To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them
The observation of nature is part of an artist's life, it enlarges his form [and] knowledge, keeps him fresh and from working only by formula, and feeds inspiration.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind.
Where observation is concerned, chance favors only the prepared mind.
A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it.
Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.
In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind.
The five steps in teaching an employee new skills are preparation, explanation, showing, observation and supervision.
Good men, whether they be Christians or rationalists, do not desire to discriminate between races, but the distinctions implanted by Nature are too conspicuous to escape the observation of our senses.
Not observation of a duty but liberty itself is the pledge that assures fidelity.
Hollywood is a place where they place you under contract instead of under observation.
It's a great mistake, I think, to put children off with falsehoods and nonsense, when their growing powers of observation and discrimination excite in them a desire to know about things.
The theory that can absorb the greatest number of facts, and persist in doing so, generation after generation, through all changes of opinion and detail, is the one that must rule all observation.
But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.
It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.
He who is conscious of secret and dark designs, which, if known, would blast him, is perpetually shrinking and dodging from public observation,
and is afraid of all around him, and much more of all above him.
The first thing to do is to break the circuit between bile and brain by resolutely turning oneís thoughts away from the vexatious subject. This does not means finding convincing arguments, but simply breaking off the contact by, for example, forcing oneself to careful observation of some object or another. When the train of thought has thus been redirected, a few moments of mediation will prevent the reaction of the bile from continuing.
This small act of control has the highest importance, for it ensures that when the anarchistic Automaton attacks the conscious self, victory shall go to the latter
Observation-activity of both eyes and ears.
Those who cannot themselves observe can at least acquire the observation of others.
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.
All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention.
Observation is an old man's memory.
Canadians are generally indistinguishable from Americans, and the surest way of telling the two apart is to make the observation to a Canadian.