Eye quotes

  • And when you, O human, will return to Nature, that day your eyes will open, you will stare straight into the eyes of Nature and in its mirror you will see your image. You will knowthat when you hid from Nature, you hid from yourselfWe who have been turned away from Nature - if we desire life, we must establish a new relationship with Nature.
    -- A. D. Gordon

    #New Relationship #Eye #Mirrors

  • Look not in my eyes, for fear They mirror true the sight I see, And there you find your face too clear And love it and be lost like me.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Love #Eye #Mirrors

  • A city with one newspaper... is like a man with one eye, and often the eye is glass.
    -- A. J. Liebling

    #Eye #Men #Glasses

  • I don't like it when people don't look me dead in the eye. I move my head around trying to catch their eye.
    -- A. J. McLean

    #Moving #Eye #People

  • Quiet descended, a silence so consuming that even the drafty corridors ceased whistling. Bog wasn't certain where to look, so he solved the problem by plucking out his eyes and sticking them in a drawer.
    -- A. Lee Martinez

    #Eye #Silence #Looks

  • Harriet, Hi! Light of my eye! Come to the pictures and have a good cry, For it's jolly old Saturday, Mad-as-a-hatter-day, Nothing-much-matter-day-night!
    -- A. P. Herbert

    #Eye #Night #Light

  • We must develop huge demonstrations, because the world is used to big dramatic affairs. They think in terms of hundreds of thousands and millions and billions... Billions of dollars are appropriated at the twinkling of an eye. Nothing little counts.
    -- A. Philip Randolph

    #Eye #Thinking #Dollars

  • Sarah took a deep breath and set off along the passageway again. A clump of lichen on the gatepost opened its eyes and watched her go. The eyes, on tendrils, had an anxious look, and when she had gone some distance away the clump, swiveling its eyes toward each other, commenced to gossip among itself. Most of it disapproved of the direction she had taken. You could tell that from the way the eyes looked meaningfully into each other. Lichen knows about directions.
    -- A.C.H. Smith

    #Distance #Taken #Eye

  • I think it's important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. I want longevity. I don't want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin.
    -- Aaliyah

    #Missing You #Running #Eye

  • Order, thou eye of action.
    -- Aaron Hill

    #Eye #Order #Action

  • If you change your attitude you will change how you see the world and discover the potential it has simply through opening up your eyes to C Differently
    -- Aaron Scheidies

    #Attitude #Eye #Opening Up

  • As photographers, we must learn to relax our beliefs. Move on objects with your eye straight on, to the left, around on the right. Watch them grow large as they approach, group and regroup as you shift your position. Relationships gradually emerge and sometimes assert themselves with finality. And that's your picture.
    -- Aaron Siskind

    #Moving #Eye #Relax

  • If you close your eyes you can imagine the hackers sitting in a room, combing through the documents to find the ones that will draw the most blood. And in a room next door are American journalists doing the same thing. As demented and criminal as it is, at least the hackers are doing it for a cause. The press is doing it for a nickel.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Eye #Doors #Blood

  • As I took a step toward him your eyes met mine and I saw the silent pleading for forgiveness or acceptance. I wasn't sure which. All I knew was you were Sawyer's now. My best friend was gone. I envied him and hated him for the first time that day. He'd finaly won the one prize I thought was mine.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Eye #Acceptance #My Best Friend

  • I held his gaze. I could see the storm in his eyes. I knew he was confused. I could see the fear. Then there was the love. I saw it. The fierceness in his eyes. I believed it. I could see it clearly. But it was too late now. The love wasn't enough. Everyone always said that love was enough. It wasn't. Not when your soul was shattered.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Confused #Eye #Soul

  • He seems like a man who knows what he wants, and the problem is he wants what I want. If it were anything or anyone else, I could stand back and let him take it." His blue eyes gazed back at me. "But I can't let him have you.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Eye #Men #Blue

  • Wild Eyes was built for speed and I was flying down walls of water twenty and thirty feet high.
    -- Abby Sunderland

    #Wall #Eye #Feet

  • On June 10, the worst storm in the series swept across the middle of the Indian Ocean and Wild Eyes was directly in its path.
    -- Abby Sunderland

    #Ocean #Eye #June

  • On October 19, 2009, my sixteenth birthday, Wild Eyes officially became mine! Now it was really happening.
    -- Abby Sunderland

    #Eye #October #Sixteenth Birthday

  • The winds were blowing from west to east, pushing Abby's boat toward the rocks as Abby struggled with the autopilots below. If Wild Eyes reached those islands, she wouldn't run aground, keel in the sand. She would be smashed into pieces.
    -- Abby Sunderland

    #Running #Eye #Islands

  • At the same time the Muslims are commanded to exercise self-restraint as much as possible. Force is a dangerous weapon. It may have to be used for self-defense or self-preservation, but we must always remember that self-restraint is pleasing in the eyes of Allah. Even when we are fighting, it should be for a principle not out of passion.
    -- Abdullah Yusuf Ali

    #Eye #Passion #Fighting

  • In a rich moonlit garden, flowers open beneath the eyes of entire nations terrified to acknowledge the simplicity of the beauty of peace.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Flower #Eye #Garden

  • By the very fact of public life, one seems to lose humanity in people's eyes.
    -- Abigail McCarthy

    #Eye #People #Humanity

  • On eyes that watch as well as eyes that weep Descends the solemn mystery of sleep, Toiling and climbing to the very close, The weary Body, longing for repose, On the gained level of the day's ascent, Halts for the night and pitches there its tent.
    -- Abraham Coles

    #Sleep #Eye #Night

  • Much of our ignorance is of ourselves. Our eyes are full of dust. Prejudice blinds us.
    -- Abraham Coles

    #Ignorance #Eye #Dust

  • All the world's bravery that delights our eyes is but thy several liveries.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Eye #Bravery #Delight

  • How often has not the parallel been drawn and the golden age of the Roman Empire, when the external brilliancy of life likewise dazzled the eye, notwithstanding that the social diagnosis could yield no other verdict than 'rotten to the very core'?
    -- Abraham Kuyper

    #Eye #Yield #Age

  • The eyes of that species of extinct giant, whose bones fill the mounds of America, have gazed on Niagara as our eyes do now.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Eye #America #Giants

  • As President, I have no eyes but constitutional eyes; I cannot see you.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #War #Eye #Civil War

  • But the weakness comes from these Westernised co-opted Muslim leaders who just want to look good in the eyes of the West and Western media.
    -- Abu Bakar Bashir

    #Eye #Media #Leader

  • Do not look down upon any Muslim, for even the most inferior believer is great in the eyes of God.
    -- Abu Bakr

    #Eye #Humanity #Looks

  • It's an accompaniment to life. It's not something that I do to rap; I smoke when I open my eyes...I don't know any other feeling.
    -- Action Bronson

    #Weed #Rap #Eye

  • Let Justice, blind and halt and maimed, chastise the rebel spirit surging in my veins, let the Law deal me penalties and pains And make me hideous in my neighbours' eyes.
    -- Ada Cambridge

    #Pain #Eye #Law

  • an optimist is the man who looks after your eyes, and the pessimist the person who looks after your feet.
    -- Ada Leverson

    #Eye #Men #Feet

  • I've got a great eye for color. I'm like a chick.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Eye #Color #Chicks

  • When you do what you want, not what you wish...' said the first raven. 'When you no longer seek your reflection in others' eyes...' said the second. 'When you see yourselves face to face...' said the third. 'Then,' the ravens intoned in unison, 'you will have found what you truly seek.
    -- Adam Gidwitz

    #Eye #Reflection #Ravens

  • We don't know that we've lost half a minute from our lives but we feel it somehow, we feel its absence. Something is missing, we think. And so we long for the thing we've missed and can't name, and out of that wanting - well, everything else rises, good and bad. What do you think leads us to the windows in the first place? The light in your eyes shines because of the longing in your soul. And the longing in your souls rises because you are looking for the lost half minute.
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #Eye #Thinking #Light

  • Men are not as sophisticated as women. They're not as mature as women. They're not as connected with their emotions as women...There's a very Neanderthal quality that still exists in a lot of men... And if you're in the public eye, to me, it's very boring to say what you have to say and be media trained to the extent that you don't ever reveal any truth. There was a time in my life when I lived probably a bit more on the primal level. And it was amazing.
    -- Adam Levine

    #Eye #Men #Media

  • I spy, with my little eye, something that starts with ... G." "Sausages.
    -- Adam Rex

    #Eye #Spy #Sausage

  • Among the older records, we find chapter after chapter of which we can read the characters, and make out their meaning: and as we approach the period of man's creation, our book becomes more clear, and nature seems to speak to us in language so like our own, that we easily comprehend it. But just as we begin to enter on the history of physical changes going on before our eyes, and in which we ourselves bear a part, our chronicle seems to fail us-a leaf has been torn out from nature's record, and the succession of events is almost hidden from our eyes.
    -- Adam Sedgwick

    #Nature #Book #Eye

  • When I was a small boy, old people used to squat down to my eye level and ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, to which my answer was invariably, "a pirate." Their stunned silence was always very reassuring.
    -- Adam Young

    #Eye #Boys #People

  • Stay in the Word. The moment you start letting go of that, you're on the road to compromise. Stay grounded, remain pure, keep your eyes fixed on Jesus.
    -- Adam Young

    #Letting Go #Jesus #Eye

  • In this watering-place I acted an heroic character, badly studied; and being a novice on such a stage, I forgot my part before a pair of lovely blue eyes.
    -- Adelbert von Chamisso

    #Character #Eye #Blue

  • Music isn`t for the eyes, it`s for the ears
    -- Adele

    #Inspirational #Eye #Ears

  • I don't make music for eyes. I make music for ears.
    -- Adele

    #Music #Eye #Ears

  • Whenever I'm about to eat meat I always see my little dog's eyes.
    -- Adele

    #Dog #Eye #Meat

  • Do not be proud of wealth, people, relations and friends, or youth. All these are snatched by time in the blink of an eye. Giving up this illusory world, know and attain the Supreme.
    -- Adi Shankara

    #Giving Up #Eye #People

  • The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Military #Eye #Men

  • Sooner will a camel pass through a needle's eye than a great man be "discovered" by an election.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Eye #Men #Camels

  • The man who contemplates the universe with his eyes wide open is the man with the greatest amount of natural piety; not in the religious sense, but in the sense of an intimate harmony with things.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Religious #Eye #Men

  • I desire a violent, domineering, fearless, and ferocious upcoming generation. It must be able to bear pain. It must show no signs whatsoever of weakness or tenderness. The free and magnificent predator must once again glint from their eyes.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Pain #Eye #Fearless

  • Thousands of Americans, Englishmen and Frenchmen have visited Germany during the months after the national revolution and were able to testify as eye-witnesses that there is no country in the world where law and order are better maintained than in present-day Germany.  That there is no country in the world where person and property are held in better respect than in our own, but that there is perhaps also no country in the word where a more rigorous fight is put up against those who believe that they are free to let loose their lower instincts to the detriment of their fellow-beings.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Country #Believe #Eye

  • You put your bombers in, you put your conscience out,You take the human being and you twist it all aboutSo scrub my skin with womenChain my tongue with whiskyStuff my nose with garlicCoat my eyes with butterFill my ears with silverStick my legs in plasterTell me lies about Vietnam.
    -- Adrian Mitchell

    #Lying #Eye #Skins

  • You can sing all you want about how you love Jesus, you can have crocodile tears in your eyes, but the consecration that doesn't reach your purse has not reached your heart.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Jesus #Heart #Eye

  • Re-vision -- the act of looking back, of seeing with fresh eyes, of entering an old text from a new critical direction - is for women more than a chapter in cultural history: it is an act of survival.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Eye #Survival #Vision

  • When you begin to become conscious, more aware, when your eyes begin to open, the first thing you see is how deluded you are and how much you're holding onto that which makes you suffer. This is, in many ways, the most important step: Are you willing to be aware?
    -- Adyashanti

    #Eye #Suffering #Important

  • I gave them hope, and so turned away their eyes from death
    -- Aeschylus


  • For in pure maidens, knowing not the marriage-bed, the glance of the eyes sinks from shame.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Eye #Knowing #Bed

  • Place (or put) a spider on top of a mountain, it will only try to catch flies; alas, they are many those who, in the figurative meaning, have spider's eyes.
    -- African Spir

    #Eye #Mountain #Trying

  • Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye, it is in the mind.
    -- Agnes Martin

    #Eye #Mind #Mystery

  • When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
    -- Agnes Martin

    #Art #Eye #Thinking

  • There is still vitality under the winter snow, even though to the casual eye it seems to be dead.
    -- Agnes Sligh Turnbull

    #Eye #Winter #Snow

  • I haven't come to you only to take , I haven't come to you empty handed : I bring you poetry as great as yours but in anther tongue , I bring you black eyes and golden skin and curly hair , I bring you Islam and Luxor and Alexandria and Lutes and tambourines and date-palms and silk rugs and sunshine and incense and voluptuous ways
    -- Ahdaf Soueif

    #Eye #Sunshine #Curly Hair

  • A thousand laughing suns are in your eyes. A thousand crying stars in mine.
    -- Ahmad Shamloo

    #Stars #Eye #Laughing

  • People’s feelings are easily swayed. The things reflected in people’s eyes are full of deception. Nothing is as it appears.
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Eye #People #Feelings

  • When the eyes of the soul looking out meet the eyes of God looking in, heaven has begun right here on earth.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Eye #Heaven #Soul

  • God will not hold us responsible to understand the mysteries of election, predestination, and the divine sovereignty. The best and safest way to deal with these truths is to raise our eyes to God and in deepest reverence say, "0 Lord, Thou knowest." Those things belong to the deep and mysterious Profound of God's omniscience. Prying into them may make theologians, but it will never make saints.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Eye #Profound #Saint

  • Between the scribe who has read and the prophet who has seen there is a difference as wide as the sea. We are today overrun with orthodox scribes, but the prophets, where are they? The hard voice of the scribe sounds over evangelicalism, but the Church waits for the tender voice of the saint who has penetrated the veil and has gazed with inward eye upon the Wonder that is God. And yet, thus to penetrate, to push in sensitive living experience into the holy Presence, is a privilege open to every child of God.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Children #Eye #Voice

  • Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshipers met together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be, were they to become 'unity' conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Eye #Heart #Piano

  • To assume a cat's asleep is a grave mistake. He can close his eyes and keep both his ears awake.
    -- Aileen Fisher

    #Mistake #Cat #Eye

  • and I get refill number three or four and the wine is making my bones loose and it's giving my hair a red sheen and my breasts are blooming and my eyes feel sultry and wise and the dress is water.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Wise #Wine #Eye

  • When we conquer ourselves, then everything will be conquered: oneself, others, and all the sense objects as well, coming in by way of the eyes, ears, nose, tongue and body -- it will all get conquered like this.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Eye #Way #Tongue

  • The ultimate truth is like the flavour of an apple which you can't see with the eye or hear with the ear. The only way to experience it is to put the teachings into practice. Once you taste it, you are no longer in any doubt about its flavour and you do not have to ask anyone else. The problem is solved.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Teaching #Eye #Practice

  • To be an artist means never to avert one's eyes.
    -- Akira Kurosawa

    #Art #Mean #Eye

  • During the shooting of a scene the director’s eye has to catch even the minutest detail. But this does not mean glaring concentratedly at the set. While the cameras are rolling, I rarely look directly at the actors, but focus my gaze somewhere else. By doing this I sense instantly when something isn’t right. Watching something does not mean fixing your gaze on it, but being aware of it in a natural way. I believe this is what the medieval Noh playwright and theorist Zeami meant by ‘watching with a detached gaze.’
    -- Akira Kurosawa

    #Believe #Mean #Eye

  • I’d like to have enough time and quiet To think about absolutely nothing, To not ever feel myself living, To only know myself in others’ eyes, reflected.
    -- Al Berto

    #Eye #Thinking #Enough Time

  • Veterans report that service dogs help break their isolation. People will often avert their eyes when they see a wounded veteran. But when the veteran has a dog, the same people will come up and say, 'Hi' to pet the dog and then strike up a conversation.
    -- Al Franken

    #Dog #Eye #People

  • The entire North Polar ice cap is disappearing before our very eyes. It's been the size of the continental United States for the last 3 million years and now 40 percent is gone and the rest of it is going.
    -- Al Gore

    #Eye #Years #Ice

  • There is an air of unreality in debating these arcane points when the world is changing in such dramatic ways right in front of our eyes because of global warming.
    -- Al Gore

    #Eye #Air #World

  • My eyes went blank, and I stared off, and the music started. It was raining, and the sun was shining at the same time, and there were these big bay windows, and there was the blue in the sky, and the sun on the trees, and it was drizzling.
    -- Al Jarreau

    #Rain #Eye #Blue

  • It's easy to fool the eye but it's hard to fool the heart.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Heart #Eye #Fool

  • It should not be Illiers-Combray that we visit: a genuine homage to Proust would be to look at our world through his eyes, not look at his world through our eyes.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Eye #Our World #Would Be

  • He was a volatile mixture of confidence and vulnerability. He could deliver extended monologues on professional matters, then promptly stop in his tracks to peer inquisitively into his guest's eyes for signs of boredom or mockery, being intelligent enough to be unable fully to believe in his own claims to significance. He might, in a past life, have been a particularly canny and sharp-tongued royal advisor.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Believe #Eye #Intelligent

  • A comedy is just a tragedy interrupted, I once said. Do you finish with the kiss or when she opens her eyes to tell him she loves him and sees blonde hairs on his collar?
    -- Alan Ayckbourn

    #Eye #Kissing #Hair

  • I dont know whether you've ever looked into a miner's eyes for any length of time, that is. Because it is the loveliest blue you've ever seen. I think perhaps that's why I live in Ibiza, because the blue of the Mediterranean, you see, reminds me of the blue of the eyes of those Doncaster miners.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Time #Eye #Thinking

  • When confronted with a situation that appears fragmented or impossible, step back, close your eyes, and envision perfection where you saw brokenness. Go to the inner place where there is no problem, and abide in the consciousness of well-being.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Eye #Perfection #Saws

  • There's a lot to do when you're a kid - spiders to catch, girls to poke in the eye - stuff to be getting on with.
    -- Alan Davies

    #Girl #Kids #Eye

  • Law is an imperfect profession in which success can rarely be achieved without some sacrifice of principle. Thus all practicing lawyers -- and most others in the profession -- will necessarily be imperfect, especially in the eyes of young idealists. There is no perfect justice, just as there is no absolute in ethics. But there is perfect injustice, and we know it when we see it.
    -- Alan Dershowitz

    #Eye #Sacrifice #Law

  • We live in a glass-soaked civilization, but as for the bird in the Chinese proverb who finds it so difficult to discover air, the substance is almost invisible to us. To use a metaphor drawn from glass, it may be revealing for us to re-focus, to stop looking through glass, and let our eyes dwell on it for a moment to contemplate its wonder.
    -- Alan Macfarlane

    #Eye #Glasses #Air

  • Happy the eyes that can close
    -- Alan Paton


  • What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another? What broke when he could bring himself to thrust down the knife into the warm flesh, to bring down the axe on the living head, to cleave down between the seeing eyes, to shoot the gun that would drive death into the beating heart?
    -- Alan Paton

    #Heart #Eye #Gun

  • Let us learn this lesson from Nehemiah: you never lighten the load unless first you have felt the pressure in your own soul. You are never used of God to bring blessing until God has opened your eyes and made you see things as they are.
    -- Alan Redpath

    #Christian #Eye #Blessing

  • There is nothing--no circumstance, no trouble, no testing--that can ever touch me until, first of all, it has gone past God and past Christ right through to me. If it has come that far, it has come with a great purpose, which I may not understand at the moment. But as I refuse to become panicky, as I lift up my eyes to Him and accept it as coming from the throne of God for some great purpose of blessing to my own heart, no sorrow will ever disturb me, no circumstance will cause me to fret, for I shall rest in the joy of what my Lord is--that is the rest of victory!
    -- Alan Redpath

    #Heart #Eye #Blessing

  • Walking the streets on winter nights kept him warm, despite the cold nocturnal passions of uprising winds. His footsteps led between trade-marked houses, two up and two down, with digital chimneys like pigs' ***** on the rooftops sending up heat and smoke into the cold trough of a windy sky. Stars hid like snipers, taking aim now and again when clouds gave them a loophole. Winter was an easy time for him to hide his secrets, for each dark street patted his shoulder and became a friend, and the gaseous eye of each lamp glowed unwinking as he passed.
    -- Alan Sillitoe

    #Stars #Eye #Passion

  • How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Inspiring #Faith #Eye

  • Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Eye #Perception #Listening

  • We are the eyes of the cosmos. So that in a way, when you look deeply into somebody's eyes, you are looking deeply into yourself, and the other person is looking deeply into the same self, which many-eyed, as the mask of Vishnu is many-faced, is looking out everywhere, one energy playing myriads of different parts.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Eye #Self #Energy

  • Zen is a liberation from time. For if we open our eyes and see clearly, it becomes obvious that there is no other time than this instant, and that the past and the future are abstractions without any concrete reality.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Eye #Past #Reality

  • The source of all light is in the eye.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Eye #Light #Source

  • How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such a fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself as anything less than a god?  And, when you consider that this incalculably subtle organism is inseparable from the still more marvelous patterns of its environment - from the minutest electrical designs to the whole company of the galaxies - how is it conceivable that this incarnation of all eternity can be bored with being?
    -- Alan Watts

    #Eye #Jewels #Bored