35 Scan Quotes On Success In Life

These scan quotes will inspire you. Scan, to examine or look over carefully or look at all parts of (something) carefully in order to detect some feature.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging scan quotes, scan sayings, and scan proverbs.

Best Scan Quotes

  1. “We also have the option of scanning in an image from outside the computer… a photo, or a sketch done with traditional tools; and we can then paint, manipulate, process, change, and further develop the image within the computer, watching our progress on the monitor.” ~ Buffy Sainte-Marie
  2. “The naturalist is a civilized hunter. He goes alone into the field or woodland and closes his mind to everything but that time and place, so that life around him presses in on all the senses and small details grow in significance. He begins the scanning search for which cognition was engineered. His mind becomes unfocused, it focuses on everything, no longer directed toward any ordinary task or social pleasantry.” ~ E. O. Wilson
  3. “So disasters come not singly; But as if they watched and waited, Scanning one another’s motions, When the first descends, the others Follow, follow, gathering flock-wiseRound their victim, sick and wounded, First a shadow, then a sorrow, Till the air is dark with anguish.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  4. “The proper study of Mankind is Man.” ~ Alexander Pope

  5. “Spend two minutes a day scanning the world for three new things you’re grateful for. And do that for 21 days, The reason why that’s powerful is you’re training your brain to scan the world in a new pattern, you’re scanning for positives, instead of scanning for threats. It’s the fastest way of teaching optimism.” ~ Shawn Achor
  6. “After spending most of her life scanning the horizon for slights and threats, genuine and imagined, she knew the real threat to her happiness came not from the dot in the distance, but from looking for it. Expecting it. Waiting for it. And in some cases, creating it. Her father had jokingly accused her of living in the wreckage of her future. Until one day she’d looked deep into his eyes and saw he wasn’t joking. He was warning her.” ~ Louise Penny
  7. “A lot of times when people meet me, theyll definitely try to make me feel young or inexperienced. Like, Its all taken care of. Teenagers are such a discerning group of people. Theyll immediately sniff out anything that feels contrived. Im, like, constantly scanning myself to see if Im some corporate executive version of a teenager. Ive developed something of a fearsome reputation. People know that if you talk down to me, I will roll my eyes or whatever.” ~ Lorde
  8. “Constantly scanning the world for the negative comes with a great cost. It undercuts our creativity, raises our stress levels, and lowers our motivation and ability to accomplish goals.” ~ Shawn Achor

  9. “No sooner does a great man depart, and leave his character as public property, than a crowd of little men rushes towards it. There they are gathered together, blinking up to it with such vision as they have, scanning it from afar, hovering round it this way and that, each cunningly endeavoring, by all arts, to catch some reflex of it in the little mirror of himself.” ~ Thomas Carlyle
  10. “Most readers look at the photograph first. If you put it in the middle of the page, the reader will start by looking in the middle. Then her eye must go up to read the headline; this doesn’t work, because people have a habit of scanning downwards. However, suppose a few readers do read the headline after seeing the photograph below it. After that, you require them to jump down past the photograph which they have already seen. Not bloody likely.” ~ David Ogilvy
  11. “And I can tell by the way you’re searching
    For something you can’t even name
    That you haven’t been able to come to the table
    Simply glad that you came
    And when you feel like this try to imagine
    That we’re all like frail boats on the sea
    Just scanning the night for that great guiding light
    Announcing the Jubilee” ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter
  12. “I am continually calming the restless scanning of my rational mind in order to perceive the finer energies that enable me to unitively merge with everything around me.” ~ Ken Keyes Jr.

  13. “She told me later that she had made a kind of note of me in her mind, as, scanning the shelf for a particular book, one will sometimes have one’s attention caught by another, take it down, glance at the title page and saying “I must read that, too, when I’ve the time,” replace it and continue the search.” ~ Evelyn Waugh
  14. “Men scanning the surface count the wicked happy; they see not the frightful dreams that crowd a bad man’s pillow.” ~ Martin Farquhar Tupper
  15. “I’d sit at my kitchen table and start scanning help-wanted ads on my laptop, but then a browser tab would blink and I’d get distracted and follow a link to a long magazine article about genetically modified wine grapes. Too long, actually, so I’d add it to my reading list. Then I’d follow another link to a book review. I’d add the review to my reading list, too, then download the first chapter of the book—third in a series about vampire police. Then, help-wanted ads forgotten, I’d retreat to the living room, put my laptop on my belly, and read all day. I had a lot of free time.” ~ Robin Sloan
  16. “Airport screeners are now scanning holiday fruitcakes. Not even the scanners can tell what those little red things are.” ~ David Letterman

  17. “New ways of seeing can disclose new things: the radio telescope revealed quasars and pulsars, and the scanning electron microscope showed the whiskers of the dust mite. But turn the question around: Do new things make for new ways of seeing?” ~ William Least Heat-Moon
  18. “The not-knowing is crucial to art, is what permits art to be made. Without the scanning process engendered by not-knowing, without the possibility of having the mind move in unanticipated directions, there would be no invention.” ~ Donald Barthelme
  19. “This (scanning project) is our chance to one-up the Greeks! It is really possible with the technology of today, not tomorrow. We can provide all the works of humankind to all the people of the world. It will be an achievement remembered for all time, like putting a man on the moon.” ~ Brewster Kahle
  20. “I sometimes look into the face of my dog Stan and see a wistful sadness and existential angst, when all he is actually doing is slowly scanning the ceiling for flies.” ~ Merrill Markoe

  21. “Writing a novel is one of those modern rites of passage, I think, that lead us from an innocent world of contentment, drunkenness, and good humor, to a state of chronic edginess and the perpetual scanning of bank statements.” ~ J. G. Ballard
  22. “I will check the internet for at least an hour every morning scanning worldwide news to do with child abuse. So if you’re constantly putting yourself in an environment where you’re checking up on social economics or homelessness problems, if you keep yourself aware of it, you don’t really have a day off.” ~ Samantha Morton
  23. “Long ago, men went to sea, and women waited for them, standing on the edge of the water, scanning the horizon for the tiny ship. Now I wait for Henry. He vanishes unwillingly, without warning. I wait for him. Each moment that I wait feels like a year, an eternity. Each moment is as slow and transparent as glass. Through each moment I can see infinite moments lined up, waiting. Why has he gone where I cannot follow?” ~ Audrey Niffenegger
  24. “When you write a book, you spend day after day scanning and identifying the trees. When you’re done, you have to step back and look at the forest.” ~ Stephen King

  25. “My brother and I were able to fantasize far more extravagantly about our parents’ tastes and desires, their aspirations and their vices, by scanning their bookcases than by snooping in their closest. Their selves were on their shelves.” ~ Anne Fadiman
  26. “I walked over, my eyes scanning Luna Blu, my house, and Dave’s. But it was the building behind them, that empty hotel, that had the tiniest light, provided by one word, written in fluorescent paint. Maybe it wasn’t what was once there, in real life. But in this one, it said it all: STAY.” ~ Sarah Dessen
  27. “Spinning out of my neuromarketing work where, based on scanning the brains of 2,000 respondents’ brains using fMRI, we learned that there’s a huge correlation between religion and branding – and thus the way that brands intend to generate customer evangelism are to be constructed.” ~ Martin Lindstrom
  28. “Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.” ~ Alexander Pope

  29. “I tried to shake some water off. “I got a message from Angel,”i said, scanning the tunnel.”She says there’s massive danger down here,something too big for us to fix or deal with.” “So of course you immediately came down.” ~ James Patterson
  30. “Sea does the sweep of his eyes that he does, the one that goes from my head to my toes and back again and makes me feel that he’s scanning the depths of my soul and teasing out my motivations and sins. It’s worse than confession with Father Mooneyham. At the end of it, he says, “If you help, this will go faster.” ~ Maggie Stiefvater
  31. “The failure of market catallactics in no way denies the following truth: given sufficient knowledge the optimal decisions can always be found by scanning over all the attainable states of the world and selecting the one which according to the postulated ethical welfare function is best. The solution ‘exists’; the problem is how to ‘find’ it.” ~ Paul Samuelson
  32. “The bad news is that ignoring the performance of people is almost as bad as shredding their effort in front of their eyes. Ignoring gets you a whole way out there. The good news is that by simply looking at something that somebody has done, scanning it and saying “Uh huh,” that seems to be quite sufficient to dramatically improve people’s motivations.” ~ Dan Ariely
  33. “Scanning the newspapers and absorbing with a mixture of incredulity and indignation the enormities they report, I conclude that what England lacks today is, quite simply, sense.” ~ Paul Johnson

  34. “I shot my undergraduate work on 35mm. I love the way it looks, but I haven’t shot film in a while. If you can avoid scanning, it makes your practice faster. Oh, and I shoot a lot of Polaroid, too. I have about five hundred Polaroids from my film that I hope to show soon.” ~ Laurel Nakadate
  35. “With non-fiction writing I feel like I’m confined and driven by what actually happened. That makes the “plot”. So it’s a process of getting all of my notes typed up, then scanning through the notes, trying to extract or find certain vignettes that seem like they might write well – that might have a potential for good energy, shape, etc. And then at some point I start stringing these together, keeping an eye on the word count.” ~ George Saunders

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