Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Education to Wonder Quotes

I'm adding to quotes to help me think about my lecture prepartion.

If a child is to keep alive 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

If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I would ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.--Rachel Carson

Life isn't long enough to do all you could accomplish. And what a privilege even to be alive. In spite of all the pollutions and horrors, how beautiful this world is. Supposing you only saw the stars once every year. Think what you would think. The wonder of it!--Tasha Tudor

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.--Helen Keller (The Story of My Life)

Childhood is the world of miracle and wonder; as if creation rose, bathed in the light, out of the darkness, utterly new and fresh and astonishing. The end of childhood is when things cease to astonish us.--Eugene Ionesco

The moment one gives a close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world unto itself.--Henry Miller

Stuff your eyes with wonder ... live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.--Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451)

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.--Eden Phillpots (in The World within the World by Barrow)

You know you're old when you've lost all your marvels.--Merry Browne

He who can longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. Albert Einstein

Wonder implies the desire to learn. Aristotle

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom. Greek Proverb

Wonder is the basis of worship. Thomas Carlyle

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