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We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde , Lady Windermere's Fan


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All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.

Edgar Allen Poe


The more I see, the less I know for sure.

John Lennon


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Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

Carl Jung


The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.

William Butler Yeats


We sit silently and watch the world around us. This has taken a lifetime to learn. It seems only the old are able to sit next to one another and not say anything and still feel content. The young, brash and impatient, must always break the silence. It is a waste, for silence is pure. Silence is holy. It draws people together because only those who are comfortable with each other can sit without speaking. This is the great paradox.

Nicholas Sparks , The Notebook


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What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.

C.S. Lewis , The Magician's Nephew


Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.

Wayne Dyer


Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.

Lao Tzu


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If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.

William Blake , The Marriage of Heaven and Hell


Everyone looks retarded once you set your mind to it.

David Sedaris


All things are subject to interpretation. Whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.

Friedrich Nietzsche


Maybe each human being lives in a unique world, a private world different from those inhabited and experienced by all other humans. . . If reality differs from person to person, can we speak of reality singular, or shouldn't we really be talking about plural realities? And if there are plural realities, are some more true (more real) than others? What about the world of a schizophrenic? Maybe it's as real as our world. Maybe we cannot say that we are in touch with reality and he is not, but should instead say, His reality is so different from ours that he can't explain his to us, and we can't explain ours to him. The problem, then, is that if subjective worlds are experienced too differently, there occurs a breakdown in communication ... and there is the real illness.

Philip K. Dick


There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.

Aldus Huxley


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Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.

Arthur Schopenhauer , Studies in Pessimism: The Essays


The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

Robertson Davies , Tempest-Tost


Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.

Marcus Aurelius , نبي بلا أتباع


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It's all in the mind.

George Harrison


No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.

Ansel Adams


I believe I am in Hell, therefore I am.

Arthur Rimbaud


The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.

Friedrich Nietzsche


Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty.

David Hume , Of the Standard of Taste and Other Essays


You used," he said, and then took a sharp breath, "to call me Augustus.

John Green , The Fault in Our Stars


To change ourselves effectively, we first had to change our perceptions.

Stephen R. Covey , العادات السبع للناس الاكثر فعالية


No one else has access to the world you carry around within yourself; you are its custodian and entrance. No one else can see the world the way you see it. No one else can feel your life the way you feel it. Thus it is impossible to ever compare two people because each stands on such different ground. When you compare yourself to others, you are inviting envy into your consciousness; it can be a dangerous and destructive guest.

John O'Donohue , Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom


Life is 10 percent what you make it
and 90 percent how you take it.

Irving Berlin


Chaos is merely order waiting to be deciphered.

Jose Saramago , O Homem Duplicado


The fact is that we have no way of knowing if the person who we
think
we are is at the core of our being. Are you a decent girl with the potential to someday become an evil monster, or are you an evil monster that thinks it's a decent girl?"
"Wouldn't I
know
which one I was?"
"Good God, no. The lies we tell other people are nothing to the lies we tell ourselves.

Derek Landy


Dream delivers us to dream, and there is no end to illusion. Life is like a train of moods like a string of beads, and, as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue. . . .

Ralph Waldo Emerson


The optimist sees the doughnut, the pessimist sees the hole.

McLandburgh Wilson


If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is - infinite.

William Blake


The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less sure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable mystery which it tries, forever vainly, to comprehend

Aldus Huxley , The Doors of Perception


It's just that you're about to do something out of the ordinary. And after you do something like that, the everyday look of things might seem to change a little. Things may look different to you than they did before. But don't let appearances fool you. There's always only one reality.

Haruki Murakami , 1Q84


Maybe from as early as when you're five or six, there's been a whisper going at the back of your head, saying: One day, maybe not so long from now, you'll get to know how it feels. So you're waiting, even if you don't quite know it, waiting for the moment when you realise that you really are different to them; that there are people out there, like Madame, who don't hate you or wish you any harm, but who nevertheless shudder at the very thought of you – of how you were brought into this world and why – and who dread the idea of your hand brushing against theirs. The first time you glimpse yourself through the eyes of a person like that, it's a cold moment. It's like walking past a mirror you've walked past every day of your life, and suddenly it shows you something else, something troubling and strange.

Kazuo Ishiguro , Never Let Me Go


The older you get, the more you understand how your conscience works. The biggest and only critic lives in your perception of people's perception of you rather than people's perception of you.

Criss Jami


We know so little about one another. We embrace a shadow and love a dream.

Hjalmar Söderberg


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While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.

Dorothea Lange


Persons appear to us according to the light we throw upon them from our own minds. -Laura Ingalls Wilder, author (1867-1957)

Laura Ingalls Wilder


...What happens is of little significance compared with the stories we tell ourselves about what happens. Events matter little, only stories of events affect us.

Rabih Alameddine , The Hakawati


Love -- not dim and blind but so far-seeing that it can glimpse around corners, around bends and twists and illusion; instead of overlooking faults love sees
through
them to the secret inside.

Vera Nazarian


In this treacherous world
Nothing is the truth nor a lie.
Everything depends on the color
Of the crystal through which one sees it

Pedro Calderon de la Barca


Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind.
Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things.
Their language has been lost.
But not the gestures.

Vera Nazarian , The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration


Always think of what is useful and not what is beautiful. Beauty will come of its own accord.

Nikolai Gogol


Fathers never have exactly the daughters they want because they invent a notion a them that the daughters have to conform to.

Simone Beauvoir , The Woman Destroyed


We never see other people anyway, only the monsters we make of them.

Colson Whitehead's "Zone One"


We all see only that which we are trained to see.

Robert Anton Wilson


Not too long ago thousands spent their lives as recluses to find spiritual vision in the solitude of nature. Modern man need not become a hermit to achieve this goal, for it is neither ecstasy nor world-estranged mysticism his era demands, but a balance between quantitative and qualitative reality. Modern man, with his reduced capacity for intuitive perception, is unlikely to benefit from the contemplative life of a hermit in the wilderness. But what he can do is to give undivided attention, at times, to a natural phenomenon, observing it in detail, and recalling all the scientific facts about it he may remember. Gradually, however, he must silence his thoughts and, for moments at least, forget all his personal cares and desires, until nothing remains in his soul but awe for the miracle before him. Such efforts are like journeys beyond the boundaries of narrow self-love and, although the process of intuitive awakening is laborious and slow, its rewards are noticeable from the very first. If pursued through the course of years, something will begin to stir in the human soul, a sense of kinship with the forces of life consciousness which rule the world of plants and animals, and with the powers which determine the laws of matter. While analytical intellect may well be called the most precious fruit of the Modern Age, it must not be allowed to rule supreme in matters of cognition. If science is to bring happiness and real progress to the world, it needs the warmth of man's heart just as much as the cold inquisitiveness of his brain.

Franz Winkler


One moment the world is as it is. The next, it is something entirely different. Something it has never been before.

Anne Rice Tale Of The Body Thief , Pandora