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You know, there's that temptation in interviews to make yourself sound - well, to give yourself a bit of mystery.
It is the mystery of the creative act that something other than our conscious self takes over.
Once you become successful, people know where you live, the type of house you live in, the kind of car you drive, the clothes you wear, and so it would be patronising to go and talk like a welder. Welding's a mystery to me now. You can't go back, your life changes every day.
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.
You know, people call mystery novels or thrillers 'puzzles.' I never understood that, because when I buy a puzzle, I already know what it is. It's on the box. And even if I don't, if it's a 5,000-piece puzzle of the 'Mona Lisa', it's not like I put the last piece in and go, 'I had no idea it's the 'Mona Lisa'!'
I believe that life is chaotic, a jumble of accidents, ambitions, misconceptions, bold intentions, lazy happenstances, and unintended consequences, yet I also believe that there are connections that illuminate our world, revealing its endless mystery and wonder.
You know, I think that allowing somebody, one mere person to believe that he or she is like, the vessel you know, like the font and the essence and the source of all divine, creative, unknowable, eternal mystery is just a smidge too much responsibility to put on one fragile, human psyche. It's like asking somebody to swallow the sun.
Of all the means I know to lead men, the most effectual is a concealed mystery.
I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery.
It's a mystery to me what makes people laugh.
Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery.
Why you do something is always kind of a mystery to me.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
A tree is an incomprehensible mystery.
The records that I like, they have life and warmth and soul in them. Like the slap back on Scotty Moore's guitar on 'Mystery Train.' You're not gonna get that in a computer. You're gonna want a live room, you're gonna wanna bounce the tape, you're gonna want real musicians, in a room, vibin' off of each other.
A religion without mystery must be a religion without God.
Whether you want to call it God or the mystery of the cosmos doesn't matter to me.
Mystery is a resource, like coal or gold, and its preservation is a fine thing.
Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind, and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image.
Charles W. Chesnutt
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.
Mystery makes movie stars! If you see someone on the cover of the weeklies all the time, why would you want to pay to see them in a movie?
When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
We spend our lives talking about this mystery. Our life.
The artist's job, I think, is to be a conduit for mystery. To intuit it, and recognize that the story-germ has some inherent mystery in it, and sort of midwife that mystery into the story in such a way that it isn't damaged in the process, and may even get heightened or refined.
I think one thing that kids who grow up on farms really have going for them is they have exposure to death and birth in a totally different way. I think it takes away a little bit of the mystery and a little bit of the fear, and I do wish I had that. And I wish I was able to grow my own food.
There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired.
The great mystery to me is how restaurant critics think they can get away with doing their job without anybody noticing who they are.
I think the Earth and everything around it is connected - the sky and the planets and the stars and everything else we see as a mystery.
The greatest writers of this age... are aware of the mystery of our existence.
J. B. Priestley
I like the unknown. I like mystery.
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