Quotes: perspective

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  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    I know that you, ladies and gentlemen, have a philosophy, each and all of you, and that the most interesting and important thing about you is the way in which it determines the perspective in your several worlds.

  • John Constable
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    I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.

  • If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.

  • Salman Rushdie
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    Reality is a question of perspective; the further you get from the past, the more concrete and plausible it seems -but as you approach the present, it inevitably seems incredible.

  • Al Neuharth
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    The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.

  • There is today-in a time when old beliefs are withering-a kind of philosophical hunger, a need to know who we are and how we got here. It is an on-going search, often unconscious, for a cosmic perspective for humanity.

  • Values provide perspective in the best of times and worst.

  • Konstantin Stanislavisky
    Konstantin Stanislavisky
    Russian Actor, Theatre director, Teacher 1863-1968
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    We have as many planes of speech as does a painting planes of perspective which create perspective in a phrase. The most important word stands out most vividly defined in the very foreground of the sound plane. Less important words create a series of deeper planes.

  • Jean Rostand
    Jean Rostand
    French writer 1897-1977
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    When a scientist is ahead of his times, it is often through misunderstanding of current, rather than intuition of future truth. In science there is never any error so gross that it won't one day, from some perspective, appear prophetic.

  • David Cronenberg
    David Cronenberg
    Canadian movie maker 1943-
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    When you're in the muck you can only see muck. If you somehow manage to float above it, you still see the muck but you see it from a different perspective. And you see other things too. That's the consolation of philosophy.

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