„I don't know yet what I am capable of doing, but, by God, I have genius -- I know it too well to blush behind it.“

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„Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing.“

—  Wernher von Braun German, later an American, aerospace engineer and space architect 1912 - 1977
In an interview in the New York Times (16 December 1957), cited in a footnote on page 32 of "Work, Society, and Culture" by Yves Reni Marie Simon, and also in a footnote (in German) on page 360 of "Vita activa oder Vom taetigen Leben" by Hannah Arend (1981) Variants: Basic research is when I'm doing what I don't know I'm doing. Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing.

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„Do you believe in miracles?“

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„I know that I am honest and sincere in my desire to do well; but the question is whether I know enough to accomplish what I desire.“

—  Grover Cleveland 22nd and 24th president of the United States 1837 - 1908
Context: I feel as if it were time for me to write to someone who will believe what I write. I have been for some time in the atmosphere of certain success, so that I have been sure that I should assume the duties of the high office for which I have been named. I have tried hard, in the light of this fact, to appreciate properly the responsibilities that will rest upon me, and they are much, too much underestimated. But the thought that has troubled me is, can I well perform my duties, and in such a manner as to do some good to the people of the State? I know there is room for it, and I know that I am honest and sincere in my desire to do well; but the question is whether I know enough to accomplish what I desire. The social life which seems to await me has also been a subject of much anxious thought. I have a notion that I can regulate that very much as I desire; and, if I can, I shall spend very little time in the purely ornamental part of the office. In point of fact, I will tell you, first of all others, the policy I intend to adopt, and that is, to make the matter a business engagement between the people of the State and myself, in which the obligation on my side is to perform the duties assigned me with an eye single to the interest of my employers. I shall have no idea of re-election, or any higher political preferment in my head, but be very thankful and happy I can serve one term as the people's Governor. Letter to his brother Rev. William N. Cleveland (7 November 1882); published in The Writings and Speeches of Grover Cleveland (1892), p. 534.

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„I have had my results for a long time: but I do not yet know how I am to arrive at them.“

—  Carl Friedrich Gauss German mathematician and physical scientist 1777 - 1855
The Mind and the Eye (1954) by A. Arber

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„I confess to my Lord and do not blush in his sight, because I am not lying; from the time when I came to know him in my youth, the love of God and fear of him increased in me, and right up until now, by God's favour, I have kept the faith.“

—  Saint Patrick 5th-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland 385 - 461
Context: So I hope that I did as I ought, but I do not trust myself as long as I am in this mortal body, for he is strong who strives daily to turn me away from the faith and true holiness to which I aspire until the end of my life for Christ my Lord, but the hostile flesh is always dragging one down to death, that is, to unlawful attractions. And I know in part why I did not lead a perfect life like other believers, but I confess to my Lord and do not blush in his sight, because I am not lying; from the time when I came to know him in my youth, the love of God and fear of him increased in me, and right up until now, by God's favour, I have kept the faith.

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„I do not always know what I want, but I do know what I don't want.“

—  Stanley Kubrick American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and editor 1928 - 1999

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„If you ask me to play myself, I will not know what to do. I do not know who or what I am.“

—  Peter Sellers British film actor, comedian and singer 1925 - 1980
As quoted in Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (1988) by Leslie Halliwell, p. 622

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