Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – Ogni sguardo / Every act of looking

Dosso Dossi, Jupiter, Mercury and Virtue, c. 1500

Every act of looking turns into observation, every act of observation into reflection, every act of reflection into the making of associations; thus it is evident that we theorize every time we look carefully at the world.

Ogni sguardo si muta in osservazione, ogni osservazione in riflessione, ogni riflessione in interpretazione. Ogni volta che ci rivolgiamo al mondo, già teorizziamo.