Eye quotes

  • I can look back at different times in my life when I felt I could not find my way out of whatever it was. I'm not necessarily talking about marriage, but I wanted to pack it in. I wanted to disappear. A lot of that has to do with being in the public eye.
    -- Amy Grant

    #Eye #Talking #Way

  • if it's true your life flashes past your eyes before you die, then it is also the truth that your life rushes forth when you are ready to start to truly be alive.
    -- Amy Hempel

    #Eye #Past #Alive

  • I must be mad, or very tired, When the curve of a blue bay beyond a railroad track Is shrill and sweet to me like the sudden springing of a tune, And the sight of a white church above thin trees in a city square Amazes my eyes as though it were the Parthenon.
    -- Amy Lowell

    #Sweet #Eye #Tired

  • Can you see through the night, woman, that you stare so upon it? Man, what sparks do your eyes follow in the smouldering darkness?
    -- Amy Lowell

    #Inspirational #Life #Eye

  • My kitchen's pink, like skin-tone pink, and I lowered my spice rack so it's eye level - it's true! - and my phone, so I can reach it when I fall, it's right there.
    -- Amy Sedaris

    #Fall #Eye #Phones

  • Ying-ying, you have tiger eyes. They gather fire in the day. At night they shine golden.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Eye #Night #Fire

  • wisdom is like a bottomless pond. You throw stones in and they sink into darkness and dissolve. Her eyes looking back do not reflect anything. I think this to myself even though I love my daughter. She and I have shared the same body. There is a part of her mind that is a part of mine. But when she was born she sprang from me like a slippery fish, and has been swimming away ever since. All her life, I have watched her as though from another shore.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Daughter #Eye #Swimming

  • When my daughter looks at me, she sees a small old lady. That is because she sees only with her outside eyes. She has no chuming, no inside knowing of things. If she had chuming she would see a tiger lady. And she would have careful fear.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Daughter #Eye #Knowing

  • Girls talk to each other like men talk to each other. But girls have an eye for detail.
    -- Amy Winehouse

    #Girl #Eye #Men

  • I couldn't resist him, his eyes were like yours, his hair was exactly the shade of brown. He's just not as tall, but I couldn't tell, it was dark and I was lying down.
    -- Amy Winehouse

    #Lying #Eye #Dark

  • She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Self Esteem #Love Yourself #Eye

  • Your eyes make me shy
    -- Anais Nin

    #Love #Crush #Eye

  • Instead of answering her as soon as he saw her hair grow electric, her face more vivid, her eyes like lightning, her body restless and jerky like a racehorse’s, he retired behind this wall of objective understanding, this gentle testing and acceptance of her, just as one watches an animal in the zoo and smiles at his antics, but is not drawn into this mood. It was this which left Lilith in a state of isolation - indeed, like a wild animal in an absolute desert.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Zoos #Wall #Eye

  • This image of herself as a not ordinary women, an image which was trembling now in his eyes, might suddenly disappear. Nothing more difficult to live up to than men's dreams.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Dream #Eye #Men

  • The role of the writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say. Most of the writing today which is called fiction contains such a poverty of language, such triteness, that it is a shrunken, diminished world we enter, poorer and more formless than the poorest cripple deprived of ears and eyes and tongue. The writer's responsibility is to increase, develop our senses, expand our vision, heighten our awareness and enrich our articulateness.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Eye #Responsibility #Writing

  • My first vision of earth was water veiled. I am of the race of men and women who see all things through this curtain of sea, and my eyes are the color of water.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Eye #Men #Race

  • If a person continues to see giants, it means he is still looking at the world through the eyes of a child.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Children #Mean #Eye

  • Myopia, in more than ninety-five percent of cases, begins between five and ten years of age. It increases largely because the myopic eye is given a minus lens.
    -- Anders Fogh Rasmussen

    #Eye #Years #Vision

  • The map of the world is always changing; sometimes it happens overnight. All it takes is the blink of an eye, the squeeze of a trigger, a sudden gust of wind. Wake up and your life is perched on a precipice; fall asleep, it swallows you whole.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Fall #Eye #Wind

  • I said, 'What you wanna be?' She said, 'Alive.' It made me think for a minute, then looked in her eyes ...I coulda died.
    -- Andre Benjamin

    #Rap #Eye #Thinking

  • A game: say something. Close your eyes and say something. Anything, a number, a name. Like this (she closes her eyes): Two, two what? Two women. What do they look like? Wearing black. Where are they? In a park. . . . And then, what are they doing? Try it, it's so easy, why don't you want to play? You know, that's how I talk to myself when I'm alone, I tell myself all kinds of stories. And not only silly stories: actually, I live this way altogether.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Silly #Eye #Wearing Black

  • What’s the good of these great fragile fits of enthusiasm, these jaded jumps of joys? We know nothing anymore, but the dead stars; we gaze at their faces; and we gasp with pleasure. Our mouths are dry as the lost beaches, and our eyes turn aimlessly and without hope. Now all that remain are these cafés where we meet to drink these cool drinks, these diluted spirits, and the tables are stickier than the pavements where our shadows of the day before have fallen.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Beach #Stars #Eye

  • The eye is not open when it is limited to the passive role of a mirror... if it has only the capacity to reflect.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Eye #Mirrors #Roles

  • I am lost if I attempt to take count of chronology. When I think over the past, I am like a person whose eyes cannot properly measure distances and is liable to think things extremely remote which on examination prove to be quite near.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Distance #Eye #Past

  • I just walk around, observing the subject from various angles until the picture elements arrange themselves into a composition that pleases my eye.
    -- Andre Kertesz

    #Eye #Elements #Angle

  • To feminine eyes a man's prestige, or his fame, envelops him in a luminous haze which obscures his faults. The triumphs of an aviator, an actor, a football player, an orator are often responsible for the beginning of a love affair.
    -- Andre Maurois

    #Football #Eye #Player

  • Anybody that's in my weight class, above me or beneath me, I keep an eye on.
    -- Andre Ward

    #Motivation #Eye #Class

  • It's one thing to have an eye for the sport, and it's another to have a feel for the sport. He has both.
    -- Andre Ward

    #Sports #Motivation #Eye

  • Sarah Cornwell has a brilliant eye for the telling detail, and a wonderfully original way of embodying family history. I was captivated by her memorable characters and the perfectly paced revelations of their surprising relationships.
    -- Andrea Barrett

    #Eye #Memorable #Character

  • I loved playing football. In this particular match the ball happened to hit my right eye, the only one which I could see light and colour with.
    -- Andrea Bocelli

    #Football #Eye #Light

  • Montalbano and Valente seemed not to have heard him, looking as if their minds were elsewhere. But in fact they were paying very close attention, like cats that, keeping their eyes closed as if asleep, are actually counting the stars.
    -- Andrea Camilleri

    #Stars #Cat #Eye

  • But then why, when talking on the phone, did they quarrel, on average at least once every four sentences? Maybe, though the inspector, it was an effect of the distance between them becoming less and less tolerable with each passing day, since as we grow old - for every now and then one must, yes, look reality in the eye and call things by their proper names - we feel more keenly the need to have the person we love beside us.
    -- Andrea Camilleri

    #Love #Distance #Eye

  • Right now there’s a man on the street outside my door with outstretched hands full of heartbeats no one can hear. He has cheeks like torn sheet music every tear-broken crescendo falling on deaf ears. At his side there’s a boy with eyes like an anthem no one stands up for.
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #Fall #Eye #Boys

  • Peppers, garlic, hazelnuts and brazil nuts make my mouth, tongue and eyes swell and itch within minutes of eating them.
    -- Andrea McLean

    #Eye #Nuts #Peppers

  • I lifted my eyes to the heavens and asked for help because if God exists, there's no way he's French.
    -- Andrea Pirlo

    #Eye #Heaven #Way

  • The difference in 'seeing' between the eye and the lens should make it obvious that a photographer who merely points his camera at an appealing subject and expects to get an appealing picture in return, may be headed for a disappointment.
    -- Andreas Feininger

    #Disappointment #Eye #Differences

  • Realism and superrealism are what I'm after. This world is full of things the eye doesn't see. The camera can see more, and often 10 times better.
    -- Andreas Feininger

    #Photography #Eye #Cameras

  • The first impression of a new subject is not necessary the best. Seen from a different angle or under different condition it might look even better. Always study a three - dimensional subject with one eye closed.
    -- Andreas Feininger

    #Eye #First Impression #Different

  • By push of bayonets, no firing until you see the whites in their eyes!
    -- Andrew Agnew

    #War #Eye #Bayonets

  • What you see with your eyes when you're making music is going to have a profound effect on what you hear.
    -- Andrew Bird

    #Eye #Profound #Music Is

  • I glance into the faces of all these people out for a Sunday stroll, but I'm not seeing eyes and noses and mouths. I'm seeing stories. Every person has a story. All the hopes and dreams. And fears. And secrets. In every face.
    -- Andrew Clements

    #Dream #Eye #Sunday

  • I will write a book one day about how I feel about every aspect of Emily Stone. She's a full genius. She has found her genius and is giving it all so fully and beautifully. I think everyone who works with her, brushes shoulders with her, or even makes eye contact with her, gets a shot of sunshine.
    -- Andrew Garfield

    #Book #Writing #Eye

  • He nothing common did, or mean, / Upon that memorable scene, / But with his keener eye / The axe's edge did try.
    -- Andrew Marvell

    #Memorable #Mean #Eye

  • Personally, I'd rather have pins stuck in my eyes than endure a conversation with John Kerry, but I'd love to hang with Bush.
    -- Andrew Sullivan

    #Eye #Politics #Conversation

  • Cats are the lap-dancers of the animal world. Soon as you stop shelling out, they move on, find another lap. They're furry little sociopaths. Pretty and slick -- in love with themselves. When's the last time you saw a seeing-eye cat?
    -- Andrew Vachss

    #Moving #Cat #Eye

  • If a train is coming at you, closing your eyes won't save you ... but if you look right at it, you at least have a chance to jump.
    -- Andrew Vachss

    #Fear #Eye #Looks

  • My struggle is to preserve that abstract flash - like something you caught out of the corner of your eye, but in the picture you can look at it directly.
    -- Andrew Wyeth

    #Struggle #Eye #Looks

  • I think you have to use your eyes as well as your emotion, and one without the other just doesn't work
    -- Andrew Wyeth

    #Eye #Thinking #Use

  • Any racial reconciliation we've had in this country has come not out of confrontation but out of a spirit of reconciliation. If we continue to practice an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, we'll eventually end up with a land of people who are blind and toothless.
    -- Andrew Young

    #Country #Eye #Land

  • See, the ‘small stuff’ is what makes up the larger picture of our lives. Many people are like you, young man. But their perspective is distorted. They ignore ‘small stuff,’ claiming to have an eye on the bigger picture, never understanding that the bigger picture is composed of nothing more than-are you ready?- ‘small stuff’.
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Eye #Men #People

  • Pages of revelation lie open in your empty eyes of blue
    -- Andy Biersack

    #Lying #Eye #Blue

  • I wanted to tell a dream-come-true story about going from a closeted gay kid who loved pop culture to an out adult man making pop culture. I went from being told when I was 21 that I should never go on TV because of my crossed eyes to winding up being a 'Housewives' whisperer and talk-show host.
    -- Andy Cohen

    #Dream #Kids #Eye

  • When I was a 21-year-old intern at CBS, I was told I had crossed eyes and shouldn't try to be on air. That's when I decided I was going to be behind the scenes.
    -- Andy Cohen

    #Eye #Air #Years

  • If you think and feel what you're supposed to think and feel, hard enough, it'll come out through your eyes - and the camera will see it.
    -- Andy Griffith

    #Eye #Thinking #Cameras

  • I've been asked a lot lately if tennis is clean or not. I don't know any more how you judge whether a sport is clean. If one in 100 players is doping, in my eyes that isn't a clean sport.
    -- Andy Murray

    #Sports #Eye #Player

  • I like ice hockey, but it's a frustrating game to watch. It's hard to keep your eyes on both the puck and the players and too much time passes between scoring in hockey. There are usually more fights than there are points.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Eye #Fighting #Hockey

  • I've always thought of acting as a tool to change society. I watch a lot of actors and I see panic in their eyes because they don't know why they act and I know why I act. Whether I'm a good or a bad actor, I know why I do it.
    -- Andy Serkis

    #Eye #Acting #Watches

  • People should fall in love with their eyes closed.
    -- Andy Warhol

    #Love #Fall #Eye

  • Kiss me with your eyes.
    -- Andy Warhol

    #Eye #Kissing #Kiss Me

  • Iconic clothing has been secularized. . . . A guardsman in a dress uniform is ostensibly an icon of aggression; his coat is red as the blood he hopes to shed. Seen on a coat-hanger, with no man inside it, the uniform loses all its blustering significance and, to the innocent eye seduced by decorative colour and tactile braid, it is as abstract in symbolic information as a parasol to an Eskimo. It becomes simply magnificent.
    -- Angela Carter

    #Eye #Men #Blood

  • The rose that with you earthly eyes you see, has flowered in God from all eternity.
    -- Angelus Silesius

    #Nature #Eye #Rose

  • The windows of my soul are made of one-way glass, don't bother looking into my eyes if there's something you want to know, just ask
    -- Ani DiFranco

    #Eye #Glasses #Soul

  • The bathroom mirror has not budged, the woman who lives there can tell the truth from the stuff they say and looks me in the eye- says do you prefer the easy way? No? Well ok then, dont cry.
    -- Ani DiFranco

    #Eye #Mirrors #Looks

  • Squint your eyes and look closer I'm not between you and your ambition I am a poster girl with no poster I am thirty-two flavors and then some And I'm beyond your peripheral vision So you might want to turn your head Cause someday you might find you're starving and eating all of the words you said.
    -- Ani DiFranco

    #Girl #Eye #Ambition

  • spring is super in the supermarkets and the strawberries prance and glow never mind that they're all kinda tart and tasteless as strawberries go meanwhile wild things are not for sale anymore than they are for show so i'll be outside, in love with the kind of beauty it takes more than eyes to know
    -- Ani DiFranco

    #Spring #Eye #Mind

  • It is hope in this wider sense which enabled my father to build, from scratch, one of India's largest modern enterprises. His was an undertaking powered by hard work, initiative, self-belief but, above all else, the capacity, as he would often say, "to dream with your eyes wide open".
    -- Anil Ambani

    #Dream #Father #Eye

  • The eye is a very quick instrument, much quicker than the ear. The eye gets it immediately
    -- Anish Kapoor

    #Eye #Ears #Instruments

  • we need to turn the question around to look at the harasser, not the target. We need to be sure that we can go out and look anyone who is a victim of harassment in the eye and say, 'You do not have to remain silent anymore.
    -- Anita Hill

    #Eye #Needs #Target

  • You have to look at leadership through the eyes of the followers and you have to live the message. What I have learned is that people become motivated when you guide them to the source of their own power and when you make heroes out of employees who personify what you want to see in the organization.
    -- Anita Roddick

    #Leadership #Hero #Eye

  • There is nothing so inspiring to a woman as seeing love in a man's eyes when he looks at her.
    -- Anita Stansfield

    #Eye #Men #Looks

  • When you train, you should train as if on the battlefield. Make your eyes glare, lower your shoulders and harden your body. If you train with the same intensity and spirit as though you are striking and blocking against an actual opponent, you will naturally develop the same attitude as on a battlefield
    -- Anko Itosu

    #Attitude #Block #Eye

  • If I ever win you," he said, anger bright in his pale eyes, "it will be because you want me more. Not because he's gone. I'm nobody's second best.
    -- Ann Aguirre

    #Eye #Winning #Gone

  • Contrary to the fantasies of the fundamentalists, there was no deathbed conversion, no last minute refuge taken in a comforting vision of a heaven or an afterlife. For Carl, what mattered most was what was true, not merely what would make us feel better. Even at this moment when anyone would be forgiven for turning away from the reality of our situation, Carl was unflinching. As we looked deeply into each other's eyes, it was with a shared conviction that our wondrous life together was ending forever.
    -- Ann Druyan

    #Taken #Eye #Feel Better

  • Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high, look it quarely in the eye and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.
    -- Ann Landers

    #Courage #Eye #Looks

  • I am a hunter of beauty and I move slow and I keep the eyes wide, every fiber of every muscle sensing all wonder and this is the thrill of the hunt and I could be an expert on the life full, the beauty meat that lurks in every moment. I hunger to taste life. God.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Moving #Eye #Meat

  • Praying with eyes wide open is the only way to pray without ceasing.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Eye #Way #Praying

  • The practice of giving thanks...eucharisteo...this is the way we practice the presence of God, stay present to His presence, and it is always a practice of the eyes. We don't have to change what we see. Only the way we see.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Eye #Practice #Giving

  • Afterwards, in bed with a book, the spell of television feels remote compared to the journey into the page. To be in a book. To slip into the crease where two pages meet, to live in the place where your eyes alight upon the words to ignite a world of smoke and peril, colour and serene delight. That is a journey no one can end with the change of a channel. Enduring magic.
    -- Ann-Marie MacDonald

    #Book #Eye #Journey

  • The whole time I was hoping my silence would fit yours and exclamation marks would gently float across time and space so that boundaries would be crossed; the whole time I was praying you would read my eyes and understand what I was never able to understand. See, we were never about butterflies. We’ve always been about burning stars. All about us is unearthly and radiant.
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Stars #Eye #Butterfly

  • And it seemed to me that there were fires Flying till dawn without number And I never found out things-those Strange eyes of his-what colour? Everything trembling and singing and Were you my enemy or my friend, Winter was it or summer?
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Summer #Eye #Winter

  • We learned not to meet anymore, We don't raise our eyes to one another, But we ourselves won't guarantee What could happen to us in an hour.
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Eye #Guarantees #Hours

  • And this tenderness was not like That which a certain poet At the beginning of the century called true And, for some reason, quiet. No, not at all— It rang out, like the first waterfall, It crunched like the crust of bluish ice And it prayed with a swanlike voice, And it broke down right before our eyes.
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Eye #Ice #Waterfalls

  • The eyes are the nipples of the face.
    -- Anna Faris

    #Eye #Nipples #Faces

  • You can see when an actor gets bored: Their eyes go dead. I promised myself I'd never let that happen. If it does, I'll go and live on a desert island for a year.
    -- Anna Friel

    #Eye #Islands #Years

  • I had very good eyes once. Though it's another thing to say what I saw. In my experience, it is entirely possible to watch something happen and not to see it at all.
    -- Anna Funder

    #Eye #Watches #Saws

  • She was a vision in a white gown her dark hair forming a hazy halo around her rosy heart-shaped face. Her long lashes fluttered to touch her cheeks and then her eyes opened fully in his direction. Her small round mouth flexed in an immediate and knowing smile. That's the girl I'm going to marry Henry thought.
    -- Anna Godbersen

    #Girl #Eye #Heart

  • Henry was thinking of the younger Holland sister of the way she could go from being an impetuous girl to a knowing woman in a few seconds and never lose the stars in her eyes.
    -- Anna Godbersen

    #Girl #Stars #Eye

  • That is what I want to tell you about: the girls with their short skirts and bright eyes and big-city dreams. The girls of 1929.
    -- Anna Godbersen

    #Girl #Dream #Eye

  • You love her," Teddy observed quietly. Henry replied with an uncharacteristic lack of irony: "Yes." Teddy's eyes shifted to the plaster interlacing that decorated the ceiling in curlicues. "Lord, you never make it easy, do you." "No.
    -- Anna Godbersen

    #Eye #Ceilings #Irony

  • We see our sins reflected everywhere: in the pallor of our intimates’ faces, in the scratching of tree branches against windows, in the strange movements of everyday objects. These may be messages from God or tricks of the eye, but in neither case are we permitted to ignore them.
    -- Anna Godbersen

    #Eye #Tree #Everyday

  • Henry closed his eyes and imagined the sweet petulant woundedness with which she had stared at him on the beach. He felt a little proud that she could love him.
    -- Anna Godbersen

    #Sweet #Beach #Eye

  • I think the eyes flirt most. There are so many ways to use them.
    -- Anna Held

    #Flirty #Eye #Flirting

  • tis woman's strongest vindication for speaking that the world needs to hear her voice. It would be subversive of every human interest that the cry of one-half the human family be stifled. ... The world has had to limp along with the wobbling gait and one-sided hesitancy of a man with one eye. Suddenly the bandage is removed from the other eye and the whole body is filled with light. It sees a circle where before it saw a segment. The darkened eye restored, every member rejoices with it.
    -- Anna Julia Cooper

    #Women #Eye #Light

  • The most frustrating things is when you read something that has so much potential, but there are other little red flags where you think, I don't know that I would see eye-to-eye with the people making this film. And that is the worst environment to enter, and absolutely not worth the risk.
    -- Anna Kendrick

    #Eye #Thinking #People

  • Child of mortality, whence comest thou? Why is thy countenance sad, and why are thine eyes red with weeping?
    -- Anna Letitia Barbauld

    #Children #Eye #Red

  • So fades a summer cloud away; So sinks the gale when storms are o'er; So gently shuts the eye of day; So dies a wave along the shore.
    -- Anna Letitia Barbauld

    #Summer #Time #Eye

  • The well taught philosophic mind To all compassion gives; Casts round the world an equal eye, And feels for all that lives.
    -- Anna Letitia Barbauld

    #Eye #Compassion #Giving

  • With all the new media outlets out there, with all the noise, a voice of authority and calm like Vogue becomes more important than ever. The more eyes on fashion, the more opinions about fashion, the more exploration of fashion around the world, the better it is for Vogue. Vogue is like Nike or Coca-Cola—this huge global brand. I want to enhance it, I want to protect it, and I want it to be part of the conversation.
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Nike #Fashion #Eye

  • If envy is red and doubt is black then happiness is brown. I looked from the little brown stone to the tiny brown freckle to her huge brown eyes.
    -- Annabel Pitcher

    #Eye #Envy #Black

  • Let's pretend for just one moment that could actually happen. You close your eyes and I'll close mine and let's dream the same dream across the Atlantic, lighting up the darkness between us. Can you see it, Stu? Can you see us up there, shining in all the black?
    -- Annabel Pitcher

    #Dream #Eye #Shining