Revelation Sayings and Quotes

Everyone has had their “ah ha!” moment. Welcome or not, a dramatic revelation can catch us off guard, but also provides an opportunity for reflection. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful revelation quotes.

Information may inform the mind, but revelation sets a heart on fire.      

Matt Redman

The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A good joke is the closest thing we have to divine revelation.      

G.K. Chesterton

Self-revelation is a cruel process. The real picture, the real you never emerges. Looking for it is as bewildering as trying to know how you really look. Ten different mirrors show you ten different faces.     

Shashi Deshpande

God’s revelation does not need the light of human genius, the polish and strength of human culture, the brilliancy of human thought, the force of human brains to adorn or enforce it; but it does demand the simplicity, the docility, humility, and faith of a child’s heart.     

E.M. Bounds

Revelation is the marriage of knowing and feeling.      

Marya Mannes

The ugly duckling is a misunderstood universal myth. It's not about turning into a blonde Barbie doll or becoming what you dream of being; it's about self-revelation, becoming who you are.     

Baz Lurhmann

Music is ... A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy.     

Ludwig van Beethoven

What then do you call your soul? What idea have you of it? You cannot of yourselves, without revelation, admit the existence within you of anything but a power unknown to you of feeling and thinking.     


In the eyes of a seer, every leaf of a tree is a page of the Holy Book and contains divine revelation.     

Hazrat Inayat Khan

There is an ancient tribal proverb I once heard in India. It says that before we can see properly we must first shed our tears to clear the way.     

Libba Bray

It is surprising to notice that even from the earliest age, man finds the greatest satisfaction in feeling independent. The exalting feeling of being sufficient to oneself comes as a revelation.     

Maria Montessori