Quotes with wonder
What a wonderful thing, to be conscious! I wonder what the people in New Jersey do.
Without Feathers (1975)
What were God's eyes like? Unimaginably penetrating, intense eyes, I assumed. And I wonder if it was just a coincidence that I made my specialty ophthalmology.
Crimes and Misdemeanors
It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility.
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.
It's difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality. It's a wonder I haven't abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart. I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery, and death.
I became aware of the wonder of creation, the magnificence of nature.
Remembering the experience of trying LSD himself after first synthesizing the drug.
I never met anyone who didn't have a very smart child. What happens to these children, you wonder, when they reach adulthood?
Interview in The New York Times, August 10, 1994.
Babies are necessary to grownups. A new baby is like the beginning of all things--wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
We live in oppressive times. We have, as a nation, become our own thought police; but instead of calling the process by which we limit our expression of dissent and wonder 'censorship', we call it 'concern for commercial viability'.
Any genuine philosophy leads to action and from action back again to wonder, to the enduring fact of mystery.
Tropic of Cancer (1934)
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
I wonder why progress looks so much like destruction.
Travels With Charley: In Search of America (1962)
Evolution is a blind giant who rolls a snowball down a hill. The ball is made of flakes--circumstances. They contribute to the mass without knowing it. They adhere without intention, and without foreseeing what is to result. When they see the result they marvel at the monster ball and wonder how the contriving of it came to be originally thought out and planned. Whereas there was no such planning, there was only a law: the ball once started, all the circumstances that happened to lie in its path would help to build it, in spite of themselves.
The Secret History of Eddypus
When people say a John Wayne picture got bad reviews, I always wonder if they know it's a redundant sentence, but hell, I don't care. People like my pictures and that's all that counts.
If the wonder's gone when the truth is known, there never was any wonder to begin with.
House, You Don't Want To Know. By Dr. Gregory House.