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I wonder sometimes if manufacturers of foolproof items
by Alan Coren

I wonder sometimes if manufacturers of foolproof items
keep a fool or two on their payroll to test things.
- Alan Coren

Democracy consists of choosing your dictators,
after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear.
- Alan Coren

Since both its national products, snow and chocolate,
melt, the cuckoo clock was invented solely in order
to give tourists something solid to remember it by.
- Alan Coren

The Act of God designation on all insurance policies;
which means,
roughly, that you cannot be insured for the accidents
that are most likely to happen to you.
- Alan Coren

 

Television is more interesting than people.
If it were not we should have people standing in the corner of our room.
- Alan Coren

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

From wonder into wonder existence opens.
- Lao Tzu

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

Music takes us out of the actual
and whispers to us dim secrets
that startle our wonder as to who we are.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wisdom begins in wonder.
- Socrates

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

In whose wonder do you get to participate today?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I can only wonder what treasure awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand.
- Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

Wherever life takes us, there are always moments of wonder.
- Jimmy Carter

The process of scientific discovery is,
in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
- Albert Einstein

People travel to wonder at the height of mountains,
at the huge waves of the sea,
at the long courses of rivers,
at the vast compass of the ocean,
at the circular motion of the stars;
and they pass by themselves without wondering.
- St. Augustine

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

"I wonder what Piglet is doing," thought Pooh.
"I wish I were there to be doing it, too."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Remain in wonder if you want the mysteries to open up for you.
Mysteries never open up for those who go on questioning.
Questioners sooner or later end up in a library.
Questioners sooner or later end up with scriptures,
because scriptures are full of answers.
And answers are dangerous, they kill your wonder.
- Osho

Twinkle, twinkle little bat
How I wonder what you're at!
Up above the world you fly,
Like a tea-tray in the sky.
- Lewis Carroll

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and all science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore.
There is always something to make you wonder
in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.
- Albert Schweitzer

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness
with which one must look and listen,
record in astonishment
and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
- Margaret Mead

My husband melted my heart the day he asked me,
"Can I participate in your wonder?"
In whose wonder do you get to participate today?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One of the oldest human needs is having someone
to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
- Margaret Mead

An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold,
and her preparations for viewing were awesome.
- William Manchester

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise,
the amazement of the Gods.
- Plato

Smile, it makes people wonder what you are thinking.
- Anonymous

It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
- Rita Rudner

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.
Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
- Katharine Hepburn

Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise,
a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.
- Ansel Adams

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder,
with a dash of the dictionary.
- Khalil Gibran

Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are no great limits to growth because there are
no limits of human intelligence,
imagination, and wonder.
- Ronald Reagan

I wonder why I keep playing such intelligent people?
- John Glover

As soon as I found out how compartmentalized the industry was,
I realized, Well, no wonder the cartoons are so bad.
- John Kricfalusi

Some people, when they die, leave so much life behind
that we wonder how they did it.
- Patti Davis

I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.
- Kurt Vonnegut

Food, like sex, is one of the principal kinds of human
activity that engage people when they wonder about
how to account for different kinds of human behaviour.
- Marvin Harris

A strong positive mental attitude will create more
miracles than any wonder drug.
- Patricia Neal

If you have stage fright, it never goes away.
But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?
- Stevie Nicks

Whenever I meet people who seem really sweet and unassuming,
I kind of wonder about them.
- Heather Graham

It sometimes feels like a strange movie,
you know, it's all so weird that sometimes I wonder
if it is really happening.
- Eminem

It was no wonder that people were so horrible when
they started life as children.
- Kingsley Amis

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.
- Ralph W. Sockman

I don't know what keeps me going.
Sometimes I wonder...
I think it's just pure perseverance and wanting to
succeed and having that burning desire to always have success.
- Tanya Tucker

Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and
wonder how I do these things.
I can embarrass myself so badly that I literally get
a hot prickle down the back of my neck.
- Daisy Donovan

I often wonder whether Negroes like myself who are
pretty well known help out at all in breaking down barriers.
- Nat King Cole

I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky;
then I awoke.
Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly,
or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?
- Zhuangzi

I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.
- Jonathan Swift

I wonder why it is, that young men are always cautioned against bad girls.
Anyone can handle a bad girl.
It's the good girls men should be warned against.
- David Niven

Wonder is the desire for knowledge.
- Thomas Aquinas

Christmas renews our youth by stirring our wonder.
The capacity for wonder has been called our most pregnant human faculty,
for in it are born our art, our science,
our religion.
- Ralph W. Sockman

It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many million faces,
there should be none alike.
- Thomas Browne

Some people wonder all their lives if they've made a difference.
The Marines don't have that problem.
- Ronald Reagan

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist.
For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

We have copped a lot of ignorant abuse in the past,
but it makes you wonder when a former state coroner
openly attacks Aboriginal families who have been through hell.
- Arthur Murray

Wonder is from surprise, and surprise stops with experience.
- Bishop Robert South

When Bush says democracy, I often wonder what he's referring to.
- Angela Davis

Who can wonder at the attractiveness...
of the bar, for our ambitious young men,
when the highest bribes of society are at the feet
of the successful orator?
- Marsilio Ficino

When I'm 60, maybe, I'll look at my pile of papers and wonder,
What really happened that year?
- Christa McAuliffe

Philosophy begins in wonder.
- Plato

Sometimes I wonder whether Washington's liberal politicians
truly understand the greatness that is America.
- Mitt Romney


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