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Quotes About Mystery

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

Oscar Wilde
“The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.”
Oscar Wilde

Stevie Nicks
“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.”
Stevie Nicks

Arthur Conan Doyle
“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.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sue Monk Kidd
“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.”
Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees:

Patricia Cornwell
“rain slowly slides down the glass as if the night is crying.”
Patricia Cornwell, Trace

Deb Caletti
“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.”
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

G.K. Chesterton
“The criminal is the creative artist; the detective only the critic.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Blue Cross: A Father Brown Mystery

Vera Nazarian
“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.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

J.D. Robb
“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 cop...you married me. I'm your goddamn salvation.”
J.D. Robb, Salvation in Death

Mary Downing Hahn
“You look back on some little decision you made and realize all the things that happened because of it, and you think to yourself "if only I'd known," but, of course, you couldn't have known.”
Mary Downing Hahn, The Dead Man in Indian Creek

Roman Payne
“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.”
Roman Payne

Karen Marie Moning
“there are three kinds of people in the world: those who don't know and don't know they don't know; those who don't know and do know they don't know; and those who know and know how much they still don't know.”
Karen Marie Moning

Robert Fanney
“May your feet ever walk in the light of two suns... and may the moonshadow never fall on you... ”
Robert Fanney

George Eliot
“Don't judge a book by its cover”
George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss

J.D. Robb
“Bite me." -Lieutenant Eve Dallas, from any of the In Death books.”
J.D. Robb

Rick Riordan
“I pulled out Riptide.”
Rick Riordan, The Battle of the Labyrinth

Laurie R. King
“I was fifteen when I first met Sherlock Holmes, fifteen years old with my nose in a book as I walked the Sussex Downs, and nearly stepped on him. In my defense I must say it was an engrossing book, and it was very rare to come across another person in that particular part of the world in that war year of 1915.”
Laurie R. King

Winston Churchill
“I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”
Winston Churchill

Charlaine Harris
“I have lived one step away from losing my mind for years. I am quick and accurate in spotting unstable streaks in others.”
Charlaine Harris, Shakespeare's Landlord

Salvador Dalí
“People love mystery, and that is why they love my paintings.”
Salvador Dalí

Janet Evanovich
“I always wanted to eat with a Negro,” Grandma said.
Yeah, well I always wanted to eat with a boney- assed old white woman,” Lula said. “So I guess this works out good.”
Janet Evanovich, Four to Score

Garth Nix
“Death and what came after death was no great mystery to Sabriel. She just wished it was.”
Garth Nix, Sabriel

Max Planck
“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.”
Max Planck, Where is Science Going?

Colette
“I did not look for her, because I was afraid of dispelling the mystery we attach to people whom we know only casually.”
Colette, The Pure and the Impure

Agatha Christie
“One little Indian left all alone, he went out and hanged himself and then there were none.”
Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None

Milan Kundera
“When Don Quixote went out into the world, that world turned into a mystery before his eyes. That is the legacy of the first European novel to the entire subsequent history of the novel. The novel teaches us to comprehend the world as a question. There is wisdom and tolerance in that attitude.”
Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

O.R. Melling
“Life isn't as magical here, and you're not the only one who feels like you don't belong, or that it's better somewhere else. But there ARE things worth living for. And the best part is you never know what's going to happen next.”
O.R. Melling, The Summer King

John Adams
“A pleasant morning. Saw my classmates Gardner, and Wheeler. Wheeler dined, spent the afternoon, and drank Tea with me. Supped at Major Gardiners, and engag'd to keep School at Bristol, provided Worcester People, at their ensuing March meeting, should change this into a moving School, not otherwise. Major Greene this Evening fell into some conversation with me about the Divinity and Satisfaction of Jesus Christ. All the Argument he advanced was, 'that a mere creature, or finite Being, could not make Satisfaction to infinite justice, for any Crimes,' and that 'these things are very mysterious.'
(Thus mystery is made a convenient Cover for absurdity.)

[Diary entry, February 13 1756]”
John Adams, Diary and Autobiography of John Adams: Volumes 1-4, Diary (1755-1804) and Autobiography

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