Quotes About Wondering

quotes about wondering

Quotes about wondering can be a great way to get the creative juices flowing. They can also provide a source of inspiration for those who are feeling a bit lost in life. Whether it’s about life in general, or a specific situation, quotes about wondering can help to lift our spirits and remind us that we are not alone in our journey. Here are some of our favorite quotes about wondering:

“Life is a journey, not a destination.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

This quote speaks to the idea that life is an ongoing journey. We might not always know where we are headed, but we can still enjoy the process of finding out. This quote is a reminder that it is okay to be uncertain and to be open to the possibilities that life may bring.

“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke

This quote encourages us to push the boundaries of our comfort zones and explore new possibilities. It is a reminder that we should never be afraid to take risks and try something new.

“You will never find out what you are capable of unless you try.” – Unknown

This quote serves as a reminder that we should always be willing to take a chance and step outside of our comfort zone. We should never be afraid to try something new and explore our capabilities.

“Where there is wonder, there is hope.” – Unknown

This quote speaks to the idea that having a sense of wonder can be a source of hope. It is a reminder that no matter how tough things seem, there is always something to look forward to.

“The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

This quote encourages us to always be open to the possibilities of the future. It reminds us that we should never be afraid to take risks, explore new possibilities, and embrace uncertainty.

We hope that these quotes about wondering have been inspiring for you. Remember, no matter where you are in life, it is important to keep an open mind and explore the possibilities that exist. Life is a journey, and it is up to us to make the most of it.

Wondering is a powerful tool for discovering new ideas, encouraging reflection and inspiring creativity. It can also be a source of joy and curiosity, reminding us to take pleasure in the little things in life. Here are more inspiring quotes to help you tap into the power of wondering.

A child who does not think about what happens around him and is content with living without wondering whether he lives honestly is like a man who lives from a scoundrel’s work and is on the road to being a scoundrel.

Jose Marti

A Court of Thorns and Roses’ was actually inspired by three of my all-time-favorite fairy/folktales: ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘East of the Sun, West of the Moon’ and ‘Tam Lin.’ I got the kernel of inspiration by wondering: ‘What if ‘Beauty’ was a huntress?’

Sarah J. Maas

A good story will keep you wondering about what’s happening, what’s going on, where does this go? Now it’s going to go that way, now it’s going to go that way. It has to do that. If it’s predictable, it’s just boring.

Fede Alvarez

A lot of girls in L.A. just stand in the corner wondering ‘Who’s gonna talk to me? Who am I gonna diss?’

Kellan Lutz

A lot of people come from small towns, and they come here wondering ‘Can I really make it in Hollywood?’ When I went to L.A., I knew I was going to make it. There’s no doubt about it. Why? Because I’m from Chicago!

Jay Chandrasekhar

A lot of people were wondering how I’d perform against a big, tall, rugged fighter like Jeff Horn. I think I handled it with an A-plus.

Terence Crawford

A lot of us were wondering, what is Trump really going to be like? He used to support Democrats and have various views earlier in his life about politics.

Mitch McConnell

Adapting a book is the most difficult thing because half the time you are wondering what to remove.

Vikramaditya Motwane

After hundreds of auditions and nothing, you’re sitting home and wondering, ‘What am I doing?’

Demi Lovato

All my life, since I was 16, I’ve been wondering where that next job was gonna come from.

Jerry Orbach

All of my close friends are emotional train wrecks. This is what makes our lives interesting – constantly doubting ourselves, worrying, wondering if we’ve made a mistake. Could we have done better? Are we good people? Are we bad people?

Patrick deWitt

All of this got me thinking about the history of the westward expansion, and got me to wondering how the exploration of the Solar System would be changed if there were an indigenous presence out there.

Sarah Zettel

An enormous amount of a writer’s life is performance. I find myself wondering, at the moment, whether I do too much of it.

Nick Harkaway

As a gold-card-carrying member of the nerd herd, I’m usually in the artsy, fringy, PBS-y kind of shows that change maybe five people’s lives forever while leaving everyone else wondering if they can still make the ticket lottery at ‘Wicked.’

Donna Lynne Champlin

As a kid, I remember wondering why we lived in an apartment, not in a brownstone, and why we drove an LTD, not a Cadillac. Even now, I’m like that. If I’m on the 5th floor, I will wonder why I’m not on the 6th floor. But that was my drive. I was obsessed with my family having a better life.

Leah Remini

As any parent knows, part of your mind is always engaged – wondering and worrying that everything is okay and calculating all the stuff that has to get done in the course of a day. When the children are asleep in their beds, I can go where I really need to go in my head.

Anne Michaels

As economists bandy about terms like ‘recapitalization,’ ‘credit lines,’ and ‘liquidity,’ families are facing brutal cuts to their social services and welfare payments, losing their homes, wondering how their kids will make their way in the world.

Sharan Burrow

As I look back on the day I signed my professional contract in 1973, I’ve never gone to sleep wondering if I could pay the bills or take care of my family. That’s what basketball has done for me. It’s given me the greatest of thrills from high school to college to the Olympics to coaching to broadcasting.

Doug Collins

As most of the population suffers through life, barely surviving, disappointed and confused day after day, hopeless, wondering what happened to their strong and beautiful country, it is in the media’s power to restore, if not some of our quality of life, at least a bit of our peace of mind.

Steven Van Zandt

As one of four daughters, I grew up with an imaginary brother – wondering what it would have been like if one of us had been a boy. There’s no question that there was a phantom boy child in my imagination when I was young.

Siri Hustvedt

As the evening progressed, Scott said that he was looking forward to settling down, but that he hadn’t yet found the right person. The way he looked at me when he said that made me feel he might be wondering whether I was that person.

Amber Frey

At 10, I could walk down the street and see over everybody’s head. I don’t remember being little or having to look up at people. I think I was born 5 feet 10. It’s not that I felt especially tall. I was wondering when everybody else was going to catch up.

Judith Jamison

At least when I was a kid and a reader, I loved the feeling of wondering whether or not something was real, being able to look up connections.

Leigh Bardugo

At one point, you start wondering if being talented in Bollywood is enough, or you need connections.

Ileana D’Cruz

At the beginning of my career, I can honestly say there were a few things I was doing wrong, and I was wondering why I was going a little bit off track.

Joseph Parker

At the premiere for ‘Leave It to Beaver,’ I was walking down the red carpet, and they were screaming my name, and I’m wondering, ‘What do I do?’ So I had to think, ‘OK, calm down, one person at a time.’ Everything is kind of rattling, but afterwards, my publicist said I did really good.

Erika Christensen

At times, our collective anger seems a worthwhile thing – it has a weight and shape and force we couldn’t achieve as individuals – but at other times, I can’t help wondering how much it really accomplishes, if in some ways it might even impede us in our attempts to be more thoughtful, ‘enlightened’ human beings.

Kim Brooks

Boxing? She’s like a woman. If you’ve never wooed her, never won her, you always look back wondering what would have happened had you had her. If you caught her and had a long relationship, you don’t really look back. Do I miss her? No, because I’ve had her, I’ve moved on.

Chris Eubank Sr.

Can you imagine if it was like that: everything you’re doing as you grow up you’re wondering, ‘What is that going to mean if I ever end up being a politician?’ You wouldn’t have anybody except ruthlessly ambitious automatons going into politics.

Liz Kendall

Census figures be damned: If you choose to be alone, you’re destined to spend a certain amount of time wondering why.

Caroline Knapp

College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life.

Paul Ryan

Crazy people don’t sit around wondering if they’re nuts.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

Edgar Allan Poe

Diverting the internal traffic between the Writer as Angel of Light and the Writer as Hustler is that scribbling child in a grown-up body wondering if anybody is listening.

Herbert Gold

Do I have any potential as an actor? I don’t know. I’m still wondering. But acting has kind of taken over.

Christian McKay

Does defending liberalism leave you friendless and perhaps wondering about your breath?

Phil Ochs

Don’t avoid doing something wondering what its consequences may be. Give it a thought, break it down, and consider what really may happen rather than not do it at all.

Kiran Bedi

During a political campaign everyone is concerned with what a candidate will do on this or that question if he is elected except the candidate; he’s too busy wondering what he’ll do if he isn’t elected.

Everett Dirksen

Even printed, on pages that are bound, sentences remain unsettled organisms. Years later, I can always reach out to smooth a stray hair. And yet, at a certain point, I must walk away, trusting them to do their work. I am left looking over my shoulder, wondering if I might have structured one more effectively.

Jhumpa Lahiri

Every child senses, with all the horse sense that’s in him, that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly, wondering how awful it might be.

Benjamin Spock

Every Christmas now for years, I have found myself wondering about the point of the celebration. As the holiday has become more ecumenical and secular, it has lost much of the magic that I remember so fondly from childhood.

Whitley Strieber

Every few months, I would take off to the U.S., which had people wondering why I went away so often. My trips were always to meet my spiritual guru, Maaji, who is based in the U.S. I would always come back with clear mind and sure footing.

Nikita Thukral

Every hour that goes by with family separation policies in effect is another hour that mothers weep thinking of their children, another hour that kids are fearfully wondering where their parents have been taken, another hour that trauma deepens.

Pramila Jayapal

Every kid goes through puberty, wondering what to do about girls and struggling with homework, and every adult has been through that.

Tom Holland

Every minute you spend looking through clutter, wondering where you put this or that, being unable to focus because you’re not organized costs you: time you could have spent with family or friends, time you could have been productive around the house, time you could have been making money.

Jean Chatzky

Every so often, you have to do a show that makes you walk to your car with your head down, wondering what you’re doing with your life. It’s good for you, as long as you’re not feeling that way every night.

Lauren Lapkus

Every tour we do, everybody’s always wondering, ‘What’s Tommy Lee going to do next? What new, wild and crazy thing is he going to come up with?’

Tommy Lee

Everything about the music industry takes away from you as an artist. They’re always wondering what the next thing is: ‘What do you have?’ It’s a very introverted process.

Gary Allan

For a long time, sure, I was letting the pressure of being Rodney King get to me. It ain’t easy. Even now, I walk into a place wondering, ‘What people are thinking? Do they know who I am? What do they think about what happened? Do they blame me for the all those people who died?’

Rodney King

For an author, the nice characters aren’t much fun. What you want are the screwed up characters. You know, the characters that are constantly wondering if what they are doing is the right thing, characters that are not only screwed up but are self-tapping screws. They’re doing it for themselves.

Terry Pratchett

For me, being a public persona, I was always wondering, ‘Was a man dating me for who I was? Was there an agenda? Did he want to be seen with me? Am I arm candy?’

Gina Neely

For me, exploration is about that journey to the interior, into your own heart. I’m always wondering, how will I act at my moment of truth? Will I rise up and do what’s right, even if every fiber of my being is telling me otherwise?

Ann Bancroft

For me, it’s just acting. It’s pretending. The best actors are children, and children don’t do research. You never see a child going, ‘I’m wondering about my motivation here. How can I do this toy? How can I do this train? I don’t feel train.’

Brian Cox

For me, the teen years were all about searching for a place for myself, wondering why I seemed so different than everyone else, wondering especially why no one could look past the surface and figure out who I really was underneath.

Robin Wasserman

For me, when you are have people wondering what is next, what is coming out, you are on the right track.

Stephen Curry

For too long, our country’s version of an energy policy has consisted of Americans waking up every day and wondering how much it will cost to drive to work, how much it will cost to keep their business running, how much it will cost to heat or cool their homes.

Bob Beauprez

Having your second child, in case you were wondering, is a lot harder than having your first, except for those people who find it easier. I’m afraid I don’t have the latest figures to confirm this.

Rachel Cusk

Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.

Laurence J. Peter

His track record of pragmatism, depth and candor all speak to a person who would find the Tea Party simplistic, opportunistic and misguided. Reagan was surrounded by some very smart people who gave him very sound advice. They were not wondering where certain countries are on the map.

Eugene Jarecki

Horror movies are the best date movies. There’s no wondering, ‘When do I put my arm around her?’

Eli Roth

Hors d’oeuvres have always a pathetic interest for me; they remind me of one’s childhood that one goes through wondering what the next course is going to be like – and during the rest of the menu one wishes one had eaten more of the hors d’oeuvres.

Hector Hugh Munro

I always feel like I’m coaching for my job. Just like when I was a player for nine years in Chicago. I came in every day wondering if I was going to get cut. This is no different. I come to work like I did as a player and that’s to do the best I can.

Ron Rivera

I always had a belief in myself, and I started wondering if it was founded.

Donny Most

I always think the really unfortunate thing about the Australian film industry is its lack of momentum. And I don’t mean this in a derogatory way. I’m always wanting it to pick up momentum, and I’m wondering if that’s even possible.

Guy Pearce

I am just at that stage of wondering where I go from here. I came into this business almost by accident, but now it has become serious. What started as a bit of fun, something to do other than be a model, has taken on a different career curve. I have been forced to ask where that curve is going to end up.

Cameron Diaz

I am wondering when – if – I have to cut my hair. I think it looks terrible if you have really long hair and it’s gone gray. So I am experimenting with wearing it up. Up, with pearls. I think that’s quite a good look.

Jerry Hall

I began wondering, can one really write a biography of an illness? But I found myself thinking of cancer as this character that has lived for 4,000 years, and I wanted to know what was its birth, what is its mind, its personality, its psyche?

Siddhartha Mukherjee

I began writing ‘The Cold Song’ in the months following my father’s death, when I felt this sense of loss, disappearance, of being right in the middle of life and wondering: ‘What now? How to proceed?’

Linn Ullmann

I can just remember being broke, wondering if I had any talent – really wondering whether this was all a fantasy – but I had to get out there and keep trying.

Lenny Abrahamson

I can never bring myself to watch Mahesh’s films. It’s way too stressful for me. All his family members are eager to attend and enjoy the previews of his films like normal people. But I sit at home chewing my nails, praying, wondering if this one will be as big as the previous one, and so on.

Namrata Shirodkar

I can’t believe that we would lie in our graves wondering if we had spent our living days well. I can’t believe that we would lie in our graves dreaming of things that we might have been.

Dave Matthews

I can’t remember a major league game where I could make eye contact with my dad. I kept wondering if he was going to yell at me for hanging a pitch or something.

David Cone

I certainly learned how to break down a text at Princeton, which helps me break down a script – or at least that’s the line I feed my parents when they start wondering where all that good money went.

Wentworth Miller

I collect old portraits. They’re all just interesting pictures of people, and you just kind of wonder who they were and what they were. There’s a guy – I don’t know who he is, but he’s wearing a suit. He’s got his arms folded, and he looks like he sold insurance or something. I’m just wondering why someone painted him.

Ellen DeGeneres

I consider it probably one of the biggest honors to be in the Academy. There are only like 1300 actors in it, and as far as I know, you’re a member for life. To this day, I’m wondering how lucky I was.

William Sanderson

I didn’t want to be selling insurance at 40, wondering what would it have been like to do stand-up.

Steven Wright

I do have comfort, because as an actor you don’t want that anxiety of wondering if you’re going to continue with a certain role or if you’re going to be employed the next year. It’s nice to be comfortable with that and then you can concern yourself with the stories and nothing else. There’s no other agenda than putting out a good product.

Tim DeKay

I do think that maybe, even subconsciously, a lot of parents in the West are wondering, have we gone too far in the direction of coddling and protecting – you know, you see kids, sometimes that seem very rude and disrespectful. And the more important thing is they don’t seem that happy.

Amy Chua

I don’t know how, where, and why the idea for ‘Defending Your Life’ began; the idea had been bouncing around for a while. Stories like that sort of have to bounce. They don’t come out of nowhere. I went through my own period of life with sort of everything turning upside down, and wondering, ‘Why is it this way?’

Albert Brooks

I don’t sit around wondering, ‘Why am I here? Who made the stars?’ I prefer to look at the stars and benefit from them rather than concern myself with how they got there.

Roy Hodgson

I don’t spend time wondering what might be next; I just focus on trying to savor every day.

Trisha Yearwood

I don’t think I am even that popular. In fact, people must be wondering who the hell Nia Sharma is!

Nia Sharma

I don’t want to be in a situation again where I am sitting on a set, wondering why I am there and why I am doing the film.

Pankaj Tripathi

I don’t want to be wondering about how skinny I am, wondering what I’m going to eat because I don’t want to gain and I want to look hot and young, always and forever.

Heidi Klum

I feel like actors, having spent a lot of time on movie sets, tend to make decent directors, because they’ve been there, they know what they’re doing, they’ve seen it done right, they’ve seen it done wrong, and they feel comfortable. There’s not a lot of chin-scratching and wondering what your next move is.

C. Thomas Howell

I found myself sitting at the desk wondering, like, does Conor miss what it felt like to be in the gym and just be one of the guys? Because he’s alienated himself from everybody.

Anthony Smith

I got bored with the topic; I felt this was 19th century physics. I was wondering if there was still something profound that could be made with light microscopy. So I saw that the diffraction barrier was the only important problem that had been left over.

Stefan Hell

I got really bored of sitting around waiting for work or for the next movie to come along that only 100 people would see. I got bored of being skint, of twiddling my thumbs, wondering how to take my life to the next stage.

Emily Atack

I grew up being very shy, very much a bookworm, and I remember desperately wondering how to be accepted by the popular kids.

Lisa Kleypas

I had a realization in the midst of my happy marriage that I had kind of lost most of my friends – my male friends in particular. And I started wondering if my wife, who was certainly my best friend, supplanted those relationships.

Matthew Weiner

I had to be honest in my songwriting for it to be where it is, and it’s always scary wondering if anyone will connect with that.

Calum Scott

I had to know if I could make it somewhere else. I did not want to go through the rest of my life wondering what might have been without putting myself to the test.

Kenny Dalglish

I have been working for over 30 years and am always wondering about where I am and where I am going. It does not stop and become a fixed event of achievement.

Maira Kalman

I have had moments of anxiety, so to speak. Just starting my music career and not knowing what to do next. Or even before music, wanting to finish school and not being able to realize that dream at the time I wanted to and really deeply wondering about what my next step would be, what my family would think.


I have never been bored an hour in my life. I get up every morning wondering what new strange glamorous thing is going to happen and it happens at fairly regular intervals.

William Allen White

I have spent my years since Princeton, while at law school and in my various professional jobs, not feeling completely a part of the worlds I inhabit. I am always looking over my shoulder wondering if I measure up.

Sonia Sotomayor

I have such a big family, sometimes, I was wondering, when is it going to be my turn? There’s always a brother who’s older, younger, bigger, stronger, faster, I was like, ‘hey, give me a chance guys.’

Royce Gracie

I just didn’t want to walk away from football without knowing what it meant to be a manager, or even wondering what it was like to be sacked.

Paul Ince

I just made the decision that I was going to try comedy, and if didn’t work, then I knew it didn’t work. Then I would go back and do whatever. But at least I wouldn’t torture myself the rest of my life, wondering whatever would have happened.

Bob Newhart

I keep wondering at night, ‘Will I have a bank the next morning, or will some technology company be doing banking without needing a bank?’

Uday Kotak

I keep wondering how to explain the experience of child abuse from the inside. I’m going to try to explain what my world was like when I was sexually abused. The thing you have to remember is that this was the thinking of a child.

Robin Quivers

I keep wondering who defends Quebec identity: who defends sovereignty, the right of the people to express themselves freely.

Marine Le Pen

I knew if I had gone to school – if I had gone to Juilliard and danced for four years – I would have spent every day wondering what would have happened if I had gone to Los Angeles instead.

Jacob Artist

I knew that I was different. I gravitated more toward playing house, but the teachers were always pushing me toward playing the more competitive games with the boys. I spent so much time wondering, ‘What’s wrong with me? Why can’t I fit in?’

Chelsea Manning

I laughed at Willie Nelson, wondering why he spends all his life on that tour bus. And I look at myself, and I’m sitting in airplanes half the time.

Del Shannon

I like keeping people guessing. I like to have fun with them wondering if I’m sane or not.

Tom Green

I like stories that leave you wanting more, leave you wondering, but don’t tell you everything.

Viggo Mortensen

I like the challenge of trying different things and wondering whether it’s going to work or whether I’m going to fall flat on my face.

Johnny Depp

I live in, literally, the same home when I was swiping my first bank card and wondering if I’d have to put back the Charmin. We still don’t have a dishwasher. My mom has done all these gardens so now my house looks like the garden shack in the middle of Versailles.

Rachael Ray

I lose sleep at night wondering whether we are intelligent enough to figure out the universe. I don’t know.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

I love being on the water, wakesurfing and wakeboarding. I’m not thinking about golf. I’m just wondering if my cooler’s got enough ice to make it through the day.

Dustin Johnson

I loved my second trimester! I didn’t feel sick anymore and had more energy. My bloated belly turned into a baby bump, and I definitely looked pregnant. That was a relief because when I was around 4.5 months, you could see people having this inner monologue with themselves, wondering if I ate too much pizza or if I was pregnant.

Marisa Miller

I met my first dance partner when I was about 17 or 18 and we were married by the time we were 18 or 19, I don’t remember the exact date, and everything was dance, dance, dance. Then there came just a short space of time where I was wondering whether I was missing out on anything. Back then when you danced, everybody married their dance partner.

Shirley Ballas

I might find myself standing, transfixed, by the roadside, watching a sparrowhawk hunting among the bushes, astonished that other people could ignore it. But they might just as well be wondering how I could have failed to notice the new V6 Pentastar Sahara that just drove past.

George Monbiot

I never refused an autograph, never refused to buy someone a drink. Now I’m learning to say I’ve got other things on, instead of doing it and wondering why.

Paul Gascoigne

I often find myself listening to the ‘Shipping Forecast’ on Radio 4. At first, I am usually wondering what time it is, but then, because often I’m on the other side of the bed and I can’t be bothered to turn it off, I just listen and it becomes very relaxing.

Grace Chatto

I once did an event with Ian Rankin where he said he didn’t really need to do much background research because his books are set in the present, and I just thought: ‘You lucky, lucky beast!’ because as a historical novelist, I live constantly on the edge of wondering whether tissues had been invented.

Sara Sheridan

I played a funeral convention once. York Casket Company pays well, in case anyone’s wondering!

Chris Young

I quit wrestling in 2006 because I just got lost. My mom didn’t want me wrestling. I was wondering if I was going to make it in wrestling; I got injured in a match. I was 19. I was away from home, living in Florida, and I just got lost. I couldn’t face it, so I stepped away.

Becky Lynch

I received the most fantastic welcome to the Broadway Theatre community. I walked on stage to tremendous applause and a long standing ovation, wondering when I was ever going to be able to say my first line!

Elaine Paige

I remember just lying in the grass, staring at the clouds, wondering where they drifted off to after they floated over Texas. I never would have imagined that one day I would follow one of those clouds and find myself in Hollywood.

Renee Zellweger

I remember looking at my daughter for the first time and wondering if that’s the way my father looked at me. I could cry, because she’s everything to me. I feel so blessed to be taught so much by her.

Alicia Coppola

I remember my first day at grammar school, being the only person who was me. Everybody else was like everybody else, and there I was, tanned, in a freezing cold playground in the middle of Middlesbrough, wondering what on earth I was doing there.

Chris Rea

I remember when I started modelling and being the only non-white girl in the fashion show. I was grateful to be there, but at the casting, there had been many beautiful women of different descriptions, and I was wondering why they were not being represented.

Joan Smalls

I remember, during an ad shoot, Anurag said to me that you are doing my film, and I was wondering do we really get films so easily. I thought you have to struggle and all. But he kept his word and offered me ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur.’

Huma Qureshi

I spend a lot of time wondering how to best support the people that I love, because I think sometimes that means getting out of the way. When should I leave them alone to have their own life?

Jason Isbell

I spend about half of my time wondering why I have so much in stocks and about half wondering why I have so little.

John C. Bogle

I spent a lot of time wondering about the future. I am curious: when we have AI, and it becomes more mainstream, how is that going to affect the way we communicate with each other?

Rana el Kaliouby

I spent eighteen months as a graduate student in physics at Columbia University, waiting unhappily for an opportunity to work in a laboratory and wondering if I should continue in physics.

Sidney Altman

I spent many years seeking self-awareness and wondering what I should be doing on this planet.

Rosanna Arquette

I started growing up in a hurry and taking a lot of the philosophy I’d heard from church as a kid a lot more seriously – especially the Ten Commandments – and wondering how ‘Thou shalt not kill’ could be so absolutely ignored. It took me until I was in my 40s to write what I was thinking as a young soldier.

Dave Brubeck

I started wondering why it is that people line up behind charismatic leaders. It’s easy to understand the emergence of a figure who’s narcissistic and compelling. But why people follow this person mindlessly – that was the hard question to me.

Robert J. Sawyer

I suffer during games. We follow the action, kicking every ball, wondering if our centre-backs can stop the cross… In some ways, you enjoy it, but your heart is always thumping.

Roy Hodgson

I think I was kind of melancholy as a kid. I spent a lot of time inside my own head, a lot of time sort of staring into space wondering the hell was going on.

John Edgar Wideman

I think in a lot of romantic comedies it ends with a kiss, and I feel like in modern day relationships, and maybe just my own experience, it starts with a kiss and then all sort of falls apart and then comes together. You’re texting. You’re wondering what’s going on. There’s no definitions, there’s no labels.

Elizabeth Meriwether

I think it’s useful, as a famous person, to have as little separation between the perception of you and how you really are – because otherwise I’d be sitting here thinking I’m keeping secrets, and wondering when you’re going to find out.

Daniel Radcliffe

I think music will always be a big part of my life. I can’t go five minutes without singing, sometimes unconsciously. And people stare at me, and I’m wondering why they’re staring, and then I’m realizing that I’m belting out a tune.

Justin Timberlake

I think one of the things I enjoy about acting is the transformation, and part of that is certainly the physical transformation. If people are confused forever, wondering where they have seen me before, that feels like exactly where I want to live. It feels like something’s working.

Rachel Brosnahan

I think people get a sense of possibility when they’re on a plane, even romantic possibility, wondering if the perfect person is going to sit down next to them or something.

Walter Kirn

I think Romney’s talking himself out of the election, to be honest. I was wondering what was gonna happen when the Republican power structure turned the money on, and then they turned on the money and nothing happened.

Lupe Fiasco

I think that even if you’re wondering if two characters are ever going to kiss, drawing out the inevitability is part of the fun. Whatever the genre happens to be.

J. J. Abrams

I think that going to the beach as a child, being in the water and smelling that salt air and hearing the seagulls, it had a real calming effect. But also, it was a mysterious thing – I remember wondering what was under those dark New England seas.

Brian Skerry

I think the hardest thing about being an actor is between jobs when you don’t know and wondering if you’ll ever work again. It’s kind of a crazy business.

Michael Vartan

I think the most important part of the teenage years is wondering.

Kevin Abstract

I think the people who experienced the Apollo missions came away from that experience wondering to themselves, ‘When can we get a chance to experience spaceflight?’ I’ve heard that many, many times: that people got into a new career field hoping that they would be able to experience spaceflight.

Buzz Aldrin

I think the record industry has gotten to be more about labels wondering what the new single is rather than labels nurturing artists. It’s gotten away from making a full album of music that someone would want to listen to all the way through.

John Varvatos

I think there’s a lot of naivete and hubris within our mix of personalities. That’s probably our worst crime. I keep wondering what a ‘mature’ record means.

Ian Williams

I think, like everybody else in New Hampshire, when I pull up to fill up my car and I pay $50, I get upset. And I’m wondering if these prices are legitimate.

Judd Gregg

I try to be a positive person, but I’m also always looking and wondering, ‘Maybe this could be done differently.’ As soon as your mind is in a critical mode, you’re halfway through designing; as soon as you start thinking about whether something could be better, you’re already halfway through a solution.

Thomas Heatherwick

I tweet myself and do all the Facebook updates. It started off with me wondering whether I was showing off and I was very careful about what I wrote.

Prabal Gurung

I used to always sit in church looking out the windows at the boys, wondering if I could make an excuse to go out and, you know, go to the bathroom because all the outdoor toilets. But anyhow, I was only going out to see the boys.

Dolly Parton

I used to drive around looking at the big houses, wondering how they got there. I used to love biographies about successful business people, wondering how they got there. You start to realize that if they can do it, I can do it.

Mark Cuban

I want to keep doing as much work as I can, and I want to keep the level high. I’m wondering if something is going to happen to me to screw it up.

Harvey Pekar

I want to make people think about certain things or have them ask the question of ‘why.’ I just want to always keep the people wondering.

Roddy Ricch

I wanted to have more songs with religious backgrounds. The Christmas record has strong, traditional hymns, but it also has a song called ‘Christmas in Heaven’ about missing someone that you love that’s passed on, and wondering what’s going on up there on Christmas.

Scotty McCreery

I was 0-11 as a starter, and there were times when I walked off the field wondering if I’d ever win a game in the NFL.

Troy Aikman

I was drawn to astronomy by a teenage existential quest. Around 13, I was deep into wondering about the meaning of life and what I was doing here. I turned to religion, but that did nothing for me. I got to wondering where was here. So, I began studying astronomy and became enthralled by what I learned.

Carolyn Porco

I was going out with a few girls and we were in a local. A girl started shouting ‘Gogglebox’ at me and became really intimidating. I left but I lay awake crying, wondering if the girl knew where I lived.

Scarlett Moffatt

I was just wondering if I’d ever get a visa to go to the U.S. Probably not.

Katharine Gun

I was miserable in WCW. I knew I wasn’t going to go any higher there, and jumping to WWE hadn’t even crossed my mind. I couldn’t stop wondering, ‘Is this it? Is this what I worked my whole life for?’

Eddie Guerrero

I was Mr. Olympia and everywhere I went I had to project this image. After some time you start wondering what part of that is really you and which bit you’re doing because it’s your job.

Dorian Yates

I was not paying attention during physics in high school; I was wondering if I was going to be cast in ‘Pippin.’

John Benjamin Hickey

I was spending a lot of time in Mumbai after I met my husband, who is Indian, and while parts of the city were prospering like crazy, I couldn’t quite make out how the new wealth had changed the prospects of the majority of city residents who lived in slums. So after a few years I stopped wondering and started reporting.

Katherine Boo

I was with my dad 20 years ago as he was dying. I was there at the moment of his death, and I kept wondering the whole while what it must feel like from his point of view to still be there thinking, hearing all that was going on as people came and went, and life continued all around him.

Jill McCorkle

I was wondering if any of my faith was real at all, and I started to let go of a lot of things that I had learned and say, ‘Maybe I just need to start over entirely with what I have learned about my faith.’ And that’s what I did.

Andy Mineo

I was wondering if I could love another child as much as I love my son. And what I realized, within hours of my daughter being born, not only do I love her just as much if not more.

Michael Ealy

I was wondering if the best was behind me, had the high point of my career already happened. Then I saw what Manolo had done, and some of his best work happened after he turned 40.

Patrick Cox

I wasn’t able to explode, jump, run – not even walk without pain being in the back of my leg. Every time I bent my leg, even in a walking motion, I was wondering what was wrong with me. But I stuck with it.

Penny Hardaway

I wasn’t truly comfortable with myself until I was about 30. I spent so much time and energy wondering if I wasn’t worthy, and trying to find people to validate me, instead of validating myself.

Tori Spelling

I went home every night wondering how to get in the Burnley team. It was, ‘You’ve been brought up nicely, had everything handed to you.’ Is that what people think just because I went to private school and played instruments?

Patrick Bamford

I work with an amazing team – I have a stylist and a hairdresser and make-up artist who are always wondering what I am going to do next!

Netta Barzilai

I worry that if I enjoy something – like the songs on ‘Some Nights’ are about wondering about who you are. I’m never quite sure and I’d hate to feel sort of content and get a good sense of who I am because if I know one thing, that’s not me. I don’t mind not necessarily being happy about it. And that’s fine.

Nate Ruess

I would find myself laughing and wondering where these ideas came from. You can call it imagination, I suppose. But I was grateful for wherever they came from.

Amy Tan

I would rather fail trying than sit on the couch wondering if I could have done it.

Travis Pastrana

I would say that many of the characters in my stories do not live in true poverty – they are not out on the street; they are not wondering if there will be anything to eat in the next week. They are people who are at the lower echelons of the economic strata.

Robin Hobb

I write every day, including weekends. For writers, there are no weekends. It’s just that your family is around, looking mournful, wondering when you’re going to pay attention to them.

Janet Fitch

I’d be nervous about skiing, wondering what I’d do if I felt shaky on top of a mountain; but other diabetics do ski, so there’s no reason I couldn’t.

Dana Hill

If bin Laden is in fact publicly killed, then the US military will find itself standing around with its hands in its pockets, wondering what’s supposed to come next.

Bruce Sterling

If I came in and didn’t rebound, that would look bad on my part. People would be wondering, what was he doing the whole time?

Tristan Thompson

If I had done what I was programmed to do, I would now be sitting in a car factory looking at the sizes of wheels, or wondering how to get credit to start a new factory in Russia.

Jean Pigozzi

If I spent my time wondering about what genre I wanted to be in or where I was on the charts, I wouldn’t be able to write these kinds of song. I’d be too busy doing other things.

Jason Isbell

If I’m feeling desperate, I’ll go out image-hunting. I’ll go to news agents and stand at the rack flicking through magazines or go to second-hand bookshops. And then, bit by bit, like concrete poetry, I start to realise that I am drawn to particular things, and then I start wondering why that is.

Gary Hume

If I’m lucky enough to see the day when my sons are living independently, maybe with families of their own, I’ll still be wondering how I can be a better mother and worrying about the things I overlooked back when they lived under my roof.

Julia Glass

If something seems like a little venue, don’t treat it like that. Do it all. If you’re sort of wondering why you’re doing something at some location, just do it – any size theater, production, or whatever. It’s all helpful.

Fred Armisen

If we are wondering why only 19 percent of the American people feel that the Congress is in tune with their priorities, the cuts in Amtrak is one blatant reason why.

Corrine Brown

If you are ever wondering, ‘If I have thinner thighs and shinier hair will I be happier?’ you just need to meet a group of models because they have the thinnest thighs and the shiniest hair and the coolest clothes and they’re the most physically insecure women on the planet.

Cameron Russell

If you spend too much time wondering what you’re going to feel like in year five, you’re not going to feel anything in year one.

Emilia Clarke

If you walk away, don’t walk away with something still left in the tank. Then you’re wondering like, ‘Man, what could I have done?’ When I’m done playing, I want to leave it all out on the field.

Ryan Howard

If you want it, go for it. Take a risk. Don’t always play it safe or you’ll die wondering.

Tenille Dashwood

If your parent is deployed and you are that young, you spend the whole time wondering where they are and waiting for them to come home. As time passes and the absence is longer and longer, you become more and more concerned – but you don’t really have the words to express your concern. There’s only this continued absence.

Suzanne Collins

If you’re ever wondering what to wear, just dress like a pumpkin, you’re good to go.

Devendra Banhart

If you’re not religious, like me, how do you explain the transformational power that certain places have? They bring an incredible degree of attention to where you are and the passage of time. You’re looking at every flower twitching, wondering if it’s just the breeze or some magical pulse.

Geoff Dyer

If you’re still wondering about details – how am I going to get these two to meet, or whatever – when you’re writing, you can’t pay proper attention to the sentences themselves.

John Irving

If you’re wondering what I mean by ‘miracle,’ it’s simple: a miracle is a shift in perspective from fear to love. A miracle can be the moment you choose to forgive your ex-lover and let go of decades of resentment, or the moment you recognize that losing your job was not a tragedy but an opportunity to follow your true calling.

Gabrielle Bernstein

If you’ve been wondering where the next gold rush is going to take place, look up at the night sky to our closest celestial neighbor. The next economic boom might just be a mere 240,000 miles away on the bella luna.

Peter Diamandis

I’m always helping out girlfriends, and then I’m wondering, who’s going to look after me?

Alexa Chung

Im always looking and watching people and how they behave and wondering how they got where they are.

Mary McCartney

I’m always wondering what else I could be doing. It never feels enough to just use my platform. I’m happy to give a voice to people who may not be heard half as much, but I’m always wondering what else I could be doing, since my position almost requires me to do more. And I want to do more.

Logan Browning

I’m always wondering, if Bigfoot’s not real, then why does this creature show up in all these different cultures? I’m always fascinated by that kind of stuff.

Bobcat Goldthwait

I’m always wondering: Have all these time-saving devices actually saved us any time, or have they just created a million fetishes and obsessions that keep us from the quiet half hour we should be taking to sit and do nothing every day?

Mark Feuerstein

I’m ashamed to say it, but I watch YouTube videos of our live shows, wondering if it actually sounded the way it sounded when I was playing it, and the consistent thing I see is that you can feel the anxiety and the tension and it’s over-aggressive a lot of the time.

Justin Chancellor

I’m incapable of truly relaxing. I remember when I was younger and less wise or experienced, actors that I knew would always talk about jobs ending and wondering whether they were ever going to work again. Now that’s my life.

Joshua Malina

I’m just happy that Jesus Christ, um, did not let me lose my teeth when I was 20 years old. ‘Cause I was wondering, like, what if you kept your baby teeth until the age of 18 or 20, and then you lose ’em? That would look pretty bad.

Metta World Peace

I’m just wondering, folks, if I gave a speech on anti-capitalism, do you think I could be named Person of the Year by ‘TIME Magazine?’

Rush Limbaugh

I’m married now, but back when I had girlfriends, you were always wondering if they liked you, and if you liked them enough. You’re together, but the smallest thing could make one of you go ‘You know what? This isn’t working!’

Jeremy Sisto

I’m married, which means that instead of occasionally wondering about men from afar, I actually live with one and can be constantly astounded by the strange male brain.

Cathy Guisewite

I’m really fascinated and you know I’ve been wondering about that usage of language, various breathing techniques and why in these practices language is being used in another way.

Kathy Acker

I’m the guy who spends 15 minutes staring out of the window wondering what to have for lunch.

Robert Webb

I’m wondering how many elected figures any of us could find who do not, in the front or back of their minds, remember who does them favors, who doesn’t.

Nancy Gibbs

I’m wondering how people are so creative, and how many things were born out of and inspired by the Cube.

Erno Rubik

I’m wondering if I made the right decision about hair and makeup.

Ree Drummond

I’m wondering if they haven’t reported all the people with MS, because if all of the cases were reported, the government would have to step in and give more financial aid to us.

Teri Garr

I’m wondering when you hit the age where people say, ‘Oh, OK, he’s not so young.’

Anthony Marra

I’m wondering whether to have someone go around with my mobile to completely throw everybody off the scent. I could appear in weird places.

Andrew Lloyd Webber

In 1995, I discovered I had two brain tumours. The process of having them removed went on for about three years. It was a long and drawn-out time, wondering whether or not I was going to die.

Martin Kemp

In ‘A Chosen Few,’ I spent hours and hours listening to the pain of people of who had survived wondering why they survived and what their life means and what right do they have to survive.

Mark Kurlansky

In case you’re wondering whether I lip synch, the answer is no… people think so because I sound so good.

Lady Gaga

In elementary school, I read every single space book in the library about all the planets, about nebulas, about black holes. So for as long as I can remember, I’ve been just looking up at the stars and wondering what’s out there and even what may be looking back at us.

Sunil Nagaraj

In Los Angeles, as I gained and lost celebrity, then gained it again, I often found myself wondering why I, out of thousands like me, had become famous.

Patrick Dempsey

In politics there is plenty of division, hostility, tribalism, posturing; but there’s almost no curiosity. Instead of wondering why someone holds a certain set of beliefs and asking how they came to them, it is easier to gather a mob and silence opposing viewpoints by force.

Lisa Kennedy Montgomery

In this game you can waste a lot of energy wondering about other people’s opinions when the one that actually counts is yours. Because that’s your job, to lead and to manage.

Sean Dyche

Interviewing Michael Jordan is like playing him one on one. If he respects you and especially your media platform and he’s amused by your college try, he’ll let you get off a shot or two. Then he’ll go behind his back, give you a head fake and leave you wondering exactly what he meant by this and that.

Skip Bayless

Isn’t it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it?

Richard Dawkins

It hasn’t really made it easier getting film work. It’s not like I can call up a studio or a producer and say – insert haughty voice here – ‘It’s Parker. I guess you might know me as the indie queen. I’m wondering if you have any projects for me to be in.’

Parker Posey

It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It’s my partner.

Jonas Salk

It shouldn’t be the asylum seekers wondering which country they want go to. It should be Europe telling them where to be, be it Lithuania, Sweden, or wherever.

Mark Rutte

It was very hard to make ‘Funny Face’ in Paris because making movies is difficult and making a movie in a city that was glorious, that was unique and surprising, to get it, to put it on film you have to make choices and reject a lot of things so you’re always wondering: ‘Am I doing it right?’

Stanley Donen

It wasn’t always easy – getting dumped by my female friends for their newfound boyfriends, husbands, girlfriends stung; I felt like a jilted lover, heartbroken and wondering what I’d done wrong. But it was also easier to forgive them, to accept what time and energy they were willing to offer, even if it was less than what I wanted.

Jenna Wortham

It’s an epidemic. Instead of socialising and having proper conversations, we’re staring at pictures of models in bikinis and wondering how they look like that. It’s like self-loathing.

Whitney Wolfe Herd

It’s become a cliche to stare in mute horror at Donald Trump’s endless stream of Twitter vomit, wondering what chthonic god finds pleasure in watching us writhe as Trump brings out the very worst in his followers and new levels of willful ignorance from Republicans determined to see no evil, no matter how in their face that evil is.

Rick Wilson

It’s freeing to be that person who people turn around to look at, wondering who could have a laugh that loud.

Lolly Adefope

It’s frightening to think about more sanctions. When I’ve met North Koreans in China, they’ve said to me, ‘You have no idea how difficult our lives are. We live like dogs.’ They wake up in the morning wondering what they’re going to eat for dinner.

Barbara Demick

It’s funny. When I saw the script in my inbox and it said ‘Sparkle,’ I thought, ‘For real? It’s really called ‘Sparkle?’ I was wondering, too, how does ‘Jordin Sparks as Sparkle’ sound?

Jordin Sparks

It’s hard to sleep at night because I’m still wondering where my mother is.

Fred Savage

It’s no accident that I’m not married and don’t have kids yet. Because, despite what I’ve achieved in my career, I’m always wondering when somebody’s gonna tap me on the shoulder and say, ‘OK, the gig is up.’

Shemar Moore

It’s often discouraging sitting working at home, wondering whether to put the heating on, answering the doorbell to the gas board, feeling it’s all utterly pointless.

Rachel Johnson

It’s refreshing to have some time off from wondering whether I look fat.

Pamela Druckerman

It’s the life of an actor to always be questioning, always be wondering. There is no occupation in the world less dependable.

Louise Linton

It’s true – women want the fantasy. So give them romance – but without the desperation, wondering, and waiting you see in the movies.

Nadine Velazquez

I’ve been stocking up on dry shampoo. We don’t have dry shampoo in the Philippines yet. I notice that here in the U.S., there are a lot of volumizing products, like salt spray. In the Philippines, the humidity can make your hair a bit flat, so I’m wondering, how come we don’t have this back home?

Pia Wurtzbach

I’ve been thinking about the distorted view of science that prevails in our culture. I’ve been wondering about this, because our civilization is completely dependent on science and high technology, yet most of us are alienated from science.

Ann Druyan

I’ve been wondering for a while now if the CEO role is one that I want – and the one that I’m best at.

Sophia Amoruso

I’ve now learned that the most stressful day of filming a TV series is the first day of a new episode. You haven’t quite banked the one you just wrapped and are wondering, ‘Did I do that right?’ ‘Could I have done that better?’

Gina Bellman

I’ve taught people in improv classes, then watched them move to Los Angeles to become Emmy winners and movie stars. That experience, for anyone wondering, is both super exciting and also makes you put a microscope on your own life choices. It causes you to question why you still perform stand-up in so many Brooklyn basements.

Chris Gethard

Kids today aren’t listening to music audio-only. They’re picking up a CD and looking at the lyric sheet and wondering why the pictures aren’t moving around. Who wants to do that? It’s like Bam Bam Flintstone hanging with the dinosaurs vs. Elroy Jetson who’s flying around space. If I’m a kid, I wanna be kicking it with Elroy.


Life’s about ego. So for someone to talk about my ego, as they are writing their piece about my ego, I’m wondering what they’re doing with their ego?

Richard Ashcroft

Living involves making bold choices. You can’t always know how they’re going to turn out, and you can always play that game of wondering what might have been if you had made another decision.

Tom Kitt

Lonesome. Lonesome. I know what it means. Here all by my lonesome, dreaming empty dreams. Weary. Weary at the close of day, wondering if tomorrow brings me joy or sorrow.

Leon Redbone

Lucy Kellaway’s columns in the ‘Financial Times’ lend themselves to podcasts because they usually consist of her giving a brisk ticking off to some CEO or subversively wondering whether we’re really as busy as we pretend we are.

David Hepworth

Made it as a writer’? I’m still wondering if I’ve made it as a writer. I’ve made it as a published writer of the type of SF that I want to write and read, but I’m still waiting for that big breakthrough.

Eric Brown

Magneto has a whole lot of complexity to him. Emotionally, he’s coming from a very damaged place. I like the ambivalence of it. I want the audience leaving the theater wondering, asking the questions themselves rather than being spoon-fed like a lot of these super-villain characters.

Michael Fassbender

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.

Saint Augustine

Middle-class commuters in Rickmansworth and Berkhamsted are wondering whether the Conservative party is the party that they have traditionally supported. And they certainly don’t want to support a Farage-lite party.

David Gauke

Money was always on my mind when I was growing up. So I was always wondering how we were going to afford this and that. Acting seemed to be a shortcut out of the mess.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Most of American life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home, wondering why the hell you went.

John Updike

Most of my childhood revolved around wondering when we would be blown up by the Russians. I couldn’t stand the news, I knew that if the missile were launched, mortality would arrive in half an hour, so I spent a lot of my childhood feeling that I was 30 minutes from being dead.

Jane Smiley

Most people are always wondering what to say. With me, life is an open book.

Pooja Bedi

My biggest nightmare is I’m driving home and get sick and go to hospital. I say: ‘Please help me.’ And the people say: ‘Hey, you look like…’ And I’m dying while they’re wondering whether I’m Barbra Streisand.

Barbra Streisand

My brother arrived some months after my father left. Um, and he ah, was thus eight years younger than me and it was um, you know, it was such a time that my mother probably had people wondering was it his.

Thomas Keneally

My family was always wondering why I ended up playing people who were mentally ill, insane, downtrodden, and a little crazy. I think what they don’t understand is that most female parts are written basically as hysterical women.

Carrie Coon

My first tic was to shake my head violently. I was in karate class, and I was shaking violently. All of a sudden, I just started to notice that the teacher was looking at me, and all the kids were wondering what I was doing. I suddenly felt really strange.

Dash Mihok

My judgement is not good when I am on a book tour. I am not thinking about it that much. What happens is I will go back home. I have a 4-year-old and a 1-year-old and a wife who is now taking care of them who is wondering where her husband is.

Michael Lewis

My kids are just waiting for me at home. I’m their father. They’re wondering, ‘When’s Daddy coming home?’

Brad Pitt

My life changed completely. It’s crazy now. It’s kind of gone from striving and wondering and being confused and being lost to just feeling like the most blessed person in the world – just happy to wake up every day, happy to get on a plane every time. Just couldn’t be happier with life, really.

Becky Lynch

My primary instinct as an actor is not the big transformation. It’s thrilling if a performer can do that well, but that’s not me. Often with actors, it’s a case of witnessing a big party piece but wondering afterwards, where’s the substance?

Colin Firth

My recollection of the higher school certificate, which involved a practical exam in physics, was being confronted with an experiment involving a sort of barometer arrangement, wondering why I couldn’t make it work.

Peter Higgs

My very, very first moment on set on ‘Lord of the Rings’ in 2000 was me in a lycra suit, six and a half thousand feet up on a mountain in New Zealand, standing in front of 250 crew who were all wondering what I was doing – myself included.

Andy Serkis

None of my actions have ever sort of been motored by the search for a husband or wondering if I was going to have a family someday or wanting to live in a really great house or thinking it would be really great to have a diamond.

Lena Dunham

Of course, I’d like to earn Jonathan Ross’s money, but I don’t have sleepless nights wondering when someone’s going to knock on my door with sacks of cash.

Mariella Frostrup

Once I got married and had kids, I moved away from romantic roles, because it seemed wrong to have my three-year-old wondering why Daddy was kissing someone else.

Chevy Chase

One day, I’ll be photographing Kate Moss in Paris, then I’ll be on Stephanie Seymour’s ranch with her hundred horses wondering what exactly it is I’m doing there.

Juergen Teller

One improvement I have learned from my childhood experience with my father: I do not threaten punishment in the morning. That was awful. Late into the night I would lie awake tossing and wondering what he was going to do to me. Usually he did nothing. A quiet, impressive ‘talking to’ was all I got.

Lincoln Steffens

One of the greatest things about playing a villain is people wondering when he’s going to make his comeback.

Michael McMillian

One of the things I wonder is whether it’s good that the whole free model makes a lot of people listen to more of your music. I’m wondering if it devalues it, it becomes disposable, because you can get it so easily.


People are always wondering if I am an artist or political activist or politician. Maybe I’ll just clearly tell you: Whatever I do is not art. Let’s say it is just objects or materials, movies or writing, but not art, OK?

Ai Weiwei

People in Oklahoma don’t wake up every morning wondering what the government is going to do for them.

Mick Cornett

People who exploit others come to spend an enormous amount of energy wondering about and justifying that exploitation.

Mary Beard

People would come up to me, saying, ‘You sound a lot like the lead singer from Queen.’ I started wondering, ‘Who is this guy making me sound so unoriginal?’

Marc Martel

Perhaps all of us have come to rely too deeply on machinery and software to be our allies without wondering about the cost: the way technology doesn’t fix problems without creating new ones.

Jenna Wortham

Pressure is a man that is wondering how he’s going to feed his five kids today.

Burna Boy

Rather than spend so much time wondering if I’m going to get hired, or is it a problem that I’ve got this black-tar history, I’ve just got to keep doing what I’m doing and try to be decent.

Natasha Lyonne

Rational anxiety is when you’re aware of the source of your anxiety. Like, if I have to host an award show or talk to millions of people on the radio, I’m going to feel anxious, and I know why. Irrational anxiety is when I’m leaving CVS, and there’s a car behind me, and I’m wondering if he’s following me home.

Charlamagne tha God

Reviewers are entitled to say if they liked the screenplay, performance, and execution of a film or not. But when they say things like the film doesn’t cater to a certain audience, it leaves people wondering if they should watch it.

Rakul Preet Singh

She said she was approaching forty, and I couldn’t help wondering from what direction.

Bob Hope

Should we find a second form of life right here on our doorstep, we could be confident that life is a truly cosmic phenomenon. If so, there may well be sentient beings somewhere in the galaxy wondering, as do we, if they are not alone in the universe.

Paul Davies

Since I was a child, I was always wondering why people were living in such conditions while enormous lands were empty.

Jovenel Moise

Since turning 40 I happily moisturise – I have what’s called a regime – but I’m always in two minds because I have no idea if I’m completely wasting my money. They feel nice when they are on but I can’t stop wondering, ‘Am I succumbing to the same nonsense I try to fight against in other areas?’

Derren Brown

So I don’t know what the world’s doing to me at the moment. I’m just on the surfboard. The wave’s there, and I’m just going along with it, wondering when the wave’s gonna stop and just enjoying the sun.

Masked Wolf

So much of our lives are defined by habit or what the guy next to us is doing, never wondering and knowing who and what we support with our actions, from the detergent Mom always used, to my favorite dish I make… A lot of my life is unexamined habit.

Kristin Bauer van Straten

So much of the deep lingering sadness over President Kennedy’s assassination is about the unfinished promise: unspoken speeches, unfulfilled hopes, the wondering about what might have been.

Marian Wright Edelman

So that this thing that aired in 1963 would result a few years later in personal bankruptcy, would result in having people be on edge with me, wondering when I’m going to blow up.

Shelley Berman

Some divorcees turn their pain inward. They brood, and they grieve for a long time, always wondering if they could have done something differently to keep this from happening. They make every problem in their relationship into something they could have prevented.

Emily V. Gordon

Some guys, I look at them, I’m kind of wondering why they don’t have a beard. You can see they’d have a great one, that they could be doing so much better.

Jason Kelce

Sometimes I’ll watch teenagers and find myself not quite believing I’m older than they are – even wondering, delusionally, if they can see any difference between us.

Jennifer Egan

Sometimes the biggest problem is in your head. You’ve got to believe you can play a shot instead of wondering where your next bad shot is coming from.

Jack Nicklaus

Sometimes when I flick through a magazine and see these thin models I’m left wondering what effect they can have on an insecure person. But I say to girls: forget what you see in the magazines, that is a world which has nothing to do with reality; think of it as a cartoon.

Elisabetta Canalis

Sometimes when you meet a musician you are a fan of, and he or she isn’t the friendliest person, you walk away from the experience wondering if you will ever be able to listen to their music again.

Henry Rollins

Take me to any other film industry, and they will be wondering why Telugu audiences love me so much.


The English Channel is such a narrow little puddle, you cannot help wondering why no invader has succeeded in crossing it since 1066.

David Hewson

The first couple shows I did by myself, I was looking around wondering where the rest of my band was.

Lindsey Buckingham

The game is just one long conversation, and I’m anticipating that, and I will say things like ‘Did you know that?’ or ‘You’re probably wondering why.’ I’m really just conversing rather than just doing play-by-play. I never thought of myself as having a style. I don’t use key words. And the best thing I do? I shut up.

Vin Scully

The Internet, sadly, has become a preying ground for trolls and just predators. And when you’re in the position that I’m in, and you have a wife and a child who had just come into this world not too long ago, you start wondering whether or not that continued interaction and some of the threats and some of the nonsense are worth it.

David Draiman

The journey of filmmaking is so amazing. You start off with great confidence, and develop insecurity at the time of release. When you are ready with the finished product, you are constantly wondering if you have been honest to the story you started out with, if you got what you wanted. One is too close to the project by then to be objective.

Mani Ratnam

The most important element of the foster care system is getting kids out of foster care and into a permanent placement so they don’t have to spend their entire childhoods in courtrooms, wondering if they will ever have a place to call home.

Rhea Perlman

The other day I was thinking – because I get a lot of headaches – I was wondering whether the head should be where it is. Because, at the end of the day, it’s probably the heaviest part of your body, right? And yet it’s at the top as opposed to, I don’t, dangling at the bottom somewhere.

Karl Pilkington

The pleasure of reading a story and wondering what will come next for the hero is a pleasure that has lasted for centuries and, I think, will always be with us.

Stan Lee

The protests and pain over the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown had me wondering if we can ever experience the world as others do. For no matter how disputed the circumstances of both cases, many people see what happened in black and white.

Campbell Brown

The social media of Aam Aadmi Party was the best and they wove such a wonderful net that even I started wondering that they seem to be very strong.

Amarinder Singh

The thing about Birmingham is, no one spends their evening looking over your shoulder thinking: ‘Is that Nick Grimshaw?’ and wondering if there’s a better night they could be on. Because there isn’t.

Joe Lycett

The world is preoccupied with dissecting, analyzing and prognosticating on the blockchain’s future; technologists, entrepreneurs, and enterprises are wondering if it is to be considered vitamin or poison.

William Mougayar

The worst thing about war was the sitting around and wondering what you were doing morally.

Paul Fussell

The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized – never knowing.

Jim Rohn

Then, I realized that there is an indigenous presence in the Solar System. It’s us. So, then, I got to wondering what would happen if a more technologically advanced society moved next door to us, the way we moved next door to the American Indians.

Sarah Zettel

There are times when I think, ‘I’m going to get this part. I know I am. I’m going to get this.’ And then I don’t, and I’m wondering, ‘What happened? I went back five times!’

Erika Christensen

There have definitely been more than a few moments in my life where I’m wondering where the next paycheck will come from and how I’m gonna pay rent.

Anna Kendrick

There is a charm in making a stew, to the unaccustomed cook, from the excitement of wondering what the result will be, and whether any flavour save that of onions will survive the competition in the mixture.

Annie Besant

There is something about hitting 40, the half- way mark that is heady and liberating, it runs away with you and you reach your 50s out of breath and wondering, ‘Where was I going with that?’

Shweta Bachchan Nanda

There was a lot of reflection – I know that – wondering, ‘What in the hell am I doing?’ But it paid off.

Matt Nagy

There was a time when I was wondering about this business of going public, so I visited about a half-dozen companies in the Boston area, all of them formed by MIT faculty and all had gone public.

Amar Bose

There were days when I would feel extremely nervous and insecure, wondering if I was making the right decisions and going about my career correctly.

Athiya Shetty

There’s a gap between people knowing what I do and really believing that I still do that – and wondering what it is I really do.

Bill Cosby

There’s a hardening of the culture. Reality TV has lowered the standards of entertainment. You’re left wondering about the legitimacy of relationships. It’s probably harder to entertain the same people with a more classic form of writing, and romantic comedies are a classic genre.

Nancy Meyers

There’s not enough time in each day to really focus enough attention on any one thing, but I’m doing my best. I have a great group of people who support me, and I don’t sleep a lot. It’s like I’m on a constantly spinning merry-go-round, and every day, I’m wondering when it will stop so I can get off. I love what I do, so that helps a lot.

Alex Guarnaschelli

There’s probably a lot of people wondering if I can play.

Jaromir Jagr

There’s still a lot of investors wondering what to invest in. And, of course, I think entertainment looks attractive when you read the few films that make these insane amounts of money. What they don’t know is they don’t always do that.

Ridley Scott

This baby comes out of you and there’s no handbook. They hand you this child and say, ‘Don’t kill it. Feed it, clothe it and shelter it.’ I never knew what that kind of love was. I remember looking at my daughter for the first time and wondering if that’s the way my father looked at me.

Alicia Coppola

This is my sixth series, and I’m burned out wondering if a show is going to change my life. Don’t get me wrong, I love when people recognize my work. But I’ve given up worrying about whether it’ll be seen by two people or two million or 22 million.

Charlotte Ross

This is Romney’s biggest political weakness. His policy flip-flops and the general sense that he’s not comfortable in his own skin leads voters, including many supporters, wondering about his core values.

Ron Fournier

This will pass and it always does.’ I consistently have to keep telling myself that because being an entrepreneur means that you go to those dark places a lot, and sometimes they’re real. You’re wondering if you can you make payroll. There is a deadline, and you haven’t slept in a while. It’s real.

Majora Carter

To go into a game wondering, ‘What if I do this wrong?’ is a terrible way to think. You just have to believe in what you can do.

Joe Hart

Too often, politicians fail to relate what they advocate to the kind of society they want to build, or they dress up policy in rhetoric which belies their actual intention. Meanwhile Joe Public is left wondering what on earth this bunch are all about and how their vision of a good society differs from that of the other lot.

Chuka Umunna

Very few players want to go home wondering if they’ve folded the best hand. They feel humiliated when they’re bluffed out of a pot. As a result, these players make calls with marginal hands that put their entire tournament at risk.

Phil Hellmuth

We all know the principle that the polluter pays? Well one day I got to wondering why it is that the polluter seems to get away with it quite so often! Then it occurred to me that if the polluter is going to pay, somebody needs to tell him how much. The proper valuation of natural capital will enable us to say how much.

Barry Gardiner

We always had money problems. Sometimes I would lie awake at night wondering how to pay the rent.

Maj Sjowall

We are all frightened now. No one says anything public without looking over their shoulder and wondering, Have I said something wrong? Am I going to get in trouble?

David Baddiel

We invest less in our friendships and expect more of friends than any other relationship. We spend days working out where to book for a romantic dinner, weeks wondering how to celebrate a partner or parent’s birthday, and seconds forgetting a friend’s important anniversary.

Mariella Frostrup

We need to have women in more powerful positions that are making decisions, so when that 10-year-old girl is looking up and wondering, ‘What can I do and what do I want to be when I get older?’ She has the opportunity to do and be whatever she wants.

Abby Wambach

We’re all always wondering about our own limits, what we’re capable of.

Patty Jenkins

We’ve got to tell our stories to influence culture, and we have to get more people elected who have faced challenges like domestic violence, working minimum-wage jobs, wondering how to get food on the table… regular people.

MJ Hegar

What I did know from having started businesses before Amazon, as well as from my time at Amazon, was that when you are trying to do something new, it’s really a waste of energy to spend a lot of cycles wondering whether it’s going to be a success or not.

Andy Jassy

What motivates me is seeing people in the crowd and wondering what they’re going home to and what they’re dealing with, and knowing that for the time being we’re their escape.

Hayley Williams

What scared me was my mother getting evicted from my house. Seeing them repo my momma’s car once. Wondering if I didn’t provide for her where she was going to be or if I didn’t provide for her, where my sister was going to be. Those are the things that scared me.

Yo Gotti

When I came to New York, I began to meet the people who became the most famous artists of our time. I was insecure about my own level of ability, I didn’t know whether I could compete with these people and, at the same time. I was wondering what is this anyway?

Henry Flynt

When I considered PSG before I signed for Juventus one thing that put me off was wondering what the point is of coming second every year.

Eniola Aluko

When I finished ‘P.S. I Still Love You,’ I truly was done with the series. I kept saying the books were two halves of a heart. But I suppose time and space had made me nostalgic, because my mind kept drifting back to Lara Jean and Peter, wondering what they were up to.

Jenny Han

When I first started, I wore Ceil Chapman gowns. I’ve been wondering for years what happened to the Ceil Chapman line of clothing.

Aretha Franklin

When I gave birth to my fourth child, I suffered from post partum hemorrhaging. I almost lost my life. I was lucky to be under the care of trained health care personnel. I started wondering then what was happening to women in rural villages.

Joyce Banda

When I give myself over to a good novel, I surrender to the truths fashioned from one writer’s heart, mind and soul. I do not waste a nanosecond wondering whether what I’m reading ‘really happened.’

Julia Glass

When I played God Bless The Queen, I was wondering if they was gonna dig us, then quite naturally I’d go on and try to get it together.

Jimi Hendrix

When I started ‘DailyGrace,’ I was dating a 26-year-old guy I thought was the funniest person in the world. My creation process every day was imagining him watching my videos and wondering, ‘Will he laugh at this?’ But somehow that’s turned into an audience that’s mostly 15-year-old girls.

Grace Helbig

When I was at the Miss India competition, I was just trying to learn. It was all very new for me, and I was wondering where do I fit in. But it is about enjoying the whole journey.

Manushi Chhillar

When I was in college, I was debating to try my hand at show business, or to become a professor. I just thought of the risk of not going into show business and always wondering if I would’ve had a chance. Because that’s where my real heart was.

Steve Martin

When I write, I tend to tap into this human wondering vibe that could come off negative, but it’s really not.

Kurt Vile

When ‘In Your House’ became a thing when I was a kid, it was just the coolest ever and people are winning houses… So when NXT is bringing out the old-school graphics, the only thing I’m wondering is if somehow we could have that old ‘In Your House’ set. That’s all just the fan in me.

Tommaso Ciampa

When we see the banks get bailed out with seemingly no consequences while ordinary people pay the price with job and wage cuts through austerity measures, who could blame a person for wondering where the loyalties of their elected leaders really lie?

Sharan Burrow

When we started out, I kept wondering, what are the rules of philanthropy? And it turns out that there are rules for it. And nobody could talk about that. There is no set formula for this because anything with a human being cannot have a formula.

Sudha Murty

When you grow up Jewish, you are exposed at a very young age to the phenomenon of anti-Semitism and its extreme manifestation in the Holocaust. I spent a lot of time as a little kid wondering how something like that could happen.

Max Joseph

When you see young players coming into the squad and pushing you, no matter what age you are, you have to react. You have to worry about yourself and perform as well as you can. If you end up looking around at others, wondering who’s performing better, you take your eye off the ball.

Frank Lampard

When you’re thinking about your next product or current product and wondering how to make it different so you don’t have competition, understand the job the customer needs to get done.

Clayton M. Christensen

When you’re young, you’re always wondering when you’re actually going to feel like a grownup. And I think you probably fear it, in a sense, too. There’s a danger to feeling like an adult… like this whimsical kid in you is going to die or something. And then all of a sudden, one day you kind of feel like an adult and it’s really nice.

Drew Barrymore

Whenever I hear people crying about Kobe yelling at people in practice or wondering whether or not LeBron is best friends with his teammates, I just roll my eyes. You know how many off-court conversations I had with the Zen-Master Phil Jackson in my entire time with the Lakers? One.

Robert Horry

Where was I going? I puzzled and wondered about it til I actually enjoyed the puzzlement and wondering.

Carl Sandburg

Who directed the video ‘No More Drama’ for Mary J. Blige. I was actually kickin’ with J. Lo talking about some music that we’re gonna put together, and we were talking about great directors. She said she really, really liked that video and was wondering who directed it, so yeah, I looked it up!


Wii Music’ elevates the scope of music video games by moving beyond commentary on what music is – as ‘Rock Band’ and ‘Guitar Hero’ do – to suggesting what it could be. Yet I’m still left wondering: Couldn’t it be more?

Carrie Brownstein

With ‘Badlapur’, I wasn’t even thinking about casting. I was wondering whether any producer will want to make a film with a story like this. It is not your expected, feel-good, or even your regular thriller.

Sriram Raghavan

With so much of what I write, I’m just constantly wondering out loud, ‘Do other people feel this way?’

Paul Rust

Writing is about confidence and wondering what the point of anything is.

Nick Hornby

Writing is the thing that pervades my whole day – I’m always wondering how I might describe something or improve my understanding. I’m constantly trying to remember an eavesdropped conversation or an idea for a story.

Emma Healey

Writing itself is a dream. There are days of self doubt and deadlines and wondering how you’re going to pay the bills until you write that bestseller. But it’s still the best job I’ve ever had. I’ve also been able to help a lot of people and even inspire a few and that feels great.

Graham Brown

You can be going through hardships sometimes, and you’re struggling, and then you’re wondering if you’re ever gonna make it.

Becky Lynch

You can’t listen to the whole world tell you you’re crazy, without wondering, ‘Am I crazy?’

Megan Phelps-Roper

You could be an 18-year-old girl in Tokyo wondering how you could ever break into fashion or beauty, so you follow your favourite designer or editor, see what their day comprises, where they go, who they meet, how they do it… If I were setting up my own label today, I would definitely do it through Instagram.

Eva Chen

You eventually come to the conclusion that there’s only so much you can do with these established characters, and you start wondering who among us will be the one to create the next ‘Superman’ or ‘Batman’ or ‘James Bond’ or next ‘Lone Ranger.’

Dave Gibbons

You get angry and frustrated wondering, ‘Are there enough parts for women?’

Sissy Spacek

You go through life wondering what is it all about but at the end of the day it’s all about family.

Rod Stewart

You have to determine what you are and send the messages out to people, like, ‘Hey, I’m a screenwriter – look at this.’ You can’t sit around, wondering why people aren’t calling and asking about my writing.

Zach Galligan

You know, being an ‘other’ in this world, you’re walking around in a horror movie at all times, you’re always on edge and wondering when the monster is going to jump out and get you. I feel like that’s the experience of African-Americans and queer people in America.

Misha Green

You only get so much time to do something that you enjoy or love to do. If you can continue doing it, you might as well, because I don’t want to live in regret. I don’t want to be the person sitting behind a desk, wondering, ‘Did I do it right, did I finish it off, did I really give it my all?’

Troy Dumais

Your first six months in the Senate, you spend a lot of time wondering how the hell you got here. After that, you look around at your colleagues and wonder how the hell any of them got here.

Jim Webb

Your protagonist is your reader’s portal into the story. The more observant he or she can be, the more vivid will be the world you’re creating. They don’t have to be super-educated, they just have to be mentally active. Keep them looking, thinking, wondering, remembering.

Janet Fitch

You’re either on, and you’re connected and distracted all the time, or you’re off, but then you’re wondering, am I missing something important? In other words, you’re either distracted or you have fear of missing out.

Tristan Harris

In conclusion, it is clear that there is a profound and abiding power in the act of wondering. By taking the time to contemplate and to consider the vastness of the world and the mysteries within it, we can tap into a source of true wisdom and insight. We can also find strength and solace in the words of others who have gone before us and experienced the same sense of wonder. Whether it is through a quote that speaks to us personally, or one that serves as a reminder of the beauty of life and the potential for growth, the quotes about wondering can be a source of encouragement and inspiration.