exploration

A Quote by John Muir on death, exploration, dying, happiness, gratitude, and life

I never have held death in contempt, though in the course of my explorations I have oftentimes felt that to meet one's fate on a noble mountain, or in the heart of a glacier, would be blessed as compared with death from disease, or from some shabby lowland accident. But the best death, quick and crystal-pure, set so glaringly open before us, is hard enough to face, even though we feel gratefully sure that we have already had happiness enough for a dozen lives.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by John Muir on beauty, nature, exploration, earth, awareness, and discovery

Fresh beauty opens one's eyes wherever it is really seen, but the very abundance and completeness of the common beauty that besets our steps prevents its being absorbed and appreciated. It is a good thing, therefore, to make short excursions now and then to the bottom of the sea among dulse and coral, or up among the clouds on mountain-tops, or in balloons, or even to creep like worms into dark holes and caverns underground, not only to learn something of what is going on in those out-of-the-way places, but to see better what the sun sees on our return to common every-day beauty.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Laurence Sterne on adventure, discovery, exploration, mortality, curiosity, interest, life, and living

A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

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A Quote by Dean Radin on unknown, exploration, and open mind

“Maintaining an open mind is essential when exploring the unknown, but allowing one’s brains to fall out in the process is inadvisable.”

Dean Radin

Source: Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality, Pages: 208

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Mark Twain on dreams, exploration, regrets, no fear, explore, dream, and discover

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Joao Magueijo on science, exploration, curiosity, passion, and physics

...it's the process of losing oneself in the jungle that makes science worth doing.

Joao Magueijo

Source: Faster Than the Speed of Light: The Story of a Scientific Speculation, Pages: 258

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Milan Kundera on writing, fiction, novel, creative writing, creatiivity, imagination, self-awareness, quantum, courage, exploration, and discovery

The characters in my novels are my own unrealized possibilities. That is why I am equally fond of them all and equally horrified by them. Each one has crossed a border that I myself have circumvented. It is that crossed border (the border beyond which my own "I" ends) which attracts me most. For beyond that border begins the secret the novel asks about. This novel is not the author's confession; it is an investigation of human life in the trap the world has become.

Milan Kundera

Source: The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Emily Dickinson on eternity, exploration, life, sea, and soul

Exultation is the going
Of an inland soul to sea,
Past the houses - past the headlands -
Into deep Eternity -

Bred as we, among the mountains,
Can the sailor understand
The divine intoxication
Of the first league out from land?

Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)

Source: The Poems of Emily Dickinson

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A Quote by Robert Fulghum on dancing, journey, thought, and exploration

My own movement of thought is not meant to be a straight point-to-point, linear line of march, but horizontal exploration from one area of interest to another.  There is no ultimate destination - no finish line to cross, no final conclusion to be reached.  It's the way I feel about dancing - you move around a lot, not to get somewhere, but to be somewhere in time.

Robert Fulghum (1937 -)

Source: Uh-Oh, Pages: 28

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Thomas Stearns Eliot on love, calling, exploration, and soul

With the drawing of this Love and the voice of this Calling
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive at what we started
And know the place for the first time

T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)

Source: Four Quartets

Contributed by: Pam

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