The greatest magnifying glasses in the world are a man's own eyes when they look upon his own person.— Alexander Pope
Fantastic Magnifying Glass quotations
It doesn't matter if the glass is half empty or half full. Be grateful that you have a glass, and there is something in it.
In play, the child is always behaving beyond his age, above his usual everyday behaviour; in play he is, as it were, a head above himself. Play contains in a concentrated form, as in the focus of a magnifying glass, all developmental tendencies; it is as if the child tries to jump above his usual level.
My passions, concentrated on a single point, resemble the rays of a sun assembled by a magnifying glass: they immediately set fire to whatever object they find in their way.
Spilling a glass of wine is the adult equivalent of letting of go a balloon.
I want to get a vending machine, with fun sized candy bars, and the glass in front is a magnifying glass. You'll be mad, but it will be too late.
When I was little, I would burn ants with a magnifying glass.
But now that I'm older, I'm more of a cat guy.
I learned that danger is relative, and the inexperience can be a magnifying glass.
Temptation is God's magnifying glass; it shows us how much work he has left to do in our lives.
A ship's engine far away on the water expands the summer-night horizon.
Both joy and sorrow swell in the dew's magnifying glass. Without really knowing, we divine; our life has a sister ship, following quietly another route. While the sun blazes behind the islands.
A poor self-image is the magnifying glass that can transform a trivial mistake or an imperfection into an overwhelming symbol of personal defeat.
Lies are ants, the truth is the sun, and questions are a magnifying glass waiting to be picked up by the curious.
The only line that's wrong in Shakespeare is 'holding a mirror up to nature.
' You hold a magnifying glass up to nature. As an actor you just enlarge it enough so that your audience can identify with the situation. If it were a mirror, we would have no art.
It's only when you look at an ant through a magnifying glass on a sunny day that you realize how often they burst into flames.
Sometimes I think I was making music through the wrong end of a magnifying glass.
The lens of fear magnifies the size of uncertainty.
Here are poems from a new generation of writers who honor the magnetic fields of the real; who feel and think with full and open-eyed passion; who focus heat as the magnifying glass focuses sun: until the paper catches. Read them.
Jealousy sees things always with magnifying glasses which make little things large, of dwarfs giants, of suspicions truths.
One who hates is a man holding a magnifying-glass, and when he hates someone, he knows precisely that person's surface, from the soles of his feet all the way up to each hair on the hated head
I don't know how to have a normal relationship because I try to act normal and love from a normal place and live a normal life, but there is sort of an abnormal magnifying glass, like telescope lens, on everything that happens.
Instead of getting an iPad, I now use my iPhone with a giant magnifying glass attached to my face.
I watched TV religiously when I was a kid, but nowadays - with the Internet - there's so many people writing about TV on the Internet, that everything's sort of under a magnifying glass.
Flowers construct the most charming geometries: circles like the sun, ovals, cones, curlicues and a variety of triangular eccentricities, which when viewed with the eye of a magnifying glass seem a Lilliputian frieze of psychedelic silhouettes.
Without goals our efforts may be scattered and unproductive.
Affection should not be too sharp eyed, and love is not made by magnifying glasses.
Nothing is more humbling than to look with a strong magnifying glass at an insect so tiny that the naked eye sees only the barest speck and to discover that nevertheless it is sculpted and articulated and striped with the same care and imagination.
Often I'd take out my magnifying glass and stare into the chaos that was her face.
The difference between film and theater is that in film, an actor is sort of under a magnifying glass and everything that they do, just the smallest movement, is very detectible.
Shards of glass can cut and wound or magnify a vision.
The splinter in your eye is the best magnifying-glass.
The analysis of concepts is for the understanding nothing more than what the magnifying glass is for sight.
Maybe I'm an open book, or maybe love is like a magnifying glass straight into the souls of those who own your heart.
A good deal of editing a manuscript looks like mechanical work, as if anyone with time on their hands and a magnifying glass could do it. But at a certain point, you need a strong interpretive conviction and, as you say, an "intangible" relationship to what you are doing.
Failure is life's magnifying glass.
In public, I hardly ever show feelings.
That's what happens when everything you do is put under a magnifying glass. But if you've spent some time hiding behind your public mask, and you're back in your own environment, then all that suppressed emotions still has to be set loose. As a result you are going to behave like a nutcase. I think thats why so many people who are famous go nuts.
Drama is drama, and it's really... if it's something small, you put a magnifying glass up to it; if it's something big, you use a wide lens.
Love has a way of showing you to yourself, whether through satisfaction or humiliation. It hovers over you like a magnifying glass you cannot escape, intensifying the slightest feelings of either delight or shame. No other experience makes so obvious the realities of both heaven and hell.