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Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

Franz Kafka, novelist

A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.

Patricia Neal, actress

So, I'm the Eighth Wonder of the World. It's flattering and very, very funny.

Eva Longoria, actress

I wonder how often in the past I may have missed the good in people because I pre-judged, based on the differences?

Anne Perry, novelist

Who among us has never looked up into the heavens on a starlit night, lost in wonder at the vastness of space and the beauty of the stars?

Jeb Bush, politician

I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because they're good or there because they're lucky.

Katharine Hepburn, actress

Be an explorer. The world is filled with wonder and magical things.

Flavia Weedn, author

The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.

Albert Einstein, physicist

Sponges grow in the ocean. That just kills me. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn't happen.

Steven Wright, comedian

Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty.

Stephen Hawking, scientist

Poetry is always slightly mysterious, and you wonder what is your relationship to it.

Seamus Heaney, poet

What of soul was left, I wonder, when the kissing had to stop?

Robert Browning, poet

When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day?

George Carlin, comedian

The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.

Richard Bach, novelist

The fear of failure is so great, it is no wonder that the desire to do right by one's children has led to a whole library of books offering advice on how to raise them.

Bruno Bettelheim, writer

After reaching 50, I began to wonder what the root of life is.

Yo-Yo Ma, musician

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.

Rita Rudner, comedian

I don't think we should tell them what we're going to do in advance. Let them think. Worry. Wonder. Uncertainty is the most chilling thing of all.

Vernon A. Walters, soldier

We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives... inside ourselves.

Albert Camus, philosopher

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

Socrates, philosopher

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.

Jacques Yves Cousteau, explorer

А дело бывало -- и коза волка съедала.

Russian Proverbs,

Sometimes I wake at night in the White House and rub my eyes and wonder if it is not all a dream.

Grover Cleveland, president

And much as Wine has played the Infidel, And robbed me of my Robe of Honor Well, I often wonder what the Vintners buy One half so precious as the stuff they sell.

Edward Fitzgerald, poet

No other game combines the wonder of nature with the discipline of sport in such carefully planned ways. A great golf course both frees and challenges a golfer's mind.

Tom Watson,

I just believe that the feeling of wonder is amazing. I am pushing myself as far as I can humanly push myself... I can only hope for the best and expect the worse.

David Blaine, entertainer

Some readers tell me, 'We always treated our maid like she was a member of the family.' You know, that's interesting, but I wonder what your maid's perspective was on that.

Kathryn Stockett, novelist

I wonder now how tough you have to be to get big things done.

Walter Isaacson, writer

Football is so barbaric. Sometimes I wonder what I was thinking by playing it. I feel almost like I escaped from boot camp.

Brian Bosworth, athlete

I played Winnie Cooper on 'The Wonder Years' from ages 12-18, and did a few other movies during some of the summers.

Danica McKellar, actress

I sometimes wonder if two thirds of the globe is covered in red carpet.

Prince Charles, royalty

One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.

Margaret Mead, scientist

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

Anais Nin, author

It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.

Joseph Wood Krutch, environmentalist

I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.

Kurt Vonnegut, author

There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens.

Tommy Lasorda, coach

Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid.

Soren Kierkegaard, philosopher

I don't get over the wonder of it, and 'The Last Samurai' was an extreme example of that. Every day when I went to the set, I couldn't believe what I was seeing.

Tony Goldwyn, actor

Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.

Carl Sagan, scientist

Since change is constant, you wonder if people crave death because it's the only way they can get anything really finished.

Chuck Palahniuk, novelist

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.

Jacques Yves Cousteau, explorer

People are either enamored with me or wonder if they can take me.

Michael Ironside, actor

Ordinary men live among marvels and feel no wonder, grow familiar with objects and learn nothing new about them.

George Henry Lewes, philosopher

I was well warned about English food, so it did not surprise me, but I do wonder sometimes, how they ever manage to prise it up long enough to get a plate under it.

Margaret Halsey, author

Sometimes I wonder why God ever trusts talent in the hands of women, they usually make such an infernal mess of it. I think He must do it as a sort of ghastly joke.

Willa Cather, author

By jove, no wonder women don't love war nor understand it, nor can operate in it as a rule; it takes a man to suffer what other men have invented.

Janet Flanner, journalist

I think Stevie Wonder could sing the phone book and manage to make me cry.

Brad Delp, musician

Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder. The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion.

Ralph W. Sockman, leader

So far things are going my way. I am known in the hospice as The Man Who Wouldn't Die. I don't know if this is true or not, but I think some people, not many, are starting to wonder why I'm still around.

Art Buchwald, journalist

The amount of things I have been through and the remarkable ways in which the body has reacted is just phenomenal. No wonder I became religious, because you don't know why something's happening to you and you don't know how you bounced back.

Amitabh Bachchan, actor

President Obama insists he's a free-market guy. But you have to wonder whether he understands how a free economy really works.

Fred Barnes, journalist

I shouldn't be saying this - high treason, really - but I sometimes wonder if Americans aren't fooled by our accent into detecting brilliance that may not really be there.

Stephen Fry, comedian

I wonder: when a Jehovah's Witness dies and goes to Heaven, does God hide behind the door and pretend He's not home?

Brian Celio, novelist

Sometimes I wonder whether Washington's liberal politicians truly understand the greatness that is America.

Mitt Romney, politician

Is there any wonder why we are in such big trouble? Any question why the people don't trust their government anymore, and demand a change?

Chris Christie, politician

I was born in ancient times, at the end of the world, in a patriarchal Catholic and conservative family. No wonder that by age five I was a raging feminist - although the term had not reached Chile yet, so nobody knew what the heck was wrong with me.

Isabel Allende, writer

Well, you know, I - again, even in the context of BP, I wonder about this government's priorities. The federal government's top priority right now should be the cleanup. And BP certainly has done so many things wrong. They need to be held to account.

Carly Fiorina, businesswoman

Millions of public workers have become a kind of privileged new class - a new elite, who live better than their private sector counterparts. Public servants have become the public's masters. No wonder the public is upset.

Mortimer Zuckerman, publisher

I think I've still got a bit of a sado-masochistic streak in me, because if I'm not going to be restricted by corsets and covered in lace, then I still wind up wearing an ape-mask over my face. I do wonder how I get myself in these situations!

Helena Bonham Carter, actress

It's impossible to always get across what I'm trying to say, but, if I just stay honest, then I'm not going to look back on any of these interviews and wonder what I was trying to do or be.

Kristen Stewart, actress

We lived in a flat that you could pretty much fit in my current kitchen. No wonder people drink! I can't understand why they don't throw themselves off the balconies.

Gary Oldman, actor

Everyone's waiting for the seventh book, and looking at each other saying, 'Oh, I wonder will I be in the running?

Brendan Gleeson, actor

On the one hand I wonder, Was this really my story to tell? On the other hand, I just wanted the story to be told. But the truth is that I didn't think anybody was going to read it.

Kathryn Stockett, novelist

I grew up in Marcy Projects in Brooklyn, and my mom and pop had an extensive record collection, so Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder and all of those sounds and souls of Motown filled the house.

Jay-Z, musician

I guess people wonder if I'm the same on camera as I am off, and I'm pretty much the same, I really am. But that's always asked of me.

Regis Philbin, entertainer

When you walk the track and you see a corner and realise you were going round it at 160mph, you wonder who could be so stupid to take a corner at that speed. But in the car, you don't even think about that.

Sebastian Vettel, celebrity

If I see someone wearing Hilfiger it makes me proud, but then I wonder what I could do to make the style more relevant for them next year?

Tommy Hilfiger, designer

How can you wonder what's going to happen when you don't know who's going to be the new guy in town?

Mike Quade, coach

I've had some styles that make me wonder what the hell I was thinking. How did I let someone do that to me?

Leslie Bibb, actress

I worry that I can come off smarmy. I wonder if I was listening to myself if I'd want to kick my own ass.

Adam Brody, actor

When I look at our roster, I'm sure all of you have printed that I'm coming up on 35, and given my situation and my salary structure and all that, yeah, I have to wonder if this team is going to make moves and they haven't.

Antonio Davis, athlete

Sometimes when I listen to fellow progressives, I wonder if the only lesson we took away from the '04 elections is that politics is a word game.

Eric Liu, writer

When I was a kid, I thought I was Wonder Woman.

Carolyn Murphy, model

I'd recommend the high road to anybody. You wonder about it and you don't really appreciate it until you do it and you find that it worked for everyone. But I recommend it.

Curtis Joseph, athlete

I learned my French through school. I was lucky in that the tutor on 'The Wonder Years' set spoke fluent French.

Danica McKellar, actress

I was trying to convince all these men to try to make a product that they didn't even wear! Or if they did wear them, they were not admitting it! There was the problem right there. No wonder their hosiery was so uncomfortable.

Sara Blakely, businesswoman

They say it all started out with a big bang. But, what I wonder is, was it a big bang or did it just seem big because there wasn't anything else drown it out at the time?

Karl Pilkington, actor

You've gotta wonder what kind of vibe you're putting out there if you're having really creepy people come talk to you.

Jorja Fox, actress

There's something honorable about holding out for love and not breaking up for the sake of the baby. I see people get divorced, and there is a part of me that thinks, I wonder how hard they tried?

Judd Apatow, director

Even if you're doing the national insurance awards, there's still that excitement when you wonder who is going to win, er, best premiums.

Jimmy Carr, comedian

People talk about 'getting rid of the old image', and I guess there's some merit in that. But the truth is that people loved 'The Wonder Years' - I can't turn my back on it.

Danica McKellar, actress

When a book comes out I wonder if one person will buy it. It's agony. Of course it's stupid, but it's agony.

Jeffrey Archer, politician

Mr. Leonardo DiCaprio - he be soo gorgeous, no wonder all the ladies flockin' to him - He be Gatsby.

Amitabh Bachchan, actor

I was big time into Barbie. I also had Wonder Woman Underoos that I really liked. I actually wore them as an outfit to school. As I said, I was a strange child.

Jennifer Sky, actress

I also had Wonder Woman Underoos that I really liked. I actually wore them as an outfit to school.

Jennifer Sky, actress

Probably my favorite artists to listen to James Taylor, Stevie Wonder - I haven't gone back in a really long time and really listened to them - my first guitar influences. It's been awhile since I revisited that.

Jonny Lang, musician

I think I'm more influenced, just in general, not by blues artists, but more by stuff from Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder. Stevie Wonder is probably my biggest musical influence of all. And Donny Hathaway.

Jonny Lang, musician

There are days when I wonder why my mom couldn't be here to see this.

Maya Rudolph, actress

On a shelf above my computer are five letters that spell out W-R-I-T-E. Just in case I forget why I'm there. I also have 'Wonder Woman' paraphernalia from when I wrote five issues of the comic, and pictures of my husband and kids.

Jodi Picoult, author

Advertising is the 'wonder' in Wonder Bread.

Jef I. Richards,

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.

Anne Frank, diarist

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.

Khalil Gibran, poet

Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.

Saint Augustine, philosopher

Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.

Ansel Adams, photographer

I remember when I first came to Washington. For the first six months you wonder how the hell you ever got here. For the next six months you wonder how the hell the rest of them ever got here.

Harry S. Truman, president

I won't say that the papers misquote me, but I sometimes wonder where Christianity would be today if some of those reporters had been Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

Barry Goldwater, politician

Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.

Henry Anatole Grunwald, editor

God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason.

Dag Hammarskjold, diplomat

Not all lucid dreams are useful but they all have a sense of wonder about them. If you must sleep through a third of your life, why should you sleep through your dreams, too?

Stephen LaBerge, psychologist

An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.

William Manchester, historian

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.

Margaret Mead, scientist

Sometimes in the dark of night I begin to think. And I wonder if Lee started all this violence.

Marina Oswald, celebrity

Every time you think television has hit its lowest ebb, a new program comes along to make you wonder where you thought the ebb was.

Art Buchwald, journalist

Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship.

John Milton, poet

Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children's faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup.

Sara Teasdale, author

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

Albert Einstein, physicist

Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation.

Bette Davis, actress

You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you're down there.

George Burns, comedian

I always admired Wonder Woman and the Incredible Hulk - but I don't know if I'd be a very convincing hulk.

Lucy Liu, actress

Something is wrong with America. I wonder sometimes what people are thinking about or if they're thinking at all.

Bob Dole, politician

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.

Tacitus, historian

Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play it more by watching it than by consulting any book, including the holy book. Small wonder, then, that so many play dirty, that so few win, that so many lose.

Joseph Brodsky, poet

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

Mark Twain, author

I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.

Jonathan Swift, writer

I'm not interested in being Wonder Woman in the delivery room. Give me drugs.

Madonna Ciccone, musician

Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little.

Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady

The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves which make the rest of us wonder at the possibility that we might be missing something.

Gamal Abdel Nasser, leader

Science is not about control. It is about cultivating a perpetual condition of wonder in the face of something that forever grows one step richer and subtler than our latest theory about it. It is about reverence, not mastery.

Richard Powers, novelist

Whenever I meet people who seem really sweet and unassuming, I kind of wonder about them.

Heather Graham, actress

It is no wonder that people are so horrible when they start their life as children.

Kingsley Amis, novelist

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

Gilbert K. Chesterton, writer

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.

Mae West, actress

More coming out about Saddam Hussein. We now know he takes Viagra and he has as many as six mistresses. No wonder Congress is reluctant to take action against this guy - he's one of their own.

Jay Leno, comedian

Man has to awaken to wonder - and so perhaps do peoples. Science is a way of sending him to sleep again.

Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher

Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination - everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.

John Adams, president

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.

Pearl S. Buck, novelist

Like Confucius of old, I am so absorbed in the wonder of the earth and the life upon it, that I cannot think of heaven and the angels.

Pearl S. Buck, novelist

I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.

C. S. Lewis, author

There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify - so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish.

John Keats, poet

When the blind lead the blind, no wonder they both fall into - matrimony.

George Farquhar, dramatist

No wonder people are so horrible when they start life as children.

Kingsley Amis, novelist

From wonder into wonder existence opens.

Lao Tzu, philosopher

I don't know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody - somewhere - was practicing more than me.

Larry Bird, coach

I like feet. I definitely have a fetish. I love to see a man's bare foot, but its got to be taken care of. If they're not well manicured, you've got to wonder what the rest of him is like. I don't want to get in bed with somebody and feel his gnarly feet.

Brooke Burke, model

One thing governors feel, Democrats and Republicans alike, is that we have a health care system that, if you're on Medicaid, you have unlimited access to health care, at unlimited levels, at no cost. No wonder it's running away.

Mike Huckabee, politician

I wonder sometimes if manufacturers of foolproof items keep a fool or two on their payroll to test things.

Alan Coren, writer

Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.

Graham Greene, playwright

It's terrifying, that unconditional love you have for a child. I still wonder if she really came from me, from my womb. It's a miracle. I don't understand it. I live it very intensely.

Anne Parillaud, actress

In creating the Harry Potter artwork, I try to bring a certain amount of realism and believability to the characters and setting, but still add an element of wonder and the unknown.

Mary Grandpre,

You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.

Steve Prefontaine, athlete

The Media is ruled by Satan. But yet I wonder if many Christians fully understand that.

Jimmy Swaggart, clergyman

I wonder why it is, that young men are always cautioned against bad girls. Anyone can handle a bad girl. It's the good girls men should be warned against.

David Niven, actor

What I wonder is what would happen in California, say, if all the Mexicans left from one day to the next?

Alma Guillermoprieto, journalist

As an inspiration to the author, I do not think the cat can be over-estimated. He suggests so much grace, power, beauty, motion, mysticism. I do not wonder that many writers love cats; I am only surprised that all do not.

Carl Van Vechten, writer

The thing I wonder about is where does Brian's creative spark come from? Not his subjects or anything, but his spark. What makes it so great for me is that I really don't know. There's a mystery behind Brian, even to me.

Dennis Wilson, musician

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.

Ronald Reagan, president

We wonder why we have got the Freemen or the militants. We wonder why we have got unrest in this country. It is because our government, in fact, has got out of hand and out of line, with the Endangered Species Act.

Don Young, politician

But somehow I feel like still it's a gift, and I wonder, how can I give this gift to others? Just work hard, and do whatever I can do, to be that, and to return the love to the fans. I like to give them joy and smiles to them. Give back to them.

Bai Ling, actress

I always used to look at books and wonder how anybody could come up with so many words. But my divorce and then falling in love with somebody else has released in me an ability to write in other ways apart from songs.

Roger Waters, musician


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