Quotation Explorer - 'Oblivion'

Sometimes those experiences crowd back upon the memory, and the past flashes back like a distant peak momentarily lighted up by sunbeam piercing through the clouds. Then oblivion again. Strange it is how the prosaic present may hide the exciting past. - Whipplesnaith
The world is fast changing and until you learn to adapt and adjust to stand out from the masses, you will fade into oblivion - Bernard Kelvin Clive
Now I think poetry will save nothing from oblivion, but I keep writing about the ordinary because for me it's the home of the extraordinary, the only home. - Philip Levine
OBLIVION, n. The state or condition in which the wicked cease from struggling and the dreary are at rest. Fame's eternal dumping ground. 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
Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion. - Mark Twain
So we went to bed, assaulted by sleep that fumed at us from medicine glasses, or was wielded from small sweet-coated tablets -- dainty bricks of dream wrapped in the silk stockings of oblivion. - Janet Frame
There is only as much space, only as much time, Only as much desire, only as many words, Only as many pages, only as much ink To accept all of us at light-speed Hurrying into the Promised Land Of oblivion that is waiting for us sooner or later. - Dejan Stojanovic
The written word is all that stands between memory and oblivion. Without books as our anchors, we are cast adrift, neither teaching nor learning. They are windows on the past, mirrors on the present, and prisms reflected all possible futures. Books are lighthouses erected on the dark sea of time. - Greg Weisman
Beware of too much laughter, for it deadens the mind and produces oblivion. - The Talmud
Life is a warfare and a stranger's sojourn, and after fame is oblivion. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
How frequently are the honesty and integrity of a man disposed of by a smile or a shrug. How many good and generous actions have been sunk into oblivion by a distrustful look, or stamped with the imputation of bad motives, by a mysterious and seasonable whisper!
If the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it.
As I see it, life is an effort to grip before they slip through one's fingers and slide into oblivion, the startling, the ghastly or the blindingly exquisite fish of the imagination before they whip away on the endless current and are lost for ever in oblivion's black ocean. - Mervyn Peake
It's calm under the waves in the blue of my oblivion. - Fiona Apple
Oblivion cures the old wounds. - Dejan Stojanovic
[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
When you get lost in love, you become oblivious to oblivion. - Debasish Mridha
Sometimes, you have to step into oblivion, in order to paint success. - Lionel Suggs
Love me like today is the last day we can see stars in the sky, let us sleep under them and throw ourselves into the oblivion and never again reach out for reality. - Akshay Vasu
Oblivion is the place where all my best thoughts reside or I must say hide. - Shreya Gupta
Time hath, my lord, a wallet at his back Wherein he puts alms for oblivion, A great-sized monster of ingratitudes: Those scraps are good deeds past, which are devour'd As fast as they are made, forgot as soon as done. - William Shakespeare
We feel a private thrill, admit it, at the sight of beauty in flames. We wish to blast all the fine old things to oblivion and replace them with tasteless identicalstructures. - Don DeLillo
There is no such thing as total oblivion for, in one form or another, life is an everlasting continuum. Copyright © M.T.Hallgarth 2009-2015 - M.T. Hallgarth
An evolved and balanced Ego can be a valuable tool for the Self. But a blinding one is always among the first footsteps into Oblivion. - Luis Marques
I believe there is no heaven or hell. There are no devils or angels. No afterlife or salvation. My soul won't be incarnated or lost in the oblivion. One day, I will just stop existing... and that's it! - Bhavya Kaushik
Merry hearts are vulnerable to death, don't be over-joyed to the state of oblivion, lest the enemy poison your meal. - Michael Bassey Johnson
All things fade into the storied past, and in a little while are shrouded in oblivion. - Marcus Aurelius
There are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. They remain with us forever, like a touchstone. - Haruki Murakami
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