After all, the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth.

By seeking and blundering we learn.

Data is what distinguishes the dilettante from the artist.

Enough research will tend to support your conclusions.

Everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud, and that the major cancer research organizations are derelict in their duties to the people who support them.

Fools make researches and wise men exploit them.

If politics is the art of the possible, research is surely the art of the soluble. Both are immensely practical-minded affairs.

If we knew what we were doing it wouldn't be research.

Just as the largest library, badly arranged, is not so useful as a very moderate one that is well arranged, so the greatest amount of knowledge, if not elaborated by our own thoughts, is worth much less than a far smaller volume that has been abundantly and repeatedly thought over.

Lost in a gloom of uninspired research.

Not many appreciate the ultimate power and potential usefulness of basic knowledge accumulated by obscure, unseen investigators who, in a lifetime of intensive study, may never see any practical use for their findings but who go on seeking answers to the unknown without thought of financial or practical gain.

Research is subordinated (not to a long-term social benefit) but to an immediate commercial profit. Currently, disease (not health) is one of the major sources of profit for the pharmaceutical industry, and the doctors are willing agents of those profits.

Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind.

Research is usually a policeman stopping a novel from progressing.

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.

Research serves to make building stones out of stumbling blocks.

Scientific research consists in seeing what everyone else has seen, but thinking what no one else has thought.

To write it, it took three months; to conceive it –three minutes; to collect the data in it –all my life.

What is research, but a blind date with knowledge.