Observing Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Observing Quotes from famous authors such as Rainer Weiss, Maya Hawke, Devin Nunes, Hugh Leonard, Vir Das. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

Observing gravitational waves would yield an enormous amount of information about the phenomena of strong-field gravity. If we could detect black holes collide, that would be amazing.
Rainer Weiss
One thing I’ve learned from my parents and from observing all the artists I’ve been lucky enough to grow up around is that you’ve got to be brave.
Maya Hawke
Pointing out that overspending on public-employee benefits leads to fiscal instability does not mean that public employees are bad people or that they deserve to fall on hard times; it’s just observing a simple truth.
Devin Nunes
I feel like the writer observing the grief, but it is difficult to be detached from it.
Hugh Leonard
A stand-up comedian will never be the life of a party. Instead, he will be the guy who is standing at a corner and observing people.
Vir Das
I like jokes, but Ray and I, we never did jokes. We weren’t in that line of humor. We each contributed our own kind of observations. I’m glad to have people look at and laugh at and respect and get some creative juice out of what we did by observing.
Bob Elliott
In the city, you’re always looking around, observing everything. In some neighborhoods, your life can depend on it. The details change constantly.
Mark Bradford
Our robots are signing up for online learning. After decades of attempts to program robots to perform complex tasks like flying helicopters or surgical suturing, the new approach is based on observing and recording the motions of human experts as they perform these feats.
Ken Goldberg
I’ve always found that I personally love to observe things, and I’m good at observing things.
Jamie Johnson
I could never call myself an atheist; my parents could, quite happily. I always felt like there was a little bit more out there, and was always into observing the world from a slightly more spiritual, as opposed to scientific, perspective.
Alex Clare
The human mind evolved always in the company of the human body, and of the animal body before it was human. The intricate connections of mind and body must exceed our imagination, as from our point of view we are peculiarly prevented from observing them.
John Desmond Bernal
I like being able to go to the cinema and sit and spend time observing something without thinking about plot or what one character is saying. I feel like I’m able to connect on a much more profound level.
David Lowery
Ramadan is an important part of Islam, and when you are observing it, God is happy with you and you have to have a big celebration.
Kolo Toure
Observing humans and observing oneself yields a clear-minded starting point for literature.
Gao Xingjian
I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight.
Venerable Bede
We are determined that our nation shall cease to be a burden on other countries but shall contribute positively to world prosperity, while observing fully the fair trade practices in international commerce.
Shigeru Yoshida
Reading is a technology for perspective-taking. When someone else’s thoughts are in your head, you are observing the world from that person’s vantage point.
Steven Pinker
Art is observing society around you, representing it through your eyes.
Mark Foster
When you cover someone day in and day out, you start observing their habits or how and when they respond well.
Margaret Brennan
It is possible to interpret without observing, but not to observe without interpreting.
Mason Cooley
I believe in observing and absorbing life.
Ranvir Shorey
I began observing, making paintings of my surroundings, taking a vow of silence, listening, composing music, writing, and making time for formal education. Then I started telling stories.
John Francis
With ‘The Chi,’ it’s me observing my own city and also pulling some things from themes I’ve dealt with in my life.
Lena Waithe
When two people are paying close attention to each other, check out the others in the group and see who’s observing. Human dynamics are amazing, but so much that you might learn is subconscious interplay.
Steven Erikson
My fascination with letting images repeat and repeat – or in film’s case ‘run on’ – manifests my belief that we spend much of our lives seeing without observing.
Andy Warhol
You can learn so much just by observing.
Jessica Williams
I am observing that to become an actor, people say, they want to join gym. Why join a gym? Why don’t you join an institute where they teach you how to act?
Rishi Kapoor
It’s been a habit of mine since childhood to always be looking around. When I go shopping, I have more fun observing the town than shopping.
Akira Toriyama
In the midst of observing the world and coming to consciousness, I was becoming a writer, and what I wanted to put on the page were the stories of people who looked like me.
Jacqueline Woodson
I want the camerawork to fit the narrative and tell the story from the point of view of the character, but sometimes, to be interacting with the sensations of the story, you almost become like a ghost, you know? Like, someone that is floating, observing, not really judging what’s going on.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Observing is really the fuel to innovating, ultimately.
Mark Parker
I’m good at observing people, physical stuff, which leant itself to acting.
Bradley Walsh
You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
Eric Hoffer
When I was a youngster, Praveen Kumar was in the same club as me, and because we are similar bowlers, I learnt a lot from him. We used to have conversations, but not a lot. What was very helpful was observing what he was bowling, the kind of fields he had, and what his thinking was.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Many are observing Ferguson and witnessing the anger, demonstrations, looting and vandalism and calling for quiet. But quiet isn’t enough. The absence of noise isn’t the presence of justice – and we must demand justice in Ferguson and the other ‘Fergusons’ around America.
Jesse Jackson
I don’t really want to be in the business of observing conversations.
Brian Acton
For me the march was a labor – a labor of love – but I was busy handing out flyers for the National Association of Black Social Workers, so I really wasn’t standing in the crowd listening and observing. I was busy.
Andre Braugher
I have always had a very busy life. The difference is that a lot more people are helping advise me what to do, and a lot more people are observing what I do. But in terms of time and working schedule, it is not that different from my normal working week.
Jeremy Corbyn
Inspiration comes from everywhere. From life, observing people, etc. From movies and books you love. From research.
Holly Black
I’d say the best way to train someone is to remember that you have two ears and one mouth, and use them in that ratio. That’s hard to do, and ultimately what we’ve learned is how many false positives you get from listening to what someone says they’re going to do instead of observing what they actually do.
Brad D. Smith
‘The Company’ was interesting. I didn’t love it, although it might be compelling to someone who isn’t a dancer. There wasn’t a lot of dialogue, and you were just kind of observing the creative process of choreography and in class.
Misty Copeland
I’ve developed a habit of people-watching. In Paris, I love watching all kinds of people walking by from my apartment terrace, and while I’m traveling the world, I enjoy observing all the people in airports.
Jeanne Damas
I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.
Charles Darwin
In our will, there lives something which is perpetually observing us inwardly. It is easy to look upon this inner spectator as something intended to be taken pictorially; the spiritual investigator knows it to be a reality, just as sense-perceptible objects are realities.
Rudolf Steiner
At present, I am mainly observing the physical motion of mountains, water, trees and flowers. One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body, of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants.
Egon Schiele
I started out as an impressionist and that’s all about observing – how people move, their voice quality, their attitudes and quirks.
Eddie Murphy
I’ve always really been interested in observing people’s postures, the way they speak with their hands, the way they communicate things with their body language.
Christine and the Queens
What’s exciting about theatre is observing human behaviour. You’re constantly making judgments about body language, the physical, the emotional, the intellectual.
Hattie Morahan
There’s a natural set of constraints with mobile phones that force you to be a better photographer by acknowledging and observing the world around you.
Kevin Systrom
As an artist, you’re just observing the world around you. So much is overwhelming and it’s all so inescapable that it can’t all speak to general cultural statements.
Laura Jane Grace
I’m an actor, and I keep observing people and their reactions to figure out what they are thinking. There’s only so much you can do on your own, so you have to keep learning. Art imitates life.
Preity Zinta
Since most of ‘Mean Girls’ consists of the outsider Cady observing the tribal rites of her new setting and laying it all out in narration, this movie is just like home for the meticulous and ruthless deadpan that Ms. Fey has perfected for the satirical ‘S.N.L.’ newscast in which she and Jimmy Fallon are the anchors.
Elvis Mitchell
Warhol was the ultimate voyeur, constantly observing people through the lens. He watched and listened, but did not participate. Behind the camera, Warhol was in control.
Alison Jackson
I think Donald knows climate change is a serious threat – but he only cares about protecting his luxury coastal properties, not the rest of America. Observing his actions as they relate to his business interests offers the best insight into the man behind the bluster.
Tom Steyer
I believe it’s worth observing terrible things people have done as clearly and rationally as we can to show that our monsters are not caricatures.
Jason Clarke
I think of myself as an Indian comedian, but I’ve had British and American schooling. I always had this feeling of not fitting in anywhere, of observing situations from the outside.
Vir Das
The most ordinary conditions for observing sailing birds are then the wind and sea are both aft.
Lawrence Hargrave
A multitude of bees can tell the time of day, calculate the geometry of the sun’s position, argue about the best location for the next swarm. Bees do a lot of close observing of other bees; maybe they know what follows stinging and do it anyway.
Lewis Thomas
When I used to work in television, a tip was rather than looking down the barrel of the camera and imagine people watching, which is terrifying, imagine your most discerning friend observing you, and imagine you’re just talking to them.
Alexa Chung
I think that, in the end, the military behavior and intelligence services are not very different from each other. It’s an attitude of hunters; they’re observing the prey.
Edgar Ramirez
Just observing – that’s the best skill of all for an actor!
Richard McCabe
Personally, I am not so affected by my environment. What I build in the creative process is not necessarily connected to what I am physically in contact with. I am always observing everything, but it will not necessarily have a direct impact on what I do.
Olivier Theyskens
I often work and write in coffee shops, observing the baristas and eavesdropping on interesting conversations.
Christina Baker Kline
We’re always observing, and we’re cautious people. We really want attention, but at the same time, we’re ashamed of wanting attention. All those bizarre qualities of being outside are necessary for being a writer.
Min Jin Lee
You see a virus very differently when it’s caught and suspended on a slab of glass than when you’re observing how it’s ravaged a fellow human being.
Hanya Yanagihara
I don’t think that somebody who is observing or predicting behavior should also be participating in the ‘experiment.’
Nate Silver
The idea behind reinforcement learning is you don’t necessarily know the actions you might take, so you explore the sequence of actions you should take by taking one that you think is a good idea and then observing how the world reacts. Like in a board game where you can react to how your opponent plays.
Jeff Dean
Being a young black man, observing and sensing the need for race equality and women’s rights, I wrote about what was important to me.
Curtis Mayfield
Paradoxically, those who call for family values also tout the wonders of an unregulated market without observing the subtle cultural links between the family they seek to regulate and the market they hold free.
Arlie Russell Hochschild
Only by observing this condition would the results of our work be regarded as fully conclusive and as having elucidated the normal course of the phenomena.
Ivan Pavlov
I learned to basically pull my own weight, just do my own thing. I spent a lot of time alone and I loved it. It was actually really great because to the present day I love spending time alone. I go bicycling alone, go climbing alone and I just love being with myself and observing myself and learning something.
Sebastian Thrun
I learned that the majority of the time, simplicity is the best way to go about things as you peel away the layers… that’s when you start finding the gold… I can’t say that was from my own acting. That was from observing actors like John Spencer and Martin Sheen… I had a chance just to observe.
Dule Hill
I had to do a lot of preparation for ‘Kaaka Muttai.’ I had to literally spend every night and morning in the slums, observing the life of people there, and work on my diction.
Aishwarya Rajesh
Only by observing the laws of nature can mankind avoid costly blunders in its exploitation. Any harm we inflict on nature will eventually return to haunt us. This is a reality we have to face.
Xi Jinping
I love reading people. I really enjoy watching, observing, and being able to figure out a person, the reason they wore that dress, the reason they smell the way they do.
I’m a big fan of the Mass Effect games, and that’s all about social manipulation and observing people and alliances and relationships.
Jonathan Nolan
I like observing intelligent people who have expertise in areas I’m mostly ignorant about.
Lisa Hanawalt
I love documentaries, I like observing real people.
Tracey Ullman
I live in Paris, a city where you have a lot of stylish women, so I learned a lot by observing the women in the street. But my mother was always a big influence as well; she is always very feminine in high heels and perfectly cut dresses, with perfect makeup but never too much.
Jeanne Damas
I think in many ways, I’m sort of a blank canvas, because in many ways, I’m just observing the world and the people around me and their characters and letting them kind of explode off me and to find out why they’re doing what they’re doing. But then every once in awhile, I get to take on a whole new character.
Danny Pudi
I think everyone in high school at one point feels like they’re on the outside observing what’s going on. Even if you’re very popular, you have an outsider experience.
Alden Ehrenreich
In some ways. I always feel between worlds, between cultures, and I think that’s not necessarily a bad place for a writer to be. Writers are kind of on the fringe anyway, observing, writing things down. I’m still mostly American, but it’s a nice tension.
Patrick Ness
I was always observing my siblings and hearing stories about their lives that turned out to be helpful as an actress.
Blake Lively
I was really interested in observing people. From a young age, I wouldn’t listen to what an adult was saying – I was obsessed with other people’s body language.
Alex Sharp
I should point out, however, that at first some difficulty was experienced in observing the phenomena predicted by the theory, owing to the extreme smallness of the variations in the period of oscillation.
Pieter Zeeman
I tend to make movies about my peer group. I couldn’t see myself now going back and making a movie about a bunch of college kids, necessarily. I kind of always operate in the things I’m observing around me, whether it’s friends having babies now in my life or what have you.
Todd Phillips
I love the line of Flaubert about observing things very intensely. I think our duty as writers begins not with our own feelings, but with the powers of observing.
Mary Oliver
I’m just observing the world. I was born into it, like you were, and then I found out there were some really disturbing aspects to being alive, like the fact that you weren’t going to be alive forever – that bothered me.
David Cronenberg
I’ve always felt like I was observing everything, like I’m just looking out of the window, peeping how everybody is living and just penning about it, so I made the album about that concept.
Brent Faiyaz
To me, comedy is just twisting reality. It’s commenting or observing or twisting life.
Steven Wright
I just like observing people – it’s something I’ve done ever since I was a kid, and I got really good at it. That’s a big part of why I became a comedian. My audience is filled with every kind of person you can imagine, and I love that.
Ellen DeGeneres
Cats do this thing with their faces where they’re so still, but they have this almost magnetic connection to anything they’re observing.
Emma Corrin
I think that’s something that people don’t realize enough about when they get into comedy – it’s not just about sitting back and observing and saying something funny.
Brett Gelman
I think you can tell a lot about people if you observe them as they’re observing.
Yorgos Lanthimos
The possibility of observing the developments of the psychical life of the child as natural phenomena and experimental reactions transforms the school itself in action into a kind of scientific laboratory for the psychogenetic study of man.
Maria Montessori
Adrian Leon LeBlanc, my dad and my namesake, his keen joy in observing people and the world is the reason I became a journalist.
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
I never thought I could learn much from a dog or cat. They sleep when we sleep. They eat when we eat. I’m into observing animals being as wild as they can be in a captive environment.
Dominic Monaghan
Chhath is made up of two Hindi words – ‘Chah,’ indicating six stages and ‘Hath’ representing the act of austerity. The vratti observing this strict fast is believed to acquire solar energy in six different stages. It is one of the most scientific puja known to mankind and offers a host of health benefits.
Amrapali Gupta
It would seem that the ant works its way tentatively, and, observing where it fails, tries another place and succeeds.
Richard Jefferies
People are not wrong in observing Caste. In my view, what is wrong is their religion, which has inculcated this notion of Caste. If this is correct, then obviously the enemy, you must grapple with is not the people who observe Caste, but the Shastras which teach them this religion of Caste.
B. R. Ambedkar
No one familiar with the common law of England can read the Constitution of the United States without observing the great desire of the Convention which framed that instrument to make it conform as far as possible with that law.
Samuel Freeman Miller
The bottom line is that finding orphan planets – small, faint, and located who-knows-where – is not for the faint of heart. The task is comparable to observing a match flame at the distance of Pluto. The WISE satellite, a hi-tech, space-based infrared telescope especially suited for such work, has found only a few.
Seth Shostak
I’d like to pretend to be all Olympian and above it, as if this is a phenomenon I’m observing from a great height, nothing to do with my own behavior at all – but the fact is I’m absolutely one of those people in the cafe staring at my phone.
John Lanchester
The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone, is really, if physics is to be believed, observing the effects of the stone upon himself.
Bertrand Russell
I do think observing is important in learning.
Roger Deakins
In a lifetime of observing and participating in political debate, I have seen a lot of meanness.
Dennis Prager
A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of bees, will often be stung for his curiosity.
Alexander Pope
Pleasant speech yields joy to all, and observing this, is there any need for unpleasant speech?
Being a showrunner is doing a bit of everything. It’s not just writing. It’s also management: managing actors, managing producers, managing a crew, being kind to people, being a good boss, observing deadlines.
Courtney A. Kemp
I never studied directing and I never really thought about doing it, and then I just found myself in that situation and tried it. I like to be observing everything else, and I get self-conscious in front of the camera.
Sofia Coppola
A lot of being a comedian is about observing people.
Anh Do
Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion. This is not a function of any other art.
The limelight is a tricky place, because you can’t believe what’s going on around you. You stop observing. You stop perceiving. You stop extending yourself, and you become isolated.
Vera Farmiga
The best preparation for acting is life – observing life and people and observing yourself. All that becomes your library. So when you have to research a part, a scene or an emotion, you go into the library and get what you need.
Kate Capshaw
Facebook was founded on February 4, 2004. On February 5, we were feeling pretty confident, even from observing the first few hours of usage. Students used it like crazy. They’d sign up then spend the next 3-4 hours on it. Then we’d go to lecture hall and see it on every computer screen there.
Dustin Moskovitz
With the sugar market hysteria, the people are obviously worried and expect higher inflation. When this hysteria subsides, which we’re probably observing, then I hope that people will also get less worried about the future of inflation.
Marek Belka
Asymmetric balance creates greater reader interest. Pleasure derived from observing asymmetrical arrangements lies partly in overcoming resistances, which, consciously or not, the spectator adjusts in his own mind.
Paul Rand
As a novelist, you deepen your characters as you go, adding layers. As a reporter, you try to peel layers away: observing subjects enough to get beneath the surface, re-questioning a source to find the facts. But these processes aren’t so different.
Amy Waldman
As a filmmaker, I believe in trying to make movies that invite the audience to be part of the film; in other words, there are some films where I’m just a spectator and am simply observing from the front seat. What I try to do is draw the audience into the film and have them participate in what’s happening onscreen.
Peter Jackson
A lot of cable television is shot on a single camera. Our eyes are more trained to that. It takes the camera off the crane, away from observing the action, to becoming a character in the story along with everyone else. People are getting used to that.
A. J. Bowen
For an actor, it is necessary to vegetate and look for inspiration. I get that from travelling, meeting people, and observing things around me. I bring back my energy by gaining different experiences.
Radhika Apte
If you’re not observing the world around you, in some sense you’re not really an artist because then that means you’re just replicating other people’s stuff, or, I don’t even know what you’re doing.
Neill Blomkamp
If you start out with a little telescope observing the stars and you keep at it over the years, as I have, it’s kind of a dream to one day have an observatory where you can always go and use the telescope conveniently.
Tim Ferriss
Sometimes you can fail in an experiment. But if you fail, you still don’t stop observing that thing, looking for a better way.
William Kamkwamba
I spent my entire childhood observing people. I still do.
Elif Safak
A lot of human learning comes from unsupervised learning where you’re just sort of observing the world around you and understanding how things behave.
Jeff Dean
TV’s a wonderful medium: this intimate way of observing how a successful family operates and deals with each other.
Holly Marie Combs
An actress spends a lifetime observing people. You build up a mental library. No, not a library. Make that a repository.
Marian Seldes
I wrote ‘Evil Spider’ about wanting someone that’s already taken. I guess it was based on a personal experience, but I went a lil extreme on the theme… me being a spider trying to snare someone. In real life, I was just observing!
I look like I’m not listening, but I’m actually listening. I like listening to everything, observing everybody, just taking everything in, and then, in my mind, figuring out what’s good for me and what’s bad for me.
Joel Embiid
I love observing people. Each face tells so many stories. It lets me understand emotions, and that, in turn, helps me apply my skills as an actor.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui