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Mysteries abound where most we seek for answers.

Most mysteries are soluble in time.

AUSTIN O'MALLEY, Keystones of Thought

There is always a pleasure in unravelling a mystery, in catching at the gossamer clue which will guide to certainty.

ELIZABETH GASKELL, Mary Barton

The essential mystery of being human is always going to engage and compel us. We’re involved in a mystery.

EDWARD HIRSCH, interview, 2007

Mystery is the basic appeal of magic. Once the secrets are known, the magician becomes a mere manipulator, an actor in a suspense drama which has little impact because the audience knows the ending in advance.

MILBOURNE CHRISTOPHER, Magic: A Picture History

Mystery magnifies danger as the fog the Sun.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

It is Mystery -- the mystery any one man or woman can feel but not understand as the meaning of any event -- or accident -- in any life on earth ... [that] I want to realize in the theatre. The solution, if there ever be any, will probably have to be produced in a test tube and turn out to be discouragingly undramatic.

EUGENE O'NEILL

We injure mysteries, which are matters of faith by any attempt at explanation in order to make them matters of reason.

CHARLES CALEB COLTON, Lacon

The more mysterious, the more imperfect; as darkness is, in comparison with light--so is mystery, in comparison with knowledge.

BENJAMIN WHICHCOTE, Moral and Religious Aphorisms

All those who try to unveil the mysteries always have tragic lives. At the end they are always punished.

ANAIS NIN, Under a Glass Bell

There are mysteries which men can only guess at, which age by age they may solve only in part.

BRAM STOKER, Dracula

Mysteries abound where most we seek for answers.

RAY BRADBURY, When Elephants Last in the Dooryard Bloomed

Some mysteries are too pleasing to be questioned.

JAMES ALAN GARDNER, Ascending

Mystery has its own mysteries, and there are gods above gods. We have ours, they have theirs. That is what’s known as infinity.

JEAN COCTEAU, The Infernal Machine

There are mysteries which men can only guess at.

It is the nature of an enigma to remain unsolved.

WILLIAM GAY, Provinces of Night

Mystery is delightful, but unscientific, since it depends upon ignorance.

BERTRAND RUSSELL, "Recent Criticisms of Consciousness," The Analysis of Mind

We are hemmed round with mystery, and the greatest mysteries are contained in what we see and do every day.

HENRI-FREDERIC AMIEL, Journal Intime

Without mysteries, life would be very dull indeed. What would be left to strive for if everything were known?

CHARLES DE LINT, "Where Desert Spirits Crowd the Night", The Ivory and the Horn

Only mystery allows us to live, only mystery.

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, attributed, Only Mystery: Federico García Lorca's Poetry in Word and Image

Mystery is the magnet of inquiry.

EDWARD COUNSEL, Maxims


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