Top 145 Knowing Quotes of 2020

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“The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things, is wise.”

― Aeschylus

“I’m used to people kind of knowing me in the community.”

― Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“I was raised with adults. I skipped knowing how to interact as a normal teenage person.”

― Alice Englert

“I came down to Los Angeles without knowing anyone. I had my dog, and that was it.”

― Amanda Schull

“Everyone knows a lot about me without actually knowing me at all.”

― Amy Lee

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”

― Ansel Adams

“All the knowing ones were consulted as to the issue, and they all agreed, to a man, in one of two opinions: either that Bob would flog Billy, or Billy would flog Bob.”

― Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

“Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will.”

― Ben Stein

“I like going into a scene knowing that the script isn’t quite finished, that there’s something that isn’t really going to reveal itself until something spontaneously occurs.”

― Bennett Miller

“We are not born knowing how to hate; we are taught how to hate.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“Anyone that goes to battle goes to battle knowing the mindset and tactics of their enemies.”

― Brad Thor

“If we think of the immune system as a machine, then we are far from even knowing all of its parts.”

― Bruce Beutler

“Knowing when to leave may be the smartest thing anyone can learn.”

― Burt Bacharach

“Companies are very, very good – better than consumers themselves – at knowing what consumers are actually craving.”

― Charles Duhigg

“Knowing that we are primates, I think, is a fascinating discovery, and a very interesting and rather cheering one.”

― Christopher Hitchens

“I played with a fracture in my foot for seven months without knowing it.”

― Colin Cooper

“In Chicago, I walked in knowing what the dancers were going to need.”

― Colleen Atwood

“All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed wastepaper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing.”

― D. H. Lawrence

“I have to assume that everybody interprets a piece of art they’re exposed to as if it’s already perfect in its wholeness, without knowing any backstory.”

― Damian Loeb

“I knew from an early age exactly what I wanted to do. I wanted to be a musician and that was it. It made life a lot easier knowing what I was aiming for.”

― Dan Hawkins

“There were a lot of people in Manchester that I was connected to, so it is a bit different coming to London and not knowing as many people.”

― Danny Welbeck

“Knowing that the gospel is true is the essence of a testimony. Consistently being true to the gospel is the essence of conversion.”

― David A. Bednar

“Rather than knowing more, I think I’ve got more open-minded.”

― David Bailey

“I went to Q-school knowing that I could play well and get through.”

― David Duval

“The problem with self-improvement is knowing when to quit.”

― David Lee Roth

“I couldn’t do a record without knowing I’ll translate it into something visual.”

― Dawn Richard

“I grew up knowing the importance of breast cancer.”

― DeAngelo Williams

“But I like it when my patients are impressed not knowing that I was an Olympian.”

― Debi Thomas

“Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.”

― Don Herold

“I’m stronger knowing that while Donna Rice could be sold, she could not be bought.”

― Donna Rice

“I’ve always liked Muir without knowing quite why.”

― Douglas Dunn

“When it comes to knowing what to say, to charm, I always had it.”

― Drake

“We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.”

― Dwight D. Eisenhower

“When I was quite young, she was working in a hardware store, so I grew up knowing about hardware.”

― Elizabeth Moon

“I don’t like everybody knowing what I’m doing, unless it’s related to a movie. I don’t like speaking to the press. I never did.”

― Elle Macpherson

“There’s no adventure in knowing the outcome of who you’re supposed to be with.”

― Emma Caulfield

“I pride myself on knowing the defense.”

― Eric Reid

“There’s something about knowing life is finite that makes it so precious.”

― Ethan Hawke

“Writers and travelers are mesmerized alike by knowing of their destinations.”

― Eudora Welty

“We are very far from always knowing our own wishes.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know.”

― Gaston Bachelard

“A physicist is an atom’s way of knowing about atoms.”

― George Wald

“When we were recording ‘This is Somewhere,’ we were still super green, super from Vermont, super not knowing what to do.”

― Grace Potter

“Theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing.”

― H. L. Mencken

“Folks don’t like to have somebody around knowing more than they do.”

― Harper Lee

“1 crore is not a small amount. I would never ask for such an amount without knowing the role.”

― Hema Malini

“Science is about knowing; engineering is about doing.”

― Henry Petroski

“Wisdom oft times consists of knowing what to do next.”

― Herbert Hoover

“Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next.”

― Herbert Hoover

“The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing.”

― Isaac Asimov

“It’s not so much knowing when to speak, when to pause.”

― Jack Benny

“The art of politics is knowing what to do next.”

― James P. Cannon

“Nothing is more uninteresting than completely knowing somebody, being totally at ease.”

― Jamie Wyeth

“The DVD does make it a little easier for myself to trim things that are otherwise very difficult to let loose of – knowing that they’ll make it on the DVD.”

― Jay Roach

“Knowing reality means constructing systems of transformations that correspond, more or less adequately, to reality.”

― Jean Piaget

“Do not they bring it to pass by knowing that they know nothing at all?”

― Jean Racine

“The realization of ignorance is the first act of knowing.”

― Jean Toomer

“I don’t remember ever not knowing about acting.”

― Jennifer Grey

“We’re not the best about knowing what’s the most interesting about ourselves.”

― Jenny Zhang

“One seeks to equip the child with deeper, more gripping, and subtler ways of knowing the world and himself.”

― Jerome Bruner

“Most of us don’t spend any time knowing ourselves. We just keep reacting.”

― Jewel

“I like the enemy knowing there are a few guys like me around.”

― Jim Mattis

“Diversifying, to me, is the product of having an idea and knowing to say, ‘Let’s do it.’”

― Jimmy Iovine

“Being an entertainer includes knowing how to connect with an audience.”

― Joe Nichols

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Self-knowledge comes from knowing other men.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“There were scenes that just for length purposes, and knowing that the attention span of kids is not great, don’t make it much longer than about 90 minutes.”

― John Badham

“The trick is knowing what you want to do and then resolving to do everything you have to do to get there.”

― John Belushi

“I gotta be able to sleep at night knowing that I’m being honest.”

― John Calipari

“I studied meditation, knowing it would be a huge new calming skill.”

― John Cameron Mitchell

“It’s a lot easier knowing you can’t do something than knowing you shouldn’t.”

― John Daly

“Pamphlets on Sabbath writing are in request here I have been applied to for them by several of the old Methodists knowing that I had them to sell before.”

― John Hawley

“The beauty of knowing yourself is nobody else has to.”

― John McAfee

“’Portlandia’ is 100 percent improvised, and I came into this business not knowing anything.”

― Jonathan Krisel

“Our team finds motivation in knowing that we’re transforming the ticketing industry, this notion that we’re bringing democratization to an industry and disrupting it using technology.”

― Julia Hartz

“Knowing that I inspire kids – it’s a great feeling.”

― Julian Dennison

“I justified working so hard by knowing that I was helping to maintain the roof over our heads.”

― Julie Andrews

“I have such a deeper respect for firemen knowing how much they get paid and how much they put themselves on the line.”

― Karamo Brown

“As parenting goes, knowing the whereabouts of one’s children is pretty fundamental.”

― Katie Hopkins

“Some of my competitors overlook the importance of knowing as much as possible about their opponents, but I think that it is an invaluable asset that I have gained from working.”

― Keeth Smart

“Knowing lots of answers but being a millisecond slow on the buzzer is indeed very frustrating.”

― Ken Jennings

“I’m used to the public knowing me, knowing about me.”

― Kendra Wilkinson

“I feel accomplished knowing that I’m still the same at heart.”

― Kiana Tom

“The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt.”

― Konrad Adenauer

“My go-to author for knowing it all is Evelyn Waugh. ‘A Handful of Dust’ is as perfect as a book can get.”

― Laurie Graham

“I’m so used to knowing what to do with an electric guitar and amplifier, but with an acoustic guitar, it’s different, but I still have an amp and a whole bunch of pedals.”

― Lee Ranaldo

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”

― Leonardo da Vinci

“I turn to books for a feeling of companionship: for somebody knowing what I have known.”

― Lois Lowry

“I have an innate instinct for knowing what’s going to work.”

― Lori Greiner

“Playing shortstop is 75 to 80 percent anticipation, knowing the hitter and the pitch being thrown.”

― Lou Boudreau

“It’s so easy to be wicked without knowing it, isn’t it?”

― Lucy Maud Montgomery

“Doing what’s right isn’t the problem. It is knowing what’s right.”

― Lyndon B. Johnson

“Wit consists in knowing the resemblance of things that differ, and the difference of things that are alike.”

― Madame de Stael

“One of the biggest things that I took from playing Kunta Kinte was where his strength came from in knowing where he was from.”

― Malachi Kirby

“The fingers must be educated, the thumb is born knowing.”

― Marc Chagall

“Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger.”

― Mario Puzo

“Knowing and assuming are two different things.”

― Mark Hunt

“Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.”

― Mark Twain

“The work is flowing from an inner knowing of how things really are.”

― Martin Puryear

“I made the first Moebius strip without knowing what it was.”

― Max Bill

“Whitey is uptight about offending blacks without really knowing what offends blacks.”

― Melvin Van Peebles

“It’s helped to develop me on the pitch, knowing all the positions, but also it’s a good asset to have, that versatility. I’m able to move if I’m needed.”

― Millie Bright

“The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be exerted on different occasions.”

― Montesquieu

“After I can be happy with knowing that I did what I wanted to do.”

― Namie Amuro

“If you write in category, you write knowing there’s a framework, there are reader expectations.”

― Nora Roberts

“When I was a child, I’d see a movie, I took it for what it was, I enjoyed it. And if I believed it I would tend to be more interested in knowing more about it.”

― Oliver Stone

“The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone.”

― Oswald Chambers

“You know, my daughters have been through their entire lives and knowing about my case.”

― Patty Hearst

“My daughters have grown up knowing all about my kidnapping and the case and what happened.”

― Patty Hearst

“Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise.”

― Paul Engle

“Understanding history means knowing what motivates you.”

― Paul Pierce

“Knowing very little about a band only adds to the allure.”

― Peter Hook

“Even in non-democratic countries, people have a legitimate interest in knowing about actions taken by the government.”

― Peter Singer

“All that we don’t know is astonishing. Even more astonishing is what passes for knowing.”

― Philip Roth

“Courage is knowing what not to fear.”

― Plato

“Knowing demands the organ fitted to the object.”

― Plotinus

“Mapping, both literal and metaphorical, has always been about our quest for knowing.”

― Priyamvada Natarajan

“As to gods, I have no way of knowing either that they exist or do not exist, or what they are like.”

― Protagoras

“Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Having a scapegoat means not knowing that we have one.”

― Rene Girard

“Faith is the confidence, the assurance, the enforcing truth, the knowing.”

― Robert Collier

“Directing, what little I know, is as much knowing when to step in as when to step out.”

― Robert Lorenz

“The older you get, of course, the knowingness of the truth – the ownership of knowing – is louder.”

― Robin Wright

“With many comic strips, knowing when to quit isn’t a problem: The syndicate editors simply cancel a feature that is losing papers.”

― Ron Goulart

“Acting is not about knowing all this stuff; it’s about character.”

― Ron Silver

“None of our kids come into the world knowing anything about disliking one another.”

― Ruby Bridges

“God is best known in not knowing him.”

― Saint Augustine

“’Dynasty’ is such an appealing title in and of itself, not even knowing about the original series. It’s a word that evokes power and legacy and a certain level of epic-ness.”

― Sallie Patrick

“I left my marriage knowing I’d have to work. I have.”

― Sarah Ferguson

“I was raised Catholic, and I knew of Him and certainly what He did, but I never truly experienced knowing Him.”

― Shawn Michaels

“Knowing now what goes into making a successful artist, it’s disheartening.”

― Sia

“I am convinced that during bouts of insomnia, I have sometimes slept without knowing it.”

― Siri Hustvedt

“Not knowing anything is the sweetest life.”

― Sophocles

“Sometimes, success in life is knowing one’s limitations.”

― Stephen A. Schwarzman

“The art of living consists in knowing which impulses to obey and which must be made to obey.”

― Sydney J. Harris

“They are so knowing, that they know nothing.”

― Terence

“I love knowing that I’m not better than any other person on the planet.”

― Thomas Haden Church

“Creatively, I’m not one to advocate people knowing every little nuance about you sometimes.”

― Thundercat

“We can identify with Frodo and Sam, setting off not knowing quite where they are going and what they are to do.”

― Timothy Radcliffe

“The thing I’ve always liked about the playoffs is the finality of it and knowing there’s so much importance on every play.”

― Troy Aikman

“I didn’t get over 1300 walks without knowing the strike zone.”

― Wade Boggs

“The toughest thing about managing is knowing your personnel and what it can give you under all conditions.”

― Walter Alston

“The turning point really is just knowing you’re an imbecile.”

― Warren Cuccurullo

“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.”

― William James

“I went from weirdo teenager to pixie waif to them not knowing what the hell to do with me.”

― Winona Ryder
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