There is always a well-known solution to every human problem—neat, plausible, and wrong.
—H. L. Mencken
Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution.
When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
—R. Buckminster Fuller
I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning opens gradually, by little and little, into a full and clear light.