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The purpose of art is the lifelong construction of a state of wonder. Glenn Gould

To be always in a state of wonder is a kind of sensitivity that can sometimes be an extraordinary blessing and sometimes a real pain. Holly Near

I wonder if Watson is in the relaxed state of mind he's in Murray Walker

As civilization advances, the sense of wonder declines. Such decline is an alarming symptom of our state of mind. Mankind will not perish for want of information; but only for want of appreciation. Abraham Joshua Heschel

The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenaline but rather the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity. Glenn Gould

If the average person realized the power he wields over his life and destiny, he would live in a perpetual state of wonder and thanksgiving. Earl Nightingale

And a lot of poetry is putting yourself back into the state of wonder that you have before things when you're a child. It's not only a joyous wonder, it's sometimes a grief stricken wonder. Edward Hirsch

Never be so focused on what you're looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find. Ann Patchett

In most of the USA, the three largest health insurance companies in each state control 80 percent of the market. No wonder premiums are going up. Hillary Clinton

I wonder if these death penalty proponents would still hold that it's worth some risk of error if it were their loved one who was murdered by the state, though innocent. Antoinette Bosco

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content. Helen Keller

If one steps out on a starry night and observes one's inner state, one asks if one could hate or be overwhelmed by envy or resentment. ... Is it not true that no man or woman has ever committed a crime while in a state of wonder? Jacob Needleman

Buddhists don't feel that enlightenment is particularly unusual. We feel that it's the natural state. Enlightenment simply means perceiving life directly as it is in all of its infinite, ever changing wonder, in all of its varied, myriad states of mind or as pari-nirvana, or whatever. Frederick Lenz

Most people get excited over new cars; I get excited over death certificates. It's no wonder my husband worries about my state of mind. Rett MacPherson

A writer lives, at best, in a state of astonishment. Beneath any feeling he has of the good or evil of the world lies a deeper one of wonder at it all. William Sansom

Great innovations, powerful interactions and real art are often produced by someone in a state of wonder. Looking around with stars in your eyes and amazement at the tools that are available to you can inspire generosity and creativity and connection Seth Godin

There was no one clear point of loss. It happened over and over again in a thousand small ways and the only truth there was to learn was that there was no getting used to it. Ann Patchett

We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity. George Takei

I wonder much that a court of Law should be in doubt whether a Resolution of Congress can superceed the Law of a Sovereign State. William Whipple

We have educated ourselves into a world from which wonder, and he fear and dread and splendor and freedom of wonder have been banished. Of course wonder is costly. You couldn't incorporate it into a modern state, beacuse it is the antithesis of the anxiously worshiped security which is what a modern state is asked to give. Wonder is marvellous but it is also cruel, cruel, cruel. It is undemocratic, discriminatory and pitiless. Robertson Davies

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