The French political class has been relentlessly myopic, if not completely blind, about the concerns of those who work and mine and farm. .... To cite Eugene Weber, One thing that we learn from history is that people seldom learn from history.
There may be arrogance – and the laziness of someone who is indefatigable when doing what he enjoys, but only when doing that.
That thing over there was more there than it’s there!Yes, sometimes I cry about the perfect body that doesn’t exist.But the perfect body is the bodiest body there can be,And the rest are the dreams men have,The myopia of someone who doesn’t look very much
Someone experiencing the stages of grief is rarely aware of how his behavior might appear to others. Grief often produces a “zoom lens effect,” in which the focus is entirely on oneself, to the exclusion of external considerations.
It seems sometimes that people take a deliberately myopic and fill their eyes with things seen microscopically in order not to see macrosopically.
He had no ideal world of dead heroes, he knew little of the life of men in the past, he must find the beings to whom he could cling with loving admiration among those who came within speech of him.