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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thoughts for Thursday: Mystery

Thoughts for Thursday is a new feature hosted by Musings on Fantasia and LKHill.  In this meme, we share thoughts or quotes that we know or have recently come across. Each week there is a specific subject or theme. These can be quotes from books, quotes by famous people, (quotes by YOU, perhaps ;D). Anything from anywhere is game, though we do ask that you keep your quote to a few sentences at most. Don't quote, for example, entire passages of a book or essay. These can be funny quips, cool sayings, hair-raising antidotes, movie lines, any kind of quote you can think of!

Just have fun, collect awesome sayings by awesome people, and try to be inspired!

For anyone who follows this blog, it's no surprise that I love mystery. I often post crime tidbits about very old cold cases. It combines my passions for history and mystery. Why are we all so intrigued by mystery in general? (Incidentally, Captain Picard once gave something of a speech about this.) On that note, this week's theme is Mystery

"The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced." --Unknown

“The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.”--Anais Nin
“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”--Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles 
“We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us...”--Henry David Thoreau, Walden
“Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery.”--Cormac McCarthy, The Road
“It is only through mystery and madness that the soul is revealed.”--Thomas Moore

"Uncertainty and mystery are the energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity."--R.I. Fitzhenry

Which quote about mystery is your favorite? Do you have one to add?