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Lenin was the first to discover that capitalism 'inevitably' caused war; and he discovered this only when the First World War was already being fought. Of course he was right. Since every great state was capitalist in 1914.

- A. J. P. Taylor

New Which

We discovered a mechanism which is like the garbage machine of the body. We need to remove damaged proteins and create new ones in their place, and we discovered the machine that does this.

- Aaron Ciechanover

Access Been

A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.

- Abraham Lincoln

Shield Archives

I discovered 'The Shield' back around 2010, when the Archie superheroes were licensed to DC Comics. From there, I went back into the archives and discovered this whole universe of characters, and I was hooked.

- Adam Christopher

Expanding About

We've known for a long time that the universe is expanding. But about 15 years ago, my colleagues and I discovered that it is expanding faster and faster. That is, the universe is accelerating, and that was not expected, but it is now attributed to this mysterious stuff called dark energy which seems to make up about 70 percent of the universe.

- Adam Riess

Play Expanding

Einstein wrestled with a problem back before we even knew the universe was expanding, and he was looking for a way to keep the universe from collapsing. And so he discovered, in his theory of gravity, something like this dark energy - he called it a cosmological constant - could play this role, pushing things away.

- Adam Riess

About Fossils

I have discovered that if you take all the places of Greek myths, those specific locales turn out to be abundant fossil sites, but there is also a lot of natural knowledge embedded in those myths, showing that Greek perceptions about fossils were pretty amazing for prescientific people.

- Adrienne Mayor

Process Product

I discovered I was passionate about the creative process, the product development, creating a concept around a fragrance or lipstick.

- Aerin Lauder

My Own Like

What I discovered in Berlin was this immense freedom because it felt like you could start any kind of project and nobody would care... and that's what I sort of adopted to my own.

- Agnes Obel

Mind New

I discovered how science is truly a universal language, one that forges new connections among individuals and opens the mind to ideas that go far beyond the classroom.

- Ahmed Zewail

Muslim Melting

In adapting to life in the melting pot of America, I discovered that the same soft power of science has a huge influence in building bridges between cultures and religions - and has the potential to do so with the Muslim world.

- Ahmed Zewail

Career Need

I discovered early in my career as an entrepreneur that I'm not good at many things, and I said 'I need help.'

- Alain Bouchard

New Very

The real evolution is to learn something new every day - it's very important for chefs to share what they have discovered.

- Alain Ducasse

Offended Away

My favorite thing about making movies is that it's the only area of human life that I've ever discovered where I can walk away from somebody in the middle of a conversation with somebody and they won't be offended.

- Alan Arkin

Fact Other

People always had something to say about the fact I was odd looking, bigger than other people, that I was awkward. When I discovered punk, I bought into it. That look, combined with being fat, made me even less of what people thought a young woman should be.

- Alison Moyet


Now that we've discovered how to actually develop policies and projects holistically, if we can get the barriers out of the way and release the creativity that's in our universities, our farming organizations, amongst our farmers and land managers, we'll be astounded. As I'd like to express it, the human spirit will fly.

- Allan Savory

Past Hiring

Air America Radio was thinking of hiring me, but they discovered something in my past that didn't sit well with them: radio experience.

- Alan Colmes

Book Like

What I discovered is I don't like to repeat lead characters because one of the most pleasurable things in a book to me is learning about the lead.

- Alan Furst

Belong Before

Back before the Kuiper Belt was discovered, Pluto did look like a misfit that didn't belong with either the terrestrials or the giant planets.

- Alan Stern

Other Apollo

The basic story for Golden Spike is that we discovered a way to create do-it-yourself Apollo programs for other countries.

- Alan Stern

Plucked Grinder

I was discovered, or mentored, by Norman Lear, who plucked me from the grinder of relative obscurity.

- Alan Thicke


When truth is discovered by someone else, it loses something of its attractiveness.

- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Artist Other

Other than the 'Sesame Street' soundtrack, which I was obsessed with, the first artist I really felt I'd discovered on my own was Amy Winehouse. She was the first female artist I wanted to write like and sing like and be like.

- Alessia Cara

Student Shop

Boho to me is a first-year student who's just discovered the tie-dye shop.

- Alex Kapranos

Happy About

It would be really great if I discovered a cure for cancer, but it would only be a little bit less great if my neighbor did. So I am pretty happy when my neighbor becomes wealthier, better educated and more innovative. I feel the same about China and India.

- Alex Tabarrok

Thought Feel

I first visited the Philippines when I was 29. I thought I would feel at home there, but I felt more out of place than I did in the U.S. I discovered I was more American than Filipino. It was shattering because I never felt quite at home in the U.S., either.

- Alex Tizon

College Maine

When I left the state of Maine for college, I met my first really rich friends, and I discovered summer could be a verb.

- Alexander Chee


The same products, services or technologies can fail or succeed depending on the business model you choose. Exploring the possibilities is critical to finding a successful business model. Settling on first ideas risks the possibility of missing potential that can only be discovered by prototyping and testing different alternatives.

- Alexander Osterwalder

Tell Stories

I used to tell strange, wild, improbable tales akin to ghost stories, and discovered a taste for spinning yarns.

- Algernon Blackwood

New Most

Everything I discovered was new and most of it was really valuable.

- Alice Hamilton


People are so passionate... Now that I have discovered Twitter, it's become so fun that people are really into this 'Clexa' thing, and there's such a great response to their relationship.

- Alycia Debnam-Carey

Dancing Very

I've recently discovered Cardiobar. It's in L.A. and it has Cardio Aerobics. It's all women with no shoes on, dancing to upbeat music. I'm just dripping sweat at the end of the class. It's very fun for me, and it makes me want to work out.

- Amber Stevens

Doing Could

Today, you can gain a bunch of followers doing a dance in a cute bikini, and suddenly, you're a superstar. Or you could just be a beautiful girl posting pictures of yourself and get discovered that way.

- Amber Valletta

Politics Play

I ended up in Parliament and soon discovered that emotion really doesn't have any place in politics. It's a much more intricate and complicated game, and I just didn't know how to play it.

- Amitabh Bachchan

Behind Often

My favorite things often have a story behind them and are usually handmade or discovered at a flea market.

- Amy Sedaris

Face Would

I like people who would rather something be discovered than shoved in your face.

- Amy Sedaris

Actually Stevie

I was actually discovered by Kai Millard and Stevie Wonder.

- Andra Day

Beauty Own

At an early age I discovered the beauty in pictures in 'Vogue' magazine and Ebony magazine, and I would read 'The New York Times.' I had to make my own world within my world because I was an only child.

- Andre Leon Talley

Always Been

I was so busy with my studies that I didn't have a musical idol as a teenager. Later, around my 20s, I suddenly discovered the Beatles and the Rolling Stones but I guess my musical idol has always been Strauss.

- Andre Rieu

Artist Rod

I discovered that it was a lonely world being a solo artist. Then I started working with another solo artist, Rod Stewart, and he used to tell me how lonely he was!

- Andy Taylor

Data Average

I now have Grit Scale scores from thousands of American adults. My data provide a snapshot of grit across adulthood. And I've discovered a strikingly consistent pattern: grit and age go hand in hand. Sixty-somethings tend to be grittier, on average, than fifty-somethings, who are in turn grittier than forty-somethings, and so on.

- Angela Duckworth

Good Very

It's a very good thing to teach kids to finish what they started in the sense of fulfilling their commitments. So when my daughter told me on the second track meet that she was done with it because she discovered she didn't like competing, I made her finish the season.

- Angela Duckworth

Like Sure

We, in the late '60s, '70s and '80s, are acting like we have just discovered freedom and liberation. But I'm sure that many women have worked for that for such a long time.

- Angeles Mastretta

Woman Husband

When I was in my 20s, I wanted to be tough. I discovered that I didn't want to be the woman I was raised to be - a good, traditional wife. When I went out in the world to find a husband, I found that husbands weren't ready to accept the kind of woman I was going to be.

- Angeles Mastretta

Thought Couple

One day, I discovered that a couple of people had written 'fanfic' - stories of their own based on my characters. Just the thought of people thinking that hard and deeply about something I've written is incredible.

- Ann Leckie

Here Deal

We discovered that there was a great deal of keen interest in America for the kinds of products that we thought could be produced here. Also there was an interest in Britain for Australian material generally.

- Ann Macbeth

Pretty Very

I write pretty much when I can. I used to be very particular about needing certain conditions for writing, but when I had children, I discovered that I was a lot more flexible than I thought.

- Ann Packer

Think I Think

We've all learned about this disease since it was first discovered several years ago in Europe. And so I think we've learned from the European experience.

- Ann Veneman

Counting Could

Counting one thousand gifts, I discovered I could count on God.

- Ann Voskamp

New Which

New York City has finally hired women to pick up the garbage, which makes sense to me, since, as I've discovered, a good bit of being a woman consists of picking up garbage.

- Anna Quindlen

Dancing Belly

When I first moved to L.A., I didn't have a lot of money to join a gym or take classes, so I improvised. My sister and I went to the library and looked over their DVD collection and discovered Neena and Veena, these Egyptian twins who have a whole series of belly dancing routines. We did them all.

- AnnaLynne McCord

College Couple

I always wanted to be a writer, and I did want to be a novelist. In college I took a couple of classes that taught me I would never be a novelist. I discovered I had no imagination. My short stories were always thinly veiled memoir.

- Anne Fadiman

Gift Romeo

I was in Siena and decided I wanted to write a story set there. Then I discovered that the original story of Romeo and Juliet was set in Siena. It occurred to me that this was too much of a gift - I had to do it. That's how I ended up writing a parallel story to Romeo and Juliet.

- Anne Fortier

Some Having

People can be a bit flagrant when they're having an affair. Most of the time, there's an element of it where they want to be discovered because they're in crisis. They need the boil to be burst, in some way, for a resolution.

- Anne-Marie Duff

Over Woke

I woke in bits, like all children, piecemeal over the years. I discovered myself and the world, and forgot them, and discovered them again.

- Annie Dillard

Doing Been

I'd always been acutely sensitive to my surroundings - and aware that I could make them rather than just observe them. So I began by designing interiors for myself, for friends, for clients - I just felt that I'd discovered my element, and those who really looked at what I was doing liked it - and the rest followed.

- Anouska Hempel

Art Rembrandt

From 17 to 21, I was obsessed by sport and art. In art, I loved the pre-Raphaelites and Rembrandt first. Then I discovered Salvador Dali, and it was like finding something I already knew.

- Anthony Browne

Benefits Read

I used to drink. I didn't like reading, but I discovered the benefits of it. I read that Floyd Mayweather never drinks - and he is the blueprint for boxing.

- Anthony Joshua

Look Teach

Each man must look to himself to teach him the meaning of life. It is not something discovered: it is something molded.

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Worry World

I discovered that the world frightens you with your shortcomings, but if you do not worry about it, you are liberated.

- Anupam Kher


It was only in the early 1990s - during my student years as an aspiring scientist at Delhi University - that I discovered the world of cinema.

- Anurag Kashyap

Business Asked

I asked questions when I was a stripling, and it is not my business to ask questions now, but to teach people what I have discovered.

- Apollonius of Tyana

Like Holland

When I was 16, I really discovered good stuff like Detroit techno or gabba from Holland.

- Apparat

Been Sadly

Both Plockton and the Isle of Muck in north-west Scotland are incredibly beautiful. Sadly, Plockton has been discovered by tourists because it's where they shot Hamish Macbeth.

- Arabella Weir

Learn Study

Columbia University, where I went to study in 1993, insisted its undergraduates learn a foreign language, so I discovered French.

- Aravind Adiga

Own I Remember

I remember the first time I read Freud, I was 25 or 30, and I was expecting it to be about the Oedipus complex. But what I actually discovered confirmed my own common experience, that you also had little boys who loved their fathers and little girls who loved their mothers.

- Arnaud Desplechin

Later Lot

Later, I discovered there was a lot of work to being good in tennis.

- Arthur Ashe

Half Been

We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 - and half the things he knows at 40 hadn't been discovered when he was 20?

- Arthur C. Clarke

Medical Which

The pursuit of curiosity about the basic facts of nature has proven, with few exceptions throughout the history of medical science, to be the route by which the successful drugs and devices of modern medicine were discovered.

- Arthur Kornberg

London Other

You have to remember that although Gandhi and Churchill only met physically once, their paths crossed again and crossed again all over the globe, from London and South Africa and India and back to London. In fact, I discovered that during the Boer War in 1899 they literally passed yards from each other on the battlefield.

- Arthur L. Herman

Search Gold

The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value.

- Arthur Schopenhauer

Winter Use

When I encountered rich people for the first time, I discovered that not only do they holiday in places that are hard to find on a map, but that they also use the names of seasons as verbs. When they asked me, 'Where did you summer and winter growing up?' I would usually say, 'As a child? The same place I springed and autumned.'

- Artie Lange

Will Hundred

The more cats you have, the longer you live. If you have a hundred cats, you'll live 10 times longer than if you have 10. Someday this will be discovered, and people will have a thousand cats and live forever. It's truly ridiculous.

- Charles Bukowski

Mind Chains

Tyrants have not yet discovered any chains that can fetter the mind.

- Charles Caleb Colton

Life Waste

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.

- Charles Darwin

Ideas Before

It was strange, in a way, because there were no ideas involved in the laser that weren't already known by somebody 25 years before lasers were discovered. The ideas were all there; just, nobody put it together.

- Charles H. Townes

Very Bodies

In 1880 at the Military Hospital at Constantine, I discovered, on the edges of the pigmented spherical bodies in the blood of a patient suffering from malaria, filiform elements resembling flagellae which were moving very rapidly, displacing the neighbouring red cells.

- Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran

Life Think

I think I've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it.

- Charles M. Schulz

Thought About

I was already devouring literature and I was the ripe old age of 15 when I decided to be an actor. I just thought plays were the most fantastic way of expressing life. I thought I'd discovered Shakespeare - 'hey, there's a new guy in town, don't know if anyone's read him.' I was just excited about the whole thing, from day one.

- Chiwetel Ejiofor

Red Lipstick

If I'm feeling down in the dumps, or like I need a pop of colour, I'll put on MAC's Lipstick in Lady Danger. I discovered red lipstick when I did the Oscar season: Chanel sent me one and I realised how classic and glamorous it can be.

- Chloe Sevigny

Play Drinks

After a few drinks, my mom would recite her lines as Portia in 'The Merchant of Venice' from her high school play. But I first discovered Shakespeare properly when I was about five. I used to look for the most complicated books I could find and pretend to be reading them. I wanted people to think I was smart.

- Chris Adrian

Excelled Knew

I never really excelled in any particular subject, but I was just alright at all of them. I never really knew what I wanted to do until I discovered drama.

- Chris Geere

Thought College

After college, I went to Alley Theatre in Houston to work in their apprentice actor program. I thought I was gonna get discovered. It didn't happen. I moved back to Germantown, Tennessee, outside of Memphis, and taught at my old high school.

- Chris Parnell

Knew Had

I knew the lysosomes and peroxisomes because I had discovered them; I knew the mitochondria because I was interested in them. I knew the membrane system because my friend, George Palade, had worked on that.

- Christian de Duve

Next Which

I discovered that bone china was a British invention, which had been developed by a pottery sited next to a slaughterhouse - 'bone' china, of course, contains bones, though we are inclined to forget that.

- Christien Meindertsma

Pepper Shared

My sister and I shared a bedroom our entire lives and I believe she discovered the Beatles when she was about 11 and I'm four years younger. So from the age of 7 until 17 we had nothing but Beatles paraphernalia in our room, even those little stuffed Beatles that went on stands that are dressed as the Sgt. Pepper band.

- Christina Ricci

Younger Album

My sister discovered the Beatles when she was about 11 and I'm four years younger. So we had nothing but Beatles paraphernalia. Every night I fell asleep to a different Beatles album.

- Christina Ricci

Other Stammer

If we discovered that we only had five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them.

- Christopher Morley

Dots Give

I discovered about 150 dots is the minimum number of dots to make a specific recognizable person. You can make something that looks like a head, with fewer dots, but you won't be able to give much information about who it is.

- Chuck Close

Voice Studio

The first time I went to Abbey Road and put those headphones on, I discovered I had two voices. I no longer had to shout in the studio, but I can't knock the Cavern or the other clubs because they gave me my strong voice.

- Cilla Black

Think Always

I have always enjoyed performing, but I think when I was in the fifth grade was when I discovered that I really loved acting.

- Cindy Busby

Bible Read

Someone recommended that I read the Bible, and it was then I discovered that I knew nothing about it.

- Cliff Richard

Ear Had

I did not develop my ear. I discovered I had an ear, and it was an accident.

- Clive Davis

Behind Log

The humanitarian developers behind World of Warcraft have also discovered a way to bribe gamers into turning off their computers and going outside. If you log off for a few days, your character will be more 'rested' when you resume playing, a mode that temporarily speeds up your leveling.

- Clive Thompson

Never Dinosaurs

Never since we discovered there were dinosaurs did anyone get sick of them.

- Colin Trevorrow

Love Las Vegas

I love the live performances and Las Vegas. I also like making films that are being discovered by another generation. Having been a teen idol of the '60s is great because you realize you left your generation with a smile and good memories.

- Connie Stevens

Middle Eastern

Tribeca Film Festival Doha will promote Middle Eastern themes and filmmakers, but not exclusively. Approximately 40 films will be presented at the new Museum of Islamic Art and in cinemas across Doha. Innovative work by established filmmakers will be shown alongside the debuts of newly discovered directing talents.

- Craig Hatkoff

Doing Realised

I discovered at the age of five that I could sing, and I realised people liked it. The sound that came out made people happy, so I kept doing it.

- Cynthia Erivo

Cut Been

Carbohydrates, and especially refined ones like sugar, make you produce lots of extra insulin. I've been keeping my intake really low ever since I discovered this. I've cut out all starch such as potatoes, noodles, rice, bread and pasta.

- Cynthia Kenyon

Book Read

One day at my grandmother's house, I discovered 'The Secret Garden' and read it. This was the first book I found entirely for myself, and I cherished it.

- Cynthia Voigt