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Subject: quote
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: r2-ga
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Posted: 09 Feb 2003 05:08 PST
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Question ID: 159015
who said:

we dont see things as they are.  we see things as we are.
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Subject: Re: quote
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 09 Feb 2003 07:14 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Hello R2-ga,

Thank you for your question.

The quotation “We don't see things as they are; we see them as we
are.” is attributed to Anais Nin, a famous writer who was born in 1903
and died in 1977.
Source: Brainy Quotes
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/q107089.html

Ana´s Nin: 
We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.
Source: Wisdom Quotes
http://www.wisdomquotes.com/cat_awareness.html

We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are. 
--Anais Nin 
Source: 1-Famous-Quotes.com
http://www.1-famous-quotes.com/attitude_quotes.htm

We don't see things as they are. We see things as we are.
— Anais Nin
Source : Book Reporter
http://www.bookreporter.com/community/quote/02-08.asp


However, this quotation has also been attributed to the Talmud.

"We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are."  --Anais Nin
(Also attributed to the Talmud)
http://www.eskimo.com/~recall/bleed/0315.htm

Talmud: The most significant collection of the Jewish oral tradition
interpreting the Torah.
http://www.jewfaq.org/defs/talmud.htm

“Awareness is only the first step in the alchemical process. The
Talmud says, "We don't see things as they are, but as we are." If we
believe ourselves, and therefore our souls, to be unlovable, unworthy,
and powerless, then we will experience ourselves to be these things.
The Truth is that each soul is a unique expression of the Divine, a
spark from the flame that is the Creator. Awareness shows us what our
beliefs are and how those beliefs have actually created our reality.
By becoming aware, we can then change our beliefs.”
http://www.inneralchemyjourneys.com/

We don’t see things as they are; we see things as we are. - The Talmud
http://www.m-cc.nl/MCCarticles.htm

We don't see things as they are; we see things as we are. — The Talmud
http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Psychology/faculty/krueger.html

"We don't see things as they are. We see them as we are." – Talmud
http://hjem.get2net.dk/civet-cat/poetry-stories/quotes2.htm


Additional information that may interest you:

Biography of Anais Nin
http://stinfwww.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/~beckmann/nin/bio.html
http://stinfwww.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/~beckmann/nin.html


Search Criteria:

"We don't see things as they are" 
://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=%22We+don%27t+see+things+as+they+are%22

"We don't see things as they are" “Anais Nin”
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"We don't see things as they are" +Talmud
://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=%22We+don%27t+see+things+as+they+are%22+%2BTalmud


I hope you find this helpful and if any part of my answer is unclear,
please don't hesitate to ask for clarification.  I'll be happy to be
of further assistance!


Best Regards,
Bobbie7-ga
r2-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Good job!

Comments  
Subject: Re: quote
From: ravuri-ga on 11 Feb 2003 08:09 PST
 
As someone who is familiar with a lot of the Talmud and especially the
traditional Jewish literature that cites the wisdom of the Talmud, I
can state conclusively that that quote is definitely not from the
Talmud.

It's possible that there's a statement about subjectivity in the
Talmud which someone confused with the Nin quote. But I highly doubt
it. It's more likely that someone who didn't know the attribution just
chose the Talmud as a source of wisdom it might be from. "Y'know, like
Confucius? The Talmud? An old guru on a mountaintop?"  After all, who
would know better? :)

ravuri-ga
Subject: Re: quote
From: intotravel-ga on 11 Feb 2003 10:40 PST
 
hi, My source for this quote is,

I saw it on a sign posted in a police station in Stepaside, at the
foot of the Dublin mountains!

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