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"Kisses honeyed by oblivion." - George Eliot

"Oblivion cures the old wounds." - Dejan Stojanovic

"Did therewith bury in oblivion." - William Browne

"Death promises nothing-not even oblivion." - Mason Cooley

"Oblivion waits without beckoning or threatening." - Mason Cooley

"Oblivion is not to be hired." - Thomas Browne

"Sleep is a hint of lovely oblivion." - D H Lawrence

"Oblivion seemed the only reasonable option." - Ian Mcewan

"Among our crimes oblivion may be set." - John Dryden

"And blind oblivion swallowed cities up." - William Shakespeare

"Apathy is a sort of living oblivion." - Horace Greeley

"Ignorance is not bliss - it is oblivion." - Philip Wylie

"Ignorance is not bliss - it is oblivion. Determined ignorance is the hastiest kind of oblivion." - Philip Wylie

"You can't be saved, oblivion is all you crave." - Robert Palmer

"oblivion has been noticed as the offspring of silence." - Hannah More

"Oblivion is the flower that grows best on graves." - George Sand

"We must identify our enemies and drive them into oblivion." - Bruce Babbitt

"The future is a choice between Utopia and oblivion." - R Buckminster Fuller

"The one stroke marks the difference between fame and oblivion." - Samuel Parris

"His sleep was a sensuous gluttony of oblivion." - P D James

"Death is the stone into which our oblivion hardens." - Pablo Neruda

"Blue oblivion, largely lit, smiled and smiled at me." - William Rose Benet

"Oblivion is the rule and fame the exception, of humanity." - Antoine Rivarol

"Life is a warfare and a stranger's sojourn, and after fame is oblivion." - Marcus Aurelius

"The human race sleepwalked to oblivion, thinking only of the corporate logos on it's shroud." - J G Ballard

"What's past and what's to come is strew'd with husks And formless ruin of oblivion." - William Shakespeare

"Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion." - Richard Nixon

"There is nothing so entirely desirable in all the world as a few hours oblivion." - Anne Reeve Aldrich

"Words were the only net to catch a mood, the only sure weapon against oblivion." - Jan Struther

"I fear oblivion. I fear it like the proverbial blind man who's afraid of the dark." - John Green

"Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; riches take wings; the only certainty is oblivion." - Horace Greeley

"Solitude is the worst of all companions when we seek comfort and oblivion." - Joseph Mery

"Oblivion is a second death, which great minds dread more than the first." - Jean de Boufflers

"What' s past, and what's to come, is strew'd with husks, And formless ruin of oblivion." - William Shakespeare

"Now it is autumn and the falling fruit And the long journey towards oblivion." - David Herbert Lawrence

"Sleep is my lover now, my forgetting, my opiate, my oblivion." - Audrey Niffenegger

"As for oblivion, well, we can wait a little while for that." - Anne Rice

"Consolation Calm down. Both your sins and your good deeds will be lost in oblivion." - Czeslaw Milosz

"Most new books drop immediately into the oblivion they so richly deserve." - Edward Abbey

"Pleasure is a sort of oblivion, a forgetfulness. Pain is remembrance, you cannot forget pain." - Rajneesh

"Travel is a vanishing act, a solitary trip down a pinched line of geography to oblivion." - Paul Theroux

"Build then the ship of death, for you must take the longest journey, to oblivion." - D H Lawrence

"Lay silently the injuries you receive upon the altar of oblivion." - Hosea Ballou

"Time is the River on which the leaves of our thoughts are carried into oblivion." - Doris Lessing

"I gratefully look forward to oblivion, but I must be sure of it" - Taylor Caldwell

"God has no power over the past except to cover it with oblivion." - Pliny The Elder

"... the current of time slowing down in the gravitational field of oblivion." - W G Sebald

"To think about "oblivion" is to think about "what art is"." - Yasumasa Morimura

"If you concern yourself with remaining relevant, you'll probably disappear into oblivion." - Wade MacNeil

"And if I drink oblivion of a day, So shorten I the stature of my soul." - George Meredith

"Beware of too much laughter, for it deadens the mind and produces oblivion." - The Talmud

"Second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything." - William Shakespeare

"Thus my life is a flight and I lose everything and everything belongs to oblivion." - Jorge Luis Borges

"There is no greater poverty than oblivion to self and others." - Vanna Bonta

"Acting as your own sovereign power, grant yourself oblivion for past offences." - Henry S Haskins

"And what importance do I have in the courtroom of oblivion?" - Pablo Neruda

"Housework is a treadmill from futility to oblivion with stop-offs at tedium and counter productivity." - Erma Bombeck

"The only solution to the issue of human rights is oblivion." - Augusto Pinochet

"Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion." - Mark Twain

"Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion." - Richard M. Nixon

"A wholesome oblivion of one's neighbours is the beginning of wisdom." - Richard Le Gallienne

"It's calm under the waves in the blue of my oblivion." - Fiona Apple

"Just because you're living in blissful oblivion doesn't mean you're not responsible." - Arthur M. Jolly

"People come to music to seek oblivion: is that not also a form of deception?" - Claude Debussy

"And if I drink oblivion of a day, / So shorten I the stature of my soul." - George Meredith

"Ultimately life is disease, death and oblivion. It's still better than high school." - Dan Savage

"Man does find in Nature deliverance from himself, oblivion of his past, with peace and purity!" - George A Smith

"I gratefully look forward to oblivion, but I must be sure of it." - Taylor Caldwell

"The immense majority of human biographies are a gray transit between domestic spasm and oblivion." - George Steiner

"Every Harvard class should have one Democrat to rescue it from oblivion." - Will Rogers

"Beneath it all, desire of oblivion runs: Despite the artful tensions of the calendar, The life insurance, the tabled fertility rites, The costly aversion of the eyes from death- Beneath it all, desire of oblivion runs." - Philip Larkin

"There are no guarantees. But there is also nothing to fear. We come from oblivion when we are born. We return to oblivion when we die. The astonishing thing is this period of in-between." - Roger Ebert

"Without oblivion, there is no remembrance possible. When both oblivion and memory are wise, when the general soul of man is clear, melodious, true, there may come a modern Iliad as memorial of the Past." - Thomas Carlyle

"I put priority on such artists who focus on the world of "oblivion" and who consider placing themselves into the world of "oblivion" as fundamental to their attitude for their expression." - Yasumasa Morimura

"An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself, and listen only to his real master: Nature." - Pierre-Auguste Renoir

"I respond, thoughts dropping away, like pebbles plopping one by one in water, sinking down, down into dark oblivion." - Sophie Jordan

"The ninety percent of human experience that does not fit into established narrative patterns falls into oblivion." - Mason Cooley

"Those who travel to mountain-tops are half in love with themselves, and half in love with oblivion." - Robert Macfarlane

"I hate news and information and anything that threatens to puncture the bubble of oblivion in which I live." - Augusten Burroughs

"I am a composer in search of oblivion; and I'm always slightly ashamed to admit that I compose." - Alexander Borodin

"But truths need to be repeated many times so that they don't, poor things, lapse into oblivion." - Jose Saramago

"For those sacred powers Tread on oblivion: no desert of ours Can be entombed in their celestial breasts." - William Browne

"His great offence is dead, And deeper than oblivion do we bury The incensing relics of it." - William Shakespeare

"I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Sleep is no longer a healing bath, a recuperation of vital forces, but an oblivion, a nightly brush with annihilation." - J M Coetzee

"I surf because it keeps my life at an even keel, without it I would tip into the oblivion." - Andy Irons

"There is a law of time, a law of oblivion: glory to the dead; life to the living." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

"It distresses me, this failure to keep pace with the leaders of thought, as they pass into oblivion." - Max Beerbohm

"All our pleasures and possessions are consigned to oblivion, but the legacy we leave for Christ will endure forever." - David Jeremiah

"Death! It is rest to the aged, it is oblivion to the atheist, it is immortality to the poet!" - Ouida

"Lethe, the river of oblivion, rolls his watery labyrinth, which whoso drinks forgets both joy and grief." - John Milton

"Precious things lost are transmutable. They refuse oblivion. They simply wait to be rendered into testimonies, into stories and songs." - Andrew Lam

"Before we are forgotten, we will be turned into kitsch. Kitsch is the stopover between being and oblivion." - Milan Kundera

"Ultimately, you're left with the people you love and who love you- everything else fades into oblivion." - Nicole Kidman

"Like a jar you housed the infinite tenderness, and the infinite oblivion shattered you like a jar." - Pablo Neruda

"I ask of any God, of any gods, that if they give immortality, I hope to be granted oblivion also." - Jorge Luis Borges

"Oblivion is full of people who allow the opinions of others to overrule their belief in themselves." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"If the Republican Party continues to ignore its conservative base, then the Party is headed to oblivion." - Jerome Corsi

"For me, I feel like, between 'Tron' and 'Oblivion,' I've gotten to fulfill my 'Star Wars' fantasies, in a way." - Joseph Kosinski

"For sure I once thought of myself as the poet who would save the ordinary from oblivion." - Philip Levine

"I'm very happy to have a small, long, career instead of one big hit and then oblivion." - Susannah Mccorkle

"Sing then the core of dark and absolute oblivion where the soul at last is lost in utter peace." - D H Lawrence

"An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself, and listen only to his real master: Nature." - Auguste Renoir

"Thus my life is a flight and I lose everything and everything belongs to oblivion, or to him." - Jorge Luis Borges

"But the iniquity of oblivion blindly scattereth her poppy, and deals with the memory of men without distinction to merit of perpetuity." - Thomas Browne

"As for life, it is a battle and a sojourning in a strange land; but the fame that comes after is oblivion." - Marcus Aurelius

"I want to smash this concrete world into oblivion. I want to be bigger, better, stronger. I want to be the bird that flies away." - Tahereh Mafi

"There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it." - John Green

"the problem is not suffering itself or oblivion itself but the depraved meaninglessness of these things, the absolutely inhuman nihilism of suffering." - John Green

"I like to think that it isn't weakness or evasion, but a final act of kindness, a stand against oblivion and despair, ..." - Ian Mcewan

"There is no revenge like oblivion, for it is the entombment of the unworthy in the dust of their own nothingness." - Baltasar Gracian

"I am the family face; Flesh perishes, I live on, Projecting trait and trace Through time to times anon, And leaping from place to place Over oblivion." - Thomas Hardy

"All the glory of the world would be buried in oblivion, unless God had provided mortals with the remedy of books." - Richard de Bury

"The panorama-city is a 'theoretical' (that is, visual) simulacrum, in short a picture, whose condition of possibility is an oblivion and a misunderstanding of practices." - Michel De Certeau

"OBLIVION, n. The state or condition in which the wicked cease from struggling and the dreary are at rest. Fame's eternal dumping ground." - Ambrose Bierce

"Meek Nature's evening comment on the shows That for oblivion take their daily birth From all the fuming vanities of earth." - William Wordsworth

"On the lips of my enemy, my sister's lover, my lover's killer, I taste the punishment I deserve. I taste oblivion." - Karen Marie Moning

"The future will erase everything-there's no level of fame or genius that allows you to transcend oblivion. The infinite future makes that kind of mattering impossible." - John Green

"We could either develop paradise on Earth or oblivion; wipe ourselves out, only the future will tell. It's what you do to make the future." - Jacque Fresco

"It requires courage to utter truth; for the higher Truth lifts her voice, the louder will error scream, until its inarticulate sound is forever silenced in oblivion" - Mary Baker Eddy

"Are you willing to be sponged out, erased, cancelled, made nothing? Are you willing to be made nothing? Dipped into oblivion? If not, you will never really change." - D H Lawrence

"We were a silent, hidden thought in the folds of oblivion, and we have become a voice that causes the heavens to tremble." - Khalil Gibran

"What do a few lies on TV matter? They can be swallowed, digested and excreted, or follow people when they doze off to sink into oblivion." - Zhang Jie

"Many heroes lived before Agamemnon, but they are all unmourned, and consigned to oblivion, because they had no bard to sing their praises." - Horace

"It is to me a peculiarly noble work rescuing from oblivion those who deserve immortality, and extending their renown at the same time that we advance our own." - Pliny the Younger

"But assuredly Fortune rules in all things; she raised to eminence or buries in oblivion everything from caprice rather than from well-regulated principle." - Sallust

"The telephone is the greatest single enemy of scholarship; for what our intellectual forebears used to inscribe in ink now goes once over a wire into permanent oblivion." - Stephen Jay Gould

"Meek Nature's evening comment on the shows That for oblivion that their daily birth From all the fuming vanities of earth." - William Wordsworth

"On the lips of my enemy, my sister's lover, my lover's killer, I taste the punishment I deserve. I taste oblivion." - Karen Marie Moning

"A man can be called ruthless if he bombs a country to oblivion. A woman can be called ruthless if she puts you on hold." - Gloria Steinem

"Oh build your ship of death. Oh build it! For you will need it. For the voyage of oblivion awaits you." - D H Lawrence

"OBLIVION, n. Cold storage for high hopes. A place where ambitious authors meet their works without pride and their betters without envy. A dormitory without an alarm clock." - Ambrose Bierce

"Such things and deeds as are not written down are covered with darkness, and given over to the sepulchre of oblivion." - Ivan Bunin

"Winning a competition in architecture is a ticket to oblivion. It's just an idea. Ninety-nine per cent never get built" - Daniel Libeskind

"While obsession with one's personal appearance is a sign of being a vacant prat, total oblivion to it is a sign of mental illness." - Kate Cann

"Pain and Oblivion make mankind afraid to die; but all creatures are afraid of the one, none but mankind afraid of the other." - Margaret Cavendish

"We were a silent, hidden thought in the folds of oblivion, and we have become a voice that causes the heavens to tremble." - Khalil

"All other days have either disappeared into darkness and oblivion or not yet emerged from it. Today is the only day there is." - Frederick Buechner

"How many after being celebrated by fame have been given up to oblivion; and how many who have celebrated the fame of others have long been dead." - Marcus Aurelius

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. For what is enthusiasm but the oblivion and swallowing-up of self in an object dearer than self?" - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"While obsession with one's personal appearance is a sign of being a vacant prat, total oblivion to it is a sign of mental illness." - Kate Cann

""Art is the ability to turn one's gaze to the world of oblivion." This is the way in which I understand art at fundamental level." - Yasumasa Morimura

"The value of art is its ability to look into the "world of oblivion" and to find things that are generally unrecognized, forgotten, invisible and impossible to tell." - Yasumasa Morimura

"A lot of young people think they are not going to die - and that's a great thing about being a young person, is living in this carefree oblivion." - Alex Karpovsky

"Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything." - William Shakespeare

"I remained, lost in oblivion; My face I reclined on the Beloved. All ceased and I abandoned myself, Leaving my cares forgotten among the lilies." - John of the Cross

"These things were lost to oblivion like so much about so many who are born and die without anyone ever taking the time to write it all down." - Nicole Krauss

"I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on, projecting trait and trace through time to times anon, and leaping from place to place over oblivion." - Thomas Hardy

"[Horror fiction] shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion." - Clive Barker

"Americans continue to rapidly homogenize ourselves into a neutered oblivion. For a country founded on the protection of the unique, we relish our sameness." - Lewis Black



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