Don’t look now! Here are some proverbs and quotes about looking.

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All the other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul — when you look at it, it’s looking back at you.
Uniek Swain

Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
Robert H. Schuller

Always look on the bright side of life.
Monty Python
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An optimist is one who believes that a fly is looking for a way to get out.

Art is to look at not to criticize.
Edgar Allan Poe

Art is to look at. Modern art is to talk about.

As they went on Bilbo looked from side to side for something to eat; but the blackberries were still only in flower, and of course there were no nuts, not even hawthorn-berries.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again

Atheism is more than just the knowledge that gods do not exist, and that religion is either a mistake or a fraud. Atheism is an attitude, a frame of mind that looks at the world objectively, fearlessly, always trying to understand all things as a part of nature.
Emmett F. Fields

Children see magic because they look for it.
Christopher Moore

Creativity makes a leap, then looks to see where it is.
Mason Cooley

Don't look for fleas on others to get them on your own head.
Mind your own business.

Don't turn over the rubbish to look for a centipede.

Don’t look for a sea when you can drown in a puddle.

Even if you close your eyes while looking in the mirror the image remains yours.

Evolution never looks to the future.
Richard Dawkins

For more than 30 years, the science has been crystal clear. How dare you continue to look away and come here saying that you're doing enough, when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight.
Greta Thunberg

I am a pacifist. If looks could kill, I wouldn’t look.

I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
Charlotte Brontë

I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government.
Woody Allen

I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
Stephen Hawking

I like to think that the moon is there even if I am not looking at it.
Albert Einstein

I look inside myself and see my heart is black.
The Rolling Stones
Source: Paint it Black Lyrics

If you are looking for a fly in your food it means that you are full.

If you look in my CD case, you'll see it's Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, now I can't think of anyone else, but all that stuff.
Michael Angarano

Learn about the future by looking at the past.

Lift up your eyes to the heavens, look at the earth beneath; the heavens will vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment and its inhabitants die like flies. But my salvation will last forever, my righteousness will never fail.
Source: Isaiah 51:6

Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in 'just being'. Allow nature to teach you stillness. When you look at a tree and perceive its stillness, you become still yourself.
Eckhart Tolle

Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you
Source: Lyrics in song: Yellow

Look back, and smile at perils past.
Sir Walter Scott

Look before you leap.
Consider possible consequences before taking action.

Look down your nose at something.
To regard oneself as superior to others.

Looking at a tree see its fruit; looking at a man see his deeds.

Looking for fish? Don't climb a tree.

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
John Ciardi

Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
Accept a gift without question.

Never look for a worm in the apple of your eye.

No one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they got plenty of sleep.
(unknown author)

One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.
Stephen Hawking

Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.
Vincent van Gogh

Temple dogs are always looking for a place with no fleas, not realising they are carrying them with them as they go.

The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.
George Orwell
Source: Animal Farm

The lord of the eagles of the Misty Mountains had eyes that could look at the sun unblinking, and could see a rabbit moving on the ground a mile below even in the moonlight.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: The Hobbit - Chapter 6 - Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire
About the eagles.

The monkey looks into the mirror and sees a gazelle.

The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon.
(unknown author)

There is no reason to look back
when you have so much to look forward to.
(unknown author)

There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.
J.R.R. Tolkien
Source: The Hobbit - Chapter 4 - Over Hill and Under Hill
Quoted: Thorin

To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
Jane Austen

Unintelligent people always look for a scapegoat.
Ernest Bevin

Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.
Charles Hare

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Oscar Wilde

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