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Discovery Quotes by Dashiell Hammett, Stephen Gardiner, Arianna Huffington, Robert Adams, Martha Beck, Peter London and many others.

…What disturbed him was the discovery that in sensibly ordering his affairs he had got out of step, and not into step, with Life.
Dashiell Hammett
The chief concern of the French Impressionists was the discovery of balance between light and dark.
Stephen Gardiner
It matters, it matters very much, what each of us chooses to do. The journey toward self-discovery and self-knowledge is not only life’s highest adventure, but also the only way to transform society from one based on self-centeredness and compulsory compassion to one based on service and mutual responsibility.
Arianna Huffington
. . .art is a discovery of harmony, a vision of disparities reconciled, or shape beneath confusion.
Robert Adams
If you did nothing but pursue the truth about yourself for the rest of your life, you would never run out of fresh discoveries.
Martha Beck
It is not quite accurate to say that the objective of art is to represent what happens to us as a consequence of encountering the world. A fuller description of the task would be to say our aim is to discover what happens to us as we consider things.
Peter London
No single discovery from any of these fields denotes proof of evolution, but together they reveal that life evolved in a certain sequence by a particular process.
Michael Shermer
People think acting is just memorizing lines and doing facial expressions. No it’s about traveling along a path of discovery, intention and connection.
Malik Yoba
Congress shall have Power . . . to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Time to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.
James Madison
May every young scientist remember and not fail to keep his eyes open for the possibility that an irritating failure of his apparatus to give consistent results may once or twice in a lifetime conceal an important discovery.
Patrick Blackett, Baron Blackett
You can experience the thrill of discovery, the incredible, visceral feeling of doing something no one has ever done before, see things no one has ever seen before, know something no one has ever known before. … Welcome to science, you’re gonna like it here.
Phil Plait
Writing is really wonderful art. A lot of this is discovery. A lot of things are lying around waiting to be discovered and that’s our job as writers is to just notice them and bring them to life.
George Carlin
Usually all my tattoos came at good times. A tattoo is something permanent when you’ve made a self-discovery, or something you’ve come to a conclusion about.
Angelina Jolie
Cross-examination is beyond any doubt the greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth. … Cross-examination, not trial by jury, is the great and permanent contribution of the Anglo-American system of law to improved methods of trial-procedure.
John Henry Wigmore
The first rule of discovery is to have brains and good luck. The second rule of discovery is to sit tight and wait till you get a bright idea.
George Polya
We go to the mountain for enlightenment, for self-realization, for adventure, for discovery. It’s pregnant with meaning. When people see a mountain, they invest it with meaning. Not plot. Not character.
Joe Rohde
Love, like everything else in life, should be a discovery, an adventure, and like most adventures, you don’t know you’re having one until you’re right in the middle of it.
E. A. Bucchianeri
The most important of my discoveries have been suggested to me by failures.
Humphry Davy
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.
Henry Ford
We don’t know who discovered water, but we know it wasn’t the fish.
Marshall McLuhan
Discovery should come as an adventure rather than as the result of a logical process of thought.
Theobald Smith
A library is that venerable place where men preserve the history of their experience, their tentative experiments, their discoveries, and their plans… in books may be found the recipes for daily living – the prescriptions for the mind and the heart.
Georges Duhamel
Money, while clearly helpful in solving myriad problems, can often conceal a business’s real flaws. It can also risk rigidifying a company’s business model at the very moment it should be in ‘customer discovery’ mode or iterating around market opportunities.
Maelle Gavet
the identity of an individual is essentially a function of her choices, rather than the discovery of an immutable attribute
Amartya Sen
The very discovery of the New world was the by-product of a dietary quest.
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
The eighteenth century discovery that, in an institutional framework that facilitates voluntary exchanges among individuals, this process generates results that might be evaluated positively, produced ‘economics,’ as an independent academic discipline or science.
James M. Buchanan
The Christian church has a long history of gradually absorbing scientific perspectives and new discoveries. It seems to me that, in fact, that has been one of the strengths of Christianity – it has ultimately had great flexibility in absorbing new information about the world that we get from science.
George Coyne
The greatest discoveries of science have always been those that forced us to rethink our beliefs about the universe and our place in it.
Robert L. Park
I made the unexpected but happy discovery that the answer to several of the questions that most occupied me was in fact one and the same: Cook.
Michael Pollan
Many people who talk about the discovery method of teaching are really talking about arranging a lesson or an experiment so that students discover what they are supposed to discover. That is not an exploration. The whole tradition of exploration is being lost for entire generations.
Frank Oppenheimer
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that’s not why we do it.
Richard P. Feynman
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
James Bryant Conant
In the spiritual life every person is his or her own discoverer, and you need not grieve if your discoveries are not believed in by others. It is your business to push on find more and increase individual happiness
Prentice Mulford
If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been due more to patient attention, than to any other talent
Isaac Newton
A truth discovered always seems so plain and simple that we wonder why the discovery was so long delayed.
Vash Young
In Old Europe and Ancient Crete, women were respected for their roles in the discovery of agriculture and for inventing the arts of weaving and pottery making.
Carol P. Christ
Greatest discoveries come from passionate scientists with naive curiosity
Craig Mello
Thanks to the discoveries of astronomers in the twentieth century, we now know that the heat death is a myth. The heat death can never happen, and there is no paradox.
Freeman Dyson
Thus each truth discovered was a rule available in the discovery of subsequent ones.
Rene Descartes
Pride and power fall when the person falls, but discoveries of truth form legacies that can be built upon for generations.
Criss Jami
To me good storytelling is about journeys. It’s about people’s journeys, people’s discoveries and how they deal with those discoveries; circumstances that put people in different situations.
Scott Cohen
Our neighborhood – this solar system, the cosmos, actually – is so much more vast and amazing than the paltry headlines, insanity, and politics crammed at us daily as so-called news. The beauty of the hood and discoveries that await us are deserving of our attention and mandatory to our survival as a species.
Vanna Bonta
The discovery that heartbreak is indeed heartbreaking consoles us about our humanity.
Lionel Shriver
The most remarkable discovery ever made by scientists is science itself. The discovery must be compared in importance with the invention of cave-painting and of writing.
Jacob Bronowski
All I know is when I start getting serious about songwriting… it’s like a playground. All responsibilities slip away and you’re with your essence. There can be delight there and self-discovery. You can dance there… I think of it as my serious playground.
Laura Nyro
It may be that religion is dead, and if it is, we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover other sources of moral strength before it is too late.
Pearl S. Buck
Unfortunately, in self-discovery, you get the culty types who want the father figure or mother figure to tell them everything to do. They don’t want to do any work. They want to hang on your energy and try to drain it.
Frederick Lenz
All scholarship, like all science, is an ongoing, open-ended discussion in which all conclusions are tentative forever, the principal value and charm of the game being the discovery of the totally unexpected.
Hugh Nibley
The important discovery I made very early is that my novels had to be written without any given plan or outline. I can’t do it in any other way. But then they are dependent on the sentences, my intuition, and, as I have experienced many times, the subconscious.
Per Petterson
To start with, pharma was an industry based on innovation, drug discovery.
Kallam Anji Reddy
My own journey as a writer has been the discovery of different theatrical voices. Chekhov was a revelation. Tennessee Williams was another one. We read ‘The Glass Menagerie’ in high school, and I still remember the cover.
Stephen Karam
Yes, as Rhett had prophesied, marriage could be a lot of fun. Not only was it fun but she was learning many things. That was odd in itself, because Scarlett had thought life could teach her no more. Now she felt like a child, every day on the brink of a new discovery.
Margaret Mitchell
Some are slaves of ambition or money, but others are interested in understanding life itself. These give themselves the name of philosophers , and they value the contemplation and discovery of nature beyond all other pursuits.
Of course, Einstein was a very great scientist indeed, and I have enormous respect for him, and great admiration for the discoveries he made. But he was very committed to a view of the objectivity of the physical world.
John Polkinghorne
Orphei Drängar possesses a combination of power, energy, and culture. Joy of discovery combined with professional technical and musical prowess.
Esa-Pekka Salonen
I think a lot of my appreciation for the Doors’ music, which I love, originates with my discovery of them through seeing ‘Apocalypse Now.’ It’s my second favorite film of all time.
Scott Derrickson
Science for me is very close to art. Scientific discovery is an irrational act. It’s an intuition which turns out to be reality at the end of it-and I see no difference between a scientist developing a marvellous discovery and an artist making a painting.
Carlo Rubbia
I was always fond of visiting new scenes, and observing strange characters and manners. Even when a mere child I began my travels, and made many tours of discovery into foreign parts and unknown regions of my native city, to the frequent alarm of my parents, and the emolument of the town-crier.
Washington Irving
Well, one of the things I should tell you is that if you look at the very long sweep of history what you see is that the rate of growth has been speeding up, the rate of progress, and that’s because there’s more and more people who are all engaged in this process of discovery.
Paul Romer
Recent discoveries about apes suggest, however, that a gorilla or common chimp stands at least as good a chance being murdered as the average human.
Jared Diamond
Science is best defined as a careful, disciplined, logical search for knowledge about any and all aspects of the universe, obtained by examination of the best available evidence and always subject to correction and improvement upon discovery of better evidence. What’s left is magic. And it doesn’t work.
James Randi
The recent extraordinary discovery in Photography, as applied in the operations of the mind, has reduced the art of novel-writing to the merest mechanical labour.
Lewis Carroll
A single discovery within a lifetime is a very remarkable thing. Two over the course of a career-why, you’d be very lucky indeed.
Alar Toomre
Le veritable voyage de decouverte ne consiste pas a chercher de nouveaux paysages, mais a avoir de nouveaux yeux. (The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.)
Marcel Proust
You need not know what you are. Enough to know what you are not. What you are you will never know, for every discovery reveals new dimensions to conquer. The unknown has no limits.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
A lot of people who are involved in self-discovery lose energy to abusive teachers, to abusive friends and to entities, non-physical beings.
Frederick Lenz
The greatest discovery of the 20th Century is that our attitude of mind determines our quality of life, not circumstances.
William James
There’s a paradox in rereading. You read the first time for rediscovery: an encounter with the confirming emotions. But you reread for discovery: you go to the known to figure out the workings of the unknown, the why of the familiar how.
Cynthia Ozick
All my discoveries have been made in answer to prayer.
Isaac Newton
She became for me an island of light, fun, wisdom where I could run with my discoveries and torments and hopes at any time of day and find welcome.
May Sarton
It is almost possible to say that there is a mathematical relationship between the beauty of his surroundings and the activity of the child; he will make discoveries rather more voluntarily in a gracious setting than in an ugly one.
Maria Montessori
Since we have emphasized that analysis will lead to a positive conclusion only in the exceptional case, it follows that many securities must be examined before one is found that has real possibilities for the analyst. By what practical means does he proceed to make his discoveries? Mainly by hard and systematic work.
Benjamin Graham
To study men, we must look close by; to study man, we must learn to look afar; if we are to discover essential characteristics, we must first observe differences.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
One of the most exciting intellectual moments of my career was my 1948 discovery of Knut Wicksell’s unknown and untranslated dissertation, ‘Finanztheoretische Untersuchungen,’ buried in the dusty stacks of Chicago’s old Harper Library.
James M. Buchanan
The footsteps of Nature are to be trac’d, not only in her ordinary course, but when she seems to be put to her shifts, to make many doublings and turnings, and to use some kind of art in endeavouring to avoid our discovery.
Robert Hooke
The Soviet experience was much worse than experts in the West had thought. That discovery had a tremendous impact both on the intellectual community and on the public at large.
Milton Friedman
In a world where discovery is more important than delivery, it’s the people who find, remix and direct attention to old stuff that should be rewarded, not the people who deliver it or sit on it waiting for someone to show up.
Joichi Ito
The discovery of any kind of life [in Space] at all would be a tremendous watershed moment in biology, as well as all of science.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Discovery is the privilege of the child: the child who has no fear of being once again wrong, of looking like an idiot, of not being serious, of not doing things like everyone else.
Alexander Grothendieck
Unless all the discoveries that you make have the welfare of the poor as the end in view, all your workshops will be really no better than Satan’s workshops.
Mahatma Gandhi
At a time when so many scholars in the world are calculating, is it not desirable that some, who can, dream ?
Rene Thom
Authentic discovery, when captured on camera, I think, is tremendous acting.
Matt Walsh
If you are trying to aid people in the process of self-discovery, what you have to do is confound them with so many concepts that are contradictory, yet each make complete sense in its own right.
Frederick Lenz
It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
Diane Ackerman
It’s a discovery of a story when I write a book, a case of inching ahead on each page and discovering what’s beyond in the darkness, beyond where you’re writing.
Michael Ondaatje
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
James Joyce
We watch a lot of Discovery Channel, shows like ‘The Biggest Loser’ and even ‘Amazing Race.’ You learn a lot about the world, it’s fun and nobody’s interested in beating anybody down. And then the opposite: I’m a huge fan of ‘Survivor.’
Alison Sweeney
In my estimation it was obvious that Jansky had made a fundamental and very important discovery. Furthermore, he had exploited it to the limit of his equipment facilities. If greater progress were to be made it would be necessary to construct new and different equipment especially designed to measure the cosmic static.
Grote Reber
I don’t think there is a right approach to teaching self discovery. Every situation is unique.
Frederick Lenz
It wasn’t the New World that mattered… Columbus died almost without seeing it; and not really knowing what he had discovered. It’s life that matters, nothing but life – the process of discovering, the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself, at all.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
I want to make my own discoveries…….penetrate the evil which attracts me
Anais Nin
Painting is neither decorative amusement, nor the plastic invention of felt reality; it must be every time: invention, discovery, revelation.
Max Ernst
Painting is the act of discovery and you’re constantly enlarging your horizon or finding yourself every time you paint.
Romare Bearden
Life and career are the same thing. Every life has to have a plot and a plan. You have to recognize this early and be quite cold-blooded in the discovery and articulation of that plot.
Iain Sinclair
I want e by Jose Andres to be a discovery, to be a journey. I want people to find it and be astonished.
Jose Andres
I enjoy almost everything. Yet I have some restless searcher in me. Why is there not a discovery in life? Something one can lay hands on and say “This is it”? My depression is a harassed feeling. I’m looking: but that’s not it — that’s not it. What is it? And shall I die before I find it?
Virginia Woolf
The discovery of God begins at understanding that He ought to exist, and ends at knowing how He could exist.
Kedar Joshi
Faith is the enemy of discovery.
Simon Mawer
No rocket will reach the moon save by a miraculous discovery of an explosive far more energetic than any known. And even if the requisite fuel were produced, it would still have to be shown that the rocket machine would operate at 459 degrees below zero-the temperature of interplanetary space.
Nikola Tesla
One of the most startling discoveries of my career was when I realized that the strongest women in the world are not lesbians but heterosexual women, who know how to handle men.
Camille Paglia
It is one of our most exciting discoveries that local discovery leads to a complex of further discoveries.
R. Buckminster Fuller
My job is to make people dream. Of course, there’s a lot of technical stuff behind the scenes and a lot of hard work behind it, but I get to watch people see the result of that hard work and feel that wonder and feel that discovery, all the time.
David Copperfield
I’m restless. Things are calling me away. My hair is being pulled by the stars again. ANAГЏS NIN, Fire: From “A Journal of Love” The Unexpurgated Diary of AnaГЇs Nin, 1934-1938 For me, the adventures of the mind, each inflection of thought, each movement, nuance, growth, discovery, is a source of exhilaration.
Anais Nin
The reformation was preceded by the discovery of America, as if the Almighty graciously meant to open a sanctuary to the persecuted in future years, when home should afford neither friendship nor safety.
Thomas Paine
What people think of as the moment of discovery is really the discovery of the question.
Jonas Salk
Making strides in areas unencumbered by hard-won expectation feels effervescent. By switching into child-mode, shuffling the cortex, we remember our innocence, when we knew less. These are the essentials of continued aesthetic discovery.
Sara Genn
Customer discovery is the process of translating a founder’s vision for the company into hypotheses about each component of the business model and creating a set of experiments to test each hypothesis.
Steve Blank
Children with Autism aren’t missing. Instead, they are off making discoveries
Jacob Barnett
Musical accidents are a gold mine. The thing about accidental discoveries is they won’t be made unless you put yourself in a position to make that discovery. To do that means hundreds of hours, days and weeks where you do things and don’t discover anything.
Tom Scholz
If there wasn’t anything to find out, it would be dull. Even trying to find out and not finding out is just as interesting as trying to find out and finding out; and I don’t know but more so.
Mark Twain
The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.
James Truslow Adams
True self-discovery begins where your comfort zone ends.
Adam Braun
But just as astronomy succeeded astrology, following Kepler’s discovery of planetary regularities, the discoveries of these many principles in empirical explorations of intellectual processes in machines should lead to a science, eventually.
Marvin Minsky
I looked for it [heavy hydrogen, deuterium] because I thought it should exist. I didn’t know it would have industrial applications or be the basic for the most powerful weapon ever known [the nuclear bomb] … I thought maybe my discovery might have the practical value of, say, neon in neon signs.
Harold Urey
Do experimental work but keep in mind that other investigators in the same field will consider your discoveries as less than one fourth as important as they seem to you.
Charles Manning Child
Consumers are looking for those trusted brands to help with search and discovery and streaming content choices.
Nancy Dubuc
I love the internet and it has been incredibly useful and I have made discoveries that have been immeasurably crucial to my work- things I don’t know how I ever would have found out otherwise, that are perfect, just what I need for whatever I’m doing.
Michael Chabon
The discovery of deuterium and the marked differences in the physical and chemical properties of hydrogen and deuterium, together with an efficient method for the separation of these isotopes, have opened an interesting field of research in several of the major branches of science.
Harold Urey
I found in rules of mathematics a peace and a trust that I could not place in human beings. This sublimation was total and remained total.
Louise Bourgeois
By far the greatest discovery of all the centuries
is the power of thought.
Charles F. Haanel
All that is happening in art is part of a process of exploration and discovery. I hope to live for a few more years so that I can catch glimpses of the oncoming future.
Joseph Plaskett
I’ve always been somebody on a journey of discovery.
Nicole Kidman
Writing to me is a voyage, an odyssey, a discovery, because I’m never certain of precisely what I will find.
Gabriel Fielding
The photographer’s art is a continuous discovery which requires patience and time.
Andre Kertesz
It soon became obvious that we were but on the threshold of the discovery.
Howard Carter
The gain is not the having of children; it is the discovery of love and how to be loving.
Polly Berrien Berends
It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
Lucille Ball
The beginning and the end are never really the journey of discovery for me. It is the middle that remains a puzzle until well into the writing. That’s how life is most of the time, isn’t it? You know where you are and where you hope to wind up. It’s the getting there that’s challenging.
Anna Quindlen
The most glorious exploits do not always furnish us with the clearest discoveries of virtue or vice in men.
The art of an artist must be his own art. It is… always a continuous chain of little inventions, little technical discoveries of ones own, in ones relation to the tool, the material and the colors.
Emil Nolde
The advantage, the luxury, as well as the torment and responsibility of the novelist, is that there is no limit to what he may attempt as an executant – no limit to his possible experiments, efforts, discoveries, successes.
Henry James
Every symbol, word, concept, discipline and field is only a temporary rest stop on the highway of discovery.
Bryant H. McGill
The job, of course, will never be finished. For a nation, as for an individual, education is a perpetually unfinished journey, a continuing process of discovery.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Happiness is a rare plant that seldom takes root on earth-few ever enjoyed it, except for a brief period; the search after it is rarely rewarded by the discovery, but there is an admirable substitute for it… a contented spirit.
Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
I don’t like honors. … I’ve already got the prize: the prize is the pleasure of finding the thing out, the kick in the discovery, the observation that other people use it. Those are the real things.
Richard P. Feynman
We murder to dissect.
William Wordsworth
If it’s not broken, break it. That’s how new discoveries are made. That’s why everything that changes life is called a breakthrough.
Sylvester Stallone
…one of the worst things about being a parent, for me, is the self-discovery, the being face to face with one’s secret insanity and brokenness and rage.
Anne Lamott
In the discovery of secret things and in the investigation of hidden causes, stronger reasons are obtained from sure experiments and demonstrated arguments than from probable conjectures and the opinions of philosophical speculators of the common sort.
W. S. Gilbert
I had made an empirical discovery and it carried all the weight of a mathematical proof.
Paul Auster
The ancient codes were doubtless originally suggested by the discovery and diffusion of the art of writing.
Henry James Sumner Maine
Discoveries made during the last hundred years have shown that liberalism is the best system to improve a country’s well being.
Marc Forne Molne
No republic has long outlived the discovery by a majority of its people that they could vote themselves largesse from the public treasury.
Alexander Fraser Tytler
The discovery of magic can happen only when we transcend our embarrassment about being alive, when we have the bravery to proclaim the goodness and dignity of human life, without either hesitation or arrogance. Then magic can descend onto our existence.
Chogyam Trungpa
Chains do more than bargain down prices from suppliers or divide fixed costs across a lot of units. They rapidly spread economic discovery – the scarce and costly knowledge of what retail concepts and operational innovations actually work.
Virginia Postrel
For a justice of this ultimate tribunal [the U.S. Supreme Court], the opportunity for self-discovery and the occasion for self-revelation is great.
Abe Fortas
For I found myself embarrassed with so many doubts and errors that it seemed to me that the effort to instruct myself had no effect other than th eincreasing discovery of my own ignorance
Rene Descartes
He that would speak Divine things in a language which living men of to-day can comprehend, must keep up with the researches and discoveries of men who study nature, and put her words into the speech of the present.
John H. Vincent
The sad discovery of the adult world was the permanent truth: you don’t always do what you want to do; you do what you must.
Helen Clark MacInnes
The science of Humboldt is one thing, poetry is another thing. The poet to-day, notwithstanding all the discoveries of science, and the accumulated learning of mankind, enjoys no advantage over Homer.
Henry David Thoreau
Many discoveries are reserved for ages still to come . . . . Our universe is a sorry little affair unless it has in it something for every age to investigate.
Seneca the Younger
I love the Discovery Channel, man!
Kevin Dillon
Writing is always a voyage of discovery.
Nadine Gordimer
Getting a TV show and getting on to Discovery was the main goal when I started the company in 2004.
Richard Rawlings
It is essential for me to become involved in another search, and ‘search’ is the proper word to use because it promises discovery along with the risk.
Abe Ajay
The effect of the discovery of printing was evident in the savage religious wars of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Application of power to communication industries hastened the consolidation of vernaculars, the rise of nationalism, revolution, and new outbreaks of savagery in the twentieth century.
Harold Innis
Eleven years after the discovery of their bodies, no one has been held accountable for their murders. The chief suspects in the chain of command, including the camp commander, have never been charged.
Garry Robbins
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
A. A. Milne
Known as the biosphere to scientists and as the creation to theologians, all of life together consists of a membrane around earth so thin that it cannot be seen edgewise from a satellite yet so prodigiously diverse that only a tiny fraction of species have been discovered and named.
E. O. Wilson
For more than 200 years, materialists have promised that science will eventually explain everything in terms of physics and chemistry. Believers are sustained by the faith that scientific discoveries will justify their beliefs.
Rupert Sheldrake
Even more important than the discovery of Columbus, which we are gathered together to celebrate, is the fact that the general government has just discovered women.
Honore Daumier
Medicinal discovery,
It moves in mighty leaps,
It leapt straight past the common cold
And gave it us for keeps.
Pam Ayres
Charles Darwin made arguably the greatest discovery any human has ever made. He was a man of great persistence. He wasn’t probably a natural genius, he worked very hard – even though he was an invalid. He was a great family man, a very nice man. I think he was admirable in all sorts of ways.
Richard Dawkins
Sometimes every single element of a character is a torturous discovery.
Carol Kane
Every discovery opens a new field for investigation of facts, shows us the imperfection of our theories. It has justly been said, that the greater the circle of light, the greater the boundary of darkness by which it is surrounded.
Humphry Davy
God shall be my last discovery.
Kedar Joshi
There is something breathtaking about the basic laws of crystals. They are in no sense a discovery of the human mind; they just “are” – they exist quite independently of us. The most that man can do is become aware, in a moment of clarity, that they are there, and take cognizance of them.
M. C. Escher
The process of my transformation came to a head with my discovery of St. Francis of Assisi during a pilgrimage I went on with a scout troop from my school.
Abbe Pierre
When you awaken some morning and hear that somebody or other has been discovered, you can put it down as a fact that he discovered himself years ago – since that time he has been toiling, working, and striving to make himself worthy of general discovery.
James Whitcomb Riley
Taken as a story of human achievement, and human blindness, the discoveries in the sciences are among the great epics.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
The actual state of our knowledge is always provisional and… there must be, beyond what is actually known, immense new regions to discover.
Louis de Broglie
Our public description, a visual bookmarking tool, tends to resonate with people. That’s why we use it. When we talk to the tech press we tend to describe it as a company solving a discovery problem.
Evan Sharp
For some reason I can’t explain, artist and musicians tend to look younger than our age. Being in music, you need this youthful sense of discovery and wonder for what you’re doing and keep your imagination open. That’s a youthful way of looking at life and I think that reflects in how you age.
Joshua Bell
A film fable so structured that all alchemical searchings are clearly filmwise (gold being discovered cinematically in each sequence ot mixed black-and-white and color) so that when the drama-discovery is actually made, it acts as a deliberate anti-climax of aesthetic perfection.
Stan Brakhage
Ethics are pre-determined and a matter of discovery, not a evolved concept.
Simon Conway Morris
Those who brush off the Biblical accounts as “ancient fiction” and “legends” only reveal their ignorance of these archaeological discoveries.
Charlie Campbell
The thrill of science is the process. It’s a social process. It’s a process of collective discovery. It’s debate, it’s experimentation and it’s verification of claims that might be false. It’s the greatest foundation for a society.
Greg Graffin
Mathematics is the surest way to immortality. If you make a big discovery in mathematics, you will be remembered after everyone else will be forgotten
Paul Erdos
Every ship that comes to America got its chart from Columbus.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The curious thing about that moustache and goatee is that when you look at the Mona Lisa it becomes a man. It is not a woman disguised as a man; it is a real man, and that was my discovery, without realising it at the time.
Marcel Duchamp
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Mahatma Gandhi
After forming a cadet corps of boys for assisting as noncombatants during a military campaign in 1900: We then made the discovery that boys, when trusted and relied on, were just as capable and reliable as men.
Robert Baden-Powell
To explain new phenomena, that is my task; and how happy is the scientist when he finds what he so diligently sought, a pleasure that gladdens the heart.
Carl Wilhelm Scheele
…neither is it possible to discover the more remote and deeper parts of any science, if you stand but upon the level of the same science, and ascend not to a higher science.
Francis Bacon
It was a huge deal, a huge musical discovery that became life lessons learned. You can’t return from having an experience like that. The Blind Boys are truly the deepest well of American musical heritage you can discover.
Ben Harper
In the quiet moments, the discoveries are made.
Vera Farmiga
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
Lewis B. Smedes
Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
Agnes de Mille
One of the chief duties of the mathematician in acting as an advisor … is to discourage … from expecting too much from mathematics.
Norbert Wiener
For most of human history, we could only watch, like bystanders, the beautiful dance of Nature. But today, we are on the cusp of an epoch-making transition, from being passive observers of Nature to being active choreographers of Nature. The Age of Discovery in science is coming to a close, opening up an Age of Mastery.
Michio Kaku
The people who do make big discoveries are the ones who somehow manage to free themselves from conventional ways of thinking and to see the subject from a new perspective.
Anthony James Leggett
Because answers are inert things that stop inquiry. They make you think you have finished looking. But you are never finished. There are always discoveries that will turn everything you think you know on its head and that will make you ask all over again: Who are we?
Marisa Silver
I want to turn my attention to movies about love relationships. Exploring the female psyche – there ought to be some interesting discoveries there. Love stories. If you do it right, people want to hear romantic dialog.
Sylvester Stallone
That wonderful and terribly frightening journey of self-discovery. That process of growth, of being an independent person, of learning who you are and what you want from life, is the real secret of life, happiness and beauty.
Diane von Furstenberg
Only now I’m learning to enjoy not being in charge of what the next stroke will do to the whole painting. I’m still learning that there are no mistakes, only discoveries.
Fernando Araujo Perdomo
The discovery of a grey hair when you are brushing out your whiskers of a morning – first fallen flake of the coming snows of age – is a disagreeable thing.
Alexander Smith
By exploring the political and moral colorings of discoveries about what makes us tick, we can have a more honest science and a less fearful intellectual milieu.
Steven Pinker
Nature has not been lavish in her endowments, but each person has his or her own potential in terms of achievement and service. The awareness of that potential is the discovery of purpose; the fulfillment of that potential is the discovery of strength.
Norman Cousins
Money does not represent such a value as men have placed upon it. All my money has been invested into experiments with which I have made new discoveries enabling mankind to have a little easier life.
Nikola Tesla
My writing is a very authentic journey of discovery. I’m going out there to learn who I am. My readers, consequently, take the same journey as my protagonist.
Ted Dekker
By mutual confidence and mutual aid – great deeds are done, and great discoveries made
It is our own pain, and our own desire to be free of it, that alerts us to the suffering of the world. It is our personal discovery that pain can be acknowledged, even held lovingly, that enables us to look at the pain around us unflinchingly and feel compassion being born in us. We need to start with ourselves.
Sylvia Boorstein
I began to have an idea of my life, not as slow shaping of achievement to fit my preconceived purposes, but as the gradual discovery and growth of a purpose which I did not know.
Marion Milner
The real achievement in discoveries… is seeing an analogy where no one saw one before… The essence of discovery is that unlikely marriage of cabbages and kings — of previously unrelated frames of reference or universes of discourse — whose union will solve the previously insoluble problem.
Arthur Koestler
No one for a moment can pretend that printing is so great a discovery as writing, or algebra as a language.
Benjamin Disraeli
Every great discovery I ever made, I gambled that the truth was there, and then I acted in faith until I could prove its existence.
Arthur H
Every day is not just another assignment; it is a small, but contained voyage of discovery.
David Doubilet
Science is the discovery of how God does things.
John G. Lake
When trying to remember my share in the glow of the eternal present, in the smile of God, I return to my childhood, too, for that is where the most significant discoveries turn up.
Hermann Hesse
I appear as a skeptic, who believes that doubt is the great engine, the great fuel of all inquiry, all discovery and all innovation.
Christopher Hitchens
I believe that self-discovery is an ongoing thing. I might not ever fully know who I am, but I also believe that I could be whoever I want, whenever I want.
Ian Simpson
I also discovered that I was a poet. From the standpoint of one’s family this is probably a regrettable discovery.
Dorothy Cottrell
A drawing is an autobiographical record of one’s discovery of an event – either seen, remembered or imagined. A ‘finished’ work is an attempt to construct an event in itself.
John Berger
I think that probably the moments of discovery do come from a place that is not totally organized. Order is something that we already know about. Discoveries are in a place we don’t already know about.
Twyla Tharp
Whenever I found something remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper, so that all ingenious people be informed thereof.
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
You must not blame us scientists for the use which war technicians have put our discoveries.
Lise Meitner
The initial motivation of the experiment which led to this discovery was a subconscious feeling for the inexhaustible wealth of nature, a wealth that goes far beyond the imagination of man.
Bruno Rossi
Financial risk is always associated with drug discovery. But the benefit that a blockbuster drug can bring to the business can be phenomenal if you can take that risk.
Pankaj Patel
Libraries are starting places for the adventure of learning that can go on whatever one’s vocation and location in life. Reading is an adventure like that of discovery itself. Libraries are our base camp.
James H. Billington
The Dark Ages may return-the Stone Age may return on the gleaming wings of Science; and what might now shower immeasureable material blessings upon mankind may even bring about its total destruction. Beware! I say. Time may be short.
Referring to the discovery of atomic energy.
Winston Churchill
It took only seconds for me to make these discoveries, but even in that short time, my stomach nearly jumped through my mouth trying to reach the food.
Stephenie Meyer
By leaving a student to himself he may… be led to undertake matters above his strength, but the trial will at least have this advantage: it will discover to himself his own deficiencies and this discovery alone is a very considerable acquisition.
Joshua Reynolds
My three years at the NIH were critical in my scientific education. I learned an immense amount about the research process: developing assays, purifying macromolecules, documenting a discovery by many approaches, and writing clear manuscripts describing what is known and what remains to be investigated.
Stanley B. Prusiner
What is important in self-discovery is the person who keeps going, who has a smile, who is kind to others, who works hard at everything, and who keeps their mind on their own business and not everybody else’s.
Frederick Lenz
Our discontent begins by finding false villains whom we can accuse of deceiving us. Next we find false heroes whom we expect to liberate us. The hardest, most discomfiting discovery is that each of us must emancipate himself.
Daniel J. Boorstin
During Women’s History Month, we celebrate milestones in gender equality, and we uplift the stories of women who have impacted our world with their creativity, advocacy, service, invention, and discovery.
Ralph Northam
Sometimes when we awaken from the bad dream of disowning ourselves, we think that the sojourn to self-discovery is a new one. But it is an ancient quest.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
We’re not going to just duplicate ‘Heavy Rain,’ because we are passionate about innovation and discovery, so we’re trying to discover new ground and see how we can move from ‘Heavy Rain’ and create something even more immersive.
David Cage
I love going to museums, especially the Met, because there’s always room for discovery, or the Neue Galerie. It’s a great jewel box.
Aerin Lauder
Brands mature over time, like a marriage. The bond you feel with your spouse is different than when you first met each other. Excitement and discovery are replaced by comfort and depth.
Gary Vaynerchuk
A lot of people think that all the things that could be invented have been invented. But we are just on the frontier of discovery and invention. It’s a very exciting time.
Dick Rutan
As soon as the news of the Cabot voyages reached the King of Portugal he arranged to send an expedition of discovery to the far north-west, perhaps to find a northern sea route to Eastern Asia.
Harry Johnston
The very greatest things – great thoughts, discoveries, inventions – have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.
Samuel Smiles
Civilization did not come with fire. It came with the discovery of how to use fire to heat water.
Laura Anne Gilman
I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.
James A. Baldwin
One of the most important discoveries I made in those early years was that to succeed at natural farming, you have to get rid of your expectations. Such “products” of the mind are often incorrect or unrealistic . . . and can lead you to think you’ve made a mistake if they’re not met.
Masanobu Fukuoka
I was much more into romance as a teenager and it’s been a kind of new discovery for me to learn about sci-fi adventure. I think it’s a really interesting genre and it’s all about imagination. It’s boundless what you can do in these stories.
Olivia Wilde
Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.
Alan Watts
I made my personal discovery of Emily Carr while visiting Victoria in 1981 to write a travel article. Immediately, her strong colors attracted me; her spunk fascinated me. Her down-to-earth voice in her writing appealed to me as authentic and original.
Susan Vreeland
The search which takes place in my studio might best be described as a mining operation, a vertical dig in which a number of discoveries are apt to surface from a single shaft.
Abe Ajay
So travel for me is an act of discovery and of responsibility as well a grand adventure and a constant liberation.
Pico Iyer
The year 1896 … marked the beginning of what has been aptly termed the heroic age of Physical Science. Never before in the history of physics has there been witnessed such a period of intense activity when discoveries of fundamental importance have followed one another with such bewildering rapidity.
Ernest Rutherford
In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own.
Alice Walker
One of the benefits of a bad education is the constant pleasure of discovery.
Richard Brookhiser
I have known no experience more distressing than the discovery that Negroes didn’t love me. Unutterable loneliness claimed me. I felt without roots, like a man without a country.
Sarah-Patton Boyle
In short, we cannot grow, we cannot achieve authentic discovery, and our eyes cannot be cleansed to the truly beautiful possibilities of life, if we simply live a neutral existence.
Armstrong Williams
Henderson had a thousand times more to do with the discovery of insulin than had Macleod. In the first place, he knew more about it. In the second place, he was consulted before every series of experiments, and he advised, criticized, or commended.
Frederick Banting
I am comfortable calling myself a writer of suspense, or a writer of thrillers; both terms are sort of interchangeable to me. I think that came from a sense of being at conflict with my true nature throughout my youth, and being afraid of discovery, and feeling as if I didn’t belong.
Christopher Rice
Sherard Blaw, the dramatist who had discovered himself, and who had given so ungrudgingly of his discovery to the world.
Hector Hugh Munro
An artist’s working life is marked by intensive application and intense discipline.
John F. Kennedy
Logic leaves us no choice. In that sense, math always involves both invention and discovery: we invent the concepts but discover their consequences. … in mathematics our freedom lies in the questions we ask – and in how we pursue them – but not in the answers awaiting us.
Steven Strogatz
Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.
Stephen Hawking
Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
I love that sense of discovery. You’re experiencing something for the first time, and your parents aren’t in on it, previous generations aren’t in on it. It has a chance to belong to you and your generation in a way that nothing has. If ‘Pacific Rim’ is a fraction of that, I would be very proud.
Travis Beacham
In psychoanalysis as in art, God resided in the details, the discovery of which required enormous patience, unyielding seriousness, and the skill of an acrobat – walking a tightrope over memory and speculation, instinct and theory, feeling and denial.
Judith Perelman Rossner
The truth is funny. Honest discovery, observation, and reaction is better than contrived invention.
Del Close
There is no harm in doubt and skepticism, for it is through these that new discoveries are made.
Richard P. Feynman
Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas. … [By seeking] logical beauty spiritual formulas are discovered necessary for the deeper penetration into the laws of nature.
Albert Einstein
We should revel in tons and tons and tons of ideas. Some of them will manifest and lead to a drug discovery, and some will not.
Anne Wojcicki
The greatest discoveries will be along spiritual lines. This is the field where miracles are going to happen. Spiritual power is the greatest underdeveloped power and has the greatest future.
Thomas A. Edison
Perhaps the most important contribution to science that the Royal Society has made in its three centuries of existence is its early role in publishing Newton’s masterful account of his discoveries.
Julian Schwinger
Disgrace is the synonym of discovery.
Alfred de Musset
Mysticism is an eclectic mixture of various forms of self-discovery that’s primarily experimental.
Frederick Lenz
You will enrich your life immeasurably if you approach it with a sense of wonder and discovery, and always challenge yourself to try new things.
Nate Berkus
In order to discover truth, we must be truthful ourselves, and must welcome those who point out our errors as heartily as those who approve and confirm our discoveries.
Max Muller
When your world falls apart and you’re left with just yourself, you’re forced to discover who you are without all the beliefs, expectations, views, & self-image provided by some teacher or system. The calculating mind gives way to the intuitive mind, Knowing without Thinking.
Gabrielle Roth
With so many scientific achievements we know so little of where we came from and where we are going. But we know even less of the most important discovery of all – Love. Only love can accept our differences as we journey through life. And only love can allow space for our growth.
Akiane Kramarik
A poem’s essential discovery can happen at a single sitting. The cascade of discoveries in an essay, or even finding a question worth exploring in one, seems to need roughly the time it takes to plant and harvest a crop of bush beans.
Jane Hirshfield
When you get to know a lot of people, you make a great discovery. You find that no one group has a monopoly on looks, brains, goodness or anything else. It takes all the people – black and white, Catholic, Jewish and Protestant, recent immigrants and Mayflower descendants – to make up America.
Judy Garland
You don’t have to meditate. You don’t have to practice self-discovery and Buddhism. You should only practice self-discovery if you really have had it with the human world.
Frederick Lenz
The urge to discover, to invent, to know the unknown, seems so deeply human that we cannot imagine our history without it.
Alan Lightman
Every door is another passage, another boundary we have to go beyond.
The world is our school for spiritual discovery.
Paul Brunton
Give me but a firm spot on which to stand, and I shall move the earth.
Participants in dance, both dancers and viewers, may experience catharsis and develop a sense of mastery or self-discovery.
Judith Lynne Hanna
The enthusiasm around carbon capture and sequestration was probably greater before the shale-gas discovery and the low prices were so prevalent.
Lynn Good
apparent contradiction … is often the opportunity for new discovery in science; and it even may be said that the absence of apparent contradiction is due to our want of perception, since our knowledge of laws and causes is so small compared to their total sum.
Margaret Benson
A good means to discovery is to take away certain parts of a system to find out how the rest behaves.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
As the mother of a son, I do not accept that alienation from me is necessary for his discovery of himself. As a woman, I will not cooperate in demeaning womanly things so that he can be proud to be a man. I like to think the women in my son’s future are counting on me.
Letty Cottin Pogrebin
But I owe it to the subject to say, that it has long afforded me what philosophy is so often thought, and made, barren of – the fun of discovery, the pleasures of co-operation, and the satisfaction of reaching agreement.
J. L. Austin
Today’s patience can transform yesterday’s discouragements into tomorrow’s discoveries. Today’s purposes can turn yesterday’s defeats into tomorrow’s determination.
William Arthur Ward
Most new discoveries are suddenly-seen things that were always there.
Susanne Katherina Langer
You have to ask yourself the question ‘Who am I?’ This investigation will lead in the end to the discovery of something within you which is behind the mind. Solve that great problem and you will solve all other problems.
Ramana Maharshi
It’s important to respect and exhaustively study the masters of music, but as you grow and develop it’s important to use their discoveries, not as a final destination but as a catalyst for your original ideas.
Carl Orr
Great historians can make the discovery of the real story more exciting than the romantic myth. Stacy Schiff, a great historian as well as a wonderful writer, peels away the layers to reveal the true Cleopatraa much more interesting woman than the Hollywood version and, as it turns out, a formidable queen after all.
Evan Thomas
Revival occurs as a group of people who, on the whole, think they already know the gospel discover they do not really or fully know it, and by embracing the gospel they cross over into living faith.
Timothy Keller
The discovery of heroes is rarely linear or obvious. They usually sneak up on you.
Nina Easton
In the 1970s, what I, as a young foreign student studying in the United States, found most dynamic, exciting and impressive about this country is what much of the world continues to value most about the U.S. today: its open intellectual culture, its great universities, its capacity for discovery and innovation.
Ahmed Zewail
Our life’s journey of self-discovery is not a straight-line rise from one level of consciousness to another. Instead, it is a series of steep climbs and flat plateaus, then further climbs. Even though we all approach the journey from different directions, certain of the journey’s characteristics are common to all of us.
Stuart Wilde
While many conclusions are drawn… the process of asking questions is more important than the answers… an ongoing process of discovery.
John Paul Caponigro
Discovery Channel’s ‘Planet Healers’ will provide a look into how businesses can exist for more than just making profits, how they can help create a better and sustainable future.
Jim Sarbh
[Working with Meryl Streep] I just felt like I was shaving years off my discovery as an actress to realize, “Okay, that’s what this feels like.”
Anne Hathaway
The element of discovery is very important. I don’t repeat myself well. I want and need that stimulus of walking forward from one new world to another.
Margaret Bourke-White
To see the world for a moment as something rich and strange is the private reward of many a discovery.
Edward Mills Purcell
The thrill of acting is the discovery part, so it all changes, but it has to change in a way that fits what is written. You can’t just wander off and get interested in your own tangent.
William Hurt
Observation is the generative act in scientific discovery. For all its aberrations, the evidence of the senses is essentially to be relied upon provided we observe nature as a child does, without prejudices and preconceptions, but with that clear and candid vision which adults lose and scientists must strive to regain.
Peter Medawar
The secret of all those who make discoveries is that they regard nothing as impossible.
Justus von Liebig
Photographic fantasy: more agile and faster in discoveries than murky subconscious processes!
Salvador Dali
The fall [of your soul] from perfection into duality…was naturally followed by the discovery of the duality of good and evil…This is the Biblical version of a myth known to many lands.
Joseph Campbell
Travel is the discovery of truth; an affirmation of the promise that human kind is far more beautiful than it is flawed. With each trip comes a new optimism that where there is despair and hardship, there are ideas and people just waiting to be energized, to be empowered, to make a difference for good.
Dan Thompson
FINANCE, n. The art or science of managing revenues and resources for the best advantage of the manager. The pronunciation of this word with the i long and the accent on the first syllable is one of America’s most precious discoveries and possessions.
Ambrose Bierce
Strong communities … embrace change. New discoveries require us to think differently and approach things differently, to think anew.
Tom Vilsack
There is probably nothing more sublime than discontent transmuted into a work of art, a scientific discovery, and so on.
Eric Hoffer
Nurse, it was I who discovered that leeches have red blood.[]On his deathbed when the nurse came to apply leeches
Georges Cuvier
The dark cloud, which had been cleared by the Phoenician discoveries, and finally dispelled by the arms of Caesar, again settled on the shores of the Atlantic, and a Roman province [Britain] was again lost among the fabulous Islands of the Ocean.
Edward Gibbon
The public conviction that a railroad linking the West and the East was an absolute necessity became so pronounced after the gold discoveries of ’49 that Congress passed an act in 1853 providing for a survey of several lines from the Mississippi to the Pacific.
John Moody
One good thing about television is that you have a lot of people with money who have real good cameras going around to all these countries. You haven’t been there? Great. Turn on The History Channel or The Discovery Channel. So, we’re lucky in that way.
Grace Slick
It is a mortifying truth, and ought to teach the wisest of us humility, that many of the most valuable discoveries have been the result of chance rather than of contemplation, and of accident rather than of design.
Charles Caleb Colton
In an age of explosive development in the realm of medical technology, it is unnerving to find that the discoveries of Salk, Sabin, and even Pasteur remain irrelevant to much of humanity.
Paul Farmer
Meditation means conscious self-expansion. Meditation means one’s conscious awareness of the transcendental Reality. Meditation means the recognition or the discovery of one’s own true self. It is through meditation that we transcend limitation, bondage and imperfection.
Sri Chinmoy
It means that we should celebrate today’s failure because it is a clear sign that our voyage of discovery is not yet over.
Jacqueline Kelly
The discovery of the Quantized Hall Effect (QHE) was the result of systematic measurements on silicon field effect transistors – the most important device in microelectronics.
Klaus von Klitzing
After the discovery in 1918 of love letters revealing that Franklin was involved with Lucy Mercer: The bottom dropped out of my own particular world, I faced myself, my surroundings, my world, honestly for the first time.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Baffling late-life discovery: Golfers wear those awful clothes on purpose.
Herb Caen
My fellow citizens, the American Presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery.
Sarah Palin
Lyon is unusual and seems to be exceptionally incompetent at publicising itself. In fact, it doesn’t want visitors. It fears discovery.
Bill Buford
The propensity to swindle grows parallel with the propensity to speculate during a boom the implosion of an asset price bubble always leads to the discovery of frauds and swindles
Charles P. Kindleberger
There is an undeniable exhilaration in moment of even the smallest discovery
Graham Moore
You have to act and this is something that happened in abstract expressionism too, it was a discovery particularly in De Kooning’s paintings, great paintings. There’s a lot of speed in his work and the speed produces things that only speed can produce.
Michael Snow
Auctions create greater price discovery and liquidity, resulting in a very meaningful final auction price. If you were building a securities exchange today, an auction would be a core feature.
Tyler Winklevoss
A book should contain pure discoveries, glimpses of terra firma, though by shipwrecked mariners, and not the art of navigation by those who have never been out of sight of land.
Henry David Thoreau
One must credit an hypothesis with all that has had to be discovered in order to demolish it.
Jean Rostand
The University of Cambridge, in accordance with that law of its evolution, by which, while maintaining the strictest continuity between the successive phases of its history, it adapts itself with more or less promptness to the requirements of the times, has lately instituted a course of Experimental Physics.
James Clerk Maxwell
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Nelson Mandela
During the decade following the discovery of the double-helical structure of DNA, the problem of translation – namely, how genetic information is used to synthesize proteins – was a central topic in molecular biology.
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever. It implies a discovery of weakness, which we are more careful to conceal than a crime. Many a man will confess his crimes to a friend; but I never knew a man that would tell his silly weaknesses to his most intimate one.
Lord Chesterfield
Neither man nor woman can be worth anything until they have discovered that they are fools. The sooner the discovery is made the better, as there is more time and power for taking advantage of it.
William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
A true scientist is bored by knowledge; it is the assault on ignorance that motivates him – the mysteries that previous discoveries have revealed.
Matt Ridley
The ragamuffin who sees his life as a voyage of discovery and runs the risk of failure has a better feel for faithfulness than the timid man who hides behind the law and never finds out who he is at all.
Brennan Manning
There is really no practical help that one can offer: it is a matter of self-discovery, of one’s own conviction, or working with one’s own work; your style is what seems natural to you. It is a long process of discovery, one that never ends. I am working at it, and will be as long as I live.
Truman Capote
What do I believe? It has been a long journey of discovery. There have been hesitations and errors along the way, and no doubt will be more, because I am still learning, both about myself and about life.
Anne Perry
Communion was born out of shared frustration in 2006. We felt that although the likes of MySpace and YouTube opened up the playing field for songwriters online, people’s discovery of these new artists was only skin deep.
Ben Lovett
I believe that nothing should be taboo – no theory or prejudice should close one’s mind to a discovery.
Henry Moore
Both the grand and the intimate aspects of nature can be revealed in the expressive photograph. Both can stir enduring affirmations and discoveries, and can surely help the spectator in his search for identification with the vast world of natural beauty and wonder surrounding him.
Ansel Adams
Drug discovery is terribly expensive, just to find out how one drug could or could not work and all its side effects.
Henry Markram
If there’s a seminal discovery in oncology in the last 20 years, it’s that idea that cancer genes are often mutated versions of normal genes.
Siddhartha Mukherjee
An alleged scientific discovery has no merit unless it can be explained to a barmaid.
Ernest Rutherford
Wonder was the motive that led people to philosophy … wonder is a kind of desire in knowledge. It is the cause of delight because it carries with it the hope of discovery.
Thomas Aquinas
Possession of a program with unique analytic capabilities puts a scientist in as much of a priveleged position to make new discoveries as the possession of a powerful telescope.
Heinz Pagels
The politician who never made a mistake never made a decision.
John Major
Without a constant misuse of language there cannot be any discovery, any progress
Paul Feyerabend
Since the discovery of printing, knowledge has been called to power, and power has been used to make knowledge a slave.
Napoleon Bonaparte
We start out as pretty creative beings… Children let their imaginations take them to place they’ve never seen and do things that seem impossible. We encourage it as fun and playtime, but we should celebrate it as the potential for great discovery and accomplishment.
Harvey Mackay
All discoveries in art and science result from an accumulation of errors.
Marshall McLuhan
Those who do not know the torment of the unknown cannot have the joy of discovery.
Claude Bernard
Humanity’s greatest advances are not in its discoveries – but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity. Whether through democracy, strong public education, quality health care, or broad economic opportunity – reducing inequity is the highest human achievement.
Bill Gates
I love being onstage. I love the relationship with the audience. I love the letting go, the sense of discovery, the improvising.
Stephen Colbert
I was born in Kodiak, and I was raised in a place called Dutch Harbor out on the Aleutian Islands. There’s a show called the ‘Deadliest Catch’ on the Discovery Channel. And they film it on Dutch Harbor where I grew up.
Darby Stanchfield
If there is one ‘scientific’ discovery I am proud of, it is the discovery of the habit of writing without publication in mind.
Edsger Dijkstra
Without free speech no search for Truth is possible; without free speech no discovery of Truth is useful.
Charles Bradlaugh
It happens to be a matter of record that I was first in print with the discovery that the tastelessness of the food offered in American clubs varies in direct proportion to the exclusiveness of the club.
Calvin Trillin
Behind discovery is delivery.
Ronald M. Shaich
Every bit of theorizing I’ve ever done, including my interest in Berg, has come as a consequence of discoveries I made as a composer and interests that I developed as a composer. I never thought of my theory as being a kind of irrelevant activity to my composing.
George Perle
It feels great to discover a planet, just like any discovery in science, except that it has more of the feel of exploration – you can go back and look at it. However, I can never visit.
Dimitar Sasselov
The better educated we are and the more acquired information we have, the better prepared shall we find our minds for making great and fruitful discoveries.
Claude Bernard
All we discover has been with us since the sun began to roll; and much we discover, is not worth the discovering.
Herman Melville
The discovery of a new dish confers more happiness on humanity, than the discovery of a new star.
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
The ‘Mythbusters’ crew, we monitor the Discovery boards, we look for the new ideas that are being forwarded on those boards, and we keep track of what’s going on, we keep updated.
Adam Savage
In the age of revolution it is not knowledge that produces new wealth, but insight – insight into opportunities for discontinuous innovation. Discovery is the journey; insight is the destination. You must become your own seer.
Gary Hamel
I thought I pretty much knew Johnny Cash’s life. But one of my personal discoveries was how little we know about any of these people.
Robert Hilburn
You know, I’ve learned that sometimes you can only see what you want to see by changing where you stand. And standing somewhere unexpected can lead to unexpected discoveries.
Lisa Mangum
The realization that life is absurd and cannot be an end, but only a beginning. This is a truth nearly all great minds have taken as their starting point. It is not this discovery that is interesting, but theconsequences and rules of action drawn from it.
Albert Camus
Milan, for me, is a city of discovery. You can find some amazing gardens behind some great houses; I also love finding beautiful galleries and incredible shops, but you have to explore. And the food is amazing.
Francisco Costa
This idea that things are designed to go back to nature or industry for ever which is our articulation of these two metabolisms are actually a discovery not an invention.
William McDonough
It is of no use to discover our own faults and infirmities unless the discovery prompts up to amendment.
John Quincy Adams
There is no logical staircase running from the physics of 10-28 cm. to the physics of 1028 light-years.
Norwood Russell Hanson
For me, the kitchen is the most special room in the house. It’s a place for adventure – not drudgery, but discovery, sharing and showing off with friends, trying new ideas.
Ted Allen
My number-one recommendation is to invest in people. Humans that are well trained are the inputs into this discovery process. And there’s big opportunities still, I think, to do a better job of investing in people.
Paul Romer
The essence of boredom is to be found in the obsessive search for novelty. Satisfaction lies in mindful repetition, the discovery of endless richness in subtle variations on familiar themes.
George Leonard
I was watching Discovery Channel the other day, and you know that they have come up with a new theory about how dinosaurs was wiped out? It was a midturn election.
Jay Leno
If others would but reflect on mathematical truths as deeply and as continuously as I have, they would make my discoveries.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
The greatest explorer on this earth never takes voyages as long as those of the man who descends to the depth of his heart.
Julien Green
For me art is a continuous discovery into reality, an exploration of visual data which has been going on for centuries, each artist contributing to the next generation’s advancement. I wanted to go a step further and extend the boundaries.
Audrey Flack
(The discovery of penicillin) was a triumph of accident, a fortunate occurrence which happened while I was working on a purely academic bacteriological problem.
Alexander Fleming
Art and morality are, with certain provisos…one. Their essence is the same. The essence of both of them is love. Love is the perception of individuals. Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real. Love, and so art and morals, is the discovery of reality.
Iris Murdoch
What do these so-called artists mean when they preach the discovery of the’new’? Is there anything new? Everything has been done, everything has been discovered.
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
I envy those writers who outline their novels, who know where they’re going. But I find writing is a process of discovery.
Jay McInerney
I like to do things that are new, where I feel the sense of discovery.
David Rees
The wisdom of all religions has to be respected. The discoveries of science are also essential for our time and the future.
Thomas Keating
The Hubble Law is one of the great discoveries in science; it is one of the main supports of the scientific story of Genesis.
Robert Jastrow
One of the most startling discoveries of my life was the realization that the Jesus that I love, the Jesus who died for me on Calvary, that Jesus, is waiting, mystically and wonderfully, in every person I meet. I find Jesus everywhere.
Tony Campolo
That’s always the way when you discover something new; everyone thinks you’re crazy.
Evelyn E. Smith
Many of the world’s greatest discoveries have been by accident. I mean, look at the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, or Botox.
Tina Fey
My early films were about self discovery, and films of internal conflict. At that level, they were very personal.
Ira Sachs
There’s something touching about a kid who’s reading a book that’s printed on actual paper. I think that anything that kids start reading, within reason, can lead to other discoveries.
Josh Radnor
We are not more ingenious in searching out bad motives for good actions when performed by others, than good motives for bad actions when performed by ourselves.
Charles Caleb Colton
There is no better high than discovery.
E. O. Wilson
He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.
M. C. Escher
There is no discovery without risk and what you risk reveals what you value.
Jeanette Winterson
Well, it wasn’t a holiday, but I had expected to do some sightseeing when I went to Haiti to film a series called ‘True Horror’ for Discovery. Before I arrived, our film crew were kidnapped and held at knifepoint.
Anthony Head
People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.
Saint Augustine
Whenever I found out anything remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper, so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof.
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
It is one of the strange discoveries a man can make that life, however you lead it, contains moments of exhilaration; there are always comparisons which can be made with worse times: even in danger and misery the pendulum swings.
Graham Greene
There is no such thing as living alone, for all living is relationship; but to live without direct relationship demands high intelligence, a swifter and greater awareness for self-discovery.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Genius is gifted with a vitality which is expended in the enrichment of life through the discovery of new worlds of feeling.
Hans Hofmann
A scientifically unimportant discovery is one which, however true and however interesting for other reasons, has no consequences for a system of theory with which scientists in that field are concerned.
Talcott Parsons
What is attained by a developed thinking is not visions but spiritual sight of realities; what is attained by a developed will is not ordinary soul-experiences but the discovery of a consciousness different from the ordinary.
Rudolf Steiner
I would not give my rotating field discovery for a thousand inventions, however valuable… A thousand years hence, the telephone and the motion picture camera may be obsolete, but the principle of the rotating magnetic field will remain a vital, living thing for all time to come.
Nikola Tesla
I found myself both touched and irritated by the discovery that she was vulnerable.
Francoise Sagan
I do love that discovery of when you’re trying to figure out how to make something work, and it happens in a way that you didn’t predict.
Lynne Rae Perkins
Progress depends on our brain. The most important part of our brain, that which is neocortical, must be used to help others and not just to make discoveries.
Rita Levi-Montalcini
The discovery that it is in our power to change our lives by the thoughts we think is the first step toward spiritual mastery.
Alice Hegan Rice
They who are not induced to believe and live as they ought by those discoveries which God hath made in Scriptures would stand out against any evidence whatever, even that of a messenger sent express from the other world.
Francis Atterbury
We tend to think things are new because we’ve just discovered them.
Madeleine L’Engle
You learn eventually that, while there are no villains, there are no heroes either. And until you make the final discovery that there are only human beings, who are therefore all the more fascinating, you are liable to miss something.
Paul Gallico
Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
[A]ll knowledge is one. When a light brightens and illuminates a corner of a room, it adds to the general illumination of the entire room. Over and over again, scientific discoveries have provided answers to problems that had no apparent connection with the phenomena that gave rise to the discovery.
Isaac Asimov
I am awaiting the day when people remember the fact that discovery does not work by deciding what you want and then discovering it.
David Mermin
FCU’s PLS discovery has quickly become one of the most exciting stories in the uranium sector.
David Talbot
The news of the discovery spread fast all over the country, and inquisitive enquiries mingled with congratulations from this moment became the daily programme.
Howard Carter
I think all poets must feel this: that there is constantly something new to be discovered in the language. It’s like a thrilling encounter, and you can find things.
Carol Ann Duffy
The paradox is now fully established that the utmost abstractions are the true weapons with which to control our thought of concrete fact.
Alfred North Whitehead
So much of making movies is about discovery on the day, what you’re figuring out. If you know everything going in, then it’s not worth doing – it’s already done.
Brad Pitt
I’m 100% proud of the TV work I achieved. The work I did on shows on insects and Great White sharks… stuff that’s in school curriculums in England. Now they are showing up on Discovery Channel.
John Lydon
The final discovery is the discovery of knowledge.
Kedar Joshi
There is a mystery within all beings bursting to reveal itself, in the ones who become quiet enough to discover it. In this discovery a benevolent force shines spontaneously from your presence towards all beings, and this light cannot help but illuminate the world.
One might almost say that the history of geographical discovery, properly so called, begins with Captain Cook, the motive of whose voyages was purely scientific curiosity.
Joseph Jacobs
Ultimately, writing is about trusting your own mind. It is an act of discovery.
Natalie Goldberg
In Zen, and in other forms of self discovery, we do have a transference that occurs where psychically, information, blocks of attention, are transferred to the student.
Frederick Lenz
Inquiry is fatal to certainty.
Will Durant
Without being aware, I think I was being indoctrinated into what was called Vitalism, the idea that what makes life worth living, the good life, consists of accepting challenges, solving problems, discovery, personal growth, personal change.
Edmund Phelps
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
Douglas Adams
It is chiefly upon the lay citizen, informed about science but not its practitioner, that the country must depend in determining the use to which science is put, in resolving the many public policy questions that scientific discoveries constantly force upon us.
David Lilienthal
If we persist in our restless desire to know everything about the universe and ourselves, then we must not be afraid of what the artist brings back from his voyage of discovery.
Herbert Read
I don’t think I would have been a writer if I hadn’t been a mother. I wanted to construct something that contained some of these feelings that I had, some of these discoveries or revelations.
Carol Shields
What I like about writing a stand alone novel is you’re starting with a fresh world and fresh characters. Part of what I love about writing is that journey of discovery where it’s all new to me as well.
Michael Koryta
You cannot really conceive of how insulting it is to Native Americans to be told they were discovered.
Ivan van Sertima
Gail Sheehy tells us that “the delights of self-discovery are always available.” All Fools’ Day is the perfect day to engrave this wisdom in our hearts.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
In every man’s heart there is anchored a little schooner.
Henry Miller
The essential discovery of maturity has little if anything to do with information about the names, the locations, and the sequence of facts; it is the acquiring of a different sense of life, a different kind of intuition about the nature of things.
Walter Lippmann
When I write, I make discoveries about my feelings.
Gail Carson Levine
Harebrained schemes often lead to great discoveries.
Barbara Corcoran
Everyone’s opened a drawer and been startled by the unexpected discovery of an old mobile phone that now resembles an outsized pantomime prop. To think you used to be impressed by this clunky breezeblock. You were like a caveman gawping at a yo-yo.
Charlie Brooker
When two seemingly disparate elements are imaginatively poised put in apposition in new and unique ways, startling discoveries often result.
Marshall McLuhan
Mathematical discoveries, small or great are never born of spontaneous generation.
Henri Poincare
The discovery of HIV in 1983 and the proof that it was the cause of AIDS in 1984 were the first major scientific breakthroughs that provided a specific target for blood-screening tests and opened the doorway to the development of antiretroviral medications.
Anthony Fauci
People want leadership, Mr. President, and in the absence of genuine leadership, they’ll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone. They want leadership. They’re so thirsty for it they’ll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there’s no water, they’ll drink the sand.
Michael J. Fox
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
Marianne Williamson
She had a sadness that was so deep, but it still could turn to light in a second, and when I saw her smile I wondered what it would be like to make her smile. I thought… I thought it would be like the discovery of smiling.
Laini Taylor
The discoveries which we make abroad are special and particular; those which we make at home are general and significant. The further off, the nearer the surface. The nearer home, the deeper.
Henry David Thoreau
Many are convinced, who are not truly enlightened; are afraid of the consequences of sin, though they never saw its evil; have a seeming desire of salvation, which is not founded upon a truly spiritual discovery of their own wretchedness, and the excellency of Jesus.
John Newton
The poetic beauty of Davy’s mind never seems to have left him. To that circumstance I would ascribe the distinguishing feature in his character, and in his discoveries,-a vivid imagination sketching out new tracts in regions unexplored, for the judgement to select those leading to the recesses of abstract truth.
Davies Gilbert
My experience of ships is that on them one makes an interesting discovery about the world. One finds one can do without it completely.
Malcolm Bradbury
We are the number one economy in the world, and we ought to continue to pursue those kinds of policies that ensure that we maintain that position, like innovation and like technology and like education and like just research and development and discovery.
Donald Evans
Erwin Schrodinger has explained how he and his fellow physicists had agreed that they would report their new discoveries and experiments in quantum physics in the language of Newtonian physics. That is, they agreed to discuss and report the non-visual, electronic world in the language of the visual world of Newton.
Marshall McLuhan
To me, the most exciting thing about the discovery of the Higgs particle is that its existence was predicted fifty years before its discovery through experiment.
Ashoke Sen
If one sees the personality not as an apparatus that is essentially constructed by the time childhood is over, but as always in its essence developing, then life at 25 or 30 or at the gateway to middle age will stimulate its own intrigue, surprise, and exhilaration of discovery.
Erik Erikson
Competition is like experimentation in science, a discovery process, and it must rely on the self interest of producers, it must allow them to use their knowledge for their purposes, because nobody else possesses the information
Friedrich August von Hayek
Mistakes are doorways to discovery.
Sam Horn
He who recites dramatic works makes discoveries about his own character.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen, and thinking what nobody has thought.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
The Western is as American as a film can get – there’s the discovery of a frontier, the element of a showdown, revenge, and determining the best gunman. There’s a certain masculinity to the Western that really appealed to me, and I’ve always wanted to do a Western in Hollywood.
Kim Jee-woon
All genuine learning is active, not passive. It involves the use of the mind, not just the memory. It is a process of discovery, in which the student is the main agent, not the teacher.
Mortimer Adler
This world of sense, built by the imagination–how fair and foul it is! Like a fairy island in the sea of life, it smiles in sunlight and sleeps in green, known of the world not by communion of knowledge, but by personal, secret discovery!
J. G. Holland
I think that the discovery of antimatter was perhaps the biggest jump of all the big jumps in physics in our century.
Werner Heisenberg
One of the most freeing discoveries these past few years in my relationship with God is discovering that God is not a belief system or a fixed set of theological propositions.
Jim Palmer
The difficult part of the process is the long exploration and discovery of your own soul and living with the results.
Mike Svob
The book of nature is a fine and large piece of tapestry rolled up, which we are not able to see all at once, but must be content to wait for the discovery of its beauty, and symmetry, little by little, as it graduallly comes to be more and more unfolded, or displayed.
Robert Boyle
War is hell, but that’s not the half of it, because war is also mystery and terror and adventure and courage and discovery and holiness and pity and despair and longing and love. War is nasty; war is fun. War is thrilling; war is drudgery. War makes you a man; war makes you dead.
Tim O’Brien
Often, one discovery leads to interest in another. After the Dauphin’s heart had undergone DNA testing and was placed in the crypt at St. Denis, I think people wanted some closure to the story about the fate of the royal couple’s only child who survived the gruesome Temple Prison. I know I did.
Susan Nagel
The scientist finds his reward in what Henri Poincare calls the joy of comprehension, and not in the possibility of application to which any discovery may lead.
Albert Einstein
One of the advantages of being disorganized is the joy of discovery.
A. A. Milne
Whatever the style is, I want to have a sense that the writer is thinking, and really trying to get at something, and that there’s a sense of discovery as the writing goes along.
Lynne Tillman
We think of Pinterest as a visual bookmarking tool for saving and discovering creative ideas, and that discovery part is a really a core part of what we work on every day.
Evan Sharp
I love to create interesting textures with language. You can do it as long as it seems like a discovery.
Robert Morgan
A GREAT discovery solves a great problem but there is a grain of discovery in any problem.
George Polya
Science is not a collection of facts; it is a process of discovery.
Robert Zubrin
Let proportion be found not only in numbers and measures, but also in sounds, weights, times, and positions, and what ever force there is.
Leonardo da Vinci
Discovery is always rape of the natural world. Always.
Michael Crichton
In Philadelphia, I inadvertently came upon an edition of Robert Ingersoll’s Essays and Lectures. This was an exciting discovery; his atheism confirmed my own belief that the horrific cruelty of the Old Testament was degrading to the human spirit.
Charlie Chaplin
Just as light brightens darkness, discovering inner fulfillment can eliminate any disorder or discomfort. This is truly the key to creating balance and harmony in everything you do
Deepak Chopra
and we must learn to accommodate ourselves to the discovery that some of those cunningly-fashioned instruments called human souls have only a very limited range of music, and will not vibrate in the least under a touch that fills others with tremulous rapture or quivering agony.
George Eliot
The mind can proceed only so far upon what it knows and can prove. There comes a point where the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge, but can never prove how it got there. All great discoveries have involved such a leap
Albert Einstein
[Government’s] great contribution to human wisdom…is the discovery that the taxpayer has more than one pocket.
H. L. Mencken
Only puny secrets need protection. Big discoveries are protected by public incredulity.
Marshall McLuhan
Every new discovery is assumed at once into the sum total of knowledge, and with that ceases in a sense to be a discovery; it dissolves into the whole and disappears, and one must have a trained scientific eye even to recognize it after that.
Franz Kafka
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
Douglas Adams
Art is a great means of self-discovery. One of the things that appealed to me in the beginning was that it was a great way to get girlfriends.
Malcolm Morley
When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods.
Leon Battista Alberti
Once I thought to write a history of the immigrants in America. Then I discovered that the immigrants were American history.
Oscar Handlin
Truth is something that we can attempt to doubt, and then perhaps, after much exertion, discover that part of the doubt is not justified.
Niels Bohr
The settlement of America had its origins in the unsettlement of Europe. America came into existence when the European was already so distant from the ancient ideas and ways of his birthplace that the whole span of the Atlantic did not widen the gulf.
Lewis Mumford
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Jean de La Fontaine
Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later.
Tom Wolfe
I mean, how would anyone learn anything if they weren’t curious? How would scientists make discoveries? — We all have the right to be different, don’t we?
Annette Curtis Klause
The nineteenth century was completely lacking in logic, it had cosmic terms and hopes, and aspirations, and discoveries, and ideals but it had no logic.
Gertrude Stein
If you want to be a photographer, first leave home
Steve McCurry
One of the things I sort of dreamt about awhile ago is that if Einstein were still alive, it would be absolutely wonderful to go to him and tell him about the discovery, and he would have been very pleased, I’m sure of that.
Rainer Weiss
The capacity for fear and for happiness are the same, the unrestricted openness to experience amounting to self-abandonment in which the vanquished rediscovers himself.
Theodor Adorno
I did some rescue work for Hurricane Katrina victims with a group of rescue people called Best Friends Society, who have a show on Discovery now called ‘Dogtown.’
It is impossible to overstate the imporance of problems in mathematics. It is by means of problems that mathematics develops and actually lifts itself by its own bootstraps… Every new discovery in mathematics, results from an attempt to solve some problem.
Howard Whitley Eves
The more Discovery Channel you watch, the less chance you have of ever meeting a woman. Because it fills your head with odd facts that can come out at any moment. “Hello. Did you know Hitler was ticklish? That sea otters have four nipples? Wait – don’t run away!”
Dave Attell
Perhaps what makes friendship and love exciting is the continuing discovery of another personality.
Gladys Taber
We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character.
Henry David Thoreau
I do think that there is an innocence to people who are searching for things. It’s a beautiful thing when you leave yourself vulnerable to discover anything and everything.
Kate Hudson
I am Salman’s discovery and I have no problems when people say that. Whatever I am today is because of him. I feel very proud that I am associated with him.
Zareen Khan
The amount of scientific information we’ve discovered in the last twenty years is more than all the discoveries up to that point, from the beginning of language.
Daniel Levitin
Discovery begins by finding the discoverer.
George Iles
Eureka! (I have found it!).
There is a tremendous relief in knowing that {God’s} love to me is utterly realistic, based at every point on prior knowledge of the worst about me, so that no discovery now can disillusion Him about me, in the way I am so often disillusioned about myself, and quench His determination to bless me.
J. I. Packer
In the Year 2000 the discovery of extraterrestrial life will create a revolution in science, art, and pornography.
Conan O’Brien
Too often, researchers on the cusp of a new discovery are held back by needless red tape and paperwork, meaning their innovative work cannot be capitalised on.
Alok Sharma
Columbus real achievement was managing to cross the ocean successfully in both directions. Though an accomplished enough mariner, he was not terribly good at a great deal else, especially geography, the skill that would seem most vital in an explorer.
Bill Bryson
Cubism did not accept the logical consequences of its own discoveries; it was not developing abstraction towards its own goal, the expression of pure reality.
Piet Mondrian
As regards intellectual work it remains a fact, indeed, that great decisions in the realm of thought and momentous discoveries and solutions of problems are only possible to an individual, working in solitude.
Sigmund Freud
I love children because that’s a part of my life that was so happy, and I like to remember back to those days where everything is a discovery, and the world is so fresh.
Jan Brett
In the press grandstand where I watched Discovery rise against the cloudless sky, the media hit the abort button on cynicism. The Earth shook to the sounds of man, three miles away. The candle lit. . . only someone stripped of awe can leave a launch untouched.
Jonathan Alter
The discovery that I soon made that the guinea pig was also susceptible to infection made it possible for me, from the third year on, to preserve the virus on this animal.
Charles Jules Henry Nicole
The very first discovery of beauty strikes the mind with an inward joy, and spreads a cheerfulness and delight through all its faculties.
Joseph Addison
Having come to realize in the first stage of meditation that we are not our bodies, in the second stage we make an even more astounding discovery; we are not our minds either.
Eknath Easwaran
The scientific and technological discoveries that have made war so infinitely more terrible for us are part of the same process that has knit us all so much more closely together.
Lester B. Pearson
All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
Galileo Galilei
When adults first become conscious of something new, they usually either attack or try to escape from it … Attack includes such mild forms as ridicule, and escape includes merely putting out of mind.
William Ian Beardmore Beveridge
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Oscar Wilde
There is a legend that when God was equipping man for his long life journey of exploration, the attendant good angel was about to add the gift of contentment and complete satisfaction. The Creator stayed his hand and said, ‘No, if you bestow that upon him you will rob him forever of all joy of self-discovery.’
Orison Swett Marden
Marrying Martin and the movement perfected my journey of discovery, soothed my yearning to pour out the values and vision within my soul.
Coretta Scott King
Barack Obama’s discovering what a nightmare dealing with hostage problems is – a discovery previously made by Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, i don’t see a lot of room for change in American policy.
Bruce Riedel
God gave them [the discoveries] to me; how can I sell them to someone else?
George Washington Carver
If I had a plot that was all set in advance, why would I want go through the agony of writing the novel? A novel is a kind of exploration and discovery, for me at any rate.
Chaim Potok
I am very interested in the enlightenment of women. Very few teachers of advanced self discovery work with women, and if they do it’s usually in a very second handed way. They treat women as second class citizens.
Frederick Lenz
I was as secretive – indeed, as furtive – as any conspirator. Discovery, we knew, simply must not happen, or else all our time and effort would be wasted. If it were to be exposed that our particular group had got together and written a banking bill, that bill would have no chance whatever of passage by Congress.
Frank A. Vanderlip
But my strength was in singing and songwriting, which was a new discovery for me when I was 18. And I decided if I pursued songwriting, which is what was closest to my heart, then there would be no competition. I would just live my life being myself and living my dream.
Jason Mraz
In 1903, I finished my doctor’s thesis and obtained the degree. At the end of the same year, the Nobel prize was awarded jointly to Becquerel, my husband and me for the discovery of radioactivity and new radioactive elements.
Marie Curie
Before the discovery of quantum mechanics, the framework of physics was this: If you tell me how things are now, I can then use the laws of physics to calculate, and hence predict, how things will be later.
Brian Greene
I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking
Albert Einstein
I made a startling discovery. Time spent writing = output of work. Amazing.
Ann Patchett
Gold and silver are no doubt subject to fluctuations, from the discovery of new and more abundant mines; but such discoveries are rare, and their effects, though powerful, are limited to periods of comparatively short duration.
David Ricardo
The main goal of divine Providence in [allowing] the discovery of these tribes and lands . . . is . . . the conversion and well-being of souls, and to this goal everything temporal must necessarily be subordinated and directed.
Bartolome de las Casas
Anything that’s on Discovery or Nat Geo, I’m pretty much watching it.
Brian Urlacher
All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.
James Thurber
You discover how confounding the world is when you try to draw it. You look at a car, and you try to see its car-ness, and you’re like an immigrant to your own world. You don’t have to travel to encounter weirdness. You wake up to it.
Shaun Tan
Galileo probably would have escaped persecution if his discoveries could have been disproved.
Richard Whately
The pen is an instrument of discovery rather than just a recording implement. If you write a letter of resignation or something with an agenda, you’re simply using a pen to record what you have thought out.
Billy Collins
I also discovered the only complete Brontosaurus skull.
Robert T. Bakker
It is wisdom to know others. It is enlightenment to know oneself.
Part of what compels me to write day after day, chapter after chapter, is the discovery process, seeing the characters evolve as I get deeper and deeper into the story.
Jillian Medoff
The privilege I’ve had as a curator is not just the discovery of new works… but what I’ve discovered about myself and what I can offer in the space of an exhibition – to talk about beauty, to talk about power, to talk about ourselves, and to talk and speak to each other.
Thelma Golden
The more one observes, the more clearly does he see that it is in the soil of pure science that are found the origins of all our modern industry and commerce. In fact,our civilization is wholly built upon our scientific discoveries.
Herbert Hoover
Almost any illiquid asset today lends itself well to moving onto the blockchain and becoming tokenized. It will create a deeper market with improved price discovery and should increase the value of those assets.
David O. Sacks
While there is no quick fix for instant, pain-free creativity, creative recovery (or discovery) is a teachable, trackable spiritual process. Each of us is complex and highly individual, yet there are common recognizable denominators to the creative recovery process.
Julia Cameron
There has been no discovery like it in the history of man. It puts into man’s hands the key to using the fundamental energy of the universe.
Frederick Soddy
If nobody said anything unless he knew what he was talking about, a ghastly hush would descend upon the earth.
A. P. Herbert
When a man talks with absolute sincerity and freedom he goes on a voyage of discovery. The whole company has shares in the enterprise.
John Jay Chapman
The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.
William James
Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries.
Milan Kundera
You can not plan to make a discovery. You do not plan innovation.
W. Edwards Deming
Seattle very much benefited from this geography where it was a town nobody had really heard of in terms of a music scene. So we had that factor of being a new discovery.
Chris Cornell
Newton’s apple and Cezanne’s apple are discoveries more closely related than they seem.
Arthur Koestler
One reason I never patent my products is that if I did it would take so much time, I would get nothing else done. But mainly I don’t want my discoveries to benefit specific favored persons.
George Washington Carver
The discovery of gold and silver in America, the extirpation, enslavement and entombment in mines of the aboriginal population, the turning of Africa into a warren for the commercial hunting of black-skins, signalised the rosy dawn of the era of capitalist production.
Karl Marx
The light that radiates from the great novels time can never dim, for human existence is perpetually being forgotten by man and thus the novelists’ discoveries, however old they may be, will never cease to astonish.
Milan Kundera
Greater even than the greatest discovery is to keep open the way to future discovery.
John Jacob Abel
Meditation is the art of transforming madness into Buddhahood. Meditation is the art of taking you beyond logic and yet keeping your sanity intact. Meditation is the greatest discovery ever made, and I don’t think there is ever going to be another discovery which can surpass meditation.
The OECD should respond directly to the specific needs of the member countries. You basically say, ‘What works?’ You don’t have to go on a discovery trip. It’s all there; you just call them, and they know. It’s like a knowledge bank.
Jose Angel Gurria
Out on the roads there is fitness and self-discovery and the persons we were destined to be.
George A. Sheehan
For us Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp is bigger than the music. It is very much an experience that brings a lot of skills and discoveries about yourself together. In that respect, it also enables you to learn that being in a band is a lot tougher than sitting around and playing guitar in your bedroom.
Rob Halford
All history teaches us that these questions that we think the pressing ones will be transmuted before they are answered, that they will be replaced by others, and that the very process of discovery will shatter the concepts that we today use to describe our puzzlement.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
To understand the limits and opportunities of algorithms in the context of artistic creation, we need to understand that the latter usually consists of three elements: discovery, production, and recommendation.
Evgeny Morozov
Sucess in life depends primarily upon three things: discovery of who you are, what you can do best, and where you are going.
Henry Clausen
One’s own self is well hidden from one’s own self; of all mines of treasure, one’s own is the last to be dug up.
Friedrich Nietzsche
There’s two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you’ve made a discovery. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you’ve made a discovery.
Enrico Fermi
Brutes by their natural instinct have produced many discoveries, whereas men by discussion and the conclusions of reason have given birth to few or none.
Francis Bacon
One of the hazards of making a major discovery early in your career is the burden of expectation, not helped in my case by becoming a wife and mother soon afterwards. I’m sure some people think it was a flash in the pan.
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
I can sit down and watch the Discovery channel and see something on nuclear submarines that gets me thinking about torpedoes and darts . Or I can see a documentary about someone preparing for a big challenge and I’ll use the same techniques. You always need to aim to get better.
Phil Taylor
Death is inevitable from the perspective that, if you’re done here on earth, you have completed what is necessary to have been done here and you are now ready to further the discovery/growth of self which occur in the dimensions – it’s time to go.
Timothy Treadwell
To produce is to draw forth, to invent is to find, to shape is to discover.
Martin Buber
The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of truth – that error and truth are simply opposite. They are nothing of the sort. What the world turns to, when it has been cured of one error, is usually simply another error, and maybe one worse than the first one.
H. L. Mencken
It is ironic that in the same year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of DNA, some would have us ban certain forms of DNA medical research. Restricting medical research has very real human consequences, measured in loss of life and tremendous suffering for patients and their families.
Michael J. Fox
Science is a philosophy of discovery. Intelligent design is a philosophy of ignorance. You cannot build a program of discovery on the assumption that nobody is smart enough to figure out the answer to a problem.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
I became very interested in the Islamic question, and thought I would try to understand it from the roots, ask very simple questions and somehow make a narrative of that discovery.
V. S. Naipaul
I am critical of modernity giving science and technology a blank check as if it were the fountain of all truth. That is not true. And I think I may have introduced a word which has now caught on quite a bit, scientism. Science is good. It simply reports a discovery.
Huston Smith
The medicines of today are based upon thousands of years of knowledge accumulated from folklore, serendipity and scientific discovery. The new medicines of tomorrow will be based on the discoveries that are being made now, arising from basic research in laboratories around the world.
John Vane
Often, in great discovery the most important thing is that a certain question is found.
Max Wertheimer
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
Henry David Thoreau
Discovery is the journey; insight is the destination.
Gary Hamel
To get to know, to discover, to publish-this is the destiny of a scientist.
Francois Arago
Art is prayer – not the vulgarized notations handed down to us in the scriptures, but a fresh vital discovery of one’s own special presence in the world.
Joseph C Zinker
To understand yourself: Is that a discovery or a creation?
Pascal Mercier
If most of us remain ignorant of ourselves, it is because self-knowledge is painful and we prefer the pleasures of illusion.
Aldous Huxley
People come to a teacher to learn self-discovery. A teacher who just wants to keep you on a string forever, the god-guru concept, a teacher like that is very abusive. Those people are actually usually taking their students energy.
Frederick Lenz
A good method of discovery is to imagine certain members of a system removed and then see how what is left would behave: for example, where would we be if iron were absent from the world: this is an old example.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
Once a discovery has been published, there is no way of un-publishing it.
Nick Bostrom
The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
John Dewey
The unexamined life is not worth living.
We had avoided discovery by the Sioux scouts, and we were confident of giving them a complete surprise.
Buffalo Bill
… the mind must be prepared for knowledge as one prepares a field for planting, and a discovery made too soon is no better than a discovery not made at all.
Louis L’Amour
It can happen to but few philosophers, and but at distant intervals, to snatch a science, like Dalton, from the chaos of indefinite combination, and binding it in the chains of number, to exalt it to rank amongst the exact. Triumphs like these are necessarily ‘few and far between.’
Charles Babbage
You are not merely the body; you are 100% Pure Being. But you must find this out for yourself. It must become your own discovery, happening in your innermost being.
Spiritual wisdom is now available to everyone, disseminated to the masses as never before in world history.
Marianne Williamson
Why, sir, there is every probability that you will soon be able to tax it!
Said to William Gladstone, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he asked about the practical worth of electricity.
Michael Faraday
The journalistic tradition so exalts novelty and flashy discovery, as reputable and newsworthy, that standard accounts for the public not only miss the usual activity of science but also, and more unfortunately, convey a false impression about what drives research.
Stephen Jay Gould
Haunted since the day its discovery was projected all over the world in 1994, I, like many others, have always wanted to see inside the Chauvet cave, site of the world’s earliest known cave art. Quite rightly, we will never go. It is closed to the public.
Simon McBurney
Self-discovery is realistic. It’s not built on ideas and philosophies. It’s what works. Philosophies are nice if you like philosophies. But self-discovery is predicated on something that really brings you into enlightened states of mind.
Frederick Lenz
The ‘Discovery’ album was quite a successful record but we didn’t tour after that.
Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
This liberating discovery enables me to proceed without any fear that I might inadvertently influence you to abandon promising careers in business, law or politics for the giddy delights of becoming a gay wizard.
J. K. Rowling
A mathematician’s work is mostly a tangle of guesswork, analogy, wishful thinking and frustration, and proof, far from being the core of discovery, is more often than not a way of making sure that our minds are not playing tricks.
Gian-Carlo Rota
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
Frank Herbert
Some mathematician said that pleasure lies not in discovering the truth but in searching for it.
Leo Tolstoy
Sixty years ago I knew everything. Now I know nothing. Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Will Durant
A lot of what I’ve written in criticism of my lust for virtue – my discovery that I’ve committed idolatry, making of the good an idol – is open to the charge of being still caught within the dialectic of idolatry. I’ve made a moral criticism of my moral consciousness. Meta-idolatry.
Susan Sontag
Ralph also took some classes in philosophy and literature and felt himself on the brink of some kind of huge discovery about himself. But it never came.
Raymond Carver
I love the unknown. I love the discovery of what will be happening and just kind of sitting back and not knowing.
Jennifer Aniston
Discovery should come as an adventure rather than as the result of a logical process of thought. Sharp, prolonged thinking is necessary that we may keep on the chosen road but it does not itself necessarily lead to discovery. The investigator must be ready and on the spot when the light comes from whatever direction.
Theobald Smith
All great discoveries…are products as much of doubt as of certainty, and the two in opposition clear the air for marvelous accidents.
Mark Helprin
Discovery is for forward lookers.
T. B. Joshua
If you’re willing to put yourself and your dreams on the line, at the very least you’ll discover an inner strength you may not have known existed.
Kurt Warner
It is the lone worker who makes the first advance in a subject: the details may be worked out by a team, but the prime idea is due to the enterprise, thought, and perception of an individual.
Alexander Fleming
The crucial discovery was made that, in order to become painting, the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself.
Andre Malraux
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Will Durant
When we think we have something to say we are usually wrong. We are fooling ourselves. Trip into discovery. Don’t write what you know, discover something new.
Marie Howe
We can always gain more depth and breadth in our work [as educators]. There are always new discoveries to be made.
Carol Ann Tomlinson
The greatest reward lies in making the discovery; recognition can add little or nothing to that.
Franz Ernst Neumann
Circumstance does not make the man. Circumstance reveals man to himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I guess the most surprising discovery was how long Gandhi remained loyal to the ideal of the British Empire, even in India.
Arthur L. Herman
Art is a discovery and development of elementary principles of nature into beautiful forms suitable for human use.
Frank Lloyd Wright
The discoveries of yesterday are the truisms of tomorrow, because we can add to our knowledge but cannot subtract from it.
Arthur Koestler
The precondition for kitsch, is the availability of a fully matured cultural tradition, whose discoveries kitsch can take advantage of for its own ends. It draws its lifeblood, so to speak, from this reservoir of accumulated experience
Clement Greenberg
Without free speech no search for truth is possible… no discovery of truth is useful.
Charles Bradlaugh
You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.
Jerry Gillies
Digital [photography] has sped up the process to a point that it’s a bit self-destructive. It is like driving by a new neighborhood without stopping for a walk. Special discoveries need time.
Mona Kuhn
The imagination is a species of knowledge, knowledge that can take the form of discovery.
Cynthia Ozick
What you need to learn are basic types of concentration, bringing more energy into your life, plugging up the holes where you lose energy, the basics of self-discovery.
Frederick Lenz
When we look at the pay of men and women who do work equal hours, two discoveries are quite astonishing: –When women and men work less than 40 hours a week, the women earn more than the men; –When men and women work more than 40, the men earn more than the women.
Warren Farrell
All bowmen are caught between heaven and earth, born to discovery, choosing to love and raise their eyes high to a future that is apparent only through the strength of their hope.
David Paul
By the time I was six, I made an important discovery that I get along much better with animals than humans.
Glenn Gould
the discoveries don’t come when you’re looking for them. They come when for some reason you’ve let go conscious control.
Madeleine L’Engle
I share my life experiences as a poet with my students. My poetic difficulties, joys, struggles and discoveries. If I read a new poem or essay or book I’m excited about, I bring it in.
Dorianne Laux
I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to the things which I have explained, but also to those which I have intentionally omitted so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery.
Rene Descartes
When we dance, the journey itself is the point, as when we play music the playing itself is the point. And exactly the same thing is true in meditation. Meditation is the discovery that the point of life is always arrived at in the immediate moment.
Alan Watts
Boy, when you come to study something, and you come to understand it – you know, even if it’s just a little discovery that you make, and you come to understand it on your own, it feels it’s like the greatest high. It’s like you just have found some incredibly secretive thing about nature.
Carolyn Porco
The basis for poetry and scientific discovery is the ability to comprehend the unlike in the like and the like in the unlike.
Jacob Bronowski
The so-called ‘discoveries’ of the Impressionists could not have been unknown to the old masters; and if they made no use of them, it was because all great artists have renounced the use of effects. And in simplifying nature, they made it all the greater.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
The idea that God resides in the unknown is what philosophers call the God of the gaps. And we have this thing called science, which marches on and makes discoveries in those gaps, ultimately closing gaps.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
It seems safe to say that significant discovery, really creative thinking, does not occur with regard to problems about which the thinker is lukewarm.
Mary Henle
Spirituality is your original face; it is the discovery of your intrinsic nature.
I remember thinking that people were crazy for reading the same book more than once, but I now have a new-found appreciation for the re-discovery of literature. The lessons we learned from books in the school curriculum are reinvented and updated when we read as adults.
Rachel Nichols
Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful or to discover something that is true.
William Ralph Inge
To see the world for a moment as something rich and strange is the private reward of many a discovery.
Edward M. Purcell
Rather to excite your judgment briefly than to inform it tediously.
Francis Bacon
All education is self-discovery.
Ray Bradbury
Love and the self are one and the discovery of either is the realization of both.
Leo Buscaglia
In terms of ‘The Discovery’ being a Netflix Original, they actually came on once we had already started shooting.
Charlie McDowell
If you are prepared to accept the consequences of your dreams then you must still regard America today with the same naive enthusiasm as the generations that discovered the New World.
Jean Baudrillard
We must expect the discovery of many as yet unknown elements-for example, elements analogous to aluminum and silicon- whose atomic weight would be between 65 and 75.
Dmitri Mendeleev
Do not engage to find things as you think they are.
Henry David Thoreau
To make discoveries, you have to be curious about why the universe is the way it is.
Isaac Asimov
The web is just another stunning point in the two-hundred-thousand-year history of human beings on earth. The taming of fire; the discovery of penicillin; the publication of ‘Jane Eyre’ – add anything you like.
Ellen Ullman
One of the implications of the discovery of the Kuiper Belt and its many small planets is that many scientists now think of the solar system as having not two but three zones.
Alan Stern
Man never knows what he wants; he aspires to penetrate mysteries and as soon as he has, wants to re-establish them. Ignorance irritates him and knowledge cloys.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Abstract work, if one wishes to do it well, must be allowed to destroy one’s humanity; one raises a monument which is at the same time a tomb, in which, voluntarily, one slowly inters oneself.
Bertrand Russell
The seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around us, but they only take root in minds well-prepared to receive them.
Joseph Henry
My discovery of Tarkovsky’s first film was like a miracle. Suddenly, I found myself standing at the door of a room the keys of which had, until then, never been given to me. It was a room I had always wanted to enter and where he was moving freely and fully at ease.
Ingmar Bergman
Do I believe in ghosts? Of course I do. So do you. Deep in the souls of the most sophisticated of us is lurking a fear of the supernatural which all the discoveries of scientists cannot eradicate.
Bennett Cerf
When you reread your journal you find out that your newest discovery is something you already found out five years ago.
Thomas Merton
Adversity is an opportunity for self-discovery.
John C. Maxwell
I’ve written books as acts of discovery: things I need to know and that I need to touch. And it’s very dangerous work to deal with the most toxic internal elements… I feel like Madame Curie at my computer. I feel like I should be hemorrhaging from my eyes and ears.
Kate Braverman
Sometimes I wonder if I’m as famous for my wheelchair and disabilities as I am for my discoveries.
Stephen Hawking
I think the process is one of using the camera and sound in the way a detective uses a magnifying glass: to find the clues. They’re discovery devices, not performance devices – you’re watching things the way a cat does. You’re not judging. You’re there to witness something.
D. A. Pennebaker
As you live you evolve and grow and discover, and I don’t like to look at anything as an arrival. I always like to look at it as a discovery and an evolutionary process.
Philip Bailey
Know that joy is rarer, more difficult, and more beautiful than sadness. Once you make this all-important discovery, you must embrace joy as a moral obligation.
Andre Gide
The European talks of progress because by the aid of a few scientific discoveries he has established a society which has mistaken comfort for civilisation.
Benjamin Disraeli
There is no more discovery. Not since the beginning of this century. There are new gadgets. New important gadgets.
Jean-Luc Godard
Discovery is the ability to be puzzled by simple things. Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky
Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
Carl Jung
Throught human history, illusions of knowledge, not ignorance, have proven to be the principal obstacles to discovery
Daniel J. Boorstin
There was the slow discovery for me in the early ’80s that Republicans are people too… That Republicans are perfectly reasonable people… and that Republicans can be right about something.
Lawrence O’Donnell
At the end of the ’90s, I was very bored with the usual models, so I discovered a new generation that impressed me with their fresh look. I still keep working with models like Gisele Bundchen and Kate Moss, and I am still looking for new, interesting faces. Life is about discovery, and you should never stop searching.
Mario Testino
I wanted to create a kind of substance by means of brush-work. But that is the kind of discovery which one makes gradually… Thus it was that I subsequently began to introduce sand, sawdust and metal filings into my pictures.
Georges Braque
The inventions and the great discoveries have opened up whole continents to reciprocal communication and interchange, provided we are willing.
Alva Myrdal
I’ve had many students over the years, sometimes even very sophisticated students, who will be writing and will hit a wall. Often I find it’s because they’re working out of sequence. Maybe some people can do that, but I don’t think that’s how fiction works. It’s a discovery.
T.C. Boyle
Children have such vibrant minds. They need to play. They need to be creative. They need to imagine. It’s so important for their sense of self discovery. And it helps them learn problem-solving.
Jan Brett
Some of the greatest discoveries…consist mainly in the clearing away of psychological roadblocks which obstruct the approach to reality; which is why,post factum they appear so obvious.
Arthur Koestler
‘Othello’ was my first Shakespearean discovery. I was obsessed with drama at school, and I studied the play for my English GCSE. Desdemona is the part that everyone wants, but Iago’s wife Emilia is the one I’ve always been drawn to.
Michelle Dockery
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust
I went to a motivational training course once, a course of self-discovery, and I found out after a week that my fear – it was not a fear of not being accepted – was a very violent fear of failure.
Emanuel Steward
We early arrive at the great discovery that there is one mind common to all individual men: that what is individual is less than what is universalthat error, vice and disease have their seat in the superficial or individual nature.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Poetry is one of the most full ways of discovering what it feels like to be a human being in this particular moment, in this particular set of concerns. It’s all about discovery.
Alison Hawthorne Deming
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
There is not a discovery in science, however revolutionary, however sparkling with insight, that does not arise out of what went before.
Isaac Asimov
So great becomes the fear of losing what we have that many of us rush back to hide under the temporary shelter of convention rather than follow the path of self-discovery wherever it might lead. Given adequate time and sufficient fear, we may hide so long that we hardly notice we’re slowly suffocating.
Arianna Huffington
Writing is the act of discovery.
Natalie Goldberg
Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds.
Alexander Graham Bell
originality” is everyone’s aim, and novel techniques are as much prized as new scientific discoveries. [T.S.] Eliot states it with surprising naГЇvetГ©: “It is exactly as wasteful for a poet to do what has been done already as for a biologist to rediscover Mendel’s discoveries.
Randall Jarrell
Tantra means the avoidance of a set or defined form of spirituality. Tantra is intuitive self-discovery.
Frederick Lenz
Our real discoveries come from chaos, from going to the place that looks wrong and stupid and foolish.
Chuck Palahniuk
Sometime in the last ten years the best brains of the Occident discovered to their amazement that we live in an Environment. This discovery has been forced on us by the realization that we are approaching the limits of something.
Gary Snyder
Before the discovery of these [underwater] vents, all life on Earth, the key to life on Earth, was believed to be the sun and photosynthesis. But down there, there is no sun, there is no photosynthesis; it’s chemosynthetic environment down there driving it, and it’s all so ephemeral.
Mike deGruy
I have made the most important discovery of my career, the most important discovery of my life: It is only in the mysterious equations of love that any logic or reasons can be found.
John Forbes Nash
The clichГ© of the ‘Eureka!’ moment easily obscures the doubt and uncertainty that are also part of the discovery process.
Janet Maslin
Deals really have to do with the overlap of what one side wants and the other side wants, and it’s really just the discovery of where that overlap is and how you decide to get there.
Stephen A. Schwarzman
The startling reality of things is my discovery every single day.
Fernando Pessoa
What the English call “comfortable” is something endless and inexhaustible. Every condition of comfort reveals in turn its discomfort, and these discoveries go on for ever. Hence the new want is not so much a want of those who have it directly, but is created by those who hope to make profit from it.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Men are what their mothers made them. You may as well ask a loom which weaves huckabuck why it does not make cashmere as to expect poetry from this engineer or a chemical discovery from that jobber.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of.
Michel de Montaigne
Like an organism, photography was born whole. It is in our progressive discovery of it that its history lies.
John Szarkowski
I think the discovery of supersymmetric partners for the known particles would revolutionize our understanding of the universe.
Stephen Hawking
The discovery there is no god is a great relief, because if there were, it would be like living in a celestial North Korea if there was one. You would never be able to escape.
Christopher Hitchens
Look at those animals and remember the greatest scientists in the world have never discovered how to make grass into milk.
Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin
With Eric Rohmer – as with Mozart, Austen, James, and Proust – we need to remember that art is seldom about life, or not quite about life. Art is about discovery and design and reasoning with chaos.
Andre Aciman
Broadly speaking, the discovery of X-rays has increased the keenness of our vision ten thousand times, and we can now ‘see’ the individual atoms and molecules.
William Henry Bragg
It is of equal importance with the discovery of facts to know what to do with them.
Mary Parker Follett
We’re lucky in that channels like Science, Animal Planet and Discovery are essentially universal in terms of their appeal. If you wake up in Moscow and put on the Science channel, it doesn’t feel like an American channel, it feels like their channel.
David Zaslav
God writes spiritual Mysteries on our heart, where they wait silently for discovery.
I think the prime reason for existence, for living in this world is discovery.
James Dean
Every time I play ‘Part of Your World,’ a whole part of my life comes back to me. It’s just inescapable – it was an innocent time, and a sense of discovery that we were all involved with.
Alan Menken
Alfred Nobel’s discoveries are characteristic; powerful explosives can help men perform admirable tasks. They are also a means to terrible destruction in the hands of the great criminals who lead peoples to war.
Pierre Curie
I have discovered nothing new; I have only perceived what I already knew.
Leo Tolstoy
You’ve got to know yourself so you can at last be yourself.
D. H. Lawrence
That’s a discovery process. That’s the terrifying and wonderful part about getting picked up to series. You get to develop the stories and talk about the characters, and find out where the heart of the series is.
Chuck Lorre
The key to all sciences is unquestionably the question mark. To the word How? we owe most of our greatest discoveries. Wisdom in life may perhaps consist in asking ourselves on all occasions: Why?
Honore de Balzac
My big running discovery was around Stanley Park in Vancouver. Miss it. That’s a six-mile loop. Now I smile when I get four miles done. Age is a beast.
Michael Weatherly
It has been my experience that nothing changes a person’s life more than the discovery of one solitary truth: There is a meaning and purpose to life. More specifically: There is a meaning and purpose to your life.
Matthew Kelly
A great unification is now taking place between science and spirituality. The most advanced discoveries of modern science are rising to reaffirm the timeless wisdom of the great religious and spiritual traditions of every culture.
John Hagelin
Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
Matthew Arnold
The government is simply working to ensure that the farmers get better price discovery for their produce.
Anurag Thakur
Reason shows itself in all occurrences of life; whereas the brute makes no discovery of such a talent, but in what immediately regards his own preservation or the continuance of his species.
Joseph Addison
The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
Paul Valery
Experimental confirmation of a prediction is merely a measurement. An experiment disproving a prediction is a discovery.
Enrico Fermi
People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come in to the mind of others.
Blaise Pascal
I do not seek. I find.
Pablo Picasso
From laboratories employing complex apparatus, poetry often emerges into the outside world after a long lapse of time, just as some scientific discoveries become common property only after they have entered the blood stream of the generations.
Mieczyslaw Jastrun
One of the surprises of her unoccupied state was the discovery that time, when it is left to itself and no definite demands are made on it, cannot be trusted to move at any recognized pace
Edith Wharton
Shame, I do believe, is the most powerful emotion known to man; most discoveries and journeys of importance have been accomplished because of the ignominy that would be the result if the attempt was abandoned.
Iain Pears
Gold and iron at the present day, as in ancient times, are the rulers of the world; and the great events in the world of mineral art are not the discovery of new substances, but of new and rich localities of old ones.
William Whewell
There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy.
Joyce Grenfell