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Single photons ... What you get is something completely different: even though only single photons of light are being fired through the slits they don’t create two lines, they mysteriously create three. Horizon: What is Reality? BBC 2011
If you put detectors by the slits, the mysterious behaviour stops. The photons behave just like bullets. Take the detectors away – the multiple stripes mysteriously re-appear. So what is going on? Rather astonishingly it seems we can change the way reality behaves just by looking at it. But this means reality has a secret life of its own. ibid.
According to this theory the photon of light faces two slits; it doesn’t split in two – it splits the world in two. Every photon in the double slit experiment creates a new parallel world. ibid.
The measurement problem ... An atom only appears in a particular place if you measure it. In other words an atom is spread out all over the place until a conscious observer decides to look at it. So the act of measurement or observation creates the entire universe. Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Atom: The Illusion of Reality, BBC 2008
This is the key of modern science and is the beginning of the true understanding of nature. This idea. That to look at the things, to record the details, and to hope that in the information thus obtained, may lie a clue to one or another of a possible theoretical interpretation. Richard Feynman, The Character of Physical Law, 1955
Here’s looking at you, kid. Casablanca 1942 ***** starring Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman & Paul Henreid & Claude Rains & Conrad Veidt & Sydney Greenstreet & Peter Lorre & Curt Bois et al, director Michael Curtiz, him to her in Paris
I bet you looked. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine s5e3: Looking for Par’Mach in All the Wrong Places, Bashir to O’Brien, on Kira being helped from bath
I won’t be satisfied until people want to hear me sing without looking at me. Of course, that doesn’t mean I want them to stop looking. Marilyn Monroe
Look before you leap. Mid-14th century proverb
His looks do menace heaven and dare the Gods.
His fiery eyes are fixed upon the earth. Christopher Marlowe, Tamburlaine the Great, 1590
Let not our looks put on our purposes. William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar II i 224, Brutus
Her eye must be fed, and what delight shall she have to look on the devil? William Shakespeare, Othello II i @226, Iago
... whose warped looks proclaim
What store her heart is made on. William Shakespeare, The History of King Lear III iv 48-49, Lear
Bartender: What are you looking for, Shane?
Shane: Nothing. Shane 1953 starring Alan Ladd & Jean Arthur & Van Heflin & Brandon deWilde & Jack Palance & Ben Johnson & Edgar Buchana & Emile Meyer & Elisha Cook & Douglas Spencer & John Dierkes & Ellen Corby et al, director George Stevens
Shane! Look out! ibid. Joey
But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart. I Samuel 16:7
Don’t go on looking at me like that, because you’ll wear your eyes out. Emile Zola, La Bete Humaine, 1889-90
And nothing to look backward to with pride,
And nothing to look forward to with hope. Robert Frost, The Death of the Hired Man 1914
Look at me. Look into my fucking eyes. Gangsta No.1 1990 staring Paul Bettany & Malcolm McDowell & David Thewlis & Saffron Burrows & Kenneth Cranham & Jamie Foreman & Eddie Marsan & Andrew Lincoln & Martin Wimbush & Sean Chapman et al, director Paul McGuigan
You look a 100% better when I can’t see you. Lolita 1997 starring Dominique Swain & Jeremy Irons & Frank Langella & Melanie Griffith & Suzanne Shepherd & Keith Reddin & Erin J Dean & Joan Glover & Pat Pierre Perkins & Ed Grady et al, see Vladimir Nabakov’s Lolita, director Adrian Lyne, Lolita to Humbert
Lord! I cannot look at it –
What would the world say if I looked at it?
I should drop down, if I looked at it –
I wish I could look at it –
There can be no sin in looking at it.
– I will look at it. Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary. David Bailey, English photographer, interview The Face December 1984
He looked at her the way all women want to be looked at by a man. F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Queer are the ways of a man I know:
He comes and stands
In a careworn craze,
And looks at the sands
And the seaward haze
With moveless hands
And face and gaze,
Then turns to go ...
And what does he see when he gazes so? ... Thomas Hardy, The Phantom Horsewoman
If you were in the Brondby dressing room right now, which of the Liverpool players would you be looking at? Ray Stubbs
Always look ahead, but never look back. Miles Davis
Blanche: And turn that light off! Turn that off! I won’t be looked at in this merciless glare. Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire
I’m interested in ways of looking. And trying to think of it in simple ways. David Hockney, televised interview cited Hockney BBC 2015