„In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is a hallucinating idiot… for he sees what no one else does: things that, to everyone else, are not there.“

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„In the land of the blind the one-eyed man is king.“

—  Niccolo Machiavelli Italian politician, Writer and Author 1469 - 1527

In terra di ciechi chi vi ha un occhio è signore.
Act III, scene ix
The Mandrake (1524)

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„I worry I don’t see things the way everyone else does.“

—  Rachel Cusk British writer 1967

On her anxieties as a writer (as quoted in “I Have Lost All Interest in Having a Self” https://slate.com/culture/2019/09/coventry-rachel-cusk-review.html) (2019 Sep 19)

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„In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king.“

—  Desiderius Erasmus, livro Adagia

Adagia (first published 1500, with numerous expanded editions through 1536), III, IV, 96
Also in the same passage of the Adagia is a variant: Inter caecos regnat strabus (Among the blind, the squinter rules).
Original: (la) In regione caecorum rex est luscus.

Raghuram G. Rajan photo

„I think we have still to get to a place where we feel satisfied. We have this saying - "In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king."“

—  Raghuram G. Rajan Indian economist 1963

We are a little bit that way.
On India's performance amid the 2015 world economy slow down, as quoted in " India 'one-eyed' king in land of blind, says Rajan http://www.business-standard.com/article/finance/india-one-eyed-king-in-land-of-blind-says-rajan-116041600663_1.html", Business Standard (16 April 2016)

John Kenneth Galbraith photo

„Who is king in the world of the blind when there isn't even a one eyed man?“

—  John Kenneth Galbraith American economist and diplomat 1908 - 2006

Fonte: The Age of Uncertainty (1977), Chapter 6, p. 180

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„He genuinely looked terrified. The poor man, he's actually seen the books. In England we have this one-eyed Scottish idiot.“

—  Jeremy Clarkson English broadcaster, journalist and writer 1960

BBC News February 9, 2008 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7873624.stm

Clifford Geertz photo

„In the country of the blind, who are not as unobservant as they look, the one-eyed is not king, he is spectator.“

—  Clifford Geertz American anthropologist 1926 - 2006

Clifford Geertz, Local Knowledge: Further Essays in Interpretive Anthropology (1983) Basic Books, 2000, p. 58.

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Steve Blank photo

„Founders are truly artists – they see something no one else does.“

—  Steve Blank American businessman 1953

Fortune "Entrepreneurs as dissidents" http://fortune.com/2012/11/06/entrepreneurs-as-dissidents/. November 6, 2012.

Karl Pilkington photo

„Who's the mental one here? Is it me, or everyone else?“

—  Karl Pilkington English television personality, social commentator, actor, author and former radio producer 1972

The Moaning of Life, Karl on Kids

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