Observant Quotes

Quotes tagged as "observant" (showing 1-14 of 14)
“When we are fairly observant and overly patient, a vibration of happiness might crop up unwittingly, as we capture the “timelessness” of a lucky moment and a sparkle of a stray instant, unexpectedly, enraptures our life in a blaze of color and splendor. ( "Happy days are back again" )”
Erik Pevernagie

Mary Elizabeth Braddon
“Self-assertion may deceive the ignorant for a time; but when the noise dies away, we cut open the drum, and find it was emptiness that made the music.”
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Aurora Floyd

“Sometimes those who love most deeply can't get past the weight of their own feelings.”
James L. Halperin, The First Immortal

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Learn to look up now and then, just in case a piano is falling from overhead.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes

Lois McMaster Bujold
“Lord X was a tyrant, not a revolutionary. He wanted to take over the system, not change it.”
Lois McMaster Bujold, Cetaganda

Bryant McGill
“Begin to see the violence around you; begin to see the violence within you.”
Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

Thylias Moss
“One must always be aware, to notice—even though the cost of noticing is to become responsible.”
Thylias Moss

Elizabeth Winder
“I suppose that was an example of close attention to detail that is common to writers and artists. It is imperative, whether consciously or not, that one observe the vast as well as the infinitesimal in order to create the image or choose accurate words that ring true.”
Elizabeth Winder, Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953

Louis-Ferdinand Céline
“That's how I am! eyes peeled, scientific! first things first! the big ones! the small ones!...if they're going to behead you...for example!...you don't take your eyes of the guillotine!...look, the blade's dull!
-Executioner! you shout, hey, you lazy fucker! don't you have anyone sharpening that thing?
And the executioner scurries off, shit-assed and sheepish!”
Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Normance

Neal Stephenson
“Most men would rather be shot through with a broad-headed arrow than be described by you.”
Neal Stephenson, Quicksilver

“Any leadership that is observant and committed to its people will always find better ways to solve problems.”
Gift Gugu Mona

Deyth Banger
“Details are important, be observant.”
Deyth Banger

Nathanael Johnson
“I have a fantasy about being the kind of father who notices on his commute that the chestnuts on a nearby tree are ripe and brings home an armful to roast--the kind of person who is able to gather up richness where others see nothing worth noting.”
Nathanael Johnson, Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness