„I like places where there are people who are different culturally, physically, in every way. And I like to see how they succeed in living together.“
— Terry Gilliam American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe 1940
Contexto: In the end, people have to learn to live together. That is what I didn't like about America — it is so homogeneous. I like places where there are people who are different culturally, physically, in every way. And I like to see how they succeed in living together.
„Bad people succeed and good people fail, but that's not the end of the story. Miracles happen that nobody sees, and among us walk heroes who are never recognized, and people live in loneliness because they cannot believe they are loved.“
— Dean Koontz, livro The Darkest Evening of the Year
Fonte: The Darkest Evening of the Year
„I saw the opportunity to show the beauty in the culture and show that these words sound magical. We’re so used to using Latin, but if J.K. Rowling saw magic in that, you can see magic in your own culture. And if you can see it, you can help other people to see it.“
— Tomi Adeyemi American author 1993
On showcasing the Yoruba culture in Children of Blood and Bone in “Meet Tomi Adeyemi: the politically-charged author you need to know about in 2019” https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/culture/culture-news/a26933188/tomi-adeyemi-interview/ in Harper’s Bazaar (2019 Mar 26)
„You are one of the rare people who can separate your observation from your perception… you see what is, where most people see what they expect.“
— Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nervous Conditions
Fonte: Nervous Conditions
— Ronald David Laing, livro The Politics of Experience
Ch. 1 : Experience as evidence http://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/en/laing.htm
The Politics of Experience (1967)
Contexto: Even facts become fictions without adequate ways of seeing "the facts". We do not need theories so much as the experience that is the source of the theory. We are not satisfied with faith, in the sense of an implausible hypothesis irrationally held: we demand to experience the "evidence".
We can see other people's behaviour, but not their experience. This has led some people to insist that psychology has nothing to do with the other person's experience, but only with his behaviour.
The other person's behaviour is an experience of mine. My behaviour is an experience of the other. The task of social phenomenology is to relate my experience of the other's behaviour to the other's experience of my behaviour. Its study is the relation between experience and experience: its true field is inter-experience.
„We must learn two things. One is to see ourselves as others see us. We apply one yardstick when we wish to appraise other people. Secondly, we cannot succeed in anything if we act in fear of other people's opinions.“
— C. Rajagopalachari Political leader 1878 - 1972
Rajagopalachari, quoted in: R. K. Murthi (1979) Rajaji, life and work, p. 155
— Anthony de Mello Indian writer 1931 - 1987
Awakening : Conversations with the Masters (2003), p. 221
Contexto: "What, concretely, is Enlightenment?"
"Seeing Reality as it is," said the Master.
"Doesn't everyone see Reality as it is?"
"Oh, no! Most people see it as they believe it is."
"What's the difference?"
"The difference between thinking you are drowning in a stormy sea and knowing you cannot drown because there isn't any water in sight for miles around."
„There is no word for our kind of friendship. Two people who don't
see each other a lot, but can make each other effortlessly happy“
— David Levithan, The Realm of Possibility
Fonte: The Realm of Possibility
— Robert T. Kiyosaki American finance author , investor 1947
Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money-That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!
„There are three classes of people: those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.“
— Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519
„After all, people judge one another according to their own feelings. It is only the miser who sees other enticed by money, the lustful who see others obsessed by desire.“
— Irène Némirovsky French novelist who died at the age of 39 in Auschwitz 1903 - 1942
Fonte: Suite Française
„Don't listen to the malicious comments of those friends who, never taking any risks themselves, can only see other people's failures.“
— Paulo Coelho, livro Onze Minutos
Fonte: Eleven Minutes
„I want our young people to continue to learn and practice those values with pride. You see, our glorious diversity — our diversities of faiths and colors and creeds — that is not a threat to who we are, it makes us who we are.“
— Michelle Obama lawyer, writer, wife of Barack Obama and former First Lady of the United States 1964
2010s, Farewell Speech (2017)
Contexto: If your family doesn't have much money, I want you to remember that in this country, plenty of folks, including me and my husband — we started out with very little. But with a lot of hard work and a good education, anything is possible — even becoming President. That's what the American Dream is all about.
If you are a person of faith, know that religious diversity is a great American tradition, too. In fact, that's why people first came to this country — to worship freely. And whether you are Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh — these religions are teaching our young people about justice, and compassion, and honesty. So I want our young people to continue to learn and practice those values with pride. You see, our glorious diversity — our diversities of faiths and colors and creeds — that is not a threat to who we are, it makes us who we are.
„Some people see the glass as half-empty, while others see it as half-full. But Jones stares at it and tries to figure out who drank the damn water.“
— Chris Kuzneski, livro Sign of the Cross
Fonte: Sign of the Cross
„The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, — all in one.“
— John Ruskin, livro Modern Painters
Volume III, part IV, chapter XVI (1856).
Modern Painters (1843-1860)
— Earl Nightingale American motivational speaker 1921 - 1989
Fonte: How to Completely Change Your Life in 30 Seconds