„What scientists are attached to is journeys into the unknown and discovering things that are completely unexpected and baffling and surprising.“
— Brian Cox, BBC Radio4 "Big Bang Week" Interview, Sept 2008
„Each time one prematurely teaches a child something he could have discovered himself, that child is kept from inventing it and consequently from understanding it completely.“
— Jean Piaget Swiss psychologist, biologist, logician, philosopher & academic 1896 - 1980
— John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914
Variant: Tug on anything at all and you'll find it connected to everything else in the universe. These are paraphrases of Muir's quote from My First Summer in the Sierra (1911) - the actual quote is listed above: "When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." See [http://www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/writings/misquotes.aspx Sierra Club explanation].
— David Lynch American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor 1946
Context: There's always fear of the unknown where there's mystery. It's possible to achieve a state where you realize the truth of life and fear disappears, and a lot of people have reached that state, but next to none of them are on Earth. There's probably a few.
„What do you think an artist is?... he is a political being, constantly aware of the heart breaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.“
— Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973
„Every day I discover
more and more
It’s enough to drive one mad.
I have such a desire
to do everything,
my head is bursting with it.“
— Claude Monet French impressionist painter 1840 - 1926
— Martin Buber German Jewish Existentialist philosopher and theologian 1878 - 1965
The Legend of the Baal-Shem (1955),1995 edition, p. 36
„It is through living that we discover ourselves, at the same time as we discover the world around us.“
— Henri Cartier-Bresson, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century
„Those who claim to discover everything but produce no proofs of the same may be confuted as having actually pretended to discover the impossible.“
— Archimedes Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer -287 - -212 a.C.