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The eye is always watching

The eyes are the windows to the soul.

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to get into heaven.

I’ve got my eye on you.

An eye for an eye makes the whole world go blind.

Look me straight in the eye.

You never know how you look through the eyes of others.


Um…do you have any to add?


127 responses

  1. Brendan Tuytel

    Eye put a spell on you.

    Eye eye, captain! (That’s what a pirate without an eyepatch says)

    Jane Eye…re….

    I’ve got no more.

    October 5, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    • Those are great. Hee hee.

      October 5, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    • Haha! Jane Eye…re…

      That was hilarious!! 🙂

      October 6, 2011 at 10:57 am

  2. Brendan Tuytel

    Eye l-eye-d.

    Eye am your father.

    Magic eyet ball?

    Erm…. Stopping now before this gets old.

    October 5, 2011 at 8:27 pm

  3. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”


    And this is beautiful!

    October 6, 2011 at 10:32 am

    • Thanks so much. I can’t believe that I forgot that one.

      October 6, 2011 at 11:12 am

    • That was the first that popped into my head.

      October 6, 2011 at 5:11 pm

  4. something like: first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

    October 6, 2011 at 10:33 am

    • Ooh…very biblical

      October 6, 2011 at 11:12 am

      • Unna

        Should one get started on the Sermon on the Mount, then? (more specifically Matt. 5:38-42)

        October 7, 2011 at 1:59 am

  5. antoniopinon

    Eye don’t have any to add.

    October 6, 2011 at 10:46 am

  6. Very creative photo. Eyes can be so powerful.

    October 6, 2011 at 10:47 am

  7. How about apple of his eye?

    October 6, 2011 at 10:48 am

  8. vivid eye detail! do you have anymore photos like these?

    October 6, 2011 at 10:51 am

    • I have lots of street art photos. Check the tags.

      October 6, 2011 at 11:13 am

  9. dambron

    Gandhi’s quote is very true. If we all believed in equal punishment than there would be nothing left. Hypocrisy would have no place to hide.

    October 6, 2011 at 10:56 am

  10. The eye of the tiger. Now I can’t stop thinking about that song. Great..

    October 6, 2011 at 11:07 am

  11. Don’t criticize the splinter in your brother’s eye while you have a tree trunk sticking out your own.

    October 6, 2011 at 11:08 am

  12. This is phenominal!

    October 6, 2011 at 11:24 am

  13. If you want more eyes check this out >> The ‘all seeing’ eye of Horus in popular culture

    October 6, 2011 at 11:34 am

  14. the eyes of my eyes are open (something like that) from American poet ee cummings

    October 6, 2011 at 11:57 am

    • So cool. I love ee cummings. Thanks.

      October 6, 2011 at 12:16 pm

  15. Call me Kay

    “If it’s in his eyes, it’s in her thighs. Trust. Sometimes it lies”.

    October 6, 2011 at 11:58 am

    • Wow, I’m not sure where to go with that one.

      October 6, 2011 at 12:16 pm

  16. Ooh, those are purty.

    October 6, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    • Thanks. It’s got a grungy type of beauty to it. I’m attracted to things that are not traditionally beautiful.

      October 6, 2011 at 12:15 pm

  17. Look with your eyes, and not with your mouth.

    In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

    October 6, 2011 at 12:22 pm

  18. Eyes Don’t lie.

    October 6, 2011 at 12:35 pm

  19. I have a fascination for eye art. Nice shot on this street art, btw. I love the interplay of light and shadow, how the contrast between grunge and the view as seen through the circle are so different yet seem to belong together.

    October 6, 2011 at 12:48 pm

  20. The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.

    October 6, 2011 at 12:49 pm

  21. kdf62

    When I look into your eyes
    I witness a miracle, I find a friend.

    October 6, 2011 at 12:51 pm

  22. Eye Candy?

    This was the best I could do seeing as all the good ones have already been mentioned 🙂

    October 6, 2011 at 12:52 pm

  23. Eye am your fan!


    October 6, 2011 at 12:55 pm

  24. Prettttty cool 🙂

    October 6, 2011 at 1:11 pm

  25. ANJ

    It took me a good 2 mins to understand the real photo….

    Awesome!!! you simply turned something so ordinary into such a piece of art! 🙂

    October 6, 2011 at 1:16 pm

  26. “His eye is on the sparrow…” http://delanasworld.wordpress.com/2011/02/27/eye-on-my-blog/

    The “Eyes” have it (play on I)….http://delanasworld.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/to-be-young-and-in-love/

    On this one, scroll down for a picture my young daughter took of her eye when we were out touring… http://delanasworld.wordpress.com/2011/02/10/fit-to-be-thaid/

    “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus…” Heb 12:2 — http://delanasworld.wordpress.com/2011/03/07/fixing-eyes/

    October 6, 2011 at 1:18 pm

  27. The eye of the storm.

    October 6, 2011 at 1:38 pm

  28. Very cool shot! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    October 6, 2011 at 1:38 pm

  29. For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.
    For every truth there is an ear somewhere to see it.
    For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.

    By a Russian Mathematician who moved to the United States in the 19th century quoted by a Bosnian Swede 😉

    October 6, 2011 at 2:37 pm

  30. Rasta teacher
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    For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it.
    For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it.
    For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.

    By a Russian Mathematician who moved to the United States in the 19th century quoted by a Bosnian Swede

    (I missed a part in the previous comment)

    October 6, 2011 at 2:39 pm

  31. Oh come on guys…..the eye is the window to the soul.

    on a lighter note..their eyes met across a crowded room

    erm…eye’ve got you under my skin

    smoke gets in your eyes

    eye coulda been a contender

    no, this is getting silly 😉

    October 6, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    • …and the eye is the window to the soul was the second. I needed to get here sooner. 🙂

      October 6, 2011 at 5:13 pm

  32. Great picture! Thanks for sharing!

    October 6, 2011 at 3:13 pm

  33. real eyes
    real lies

    October 6, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    • Nice. It reminds me of:

      Is that it?
      Is that it?
      Is that it ?

      That was it.

      October 6, 2011 at 3:28 pm

  34. That photo tripped me out for a minute, in a good way.

    October 6, 2011 at 3:22 pm

  35. “The Eye is the window to the Soul.”

    The eye is often used in holy scripture as a symbol of a person’s ability to receive the light of God. Symbolically, a person’s eye also shows spiritual condition and an understanding of the things of God. For example: “Blessed are your eyes for they see” Matthew 13:16, or “The foolish have eyes and see not” Mark 8:18

    It’s a Great photo. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed! – MoSop

    October 6, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    • Thanks much. I’m getting a fairly religious, or at moralistic, vibe from a lot of the comments on this one. Very cool.

      October 7, 2011 at 12:37 am

  36. I’ve got my eye on you
    Seeing into your soul
    Watching your pain
    I know all

    That’s all I got! Nice shot, congrats for being on FP~

    October 6, 2011 at 3:38 pm

  37. Let me see the whites of your eyes.

    October 6, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    • Or, “Don’t shoot until you can see the whites of their eyes.” Thanks.

      October 7, 2011 at 12:38 am

  38. nice! The EyE!

    October 6, 2011 at 3:56 pm

  39. eye have never seen a coversation all based on eyes it’s pretty groovy. I’m from scotland we spend the whole day saying eye lol.

    it’s a little bit funny this feeling insEYEd, i’m not one of those who can easily hEYEd. Don’t have much monEYE but boy if EYE did, EYE’d bEYE a big house where we both could live…i hope you don’y mEYEnd i hope you don’t mEYEnd that i put down in words, how wonderfull lEYEfe is know your in the world…you see EYE’ve forgotten if they’re green or they’re blue anyway the thing is what i really mean. YOURS ARE THE SWEETEST EYES I’VE EVER SEEN.

    hee hee

    October 6, 2011 at 3:57 pm

  40. I kept looking at the photo and i had a moment of revelation…the two large circles represent our vacant eyes that are lifeless as we spend too much time thinking of trivial things but the eye in the middle of said large empty circles is the spiritual eye. The one that looks into our own souls and the souls of others, that is the eye that really see’s colour and beauty of within not the dull, grey concrete-ish-ness of the real and tangible.

    October 6, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    • Cool. I had noticed the mimicry of the eye to the large, open circle next to it. That is, in fact, why I took this shot at all. I had thought of them being complimentary, or at least juxtaposed to show the difference. Thanks for the interesting insight.

      October 7, 2011 at 12:40 am

  41. great picture… so sharp

    October 6, 2011 at 4:11 pm

  42. “For I dipped into the future, far as human eye could see, Saw the vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be” – Tennyson
    “The eye sees a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination awake.” – da Vinci
    “Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?” – Groucho Marx

    My favourite because I HATE getting up in the morning, if I am getting up early I better be in a beach house and there better be Dolphin’s frolicking in the waves… frolicking I tell you!….
    “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man stupid and blind in the eyes” – Orson Scott Card

    Oooh oooh also and plus, “she’s got eyes of the bluest skies, as if they thought of rain, I hate to look into those eyes and see an ounce of pain” – Guns’n’Roses

    I think Plato had some good ones too, but they slip my memory at the moment.

    October 6, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    • Okay, you had me at Groucho Marx. Thanks.

      October 7, 2011 at 12:41 am

      • This post is great, everyone has a fav quote, but you don’t usually think about quotes in terms of subject (unless it’s love or something like that)… usually you collect quotes from a hero or favourite author. Loved this challenge!

        October 7, 2011 at 12:56 am

  43. Great pictures.
    As a kid when I took the big slice of something yummy and couldn’t finish it I remember mum always said ‘your eyes are bigger than your stomach’.
    Congrats on FP!

    October 6, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    • How did I not think of that?

      Thanks for the kudos.

      October 7, 2011 at 12:42 am

  44. With the eye s of a child you must learn how to see
    John Lodge

    The Eye of the Storm
    Roger Hodgson

    B ye B ye Miss American P ie.
    Don McLean

    October 6, 2011 at 5:18 pm

  45. Random guy #3


    October 6, 2011 at 5:56 pm

  46. That is a great way to see eye to eye….

    Eye’ll never forget you.

    Eye stare out the window at what’s not there.

    Great shot!

    October 6, 2011 at 6:36 pm

  47. If thine eye offends thee, pluck it out.

    I always thought that was histrionic and gross.

    But that’s the Old Testament for ya.

    October 6, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    • I think it’s interesting that “plucking out eyes” is both Biblical and popular in Greek drama. Weird.

      October 7, 2011 at 12:43 am

  48. Whale eye’ll beef hooked… (say it fast)

    October 6, 2011 at 6:40 pm

  49. I spy, a great photographic eye…

    October 6, 2011 at 6:56 pm

  50. “The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” And all I can comprehend when I looked at picture is the word beautiful!

    October 6, 2011 at 7:52 pm


  52. I wish you could see yourself through the eyes of those who love you.

    October 6, 2011 at 8:29 pm

  53. Amazing photo of an amazing piece of art.

    October 6, 2011 at 8:38 pm

  54. eyePhone

    (I just had to say it ;))

    October 6, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    • I think that’s apt, given the recent sad news in Apple history.

      October 7, 2011 at 12:44 am

  55. Eye Think Therefore Eye Am


    I’ve Got My Eye On You.

    October 6, 2011 at 9:01 pm

  56. Eyes are an ocean in which dreams are reflected.

    October 6, 2011 at 9:42 pm

  57. Shlikstar

    The cat eye is under us, only have to mantain the calm

    October 6, 2011 at 9:42 pm

  58. nice phot, i like the contrast around the graffiti, makes me feel welcome, yet suspicious lol. check out my blog!

    October 6, 2011 at 9:56 pm

  59. jjhausman

    I only have eyes for you

    October 6, 2011 at 10:19 pm

  60. Wow. Simply stunning.

    October 6, 2011 at 10:41 pm

  61. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…

    Fantastic photo! To my eye it certainly is. Thanks!

    October 6, 2011 at 11:21 pm

  62. k… y’all had yer chance now…

    Eye opener.
    One eye looking over your shoulder.
    Bulls eye!
    Sleeping with one eye open.
    In the eye of the hurricane.
    The camera’s eye (shame My Camera, My friend)
    The eye of truth.
    The eye in the sky.
    God’s eye.
    With eyes wide open.

    …a quote from one of my favorite movies…

    “That’s Eyegore!”

    …and since the puns were out there already and I don’t have to be totally ashamed of myself… this was a real eye scream! 🙂

    October 6, 2011 at 11:35 pm

  63. Great contrast; you have a good eye.

    “The story of life is quicker then the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.”
    Jimi Hendrix


    October 7, 2011 at 12:12 am

    • Ooh…Hendrix. Nice.

      October 7, 2011 at 12:46 am

    • Oooh very good!

      October 7, 2011 at 12:59 am

  64. It’s all about perspective. What is relevant and what makes a greater vision? An Eye is useless if it has no vision, even if it can see.

    October 7, 2011 at 2:01 am

  65. Great mural, and photo of it of course! (;

    October 7, 2011 at 2:11 am

  66. I remember every look upon your face, the way you role your eyes the way you taste, n now i’m left with nothing.. :lol

    October 7, 2011 at 2:34 am

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    October 7, 2011 at 2:43 am

  68. Amazing work 10 out of 10

    October 7, 2011 at 4:45 am

  69. Beautiful! 😀

    October 7, 2011 at 5:00 am

  70. melissakoski

    I like “Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.” Thomas Carlyle.
    I’d love share this quote with the people on reality tv shows like the Jersey Shore or the Housewives series.

    October 7, 2011 at 5:46 am

  71. That is a lot of comments. How about;

    “Eye can see clearly now the rain has gone”

    Doesn’t really conform but adds a nice mood. Love the post!

    October 7, 2011 at 6:12 am

  72. eye see you

    October 7, 2011 at 6:19 am

  73. chinesetea2

    that’s amazing~~
    Good days give you joy while bad days give you experience. So never regret every single day of your life!

    October 7, 2011 at 7:04 am

  74. As a kid, if we took MORE food than we could actually manage to eat it was said:

    “Your eyes are bigger than your belly !”

    October 7, 2011 at 7:05 am

  75. AKrygiel

    This is awesome. Keep up the great work!

    October 7, 2011 at 7:06 am

  76. Love this. You really have an eye for art!

    October 7, 2011 at 7:18 am

  77. Fabulous picture, yeeeees, the Eye is always watching, like Big Brother 😉

    October 7, 2011 at 7:25 am

  78. inkspeare

    In the land of the blind the one-eye man is king – Desiderious Erasmus

    October 7, 2011 at 7:34 am

    • How did I miss that one?

      October 7, 2011 at 9:36 am

  79. Some interesting and creative comments….but I’m drawing a blank….hmm how about “Eye-ya!”–the Chinese expression of shock and surprise?

    October 7, 2011 at 7:37 am

  80. You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

    October 7, 2011 at 8:22 am

    • That’s cool. Is that yours, or is there another source?

      October 7, 2011 at 9:32 am

      • It’s a quote from Mark Twain.

        October 7, 2011 at 9:54 am

      • I should have known that. Thanks.

        October 7, 2011 at 12:19 pm

  81. “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to get into heaven.” Such a true quote, thanks for sharing!

    October 7, 2011 at 9:36 am

  82. Nice! The all seeing eye!

    October 7, 2011 at 10:07 am

  83. Such a great find for street art!

    October 7, 2011 at 10:33 am

  84. great image. keep it up! =)


    October 7, 2011 at 10:38 am

  85. Wowzers. Now this is balls-to-the-wall awesome. Fantastic photo. Thx for sharing it.

    October 7, 2011 at 11:02 am

  86. “in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king”

    October 7, 2011 at 4:21 pm

  87. Nice photo. I love street art.

    October 9, 2011 at 5:21 am

  88. eye.. i need it

    October 10, 2011 at 7:55 am

  89. Why are our eyes called the windows to our souls? Why do we speak of the way that we “see” the world? Why do we say, “I see” in order to communicate that we understand? What is the understanding? What is the relationship between our vision, our eyesight, and our way of Being?

    As the rhythm of the world erupts, with the samba sound soothing my soul and bringing the comforting morning light. My rods and cones sense the sun sneaking into my room through the blinds, touching my cheek, bridging my dreams, which will soon fall away from sight. I cannot see the past unless it was in a dream. I am able to look out upon the vision of today. Letting this body breathe in the light and blow out the color.

    from my short story…

    October 11, 2011 at 7:53 am

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  91. rizness


    October 12, 2011 at 9:22 am

  92. amdalessandro

    This picture is amazing. Thank you so much for posting it. I am actually trying to learn more about photography and I would feel so honored if a photographer as skilled as you could look at my blog and provide me with feedback about how I can improve. My blog is:


    October 12, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    • Aww…that’s very sweet. Thanks. I’ll check it out.

      October 12, 2011 at 4:39 pm

  93. No eyedeer

    Great photo by the way

    October 14, 2011 at 2:43 am

  94. the color is brilliant. thank you, you brought me to a new dimension.

    October 16, 2011 at 7:48 pm

  95. nice work, i love street art. i took a few pic’s of some recently. check it out if you have a second.

    October 18, 2011 at 5:58 pm