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Quotes About Perception

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Oscar Wilde
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

Edgar Allan Poe
“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
Edgar Allan Poe

John Lennon
“The more I see, the less I know for sure.”
John Lennon

Nicholas Sparks
“We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

Oprah Winfrey
“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough”
Oprah Winfrey

C.G. Jung
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
C.G. Jung

W.B. Yeats
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
W.B. Yeats

David Sedaris
“Everyone looks retarded once you set your mind to it.”
David Sedaris

Jonathan Safran Foer
“Songs are as sad as the listener.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

C.S. Lewis
“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.”
C.S. Lewis, The Magician's Nephew

Wayne W. Dyer
“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”
Wayne W. Dyer

Lao Tzu
“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
Lao Tzu

William Blake
“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.”
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Friedrich Nietzsche
“All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Aldous Huxley
“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.”
Aldous Huxley

Philip K. Dick
“Maybe each human being lives in a unique world, a private world different from those inhabited and experienced by all other humans. . . If reality differs from person to person, can we speak of reality singular, or shouldn't we really be talking about plural realities? And if there are plural realities, are some more true (more real) than others? What about the world of a schizophrenic? Maybe it's as real as our world. Maybe we cannot say that we are in touch with reality and he is not, but should instead say, His reality is so different from ours that he can't explain his to us, and we can't explain ours to him. The problem, then, is that if subjective worlds are experienced too differently, there occurs a breakdown in communication ... and there is the real illness.”
Philip K. Dick

John Green
“You used," he said, and then took a sharp breath, "to call me Augustus.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Criss Jami
“Closed in a room, my imagination becomes the universe, and the rest of the world is missing out.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

George Harrison
“It's all in the mind.”
George Harrison

Ansel Adams
“No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.”
Ansel Adams

Arthur Schopenhauer
“Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.”
Arthur Schopenhauer, Studies in Pessimism: The Essays

Martha Graham
“What people in the world think of you is really none of your business.”
Martha Graham

Friedrich Nietzsche
“The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Robertson Davies
“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”
Robertson Davies, Tempest-Tost

Irving Berlin
“Life is 10 percent what you make it
and 90 percent how you take it.”
Irving Berlin

Marcus Aurelius
“Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Arthur Rimbaud
“I believe I am in Hell, therefore I am.”
Arthur Rimbaud

David Hume
“Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty.”
David Hume, Of the Standard of Taste and Other Essays

Stephen R. Covey
“To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.”
Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

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