Selected Quotes about Wonder

The moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn't, matters not a jot. The possibility is always there. -- Monica Baldwin

Love at first sight is easy to understand; it's when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle. -- Amy Bloom

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. -- Buddha

This world, after all our science and sciences, is still a miracle; wonderful, inscrutable, magical and more, to whosoever will think of it. -- Thomas Carlyle

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

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

It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility. -- Rachel Carson

The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always. -- Willa Cather

For two people in a marriage to live together day after day is unquestionably the one miracle the Vatican has overlooked. -- Bill Cosby

Before the ice is in the pools, / Before the skaters go, / Or any cheek at nightfall / Is tarnished by the snow, / Before the fields have finished, / Before the Christmas tree, / Wonder upon wonder / Will arrive to me! -- Emily Dickinson

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. -- Albert Einstein

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

The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle. -- Anais Nin

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

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 Sockman

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