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Blindness quotes by Terrence W. Deacon
#1. To navigate in a world without value is to be without rudder or destination, and yet without science, we navigate blind. To many, apparently, blindness is preferable. #Quote by Terrence W. Deacon
Blindness quotes by Chris Hedges
#2. The rebel, dismissed as impractical and zealous, is chronically misunderstood. Those cursed with timidity, fear, or blindness and those who are slaves to opportunism call for moderation and patience. They distort the language of religion, spirituality, compromise, generosity, and compassion to justify cooperation with systems of power that are bent on our destruction. The rebel is deaf to these critiques. The rebel hears only his or her inner voice, which demands steadfast defiance. Self-promotion, positions of influence, the adulation of the public, and the awards and prominent positions that come with bowing before authority mean nothing to the rebel, who understands that virtue is not rewarded. The rebel expects nothing and gets nothing. But for the rebel, to refuse to struggle, to refuse to rebel, is to commit spiritual and moral suicide. #Quote by Chris Hedges
Blindness quotes by George Berkeley
#3. All that stock of arguments [the skeptics] produce to depreciate our faculties, and make mankind appear ignorant and low, are drawn principally from this head, to wit, that we are under an invincible blindness as to the true and real nature of things. #Quote by George Berkeley
Blindness quotes by Thomas Ligotti
#4. We are only chance visitants to this jungle of blind mutations. The natural world existed when we did not, and it will continue to exist long after we are gone. The supernatural crept into life only when the door of consciousness was opened in our heads. The moment we stepped through that door, we walked out on nature. Say what we will about it and deny it till we die
we are blighted by our knowing what is too much to know and too secret to tell one another if we are to stride along our streets, work at our jobs, and sleep in our beds. It is the knowledge of a race of beings that is only passing through this shoddy cosmos. #Quote by Thomas Ligotti
Blindness quotes by John Keats
#5. Ay, on the shores of darkness there is a light, and precipices show untrodden green; there is a budding morrow in midnight; there is triple sight in blindness keen. #Quote by John Keats
Blindness quotes by Alexander McCall Smith
#6. Love was a form of blindness that closed the eyes to the most glaring faults. #Quote by Alexander McCall Smith
Blindness quotes by Ruta Sepetys
#7. The soldier stared at Ingrid. His silence was elastic, slowly curling a rope around her neck. #Quote by Ruta Sepetys
Blindness quotes by Kelly Sue DeConnick
#8. I feel like I have a kind of mirror blindness where it's hard for me to characterize or analyze my own work. I suspect I'm not unique in this regard. #Quote by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Blindness quotes by Maya Angelou
#9. Take a month and show some kindness for the folks who thought that blindness was an illness that affected eyes alone. #Quote by Maya Angelou
Blindness quotes by Lily Velden
#10. My friends tell me I am strong, decisive, and wise. What a joke. Where is my strength tonight? Where is my wisdom? Ironically, they tell me I am 'so open'. Me, who has so many secrets that I have never shared. The irony would be funny if it wasn't so sad. Their blindness to my true self makes me feel invisible. Not in the way that a spirit or ghost is invisible, for I am most definitely flesh, blood, sinew, and bone. I even have a mind that works nimble and fast, and a mouth that speaks reasonably eloquently, when I feel I have something worthwhile to say. No, I'm invisible because the people who populate my life either do not, or cannot, see the real me. Of course, that is but another irony. I know much of my invisibility is of my own doing, and that is the last joke on myself: that which I seek is also that which I fear. #Quote by Lily Velden
Blindness quotes by Juvenal
#11. Some men make money not for the sake of living, but ache In the blindness of greed and live just for their fortune's sake. #Quote by Juvenal
Blindness quotes by Zygmunt Bauman
#12. Globalization is the last failed hope that, somewhere, there still exists a land where one can escape and find happiness. Or the last failed hope that, somewhere, there still exists a land different from yours in terms of being able to oppose the sense of meaninglessness, the loss of criteria and, ultimately, moral blindness and the loss of sensitivity. #Quote by Zygmunt Bauman
Blindness quotes by Daniel Kahneman
#13. We can be blind to the obvious, and we are also blind to our blindness. #Quote by Daniel Kahneman
Blindness quotes by Victor Hugo
#14. Having love means not losing the light.And what love!Love entirely pure.Blindness does not exist where there is certainty.The soul gropes for another soul-and finds it.And this soul found and tried and tested is a woman.A hand supports you,it is hers;lips brush your forehead,hers;you hear breathing right next to you,it is her breathing.To have all of her,from her devotion to her sympathy,never to be abandoned,to have that sweet frailty that succours you,to lean on such an unshakable reed,to touch Providence with your own hands and hold it in your arms. #Quote by Victor Hugo
Blindness quotes by Tomas Transtromer
#15. Sometimes my life opened its eyes in the dark. A feeling as if crowds drew through the streets in blindness and anxiety on the way towards a miracle, while I invisibly remain standing. #Quote by Tomas Transtromer
Blindness quotes by Ruth Ware
#16. But I'd seen this kind of willful blindness before, women who insisted their boyfriends weren't cheating in the face of all the evidence, people working for horrendous employers who'd persuaded themselves they were just following orders and doing what was necessary. There seemed to be no limit to the capacity of people to believe what they wanted to see... #Quote by Ruth Ware
Blindness quotes by Richard Rohr
#17. It is crucial that Jesus is led by the Spirit. There are two wildernesses, two darknesses in the spiritual journey. One you go into by your own stupidity, by your sin, blindness, ignorance and mistakes. We all do that. But there's another darkness. The holy darkness is the darkness that God leads us into, through and beyond. This is a necessary darkness for the journey. In a certain sense, God's darkness is a much better teacher than light. There comes a time when you have to either go deeper into faith or you will turn back, when you have to live without knowing or you lose faith altogether. So we have the Spirit leading Jesus into the wilderness, to face the essential darkness. #Quote by Richard Rohr
Blindness quotes by Emile Zola
#18. She would have cursed the Almighty had she been able to shout out a blasphemy. Providence had deceived her for over sixty years, by treating her as a gentle, good little girl, by amusing her with lying representations of tranquil joy. And she had remained a child, senselessly believing in a thousand silly things, and unable to see life as it really is, dragging along in the sanguinary filth of passions. Providence was bad; it should have told her the truth before, or have allowed her to continue in her innocence and blindness. Now, it only remained for her to die, denying love, denying friendship, denying devotedness. Nothing existed but murder and lust. #Quote by Emile Zola
Blindness quotes by Rajneesh
#19. Remain alert about your blindness, about your fear, about your ignorance, and just your alertness will dispel
the whole darkness of blindness, of fear, of ignorance. #Quote by Rajneesh
Blindness quotes by David Platt
#20. Good intentions, regular worship, Bible study, do not prevent blindness. Part of our sinful nature instinctively chooses to see what we want to see and to ignore what we want to ignore. #Quote by David Platt
Blindness quotes by Ann Voskamp
#21. Learning slowly to not be so reactionary while inserting verbal gratitude into stressful situations is almost like being healed of mental blindness. #Quote by Ann Voskamp
Blindness quotes by J. Frank Dobie
#22. Putting on the spectacles of science in expectation of finding an answer to everything looked at signifies inner blindness. #Quote by J. Frank Dobie
Blindness quotes by Joseph De Maistre
#23. How strange is the blindness of men in our age. They boast of their knowledge, and are ignorant of everything, since they are ignorant of themselves. They know not what they are, nor what they can do. An invincible pride bears them on continually to overthrow every thing which they have not made; and in order to work out new creations, they separate themselves from the source of all existence. #Quote by Joseph De Maistre
Blindness quotes by Israel Shamir
#24. The blindness of Winston Churchill turned him into a Zionist dupe and trapped him into triggering WWII, with its millions of victims. It is to be regretted that some right-wingers are following his path by supporting Zionism and pushing for WWIII. #Quote by Israel Shamir
Blindness quotes by Clark Carlton
#25. Where there is self-contained individuality, there can be no love, for love means the total gift of oneself to another. True being is love, and where there is no love, there is only the absurdity of death and non-being. That is why Lossky said, "between the Trinity and hell there lies no other choice." Those who, in their spiritual blindness, deny the doctrine of the Trinity, deny love itself, and thus deny the truth of their own being created in the image of this God of Triune Love. #Quote by Clark Carlton
Blindness quotes by Elmar Hussein
#26. Anti-feminism is not sexism. It does not defend the various types of physical, sexual and moral violence against women in the family and society. It does not claim to violate the natural rights of women, which is expressed in the constitution and the legal system as a whole. Instead, anti-feminism supports the innate biological differences among men and women, and as a final result it is directed against gender-blindness -- a unisex trend that artificially increases due to feminism in modern global civilization. To protect the natural rights of women, you don't need to be a feminist, you have to be a humanist who has devoted himself or herself to protecting all humans. #Quote by Elmar Hussein
Blindness quotes by Julian Of Norwich
#27. And I saw that truly nothing happens by accident or luck, but everything by God's wise providence. If it seems to be accident or luck from our point of view, our blindness and lack of foreknowledge is the cause; for matters that have been in God's foreseeing wisdom since before time began befall us suddenly, all unawares; and so in our blindness and ignorance we say that this is accident or luck, but to our Lord God it is not so. #Quote by Julian Of Norwich
Blindness quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#28. As utterly irrational as it might seem, the greed within me has the most limited vision I can possibly imagine as it has eyes only for the few things it doesn't have, and it is completely blind to all the many remarkable things that it does. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Blindness quotes by Charles Dickens
#29. Love, though said to be afflicted with blindness, is a vigilant watchman. #Quote by Charles Dickens
Blindness quotes by Madeleine Thien
#30. He'd been thinking about the quality of sunshine, that is, how daylight wipes away the stars and the planets, making them invisible to human eyes. If one needed the darkness in order to see the heavens, might daylight be a form of blindness? Could it be that sound was also a form of deafness? If so, what was silence? #Quote by Madeleine Thien
Blindness quotes by James Baldwin
#31. Well, I may or may not be bitter, but if I were I would have good reasons for it: chief among them that American blindness, or cowardice, which allows us to pretend that life presents no reasons for being bitter. #Quote by James Baldwin
Blindness quotes by Myrtle Reed
#32. I had thought, in my blindness, that the great things were the easiest to do, but now I see that drudgery is an inseparable part of everything worth while, and the more worth while it is, the more drudgery is involved. #Quote by Myrtle Reed
Blindness quotes by Marie Clements
#33. AUNT SHADIE:
I see you - and don't worry, you're not white.

ROSE:
I'm pretty sure I'm white. I'm English.

AUNT SHADIE:
White is blindness - it has nothing to do with the colour of your skin. #Quote by Marie Clements
Blindness quotes by John Locke
#34. For where is the man that has incontestable evidence of the truth of all that he holds, or of the falsehood of all he condemns; or can say that he has examined to the bottom all his own, or other men's opinions? The necessity of believing without knowledge, nay often upon very slight grounds, in this fleeting state of action and blindness we are in, should make us more busy and careful to inform ourselves than constrain others. #Quote by John Locke
Blindness quotes by William Wilberforce
#35. We are all guilty... [But the opportunity to make money] can draw a film across the eyes, so thick, that total blindness could do no more... A trade founded in iniquity must be abolished... let the consequences be what they will. #Quote by William Wilberforce
Blindness quotes by Arthur Hailey
#36. There I was, an 18-year-old mimic rooming with a blind whistler. #Quote by Arthur Hailey
Blindness quotes by Mervyn Peake
#37. Take him away. Prepare a feast. Forget nothing. My crown: the golden cutlery. The poison bottles; and the fumes; the wreaths of ivy and the bloody joints; the chains; the bowl of nettles; the spices; the baskets of fresh grass; the skulls and spines; the ribs and shoulder-blades. Forget nothing or, by the blindness of my sockets, I will have your hearts out. Take him away ... #Quote by Mervyn Peake
Blindness quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#38. Sunglasses are more useful to a blind man than freedom of speech is to a man who does not think for himself. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Blindness quotes by Ben Mitchell
#39. Love isn't blind ... It just involves a lot of looking the other way #Quote by Ben Mitchell
Blindness quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer
#40. I realized that your mother couldn't see the emptiness, she couldn't see anything ... All of the words I'd written to her over all of those years, had I never said anything to hear at all? #Quote by Jonathan Safran Foer
Blindness quotes by Archibald Alexander
#41. Now, my friend, I beg you to consider that this blindness and unyielding hardness is the very core of your iniquity, and to be convinced that you are thus blind and stupid is true conviction of sin. #Quote by Archibald Alexander
Blindness quotes by Louis O. Kelso
#42. The idea that full employment without property ownership will solve the world's problems is utter nonsense. The Keynesian concept that the function of capital is merely to amplify labor, not independently produce wealth is simply blindness. #Quote by Louis O. Kelso
Blindness quotes by Paulo Coelho
#43. There is none so blind as the one who does not want to see. #Quote by Paulo Coelho
Blindness quotes by Cilla Black
#44. Well it has been very exciting and very changing as well. Celebrating the 40th year and having the album out and the Channel 4 documentary and I resigned from Blind Date. #Quote by Cilla Black
Blindness quotes by Mrs. Patrick Campbell
#45. People we love must be loved as they are. It is a want both of wisdom and courage on our part - a sort of drug - this wilful blindness, to blame them, because they fail our vision of them ... #Quote by Mrs. Patrick Campbell
Blindness quotes by Daniel Kahneman
#46. The mystery is how a [theory] that is vulnerable to such obvious counterexamples survived for so long. I can explain it only by a weakness of the scholarly mind that I have often observed in myself. I call it theory-induced blindness: once you have accepted a theory and used it as a tool in your thinking, it is extraordinarily difficult to notice its flaws. If you come upon an observation that does not seem to fit the model, you assume that there must be a perfectly good explanation that you are somehow missing. You give the theory the benefit of the doubt, trusting the community of experts who have accepted it. Many scholars have surely thought at one time or another of stories such as [the above examples], and casually noted that these stories did not jibe with utility theory. But they did not pursue the idea to the point of saying, "This theory is seriously wrong because it ignores the fact that utility depends on the history of one's wealth, not only on present wealth." As the psychologist Daniel Gilbert observed, disbelieving is hard work, and System 2 is easily tired. #Quote by Daniel Kahneman
Blindness quotes by Laurence Housman
#47. Father eternal, ruler of creation, Spirit of life, which moved ere form was made Through the thick darkness covering every nation Light to man's blindness, O be Thou our aid. #Quote by Laurence Housman
Blindness quotes by Blaise Pascal
#48. If it is an extraordinary blindness to live without investigating what we are, it is a terrible one to live an evil life, while believing in God #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Blindness quotes by Helen Keller
#49. So long as I confine my activities to social service and the blind, they compliment me extravagantly, calling me 'arch priestess of the sightless,' 'wonder woman,' and a 'modern miracle.' But when it comes to a discussion of poverty, and I maintain that it is the result of wrong economics - that the industrial system under which we live is at the root of much of the physical deafness and blindness in the world - that is a different matter! It is laudable to give aid to the handicapped. Superficial charities make smooth the way of the prosperous; but to advocate that all human beings should have leisure and comfort, the decencies and refinements of life, is a Utopian dream, and one who seriously contemplates its realization indeed must be deaf, dumb, and blind. #Quote by Helen Keller
Blindness quotes by John Of Kronstadt
#50. Every man on earth is sick with the fever of sin, with the blindness of sin and is overcome with its fury. As sins consist mostly of malice and pride, it is necessary to treat everyone who suffers from the malady of sin with kindness and love. This is an important truth, which we often forget. Very often we act in the opposite manner: we add malice to malice by our anger, we oppose pride with pride. Thus, evil grows within us and does not decrease; it is not cured - rather it spreads #Quote by John Of Kronstadt
Blindness quotes by Catherine Ponder
#51. Poverty is a form of hell caused by man's blindness to God's unlimited good for him. You should be prosperous, well supplied and have abundance of good because it is your divine heritage. Your creator wants you that way. #Quote by Catherine Ponder
Blindness quotes by Christian Clifford
#52. Serra was a mix of light and darkness; he was a man of great vision and great blindness, of immense zeal and immense stubbornness. In his own mind, his goals justified his treatment of the Indians, whom he loved as the children he did not have and whom he disciplined with the same ardor with which he disciplined himself. His vision, like that of many of his eighteenth century contemporaries, demanded intolerance against those with different ideas about this world and the next. These qualities do not make him an angel or a devil; they simply make him a man of his time and place. His time and place were, like ours, far from perfect."26 #Quote by Christian Clifford
Blindness quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#53. I spend my life constantly calling in 'imaginary' debts that aren't owed to me in order to avoid the 'real' debts that I owe to others, and so everybody ends up bankrupt. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Blindness quotes by Cormac McCarthy
#54. In a world darksome as this'n I believe a blind man ort to be better sighted than most. #Quote by Cormac McCarthy
Blindness quotes by Demosthenes
#55. Nothing is easier than self-deceit.
For what every man wishes,
that he also believes to be true. #Quote by Demosthenes
Blindness quotes by Rene Girard
#56. The most recent phase of the alternation between Occidentalism and primitivism has therefore concealed the essential thing, the universality of violence. A selective blindness in one of two forms has obscured the fact that all cultures, and all individuals without exception, participate in violence; that violence is what structures our collective sense of belonging and our personal identities. #Quote by Rene Girard
Blindness quotes by Craig D. Lounsbrough
#57. To be blessed and yet permit gluttony to blind me to the blessings is to banish myself to a life of unrelenting poverty even though I might be utterly engulfed in the embrace of a million marvelous blessings. #Quote by Craig D. Lounsbrough
Blindness quotes by John Fowles
#58. It makes me sick,the blindness, deadness, out-of-dateness, stodginess and, yes, sheer jealous malice of the great bulk of England. #Quote by John Fowles
Blindness quotes by Helen Hunt Jackson
#59. There had been no crises of incident, or marked movements of experience such as in Felipe's imaginations of love were essential to the fulness of its growth. This is a common mistake on the part of those who have never felt love's true bonds. Once in those chains, one perceives that they are not of the sort full forged in a day. They are made as the great iron cables are made, on which bridges are swung across the widest water-channels,
not of single huge rods, or bars, which would be stronger, perhaps, to look at; but myriads of the finest wires, each one by itself so fine, so frail, it would barely hold a child's kite in the wind: by hundreds, hundreds of thousands of such, twisted, re-twisted together, are made the mighty cables, which do not any more swerve from their place in the air, under the weight and jar of the ceaseless traffic and tread of two cities, than the solid earth swerves under the same ceaseless weight and jar. Such cables do not break. #Quote by Helen Hunt Jackson
Blindness quotes by Neil Gaiman
#60. There's none so blind as those who will not listen. #Quote by Neil Gaiman
Blindness quotes by Jarod Kintz
#61. Love has a sound, if you know what to listen for. It sounds like silence, surrounded by blindness. It's the Helen Keller of emotions, at least for me. #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Blindness quotes by Alenka Zupančič
#62. An important part of Nietzsche's philosophy is thus shaped by this conviction that it is wrong to identify truth with the Symbolic, that truth should be related to the Real. This is precisely why truth can be dangerous to life: the Symbolic is the shelter of life, whereas the Real is its exposure and vulnerability. This is also what places truth in the field of ethics, as is clear in the second of the passages quoted above (where truth is considered not as an epistemological category, but as a matter of courage - "error is not blindness, error is cowardice...") #Quote by Alenka Zupančič
Blindness quotes by Michael Bassey Johnson
#63. Knowledge is a light burden. Ignorance ... a heavy bliss. #Quote by Michael Bassey Johnson
Blindness quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#64. A world without radio is a deaf world.A world without television is a blind world. A a world without telephone is a dumb world. A world without communication is indeed a crippled world. #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Blindness quotes by Ales Steger
#65. The word 'Dorf' lies, although the Dablem Dorf station is covered with straw. Arabian students hang out in front of the entrance to the underground, and only the German kiosk of the kabob seller clues us in that the bus did not arrive through a secret passage and set us down in Morocco. The University buildings are hidden among trees, intertwining paths and signposts, which exclude each other. The arrow points to another arrow 3 m away, which is pointing back, perpendicular to the first. With signs making sure no one can get lost during his search, he searches and searches and it seems entirely irrelevant that he can never find the place he is searching for by tracing the signs. A Mobius strip, the circular blindness of the streets, and exhausted Minotaur are harbingers of the paths of this place, which only multiply behind the revolving door of the Ethnological Museum. #Quote by Ales Steger
Blindness quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti
#66. There are many people who will give you the purpose of life; they will tell you what the sacred books say. Clever people will go on inventing what the purpose of life is. The political group will have one purpose, the religious group will have another purpose, and so on and on. So, what is the purpose of life when you yourself are confused? When I am confused, I ask you this question, "What is the purpose of life?" because I hope that through this confusion, I shall find an answer. How can I find a true answer when I am confused? If I am confused, I can only receive an answer which is also confused. If my mind is confused, if my mind is disturbed, if my mind is not beautiful, quiet, whatever answer I receive will be through this screen of confusion, anxiety, and fear; therefore, the answer will be perverted.

So, what is important is not to ask, "What is the purpose of life, of existence?" but to clear the confusion that is within you. It is like a blind man who asks, "What is light?" If I tell him what light is, he will listen according to his blindness, according to his darkness; but suppose he is able to see, then, he will never ask the question "what is light?" It is there.
Similarly, if you can clarify the confusion within yourself, then you will find what the purpose of life is; you will not have to ask, you will not have to look for it; all that you have to do is to be free from those causes which bring about confusion. #Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Blindness quotes by Alden Bell
#67. And she's thinking of rage, like an ember or a burning acid swallowing up her knotted viscera. Blindness like the kind that leads men to perpetrate horrors, animal drunkenness, the jungles of the mind. #Quote by Alden Bell
Blindness quotes by Josephine Johnson
#68. Most people have the blindness of new-born things - a not-incurable blindness, the sight being there but its use not known. #Quote by Josephine Johnson
Blindness quotes by John Fante
#69. Careful, Arturo Bandini: don't strain your eyesight, remember what happened to Tarkington, remember what happened to James Joyce. #Quote by John Fante
Blindness quotes by Sadie Jones
#70. You wouldn't know it, but I'm no good at recognising people; I have face blindness. #Quote by Sadie Jones
Blindness quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#71. In a war, both sides genuinely believe that they are on the side of righteousness, yet no righteousness ever shows them the futility of the very war they are fighting. Because, both sides are driven by the instinctual force of nationalist patriotism. So, think of the countless wars that have caused gallons and gallons of bloodshed, all because warriors on both sides were incapable of reasoning due to the cognitive blindness caused by nationalism. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Blindness quotes by Lisa Fittipaldi
#72. Blindness took away my sight but gave me clarity of vision. It took blindness to teach me the meaning of love and friendship. #Quote by Lisa Fittipaldi
Blindness quotes by Eileen Myles
#73. When I'm writing the poem, I feel like I have to close my eyes. I don't mean literally, but you invite a kind of blindness, and that's the birth of the poem. #Quote by Eileen Myles
Blindness quotes by Abhijit Naskar
#74. Ain't Good People (The Sonnet)

Ain't no good people we,
If goodness means blindness.
Ain't no practical folks we,
If practicality means selfishness.
Ain't no sane citizens we,
If sanity means indifference.
Ain't no smart bunch we,
If smartness brings arrogance.
Ain't no articulate minds we,
If articulation means mindless accuracy.
Ain't no civilized society we,
If civilization means hypocrisy.
We are the force capable of mastering a planet.
Let's live not as machines but conscience incarnate. #Quote by Abhijit Naskar
Blindness quotes by Dejan Stojanovic
#75. How comfortable if, from a position of power, we think, although comfort is the most dangerous thing - it confuses value with power, vision with illusion, (confessions don't help) and that is how a mistake is born. We know much about people and wars - or we think we do; and despite all these words we know, something terrible always happens to remind us of our blindness. #Quote by Dejan Stojanovic
Blindness quotes by Alexander Pope
#76. Cease then, nor ORDER Imperfection name:
Our proper bliss depends on what we blame.
Know thy own point: This kind, this due degree
Of blindness, weakness, Heav'n bestows on thee.
Submit
In this, or any other sphere,
Secure to be as blest as thou canst bear:
Safe in the hand of one disposing Pow'r,
Or in the natal, or the mortal hour.
All Nature is but Art, unknown to thee;
All Chance, Direction, which thou canst not see;
All Discord, Harmony, not understood;
All partial Evil, universal Good:
And, spite of Pride, in erring Reason's spite,
One truth is clear, Whatever IS, is RIGHT. #Quote by Alexander Pope
Blindness quotes by Mark Barrowcliffe
#77. The rainforest has an intense beauty that at times seems almost suffocating. The jungle is one twig short of impenetrable, and the greenery seems to crowd in on you with a sensation that has been described as akin to snow blindness. #Quote by Mark Barrowcliffe
Blindness quotes by Charles Handy
#78. The first step is to measure whatever can easily be measured. This is OK as far as it goes. The second step is to disregard that which can't be easily measured or to give it an arbitrary quantitative value. This is artificial and misleading. The third step is to presume that what can't be measured easily really isn't important. This is blindness. The fourth step is to say that what can't be easily measured really doesn't exist. This is suicide. #Quote by Charles Handy
Blindness quotes by Sonali Dev
#79. Do you know why I chose neurosurgery, sir? Because the mission we organized to perform those surgeries couldn't help the patients with neurogenic blindness. So this isn't one case- it's the reason I became a doctor."
And no one was going to keep her from going into that OR. #Quote by Sonali Dev
Blindness quotes by Richard Price
#80. Strike experienced a moment of pure clarity: he would never make it out of here, would never rise above his current position as Rodney's lieutenant, because all the intelligence and prudence and vision came to nothing if it wasn't tempered and supported by a certain blindness, an oblivious animal will that Rodney had, that he, Strike, did not have.
Rodney would survive all this not because of his guts or his brains, but because he understood that there was no real life out here on the street, no real lives other than his own, and that what really mattered was coming first in all things, in all ways and at all costs. #Quote by Richard Price
Blindness quotes by Isaac Asimov
#81. Concerning the blindness and bigotry of people, the pleasures of hatred rise superior even to the instinct of self-preservation. #Quote by Isaac Asimov
Blindness quotes by Arthur Koestler
#82. We are in the habit of visualizing .. the history of science as a steady, cumulative process,.. where each epoch adds some new item of knowledge to the legacy of the past, making the temple of science grow brick by brick to ever greater height.. In fact, .. the philosophy of nature evolved by occasional leaps and bounds alternating with delusional pursuits, culs-de-sac, regressions, periods of blindness and amnesia. The great discoveries .. were sometimes the unexpected by-products of a chase after quite different hares. At other times, the process of discovery consisted merely in the cleaning away of the rubbish that blocked the path, or in the rearranging of existing items of knowledge in a different pattern.. Europe knew less geometry in the fifteenth century than in Archimedes' time. #Quote by Arthur Koestler
Blindness quotes by Jean-Paul Sartre
#83. I know. I know that I shall never again meet anything or anybody who will inspire me with passion. You know, it's quite a job starting to love somebody. You have to have energy, generosity, blindness. There is even a moment, in the very beginning, when you have to jump across a precipice: if you think about it you don't do it. I know I'll never jump again. #Quote by Jean-Paul Sartre
Blindness quotes by Julianne Donaldson
#84. To be so near you without touching you is agony. Your blindness to my feelings is a daily torment, and I feel driven to the edge of madness by my love for you. #Quote by Julianne Donaldson
Blindness quotes by Dylan Thomas
#85. Poetry is the rhythmic, inevitably narrative, movement from an overclothed blindness to a naked vision that depends in its intensity on the strength of the labour put into the creation of the poetry. #Quote by Dylan Thomas
Blindness quotes by Desiderius Erasmus
#86. Almost all Christians being wretchedly enslaved to blindness and ignorance, which the priests are so far from preventing or removing, that they blacken the darkness, and promote the delusion: wisely foreseeing that the people (like cows, which never give down their milk so well as when they are gently stroked), would part with less if they knew more ... #Quote by Desiderius Erasmus
Blindness quotes by Dahi Tamara Koch
#87. the blindest people think
they can see the most #Quote by Dahi Tamara Koch
Blindness quotes by Bliss Carman
#88. There is only one way in the world to be distinguished. Follow your instinct! Be yourself, and you'll be somebody. Be one more blind follower of the blind, and you will have the oblivion you desire. #Quote by Bliss Carman
Blindness quotes by Frances Harper
#89. It is said that the Negro is ignorant. But why is he ignorant? It comes with ill grace from a man who has put out my eyes to makea parade of my blindness,
to reproach me for my poverty when he has wronged me of my money ... If he is poor, what has become of the money he has been earning for the last two hundred and fifty years? Years ago it was said cotton fights and cotton conquers for American slavery. The Negro helped build up that great cotton power in the South, and in the North his sigh was in the whir of its machinery, and his blood and tears upon the warp and woof of its manufactures. #Quote by Frances Harper
Blindness quotes by Jan-Philipp Sendker
#90. Eyes and ears are not the problem ... It is rage that blinds and deafens us. Or fear. Envy, mistrust. The world contracts, gets all out of joint when you are angry or afraid. #Quote by Jan-Philipp Sendker
Blindness quotes by Simon Blackburn
#91. There are normal times when it is wholly admirable to be steadfast, resolute, unconflicted, and therefore when integrity is unmistakenly a virtue. The person of integrity knows what to do, and does it. But as we have been exploring, there are also times when certainty and single-mindedness indicate something less admirable: a deafness to voices that should be heard or a blindness to aspects of a situation that need to be considered. #Quote by Simon Blackburn
Blindness quotes by Cameron Dokey
#92. A will to be unkind is like a sickness. It can be healed or driven out. But to be unkind because you are thoughtless is the worst kind of blindness: difficult to cure, because you cannot see the fault even as you commit it. #Quote by Cameron Dokey
Blindness quotes by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
#93. She wondered at her previous blindness; it was as if she had closed her eyelids, and then fancied it was night. No fear that she should return to darkness; her heart felt so light, her spirit so clear and animated, that she could only wonder how it was she had missed happiness so long, when it needed only that she should stretch out her hand to take it. #Quote by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Blindness quotes by Ksenia Anske
#94. A writer is a genius not when critics say so, but when her or his book pierces your heart and rips off your blindness with its brilliance. #Quote by Ksenia Anske
Blindness quotes by Peter Kreeft
#95. If God is the Creator of all things and evil is a thing, then God is the Creator of evil and He is to be blamed for its existence. No, evil is not a thing but a wrong choice, or the damage done by a wrong choice. Evil is no more a positive thing than blindness is, but it is just as real. #Quote by Peter Kreeft
Blindness quotes by David Levithan
#96. I was once in the body of a blind girl,' I tell her. 'When I was eleven. Maybe twelve. I don't know if she was my favorite, but I learned more from being her for a day than I'd learn from most people over a year. It showed me how arbitrary and individual it is, the way we experience the world. Not just that the other senses were sharper. But that we find ways to navigate the world as it is presented to us. For me, it was this huge challenge. But for her, it was just life. #Quote by David Levithan
Blindness quotes by Robyn Davidson
#97. The discomfort I felt under that moral pressure has stayed with me all my life and made me eternally wary of the blindness of ideological certainty. #Quote by Robyn Davidson
Blindness quotes by Alexander Pope
#98. Oh, blindness to the future! kindly giv'n, That each may fill the circle mark'd by heaven. #Quote by Alexander Pope
Blindness quotes by Kaoru Kurimoto
#99. [Rinda] often worried how she might make the coward she saw [in Remus] into a brave warrior, and someday, a king -- a task which she felt was her responsibility. Rinda had not yet realized that sometimes courage is the same thing as folly and that sometimes a skepticism bordering on her blindness to her brother's strengths was a result of her own sensitivity. #Quote by Kaoru Kurimoto
Blindness quotes by William Watson
#100. Hate and mistrust are the children of blindness. #Quote by William Watson
Blindness quotes by Peter Straub
#101. I generally wade in blind and trust to fate and instinct to see me through. #Quote by Peter Straub
Blindness quotes by Jonathan Renshaw
#102. Prejudice creates blindness; it is too busy hating to think. No matter how justified it might feel, prejudice will shackle you." "But #Quote by Jonathan Renshaw
Blindness quotes by Erica Jong
#103. The earth is God's book but in our blindness, we have obliterated letters so we may say God has abandoned us. It is we who are illiterate. #Quote by Erica Jong
Blindness quotes by Azar Nafisi
#104. All violence is based on blindness, on a lack of reflection and empathy. #Quote by Azar Nafisi
Blindness quotes by Haven Kimmel
#105. I could no longer look at him. I wished, in fact, for blindness. #Quote by Haven Kimmel
Blindness quotes by Thomas McGuane
#106. I'd be happy to have my biography be the stories of my dogs. To me, to live without dogs would mean accepting a form of blindness. #Quote by Thomas McGuane
Blindness quotes by Helen Keller
#107. Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see. #Quote by Helen Keller
Blindness quotes by Ayn Rand
#108. Dwight Langley, the painter, is the pure exponent of the evil the play is attacking; he is, in effect, the spokesman for Platonism, who explicitly preaches that beauty is unreachable in this world and perfection unattainable. Since he insists that ideals are impossible on earth, he cannot, logically enough, believe in the reality of any ideal, even when it actually confronts him. Thus, although he knows every facet of Kay Gonda's face, he (alone among the characters) does not recognize her when she appears in his life. This philosophically induced blindness, which motivates his betrayal of her, is a particularly brilliant concretization of the play's theme, and makes a dramatic Act I curtain. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Blindness quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
#109. Ambition is to the mind what the cap is to the falcon; it blinds us first, and then compels us to tower by reason of our blindness. #Quote by Charles Caleb Colton
Blindness quotes by Tania Runyan
#110. Sometimes you must do things out of love
that devastate the senses.

This wasn't easy, Elymas. I know
blindness. I know how suddenly

the specks in the stones you can't see
become something you would die for.

From the way you grope this cloud of mist
I know you're trying to imagine

the color of the stars right now,
the blue-white shine that once

ignited your hands with power,
but can conjur only

the upturned bellies of poisoned frogs,
your mother's dying lips.

Don't you know how small
this life is? Even the stars

are just the sweat Christ shakes
from his brow. When you make crooked

the path to eternity, you send your brother
to oblivion, to the buried speck

in the midnight desert stone. This time,
no magic will save you. You

will have to find your life in the dark.
Today you will have to be led by the hand. #Quote by Tania Runyan
Blindness quotes by Criss Jami
#111. What good is there in being blind, you ask? Well, maybe it's to see the beauty on the inside without being vainly distracted, or superficially blinded, by the ugly on the outside. #Quote by Criss Jami
Blindness quotes by Gregory Maguire
#112. The wickedness of men is that their power breeds stupidity and blindness. #Quote by Gregory Maguire
Blindness quotes by Samuel Johnson
#113. Invention is almost the only literary labour which blindness cannot obstruct. #Quote by Samuel Johnson
Blindness quotes by Marissa Clarke
#114. Sometimes that's what it takes. Putting it all out there and hoping love wins. #Quote by Marissa Clarke
Blindness quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#115. You matter.
You are important.
There is a reason for your existence.
You may not see or understand how this is true, but truth doesn't cease to be truth because of doubt, blindness, or ignorance.
And the truth is―you matter. #Quote by Richelle E. Goodrich
Blindness quotes by Milan Kundera
#116. Horror is a shock, a time of utter blindness. Horror lacks every hint of beauty. All we can see is the piercing light of an unknown event awaiting us. Sadness, on the other hand, assumes we are in the know ... The light of horror thus lost its harshness, and the world was bathed in a gentle, bluish light that actually beautified it. #Quote by Milan Kundera
Blindness quotes by Jose Saramago
#117. Confidential matters are not dealt with over the telephone, you'd better come here in person. I cannot leave the house, Do you mean you're ill, Yes, I'm ill, the blind man said after a pause. In that case you ought to call a doctor, a real doctor, quipped the functionary, and, delighted with his own wit, he rang off.
The man's insolence was like a slap in the face. Only after some minutes had passed, had he regained enough composure to tell his wife how rudely he had been treated. Then, as if he had discovered something that he should have known a long time ago, he murmured sadly, This is the stuff we're made of, half indifference and half malice. #Quote by Jose Saramago
Blindness quotes by Milan Kundera
#118. Leroy's reasoning is dry as a razor, and Chantal agrees: love as an exaltation of two individuals, love as fidelity, passionate attachment to a single person - no, that doesn't exist. And if it does exist, it is only as self-punishment, willful blindness, escape into a monastery. She tells herself that even if it does exist, love ought not to exist, and the idea does not maker her bitter, on the contrary, it produces a bliss that spreads throughout her body. She thinks of the metaphor of the rose that moves through all men and tells herself that she has been living locked away by love and now she is ready to obey the myth of the rose and merge with its giddy fragrance. #Quote by Milan Kundera
Blindness quotes by Attar Of Nishapur
#119. The hoopoe said: 'Your heart's congealed like ice;
When will you free yourself from cowardice?
Since you have such a short time to live here,
What difference does it make? What should you fear?
The world is filth and sin, and homeless men
Must enter it and homeless leave again.
They die, as worms, in squalid pain; if we
Must perish in this quest, that, certainly,
Is better than a life of filth and grief.
If this great search is vain, if my belief
Is groundless, it is right that I should die.
So many errors throng the world - then why
Should we not risk this quest? To suffer blame
For love is better than a life of shame.
No one has reached this goal, so why appeal
To those whose blindness claims it is unreal?
I'd rather die deceived by dreams than give
My heart to home and trade and never live.
We've been and heard so much - what have we learned?
Not for one moment has the self been spurned;
Fools gather round and hinder our release.
When will their stale, insistent whining cease?
We have no freedom to achieve our goal
Until from Self and fools we free the soul.
To be admitted past the veil you must
Be dead to all the crowd considers just.
Once past the veil you understand the Way
From which the crowd's glib courtiers blindly stray.
If you have any will, leave women's stories,
And even if this search for hidden glories
Proves bla #Quote by Attar Of Nishapur
Blindness quotes by Wallace Stevens
#120. It is an illusion that we were ever alive,
Lived in the houses of mothers, arranged ourselves
By our own motions in a freedom of air.

Regard the freedom of seventy years ago.
It is no longer air. The houses still stand,
Though they are rigid in rigid emptiness.

Even our shadows, their shadows, no longer remain.
The lives these lived in the mind are at an end.
They never were . . . The sounds of the guitar

Were not and are not. Absurd. The words spoken
Were not and are not. It is not to be believed.
The meeting at noon at the edge of the field seems like

An invention, an embrace between one desperate clod
And another in a fantastic consciousness,
In a queer assertion of humanity:

A theorem proposed between the two -
Two figures in a nature of the sun,
In the sun's design of its own happiness,

As if nothingness contained a métier,
A vital assumption, an impermanence
In its permanent cold, an illusion so desired

That the green leaves came and covered the high rock,
That the lilacs came and bloomed, like a blindness cleaned,
Exclaiming bright sight, as it was satisfied,

In a birth of sight. The blooming and the musk
Were being alive, an incessant being alive,
A particular being, that gross universe. #Quote by Wallace Stevens
Blindness quotes by Anais Nin
#121. I did not feel drawn to huxley. He was beautiful physically but again without vibrations or sensory antennae ... and I had a painful impression of a psychic blindness. With all his science and knowledge, in the mystic world he blundered. #Quote by Anais Nin
Blindness quotes by Fernando Pessoa
#122. I'm not impressed should someone tell me that a certain man I consider crazy or stupid surpasses a common man in many achievements and particulars of life. Epileptics have amazing strength when they go into seizure; paranoiacs have an ability to reason that few normal men can match; religious maniacs bring multitudes of believers together as few (if any) demagogues can, and with a force of conviction that the latter can't inspire in their followers. And all that this proves is that craziness is craziness. I prefer a defeat that knows the beauty of flowers to a victory in the desert, full of blindness in the soul, alone with its isolated nothingness. #Quote by Fernando Pessoa
Blindness quotes by Bill Gates
#123. People who say they don't see the acceleration of innovation is a wilful blindness. We are innovation at a wonderful speed for the basic things we think everyone should get. #Quote by Bill Gates
Blindness quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson
#124. There is indeed one element in human destiny that not blindness itself can controvert: whatever else we are intended to do, we are not intended to succeed; failure is the fate allotted. It is so in every art and study; it is so above all in the continent art of living well. #Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson
Blindness quotes by Nancy Pearcey
#125. At the heart of the human condition, we might say, is an epistemological sin - the refusal to acknowledge what can be known about God and then to respond appropriately: "Although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him" (Rom. 1:21). They engage in willful blindness. #Quote by Nancy Pearcey
Blindness quotes by Edward Hoagland
#126. Often eating took considerable extra time, since he could hardly see his food, groping with a fork or spoon, enforcedly omnivorous. "Blind men wear spotted pants," Dorothy teased, telling him to wash his... #Quote by Edward Hoagland
Blindness quotes by Jacques Lusseyran
#127. People often say that blindness sharpens hearing, but I don't think this is so. My ears were hearing no better, but I was making better use of them. Sight is a miraculous instrument offering us all the riches of physical life. But we get nothing in this world without paying for it, and in return for all the benefits that sight brings we are forced to give up others whose existence we don't even suspect. These were the gifts I received in such abundance. #Quote by Jacques Lusseyran
Blindness quotes by Steven Erikson
#128. Your cynicism lies in your willing abuse of others to consolidate your superiority over them. My cynicism is in regard to humanity's wilful blindness with respect to its own extinction.'

'Without that wilful blindness there is naught but despair.'

'Oh, I am not that cynical. In fact, I do not agree at all. Maybe when the wilful blindness runs its inevitable course, there will be born wilful wisdom, the revelation of seeing things as they are.'

'Things? To which things are you referring, old man?'

'Why, that everything of true value is, in fact, free. #Quote by Steven Erikson
Blindness quotes by Vasily Grossman
#129. Another fact that allowed Fascism to gain power over men was their blindness. A man cannot believe that he is about to be destroyed. The optimism of people standing on the edge of the grave is astounding. #Quote by Vasily Grossman
Blindness quotes by Ayn Rand
#130. Man's basic vice, the source of all his evils, is the act of unfocusing his mind, the suspension of his consciousness, which is not blindness, but the refusal to see, not ignorance, but the refusal to know. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Blindness quotes by Roshani Chokshi
#131. I walked back into the bedroom. Amar was standing by the foot of the bed, playing lazily with the cuffs of his sleeves. I tensed. That foolish disappointment was gone.
"Are you frightened?" he asked.
Don't cower. I straightened my back. I would've stared him in the eyes if I could. "Should I be?"
"I should hope there are more frightening things than sharing a bed with me," he said. He flourished a bow. "Did I not promise you that we would be equals? Your will is where I lay my head. I will not touch you without your permission."
I moved to the bed, taking stock of the unnecessary amount of cushions. I could feel Amar's gaze on me and rather than tossing the cushions to the ground, I stacked them in the middle of the bed. Amar followed me and slid onto the opposite side. The fire in the diyas collapsed with the faintest of sighs.
"A daunting fortress," he said lazily, prodding one of the pillows. "Have you so little faith in me?"
"Yes."
He laughed and the sound was unexpectedly…musical.
"The dark is a lovely thing, is it not? It lets us speak in blindness. No scowls or smiles or stares clouding our words."
I lay in bed, my body taut. Amar continued:
"I spoke no falsehoods in the Night Bazaar," he said. "I would rip the stars from the sky if you wished it. Anything for you. But remember to trust me. Remember your promise."
I fell quiet for a moment. "I remember my promise."
After that, I said nothing.
The air betw #Quote by Roshani Chokshi
Blindness quotes by C.J. Mahaney
#132. Pastoral ministry is about an ongoing confrontation with the god of this world, with blindness, hardness of heart, remaining sin. #Quote by C.J. Mahaney
Blindness quotes by Paul David Tripp
#133. This is what grace does. It rescues us from our spiritual blindness. It releases us from our bondage to our rationalism and materialism. Grace gives us the faith to be utterly assured of what we cannot see. It frees us from refusing to believe in anything we cannot experience with our physical senses. But grace does more. It connects us to the invisible One in an eternal love relationship that fills us with joy we have never known before and gives us rest of heart that we would have though impossible. And that grace is still rescuing us, because we still tend to forget what is important, real, and true. We still tend to look to the physical world for our comfort. We still fail to remember in given moments that we really do have a heavenly Father. Grace has done a wonderful thing for us and continues to do more and more. #Quote by Paul David Tripp
Blindness quotes by Helen Hunt Jackson
#134. We have flattered ourselves by inventing proverbs of comparison in matter of blindness,
"blind as a bat," for instance. It would be safe to say that there cannot be found in the animal kingdom a bat, or any other creature, so blind in its own range of circumstance and connection, as the greater majority of human beings are in the bosoms of their families. Tempers strain and recover, hearts break and heal, strength falters, fails, and comes near to giving way altogether, every day, without being noted by the closest lookers-on. #Quote by Helen Hunt Jackson
Blindness quotes by Jandy Nelson
#135. The blindness lasts just a second, then the colors start flooding into me: not through my eyes but right through my skin, replacing blood and bone, muscle and sinew, until I am redorangebluegreenpurpleyellowredorangebluegreenpurpleyellow. #Quote by Jandy Nelson
Blindness quotes by William Blake
#136. Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind. #Quote by William Blake
Blindness quotes by William Shakespeare
#137. All dark and comfortless. #Quote by William Shakespeare
Blindness quotes by James S.A. Corey
#138. Apocalyptic explosions, dead reactors, terrorists, mass murder, death-slugs, and now a blindness plague. This is a terrible planet. We should not have come here. #Quote by James S.A. Corey
Blindness quotes by Halldor Laxness
#139. I am not at all impressed ... at how far man's wisdom has managed to lead him; besides, it is not very great. What does surprise me, on the other hand, is how high their folly, their downright stupidity even, not to say their complete and utter blindness, has managed to raise them. Other things being equal, I prefer to follow the folly of man, for that has brought him farther than his wisdom. #Quote by Halldor Laxness
Blindness quotes by Alice McDermott
#140. The guy was just sitting there," Tom added happily. "Am I right?" Gabe nodded, generous in his small smile. "That's right. John, chapter nine. Jesus and his disciples were having a discussion, it seems, about human suffering being a punishment for sin. The disciples pointed to the blind man begging. This man was born blind, they said, was it because his parents sinned? It was the belief in those days," he added, young scholar, "that blindness or deformity was a punishment for the parents' sins." "Grateful to be an orphan," Tom said suddenly, and looked at my mother and me, smiling. "Or maybe that means I'm in more trouble than most." "Well, we're all sinners," Gabe said. "But the point is, no one was asking Jesus to cure the man, they were just using him to illustrate their question. And yet, Our Lord, out of compassion alone, it seems to me, approaches the man, picks up some dirt - " He paused, ducking his head with a wry smile. "We all know the story." "Right," Tom cried. #Quote by Alice McDermott
Blindness quotes by Jose Saramago
#141. There must be a government, said the first blind man, I'm not so sure, but there is, it will be a government of the blind trying to rule the blind, that is to say, nothingness trying to organize nothingness. #Quote by Jose Saramago
Blindness quotes by Emo Philips
#142. I give money to Unicef because I like the 'bang for your buck' aspect. Here's $10, go and save 1,000 kids from blindness! #Quote by Emo Philips
Blindness quotes by Paul Haggis
#143. We think we know what's right. With excessive pride comes blindness. #Quote by Paul Haggis
Blindness quotes by Samuel Arbesman
#144. Change blindness in the world of facts and knowledge is also a problem. Sometimes we are exposed to new facts and simply filter them out. But more often we have to go out of our way in order to learn something new. Our blindness is not a failure to see the new fact; it's a failure to see that the facts in our minds have the potential to be out-of-date at all. #Quote by Samuel Arbesman
Blindness quotes by Anthony Doerr
#145. To shut you eyes is to guess nothing of blindness. #Quote by Anthony Doerr
Blindness quotes by Elif Shafak
#146. Azur smiled as if he were expecting these answers and said, 'The Malady of Certainty.'

Certainty was to curiosity what the sun was to the wings of Icarus. Where one shone forcefully, the other couldn't survive. With certainty came arrogance; with arrogance, blindness; with blindness, darkness; and with darkness, more certainty. This he called, the converse nature of convictions. #Quote by Elif Shafak
Blindness quotes by Erich Fromm
#147. The capacity to see and - equally so - blindness are not divisible. The critical faculty of the human mind is one: To believe one can be seeing internally but blind as far as the outside world is concerned is like saying that the light of a candle gives light only in one direction and not in all. The light of the candle is reason's capacity for critical, penetrating, uncovering thought. #Quote by Erich Fromm
Blindness quotes by Marie Rutkoski
#148. My mother had been blind as a child. And so, blindness was something that has long fascinated me, but also it's something I find really, really scary. #Quote by Marie Rutkoski
Blindness quotes by Robert A. Heinlein
#149. Jubal shrugged. "Abstract design is all right-for wall paper or linoleum. But art is the process of evoking pity and terror, which is not abstract at all but very human. What the self-styled modern artists are doing is a sort of unemotional pseudo-intellectual masturbation. . . whereas creative art is more like intercourse, in which the artist must seduce- render emotional-his audience, each time. These ladies who won't deign to do that- and perhaps can't- of course lost the public. If they hadn't lobbied for endless subsidies, they would have starved or been forced to go to work long ago. Because the ordinary bloke will not voluntarily pay for 'art' that leaves him unmoved- if he does pay for it, the money has to be conned out of him, by taxes or such."

"You know, Jubal, I've always wondered why i didn't give a hoot for paintings or statues- but I thought it was something missing in me, like color blindness."

"Mmm, one does have to learn to look at art, just as you must know French to read a story printed in French. But in general terms it's up to the artist to use language that can be understood, not hide it in some private code like Pepys and his diary. Most of these jokers don't even want to use language you and I know or can learn. . . they would rather sneer at us and be smug, because we 'fail' to see what they are driving at. If indeed they are driving at anything- obscurity is usually the refuge of incompetence. Ben, would you call me an artists? #Quote by Robert A. Heinlein
Blindness quotes by Anais Nin
#150. Because history is only an aggregate of personal hostilities, personal prejudices, personal blindness and irrationality, there are times when we have to live against it. #Quote by Anais Nin
Blindness quotes by Sunil Yapa
#151. Tiresome people, but he knew it was only human nature to believe it best to ignore suffering, to focus on your own good fortune. The human survival mechanism: to say your prayers, thank your gods, and hold your breath when you passed the slums. The sweet poison of privelege, wasn't it? To think blindness a preferable condition. #Quote by Sunil Yapa
Blindness quotes by Lillian E. Smith
#152. I keep thinking about the fragmented quality of human awareness: You take your blindness for granted most of the time then suddenly it stuns you: how little you see as you plunge ahead from minute to minute, day to day, year to year - vision cut down to the arc of a flickering flashlight, never sure how your words and acts are affecting someone else because you never really see that someone as he is. I know we should find even the most serene life unendurable were we to possess to any real degree those extrasensory perceptions which our grandmothers believed in... #Quote by Lillian E. Smith
Blindness quotes by Aleister Crowley
#153. The few love affairs which had come my way had been rather silly and sordid. They had not revealed the possibilities of love; in fact I had thought it a somewhat overrated pleasure, a brief and brutal blindness with boredom and disgust hard on its heels. #Quote by Aleister Crowley
Blindness quotes by Frederick Buechner
#154. For what we need to know, of course, is not just that God exists, not just that beyond the steely brightness of the stars there is a cosmic intelligence of some kind that keeps the whole show going, but that there is a God right here in the thick of our day-by-day lives who may not be writing messages about himself in the stars but who in one way or another is trying to get messages through our blindness as we move around down here knee-deep in the fragrant muck and misery and marvel of the world. #Quote by Frederick Buechner
Blindness quotes by Olivia Thirlby
#155. I think we all suffer from acute blindness at times. Life is a constant journey of trying to open your eyes. I'm just beginning my journey, and my eyes aren't fully open yet. #Quote by Olivia Thirlby
Blindness quotes by John Berger
#156. Fanaticism comes from any form of chosen blindness accompanying the pursuit of a single dogma. #Quote by John Berger
Blindness quotes by Anais Nin
#157. Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings. #Quote by Anais Nin
Blindness quotes by Gwen Harwood
#158. What's grief but the after-blindness/of the spirit's dazzle of love? #Quote by Gwen Harwood
Blindness quotes by H.G.Wells
#159. In a moment I was clutched by several hands, and there was no mistaking that they were trying to haul me back. I struck another light, and waved it in their dazzled faces. You can scarce imagine how nauseatingly inhuman they looked - those pale, chinless faces and great, lidless, pinkish-grey eyes! - as they stared in their blindness and bewilderment. #Quote by H.G.Wells
Blindness quotes by Steven Pinker
#160. During a famine, the father and stepmother of Hansel and Gretel abandon them in a forest so that they will starve to death. The children stumble upon an edible house inhabited by a witch, who imprisons Hansel and fattens him up in preparation for eating him. Fortunately Gretel shoves the witch into a fiery oven, and "the godless witch burned to death in a horrible way." 41 • Cinderella's stepsisters, when trying to squeeze into her slippers, take their mother's advice and cut off a toe or heel to make them fit. Doves notice the blood, and after Cinderella marries the prince, they peck out the stepsisters' eyes, punishing them "for their wickedness and malice with blindness for the rest of their lives."

Snow White arouses the jealousy of her stepmother, the queen, so the queen orders a hunter to take her into the forest, kill her, and bring back her lungs and liver for the queen to eat. When the queen realizes that Snow White has escaped, she makes three more attempts on her life, two by poison, one by asphyxiation. After the prince has revived her, the queen crashes their wedding, but "iron slippers had already been heated up for her over a fire of coals.... She had to put on the red-hot iron shoes and dance in them until she dropped to the ground dead. #Quote by Steven Pinker
Blindness quotes by Laurence J. Peter
#161. In the country of the blind, the one-eyed king can still goof up. #Quote by Laurence J. Peter
Blindness quotes by Rosemary Mahoney
#162. When sighted people cover their eyes or find themselves in a dark place, this is something that's very terrifying for us. And so in general, we assume that this is what blindness means. But of course, it isn't. For people who were born blind or who go blind at a very young age, that's not at all what blindness means. #Quote by Rosemary Mahoney
Blindness quotes by Kishan Paul
#163. I want you to trust me," Gabe whispered against her lips.

Lauren closed her eyes and fought the urge to kiss him. "I still don't."

Gabe laughed. "Yeah, you do. You might not want to, but you do. #Quote by Kishan Paul
Blindness quotes by Helen Keller
#164. My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness. #Quote by Helen Keller
Blindness quotes by Marissa Clarke
#165. Freedom you earn is more powerful than freedom handed to you. #Quote by Marissa Clarke
Blindness quotes by Timothy Zahn
#166. For a long minute he gazed at her, his eyes searching the features of that face he'd grown to love so deeply over the years, his memory bringing up images of the past as he did so. The young determination in her face as, in the middle of a blazing firefight, she'd grabbed Luke's blaster rifle away from him and shot them an escape route into the Death Star's detention-level garbage chute. The sound of her voice in the middle of deadly danger at Jabba's, helping him through the blindness and tremor and disorientation of hibernation sickness. The wiser, more mature determination visible through the pain in her eyes as, lying wounded outside the Endor bunker, she had nevertheless summoned the skill and control to coolly shoot two stormtroopers off Han's back.

And he remembered, too, the wrenching realization he'd had at that same time: that no matter how much he tried, he would never be able to totally protect her from the dangers and risks of the universe. Because no matter how much he might love her--no matter how much he might give of himself to her--she could never be content with that alone. Her vision extended beyond him, just as it extended beyond herself, to all the beings of the galaxy.

And to take that away from her, whether by force or even by persuasion, would be to diminish her soul. And to take away part of what he'd fallen in love with in the first place. #Quote by Timothy Zahn
Blindness quotes by Ann M. Dibb
#167. From Lehi's vision we learn that we must take hold of this safety railing-this iron rod, found alongside our individual straight and narrow path-and hold tight until we reach our ultimate goal of eternal life with our Heavenly Father. Nephi promises that those who hold fast to the iron rod"would never perish; neither could the temptations and the fiery darts of the adversary overpower them unto blindness, to lead them away to destruction" #Quote by Ann M. Dibb
Blindness quotes by Alice   Miller
#168. My own liberation only became possible once I had grasped the fact that fear of the truth and ignorance are not our inescapable fate. We choose them. In contrast to children, adults have the chance of dispensing with repression without being killed by the pain. We can decide to dispel our blindness and the intellectual defenses ingrained in us by our upbringing. Only when I knew with certainty, because I had experienced it in myself, that destructiveness and self-destructiveness can be resolved, did I stop using up valuable energy trying to understand those who had caused unnecessary pain. Only then did I have the courage to take a dispassionate look at their deeds and condemn them. #Quote by Alice Miller
Blindness quotes by Freeman Dyson
#169. In my opinion, the black hole is incomparably the most exciting and the most important consequence of general relativity. Black holes are the places in the universe where general relativity is decisive. But Einstein never acknowledged his brainchild. Einstein was not merely skeptical, he was actively hostile to the idea of black holes. He thought that the black hole solution was a blemish to be removed from his theory by a better mathematical formulation, not a consequence to be tested by observation. He never expressed the slightest enthusiasm for black holes, either as a concept or as a physical possibility. Oddly enough, Oppenheimer too in later life was uninterested in black holes, although in retrospect we can say that they were his most important contribution to science. The older Einstein and the older Oppenheimer were blind to the mathematical beauty of black holes, and indifferent to the question whether black boles actually exist.

How did this blindness and this indifference come about? #Quote by Freeman Dyson
Blindness quotes by John Mortimer
#170. Up the stairs I found an imposing headquarters, decorated with the portraits and busts of solemn, whiskered old darlings who, no doubt, bled their customers with leeches and passed on the information to alarmed small boys that self-abuse leads to blindness. #Quote by John Mortimer
Blindness quotes by Emma Scott
#171. Because the idea of failure, of living without her in my life, was a nightmare worse than blindness. #Quote by Emma Scott
Blindness quotes by Karl Jaspers
#172. But each one of us is guilty insofar as he remained inactive. The guilt of passivity is different. Impotence excuses; no moral law demands a spectacular death. Plato already deemed it a matter of course to go into hiding in desperate times of calamity, and to survive. But passivity knows itself morally guilty of every failure, every neglect to act whenever possible, to shield the imperiled, to relieve wrong, to countervail. Impotent submission always left a margin of activity which, though not without risk, could still be cautiously effective. Its anxious omission weighs upon the individual as moral guilt. Blindness for the misfortune of others, lack of imagination of the heart, inner differences toward the witnessed evil
that is moral guilt. #Quote by Karl Jaspers
Blindness quotes by Tennessee Williams
#173. There are no "good" or "bad" people. Some are a little better or a little worse, but all are activated more by misunderstanding than malice. #Quote by Tennessee Williams
Blindness quotes by Ernest Becker
#174. The great boon of repression is that it makes it possible to live decisively in an overwhelmingly miraculous and incomprehensible world, a world so full of beauty, majesty, and terror that if animals perceived it all they would be paralyzed to act ... What would the average man (sic) do with a full consciousness of absurdity? He has fashioned his character for the precise purpose of putting it between himself and the facts of life; it is his special tour-de-force that allows him to ignore incongruities, to nourish himself on impossibilities, to thrive on blindness. He accomplishes thereby a peculiarly human victory: the ability to be smug about terror. #Quote by Ernest Becker
Blindness quotes by Michael Khatkar
#175. HOPE - Without a single thought it battles through adversity, coercion and the jaundiced attitudes of others and mercilessly evades our own counteractive and sometimes inherent blindness #Quote by Michael Khatkar
Blindness quotes by Isadora Duncan
#176. It is unheard-of, uncivilized barbarism that any woman should still be forced to bear such monstrous torture. It should be remedied. It should be stopped. It is simply absurd that, with our modern science, painless childbirth does not exist as a matter of course ... I tremble with indignation when I think ofthe unspeakable egotism and blindness of men of science who permit such atrocities when they can be remedied. #Quote by Isadora Duncan
Blindness quotes by George Eliot
#177. There was a peculiar fascination for Dorothea in this division of property intended for herself, and always regarded by her as excessive. She was blind, you see, to many things obvious to others - likely to tread in the wrong places, as Celia had warned her; yet her blindness to whatever did not lie in her own pure purpose carried her safely by the side of precipices where vision would have been perilous with fear. #Quote by George Eliot
Blindness quotes by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
#178. With every rising of the sun, Think of your life as just begun. The past has shrived and buried deep All yesterdays; there let them sleep. Concern yourself with but today, Woo it, and teach it to obey Your will and wish. Since time began Today has been the friend of man; But in his blindness and his sorrow, He looks to yesterday and tomorrow. You, and today! a soul sublime, And the great pregnant hour of time, With God himself to bind the twain! Go forth, I say-attain, attain! With God himself to bind the twain! #Quote by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Blindness quotes by Michael Medved
#179. This same habitual blindness to spiritual, substantive dimensions of every significant challenge continues to handicap Hollywood. #Quote by Michael Medved
Blindness quotes by Blaise Pascal
#180. It is certain that the soul is either mortal or immortal. The decision of this question must make a total difference in the principles of morals. Yet philosophers have arranged their moral system entirely independent of this. What an extraordinary blindness! #Quote by Blaise Pascal
Blindness quotes by Ariel Dorfman
#181. Never, ever apologize if you haven't done anything wrong. Keep your sorrys and your excuse mes and your please forgive mes, above all keep your please, please forgive mes for the one moment in life when you'll really need them, need those words. And you will be in dire need of entreaties like these, oh you will be praying for those words, blessing yourself for not having wasted them on something spurious and unworthy. You will someday be kneeling, kneeling down in front of a pair of accusing eyes, threatening feet, feet that might kick you or feet that might do something worse. At times what we should dread most are feet that will run away, that will run away and leave us everlastingly alone. Loneliness is what should terrify you most, more than a slap or a kick or hunger even. And that's when those words, please, please forgive me, will be all that separates you from the pit and swamp of the deepest despair. So don't squander them on matters of no consequence. The world is cursed because people do not apologize for theirs sins or crimes or merely their cowardice, but it's even more cursed because people apologize much too much-- they use their regrets as a way of not really probing what the have done, as permission to persevere in their blindness, absolving themselves without having atoned or understood. #Quote by Ariel Dorfman
Blindness quotes by Kristian Goldmund Aumann
#182. Mind-blindness is the breeding ground for racism. #Quote by Kristian Goldmund Aumann
Blindness quotes by Debasish Mridha
#183. To eradicate blindness, let us expand our vision. Let us dream and take actions to make blindness a history from the past. #Quote by Debasish Mridha
Blindness quotes by Thomas Pynchon
#184. Ten million dead. Gas. Passchendaele. Let that be now a large figure, now a chemical formula, now an historical account. But dear lord, not the Nameless Horror, the sudden prodigy sprung on a world unaware. We all saw it. There was no innovation, no special breach of nature, or suspension of familiar principles. If it came as any surprise to the public then their own blindness is the Great Tragedy, hardly the war itself. #Quote by Thomas Pynchon
Blindness quotes by Jose Saramago
#185. With the passage of time, as well as the social evolution and genetic exchange, we ended up putting our conscience in the color of our blood and the salt of our tears. #Quote by Jose Saramago
Blindness quotes by Patrick Henry Hughes
#186. I see blindness more as an ability and sight more as a disability because there are some people with sight who tend to judge others by what they see on the outside but I don't see that. I don't see the skin color, the hair style or the clothing people wear; I only see that which is within a person. #Quote by Patrick Henry Hughes
Blindness quotes by Jennifer Niven
#187. With face blindness, I seem to constantly lose the people I love. #Quote by Jennifer Niven
Blindness quotes by John O'Donohue
#188. Your noble friend will not accept pretension but will gently and very firmly confront you with your own blindness. Such friendship is creative and critical; it is willing to negotiate awkward and uneven territories of contradiction and woundedness. #Quote by John O'Donohue
Blindness quotes by Harry Crews
#189. I first became fascinated with the Sears catalogue because all the people in its pages were perfect. Nearly everybody I knew had something missing, a finger cut off, a toe split, an ear half-chewed away, an eye clouded with blindness from a glancing fence staple. And if they didn't have something missing, they were carrying scars from barbed wire, or knives, or fishhooks. But the people in the catalogue had no such hurts. They were not only whole, had all their arms and legs and eyes on their unscarred bodies, but they were also beautiful. #Quote by Harry Crews
Blindness quotes by Raymond E. Feist
#190. Never underestimate the human capacity for stupid, illogical, and petty behaviour. #Quote by Raymond E. Feist
Blindness quotes by Edwin Muir
#191. Sometimes we think of the nations lying asleep,
Curled blindly in impenetrable sorrow,
And then the thought confounds us with its strangeness. #Quote by Edwin Muir
Blindness quotes by Ralph Ellison
#192. Had the price of looking been blindness, I would have looked. #Quote by Ralph Ellison
Blindness quotes by Clarice Lispector
#193. I am blinded. I open my eyes wide and only see. But the secret - that I neither see nor feel. Could I be making here a true orgy of what's behind thought? #Quote by Clarice Lispector
Blindness quotes by Helene Cixous
#194. That is the definition of truth, it is the thing you must not say. "The miracle into which the child and the poet walk" [Tsvetaeva] as if walking home, and home is there…The thing that is both known and unknown, this is what we are looking for when we write. We go toward the most unknown and the best unknown, this is what we are looking for when we write. We go toward the best known unknown thing, where knowing and not knowing touch, where we hope we will know what is unknown. Where we hope we will not be afraid of understanding the incomprehensible, facing invisible, hearing the inaudible, thinking the unthinkable, which is of course: thinking. Thinking is trying to think the unthinkable: thinking the thinkable is not worth the effort. Painting is trying to paint what you cannot paint and writing is writing what you cannot know before you have written: it is preknowing and not knowing, blindly, with words. It occurs at the point where blindness and light meet. Kafka says - one very small line lost in his writing - "to the depths, to the depths. #Quote by Helene Cixous
Blindness quotes by Michael Warner
#195. [The] idealization of marriage is typical of those who are excluded from it: priests, gays, adolescents. It shows an extraordinary willful blindness. #Quote by Michael Warner
Blindness quotes by Larissa MacFarquhar
#196. An extreme sense of duty seems to many people to be a kind of disease – a masochistic need for self-punishment, perhaps, or a kind of depression that makes its sufferer feel unworthy of pleasure...In fact, some do-gooders are happy, some are not. The happy ones are happy for the same reasons anyone is happy – love, work, purpose. It is do-gooders' unhappiness that is different – a reaction not only to humiliation and lack of love and the other usual stuff, but also to knowing that the world is filled with misery, and that most people do not really notice or care, and that, try as they might, they cannot do much about either of those things. What do-gooders lack is not happiness but innocence. They lack that happy blindness that allows most people, most of the time, to shut their minds to what is unbearable. Do-gooders have forced themselves to know, and keep on knowing, that everything they do affects other people, and that sometimes (though not always) their joy is purchased with other people's joy. And, remembering that, they open themselves to a sense of unlimited, crushing responsibility. #Quote by Larissa MacFarquhar
Blindness quotes by L.M. Montgomery
#197. There are--plenty--without you."
"That isn't the point, Rilla-my-Rilla. I'm going for my own sake--to save my soul alive. It will shrink to something small and mean and lifeless if I don't go. That would be worse than blindness or mutilation or any of the things I've feared. #Quote by L.M. Montgomery
Blindness quotes by Michael Meade
#198. Life roars at us when it wants or needs us to change. Ultimately, change means trans formation, a shifting from one form to another that involves the magic of creation. The trouble with entrenched oppositions is that each side becomes increasingly one-sided and single minded and unable to grow or meaningfully change. In the blindness of fear and the willfulness of abstract beliefs, people forget or reject the unseen yet essential unity that underlies all the oppositions in life. #Quote by Michael Meade
Blindness quotes by Elisabeth Elliot
#199. Cwe give up all for the love of God? When the surrender of ourselves seems too much to ask, it is first of all because our thoughts about God Himself are paltry. We have not really seen Him, we have hardly tested Him at all and learned how good He is. In our blindness we approach Him with suspicious reserve. We ask how much of our fun He intends to spoil, how much He will demand from us, how high is the price we must pay before He is placated.

If we had the least notion of His loving-kindness and tender mercy, His fatherly care for His poor children, His generosity, His beautiful plans for us; if we knew how patiently He waits for our turning to Him, how gently He means to lead us to green pastures and still waters, how carefully He is preparing a place for us, how ceaselessly He is ordering and ordaining and engineering His Master Plan for our good-if we had any inkling of all this, could we be reluctant to let go of our smashed dandelions or whatever we clutch so fiercely in our sweaty little hands?

If with courage and joy we pour ourselves out for Him and for others for His sake, it is not possible to lose, in any final sense, anything worth keeping. We will lose ourselves and our selfishness. We will gain everything worth having. #Quote by Elisabeth Elliot
Blindness quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
#200. My classical values make me advocate the triplet of erudition, elegance, and courage; against modernity's phoniness, nerdiness, and philistinism ... many philistines reduce my ideas to an opposition of technology when in fact I am opposing the naive blindness to it's side affects - the fragility criterion. I'd rather be unconditional about ethical and conditional about technology than the the reverse. #Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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