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58 Quotes about Wondering: A Journey through Wisdom and Awe

Dayna Remus
Nov 30, 2022
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Wonder begins when we look at the world with fresh eyes and push away our preconceptions for just a moment. Wonder starts when we allow our minds to explore without rules or reason. It is a powerful tool. Read the 58 quotes below to learn how to use it in adult life.

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When we were children, our lives were full of wonder; we wanted to know everything about everything, and the world around us was bright, new, and filled with adventure. However, as we grew older, we became busy, and we became used to what was once beautiful, now rather looking at the world with a sense of mundanity.

However, even in adulthood, there are those moments where we begin to question and where we catch the beauty in small moments; this is whether we are laughing with friends, rocking our baby to sleep, or shedding a tear when watching an emotional movie scene.

We always have access to this wonder, and the following 58 quotes will show you how to find it again.

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 Abhijit Naskar’s quote: "To wonder is to learn - to wonder is to grow - to wonder is to live. Live with wonder - because in the simplicity of wonder lie the answers.” | Image: AmoDays

Abhijit Naskar’s quote: "To wonder is to learn - to wonder is to grow - to wonder is to live. Live with wonder - because in the simplicity of wonder lie the answers.” | Image: AmoDays

Wonderous Quotes about Wisdom and Knowledge

"Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder." — Plato

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"The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder." — Ralph W. Sockman

"I believe that curiosity, wonder, and passion are defining qualities of imaginative minds and great teachers; that restlessness and discontent are vital things; that intense experience and suffering instruct us in ways that less intense emotions can never do." — Kay Redfield Jamison

"Wonder is the desire for knowledge." — Thomas Aquinas

"Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge." — Abraham Joshua Heschel

Plato's quote: "Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder." |  Image: AmoDays

Plato's quote: "Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder." | Image: AmoDays

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"The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery." — Anais Nin

"Wonder is the beginning of wisdom." — Socrates

"Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing." ― Albert Einstein

"I believe that curiosity, wonder, and passion are defining qualities of imaginative minds and great teachers; that restlessness and discontent are vital things; that intense experience and suffering instruct us in ways that less intense emotions can never do." — Kay Redfield Jamison

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Ralph W. Sockman's quote: "The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder." |  Image: AmoDays

Ralph W. Sockman's quote: "The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder." | Image: AmoDays

"Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious." — Stephen Hawking

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"To wonder is to learnto wonder is to growto wonder is to live. Live with wonderbecause in the simplicity of wonder lie the answers." ― Abhijit Naskar

"Think and wonder, wonder and think." ― Dr. Seuss

"Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand." ― Neil Armstrong

"I lose sleep at night, wondering whether we are intelligent enough to figure out the universe. I don't know." — Neil deGrasse Tyson

Socrates’ quote: "Wonder is the beginning of wisdom." |  Image: AmoDays

Socrates’ quote: "Wonder is the beginning of wisdom." | Image: AmoDays

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"It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder." ― Joseph Wood Krutch

"I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief." ― Gerry Spence

Wonderous Quotes about Awe

"To be more childlike, you don't have to give up being an adult. The fully integrated person is capable of being both an adult and a child simultaneously. Recapture the childlike feelings of wide-eyed excitement, spontaneous appreciation, cutting loose, and being full of awe and wonder at this magnificent universe." ― Wayne Dyer

"It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility." ― Rachel Carson

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 Franz Kafka’s quote: "Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old." |  Image: AmoDays

Franz Kafka’s quote: "Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old." | Image: AmoDays

"You cannot look up at the night sky on the Planet Earth and not wonder what it's like to be up there amongst the stars. And I always look up at the moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos." ― Tom Hanks

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"Stuff your eyes with wonder; live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories." ― Ray Bradbury

"He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed." ― Albert Einstein

"Cherish sunsets, wild creatures, and wild places. Have a love affair with the wonder and beauty of the earth." ― Stewart Udall

"Every moment of light and dark is a miracle." ― Walt Whitman

Albert Einstein’s quote: "He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed." |  Image: AmoDays

Albert Einstein’s quote: "He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed." | Image: AmoDays

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"Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old." ― Franz Kafka

"Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary." ― Khalil Gibran

"All of us have wonders hidden in our breasts, only needing circumstances to evoke them." ― Charles Dickens

"It doesn't stop being magic just because you know how it works." ― Terry Pratchett

Andrew Hamilton’s quote: "Look at everything in the world as if you are seeing it for the first time, and paint everything as if you were seeing it for the last time." | Image: AmoDays

Andrew Hamilton’s quote: "Look at everything in the world as if you are seeing it for the first time, and paint everything as if you were seeing it for the last time." | Image: AmoDays

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"Man has to awaken to wonder." — Ludwig Wittgenstein

"I have not yet lost a feeling of wonder, and of delight, that the delicate motion should reside in all the things around us, revealing itself only to him who looks for it." ― Edmund Burke

"The moments that I feel the most imbued with a sense of awe are always the moments when I am outdoors. I can't help but feel a certain sense of wonderI become almost filled with it." — Kathi Appelt

"The feeling of awed wonder that science can give us is one of the highest experiences of which the human psyche is capable." — Richard Dawkins

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"Never lose the childlike wonder. Show gratitude… Don't complain; just work harder… Never give up." — Randy Pausch

G.K. Chesterton’s quote: "What was wonderful about childhood is that anything in it was a wonder. It was not merely a world full of miracles; it was a miraculous world." | Image: AmoDays

G.K. Chesterton’s quote: "What was wonderful about childhood is that anything in it was a wonder. It was not merely a world full of miracles; it was a miraculous world." | Image: AmoDays

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"You will enrich your life immeasurably if you approach it with a sense of wonder and discovery and always challenge yourself to try new things." — Nate Berkus

"Life is a fairy tale. Live it with wonder and amazement." ― Welwyn Wilton Katz

"Look at everything in the world as if you are seeing it for the first time, and paint everything as if you were seeing it for the last time." — Andrew Hamilton

"Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf." — Albert Schweitzer

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"The pyramid shape is said to hold many secrets and amazing properties. One of them is a sense of wonder." ― Vera Nazarian

Ludwig Wittgenstein’s quote: "Man has to awaken to wonder." | Image: AmoDays

Ludwig Wittgenstein’s quote: "Man has to awaken to wonder." | Image: AmoDays

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"I have never been bored an hour in my life. I get up every morning wondering what new strange glamorous thing is going to happen, and it happens at fairly regular intervals." — William Allen White

"What was wonderful about childhood is that anything in it was a wonder. It was not merely a world full of miracles; it was a miraculous world." — G.K. Chesterton

Wonderous Quotes to Think about When Pondering Life

"I would rather have 30 minutes of 'wonderful' than a lifetime of nothing special." ― Julia Roberts

"We carry within us the wonders we seek around us." ― Sir Thomas Browne

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"Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science." ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emilia Clarke’s quote: "If you spend too much time wondering what you're going to feel like in year five, you're not going to feel anything in year one." | Image: AmoDays

Emilia Clarke’s quote: "If you spend too much time wondering what you're going to feel like in year five, you're not going to feel anything in year one." | Image: AmoDays

"We are perishing for want of wonder, not for want of wonders." ― G.K. Chesterton

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"Follow your Dreams―They give pathway to the wonder of who you are." ― Debbie Burns

"How do I confront aging? With a wonder and a terror. Yeah, I'll say that. Wonder and terror." ― Keanu Reeves

"It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense." ― Mark Twain

"I'm always wondering about the what-ifs, about the road not taken." ― Jenny Han

Julia Robert’s quote: "I would rather have 30 minutes of 'wonderful' than a lifetime of nothing special." | Image: AmoDays

Julia Robert’s quote: "I would rather have 30 minutes of 'wonderful' than a lifetime of nothing special." | Image: AmoDays

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"I remember just lying in the grass, staring at the clouds, wondering where they drifted off to after they floated over Texas. I never would have imagined that one day I would follow one of those clouds and find myself in Hollywood." ― Renee Zellweger

"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit." ― E.E. Cummings

"The key to a wonderful life is to never stop wandering into wonder." ― Suzy Kassem

"I think, on some level, you do your best things when you're a little off-balance, a little scared. You've got to work from mystery, from wonder, from not knowing." ― Willem Dafoe

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"If you spend too much time wondering what you're going to feel like in year five, you're not going to feel anything in year one." — Emilia Clarke

Jake Gyllenhaal’s quote: "Crazy people don't sit around wondering if they're nuts." | Image: AmoDays

Jake Gyllenhaal’s quote: "Crazy people don't sit around wondering if they're nuts." | Image: AmoDays

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"Yet, even amidst the hatred and carnage, life is still worth living. It is possible for wonderful encounters and beautiful things to exist." ― Hayao Miyazaki

"You'll never find a rainbow if you're looking down." ― Charlie Chaplin

"Crazy people don't sit around wondering if they're nuts." — Jake Gyllenhaal

"I think the most important part of the teenage years is wondering." — Kevin Abstract

"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult." — Rita Rudner

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Neil Armstrong’s quote: "Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand." | Image: AmoDays

Neil Armstrong’s quote: "Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand." | Image: AmoDays

From knowledge, wisdom, awe, and many other aspects of life, wonder is a beautiful experience and a necessary process to keep us growing in our minds and souls.

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It is then essential to put effort into finding these wondrous moments. They don't have to be massive, like trying to climb a mountain and look at the view or traveling to another country to experience another culture.

They can be as simple as closing one's eyes while feeling the breeze on one's face, lying down and looking up at the blue sky, or putting on some music and gently allowing it to sink in. Tap into your childlike wonder by reading quotes from the timeless classic, "The Fox and The Hound."

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