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"Sometimes I think I was making music through the wrong end of a magnifying glass." - John Coltrane

"Failure is life's magnifying glass." - Simon May

"The splinter in your eye is the best magnifying-glass." - Theodor Adorno

"Somebody put a drop under a magnifying-glass and it was all semicolons and parentheses." - George Eliot

"I learned that danger is relative, and the inexperience can be a magnifying glass." - Charles Lindbergh

"The splinter in your eye is the best magnifying-glass available." - Theodor Adorno

"Often I'd take out my magnifying glass and stare into the chaos that was her face." - David Sedaris

"The analysis of concepts is for the understanding nothing more than what the magnifying glass is for sight" - Moses Mendelssohn

"Instead of getting an iPad, I now use my iPhone with a giant magnifying glass attached to my face." - Tony Hsieh

"Temptation is God's magnifying glass; it shows us how much work he has left to do in our lives." - Erwin W. Lutzer

"The analysis of concepts is for the understanding nothing more than what the magnifying glass is for sight." - Moses Mendelssohn

"Stained glass, engraved glass, frosted glass; give me plain glass." - John Fowles

"It's only when you look at an ant through a magnifying glass on a sunny day that you realize how often they burst into flames." - Harry Hill

"When I was little, I would burn ants with a magnifying glass. But now that I'm older, I'm more of a cat guy." - Anthony Jeselnik

"Maybe I'm an open book, or maybe love is like a magnifying glass straight into the souls of those who own your heart." - Mia Sheridan

"Drama is drama, and it's really... if it's something small, you put a magnifying glass up to it; if it's something big, you use a wide lens." - Gore Verbinski

"Life is shining a light through a magnifying glass on me, looking for me to stumble. I think that's my biggest fear." - Lily Cole

"A poor self-image is the magnifying glass that can transform a trivial mistake or an imperfection into an overwhelming symbol of personal defeat." - David D Burns

"Lies are ants, the truth is the sun, and questions are a magnifying glass waiting to be picked up by the curious." - Craig Stone

"I want to get a vending machine, with fun sized candy bars, and the glass in front is a magnifying glass. You'll be mad, but it will be too late." - Mitch Hedberg

"The difference between film and theater is that in film, an actor is sort of under a magnifying glass and everything that they do, just the smallest movement, is very detectible." - Olivia Thirlby

"One who hates is a man holding a magnifying-glass, and when he hates someone, he knows precisely that person's surface, from the soles of his feet all the way up to each hair on the hated head" - Hermann Broch

"Flowers construct the most charming geometries: circles like the sun, ovals, cones, curlicues and a variety of triangular eccentricities, which when viewed with the eye of a magnifying glass seem a Lilliputian frieze of psychedelic silhouettes." - Duane Michals

"When we set goals, we are in command. Clearly understood goals bring our lives into focus just as a magnifying glass focuses a beam of light into a burning point. Without goals our efforts may be scattered and unproductive" - Ezra Taft Benson

"My passions, concentrated on a single point, resemble the rays of a sun assembled by a magnifying glass: they immediately set fire to whatever object they find in their way." - Marquis De Sade

"Just because we say networks are important doesn't mean that networks explain everything. We're just adding additional information. Networks don't work like a match - they work like a magnifying glass." - Nicholas A Christakis

"One who hates is a man holding a magnifying-glass, and when he hates someone, he knows precisely that person's surface, from the soles of his feet all the way up to each hair on the hated head." - Hermann Broch

"I watched TV religiously when I was a kid, but nowadays - with the Internet - there's so many people writing about TV on the Internet, that everything's sort of under a magnifying glass." - Oscar Nunez

"It's harder to make the glass than break the glass." - RZA

"Tear to a glass eye. Tear to a glass eye." - Triple H

"My nipples could cut glass." - Chris Pine

"Did you see more glass?" - J D Salinger

"Her glass wings are gone." - Margaret Atwood

"I'm not glass-half-full, glass-half-empty; I'm like, "There's a glass?"" - Damon Lindelof

"The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man's own eyes when they look upon his own person." - Alexander Pope

"The country's 24 hour political pundit perpetual panic conflictinator did not cause our problems but its existence makes solving them that much harder. The press can hold its magnifying up to our problems bringing them into focus, illuminating issues heretofore unseen or they can use that magnifying glass to light ants on fire and then perhaps host a week of shows on the sudden, unexpected dangerous flaming ant epidemic. If we amplify everything we hear nothing." - Jon Stewart

"Presently he rose and approached the case before which she stood. Its glass shelves were crowded with small broken objects - hardly recognizable domestic utensils, ornaments and personal trifles - made of glass, of clay, of discoloured bronze and other time-blurred substances. 'It seems cruel,' she said, 'that after a while nothing matters . . . any more than these little things, that used to be necessary and important to forgotten people, and now have to be guessed at under a magnifying glass and labeled: "Use unknown".'" - Edith Wharton

"Invite the Sacred to participate in your joy in little things, as well as in your agony over the great ones. There are as many miracles to be seen through a microscope as through a telescope. Start with little things seen through the magnifying glass of wonder, and just as a magnifying glass can focus the sunlight into a burning beam that can set a leaf aflame, so can your focused wonder set you ablaze with insight. Find the light in each other and just fan it." - Alice O. Howell

"I want you to think back to when you were a kid. Remember the day you learned you could burn ants with a magnifying glass? Oh, what a great day that was! You got to be God. You decided who lived, who died. I must've burned ants for an hour, just laughing. Then I saw one on my arm. Let me tell you something, when you burn yourself with a magnifying glass, you're on your own. You can't even tell your mom, because she gives that face, Oh, he is that stupid." - Bill Engvall

"Don't bother. The glass is half-empty." - Norman Vincent Peale

"Like chaos in a glass cage." - Melissa Marr

"Sincerity is glass, discretion is diamond." - Andre Maurois

"I'm in a glass case of emotion" - Will Ferrell

"With a sweet kiss, off the glass..." - Bill Raftery

"Stained glass enabled the modern world." - Kiki Smith

"A sledgehammer breaks glass but forges steel." - Leon Trotsky

"My heart is glass, daily shattered." - Jaesse Tyler

"ARE THERE GLASS SHARDS IN MY ANUS?" - Dane Cook

"Look! A see-through wall of glass!" - Ze Frank

"Hullo... the wall is a looking-glass!" - Gaston Leroux

"Meditation is the soul's perspective glass." - Owen Feltham

"Nothing is more humbling than to look with a strong magnifying glass at an insect so tiny that the naked eye sees only the barest speck and to discover that nevertheless it is sculpted and articulated and striped with the same care and imagination..." - Rudolf Arnheim

"Here are poems from a new generation of writers who honor the magnetic fields of the real; who feel and think with full and open-eyed passion; who focus heat as the magnifying glass focuses sun: until the paper catches. Read them." - Jane Hirshfield

"In play, the child is always behaving beyond his age, above his usual everyday behaviour; in play he is, as it were, a head above himself. Play contains in a concentrated form, as in the focus of a magnifying glass, all developmental tendencies; it is as if the child tries to jump above his usual level." - Lev S. Vygotsky

"The Magicians brilliantly explores the hidden underbelly of fantasy and easy magic, taking what's simple on the surface and turning it over to show us the complicated writhing mess beneath. It's like seeing the worlds of Narnia and Harry Potter through a 3-D magnifying glass." - Naomi Novik

"Love has a way of showing you to yourself, whether through satisfaction or humiliation. It hovers over you like a magnifying glass you cannot escape, intensifying the slightest feelings of either delight or shame. No other experience makes so obvious the realities of both heaven and hell." - Marianne Williamson

"The Magicians brilliantly explores the hidden underbelly of fantasy and easy magic, taking what's simple on the surface and turning it over to show us the complicated writhing mess beneath. It's like seeing the worlds of Narnia and Harry Potter through a 3-D magnifying glass." - Naomi Novik

"A good deal of editing a manuscript looks like mechanical work, as if anyone with time on their hands and a magnifying glass could do it. But at a certain point, you need a strong interpretive conviction and, as you say, an "intangible" relationship to what you are doing." - Oliver Harris

"The only line that's wrong in Shakespeare is 'holding a mirror up to nature.' You hold a magnifying glass up to nature. As an actor you just enlarge it enough so that your audience can identify with the situation. If it were a mirror, we would have no art." - Montgomery Clift

"I don't believe in pets. I like animals to be wild and free. But I can sit and watch an ant run up and down the floor for hours. I use a magnifying glass to look at the beautiful shape of the thing." - John Lydon

"I don't know how to have a normal relationship because I try to act normal and love from a normal place and live a normal life, but there is sort of an abnormal magnifying glass, like telescope lens, on everything that happens." - Taylor Swift

"A ship's engine far away on the water expands the summer-night horizon. Both joy and sorrow swell in the dew's magnifying glass. Without really knowing, we divine; our life has a sister ship, following quietly another route. While the sun blazes behind the islands." - Tomas Transtromer

"Cities degrade us by magnifying trifles." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The eyes of childhood are magnifying lenses." - Edward Teller

"We sing inspirational songs, songs of praise and worship, and about how good and how big God is. We are magnifying the Lord." - Fred Hammond

"My glass is not large, but I drink from my glass." - Alfred De Musset

"To say he has a glass chin is an insult to glass." - Larry Merchant

"Some people think of the glass as half full. Some people think of the glass as half empty. I think of the glass as too big." - George Carlin

"In public, I hardly ever show feelings. That's what happens when everything you do is put under a magnifying glass. But if you've spent some time hiding behind your public mask, and you're back in your own environment, then all that suppressed emotions still has to be set loose. As a result you are going to behave like a nutcase. I think thats why so many people who are famous go nuts." - Robert Pattinson

"Listen. I may not be much, but I'm all I've got. Maybe you need a magnifying glass to find my face in my high school graduation photo. Maybe I haven't got any family or friends. Yes, yes, I know all that. But, strange as it might seem, I'm not entirely dissatisfied with life... I feel pretty much at home with what I am. I don't want to go anywhere. I don't want any unicorns behind fences." - Haruki Murakami

"When it comes to such open-heart reflection, I'm a firm believer in the observer effect, which states that anything you try to observe is automatically changed by the mere fact that you're looking at it. The way I see it, if you try to study your emotions on a microscopic level, the best you can do is understand how it feels to hold the magnifying glass." - Neal Shusterman

"Albert and I would spend hours and hours looking at them. Cleo had this big magnifying glass on his desk, and we'd find centipedes and grasshoppers and beetles and potato bugs, ants . . . and put them in a jar and look at them. They have the sweetest little faces and the cutest expressions. After we'd looked at them all we wanted to, we'd put them in the yard and let them go on about their business." - Fannie Flagg

"Now individual consciousness, as typified in human beings, has great advantages and great disadvantages. Individuality means a narrowing, and narrowness can be useful. It is good for close-up work. We have invented the magnifying glass and the microscope to narrow our vision, because narrowness makes for precision. But narrowness also makes for a failure of purpose, for exhaustion of the will; for purpose depends upon a broad vision, a clear sight of one's objective." - Colin Wilson

"As I looked more carefully at the listening matrix I saw that during the past twenty years we had taken a magnifying glass to the first of these four quadrants, the female experience of powerlessness. I saw I was subconsciously making a false assumption: The more deeply I understood women's experience of powerlessness, the more I assumed men had the power women did not have. In fact, what I was understanding was the female experience of male power." - Warren Farrell

"As a magnifying glass concentrates the rays of the sun into a little burning knot of heat that can set fire to a dry leaf or a piece of paper, so the mystery of Christ in the Gospel concentrates the rays of God's light and fire to a point that sets fire to the spirit of man. ... Through the glass of His Incarnation He concentrates the rays of His Divine Truth and Love upon us so that we feel the burn, and all mystical experience is communicated to men through the Man Christ." - Thomas Merton

"Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I find at moments I'm as fragile as glass." - Anne Rice

"I see the glass half full...but of poison." - Woody Allen

"Behind their dark glass, the mad own nothing." - Penelope Fitzgerald

"Broken glass. It's just like glitter, isn't it?" - Pete Doherty

"A hammer shatters glass but it also forges steel." - Confucius

"Pardon me for finding the glass half full." - Rupert Giles

"Desire outweighs footwork when it comes to crashing the glass" - Bill Self

"Fate is gonna find you in your glass of champagne." - Jeff Buckley

"People who live in glass houses should take out insurance." - Anonymous

"I wanted to throw my glass at the TV." - Mickey Mantle

"Glass breaks so easily. No matter how careful you are." - Tennessee Williams

"My glass of wine and I are besties." - Mila Kunis

"The Glass Key is better than anything Hemingway ever wrote" - Rex Stout

"She neglects her heart who too closely studies her glass." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"More fun than a frog in a glass of milk." - Bob Weir

"You're ten pints of crazy in a one-pint glass." - Scott Lynch

"I have vague memories, like impressions on glass plates ..." - Patti Smith

"One must be businesslike, although the glass is falling." - Vita Sackville-West

"You can't hide broccoli in your glass of milk." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"Shakespeare's stage must hold the glass to every age." - Francis Turner Palgrave

"For now we see through a glass, darkly." - Bible

"The glass of fashion and the mould of form" - William Shakespeare

"Books are the glass of council to dress ourselves by." - Bulstrode Whitlock

"People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones." - Proverbs

"And what is Life? - An hour-glass on the run," - John Clare

"We are all asleep in the glass coffin." - Manfred Kyber

"Ozzie Smith is out there roaming around like glass." - Jerry Coleman

"All things that pass Are wisdom's looking-glass." - Christina Rossetti

"Tis visible silence, still as the hour-glass." - Dante Gabriel Rossetti

"Visual presentation of our heritage in glass is needed." - James Lafferty

"The wisdom's in the trees not the glass windows." - Jack Johnson

"I feel like 'Alice Through the Looking Glass.'" - Jeannette Walls

"Once you drink one glass, you want another." - John Forsythe

"I thought that ending Glass-Steagall was a mistake." - John Gutfreund

"Moshing and broken glass just don't go together." - Billie Joe Armstrong

"I like to look at the glass half full." - Abdallah Ii Of Jordan

"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian." - Paul Mccartney

"I like to look at the glass half full." - Abdallah II

"The Glass Key is better than anything Hemingway ever wrote." - Rex Stout

"They don't know they're living in a glass house." - Douglas Wilson

"Genesee beer. The great outdoors in a glass." - Curt Gowdy

"Cross my wooden leg, swear on my glass eye." - Tom Waits

"but their eyes were as cold blue glass buttons." - Ayn Rand

"I'm very much a glass-half-full person." - Brian Odriscoll

"If Zen has any preference it is for glass that is plain, has no color, and is "just glass."" - Thomas Merton

"If you are glass half empty type of person, maybe you just have' been holding the right glass" - Richard Branson

"Glass half empty, glass half full. Well, either way you won't be going thirsty, count your blessings not your flaws..." - Lauren Aquilina

"There will be Apple Glass, and Google Glass, and RIM Glass. These companies are all working on glass. I think everyone is going to be making glass. I think we're also going to have a glass war instead of a smartphone war." - Steve Mann

"Magnifying a matter is not the way to mend it." - Ivy Compton-Burnett

"If you've never met a student from the University of Chicago, I'll describe him to you. If you give him a glass of water, he says, 'This is a glass of water. But is it a glass of water? And if it is a glass of water, why is it a glass of water?' And eventually he dies of thirst." - Shelley Berman

"If you've never met a student from the University of Chicago, I'll describe him to you. If you give him a glass of water, he says, This is a glass of water. But is it a glass of water? And if it is a glass of water, why is it a glass of water? And eventually he dies of thirst." - Shelley Berman

"The one thing about kids is that you never really know exactly what they're thinking or how they're seeing. After writing about kids, which is a little bit like putting the experience under a magnifying glass, you realize you have no idea how you thought as a kid. I've come to the conclusion that most of the things that we remember about our childhood are lies. We all have memories that stand out from when we were kids, but they're really just snapshots. You can't remember how you reacted because your whole head is different when you stand aside." - Stephen King

"I see in the FBI 302, which was put out on Memorial Day weekend in print about this big where you needed to use a magnifying glass to read it, but I read it twice, I saw something that really concerned me.It said Hillary Clinton can't remember her exit interview from the CIA because she had no memory for a period of time after she had a concussion. She was secretary of state when she had no memory. Now there's something really seriously wrong with it." - Rudy Giuliani

"I hate how many people think "glass half-empty" when their glass is really four-fifths full. I'm grateful when I have one drop in the glass because I know exactly what to do with it." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"I'm a positive thinker and actor. I look at a glass; a negative person sees the glass and says: too bad it's half empty... I look at the same glass and say: Hallelujah!! It's half full!!!" - Maya Angelou

"What I envisioned back in the 1970s was this thing you would wear as 'glass' over your right eye, and you could see the world though that glass. The glass then reconfigures the things you see." - Steve Mann

"The will to be totally rational is the will to be made out of glass and steel: and to use others as if they were glass and steel." - Marge Piercy

"Sunshine of late afternoon- On the glass tray a glass pitcher, the tumbler turned down, by which a key is lying-And the immaculate white bed" - William Carlos Williams

"The true faith discovered was When painted panel, statuary, Glass-mosaic, window-glass, Amended what was told awry By some peasant gospeler." - William Butler Yeats

"A glass of absinthe is as poetical as anything in the world. What difference is there between a glass of absinthe and a sunset?" - Oscar Wilde

"You're the type who thinks of the glass as being half full, instead of half empty. "No," she said, "I'm just grateful for the glass." - Richard Paul Evans

"It doesn't matter if the glass is half empty or half full. Be grateful you have a glass - your the only person that can decide what's in it." - Gurbaksh Chahal

"Perhaps life is like an hour glass, with dear ones the sand that slips from the upper glass-the earth-into the second-eternity." - Margaret George

"You shouldn't throw stones if you live in a glass house and if you got a glass jaw, you should watch yo mouth: cause I'll break yo face." - Curtis Jackson

"For all things turn to barenness In the dim glass the demons hold The glass of outer weariness Made when God slept in times of old" - Loreena McKennitt

"A singer can shatter glass with the proper high note," he said, "but the simplest way to break glass is simply to drop it on the floor." - Anne Rice

"There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass! Who's been pinching my beer?" - Terry Pratchett

"Some people look at a glass and see it as half-full. Others look at a glass and call it a dragon." - Jon Stewart

"The true faith discovered was When painted panel, statuary. Glass-mosaic, window-glass, Amended what was told awry By some peasant gospeller." - William Butler Yeats

"There are, it has been said, two types of people in the world. There are those who, when presented with a glass that is exactly half full, say: this glass is half full. And then there are those who say: this glass is half empty. The world belongs, however, to those who can look at the glass and say: What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!" - Terry Pratchett

"Some people see the glass half full. Others see it half empty. I see a glass that's twice as big as it needs to be." - George Carlin

"The alchemist of the West has turned stone into glass But my alchemy has transmuted glass into flint Pharaohs of today have stalked me in vain" - Muhammad Iqbal

"Go on, have a glass of wine with dinner. What is wine, anyway? Pure grapes. A glass of wine is much better for you than a Coke." - Jack Lalanne

"I've always been a glass-half-full as opposed to a glass-half-empty, and the day that changes is the day I should leave." - John Key



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