Any perception can connect us to reality properly and fully. What we see doesn't have to be pretty, particularly; we can appreciate anything that exists. There is some principle of magic in everything, some living quality. Something living, something real, is taking place in everything.
However, no two people see the external world in exactly the same way. To every separate person a thing is what he thinks it is –in other words, not a thing, but a think.
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru chinks of his cavern.
Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that they will also make it exist by observing it. I call it ''creative observation.'' Creative viewing.
Only in quiet waters things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.
Simple people… are very quick to see the live facts which are going on about them.
The clear-sighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it.
The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.
The heart has eyes which the brain knows nothing of.
To perceive means to immobilize… we seize, in the act of perception, something which outruns perception itself.
To see what is right, and not do it, is want of courage, or of principle.
We must always tell what we see. Above all, and this is more difficult, we must always see what we see.
You are only as wise as others perceive you to be.