Thoughts on search

Published: Jul 9, 2016 06:43:51 AM IST
Updated: Jul 8, 2016 03:35:50 PM IST

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

If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail.


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

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
—George A Moore


 The ultimate search engine would basically understand everything in the world, and it would always give you the right thing. And we’re a long, long way from that.
—Larry Page


When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.
—Joseph Joubert


He who would search for pearls must dive below.
—John Dryden

When trying to locate something, search your mind first.
—Craig Bruce


What we seek is some kind of compensation for what we put up with.
—Haruki Murakami

The search for the truth is the most important work in the whole world, and the most dangerous.
—James Clavell


Be careful going in search of adventure—it’s ridiculously easy to find.
—William Least Heat-Moon

The way to find a needle in a haystack is to sit down
— Beryl Markham

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