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1. “The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us the less taste we shall have for the destruction of our race. Wonder and humility are wholesome emotions, and they do not exist side by side with a lust for destruction.{Speech accepting the John Burroughs Medal}”

Tags : Attention Burroughs Destruction Emotion Existence Humility Inspirational John Burroughs Lust Reality Science Universe Wonder
Author : Rachel Carson

2. “Do you ever wonder why things have to turn out the way they do?”

Tags : Destiny Fate Wonder
Source : A Walk to Remember

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

Tags : Beauty Wonder Young At Heart Youth Youthfulness
Author : Franz Kafka

4. “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.”

Tags : Art Beauty Music Wonder

5. “The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”

Tags : Destruction Ecology Reality Universe Wonder
Author : Rachel Carson

6. “We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.”

Tags : Science Sense Of Wonder Universe Wonder
Author : Ray Bradbury

7. “If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.”

Tags : Choices Different Joy Self Self Care Self Esteem Self Expression Self Love Self Talk Unique Uniqueness Wonder
Source : Lit From Within: Tending Your Soul For Lifelong Beauty

8. “When you don't cover up the world with words and labels, a sense of the miraculous returns to your life that was lost a long time ago when humanity, instead of using thought, became possessed by thought.”

Tags : Power Of Words Wonder
Author : Eckhart Tolle
Source : A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

9. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”

Tags : Magic Science Technology Wonder
Source : Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry Into the Limits of the Possible

10. “Do any of them realize that Simon Wolfgard is falling in love with Meg Corbyn? Monty wondered. Does Wolfgard understand his own response to the girl? What about Meg? How does she feel? What would the rest of the Others do if one of their kind did fall in love with a human?”

Tags : Love Meg Simon Wolfgard Thought Provoking Wonder
Author : Anne Bishop
Source : Murder of Crows

11. “I'm no longer a child and I still want to be, to live with the pirates. Because I want to live forever in wonder. The difference between me as a child and me as an adult is this and only this: when I was a child, I longed to travel into, to live in wonder. Now, I know, as much as I can know anything, that to travel into wonder is to be wonder. So it matters little whether I travel by plane, by rowboat, or by book. Or, by dream. I do not see, for there is no I to see. That is what the pirates know. There is only seeing and, in order to go to see, one must be a pirate.”

Tags : Pirates Reading Wonder
Author : Kathy Acker

12. “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”

Tags : Awe Magic Perception Wonder
Author : W.B. Yeats

13. “Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery.”

Tags : Allegory Brooks Creation Destruction Earth Environment Fish Glens Loss Man Maps Mystery Nature Parable Past Trout Wonder World
Source : The Road

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

Tags : Adventure Bravery Courage Curiousity Freedom Heroism Wonder

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

Tags : Advice For Daily Living Inspirational Live In The Moment Optimism Wonder

16. “You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down”

Tags : Inspirational Optimism Pessimism Wonder

17. “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?”

Tags : Death Heaven Love Wonder
Author : R.J. Palacio
Source : Wonder

18. “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?”

Tags : Research Sagan Science Wonder
Author : Carl Sagan
Source : The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

19. “She had loved him for such a long time, she thought. How was it that she did now know him at all?”

Tags : Depressing Heartbreak Jealousy Love Sadness Wonder
Source : Clockwork Prince

20. “I wonder, he wondered, if any human has ever felt this way before about an android.”

Tags : Android Sheep Wonder
Source : Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

21. “From time to timeI once wondered how one wanders from time to timeAnd think up the paradox lineSpeak of Epoch's crimeOh I lied, it hasn't happened yetBut bet you better believe it's such a habit thatI just said that in a past mindset”

Tags : Crime Curiosity Epoch Fantasy Imagination Lies Lyrics Paradox Poetry Pondering Riddles Song Thinking Time Truth Wander Wonder
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

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

Tags : Element Heavy Stop Time Wonder Wonderment

23. “The pyramid shape is said to hold many secrets and amazing properties. One of them is a sense of wonder.”

Tags : Property Pyramid Secret Secrets Shape Wonder
Author : Vera Nazarian

24. “At some point, one asks, "Toward what end is my life lived?" A great freedom comes from being able to answer that question. A sleeper can be decoyed out of bed by the sheer beauty of dawn on the open seas. Part of my job, as I see it, is to allow that to happen. Sleepers like me need at some point to rise and take their turn on morning watch for the sake of the planet, but also for their own sake, for the enrichment of their lives. From the deserts of Namibia to the razor-backed Himalayas, there are wonderful creatures that have roamed the Earth much longer than we, creatures that not only are worthy of our respect but could teach us about ourselves.”

Tags : Animals Beauty Conversation Creatures Earth Enrichment Freedom Lessons Planet Respect Wild Wonder Wonderful
Source : The Rarest of the Rare: Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds

25. “I'm no more a wonder than anyone. And that's what makes the world magical. Every baby's a seed of wonder - that gets watered or it doesn't.”

Tags : Baby Potential Seed Wonder
Author : Dean Koontz
Source : Relentless

26. “When you are isolated and obscured, your achievements may be wonderful but unknown.”

Tags : Brand Branding Food For Thought Hidden Hide Isolate Isolation Israelmore Ayivor Obscure Obscured Obscurity Personal Branding Unknown Wonder Wonderful
Source : Shaping the dream

27. “I said I *liked* being half-educated; you were so much more *surprised* at everything when you were ignorant.”

Tags : Discovery Learning Surprise Wonder
Source : My Family and Other Animals

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

Tags : Ambitions Efforts Good Work Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Motivation Motivational Motivational Quotes Old Old Age Well Done Wonder Wondering Work Young Young Age Young People Youth Youth Age Youthfulness
Author : Amit Kalantri

29. “You cannot afford to gamble your youth only for fun.”

Tags : Affordability Affordable Gambler Gambling Good Work Have Fun Having Fun Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Joy Motivational Quotes Old Old Age Waste Time Wonder Wondering Work Young Age Young People Youth Youth Age Youthfulness
Author : Amit Kalantri

30. “I've wandered through the real world, and written myself through the darkness of the streets inside me. I see people walking through the city and wonder where they've been, and what the moments of their lives have done to them. If they're anything like me, their moments have held them up and shot them down.Sometimes I just survive.But sometimes I stand on the rooftop of my existence, arms stretched out, begging for more.That's when the stories show up in me.They find me all the time.They're made of underdogs and fighters. They're made of hunger and desire and trying to live decent.The only trouble is, I don't know which of those stories comes first.Maybe they all just merge into one.We'll see, I guess.I'll let you know when I decide.”

Tags : City Desire Fighters Hunger Real World Stories Streets Underdogs Wonder Written
Author : Markus Zusak
Source : Getting the Girl

31. “I find myself drunk in the streets again.A glass of wine and so my thoughts begin.I smile at passersby to and fro,Faces like blank slates minutes ago,Now emotions readily painted on canvases:Grief, despair, joy, and madnesses.At this time, the clouds are sweating sweet waterAnd you can smell the scent of each corner:Fish, dirt, rotten apples, and burning tires.Close your eyes here to smell all your heart desires.Everything is more colourful when you're not yourself.So long as you’re sound body and mind, you have your wealth.I am now treading almost fleeting.Birds singing, bicycle bells ringing.I have lost my way but not my heart.Have my head, those two are apart.Take care dear city, I must soon head home.Until tomorrow evening when again I will roam.”

Tags : Bells Bicycle Blank Slate Canvas Clouds Corner Day Dear Enjoy Eyes Head Home Kamand Kamand Kojouri Lost Merriment Pavement Singing Smile Tire Treading Walk Wandering Wealth Wonder

32. “The place where the story happened was a world on the back of four elephants perched on the shell of a giant turtle. That's the advantage of space. It's big enough to hold practically anything, and so, eventually, it does.People think that it is strange to have a turtle ten thousand miles long and an elephant more than two thousand miles tall, which just shows that the human brain is ill-adapted for thinking and was probably originally designed for cooling the blood. It believes mere size is amazing.There's nothing amazing about size. Turtles are amazing, and elephants are quite astonishing. But the fact that there's a big turtle is far less amazing than the fact that there is a turtle anywhere.”

Tags : Creation Myth Humor Myth Wonder
Source : The Last Hero

33. “A Second Childhood.”When all my days are endingAnd I have no song to sing,I think that I shall not be too oldTo stare at everything;As I stared once at a nursery doorOr a tall tree and a swing.Wherein God’s ponderous mercy hangsOn all my sins and me,Because He does not take awayThe terror from the treeAnd stones still shine along the roadThat are and cannot be.Men grow too old for love, my love,Men grow too old for wine,But I shall not grow too old to seeUnearthly daylight shine,Changing my chamber’s dust to snowTill I doubt if it be mine.Behold, the crowning mercies melt,The first surprises stay;And in my dross is dropped a giftFor which I dare not pray:That a man grow used to grief and joyBut not to night and day.Men grow too old for love, my love,Men grow too old for lies;But I shall not grow too old to seeEnormous night arise,A cloud that is larger than the worldAnd a monster made of eyes.Nor am I worthy to unlooseThe latchet of my shoe;Or shake the dust from off my feetOr the staff that bears me throughOn ground that is too good to last,Too solid to be true.Men grow too old to woo, my love,Men grow too old to wed;But I shall not grow too old to seeHung crazily overheadIncredible rafters when I wakeAnd I find that I am not dead.A thrill of thunder in my hair:Though blackening clouds be plain,Still I am stung and startledBy the first drop of the rain:Romance and pride and passion passAnd these are what remain.Strange crawling carpets of the grass,Wide windows of the sky;So in this perilous grace of GodWith all my sins go I:And things grow new though I grow old,Though I grow old and die.”

Tags : Childhood Death Joy Life Love Old Wonder
Source : The Collected Poems of G. K. Chesterton

34. “I wonder if you know yet that you’ll leave me. That you are a child playing with matches and I have a paper body. You will meet a girl with a softer voice and stronger arms and she will not have violent secrets or an affection for red wine or eyes that never stay dry. You will fall into her bed and I’ll go back to spending Friday nights with boys who never learn my last name. ”

Tags : Affection Child Girl Playing Secret Strong Violent Wonder

35. “I have outlived a few of the kids that I grew up with in Knowsley Village, Liverpool, UK. Two dropped dead at eighteen years of age from heart attacks! They lived across the road from each other and played together. I wonder if it was some exposure that was common to them? Curiously, an entire family of three ladies all got breast cancer just round the corner from them, it killed my friend! A little further up the road another friend dropped dead of brain cancer in her thirties. Always seemed like far too much premature death in such a small area.”

Tags : Age Always Attacks Breast Cancer Curiously Death Entire Exposure Few Friend Heart Knowsley Ladies Lived Liverpool Played Premature Road Small Together Wonder
Author : Steven Magee

36. “I roll over on my back and clutch the book against my chest; then I chuck it on the carpet. It's too heavy to rest on me, too full of history. Not all of it is bad. Some of the memories make me smile. Some of them make me mad. But more dangerously, some of them make me wonder what my life would be like as a girlfriend, what it would be like to have a regular relationship, with all its ups and downs and awkward moments.I switch out my lamp and stare at the ceiling in the dark, taking a series of shaky breaths. I know that it’s better this way, being the one in control. The one in control calls the shots, and the one in control sets the pace.Most important of all, the one in control doesn’t get hurt.”

Tags : Control Control Issues Memory Wonder
Source : Firsts

37. “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?”

Tags : Dating Humor R J Palacio Wonder Young Love
Author : R.J. Palacio
Source : Wonder

38. “Necessities1A map of the world. Not the one in the atlas,but the one in our heads, the one we keep coloring in.With the blue thread of the river by which we grew up.The green smear of the woods we first made love in.The yellow city we thought was our future.The red highways not traveled, the green oneswith their missed exits, the black side roadswhich took us where we had not meant to go.The high peaks, recorded by relatives,though we prefer certain unmarked elevations,the private alps no one knows we have climbed.The careful boundaries we draw and erase.And always, around the edges,the opaque wash of blue, concealingthe drop-off they have stepped into before us,singly, mapless, not looking back.”

Tags : Atlases Enoughness Guide Life Map Maps Travel Wisdom Wonder World
Author : Lisel Mueller
Source : Alive Together

39. “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.”

Tags : Beauty Holiness Mountains Mysticism Nature Sacredness Wonder
Source : The Snow Leopard

40. “The mystical perception (which is only “mystical” if reality is limited to what can be measured by the intellect and senses) is remarkably consistent in all ages and all places. All phenomena are processes, connections, all is in flux…have the mind screens knocked away to see there is no real edge to anything, that in the endless interpenetration of the universe, a molecular flow, a cosmic energy shimmers in all stone and steel as well as flesh…”

Tags : Cosmic Energy Holiness Mindfulness Mysticism Pure Experience Sacred Sacredness Wonder Zen
Source : The Snow Leopard

41. “In his first summers, forsaking all his toys, my son would stand rapt for nearly an hour in his sandbox in the orchard, as doves and redwings came and went on the warm wind, the leaves dancing, the clouds flying…the child was not observing; he was at rest in the very center of the universe, a part of things, unaware of endings and beginning, still in unison with the primordial nature of creation, letting all light and phenomena pour through.”

Tags : Beauty Children Holiness Light Mindfulness Mysticism Sacredness Wonder
Source : The Snow Leopard

42. “In what is now known as Bodh Gaya…a Buddhist temple stands beside an ancient pipal, descended from that bodhi tree, or “enlightenment tree,” and I watched the rising of the morning star and came away no wiser than before. But later I wondered if the Tibetan monks were aware that the Bodhi tree was murmuring with gusts of birds, while another large pipal, so close by that it touched the holy tree with many branches, was without life. I make no claim for the event: I simply declare what I saw at Bodh Gaya.”

Tags : Buddhism Enlightenment Holiness Nature Sacredness Sprituality Wonder
Source : The Snow Leopard

43. “Study, along the lines which the theologies have mapped, will never lead us to discovery of the fundamental facts of our existence. That goal must be attained by means of exact science and can only be achieved by such means. The fact that man, for ages, has superstitiously believed in what he calls a God does not prove at all that his theory has been right. There have been many gods – all makeshifts, born of inability to fathom the deep fundamental truth. There must be something at the bottom of existence, and man, in ignorance, being unable to discover what it is through reason, because his reason has been so imperfect, undeveloped, has used, instead, imagination, and created figments, of one kind or another, which, according to the country he was born in, the suggestions of his environment, satisfied him for the time being. Not one of all the gods of all the various theologies has ever really been proved. We accept no ordinary scientific fact without the final proof; why should we, then, be satisfied in this most mighty of all matters, with a mere theory?Destruction of false theories will not decrease the sum of human happiness in future, any more than it has in the past... The days of miracles have passed. I do not believe, of course, that there was ever any day of actual miracles. I cannot understand that there were ever any miracles at all. My guide must be my reason, and at thought of miracles my reason is rebellious. Personally, I do not believe that Christ laid claim to doing miracles, or asserted that he had miraculous power...Our intelligence is the aggregate intelligence of the cells which make us up. There is no soul, distinct from mind, and what we speak of as the mind is just the aggregate intelligence of cells. It is fallacious to declare that we have souls apart from animal intelligence, apart from brains. It is the brain that keeps us going. There is nothing beyond that.Life goes on endlessly, but no more in human beings than in other animals, or, for that matter, than in vegetables. Life, collectively, must be immortal, human beings, individually, cannot be, as I see it, for they are not the individuals – they are mere aggregates of cells.There is no supernatural. We are continually learning new things. There are powers within us which have not yet been developed and they will develop. We shall learn things of ourselves, which will be full of wonders, but none of them will be beyond the natural.[Columbian Magazine interview]”

Tags : Destruction Falsehood Gods Immortality Inspirational Makeshift Miracles Naturalism Reason Satisfaction Science Soul Study Superstitious Theology Theory Truth Wonder

44. “Those who wish to seek out the cause of miracles and to understand the things of nature as philosophers, and not to stare at them in astonishment like fools, are soon considered heretical and impious, and proclaimed as such by those whom the mob adores as the interpreters of nature and the gods. For these men know that, once ignorance is put aside, that wonderment would be taken away, which is the only means by which their authority is preserved.”

Tags : Astonishment Authority Causation Cause Foolish Fools Heresy Heretical Ignorance Impious Interpret Knowledge Miracles Mob Nature Philosopher Piety Preservation Stare Thinking Truth Understanding Wonder
Source : Ethics

45. “I want to remember to notice the wonders of each day, in each moment, no matter where I am under any circumstance.”

Tags : Awareness Beauty Day Each Day Gratitude Mindful Mindfulness Moment Notice Remember Wonder Wonders World Yoga

46. “I have not yet lost a feeling of wonder, and of delight, that this delicate motion should reside in all the things around us, revealing itself only to him who looks for it. I remember, in the winter of our first experiments, just seven years ago, looking on snow with new eyes. There the snow lay around my doorstep — great heaps of protons quietly precessing in the earth's magnetic field. To see the world for a moment as something rich and strange is the private reward of many a discovery.”

Tags : Awe Beauty Delight Discovery Earth Experiments Magnetic Field Nobel Laureate Protons Reward Rich Science Senses Snow Strange Universe Wonder World

47. “Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory.”

Tags : Awareness Wonder
Author : Betty Smith
Source : A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

48. “In the great meteor shower of August, the Perseid, I wail all day for the shooting stars I miss. They’re out there showering down, committing hari-kiri in a flame of fatal attraction, and hissing perhaps into the ocean. But at dawn what looks like a blue dome clamps down over me like a lid on a pot. The stars and planets could smash and I’d never know. Only a piece of ashen moon occasionally climbs up or down the inside of the dome, and our local star without surcease explodes on our heads. We have really only that one light, one source for all power, and yet we must turn away from it by universal decree. Nobody here on the planet seems aware of that strange, powerful taboo, that we all walk about carefully averting our faces, this way and that, lest our eyes be blasted forever.”

Tags : Beauty Faith Meteors Nature Science Sky Spirit Taboo Wonder
Author : Annie Dillard
Source : Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

49. “You cannot wait for an untroubled world to have an untroubled moment. The terrible phone call, the rainstorm, the sinister knock on the door—they will all come. Soon enough arrive the treacherous villain and the unfair trial and the smoke and the flames of the suspicious fires to burn everything away. In the meantime, it is best to grab what wonderful moments you find lying around.”

Tags : Beauty Calm Evil Peace Trouble Wonder
Source : Shouldn't You Be in School?

50. “You know that feeling of invincibility you sometimes get, especially when young and testing yourself - well that could be because actually know deep down that we are indeed eternal. We come into this world to live a life, to experience it, from somewhere else, some other plane, but we are programmed by all around us to deny or forget this - until one day we may remember again. That feeling of blissful reconnection with our source can be invoked through nature, beautiful writing or art or music, any detailed craft or work of discovery or personal dedication, meditation or other mentally balancing practice, or even through religious experience if there is a pure communion (not a pretence of it). But we should not yearn to return too soon, we should accept that we have come here for the duration of each life, and revel in the chance to learn and grow on this splendid planet. We can draw a deep sense of being-ness. peace, and love from this connection, which will sustain us through any trial. Once nurtured, this becomes stronger than any other connection, so of course our relationships here are most joyful when they allow us the personal freedom to spend time developing and celebrating that connection. Our deepest friendships form with those we can share such time and experiences with - discussing, meditating, immersing ourselves in nature, or creating our music, art, written or other works. Our journeys here are voyages of discovery, opening out the wonders within and all around. What better companions could we have than those who are able to fully share in such delights with us?”

Tags : Art Balancing Being Blissful Celebrating Companion Connection Craft Creating Dedication Discovery Eternal Experience Experience Inspiration Invincibility Journey Life Lessons Life Life Philosophy Life Quotes Meditation Music Nature Peace Source Wonder Writing
Author : Jay Woodman

51. “I couldn't think of anything that didn't sound trivial, so I just nodded.”

Tags : Awed Breathtaking Impressed Speechless Wonder Wordless
Source : Shiver

52. “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.”

Tags : Beauty Discovery Majesty Nature Ocean Poetry Science Sea Tides Truthful Wonder
Author : Rachel Carson

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

Tags : Curiosity Philosophy Wonder

54. “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead —his eyes are closed. The insight into the mystery of life, coupled though it be with fear, has also given rise to religion. To know what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms—this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.”

Tags : Curiosity Religion Spirituality Wonder
Source : Living Philosophies

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

Tags : Enchanted Enchantment Magic Magical Perspective Scale Wonder World
Author : Vera Nazarian
Source : The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

56. “In the strange dreams of man, there are stories that are unknowingly being built by them. Mine are among the billions that remain untold.”

Tags : Dream Magical Philosophical Strange Wonder

57. “If God gives you a seed, He expects you to plant it;if He plants it for you, He expects you to water it; if He waters it for you, He expects you to prune it; if He prunes and keeps it for you, He expects you to harvest it; if He harvest it for you, He expects you to store it; if He stores it for you,He expects you to keep it safe from getting rotten and if He keeps it from getting rotten for you, He expects you to account for the seed.Yes!Life is all about purposefully fulfilling a purpose. We are expected to be doing something at each moment in our life or we live without purposefully living.”

Tags : Accountability Expectations God Life Living Living Life To The Fullest Living Your Best Life Love Nurturing Purpose Ponder Pruning Purposefully Rotten Life Seed Seeds For Success Seeds Of Change Seeds Of Greatness Tenacity Wandering Water Wonder Wonderer
Source : The Untapped Wonderer in You: Dare to Do the Undone

58. “The best part of the journey is the surprise and wonder along the way.”

Tags : Along Along Quote Author Ken Poirot Best Life Best Part Best Part Of Journey Best Quote Journey Journey In Life Journey Quote Journey Quotes Ken Poirot Quote Ken Poirot Quotes Life Life Experience Life Lesson Life Lessons Life Philosophy Life Philosophy Inspirational Surprise Quotes Way Quotes Wonder
Author : Ken Poirot

59. “This is one of the blessings of the urban nature project: without the overtly magnificent to stop us in our tracks, we must seek out the more subversively magnificent. Our sense of what constitutes wildness is expanded, and our sense of wonder along with it.”

Tags : Magnificence Urban Nature Wildness Wonder
Source : Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness

60. “Since then I’ve come to believe you don’t always have to use things you love, and it’s not always so practical to be so practical. Now that I’ve grown up, I realize that all that delicious dilettantism pays its way as much as any degree in medicine or engineering, by making me remember every day—whenever I pick up a book or watch the Science Channel or try to read a map of Asia for no particular reason—that life is amazing and there is no end to the wonder of it.”

Tags : Experience Learning Loving Life Wonder
Author : Barbara Sher
Source : Refuse to Choose!: Use All of Your Interests, Passions, and Hobbies to Create the Life and Career of Your Dreams

61. “We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here.We privileged few, who won the lottery of birth against all odds, how dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state from which the vast majority have never stirred?”

Tags : Death Inspirational Science Wonder
Source : Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

62. “Kids think with their brains cracked wide open; becoming an adult, I've decided, is only a slow sewing shut.”

Tags : Disillusionment Growing Up Narrow Mindedness Open Mindedness Wonder
Author : Jodi Picoult
Source : My Sister's Keeper

63. “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.”

Tags : Grief Joy Limits Wonder Words
Author : Jodi Picoult
Source : Change of Heart

64. “Love making is much more than physical expression, it is a soulful dance of sensual wonder and euphoric amazement.”

Tags : Amazement Dance Euphoria Godsent Euphoric Express Expression Love Making Physical Sex Sexual Sexuality Soulful Wonder
Author : T.F. Hodge
Source : From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

65. “Humility is never about being small, unseen and unnoticed. Humility is really about expressing all the wonder you are in a way that all people see is the awesomeness and greatness of GOD.”

Tags : Awesome Awesomeness Be Yourself Express Express You Expression God Hidden Hide Humble Humbleness Humility Inspiration Inspirational Quote Life Small Truth Unnoticed Unseen Wonder Word

66. “Thus, from the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.”

Tags : Biology Evolution Grandeur Inspirational Nature Science Wonder
Source : The Origin of Species

67. “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.”

Tags : Doubt Fear Terror Wonder
Author : Bram Stoker
Source : Dracula

68. “...and you will hold me with your wondering eyes in the serenity of purest mind at the dreams edge of my quiet golden shores accompanied by the melodies of emerald blue rippling waves where I will always remain voicing harmony in the over the rainbow soothing memories of your heart...”

Tags : Always Art Edge Far Away Goodbye Hello Kiss Love Me Memory Music Oksana Rus Pure Quiet Remain Shore Soothing Sound Vision Voice Water Wonder Wondering Write
Author : Oksana Rus

69. “I have been finding treasures in places I did not want to search. I have been hearing wisdom from tongues I did not want to listen. I have been finding beauty where I did not want to look. And I have learned so much from journeys I did not want to take. Forgive me, O Gracious One; for I have been closing my ears and eyes for too long. I have learned that miracles are only called miracles because they are often witnessed by only those who can can see through all of life's illusions. I am ready to see what really exists on other side, what exists behind the blinds, and taste all the ugly fruit instead of all that looks right, plump and ripe.”

Tags : Awakening Beautiful Beauty Blind Facades Fake Fruitful Garden Garden God Gratitude Illumination Illusions Journey Life Path Light Looking Miracles Prayer Quest Search Searching Truth Seeking Truth Sight Substance Tongues Treasure Truth Path Wander Wisdom
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

70. “Never stop wandering into wonder.”

Tags : Wander Wandering Wonder Wonderful Wondering Wonderment
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

71. “Frost grows on the window glass, forming whorl patterns of lovely translucent geometry.Breathe on the glass, and you give frost more ammunition.Now it can build castles and cities and whole ice continents with your breath’s vapor.In a few blinks you can almost see the winter fairies moving in . . .But first, you hear the crackle of their wings.”

Tags : Architect Fairies Frost Winter Wonder Wonderland
Author : Vera Nazarian
Source : The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

72. “I am filled time and againwith a heart-aching wonder when I thinkof the fireand frost of memoriesof the everlastingnessof lovethe solace of familyand the power of prayer.”

Tags : Everlasting Family Feelings Fire Frost Heart Heart Ache Life Quotes Love Memories Nostalgia Poetry Poetry Quotes Poets Powerful Prayer Solace Wonder
Author : Sanober Khan
Source : Turquoise Silence

73. “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.”

Tags : Inspirational Wonder
Author : William Blake
Source : Auguries of Innocence

74. “I wonder, though…what would it be like? To be that close to a boy and have him see all of you, no holding back.”

Tags : Holding Back Love Wonder
Author : Jenny Han
Source : To All the Boys I've Loved Before

75. “Life is difficult.”

Tags : Excitement Life Living Mentation Purpose Purposeful Real Reality Reality Check Thinking Thought Truism Truth Wonder Wonderment
Author : M. Scott Peck
Source : The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth

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

Tags : Appreciation Wisdom Wonder

77. “Innovation is a man made change that we see with a sense of wonder.”

Tags : Change Debasish Debasish Mridha Innovation Man Mridha Philosophy See Sense Of Wonder Wonder

78. “Out of the void and vastness of the cosmos, life emerges; audacious, improbable. You and I are here. No other miracle is needed.”

Tags : Cosmos Good Vibes Life Life Quotes Miracle Positive Quotes Sense Of Wonder Spirituality Wonder

79. “Philosophers wonder when they do not know, artists when they do.”

Tags : Art Art Quotes Artist Artistic Endeavor Artistic Process Artists Comparison Knowledge Philosopher Philosophers Philosophical Reflection Philosophy Philosophy And Art Philosophy Quotes Sense Of Wonder Wonder
Author : Raheel Farooq

80. “It is a happiness to wonder; -- it is a happiness to dream.”

Tags : Dream Happiness Morella Short Story Wonder
Source : Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe

81. “But still, my heart beats. It dreams. It wonders. And most dangerous of all, it hopes, because despite its smallness, this hope is still a great something”

Tags : Destiny Doom Eternal Love Heart Hope Infinite Dolls Life Wonder
Source : Infinite Dolls

82. “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.”

Tags : Forget I Don T Know Lives Remember Time Wonder
Author : Markus Zusak
Source : Fighting Ruben Wolfe

83. “When you can maintain continual awareness of where you are and hold onto the vision of where you want to go, you transform your life from wandering to wonder.”

Tags : Aware Maintain Transform Life Vision Wander Wonder

84. “The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.”

Tags : Wonder

85. “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.”

Tags : Amazement Wisdom Wonder
Author : Socrates

86. “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.”

Tags : Philosophy Wonder
Author : Alice Walker
Source : The Color Purple

87. “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.”

Tags : Beauty Bullying R J Palacio Wonder
Author : R.J. Palacio

88. “The mystery and art of living are as grand as the sweep of a lifetime and the lifetime of a species. And they are as close as beginning, quietly, to mine whatever grace and beauty, whatever healing and attentiveness, are possible in this moment and the next and the next one after that.”

Tags : Art Of Living Attention Awe Beauty Diversity Enlightenment God Grace Humanity Life Life Force Love Mindfulness Mystery On Being Religion Spirit Wisdom Wonder
Source : Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

89. “Forrest Gander: "Maybe the best we can do is try to leave ourselves unprotected. To keep brushing off habits, how we see things and what we expect, as they crust around us. Brushing the green flies of the usual off the tablecloth. To pay attention.”

Tags : Attention Habit Inspirational Wonder
Source : The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive

90. “The rock I'd seen in my life looked dull because in all ignorance I'd never thought to knock it open. People have cracked ordinary New England pegmatite - big, coarse granite - and laid bare clusters of red garnets, or topaz crystals, chrysoberyl, spodumene, emerald. They held in their hands crystals that had hung in a hole in the dark for a billion years unseen. I was all for it. I would lay about me right and left with a hammer, and bash the landscape to bits. I would crack the earth's crust like a piñata and spread to the light the vivid prizes in chunks within. Rock collecting was opening the mountains. It was like diving through my own interior blank blackness to remember the startling pieces of a dream: there was a blue lake, a witch, a lighthouse, a yellow path. It was like poking about in a grimy alley and finding an old, old coin. Nothing was at it seemed. The earth was like a shut eye. Mother's not dead, dear - she's only sleeping. Pry open the thin lid and find a crystalline intelligence inside, a rayed and sidereal beauty. Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetical flowers. They lengthened and spread, adding plane to plane in awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even the stones - maybe only the stones - understood.”

Tags : Beauty Discovery Geology Memoir Rock Collecting Rocks Wonder
Author : Annie Dillard
Source : An American Childhood

91. “The Himalayas are the crowning achievement of the Indo-Australian plate. India in the Oligocene crashed head on into Tibet, hit so hard that it not only folded and buckled the plate boundaries but also plowed into the newly created Tibetan plateau and drove the Himalayas five and a half miles into the sky. The mountains are in some trouble. India has not stopped pushing them, and they are still going up. Their height and volume are already so great they are beginning to melt in their own self-generated radioactive heat. When the climbers in 1953 planted their flags on the highest mountain, they set them in snow over the skeletons of creatures that had lived in a warm clear ocean that India, moving north, blanked out. Possibly as much as 20,000 feet below the sea floor, the skeletal remains had turned into rock. This one fact is a treatise in itself on the movements of the surface of the earth. If by some fiat, I had to restrict all this writing to one sentence; this is the one I would choose: the summit of Mount Everest is marine limestone.”

Tags : Geology Science Wonder
Author : John McPhee
Source : Annals of the Former World

92. “A thought that stayed with me was that I had entered a private place in the earth. I had seen exposed nearly its oldest part. I had lost my sense of urgency, rekindled a sense of what people were, clambering to gain access to high waterfalls and a sense of our endless struggle as a species to understand time and to estimate the consequences of our acts.”

Tags : Awe Beauty Connection Ecology Geology Grand Canyon Humanity Mindfulness Responsibility Wonder
Author : Barry López
Source : Crossing Open Ground

93. “Earth processes that seem trivially slow in human time can accomplish stunning work in geologic time. Let the Colorado River erode its bed by 1/100th of an inch each year (about the thickness of one of your fingernails.) Multiply it by six million years, and you’ve carved the Grand Canyon. Take the creeping pace of which the continents move (about two inches per year on average, or roughly as fast as your fingernails grow). Stretch that over thirty million years, and a continent will travel nearly 1,000 miles. Stretch that over a few billions years, and continents will have time to wander from the tropics to the poles and back, crunching together to assemble super-continents, break apart into new configurations- and do all of that again several times over. Deep time, it could be said, is Nature’s way of giving the Earth room for its history. The recognition of deep time might be geology’s paramount contribution to human knowledge.”

Tags : Beauty Change Colorado Deep Time Denver Earth Geology Rocky Moutains Wonder
Author : Keith Meldahl
Source : Rough-Hewn Land: A Geologic Journey from California to the Rocky Mountains

94. “Colorado and Wyoming are America’s highest states, averaging 6,800 feet and 6,700 feet above sea level. Utah comes in third at 6,100 feet, New Mexico, Nevada, and Idaho each break 5,000 feet, and the rest of the field is hardly worth mentioning. At 3,400 feet, Montana is only half as high as Colorado, and Alaska, despite having the highest peaks, is even further down the list at 1,900 feet. Colorado has more fourteeners than all the other U.S. states combined, and more than all of Canada too. Colorado’s lowest point (3,315 feet along the Kansas border) is higher than the highest point in twenty other states. Rivers begin here and flow away to all the points of the compass. Colorado receives no rivers from another state (unless you count the Green River’s’ brief in and out from Utah).Wyoming’s Wind River Range is the only mountain in North America that supplies water to all three master streams of the American West: Missouri, Colorado, and Columbia rivers.”

Tags : Colorado Geology Landscape Mountains Rivers Rocky Mountains The American West The West Wonder
Author : Keith Meldahl
Source : Rough-Hewn Land: A Geologic Journey from California to the Rocky Mountains

95. “Push up some mountains. Cut them down. Drown the land under the sea. Push up some more mountains. Cut them down. Push up a third set of mountains, and let the river cut through them. “Unconformity” is the geologic term for an old, eroded land surface buried under younger rock layers. Put your outspread hand over the Carlin Canyon, Nevada unconformity and your fingers span roughly forty million years- the time that it took to bevel down the first set of mountains and deposit the younger layers on top. What is forty million years? Enough time for a small predatory dinosaur to evolve into a bird. Enough time for a four-legged, deer-like mammal to evolve into a whale. And far more than enough time to turn an ape-like creature in eastern Africa into a big-brained biped who can marvel at such things. The Grand Canyon’s Great Unconformity divides 1.7 billion-year-old rock from 550 million-year-old rock, a gap of more than one billion years. One billion years. I earn my salary studying the Earth and teaching its history, but I admit utter helplessness in comprehending such a span. A billion pages like those of this book would stack up more than forty miles. I had lived one bullion seconds a few days before my thirty-second birthday. A tape measure one billion inches long would stretch two-thirds of the way around the Earth. Such analogies hint at what deep time means- but they don’t get us there. “The human mind may not have evolved enough to be able to comprehend deep time," John McPhee once observed, “it may only be able to measure it.”

Tags : Deep Time Erosion Evolution Geology Mountains Mystery Nature Wonder
Author : Keith Meldahl
Source : Rough-Hewn Land: A Geologic Journey from California to the Rocky Mountains

96. “Each scenario is about fifteen million years into the future, and each assumes that the Pacific Plate will continue to move northwest at about 2.0 inches per year relative to the interior of North America.In scenario 1, the San Andreas fault is the sole locus of motion. Baja California and coastal California shear away from the rest of the continent to form a long, skinny island. A short ferry ride across the San Andreas Strait connects LA to San Francisco.In scenario 2, all of California west of the Sierra Nevada, together with Baja California, shears away to the northwest. The Gulf of California becomes the Reno Sea, which divides California from Nevada. The scene is reminiscent of how the Arabian Peninsula split from Africa to open the Red Sea some 5 million years ago.In scenario 3, central Nevada splits open through the middle of the Basin and Range province. The widening Gulf of Nevada divides the continent form a large island composed of Washington, Oregon, California, Baja California, and western Nevada. The scene is akin to Madagascar’s origin when it split form eastern Africa to open the Mozambique Channel.”

Tags : California Deep Time Earth Geology Nature Plate Tectonics Wonder
Author : Keith Meldahl
Source : Rough-Hewn Land: A Geologic Journey from California to the Rocky Mountains

97. “Do you ever wonder about the fairy tales of life?”

Tags : Ask Belief Christian Life Fairy Tales Inspirational Inspired Thoughts Life Mindset Positive Thoughts Positivity Question Religion Philosophy Seeking Spiritual Life Stories Wise Words Wonder Writing Life
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

98. “Our life today is a history of tomorrow.”

Tags : Adventure Gratitude History Hope Imagination Inspiration Inspiring Thoughts Lessons Learnt Life Life Philosophy Live And Learn Live Life So Well Moment Of Being Moments Past Philosophy Philosophy Of Life Positive Positive Thinking Present Self Help Wisdom Wonder Yesterday And Tomorrow
Source : The Alphabets of Success: Passion Driven Life

99. “When a man does a queer thing, or two queer things, there may be a meaning to it, but when everything he does is queer, then you begin to wonder”

Tags : Meaning Queer Wonder
Source : The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

100. “Isn't it incredible?, I said.There was nothing incredible about it, she said.I thought it was so because I spoke English, because I read books, and because my parents paid for my education and my upkeep. For me everything was surprising, the world was full of wonder, the most random idiotic occurrence was incredible because my luck made it so. For people like her, for the poor, the only incredible thing in the whole world was money and the mysterious ways in which it worked.”

Tags : Money Poor Privileged Wonder
Author : Jeet Thayil

101. “Must I wonder if your thoughts are of me? If you are missing me, wanting me, creating heart beats and poet-less words for me? [ i do…]”

Tags : Heart Beats Missing Someone Missing You Poet Less Words Poetry Poetry Love Wonder Wondering Wondering What If

102. “At moments of wonder, it is easy to avoid small thinking, to entertain thoughts that span the universe, that capture both thunder and tinkle, thick and thin, the near and the far.”

Tags : Thoughts On Life Vast Universe Wonder
Author : Yann Martel
Source : Life of Pi

103. “Life is a fragile and awesome gift.”

Tags : Gift Life Life And Living Living Living In The Present Living Life To The Fullest Wonder
Author : Steve Goodier

104. “Imagine you are in a classroom and they hand you a test with many interesting multiple choice questions, until you get to “Can you just explain what exactly you believe how the Universe started?” & here are the options. a) The Big Bang b) It’s always been therec) God! or Godsd) A bowl of cherries e) I don’t know…. If you choose (a) then what or who & why caused it? & the test continues…..If you choose (b) that would be my choice. If you choose (c) then who or what created God or Gods? And where do they come from? And if you think they have always been there, the same thing could be said about the universe. If you choose (d) It doesn’t make sense, it is odd, an anomaly, not supposed to be etc :) if you choose (e) then you are being honest. There’s nothing wrong with not knowing. You can make “assumptions” or “pretending” that you know or a book (bible) “knows” or “tells” you but I just don’t buy that. The beauty of it is that you are here today & you can be thankful & enjoy all the life that you have ahead of you. And the test (life) continues with more wonderful questions and experiences :)”

Tags : Beauty Bible Big Bang Common Sense Exam God Gods Gratitude Life Love Philosophy Psychology Questions Test Thankful Universe Wisdom Wonder
Author : Pablo

105. “Time unfolds beauty, wonder, and mystery to reveal the auspicious tapestry of life.”

Tags : Ad Posey Auspicious Beauty Inspirational Life Mystery Story Storytellers Storytelling Tapestry Tapestry Of Life Time Wonder Write Writers Writing Writing Quotes
Author : A.D. Posey

106. “Imagination is an endless possibility.”

Tags : Abilities Achieve Ambition Capable Chrisitian Confidence Curious Desire Dream Big Faith Faith In God Hope Inner Strength Inspirational Life Mindset Matters Positive Thinking Positivity Possibility Science Timeless Wishes
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

107. “...we should be remembered for the things we do. The things we do are the most important things of all. They are more important than what we say or what we look like. The things we do outlast our mortality. The things we do are like monuments that people build to honour heroes after they've died. They're like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honour the Pharaohs. Only instead of being made out of stone, they're made out of the memories people have of you. That's why your deeds are like your monuments. Built with memories instead of with stone.”

Tags : Actions Over Words Good Deeds Memories Remembrance Rj Palacio Wonder
Author : R.J. Palacio

108. “I've never feared death before. I’ve always been willing to die. Sometimes I even welcomed it, wishing for this all to be over and finally find peace in an endless sleep. But when I look at you, I see possibility, and I start to do what I know better than to do—I wonder”

Tags : Death Eternal Love Heart Infinite Dolls Life Love Peace Possibility Wonder
Source : Infinite Dolls

109. “Doubt is the act of challenging our beliefs. . . . This is an active, investigative doubt: the kind that inspires us to wander onto shaky limbs or out into left field; the kind that doesn't divide the mind so much as multiply it, like a tree in which there are three blackbirds and the entire Bronx Zoo. This is the doubt we stand to sacrifice if we can't embrace error—the doubt of curiosity, possibility, and wonder.”

Tags : Belief Curiosity Doubt Possibility Wonder
Source : Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error

110. “We wonder with our thoughts to where we wish to be.”

Tags : Affirmation Daring Fearless Lailah Gifty Akita Affirmations Possibility Possible Sacred Thoughts Success Wishes Wonder
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

111. “What you desire is what you attract to yourself.”

Tags : Achieve Affirmations Ambition Believe Desire Dream Big Dreams Education Educational Philosophy Faith Imagination Lailah Gifty Akita Affirmations Law Of Belief Life Opportunities Positive Thoughts Possibility Power Of Attraction Purpose Pursue Your Dreams Thoughts Wished Wonder Yourself
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

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

Tags : Beautiful Struggle Beauty Destiny Enjoying The Journey Faith Finding Yourself Hope Love Positive Thinking Possibility Struggle Trusting Your Journey Wonder
Author : Mandy Hale
Source : The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

113. “This book began with the assertion that Margaret Fuller's life was her most remarkable creation. It is just possible, however, that her most wonderful creations may still lie in the future. Fuller's most precious gift to us may reside in the ideas and the works, still yet to be imagined, of women and men who follow her example. We may decide that, despite all that Margaret Fuller endured and suffered in order to become exceptional, her life, or rather her lives, well deserve imitating.”

Tags : Books Creativity Imagination Life People Possibility Time Wonder
Author : John Matteson
Source : The Lives of Margaret Fuller

114. “I was a newborn vampire, weeping at the beauty of the night.”

Tags : Rebirth Wonder
Author : Anne Rice
Source : Interview with the Vampire

115. “Sometimes I just wonder.Do we believe that God revolves around us?Or, do we believe that we revolve around God?These are staggering questions.”

Tags : Belief Believe God Question Questions Revolve Revolving Staggering Wonder
Source : And Then the End Will Come!: But Five Things You Need to Know in the Meantime

116. “When we feel lost in time, with only shadows of the past living in our mind; when the moment, which “was", no longer "is” and when only silence remains, loads of questions arise. We can cry a river or we may wonder: “What went wrong?”

Tags : Arise Cry Feel Is Living Loads Lost Mind Moment No Longer Past Questions Remain River Shadows Silence Time Was Wonder Wrong

117. “I wonder if He anticipates the day when He can make us understand what was occurring in our time of trial. I wonder if He broods over our sorrows.”

Tags : Anticipates Broods Can Day He I If In Make Occurring Of Our Over Sorrows The Time Trial Understand Us Was What When Wonder
Source : Life on the Edge: The Next Generation's Guide to a Meaningful Future

118. “You are a manager nonetheless who you are. There is a business worth keeping and you are the manager of that business. Yes, the business of your life. There is a big asset worth managing. Yes, your choices. As a manager of your own life, your choices are your assets. They form the pivot for the doom or boom of the business of your life. Some will be great managers and others will collapse the business of their lives by their choices or stay in mediocrity with the business of their lives.”

Tags : Accountability Business Leaders Business Management Training Business Quotes Businessman Falling Apart Greatness Inspirational Quotes Life Manager Mediocrity Motivational Quotes Pondering Psyche Purpose Driven Life Purpose Of Life Purposelessness Wonder
Source : The Untapped Wonderer in You: Dare to Do the Undone

119. “I wonder in what way I would function as a person, in a society without ever attending school. I'd be myself.”

Tags : Being Being Yourself Conform Education Finding Yourself Formal Education Function Me Nonconformist Person Reform School True Truest Unlearn Unthinking Wonder
Author : J.R. Rim

120. “Who can understand the profound mystery of God?”

Tags : Artists Life Ask Christian Christianity Daily Motivation Faith God God S Grace Gods Will Greatness Of God Humanity Advice Imagination Lailah Gifty Akita Affirmations Life Life Philosophy Music Lyrics Mystery Philosophy Of Life Question Everything Questioning Mind Questioning Religion Questions And Answers Religion Wonder
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

121. “Being empty makes me whole sometimes. I wonder if every hollow hole has its own solidity of fulfillment”

Tags : Emptiness Emptiness In Heart Empty Every Fulfillment Fulfillment Quotes Hole Hollow Make Myself Solid Solidity Sometimes Spiritual Spiritual Quotes Void Wonder
Author : Munia Khan

122. “I never wonder to see men wicked, but I often wonder to see them not ashamed.”

Tags : Shame Wicked Wonder

123. “olivia reminds me of a bird sometimes, how her feathers get all ruffled when she's mad. and when she's fragile like this, she's a little lost bird looking for its nest.”

Tags : Children S Lit Home Love Protection Rj Palacio Wonder
Author : R.J. Palacio

124. “I mulled over the implications and decided not to waste my time worrying about what everyone else thought, or to bother attempting to change their perceptions. My time at the Keep was just a stopover. Let them wonder.”

Tags : Gossip Judgements Outcast Perceptions Wonder Yelena Zaltana
Source : Magic Study

125. “The key to a wonderful life is to never stop wandering into wonder.”

Tags : Key Life Life Quotes Living Suzy Kassem Wandering Wonder Wonderful Wonderful Life
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

126. “Spiritual humility is not about getting small, not about debasing oneself, but about approaching everything and everyone else with a readiness to see goodness and to be surprised. This is the humility of a child, which Jesus lauded. It is the humility of the scientist and the mystic. It has a lightness of step, not a heaviness of heart. That lightness is the surest litmus test I know for recognizing wisdom when you see it in the world or feel its stirrings in yourself. The questions that can lead us are already alive in our midst, waiting to be summoned and made real. It is a joy to name them. It is a gift to plant them in our senses, our bodies, the places we inhabit, the part of the world we can see and touch and help to heal. It is a relief to claim our love of each other and take that on as an adventure, a calling. It is a pleasure to wonder at the mystery we are and find delight in the vastness of reality that is embedded in our beings. It is a privilege to hold something robust and resilient called hope, which has the power to shift the world on its axis.”

Tags : Adventure Art Of Living Belief Delight Diversity Faith Goodness Humanity Humility Love Mystery Mystic On Being Open Mind Pantheism Resilience Reverence Scientist Wholehearted Wisdom Wonder
Source : Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

127. “HeartlandNow that we’ve given our hearts awayWith the bric-a-brac, we want them back.Now we look for them secondhand, Someone else’s, in the old songs, The slowly unfolding novelsWe never had time for. Hearts That taught themselves to fly;…overstuffed hearts, still leakingDowny secrets like feathers.We want someone to say, ‘I give you my heart’, meaning,‘Summer and winter’, meaning‘All my time in the this world’…”

Tags : Devotion Heart Humanity Love Nature Partners Romantic Love Soulmate Wonder
Author : Lisel Mueller
Source : Alive Together

128. “Butterfly upon my hand, A voice of wonder within my mind, not my own but the butterfly's.”

Tags : Being Beingness Butterfly Communication Communication Between Beings Feylynn Hand In My Hand In My Mind Jazz Jazz Feylynn Mind Not My Own Own Pcyhic Thoughts Poetry Quotes Thoughts Of The Mind Upon My Hand Voice Of Wonder Voice Within Wonder
Author : Jazz Feylynn

129. “Imagination is glorious riches of mystery.”

Tags : Christian Life Creativity Divinity Dreams Faith God Hope Imaginations Life Life Philosophy Mystery Philosophy Of Life Spirituality Visions Wisdom Wise Wonder
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

130. “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.”

Tags : Ending Foolish Wisdom Wonder
Author : Tad Williams
Source : The Dragonbone Chair

131. “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.”

Tags : Achieve Bliss Intuition Joy Life Realising Success Wonder
Source : The Solution

132. “There is an anaesthetic of familiarity, a sedative of ordinariness which dulls the senses and hides the wonder of existence. For those of us not gifted in poetry, it is at least worth while from time to time making an effort to shake off the anaesthetic. What is the best way of countering the sluggish habitutation brought about by our gradual crawl from babyhood? We can't actually fly to another planet. But we can recapture that sense of having just tumbled out to life on a new world by looking at our own world in unfamiliar ways.”

Tags : Awe Ordinary Strange Wonder
Source : Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

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

Tags : Amit Kalantri Amit Kalantri Quotes Count Countless Create Creation Creative Human Humans Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Motivation Motivational Motivational Quotes Natural Nature Philosophy Seven Wonders Wisdom Wisdom Quotes Wonder Wonders
Author : Amit Kalantri

134. “The question that naturally occurs is “What would it be like if a star exploded nearby?” Our nearest stellar neighbor, as we have seen, is Alpha Centauri, 4.3 light-years away. I had imagined that if there were an explosion there we would have 4.3 years to watch the light of this magnificent event spreading across the sky, as if tipped from a giant can. What would it be like if we had four years and four months to watch an inescapable doom advancing toward us, knowing that when it finally arrived it would blow the skin right off our bones? Would people still go to work? Would farmers plant crops? Would anyone deliver them to the stores?”

Tags : Apocalypse Humans Wonder
Author : Bill Bryson

135. “Do you know I don't know how one can walk by a tree and not be happy at the sight of it? How can one talk to a man and not be happy in loving him! Oh, it's only that I'm not able to express it...And what beautiful things there are at every step, that even the most hopeless man must feel to be beautiful! Look at a child! Look at God's sunrise! Look at the grass, how it grows! Look at the eyes that gaze at you and love you!...”

Tags : Creation Delight Wonder
Source : The Idiot

136. “Remember to delight yourself first, then others can be truly delighted."This was my mantra when I published my first book in 1990, and still holds true. When we focus on the song of our soul and heart, then others will be touched similarly. Sometimes people wonder or worry whether people will like or approve of their creative expression. It's none of your business. It's your business to stay present and focused for the work of your deepest dreams. It might look crooked or strange, or be very odd-but if it delights you, then it is yours, and will find it's way into other hearts.”

Tags : Creative Creative Expression Delight Heart Inspirational Mantra Soul Wonder Worry
Author : S.A.R.K.

137. “The Child Christ lives on from generation to generation in the poets, very often the frailest of men but men whose frailty is redeemed by a child's unworldliness, by a child's delight in loveliness, by the spirit of wonder.Christ was a poet, and all through His life the Child remains perfect in Him. It was the poet, the unworldly poet, who was King of the invisible kingdom; the priests and rulers could not understand that. The poets understand it, and they, too, are kings of the invisible kingdom, vassal kings of the Lord of Love, and their crowns are crowns of thorns indeed.”

Tags : Catholic Catholicism Child Children Christ Christ The King Christian Christianity Delight God Jesus Jesus Christ King Poet Poets Unworldly Wonder
Source : The Reed of God

138. “Eyes and ears are two.Lungs and kidneys, too.I wonder thenwhy we're born with oneheart that skips a beat when hay is here,and beats quickly when you are near.One heart that cracks when you are far, lie to me and leave a scar.I wonder thenwhy we're born with oneheart that gets broken.Was I supposed to find you then?So your heart would make one plus one is twofor me andtwo for you.”

Tags : Beat Born Crack Ears Eyes Far Hay Heart Kamand Kamand Kojouri Kidneys Kojouri Lie Love Poem Lungs Me And You One Quote Scar Skip Two Wonder You And I You And Me

139. “The Gingerbread House has four walls, a roof, a door, a window, and a chimney. It is decorated with many sweet culinary delights on the outside.But on the inside there is nothing—only the bare gingerbread walls.It is not a real house—not until you decide to add a Gingerbread Room.That’s when the stories can move in.They will stay in residence for as long as you abstain from taking the first gingerbread bite.”

Tags : Christmas Gingerbread Gingerbread House Holiday Holidays House Room Stories Storyteller Storytelling Tradition Traditional Traditions Wonder
Author : Vera Nazarian
Source : The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

140. “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.”

Tags : Belief Deity Faith Folly God Hope Intangible Love Wonder
Author : Vera Nazarian
Source : The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

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

Tags : Amazement Mysyery Nature Science Wonder
Author : Marty Rubin

142. “If you think about it, we get robbed of the mystery of being alive. I think we get robbed of the glory of it because we don't remember how we got here. When you get born, you wake up slowly to everything. From birth to 26, God is slowly turning on the lights, and you are groggy and pointing at things, and say "Circle," and, "Blue,", and, "Car," and, "Sex," and then, "Job," and, "Healthcare". The experience is so slow, you could easily come to believe life isn't that big of a deal, that life isn't staggering. Life IS staggering, and we are just too used to it.”

Tags : Amazement Childlike Heart Wonder
Author : Donald Miller
Source : A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life

143. “Wonders amaze me. They can aim wanderlessly in any forest, be it of dark trees or lighted bushes. And apparently, as per what I’ve heard, they can buy stuff that’s on sale, but only if and when they feel wonderfully wonderful. Because otherwise they wouldn’t really be themselves, which would be a problem for them, because if they aren’t what they are - they can’t exist, and if they don’t exist – that makes them invisible and silent to all the wandering people, who may or may not be looking for them to sell themselves to.”

Tags : Amazement Amazing Bush Bushes Dark Existence Existing Finding Hearing Jarod Kintz Light Looking Nietzsche Nothing People Problem Problems Seeking Silent Tree Trees Wanderer Wandering Wonder Wonderfull Wonderous Wonders
Author : Will Advise
Source : Nothing is here...

144. “The author describes the critic within us as adults as "the selves who live too much in their heads rather than their bodies, who are burdened with too much knowledge about how the world works rather than excited about how it could work or should, who are afraid of being judged and not being loved. Most adults do not live in a world of forgiveness and unconditional love, unless, that is, they have small children.”

Tags : Amazement Cynicism Discipleship Maturation Wonder
Source : All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood

145. “Even in the familiar there can be surprise and wonder.”

Tags : Familiarity Surprise Wonder

146. “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.”

Tags : Awe Fables Philosopher Philosophy Poet Poetry Wonder

147. “People wonder who is who,Everyone is different - even you!”

Tags : Different Everyone People Wonder
Source : Other Kids Are Kids Almost Just Like You

148. “I wonderif you ever read my poemsand wish they were writtenfor you.”

Tags : Boyfriend Break Up Girlfriend Heartbreak Heartbroken Kamand Kamand Kojouri Kojouri Longing Love Love Lost Loved Lover Miss Poem Poet Poetry Quote Relationships Short Poem Wonder Write Writing Written Wrote Yearning

149. “Looking back and wondering if it could have worked eventually hurts more than trying and failing.”

Tags : Failing Fixing Issues Looking Back Quote Relationship Relationship Problems Trying Wonder Wondering

150. “A joyful life,reaching out to people from all walks of life.”

Tags : Encouragement Quotes Inspirational Quotes Inspired Inspired Quotes Joy Joy Of Life Joyful Living Living Joyful Living Quote Joyful Living Quotes Joyful Quote Joyful Quotes Joyful Quotes Thankful Life Philosophy Life Quotes People Person People Quotes People Relations Walks Walks Of Life Wonderful Dream Wonderful Heat Wonderful Things

151. “I am a baby, I am a child, I am the innocent wonder in my eyes I am a glimpse, I am a sign, of someone I can be, someone I might I am not one, I am not two, but I am a million things entwined I am a piece, I am a slice, strung together by the yarns of time.”

Tags : Entwined Glimpse Indian Authors Innocent Nature Personality Poetry Poetry Quotes Powerful Self Introspection Self Worth Time Wonder
Author : Sanober Khan

152. “Now in the thriving season of lovewhen the bud relents into flower,your love turned absence has turned once more,and if my comforts fall soft as rainon her flutters, it is becauselove grows by what it remembers of love”

Tags : Comfort Grief Love Mother Motherhood Nurture Parent Wonder
Author : Lisel Mueller
Source : Alive Together

153. “I consider myself fortunate that I spent three years working at 7,775 feet before spending five years working at 13,796 feet on the summit of Mauna Kea. I can only wonder how much more severe my long term very high altitude sickness could have been without the initial adaptation to the lower altitude.”

Tags : 13796 7775 Adaptation Altitude Before Could Feet Five Fortunate High How Initial Kea Long Lower Mauna Only Severe Spent Term Three Very Wonder Working Years
Author : Steven Magee

154. “Obviously, a lot of people involved with Volkswagen's emissions were aware of the diesel car software cheat. One has to wonder how many of them tried to stop it and perhaps were demoted or lost their jobs over trying to prevent the secret Volkswagen car emissions fraud?”

Tags : Aware Car Cheat Demoted Diesel Emissions Fraud Involved Job Lost Lot Many Obviously People Perhaps Prevent Secret Software Stop Tried Trying Volkswagen Vw Wonder
Author : Steven Magee

155. “I linger near Galileo’s telescopes, then round the corner and stand transfixed: I did not expect this- a dark, cool room full of globes of the night sky from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Globo celeste, they are called in Italian: ‘celestial globe,’ maps of the night sky… I imagine him making another globo celeste, this one smaller, yet still exquisitely painted, still breathtaking in detail. It’s a map of the earth still flowing with creation, one you can spin and when you stop it with your finger, there is some tiny detail…some miraculous beauty, some wonderful example from each location at night. The white flower of a night blooming saguaro cactus, the feathers from a great-horned owl, the crunched, smiling face of a particular bat- here, I’m spinning it, I stop it at in the north, where I want there to be something still- he’s painted the black-and-white feathers of a loon…or a globe of night sounds, so that by touching your location you hear the night there- the cricket song, the ocean surf, the frog mating calls.”

Tags : Beauty Galileo History Maps Night Sky Stars Wonder
Author : Paul Bogard
Source : The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light

156. “And with a last stardrop, a last circle, I arrive, and she's there, chemical wonder in her eyes.”

Tags : Chemical Ecstasy Wonder
Author : Mohsin Hamid
Source : Moth Smoke

157. “The feeling of awed wonder that science can give us is one of the highest experiences of which the human psyche is capable. It is a deep aesthetic passion to rank with the finest that music and poetry can deliver. It is truly one of the things that make life worth living and it does so, if anything, more effectively if it convinces us that the time we have for living is quite finite.”

Tags : Awe Beauty In Nature Science Wonder
Source : Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder

158. “For thousands of years, it had been nature--and its supposed creator--that had had a monopoly on awe. It had been the icecaps, the deserts, the volcanoes and the glaciers that had given us a sense of finitude and limitation and had elicited a feeling in which fear and respect coagulated into a strangely pleasing feeling of humility, a feeling which the philosophers of the eighteenth century had famously termed the sublime.But then had come a transformation to which we were still the heirs.... Over the course of the nineteenth century, the dominant catalyst for that feeling of the sublime had ceased to be nature. We were now deep in the era of the technological sublime, when awe could most powerfully be invoked not by forests or icebergs but by supercomputers, rockets and particle accelerators. We were now almost exclusively amazed by ourselves.”

Tags : Awe Humility Nature Sublime Technology Wonder
Source : The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

159. “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).”

Tags : Ask Better Broken Discover Himself Other People Ponder Question Special Stupid Truth Wonder Worse You Yourself
Source : Vicious

160. “The sound of natural things was wonderful to us. In the middle of all the suffering, it seemed pure, untouched.”

Tags : Natural Purity Wonder
Author : Diet Eman
Source : Things We Couldn't Say

161. “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]”

Tags : Fallacy God Of The Gaps Miracle Nature Science Science Vs Religion Serious Thinking Unexplainable Unnecessary Wonder
Author : Fritz Zwicky

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

Tags : Dream Fantasy Life Sadness Science Superstition Universe Wonder
Author : Carl Sagan

163. “deprived of magic, wonder wanes”

Tags : Deprivation Magic Wonder

164. “Given the blatant deceit regarding the biologically harmful effects of antenna towers, cell phones and WiFi radiation, one can only wonder what is going on with all of the other forms of radiation.”

Tags : Antenna Biologically Blatant Cell Deceit Effects Forms Given Going Harmful Phones Radiation Regarding Towers Wi Fi Wifi Wonder
Author : Steven Magee

165. “#Cats are marvelous creatures - they either adapt to circumstances, or decide to make circumstances adapt to them. Either way - they win.”

Tags : Adapt Adaptation Cat Cats Circumstance Circumstances Compete Competition Creature Creatures Decide Decision Decisions Marvel Marvelous Meow Nothing Regardless Stubborn Stubbornness Winning Wonder Wonderful
Author : Will Advise
Source : Nothing is here...

166. “A day ago, the sight of a man removing his face would have blown thick chunks of Aiden’s mind out the back of his head, but not today. Today Aiden was fresh out of shock and running low on wonder.”

Tags : Humor Science Fiction Thrillers Shock Wonder
Source : GENESIS

167. “I have often felt that when an Atheist asks "Where is your God?" it means even he has an innermost desire to see 'The One' whom he has been rejecting all his life and when an unbeliever asks "Where is your God?" it means he is fed-up with the hand crafted God he has been meaninglessly serving all his life and in his heart even he wants to see the wonder working true living God in all His glory.”

Tags : Atheist God Idols Innermost Desire Rejecting Unbeliever Where Is Your God Wonder

168. “I never knew the extent of God’s greatness until I hang on to His glorious hope.”

Tags : Belief Christian Life Christianity Do Not Worry Dont Quit Faith God Gods Faithness Gods Sovereignty Great Expectations Greatness Hang On Hope Imagination Inspiring Love Never Give Up Positive Pray Romance Seeking Fate Seeking God Self Awareness Self Realization Thoughts Wise Words Wonder
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

169. “Our education system often teaches us how to conform more than how to wonder and venture.”

Tags : Buddha Debasish Mridha Debasish Mridha Md Education Educational System Gandhi Inspirational Miraboli Oscar Wilde Philosophy Quotes Tagore Venture Wonder

170. “I wish I'd been born with your capacity for wonder. I wouldn't mind living a shorter life if my short life could be as vivid as yours.”

Tags : Life Vivid Wonder
Author : Sara Baume

171. “On the first day of a college you will worry about how will you do inside the college? and at the last day of a college you will wonder what will you do outside the college?”

Tags : Amit Kalantri Amit Kalantri Quotes College College Days Computer Quotes Data Google Google Quotes Graduation Information Technology Inside Internet Modern Modern Quotations Modernity Outside Search Search Engine Social Network Students Truth Wonder Worry
Author : Amit Kalantri

172. “This day is full of extraordinary things that you are missing. Wonderful sights, like the sun on your counterpane, the hairs on your cat's tail, the cracks in the paint on your radiator, the leaves piling up against the curve. Wonderful smells, wonderful sounds. Wonderful people. Wonderful opportunities. Today is wonderful. But perhaps you have lost your sense of wonder.”

Tags : Art Creativity Inspiration Life Motivation Permission Wonder
Author : Danny Gregory
Source : The Creative License: Giving Yourself Permission to Be The Artist You Truly Are

173. “I don't know what happened. Disease? War? Social collapse? Or was it just us? The Dead replacing the Living? I guess it's not so important. Once you've arrived at the end of the world, it hardly matters which route you took.”

Tags : Civilization Collapse Dead Death Disease End Ending Extinction Important Life Living Plague Ponder Question Rotten War Wonder World
Author : Isaac Marion
Source : Warm Bodies

174. “I am a great scholar, my mind is full of wonders.”

Tags : Mind And Body Mind And Body Unification Mind And Heart Mind And Sense Mind And Soul Mind And Spirit Scholar Scholarly Scholars Scholarship Scholarships Wonder Wonder Woman Wonders

175. “Will you live your very last day,The same way as you livedYour first?Will you cry, smile, laugh, and play -The same way as you did followingBirth?Will you still look at the worldFull of wonder, love, curiosity, and excitement?Or will you be dark, bitter and cold,Without a single dropOf enlightenment?Do you live your current days -Feeling confused,Depressed,And AFRAID?Or do you share your lightIn the companyAnd service of others,To synergizeLike we wereMade?Will you live TODAYWith an unquenchable thirst forLife?Or,Will you wait until your very last day -Wishing you had justONE MORE DAY,To go out and spendYour timeRIGHT?Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun (2010)”

Tags : Aging Bitter Bitterness Change Cold Curiousity Destiny Dreaming Dreams Enjoying Life Enlightenment Friends Illness Inspirational Joy Last Days Life Lived Love Old Age Perspective Play Poetry Sickness Tomorrow Wonder World
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

176. “Self-education begins with the passion to read the Scriptures.”

Tags : Bible Christian Curiousity Education Educational Philosophy Faith Holy Writings Learning Process Passion Readers Reading Scriptures Self Reliance Self Study Wonder
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

177. “Earthly nature may be parsimonious, but the human mind is prodigal, itself an anomaly that in its wealth of error as well as of insight is exceptional, utterly unique as far as we know, properly an object of wonder.”

Tags : Human Mind Wonder

178. “Smile out loud! Make them wonder.”

Tags : Aphorisms Curiosity Curious Happiness Happiness Quotes Happy Loud Make A Difference Make An Impact Make It Happen Quotes Reason Smile Wisdom Wonder
Source : The New Land

179. “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.”

Tags : Beauty Language Understanding Wonder World

180. “Before you wonder ‘Am I doing things right?’ ask yourself, ‘Am I doing the right things?”

Tags : Questioning Beliefs Self Awareness Wonder
Source : Opium Warfare

181. “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.”

Tags : Existence Fallen In Love Feeling In Love Magic Nature Paganism Pantheism Seeing Smelling Wonder

182. “The madness in the heart is the state of mind.”

Tags : Foolishness Ignorance Imagination Madness Mind Mind Power Mindfulness Mindset Positive Thinking Wise Wonder
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

183. “Guys can't tell girls what to do. That's an unspoken rule. Learn that now and you'll be way ahead of the game.”

Tags : Harry Travis Thrasher Wonder
Source : Wonder

184. “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.”

Tags : Admiration Elegance Geology Lab Laboratory Life Nature Plate Tectonics Scenery Science Scientific Theories Scientist Theories Wonder Woods

185. “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.”

Tags : Life Religion Spirituality Universe Wonder
Author : Andy Mulcahy

186. “The world, whatever we might think about it terrified by its vastness and by our helplessness in the face of it, embittered by its indifference to individual suffering—of people, animals, and perhaps also plants, for how can we be sure that plants are free of suffering; whatever we might think about its spaces pierced by the radiation of stars, stars around which we now have begun to discover planets, already dead? still dead?—we don’t know; whatever we might think about this immense theater, to which we may have a ticket, but it is valid for a ridiculously brief time, limited by two decisive dates; whatever else we might think about this world—it is amazing.”

Tags : Life Universe Wonder

187. “If I have forfeited the ability to wonder so as not to offend the tenets of the culture, and if I have sacrificed warm dreams on the cold altar of conformity, it is likely because I have somewhere traded the marvel of the infinite for the malaise of the finite.”

Tags : Conformity Dreams Finite God Infinite Marvel Sacrifice Wonder
Source : An Autumn's Journey: Deep Growth in the Grief and Loss of Life's Seasons

188. “I want you to send a hundred red balloons up into the sky every Fourth of July and make everyone who sees them wonder what the story behind them is all about. Let me live on inside of a made up story, Callum Andrew”

Tags : Balloons Eternal Love Heart Infinitedolls Life Story Wonder
Source : Infinite Dolls

189. “When I lie back and close my eyes, this farthest lip of beach right next to the end of the ocean feels like being up close to an enormous breathing being, the bass drum surf thump reverberating through the sand. Living out here with no lights, alone, you would indeed become sensitive to seasons, rhythms, weather, sounds- right up next to the sea, right up under the sky, like lying close to a lover’s skin to hear blood and breath and heartbeat.”

Tags : Infinity Nature Night Sky Ocean Sensuality Stargazing Stars Wonder
Author : Paul Bogard
Source : The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light

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

Tags : Art Awe Creativity Left Brain Mysticism Quantum Physics Reality Science Spirtuality Wonder
Author : Jay Nichols

191. “...Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about? It just makes me feel glad to be alive--it's such an interesting world. It wouldn't be half so interesting if we knew all about everything, would it? There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?”

Tags : Imagination Interesting Life Wonder
Source : Anne of Green Gables

192. “I wonder what Lena is doing now. I always wonder what Lena is doing. Rachel, too: both my girls, my beautiful, big-eyed girls. But I worry about Rachel less. Rachel was always harder than Lena, somehow. More defiant, more stubborn, less feeling . Even as a girl, she frightened me—fierce and fiery-eyed, with a temper like my father’s once was.But Lena . . . little darling Lena, with her tangle of dark hair and her flushed, chubby cheeks. She used to rescue spiders from the pavement to keep them from getting squashed; quiet, thoughtful Lena, with the sweetest lisp to break your heart. To break my heart: my wild, uncured, erratic, incomprehensible heart. I wonder whether her front teeth still overlap; whether she still confuses the words pretzel and pencil occasionally; whether the wispy brown hair grew straight and long, or began to curl.I wonder whether she believes the lies they told her.”

Tags : Curious Favorite Lena Haloway Less Rachel Sweet Wonder
Author : Lauren Oliver
Source : Annabel

193. “You are always surrounded by wonder, whether you realise this or not.”

Tags : Realise Surrounded Wonder
Source : Life Is Simply A Game

194. “Suddenly, I can't move. I can't speak. I am set in stone, but it's a glorious chiseled sort of stone.”

Tags : Brandon Marvelous The Books Of Marvella Travis Thrasher Wonder Ya
Source : Wonder

195. “So yeah, maybe this will be the rest of our lives. Pot roast and Diet Cokes and my parents making eyes at each other. As for those slaps and punches and hateful words, we'll just sweep those under the rug or wherever they can go.”

Tags : Brandon Marvelous The Books Of Marvella Travis Thrasher Wonder Ya
Source : Wonder

196. “I think of this girl, this bright light coming from such a dark place. I know that the things she believes about God and the Bible and hope and all that are very real to her. They're not nice sayings on Twitter just to fill a box. They're the things she truly believes.I'm not sure I'm ready to rejoice, and I'm not quite ready to pray.The cool thing is that Marvel knows this. She knows this and doesn't seem to mind.”

Tags : Brandon Marvel Marvelous The Books Of Marvella Travis Thrasher Wonder Ya
Source : Wonder

197. “Bertrand Russell had given a talk on the then new quantum mechanics, of whose wonders he was most appreciative. He spoke hard and earnestly in the New Lecture Hall. And when he was done, Professor Whitehead, who presided, thanked him for his efforts, and not least for 'leaving the vast darkness of the subject unobscured'.”

Tags : Alfred North Whitehead Alfred Whitehead Bertrand Russell Confusing Darkness Quantum Mechanics Russell Science Whitehead Wonder
Source : The Open Mind

198. “Life is fleeting, and the wonder can be lost within the confusion of worldly reality.”

Tags : Confusion Life Lost Reality Wonder Worldly Worldly Reality
Source : Life Is Simply A Game

199. “Ocean people are different from land people. The ocean never stops saying and asking into ears, which don’t sleep like eyes. Those who live by the sea examine the driftwood and glass balls that float from foreign ships. They let scores of invisible imps loose out of found bottles. In a scoop of salt water, they revive the dead blobs that have been beached in storms and tides: fins, whiskers, and gills unfold; mouths, eyes, and colors bloom and spread. Sometimes ocean people are given to understand the newness and oldness of the world; then all morning they try to keep that boundless joy like a little sun inside their chests. The ocean also makes its people know immensity.”

Tags : Hawaii Immensity Joy Ocean Oceans Sea Southern Wonder

200. “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.”

Tags : Beauty God Kissed Life Love Passion Poetry Powerful Quotes Read Sexy Wild Wine Women Wonder
Source : I Can't Stop Drinking About You