Quotations on Mystery

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It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
- Diane Ackerman
(Keywords: Country, End, Lies, Mystery, Will)

The union of the Word and the Mind produces that mystery which is called Life... Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery, for therein lies the secret of immortality.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Life, Immortality, Lies, Mind, Mystery, Word)

Dark energy is perhaps the biggest mystery in physics.
- Steve Allen
(Keywords: Energy, Mystery, Physics)

Yet, much of what lies beneath the ocean's surface remains a mystery, and our nation continues to rely on a confused, antiquated system of ocean governance.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Lies, Mystery, Nation, Ocean)

I have written a few children's books. The first book that I wrote was for children. It was called "The Package", and it was a mystery story in pictures. It had no words.
- Laurie Anderson
(Keywords: Books, Children, First, Mystery, Words)

I have always loved horror very much. I used to write stories for DC's House of Mystery. It was one of my first jobs writing for comics, and I loved it.
- Sergio Aragones
(Keywords: First, Horror, Jobs, Mystery, Writing)

Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong
(Keywords: Desire, Man, Mystery, Wonder)

I could write historical fiction, or science fiction, or a mystery but since I find it fascinating to research the clues of some little know period and develop a story based on that, I will probably continue to do it.
- Jean M. Auel
(Keywords: Science, Fiction, Mystery, Research, Will)

I do not yet know why plants come out of the land or float in streams, or creep on rocks or roll from the sea. I am entranced by the mystery of them, and absorbed by their variety and kinds. Everywhere they are visible yet everywhere occult.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Keywords: Land, Mystery, Plants, Sea, Variety)

Suicide, moreover, was at the time in vogue in Paris: what more suitable key to the mystery of life for a skeptical society?
- Honore De Balzac
(Keywords: Life, Society, Time, Key, Mystery, Suicide)

I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery.
- Luis Barragan
(Keywords: Magic, Mystery, Serenity, Space)

Twilight is about getting older and relationships - not about a murder mystery. It's about love when you reach a certain age; nothing is in primary colors.
- Robert Benton
(Keywords: Love, Age, Colors, Murder, Mystery, Nothing, Relationships, Twilight)

The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another... and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world.
- Leonard Bernstein
(Keywords: Life, Artist, Feeling, Key, Mystery, Right, Will, World)

But, you know, when I choose a film I need to believe in it and believe I can do something special with it, and after a while that means not trying to judge or analyze why I should do it. You have to follow this intuition thing, which is a mystery to me.
- Juliette Binoche
(Keywords: Film, Intuition, Mystery, Trying)

We are all, in a sense, experts on secrecy. From earliest childhood we feel its mystery and attraction. We know both the power it confers and the burden it imposes. We learn how it can delight, give breathing space and protect.
- Sissela Bok
(Keywords: Power, Burden, Childhood, Delight, Experts, Mystery, Secrecy, Sense, Space)

They've also asked me now to start on another series that we're gonna do after this Frontier Earth. But it's not science fiction, it's more in the Mystery and Crime division and that's another area I'm very interested in.
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Keywords: Science, Crime, Earth, Fiction, Mystery, Now)

The gospel comprises indeed, and unfolds, the whole mystery of man's redemption, as far forth as it is necessary to be known for our salvation.
- Robert Boyle
(Keywords: Man, Mystery, Salvation)

Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage.
- Frederick Buechner
(Keywords: Experience, Religion, Man, Mystery, Pilgrimage)

Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.
- Luis Bunuel
(Keywords: Imagination, People, Chance, Fact, Freedom, Lies, Mystery, Trying)

Mystery makes movie stars! If you see someone on the cover of the weeklies all the time, why would you want to pay to see them in a movie?
- Sophia Bush
(Keywords: Time, Mystery, Want)

I know there is much mystery, much question to what happened, and I must also say, many lies.
- Jennifer Capriati
(Keywords: Lies, Mystery, Question)

Ballet is sort of a mystery to me. And I don't want to unravel that mystery.
- Robert Caro
(Keywords: Ballet, Mystery, Want)

This is the great reward of service, to live, far out and on, in the life of others; this is the mystery of Christ, - to give life's best for such high sake that it shall be found again unto life eternal.
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Keywords: Life, Christ, Mystery, Reward, Service)

At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable.
- Raymond Chandler
(Keywords: Law, Mystery, Solution)

The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind, and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image.
- Charles W. Chesnutt
(Keywords: Heart, Despair, Mystery, Reflection, Universe)

It was a mystery to me, how the tuning was, or the style seemed to come out of nowhere, it obviously had roots in America going way back, there was nothing like it for me I'd ever seen before.
- Eric Clapton
(Keywords: America, Mystery, Nothing, Style)

Acting is not a mystery. There's nothing that I know that other actors don't know. We all act, we're all actors, we all know the same thing. The only thing that separates us is experience.
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Keywords: Experience, Act, Acting, Actors, Mystery, Nothing)

The promos with all of the beautiful women probably attracted some men, but the mystery story line is pretty cool. It's got that dark edge, and people will watch anything funny.
- James Denton
(Keywords: Funny, Women, People, Mystery, Pretty, Will)

Man lives in a world of surmise, of mystery, of uncertainties.
- John Dewey
(Keywords: Man, Mystery, World)

Everything I write comes from my childhood in one way or another. I am forever drawing on the sense of mystery and wonder and possibility that pervaded that time of my life.
- Kate DiCamillo
(Keywords: Life, Time, Possibility, Childhood, Mystery, Sense, Wonder)

Strangers are exciting, their mystery never ends. But, there's nothing like looking at your own history in the faces of your friends.
- Ani DiFranco
(Keywords: History, Faces, Friends, Mystery, Nothing, Strangers)

I can't tell you what that little ingredient is which makes that first person want to go on and aggressively do more, and the other person be content to not do that. It's a mystery, but it does happen.
- Sam Donaldson
(Keywords: Content, First, Mystery, Want)

What teens will realize is always a mystery to me. I'm still realizing so many things myself, very belatedly, that it seems unwise to think I have any right to be showing people things in hopes that they'll realize them.
- Diane Duane
(Keywords: People, Mystery, Right, Will)

But that's why there are so few women stars today. Pornography has taken away the mystery.
- Irene Dunne
(Keywords: Women, Mystery, Pornography, Stars, Today)

Mystery is but another name for ignorance; if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly plain!
- Tryon Edwards
(Keywords: Ignorance, Mystery, Name)

It is not as though the process of production holds any mystery for me, I know exactly what it involves and I know the predominant concern in shooting one of those things is production values - or as they would say, seeing it all up there on screen.
- Atom Egoyan
(Keywords: Values, Concern, Mystery, Production)

One may say the eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: May, Mystery, World)

What will happen to sex after liberation? Frankly, I don't know. It is a great mystery to all of us.
- Nora Ephron
(Keywords: Sex, Mystery, Will)

It is the mystery of the creative act that something other than our conscious self takes over.
- Arthur Erickson
(Keywords: Act, Mystery, Self)

Mathematicians have tried in vain to this day to discover some order in the sequence of prime numbers, and we have reason to believe that it is a mystery into which the human mind will never penetrate.
- Leonhard Euler
(Keywords: Day, Mathematicians, Mind, Mystery, Numbers, Order, Reason, Will)

Scientific views end in awe and mystery, lost at the edge in uncertainty, but they appear to be so deep and so impressive that the theory that it is all arranged as a stage for God to watch man's struggle for good and evil seems inadequate.
- Richard P. Feynman
(Keywords: God, Deep, End, Evil, Man, Mystery, Struggle, Theory, Uncertainty)

But I don't like to, tell people how old I am. I like that to be a mystery.
- Calista Flockhart
(Keywords: People, Mystery, Old)

I don't think there's any great mystery to writing female characters, so long as you talk to them. If you lived in a monastery and never met any women, maybe it would be difficult.
- Ken Follett
(Keywords: Women, Mystery, Talk, Writing)

Every human life involves an unfathomable mystery, for man is the riddle of the universe, and the riddle of man in his endowment with personal capacities.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Keywords: Life, Man, Mystery, Universe)

I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Keywords: Life, Mind, Mystery, World)

I have no plans for a future Jemima Shore mystery, but would write one tomorrow if a good idea came to me.
- Antonia Fraser
(Keywords: Idea, Future, Mystery, Tomorrow)

There's no mystery to it. Nothing more complicated than learning lines and putting on a costume.
- Morgan Freeman
(Keywords: Learning, Mystery, Nothing)

We also maintain - again with perfect truth - that mystery is more than half of beauty, the element of strangeness that stirs the senses through the imagination.
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Keywords: Imagination, Beauty, Truth, Mystery, Senses)

I thought I had a clear picture of death, but now I know it's a mystery and it will always be a mystery, although it is something we all have in common: everybody knows that life ends with death.
- Beth Gibbons
(Keywords: Death, Life, Thought, Mystery, Now, Will)

I spent the first twenty years of my writing career preparing for the mystery genre, which is my favorite literary form.
- Sue Grafton
(Keywords: Career, Favorite, First, Literary, Mystery, Writing, Years)



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