45+ Best Observation Quotes: Exclusive Selection

To observe is to watch carefully the way something happens or the way someone does something, especially in order to learn more about it. Profoundly inspirational observation quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Observation Quotes

All of us are watchers  of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway  but few are observers. Everyone is looking, not many are seeing Peter M. Leshak

Nothing that lived and breathed was truly objective even in a vacuum, even if all that possessed the brain was a self immolating desire for the truth

Observation, not old age, brings wisdom Publilius Syrus

But people themselves alter so much, that there is something new to be observed in them for ever

The most satisfying and most basic art experience is looking  pure, unmediated observation and sensation Roy Thurston

As a youngster I was frightened of the dark used to wake up sobbing in it, as if it were water and I were drowning but you will observe that I have disciplined myself so thoroughly against that fear, that I much prefer a dark to a lit room

The faculty of creating is never given to us all by itself. It always goes hand in hand with the gift of observation Igor Stravinsky

Empty as the man’s mind was of thoughts, he was keenly observant, and he noticed the changes in the creek, the curves and bends and timber jams, and always he sharply noted where he placed his feet

Seeing is the consequence of optics; observing is the consequence of imaginative contemplation Ian Semple

In a month no man had come up or down that silent creek

Art demands constant observation

Was everybody seeing this stuff and acting as though they weren’t? Was insanity just a matter of dropping the act?

Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking Wallace Stevens

I had been too good too many times. It could become a problem. But what could I do? Be stupid for a while? I wasn’t sure I knew how, even after so many years of careful observation

There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language Sir William Osler

It struck me as odd that even though no one could have called her a beauty, Mr. Tanaka’s eyes were fixed on her like a rag on a hook

Sometimes it is the quiet observer who sees Kathryn L. Nelson

Maybe you’re just too pretty yourself to be able to see it elsewhere

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it George Bernard Shaw

Estevan and I talked about everything you could think of. He asked me if the alligator was a national symbol of the United States, because you saw them everywhere on people’s shirts, just above the heart

You can observe a lot by just watching Yogi Berra

It takes careful observation, and education, and reflection, and communication with others, just to scratch the surface of your beliefs

There are no secrets, no formulas. It’s just a matter of looking carefully

There was nothing, nothing, Gatlin loved better than a spectacle

If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes Pablo Picasso

Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion

Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager Susan Sontag

Perhaps you may think me foolish, but until I am sure there is nothing in my present fancy, I am more determined than ever to go on with my observations

One can only see what one observes, and one observes only things which are already in the mind Alphonse Bertillon

When you get an idea into your head you find it in everything

To linger in the observation of things, other than the self, implies a profound conviction of their worth Charles Damian Boulogne

The first opinion which one forms of a prince, and of his understanding, is by observing the men he has around him

Paying attention to the world around you will help you develop the extraordinary capacity to look at mundane things and see the miraculous Michael Michalko

Keep looking at her long enough One day you might see someone you know

A few observations and much reasoning lead to error; many observations and a little reasoning to truth Alexis Carrel

Beyond the house was a large field for the children to play in, and beyond the field were woods that went on damn near forever

The child does not merely observe the world around him. He does not shut himself off from the strange, complicated world around him, but tastes it, touches it, hefts it, bends it, breaks it. To find out how reality works, he works on it

She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together

Observation and study are necessary to achieve mastery of light and form Andrew Loomis

I just love zese little windmills, she always thought

Observe ‘what is’ with undivided awareness Bruce Lee

Everywhere was connected to everywhere else, Pismire had said