wonder into wonder existence opens
– Lao Tzu

He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.
– M. C. Escher

This oceanic feeling of wonder is the common source of religious mysticism, of pure science and art for art’s sake.
– Arthur Koestler

An empty canvas is a living wonder… far lovelier than certain pictures.
– Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky: Concerning the Spiritual in Art

Concerning the Spiritual in Art
– Wassily Kandinsky

Awe and wonder must underlie the urgency felt by all artists – musicians, poets, dancers, painters – to sing forth the deep joy of existence.
– Carl Schmalz

The world will never starve for want of wonders, but for want of wonder.
– G. K. Chesterton

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
– Albert Einstein

Satisfaction of one’s curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.
– Linus Pauling

The spectacle of the sky overwhelms me. I’m overwhelmed when I see, in an immense sky, the crescent of the moon, or the sun.
– Joan Miro

The true wonder of the world is available everywhere, in the minutest parts of our bodies, in the vast expanses of the cosmos, and in the interconnectedness of these and all things.
– Michael Stark

They say that every snowflake is different.
If that were true, how could the world go on?
How could we ever get up off our knees?
How could we ever recover from the wonder of it?
– Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson: Art Objects

Art Objects
– Jeanette Winterson

The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true science. He who knows it not, and can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement, is as good as dead. We all had this priceless talent when we were young. But as time goes by, many of us lose it. The true scientist never loses the faculty of amazement. It is the essence of his being.
– Hans Selye

I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
-Isaac Newton

The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty, for in it are born our art, our science, our religion.
– Ralph Sockman

The Greeks said that to marvel is the beginning of knowledge
and where we cease to marvel we may be in danger of ceasing to know.
– E H Gombrich

Awe is what moves us forward.
– Joseph Campbell

Anything looked at closely becomes wonderful.
– A R Ammons

What we need is more sense of the wonder of life, and less of the business of making a picture.
– Robert Henri

Robert Henri: The Art Spirit

The Art Spirit
– Robert Henri

Wonder takes us beyond our limitations by providing an expansive breath of fresh air to sustain the soul of creativity, and creativity allows the spirit to thrive.
– Linda Saccoccio

An artist… must actively caress wonder: for fascination, like the desire to play, can be eradicated by the rigors of living.
The more sophisticated we become – as we pierce reality and see the void beyond – the more our sense of wonder is destroyed, along with our reasons for being.
– Eric Maisel

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
– Henry Miller

Let me
Keep my mind on what matters
Which is my work,
Which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished…
– Mary Oliver

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