08/05/2014 12:41 EDT | Updated 08/06/2014 12:59 EDT

Quotes About Wonder That Will Teach You To Live With Your Eyes Wide Open

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The world may be full of endless wonders, but that's not always the simplest thing to keep in mind when you're rushing around to get through your to-do list that never seems to be done.

But unsurprisingly, taking the time to breathe and marvel, and remind yourself that yes, we live in an incredible world, will only improve your life. And possibly make that list seem manageable.

Even the device you're reading this on can take your breath away for a moment if you remember this one quote by Arthur C. Clarke: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." Think about it — do you really know how that text message just arrived at its location?

Every expression of wonder and amazement comes a corresponding sense of gratitude as we remember just how lucky we are. For a few more chances to grab at the awe of the everyday, we've pulled together some quotes that push forward the notion of stopping and staring, at least once in a while.

Have a few quotes that inspire you to look at the world with new eyes? Let us know what they are in the comments below, and add them to our Pinterest board!