48 Great Quotes On Wonder

Enjoy this collection on wonder.
“Wonder is the desire for knowledge.” – St. Thomas Aquinas
“As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.” – Charles Morgan
“Wisdom begins in wonder.” – Socrates
“What was wonderful about childhood is that anything in it was a wonder. It was not merely a world full of miracles; it was a miraculous world.” ― G.K. Chesterton
“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
“The feeling of awed wonder that science can give us is one of the highest experiences of which the human psyche is capable.” – Richard Dawkins
“Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.” – Alfred North Whitehead
“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.” ― Thomas Aquinas
“Learn to see and to feel life; that is, cultivate imagination, because there are still marvels in the world, because life is a mystery and always will be. But be aware of it.” – Josef Albers
“If you see the world as beautiful, thrilling and mysterious, as I think I do, then you feel quite alive.” – David Hockney
“We must always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” – E. B. White
“Always take time to smell the flowers, and let it fill you with beauty, and rediscover that sense of wonder.” – Louis Schwartzberg
“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.” – Rachel Carson
“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.” ― Rachel Carson
“If spring came but once a century instead of once a year, or burst forth with the sound of an earthquake and not in silence, what wonder and expectation there would be in all hearts to behold the miraculous change.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Stuff your eyes with wonder… See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury
“Travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.” – Saint Augustine
“The true wonder of the world is available everywhere, in the minutest parts of our bodies, in the vast expanses of the cosmos, and in the interconnectedness of these and all things.” – Michael Stark
“All of us have wonders hidden in our breasts, only needing circumstances to evoke them.” – Charles Dickens
“We carry within us the wonders we seek without us.” – Thomas Browne
“There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” – Ronald Reagan
“Anything looked at closely becomes wonderful.” – A. R. Ammons
“The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” – Henry Miller
“He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.” – M. C. Escher
“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” – Hans Christian Andersen
“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.” – Anais Nin
“The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.” – Ralph W. Sockman
“We are enveloped and steeped as though in an atmosphere of the marvelous; but we do not notice it.” – Charles Baudelaire
“The modern mind has lost all capacity to wonder. It has lost all capacity to look into the mysterious, into the miraculous – because of knowledge, because it thinks it knows.” – Osho
“It is a callous age; we have seen so many marvels that we are ashamed to marvel more; the seven wonders of the world have become seven thousand wonders.” – L. Frank Baum
“The need to eat, sleep and dry out plays havoc with your sense of wonder.” – Michael Palin
“Never lose the child-like wonder. It’s just too important. It’s what drives us.” – Randy Pausch
“Once you lose that sense of wonder at being alive, you’re pretty much on the way out…” – David Bowie
“He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.” – Albert Einstein
“And when the wonder has gone out of a man he is dead… When all comes to all, the most precious element in life is wonder. Love is a great emotion, and power is power, but both love and power are based on wonder. Love without wonder is a sensational affair, and power without wonder is mere force and compulsion.” – D. H. Lawrence
“The world will never starve for want of wonders, but for want of wonder.” – G. K. Chesterton
“Painting and sculpture help other people to see what a wonderful world we live in.” – Henry Moore
“Artists and poets try to recapture and recreate the wonder that we all remember feeling as children. Maybe that’s why we are called visionary.” – Marney Ward
“A state of wonder is a state of mind and the process can put one in this place because no two strokes are every time the same.” – Margaret Stone
“Art does not make social statements, but contributes to society on a deeper, less tangible level. I feel that what we should get from art is a sense of wonder, of something beyond ourselves, that celebrates our ‘being’ here.” – Trevor Bell
“What we need is more sense of the wonder of life, and less of the business of making a picture.” – Robert Henri
“Let me / Keep my mind on what matters / Which is my work, / Which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished…” – Mary Oliver
“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
“An artist… must actively caress wonder: for fascination, like the desire to play, can be eradicated by the rigors of living.” – Eric Maisel
“Look at everything in the world as if you are seeing it for the first time, and paint everything as if you were seeing it for the last time.” – Andrew Hamilton
“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.” ― Alice Walker
“Whether seventy or sixteen, there is in every being’s heart a love of wonder; the sweet amazement at the stars and starlike things and thoughts; the undaunted challenge of events, the unfailing childlike appetite for what comes next, and the joy in the game of life.” – Samuel Ullman
“When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.” – Mary Oliver
Read more in The Essential Collection of Creativity Quotes.

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