„The more original a discovery the more obvious it seems afterwards.“

—  Arthur Koestler, livro The Act of Creation

The Act of Creation (1970).

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1905 - 1983

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„A method is more important than a discovery, since the right method will lead to new and even more important discoveries.“

—  Lev Landau Soviet physicist 1908 - 1968

reported by Lance Dixon http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2013/10/03/guest-post-lance-dixon-on-calculating-amplitudes/

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„The more superficially one studies Buddhism, the more it seems to differ from the Brahmanism in which it originated; the more profound our study, the more difficult it becomes to distinguish Buddhism from Brahmanism“

—  Ananda K. Coomaraswamy Ceylon-American art historian 1877 - 1947

Ananda Coomaraswamy, Hinduism and Buddhism
Contexto: The more superficially one studies Buddhism, the more it seems to differ from the Brahmanism in which it originated; the more profound our study, the more difficult it becomes to distinguish Buddhism from Brahmanism, or to say in what respects, if any, Buddhism is really unorthodox. The outstanding distinction lies in the fact that Buddhist doctrine is propounded by an apparently historical founder, understood to have lived and taught in the sixth century B. C. Beyond this there are only broad distinctions of emphasis. It is taken almost for granted that one must have abandoned the world if the Way is to be followed and the doctrine understood.... but nothing could be described as a 'social reform' or as a protest against the caste system. The repeated distinction of the 'true Brahman' from the mere Brahman by birth is one that had already been drawn again and again in the Brahmanical books.

John Jacob Astor photo

„The first hundred thousand—that was hard to get; but afterwards it was easy to make more.“

—  John Jacob Astor German-American businessman 1763 - 1848

Quoted in James Parton (1865), Life of John Jacob Astor

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

—  Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste: Or, Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy

Fonte: The Physiology of Taste: Or, Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy

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„It's already getting more and more difficult to make an ambitious and original film.“

—  Roman Polanski Polish-French film director, producer, writer, actor, and rapist 1933

"Roman Polanski: An Exclusive Interview" by Taylor Montague http://web.archive.org/web/20041121095701/http://www.geocities.com/mishaca/interviews/polanski.html
Contexto: It's already getting more and more difficult to make an ambitious and original film. There are less and less independent producers or independent companies and an increasing number of corporations who are more interested in balance sheets than in artistic achievement. They want to make a killing each time they produce a film. They're only interested in the lowest common denominator because they're trying to reach the widest audience. And you got some kind of entropy. That's the danger; they look more alike, those films. The style is all melting and it all looks the same. Even young directors — for most of them, their only standard of achievement is how well their films do on the first weekend or whatever. It worries me. But then, from time to time, you have a film like The Usual Suspects or.... I'm trying to think of something American with some kind of originality... Pulp Fiction.

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„It is only afterward that a new idea seems reasonable. To begin with, it usually seems unreasonable.“

—  Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popular … 1920 - 1992

"How Do People Get New Ideas?" (1959)
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„Every discovery takes place in more than a scientific context.“

—  Charles J. Pedersen American organic chemist 1904 - 1989

in his Nobel lecture http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/1987/pedersen-lecture.html, December 8, 1987.

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„There's often more than one correct thing.There's often more than one right thing.There's often more than one obvious thing.“

—  Larry Wall American computer programmer and author, creator of Perl 1954

[199806201726.KAA26569@wall.org, 1998]
Usenet postings, 1998

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„The discoveries of science, the works of art are explorations — more, are explosions, of a hidden likeness.“

—  Jacob Bronowski Polish-born British mathematician 1908 - 1974

Part 1: "The Creative Mind", §9 (p. 19)
Science and Human Values (1956, 1965)
Contexto: The discoveries of science, the works of art are explorations — more, are explosions, of a hidden likeness. The discoverer or the artist presents in them two aspects of nature and fuses them into one. This is the act of creation, in which an original thought is born, and it is the same act in original science and original art.

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„The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless.“

—  Steven Weinberg American theoretical physicist 1933

Dreams of a Final Theory: The Search for the Fundamental Laws of Nature (1993), ISBN 0-09-922391-0.

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„The tragedy of virtue is that the more obvious, boring, unoriginal, and sermonizing the proverb, the harder it is to implement.“

—  Nassim Nicholas Taleb, livro The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

p. 65
The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (2010)

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