Quotes About Searching

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Robert Goolrick
“If you don't receive love from the ones who are meant to love you, you will never stop looking for it.”
Robert Goolrick, The End of the World as We Know It: Scenes from a Life

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Haruki Murakami
“What we seek is some kind of compensation for what we put up with.”
Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

Hermann Hesse
“I will no longer mutilate and destroy myself in order to find a secret behind the ruins.”
Hermann Hesse

Shannon L. Alder
“After every storm, there is a rainbow. If you have eyes, you will find it. If you have wisdom, you will create it. If you have love for yourself and others, you won’t need it.”
Shannon L. Alder

Derek Landy
“Is that it?”
“No. That’s a wall.”
“It could be disguised.”
“You’re not very good at looking for things, are you?”
“I’m good at looking for walls. Look, I found another one.”
Derek Landy, Kingdom of the Wicked

Rabih Alameddine
“I believe one has to escape oneself to discover oneself.”
Rabih Alameddine, I, The Divine: A Novel in First Chapters

Criss Jami
“If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After awhile you'll see your rivals scrambling for second place.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Lauren Oliver
“My heart shoots into my throat every time I think I see his loping walk, or catch sight of some floppy brown hair on a boy - but it's never him, and each time it isn't, my heart does a reverse trajectory down into the very pit of my stomach.”
Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

David Markson
“Was it really some other person I was so anxious to discover...or was it only my own solitude that I could not abide?”
David Markson, Wittgenstein's Mistress

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
“The true value of man is not determined by his possession, supposed or real, of Truth, but rather by his sincere exertion to get to the Truth. It is not possession of Truth by which he extends his powers and in which his ever-growing perfectability is to be found. Possession makes one passive, indolent and proud. If God were to hold all Truth concealed in his right hand, and in his left only the steady and diligent drive for Truth, albeit with the proviso that I would always and forever err in the process, and to offer me the choice, I would with all humility take the left hand. ”
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Dorothy Allison
“I did things I did not understand for reasons I could not begin to explain just to be in motion, to be trying to do something, change something in a world I wanted desperately to make over but could not imagine for myself.”
Dorothy Allison, Trash: Stories

Kazuo Ishiguro
“Perhaps there are those who are able to go about their lives unfettered by such concerns. But for those like us, our fate is to face the world as orphans, chasing through long years the shadows of vanished parents. There is nothing for it but to try and see through our missions to the end, as best we can, for until we do so, we will be permitted no calm.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans

“Why do you so earnestly seek
the truth in distant places?
Look for delusion and truth in the
bottom of your own heart.”

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Oh, gentlemen, perhaps I really regard myself as an intelligent man only because throughout my entire life I've never been able to start or finish anything. Granted, granted I'm a babbler, a harmless, irksome babbler, as we all are. But what's to be done if the sole and express purpose of every intelligent man is babble--that is, a deliberate pouring from empty into void.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground

Peter Morville
“What we find changes who we become.”
Peter Morville

A.J. Darkholme
“The most inefficient and self-harming thing a person can do is go out looking for love. Let it find you when the time is right and you're out doing what you love to do. Only then will you find it in its truest form.”
A.J. Darkholme, Rise of the Morningstar

Criss Jami
“We are often taught to look for the beauty in all things, so in finding it, the layman asks the philosopher while the philosopher asks the photographer.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Charles Sheffield
“Remember, an easy question can have an easy answer. But a hard question must have a hard answer. And for the hardest questions of all, there may be no answer - except faith.”
Charles Sheffield, Brother to Dragons

Shannon L. Alder
“Regardless of your faith, you can never escape uncertainty.”
Shannon L. Alder

Holly Schindler
“When he looks back at me, his eyes travel around my face the way fingers dart through the bottom of a drawer, searching for batteries in a blackout.”
Holly Schindler, Playing Hurt

“The search for Jesus is about reconciling loss and tragedy to God and us.”
W. Scott Lineberry

“The healing is my working out my salvation. The need constant because my desire for seperateness constantly wrestles with my need for oneness with Jesus. The search for Jesus is bigger, deeper and agonizing.”
W. Scott Lineberry

“The truth is what you live through while you're looking for the truth.”
Marty Rubin

Edith Pattou
“She would search for him.
In the land that lay east of the sun and west of the moon.
But there was no way there.”
Edith Pattou, East

Dan Simmons
“There would be no more offerings. Not this day. Not any day. Humankind had suffered enough for its love of gods, its long search for God. He thought of the many centuries in which his people, the Jews, had negotiated with God, complaining, bickering, decrying the unfairness of things but always - always - returning to obedience at whatever the cost. Generations dying in the ovens of hatred. Future generations scarred by the cold fires of radiation and renewed hatred.”
Dan Simmons, The Fall of Hyperion

Jarod Kintz
“I found love when I stopped looking for it. And I sold it precisely when everyone else began their search.”
Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I've ever written, and it still sucks

Santosh Avvannavar
“Two people departed...in search of love...leaving love in between”
Santosh Avvannavar, The Departing Point: Two people departed...in search of love...leaving love in between

Albert Camus
“Some, often without knowing it, suffered from being deprived of the
company of friends and from their inability to get in touch with them through the usual
channels of friendship, letters, trains, and boats. Others, fewer these, Tarrou may have
been one of them, had desired reunion with something they couldn't have defined, but
which seemed to them the only desirable thing on earth. For want of a better name, they
sometimes called it peace.”
Albert Camus

Jarod Kintz
“I’ve spent half my life searching for the truth. The left half of my life.”
Jarod Kintz, Seriously delirious, but not at all serious

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