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
The end of art is an epiphany, perceiving the particular is universal, the grain of sand as the world. Northrop Frye
I use the term epiphany to mean the opposite of sparagmos. Northrop Frye
We are very near to greatness. One-step and we are safe; can we not take the leap? Emerson
A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
There is a spirit and a need and a man at the beginning of every great human advance. Each of these must be right for the particular moment of history, or nothing happens. Coretta Scott King
Sooner or later on a spiritual journey one will come to a point where a leap of faith— a leap of trust— will be required. Andrew Cohen
Creating change happens when people see for themselves that a different way of life is more fulfilling than their present one. Eknath Easwaran
The moment we find the true reason for some feeling that has an irrationally powerful hold over us, whether it has to do with body image or anything else, the spell is broken. Gloria Steinem
Occasionally in life, there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart. Martin Luther King Jr.
By an epiphany, he meant a sudden spiritual manifestation, whether in the vulgarity of speech or of gesture or in a memorable phrase of the mind itself. Stephen Hero
The dynamics of suffering are rooted in two epiphanies; 1) the realization that we cannot make God suffer, and 2) the realization that we cannot blame God for our suffering. Two kinds of people: 1)those who see these epiphanies as contradictory, and 2) those who see them as complementary. Steven Carter
I always liked those moments of epiphany, when you have the next destination. Brad Pitt
I've changed thanks to the pain / It’s made me who I am today / So give me fuel to build an empire / I grow stronger every day! Jessie Crego
If only insight could be replayed, / like a Mozart symphony / Then epiphany’s light would shine on all / —in communal rhapsody. Kurt Philip Behm
The epiphany on the mountain's height is inseparable from struggle and temptation on the desert floor. Belden Lane
The magic of the street is the mingling of the errand and the epiphany. Rebecca Solnit
Nature poets can't walk across the backyard without tripping over an epiphany. Christian Wiman
Looking into the spirit of others is sometimes like looking into a pond. Though we aim to see what's deep in the bottom, we are often distracted by our own reflection. Katina Ferguson
Be that as it may, you have an epiphany of the Unknown, who wants to be known. Syed Sharukh
Change is an action, not just an epiphany! Garrison Wynn
Men most often know what they want, yet they are not always sure how they feel. Women most often know how they feel, yet they may not always know what they want. Ken Poirot
And like an epiphany just landed on my shoulder, everything feels right. A calming acceptance settles over me, and I know, that even though the twists and uncertainty of time, it's okay if my heart sometimes leads me. P.K. Hrezo
Audiences may experience an epiphany at a play, whether that play is consciously 'Christian' or not; God is not limited by our conscious preparation (as artists or audiences). God's Spirit enters our lives in the most surprising of places even in the theatre. Todd E. Johnson
A great epiphany: I found out that I'm totally confused and I'm good with that. I'm consistently inconsistent. I'm all of the above. I'm OK. I'm a work in progress. That's my next tattoo somewhere. Ronnie Dunn
Now the wren has gone to roost and the sky is turning' gold / And like the sky my soul is also turnin' / Turnin' from the past, at last, and all I've left behind. Ray LaMontagne
The notion of a contemporary epiphany to me is very exciting because it's a sort of biblical thing. It's something that has happened to people in other centuries or in the context of religious experience. Pamela Stephenson
Fame is an epiphany of bubbles that are transient and pugnacious. Debashis Mridha
But this wasn't a movie. In life, we didn't get to have credits roll to tell us when we'd come to the end of our epiphany arc. To know when to applaud. In life, there were no credits, no soundtracks. In life, things often didn't work out. Kim Culbertson