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Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought. - Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi


We cannot think first and act afterward. From the moment of birth we are immersed in action, and can only fitfully guide it by taking thought. - Alfred North Whitehead


So man's insanity is heaven's sense; and wandering from all mortal reason, man comes at last to that celestial thought, which, to reason, is absurd and frantic; and weal or woe, feels then un-compromised, indifferent as his God. - Herman Melville


Thought is the labour of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure. (Les Miserables, 1862) - Victor Hugo


Women often ask, 'What do men 'really' want, deep in their souls?' The best answer, based on in-depth analysis of the complex and subtle interplay of thought, instinct, and emotion that constitutes the male psyche, is that, deep in their souls, men want to watch stuff go 'bang.' - Dave Barry


Work and thou canst escape the reward; whether the work be fine or course, planting corn or writing epics, so only it be honest work, done to thine own approbation, it shall earn a reward to the senses as well as to the thought. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


Tom's great yellow bronze mask all draped upon an iron framework. An inhibited, nerve-drawn; dropped face, as if hung on a scaffold of heavy private brooding; and thought. - Virginia Woolf


'I wish life was not so short,' he thought. 'Languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.' - J. R. R. Tolkien