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not knowing Quotes

13 of the best book quotes about not knowing
  1. #1
    “Maturity, one discovers, has everything to do with the acceptance of ‘not knowing.”
  2. #2
    “One thing is certain, the language was ineffaceably stamped upon my brain, though for a long time no one knew it, least of all myself.”
  3. #3
    “I’d rather not know what’s in the future. I’ll stick to the present.”
  4. #4
    “The money’s gone I don’t know where, and this is come from I don’t know where.”
  5. #5
    “Men who didn’t know how to get on and off a horse would not be much use around a cow outfit.”
  6. #6
    “I myself had no idea who I was. I loved my mother yet looked nothing like her. Neither did I look like the role models in my life—my stepfather, my godparents, other relatives—all of whom were black. And they looked nothing like the other heroes I saw, the guys in the movies, white men like Steve McQueen and Paul Newman who beat the bad guys and in the end got the pretty girl—who, incidentally, was always white.”
  1. #7
    ″ ‘I never let the truth break me before, and I’m not about to start now.’ As awful as it was, as difficult to swallow as it might be, knowing was always better than not knowing.”
  2. #8
    “Through all of youth I was looking for you without knowing what I was looking for.”
  3. #9
    “Like most North Americans of his generation, Hal tends to know way less about why he feels certain ways about the objects and pursuits he’s devoted to than he does about the objects and pursuits themselves. It’s hard to say for sure whether this is even exceptionally bad, this tendency.”
  4. #10
    “No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.”
  5. #11
    “We were new and beautiful, we loved each other more than brothers, that’s for sure. What spoiled it always was that none of us knew why we were in Albania, none of us had an easy conscience about this rebuilding of the Roman Empire.”
  6. #12
    “It’s so easy to be wicked without knowing it, isn’t it?”
  7. #13
    “But as time goes on they begin to realize that even if the child could be released, it would not get much good of its freedom: a little vague pleasure of warmth and food, no doubt, but little more. It is too degraded and imbecile to know any real joy.”

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