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I was never a pretty girl, so I wasn't the one to get the boy. I used to cast myself as a good sport. Sometimes I wonder if I do that too much with roles I play, because if I'm absolutely truthful, I quite like being the best friend, or the supporting role, and actually I ought to gear-change and make myself the leading role.
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
e. e. cummings
Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.
As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.
Never lose the childlike wonder. Show gratitude... Don't complain; just work harder... Never give up.
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
You cannot look up at the night sky on the Planet Earth and not wonder what it's like to be up there amongst the stars. And I always look up at the moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos.
Wonder knows that while you cannot look at the light, you cannot look at anything else without it. It is not exhausted by childhood, but finds its key there. It is a journey like a walk through the woods over the usual obstacles and around the common distractions while the voice of direction leads, saying, 'This is the way, walk ye in it.'
There are three kinds of people in this world: people who make it happen, people who watch what happens, and people who wonder what happened.
A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder.
I believe that curiosity, wonder and passion are defining qualities of imaginative minds and great teachers; that restlessness and discontent are vital things; and that intense experience and suffering instruct us in ways that less intense emotions can never do.
Kay Redfield Jamison
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.
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
Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
Sponges grow in the ocean. That just kills me. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn't happen.
An empty canvas is a living wonder... far lovelier than certain pictures.
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.
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.
Anything can make me stop and look and wonder, and sometimes learn.
It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
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?
There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens.
I think on some level, you do your best things when you're a little off-balance, a little scared. You've got to work from mystery, from wonder, from not knowing.
I wonder if a soldier ever does mend a bullet hole in his coat?
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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It has been an ache and a joy both to look over this big shoulder of mine at all my yesterdays.
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