Discovery

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I have never been here before: my breath comes differently, the sun is outshone by a star beside it.

The Zurau Aphorisms (17)
If we make a couple of discoveries here and there we need not believe things will go on like this for ever.... Just as we hit water when we dig in the earth, so we discover the incomprehensible sooner or later
I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to the things which I have explained, but also to those which I have intentionally omitted so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery
The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes, in seeing the universe with the eyes of another, of hundreds of others, in seeing the hundreds of universes that each of them sees
Whoever starts out toward the unknown must consent to venture alone
One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea
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