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Quotes About Watching

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Dejan Stojanovic
“To hear never-heard sounds,
To see never-seen colors and shapes,
To try to understand the imperceptible
Power pervading the world;
To fly and find pure ethereal substances
That are not of matter
But of that invisible soul pervading reality.
To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul;
To be a lantern in the darkness
Or an umbrella in a stormy day;
To feel much more than know.
To be the eyes of an eagle, slope of a mountain;
To be a wave understanding the influence of the moon;
To be a tree and read the memory of the leaves;
To be an insignificant pedestrian on the streets
Of crazy cities watching, watching, and watching.
To be a smile on the face of a woman
And shine in her memory
As a moment saved without planning.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Toba Beta
“It's sometimes funny to watch some people doing
something the wrong way but doing it confidently.
Even more funny, they succeeded.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Patrick Rothfuss
“What use is care? What good is watching for that matter? People are forever watching things. They should be seeing. I see the things I look at. I am a see-er.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

Dejan Stojanovic
“When the star dies,
Its eye closes; tired of watching,
It flies back to its first bright dream.”
Dejan Stojanovic, Circling: 1978-1987

Tennessee Williams
“Yes, movies! Look at them — All of those glamorous people — having adventures — hogging it all, gobbling the whole thing up! You know what happens? People go to the movies instead of moving! Hollywood characters are supposed to have all the adventures for everybody in America, while everybody in America sits in a dark room and watches them have them! Yes, until there's a war. That's when adventure becomes available to the masses! Everyone's dish, not only Gable's! Then the people in the dark room come out of the dark room to have some adventures themselves — Goody, goody! — It's our turn now, to go to the south Sea Island — to make a safari — to be exotic, far-off! — But I'm not patient. I don't want to wait till then. I'm tired of the movies and I am about to move!”
Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

George Orwell
“Always eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or bed- no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters in your skull.”
George Orwell, 1984

Dianna Hardy
“He could have watched her all night. He could watch her for an eternity and still never be able to capture the essence of what it is that makes ‘love’.”
Dianna Hardy, Cry Of The Wolf

Gerard Way
“Someday your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.”
Gerard Way

Ally Condie
“Ky still looks at me and I wonder for a moment if he is going to ask me what I am thinking about. But of course, he doesn't. He doesn't learn things by asking questions... He learns by watching.”
Ally Condie, Matched

Jenni Fagan
“I dinnae get people, like they all want to be watched, to be seen, like all the time. They put up their pictures online and let people they dinnae like look at them! And people they’ve never met as well, and they all pretend tae be shinier than they are – and some are even posting on like four sites; their bosses are watching them at work, the cameras watch them on the bus, and on the train, and in Boots, and even outside the chip shop. Then even at home – they’re going online to look and see who they can watch, and to check who’s watching them!”
Jenni Fagan, The Panopticon

David Hewson
“To watch. To wait. To wonder at a world in chaos,' the girl said. 'And hope one day you fools might learn.”
David Hewson, Macbeth

Annie Dillard
“We are here to witness. There is nothing else to do with those mute materials we do not need. Until Larry teaches his stone to talk, until God changes his mind, or until the pagan gods slip back to their hilltop groves, all we can do with the whole inhuman array is watch it.”
Annie Dillard, Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters

John Gardner
“It was said in the old days that every year Thor made a circle around Middle-earth, beating back the enemies of order. Thor got older every year, and the circle occupied by gods and men grew smaller. The wisdom god, Woden, went out to the king of the trolls, got him in an armlock, and demanded to know of him how order might triumph over chaos.
"Give me your left eye," said the king of the trolls, "and I'll tell you."
Without hesitation, Woden gave up his left eye. "Now tell me."
The troll said, "The secret is, Watch with both eyes!”
John Gardner, On Moral Fiction

“The art of sensuality encompassing the exploration and experiencing of all our senses... Those images are being born from and through living the moments of eating favorite chocolate cake with ice-cream, tranquil meditating, walking the beach and feeling the warm breeze on your face and the soothing sand beneath your feet, watching a never repeating its symphony sunset, dancing and feeling your body move through space, smelling flowers in a garden, painting or working with clay, with your fingertips gently touching piano keys or pulling the tense strings of guitar, caressing your ears with the whispers of one's soul, diving into the depth of loving you eyes, and, joining in a passionate kiss of life...the life of the artist...”
Oksana Rus

Israelmore Ayivor
“Don’t stretch your neck to see who is not doing it; you can do it better! Don’t turn to watch whoever is watching you; everybody is busily watching over his own actions at hand! Go, make your own real; do at the right time. The right time is now; so do it now!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Anne Brontë
“She, however, attentively watched my looks, and her artist's pride was gratified, no doubt, to read my heartfelt admiration in my eyes.”
Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Peter S. Beagle
“Unicorns are immortal. It is their nature to live alone in one place: usually a forest where there is a pool clear enough for them to see themselves-for they are a little vain, knowing themselves to be the most beautiful creatures in all the world, and magic besides. They mate very rarely, and no place is more enchanted than one where a unicorn has been born. The last time she had seen another unicorn the young virgins who still came seeking her now and then had called to her in a different tongue; but then, she had no idea of months and years and centuries, or even of seasons. It was always spring in her forest, because she lived there, and she wandered all day among the great beech trees, keeping watch over the animals that lived in the ground and under bushes, in nests and caves, earths and treetops. Generation after generation, wolves and rabbits alike, they hunted and loved and had children and died, and as the unicorn did none of these things, she never grew tired of watching them.”
Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

Markus Zusak
“... the city around us seemed colder than ever again, and I realised that even if it really had sensed something going on, it certainly didn't care. It moved forward again. I could feel it. I could almost hear it laugh and taste it. Close. Watching. Mocking. And it was cold, so cold, as it watched my sister bleeding at the back of our house.”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Jarod Kintz
“She told me she has her eye on me, so I said, And what do you have your other eye on?”
Jarod Kintz, Who Moved My Choose?: An Amazing Way to Deal With Change by Deciding to Let Indecision Into Your Life

Ronan Bennett
“Since I am never alone with myself. Since I am always watching the character playing my part in the scene, there is no possibility of spontaneity.”
Ronan Bennett, The Catastrophist

Israelmore Ayivor
“Be the player in your own dream life. Don't be a spectator watching your dreams every day; Let them get going!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“He wanted to tell her how much he preferred to look at her, that only by watching could he memorize her, and take her and possess her. He did not know how to explain that he could not touch better or more fully with his hands than he could with his eyes. Seeing encompassed all at once; a touch was limited to one spot at a time.”
Jerzy Kosinksi

Lily King
“You don't realize how language actually interferes with communication until you don't have it, how it gets in the way like an overdominant sense. You have to pay much more attention to everything else when you can't understand the words. Once comprehension comes, so much else falls away. You then rely on their words, and words aren't always the most reliable thing.”
Lily King, Euphoria

M.F. Moonzajer
“I like watching you scared; you just look like a ripe apple”
M.F. Moonzajer, A moment with God ; Poetry

Jarod Kintz
“There are going to be a lot of eyes on this year's annual Blindfold Convention. People always want to watch what they can’t watch.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Ernest Vincent Wright
“By slow, thoughtful watching, you can gain much, as against working up a wild, panicky condition.”
Ernest Vincent Wright, Gadsby

Israelmore Ayivor
“Work hard in the day; as hard as you can even if no one is watching you! Work harder in the night; as harder as if everyone's eyes are on you.”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

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