Wondering Quotes

Quotes tagged as "wondering" (showing 1-30 of 54)
Steve Maraboli
“This life is for loving, sharing, learning, smiling, caring, forgiving, laughing, hugging, helping, dancing, wondering, healing, and even more loving. I choose to live life this way. I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, 'aw shit, he's up!”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Nicholas Sparks
“If you simply ignored the feeling, you would never know what might happen, and in many ways that was worse than finding out in the first place. Because if you were wrong, you could go forward in your life without ever looking back over your shoulder and wondering what might have been.”
Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle

Elisabeth Elliot
“Often a Christian man or woman falls prey to that cruel and vexatious spirit, wondering how to find marriage, who, when, where? It is on God that we should wait, as a waiter waits--not for but on the customer--alert, watchful, attentive, with no agenda of his own, ready to do whatever is wanted. 'My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.' (Ps. 62:5 KJV) In Him alone lie our security, our confidence, our trust. A spirit of restlessness and resistance can never wait, but one who believes he is loved with an everlasting love, and knows that underneath are the everlasting arms, will find strength and peace.”
Elisabeth Elliot, Quest for Love: True Stories of Passion and Purity

“For this feeling of wonder shows that you are a philosopher, since wonder is the only beginning of philosophy.”
Plato, Theaetetus

Sally Gardner
“You see, the what ifs are as boundless as the stars.”
Sally Gardner, Maggot Moon

Lucy Christopher
“I mean, that star over there is blinking at me madly now, but for how long? An hour or two, or for the next million years? And how long will we sit here like this? Just another moment, or the rest of our lives? You know which one I'd prefer...”
Lucy Christopher, Stolen: A Letter to My Captor

Criss Jami
“We men are fascinated by the things we don't really understand. It gives us something to think and talk about: like females, they drive us nuts.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“It's always times like these when I think of you and I wonder if you ever think of me.”
Vanessa Carlton

Jenny Han
“I'm always wondering about the what-ifs, about the road not taken.”
Jenny Han, To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Tom Robbins
“In a society that is essentially designed to organize, direct, and gratify mass impulses, what is there to minister to the silent zones of man as an individual? Religion? Art? Nature? No, the church has turned religion into standardized public spectacle, and the museum has done the same for art. The Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls have been looked at so much that they've become effete, sucked empty by too many stupid eyes. What is there to minister to the silent zones of man as an individual? How about a cold chicken bone on a paper plate at midnight, how about a lurid lipstick lengthening or shortening at your command, how about a Styrofoam nest abandoned by a 'bird' you've never known, how about a pair of windshield wipers pursuing one another futilely while you drive home alone through a downpour, how about something beneath a seat touched by your shoe at the movies, how about worn pencils, cute forks, fat little radios, boxes of bow ties, and bubbles on the side of a bathtub? Yes, these are the things, these kite strings and olive oil cans and Valentine hearts stuffed with nougat, that form the bond between the autistic vision and the experiential world, it is to show these things in their true mysterious light that is the purpose of the moon.”
Tom Robbins

Cindy Martinusen Coloma
“Love Was
Love Will Be
But Most of All,
Love is.
Life Cannot Be Without It
It is found in the Womb
In The Woods
In The Stars.
To Be or Not to Be
To Love, or not to Love
They Are Equal.
My Soul Whispers Into the Spaces.
Cindy Martinusen Coloma, Caleb + Kate

Markus Zusak
“I stood there and stared, into the sky and at the city around me. I stood, hands at my side, and I saw what had happened to me and who I was and the way things would always be for me. Truth. There was no more wishing, or wondering. I knew who I was, and what I would always do. I believed it, as my teeth touched and my eyes were overrun.”
Markus Zusak, Underdog

“Never stop wandering into wonder.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Nicole  Lyons
“I am a lover of words and tragically beautiful things, poor timing and longing, and all things with soul, and I wonder if that means I am entirely broken, or if those are the things that have been keeping me whole.”
Nicole Lyons

“If I'd been a cowboy, it might've ended well.
Somewhere on the ramble, I'm sure I'd have to sell
My guns along the highway. My coins to the table
To make a gambler's double, I'd double debts to pay.
Prob'ly shrink and slink away, It mightn't've ended well.

What If I'd been a sailor? I think it might've ended well.
From August to May
For a searat of man drifting through eternal blue, aboard the finest Debris.
I might've called the shanties. From daybreak to storm's set, lines stay Taught, over rhythm unbroken.
But, oh, there's a schism unspoken, a mighty calling of the lee.
An absentminded Pirate, unaccustomed to the sea;
To the land, a traitor. I think it mightn't've ended well.

What might've worked for me? What might've ended well?
Soldier, to bloody sally forth through hell?
Teacher of glorious stories to tell?
Man of gold, or stores to sell?
Lover to a gentle belle?
Maybe a camel;
A seashell.
What mightn't've been a life where it mightn't've ended well?”
Dylan Thomas McCall

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“It may be that we’re not seeing the wonder in life because all we’re doing is wondering how we’re going to survive life.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Looking back and wondering if it could have worked eventually hurts more than trying and failing.”
Dominic Riccitello

Khadija Rupa
“Do you ever wonder, do you, why I loved you for such a long time, and still didn’t really know you?”
Khadija Rupa, Unexpressed Feelings

Dana Reinhardt
“As the bus took us north on a connection of dark farm roads and smaller highways, I started to wonder where all the cars were. How could the streets be so empty? How could people sleep when there was so much at stake, so much happening, when there were so many reasons to be awake and alive?
And I wondered how it was that I could feel both empty, like these streets, and yet so full at the same time. And those weren't the only contrasting poles inside me. I felt sad and happy. Scared and exhilarated. I felt young and old.”
Dana Reinhardt, The Summer I Learned to Fly

Lisa Berne
“But still he remembered wondering, at the age of ten, is it better to be safe or to be free?”
Lisa Berne, The Laird Takes a Bride

Nico J. Genes
“If the stones that we walked on could talk, they would surely tell our story." - Magnetic Reverie”
Nico J. Genes

Victoria Scott
“And i decide, no matter how people live their lives, they leave holes. Because once a person is gone, all that's left is the wondering. Wondering what might have happened if they'd stayed. If things were good, how much more good could they have been? And if things were bad, could they have gotten better? Now Pilot will never know the answer to that. And neither will i.”
Victoria Scott, Hear the Wolves

Rebekah Crane
“That's what a dare does. It taunts you to take a different direction, to do something you never thought you could do, to jump, knowing that a million consequences could be on the other side of that dare, but that if you don't do it, you'll always wonder. And sometimes wondering is worse than consequences.”
Rebekah Crane, The Upside of Falling Down

“There comes a moment in everyone's life when we have to decide if the pain is worth the reward. We either move forward to see where the path leads or we go back down the same road forever wondering, 'Did we make the right decision?”
Anthony T. Hincks

“I like trails that lead nowhere, that leave you wondering where you are.”
Marty Rubin

Ron Baratono
“Each day is a blessing, and I awake wondering what wonderful thing, no matter how big or small, will happen to me today.”
Ron Baratono, The Writings of Ron Baratono

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The wilderness leads to wonder of the moment.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Richelle E. Goodrich
“What if stars were the glimmering tears of a giant, welling in his cheeks, waiting to fall at the first tender stroke of emotion? What if the moon were a wide-open eye gazing down on our tiny, little world and its tiny, little inhabitants as they rush to and fro in pursuit of tiny, little dreams? What if the sun were the glowing heart of a great beast, pumping hot blood to keep him alive while providing warmth for our pitiful world? Ahhh, imagination; it is a wondrous thing!”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

Craig Groeschel
“If you catch yourself wondering why you want more of the world and you're not satisfied with God, it's because you have a spiritual problem.”
Craig Groeschel, Weird: Because Normal Isn't Working

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