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What we call reality consists, of a few iron posts of observation between which we fill an elaborate paper-mache of imagination and theory. - John Archibald Wheeler

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it. - George Bernard Shaw

From my close observation of writers, they fall into two groups: 1) those who bleed copiously and visibly at any bad review, and 2) those who bleed copiously and secretly at any bad review. - Isaac Asimov

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

It is my observation that too many of us are spending money we haven't earned to buy things we don't need to impress people we don't like. - Jackson Brown's Mom

It has been my observation and experience, and that of my family, that nothing human works out well. - Donald R. Perry 'Don' Marquis

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life. (Meditations) - Marcus Aurelius

Let us consider the polarity of love and hate. Now, clinical observation shows not only that love is with unexpected regularity accompanied by hate (ambivalence), and not only that in human relationships hate is frequently a forerunner of love, but also that in many circumstances hate changes into love and love into hate. - Sigmund Freud

The essence of a quote is the compression of a mass of thought and observation into a single saying. - Viscount of Blackburn