Top 38 Quotes About Numinous

#1. Lovers often invest their first meetings with retrospective significance, as if to try to conjure the elements of the numinous out of the stubborn witness of the everyday.

Christopher Hitchens

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#2. Subtle or bold, The Weird acknowledges that our search for understanding about worlds beyond our own cannot always be found in science or religion and thus becomes an alternative path for exploration of the numinous.

Jeff VanderMeer

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#3. For the Bible there is nothing numinous, no holy or divine presence, within nature itself. Nature is a fellow creature of man.

Northrop Frye

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#4. Every now and then we enter the presence of the numinous and deduce for an instant how we're formed, in what detail the force that infuses every petal might specifically run through us, wishing only to lure us into our full potential.

Mary Karr

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#5. I talk about religion because it's one of the ways human beings find power and belonging. Religion is more than just that - I think faith traditions give us ways to talk about experiences of the numinous, too - but power and belonging are a big part of it.

Gene Luen Yang

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#6. I was on the verge of something numinous and profound and in one more second the universe was going to crack open and arcana would rain down on my head like grace and all the cosmic mysteries were going to be revealed.

Kate Atkinson

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#7. I've read more truth in fiction than in nonfiction, partly because fiction can deal with the numinous, and nonfiction rarely does.

Dean Koontz

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#8. Prayer is whenever we consciously try to get in contact with the numinous, the ineffable, the marvelous.

Madeleine L'Engle

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#9. It may be that the numinous spirit of the written word does not perish and so, too, bestows life after death.

Lisa See

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#10. The excitement of life is in the numinous experience wherein we are given to each other in that larger celebration of existence in which all things attain their highest expression, for the universe, by definition, is a single gorgeous celebratory event.

Thomas Berry

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#11. We lead more interesting lives than we think. We are characters in plots, without the compression and numinous sheen. Our lives, examined carefully in all their affinities and links, abound with suggestive meaning, with themes and involute turnings we have not allowed ourselves to see completely.

Don DeLillo

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#12. To me, reason is as spiritual as anything else, the beauty of reason seems to me indelible and ineffable and numinous ... the spirit is after all the same word we use to describe ... essence

Stephen Fry

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#13. The essence of who you are is ultimately mysterious, ungraspable and numinous-completely different from every other structure of matter.

John O'Donohue

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#14. The numinous depth of the mystery that seems to have called us out of the animal mind is completely impenetrable to modern analysis.

Terence McKenna

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#15. I believe that used responsibly and in a mature way, the entheogens mediate access to the numinous dimensions of existence, have a great healing and transformative potential, and represent a very important tool for spiritual development.

Stanislav Grof

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#16. Morality, like numinous awe, is a jump; in it, man goes beyond anything that can be 'given' in the facts of experience.

C.S. Lewis

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#17. Like all numinous contents, they have a tendency to self-amplification, that is to say they form the nuclei for an aggregation of synonyms. These

C. G. Jung

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#18. A tree is a self: it is 'unseen shaping' more than it is leaves or bark, roots or cellulose or fruit ... What this means is that we must address trees as we must address all things, confronting them in the awareness that we are in the presence of numinous mystery.

Brian Swimme

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#19. It's a lazy Saturday afternoon, there's a couple lying naked in bed reading Encyclopediea Brittannica to each other, and arguing about whether the Andromeda Galaxy is more 'numinous' than the Ressurection. Do they know how to have a good time, or don't they?

Carl Sagan

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#20. Ordinary things have always seemed numinous to me

Marilynne Robinson

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#21. To endow clock time with numinous meaning [is] hardly a fit occupation for an intelligent person.

Alan McGlashan

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#22. I was fascinated that one could have such perceptual changes, and also that they went with a certain feeling of significance, an almost numinous feeling. I'm strongly atheist by disposition, but nonetheless when this happened, I couldn't help thinking, 'That must be what the hand of God is like.'

Oliver Sacks

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#23. I describe my plots as follows; A character is walking down the street when all of a sudden a piano falls on them. They spend the rest of the story digging out from under that piano. How they dig, how long and how well, this all depends entirely on the character.

Sarah Zettel

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#24. Man lives in greatest pain

Gustav Mahler

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#25. I don't have much in me left for Somalia, because the country is so broken, it's not realistic to daydream about it.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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#26. I never desired to go into war zones. I never had any thought about it. It sort of just happened as part of the job.

Kate Adie

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#27. The cows shorten the grass, and the chickens eat the fly larvae and sanitize the pastures. This is a symbiotic relation.

Joel Salatin

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#28. If God is all good, then He is not all powerful. If God is all powerful, then He is not all good. I am a disbeliever is the omnipotence of God because of the Holocaust. But for 35 years, I have been believing that He is doing the best he can.

Norman Mailer

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#29. I'm tired of playing the brat.

Casey Affleck

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#30. Always foster and grow that unquenchable curiosity of yours." I smiled. That was a promise I fully intended to keep.

Kerri Maniscalco

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#31. Exploitation of the poor can be extinguished not by effecting the destruction of a few millionaires, but by removing the ignorance of the poor and teaching them to non-cooperate with their exploiters.

Mahatma Gandhi

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#32. I keep saying this, but the most important part of directing is casting, and the rest of it is pretty easy.

Max Winkler

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#33. Whiteness of moonlight builds a house that is not there

Kathleen Raine

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#34. In testimony of their Respect For The Patriot of incorruptible Integrity, The Soldier of approved Valour The Statesman of consummate Wisdom; Whose Talents and Virtues will be admired By Grateful Posterity Long after this Marble shall have mouldered into Dust.

Alexander Hamilton

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#35. The day has the color and the sound of winter. Thoughts turn to chowder ... chowder breathes reassurance. It steams consolation.

Clementine Paddleford

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#36. Many women, I think, resist feminism because it is an agony to be fully conscious of the brutal misogyny which permeates culture, society, and all personal relationships.

Andrea Dworkin

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#37. I like to think of myself as a positive person. Otherwise I wouldn't have had a child.

Grace Jones

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#38. We are all exceptional cases. We all want to appeal against something! Each of us insists on being innocent at all cost, even if he has to accuse the whole human race and heaven itself.

Albert Camus

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