Friday, March 6, 2009

The Art of Looking Sideways

I've been at work for over an hour now and, so far, there have been no customers, so I've been reading a really neat book called, The Art of Looking Sideways, and I just want to share a couple of quotes I came across that I thought were really pertinent to this class... Do you find any of these particularly interesting?

on seeing,
"The hardest thing to see is what is in front of your eyes." Goethe

on illusion,
"Who are you going to believe, me or your eyes?" Groucho Marx

on figuring,
" name means the shape I am - and a good handsome shape it is, too. With a name like yours, you might be any shape, almost." Humpty Dumpty

on imaging,
"Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees." Paul Valery

1 comment:

  1. The Valery quote is so true--and so hard at times to really just forget the name of what we see and simply see---drop preconceptions, just look!