65 Best Fathom Quotes : Fathom Sayings In Life

These fathom quotes will inspire you. Fathom to understand (a difficult problem or an enigmatic person) after much thought or measure the depth of (water).

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging fathom quotes, fathom sayings, and fathom proverbs.

Famous Fathom Quotes

  1. “My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.” ~ John Green
  2. “Music fathoms the sky.” ~ Charles Baudelaire
  3. “We do not ask for what useful purpose the birds do sing, for song is their pleasure since they were created for singing. Similarly, we ought not to ask why the human mind troubles to fathom the secrets of the heavens.” ~ Johannes Kepler
  4. “For most people, we often marvel at the beauty of a sunrise or the magnificence of a full moon, but it is impossible to fathom the magnitude of the universe that surrounds us.” ~ Richard Baker
  5. “Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured… But not everyone must prove they are a citizen.” ~ Ben Stein

  6. “Full fathom five thy father lies” ~ William Shakespeare
  7. “There are some good people. But a good chunk of them will lie for no reason at all – it’ll be ten o’clock and they’ll tell you it’s nine. You’re looking at the clock and you can’t even fathom why they’re lying. They just lie because that’s what they do.” ~ John Cusack
  8. “All things make sense; you just have to fathom how they make sense.” ~ Piers Anthony
  9. “Nothing of him that doth fade But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley
  10. “Love can attain what the intellect cannot fathom.” ~ Meher Baba

  11. “It is of great use to the sailor to know the length of his line, though he cannot with it fathom all the depths of the ocean.” ~ John Locke
  12. “Can ye fathom the ocean, dark and deep, where the mighty waves and the grandeur sweep?” ~ Fanny Crosby
  13. “Science sometimes falls short when trying to fathom the depths of our essence – and our inspiration comes from that essence.” ~ Lance Secretan
  14. “Full fathom five thy father lies;
    Of his bones are coral made;
    Those are pearls that were his eyes;
    Nothing of him that doth fade,
    But doth suffer a sea-change
    Into something rich and strange.
    Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:
    Hark! now I hear them — Ding-dong, bell.” ~ William Shakespeare
  15. “In the road ships must ride in 30, 40, or 50 fathom water, not above half a mile from the shore at farthest: and if there are many ships they must ride close one by another.” ~ William Dampier

  16. “The 6th of August in the morning we saw an opening in the land and we ran into it, and anchored in 7 and a half fathom water, 2 miles from the shore, clean sand.” ~ William Dampier
  17. “It seems to me that unless you or someone very close to you has had a bad head injury, you really can’t fathom it. You have no concept of what it is all about. It was so difficult for my whole family, not just me.” ~ Barbara Mandrell
  18. “Zero of Animal Life probably about 300 fathoms.” ~ Edward Forbes
  19. “You cannot fathom your mind…. The more you draw from it, the more clear and fruitful it will be.” ~ George Augustus Henry Sala
  20. “Boys have a tendency to jump around a lot more than girls. Boys have that desire to want to dunk way more than girls do. It just never seemed like something we could truly fathom and do.” ~ Lisa Leslie

  21. “For all my education, accomplishments, and so called ‘wisdom’… I can’t fathom my own heart.” ~ Michael Caine
  22. “We knew it was going to be the biggest event scheduled in the history of women’s sports, but we didn’t ever fathom we would be playing before sold-out stadiums all over the country.” ~ Lorrie Fair
  23. “The corals do not look much worn, but still appear to have been dead. There are some delicate shells of molluscs from depths beyond 500 fathoms, where they were certainly living.” ~ Edward Forbes
  24. “The Germans are like women, you can scarcely ever fathom their depths – they haven’t any.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

  25. “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angles, but am note nice, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but am not nice, I am nothing. If I give all I posses to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but am not nice, I gain nothing.” ~ Benjamin Carson
  26. “Even now, all possible feelings do not yet exist, there are still those that lie beyond our capacity and our imagination. From time to time, when a piece of music no one has ever written or a painting no one has ever painted, or something else impossible to predict, fathom or yet describe takes place, a new feeling enters the world. And then, for the millionth time in the history of feeling, the heart surges and absorbs the impact.” ~ Nicole Krauss
  27. “It was the forty-fathom slumber that clears the soul and eye and heart, and sends you to breakfast ravening.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  28. “Far out in the ocean, where the water is as blue as the prettiest cornflower, and as clear as crystal, it is very, very deep; so deep, indeed, that no cable could fathom it: many church steeples, piled one upon another, would not reach from the ground beneath to the surface of the water above. There dwell the Sea King and his subjects.” ~ Hans Christian Andersen
  29. “I’ll break my staff, bury it certain fathoms in the earth, and deeper than did ever plummet sound, I’ll drown my book!” ~ William Shakespeare

  30. “A minibar is a machine that makes everything expensive. When I take something out of the minibar, I always fathom that I’ll go and replace it before they check it off, but they make that stuff impossible to replace. I go to the store and ask, ‘Do you have coke in a glass harmonica …Do you have individually wrapped cashews'” ~ Mitch Hedberg
  31. “Heaven is beyond our imagination . . . . At our most creative moment, at our deepest thought, at our highest level, we still cannot fathom eternity.” ~ Max Lucado
  32. “As long as we are flippant and stupid and shallow and think that we know ourselves, we shall never give ourselves over to Jesus Christ; but when once we become conscious that we are infinitely more than we can fathom, and infinitely greater in possibility either for good or bad than we can know, we shall be only too glad to hand ourselves over to Him.” ~ Oswald Chambers
  33. “Sometimes we don’t know we’re dreaming; we can’t even fathom that we’re asleep.” ~ Jodi Picoult

  34. “Let us seek to fathom those things that are fathomable and reserve those things which are unfathomable for reverence in quietude.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  35. “She shows us only surfaces, but she is million-fathoms deep.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  36. “To be a good artist / letterer / designer / guitar player it takes practice. A lot of it. More than you can even fathom when you’re starting out.” ~ Jessica Hische
  37. “I like to think that we’re revolving on this planet and revolving through the galaxy. I love having context that’s so much bigger than I can fathom. It’s fantastic to realize how insignificant you are.” ~ Benedict Cumberbatch

  38. “I don’t know! Nobody has ever known. Why would Jesus have remained unmarried if he had known the secret? He knew the secret of the kingdom of God, but he did not know the secret of remaining happy in marriage. He remained unmarried. Mahavira, Lao Tzu Chuang Tzu, they all remained unmarried for the simple reason that there is no secret; otherwise these people would have discovered it. They could discover the ultimate – marriage is not such a big thing, it is very shallow – they even fathomed God, but they could not fathom marriage.” ~ Rajneesh
  39. “In fantasy stories we learn to understand the differences of others, we learn compassion for those things we cannot fathom, we learn the importance of keeping our sense of wonder. The strange worlds that exist in the pages of fantastic literature teach us a tolerance of other people and places and engender an openness toward new experience. Fantasy puts the world into perspective in a way that ‘realistic’ literature rarely does. It is not so much an escape from the here-and-now as an expansion of each reader’s horizons.” ~ Jane Yolen
  40. “As we live our human lives, let us be like the water. Let us be conscious of the flow. Let us not forget the great ground of being that draws us on through life. Let us live in a knowing hope, aware that all being is in transition, that all movement is back to the source. Let us treat those around us as reminders of our illusionary individuality. We know that they are us and we are them connected in ways we cannot fathom. Let us grow in compassion for all beings, for they share our journey.” ~ Tom Barrett
  41. “You`re demonstrating a courage that most people can`t even fathom: giving it all away in order to have yourself” ~ Iyanla Vanzant

  42. “To mourn is to wonder at the strangeness that grief is not written all over your face in bruised hieroglyphics. And it’s also to feel, quite powerfully, that you’re not allowed to descend into the deepest fathom of your grief – that to do so would be taboo somehow.” ~ Meghan O’Rourke
  43. “To find the best moves great Masters, with years of experience, engage in laborious research, and the moves thus found are blindly repeated by amateurs without any attempt to fathom their real meaning and how and why they stand in their context.” ~ Eugene Znosko-Borovsky
  44. “When you’re young, and even at times when you’re older, it’s hard to fathom this: What needs to be nurtured is the stuff that’s different, that sets you apart from the pack, rather than the stuff that helps you blend in.” ~ Maureen Dowd
  45. “. . . Newton was an unquestioning believer in an all-wise creator of the universe, and in his own inability – like the boy on the seashore – to fathom the entire ocean in all its depths. He, therefore, believed that there were not only many things in heaven beyond his philosophy, but plenty on earth as well, and he made it his business to understand for himself what the majority of intelligent men of his time accepted without dispute (to them it was as natural as common sense) – the traditional account of the creation.” ~ Isaac Newton
  46. “We sometimes need adversity to fathom our true depths.” ~ Pat Riley

  47. “When I got the job I thought about her a lot. Not only was I getting a great job in a really good movie, but it was with Lindsay Lohan. She’s so famous and I don’t have any of that, I have never experienced that kind of intense scrutiny that she’s under, so of course I wondered what it would be like acting opposite her. I can tell you that it’s like being with The Beatles. You cannot fathom the kind of attention she gets. It’s mind-boggling.” ~ Chris Pine
  48. “Art, if it can be ascribed value, is most valuable when its beauty (and the beauty of the truth it tells) bewilders, confounds, defies evil itself; it does so by making what has been unmade; it subverts the spirit of the age; it mends the heart by whispering mysteries the mind alone can’t fathom; it fulfills its highest calling when into all the clamor of Hell it tells the unbearable, beautiful, truth that Christ has died, Christ is risen, and Christ will come again. None of these songs and stories matter if the beauty they’re adding to isn’t the kind of beauty that redeems and reclaims.” ~ Andrew Peterson
  49. “Once one realizes that magick works, and that it works based on scientific factors, the next step is to hone one’s skill to reach repetitive success. What makes magick so interesting is that because we are individuals, the combination that unlocks the door to success will vary from person to person, yet the main thrust of the work operates on a specific set of scientific formulas that our scientists are only now beginning to fathom. The mystery, then, lies within each of us.” ~ Silver RavenWolf
  50. “A time comes, after years in the trenches, when the artist begins to fathom what his career has looked like so far and what it will look like if he continues as he’s proceeded.” ~ Eric Maisel

  51. “It is strange that we know so little about the properties of numbers. They are our handiwork, yet they baffle us; we can fathom only a few of their intricacies. Having defined their attributes and prescribed their behavior, we are hard pressed to perceive the implications of our formulas.” ~ James R Newman
  52. “I just can’t fathom tweeting, and I’d rather spend my time writing a book than a blog, but I rather grudgingly agreed to a Facebook page. I had a brief, intense romance with Facebook. It’s weirdly addictive, but anything that time-sucking is a danger for a writer who writes as slowly as I do. Now I post only occasionally and nothing very confessional. I think I’m carbon dating myself as I speak.” ~ Debra Dean
  53. “Each civilization may choose one of two roads to travel, that is, either fret itself to death, or pet itself to death. And in the course of doing one or the other, it eats its way into the Universe, turning cinders and flinders of stars into toilet seats, pegs, gears, cigarette holders and pillowcases, and it does this because, unable to fathom the Universe, it seeks to change that Fathomlessness into Something Fathomable.” ~ Stanislaw Lem
  54. “While she could hardly fathom what had just happened to her that night, she reached some conclusions before she fell asleep, certain things now made perfect sense; Moon River didn’t sound so syrupy, mistletoe wasn’t such a bad idea, and perhaps dating was not such a frivolous waste of time after all.” ~ E. A. Bucchianeri
  55. “The question of good and evil remains in irremediable chaos for those who seek to fathom it in reality. It is mere mental sport to the disputants, who are captives that play with their chains.” ~ Voltaire

  56. “When we can build something like the Hubble telescope and fathom images of this vast cosmos of which we are a part, it really gives pause to wonder what and who we are within a larger framework than linear adventures at the shopping mall and taxes.” ~ Vanna Bonta
  57. “Cats are possessed of a shy, retiring nature, cajoling, haughty, and capricious, difficult to fathom. They reveal themselves only to certain favored individuals, and are repelled by the faintest suggestion of insult or even by the most trifling deception.” ~ Pierre Loti
  58. “I approached work very seriously. I never went out. I couldn’t fathom people who could go out to clubs… But I definitely went through a time where I was just terrified and exhausted and I didn’t really understand. Hollywood… It just got to be too much for me.” ~ Winona Ryder
  59. “My parents’ biggest thing was that they just wanted me to graduate high school and go to college. They couldn’t fathom me acting for the rest of my life.” ~ Mila Kunis

  60. “I think there are quite a few new Instro/Surf groups that are really great. The Mermen are good and there doing something different. The Space Cossacks, Penetrators, The Fathoms, I really like The Falcons from Canada, Mike Beddoes is a really fine guitar player. I like Nokie Edwards of The Ventures, who gave me a guitar lesson once when we were playing opposite them in 1962 at The Rose Garden Ballroom in Pismo Beach. That’s were The Impacts started and got signed to Del Fi in 1962.” ~ Merrell Fankhauser
  61. “I love the sea with its impenetrable fathoms, its wash and undertow, and rasp of shingle sucked anew.” ~ Margaret E. Barber
  62. “It’s hard to speculate as a human about the afterlife because you’re not in it. And it’s probably as wild and wacky as you could imagine. The idea that people have figured it out, I’m not sure if I can fathom that.” ~ Gus Van Sant
  63. “Ambition is a devouring fire, who can poise it? It is a wind, who can fathom it? It is an abyss, who is able to recount the sources and issues thereof?” ~ Nicolas Caussin

  64. “It seems to me absolutely true, that our world, which appears to us the surface of all things, is really the bottom of a deep ocean: all our trees are submarine growths, and we are weird, scaly-clad submarine fauna, feeding ourselves on offal like shrimps. Only occasionally the soul rises gasping through the fathomless fathoms under which we live, far up to the surface of the ether, where there is true air.” ~ D. H. Lawrence
  65. “Sometimes the longer you are inside a prison, the harder it is to fathom what is possible beyond its walls.” ~ Suki Kim

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