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seeing things Quotes

Eight of the best book quotes about seeing things
  1. #1
    If he sees a thing, he must say that he sees it, whether it was what he thought he was going to see or not.
  2. #2
    “Once a man has seen, he can never turn his back on it. Never pretend it doesn’t exist. No matter who orders him to look the other way”
  3. #3
    “There were shrubberies and big trees, but I remember the clear assurance I felt that none of them concealed him. He was there or was not there: not there if I didn’t see him.”
  4. #4
    “He said people were talking behind the bedroom walls. Mrs Filmer thought it odd. He saw things too – he had seen an old woman’s head in the middle of a fern.”
  5. #5
    “Because, he thought, if the scanner sees only darkly, the way I myself do, then we are cursed, cursed again and like we have been continually, and we’ll wind up dead this way, knowing very little and getting that little fragment wrong too.”
  6. #6
    “I see it is there.
    I still fall in… it’s a habit.
    My eyes are open.
    I know where I am.
    It is my fault… I get out immediately.”
  7. #7
    “When our emotions are engaged, we often have trouble seeing things as they are.”
  8. #8
    “To see ourselves as others see us is a most salutary gift. Hardly less important is the capacity to see others as they see themselves.”