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

—Susanne K. Langer, 1942

How gloriously legible are the constellations of the heavens!

—Anthony Trollope, 1859

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

—André Gide, 1926

I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas and land on barbarous coasts.

—Herman Melville, 1853

Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.

—Miguel de Unamuno, 1913

The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a star.

—Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, 1825

The unknown is the largest need of the intellect.

—Emily Dickinson, 1876

New things are always ugly.

—Willa Cather, 1921

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

—Maxine Hong Kingston, 1976

Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable desire to seek the truth.

—Marcus Tullius Cicero, 45 BC
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