Top 45 Incomprehensible Quotes

We have collected the best Incomprehensible Quotes by famous authors including Austin Clarke, Origen, Rory MacLean, Richard Flanagan, Stan Brakhage and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

When I first discovered for myself the Celtic Twilight
When I first discovered for myself the Celtic Twilight and read the earlier poems of Yeats and others, all was entirely incomprehensible to me. I groped through a mist of blurred meanings, stumbled through lines in which every accent seemed to be in the wrong place.

Austin Clarke
Having refuted, then, as well as we could, every notion which might suggest that we were to think of God as in any degree corporeal, we go on to say that, according to strict truth, God is incomprehensible, and incapable of being measured.

To me, it remains incomprehensible that a people who can design the Porsche 911 and sleek, white ice trains, who created the Bauhaus and speak at least three languages at birth, want to own twee Christmas figurines painted in gaudy colours, dress up in Bavarian lederhosen, and eat Haribo gummy bears.

Rory MacLean
In Tasmania, an island the size of Ireland whose primeval forests astonished 19th-century Europeans, an incomprehensible ecological tragedy is being played out.

Richard Flanagan
Imagine a world alive with incomprehensible objects, and shimmering with an endless variety of movement and innumerable gradations of colour. Imagine a world before the ‘beginning was the word.’

Stan Brakhage
To me there is nothing that goes against nature. If it seems incomprehensible, it’s only because we haven’t been able to understand it yet.

Richard Matheson
It was incomprehensible to me that someone who had never seen me before, someone who knew absolutely nothing about me, would want to inflict pain upon me for no other reason than the color of my skin.

Daryl Davis
In my solitude I have pondered much on the incomprehensible subjects of space, eternity, life and death.

Alfred Russel Wallace
Journalists, whose job is to pull back and tell dramatic stories that bring power into focus, find it impossible because things like economic theory are both incomprehensible and, above all, boring. The same is true of ‘management science.’

Adam Curtis
Infinity is a way to describe the incomprehensible to the human mind. In a way, it notates a mystery. That kind of mystery exists in relationships. A lifetime is not enough to know someone else. It provides a brief glimpse.

Simon McBurney
When I was still playing with dolls, I became aware of this terrible and incomprehensible thing for me: My father was not treated the same as others; we are not treated the same as others.

Marine Le Pen
I never want to have to ask my husband for money. Never! That’s incomprehensible to me. Would he have preferred that I change my name? Probably. But that’s OK!

Karen Finerman
Zero gravity is such an alien environment – completely different from everything we’ve grown up with every single day of our lives. And it’s incomprehensible how much better it was than I anticipated it would be.

Peggy Whitson
Often, I hear my ideas are more incomprehensible than not.

Hidetaka Miyazaki
When the Bill of Rights was written, no one owned a MAG5100, 100-round magazine for an M-16. The concept of a mass slaughter carried out over a matter of minutes was incomprehensible.

Kurt Eichenwald
I was so terrified that the business would not do well and that there would be no way that I would be in a position to pay my dad back this $80,000. At Stars, as a line cook, I think that I was making $10 or $12 an hour. So $80,000 – to have to pay that back was incomprehensible.

Steve Ells
It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.

Jane Austen
How inscrutable and incomprehensible are the hidden works of Nature!

Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
The surest method of being incomprehensible or, moreover, to be misunderstood is to use words in their original sense; especially words from the ancient languages.

Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
I accept that there may be things far grander and more incomprehensible than we can possibly imagine.

Richard Dawkins
To be immortal is commonplace; except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death; what is divine, terrible, incomprehensible, is to know that one is immortal.

Jorge Luis Borges
It is incomprehensible that drug companies still get away with charging Americans twice as much, or more, than citizens of Canada or Europe for the exact same drugs manufactured by the exact same companies.

Bernie Sanders
Whatever people in general do not understand, they are always prepared to dislike; the incomprehensible is always the obnoxious.

Letitia Elizabeth Landon
After a crisis we tell ourselves we understand why it happened and maintain the illusion that the world is understandable. In fact, we should accept the world is incomprehensible much of the time.

Daniel Kahneman
You cannot die. My energy will return to where it came from, part of a massive, incomprehensible universal web of energy.

Noel Edmonds
In my view, the best of humanity is in our exercise of empathy and compassion. It’s when we challenge ourselves to walk in the shoes of someone whose pain or plight might seem so different than yours that it’s almost incomprehensible.

Sarah McBride
A novel can grant humanity even to those who act inhumanely, and by making men and women of monsters, it can offer not only a ground-level view of a particular conflict, but a descent into the substratum of human nature capable of the incomprehensible.

Anthony Marra
I think the biggest challenge for Somalia has been the sense that it is a hopeless case of incomprehensible internal conflicts and there is nothing we can do.

Jan Egeland
All human language draws its nature and value from the fact that it both comes from the Word of God and is chosen by God to manifest himself. But this relationship is secret and incomprehensible, beyond the bounds of reason and analysis.

Jacques Ellul
‘The General Theory’ was not truly revolutionary at all but merely old and oft-refuted mercantilist and inflationist fallacies dressed up in shiny new garb, replete with newly constructed and largely incomprehensible jargon.

Murray Rothbard
All history is incomprehensible without Christ.

Ernest Renan
It is incomprehensible that God should exist, and it is incomprehensible that he should not exist.

Blaise Pascal
Cyberspace is colonising what we used to think of as the real world. I think that our grandchildren will probably regard the distinction we make between what we call the real world and what they think of as simply the world as the quaintest and most incomprehensible thing about us.

William Gibson
My approach has never been to start from theories to arrive at facts, but on the contrary, to try to bring out from the facts the explanatory thread without which they appear incomprehensible and elude effective action.

Maurice Allais
I certainly wanted to write a book that was honest about New Orleans without explaining it to death, so much so that the first draft contained references absolutely incomprehensible to anyone who hasn’t lived here for several years.

Poppy Z. Brite
Explanation separates us from astonishment, which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible.

Eugene Ionesco
The utter incompetence of the U.N. is literally incomprehensible.

Malcolm Wallop
There were trust issues with Hillary Clinton I couldn’t get past, and there was this inflammatory rhetoric from Donald Trump, which to me was incomprehensible and indefensible.

Ernie Johnson Jr.
The allegiance of the citizen, in the only sense in which the word can be tolerated in a republic, is due to the law. What idea other men may have of a law higher than the supreme law, I know not. Like the notion of the Stoics concerning Fate, it is perfectly incomprehensible.

James L. Petigru
There is an increasingly pervasive sense not only of failure, but of futility. The legislative process has become a cruel shell game and the service system has become a bureaucratic maze, inefficient, incomprehensible, and inaccessible.

Elliot Richardson
The only time I felt I was different was when one of my friends said, ‘I hate reading’ and I stared at her like, ‘What kind of an alien creature are you?!’ Because it was so incomprehensible to me that someone could dislike reading! That really started my desire to help other children love reading and writing.

Adora Svitak
I think the avant-garde often hides itself in the highly incomprehensible because they are frustrated that the real world is so boring.

Bjarke Ingels
Sometimes poetry, it is incomprehensible. But we need incomprehensible stuff! It is very healthy to talk about incomprehensible things! It is very healthy! We need it!

Roberto Benigni
To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can’t eat it.

Leo Tolstoy
My characters make incomprehensible decisions until you stand in their shoes. Then it makes more sense. Life is very rarely black and white, and most people are trying to do their best. I try not to judge.

Jojo Moyes