This is a compilation of thoughts and quotes that I have found or written recently, as well as many that I've collected throughout the years. Most thoughts are posted randomly, as I feel inspired. A listing of quotes can be found alphabetically (check the 2008 and 2009 archives listing), or by source.

Feel free to suggest additions!


“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Perception Quotes

1. As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope. - Ursula K. LeGuin

2. Because our entire universe is made up of consciousness, we never really experience the universe directly we just experience our consciousness of the universe, our perception of it, so right, our only universe is perception. - Alan Moore

3. Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things. - Unknown

4. If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear as it is – infinite. - William Blake

5. Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. - Camille Pissarro

6. What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what sort of person you are. - C.S. Lewis

7. The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. - Robertson Davies

8. All that glitters is not gold, and all that is sticky is not tar. - Lithuanian Proverb

9. Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world. - Hans Margolius

10. To perceive means to immobilize… we seize, in the act of perception, something which outruns perception itself. - Henri Bergson

11. One has not only an ability to perceive the world but an ability to alter one’s perception of it; more simply, one can change things by the manner in which one looks at them. - Tom Robbins

12. All our knowledge is the offspring of our perceptions. - Leonardo Da Vinci

13. What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly. -Lao-tzu

14. Every exit is an entry somewhere. - Tom Stoppard

15. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye. (On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur, l'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux) - Antoine de Saint Exupéry

16. It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. - Henry David Thoreau

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