Look Me In The Eye Quotes by Megan Whalen Turner, Tahereh Mafi, Michael Jordan, Christopher Hitchens, Richelle Mead, Ken Wilber and many others.
…I asked Ochto what in the name of all that was sacred he thought he was doing. “Helping you,” said Dirnes. “Why?” They put the soldier down, and Ochto straightened to look me in the eye. “Because I know nothing about kings and princes, but I know men.
His hands are holding my cheeks, and he pulls back just to look me in the eye and his chest is heaving and he says, “I think,” he says, “my heart is going to explode,” and I wish, more than ever, that I knew how to capture moments like these and revisit them forever. Because this. This is everything.
I know what’s within me even if you can’t see it yet…I have something more important than courage, I have patience. I will become what I know I am.
Anyone who can look me in the eye and say they prefer the story of Moses or Jesus or Mohammed to the life of Socrates is intellectually defective.
I’m sure. But it doesn’t work with me. for one thing, you won’t look me in the eye. As for the other…I don’t know. I can just tell.
Start as a human being in this culture, toss in madness, toss in mystical states, toss in being gay, toss in being HIV-positive, toss in religion that assures you God hates you for all of that – and then look me in the eye and tell me you can feel ok about yourself. I dare you. I just dare you.
The bathroom mirror has not budged, the woman who lives there can tell the truth from the stuff they say and looks me in the eye- says do you prefer the easy way? No? Well ok then, dont cry.