„You can close your eyes if you want. Some things are less scary.“

Last update June 3, 2021. History
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American singer-songwriter and record producer 1988

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„You can close your eyes to the things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart to the things you don't want to feel.“

—  Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963

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„Close your eyes and you will see.“

—  Joseph Joubert French moralist and essayist 1754 - 1824

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„How can you close your eyes and say this has nothing to do with me? I'm not speaking about politics. Politics is a terrible thing. Everyone wants power.“

—  Luise Rainer German-born Austrian and American film actress 1910 - 2014

Of the bombing of Kosovo
Article in Movie Maker http://www.moviemaker.com/directing/article/luise_rainer_3324/

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„It is sure to be dark if you close your eyes.“

—  Chinmayananda Saraswati Indian spiritual teacher 1916 - 1993

Quotations from Gurudev’s teachings, Chinmya Mission Chicago

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„To draw, you must close your eyes and sing“

—  Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973

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„Open your eyes and see what you can with them before they close forever.“

—  Anthony Doerr, book All the Light We Cannot See

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

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„Close your bodily eye, so that you may see your picture first with the spiritual eye.“

—  Caspar David Friedrich Swedish painter 1774 - 1840

Variant translation: Close your bodily eye, that you may see your picture first with the eye of the spirit. Then bring to light what you have seen in the darkness, that its effect may work back, from without to within.
Quoted in The Romantic Imagination: Literature and Art in England and Germany (1996) by Fredrick Berwick and Jürgn Klein, and in "Culture: Caspar D. Friedrich and the Wasteland" by Gjermund E. Jansen in Bits of News (3 March 2005) http://www.bitsofnews.com/content/view/154/42/
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Context: Close your bodily eye, so that you may see your picture first with the spiritual eye. Then bring to the light of day that which you have seen in the darkness so that it may react upon others from the outside inwards. A picture must not be invented but felt. Observe the form exactly, both the smallest and the large and do not separate the small from the large, but rather the trivial from the important.

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„You can't think of the global and close your eyes to the details.“

—  Volodymyr Zelensky 6th President of Ukraine 1978

Zelensky’s speech at the UN General Assembly https://www.president.gov.ua/en/news/vistup-prezidenta-ukrayini-volodimira-zelenskogo-na-zagalnih-57477 (25 September 2019)

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