Carlyle said that how to observe was to look, but I say that it is rather to see, and the more you look the less you will observe.
Journal, 13 September 1852
You might say of a philosopher that he was in this world as a spectator.
Journal, 31 October 1850
A man may walk abroad & no more see the sky than if he walked under a shed.
Journal, 21 August 1851