Observing Quotes

Observing Quotes by Edwin Paxton Hood, Kolo Toure, Hayao Miyazaki, George A. Romero, Anil Ravipudi, Quentin S. Crisp and many others.

The eyes of a man are of no use without the observing power. Telescopes and microscopes are cunning contrivances, but they cannot see of themselves.
I’ve been observing Ramadan during all the years I’ve been in football. It’s very important that you eat well. It’s important that you eat the right food because you can gain weight or you can have less food in your body.
Almost all Japanese animation is produced with hardly any basis taken from observing real people, you know. It’s produced by humans who can’t stand looking at other humans. And that’s why the industry is full of otaku!
A zombie film is not fun without a bunch of stupid people running around and observing how they fail to handle the situation.
I have understood by observing blind people that they are very confident. They don’t see themselves as suffering from a disability.
I went on a meditation retreat. In 10 or so days, I spent about a hundred hours meditating, observing ‘noble silence‘ the whole time, and so on. This was an interesting experience, which has had some beneficial effects for me.
Come, live with the doors of the senses guarded, diligent and mindful, vigilant and mindful, with the ways of the mind well watched, possessed of a mind that is awake and observing.
The Universe does not know if the vibration you are offering is because of what you are imagining, or because of what you are observing.
I’m just observing the world. I was born into it, like you were, and then I found out there were some really disturbing aspects to being alive, like the fact that you weren’t going to be alive forever – that bothered me.
I’ve been with the Yankees 17 years, watching games and learning. You can see a lot by observing.
Consciousness is observing your thoughts and actions so that you can live from true choice in the present moment rather than being run by programming from the past.
People are not wrong in observing Caste. In my view, what is wrong is their religion, which has inculcated this notion of Caste. If this is correct, then obviously the enemy, you must grapple with is not the people who observe Caste, but the Shastras which teach them this religion of Caste.
If we look at statistical data, we see that Protestant countries in terms of economic development are more successful than those observing Catholicism.
Observing humans and observing oneself yields a clear-minded starting point for literature.
Inspiration comes from everywhere. From life, observing people, etc. From movies and books you love. From research.
Impossible not to imagine the dead observing us. Our love for them a soft, shimmering gossamar that trails behind us.
As a past attorney general I consider a WTO Brexit to be a disaster for us as, leaving aside the economic damage it will cause, it would trash our reputation for observing our international obligations – as it must lead to our breaching the Good Friday Agreement with Ireland on the Irish border.
Such as are still observing upon others are like those who are always abroad at other men’s houses, reforming everything there while their own runs to ruin.
I learned that the majority of the time, simplicity is the best way to go about things as you peel away the layers… that’s when you start finding the gold… I can’t say that was from my own acting. That was from observing actors like John Spencer and Martin Sheen… I had a chance just to observe.
One gets into a strange psychological, almost hypnotic, state of mind while on the firing line which probably prevents the mind’s eye from observing and noticing things in a normal way.
Observing sea, sky and stars, I sought to indicate their plastic function through a multiplicity of crossing verticals and horizontals. Impressed by the vastness of Nature, I was trying to express its expansion, rest and unity.
With ‘The Chi,’ it’s me observing my own city and also pulling some things from themes I’ve dealt with in my life.
I worked hard and made my own way, just as my father had. And just, I’m sure, as he hoped I would. I learned, from observing him, the satisfaction that comes from striving and seeing a dream fulfilled.
Your tree pose is going crazy and you’re falling; and your leg is burning; and it feels impossible to maintain any sort of stability practice observing what’s happening instead of getting wrapped up in the circumstance. If you can learn to be easy with your breath in these moments, your body and mind will follow.
Over the vast plain I wander, observing a thousand strange and incredible and terrifying manifestations of the Bootstrap-lifting impulse.
You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
Life has been compared to a race, but the allusion improves by observing, that the most swift are usually the least manageable and the most likely to stray from the course. Great abilities have always been less serviceable to the possessors than moderate ones.
I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.
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.
The possibility of observing the developments of the psychical life of the child as natural phenomena and experimental reactions transforms the school itself in action into a kind of scientific laboratory for the psychogenetic study of man.
One’s lover is one’s partner in observing and understanding the world. Marriage is a place where joint narratives are composed. If the lover is a liar then all your joint observations are unreliable. You will have to start all over again.
The thing that inspires me most is reading and just observing the people around me. I think those are the two things that make me want to write.
I’m really proud of you for having come this farevery single one of you, wherever you are, you’re on your way – you are getting there! And – don’t worry so much! Just – that’s what we need to stop doingstop worrying so much, and start observing a little bit more.
I was always fond of visiting new scenes, and observing strange characters and manners. Even when a mere child I began my travels, and made many tours of discovery into foreign parts and unknown regions of my native city, to the frequent alarm of my parents, and the emolument of the town-crier.
I feel like the writer observing the grief, but it is difficult to be detached from it.
I lean and loaf at my ease… observing a spear of summer grass.
On Sir Joshua Reynolds’s observing that the real character of a man was found out by his amusements. Yes, Sir, no man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.
Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion.
You may read any quantity of books, and you may almost as ignorant as you were at starting, if you don’t have, at the back of yourminds, the change for words in definite images which can only be acquired through the operation of your observing faculties on the phenomena of nature.
Pytheos made a mistake by not observing that the arts are each composed of two things, the actual work and the theory of it. One of these, the doing of the work, is proper to men trained in the individual subject, while the other the theory is common to all scholars.
Some scientists find, or so it seems, that they get their best ideas when smoking; others by drinking coffee or whisky. Thus there is no reason why I should not admit that some may get their ideas by observing, or by repeating observations.
The idea behind reinforcement learning is you don’t necessarily know the actions you might take, so you explore the sequence of actions you should take by taking one that you think is a good idea and then observing how the world reacts. Like in a board game where you can react to how your opponent plays.
There is about as much educational benefit to be gained in studying dolphins in captivity as there would be studying mankind by only observing prisoners held in solitary confinement.
By observing your addictive behaviors, you observe your conditioning. When you observe your conditioning, you’re free of it, because you are not your conditioning; you are the observer of your conditioning.
One is called a criminal for being different, and malicious for observing other people with too much clarity and penetration. But what if one began with oneself?
Andre Suares
Excellence or virtue is a settled disposition of the mind that determines our choice of actions and emotions and consists essentially in observing the mean relative to us … a mean between two vices, that which depends on excess and that which depends on defect.
I never thought I could learn much from a dog or cat. They sleep when we sleep. They eat when we eat. I’m into observing animals being as wild as they can be in a captive environment.
The magnet’s name the observing Grecians drew. From the magnetic region where it grew.
It is only those who are in constant revolt that discover what is true, not the man who conforms, who follows some tradition. It is only when you are constantly inquiring, constantly observing, constantly learning, that you find truth, God, or love.
In our will, there lives something which is perpetually observing us inwardly. It is easy to look upon this inner spectator as something intended to be taken pictorially; the spiritual investigator knows it to be a reality, just as sense-perceptible objects are realities.
Observing many companies in action, I am unable to point to a single instance in which stunning results were gotten without the active and personal leadership of the upper managers.
To me, comedy is just twisting reality. It’s commenting or observing or twisting life.
I have a theory that I did most of my observing probably before I was twenty, stored it, and am still drawing on it.
These UFOs are interplanetary devices systematically observing the earth, either manned or under remote control, or both.
Benjamin W. Chidlaw
Barry Manilow was very special for me. We’ve had many collaborations since then and all have been equally rewarding and musical. I’ve learned so much from him. I like being a student around him; observing him in his environment.
I have always had a very busy life. The difference is that a lot more people are helping advise me what to do, and a lot more people are observing what I do. But in terms of time and working schedule, it is not that different from my normal working week.
When you are out observing on the gemba, do something to help them. If you do, people will come to expect that you can help them and will look forward to seeing you again on the gemba.
That is a society editor, sitting there elegantly dressed, with his legs crossed in that indolent way, observing the clothes the ladies wear, so that he can describe them for his paper and make them out finer than they are and get bribes for it and become wealthy.
My fascination with letting images repeat and repeat – or in film’s case ‘run on’ – manifests my belief that we spend much of our lives seeing without observing.
I’ve gotten to watch a lot of football games. Growing up, watching sports, watching people compete, whether it’s my brothers or teammates. I grew up observing and taking it all in. It’s kind of my attitude.
There is in the child a special kind of sensitivity which leads him to absorb everything about him, and it is this work of observing and absorbing that alone enables him to adapt himself to life
Anyone observing U.S. politics in recent years could easily conclude that lying about having sex is a serious offense worthy of impeachment, while lying about taking the country to war is hardly worth mentioning.
An observant child should be put in the way of things worth observing.
If a writer stops observing he is finished. Experience is communicated by small details intimately observed.
Paradoxically, those who call for family values also tout the wonders of an unregulated market without observing the subtle cultural links between the family they seek to regulate and the market they hold free.
Being a showrunner is doing a bit of everything. It’s not just writing. It’s also management: managing actors, managing producers, managing a crew, being kind to people, being a good boss, observing deadlines.
Generally, there is a lot of truth value in stepping back, observing, then logically generalizing the extremes of what you see.
There are really only three important things to remember in life: To care, to share, and to be fair. This is not a new idea at all, and yet, observing how most people live their lives, you might think it was.
Anybody who dedicates himself to exploring the human condition, there’s always a detached eye that’s watching. In any situation, a little part of me is observing it, to see if there are any raw materials to create something else later.
I’m not staring. I’m observing. . . . And what do you observe? . . . A brave young woman who has always fought for what was right, even when it was unpopular.
Become aware of the silent witness that is observing the unfolding of all the external events of your life. This eternal presence is your true Self.
I like jokes, but Ray and I, we never did jokes. We weren’t in that line of humor. We each contributed our own kind of observations. I’m glad to have people look at and laugh at and respect and get some creative juice out of what we did by observing.
I started out as an impressionist and that’s all about observing, how people move, their voice quality, their attitudes and quirks.
We believe that the cinema‘s capacity for getting around, for observing and selecting from life itself can be exploited in a new and vital art form
[ John F.Kennedy‘s friend] Chuck Spalding at the wedding said Jack was two guys: the groom and somebody else observing from a distance. … It must have been maddening to be married to a guy like that, but you could at the same time argue that characteristic kept the world from being blown up.
I love documentaries, I like observing real people.
The root of all superstition is that men observe when a thing hits, but not when it misses.
My outlook on warfare is best illustrated by a cartoon I did some thirty-odd years ago of a soldier in an Italian foxhole reading about the Normandy invasion and observing to his buddy that: “The hell this ain’t the most important hole in the world . I’m in it.
Chhath is made up of two Hindi words – ‘Chah,’ indicating six stages and ‘Hath’ representing the act of austerity. The vratti observing this strict fast is believed to acquire solar energy in six different stages. It is one of the most scientific puja known to mankind and offers a host of health benefits.
As a filmmaker, I believe in trying to make movies that invite the audience to be part of the film; in other words, there are some films where I’m just a spectator and am simply observing from the front seat. What I try to do is draw the audience into the film and have them participate in what’s happening onscreen.
For years, I have been observing our ‘cancer culture‘ and I have become convinced that it is not structured to do what we most need: to determine how to prevent cancer, and then implement our discoveries.
I think that having a job in journalism, despite all of the changes, is still a fantastic way to be – make a living observing your society and having a chance to use your voice.
When you are simply observing your breath, you are perceiving an automatically unfolding process in your body. By contrast, when you are observing your wandering mind, you are also experiencing the spontaneous activity of a process in your body.
The human mind evolved always in the company of the human body, and of the animal body before it was human. The intricate connections of mind and body must exceed our imagination, as from our point of view we are peculiarly prevented from observing them.
I’ve always really been interested in observing people’s postures, the way they speak with their hands, the way they communicate things with their body language.
In New York, you are forced into having very public lives and observing all types of people, what they sound like, what they’re reading, what they smell like, what they are listening to, how they talk to their friends.
…These healers…my intellect has been unable to assimilate their theories….But their facts are patent and startling; and anything that interferes with the multiplication of such facts, and with our freest opportunity of observing and studying them, will, I believe, be a public calamity.
Cats do this thing with their faces where they’re so still, but they have this almost magnetic connection to anything they’re observing.
I like to think I’m a listener, and I’m fascinated by observing people – I suppose you just lock that in.
You see a virus very differently when it’s caught and suspended on a slab of glass than when you’re observing how it’s ravaged a fellow human being.
When I think about the new film, I think I can do whatever I want with fiction, but the more documentary it is, the better it will be because that’s what I’m good at. I’m good at observing people’s behavior and putting these unspoken things into movie contexts in ways that other people can sometimes miss.
Where did I learn to understand sculpture? In the woods by looking at the trees, along roads by observing the formation of clouds, in the studio by studying the model, everywhere except in the schools.
If a writer stops observing, he is finished.
The great majority of people will go on observing forms that cannot be explained; they will keep Christmas Day with Christmas gifts and Christmas benedictions; they will continue to do it; and some day suddenly wake up and discover why.
Give up thinking as though not giving it up. Observe techniques as though not observing.
The moon had been observing the earth close-up longer than anyone. It must have witnessed all of the phenomena occurring – and all of the acts carried out – on this earth. But the moon remained silent; it told no stories.
It is not your role to make others happy, it is your role to keep yourself in balance. When you pay attention to how you feel and practice self-empowering thoughts that align with who you really are, you will offer an example of thriving that will be of tremendous value to those who have the benefit of observing you.
I had to do a lot of preparation for ‘Kaaka Muttai.’ I had to literally spend every night and morning in the slums, observing the life of people there, and work on my diction.
Observing your thoughts, feelings & sensations is the grist of the practice.
My books are based on observing others, not myself.
Quantum physics tells us that nothing that is observed is unaffected by the observer. That statement, from science, holds an enormous and powerful insight. It means that everyone sees a different truth because everyone is creating what they see.
Between the action sequences, the pleasure lies in observing impeccably dressed Brits exchanging barbed witticisms – making it, basically, Downton Abbey with cyber crime and shower sex.
When two people are paying close attention to each other, check out the others in the group and see who’s observing. Human dynamics are amazing, but so much that you might learn is subconscious interplay.
I look like I’m not listening, but I’m actually listening. I like listening to everything, observing everybody, just taking everything in, and then, in my mind, figuring out what’s good for me and what’s bad for me.
Galton’s eccentric, sceptical, observing, flashing, cavalry-leader type of mind led him eventually to become the founder of the most important, significant and, I would add, genuine branch of sociology which exists, namely eugenics.
The limelight is a tricky place, because you can’t believe what’s going on around you. You stop observing. You stop perceiving. You stop extending yourself, and you become isolated.
Children, in the present dark age of materialism, chanting the mantra is the easiest way for us to obtain inner purification and concentration. Japa can be done at any time, anywhere, without observing any rule regarding the purity of mind and body. Japa can be done while engaged in any task.
Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that they will also make it exist by observing it. I call it ‘creative observation.’ Creative viewing.
PLUNDER, v. To take the property of another without observing the decent and customary reticences of theft. To wrest the wealth of A from B and leave C lamenting a vanishing opportunity.
I live in Paris, a city where you have a lot of stylish women, so I learned a lot by observing the women in the street. But my mother was always a big influence as well; she is always very feminine in high heels and perfectly cut dresses, with perfect makeup but never too much.
Effective teaching involves explaining to our children what they’re already observing in our lives by example.
The historian is, by definition, absolutely incapable of observing the facts which he examines.
A writer out of loneliness is trying to communicate like a distant star sending signals. He isn’t telling or teaching or ordering. Rather he seeks to establish a relationship of meaning, of feeling, of observing. We are lonesome animals. We spend all life trying to be less lonesome.
The act of observing a quantum event probabalistically influences its outcome.
What, start at this! when sixty years have spread. Their grey experience o’er thy hoary head? Is this the all observing age could gain? Or hast thou known the world so long in vain?
Amidst the rush of worldly comings and goings, I observe how all endings become beginnings
Ramadan is an important part of Islam, and when you are observing it, God is happy with you and you have to have a big celebration.
So long as I do not firmly and irrevocably possess the right to vote I do not possess myself. I cannot make up my mind – it is made up for me. I cannot live as a democratic citizen, observing the laws I have helped to enact – I can only submit to the edict of others.
But, lady, as women, what wisdom may be ours if not the philosophies of the kitchen? Lupercio Leonardo spoke well when he said: ‘how well one may philosophize when preparing dinner.’ And I often say, when observing these trivial details: had Aristotle prepared vituals [sic], he would have written more.
We can know a person by observing his behaviour, understanding the reasons for his actions and ascertaining his intentions. If we do this, how can we not know him?
From my experience and observing a lot of other people that often times that only happens – a transformational experience or shedding of the skin – happens when we are at the end of our road and there is pain involved. We have to change or we continue to live in that almost intolerable pain.
For me the march was a labor – a labor of love – but I was busy handing out flyers for the National Association of Black Social Workers, so I really wasn’t standing in the crowd listening and observing. I was busy.
I started out as an impressionist and that’s all about observing – how people move, their voice quality, their attitudes and quirks.
Seeing, observing, listening, these are the greatest acts
As an actor I suppose you’re constantly observing. I don’t sit in restaurants making notes, I don’t live my life in order to then feed it into my work.
I learn a great deal by merely observing you, and letting you talk as long as you please, and taking note of what you do not say.
I learned how to be a woman and a good person just by watching and observing my mother.
I don’t pretend to be wise, but I am observing, and I see a great deal more than you’d imagine. I’m interested in other people’s experiences and inconsistencies, and, though I can’t explain, I remember and use them for my own benefit.
In order to cooperate in the material worlds as agents of a divine power, the spirits temporarily have a material body. By the work required in their corporeal lives, the spirits improve their intelligence and, by observing God’s law, they acquire the merits which will lead them to eternal happiness.
If a writer stops observing he is finished. But he does not have to observe consciously nor think how it will be useful. Perhaps that would be true at the beginning. But later everything he sees goes into the great reserve of things he knows or has seen.
A fresh attitude starts to happen when we look to see that yesterday was yesterday, and now it is gone; today is today and now it is new. It is like that – every hour, every minute is changing. If we stop observing change, then we stop seeing everything as new
Even after years of observing, a new picture of Uranus from Keck Observatory can stop me in my tracks and make me say, ‘Wow!’
My standup persona is like I’ll heighten things, but I’m observing the world as it is in sort of a heightened emotional state.
It is hard to see how one could begin to develop a quantum-theoretical description of brain action when one might well have to regard the brain as “observing itself” all the time!
Personally, I am not so affected by my environment. What I build in the creative process is not necessarily connected to what I am physically in contact with. I am always observing everything, but it will not necessarily have a direct impact on what I do.
I was really interested in observing people. From a young age, I wouldn’t listen to what an adult was saying – I was obsessed with other people’s body language.
I love observing people.
We’re always observing, and we’re cautious people. We really want attention, but at the same time, we’re ashamed of wanting attention. All those bizarre qualities of being outside are necessary for being a writer.
I pretend no originality in observing that mass education was motivated in part by the perceived need to “educate them to keep them from our throats,” to borrow Ralph Waldo Emerson’s parody of elite fears that inspired early advocates of public mass education.
Earlier in this century, the Heisenberg Principle established that the very act of observing a natural phenomenon can change what is being observed. Although the initial theory was limited in practice to special cases in subatomic physics, the philosophical implications were and are staggering.
I should point out, however, that at first some difficulty was experienced in observing the phenomena predicted by the theory, owing to the extreme smallness of the variations in the period of oscillation.
Observing life, living through it. As you experience life some events call upon you to suffer through them and that’s what brings inspiration.
Pleasant speech yields joy to all, and observing this, is there any need for unpleasant speech?
I never studied directing and I never really thought about doing it, and then I just found myself in that situation and tried it. I like to be observing everything else, and I get self-conscious in front of the camera.
I’ve also built my own business, and obviously it’s a brand that I’ve built and it’s wholly owned by me and something that certainly my experience observing him and working with him and for him has informed how I make business decisions around my brand. But it’s my company.
Be observing constantly. Stay open-minded. Be eager to learn and improve.
I started driving when I was really young, at the age of 15-16. It just came naturally to me because I learnt it on my own by observing others. Of course, I was never allowed to drive until I was 18, but I would park my parents’ car at every given opportunity.
On the stage on which we are observing it, — Universal History — Spirit displays itself in its most concrete reality.
Being comedian outside of performing, you’re someone who’s analyzing life, and thinking about it, and observing so much. In my opinion, it can make you feel sort of on the outside looking in.
You see, but you do not observe.
Anyone who appears to be triggered out of watchfulness and into action by your appearance must be explained. Anyone observing you carefully must be explained. Anyone whose behavior seems to be geared to yours must be explained. If the explanation does not satisfy you, be ready to take appropriate defensive action.
I learned a lot in those first years in Miami, while struggling just for survival, by observing my father’s fortitude.
And what shall I tell you, lady, of the natural secrets I have discovered while cooking? And I often say, when observing these details: had Aristotle prepared victuals, he would have written more.
It’s not necessarily the most compelling thing for a liberal like myself to be making an impassioned plea for the divine rights of kings and for observing the hierarchy of order, of class and authority.
One day, observing a child drinking out of his hands, he cast away the cup from his wallet with the words, “A child has beaten me in plainness of living.”
There is no surer or more illuminating way of reading a man’s character, and perhaps a little of his past history, than by observing the contexts in which he prefers to use certain words.
When I left Europe in 1987 I did so with the thought that my relevance as a composition teacher would benefit from a certain cool distance to certain tendencies I had been observing for several years with increasing disquiet.
Dominance contests with other wolves are rare, if they exist at all. During my 13 summers observing the Ellesmere Island pack, I saw none.
L. David Mech
No single organism could be understood without observing and comprehending the entire colony.
God wants us to be a good example to others who are observing us.
When dealing with children there is greater need forВ observingВ than of probing
I have gone from “being” my experience to being infinite consciousness having the experience and observing the experience.
The delusion that one’s sexual pattern is The Only Right Way To Be is probably the single most common sexual-psychosis syndrome of this era, and it is virtually almost always the victim‘s fault. You cannot acquire this delusion by observing reality.
When a woman has the gift of silence she possesses a quality above the vulgar. It is a gift of Heaven seldom bestowed; without a little miracle it cannot be accomplished; and Nature suffers violence when Heaven puts a woman in the humor of observing silence.
It’s often about the simple things, isn’t it? Painting and photography are first about seeing, they say. Writing is about observing. Technique is secondary. Sometimes the simple is the most difficult.
We do not develop habits of genuine love automatically. We learn by watching effective role models – most specifically by observing how our parents express love for each other day in and day out.
In the midst of observing the world and coming to consciousness, I was becoming a writer, and what I wanted to put on the page were the stories of people who looked like me.
In the city, you’re always looking around, observing everything. In some neighborhoods, your life can depend on it. The details change constantly.
The power of the creative imagination is not only merely content with observing the world as it is, accepting a given reality, but is capable of creating a new reality by transforming the inner as well as the outer world
I have making a new film called Story of Your Life, directed by Denis Villeneuve, with Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker. Which is about aliens coming to the earth and observing us and us trying to find a way to communicate with them.
I formulated the theme behind ‘The Grand Illusion’ album after observing how American culture creates illusions through advertising and entertainment to convince us that our lives our lacking, in order to sell products.
I think I can do whatever I want with fiction, but the more documentary it is, the better it will be because that’s what I’m good at. I’m good at observing people’s behavior and putting these unspoken things into movie contexts in ways that other people can sometimes miss.
Nothing will convince and convict those around us like the peaceful and positive way you and I respond to our twentieth century hurts and distress. The unbelieving world-your neighbors, the guy at the gas station, the postman, the lady at the cleaners, your boss at work-is observing the way we undergo our trials.
Observing someone without context amplifies the experience. The more we know, the less we are able to feel.
Seinfeld has his way of telling jokes – and I’m not comparing myself to Seinfeld, his genius is observing the small details of everyday life and finding humor in it.
You can listen to what people say, sure. But you will be far more effective if you listen to what people do.
You can see a lot just by observing.
Warhol was the ultimate voyeur, constantly observing people through the lens. He watched and listened, but did not participate. Behind the camera, Warhol was in control.
I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight.
It would seem that the ant works its way tentatively, and, observing where it fails, tries another place and succeeds.
Truth cannot be given to you; especially if you are following an organized religion, then truth will be as far from you as darkness is from light. Truth is not found by observing rituals, undertaking pilgrimages or reading the scriptures. It is simply a waste of time.
When Da Vinci wanted an effect, he willed, he planned the means to make it happen: that was the purpose of his machines. But the machines of Newton … are means not for doing but for observing. He saw an effect, and he looked for its cause.
I try to be of the world, rather than just observing it.
A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.
I think everyone in high school at one point feels like they’re on the outside observing what’s going on. Even if you’re very popular, you have an outsider experience.
I have never been to an acting school, and on the sets of ‘Karwaan,’ Irrfan was my acting school. By observing him, I learnt to improvise in the scenes along with focusing on the smallest of the details.
I learned to basically pull my own weight, just do my own thing. I spent a lot of time alone and I loved it. It was actually really great because to the present day I love spending time alone. I go bicycling alone, go climbing alone and I just love being with myself and observing myself and learning something.
The most ordinary conditions for observing sailing birds are then the wind and sea are both aft.
Observing desire without acting on it enlarges our freedom to choose how we live.
The continuous invention of new ways of observing is man’s special secret of living.
I don’t really want to be in the business of observing conversations.
The true meaning of a term is to be found by observing what a man does with it, not by what he says about it.
I love the line of Flaubert about observing things very intensely. I think our duty as writers begins not with our own feelings, but with the powers of observing.
With the sugar market hysteria, the people are obviously worried and expect higher inflation. When this hysteria subsides, which we’re probably observing, then I hope that people will also get less worried about the future of inflation.
In down times I do things like go for a long bike ride or run. The other thing I’m doing in that quiet time is just observing.
If you start out with a little telescope observing the stars and you keep at it over the years, as I have, it’s kind of a dream to one day have an observatory where you can always go and use the telescope conveniently.
Stop. Take 3 deep breaths and smile everywhere in your body, observing what’s happening in your body. Proceed now with kindness and understanding.
Photographs have the kind of authority over imagination to-day, which the printed word had yesterday, and the spoken word before that. They seem utterly real. They come, we imagine, directly to us without human meddling, and they are the most effortless food for the mind conceivable.
Cultivating literature as I do upon a little oatmeal, and driving, when in a position to be driven at all, in that humble vehicle, the ‘bus, I have had, perhaps, exceptional opportunities for observing their mutual position and behaviour; and it is very peculiar.
Writing songs about it is a really useful way for me to love New York more, and stay observing it, and not just zone it out.
Happy will be those who give ear to the words of the dead: – The reading of good works and the observing of their precepts.
At the moment you are no longer an observing, reflecting being; you have ceased to be aware of yourself; you exist only in that quiet, steady thrill that is so unlike any excitement that you have ever known.
I wrote ‘Evil Spider’ about wanting someone that’s already taken. I guess it was based on a personal experience, but I went a lil extreme on the theme… me being a spider trying to snare someone. In real life, I was just observing!
Those who travel heedlessly from place to place, observing only their distance from each other, and attending only to their accommodation at the inn at night, set out fools, and will certainly return so
The very act of observing disturbs the system.
While asleep, I had an unusual experience. There was a red screen formed by flowing blood, as it were. I was observing it. Suddenly a hand began to write on the screen. I became all attention. That hand wrote a number of elliptic integrals. They stuck to my mind. As soon as I woke up, I committed them to writing.
Srinivasa Ramanujan
I’d say the best way to train someone is to remember that you have two ears and one mouth, and use them in that ratio. That’s hard to do, and ultimately what we’ve learned is how many false positives you get from listening to what someone says they’re going to do instead of observing what they actually do.
Many are observing Ferguson and witnessing the anger, demonstrations, looting and vandalism and calling for quiet. But quiet isn’t enough. The absence of noise isn’t the presence of justice – and we must demand justice in Ferguson and the other ‘Fergusons’ around America.
Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion. This is not a function of any other art.
I love to see what real human behavior looks like. I’ve always envisioned my job as just observing and noting that and, for the purposes of my work, just cutting out the boring parts.
The Universe does not know whether the vibration that you’re offering is because of something you’re observing or something you’re remembering or something that you are imagining. It just receives the vibration and answers it with things that match it.
A want of the habit of observing and an inveterate habit of taking averages are each of them often equally misleading.
The lectures you deliver
may be wise and true,
But I’d rather get my lessons
by observing what you do.
I may not understand
the high advise you like to give,
But there’s no misunderstanding
how you act and how you live.
I think you can tell a lot about people if you observe them as they’re observing.
[My] excursions provided a unique opportunity for observing [the gorillas‘ behavior] in their natural habitat… Then, all too soon, the infants were demanded for their trip to the zoo. … [H]appily the babies did not know they would never see their mountain home again
I’m fond of observing how obsession is the most durable form of intellectual capital.
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
My fascination with letting images repeat and repeat or in film’s case ‘run on’ manifests my belief that we spend much of our lives seeing without observing.
Neutrino physics is largely an art of learning a great deal by observing nothing.
Haim Harari
The man who could withstand, with his fellow-men in single line, a charge of cavalry may lose all command of himself on the occurrence of a fire in his own house, because of some homely reminiscence unknown to the observing bystander.
All men who have sense and feeling are being continually helped; they are taught by every person they meet, and enriched by everything that falls in their way. The greatest, is he who has been oftenest aided. Originality is the observing eye.
It’s been a habit of mine since childhood to always be looking around. When I go shopping, I have more fun observing the town than shopping.
After observing mutations in fruit flies for many years, Professes Goldschmidt fell into despair. The changes, he lamented, were so hopelessly micro [insignificant] that if a thousand mutations were combined in one specimen, there would still be no new species.
The more observing ones may have seen, but discerning people are usually discreet and often kind, for we usually bleed a little before we begin to discern.
I don’t know anything about god except that it’s not me. So, somewhere between that acceptance and doing my homework and being competitive and having ambition and loving my job and observing and reflecting my society, that’s where I find the purpose. Because man needs purpose.
Most people offer the majority of their thought in response to what they are observing.
I am observing that to become an actor, people say, they want to join gym. Why join a gym? Why don’t you join an institute where they teach you how to act?
Observe, in politics, that the term extremism has become a synonym of “evil,” regardless of the content of the issue (the evil is not what you are extreme about, but that you are “extreme” – i.e., consistent).
I’ve developed a habit of people-watching. In Paris, I love watching all kinds of people walking by from my apartment terrace, and while I’m traveling the world, I enjoy observing all the people in airports.
The Bible is to us what the star was to the wise men; but if we spend all our time in gazing upon it, observing its motions, and admiring its splendor, without being led to Christ by it, the use of it will be lost on us.
Constantly be aware and observing. Always seek to improve yourself and the team.
We have forgotten to observe. Instead of observing, we do things according to patterns.
Some theists, observing that all ‘effects’ need a cause, assert that God is a cause but not an effect. But no one has ever observed an uncaused cause and simply inventing one merely assumes what the argument wishes to prove.
To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
The cynic who twitted Aristippus by observing that the philosopher who could dine on herbs might despise the company of a king, was well replied to by Aristippus, when he remarked that the philosopher who could enjoy the company or a king might also despise a dinner of herbs.
We cannot create observers by saying ‘observe,’ but by giving them the power and the means for this observation and these means are procured through education of the senses.
I have been a fan of Yoo Ah In’s for a long time. Every time I watched one of his films, I would think to myself, ‘How does he act like that?’ and greatly admired his acting abilities. I felt that I would be able to learn and improve a lot as an actor, just by observing.
If you train your mind to search for the positive things about other people, you will be surprised at how many good things you can observe in them and comment upon.
The Muslims observe their Sabbath on Friday, the Jews observe on Saturday, and the Christians on Sunday. By the time Monday rolls around God is completely f***in’ worn out.
My ideas often come from strong mental images. When I’m observing some relatively ordinary thing, I’ll think, “What if….” and out of that brainstorming a story emerges.
At present, I am mainly observing the physical motion of mountains, water, trees and flowers. One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body, of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants.
Confine yourself to observing and you always miss the point of your own life.
A lot of human learning comes from unsupervised learning where you’re just sort of observing the world around you and understanding how things behave.
An actress spends a lifetime observing people. You build up a mental library. No, not a library. Make that a repository.
Asymmetric balance creates greater reader interest. Pleasure derived from observing asymmetrical arrangements lies partly in overcoming resistances, which, consciously or not, the spectator adjusts in his own mind.
I am travelling to different places and talking to people about travelling litter-free, observing the wildlife, and respecting the host.
Unlike what you may be told in other sectors of life, when observing the universe, size does matter, which often leads to polite ‘telescope envy’ at gatherings of amateur astronomers.
This inescapable duty to observe oneself: if someone else is observing me, naturally I have to observe myself too; if none observe me, I have to observe myself all the closer.
When I was studying at Chicago and at Stanford University, where many many cases of two people observing the same event have a different take on what happened.
Practice experiencing your feelings directly and completely by observing them as they move through your mind and body and then letting them go.
I’m an actor, and I keep observing people and their reactions to figure out what they are thinking. There’s only so much you can do on your own, so you have to keep learning. Art imitates life.
I could never call myself an atheist; my parents could, quite happily. I always felt like there was a little bit more out there, and was always into observing the world from a slightly more spiritual, as opposed to scientific, perspective.
A lot of cable television is shot on a single camera. Our eyes are more trained to that. It takes the camera off the crane, away from observing the action, to becoming a character in the story along with everyone else. People are getting used to that.
A stand-up comedian will never be the life of a party. Instead, he will be the guy who is standing at a corner and observing people.
Observing and understanding are two different things.
What’s exciting about theatre is observing human behaviour. You’re constantly making judgments about body language, the physical, the emotional, the intellectual.
The Indian philosopher J. Krishnamurti once remarked that observing without evaluating is the highest form of human intelligence. When I first read this statement, the thought, ‘What nonsense!’ shot through my mind before I realized that I had just made an evaluation.
I have always thought that by observing things with a great deal of attention you eventually wrest some of their secrets from them, making them utter what they would most like to keep to themselves.
I think in many ways, I’m sort of a blank canvas, because in many ways, I’m just observing the world and the people around me and their characters and letting them kind of explode off me and to find out why they’re doing what they’re doing. But then every once in awhile, I get to take on a whole new character.