Best Quotes About Mysterious

America is not only big and rich, it is mysterious; and its capacity for the humorous or ironical concealment of its interests matches that of the legendary inscrutable Chinese. -David Riesman

The mysterious is always attractive. People will always follow a vail. -Bede Jarrett

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat. -Unknown

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me. -John Fowles

No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye. -Elizabeth Bowen

The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins. -Albert Schweitzer

I find it sad that by not talking about who I sleep with, that makes me mysterious. There was a time when I would have been called a gentleman. -Kevin Spacey

Sex, a great and mysterious motive force in human life, has indisputably been a subject of absorbing interest to mankind through the ages. -William J. Brennan, Jr.

Good fiction reveals feeling, refines events, locates importance and, though its methods are as mysterious as they are varied, intensifies the experience of living our own lives. -Vincent Canby

The universe lies before you on the floor, in the air, in the mysterious bodies of your dancers, in your mind. From this voyage no one returns poor or weary. -Agnes de Mille

It is only in the light of the inescapable fact of death that a person can adequately engage and enter upon the mysterious fact of life. -John Hines

Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals. -Jim Rohn

As a rule, said Holmes, the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be. It is your commonplace, featureless crimes which are really puzzling, just as a commonplace face is the most difficult to identify. -Arthur Conan Doyle

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. -Albert Einstein

The creator of the universe works in mysterious ways. But he uses a base ten counting system and likes round numbers. -Scott Adams

All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it. -Jean Cocteau

It would be curious to discover who it is to whom one writes in a diary. Possibly to some mysterious personification of one's own identity. -Beatrice Webb

There is nothing more thrilling in this world, I think, than having a child that is yours, and yet is mysteriously a stranger. -Agatha Christie

Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end. -Jean Paul

Purity is not imposed upon us as though it were a kind of punishment, it is one of those mysterious but obvious conditions of that supernatural knowledge of ourselves in the Divine, which we speak of as faith. Impurity does not destroy this knowledge, it slays our need for it. -Georges Bernanos

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature, and it has often been said by philosophers, that nature is the will of God. And I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see. -Frank Lloyd Wright

Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use. -Alexander Pope

Not without a shudder may the human hand reach into the mysterious urn of destiny. -Friedrich Schiller

The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described – and will be, after our deaths – by each of the family members who believe they know us. -Gloria Steinem

Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious. -Thomas Carlyle

Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be. -Norman Vincent Peale

Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man. -Fyodor Dostoevsky

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws. -Vladimir Lenin

The power to command has never meant the power to remain mysterious. -Ferdinand Foch

It is not altogether wrong to say that there is no such thing as a bad photograph – only less interesting, less relevant, less mysterious ones. -Susan Sontag

Life is just a bowl of cherries, don't take it serious, its mysterious. Life is just a bowl of cherries, so live and laugh and laugh at love, love a laugh, laugh and love. -Bob Fosse

A silent man is easily reputed wise. A man who suffers none to see him in the common jostle and undress of life, easily gathers round him a mysterious veil of unknown sanctity, and men honor him for a saint. The unknown is always wonderful. -Frederick William Robertson

The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can. -Paul Kurtz

Why if I had half a chance, I could make an entire movie using this stock footage. The story opens on these mysterious explosions. Nobody knows what's causing them, but it's upsetting all the buffalo. So, the military are called in to solve the mystery. -Ed Wood

I think they all went too far. Their jeans got too low, their tops got too see-through. Personally, I think that sexy is keeping yourself mysterious. I'm really an old-fashioned girl, and I think I'm totally sexy. -Stevie Nicks

There is something really mysterious about lions. They could rip you apart if they wanted to, but at the same time they look so cuddly. Can you imagine what humans look like to animals? They must think we're so weird. -Lee Ryan

I personally don't believe in aliens. But, I do believe that there is something out there that is accountable for all these mysterious things that are going on: I think it is a spiritual thing not a material thing. -J. T. Walsh

The creative processes are so mysterious. -Jimmy Webb

Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men. -Giorgio de Chirico

I think part of the appeal of mathematical logic is that the formulas look mysterious – You write backward Es! -Hilary Putnam

Everybody has to be reminded that there's another way to be. Another more mysterious, unpredictable way to be that's not necessarily based upon contrivances. -Stanley Crouch

Microsoft was not a mysterious, strange entity. You put your PC on and there's an ad for them. -Jim Cramer

It seems to me that readers sometimes make the genesis of a poem more mysterious than it is (by that I perhaps mean, think of it as something outside their own experience). -James Schuyler

It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being, and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even to our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves to inhabit this vast land. -Sitting Bull

But the mind travels far – and mysteriously – in sleep. -Mary Augusta Ward

I haven't been out in the marketplace in a while. I'm thinking about going back into it. I've got some things set up over the next couple of months just to go and see. But I have no idea what the specific way to a solution is anymore. It's mysterious to me. -Michael Nesmith

Surrender to life itself and you'll just be rewarded with so many things. And I've been rewarded so many times, in so many mysterious ways. So I have no reason to be disappointed with anything. -Jason Mraz

I think I write about things that are mysterious to me. -Ann Beattie

I love to be with my son and my grandchildren, like normal people. I have no particular idea of what I represent to other people. It's very mysterious to me. I don't understand it. -Omar Sharif

I paint to evoke a changing language of symbols, a language with which to remark upon the qualities of our mysterious capacities which direct us toward ultimate reality. -Morris Graves

There is in my opinion a great similarity between the problems provided by the mysterious behavior of the atom and those provided by the present economic paradoxes confronting the world. -Paul Dirac

On The Others, very atmospheric and probably mysterious is how I would say it felt to be on the set. It felt just a little uneasy, the atmosphere that we were trying to capture. -Christopher Eccleston

I am in an adolescence in reverse, as mysterious as the first, except that this time I feel it as a decay of the odds that I might live for a while, that I can sleep it off. -Harold Brodkey

I delight not in spreading any thing mysterious, for I consider it all lost time; but the things that all of us can see and know if we will. -Elias Hicks

The recent history of Ukraine is replete with dead journalists, beaten journalists, news agencies being shut down, and politicians being injured or killed. Most are killed in mysterious auto accidents. -Bob Schaffer

I've come to believe that whoever I am didn't start on December 14, 1946, and isn't going to end on whatever that mysterious date is in the future. -Patty Duke

I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating institution in the world. -Amos Oz

Every superior personality, and every superior performance, has, for the average of mankind, something mysterious. -Georg Simmel

Whenever I played Columbus, Ohio, I dropped in to see my close friend, a medium who had mysterious powers. Her Indian guide was Mohawk. -Ethel Waters

Yet, analytical truth is not as mysterious, or as secret, so as to not allow us to see that people with a talent for directing consciences see truth rise spontaneously. -Jacques Lacan

Every phenomenon of nature was a word, – the sign, symbol and pledge of a new, mysterious, inexpressible but all the more intimate union, participation and community of divine energies and ideas. -Johann Georg Hamann

Songwriting is a very mysterious process. It feels like creating something from nothing. It's something I don't feel like I really control. -Tracy Chapman

We must develop a deeper interest and greater understanding of the people we meet here or abroad. Like us, they are passengers on board that mysterious ship called life. -Ella Maillart

Steve McQueen was from a time when you didn't know every little dirty thing about our public figures. He and James Dean were very mysterious, archetypal American heroes. -Sheryl Crow

What a mysterious thing madness is. I have watched patients whose lips are forever sealed in a perpetual silence. They live, breathe, eat; the human form is there, but that something, which the body can live without, but which cannot exist without the body, was missing. -Nellie Bly

I have always been fascinated by dark and mysterious stuff. I guess I have a pretty dark and gloomy side. Writing songs saves me from going completely gonzo. -Gavin Rossdale

There was no religious ceremony connected with marriage among us, while on the other hand the relation between man and woman was regarded as in itself mysterious and holy. -Charles Eastman

There is some mysterious thing that goes on whereby, in the process of playing Shakespeare continuously, actors are surprised by the way the language actually acts on them. -Kenneth Branagh

The most mysterious feminine factor, the existence that we men, we don't know. It's woman. It's feminine. That's what the sword is about. That's the symbolic meaning of the sword. -Ang Lee

Working with Woody Allen is like filming Howard Hughes's will. It's a very mysterious and strange event. You never get a peek at the whole will. -Michael O'Donoghue

I'd love to talk to Angelina Jolie. On my show I would love her because she's a mysterious, mysterious figure. -Isaac Mizrahi

Perhaps, more importantly, I think that most human beings realise only a fraction of the true potential of their minds, so the spiritual or mystical, the things which remain mysterious or unexplained have always drawn me to include them in any scheme for a novel. -Rose Tremain

It's mysterious what attracts you to a person. -Jeff Goldblum

Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance. -Hans Urs von Balthasar

Egypt, the Egypt of antiquity, at a later time, exercised a mysterious fascination over me. I recognized a picture of it immediately, without hesitation and astonishment, in an illustrated magazine. -Pierre Loti

Characters can be mysterious and you're not really sure which way they might turn at a given point. -Michael Zaslow

The minute I start to talk about acting, I realize that I can't. You know, it's an abstract thing, a little bit mysterious even if you do it for a living. -Christopher Walken

Also, I think there are huge reactions sometimes, which are also mysterious. -Christopher Walken

Mathematics are the result of mysterious powers which no one understands, and which the unconscious recognition of beauty must play an important part. Out of an infinity of designs a mathematician chooses one pattern for beauty's sake and pulls it down to earth. -Marston Morse

God the Father, the supreme Architect, had already built this cosmic home we behold, the most sacred temple of His godhead, by the laws of His mysterious wisdom. -Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

I want to keep a mysterious side to me. I want to keep a mysterious side to me. -Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Guys are simple… women are not simple and they always assume that men must be just as complicated as they are, only way more mysterious. The whole point is guys are not thinking much. They are just what they appear to be. Tragically. -Dave Barry

War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously. -Andre Malraux

An artist carries on throughout his life a mysterious, uninterrupted conversation with his public. -Maurice Chevalier

God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm. -William Cowper

Be discreet in all things, and so render it unnecessary to be mysterious. -Duke of Wellington

Fate, or some mysterious force, can put the finger on you or me, for no good reason at all. -Martin Goldsmith

There is nothing more mysterious than a TV set left on in an empty room. It is even stranger than a man talking to himself or a woman standing dreaming at her stove. It is as if another planet is communicating with you. -Jean Baudrillard

There is nothing as mysterious as a fact clearly described. I photograph to see what something will look like photographed. -Garry Winogrand

There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

If the infinity of the sea may call out thus, perhaps when a man is growing old, calls come to him, too, from another infinity still darker and more deeply mysterious; and the more he is wearied by life the dearer are those calls to him. -Henryk Sienkiewicz

Abscond – to move in a mysterious way, commonly with the property of another. -Ambrose Bierce

The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs. -Charles Baudelaire

A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy. -Luis Barragan

Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate. -Sun Tzu

Europe has what we do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need: a sense of life's possibilities. -James Baldwin

The ultimate triumph of philosophy would be to cast light upon the mysterious ways in which Providence moves to achieve the designs it has for man. -Marquis de Sade

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

Publishing is a very mysterious business. It is hard to predict what kind of sale or reception a book will have, and advertising seems to do very little good. -Thomas Wolfe

Roddenberry had created quite a complex and at times mysterious character. Guarded, cautious, careful in showing his feelings in expressing his ideas about many things – I found that very interesting. -Patrick Stewart

To me, Batman is definately Bruce Wayne's darker side. The challenge is playing it as two separate aspects of the same person. I have to create the illusion of a Dark Knight, who's mysterious and strong. -Kevin Conroy

Poetry is always slightly mysterious, and you wonder what is your relationship to it. -Seamus Heaney

Over and over again, financial experts and wonkish talking heads endeavor to explain these mysterious, 'toxic' financial instruments to us lay folk. Over and over, they ignobly fail, because we all know that no one understands credit default obligations and derivatives, except perhaps Mr. Buffett and the computers who created them. -Richard Dooling

I'm not really much of a shopper. I have to say that I'd definitely prefer good sex. What makes good sex? Oh my god. I think you need to feel free and you have to really trust the other person. And you have to have that strange, mysterious chemical connection. -Kristin Davis

I like the dark, mysterious, maybe even gothic type girls. They have to have a good personality too! I'm very picky! -Shia LaBeouf

I've gotten away with a lot in my life. The older you get the more you realize you're not getting away with it, it's taking its toll somewhere. So you try not to put yourself in those situations. Part of the mysterious process called growing up. Some people do that better than others. -Jon Hamm

The performances I enjoy are the ones that are hard to read or ambiguous or left-of-centre because it makes you look closer and that's what humans are like – quite mysterious creatures, hard to pinpoint. -Emily Blunt

It's a mystery. That's the first thing that interests me about the idea of God. If there is one, it's mysterious and powerful and awesome to even consider the concept, and you have to take it seriously. -Stephen King

We are the source of our problems not mysterious sinister foreigners overseas. -Mark Steyn

Watching a whole cluster of friends, and my own mother, die over quite a short space of time convinced me that purely materialist 'explanations' for our mysterious human existence simply won't do – on an intellectual level. -A. N. Wilson

Some of my first teachers were incredibly tough. You could never sing more than three words without being stopped and having to do it over 20 times. I loved that – that sort of process of dissecting and trying to figure out and master this incredibly mysterious instrument. -Renee Fleming

Chestnuts are my favorite ingredient to use in the fall, especially for the holidays. I always find that they are meaty, hearty and have a mysterious refinement when cooked or roasted over sea salt. -Geoffrey Zakarian

Something pretty mysterious had to give rise to the origin of the universe. -Richard Dawkins

People are fascinated by evil because it's mysterious and it doesn't seem to have a rationale behind it, and the second you say that Hannibal Lector was abducted as a child and he had to eat his sister or something like that, it becomes immediately mundane. The character becomes mundane. -Jared Harris

Birds are the most popular group in the animal kingdom. We feed them and tame them and think we know them. And yet they inhabit a world which is really rather mysterious. -David Attenborough

I had a dialect coach to get an American accent, and then another dialect coach to come off it a bit. There is something deep and mysterious in the voice when it isn't too high-pitched American. -Archie Panjabi

Most of the time one is discouraged by the work, but now and again by some grace something stands out and invites you to work on it, to elaborate it or animate it in some way. It's a mysterious process. -Leonard Cohen

Songwriting is too mysterious and uncontrolled a process for me to direct it towards any one thing. -James Taylor

The mysteriousness and mystique of space is such, that science fiction attempts to tantalize you by telling you a story that could possibly be out there and that's the appeal of science fiction. -William Shatner

Among the many problems with taking the Bible literally is it reduces the most mysterious and complex of realities to simple – even simplistic – terms. Yes, scripture speaks of fire and damnation and eternal bliss, but the Bible is the product of human hands and hearts, and much of the imagery is allegorical, not meteorological. -Jon Meacham

People who don't read seem to me mysterious. I don't know how they think or learn about other people. Novels are a very important part of our education. -Nina Bawden

High Romanticism shows you nature in all its harsh and lovely metamorphoses. Flood, fire and quake fling us back to the primal struggle for survival and reveal our gross dependency on mammoth, still mysterious forces. -Camille Paglia

Life has its dimensions in the mysterious. -Jesse Jackson

Practically any Western has a homesteader in trouble, and a mysterious rider shows up off the range, solves the problem over two or three days, and then rides off into the sunset. -Lee Child

During rehearsals I am confronted by things very mysterious. I have terrific fights with inner demons, and it's more painful than it ever was. -Jeanne Moreau

I think with vampires, you can't really go wrong. For generations, vampires have been a hit because they're unobtainable, mysterious, sensual, dangerous, kind of sexy. -Ashley Greene

Of all celestial bodies within reach or view, as far as we can see, out to the edge, the most wonderful and marvellous and mysterious is turning out to be our own planet earth. There is nothing to match it anywhere, not yet anyway. -Lewis Thomas

I mean, there's chemistry in life and there's acting chemistry. I'm not saying they're the same thing, but they're as mysterious. -David Duchovny

People fall in love for mysterious reasons. -Jeff Bridges

I think girls like vampires because they are mysterious and they really don't know what they are about. I think a lot of girls are attracted to that. -Josh Hutcherson

It must be quite mysterious to some people why I bother to carry on. Because, you know, I don't sell that many records. -Brian Eno

People strangely revere dance. They see it as another world, and dancers are somehow mysterious – just because they don't speak. -Matthew Bourne

I'd love to act. I feel that it's another naked, mysterious challenge, like jazz. It kind of intrigues me in the same way. -Paula Cole

So for me the approach has become to go into a story not really sure of what I want to say, try to find some little seed crystal of interest, a sentence or an image or an idea, and as much as possible divest myself of any deep ideas about it. And then by this process of revision, mysteriously it starts to accrete meanings as you go. -George Saunders

I grew up loving actresses or actors who were very classy but who seemed a little bit mysterious because you couldn't grasp what they're really thinking. I mean, Grace Kelly always looked impossibly glamorous, yet you could always see there was something behind her eyes. -Diane Kruger

There's a mercurial nature, but more of a mysterious nature to women that I think is what makes them so attractive. And I think that that's what I love: Guys never seem to know when they've come too close and crossed the line, and then the temper comes. -Andrew Stanton

I grew up loving actresses or actors who were very classy but who seemed a little bit mysterious because you couldn't grasp what they're really thinking. -Diane Kruger

I grew up hearing words like snakeroot, sassafras, mullein – things that had wondrous, mysterious sounds in their names. -Jan Karon

Acting is somewhat mysteriously taught. There are so many different methods and systems and processes for teaching acting because it will always be an elusive art-form. -Deborah Ann Woll

Wish I could, through my own financial prestidigitation, transform a dollar bill into two, or two million. It is an awesome and mysterious skill. -Michael Ian Black

To me, the question of inspiration is an exercise in hindsight. The truth is, inspiration is mysterious at the time. I don't think it's ever a rational process. -Julia Leigh

Writers are socially observant. We find people endlessly fascinating, and real life is mysterious. Sometimes it's hard to stop staring at the strut and squawk of my fellow man. They can be quite inspiring. Sometimes it's hard to stop talking to them to see what in the world they're thinking. -Julianna Baggott

I've always thought Harper Lee might have made a great decision. Much as you'd like to have more books by her, there's something about just one that's kind of mysterious and nice. On the other hand, the New York gossip about me was that I'd never write another book. So I thought, 'Well, I will then.' -Charles Frazier

Our minds are mysterious; our conscious brain is like a ship on a sea that is obscure to us. -Meghan O'Rourke

If novels and stories are bulletins from the progressive states of ignorance a writer passes through over the years, observations and opinions about horses are all the more so, since horses are more mysterious than life and harder to understand. -Jane Smiley

I learned why 'out riding alone' is an oxymoron: An equestrian is never alone, is always sensing the other being, the mysterious but also understandable living being that is the horse. -Jane Smiley

'Rhye' clearly plays with notions of sexual identity, and it has made a concerted effort to keep its own identity mysterious. Its love songs are gender-neutral, the members have declined to appear in their own videos, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a photo of the duo that doesn't cast them in shadows. -Will Hermes

Maybe one day I'll make a record that's really mysterious and no one knows where it came from or what I wrote it about. But thus far, I've just wanted to explain everything properly. -Ellie Goulding

The thing I find really scary about ghosts and demons is that you don't really know what they are or where they are. They're not very well understood. You don't know what they want from you. So it's the kind of thing you don't even know how to defend yourself against. Anything that's unknown and mysterious is very scary. -Oren Peli

I don't know if I would say that I'm specifically a history buff. I do find a lot of things fascinating, especially anything that's bizarre or mysterious and unknown and we don't have all the answers for. -Oren Peli

I'm attracted to mysterious men. Every woman can relate to that, right? -Rachel Bilson

My brother used to say that when you deal with women, it's difficult to remove emotions from an argument. I never really knew what he meant. Then I read an article that said when it comes to emotion and logic, men's and women's brains are different – my brother was right! Women are very mysterious, but that's part of their joy. -Nathan Fillion

The act of writing surprises me all the time. A miraculous thing happens when you have an idea and you want to convert it into words… and then you start to create a work of art, and that's another miracle, and it remains mysterious to the writer, or to this writer anyway. -Janette Turner Hospital

If the history of resistance to Darwinian thinking is a good measure, we can expect that long into the future, long after every triumph of human thought has been matched or surpassed by 'mere machines,' there will still be thinkers who insist that the human mind works in mysterious ways that no science can comprehend. -Daniel Dennett

I think guitar-wise, Eric Clapton was a big influence on me. I got to spend time around him. He's kind of strange, mysterious, serious and he always has played such hot guitar. -Dhani Harrison

I acted in a couple friends's short films and thought I was gonna be really good and mysterious and sexy. And I was just terrible and self-aware. -Max Winkler

I want my shows to be eerie and mysterious. -Paloma Faith

When I was growing up, my idea of a writer was someone like Sven Hassel, that mysterious Danish author who wrote thrillers about men clambering over walls and getting tangled in barbed wire. -Andrew O'Hagan

In Los Angeles you get the sense sometimes that there's a mysterious patrol at night: when the streets are empty and everyone's asleep, they go erasing the past. It's like a bad Ray Bradbury story – 'The Memory Erasers'. -Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features and book-length manuals, and cars with dashboard systems worthy of the space shuttle. -James Surowiecki

I want my art to make people look at the world in a new way. I mean, what's the point of the art of writing if it doesn't take you into the mysterious? -John Banville

Death is very mysterious to us. One moment someone is there with us, and the next moment they're not. -Katherine Paterson

God endorses the confusion and even outrage that we feel when mysterious things happen. -Philip Yancey

Inspiration is some mysterious blessing which happens when the wheels are turning smoothly. -Quentin Blake

This life journey has led me to love mystery and not feel the need to change it or make it un-mysterious. This has put me at odds with many other believers I know who seem to need explanations for everything. -Richard Rohr

Perhaps the most mysterious of all mammals is the male Homo sapiens. Indeed, many anthropologists classify the group as a subspecies. -Patricia Marx

Science regards man as an aggregation of atoms temporarily united by a mysterious force called the life-principle. To the materialist, the only difference between a living and a dead body is that in the one case that force is active, in the other latent. -Annie Besant

There is something mysteriously powerful that can happen when young, inchoate minds come into contact with older and more worldly ones in a spirit of intellectual and creative endeavour – if I believed in progress, I suppose that's what I'd call it. -Will Self

I think we're all fascinated and a little mystified by how the brain works. One of the most mysterious of the physical sciences is neurological science. -Alexis Denisof

Men are not supposed to be mysterious. That's what you say about women. But I think men can have a little of it, too. -Hedi Slimane

I understood that I was not the best director in the world nor the worst director in the world. I realized that there is a very mysterious element to what works and what doesn't work in the theater. And it's good to know that from the beginning. -Joe Mantello

We've known for a long time that the universe is expanding. But about 15 years ago, my colleagues and I discovered that it is expanding faster and faster. That is, the universe is accelerating, and that was not expected, but it is now attributed to this mysterious stuff called dark energy which seems to make up about 70 percent of the universe. -Adam Riess

Each color lives by its mysterious life. -Wassily Kandinsky

I'm not particularly interested in painting, per se. I'm interested in a painting that has that mysterious life to it. Anything that doesn't partake of that magic is halfway dead – it returns to its physical elements, it's just paint and canvas. -Caio Fonseca

Life is too mysterious to try to map it out. I've certainly lived long enough to know it will take you places you never thought it would take you – and some of those places are kind of wonderful. -Alan Ball

That women are mysterious and unknowable is something every young man grows up believing. Men, on the other hand, never think of themselves as mysterious or confusing, and we are often at a loss as to why women want to figure us out. -Chris Abani

I think that going to the beach as a child, being in the water and smelling that salt air and hearing the seagulls, it had a real calming effect. But also, it was a mysterious thing – I remember wondering what was under those dark New England seas. -Brian Skerry

The more information you have, the more human our heroes become and consequently the less mysterious and godlike. They need to be godlike. -Nick Cave

I get drawn in when I feel there is something deep and mysterious going on beneath the surface of something. -Steven Pinker

As a child I found railroad stations exciting, mysterious, and even beautiful, as indeed they often were. -Paul Johnson

Novels are such mysterious and amorphous and tender things. -Arundhati Roy

My paintings always feature trails that dissolve into mysterious areas, patches of light that lead the eye around corners, pathways, open gates, etc. -Thomas Kinkade

Childhood is a fundamental part of all human lives, parents or not, since that's how we all start out. And yet babies and young children are so mysterious and puzzling and even paradoxical. -Alison Gopnik

Human technology has made it to Mars. We are transmitting gorgeous pictures from it. Yet we have not explored our own planet. Two-thirds of it is covered with oceans that are still mysterious places. -Barbara Block

Tension is an interesting quality – and architecture must have it. There should be elements of the inexplicable, the mysterious, and the poetic in something that is perfectly rational. -Annabelle Selldorf

We're apt to fall in love with those who are mysterious and challenging to us. -Helen Fisher

One of the things I reject in our cultural divisions is the clash between faith and reason, and I would say the same about mystery and intellect. They are somehow mysteriously akin to each other. -Krista Tippett

Screen is satisfying because it's so technical and mysterious. It's like playing roulette: you get a script, you think it's either great or naff, but you have no idea how it will really turn out. On stage, you are your own editor – and you get brief moments of grace, where suddenly you feel free. -Toby Stephens

I like to think of myself as the people's pop star a little bit. I respect Lady Gaga so much, and I love what she does, but she has this kind of mysterious, out-of-reach thing. I'm just not that – as much as I'd love to have that sort of mystique, I think I'm kind of an open book. -Bonnie McKee

There's something mysterious about ninjas because they're deadly and they're scary. -Ray Park

The Internet makes everything much less mysterious. -Maria Bamford

Songwriting is a mysterious art. When I sit down to write a song, the end result should be mysterious and have this dark quality. -Martin Gore

The prince in 'The Leopard' was a very complex character – at times autocratic, rude, strong – at times romantic, good, understanding – and sometimes even stupid, and above all, mysterious. -Luchino Visconti

Life and consciousness are the two great mysteries. Actually, their substrates are the inanimate. And how do you get from neurons shooting around in the brain to the thought that pops up in your head and mine? There's something deeply mysterious about that. And if you're not struck by the mystery, I think you haven't thought about it. -Charles Krauthammer

I'm one of those people that thinks the world changes in smaller and in more mysterious ways than a lot of people like to think. A lot of traditional charities and organizations do things that on the surface seem like a good idea, but it doesn't change the way that people think about interacting with other people. -Misha Collins

It is literature which for me opened the mysterious and decisive doors of imagination and understanding. To see the way others see. To think the way others think. And above all, to feel. -Salman Rushdie

The East is very mysterious to Westerners. Even post-Cold War, it's still an unknown entity. -Dylan Moran

The voice is something very mysterious. It's difficult to say what is inside a voice that moves people. -Andrea Bocelli

The nature of music is mysterious and so much so that it generates strong emotions within us. It moves along passages that reach the most intimate areas of our psyche without being tried by prejudices or influences of any kind. -Andrea Bocelli

Fashion can be this mysterious thing that you can't explain. -Diane von Furstenberg

Fashion is mysterious, as a rule. Why are blue jeans a classic? You just hit on something that happens to be timeless and right. -Diane von Furstenberg

The one thing emphasized in any creative writing course is 'write what you know,' and that automatically drives a wooden stake through the heart of imagination. If they really understood the mysterious process of creating fiction, they would say, 'You can write about anything you can imagine.' -Tom Robbins

My heart is mysteriously alive in the world of sounds – a totally different dimension from the daily life. -Yoko Ono

The Republicans find their faith imperiled by Barney Frank's marriage. There is always a shadow on the wall, a monster in the closet, a mysterious rustling in the teeming underbrush of the conservative Id. -Charlie Pierce

I want some fact-based evidence about where we came from. Things we consider mysterious need not be attributed to a deity. -Greg Graffin

I really want to do a dark character. Not really a bad guy, but someone dark and mysterious. Where everyone says, 'Ooh, it has to be her!' and at the end you find out it isn't. Just someone who looks guilty. -Molly Quinn

Truth is mysterious, elusive, always to be conquered. Liberty is dangerous, as hard to live with as it is elating. We must march toward these two goals, painfully but resolutely, certain in advance of our failings on so long a road. -Albert Camus

Writing is such a strange, utterly mysterious process. First, there was nothing; then, suddenly, there was something. I don't know where thoughts are born. Where the hell does it come from? I don't know. I really don't know. -Paul Auster

When I was very little, four or five, I did comic strip drawings, so my first novel had no words. I couldn't write and thought adult handwriting was a mysterious scribble. When I was 14, my grandmother gave me a typewriter and I started writing in a different way. -Joyce Carol Oates

There's nothing I hate more than gritty, linty, mysterious pocket schmutz in the cap of my lip moisturizer – or, even worse, on the applicator itself. I shudder at the thought. -Rachel Nichols

I have an incredibly dark, mysterious, witchy side and another side that's very bubbly and cheerleader-esque. -Sarah Shahi

The end of my addiction to fame happened at the exact moment 'Roseanne' dropped out of the top ten, in the seventh of our nine seasons. It was mysteriously instantaneous! -Roseanne Barr

I was quite thin, and I didn't have to worry until I had my appendix out and a mysterious metabolic change occurred. -Olivia De Havilland

What happens is consciousness operates in mysterious ways. One of those ways is that the old paradigm suddenly starts to die. -Deepak Chopra

I'm such an avid magazine reader – music, art, beauty magazines – and I found that food and restaurants were pouring into everything I cared about. Whether it was the pop-up concept, or some mysterious mini-mall restaurant, I got swept up in the sexy romance of the food movement. -Drew Barrymore

Children astound me with their inquisitive minds. The world is wide and mysterious to them, and as they piece together the puzzle of life, they ask 'Why?' ceaselessly. -John C. Maxwell

There is something about acting that's mysterious and magical because there is only so much I can do to prepare, and then I have to just let go and breathe and believe that it will come through. -Lupita Nyong'o

I just like guys who have an edge to them. But it could go either way. Like, I have been into the surfer blond frat guys, and then there's definitely a thing where I like the dark, mysterious bad boy. -Ashley Tisdale

New York was no mere city. It was instead an infinitely romantic notion, the mysterious nexus of all love and money and power, the shining and perishable dream itself. -Joan Didion

The writing process, it's too mysterious to try and describe. -Mick Jones

'Ice Cold' is the eighth in my 'Rizzoli and Isles' thriller series. It was inspired by a true occurrence in the 1960s, now known as the 'Dugway Incident,' in which 6,000 sheep mysteriously died overnight in a remote area of Utah. I thought, 'What if it happened instead to people? What if the inhabitants of an entire village vanished overnight?' -Tess Gerritsen

Thank God we don't know a lot about Shakespeare or Moses or Homer or Lautreamont. These are the best guys we got, and their art is powerful because they're mysterious. -Cass McCombs

From a young age I was obsessed with the mysterious, the esoteric, the paranormal. -Drummond Money-Coutts

Write as precisely and as lucidly and as richly as you can about what you find truly mysterious and irreducible about human experience, and not obscurely about what will prove to be received opinion or cliche once the reader figures out your stylistic conceit. There's all the difference in the world between mystery and mystification. -Paul Harding

In the earlier years when I started this project at Stanford University, everyone told me it was nuts to go and try to reproduce the mysterious complexities that occur in a whole cell. -James Rothman

The idea of love as a mysterious, undiscovered world has come to have no place in our innermost imagination. -John Cassavetes

Here's the most mysterious thing to me. I look back at those first plays I did and the first movies I did, and I only have one question, which is, 'What was I so confident about? Where did I get that? -Mike Nichols

I think a director can make a play happen before your eyes so that you are part of it and it is part of you. If you can get it right, there's no mystery. It's not about mystery. It's not even mysterious. It's about our lives. -Mike Nichols

The writer is a mysterious figure, wandering lonely as a cloud, fired by inspiration, or perhaps a cocktail or two. -Sara Sheridan

Mr. Christ, I read you as an infinitely patient entity who, as they say, often works in mysterious ways, a rebel unafraid to take the tougher, less traveled paths. Seems to me you're playing the long game. Is that why more states are coming out in favor of marriage equality? Is that why the Affordable Care Act is now with us? -Henry Rollins

The library, with its Daedalian labyrinth, mysterious hush, and faintly ominous aroma of knowledge, has been replaced by the computer's cheap glow, pesky chirp, and data spillage. -P. J. O'Rourke

I buy most of my plants from nurseries outside London these days, but there is a man who mysteriously appears each February to sell plants from a derelict site in Market Road. I think he's Greek, but people say he comes from Essex. He vanishes at the end of May only to reappear in December as suddenly as he went. -Diana Quick

Acting is a mysterious process. -Bertie Carvel

Painting, for me, is a dynamic balance and wholeness of life; it is mysterious and transcending, yet solid and real. -Richard Pousette-Dart

Mystics exult in mystery and want it to stay mysterious. Scientists exult in mystery for a different reason: It gives them something to do. -Richard Dawkins

Notoriously, the United States is the most religious of the Western advanced nations. It's a bit mysterious why that is. -Richard Dawkins

China was not at all what I expected it to be. I had an image of China as a very quaint and mysterious and peaceful place. Well, it's quaint and mysterious in some respects, but not in the ways I had thought. The people are mysterious. They don't often tell you what they feel. -Rosemary Mahoney

Does not a man physically tremble under the mere look of a wild beast or fellow-man that is stronger than himself? Does not a woman redden all over when she feels her lover's eyes on her? How then should one doubt the mysterious power of one individual over another? -Jane Welsh Carlyle

Most women I know are priestesses and healers… We are, all of us, sisters of a mysterious order. -Marianne Williamson

Chekhov understood that people are mysterious and can't be reduced to what we nowadays call 'motivation.' -Tom Stoppard

Concussions are still kind of a mysterious thing. -Sidney Crosby

When Kate Spade New York told me that we would be going to Dubai to celebrate the opening of two stores there, I was so thrilled – Dubai has been a place that I have wanted to visit for quite some time. There was something mysterious about Dubai that I wanted to see for myself so I could draw my own conclusions. -Brad Goreski

Glamour invites us to live in a different world. It has to simultaneously be mysterious, a little bit distant – that's why, often in these glamour shots, the person is not looking at the audience, it's why sunglasses are glamorous – but also not so far above us that we can't identify with the person. -Virginia Postrel

The human voice: mysterious, spontaneous, primal. For me, the human voice is the vessel on which all emotions travel – except perhaps jealousy. And the breath, the breath is the captain of that vessel. -Claron McFadden

Life can be less mysterious than we make it out to be when we try to think about how it would be on other planets. And if we remove the mystery of life, then I think it is a little bit easier for us to think about how we live, and how perhaps we're not as special as we always think we are. -Chris Adami

I'm a big believer in quantum physics, which says that the universe is more incredible and mysterious than any of us can imagine, which is my way of saying, 'Anything is possible, including angels.' -Caroline Leavitt

For years I'd thought my color was black: deep, dark, thoughtful, mysterious. Black, you can hide behind. But now I know it is red. -Jami Attenberg

Diane Arbus is one of the most mysterious, enigmatic, and frighteningly daring artists of the 20th century. Her work emerged from a deeply private place and profoundly affected all those who came into contact with it. -Steven Shainberg

Secret government programs that pry into people's private affairs are bound up with ideas about secrecy and privacy that arose during the process by which the mysterious became secular. -Jill Lepore

I don't think that TV on the Radio is some dark mysterious band that no one can know about. We write music because it's an immediate form of communication. We're able to put on record what's happening in our times, and we want that message to be heard by the most amount of people. -Dave Sitek

The Iron Curtain may be a thing of the past, but Mother Russia is as mysterious as ever. -Robert Gottlieb

In 2007, several musicologists contacted me at about the same time, expressing interest in the work of the mysterious Muriel Herbert, a few of whose songs they had come across. -Claire Tomalin

My room is dominated by the huge painting, which is a copy of 'The Violation' by the Belgian surrealist Paul Delvaux. The original was destroyed during the Blitz in 1940, and I commissioned an artist I know, Brigid Marlin, to make a copy from a photograph. I never stop looking at this painting and its mysterious and beautiful women. -J. G. Ballard

Film remains completely mystical and mysterious to me. -Nicolas Roeg

I'm not quite sure when I began to be troubled by the creeping sense of my own ludicrousness, but it persisted – and eventually grew into a fascination. I started writing about it. Thus, in His characteristically mysterious way, the Lord made clear His plans for me. -Glen Duncan

The press has always written that I am a recluse and a mysterious woman, but I am more down-to-earth than they think. -Agnetha Faltskog

My stories are often a little mysterious. -Chris Van Allsburg

One mysterious person looking at another mysterious person equals what? Another mystery. -Charlotte Rampling

Numerous observations made upon fevers, somnambulisms, and other human maladies, seem to prove that the moon does exercise some mysterious influence upon man. -Jules Verne

Empathy is the most mysterious transaction that the human soul can have, and it's accessible to all of us, but we have to give ourselves the opportunity to identify, to plunge ourselves in a story where we see the world from the bottom up or through another's eyes or heart. -Sue Monk Kidd

Fogs are like dreams that feed the soul, and without their mysterious embrace, childhood, courtship, poetry and the composition of music become all the more difficult. -Michael Leunig

The human relationship to combustion is as mysterious as it is fraught with madness. From the candle flame to the nuclear blast, it has lit up the human imagination with fear and fascination. -Michael Leunig

At the age of nine, I simultaneously fell in love with two Dutch sisters because they seemed so beautifully strange, and their clothes were mysterious and alluring – added to which, they could not speak a word of English. More than anything, I wanted to connect with them and embark on a vast journey of exploration. -Michael Leunig

Celebrity these days is completely for sale; it's not remotely mysterious. But there's something that remains glamorous and mysterious about royalty. -Tina Brown

Mammals are very close to us, but bugs are strange. They're more mysterious and exotic. -Isabella Rossellini

In the early '80s, my sound – especially that mysterious kind of synthesized sound that was used so much – every relatively cheap TV show eventually had it because it's not expensive. It's just one guy doing the whole soundtrack. So it was overdone. -Giorgio Moroder

Because I spend so much time traveling, I tend to do most of my reading on the same iPad on which I write. For me, it's words, not paper, that matter most in the end. This practice has had the additional benefit of greatly reducing the time I spend storming through the house, defaming the mysterious forces who 'hid my book.' -Scott Turow

It's kind of a mysterious process, but something will catch my attention, and I'll make a note about it. I may even write a few pages about it, and then I'll put it aside, but I'll sort of keep it in mind. Then as time goes on, other things will gather to it as if it's a magnet, almost, and eventually, there's enough to make the story. -Kim Edwards

I think there is sort of a general universal perception of me, or someone who looks like me, as someone who is kind of menacing, dark or mysterious. -Steven Bauer

Christmas always rustled. It rustled every time, mysteriously, with silver and gold paper, tissue paper and a rich abundance of shiny paper, decorating and hiding everything and giving a feeling of reckless extravagance. -Tove Jansson

Stories come to me in mysterious ways, more like dreams than reasoned creations. -Anthony Browne

Agatha Christie never wrote books that just started with a dead body, and a 'Let's find out who the murderer is', which is kind of mysterious but not that mysterious. She always started with, 'How can this thing be happening; isn't it strange?' -Sophie Hannah

My crime novels are highly structured. I never start out with a dead body. I start with an impossible scenario. Opening questions should be mysterious, weird, intriguing, and contain the seeds of the solution. The structure has to be meticulous – I'm a structure freak. -Sophie Hannah

Like any mum, I fear some mysterious illness befalling my children. -Cate Blanchett

Among all the characters mentioned in the Bible, none is more mysterious than Melchisedec; said to be without father, mother, or earthly kin, and holding the dual office of king and priest. -Max Heindel

My target audience is anyone who finds the world interesting and human behavior fascinating, terrible, inspiring, funny, and occasionally, mysterious. -Amy Bloom

There's a belief in some cultures that if a person experiences good fortune in financial terms and does not share the good fortune, when that person becomes ill with a mysterious fever and dies, people tend to say: 'Aha! It was because he didn't share. It was the spirits who brought him down.' -David Quammen

If someone says 'grunge' or 'punk,' you know what the sound is, but if you say 'No Wave,' it's kind of mysterious. That was the most interesting part and should have been the most inspirational thing about it… here's this collective sonic insanity, and none of it sounds anything alike. -Lydia Lunch

I don't do anything mysterious on purpose. I'm less than forthcoming, but that doesn't necessarily mean I'm mysterious. It just means I'm not inclined to go there. -Leon Redbone

I consider myself Istanbul's storyteller. My subject matter is my town. I consider it my job to explore the hidden patterns of my city's clandestine corners, its shady, mysterious places, the things I love. -Orhan Pamuk

People have to respond to the characters and respond to the situations that they're in. That said, it still has to be a compelling narrative that drives along and keeps people coming back week after week. So really, with any successful show you could name, there has to be a mysterious blend of both of those. -Adam Rayner

The creative process is mysterious; a conversation, a ride in the car, or a melody can trigger something. -Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Subtle horror is where you rarely see the blood and gore. The violent people are called splatter-punks, who prefer graphic, unrelenting, violent, fast-paced horror. I prefer horror stories with mysterious elements that are chock-full of suspense. -Richard Chizmar

When I first read Anne Frank's 'Diary of a Young Girl,' I saw for the first time that a girl could be a writer and that it had something to do with survival and with ethics and fighting against evil. I admired her, though her diary remained terrifying and mysterious to me. She was a character in a real fairy tale – fairy tales are brutal. -Kate Bernheimer

Hit songs are mysterious and slippery beasts; few artists have a lock on them. This means that many people, like me, have become fans of songs rather than fans of artists. -Dan Hill

I don't like science because I don't think it makes sense to put a definition on everything. It's a lot more exciting to think of things as mysterious. -King Tuff

'The Bradshaws' is the appropriately inappropriate English title given to an enigma – some hundreds of thousands of mysterious rock art paintings scattered through the wilds of the Kimberley, an area larger than Germany in the remote, scarcely populated northwest of Australia. -Richard Flanagan

What supposedly bound that Commonwealth together was a mysterious shared identity – Britishness. -Richard Flanagan

In reading, you sense the divine: the things that are larger and greater and more mysterious than yourself. -Richard Flanagan

My father's work is rather mysterious, not much said, and my grandfather's is robust, bursting off the walls. -Jamie Wyeth

The more things remain obscure and mysterious, the more they interest me. I even try to find mystery in things that have none. -Patrick Modiano

What I've learned about acting is that it needs to be mysterious. If you overthink how a beat needs to be played, it can trip you up. -Kate Winslet

I don't want to be mysterious. -Claire Denis

During my 'difficult teens,' I read about worlds that were mysterious. -Beeban Kidron

I had my bad-boy moment in my teens. I'll never do that again. It wasn't pleasant, and I learned my lesson. It was sexy and mysterious, and it's like, 'Look how cool they are,' but it's just not worth it. He was lying to me and accusing me of cheating – but then I realized he was the one cheating. -Jessica Biel

There are still so many questions to answer about the workings of the human body and, most mysterious of all, it is influenced by our state of mind. -Craig Venter

Whereas Superman is a godlike guy from another planet and Batman is this mysterious, unknowable billionaire, everyone in 'Spider-Man' is human and flawed. -Rhys Ifans

The world is much more mysterious than we ever thought. -James Redfield

Writing is a mysterious process, and many ideas come from deep within the imagination, so it's very hard to say how characters come about. Mostly, they just happen. -Michelle Paver

The great pleasure that comes from reading poets such as Mark Doty and Marianne Moore is the realisation that the essential virtues – compassion, wonder, humility, respect for the mysterious – are far from conventionally heroic. -John Burnside

'The Moonstone' was all I could have hoped for. A mysterious, cursed jewel, wrested from India, only to be stolen later from a great British mansion. Enigmatic, dangerous priests who follow it across the ocean in hopes of wresting it back. -Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Because atomic behavior is so unlike ordinary experience, it is very difficult to get used to, and it appears peculiar and mysterious to everyone – both to the novice and to the experienced physicist. -Richard P. Feynman

All living languages are promiscuous. We promiscuous speakers shamelessly shoplift words, plucking bons mots and phrases from any tempting language. We wear these words when we wish to be more formal, more elegant, more mysterious, worldly, precise, vague. -Rabih Alameddine

'The Magus,' usually described as a book for the young, is about learning that the world is a mysterious and limitless place, beyond our control, and all the more exciting – and daunting – because of it. -Sharon Bolton

I really think that studying theater early on really helped me to be able to identify how to get into a character, because it's such a mysterious thing. Learning objective acting in the beginning of my career was the best thing I could have ever done. -Sufe Bradshaw

There was a boy in my building who was my best friend when I was growing up. There was also a mysterious person on my corner who we called the Laughing Man. -Rebecca Stead

It's expected of novels that they should explain the world and create the illusion that things are ultimately logical and coherent. But that's not what I see around me. Often, events remain mysterious and unresolved, and our emotions reach no catharsis. -Damon Galgut

For thousands of years, poetry has been picturing love as a mysterious and tragic power. But when anyone says the same thing in plain prose, and adds that life would be colourless and poor without the great passions, then this is called immorality! -Ellen Key

The brain is probably the most mysterious subject there is. -Susumu Tonegawa

Some parts of our oceans, like the rich and mysterious recesses of our Atlantic submarine canyons and seamounts, are so stunning and sensitive they deserve to be protected from destructive activities. -Philippe Cousteau, Jr.

Most patients enter a doctor's office or hospital as if it were a Mayan temple, representing an ancient and mysterious culture with no language in common with the visitor. -Tom Brokaw

You may be guided by the unending effort of poets and artists, biologists and psychiatrists to describe that irreplaceable and still mysterious emotion so essential to the human condition, but all the search engines in the universe cannot compete with the first kiss. -Tom Brokaw

Russia! Russia… Everything in you is open, desolate and level; your squat towns barely protrude in the midst of the plains like dots, like counters; there is nothing to tempt or enchant the onlooker's gaze. But what is this inscrutable, mysterious force that draws me to you? -Nikolai Gogol

In that prehistoric time, before the Internet, before information floated in the ozone, I was a soccer novice who had never heard of Socrates until somebody pointed him out – swarthy, shaggy, tall, slender, mysterious. -George Vecsey

Volvo is like a mysterious, beautiful woman. We just look at her from far away, amazed. We don't dare get close to her. We're just a bunch of farm boys. -Li Shufu

I often heard Latvians compare Russia and America. Latvians find both countries and their leaders possessed of the same mysterious confidence. -Amity Gaige

To primitive man, the sky was wonderful, mysterious and awesome, but he could not even dream of what was within the golden disk or silver points of light so far beyond his reach. -Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

Man himself is a mysterious object, and the tools to probe his physiologic nature and function have developed only slowly through the millennia. -Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

China, hidden and mysterious, has always interested me. -Charles McCarry

I think we need to be sexy and kind of mysterious and still pretty and beautiful. I like to hear that when a man sings. I don't really want to hear about taking my clothes off. -Natalie Cole

I hold that there is a mysterious connection between the fate of this country and that of Mexico; so much so that her independence and capability of sustaining herself are almost as essential to our prosperity and the maintenance of our institutions as they are to hers. -John C. Calhoun

From sublime affairs of state to the stark and vulgar popular culture of our own contemporary lives, let's make this descent into the lower registers together and recognize the good, nasty fun of 'Gone Girl,' Chicago writer Gillian Flynn's novel about the mysterious disappearance of a clever and deceptive young Midwestern housewife. -Alan Cheuse

Career had a lot to do with 80 percent of my breakups. It's very tough to date a struggling musician. The idea of it is enticing and fun and mysterious. But the reality is long hours and hard work. I have a lot of respect for the women I've dated. -Taylor Hicks

In 2008, Bitcoin was mysteriously introduced to the world in an obscure, technical paper written under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. By late 2013, the financial press was filled with reportage on Bitcoin and its dramatic price increase. -Steve Hanke

On film, I'm very mysterious, but in life I'm very dull. -Jennifer Jason Leigh

The thing about 'Game of Thrones' is it doesn't pin too much of a focus on magic. It kind of paints it in the same way that mystical things are portrayed in our world, because you don't walk about Westeros and see wizards with staffs or magical wands. All the characters don't really believe in it. It's this mysterious hidden vein to Westeros. -Isaac Hempstead Wright

I am an agnostic, even though I respect and am interested in all religions. If there's something I believe in, it's a mysterious energy; the one that fills the oceans during tides, the one that unites nature and beings. -Monica Bellucci

Behind each woman rises the austere, sacred and mysterious face of Aphrodite. -Nikos Kazantzakis

At some point, I picked up an old library copy of 'To The Lighthouse' someone had bought for 25 cents. I began to read and didn't stop until the sun had blistered my back. A mysterious rightness, a beautiful submerged truth had invaded me, one that has ever since seemed slightly beyond my grasp. -Lauren Groff

I'm just interested in all of the different ways that a woman can be. We don't have enough, when it comes to American film, that shows all of the different complexities and ways that a woman is interesting and mysterious and dynamic and really complicated. -Brie Larson

For a production that suggests a mysterious dreamscape, I have a particular affection for the Vivian Beaumont Theater. It is the largest dramatic space available in New York City in terms of plays, although musicals have been done there very successfully as well. -Jack O'Brien

What I've always been most interested in is exposing the way stories and fantasies reconstitute our everyday reality. What appears to be non-fiction is not only totally mysterious, unfathomable, and strange when you really look at what it is. -Joshua Oppenheimer

Like all art, nonfiction film should invite, seduce, or force us to confront the most difficult, frightening or mysterious aspects of what it means to be human. -Joshua Oppenheimer

Storms of every sort, torrents, earthquakes, cataclysms, 'convulsions of nature,' etc., however mysterious and lawless at first sight they may seem, are only harmonious notes in the song of creation, varied expressions of God's love. -John Muir

From a purely positivist point of view, man is the most mysterious and disconcerting of all the objects met with by science. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The tricky thing is music is supposed to be very mysterious; the way it's made is mysterious. Then people like to get upset with the music business. -Cam

The fact that some things are mysterious or that they touch on mystery isn't in some way a capitulation, and one should realize that there are some things that we may never understand and, to that extent, should be humbled by that. -Simon Conway Morris

People are afraid of their own lives. Shouldn't your goal be to have a meaningful life? Unknown, mysterious, thrilling? -John McAfee

Rhett Butler is very mysterious. He disappears, he reappears, God knows where he goes. We know nothing about his family to speak of. -Donald McCaig

The relationships we have with dogs seem simple enough and often are taken for granted. But these relationships can be deep and mysterious, and not at all simple. -Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

For me, everything about the telling is guided by tone. It's a bit mysterious; it's either there, or it isn't. -Rachel Kushner

Happiness is a mysterious concept. It seems to work best as futurity: at that point I will be happy, et cetera. I feel like I experience small pieces of joy day to day. -Rachel Kushner

Without the emotion of the beautiful, the sublime, the mysterious, there is no art, no religion, no literature. -John Burroughs

If you put four different people on a podium conducting the same downbeat, you get four different sounds. It's a little mysterious and fascinating. There's so much you can do with motions and body movements besides giving accurate beats. -Itzhak Perlman

Series television is kind of intensive in terms of time. You fall hard for TV writing, but it's almost love-hate. You're under pressure all the time, but that pressure gets interesting things out of you that are, you know, mysterious. -Winnie Holzman

New, unfamiliar, and mysterious threats to our health are scary. At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – where we identify, on average, one new health threat each year – we work around the clock with an approach that prioritizes finding out what we need to know as fast as we can to protect Americans. -Tom Frieden

I remember reading the book in high school and always thinking of Gatsby as this strong, stoic, suave, mysterious man who had everything under control. But when I read it as an adult, I realised he is a hollow man, a shell of a person trying to find meaning, who is not completely in touch with reality. -Leonardo DiCaprio

The business of taking a book and transforming into a script to make this thing called a film – it's a mysterious process to me; sometimes it works. -Geoff Dyer

The world is a more mysterious place than we admit sometimes – there is more to the world than just human evil. -Scott Derrickson

To see yourself, and for others to see you, is a form of validation. I'm interested in that very mysterious and mystical way we relate to each other in the world. -Mickalene Thomas

I've always been interested in oral traditions and mythological stories and legends from antiquity that have to do with nature, attempts to explain mysterious or puzzling, or very striking phenomena from nature. Things that people observed or heard about in nature. -Adrienne Mayor

'Codename Baboushka' is an action-packed modern pulp spy thriller, in the sort of British tradition of 'Modesty Blaise', New Avengers and of course James Bond. It's a book about Contessa Annika Malikova, the last of a noble Russian line and an enigmatic, mysterious figure in New York high society. -Antony Johnston

While my mother lived, I always felt to a certain degree as if I had somebody who was my superior and who exercised a mysterious protection over me. I belonged to something – I hung to something – there is nothing that has so much reverence and religion in it as affection to parents. -William Godwin

Religion is among the most beautiful and most natural of all things – that religion which 'sees God in clouds and hears Him in the wind,' which endows every object of sense with a living soul, which finds in the system of nature whatever is holy, mysterious and venerable, and inspires the bosom with sentiments of awe and veneration. -William Godwin

Careers are funny things. They begin mysteriously and, just as mysteriously, they can end; and I am at just the very beginning of what I hope will be a long and satisfying life in the theater. But, whatever happens, I am grateful to have had my novice work received so well, and so quickly. -Edward Albee

I always love novels that open up a subject to me – like raising a window to a beautiful, mysterious world outside. -David Ebershoff

I first wrote about Michael Jackson in the 1980s. His skin was growing paler, his features thinner, and his aura more feminine. Some called him a traitor to his race. Some fussed about his gender fluidity. I saw him as a post-modern shape-shifter. But the shifts grew more extreme and mysterious. -Margo Jefferson

Noir was a brainchild of the United States. And most of the creators of classic noir – novelists and screenwriters, directors and cameramen – were men. Women were their mysterious, sometimes villainous, always seductive objects of desire. -Margo Jefferson

I really love horror novels, horror films, that are pointing at deeper ideas and thematic meaning. It's a way of thinking about films differently; that's what I think I like the most about it. I love the fact that's it's pointing at a more mysterious world – that the world is more of a mysterious place than we tend to let ourselves believe. -Scott Derrickson

I always have a strange feeling that projects choose you. It's always mysterious. -Denis Villeneuve

We yearn for the beautiful, the unknown, and the mysterious. -Issey Miyake

I've seen a few wild grizzly bears, mostly in Alaska and British Columbia, and always from a distance. But each grizzly I've caught sight of was as fearsome and sublime as the last. You never get used to their raw power and massive bodies, or the mysterious intelligence in their dark, close-set eyes. -Lydia Millet

God moves in mysterious ways. All gods do. It's the only way they can work. -Brian Stableford

I guess what I'm trying to say is that writing is mysterious; you don't ever truly know where it is coming from, so don't edit yourself line by line. Don't get in your own way. Whatever is truly there at the core, that is your voice. -Tavi Gevinson

Scriabin, as you know, is a mystic composer. His music is supersensuous, superromantic, and supermysterious. Everything is super; it is all a little overboard. Anyway, my parents were pleased that I played for him. -Vladimir Horowitz

There are times when what you do will be mysterious to everyone… times when you have to change directions before people are ready. Just because someone does something that critics don't like or understand doesn't mean you're failing as a musician. It probably means you're growing. -Jeff Buckley

I've always liked the electric guitar better. Even though the acoustic can be a very sexy and mysterious instrument, I can go to way more places with an electric. -Jeff Buckley

I don't know anyone who's ever taken a bus. It's a mysterious form of transportation. -Christopher Guest

The judiciary wields enormous power but is utterly mysterious to most Americans. People know more about 'American Idol' judges than Supreme Court judges. Done right, social media is a high-octane tool to boost civic awareness. -Don Willett

The alchemy of a fight card is a mysterious thing. Even the most meticulous matchmaking can sometimes misfire. -Katie Kitamura

We act in ways that are mysterious to ourselves. -Katie Kitamura

I like being mysterious as an actress. -Morgan Saylor

Listening to a FNM record is like a visit from a mysterious relative who knows more about your family than you did. -Greg Gutfeld

I always hated how I looked on camera. I never put a face to my music, which actually made the music that much more mysterious. -The Weeknd

I am as mysterious to myself as I am mysterious to others. -Leonora Carrington

I like darker, mysterious scents and things that reflect my personality. -Kat Graham

There is a mysterious way in which orchestras keep a sense of their history and what they've done. I still listen to the L.A. Philharmonic and feel that Giulini was there. -Simon Rattle

I wanted to fold into the 'Hellraiser' narrative something about the guy – the Frenchman Lemarchand – who made the mysterious box, which raises Pinhead. I figured, 'Well, what would have happened to him?' He might well have been taken to Devil's Island, and I thought that would be a pretty cool place to start the movie. -Clive Barker

I had travelled to a lot of cities in Europe before, but Prague was special. It held a mysterious attraction for me for during the time I was there. -Arfi Lamba

I remember, as a kid, going into other people's houses. Everything was different. The smells in the kitchen were different; the clothing was different. That bothered me. There's something very mysterious about other families and the way they function. -Sam Shepard

'I am not adopted; I have mysterious origins.' I have said that sentence many times in the course of my life as an adopted person. -Ellen Ullman

We have people we admire, like Einstein, saying mystery is the most beautiful thing a human being can experience. Yet, everywhere in our culture, everything that is truly mysterious is immediately dismissed. -Mark Rylance

A dress will never make a woman sexy, fatale, magnificent, mysterious. It's a way of walking, of standing, or existing, the way you give your hand or your regard. That's what makes the dress. -Sonia Rykiel

Genes are mysterious things, still unpredictable after all of our research, flecks of humanity that can destroy lives but, just as often, can teach us to appreciate the strange wonder of our existence. -Monica Hesse

At the end of the 18th century, a young British explorer named George Bogle became one of the first Westerners to penetrate the mysterious and reclusive realm of Druk Yul, or 'Dragon Land.' -Lawrence Osborne

One of the world's most successful and yet mysterious companies in the world, Samsung Electronics, has been operating without its leader for months and likely will continue to do so for some time to come. -Adam Lashinsky

What makes Samsung so mysterious is that it's not altogether clear who leads the company or what its leaders do. The company follows an avowedly Confucian model of consensus-driven decision-making, values bone-crushingly hard work, and shows tremendous deference to the founding Lee family, despite its lack of a controlling interest in its shares. -Adam Lashinsky

I think music took hold of me and captured my imagination at such a formative age that I ascribe a mysteriousness to it, and I exalt it and take it seriously in a way that I think has just permeated my life ever since. And I'm less interested in music that is novelty or jokey or ironic. -Carrie Brownstein

I never admit to wishing I'd written something by another author, but if my name mysteriously appeared on the title page of 'The Guns of August,' I wouldn't complain. -H. W. Brands

A lot of people don't give their audiences credit. You can leave it a little mysterious. They can think about it. -David Leitch

For me, a theatre is a dark place. It should be mysterious; it's where we go to get away from all the utilitarian things we do in the daylight. -Anohni

The reason I wrote 'Hit List' is the 50 mysterious deaths of witnesses to the JFK assassination. We're talking about CIA agents, FBI agents, reporters, people who had foreknowledge, or people who spoke too much afterward. -Richard Belzer

I've always been captivated by the Voynich Manuscript – the mysterious, 15th-century encrypted codex that still baffles cryptologists, linguists, and historians. -Dan Brown

Kate Moss, for example – she's never given a lot of interviews. She stays so mysterious. Nobody knows who she is, really. -Anna Ewers

I find that I'm really attracted to mysterious creatives, and I love people that are able to put their emotions out there for not just the world to see, but just that are giving of their emotions, but a little bit mysterious and elusive as well. -Lily Collins

When you're not able to play ball anymore, you see who's really there for you. I would say that God works in mysterious ways, and He gets rid of your friends for you – the ones who were never really your real friends. -Stefon Diggs

Talking to other people about a part is not helpful for me. It's such an internal and complicated and still kind of mysterious process. -Casey Affleck

Economists have understood since the Victorian era that the main benefits of trade come from comparative advantage: the idea that people can specialize in what they're good at and then benefit from exchange. The principle is no more mysterious than specialization in the labor market. -David Autor

So much about Trump is… mysterious and slippery. Everything in his business record, you had to ask him for the details. He made himself the only source. He would either not tell you, or he was often an unreliable narrator about his own life. -David Fahrenthold

People used to think that biological clocks were not only mysterious, they were seen almost as miracles. This is no longer the case. -Jeffrey C. Hall

Writing is a sufficiently lonely and mysterious pastime that I don't begrudge myself a talisman or two, so long as they don't become ways of distracting myself from the glum inescapability of actual work. -Ben Dolnick

There's this narrative that is entrenched in some of the professions that there's this mysterious thing called 'socioeconomic status' that is immutably correlated with health. And it isn't. -Angus Deaton

There is much that remains mysterious about why some countries grow rapidly and some grow slowly. -Angus Deaton

Claire Denis's 'Beau Travail' is one of Denis's greatest achievements. One of the most mysterious and beautiful endings in movies. -Karyn Kusama

If I could make Panther tough, mysterious, wily, and often at odds with his 'Avengers' comrades, that was a character I'd find interesting. -Christopher Priest

Digital is my safety net. I know how to use it, how to operate those cameras; it makes sense to me. Film is much more mysterious. -David Lowery

Acting is different from mental gymnastics. You try to discover as much about the character as you can, but a large area is mysterious. -Faye Dunaway

I can say, with a little arrogance, that I could be an actor, a cameraman, a writer, but composers are the most mysterious people. -Milos Forman

Like most people, I find my own experiences – and my emotional responses to those experiences – fascinating and mysterious, even those that are a bit shaming and a little repellent. -Scott Spencer

I believe God talks to us in mysterious ways. I knew if I did not pay attention to His message, I was going to do life in prison, or I was going to end up dead. -Richard Cabral

Every sense has the power to transport us through time, but it's taste I find the most mysterious, and writing about it often results in tortured metaphors. -Rumaan Alam

Music has an intrinsic meaning, which has always been mysterious to me. -Jordan Peterson

I'm hands-on with everything. From music to a car to remodeling a house – anything. People don't know that stuff, though, 'cause I put all my focus into music and being mysterious a little bit. -Valee

Money and one of its embodiments, social class, are both riveting and mysterious to children. And if we don't challenge today's stigma around class status, it will warp a new generation's experience of an even more important class – the kind in which they learn. And that's one thing we simply can't afford. -Alissa Quart

My thesis project was to identify quasars, which are very distant, very energetic objects and still quite mysterious. -Jocelyn Bell Burnell

When we did 'The Dragons' Trilogy,' China was a big, mysterious piece of rock that we never thought would even move. It was impenetrable, impossible to deal with. -Robert Lepage

In Grade 2, when we had to do a presentation in front of the class, I'd always do things about Ireland or Italy. I could draw maps; I could name all the capitals: I was completely drawn to other lands. I discovered with time that it's a thirst for other people, for otherness, for something fascinating and mysterious. -Robert Lepage

The deep fascination with the mysterious, and the impulse to seek and locate ourselves in the cosmic context, seems to be imprinted in our DNA and psyches. -Priyamvada Natarajan

I take music very seriously, but it's important to me that my music is – I don't know if 'intuitive' is the word, but there's a really important element of something kind of mysterious. It's not academic or esoteric. -Julia Holter

I think what's interesting in L.A. is that there's a lot of variety because L.A. is very spread out. I think there is a lot I don't know about, to be completely honest. It's a very mysterious town. -Julia Holter

Possibly because I earn my living as a writer of fiction and possibly because it's just the sensible thing to do, I like to pay attention to everything I come across, including things that evoke the uncanny or the mysterious. -Philip Pullman

There'll always be a part of me that wants to remain mysterious. -Roisin Murphy

I feel like 'Leftovers' is dealing with subject matter that's kind of taboo when you're talking about religion and faith. They found a way to make it mysterious and intriguing without making people upset. -Regina King

We are united in that we are all human beings, and we are all together on this horrible, painful, joyous, exciting, and mysterious ride that is being alive. -David Harbour

The human brain works in, so far, mysterious and wondrous ways that are completely different than the ways that computers calculate. Things like appetite or emotion, how do those function in the brain? -Paul Allen

A lot of people say I am very mysterious. It takes a lot to know me. -Ileana D'Cruz

The occult sciences were simply ancient technologies for making the occult or unseen manifest in the world – whether that was the influence of the stars and planets, the mysterious meanings of lines inscribed in your palm, or forms of action at a distance like magic and spells. -Deborah Harkness

We live in a world where we think the mysterious is retreating farther and farther from our lives and eventually we will know all there is to know. I love the idea that somehow, there are still things that can be magical. -Deborah Harkness

I don't try to make things mysterious on purpose; I just try to make them interesting. -Poppy

In those of us who have the mysterious ability to amuse others, it is usually the case that even before we were aware of our own abilities, we had become practiced at laughing more than other children in our social circle. -Steve Allen

Qing Cheng Mountain was a direct influence on the mysterious final shot of 'Kung Fu Panda 2.' -Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Music is a mysterious phenomenon – it seems both to magically overwhelm and sublimate our suffering, but also to starkly dignify the struggles of our daily life. -Andrew W.K.

It was Stevie Nicks who made the biggest impression and really resonated with me. I found her intriguing and liked her voice. Her songs were kind of mysterious, and she was a woman in a rock band. -Tiffany Darwish

I enjoy being mysterious. I enjoy the notoriety it brings. -Christian Laettner

L.A. is, on one hand, very mysterious; it's very modern. It's a mysterious place – it's a haunting place – and everything in our culture around the world of entertainment leads back to Hollywood. -Nicolas Winding Refn

I loved anything spooky, mysterious, or frightening. -Matt Skiba

The two most mysterious things in our lives are birth and death. They are both miraculous events; one brings shiny, brand new life into the world, and the other snuffs it out like that. That person isn't there anymore. -Timothy B. Schmit

The world is so mysterious, and there's so many social interactions where I have no idea what I'm supposed to do – what's being asked of me, what's expected of me. -Pete Holmes

'Ajnabee' is a thriller. I play a married man trapped by mysterious circumstances. The film does have a lot of romance and action, but it's not based on 'Consenting Adults.' -Bobby Deol

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