Observation Quotes

Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.

Wallace Stevens

RATIONAL, adj. Devoid of all delusions save those of observation, experience and reflection.

Ambrose Gwinett Bierce

In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind.

Louis Pasteur

All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention.

Rudolf Arnheim

It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.

Henry Ford

Look at Goethe, at Lamartine and at many others! To depict feelings on this high plane, you must give up the process of minute and insignificant observation which is the bane of the artists of to-day.

Paul Charles Joseph Bourget

The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Science is simply common sense at its best that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.

Thomas Henry Huxley

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

Elliott Erwitt

Canadians are generally indistinguishable from Americans, and the surest way of telling the two apart is to make the observation to a Canadian.

Richard Staines

Observation is an old man's memory.

Jonathan Swift

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.

William S. Burroughs

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.

Henry Moore

Those who cannot themselves observe can at least acquire the observation of others.

Benjamin Disraeli

Observation-activity of both eyes and ears.

Horace Mann

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