voyage of discovery consists of not in
seeking new landscapes but in having new
~ Marcel Proust
seeing what everybody else has seen, and
thinking what nobody else has thought.
~ Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Most discoveries even today are a
combination of serendipity and of searching.
~ Siddhartha Mukherjee
Innovation is serendipity, so you don't know
what people will make.
~ Tim Berners-Lee
Just as both freedom and discipline are
necessary in life, serendipity and design
must coexist in a work to make it readable.
Start by clearing space in your schedule for
rest, daydreaming and serendipity. Take
breaks away from your desk, especially when
you get stuck on a problem.
going to be the circumstances you can't plan
for. There's always the unexpected relevance
and the serendipity.
Synergy and serendipity often play a big
part in medical and scientific advances.
Serendipity always rewards the prepared.
~ Katori Hall
Engineering serendipity is this idea that we
can help people come across unexpected but
helpful connections at a better than random
rate. And in some ways it's based on trying
to reassess this notion of serendipitous as
lucky - to think of serendipitous as smart.
What people call serendipity sometimes is
just having your eyes open.
Jose Manuel Barroso