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Laurell K. Hamilton
“People are supposed to fear the unknown, but ignorance is bliss when knowledge is so damn frightening.”
Laurell K. Hamilton, The Laughing Corpse

“When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for you to stand upon or you will be taught to fly.”
Patrick Overton, The leaning tree: [poems]

Jiddu Krishnamurti
“One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Cornelia Funke
“Nothing is more frightening than a fear you cannot name.”
Cornelia Funke, Inkheart

George R.R. Martin
“The unseen enemy is always the most fearsome.”
George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

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

“The fear of an unknown never resolves, because the unknown expands infinitely outward, leaving you to cling pitifully to any small shelter of the known: a cracker has twelve calories; the skin, when cut, bleeds.”
Caroline Kettlewell, Skin Game

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Cecelia Ahern
“what you don't know, you don't miss”
Cecelia Ahern, Love, Rosie

Richard P. Feynman
“You say you are a nameless man. You are not to your wife and to your child. You will not long remain so to your immediate colleagues if you can answer their simple questions when they come into your office. You are not nameless to me. Do not remain nameless to yourself — it is too sad a way to be. Know your place in the world and evaluate yourself fairly, not in terms of the naïve ideals of your own youth, nor in terms of what you erroneously imagine your teacher's ideals are.”
Richard P. Feynman

Haruki Murakami
“Why do you like jellyfish so much?" I asked.
"I don't know. I guess I think they're cute," she said. "But one thing did occur to me when I was really focused on them. What we see before us is just one tiny part of the world. We get into the habit of thinking, This is the world, but that's not true at all. The real world is in a much darker and deeper place than this, and most of it is occupied by jellyfish and things. We just happen to forget all that. Don't you agree? Two thirds of the earth's surface is ocean, and all we can see of it with the naked eye is the surface: the skin. We hardly know anything about what's beneath the skin.”
Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Louis de Bernières
“Remember that fear causes to happen the very things it fears. That's why fear should be unknown to us.”
Louis de Bernières

Fritz Leiber
“The dark dangerous forest is still there, my friends. Beyond the space of the astronauts and the astronomers, beyond the dark, tangled regions of Freudian and Jungian psychiatry, beyond the dubious psi-realms of Dr. Rhine, beyond the areas policed by the commissars and priests and motivations-research men, far, far beyond the mad, beat, half-hysterical laughter... the utterly unknown still is and the eerie and ghostly lurk, as much wrapped in mystery as ever.”
Fritz Leiber

Alexandra Katehakis
“Much healing can occur through the sexual act with a person you love and trust if the two of you can stay with each other during your most vulnerable moments. You enter into a sacred space, this unknown territory, from which you’ll emerge into new and unexpected states of being.”
Alexandra Katehakis, Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex While in Recovery from Sex Addiction

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Esmeralda Santiago
“How can you know what you're capable of if you don't embrace the unkown?”
Esmeralda Santiago, Conquistadora

“With no expectations anything can become.”
Steven Farmer

W.B. Yeats
“The Celt, and his cromlechs, and his pillar-stones, these will not change much – indeed, it is doubtful if anybody at all changes at any time. In spite of hosts of deniers, and asserters, and wise-men, and professors, the majority still are adverse to sitting down to dine thirteen at a table, or being helped to salt, or walking under a ladder, of seeing a single magpie flirting his chequered tale. There are, of course, children of light who have set their faces against all this, although even a newspaperman, if you entice him into a cemetery at midnight, will believe in phantoms, for everyone is a visionary, if you scratch him deep enough. But the Celt, unlike any other, is a visionary without scratching.”
W.B. Yeats

Fritz Leiber
“The result is ... that there's no room left in the world for the weird – though plenty for crude, contemptuous, wisecracking, fun-poking imitations of it.”
Fritz Leiber, Heroes and Horrors

Robert G. Ingersoll
“No one infers a god from the simple, from the known, from what is understood, but from the complex, from the unknown, and incomprehensible. Our ignorance is God; what we know is science.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, On the Gods and Other Essays

Thomas Henry Huxley
The known is finite, the unknown infinite; intellectually we stand on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability. Our business in every generation is to reclaim a little more land, to add something to the extent and the solidity of our possessions. And even a cursory glance at the history of the biological sciences during the last quarter of a century is sufficient to justify the assertion, that the most potent instrument for the extension of the realm of natural knowledge which has come into men's hands, since the publication of Newton's ‘Principia’, is Darwin's ‘Origin of Species.”
Thomas Henry Huxley, On the Reception of the 'Origin of Species'

Doug Dillon
“Coincidences give you opportunities to look more deeply into your existence.”
Doug Dillon

Erol Ozan
“Isn’t that wonderful? That feeling of not knowing too much about something… Incomplete information… Endless possibilities… When you don’t know much about something, it’s the most exciting sensation.
-Kutsnetz in TALUS”
Erol Ozan, Talus

Werner Heisenberg
“Whenever we proceed from the known into the unknown we may hope to understand, but we may have to learn at the same time a new meaning of the word 'understanding.”
Werner Heisenberg, Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science

Wallace Stevens
“It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.”
Wallace Stevens

Roger Zelazny
“Then the one called Raltariki is really a demon?" asked Tak.

"Yes—and no," said Yama, "If by 'demon' you mean a malefic, supernatural creature, possessed of great powers, life span and the ability to temporarily assume virtually any shape—then the answer is no. This is the generally accepted definition, but it is untrue in one respect."

"Oh? And what may that be?"

"It is not a supernatural creature."

"But it is all those other things?"

"Yes."

"Then I fail to see what difference it makes whether it be supernatural or not—so long as it is malefic, possesses great powers and life span and has the ability to change its shape at will."

"Ah, but it makes a great deal of difference, you see. It is the difference between the unknown and the unknowable, between science and fantasy—it is a matter of essence. The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three. I may submit to the unknown, but never to the unknowable.”
Roger Zelazny, Lord of Light

Vera Nazarian
“Since the dawn of existence, you mortals have feared dying, feared the unknown and the pain of it, and yet, pain is a part of life, not death. And I—I am the first moment after pain ceases,” he [Death] pronounced. “It is life that fights and struggles and rages; life, that tears at you in its last agonizing throes to hold on, even if but for one futile instant longer... Whereas I, I come softly when it is all done. Pain and death are an ordered sequence, not a parallel pair. So easy to confuse the correlations, not realizing that one does not bring the other.”
Vera Nazarian, Cobweb Bride

Kim Edwards
“That there were other worlds, invisible, unknown, beyond imagination even, was a revelation to him.”
Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Francis Brett Young
“The longer one lives, the more mysterious life seems.”
Francis Brett Young, Cold Harbour

Walter de la Mare
“Lawford had soundlessly stolen a pace or two nearer, and by stopping forward he could, each in turn, scrutinize the little intent company sitting over his story around the lamp at the further end of the table; squatting like little children with their twigs and pins, fishing for wonders on the brink of the unknown.”
Walter de la Mare, The Return

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