mystery

A Quote by Steven Charles Spray on life and mystery

There's but one mystery in life..... life itself.

Steven Spray

Contributed by: ineluctable

A Quote by Chris on wonder, way, tao, and mystery

There is a mystery, or there is a Way -- either is wonderful.

Christopher Galtenberg

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Dan Simmons on mystery

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Mystery. The strangeness of place so necessary to some creative spirits. A perfect mixture of the classical utopia and the pagan mystery.

Dan Simmons

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 214

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Dan Simmons on mystery, puzzle, and understanding

It is a mystery, and to tell the truth, I am intrigued by mysteries even if this is to be my last week of enjoying them. I would welcome some glimmer of understanding but, failing that, working on the puzzle will suffice.

Dan Simmons

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 22

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Ken Kesey on mystery, answers, garden, psychedelics, strange, and questions

The answer is never the answer.  What's really interesting is the mystery.  If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you'll always be seeking.  I've never seen anybody really find the answer -- they think they have, so they stop thinking.  But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom.  The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer.

Ken Kesey (1935 -)

Contributed by: zariat

A Quote by Virginia M. Fellows on shakespeare, code, bacon, francis, cipher, riddle, plays, queen elizabeth, england, literature, detective, history, britain, royalty, king, poet, play, playwright, and mystery

Early in my research, that strange phenomenon which Carl Jung called synchronicity brought me in touch with the single most amazing Baconian artifact I could have imagined. Most readers are familiar with such surprising events. Suddenly out of nowhere, just at the right time and the right place, some essential object or information will appear, as though a genie had been at work behind the scenes.

For me this surprise came in the shape of a strange wooden contraption known as a cipher wheel. On the printed pages affixed to it, in a most ingenious code is recorded the true story of Francis Bacon-an account actually and incredibly written by him in his own words. It is a story that changes the current concept of English history. No longer was guesswork necessary. Now the task was to fit the details of Bacon's life, as the cipher gives it, into accepted records of history.

The Shakespeare Code is my attempt to do just that and to explain what the cipher wheel is and why Bacon felt the need to create the ciphers. It is a poignant and tragic tale-but one that ends on an unexpected note of triumph. It is a story that is crying out to be told.

Virginia Fellows

Source: The Shakespeare Code, Pages: 384

Contributed by: Glowray

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on death, dying, life, mystery, trust, and dreams

You would know the secret of death.
But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?
The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.
If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.

In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;
And like the seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring.
Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour.
Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his trembling, that he shall wear the mark of the king?
Yet is he not more mindful of his trembling?

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet pp.80-81 (On Death)

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Henry Miller on mystery, attention, presence, present awareness, and awareness

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificient world in itself

Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Pablo Neruda on enignas, ocean, mystery, science, poetry, lobster, ascidia, macrocystis, and unicorn

Enigmas
      
You've asked me what the lobster is weaving
there with his golden feet?
I reply, the ocean knows this.
You say, what is the ascidia waiting for in its transparentbell?
What is it waiting for?
I tell you it is waiting for time, like you.
You ask me whom the Macrocystis alga hugs in its arms?
Study, study it, at a certain hour, in a certain sea I know.
You question me about the wicked tusk of the narwhal,
and I reply by describing
how the sea unicorn with the harpoon in it dies.
You enquire about the kingfisher's feathers,
which tremble in the pure springs of the southern tides?
Or you've found in the cards
a new question touching on
the crystal architecture
of the sea anemone,
and you'll deal that to me now?
You want to understand
the electric nature of the ocean spines?
The armored stalactite that breaks as it walks?
The hook of the angler fish, the music stretched out
in the deep places like a thread in the water?

I want to tell you the ocean knows this,
that life in its jewel boxes
is endless as the sand, impossible to count, pure,
and among the blood-colored grapes
time has made the
petal
hard and shiny, made the jellyfish full of light
and untied its knot, letting its musical threads fall
from a horn of plenty made of infinite mother-of-pearl.

I am nothing but the empty net which has gone on ahead
of human eyes, dead in those darknesses,
of fingers accustomed to the triangle, longitudes
on the timid globe of an orange.

I walked around as you do, investigating
the endless star,
and in my net, during the night, I woke up naked,
the only thing caught, a fish trapped inside the wind.

Pablo Neruda (1904 - 1973)

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A Quote by Christiane Northrup on science, acknowledge, truthfully, doesnt know, leave room, mystery, miracles, wisdom, and nature

Science must acknowledge truthfully how much it doesn't know and leave room for mystery, miracles, and the wisdom of nature.

Christiane Northrup

Contributed by: RainbowBright

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