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1. "One does not go to the theater to escape from himself, but to reestablish contact with the mystery that we all are."
Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
2. "It's still a mystery to me exactly how I learned the language. [But] I was 19 years old and I had very urgent things to tell girls."
Author: Andrei Codrescu
3. "Well, sure, maybe religion serves a purpose, but maybe religion's role is not to give us the answers, but to give us the questions, not to resolve the mystery of life, but to increase our wonder at the things we don't know."
Author: Anna Hammond
4. "Something in me was responding now as the audience responded, not in fear, but in some human way, to the magic of that fragile painted set, the mystery of the lighted world there."
Author: Anne Rice
5. "We wake, if we ever wake at all, to mystery, rumors of death, beauty, violence..."
Author: Annie Dillard
6. "Its invisibility, and the mystery which was attached to it, made this organization doubly terrible. It appeared to be omniscient and omnipotent, and yet was neither seen nor heard. The man who held out against the Church vanished away, and none knew whither he had gone or whathad befallen him. His wife and his children awaited him at home, but no father ever returned to tell them how he had fared at the hands of his secret judges. A rash word or a hasty act was followed by annihilation, and yet none knew what the nature might be of this terrible power which was suspended over them. No wonder that men went about in fear and trembling, and that even in the heart of the wilderness they dared not whisper the doubts which oppressed them."
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
7. "I loved that it was about human relationships and then it was a mystery without falling into the trap of a thriller per se, because it pulled you in through people rather than through events or effects."
Author: Barbara Hershey
8. "As a kid, I loved doing puzzles, solving riddles, and reading mystery books. I also loved animals and always had pets."
Author: Bonnie Bassler
9. "The real mystery does not behave mysteriously or secretively; it speaks a secret language, it adumbrates itself by a variety of images which all indicate its true nature. I am not speaking of a secret personally guarded by someone, with a content known to its possessor, but of a mystery, a matter or circumstance which is "secret," i.e., known only through vague hints but essentially unknown. The real nature of matter was unknown to the alchemist: he knew it only in hints. In seeking to explore it he projected the unconscious into the darkness of matter in order to illuminate it. In order to explain the mystery of matter he projected yet another mystery - his own psychic background -into what was to be explained: Obscurum per obscurius, ignotum per ignotius! This procedure was not, of course, intentional; it was an involuntary occurrence."
Author: C.G. Jung
10. "Be sure that the ins and outs of your individuality are no mystery to Him; and one day they will no longer be a mystery to you...God will look to every soul like its first love because He is its first love. Your place in heaven will seem to be made for you and you alone, because you were made for it--made for it stitch by stitch as a glove is made for a hand."
Author: C.S. Lewis
11. "Fermin shook his head. 'And is that why you believe that if you manage to unravel the mystery of Julian Carax and rescue him from oblivion, the face of your mother will come back to you?'I looked at him. There was no irony or judgment in his expression. For a moment Fermin Romero de Torres seemed to me the wisest and most lucid man in the universe."
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
12. "The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic."
Author: Charles Darwin
13. "Every life is a mystery. And every story of every life is a mystery. But it is not what happens that is the mystery. It is whether it has to happen no matter what, whether it is ordered and ordained, fixed and fated, or whether it can be missed, avoided, circumvented, passed by; that is the mystery.If she had not come along the Via Piemonte that day, would it still have happened? If she had come along the Via Piemonte that day, but ten minutes later than she did, would it still have happened? Therein lies the real mystery. And no one ever knows, and no one ever will.("For The Rest Of Her Life")"
Author: Cornell Woolrich
14. "The wood was silent, still and secret in the evening drizzle of rain, full of the mystery of eggs and half-open buds, half unsheathed flowers. In the dimness of it all trees glistened naked and dark as if they had unclothed themselves, and the green things on earth seemed to hum with greenness."
Author: D.H. Lawrence
15. "The 'mystical experience'. Always here and now - in that freedom which is one with distance in that stillness which is born of silence. But - this is a freedom in the midst of action, a stillness in the midst of other human beings. The mystery is a constant reality to him who, in this world, is free from self-concern, a reality that grows peaceful and mature before the receptive attention of assent."
Author: Dag Hammarskjöld
16. "A lot of our assumptions of the world are fairly cynical, fairly negative, and assume the worst. What our reading tastes show - in this rush to fantasy, romance, whatever - is that we actually still want to believe in a world of possibility, in a world of mystery."
Author: Deborah Harkness
17. "Some people skip through life. Others are dragged through it. I sometimes wonder if we are moving through time, or whether time is moving through us. Light, unlike anything else in the universe is not effected by time. Light exists outside of time.. It is still a mystery to physicists."
Author: Donald Miller
18. "It's a mystery to meWe have a greed with which we have agreedYou think you have to want more than you needUntil you have it all you won't be freeWhen you want more than you haveYou think you needAnd when you think more than you wantYour thoughts begin to bleedI think I need to find a bigger place'Cause when you have more than you thinkYou need more spaceSociety, you're a crazy breedI hope you're not lonely without meSociety, crazy and deepI hope you're not lonely without me"
Author: Eddie Vedder
19. "She had caught a cold and it made her voice huskier and more charming than ever and Gatsby was overwhelmingly aware of the youth and mystery that wealth imprisons and preserves, of the freshness of many clothes and of Daisy, gleaming like silver, safe and proud above the hot struggles of the poor."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
20. "In witnessing yourself lies the whole mystery of life."
Author: Gian Kumar
21. "The mystery of ministry is that we have been chosen to make our own limited and very conditional love the gateway for the unlimited and unconditional love of GOD...people who are so deeply in love with JESUS that they are ready to follow HIM wherever HE guides them, always trusting that, with HIM, they will find life and find it abundantly"
Author: Henri J.M. Nouwen
22. "There is one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath."
Author: Herman Melville
23. "If it happens that the human race doesn't make it, then the fact that we were here once will not be altered, that once upon a time we peopled this astonishing blue planet, and wondered intelligently at everything about it and the other things who lived here with us on it, and that we celebrated the beauty of it in music and art, architecture, literature, and dance, and that there were times when we approached something godlike in our abilities and aspirations. We emerged out of depthless mystery, and back into mystery we returned,and in the end the mystery is all there is."
Author: James Howard Kunstler
24. "With women, there is no sexual mystery—a vagina is a vagina. But with men, a woman's got to wonder, is his penis small, medium, or Orafoura?"
Author: Jarod Kintz
25. "I know there is much mystery, much question to what happened, and I must also say, many lies."
Author: Jennifer Capriati
26. "Sweetest being, don't misunderstand me!Who dares name the nameless?Or who dares to confess:‘I believe in him'?Yet who, in feeling,Self-revealing,Says: ‘I don't believe'?The all-clasping,The all-upholding,Does it not clasp, upholdYou: me, itself?Don't the heavens arch above us?Doesn't earth lie here under our feet?And don't the eternal stars, rising,Look down on us in friendship?Are not my eyes reflected in yours?And don't all things pressOn your head and heart,And weave, in eternal mystery,Visibly: invisibly, around you? Fill your heart from it: it is so vast,And when you are blessed by the deepest feeling,Call it then what you wish,Joy! Heart! Love! God!I have no name       For it! Feeling is all:Names are sound and smoke,Veiling Heaven's bright glow."
Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
27. "After visiting these two places (Berchtesgaden and the Eagle's lair on Obersalzberg) you can easily see how that within a few years Hitler will emerge from the hatred that surrounds him now as one of the most significant figures who ever lived. He had boundless ambition for his country, which rendered him a menace to the peace of the world, but he had a mystery about him in the way that he lived and in the manner of his death that will live and grow after him. He had in him the stuff of which legends are made."
Author: John F. Kennedy
28. "But the artist appeals to that part of our being which is not dependent on wisdom; to that in us which is a gift and not an acquisition— and, therefore, more permanently enduring. He speaks to our capacity for delight and wonder, to the sense of mystery surrounding our lives; to our sense of pity, and beauty, and pain; to the latent feeling of fellowship with all creation— and to the subtle but invincible conviction of solidarity that knits together the loneliness of innumerable hearts, to the solidarity in dreams, in joy, in sorrow, in aspirations, in illusions, in hope, in fear, which binds men to each other, which binds together all humanity— the dead to the living and the living to the unborn."
Author: Joseph Conrad
29. "For my part, I think that the mystery is always greatest where there is the most - emptiness."
Author: Judith Krantz
30. "When I came to this city, I would have agreed with anyone who said there was little mystery left in the world. But in you, madam, first in your image, then in your living self, I saw the allure of something far away and as secret as the stars. As I reached towards this unknown, I began to feel like a man who has ridden through a vast desert, never knowing anything but the sand around him and the dry road under him, then comes upon the mirage of a garden and a city, and finds that the mirage is real, and that it is bigger than the desert; that the desert was, after all his walking, only a small part of the mirage""Then you felt love, which is the state of feeling desire and the fulfillment of desire at the same time," she said."
Author: K.J. Bishop
31. "…there would be no powerful will binding hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow creature…And yet she had loved him- sometimes. Often she had not. What did it matter! What could love, the unsolved mystery, count for in the face of this possession of self-assertion which she suddenly recognized as the strongest impulse of her being."
Author: Kate Chopin
32. "Always without desire we must be found, If its deep mystery we would sound; But if desire always within us be, Its outer fringe is all that we shall see."
Author: Lao Tzu
33. "I always love the way everyone else seems to know what God is thinking. To me, it's more of a mystery."
Author: Laura Jensen Walker
34. "O, great wise man,' she said, 'I have been wondering so many things. Is life more than sitting at home doing the same thing over and over? Wise man, is life more than watching one's relatives do unpleasant things, or more than grim tasks one must perform at school and at work? Is life more than being entertained by literature, wise man, or more than traveling from one place to another, suffering from poor emotional health and pondering the people one loves? And what about those who lead a life of mystery? And the mysteries of life? And, wise man, what about the overall feeling of doom that one cannot ever escape no matter what one does, and miscellaneous things that I have neglected to mention in specific?"
Author: Lemony Snicket
35. "I believe I have thought of nothing but the mystery of your skin and the scent of your hair since the day we met. I believe I meant every word in that chapel about making you my wife, and I believe I am going to have the time of my life on our wedding night, my dear. Do you believe?"
Author: Leslea Tash
36. "I like to believe my suspense novels marry the strong characters from my romance writing past, with the twisty, clever plots of my mystery writing present."
Author: Lisa Gardner
37. "Fun is temporary at best; it's risky, even dangerous, at worst. Joy, on the other hand, was mystery I couldn't seem to decipher."
Author: Liz Curtis Higgs
38. "Abandon the urge to simplify everything, to look for formulas and easy answers, and to begin to think multidimensionally, to glory in the mystery and paradoxes of life, not to be dismayed by the multitude of causes and consequences that are inherent in each experience -- to appreciate the fact that life is complex."
Author: M. Scott Peck
39. "I cannot express the uneasiness caused in me by this intrusion of mystery and beauty into a room I had at last filled with myself to the point of paying no more attention to the room than to that self. The anesthetizing influence of habit having ceased, I would begin to have thoughts, and feelings, and they are such sad things."
Author: Marcel Proust
40. "We'll get to know each other bit by bit, and each time we meet shell tell me a little more about the circumstances of her life, and on and on we'll continue to probe, in an effort, I suppose, to reach the end of each other. Yet if we did--if we knew everything there was to know--we would become the most predictable , boring people in the world. If I have learned anything, it's that mystery is inherent to being interesting, especially when it comes to whom we decide to love. And so one day I'll call and I'll say I can't make it this time, and for the next few years it will continue this way, some visits kept, others not."
Author: Marjorie Celona
41. "The whole mystery"
Author: Milan Kundera
42. "The journey of the hero is about the courage to seek the depths; the image of creative rebirth; the eternal cycle of change within us; the uncanny discovery that the seeker is the mystery which the seeker seeks to know. The hero journey is a symbol that binds, in the original sense of the word, two distant ideas, the spiritual quest of the ancients with the modern search for identity, always the one, shape-shifting yet marvelously constant story that we find."
Author: Phil Cousineau
43. "Although there are several 'schools of thought' relating to why God allows mental, emotional, and physical afflictions, it essentially remains a mystery"~ R. Alan Woods [2012]"
Author: R. Alan Woods
44. "All things pass, all things, that is, but mystery."
Author: Rikki Ducornet
45. "Much like the Harbour Falls Mystery itself, the man at the center was a puzzle. And I longed to solve him piece by piece."
Author: S.R. Grey
46. "I always tell my writing students that every good piece of writing begins with both a mystery and a love story. And that every single sentence must be a poem. And that economy is the key to all good writing. And that every character has to have a secret."
Author: Silas House
47. "She sounds very beautiful and mysterious. I say this because you told me she is beautiful, and little else, leaving the rest to mystery, and thereby making her very mysterious."
Author: Tom Alford
48. "The terrible shock of his sentence had in some way broken that wall which separates us from the mystery of things beyond and which we call life."
Author: Victor Hugo
49. "Outside in the barnlot he looked up and the pale moon was directly over him and all-encompassing. It appeared to be lowering itself onto the earth and he could make out mountains and ranges of hills and hollows and dark shadowed areas of mystery he judged to be timber and he wondered what manner of beast thrived there and what their lives were like and the need to be there twisted in his heart like an old pain that will not dissipate."
Author: William Gay
50. "And finally this questionThe mystery of whose story it will be.Of who draws the curtain.Who is it that chooses our steps in the dance?Who drives us mad? Lashes us with whips and crowning us with victory when we survive the impossible?Who is it... that does all these things?Who honors those we love for thevery life we live?Who sends monsters to kill us, and at the same time sings that we'll never die?Who teaches us what's real and how tolaugh at lies?Who decides why we live and what we'll die to defend?Who chains us and who holds the key that can set us free?It's you...You have all the weapons you need...Now fight!"
Author: Zack Snyder

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