Quotations on Wonder
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I was born in ancient times, at the end of the world, in a patriarchal Catholic and conservative family. No wonder that by age five I was a raging feminist - although the term had not reached Chile yet, so nobody knew what the heck was wrong with me.
- Isabel Allende
(Keywords: Age, Family, Conservative, End, Wonder, World, Wrong)
I thinks it really interesting how they throw the world music samples in there. I often wonder what it would be like to do something like that, but use my lyrics and my kind of style.
- Marc Almond
(Keywords: Music, Style, Wonder, World)
And I did wonder - because it's now three years ago since I left prison - whether there would come a time when I would forget it, or it would be in the past as anything else might be - no, it's there every day of my life.
- Jeffrey Archer
(Keywords: Life, Time, Day, Forget, Now, Past, Prison, Wonder, Years)
It's the continuation of everyone's childhood to see these young children who grow up full of life, full of intelligence, full of a sense of wonder. And within an instant they're gone from this world. It's terrible.
- Lucien Bouchard
(Keywords: Intelligence, Life, Childhood, Children, Sense, Wonder, World)
Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.
- Ray Bradbury
(Keywords: Dream, Eyes, Wonder, World)
I was half asleep lying there writing this lyric in my head at about 3:30 in the morning. I woke Steve up with this idea and then we went into the living room where there was a little upright piano and finished the song. I wonder where that piano is now?
- Jim Capaldi
(Keywords: Idea, Living, Lying, Now, Song, Wonder, Writing)
I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration.
- Orson Scott Card
(Keywords: Motivation, Admiration, Contempt, Wonder, Writers)
Wonder is the basis of worship.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Wonder, Worship)
Worship is transcendent wonder.
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Wonder, Worship)
When the first big paycheque with 'Dumb And Dumber' hit, I went: 'Gosh, I wonder if this will affect my performance. Will I do a take and think, was that worth $7 million?' But that never happened. If anything, it made me rebel against that thing when people who get rich start playing it safe.
- Jim Carrey
(Keywords: People, Performance, First, Will, Wonder, Worth)
Twinkle, twinkle little bat How I wonder what you're at! Up above the world you fly, Like a tea-tray in the sky.
- Lewis Carroll
(Keywords: Sky, Tea, Wonder, World)
The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.
- Marc Chagall
(Keywords: Artist, Dignity, Duty, Lies, Sense, Sleep, Wonder, World)
People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching cold.
- John Jay Chapman
(Keywords: People, Habit, Sun, Wonder, Worry)
Who would name their kid Jack with the last words 'off' at the end of the last name? No wonder that guy is screwed up.
- George Clooney
(Keywords: End, Name, Wonder, Words)
Call it vanity, call it arrogant presumption, call it what you wish, but I would grope for the nearest open grave if I had no newspaper to work for, no need to search for and sometimes find the winged word that just fits, no keen wonder over what each unfolding day may bring.
- Bob Considine
(Keywords: Work, Day, Grave, May, Open, Vanity, Wonder, Word)
Something is wrong with America. I wonder sometimes what people are thinking about or if they're thinking at all.
- Bob Dole
(Keywords: People, America, Thinking, Wonder, Wrong)
He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.
- M. C. Escher
(Keywords: Wonder, Wonders)
There is a wonder in reading Braille that the sighted will never know: to touch words and have them touch you back.
- Jim Fiebig
(Keywords: Reading, Will, Wonder, Words)
Well, you know, I - again, even in the context of BP, I wonder about this government's priorities. The federal government's top priority right now should be the cleanup. And BP certainly has done so many things wrong. They need to be held to account.
- Carly Fiorina
(Keywords: Government, Now, Priorities, Right, Wonder, Wrong)
Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Keywords: Life, Genius, Feet, Fools, Wonder, World, Youth)
I am entirely certain that twenty years from now we will look back at education as it is practiced in most schools today and wonder that we could have tolerated anything so primitive.
- John W. Gardner
(Keywords: Education, Now, Schools, Today, Will, Wonder, Years)
Today 23 years ago dear Grandmama died. I wonder what she would have thought of a Labour Government.
- King George V
(Keywords: Government, Thought, Today, Wonder, Years)
I don't take things for granted, because everything feels more fragile. It's made me wonder about mortality and how long you've got somebody in the world. I'm more fearful than I used to be.
- Robin Gibb
(Keywords: Mortality, Wonder, World)
Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.
- Graham Greene
(Keywords: Fear, Madness, Therapy, Wonder, Writing)
I wonder what it means about American literary culture and its transmission when I consider the number of American poets who earn their living teaching creative writing in universities. I've ended up doing that myself.
- Marilyn Hacker
(Keywords: American, Culture, Literary, Living, Poets, Teaching, Wonder, Writing)
Who owns the assets of our Nation? Increasingly, foreign interests own our assets, and we owe them money. No wonder people think our country is headed in the wrong direction. It is.
- Marcy Kaptur
(Keywords: Money, People, Country, Direction, Nation, Wonder, Wrong)
Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid.
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Keywords: Age, Ideas, Commerce, End, Want, Will, Wonder, World)
Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Keywords: Gods, Beginning, Boredom, Evil, Wonder, World)
Science shows us truth and beauty and fills each day with a fresh wonder of the exquisite order which governs our world.
- Polykarp Kusch
(Keywords: Beauty, Science, Truth, Day, Order, Wonder, World)
So, I'm the Eighth Wonder of the World. It's flattering and very, very funny.
- Eva Longoria
(Keywords: Funny, Wonder, World)
People assume I'm out there having this great life, but money doesn't erase the pain. When you're young you barrel through life, making choices without thinking of repercussions. A few years down the line, you wake up in a certain place and wonder how the hell you got there.
- Jennifer Lopez
(Keywords: Money, Life, People, Choices, Hell, Pain, Thinking, Wonder, Years)
The happy Union of these States is a wonder; their Constitution a miracle; their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world.
- James Madison
(Keywords: Hope, Constitution, Example, Liberty, states, Wonder, World)
I wonder why there is a designated hitter in baseball after all these years? As an experiment, it seemed like a swell enough idea, but you would think the novelty would have worn off by now and everyone would get back to playing baseball.
- Jay Mohr
(Keywords: Idea, Baseball, Novelty, Now, Wonder, Years)
And thus it was that I started to wonder why Robert Burns is so important to us. We have other poets, and other writers, and other heroes, yet we do not afford them the veneration that we afford to Robert Burns.
- Len G. Murray
(Keywords: Heroes, Poets, Wonder, Writers)
The acknowledged legislators of the world take the world as given. They dislike mysteries, for mysteries cannot be coded, or legislated, and wonder cannot be made into law. And so these legislators police the accepted frontiers of things.
- Ben Okri
(Keywords: Law, Legislators, Police, Wonder, World)
If, amid the multitude of contending counsel, you have hesitated and doubted; if, when a great measure suggested itself, you have shrunk from the vast responsibility, afraid to go forward lest you should go wrong, what wonder?
- Robert Dale Owen
(Keywords: Measure, Responsibility, Wonder, Wrong)
You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.
- Steve Prefontaine
(Keywords: Achievement, Running, Self, Sense, Wonder, Years)
I often wonder if we could not solve the world's problems on a similar basis of harmony.
- Artur Rodzinski
(Keywords: Harmony, Problems, Wonder, World)
Now, being a science fiction writer, when I see a natural principle, I wonder if it could fail.
- Rudy Rucker
(Keywords: Science, Being, Fiction, Now, Wonder, Writer)
Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.
- Albert Schweitzer
(Keywords: Nothing, Wonder, World)
Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion.
- Ralph W. Sockman
(Keywords: Religion, Art, Science, Christmas, Wonder, Youth)
As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not.
- Carl Van Vechten
(Keywords: Love, Beauty, Power, Inspiration, Cats, Grace, Wonder, Writers)
I don't think we should tell them what we're going to do in advance. Let them think. Worry. Wonder. Uncertainty is the most chilling thing of all.
- Vernon A. Walters
(Keywords: Uncertainty, Wonder, Worry)
I always used to look at books and wonder how anybody could come up with so many words. But my divorce and then falling in love with somebody else has released in me an ability to write in other ways apart from songs.
- Roger Waters
(Keywords: Love, Ability, Books, Divorce, Songs, Wonder, Words)
Sometimes when I'm talking, my words can't keep up with my thoughts. I wonder why we think faster than we speak. Probably so we can think twice.
- Bill Watterson
(Keywords: Thoughts, Talking, Wonder, Words)
There are always some doubts when you do a new album though. You wonder whether you succeeded or not, especially when you waited as long as I did for this one - seven years. You're never really sure if it will be a nice record or not.
- Eberhard Weber
(Keywords: Will, Wonder, Years)
I wonder how many people would have thought at the end of World War II that the capitalist system would be one that was meeting the challenges and making things better for people as we approach the 21st century.
- Sanford I. Weill
(Keywords: War, Thought, People, End, Meeting, Wonder, World, World war)
I wonder if we are all wrong about each other, if we are just composing unwritten novels about the people we meet?
- Rebecca West
(Keywords: People, Wonder, Wrong)
They say that every snowflake is different. If that were true, how could the world go on? How could we ever get up off our knees? How could we ever recover from the wonder of it?
- Jeanette Winterson
(Keywords: Wonder, World)
I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn't one I'll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it's worth it.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel
(Keywords: Happiness, Battle, Cure, Depression, Fight, Wonder, Worth)