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  • We find what we search for — or, if we don't find it, we become it.

  • What we seek we do not find — that would be too trim and tidy for so reckless and opulent a thing as life. It is something else we find.

  • The good writer and the good actor are always searching for what is essential. It is a never-ending task because what is essential is always elusive and, therefore, fascinating.

  • When you stop looking for something, you see it right in front of you.

  • I will never be satisfied. Life is one constant search for betterment for me.

    • Jayne Mansfield,
    • 1967, in Raymond Strait, Here They Are--Jayne Mansfield ()
  • Searching goes on forever.

    • Judy Kain,
    • in Jim Downs, The Book of Positive Qualities ()
  • Every search has its own momentum. It is why a search makes such an excellent plot for a film or story.

  • Living would be a terribly pedestrian business without the impatient ones. The seekers. Always searching for something new, something relevant to leave their mark on. Always on tiptoe, anticipating discovery. Such people find change as necessary as the air they breathe.

  • I keep telling you that often the search proves more profitable than the goal.

  • We are so made that when we have achieved a system of thought which explains everything beautifully, we have reached the point where we must begin to give it up. We are contented with it only as long as it is incomplete and we are trying to fit things into it.

  • [They] hunted mushrooms with Moravian cunning and passion.