Seen Quotes

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Akwaeke Emezi
“Understand this if you understand nothing: it is a powerful thing to be seen”
Akwaeke Emezi, Freshwater

Jeanette LeBlanc
“Out there somewhere there is a love who will never dream of calling you too much. Who speaks, like you, in poetry and candlewax and stardust. Who runs outside on stormy nights to howl at the moon. Who collects bones and sings incantation and talks to the ancestors. And that lover, when you find him or her, will see you and know you – just as you are and just as you should be.

And they will say yes. Yes, you. I will go there with you. I have been waiting for this.”
Jeanette LeBlanc

Susan Howatch
“The organist was almost at the end of the anthem’s long introduction, and as the crescendo increases the cathedral began to glitter before my eyes until I felt as if every stone in the building was vibrating in anticipation of the sweeping sword of sound from the Choir.

The note exploded in our midst, and at that moment I knew our creator had touched not only me but all of us, just as Harriet had touched that sculpture with a loving hand long ago, and in that touch I sensed the indestructible fidelity, the indescribable devotion and the inexhaustible energy of the creator as he shaped his creation, bringing life out of dead matter, wresting form continually from chaos. Nothing was ever lost, Harriet had said, and nothing was ever wasted because always, when the work was finally completed, every article of the created process, seen or unseen, kept or discarded, broken or mended – EVERYTHING was justified, glorified and redeemed.”
Susan Howatch

Jeanette LeBlanc
“I see you, beneath the surface. I see your untamable wild. I see your billowing heart. I see your unshed tears and your not yet dreams and your devotion to spirit. I see you howl at the moon and call the ocean home and ground to earth and grow taller than the trees.

I see you.

You are not alone. You are not invisible.

You are seen. You are seen. You are seen.

And my god, you are beautiful.”
Jeanette LeBlanc

Frank Herbert
“What the eyes had seen could not be erased.”
Frank Herbert, Dune Messiah

Anne Carson
“I will never know how you see red and you will never know how I see it.”
Anne Carson, Autobiography of Red
tags: color, red, see, seen

Jeanette LeBlanc
“I see you, flawed and humble and road weary and proud and still in spite of the deep ache, somehow sure you’ve done all you can.

I see all you feel but cannot speak. I see the way the words grow and swell, expanding your chest and pressing against the confines in your throat until they form the most unbearable pain, and the air around you so heavy with the weight of words unsaid.

I see the way your chest caves in and your shoulders curl around and your arms hold your knees so tight that you circle in upon yourself.

I see how in spite of this you are expanding, even though others wish you small and in spite of your own efforts to keep peace. I see that you are a wild thing, not meant for containment.”
Jeanette LeBlanc

Mehmet Murat ildan
“What lies behind the innocent looks? What lies behind the kind words? What lies behind the gentle smiles? Do not remain on the surface of the things; go behind them so that you can compare the seen with the unseen, the surface with the depth to find out whether they are the same or not!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Anthony Ryan
“War is ever the folly of the ignorant. But I have seen much to convince me some wars must be fought, to the bitterest end if need be.”
Anthony Ryan, Queen of Fire

Seth Dickinson
“Your power is secret, and in secret it is total. But to use your power you must touch the world. To touch you must be touched, to be touched is to be seen, to be seen is to be known. To be known is to perish. Act subtly, lest you diminish.”
Seth Dickinson, The Monster Baru Cormorant

Tracey Bond
“I believe that beauty is something that can be felt, inasmuch as it can be seen, deep below sight's surface, the supernatural way those who are pure in heart, can divinely touch their dreams.”
Tracey Bond

Kacen Callender
“The idea of not being alone -- of having someone who sees me, same way I see the things that no one else can see, makes me feel like I'm real. Like I deserve to exist on this planet alongside everyone else. That I get to be here because there's someone else who wants me here too.”
Kacen Callender, Hurricane Child

Tarun Betala
“We believe because it gives us faith. It gives us the willingness to go through our day, to keep the existentialist threat of meaninglessness away. We believe because we crave to be seen, to be known, to be understood. We believe because that is the only thing we can do. If there is no one to judge us - to tell us that we are good, and that if we are bad, we can be redeemed - why bother living at all? Why bother being good at all? If there is no one to look after us, and we are truly alone in this universe, what purpose do we have? We have nothing but the present moment, and only temporariness.”
Tarun Betala, The Things We Don't Know

Iris Murdoch
“I want you to be able to see me, and as my love for you is so much of me (all of me, making me more than myself) then you must see that too.”
Iris Murdoch, Henry and Cato

Nitya Prakash
“They never left your texts unreplied, that 'seen' says a lot.”
Nitya Prakash

Marcia Reynolds
“You don’t empower people by giving them tasks and homework. Personal power comes from within, when people feel seen, cared about, and respected.”
Marcia Reynolds, Coach the Person, Not the Problem: A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry

Marcia Reynolds
“People need to feel seen, heard, and valued to have the desire to grow.”
Marcia Reynolds, Coach the Person, Not the Problem: A Guide to Using Reflective Inquiry

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“[...] what you see is likely to be less Black Swannish than what you do not see.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable

Rachel Joyce
“He looks at me gently, with you eyes, and he says, simply, 'I just want someone to see me, Q. See who I really am.'
It is what we all want, in the end; to be seen.”
Rachel Joyce, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

Maureen Johnson
“We all have an innate desire to make a difference, to make an impact, to be seen, to be heard, to leave behind something better than what we're brought into.”
Maureen Johnson

Ariel Francisco
“But now I know that a twinkling star is just
a satellite, another man-made thing

not quite as far away as the stars, though far enough
to see the world as a whole. Far enough
to see the hurricane somewhere out

in the Atlantic, spinning itself into nothingness,
dissipating under its own destructive power.
Far enough to see who still has electricity

and who doesn't, and yet far enough to not see
me standing in my doorway. Far enough
to not see itself reflected in the water. I toss

the bottle into the flooded street, watch
the ripples, the way the movement makes
the stars reflections waver, twinkle,

all becoming satellites, watchers, until a new
flickering catches my eye...”
Ariel Francisco, Before Snowfall, After Rain

“Contrary to popular belief, our deepest hunger is not for love. Our real hunger is for sensuality. We yearn to be seen in captivating ways than we’ve ever been seen, touched in deeper ways than we’ve ever been touched, and adored in ways we’ve never experienced before. Love doesn’t quite meet those needs. This is why sensuality makes so much sense now, if you truly understand what it’s purpose is really about”
Lebo Grand

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Der Student fragte: Was soll ich sein, Meister? Fluss, Meer, See oder Berg oder was? Der Meister antwortete: Sei einzigartig! Es gibt bereits viele Flüsse, viele Ozeane, viele Seen; etwas anderes sein, weil die Welt Vielfalt braucht, nicht Einheitlichkeit.”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Steven Magee
“I have seen a lot of funky things atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii.”
Steven Magee

Djuna Barnes
“And me who seem curious because no one has seen me for a million years, and now I'm seen! Is there such extraordinary need of misery to make beauty? Let go Hell; and your fall will be broken by the roof of Heaven.”
Djuna Barnes, Nightwood

Steven Magee
“If I have seen further than those before me, it was because I connected to the spiritual world.”
Steven Magee

Gift Gugu Mona
“When God anoints you, people will see it. When He appoints you, others will know it, and when He uplifts you, the world will hear it because He can do what has never been heard.”
Gift Gugu Mona, Daily Quotes About God: 365 Days of Heavenly Inspiration

Sally Rooney
“Her gaze unsettles him like it used to, like looking into a mirror, seeing something that has no secrets from you.”
Sally Rooney, Normal People

“What a year 2020!
Not even my optometrist, could’ve seen what was ahead of us”
Charmaine J. Forde

Gift Gugu Mona
“Her gifts usher her to places she had never been. The works of her own hands' open doors she had never seen. She is a gifted woman.”
Gift Gugu Mona, Woman of Virtue: Power-Filled Quotes for a Powerful Woman

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