Eureka Quotes

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Sebastian Marincolo
“Marijuana enhances our mind in a way that enables us to take a different perspective from 'high up', to see and evaluate our own lives and the lives of others in a privileged way. Maybe this euphoric and elevating feeling of the ability to step outside
the box and to look at life’s patterns from this high perspective is the inspiration behind the slang term “high” itself.”
Sebastian Marincolo

“Eureka" can be an answer to a question we have never asked. It can be the articulation of a sudden and unforeseen idea or the expression of a magic moment that throws us into a new world. It acts like a radiant sunbeam that comes out of the blue and illuminates a dim past, opening a new, dynamic horizon. It may even be a trivial but lucky encounter with new friends, who let us be what we are in our imagination: original and undifferentiated. (“Waiting for Eureka” )”
Erik Pevernagie

Francis Crick
“It is not easy to convey, unless one has experienced it, the dramatic feeling of sudden enlightenment that floods the mind when the right idea finally clicks into place. One immediately sees how many previously puzzling facts are neatly explained by the new hypothesis. One could kick oneself for not having the idea earlier, it now seems so obvious. Yet before, everything was in a fog.”
Francis Crick, What Mad Pursuit

Jeannette Walls
“I could see why Archimedes got all excited. There was nothing finer than the feeling that came rushing through you when it clicked and you suddenly understood something that had puzzled you. It made you think it just might be possible to get a handle on this old world after all.”
Jeannette Walls, Half Broke Horses

Toba Beta
“Scientists may have sophisticated laboratories,
But never forget 'eureka' was inspired in a bathtub.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Hergé
“Eureka .. Eureka!”
Hergé
tags: eureka

Lauren Kate
“Sometimes when you try not to repeat your mistakes, you forget that the original mistakes are still unfolding”
Lauren Kate, Waterfall

Lauren Kate
“I wouldn’t know what to do if I weren’t next to you. That’s who I am.”

“You can’t rely on someone else to define you. Especially not me.”
Lauren Kate, Waterfall

Lauren Kate
“Not belonging is the greatest gift. Always remember that.”
Lauren Kate, Waterfall

Lauren Kate
“Suffering is wisdom’s schoolteacher”
Lauren Kate, Teardrop

Lauren Kate
“Don’t turn your back on what you love because you’re scared”
Lauren Kate, Waterfall

Lauren Kate
“Of course. I should have realized. You’re so brave, Eureka. How do you handle it?”

“I don’t handle it, that’s how.”
Lauren Kate, Teardrop

Lauren Kate
“She could argue with the wall in China and win.”
Lauren Kate, Teardrop
tags: eureka

“y ocurrió
que casi al terminar el cigarrillo
el hombre se golpeó la frente
dijo carajo
que es el equivalente nacional de eureka
y se detuvo”
Humberto Costantini, Cuestiones con la vida: Antología poética

M..
“We tend to think of imagination and foresight like we are prone to think of life (sometimes) -- as an inscrutable flash of something from the outside that magically takes us over some large boundary in one atomic step. We even call it a flash (of insight), a eureka moment, a light bulb in our heads that suddenly turns on. But if you reflect on this phenomenon for a moment, you know you don't go suddenly from a blank mind to a fully formed solution. You were already thinking about the problem, and other near solutions that don't work, when suddenly you see a new connection that enables you to reuse familiar things on a novel way. Insight comes in small increments, leveraging what was already there.”
M.., The Meaning(s) of Life: A Human's Guide to the Biology of Souls

Lauren Kate
“-how do you handle it?
-i don’t handle it, that’s how.”
Lauren Kate, Teardrop

Lauren Kate
“She didn’t know that loss was alive in the world, a thief always about to slam you and steal everything you had.”
Lauren Kate, Waterfall

Lauren Kate
“Don’t make the same mistakes I did. Learn from mine and make your own and tell your children what you did wrong so they can do even better than you. Don’t turn your back on what you love because you’re scared”
Lauren Kate, Waterfall

Lauren Kate
“who can know the ending until the last word has been written? Everything might change with the last word.”
Lauren Kate

Jeffery Russell
“Eureka!" Mungo yelled. It was a word that wasn't actually a word but which he'd mathematically proved to exist in a parallel realm and he quite liked the sound of it when it came to needing something to yell in moments of cerebral triumph.”
Jeffery Russell, The Dungeoneers

Lauren Kate
“Don’t cry. Carry what you love about me with you; leave the pain behind.”
Lauren Kate

Chris Matakas
“Perhaps the journey towards epiphany is an unseen, steady process towards understanding. Likened to a combination safe, as you scroll the dial towards the inevitable correct combination you cannot tangibly see your progress.”
Chris Matakas

“I heard sad choirs in my mind. There was nothing left of Rachel in the world. He cherished what he'd shown me, and now it was gone. Eureka.”
Scott Kelly, [sic]

“Some good came of Eureka. More good could come of it. Could the game help me? Could it help anyone?”
Scott Kelly, [sic]
tags: eureka

Toba Beta
“The inventors of tools enhance civilization,
but the author of ideas enables them to invent.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Steven Magee
“Curiosity is what powers discovery.”
Steven Magee