You have to look! That's another one of the rules. Closing your eyes isn't going to change anything. Nothing's going to disappear just because you can't see what going on. In fact, things will be even worse the next time you open your eyes. That's the kind of world we live in. Keep your eyes wide open. Only a coward closes his eyes. Closing your eyes and plugging up your ears won't make time stand still."
- Haruki Murakami
"Closing your eyes won't make the awfulness go away. It may be that nothing will. But dwelling on it, dreading the evil, playing out the misery in your head- doesn't this feed the monster? You can't close your eyes to life, but you can choose where your gaze lingers."
- Richelle E. Goodrich