Best Quotes About Mystical

There are mystically in our faces certain characters which carry in them the motto of our souls, wherein he that cannot read A, B, C may read our natures. -Thomas Browne

Blake said that the body was the soul's prison unless the five senses are fully developed and open. He considered the senses the 'windows of the soul.' When sex involves all the senses intensely, it can be like a mystical experence. -Jim Morrison

The relationship between a Russian and a bottle of vodka is almost mystical. -Richard Owen

The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour. -William James

I firmly believe that all human beings have access to extraordinary energies and powers. Judging from accounts of mystical experience, heightened creativity, or exceptional performance by athletes and artists, we harbor a greater life than we know. -Jean Houston

Sex is a doorway to something so powerful and mystical, but movies usually depict it in a completely flat way. -David Lynch

Scotsmen are metaphisical and emotional, they are sceptical and mystical, they are romantic and ironic, they are cruel and tender, and full of mirth and despair. -William Dunbar

The mystical poetry of William Blake's artwork also forms the basis for the album cover. -Bruce Dickinson

That the God-man died for his people, and that His death is their life, is an idea which was in some degree foreshadowed by the older mystical sacrifices. -William Robertson Smith

It is not a mystical thing, however, it is obvious and practical and I think that what the performer does is to try to get to that point with every choice you make from the phrasing in a tune to the choice of tunes. -Leo Kottke

You just kind of have faith. If that sounds kind of mystical, it's because I really don't know how it works, but I trust that it does. I try to write the way I read, in order to find out what happens next. -Richard Russo

What I do deny is that you can build any enduring society without some such mystical ethos. -Herbert Read

What I do is not some magical, mystical thing. I simply get up in the morning, get to work on time, say my lines, and do the best I can. -Parker Stevenson

I suppose meeting people whether it's in real life and actually shaking their flesh and blood hand or shaking the mystical hand of the character all rub off on you in some way. -Janet Suzman

All roads indeed lead to Rome, but theirs also is a more mystical destination, some bourne of which no traveller knows the name, some city, they all seem to hint, even more eternal. -Richard Le Gallienne

And when I go to see plays, I marvel at how people can do that. I've done it all my life, but I still find it mystical. -Victor Garber

I ain't got no magical powers and mystical trips and all that kind of crap. It's kind of silly. -Charles Manson

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

My first thought when I came here was that I understood why there are so many great Irish writers – because there is something mystical in the air. There's always this cloudy, moody sky and it's challenging. -Christopher Meloni

It is possible to spend one's entire lifetime without ever experiencing the mystical realms or even without being aware of their existence. -Stanislav Grof

As for the long-term future: I am prepared to see in this a vision, not a mystical way but in a realistic way, of a population exchange on a much more important scale and including larger territories. -Moshe Sharett

I see Canada as a country torn between a very northern, rather extraordinary, mystical spirit which it fears and its desire to present itself to the world as a Scotch banker. -Robertson Davies

Nothing is more witty and grotesque than ancient mythology and Christianity; that is because they are so mystical. -Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

It is the eternal truth in the political as well as the mystical body, that, where one member suffers, all the members suffer with it. -Junius

Creative thinking – in terms of idea creativity – is not a mystical talent. It is a skill that can be practised and nurtured. -Edward de Bono

Anyone who really studies Catholicism deeply is aware of the mystical nature of our faith. Even references to Christ's mystical body has connections to that principle. -Dennis Kucinich

I feel very at home in an empty church. I feel the most protected. It's very mystical. -Jean Dujardin

I like how Ralph Lauren creates a mystical world through his clothing. -Ezra Koenig

I like to say magic is the world's second oldest profession, a mystical and often awe-inspiring spectacle that, throughout the ages, has blended superstition, trickery and religion. -Criss Angel

Future generations will know there's nothing mystical about wetware because by 2100, Moore's law will have given us tiny quantum computers powerful enough to upload a human soul. -Frank Tipler

Our rational minds often attempt to minimise or negate the mystical encounters. We forget the power of our experiences. We must embrace the reality of that event, which is a miracle. -Brian Weiss

When we cultivate mystical awareness or transcendent identity – which is a natural outgrowth of meditation and other practices – what happens is that we begin to take a witness position on our own lives, and that includes our minds. -James Redfield

One wonders how far spiritual and political leaders can genuinely lead us without some degree of mystical seeing and action. -Richard Rohr

Meditation is not the construction of something foreign, it is not an effort to attain and then hold on to a particular experience. We may have a secret desire that through meditation we will accumulate a stockpile of magical experiences, or at least a mystical trophy or two, and then we will be able to proudly display them for others to see. -Sharon Salzberg

Many of my fellow atheists consider all talk of 'spirituality' or 'mysticism' to be synonymous with mental illness, conscious fraud, or self-deception. I have argued elsewhere that this is a problem – because millions of people have had experiences for which 'spiritual' and 'mystical' seem the only terms available. -Sam Harris

Since the time of St. Jerome, it was mandatory for any kind of scholar or thinker to spend time out in the desert in solitude. It's no coincidence that the desert has been a major part of the visionary or mystical experience from the beginning of time. -Bill Viola

If you accept the belief that baptism incorporates us in the mystical body of Christ, into the divine DNA, then you might say that the Holy Spirit is present in each of us, and thus we have the capacity for the fullness of redemption, of transformation. -Thomas Keating

Writing is work. It takes a lot of contemplation, concentration, and out-and-out sweat. People tend to romanticize it, that somehow your work appears by benefit of some mystical external force. In reality, to be a writer, you have to sit down and write. It's work, and often it's hard work. -Wendelin Van Draanen

Some say that sudden knowledge of mystical matters is accomplished only in complete quietude, or that Creator, in one of God's many forms, appears only in orderly ways that are beauteous and picturesque, or that the mystical appears only in completely silent ways. All are true. Except for the 'only' part. -Clarissa Pinkola Estes

In my own life, I think legends of supernatural, mythic things are really just a manifestation of the collective unconscious. So I don't really get freaked out. I mean certainly, you read about things people did to each other in the pursuit of some mystical or occult goal, and it's horrifying. But that's just human nature. -Alan Ball

I've had encounters with animals that have been really mystical. I've always been really into animals. But the way they appear in the paintings, they come from my mind's eye more than: 'I'm gonna draw a dog now.' It isn't thought out: 'Now I'm gonna draw a bird.' They just appear. -John Lurie

I had a mystical experience when I was in my late teens, early 20s, and I spent years trying to recapture that. -John Lurie

Music is almost mystical to me. It really has an incredibly powerful force. -Gloria Estefan

I don't have much of an attention span for TV – I nod off during the basketball playoffs – but when I watch 'Game of Thrones' on On Demand, I'm glued to the set. It's mystical and addictive. Tyrion Lannister, that's my man. -Steve Harvey

I don't spend a lot of time thinking about scary demons, but I think that there are things in this world that are unexplainable that are mystical or paranormal. The possibility is there, definitely. -Katie Featherston

Turkey was fantastic, Turkey was, like, mystical and such a special place. Just unique, something that's really hard to describe, such beauty, those mountains and the stone is kind of, eroded? Special erosion which makes what you see just something that seems, it's been made for a movie, it's like something out of fantasy, except it's real. -Violante Placido

I feel in me the vocation of the Priest. I have the vocation of the Apostle. Martyrdom was the dream of my youth, and this dream has grown with me. Considering the mystical body of the Church, I desired to see myself in them all. -Thérèse of Lisieux

It is now an article of absolute faith among Republicans that 'the government' is an entity separate from 'the American people,' which they say the same way that the old Jesuits talked about 'the mystical Body of Christ.' It is now an ironclad commandment of conservative orthodoxy that 'the government' is something parasitic and alien. -Charlie Pierce

The Eucharistic sacrifice of the body and blood of Christ embraces in turn the mystery of our Lord's continuing passion in the members of his mystical body, the church in every age. -Pope Benedict XVI

For me, acting goes to a special place; it's almost mystical. You have to let go of what you think is good; it's a jump into trust, and trying to reach without wanting too much. -Juliette Binoche

I love horses. There's something practical and mystical about them. -William Shatner

I'm always aiming for some magic in films if I can find a mystical quality either in a song or in a moment or a character's intention. -Jean-Marc Vallee

I love getting to bounce around and explore so much. I love Scandinavia. I love Spain. It's so mystical and romantic, yet it's gritty. -Jason Mraz

Just think for how long humanity was controlled by mystical, magical thinking – the diseases and suffering that led to. We managed to survive, but just barely. It wasn't pretty. -Neil deGrasse Tyson

There's a mystical strain in every country, and eclipses are likely to bring that out. -Richard Dawkins

Priests, ministers and rabbis are asking where the children are going. Slowly but surely, they're seeing that people are hungry for something beyond the doctrine. It isn't that they don't want religious truth. But they want the mystical core, the heart of the religious truth. -Marianne Williamson

When I was 17, I had an experience that I later learned could be called a 'mystical experience.' It was almost violent. No faces, voices, nothing like that. It is like the world burst and flamed into life all around me. That is not a great image, but it is as good as I will ever do. -Barbara Ehrenreich

I became a student of the history of religion. I am fascinated by how religions often center on mystical experience, and in the Old Testament tradition you find flames, the burning bush. -Barbara Ehrenreich

I have seen that our best presidents were the do-nothing presidents: Millard Fillmore, Warren G. Harding. When you have a president who does things, we are all in serious trouble. If he does anything at all, if he gets up at night to go the bathroom, somehow, mystically, trouble will ensue. -Utah Phillips

My grandfather was a very mystical guy who travelled from Argentina to Chile, across the mountains with a donkey, carrying the Torah. -Alejandro Jodorowsky

I think the word 'soul' – it depends on what you define by 'soul.' If you're defining it as a mystical aura that is outside the body, I cannot measure that. If you're talking about soul as human nature, the rank of spectrum of behaviors and reactions that we know humans produce under certain circumstances, that is measurable. -Miguel Nicolelis

Something mystical happens to every writer who goes to the Masters for the first time, some sort of emotional experience that results in a search party having to be sent out to recover his typewriter from a clump of azaleas. -Dan Jenkins

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

The first time I read something, I have this special feeling of being fully engaged with it. It's fresh to the audience because it's fresh to me. It's a little mystical, but I really believe that. -Peter Coyote

All my books reflect travel adventures of some kind, and all have a soul: a spiritual or mystical underpinning. -O. R. Melling

I've been a huge fan of all things paranormal my whole life. For me, it was always a question of when, not if, I was going to write a paranormal series. I dipped my toe in the genre by incorporating a mystical curse into the 'MacCarrick Brothers Trilogy.' -Kresley Cole

My feeling is that writing is, for me, a pathological condition. That could sound like a mystical experience, and it may be a mystical experience, but I have learnt just to go with it. -Alan Garner

I have always had a mystical attitude toward inspiration. That's my nature. -Madison Smartt Bell

With sculpting, nothing is cloudy or mystical. It's just about this object, and if you're trying to depict reality, and you do it well, then the outcome is the truth. -Channing Tatum

Generating ideas isn't some mystical talent that you have to be born with: it's a skill you can develop. -Charles Stross

Young people are fascinated with the idea of love, maybe because they haven't experienced it. The older you get, the more jaded you become with this, like, mystical love thing. It's not as exciting because it's not unknown. -Nikki Reed

I have never forgotten the almost mystical power over an audience a storyteller has, when the story is deep and links you. -Isobelle Carmody

We have a tendency to think of war as this quasi-mystical thing, and that interpretation flattens the experience – by using different perspectives, I wanted to open a place for readers to compare and contrast, to make judgments, to engage. -Phil Klay

War is an arena for the display of courage and virtue. Or war is politics by other means. War is a quasi-mystical experience where you get in touch with the real. There are millions of narratives we impose to try to make sense of war. -Phil Klay

In theory, parents are supposed to empathize with one other – find common cause in the fervent desire to preserve and protect the world for the next generation, and connect on some deep, almost mystical level that those poor souls who have not experienced this kind of all-consuming love cannot possibly comprehend. -Adam Mansbach

In my research, I learned that the Boxers' kung fu wasn't all that formalized. The vast majority of them didn't belong to some age-old martial arts tradition. They were basically poor, starving teenagers doing the best they could to figure out how to fight, relying more on their mystical beliefs than formal training. -Gene Luen Yang

Romanians have a particular love for poetry and have a beautiful, vivid language. The poets they love are not versifiers like Vadim Tudor, but genuinely complex mystical souls like Mircea Cartarescu. -Andrei Codrescu

I have a mystical bent, and I pursue daily meditations that follow the liturgical calendar – what are called the 'daily offices' of the church. -Jay Parini

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

The Lowcountry traditionally is a logical place where the big ships stopped and brought new things in from the ocean, and the islands have a mystical tradition. It is such a visual place, too, with these iconic villages with the Spanish moss and the village and historical homes and the coast. -Margaret Stohl

I am a little too absorbed by science to be able to philosophise much; but the more I look into myself, the more I find myself possessed by the conviction that it is only the science of Christ running through all things, that is to say true mystical science, that really matters. I let myself get caught up in the game when I geologise. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I have finally decided to write my book on the spiritual life. I mean to put down as simply as possible the sort of ascetical or mystical teaching that I have been living and preaching so long. I call it 'Le Milieu Divin,' but I am being careful to include nothing esoteric and the minimum of explicit philosophy. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

That song didn't just happen. It grew out of my experiences. 'American Pie' was part of my process of self-awakening: a mystical trip into my past. -Don McLean

When you do your heart's calling, when you're doing what moves you, all good things happen. That may sound a little too mystical for some people, but I really do believe it. -Megan Shull

Writing does produce a very unique satisfaction. There are times when I'm writing that it's frustrating or appalling or difficult, but when it goes well, it goes really well, and there is a feeling of rightness, like I'm doing the thing I was meant to do, almost in a mystical way, like I'm at an appropriate angle to the world. -Rachel Kushner

It really does not matter whether one believes a mystical entity created the universe 5,000 or 10,000 million years ago – both are equally irrational, unsubstantiated claims of no fundamental validity. -Harry Kroto

The ritual of film-going in some sense replaced that of churchgoing, because you share something communal, sometimes mystical. -Geoff Dyer

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

The druidical claims for Stonehenge seem to belong to that bonkers-but-persistent strand of Englishness that believes there is something particularly mystical about the English themselves, who were clearly a chosen people. -Justin Cartwright

Arik is suffused with a mystical belief about Jerusalem. -Reuven Rivlin

When I was in government, what we would used to mystically call 'the kinetic option' was way down on our list. In my personal thinking – in my personal thinking, I need to emphasize that – I have begun to consider that that may not be the worst of all possible outcomes. -Michael Hayden

I can't help but view the world mystically. It's how I see it. I'm not a strict materialist. I think there's much more to the world than what we see with our five senses. -Scott Derrickson

Islam is, to be sure, a big tent, and the one and a half billion Muslims in the world run the gamut from mystical, moderate, pacific Sufis to Salafists. -Peter Bergen

Cobain the writer is funny and self-aware and snotty with a knack for off-the-cuff profundity. Remarking to a friend that his band will be called 'Nirvana,' he scribbles next to it the words 'Oooh eerie mystical doom.' -Karan Mahajan

In 'Spinal Tap,' there's the fake historical quality of 'Stonehenge.' It's something the musicians look at with a mystical reverence. In folk music, it's the seriousness with which these people approach their 'art.' -Christopher Guest

During my first round of law school applications, I didn't even apply to Yale, Harvard, or Stanford – the mystical 'top three' schools. I didn't think I had a chance at those places. More important, I didn't think it mattered; all lawyers get good jobs, I assumed. -J. D. Vance

I came from a tradition where souls were a theological reality, not a faith reality. Souls were for saving, not for communing. Souls were for converting and, once they were converted, they were to be left alone. Souls were too mystical, too subjective, too ambiguous, too risky, too… well, you know – New Age-ish. -Mike Yaconelli

There are some things people avoid saying in interviews because they sound pompous or sentimental or too mystical. -Derek Walcott

If I had to read only one author, it would be Gabriel Garcia Marquez because I love the mystical, magical quality of his writing. -Tory Burch

My hike up the Snake Path at Masada was mystical. The fog rolled in, enveloping the entire mountain. -Richard Edelman

Music is something so mystical, so unexplainably a thing you cannot put in the rules or boundaries, you know? It speaks about our feelings about questions of life and death. It goes absolutely beyond any kind of rules. -Andris Nelsons

Wagner always opens you a second breath, and then you go on, and you are absolutely into his musical world, and you can't stop, and you can listen for four hours, five hours, six hours, and then you are like in his mystical hands of his music. He's such a great poet of music. -Andris Nelsons

If talking about arts means being pretentious, a bit like being a wine critic, then I don't feel comfy with that. You can get a lot from paintings without getting mystical about brush strokes. -Mary Beard

Basketball can give us a kind of mystical awareness. Everything seems focused and in balance. -John Edgar Wideman

It was honestly like 'Annie.' One day I was alone in a cold, dark Eastern European orphanage, and then the next day I was in an enchanted, mystical land known as Walmart. -Oksana Masters

The thing I find really special in performance is that there is this slightly mystical thing that takes over when you're responding to a crowd and engaging in people's imaginations collectively in a room. I've always thought that one of the most incredible things about being alive is going to see some kind of performance like that. -Johnny Flynn

Mermaids are just the most whimsical, mystical creatures of all time. -Jazz Jennings

Not to get too sort of mystical, but I believe in fate. I believe when roles are presented to me in my life they're for a very specific reason, something for me to learn. -Audra McDonald

I have amassed an enormous amount of songs about every particular condition of humankind – children's songs, marriage songs, death songs, love songs, epic songs, mystical songs, songs of leaving, songs of meeting, songs of wonder. I pretty much have got a song for every occasion. -Donovan

The motivation to do anything – like change your entire life around – doesn't just come from some magical, mystical place within you. Action is both the effect of motivation and the cause of it. -Mark Manson

I think December has always been the most haunted month, from the gothic-narrative point of view – a lot of Edgar Allan Poe stories are set in December. It's the last month of the year, and it's supposed to be sort of this mystical, spiritual month. And being Swedish, December is also the darkest month out of the year. -Bill Skarsgard

Carnegie was a life-long dream because I was a born New Yorker. I was born in upstate New York, and we've played Radio City, and we've played The Beacon, but Carnegie was this mystical place, you know? -Joe Bonamassa

For some people, maybe my artwork just seems like fantasy or something. However, if you have had any kind of a mystical or cosmic experience, I guess, then people seem to recognize the territory. -Alex Grey

I'm not an intensely mystical person. I don't do numerology. I'm a Cancer, but that's as far as I go. -Rosa Salazar

Movies would be like a broad painted canvas… or a mystical process which cannot really be explained, like, 'What is electricity?' Along with the images that go on the screen, there's a corridor of dialogue that can happen through motion pictures, whether you're aware of it or not. -Wayne Shorter

The California tract houses are like the mundane meeting the mystical. Sometimes if you're driving at twilight, and you see those houses, and they're starting to light up, there's something so beautiful, so ethereal about the fact that they're all pretty similar, set against this desert landscape and the light just hitting them a certain way. -Zal Batmanglij

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