67+ Best Wonder Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational wonder quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Most Famous Wonder Quotes

“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” – Franz Kafka

“I would rather have 30 minutes of “wonderful” than a lifetime of nothing special.” – Julia Roberts

“You will enrich your life immeasurably if you approach it with a sense of wonder and discovery, and always challenge yourself to try new things.” –  Nate Berkus

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.” – Rachel Carson

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” – E .E. Cummings

“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.” – Willem Dafoe

“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.” – Albert Einstein

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

“I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.” – Gerry Spence

“The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.” – Ralph W. Sockman

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

“We carry within us, the wonders we seek around us.” – Sir Thomas Browne

“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” – Socrates

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein

“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

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. – e. e. cummings

“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.” – Neil Armstrong

“The moments that I feel the most imbued with a sense of awe are always the moments when I am outdoors. I can’t help but feel a certain sense of wonder – I become almost filled with it.” – Kathi Appelt

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

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I have not yet lost a feeling of wonder, and of delight, that the delicate motion should reside in all the things around us, revealing itself only to him who looks for it.” – Edmund Burke

“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down” – Charlie Chaplin

Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. – Ray Bradbury

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.” – Rachel Carson

“It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.” – Joseph Wood Krutch

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then. Katharine Hepburn

“All of us have wonders hidden in our breasts, only needing circumstances to evoke them.” – Charles Dickens

“It doesn’t stop being magic just because you know how it works.” – Terry Pratchett

Wonder Woman, she’s amazing. I love everything that she represents and everything that she stands for. She’s all about love and compassion and truth and justice and equality, and she’s a whole lot of woman. Gal Gadot

“Success is realising the true joy and wonder of life can only be yours if you follow your own intuition, aiming to achieve your bliss.” – Steven Redhead

“Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.” – Walt Whitman

“The feeling of awed wonder that science can give us is one of the highest experiences of which the human psyche is capable.” – Richard Dawkins

When employers tell me they prefer married men, and encourage their men to have homes of their own, because it makes them so much steadier, I wonder if they have any idea of all that that implies. – Alice Hamilton

“Cherish sunsets, wild creatures and wild places. Have a love affair with the wonder and beauty of the earth.” – Stewart Udall

“Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher, and philosophy begins in wonder.” – Plato

“It is a happiness to wonder; — it is a happiness to dream.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Yet, even amidst the hatred and carnage, life is still worth living. It is possible for wonderful encounters and beautiful things to exist.” – Hayao Miyazaki

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” – W.B. Yeats

“We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.” – Ray Bradbury

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein

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

“The key to a wonderful life is to never stop wandering into wonder.” – Suzy Kassem

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

“Life is a fairy tale. Live it with wonder and amazement.” – Welwyn Wilton Katz

Beetles and butterflies are sometimes restricted to small areas. Each mountain in a range, and even the different zones of a mountain, may have its own peculiar species. But the house-fly seems to be everywhere. I wonder if any island in mid-ocean is flyless. – John Muir

“Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory.” – Betty Smith

“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.” – Stephen Hawking

“Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.” – R J Palacio

“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.” – Emerson

Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” – Ronald Reagan

“There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen.” – Jim Lovell

“Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of this astonishing universe, and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy.” – Andy Mulcahy

“How do I confront aging? With a wonder and a terror. Yeah, I’ll say that. Wonder and terror.” –  Keanu Reeves

“The pyramid shape is said to hold many secrets and amazing properties. One of them is a sense of wonder.” – Vera Nazarian

“Never lose the childlike wonder. Show gratitude… Don’t complain; just work harder… Never give up.” – Randy Pausch

If you really want to know what Middle-earth is based on, it’s my wonder and delight in the earth as it is, particularly the natural earth. J. R. R. Tolkien

“The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity.” – Glenn Gould

“It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility. ” – Rachel Carson

“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.” – Tom Hanks

“I believe that curiosity, wonder, and passion are defining qualities of imaginative minds and great teachers; that restlessness and discontent are vital things; that intense experience and suffering instruct us in ways that less intense emotions can never do.” –  Kay Redfield Jamison

“Follow your Dreams – They give pathway to the wonder of who you are.” – Debbie Burns

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

“Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.” – Albert Schweitzer

“Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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.” – David Maraniss

I wonder how many decisions we make every day. I believe it’s probably hundreds. We decide whether or not to get out of bed, what we’ll eat, what we’ll do, what we’ll think about, what we’ll say… and on and on. – Joyce Meyer

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