Quotation Explorer - 'Obscure'

Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it. - Blaise Pascal
I'd rather hear an ugly truth, rather than an obscure lie. - Ana Monnar
POSTERITY, n. An appellate court which reverses the judgment of a popular author's contemporaries, the appellant being his obscure competitor. - Ambrose Bierce
There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth. - Maya Angelou
God and other artists are always a little obscure..... - Oscar Wilde
I prefer the saddle to the streetcar and star-sprinkled sky to a roof, the obscure and difficult trail leading into the unknown to any paved highway, and the deep peace of the wild to the discontent bread by cities... it is enough that I am surrounded by beauty. - Everett Ruess
La joie réside au plus intime de l'âme; on peut aussi bien la posséder dans une obscure prison que dans un palais. - Thérèse de Lisieux
Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece. - Vladimir Nabokov
What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care. - William Blake
ACQUAINTANCE, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. A degree of friendship called slight when its object is poor or obscure, and intimate when he is rich or famous. - Ambrose Bierce
I just want to tell you if that's what You have planned for me, if I am meant to be an obscure flower in the corner of the expansive garden, I will live there and I will love You and I will bloom just for You -- only, always, ever. - Sarah Thebarge
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
The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure poor reasoning and inhibit clarity. - Bill Watterson
The whole purpose of propaganda is to make the obvious seem obscure, or offensive - Stefan Molyneux
Perhaps better we not obscure the idea that happiness and misery, kindness and greed, and good works and bad deeds are within the capacities of us all, not merely a select few. - David P. Mikkelson
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about. - G. K. Chesterton
...the state of perfection is an elusive goal; demanding something so obscure as almost unattainable and can become a compulsive, crazy making squirrel-on-a-wheel way of living. - David W. Earle
Emotional speculation is to deductive reasoning what weeds are to a garden at first sight they appear to belong, but eventually they obscure that which one hopes will come into bud. - Lord Patterson Coats
When our consciousness is open to the Love and Light of the SOUL, our lives gain a new perspective. The LIGHT illuminates all that may be still obscure and doubtful in our minds. The presence of LOVE dissolves fear and protects us, and at the same time it radiates to everyone around us! - Angie karan
By a route obscure and lonelyHaunted by ill angels only,Where an eidolon, named NIGHT,On a black throne reigns upright,I have reached these lands but newlyFrom an ultimate dim Thule --From a wild, weird clime that lieth, sublime,Out of SPACE, out of TIME. - Edgar Allan Poe
The past is certain, the future obscure. - Thales
Truth is so obscure in these times and falsehood so established that unless one loves the truth, he cannot know it. - Blaise Pascal
The passive voice could always be used to obscure blame. - Lorrie Moore
The pure playfulness of certain wholly whimsical portions of (Charles) Cros’s work should not obscure the fact that at the center of some of his most beautiful poems a revolver is leveled straight at us. - André Breton
This poem has been called obscure. I refuse to believe that it is obscurer than pity, violence, or suffering. But being a poem, not a lifetime, it is more compressed. - Dylan Thomas
Listening; our propensity to complicate this effortless act is only matched by our ability to relentlessly obscure the obvious. - Glenn A. Maltais
Though the immediate impression of rebellion may obscure the fact, the task of authentic literature is nevertheless only conceivable in terms of a desire for fundamental communication with the reader. - Georges Bataille
Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark,And has the nature of infinity. - William Wordsworth
Contemporary poets got so obscure that poetry kind of fell out of favor, - Paul Ruffin
Nothing discernable to the eye of the spirit is more brilliant or obscure than man; nothing is more formidible, complex, mysterious, and infinite. There is a prospect greater than the sea, and it is the sky; there is a prospect greater than the sky, and it is the human soul. - Victor Hugo
Heart thoughts are profound, hindsight aches and hope is obscure. I'm craving a great adventure -- one that leads me back home. - Donna Lynn Hope
The future though imminent is obscure. - Winston Churchill
It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure. - Horace
Lolita is famous, not I. I am an obscure, doubly obscure, novelist with an unpronounceable name. - Vladimir Nabokov
The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer. - Edward R. Murrow
Simplicity may be simple, but like complexity it requires linguistic precision, and may therefore call for relatively obscure expressions at times. - John White
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