"[There] are two kinds of disturbances of the eyes, stemming from two sources – when they have been transferred from light to darkness and when they have been transferred from darkness to light."
"A child is born with a pair of eyes but not with a visual world. He must build that world himself, and it is a private creation."
"If I am condemned to see nature as I see it now I’d rather be blind and keep my memories of the beauties I’ve always seen"
"It is three years now since I have seen anybody. Strangely enough, I have fairly clear pictures of many people whom I have not met again during these three years, but the pictures of the people I meet everyday are becoming blurred. Why should this be?"
"The eye altering alters all."