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watching Quotes

29 of the best book quotes about watching
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“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own.”
H. G. Wells
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The War of the Worlds
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outer space
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“Face this world. Learn its ways, watch it, be careful of too hasty guesses at its meaning. In the end you will find clues to it all.”
The Time Traveller
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“Apart from the pulling and hauling stands what I am, Stands amused, complacent, compassionating, idle, unitary, Looks down, is erect, or bends an arm on an impalpable certain rest, Looking with side-curved head curious what will come next, Both in and out of the game and watching and wondering at it.”
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“This was a man who moved like the gods were watching: every gesture he made was upright and correct. There was no one else it could be but Hector”
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“...I am now watching the movie of my life as I live it.”
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“But you have to be smart and keep watching their feet. Because sometimes they stand on their tiptoes and cheat.”
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“Five people—five frightened people. Five people who watched each other, who now hardly troubled to hide the state of their nervous tension. There was little pretense now….They were five enemies linked together by a mutual instinct of self-preservation.”
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“The storm increased. The wind howled against the side of the house. Everyone was in the living room. They sat listlessly huddled together. And, surreptitiously, they watched each other. When Rogers brought in the tea tray, they all jumped.”
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“But I came to believe that if I watched closely, and desired, I might change the lives of those I loved on Earth.”
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“Let our hearts admit, “I am poor and weak. Satan is too subtle, too cunning, too powerful; he watches constantly for advantages over my soul. The world presses in upon me with all sorts of pressures, pleas, and pretences.”
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“There were also permanent watchmen, chosen by the public – oddly enough, usually butchers – whose job it was, always three at a time, to watch the starvation artist day and night.”
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“A king does not abide within his tent while his men bleed and die upon the field. A king does not dine while his men go hungry, nor sleep when they stand at watch upon the wall. A king does not command his men’s loyalty through fear nor purchase it with gold; he earns their love by the sweat of his own back and the pains he endures for their sake.”
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“A little girl bought a balloon for her brother. George watched. He felt curious again. He felt he MUST have a bright red balloon.”
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“Hi! I’m the bus driver. Listen, I’ve got to leave for a little while, so can you watch things for me until I get back? Thanks. On, and remember: Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
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“The next morning the man telephoned the Zoo. George watched him. He was fascinated. ”
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“I’m back! You didn’t let the pigeon drive the bus, did you?
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“Very well, since you insist... You want a vacation. Go fly off and take it. I’ll sit on your egg and try not to break it. I’ll stay and be faithful. I mean what I say.”
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“Zis is cozy, Dodo thought, settling in. Vince was watching her from his window. What the heck is she doing? he wondered.”
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‘When people used to stop and watch them, Mike Mulligan and Mary Anne used to dig a little faster and a little better.”
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“Never had Mike Mulligan and Mary Anne had so many people to watch them; never had they dug so fast and so well; and never had the sun seemed to go down so fast.”
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“The Wall wasn’t so high and I could look any Zook square in the eye. If he dared to come close I could give him a twitch with my tought-tufted prickely Snick-Berry Switch. ”
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Jamela (who must be about the age of five) set herself to the task of watching her mother’s fabric for her new party dress. Buuuuut... well... she got a little carried away taking it to show everybody. And the fabric is ruined. There’s a bit of a contrived happy ending, though I guess children mightn’t realize it.
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“You don’t have to chase around after creatures, Pismire had said. You watch them for long enough, and then you’ll find the place to wait and they’ll come to you. There’s nearly always a better way of doing something.”
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″‘Climb in quick,’ said the pilot and Duffy climbed in while the lorry driver, the boatman, the cyclists, the riders and the farmer all stood and watched.”
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“But he’s a very good watchdog. The bad boys don’t come around anymore. ”
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“Lyle could spend hours watching building construction.”
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“Treehorn sat under the bed to finish playing the game. He always liked to finish things, even if they were boring. Even if he was watching a boring program on TV, he always watched it right to the end. Games were the same way. He’d finish this one now. “
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“Every day Leo’s father watched him for signs of blooming. And every night Leo’s father watched him for signs of blooming.”
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“ ‘Are you sure Leo’s a bloomer?’ asked Leo’s father. ‘Patience,’ said Leo’s mother. ‘A watched bloomer doesn’t bloom.’ “

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