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A lawyer I once knew told me of a strange case a suffragette who had never married. After her death he opened her trunk and discovered 50 wedding gowns.

Nine times out of ten in the arts as in life there is actually no truth to be discovered there is only error to be exposed.

The essence of humanity's spiritual dilemma is that we evolved genetically to accept one truth and discovered another. Is there a way to erase the dilemma to resolve the contradictions between the transcendentalist and the empiricist world views?

To myself I am only a child playing on the beach while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered the point is to discover them.

When I began writing that I was able and did travel and met some fascinating people and also uncovered some history which has not been discovered before.

I went whole hog at the actor's lifestyle - really embraced it. I had by then known how much I loved acting already because I discovered acting from a teacher in the seminary - that's the first place I ever did it in the seminary.

Having soon discovered to be great I must appear so and therefore studiously avoided mixing in society and wrapped myself in mystery devoting my time to fasting and prayer.

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.

It was a shock to people of the nineteenth century when they discovered from observations science had made that many features of the biological world could be ascribed to the elegant principle of natural selection.

So fantasy was fine early on and when I discovered science fiction I was very happy with it because my first interest in science fiction came with an interest in astronomy.

I'm a hopeless romantic and I believe that you can find love in many different places and be very conflicted. I've discovered as I've grown up that life is far more complicated than you think it is when you're a kid. It isn't just a straightforward fairytale.

I've discovered that I've never had much respect for money and that has meant that money has ended up ruling me a little bit more than it should have. So I'm trying to learn - at this late stage in life! - to actually control that.

I've discovered just how symbiotic the relationship is between writers directors and actors. They ask the same questions and strip down texts in exactly the same way.

The only positive finding which could be drawn from the first series was the conclusion that the relationships obviously had a more complicated lay-out than had been thought for the effects were so varied that no obedience to any law could be discovered.

I was looking for something like baseball where there's a lot of data and the competition was pretty low. That's when I discovered politics.

I heard Nirvana and discovered that songs could be like poetry but a little bit more refined: you didn't have to have 20 verses to get your point across.

Then I discovered I loved writing poetry more than fiction.

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.

When I was a teenager I began to settle into school because I'd discovered the extracurricular activities that interested me: music and theater.

When you awaken some morning and hear that somebody or other has been discovered you can put it down as a fact that he discovered himself years ago - since that time he has been toiling working and striving to make himself worthy of general discovery.

Ben Franklin may have discovered electricity- but it is the man who invented the meter who made the money.

I first wanted to be a psychiatrist. I decided against that in medical school when I discovered that psychiatrists didn't in reality do what they did on TV.

Mammograms are really sort of a gift. You can either catch something early or count your lucky stars because nothing was discovered. Either way you're ahead of the game.