The truth, indeed, is something that mankind, for some mysterious reason, instinctively dislikes. Every man who tries to tell it is unpopular, and even when, by the sheer strength of his case, he prevails, he is put down as a scoundrel.
H. L. Mencken
My own career was undoubtedly determined, not by my own will but by various factors over which I have no control-primarily those mysterious glands in which Nature prepares the very essence of life, our internal secretions.
I first wrote about Michael Jackson in the 1980s. His skin was growing paler, his features thinner, and his aura more feminine. Some called him a traitor to his race. Some fussed about his gender fluidity. I saw him as a post-modern shape-shifter. But the shifts grew more extreme and mysterious.
The simplest and most satisfactory view is that thought is simply behavior - verbal or nonverbal, covert or overt. It is not some mysterious process responsible for behavior but the very behavior itself in all the complexity of its controlling relations.
B. F. Skinner
Music is like painting in sound. You take it into your inner heart and never lose it. It's eternally mysterious.
There is much that remains mysterious about why some countries grow rapidly and some grow slowly.
I was quite thin, and I didn't have to worry until I had my appendix out and a mysterious metabolic change occurred.
Olivia De Havilland
I understood that I was not the best director in the world nor the worst director in the world. I realized that there is a very mysterious element to what works and what doesn't work in the theater. And it's good to know that from the beginning.
I don't know if I would say that I'm specifically a history buff. I do find a lot of things fascinating, especially anything that's bizarre or mysterious and unknown and we don't have all the answers for.
Such a mysterious business, motherhood. How brave a woman must be to embark on it.
M. L. Stedman
How can man understand God, since he does not yet understand his own mind, with which he endeavors to understand Him? The infinity of God is not mysterious, it is only unfathomable - not concealed, but incomprehensible. It is a clear infinity - the darkness of the pure, unsearchable sea.
When I first read Anne Frank's 'Diary of a Young Girl,' I saw for the first time that a girl could be a writer and that it had something to do with survival and with ethics and fighting against evil. I admired her, though her diary remained terrifying and mysterious to me. She was a character in a real fairy tale - fairy tales are brutal.