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

—Maxine Hong Kingston, 1976

The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.

—Albert Einstein, 1936

Most new discoveries are suddenly-seen things that were always there.

—Susanne K. Langer, 1942

The unknown is the largest need of the intellect.

—Emily Dickinson, 1876

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.

—Francis Bacon, 1605

There are truths that prove their discoverers witless.

—Karl Kraus, 1909

Appearances are a glimpse of the obscure.

—Anaxagoras, c. 450 BC

What one man can invent another can discover.

—Arthur Conan Doyle, 1905

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

—John Steinbeck, 1941

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

—James Joyce, 1922
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