Quotations on Eye

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I think it's important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. I want longevity. I don't want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin.
- Aaliyah
(Keywords: People, Chance, Eye, Longevity, Public, Want)

There is not a soul who does not have to beg alms of another, either a smile, a handshake, or a fond eye.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Soul, Eye, Smile)

In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular... sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Ability, Chance, Eye, Feeling, Mind, Practice, Sense, Sight, Will)

When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Eye, Meaning, Word)

In the past I have defended the right of the IRA to engage in armed struggle. I did so because there was no alternative for those who would not bend the knee, or turn a blind eye to oppression, or for those who wanted a national republic.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Blind, Eye, Oppression, Past, Right, Struggle)

Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination - everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Imagination, Charm, Eye, Wonder)

The paradox of reality is that no image is as compelling as the one which exists only in the mind's eye.
- Shana Alexander
(Keywords: Eye, Mind, Paradox, Reality)

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is a form of service journalism. To be successful, I think it has to be a combination of a good story, it has to be funny, and it also needs to be packed with useful information.
- Ted Allen
(Keywords: Funny, Successful, Eye, Information, Journalism, Needs, Service)

No, Queer Eye has a book coming out before mine, in the Spring of 2004, in which each of us has a section and we do a brief overview of our subject area.
- Ted Allen
(Keywords: Eye, Spring)

You'll never be disappointed if you always keep an eye on uncharted territory, where you'll be challenged and growing and having fun.
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: Eye, Fun)

A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.
- Minna Antrim
(Keywords: Soul, Eye, Understanding, Woman)

I don't think any industry was ever as closely scrutinized and written about and constantly in the public eye as television.
- Roone Arledge
(Keywords: Eye, Public, Television)

It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.
- Neil Armstrong
(Keywords: Earth, Eye, Pretty)

The least touchable object in the world is the eye.
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Keywords: Eye, World)

It took a deadly illness to put me eye to eye with that truth, but it is a truth that the country, caught up in its ruthless ambitions and moral decay, can learn on my dime.
- Lee Atwater
(Keywords: Truth, Country, Eye, Illness)

The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar and is shocked by the unexpected; the eye, on the other hand, tends to be impatient, craves the novel and is bored by repetition.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Eye, Repetition)

I had an idea for a story about a young woman who was living with people who were different, not just superficially different - such as hair colour, or eye colour, or skin colour - but different in some significant way.
- Jean M. Auel
(Keywords: People, Idea, Eye, Hair, Living, Skin, Woman)

The information encoded in your DNA determines your unique biological characteristics, such as sex, eye color, age and Social Security number.
- Dave Barry
(Keywords: Age, Sex, Eye, Information, Security)

Although beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the feeling of being beautiful exists solely in the mind of the beheld.
- Martha Beck
(Keywords: Beauty, Being, Eye, Feeling, May, Mind)

Again and again, I've seen Bush turn a blind eye as his henchmen have leveled zealous attacks against his political enemies - assaults which the president himself has sometimes directly encouraged.
- Paul Begala
(Keywords: Blind, Enemies, Eye, President)

The question of how the eye works - that is, what happens when a photon of light first impinges on the retina - simply could not be answered at that time.
- Michael Behe
(Keywords: Time, Eye, First, Light, Question)

In the 19th century the anatomy of the eye was known in great detail and the sophisticated mechanisms it employs to deliver an accurate picture of the outside world astounded everyone who was familiar with them.
- Michael Behe
(Keywords: Detail, Eye, World)

Although Darwin was able to persuade much of the world that a modern eye could be produced gradually from a much simpler structure, he did not even attempt to explain how the simple light sensitive spot that was his starting point actually worked.
- Michael Behe
(Keywords: Eye, Light, World)

The biggest threat to McDonald's lies within - and that is us as a company becoming complacent. There are a lot of companies that get fat, dumb and happy and take their eye off the ball and forget about serving customers.
- Charlie Bell
(Keywords: Company, Dumb, Eye, Forget, Lies)

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Don't store unnecessary data, keep an eye on what's happening, and don't take unnecessary risks.
- Chris Bell
(Keywords: Eye, Freedom, Vigilance)

In just the same way the thousands of successive positions of a runner are contracted into one sole symbolic attitude, which our eye perceives, which art reproduces, and which becomes for everyone the image of a man who runs.
- Henri Bergson
(Keywords: Art, Attitude, Eye, Man)

The eye by long use comes to see even in the darkest cavern: and there is no subject so obscure but we may discern some glimpse of truth by long poring on it.
- George Berkeley
(Keywords: Truth, Eye, May)

When the darkness comes, keep an eye on the light - whatever that is for you - no matter how far away it seems.
- Jan Berry
(Keywords: Darkness, Eye, Light)

And I know this happens because I took economics, and I'd explain it to ya, but I flunked that course. Not my fault. They taught it at 8 o'clock in the morning. And there is absolutely nothing you can learn out of one bloodshot eye.
- Lewis Black
(Keywords: Economics, Eye, Fault, Nothing)

As a man is, so he sees. As the eye is formed, such are its powers.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Eye, Man)

Violence and racism are bad. Whenever they occur they are to be condemned and we should not turn a blind eye to them.
- Cate Blanchett
(Keywords: Blind, Eye, Racism, Violence)

Actresses can get outrageously precious about the way they look. That's not what life's about. If you starve yourself to the point where your brain cells shrivel, you will never do good work. And if you're overly conscious of your arms flapping in the wind, how can you look the other actor in the eye to respond to them?
- Cate Blanchett
(Keywords: Life, Work, Actor, Eye, Will, Wind)

Sometimes the eye gets so accustomed that if you don't have a change, you're bored. It's the same with fashion, you know. And that, I suppose, is what style is about.
- Bill Blass
(Keywords: Change, Eye, Fashion, Style)

The fact is that ours is the first generation that can look disease and extreme poverty in the eye, look across the ocean to Africa, and say this, and mean it. We do not have to stand for this. A whole continent written off - we do not have to stand for this.
- Bono
(Keywords: Disease, Extreme, Eye, Fact, First, Ocean, Poverty)

No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye.
- Elizabeth Bowen
(Keywords: Eye, Mystery)

I have glaucoma, so use eye drops both morning and night.
- Malcolm Boyd
(Keywords: Eye, Night)

But I knew that what had happened was an eye-opener not only to the United States but also to Pakistan, who realized that after what has happened on the 11th of September, it was simply impossible to continue to play those games in Afghanistan.
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Keywords: Afghanistan, Eye, Games, Play, states, United)

Straight-away the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God, and not only do I see distinct themes in my mind's eye, but they are clothed in the right forms, harmonies, and orchestration.
- Johannes Brahms
(Keywords: God, Ideas, Eye, Mind, Right)

The all-seeing eye of God beheld our deplorable state; infinite pity touched the heart of the Father of mercies; and infinite wisdom laid the plan of our recovery.
- David Brainerd
(Keywords: Wisdom, Father, God, Heart, Eye, Infinite, Pity, State)

I can meet any producer in Hollywood and look them in the eye, knowing I didn't sleep with them, or do drugs with them.
- Morgan Brittany
(Keywords: Drugs, Eye, Hollywood, Sleep)

The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter - often an unconscious, but still a truthful interpreter - in the eye.
- Charlotte Bronte
(Keywords: Soul, Eye, Unconscious)

Republican leadership in Congress let the energy companies write the energy bill that sent prices soaring, and has turned a blind eye to the struggles of working families trying to make ends meet.
- Sherrod Brown
(Keywords: Leadership, Blind, Congress, Energy, Eye, Republican, Trying)

The little windflower, whose just opened eye is blue as the spring heaven it gazes at.
- William C. Bryant
(Keywords: Eye, Heaven, Spring)

There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.
- William C. Bryant
(Keywords: April, Eye, Glory, Joy)

The stars are scattered all over the sky like shimmering tears, there must be great pain in the eye from which they trickled.
- Georg Buchner
(Keywords: Eye, Pain, Sky, Stars, Tears)

Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light; every eye, looking on, finds its own.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Keywords: Nature, Truth, Eye, Light, Ocean)

One night I went over to get some dope from some Hollywood tough guy. After I left, my son Scott, who was only fifteen, went over with a baseball bat to kill him. I was laughing out of one eye and crying out of the other. I thought, Who am I kidding?
- James Caan
(Keywords: Son, Thought, Baseball, Eye, Hollywood, Night)

My college training was primarily in theatre, with an eye to becoming a director, actor, or producer.
- Orson Scott Card
(Keywords: Actor, College, Eye, Theatre, Training)

To take photographs means to recognize - simultaneously and within a fraction of a second - both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
(Keywords: Heart, Eye, Fact, Meaning)

The Nixon administration kept a nasty eye on our show... Cops would come by - often just in time to see the act they wanted to see.
- Dick Cavett
(Keywords: Time, Act, Eye, Nixon)



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