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Fact Finding Quotes


"That punt was higher than Marion Berry on a fact-finding tour of Cartagena." - Dennis Miller

"Not fact-finding, but attainment to philosophy is the aim of science." - Martin H Fischer

"We are finding out that what looked like a neglected house a year ago is in fact a ruin." - Vaclav Havel

"It's kind of fun being the cute, little one. In fact, I'm finding it hard to grow out of that." - Katie Holmes

"Life is not about finding our limitations, it's about finding our infinity." - Herbie Hancock

"Love is not finding someone to live with; it's finding someone you can't live without." - Raphael Montanez Ortiz

"Good Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Easter. Bad Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Xmas." - Jack Handey

"In fact, I think more broadly about what an audience requires, but I want an audience to be fascinated by the process of finding an answer, or finding out there isn't one." - Robert Redford

"In short, evolution is as close to being a scientific fact as is possible for any theory, given that science is open - ended and no one can predict with certainty what may change in the future. The prospect that evolution by natural selection, at least as a broad mechanism, will be overthrown in the future is about as likely as the prospect of finding out some day that the Earth is really flat. Unfortunately, those who regard these scientific facts as a threat to faith have chosen to distort and misrepresent them to the public." - Victor J. Stenger

"Are you referring to the fact that you can't walk across a flat, stable surface without finding something to trip over?" - Stephenie Meyer

"Most people, in fact, will not take the trouble in finding out the truth, but are much more inclined to accept the first story they hear." - Thucydides

"There are probably more fact-finding tours of Nicaragua right now than there are facts- the country has shortages of practically everything." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Later, when we were forced to accept the fact that finding gold was really the primary object of a gold-mining company, we still remained there" - Bret Harte

"Leaps look good in the movies, but in fact, success is mostly about finding a path and walking it one step at a time." - Seth

"You know they say the most dangerous person of the world is a member of the United States Congress just home from a three-day fact-finding trip." - Johnny Isakson

"I have a very long pre-writing process where I'm jotting down ideas in a notebook and ripping out relevant newspaper articles - a long fact-finding mission." - Megan Mccafferty

"Women today are dealing with both their independence and also the fact that their lives are built around finding and satisfying the romantic models we grew up with." - Jane Campion

"When the artist finds himself he is lost. The fact that he has succeeded in never finding himself is regarded by Max Ernst as his only lasting achievement." - Max Ernst

"One of the challenges you will face is finding a job in our depressed economy, ... In fact, the chances of finding a job are about as good as finding weapons of mass destruction in the Iraqi desert - slim and none, and slim just left the building." - Will Ferrell

"Because a known fact is better than an unknown fact." - Mark Spitz

"Try finding love, rather than finding fault." - Gerald Jampolsky

"Unfortunately, philosophers of science usually regard scientific realism and scientific anti-realism as monistic doctrines. The assumption is that there is one goal of all scientific inference - finding propositions that are true, or finding propositions that are predictively accurate. In fact, there are multiple goals. Sometimes realism is the right interpretation of a scientific problem, while at other times instrumentalism is." - Elliott Sober

"The principle of martial arts is not a thing that can be learned, like a science, by fact-finding and instruction in facts. It has to grow spontaneously, like a flower, in a mind free from emotions and desires." - Bruce Lee

"For me to be a saint means to be myself. Therefore the problem of sanctity and salvation is in fact the problem of finding out who I am and of discovering my true self." - Thomas Merton

"Writing is nearly always a matter of finding whatever your brain needs to trick it into being creative, and in my case, a tiny little bit of fact just seems to work." - Emma Donoghue

"I mean, the radical contingency that is - that exists and the fact that I'm going into the streets and finding random strangers any given day - who's in these streets that day?" - Kehinde Wiley

"We cannot handle injustice by finding more ways to impose what is in fact "right" on people. It has to come from the inside. And that's where the church should be working." - Dallas Willard

"If you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted in pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days." - Annie Dillard

"Wherever we go, there seems to be only one business at hand - that of finding workable compromises between the sublimity of our ideas and the absurdity of the fact of us." - Annie Dillard

"The saddest fact of climate change - and the chief reason we should be concerned about finding a proper response - is that the countries it will hit hardest are already among the poorest and most long-suffering." - Bjorn Lomborg

"Perhaps they thought I was on a fact-finding mission, never for one moment thinking that a man of my age and build could be suffering from bulimia nervosa, but that's what the consultant said I had." - John Prescott

"I like the idea of people coming to opera for the first time and finding it an enjoyable experience. I don't like the fact that opera is seen as elitist and all black ties and that stuff." - Rory Bremner

"Young people, who are still uncertain of their identity, often try on a succession of masks in the hope of finding the one which suits them - the one, in fact, which is not a mask." - W H Auden

"After all, how can a mere dragon expect to tell a man like yourself what to do? In fact, everyone should stand in awe of your brilliance of finding the only dead end. - Saphira" - Christopher Paolini

"If we are incapable of finding peace in ourselves, it is pointless to search elsewhere." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"When one experiences truth, the madness of finding fault with others disappears." - S. N. Goenka

"Science is nothing but the finding of analogy, identity, in the most remote parts." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Some of my greatest pleasures have come from finding ways to overcome obstacles." - John Wooden

"By finding the courage to be ourselves, we gain the power to make a difference." - Lindsey Stirling

"Finding love requires perseverance." - Marshall Sylver

"Somehow the fact of enormous privilege and freedom carries with it a sense of impotence, which is a strange, but striking, phenomenon. The fact is, we can do just about anything. There is no difficulty, wherever you are, in finding groups that are working hard on things that concern you." - Noam Chomsky

"Necessity is an interpretation, not a fact." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Finding someone you love and who loves you back is a wonderful, wonderful feeling. But finding a true soul mate is an even better feeling. A soul mate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no other, will be there for you forever, no matter what. They say that nothing lasts forever, but I am a firm believer in the fact that for some, love lives on even after we're gone." - Cecelia Ahern

"Complaining is finding faults, wisdom is finding solutions" - Ajahn Brahm

"Finding an old friend is like finding a lost treasure." - Anthony D. Williams

"The strength of a man consists in finding out the way God is going, and going that way." - Henry Ward Beecher

"We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly." - Sam Keen

"Finding beauty in the dissonance" - Maynard James Keenan

"Finding God in All Things." - Ignatius Loyola

"Finding God in All Things." - Ignatius Of Loyola

"One of the many reasons for the bewildering and tragic character of human existence is the fact that social organization is at once necessary and fatal. Men are forever creating such organizations for their own convenience and forever finding themselves the victims of their home-made monsters." - Aldous Huxley

"...the pretense is made, as it has been made in relation to the finding of any extension of truth, that to do away with right and wrong would produce uncivilized people, immorality, lawlessness and social chaos. The fact is that most psychiatrists and psychologists and other respected people have escaped from moral chains and are able to think freely." - Brock Chisholm

"According to the prevailing mythology, to be younger is to be better; therefore, we should expect to find young people in the majority of those who reflect high well-being... In fact, the one finding that registered more consistently and emphatically than any other in the course of my research was this: Older is better." - Gail Sheehy

"By playing slowly during the early phases of a game I am able to grasp the basic requirements of each position. Then, despite being in time pressure, I have no difficulty in finding the best continuation. Incidentally, it is an odd fact that more often than not it is my opponent who gets the jitters when I am compelled to make these hurried moves." - Samuel Reshevsky

"As far as population size goes, big is no longer important, and it can even be a drawback. In fact, the future belongs more to second-tier cities. Any place can become a world-class center today by finding an area in which it outperforms others, by thinking for the long term, by expanding its competitive abilities and by operating globally." - Charles Landry

"In fact, every woman I met seemed disposable and replaceable. I was experiencing seducer's paradox: The better a seducer I became, the less I loved women. Success was no longer defined by getting laid or finding a girlfriend, but by how well I performed." - Neil Strauss

"The power of administrative bodies to make finding of fact which may be treated as conclusive, if there is evidence both ways, is a power of enormous consequence. An unscrupulous administrator might be tempted to say Let me find the facts for the people of my country, and I care little who lays down the general principles." - Charles Evans Hughes

"He didn't like it all that much when he first came - all the rubbish and the rush - but it was growing on him, it wasn't half bad. Coming to the city was like entering a tunnel, he said, and finding to your surprise that the light at the end didn't matter; sometimes in fact the tunnel made the light tolerable." - Colum Mccann

"You know, there is an argument to be made that these extensions of unemployment benefits keep people from going and finding jobs. In fact there are some studies that have been done that show people stay on unemployment compensation and they don't look for a job until two or three weeks before they know the benefits are going to run out." - Tom Delay

"The basic skill of an actor is, in fact, empathy, and that's maybe not a skill, it's a disposition. I am an assistant storyteller. I enjoy feeling useful to a team effort. It's my way of finding a use for myself, a utility in this world." - Harrison Ford

"I suppose every poet has his own private mythology. Maybe he's unaware of it. People tell me that I have evolved a private mythology of tigers, of blades, of labyrinths, and I'm unaware of the fact this is so. My readers are finding it all the time. But I think perhaps that is the duty of poet." - Jorge Luis Borges

"This is not a legitimate congressional exercise. This is not a fact-finding hearing. This is theater. This is a charade. This is stage craft. This is nothing more than a political hit job on a women`s right to choose. Which, by the way, is constitutionally protected." - Hakeem Jeffries

"Theater is all about the rehearsal process. In fact, I think a lot of times opening night there's a mixed sadness because you're finished with a lot of people's favorite part of the process, which is finding the character and discovering it, and then you get to live it." - Debra Winger

"The power of administrative bodies to make finding of fact which may be treated as conclusive, if there is evidence both ways, is a power of enormous consequence. An unscrupulous administrator might be tempted to say "Let me find the facts for the people of my country, and I care little who lays down the general principles." - Charles Evans Hughes

"All governments use force and all assert that they are founded on reason. In fact, whether universal suffrage prevails or not, it is always an oligarchy that governs, finding ways to give to'the will of the people'the expression which the few desire." - Vilfredo Pareto

"Boredom is the most sublime of all human emotions because it expresses the fact that the human spirit, in a certain sense, is greater than the entire universe. Boredom is an expression of a profound despair at not finding anything that can satisfy the soul's boundless needs." - Giacomo Leopardi

"No movement finding itself in this stage of struggle can operate by getting authority from the leading body of the political organs for even minor action that is taken and we don't even know in the case of the actions which have publicize whether they are in fact our people." - Joe Slovo

"Experiments show that children in unsupervised groups are capable of answering questions many years ahead of the material they're learning in school. In fact, they seem to enjoy the absence of adult supervision, and they are very confident of finding the right answer." - Sugata Mitra

"No amount of belief makes something a fact." - James Randi

"There is, in fact, no teaching without learning." - Paulo Freire

"My statements are just a statement of fact." - Nancy Pelosi

"In fact my son subscribes to Pro Bull Rider magazine." - Chris Ledoux

"I do know what it's like to worry about bills, I do know what it's like to worry about even finding a child-minder, never mind paying them." - Frances O'Grady

"Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer." - Denis Waitley

"The unfulfilling job is not the failure; not pursuing your dreams is the real failure. Developing a vision requires conquering your fears and finding motivation from within." - Peter Murphy

"A good marriage is at least 80% good luck in finding the right person at the right time. The rest is trust." - Nanette Newman

"Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Make a game of finding something positive in every situation. Ninety-five percent of your emotions are determined by how you interpret events to yourself." - Brian Tracy

"We haven't failed. We now know a thousand things that won't work, so we are much closer to finding what will." - Thomas A Edison

"Fear is finding fault with the future." - Ajahn Brahm

"Finding patterns is the essence of wisdom" - Dennis Prager

"Creativeness is finding patterns where none exist." - Thomas M. Disch

"Islam is about finding your own space." - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"Wisdom is finding joy in bewilderment" - Peter S Beagle

"Finding clothes in the South was impossible." - Justin Townes Earle

"Victory comes from finding opportunities in problems." - Sun Tzu

"Discovery begins by finding the discoverer." - George Iles

"Finding is reserved for those who reach." - Jim Rohn

"Nothing is easier than fault finding." - Og Mandino

"My principal focus is finding great dramas." - Colin Callender

"Life is all about finding your place." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"I regret not finding Osama Bin Laden." - George W Bush

"Finding Nirvana is like locating silence." - Jack Kerouac

"Traditional science is all about finding shortcuts." - Rudy Rucker

"Inspiration is finding something that excites you." - Connie Smith

"Islam is about finding your own space." - Kareem Abduljabbar

"I believe in finding a soulmate." - Scarlett Johansson

"'Finding Nemo' was originally shot in 3D." - John Lasseter

"It is my experience that marriage does not make one happier. It destroys the illusion that has been the essence of one's previous existence, that there existed something like a soul-mate. The feeling of not being understood is heightened in marriage by the fact that one's entire life beforehand had the aim of finding a being who would understand one. But isn't it better to exist without such an illusion and look this great lonely truth straight in the eye?" - Paula Modersohn-Becker

"If a man has a sense of identity that does not depend on being shored up by someone else, it cannot be eroded by someone else. If a woman has a sense of identity that does not depend on finding that identity in someone else, she cannot lose her identity in someone else. And so we return to the central fact: it is necessary to be." - Jo Coudert

"The world is fairly studded and strewn with pennies cast broadside by a generous hand. But- and this is the point- who gets excited by a mere penny? But if you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted in pennies, you have with your poverty bought a lifetime of days." - Annie Dillard

"The only boring part of it is finding the fact that got you from point A to point B. Most actors, if they're being honest, are not going to say that that's the most stimulating acting work they've ever done. But the dynamics of staring into the face of evil and it looking back at you, and seeing yourself in that or not, is interesting." - Benjamin McKenzie

"I know I'm going to have to get beyond being George H.W. Bush's son and Barbara's son - for which I'm really proud. And I'm going to get beyond being George W.'s brother for which I am extraordinarily proud as well, there's a lot of interest in finding the ways that we are different and all this. Well, the simple fact is that we're all on our own life's journey - my brothers and sister are different than me." - Jeb Bush

"It is true to say that for me sanctity consists in being myself and for you sanctity consists of being yourself and that, in the last analysis, your sanctity will never be mine and mine will never be yours, except in the communism of charity and grace. For me to be a saint means to be myself. Therefore the problem of sanctity and salvation is in fact the problem of finding out who I am and of discovering my true self." - Thomas Merton

"From study of known normal brains we have learned that there is a certain range of variation. No two brains are exactly alike, and the greatest source of error in the assertions of Benedict and Lombroso has been the finding of this or that variation in a criminal's brains, and maintaining such to be characteristic of the 'criminal constitution,' unmindful of the fact that like variations of structure may and do exist in the brains of normal, moral persons." - Edward Anthony Spitzka

"But it seems to me equally obvious that the orderliness is not all-pervasive. There are streaks of order to be found among the chaos, and the nature of scientific method is to seek these out and to stick to them when found and to reject or neglect the chaos. It is obvious that we have succeeded in finding some order in nature, but this fact in itself does not prove anything farther." - Arthur David Ritchie

"Perhaps it was Maggie, perhaps not. In solitary moments magpies will perch on a branch and mutter soft soliloquies of whines and squeals and chatterings, oblivious to what goes on around them. It is one of those things, I suppose, intelligence now and then does, must in fact now and then do, must think, must play, must imagine, must talk to itself. ... What, finally, intelligence could be for: finding your way back." - Stanley Crawford

"Rex Tillerson is 's in the business of exploring and finding oil across the globe. You have to go where the oil is at, and the fact that he actually has a relationship with people like Vladimir Putin and others across the globe is something that shouldn't be - we shouldn't be embarrassed by it, it's something that I think could be a huge advantage to the United States." - Reince Priebus

"I want to keep growing as a writer. I find myself doing unexpected projects and sort of challenging my idea of where I am in my career, or what I'm supposed to be doing. In fact, I'm not supposed to be doing anything. Just finding projects that are challenging to me. I want to be a writer who keeps growing and figuring out new things and hopefully people will follow me along as I publish these things." - Colson Whitehead

"I definitely have friends who - they've gone to multiple jobs, they've had trouble finding jobs, some have gone back to school - it's a very transitional period in anyone's life. I think definitely people have, even like my girlfriend for example, she works her job - and just the fact that she has a job - she just feels super lucky in this economy. But it can really shape, I think, the way you view the world." - Chris Baio

"I'm finding that everything sells. I've been toying with the fact that I have this big giant glass jar with the metal screw lid on it that's full of ribbons and memorabilia from conventions and stuff. I've got buttons and I have all of my Walt Disney Mickey Mouse credit cards. I'm wondering in my old age if anyone would pay for a credit card with Mickey Mouse on it issued to me. I wonder if anyone would pay anything for that?" - Mike Royer

"Finding a sanctuary, a place apart from time, is not so different from finding a faith." - Pico Iyer

"Happiness lies not in finding what is missing, but in finding what is present." - Tara Brach

"Just as you are pleased at finding faults, you are displeased at finding perfections." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"Forget about finding your passion. Instead, focus on finding big problems." - Mark Cuban

"Just so far as we are pleased at finding faults, are we displeased at finding perfection." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"More important than finding the teacher is finding and following the truth of the teaching...." - Sogyal Rinpoche

"It's not about finding a home so much as finding yourself" - Jason Behr

"Finding the cutest guy in A.A. is like finding the cutest loony in the bin." - Carrie Fisher

"The difficulty lies, not in finding a producer, but in finding a consumer." - Jean-Baptiste Say

"Pleasured equally In seeking as in finding, Each detail minding, Old Walt went seeking And finding." - Langston Hughes

"It's not about finding a home so much as finding yourself." - Jason Behr

"Finding a good bus driver can be as important as finding a good musician." - Reba Mcentire

"Finding joy is probably tantamount to finding yourself and being comfortable in your own skin." - Morgan Freeman

"In writing biography, fact and fiction shouldn't be mixed. And if they are, the fiction parts should be printed in red ink, the fact parts in black ink." - Catherine Drinker Bowen

"What affects men sharply about a foreign nation is not so much finding or not finding familiar things; it is rather not finding them in the familiar place." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Science is about finding ever better approximations rather than pretending you have already found ultimate truth. A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"People have a peculiar pleasure in making converts, that is, in causing others to enjoy what they enjoy, thus finding their own likeness represented and reflected back to them." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I was a man who was lucky enough to have discovered a political theory, a man who was caught up in the whirlpool of Cuba's political crisis...; discovering Marxism...was like finding a map in the forest." - Fidel Castro

"Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it." - Og Mandino

"In the matter of religion, people eagerly fasten their eyes on the difference between their own creed and yours; whilst the charm of the study is in finding the agreements and identities in all the religions of humanity." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The real meditation is ... the meditation on one's identity. Ah, voila une chose!! You try it. You try finding out why you're you and not somebody else. And who in the blazes are you anyhow? Ah, voila une chose!" - Ezra Pound

"Patience is the art of finding something else to do." - Groucho Marx

"Peace in the world relies on individuals finding inner peace." - Dalai Lama

"Its all about finding the calm in the chaos." - Donna Karan

"Genius is finding the invisible link between things." - Vladimir Nabokov

"Scholars dream of finding small facts pregnant with great progeny." - Mason Cooley

"Searching for happiness prevents us from ever finding it." - Pema Chodron

"I criticize by creation - not by finding fault." - Cicero

"Take responsibility for finding your one true love" - Bo Sanchez

"Don't worry about finding your soul mate. Find yourself." - Jason Evert

"Love is nothing other than finding the truth." - Rumi

"Finding peace within, to find peace all throughout" - Casar Jacobson

"Pardon me for finding the glass half full." - Rupert Giles

"It's easy finding reasons why other folks should be patient." - George Eliot

"Entrepreneurship is the art of finding profitable solutions to problems." - Brian Tracy

"Supposing is good, but finding out is better." - Mark Twain

"Concentrate on finding your goal, then concentrate on reaching it." - Michael Friedsam

"Were getting closer and closer to finding a habitable world." - Sara Seager

"Sometimes happiness consists of finding the right balance of misery." - Orson Scott Card



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