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mystery Quotes

51 of the best book quotes about mystery
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“There’s a reason for everything, you said, and though it’s a mystery to me now, I know it won’t always be so.”
Ben Sherwood
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The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
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Tess Carroll
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“Holy men tell us life is a mystery. They embrace that concept happily. But some mysteries bite and bark and come to get you in the dark.”
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“Life, he realized, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it’s in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile.”
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“Your heart’s desire is to be told some mystery. The mystery is that there is no mystery.”
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“Margo always loved mysteries. And in everything that came afterward, I could never stop thinking that maybe she loved mysteries so much that she became one.”
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“Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore...”
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“There is in the darkness a unity, if you will, that cannot be achieved in any other environment, a blending of self with what the self perceives, an exquisite mystical experience.”
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“You’d think solving mysteries would bring you closure, that closing the loop would comfort and quiet your mind. But it never does. The truth always disappoints.”
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“I accepted the assignment because I was in the grip of the Everest mystique. In truth, I wanted to climb the mountain as badly as I’d ever wanted anything in my life.”
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“It’s a great huge game of chess that’s being played—all over the world—if this is the world at all, you know.”
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“Firstly, that God moves in extremely mysterious, not to say, circuitous ways. God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players,* to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.”
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“Though he is powerfully drawn to the woman, he does not know how to fight for her or even that he is to fight for her. Rather, he he finds her mostly a mystery that he knows he cannot solve and so at a soul level he keeps his distance. And privately, secretly, he turns to the imitation.”
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“Death and what came after death was no great mystery to Sabriel. She just wished it was.”
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“We seek him here, we seek him there, Those Frenchies seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven?—Is he in hell? That demmed, elusive Pimpernel?”
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“It is sometimes said that scientists are unromantic, that their passion to figure out robs the world of beauty and mystery. ”
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“The world, even the smallest parts of it, is filled with things you don’t know.”
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“The production of a work of art throws a light upon the mystery of humanity.”
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“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.”
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“What further inferences may we draw?” “Do none suggest themselves? You know my methods. Apply them!”
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“Death is a mystery, and burial is a secret.”
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“The essence of the suicides consisted not of sadness or mystery but simple selfishness.”
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“In fact, you have no knowledge of where anything is or of what anything is or how it came to be. Life is a mystery. ”
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“I want to enjoy the mystery of not knowing you. Take in every exciting opportunity to learn you. Then, fall in love with the anticipation of one day truly understanding you, so that I can become totally obsessed with the beauty of doing all the things that make you smile.”
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“Darwin’s theory of evolution is the last of the great nineteenth-century mystery religions. And as we speak it is now following Freudians and Marxism into the Nether regions, and I’m quite sure that Freud, Marx and Darwin are commiserating one with the other in the dark dungeon where discarded gods gather.”
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“The evil genius of darkness presided at its birth, it came forth under the veil of mystery, its true features being carefully concealed, and every deceptive art has been and is practicing to have this spurious brat received as the genuine offspring of heaven-born liberty.”
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“The traditional gender ideals of the strong-silent man who plays his cards close to his chest and the mysterious woman who disguises her feelings with coyness go so far as to make a virtue of being unavailable and secretive.”
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This books has a touch of mystery, a healthy dose of coming of age and a surprising amount of introspection.
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″ And don’t ask me to solve it because I am the worst. ”
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“Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.”
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“How could I doubt such a miracle? Isn’t it a miracle that the sun rises every day in the east and sets in the west? Isn’t there mystery in all of nature’s wonders? In the movements of the moon or the stillness of the stars?”
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“So they waited, and grumbled, and watched the macaroni cheese congeal between them on the table. But MCC Berkshire never came for his supper. Not that night or any night.”
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“Amos, a little speck of a living thing in the vast living universe, felt thoroughly akin to it all. Overwhelmed by the beauty and mystery of everything, he rolled over and over and right off the deck of his boat and into the sea.
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“She flew clumsily at first, with the child now held tightly in her arms. Then she felt the magic, the African mystery.”
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“But where did he come from? Has he been sent to her for a reason? Who will explain his mystery to her? ”
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“Sometimes you start thinking about death... and you might think death is a big mystery. It is hard to understand what death is... not only when you’re little, but when you’re big, too....”
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″ ‘Dear little swallow,’ said the Prince, ‘you tell me of marvelous things, but more marvelous than anything is the suffering of men and women. There is no mystery so great as Misery. Fly over my city, little swallow, and tell me what you see.’ ”
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When Cass and his mother move to the upper floor in an old house, a great curiosity develops about Mr. Magnus, who lives on the ground floor.
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The old man stands before his creation. Silently he tends the fires that feed it...waiting for the right moment to unleash its power upon the world.
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He stood motionless before the stove, wearing a tattered dressing gown trimmed with satin, his thin white hair hanging over the collar. A single bare bulb in the ceiling behind him cast his weedy shadow on the wall.
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“Now he moved to one side, and Cass gaped in astonishment...It was unlike anything he had ever seen. He instinctively drew back from the hole and something sharp bit deeply into his leg.”
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“For the past week his mother, Alison, and he had been hunting them in earnest, setting out the traps around the apartment at night, shaking out the catch come morning, like a pair of trappers tending their line.”
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The only person who saw her leave the house was the younger brother - which is why he feels particularly guilty about her disappearance.
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“When they are together Chris lives a different, more exciting life than when he’s at home or at his strict and traditional grammar school.”
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He offers to take Annie to town. Before she can protest, Annie finds herself lifted on to his saddle and off they set on an intense, dream-like journey.
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“But now the police have found Johnny’s bicycle abandoned along with others belongings he would never let out of his sight. They want to know what Chris and Johnny did together, where they went and why.”
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“By now the force of the storm was spent and the wind had died, but the sea was still seething and angry. The waves rolled into the bay from Samson, gathering and rearing as they neared the shore before they curled over to hurl themselves into the hissing sand.”
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″‘The whole affair is a mystery to me,’ he said. ‘Who would want to steal anything from me?’ ‘Perhaps a thief...?’ ventured Julius.”
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“Well, when I picked up the top plate, I came over all queer. A sort of tingling in my hands, and everything went muzzy -you know how at the pictures goes out of focus on the screen and then comes back? It was like that: only when I could see straight again, it was different somehow. Something had changed.”
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“Alison and Roger were playing with three flimsy cut out paper models of birds. One was on the candlestick and the other two were side by side on a chair back. The play Gwyn had brought from the loft was next to Alison’s pillow and covered with scraps of paper.”
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“Aunt Tissie, I opened a door and saw some ladies sitting in a room. Who were they?”
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“Nancy, I just know you’re going to solve this mystery!”

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