"...a quality so mysteriously and implacably egocentric that no one has ever been able to name it. This quality involves a sense of the self so profound and so powerful that it does not so much leap barriers as reduce them to atoms--while still leaving them standing, mightily, where they were; and this awful sense is private, unknowable, not to be articulated, having, literally to do with something else; it transforms and lays waste and gives life, and kills."
Mary Philbin is imprisoned by Lon Chaney aka “The Phantom Of The Opera” (1925)
"We’re eye doctors." "What’s something about the eye that most people don’t realize?" "The eye doesn’t see. The brain sees. The eye just transmits. So what we see isn’t only determined by what comes through the eyes. What we see is affected by our memories, our feelings, and by what we’ve seen before."