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Letter "D" » discovering
«A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.»
«It's hard for corporations to understand that creativity is not just about succeeding. It's about experimenting and discovering.»
«I never read the life of any important person without discovering that he knew more and could do more than I could ever hope to know or do in half a dozen lifetimes.»
«It is something akin to boarding the Concorde and then discovering at the end of your trip that you had debarked at Grand Central Terminal.»
«Books have to be read (worse luck it takes so long a time). It is the only way of discovering what they contain. A few savage tribes eat them, but reading is the only method of assimilation revealed to the West.»
«Americans are apt to be unduly interested in discovering what average opinion believes average opinion to be...»
«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. But the point from which we started out still exists and can be seen, although it appears smaller and forms a tiny part of our broad view gained by the mastery of the obstacles on our adventurous way up.»
Author: Albert Einstein
, mountain climbing
, The Connection
, the point
«If we could sniff or swallow something that would, for five or six hours each day, abolish our solitude as individuals, atone us with our fellows in a glowing exaltation of affection and make life in all its aspects seem not only worth living, but divinely beautiful and significant, and if this heavenly, world-transfiguring drug were of such a kind that we could wake up next morning with a clear head and an undamaged constitution -- then, it seems to me, all our problems (and not merely the one small problem of discovering a novel pleasure) would be wholly solved and earth would become paradise.»
Author: Aldous Huxley
, each day
, Five Days
, wake up
«I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.»
«Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.»