„I have been a damn fool all my life, searching for something which does not exist. My search is at an end.“

—  U. G. Krishnamurti, buch Mind is a Myth, Mind is a Myth (1987), Context: I have assumed that the goal, enlightenment, exists. I have had to search and it is the search itself which has been choking me and keeping me out of my natural state. There is no such thing as spiritual or psychological enlightenment because there is no such thing as spirit or psyche. I have been a damn fool all my life, searching for something which does not exist. My search is at an end. Quoted in Introduction by Terry Newland
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„My ancestors were Brahmins. They spent their lives in search of god. I am spending my life in search of man.“

—  Muhammad Iqbál Urdu poet and leader of the Pakistan Movement 1877 - 1938
Educational Thinkers http://books.google.com/books?id=O6Fp2zaQVVMC&pg=PA151&dq=Muhammad+Iqbal+Brahmin&hl=en&ei=hJQaTKPPKMewcfnqzIEK&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=Muhammad%20Iqbal%20Brahmin&f=false

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„I had made up my mind to find that for which I was searching even if it required the remainder of my life.“

—  Alexander Graham Bell scientist and inventor known for his work on the telephone 1847 - 1922
Context: I had made up my mind to find that for which I was searching even if it required the remainder of my life. After innumerable failures I finally uncovered the principle for which I was searching, and I was astounded at its simplicity. I was still more astounded to discover the principle I had revealed not only beneficial in the construction of a mechanical hearing aid but it served as well as means of sending the sound of the voice over a wire. Another discovery which came out of my investigation was the fact that when a man gives his order to produce a definite result and stands by that order it seems to have the effect of giving him what might be termed a second sight which enables him to see right through ordinary problems. What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it. As quoted in Making a Habit of Success: How to Make a Habit of Succeeding, How to Win With High Self-Esteem (1999) by MacK R. Douglas, p. 45. Unsourced variant: What this power is, I cannot say. All I know is that it exists... and it becomes available only when you are in that state of mind in which you know exactly what you want...and are fully determined not to quit until you get it.

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„And I shall search my soul,
I shall search my very soul,
For the lion,
For the lion,
For the lion,
For the lion inside me.“

—  Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945
Song lyrics, Saint Dominic's Preview (1972), Listen to the Lion

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„I am an American. Photography is my passion. The search for truth my obsession“

—  Alfred Stieglitz American photographer 1864 - 1946
in: 'Alfred Stieglitz' Photo notes, August 1946, p. 65

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„All my life I have been acutely aware of a contradiction in the very nature of my existence.“

—  Yukio Mishima Japanese author 1925 - 1970
Context: All my life I have been acutely aware of a contradiction in the very nature of my existence. For forty-five years I struggled to resolve this dilemma by writing plays and novels. The more I wrote, the more I realized mere words were not enough. So I found another form of expression. As quoted in Mishima : A Life in Four Chapters (1985).

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„I should stop ruining my life searching for answers I'm never gonna get, and just enjoy it while it lasts.“

—  Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986).

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„For me a work of art must be an elevated interpretation of nature. The search for the ideal has been the purpose of my life. In landscape or seascape, I love above all the poetic motif.“

—  William-Adolphe Bouguereau French painter 1825 - 1905
Attributed to Bouguereau in: Sotheby's (Firm). (1994) 19th Century European Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture. p. 123; Cited in: Adolphe William Bouguereau Quotes http://www.artandinfluence.com/2010/10/adolphe-william-bouguereau-quotes.html by Armand Cabrera, Oct. 4, 2010.

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„Searching nature I taste self but at one tankard, that of my own being.“

—  Gerard Manley Hopkins English poet 1844 - 1889
Comments on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola

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