Observer Quotes

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Knut Hamsun
“The intelligent poor individual was a much finer observer than the intelligent rich one. The poor individual looks around him at every step, listens suspiciously to every word he hears from the people he meets; thus, every step he takes presents a problem, a task, for his thoughts and feelings. He is alert and sensitive, he is experienced, his soul has been burned...”
Knut Hamsun, Hunger

Erik Pevernagie
“If people in power are artfully pulling a red herring to cover up the cataclysm of their commitments, keeping people on a short leash and driving them playfully into an alley of false promises, we would do well to rely on attentive and considerate observers who send out alarm signals in time to prevent social corrosion. (" High noon. ")”
Erik Pevernagie

Kathryn L. Nelson
“Sometimes it is the quiet observer who sees the most.”
Kathryn L. Nelson, Pemberley Manor

Kamand Kojouri
“If all we had were roses, would the thorns then be beautiful?”
Kamand Kojouri

“The excitable observer will pass judgement first and then make knowledge conform to judgement; the prudent observer will first learn to know and then judge according to knowledge.”
Thomas Cleary (Ways of Warriors Codes of Kings)

Jiddu Krishnamurti
“The observer is the observed and therein lies sanity, the whole, and with the holy is love.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Total Freedom: The Essential Krishnamurti

Marshall McLuhan
Playboy: Have you ever taken LSD yourself?
McLUHAN: No, I never have. I'm an observer in these matters, not a participant.”
Marshall McLuhan

Toba Beta
“Nobody could be an observer without being involved.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Jeanette LeBlanc
“I’m mesmerized by lipstick prints on coffee cups.

By the lines of lips against white pottery. By the color chosen by the woman who sat and sipped and lived life. By the mark she leaves behind. Some people read tea leaves and others can tell your future through the lines on your palm. I think I’d like to read lipstick marks on coffee mugs.

To learn how to differentiate yearning from satiation. To know the curve of a deep-rooted joy or the line of bottomless grief. To be able to say, this deep blue red you chose and how firmly you planted your lips, this speaks of love on the horizon. But, darling, you must be sure to stand in your own truth. That barely-there nude that circles the entire rim? You are exploding into lightness and possibilities beyond what you currently know. The way the gloss only shows when the light hits it and the coffee has sloshed all over the saucer? people need to take the time to see you whole but my god, you’re glorious and messy and wonderful and free. The deep purple bruise almost etched in a single spot and most of the cup left unconsumed? Oh love. Let me hold the depth of your ache. It is true. He’s not coming back. I know you already know this, but do you also know this is not the end? Love. This is not the end.

I imagine that I can know entire stories by these marks on discarded mugs. Imagine that I know something intimate and true of the woman who left them. That I could take those mugs home one day and an entire novel worth of characters would pour out, just like that.”
Jeanette LeBlanc

Lidia Longorio
“Sitting there, in the coffee house, I saw so many stories behind the lips of people who had left them untold.”
Lidia Longorio, Hey Humanity

Melanie Cusick-Jones
“If only people knew how much I preferred to sit in the background, knowledgeable and capable, but not in the spotlight.”
Melanie Cusick-Jones, Cirque de la Nuit

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“One of the benefits of being an artist is being very observant.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

“By allowing myself to just be, i give myself space to purr in gratitude. I am the observer. I allow myself the time and space I need.”
Petra Poje - Keeper of The Eye

Mehmet Murat ildan
“To see the end, go to the end; to see beyond the end, don’t go further, because beyond the end, there will remain no observer!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“Me, I'm hanging back, working the camcorder, videoing it all. For some reason, it helps. Maybe I'm like the observer, not the participant?"
"Interesting." Sherman makes a note of this, as if it were useful advice: You could self-treat by carrying a goddamn camcorder around for the rest of your life.”
Will Boast, Daphne: A Novel

“People who possess a thirst for knowledge, are keen observers, and possess a compassionate heart, hold the requisite key for learning and sharing their knowledge with other people.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Antonio Machado
“The eye you see is not an eye because you see it;
it is an eye because it sees you.”
Antonio Machado, Times Alone: Selected Poems

Steven Magee
“As an author of quotes, I have a high consumption of notepads.”
steven magee

“A person can learn at any stage of life. Education requires more than learning how to read a book and write a sentence. What good does it do to read and write if a person lacks the ability to evaluate and judge the truth and falsity of what they read and write? Learning how to speak and argue is of little utility to a person has nothing sensible to say or who argues in favor of falsehoods. Learning how to think is of extremely valuable because it provides the needed contexture to make reading, writing, speaking, and rhetoric useful. Thinking cannot exist in a vacuum. A person must demonstrate the talent to be a proficient observer before thinking is a viable activity.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Chris Ernest Nelson
“The unity of Creation occurs when the observer understands that there is only One Observer. That which the observer perceives as separateness is an illusion that derives from the distinct perspective and experience of its infinite senses.”
Chris Ernest Nelson

Chris Ernest Nelson
“The unity of Creation occurs when the observer understands that there is only One Observer. That which the observer perceives as separateness is an illusion that derives from the distinct perspective and experience of his infinite senses.”
Chris Ernest Nelson

Iris Murdoch
“What a mystery a marriage was. What a strange and violent world, the world of matrimony. I was glad to be outside it. The idea of it filled me with a sort of queasy pity.”
Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince

Iris Murdoch
“When dealing with a married couple one can never be neutral. The hot magnetic power of each one's view of the other makes the spectator sway.”
Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince

“and you observe at length
or should I say forever”
Valzhyna Mort, Factory of Tears


“The observer determines the outcome. The observer is a participant in the experiment.”
Jordon Avery

Jasmine Warga
“And time isn't constant. At least our human perception of time. Einstein theorized that the faster we move, the slower we perceive time to move. The clocks will still tick away at the same rate regardless - but it's all about the perception of the observer.

I guess pretty much everything in life is about the perception of the observer.”
Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Only the observe knows what he sees.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Santosh    Kumar
1). Watch the sunrise and sundown at least a week and make a note what you truly noticed.
2). Feel the daylight and dark night at least a week and notice how you are truly feeling.
3). Walk around the nearest market at least a month and notice whatever you are hearing.
4). Use google search and watch YouTube videos of your interest and keep moving.
5). Join social media twitter and Facebook and keep observing the people you are meeting.
6). Listen online radio a random song at lest 2 hours at night and keep capturing the lyrics.
7). And the main meditate, think, imagine at night while sleeping and keep going.
8). Many Congratulations you are on your way to become a great observer.”
Santosh Kumar (San)

Helen Bevington
“Victor Hugo was a passionate observer, partial to death scenes. He had an appetite for extinction, a man sure to be on hand at the sound of a death rattle or the passing of a funeral procession.”
Helen Bevington, Along Came the Witch: A Journal in the 1960's

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