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The truth is that you already are what you are seeking. (Adyashanti)

It is essential for me to become involved in another search, and 'search' is the proper word to use because it promises discovery along with the risk. (Abe Ajay)

Not so much looking for the shape / as being available / to any shape that may be / summoning itself / through me / from the self not mine but ours. (A. R. Ammons)

The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind. (W. H. Auden)

Like many artists, I feel that I'm always looking for something indefinable, something that's always just out of reach. (Gwenneth Barth)

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of men of old; seek what they sought. (Matsuo Basho)

Everywhere one seeks to produce meaning, to make the world signify, to render it visible. We are not, however, in danger of lacking meaning; quite the contrary, we are gorged with meaning and it is killing us. (Jean Baudrillard)

I have experienced more sadness at the finding than at the losing. It is often only when I have found something that I discover I had lost it. (Nicoletta Baumeister)

One of my problems is to find the self. (Max Beckmann)

We are always looking for the book it is necessary to read next. (Saul Bellow)

I got lost but look what I found. (Irving Berlin)

We all seek for lost things within us. (Toba Beta)

Don't become overly enamored with nature. Don't fall in love with another artist's work. Don't be mesmerized by a photograph. Your painting is not there. (Robert Bissett)

We find things where we look for them. (Robert Brault)

What one hides is worth neither more nor less than what one finds. And what one hides from oneself is worth neither more nor less than what one allows others to find. (Andre Breton)

One secures the gold of the spirit when he finds himself. (Claude M. Bristol)

First, one seeks to become an artist by training the hand – techniques. Then one finds it is the eye that needs improving – drawing skills. Later, one learns it is the mind that wants developing – design or composition, only to discover that the ultimate quest of the artist is in the spirit – content. (Larry Brullo)

Searching is half the fun: Life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party. (Jimmy Buffett)

I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars; I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over. (Warren Buffett)

If you want to catch something, running after it isn't always the best way. (Lois McMaster Bujold)

I think I always have been someone who likes to push at the edges of things, looking for something different. (Gary Burton)

One shouldn't go to the woods looking for something, but rather to see what is there. (John Cage)

People say that what we're seeking is a meaning for life... I think that what we're seeking is an experience of being alive, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. (Joseph Campbell)

I am still searching for the expression of those confused sensations that we bring with us at birth. (Paul Cezanne)

Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. (Julia Child)

It is a shameful thing to be weary of inquiry when what we search for is excellence. (Cicero)

When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself. (Paulo Coelho)

What I'm looking for is a blessing that's not in disguise. (Kitty O'Neill Collins)

Learn not only to find what you like, learn to like what you find. (Anthony J. D'Angelo)

When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them. (Rodney Dangerfield)

-in a letter to his son...
I have been speculating... what makes a man a discoverer of unexpected things... Many men who are very clever - much cleverer than discoverers - never originate anything. As far as I can conjecture, the art consists in habitually searching for causes or meaning... This implies sharp observation and requires as much knowledge as possible of the subject investigated. (Charles Darwin)

The term ignorance is very natural in the life of an artist because he is always lost in his creative search. (Dhyaneswar Dausoa)

No matter what the results, the act of searching will always enrich my work. (Doug Dawson)

The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity. (Peter Drucker)

Often we pass beside happiness without seeing it, without looking at it, or even if we have seen and looked at it, without recognizing it. (Alexandre Dumas)

There's a way to do it better--find it. (Thomas Edison)

And so I search for truth through my art, which is to say, my art is only a vehicle for my freedom. (Ian Factor)

I am in constant search for my truest expression. Each painting takes me to roads traveled and worlds unknown and provides challenges for growth and humility. (Bela Fidel)

Some people think you have to travel to find subjects to paint, but you just have to stand still and observe. Be patient, and it will come to you. (Peter Fiore)

There's a saying among prospectors: 'Go out looking for one thing, and that's all you'll ever find.' (Robert Flaherty)

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time. (Anna Freud)

As long as anyone believes that his ideal and purpose is outside him, that it is above the clouds, in the past or in the future, he will go outside himself and seek fulfillment where it cannot be found. He will look for solutions and answers at every point except where they can be found - in himself. (Erich Fromm)

Oftentimes people go looking here or looking there, instead of just recognizing that they already have the voice, and they just need to use it. (Roxane Gay)

The fact is I'm an opportunist. I'll take materials around me, materials on my table, and work with them as I'm searching for an idea that works. (Frank Gehry)

Sometimes you have to go through something else to find what you're looking for. (Robert Genn)

-The Golden Age, 1895...
As a rule, indeed, grown-up people are fairly correct on matters of fact; it is in the higher gift of imagination that they are so sadly to seek. (Kenneth Grahame)

-Animals Make Us Human...
Seeking is a combination of emotions people usually think of as being different: wanting something really good, looking forward to getting something really good and curiosity. Seeking gives you the energy to go after your goals. (Temple Grandin)

There are no worthwhile tricks in art; find the answer. (Irwin Greenberg)

We will either find a way, or make one. (Hannibal)

I feel like I've finally found my place, and it's here on the canvas. Here I soar. (Laura Harris)

I cannot expect even my own art to provide all the answers – only to hope it keeps asking the right questions. (Grace Hartigan)

Look for echoes. Sometimes the same shape or direction will echo through the picture. (Robert Henri)

The way up and the way down are one and the same. (Heraclitus)

- Siddhartha...
What could I say to you that would be of value, except that perhaps you seek too much, that as a result of your seeking you cannot find. (Hermann Hesse)

Work that is most notable for its newness grows old quickly. We are searching for something timeless rather than timely. (Jeffrey Hessing)

This is the thrill in the work - the constant searching to discover and express something universal about the human condition through the simple act of painting. (John Hulsey)

I wonder why / no one ever told me / that the rainbow / and the treasure / were both within me. (Gerald G. Jampolsky)

I am just trying to find a way to make pictures. (Jasper Johns)

I search for unrevealed treasures within the visual world. (John F. Johnson)

He who seeks does not find, but he who does not seek will be found. (Franz Kafka)

Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower. (Shigenori Kameoka)

To be on a quest is nothing more or less than to become an asker of questions. (Sam Keen)

It's one thing to carry your life wherever you go. Another thing to always go looking for it somewhere else. (Barbara Kingsolver)

One does not stand still looking for a path. One walks; and as one walks, a path comes into being. (Mas Kodani)

Constantly to seek the purpose of life is one of the odd escapes of man. If he finds what he seeks it will not be worth that pebble on the path. (Jiddu Krishnamurti)

I had to figure out how to bring the world into my work. (Barbara Kruger)

Artists are always searching for beauty – and when they find it and fashion it in their own unique way – it does not seem too important to analyze how it came about. (John Kurtz)

When you stand and look deeply within, what you find is infinity. (Gena LaCoste)

We don't know all the answers. If we knew all the answers we'd be bored, wouldn't we? We keep looking, searching, trying to get more knowledge. (Jack LaLanne)

To know ahead of time what you're looking for means you're then only photographing your own preconceptions, which is very limiting, and often false. (Dorothea Lange)

All artists are constantly looking for something and they don't always know what. (Jacob Lawrence)

Lead us not into temptation. Just tell us where it is; we'll find it. (Sam Levenson)

I have been hurt as a child and that chunk of sad experience is now lost. I try to gain access to that hidden portion of my memory through art. The abstractions I create are personal ink blots that mark the route my mindscape has taken me. It is upsetting to feel fragmented. The search has always been for integration. (Alfredo Liongoren)

Missing where I was... Searching for new reactions, new life. (Ashgan Makarem)

A man's task is to find himself, and if he fails in this, it doesn't much matter what else he finds. (William Manchester)

Desire, ask, believe, receive. (Stella Terrill Mann)

Painters are amongst the priests – worker priests of the cult of man – searching to understand but never know. (Brice Marden)

A will finds a way. (Orison Swett Marden)

The way to find a needle in a haystack is to sit down. (Beryl Markham)

We may define therapy as a search for value. (Abraham Maslow)

To search is to discover, explore, examine and employ our discovery in the best way we know how at that moment in our journey. (Billie F. Mathis)

We have what we seek, it is there all the time, and if we give it time, it will make itself known to us. (Thomas Merton)

And part of the finding is the getting lost. And when you're lost you start to look around and to listen. (Deena Metzger)

What I am seeking is not the real and not the unreal but rather the unconscious, the mystery of the instinctive in the human race. (Amedeo Modigliani)

Millions of people live their entire lives without finding themselves. But it is something I must do. (Marilyn Monroe)

Creativity exists more in the searching than in the finding. (Stephen Nachmanovitch)

I am hunting lost pieces of myself. (Berthe Kaline Naparrula)

As an artist, you're always searching for freedom and never finding it... Art could be call 'The Search.' (Alice Neel)

It's a nice feeling to go out in the world and look for excellence - the best in man. My subject is very valid. It's about people, and about life. (LeRoy Neiman)

You'll still find me in the library looking for luck at 3 o'clock in the morning. (Louis Nizer)

Brancusi made me realise that what I had learned previously – the quick ways of doing things – was all wrong. It is a search you have to enter – into yourself. (Isamu Noguchi)

I am always searching for that place where the physical dissolves and opens to the mystery. (Mishcka O'Connor)

- on Anthony Watteau...
He was always a seeker after something in the world that is there in no satisfying measure, or not at all. (Walter Pater)

I do not seek. I find. (Pablo Picasso)

If you're trying to find something, it means you haven't got it. And if you find it simply by looking for it, that means it's false. (Pablo Picasso)

I have never had time for the idea of searching. Whenever I wanted to express something, I did so without thinking of the past or the future. (Pablo Picasso)

The sons of cats catch mice. (Italian proverb)

The farce is finished. I go to seek a vast perhaps. (Francois Rabelais)

The fabled musk deer searches the world over for the source of the scent which comes from itself. (Ramakrishna)

I always have searched for a point of view that a participant could change. (Robert Rauschenberg)

Picturing things, taking a view, is what makes us human; art is making sense and giving shape to that sense. It is like the religious search for God. (Gerhard Richter)

Use talents and life experience as a quest for personal truth. (CJ Rider)

If you wish to find, you must search. Rarely doesn't a good idea interrupt you. (Jim Rohn)

The landscape is like being there with a powerful personality and I'm searching for just the right angles to make that portrait come across as meaningfully as possible. (Galen Rowell)

We search for everything we believe we don't have, not knowing that everything we are looking for is already inside us. We are born with it. (Don Miguel Ruiz)

He is like a man using a candle to look for the sun. (Rumi)

Have you ever seen an inch worm crawl up a leaf or twig, and then clinging to the very end, revolve in the air, feeling for something to reach...? That's like me. I am trying to find something out there beyond the place on which I have a footing. (Albert Pinkham Ryder)

The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value. (Arthur Schopenhauer)

Oh, the things you can find if you don't stay behind! (Dr. Seuss)

As one begins searching for a place to paint, the muse is out there – in front and behind, 360 degrees, from the ground to the heavens – unfolding, embracing and forever changing. (Randall Sexton)

I always feel I'm getting near to something that's got more to it than I can get hold of. (Jack Shadbolt)

Look and you will find it – what is unsought will go undetected. (Sophocles)

One way to find your place is like the rain, a million requests for lodging, one that wins, finds your cheek: you find your home. (William Stafford)

Some are born in their place, some find it, some realize after long searching that the place they left is the one they have been searching for. (Wallace Stegner)

There was so much that you could do, instead of looking for things that you couldn't do. (Theodore Sturgeon)

If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new. (William Styron)

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

She is for always roaming with a hungry heart. (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)

A thousand secrets of nature which I might have stumbled upon accidentally I would have given for that one which I had wrestled from her against all odds and at the peril of my existence. (Nikola Tesla)

Some men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish that they are after. (Henry David Thoreau)

-Journal, August 30, 1856...
I shall never find in the wilds of Labrador any greater wildness that in some recess of Concord, i.e. than I import into it. (Henry David Thoreau)

There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after. (J. R. R. Tolkien)

Rummaging in our souls, we often dig up something that ought to have lain there unnoticed. (Leo Tolstoy)

There's a sketch at every turn. (J. M. W. Turner)

The events I sought were never as great as I needed them to be. (Alfred de Vigny)

If we do not find anything pleasant, at least we will find something new. (Voltaire)

In search of my mother's garden, I found my own. (Alice Walker)

Some capture the tune and pursue music; others may find the marvel of physics or flight, and start a career in search of answers; some, like poets, see into the eye of the bird and get a glimpse of the tiny heartbeat within its breast that for a moment makes time stand still. (Jeffrey J. Watkins)

The best career advice given to the young is: find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it. (Katherine Whitehorn)

The painting is there. I just have to find it and draw it out. (Randy Wiens)

The search is always for the real, the lie of art that becomes the truth of experience. (Hiram Williams)

What we need is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out. (William Wordsworth)

Painting to me is constant searching. I can see what I want, but I can't get there, and yet you have to be open enough that if it goes another way, then let it go that way. (Jamie Wyeth)

I'm looking for the face I had, before the world was made... (William Butler Yeats)