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Hermann Hesse
“I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.”
Hermann Hesse, Demian. Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend

Christopher Moore
“Children see magic because they look for it.”
Christopher Moore, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

Neil Gaiman
“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.”
Neil Gaiman

Becca Fitzpatrick
“One more secret smile. One more shared laugh. One more electric kiss. Finding him was like finding someone I didn't know I was searching for.”
Becca Fitzpatrick, Hush, Hush

Flannery O'Connor
“Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to was never there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it. Where is there a place for you to be? No place... Nothing outside you can give you any place... In yourself right now is all the place you've got.”
Flannery O'Connor, Wise Blood

“Having perfected our disguise, we spend our lives searching for someone we don’t fool.”
Robert Brault

H.L. Mencken
“A philosopher is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat that isn't there. A theologian is the man who finds it.”
H.L. Mencken

“I have been finding treasures in places I did not want to search. I have been hearing wisdom from tongues I did not want to listen. I have been finding beauty where I did not want to look. And I have learned so much from journeys I did not want to take. Forgive me, O Gracious One; for I have been closing my ears and eyes for too long. I have learned that miracles are only called miracles because they are often witnessed by only those who can can see through all of life's illusions. I am ready to see what really exists on other side, what exists behind the blinds, and taste all the ugly fruit instead of all that looks right, plump and ripe.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“We must leave this terrifying place to-morrow and go searching for sunshine.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Virginia Woolf
“Every face, every shop, bedroom window, public-house, and dark square is a picture feverishly turned--in search of what? It is the same with books. What do we seek through millions of pages?”
Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room

“Whole life is a search for beauty. But, when the beauty is found inside, the search ends and a beautiful journey begins.”
Harshit Walia

Victoria Schwab
“He was like one of those pictures full of small errors, the kind you could only pick out by searching the image from every angle, and even then, a few always slipped by. On the surface, Eli seemed perfectly normal, but now and then Victor would catch a crack, a sideways glance, a moment when his roommate's face and his words, his look and his meaning, would not line up. Those fleeting slices fascinated Victor. It was like watching two people, one hiding in the other's skin. And their skin was always too dry, on the verge of cracking and showing the color of the thing beneath.”
Victoria Schwab, Vicious

Beryl Markham
“The way to find a needle in a haystack is to sit down.”
Beryl Markham, West with the Night

Walker Percy
“What is the nature of the search? you ask. The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.”
Walker Percy, The Moviegoer

Paulo Coelho
“A person who goes in search of God is wasting his time. He can walk a thousand roads and join many religions and sects–but he'll never find God that way. God is here, right now, at our side. We can see Him in this mist, in the ground we're walking on, even in my shoes. His angels keep watch while we sleep and help us in our work. In order to find God, you have only to look around. But meeting Him is not easy. The more God asks us to participate in His
mysteries, the more disoriented we become, because He asks us constantly to
follow our dreams and our hearts. And that's difficult to do when we're used to living in a different way. Finally we discover, to our surprise, that God wants us to be happy, because He is the father.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

Alexander Graham Bell
“Don't keep forever on the public road,going only where others have gone, and following one after the other like a flock of sheep. Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods. 'Every time you do so you will be certain to find something that you have never seen before. Of course it will be a little thing, but do not ignore it. Follow it up, explore all around it; one discovery will lead to another, and before you know it you will have something worth thinking about to occupy your mind. All really big discoveries are the results of thought.”
Alexander Graham Bell

Iain Pears
“She was looking for something I could never give her." Again his dark eyes bored into Julia's mind. "You have something of the same about you, young woman. Take my advice: Don't think you will find it in another person. You won't. It's not there. You must find it in yourself.”
Iain Pears, The Dream of Scipio

Criss Jami
“A common mistake we make is that we look for God in places where we ourselves wish to find him, yet even in the physical reality this is a complete failure. For example, if you lost your car keys, you would not search where you want to search, you would search where you must in order to find them.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

George S. Clason
“The reason why we have never found measure of wealth. We never sought it.”
George S. Clason, The Richest Man in Babylon

Kazuo Ishiguro
“You see, because [Norfolk is] stuck out here on the east, on this hump jutting into the sea, it's not on the way to anywhere. People going north and south, they bypass it altogether. For that reason, it's a peaceful corner of England, rather nice. But it's also something of a lost corner.'

Someone claimed after the lesson that Miss Emily had said Norfolk was England's 'lost corner' because that was were all the lost property found in the country ended up.

Ruth said one evening, looking out at the sunset, that 'when we lost something precious, and we'd looked and looked and still couldn't find it, then we didn't have to be completely heartbroken. We still had that last bit of comfort, thinking one day, when we were grown up, and we were free to travel the country, we could always go and find it again in Norfolk.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

Dejan Stojanovic
“He did not waste time in a vain search for a place in history.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Toba Beta
“It's written, 'seek and ye shall find'. But first, 'imagine what you seek'.
Otherwise, you will end up searching everything everywhere forever.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Dag Hammarskjöld
“My home drove me
into the wilderness.
Few look for me. Few hear me.”
Dag Hammarskjöld, Markings

Eric Hoffer
“The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.”
Eric Hoffer

Tahir Shah
“The quest for a lost city erodes your body, damaging you beyond all reason. But it is your mind that bears the heaviest toll. Listen to the doubters, the worriers and the weak, and the vaguest hope of success evaporates.”
Tahir Shah, House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City

Tahir Shah
“Searching for a lost city is a particularly European obsession.”
Tahir Shah, House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City

Tahir Shah
“There are two ways to find a lost city. The first is to rely on luck alone, the second is to control all the information.”
Tahir Shah, House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City

“Whatever the response to loss and tragedy, the experience seems to boil down to one journey--searching for Jesus.”
W. Scott Lineberry

Tahir Shah
“Normally I would have been the first to go in search of cannibal monks, particularly as I had heard of a similar tradition at a nunnery in the Philippines. It's the sort of quest I can't resist.”
Tahir Shah, House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City

“Cassie fumbled helplessly beneath the shade of the ancient oak, still searching for her second shoe.The first had been easy to find, having landed close to where she had kicked it off; and when her hand had finally encountered it, she clutched it to her breast in a gesture of smug triumph. For one brief moment, she felt a twinge of sympathy for the sighted people who would never experience such sweet victory from a task as simple as finding a shoe.”
Melinda Cross

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