Saturday, August 19, 2006


Sharp Eyes

John Burroughs, Locusts and Wild Honey, chap. II (Sharp Eyes):
Nevertheless the habit of observation is the habit of clear and decisive gazing: not by a first casual glance, but by a steady, deliberate aim of the eye, are the rare and characteristic things discovered. You must look intently, and hold your eye firmly to the spot, to see more than do the rank and file of mankind.

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