Quotes: discovering

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  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering the weaknesses of others.
  • John Maynard Keynes
    John Maynard Keynes
    British economist 1883-1946
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    Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering what average opinion believes average opinion to be...
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    Creating a new theory is not like destroying an old barn and erecting a skyscraper in its place. It is rather like climbing a mountain, gaining new and wider views, discovering unexpected connections between our starting points and its rich environment.
    Source: The evolution of physics (1938)
  • Norman Cousins
    Norman Cousins
    American Editor, Humanitarian, Author 1915-1990
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    Death is not the ultimate tragedy in life. The ultimate tragedy is to die without discovering the possibilities of full growth.
    Source: Good Housekeeping November 1989, p. 92
  • Billy Collins
    Billy Collins
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    Discovering Samuel Beckett in college was a big deal for me. I realized you could be very funny and very dark at the same time.
  • Carl Honore
    Carl Honore
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    Everywhere, people are discovering that doing things more slowly often means doing them better and enjoying them more. It means living life instead of rushing through it. You can apply this to everything from food to parenting to work.
  • Pierre-Auguste Renoir
    Pierre-Auguste Renoir
    French artist and painter 1841-1919
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    I've been forty years discovering that the queen of all colors is black.
  • Boris Pasternak
    Boris Pasternak
    Russian writer 1890-1960
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    Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.
  • My first care the following morning was, to devise some means of discovering the man in the grey cloak.
  • Aleister Crowley
    Aleister Crowley
    British occultist 1875-1947
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    Science is always discovering odd scraps of magical wisdom and making a tremendous fuss about its cleverness.
  • So I set out to study the oxidation system in the potato, which, if damaged, causes the plant to turn brown. I did this in the hope of discovering, through these studies, the key to the understanding of adrenal function.
  • David Hare
    David Hare
    British Playwright, Director 1947-
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    The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
  • Billy Corgan
    Billy Corgan
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    The deeper I get into my life as a musician, I'm discovering that it becomes less and less about other people, and more about what I want to do. And that's a good place to be.
  • John Williamson
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    The point, simply, is that we are doing more rediscovering these days than discovering coming anew upon truths that ignorant people refused to examine, over the centuries, because the wise people who held custody of the fundamental truths of nature were unpopular.
  • Leon Edel
    Leon Edel
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    The secret of biography resides in finding the link between talent and achievement. A biography seems irrelevant if it doesn't discover the overlap between what the individual did and the life that made this possible. Without discovering that, you have shapeless happenings and gossip.
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