Observing Quotes

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Louise Glück
“Of two sisters
one is always the watcher,
one the dancer.”
Louise Glück, Descending Figure

Charlotte Eriksson
“I am a free soul, singing my heart out by myself no matter where I go and I call strangers my friends because I learn things and find ways to fit them into my own world. I hear what people say, rearrange it, take away and tear apart until it finds value in my reality and there I make it work. I find spaces in between the cracks and cuts where it feels empty
and there I make it work.”
Charlotte Eriksson

Sanhita Baruah
“I think one can tell a lot about a person from the way he chooses to let the stub of his cigarette burn out...”
Sanhita Baruah

Wendelin Van Draanen
“I operate under the assumption that people don't notice the good in me. That's just how things always seem to play out. I get blamed, while con-artist kids like Venus, and Camille, and Gemma get believed. But the rescue lady noticed. In the background, just observing, she noticed.”
Wendelin Van Draanen, Runaway

Toba Beta
“Somebody is observing my writings, I know that.
That's one reason why I keep reading and writing.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Eraldo Banovac
“A wise man does not give quick answers to complex questions – he observes, analyzes and contemplates.”
Eraldo Banovac

Richelle E. Goodrich
“If only I could see myself from the same vantage point that I observe the world; I might judge my behavior and expressions more critically, and others less.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

Alexandra Horowitz
“For me, walking has become less physical transit than mental transportation. It is engaging. I have become, I fear, a difficult walking companion, liable to slow down and point at things. I can turn this off, but I love to have it on: a sense of wonder that I, and we all, have a predisposition to but have forgotten to enjoy.”
Alexandra Horowitz

Dorothy L. Sayers
“The rest were nondescript, as yet undifferentiated—yet nondescripts, thought Harriet, were the most difficult of all human beings to analyze. You scarcely knew they were there, until—bang! Something quite unexpected blew up like a depth charge and left you marveling, to collect strange floating debris.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Gaudy Night

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Oftentimes I think it is far better to listen for an answer, rather than talk out of an effort to create one.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Edward Albee
“Writers have this schizophrenic ability to both participate in their lives and, at the same time, observe themselves participating in their lives.”
Edward Albee, Three Tall Women

Hamka
“Mataku merenung alam. Menunggu datangnya syair”
Hamka, Kenang-Kenangan Hidup

Eraldo Banovac
“Knowledge can be acquired by education, reading, communicating and observing, but also simply by living.”
Eraldo Banovac

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“Not all people are 'people', some are more and some are less. But only those who listen intently with their hearts will recognise them for what they are.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I’m going to write something that moves the masses and seizes one’s soul, I have to force myself to sit and watch life long before I ever attempt to sit and write about it. For without the watching the writing doesn’t matter.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Yelena Akhtiorskaya
“One thing a Soviet upbringing taught you was to pay attention.”
Yelena Akhtiorskaya, Panic in a Suitcase

Mwanandeke Kindembo
“However, the fact that we must love our parents cannot limit us from observing and identifying their daily behaviours; both negative and positive.”
Mwanandeke Kindembo, Treatise Upon The Misconceptions of Narcissism

Debasish Mridha
“Learn by reading, listening, observing, imitating, and emulating.”
Debasish Mridha

Eraldo Banovac
“Observing is the basis of wisdom.”
Eraldo Banovac

Dada Bhagwan
“Patience is not something that you keep; patience is something that you learn. How is patience learnt? By sitting with those who have patience and by observing those who have patience.”
Dada Bhagwan

Marcus du Sautoy
“If I keep observing the uranium, which means a little more than keeping my eyes on the pot on my desk and involves something akin to surrounding it with a whole system of Geiger counters, I can freeze it in such a way that it stops emitting radiation.
Although Turing first suggested the idea as a theoretical construct, it turns out that it is not just mathematical fiction. Experiments in the last decade have demonstrated the real possibility of using observation to inhibit the progress of a quantum system.”
Marcus du Sautoy, The Great Unknown: Seven Journeys to the Frontiers of Science

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“There was this thin meandering creek that wound past the old summer cottage. And sliding down the slight bank, I would gently pull aside the scattering of stalky weeds and elegant wildflowers that edged the flowing rivulet of crystalline water. And there, in that oh so tiny and forgotten place, a whole world of living things danced in the waters, frolicked on the scattering of assorted pebbles, and gingerly crawled on the emerald moss that generously lined both banks. And staring at the wonder of that tiny, forgotten place, I thought that life is not about grand destinations. Rather, it’s about realizing that we are already in a destination.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Henry James
“However much you might watch me I should be watching you more.”
Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“If you wanna speak like the gods, your ear must be open as the sky.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones

Steven Magee
“I have spent over a decade observing the government and concluded they are willfully incompetent in the health and safety of their citizens.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“After informing the management team at Dartmouth College that I was keeping daily records of the behavioral problems I was observing in all staff that I supervised, they insisted those records be destroyed.”
Steven Magee

Tracy K. Smith
“And then I think, maybe that’s what we are. An accidental spectacle.”
Tracy K. Smith

Steven Magee
“It is important for managers that are observing behavioral problems in their workers to investigate them, even if the upper management team wants to cover them up.”
Steven Magee

Alain Bremond-Torrent
“She is pretty, she has noticed i am gazing in her direction but i am not looking at, i am just observing the distance that separates me from love.”
Alain Bremond-Torrent, "Darling, it's not only about sex"

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“Young children remind us how to see.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

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