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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

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

“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]

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

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

Pema Chödrön
“Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all. When there's a big disappointment, we don't know if that's the end of the story. It may just be the beginning of a great adventure. Life is like that. We don't know anything. We call something bad; we call it good. But really we just don't know.”
Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

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-Exuper

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

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

“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

E.A. Bucchianeri
“It’s the unknown that draws people.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

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 Feynman

Jhumpa Lahiri
“In a world of diminishing mystery, the unknown persists.”
Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland

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 Karl Heisenberg, Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science

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

Nenia Campbell
“We always vilify what we don't understand.”
Nenia Campbell, Horrorscape

Amal El-Mohtar
“There’s a kind of time travel in letters, isn’t there? I imagine you laughing at my small joke; I imagine you groaning; I imagine you throwing my words away. Do I have you still? Do I address empty air and the flies that will eat this carcass? You could leave me for five years, you could return never—and I have to write the rest of this not knowing.”
Amal El-Mohtar, This Is How You Lose the Time War

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

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.”
William Butler Yeats

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

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

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

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

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

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

“With no expectations anything can become.”
Steven Farmer

Mira Bartok
“He [Nicolaus Steno] told the audience, "Beautiful is what we see. More beautiful is what we understand. Most beautiful is what we do not comprehend.”
Mira Bartok, The Memory Palace

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

Debatrayee Banerjee
“She was perfectly sane in streets unknown. She loved conversing with people tagged as strangers. She was social, amiable & all that is her. Yet, with known people she felt unknown, she choked words and fought inside. And indeed she tripped insane while traversing those streets known. She stared at others and consumed their happiness through senses cold. And so she waits for Winter's warmth to touch her in streets of distant shore, in her own world of simple happiness.”
Debatrayee Banerjee

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