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Quotes are very useful to me as they help me explain certain points in writing,  helps bring the readers attention to the message of the writing, and also assist in emphasising the important points. Perhaps a quote will really sums up the entire message of my writing. I find that quotes can be really beautiful and meaningful. I often go on GoodReads or Brainyquote to search for good quotes. For me, some quotes sound poetic with mysterious underlying meanings which you have to read deeper into to find out it’s hidden message.

Below are a collection of quotes I have gathered through reading books from the library and online research.  There were many books I couldn’t obtain physically, so I used Google Books which proved to be very useful indeed. I have already begun using some of these quotes in my dissertation

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We live in a visual intensive society.

– Paul Martin Lester, 2006

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The greatest thing a human soul can do is to see something…To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion, all in one.”

John Ruskin, 1819-1900

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Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!

Leonardo Da Vinci, 1452-1519

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A mind that works primarily with meanings must have organs that supply it with forms.”

Suzanne Langer, 1895-1985

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The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but no vision.”

Helen Keller, 1880-1968

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There is more to seeing than simply sensing imagery. Seeing is also dependent upon memory and one’s ability to interpret said imagery.”

Aldous Huxley, 1894 –1963

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There is more to visual communications therefore than simply making an image for the eyes to perceive, it has to accommodate the mind of the person being communicated to. That is to say you are not merely making something to be perceived when visually communicating, you are fundamentally making something to be thought about.”

Aldous Huxley, 1894 –1963

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The more you know the more you see, but the converse is also true, the more you see the more you know.”

Aldous Huxley, 1894 –1963

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Within your visual communication there will inevitably be some information or meaning beyond the image itself for the person seeing to find. This makes visual communication a very powerful tool, by influencing what people see, you influence what they know, and by influencing what they know you further influence what they see.

Aldous Huxley, 1894 –1963

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Seeing is not just what allows us to appreciate art but is in itself an art constantly and necessarily performed by all people whether they realize it or not.”

Aldous Huxley, 1894 –1963

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The art of seeing is like the other fundamental or primary physical skills, such as talking, walking and using the hands.”

Aldous Huxley, 1894 –1963

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Perception is determined by memory.”

Aldous Huxley, 1894 –1963

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Closely related to memory is imagination, which is the power of recombining memories in novel ways, so as to make mental constructions different from anything actually experienced in the past. The extent to which perception and, consequently, vision are dependent upon memory and imagination is a matter of everyday experience.”

Aldous Huxley, 1894 –1963

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That mysterious artist was truly gifted with the vision that perceives the Dharma-Body as the hedge at the bottom of the garden.”

Aldous Huxley, 1894 –1963

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There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.”

Aldous Huxley, 1894 –1963

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When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story’s voice makes everything its own.”

John Berger, 1926

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Whenever the intensity of looking reaches a certain degree, one becomes aware of an equally intense energy coming towards one through the appearance of whatever it is one is scrutinising.”

John Berger, 1926

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The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight.”

John Berger, 1926

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Images are the most powerful communicator we have.”

– John Berger, 1926

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Images speaks louder than words.” (Known)

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A picture says a thousand words.”

– Napoleon Bonaparte,  1769 -1821

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Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognises before it can speak. But there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain the world with words, but words can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it. The relation between what we know and what we see is never settled.”

– John Berger, 1926

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Yet this seeing which comes before words, and can never be quite covered by them, is not a question of mechanically reacting to stimuli. We see what we look at, To look is an act of choice. As a result of this act, what we see is brought within our reach- though not necessarily within arm’s reach. We can never look at just one thing; we are always looking at the relation between things and ourselves.”

– John Berger, 1926

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References:
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Visual Communication: Images with Messages – Paul Martin Lester – Google Books. 2013. Visual Communication: Images with Messages – Paul Martin Lester – Google Books. [ONLINE] Available at:http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=6oibH9roTmkC&printsec=frontcover&dq=paul+lester+visual+communication+with+messages+pdf&hl=en&sa=X&ei=8LRuUvr1E8bN0QW794HACQ&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=true. [Accessed 04 November 2013].
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John Ruskin Quotes (Author of The Seven Lamps of Architecture). 2013.John Ruskin Quotes (Author of The Seven Lamps of Architecture). [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1606.John_Ruskin. [Accessed 04 November 2013].
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Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes! – Leonardo da Vinci at BrainyQuote . 2013. Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes! – Leonardo da Vinci at BrainyQuote . [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/l/leonardoda384178.html. [Accessed 04 November 2013].
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Visual Communication: Images with Messages – Paul Martin Lester – Google Books. 2013. Visual Communication: Images with Messages – Paul Martin Lester – Google Books. [ONLINE] Available at:http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=6oibH9roTmkC&printsec=frontcover&dq=paul+lester+visual+communication+with+messages+pdf&hl=en&sa=X&ei=8LRuUvr1E8bN0QW794HACQ&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=true. [Accessed 04 November 2013].
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Visual Communication: Images with Messages – Paul Martin Lester – Google Books. 2013. Visual Communication: Images with Messages – Paul Martin Lester – Google Books. [ONLINE] Available at:http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=6oibH9roTmkC&printsec=frontcover&dq=paul+lester+visual+communication+with+messages+pdf&hl=en&sa=X&ei=8LRuUvr1E8bN0QW794HACQ&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=true. [Accessed 04 November 2013].
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Aldous Huxley’s The Art of Seeing. 2013. Aldous Huxley’s The Art of Seeing. [ONLINE] Available at: http://artofseeingalduoshuxley.webs.com/. [Accessed 04 November 2013].
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Aldous Huxley’s The Art of Seeing. 2013. Aldous Huxley’s The Art of Seeing. [ONLINE] Available at: http://artofseeingalduoshuxley.webs.com/. [Accessed 04 November 2013].
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Aldous Huxley’s The Art of Seeing. 2013. Aldous Huxley’s The Art of Seeing. [ONLINE] Available at: http://artofseeingalduoshuxley.webs.com/. [Accessed 04 November 2013].
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Aldous Huxley’s The Art of Seeing. 2013. Aldous Huxley’s The Art of Seeing. [ONLINE] Available at: http://artofseeingalduoshuxley.webs.com/. [Accessed 04 November 2013].
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Aldous Huxley’s The Art of Seeing. 2013. Aldous Huxley’s The Art of Seeing. [ONLINE] Available at: http://artofseeingalduoshuxley.webs.com/. [Accessed 04 November 2013].
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Aldous Huxley’s The Art of Seeing. 2013. Aldous Huxley’s The Art of Seeing. [ONLINE] Available at: http://artofseeingalduoshuxley.webs.com/. [Accessed 04 November 2013].
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Aldous Huxley’s The Art of Seeing. 2013. Aldous Huxley’s The Art of Seeing. [ONLINE] Available at: http://artofseeingalduoshuxley.webs.com/. [Accessed 04 November 2013].
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Aldous Huxley’s The Art of Seeing. 2013. Aldous Huxley’s The Art of Seeing. [ONLINE] Available at: http://artofseeingalduoshuxley.webs.com/. [Accessed 04 November 2013].
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Aldous Huxley’s The Art of Seeing. 2013. Aldous Huxley’s The Art of Seeing. [ONLINE] Available at: http://artofseeingalduoshuxley.webs.com/. [Accessed 04 November 2013].
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John Berger, 2009. Ways of Seeing. Edition. Penguin Group(CA).
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John Berger, 2009. Ways of Seeing. Edition. Penguin Group(CA).
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John Berger, 2009. Ways of Seeing. Edition. Penguin Group(CA).
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John Berger, 2009. Ways of Seeing. Edition. Penguin Group(CA).
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A picture is worth a thousand words. – Napoleon Bonaparte at BrainyQuote . 2013. A picture is worth a thousand words. – Napoleon Bonaparte at BrainyQuote . [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/n/napoleonbo100895.html. [Accessed 04 November 2013].
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John Berger, 2009. Ways of Seeing. Edition. Penguin Group(CA).
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John Berger, 2009. Ways of Seeing. Edition. Penguin Group(CA).
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John Berger, 2009. Ways of Seeing. Edition. Penguin Group(CA).
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