Quotes about Wonder

23 06 2013

Wonder!

awe
curiosity admiration
amazement
puzzlement
astonishment
spontaneous delight:

 

Quotes about Wonder:

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”
E.E. Cummings

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

“The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.”
Richard Bach

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.”
Rachel Carson

“I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.”
Gerry Spence

 

“The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. He who know it not and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement, is as good as dead, a snuffed-out can.”
Albert Einstein

Philosophy begins with wonder.
Plato, quoting Socrates

“It was through the feeling of wonder that men now and at first began to philosophize.”
Aristotle

“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.”
Neil Armstrong

“Stuff your eyes with wonder … live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.”
Ray Bradbury

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

“He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.”
M. C. Escher

“All wonder is the effect of novelty on ignorance.”
Samuel Johnson

“Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.”
Helen Keller

“The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.”
John Muir

A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
Walt Whitman

“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child — our own two eyes. All is a miracle.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

“If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I would ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.”
Rachel Carson

“There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.”
Thomas Jefferson

 

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