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Blind Man Quotes

Blind Man Quotes by George Herbert, Bret Easton Ellis, Isaac Newton, Pablo Picasso, Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib, Chinua Achebe and many others.

In the kingdome of blind men the one ey’d is king.
[In the kingdom of blind men the one eyed is king.]
George Herbert
I had dreamed of something so different from what reality was now offering up, but that dream had been a blind man’s vision. That dream was a miracle. The morning was fading. And I remembered yet again that I was a tourist here.
Bret Easton Ellis
As a blind man has no idea of colors, so we have no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.
Isaac Newton
Painting is a blind man’s profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.
Pablo Picasso
Whoever can’t see the whole in every part plays at blind man’s bluff. A wise man tastes the entire Tigris in every sip.
Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib
It is only the story…that saves our progeny from blundering like blind beggars into the spikes of the cactus fence.The story is our escort;without it,we are blind.Does the blind man own his escort?No,neither do we the story;rather,it is the story that owns us.
Chinua Achebe
I’m not a Method actor. I don’t believe acting should be psychodrama. I look within myself and see what I can find to play the role with. If I’m playing a blind man, I don’t go around blindfolded for days. A lot of good actors would, but I don’t go in for that very much. I like to just make it up as I go along.
John Malkovich
Oh, the twenties and the thirties were not otherwise designedThan other times when blind men into ditches led the blind,When the rich mouse ate the cheese and the poor mouse got the rind,And man, the self-destroyer, was not lucid in his mind.
William Plomer
I had plenty of pimples as a kid. One day I fell asleep in the library. When I woke up, a blind man was reading my face.
Rodney Dangerfield
After a rest in Edinburgh, where, passing a music-shop, I heard some blind man playing a mazurka of mine.
Frederic Chopin
A blind man can see how much I love you
Amy Bloom
My reality needs imagination like a bulb needs a socket. My imagination needs reality like a blind man needs a cane.
Tom Waits
Ma’am,” Augustus said, nodding toward her, “Your daughter’s car has just been deservingly egged by a blind man. Please close the door and go back inside or we’ll be forced to call the police.
John Green
A woman was taking a shower. There is a knock on the door. Who is it? Blind man! The woman opens the door. Where do you want these blinds, lady?
Henny Youngman
Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.
Arthur Schopenhauer
I am content to live it all again And yet again, if it be life to pitch Into the frog-spawn of a blind man’s ditch.
William Butler Yeats
Like a blind man at an orgy, I was going to have to feel my way through.
Leslie Nielsen
When we came to Iraq, we didn’t understand the complexity – what it meant for a society to live under a brutal dictatorship with ethnic and sectarian divisions. When we first got here, we made a lot of mistakes. We were like a blind man, trying to do the right thing but breaking a lot of things.
H. R. McMaster
Comes a Time when the blind man takes your hand says DON’T YOU SEE?
Robert Hunter
A depressing number of people seem to process everything literally. They are to wit as a blind man is to a forest, able to find every tree, but each one coming as a surprise.
Roger Ebert
He that boasts of his ancestors confesses that he has no virtue of his own. No person ever lived for our honor; nor ought that to be reputed ours, which was long before we had a being; for what advantage can it be to a blind man to know that his parents had good eyes? Does he see one whit the better?
Pierre Charron
Light means nothing to a blind man.
Aiden Wilson Tozer
This meeting was like many of the meetings that I would go to over the course of two years. The only way I can describe it is that, well, the president is like a blind man in a roomful of deaf people. There is no discernible connection.
Paul O’Neill
You had lots of visitors, but they were all quiet.” “Oh real funny. Tease the blind man.” ~Trella to Logan, pg. 114-115
Maria V. Snyder
In truth the most striking figure for the relation of the two is that of the strong blind man carrying the sighted lame man on his shoulders.
Arthur Schopenhauer
She sings the songs without words Songs that sailors, and blind men, and beggars have heard She knows more of love than the poets can say And her eyes are for something that won’t go away.
Harry Chapin
Mostly I straddle reality and the imagination. My reality needs imagination like a bulb needs a socket. My imagination needs reality like a blind man needs a cane.
Tom Waits
It hurts me to hear the tone in which the poor are condemned as “shiftless,” or “having a pauper spirit,” just as it would if a crowd mocked at a child for its weakness, or laughed at a lame man because he could not run, or a blind man because he stumbled.
Albion Fellows Bacon
The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision.
Henry A. Kissinger
Your desires and true beliefs have a way of playing blind man’s bluff. You must corner the inner facts.
David Seabury
Over time even two armed blind men in a room can do enormous damage to each other, not to speak of the room.
Henry A. Kissinger
The Buddhists have a story about blind men trying to describe an elephant by feeling it’s various parts, and each describes the elephant according to the part he touched.В  That is the way we can hope to know God.
Kent Nerburn
It is not difficult to censor foreign news. What is difficult today is to censor one’s own thoughts, To sit by and see the blind man On the sightless horse, riding into the bottomless abyss.
Lech Walesa
The touch of reality is salvation for the man who smothers amid forms and shadows. A blind man would rejoice in sight though his eyes opened on the carnage of a battlefield.
Oscar W. Firkins
A blind man can see what she feels for you and you for her. Your souls are not merely entwined; they are fused.
Melina Marchetta
In my mind I’m a blind man doin’ time.
Tupac Shakur
I feel more as if I’m shaping something with my hands. I feel as if I’ve always wanted to get to that state. Like a blind man in a dark room had some clay, what would he make? I end up with 2 or 3 forms on a canvas, but it gets very physical for me.
Philip Guston
Of all the causes which conspire to blind Man’s erring judgement, and misguide the mind, What the weak head with strongest bias rules, Is PRIDE, the never-failing vice of fools.
Alexander Pope
Fear of an enemy can often blind men to other hazards, not least the shape which they themselves make in the world.
Cormac McCarthy
There are those who’d rob a blind man of his eyelashes if they could.
There is a master way with words that cannot be learned but instead developed: a deaf man develops exceptional vision, a blind man exceptional hearing, a silent man, when given a piece of paper.
Criss Jami
A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn’t there.
Charles Darwin
The blindness of unbelievers in no way detracts from the clarity of the gospel; the sun is no less bright because blind men do not perceive its light.
John Calvin
Feeling and thinking are actually the blind man who carries the lame.
Franz Grillparzer