— Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
„Birth order effects are like those things that you think you see out of the corner of your eye but that disappear when you look at them closely. They do keep turning up but only because people keep looking for them and keep analyzing and reanalyzing their data until they find them.“
— Judith Rich Harris psychology researcher 1938
The Nurture Assumption, chapter 2, p.42 http://books.google.com/books?id=-uKBJRMJBjcC&pg=PA42&dq=%22Birth+order+effects+are+like+those+things+that+you+think+you+see%22&hl=en&ei=KIjcTfOlH6nn0QGpgs3QDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false
„Young cat! If you keep
Your eyes open enough,
Oh, the stuff you will learn!
The most wonderful stuff!“
— Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991
— T. Harv Eker, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth
— Walt Whitman American poet, essayist and journalist 1819 - 1892
This has become attributed to both Walt Whitman and Helen Keller, but has not been found in either of their published works, and variations of the quote are listed as a proverb commonly used in both the US and Canada in A Dictionary of American Proverbs (1992), edited by Wolfgang Mieder, Kelsie B. Harder and Stewart A. Kingsbury.
„Closing your eyes isn't going to change anything. Nothing's going to disappear just because you can't see what's going on. In fact, things will even be worse the next time you open your eyes. That's the kind of world we live in. Keep your eyes wide open. Only a coward closes his eyes. Closing your eyes and plugging up your ears won't make time stand still.“
— Haruki Murakami Japanese author, novelist 1949
— Yehudi Menuhin American violinist and conductor 1916 - 1999
In: Rene J. Smith The Spirit of Flight http://books.google.co.in/books?id=Euu4e-4qNAUC&pg=PT30, Peter Pauper Press, Inc., 15 January 2012, p. 30