Can’t see my castles? Try harder. It’s all in the mind! Photo: NilookaDissanayake
Its amazing how we confuse perception with reality. Then again, its a complicated thing, what is reality for any of us but what we perceive? Think about it for a while.
Here are some nice quotations on perception.
The goodreads quotations list for perception runs into dozens of pages. Here are a few that took my fancy:.
“Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.” ~Irving Berlin
“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”
~Robertson Davies, in Tempest-Tost
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don’t have,
you will never, ever have enough”
“The world is full of magic things,
patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.”
~C.S. Lewis, in The Magician’s Nephew
“Everything that irritates us about others can
lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
~Oscar Wilde, in Lady Windermere’s Fan
“The more I see, the less I know for sure.”
“It’s all in the mind.”
And I really like this one:
“What people in the world think of you is really
none of your business.”
You will find hundreds more interesting quotations on perception together with links to author pages and their book pages on goodreads. Happy reading!