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  • Wonder is not a Pollyanna stance, not a denial of reality; wonder is an acknowledgment of the power of the mind to transform.
  • If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.
  • It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.
  • If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.
  • A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.
  • It just ain't possible to explain some things. It's interesting to wonder on them and do some speculation, but the main thing is you have to accept it — take it for what it is, and get on with your growing.
  • A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
  • The most interesting thing in the world is another human being who wonders, suffers and raises the questions that have bothered him to the last day of his life, knowing he will never get the answers.
  • The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
  • The wonder is, not that the field of stars is so vast, but that man has measured it.
  • Wonder, connected with a principle of rational curiosity, is the source of all knowledge and discover, and it is a principle even of piety; but wonder which ends in wonder, and is satisfied with wonder, is the quality of an idiot.
  • The fey wonders of the world only exist while there are those with the sight to see them.
  • Wondering's healthy. Broadens the mind. Opens you up to all sorts of stray thoughts and possibilities.
  • The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.
  • Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
  • We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic.