"The sighted can be so touchingly naïve about vision. They apparently believe that the brain stays out of it. Or at best, they extend the camera metaphor and envision a tiny self seated inside the skull, passively watching images."
"Beneath our visual selves, beneath even the old Adam, lies buried that mammalian and pre-mammalian self, which feels and smells and intuitively or instinctively apprehends."
"One eye sees, the other feels."
"The blind man can be a seer, and he sometimes has the vocation of a visionary."
"Democritus of Abdera tore his eyes out in a garden so that the spectacle of reality would not distract him."