39+ Best Unknown Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational unknown quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Unknown Quotes

Being at easy with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you. Eckhart Tolle

I could not tell which part I craved and which I feared, and I kept seeing the inside of nautilus shells and other naturally occurring patterns balanced against a sudden leap off a cliff into the unknown.

I am going into an unknown future, but I’m still all here, and still while there’s life, there’s hope. John Lennon

The concept of progress acts as a protective mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future.

A hero is somebody who voluntarily walks into the unknown. Tom Hanks

Centuries ago migration was a leap into the unknown. It was an enormous intellectual and emotional commitment.

The unknown is too vast to live in known unhappiness. Russell Eric Dobda

One never learns how the witch became wicked. 

If we fear the unknown then surely we fear ourselves. Bryant H. McGill

The name Manzanar meant nothing to us when we left Boyle Heights. We didn’t know where it was or what it was. We went because the government ordered us to.

It’s much easier to work with an unknown. Taylor Hackford

Moving under what appeared to be government protection, to an area less directly threatened by the war seemed not such a bad idea at all. For some it actually sounded like a fine adventure.

Writing is a journey into the unknown. Charlie Kaufman

Salva made up his mind. He would walk south, to Kenya. He did not know what he would find once he got there, but it seemed to be his best choice.

It’s actually quite a good ethos for life: go into the unknown with truth, commitment, and openness and mostly you’ll be okay. Alan Cumming

What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.

Relinquish your attachment to the known, step into the unknown, and you will step into the field of all possibilities. Deepak Chopra

Don’t question me! The blind have no notion of time. The things of time are hidden from them too.

The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown. Rene Magritte

I don’t know what I don’t see, what I don’t fear!

We are sickened by the unknown, but knowledge can prove poisonous. Steven Erikson

He packed up his things and raced out of the station. He was hungry and tired and had no idea where he would go.

I find the lure of the unknown irresistible. Sylvia Earle

You’re playing with Pandora’s box. Sometimes it’s better not to open it. Sometimes, it’s better not to know.

Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes known. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

The tears that finally streamed from her eyes were tears not of mourning but of relief, and tears for the dark unknown that lay ahead of her.

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable. George S. Patton

Much of the Wild had been lost, so that to them the Wild was the unknown, the terrible, the ever menacing and ever warring. But to him, in appearance and action and impulse, still clung the Wild.

There is nothing that man fears more than the touch of the unknown. He wants to see what is reaching towards him, and to be able to recognize or at least classify it. Man always tends to avoid physical contact with anything strange. Elias Canetti

When we hesitate in being direct, we unknowingly slip something on, some added layer of protection that keeps us from feeling the world, and often that thin covering is the beginning of a loneliness which, if not put down, diminishes our chances of joy.

Do not fear the unknown, dare to be adventurous in life. Lailah Gifty Akita

It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.

How can we live without the unknown before us? Rene Char

None knows what the new day shall bring him.

Most people talk about fear of the unknown, but if there is anything to fear, it is the known. Deepak Chopra

Beyond the Wild Wood comes the Wide World, said the Rat. And that’s something that doesn’t matter, either to you or me. I’ve never been there, and I’m never going, nor you either, if you’ve got any sense at all.

It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom. Wallace Stevens

Today, to him gazing south with a new born need stirring in his heart, the clear sky over their long low outline seemed to pulsate with promise; today, the unseen was everything. The unknown, the only real fact of life.