Invisibility Quotes

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Friedrich Nietzsche
“Invisible threads are the strongest ties.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

James Patterson
“I want to do it too!" (sitting motionless)
Nudge: "Nope, you stand out like a fart in a church."
Max: (muttering) "Appropriately enough."
Iggy: "What about me?" (stands still)
Max: "No, you're visible."
Iggy: "Am not!"
Max: (throws a pinecone at him) "Could I do that if I wouldn't see you?”
James Patterson, The Final Warning

Virginia Woolf
“All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself, a wedge-shaped core of darkness, something invisible to others.”
Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

Marilynne Robinson
“It was a source of both terror and comfort to me then that I often seemed invisible — incompletely and minimally existent, in fact. It seemed to me that I made no impact on the world, and that in exchange I was privileged to watch it unawares.”
Marilynne Robinson, Housekeeping

Rachel Hartman
“My own survival required me to counterbalance interesting with invisible.”
Rachel Hartman, Seraphina

Lloyd Alexander
“I'm trying to make myself invisible."

"That's an odd thing to attempt.”
Lloyd Alexander, The Book of Three

H.G. Wells
“I went over the heads of the things a man reckons desirable. No doubt invisibility made it possible to get them, but it made it impossible to enjoy them when they are got.”
H.G. Wells, The Invisible Man

Kelley York
“I can physically see the effort it takes for him to open his mouth and force out the words. He's spent so much of his life not being seen, not being heard, that he's forgotten how to realize anything he says does hold weight and is important.”
Kelley York, Suicide Watch

Alan Bradley
“…because I was only eleven years old, I was wrapped in the best cloak of invisibility in the world.”
Alan Bradley, A Red Herring Without Mustard

James Patterson
“Nope, you stick out like a fart in a church.”
James Patterson, The Final Warning

Patricia A. McKillip
“Do you become in visible?'
'No. I'm there, if you know how to look. I stand between the place you look at and the place you see. Behind what you expect to see. If you expect to see me, you do. I listen in places where no one expects me to be.”
Patricia A. McKillip, Alphabet of Thorn

Dejan Stojanovic
“There are no clear borders,
Only merging invisible to the sight.”
Dejan Stojanovic, Circling: 1978-1987

Will Advise
“Silence is the invisibility of talking. I'd take half an argument over half a silence any day. And I'd take peace and quiet over a full-blown argument any other day, unless it's Tuesday.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Will Advise
“The way to be invisible - is to truly be imaginary. But since you cannot imagine yourself, you have to clone your imagination into being an image of yourself. Imagine that.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Toba Beta
“Eyes skip a low-key profile.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

“Invisibility--there are things we can't see now, that are there, that are embedded, that it really takes time in order to be able to see. There are many ghosts that are lurking around and lingering through us that takes the technology of another generation or so in order to uncover and show what those stains and strains and perceived flaws really we're building towards”
Lynn Hershman Leeson

Penelope Lively
“But more usually I find that age has bestowed a kind of comfortable anonymity. We are not especially interesting, by and large--waiting for a bus, walking along the street; younger people are busy sizing up one another, in the way that children in a park will only register other children. We are not exactly invisible, but we are not noticed, which I rather like; it leaves me free to do what a novelist does anyway, listen and watch, but with the added spice of feeling a little as though I am some observant time-traveller, on the edge of things, bearing witness to the customs of another age.”
Penelope Lively, Ammonites and Leaping Fish: A Life in Time

Toba Beta
“How can you see and sue something invisible?”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

James Thurber
“It didn't work," said the King. "The cloak of invisibility didn't work."
"Yes, it did," said the Royal Wizard.
"No, it didn't," said the King. "I kept bumping into things, the same as ever."
"The cloak is supposed to make you invisible," said the Royal Wizard. "It is not supposed to keep you from bumping into things."
"All I know is, I kept bumping into things," said the King.”
James Thurber, Many Moons

Michio Kaku
“To make Harry Potter invisible, one would have to liquefy him, boil him to create steam, crystallize him, heat him again, and the cool him, all of which would be quite difficult to accomplish, even for a wizard”
Michio Kaku, Physics of the Impossible

“Everything is visible to, The Invisible.”
Syed Sharukh

Amy S. Foster
“When she was younger, Ellie used to believe that her invisibility was a metaphor for something else, assuming it was her awkwardness, her fear of saying or doing the wrong thing. She had thought as she grew older, more confident, wiser, she would outgrow this not being noticed. But lately, Ellie really felt like a ghost. She would be in a place, but not really there. People looked through her, past her. Her invisibility had taken on a life of its own. It wasn't a metaphor anymore, or a defense mechanism or eccentric little tic. She was actually invisible. At least, that was how it felt to her.
Ellie wondered whether her parents were to blame. They were, after all, children of the sixties who had met at a love-in or lie-down or something of that sort, about which Ellie knew little except that a lot of drugs had been involved. Could Ellie's lack of physical presence be a genetic mutation caused by acid or mushrooms? Ellie grew up on their hippie commune among the highest, densest redwoods, where they dug their hands deep into the soil and grew their own food, made their own clothes. So perhaps it is there that the mystery is solved. Ellie indeed was a child of the earth, a baby of beiges and taupes and browns and muted greens. Nature doesn't scream and shout, demanding constant attention, and neither did Ellie. Maybe her invisibility was just her blending right in.”
Amy S. Foster, When Autumn Leaves

Lynne Ewing
“She could stay invisible forever. She didn't completely understand her power, but she was beginning to understand who she was. Goddess, she thought, and her molecules formed a smile before she rode the breeze with arc-shaped leaps, like a dolphin, up and down toward home.”
Lynne Ewing, Goddess of the Night

Mikita Brottman
“To be invisible is to be free.”
Mikita Brottman, An Unexplained Death: The True Story of a Body at the Belvedere

Monique Wittig
“One only has to read interviews with outstanding women to hear them apologizing”
Monique Wittig, The Straight Mind: And Other Essays

Helen Oyeyemi
“Miss Foxe occasionally wondered if she spent her life approaching invisibility and had finally arrived at it.”
Helen Oyeyemi, Mr. Fox

John Green
“It's different being invisible *with* someone.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

Matt Haig
“I stared at the lute. At the darkness of the small holes amid the twisting decoration of the wood. I imagined, ridiculously, a world inside there. Deep in the shell of the lute. Where some miniature version of ourselves could live, safe and invisible and unharmed.”
Matt Haig, How to Stop Time

Natasha Anastasia Tarpley
“Everyone is invisible to someone.”
Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, The Harlem Charade

Gerhard Richter
“It makes no sense to expect or claim to 'make the invisible visible', or the unknown known, or the unthinkable thinkable. We can draw conclusions about the invisible; we can postulate its existence with relative certainty. But all we can represent is an analogy, which stands for the invisible but is not it.”
Gerhard Richter

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