SEEING QUOTES

quotations about seeing

Seeing quote

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

MARCEL PROUST, "The Captive", Remembrance of Things Past

3 likes

Tags: Marcel Proust


All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

EDGAR ALLAN POE, A Dream Within a Dream

3 likes

Tags: Edgar Allan Poe


The common eye sees only the outside of things, and judges by that, but the seeing eye pierces through and reads the heart and the soul, finding there capacities which the outside didn't indicate or promise, and which the other kind couldn't detect.

MARK TWAIN, Joan of Arc

2 likes

Tags: Mark Twain


The fellow that can only see a week ahead is always the popular fellow, for he is looking with the crowd. But the one that can see years ahead, he has a telescope but he can't make anybody believe that he has it.

WILL ROGERS, The Autobiography of Will Rogers

2 likes

Tags: Will Rogers


Sometimes not seeing things can be a blessing.

AUGUST STRINDBERG, The Dance of Death

2 likes

Tags: August Strindberg


To see a thing clearly in the mind makes it begin to take form.

HENRY FORD, Theosophist Magazine, February 1930

2 likes

Tags: Henry Ford


It's hubris to think that the way we see things is everything there is.

LISA RANDALL, Discover Magazine, July 2006

2 likes


Many are the things that man seeing must understand. Not seeing, how shall he know what lies in the hand of time to come?

SOPHOCLES, Ajax

1 likes

Tags: Sophocles


The man who perceives life only with his eye, his ear, his hand, and his tongue, is but little higher than the ox or an intelligent dog; but he who has imagination sees things around and above him, as the angels see them.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

1 likes


He that lives by the sight of the eye may grow blind.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

1 likes


Impression is, after all, largely an illusion. What is real lies in our minds and in our hearts. And this reality we can make beautiful or ugly according to the attitude we take toward the rest of the world. Haven't you ever noticed how some things seen at a certain angle seem hideous, and how the same things seen at another angle seem beautiful?

JOHN DANIEL BARRY, "Seeing", Intimations

1 likes

Tags: John Daniel Barry


Almost nothing need be said when you have eyes.

TARJEI VESAAS, The Boat in the Evening

1 likes


We must always tell what we see. Above all, and this is more difficult, we must always see what we see.

CHARLES PEGUY, attributed, Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists

1 likes


Most people think of "seeing" and "observing" directly with their senses. But for physicists, these words refer to much more indirect measurements involving a train of theoretical logic by which we can interpret what is "seen."

LISA RANDALL, New York Times, September 18, 2005

0 likes

Tags: Lisa Randall


The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

ROBERTSON DAVIES, attributed, The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotes

0 likes

Tags: Robertson Davies


None is so blind as he who sees too much.

PHILIP MOELLER, Helena's Husband

0 likes

Tags: Philip Moeller


Better see rightly on a pound a week than squint on a million.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, preface, Plays Unpleasant

0 likes

Tags: George Bernard Shaw


What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what sort of person you are.

C. S. LEWIS, The Magician's Nephew

0 likes

Tags: C. S. Lewis


He will see most without who has the best eyes within; and he who only sees with his bodily organs sees but the surface.

HENRY WARD BEECHER, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit

0 likes

Tags: Henry Ward Beecher


One has not only an ability to perceive the world but an ability to alter one's perception of it; more simply, one can change things by the manner in which one looks at them.

TOM ROBBINS, Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

0 likes

Tags: Tom Robbins