65 Inexplicable Quotes On Success In Life

These inexplicable quotes will inspire you. Inexplicable, unable to be explained or accounted for.

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

Best Inexplicable Quotes

  1. “That man can destroy life is just as miraculous a feat as that he can create it, for life is the miracle, the inexplicable. In the act of destruction, man sets himself above life; he transcends himself as a creature. Thus, the ultimate choice for a man, inasmuch as he is driven to transcend himself, is to create or to destroy, to love or to hate.” ~ Erich Fromm
  2. “Love is not a product of reasonings and statistics. It just comes-none knows whence-and cannot explain itself.” ~ Mark Twain , Inexplicable quotes love
  3. “In all natural disasters through time, man needs to attach meaning to tragedy, no matter how random and inexplicable the event is.” ~ Nathaniel Philbrick
  4. “My power is immeasurable; My truth inexplicable, unfathomable.” ~ Sathya Sai Baba

  5. “There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.There is another theory which states that this has already happened.” ~ Douglas Adams
  6. “Genius is another word for magic.” ~ Margot Fonteyn
  7. “In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.” ~ John Steinbeck
  8. “The fundament upon which all our knowledge and learning rests is the inexplicable.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

  9. “The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear – fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety.” ~ H. L. Mencken
  10. “Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable.” ~ Margot Fonteyn
  11. “But figuring out Saddam Hussein was one our greatest mysteries. He marched to his own drummer and frequently as this unfolded he made decisions which were sometimes inexplicable to us and sometimes didn’t look very smart.” ~ Brent Scowcroft
  12. “He was one of those inexplicable gifts of nature, an artist who leaps over boundaries, changes our nervous systems, creates a new language, transmits new kinds of joy to our startled senses and spirits.” ~ Jack Kroll

  13. “Although the dream is a very strange phenomenon and an inexplicable mystery, far more inexplicable is the mystery and aspect our minds confer on certain objects and aspects of life.” ~ Giorgio de Chirico
  14. “Japan’s inexplicable lack of response to even consider a move to re-open their market to U.S. beef will sorely tempt economic trade action against Japan.” ~ Saxby Chambliss
  15. “Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn’t want to kill it.” ~ Max Jacob
  16. “Gradually the feeling wears off, and I feel swamped again by the inexplicable pettiness of being alive.” ~ Sebastian Faulks

  17. “Whatever is felt upon the page without being specifically named there – that, one might say, is created. It is the inexplicable presence of the thing not named, of the overtone divined by the ear but not heard by it, the verbal mood, the emotional aura of the fact or the thing or the deed, that gives high quality to the novel or the drama, as well as to poetry itself.” ~ Willa Cather
  18. “any compulsion tries to justify itself.” ~ Joan Didion
  19. “War is thus divine in itself, since it is a law of the world. War is divine through its consequences of a supernatural nature which are as much general as particular. War is divine in the mysterious glory that surrounds it and in the no less inexplicable attraction that draws us to it. War is divine by the manner in which it breaks out.” ~ Joseph de Maistre
  20. “There is a diabolical streak in me, a troublesome and inexplicable perversity.” ~ Octave Mirbeau

  21. “I have seen Christians in Communist prisons with fifty pounds of chains on their feet, tortured with red-hot iron pokers, in whose throats spoonfuls of salt had been forced, being kept afterward without water, starving, whipped, suffering from cold – and praying with fervor for the Communists. This is humanly inexplicable! It is the love of Christ, which was poured out in our hearts.” ~ Richard Wurmbrand
  22. “Mathematics alone make us feel the limits of our intelligence. For we can always suppose in the case of an experiment that it is inexplicable because we don’t happen to have all the data. In mathematics we have all the data, brought together in the full light of demonstration, and yet we don’t understand. We always come back to the contemplation of our human wretchedness. What force is in relation to our will, the impenetrable opacity of mathematics is in relation to our intelligence.” ~ Simone Weil
  23. “I am very emotionally affected by sound. Sounds are the inexplicable… There is a sound you hear in your head, it’s your nerves, or your blood running.” ~ Lou Reed
  24. “All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.” ~ Andre Breton

  25. “We read novels because we need stories; we crave them; we can’t live without telling them and hearing them. Stories are how we make sense of our lives and of the world. When we’re distressed and go to therapy, our therapist’s job is to help us tell our story. Life doesn’t come with plots; it’s messy and chaotic; life is one damn, inexplicable thing after another. And we can’t have that. We insist on meaning. And so we tell stories so that our lives make sense.” ~ John Dufresne
  26. “What a wonderful faculty is memory! — the most mysterious and inexplicable in the great riddle of life; that plastic tablet on which the Almighty registers with unerring fidelity the records of being, making it the depository of all our words, thoughts and deeds — this faithful witness against us for good or evil.” ~ Susanna Moodie
  27. “Victory [over homophobia] may require five or maybe 20 years. Yet I have no doubt that “don’t ask, don’t tell” and same-sex adoption bans will be as unspeakable and inexplicable to my grandchildren as counting a slave as three-fifths of a human being.” ~ Jacob M. Appel
  28. “New-born desires, after all, have inexplicable charms, and all the pleasure of love is in variety.” ~ Moliere

  29. “Perhaps that is what life is all about—the search for such a connection. The search for magic. The search for the inexplicable. Not in order to explain it, or contain it. Simply in order to feel it. Because in that recognition of the sublime, we see for a moment the entire universe in the palm of our hand. And in that moment, we touch the face of God.” ~ Garth Stein
  30. “Life is the continuing intervention of the inexplicable.” ~ Erwin Chargaff
  31. “I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.” ~ Charles de Lint
  32. “No, the point is not only does time fly and do we die, but that in these reckless conditions we live at all, and are vouchsafed, for the duration of certain inexplicable moments, to know it.” ~ Annie Dillard

  33. “The old man, especially if he is in society in the privacy of his thoughts, though he may protest the opposite, never stops believing that, through some singular exception of the universal rule, he can in some unknown and inexplicable way still make an impression on women.” ~ Giacomo Leopardi
  34. “The explicable requires the inexplicable. Experience requires the nonexperienceable. The obvious requires the mystical.” ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
  35. “We are so far from knowing all the forces of nature and their various modes of action that it would be unworthy of the philosopher to deny phenomena simply because they are inexplicable at the present state of our knowledge. The more difficult it is to acknowledge their existence, the greater the care with which we must study these phenomena.” ~ Pierre-Simon Laplace
  36. “I have yet to meet the famous Rational Economic Man theorists describe. Real people have always done inexplicable things from time to time, and they show no sign of stopping.” ~ Charles S. Sanford, Jr.

  37. “Nature, you say, is totally inexplicable without a God. That is to say, to explain what you understand very little, you have need of a cause which you understand not at all.” ~ Baron d’Holbach
  38. “There is no distress so complete but that even in the most critical moments the inexplicable sunrise of hope is seen in its depths.” ~ Victor Hugo
  39. “Because I’m moved in writing to be irrepressible. Writing to you seems like some holy cause, cause there’s not enough female irrepressibility written down. I’ve fused my silence and repression with the entire female gender’s silence and repression. I think the sheer fact of women talking, being, paradoxical, inexplicable, flip, self-destructive but above all else public is the most revolutionary thing in the world.” ~ Chris Kraus
  40. “…behind all the discernible laws and connections, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable.” ~ Albert Einstein

  41. “As an artist, there’s a sweet, jump-starting quality to [marijuana] for me. I’ve often felt telepathic and receptive to inexplicable messages my whole life. I can stave those off when I’m not high. When I’m high – well, they come in and there’s less of a veil, so to speak. So if ever I need some clarity, or a quantum leap in my own consciousness, or a quantum leap in terms of writing something or getting an answer, it’s a quick way for me to get it.” ~ Alanis Morissette
  42. “Reason and Knowledge have always played a secondary, subordinate, auxiliary role in the life of peoples, and this will always be the case. A people is shaped and driven forward by an entirely different kind of force, one which commands and coerces them and the origin of which is obscure and inexplicable despite the reality of its presence.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  43. “It is already a great thing if the main ideas and general outline of a work come without any racking of brains, as the result of that supernatural and inexplicable force we call inspiration.” ~ Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  44. “There is never a beginning, there is never an end, to the inexplicable continuity of this web of God, but always circular power returning into itself.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  45. “Don’t stigmatize in a rush to explain inexplicable evil.” ~ Ron Fournier
  46. “No circumstance in the natural world is more inexplicable than the diversity of form and color in the human race.” ~ Mary Somerville
  47. “We made this inexplicable turn into Iraq, where we’ve lost lives, money, honour and the coalition on [George] Bush’s watch. Surely he’s not suggesting that if the Democrats win, things can get worse. I mean, all we can do now is to look at our field policy and change the course. We need more diplomatic outreach toward Iran, Syria and Middle Eastern allies, and less bluster and less threats, and fewer troops.” ~ Jesse Jackson
  48. “The whole [of religion] is a riddle, an ænigma, an inexplicable mystery. Doubt, uncertainty, suspence of judgment appear the onlyresult of our most accurate scrutiny, concerning this subject.” ~ David Hume

  49. “Time is the inexplicable raw material of everything. With it, all is possible, without it nothing. The supply of time is truly a daily miracle, an affair genuinely astonishing when one examines it.” ~ Arnold Bennett
  50. “There are moments when the elixir of life rises to such over−brimming splendor that the soul spills over. In the seraphic smile of the Madonnas the soul is seen to flood the psyche. The moon of the face becomes full; the equation is perfect. A minute, a half−minute, a second later, the miracle has passed. Something intangible , something inexplicable, was given out-and received.” ~ Henry Miller
  51. “Poetry connects us to what is deepest in ourselves. It gives us access to our own feelings, which are often shadowy, and engages us in the art of making meaning. It widens the space of our inner lives. It is a magical, mysterious, inexplicable (though not incomprehensible) event in language.” ~ Edward Hirsch
  52. “This is a boy’s lot: anything he does, anything whatever, may afterward turn out to have been a crime – he never knows. And punishment and clemency are alike inexplicable.” ~ Booth Tarkington

  53. “It’s perfectly clear to me that religion is a myth. It’s something we have invented to explain the inexplicable. My religion and the spiritual side of my life come from a sense of connection to the humankind and nature on this planet and in the universe. I am in overwhelming awe of it all: It is so fantastic, so complex, so beyond comprehension. What does it all mean — if it has any meaning at all? But how can it all exist if it doesn’t have some kind of meaning? I think anyone who suggests that they have the answer is motivated by the need to invent answers, because we have no such answers.” ~ Hugh Hefner
  54. “All men are, at times, influenced by inexplicable sentiments. Ideas haunt them in spite of all their efforts to discard them. Prepossessions are entertained, for which their reason is unable to discover any adequate cause. The strength of a belief, when it is destitute of any rational foundation, seems, of itself, to furnish a new ground for credulity. We first admit a powerful persuasion, and then, from reflecting on the insufficiency of the ground on which it is built, instead of being prompted to dismiss it, we become more forcibly attached to it.” ~ Charles Brockden Brown
  55. “I think the thing that I lost in myself when I stopped writing fiction and the thing that I rediscovered and started mining again is, for lack of a better word, magic. It’s the way you can brush up against the inexplicable and the mystical.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert
  56. “The world I describe is about how people live now. It’s not about zany people with unlimited, inexplicable funds in an apartment somewhere.” ~ Sloane Crosley

  57. “Where loyalty bound creatures together, they became something larger, something new and whole and inexplicable.” ~ Orson Scott Card
  58. “Julia’s vocabulary was “chock-full” of strangely archaic words – “spiffing,” “crumbs,” “jeepers” – that seemed to have originated in some prewar girls’ annual rather than in Julia’s own life. For Jackson, words were functional, they helped you get to places and explain things. For Julia, they were freighted with inexplicable emotion.” ~ Kate Atkinson
  59. “Once she made him watch Pride and Prejudice and for ages he would re-word Mr Bingley’s apology to Jane Bennet, saying, ‘I’ve been an inexplicable fool’, for anything from losing his keys to burping out loud. Her reply to anything she wanted to do was Jane Bennet’s response to Bingley’s marriage proposal, ‘A thousand times yes.” ~ Melina Marchetta
  60. “A theory of the universe that states: If anyone finds out what the universe is for, it will disappear and be replaced by something more bizarrely inexplicable.” ~ Douglas Adams

  61. “It’s inexplicable why somebody can lose a leg and it doesn’t effect them at all emotionally; and another person can lose a foot and be destroyed for the rest of their lives.” ~ Krishna Das
  62. “Only one thing bothered me: at this very moment, as they say, of inexplicable bliss there would be a sinking feeling at the pit of my stomach and my abdomen would be assailed by a melancholy, cold shivering. In the end I couldn’t abide such happiness and ran away.” ~ Ivan Turgenev
  63. “Sometimes, as in an athletic event where everything clicks, inexplicable things do happen. Learning and practicing an art or a skill has always been part of the success of the goal.” ~ Pattiann Rogers

  64. “Loss is essential, loss is part and parcel of that necessary calamity called life. Mind you, I’m not complaining. Thanks to some inexplicable universal guiding force, it is always the worthless things we lose – slough off, like a moulting snake. Losing and losing again, is the very basis of the process, til all we are left with is the bare essence of human existence.” ~ Rohinton Mistry
  65. “It suddenly made sense. Only twice in his life had he felt this inexplicable, almost mystical attraction to a woman. He’d thought it remarkable, to have found two, when in his heart he’d always believed there was only one perfect woman out there for him. His heart had been right. There was only one.” ~ Julia Quinn

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