Whenever I hear people talking about liberal ideas, I am always astounded that men should love to fool themselves with empty sounds. An idea should never be liberal; it must be vigorous, positive, and without loose ends so that it may fulfill its divine mission and be productive. The proper place for liberality is in the realm of the emotions.
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.
Woody Allen astounded quote

In the 19th century the anatomy of the eye was known in great detail and the sophisticated mechanisms it employs to deliver an accurate picture of the outside world astounded everyone who was familiar with them.
— Michael Behe

I would be absolutely astounded if population growth and industrialisation and all the stuff we are pumping into the atmosphere hadn't changed the climatic balance. Of course it has. There is no valid argument for denial.
— David Attenborough

I think Mick Jagger would be astounded and amazed if he realized that to many people he is not a sex symbol, but a mother image.
— astounded quotation by David Bowie