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All my work comes from perceiving. I kept seeing things that were brooding in me. Im not a geometric artist.
— Ellsworth Kelly —

12. To these belong his statement that there will be a period of some thousand years after the resurrection of the dead, and that the kingdom of Christ will be set up in material form on this very earth. I suppose he got these ideas through a misunderstanding of the apostolic accounts, not perceiving that the things said by them were spoken mystically in figures. 13. For he appears to have been of very limited understanding, as one can see from his discourses. But it was due to him that so many of the Church Fathers after him adopted a like opinion, urging in their own support the antiquity of the man; as for instance Irenæus and any one else that may have proclaimed similar views.

— Eusebius

In the end, we self-perceiving, self-inventing, locked-in mirages are little miracles of self-reference.

— Douglas R. Hofstadter

In the perception of a tree we can distinguish the act of experiencing, or perceiving, from the thing experienced, or perceived.

— Samuel Alexander

Poetry's work is not simply the recording of inner or outer perception; it makes by words and music new possibilities of perceiving

— Jane Hirshfield

[E]very person perceives the world differently. So essentially, there are six billion human versions of reality on this planet, each perceiving its own truth.

— Bruce H. Lipton

Belief in an external world independent of the perceiving subject is the basis of all natural science.

— Albert Einstein

Without perceiving things through the old filter of past conditioning and conceptualization, one can sense the universe is intensely alive. Even so-called inanimate objects - I often pick up little objects and just look at them and sense that they are alive. Physicists actually confirm that what we perceive as dead matter is not dead at all. Everything is an intensely alive energy field. That aliveness is only an aspect of the aliveness or life that I am.

— Eckhart Tolle

There are two distinctive peculiarities by reference to which we characterize the soul (1) local movement and (2) thinking, discriminating, and perceiving. Thinking both speculative and practical is regarded as akin to a form of perceiving; for in the one as well as the other the soul discriminates and is cognizant of something which is.

— Aristotle

If thinking is like perceiving, it must be either a process in which the soul is acted upon by what is capable of being thought, or a process different from but analogous to that. The thinking part of the soul must therefore be, while impassable, capable of receiving the form of an object; that is, must be potentially identical in character with its object without being the object. Mind must be related to what is thinkable, as sense is to what is sensible.

— Aristotle

I love hanging out with my friends and family. I really, really, really love articulating original thought. That's probably my core, my biggest buzz. Because then it makes me feel like I know why I was born. Reaching original thought, where I know that I'm perceiving something that only I have seen, and I need to incarnate that. That's it right there.

— Caroline Myss

As some of the lowest organisms, in which nerves cannot be detected, are capable of perceiving light, it does not seem impossible that certain sensitive elements in their sarcode should become aggregated and developed into nerves, endowed with this special sensibility.

— Charles Darwin

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