If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.
Research is about following the gleam into the dark. It's also about being sensitive enough to know which fact is "the creative fact; the fertile fact; the fact that suggests and engenders," as opposed to the fact that deadens and kills a delicate new project.
When I do research, I cast my net very widely and then snatch what feels right out of that. Occasionally I'll read a specific book for a specific book, but usually I'm trying to increase my general understanding.
The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is 'What does a woman want?'
Research must continue to be the centerpiece of intellectual life, and our commitment to research must grow, because our problems are growing.
I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.
Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.
Before researchers become researches they should become philosophers.
To retain my fascination with chemistry, I have had to change my research fields about every 10 years.
Imagination is the highest form of research.
The way to do research is to attack the facts at the point of greatest astonishment.
Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
It is this research into pure painting that is the problem at the present moment. I do not know any painters in Paris who are really searching for this ideal world.
Once you start to look into the guts of climate change you find that just about every scientific institution in the world is conducting research on the issue.
Paintings are but research and experiment. I never do a painting as a work of art. All of them are researches. I search constantly and there is a logical sequence in all this research.
The 'public' artist confirms the world that we already accept, though he inevitably widens our experience of it; his method is one of research, the progressive uncovering of detail.
After all, the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth.
Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Research is creating new knowledge.
The book 'A Reliable Wife' is a slice of American history. It takes a part of American history and tells a story about the purchase of a wife by a Wisconsin businessman. The research of that would have been really interesting.
Certainly the research shows that grateful people are more innovative thinkers.
What is research but a blind date with knowledge?
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