The Normal is the good smile in a child's eyes - all right. It is also the dead stare in a million adults.
The brute curiosity of an angel's stare Turn you like them to stone.
Gorgonised me from head to foot With a stony British stare.Tennyson
I recall an incident involving the late George Stigler at a conference in Spain in the 1980s. Hearing that I had written a book on reason and natural law, Stigler started to ridicule reason, going so far as to say that there is as much reason in a monkey's antics as in any human act. At that point I asked him whether he was trying to tell me something about how he wrote his books; he gave me a blank stare and stormed out of the room.frank van dun
I started to sink like the moon tends to do if you stare at it too long Then you blink and it's goneconor oberst
If you stare into a flame You'll get an eye full of energy If you write your nightscapades You'll get a dawn full of promiseshappy rhodes
I bumped into him (Craig Mundie of Microsoft) in an elevator. I looked at his badge and said, "Ah, you work for Microsoft." He looked back at me and said, "Oh ya, and what do you do?" And I thought it was some kind of tad dismissive, here is a guy in a suit looking at a scruffy hacker... so I gave him a thousand yard stare and said, "I am your worst nightmare!"eric s. raymond
For several reasons we should not depart from these adjudged cases:;; but chiefly, from the inconvenience of altering and overturnirig settled determinations. It is best, stare decisis. The overturning settled determinations would be of very bad consequence: they ought not to be shaken.
[...they] would cut us to mincemeat, and throw our bleeding heads on that table to stare us in the face.boyle roche
I rail against writers who talk about the loneliness of it all — what do they want, a crowd looking over their typewriters? Or those who talk about having to stare at a blank page — do they want someone to write on it?wilfrid sheed