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The great mystery of our consciousness is beyond our grasp.
It is the mystery of the creative act that something other than our conscious self takes over.
When you've done the technical part, you're then into the joy, the zen, into being. Technology no longer exists for you. You're then into the mystery of the thing you're doing.
The greatest writers of this age... are aware of the mystery of our existence.
J. B. Priestley
A lot of the fun lies in trying to penetrate the mystery; and this is best done by saying over the lines to yourself again and again, till they pass through the stage of sounding like nonsense, and finally return to a full sense that had at first escaped notice.
For those who live neither with religious consolations about death nor with a sense of death (or of anything else) as natural, death is the obscene mystery, the ultimate affront, the thing that cannot be controlled. It can only be denied.
You can't manufacture inspiration, so a lot of it is still a waiting game for me. There's still a lot of mystery to songwriting. I don't have a method that I can go back to - they either come or they don't.
Turns out Picasso's passion for uncertainty, mystery, and the thrill of life never ended.
I've always liked working really hard and then doing nothing in particular. So, consequently, I didn't overexpose myself; I guess I maintained a kind of mystery. I wasn't ambitious.
There are still so many places on our planet that remain unexplored. I'd love to one day peel back the mystery and understand them.
It's a mystery, that thing about chemistry, because often people who hate each other in real life and hate each other on the set have great chemistry on the screen. And people who love each other in real life and love each other on the set have absolutely no chemistry whatsoever.
I have every sympathy for writers. It's a mystery to me what they do. I can edit. I can cross out and say, 'I'm not saying that' or, 'How about we move this to here? Wouldn't that make that bit of the story better?' But where any of it comes from is beyond me. I will never write a play or a novel.
Death is an absolute mystery. We are all vulnerable to it, it's what makes life interesting and suspenseful.
There are still things technically about films that I think are a mystery to me and I want to remain a mystery. I don't particularly want to know what everyone's job is because I've got lines to learn.
It would certainly be interesting to know what the CIA knew about Oswald six weeks before the assassination, but the contents of this particular message never reached the Warren Commission and remain a complete mystery.
It's always a mystery when you're going into a role - 'Here's your wife of 40 years and... action!' How do you create ease or chemistry or whatever is supposed to exist?
I don't know who the hell Paul Lynde is, or why he's funny, and I prefer it to be a mystery to me.
Why you do something is always kind of a mystery to me.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
I have always loved contemporary dance, but it has always been a bit of a mystery to me. But choreography is very much like what I do when you are putting characters in frame on the page. It's so impressive what they do with their bodies. It's like painting: an abstraction.
You know, there's that temptation in interviews to make yourself sound - well, to give yourself a bit of mystery.
It was a mystery to me, how the tuning was, or the style seemed to come out of nowhere, it obviously had roots in America going way back, there was nothing like it for me I'd ever seen before.
Whether you want to call it God or the mystery of the cosmos doesn't matter to me.
I feel like people want there to be this mystery between film and theater, but I just kind of went where I got jobs, you know?
Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise.
I believe in mystery and multiplicity. To religious believers this may sound almost pagan. But I don't think so.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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