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Wonder Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes about Wonder.

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

Related topics: Inspirational Life Human-Nature Psychology Mystery Adventure

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

Wherever life takes us, there are always moments of wonder.
- Jimmy Carter

From wonder into wonder existence opens.
- Lao Tzu

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In whose wonder do you get to participate today?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I can only wonder what treasure awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

People travel to wonder at the height of mountains,
at the huge waves of the sea,
at the long courses of rivers,
at the vast compass of the ocean,
at the circular motion of the stars;
and they pass by themselves without wondering.
- St. Augustine

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Wisdom begins in wonder.
- Socrates

To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand.
- Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness
with which one must look and listen,
record in astonishment
and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
- Margaret Mead

Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore.
There is always something to make you wonder
in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.
- Albert Schweitzer

The process of scientific discovery is,
in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
- Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

"I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh.
"I wish I were there to be doing it, too."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Twinkle, twinkle little bat
How I wonder what you're at!
Up above the world you fly,
Like a tea-tray in the sky.
- Lewis Carroll

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

My husband melted my heart the day he asked me,
"Can I participate in your wonder?"
In whose wonder do you get to participate today?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
- Rita Rudner

One of the oldest human needs is having someone
to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
- Margaret Mead

Remain in wonder if you want the mysteries to open up for you.
Mysteries never open up for those who go on questioning.
Questioners sooner or later end up in a library.
Questioners sooner or later end up with scriptures,
because scriptures are full of answers.
And answers are dangerous, they kill your wonder.
- Osho

It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold,
and her preparations for viewing were awesome.
- William Manchester

Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise,
a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.
- Ansel Adams

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise,
the amazement of the Gods.
- Plato

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.
Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
- Katharine Hepburn

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder,
with a dash of the dictionary.
- Khalil Gibran

There are no great limits to growth because there are
no limits of human intelligence,
imagination, and wonder.
- Ronald Reagan

I'm in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the One-Hit Wonder Wall.
I'm still very troubled by the fact that I'm in the hall and my dad isn't.
- Debby Boone

Sometimes I wake at night in the White House and rub
my eyes and wonder if it is not all a dream.
- Grover Cleveland

I wonder if most people ever ask themselves why love
is connected with reproduction.
And if they do ask themselves about this,
I wonder what answer they give.
- Mortimer Adler

We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile.
And now we realize that we know where it lives...
inside ourselves.
- Albert Camus

Sometimes when I'm talking, my words can't keep up with my thoughts.
I wonder why we think faster than we speak.
Probably so we can think twice.
- Bill Watterson

Sponges grow in the ocean.
That just kills me.
I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn't happen.
- Steven Wright

I wonder what kind of lives they will have built for
themselves when they turn 45 and can't really have
any connection with people because they are so used to fleeting sexual.
- Randy Harrison

I think most of the people involved in any art always
secretly wonder whether they are really there because
they're good or there because they're lucky.
- Katharine Hepburn

I am amazed; until the day I die I shall wonder how
Whittaker Chambers got into my house to use my typewriter.
- Alger Hiss

What am I doing in this silly showbiz life? I do wonder that sometimes.
- Saffron Burrows

I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.
- Jonathan Swift

Yet the wonder of it all is that, while engaged in
a seemingly endless struggle,
the Israelis have managed to turn a desert into a garden.
- George Ball

I certainly remember building model rockets.
It was fun to watch the rocket blast into the air,
suspenseful to wonder if the parachute would open to
bring the rocket safely back.
- Eric Allin Cornell

I wonder much that a court of Law should be in doubt
whether a Resolution of Congress can superceed the
Law of a Sovereign State.
- William Whipple

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter,
when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
- John Locke

They say that every snowflake is different.
If that were true, how could the world go on? How could
we ever get up off our knees? How could we ever recover from the wonder of it?
- Jeanette Winterson

To sing along with Stevie Wonder, you had to make your
voice do things it was not accustomed to doing.
- Michael Bolton

But I think it is a serious issue to wonder about the
other platonic absolutes of say beauty and morality.
- Roger Penrose

We would sift through every inch of what it was that worked,
or if it didn't, and wonder what was effective in it,
in terms of paint, the subject matter,
the size, the drawing.
- Helen Frankenthaler

Ordinary men live among marvels and feel no wonder,
grow familiar with objects and learn nothing new about them.
- George Henry Lewes

I sometimes wonder what would have happened if the
first book had not sold...
doesn't bear thinking about, but I suppose we'd have made it work somehow.
- Bernard Cornwell

Jane Austen is at the end of the line that begins with Samuel Richardson,
which takes wonder and magic out of the novel,
treats not the past but the present.
- Leslie Fiedler

It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many million faces,
there should be none alike.
- Thomas Browne

I don't know what keeps me going.
Sometimes I wonder...
I think it's just pure perseverance and wanting to
succeed and having that burning desire to always have success.
- Tanya Tucker

Wonder is involuntary praise.
- Edward Young

I sometimes wonder if two thirds of the globe is covered in red carpet.
- Prince Charles

When you come to Christ as a real young person,
I think when you become a teen-ager either you rebel or you search,
doubt, and wonder.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and
wonder how I do these things.
I can embarrass myself so badly that I literally get
a hot prickle down the back of my neck.
- Daisy Donovan

So, I'm the Eighth Wonder of the World.
It's flattering and very, very funny.
- Eva Longoria

When you come to do the film, it is not the time to wonder why you do it.
It's just how to do it.
- Isabelle Huppert

By jove, no wonder women don't love war nor understand it,
nor can operate in it as a rule; it takes a man to
suffer what other men have invented.
- Janet Flanner

The fear of failure is so great, it is no wonder that
the desire to do right by one's children has led to
a whole library of books offering advice on how to raise them.
- Bruno Bettelheim

It has been very erotic and provocative for people
to wonder about my feelings for women.
- Catherine Deneuve

Some people, when they die, leave so much life behind
that we wonder how they did it.
- Patti Davis

I sometimes wonder if the inability to find oneself
makes one seek oneself in other people,
in characters.
- John Cazale


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