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"Obscure, like muddy waters." - Laozi

"I like what's obscure." - Steven Klein

"Be obscure clearly." - E B White

"Facts can obscure the truth." - Maya Angelou

"That Obscure Object of Desire." - Luis Bunuel

"Hardship makes the world obscure." - Don Delillo

"I am never needlessly obscure I am needfully obscure, when I am obscure." - Donald Barthelme

"Experts always tend to obscure the obvious." - D. V. Ager

"When the situation is obscure, attack" - Heinz Guderian

"Aiming at brevity, I become obscure." - Horace

"Things are more beautiful when they're obscure." - Veda Hille

"The past is certain, the future obscure." - Thales

"Compromise yourself. Obscure your own trail." - Jean Cocteau

"Struggling to be brief I become obscure." - Horace

"A Constitution should be short and obscure." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"A charlatan makes obscure what is clear; a thinker makes clear what is obscure." - Hugh Kingsmill

"To ask for an explanation is to explain the obscure by the more obscure." - Maurice Merleau-Ponty

"Lolita is famous, not I. I am an obscure, doubly obscure, novelist with an unpronounceable name." - Vladimir Nabokov

"Be wary of passing the judgment: obscure. To find something obscure poses no difficult, elephants and poodles find many things obscure." - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

"Be wary of passing the judgment: obscure. To find something obscure poses no difficulty: elephants and poodles find many things obscure." - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

"Be wary of passing the judgment: obscure. To find something obscure poses no difficult, elephants and poodles find many things obscure." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"Never be so brief as to become obscure." - Tryon Edwards

"I strive to be brief, and become obscure." - Horace

"I want to understand you, I study your obscure language." - Alexander Pushkin

"Long life will sometimes obscure the star of fame." - Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sevigne

"God and other artists are always a little obscure....." - Oscar Wilde

"Dilemma of civilized man; body mobilized, but danger obscure." - Philip K Dick

"The obscure we see eventually, the completely apparent takes longer." - Edward R Murrow

"In trying to be concise I become obscure." - Horace

"A wise God shrouds the future in obscure darkness." - Horace

"In labouring to be brief, I become obscure." - Horace

"God and other artists are always a little obscure." - Oscar Wilde

"Dilemma of a civilized man; body mobilized but danger obscure." - Philip K Dick

"Never be so brief as to become obscure." - Hosea Ballou

"Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"Sometimes people get passionate about the obscure jokes." - Martin Short

"A good catchword can obscure analysis for fifty years." - Wendell Willkie

"I strive to be brief, and I become obscure." - Baltasar Gracian

"Words, like glass, obscure when they do not aid vision." - Joseph Joubert

"In labouring to be concise, I become obscure." - Horace

"I strive to be brief but I become obscure." - Horace

"When I was growing up, I was the most pretentious person I have ever met. I only read obscure books and watched obscure movies and only listened to obscure music." - Moby

"Although much remains obscure, and will long remain obscure, ... I am convinced that Natural Selection has been the main but not exclusive means of modification." - Charles Darwin

"Nature has a counterpart, a representation of every interior mood and obscure perception of man." - Mary Butts

"Not to create confusion in what is clear, but to throw light on what is obscure." - Horace

"In laboring to be concise, I become obscure. [Lat., Brevis esse laboro, obscurus fio.]" - Horace

"Only the great masters of style ever succeed in being obscure." - Oscar Wilde

"In the world of ideas everything was clear; in life all was obscure, embroiled." - Aldous Huxley

"Boyhood is distracted for years with precepts of grammar that are infinitely prolix, perplexed and obscure." - John Amos Comenius

"I'd rather hear an ugly truth, rather than an obscure lie." - Ana Monnar

"Be obscure clearly! Be wild of tongue in a way we can understand." - E B White

"The more obscure our tastes, the greater the proof of our genius." - Jennifer Donnelly

"Unexplained, obscure matters are regarded as more important than explained, clear ones." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Talent, like beauty, to be pardoned, must be obscure and unostentatious." - Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

"As night the life-inclining stars best shows, So lives obscure the starriest souls disclose." - George Chapman

"He, who would free from malice pass his days, Must live obscure, and never merit praise." - John Gay

"I see woefully obscure poetry as simply a kind of verbal rudeness." - Billy Collins

"There are strange things lost and forgotten in obscure corners of the newspaper." - Arthur Machen

"When I struggle to be terse, I end by being obscure." - Horace

"Ministers should be stars to give light, not clouds to obscure." - Charles Spurgeon

"The whole purpose of propaganda is to make the obvious seem obscure, or offensive" - Stefan Molyneux

"You can be so dignified that you obscure the reality of what is going on." - Cathy Mcmorris Rodgers

"We have a tendency to obscure the forest of simple joys with the trees of problems." - Christiane Collange

"Bull markets and Bear markets can obscure mathematical laws, they cannot repeal them." - Warren Buffett

"Rock roll is not obscure, it's really easy to understand. So is my painting." - Grace Slick

"Readers travel so fast they don't stop to decipher the meaning of obscure headlines." - David Ogilvy

"Human consciousness is too obscure a mystery to itself for us to script our own lives." - Robert Jenson

"Obscure shadows on the mind are much scarier than the dark shadows of the night." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Mothers will be fishing kids out of obscure cubby-holes for years!" - Richard Hammond

"I play popular songs. This is not some obscure, unusual music. This is popular music." - Frank Fairfield

"To stagnate in the sun, goldenly, like an obscure lake surrounded by flowers." - Fernando Pessoa

"And though circuitous and obscure The feet of Nemesis how sure!" - William Watson (poet)

"Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece." - Vladimir Nabokov

"I keep saying, Shakspeare, Shakspeare, you are as obscure as life is." - Matthew Arnold

"As night the life-inclining stars best shows, So lives obscure the starriest souls disclose." - George Chapman

"The whole, though larger than any of its parts, does not necessarily obscure their separate identities." - William O Douglas

"Which serves for cynosure To all that sail upon the sea obscure." - Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas

"...modern poetry is necessarily obscure; if the reader can't get it, let him eat Browning..." - Randall Jarrell

"Suffering is permanent, obscure, and dark And has the nature of infinity." - Oscar Wilde

"I keep saying, Shakespeare, Shakespeare, you are as obscure as life is." - Matthew Arnold

"The truth was obscure, Too profound and too pure, To live it you had to explode" - Bob Dylan

"The function of a great library is to store obscure books." - Nicholson Baker

"I read a lot of obscure books and it is nice to open a book." - Bill Gates

"Talent, like beauty, to be pardoned, must be obscure and unostentatious." - Marguerite Gardiner

"Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece." - Vladimir Nabokov

"We allow words to obscure the interpretation of the deeper meaning." - Stephen Young

"It is terribly important to appreciate that some things remain obscure to the bitter end." - Anthony Stafford Beer

"The perfect war is started for obscure reasons, is hopelessly murderous, and accomplishes nothing." - Errol Morris

"As an artist, you're always somewhat obscure. We're not talking Hollywood." - Christian Marclay

"It is better to be famous than notorious, but better to be notorious than obscure." - James Kern Feibleman

"To love it too much is to obscure and not see what is there." - Dennis Potter

"More people are troubled by what is plain in Scripture than by what is obscure." - Roy L Smith

"I want my books to sell, to be read. I'm not interested in being obscure." - Vikram Seth

"Rock & roll is not obscure, it's really easy to understand. So is my painting." - Grace Slick

"I would perhaps like to go back to writing small books about obscure people." - Claire Tomalin

"Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity." - William Wordsworth

"There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth." - Maya Angelou

"Human affairs are so obscure and various that nothing can be clearly known." - Desiderius Erasmus

"It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure." - Horace

"The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer." - Edward R Murrow

"I still buy CDs and DVDs, but generally for more obscure material." - Julian Ovenden

"Do they [the publishers of Murphy] not understand that if the book is slightly obscure it is because it is a compression and thatto compress it further can only make it more obscure?" - Samuel Beckett

"Our early days - our audiences were always very sparse. We played very obscure places in very obscure parts of the world, mainly Kansas. We played frat parties, we played high school proms, we played clubs." - Phil Ehart

"In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it is obscure; in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because it is excessively discussed." - Edgar Allan Poe

"I mean, most of it is probably more obscure and just more noisy than either of those two bands, but Thurston has stuff all the time that he's involved with that is fairly obscure and experimental." - Kim Gordon

"I don't think I'd have any friends if I didn't obscure at least 99% of my thoughts." - Jon Richardson

"Lenin sensed that Tukhachevsky was a kindred spirit. He delegated the most responsible jobs to the obscure lieutenant." - Mikhail Tukhachevsky

"We have the words in our pockets, obscure directions. The old ones have taken away the light of their presence...." - Denise Levertov

"The joy of life is made up of obscure and seemingly mundane victories that give us our own small satisfactions." - Billy Joel

"A wise God shrouds the future in obscure darkness. [Lat., Prudens futuri temporis exitum Caliginosa nocte premit deus.]" - Horace

"The most brilliant flashes of wit come from a clouded mind, as lightning leaps only from an obscure firmament." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"Abligurition: an actual, if very obscure, English word, which means the spending of too much money on food." - John Green

"An appellate court which reverses the judgment of a popular author's contemporaries, the appellant being his obscure competitor." - Ambrose Bierce

"Words, like glasses, obscure everything they do not make clear. Before using a fine word, make a place for it." - Joseph Joubert

"Written forms obscure our view of language. They are not so much a garment as a disguise." - Ferdinand De Saussure

"The freedom to create is somehow linked with facility of access to those obscure regions below the conscious mind." - Loren Eiseley

"I would rather die in the adventure of noble achievements than live in obscure and sluggish security." - Margaret Cavendish

"Twenty years from now if there is some obscure trivial pursuits question, I am confident I will be the answer." - Ted Cruz

"The life of famous men was more glorious in antiquity; the life of obscure men is happier with the moderns." - Madame De Stael

"The obscure we always see sooner or later; the obvious always seems to take a little longer." - Edward R Murrow

"Contemporary societies have lost the sense of the feast but have kept the obscure drive for it." - Umberto Eco

"Being obscure in acronyms is great. I think I'll start making up my own... INYM - I'm Not Your Momma." - Paul Vixie

"Between the demand to be clear,and the temptation to be obscure, impossible to decide which deserves more respect." - Emile M Cioran

"Life, misfortunes, isolation, abandonment, poverty, are battlefields which have their heroes; obscure heroes, sometimes greater than the illustrious heroes." - Victor Hugo

"Life never ceases. Life is an overflowing source, and death is only an obscure effect of illusions." - Andre Luiz Moreira

"Sir! she checked him. I think you are talking treason. I hope I am not obscure, said he." - Rafael Sabatini

"He upbraided Macro, in no obscure and indirect terms, with forsaking the setting sun and turning to the rising." - Tacitus

"You-poor and obscure, and small and plain as you are-I entreat you to accept me as a husband." - Charlotte Bronte

"Occasionally, light added to itself may give obscure surfaces on a body that has already received light." - Francesco Maria Grimaldi

"We all have a tendency to obscure the forest of simple joys with the trees of problems." - Christiane Collange

"No verse which is unmusical or obscure can be regarded as poetry whatever other qualities it may possess." - Alfred Austin

"I am not afraid of death, but would not want to die in some obscure or pointless way." - Isabelle Eberhardt

"Our minds are mysterious; our conscious brain is like a ship on a sea that is obscure to us." - Meghan Orourke

"Being horrible in a big film is a quicker nosedive than doing an obscure film and making no money." - Renee Zellweger

"I'm not a career politician, so the ways of Washington may be a little obscure to me." - Michael Bennet

"Those things which I am saying now may be obscure, yet they will be made clearer in their proper place." - Nicolaus Copernicus

"I've always liked being relatively obscure. I feel that's where I belong, that's where my work belongs." - Don Delillo

"It seems to me that at this time we need education in the obvious more than investigation of the obscure." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

"Our minds are mysterious; our conscious brain is like a ship on a sea that is obscure to us." - Meghan O'Rourke

"Clinging uncritically to traditional ideas and beliefs often serves to obscure or deny real facts of our life history." - Alice Miller

"And would it not be proud romance Falling in some obscure advance, To rise, a poppy field of France?" - William Alexander Percy

"Those quotations were really quite obscure. Anyone can see that he is a very well read man." - Barbara Pym

"Simplicity, for reasons that are a little bit obscure, is almost not pursued, at least in the academic world." - George M Whitesides

"It flourished with the Saracens, and suffered in the obscure and fanatical days of the Middle Ages." - Isaac Mayer Wise

"It seems to me that at this time we need education in the obvious more than investigation of the obscure." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

"In the same way, you were happy in spring, With the half colors of quarter-things, The slightly brighter sky, the melting clouds, The single bird, the obscure moon- The obscure moon lighting an obscure world Of thing that would never be quite expressed, Where you yourself were never quite yourself And did not want nor have to be ..." - Wallace Stevens

"I prefer the monotony of obscure sacrifice to all ecstasies. To pick up a pin for love can convert a soul." - Therese Of Lisieux

"My fashion is about the urban woman in the year 3000. I think about obscure, weird things and try to create a world around them." - Lady Gaga

"Mathematics is one of the most basic - and most ancient - types of knowledge. Yet the details of its historical development remain obscure to all but a few specialists." - Ivor Grattan-Guinness

"I am poor - obscure - just eighteen years of age - with a rapacious appetite for everything and principles as light as my purse." - Katherine Mansfield



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