Mystery attracts us . As human beings, everything that has to do with the inexplicable, the paranormal and the unheard of seduces us to the point that we want to find some kind of logical explanation for these phenomena.
When science cannot reliably explain a phenomenon, some more or less wild hypotheses arise as to why it occurs.
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Phrases and reflections from Mystery
In today’s article we are going to compile the best Mystery phrases that have been said throughout history by many well-known writers and philosophers. Which one is your favourite?
1. Medicine attracted me right away, because it was a strictly biological and anthropological career. I could study the mysteries of nature condensed in the human body. (Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente)
Mystery phrase of the great Spanish naturalist.
2. We want to forget the pain forever, to avoid the mystery of human difference, to reject the limit of our nature. (Clara Janés)
About human nature and its boundaries.
3. Deep down, no one knows why or what they want. If, as they say, freedom is a mystery, the will is a blind monster. (Franz Tamayo)
Freedom does not cease to be a metaphysical ideal.
4. The moon without a mirror of the night, the night without mystery by the moon, then I realized, you have a back as beautiful as a deer. (Gloria Fuertes)
The Spanish writer spoke thus about the night and its mystery.
5. Life is mystery; blind light and inaccessible truth astonish. (Rubén Darío)
We’re not sure about anything.
6. The woman is an enigma that cannot be explained until after marriage. (Severe Catherine)
Ironic phrase about life after death… sorry, after marriage.
7. When the mystery is too impressive, it is impossible to disobey. (Antoine de Saint Exupéry)
From the author of The Little Prince.
8. The general’s greed is insatiable. He is a freethinker who pursues beauty and mystery. He would be capable of taking a persecutory measure against the dictionary, and would cause a catastrophe. (Elena Garro)
About men with power.
9. The greatest mystery surrounding a human being is not his reaction to sex or to praise, but the way he manages to spend the twenty-four hours of the day. (Sinclair Lewis)
Time management, a real conundrum.
10. Poetry does not explain the world, it attests to its mystery. (Beatriz Villacañas)
Extrapolable to almost all the arts.
11. We must look the Mystery in the eyes. (Lance Armstrong)
Phrase of the American cyclist.
12. Now if you too care a little about yourself and aspire to your salvation and have confidence in God, as a man who is no stranger to these things, it is possible for you to attain happiness, by recognizing Christ and being initiated into his mysteries. (St. Justin)
A religious reflection on the beyond.
13. I am Nicaraguan and I feel proud that in my veins circulates, more than any other, the American Indian blood that by atavism contains the mystery of being a loyal and sincere patriot. (Augusto César Sandino)
About their ancestors.
14. The cosmos is all that is, all that was and all that will be. Our slightest contemplation of the cosmos makes us tremble: We feel a tingling sensation filling our nerves, a muted voice, a slight sensation as of a distant memory or as of falling from a great height. (Carl Sagan)
Phrase of the great scientific popularizer, who died a few years ago.
15. It is known that we propose to change the social system, since we do not make a mystery of it. (Santiago Carrillo)
The Spanish communist spoke thus about his struggle.
16. God: the most evident and the most mysterious. (Henry Lacordaire)
A reflection on the supreme being.
17. One cannot speak about the mystery, one must be captivated by it. (Rene Magritte)
About his power of seduction.
18. The world is full of those incomplete beings who walk on two feet and degrade the only mystery that remains: sex. (D. H. Lawrence)
One of those mystery phrases about intimate relationships.
19. Yesterday I destroyed everything. Yesterday I also destroyed the mystery of knowing that two castaways must only look at each other. (Alexander Lanus)
A poetic phrase to remember.
20. I have the solution of the mystery; it came to me last night, suddenly, as a revelation. How simple, how terribly simple! (Ambrose Bierce)
Life is simple, if we look at it correctly.
21. Mystery is another name for our ignorance; if we were omniscient everything would be perfectly clear. (Tyron Edwards)
It is only mysterious that which we do not know.
22. The cinema is a mystery. It is a mystery to the director himself. The result, the finished film, must always be a mystery for the director, otherwise it would not be interesting. (Andrei Tarkovsky)
His vision of the seventh art.
23. Friendship requires a little more mystery; to raise it up with any motive is tantamount to profaning its name. (Molière)
It is precisely because it is friendship that it must be treated with caution.
24. There will never be anyone like Michael Jackson. His talent, his ability to amaze and his mystery have made him a legend. (Steven Spielberg)
About the king of pop and his art.
25. Every generation of human beings believed that they had all the answers they needed, with the exception of a few mysteries that were supposed to be solved. And they believe that all their ancestors were deceived. What are the chances that you are the first generation of human beings to understand reality? (Scott Adams)
The way humanity has evolved.
26. A painting requires a little mystery, some imprecision and fantasy. (Edgar Degas)
This is how art is forged.
27. If virtue were recognized as a mystery, virtue would be easier. (Candido)
28. To write a single word is to light the fire of mystery. Writing more than one word is a fire. (Jorge Díaz)
The magic of literature.
29. Clarity in science is necessary; but in literature, it is not. Seeing clearly is philosophy. Seeing clearly in mystery is literature. That’s what Shakespeare, Cervantes, Dickens, Dostoyevsky… (Pio Baroja)
Mystery phrase of this great Spanish writer.
30. Love is a mystery, an obsession; an inevitable subject from all its possible aspects, such as memory and exile. (John Gelman)
One of life’s great mysteries: love.
31. I don’t know why. Or rather I do. Because in the sun and in the light, I have found, since I was a child, the greatest mysteries, and because these natural elements have exercised over me, by reason of their own secrecy, a very strange attraction. (Emilio Pettoruti)
Great poetic phrase about mystical attraction.
32. To me, beauty is the wonder of wonders. Only the superficial do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible. (François de La Rochefoucauld)
Beauty as an ethical ideal.
33. There is no greater mystery than this: since we are the reality, we seek to obtain it. We believe that there is something that hides our reality and that we must destroy it in order to reach it. This is ridiculous. (Ramana Maharshi)
A philosophical reflection by this spiritual master.
34. The moral figure of Judas is a deaf mystery, without echoes, as profound as the silence of the centuries and as bitter as his sad shadow of the condemned for eternity. (John Bosch)
About the Bible.
35. Some mysteries will always escape the human mind. To convince us of this, we only have to look at the tables of prime numbers, and see that there is no order, no rules. (Évariste Galois)
Not everything is cognoscible.
36. Will man one day penetrate the mystery of the hidden things? The veil is drawn before him as he purifies himself; but in order to understand certain things, he needs faculties that he does not yet possess. (Allan Kardec)
About the unknown and its confines.
37. You are in front of the great mystery… The one that makes humanity tremble from its very beginning: the unknown! (Gaston Leroux)
It’s all the same concept.
38. All art should have a certain mystery and should make certain demands on the viewer. Giving a sculpture or drawing an overly explicit title takes away some of that mystery. Then the viewer continues with the next object, without making the slightest effort to think about the meaning of what he or she has just seen. (Henry Moore)
The lesser known aspects of art.
39. The only mystery of the universe is that there is a mystery of the universe. (Fernando Pessoa)
The Portuguese writer talks like this about reality.
40. Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get. (Tom Hanks)
Mythical phrase from the movie Forrest Gump.
41. Don’t think about doing what you should do. Try to do what appeals to you; think of mystery and not of mastery. (Julia Cameron)
What we do is what defines us.
42. Mystery is the most beautiful thing we can experience. It is the source of all true art and science. (Albert Einstein)
Mystery phrase of the great 20th century scientist.
43. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eyes but in the mind. (Agnes Martin)
Totally subjective but real.
44. It’s funny, but people still attribute a lot of mystery to Bob. I mean, Dylan’s a guy like any other, except he’s got something to say. And he has a personality that makes everything he says his own. He’s a very normal guy. If you ask him for the time, he gives it to you. (Tom Petty)
About Bob Dylan’s personality.
45. Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, ultimately, we ourselves are a part of the mystery we are trying to solve. (Max Planck)
Where do we come from?
46. Talent has no roots. It is a mystery. Every attempt at categorization always ends in failure. (Marcelo Birmajer)
Natural abilities have no logical explanation.
47. When he had hung up, he sighed in confusion and said that things were pushing him in the direction of a new mystery. It is usually like that all the time. Isn’t the whole of life one single mystery that is always new? (Ramon J. Sender)
Reflection very much to be considered.
48. Those of us who cultivate logic know that it has sadness and mystery as inseparable companions. (Vicente Fatone)
The life of philosophers is often unhappy.
49. To me, the most impressive thing of all that has happened to me, the deepest, happened in the dark inside the forbidden cave of Altamira. It is the one I have felt as the most enigmatic place. There, alone, I understood what the real mystery is, the beyond. (Iker Jiménez)
Driving the mystery ship.
50. Is it not rather the touch of love – the mystery of love – that constantly seeks to unite two beings, that tries with its strength at the same moment that a man and a woman have looked at each other face to face? (Guy de Maupassant)
Love is inexplicable.
51. The historical figure of Jesus is a complete mystery and is the most fascinating historical figure for me. (Jostein Gaarder)
About Jesus Christ.
52. What I seek is neither the real nor the unreal, but rather the unconscious, the mystery of the instinctive in the human race. (Amedeo Modigliani)
Phrase that could have been signed by Jung.
53. I know of no good work of art that has no mystery. (Henry Moore)
No mystery, no interest.
54. The greatest of all mysteries is man. (Socrates)
Philosophy is in charge of studying us.
55. The mystery arises when fascination is added to fright. (Pascal Quignard)
Phrase of the great French writer.
56. Those which yesterday were forests and jungles of wild thickets, where the mist floated in sweet mystery at the break of day, and the serene fountain sprang up amidst flowers and hidden mosses, today are arid hills that display their deformed and black deep cleavage. (Rosalia de Castro)
Great poetic reflection.
57. I don’t pretend to be a writer. Whoever says writer says, almost always, novelist and, by God, the mystery of the Yellow Room is loaded enough with real tragic horror to make literature precise. (Gaston Leroux)
About the writing profession.
58. As a revelation of the unknown arcane, made from the very germ of the tender, you are a mystery that to the human mystery clarifies in you its gem where it wanted to show life its eternal prodigy so that in you I would see paradise. (Alfonso Orantes)
Another one of those mystery phrases of great aesthetic power.
59. The mystery that for us surrounded the old mill, did not involve the gigantic factory, situated far below, in the plain, where the stream has already received all its tributaries. (Élisée Reclus)
A magical and mysterious city.
60. All the mysteries that the universe entails are only a wink from God. (Domenico Cieri Estrada)
For the religious.
61. It is no mystery that some influential philosophers were mentally ill. (Alfred Korzybski)
Genius is often coupled with a certain degree of imbalance.
62. His mind offered the curious combination of humbling itself in the region of mystery and of being very active, cold, and reasonable in that of knowledge. (George Eliot)
Phrase of the British author.
63. I think I’d better devote myself to studying the other greatest mystery of humanity: woman. (Chris Lloyd)
Another phrase in the same sense of conceiving women as complex beings.
64. A single mystery that of people and objects. (Robert Bresson)
65. For no one knows death, not even if it is precisely the greatest of all good for man, but they fear it as if they knew with certainty that it is the greatest of all evils. (Plato)
About one of the greatest mysteries: the afterlife.
66. Modesty is the physiological side of the mystery. (Lola Gavarrón)
From the Spanish writer.
67. Why is a dog so free? Because he’s the living mystery that doesn’t get investigated. (Clarice Lispector)
He only owes it to himself.
68. Every man must choose, at some point, between ridicule and mystery… I have chosen mystery. (Herman Van Rompuy)
A difficult choice.
69. Then there was a silence, more sudden, greater and more terrible than before. The silence of the lake, pregnant with mystery. (Rodolfo Walsh)
Poetic phrase about life.
70. I love mysteries. There are parts that don’t seem to fit, but in the end they do and it all makes sense. (Kristen Wiig)
That’s why mystery books and movies are so popular.