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"I am one who eats breakfast gazing at morning glories." - Matsuo Basho

"Do everything like someone is gazing at you." - Epicurus

"Gazing on beautiful things acts on my soul." - Michelangelo

"While gazing at myself from yourself, I was beautiful." - Dejan Stojanovic

"Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror." - Khalil Gibran

"Like Patience gazing on kings' graves, and smiling Extremity out of act." - William Shakespeare

"A glance at Christ will save, but it is the gazing at Christ that sanctifies." - Robert E. Murray

"I lost my hat while gazing at the moon, and then I lost my mind." - Rumi

"Wandering and confused, lost to myself, ill-assorted, contradictory, Pausing, gazing, bending, and stopping" - Nicholas Sparks

"Our eyes when gazing on sinful objects are out of their calling and God's keeping." - Thomas Fuller

"Yet thou dost look Like Patience gazing on kings' graves and smiling Extremity out of act." - William Shakespeare

"While words of learned length and thundering sound Amaz'd the gazing rustics rang'd around." - Oliver Goldsmith

"My eyes won't lose the sight of thee, But languish after thine, and ache with gazing." - Thomas Otway

"Felling a tree and gazing at the cut end - tonight's moon" - Matsuo Basho

"In this world we walk on the roof of hell gazing at flowers" - Kobayashi Issa

"The beauteous eyes of the spring's fair night With comfort are downward gazing." - Heinrich Heine

"The gazing populace receive greedily, without examination, whatever soothes superstition and promotes wonder." - David Hume

"I sit at my window gazing The world passes by, nods to me And is gone." - Rabindranath Tagore

"I shoot for the moon but I'm too busy gazing the stars." - Eminem

"Clouds now and again Give a soul some respite from Moon-gazing-behold." - Matsuo Basho

"Now we were standing close to the summit's rim, gazing out into the endless East." - Friedrich Holderlin

"We use books like mirrors, gazing into them only to discover ourselves." - Joseph Epstein

"All great and beautiful work has come of first gazing without shrinking into the darkness." - John Ruskin

"Think ye by gazing on each other's eyes To multiply your lovely selves?" - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"The key to gazing is stopping thought. Gazing is a soft focus; you are touching something with your luminosity. If you could but look into the mountains you would see a diffuse glow." - Frederick Lenz

"A man gazing at the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road." - Alexander Smith

"Our disrespect for thinking: someone sitting in a chair, gazing out of a window blankly, always described as 'doing nothing'." - Alain De Botton

"All around the world, we are gazing skyward waiting for God... Never realizing that God is waiting for us." - Dan Brown

"I was a real daydreamer at school, gazing out of the window and losing myself in imaginary worlds" - Talulah Riley

"Thou my star at the stars are gazing Would I were heaven that I might behold thee with many eyes." - Plautus

"Many men spend their lives in gazing at their own shadows, and so dwindle away into shadows thereof." - Augustus Hare

"The trees were gazing up into the sky, Their bare arms stretched in prayer for the snows." - Alexander Smith

"Listen, open a window to God and begin to delight yourself by gazing upon Him through the opening." - Rumi

"Many men spend their lives in gazing at their own shadows, and so dwindle away into shadows thereof." - Augustus William Hare

"I want to stay in the habit of 'glancing' at my problems and 'gazing' at my Lord." - Joni Eareckson Tada

"There is a reason for me always shoe-gazing. I simply can't look into the eyes of several thousand people." - Robert Smith

"No more memories, no more silent tears. No more gazing across the wasted years. Help me say goodbye." - Andrew Lloyd Webber

"Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction." - Antoine De Saintexupery

"Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"I was a real daydreamer at school, gazing out of the window and losing myself in imaginary worlds." - Talulah Riley

"A man gazing on the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road." - Alexander Smith

"I sit in my garden, gazing upon a beauty that cannot gaze upon itself. And I find sufficient purpose for my day." - Robert Breault

"If you want to be rich, you need to develop your vision. You must be standing on the edge of time gazing into the future." - Robert Kiyosaki

"The angles even Draw strength from gazing on its glance, Though none its meaning fathom may; The world's unwither'd countenance Is bright as at creation's day." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Im like the painter with his nose to the canvas, fussing over details. Gazing from a distance, the reader sees the big picture." - Steven Saylor

"Watching a Kubrick film is like gazing up at a mountaintop. You look up and wonder, how could anyone have climbed that high?" - Martin Scorsese

"The angles even Draw strength from gazing on its glance, Though none its meaning fathom may; The world's unwither'd countenance Is bright as at creation's day." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Gazing into the mirror, I saw myself as I was-a black silhouette in the room, a woman whose darkness had completely leaked through." - Sue Monk Kidd

"Gazing up into the darkness I saw myself as a creature driven and derided by vanity; and my eyes burned with anguish and anger." - James Joyce

"I love these pet names," she said, gazing soulfully up into his eyes, "Nitwit. Sap skull. Termagant. How they make my heart flutter!" - Loretta Chase

"Boredom rests upon the nothingness that winds its way through existence; its giddiness, like that which comes from gazing down into an infinite abyss, is infinite." - Soren Kierkegaard

"A recurring image in the work of the Rossetti circle was that of a woman absorbed in self-contemplation, gazing into a mirror or combing her hair." - Elizabeth Prettejohn

"True love in this differs from gold and clay, that to divide is not to take away. Love is like understanding, that grows bright, gazing on many truths." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Young sailors once stood under a square sail, gazing wonderingly across the water to where a strange shore rose about the sea - a New World." - Helge Ingstad

"Gazing at the rain, I consider what it means to belong, to become part of something. To have someone cry for me." - Haruki Murakami

"Still, the image haunted his dreams throughout the night: a lovely girl gazing at the stars, and the stars who gazed back." - Sarah J. Maas

"[He stared into the camera] like some sort of an animal gazing from across the back of its sty. (On Winston Churchill)" - Cecil Beaton

"Producing is the antidote to acting. Producing is practical problem solving all day long. As opposed to endless self-obsession and navel gazing." - Alessandro Nivola

"Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"I sit in my garden, gazing upon a beauty that cannot gaze upon itself. And I find sufficient purpose for my day." - Robert Brault

"Those who were pre-ordained to have no good karma at all - gazing into the lamp of emotional attachment, they are burnt, like moths in a flame." - Sri Guru Granth Sahib

"One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us." - Michael Cibenko

"Experience shows us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Ethel was calm but she felt excited inside. Bernard has a big house said Mr S. gazing at Ethel he is inclined to be rich." - Daisy Ashford

"How would you have us, as we are? Or sinking 'neath the load we bear? Our eyes fixed forward on a star? Or gazing empty at despair?" - James Weldon Johnson

"The mob, when they are gazing at a dancer on the slack rope, naturally writhe and twist and balance their own bodies, as they see him do." - Adam Smith

"Living is being happy: seeing, hearing, touching, drinking, eating, urinating, defecating, diving into the water and gazing at the sky, laughing and crying." - Milan Kundera

"[S]he stood for some moments gazing at the sisters, with affection beaming in one eye, and calculation shining out of the other." - Charles Dickens

"If the people in the audience are talking, you're being ignored. If the people are gazing at you, you've got something they want to hear." - Chuck Berry

"I spent a lot of time star-gazing, writing, and learning languages when the other kids were doing cooler things in Detroit." - Lizzo

"I'm like the painter with his nose to the canvas, fussing over details. Gazing from a distance, the reader sees the big picture." - Steven Saylor

"Strange, to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition, every man and wife gazing and smiling at them." - Samuel Pepys

"I would spend hours and hours gazing at the stars and wondering, what's out there? Sometimes I wondered if maybe there was another girl like me on another planet some place gazing at the stars and thinking about the same things." - Anousheh Ansari

"I would spend hours and hours gazing at the stars and wondering, what's out there? Sometimes I wondered if maybe there was another girl like me on another planet some place gazing at the stars and thinking about the same things." - Anousheh Ansari

"The master never seemed to have his fill of gazing at his firstborn child. "What do you want him to be when he grows up?" someone asked. "Outrageously happy," said the master." - Anthony De Mello

"I simply wanted to experience the presence of this man who had revolutionized my understanding. After a while we sat in silence, gazing at the barren canyon walls. And the mute desert seemed to carry on our conversation for us." - Huston Smith

"I remember vividly my student days, spending hours at the light microscope, turning endlessly the micrometric screw, and gazing at the blurred boundary which concealed the mysterious ground substance where the secret mechanisms of cell life might be found." - Albert Claude

"His hands slipped from his throat, and he crashed to the ground like a tree falling. "Oh, dear," said Pangborn, gazing at the fallen body of his comrade with fastidious distaste. "How unpleasant." - Cassandra Clare

"Better to be the cat gazing coolly down from a high wall, its expression inscrutable. The cat that shunned petting, that needed no one. Why couldn't she be that cat?" - Laini Taylor

"It is cruelty to children to keep five-year-olds sitting still, gazing into vacancy even for one hour at a time. We have little idea of the torture we thus inflict." - Ellen Swallow Richards

"One afternoon late in October of the year 1697, Euclide Auclair, the philosopher apothecary of Quebec, stood on the top of Cap Diamant gazing down the broad, empty river far beneath him." - Willa Cather

"Who turns away from gazing at the sun Sees its dusk images fill all the air. It is not otherwise when Hope is done: Her darkling phantoms make the heaven of Despair." - Edith M. Thomas

"People of Orphalese, beauty is life when life unveils her holy face. But you are life and you are the veil. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror." - Khalil Gibran

"On the return trip home, gazing through 240,000 miles of space toward the stars and the planet from which I had come, I suddenly experienced the universe as intelligent, loving, harmonious." - Edgar Mitchell

"How do you know, Dan? You were so young when they died. Do you really remember them?" "Not in my mind," Dan replied, gazing at the passing scenery. "But everyplace else..." - Peter Lerangis

"He's dozed off again, but I kiss him awake, which seems to startle him. Then he smiles as if he'd be happy to lie there gazing at me forever." - Suzanne Collins

"Then gazing up 'mid the dim pillars high, The foliaged marble forest where ye lie, Hush, ye will say, it is eternity! This is the glimmering verge of heaven, and there The columns of the heavenly palaces." - Matthew Arnold

"She perched on her windowsill, gazing at the lurid sun soaking into the Caldera, trying to appreciate it even though she could' have it. Why did she always feel she had to do something in the face of beauty?" - Ann Brashares

"He sat by her side and her soft hand he pressed; He felt, in the pressure returned him thrice blessed, Enraptured gazing On her whom he honored beyond all praising." - Esaias Tegner

"Art thou pale for weariness Of climbing heaven, and gazing on the earth, Wandering companionless Among the stars that have a different birth, - And ever changing, like a joyous eye That finds no object worth its constancy?" - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"True friends do' spend time gazing into each other's eyes. They may show great tenderness towards each other but they face in the same direction - toward common projects, goals - above all, towards a common Lord." - C S Lewis

"He's dozed off again, but I kiss him awake, which seems to startle him. Then he smiles as if he"d be happy to lie there gazing at me forever." - Suzanne Collins

"Oh! How should all hearts be taken with this Christ? Why stand ye gazing on the toys of this world, when such a Christ is offered to you in the Gospel? Can the world die for you?" - Isaac Ambrose

"I think like the species I am studying, whatever it is. If I am watching a lizard, I become the lizard. Gazing ath the water at a pike, I become the pike." - Desmond Morris

"When we encountered a band of souls coming along the barrier, and each was gazing at us in the evening people gaze at one another under the new moon" - Dante Alighieri

"While men are gazing up to Heaven, imagining after a happiness, or fearing a Hell after they are dead, their eyes are put out, that they see not what is their birthright." - Gerrard Winstanley

"A dramatist is one who from his earliest years has found that sheer gazing at the shocks and counter-shocks among people is quite sufficiently engrossing without having to encase it in comment." - Thornton Wilder

"Regardless of others' reactions, do your best to stay true to yourself. Make the choices that allow you to look in the mirror and feel good about the person gazing back at you." - Steve Pavlina

"Gazing at the typewriter in moments of desperation I console myself with three thoughts. Alcohol at six, dinner at eight, and to be immortal you've got to be dead." - Gyles Brandreth

"If we spend all our time gazing at the wonders ahead without remembering where we're standing right now, we're going to trip and fall flat on our face, over and over agaain." - Greg Egan

"How rude. Many who have gazed upon me have compared the experience to gazing at the radiance of the sun." Jem still had his eyes closed. "If they mean it gives you a headache, they aren't wrong." - Cassandra Clare

"True friends don't spend time gazing into each other's eyes. They may show great tenderness towards each other but they face in the same direction - toward common projects, goals - above all, towards a common Lord." - C S Lewis

"She knew she shouldn't want him with every fiber of her being, but she couldn't help herself. Gazing at him feeling his touch - the rest of the world faded into the background" - Lauren Kate

"He was slumped in the back, gazing out of the window, as though his parents were two people who had picked him up hitchhiking, connected to him merely by chance and proximity." - J K Rowling

"A planet doesn't explode of itself,' said drily The Martian astronomer, gazing off into the air- 'That they were able to do it is proof that highly Intelligent beings must have existed there." - John Hall Wheelock

"A dramatist is one who from his earliest years has found that sheer gazing at the shocks and countershocks among people is quite sufficiently engrossing without having to encase it in comment." - Thornton Wilder

"The gazing crowd, of glittering State afraid, Adore the Power their coward meanness made; In war's short intervals, while regal shows Still blind their reason and insult their woes." - Joel Barlow

"Thrown like a star in my vast sleep I open my eyes to take a peep To find that I was by the sea Gazing with tranquillity. 'Twas then when the Hurdy Gurdy Man Came singing songs of love..." - Donovan

"Whence comes solace? Not from seeing, What is doing, suffering, being; Not from noting Life's conditions, Not from heeding Time's monitions; But in cleaving to the Dream And in gazing at the Gleam Whereby gray things golden seem." - Thomas Hardy

"My days could be described as an ever changing palette of blues, greens, browns, and golds. Mostly because of surfing and garden-gazing. On tour, the colors are desaturated by florescent lights and dull grey carpets." - Jason Mraz

"I took my fear to literal heights and went skydiving over a year ago. It was in that moment, gazing over the precipice of the plane, when I realized what scared me the most, the unknown." - Kathryn Budig

"A thoroughly beautiful woman and a thoroughy homely woman are creations which I love to gaze upon, and which I cannot tire of gazing upon, for each is perfect in her own line." - Mark Twain

"She perched on her windowsill, gazing at the lurid sun soaking into the Caldera, trying to appreciate it even though she couldn't have it. Why did she always feel she had to do something in the face of beauty?" - Ann Brashares

"Instead of looking for love, give it; constantly renew it in yourself and you will always feel its presence within you. It will always be there smiling at you, gazing on you kindly." - Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

"There was a time when people had the decency to wait until they were approaching 50 to have a mid-life crisis. Now it seems many thirtysomethings find themselves succumbing to existential navel-gazing." - Mark Barrowcliffe

"Tell me where is fancy bred, Or in the heart, or in the head? How begot, how nourished? Reply, reply. It is engend'red in the eyes, With gazing fed, and fancy dies In the cradle where it lies." - William Shakespeare

"When I first drove my car down Sunset Strip, I nearly crashed my car gazing at the monolithic ads of various celebrities. They are bigger than King Kong, and more frightening." - Rebecca Pidgeon

"In every decade rock and roll starts to get very serious and navel gazing and kind of self serious and every once and a while it kind of needs a kick in the pants." - Rainn Wilson

"A bunch of liberals wanted to outlaw men gazing at women because the gaze was said to objectify women. Sorry, liberals, it can't be helped among the heterosexual crowd." - Rush Limbaugh

"It is true that the sky was always beautiful but I don't remember marvelling at sunset or gazing at the dawn of a new day. Survival does not allow time for poetic reflection." - Izzeldin Abuelaish

"The mistake we make is to look for a source of comfort in ourselves: self-contemplation, instead of gazing upon God. In other words, we look for comfort precisely where comfort never can be." - Frederick William Robertson

"A man must not stop listening any more than praying when he rises from his knees. No one questions the need of times of formal address to God, but few admit in any practical way the need of quiet waiting upon God, gazing into His face, feeling for His hand, listening for His voice." - Charles Brent

"The three Divine are in this hierarchy, First the Dominions, and the Virtues next; And the third order is that of the Powers. The in the dances twain penultimate The Principalities and Archangels wheel; The last is wholly of angelic sports. These orders upward all of them are gazing, And downward so prevail, that unto God They all attracted are and all attract." - Dante Alighieri

"Look back to the cross, and the disciples gazing on it in terror from afar, and then look around on the nations that are influenced by the faith that there centres-and note the change! Then take these elements, established in history, and calculate the orbit Christianity is to fill." - Richard Salter Storrs

"The very essence of truth is plainness and brightness; the darkness and crookedness is our own. The wisdom of God created understanding, fit and proportionable to truth, the object and end of it, as the eye to the thing visible. If our understanding have a film of ignorance over it, or be blear with gazing on other false glitterings, what is that to truth?" - John Milton

"He was gazing at her, the way one did when one felt one was unobserved. He had that look on his face, the look he usually got only when he was playing the violin, as if he were completely caught up and entranced." - Cassandra Clare

"(Title: To the Moon) Art thou pale for weariness Of climbing heaven, and gazing on the earth, Wandering companionless Among the stars that have a different birth,- And ever-changing, like a joyless eye That finds no object worth its constancy?" - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"I was surprised at the silence and the absence of movement which our departure caused among the spectators, and believed them to be astonished and perhaps awed at the strange spectacle; they might well have reassured themselves. I was still gazing when M. Rozier cried to me - "You are doing nothing, and the balloon is scarcely rising a fathom."" - Francois Laurent d'Arlandes

"There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. But they are gazing in the wrong direction. The revolution is behind them. It went by in the Night of Depression, singing songs to freedom." - Garet Garrett

"It made her think of Laika, the dog. The man-made satellite streaking soundlessly across the blackness of outer space. The dark, lustrous eyes of the dog gazing out of the tiny window. In the infinite loneliness of space, what could Laika possibly be looking at?" - Haruki Murakami

"Dogbert gazing at night sky No matter how bad the day is, the stars are always there. Dilbert Actually, many of them burned out years ago, but their light is just now reaching earth. DogbertThank you for shattering my comfortable misconception. DilbertIt's the miracle of science." - Scott Adams

"And I too, felt ready to start life all over again. It was as if that great rush of anger had washed me clean, emptied me of hope, and, gazing up at the dark sky spangled with its signs and stars, for the first time, the first, I laid my heart open to the benign indifference of the universe." - Albert Camus

"Just by gazing upon her face... No matter how weary you are, you will feel happy, deep inside your heart, you will feel a warmth This is a "piece of joy" This is all the happiness you need. Normally, we call this "love"..." - Yoshiki Nakamura

"People who walk across dark bridges, past saints, with dim, small lights. Clouds which move across gray skies past churches with towers darkened in the dusk. One who leans against granite railing gazing into the evening waters, His hands resting on old stones." - Franz Kafka

"The Bible is to us what the star was to the wise men; but if we spend all our time in gazing upon it, observing its motions, and admiring its splendor, without being led to Christ by it, the use of it will be lost on us." - Thomas Adams

"His vocation was orderliness, which is the basis of creation. Accordingly, when a letter came, he would turn it over in his hands for a long time, gazing at it meditatively; then he would put it away in a file without opening it, because everything had its own time." - Salvatore Satta

"It was on one of those glowing Autumn afternoons that Pan Andrei Kmita sat sipping his after-dinner mead in the cool shade of a summerhouse, gazing fondly through the crisscross bars of the leafy arbor at his wife who strolled long the clean-swept orchard avenue before him." - Henryk Sienkiewicz

"Up in the heights of the evening skies I see my City of Cities float In sunset's golden and crimson dyes: I look and a great joy clutches my throat! Plateau of roofs by canyons crossed: windows by thousands fire-furled - O gazing, how the heart is lost in the Deepest City in the World." - James Oppenheim

"To swear, to game, to drink, to show at home By lewdness, idleness, and Sabbath-breach, The great proficiency he made abroad, T' astonish and to grieve his gazing friends, To break some maiden's and his mother's heart, To be a pest where he was useful once. Are his sole aim, and all his glory now." - William Cowper

"Where may the wearied eye repose, When gazing on the Great; Where neither guilty glory glows, Nor despicable state? Yes - one the first, the last, the best, The Cincinnatus of the West Whom envy dared not hate, Bequeathed the name of Washington To make man blush; there was but one." - Lord Byron

"Whoe'er has gone thro' London street, Has seen a butcher gazing at his meat, And how he keeps Gloating upon a sheep's Or bullock's personals, as if his own; How he admires his halves And quarters - and his calves, As if in truth upon his own legs grown." - Thomas Hood

"Never allow anything to divert you from your insight into Jesus Christ. It is the true test of whether you are spiritual or not. To be unspiritual means that other things have a growing fascination for you. Since mine eyes have looked on Jesus, I"ve lost sight of all beside, So enchained my spirit's vision, Gazing on the Crucified." - Oswald Chambers

"[Dona Maria] saw that the people of this world moved about in an armor of egotism, drunk with self-gazing, athirst for compliments, hearing little of what was said to them, unmoved by the accidents that befell their closest friends, in dread of all appeals that might interrupt their long communion with their own desires." - Thornton Wilder

"Never allow anything to divert you from your insight into Jesus Christ. It is the true test of whether you are spiritual or not. To be unspiritual means that other things have a growing fascination for you. Since mine eyes have looked on Jesus, I've lost sight of all beside, So enchained my spirit's vision, Gazing on the Crucified." - Oswald Chambers

"Constantly practice the habit of inwardly gazing upon God. You know that something inside your heart sees God. Even when you are compelled to withdraw your conscious attention in order to engage in earthly affairs, there is within you a secret communion always going on." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"And barely ten minutes later the soft sound of wingbeats came to their ears, and Balthamos stood up eagerly. The next moment, the two angels were embracing, and Will, gazing into the flames, saw their mutual affection. More than affection: they loved each other with a passion." - Philip Pullman

"The mother condemned for a witch and burnt with dry wood, and her children gazing on; The hounded slave that flags in the race and leans by the fence, blowing and covered with sweat, The twinges that sting like needles his legs and neck, The murderous buckshot and the bullets, All these I feel or am." - Walt Whitman

"Religion, according to Alfred North Whitehead, is a phenomenon that begins in wonder and ends in wonder. Feelings of awe, reverence, and gratitude are primary, and these can never be learned from books. We gain them from sitting high on a cliff side, gazing at the sea, lost in reverie and listening to the laughter of children." - Gary A. Kowalski

"Lo! while we are gazing, in swifter haste Stream down the snows, till the air is white, As, myriads by myriads madly chased, They fling themselves from their shadowy height. The fair, frail creatures of middle sky, What speed they make, with their grave so nigh; Flake after flake, To lie in the dark and silent lake!" - William C Bryant

"Diaries tell their little tales with a directness, a candor, conscious or unconscious, a closeness of outlook, which gratifies our sense of security. Reading them is like gazing through a small clear pane of glass. We may not see far and wide, but we see very distinctly that which comes within our field of vision." - Agnes Repplier



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