Quotes About The Unknown

Quotes tagged as "the-unknown" (showing 1-29 of 29)
Mark Haddon
“Lots of things are mysteries. But that doesn't mean there isn't an answer to them. It's just that scientists haven't found the answer yet.”
Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Rainer Maria Rilke
“Were it possible for us to see further than our knowledge reaches, and yet a little way beyond the outworks of our divinings, perhaps we would endure our sadnesses with greater confidence than our joys. For they are the moments when something new has entered into us, something unknown; our feelings grow mute in shy perplexity, everything in us withdraws, a stillness comes, and the new, which no one knows, stands in the midst of it and is silent.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Mandy Hale
“The more you go with the flow of life and surrender the outcome to God, and the less you seek constant clarity, the more you will find that fabulous things start to show up in your life.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

William Hope Hodgson
“I read, and, in reading, lifted the Curtains of the Impossible that blind the mind, and looked out into the unknown.”
William Hope Hodgson

“You don't know how to live. You live.”
Marty Rubin

Michael Ondaatje
“To rest was to receive all aspects of the world without judgment. A bath in the sea, a fuck with a soldier who never knew your name. Tenderness toward the unknown and anonymous, which was tenderness to the self.”
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

“What is love after all but trusting in the unknown.”
Marty Rubin

“A blind man sees with his cane, like all the rest of us.”
Marty Rubin

Phillip Mann
“Is there wisdom in innocence? I think there is, but there is a cult now of drab men and women, for whom the world, and even life itself, is a kind of commodity. These critics, having eaten, now study their excrement to see what they consumed. On this they base certain conclusions. Their ignorance is uncompromising. Let us rather stand before the unknown, in very humble, quiet observance and wait while it reveals itself.”
Phillip Mann, The Disestablishment of Paradise

Storm Constantine
“There is a point when facing the unknown stops being a longed-for adventure and becomes a terrifying reality.”
Storm Constantine, The Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit

“Words make known. But we live in the unknown.”
Marty Rubin

“My life is my book, but I can't read it.”
Marty Rubin

“What is love after but trusting in the unknown.”
Marty Rubin

Shannon L. Alder
“You don't have to apologize for loving someone or wanting a life that no longer fits your blueprint. The beginning phase of reclaiming your life always starts with apologizing to yourself, then apologizing to others for wasting their time because of your fear based decisions. The truth is when we eliminate fear we often find the real path we were meant to be on.”
Shannon L. Alder

Don DeLillo
“The vast and terrible depth."
“Of course,” he said.
“The inexhaustibility.”
“I understand.”
“The whole huge nameless thing.”
“Yes, absolutely.”
“The massive darkness.”
“Certainly, certainly.”
“The whole terrible endless hugeness.”
“I know exactly what you mean.”
Don DeLillo, White Noise

Nadège Richards
“They were here from the beginning.

They have reshaped our lives, run us from our homes.

They were always here.”
Nadège Richards, Asylum 54.0

“I am counting on nothing but the facts about me. So come on, Future. I've my back against the past. Anyway, as you see, it is too late to argue. I've crossed the Rubicon, and can return only when I have built a new bridge.”
Mildred Aldrich, A Hilltop on the Marne

Jaeda DeWalt
“It's tempting to tether ourselves to the familiar comfort of the way things are, but fulfillment is often discovered in the unpredictable and unknown. We can serve ourselves and our universe, best, when we can take the journey that takes us from the limited desire of our ego, to the ever-expanding love and wisdom, of our divine nature.”
Jaeda DeWalt

Gillian Flynn
“I think of that, too: her mind. Her brain, all those coils, and her thoughts shuttling through those coils like fast, frantic centipedes. Like a child, I picture opening her skull, unspooling her brain and sifting through it, trying to catch and pin down her thoughts. What are you thinking, Amy?”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Storm Constantine
“I felt as if something hung there in the back of my mind, waiting to tarnish whatever happiness I might find. Is it safer to be unhappy? Nothing ever wants to take that away.”
Storm Constantine, The Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“I always knew you were hiding something from me. I was just never sure what. Funny, I used to think it was another woman you loved, not a lunatic brother." Catherine says to Micheal.”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dark Bites

William Golding
“He doesn't mind if he dies... indeed, he would like to die; but yet he fears to fall. He would welcome a long sleep; but not at the price of falling to it.”
William Golding, The Spire

“Every successful work of art is a collaboration between the known and the unknown.”
Marty Rubin

“The next moment is unknown, even to God.”
Marty Rubin

“In the morning I don't want to know where I'll be in the afternoon.”
Marty Rubin

“We are all in the dark and our hearts must lead the way.”
Marty Rubin

“Thoughts come out of nowhere like everything else.”
Marty Rubin

“I saw a bullfrog snap a tiny bird off a reed once, swallowing it just like that, grinding the singing thing to foodstuff in its slimy belly, and the witnessing of that act produced in me an insight: that this moment of terror before resignation was possibly the only ascertainable moment of truth we can ever know in life.”
Carl Watson

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