One sees clealy only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.[translation by Richard Howard]It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.[translation by Katherine Woods]
One cannot fix one’s eyes on the commonest natural production without finding food for a rambling fancy.
No man can ever feel his own identity aright except his eyes be closed; as if darkness were indeed the proper element of our essences, though light be more congenial to our clayey part.
If a man has his eyes bound, you can encourage him as much as you like to stare through the bandage, but he’ll never see anything.
I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.