Wonder Quotes

Chuck Palahniuk

Language, she said, was just our way to explain away the wonder and glory of the
Language, she said, was just our way to explain away the wonder and glory of the world. To deconstruct. To dismiss. She said people can't deal with how beautiful the world really is. How it can't be explained and understood.

Bryan Fields

The sad thing about miracles is that they’re unique. They can’t be explained, or shared, or duplicated. And they absolutely cannot be captured and made to perform on demand. If that day ever came, our world would die for lack of wonder.

Eric Micha'el Leventhal

Imagination makes the world
and all the wonders in it.
The seed of every dream unfurls
as you with love begin it!

Amit Kalantri

When your youth is about to enter in old age it shouldn't wonder, what happened? it must say, well done.

Amit Kalantri

You cannot afford to gamble your youth only for fun.

Ursula K. Le Guin

Nobody who says, ‘I told you so’ has ever been, or will ever be, a hero.

Kevin Brockmeier

There was no one alive who did not contribute his share of mystery to the world.

Jodi Picoult

words are like nets - we hope they'll cover what we mean, but we know they can't possibly hold that much joy, or grief, or wonder.

Vera Nazarian

Incidentally, the world is magical.
Magic is simply what's off our human scale... at the moment.

Paul Russell

There was no denying it. Boys grabbed him. Their loveliness tore him apart. The world was a wonder after all.

Annie Dillard

I want to climb up the blank blue dome as a man would storm the inside of a circus tent, wildly, dangling, and with a steel knife claw a rent in the top, peep, and, if I must, fall.

John Geddes

...everyone wants to be excited by something magical and wondrous - to be reminded of how they once saw the world ...

R.J. Palacio

Do people look the same when they go to heaven, mommy?"
"I don't know. I don't think so."
"Then how do people recognize each other?"
"I don't know, sweetie. They just feel it. You don't need your eyes to love, right?

R.J. Palacio

I think we're too young to be dating. I mean I don't see what the rush is." Summer says.
"Yeah, I agree," said August. "Which is kind of a shame, you know what with all those babes who keep throwing themselves at me and stuff?

William Blake

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

Charles Chaplin

You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down

Walt Whitman

Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.

Julia L. Roberts

I would rather have 30 minutes of "wonderful" than a lifetime of nothing special.

John Marmysz

Despite its successes, in the end, philosophical thinking always falls short of its real goal. It involves both the wonder of aspiring toward the Truth and the distress of falling short of that Truth. In this way, philosophy can be characterized as wondrous distress.

M. Scott Peck

Life is difficult.

Albert Einstein

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.. Albert
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

Alice Walker

I think us here to wonder, myself. To wonder. To ask. And that in wondering bout the big things and asking bout the big things, you learn about the little ones, almost by accident. But you never know nothing more about the big things than you start out with. The more I wonder, the more I love.

Thomas Aquinas

Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.


Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.

Tad Williams

He who is certain he knows the ending of things when he is only beginning them is either extremely wise or extremely foolish; no matter which is true, he is certainly an unhappy man, for he has put a knife in the heart of wonder.

Terry Pratchett

And, as always happens, and happens far too soon, the strange and wonderful becomes a memory and a memory becomes a dream. Tomorrow it's gone.

Edgar Allan Poe

It is a happiness to wonder; - it is a happiness to dream.. Edgar Allan Poe
It is a happiness to wonder; - it is a happiness to dream.

Carrie Ryan

the living used to wonder what happened after death. She said that whole religions were born and evolved around this one simple uncertainty.

Vera Nazarian

Is it folly to believe in something that is intangible? After all, some of the greatest intangibles are Love, Hope, and Wonder.

Another is Deity.

The choice to be a fool is yours.

Paul E. Miller

As we wait and pray, God weaves his story and creates a wonder. Instead of drifting between comedy (denial) and tragedy (reality), we have a relationship with the living God, who is intimately involved with the details of our worlds. We are learning to watch for the story to unfold, to wait for the wonder.

William Shakespeare

O, wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in't!

Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Summertime. It was a song. It was a season. I wondered if that season would ever live inside of me.

Ellen DeGeneres

I wonder what will happen if i put a hand cream on my feet, will they get confused and start clapping?

Rachel Carson

The winds, the sea, and the moving tides are what they are. If there is wonder and beauty and majesty in them, science will discover these qualities... If there is poetry in my book about the sea, it is not because I deliberately put it there, but because no one could write truthfully about the sea and leave out the poetry.

Huston Smith

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.

Andy Mulcahy

Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of this astonishing universe, and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy.

Lailah Gifty Akita

You have to choose your path.
You have to decide what you wish to do.
You are the only person that can determine your destiny.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Each day is filled with beautiful splendid.

Brian Selznick

It looks like the whole city is made out of stars.

Stefan Molyneux

I never really grew up until I had kids.

Arthur C. Clarke

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Ray Bradbury

We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.

Bill Watterson

That's the whole problem with science. You've got a bunch of empiricists trying to describe things of unimaginable wonder.

Carl Sagan

Cutting off fundamental, curiosity-driven science is like eating the seed corn. We may have a little more to eat next winter but what will we plant so we and our children will have enough to get through the winters to come?

Jody Lynn Nye

But I should not have to explain to you how important it is for science and simplicity to coexist. One must not fear to be a little child again, when times of wonder are at hand.

Aleister Crowley

Those, therefore, who effect to despise "profane" Science are themselves despicable. It is their own incapacity for true Thought of any serious kind, their vanity and pertness; nay more also! their own subconsciousness sense of their own shame and idleness, that induces them to build these flimsy fortification of pretentious ignorance.

Fritz Zwicky

To base the unexplainabilty and the immense wonder of nature onto an other miracle (God) is unnecessary and not acceptable for any serious thinker.

[Diary entry, 1971]

Francis Bacon

For all knowledge and wonder (which is the seed of knowledge) is an impression of pleasure in itself.

Brendan Kennelly

I know it does not matter that I do not understand.

Steven Redhead

Success is realising the true joy and wonder of life can only be yours if you follow your own intuition, aiming to achieve your bliss.

Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Wonder feeds our best intelligence and is perhaps its source.

Diane Ackerman

Wonder is the heaviest element on the periodic table. Even a tiny fleck of it stops time.

Markus Zusak

It makes me wonder, Do we spend most of our days trying to remember or forget things? Do we spend most of our time running towards or away from our lives? I don't know.

Roman Payne

From all that I saw,
and everywhere I wandered,
I learned that time cannot be spent,
It only can be squandered.

Bram Stoker

I am all in a sea of wonders. I doubt; I fear; I think strange things, which I dare not confess to my own soul. God keep me, if only for the sake of those dear to me!

Elizabeth Gilbert

As someone who struggles with anxiety and cowardice, as we all do, I’m profoundly inspired by. . . . full-on commitment to wonder, to wonder as a response to anguish or difficulty. It makes everything a puzzle, right? A catastrophe is nothing but a puzzle with the volume of drama turned up very high.

Elizabeth Gilbert

We need courage to take ourselves seriously, to look closely and without flinching, to regard the things that frighten us in life and art with wonder.

J. Norman Collie

The text-book is rare that stimulates its reader to ask, Why is this so? Or, How does this connect with what has been read elsewhere?

Franz Kafka

Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.

R.J. Palacio

I wish every day could be Halloween. We could all wear masks all the time. Then we could walk around and get to know each other before we got to see what we looked like under the masks.

Rachel Carson

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility.

Hayao Miyazaki

Yet, even amidst the hatred and carnage, life is still worth living. It is possible for wonderful encounters and beautiful things to exist.

Bryant McGill

A more wonderful life and a more beautiful world is one thought away.

Peter Matthiessen

The sun is roaring, it fills to bursting each crystal of snow. I flush with feeling, moved beyond my comprehension, and once again, the warm tears freeze upon my face. These rocks and mountains, all this matter, the snow itself, the air- the earth is ringing. All is moving, full of power, full of light.

Alberto Caeiro

But if God is the flowers and the trees
And the hills and the sun and the moonlight,
Then I believe in him,
Then I believe in him all the time,
And my whole life is an oration and a mass,
And a communion with my eyes and through my ears.

Michael Gaitley

Being reveals itself in all its beauty, splendor, and mystery “to him who contemplates it reverently.” ... What's the most beautiful part of the world, the part that has the greatest dignity? It’s not really a part but a person – it’s every person. Personal being is the greatest wonder of the cosmos.

Rob Brezsny

If you’re really listening, if you’re awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly. In fact, your heart is made to break; its purpose is to burst open again and again so it can hold evermore wonders. -Andrew Harvey

Brandon Villasenor

I wonder how many women are held up in their bed waiting to be sung to, served wine to, read poetry to, kissed slowly with.

Mandy Hale

In the midst of our struggle to find out who we are, there are infinite possibilities for beauty, and hope, and wonder, and love.

John Piper

An eye for beauty instead of bleakness might have lightened some of his load.

Ellis Peters

Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment!

John Muir

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. -John Muir, naturalist, explorer, and writer (1838-1914)

Alberto Caeiro

Now I sense the perfume of flowers like seeing a new thing.
I know they smell just as well as I know I existed.
They’re things known from the outside.
But now I know with my breathing from the back of my head.

Rabbi Nachman De Bratslav

As the hand held before the eye conceals the greatest mountain, so the little earthly life hides from the glance the enormous lights and mysteries of which the world is full, and he who can draw it away from before his eyes, as one draws away a hand, beholds the great shining of the inner worlds.

Oksana Rus

The serenity of the lulling ocean is a wondrous thing to behold..more precious than the gems coveted and covered in platinum or gold...

Amit Kalantri

Nature has created countless number of wonders, we got a long way to go as man have created only seven wonders.

J. Tuzo Wilson

Much as I admired the elegance of physical theories, which at that time geology wholly lacked, I preferred a life in the woods to one in the laboratory.

Marty Rubin

I still find the moon more amazing than the fact men have walked on it.

Annie Dillard

I was still ringing. I had been my whole life a bell, and never knew it until at that moment I was lifted and struck.

Marty Rubin

To one who loves birds, morning always wakes up singing.

Robert E. Howard

Know, oh prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the Sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars.

Fuyumi Ono

She couldn't live in denial of her own humanity.

Kate Forsyth

By fire, fever, storm and sword, your blood shall suffer this bane. No peace or joy for Wintersloe's lord, till the puzzle ring is whole again

Ursula K. Le Guin

Oh, Hank," Susan whispered, "their wings are furry."

"Oh, James," Harriet whispered, "their hands are kind.

A.M. Homes

Was this the big one or was this the small tremor, the warning? Does it get better - does the sensation of being in a dream underwater go away?

Jay Nichols

When you view your world exclusively through the lens of science, your prescription will never be strong enough.

David Mitchell

On bad days you wonder, ‘Why not just back off from the war and lead a quiet metalife?

Robert Henri

What we need is more sense of the wonder of life and less of this business of making a picture.

Royal Cromwell

Wisdom is a dreadfully wonderful gift,giving you great insight but terrible pain that you learn from.

Harold Kemp

When she remembers to look at herself in a spiritual light, she sees the deep capacity for love this pain has brought her. The realization fills her with wonder. Now she can rise in the morning and greet the new day with eagerness and grace.

Carl Sagan

[an encounter in space] "Some celestial event. No-no words-no words to describe it. Poetry! They should have sent a poet. So beautiful. So beautiful...I had no idea. I had no idea.

George MacDonald

To cease to wonder is to fall plumb-down from the childlike to the commonplace - the most undivine of all moods intellectual. Our nature can never be at home among things that are not wonderful to us.

Debbie Burns

Follow your Dreams - They give pathway to the wonder of who you are.

Mike Yaconelli

Children live in a world of dreams and imagination, a world of aliveness… There is a voice of wonder and amazement inside all of us; but we grow to realize we can no longer hear it, and we live in silence. It isn’t that God stopped speaking; it is that our lives became louder.

Craig D. Lounsbrough

Jesus came to give us life so unimaginably beyond anything that we could ever hope to conceptualize that wonder cannot help but be our constant companion.

Jaeda DeWalt

I love dipping into dreams and sinuously sinking into sleep. It's the freest place to be. The possibilities are limitless and my imagination becomes a weightless wonder.

Nikki Rowe

i wonder if he is seeking me; as i am seeking him. I dont know what he looks like; but i know one thing for sure, the moment i feel his soul, my entire world will change.

Kimberly Elkins

God is a strange and mysterious master, and I no doubt am a strange and mysterious servant, but from this day forward I am His. I am forever changed, by my own choice, and I wonder if He is too.

Victoria Schwab

He wondered about himself (whether he was broken, or special, or better, or worse) and about other people (whether they were really all as stupid as they seemed).

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