Quotes: observer

Quotes 1 till 15 of 20.

1 2 Next 
  • R. Buckland
    R. Buckland
    - +
     0
    A large body of research results demonstrates that an observer can be persuaded to conform to the majority opinion, even when the majority is completely wrong.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
    Alexander Pope
    - +
     0
    A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.
  • An accurate observer is, no doubt, rare; but an accurate thinker is far rarer.
  • As Cuvier could correctly describe a whole animal by the contemplation of a single bone, so the observer who has thoroughly understood one link in a series of incidents should be able to accurately state all the other ones, both before and after.
  • Brendan Myers
    Brendan Myers
    - +
     0
    Call it a case of observer bias on my part, but Humanist Paganism seems to be an emerging option for those who want to be part of the Pagan community, but who want to be a little more intellectual about their practices, and they really don't care about the 'woo' anymore.
  • Pat Buchanan
    Pat Buchanan
    American politician author and columnist 1938-
    Pat Buchanan
    - +
     0
    I think that in the minds of many, the press is being seen less and less as a neutral observer in the impeachment enterprise and more and more as participants, or even collaborators. [On Media's Participation In Watergate]
  • Wallace Stevens
    Wallace Stevens
    American poet 1879-1955
    Wallace Stevens
    - +
     0
    If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of sex, people would forget a good deal about sex and find the explanation for everything in egotism.
  • Noam Chomsky
    Noam Chomsky
    American Linguist, Political Activist 1928-
    Noam Chomsky
    - +
     0
    If there was an observer on Mars, they would probably be amazed that we have survived this long.
  • Vilayat Inayat Khan
    Vilayat Inayat Khan
    Teacher of meditation and of the traditions of Sufism 1916-2004
    Vilayat Inayat Khan
    - +
     0
    In dream consciousness… we make things happen by wishing them, because we are not only the observer of what we experience but also the creator.
  • Christopher Lasch
    Christopher Lasch
    American historian 1932-
    Christopher Lasch
    - +
     0
    Knowledge is what we get when an observer, preferably a scientifically trained observer, provides us with a copy of reality that we can all recognize.
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander Pope
    English poet 1688-1744
    Alexander Pope
    - +
     0
    One who is too wise an observer of the business of others, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
    Bertrand Russell
    - +
     0
    The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself.
    Source: An Inquiry into Meaning and Truth
  • Bayard Ruskin
    Bayard Ruskin
    - +
     0
    The scupltor does not work for the anatomist, but for the common observer of life and nature.
  • Stephen Hawking
    Stephen Hawking
    English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director 1942-2018
    Stephen Hawking
    - +
     0
    There's no way to remove the observer - us - from our perceptions of the world.
  • C. V. Raman
    C. V. Raman
    - +
     0
    To an observer situated on the moon or on one of the planets, the most noticeable feature on the surface of our globe would no doubt be the large areas covered by oceanic water. The sunlit face of the earth would appear to shine by the light diffused back into space from the land and water-covered areas.
1 2 Next