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Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind.

Author: Marston Bates


Enough research will tend to support your conclusions.

Author: Arthur Bloch


Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.

Author: Wernher Von Braun (1912-1977)

Profession: German Rocket Pioneer

Not many appreciate the ultimate power and potential usefulness of basic knowledge accumulated by obscure, unseen investigators who, in a lifetime of intensive study, may never see any practical use for their findings but who go on seeking answers to the unknown without thought of financial or practical gain.

Author: Eugenie Clark (1922)

Profession: American Marine Biologist, Author

After all, the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth.

Author: Helene Deutsch (1884-1982)

Profession: American Psychiatrist

If we knew what we were doing it wouldn't be research.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

By seeking and blundering we learn.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

What is research, but a blind date with knowledge.

Author: William Henry (1774-1836)

Profession: British Chemist

Data is what distinguishes the dilettante from the artist.

Author: George V. Higgins (1939)

Profession: American Novelist

Research serves to make building stones out of stumbling blocks.

Author: Arthur D. Little


If politics is the art of the possible, research is surely the art of the soluble. Both are immensely practical-minded affairs.

Author: Sir Peter Medawar (1915-1987)

Profession: British Immunologist

Research is subordinated (not to a long-term social benefit) but to an immediate commercial profit. Currently, disease (not health) is one of the major sources of profit for the pharmaceutical industry, and the doctors are willing agents of those profits.

Author: Walter Modell


Research is usually a policeman stopping a novel from progressing.

Author: Brian Moore (1921)

Profession: Irish Novelist

Everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud, and that the major cancer research organizations are derelict in their duties to the people who support them.

Author: Linus Pauling (1901-1994)

Profession: American Chemist, 2 Time Nobel Winner

Just as the largest library, badly arranged, is not so useful as a very moderate one that is well arranged, so the greatest amount of knowledge, if not elaborated by our own thoughts, is worth much less than a far smaller volume that has been abundantly and repeatedly thought over.

Author: Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

Profession: German Philosopher