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One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

—André Gide, 1926

Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose. 

—Zora Neale Hurston, 1942

I learned to make my mind large, as the universe is large, so that there is room for paradoxes.

—Maxine Hong Kingston, 1976

Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.

—Miguel de Unamuno, 1913

The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.

—Albert Einstein, 1936

A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.

—James Joyce, 1922

The atavistic urge toward danger persists and its satisfaction is called adventure.

—John Steinbeck, 1941

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.

—Arthur Schopenhauer, 1851

When they shout “Long live progress,” always ask, “Progress of what?”

—Stanisław Jerzy Lec, 1957

True originality consists not in a new manner but in a new vision.

—Edith Wharton, 1924
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