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You know, you become an artist, you become an observer, of life, and you digest life by making art about it.
Social situations, for me - it's very natural for me to be an observer. That's where I'm most comfortable. I observe things.
A fair observer only has to ask: If there is violence, who profits?
What I mean by photographing as a participant rather than observer is that I'm not only involved directly with some of the activities that I photograph, such as mountain climbing, but even when I'm not I have the philosophy that my mind and body are part of the natural world.
Studying design has made me a much, much more astute observer of this aspect of business. And I'm working mightily to improve my empathic skills. I've dramatically improved my ability to read facial expressions - and I'm trying to be a better, more attentive listener.
Daniel H. Pink
As an observer of markets - whenever everyone focuses on one thing - like Greece and Europe - maybe they miss issues that are far more important - such as a meaningful slowdown in India and China.
The average comedian is kind of an observer looking at everyday things that everyone could relate to and then trying to find the exaggeration in those things.
The Scientific Revolution, that remarkable transformation of European thought that occurred between approximately 1550 and 1700, brought with it an ascendancy of the experimental method and the refusal to believe any explanation of natural phenomena that could not be proven to the satisfaction of the empirical observer.
Sherwin B. Nuland
You can say I give you this information as a dispassionate observer.
But now that I'm cartooning full-time, I'm more of an observer. I'm talking to people who are experiencing these things. But it's not like being in the trenches.
I am a committed observer. I like staying in the background and seeing what's going on.
I awake with a not entirely sickened knowledge that I am merely young again and in a funny way at peace, an observer who is aware of time's chariot, aware that some metamorphosis has occurred.
As journalists, because you don't carry a gun, you sort of become this observer.
I was always the observer, trying to understand what was going on. I was always the new kid. Writing became my safe place.
Just having the camera, being able to pull back from situations and be an observer, it saved my life... I realised I could find these intimate moments and that people trusted me. That, basically, my camera was magic.
You can't be a casual observer of something humorous - you have to engage, you have to find it funny for the relationship between actor and audience to work.
I was a close observer of the developments in molecular biology.
I don't believe in objectivity. I observe the observer's paradox every moment I'm filming. Your presence is changing everything; there's no mistaking it. And you have a responsibility.
Prison opened my eyes to so many things. It was a great time. I met interesting people. I got to understand the behaviour of the police and the media. I am an observer of the human race.
I am a great observer of things, and I do it all the time. I store stuff; I use it as an actor; that sort of recall, of emotional memory and images of things, just tastes of things.
I have always been a very visual person and a keen observer.
CBS's Ed Murrow may have been over-celebrated as the principled observer for the masses, fair yet unafraid to take on the bullies.
Running is the one part of my life in which I fundamentally feel like the observer instead of the observed.
General Custer was a close observer and student of personal character.
I guess I'm a very keen observer, and I'd like to think I have a good imagination.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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