But when they made love he was offended by her eyes. They behaved as though they belonged to someone else. Someone watching. Looking out of the window at the sea. At a boat in the river. Or a passerby in the mist in a hat.


Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

The eye speaks with an eloquence and truthfulness surpassing speech. It is the window out of which the winged thoughts often fly unwittingly. It is the tiny magic mirror on whose crystal surface the moods of feeling fitfully play, like the sunlight and shadow on a still stream.

 

Henry Theodore Tuckerman

 

The language of eyes is universal. Everyone, if attentive enough, can gracefully read it.

If you think it is impossible to do, you should use other’s eyes.

I believe you!’ the artiste exclaimed finally and extinguishes his gaze. ‘I do! These eyes are not lying! How many times have I told you that your basic error consists in underestimating the significance of the human eye. Understand that the tongue can conceal the truth, but the eyes - never! A sudden question is put to you, you don’t even flinch, in one second you get hold of yourself and know what you must say to conceal the truth, and you speak quite convincingly, and not a wrinkle on your face moves, but - alas - the truth which the question stirs up from the bottom of your soul leaps momentarily into your eyes, and it’s all over! They see it, and you’re caught!

Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita

Kind eyes

 

Taken from the Urban dictionary.

Often accompanied with a genuine smile, kind eyes are eloquent eyes that encompass warmth and tranquility, inviting curious onlookers into the depths of one's soul. Those with kind eyes are blessed with the grace and mystery that allure star-crossed lovers and dreamers alike. Despite the pain and loneliness these kind eyes may have endured, kind eyes maintain a captivating sense of innocence that can cause a young man's (ed: or woman's) heart to skip a beat.

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Look with your eyes - I

Look with your eyes, your truest eyes. But before looking, clear up your mind. Look with no prejudices. For the time being, just let the world stimulate your retina. Later, you'll send all that information to the back of your brain. For the time being, just look around, move your head slowly. Try not to blink. Sometimes, reality changes at the exact moment you blink, and then you miss the shine of the essential and get lost in the mist of the seeming.

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Look with your eyes - II

 

Let your look be vivid, profound, innocent, leisurely, honest, and fair-minded. The more vivid is your looking at reality, the more you'll understand later on. Do not think for now, just feel around you and imprint indelibly the landscape in your eyes.  Close your eyes for a few seconds. Let your eyes rest. When your afterimages have faded away, open your eyes again with the same attitude.

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Look with your eyes - III

 

At some point, let the rich, fecund flow of images pass through your retina and pervade your brain. Let those images appeal to your memory, imagination, and understanding. Keep your innocence, though. Stay unprejudiced, receptive, broad-minded, and composed. Very few things are what they seem. Try no to fit what you see into what you are sure about. Reality is more stubborn than you are. Create a rich melting pot out of your knowledge, memory, emotions, and the new information coming through your treasured organs of sight.

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Look with your eyes - IV

 

Melt all the previous ingredients into a valuable experience. If the matter you've observed is of humane nature use all your common sense. It is in that field where reality is the blurriest and most deceptive. Often, we human beings behave ridiculosly; apply compassion sparingly. If what you see doesn't lead you to genuine knowledge, then life is passing through you leaving you unchanged; and that is a life not worth living. Have your eyes wide open; have the eyes of your mind wide open.

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Look with your eyes - V

 

Finally, keep the knowledge you've gained by being a good observed sheltered under the tree of a firm, guiding, ethical set of values. The power of your look will be wasted if you apply it with the wrong purpose. Do not use it to manipulate people. Your look will be knowing, mischievous and phony. People –sooner or later- will realize you're misusing your eyes and abusing your kindness. Look for the good.

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Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.

Albert Einstein

Those true eyes
Too pure and too honest in aught to disguise
The sweet soul shining through them

Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, poet (1831-1891)

Beautiful eyes

 

This pair of small eyes,
Help in saying big things,
Love not expressed from lips,
Is confessed by a wink.

At any place in the world,
Her eyes keep searching for me,
Sparkle of her eyes is moved to her lips,
After she finds me.

Each feeling of her heart,
Is said by eyes of hers
Whenever I leave her,
Droplets of water stroll down in form of tears.

Can always find,
Unconditional love for me in her eyes,
Confirming the thought to be true,
That the pair never says lies.

I have a feeling,
She has a straight heart to eye connection,
As she expresses everything, by her eyes,
That’s needs to be mentioned.

When I can’t find her eyes around me,
Don’t know what happens to my day,
Smile from my visage,
Remains at bay.

In the night when I lie on a gathered hay,
Under the starry layer of the endless worlds,
I trace your eyes in the maze of stars,
Like a pattern laid out by two beautiful pearls.

This pair of small eyes,
Help in saying big things,
Love not expressed from lips,
Is confessed by a wink.

(Taken from http://www.ranjish.com/english-poetry/beautiful-eyes.html)

 

When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see,
For all the day they view things unrespected;
But when I sleep, in dreams they look on thee,
And darkly bright, are bright in dark directed.
Then thou, whose shadow shadows doth make bright,
How would thy shadow’s form form happy show
To the clear days with thy much clearer light,
When to unseeing eyes thy shade shines so?
How would, I say, mine eyes be blessed made
By looking on thee in the living day,
When in dead night thy fair imperfect shade
Through heavy sleep on sightless eyes doth stay?
All days are nights to see till I see thee,
And nights bright days when dreams do show thee me.

Shakespeare, untitled, from Sonnets, no. 43

Open your eyes, look within. Be sincere to yourself. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living? Then, change it.

Tus ojos - Octavio Paz

Tus ojos son la patria del relámpago y de la lágrima,
silencio que habla,
tempestades sin viento, mar sin olas,
pájaros presos, doradas fieras adormecidas,
topacios impíos como la verdad,
otoño en un claro del bosque en donde la luz canta en el hombro de un árbol y son pájaros todas las hojas,
playa que la mañana encuentra constelada de ojos,
cesta de frutos de fuego,
mentira que alimenta,
espejos de este mundo, puertas del más allá,
pulsación tranquila del mar a mediodía,
absoluto que parpadea,
páramo.

 

 

Oui, c’est les yeux du coeur.


 

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