„Blessed are the people whose leaders can look destiny in the eye without flinching but also without attempting to play God.“
— Henry Kissinger United States Secretary of State 1923
The End of the Road (1982), Ch. 25 "Years of Upheaval"
Codex Alera, Princeps' Fury (2008)
— Julian of Norwich English theologian and anchoress 1342 - 1416
The First Revelation, Chapter 8
„Philosophers get paid for posing interesting questions; scientists for answering them. Thus, one cannot live without the other…“
— Carlos Gershenson Mexican researcher 1978
Source: Design and Control of Self-organizing Systems (2007), p. 60
„Closing your eyes isn't going to change anything. Nothing's going to disappear just because you can't see what's going on. In fact, things will even be worse the next time you open your eyes. That's the kind of world we live in. Keep your eyes wide open. Only a coward closes his eyes. Closing your eyes and plugging up your ears won't make time stand still.“
Kafka on the Shore (2002)
— Bill Cosby American actor, comedian, author, producer, musician, activist 1937
“A Book,” p. p. 92
The Creator (2000), Sequence: “Nostalgic Elements”
— Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968
Quien ha visto con los ojos abiertos, puede volver a ver, pero con los ojos cerrados.
Variant: Open your eyes, the Frenchman on the radio used to say, and see what you can with them before they close forever.
Source: All the Light We Cannot See
— Richard Paul Evans American writer 1962
Source: The Gift
„I keep a close watch on this heart of mine;
I keep my eyes wide open all the time.
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds.
Because you're mine, I walk the line.“
— Johnny Cash American singer-songwriter 1932 - 2003
I Walk the Line
Source: Biographia Literaria (1817), Ch. XV
„He walks without legs,
hears without ears,
does all the deeds without hands.
He enjoys all the juices without a mouth,
spells all the truth without a voice,
touches everything without hands.
He see very object without eyes
and inhales all the scents without a breath.“
— Tulsidas Hindu poet-saint 1532 - 1623
Tulsidas’s definition of God in verse quoted in A Garden of Deeds: Ramacharitmanas, a Message of Human Ethics http://books.google.co.in/books?id=5em1y2PczVgC&pg=PA36, p. 36
„It takes practice to use one's eyes, even when God has opened them. And there are some believers who never get beyond confounding a doctrinal statement of a truth with a living exemplification of that truth.“
— Henry Clay Trumbull Union Army chaplain 1830 - 1903
Source: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 113.