Sight Quotes

You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus

Friday, February 18th, 2011

I pricked up my ears, then, and held my breath, for this was the sort of thing I had been waiting for. This sound thickened, and approached—from toward the north. Presently, I heard it at my own level—the ridge-top of the opposite embankment, a hundred feet or more away. Then I seemed to see a row of black dots appear along that ridge—human heads? I couldn’t tell; it mightn’t be anything at all…

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If you gaze too long into the abyss, the abyss will gaze into you

Monday, May 17th, 2010

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It is mainly through seeing the world that we appraise and understand it.

Monday, August 3rd, 2009
puppy dog eyes

Though most of us don’t hunt, our eyes are still the great monopolists of our senses. To taste or touch your enemy or your food, you have to be unnervingly close to it. To smell or hear it, you can risk being further off.

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To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug

Monday, February 2nd, 2009
mossy ground

I feel the delightful, velvety texture of a flower, and discover its remarkable convolutions; and something of the miracle of Nature is revealed to me. Occasionally, if I am very fortunate, I place my hand gently on a small tree and feel the happy quiver of a bird in full song.

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