Observer

Observer may refer to person who is observing. More specialised meanings follow.

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Famous quotes containing the word observer:

    The importance of its hat to a form becomes
    More definite. The sweeping brim of the hat
    Makes of the form Most Merciful Capitan,
    If the observer says so....
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    The possibility of interpretation lies in the identity of the observer with the observed. Each material thing has its celestial side; has its translation, through humanity, into the spiritual and necessary sphere, where it plays a part as indestructible as any other.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    I had such a wonderful feeling last night, walking beneath the dark sky while cannon boomed on my right and guns on my left ... the feeling that I could change the world only by being there.
    Viorica Butnariu, Rumanian student at Bucharest University. letter, Dec. 23, 1989, to American friend. Observer (London, Dec. 31, 1989)