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Optics Quotes by Christopher Wren, Walter Benjamin, Alexander Pope, Steve Jurvetson, Hannah More, Lennart Nilsson and many others.

In things to be seen at once, much variety makes confusion, another vice of beauty. In things that are not seen at once, and have no respect one to another, great variety is commendable, provided this variety transgress not the rules of optics and geometry.
Christopher Wren
The camera introduces us to unconscious optics as does psychoanalysis to unconscious impulses.
Walter Benjamin
Why has not Man a microscopic eye? For this plain reason, Man is not a Fly. Say what the use, were finer optics giv’n, T’ inspect a mite, not comprehend the heav’n.
Alexander Pope
When you lower the cost of access to space, a boom of innovation follows, just as low-cost fiber optics paved the way for the Internet and the cloud services that followed.
Steve Jurvetson
it may be in morals as it is in optics, the eye and the object may come too close to each other, to answer the end of vision. There are certain faults which press too near our self-love to be even perceptible to us.
Hannah More
There is a new way with very very tiny fiber optics, which give an enormous high resolution. There are many many thousand fibers, very very close together with a very small diameter.
Lennart Nilsson
The sins we do, people behold with optics,
Which shew them ten times more than common vices,
And often multiply them.
John William Fletcher
We designed a number of features from the ground up, like custom display and optics technology with very high refresh rates and pixel density. We added integrated 3-D audio, a built-in microphone so you can speak to friends inside virtual worlds, and precise mechanical adjustment systems.
Brendan Iribe
Phase contrast was not discovered while working with a microscope, but in a different part of optics.
Frits Zernike
In our judgment of human transactions, the law of optics is reversed; we see the most indistinctly the objects which are close around us.
Richard Whately
In fiber optics, the cable is a light pipe or waveguide, into which you inject light. If a finger presses on the pipe, it disrupts that light within the waveguide.
Jefferson Han
In ‘A Poetics of Optics,’ Equi writes that ‘all images bank on alchemy.’ This idea captures her fundamental sense of poetry as turning common material into something rare and valuable.
Floyd Skloot
If I want to make people moved or cry in a film, I figure out what the room looks like, what the people are wearing, what time of day it is, what the light is, how to photograph it, where to put the camera. It involves optics and costume design and set design and architecture.
Sydney Pollack
The idea that we criminalize fellow human beings based on optics, based on the need to progress in politics and gain power, and for economic reasons and financial reasons, for financial gains, and we throw out humanization for criminalization.
Ava DuVernay
Only a fool would leave the enjoyment of rainbows to the opticians. Or give the science of optics the last word on the matter.
Edward Abbey
My mom is a science teacher in high school, and one of my brothers works in optics at Bell Labs, and so I was always surrounded by it.
Anthony Doerr
Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light.
Claude Debussy
Because I come from that old-school optics environment, I know stuff about depth of field and camera movement and things that are not necessarily a part of the curriculum for people who started on a box and have never done anything that wasn’t on a box.
John Dykstra
There are a multitude of allied branches of knowledge connected with mans condition; the relation of these to political economy is analogous to the connexion of mechanics, astronomy, optics, sound, heat, and every other branch more or less of physical science, with pure mathematics.
William Stanley Jevons
I think that first-person narration is very characteristic of contemporary optics, in which the individual performs the role of subjective center of the world.
Olga Tokarczuk
Descartes constructed as noble a road of science, from the point at which he found geometry to that to which he carried it, as Newton himself did after him. … He carried this spirit of geometry and invention into optics, which under him became a completely new art.
Optimism and pessimism are mere matters of optics, of how you look at things, and that can change from day to day, or with a new prescription for your glasses – or with a new set of ideological filters.
George Weigel