Mystery Quotes

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

The World As I See It

Albert Einstein

The World As I See It
1931    Art    Mystery    Philosophy    Science

Margo always loved mysteries. And in everything that came afterward, I could never stop thinking that maybe she loved mysteries so much that she became one.

Paper Towns

John Green

Paper Towns

The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.

Classic    Crime    Detective    Mystery    Novel

We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.


Henry David Thoreau

Environment    Exploration    Explore    Land    Mysterious    Mystery    Nature    Sea    Unexplorable    Unfathomable    Wild    Wilderness    Wildness

No. No, I don't believe you'd betray me with her. I don't believe you'd cheat on me. But I'm afraid, and I'm sick in my heart that you might look at her, then at me. And regret.

Stars, too, were time travelers. How many of those ancient points of light were the last echoes of suns now dead? How many had been born but their light not yet come this far? If all the suns but ours collapsed tonight, how many lifetimes would it take us to realize we were alone? I had always known the sky was full of mysteries—but not until now had I realized how full of them the earth was.

I have a friend who's an artist and has sometimes taken a view which I don't agree with very well. He'll hold up a flower and say "look how beautiful it is," and I'll agree. Then he says "I as an artist can see how beautiful this is but you as a scientist take this all apart and it becomes a dull thing," and I think that he's kind of nutty. First of all, the beauty that he sees is available to other people and to me too, I believe. Although I may not be quite as refined aesthetically as he is ... I can appreciate the beauty of a flower. At the same time, I see much more about the flower than he sees. I could imagine the cells in there, the complicated actions inside, which also have a beauty. I mean it's not just beauty at this dimension, at one centimeter; there's also beauty at smaller dimensions, the inner structure, also the processes. The fact that the colors in the flower evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; it means that insects can see the color. It adds a question: does this aesthetic sense also exist in the lower forms? Why is it aesthetic? All kinds of interesting questions which the science knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery and the awe of a flower. It only adds. I don't understand how it subtracts.

Nothing whets the intelligence more than a passionate suspicion, nothing develops all the faculties of an immature mind more than a trail running away into the dark.

The sweetest smiles hold the darkest secrets...


spencer hastings


My mind," he said, "rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense then with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. That is why I have chosen my own particular profession, or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world.

Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery.

The Road

Cormac McCarthy

The Road
Allegory    Brooks    Creation    Destruction    Earth    Environment    Fish    Glens    Loss    Man    Maps    Mystery    Nature    Parable    Past    Trout    Wonder    World

No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith.

Streams of Silver

R.A. Salvatore

Streams of Silver
Dragon    Faith    Magic    Mystery    World

The more this guy talked, the more he sounded like a fortune cookie.

It is only through mystery and madness that the soul is revealed

Madness    Mystery    Philosphy    Soul

In my experience, boys are predictable. As soon as they think of something, they do it. Girls are smarter—they plan ahead. They think about not getting caught.

Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?'
'To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.'
'The dog did nothing in the night-time.'
'That was the curious incident,' remarked Sherlock Holmes.

Blaze    Curious    Dog    Humor    Incident    Mystery    Sherlock holmes    Silver

We bring the fucking rain Q, not the scattered showers.

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. In their gray visions they obtain glimpses of eternity, and thrill, in waking, to find that they have been upon the verge of the great secret. In snatches, they learn something of the wisdom which is of good, and more of the mere knowledge which is of evil.

Dream    Eternity    Mind    Mystery    Wisdom

Elegance is a glowing inner peace. Grace is an ability to give as well as to receive and be thankful. Mystery is a hidden laugh always ready to surface! Glamour only radiates if there is a sublime courage & bravery within: glamour is like the moon; it only shines because the sun is there.

The Cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us -- there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, of falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.


Carl Sagan

Carl sagan    Cosmos    Life    Mystery    Universe

Every solution to every problem is simple. It's the distance between the two where the mystery lies.

You're driving me NORMAL!

Dearly Devoted Dexter

Jeff Lindsay Dexter in the Dark

Dearly Devoted Dexter

Love is an endless mystery, because there is no reasonable cause that could explain it.

When all the details fit in perfectly, something is probably wrong with the story.

Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy - but mysterious. But above all black says this: "I don’t bother you - don’t bother me".

Have you ever met someone for the first time, but in your heart you feel as if you’ve met them before?

Grimalkin yawned and licked his whiskers. 'Not dead,' he replied. 'Hardly dead. But she changed her name and appearance so many times, even the oldest fey would hardly remember her. She likes to keep a low profile, you know.' Puck frowned, knitting his bows together. 'Then how is it
remember her?' he demanded, sounding indignant. 'I am a cat,' purred Grimalkin.

The Iron King

Julie Kagawa

The Iron King
Cat    Long memory    Mystery    Smug

The world, even the smallest parts of it, is filled with things you don't know.

Your heart's desire is to be told some mystery. The mystery is that there is no mystery.

Little girls think it's necessary to put all their business on MySpace and Facebook, and I think it's a shame...I'm all about mystery.

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.

Creative    Life    Mystery    Writing

The story you choose to tell isn't always the story you believe.

C'est tellement mystérieux, le pays des larmes.

The criminal is the creative artist; the detective only the critic.

Art    Creativity    Crime    Critic    Criticism    Detectives    Mystery

So I find words I never thought to speak
In streets I never thought I should revisit
When I left my body on a distant shore.

Explore    Fantasy    Little gidding    Mystery    Poetry    Shore    Streets    Timelessness    Travel    Visit    Words

Would you like to know your future?
If your answer is yes, think again. Not knowing is the greatest life motivator.
So enjoy, endure, survive each moment as it comes to you in its proper sequence -- a surprise.

Advance    Coming    Expectations    Expected    Fortell    Fortelling    Fortune    Future    Journey    Knowing ahead    Knowledge    Life    Motivation    Motive    Motives    Mystery    News    Next    Precognition    Revelation    Surprise    Surprise endings    Surprises    Survival    Survive    Tomorrow    Unexpected    Unknown

As a rule, the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be. It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify.

I realized it for the first time in my life: there is nothing but mystery in the world, how it hides behind the fabric of our poor, browbeat days, shining brightly, and we don't even know it.

Listen carefully. I'd crush you like a bug for causing my wife one single moment of pain. Believe it. Fear it.

rain slowly slides down the glass as if the night is crying.


Patricia Cornwell


Let me tell you, you either have chemistry or you don't, and you better have it, or it's like kissing some relative. But chemistry, listen to me, you got to be careful. Chemistry is like those perfume ads, the ones that look so interesting and mysterious but you dont even know at first what they're even selling. Or those menues without the prices. Mystery and intrigue are gonna cost you. Great looking might mean something ve-ry expensive, and I don't mean money. What I'm saying is, chemistry is a place to start, not an end point.

Chemistry    Intrigue    Kissing    Love    Mystery

Don't judge a book by its cover

Book    Cover    Judge    Mystery

The beauty and mystery of this world only emerges through affection, attention, interest and compassion . . . open your eyes wide and actually see this world by attending to its colors, details and irony.

My Name Is Red

Orhan Pamuk

My Name Is Red
Affection    Attention    Beauty    Color    Compassion    Detail    Interest    Irony    Mystery

Eve: What is it about asking you Catholic questions that gets you all jumpy?
Roarke: You'd be jumpy, too, if I asked you things that make you feel the hot breath of hell at your back.
Eve: You're not going to hell.
Roarke: Oh, and have you got some inside intel on that?
Eve: You married a married me. I'm your goddamn salvation.

Redemption, n.
Deliverance of sinners from the penalty of their sin through their murder of the deity against whom they sinned. The doctrine of Redemption is the fundamental mystery of our holy religions, and whoso believeth in it shall not perish, but have everlasting life in which to try to understand it.

Deity    Deliverance    Doctrine    Eternity    Holy religions    Humor    Murder    Mystery    Penalty    Redemption    Sin    Sinners    Understanding

Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.

The ‘Muse’ is not an artistic mystery, but a mathematical equation. The gift are those ideas you think of as you drift to sleep. The giver is that one you think of when you first awake.

Art    Artistic    Creativity    Equations    Gifts    Ideas    Inspiration    Literature    Math    Mathematical    Mathematics    Muse    Muses    Mysteries    Mystery    Payne    Sleep    Sleeping    Waking

Peter to Austin:
"Hard-ons don't make you think less. They make you think stupid. Which makes me think you must have one 24/7.

Dani alexander    Gay    Glbt    Humor    Insults    Mm    Mystery    Put downs    Shattered glass

To lose yourself: a voluptuous surrender, lost in your arms, lost to the world, utterly immersed in what is present so that its surroundings fade away. In Benjamin’s terms, to be lost is to be fully present, and to be fully present is to be capable of being in uncertainty and mystery.



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