Explanation separates us from astonishment, which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible. - Eugene Ionesco
Our imagination loves to be filled with an object or to grasp at anything that is too big for it's capacity. We are flung into a pleasing astonishment at such unbounded views and feel a delightful stillness and amazement in the soul at the apprehension of them. - Joseph Addison
Sometimes, people trying to commit suicide manage it in a manner that leaves them breathless with astonishment. - Salman Rushdie
Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment! - Ellis Peters
Astonishment is the root of philosophy. - Paul Tillich
I don't know about you, but I practice a disorganized religion. I belong to an unholy disorder. We call ourselves "Our Lady of the Perpetual Astonishment - Kurt Vonnegut
The way to do research is to attack the facts at the point of greatest astonishment.
We strain to renew our capacity for wonder, to shock ourselves into astonishment once again. - Shana Alexander
I wanted to become the seeker, the aroused and passionate explorer, and it was better going at it knowing nothing at all, always choosing the unmarked bottle, always choosing your own unproven method, armed with nothing but faith and a belief in astonishment. - Pat Conroy
Realism falls short of reality. It shrinks it, attenuates it, falsifies it; it does not take into account our basic truths and our fundamental obsessions: love, death, astonishment. It presents man in a reduced and estranged perspective. Truth is in our dreams, in the imagination. - Eugène Ionesco
Although the constant shadow of certain death looms over everyday, the pleasures and joys of life can be so fine and affecting that the heart is nearly stilled in astonishment.
Much of our understanding of God's action in outlying is achieved in hindsight. When a particular crisis or event in our life has passed we cry out in astonishment like Jacob, "The Lord is in this place and I never knew it. - Sheila Cassidy
On the top of Cadair Idris,I felt how happy a man might bewith a little money and a sane intellect,and reflected with astonishment and pityon the madness of the multitude. - Thomas Love Peacock
That which is not slightly distorted lacks sensible appeal; from which it follows that irregularity—that is to say, the unexpected, surprise and astonishment, are an essential part and characteristic of beauty. - Charles Baudelaire