Myopia Quotes

Quotes tagged as "myopia" (showing 1-13 of 13)
Katie Kacvinsky
“It's like looking through a microscope your whole life," he (Justin) said. "You miss the whole picture. Sometimes you need to get lost in order to discover anything.”
Katie Kacvinsky, Awaken

Sol Luckman
“Someone experiencing the stages of grief is rarely aware of how his behavior might appear to others. Grief often produces a “zoom lens effect,” in which the focus is entirely on oneself, to the exclusion of external considerations.”
Sol Luckman, Snooze: A Story of Awakening

Aldo Leopold
“At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant.”
Aldo Leopold

“It seems sometimes that people take a deliberately myopic and fill their eyes with things seen microscopically in order not to see macrosopically.”
Marilyn Frye, Politics of Reality: Essays in Feminist Theory

George Eliot
“He had no ideal world of dead heroes; he knew little of the life of men in the past; he must find the beings to whom he could cling with loving admiration among those who came within speech of him.”
George Eliot, Adam Bede

Rémy de Gourmont
“Man can no more see the world than a fish can see the river bank.”
Rémy de Gourmont, Philosophic Nights in Paris,: Being Selections from Promenades Philosophiques

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“I know now that a writer cannot afford to give in to feelings of rage, disgust, or contempt. Did you answer someone in a temper? If so, you didn't hear him out and lost track of his system of opinions. You avoided someone out of disgust—and a completely unknown personality slipped out of your ken—precisely the type you would have needed someday. But, however tardily, I nonetheless caught myself and realized I had always devoted my time and attention to people who fascinated me and were pleasant, who engaged my sympathy, and that as a result I was seeing society like the Moon, always from one side.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Books III-IV

Alberto Caeiro
“That thing over there was more there than it’s there!
Yes, sometimes I cry about the perfect body that doesn’t exist.
But the perfect body is the bodiest body there can be,
And the rest are the dreams men have,
The myopia of someone who doesn’t look very much,”
Alberto Caeiro, The Collected Poems of Alberto Caeiro

Barbara W. Tuchman
“To those who think them selves strong, force always seems the easiest solution.”
Barbara W. Tuchman, The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam

George F. Will
“There may be arrogance – and the laziness of someone who is indefatigable when doing what he enjoys, but only when doing that.”
George F. Will, The Woven Figure: Conservatism and America's Fabric

“The French political class has been relentlessly myopic, if not completely blind, about the concerns of those who work and mine and farm. .... To cite Eugene Weber, "One thing that we learn from history is that people seldom learn from history.”
Ronald Rosbottom

Garry Wills
“Arthur Schlesinger admits that JFK "succumbed to the fake omniscience of insiders". Prolonged immersion in the self-contained, self-justifying world of clandestinity and deception erodes the reality principle.”
Garry Wills, Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Eating seeds is at times a sign of shortsightedness or impatience.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana