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Collected_Fictions
Know_Yourself
Labyrinths
Life_without_Death
Process_and_Reality
The_Mirror__Advice_On_The_Presence_Of_Awareness
The_Republic
The_Seals_of_Wisdom
The_Use_and_Abuse_of_History
The_Yoga_Sutras
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IN CHAPTERS TITLE
1.ia_-_In_The_Mirror_Of_A_Man
1.ia_-_In_the_Mirror_of_a_Man
1.jr_-_We_are_the_mirror_as_well_as_the_face_in_it
1.sca_-_Place_your_mind_before_the_mirror_of_eternity!
1.vpt_-_As_the_mirror_to_my_hand
2.01_-_THE_CHILD_WITH_THE_MIRROR
The_Mirror_of_Enigmas

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IN CHAPTERS TEXT
0.00_-_INTRODUCTION
0.00_-_The_Book_of_Lies_Text
0_1959-10-06_-_Sri_Aurobindos_abode
0_1961-10-02
0_1961-12-20
0_1964-11-12
0_1967-11-22
0_1972-03-25
03.08_-_The_Standpoint_of_Indian_Art
05.05_-_Man_the_Prototype
07.04_-_The_Triple_Soul-Forces
07.39_-_The_Homogeneous_Being
1.00_-_PREFACE_-_DESCENSUS_AD_INFERNOS
1.01_-_Archetypes_of_the_Collective_Unconscious
1.01_-_On_knowledge_of_the_soul,_and_how_knowledge_of_the_soul_is_the_key_to_the_knowledge_of_God.
1.03_-_THE_GRAND_OPTION
1.04_-_BOOK_THE_FOURTH
1.04_-_On_blessed_and_ever-memorable_obedience
1.04_-_On_Knowledge_of_the_Future_World.
1.04_-_THE_APPEARANCE_OF_ANOMALY_-_CHALLENGE_TO_THE_SHARED_MAP
1.05_-_Hsueh_Feng's_Grain_of_Rice
1.05_-_Some_Results_of_Initiation
1.05_-_THE_HOSTILE_BROTHERS_-_ARCHETYPES_OF_RESPONSE_TO_THE_UNKNOWN
1.06_-_Quieting_the_Vital
1.06_-_THE_MASTER_WITH_THE_BRAHMO_DEVOTEES
1.06_-_WITCHES_KITCHEN
1.07_-_The_Primary_Data_of_Being
1.10_-_THE_NEIGHBORS_HOUSE
1.14_-_The_Secret
1.18_-_Evocation
1.18_-_The_Perils_of_the_Soul
1.19_-_The_Practice_of_Magical_Evocation
1.22_-_ON_THE_GIFT-GIVING_VIRTUE
1.240_-_1.300_Talks
1.240_-_Talks_2
1.24_-_On_Beauty
1.25_-_ADVICE_TO_PUNDIT_SHASHADHAR
1.25_-_SPIRITUAL_EXERCISES
1.28_-_On_holy_and_blessed_prayer,_mother_of_virtues,_and_on_the_attitude_of_mind_and_body_in_prayer.
1.30_-_Other_Falsifiers_or_Forgers._Gianni_Schicchi,_Myrrha,_Adam_of_Brescia,_Potiphar's_Wife,_and_Sinon_of_Troy.
1.400_-_1.450_Talks
1.439
1.550_-_1.600_Talks
1951-01-08_-_True_vision_and_understanding_of_the_world._Progress,_equilibrium._Inner_reality_-_the_psychic._Animals_and_the_psychic.
1953-04-01
1958-07-23_-_How_to_develop_intuition_-_Concentration
1969_09_07_-_145
1969_09_14
1.ami_-_To_the_Saqi_(from_Baal-i-Jibreel)
1f.lovecraft_-_Herbert_West-Reanimator
1f.lovecraft_-_Medusas_Coil
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Evil_Clergyman
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Haunter_of_the_Dark
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Night_Ocean
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Shadow_over_Innsmouth
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Trap
1.fs_-_Ode_To_Joy_-_With_Translation
1.fua_-_All_who,_reflecting_as_reflected_see
1.fua_-_Looking_for_your_own_face
1.fua_-_The_Eternal_Mirror
1.hcyc_-_44_-_Mind_is_the_base,_phenomena_are_dust_(from_The_Shodoka)
1.hs_-_Arise_And_Fill_A_Golden_Goblet
1.hs_-_The_Bird_Of_Gardens
1.hs_-_There_is_no_place_for_place!
1.ia_-_In_The_Mirror_Of_A_Man
1.ia_-_In_the_Mirror_of_a_Man
1.jk_-_Endymion_-_Book_I
1.jk_-_Hyperion._Book_I
1.jk_-_Lamia._Part_II
1.jk_-_Otho_The_Great_-_Act_I
1.jk_-_The_Cap_And_Bells;_Or,_The_Jealousies_-_A_Faery_Tale_.._Unfinished
1.jlb_-_Cosmogonia_(&_translation)
1.jlb_-_Everness
1.jlb_-_Everness_(&_interpretation)
1.jlb_-_Oedipus_and_the_Riddle
1.jlb_-_The_Recoleta
1.jr_-_I_Swear
1.jr_-_Let_Go_Of_Your_Worries
1.jr_-_The_Time_Has_Come_For_Us_To_Become_Madmen_In_Your_Chain
1.jr_-_We_are_the_mirror_as_well_as_the_face_in_it
1.lb_-_Bitter_Love_by_Li_Po
1.lb_-_Chiang_Chin_Chiu
1.lb_-_His_Dream_Of_Skyland
1.lla_-_One_shrine_to_the_next,_the_hermit_cant_stop_for_breath
1.mb_-_Mira_is_Steadfast
1.pbs_-_Adonais_-_An_elegy_on_the_Death_of_John_Keats
1.pbs_-_Fragment_Of_A_Satire_On_Satire
1.pbs_-_Hellas_-_A_Lyrical_Drama
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_I.
1.pbs_-_The_Cenci_-_A_Tragedy_In_Five_Acts
1.pbs_-_The_Revolt_Of_Islam_-_Canto_I-XII
1.pbs_-_The_Triumph_Of_Life
1.pbs_-_To_Harriet_--_It_Is_Not_Blasphemy_To_Hope_That_Heaven
1.poe_-_Al_Aaraaf-_Part_2
1.rb_-_Aix_In_Provence
1.rmr_-_Dedication_To_M...
1.rmr_-_Lady_At_A_Mirror
1.rmr_-_Telling_You_All
1.rmr_-_The_Last_Evening
1.rmr_-_You_Who_Never_Arrived
1.sb_-_The_beginning_of_the_sustenance_of_life
1.sca_-_Place_your_mind_before_the_mirror_of_eternity!
1.shvb_-_Columba_aspexit_-_Sequence_for_Saint_Maximin
1.sig_-_Who_can_do_as_Thy_deeds
1.sig_-_Who_could_accomplish_what_youve_accomplished
1.srh_-_The_Royal_Song_of_Saraha_(Dohakosa)
1.vpt_-_As_the_mirror_to_my_hand
1.wby_-_A_Dialogue_Of_Self_And_Soul
1.wby_-_A_Dramatic_Poem
1.wby_-_Supernatural_Songs
1.wby_-_The_Shadowy_Waters_-_The_Shadowy_Waters
1.wby_-_The_Winding_Stair
1.ww_-_To_Sir_George_Howland_Beaumont,_Bart_From_the_South-West_Coast_Or_Cumberland_1811
1.ww_-_Yarrow_Visited
20.01_-_Charyapada_-_Old_Bengali_Mystic_Poems
20.05_-_Act_III:_The_Return
2.00_-_BIBLIOGRAPHY
2.01_-_AT_THE_STAR_THEATRE
2.01_-_THE_CHILD_WITH_THE_MIRROR
2.05_-_VISIT_TO_THE_SINTHI_BRAMO_SAMAJ
2.08_-_Three_Tales_of_Madness_and_Destruction
2.21_-_IN_THE_COMPANY_OF_DEVOTEES_AT_SYAMPUKUR
2.22_-_THE_MASTER_AT_COSSIPORE
30.07_-_The_Poet_and_the_Yogi
3.03_-_SULPHUR
3.03_-_THE_MODERN_EARTH
3.04_-_LUNA
3.07_-_The_Ananda_Brahman
3.11_-_Spells
3.14_-_Of_the_Consecrations
4.01_-_Prayers_and_Meditations
4.02_-_Existence_And_Character_Of_The_Images
4.03_-_The_Senses_And_Mental_Pictures
4.07_-_THE_RELATION_OF_THE_KING-SYMBOL_TO_CONSCIOUSNESS
4.1_-_Jnana
6.07_-_THE_MONOCOLUS
7_-_Yoga_of_Sri_Aurobindo
Blazing_P3_-_Explore_the_Stages_of_Postconventional_Consciousness
BOOK_II._--_PART_II._THE_ARCHAIC_SYMBOLISM_OF_THE_WORLD-RELIGIONS
BOOK_I._--_PART_I._COSMIC_EVOLUTION
BOOK_I._--_PART_III._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
Book_of_Imaginary_Beings_(text)
Deutsches_Requiem
ENNEAD_01.04_-_Whether_Animals_May_Be_Termed_Happy.
ENNEAD_03.06_-_Of_the_Impassibility_of_Incorporeal_Entities_(Soul_and_and_Matter).
ENNEAD_04.03_-_Psychological_Questions.
ENNEAD_04.05_-_Psychological_Questions_III._-_About_the_Process_of_Vision_and_Hearing.
ENNEAD_06.02_-_The_Categories_of_Plotinos.
Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries
LUX.01_-_GNOSIS
Tablets_of_Baha_u_llah_text
Talks_051-075
Talks_100-125
The_Act_of_Creation_text
The_Aleph
The_Book_of_Certitude_-_P1
The_Book_of_Certitude_-_P2
The_Dwellings_of_the_Philosophers
the_Eternal_Wisdom
The_Garden_of_Forking_Paths_1
The_Garden_of_Forking_Paths_2
The_Hidden_Words_text
The_Mirror_of_Enigmas
The_Theologians
Timaeus

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9. equal-taste: gaze into the mirror of externals (ro snyoms phyi'i me long ltos).

anupadhisesanirvAna. [alt. nirupadhisesanirvAna] (P. anupAdisesanibbAna; T. phung po'i lhag ma med par mya ngan las 'das ba / lhag med myang 'das; C. wuyu niepan; J. muyonehan; K. muyo yolban 無餘涅槃). In Sanskrit, "the nirvAna without remainder"; one of the two kinds of NIRVAnA, along with "the nirvAna with remainder" (SOPADHIsEsANIRVAnA). After a buddha or, in some interpretations, an ARHAT has achieved awakening (BODHI), some Buddhist schools distinguish between the experience of nirvAna while it is still accompanied by a substratum of existence (upadhi = SKANDHA) and the nirvAna that is completely freed from that substratum. According to this view, at the time of his enlightenment under the BODHI TREE, the Buddha achieved the nirvAna with remainder, because he had destroyed all causes for future rebirth, but the "remainder" of his mind and body persisted. The anupadhisesanirvAna subsequently occurred at the time of the Buddha's death. It was achieved through having brought an absolute end to any propensity toward defilement (KLEsA) and of the causes that would lead to any prospect of future rebirth; it is therefore the total extinction of all conventional physical and mental existence. The nirvAna that is experienced at death is thus "without remainder" because there are no physical or mental constituents remaining that were the products of previous KARMAN; anupadhisesanirvAna is therefore synonymous with PARINIRVAnA. Since this type of nirvAna results from the complete eradication of the afflictive destructions (KLEsAVARAnA), MAINSTREAM BUDDHIST SCHOOLS typically claim that it is accessible by sRAVAKAs and PRATYEKABUDDHAs. However, according to those proponents of the MAHAYANA who assert that all beings will eventually become buddhas, arhats do not enter anupAdisesanirvAna upon death but instead enter the uncontaminated realm (ANASRAVADHATU), where they remain in states of deep concentration until they are roused by the buddhas and exhorted to abandon their "unafflicted ignorance" (AKLIstAJNANA). In the YOGACARA school, anupAdisesanirvAna is one of the four kinds of nirvAna, which entails the cessation of any tendency toward delusion through the transformation of the eighth consciousness, the storehouse consciousness (ALAYAVIJNANA), into the mirrorlike knowledge (ADARsAJNANA).

dharmadhātusvabhāvajNāna. [alt. dharmadhātuprakṛtijNāna] (T. chos dbyings ye shes; C. fajie tixingzhi; J. hokkai taishochi; K. popkye ch'esongji 法界體性智). In Sanskrit, "the wisdom of the essential nature of the reality-realm"; one of five wisdoms of a buddha. The five are the wisdom of the essential nature of the DHARMADHĀTU (dharmadhātuprakṛtijNāna or dharmadhātusvabhāvajNāna), the mirror-like wisdom (ADARsAJNĀNA), the wisdom of equality (SAMATĀJNĀNA), the wisdom of specific knowledge (PRATYAVEKsAnAJNĀNA), and the wisdom of having accomplished what was to be done (KṚTYĀNUstHĀNAJNĀNA). The five wisdoms are considered to derive from specific transformations of the nine types of consciousness (VIJNĀNA), which occur when a cultivator consummates one's practice: dharmadhātuprakṛtijNāna is derived from the transformation of the ninth consciousness, the "immaculate consciousness" (AMALAVIJNĀNA); adarsajNāna from the eighth, the "storehouse consciousness" (ĀLAYAVIJNĀNA); samatājNāna from the seventh, "defiled mental consciousness" (KLIstAMANAS); the pratyaveksanajNāna from the sixth, "mental consciousness" (MANOVIJNĀNA); and kṛtyānusthānajNāna from the five sensory consciousnesses. The YOGĀCĀRA school initially discussed only the latter four types of wisdom, without the dharmadhātuprakṛtijNāna that derived from amalavijNāna. The full list of five wisdoms appears to derive from the "Sutra of the Buddha Stage" (S. BUDDHABHuMISuTRA; C. Fodi jing), which refers to five kinds of dharmas that are incorporated in the stage of great enlightenment, viz., the four earlier types of wisdom listed in Yogācāra materials, plus the pure dharmadhātu, corresponding to dharmadhātuprakṛtijNāna. In esoteric Buddhism, these wisdoms are personified as the five buddhas depicted in the diamond-realm MAndALA (vajradhātumandala). The five wisdoms of the diamond-realm (S. vajradhātu; see KONGoKAI) represent the aspect of wisdom of the DHARMAKĀYA buddha, Mahāvairocana (see VAIROCANA). In contrast, the womb-realm (garbhadhātu; see TAIZoKAI) is interpreted as the store or womb of Mahāvairocana Buddha, that is, the fundamental principle underlying those five types of wisdom. These are represented by Mahāvairocana in the center, AKsOBHYA in the east, RATNASAMBHĀVA in the south, AMITĀBHA in the west and AMOGHASIDDHI or sĀKYAMUNI in the north.

Dongshan famen. (J. Tozan homon; K. Tongsan pommun 東山法門). In Chinese, lit. "East Mountain Dharma Gate" or "East Mountain Teachings"; one of the principal early CHAN schools, which is associated with the putative fourth and fifth patriarchs of the tradition, DAOXIN (580-651) and HONGREN (602-675). The name of the school is a toponym for the location of Hongren's monastery, at Huangmei in Qizhou (present-day Hubei province). "East Mountain" refers to the easterly of the "twin peaks" of Mount Shuangfeng, where Hongren taught after the death of his master Daoxin, who had taught on the westerly peak; the term "East Mountain Teachings," however, is typically used to refer to the tradition associated with both masters. The designations Dongshan famen and Dongshan jingmen (East Mountain Pure Gate) first appear in the LENGQIE SHIZI JI ("Records of the Masters and Disciples of the Lankā[vatāra]") and were used in the Northern school of Chan (BEI ZONG) by SHENXIU (606?-706) and his successors to refer to the lineage and teachings that they had inherited from Daoxin and Hongren. ¶ Although later Chan lineage texts list Daoxin and Hongren as respectively the fourth and the fifth Chan patriarchs, succeeding BODHIDHARMA, HUIKE, and SENGCAN, the connection of the East Mountain lineage to these predecessors is tenuous at best and probably nonexistent. The earliest biography of Daoxin, recorded in the XU GAOSENG ZHUAN ("Supplementary Biographies of Eminent Monks"), not only does not posit any connection between Daoxin and the preceding three patriarchs, but does not even mention their names. This connection is first made explicit in the c. 713 CHUAN FABAO JI ("Annals of the Transmission of the Dharma-Jewel"), one of the earliest Chan "transmission of the lamplight" (CHUANDENG LU) lineage texts. Unlike many of the Chan "schools" that were associated with a single charismatic teacher, the "East Mountain Teachings" was unusual in that it had a single, enduring center in Huangmei, which attracted increasing numbers of students. Some five or six names of students who studied with Daoxin survive in the literature, with another twenty-five associated with Hongren. Although Hongren's biography in the Chuan fabao ji certainly exaggerates when it says that eight to nine out of every ten Buddhist practitioners in China studied under Hongren, there is no question that the number of students of the East Mountain Teachings grew significantly over two generations. ¶ The fundamental doctrines and practices of the East Mountain Teachings can be reconstructed on the basis of the two texts: the RUDAO ANXIN YAO FANGBIAN FAMEN ("Essentials of the Teachings of the Expedient Means of Entering the Path and Pacifying the Mind") and the XIUXIN YAO LUN ("Treatise on the Essentials of Cultivating the Mind"), ascribed respectively to Daoxin and Hongren. The Rudao anxin yao fangbian famen, which is included in the Lengqie shizi ji, employs the analogy of a mirror from the Banzhou sanmei jing (S. PRATYUTPANNABUDDHASAMMUKHĀVASTHITASAMĀDHISuTRA) to illustrate the insubstantiality of all phenomena, viz., one's sensory experiences are no more substantial than the reflections in a mirror. The text then presents the "single-practice SAMĀDHI" (YIXING SANMEI) as a practical means of accessing the path leading to NIRVĀnA, based on the Wenshushuo bore jing ("Perfection of Wisdom Sutra Spoken by MANJUsRĪ"). Single-practice samādhi here refers to sitting in meditation, the supreme practice that subsumes all other practices; it is not one samādhi among others, as it is portrayed in the MOHE ZHIGUAN ("Great Calming and Contemplation"). Single-practice samādhi means to contemplate every single aspect of one's mental and physical existence until one realizes they are all empty, just like the reflections in the mirror, and "to guard that one without deviation" (shouyi buyi). The Xiuxin yao lun, which is attributed to Hongren, stresses the importance of "guarding the mind" (SHOUXIN). Here, the relationship between the pure mind and the afflictions (KLEsA) is likened to that between the sun and clouds: the pure mind is obscured by afflictions, just as the sun is covered by layers of clouds, but if one can guard the mind so that it is kept free from false thoughts and delusions, the sun of NIRVĀnA will then appear. The text suggests two specific meditation techniques for realizing this goal: one is continuously to visualize the original, pure mind (viz., the sun) so that it shines without obscuration; the other is to concentrate on one's own deluded thoughts (the clouds) until they disappear. These two techniques purport to "guard the mind" so that delusion can never recur. The East Mountain Teachings laid a firm foundation for the doctrines and practices of later Chan traditions like the Northern school.

eyepiece ::: n. --> The lens, or combination of lenses, at the eye end of a telescope or other optical instrument, through which the image formed by the mirror or object glass is viewed.

Fana: In Sufism, the “self-attenuation,” or “self-effacement,” the final stage on the way to mystic union with God (tariqat), the cleansing of the mirror of one’s impersonal heart and the unfettering from the attachment to material limitations which prevent the soul from apprehending the splendor of the “Real” which is behind and within all appearances. Four degrees of fana are described by the Sufi mystics: the fana fi seheikh, the complete suppression of one’s personality in obedience to one’s superior; the fana fir Rasul, self-attenuation or effacement of one’s personality in the gratitude for the Prophet, the vehicle of the grace of God; fana Fillah, self-effacement or self-attenuation in God; and fana al fana, the attenuation of the attenuation, the stage beyond consciousness and unconsciousness.

In Vedantic philosophy, the projecting power of maya or avidya, the mental activity which brings upon the mirror of the soul enveloping illusions producing the apparently real appearance of an external world.

jamshīd ::: the cup of Jamshīd. The mirror-like reflecting cup of the mythical Persian king Jamshīd in which he saw the reflection of the events of the whole world, past, present or future.

Khóa Hư Lục. (課). In Vietnamese, "Instructions on Emptiness," composed by Tràn Thái Tông (1218-1277); the first prose work on Buddhism written in Vietnamese. It is a collection of sermons and essays, most of them fragmentary, on the philosophy and practice of Buddhism from the perspective of the three trainings in morality (sĪLA), concentration (SAMĀDHI), and wisdom (PRAJNĀ). It also marks one of the earliest efforts to assimilate the worldview of the Southern school (NAN ZONG) of CHAN into Vietnamese Buddhism. The Khóa Hư Lu㈱c consists of two books. The first (lit. "upper") book includes twenty-one short essays, which can be classified as follows according to their literary styles: one "verse" on the FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS; two "general discourses" on the contemplation of the body and the Buddhist path; six "essays" on generating the thought of enlightenment (BODHICITTA), not taking life, not stealing, not indulging in sensual pleasures, not telling lies, and not using intoxicants; five "treatises" on the topics of morality, concentration, wisdom, receiving precepts, buddha-contemplation (NIANFO), sitting in meditation, and the mirror of wisdom; four "prefaces" to longer complete works (three of which are no longer extant), viz., "A Guide to the Chan School," "A Commentary on thE VAJRASAMĀDHISuTRA," "Liturgy of the Six-Period Repentance," and "An Essay on the Equality Repentance Liturgy"; "recorded encounter dialogues with disciples" that record dialogues between Tràn Thái Tông and his students; a "verse commentary" on the ancient public cases (GONG'AN) of Chan; and an "afterword." The second (lit. "lower") book includes a complete essay entitled "Liturgy of the Six-Period Repentance," which offers a detailed instruction on the performance of the repentance liturgy.

mirror site "networking" An {archive site} or {website} which keeps a copy of some or all files at another site so as to make them more quickly available and to reduce the load on the source site. It is generally best to use the mirror that is physically closest to you as this will usually give the fastest download. Such mirroring is usually done for specific whole directories or files on a specific remote server as opposed to a {cache} or {proxy server} which keeps copies of everything that is requested via it. For example, src.doc.ic.ac.uk is the main UK mirror for the {GNU} archive at gnu.org. (2006-10-16)

mirror site ::: (networking) An archive site or website which keeps a copy of some or all files at another site so as to make them more quickly available and to reduce the load on the source site.It is generally best to use the mirror that is physically closest to you as this will usually give the fastest download.Such mirroring is usually done for specific whole directories or files on a specific remote server as opposed to a cache or proxy server which keeps copies of everything that is requested via it.For example, src.doc.ic.ac.uk is the main UK mirror for the GNU archive at gnu.org.(2006-10-16)

Mirror The astral light is often referred to as a mirror, as all manifestations are reflected in it. The Logos is also referred to as a mirror, reflecting divine mind, “and the Universe is the mirror of the Logos, though the latter is the esse of that Universe. As the Logos reflects all in the Universe of Pleroma, so man reflects in himself all that he sees and finds in his Universe, the Earth” (SD 2:25).

Note on the Indian Sign-Language. Certain general principles concerning gesture speech may be established, by considering the sign-language of the North American Indian which seems to be the most developed. A sign-language is established when equally powerful tribes of different tongues come into contact. Better gestures are composed and undesirable ones are weeded out, partly as a result of tribal federations and partly through the development of technical skills and crafts. Signs come into being, grow and die, according to the needs of the time and to the changes in practical processes. Stimulus of outside intercourse is necessary to keep alive the interest required for the maintenance and growth of a gesture speech; without it, the weaker tribe is absorbed in the stronger, and the vocal language most easily acquired prevails. Sign-languages involve a basic syntax destined to convey the fundamental meanings without refinement and in abbreviated form. Articles, prepositions and conjunctions are omitted; adjectives follow nouns; verbs are used in the present tense; nouns and verbs are used in the singular, while the idea of plurality is expressed in some other way. The use of signals with the smoke, the pony, the mirror, the blanket and the drum (as is also the case with the African tam-tams) may be considered as an extension of the sign-language, though they are related more directly to the general art of signalling. -- T.G.

opeidoscope ::: n. --> An instrument, consisting of a tube having one end open and the other end covered with a thin flexible membrance to the center of which is attached a small mirror. It is used for exhibiting upon a screen, by means of rays reflected from the mirror, the vibratory motions caused by sounds produced at the open end of the tube, as by speaking or singing into it.

paNcajNāna. (T. ye shes lnga; C. wuzhi; J. gochi; K. oji 五智). In Sanskrit, "five wisdoms," "five knowledges"; five aspects of the perfect enlightenment (BODHI) of the buddhas, according to the MAHĀYĀNA tradition. They are (1) the wisdom of the DHARMADHĀTU (DHARMADHĀTUJNĀNA), (2) the mirrorlike wisdom (ĀDARsAJNĀNA), (3) the wisdom of equality or impartiality (SAMATĀJNĀNA), (4) the wisdom of specific knowledge (PRATYAVEKsAnAJNĀNA), and (5) the wisdom of accomplishing what was to be done (KṚTYĀNUstHĀNAJNĀNA). They are important especially in YOGĀCĀRA, where it is said, for example, that the foundational storehouse consciousness (ĀLAYAVIJNĀNA) is transformed into the mirrorlike wisdom, and the afflicted mind (KLIstAMANAS) is transformed into the wisdom of equality. In tantric Buddhism, the five wisdoms are associated with the five buddhas (PANCATATHĀGATA): VAIROCANA, AKsOBHYA, RATNASAMBHAVA, AMITĀBHA, and AMOGHASIDDHI, respectively. It is also said that, through the practice of the tantric path, the five KLEsAs of delusion or obscuration (MOHA), hatred (DVEsA), pride (MĀNA), desire (RĀGA), and jealousy (ĪRsYĀ) are transformed into the five wisdoms in the order listed above.

paNcāmṛta. (T. bdud rtsi lnga). In Sanskrit, the "five ambrosias," one of the more graphic examples of the inversion of purity and pollution in the Buddhist TANTRAs. The five ambrosias are feces, urine, semen, menstrual blood, and marrow. In the ANUTTARAYOGATANTRAs, it is said that an advanced YOGIN is able to transform these five polluting substances into five types of ambrosia, which represent the five buddhas (PANCATATHĀGATA): VAIROCANA, AKsOBHYA, AMITĀBHA, RATNASAMBHAVA, and AMOGHASIDDHI. Once purified, the five ambrosias can then be ingested as a form of worshipping the five buddhas and as a means of speeding the attainment of the five wisdoms (PANCAJNĀNA): (1) the wisdom of the DHARMADHĀTU (DHARMADHĀTUJNĀNA), (2) the mirrorlike wisdom (ĀDARsAJNĀNA), (3) the wisdom of equality (SAMATĀJNĀNA), (4) the wisdom of specific knowledge (PRATYAVEKsAnĀJNĀNA), and (5) the wisdom of accomplishing activities (KṚTYĀNUstHĀNAJNĀNA).

Rgyal rabs gsal ba'i me long. (Gyalrab Salwe Melong). In Tibetan, "The Mirror Illuminating the Royal Genealogies," an important chronicle of the early Tibetan dynastic period, written in the fourteenth century by the SA SKYA hierarch BSOD NAMS RGYAL MTSHAN. Although its precise dating has long been in question, current scholarship suggests it was compiled in 1368. The work was regarded highly in Tibet and is often cited in later Tibetan literature.

“The Formless (‘Arupa’) Radiations, existing in the harmony of Universal Will, and being what we term the collective or the aggregate of Cosmic Will on the plane of the subjective Universe, unite together an infinitude of monads — each the mirror of its own Universe — and thus individualize for the time being an independent mind, omniscient and universal; and by the same process of magnetic aggregation they create for themselves objective, visible bodies, out of the interstellar atoms” (SD 1:632-3). See also DHATU; LOKA; RUPA

The mythos relates that Zagreus, a favored son of Zeus, aroused the wrath of Hera, who plotted his destruction. First she released the dethroned titans from Tartaros to slay the newborn babe. They induced the child to give up the scepter and apple for the false toys which they held before him: a thyrsos or Bacchic wand (symbol of matter and rebirth into material life), a giddy spinning top, and a mirror (maya or illusion). As the child was gazing at himself in the mirror, they seized him, tore his body into seven or fourteen pieces (as in the Egyptian Mystery tale of Osiris); boiled and roasted and then devoured them. Discovered in this enormity by Zeus, the titans were blasted with his thunderbolt and from their ashes sprang the human race.

vajrakula. (T. rdo rje rigs; C. jingang bu; J. kongobu; K. kŭmgang pu 金剛部). In Sanskrit, "VAJRA family" or "vajra lineage"; one of the three or five tantric lineages. In the three-lineage (TRIKULA) system, the lineages are the vajra lineage, the lotus lineage (PADMAKULA), and the buddha lineage (BUDDHAKULA). This system appears in such works as the MAHĀVAIROCANĀBHISAMBODHISuTRA and the SUSIDDHIKARASuTRA. In the five-lineage (PANCAKULA) system, found in the GUHYASAMĀJA and other ANUTTARAYOGATANTRAs, the five are the vajra lineage, the lotus lineage, the jewel lineage (RATNAKULA), the action lineage (KARMAKULA), and the tathāgata lineage (TATHĀGATAKULA). The buddha associated with the vajra lineage is AKsOBHYA or VAJRASATTVA. See also MANJUsRĪKĪRTI; sAMBHALA. Each of the five families is associated with one of the five SKANDHAs, five wisdoms (JNĀNA), five afflictions (KLEsA), five elements, and five colors. For the vajra family, these are the consciousnss (VIJNĀNA) skandha, the mirrorlike wisdom (ĀDARsAJNĀNA), the affliction of anger, the element water, and the color white.

Word In religious and philosophical usage, a translation of the Greek logos or Latin verbum. Its meaning here is that of reason manifested, employed mainly in a cosmogonic sense. “The esoteric meaning of the word Logos (speech or word, Verbum) is the rendering in objective expression, as in a photograph, of the concealed thought. The Logos is the mirror reflecting divine mind, and the Universe is the mirror of the Logos, though the latter is the esse of that Universe. As the Logos reflects all in the Universe of Pleroma, so man reflects in himself all that he sees and finds in his Universe, the Earth” (SD 2:25). This word was chosen because human thought, or immanent conscious intelligence or mind, manifests itself through words. It is familiar to Christians through the opening verse of John: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God”; “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us” (1:1, 14). In the former quotation the meaning is entirely cosmogonic; in the latter, it has been diminished to signify the innate Word or divinity in man, which when in full control of the human adept can, by a stretch of metaphor, mean that the innate Christ, Buddha, or god in man so controls the human personality as to have become the latter, and thus to manifest among men.

Yogācāra. (T. Rnal 'byor spyod pa; C. Yuqiexing pai; J. Yugagyoha; K. Yugahaeng p'a 瑜伽行派). In Sanskrit, "Practice of YOGA"; one of the two major MAHĀYĀNA philosophical schools (along with MADHYAMAKA) in India, known especially for its doctrines of "mind-only" (CITTAMĀTRA) or "representation-only" (VIJNAPTIMĀTRATĀ), the TRISVABHĀVA, and the ĀLAYAVIJNĀNA. In addition, much of the exposition of the structure of the Mahāyāna path (MĀRGA) and of the Mahāyāna ABHIDHARMA derives from this school. The texts of the school were widely influential in Tibet and East Asia. Although several of the terms associated with the school occur in such important Mahāyāna sutras as the DAsABHuMIKASuTRA, the LAnKĀVATĀRASuTRA, and especially the SAMDHINIRMOCANASuTRA, the exposition of the key doctrines was largely the work of two Indian scholastics of the fourth to fifth centuries CE, the half brothers ASAnGA and VASUBANDHU and their commentators, especially STHIRAMATI and DHARMAPĀLA. Asanga's major works include the central parts of the YOGĀCĀRABHuMI, the MAHĀYĀNASAMGRAHA, and the ABHIDHARMASAMUCCAYA. Vasubandhu's most famous Yogācāra works are the VIMsATIKĀ and the TRIMsIKĀ (his most famous work of all, the ABHIDHARMAKOsABHĀsYA, is said to have been composed prior to his conversion to the Mahāyāna). Among the "five books of MAITREYA" (see BYAMS CHOS SDE LNGA), three are particularly significant in Yogācāra: the MADHYĀNTAVIBHĀGA, the DHARMADHARMATĀVIBHĀGA, and the MAHĀYĀNASuTRĀLAMKĀRA. Important contributions to Yogācāra thought were also made by the logicians DIGNĀGA and DHARMAKĪRTI. Although Yogācāra and Madhyamaka engaged in polemics, in the latter phases of Buddhism in India, a synthesis of Yogācāra and Madhyamaka took place in the works of such authors as sĀNTARAKsITA and KAMALAsĪLA; Tibetan doxographers dubbed this synthesis YOGĀCĀRA-SVĀTANTRIKA-MADHYAMAKA. ¶ Yogācāra authors offered detailed presentations and analyses of virtually all of the important topics in Buddhist thought and practice, built upon an edifice deriving from meditative experience. The school is perhaps most famous for the doctrines of "mind-only" (cittamātra) and "representation-only" (vijNaptimātra), according to which the conception of the objects of experience as existing external to and independent of the consciousness perceiving them was regarded as the fundamental ignorance and the cause of suffering. Instead of the standard six consciousnesses (VIJNĀNA) posited by other Buddhist schools (the five sensory consciousnesses and the mental consciousness), some Yogācāra texts described eight forms of consciousness: these six, plus the seventh "afflicted mind" (KLIstAMANAS), which mistakenly generates the false notion of a perduing self (ĀTMAN), and the eighth foundational, or "storehouse," consciousness (ālayavijNāna). This foundational consciousness is the repository of seeds (BĪJA) or imprints (VĀSANĀ) produced by past actions (KARMAN) that fructify as experience, producing simultaneously consciousness and the objects of consciousness. The afflicted mind mistakenly regards the foundational consciousness as a permanent and independent self. The doctrine of the three natures (trisvabhāva), although variously interpreted, is also often explained in light of the doctrine of representation-only. The imaginary nature (PARIKALPITA) refers to misconceptions, such as the belief in self and in the existence of objects that exist apart from consciousness. The dependent nature (PARATANTRA) encompasses impermanent phenomena, which are products of causes and conditions. The consummate nature (PARINIsPANNA) is reality, classically defined as the absence of the imaginary nature in the dependent nature. By removing these latent predispositions from the ālayavijNāna and overcoming the mistaken bifurcation of experience between a perceiving subject and perceived objects (GRĀHYAGRĀHAKAVIKALPA), a transformation of consciousness (ĀsRAYAPARĀVṚTTI) occurs which turns the deluded mind of the sentient being into the enlightenment cognition of the buddhas (BUDDHAJNĀNA), with the ālayavijNāna being transformed into the mirrorlike wisdom (ĀDARsAJNĀNA). In the realm of soteriology, much of what would become the standard Mahāyāna elaboration of the five paths (PANCAMĀRGA) and the bodies (KĀYA, e.g., TRIKĀYA) of a buddha is found in works by Yogācāra authors, although there are important differences between Yogācāra and Madhyamaka on a number of key soteriological questions, including whether there is one vehicle (EKAYĀNA) or three final vehicles (TRIYĀNA), that is, whether all beings are destined for buddhahood, or whether some, such as the ARHATs of the mainstream Buddhist schools, are stuck in a soteriological dead end. ¶ Not all the scholastics regarded as Yogācāra exegetes adhered to all of the most famous doctrines of the school. The most common division of the school is into those who do and do not assert the existence of eight consciousnesses (and hence the ālayavijNāna). The former, who include Asanga and Vasubandhu, are called "followers of scripture" (āgamānusārin), and the latter, who include the famous logicians DIGNĀGA and DHARMAKĪRTI, are called "followers of reasoning" (nyāyānusārin). Yogācāra strands of Buddhism were extremely influential in the development of indigenous East Asian schools of Buddhism, including the mature schools of HUAYAN and even CHAN. For specifically East Asian analogues of Yogācāra, see FAXIANG ZONG, XIANG ZONG, DI LUN ZONG, and SHE LUN ZONG.

Zongjing lu. (J. Sugyoroku; K. Chonggyong nok 宗鏡録). In Chinese, "Records of the Mirror of the Source"; composed c. 961 by the Song-dynasty CHAN master YONGMING YANSHOU (904-975), in one hundred rolls; also called "Records of the Mirror of the Mind" (Xinjing lu). The "source" (zong), Yanshou says in the preface to the Zongjing lu, refers to the "one mind" (YIXIN), which functions like a mirror that is able to reflect all dharmas. This comprehensive collection offers an exhaustive elaboration of the Chan teaching of "one mind" by systematizing the doctrinal and meditative positions of the various Chan traditions of past and present. The Zongjing lu consists of three main sections: exemplifications of the source (biaozong zhang), questions and answers (wenda chang), and citations (yinzheng chang). The first section, which comprises much of the first roll, offers a general overview of the treatise, focusing on Chan's "source" in the one mind. The massive second section, corresponding to the second half of the first roll through the ninety-third roll, offers various explanations on the one mind through a question raised at the beginning of each section, followed by Yanshou's detailed response. His explanations are typically accompanied by extensive citations from various sutras and commentaries, such as the YUANJUE JING and the DAZHIDU LUN. Throughout this exhaustive survey and explanation of doctrinal matters, Yanshou underscores the importance of the one mind or one dharma as the underlying source of all external phenomena. The third and final section, which comprises the last seven rolls of the collection, validates the previous explanations through quotations of hundreds of scriptures and sayings of eminent Chan masters; its aim is to help those of inferior spiritual capacity give rise to faith. Many of these quotations are from materials that are no longer extant, thus providing an important overview of Chan during Yanshou's time. Yanshou's goal throughout this work is to present his distinctive vision of Chan as a pansectarian tradition that subsumes not only the different Chan lineages, but also such doctrinal traditions as TIANTAI, HUAYAN, and FAXIANG. Much of the source material that Yanshou compiled in the Zongjing lu may derive from GUIFENG ZONGMI's similarly massive Chanyuan ji ("Chan Collection"), only the prolegomenon to which survives (see CHANYUAN ZHUQUANJI DUXU). The collection was influential not only in China, but also in Koryo-period Korean SoN and the five mountain (GOZAN) schools of Ashikaga-period Japanese ZEN.



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   19 Anonymous
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   13 Rumi
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   8 Laurie Halse Anderson
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1:I'm alone and nobody is in the mirror ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
2:The mirror is not the same as its reflection. Being is not the same as appearing ~ Claudio Naranjo,
3:The soul of man is the mirror of the world. ~ Leibnitz, the Eternal Wisdom
4:Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror." ~ Khail Gibran,
5:The darkness of passionate thoughts has blackened the mirror of the soul, which should have reflected the inner sun. ~ Philokalia, Theoliptos,
6:Actually, when we survey other people and are horrified by all the evils we "see" in them, we are but gazing unerringly into the mirror of our own souls. ~ Ken Wilber,
7:But with only one heart we human beings are born." ~ Nanuo Sakaki, (1923-2008) Japanese poet,) from his poem "Homo Erectus Ambulant" in his book "Break the Mirror", (1987),
8:Contemplate the mirror of thy heart and thou shalt taste little by little a pure joy and unmixed peace. ~ Sadi, "Bostan", the Eternal Wisdom
9:What is the process of the cleansing of the mirror of the heart? It is an unending battle with one's ego, whose purpose is to distort reality. ~ Ibn Arabi,
10:A person's soul should be clean, like a mirror reflecting light. If there is rust on the mirror his face cannot be seen in it. In the same way, no one who has sin within him can see God. ~ Theophilus of Antioch,
11:Through him we fix our gaze on the heights of heaven. In him, we see the mirror of God's pure and transcendent face. Through him, the eyes of our hearts are opened. Through him, our foolish and darkened comprehension wells up to the light. ~ Saint Clement of Rome,
12:There is a reflective property in matter. It is a mirror tarnished, clouded by our breath. It is only necessary to clean the mirror and to read the symbols that are written in matter from all eternity. ~ Simone Weil, 'The First Condition for the Work of a Free Person',
13:Stop trying to change the world, it is only a mirror. Trying to change the world by force is as fruitless as breaking a mirror in the hope of changing your face. Leave the mirror & change your face. Leave the world alone & change your conceptions of yourself." ~ Neville Goddard,
14:When water is calm, it reflects objects like a mirror. This tranquillity, this perfect level is the model for the sage. If water is transparent when it is in perfect repose, much more so is the intellectual essence. The heart of the sage in perfect repose is the mirror of heaven and of earth and of all existences. ~ Tsuang tse, the Eternal Wisdom
15:When water is still, it reflects objects like a mirror. This stillness, this perfect level is the model of the sage. If water is translucent when it is in perfect rest, much more so must it be with the intellectual essence. The heart of the sage in perfect repose is the mirror of earth and heaven and all existences. ~ Chwang-tse-, the Eternal Wisdom
16:So the call of the Nondual traditions is: Abide as Emptiness, embrace all Form. The liberation is in the Emptiness, never in the Form, but Emptiness embraces all forms as a mirror all its objects. So the Forms continue to arise, and, as the sound of one hand clapping, you are all those Forms. You are the display. You and the universe are One Taste. Your Original Face is the purest Emptiness, and therefore every time you look in the mirror, you see only the entire Kosmos. ~ Ken Wilber, A Brief History of Everything, p. 240,
17:The tranquil lake reflects in the polished mirror of its waters heaven and the trees and the glittering stars; approach now and see how the image is changed; in place of heaven and the stars it is thyself that thou seest, for it was thy soul that created the heaven and the stars reflected in the mirror of the lake. Learn that all things seem to be in the soul which reflects them, but they are not the truth and the essence of the eternal reality. That essence is the Spirit which forms all things. ~ Anonymous, the Eternal Wisdom
18:There is but one remedy: that signpost must always be there, a mirror well placed in one's feelings, impulses, all one's sensations. One sees them in this mirror. There are some which are not very beautiful or pleasant to look at; there are others which are beautiful, pleasant, and must be kept. This one does a hundred times a day if necessary. And it is very interesting. One draws a kind of big circle around the psychic mirror and arranges all the elements around it. If there is something that is not all right, it casts a sort of grey shadow upon the mirror: this element must be shifted, organised. It must be spoken to, made to understand, one must come out of that darkness. If you do that, you never get bored. When people are not kind, when one has a cold in the head, when one doesn't know one's lessons, and so on, one begins to look into this mirror. It is very interesting, one sees the canker. "I thought I was sincere!" - not at all. ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953, 10,
19:Recommended Reading
David Foster Wallace - Infinite Jest
DH Lawrence - The Rainbow
Gabriel Garcia Marquez - Love in the Time of Cholera
Karl Ove Knausgaard - My Struggle
Virginia Woolf - To The Lighthouse
Ben Lerner - The Topeka School
Sally Rooney - Conversations With Friends
Nell Zink - The Wallcreeper
Elena Ferrante - The Days of Abandonment
Jack Kerouac - Dharma Bums
Walt Whitman - Leaves of Grass
Michael Murphy - Golf in the Kingdom
Barbara Kingsolver - Prodigal Summer
Albertine Sarrazin - Astragal
Rebecca Solnit - The Faraway Nearby
Michael Paterniti - Love and Other Ways of Dying
Rainer Maria Rilke - Book of Hours
James Baldwin - Another Country
Roberto Calasso - Ka
Translation by S. Radhakrishan - Principle Upanisads
Chogyam Trungpa - Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
Translation by Georg Feuerstein - Yoga Sutra
Richard Freeman - The Mirror of Yoga
Translation by S. Radhakrishan - The Bhagavad Gita
Shrunyu Suzuki - Zen Mind Beginner's Mind
Heinrich Zimmer - Myths and Symbols in Indian Art and Civilization
Sogyal Rinpoche - The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
Joseph Campbell - Myths of Light
Joseph Campbell - The Hero With A Thousand Faces
Sri Aurobindo - Savitri
Thomas Meyers - Anatomy Trains
Wendy Doniger - The Hindus ~ Jason Bowman, http://www.jasonbowmanyoga.com/recommended-reading,
20:In terms of energy - there are three characteristic ways in which the energy manifests - Dang, Rolpa, and rTsal (gDang, rol pa, and rTsal). Dang is the energy in which 'internal' and 'external' are not divided from that which manifests. It is symbolised by the crystal sphere which becomes the colour of whatever it is placed upon. Rolpa is the energy which manifests internally as vision. It is symbolised by the mirror. The image of the reflection always appears as if it is inside the mirror. rTsal is externally manifested energy which radiates. It is symbolised by the refractive capacity of the faceted crystal. For a realised being, this energy is inseparable in its manifestation from the dimension of manifest reality. Dang, Rolpa, and rTsal are not divided.

Dang, Rolpa and rTsal are not divided and neither are the ku-sum (sKu gSum - the trikaya) the three spheres of being. Cho-ku (chos sKu - Dharmakaya), the sphere of unconditioned potentiality, is the creative space from which the essence of the elements arises as long-ku (longs sKu - Sambhogakaya) the sphere of intangible appearances - light and rays, non material forms only perceivable by those with visionary clarity. Trülku (sPrul sKu - Nirmanakaya), the sphere of realised manifestation, is the level of matter in apparently solid material forms. The primordial base manifests these three distinct yet indivisible modes. ~ Sam Van Schaik, Approaching the Great Perfection: Simultaneous and Gradual Methods of Dzogchen Practice in the Longchen Nyingtig,
21:Intuition And The Value Of Concentration :::
   Mother, how can the faculty of intuition be developed?

   ... There are different kinds of intuition, and we carry these capacities within us. They are always active to some extent but we don't notice them because we don't pay enough attention to what is going on in us. Behind the emotions, deep within the being, in a consciousness seated somewhere near the level of the solar plexus, there is a sort of prescience, a kind of capacity for foresight, but not in the form of ideas: rather in the form of feelings, almost a perception of sensations. For instance, when one is going to decide to do something, there is sometimes a kind of uneasiness or inner refusal, and usually, if one listens to this deeper indication, one realises that it was justified. In other cases there is something that urges, indicates, insists - I am not speaking of impulses, you understand, of all the movements which come from the vital and much lower still - indications which are behind the feelings, which come from the affective part of the being; there too one can receive a fairly sure indication of the thing to be done. These are forms of intuition or of a higher instinct which can be cultivated by observation and also by studying the results. Naturally, it must be done very sincerely, objectively, without prejudice. If one wants to see things in a particular way and at the same time practise this observation, it is all useless. One must do it as if one were looking at what is happening from outside oneself, in someone else. It is one form of intuition and perhaps the first one that usually manifests. There is also another form but that one is much more difficult to observe because for those who are accustomed to think, to act by reason - not by impulse but by reason - to reflect before doing anything, there is an extremely swift process from cause to effect in the half-conscious thought which prevents you from seeing the line, the whole line of reasoning and so you don't think that it is a chain of reasoning, and that is quite deceptive. You have the impression of an intuition but it is not an intuition, it is an extremely rapid subconscious reasoning, which takes up a problem and goes straight to the conclusions. This must not be mistaken for intuition. In the ordinary functioning of the brain, intuition is something which suddenly falls like a drop of light. If one has the faculty, the beginning of a faculty of mental vision, it gives the impression of something coming from outside or above, like a little impact of a drop of light in the brain, absolutely independent of all reasoning. This is perceived more easily when one is able to silence one's mind, hold it still and attentive, arresting its usual functioning, as if the mind were changed into a kind of mirror turned towards a higher faculty in a sustained and silent attention. That too one can learn to do. One must learn to do it, it is a necessary discipline.
   When you have a question to solve, whatever it may be, usually you concentrate your attention here (pointing between the eyebrows), at the centre just above the eyes, the centre of the conscious will. But then if you do that, you cannot be in contact with intuition. You can be in contact with the source of the will, of effort, even of a certain kind of knowledge, but in the outer, almost material field; whereas, if you want to contact the intuition, you must keep this (Mother indicates the forehead) completely immobile. Active thought must be stopped as far as possible and the entire mental faculty must form - at the top of the head and a little further above if possible - a kind of mirror, very quiet, very still, turned upwards, in silent, very concentrated attention. If you succeed, you can - perhaps not immediately - but you can have the perception of the drops of light falling upon the mirror from a still unknown region and expressing themselves as a conscious thought which has no connection with all the rest of your thought since you have been able to keep it silent. That is the real beginning of the intellectual intuition.
   It is a discipline to be followed. For a long time one may try and not succeed, but as soon as one succeeds in making a mirror, still and attentive, one always obtains a result, not necessarily with a precise form of thought but always with the sensations of a light coming from above. And then, if one can receive this light coming from above without entering immediately into a whirl of activity, receive it in calm and silence and let it penetrate deep into the being, then after a while it expresses itself either as a luminous thought or as a very precise indication here (Mother indicates the heart), in this other centre.
   Naturally, first these two faculties must be developed; then, as soon as there is any result, one must observe the result, as I said, and see the connection with what is happening, the consequences: see, observe very attentively what has come in, what may have caused a distortion, what one has added by way of more or less conscious reasoning or the intervention of a lower will, also more or less conscious; and it is by a very deep study - indeed, almost of every moment, in any case daily and very frequent - that one succeeds in developing one's intuition. It takes a long time. It takes a long time and there are ambushes: one can deceive oneself, take for intuitions subconscious wills which try to manifest, indications given by impulses one has refused to receive openly, indeed all sorts of difficulties. One must be prepared for that. But if one persists, one is sure to succeed.
   And there comes a time when one feels a kind of inner guidance, something which is leading one very perceptibly in all that one does. But then, for the guidance to have its maximum power, one must naturally add to it a conscious surrender: one must be sincerely determined to follow the indication given by the higher force. If one does that, then... one saves years of study, one can seize the result extremely rapidly. If one also does that, the result comes very rapidly. But for that, it must be done with sincerity and... a kind of inner spontaneity. If one wants to try without this surrender, one may succeed - as one can also succeed in developing one's personal will and making it into a very considerable power - but that takes a very long time and one meets many obstacles and the result is very precarious; one must be very persistent, obstinate, persevering, and one is sure to succeed, but only after a great labour.
   Make your surrender with a sincere, complete self-giving, and you will go ahead at full speed, you will go much faster - but you must not do this calculatingly, for that spoils everything! (Silence) Moreover, whatever you may want to do in life, one thing is absolutely indispensable and at the basis of everything, the capacity of concentrating the attention. If you are able to gather together the rays of attention and consciousness on one point and can maintain this concentration with a persistent will, nothing can resist it - whatever it may be, from the most material physical development to the highest spiritual one. But this discipline must be followed in a constant and, it may be said, imperturbable way; not that you should always be concentrated on the same thing - that's not what I mean, I mean learning to concentrate.
   And materially, for studies, sports, all physical or mental development, it is absolutely indispensable. And the value of an individual is proportionate to the value of his attention.
   And from the spiritual point of view it is still more important.
   There is no spiritual obstacle which can resist a penetrating power of concentration. For instance, the discovery of the psychic being, union with the inner Divine, opening to the higher spheres, all can be obtained by an intense and obstinate power of concentration - but one must learn how to do it. There is nothing in the human or even in the superhuman field, to which the power of concentration is not the key. You can be the best athlete, you can be the best student, you can be an artistic, literary or scientific genius, you can be the greatest saint with that faculty. And everyone has in himself a tiny little beginning of it - it is given to everybody, but people do not cultivate it.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1957-1958,

*** WISDOM TROVE ***

1:The world is the mirror of myself dying. ~ henry-miller, @wisdomtrove
2:Bronze is the mirror of form, wine of the heart. ~ aeschylus, @wisdomtrove
3:The mirror reflects all objects without being sullied ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
4:My idea of a group decision is to look in the mirror. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
5:Look in the mirror and tell yourself how wonderful you are. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
6:Revolt is the mirror in which greed is forced to see itself. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
7:Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in  the mirror. ~ byron-katie, @wisdomtrove
8:-ev'n with us the breath Of Science dims the mirror of our joy. ~ edgar-allan-poe, @wisdomtrove
9:The mirror is my best friend because when I cry it never laughs. ~ charlie-chaplan, @wisdomtrove
10:There is nothing worse for the lying soul than the mirror of reality. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
11:Look in the mirror and one thing is sure: what we see is not who we are. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
12:If you find the mirror of the heart dull, the rust has not been cleared from its face. ~ rumi, @wisdomtrove
13:Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself - to be is to be related. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
14:you fall into the mirror, come through the other side staring at a lightbulb. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
15:The soul is the mirror of an indestructible universe. The Monadology. ~ gottfried-wilhelm-leibniz, @wisdomtrove
16:I often stood in front of the mirror alone, wondering how ugly a person could get. ~ charles-bukowski, @wisdomtrove
17:Understanding comes about through feeling, from moment to moment in the mirror of relationship. ~ bruce-lee, @wisdomtrove
18:To have the illusion of selfhood simply means that when you look in the mirror, you see somebody. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
19:The mirror we hold up to the person next to us is one of the most important pictures she will ever see. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
20:Every day it gets easier to look into my own eyes on the mirror and say, "I love you just the way you are." ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
21:The light is already there. In Zen Buddhism there's a little speck of dust on the mirror, and that's us. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
22:The mirror reflects perfectly; it makes no mistakes because it doesn't think. To think is to make mistakes. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
23:When I look in the mirror, I know I'm looking at someone who isn't sure she deserves to be loved at all. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
24:When the mind sees itself in the mirror of relationship, from that perception there is self-knowledge. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
25:When I can't see myself in the mirror, I can't even feel myself, and I begin to wonder if I exist at all. ~ jean-paul-sartre, @wisdomtrove
26:You pray best when the mirror of your soul is empty of every image except the Image of the Invisible Father. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
27:Every time you look in the mirror remember that God created you and that everything He creates is beautiful and good! ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
28:I like actors very much, but to marry one would be like marrying your brother. You look too much alike in the mirror. ~ marilyn-monroe, @wisdomtrove
29:From the depths of the mirror, a corpse gazed back at me. The look in his eyes, as they stared into mine, has never left me. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
30:If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After awhile you'll see your rivals scrambling for second place. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
31:When it's over and you look in the mirror, did you do the best you were capable of? If yes, you will probably be ok with the outcome ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
32:Was it the infinite sadness of her eyes that drew him or the mirror of himself that he found in the gorgeous clarity of her mind? ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
33:Through love and sincerity continuously beautify your inner life in every way, by daily looking into the mirror of introspection. ~ paramahansa-yogananda, @wisdomtrove
34:But by faith you look in the mirror and see a robed prodigal bearing the ring of grace on your finger and the kiss of your Father on your face. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
35:Out of sight above the house, the mirror moon reflected the sun of a day not yet dawned, shining the pale light of tomorrow on the yard and on the paper birches. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
36:As you cannot see your face, but only its reflection in the mirror, so you can know only your image reflected in the stainless mirror of pure awareness. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
37:You may wish that some parts of (your face) were different, but the actual fact is shown in the mirror. Now, can you look at your conditioning in a similar way? ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
38:Regardless of others' reactions, do your best to stay true to yourself. Make the choices that allow you to look in the mirror and feel good about the person gazing back at you. ~ steve-pavlina, @wisdomtrove
39:I have this complicated procedure I go through every morning, which is to look in the mirror and decide what I'm going to do. And I feel at that point, everybody's had their say. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
40:A healthy social life is found only when, in the mirror of each soul, the whole community finds its reflection, and when, in the whole community, the virtue of each one is living. ~ rudolf-steiner, @wisdomtrove
41:Beauty is life when life unveils her holy face. But you are life and you are the veil. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror. ~ kahlil-gibran, @wisdomtrove
42:In my work and in myself I reflect black people, women and men, as I reflect others. One day even the most self-protective ones will look into the mirror I provide and not be afraid. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
43:If are in a situation with too many people in your life and you want to go into higher attention, look in the mirror. You are being blocked. Do something about it. It might be hard. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
44:If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
45:Relationship is the mirror in which we see ourselves as we are. All life is a movement in relationship. There is no living thing on earth which is not related to something or other. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
46:I went to see my doctor. ‘Doctor, every morning when I get up and look in the mirror… I feel like throwing up. What’s wrong with me?’ He said, ‘I don’t know but your eyesight is perfect.' ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
47:We may say, that not only the soul (the mirror of an indestructible universe) is indestructible, but also the animal itself is, although its mechanism is frequently destroyed in parts. ~ gottfried-wilhelm-leibniz, @wisdomtrove
48:We have to confront ourselves. Do we like what we see in the mirror? And, according to our light, according to our understanding, according to our courage, we will have to say yea or nay - and rise! ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
49:Close your eyes and visualize the person you really want to be, who fits your own concepts of self-respect. If you can see the person clearly in the mirror of you mind, you surely will become that person. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
50:That's your friend. My husband is my best friend. He's not the mirror that holds up my flaws. He's just the guy who's like, &
51:Water becomes clear and transparent when in a quiescent stage. How much the more wonderful will be the mind of a sage when poised in quiescence! It is the mirror of heaven and earth, reflecting the ten thousand things. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
52:It is a mistake, too, to say that the face is the mirror of the soul. The truth is, men are very hard to know, and yet, not to be deceived, we must judge them by their present actions, but for the present only. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
53:Other people teach us who we are. Their attitudes to us are the mirror in which we learn to see ourselves, but the mirror is distorted. We are, perhaps, rather dimly aware of the immense power of our social enviornment. ~ alan-watts, @wisdomtrove
54:Our works are the mirror wherein the spirit first sees its natural lineaments. Hence, too, the folly of that impossible precept, Know theyself; till it be translated into this partially possible one, know what thou canst work at. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
55:The alternate triumphs of different parties ... make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
56:I went to see my doctor... Doctor Vidi-boom-ba. Yeah... I told him once, "Doctor, every morning when I get up and look in the mirror I feel like throwing up. What's wrong with me?" He said, "I don't know, but your eyesight is perfect." ~ rodney-dangerfield, @wisdomtrove
57:You are not the one who experiences liberation; you are the clearing, the opening, the emptiness, in which any experience comes and goes, like reflections on the mirror. And you are the mirror, the mirror mind, and not any experienced reflection. ~ ken-wilber, @wisdomtrove
58:When I was young, every time I criticized someone, my mother would stand me in front of the mirror and say: &
59:One day when I was able to get up, I decided to look at myself in the mirror on the opposite wall. I had not seen myself since the ghetto. From the depths of the mirror, a corpse was contemplating me. The look in his eyes as he gazed at me has never left me. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
60:If we all hold on to the mistake, we can't see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can't see what we're capable of being. You can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end the real forgiveness is in one's own self. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
61:To know one’s own state is not a simple matter. One cannot look directly at one’s own face with one’s own eyes, for example. One has no choice but to look at one’s reflection in the mirror. Through experience, we come to believe that the image is correct, but that is all. ~ haruki-murakami, @wisdomtrove
62:Knowledge of the Absolute depends upon no book, nor upon anything; it is absolute in itself. No amount of study will give this knowledge; is not theory, it is realization. Cleanse the dust from the mirror, purify your own mind, and in a flash you know that you are Brahman. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
63:Concentration is a cornerstone of mindfulness practice. Your mindfulness will only be as robust as the capacity of your mind to be calm and stable. Without calmness, the mirror of mindfulness will have an agitated and choppy surface and will not be able to reflect things with any accuracy. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
64:Wait. Let me guess. You're giving me the cold shoulder, right?ù With that, she sighed. úShouldn't you be with your friends, staring at yourselves in the mirror?ù He laughed. úThat's funny. I'll have to remember that.ù úI'm not being funny. I'm being serious.ù úOh, because we're so good-looking ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
65:In the mirror of your mind all kinds of pictures appear and disappear. Knowing that they are entirely your own creations, watch them silently come and go, be alert, but not perturbed. This attitude of silent observation is the very foundation of Yoga. You see the picture, but you are not the picture. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
66:Understanding of the self only arises in relationship, in watching yourself in relationship to people, ideas, and things; to trees, the earth, and the world around you and within you. Relationship is the mirror in which the self is revealed. Without self-knowledge there is no basis for right thought and action. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
67:To see reality is as simple as to see one's face in a mirror. Only the mirror must be clear and true. A quiet mind, undistorted by desires and fears, free from ideas and opinions, clear on all the levels, is needed to reflect the reality. Be clear and quiet -alert and detached, all else will happen by itself. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
68:You can't remove that layer of pain by just saying, "Okay, I'm not going to wallow in it." The only way to remove that layer of pain is to face what it says and to recognize it as the look in the mirror that it is, reflecting the things you did that you wish you hadn't done and the things you didn't do that you wish you had done. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
69:Every morning you put on your clothes to cover your nakedness and protect your body from inclement weather. Why don't you also clothe your soul with the garment of faith? Remember each morning the truths of your creed, and look at yourself in the mirror of your faith. Otherwise, your soul will soon be naked with the nakedness of oblivion. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
70:The whiskey warmed his tongue and the back of his throat, but it did not change his ideas any, and suddenly, looking at himself in the mirror behind the bar, he knew that drinking was never going to do any good to him now. Whatever he had now he had, and it was from now on, and if he drank himself unconscious when he woke up it would be there. ~ ernest-hemingway, @wisdomtrove
71:In order to find God in ourselves, we must stop looking at ourselves, stop checking and verifying ourselves in the mirror of our own futility, and be content to be in Him and to do whatever He wills, according to our limitations, judging our acts not in the light of our own illusions, but in the light of His reality which is all around us in the things and people we live with. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
72:In the mirror of your mind images appear and disappear. The mirror remains. Learn to distinguish the immovable in the movable, the unchanging in the changing, till you realise that all differences are in appearance only and oneness is a fact. This basic identity - you may call God, or Brahman, the words matters little - is only the realisation that all is one. ~ sri-nisargadatta-maharaj, @wisdomtrove
73:When your mind is quiet, you enter into the flow of love, and you just flow from one moment to the next as naturally as breathing. Whatever arises, I embrace it with love in the moment. This is my practice of polishing the mirror to reflect love. In this moment there is just awareness and love. If someone asks me how to get into their heart, I give them this practice: I Am Loving Awareness. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
74:I have never seen white so absolute / And alone, glistening in awkward form / Dreaming across the water a bright path. / As it stirs and changes I see what it is: / Two swans have found the mirror in the lake / Where a V of horizon lets light through / To make them light-source and light-shape in one. / Now they swim and fade through windows of reed / And disrobe the lake of apparition. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
75:Only in Relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness; this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
76:We wait all these years to find someone who understands us, I thought, someone who accepts us as we are, someone with a wizard's power to melt stone to sunlight, who can bring us happiness in spite of trials, who can face our dragons in the night, who can transform us into the soul we choose to be. Just yesterday I found that magical Someone is the face we see in the mirror: It's us and our homemade masks. ~ richard-bach, @wisdomtrove
77:There's a secret to get through loss, pain and grief. If we're alone we can't see who we are. When we join the club, other people become the mirror. Through them, we see ourselves and gain an understanding of what we're going through. Then slowly, real slowly, we learn to accept who we see in the mirror. Then you become the mirror for them; by being honest about who you are, you'll help them learn to love and accept themselves. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
78:As regards the quietude of the sage, he is not quiet because quietness is said to be good. He is quiet because the multitude of things cannot disturb his quietude. When water is still, one's beard and eyelashes are reflected in it. A skilled carpenter uses it in a level to obtain a measurement. If still water is so clear, how much more are the mental faculties! The mind of the sage is the mirror of heaven and earth in which all things are reflected. ~ zhuangzi, @wisdomtrove
79:When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: ‘If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.’ It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘no’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. ~ steve-jobs, @wisdomtrove
80:Suppose the looking glass smashes, the image disappears, and the romantic figure with the green of forest depths all about it is there no longer, but only that shell of a person which is seen by other people - what an airless, shallow, bald, prominent world it becomes! A world not to be lived in. As we face each other in omnibuses and underground railways we are looking into the mirror that accounts for the vagueness, the gleam of glassiness, in our eyes. ~ virginia-woolf, @wisdomtrove
81:This is a call to arms. A call to be gentle, to be forgiving, to be generous with yourself. The next time you look into the mirror, try to let go of the story line that says you’re too fat or too sallow, too ashy or too old, your eyes are too small or your nose too big; just look into the mirror and see your face. When the criticism drops away, what you will see then is just you, without judgment, and that is the first step toward transforming your experience of the world. ~ oprah-winfrey, @wisdomtrove
82:And if you think that you're showing your love to Catherine by suffering the way you've been doing, then somewhere along the way, I must have messed up in raising you." "You didn't mess up... ." "I must have. Because when I look at you, I see myself, and to be honest, I'd rather see someone different. I'd like to see someone who learned that it's okay to go on, that it's okay to find someone that can make you happy. But right now, it's like I'm looking in the mirror and seeing myself twenty years ago. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
83:There are two types of empathy: the positive empathy and the negative empathy. When we are fully carried away by the unaware activities of the mirror neurons, we are under the trap of negative empathy. The negative empathy generates attachments. Out of these attachments suffering follows. Negative empathy is a kind of reaction to a situation, whereas positive empathy is internal response of peace love and tranquility... . In positive empathy, your deep tranquility, joy and peace activates the mirror neurons of the others, whereas in negative empathy your mirror neurons are activated by the disturbance of others. ~ amit-ray, @wisdomtrove

*** NEWFULLDB 2.4M ***

1:Speech is the mirror of action. ~ Solon,
2:The mirror ever lies. ~ Michael R Fletcher,
3:Music is the mirror of reality. ~ Karl Marx,
4:You are the mirror of divine beauty. ~ Rumi,
5:God is the mirror of man. ~ Ludwig Feuerbach,
6:in the mirror on my locker door. ~ Anonymous,
7:I avoid looking in the mirror. ~ Marina Warner,
8:I look in the mirror, my only opponent ~ Jay Z,
9:I love a selfie in the mirror. ~ Kim Kardashian,
10:I got a smile that'll make the mirror crack, ~ GZA,
11:Speech is the mirror of the soul. ~ Publilius Syrus,
12:ruin is not the invention of the mirror. ~ Anonymous,
13:We are the mirror as well as the face in it. ~ Rumi,
14:We are the mirror - As well as the face in it. ~ Rumi,
15:We are the mirror, as well as the face in it. ~ Rumi,
16:Speech is the mirror of the mind. ~ Seneca the Younger,
17:The mirror to the beautiful is beautiful. ~ Said Nursi,
18:The soul of man is the mirror of the world. ~ Leibnitz,
19:the Mirror • The Green Flash • Cameo • ~ Winston Graham,
20:The world is the mirror of myself dying. ~ Henry Miller,
21:the world is the mirror of myself dying. ~ Henry Miller,
22:It's not fun to see myself in the mirror. ~ Diane Keaton,
23:Water is the mirror of nature. ~ Saint Francis of Assisi,
24:Art is the Mirror of our betrayed ideals. ~ Doris Lessing,
25:I'm alone and nobody is in the mirror ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
26:I'm starting with the man in the mirror ~ Michael Jackson,
27:slid the mirror fragment off today’s Prophet, ~ Anonymous,
28:Before you judge me, look in the mirror. ~ Whoopi Goldberg,
29:I'm alone and nobody is in the mirror ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
30:Inner beauty is never found in the mirror. ~ Chloe Thurlow,
31:We have to break the mirror to be ourselves... ~ May Sarton,
32:Bronze is the mirror of form, wine of the heart. ~ Aeschylus,
33:Each day in the mirror I watch death at work. ~ Jean Cocteau,
34:Look in the mirror, and laugh at yourself. ~ Bernie Glassman,
35:Every day in the mirror I watch death at work. ~ Jean Cocteau,
36:Don't blame the mirror if your face is faulty. ~ Nikolai Gogol,
37:Making is the mirror in which we see ourselves. ~ Frank Bidart,
38:The girl in the mirror was too much and not enough. ~ Meg Haston,
39:Every time I look in the mirror, God looks back. ~ Liam Gallagher,
40:The mirror reflects all objects without being sullied ~ Confucius,
41:Rationalization begins with a look in the mirror. ~ Brennan Manning,
42:The mirror can lie, it doesn't show you what's inside ~ Demi Lovato,
43:the mirror that reflects my naked fire-mutt body. ~ Suzanne Collins,
44:To hold, as 't were, the mirror up to nature. ~ William Shakespeare,
45:Truth brings light, light refracts off the mirror, ~ Pharoahe Monch,
46:When I look in the mirror and the only one there is me ~ India Arie,
47:Outer world is just the mirror image of your inner world. ~ Amit Ray,
48:The mirror can lie. It doesn’t show you what’s inside. ~ Demi Lovato,
49:When I catch sight of my reflection in the mirror, ~ Magda Alexander,
50:Death had been all around her. Even in the mirror. ~ Maureen A Miller,
51:I look into the mirror for evil that just does not exist. ~ Sara Quin,
52:I'm the mirror to your mood, you hate me and I hate you. ~ Ray Davies,
53:Shadows cannot see themselves in the mirror of the sun. ~ Evita Peron,
54:When I look in the mirror, I see a woman who is happy. ~ Ava DuVernay,
55:I can look at myself in the mirror, and I can be proud. ~ Tippi Hedren,
56:Life is architecture and architecture is the mirror of life. ~ I M Pei,
57:My idea of a group decision is to look in the mirror. ~ Warren Buffett,
58:My self in the mirror is just a physical reflection. ~ Haruki Murakami,
59:The inventor of the mirror poisoned the human heart. ~ Fernando Pessoa,
60:Your thoughts and words are the mirror images of your soul. ~ Amit Ray,
61:He who has regrets cannot look at himself in the mirror. ~ Eric Cantona,
62:My toughest enemy is in the mirror - would you look at that. ~ Ludacris,
63:The Drome first came to me in the mirror when I was six. ~ Tommy Orange,
64:The only person I can change is the one in the mirror. ~ Russell Wilson,
65:Be the mirror in which people admire their true potential. ~ Ron Kaufman,
66:I looked at myself in the mirror and didn't like what I saw. ~ Andr Gide,
67:Look in the mirror and tell yourself how wonderful you are. ~ Louise Hay,
68:Nothing is the mirror in which you see the world. ~ Erich Maria Remarque,
69:You can't fool the mirror-what you see is what you are. ~ Malcolm Forbes,
70:And who can consent at the mirror to a mere face of man? ~ Czes aw Mi osz,
71:Go look in the mirror and have a talk with your real boss ~ Bryant McGill,
72:Look in the mirror and see who you are. Beautiful, you are. ~ Deborah Cox,
73:The mirror used to be my best friend. Now it is an assassin. ~ Pat Conroy,
74:Cleanse the mirror of your heart, and you will see God. ~ Neem Karoli Baba,
75:Day after day I look in the mirror and I still see something ~ Andy Warhol,
76:my soul is the mirror of the universe, and my body is its frame ~ Voltaire,
77:The precursor of the mirror is the mother's face. ~ Donald Woods Winnicott,
78:Behaviour is the mirror in which we can display our image. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
79:Bright unused beauty still plaugued her in the mirror. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
80:If you want to avoid seeing an idiot, break the mirror. ~ Francois Rabelais,
81:I look in the mirror and see a few scars, but I like myself. ~ Steven Adler,
82:Revolt is the mirror in which greed is forced to see itself. ~ Alice Walker,
83:We see in part, and thus is the mirror of prophecy darkened. ~ Stephen King,
84:When man discovered the mirror, he began to lose his soul. ~ Emile Durkheim,
85:When you no longer have an enemy you find it in the mirror. ~ Heiner M ller,
86:As you live Deeper in the Heart, the Mirror gets clearer and cleaner. ~ Rumi,
87:Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror. ~ Byron Katie,
88:Leave God out of your mess and go look in the mirror instead. ~ Larry Winget,
89:The next time you want pussy, just look in the mirror baby ~ Madonna Ciccone,
90:You look like Snow White killed the queen and stole the mirror. ~ V E Schwab,
91:Your words become the mirror in which others see themselves. ~ Sharon Jaynes,
92:I am locked into the mirror and there is no door out. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
93:Is it ghosts or just the mirror
That makes ya want to flee? ~ Stephen King,
94:The mirror never sees itself. The reflection never is itself. ~ Gregory Keyes,
95:The Universe began when Nothing saw itself in the mirror. ~ Tor Norretranders,
96:When he looked up at the mirror, bright blue eyes stared back. ~ Nora Sakavic,
97:When I look in the mirror, I see a work in progress. ~ Cynthia Addai Robinson,
98:When Medusa looks in the mirror, she sees the Lady of Sorrows. ~ Mason Cooley,
99:I look in the mirror through the eyes of the child that was me. ~ Judy Collins,
100:She checked herself in the mirror. She was a roadmap of violence. ~ Simon Wood,
101:Never look in the mirror when your stressed it’s contagious ~ Benny Bellamacina,
102:We all look at ourselves in the mirror and think, 'Am I good?' ~ Damon Lindelof,
103:-ev'n with us the breath Of Science dims the mirror of our joy. ~ Edgar Allan Poe,
104:I never feel sexy. I have a distant relationship with the mirror. ~ Harrison Ford,
105:So when I look in the mirror I'm driven by both vanity and fear. ~ Andy Whitfield,
106:The mirror is not you. The mirror is you looking at yourself. ~ George Balanchine,
107:The time will come when it will disgust you to look in the mirror. ~ Rose Kennedy,
108:When I look at myself in the mirror, I don't see the bad guy. ~ Patrick Heusinger,
109:Your only real competition will always be the person in the mirror. ~ Peter Voogd,
110:At times the mirror increases a thing’s value, at times denies it. ~ Italo Calvino,
111:Gussie, a glutton for punishment, stared at himself in the mirror. ~ P G Wodehouse,
112:I see a guy getting old. I try to not look in the mirror too much. ~ Mark Wahlberg,
113:I watched our reflection in the mirror. I loved that reflection. ~ Alyssa Rose Ivy,
114:Look into the mirror of the world, and you will see only yourself. ~ Deepak Chopra,
115:The mirror is my best friend because when I cry it never laughs. ~ Charlie Chaplin,
116:You know when civilization began? With the invention of the mirror. ~ Shimon Peres,
117:Artists hold out the mirror to the bruises on the face of the world. ~ Josef kvoreck,
118:Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off. ~ Coco Chanel,
119:To look into the mirror is to see the future, in blood and rubies. ~ Gregory Maguire,
120:I've been avoiding the mirror in the room. I always avoid the mirrors. ~ Donna Cooner,
121:When I look in the mirror in the morning, I want to take a swing at me. ~ Woody Hayes,
122:When I was a kid, I used to look in the mirror and pretend I was Elvis. ~ Donald Dunn,
123:All I see in the mirror every morning is a face that needs washing. ~ Elizabeth Taylor,
124:Artists hold out the mirror to the bruises on the face of the world. ~ Josef Skvorecky,
125:As you live deeper in the heart, the mirror gets clearer and cleaner ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
126:Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory. ~ Coco Chanel,
127:But you know, if you're looking for love, there's always the mirror. ~ Kristan Higgins,
128:I always check in the mirror to make sure nothing is see-through. ~ Scarlett Johansson,
129:I look in the mirror and say to myself, Can it be you once played Romeo? ~ Bela Lugosi,
130:There is nothing worse for the lying soul than the mirror of reality. ~ Steve Maraboli,
131:Water is the mirror that has the ability to show us what we cannot see. ~ Masaru Emoto,
132:What you find in the mirror you will find in the reality it mirrors. ~ William Barrett,
133:You don't comb the mirror, you comb your own hair and the mirror changes. ~ David Icke,
134:I look at myself in the mirror and ask, "What are your demands, Reality Boy? ~ A S King,
135:I stare at the mirror as I try to remember who I am and who I am not. ~ Suzanne Collins,
136:Look in the mirror and one thing is sure: what we see is not who we are. ~ Richard Bach,
137:Pledge that you will look in the mirror and find the unique beauty in you. ~ Tyra Banks,
138:They look into the mirror and all they can see is a collection of flaws, ~ Ann Patchett,
139:Who is that girl in the mirror? Who am I? Why is this happening to me? ~ Shalini Boland,
140:You can’t help others if you look in the mirror and hate what you see. ~ James Altucher,
141:Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
142:I've looked in the mirror every day for 20 years. It's the same face. ~ Claudia Schiffer,
143:Me, I look in the mirror and all I see is this Jewish kid from Queens. ~ David Krumholtz,
144:Objects in the mirror of the future appear larger than they really are. ~ Steve Chandler,
145:Sadness is never bad," said Amparo. "Sadness is the mirror of being happy ~ Tim Willocks,
146:Seeing my malevolent face in the mirror, my benevolent soul shrinks back. ~ Mason Cooley,
147:The spirit is the mirror; the body is the rust.
(Divan-i-Shamsi Tabriz) ~ Idries Shah,
148:As you live deeper in the heart, the mirror gets clearer and cleaner. ~ ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
149:I always find the mirror in the dressing room is where the best artists are. ~ John Lydon,
150:If you're so hell-bent on placing blame, I suggest you look in the mirror. ~ Maria Semple,
151:Some of us need the love of others to see ourselves clearly in the mirror. ~ Debora Geary,
152:I don't do the mirror thing; maybe once or twice when I first started out. ~ Ted Alexandro,
153:If i sad, I'm always search the mirror, because it never laugh when i cry ~ Greyson Chance,
154:It was now or never. Josie pointed to the mirror. "I came through there. ~ Gretchen McNeil,
155:She was not looking at a girl in the mirror. She was looking at a machine. ~ Marissa Meyer,
156:Written on the mirror, revealed by the steam, were the words, I love you, Jane. ~ J R Ward,
157:At least if I am to die, then it would be as someone I can look in the mirror. ~ Elise Kova,
158:The spectacle is at the same time the mirage of self in the mirror of things. ~ Paul Ric ur,
159:Yo momma so ugly that when she looks in the mirror, the reflection ducks. ♦◊♦◊♦◊♦ ~ Various,
160:Young, dumb, lookin' in the mirror tryin' to figure out who I’m gonna be this year. ~ Drake,
161:I crawled in the bathroom, looked in the mirror and saw the devil. It was me. ~ Larry Gatlin,
162:The spectacle is at the same time the mirage of self in the mirror of things. ~ Paul Ricoeur,
163:Death is the black backing on the mirror that allows us to see anything at all. ~ Saul Bellow,
164:I don't drink blood, and last time I looked in the mirror, I had a reflection. ~ Nicolas Cage,
165:If you find the mirror of the heart dull, the rust has not been cleared from its face. ~ Rumi,
166:I see knowledge of self. I know who I am. When I look in the mirror, I see me. ~ Tracy Morgan,
167:Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
168:The mirror of the heart must be clear, so you can discern the ugly from the beautiful. ~ Rumi,
169:The ravaged face in the mirror hides the enchanting youth that is the real me. ~ Mason Cooley,
170:They know what it is like to look at yourself in the mirror and feel punched. ~ Hannah Howard,
171:I can't look in the mirror and look at fake things. I just can't. I'd rather age. ~ Heidi Klum,
172:I looked in the mirror, which was usually a mistake. This time was no exception. ~ Shay Savage,
173:Look at yourself in the mirror and don't be afraid to notice how beautiful you are. ~ Yoko Ono,
174:And sometimes through the mirror blue
The knights come riding two and two. ~ Alfred Tennyson,
175:I must be an anorexic because an anorexic looks in the mirror and sees a fat person. ~ Jo Brand,
176:Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself - to be is to be related. ~ Bruce Lee,
177:I'm frightened to look at myself in the mirror because maybe nothing's there. ~ Melina Marchetta,
178:Mr. Cooper, have you looked in the mirror lately and seen the state of your nose? ~ Henry Cooper,
179:People still tell me I’m fat, but when I look in the mirror, that’s not what I see. ~ Lara Stone,
180:Poetry looking in the mirror sees art,
and art looking in a mirror sings poetry. ~ Aberjhani,
181:The Democrats and Republicans are the same guy admiring themself in the mirror. ~ Kinky Friedman,
182:Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter? ~ Pablo Picasso,
183:you fall into the mirror, come through the other side staring at a lightbulb. ~ Charles Bukowski,
184:All your dreams are made / When you're chained to the mirror and the razor blade ~ Noel Gallagher,
185:And sometimes through the mirror blue The knights come riding two and two. ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson,
186:I looked in the mirror sadly and waited for a different version of myself to appear. ~ Sara Ahmed,
187:I looked into the mirror and saw this middle-aged woman who keeps invading my face. ~ Liv Ullmann,
188:I think I'm the only senator who does not see a president when I look in the mirror. ~ Jim DeMint,
189:I want to be able to look at myself in the mirror and know I took everyone on. ~ Oscar De La Hoya,
190:Love is power.Love is the magic of changes.LOVE is the mirror of divine beauty. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
191:Stand naked in front of the mirror and say, 'I'm f–king sexy.' That's where it starts. ~ Rita Ora,
192:When you make your competition the person in the mirror, you’ll succeed every time. ~ Peter Voogd,
193:Gillman smiles, in the cold manner of an assassin. It's like looking in the mirror. ~ Irvine Welsh,
194:Hold the mirror up to nature. Human behavior is worthy of examination and celebration. ~ Tom Hanks,
195:I glance in the mirror. Surprise,
surprise—I look finger-lickin’
delicious. ~ Victoria Scott,
196:I like playing heavy metal music and pretending I'm a vampire in front of the mirror. ~ Luke Mably,
197:I'm the one who has to look in the mirror, and after a while it begins to eat at you. ~ John Candy,
198:I wanted to rub the human race in its own vomit, and force it to look in the mirror. ~ J G Ballard,
199:Look in the mirror and stare at your eyes and say, "I can and will be successful." ~ Robert Cheeke,
200:There are two ways of spreading light to be candle,or the mirror that reflects it. ~ Chetan Bhagat,
201:These jeans looked so good on me when I looked in the mirror I wanted to fuck myself. ~ Pete Wentz,
202:HE WORLD LOOKS AT YOU and sees one person; you look in the mirror and see another. ~ Roy H Williams,
203:It's more interesting to be out in the world. than to see it reflected in the mirror. ~ Steve L pez,
204:Some days I think I look kind of cute, but other days I try to avoid the mirror. ~ David Alan Grier,
205:The mirror is not the same as its reflection. Being is not the same as appearing ~ Claudio Naranjo,
206:this is the mirror
in which pain is asleep
this is the country
nobody visits ~ Mark Strand,
207:What is the mirror of Being? Non-being. Bring non-being as your gift, if you are not a fool. ~ Rumi,
208:I see my face in the mirror, and I said, No, my ambition is not to be an actor. ~ Dino De Laurentiis,
209:It’s very difficult to feel contempt for others when you see yourself in the mirror. ~ Harold Pinter,
210:When I look in the mirror, I never see a handsome chap, or the person people think I am. ~ Luke Goss,
211:You must be the mirror, training your mind to try to see yourself as others see you. ~ Robert Greene,
212:Apologies aren't something you want to get in the habit of practicing in the mirror ~ Jonathan Lethem,
213:I’m lookin in the mirror & I see a dollar sign, I had a cat scan & I had money on my mind ~ Lil Wayne,
214:I often stood in front of the mirror alone, wondering how ugly a person could get. ~ Charles Bukowski,
215:There are two ways of spreading light; to be The candle or the mirror that reflects it. – ~ Tim Pratt,
216:We never see ourselves the way we truly are, do we, Will? The mirror lies to us. ~ Rick Yancey,
217:Even if you don’t feel like it, look in the mirror and laugh for a couple of minutes. ~ Robin S Sharma,
218:I’m really just using the mirror to summon something I don’t even know until I see it. ~ Cindy Sherman,
219:Oh God." I blink at the mirror. "It looks like I've been vomited on by an inkwell. ~ Stephanie Perkins,
220:One day you look in the mirror and you see your parents' sadness in your eyes. ~ Hannah Lillith Assadi,
221:There are 2 ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it. ~ Edith Wharton,
222:When you look in the mirror and hate what you see, you need addictions to survive. ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz,
223:Love, your own witch-daughter, Queen of the Mirror and the Highest Protector of Irony ~ Jostein Gaarder,
224:My real friends never hearin from me, fake friends write the wrong answers on the mirror for me ~ Drake,
225:There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that receives it. ~ Edith Wharton,
226:There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~ Edith Wharton,
227:There are two ways of spreading light..to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~ Francis Bacon,
228:When you look in the mirror and cringe as a result of how people think of you, it is ego. ~ Laura Bates,
229:You have understood me better than I wanted, as the man said when he looked in the mirror. ~ Gene Wolfe,
230:No dust from her behavior ever settled on the mirror of the Emperor's mind.
(Court Poet) ~ Gill Paul,
231:Our ability to destroy ourselves is the mirror image of our ability to save ourselves. ~ Terence McKenna,
232:Our job is only to hold up the mirror - to tell and show the public what has happened. ~ Walter Cronkite,
233:The essence of the motif is the mirror of water, whose appearance alters at every moment. ~ Claude Monet,
234:Two ways to be a light for all, is to be a flaming candle or the mirror that reflects it ~ Edith Wharton,
235:In time you shall see Fate approach you In the shape of your own image in the mirror. ~ Edgar Lee Masters,
236:I see my face in the mirror and go, 'I'm a Halloween costume? That's what they think of me?' ~ Drew Carey,
237:It is not the fault of the mirror if it reflects our blemishes as clearly as our beauty. ~ Niall Ferguson,
238:The mirror betrays nothing.

(end line of "Duality" - one of my personal favorites) ~ Jenn Waterman,
239:The very hardest job for any human soul was to take a long and honest look in the mirror.  ~ Debora Geary,
240:you fall into the mirror,
come through the other
side
staring at a lightbulb. ~ Charles Bukowski,
241:Man is the mirror God holds up to himself, the sense organ with which he apprehends his being. ~ Carl Jung,
242:The mirror is the mother dew, the book of desiccated twilights, echo become flesh. ~ Federico Garcia Lorca,
243:the soul’s infinite capacity to desire is the mirror image of God’s infinite capacity to give. ~ Anonymous,
244:Boxing's a rough sport. After every fight I rush to the mirror to make sure I'm presentable. ~ Muhammad Ali,
245:Do you ever wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and think, something's not accurate? ~ Doug Stanhope,
246:I didn’t look in the mirror this time, because I knew it would scare me out of wearing it. I ~ Ava Dellaira,
247:I'm my own biggest critic. I'm the one who has to go home and look at myself in the mirror. ~ Tony Gonzalez,
248:sneaked another glance at myself in the mirror. For the first time, I did not see a dishwasher. ~ Jean Kwok,
249:Stop looking in the mirror and forget how you look like; we are all special the way we are. ~ M F Moonzajer,
250:the first place for the entrepreneur or designer to look for new opportunities is in the mirror. ~ Nir Eyal,
251:There are two ways of spreading light: to be
The candle or the mirror that reflects it. ~ Edith Wharton,
252:There's a Mr. Hyde for every happy Jekyll face, a dark face on the other side of the mirror. ~ Stephen King,
253:The words are the mirror of a poet. Through which you can see the reflection of himself. ~ Gaurav Dagaonkar,
254:Understanding comes about through feeling, from moment to moment in the mirror of relationship. ~ Bruce Lee,
255:When I look in the mirror,I just want to like myself...And if I like myself,then I look good. ~ Gia Carangi,
256:As you live deeper in the heart, the mirror gets clearer and clearer. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi #rumi #quote #poetry,
257:In time you shall see Fate approach you
In the shape of your own image in the mirror. ~ Edgar Lee Masters,
258:Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life. ~ Yoko Ono,
259:The girl in the mirror begins to cry, feeling so far from normal, it hurts to even breathe. ~ Katherine Owen,
260:All action is of the mind and the mirror of the mind is the face, its index the eyes. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
261:Face-to-face with a computer, people reflected on who they were in the mirror of the machine. ~ Sherry Turkle,
262:I don't like to look at myself in the mirror, which is why my eye makeup is always crooked. ~ Daphne Guinness,
263:I've been an REM fan since I was a little girl. I would jump around to 'Stand' in the mirror. ~ Kirsten Dunst,
264:Photographers can either look out the window at the world or they can look in the mirror. ~ David Alan Harvey,
265:Take a look at yourself, the mirror's revealing. If yeen got it, yeen got it the theory is brilliant. ~ Drake,
266:The years slide by and one day you find yourself looking into the mirror with real puzzlement. ~ Stephen King,
267:I had actually been pissed off at the mirror for hurting her. Who gets fucking mad at an object? ~ Abbi Glines,
268:I looked in the mirror at my pigeon chest, I had to put my clothes on cause it made me depressed. ~ Ray Davies,
269:It's like I keep waiting to look in the mirror and recognize the person staring back. ~ Shaun David Hutchinson,
270:I want her to scar me so every time I look in the mirror I’ll be reminded of this night—of her. “Oh ~ K C Lynn,
271:The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart. ~ Saint Jerome,
272:Everyone that stands in front of the mirror receive confirmation of the image in their thoughts. ~ Vadim Zeland,
273:IF YOU HAVE EVER LOOKED IN THE MIRROR
AND HATED WHAT YOUSAW,THIS BOOK
IS FOR YOU. ~ Jackie Morse Kessler,
274:looked in the mirror at my pale skin and weak body and I felt so confused. I tried hard to remember ~ Anonymous,
275:nations never see themselves clearly in the mirror, much less when war preys on their minds ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
276:The face that's in the mirror when I don't like what I see / I guess that's just the cowboy in me. ~ Tim McGraw,
277:You know, like when you look in the mirror and the thing you see is not the thing as it really is. ~ John Green,
278:Blondes do have more fun. But sometimes I look in the mirror and still feel like I'm wearing a wig. ~ Emma Stone,
279:I don't think there is a woman in her 40s who doesn't, kind of, examine herself in the mirror. ~ Sarah Silverman,
280:If you are still searching for that one person who will change your life, take a look in the mirror. ~ Anonymous,
281:Looking in the mirror, staring back at me isn't so much a face as the expression of a predicament. ~ Colin Firth,
282:Look in the mirror. You must first love yourself before you can receive true love from someone else. ~ Jon Jones,
283:nations never see themselves clearly in the mirror, much less when war preys on their minds. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
284:The Mirror Stage as formative in the function of the I as revealed in psychoanalytic experience. ~ Jacques Lacan,
285:There's that moment every morning when you look in the mirror: Are you committed, or are you not? ~ LeBron James,
286:You will always find that the image on the mirror is exactly one-half of the size of your real face. ~ Anonymous,
287:If you're looking for perfection, look in the mirror. If you find it there, expect it elsewhere. ~ Malcolm Forbes,
288:Perhaps a child, like a cat, is so much inside of himself that he does not see himself in the mirror. ~ Anais Nin,
289:Adam & Eve. The serpent cracked the mirror in a thousand pieces, & the apple was his rock. ~ Federico Garcia Lorca,
290:checked out the mirror to see if I looked older, or sadder, or wiser. I didn’t; I just looked tired. ~ Nora Ephron,
291:He walked into the bathroom, wincing at himself in the mirror, that always more tired older brother. ~ J G Ballard,
292:pedigree whose odor even the forest of air-freshener trees he’d hung from the mirror couldn’t mask. ~ Ransom Riggs,
293:the pillow and when I open my eyes, I’m looking at myself. Oh shit. I forgot about the mirror. It ~ Saffron A Kent,
294:To have the illusion of selfhood simply means that when you look in the mirror, you see somebody. ~ Frederick Lenz,
295:You have to stop looking in the mirror and realize that your living for yourself, not other people. ~ Taylor Swift,
296:If you're sad about what you see in the mirror when you wake up every morning, you must change it. ~ Azzedine Alaia,
297:If you want to know why your people are not performing well, step up to the mirror and take a peek. ~ Ken Blanchard,
298:I signed my likeness away. Every time I look in the mirror, I have to send Lucas a couple of bucks. ~ Carrie Fisher,
299:The mirror crack'd from side to side "The curse has come upon me," cried The Lady of Shalott ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson,
300:What do you see when you look in the mirror?” “I? I see myself holding a pair of thick, woolen socks. ~ J K Rowling,
301:Because though women lie when they have to and men lie all the time, the mirror always tells the truth. ~ Jane Yolen,
302: If I am going to see myself clearly, I need you to hold the mirror of God’s Word in front of me. ~ Paul David Tripp,
303:I used to look in the mirror and feel shame, I look in the mirror now and I absolutely love myself. ~ Drew Barrymore,
304:judging a person by their mistakes is like looking in the the mirror and seeing yourself without any flaws ~ Unknown,
305:The girl in the mirror wasn't who I wanted to be and her life wasn't the one I wanted to have. ~ Francesca Lia Block,
306:The mirror crack'd from side to side
"The curse has come upon me," cried
The Lady of Shalott ~ Alfred Tennyson,
307:The mirror we hold up to the person next to us is one of the most important pictures she will ever see. ~ Seth Godin,
308:There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” —Edith Wharton ~ Zig Ziglar,
309:What do you see when you look in the Mirror?’ ‘I? I see myself holding a pair of thick, woollen socks. ~ J K Rowling,
310:When I look in the mirror, I see a God-fearing man who would risk it all for family and his beliefs. ~ Cory Hardrict,
311:And you think a woman will make you happy? Son, look in the mirror. A woman has made you miserable. ~ G Willow Wilson,
312:i lean into the mirror. eyes after eyes after eyes stare back at me. am i in there somewhere? ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
313:I regard everything with irony, including the face I see in the mirror when I wake up in the morning. ~ Sam Peckinpah,
314:Look in the mirror and say, 'There is none other like you and for that reason alone you are beautiful. ~ Miranda Hart,
315:Look in the mirror and say, ‘There is none other like you and for that reason alone you are beautiful. ~ Miranda Hart,
316:perhaps no parent can truly see their child. When we look we see only the mirror of our own faults. ~ Madeline Miller,
317:Relax; the world's not watching that closely. It's too busy contemplating itself in the mirror. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
318:Sure, being a reservist wasn't as glamorous, but I was the one who had to look at myself in the mirror. ~ Larry David,
319:The universe is the mirror in which we can contemplate only what we have learned to know in ourselves ~ Italo Calvino,
320:When we look in the mirror, the one thing we don't want to see is an ordinary human being. ~ Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche,
321:Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape. ~ George Bancroft,
322:Hip-hop was my first audience - I would rap in the mirror, walk down the street and listen to my Walkman. ~ Derek Luke,
323:I don't think I'm beautiful. When I look in the mirror, I just see me - and, I'm pretty used to me. ~ Melanie Griffith,
324:If I were a lame only just for a week. I'd look at myself in the mirror and shoot the first thing I see. ~ Wiz Khalifa,
325:Modern American liberalism is nothing but the socialism too stupid to recognize itself in the mirror. ~ Theodore Beale,
326:The longer you blame the mirror, the longer you throw away the power to change what it is reflecting. ~ Steve Maraboli,
327:when you look in the mirror and dont like what you see you can find out first hand what its like to be me ~ Gerard Way,
328:I actually told him to f**k himself. And that if he needed an ass to paddle, he should look in the mirror. ~ Lexi Blake,
329:It is the vanity of women to spend hours in front of the mirror. It is the vanity of men not to bother. ~ Simon Munnery,
330:so ugly that when she gets up, the sun goes down. ♦◊♦◊♦◊♦ Yo momma so ugly that when she looks in the mirror, ~ Various,
331:wasn’t sure who would win then. TEN KALDAR lay on a low ridge, wearing one of the Mirror’s night suits. ~ Ilona Andrews,
332:Contemplate the mirror of thy heart and thou shalt taste little by little a pure joy and unmixed peace. ~ Sadi, “Bostan”,
333:Every day it gets easier to look into my own eyes on the mirror and say, "I love you just the way you are." ~ Louise Hay,
334:If we do not like what we see in that mirror the problem is not to fix the mirror, we have to fix society. ~ Vinton Cerf,
335:If you look in the mirror and don't like what you see, you can find out first hand what it's like to be me. ~ Gerard Way,
336:I pushed my ragged mouth against the mirror. A thousand crushed bleeding lips pushed back at me. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
337:The mirror answered: “You, my queen, are fair; it’s true. But the young queen is far more fair than you. ~ Marissa Meyer,
338:The truth is, the soul’s infinite capacity to desire is the mirror image of God’s infinite capacity to give. ~ Anonymous,
339:The woman in the mirror? She didn't need a bra. She could tuck her boobs under her arms and call it a day. ~ Lauren Sams,
340:As soon as Todd drove off the motorway it vanished from the mirror, and so did the sun across the moor. ~ Ramsey Campbell,
341:But perhaps no parent can truly see their child. When we look we see only the mirror of our own faults. ~ Madeline Miller,
342:Don't forget that I cannot see myself, that my role is limited to being the one who looks in the mirror. ~ Jacques Rigaut,
343:I don't know if you've noticed, but our two-party system is a bowl of shit looking at itself in the mirror. ~ Lewis Black,
344:The light is already there. In Zen Buddhism there's a little speck of dust on the mirror, and that's us. ~ Frederick Lenz,
345:God is like a mirror. The mirror never changes, but everybody who looks at it sees something different. ~ Harold S Kushner,
346:I get out of bed and take down the mirror. I put it in the back of my closet, facing the wall. OUR ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
347:I pushed my ragged mouth against the mirror. A thousand crushed bleeding lips pushed back at me... ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
348:I try not to look at it that way. Being white. I don't wake up every day and look in the mirror, 'Oh. I'm white.' ~ Eminem,
349:not the ones that remind me that the person I’d dreamed I’d be is not the person the mirror says I’ve become. ~ Lyla Payne,
350:The mirror reflects perfectly; it makes no mistakes because it doesn't think. To think is to make mistakes. ~ Paulo Coelho,
351:The mirror reflects perfectly; it makes no mistakes because it doesn’t think. To think is to make mistakes. ~ Paulo Coelho,
352:When I look in the mirror, I know I’m looking at someone who isn’t sure she deserves to be loved at all. ~ Nicholas Sparks,
353:When it's over I just want to be able to look in the mirror and say, 'Well, you were a half-decent player.' ~ Paul Scholes,
354:If you want to see the greatest threat to your financial future, go home and take a look in the mirror. ~ Jonathan Clements,
355:The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart. ST. JEROME ~ Robert Whitlow,
356:There are two ways to spread happiness; either be the light who shines it or be the mirror who reflects it. ~ Edith Wharton,
357:Time is like a barber, it shears you first and then shows you your own face in the mirror. (Marrying Nusrat) ~ Manjul Bajaj,
358:Well madam, have you looked in the mirror and seen the state of your nose? Boxing is my excuse. What's yours? ~ Alan Cooper,
359:What?” she asked, eyeing him in the mirror. He shook himself. “What what?” “You’re smiling. That scares me. ~ Suzanne Enoch,
360:When the mind sees itself in the mirror of relationship, from that perception there is self-knowledge. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
361:[Writing a joke] there is no team of writers. It's just you in an office, staring at yourself in the mirror. ~ Jimmy Fallon,
362:You've never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it like bees working in a glass hive. ~ Jean Cocteau,
363:You’ve never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it like bees working in a glass hive. ~ Jean Cocteau,
364:A man has only one escape from his old self: to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes. ~ Clare Boothe Luce,
365:I think that fans are always looking for someone to blame. Wouldn't it be nice if they looked in the mirror? ~ Michael Lewis,
366:When I can't see myself in the mirror, I can't even feel myself, and I begin to wonder if I exist at all. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
367:you don't speak
you no longer speak to yourself

even the she in the mirror
has disappeared ~ Alejandra Pizarnik,
368:You have to self-reflect. If you forget who you actually are, then what's the use of even looking in the mirror. ~ Lil Wayne,
369:You pray best when the mirror of your soul is empty of every image except the Image of the Invisible Father. ~ Thomas Merton,
370:A man has only one escape from his old self — to see a different self in the mirror of some woman's eyes. ~ Clare Boothe Luce,
371:Artists have to learn how to paint what's in the mirror, even if what they see is a total shit show. ~ Shaun David Hutchinson,
372:I stare at myself in the mirror and I think, 'Wow, I'm really great-looking.'... I think I'm the greatest, anyway. ~ Iggy Pop,
373:It's not fair that women look in the mirror and feel disgust because of what society has made them believe. ~ Jessica Simpson,
374:I winked at myself in the mirror and then realized that’s what douchebags did, so I vowed to never do it again. I ~ T J Klune,
375:You might as well argue with the mirror as argue with each other. After all aren’t we all really the same person? ~ Anonymous,
376:Do not hate someone else’s ‘shine’…but have enough courage to look in the mirror and see the truth for what it is. ~ T F Hodge,
377:I'd like to wake up and look like Brad Pitt in the morning, but I don't. I look in the mirror, and I see me. ~ Anthony Hopkins,
378:I have a picture of myself in my mind as I walk around every day, until I look in the mirror-and then I'm stunned ~ Patty Duke,
379:I’m not sure what that makes me. I only know I can’t look at myself in the mirror without hating what I see. ~ Charmaine Pauls,
380:Nothing is going to change in congo until you and i figure out what is wrong with the person inside the mirror ~ Donald Miller,
381:Now I have two ways to punish Cinderella. First I’m going to steal her baby. Then I’m going to smash The Mirror. ~ Anita Valle,
382:Self-love is when you are genuinely happy not with the image you see in the mirror, but the person you see. ~ Kaiylah Muhammad,
383:Sometimes I look in the mirror and think I'm really good looking. Then other times I think my body's all wrong. ~ Alex Sanchez,
384:I stared at myself in the mirror. Okay, just ugh. I had to get some sleep tonight - the bags under my eyes had bags. ~ P C Cast,
385:Let me give you a wonderful Zen practice. Wake up in the morning...look in the mirror, and laugh at yourself. ~ Bernie Glassman,
386:Look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, what do I want to do everyday for the rest of my life. Do that! ~ Gary Vaynerchuk,
387:The mirror is a worthless invention. The only way to truly see yourself is in the reflection of someone else's eyes. ~ Voltaire,
388:You told me to look into the mirror each morning and be proud of myself, to do nothing that I would be ashamed of. ~ Kavita Kan,
389:I am going to do some drawings or paintings...in the mirror of my wardrobe..with myself as a figure doing something. ~ Gwen John,
390:If I told you that I imagine love to be a two-way mirror, which side of the mirror would you imagine me standing on? ~ Kris Kidd,
391:I'm searching, as we all are, for ways to feel good about myself. Certainly, looking in the mirror doesn't do it! ~ Ani DiFranco,
392:I take the dust from the lotus feet of the guru to cleanse the mirror of my mind.” So begins a sacred ode to Hanuman. ~ Ram Dass,
393:You rebel against your parents until you become them. One day you look in the mirror and you see your father's face. ~ Pico Iyer,
394:as your dog becomes more self-actualized, he may hold up the mirror for you, and the face you see can be humbling. ~ Ted Kerasote,
395:I grew up in the 1950s at the beginning of rock n' roll, and would strum a tennis racket in front of the mirror. ~ Jonathan Pryce,
396:"Let me give you a wonderful Zen practice. Wake up in the morning...look in the mirror, and laugh at yourself." ~ Bernie Glassman,
397:Looking back in front of me, in the mirror a grin. Through eyes of love I see, I'm only looking at a friend. ~ Stevie Ray Vaughan,
398:While I was watching you, exotic words drifted across the mirror of my mind as summer clouds drift across the sky. ~ Cornel Wilde,
399:Condemning and condoning are two faces in the mirror; but it takes more courage to forgive than to criticize someone. ~ Kavita Kan,
400:He caught a glimpse in the mirror the other day, and how in tarnation did I acquire the face of my father’s father? ~ Colum McCann,
401:I hated the mirror and avoided it as much as I could. A glimpse would only remind me: I'll never be normal again. ~ Lauren Scruggs,
402:Live to discover, as long as discovery leads to a love that comes from the Creator... writing was the mirror to life. ~ Ted Dekker,
403:Start with the man in the mirror. Start with yourself. Don't be looking at all the other things. Start with you. ~ Michael Jackson,
404:Throughout our lives, we see in the mirror the same innocent trusting face we have seen there since childhood. ~ Mignon McLaughlin,
405:You can love what you see in the mirror, but you can't self-esteem your way out of the way the world treats you. ~ Gabrielle Union,
406:I keep falling off the edge of the stage because I can't see it. I can't see my wrinkles in the mirror either, though. ~ John Lydon,
407:People who pretend to be something they're not are no different than a child playing dress-up in front of the mirror. ~ Dan Skinner,
408:Some wounds never show, not even in the mirror, until we see them in the expressions on the faces of people we love. ~ Cameron Jace,
409:The mirror is the tool of the one who wants to do a self-portrait. And if you want to make a photo you need a mirror. ~ Agnes Varda,
410:The tool of every self-portrait is the mirror. You see yourself in it. Turn it the other way, and you see the world . ~ Agnes Varda,
411:Always be just and honest so that every time you look at the mirror you don’t see an abominable creature on it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
412:I don't look at myself in the mirror. I'll flash past a mirror in the morning to check how I'm dressed, that's it. ~ Elle Macpherson,
413:If you can't recognize the man in the mirror, it is time to step back and see when you stopped being yourself. ~ Michael A Stackpole,
414:People believe what they want to believe. You have to run your race and be proud of the person you see in the mirror. ~ Adam Richman,
415:That's another thing about being a certain age that I've noticed: I try as much as possible not to look in the mirror. ~ Nora Ephron,
416:As most people know, I am a vampire, so I have no reflection. Every day, I paste a picture of someone else on the mirror. ~ Meat Loaf,
417:Calm as a slumbering babe, Tremendous Ocean lay. The mirror of its stillness showed The pale and waning stars, ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley,
418:"Let me give you a wonderful Zen practice. Wake up in the morning . . . look in the mirror, and laugh at yourself." ~ Bernie Glassman,
419:Or maybe I look in the mirror every day and am scared as shit that I’ll see either of my parents looking back at me. ~ Tammara Webber,
420:She shook her head. “I don’t know who the hell you are,” she told the woman in the mirror. “But you look mighty cute. ~ Thea Harrison,
421:When man created the mirror, he began to lose his soul. He became more concerned with his image than with his self. ~ Stephen R Covey,
422:Getting the role like this is such awonderful opportunity... I remember looking in the mirror and going 'I'm superman'. ~ Henry Cavill,
423:I did it for the money. But its not worth much if you cant face yourself in the mirror. Respect is the ultimate currency. ~ Clive Owen,
424:I like actors very much, but to marry one would be like marrying your brother. You look too much alike in the mirror. ~ Marilyn Monroe,
425:I'm going to kill you later today," I say to that guy in the mirror, and he just smiles back at me like he can't wait. ~ Matthew Quick,
426:The gossips, slackers, and hypocrites have always hated me. I'm ok with that. The weak minded often blame the mirror. ~ Steve Maraboli,
427:There are some things more important than physical survival. You gotta be able to look at yourself in the mirror. ~ Laurell K Hamilton,
428:When I get ready for an event, I always look at myself in the mirror and say, 'I look like a transvestite,' I love it. ~ Sofia Vergara,
429:You look at your face in the mirror. You wonder if you'll ever be able to use your body again for more than basic living. ~ Sarah Hall,
430:But there was the mirror in which I would glimpse his handsome form, because mirrors don't lie about men, only women. ~ Gregory Maguire,
431:Desire is like fog on a bathroom mirror -- its presence incites you to wipe the mirror, and see yourself clearly again. ~ Vera Nazarian,
432:I never want to look in the mirror and say, 'What if? What if I had run harder? What if I had dived for that groundball?' ~ Chase Utley,
433:She was convinced that she was anorexic, because every time she looked in the mirror she did indeed see a fat person. ~ Terry Pratchett,
434:So much of how you look at yourself in the mirror reflects how you feel about yourself, and how you comport yourself. ~ Tatiana Maslany,
435:The Overlook was still not done with him. Written on the mirror, not in lipstick but in blood, was a single word: REDRUM ~ Stephen King,
436:When you look in the mirror what do you see? Do you see the real you, or what you have been conditioned to believe is you? ~ David Icke,
437:Because that's what narcissism is all about; looking in the mirror everyday and thinking 'Damn, I'd like to shag myself.' ~ Eddie Izzard,
438:Every time I look in the mirror, I see that kid from Louisville, Kentucky, staring back at me. His name was Cassius Clay. ~ Muhammad Ali,
439:I grin at the mirror. Anyone who doesn’t like this can suck it. I’m gorgeous. Yeah, keep trying to believe that, Misty, ~ Terry Bolryder,
440:I'm a mess!" I said, frowning in the mirror.
"Do you even realize how beautiful you are?" he asked, kissing my neck. ~ Jamie McGuire,
441:Oh.My. Every illegal swear word in the dictionary, God. What is it with older men? don't they ever look in the mirror? ~ Diane Messidoro,
442:The world is a reflection of who we are and if we don't like the reflection, it doesn't really help to break the mirror. ~ Deepak Chopra,
443:When I was four years old, I remember looking in the mirror and running my fingers over my stomach and thinking I was fat. ~ Demi Lovato,
444:I can get up in the morning and look myself in the mirror and my family can look at me too and that's all that matters. ~ Lance Armstrong,
445:I never aspired to be up front. When I was a kid, I didn't ever look in the mirror with a hairbrush going, "Hey, I'm Elvis!" ~ Vince Gill,
446:As art reveals the artist more than the world, so you see yourself and what you are not in the mirror of another culture. ~ Jennifer Stone,
447:From the depths of the mirror, a corpse gazed back at me. The look in his eyes, as they stared into mine, has never left me. ~ Elie Wiesel,
448:Health doesn't analyze itself, nor does it look at itself in the mirror. Only we sick people know something about ourselves. ~ Italo Svevo,
449:I am really proud of the development of the people on my team as they grow in purpose; they like what they see in the mirror. ~ Les Wexner,
450:I learned, when I look in the mirror and tell my story, that I should be myself and not peep whatever everybody is doing. ~ Kendrick Lamar,
451:She had looked in the mirror a million times and only saw the brown of her skin and not the magic flowing beneath it. ~ Bernice L McFadden,
452:They were mirrors to each other. Gwinvere Kirena would have been perfect for him—if he could love what he saw in the mirror. ~ Brent Weeks,
453:To see an other, Narcissus must die. Only then can we bear to look into the mirror of the soul, which amounts to reflection. ~ Erel Shalit,
454:You can find in a text whatever you bring, if you will stand between it and the mirror of your imagination. (the other Mark). ~ Mark Twain,
455:Every time I look into the mirror, I want to see a man whose mother, sister, wife and daughter are proud to call their own. ~ Farhan Akhtar,
456:He probably practiced that pose in the mirror, aiming for maximum bicep bulge under his fitted charcoal gray T-shirt. Rohan ~ Deborah Wilde,
457:Hey, our hair's the same color," I said, eying us side by side in the mirror. "Sure is, girlfriend." Eric grinned at me. ~ Charlaine Harris,
458:If you erase your memory completely, you cannot see your face on the mirror, you only see someone else looking at you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
459:I hated myself for being so weak. I seemed to have no real personality of my own. Gaby was the mirror in which I saw myself. ~ Marcia Clark,
460:I suggest to everyone: Look in the mirror. Ask yourself: Who are you? What are your talents? Use them, and do what you love. ~ Sylvia Earle,
461:I would borrow the microphone and stuff it down the front of my pants, examining myself from every angle in the mirror ~ Augusten Burroughs,
462:Trying to change the outer is like seeing your unclean or unshaven face in the mirror and trying to shave or clean the mirror. ~ Joe Vitale,
463:You need to take a long, hard look in the mirror and not come away thinking, "Hey, there's something wrong with this mirror." ~ Jon Stewart,
464:ART: None. The function of art is to hold the mirror up to nature, and there simply isn’t a mirror big enough—see point one. ~ Douglas Adams,
465:I lean into the mirror. Eyes after eyes after eyes stare back at me. Am I in there somewhere? A thousand eyes blink. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
466:I look like a gay Mormon missionary,” he lamented in the mirror. “Pardon me, have you heard the word of the Lord? It’s fabulous! ~ T J Klune,
467:Perhaps it is true that for all the evidence of the mirror, one pictures oneself in some deep niche of the mind as forever 18. ~ Vikram Seth,
468:The Captain turned away from the mirror and said, 'Thank God, I'm not in danger of prison here. I'm only in danger of death. ~ Graham Greene,
469:A beautiful woman looking at her image in the mirror may very well believe the image is herself. An ugly woman knows it is not. ~ Simone Weil,
470:Behind him there's still the mirror…a bit of infinity, which in its disinterest still holds their reflections safely in it. ~ Laura Kasischke,
471:I’m watching my figure, too, like an enemy. Watching it and willing it to shrink, seeing everything but myself in the mirror. ~ Hannah Howard,
472:Being angry at the mirror won't change what it is reflecting. If you want to SEE something different, BE something different. ~ Steve Maraboli,
473:I put on your sequined ball gown and I checked the mirror there. Why, I looked like Cindy Crawford, but with much more body hair. ~ Jerry Reed,
474:I showed you your face in the mirror. It was not only the face of one who loves, but the face of one whose love is returned. ~ Dorothy Dunnett,
475:My reflection in the mirror shows me pink and puffy. I thought pregnant women were to supposed to glow. I am not glowing. ~ Audrey Niffenegger,
476:Relationship is a mirror.. Every moment the other reveals you, exposes you. The closer the relationship, the clearer is the mirror. ~ Rajneesh,
477:She looked fragile. Alone. Prisoner in the room through the mirror; an Alice who never made it back through the looking-glass. ~ Joss Stirling,
478:Sometimes you gotta look yourself in the mirror and say, 'You are the prettiest princess in all the land.' I do it once a week. ~ Jack Barakat,
479:Be kind to yourself this evening. Buy something for yourself. Treat yourself to a meal. Look in the mirror and give yourself a smile ~ Yoko Ono,
480:Fame does not make you happy. It just makes you look in the mirror a lot, worrying about how you look today for your audience. ~ Frederick Lenz,
481:I don’t need to look up at the stars to feel inferior, Austin. All I have to do is open my eyes and look at myself in the mirror. ~ Tillie Cole,
482:If I asked the mirror who it considered to be the fairest of them all, it’d reply with, “Damn girl, it ain’t you. You’re a hot mess. ~ R S Grey,
483:I no longer have the sense of impending doom. I no longer wish for death or stare at myself in the mirror with loathing. ~ Alcoholics Anonymous,
484:It's always nice to look in the mirror at the end of the day and see that you helped somebody's life... even if only a little bit. ~ Tito Ortiz,
485:The Overlook was still not done with him. Written on the mirror, not in lipstick but in blood, was a single word:

REDRUM ~ Stephen King,
486:When you look in the mirror and despair and none of your clothes seem appropriate, relax, put the kettle on. It might suit you. ~ Simon Munnery,
487:If you want to find the real competition, just look in the mirror. After awhile you'll see your rivals scrambling for second place. ~ Criss Jami,
488:I look like a gay Mormon missionary,” he lamented in the mirror. “Pardon me, have you heard the word of the Lord? It’s fabulous!” He ~ T J Klune,
489:Jake Matthews just knocked on the window to my soul and whispered, “I see you.” Not the million imperfections I see in the mirror. ~ Jewel E Ann,
490:... reality stands before them, yet they don't see it, because what you call real is just the mirror image of your expectations. ~ Deepak Chopra,
491:Great players never look in the mirror and think I'm a great basketball player. You ask yourself, Am I the best player I can be? ~ Michael Jordan,
492:He had the same look on his face that I had every day when I looked in the mirror. He was nothing more than a shell of a person. ~ Amy Lichtenhan,
493:You are prime matter, who am I?
The looking-glass in your fingers.
I become all that you display -
The mirror to prove you exist. ~ Rumi,
494:And a soul
if it is to know itself
must look
into its own soul:
the stranger and enemy, we've seen him in the mirror. ~ George Seferis,
495:And that is what we should all strive for. Being able to look in the mirror and love ourselves for who we are and what we’ve done. ~ Jessica Scott,
496:Hey, our hair's the same color," I said, eying us side by side in the mirror.

"Sure is, girlfriend." Eric grinned at me. ~ Charlaine Harris,
497:I believed that divorce was for cowards who used their partner’s failings as an excuse to avoid looking too closely in the mirror. ~ Janelle Brown,
498:Loneliness is an old friend standing beside you in the mirror, looking you in the eye, challenging you to live your life without it ~ Tahereh Mafi,
499:Whatever your dream is, look yourself in the mirror and declare that you are indeed going to achieve it -no matter what the price. ~ Jack Canfield,
500:Gazing into the mirror, I saw myself as I was-a black silhouette in the room, a woman whose darkness had completely leaked through. ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
501:If I looked in the mirror someday and saw no dark circles under my eyes, I would probably look better. I just wouldn't look like me. ~ Sarah Vowell,
502:If you are honest with yourself and if you want to like what you see in the mirror, is you have to say what you really believe. ~ Michael Bloomberg,
503:I'm also human so I have days when I look in the mirror and go, "All right . . . Things are definitely changing." I can see that. ~ Kristen Stewart,
504:she drew me. But not who I see in the mirror. Nia saw the Oscar i keep hidden. And she put him on paper.
Nobody sees the real me. ~ Pam Bachorz,
505:Under no circumstances do I ever want to see any part of me having sex! I wouldn't want to see video tape, pictures, in the mirror, nothing. ~ Moby,
506:When I look in the mirror I see the girl I was when I was growing up, with braces, crooked teeth, a baby face and a skinny body. ~ Heather Locklear,
507:When someone, let's say a teacher, speaks of the world and you are not in it, it's like looking into the mirror and seeing nothing. ~ Adrienne Rich,
508:Are you scared? I understand. The first time I saw my reflection in the mirror, even I was frightened by how BIG my reflection was. ~ Atsushi Ohkubo,
509:Love and regret go hand in hand in this world of changes swifter than the shifting of the clouds reflected in the mirror of the sea. ~ Joseph Conrad,
510:Nothing,” said he in the mirror, “I am only waiting. I am waiting for death.”
“Where is death then?”
“Coming,” said the other. ~ Hermann Hesse,
511:Now that I'm 60, every morning I look in the mirror and say, "I don't know who you are, stranger, but I'm gonna shave you anyway". ~ Milton Friedman,
512:Oh lord, it's hard to be humble when your perfect in every way. I can't wait to look in the mirror, cause I get better looking each day. ~ Mac Davis,
513:People that have trust issues only need to look in the mirror. There they will meet the one person that will betray them the most. ~ Shannon L Alder,
514:She looked at the girl in the mirror and the girl in the mirror looked back at her. I will be brave, thought Coraline. No, I am brave. ~ Neil Gaiman,
515:What happened after the blonde ran to meet her long lost twin sister? She got seven years of bad luck for breaking her nose on the mirror. ~ Various,
516:...will you be so kind as to provide me with a few places where I might look for a murderer?"
"The mirror's a great place to start ~ Rachel Caine,
517:Instead of looking in the mirror and focusing on your flaws, look in the mirror and appreciate your best features... everyone has them. ~ Demi Lovato,
518:One of the ancients once said that the face is the mirror of the mind, and the eyes—without speaking—confess the secrets of the heart. ~ Jeff Wheeler,
519:People have the right to say what they want, but as long as I can go to bed at night and look myself in the mirror, I'll be all right. ~ Johnny Damon,
520:Do you seek the key to Incarceron?
Look inside yourself. It has always been hidden there.
- The mirror of dreams to Sapphique ~ Catherine Fisher,
521:If you dislike your looks to the point of hating and harming yourself, I'd say you're just as cursed and trapped in the mirror as I am. ~ Chris Colfer,
522:It's kind of like when you look at yourself in the mirror and you say your name. And it gets to a point where none of it seems real. ~ Stephen Chbosky,
523:Other people teach us who we are. Their attitudes to us are the mirror in which we learn to see ourselves, but the mirror is distorted! ~ Alan W Watts,
524:Was it the infinite sadness of her eyes that drew him or the mirror of himself that he found in the gorgeous clarity of her mind? ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
525:When I was a boy, I used to wake up thinking that the world was ending. I'd get up and look in the mirror and my eyes were sad. ~ Benjamin Alire S enz,
526:When the world is itself draped in the mantle of night, the mirror of the mind is like the sky in which thoughts twinkle like stars. ~ Khushwant Singh,
527:Although for some people cinema means something superficial and glamorous, it is something else. I think it is the mirror of the world. ~ Jeanne Moreau,
528:One day, you look in the mirror, and see gray hair. One day, you realize there is less of your life left than what you’ve already lived. ~ Jodi Picoult,
529:Stop saying these negative things about yourself. Look in the mirror and find something about yourself that's positive and celebrate that! ~ Tyra Banks,
530:To look in the mirror and smile is a challenge for many people. Those who do so without the slightest scowl are indeed fortunate. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
531:Way too high maintenance to be in a relationship with an actor. I don't need a man who spends as much time in front of the mirror as me. ~ Jessica Alba,
532:DONOVAN: Now I understand my strengths. Because of Journey, I no longer waste time pretending to be anyone besides the guy in the mirror. ~ Bijou Hunter,
533:IMPRESSIONS
Time brought a thousand impressions.
Not one of them had I seen in the mirror of the imagination.
(Anwar-i-Suhaili) ~ Idries Shah,
534:I wake up every morning, look in the mirror and ask, 'Am I a sex symbol?' Then I go back to bed again. It's stupid to think that way. ~ Antonio Banderas,
535:Maybe you saw her first? Caught a glimpse between the lines, between the letters, like a ghost in the mirror, a ghost in the wings? ~ Mark Z Danielewski,
536:Baby brother, you've got a heart of gold, you always have. I just wish you could remember that and see past the reflection in the mirror. ~ Ottilie Weber,
537:Do me a favor. Go to the mirror, look at yourself, and then tell me if I should value your opinions. Your pants are still open by the way. ~ Kenya Wright,
538:Every morning I look in the mirror and remind myself: "No one owes you sh*t!" In this way, I am never disappointed. Never placing blame. ~ Brandi L Bates,
539:I care a lot about what my girlfriend thinks, and my friends, but ultimately it's me in the mirror. I just want to be proud of what I do. ~ Rachel Maddow,
540:It is only when the mirror has not spoken to Chimpanzee in a plain language that it thinks it looks more better than the Gorilla ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
541:Listening to South Korean television was like looking in the mirror for the first time in your life and realizing you were unattractive. ~ Barbara Demick,
542:Through love and sincerity continuously beautify your inner life in every way, by daily looking into the mirror of introspection. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda,
543:Thus language rarities bring us face to face with the mirror and the reality of the shortcomings of our deepest efforts to generalize. ~ Daniel L Everett,
544:But as I looked into the mirror, I screamed, and my heart shuddered: for I saw not myself but the mocking, leering, face of a devil. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
545:—He can’t wear them, Buck Mulligan told his face in the mirror. Etiquette is etiquette. He kills his mother but he can’t wear grey trousers. ~ James Joyce,
546:Looking for magic? You are funny! Just look at the mirror, you are the magic! You were born as the magic of this mysterious universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
547:Pardon me? Is that really what she said? These men burst into our home at night, slam her into the mirror- and she asks them to pardon her? ~ Ruta Sepetys,
548:Self knowledge begins with the neighbor, the mirror, and just the same with true self-love; that goes from the mirror to the matter. ~ Johann Georg Hamann,
549:Sometimes the picture someone else paints of us is a more accurate portrayal than a reflection. What we see in the mirror is always reversed. ~ Megan Hart,
550:To succeed in life requires a total inability to do anything that makes you uncomfortable when you look at yourself in the mirror. ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb,
551:When I look in the mirror, I don't see my Dad, I see my grandmother. For a while it was my mother looking back at me. If only it was my Dad. ~ Colin Firth,
552:At some point, you just have to decide to be the best version of yourself, the one you can live with and look at the mirror day after day. ~ Mariana Zapata,
553:I acknowledge my beauty and my flaws, I do my best to keep it one hundred with the woman in the mirror so making friends is actually easy. ~ Aeriel Miranda,
554:One day you look out and the audience consists of 65,000 people. It's like looking in the mirror and one day you realise you've gone grey. ~ Patrick Carney,
555:Tom! There’s a TV screen embedded in the mirror. Just in case you really need to poop during those final minutes of the big game.” I giggle. ~ Sarina Bowen,
556:But by faith you look in the mirror and see a robed prodigal bearing the ring of grace on your finger and the kiss of your Father on your face. ~ Max Lucado,
557:Everyday I look in the mirror and make sure I don't pinch myself so I don't wake up. I don't take it for granted. All the time I say: 'Why me?' ~ Mark Cuban,
558:i felt her absence. it was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. you wouldn't need to run to the mirror to know they were gone ~ James Dashner,
559:I'm this goofball. I look at myself in the mirror, and the person that I know doesn't match up to what I think people love to perceive me as. ~ Darren Criss,
560:the abyss you stare into and that stares back at you is your reflection in the mirror - we all have it - that shadow self - that dark heart... ~ John Geddes,
561:The abyss you stare into and that stares back at you is your reflection in the mirror - we all have it - that shadow self - that dark heart. ~ John J Geddes,
562:The kid in you just leaked out, like the air out of a tire. And one day you looked in the mirror and there was a grownup looking back at you. ~ Stephen King,
563:Death teaches us to live; it gives us a boundary to map our living within. Death's hammer breaks through the mirror separating us from light. ~ David Meltzer,
564:Democrats couldn't care less if people in Indiana hate them. But if Europeans curl their lips, liberals can't look at themselves in the mirror. ~ Ann Coulter,
565:Have you ever heard of feng shui? (Randy) Yeah. It’s the ‘put the mirror on your door and sleep in the right direction’ bullshit. (Steele) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
566:I look in the mirror and I see the lines, but I don't care. It's a good time. I don't know why it's such a good time, but it's a good time. ~ Anthony Hopkins,
567:I still feel like an immature idiot inside, but I look in the mirror and - as a friend of mine once said- this old guy keeps getting in the way. ~ Ray Romano,
568:When we look at a plane mirror, a ‘virtual’ image of our face is always formed at the same distance ‘behind’ the mirror as we are in front of it. ~ Anonymous,
569:At some point, you just have to decide to be the best version of yourself, the one you can live with and look at in the mirror day after day. ~ Mariana Zapata,
570:I don't want to be another Jordan, Magic, or Isiah. When my career is over, I want to be able to look in the mirror and say 'I did it my way'. ~ Allen Iverson,
571:I'd take a look at my own self in the mirror and wonder how it was possible that anybody could manage such an enormous thing as being what he was. ~ Ken Kesey,
572:If you would seek to find yourself
look not in the mirror
for there is but a shadow there'
A stranger....
SILENIUS, ODES TO TRUTH ~ Sidney Sheldon,
573:It's not like I ever wanted to wake up and just be a grossly overpaid, self-loathing, can't-look-in-the-mirror-without-gagging TV writer. ~ Jerry Stahl,
574:There's only one boss in your life . . . and that's you! The person looking back in the mirror at you is the one you have to answer to every day. ~ Wayne Dyer,
575:To the thief, everyone’s a crook. To the liar, everyone’s a fraud. The curse of all sin is the mirror of false perception it traps us in. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
576:As he gave, she took, burning a hole in the mirror with her gaze and repeating I love you like it was the only thing she knew how to say. ~ Macy Beckett,
577:I am the all-singing, all-dancing crap of this world,” the space monkey tells the mirror. "I am the toxic waste by-product of God’s creation. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
578:I just can't believe it's always somebody else's fault. Sometimes you just have to take a look in the mirror and reflect on what went wrong. ~ Kellyanne Conway,
579:I looked in the mirror and stared at my reflection, until I was in the head-clearing trance that comes when you stare at something for a long time. ~ Nick Burd,
580:The funny thing is that I never see the world any differently through new glasses. I only ever see things differently when I look in the mirror. ~ Jeff Zentner,
581:The impartiality of history is not that of the mirror, which merely reflects objects, but of the judge, who sees, listens, and decides. ~ Alphonse de Lamartine,
582:You may also want to look in the mirror and consider the fact that an ugly personality is a far greater deterrent than an ugly face ever could be. ~ Vi Keeland,
583:Abuse counselors say of the abusive client: “When he looks at himself in the morning and sees his dirty face, he sets about washing the mirror. ~ Lundy Bancroft,
584:Cardigans can be very sexy.”
“Really? Go into the bathroom, stare into the mirror, then come back out here and tell me if you’d fuck yourself. ~ Nick Pageant,
585:Have you ever heard of feng shui? (Randy)
Yeah. It’s the ‘put the mirror on your door and sleep in the right direction’ bullshit. (Steele) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
586:I was afraid to look in the mirror—afraid the image of myself in the wedding dress would send me over the edge into a full-scale panic attack. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
587:The kid in you just leaked out, like the air out of a tire. And one day you looked in the mirror and there was a grownup looking back at you. You ~ Stephen King,
588:What annoys a person who suicides? The life itself. Boredom. Tiredness that descends on every morning when you look at yourself at the mirror. ~ Henning Mankell,
589:While you have a future do not live too much in contemplation of your past: unless you are content to walk backward the mirror is a poor guide. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
590:Without wonder, you are dead and I am older. The girl in the mirror looks devastated. Like someone really has pushed a brick through her ribcage. ~ Kirsty Eagar,
591:From dreams of bliss shall men awake
One day, but not to weep:
The dreams remain: they only break
The mirror of the sleep. ~ Jean Paul Friedrich Richter,
592:Including a mention of your impressive record....The man who had penetrated and copied over a thousand techniques.. Kakashi the mirror ninja. ~ Masashi Kishimoto,
593:Look in the mirror, and don't be tempted to equate transient domination with either intrinsic superiority or prospects for extended survival. ~ Stephen Jay Gould,
594:Men study women but women watch themselves being watched. We see the image of ourselves that we saw when we left the mirror and entered the room. ~ Chloe Thurlow,
595:One of the greatest things my therapist said to me ... and it really blew my mind in the greatest way, he just said, "Look in the mirror less." ~ Sarah Silverman,
596:steadily for a few minutes because Leah was so beautiful. She looked at herself in the mirror on her dressing table, and it seemed to her that all ~ Pearl S Buck,
597:I have done so many things in my life," she said to the mirror. "Evil things, perhaps. But never unattentively, never wastefully...was I wrong? ~ Lawrence Durrell,
598:The camera is not merely a reflecting pool and the photographs are not exactly the mirror, mirror on the wall that speaks with a twisted tongue. ~ Lee Friedlander,
599:The trick is to stop staring at your own face in the mirror just long enough to come to terms with the concept of living without the idea of yourself. ~ Kris Kidd,
600:Far away, in the meadow, shadows flickered in the Mirror's Maze, as if parts of someone's life, yet unborn, were trapped there, waiting to be lived. ~ Ray Bradbury,
601:How would my life change if I truly believed the Bible’s astounding words about God’s love for me, if I looked in the mirror and saw what God sees? ~ Philip Yancey,
602:I read somewhere that if you don't worship God, you'll find something else to worship, like money or power or your own reflection in the mirror. ~ Suzanne Morrison,
603:Our eyes meet in the mirror but neither of us speaks; we are afraid that whatever words we pick won't be able to bear the weight of what's happened. ~ Jodi Picoult,
604:Relationship is understanding. It is a process of self-revelation. Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself -- to be is to be related. ~ Bruce Lee,
605:I do dumb stuff, like playing my favorite dumb Barry White song and lip-synching into the mirror so it looks like his voice is coming out of my mouth. ~ Lynda Barry,
606:I look at my reflection in the mirror and I see a girl who desperately wants to forgive a boy, but not without a hell of a lot of grovelling first. ~ Colleen Hoover,
607:I suppose I do get sad, but not for too long. I just look in the mirror and go, 'What a f***ing good-looking f*** you are.' And then I brighten up. ~ Liam Gallagher,
608:I think good filmmaking is when you really hold the mirror up truthfully, and you don't angle it and you don't hide things with smoke and mirrors. ~ Charlize Theron,
609:She looked in the mirror and gasped. Melissa gasped back at her. For a long time, she stood there, just blinking. George smiled, and Melissa smiled too. ~ Alex Gino,
610:General Halvor rubbed his stubbly chin. “We could always kill him to hide the mirror’s location,” Oskar said. “What?” Crow yelped. “Oscar!” Rakel frowned. ~ K M Shea,
611:I don't remember looking like this in the mirror this morning. Obviously, I still had my 'Tru looks awesome in anything' margarita goggles still on. ~ Samantha Towle,
612:Is my contact with others anything more than a contact with reflections? Who or what can give me the power to transform the mirror into a doorway? ~ Dag Hammarskj ld,
613:No one was greater than I, at least in my eyes, when I was drinking. Nevertheless, I couldn’t smile at myself in the mirror, so I came to A.A. ~ Alcoholics Anonymous,
614:The eyes are the mirror of the soul and reflect everything that seems to be hidden; and like a mirror, they also reflect the person looking into them. ~ Paulo Coelho,
615:When you look in the mirror and say, 'I love you,' don't worry if you don't believe it yet. Love is far more powerful than your limiting beliefs. ~ Cheryl Richardson,
616:And every time you look in the mirror, you don't have the right to hate what you see. because you survived when a lot of people don't get that lucky. ~ Colleen Hoover,
617:If you admire yourself in the mirror, let it be in fear and not delight, because the only thing that beauty will bring to you is terror of losing it. ~ Amelie Nothomb,
618:I have been ripped open. I know what it’s like to be unwanted. I am familiar with the un-pretty feelings we are sometimes greeted with in the mirror. ~ Alexandra Elle,
619:I just wanted to be a human being. I just wanted to be whoever I saw in the mirror, without a race or a place in life. What is so wrong with that? ~ Walter Dean Myers,
620:I'm insecure about everything, because I'm never going to look in the mirror and see this blond, blue-eyed girl. That is my idea of what I'd like to look like. ~ Cher,
621:She stood in front of the mirror a long time, and finally decided she either looked like a sap or else she looked very beautiful. One or the other. ~ Carson McCullers,
622:The main thing you can change is how you perceive yourself. Stop looking in the mirror and realize that youre living for yourself, not other people. ~ Amanda Seyfried,
623:And now, when she looked in the mirror and saw a new line on her own face,a new wrinkle, all she could think was that she was growing old without him ~ Karin Slaughter,
624:I cannot look at myself in the mirror; everything I have believed in I have had to reject. This environment only makes sense through the prism of trends. ~ Hugh Hendry,
625:She didn’t look any older, so far as she could tell from the mirror, but her heart felt like somebody had been scraping the last bits out with a spoon. ~ Ursula Vernon,
626:She wanted to run away from herself, away from her face, the hideous face that had stared back at her in the mirror with those frightening unfamiliar eyes. ~ R L Stine,
627:sides. The kid in you just leaked out, like the air out of a tire. And one day you looked in the mirror and there was a grownup looking back at you. You ~ Stephen King,
628:The brightness of the day becomes the brightness of the night; the fire becomes the mirror. My friend the earth is bitter; I think sunlight has failed her. ~ Anonymous,
629:Good-bye to lonely nights. Good-bye to this world of fantasy and dreams.
Good-bye to my father's face of pity and to my own forlorn look in the mirror. ~ V C Andrews,
630:I can't do it," Tatiana said "I can't walk down the streets of our life with you."

"I know." They turned back to the reflections in the mirror. ~ Paullina Simons,
631:I'm going to sleep with my eyes open; already the face is growing larger; growing in the mirror; it is an immense, pale halo slipping in the light... ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
632:The happiest man on earth would be able to use the Mirror of Erised like a normal mirror, that is, he would look into it and see himself exactly as he is. ~ J K Rowling,
633:To be perfectly honest, it scared me a little. You get so used to seeing the same thing in the mirror every day you stop thinking about what you look like. ~ Cat Clarke,
634:When I was young, a teen, fresh as a glass of water, my first lover said I should break the mirror and never seek on out again. He was right, of course. ~ Chloe Thurlow,
635:You have to look in the mirror and see that what you're wearing looks good on the body you have now. Wearing a larger size is just wearing a larger size. ~ Stacy London,
636:I'm sure when I have a nostalgic, teary moment in 10 years time, I'll try to put the glasses when I was 10 on and cry to myself in front of the mirror ~ Daniel Radcliffe,
637:It's only when all the dust is completely gone from the mirror, and there is only mirror, no dust, that we're really enlightened. So that's a lot of work. ~ Tenzin Palmo,
638:Nothing is more horrible than my self in the mirror of hysteria. Nothing is more vulgar than my style in the hands of another. Toimitate me is to punish me. ~ Karl Kraus,
639:She looked in the mirror and gasped. Melissa gasped back at her. For a long time, she stood there, just blinking. George smiled, and Melissa smiled too. When ~ Alex Gino,
640:The mirror can lie. Doesn't show you what's inside. And it, it can tell you you're full of life. It's amazing what you can hide just by putting on a smile. ~ Demi Lovato,
641:Did you ever look in the mirror And see a stranger standing there? Did you ever drive for miles and miles And wonder how on earth you got yourself there? ~ Justin Hayward,
642:I don't wear a bikini on the beach. I walk around my house in pyjamas. I haven't seen myself naked in the mirror for probably a decade. I'm very prudish. ~ Carey Mulligan,
643:The Mirror interviewed one of Osama bin Laden's sons and said bin Laden has 42 children. That's going to happen when you sleep in a different cave every night. ~ Jay Leno,
644:When I turned 50, I looked in the mirror and I thought: "Hey, this isn't the dress rehearsal, this is life and I don't know how much longer I'm going to have!" ~ Tina Fey,
645:You can find in a text whatever you bring, if you will stand between it and the mirror of you imagination. You may not see your ears, but they will be there. ~ Mark Twain,
646:A spinster sees the face of the young man who loved her in the mirror of her bedroom, on the ceiling of the bakery, on the surface of the lake, in the sky. ~ Alan Lightman,
647:End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you'. Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform. ~ Mark Victor Hansen,
648:If you say pumpkin spiced latte in the mirror three times, a white girl in yoga pants and a ponytail will jump out and tell you her favorite thing about fall. ~ Tara Brown,
649:I had to strangle the sobs quickly [...] so I stopped the bawling using the old methods: staring my face down in the mirror and scolding it for every tear. ~ Tara Westover,
650:I play songs that have only the pattern of my self in them and you hum along suporting me. You are the companion to myself. The mirror with my mother'e eyes. ~ Karen Hesse,
651:It made me strong.I took a step back, near my whole self in the mirror.I pushed back my shoulders and raised my chin, my back straight as an arrow. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
652:When I woke up in the morning and look in the mirror I realise that one of the reasons I don't own a handgun is, I would have shot my thighs off years ago. ~ Oprah Winfrey,
653:With everything happening today, You dont know whether you're coming or going, But you think that you're on your way, Life lined up on the mirror dont blow it. ~ Lil Wayne,
654:You can find in a text whatever you bring, if you will stand between it and the mirror of your imagination. You may not see your ears, but they will be there. ~ Mark Twain,
655:It’s not how you look in the mirror that's important, what's important is how you are reflected in the eyes of the people who love you. --T. Hammond (Red Rover) ~ T Hammond,
656:It sounds so cheesy, but there's something very powerful about looking in the mirror and asking yourself a question. Because I think it's really hard to lie. ~ Kristen Wiig,
657:like alien creatures, not human at all, not like the self in the mirror. Not like the shadow self waiting somewhere, somewhere behind veils to come to her. ~ Sheri S Tepper,
658:Logic is the mirror of thought, and not vice versa;in classes, relations et nombres; essai sur les groupements de logistique et la réversibilitié de lq pensée ~ Jean Piaget,
659:The world has become uglier since it began to look into a mirror every day; so let us settle for the mirror image and do without an inspection of the original. ~ Karl Kraus,
660:What would it be like to look in the mirror and actually accept what you see? Not loathe the reflection, or despise it, or be resigned to it? But to like it? ~ Justina Chen,
661:Drood Commander, watching Xar in the mirror. ‘He said: “Everything Open,”’ said Encanzo. The smug smile was instantly wiped off the Drood Commander’s face, ~ Cressida Cowell,
662:I'm on the mirror diet. You eat all your food in front of a mirror in the nude. It works pretty good, though some of the fancier restaurants don't go for it. ~ Roseanne Barr,
663:Looking at herself in the mirror. And for the first time in her life, she respected what she saw. Bowing to her reflection, she said softly, “Pleased to meet you. ~ J R Ward,
664:As a kid, I'd go into the bathroom when I was having a tantrum. I'd be in the bathroom crying, studying myself in the mirror. I was preparing for future roles. ~ Adam Sandler,
665:Access to your true essence will give you insight into the mirror of relationship, because all relationship is a reflection of your relationship with yourself. ~ Deepak Chopra,
666:Humility means the willingness to look in the mirror of God’s Word and being glad that whatever we see there has already been covered by the blood of Jesus. ~ Paul David Tripp,
667:If other people think I’m okay looking, that’s great, but I don’t see it myself. When I look in the mirror all I see is a bunch of fake teeth and football scars. ~ Mark Harmon,
668:Out of sight above the house, the mirror moon reflected the sun of a day not yet dawned, shining the pale light of tomorrow on the yard and on the paper birches. ~ Dean Koontz,
669:We love to be hurt and we love to have our unhealing wounds opened and reopened again: we sit staring in the mirror of art, fascinated by our own deformities. ~ Allen Ginsberg,
670:Do you stand naked in front of the mirror and flex every night? I mean, really, at least go into the adult film industry. At least it won’t go completely to waste. ~ Amy Harmon,
671:He flipped his hands out to motion her away. "Go change clothes six times and stand in front of the mirror. I'll tell you if your jeans make your butt look fat. ~ Carolyn Brown,
672:He met her eyes in the mirror. "I thought you weren't talking to me ever again."

"I'm not," she said. ... "I'm talking to myself while you eavesdrop. ~ Suzanne Brockmann,
673:I was looking in the mirror the other day and I realized I haven't changed much since I was in my twenties. The only difference is I look a whole lot older now. ~ George Carlin,
674:Long-lasting change that will help you create new habits and actions requires an inside-out approach, as well as two very important tools: the mirror and time. ~ Darren Johnson,
675:My appearance was cringe-worthy. If I asked the mirror who it considered to be the fairest of them all, it'd reply with, "Damn girl, it ain't you. You're a hot mess. ~ R S Grey,
676:This is so ..." I can't find the word.
"Wonderful? Amazing?" the Ender nurse offers.
"Bizarre," I say as I watch the lips of the Starter move in the mirror. ~ Lissa Price,
677:Together they would seek out those facing difficult decisions and show them outcomes to their choices. “Wait!” she cried, inside the mirror. “What does that mean? ~ Barb Hendee,
678:up in the morning, go to the bathroom, pee, brush your teeth, look in the mirror, and laugh at yourself. Do it every morning to start off the day, as a practice. ~ Jeff Bridges,
679:After seeing his face in the mirror, he swore to abstain from alcohol until the end of the month. It seemed reasonable enough, since it was already the twenty-ninth. ~ Marc Levy,
680:I just think they look good on people. You spend a lot of time in the mirror looking at yourself when you have tattoos. Same way with other people. It just looks good. ~ The Rev,
681:It's a huge change for your body. You don't even want to look in the mirror after you've had a baby, because your stomach is just hanging there like a Shar-Pei. ~ Cindy Crawford,
682:Look in the mirror. Half close your eyes. Pretend you are an old lady and ask yourself if you had the chance again to have sex with a stranger would you take it? ~ Chloe Thurlow,
683:Perhaps one day you'll look in the mirror and realize, the person you see appearing in awareness is actually awareness itself - momentarily appearing as a person. ~ Matthew Kahn,
684:She'd thrown something at the mirror, and then the mirror broke into a thousand pieces and she knew that wasn't all; she was breaking into a thousand pieces, too. ~ Robert Bloch,
685:They prospect of seeing oneself in the mirror clean-shaven is too close to a Vincent Price film... a prospect not to be contemplated, no matter the compensation. ~ Billy Gibbons,
686:When I look in the mirror, what do I see? I see a strong, independent, working woman who is very much in love and very happy with the reflection in that mirror. ~ Essence Atkins,
687:You look like an executive,” she said to herself in the mirror, and the thought that flitted behind this was You look like a stranger. She pushed it away. ~ Emily St John Mandel,
688:Halfway through my steak I caught sight of myself in the mirror behind the bar. I looked like someone who ought to eat alone. I didn't look in the mirror again. ~ Robert B Parker,
689:Now I detest looking at myself in the mirror. All that stares back at me is a hollow shell of horror and a ghost of the past. A ghost that’s scared of its own shadow. ~ Ker Dukey,
690:The mirror can lie.
Doesn't show you what's inside.
And it, it can tell you you're full of life.
It's amazing what you can hide just by putting on a smile. ~ Demi Lovato,
691:Literature is my calling To hold up the mirror to my countrymen comes natural to me; and in the open field of invention I am not without hopes of giving them pleasure. ~ T E Brown,
692:May I view all things in the mirror of eternity, waiting for the coming of my Lord, listening for the last trumpet call, hastening unto the new heaven and earth. Order ~ Anonymous,
693:Put less respectfully, these men and women, standing before the mirror of their life, spit every day in the face of what they were with the sputum of what they are. ~ Jos Saramago,
694:The biggest thing for women to keep in mind is you can't ever let someone define beauty for you. Look in the mirror and say that this is my definition of perfection. ~ Jennie Runk,
695:You can find in a text whatever you bring, if you will stand between it and the mirror of your imagination. You may not see your ears, but they will be there. HUNTING ~ Mark Twain,
696:Anyone who feels that homosexuality is not only a sin but also a disease or a mental issue should take a look in the mirror and realize who the real crazy person is. ~ Corey Taylor,
697:I look in the mirror, at my thick twists. Black Princess of the Nile. When Nikki said it, she made it sound like a bad thing, but actually, I kind of like that name. ~ Ren e Watson,
698:I’m slowly disappearing, she thought. Bit by bit, I’m becoming absorbed into this timeline. How long before I look in the mirror and don’t recognize myself at all? ~ Julie McElwain,
699:In the ladies' room, Alice studied her image in the mirror. The reflected older woman's face didn't quite match the picture that she had of herself in her mind's eye. ~ Lisa Genova,
700:You can be the most beautiful woman in the world and see yourself as hideous. You must love yourself. To look in the mirror and tell yourself that you're a rock star. ~ Demi Lovato,
701:Lately, I haph startet painting my torso in pretty, motley hews. I sit in phront oph the mirror in the sleepy-room. I atmire my hantyworg. I am a hooman apstrat paining. ~ Mark Dunn,
702:There’s a Hainish parable of the Mirror. If the glass is whole, it reflects the whole world, but broken, it shows only fragments, and cuts the hand that holds it. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
703:What I found was a moment where the main character has to figuratively look at himself, as in the mirror. He is confronted with a disturbing truth: change or die. ~ James Scott Bell,
704:You may wish that some parts of (your face) were different, but the actual fact is shown in the mirror. Now, can you look at your conditioning in a similar way? ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
705:He says, "But, hey, wouldn't it be weird-if Bennu wakes up from the operation, and he's all tall and stuff, and then he doesn't recognize himself in the mirror? ~ Nora Raleigh Baskin,
706:I always felt like Broadway was not for me - in terms of ticket price, in terms of what was on there. I never saw myself reflected in the mirror of the Great White Way. ~ Katori Hall,
707:I don't look in the mirror and think that I have flaws. I actually look in the mirror and see me. I see a lot of different characters and a lot of different things. ~ Elisha Cuthbert,
708:Two children he had had, and he had not seen either clearly. But perhaps no parent can truly see their child. When we look we see only the mirror of our own faults. ~ Madeline Miller,
709:An egoist,” said Father Brown. “She was the sort of person who had looked in the mirror before looking out of the window, and it is the worst calamity of mortal life. ~ G K Chesterton,
710:He had total love in his eyes when he performed. He was the total androgenous beauty. I would practice Elvis in front of the mirror when I was twelve or thirteen years old. ~ K D Lang,
711:I look in the mirror and think, 'I don't look like a rock star.' I talked about this with Bono and we looked at each other and decided we look like a pair of bricklayers. ~ Billy Joel,
712:In the gaunt, brown face in the mirror—unseen since late September—the blue eyes in a monkish skull seem eerily clear, but this is the face of a man I do not know. ~ Peter Matthiessen,
713:The American mirror, said the voice, the sad American mirror of wealth and poverty and constant useless metamorphosis, the mirror that sails and whose sails are pain. ~ Roberto Bolano,
714:The American mirror, said the voice, the sad American mirror of wealth and poverty and constant useless metamorphosis, the mirror that sails and whose sails are pain. ~ Roberto Bola o,
715:I always wanted to entertain. When I was little, I would sing in front of the mirror with a hairbrush or my sisters and I would make shows. I always wanted to be on TV. ~ Lacey Chabert,
716:I don't want women to hold themselves back. I think there are too many women who are self-conscious about the way they look - the way they see themselves in the mirror. ~ Ashley Graham,
717:The happiest man on earth would be able to use the Mirror of Erised like a normal mirror, that is, he would look into it and see himself exactly as he is. Does that help? ~ J K Rowling,
718:The thing was, Ronan knew what a face looked like, just before it was about to break. He'd seen it in the mirror often enough. Adam had fracture lines all over him. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
719:Tread carefully when using a Time-Turner, stop searching for the Chamber of Secrets — unless you're a Parselmouth — and don't linger too long before the Mirror of Erised. ~ J K Rowling,
720:Wanting what you can't have. Looking for self-worth in the mirror. Layering work on top of work and still wondering why you weren't satisfied -- before working some more. ~ Mitch Albom,
721:Alopecia areata, he thought, running a hand over his smooth scalp. His pale skin looked sickly in the light of the fluorescent lamp above the mirror. Unexplained hair loss. ~ Ron Ripley,
722:I was considered attractive in those days, some people even called me beautiful, though my skin was never good and it was this that I noticed when I looked in the mirror ~ Nicole Krauss,
723:Our masks, always in peril of smearing or cracking, in need of continuous check in the mirror or silverware, keep us in thrall to ourselves, concerned with our surfaces. ~ Carolyn Kizer,
724:reflection?’ ‘He would not see his reflection presumably, since the light could never reach the mirror from his face if the mirror is receding from it at the same speed. ~ Michael Jecks,
725:She had a look at herself in the mirror in the elevator lobby while she was waiting. She looked cool and in charge, and if she could fool herself she could fool anybody. ~ Douglas Adams,
726:Staring into the mirror, I was surprised to see a haunted look in my brown eyes. There was pain there, pain and loss that even the nicest dress and makeup couldn't hide. ~ Richelle Mead,
727:How do you make a girl know she's beautiful? What is the system for that, what do you show her, how do you give her a new set of eyes and turn her face back to the mirror? ~ Michelle Tea,
728:However good or bad you feel about your relationship, the person you are with at this moment is the "right" person, because he or she is the mirror of who you are inside. ~ Deepak Chopra,
729:I had made myself believe that the eyes are not the mirror of the soul. Some of the deadliest little female contraptions I ever saw had the faces and the eyes of angels. ~ John Steinbeck,
730:Now I check myself in the mirror.
"Why do women do that?" he asks.
"What?"
"Look yourself down like there's some problem needs fixing. You're better than fine. ~ David B Ramirez,
731:Tate opened another beer. He was glad he had several. He held up the beer to his image in the mirror. “To bastards everywhere!” he said sarcastically, and chugged it down. ~ Diana Palmer,
732:When you look in the mirror, what do you want to see: yet another reminder of your hopeless attempt to be the girl of his dreams, or you? The answer should always be you. ~ Abby McDonald,
733:He’s not interested in Letty,” Weather had declared. “Okay,” Lucas said. “How about in you?” “Don’t be absurd,” she’d said, ostentatiously checking her hair in the mirror. ~ John Sandford,
734:I splash my head with ice-cold water and turn to face the mirror. When my image appears I instinctively look away. Is there a truth on the other side that we do not want to see? ~ Shan Sa,
735:I would like to be the first man in the gym business to throw out my scale. If you don't like what you see in the mirror, what difference does it make what the scale says? ~ Vince Gironda,
736:Never feel like you need to visit him, ever?"
"I see him every morning in the mirror. I think of him as the ghost version of me. And who needs to visit your own ghost? ~ Adele Griffin,
737:Use the late-night FM DJ voice. 2.​Start with “I’m sorry . . .” 3.​Mirror. 4.​Silence. At least four seconds, to let the mirror work its magic on your counterpart. 5.​Repeat. ~ Chris Voss,
738:An artist's job is simply to take the mirror in front of your face and hold it there. It's not to give you any answers. It is simply to take that mirror and point it at you. ~ Aasif Mandvi,
739:His eyes cut sideways at me in the mirror, and my pulse quickened. It was something to have his attention, even briefly. Like a bright light passing my way before moving on. ~ Paula McLain,
740:When I was around 18, I looked in the mirror and said, 'You're either going to love yourself or hate yourself.' And I decided to love myself. That changed a lot of things. ~ Queen Latifah,
741:Agatha, what do you see when you look in the mirror?"
"I don't look in mirrors."
"Why is that?"
"Because horses and hogs don't sit around ogling their reflections! ~ Soman Chainani,
742:A true warrior is always armed with three things: the radiant sword of pacification; the mirror of bravery, wisdom, and friendship; and the precious jewel of enlightenment ~ Morihei Ueshiba,
743:If I stop to think about fans, or best-selling, or not best-selling, or good reviews, or not-good reviews, it just becomes too much. It's like staring at the mirror all day. ~ Jhumpa Lahiri,
744:Look at the mirror! Who are you? You are not yourself, you are your culture! Do you want to be yourself? Then leave your prison and discover the paths beyond your path! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
745:Normal pleasures like this are reserved for girls without a shadow staring back at them in the mirror. But whether I deserve this or not, I don't care. It's too sweet to stop. ~ Ann Aguirre,
746:The mirror does not flatter, it faithfully shows whatever looks into it; namely, the face we never show to the world because we cover it with the persona, the mask of the actor. ~ Carl Jung,
747:You could go on wearing bluejeans, you could keep going to Springsteen and Seger concerts, you could dye your hair, but that was a grownup’s face in the mirror just the same. ~ Stephen King,
748:His eyebrow is raised again. I wonder if he practices these looks in the mirror. Each one seems perfectly crafted to make a girl want to drop her shorts right then and there. ~ Jen Frederick,
749:If you could get rid of yourself just once, the secret of secrets would open to you. The face of the unknown, hidden beyond the universe would appear on the mirror of your perception. ~ Rumi,
750:In this society, we don't like to face the future and the dying process and all of it. Most of us really don't want to think about it, but it's facing me in the mirror every day. ~ Joan Baez,
751:When I’d first loved him, I wanted to take him apart, as a child dismembers a clockwork toy, to comprehend the inscrutable mechanics of its interior.”
-flesh and the mirror ~ Angela Carter,
752:...as he was combing his hair in front of the mirror...only then did he understand that a man knows when he is growing older because he begins to look like his father. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
753:Consciousness even in my sleep changes primary colors. The features of my face melt like a wax doll in the fire. And who can consent to see in the mirror the mere face of man? ~ Czeslaw Milosz,
754:I turned away from the mirror.
“That is really hideous,” Tiffany said, stepping back.
“Thanks, Tiff. Your attitude will help me go out into the world with confidence. ~ Rachel Hawthorne,
755:My mother always wanted to be in show business, but her parents discouraged her. So when I started performing for the mirror she enrolled me in dancing, singing and piano lessons. ~ Irene Cara,
756:...no matter the flaws you find when you look at yourself in the mirror, somewhere on God's earth, you are really "doing it" for someone - someone out there is attracted to you. ~ Steve Harvey,
757:The thing about the Mirror is that no one knows where it is. In fact, no one knows what it is.” "It’s a mirror,” Simon said. “You know – reflective, glass. I’m just assuming. ~ Cassandra Clare,
758:You know when you’re in a rush and you put a T-shirt on backward? Even if there’s no tag in it, you don’t have to look in the mirror to know it’s on wrong. You can just feel it. ~ Peter Clines,
759:A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living. ~ Rudolf Steiner,
760:I still want to be an architect and score films and do other things. I always said as long as I've still got teeth and hair and I look cool when I look in the mirror, then I'll do it. ~ DJ Quik,
761:I stood staring at myself in the mirror trying to reconcile dual images. I was hunting the monster that had killed my sister. I was the monster that had killed his brother. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
762:Our need to reimagine our world through the vibratory larynx, that's what matters. Re-awaken the world to itself. Through ideas, pictures, sounds. Hold the mirror up to "nature." ~ Anne Waldman,
763:When I look in the mirror I see someone who's aging now, and someone who kept a commitment made many, many years ago, and who today is trying to be an example for young women. ~ Shirley Sherrod,
764:When you look in the mirror, what do you want to see: yet another reminder of your hopeless attempt to be the girl of his dreams, or you?

The answer should always be you. ~ Abby McDonald,
765:A little more and I would have fallen into the mirror trap. I avoided it, but only to fall into the window trap: with nothing to do, my arms dangling, I go over to the window. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
766:As we gaze into the mirror it holds up for us, we too easily imagine that what we behold is Nature when in fact we see the reflection of our own unexamined longings and desires. ~ William Cronon,
767:Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know, or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art. ~ John Updike,
768:I looked at myself in the mirror. I looked awful, but I always look awful in the mirror. I keep myself going with the firm belief that my real face is much better looking. ~ George Alec Effinger,
769:It helps to even look in the mirror - and it sounds so cheesy - but if you just look in the mirror and say, 'You are beautiful,' and 'You are worthy,' those things really help you. ~ Demi Lovato,
770:Joy is fleeting, whereas true happiness and calm can come to us only after intense pain, when we have confronted ourselves in the mirror of our souls and understood the self. ~ A P J Abdul Kalam,
771:Leave in a complex state of slumber
Your consciousness of science.
Look At your white face in the wine’s red mirror
And then drink the mirror ...and your consciousness ~ Fernando Pessoa,
772:You are a force rarely born to a world, something we Elves call leinah thaniel, the Song that sings all Songs, the Mirror that shows all Mirrors, the Change that changes everything. ~ C L Wilson,
773:You can never know what you look like, right? Whenever you see yourself in the mirror, you know you're looking at you, so you can't help but pose a little. So you never really know. ~ John Green,
774:I have this complicated procedure I go through every morning, which is to look in the mirror and decide what I'm going to do. And I feel at that point, everybody's had their say. ~ Warren Buffett,
775:One day I actually took the list into the bathroom and I put it up against my face and looked in the mirror and I realized I had one of two choices, change the list or change myself. ~ Star Jones,
776:The thing about the Mirror is that no one knows where it is. In fact, no one knows what it is.”
"It’s a mirror,” Simon said. “You know – reflective, glass. I’m just assuming. ~ Cassandra Clare,
777:For Baudelaire, man's poetic fate is to be the mirror of immensity; or even more exactly, immensity becomes conscious of itself, through man. Man for Baudelaire is a vast being. ~ Gaston Bachelard,
778:How do you let others in when you can't even look in the mirror? The answer is, you can't. But hopefully by showing them that they are lovable, they will start to see the truth. ~ Rachel Van Dyken,
779:If we really want to know who is responsible for the mess we're in, all we have to do is look in the mirror. You and I own this country, and we are responsible for what happens to it. ~ Ross Perot,
780:If you go to the gym and you come home and look into the mirror, you'll see nothing. If you go the next day and you come home, you will see nothing. In fact sometimes you're in pain. ~ Simon Sinek,
781:I know people who go back and check themselves, but it drives me crazy. Everybody wants to look in the mirror and see Cary Grant looking back at them, but that's just not the case. ~ Dennis Farina,
782:She cannot remember when her idea of God has not been cloudy, like the reflection from a steamy bathroom mirror, and she cannot remember ever trying to clean the mirror. ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,
783:When I look in the mirror, I won’t see the things they will most likely say about me. I’ll see me, Willow Tate, the woman who isn’t perfect, but she is perfect in her imperfections. ~ Harper Sloan,
784:When I was young, I kept trying to be in the most helpful place for me, when sometimes, as players, you have to look in the mirror and say, "It's not always going to be comfortable." ~ Drew Gooden,
785:He finished shaving by touch, still walking around the room, for he tried to see himself in the mirror as little as possible so he would not have to look into his own eyes. ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
786:In my work and in myself I reflect black people, women and men, as I reflect others. One day even the most self-protective ones will look into the mirror I provide and not be afraid. ~ Alice Walker,
787:I remember looking at myself in the mirror one morning and thinking, I am not a handsome guy. What am I going to do with a face like this? Then I smiled. And I thought, That helps. ~ John C Maxwell,
788:There are very few people who are going to look into the mirror and say, 'That person I see is a savage monster;' instead, they make up some construction that justifies what they do. ~ Noam Chomsky,
789:to me my face in the mirror looked like a virtual fragment of my self that had been split in two. The self there was the one I hadn’t chosen. It wasn’t even a physical reflection. ~ Haruki Murakami,
790:Whoever wants the "I" to yield up its mysterious and tremendous secret must stop it from looking perpetually in the mirror, must stop the little ego's fascination with its own image. ~ Paul Brunton,
791:If are in a situation with too many people in your life and you want to go into higher attention, look in the mirror. You are being blocked. Do something about it. It might be hard. ~ Frederick Lenz,
792:I know what it's like to have someone coming home who looks at you not in the way they used to in the old days, and I've seen my own face contorted with sadness and rage in the mirror. ~ Jane Birkin,
793:I like myself a lot more than I used to. I had a very difficult time in my twenties especially. It was hard for me to look in the mirror and find something that I liked about myself. ~ Janet Jackson,
794:I looked at myself in the mirror and realized I wasn't bitter about that, not like I thought I'd be. I'd miss it, but it was just a piece of who I was now, not everything I was. (p.141) ~ Kiera Cass,
795:My friend Alice Sebold likes to talk about “getting down in the pit and loving somebody.” She has in mind the dirt that love inevitably splatters on the mirror of our self-regard. ~ Jonathan Franzen,
796:The people around you are mirrors, I think.
You see yourself reflected in their eyes. If the mirror is true, and smooth, you see your true self. That’s how you learn who you are. ~ Caitlin Moran,
797:You are still the colour of my blood. You are my blood. When I look in the mirror it’s not my own face I see. Your body is twice. Once you once me. Can I be sure which is which? ~ Jeanette Winterson,
798:You can’t quite catch sight of yourself as you go about your life, that’s all. Your body doesn’t contain its spirit, just as the mirror has relinquished your portrait. You are elsewhere ~ Sarah Hall,
799:Giving to other people makes me feel alive. Not my car or my house. Not what I look like in the mirror. When I give my time, when I can make someone smile after they were feeling sad... ~ Mitch Albom,
800:One day, you look in the mirror, & see gray hair. One day, you realize there is less of your life left than what you've already lived. And you think, "how did this happen so fast"? ~ Jodi Picoult,
801:Out flew the web and floated wide; The mirror cracked from side to side; “The curse is come upon me,” cried The Lady of Shalott. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “The Lady of Shalott,” 1831–1832 ~ Julia Whelan,
802:The mirror sees the man as beautiful, the mirror loves the man; another mirror sees the man as frightful and hates him; and it is always the same being who produces the impressions. ~ Marquis de Sade,
803:To this day, I wake up at times, look in the mirror, and just stare, obsessed with the idea that the person I am in my head is something entirely different than what everyone else sees. ~ Eddie Huang,
804:At home, Tommy tried to avoid looking too long at himself in the mirror, for his reflection stirred in him a feeling of great loneliness and a fear that this loneliness might be permanent. ~ Aryn Kyle,
805:Character is fate—that’s what he said. They’re bound up, those two, like brothers and sisters. You wanna know the future?” She points at Varya with her free hand. “Look in the mirror. ~ Chloe Benjamin,
806:...he perceived that this memory-jumbled rag-bag of material was in fact the very heart of her, her self-portrait, the way she looked in the mirror when nobody else was in the room... ~ Salman Rushdie,
807:I remember as a kid, I was improvising and making little trophies out of different materials and going in front of the mirror, lifting the trophies and saying 'Nole was the champion!' ~ Novak Djokovic,
808:Place your mind before the mirror of eternity! Place your soul in the brilliance of glory! And transform your entire being into the image of the Godhead Itself through contemplation. ~ Clare of Assisi,
809:The good thing about not being drop-dead gorgeous is that as time passes, I don't have much to worry about. I have friends who are actors and every day they look in the mirror with trepidation. ~ Moby,
810:His hands fluttered like birds,
each with a fancy silk ribbon
to weave into their nest,
as he stood at the mirror
dressing for work, waving hello
to himself with both hands. ~ Ted Kooser,
811:I always wear beige, black or white. For one thing I look good in them. For another, when I'm beside a star at a fitting, and she looks into the mirror, I don't want to be competing in any ~ Edith Head,
812:Like a blood-red sky that warns the passerby, “There is a fire over there,” certain blazing looks often reveal passions that they serve merely to reflect. They are flames in the mirror. ~ Marcel Proust,
813:My favorite show tune has got to be Stephen Sondheim's "I Remember Sky." It's probably the saddest song of all time I sing it to myself in the mirror. No, I am kidding. That's the joke. ~ Laura Benanti,
814:one day, you turn around, and your baby is a man. One day, you look in the mirror, and see gray hair. One day, you realize there is less of your life left than what you’ve already lived. ~ Jodi Picoult,
815:To love another woman is to look at yourself in the mirror and determine that you are worthy of the galaxy and its fury. To love another woman is to love yourself more than you love her. ~ Gabby Rivera,
816:I learned, the field of interest was a man from Wales who could recognize all his sheep as individuals but couldn’t recognize human faces, not even his wife, not even himself in the mirror. ~ Jon Ronson,
817:Know that the mirror of the heart is boundless. . . Here, opinions become silent, otherwise they will lead you into errors. . . for the heart is sacred - even more the heart is sacredness itself. ~ Rumi,
818:Malcolm—the world’s much more like me than it is like
you. People recognize me. They see me in their mirror. But they don’t hardly ever
see you. You’re not in the mirror with them. ~ James Baldwin,
819:My face hasn't matured as I've grown up, and neither has my sense of humour. In the mirror, I see an older version of myself as a child, although I do have more wrinkles and freckles. ~ Jasmine Guinness,
820:Verbal arguments were not her strong suite. She always lost herself to the mad and then spent the next several hours coming up with brilliant comebacks in the mirror. She could feel herself ~ Lucy Score,
821:Yes, I know, you often desperately look for a saviour! Then, dear brother, look at the mirror, you will see your saviour there! Each one of us is the only saviour of our own selves! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
822:But do you enjoy it?” Annie asked. Raven stared at Annie’s reflection in the mirror. “I don’t hate it,” Raven said. “You spend enough time with anything, that’s all you can really ask for. ~ Kevin Wilson,
823:But never in the four hundred years now since I was born, have I ever seen anything to make me doubt whether God exists in some form or the other. Not even the reflection in the mirror. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
824:I love putting on an outfit or a costume and just looking at myself in the mirror. Baggy pants or some real funky shoes and a hat and just feeling the character of it. That's fun to me. ~ Michael Jackson,
825:I suppose we’ll behave like a bunch of holier-than-thou hypocrites. Because the alternative is to look at ourselves in the mirror and know that we are capable of dark and terrible things. ~ Michael Grant,
826:Never once does Snow White herself look in the mirror so she isn't aware of her beauty or what apparently that does to people. It's really just the queen and the prince that talk about it. ~ Lily Collins,
827:Teaching at best beckons us to morality, but it is not in itself efficacious. Teaching is like a mirror. It can show you if your face is dirty, but it the mirror will not wash your face. ~ Ravi Zacharias,
828:Are we tough enough to look ourselves in the mirror and admit that our conduct harms our children? Public policy can help, but there is no government that can fix these problems for us. Recall ~ J D Vance,
829:Do you think there’s any way someone like Ambrose could fall in love with someone like me?” Fern caught Bailey’s gaze in the mirror again, knowing he would understand.
“Only if he’s lucky. ~ Amy Harmon,
830:I derive no pleasure from prosecuting a man, even though I know he's guilty; do you think I could sleep at night or look at myself in the mirror in the morning if I hounded an innocent man? ~ Jim Garrison,
831:My first recognition of age setting in was exactly on my 36th birthday. I have no idea why, on this day of all days, I looked in the mirror and realized my face no longer looked young. ~ Paulina Porizkova,
832:Something magical happened when I turned 25 - I looked in the mirror and was like, 'You might not get carded for an R-rated movie anymore.' Like I didn't have a little stick figure anymore. ~ Kristen Bell,
833:The more I think about it, the more it frightens me."
"So why are you getting involved?"
He shut his eyes. "So I can look at myself in the mirror again. And know that I did my best. ~ C S Friedman,
834:The only excuse a man has for writing is that he express himself, that he reveal to others the kind of world reflected in the mirror of his soul; his only excuse is that he be original. ~ R my de Gourmont,
835:I feel like looking in the mirror when you brush your teeth, yes, I see lines, and then I smile and I see things here and there. But that's just, you know, you - that's your journey, you know? ~ Heidi Klum,
836:I glance up and see myself in the mirror. All the color has drained from my face, and I’m doing a great impersonation of a drowned albino rat. That is, if albino rats had fabulous colorists. ~ Meghan March,
837:A stand-up's job is to hold the mirror up to society and to look at what we're afraid of. That's why we had shows like 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons.' We made fun of ourselves then. ~ Tracy Morgan,
838:George Foreman. A miracle. A mystery to myself. Who am I? The mirror says back. The George you was always meant to be. Wasn't always like that. Used to look in the mirror and cried a river. ~ George Foreman,
839:Here in this endless and gleaming wilderness
I was removed farther than ever from the world of men --
And I never saw so close and so clearly
The image in the mirror of my own soul. ~ Hermann Hesse,
840:Then again, Solomon was human. And that meant he was flawed (Go on, take a look at yourself in the mirror. A good long look, if you can bear it. See? Flawed's putting it mildly, isn't it?) ~ Jonathan Stroud,
841:There is an erotic charge prising the top from a new lipstick, leaning into the mirror and painting your masterpiece. Lipstick has its own unique taste and lingers on your tongue like semen. ~ Chloe Thurlow,
842:those days, back then, these were the years of . . . Or how about, ‘Now that the mirror tells a different story, I can say it and get it out of the way. I really was pretty.’ Too cruel? No need ~ Ian McEwan,
843:Aurora looked into the mirror and smiled. She was pretty. She was a royal princess. There was about to be a ball. These were things she could, once in a while, allow herself to be happy about. ~ Liz Braswell,
844:Beck, we gotta go.”
“Ok.” She made smooch lips to the mirror and then smiled at me. “It's shameful to look this fabulous isn't it?” she said, making me laugh.
“Absolutely, just shameful. ~ Shelly Crane,
845:He looked at himself in the mirror and frowned. He had a habit of running a hand into his hair when he was concentrating hard, which made it spike. Right now he resembled a pissed-off cockatoo ~ Janet Dailey,
846:He pulled out into the mirror-image traffic. The rain was running and pooling, tugging reflected neon out of the perpendicular and spreading it in wriggly lines across sidewalk and pavement. ~ William Gibson,
847:I'm afraid to look in the mirror. I'm afraid I'm going to see an old lady with white hair, just like the old ladies in the park. Alittle bundle in a black shawl just waiting for the coffin. ~ Paddy Chayefsky,
848:In a psychomantium glass topples darkness. Things appear as they really are, people appear as they really are. Visions are called from a point inside the mirror, from a point inside the mind. ~ Helen Oyeyemi,
849:I've been out with men who have literally had an argument with the mirror because they couldn't get their hair right. When I was younger, I might have reassured him, but I can't do that anymore. ~ Cat Deeley,
850:Sonia met my eyes in the mirror. 'You know, people come to Italy for all sorts of reasons, but when they stay its for the same two things.' 'What?' 'Love and gelato.' 'Amen,' Howard said. ~ Jenna Evans Welch,
851:Anything in the entertainment business, there's sharks coming around. It's about staying true to yourself and making sure that, when you look in the mirror, you're happy with what you see. ~ O Shea Jackson Jr,
852:Beyond twilight comes a beautiful night, the kind of night the weary dream of. And to all my good friends, to those who have already gone to the back side of the mirror, I bow my head. ~ Pramoedya Ananta Toer,
853:I would never want to see myself viewed as beating the drums of war, ... but I would rather live with that image than look into the mirror and see a member of Congress who failed to do his duty. ~ John McCain,
854:In the Buddhist approach, life and death are seen as one whole, where death is the beginning of another chapter of life. Death is the mirror in which the entire meaning of life is reflected. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche,
855:Most folks don’t like considering themselves bad guys. They wanna look in the mirror and see a good guy, no matter what they do. Just gotta make sure they feel some sense of justification is all. ~ Elliott Kay,
856:My driver asked, “Sir, do you have everything you need?” Which in an existential sense was a very big question, but I had no immediate requirements, so I just nodded in the mirror and stayed quiet. ~ Lee Child,
857:All my life, since I came to the Institute, you were the mirror of my soul. I saw the good in me in you. In your eyes alone I found grace. When you are gone from me, who will see me like that? ~ Cassandra Clare,
858:An actor's career doesn't feel like just one career to me. It feels like about five or six. Because every six or seven years, you look in the mirror and you have a completely different product. ~ Ron Livingston,
859:The 19thc hatred of Realism is Caliban's enraged reaction to seeing his own face in the mirror. The 19thc rejection of Romanticism is Caliban's fury at not seeing his face reflected in the mirror. ~ Oscar Wilde,
860:The Mirror has become an important antidote to a media that is, most of it, supportive of the establishment, some of it quite rabidly rightwing. The Mirror is breaking ranks, and that's good news. ~ John Pilger,
861:When she reaches the ground, she looks from the old woman to me. A moment of confusion. Then recognition. I know her too, because I've seen traces of her in my face in the mirror. My mother. My a-ma. ~ Lisa See,
862:You have to learn to accept your body. You have to learn to like what you see in the mirror. There are definitely times when I don't feel like myself, but you have to fake it until you make it. ~ Kim Kardashian,
863:At a point in every person's life, one has to look deeply into the mirror of one's soul and decide one's unique truth in the world, not as we may want to see it or hope to see it, but as it is. ~ James McGreevey,
864:But never, in the nearly four hundred years now since I was born, have I ever seen anything to make me doubt whether God exists in some form or the other. Not even the reflection in the mirror. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
865:Knowledge of self is a precious commodity, dearer than the finest gemstone. The mirror I held before me now was not laced with gold filigree. It was cold and flat and bared every shadow on my soul. ~ Paul Levine,
866:The great corrupter of public men is the ego - corrupter because distracter. Wealth, sensuality, power cannot hold a candle to it. Looking in the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem. ~ Dean Acheson,
867:There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors. ~ Tennessee Williams,
868:What I mean is, I still feel like me. It's not like I wake up and think, I am a responsible adult. I just look in the mirror and see myself. the same stupid person I've been looking at for years. ~ Eleanor Brown,
869:What season?” I asked. “A delayed adolescence, I guess. When I get up in the morning and see my face in the mirror, it looks like someone else’s. If I’m not careful, I might end up left behind. ~ Haruki Murakami,
870:Some part of me instinctively reached out, and in an odd way understood this pain, never imagining that I would someday look in the mirror and see their sadness and insanity in my own eyes. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison,
871:We may say, that not only the soul (the mirror of an indestructible universe) is indestructible, but also the animal itself is, although its mechanism is frequently destroyed in parts. ~ Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz,
872:What I tend to tell my students is, “When you look in the mirror and see a smart, angry girl who wants to be free, you're seeing a paradigm that Kathy [Acker] helped bring into the recognizable.” ~ Sarah Schulman,
873:Afghanistan is not only the mirror of the Afghans: it is the mirror of the world. 'If you do not like the image in the mirror, do not break the mirror, break your face,' says an old Persian proverb. ~ Ahmed Rashid,
874:But my drive to win is so great ... I just step over that line. ... It's very embarrassing, ... one of the things you totally regret. So you look at yourself in the mirror and say, 'I was stupid.' ~ Michael Jordan,
875:We grow, we change, we labor to maturity, to what little wisdom we might ever acquire, but always in the mirror is who we were as well as who we are, a harking back and, yet again, a quiet reckoning. ~ Dean Koontz,
876:We have to confront ourselves. Do we like what we see in the mirror? And, according to our light, according to our understanding, according to our courage, we will have to say yea or nay - and rise! ~ Maya Angelou,
877:How you are seen by others becomes the mirror that tells you what you are like and who you are. The ego's sense of self-worth is in most cases bound up with the worth you have in the eyes of others. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
878:If you 35, 28, or 30 years old, and you decide you're gonna pick up a rag and start bangin', and you can look yourself in the mirror and you still feel like you're a man? That's cool, do your thing. ~ Nipsey Hussle,
879:One time I can stand fiddling in front of the mirror for an hour and another time I think: well hack, this is just the best it can get. Only if I have to go to work I really try to look fantastic. ~ Jonathan Brandis,
880:Without a fully active role in community life you cannot develop into a complete human being. Aristotle taught that. Surely he was right; look around you or look in the mirror: that is the demonstration. ~ Anonymous,
881:Yet she was still alive and she was here. Looking at herself in the mirror. And for the first time in her life, she respected what she saw. Bowing to her reflection, she said softly, “Pleased to meet you. ~ J R Ward,
882:Artists have to learn how to paint what's in the mirror, even if what they see is a total (expletive) show...If you can't paint yourself honestly, everything else you paint will be a lie too. ~ Shaun David Hutchinson,
883:outside her mother’s old bedroom, wielding spiky spears and magic staffs. They nodded to her as she opened the door. “Remember,” said one, “never touch the mirror.” “I remember,” she said. The room was ~ Shannon Hale,
884:When I finish a film, I like to drastically change my appearance. I get sick of looking at the same thing in the mirror for months at a time. So when a film's over, I'll do something like shave my head. ~ Ethan Embry,
885:behave or feel. If you like what you see in the mirror, you feel a bit more worthy of My Love. When things are going smoothly and your performance seems adequate, you find it easier to believe you are My ~ Sarah Young,
886:Did you ever wonder if the person in the picture is the same one you see when you look in the mirror?" - "That's the eternal question, isn't it? Are we born who we are, or do we make ourselves that way? ~ Jodi Picoult,
887:I am really tired of looking at my hips. I'm seriously really tired of standing naked in the mirror and staring at my hips for hours and hours while muttering, "You hips. You hips need to get it together." ~ Louis C K,
888:I can't look in the mirror and see people dying on the street that should have the same opportunities that I've had. And say 'You know what? I can live with myself.' Because I can't if I just watch. ~ Colin Kaepernick,
889:I think you need to look in the mirror if you think that's gorgeous"
"Ha," Andrew said, grinning.
"We"re identical." Adam shook his head at his twin. "He's insulting both of us, you idiot ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
890:People of Orphalese, beauty is life when life unveils her holy face. But you are life and you are the veil. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror. ~ Khalil Gibran,
891:That's your friend. My husband is my best friend. He's not the mirror that holds up my flaws. He's just the guy who's like, 'I think you're terrific'... It's just simple, showing up for each other. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
892:Water is the mirror that has the ability to show us what we cannot see. It is the blueprint for our reality, which can change with a single, positive thought. All it takes is faith, if you're open to it ~ Masaru Emoto,
893:What do you mean 'most of the damage happened to my face'?"
She gestured to the mirror above the sink on the far side of the room. I ran over to it and looked at my reflection.
"Son of a bitch! ~ Richelle Mead,
894:Today she looked menacingly into the mirror and said: “I’m Sierra María Santiago. I am what I am. Enough.” She sighed. These days were spooky enough without her talking to herself. “More than enough. ~ Daniel Jos Older,
895:We are so afraid of silence that we chase ourselves from one event to the next in order not to have to spend a moment alone with ourselves, in order not to have to look at ourselves in the mirror. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
896:An inverted five-pointed star. The humans don’t understand it correctly. They draw a goat’s head into it with the horns at the top. They like to see the devil everywhere, except in the mirror and on TV. ~ Victor Pelevin,
897:It’s just four simple steps: 1.​Use the late-night FM DJ voice. 2.​Start with “I’m sorry . . .” 3.​Mirror. 4.​Silence. At least four seconds, to let the mirror work its magic on your counterpart. 5.​Repeat. ~ Chris Voss,
898:I want to leave this worn body behind, but my chains are too many, my weights too heavy. This life is all that’s left of me. And I know I won’t be able to meet myself in the mirror for the rest of the day ~ Tahereh Mafi,
899:Sisters are always drying their hair. Locked into rooms, alone, they pose at the mirror, shoulders bare, trying this way and that their hair, or fly importunate down the stair to answer the telephone. ~ Phyllis McGinley,
900:When at last he surrendered, Florentino Ariza hung the mirror in house, not for the exquisite frame but because of the place inside that for two hours had been occupied by her beloved reflection ~ Gabriel Garc a M rquez,
901:When he went into the bathroom and looked at himself in the mirror, he thought his features were changing. I look like a gentleman, he said to himself sometimes. I look younger. I look like someone else ~ Roberto Bola o,
902:Who made art history? Not the most reasonable people. The mad men did. If painting is the mirror of a time, it must be mad to have a true image of what that time is. To one madness we oppose another madness. ~ Max Ernst,
903:You and I need to say it to ourselves again and again. We need to look in the mirror and make the confession as part of our morning routine. Here’s what we all need to say: “I am not a grace graduate. ~ Paul David Tripp,
904:dirty. Would he end up like Luke if he stayed in the Teams long enough? Only to wake up one day and not recognize the man staring back at him in the mirror? The thump of the inbound helo’s rotors saved him ~ Kaylea Cross,
905:I don't want to put nobody on blast but in the beginning it's like somebody telling you somebody looks like you and you've been looking in the mirror your whole life and nobody looks like you. Same thing with me. ~ Rakim,
906:I’m sorry, two copies?” she mirrored in response, remembering not only the DJ voice, but to deliver the mirror in an inquisitive tone. The intention behind most mirrors should be “Please, help me understand. ~ Chris Voss,
907:It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being. ~ John Joseph Powell,
908:Sometimes, like we all do, I look at myself in the mirror. Sometimes I cry. Like a really hard cry like you just watch yourself cry but then you're done and you're just glowing and you're staring at yourself. ~ Dane Cook,
909:Are you a stupid sheep in the flock or a free eagle in the sky? Look at the mirror, what are you? Are you some dullish cattle in the herd or a wise owl in the forest? Look at the mirror, what are you? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
910:As a child, I was fascinated by the stories of Dickens acting out everything in front of the mirror as he wrote it down. Later, when you approach his work as an actor, you notice how sayable the dialogue is. ~ Harry Lloyd,
911:Cosmetic surgery is terrifying. It never looks good. Those women look weird. They look in the mirror and think they look great, but they don't see what we see. I think it's hideous. They scare small children. ~ Jerry Hall,
912:I looked in the mirror and realized that I was already dead. I let you kill me one piece at a time, starting when I was, what? Eight years old? Nine? You killed yourself and then you came after us. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
913:There comes a time in the lives of those destined for greatness when we must stand before the mirror of meaning and ask: Why, having been endowed with the courageous heart of a lion, do we live as mice? ~ Brendon Burchard,
914:Your self-esteem won't come from body parts. You need to step away from the mirror every once in a while, and look for another reflection, like the one in the eyes of the people who love you and admire you. ~ Stacy London,
915:But in public who shall express the unseen adequately? It is private life that holds out the mirror to infinity; personal intercourse, and that alone, that ever hints at a personality beyond our daily vision. ~ E M Forster,
916:If you're not smiling at yourself in the mirror, you probably need to check that the life you're building is aligned to the life you dreamed for yourself. And if you're not dreaming, you need to start dreaming. ~ Alice Bag,
917:I look in the mirror and I don't see a sex symbol. I just see a guy who looks like he's been beaten with a baseball bat. I mean, is this the face of a sex symbol? They say that because I work in the movies. ~ Javier Bardem,
918:Old age was growing inside me. It kept catching my eye from the depths of the mirror. I was paralyzed sometimes as I saw it making its way toward me so steadily when nothing inside me was ready for it. ~ Simone de Beauvoir,
919:Once I looked in the mirror and decided this is who I am, and I'm not scared of who I am, and I'm not scared that I can't be like you, and I'm good with just doing me, that's when I found myself, as a man. ~ Kendrick Lamar,
920:STOP DIGGING.' The letters on the mirror were etched in my memory. Now, as I finished my make-up with a swipe of lip-gloss, I huffed on the mirror, and wrote in the steam obscuring my reflection one word: 'NO'. ~ Ruth Ware,
921:They looked at their reflections in the mirror, she in her torn skirt and dingy bra, he naked, his penis flaccid, his face covered with bright white shaving cream. Megan shook her head. "What a vision we'll be. ~ Anonymous,
922:A vision flashed across Nick’s mind. It was the image of a lipstick kiss his wife left for him on the mirror that morning. It hung there like the single digit sum to the chalkboard-crammed equation of his life. ~ Gary Ponzo,
923:But you used to know a good thing when you saw it.

Trouble is, that’s never what I see when I look in the mirror.

What do you see? He looked at her.

Sometimes I don’t see anything at all. ~ Ian Rankin,
924:Dickhead. He makes a beeline for Kate, not even seeing the other women who are right in front of him. Tunnel vision. He wants her bad.
Where have I seen the look on his face before? Oh, yeah. In the mirror. ~ Vi Keeland,
925:for the man was close to me, and I could see him over my shoulder. But there was no reflection of him in the mirror! The whole room behind me was displayed; but there was no sign of a man in it, except myself. ~ Bram Stoker,
926:I just try to look into the mirror, and work on the things that I wasn't doing, and I made a promise to myself that after the season, I will look at the same mirror, and say that you did everything you could ~ Allen Iverson,
927:We see in part, and thus is the mirror of prophecy darkened.” There are other worlds, gunslinger, and other demons. These waters are deep. Watch for the doorways. Watch for the roses and the unfound doorways. ~ Stephen King,
928:You don’t have to enjoy life, you simply have to do the best you can at it. Because every day you wake up and see yourself in the mirror, and that reflection is something you can never get away from. Not ever. ~ Gwen Hunter,
929:You have an idea in your mind of how the first show will be. Since I was 15 years old in front of the mirror saying, "If I was in Priest, this is what I would do." But in truth, I don't remember any of it. ~ Richie Faulkner,
930:Oh, and don’t even fucking think of cheating. If I catch you cheating, I’ll cut the bitch’s face off and sew it onto your face. That way, if you want to see your bitch so much, you can just look in the mirror. ~ Bijou Hunter,
931:When I look in the mirror, I see a woman with secrets. When we don’t listen to our intuition, we abandon our souls. And we abandon our souls because we are afraid if we don’t, others will abandon us. ~ Terry Tempest Williams,
932:Youth, moreover, when bent upon wrongdoing, does not dare to behold itself in the mirror of consciousness; mature age has seen itself; and therein lies the whole difference between these two phases of life. ~ Honor de Balzac,
933:He who tastes, knows,” goes the old Sufi saying. France’s most famous epicure, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, believed that food is the mirror to our souls: “Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you what you are. ~ Eric Weiner,
934:I'm Starting With The Man In The Mirror I'm Asking Him To Change His Ways And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place Take A Look At Yourself, And Then Make A Change ~ Michael Jackson,
935:I praticed making faces in the mirror and it would drive my mother crazy. She used to scare me by saying that I was going to see the devil if I kept looking in the mirror. That fascinated me even more, of course. ~ Jim Carrey,
936:I’ve freed myself from the obligation to try and be beautiful,” said Cora: “And I was never more happy. I can’t remember when I last looked in the mirror—” “Yesterday,” said Martha. “You were admiring your nose. ~ Sarah Perry,
937:Later, after he drops me off at home, it feels like the world has shifted a little. It’s just different enough that when I look at the girl reflected in the mirror in my room, it’s like meeting someone new. ~ Courtney Summers,
938:This book is dedicated to every person who has, at one point, looked in the mirror and thought, "I look terrible". You don't. You're beautiful and perfect the way you are. You are uniquely you. Be Brave. Be You. ~ Autumn Grey,
939:You'll look away from your own face in the mirror, pull the chain twice to hide from yourself in the dark, and when it's all over you won't fucking say anything. You won't fucking say anything to anyone ever. ~ Tupelo Hassman,
940:The mirror that Strindberg held up to Nature was a cracked one. It was cracked in a double sense -- it was crazy. It gave back broken images of a world which it made look like the chaos of a lunatic dream. ~ Robert Wilson Lynd,
941:There is no life which does not possess its own importance, no life which may not be touched by greatness at any time -- Yes, be touched by greatness and have a hand in it. (from The Mirror of Her Dreams) ~ Stephen R Donaldson,
942:You ask me 'What’s the the greatest act of faith?' To me is to look in the mirror of God’s word, and see all my faults, all my sin, all my shortcomings and to believe that God loves me exactly as he says he does. ~ Paul Washer,
943:The mirror of your health is your skin. If you drink, it shows in your face; if you eat the wrong foods, you have pimples. If you take care of your food and you lead a healthy life, your skin will look wonderful. ~ Sophia Loren,
944:When I left, they were stuck with the burden of finding someone else to blame for their life... Pointing their anger everywhere, but never looking in the mirror... Continuing the cycle that led to their misery. ~ Steve Maraboli,
945:When I was 15-years-old, I took off my clothes and looked in the mirror. When I stared at myself naked, I realized that to be perfectly proportioned I would need twenty-inch arms to match the rest of me. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger,
946:He can look harmless if he wants to. He is the consummate actor, but unless he works at it, his eyes give him away. If the eyes are the mirror to the soul, then Edward’s in trouble because no one is home. He ~ Laurell K Hamilton,
947:I could have been more and I could have been less, but I was just me. At some point, you just have to decide to be the best version of yourself, the one you can live with and look at in the mirror day after day. ~ Mariana Zapata,
948:I need not look in the mirror or at the faces of my fellow men to find a likeness to God. I need only look at their selves and inside my own to realize we would not be killers if God Himself was not one, too. ~ Viet Thanh Nguyen,
949:Jace stiffened, and for a moment Maia saw through the Daniel-like savage amusement to what was underneath, and it was dark and agonized and reminded her more of her own eyes in the mirror than of her brother's. ~ Cassandra Clare,
950:The heart is like a mirror. When we dust it off, we are able to see ourselves. The dust is all our stuff - guilt, anger - this stuff is reflected back to us. Practice removes the dust from the mirror of our hearts. ~ Krishna Das,
951:You lose or you win the fight - and anything in life - in your mind. I can look at how the person walks, how he speaks, his expressions. It's a wisdom. Eyes are the mirror of the soul. So you can read a lot. ~ Wladimir Klitschko,
952:Before Plato could describe love, the loved one had to be invented. We would never love anybody if we could see past our invention. Bosie is my creation, my poem. In the mirror of invention, love discovered itself. ~ Tom Stoppard,
953:catch sight of myself in the mirror. I look like a fresh-faced kid who just got out of school—not the kind of classy, sexy woman Dax Ryan would hire. But I need this job, it could be the break I’ve been working for. ~ Roxy Sloane,
954:Here is a list of terrible things, The jaws of sharks, a vultures wings The rabid bite of the dogs of war, The voice of one who went before, But most of all the mirror's gaze, Which counts us out our numbered days. ~ Clive Barker,
955:It's kind of like when you look at yourself in the mirror and you say your name. And it gets to a point where none of it seems real. Well, sometimes, I can do that, but I don't need an hour in front of a mirror. ~ Stephen Chbosky,
956:My reflection in the mirror wasn't me. It looked like exactly like me on the outside, but it definitely wasn't me. No, that's not it. It was me, of course, but another me. Another me that never should have been. ~ Haruki Murakami,
957:She presently could not articulate a word, and almost entirely lost the use of her senses. M. Puel was at this crisis called.

From The Mirror of LIterature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. XXXVI (1840), p. 190 ~ Anonymous,
958:The painter who draws by practise and judgment of the eye without the use of reason is like the mirror which reproduces within itself all the objects which are set opposite to it without knowledge of the same. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
959:You can lie to anyone in the world and even get away with it, perhaps, but when you are alone and look into your own eyes in the mirror, you can’t sidestep the truth. Always be sure you can meet those eyes directly. ~ Betty White,
960:I think that we'll continue to try to look at ourselves in the mirror and see where we can do a better job, maybe where we can improve the process. But I think the fundamentals of the process will remain the same. ~ Bill Belichick,
961:People love happy endings. But not every story has a happy ending. And such stories are mostly forgotten with the thought that sadness is a part of life. Happy stories give hope and sad stories show us the mirror. ~ Ravinder Singh,
962:She had curled every strand of her hair with rags, attempting something along the lines of Myrna Loy as the Countess Valentine, but what she saw in the mirror was more like Countess Valentine’s crazy old uncle. “You ~ Laura McNeal,
963:We literally are all made out of stardust. We started from those stars; we are made of stardust. So, next time you are really depressed, look in the mirror and you can look and say, hi, I'm looking at a star here. ~ Charles Elachi,
964:When a woman buys shoes, she takes them out of the box and looks at herself in the mirror. But she isn't really looking at her shoes - she's looking at herself. If she likes herself, then she likes the shoes. ~ Christian Louboutin,
965:I looked at my reflection in the mirror above the sink. The pain and anger flickered in my eyes as I realized that it all circled back to me. Now I was left holding the pieces of my heart, crushed by my own hands. ~ Rebecca Donovan,
966:It is a mistake, too, to say that the face is the mirror of the soul. The truth is, men are very hard to know, and yet, not to be deceived, we must judge them by their present actions, but for the present only. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte,
967:It is a mistake, too, to say that the face is the mirror of the soul. The truth is, men are very hard to know, and yet, not to be deceived, we must judge them by their present actions, but for the present only. ~ Napol on Bonaparte,
968:Look in the mirror every day and say, I am in charge. You might not have control over every phase of your life, but you have more control than you realize, and you are responsible for your own happiness and success. ~ Harvey Mackay,
969:She reached the powder room and shut the door behind her, jumping in fright at the sight that met her gaze in the mirror, until she realized it was her reflection. She peered closer and grinned.
She looked deranged. ~ Jen Turano,
970:What I realized is that the desire for making 'Places' came from the fact that I've got this strange situation with having been born in the glitter, born on the other side of the mirror that everyone fantasizes about. ~ Lou Doillon,
971:Other people teach us who we are. Their attitudes to us are the mirror in which we learn to see ourselves, but the mirror is distorted. We are, perhaps, rather dimly aware of the immense power of our social enviornment. ~ Alan Watts,
972:I am so excited to be here with you ladies tonight,” Olivia continued with the enthusiasm of a mortician on Prozac. “We are going to flush blubber right off your body and you are going to love looking in the mirror. ~ Jennifer Coburn,
973:Something’s wrong with me, I thought as I stared at myself in the mirror. I said this aloud, in a small voice. It’s like something’s messed up with my brain. Better not get near anyone. For the time being, at least. ~ Haruki Murakami,
974:The mirror's light sparks in the eyes,

And horrified, my lids drawn tight,

I step back to that realm of night

Where not a single exit lies...

(Untitled: "I pass away this life of mine...") ~ Alexander Blok,
975:You should totally get implants," she said admiringly in the mirror. I shake my head. "I don't yet know what I'm going to do with my life, Diane. But I'm hoping being shaped like a barbell could only be a hindrance. ~ Emma McLaughlin,
976:How could you turn in to someone that you hate? How does your enemy become someone you see every time you look in the mirror? How do you hate yourself so much that sometimes you think the only way out is by ending it all? ~ M Robinson,
977:Other people teach us who we are. Their attitudes to us are the mirror in which we learn to see ourselves, but the mirror is distorted. We are, perhaps, rather dimly aware of the immense power of our social enviornment. ~ Alan W Watts,
978:Sometimes the picture someone else paints of us is a more accurate portrayal than a reflection. What we see in the mirror is always reversed. A portrait not only allows us to see our own faces, but how it looks to others. ~ Megan Hart,
979:Sooner or later, everybody dies. I figure it’s best to spend your life doing what you enjoy. Every morning when I stand and look into the mirror, that time is still my own. I wonder how much longer that will last. ~ Hiroshi Sakurazaka,
980:Suddenly he caught his reflection in the mirror behind her. His face was twisted into a dark scowl, and he was standing there naked, with a boner, and another man’s business card in his hand.
He looked like a dick. ~ Sarah Mayberry,
981:Women are always changing. We change shape. We change our minds. We change our names when we marry. That morning, I woke up and saw in the mirror that my lips had changed and I wondered what was going to change next. - ~ Chloe Thurlow,
982:You can compare yourself to those above you and whine or compare yourself to those below you and gloat, or you can stay focused on that man or woman in the mirror and embrace his or her unique assignment with gratitude. ~ Regina Brett,
983:You never live with a woman, you live inside of her, I overheard my father say to my brother once, and it was, indeed, as if, when peering into the mirror, you were blinking out through her thickly fringed eyes. ~ Carmen Maria Machado,
984:It was my mother who taught me the one worthwhile thing: when they ask if you like what you see in the mirror, pretend that what they mean is what's behind you--the shower curtain, the tile, the wallpaper, whatever's there. ~ Gary Lutz,
985:Life is only the mirror into which a man gazes not in order that he may get a reflection of himself, but that he may come to understand himself by that reflection; that he may see what it is that the mirror shows. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
986:We're going to be treated very poorly, I think that goes with the territory, and you have to get over it, get beyond it and know who you are among your peers and especially among your family when you look in the mirror. ~ Vince McMahon,
987:You mostly know that you want to be funny, know that you have the desire. It's not like people who grow up beautiful and can look in the mirror and be like, I'm beautiful! Funny is more of a journey. And a desperate attempt. ~ Tina Fey,
988:And he sought, with quick vanity, the reflection in a big mirror opposite him. Just as fast he turned away. He appeared to have reached that situation of health where vanity meant you didn't risk your face in the mirror. ~ Darin Strauss,
989:I know a little bit about learning to live again. I know about being so weak and helpless you want to die. I know what it’s like to look in the mirror and hear that little voice that whispers you’ll never be whole again. ~ Jessica Scott,
990:I sleep through the next day. Each time I go to the bathroom, I try not to look in the mirror. Once, I catch my reflection: it looks like I’ve been punched in both eyes.

I can’t talk about the day that follows that. ~ Nina LaCour,
991:On your worst days do not look in the mirror and call yourself pretty. Call yourself trying, call yourself surviving, call yourself learning how to get through a day, a week, a month or year. Call yourself still learning. ~ Meggie Royer,
992:The girl in the mirror caught my eye briefly...It is an uncanny feeling, that rare occasion when one catches a glimpse of oneself in repose. An unguarded moment, stripped of artifice, when one forgets to fool even oneself. ~ Kate Morton,
993:When you look in the mirror and cringe as a result of your shame, it is conscience. When you look in the mirror and cringe as a result of how people think of you, it is ego. Which of the two is more prevalent in your life? ~ Laura Bates,
994:Pretty girls are not to be envied. Because when a boy sees a pretty girl, he does not see a real person. He sees a mirror of his own desires, and he falls in love with the mirror. Boys put a pretty girl on a pedestal. ~ Deborah Eisenberg,
995:She wiped the mirror so she could look at herself. Mediocre and grim, she thought. Not mediocre, her face, with wide gray eyes, fine nose and smile, but it was grim. A good body, but so long disregarded it seemed grim too. ~ Lucia Berlin,
996:That night I called on her and she didn’t answer. She left me. She stayed in the mirror. The decisions I made after that moment were not the ones she would have made. They were the choices of a changed person, a new self. ~ Tara Westover,
997:The same is true when it comes to getting healthy. You look in the mirror and believe that, with God’s help, you’ll get healthy even though the person staring back at you is exhausted, stressed, out of shape, or overweight. ~ Rick Warren,
998:I guess that’s where I heard of her. There’s lots of people in that seniors’ club, and I don’t go to the meetings all the time. I can only take so much of old people. If I want to see loose skin I can look in the mirror. ~ Janet Evanovich,
999:I think that I'm just the same, but there is sometimes that you just have to be real. You have to look in the mirror and be real with yourself and you have go: 'You know what? I am the best in the world. What is happening?' ~ Mickie James,
1000:There is no life which does not possess its own importance, no life which may not be touched by greatness at any time -- Yes, be touched by greatness and have a hand in it.


(from The Mirror of Her Dreams) ~ Stephen R Donaldson,
1001:we may have a better reflection of ourselves in the mirror depending on how thick the opaque substance behind it is; the lighter the substance, the poorer the image; the thicker the substance,the better the image. ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
1002:God, do I hate my little fat tits. You ever pinch your little meat tits and wish you were dead? You ever just stand naked in the mirror. "You little fat-titted mediocre failure!" You ever do that for 3 hours on New Year's Eve. ~ Jim Norton,
1003:Hallie and I... were all there was. The image in the mirror that proves you are still here. We had exactly one sister apiece. We grew up knowing the simple arithmetic of scarcity: A sister is more precious than an eye. ~ Barbara Kingsolver,
1004:I feel that silence is the greatest word, ever. When you don't talk, people begin to read things into you or you become what they long for. When you don't talk, you almost become the mirror image of the other person. ~ Nicolas Winding Refn,
1005:I'm never overwhelmed or under it either; just nicely whelmed. I'm OK. Nothing spectacular but sometimes special. I look in the mirror and see this medium average person. A little tired, a little sad, but not falling apart. ~ Cecelia Ahern,
1006:I turned back to the mirror, seeing that there were no lines on it. It was empty. "What happened to my mirror?" I said, bewildered. Then realizing that I was looking at the back of the dumb thing, I swore and turned it over. ~ Kim Harrison,
1007:That’s when you have to remember that image in the mirror and not let success get to you. It is important that you not believe your own publicity. Be grateful for whatever praise you receive, but take it with a grain of salt. ~ Betty White,
1008:when’s the last time you had a serious conversation with someone about the meaning of love? In this way, love is the mirror image of shame. We desperately don’t want to experience shame, and we’re not willing to talk about it. ~ Bren Brown,
1009:Abandoning a lifelong belief that to name happiness is to dissipate it, she smiled at herself in the mirror and told herself silently, You are happy, Eleanor, you have finally been given a part of your measure of happiness ~ Shirley Jackson,
1010:He pushed away from the door, catching a glimpse of his reflection in the mirror. He looked like the devil, he thought with a trace of wry amusement. And dear, sweet, murderous Emma was a Botticelli angel, ripe for debauching. ~ Anne Stuart,
1011:He said, You know, whoever hurt you
dies every time they look in the mirror.
That is how they pay."
She crossed her arms.
"And one day, Maria, you will die too,
but there's no reason for you to die
every day. ~ Toby Barlow,
1012:I grab the pillows off the bed and chuck them at the reflection in the mirror of the girl I no longer know. I watch as the girl in the mirror stares back at me, sobbing pathetically. The weakness in her tears infuriates me. ~ Colleen Hoover,
1013:I’ll see him buried,” Beckett said again, slightly less confidently. “I’ll see my brothers. I have to. I can’t not see them. I…” Beckett looked at his reflection in the mirror. “My life is worthless if it’s not about them. ~ Debra Anastasia,
1014:Leadership is an intense journey into yourself. You can use your own style to get anything done. It's about being self-aware. Every morning, I look in the mirror and say, 'I could have done three things better yesterday.' ~ Jeffrey R Immelt,
1015:Odd, some might think. Why someone would need to travel so far to find oneself. Surely a look in the mirror would suffice, and wouldn’t that be cheaper too? But the mirror lies, and the eyes that do the looking conspire too. ~ Farish A Noor,
1016:Ridge: Oh, and btw, I didn't write that on your forehead.

What? I run to the dresser and look in the mirror for the first time today. Written across my forehead in black ink, it says: Someone wrote on your forehead. ~ Colleen Hoover,
1017:The lover is the father’s mirror. The brother stands between. The mirror spins, spins, spins. Blood. So much blood. He clings to the island of maybe. The bridge will have to rise from the sea. The threads are not yet in place. ~ Anne Bishop,
1018:When she looked in the mirror these days, she saw someone she didn't recognize...She saw an old woman trying to be beautiful, her skin dry and her wrinkles like cracks. She looked like a very well-dressed winter apple. ~ Sarah Addison Allen,
1019:Yes, and I had pimples so badly it used to make me so shy. I used not to look at myself. I'd hide my face in the dark, I wouldn't want to look in the mirror and my father teased me and I just hated it and I cried everyday. ~ Michael Jackson,
1020:Annabeth, you know Morse code?” “Of course.” “So does Leo.” Piper handed her the mirror. “He’ll be watching from the ship. Go to the ridge—” “And flash him!” Annabeth’s face reddened. “That came out wrong. But yeah, good idea. ~ Rick Riordan,
1021:Events grabbed hold of you and in the blink of an eye there you were, with sore knees and a sour stomach and a face in the mirror your barely recognized, wondering how all of it had happened. If that was really your life. The ~ Justin Cronin,
1022:I did the drawing and writing - for five years. I made a lot of short films the whole while and I made a promise to myself in front of the mirror that I would stop drawing when I signed my first contract for a feature film. ~ Patrice Leconte,
1023:I don’t like telephones. I like to see people’s faces when they speak and for them to see mine.” “In your case I’m not sure that’s a good idea. Have you looked at yourself in the mirror recently?” “That’s your department. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
1024:Looking in the mirror suddenly she thinks that we all know our dates of birth but that every year there is another date that we pass over without knowing what it is but it is just as important it is the other date the death date. ~ Ali Smith,
1025:I'm starting with the man in the mirror,
I'm asking him to change his ways;
And no message could have been any clearer,
If you wanna make the world a better place,
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change! ~ Michael Jackson,
1026:...I understand where you're coming from. I know it isn't just a question of revenge. It's the feeling there are some things you can't let pass. If you did, you wouldn't be able to look at yourself in the mirror afterwards. ~ Jean Claude Izzo,
1027:I was twenty one years old and I thought, "here I am my health is at risk, my life is going to go down hill from here and I really had to have a look in the mirror to see what the cause was of that and the cause of that was me. ~ John Assaraf,
1028:Sasha was adjusting her yellow eye shadow in the mirror when she noticed a bag on the floor beside the sink that must have belonged to the woman whose peeing she could faintly hear through the vaultlike door of a toilet stall. ~ Jennifer Egan,
1029:She felt she looked haunted and gaunt and romantic, and she would have, if she had lost another thirty pounds. She was convinced that she was anorexic, because every time she looked in the mirror she did indeed see a fat person. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1030:The mighty hero of extraordinary powers, able to lift Mount Govardhan on a finger, and to fill himself with the terrible glory of the universe, is each of us: not the physical self visible in the mirror, but the King within. ~ Joseph Campbell,
1031:Above all, I feel a quiet pride that for the rest of my days I can look at myself in the mirror and know that once upon a time I was good enough. Good enough to call myself a member of the SAS. Some things don’t have a price tag. ~ Bear Grylls,
1032:He meticulously tries to get every hair in place. He tilts his head to look at himself from different angles, like there's some magic perspective in the mirror that could change the dimensions of his face'
-Olivia/Via thinking ~ R J Palacio,
1033:That nice feeling when you look in the mirror, and your hair's right for the first time in your life? I don;t think we should base so much on weight, muscles, and a good hair day, but when it happens, it's nice. It really is. ~ Stephen Chbosky,
1034:When I was a young girl, I lost a lot of weight over one summer - involuntarily - and was just really depressed and sad. There was nothing I could do to gain weight. I would look in the mirror and call myself disgusting every day. ~ Tyra Banks,
1035:When someone comments on my weight, I have to work hard to stand in front of the mirror and say, "This is who you are. You're okay in this lady, and you're a great, healthy, lovable and loving person." I try to accept myself. ~ Rosie O Donnell,
1036:Here is a list of terrible things,
The jaws of sharks, a vultures wings
The rabid bite of the dogs of war,
The voice of one who went before,
But most of all the mirror's gaze,
Which counts us out our numbered days. ~ Clive Barker,
1037:Life is way too short to be focused on scales, weight and cellulite. If you can look in the mirror and know that you're a beautiful, loving, friendly person who's good to people, that'll ultimately make you shine on the outside. ~ Teresa Palmer,
1038:The Mirror Empire is the most original fantasy I've read in a long time, set in a world full of new ideas, expanding the horizons of the genre. A complex and intricate book full of elegant ideas and finely-drawn characters. ~ Adrian Tchaikovsky,
1039:Then I move toward the bathroom sink so I can brush my teeth. Sam follows me. He stops behind me and looks at my face in the mirror. “You’re so beautiful,” he says, as he sets his hands on my hips and his chin on my shoulder. My ~ Tammy Falkner,
1040:As we grow we do not see ourselves changing – there is the apparent continuity of the mirror, the daily awareness of immediate past – and it takes the reminders of old photographs or old friends to point out the differences. ~ Christopher Priest,
1041:Giving to other people is what makes me feel alive. Not my car or not my house. Not what I look in the mirror. When I give my time, when I can make someone smile after they were feeling sad, it's as close to healthy as I ever feel. ~ Mitch Albom,
1042:The first time I made myself up, I was looking at my reflection in the mirror and it wasnt me looking back. It allowed me to do things I couldnt do as myself. I found out how powerful that was and how much that can mean to an actor. ~ Rick Baker,
1043:The one who first heard Zebak bells
Must see the truth the mirror tells.
The hand must bleed to reach the end,
One finger stands the others bend.
With chains and sorrow you must pay
For other hands to guide your way. ~ Emily Rodda,
1044:When it happened I was terrified. I couldn't eat. I couldn't sleep. I was a cliche. I looked at myself in the mirror and in my eyes was a look I had never seen before: confusion, mystery and, yes, happiness. I had fallen in love. ~ Chloe Thurlow,
1045:Difficult. Everything is difficult at the moment. Sleeping is difficult because I keep having horrible dreams. Waking up is difficult because I can't sleep. Looking in the mirror is difficult because I hate the person I see. ~ Sarah Darer Littman,
1046:Our works are the mirror wherein the spirit first sees its natural lineaments. Hence, too, the folly of that impossible precept, Know theyself; till it be translated into this partially possible one, know what thou canst work at. ~ Thomas Carlyle,
1047:... some veil between childhood and the present is necessary. If the veil is withdrawn, the artistic imagination sickens and dies, the prophet looks in the mirror with a disillusioned and cynical sneer, the scientist goes fishing. ~ Margaret Mead,
1048:The war was about vanity, he said. It was about old men who couldn't look in the mirror anymore and so they sent the young out to die. Was was a get-together of the vain. They wanted it simple--hate your enemy, know nothing of him. ~ Colum McCann,
1049:To Be Written On The Mirror In Whitewash
I live only here, between your eyes and you,
But I live in your world. What do I do?
--Collect no interest--otherwise what I can;
Above all I am not that staring man.
~ Elizabeth Bishop,
1050:When I finish dressing before a night out and have put on all the accessories, I usually look at myself in the mirror long and hard and then end up removing something. Whether it's a belt, bracelet or a bauble, less is always more. ~ Joan Collins,
1051:Winning at money is 80 percent behavior and 20 percent head knowledge. What to do isn’t the problem; doing it is. Most of us know what to do, but we just don’t do it. If I can control the guy in the mirror, I can be skinny and rich. ~ Dave Ramsey,
1052:I'm an expert in hookers. I'm an expert in doormats. I'm an expert in victims. They were the best parts. And when I woke up--sociologically, politically, and creatively--I could no longer take those parts and look in the mirror. ~ Shirley MacLaine,
1053:In our time the search for extraterrestrial life will eventually change our laws, our religions, our philosophies, our arts, our recreations, as well as our sciences. Space, the mirror, waits for life to come look for itself there. ~ Ray Bradbury,
1054:On turning to the Work in Progress we find that the mirror is not so convex. Here is direct expression--pages and pages of it. And if you don’t understand it, Ladies and Gentlemen, it is because you are too decadent to receive it. ~ Samuel Beckett,
1055:She said: I wondered at a love
that struts its glory
through the garden's
flowers as they blossom.
I said: don't wonder
at what you see.
You see yourself
in the mirror of a man.

~ Ibn Arabi, In The Mirror Of A Man
,
1056:But history is that rare woman who doesn't like to look at herself in the mirror. History, when she finds herself in front of one, wipes and wipes its surface at though in this way she might change her face to something better ~ Yevgeny Yevtushenko,
1057:How frustrating to think you can be lost to yourself. And yet how often it is that a stranger stares back at you from the mirror. Maybe in truth we never see ourselves as clearly as the thousands of eyes that daily take us in. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
1058:I have been thinking about the girl I met last night in the mirror: dark on the marble-ivory white: glossy black hair: deep suspiring eyes in which one's glances sink because they are nervous, curious, turned to sexual curiosity. ~ Lawrence Durrell,
1059:I know that I'm an animal that displays bilateral symmetry. I understand that one side should be the mirror of the other, and that human perceptions of beauty are intimately associated with symmetry. For example, I am very handsome. ~ Mark Rippetoe,
1060:Take your focus off how others see you. Cease being obsessed with the need to impress your friends and your foes. Keep your concern on the vision you see in the mirror. Don’t allow the approval of others to obstruct your view of you. ~ Tavis Smiley,
1061:With this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature. for anything so overdone is from the purpose of playing, whose end, both at the first and now, was and is, to hold, as 'twere, the mirror up to nature. ~ William Shakespeare,
1062:If metal can be polished
to a mirrorlike finish,
what polishing might the mirror
of the heart require?

Between the mirror and the heart
is this single difference:
the heart conceals secrets,
while the mirror does not. ~ Rumi,
1063:Who is this face in the mirror that the world truly doesn’t know?” His voice quavered with emotion. “They say they love me, but how can this be true when they don’t know who I am? Will they still want me if they know the truth? ~ Aimee Nicole Walker,
1064:You who seek God, apart, apart The thing you seek, thou art, thou art. If you want to seek the Beloved’s face. Polish the mirror, gaze into that space. These words were written by Rumi as a tribute for his master guru Shams of Tabriz. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
1065:I divorce myself from listeners who aren't tolerant of humor. I did notice universally that, especially when it comes to weight, people look in the mirror and get the angle just right, tell themselves it's all right, and then they go out. ~ Ben Folds,
1066:Looking up into Amanda’s eyes, Syssi saw in their depths the dark shadows of the woman’s grief and her valiant effort to push against the pain. Tragically, Syssi often saw the same miserable expression staring back at her from the mirror. ~ I T Lucas,
1067:There was a short silence before Isabelle answered. “The thing about the Mirror is that no one knows where it is. In fact, no one knows what it is.” “It’s a mirror,” Simon said. “You know—reflective, glass. I’m just assuming.” “What ~ Cassandra Clare,
1068:At dawn the enemy attacks,
As hunger howls, the mirror cracks.
Then, pressed against that shining wall,
Like worms among the bones you'll crawl.
It's useless now to fight or plead--
Squirm softly, while the creatures feed. ~ Emily Rodda,
1069:Do it even when you don't feel like it. You need endurance to get through life... When you say you're going to do something and don't do it, you'll feel like you can't trust yourself. How about being able to trust the man in the mirror? ~ LL Cool J,
1070:It is the great mass of mankind, the mob, the people, who create the permanently bad times. The world is only the mirror of ourselves. If it's something to make one puke, why then puke me lads, it's your own sick mugs you're looking at! ~ Henry Miller,
1071:Ready or not, I peer into your soul and dive deep... Your eyes don't like what I see. You don't want to be me. So you curse and smash the mirror which gets you what? A bit of blood , a handful of glass splinters, another source of pain. ~ Nikki Grimes,
1072:This is how we form a better society. First we become better as individuals. You can’t help others if you look in the mirror and hate what you see. And it’s very easy to hate what is there. We live most of our lives hating the mirror. ~ James Altucher,
1073:With this decision I think I've spared myself a lot of misery. You may look at me and see a slightly frayed, wool-clad woman with an inexplicably hefty rucksack, but I look in the mirror and simply give thanks for all I've opted out of. ~ Miranda Hart,
1074:If the mirror was somehow connected to the flash of light and the explosion in her basement, she was going to figure it out. Maybe it would fix whatever her mom was dealing with. Then maybe, just maybe, Josie could fix her family too. ~ Gretchen McNeil,
1075:I wondered, as I wondered so often when I was that age, who I was, and what exactly was looking at the face in the mirror. If the face I was looking at wasn´t me, because I would still be me whatever happened to my face, then what was me? ~ Neil Gaiman,
1076:The alternate triumphs of different parties ... make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels. ~ George Washington,
1077:I preferred my brand of beauty where Norah was more beautiful than any bimbette, and Mom was beautiful whether sized extra-small or extra-large. Where Peony could look at herself in the mirror and murmur, wow, look at me. Just look at me. ~ Justina Chen,
1078:Yeah, it's real easy to look in the mirror and be proud when you're wearing pleated shorts. And you know what's really pathetic? I don't even have any dividends to get tax-decreased. When'll they cut taxes on not-having-health-insurancends? ~ David Rees,
1079:I stopped examining myself in the mirror to compare myself to the perfect beauties of movies and magazines; I decided I was beautiful-- for the simple reason that I wanted to be. And then never gave the matter a second thought. -Eva Luna ~ Isabel Allende,
1080:The next time you look into the mirror, just look at the way the ears rest next to the head; look at the way the hairline grows; think of all the little bones in your wrist. It is a miracle. And the dance is a celebration of that miracle. ~ Martha Graham,
1081:There comes a time when it is vitally important for your spiritual health to drop your clothes, look in the mirror, and say, ‘Here I am. This is the body-like-no-other that my life has shaped. I live here. This is my soul’s address ~ Barbara Brown Taylor,
1082:I went to see my doctor... Doctor Vidi-boom-ba. Yeah...I told him once, "Doctor, every morning when I get up and look in the mirror I feel like throwing up. What's wrong with me?" He said, "I don't know, but your eyesight is perfect." ~ Rodney Dangerfield,
1083:Perhaps the mirror in Sally’s dressing room had waved the wrong way and caused her to look larger than she actually was. And perhaps all that skipping had jumbled her brain and affected her ability to separate reality from wishful thinking. ~ Joanne Fluke,
1084:So you want to know all about me, Who
I am
What chance meeting of brush and canvas painted
the face
you see? what made me despise the girl
in the mirror
enough to transform her, turn her into a stranger,
only not. ~ Ellen Hopkins,
1085:I had endless issues with my appearance in Star Wars. Real ones - not ones you bring up so people think you're humble because you secretly find yourself adorable. What I saw in the mirror is not apparently what many teenage boys saw. ~ Carrie Fisher,
1086:I'm almost reluctant to say it because it sounds superficial, but when you lose your hair, it just affects the way that you look at yourself in the mirror. You feel less feminine, pretty or desirable, and it's not an easy thing to go through. ~ Joan Lunden,
1087:Love requires learning to love ourselves in the mirror, and learning to look other people in the eye. Buddhism, in turn, asks us to pause and look at even the subtlest causal connections and take our appreciation of them to greater depths. ~ Ethan Nichtern,
1088:As Meg went rustling after, with her long skirts trailing, her earrings tinkling, her curls waving, and her heart beating, she felt as if her fun had really begun at last, for the mirror had plainly told her that she was 'a little beauty ~ Louisa May Alcott,
1089:I went into the bathroom and caught sight of my reflection in the mirror over the sink. All my years looked back at me, and I could feel their weight, pressing down on my shoulders. I ran the shower hot and stood under it for a long time... ~ Lawrence Block,
1090:Oh. Now you are not so afraid, then?"
Kitty opened her mouth, indignant. "I was not afraid before! I was... shocked. How many times do you see your orphanage roommate be able to turn someone into stone?"
"Every time I look in the mirror. ~ Anna Franco,
1091:O look, look in the mirror
O look in your distress
Life remains a blessing
Although you cannot bless

O stand, stand at the window
As the tears scald and start
You shall love your crooked neighbour
With your crooked heart ~ W H Auden,
1092:When I was young, every time I criticized someone, my mother would stand me in front of the mirror and say: 'The flaws you see in others are actually a reflection of yourself.' That taught me to pay close attention when I looked at others. ~ Richard Branson,
1093:As a New Yorker, or wherever I am, I just want to know I can get our of the house in five minutes if I have to and not have to spend a bunch of time obsessing in the mirror, trying on a million different options. Now, I just know what works. ~ Natasha Lyonne,
1094:In a simple street you can find the whole world: You can find joy and sorrow; you can find good and evil, silence and noise; you can find all the comedies and all the tragedies! An ordinary simple street is the mirror of the whole world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1095:I was a big Guns N' Roses fan when I was seven. My friend who lived across the street had long dark curly hair and I had long blonde hair, so I'd dress up as Axl and she'd be Slash, and we'd rock out in front of the mirror singing 'Patience.' ~ Kirsten Dunst,
1096:You should be able to wake up, go to the mirror in your bathroom, look yourself right in the eye, and say, ‘I didn’t lie to anyone I encountered yesterday,’ ‘I didn’t skirt an issue yesterday.’ If you lead an honest life, there are no regrets. ~ Duff McKagan,
1097:Be grateful to him who curses you, for he gives you a mirror to show what cursing is, also a chance to practise self-restraint; so bless him and be glad. Without exercise, power cannot come out; without the mirror, we cannot see ourselves. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1098:Don’t you, when strangers and friends come to call, straighten the cushions, kick the books under the bed and put away the letter you were writing? How many of us want any of us to see us as we really are? Isn’t the mirror hostile enough? ~ Jeanette Winterson,
1099:I think in Washington we have bigger issues than people being outraged by somebody else's tweet. They need to look themselves in the mirror and figure out whether they're serving the country or they're serving their party or their own interests. ~ John Kasich,
1100:Sometimes when I'm brushing my teeth, I'll look at the mirror and I swear my reflection seems kind of disappointed. I realized a couple of years ago that not only am I not super-skilled at anything, I'm not even particularly good at being myself. ~ Charles Yu,
1101:Whether you are Minor White or Robert Frank, almost every photograph starts with an act of pure description - a window. But every now and then you catch a glimpse of the photographer's reflection. The mirror is just another function of the window. ~ Alec Soth,
1102:You are not the one who experiences liberation; you are the clearing, the opening, the emptiness, in which any experience comes and goes, like reflections on the mirror. And you are the mirror, the mirror mind, and not any experienced reflection. ~ Ken Wilber,
1103:Demons are a very human creation. You look for ways to explain evil, and instead of seeing it in yourselves, you offload the responsibility onto monsters. The monstrous exists in the mirror, not in the sulfurous depths of some fantasy world. ~ Kelley Armstrong,
1104:In photos, I don't know who the real me is - it's all pretend, just pretend. There's not much of myself in my work. If I'm looking in the mirror and I'm working, I'm looking at my make-up and my hair. It's not the same as looking at myself. ~ Linda Evangelista,
1105:It required some rudeness to disturb with our boat the mirror-like surface of the water, in which every twig and blade of grass was so faithfully reflected; too faithfully indeed for art to imitate, for only Nature may exaggerate herself. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
1106:It was time for the mirror pep talk.
“Okay, Maggie,” I said to myself after my shower, wiping the steam off the medicine cabinet.
“You could eat these kids for breakfast. You won’t, though, because that would be cannibalistic and
wrong. ~ Robin Benway,
1107:The problem is that many bitter people don't know they are bitter. since they are so convinced that they are right, they can't see their own wrong in the mirror. And the longer the root of bitterness grows, the more difficult it is to remove. ~ Craig Groeschel,
1108:I've always enjoyed people studying themselves in the mirror, and I also enjoy those 'walk and feel bad' shots. I like anything that isolates people and focuses them on themselves, or makes us focus on their faces as they're going through something. ~ Paul Feig,
1109:Politicians are like little cats: They are never serious; they always mess up the things; they are fainthearted and spoilt. And when they look at the mirror, they see a tiger there, till the hammer of reality break that mirror very harshly! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1110:Why does a woman pretty herself and make herself presentable? Is it to show a hundred people...or a thousand? It's to show one person. She looks in the mirror to show only one person. She looks at her reflection in the spring for only one person. ~ Kim Dong Hwa,
1111:He pulled the envelope out of his pocket and ripped it open, then took out the slip of paper. The soft lights that ringed the mirror lit up the message in a warm glow. It was two short sentences: " KILL ME. IF YOU'VE EVER BEEN MY FRIEND, KILL ME. ~ James Dashner,
1112:I have always derived great comfort from William Shakespeare. After a depressing visit to the mirror or an unkind word from a girlfriend or an incredulous stare in the street, I say to myself: 'Well. Shakespeare looked like shit.' It works wonders. ~ Martin Amis,
1113:I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. ~ Steve Jobs,
1114:Photography is the mirror, more faithful than any actual mirror, in which we witness at every age, our own aging. The actual mirror accompanies us through time, thoughtfully and treacherously; it changes with us, so that we appear not to change. ~ Christian Metz,
1115:The trickiest barrier to empathy? Take a look in the mirror. Being kind and extending the hypothesis of generosity to ourselves when we mess up is the first step. Resisting the urge to punish or shame ourselves when we make mistakes is true mastery. ~ Bren Brown,
1116:You are six or twelve or fifteen and you look in the mirror and you hear a voice so awful and mean that it takes your breath away. It tells you that you are fat and ugly and you don’t deserve love. And the scary part is the demon is your own voice. ~ Amy Poehler,
1117:Dear Depression, please keep your distance. Don’t be nasty. Find some other person with more reason than me to look in the mirror and say: “What a pointless existence.” Whether you like it or not, I know how to defeat you. You’re wasting your time. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1118:Dear Depression, please keep your distance. Don't be nasty. find some other person with more reason than me to look in the mirror and say: "What a pointless existence." Whether you like it or not, i know how to defeat you. You're wasting your time. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1119:I have never sought the unexpected, the novelty, the extraordinary, but rather what is most typical of our daily life... I go out to find people who resemble me, and the mirror which these images offer them is the same as that in which I see myself. ~ Willy Ronis,
1120:It takes a strong woman to lose everything, then stand naked in front of the mirror and face herself again. You need time, honey. And I don't mean time for it to go away. I mean time to learn how to live with it. This is a pain you'll always carry. ~ Sarah Ockler,
1121:The eyes are the mirror of the soul and reflect everything that seems to be hidden; and, like a mirror, they also reflect the person looking into them. So if the person looking into someone’s eyes has a dark soul, he will see only his own ugliness. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1122:You bloody fool, do you never stop to consider the consequences of your actions?” He barreled out of the mirror behind me.
“Of course I do,” I said coolly. “There’s always plenty of time to consider the consequences. After I’ve screwed up. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
1123:I’d stare at my new wrinkles in the mirror and wonder where they came from. I wasted more time, repeating the same thing day in and day out, barely present in my own life. I wasn’t looking to break out of the cycle in search of anything meaningful. ~ Renee Carlino,
1124:I train all the time and the weird thing is I'm in the gym with people between 20 and 25 years old and I look in the mirror and I look better than they do and they are young kids - either they haven't trained hard enough or they aren't serious enough. ~ Hulk Hogan,
1125:There are days when I definitely look in the mirror and go, "All right, I need to find a cream." I can't foresee myself ever going under the knife, but then again, I'm only in my mid-thirties. Maybe it's different when you're in your mid-sixties. ~ Kristen Stewart,
1126:You don't stop being a kid all at once, with a big explosive bang, like one of that clown's trick balloons. The kid in you just leaked out, like the air out of a tire. And one day you looked in the mirror and there was a grownup looking back at you. ~ Stephen King,
1127:You're dreaming," said Ilsa in her singsong way. She rested her chin on top of his shoulder, and squinted. "What is that in your eyes?"
"What?"
"That speck. Right there. Is it fear?"
He found her gaze in the mirror. "Maybe," he admitted. ~ Victoria Schwab,
1128:Age is a peculiar kind of thief. It slips up on you and steps inside your skin and is so quiet and methodical in its work that you never realize it has stolen your youth until you look into the mirror one morning and see a man you don't recognize. ~ James Lee Burke,
1129:Gabriel gazed at his reflection in the mirror. To his shock and dismay, he was clad only in his underwear, a cheeky pair of boxer shorts that had the phrase 'Medievalists Do It in the Dark (Ages)' printed all over them in phosphorescent lettering. ~ Sylvain Reynard,
1130:I don't love balls and sleeping beauties, that kind of thing. I think the great thing about 'Snow White' is those images have scarred me since I was a child with the Queen, the mirror, the taking of the heart, the huntsman and the enchanted forest. ~ Rupert Sanders,
1131:If all men are made in God's reflection, then why do some people continue to acknowledge only what is in their part of the mirror? If every man was created equal and in the image of God, then how can any man claim that one race is better than another? ~ Suzy Kassem,
1132:Now, take a breath, lay back, close the book, brush your eyebrows, go check that pimple on your face in the mirror, or better get yourself a cup of coffee. Let this part sink in for a while because the ride will get bumpier when you continue reading. ~ Cameron Jace,
1133:The only way we get better is to look in the mirror, assess our strengths and weaknesses, and figure out where we need to go. But if we run around saying, we're number one, we're number one, and we're not, that doesn't help us get where we need to go. ~ Arne Duncan,
1134:The work of art is a revelation of the innate goodness of matter. Matter narcissistically mirrors itself in art, with the artist's hidden hand that holds the mirror up, the impersonal mechanism by means of which matter makes its perfection manifest. ~ Donald Kuspit,
1135:We have an instinct to find someone to blame, but we rarely look in the mirror. I think smart and kind people often fail to reach the terrible, guilt-inducing conclusion that our own immigration policies are responsible for the drownings of refugees. ~ Hans Rosling,
1136:Victory in combat is like sex with a prostitute. For a moment you forget everything in the sudden physical rush, but then you have to pay your money to the woman showing you the door. You see the dirt on the walls and your sorry image in the mirror. ~ Karl Marlantes,
1137:You are not what you think you are. Instead of the form staring back at you when you look in the mirror, what you should imagine is your body as a collection of multiple dynamic ecosystems made up of very tiny, and very biologically diverse, organisms. ~ Rob DeSalle,
1138:Honestly, darling," she said. "Do you even look in a mirror before you walk out the door? Your hair's a mess."

He dodged her as she reached toward his head. "Are you kidding? I spend hours in front of the mirror to make it look this way. ~ Richelle Mead,
1139:I had a very bad time with acid. I did that classic thing of looking in the mirror by mistake and seeing the devil. But I took it several times, because you always think that next time you might have the wonderful time that everyone else is having. ~ Robbie Coltraine,
1140:Oh, God, no! Not your fragile ego!” I slapped my hands to my cheeks and feigned horror, earning me one of Till’s one-sided grins. “I know. I took it hard. I had to flex in front of the mirror for a full five minutes before I was able to come down here. ~ Aly Martinez,
1141:Self-knowledge involves relationship. To know oneself is to study one self in action with another person. Relationship is a process of self evaluation and self revelation. Relationship is the mirror in which you discover yourself - to be is to be related. ~ Bruce Lee,
1142:When I look in the mirror, I sometimes think I'm getting old, but then I have two generations behind me so that helps puts things into perspective. I am a grandmother now, but at least my nine-year-old grandson Jude calls me Glamma and not Granny. ~ Stephanie Beacham,
1143:you can lie to anyone in the world and even get away with it, perhaps, but when you are alone and look into your own eyes in the mirror, you can’t sidestep the truth. Always be sure you can meet those eyes directly. Otherwise, it’s big trouble, my girl. ~ Betty White,
1144:In time you shall see Fate approach youIn the shape of your own image in the mirror;Or you shall sit alone by your own hearth,And suddenly the chair by you shall hold a guest,And you shall know that guest,And read the authentic message of his eyes. ~ Edgar Lee Masters,
1145:You bloody fool, do you never stop to consider the consequences of your actions?" He barreled out of the mirror behind me.

"Of course I do," I said coolly. "There’s always plenty of time to consider the consequences. After I’ve screwed up. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
1146:I try to serve the character all the time; this one took a lot of work and was consuming. It's like climbing up a ladder and sometimes you're afraid to face yourself so you make excuses; you avoid going to the top of the ladder and look in the mirror. ~ Forest Whitaker,
1147:I usually only draw myself in down periods... I suppose that's why I often draw myself looking grim. I just think, 'Let's have a look in the mirror.' When you are alone and you look in a mirror you never put on a pleasing smile. Well, you don't, do you? ~ David Hockney,
1148:Today abstraction is no longer that of the map, the double, the mirror, or the concept. Simulation is no longer that of a territory, a referential being, or a substance. It is the generation by models of a real without origin or reality: a hyperreal. ~ Jean Baudrillard,
1149:Ever heard of Heraclitus?” Varya shakes her head. “Greek philosopher. Character is fate—that’s what he said. They’re bound up, those two, like brothers and sisters. You wanna know the future?” She points at Varya with her free hand. “Look in the mirror. ~ Chloe Benjamin,
1150:I had this whole Slim Shady concept of being two different people, having two different sides of me. One of them I was trying to let go, and I looked at the mirror and smashed it. That was the whole intro of the Slim Shady EP. Slim Shady was coming to haunt me. ~ Eminem,
1151:Smiles come naturally to me, but I started thinking of them as an art form at my command. I studied all the time. I looked at magazines, I'd practice in front of the mirror and I'd ask photographers about the best angles. I can now pull out a smile at will. ~ Tyra Banks,
1152:And my mother always knew that, hence her Nikon raised high and pointed right into the mirror. She sensed that by documenting her own body, she was preserving her history. Beautifully. Nakedly. Imperfectly. Her private experiment made way for my public one. ~ Lena Dunham,
1153:Do you think there’s any way someone like Ambrose could fall in love with someone like me?” Fern caught Bailey’s gaze in the mirror again, knowing he would understand. “Only if he’s lucky.” “Oh, Bailey.” Fern shook her head, but loved him for saying it . . . ~ Amy Harmon,
1154:How to unravel the knot of reality? Slowly and patiently. You cannot run away from it. You cannot run towards it. Yet truth runs in your footsteps. It is the face in the mirror, the light of the sun, the winter rainstorms, the heat of summer in the city ~ Frederick Lenz,
1155:Watching needs a certain distance. If you are identified there is no distance, they are too close. It is as if you are putting the mirror too close to your eyes: you cannot see your face. A certain distance is needed. Only then can you see your face in the mirror. ~ Osho,
1156:We checked ourselves in the mirror before we left. We were flushed and a little rumpled, but in a good way. We looked vibrant, wild, happy. The hair and the clothes and the makeup made me feel like someone new, but the happy is what made me unrecognizable. ~ Allie Larkin,
1157:When I look in the mirror, I see someone who's happy with how he looks, because I was never one of the handsome Hollywood people. And I've had success as I've gotten older, because I'm able to play characters. I no longer get the girl, but I get the part. ~ Michael Caine,
1158:Whether you live for another few days or for another 10 decades, I want you to live a life you can be proud of. I want you to look in the mirror with pride each day, and I want you to look back at the end of your life and say, “Yup, I played this game right. ~ Steve Kamb,
1159:Oh my God..."
Xhex's heart stopped as she looked at him in the mirror. Across his upper back, in a glorious spread of black ink...in a declaration that didn't whisper but shouted...in a billboard-size front with flourishes...
Her name in the Old Language. ~ J R Ward,
1160:One day when I was able to get up, I decided to look at myself in the mirror on the opposite wall. I had not seen myself since the ghetto. From the depths of the mirror, a corpse was contemplating me. The look in his eyes as he gazed at me has never left me. ~ Elie Wiesel,
1161:Propping the mirror against the wall near the door, he waved a hand at it and clipped, "Drustan: Cian MacKeltar. Cian: Drustan MacKeltar."

"Dageus," Drustan's voice was soft as velvet, never a good sign, "why are you introducing me to a mirror? ~ Karen Marie Moning,
1162:To love someone is to acknowledge the goodness of who they are. Through loving a person we awaken their awareness of their own innate goodness. It is as though they cannot know how worthy they are until they look into the mirror of our love and see themselves. ~ John Gray,
1163:I set my toothbrush down, then leaned into the mirror and stared into my own eyes. I could feel myself disintegrating inside myself like a past-bloom flower in the wind. Every time I moved a muscle, another petal of me blew away. Please, I thought. Please. ~ Cheryl Strayed,
1164:Mankind has invented the mirror in vain, for there’s nobody in this world who looks into the mirror and sees himself as he truly is; each person has his own mirror hidden in his own mind and he can’t see more than what that mirror in his mind reflects! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1165:Say it to them. Or say it to yourself in the mirror. Say it in a letter you'll never send or in a book millions might read someday. I think you deserve to look back on your life without a chorus of resounding voices saying 'I could've, but it's too late now. ~ Taylor Swift,
1166:Far, far below the chariot’s path, Calm as a slumbering babe, Tremendous Ocean lay. The mirror of its stillness showed The pale and waning stars, The chariot’s fiery track, And the gray light of morn Tinging those fleecy clouds That canopied the dawn. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley,
1167:Love After Love
all your life, whom you have ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.

Sit. Feast on your life. ~ Derek Walcott,
1168:Of course, like any woman, I look in the mirror and think, 'Oh, wouldn't I look better with a bit of Botox?' But you've got to find comfort in your own skin. I've watched women stretch themselves year after year until their faces are no longer recognisable. ~ Amanda Donohoe,
1169:baranau raghubara bimala jasu ° jo dåyaku phala cåri. Polishing the mirror of my mind with the pollen dust of ›r∂ Guruís lotus-feet. I hereby proceed to narrate unblemished glory of ›r∂ Råma, the bestower of fourfold accomplishments (Dharma, Artha, Kåma and Mok¶a ~ Anonymous,
1170:Everything seems fine until you're about 40. Then something is definitely beginning to go wrong. And you look in the mirror with your old habit of thinking, 'While I accept that everyone grows old and dies, it's a funny thing, but I'm an exception to that rule. ~ Martin Amis,
1171:How could I have missed it? Easy. Deep in grief over Casey leaving, I’d gone on automatic pilot this morning, barely glancing in the mirror as I brushed my hair, smoothed on my makeup. I clamp down on the impulse to dig out a mirror and check out the ‘mark. ~ Magda Alexander,
1172:I shut the bathroom door and caught sight of my face in the mirror. I had no idea how quickly it was to change, to fade. If I had, I would have stared at my reflection, memorizing it. It was the last time I would look into a real mirror for more than a decade. ~ Ruta Sepetys,
1173:I walked into the bathroom and stared at myself for a long time in the mirror, unable to see who was looking back at me-the girl broken and lost to a man she fell in love with or a woman who learned to survive with a broken heart. Maybe I was a little of both. ~ Nashoda Rose,
1174:The second time I took acid, I watched myself in the mirror for nine hours. What I realized, when I stared, was that my face looked exactly the same when I cried as when I laughed. After awhile I couldn't tell which I was doing. Relief was just pain inside out. ~ Jerry Stahl,
1175:Each planet has its own sun. … [I]t really is another sun on Uranus … The relation of the Sun to the Earth is therefore at the same time a relation of the Earth to itself, or to its own nature … Hence each planet has in its sun the mirror of its own nature. ~ Ludwig Feuerbach,
1176:If we attempt to examine the mirror in itself, we uncover, finally, nothing but the things upon it. If we want to seize hold of the things, we come up, in the end, with nothing but the mirror.— This is, in the most general terms, the history of knowledge. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1177:Imagine a group of people all staring at writing on a wall, everyone congratulating one another on reading the words correctly. But behind that group is a mirror whose image shows the writing’s true message. No one looks at the mirror. No one thinks it’s necessary. ~ Anonymous,
1178:loneliness is an old friend standing beside you in the mirror, looking you in the eye, challenging you to live your life without it. you can't find the words to fight yourself, to fight the words screaming that you're not enough, never enough never ever enough . ~ Tahereh Mafi,
1179:Mayors are very different, because mayors can't be on both sides of every issue. Mayors have to take an explicit stance. Just go with your gut and say what you believe, and you'll be fine. If you're not fine, at least you'll like what you see in the mirror. ~ Michael Bloomberg,
1180:revolving slowly as if suspended by an invisible rope, and reflected in the mirror and in the bare, polished surface of the table below. None of the people seated underneath this singular sight was looking at it except for a pale young man sitting almost directly ~ J K Rowling,
1181:A long, thin line like steam trailed from the mirror through the room and into the cup of tea. The heat from the tea was warming the egg, steamy tendrils rising, wrapping around its bright spotted shell. Already there were cracks. “Get the egg!” Raven said. Raven ~ Shannon Hale,
1182:I am Fa Mulan, a girl who would sacrifice her life for her family and for China. I am a girl who journeyed into the Underworld to save her friend from dying. I am a girl who has fought battle after battle to finally recognize herself in the mirror. And now I do. ~ Elizabeth Lim,
1183:There are things we don't do. From this moment forth, let us all ensure our every action reflects well on us and our ancestors. Let us live to the highest standards, lest we win this war only to find ourselves staring in the mirror at the face of our late enemy. ~ Jack Campbell,
1184:The sky is realest: the sky cannot
Be touched and in the mirror it cannot
Be touched. He is enchanted. The rare azur
Is flawless; happily blurred blue is no whit
Less exquisite than blue unblurred. And what
He misses he would never know was there. ~ James Merrill,
1185:Oh God, Mae," said Jamie in a hollow voice, descending the stairs. "I will never drink again. I'm only seeing in black and white. My arms feel all floppy, like flightless wings. I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and I looked like a very sad penguin. ~ Sarah Rees Brennan,
1186:The reflection that you will find in the other of your own self may be ugly—that is the anxiety; avoid the mirror! But by avoiding the mirror you are not going to become beautiful. By avoiding the situation you are not going to grow, either. The challenge has to be taken. ~ Osho,
1187:A beautiful woman, Simone Weil said, seeing herself in the mirror, knows "This is I." An ugly woman knows with equal certainty, "This is not I." Maud knew this neat division represented an over-simplification. The doll-mask she saw had nothing to do with her, nothing. ~ A S Byatt,
1188:He opened his mouth and let it loose, the blast of cold air freezing the Dark Ones instantaneously. Kiril saw himself in the mirror and the curls of cold air seeping from the corners of his mouth through his parted lips.
Damn, but is was good to be a Dragon King. ~ Donna Grant,
1189:I was stuck in traffic and I looked in the mirror and in the car behind me there was a couple having a horrible argument and right below their image it said "Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear". I just thought, man I hope so because she was pretty mad. ~ Demetri Martin,
1190:I went into Andie’s bathroom, took a piss, looked at myself in the mirror, and made myself say it: You are a cheater. You have failed one of the most basic male tests. You are not a good man. And when that didn’t bother me, I thought: You’re really not a good man. ~ Gillian Flynn,
1191:My mind twirls with mysteries. The eternities. Life. Death. I can't stop it. It's like staring in the mirror for too long or saying your name too many times and becoming disconnected from any sense of yourself. I begin to wonder if I'm even still alive; if I exist. ~ Jeff Zentner,
1192:Child, the future is like looking in a mirror—we can see the here and now; we can see what’s behind us; but we can’t see what will be reflected in the mirror when we walk away. Tomorrow is going to be hard to get through, we know that—but trust that the future ~ Constance O Banyon,
1193:I inspected my own body in the mirror one day. My chest was flat and appeared to actually indent at my sternum. Even sucking in my gut, my stomach bulged, flaring at my sides in generous love handles before it met my hips. I was somehow both fat and skinny. Still, ~ Mishka Shubaly,
1194:Look at yourself in the mirror and reflect upon the fact that you are beholding ten thousand trillion cells, and that almost every one of them holds two yards of densely compacted DNA, and you begin to appreciate just how much of this stuff you carry around with you. ~ Bill Bryson,
1195:Nobody ever looks in the mirror and says, “Let’s face it, I’m smarter than Gauss.” And yet, in the last hundred years, the joined effort of all these dummies-compared-to-Gauss has produced the greatest flowering of mathematical knowledge the world has ever seen. ~ Jordan Ellenberg,
1196:Sometimes I wish I could step outside of myself for a while. I want to leave this worn body behind, but my chains are too many, my weights too heavy. This life is all that’s left of me. And I know I won’t be able to meet myself in the mirror for the rest of the day. ~ Tahereh Mafi,
1197:so thick with cobwebs it seemed like skeletons had decorated for a party. Raven fought her way through the webs to the far wall and ripped the velvet cloth off the mirror. She saw her own reflection staring back—long black hair with purple highlights, dark eyebrows, ~ Shannon Hale,
1198:A man in a suit looking put together and dapper is very attractive, but I also kind of like the I-just-rolled-out-of-bed, a-little-bit-of-scruff, effortless, not-trying-hard-but-still-sexy guy. If a guy spends more time looking in the mirror than I do, that's problem! ~ Nina Dobrev,
1199:At first I started back, unable to believe that it was indeed I who was reflected in the mirror; and when I became fully convinced that I was in reality the monster that I am, I was filled with the bitterest sensations of despondence and mortification. ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley,
1200:Commitment, by its nature, frees us from ourselves and, while it stands us in opposition to some, it joins us with others similarly committed. Commitment moves us from the mirror trap of the self absorbed with the self to the freedom of a community of shared values. ~ Michael Lewis,
1201:It’s at the edge where the truth lies. It’s like hair. Everyone brushes their hair so it looks good from straight on. Why? Because that’s how we see it in the mirror. Straight on. We only ever see ourselves straight on, so that’s the only angle we worry about. ~ Matthew FitzSimmons,
1202:The day I stood in front of the mirror and saw and loved my face and my hair for the first time in my life I was alone--completely utterly alone. We are always alone when we find the truth.
The fact that we are alone makes the taste of affirmation no less sweet. ~ Marita Golden,
1203:The purer the artist's 'mirror' is, the more true reality reflects in it. Overseeing the historical culture of art, we must conclude that the mirror only slowly is purified. Time producing this purifying shows a gradual, more constant and objective image of reality. ~ Piet Mondrian,
1204:A young girl is possessed by a devil, and Constantine shouts, 'I need a mirror! Now! At least three feet high!' He can capture the demon in the mirror and throw it out the window, see, although you wonder why supernatural beings would have such low-tech security holes. ~ Roger Ebert,
1205:I'd rather take a beating sometimes than get in that gym every morning. Anyone who gets up that early and says he likes it is a goddamned liar. The only good thing about it is that when I'm finished, I look at myself in the mirror and say, "Jack, you've done it again! ~ Jack LaLanne,
1206:If you're going to cheat and take people's history and you're not writing the Bible, you ain't really so great. But if you try to do it in a way that doesn't hurt too many people, then you probably can get out of bed in the morning and look at yourself in the mirror. ~ James McBride,
1207:I see the ups and downs. I see the mistakes I've made. I see a funny person. I see a serious person. I see a diamond. I see the good times. I see the bad times. And I see knowledge of self. I see knowledge of self. I know who I am. When I look in the mirror, I see me. ~ Tracy Morgan,
1208:It's rare for artists to really stare deeply at themselves in the mirror, literally, because there's constantly a mirror on you. But figuratively speaking, I'm really into growth, so when I look in the mirror, I see somebody who's just trying to get better everyday. ~ Omari Hardwick,
1209:When I look at myself in the mirror, I wonder where everything has gone. Even the things I used to remember with so much clarity now seem dimmer. What happens to memory when it vanishes? What happens to events when everyone who remembers them ceases to remember? ~ Dean Francis Alfar,
1210:Don't be frightened of your own reflection. We all have bad moments in front of the mirror," says Noor. "You should probably get married. I have heard that a good husband is the only cure for bad dreams. You know why? Because then you are sleeping with you nightmare. ~ Mohammed Hanif,
1211:nothing more than his favorite image of himself. The mirror in my room in the Windsor Hotel in Paris reflected my favorite image of me—a darkly handsome young airline pilot, smooth-skinned, bull-shouldered and immaculately groomed. Modesty is not one of my virtues. ~ Frank W Abagnale,
1212:Seeing you here is like waking from a twenty-year coma ... Your face in the mirror is as white as Rip Van Winkle's. But here's the catch: you're still twenty years younger than those gathered around you, which is why I can be twenty-four in a second -- I am twenty-four. ~ Andr Aciman,
1213:You know, I looked at my face in the mirror this morning, and I like being old. My face has more content and when I train in the gym now, I am not training to be strong or handsome - just better than I was yesterday. These days the race is just against myself. ~ Jean Claude Van Damme,
1214:For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. ~ Steve Jobs,
1215:Fully revealed, the green eyes pierced her heart. In them, she sensed pain, loneliness and despair. Yet they weren't seeing her. Focused on the movement of the blade, the mesmerizing gaze seemed a world away. Stroke after stroke, the unmasked face appeared in the mirror. ~ Chris Lange,
1216:If we all hold on to the mistake, we can't see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can't see what we're capable of being. You can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end the real forgiveness is in one's own self. ~ Maya Angelou,
1217:It's very hard to look in the mirror. We all know this. It's much easier to have illusions about yourself. And in particular, when you think, well, I'm going to believe what I like, but I'll say what the powerful want, you do that over time, and you believe what you say. ~ Noam Chomsky,
1218:When I was little, my Aunt Bigeois told me 'If you look at yourself too long in the mirror, you'll see a monkey.' I must have looked at myself even longer than that: what I see is well below the monkey, on the fringe of the vegetable world, at the level of jellyfish. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
1219:Often she would lock herself in her room and sitting before the mirror, apply the makeup of John Barrymore, Barrymore of The Sea Beast or of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Seeing these gruesome images in the mirror she would being to rave. "Who am I?" she would say. "What am I? ~ Henry Miller,
1220:At the end of the day, I think everybody takes for granted that they get up, get out of bed every morning - just the mere fact that they can stand in front of the mirror and brush their teeth and get in their car and take off? A lot of people take their health for granted. ~ Brock Lesnar,
1221:My father has this expression that you have to be able to look yourself in the eyes in the mirror, you know, and know that you're a good person. If that's true and you feel good about yourself then that's all that matters no matter what other people's perceptions are. ~ Stephanie McMahon,
1222:No wonder Emma didn't see me. No wonder I wasn't in the mirror. I wasn't really there.
I was dead.
...
Emma stared at the girl's huge, blue eyes, slightly upturned nose, and round face. She looked exactly like her.
That was because the girl in the video was me. ~ Sara Shepard,
1223:All right,” he said. “Let’s forget about that you, the one living in the mirror.” “Are you saying he is not me?” “He is. But not quite. He is you seen through the lens of your image of yourself. We all look worse in the mirror than we actually are, didn’t you know that? ~ Mariam Petrosyan,
1224:Dora pushed the mirror, sending it shattering to the floor. “Whoops.” She turned to face Dee and pulled off her dark glasses to reveal the mirrors of her eyes. “You should go now. You’ve got about three seconds.” Dee didn’t quite make it out of the shop before it exploded. ~ Michael Scott,
1225:His thoughts go to Emma Bovary strutting before the mirror after her first big afternoon. I have a lover! I have a lover! sings Emma to herself. Well, let poor Bev Shaw go home and do some singing too. And let him stop calling her poor Bev Shaw. If she is poor, he is bankrupt. ~ Anonymous,
1226:I looked in the mirror once more. The new clothes felt like salt on the raw wounds, but they covered the worst of it, and I looked less alarming, less confronting, less hideous. I smiled at the mirror. I was practising, trying to remember what it was like to be me. ~ Gregory David Roberts,
1227:My biggest downfall is my inner voice. Growing up as a dancer makes you very judgemental with yourself. You learn to look at yourself in the mirror and you criticise every line in your body. It's never perfect. I grew up with this because I had ballet every day in school. ~ Carmen Electra,
1228:-“Why do men like you do the job you do? It can’t be for the medals. And it’s certainly not the money.”
Stone said nothing.
-“Why then? God and country?”
-“Both simpler and more complex, Mr. President.”
-“What then?”
-“So I can look at myself in the mirror. ~ David Baldacci,
1229:It made her sad at times, staring into the mirror, but she didn’t see what I saw. She was so beautiful, even in sickness. Her true glow couldn’t be stolen away by such changes to her body, because her beauty stemmed from her soul, where only goodness and light resided. ~ Brittainy C Cherry,
1230:Say to a fella that he’s put on weight and he’ll just shrug it off and rub his belly in the mirror. Say it to a woman and all she’ll hear is, ‘You’re a failure. You’re hideous.’ It’s ridiculous. I’m ridiculous. The world isn’t going to stop turning if I’m a bit overweight. ~ Joanna Bolouri,
1231:Though the sleepy, myopic, and rather bald-pated figure reflected in the mirror was precisely of such insignificant quality as to arrest decidedly no one's exclusive attention at first sight, its owner evidently remained perfectly pleased with all he saw in the mirror. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
1232:To know one’s own state is not a simple matter. One cannot look directly at one’s own face with one’s own eyes, for example. One has no choice but to look at one’s reflection in the mirror. Through experience, we come to believe that the image is correct, but that is all. ~ Haruki Murakami,
1233:TRY TO LOOK AT YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR AT HOME BEFORE BED. DID I DO EVERYTHING TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY TODAY? WAS I HONEST ABOUT EVERY ACTION AND WORD SPOKEN TODAY? REALLY? WHO YOU LYIN' TO? YOURSELF? THAT'S PRETTY LAME. I'LL TRY HARDER TOMORROW. JUST DON'T USE! DON'T. USE. ~ Duff McKagan,
1234:What do you see when you look in the mirror?” “I? I see myself holding a pair of thick, woolen socks.” Harry stared. “One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books. ~ J K Rowling,
1235:When I want to feel sexy, I like to dance-even if I'm at home by myself in my knee-high socks sliding there like 'Risky Business'… my sisters and I, if one of us starts, we're all there in front of the mirror, dancing, and it's just obnoxious. I feel sexy when I do that. ~ AnnaLynne McCord,
1236:You know the word “live,” meaning to be in the state of living. Let’s look at this word in a mirror. What does the mirror say? It says “evil,” meaning simple darkness. When you block the flow of life, evil emerges, but once you remove the blockage, life resumes flowing again... ~ Anonymous,
1237:Cancel my subscription to the Resurrection
Send my credentials to the House of Detention
I got some friends inside
The face in the mirror won't stop
The girl in the window won't drop
A feast of friends
"Alive!" she cried
Waitin' for me
Outside! ~ Jim Morrison,
1238:I’m keeping a lot of things from you.”

My insides took a steep dive. “Like?”

“Like the way I feel about being locked up in here with you.” Patch braced one hand against the mirror behind me, his weight tipping toward me. “You have no idea what you do to me. ~ Becca Fitzpatrick,
1239:In one way, what I saw in those mirrors was the self trapped inside the self, forever.

But in another way, the self in the mirror was opening out, in an infinite unfurling.

I am the one whose drive is being thwarted.

And I am the one who is thwarting it. ~ Alison Bechdel,
1240:when we behave in ways that are contrary to our values. When you look in the mirror and cringe as a result of your shame, it is conscience. When you look in the mirror and cringe as a result of how people think of you, it is ego. Which of the two is more prevalent in your life? ~ Laura Bates,
1241:And then one day you will look for you in the mirror and you’ll no longer be able to identify yourself—you’ll only see everyone else. You’ll know that you did what they wanted you to do. You will have assimilated. And you will hate yourself for it, because it will be too late. ~ Matthew Quick,
1242:If you have a universe that was just the mirror image of the one we know about, then in fact, presumably it would have right-handed amino acids. That's why I'm only half kidding when I say there is a guy on the other side of the universe with his heart on the right hand side. ~ Ronald Breslow,
1243:Knowledge of the Absolute depends upon no book, nor upon anything; it is absolute in itself. No amount of study will give this knowledge; is not theory, it is realization. Cleanse the dust from the mirror, purify your own mind, and in a flash you know that you are Brahman. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1244:The joke's on them. One little hypodermic wont' be enough. Split a piece of wood, and they'll find me. Lift up a stone, and they'll find me. Look in the mirror, and they'll find me...If you really want to know what makes someone a killer, ask yourself what would make you do it. ~ Jodi Picoult,
1245:The only advice that I'm in the mood to give - and that I give regularly - to young people is this: fight for what you believe in. You will lose, just like I have lost, all the battles. But only one you may win. The one that you engage every morning, in front of the mirror. ~ Indro Montanelli,
1246:His eyes went again to the crucifix above his head, reflected in the mirror. The strained arms, the arched spine. All that effort to open the gates of heaven for us and we (he thought) probably spend out first hours among the heavenly hosts settling old scores with relatives. ~ Alice McDermott,
1247:I cross my legs and lean forward with my elbows on my thighs, catch a quick glance in the mirror to evaluate how much of me has changed and how much has stayed the same. I can't see a big difference and I wonder if I've changed more on the inside or the outside over the years. ~ Brandy Colbert,
1248:If I sat back and decided to sell the product of my father and my grandfather's work, like a leech, you know I wouldn't be able to look at myself in the mirror... I want to be able to look at my father in 10 years' time and say, 'I'm proud of you, and you should be proud of me.' ~ James Packer,
1249:Stop trying to change the world since it is only the mirror. Man’s attempt to change the world by force is as fruitless as breaking a mirror in the hope of changing his face. Leave the mirror and change your face. Leave the world alone and change your conceptions of yourself. ~ Neville Goddard,
1250:We have to look in the mirror first. What are we doing? How can we make a change? It always starts with looking in the mirror. Every individual can. Every individual can make a difference either by proactively doing something positive or by doing nothing. That's a decision, too. ~ Sylvia Earle,
1251:What do you see when you look in the mirror?” “I? I see myself holding a pair of thick, woolen socks.” Harry stared. “One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.” It ~ J K Rowling,
1252:Naked I felt as if my soul was exposed, my thoughts could be read. In the mask I felt protected. I eased the elastic strap over my head, adjusted the fascia to my cheekbones and glanced again at the mirror. The acid in my tummy had gone. Masked I am me. Masked I can do anything. ~ Chloe Thurlow,
1253:When you are grateful to be the person in the mirror, feelings of dissatisfaction, discontentment, disappointment, or I’m-not-good-enough completely disappear. And with them, every dissatisfying, discontenting, and disappointing circumstance in your life magically disappears too. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1254:If someone uses the amount of time I spend in the public eye as criteria for what my music could possibly mean to them, they probably should take a long, hard look in the mirror and figure out why they need to think they're so special. Because I don't think anybody is that special. ~ Jeff Tweedy,
1255:I think the mirror should be tilted slightly upward when it's reflecting life -- toward the cheerful, the tender, the compassionate, the brave, the funny, the encouraging, all those things -- and not tilted down to the gutter part of the time, into the troubled vistas of conflict. ~ Greer Garson,
1256:Do you remember the Lady of Shalott? The mirror crack’d from side to side: ‘The doom has come upon me,’ cried the Lady of Shalott. Well, that’s what she looked like. People laugh at Tennyson nowadays, but the Lady of Shalott always thrilled me when I was young and it still does. ~ Agatha Christie,
1257:I wondered, as I wondered so often when I was that age, who I was, and what exactly was looking at the face in the mirror. If the face I was looking at wasn't me, and I knew it wasn't, because I would still be me whatever happened to my face, then what was me? And what was watching? ~ Neil Gaiman,
1258:I wondered, as I wondered so often when I was that age, who I was, and what exactly was looking at the face in the mirror. If the face I was looking at wasn’t me, and I knew it wasn’t, because I would still be me whatever happened to my face, then what was me? And what was watching? ~ Neil Gaiman,
1259:She didn't look into the mirror itself. She was becoming someone, it seemed. She had read somewhere that you only became a woman once your mother had died. But that wasn't what worried her. She worried about becoming as perfect as the person shown to her on paper in Lily's studio. ~ Helen Oyeyemi,
1260:And here's the surprising truth: As you gaze at yourself in the mirror held by another, you will see far more than your flaws. You also will see the beauty that is uniquely you; beauty that others see clearly and you may hardly know exists. That is also part of the truth about you. ~ Steve Goodier,
1261:Bruiser stared in the mirror hanging in his locker and ran a comb through his blond hair, wishing he had dark hair like Harris, or a mean look like Zach, or even a guy-next-door like Derek. Hell no, he looked like a f***ing movie star and he f***ing hated it. –-Backfield in Motion ~ Jami Davenport,
1262:It's not all about love. That's half of it... The other half is about that moment you have with yourself when you're looking in the mirror, and you just go, 'Oh man. I'm going to compromise my dreams, get fat, sick, old and die someday. I kind of want to have someone around for that.' ~ Marc Maron,
1263:I wondered, as I wondered so often when I was that age, when I was, and what exactly was looking at the face in the mirror. If the face I was looking at wasn't me, and I knew it wasn't, because I would still be me whatever happened to my face, then what was me? And what was watching? ~ Neil Gaiman,
1264:Listening to South Korean television was like looking in the mirror for the first time in your life and realizing you were unattractive. North Koreans were always told theirs was the proudest country in the world, but the rest of the world considered it a pathetic, bankrupt regime. ~ Barbara Demick,
1265:The male ego is a powerful source of self-delusion.” That made me laugh. “How do they do it?” I asked. “I don’t know, but every single one of them looks in the mirror every morning and sees an Adonis staring back at him. And somehow that carries over into the rest of their lives. ~ Laurien Berenson,
1266:Admiring yourself?” The Inquisitor’s voice but through his reverie. “You wont look so pretty when the Clave gets through with you.” “You do seem obsessed with my looks.” Jace turned away from the mirror with some relief. “Could it be that all this is because you‘re attracted to me? ~ Cassandra Clare,
1267:A lot of people, black, white, mexican, young or old, fat or skinny have a problem being true to they self. They have a problem looking in the mirror and looking directly into their own souls. Only reason I am who I am today is because I can look directly into my face and find my soul ~ Tupac Shakur,
1268:Everyone deserves to feel beautiful. It is your God-given right to look in the mirror and love what you see. Never mind the imperfections -we're all imperfect, after all. But people tend to get so caught up in what they are lacking, they forget to appreciate all that they have. ~ Jenna Moreci,
1269:I took a Polaroid of her one night and stuck it into the frame of the mirror in the living room. Reva thought it was a loving gesture, but the photo was really meant as a reminder of how little I enjoyed her company if I felt like calling her later while I was under the influence. ~ Ottessa Moshfegh,
1270:I wondered, as I wondered so often when I was that age, who /I/ was, and what exactly was looking at the face in the mirror. If the face I was looking at wasn't me, and I knew it wasn't, because I would still be me whatever happened to my face, then what /was/ me? And what was watchig? ~ Neil Gaiman,
1271:Suddenly she discovered, in a black satin box, a superb diamond necklace, and her heart throbbed with an immoderate desire. Her hands trembled as she took it. She fastened it round her throat, outside her high-necked waist, and was lost in ecstasy at her reflection in the mirror. ~ Guy de Maupassant,
1272:Marisol looked at her. Ana recognized the same defiant stare
she saw each morning in the mirror, the same hooded eyes and thin mouth. Marisol was a younger version of Ana, and this troubled her. She didn’t want her daughter to be like her, to make the same stupid mistakes. ~ Silvia Moreno Garcia,
1273:I used to be scared of the Candyman. You'd say his name three times in the mirror and then he'd come get you. I was terrified of that stuff becoming true. My older cousins used to say things to make us believe crazy stories like that, so I was scared of the Candymanuntil I knew better. ~ Tony Harrison,
1274:There it was again - the perverse refusal to acknowledge my hostility. She seemed to me like some magical lake in a fairy tale: nothing could disturb the mirror-calm of her surface. My snide comments and bitter jokes disappeared soundlessly into her depths, leaving not so much as a ripple. ~ Zo Heller,
1275:Yuki, you have plans after school tomorrow?” Calvin turned to me and asked.
How does he raise one brow like that? Does he practice in the mirror?
“Nope, no plans yet,” I said flipping my hair as I looked at him over my shoulder. I can use cool poses too Calvin Miller. ~ E J Stevens,
1276:Admiring yourself?” The Inquisitor’s voice but through his reverie. “You wont look so pretty when the Clave gets through with you.”
“You do seem obsessed with my looks.” Jace turned away from the mirror with some relief. “Could it be that all this is because you‘re attracted to me? ~ Cassandra Clare,
1277:Cuba is like going to a whole other planet. It's so different but it's so similar to the United States, to Miami. It's like a doppelgaenger. It's the mirror image. And I have no doubt, that once Cuba becomes democratic, that it will be the favorite tourist destination for Americans. ~ Henry Louis Gates,
1278:Do you think there's any way someone like Ambrose could fall in love with someone like me?" Fern caught Bailey's gaze in the mirror again, knowing he would understand.
"Only if he's Lucky."
"Oh, Bailey." Fern shook her head, but loved him for saying it...and even more for meaning it. ~ Amy Harmon,
1279:She's probably so mesmerized by her own beauty she can't move away from the mirror," I hear Wilbur stage-whisper. "It's why I'm always late." Then he knocks on the door as well. "Look away from the reflection, baby," he shouts through the wood. "Just look away and the spell will be broken. ~ Holly Smale,
1280:Something happened when you looked in the mirror together. You asked it, as always, a question, and you asked each other something too; and the space, shadowy but glossy, the further room in which you found yourself, as if on a stage, vibrated with ironies and sentimental admissions. ~ Alan Hollinghurst,
1281:If I can avoid the mirror when I brush my teeth in the morning, I will. I find security and safety in the most profound degree of ignorance. If you can just stay ignorant of almost everything you'll be OK. It's fine to stay informed and look at things, but to judge things will bog you down. ~ Johnny Depp,
1282:The judgment: You are now before Yama, King of the Dead. In vain will you try to...deny or conceal the evil deeds you have done. ... the mirror in which Yama seems to read your past is your own memory, and also his judgment is your own. It is you yourself who pronounce your own judgment. ~ Gautama Buddha,
1283:THEY knew how frightened she was; THEY saw how she turned her head away as she passed the mirror. What Linda always felt was that THEY wanted something of her, and she knew that if she gave herself up and was quiet, more than quiet, silent, motionless, something would really happen. ~ Katherine Mansfield,
1284:Every sacred scripture, holy picture or spoken word, produces the impression of its identity upon the mirror of the soul; but music stands before the soul without producing any impression of this objective world, in either name or form, thus preparing the soul to realize the Infinite. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan,
1285:He looks gorgeous, too, the fucker. The lights are picking up and reflecting the whiteness of his teeth and making his hair look extra shiny. I see myself in the mirror that runs along the back of the bar. My hair is doing that defeated thing and my teeth are the white of an average person. ~ Cath Crowley,
1286:In a man's letters you know, Madam, his soul lies naked, his letters are only the mirror of his breast, whatever passes within him is shown undisguised in its natural process. Nothing is inverted, nothing distorted, you see systems in their elements, you discover actions in their motives. ~ Samuel Johnson,
1287:I saw 'Taxi Driver,' and 'Taxi Driver' kind of saved my life. The scene where Robert De Niro is looking at himself in the mirror saying, 'You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Who the hell else are you talkin' to?' That's the scene that changed my life by changing my attitude about acting. ~ Michael Biehn,
1288:A memoir forces me to stop and remember carefully. It is an exercise in truth. In a memoir, I look at myself, my life, and the people I love the most in the mirror of the blank screen. In a memoir, feelings are more important than facts, and to write honestly, I have to confront my demons. ~ Isabel Allende,
1289:Concentration is a cornerstone of mindfulness practice. Your mindfulness will only be as robust as the capacity of your mind to be calm and stable. Without calmness, the mirror of mindfulness will have an agitated and choppy surface and will not be able to reflect things with any accuracy. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
1290:Every day look in the mirror and flex your muscles. Smile and enjoy the sight of a beautiful fit body. If you don't like what you see, find a photo of how you want your body to look and paste it to the corner of your mirror. Be willing to work hard for what you have the potential to become. ~ Robert Cheeke,
1291:She studied the fabulous frame with its odd symbols, stroking the cool gold of it, trailing her hand down over the silvery glass. Inside the mirror, Cian raised his hand, too, and traced the path of her passage, making it appear as though their fingertips met. She felt only cold glass. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
1292:But Clara’s father believed that nations never see themselves clearly in the mirror, much less when war preys on their minds. He had a good understanding of history and knew that the future could be read much more clearly in the streets, factories, and barracks than in the morning press. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
1293:I turned and stared into the mirror. The reflection of a stranger stared back. I touched my face in the reflection. No, she wasn’t a stranger. She was a woman who’d stepped out of her comfort zone in order to survive, who’d become a fighter. I liked the woman I saw in the looking glass. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
1294:There is no one way to be black. Blackness is not a monolith and you are not someone who is lost in the abiss of uniformity. Blackness is a kelidoscope where, if you look closely, you will see many colorful patterns within the many reflections in the mirror. There is no one way to be black. ~ Morgan Jerkins,
1295:As I stood in front of the mirror in the beautiful little black dress, I knew that I was looking at a woman whom I would never see again. I wished I had never seen her in the first place, but the truth is she had always been there. I was being dishonest to myself by pretending that she hadn't. ~ Jane L Rosen,
1296:I don't have a long, drawn-out Joan Crawford beauty routine. I'm not like, "Yes, I wake up and first I put ice on my face." I do it in a taxi on my way to a meeting. Traveling is my makeup routine. I do it in a car ride, and I'm that asshole on the road who's doing her mascara in the mirror. ~ Drew Barrymore,
1297:I sometimes imagine meeting my seventeen-year-old self. She's still here inside me somewhere. Maybe one morning in the mirror, there she'll be. I look at her with affection and understanding and hope. She sees me and backs away in horror while I try to explain why I made the choices I made. ~ Charles Frazier,
1298:There's more to me, more to the universe, than I suspected. Room for all the dreams I ever had, and all the nightmares...heroes in the gutters and in the mirror; saints in the frozen wasteland; fools and liars on the throne of wisdom, and hands reaching out in hunger that will never be filled. ~ Joan D Vinge,
1299:If you want a candidate who agrees with you 100 percent of the time, I'll give you a suggestion: Go home and look in the mirror. You are the only person you agree with 100 percent of the time. You'll always know who I am, you'll always know what I believe and you'll always know where I stand. ~ Chris Christie,
1300:Start every day with a clear conscience,” he said. “You should be able to wake up, go to the mirror in your bathroom, look yourself right in the eye, and say, ‘I didn’t lie to anyone I encountered yesterday,’ ‘I didn’t skirt an issue yesterday.’ If you lead an honest life, there are no regrets. ~ Duff McKagan,
1301:There's a Mr. Hyde for every happy Jekyll face, a dark face on the other side of the mirror. The brain behind that face never heard of razors, prayers, or the logic of the universe. You turn the mirror sideways and see your face reflected with a sinister left-hand twist, half mad and half sane. ~ Stephen King,
1302:When you write a song it's sometimes in a desperate moment whn you can't really articulate it. What I love about lyrics is what T.S. Eliot said: 'Good poetry is felt before it is heard.' I'm a believer in that. It's those moments when you sit yourself down, and talk to yourself in the mirror. ~ Marcus Mumford,
1303:I knew the eyes. I didn’t know the Kraut, but yeah, I sure knew that look. I see it when I look in the mirror, even now. If you stay too long in the war, it’s like your eyes try to get away, like they’re sinking down, trying to hide, wary little animals crawling into the cave of your eye socket. ~ Michael Grant,
1304:I walked up to her, wrapped my arms around her waist, and kissed her neck. She didn’t move. I made eye contact with her in the mirror. “Why can’t it be more?” I whispered.
She shook her head. I couldn’t read her expression. “This isn’t enough for you, is it?” she asked.
“I want all of you. ~ Renee Carlino,
1305:Wait. Let me guess. You’re giving me the cold shoulder, right?” With that, she sighed. “Shouldn’t you be with your friends, staring at yourselves in the mirror?” He laughed. “That’s funny. I’ll have to remember that.” “I’m not being funny. I’m being serious.” “Oh, because we’re so good-looking ~ Nicholas Sparks,
1306:In the mirror I stand, an injured deer in headlights,
or maybe high beams, judging by the way my eyes water. I measure my wrists with my fingers, and I clutch at my rib cage, fingering it languidly, tracing the rise and fall of sharp bones until my heartbeat slows, and I dream of a faraway ocean. ~ Kris Kidd,
1307:Reason is the mirror of the mind’s vanity; ultimately, there are few things more boring to observe than self-admiration. Rationality, the great liberator that has freed us from the demands of our lower natures, is also a stern warden, denying our escape to the planes above and beyond intellect. ~ David R Hawkins,
1308:stood and quietly locked the bathroom door, then I stared into the mirror at the girl clutching her wrist. Her eyes were glassy and drops slid down her cheeks. I hated her for her weakness, for having a heart to break. That he could hurt her, that anyone could hurt her like that, was inexcusable. ~ Tara Westover,
1309:I watched the mirror for black sedans as we pulled away, and checked every side street as we drove to the freeway. I looked for their big black beast as we climbed the ramp, and kept looking, even after the freeway swallowed us, a buffalo joining a herd, one hiding among the many, and finally safe. ~ Robert Crais,
1310:She had a crooked smile on her face as she turned, but it slid off suddenly when she saw who was standing there. Glokta snorted. 'Don't worry, I get that reaction from everyone. Even myself, every morning, when I look into the mirror.' If I can even manage to stand up in front of the damn thing. ~ Joe Abercrombie,
1311:Sir – Professor Dumbledore? Can I ask you something?’ ‘Obviously, you’ve just done so,’ Dumbledore smiled. ‘You may ask me one more thing, however.’ ‘What do you see when you look in the Mirror?’ ‘I? I see myself holding a pair of thick, woollen socks.’ Harry stared. ‘One can never have enough socks, ~ J K Rowling,
1312:Sociologists have a theory of the looking-glass self. You become what the most important person in your life (wife, father, boss, etc.) thinks you are. How would my life change if I truly believed the Bible's astounding words about God's love for me, if I looked in the mirror and saw what God sees? ~ Philip Yancey,
1313:Hekate smacked the mirror down. "I'd never fancy you," she retorted to Hermes. "And if you ever try to kiss me, I'll--I'll keep a snake hidden in my clothes and make it bite you. On the lips. And on both ears."

"See, your threats are still age twelve," Hermes said. "I'll help you work on that. ~ Molly Ringle,
1314:I want to keep her from ever changing into something so terrible as I’ve become. I want to shelter her from the hard truth that life takes from you, whittles away at your hope and scrapes the flesh from your bone and leaves you so changed you can’t even recognize yourself in the mirror anymore. ~ Karen Marie Moning,
1315:It's easy to get caught up in how our figures look when we stand naked in front of the mirror. But we must remember that we are more than how we look. We are not boobs who happen to have hearts, minds, and souls; rather, we are souls that just happen to have mounds of flesh protruding from our chests. ~ Lissa Rankin,
1316:Pull up your skirt, bend over, and fill your pussy with that toy or I’ll gladly do it myself.” He pauses, his grin turning wicked. “Actually, fuck that. If you don’t do it right now, the next thing filling your cunt will be my cock as I fuck you across that countertop and watch you come in the mirror. ~ Meghan March,
1317:Rational people, anti-religionists, must end their timidity and come out of the closet and assert themselves. And those who consider themselves only moderately religious really need to look in the mirror and realize that the solace and comfort that religion brings you actually comes at a terrible price. ~ Bill Maher,
1318:The more you work, the less you exist. I believe (at least, I used to believe, because I no longer think this is entirely true) that the artist is like someone carrying a mirror in which everyone can look and recognize themselves, so that the person who carries the mirror ends up being nothing. ~ Christian Boltanski,
1319:A sense of security, of well-being, of summer warmth pervades my memory. That robust reality makes a ghost of the present. The mirror brims with brightness; a bumblebee has entered the room and bumps against the ceiling. Everything is as it should be, nothing will ever change, nobody will ever die. ~ Vladimir Nabokov,
1320:Mind is the base, phenomena are dust; Yet both are like a flaw in the mirror. When the flaw is brushed aside, The light begins to shine. When both mind and phenomena are forgotten, Then we become naturally genuine.

~ Hsuan Chueh of Yung Chia, 44 - Mind is the base, phenomena are dust (from The Shodoka)
,
1321:The moment he left the warm sheets and the door clicked shut, I had that feeling you get when you are lost in a strange town at night. I curled into the chair where he had watched me undress and tears wet my cheeks. Then I dried my eyes, I looked in the mirror, and I said these two words. Never again. ~ Chloe Thurlow,
1322:The sick person becomes very adept at distinguishing between compassion and pity. Compassion is someone else’s suffering flaring in your own nerves. Pity is a projection of, a lament for, the self. All those people weeping in the mirror of your misery? Their tears are real, but they are not for you. ~ Christian Wiman,
1323:She left the web, she left the loom, She made three paces through the room, She saw the water-lily bloom, She saw the helmet and the plume, She look'd down to Camelot. Out flew the web and floated wide; The mirror crack'd from side to side; "The curse is come upon me," cried The Lady of Shalott. ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson,
1324:Splashing cold water on my face, I try and focus on the girl’s reflection in the mirror, but I can’t see her clearly.

She’s jumbled and doesn’t look like anything like me.

Her face is pasty and white, her eyes are bloodshot and she looks like a shadow of the girl I’m used to seeing. ~ Margaret McHeyzer,
1325:Leadership is not always about getting things done “right.” Leadership is about getting things done through other people…When a leader can’t find someone to hand things off to, it is time for him to look in the mirror. We must never forget that the people who follow us are exactly where we have led them. ~ Andy Stanley,
1326:One of the reasons I wanted to come back is I got sick of seeing really ugly pictures of myself in the tabloids. I got to the point where I'd look in the mirror and say: "Where'd she go? Because she's still in there." I knew she was still in there (she laughs) and it didn't take much to get her out. ~ Linda Evangelista,
1327:The window of the waiting-room was clear for an instant as the train started to move. Komako's face glowed forth, and as quickly disappeared. It was the bright red it had been in the mirror that snowy morning, and for Shimamura that color again seemed to be the point at which he parted with reality. ~ Yasunari Kawabata,
1328:This is the happiest you've ever been," I told myself in the mirror in the ornate Victorian bathroom, two hours later. I was having a little girl-to-girl chat with me - "You've made a friend! You're making a friend right now! Look at your face, in the middle of friending! You are hatching an attachment! ~ Caitlin Moran,
1329:What was she thinking? Tarnished Silver? Brother. He probably practiced that smoldering look in the mirror so all women within a mile would fall over like nine pins when he smiled. Well, count her out. He was mouthwatering to look at, but so was cheesecake, and cheesecake was a heck of a lot safer. ~ Catherine Anderson,
1330:You just need to know that I’m going to get banged up and you can’t run and save me, wolf scout. You have to let it happen.”
Maximoff daggers a glare to the ceiling, then the mirror. It finally sinks in for him too. That I’m allowed to protect him, but he can’t protect me. Not in the same exact way. ~ Krista Ritchie,
1331:I don’t wake up in the morning, look at my naked body in the mirror, and say, “Good morning, body. Once again, you’ve nailed it, you gorgeous imperfect thing. That wobbly patch of cellulite? A miracle. Each stretch mark? A Picasso. Holy crap, I look good! Who can I sext? Somebody else has got to see this! ~ Mindy Kaling,
1332:So I didn’t agree with my father’s particular brand of faith. But never, in the nearly four hundred years now since I was born, have I ever seen anything to make me doubt whether God exists in some form or the other. Not even the reflection in the mirror.”
Carlisle Cullen, Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight ~ Stephenie Meyer,
1333:Because when you love someone,” she met my gaze in the mirror and said without a flicker in her confidence, “their world interests you more than your own. So much so that you disappear into them, and the only choice you have is to merge your life with theirs. Because otherwise, you cease to exist at all. ~ Laurelin Paige,
1334:Staring at herself in the mirror, she found that she'd lost the ability to see herself through her own eyes. She was only what humans would see. Not a girl or a woman or someone in between. They wouldn't see her loneliness or fear or courage, let alone her humanity. They would see only obscenity. Calamity. ~ Laini Taylor,
1335:The good bodybuilders have the same mind ... that a sculptor has. If you analyze it, you look in the mirror and you say, okay, I need a bit more deltoids ... so that the proportion's right, and ... you exercise and put those deltoids on, whereas an artist would just slap on some clay on each side. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger,
1336:What is this? What is this?

What...

No matter! I'm taking the tape, just now and I'm [Grunts] crushing it into little pieces. None of us have to think about it again. I'll just double check that the mirror in the station bathroom is covered as usual and then that will be that. Done. Forgotten. ~ Joseph Fink,
1337:Without exception, I begin every day of my life with an expression of gratitude. As I look in the mirror to begin my daily ritual of shaving, I say, “Thank you, God, for life, for my body, for my family and loved ones, for this day, and for the opportunity to be of service. Thank you, thank you, thank you! ~ Wayne W Dyer,
1338:Women are wonderful, but they get so caught up about their body. We need to unhook from worrying so much. When I don't feel good, I look in the mirror and think I look fat and miserable. But when I feel good and whole, I'm not worried about my body because I'm living in it. It doesn't become an object. ~ Natalie Goldberg,
1339:If you think about human nature, our favourite pair of shoes are the ones we bought yesterday, our favourite thing is the newest thing that we have…and the thing we’ve seen the most and for the longest period of time is our reflection in the mirror, so obviously that’s going to be our least favourite thing. ~ Taylor Swift,
1340:I really think that if there's any one enemy to human creativity, especially creative writing, its self-consciousness. And if you have one eye on the mirror to see how you're doing, you're not doing it as well as you can. Don't think about publishing, don't think about editors, don't think about marketplace. ~ Andre Dubus,
1341:I think about the poet Rainer Maria Rilke who said that it's the questions that move us, not the answers. As a writer, I believe that it's our task, our responsibility, to hold the mirror up to social injustices that we see and to create a prayer of beauty. The questions serve us in that capacity. ~ Terry Tempest Williams,
1342:Ultimately, if you can say that I'm a bad owner and we're winning championships, I can live with that. But if we're not making the playoffs and we're spending and losing money, then I have to look in the mirror and say maybe I'm not taking the necessary steps to doing what it takes to run an organization. ~ Michael Jordan,
1343:And finally it is Thursday and the day of my guitar lesson. I jump out of bed as though it’s Christmas morning and I am six years old and a child of the Brangelina. I am in front of the mirror fixing my make up when Brodie waltzes in and plonks herself on my bed.

‘Why do you look pretty?’ she asks. ~ Sarah Alderson,
1344:Anyhow, it is a definite colour: I am glad I have red hair. There is it is in the mirror, it makes itself seen, it shines. I am still lucky if my forehead was surmounted by one of those neutral heads of hair which are neither chestnut not blond, my face would be lost in vagueness, it would make me dizzy. ~ Jean Paul Sartre,
1345:I celebrate myself," the poet Walt Whitman wrote. The thought is so delicious it is almost obscene. Imagine the joy that would come with celebrating the self — our achievements, our experiences, our existence. Imagine what it would be like to look into the mirror and say, as God taught us, "That's good. ~ Joan D Chittister,
1346:I wanna know what you see
when you look in the mirror
on a day you’re feeling good.
I wanna know what you see
when you look in the mirror
on a day you’re feeling bad.

I wanna know the first person
who taught you your beauty
could ever be reflected
on a lousy piece of glass. ~ Andrea Gibson,
1347:Mirror, mirror, on the wall, show me the one who thinks Sir Nomer is a dumb name for a doll.” She held her breath and waited. The mirror swirled again, and this time another face came into focus, one that was definitely not happy. “It is about time you figured it out, Mina!” Jared grumbled through the mirror. ~ Chanda Hahn,
1348:The door opened. She looked in the mirror and suppressed a curse. Slipping in behind some tourists, that winged shadow was back again. Karou rose and made for the bathroom, where she took the note that Kishmish had come to deliver.

Again it bore a single word. But this time the word was Please. ~ Laini Taylor,
1349:Wait. Let me guess. You’re giving me the cold shoulder, right?”
With that, she sighed. “Shouldn’t you be with your friends, staring at yourselves in the mirror?”
He laughed. “That’s funny. I’ll have to remember that.”
“I’m not being funny. I’m being serious.”
“Oh, because we’re so good-looking ~ Nicholas Sparks,
1350:Congressman Berg will repeatedly talk about Harry Reid and Barack Obama, and I find it interesting, because this morning, when I woke up and brushed my teeth, I looked in the mirror and I did not see a tall, African-American, skinny man. So let's make it clear that my priorities are North Dakota priorities. ~ Heidi Heitkamp,
1351:I was reading The Mirror the other day and came across a letter from a reader who wrote, 'I was riding my bike to work when this red Ferrari pulled up next to me. Out of the window, Jeremy Clarkson shouted 'Get a car', and drove off.' What I actually said was, 'Get a car you hatchet faced, leaf-eating tw*t ~ Jeremy Clarkson,
1352:You are not your thoughts; you are aware of your thoughts. You are not your emotions; you feel emotions. You are not your body; you look at it in the mirror and experience this world through its eyes and ears. You are the conscious being who is aware that you are aware of all these inner and outer things. ~ Michael A Singer,
1353:A young man who came from Columbus, Ohio and made it, and who wants every other young man and young woman, black or white, to know that if I could do it, they could do it. Me and my fans grew up together, and I believe they know I'm a walking billboard and proof of that. That's what I see when I look in the mirror. ~ Bow Wow,
1354:Be my lover between two wars waged in the mirror, she said.
I don't want to return now to the fortress of my father's house.
Take me to your vineyard.
Let me meet your mother.
Perfume me with basil water.
Arrange me on silver dishes, comb me,
imprison me in your name,
let love kill me. ~ Mahmoud Darwish,
1355:Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi looks in the mirror and sees a playboy of the old school. And men such as Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Charlie Sheen no doubt look at Berlusconi and think, 'Role model!' Women, of course, know otherwise. They see him as an aging, pathetic buffoon. ~ Graydon Carter,
1356:The future is unwritten. Cyberspace is the funhouse mirror of our own society, reflects our values and our faults, sometimes in terrifying exaggerations. It doesn't matter who you are today, if you don't show up in that mirror you are just not going to matter very much. Our kids have to show up in the mirror. ~ Bruce Sterling,
1357:But in her web she still delights
To weave the mirror’s magic sights,
For often thro’ the silent nights
A funeral, with plumes and lights,
And music, went to Camelot:
Or when the moon was overhead,
Came two young lovers lately wed;
“I am half-sick of shadows,” said
The Lady of Shalott. ~ Alfred Tennyson,
1358:Harry got a shock the first time he looked in the mirror over the kitchen mantelpiece and it shouted, ‘Tuck your shirt in, scruffy!’ The ghoul in the attic howled and dropped pipes whenever he felt things were getting too quiet, and small explosions from Fred and George’s bedroom were considered perfectly normal. ~ J K Rowling,
1359:In the mirror of your mind all kinds of pictures appear and disappear. Knowing that they are entirely your own creations, watch them silently come and go. Be alert, but not perturbed. This attitude of silent observation is the very foundation of yoga. You see the picture, but you are not the picture. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
1360:I put my fingers up to brush the fine links. Even lying on my skin, it still felt cool to the touch, and when I looked at myself in the mirror, in the glass I was not standing in my father's study. I was in a grove of dark winter trees, under a pale grey sky, and I could almost feel the snow falling onto my skin. ~ Naomi Novik,
1361:When water is calm, it reflects objects like a mirror. This tranquillity, this perfect level is the model for the sage. If water is transparent when it is in perfect repose, much more so is the intellectual essence. The heart of the sage in perfect repose is the mirror of heaven and of earth and of all existences. ~ Tsuang tse,
1362:After looking at myself in the mirror, I looked at Satsuko. I could not believe that we were creatures of the same species. The uglier the face in the mirror, the more extraordinarily beautiful Satsuko seemed. If that ugly face were only uglier, I thought regretfully, Satsuko would look even more beautiful. ~ Jun ichir Tanizaki,
1363:I wanna know what you see
when you look in the mirror

on a day you’re feeling good.

I wanna know what you see
when you look in the mirror

on a day you’re feeling bad.


I wanna know the first person
who taught you your beauty

could ever be reflected
on a lousy piece of glass. ~ Andrea Gibson,
1364:No!” I push him away from me. “You’re not manipulating me with your delicious Godliness!”
He grins that roguish grin. “You think I’m a God?”
I huff, turning back to the mirror. His head is expanding at a rate so fast, I might be forced to jump out the bathroom window before I’m squashed against a wall. ~ Jodi Ellen Malpas,
1365:Anything and anyone could disappear on you, and you could disappear, too, if you didn’t have people around who really knew you. Who were there solidly, meeting you exactly where you stood when life grew stormy and terrifying. Who could find you when you were lost and couldn’t find yourself, not even in the mirror. ~ Paula McLain,
1366:I have this rule: It's like, if you write an amazing, cool song that you mean and then you go put your leather pants on and sing it in front of people; that's OK. But if you put your leather pants on and stand in front of the mirror and go, "Ok, I've got to write a song to fit these pants," then you're in trouble. ~ John Rzeznik,
1367:The people around you are mirrors, I think to myself....You see yourself reflected in their eyes. If the mirror is true, and smooth, you see your true self. That’s how you learn who you
are. And you might be a different person to different people, but it’s all feedback that you need, in order to know yourself. ~ Caitlin Moran,
1368:Woodshadows floated silently by through the morning peace from the stairhead seaward where he gazed. Inshore and farther out the mirror of water whitened, spurned by lightshod hurrying feet. White breast of the dim sea. The twining stresses, two by two. A hand plucking the harpstrings, merging their twining chords. ~ James Joyce,
1369:Your only competition is yourself, and because you’re such a great man, you’re terrified to look in the mirror at your opponent. Because that is the only time you get to see what everyone else already sees. And it scares you to go up against such a formidable man on a daily basis. This is the height of greatness ~ Shayne Silvers,
1370:It’s not really my fault. The problem is that my mouth just comes out with these things. And you can’t blame me for what my mouth does, can you? Curse this mouth. Do you think it might be possessed?'

The Pirate Captain looked in the mirror and made his mouth into a series of shapes he thought looked demonic. ~ Gideon Defoe,
1371:nothing more than his favorite image of himself. The mirror in my room in the Windsor Hotel in Paris reflected my favorite image of me—a darkly handsome young airline pilot, smooth-skinned, bull-shouldered and immaculately groomed. Modesty is not one of my virtues. At the time, virtue was not one of my virtues. ~ Frank W Abagnale,
1372:She said: I wondered at a love that struts its glory through the garden's flowers as they blossom. I said: don't wonder at what you see. You see yourself in the mirror of a man. [2240.jpg] -- from Stations of Desire: Love Elegies from Ibn 'Arabi and New Poems, by Michael A. Sells

~ Ibn Arabi, In the Mirror of a Man
,
1373:When water is still, it reflects objects like a mirror. This stillness, this perfect level is the model of the sage. If water is translucent when it is in perfect rest, much more so must it be with the intellectual essence. The heart of the sage in perfect repose is the mirror of earth and heaven and all existences. ~ Chwang-tse—,
1374:It will also be a little bit scary, the way it always is when we’re brave enough to touch the rawest, realest truths. When we have the guts to look directly into the mirror and say Mary Worth thirteen times without pause and see—thrillingly, terrifyingly—that it was never her we had to fear. It was always only us. ~ Cheryl Strayed,
1375:I was sitting here without a shirt on, absentmindedly scratching my back with a pen for about five minutes and I just looked in the mirror and saw that I had drawn a nice mural on my back. It looks kind of like a map of Wyoming, with all the rivers and mountain ranges, or maybe a portrait of Bob Marley. Yes. Tablature ~ Jade Puget,
1376:After you’ve looked at normal women’s bodies, look at yourself in the mirror. Stand there for at least three minutes, once a week, for six weeks. Every time you notice a stretch mark, a sag, a wrinkle, say to yourself, “This is what living looks like. This is what loving looks like.” And you will be telling the truth. ~ Geneen Roth,
1377:In the movie, the stars above the ship bear no correspondence to any constellations in a real sky. Worse yet, while the heroine bobs... we are treated to her view of this Hollywood sky-one where the stars on the right half of the scene trace the mirror image of the stars in the left half. How lazy can you get? ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson,
1378:There was actually some serious time in front of the mirror, checking yourself out, checking out your shirt, checking out your pants.Combing that hair. Really putting some thought and effort behind it and it's astounding how terrible I used to make myself look. Still to this day I don't really know how to dress myself. ~ Rob Huebel,
1379:Understanding of the self only arises in relationship, in watching yourself in relationship to people, ideas, and things; to trees, the earth, and the world around you and within you. Relationship is the mirror in which the self is revealed. Without self-knowledge there is no basis for right thought and action. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
1380:I swear, since seeing Your face, the whole world is fraud and fantasy The garden is bewildered as to what is leaf or blossom. The distracted birds can’t distinguish the birdseed from the snare. A house of love with no limits, a presence more beautiful than venus or the moon, a beauty whose image fills the mirror of the heart. ~ Rumi,
1381:Meditation means cleansing the mirror, dropping thoughts, letting thoughts disappear, attaining to moments when thinking ceases. And those are the most blissful moments in life. Once you have tasted a single moment of no-thought, you have taken a great leap into truth; then things will become more and more easy every day. ~ Rajneesh,
1382:I tilted my head, looked into the distance. I don’t even notice you falling in love with me, I practiced to the mirror. I am too preoccupied with what I am doing. Nobody wants to be noticed when they are falling in love. It is a private moment. Whoever was falling in love with me, I reasoned, deserved not to be disturbed. ~ Sarah Kay,
1383:Level 5 leaders look out the window to apportion credit to factors outside themselves when things go well (and if they cannot find a specific person or event to give credit to, they credit good luck). At the same time, they look in the mirror to apportion responsibility, never blaming bad luck when things go poorly. ~ James C Collins,
1384:When we look in the mirror what we see is a version of who we imagine we are. If we imagine we are beautiful, we find beauty. If we imagine we look tired and strained, we see someone tired and strained. The mirror does not reflect back some axiomatic truth. It reflects a version of what it sees that changes instantly. ~ Chloe Thurlow,
1385:When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see the real you, or what you have been conditioned to believe is you? The two are so, so different. One is an infinite consciousness capable of being and creating whatever it chooses, the other is an illusion imprisoned by its own perceived and programmed limitations. ~ David Icke,
1386:You feel as if everybody has been given an instruction manual on how to be likable, but you didn't get it. And they all sold out now. And if you are what you eat, then you must have surely spent the last few years of your life eating dog food and cat shit. Because when you look in the mirror, it is all that you see. ~ Heather O Neill,
1387:He[Michael Jackson] had a joy in being alive. There was a joy you felt of him on the stage and making us not just feel good but pushing us against ourselves with the "Man in the Mirror," looking at ourselves critically, "Black or White," what does it mean to get caught in a color as opposed to a rich history and culture? ~ Cornel West,
1388:I'm trying not to think about it too much because that makes it worse. It's kind of like when you look at yourself in the mirror and you say your name. And it gets to a point where none of it seems real. I can do that, but I don't need an hour in front of a mirror. It happens very fast, and things start to slip away. ~ Stephen Chbosky,
1389:I don't think that a white woman is in denial when she dyes her hair blonde. And I actually think we are the most varied in terms of the choices we make about our hair. Some of it may be political or psychological, but an awful lot of it is just aesthetic, how we like to view ourselves when we look in the mirror. ~ Melissa Harris Perry,
1390:I flipped down the visor so I could check myself in the mirror, and something small and heavy dropped into my lap. I froze, my breath stuck in my throat. What—? Gingerly, I looked down. It wasn’t a grenade. It was a key ring. One key was for this van. I looked at it blankly. “Well, that’ll simplify things,” Fang said. ~ James Patterson,
1391:Don’t undermine the mirror that always shows you how good or the otherwise you look for any necessary correction! You may dearly miss its real essence the day it will break and you shall step out only for people to show you the little fault in your appearance that will give you something to ponder over and over! ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
1392:To see Reality is as simple as to see one’s face in a mirror. Only, the mirror must be clear and true. A quiet mind, undistorted by desires and fears, free from ideas and opinions, clear on all the levels, is needed to reflect the Reality. Be clear and quiet; alert and detached, all else will happen by itself. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj,
1393:After everything I’ve been taught, I never thought I would consider this. To willingly make myself less than a person. Less than a person’s shadow. But here I am. I look in the mirror, follow the curves of my face, the line of my nose, the curl of my locks, see what I have. All that I am. It’s all mine. Mine to tarnish. “I ~ Janeal Falor,
1394:Anything green or coffee brown?” “Are you bullshitting me?” “What?” I held my hands out. “Those are my frat colors.” “Frat colors,” Graham muttered under his breath. “You’ll wear what I throw your way. You’ve been around Lanore too long, posing in the mirror like a woman, and color coordinating your outfits with other men. ~ Kenya Wright,
1395:I haven't been alone in years. It's that alone time when you really look yourself in the mirror and you see what you really want. It just gets a little convoluted in this industry. That said, I really want to act. But, now I think it's time for me to do something else for a while, so that I can feel that passion again. ~ Brenton Thwaites,
1396:Level 5 leaders look out the window to apportion credit to factors outside themselves when things go well (and if they cannot find a specific person or event to give credit to, they credit good luck). At the same time, they look in the mirror to apportion responsibility, never blaming bad luck when things go poorly. The ~ James C Collins,
1397:You feel as if everybody has been given an instruction manual on how to be likable, but you didn’t get it. And they are all sold out now. And if you are what you eat, then you must have surely spent the last few years of your life eating dog food and cat shit. Because when you look in the mirror, it is all that you see. ~ Heather O Neill,
1398:It will also be a little bit scary, the way it always is when we're brave enough to touch the rawesr, realest truths. When we have the guts to look directly into the mirror and say Mary Worth thirteen times without paues and see - thrillingly, terrifyingly - that it was never her we had to fear.
It war always only us. ~ Cheryl Strayed,
1399:One of my many horrors is to become the man with the frayed jacket and unfastened flies standing at the Co-op counter with egg on his shirt and more too because the mirror in the hall has given up the ghost. A shipwrecked man without an anchor in the world except in his own liquid thoughts where time has lost its sequence. ~ Per Petterson,
1400:SAY IT. Go ahead, stand before the mirror, look at your mouth, and say it. Blue. See how you pucker up, your lips opening with the consonants into a kiss, and then that final exhalation of vowels? Blue. The word looks like what it is, a syllable blown out into the air, and with the sound and the sight of saying it as one. ~ William H Gass,
1401:Sir, I have no opinion,” Cassius had said at first.
“Everyone has one,” Merrick had replied. “Please, humor me. I am dying for a conversation with somebody who is a contemporary. As well as somebody I can trust.”
Cassius’s gaze had sprung to the mirror at that declaration, something like surprise registering in his eyes ~ Riley Hart,
1402:I begin to understand that failure is its own reward. It is in the effort to close the distance between the work imagined and the work achieved wherein it is to be found that the ceaseless labor is the freedom of play, that what's at stake isn't a reflection in the mirror of fame but the escape from the prison of the self. ~ Lewis H Lapham,
1403:I begin to understand that failure is its own reward. It is in the effort to close the distance between the work imagined and the work achieved wherein it is to be found that the ceaseless labor is the freedom of play, that what’s at stake isn’t a reflection in the mirror of fame but the escape from the prison of the self. ~ Lewis H Lapham,
1404:When Luce did look in the mirror, she thought she might still be sort of pretty, if you went by what most people thought was pretty. And if that's the way you went, you had your own problems. It wasn't like being pretty was an accomplishment, and it would go away in time. So it would be a mistake to get too hung up on it. ~ Charles Frazier,
1405:Four eyes full of gleams and radiance beneath their lashes, filling the looking-glass. Questions shooting out and then hiding again. I don't know: Gleams and radiance, gleaming from you to me, from me to you, and from me to you alone—into the mirror and out again, and never an answer about what this is, never an explanation. ~ Tarjei Vesaas,
1406:Michaelangelo said the mirror is our greatest teacher. My use of mirrors in my work helps me uncover psychic layers. Often, the face is distorted in the mirror so it is much more than a simple reflection. Sometimes something surprising emerges - some darkness or secret appears without us knowing why or giving it permission. ~ Joyce Tenneson,
1407:The body in the mirror forces me to turn and face it. And I look at my body, which is under sentence of death. It is lean, hard, and cold, the incarnation of a mystery. And I do not know what moves in this body, what this body is searching. It is trapped in my mirror as it is trapped in time and it hurries toward revelation. ~ James Baldwin,
1408:The guys had already cleaned up. Or done the best they could with a quick wash and teeth brushing at Corey’s. There hadn’t been any spare toothbrushes, so I’d done mine with my finger and tried not to look in the mirror. One glance had told me that no amount of touch-ups was going to help. I needed a twenty-minute shower. ~ Kelley Armstrong,
1409:Gently Agatha touched her face in the mirror, glowing from inside.
A face no one recognized because it was so happy.
There could be no turning back now. The bread crumbs on the dark trail were gone. Instead, she had the truth to guide her. A truth greater than any magic.
I've been beautiful all along. ~ Soman Chainani,
1410:I think it was the first time in my life I ever felt like I looked “good”. Do you know what I mean? That nice feeling when you look in the mirror, and your hair’s right for the first time in your life? I don’t think we should base so much on weight, muscles, and a good hair day, but when it happens, it’s nice. It really is. ~ Stephen Chbosky,
1411:I stared in the mirror.
Love gone bad
showed me a Gorgon.
I stared at a dragon.
Fire spewed
from the mouth of a mountain.

And here you come
with a shield for a heart
and a sword for a tongue
and your girls, your girls.
Wasn’t I beautiful
Wasn’t I fragrant and young?

Look at me now. ~ Carol Ann Duffy,
1412:My indigestion issues got gigantic and constant. And then I started thinking, I'm getting skinny. I dropped about 20 pounds in the blink of an eye. And then when you see it in the mirror, when all of a sudden, you pull your eyes down and the bottom of your eyes go yellow and jaundice sets in - then you know something's wrong. ~ Patrick Swayze,
1413:Since our technology is really just an extension of ourselves, we don’t have to have contempt for its manipulability in the way we might with actual people. It’s all one big endless loop. We like the mirror and the mirror likes us. To friend a person is merely to include the person in our private hall of flattering mirrors. ~ Jonathan Franzen,
1414:There was nothing … and nothing … and then the car bumped up again. There was a muffled pop, the sound of a small pumpkin exploding in a microwave oven.

Morris cut the wheel to the left and there was another bump as the Biscayne went back into the parking area. He looked in the mirror and saw that Curtis’s head was gone. ~ Stephen King,
1415:You look especially beautiful this morning, Monza.’ She sighed, as if that was an accident. As if she hadn’t spent an hour preening herself before the mirror. ‘Facts are facts. Stating them isn’t a gift. You only prove you’re not blind.’ She yawned, stretched in her saddle, made him wait a moment longer. ‘But I’ll hear more. ~ Joe Abercrombie,
1416:You want to get a good look at yourself. You stand before a mirror, you take off your jacket, unbutton your shirt, open your belt, unzip your fly. The outer clothing falls from you. You take off your shoes and socks, baring your feet. You remove your underwear. At a loss, you examine the mirror. There you are. You are not there. ~ Mark Strand,
1417:Appraising myself in the mirror as I brushed my teeth, I kept thinking there were two kinds of adults: There were Peter Van Houtens—miserable creatures who scoured the earth in search of something to hurt. And then there were people like my parents, who walked around zombically, doing whatever they had to do to keep walking around. ~ John Green,
1418:In his vision, she picked up a silver-backed brush and stroked the long fall of hair. He imagined himself taking the brush from her hand. As their eyes met in the mirror, he’d sensuously stroke every tress. He could see himself picking up a lavender-scented lock, kissing it, and then kissing her shoulder, her forehead, her lips. ~ Debra Holland,
1419:She left the web, she left the loom,
She made three paces through the room,
She saw the water-lily bloom,
She saw the helmet and the plume,
She look'd down to Camelot.
Out flew the web and floated wide;
The mirror crack'd from side to side;
"The curse is come upon me," cried
The Lady of Shalott. ~ Alfred Tennyson,
1420:Your face in the mirror, reflected back at you, most people don’t even know what it looks like anymore. That thing on the front of your head, you’ll never see it, like you’ll never see your own eyeball with your own eyeball, like you’ll never smell what you smell like, but me, I know what my face looks like. I know what it means. ~ Tommy Orange,
1421:Her eyes met his in the mirror. "When I take her down, she's going to pay for this." Eve tapped fingers lightly over her jaw. "And she won't look so fucking pretty when I toss her in a cage."

"Girl fight? Can I watch?"

"Pervert." She stepped away, into the shower, and ordered the jets on full at a blistering temperature. ~ J D Robb,
1422:I catch a sudden glimpse of myself in the mirror across the room. It's the weirdest thing. My hair is unbrushed. I'm wearing what may actually be one of Nadine's maternity shirts. And pajama pants. And there's also a spot of toothpaste in the corner of my mouth.
But for the first time in maybe ever, I feel really beautiful. ~ Becky Albertalli,
1423:In some precious and personal moments there are brief, sudden surges of recognition of an immortal insight, a doctrinal deja vu. These flashes from the mirror of memory can remind us and inspire us, especially in the midst of life's taxing telestial traffic jams, which can otherwise cause us to grow weary and faint in our minds. ~ Neal A Maxwell,
1424:In the past, when she’d looked at her reflection, she had still seen the little girl she’d once been; the woman in the mirror had still been an extension of her girlhood self. Now it was the future she saw. The wrinkles would deepen; her skin would sag; the lights of her eyes would dim. Her youth was fading, easing into the past. ~ Justin Cronin,
1425:Once the makeup is on, it's a collaborative process but it's pretty neat to have the makeup sort of speak to you when you look in the mirror and see how the face moves. For me, the personality comes through that makeup and that exploration of how it all looks and moves. You try to make it more unique than just a human with a mask on. ~ Dan Payne,
1426:Some might say I was seeing things, but the true optical illusion was in seeing others and oneself as undivided and whole, as if being in focus was more real than being out of focus. We thought our reflection in the mirror was who we truly were, when how we saw ourselves and how others saw us was often not the same. Likewise, ~ Viet Thanh Nguyen,
1427:...then I closed the mirror and stared at myself. I wondered, as I wondered so often when I was that age, who I was, and what exactly was looking at the face in the mirror. If the face I was looking at wasn't me, and I knew it wasn't, because I would still be me whatever happened to my face, then what was me? And what was watching? ~ Neil Gaiman,
1428:The world that spun from the web of her imagination was manifestly more real to [Patricia Highsmith] than what she saw before her. It was as if, like her fiction, she inhabited a paraxial region, and area which, like one of the working titles for Strangers on a Train, could be said to lie at 'The Other Side of the Mirror'. ~ Andrew Wilson,
1429:I just thought that a naked pregnant woman checking herself out would be so funny. I actually wish there was more of it. An actually, it was my idea to put it in, because I just remember being pregnant and just marveling at the hugeness of my body, like looking in the mirror from all angles. But that's something you do privately. ~ Jennifer Lopez,
1430:So sending him off to middle school like a lamb to the slaughter …,” Dad answered angrily, but he didn’t even finish his sentence because he saw me in the mirror looking up. “What’s a lamb to the slaughter?” I asked sleepily. “Go back to sleep, Auggie,” Dad said softly. “Everyone will stare at me at school,” I said, suddenly crying. ~ R J Palacio,
1431:Then Susan suggested a new dress. I reminded her that the Queen was very happy wearing her 1939 wardrobe, so why shouldn't I be? She said the Queen doesn't need to impress strangers - but I do. I felt like a traitor to crown and country; now decent woman has new clothes - but I forgot that the moment I saw myself in the mirror. ~ Mary Ann Shaffer,
1432:I have a crumble baby belly, boobs are worse for wear after two kids...I'm doing all right. I'm 33. I don't look in the mirror and go, "Oh, I look fantastic!". Of course I don't. Nobody is perfect. I just don't believe in perfection. But I do believe in saying, "This is who I am and look at me not being perfect!". I'm proud of that. ~ Kate Winslet,
1433:I talk to myself a lot, standing in front the mirror. Celie, I say, happiness was just a trick in your case. Just cause you never had any before Shug, you thought it was time to have some, and that it was gon last. Even thought you had the trees with you. The whole earth. The stars. But look at you. When Shug left, happiness desert. ~ Alice Walker,
1434:She was still glad she looked like Scully. He wasn't pretty either, but pretty people weren't the kind you need. Pretty people saw themselves in the mirror and were either too happy or too sad. People like Billie just shrugged and didn't care. She didn't want to turn into anyone pretty. Anyway, she had scars now, you only had to look. ~ Tim Winton,
1435:Many of Bonnard's later paintings are shot through with a powerful sense of morbidity. The self-portraits he painted after catching sight of himself in the various mirrors in the house - the mirror in the bathroom or the mirror in his bedroom, still lit from above by a single accusatory light bulb - are almost appallingly raw. ~ Andrew Graham Dixon,
1436:I always felt sorry for humans, spending so much time in front of the mirror. Fixing their hair, makeup, and clothes, mostly to impress others. Did they really see themselves in the mirror? Was it what they wanted to see? Did it make them feel good or bad? And mostly I wondered if they based their self-image on their reflected one. ~ Ellen Schreiber,
1437:Mirza Ghalib In Old Age
His eyesight failed him,
But in his soldier's hands,
Still held like a sword,
Was the mirror of couplets.
By every post came
Friends' verses to correct,
But his rosary-chain
Was a string of debts.
[From: Both Sides of the Sky] (anthology ed. by Eunice de Souza)
~ Arvind Krishna Mehrotra,
1438:The mirror was often used as a symbol of the vanity of woman. The moralizing, however, was mostly hypocritical.

You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, you put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting "Vanity", thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for your own pleasure. ~ John Berger,
1439:Neil had dyed his hair brown from time to time, but never this shade, never anywhere near this shade. This was his natural color, and those were his real eyes, and this was his father's face. The bandages and bruises weren't enough to disguise the man he'd seen in the mirror. Neil thought he'd throw up but he was too weak to manage it. ~ Nora Sakavic,
1440:The role of Charlie Eppes has changed me. I never imagined I would play a role like this. I lost some weight, grew my hair and now every woman in America over 40 wants to date me. It's their daughters I want to convince. The truth is all this talk makes me blush. Me, I look in the mirror and all I see is this Jewish kid from Queens. ~ David Krumholtz,
1441:As a teenager, I loved how I looked in the outfit of using drugs and exercising poor judgement. I had tried it on, spun around in the mirror, and decided I would choose this look, this image, this identity. But eventually and without realising it, the ability to choose had gone. I had become what at first I had only pretended to be. ~ Nadia Bolz Weber,
1442:In my later years I have looked in the mirror each day and found a happy person staring back. Occasionally I wonder why I can be so happy. The answer is that every day of my life I've worked only for myself and for the joy that comes from writing and creating. The image in my mirror is not optimistic, but the result of optimal behavior. ~ Ray Bradbury,
1443:The mirror had broken into millions of pieces and the wind blew them all over the world. If a person got a speck in their eye, the person would only see the ugly side of things from then on, but if a piece got in their blood and it reached their heart, it would freeze into a solid block of ice and they couldn't feel anything anymore ~ Isobelle Carmody,
1444:We then return our gaze to the mirror-boxed future-towns circling us-the hard drives of our culture, where the human tribe is making flesh its deepest needs and fears; teaching machines to think; accelerating the pace of obsolescence; designing new animals to replace the animals we've erased; value adding; reconstructing the future. ~ Douglas Coupland,
1445:You can't remove that layer of pain by just saying, "Okay, I'm not going to wallow in it." The only way to remove that layer of pain is to face what it says and to recognize it as the look in the mirror that it is, reflecting the things you did that you wish you hadn't done and the things you didn't do that you wish you had done. ~ Marianne Williamson,
1446:A pained, muffled cry escapes my swollen lips as I look at the broken girl in the mirror.

Her body is heavily bruised. There are marks all over her legs with specks of dried blood stuck to her skin. There are bruises around the base of her neck and on the tops of her arms.

She looks beyond broken. She looks destroyed. ~ Margaret McHeyzer,
1447:I took a breath and let it go
and suddenly the air was crisper
and my lungs lighter
and suddenly
there was him
saying my name
in different ways
and I catch myself throwing glances in the mirror,
seeing someone I don’t know
quite yet
but I can’t wait to,
and that is the start of everything. ~ Charlotte Eriksson,
1448:Like anybody, I like clothes, and I enjoy what I like to wear. We might have a difference in personal outfit choices. Some might not like it. But to judge someone because of their appearance is pretty foolish. If you have time to do that, I suggest you look at yourself in the mirror and spend more time developing yourself. Come on, it's 2013. ~ G Dragon,
1449:Then I stare at my face in the mirror for a minute or two, wondering if it feels like mine. In Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the dark count is invisible in mirrors and I often feel something similar is true of me too. I can’t feel any deep relationship between the face that is mine and the person I am. Like they’re two different things. I don’t ~ Harry Bingham,
1450:The Perfect Man is he for whom individuality is merely an external form, but whose inward reality conforms to the universe itself. He is “the copy of God,” in the words of al-Arabi’s greatest disciple, Abdul Karim al-Jili: he is the mirror in which the divine attributes are perfectly reflected; the medium through which God is made manifest. ~ Reza Aslan,
1451:unopened. When her son stands in the night outside her house, she goes to bed early. In the morning, she looks at his photograph, writes adoring letters to a long-defunct address. A spinster sees the face of the young man who loved her in the mirror of her bedroom, on the ceiling of the bakery, on the surface of the lake, in the sky. The ~ Alan Lightman,
1452:up and walked slowly to the mirror, and then she stood there with a broad smile, and a narrow river of tears gleaming on her face. He stood behind her, at a good distance. He wanted to leave her alone. This was her moment. “Oh God, Peter, it’s beautiful.” He laughed softly. “Not ‘it’s’ beautiful, silly girl. You’re beautiful. It is you, ~ Danielle Steel,
1453:But Arin saw Kestrel as she had been last night before the ball. How her hair had been a spill of low light over his palms. He had threaded desire into the braids, had wanted her to sense it even as he dreaded that she would. He had met her eyes in the mirror and didn’t know, couldn’t tell, her feelings. He only knew the fire of his own. ~ Marie Rutkoski,
1454:(P)eople live their whole lives shut in by walls. Reality stands before them, yet they do not see it, because what you call real is just the image of your expectations. Your project the same images everywhere you go. They blind you; they keep you chained to the past, but your greatest fear is that one day the mirror will show you reality. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1455:focused on your image in the mirror a few moments longer, and say to yourself, “Whatever my defects or imperfections, I accept myself unreservedly and completely.” Stay focused, breathe deeply, and say this over and over again for a minute or two without rushing the process. Allow yourself to experience fully the meaning of your words. ~ Nathaniel Branden,
1456:I blinked and wiped my hand over my face. My fingers came back damp. I glanced across the room and saw my reflection in the mirror, hair snarled, mascara running, face streaked with tears.

"Yep, you look like shit," Adam said. "And I took plenty of pictures, which I will keep until an appropriate opportunity for blackmail arises. ~ Kelley Armstrong,
1457:I think that there are so many women who understand nothing about clothes and they should try and understand themselves before they start putting on disguises: they should stand in front of the mirror for a day, two days or three, and find out what they have which is beautiful, interesting: what they should show: hair, neck, arms, or hands. ~ Sonia Rykiel,
1458:Are you becoming more sweet-spirited, more like Jesus? Are you looking soberly in the mirror each day and praying, ‘Lord, I want to conform to Your image in every area of my life’? Or has your bitterness taken root, turning into rebellion and hardness of heart? Have you learned to shield yourself from the convicting voice of God’s Spirit? ~ David Wilkerson,
1459:Did you know when you look in the mirror, you’re actually seeing a slightly younger version of yourself?” “Is that so?” she mumbles, her eyes darting to the next table, which is piled high with cheap makeup that looks half-used. “Yes. It has to do with the time it takes light to travel between the mirror and the person standing in front of it. ~ Wendy Mass,
1460:Every morning you put on your clothes to cover your nakedness and protect your body from inclement weather. Why don't you also clothe your soul with the garment of faith? Remember each morning the truths of your creed, and look at yourself in the mirror of your faith. Otherwise, your soul will soon be naked with the nakedness of oblivion. ~ Saint Augustine,
1461:I put my head against the cold glass of the mirror, fighting the sudden terror that threatened to knock us back to the floor. The trick was to keep breathing, to keep moving. Nothing else mattered. Run long and hard enough, and perhaps while you’re running you might actually come up with a plan. But nothing mattered if you were already dead. ~ Kate Griffin,
1462:Snow Speaks to the Mirror

My nose is smudged,
my hair in tangles.
I do not like
myself at angles.
Skin's not clear,
eyes all red.
Another hour
in my bed
would be a gift,
would feel real nice.
But can I trust
your strange advice?
Don't be daft.
I won't be guided
by a glass
that's so one-sided. ~ Jane Yolen,
1463:The house, the pond, the tree—it was all both overwhelmingly familiar and different from what she remembered—smaller and shabbier, somehow. It was like waking up to find that your reflection in the mirror had aged overnight, or had sprouted a new mole: You were forced to admit that things changed, whether you gave them permission to or not. ~ Lauren Oliver,
1464:Beautiful is he who recognizes what is truly beautiful even if the surface is ugly. Truthful is he who says what is true even if the truth is ugly. Ugly is he who measures beauty by its exterior without first weighing the interior. And ugly is the man who judges harshly what he sees looking out without first judging what he sees in the mirror. ~ Suzy Kassem,
1465:If you put a little pin in the middle and you make a little space, a little circle, then the nature of the mirror shines through. So now you know the mind is not dust, that behind that dust there is this mirror-like nature of the mind, and if it's a big enough hole, you might be so transfixed by the hole you don't notice the rest of the dust. ~ Tenzin Palmo,
1466:Imagine looking in the mirror and not knowing who you are. An empty face staring back. No one. We rarely think about how much air is around us until we can’t breathe. We always imagine what it would be like to be someone else, but when we do so, it’s with the guise that beneath it all, we know who we really are. Take that away, and who are we? ~ Tal M Klein,
1467:I swear, since seeing Your face,
the whole world is fraud and fantasy
The garden is bewildered as to what is leaf
or blossom. The distracted birds
can't distinguish the birdseed from the snare.

A house of love with no limits,
a presence more beautiful than venus or the moon,
a beauty whose image fills the mirror of the heart. ~ Rumi,
1468:I went through a very hairy period. I had a movie where I was going to play Walt Whitman that fell through. At the time, I had grown this huge beard and very long hair. But then, the movie got canceled, I had some other parts, and I currently have very short hair. So, when I look in the mirror, I don't know who I am exactly. It's interesting. ~ Jeff Bridges,
1469:This autobiography of mine is a mirror, and I am looking at myself in it all the time. Incidentally I notice the people that pass along at my back - I get glimpses of them in the mirror - and whenever they say or do anything that can help advertise me and flatter me and raise me in my own estimation, I set these things down in my autobiography. ~ Mark Twain,
1470:My appearance hadn’t changed much, besides the hair. But I saw something so much different in the mirror. I was with an amazing woman. I was trying to find a way into Brooklyn’s life. I was now one-third owner of one of New York’s hottest, most successful clubs. It was worth. I saw a shred of worth looking back at me in my reflection. - Kane ~ Brenda Rothert,
1471:She stared at herself in the mirror. Her eyes were dark, almost black, filled with pain. She'd let someone do that to her. She'd known all along she felt things too deeply. She became attached. She didn't want a lover who could walk away from her, because she could never do that - love someone completely and survive intact if her left her. ~ Christine Feehan,
1472:When I was in high school, all my friends said they were going to be writers. And I thought, How come you get to be a writer, and I don’t? I thought WRITER was written on their foreheads and they saw it when they looked in the mirror, and I sure didn’t see it when I looked in the mirror.
I always thought of writing as holy. I still do. ~ Deborah Eisenberg,
1473:What you really have to know is one: yourself. And the only way you can know that one is in the mirror of the others. And the only way you can see into the mirror of the others is by love or its opposite—by profound emotion. Certainly not by curiosity—by dancing around asking, looking, making notes. You have to live relationships to know. ~ Archibald MacLeish,
1474:While the joke goes that every senator looks in the mirror each morning and sees a potential occupant of the Oval Office, senators do have automatic fund-raising bases and little difficulty attracting the spotlight. Still, since 1960, only two — John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts and Barack Obama of Illinois — have risen directly to the White House. ~ Anonymous,
1475:As I was looking at myself in the bathroom mirror, it occurred to me that if all else failed, a man could at least kiss himself, and I stared in to the mirror, conjuring up the memory of the couple in the film. I couldn't get the image of their lips out of my mind. But by now I'd realised I'd not even be kissing myself; I'd be kissing the mirror. ~ Orhan Pamuk,
1476:We all lie. We all guard secrets—sometimes terrible ones—a side to us so dark, so shameful, that we quickly avert our own eyes from the shadow we might glimpse in the mirror. Instead we lock our dark halves deep in the basement of our souls. And on the surface of our lives, we work industriously to shape the public story of our selves . . . ~ Loreth Anne White,
1477:death holds up an all-seeing mirror, ‘the mirror of past actions’, to our eyes, in which the consequences of all our negative and positive actions are clearly seen and there is a weighing of our past actions in the light of their consequences, the balance of which will determine the kind of existence or mental state we are being driven to enter. ~ Padmasambhava,
1478:He had to clap his hands to his mouth to stop himself from screaming. He whirled around. His heart was pounding far more furiously than when the book had screamed — for he had seen not only himself in the mirror, but a whole crowd of people standing right behind him. But the room was empty. Breathing very fast, he turned slowly back to the mirror. ~ J K Rowling,
1479:I'm willing to risk it to see the world through your eyes, Elene. I want to know you. I want to be worthy of you. I want to look in the mirror and like who I see. I don't know what's next, but I know I want to face it with you. Elene, I'm not asking you to fuck. But maybe someday, I'll earn the right to ask you for something more permanent. - Kylar ~ Brent Weeks,
1480:I used to stand in front of the mirror in my bedroom. I shared a bedroom - like a lot of people in my era, in my neighborhood - with my two brothers and an uncle. And I'd stand there in front of the mirror over the dresser and I would practice: meek young men grow up in libraries, believing it their duty to accept the views of Cicero, Bacon and Baba. ~ Joe Biden,
1481:The whiskey warmed his tongue and the back of his throat, but it did not change his ideas any, and suddenly, looking at himself in the mirror behind the bar, he knew that drinking was never going to do any good to him now. Whatever he had now he had, and it was from now on, and if he drank himself unconscious when he woke up it would be there. ~ Ernest Hemingway,
1482:But the thing about depression is that it doesn’t create bad thoughts, it amplifies and distorts them. Depression doesn’t make me look in the mirror and see a girl who’s overweight and has too-wide hips and pudgy cheeks. Those thoughts are already there. Depression just cranks up the volume on them so loud that I can’t hear anything else. ~ Shaun David Hutchinson,
1483:Her heartbeat began to pound faster. Thirteen’s eyes were sweeping over her body. A slow, deliberate glance. “Can he—can he see through the mirror?” His gaze felt like a hot touch on her skin.

“Of course not” was Dr. Wyatt’s instant response. The doc sounded annoyed with her.

Her shoulders relaxed.
Subject Thirteen smiled.
Damn. ~ Cynthia Eden,
1484:I looked in the mirror again. I wasn’t even sure I could get the cap on over the fluff. “Maybe we went a little overboard.”
“Trust me. We didn’t.”
I wasn’t so sure, though, when we walked into the kitchen where Dad was giving Jason pointers on driving in the rain, as though Raglan offered challenges he might never have encountered before. ~ Rachel Hawthorne,
1485:Afterward their ghosts played, yet both of them hoped from their souls never to meet. Was it the infinite sadness of her eyes that drew him or the mirror of himself that he found in the gorgeous clarity of her mind? She will have no other adventure like Amory, and if she reads this she will say: "And Amory will have no other adventure like me. ~ F Scott Fitzgerald,
1486:I'm willing to risk it to see the world through you're eyes, Elene. I want to know you. I want to be worthy of you. I want to look in the mirror and like who I see. I don't know what's next, but I know I want to face it with you. Elene, I'm not asking you to fuck. But maybe someday, I'll earn the right to ask you for something more permanent. - Kylar ~ Brent Weeks,
1487:It would be a healthy exercise for every politician to look in the mirror every morning and remind himself that he holds office only because, in a two-man race against another mediocrity, a modest majority of those half-informed people who imagined that their votes mattered reckoned that he was the lesser evil. And they weren't too sure about that. ~ Joseph Sobran,
1488:The very aim of meditation is firstly subjugation of the mind, so that it can no longer be an obstacle to a clear vision of the Supreme cliché. Secondly, it is the full silencing of that mind, so that consciousness becomes similar to the mirror-like surface of a quiet lake or pool. I can see the real Reflection of Truth in it then, but not otherwise. ~ Mouni Sadhu,
1489:Believer in Jesus, can you gaze upon Him without tears, as He stands before you the mirror of agonizing love? He is at once fair as the lily for innocence, and red as the rose with the crimson of His own blood. As we feel the sure and blessed healing which His stripes have wrought in us, does not our heart melt at once with love and grief? ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
1490:I looked up at myself in the mirror of my trailer. I had just had the most horrible conversation of my life, and the very last conversation I would ever have with my tormentor. I was free of him at last. I wonder what he would have done had he known that during that conversation, I was wearing high heels, a bra and panties, and a full face of makeup. ~ Alan Cumming,
1491:Girls of all kinds can be beautiful - from the thin, plus-sized, short, very tall, ebony to porcelain-skinned; the quirky, clumsy, shy, outgoing and all in between. It's not easy though because many people still put beauty into a confining, narrow box...Think outside of the box...Pledge that you will look in the mirror and find the unique beauty in you. ~ Tyra Banks,
1492:I sit in the sink (while applying makeup). I do. I've broken more sinks...I sit in the sink, on top of a big square sink in my bathroom with my feet in the basin so I'm very close to the mirror with the good light, and I'm very comfortable. I also manage to put my two phones in the sink so that nothing, but nothing, could get me out of there. ~ Diane von Furstenberg,
1493:Never, however, do I take shortcuts. There is not path of least resistance in my training. What I do equates to hard manual labor, disciplined grunt work. Once you permit yourself to compromise, you fail yourself. You might be able to fool some people, but you can never fool yourself. Your toughest critic is the one you face every morning in the mirror. ~ Dean Karnazes,
1494:When, after a long life, it falls out
That he takes on a form he had sought
And every word carved in stone
Grows its hoarfrost, what then? Torches
Of Dionysian choruses in the dark mountains
From when he comes. And half of the sky
With its snaky clouds. A mirror before him.
In the mirror the already severed, perishing
Thing.
~ Czes aw Mi osz,
1495:When I look in the mirror I see my face, my blue eyes, black hair, and strong jaw. But I don’t recognize the figures staring back at me. Something inside me has changed, grown darker, colder. My wolf rages inside, constantly fighting me for control. I know I mustn’t give in. For if I do, chaos will come crashing down around us, along with lifeless bodies. ~ Chanda Hahn,
1496:We were innocent enough to think that our lives were what we thought they were, that if we pieced all of the facts about ourselves together they'd form an image that made sense—that looked like us when we looked in the mirror, that looked like our living rooms and our kitchens and the people who raised us—instead of revealing all the things we didn't know. ~ Nina LaCour,
1497:We were innocent enough to think that our lives were what we thought they were, that if we pieced all of the facts about ourselves together they’d form an image that made sense—that looked like us when we looked in the mirror, that looked like our living rooms and our kitchens and the people who raised us—instead of revealing all the things we didn’t know. ~ Nina LaCour,
1498:My head aches, my eyes burn, my arms and legs have given up, and my face in the mirror has a grayish cast. The bed, across the room, calls in its unmistakable lover's croon, Come to me, come, only I can make you truly happy, oh, how happy I'll make you, don't resist, remember how you moan with pleasure the instant we touch.....

Laura Acosta ~ Lynne Sharon Schwartz,
1499:There was Layla in the fullness of her lips, Lulu in the thick waves of her hair, Lu Xin in the intensity of her hazel eyes, Lucia in their twinkle. She was not alone. Maybe she never would be alone again. There, in the mirror, was every incarnation of Lucinda staring back at her and wondering, "What is to become of us? What about our history, and our love? ~ Lauren Kate,
1500:...We recognize that smile when we see it in the mirror, or on the faces of our friends, at weddings, anniversaries, christenings, or ordinary afternoons. It's the smile of a man realizing he is no longer a kid, and although he has no idea how it happened, he's pretty sure it would make a cool story if he ever gets a spare minute to piece it all together. ~ Rob Sheffield,

IN CHAPTERS [157/157]



   63 Poetry
   20 Integral Yoga
   14 Philosophy
   13 Fiction
   12 Occultism
   8 Psychology
   7 Yoga
   7 Christianity
   4 Baha i Faith
   3 Sufism
   3 Mysticism
   1 Thelema
   1 Science
   1 Mythology
   1 Integral Theory
   1 Alchemy


   12 The Mother
   9 Jorge Luis Borges
   8 Satprem
   7 Sri Ramakrishna
   7 H P Lovecraft
   6 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   6 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   5 Rainer Maria Rilke
   5 Plotinus
   5 John Keats
   5 Carl Jung
   4 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   4 Sri Aurobindo
   4 Jalaluddin Rumi
   4 Baha u llah
   3 William Butler Yeats
   3 Li Bai
   3 Jordan Peterson
   3 Farid ud-Din Attar
   2 William Wordsworth
   2 Solomon ibn Gabirol
   2 Saint John of Climacus
   2 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   2 Lucretius
   2 Jorge Luis Borges
   2 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
   2 Ibn Arabi
   2 Hafiz
   2 Friedrich Nietzsche
   2 Franz Bardon
   2 Al-Ghazali
   2 Aleister Crowley


   7 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   7 Lovecraft - Poems
   6 Shelley - Poems
   5 Talks
   5 Rilke - Poems
   5 Keats - Poems
   5 Borges - Poems
   4 Mysterium Coniunctionis
   4 Labyrinths
   3 Yeats - Poems
   3 Rumi - Poems
   3 Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02
   3 Maps of Meaning
   3 Li Bai - Poems
   2 Wordsworth - Poems
   2 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   2 The Secret Doctrine
   2 The Practice of Magical Evocation
   2 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   2 The Book of Certitude
   2 The Alchemy of Happiness
   2 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   2 Selected Fictions
   2 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   2 Of The Nature Of Things
   2 Hafiz - Poems
   2 Faust
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   2 Agenda Vol 02


0.00 - INTRODUCTION, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
   On the appointed day, in the small hours of the morning, a fire was lighted in the Panchavati. Totapuri and Sri Ramakrishna sat before it. The flame played on their faces. "Ramakrishna was a small brown man with a short beard and beautiful eyes, long dark eyes, full of light, obliquely set and slightly veiled, never very wide open, but seeing half-closed a great distance both outwardly and inwardly. His mouth was open over his white teeth in a bewitching smile, at once affectionate and mischievous. Of medium height, he was thin to emaciation and extremely delicate. His temperament was high-strung, for he was supersensitive to all the winds of joy and sorrow, both moral and physical. He was indeed a living reflection of all that happened before the Mirror of his eyes, a two-sided mirror, turned both out and in." (Romain Rolland, Prophets of the New India, pp. 38-9.) Facing him, the other rose like a rock. He was very tall and robust, a sturdy and tough oak. His constitution and mind were of iron. He was the strong leader of men.
   In the burning flame before him Sri Ramakrishna performed the rituals of destroying his attachment to relatives, friends, body, mind, sense-organs, ego, and the world. The leaping flame swallowed it all, making the initiate free and pure. The sacred thread and the tuft of hair were consigned to the fire, completing his severance from caste, sex, and society. Last of all he burnt in that fire, with all that is holy as his witness, his desire for enjoyment here and hereafter. He uttered the sacred mantras giving assurance of safety and fearlessness to all beings, who were only manifestations of his own Self. The rites completed, the disciple received from the guru the loin-cloth and ochre robe, the emblems of his new life.

0.00 - The Book of Lies Text, #The Book of Lies, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
         tion: the Mirror of the Sun and of the Heart.
               The Third Triad

0 1959-10-06 - Sri Aurobindos abode, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   And Sri Aurobindo was there, with a majesty, a magnificent beauty. He had all his beautiful hair as before. It was all so concrete, so substantialhe was even being served some kind of food. I remained there for one hour (I had looked at my watch before and I looked at it afterwards). I spoke to Sri Aurobindo, for I had some important questions to ask him about the way certain things are to be realized. He said nothing. He listened to me quietly and looked at me as if all my words were useless: he understood everything at once. And he answered me with a gesture and two expressions on his face, an unexpected gesture that did not at all correspond to any thought of mine; for example, he picked up three combs that were lying near the Mirror (combs similar to those I use here, but larger) and he put them in his hair. He planted one comb in the middle of his head and the two others on each side, as if to gather all his hair over his temples. He was literally COIFFED with these three combs, which gave him a kind of crown. And I immediately understood that by this he meant that he was adopting my conception: You see, I embrace your conception of things, and I coif myself with it; it is my will. Anyway, I remained there for one hour.
   And when I awoke, I didnt have this feeling of returning from afar and of having to re-enter my body, as I usually do. No, it was simply as though I were in this other world, then I took a step backwards and found myself here again. It took me a good half an hour to understand that this world here existed as much as the other and that I was no longer on the other side but here, in the world of falsehood. I had forgotten everythingpeople, things, what I had to do; everything had gone, as if it had no reality at all.

0 1961-10-02, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   If you give it to me to read when its all finished, as you did with the other one [LOrpailleur], thats how it will be received; it wont pass through the mind at all. It will be reflected in the Mirror and from the Mirror it will go above. Thats the way I saw the other book, and I was shown many things about you I hadnt known. So you can do it either way; I mean you can use the Mirror before finishing the booknot for what I may think of it, because that has no importance at all, but for the effect it might have on your work. Its up to you.
   Its not quite ready. I still have a lot to correct.

0 1961-12-20, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   For example, the importance of the departure2: how he was present the whole time I was away; how he guided my entire life in Japan; how. Of course, it would be seen in the Mirror of my own experience, but it would be Sri Aurobindonot me, not my reactions: him; but through my experience because thats all I can speak of.
   There would be interesting things even for.

0 1964-11-12, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I mentioned (not with so many details) the fact to the doctor, not in the hope that he would know, but because (its amusing) when I speak to him, he tries to understand, of course, and then there is the Mirror of his mental knowledge, and in that mirror, sometimes I find the key! (Laughing) You understand, the scientific key of whats going on.
   As a matter of fact, it was after I spoke to him (I mentioned it to him as a sort of dizzy spell) that I was able to perceive precisely those routes. I wondered if it wasnt the projection on a magnifying screen of phenomena taking place between different brain cells? Because those sorts of dizzy spells always follow (today there hasnt been anything at all), they always follow a moment or a day of intense aspiration for the transformation of the brain. It may be that. You know, all those brain cells in there are hitched together, and if those hitchings are disturbed, generally people become deranged; and it gave me the impression of a magnifying projection enabling me to follow the connections established between certain brain cells, so that the functioning may not be the automatic, semiconscious functioning of the old state anymore and the brain may truly become the instrument of the higher Force. Because the formula of my aspiration is always, Lord, take possession of this brain, and its always after this intense aspiration that those kinds of phenomena occur. So it is to prepare the brain to be the direct expression of the higher Force.

0 1967-11-22, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I mean that when I am shaving in front of the Mirror, if, within myself I dont apply the mantra or an aspiration from the heart, well, its an inert chunk shaving, and on top of it the physical mind keeps running. But if I apply a mantra or a mental will
   No! Its THE BODY that ends up saying the mantra spontaneously! So spontaneously that even if you happen to be thinking of something else, your body will be saying the mantra. Dont you have that experience?

0 1972-03-25, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I see it but. I saw it exactly as you see yourself, I didnt even look at myself in the Mirror. And I had a sort of veil, which I wore to cover myself.
   It was my way of being (there was nothing surprising in it), my natural way of being.

03.08 - The Standpoint of Indian Art, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   India art is not in truth unreal and unnatural, though it may so appear to the eye of the ordinary man or to an eye habituated to the classical tradition of European art. Indian art, too, does hold the Mirror up to Nature; but it is a different kind of Nature, not altogether this outward Nature that the mere physical eye envisages. All art is human creation; it is man's review of Nature; but the particular type of art depends upon the particular 'view-point that the artist takes for his survey. The classical artist surveys his field with the physical eye, from a single point of observation and at a definite angle; it is this which gives him the sine qua non of his artistic composition, anatomy and perspective. And the genius of the artist lies very much in the selection of a vantage ground from which his survey would throw into relief all the different parts of the objective in the order and gradation desired; to this vantage ground the entire construction is organicallyone could even say, in this case, geometricallycorrelated.
   Indian art, too, possesses a perspective and an anatomy; it, too, has a focus of observation which governs and guides the composition, in the ensemble and in detail. Only, it is not the physical eye, but an inner vision, not the angle given by the retina, but the angle of a deeper perception or consciousness. To understand the difference, let us ask ourselves a simple question: when we call back to memory a landscape, how does the picture form itself in the mind? Certainly, it is not an exact photograph of the scenery observed. We cannot, even if we try, re-form in memory the objects in the shape, colour and relative positions they had when they appeared to the physical eye. In the picture represented to the mind's eye, some objects loom large, others are thrown into the background and others again do not figure at all; the whole scenery is reshuffled and rearranged in deference to the stress of the mind's interest. Even the structure and build of each object undergoes a change; it does not faithfully re-copy Nature, but gives the mind's version of it, aggrandizing certain parts, suppressing others, reshaping and recolouring the whole aspect, metamorphosing the very contour into something that may not be "natural" or anatomical figure at all. Only we are not introspective enough to observe this phenomenon of the mind's alchemy; we think we are representing with perfect exactitude in the imagination whatever is presented to the senses, whereas in fact we do nothing of the kind; our idea that we do it is a pure illusion.

05.05 - Man the Prototype, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   The essential appearance of Man is, as we have said, the prototype of the actual man. That is to say, the actual man is a projection, even though a somewhat disfigured projection, of the original form; yet there is an essential similarity of pattern, a commensurability between the two. The winged angels, the cherubs and seraphs are reputed to be ideal figures of beauty, but they are nothing akin to the Prototype, they belong to a different line of emanation, other than that of the human being. We may have some idea of what it is like by taking recourse to the distinction that Greek philosophers used to make between the formal and the material cause of things. The prototype is the formal reality hidden and imbedded in the material reality of an object. The essential form is made of the original configuration of primary vibrations that later on consolidate and become a compact mass, arriving finally at its end physico-chemical composition. A subtle yet perfect harmony of vibrations forming a living whole is what the prototype essentially is. An artist perhaps is in a better position to understand what we have been labouring to describe. The artist's eye is not confined to the gross physical form of an object, even the most realistic artist does not hold up the Mirror to Nature in that sense: he goes behind and sees the inner contour, the subtle figuration that underlies the external volume and mass. It is that that is beautiful and harmonious and significant, and it is that which the artist endeavours to bring out and fix in a system or body of lines and colours. That inner form is not the outer visible form and still it is that form fundamentally, essentially. It is that and it is not that. We may add another analogy to illustrate the point. Pythagoras, for example, spoke of numbers being realities, the real realities of all sensible objects. He was evidently referring to the basic truth in each individual and this truth appeared to him as a number, the substance and relation that remain of an object when everything concrete and superficial is extractedor abstractedout of it. A number to him is a quality, a vibration, a quantum of wave-particles, in the modern scientific terminology, a norm. The human prototype can be conceived as something of the category of the Pythagorean number.
   The conception of the Purusha at the origin of things, as the very source of things, so familiar to the Indian tradition, gives this high primacy to the human figure. We know also of the cosmic godhead cast in man's mouldalthough with multiple heads and feetvisioned and hymned by sages and seers. The gods themselves seem to possess a human frame. The Upanishads say that once upon a time the gods looked about for a proper body to dwell in, they were disappointed with all others; it is only when the human form was presented that they exclaimed, This is indeed a perfect form, a perfect form indeed. All that indicates the feeling and perception that there is something eternal and transcendent in the human body-frame.

07.04 - The Triple Soul-Forces, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Then will I give to thee the Mirror of God;
  Thou shalt see self and world as by him they are seen

07.39 - The Homogeneous Being, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   You have to find out in you a seat of consciousness, a signpost firmly planted, deep inside, which is at the same time a mirror. All things, all happenings must pass in front of the Mirror; they will be reflected there in their true nature, exactly as they are in their truth and not as they appear or pretend to be. And according to their nature and quality you are to give them places around; the signpost will show where each has to go for its place. the Mirror will judge and test each sentiment, each impulse, each sensation that comes up. If it is pleasant, if it is luminous, if it is what it should be, give it a place near the centre. If on the other hand, it is grey, obscure, doubtful, put it away, farther off. If, by chance, any of the unpleasant elements has forced its way up and occupied a near seat, you must warn it sternly and remove it and give it its appropriate seat; when it has recognised itself, changed itself, then only can it be allowed a place within a nearer ring. It is in this way that you should arrange and group all the elements of your being, according to the value and quality of each one around the central consciousness. That is how you organise your being. You build up a pattern of concentric rings, the nearer the ring to the centre, the purer must be the elements that compose it and therefore of greater value and significance. If you can arrange in this way all the parts and parcels of your being around the psychic centre, each in its own place according to its role and function and all turned towards the central consciousness and inspired and moved by it and there is no element which strikes a discordant note, then you have the perfect homogeneity of your nature.
   It is a very interesting exercise in which you can engage yourself. If you take it up and follow it regularly and assiduously, you will amuse yourself immensely and with profit. Time will never hang heavy, it will bear golden fruits. At the end, say of two or three years, you will see, if you look back, how much you have changed; you wonder how you could have thought or acted as you did. You find yourself a considerably changed personality. You can start the experiment from today itself and see how life becomes more and more amusing, interesting and significant.

1.00 - PREFACE - DESCENSUS AD INFERNOS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  irritable, and little, in every sense of the word. I was faced, in consequence, with the Mirror image of the
  problem I encountered on the college board: I could not admire many of the individuals who believed the

1.01 - Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious, #The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  43 True, whoever looks into the Mirror of the water will see
  first of all his own face. Whoever goes to himself risks a con-
  frontation with himself. the Mirror does not flatter, it faith-
  fully shows whatever looks into it; namely, the face we never
  --
  mask of the actor. But the Mirror lies behind the mask and
  shows the true face.

1.01 - On knowledge of the soul, and how knowledge of the soul is the key to the knowledge of God., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  The most wonderful thing of all is, that there is a window in the heart from whence it surveys the world. This is called the invisible world, the world of intelligence, [23] or the spiritual world. People in general look only at the visible world, which is called also the present world, the sensible world and the material world; their knowledge of it also is trivial and limited. And there is also a window in the heart from whence it surveys the intelligible world. There are two arguments to prove that there are such windows in the heart. One of the arguments is derived from dreams. When an individual goes to sleep, these windows remain open and the individual is able to perceive events which will befall him from the invisible world or from the hidden table of decrees,1 and the result corresponds exactly with the vision. Or he sees a similitude, and those who are skilled in the science of interpretation of dreams understand the meaning. But the explanation of this science of interpretation would be too long for this treatise. The heart resembles a pure mirror, you must know, in this particular, that when a man falls asleep, when his senses are closed, and when the heart, free and pure from blameable affections, is confronted with the preserved tablet, then the tablet reflects upon the heart the real states and hidden forms inscribed upon it. In that state the heart sees most wonderful forms and combinations. But when the heart is not free from impurity, or when, on waking, it busies itself with things of sense, the side towards the tablet will be obscured, and it can view nothing. For, although in sleep the senses are blunted, the imaginative faculty is not, but preserves the forms reflected upon the Mirror of the heart. But as the perception does not take place by means of the external senses, but only in the imagination, the heart does not see them with absolute clearness, but sees only a phantom. But in death, as the senses are completely separated and the veil of the body is removed, the heart can contemplate the invisible [24] world and its hidden mysteries, without a veil, just as lightning or the celestial rays impress the external eye.
  The second proof of the existence of these windows in the heart, is that no individual is destitute of these spiritual susceptibilities and of the faculty of thought and reflection. For instance every individual knows by inspiration, things which he has neither seen nor heard, though he knows not from whence or by what means he understands them. Still, notwithstanding the heart belongs to the invisible world, so long as it is absorbed in the contemplation of the sensible world, it is shut out and restrained from contemplating the invisible and spiritual world.

1.03 - THE GRAND OPTION, #The Future of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  Let us study ourselves in the Mirror of other living forms. What do
  we see?

1.04 - BOOK THE FOURTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  But in the Mirror of his polish'd shield
  Reflected saw Medusa slumbers take,

1.04 - On blessed and ever-memorable obedience, #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  Let your conscience be the Mirror of your obedience, and it is enough.
  Those living in silence subject to a father, have only demons working against them. But those living in a community struggle with demons and human beings. The former, being always under the eyes of the master, keep his commands more strictly; but the latter, on account of his absence, break them to some extent. However, those who are careful and industrious more than make up for this failing by enduring collisions and knocks, and win double crowns.

1.04 - On Knowledge of the Future World., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  We come now, beloved, to the third fire, the fire of separation from the divine beauty, and of despair of attaining everlasting felicity. The cause of this fire, is that conduct and stupidity which led the individual, while in the world, not to acquire a knowledge of God, to neglect purifying the Mirror of his heart from the consuming cares ot the world and from the rust of sensual pleasures, and to omit those austerities and exertions by which his blamable inclinations and dispositions might be changed to laudable ones. The individual did not act in accordance with the tradition which says, "Acquire a character resembling the character of God," and by means of which he might have been worthy of the vision of the beauty of the Lord, and of being received at the king's court. The heart which is full of the love of the world, and of the rust of worldly cares and transgressions, will see nothing in the future world, must be shut out from all kinds of felicity and will rise blind at the resurrection. Our refuge is in God !
  An illustration of this fire of reprobation and banishment may be found in this world, by supposing that a company travelling by night should come into a valley that was very stony, and as they went on their way, they should hear a voice calling out, "Take good heed and carry away with you an abundance of these stones; you [94] will have occasion to use them at some future time." Some of those who heard the voice, exercised prudence, and carried off as many stones as they could; others for the sake of saving themselves trouble, carried off only a few. Others still, did not carry away any, saying, "it is folly to take pains and trouble for the sake of an advantage that is future and prospective : indeed it is not clear that there will be any advantage at all." Besides, they treated as stupid and foolish those who did carry any away, and said, "look at those insane people, who, from pure cupidity and craving for what is impossible, load themselves down like asses, and give themselves useless pains. We are the comfortable ones, who go on our way free, joyful and without concern for the future." When the light of day dawned, they saw that all the stones were invaluable rubies and sapphires, each one of which was worth at least three thousand drachms of silver. Then those who had brought away stones, exclaimed, "alas! that we were not able to bring away any more." But those who had brought away nothing and had traveled with comfort and ease, were overwhelmed with the fire of reprobation; they strike their heads upon the ground with the energy of remorse, and are filled with sighs and lamentations. Those who had brought away stones, arrived at the city whither they had been going, and bought estates and slaves, jewels and rich and pleasant eatables and all kinds of raiment, and gave themselves up to banqueting and enjoyment, while those who had not brought away any stones, became so hungry, destitute and naked, that they went about desiring to perform for them some kind of service. But when they begged of them either food or drink, they said, in accordance with what God says in his ancient word. "The dwellers in fire shall call out to the inhabitants of Paradise, 'pour out upon us a little of your water and of the enjoyments God has bestowed upon you.'" They will answer, "God has forbidden [95] the unbelievers either."1 "No, we shall give you nothing, for God has prohibited you from having anything. Yesterday you were laughing at us, to-day we laugh at you: as God declares in his eternal word, 'If you mock at us, we will in our turn mock at you, as ye have mocked at us.'"2

1.04 - THE APPEARANCE OF ANOMALY - CHALLENGE TO THE SHARED MAP, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  and evolution of the limited subject who serves creation as the Mirror of God. In the mythic world, the
  very existence of experience past, present and future appears dependent upon experience of the spatially

1.05 - Hsueh Feng's Grain of Rice, #The Blue Cliff Records, #Yuanwu Keqin, #Zen
  In the Mirror of Ts'ao Ch'i, a absolutely no dust.
  **Come smash the Mirror and I will meet with
  you; you must first smash it.*
  --
  "In the Mirror of Ts'ao Ch'i, absolutely no dust." Quite a
  few people say that a stilled mind is the Mirror itself. Fortu
  nately, this has nothing to do with it; if you're only concerned

1.05 - Some Results of Initiation, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
   thought from its center. This inner perception must then be translated in the right way. The qualities of the soul appear likewise as in a mirror. A wish directed toward an outer object appears as a form moving toward the person wishing. Passions residing in the lower part of human nature can assume animal forms or similar shapes that hurl themselves against the individual. In reality, these passions are headed outward; they seek satisfaction in the outer world, but this striving outward appears in the Mirrored reflection as an attack on the individual from whom they proceed.
  If the student, before attaining insight into higher worlds, has learned by quiet and sincere self-observation to realized the qualities and the defects of his own character, he will then, at the moment when his own inner self confronts him as a mirrored image, find strength and courage to conduct himself in the right way. People who have failed to test themselves in this way, and are insufficiently acquainted with their own inner self, will not recognize themselves in their own mirrored image and will mistake it for an alien reality. Or they may become alarmed at the vision

1.05 - THE HOSTILE BROTHERS - ARCHETYPES OF RESPONSE TO THE UNKNOWN, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  the beautiful youth paralyzed by the Mirror-reflection of himself and hence unable to love. Mythologists very early
  made Narcissus a type of the fall of Adam, as Adam, like Narcissus, identified himself with his own parodyreflection in a lower world. Pauls conception of Christ as the second Adam makes Christ the double of the

1.06 - Quieting the Vital, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  When a sailor needs to take his ship's bearing, he does not use his love of the sea to do so, but a sextant, and he makes quite sure that the Mirror is clean. If our mirror is not clean, we can never see the reality of things or people, because everywhere we will meet only the reflection of our own desires or fears, the echo of our own turmoil, not only in this world but in all the other worlds, in waking, in sleep, and in death. In order to see, we need to stop being in the center of the picture. The seeker will therefore need to discriminate between those elements that blur his vision and those that clarify it; such will be the essence of his "morality."
  Habit of Response The first thing the seeker will detect in his vital exploration is a part of the mind whose only role seems to be to give form, and justification,

1.06 - THE MASTER WITH THE BRAHMO DEVOTEES, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  One cannot see one's face in a mirror if the Mirror is covered with dirt.
  "After the purification of the heart one obtains divine love. Then one sees God, through His grace. One can teach others if one receives that comm and from God after seeing Him. Before that one should not 'lecture'. There is a song that says: You have set up no image here,

1.06 - WITCHES KITCHEN, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  (FAUST gazes continually in the Mirror. MEPHISTOPHELES,
  stretching himself out on the settle, and playing with the
  --
  FAUST (before the Mirror)
  Woe's me! I fear to lose my wits.
  --
  One rapid glance within the Mirror give me,
  How beautiful that woman-form!

1.07 - The Primary Data of Being, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  Arisen from the formidable inconscience of its origin, it manifests itself progressively to itself. And the Matter in which it appears at the term of its successive self-integrations becomes the Mirror which accurately reflects its own image. It finds there at once the evidence of all the imperfections it bore unknowingly in itself and the field of experience, of trial and atonement in which it undergoes their evil consequences and redeems them.
  ***

1.10 - THE NEIGHBORS HOUSE, #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  Walk up and down an hour, before the Mirror yonder,
  We'll have our private joy thereon.

1.14 - The Secret, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  Then, one day in 1910, at Chandernagore, a strange thing happened. . . . But before describing the experience that would change the course of our evolution, let us stop to take stock and briefly review the present human condition. It is really quite simple: we are stuck in Matter, imprisoned in the Black Egg that constrains us on all sides every second of the day. There are not a hundred ways of getting out of it, but only two: one is to fall asleep (to dream, to fly into ecstasy, or to meditate, but all are more or less lofty, conscious or divine gradations of sleep), and the other is to die. Sri Aurobindo's experience, however, provides a third possibility, allowing us to get out without flying into ecstasy or dying that is, to get out without actually getting out thereby reversing the course of man's spiritual evolution, since the goal is no longer only above or outside, but inside; and, in addition, opening the door of waking life to all the dreams, all the ecstasies, and especially to all the powers that can help us incarnate our dreams and transform the Black Egg into an open, clear and livable place. That day of 1910, in Chandernagore, Sri Aurobindo had reached the very depths, had broken through all the squalid layers upon which Life has grown like an inexplicable flower. There was only that Light above shining more and more intensely as he went down, bringing out all the impurities one after another under its keen ray, as if all that night were drawing in an ever greater amount of Light, as if the subconscious boundaries were receding farther and farther downward in an ever greater concentration the Mirror image of the concentration above and leaving just that one wall of Shadow beneath that one Light. Then, suddenly, without warning, in the depths of this "unconscious" Matter and in the very cells of this body, Sri Aurobindo was thrust into the supreme Light, without trance, without loss of individuality, without cosmic dissolution, and with his eyes wide open:
  He broke into another Space and Time.245

1.18 - Evocation, #The Practice of Magical Evocation, #Franz Bardon, #Occultism
  1. If he intends to call a spirit being of a certain sphere into his sphere, no matter whether he calls it into the triangle, the Mirror, or into a fluid condenser, he must bear in mind that the being is only able to move about in an atmosphere appropriate to its own sphere. He therefore must artifically create the spheric atmosphere by accumulating the light, the material of the sphere, either into the triangle, or preferably into the whole room in which he is working. If working with a magic mirror it has to be impregnated or condensed respectively with the according light material of the sphere. When operating in the open air, the impregnation must be kept within such limits that the beings or powers that are to manifest themselves have sufficient room to move about. The accumulated or impregnated light must have a colour which is in accordance with the colour-law of the individual planet. I have already given the reader and student a detailed information on this question of impregnating or accumulating light in space in "Initiation into Hermetics" in the chapter dealing with space-impregnation. If, for instance, a being of the Moon-sphere is evoked outside oneself, the light, or rather the material to be accumulated, must be of a silvery white colour; in the case of a being of Mercury the light-material must be opalescent; beings from Venus must have a green, beings from the Sun a golden yellow, from Mars a red, from Jupiter a blue, from Saturn a violet light, etc.
  If, for instance, the magician calls a being of the earth-element, he must get the element of the earth into the magic triangle or the magic mirror by the help of his imagination. If he wants to call to him a being from the Moon, he must create the vibration of the Moon sphere. No being is able to dwell in a sphere not appropriate to it. If, in case of citation, this principle is not adhered to, a being might be forced to come to our physical sphere, but it would, in such a case, have to create, by itself, the necessary spheric vibration. The magician would, in this case, lose his control over the being, and his authority, too, would suffer from such a failure, for the being would consider the magician as not perfect and would therefore not pay him respect and would refuse to obey him. Strictly adhering to and acting according to this principle is most important when evocations are carried out, and this must never be forgotten by a true magician.

1.18 - The Perils of the Soul, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  in the shape of his reflection in the Mirror, may be carried off by
  the ghost of the departed, which is commonly supposed to linger
  --
  not see themselves in a mirror, and why the Mirror in a sick-room is
  therefore covered up, is also plain; in time of sickness, when the

1.19 - The Practice of Magical Evocation, #The Practice of Magical Evocation, #Franz Bardon, #Occultism
  Finally you put round your head your magus-band or put on the magic headgear with a feeling of true relationship to God, and that not you as a magician, but that God is actually carrying through the whole operation. You must unite yourself with the divine principle inside you in such a way that you have the feeling that you are the deity itself. Having done all this, you are able to go a further step in your operation. You light the magic lamp, which, in our case, must fill the room with a lightgreen light. Set the magic lamp in a place round which you will be able to draw the magic circle or hang it up in the centre of the room. This does not mean that the lamp must be exactly in the centre of the room though it would have the advantage that the whole room gets an equal light. Your next task will be the setting up and impregnation of the magic mirror, if you like, of two magic mirrors. In this example instructions are given for the use of two mirrors. One mirror is to bring about the materialization of Hagiel in the physical world, the other is to keep off unwanted influences. Being conscious of the fact that not you, but the deity is carrying out the procedure, you create, by the help of the imagination, a great sea of light in a wonderful emerald colour, which, also by imagination, you accumulate from the whole universe into the Mirror in a manner that the whole surface of the Mirror is taken up by this colour. The power of illumination of the condensed green light must be so strong as to illuminate completely the room in which you work. At that moment you must have the imaginative impression that this accumulated light is actually a power matrix, a fluid, which can almost be seen by the physical eye. In any case you must have the permanent impression that you are moving about in the room in an oscillation of green light. This is the way to prepare, magically, the room for the being to be evoked, and in a room like this there will be no more obstacles for the being and it will feel the atmosphere of its own sphere. Already at the moment you accumulate the light you concentrate on the idea that the purpose of this accumulation is to condense the evoked spirit being in a manner that you can see it with your physical eyes and hear it with your physical ears. The stronger your imagination, belief, will and conviction, the better condensed and truer Hagiel will appear to you. When impregnating the room, do not forget to include that you wish the accumulated planetary light-power to remain in the Mirror and in the room until you dissolve it again by force of your imagination.
  Similar examples are given in "Initiation into Hermetics" in the chapter dealing with room-impregnation and here you find the evidence that all the exercises and magic operations of that first work have their special purpose. You will also see that when carrying out further magical operations you will not be able to do without any of these practices. If you have not actively gone through the exercises of the first book you are unable to get into conscious contact with any spirit being outside you, or of materialising such a being.
  Now you start impregnating the other mirror by charging it with the Akasha-principle. Project, by force of imagination, into the surface of the Mirror, which previously has been covered with a fluid condenser, the desire that not any disturbing being, not any unwanted power or the like will penetrate into your workroom, into your evocational operating-room. This has been the second step of your evocation. The room in which you work is now appropriately impregnated. However, you have yet another possibility: you can impregnate the Mirror that you intend to use for keeping off unwanted influences with the wish that the being you want to evoke must appear in it. This impregnation, of course, must have accumulated light in the relevant planetary colour. In our case it must be green.
  Now take a piece of blotting paper and cut into the shape of a heptagon. * In its middle draw with green ink, or what is even better, with a green coloured pencil, the seal of Hagiel. (See picture below**). Symbolically redraw the seal with your magic wand or with the finger, concentrating into the seal Hagiel's qualities, which are luck, love, friendship etc. Before the operation you can let the blotting paper soak in a fluid condenser and get dry again.
  --
  You can now see and hear Hagiel in your magic triangle, or, if you have appropriately prepared your magic mirror for the appearance of this intelligence, Hagiel will appear in the Mirror in accordance with her symbolic lay-out of the qualities of the
  Venus-sphere so that you are able to contact Hagiel consciously.

1.22 - ON THE GIFT-GIVING VIRTUE, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  1. The Child with the Mirror: Transition to Part Two with
  its partly new style: "A new speech comes to me.

1.240 - 1.300 Talks, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  So also the world cannot have an independent existence. Swatantra becomes eventually an attribute of the Supreme. Sri Sankara says that the Absolute is without attri butes and that Maya is not and has no real being. What is the difference between the two? Both agree that the display is not real. The images of the Mirror cannot in any way be real. The world does not exist in reality (vastutah).
  Both schools mean the same thing. Their ultimate aim is to realise the Absolute Consciousness. The unreality of the cosmos is implied in Recognition (Pratyabhijna), whereas it is explicit in Vedanta. If the world be taken as chit (consciousness), it is always real. Vedanta says that there is no nana (diversity), meaning that it is all the same Reality.

1.240 - Talks 2, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  So also the world cannot have an independent existence. Swatantra becomes eventually an attribute of the Supreme. Sri Sankara says that the Absolute is without attri butes and that Maya is not and has no real being. What is the difference between the two? Both agree that the display is not real. The images of the Mirror cannot in any way be real. The world does not exist in reality (vastutah).
  Both schools mean the same thing. Their ultimate aim is to realise the Absolute Consciousness. The unreality of the cosmos is implied in Recognition (Pratyabhijna), whereas it is explicit in Vedanta. If the world be taken as chit (consciousness), it is always real. Vedanta says that there is no nana (diversity), meaning that it is all the same Reality.

1.24 - On Beauty, #The Prophet, #Kahlil Gibran, #Poetry
  But you are eternity and you are the Mirror.

1.25 - ADVICE TO PUNDIT SHASHADHAR, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  "I used to go to Krishnakishore's house. Once, when I was there, he said to me, 'Why do you chew betel-leaf?' I said: 'It is my sweet pleasure. I shall chew betel-leaf, look at my face in the Mirror, and dance naked among a thousand girls.' Krishnakishore's wife scolded him and said: 'What have you said to Ramakrishna? You don't know how to talk to people.'
  "In this state, passions like lust and anger are burnt up, though nothing happens to the physical body. It looks just like any other body; but the inside is all hollow and pure."

1.25 - SPIRITUAL EXERCISES, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  For twelve years I was the smith of my soul. I put it in the furnace of austerity and burned it in the fire of combat, I laid it on the anvil of reproach and smote it with the hammer of blame until I made of my soul a mirror. Five years I was the Mirror of myself and was ever polishing that mirror with divers acts of worship and piety. Then for a year I gazed in contemplation. On my waist I saw a girdle of pride and vanity and self-conceit and reliance on devotion and approbation of my works. I laboured for five years more until that girdle became worn out and I professed Islam anew. I looked and saw that all created things were dead. I pronounced four akbirs over them and returned from the funeral of them all, and without intrusion of creatures, through Gods help alone, I attained unto God.
  Bayazid of Bistun

1.28 - On holy and blessed prayer, mother of virtues, and on the attitude of mind and body in prayer., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  1. Prayer by reason of its nature is the converse and union of man with God, and by reason of its action upholds the world and brings about reconciliation with God; it is the mother and also the daughter of tears, the propitiation for sins, a bridge over temptations, a wall against afflictions, a crushing of conflicts, work of angels, food of all the spiritual beings, future gladness, boundless activity, the spring of virtues, the source of graces, invisible progress, food of the soul, the enlightening of the mind, an axe for despair, a demonstration of hope, the annulling of sorrow, the wealth of monks, the treasure of solitaries, the reduction of anger, the Mirror of progress, the realization of success, a proof of ones condition, a revelation of the future, a sign of glory. For him who truly prays, prayer is the court, the judgment hall and the tribunal of the Lord before the judgment to come.
  2. Let us rise and listen to what that holy queen of the virtues cries with a loud voice and says to us: Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and you shall find rest for your souls and healing for your wounds. For My yoke is easy6 and is a sovereign remedy for great sins.

1.30 - Other Falsifiers or Forgers. Gianni Schicchi, Myrrha, Adam of Brescia, Potiphar's Wife, and Sinon of Troy., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  And to lick up the Mirror of Narcissus
  Thou wouldst not want words many to invite thee."

1.400 - 1.450 Talks, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  Further on, Sri Bhagavan continued: the Mirror reflects objects; yet they are not real because they cannot remain apart from the Mirror.
  428
  --
  A visitor asked: The illustration of the Mirror relates to the sense of sight only. The world is perceived by the other senses also. Can the unreality be established in relation to the other senses as well?
  M.: A figure on the screen in the cinema show appears to watch the whole world. What is the reality behind the subject and the object in the same show? An illusory being watches an illusory world.
  --
  Again reflections pass through a mirror; but the Mirror is not in any way affected by the quality or quantity of the reflections on it.
  So the world is a phenomenon on the single Reality, which is not affected in any manner. Reality is only one.

1.439, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  Further on, Sri Bhagavan continued: the Mirror reflects objects; yet they are not real because they cannot remain apart from the Mirror.
  Similarly, the world is said to be a reflection in the mind as it does not remain in the absence of mind. The question arises: if the universe is a reflection, there must be a real object known as the universe in order that it might be reflected in the mind. This amounts to an admission of the existence of an objective universe. Truly speaking, it is not so.
  --
  A visitor asked: The illustration of the Mirror relates to the sense of sight only. The world is perceived by the other senses also. Can the unreality be established in relation to the other senses as well?
  M.: A figure on the screen in the cinema show appears to watch the whole world. What is the reality behind the subject and the object in the same show? An illusory being watches an illusory world.
  --
  Again reflections pass through a mirror; but the Mirror is not in any way affected by the quality or quantity of the reflections on it.
  So the world is a phenomenon on the single Reality, which is not affected in any manner. Reality is only one.
  --
  Somasundara Swami, a long standing devotee, asked: There is akasa in a mirror and it reflects images. How are these contained in the Mirror?
  M.: Objects remain in space. Objects and space are together reflected in the Mirror. Just as the things are found in space, so they are in the reflection also. the Mirror is itself thin. How can these objects be contained in its compass?
  D.: How does the akasa in a pot illustrate this point?
  --
  D.: So then the mind is the Mirror.
  M.: Mind - mind what is it? It is a mixture of Chit (intelligence) and sankalpas (thoughts). Therefore it forms all these - the Mirror, light, darkness and the reflections.
  D.: But I do not see it.

1.550 - 1.600 Talks, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  Somasundara Swami, a long standing devotee, asked: There is akasa in a mirror and it reflects images. How are these contained in the Mirror?
  M.: Objects remain in space. Objects and space are together reflected in the Mirror. Just as the things are found in space, so they are in the reflection also. the Mirror is itself thin. How can these objects be contained in its compass?
  D.: How does the akasa in a pot illustrate this point?
  --
  D.: So then the mind is the Mirror.
  559
  --
  M.: Mind - mind what is it? It is a mixture of Chit (intelligence) and sankalpas (thoughts). Therefore it forms all these - the Mirror, light, darkness and the reflections.
  D.: But I do not see it.

1951-01-08 - True vision and understanding of the world. Progress, equilibrium. Inner reality - the psychic. Animals and the psychic., #Questions And Answers 1950-1951, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  If only you were an experienced observer, if you could tell what goes on in a person, simply by looking into his eyes! It is said the eyes are the Mirror of the soul; that is a popular way of speaking but if the eyes do not express to you the psychic, it is because it is very far behind, veiled by many things. Look carefully, then, into the eyes of little children, and you will see a kind of lightsome describe it as frank but so true, so true, which looks at the world with wonder. Well, this sense of wonder, it is the wonder of the psychic which sees the truth but does not understand much about the world, for it is too far from it. Children have this but as they learn more, become more intelligent, more educated, this is effaced, and you see all sorts of things in their eyes: thoughts, desires, passions, wickedness but this kind of little flame, so pure, is no longer there. And you may be sure it is the mind that has got in there, and the psychic has gone very far behind.
  Even a child who does not have a sufficiently developed brain to understand, if you simply pass on to him a vibration of protection or affection or solicitude or consolation, you will see that he responds. But if you take a boy of fourteen, for example, who is at school, who has ordinary parents and has been ill-treated, his mind is very much in the forefront; there is something hard in him, the psychic being has gone behind. Such boys do not respond to the vibration. One would say they are made of wood or plaster.

1953-04-01, #Questions And Answers 1953, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There is but one remedy: that signpost must always be there, a mirror well placed in ones feelings, impulses, all ones sensations. One sees them in this mirror. There are some which are not very beautiful or pleasant to look at; there are others which are beautiful, pleasant, and must be kept. This one does a hundred times a day if necessary. And it is very interesting. One draws a kind of big circle around the psychic mirror and arranges all the elements around it. If there is something that is not all right, it casts a sort of grey shadow upon the Mirror: this element must be shifted, organised. It must be spoken to, made to understand, one must come out of that darkness. If you do that, you never get bored. When people are not kind, when one has a cold in the head, when one doesnt know ones lessons, and so on, one begins to look into this mirror. It is very interesting, one sees the canker. I thought I was sincere!not at all.
   Not a thing happens in life which is not interesting. This mirror is very, very well made. Do that for two years, three, four years, at times one must do it for twenty years. Then at the end of a few years, look back, turn your gaze upon what you were three years ago: How I have changed! Was I like that? It is very entertaining. I could speak like that? I could talk like that, think like that? But I was indeed stupid! How I have changed! Its very interesting, isnt it?

1958-07-23 - How to develop intuition - Concentration, #Questions And Answers 1957-1958, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  When you have a question to solve, whatever it may be, usually you concentrate your attention here (pointing between the eyebrows), at the centre just above the eyes, the centre of the conscious will. But then if you do that, you cannot be in contact with intuition. You can be in contact with the source of the will, of effort, even of a certain kind of knowledge, but in the outer, almost material field; whereas, if you want to contact the intuition, you must keep this (Mother indicates the forehead) completely immobile. Active thought must be stopped as far as possible and the entire mental faculty must format the top of the head and a little further above if possiblea kind of mirror, very quiet, very still, turned upwards, in silent, very concentrated attention. If you succeed, you canperhaps not immediately but you can have the perception of the drops of light falling upon the Mirror from a still unknown region and expressing themselves as a conscious thought which has no connection with all the rest of your thought since you have been able to keep it silent. That is the real beginning of the intellectual intuition.
  It is a discipline to be followed. For a long time one may try and not succeed, but as soon as one succeeds in making a mirror, still and attentive, one always obtains a result, not necessarily with a precise form of thought but always with the sensations of a light coming from above. And then, if one can receive this light coming from above without entering immediately into a whirl of activity, receive it in calm and silence and let it penetrate deep into the being, then after a while it expresses itself either as a luminous thought or as a very precise indication here (Mother indicates the heart), in this other centre.

1969 09 07 - 145, #On Thoughts And Aphorisms, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   145O Poet, O Artist, if thou but holdest up the Mirror to Nature, thinkest thou Nature will rejoice in thy work? Rather she will turn away her face. For what dost thou hold up to her there? Herself? No, but a lifeless outline and reflection, a shadowy mimicry. It is the secret soul of Nature thou hast to seize, thou hast to hunt eternally after the truth in the external symbol, and that no mirror will hold for thee, nor for her whom thou seekest.
   What is this eternal symbol1 which Sri Aurobindo speaks of here?

1969 09 14, #On Thoughts And Aphorisms, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   148Shakespeare, who invented the figure of holding up the Mirror to Nature, was the one poet who never condescended to a copy, a photograph or a shadow. The reader who sees in Falstaff, Macbeth, Lear or Hamlet imitations of Nature, has either no inner eye of the soul or has been hypnotised by a formula.
   149Where in material Nature wilt thou find Falstaff, Macbeth or Lear? Shadows and hints of them she possesses, but they themselves tower over her.

1.ami - To the Saqi (from Baal-i-Jibreel), #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   English version by Naeem Siddiqui Original Language Urdu Look! What wonders the spring has wrought! The river bank is a paradise! Rose-embowered glades, Blossoming jasmine and hyacinth, And violets, the envy of the skies!. Rainbow colours transformed Into a chorus of rapturous sounds, And the harmony of flowers The hillside is carnation-red; In the languid haze, the air Seems drunk with the beauty of life! The brook, on the heights of the hill, Dances to its own music. The world is dizzy in a pageant of colour! My rosy-cheeked Cup-bearer! The voice of spring is the voice of life! But the spring lasts not for ever; So bring me the cup that tears all veils -- The wine that brightens life -- The wine that intoxicates the world -- The wine in which flows The music of everlasting life, The wine that reveals eternity's secret. Unveil the secrets, O Saqi. Look! The world has changed apace! New are the songs, and new is the music; The West's magic has dissolved; The West's magicians are bewildered; Old politics has lost its game; The world is tired of kings; Gone are the days of the rich; Gone is the jugglery of old; Awake is China's sleeping giant; The Himalayas' torrents are unleashed; Sinai is riven; Moses awaits the light divine. The Muslim says that God is One But his heart is Still a heathen: Culture, sufism, rites and rthetoric, All adore non- Arab idols; The truth was lost in trifles, And the nation was lost in conventions. The speaker's rhetoric is enchanting, But is devoid of passion; It is clothed in logic neat, But lost in a maze of words; The sufi, unique in the love of truth, Unique in the love of God, Was lost in un-Islamic thought; Was lost in the hierarchic quest; The fire of love is extinguished, And a Muslim is a heap of ashes, O Saqi! Give me the old wine again! Let the potent cup go round! Let me soar on the wings of love; Make my dust bright-pinioned; Make wisdom free; And make the young guide the old; Thou it is that nourishest. this nation; Thou it is that canst sustain it; Urge them to move, to stir; Give them Ali's heart; give them Siddiq's passion; Let the same old love pierce their hearts; Awaken in them a burning zeal; Let the stars throw down their spears, And let the earth's dwellers tremble Give the young a passion that consumes; Give them my vision, my love of God; Free my boat from the whirlpool's grip, And make it move forward-, Reveal to me the secrets of life, For thou knowest them all; The treasures of a fakir like me Are suffused, unsleeping eyes, And secret yearnings of the heart-, My anguished sighs at night, My solitude in the world of men, My hopes and my fears, My quest untiring, My nature an arena of thought A mirror of the world. My heart a battlefield of life, With armies of suspicion, And bastions of certitude; With these treasures I am More rich than the richest of all. Let the young join my throng, And let them find an anchor of hope. The sea of life has its ebb and flow-, In every atom's heart is the pulse of life; It manifests itself in the body, As a flame conceals a wave of smoke; Contact with the earth was harsh for it, But it liked the labour; It is in motion, and not in motion; Tired of the elements' shackles; A unity, imprisoned by plurality; But always unique, unequalled. It has made this dome of myriad glass; It has carved this pantheon. It does not repeat its craft For thou art not me, and I am not thou; It has created the world of men, And remains in solitude, Its brightness is seen in the stars, And in the lustre of pearls-, To it belong the wildernesses, The flowers and the thorns; Mountains sometimes are shaken by its might; It captures angels and nymphs; It makes the eagle pounce on a prey, And leave a blood-stained body. Every atom throbs with life; Rest is an illusion; Life's journey pauses not, For every moment is a new glory; Life, thou thinkest, is a mystery; Life is a delight in eternal flight; Life has seen many ups and downs; It loves a journey, not a goal. Movement is life's being; Movement is truth, pause is a mirage. Life's enjoyment is in perils, In facing ups and downs; In the world beyond Life stalked for death, But the impulse to procreate Peopled the world of man and beast. Flowers blossomed and dropped From this tree of life. Fools think life is ephemeral; Life renews itself for ever -- Moving fast as a flash, Moving to eternity in a breath; Time, a chain of days and nights, Is the ebb and flow of breath. This flow of breath is like a sword, Selfhood is its sharpness; Selfhood is the secret of life; It is the world's awakening, Selfhood is solitary, absorbed, An ocean enclosed in a drop; It shines in light and in darkness, Existent in, but away from, thee and me. The dawn of life behind it, eternity before, It has no frontiers before, no frontiers behind. Afloat on the river of time, Bearing the buffets of the waves, Changing the course of its quest, Shifting its glance from time to time; For it a hill is a grain of sand, Mountains are shattered by its blows; A journey is its beginning and end, And this is the secret of its being. It is the moon's beam, the spark in the flint, Colourless itself, though infused with colours, No concern has it with the calculus of space, With linear time's limits, with the finitude of life. It manifested itself in man's essence of dust, After an eternity of a strife to be born. It is in thy heart that Selfhood has an abode, As heaven has its abode in the cornea of thy eye. To one who guards his Selfhood, The living that demeans it, is poison; He accepts only a living, That keeps his self- esteem; Keep away from royal pomp, Keep thy Selfhood free; Thou shouldst bow in prayer, Not bow to a human being. This myriad-coloured world, Under the sentence of death, This world of sight and sound, I Where life means eating and drinking, Is Selfhood's initial stage; It is not thy abode, O traveller! This dust-bowl is not the source of thy fire; The world is for thee, not thou for the world. Demolish this illusion of' time and space; Selfhood is the Tiger of God, the world is its prey; The earth is its prey, the heavens are its prey; Other worlds there are, still awaiting birth, The earth-born are not the centre of all life; They all await thy assault, Thy cataclysmic thought and deed; Days and nights revolve, To reveal thy Selfhood to thee; Thou art the architect of the world. Words fail to convey the truth; Truth is the Mirror, words its shade; Though the breath is a burning flame, The flame has limited bounds. 'If now I soar any farther, The vision will sear my wings.' <
1f.lovecraft - Herbert West-Reanimator, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   significantly; and almost simultaneously a mist appeared on the Mirror
   inclined above the bodys mouth. There followed a few spasmodic

1f.lovecraft - Medusas Coil, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   I found her in front of the Mirror braiding that accursed hair. She
   turned on me like a wild beast, and began spitting out her hatred of

1f.lovecraft - The Evil Clergyman, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   hold me up as he walked me across the room to the Mirror, the faint
   lamp (i.e., that formerly on the table, not the still fainter lantern

1f.lovecraft - The Haunter of the Dark, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   of his body seemed sore and bruised. When he faced the Mirror he saw
   that his hair was badly scorched, while a trace of strange, evil odour

1f.lovecraft - The Night Ocean, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   across the Mirrored stars and dived beneath the surface. After a moment
   it came up again, and this time, since it was closer, I saw that it was

1f.lovecraft - The Shadow over Innsmouth, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   It was then that I began to study the Mirror with mounting alarm. The
   slow ravages of disease are not pleasant to watch, but in my case there
  --
   screaming. That morning the Mirror definitely told me I had acquired
   the Innsmouth look.

1f.lovecraft - The Trap, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   The boy jumped up, went over to the Mirror, and placed his finger on a
   point near its lower left-hand corner.
  --
   and looked at the spot he selected on the Mirror. Instantly the thing
   jumped out at me. Unmistakably, from that particular angle, all the
  --
   Getting up and crossing to the Mirror, I could no longer see the
   curious spot. Only from certain angles, apparently, was it visible.
   Directly viewed, that portion of the Mirror did not even give back a
   normal reflectionfor I could not see my face in it. Manifestly I had a
  --
   chase all thoughts of the Mirror from my consciousness for a time. I
   was away all that afternoon, and did not return to the school until the
  --
   of picking Robert up for a session with the Mirror, I was astonished
   and pained to find him absenta very unusual and unaccountable thing in
  --
   of the Mirror, was as certain to my utmost instincts as any of the
   instinctive certainties commonly recognized as valid.
  --
   living-room and gone straight to the Mirror; standing before it and
   studying the place where, as we had noted, the whorls appeared to
  --
   the earth the Mirror might be hanging.
   This seemingly irrelevant diversity of the scenes puzzled Robert until
  --
   of the Mirror scenes formed a true and quasi-permanent
   fourth-dimensional projection of the corresponding mundane region; so
  --
   reflected in the Mirrors surface. This probably applied even to places
   where the Mirror had not hung long enough to produce a clear illusory
   scene; the terrestrial region being then represented by a zone of more
  --
   immured unchangingly for as long as the Mirror might endure.
   Holm was born early in the seventeenth century, and had followed with
  --
   He had aspired to enjoy something like eternity, the Mirror being his
   provision to secure this end. Serious study of the fourth dimension was
  --
   virtually forever, provided the Mirror could be preserved indefinitely
   from breakage or deterioration.
  --
   through the Mirrors strange entrance. Thus Robert, influenced into a
   desire to press upon the door, had been lured within. Such
  --
   inside the glass. Since the Mirror had stood for fully a century with
   its face to the dusty stone wall of the shed where I found it, Robert
  --
   localities which had been reflected in the Mirror for long periods; and
   many of these had become dim and strange as tropical climates had made
  --
   could I see the world behind the Mirrors surface. Roberts visual
   image, which included his bodily form and the clothing connected with
  --
   of the Mirrors glittering hypnotism, and whether the tale of the ride
   and accident were not after all the real truth. But whenever we did so

1.fs - Ode To Joy - With Translation, #Schiller - Poems, #Friedrich Schiller, #Poetry
  From the truth, the Mirror of fire
  She smiles at the researcher.

1.fua - All who, reflecting as reflected see, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   English version by Edward Fitzgerald Original Language Persian/Farsi All who, reflecting as reflected see Themselves in Me, and Me in them; not Me, But all of Me that of contracted Eye Is comprehensive of Infinity; Nor yet Themselves: no Selves, but of The All Fractions, from which they split and wither fall. As Water lifted from the Deep, again Falls back in individual Drops of Rain, Then melts into the Universal Main. All you have been, and seen, and done, and thought, Not You but I, have seen and been and wrought: I was the Sin that from Myself rebell'd; I the Remorse that tow'rd Myself compell'd; I was the Tajidar who led the Track; I was the little Briar that pull'd you back: Sin and Contrition -- Retribution owed, And cancell'd -- Pilgrim, Pilgrimage, and Road, Was but Myself toward Myself; and Your Arrival but Myself at my own Door; Who in your Fraction of Myself behold Myself within the Mirror Myself hold To see Myself in, and each part of Me That sees himself, though drown'd, shall ever see. Come you lost Atoms to your Centre draw, And be the Eternal Mirror that you saw: Rays that have wander'd into Darkness wide Return, and back into your Sun subside.' [1831.jpg] -- from Poetry for the Spirit: Poems of Universal Wisdom and Beauty, Edited by Alan Jacobs <
1.fua - Looking for your own face, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   English version by Coleman Barks Original Language Persian/Farsi Your face is neither infinite nor ephemeral. You can never see your own face, only a reflection, not the face itself. So you sigh in front of mirrors and cloud the surface. It's better to keep your breath cold. Hold it, like a diver does in the ocean. One slight movement, the Mirror-image goes. Don't be dead or asleep or awake. Don't be anything. What you most want, what you travel around wishing to find, lose yourself as lovers lose themselves, and you'll be that. [1841.jpg] -- from The Hand of Poetry: Five Mystic Poets of Persia, with Lectures by Inayat Khan, Translated by Coleman Barks <
1.fua - The Eternal Mirror, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   English version by Edward Fitzgerald Original Language Persian/Farsi Not You but I, have seen and been and wrought. . . . Who in your Fraction of Myself behold Myself within the Mirror Myself hold To see Myself in, and each part of Me That sees himself, though drown'd, shall ever see. Come you lost Atoms to your Centre draw, And be the Eternal Mirror that you saw: Rays that have wander'd into Darkness wide Return, and back into your Sun subside. <
1.hcyc - 44 - Mind is the base, phenomena are dust (from The Shodoka), #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   English version by Robert Aitken Original Language Chinese Mind is the base, phenomena are dust; Yet both are like a flaw in the Mirror. When the flaw is brushed aside, The light begins to shine. When both mind and phenomena are forgotten, Then we become naturally genuine. <
1.hs - Arise And Fill A Golden Goblet, #Hafiz - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  Grief to the Mirror of his soul let in,
  Oh Lord, and cloud it with the breath of sighs!

1.hs - The Bird Of Gardens, #Hafiz - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  'Where is thy cup, the Mirror of the world?
  Ah, where is Love, thou Throne of Djem?' I cried.

1.hs - There is no place for place!, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   English version by Ivan M. Granger Original Language Persian/Farsi There is no place for place! How can a place house the maker of all space, or the vast sky enclose the maker of heaven? He told me: "I am a homeless treasure. The world was made to give you a place to stand and see me." Tell me, if the one you seek is placeless, why put your shoes on? The real road is found by polishing, polishing the Mirror of your heart. [2652.jpg] -- from The Longing in Between: Sacred Poetry from Around the World (A Poetry Chaikhana Anthology), Edited by Ivan M. Granger <
1.ia - In The Mirror Of A Man, #Arabi - Poems, #Ibn Arabi, #Sufism
  object:1.ia - In the Mirror Of A Man
  author class:Ibn Arabi
  --
  in the Mirror of a man.

1.ia - In the Mirror of a Man, #Arabi - Poems, #Ibn Arabi, #Sufism
  object:1.ia - In the Mirror of a Man
  author class:Ibn Arabi
  --
   English version by Michael A. Sells Original Language Arabic She said: I wondered at a love that struts its glory through the garden's flowers as they blossom. I said: don't wonder at what you see. You see yourself in the Mirror of a man. [2240.jpg] -- from Stations of Desire: Love Elegies from Ibn 'Arabi and New Poems, by Michael A. Sells <
1.jk - Endymion - Book I, #Keats - Poems, #John Keats, #Poetry
  Of o'er-head clouds melting the Mirror through.
  Upon a day, while thus I watch'd, by flew

1.jk - Hyperion. Book I, #Keats - Poems, #John Keats, #Poetry
  And from the Mirror'd level where he stood
  A mist arose, as from a scummy marsh.

1.jk - Lamia. Part II, #Keats - Poems, #John Keats, #Poetry
  Along the Mirrord walls by twin-clouds odorous.
  Twelve sphered tables, by silk seats insphered,

1.jk - Otho The Great - Act I, #Keats - Poems, #John Keats, #Poetry
  Till flurried danger held the Mirror up,
  And then they own'd themselves without a blush,

1.jk - The Cap And Bells; Or, The Jealousies - A Faery Tale .. Unfinished, #Keats - Poems, #John Keats, #Poetry
  Upon the Mirror'd walls, wherever he might look.
  XXXI.

1.jlb - Cosmogonia (& translation), #Borges - Poems, #Jorge Luis Borges, #Poetry
  and the Mirror, the form that inhabits it.
  Neither space nor time. Not even
  --
  and the Mirror needs a form to occupy it.
  Neither space nor time.

1.jlb - Everness, #Borges - Poems, #Jorge Luis Borges, #Poetry
  Henceforward in the Mirrors that you pass.
  And everything is part of that diverse

1.jlb - Everness (& interpretation), #Borges - Poems, #Jorge Luis Borges, #Poetry
  your face was leaving in the Mirrors
  and those that will be leaving.

1.jlb - Oedipus and the Riddle, #Borges - Poems, #Jorge Luis Borges, #Poetry
  Presence in the Mirror, the reflection
  Of his decay and of his destiny.

1.jlb - The Recoleta, #Borges - Poems, #Jorge Luis Borges, #Poetry
  the image in the Mirror fails,
  already grown dim in the dusk.

1.jr - I Swear, #Rumi - Poems, #Jalaluddin Rumi, #Poetry
  a beauty whose image fills the Mirror of the heart.

1.jr - Let Go Of Your Worries, #Rumi - Poems, #Jalaluddin Rumi, #Poetry
  which the Mirror reflects.
  If metal can be polished
  --
  what polishing might the Mirror
  of the heart require?
  Between the Mirror and the heart
  is this single difference:
  --
  while the Mirror does not.

1.jr - The Time Has Come For Us To Become Madmen In Your Chain, #Rumi - Poems, #Jalaluddin Rumi, #Poetry
  In the face of the Mirror of love we must not breathe a word of
  ourselves; we must become intimate with your treasure when

1.jr - We are the mirror as well as the face in it, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  object:1.jr - We are the Mirror as well as the face in it
  author class:Jalaluddin Rumi
  --
   English version by Coleman Barks Original Language Persian/Farsi & Turkish We are the Mirror as well as the face in it. We are tasting the taste this minute of eternity. We are pain and what cures pain, both. We are the sweet, cold water and the jar that pours. [1475.jpg] -- from Open Secret: Versions of Rumi, Translated by Coleman Barks / Translated by John Moyne <
1.lb - Bitter Love by Li Po, #Li Bai - Poems, #Li Bai, #Poetry
  Someone smiling back in the Mirror,
  hair white as the frost-stained glass,

1.lb - Chiang Chin Chiu, #Li Bai - Poems, #Li Bai, #Poetry
  See the waters of the Yellow River leap down from Heaven, Roll away to the deep sea and never turn again! See at the Mirror
  in the High Hall Aged men bewailing white locks - In the morning, threads of silk, In the evening flakes of snow. Snatch the joys

1.lb - His Dream Of Skyland, #Li Bai - Poems, #Li Bai, #Poetry
  I flew across the Mirror Lake one night under the moon.
  The moon in the lake followed my flight,

1.lla - One shrine to the next, the hermit cant stop for breath, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   English version by Ranjit Hoskote Original Language Kashmiri One shrine to the next, the hermit can't stop for breath. Soul, get this! You should have looked in the Mirror. Going on a pilgrimage is like falling in love with the greenness of faraway grass. [2652.jpg] -- from The Longing in Between: Sacred Poetry from Around the World (A Poetry Chaikhana Anthology), Edited by Ivan M. Granger <
1.mb - Mira is Steadfast, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   English version by V. K. Sethi I will not be restrained now, O Rana, Despite all you do to block my path. I have torn off the veil of worldly shame; Only the company of Saints is dear to me. Merta, my parents' home, I have left for good. My surat and nirat, awakened, Now shine bright. My master has revealed to me the Mirror within my own body; Now I'll sing and dance in ecstasy. Keep to your self your gems and jewelry; I have discarded them all, O Rana. My true Lord I have come to behold; None knows of this wealth within the body. I fancy not your forts and palaces Nor want silken robes wrought with gold. Mira, unadorned and unbedecked, Roams intoxicated in the Lord's love. [2594.jpg] -- from Mira: The Divine Lover (Mystics of the East Series), Translated by V. K. Sethi <
1.pbs - Adonais - An elegy on the Death of John Keats, #Shelley - Poems, #Percy Bysshe Shelley, #Fiction
  Wisdom the Mirrored shield, or scorn the spear?
  Or hadst thou waited the full cycle, when

1.pbs - Fragment Of A Satire On Satire, #Shelley - Poems, #Percy Bysshe Shelley, #Fiction
  And from the Mirror of Truths sunlike shield,
  From which his Parthian arrow...

1.pbs - Hellas - A Lyrical Drama, #Shelley - Poems, #Percy Bysshe Shelley, #Fiction
  Cast on the Mirror of the night. While yet
  The fight hung balanced, there arose a storm

1.pbs - Queen Mab - Part I., #Shelley - Poems, #Percy Bysshe Shelley, #Fiction
     the Mirror of its stillness showed
      The pale and waning stars,

1.pbs - The Revolt Of Islam - Canto I-XII, #Shelley - Poems, #Percy Bysshe Shelley, #Fiction
   the Mirror of her thoughts, and still the grace
  Which her mind's shadow cast, left there a lingering trace.

1.pbs - The Triumph Of Life, #Shelley - Poems, #Percy Bysshe Shelley, #Fiction
   Their tread broke not the Mirror of its billow,
   Glided along the river, and did bend her

1.poe - Al Aaraaf- Part 2, #Poe - Poems, #unset, #Zen
     Of Science dims the Mirror of our joy-
     To them 'twere the Simoom, and would destroy-

1.rb - Aix In Provence, #Browning - Poems, #Robert Browning, #Poetry
   A last look on the Mirror, trust
  My arms to each an arm of theirs,

1.rmr - Dedication To M..., #Rilke - Poems, #Rainer Maria Rilke, #Poetry
  I'm not just imagining it, as the Mirror of my here-and-now
  arc. Guess nothing. It will be

1.rmr - Lady At A Mirror, #Rilke - Poems, #Rainer Maria Rilke, #Poetry
  into the Mirror, and, lifting one
  wondrous shoulder from the evening gown,

1.rmr - Telling You All, #Rilke - Poems, #Rainer Maria Rilke, #Poetry
  stops him before the Mirror.
  We don't know if he is frightened.

1.rmr - The Last Evening, #Rilke - Poems, #Rainer Maria Rilke, #Poetry
  And strangely alien on the Mirror-table
  stood the black shack with its ivory skull.`

1.rmr - You Who Never Arrived, #Rilke - Poems, #Rainer Maria Rilke, #Poetry
  And sometimes, in a shop, the Mirrors
  were still dizzy with your presence and, startled,

1.sb - The beginning of the sustenance of life, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   English version by Thomas Cleary Original Language Chinese The beginning of the sustenance of life Is all in yin and yang. The limitless can open up The light of the great limit. Diligently polished, the Mirror of the mind Is bright as the moon; The universe in a grain May rise, or it may hide. [1786.jpg] -- from Immortal Sisters: Secret Teachings of Taoist Women, Edited by Thomas Cleary <
1.sca - Place your mind before the mirror of eternity!, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  object:1.sca - Place your mind before the Mirror of eternity!
  author class:Saint Clare of Assisi
  --
   English version by Regis J. Armstrong, OFM CAP & Ignatius C. Brady, OFM Original Language Italian Place your mind before the Mirror of eternity! Place your soul in the brilliance of glory! Place your heart in the figure of the divine substance! And transform your whole being into the image of the Godhead Itself through contemplation! So that you too may feel what His friends feel as they taste the hidden sweetness which God Himself has reserved from the beginning for those who love Him. [1495.jpg] -- from Francis and Clare: The Complete Works: The Classics of Western Spirituality, Translated by Regis J. Armstrong, OFM CAP / Translated by Ignatius C. Brady, OFM <
1.shvb - Columba aspexit - Sequence for Saint Maximin, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   English version by Barbara Newman Original Language Latin A dove gazed in through a latticed window: there balm rained down on her face, raining from lucent Maximin. The heat of the sun blazed out to irradiate the dark: a bud burst open, jewel-like, in the temple of the heart (limpid and kind his heart). A tower of cypress is he, and of Lebanon's cedars -- rubies and sapphires frame his turrets -- a city passing the arts of all other artisans. A swift stag is he who ran to the fountain -- pure wellspring from a stone of power -- to water sweet-smelling spices. O perfumers! you who dwell in the luxuriance of royal gardens, climbing high when you accomplish the holy sacrifice with rams: Among you this architect is shining, a wall of the temple, he who longed for an eagle's wings as he kissed his foster-mother Wisdom in Ecclesia's garden. O Maximin, mountain and valley, on your towering height the mountain goat leapt with the elephant, and Wisdom was in rapture. Strong and sweet in the sacred rites and the shimmer of the altar, you rise like incense to the pillar of praise -- where you pray for your people who strive toward the Mirror of light. Praise him! Praise in the highest! [1826.jpg] -- from Symphonia: A Critical Edition of the Symphonia armonie celstium revelationum, by Hildegard of Bingen / Translated by Barbara Newman <
1.sig - Who can do as Thy deeds, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   English version by Bernard Lewis Original Language Hebrew Who can do as Thy deeds, when under the throne of Thy glory Thou madest a place for the spirits of Thy saints? There is the abode of the pure souls, that are bound in the bundle of life. Those who are tired and weary, there will they restore their strength. There shall the weary be at rest, for they are deserving of repose. In it there is delight without end or limitation, for that is the world-to-come. There are stations and visions for the souls that stand by the Mirrors assembled, to see the face of the Lord and to be seen, Dwelling in the royal palaces, standing by the royal table, Delighting in the sweetness of the fruit of the Intelligence, which yields royal dainties. This is the repose and the inheritance, whose good and beauty are without limit, and "surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it." [1568.jpg] -- from The Heart and the Fountain: An Anthology of Jewish Mystical Experiences, by Joseph Dan <
1.sig - Who could accomplish what youve accomplished, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   English version by Peter Cole Original Language Hebrew Who could accomplish what you've accomplished in establishing under the Throne of Glory a level for all who were righteous in spirit? This is the range of pure soul gathered in the bond of all that's vital. For those who've worked to exhaustion -- this is the place of their strength's renewal, where the weary will find repose; these are the children of calm, of pleasure that knows no bound in the mind: this is the World to Come, a place of position and vision for souls that gaze into the Mirrors of the palace's servants, before the Lord to see and be seen. They dwell in the halls of the king, and stand alongside his table taking delight in the sweetness of intellect's fruit which offers them majesty's savor. This is the rest and inheritance that knows no bounds in its goodness and beauty, flowing with milk and honey; this is its fruit and deliverance. [2610.jpg] -- from The Poetry of Kabbalah: Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition, Edited by Peter Cole <
1.srh - The Royal Song of Saraha (Dohakosa), #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   English version by Kunzang Tenzin HOMAGE TO ARYAMANJUSRI! Homage to the destroyer of demonic power! The wind lashes calm waters into rollers and breakers; The king makes multifarious forms out of unity, Seeing many faces of this one Archer, Saraha. The cross-eyed fool sees one lamp as two; The vision and the viewer are one, You broken, brittle mind! Many lamps are lit in the house, But the blind are still in darkness; Sahaja is all-pervasive But the fool cannot see what is under his nose. Just as many rivers are one in the ocean All half-truths are swallowed by the one truth; The effulgence of the sun illuminates all dark corners. Clouds draw water from the ocean to fall as rain on the earth And there is neither increase nor decrease; Just so, reality remains unaltered like the pure sky. Replete with the Buddha's perfections Sahaja is the one essential nature; Beings are born into it and pass into it, Yet there is neither existence nor non-existence in it. Forsaking bliss the fool roams abroad, Hoping for mundane pleasure; Your mouth is full of honey now, Swallow it while you may! Fools attempt to avoid their suffering, The wise enact their pain. Drink the cup of sky-nectar While others hunger for outward appearances. Flies eat filth, spurning the fragrance of sandalwood; Man lost to nirvana furthers his own confusion, Thirsting for the coarse and vulgar. The rain water filling an ox's hoof-print Evaporates when the sun shines; The imperfections of a perfect mind, All are dissolved in perfection. Salt sea water absorbed by clouds turns sweet; The venom of passionate reaction In a strong and selfless mind becomes elixir. The unutterable is free of pain; Non-meditation gives true pleasure. Though we fear the dragon's roar Rain falls from the clouds to ripen the harvest. The nature of beginning and end is here and now, And the first does not exist without the last; The rational fool conceptualising the inconceivable Separates emptiness from compassion. The bee knows from birth That flowers are the source of honey; How can the fool know That samsara and nirvana are one? Facing himself in a mirror The fool sees an alien form; The mind with truth forgotten Serves untruth's outward sham. Flowers' fragrance is intangible Yet its reality pervades the air, Just as mandala circles are informed By a formless presence. Still water stung by an icy wind Freezes hard in starched and jagged shapes; In an emotional mind agitated by critical concepts The unformed becomes hard and intractable. Mind immaculate by nature is untouched By samsara and nirvana's mud; But just like a jewel lost in a swamp Though it retains its lustre it does not shine. As mental sloth increases pure awareness diminishes; As mental sloth increases suffering also grows. Shoots sprout from the seed and leaves from the branches. Separating unity from multiplicity in the mind The light grows dim and we wander in the lower realms; Who is more deserving of pity than he Who walks into fire with his eyes wide open? Obsessed with the joys of sexual embrace The fool believes he knows ultimate truth; He is like someone who stands at his door And, flirting, talks about sex. The wind stirs in the House of Emptiness Exciting delusions of emotional pleasure; Fallen from celestial space, stung, The tormented yogin faints away. Like a brahmin taking rice and butter Offering sacrifice to the flame, He who visualises material things as celestial ambrosia Deludes himself that a dream is ultimate reality. Enlightening the House of Brahma in the fontanelle Stroking the uvala in wanton delight, Confused, believing binding pleasure to be spiritual release, The vain fools calls himself a yogin. Teaching that virtue is irrelevant to intrinsic awareness, He mistakes the lock for the key; Ignorant of the true nature of the gem The fool calls green glass emerald. His mind takes brass for gold, Momentary peak experience for reality accomplished; Clinging to the joy of ephemeral dreams He calls his short-thrift life Eternal Bliss. With a discursive understanding of the symbol EVAM, Creating four seals through an analysis of the moment, He labels his peak experience sahaja: He is clinging to a reflection mistaken for the Mirror. Like befuddled deer leaping into a mirage of water Deluded fools in their ignorance cling to outer forms And with their thirst unslaked, bound and confined, They idealise their prison, pretending happiness. The relatively real is free of intellectual constructs, And ultimately real mind, active or quiescent, is no-mind, And this is the supreme,the highest of the high, immaculate; Friends, know this sacred high! In mind absorbed in samadhi that is concept-free, Passion is immaculately pure; Like a lotus rooted in the slime of a lake bottom, This sublime reality is untouched by the pollution of existence. Make solid your vision of all things as visionary dream And you attain transcendence, Instantaneous realisation and equanimity; A strong mind binding the demons of darkness Beyond thought your own spontaneous nature is accomplished. Appearances have never ceased to be their original radiance, And unformed, form never had a substantial nature to be grasped; It is a continuum of unique meditation, In an inactive, stainless, meditative mind that is no-mind. Thus the I is intellect, mind and mind-forms, I the world, all seemingly alien show, I the infinite variety of vision-viewer, I the desire, the anger, the mental sloth - And bodhicitta. Now there is a lamp lit in spiritual darkness Healing the splits riven by the intellect So that all mental defilements are erased. Who can define the nature of detachment? It cannot be denied nor yet affirmed, And ungraspable it is inconceivable. Through conceptualisation fools are bound, While concept-free there is immaculate sahaja. The concepts of unity and multiplicity do not bring integration; Only through awareness do sentient beings reach freedom. Cognition of radiance is strong meditation; Abide in a calm, quiescent mind. Reaching the joy swollen land Powers of seeing expand, And there is joy and laughter; Even chasing objects there is no separation. From joy, buds of pure pleasure emerge, Bursting into blooms of supreme pleasure, And so long as outflow is contained Unutterable bliss will surely mature. What, where and by whom are nothing, Yet the entire event is imperative. Whether love and attachment or desirelessness The form of the event is emptiness. Like pigs we wallow in this sensual mire But what can stain our pearly mind? Nothing can ever contaminate it, And by nothing can we ever be bound.

1.vpt - As the mirror to my hand, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  object:1.vpt - As the Mirror to my hand
  author class:Vidyapati
  --
   English version by Edward C. Dimock, Jr. and Denise Levertov Original Language Maithili As the Mirror to my hand, the flowers to my hair, kohl to my eyes, tambul to my mouth, musk to my breast, necklace to my throat, ecstasy to my flesh, heart to my home -- as wing to bird, water to fish, life to the living -- so you to me. But tell me, Madhava, beloved, who are you? Who are you really? Vidyapati says, they are one another. [2203.jpg] -- from In Praise of Krishna: Songs from the Bengali, Translated by Edward C. Dimock, Jr. / Translated by Denise Levertov <
1.wby - A Dramatic Poem, #Yeats - Poems, #William Butler Yeats, #Poetry
    Not in its image on the Mirror!
  Aibric.            While

1.wby - The Shadowy Waters - The Shadowy Waters, #Yeats - Poems, #William Butler Yeats, #Poetry
    Not in its image on the Mirror!
  Aibric.            While

1.wby - The Winding Stair, #Yeats - Poems, #William Butler Yeats, #Poetry
   the Mirror of malicious eyes
   Casts upon his eyes until at last

1.ww - To Sir George Howland Beaumont, Bart From the South-West Coast Or Cumberland 1811, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  Within the Mirror's depth, a world at rest--
  Sky streaked with purple, grove and craggy bield,

1.ww - Yarrow Visited, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  Is in the Mirror slighted.
  A blue sky bends o'er Yarrow Vale,

20.01 - Charyapada - Old Bengali Mystic Poems, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   or the image in the Mirror
   Or like the water's spout that stands solid as a stone-pillar

20.05 - Act III: The Return, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Dance of the Mirror
   So does all begin at each instant.

2.01 - AT THE STAR THEATRE, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  "I would see God in meditation, in the state of samdhi, and I would see the same God when my mind came back to the outer world. When looking at this side of the Mirror I would see Him alone, and when looking on the reverse side I saw the same God."
  The devotees listened to these words with rapt attention.

2.01 - THE CHILD WITH THE MIRROR, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  object:2.01 - THE CHILD WITH the Mirror
  author class:Friedrich Nietzsche
  --
  THE CHILD WITH the Mirror
  Then Zarathustra returned again to the mountains
  --
   the Mirror." But when I looked into the Mirror I cried
  out, and my heart was shaken: for it was not myself I

2.05 - VISIT TO THE SINTHI BRAMO SAMAJ, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  MASTER: "Pray to Him with a yearning heart, and weep. That will purify your heart. You see the reflection of the sun in clear water. In the Mirror of his 'I-consciousness' the devotee sees the form of the Primal Energy, Brahman with attri butes. But the Mirror must be wiped clean. One does not see the right reflection if there is any dirt on the Mirror.
  "As long as a man must see the Sun in the water of his 'I-consciousness' and has no other means of seeing It, as long as he has no means of seeing the real Sun except through Its reflection, so long is the reflected sun alone one hundred per cent real to him. As long as the 'I' is real, so long is the reflected sun real-one hundred per cent real.

2.08 - Three Tales of Madness and Destruction, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  Unless it is neither the King of Norway nor the King of France, but the legitimate heir of the throne of Scotl and usurped by Macbeth. His chariot advances at the head of the English army, and finally Macbeth is forced to say: I 'gin to be aweary of The Sun, and wish the syntax o' The World were now undone, that the playing cards were shuffled, the folios' pages, the Mirror-shards of the disaster.

2.21 - IN THE COMPANY OF DEVOTEES AT SYAMPUKUR, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  PRATAP: "Very well. As you see a reflection in a mirror, so you see this universe in the Mirror of your mind."
  DR. SARKAR: "But how can there be a reflection without an object?"

2.22 - THE MASTER AT COSSIPORE, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  You are the Mirror for the hand,
  And You are the flower for the hair.

3.03 - SULPHUR, #Mysterium Coniunctionis, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  [143] From all this it is apparent that for the alchemists sulphur was one of the many synonyms for the mysterious transformative substance.143 This is expressed most plainly in the Turba:144 Therefore roast it for seven days, until it becomes shining like marble, because, when it does, it is a very great secret [arcanum], since sulphur has been mixed with sulphur; and thereby is the greatest work accomplished, by mutual affinity, because natures meeting their nature mutually rejoice.145 It is a characteristic of the arcane substance to have everything it needs; it is a fully autonomous being, like the dragon that begets, reproduces, slays, and devours itself. It is questionable whether the alchemists, who were anything but consistent thinkers, ever became fully conscious of what they were saying when they used such images. If we take their words literally, they would refer to an Increatum, a being without beginning or end, and in need of no second. Such a thing can by definition only be God himself, but a God, we must add, seen in the Mirror of physical nature and distorted past recognition. The One for which the alchemists strove corresponds to the res simplex, which the Liber quartorum defines as God.146 This reference, however, is unique, and in view of the corrupt state of the text I would not like to labour its significance, although Dorns speculations about the One and the unarius are closely analogous. The Turba continues: And yet they are not different natures, nor several, but a single one, which unites their powers in itself, through which it prevails over the other things. See you not that the Master has begun with the One and ended with the One? For he has named those unities the water of the sulphur, which conquers the whole of nature.147 The peculiarity of sulphur is also expressed in the paradox that it is incremabile (incombustible), ash extracted from ash.148 Its effects as aqua sulfurea are infinite.149 The Consilium coniugii says: Our sulphur is not the common sulphur,150 which is usually said of the philosophical gold. Paracelsus, in his Liber Azoth, describes sulphur as lignum (wood), the linea vitae (line of life), and fourfold (to correspond with the four elements); the spirit of life is renewed from it.151 Of the philosophical sulphur Mylius says that such a thing is not to be found on earth except in Sol and Luna, and it is known to no man unless revealed to him by God.152 Dorn calls it the son begotten of the imperfect bodies, who, when sublimated, changes into the highly esteemed salt of four colours. In the Tractatus Micreris it is even called the treasure of God.153
  [144] These references to sulphur as the arcane and transformative substance must suffice. I would only like to stress Paracelsus remark about its fourfold nature, and that of his pupil Dorn about the four colours as symbols of totality. The psychic factor which appears in projection in all similarly characterized arcane substances is the unconscious self. It is on this account that the well-known Christ-lapis154 parallel reappears again and again, as for instance in the above-mentioned parable of the adepts adventure in the grove of Venus. As we saw, he fell asleep after having a long and instructive conversation with the voice of Saturn. In his dream he beholds the figures of two men by the fountain in the grove, one of them Sulphur, the other Sal. A quarrel arises, and Sal gives Sulphur an incurable wound. Blood pours from it in the form of whitest milk. As the adept sinks deeper into sleep, it changes into a river. Diana emerges from the grove and bathes in the miraculous water. A prince (Sol), passing by, espies her, they are inflamed for love of one another, and she falls down in a swoon and sinks beneath the surface. The princes retinue refuse to rescue her for fear of the perilous water,155 whereupon the prince plunges in and is dragged down by her to the depths. Immediately their souls appear above the water and explain to the adept that they will not go back into bodies so polluted, and are glad to be quit of them. They would remain afloat until the fogs and clouds have disappeared. At this point the adept returns to his former dream, and with many other alchemists he finds the corpse of Sulphur by the fountain. Each of them takes a piece and operates with it, but without success.156 We learn, further, that Sulphur is not only the medicina but also the medicus the wounded physician.157 Sulphur suffers the same fate as the body that is pierced by the lance of Mercurius. In Reusners Pandora158 the body is symbolized as Christ, the second Adam, pierced by the lance of a mermaid, or a Lilith or Edem.159

3.03 - THE MODERN EARTH, #The Phenomenon of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  selves, only needs to look at itself in the Mirror to perceive itself
  in all its depths and to decipher itself. In addition it becomes

3.04 - LUNA, #Mysterium Coniunctionis, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  Now mark this: Wherever there is a disheartened and timid man in whom imagination has created the great fear and impressed it on him, the moon in heaven aided by her stars is the corpus to bring this about. When such a disheartened timid man looks at the moon under the full sway of his imagination, he looks into the speculum venenosum magnum naturae [great poisonous mirror of nature], and the sidereal spirit and magnes hominis [magnet of man] will thus be poisoned by the stars and the moon. But we shall expound this more clearly to you as follows. Through his imagination the timid man has made his eyes basilisk-like, and he infects the Mirror, the moon, and the stars, through himself at the start, and later on so that the moon is infected by the imagining man; this will happen soon and easily, by dint of the magnetic power which the sidereal body and spirit exerts upon the celestial bodies [viz.] the moon and the stars in great Nature [viz., the Macrocosm]. Thus man in turn will be poisoned by this mirror of the moon and the stars which he has looked at; and this because (for, as you can see, it happens quite naturally) a pregnant woman at the time of menstruation similarly stains and damages the Mirror by looking into it. For at such a time she is poisonous and has basilisks eyes ex causa menstrui et venenosi sanguinis [because of the menstrual and poisonous blood] which lies hidden in her body and nowhere more strongly than in her eyes. For there the sidereal spirit of the stained body lies open and naked to the sidereal magnet. Quia ex menstruo et venenoso sanguine mulieris causatur et nascitur basiliscus, ita luna in coelo est oculus basilisci coeli [Because as the basilisk is caused and born from the menstrual and poisonous blood of a woman, thus the moon in the sky is the eye of the basilisk of heaven]. And as the Mirror is defiled by the woman, thus conversely the eyes, the sidereal spirit, and the body of man are being defiled by the moon, for the reason that at such time the eyes of the timid imagining man are weak and dull, and the sidereal spirit and body draw poison out of the Mirror of the moon into which you have looked. But not so that only one human being has the power thus to poison the moon with his sight, no; hence I say that, mostly, menstruating women do poison the moon and the stars much more readily and also more intensely than any man, easily so. Because as you see that they poison and stain the Mirror made of metallic material and what is even more, the glass mirrormuch more and sooner they defile the moon and the stars at such a time. And even if at such time the moon only shines on water and the woman looks at the water, the moon will be poisoned, and by still many more means, but it would not do to reveal all this clearly. And such poisoning of the moon happens for this reason: it is the naked eye of the spirit and of the sidereal body and it often grows new and young as you can see. Just as a young child who looks into a mirror which was looked at by a menstruating woman will become long-sighted and cross-eyed and his eyes will be poisoned, stained, and ruined, as the Mirror was stained by the menstruating woman; and so also the moon, and also the human being, is poisoned. And as the moon, when it grows new and young, is of a poisonous kind, this you shall notice in two ways, namely in the element of water and also in wood, loam, etc.: as this, when it is gathered at the wrong time will not burn well, but be worm-eaten, poisonous, bad, and putrid, so is also the moon, and that is why it can be poisoned so easily by merely looking at it and the moon with its light is the humidum ignis [moisture of fire], of a cold nature, for which reason it is capable of receiving the poison easily.356
  [216] In the Table of Correspondences in Penotus357 the following are said to pertain to the moon: the snake, the tiger, the Manes, the Lemurs, and the dei infernales. These correlations show clearly how Penotus was struck by the underworld nature of the moon.358 His heretical empiricism led him beyond the patristic allegories to a recognition of the moons dark side, an aspect no longer suited to serve as an allegory of the beauteous bride of Christ. And just as the bitch was forgotten in the lunar allegory of the Church, so too our masculine judgment is apt to forget it when dealing with an over-valued woman. We should not deceive ourselves about the sinister tail of the undoubtedly desirable head: the baying of Hecate is always there, whether it sound from near or from far. This is true of everything feminine and not least of a mans anima. The mythology of the moon is an object lesson in female psychology.359

3.07 - The Ananda Brahman, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Our experience of it has to be purified of any mental alloy in it, otherwise it departs, we cannot hold it. And part of this purification is that it shall cease to be dependent on any cause or exciting condition of mind; it must become its own cause and self-existent, source of all other delight, which will exist only by it, and not attached to any cosmic or other image or symbol through which we first came into contact with it. Our experience of it has to be constantly intensified and made more concentrated; otherwise we shall only reflect it in the Mirror of the imperfect mind and not reach that point of uplifting and transfiguration by which we are carried beyond the mind into the ineffable bliss. Object of our constant thought and contemplation, it will turn all that is into itself, reveal itself as the universal
  Ananda Brahman and make all existence its outpouring. If we wait upon it for the inspiration of all our inner and our outer acts, it will become the joy of the Divine pouring itself through us in light and love and power on life and all that lives. Sought

3.11 - Spells, #Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2E, #unset, #Zen
    The physical mirror operates from only one direction; that is, only one side of the Mirror reflects attacks. The caster of the Mirror may direct spells and missile attacks normally through the space occupied by the Mirror.
    In the case of physical attacks, the attacker must roll to hit himself (without the armor class benefits of Dexterity or shield). Spells turned back may require the caster to make a saving throw vs. his own spell. In both of these cases, range is important. If the distance between the initiator of the attack and the physical mirror is more than twice the range of the attack, the attacker is safe; the attack has insufficient range to travel from the attacker to the Mirror and back again.
    When the priest casts the spell, he must specify the location and orientation of the physical mirror disk. Once it is created, the disk cannot be moved.

3.14 - Of the Consecrations, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  [111] alter ourselves.1 the Mirror may be distorted, dull, clouded, or
  cracked; and to this extent, the reflection of ourselves may be false

4.01 - Prayers and Meditations, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Then as I watched thee in the silence, thou didst speak to me more deeply still, and thou didst tell me of the great mystery of eternal Love that loves itself in all forms and is self-revealed in all activities. Already in my being this ineffable Love lived self-aware, but at that hour its life took on an exceptional intensity, or perhaps the individual perception was exceptionally clear. O adorable Lord, Sovereign Master of the world, Thou who, being all, possessest and delightest in all, didst Thou in that moment of Thy eternity cast a closer glance towards us, that we were thus bathed in such a magnificence of love? Or was it that Thou didst wish, in the humble instrument of this ephemeral and limited being, to taste more strongly and fully, with more intensity and precision, Thy own delight of being and self-manifestation? Suddenly all was lit with the inexpressible beauty of Thy Truth, and in the Mirror of the individual consciousness Thou didst reflect all the infinitely varied modes of self-expression of Thy being of Love, Pain and enjoyment united and fused in an ecstasy which seemed as if it must consume the whole being in its blaze. Oh, how well it understood Thee, this portion of Thyself that has crystallised into what I call my being, how powerfully it loved Thee in those unforgettable moments! All barriers of thought and sensation had vanished, consumed by the ardour of Thy divine fire, and indeed it was Thou who at that moment didst delight in Thy eternal and infinite presence in all things. Thou wast all actions and all resistances, all sensations and all thoughts, the one who loves and the one who is loved, that which gives itself and that which receives, in an inexhaustible and ever-moving harmony.
  I listened to the song of the waves, and it told me of such great marvels.

4.02 - Existence And Character Of The Images, #Of The Nature Of Things, #Lucretius, #Poetry
  Expelled, a picture from the Mirrors' plane.
  Nor otherwise, it seems, can they be kept

4.03 - The Senses And Mental Pictures, #Of The Nature Of Things, #Lucretius, #Poetry
  In those which render from the Mirror's plane
  A vision back, since each thing comes to pass
  --
  When once unto the Mirror it has come,
  Since the curved surface teaches it to turn

4.07 - THE RELATION OF THE KING-SYMBOL TO CONSCIOUSNESS, #Mysterium Coniunctionis, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  [498] The apotheosis of the king, the renewed rising of the sun, means, on our hypothesis, that a new dominant of consciousness has been produced and that the psychic potential is reversed. Consciousness is no longer under the dominion of the unconscious, in which state the dominant is hidden in the darkness, but has now glimpsed and recognized a supreme goal. The apotheosis of the king depicts this change, and the resultant feeling of renewal is expressed nowhere more plainly than in some of our loveliest chorals. Ripleys Cantilena includes mother Luna, the maternal aspect of night, in this transfiguration, which reminds us of the apotheosis at the end of Faust II. It is as though the moon had risen in the night with as much splendour as the sun. And just as the Queen flows with all delicious unguent so, in the Acts of Thomas,378 a sweet smell pours from the heavenly goddess. She is not only the mother but the Kore, daughter of the light. She is the Gnostic Sophia,379 who corresponds to the alchemical mother. If our interpretation of King Sol is correct,380 then the apotheosis must also have made mother Luna visible, that is to say made the unconscious conscious. What at first sight seems a contradiction in terms resolves itself, on closer examination, as the coming into consciousness of an essential content of the unconscious. It is primarily the feminine element in man, the anima,381 that becomes visible; secondly the moonlight, which enables us to see in the dark, and represents an illumination of the unconscious, or its permeability to light; and thirdly, the moon stands for the rotundum, about which I have written in Psychology and Alchemy.382 In the sublunary world her roundness (plenilunium, circulus lunaris)383 corresponds, as the Mirror-image of the sun, to the Anthropos, the psychological self, or psychic totality.
  [499] The moon is the connecting-link between the concept of the Virgin Mother and that of the child, who is round, whole, and perfect. The new birth from the moon can therefore be expressed as much by the Christians joy at Eastertide as by the mystic dawn, the aurora consurgens; for the risen king is the soul, which is infused into the dead stone.384 The idea of roundness is also found in the crown, symbol of kingship. Corona regis is cited as synonymous with ashes, body, sea, salt, mother and Blessed Virgin,385 and is thus identified with the feminine element.

4.1 - Jnana, #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  145. O Poet, O Artist, if thou but holdest up the Mirror to
  Nature, thinkest thou Nature will rejoice in thy work? Rather she will turn away her face. For what dost thou hold up to her there? Herself? No, but a lifeless outline & reflection, a shadowy mimicry. It is the secret soul of Nature thou hast to seize, thou hast to hunt eternally after the truth in the external symbol, and that no mirror will hold for thee, nor for her whom thou seekest.
  --
  148. Shakespeare, who invented the figure of holding up the Mirror to Nature, was the one poet who never condescended to a copy, a photograph or a shadow. The reader who sees in
  Falstaff, Macbeth, Lear or Hamlet imitations of Nature, has either no inner eye of the soul or has been hypnotised by a formula.

6.07 - THE MONOCOLUS, #Mysterium Coniunctionis, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  [722] This probably refers to the completion of the nigredo after a period of pregnancy, i.e., to the complete separation of Mercurius or the two sulphurs, or of their bodily and spiritual natures, corresponding to Dorns extraction of the soul from the body and the production of the unio mentalis. According to the picture, the one figure, as regards its colours, is the Mirror-image of the other. This indicates a relationship of complementarity between physis and spirit, so that the one reflects the other.152 That, too, is probably the meaning of the manifestation of the hidden: through the unio mentalis that which is hidden in physis by projection is made conscious. In the nigredo, the dark night of the soul, the psychic contents free themselves from their attachment to the body, and the nature and meaning of this connection are recognized.
  [723] In the next picture (p. 335) the two figures are united again (Pl. 6). Their colours and other attributes are the same. Each figure has only one blue foot. The inscription runs: Wherefore saith the Philosopher: He obtaineth the Art who can manifest that which is hidden, and conceal that which is manifest. And underneath: Hic artem digne est consecutus (Here is the art worthily followed, or: This man worthily followed the art), and: The blue colour after the yellow which will lead to the complete blackness or putrefaction after a very long time.

7 - Yoga of Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  front of the Mirror; they will be reflected there in their
  true nature, exactly as they are in their truth and not as

Blazing P3 - Explore the Stages of Postconventional Consciousness, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  Instead, it is the Mirror equally including all the objects it reflects. There is no perceiver,
  perceiving, and perceived; there is nothing but perceiving. Both the purely receptive

BOOK II. -- PART II. THE ARCHAIC SYMBOLISM OF THE WORLD-RELIGIONS, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  phosphorescent eyes) . . . We might say the moon mirrored the solar light, because we have lookingglasses. With them the cat's eye was the Mirror."
  [[Vol. 2, Page]] 554 THE SECRET DOCTRINE.

BOOK I. -- PART III. SCIENCE AND THE SECRET DOCTRINE CONTRASTED, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  puts it to the King, "incorporeal corporealities" -- such as "appear in the Mirror," and "abstract forms"
  that we see, hear, and smell, in our dreams, and visions. What have the "modes of motion," light, and
  --
  unite together an infinitude of monads -- each the Mirror of its own Universe -- and thus individualize
  [[Footnote(s)]] -------------------------------------------------

Book of Imaginary Beings (text), #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  mirrors. One night the Mirror people invaded the earth.
  Their power was great, but at the end of bloody warfare the
  --
  The first to awaken will be the Fish. Deep in the Mirror we
  will perceive a very faint line and the colour of this line will
  --
  of the Mirror. Others believe that in advance of the invasion
  we will hear from the depths of mirrors the clatter of

Deutsches Requiem, #Labyrinths, #Jorge Luis Borges, #Poetry
  I look at myself in the Mirror to discover who I am, to discern how I
  will act in a few hours, when I am face to face with death. My flesh may be

ENNEAD 01.04 - Whether Animals May Be Termed Happy., #Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04, #Plotinus, #Christianity
  10. The reason that intelligence remains hidden is just because it is not felt; only by the means of this feeling can this activity be felt; but why should intelligence cease to act (merely because it was not felt)? On the other hand, why could the soul not have turned her activity towards intelligence before having felt or1034 perceived it? Since (for intelligence) thinking and existence are identical, perception must have been preceded by some actualization. It seems impossible for perception to arise except when thought reflects upon itself, and when the principle whose activity constitutes the life of the soul, so to speak, turns backwards, and reflects, as the image of an object placed before a brilliant polished mirror reflects itself therein. Likewise, if the Mirror be placed opposite the object, there is no more image; and if the Mirror be withdrawn or badly adjusted, there is no more image, though the luminous object continue to act. Likewise, when that faculty of the soul which represents to us the images of discursive reason and of intelligence is in a suitable condition of calm, we get an intuition that is, a somewhat sensual perception thereofwith the prior knowledge of the activity of the intelligence, and of discursive reason. When, however, this image is troubled by an agitation in the mutual harmony of the organs, the discursive reason, and the intelligence continue to act without any image, and the thought does not reflect in the imagination. Therefore we shall have to insist that thought is accompanied by an image without, nevertheless, being one itself. While we are awake, it often happens to us to perform praiseworthy things, to meditate and to act, without being conscious of these operations at the moment that we produce them. When for instance we read something, we are not necessarily self-conscious that we are reading, especially if our attention be fully centered on what we read. Neither is a brave man who is performing a courageous deed, self-conscious of his bravery. There are many other such cases. It would therefore seem that the consciousness of any deed weakens its energy, and that when the action is alone (without that consciousness) it is in a purer, livelier and more vital condition. When virtuous men are in that condition (of1035 absence of self-consciousness), their life is more intense because it concentrates in itself instead of mingling with feeling.
  THE ONLY OBJECT OF THE VIRTUOUS WILL IS THE CONVERSION OF THE SOUL TOWARDS HERSELF.

ENNEAD 03.06 - Of the Impassibility of Incorporeal Entities (Soul and and Matter)., #Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02, #Plotinus, #Christianity
  7. Let us return to matter as a substrate, and then to what is said to exist within it. This will lead us to see that it consists of nonentity, and that it is impassible. Matter is incorporeal because the body exists only as posterior thereto, because it is a composite of which it constitutes an element. It is called incorporeal because existence and matter are two things equally distinct from the body. Not being soul, matter is neither intelligence, nor life, nor ("seminal) reason," nor limit. It is a kind of infinity.53 Neither is it an (active) power;54 for what could it produce? Since matter is none of the above-mentioned things, it could not be called existence. It deserves only the name364 "nonentity" yet not even in the sense in which we may say that movement or rest are not existence;55 matter is real nonentity. It is an image and phantom of extension, it is aspiration to a form of hypostatic existence. Its perseverance is not in rest (but in change). By itself, it is invisible, it escapes whoever wishes to see it. It is present when you do not look at it, it escapes the eye that seeks it. It seems to contain all the contraries: the large and small, the more and the less, the lack and excess.56 It is a phantom equally incapable of remaining or escaping; for matter does not even have the strength of avoiding (form), because it has received no strength from intelligence, and it is the lack of all existence. Consequently, all its appearances are deceptions. If we represent matter as being greatness, it immediately appears as smallness; if we represent it as the more, we are forced to recognize it as the less. When we try to conceive of its existence, it appears as nonentity; like all the things it contains, it is a fugitive shadow, and a fleeting game, an image within an image. It resembles a mirror, in which one might see the reflections of objects external to it; the Mirror seems to be filled, and to possess everything, though really containing nothing.
  AS OBJECTS ARE MERELY REFLECTIONS IN A MIRROR, MATTER IS NO MORE AFFECTED BY THEM THAN WOULD BE A MIRROR.
  --
  When Plato, rightfully, calls matter "the location of forms," he is not thereby attri buting any passion to matter; he only indicates that matters go on in a different manner. How? Since matter, however, by its nature, cannot be any of the beings, and as it must flee from the "being" of all beings, and be entirely different from them for ("seminal) reasons" are genuine beingsit must necessarily preserve its nature by virtue of this very difference. It must not only contain all beings, but also not appropriate what is their image; for this is that by which matter differs from all beings. Otherwise, if the images that fill a mirror were not transient, and if the Mirror remained invisible, evidently we would believe that the things the Mirror presents to us existed really. If then there be something in a mirror, that is that which sense-forms are in matter. If in a mirror there be nothing but appearance, then there is nothing in matter but appearance, recognizing that this appearance is the cause of375 the existence of beings, an existence in which the things that exist always really participate, and in which the things which do not really exist do not participate; for they could not be in the condition where they would be if they existed without the existence of existence in itself.
  THE MYTH OF POVERTY AND ABUNDANCE.

ENNEAD 04.03 - Psychological Questions., #Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02, #Plotinus, #Christianity
  12. Human souls rush down here below because they have gazed at their images (in matter) as in the Mirror of Bacchus. Nevertheless, they are not separated from their principle, Intelligence. Their intelligence does not descend along with them, so that even if by their feet they touch the earth, their head rises above the sky.122 They descend all the lower as the body, over which their intermediary part is to watch, has more need of care. But their father Jupiter, pitying their troubles, made their bonds mortal. At certain intervals, he grants them rest, delivering them from the body, so that they may return to inhabit the region where the universal Soul ever dwells, without inclining towards things here below.123 Indeed what the universe at present possesses suffices it both now and in the future, since its duration is regulated by eternal and immutable reasons, and because, when one period is finished, it again begins to run through another where all the lives are determined in accordance with the ideas.124 In that way all things here below are subjected to intelligible things, and similarly all is subordinated to a single reason, either in the descent or in the ascension of souls, or in their activities in general. This is proved by the agreement between the universal order and the movements of the souls which by descending here below, conform to this order without depending on it; and perfectly harmonize with the circular movement of heaven. Thus the actions, fortunes and destinies ever are prefigured in the figures formed by the stars.125 That is the symphony whose sound is so melodious that the ancients expressed it410 symbolically by musical harmony.126 Now this could not be the case unless all the actions and experiences of the universe were (well) regulated by reasons which determine its periods, the ranks of souls, their existences, the careers that they accomplish in the intelligible world, or in heaven, or on the earth. The universal Intelligence ever remains above the heaven, and dwelling there entirely, without ever issuing from itself; it radiates into the sense-world by the intermediation of the Soul which, placed beside it, receives the impression of the idea, and transmits it to inferior things, now immutably, and then changeably, but nevertheless in a regulated manner.
  WHY SOULS TAKE ON DIFFERENT KINDS OF BODIES.

ENNEAD 04.05 - Psychological Questions III. - About the Process of Vision and Hearing., #Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 02, #Plotinus, #Christianity
  Thus the light that emanates from bodies is the actualization of the luminous body which is active exteriorly. The light in the bodies whose original nature is such, is the formal being of the originally luminous body. When such a body has been mingled with matter, it produces color. The actualization alone does not suffice to give color; it produces only the hue, because the actualization is the property of a subject, and depends on it, so that nothing can be withdrawn from the subject without simultaneously being withdrawn from its actualization. Light is entirely incorporeal, though it be the actualization of a body. It could not therefore properly be said of light that it withdraws or is528 present. The true state of affairs is entirely different; for the light, so far as it is the actualization of the luminous body, is its very being. The image produced in a mirror is therefore an actualization of the visible object, which acts on anything that is passive (that can suffer, or experience), without letting any of its substance escape by any wastage. If the object be present, the image appears in the Mirror; it is as it were the image of the color that possesses some particular figure. When the object withdraws, the diaphanous body no longer possesses what it possessed while the visible object was acting on the Mirror. A similar condition is that of the soul; her actualization dwells within the (world's) body so long as this soul herself dwells within it.
  LIFE AND LIGHT DO NOT PERISH, BUT ARE NO MORE THERE.

ENNEAD 06.02 - The Categories of Plotinos., #Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 03, #Plotinus, #Christianity
  Intelligence therefore embraces what comes after it, the Soul; so that the Soul, till the last of her powers, is contained by a number; as to the last power (matter), it is entirely infinite338 Considered in this condition (where, turning towards what is below it, it begets the Soul), Intelligence is a part (because it applies itself to something particular), though it possess all things, and though, in itself, it be universal; the intelligences which compose it are each a part (each constituting a particular intelligence by virtue of the931 actualization of Intelligence which exists (and thus exists in itself). As to the Soul, she is the part of a part (that is, a part of the Intelligence which itself is a part, as has just been said), but exists by virtue of the actualization of the Intelligence which acts outside of itself. Indeed, when Intelligence acts in itself, the actualizations it produces are the other intelligences; when it acts outside of itself, it produces the Soul. When in her turn, the Soul acts as genus or species, she begets the other souls which are her species. These souls themselves have two actualizations; the one, directed towards what is above them, constitutes their intelligence; the other, directed towards what is below them, gives birth to the other rational powers, and even to a last power which is in contact with matter, and which fashions it.339 The inferior part of the soul does not hinder the whole remainder from remaining in the superior region.340 Besides, this inferior part is only the very image of the soul; it is not separated from her,341 but it resembles the image reflected by a mirror, an image which persists only so long as the model remains before the Mirror. What should be our conception of the model placed before the Mirror? Down through what is immediately above the image (that is, down through the soul herself), we have the intelligible world, composed of all the intelligible entities, where everything is perfect. The sense-world is no more than the imitation thereof, and it imitates that intelligible world so far as it can, in that it itself is a living organism which is the image of the perfect living Organism. The sense-world imitates it as the portrait that is painted, or reflected by the surface of water reproduces the person situated before the painter, or above the water. This portrait obtained by the painting, or reflected by the surface of the water is not the image of the composite which constitutes the man (the soul and body), but of one or two parts only, the932 body which was fashioned by the soul. Likewise, therefore, the sense-world, which was made to resemble the intelligible world, offers us images, not of its creator, but of the (essences) contained within its creator, among which is man, along with all other animals. Now, in common with its creator, each living organism possesses life, though each possess it differently; both, besides, equally form part of the intelligible world.
  933

Liber 46 - The Key of the Mysteries, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   project it or withdraw it. It is the Mirror of the imagination and of
   dreams. It reacts upon the nervous system, and thus produces the
  --
   It is the Mirror of the imagination. This body is nourished by astral
   light just as the organic body is nourished by the products of the
  --
   These deformities partially falsify the Mirror of the imagination, and
   thus occasion habitual hallucinations to the static type of visionary.
  --
   created him. He believes himself the Mirror of God, and by indefinitely
   enlarging his own mirage, he thinks that he may be able to sketch in

LUX.01 - GNOSIS, #Liber Null, #Peter J Carroll, #Occultism
  The Death Posture: is a feint at death to achieve an utter negation of thought. It can take many forms, ranging from the simple not-thinking exercise up to complex rituals. A very fast and simple method consists of blocking the ears, nose and mouth, and covering the eyes with the hands. The breath and thoughts are forcefully jammed back until near unconsciousness involuntarily breaks the posture. Alternatively, one may arrange oneself before a mirror at a distance of about two feet and stare fixedly at the image of one's eyes in the Mirror with an unblinking, corpselike gaze. The effort required to keep an absolutely unwavering image will of itself silence the mind after a while.
  Sexual excitation can be obtained by any preferred method.

Tablets of Baha u llah text, #Tablets of Baha u llah, #Baha u llah, #Baha i
  In this Day the secrets of the earth are laid bare before the eyes of men. The pages of swiftly-appearing newspapers are indeed the Mirror of the world. They reflect the deeds and the pursuits of diverse peoples and kindreds. They both reflect them and make them known. They are a mirror endowed with hearing, sight and speech. This is an amazing and potent phenomenon. However, it behoveth the writers thereof to be purged from the promptings of evil passions and desires and to be attired with the raiment of justice and equity. They should inquire into situations as much as possible and ascertain the facts, then set them down in writing.
  40
  --
  The Great Being, wishing to reveal the prerequisites of the peace and tranquility of the world and the advancement of its peoples, hath written: The time must come when the imperative necessity for the holding of a vast, an all-embracing assemblage of men will be universally realized. The rulers and kings of the earth must needs attend it, and, participating in its deliberations, must consider such ways and means as will lay the foundations of the world's Great Peace amongst men. Such a peace demandeth that the Great Powers should resolve, for the sake of the tranquility of the peoples of the earth, to be fully reconciled among themselves. Should any king take up arms against another, all should unitedly arise and prevent him. If this be done, the nations of the world will no longer require any armaments, except for the purpose of preserving the security of their realms and of maintaining internal order within their territories. This will ensure the peace and composure of every people, government and nation. We fain would hope that the kings and rulers of the earth, the Mirrors of the gracious and almighty name of God, may attain unto this station, and shield mankind from the onslaught of tyranny.
  Likewise He saith: Among the things which are conducive to unity and concord and will cause the whole earth to be regarded as one country is that the diverse languages be reduced to one language and in like manner the scripts used in the world be confined to a single script. It is incumbent upon all nations to appoint some men of understanding and erudition to convene a gathering and through joint consultation choose one language from among the varied existing languages, or create a new one, to be taught to the children in all the schools of the world.
  --
  O friend of mine! The Word of God is the king of words and its pervasive influence is incalculable. It hath ever dominated and will continue to dominate the realm of being. The Great Being saith: The Word is the master key for the whole world, inasmuch as through its potency the doors of the hearts of men, which in reality are the doors of heaven, are unlocked. No sooner had but a glimmer of its effulgent splendor shone forth upon the Mirror of love than the blessed word 'I am the Best-Beloved' was reflected therein. It is an ocean inexhaustible in riches, comprehending all things. Every thing which can be perceived is but an emanation therefrom. High, immeasurably high is this sublime station, in whose shadow moveth the essence of loftiness and splendor, wrapt in praise and adoration.
  Methinks people's sense of taste hath, alas, been sorely affected by the fever of negligence and folly, for they are found to be wholly unconscious and deprived of the sweetness of His utterance. How regrettable indeed that man should debar himself from the fruits of the tree of wisdom while his days and hours pass swiftly away. Please God, the hand of divine power may safeguard all mankind and direct their steps towards the horizon of true understanding.

Talks 051-075, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  My eye. How to see the eye? In a mirror. Similarly to see me, there must be a mirror. Which is to supply the place of the Mirror in me? is my question.
  M.: Then why do you enquire, Who am I? Why do you say you are troubled and so on? You could as well remain quiet. Why do you rise out of your composure?

Talks 100-125, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi again from the Upanishad - as in the Mirror, so in the world of manes, as in the water, so in the world of Gandharvas; as shadow and sunlight in Brahma Loka.
  D.: There is spiritual awakening since 1930 all the world over? Does

The Act of Creation text, #The Act of Creation, #Arthur Koestler, #Psychology
  the Universe. Lord Kelvin hit on the idea of the Mirror galvanometer
  when he noticed a reflection of light on his monocle. Sultan saw that a
  --
  looking into the Mirror, the physician can tell the patient's pulse
  without looking at his watch, the adult reads without spelling out the
  --
  Auden, W. H., The Sea and the Mirror. New York: Random House, 1944.
  Babbage, C, The Decline of Science in England. London: R. Clay, 1830.

The Aleph, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
      On the back part of the step, toward the right, I saw a small iridescent sphere of almost unbearable brilliance. At first I thought it was revolving; then I realised that this movement was an illusion created by the dizzying world it bounded. 's diameter was probably little more than an inch, but all space was there, actual and undiminished. Each thing (a mirror's face, let us say) was infinite things, since I distinctly saw it from every angle of the universe. I saw the teeming sea; I saw daybreak and nightfall; I saw the multitudes of America; I saw a silvery cobweb in the center of a black pyramid; I saw a splintered labyrinth (it was London); I saw, close up, unending eyes watching themselves in me as in a mirror; I saw all the Mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me; I saw in a backyard of Soler Street the same tiles that thirty years before I'd seen in the entrance of a house in Fray Bentos; I saw bunches of grapes, snow, tobacco, lodes of metal, steam; I saw convex equatorial deserts and each one of their grains of sand...[1]
    Though staggered by the experience of seeing , the narrator pretends to have seen nothing in order to get revenge on Daneri, whom he dislikes, by giving Daneri a reason to doubt his own sanity. The narrator tells Daneri that he has lived too long amongst the noise and bustle of the city and spent too much time in the dark and enclosed space of his cellar, and assures him that what he truly needs are the wide open spaces and fresh air of the countryside, and these will provide him the true peace of mind that he needs to complete his poem. He then takes his leave of Daneri and exits the house.
  --
  On the back part of the step, toward the right, I saw a small iridescent sphere of almost unbearable brilliance. At first I thought it was revolving; then I realised that this movement was an illusion created by the dizzying world it bounded. The Aleph's diameter was probably little more than an inch, but all space was there, actual and undiminished. Each thing (a mirror's face, let us say) was infinite things, since I distinctly saw it from every angle of the universe. I saw the teeming sea; I saw daybreak and nightfall; I saw the multitudes of America; I saw a silvery cobweb in the center of a black pyramid; I saw a splintered labyrinth (it was London); I saw, close up, unending eyes watching themselves in me as in a mirror; I saw all the Mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me; I saw in a backyard of Soler Street the same tiles that thirty years before I'd seen in the entrance of a house in Fray Bentos; I saw bunches of grapes, snow, tobacco, lodes of metal, steam; I saw convex equatorial deserts and each one of their grains of sand; I saw a woman in Inverness whom I shall never forget; I saw her tangled hair, her tall figure, I saw the cancer in her breast; I saw a ring of baked mud in a sidewalk, where before there had been a tree; I saw a summer house in Adrogu and a copy of the first English translation of Pliny -- Philemon Holland's -- and all at the same time saw each letter on each page (as a boy, I used to marvel that the letters in a closed book did not get scrambled and lost overnight); I saw a sunset in Quertaro that seemed to reflect the colour of a rose in Bengal; I saw my empty bedroom; I saw in a closet in Alkmaar a terrestrial globe between two mirrors that multiplied it endlessly; I saw horses with flowing manes on a shore of the Caspian Sea at dawn; I saw the delicate bone structure of a hand; I saw the survivors of a battle sending out picture postcards; I saw in a showcase in Mirzapur a pack of Spanish playing cards; I saw the slanting shadows of ferns on a greenhouse floor; I saw tigers, pistons, bison, tides, and armies; I saw all the ants on the planet; I saw a Persian astrolabe; I saw in the drawer of a writing table (and the handwriting made me tremble) unbelievable, obscene, detailed letters, which Beatriz had written to Carlos Argentino; I saw a monument I worshipped in the Chacarita cemetery; I saw the rotted dust and bones that had once deliciously been Beatriz Viterbo; I saw the circulation of my own dark blood; I saw the coupling of love and the modification of death; I saw the Aleph from every point and angle, and in the Aleph I saw the earth and in the earth the Aleph and in the Aleph the earth; I saw my own face and my own bowels; I saw your face; and I felt dizzy and wept, for my eyes had seen that secret and conjectured object whose name is common to all men but which no man has looked upon -- the unimaginable universe.
  I felt infinite wonder, infinite pity.
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  Here are my reasons. Around 1867, Captain Burton held the post of British Consul in Brazil. In July, 1942, Pedro Henrquez Urea came across a manuscript of Burton's, in a library at Santos, dealing with the Mirror which the Oriental world attributes to Iskander Zu al-Karnayn, or Alexander Bicornis of Macedonia. In its crystal the whole world was reflected. Burton mentions other similar devices -- the sevenfold cup of Kai Kosru; the Mirror that Tariq ibn-Ziyad found in a tower (Thousand and One Nights, 272); the Mirror that Lucian of Samosata examined on the moon (True History, I, 26); the Mirrorlike spear that the first book of Capella's Satyricon attri butes; Merlin's universal mirror, which was "round and hollow... and seem'd a world of glas" (The Faerie Queene, III, 2, 19) -- and adds this curious statement: "But the aforesaid objects (besides the disadvantage of not existing) are mere optical instruments. The Faithful who gather at the mosque of Amr, in Cairo, are acquainted with the fact that the entire universe lies inside one of the stone pillars that ring its central court... No one, of course, can actually see it, but those who lay an ear against the surface tell that after some short while they perceive its busy hum... The mosque dates from the seventh century; the pillars come from other temples of pre-Islamic religions, since, as ibn-Khaldun has written: 'In nations founded by nomads, the aid of foreigners is essential in all concerning masonry.'"
  Does this Aleph exist in the heart of a stone? Did I see it there in the cellar when I saw all things, and have I now forgotten it? Our minds are porous and forgetfulness seeps in; I myself am distorting and losing, under the wearing away of the years, the face of Beatriz.

The Book of Certitude - P1, #The Book of Certitude, #Baha u llah, #Baha i
  Were this "oppression" (which literally meaneth pressure) to be interpreted that the earth is to become contracted, or were men's idle fancy to conceive similar calamities to befall mankind, it is clear and manifest that no such happenings can ever come to pass. They will assuredly protest that this pre-requisite of divine revelation hath not been made manifest. Such hath been and still is their contention. Whereas, by "oppression" is meant the want of capacity to acquire spiritual knowledge and apprehend the Word of God. By it is meant that when the Day-star of Truth hath set, and the Mirrors that reflect His light have departed, mankind will become afflicted with "oppression" and hardship, knowing not whither to turn for guidance. Thus We instruct thee in the interpretation of the traditions, and reveal unto thee the mysteries of divine wisdom, that haply thou mayest comprehend the meaning thereof, and be of them that have quaffed the cup of divine knowledge and understanding. ["by 'oppression' is meant..."] The Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh vol. 1 p. 166
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  From all that We have stated it hath become clear and manifest that before the revelation of each of the Mirrors reflecting the divine Essence, the signs heralding their advent must needs be revealed in the visible heaven as well as in the invisible, wherein is the seat of the sun of knowledge, of the moon of wisdom, and of the stars of understanding and utterance. The sign of the invisible heaven must needs be revealed in the person of that perfect man who, before each Manifestation appeareth, educateth, and prepareth the souls of men for the advent of the divine Luminary, the Light of the unity of God amongst men.
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  In the utterances of the divine Luminaries the term "heaven" hath been applied to many and divers things; such as the "heaven of Command," the "heaven of Will," the "heaven of the divine Purpose," the "heaven of divine Knowledge," the "heaven of Certitude," the "heaven of Utterance," the "heaven of Revelation," the "heaven of Concealment," and the like. In every instance, He hath given the term "heaven" a special meaning, the significance of which is revealed to none save those that have been initiated into the divine mysteries, and have drunk from the chalice of immortal life. For example, He saith: "The heaven hath sustenance for you, and it containeth that which you are promised;" 1 whereas it is the earth that yieldeth such sustenance. Likewise, it hath been said: "The names come down from heaven;" whereas they proceed out of the mouth of men. Wert thou to cleanse the Mirror of thy heart from the dust of malice, thou wouldst apprehend the meaning of the symbolic terms revealed by the all-embracing Word of God made manifest in every Dispensation, and wouldst discover the mysteries of divine knowledge. Not, however, until thou consumest with the flame of utter detachment those veils of idle learning, that are current amongst men, canst thou behold the resplendent morn of true knowledge. 1. Qur'án 51:22.
  ["Wert thou to cleanse..."] The Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh vol. 1 p. 172
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  Yea, in the writings and utterances of the Mirrors reflecting the sun of the Muhammadan Dispensation mention hath been made of "Modification by the exalted beings" and "alteration by the disdainful." Such passages, however, refer only to particular cases. Among them is the story of Ibn-i-Súríyá. When the people of Khaybar asked the focal center of the Muhammadan Revelation concerning the penalty of adultery committed between a married man and a married woman, Muhammad answered and said: "The law of God is death by stoning." Whereupon they protested saying: "No such law hath been revealed in the Pentateuch." Muhammad answered and said: "Whom do ye regard among your rabbis as being a recognized authority and having a sure knowledge of the truth?" They agreed upon Ibn-i-Súríyá. Thereupon Muhammad summoned him and said: "I adjure thee by God Who clove the sea for you, caused manna to descend upon you, and the cloud to overshadow you, Who delivered you from Pharaoh and his people, and exalted you above all human beings, to tell us what Moses hath decreed concerning adultery between a married man and a married woman." He made reply: "O Muhammad! death by stoning is the law." Muhammad observed: "Why is it then that this law is annulled and hath ceased to operate among the Jews?" He answered and said: "When Nebuchadnezzar delivered Jerusalem to the flames, and put the Jews to death, only a few survived. The divines of that age, considering the extremely limited number of the Jews, and the multitude of the Amalekites, took counsel together, and came to the conclusion that were they to enforce the law of the Pentateuch, every survivor who hath been delivered from the hand of Nebuchadnezzar would have to be put to death according to the verdict of the Book. Owing to such considerations, they totally repealed the penalty of death." Meanwhile Gabriel inspired Muhammad's illumined heart with these words: "They pervert the text of the Word of God." 1 1. Qur'án 4:45.
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The Book of Certitude - P2, #The Book of Certitude, #Baha u llah, #Baha i
  THE significance and essential purpose underlying these words is to reveal and demonstrate unto the pure in heart and the sanctified in spirit that they Who are the Luminaries of truth and the Mirrors reflecting the light of divine Unity, in whatever age and cycle they are sent down from their invisible habitations of ancient glory unto this world, to educate the souls of men and endue with grace all created things, are invariably endowed with an all-compelling power, and invested with invincible sovereignty. For these hidden Gems, these concealed and invisible Treasures, in themselves manifest and vindicate the reality of these holy words: "Verily God doeth whatsoever He willeth, and ordaineth whatsoever He pleaseth."
  To every discerning and illumined heart it is evident that God, the unknowable Essence, the divine Being, is immensely exalted beyond every human attribute, such as corporeal existence, ascent and descent, egress and regress. Far be it from His glory that human tongue should adequately recount His praise, or that human heart comprehend His fathomless mystery. He is and hath ever been veiled in the ancient eternity of His Essence, and will remain in His Reality everlastingly hidden from the sight of men. "No vision taketh in Him, but He taketh in all vision; He is the Subtile, the All-Perceiving." 1 No tie of direct intercourse can possibly bind Him to His creatures. He standeth exalted beyond and above all separation and union, all proximity and remoteness. No sign can indicate His presence or His absence; inasmuch as by a word of His command all that are in heaven and on earth have come to exist, and by His wish, which is the Primal Will itself, all have stepped out of utter nothingness into the realm of being, the world of the visible. 1. Qur'án 6:103.
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  This people have repudiated all these verses, that unmistakably testify to the reality of "attainment unto the Divine Presence." No theme hath been more emphatically asserted in the holy scriptures. Notwithstanding, they have deprived themselves of this lofty and most exalted rank, this supreme and glorious station. Some have contended that by "attainment unto the Divine Presence" is meant the "Revelation" of God in the Day of Resurrection. Should they assert that the "Revelation" of God signifieth a "Universal Revelation," it is clear and evident that such revelation already existeth in all things. The truth of this We have already established, inasmuch as We have demonstrated that all things are the recipients and revealers of the splendours of that ideal King, and that the signs of the revelation of that Sun, the Source of all splendour, exist and are manifest in the Mirrors of beings. Nay, were man to gaze with the eye of divine and spiritual discernment, he will readily recognize that nothing whatsoever can exist without the revelation of the splendour of God, the ideal King. Consider how all created things eloquently testify to the revelation of that inner Light within them. Behold how within all things the portals of the Ridván of God are opened, that seekers may attain the cities of understanding and wisdom, and enter the gardens of knowledge and power. Within every garden they will behold the mystic bride of inner meaning enshrined within the chambers of utterance in the utmost grace and fullest adornment. Most of the verses of the Qur'án indicate, and bear witness to, this spiritual theme. The verse: "Neither is there aught which doth not celebrate His praise" 1 is eloquent testimony thereto; and "We noted all things and wrote them down," 2 a faithful witness thereof. Now, if by "attainment unto the Presence of God" is meant attainment unto the knowledge of such revelation, it is evident that all men have already attained unto the presence of the unchangeable Countenance of that peerless King. Why, then, restrict such revelation to the Day of Resurrection? 1. Qur'án 17:44.
  2. Qur'án 78:29. [Ridván] The Kitáb-i-Aqdas; Prayers and Meditations, p. 6; Gleanings From The Writings Of Bahá'u'lláh, p. 31; The Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh, vol. 1, 2, 3, 4
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  And were they to say that by "divine Presence" is meant the "Secondary Revelation of God," interpreted as the "Holy Outpouring," this is admittedly applicable to the world of creation, that is, in the realm of the primal and original manifestation of God. Such revelation is confined to His Prophets and chosen Ones, inasmuch as none mightier than they hath come to exist in the world of being. This truth all recognize, and bear witness thereto. These Prophets and chosen Ones of God are the recipients and revealers of all the unchangeable attributes and names of God. They are the Mirrors that truly and faithfully reflect the light of God. Whatsoever is applicable to them is in reality applicable to God, Himself, Who is both the Visible and the Invisible. The knowledge of Him, Who is the Origin of all things, and attainment unto Him, are impossible save through knowledge of, and attainment unto, these luminous Beings who proceed from the Sun of Truth. By attaining, therefore, to the presence of these holy Luminaries, the "Presence of God" Himself is attained. From their knowledge, the knowledge of God is revealed, and from the light of their countenance, the splendour of the Face of God is made manifest. Through the manifold attributes of these Essences of Detachment, Who are both the first and the last, the seen and the hidden, it is made evident that He Who is the Sun of Truth is "the First and the Last, the Seen, and the Hidden." 1 Likewise the other lofty names and exalted attributes of God. Therefore, whosoever, and in whatever Dispensation, hath recognized and attained unto the presence of these glorious, these resplendent and most excellent Luminaries, hath verily attained unto the "Presence of God" Himself, and entered the city of eternal and immortal life. Attainment unto such presence is possible only in the Day of Resurrection, which is the Day of the rise of God Himself through His all-embracing Revelation. 1. Qur'án 57:3.
  ["Attainment unto such presence..."] The Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh vol. 1 p. 185
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  Gracious God! Such is the measure of his understanding. And yet, behold what cavils and calumnies he hath heaped upon those Embodiments of God's infinite knowledge! How well and true is the saying: "Flingest thou thy calumnies unto the face of Them Whom the one true God hath made the Trustees of the treasures of His seventh sphere?" Not one understanding heart or mind, not one among the wise and learned, hath taken notice of these preposterous statements. And yet, how clear and evident it is to every discerning heart that this so-called learning is and hath ever been, rejected by Him Who is the one true God. How can the knowledge of these sciences, which are so contemptible in the eyes of the truly learned, be regarded as essential to the apprehension of the mysteries of the "Mi'ráj," whilst the Lord of the "Mi'ráj" Himself was never burdened with a single letter of these limited and obscure learnings, and never defiled His radiant heart with any of these fanciful illusions? How truly hath he said: "All human attainment moveth upon a lame ass, whilst Truth, riding upon the wind, darteth across space." By the righteousness of God! Whoso desireth to fathom the mystery of this "Mi'ráj," and craveth a drop from this ocean, if the Mirror of his heart be already obscured by the dust of these learnings, he must needs cleanse and purify it ere the light of this mystery can be reflected therein.
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The Dwellings of the Philosophers, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  among which is the beginning but not the total perfection of the Mirror of Archimedes; an
  artificial trick to make a skull speak, by which this unfortunate man seduced the people,
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  ornament of the angels; reduced to this bright whiteness, it is the Mirror of the art, the torch
  ([*235-5] stilbe ), the lamp or lantern (31) , the brightness of stars and splendor of the sun
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  indeed our microcosm and the little world of sapience, the sculptor fashioned the Mirror as a
  plano-convex lens, which has the property of reducing forms while maintaining their
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  shall be brief about it. the Mirror has already informed us on the subject of the art; the double
  face, on the necessary union of the subject with the chosen metal; the serpent, on the fatal

the Eternal Wisdom, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  22) Contemplate the Mirror of thy heart and thou shalt taste little by little a pure joy and unmixed peace. ~ Sadi, "Bostan"
  23) Open the eye of the heart that thou mayst see thy soul; thou shalt see what was not made to be seen. ~ Ahmed Halif, "Mystic Odes"
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  16) The soul of man is the Mirror of the world. ~ Leibnitz
  17) The soul is the image of what is above it and the model of what is below. Therefore by knowing and analysing itself it knows all things without going out of its own nature. ~ Proclus, "Commentary on the Timaeus"
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  11) The tranquil lake reflects in the polished mirror of its waters heaven and the trees and the glittering stars; approach now and see how the image is changed; in place of heaven and the stars it is thyself that thou seest, for it was thy soul that created the heaven and the stars reflected in the Mirror of the lake. Learn that all things seem to be in the soul which reflects them, but they are not the truth and the essence of the eternal reality. That essence is the Spirit which forms all things. ~ Anon
  12) Everything is but a shadow cast by the mind. ~ Awaghosha
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  27) When water is still, it reflects objects like a mirror. This stillness, this perfect level is the model of the sage. If water is translucent when it is in perfect rest, much more so must it be with the intellectual essence. The heart of the sage in perfect repose is the Mirror of earth and heaven and all existences. ~ Chwang-tse-
  28) Even as the troubled surface of rolling waters cannot properly reflect the full moon, but only gives broken images of it, so a mind troubled by the desires and passions of the world cannot fully reflect the light of the Ineffable. ~ Ramakrishna
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  36) When water is calm, it reflects objects like a mirror. This tranquillity, this perfect level is the model for the sage. If water is transparent when it is in perfect repose, much more so is the intellectual essence. The heart of the sage in perfect repose is the Mirror of heaven and of earth and of all existences. ~ Tsuang tse
  The Psychology of Social Development - VIII View Similar The Second Hymn to Mitra-Varuna

The Garden of Forking Paths 1, #Selected Fictions, #unset, #Zen
  Silently, I dressed, took leave of myself in the Mirror, went down the stairs, sneaked a look at the quiet street, and went out. The station was not far from my house, but I thought it more prudent to take a cab. I told myself that I thus ran less chance of being recognized. The truth is that, in the deserted street, I felt infinitely visible and vulnerable. I recall that I told the driver to stop short of the main entrance. I got out with a painful and deliberate slowness.
  I was going to the village of Ashgrove, but took a ticket for a station further on. The train would leave in a few minutes, at eight-fifty. I hurried, for the next would not go until half past nine. There was almost no one on the platform. I walked through the carriages. I remember some farmers, a woman dressed in mourning, a youth deep in Tacitus' Annals and a wounded, happy soldier.

The Garden of Forking Paths 2, #Selected Fictions, #unset, #Zen
  I am a cowardly man. I say it now, now that I have carried to its end a plan whose perilous nature no one can deny. I know its execution was terrible. I didn't do it for Germany, no. I care nothing for a barbarous country which imposed upon me the abjection of being a spy. Besides, I know of a man from England-a modest man-who for me is no less great than Goethe. I talked with him for scarcely an hour, but during that hour he was Goethe. . . I did it because I sensed that the Chief somehow feared people of my race-for the innumerable ancestors who merge within me. I wanted to prove to him that a yellow man could save his armies. Besides, I had to flee from Captain Madden, His hands and his voice could call at my door at any moment. I dressed silently, bade farewell to myself in the Mirror, went downstairs, scrutinized the peaceful street and went out. The station was not far from my home, but I judged it wise to take a cab. I argued that in this way I ran less risk of being recognized; the fact is that in the deserted street I felt myself visible and vulnerable, infinitely so. I remember that I told the cab driver to stop a short distance before the main entrance. I got out with voluntary, almost painful slowness; I was going to the village of Ashgrove but I bought a ticket for a more distant station. The train left within a very few minutes, at eight-fifty. I hurried; the next one would leave at nine-thirty. There was hardly a soul on the platform. I went through the coaches; I remember a few farmers, a woman dressed in mourning, a young boy who was reading with fervor the Annals of Tacitus, a wounded and happy soldier. The coaches jerked forward at last. A man whom I recognized ran in vain to the end of the platform. It was Captain Richard Madden. Shattered, trembling, I shrank into the far corner of the seat, away from the dreaded window.
  From this broken state I passed into an almost abject felicity. I told myself that the duel had already begun and that I had won the first encounter by frustrating, even if for forty minutes, even if by a stroke of fate, the attack of my adversary. I argued that this slightest of victories foreshadowed a total victory. I argued (no less fallaciously) that my cowardly felicity proved that

The Hidden Words text, #The Hidden Words, #Baha u llah, #Baha i
    Ye are like clear but bitter water, which to outward seeming is crystal pure but of which, when tested by the divine Assayer, not a drop is accepted. Yea, the sunbeam falls alike upon the dust and the Mirror, yet differ they in reflection even as doth the star from the earth: nay, immeasurable is the difference!
  Persian #25

The Theologians, #Labyrinths, #Jorge Luis Borges, #Poetry
  been replaced by a mirror. the Mirror and the obolus were the new
  schismatics' emblems.

Timaeus, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  The two divine courses were encased by the gods in a sphere which is called the head, and is the god and lord of us. And to this they gave the body to be a vehicle, and the members to be instruments, having the power of flexion and extension. Such was the origin of legs and arms. In the next place, the gods gave a forward motion to the human body, because the front part of man was the more honourable and had authority. And they put in a face in which they inserted organs to minister in all things to the providence of the soul. They first contrived the eyes, into which they conveyed a light akin to the light of day, making it flow through the pupils. When the light of the eye is surrounded by the light of day, then like falls upon like, and they unite and form one body which conveys to the soul the motions of visible objects. But when the visual ray goes forth into the darkness, then unlike falls upon unlikethe eye no longer sees, and we go to sleep. The fire or light, when kept in by the eyelids, equalizes the inward motions, and there is rest accompanied by few dreams; only when the greater motions remain they engender in us corresponding visions of the night. And now we shall be able to understand the nature of reflections in mirrors. The fires from within and from without meet about the smooth and bright surface of the Mirror; and because they meet in a manner contrary to the usual mode, the right and left sides of the object are transposed. In a concave mirror the top and bottom are inverted, but this is no transposition.
  These are the second causes which God used as his ministers in fashioning the world. They are thought by many to be the prime causes, but they are not so; for they are destitute of mind and reason, and the lover of mind will not allow that there are any prime causes other than the rational and invisible onesthese he investigates first, and afterwards the causes of things which are moved by others, and which work by chance and without order. Of the second or concurrent causes of sight I have already spoken, and I will now speak of the higher purpose of God in giving us eyes. Sight is the source of the greatest benefits to us; for if our eyes had never seen the sun, stars, and heavens, the words which we have spoken would not have been uttered. The sight of them and their revolutions has given us the knowledge of number and time, the power of enquiry, and philosophy, which is the great blessing of human life; not to speak of the lesser benefits which even the vulgar can appreciate. God gave us the faculty of sight that we might behold the order of the heavens and create a corresponding order in our own erring minds. To the like end the gifts of speech and hearing were bestowed upon us; not for the sake of irrational pleasure, but in order that we might harmonize the courses of the soul by sympathy with the harmony of sound, and cure ourselves of our irregular and graceless ways.
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  And so in the vessel of the head, they first of all put a face in which they inserted organs to minister in all things to the providence of the soul, and they appointed this part, which has authority, to be by nature the part which is in front. And of the organs they first contrived the eyes to give light, and the principle according to which they were inserted was as follows: So much of fire as would not burn, but gave a gentle light, they formed into a substance akin to the light of every-day life; and the pure fire which is within us and related thereto they made to flow through the eyes in a stream smooth and dense, compressing the whole eye, and especially the centre part, so that it kept out everything of a coarser nature, and allowed to pass only this pure element. When the light of day surrounds the stream of vision, then like falls upon like, and they coalesce, and one body is formed by natural affinity in the line of vision, wherever the light that falls from within meets with an external object. And the whole stream of vision, being similarly affected in virtue of similarity, diffuses the motions of what it touches or what touches it over the whole body, until they reach the soul, causing that perception which we call sight. But when night comes on and the external and kindred fire departs, then the stream of vision is cut off; for going forth to an unlike element it is changed and extinguished, being no longer of one nature with the surrounding atmosphere which is now deprived of fire: and so the eye no longer sees, and we feel disposed to sleep. For when the eyelids, which the gods invented for the preservation of sight, are closed, they keep in the internal fire; and the power of the fire diffuses and equalizes the inward motions; when they are equalized, there is rest, and when the rest is profound, sleep comes over us scarce disturbed by dreams; but where the greater motions still remain, of whatever nature and in whatever locality, they engender corresponding visions in dreams, which are remembered by us when we are awake and in the external world. And now there is no longer any difficulty in understanding the creation of images in mirrors and all smooth and bright surfaces. For from the communion of the internal and external fires, and again from the union of them and their numerous transformations when they meet in the Mirror, all these appearances of necessity arise, when the fire from the face coalesces with the fire from the eye on the bright and smooth surface. And right appears left and left right, because the visual rays come into contact with the rays emitted by the object in a manner contrary to the usual mode of meeting; but the right appears right, and the left left, when the position of one of the two concurring lights is reversed; and this happens when the Mirror is concave and its smooth surface repels the right stream of vision to the left side, and the left to the right (He is speaking of two kinds of mirrors, first the plane, secondly the concave; and the latter is supposed to be placed, first horizontally, and then vertically.). Or if the Mirror be turned vertically, then the concavity makes the countenance appear to be all upside down, and the lower rays are driven upwards and the upper downwards.
  All these are to be reckoned among the second and co-operative causes which God, carrying into execution the idea of the best as far as possible, uses as his ministers. They are thought by most men not to be the second, but the prime causes of all things, because they freeze and heat, and contract and dilate, and the like. But they are not so, for they are incapable of reason or intellect; the only being which can properly have mind is the invisible soul, whereas fire and water, and earth and air, are all of them visible bodies. The lover of intellect and knowledge ought to explore causes of intelligent nature first of all, and, secondly, of those things which, being moved by others, are compelled to move others. And this is what we too must do. Both kinds of causes should be acknowledged by us, but a distinction should be made between those which are endowed with mind and are the workers of things fair and good, and those which are deprived of intelligence and always produce chance effects without order or design. Of the second or co-operative causes of sight, which help to give to the eyes the power which they now possess, enough has been said. I will therefore now proceed to speak of the higher use and purpose for which God has given them to us. The sight in my opinion is the source of the greatest benefit to us, for had we never seen the stars, and the sun, and the heaven, none of the words which we have spoken about the universe would ever have been uttered. But now the sight of day and night, and the months and the revolutions of the years, have created number, and have given us a conception of time, and the power of enquiring about the nature of the universe; and from this source we have derived philosophy, than which no greater good ever was or will be given by the gods to mortal man. This is the greatest boon of sight: and of the lesser benefits why should I speak? even the ordinary man if he were deprived of them would bewail his loss, but in vain. Thus much let me say however: God invented and gave us sight to the end that we might behold the courses of intelligence in the heaven, and apply them to the courses of our own intelligence which are akin to them, the unperturbed to the perturbed; and that we, learning them and partaking of the natural truth of reason, might imitate the absolutely unerring courses of God and regulate our own vagaries. The same may be affirmed of speech and hearing: they have been given by the gods to the same end and for a like reason. For this is the principal end of speech, whereto it most contri butes. Moreover, so much of music as is adapted to the sound of the voice and to the sense of hearing is granted to us for the sake of harmony; and harmony, which has motions akin to the revolutions of our souls, is not regarded by the intelligent votary of the Muses as given by them with a view to irrational pleasure, which is deemed to be the purpose of it in our day, but as meant to correct any discord which may have arisen in the courses of the soul, and to be our ally in bringing her into harmony and agreement with herself; and rhythm too was given by them for the same reason, on account of the irregular and graceless ways which prevail among mankind generally, and to help us against them.
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  Such is the nature of the liver, which is placed as we have described in order that it may give prophetic intimations. During the life of each individual these intimations are plainer, but after his death the liver becomes blind, and delivers oracles too obscure to be intelligible. The neighbouring organ (the spleen) is situated on the left-hand side, and is constructed with a view of keeping the liver bright and pure,like a napkin, always ready prepared and at hand to clean the Mirror. And hence, when any impurities arise in the region of the liver by reason of disorders of the body, the loose nature of the spleen, which is composed of a hollow and bloodless tissue, receives them all and clears them away, and when filled with the unclean matter, swells and festers, but, again, when the body is purged, settles down into the same place as before, and is humbled.
  Concerning the soul, as to which part is mortal and which divine, and how and why they are separated, and where located, if God acknowledges that we have spoken the truth, then, and then only, can we be confident; still, we may venture to assert that what has been said by us is probable, and will be rendered more probable by investigation. Let us assume thus much.

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