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Eloquence of the Eye

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2013 by stevemccurry

The soul has an interpreter – often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter – in the eye.
- Charlotte Bronte

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Sanaa, Yemen

The eyes have one language everywhere.
- Proverb

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India

 

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Peshawar, Pakistan

The eye is the jewel of the body.
- Henry David Thoreau

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Peshawar, Pakistan

Almost nothing need be said when you have eyes.
 – Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian Poet

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Omo Valley, Ethiopia

The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me;
my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.
- Meister Eckhart,  1259 – 1327

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Girl in Kandahar orphanage, Afghanistan

These eyes tell the stories of children around the world.
They speak of war, deprivation, and loss.

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Rajasthan, India

 

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Umbria, Italy

From women’s eyes this doctrine I derive:
They sparkle still the right Promethean fire;
They are the books, the arts, the academes,
That show, contain and nourish all the world.
-  William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost

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Rajasthan, India

The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Rajasthan, India

There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.
- G. K. Chesterton

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Lhasa, Tibet

 

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Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

The eyes speak of things we dare not say.

Boy covered in red powder participates in the Festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, marking the birthday of the elephant headed deity Lord Ganesh, son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, and one of Hinduism's most popular deities. Praying to Ganesh during the festival is

India

 

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Bagan, Burma

 

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Cambodia

 

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Pakistan

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
-Henri Bergson

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Niger

The eyes are the most powerful social signalers that we have and hence are
sometimes called the windows of the soul.
- Glen Wilson

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India

The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 – 43 BCE

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Srinagar, Kashmir

Eyes are more accurate witnesses than ears.
- Heraclitus of Ephesus, 535 – c. 475 BCE

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Yangon, Burma

 

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United States

 

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Lourdes, France

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to
look through each other’s eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

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Colombia

Eyes have their own universal language, and no
interpreter is needed.

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Afghan refugee in Baluchistan, Pakistan

 

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Mali

The eyes can do a thousand things that fingers can not.
- Persian Proverb

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Afghanistan

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Mali

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