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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.
I guess I'm a very keen observer, and I'd like to think I have a good imagination.
The value of art is in the observer.
Social situations, for me - it's very natural for me to be an observer. That's where I'm most comfortable. I observe things.
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.
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
A fair observer only has to ask: If there is violence, who profits?
When I bought 'The New York Observer,' my experience in journalism was limited to a single article I had written for a college magazine.
You can say I give you this information as a dispassionate observer.
When I hear people flatteringly say, 'You're an expert on East Asia...' I'm certainly an observer of East Asia, and central Asia, and ASEAN, and to a lesser extent South Asia and the Gulf, but there's always something behind the wall in China.
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.
I was a close observer of the developments in molecular biology.
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.
I am a committed observer. I like staying in the background and seeing what's going on.
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.
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.
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.
As journalists, because you don't carry a gun, you sort of become this observer.
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.
I was always the observer, trying to understand what was going on. I was always the new kid. Writing became my safe place.
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 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.
The philosophical question before us is, when we make an observation of our track in the past, does the result of our observation become real in the same sense that the final state would be defined if an outside observer were to make the observation?
Richard P. Feynman
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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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