"Compare the silent rose of the sun
And rain, the blood-rose living in its smell,
With this paper, this dust.
That states the point."
- Wallace Stevens
"The country habit has me by the heart,
For he's bewitched forever who has seen,
Not with his eyes but with his vision, Spring
Flow down the woods and stipple leaves with sun."
- Vita Sackville-West
"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook."
- William James
"Equipped with our five senses - along with telescopes and microscopes and mass spectrometers and seismographs and magnetometers and particle accelerators and detectors sensitive to the entire electromagnetic spectrum - we explore the universe around us and call the adventure science."
- Edwin Hubble
"A friend's son was in the first grade of school, and his teacher asked the class, "What is the color of apples?" Most of the children answered 'red'. A few said 'green'. Kevin, my friend's son, raised his hand and said 'white'. The teacher tried to explain that apples could be red, green or sometimes golden, but never white. Kevin was quite insistent and finally said, "Look inside." Perception without mindfulness keeps us on the surface of things, and we often miss other levels of reality."
- Joseph Goldstein, Insight Meditation
Seeing, Vision, Eyes, Looking
Quotations, Sayings, Poems, Facts
Compiled by Michael Garofalo