Epiphany Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old epiphany quotes, epiphany sayings, and epiphany proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


By an epiphany he meant a sudden spiritual manifestation, whether in vulgarity of speech or of gesture or in a memorable phase of the mind itself     

James Joyce

An epiphany enables you to sense creation not as something completed, but as constantly becoming, evolving, ascending. This transports you from a place where there is nothing new to a place where there is nothing old, where everything renews itself, where heaven and earth rejoice as at the moment of creation.     

Abraham Isaac Kook

Every moment an epiphany arrives and cleaves the mountain asunder.     

Kim Stanley

Love is the epiphany of God in our poverty.     

Thomas Merton

Perhaps the journey towards epiphany is an unseen, steady process towards understanding. Likened to a combination safe, as you scroll the dial towards the inevitable correct combination you cannot tangibly see your progress.     

Chris Matakas

Without the quest, there can be no epiphany.     

Constantine E. Scaros

Becoming is not a contradiction of being but the epiphany of being.     

Ananda Coomaraswamy

It's a rare gift to understand that your life is wondrous, and that it won't last forever.     

Steven Galloway

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.     

John Milton

Those who are waiting for an epiphany to strike may wait forever. The artist simply goes to work, making art, both good and not so good.     

Chuck Close

With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world.     

Dalai Lama

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies.     

John Milton

The inspiration can come in such small ways that if you sit there just waiting for the big epiphany you'll sit there for the rest of your life.     

Irvine Welsh

Naturally we would prefer seven epiphanies a day and an earth not so apparently devoid of angels.     

Jim Harrison

The epiphany was simply tucked away for consideration after we were back on campus. Sometimes a revelation comes with a flash of heavenly light and a booming voice and sometimes it is jotted in a sun-bleached spiral notebook.     

Jeffrey A. Lockwood

If you look throughout human history the central epiphany of every religious tradition always occurs in the wilderness.     

John F. Kennedy