„We see a friend’s eye as one and indivisible. A stranger’s eye we take in part by part: the white, the iris, and the pupil.“


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Mauritian artist 1902 - 1981

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„Are the eyes an open door to the world, as poets say? Well, honestly, not really. The fact is, we see the world through a pair of tiny peepholes, the pupils of our eyes.“

—  Gianni Sarcone Italian author, artist, designer, and researcher in visual perception and cognitive psychology 1962

Our brain functions as a highly creative ‘camera obscura’ – the forerunner of the modern photographic camera, named from the Latin for dark room.
Amazing Visual Illusions: Trick Your Mind and Feast Your Eyes (2011).

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„As they take eye for an eye until no one can see,
we must stumble blindly forward, repeating history.“

—  Conor Oberst American musician 1980

Let's Not Shit Ourselves
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„Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger.“

—  Larry Harvey Founder of Burning Man 1948 - 2018

Radical Inclusion
The 10 Principles of Burning Man (2004)
Kontekst: Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.

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„He who sees only what is before his eyes sees the worst part of every view.“

—  Leslie Stephen British author, literary critic, and first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography 1832 - 1904

The Playground of Europe (1871; London: Longmans, Green, 1899) p. 131

Henry Knox Fotografia

„The eyes of all America are upon us, as we play our part in posterity will bless or curse us.“

—  Henry Knox Continental Army and US Army general, US Secretary of War 1750 - 1806

Knox on the Declaration of Independence. Reported in David McCullough, 1776 (2005), p. 83.

William Prescott Fotografia

„Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes.“

—  William Prescott Continental army soldier 1726 - 1795

These are instructions often attributed to Prescott at the Battle of Bunker Hill, but though little doubt exists that he declared them, many reports indicate they originated with Major General Israel Putnam, and even earlier instances of similar instructions have been attributed to others.
Don't fire until I tell you; don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes.
Prescott, as quoted in The New England Magazine Vo. XI (September 1894 - February 1895), p. 367
Powder is scarce and must not be wasted. Do not fire until you see the whites of their eyes. Then aim low. Aim at their waistbands, aim at the handsome coats; pick off the officers.
Instructions of Israel Putnam as quoted in "Revolutionary Heroes — No. I" in National Magazine (February 1858). p. 104. In An Essay on the Life of the Honourable Major General Israel Putnam (1818) by David Humphreys, it is indicated that these instructions were first given by Putnam and then reiterated by veteran officers Prescott, Pomeroy, John Stark, and others.
Men, you are all marksmen — don't one of you fire until you see the whites of their eyes.
Philip Johnson of Newburyport is quoted as having distinctly heard Putnam say this in the History of the Siege of Boston (1873) by Richard Frothingham, p. 140. This work also indicates such instructions were repeated by many of the officers.
By push of bayonets — no firing till you see the whites of their eyes!
Attributed to Frederick the Great in the Battle of Prague (6 May 1757), in A Popular History of the United States (1879) by William Cullen Bryant and Sydney Howard Gay, Vol. III, p. 403
Silent until you see the whites of their eyes.
Attributed to a Prince Charles against the Austrian army at Jägendorf (22 May 1745) in A Popular History of the United States (1879) by William Cullen Bryant and Sydney Howard Gay, Vol. III, p. 403
Dinna fire till ye see the whites o' their e'en!
Attributed to Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Andrew Agnew of Lochnaw, as instructions to the Royal Scots Fusiliers at the Battle of Dettingen (27 June 1743), in The Agnews of Lochnaw : A History of the Hereditary Sheriffs of Galloway (1864) by Andrew Agnew, Ch. 33 : The twelfth Hereditary Sheriff, p. 543

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„Though we see the same world, we see it through different eyes.“

—  Virginia Woolf, książka Three Guineas

Źródło: Three Guineas (1938), Ch. 1, p. 18
Kontekst: Though we see the same world, we see it through different eyes. Any help we can give you must be different from that you can give yourselves, and perhaps the value of that help may lie in the fact of that difference.

Ivan Illich Fotografia

„Pupil, puppet, person, eye. It is not my mirror.“

—  Ivan Illich austrian philosopher and theologist 1926 - 2002

We the People interview (1996)
Kontekst: I want to just go back to a great rabbinical and also, as you see, monastic, Christian development beyond what the Greeks like Plato or Cicero already knew about friendship. That it is from your eye that I find myself. There's a little thing there. They called it pupilla, a "puppet" of myself which I can see in your eye. The black thing in your eye.
Pupil, puppet, person, eye. It is not my mirror. It is you making me the gift of that which Ivan is for you. That's the one who says "I" here. I'm purposely not saying, this is my person, this is my individuality, this is my ego. No. I'm saying this is the one who answers you here, whom you have given to him.

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Alexander Pope Fotografia

„Good God! how often are we to die before we go quite off this stage? in every friend we lose a part of ourselves, and the best part.“

—  Alexander Pope eighteenth century English poet 1688 - 1744

Letter, written in collaboration with Dr John Arbuthnot, to Jonathan Swift (December 5, 1732) upon the death of John Gay.

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