Dionysos: My eyes were wide open. He teaches the mysteries personally. Pentheus: What form do these mysteries take? Dionysos: That’s a secret. Not for the uninitiated. Pentheus: And for the initiated, do they do some good? Dionysos: You cannot know that. But it is worth knowing.
Anne Carson and Euripides, Bakkhai [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library]
She […] placed her forefinger on her mouth with an air of entreaty. She was counseling me not to show myself in my true colors to Zaius. I obeyed her without understanding the reason for these mysteries and, convinced that I had an ally in her, promptly resumed my intelligent animal attitude.
Pierre Boulle, Planet of the Apes [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library]
The mind balks at the idea that these mysteries will never be solved. Which, of course, has no bearing on their solvability.
Caitlin R Kiernan, Agents of Dreamland [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library]