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"The observer is the observed." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Nothing is real unless it is observed" - John Gribbin

"I'm not interested in observed reality." - Howard Barker

"In 1956 we observed the electron antineutrino." - Frederick Reines

"Evolution has been observed. It's just that it hasn't been observed while it's happening." - Richard Dawkins

"It is the theory that decides what can be observed." - Albert Einstein

"In a Leopard the spotts are not observed." - George Herbert

"I observed that after marriage people cease to be curious." - Anton Chekhov

"It is theory that decides what can be observed." - Albert Einstein

"Excellently observed", answered Candide; "but let us cultivate our garden." - Voltaire

"You can't observe as much if you're observed by others." - Chevy Chase

"No matter how many times something has been observed, it cannot be believed until it has been observed again." - Halton Arp

"A theoretical system does not merely state facts which have been observed and that logically deducible relations to other facts which have also been observed." - Talcott Parsons

"The universe, he observed, makes rather an indifferent parent, I am afraid." - Charles Dickens

"I have not observed mens honesty to increase with their riches." - Thomas Jefferson

"Treaties are observed as long as they are in harmony with interests." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"...separation of the observer from the phenomenon to be observed is no longer possible." - Werner Heisenberg

"The sky sinks in the morning, this fact has been insufficiently observed." - Samuel Beckett

"Liesel observed the strangeness of her foster father's eyes. They were made of kindness, and silver." - Markus Zusak

"Beautifully-acted and precisely observed, ILO ILO is an amazing debut, full of heart and intelligence." - Ang Lee

"I've often observed that women can be the weakest link in women's rights." - Jean Sasson

"You're in an awfully good mood," he observed. "Was there a sale at Khakis-R-Us?" - Richelle Mead

"The proper form of economy must be observed in building houses for each and every class." - Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

"Good films demand to be looked at several times in order to be observed completely." - Jonathan Lethem

"Where conscious subjectivity is concerned, there is no distinction between the observation and the thing observed" - John Searle

"I think any big success is paralyzing. I have observed it in others." - Mary Harron

"I wouldn't call that an instrument of music," Ragnor observed sourly. "An instrument of torture, perhaps." - Cassandra Clare

"I have not observed men's honesty to increase with their riches." - Thomas Jefferson

"Let us remember that justice must be observed even to the lowest." - Cicero

"Everything in life that's any fun, as somebody wisely observed, is either immoral, illegal or fattening." - P G Wodehouse

"Being a hero, the man had observed, is largely a matter of knowing one's cues." - Lev Grossman

"Few things are as stimulating as other people's calamities observed from a safe distance." - George Will

"Only mundanes say they're sorry when what they mean is "I share your grief,"' Jace observed." - Cassandra Clare

"Not many girls would have used their wits the way you did," the officer observed." - Carolyn Keene

"A priority is observed, not manufactured or assigned. Otherwise, it's necessarily not a priority." - Merlin Mann

"The torture of being the unseen object, and the constantly observed subject." - Amiri Baraka

"Propriety is the least of all laws, and the most observed." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Your world is very small. Your world is bundle of your experiences. Have you observed this?" - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"... if it were the fashion to go naked, the face would be hardly observed." - Mary Wortley Montagu

"It must be observed that our revenues are raised almost wholly on imported goods." - Thomas Jefferson

"Let us remember that justice must be observed even to the lowest." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"A discipline I have observed is an attitude of love and reverence to people..." - Bessie Head

"Leadership is one of the most observed and least understood phenomena on earth." - James Macgregor Burns

"I will not look at another's bowl intent on finding fault: a training to be observed." - Gautama Buddha

"Old age is somewhat like dieting. Every day there is less of us to be observed." - Doris Grumbach

"Observed duties maintain our credit; but secret duties maintain our life." - John Flavel

"My house seems remarkably full of people," he observed. "Is it possible we were expected." - Georgette Heyer

"Everyone has a watched life. Everyone is both the observer and the observed." - Akiane Kramarik

"the merchant had observed that the marginal utility of daughters decreases with surprising rapidity." - Joan Robinson

"I've observed that there are more lines formed than things worth waiting for." - Robert Brault

"All his usual formalites of perfidy were observed with scrupulous technique." - Winston Churchill

"He alone is an acute observer, who can observe minutely without being observed." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"Being a hero, the man had observed, is largely a matter of knowing one's cues." - Lev Grossman

"Happiness, it has been observed, is best achieved by those who have been most unhappy heretofore." - Millard Kaufman

"A tendancy to melancholy...let it be observed, is a misfortune, not a fault." - Abraham Lincoln

"Television probably has become the most evocative, widely observed signpost we have." - Robert Adams

"I have observed that money left without special guidance is sometimes used well and sometimes not." - David Packard

"Everything in life that's any fun, as somebody wisely observed, is either immoral, illegal or fattening." - P G Wodehouse

"If a writer stops observing he is finished. Experience is communicated by small details intimately observed." - Ernest Hemingway

"The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature." - Margot Asquith

"It was only about sixty years ago that the expansion of the universe was first observed." - Michael Behe

"The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution." - Paul Cezanne

"The universe as we know it is a joint product of the observer and the observed." - Pierre Teilhard De Chardi

"It is not observed in history that families improve with time." - George William Curtis

"A discipline I have observed is an attitude of love and reverence to people." - Bessie Head

"What I observed about my fellow actors was that most gave up very easily." - Harrison Ford

"Order is never observed; it is disorder that attracts attention because it is awkward and intrusive." - Eliphas Levi

"The universe as we know it is a joint product of the observer and the observed." - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"Where conscious subjectivity is concerned, there is no distinction between the observation and the thing observed." - John Searle

"No phenomenon is a real phenomenon until it is an observed phenomenon." - John Archibald Wheeler

"A state is better governed which has few laws, and those laws strictly observed." - Rene Descartes

"Life is precious. Life is sacred. And it ought so to be observed." - Gordon B Hinckley

"That's some catch, that Catch-22," he observed. It's the best there is," Doc Daneeka agreed." - Joseph Heller

"If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere." - Marilyn Monroe

"The hypotheses we accept ought to explain phenomena which we have observed. But they ought to do more than this: our hypotheses ought to foretell phenomena which have not yet been observed." - William Whewell

"In a restaurant one is both observed and unobserved. Joy and sorrow can be displayed and observed "unwittingly," the writer scowling naively and the diners wondering, What the hell is he doing?" - David Mamet

"What I've observed, and I think it's fair to give credit to the psychedelic experience for this, what I've observed is that nature builds on previously established levels of complexity." - Terence Mckenna

"Whenever a man undergoes a considerable change, in consequence of being observed by others, whenever he assumes another gait, another language, than what he had before he thought himself observed, be advised to guard yourself against him." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"If all our national holidays were observed on Wednesdays, we could wind up with nine-day weekends." - George Carlin

"When orders are consistently trustworthy and observed, the relationship of a commander with his troops is satisfactory." - Sun Tzu

"Something of a person's character may be observed by how they smile. Some never smile they only grin." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"A mere chronicle of observed events will produce only journalism; combined with a sensitive memory, it can produce art." - Hallie Burnett

"Even at eleven, he had observed that things turned out right a ridiculous amount of the time." - Stephen King

"What is true for you is what you have observed yourself. And when you lose that, you have lost everything." - L Ron Hubbard

"Even Nature is observed to have her playful moods or aspects, of which man sometimes seems to be the sport." - Henry David Thoreau

"The design of a temple depends on symmetry , the principles of which must be most carefully observed by the architect." - Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

"Like gluttony or drunkenness, hatred seems an agreeable vice when you practice it yourself, but disgusting when observed in others." - William Henry Irwin

"Observe, and in that observation there is neither the "observer" nor the "observed" - there is only observation taking place." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power." - Cicero

"As George Orwell wisely observed a generation later, the only way swiftly to end a war is to lose it." - Max Hastings

"I long ago observed that the real beauty of the sound comes from the generosity of the heart." - Marcel Moyse

"She obeys me, but only because she wants to. It's the only justification for obedience, Ged observed." - Ursula K Le Guin

"She looks like a china doll, observed Grandfather as we departed. I will break just as easily, I muttered." - Laurie Halse Anderson

"It's funny, because when you work on a set, everyone is watching you. You are being observed by everyone." - Emily Blunt

"Log Log Log (x) goes off to infinity with x, but has never been observed to do so." - Carl Pomerance

"Dogs are happy with few things because they have already observed man who is unhappy with many things!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"First-order cybernetics is the science of observed systems; Second-order cybernetics is the science of observing systems." - Heinz von Foerster

"Science adjusts its views based on what's observed Faith is the denial of observation so that belief can be preserved." - Tim Minchin

"I have always observed that to succeed in the world a person must seem simple, yet wise." - Charles De Montesquieu

"But owned that smile, if oft observed and near, Waned in its mirth, and wither'd to a sneer." - Lord Byron

"If I had a dog that was sick as often as you are, I'd put it down," he observed kindly." - Robin Hobb

"Is there a polity better ordered, the offices better distributed, and more inviolably observed and maintained, than that of bees?" - Michel De Montaigne

"I have never observed other effects of whipping than to render boys more cowardly, or more willfully obstinate." - Michel De Montaigne

"It isn't so much that hard times are coming; the change observed is mostly soft times going." - Groucho Marx

"The theory, hypothesis, framework, or background knowledge held by an investigator can strongly influence what is observed." - Norwood Russell Hanson

"Empathy in broadest sense refers to the reactions of one individual to the observed experiences of another" - Mark H. A. Davis

"Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5 September is observed as Teachers' Day." - Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

"It is observed by Cicero, that men of the greatest and most shining parts are most actuated by ambition." - Joseph Addison

"As many have observed, it is easy to tell a lie, but it is almost impossible to tell only one." - Harriet Lerner

"the less one does, as I long ago observed, the less one can find time to do." - Jane Welsh Carlyle

"Have you not observed that faith is generally strongest in those whose character may be called the weakest?" - Madame De Stael

"A traveler who looks at things with an impartial eye may see what the oldest inhabitant has not observed." - Henry David Thoreau

"Nothing in Scientology is true for you unless you have observed it and it is true according to your observation" - L Ron Hubbard

"The Bible nowhere states that people before the law observed the Sabbath as a day of rest or worship." - David K. Bernard

"When I write after dark", observed Cyril Connolly, "the shades of evening scatter their purple through my prose" - Anne Fadiman

"Miles clutched Quinn's elbow. "Don't Panic." "I'm not panicking," Quinn observed, "I'm watching you panic. It's more entertaining ." - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

"The results of the divorce between truth and human beings can be most graphically observed in politics." - Tom Stoppard

"What physics looks for: The simplest possible system of thought which will bind together the observed facts." - Albert Einstein

"The thing is I never want to be an observer, it's only in retrospect that I wish I had observed." - Mary Tyler Moore

"I had observed people whose identity crises around race seemed analogous to other people's identity crises around gender." - Jess Row

"She obeys me, but only because she wants to. It's the only justification for obedience, Ged observed." - Ursula K Le Guin

"The design of a temple depends on symmetry, the principles of which must be most carefully observed by the architect." - Vitruvius

"Across the board, almost every with-it church I've observed is virtually obsessed with reaching those who don't know Christ." - Craig Groeschel

"I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should appear like a fool but be wise." - Charles De Montesquieu

"Something of a person's character may be observed by how they smile. Some never smile they only grin." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"Someone observed darkly that it is always two A.M. when one is in the 'dark night of the soul." - Robert A. Johnson

"I have never observed that the religious are more eager to die than the rest of us poor mortals." - H. Rider Haggard

"Another person's life, observed from the outside, always has a shape and definition that one's own life lacks." - Pat Barker

"But people themselves alter so much, that there is something new to be observed in them for ever." - Jane Austen

"Aristocrats might shrug, but commoners, dreading any collapse of the social order, wanted the rules of behavior to be observed." - Robert Silverberg

"In a republic this rule ought to be observed: that the majority should not have the predominant power." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Running is the one part of my life in which I fundamentally feel like the observer instead of the observed." - Chelsea Clinton

"Some facts should be suppressed, or, at least, a just sense of proportion should be observed in treating them." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"It is to be observed that 'angling' is the name given to fishing by people who can't fish." - Stephen Leacock

"I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool, but be wise." - Baron de Montesquieu

"I have often observed that extremely violent noise and activity go with good-fellowship and heightened spirits." - Patrick O'Brian

"Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most strictly observed." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"The custom of the Church has very great authority and ought to be jealously observed in all things." - Thomas Aquinas

"While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality... true art lies in a reality that is felt." - Odilon Redon

"I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should appear like a fool but be wise." - Charles De Secondat

"Women are always most observed when they seem themselves least to observe, or to lay out for observation." - Samuel Richardson

"Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most strictly observed." - Francois De La Rochefouca

"It is time that scientists and other public intellectuals observed that the contest between faith and reason is zero-sum." - Sam Harris

"I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool, but be wise." - Charles De Montesquieu

"When we focus on clarifying what is being observed, felt, and needed rather than on diagnosing and judging, we discover the depth of our own compassion." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"I have observed that baseball is not unlike war, and when you get right down to it, we batters are the heavy artillery." - Ty Cobb

"Whether or not you can observe a thing depends upon the theory you use. It is the theory which decides what can be observed." - Albert Einstein

"The subject should be observed more for shape and color than for drawing... precise drawing is dry and hampers the impression of the whole, it destroys all sensations." - Camille Pissarro

"...in the habit of watching every bit of human life I can see about my windows, but I do it so that I am not observed at it." - John French Sloan

"One characteristic that I have observed about the timing of all good traders is that they never try to squeeze out the last point in a stock." - Venita VanCaspel



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