Not Knowing Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old not knowing quotes, not knowing sayings, and not knowing proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.     

Paul Coelho

Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.     

Warren Buffett

Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.     

Gilda Radner

Honesty allows us to live with not knowing. We do not know the full story; we do not know where we are in the story. We do not know who, ultimately, is at fault or who will carry the blame in the end.     

David Whyte

Not knowing anything is the sweetest life.     


Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you.     

Eckhart Tolle

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.     

Ursula K. Le Guin

Sometimes, not knowing what you're doing allows you to do things you never knew you could do.     

Nell Scovell

Our greatest motivation in life comes from not knowing the future.     

Thomas Frey

Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of.     

Jonathan Swift

To choose love and jump in not knowing, with a lot of unknowns, is a brave act.     

Mara Brock Akil

There's nothing better than not knowing what's going to happen until you put the pieces together.     


Strange is our situation here on earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose.     

Albert Einstein

Creativity is the joy of not knowing it all.     

Ernie J Zelinski

A dream is a creation of the intelligence, the creator being present but not knowing how it will end.     

Cesare Pavese

Sometimes surrender means giving up trying to understand and becoming comfortable with not knowing.     

Eckhart Tolle

Sometimes it feels as though happiness is just a word people say to hide the despair of not knowing anything.     

Michael Gilbert

If you don't know where you make your mistakes, that's your worst mistake: not knowing where your mistakes are at.     

Meek Mill

Police officers put the badge on every morning, not knowing for sure if they'll come home at night to take it off.     

Tom Cotton

The challenge that so many people have is not knowing how to take that first step of reaching out to another person for help.     

Kate Middleton

Omnipotence is not knowing how everything is done; it's just doing it.     

Alan Watts

It's exciting not knowing what tomorrow, or the next month, or the next year holds.     

Lucy Boynton

It's not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.     

Tony Robbins

The difficulties of not knowing are always much greater than the effort of learning.     

Andrew Loomis

Things are always changing. Part of being successful here is being comfortable with not knowing what's going to happen.     

Susan Wojcicki

The real trouble comes from not knowing what we really want in the first place.     

Charles De Lint