Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Renaissance of Wonder

Wonder is what sets us apart from other life forms. No other species wonders about the meaning of existence or the complexity of the universe or themselves.  ~ Herbert W. Boyer

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

As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.  ~ Charles Morgan

We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic. ~ E. Merrill Root

If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.  ~ Rachel Carson

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom. ~ Greek proverb