Top 252 Discovery Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Discovery Quotes from famous people such as Deborra-Lee Furness, Daniel J. Boorstin, Tom Scholz, Sylvia Browne, Zareen Khan, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

My most amazing discovery was becoming a mother. It cha

My most amazing discovery was becoming a mother. It changed everything. I can’t imagine my life without these little beings.
Deborra-Lee Furness
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Musical accidents are a gold mine. The thing about accidental discoveries is they won’t be made unless you put yourself in a position to make that discovery. To do that means hundreds of hours, days and weeks where you do things and don’t discover anything.
Tom Scholz
Steve Jobs was Galileo in a past life. Discovery was instinctual for him.
Sylvia Browne
I am Salman’s discovery and I have no problems when people say that. Whatever I am today is because of him. I feel very proud that I am associated with him.
Zareen Khan
I kind of date my musical discovery back to when I was 13 years old, getting my iTunes account and using that as a major tool to discover new music.
Nick Jonas
Boy, when you come to study something, and you come to understand it – you know, even if it’s just a little discovery that you make, and you come to understand it on your own, it feels it’s like the greatest high. It’s like you just have found some incredibly secretive thing about nature.
Carolyn Porco
My background is in broadcast television – I used to be a travel host for BBC, Discovery, and National Geographic.
Henry Golding
We’re lucky in that channels like Science, Animal Planet and Discovery are essentially universal in terms of their appeal. If you wake up in Moscow and put on the Science channel, it doesn’t feel like an American channel, it feels like their channel.
David Zaslav
I never watch MTV. I don’t have time to watch TV. And when I do, I’m watching the Discovery Channel. ‘Deadliest Catch: Crab Fishing in Alaska,’ that’s my show.
Carly Schroeder
By the time I was six, I made an important discovery that I get along much better with animals than humans.
Glenn Gould
Customer discovery is the process of translating a founder’s vision for the company into hypotheses about each component of the business model and creating a set of experiments to test each hypothesis.
Steve Blank
The basic discovery about any people is the discovery of the relationship between men and women.
Pearl S. Buck
I think it is the natural and innate function of certain organisms to secrete beauty in permanent forms we call artworks, to respond to beauty by answering its discovery with a new beauty.
Katherine Dunn
Effective health care depends on self-care; this fact is currently heralded as if it were a discovery.
Ivan Illich
Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Will Durant
The discovery of the habit loop is important because it reveals a basic truth: When a habit emerges, the brain stops fully participating in decision making. It stops working so hard, or diverts focus to other tasks.
Charles Duhigg
The thrill of science is the process. It’s a social process. It’s a process of collective discovery. It’s debate, it’s experimentation and it’s verification of claims that might be false. It’s the greatest foundation for a society.
Greg Graffin
Through every rift of discovery some seeming anomaly drops out of the darkness, and falls, as a golden link into the great chain of order.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
The most extraordinary thing about trying to piece together the missing links in the evolutionary story is that when you do find a missing link and put it in the story, you suddenly need all these other missing links to connect to the new discovery. The gaps and questions actually increase – it’s extraordinary.
David Attenborough
If a poem is each time new, then it is necessarily an act of discovery, a chance taken, a chance that may lead to fulfillment or disaster.
A. R. Ammons
Socialism, on the contrary, extends its function to the description of society as it should be, and the discovery of the means of making it what it should be.
Benjamin Tucker
Every time I play ‘Part of Your World,’ a whole part of my life comes back to me. It’s just inescapable – it was an innocent time, and a sense of discovery that we were all involved with.
Alan Menken
Well, it wasn’t a holiday, but I had expected to do some sightseeing when I went to Haiti to film a series called ‘True Horror’ for Discovery. Before I arrived, our film crew were kidnapped and held at knifepoint.
Anthony Head
Universal orthodoxy is enriched by every new discovery of truth: what at first appeared universal, by wishing to stand still, sooner or later becomes a sect.
Edgar Quinet
Second issue is the rapidly accelerating increase in the number of vulnerabilities that get discovered every day. And, equally importantly, is the shortening of time between the discovery of the vulnerability and the release of an exploit.
John W. Thompson
Science is not a collection of facts; it is a process of discovery.
Robert Zubrin
Look, I’m going to take full advantage of this situation just because I love working with great filmmakers. But I’ve been around for a while, and I’m not going to play into the hype that I’m some great, you know, discovery.
Josh Brolin
In the theatre, people talk. Talk, talk until the cows come home about journeys of discovery and about what Hazlitt thought of a line of Shakespeare. I can’t stand it.
Anthony Hopkins
It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous.
Aldous Huxley
I’ve written books as acts of discovery: things I need to know and that I need to touch. And it’s very dangerous work to deal with the most toxic internal elements… I feel like Madame Curie at my computer. I feel like I should be hemorrhaging from my eyes and ears.
Kate Braverman
Even before the discovery of copper South Australia had

Even before the discovery of copper South Australia had turned the corner.
Catherine Helen Spence
One might almost say that the history of geographical discovery, properly so called, begins with Captain Cook, the motive of whose voyages was purely scientific curiosity.
Joseph Jacobs
My strength was in singing and songwriting, which was a new discovery for me when I was 18. And I decided if I pursued songwriting, which is what was closest to my heart, then there would be no competition. I would just live my life being myself and living my dream.
Jason Mraz
Cod is more responsible for the discovery of the New World than almost anything else. Drove the Vikings across the North Atlantic, and John Cabot discovered America by looking for cod.
Graydon Carter
I don’t recall exactly when I first began reading about Lewis and Clark and their Corps of Discovery, but I suspect that it was in fourth grade.
Joseph Bruchac
I love going to museums, especially the Met, because there’s always room for discovery, or the Neue Galerie. It’s a great jewel box.
Aerin Lauder
While you certainly will recognize ‘Outlander’ if you’ve been reading the books, there’s also this wonderful sense of novelty and discovery about it because of all the little new touches and twists. I watch it in utter fascination waiting to see what will happen.
Diana Gabaldon
Things changed with the discovery of neutron stars and black holes – objects with gravitational fields so intense that dramatic space and time-warping effects occur.
Paul Davies
Everyone talks about discovery, but I really believe that great content finds its audience.
Mitch Lasky
Seldom in the history of medicine has the recognition of the most effective cure followed as swiftly on the heels of the discovery of a disease as the establishment of the complete effectiveness of iodothyrin and thyroidin followed the recognition of cachexia thyreopriva.
Emil Theodor Kocher
In our case, finding a Lucy is unique. No one will ever find another Lucy. You can’t order one from a biological supply house. It’s a unique discovery, a unique specimen.
Donald Johanson
SOON was the first novel where I used a rough outline. Usually I have characters and an idea and write as a process of discovery. Like working without a net.
Jerry B. Jenkins
We must expect the discovery of many as yet unknown elements-for example, elements analogous to aluminum and silicon- whose atomic weight would be between 65 and 75.
Dmitri Mendeleev
To start with, pharma was an industry based on innovation, drug discovery.
Kallam Anji Reddy
The important discovery I made very early is that my novels had to be written without any given plan or outline. I can’t do it in any other way. But then they are dependent on the sentences, my intuition, and, as I have experienced many times, the subconscious.
Per Petterson
Reading to our children and our grandchildren is something we can all try to do every day of the year. Not only does it give us pleasure but it leads them on a voyage of discovery and enrichment that only books can bring.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
We are concerned that, in a few years time, this place of discovery, with its wealth of human fossils, the like of which can be found nowhere else in the world, could be completely destroyed.
Richard Leakey
The mountains seem to have conquered us long before we set foot on them, and they will remain long after our brief existence. This indomitable force of the mountains gives us humans a blank canvas on which to paint the drive of discovery and, in the process, test the limits of human performance.
Conrad Anker
As a graduate student I studied mathematics fairly broadly, and I was fortunate enough, besides developing the idea which led to ‘Non-Cooperative Games,’ also to make a nice discovery relating to manifolds and real algebraic varieties.
John Forbes Nash, Jr.
I was really lost for a while in my teens. I was angry. But when I found music – Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell – it was a new discovery. It was a door to this other world where I wanted to be.
Ray LaMontagne