Viewpoint Quotes

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James Hilton
“People make mistakes in life through believing too much, but they have a damned dull time if they believe too little.”
James Hilton, Lost Horizon

John le Carré
“A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world.”
John le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy

Shannon L. Alder
“If you want to discover the true character of a person, you have only to observe what they are passionate about.”
Shannon L. Alder

Chris Cleave
“I ask you right here please to agree with me that a scar is never ugly. That is what the scar makers want us to think. But you and I, we must make an agreement to defy them. We must see all scars as beauty. Okay? This will be our secret. Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived.”
Chris Cleave, Little Bee

Neal Shusterman
“I was asking if unwinding kills you, or if it leaves you alive somehow. C'mon—it's not like we haven't thought about it." (...)
What do you think, Connor?" asks Hayden. "What hap­pens to your soul when you get unwound?"
Who says I even got one?"
For the sake of argument, let's say you do."
Who says I want an argument?”
Neal Shusterman, Unwind

Neal Shusterman
“Fine," Connor tells him. "Think about stuff until your head explodes. But the only thing I want to think about is surviving to eighteen."

I find your shallowness both refreshing and disappointing at the same time. Do you think that means I need therapy?”
Neal Shusterman, Unwind

Dan Stevens
“It’s not a bad lesson to learn in the bleaker months: how you view a storm is a question of perspective; provided you find the right rock to watch it from, it could be the most incredible thing you’ll ever witness.”
Dan Stevens

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

Criss Jami
“One does not have to be a philosopher to be a successful artist, but he does have to be an artist to be a successful philosopher. His nature is to view the world in an unpredictable albeit useful light.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Perhaps we only leave
So we may once again arrive,
To get a bird's eye view
Of what it means to be alive.
For there is beauty in returning,
Oh how wonderful, how strange,
To see that everything is different
But know it's only you who's changed.”
Erin Hanson

Lois Farfel Stark
“Oneness is not sameness.”
Lois Farfel Stark, The Telling Image: Shapes of Changing Times

“The work is at such a high level and is so well executed, it really is a matter of taste... [Source: Project Runway — but consider, applied to the theme of book reviews, it seems apropos!]”
Tim Gunn

Frederick Rolfe
“Shall I tell you the difference between our Holy Father and ourselves? We see things from a single view-point. He sees things from several. We decide that the thing is as we see it. But He has seen it otherwise, and He presents it as a more or less complete coaction of its qualities. See this sapphire. Well, you see the face of it: underneath, if I take it off my finger, there are a number of facets to be seen and a number more which are hidden by the gold of the setting. Now my meaning is that our Holy Father has seen all the facets as well as the table of the sapphire, or the thing. Consequently He knows a great deal more about the sapphire, or the thing, than we do. You must have noted that in Him. You must have noted how that every now and then, when He deigns to explain, He makes mysteries appear most wonderfully lucid.”
Frederick Rolfe, Hadrian the Seventh

Haruki Murakami
“Unsure how to answer, I took another grape. Time was no problem for me, but I wasn't eager to hear the long life story of a dwarf. And besides, this was a dream. It could evaporate any moment.”
Haruki Murakami, The Elephant Vanishes

“Can you change your mind? If you cannot, it’s not you doing the thinking. You’ve adopted someone else's viewpoint.”
Meir Ezra

“If you have a fixed viewpoint that you cannot change, it’s not you – if it was your viewpoint, you could change it.”
Meir Ezra

Christopher Manske
“Perception trumps reality. People react to what they think is occurring, which isn’t necessarily the same thing as what’s truly happening.”
Christopher Manske, The Prepared Investor: How to Prevent the Next Crisis from Affecting Your Financial Independence

Julieanne O'Connor
“It is not my job to change the minds of those who desire to harshly judge me. It’s merely my mission to love them too. This does not pose a threat. Only the jealously of my willingness to love can pose a threat. Still, we are all capable of loving each other. Love is a choice. The appearance of neutrality is merely an interpretation from the lens of one's own understanding. It’s neither truth nor fact. Merely the meaning someone has given to what they perceive.”
Julieanne O'Connor

Eldon Henson
“When we lose the proper mindset, we become so close to one thing or to a viewpoint that we fail to consider any other way of looking at that situation.”
Eldon Henson

“You are willing when you are able to assume any viewpoint.”
Meir Ezra

“When you can fully see another person’s viewpoint, you will never need to resist it.”
Meir Ezra

“Most people have one viewpoint - and it isn’t even theirs”
Meir Ezra

Sarah Jio
“We dip beneath an underpruned flowering vine that threatens to overthrow the very trellis that has given it life. A crimson flower tickles my cheek as I duck under it.
The scene just ahead is like something out of a fairy tale, or at least a fairy tale I'd like to read: at our feet a patch of wooly thyme, so soft it looks like a green pillow, and all around, roses, hydrangeas, alliums as large as dinner plates- flowers everywhere. But the view of Paris from this magical little perch is what really takes my breath away.”
Sarah Jio, All the Flowers in Paris

Victor Pelevin
“That means, I thought, I can look out from inside myself like looking out of a plane, it doesn't really matter at all where you look out from, what matters is what you see . . .”
Victor Pelevin, Omon Ra

G. Gold
“Happy endings depend on your point of view! (When the right thing seems wrong, the wrong thing may not be right either.)”
G. Gold, How Dare You - Deadly December

Gift Gugu Mona
“A woman of vision looks at things from a different viewpoint because she does not rely on her eyesight to visualize great things.”
Gift Gugu Mona, Woman of Virtue: Power-Filled Quotes for a Powerful Woman

Michael Bassey Johnson
“If someone can’t see from your perspective, don’t bend their neck.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

Don Roff
“Novel writing, I’ve discovered, is the most liberating. You can write the narrative in the past, present, or future, and from any viewpoint or philosophy, including your own. The only keeper you answer to is your own creativity. It’s total autonomy.”
Don Roff

Don Roff
“Novel writing, I’ve discovered, is the most liberating. You can write the narrative in the past, present, or future, and from virtually any viewpoint or philosophy, including your own. The only keeper you answer to is your own creativity. It’s total autonomy.”
Don Roff

Dušan Kovačević
“MENAJER: (Tel örgüden dışarıdaki dünyaya bakarak) Kızmayın ama, burada sanki maymun kafesi içindesiniz.

STEVA: Hangi açıdan baktığınıza bağlı. Dışarıdan bakarsanız, evet... küçük bir maymun kafesindeyiz. Buradan dışarıya bakarsanız, dünyanın büyük bir maymun kafesi içinde olduğunu görürsünüz. Sorun, hangi açıdan baktığınızda...

Dar Ayakkabıyla Yaşamak”
Dušan Kovačević, Dar Ayakkabıyla Yaşamak

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