67+ Best Search Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Search is to look into or over carefully or thoroughly in an effort to find or discover something. Inspirational search quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Most Famous Search Quotes

You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. Buddha

I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail. Heraclitus

If you don’t receive love from the ones who are meant to love you, you will never stop looking for it. Robert Goolrick

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

What we seek is some kind of compensation for what we put up with. Haruki Murakami

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. Bertrand Russell

I will no longer mutilate and destroy myself in order to find a secret behind the ruins. Hermann Hesse

If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday. Pearl S. Buck

If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After awhile you’ll see your rivals scrambling for second place. Criss Jami

If I asked for a cup of coffee, someone would search for the double meaning. Mae West

If I cease searching, then, woe is me, I am lost. That is how I look at it keep going, keep going come what may. Vincent van Gogh

The search for justice and security, the struggle for equality of opportunity, the quest for tolerance and harmony, the pursuit of human dignity these are moral imperatives which we must work towards and think about on a daily basis. Aga Khan IV

Perhaps there are those who are able to go about their lives unfettered by such concerns. But for those like us, our fate is to face the world as orphans, chasing through long years the shadows of vanished parents. There is nothing for it but to try and see through our missions to the end, as best we can, for until we do so, we will be permitted no calm. Kazuo Ishiguro

Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth. Blaise Pascal

I believe one has to escape oneself to discover oneself. Rabih Alameddine

Everything else can wait, but the search for God cannot wait. George Harrison

The most inefficient and self harming thing a person can do is go out looking for love. Let it find you when the time is right and you’re out doing what you love to do. Only then will you find it in its truest form. A.J. Darkholme

Science is the search for truth, that is the effort to understand the world it involves the rejection of bias, of dogma, of revelation, but not the rejection of morality. Linus Pauling

I was aware that I had been looking for him on every street, in every crowd. Hanya Yanagihara

My goal is to make Italian food clean and accessible and beautiful and tasty, with simple ingredients that people can find at a local grocery store, because people don’t want to go to a gourmet shop in search of items that will sit in their pantry for years after they use just a teaspoon or pinch of them. Giada De Laurentiis

No one is ever satisfied where he is. Only the children know what they’re looking for. Antoine de Saint Exupéry

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

I see the way you’re always searching. How much you hate anything fake or phony. How you’re older than your years, but still playful, like a little girl. How you’re always looking into people, or wondering what they see when they look back at you. Your eyes. It’s all in the eyes. Claudia Gray

You can always find the sun within yourself if you will only search. Maxwell Maltz

Oh, gentlemen, perhaps I really regard myself as an intelligent man only because throughout my entire life I’ve never been able to start or finish anything. Granted, granted I’m a babbler, a harmless, irksome babbler, as we all are. But what’s to be done if the sole and express purpose of every intelligent man is babble that is, a deliberate pouring from empty into void. Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Good candidates can arrive at the binary search tree as the right path in a few minutes, and then take 10 15 minutes working through the rest of the problem and the other roadblocks I toss out. But occasionally I get a candidate who ‘intuitively understands’ trees and can visualize the problem I’m presenting. Robert Love

My mother and father were always pushing me away from secondhand answers even the answers they themselves believed. I don’t know that I have ever found any satisfactory answers of my own. But every time I ask it, the question is refined. That is the best of what the old heads meant when they spoke of being politically conscious as much a series of actions as a state of being, a constant questioning, questioning as ritual, questioning as exploration rather than the search for certainty. Ta Nehisi Coates

Since my life has been wayward and impulsive, always a search for something that is not there, and then disillusionment, I believe I need all the excuses I can make. Lana Turner

I did things I did not understand for reasons I could not begin to explain just to be in motion, to be trying to do something, change something in a world I wanted desperately to make over but could not imagine for myself. Dorothy Allison

A holding company is a thing where you hand an accomplice the goods while the policeman searches you. Will Rogers

The true value of man is not determined by his possession, supposed or real, of Truth, but rather by his sincere exertion to get to the Truth. It is not possession of Truth by which he extends his powers and in which his ever growing perfectability is to be found. Possession makes one passive, indolent and proud. If God were to hold all Truth concealed in his right hand, and in his left only the steady and diligent drive for Truth, albeit with the proviso that I would always and forever err in the process, and to offer me the choice, I would with all humility take the left hand.  Gotthold Lessing

Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors. W. Eugene Smith

What should I possibly have to tell you, oh venerable one? Perhaps that you’re searching far too much? That in all that searching, you don’t find the time for finding? Hermann Hesse

We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security. Dwight D. Eisenhower

My heart shoots into my throat every time I think I see his loping walk, or catch sight of some floppy brown hair on a boy but it’s never him, and each time it isn’t, my heart does a reverse trajectory down into the very pit of my stomach. Lauren Oliver

I’m an ocean, because I’m really deep. If you search deep enough you can find rare exotic treasures. Christina Aguilera

A great battle is a terrible thing, the old knight said, but in the midst of blood and carnage, there is sometimes also beauty, beauty that could break your heart. George R.R. Martin

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. John Kenneth Galbraith

We are often taught to look for the beauty in all things, so in finding it, the layman asks the philosopher while the philosopher asks the photographer. Criss Jami

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. John Kenneth Galbraith

Decide what your truth is. Then live it. Kamal Ravikant

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.  George A. Moore

Will it be here that we shall find a place which will not elude us, or which if it remains does not exert on us a culpable attraction? Or must we, leaning over the deck and watching the shores glide by, move forever onward? André Gide

Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom. Rumi

We are so preoccupied with our own point of view that most of the time or we are searching for reasons to convert others to it. We feel that we are right as a rule and anything that contradicts is wrong. Dr Prem Jagyasi

Let no one be slow to seek wisdom when he is young nor weary in the search of it when he has grown old. For no age is too early or too late for the health of the soul. Epicurus

I could be blindfolded and dropped into the deepest ocean and I would know where to find you. I could be buried a hundred miles underground and I would know where you are. Neil Gaiman

There is a very beautiful expression in the Hebrew language that’s borrowed from spoken Torah. All is predicted, and permission is given at any point to change anything. I think I live by this idiom in the sense that there is always a goal; there is always something to look forward to in life and my creative search, and that goal is there. Neri Oxman

Regardless of your faith, you can never escape uncertainty. Shannon L. Alder

There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outlines all our lives. Josephine Hart

Remember, an easy question can have an easy answer. But a hard question must have a hard answer. And for the hardest questions of all, there may be no answer except faith. Charles Sheffield

Loneliness is proof that your innate search for connection is intact. Martha Beck

Truth waits to be found. It searches for no one. Suzy Kassem

We must trust to nothing but facts these are presented to us by nature and cannot deceive. We ought, in every instance, to submit our reasoning to the test of experiment, and never to search for truth but by the natural road of experiment and observation. Antoine Lavoisier

The truth is what you live through while you’re looking for the truth. Marty Rubin

Religion is the search for ultimate meaning. Viktor E. Frankl

When he looks back at me, his eyes travel around my face the way fingers dart through the bottom of a drawer, searching for batteries in a blackout. Holly Schindler

The next Bill Gates will not start an operating system. The next Larry Page won’t start a search engine. The next Mark Zuckerberg won’t start a social network company. If you are copying these people, you are not learning from them.  Peter Thiel

The search for Jesus is about reconciling loss and tragedy to God and us. W. Scott Lineberry

When I was 23, I climbed this mountain in Alaska called Devil’s Thumb alone. It was incredibly dangerous, and I did it because I thought that if I did something that hard and pulled it off, my life was gonna be transformed. And of course, nothing happened. But I get the search for purpose. Jon Krakauer

I loved her for what I couldn’t understand about her. Love searches for the mystery in the beloved, seeks the unknowable. John Dufresne

When man fell from grace, he lost a kingdom, not a religion. He lost dominion over the earth; He did not lose Heaven. Therefore, mankind’s search is not for a religion or for Heaven but for his kingdom. Myles Munroe

There would be no more offerings. Not this day. Not any day. Humankind had suffered enough for its love of gods, its long search for God. He thought of the many centuries in which his people, the Jews, had negotiated with God, complaining, bickering, decrying the unfairness of things but always always returning to obedience at whatever the cost. Generations dying in the ovens of hatred. Future generations scarred by the cold fires of radiation and renewed hatred. Dan Simmons

He who would search for pearls must dive below. John Dryden