Quotation Explorer - 'Obviously'

Rationally, factory farming is so obviously wrong, in so many ways. In all of my reading and conversations, I've yet to find a credible defense of it. But food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, and identity. - Jonathan Safran Foer
I don’t understand how I could have believed you were a warm, affectionate, and tenderhearted person! You’re obviously as prickly as a porcupine and any man who comes close to you will end up with a face full of quills! - Colleen Houck
Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving. Without mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on? - Peter McWilliams
Ethan: "Abstaining definitely doesn't work."Beth: "what do you suggest?"Ethan: "We're obviously going to have to make love often, but keep the encounters from getting too intense." He sounded perfectly serious, like he really believed what he was saying. - Lucy Monroe
You have a very open relationship with your fans.""Yes. We have an open relationship. Obviously they can see other authors if they want, and I can see other readers. - Neil Gaiman
Obviously the most beautiful fate, the most wonderful good fortune that can happen to any human being, is to be paid for doing that which he passionately loves to do. - Abraham H. Maslow
If the thought of leaving a relationship makes you want to hang your head in shame, why ever would you want to walk out the door? You are obviously missing something. - Jennifer Megan Varnadore
Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons. - Douglas MacArthur
There is obviously something wrong with our educational system. It is not beyond the realm of possibility that there might even be something wrong with at least some of our schoolteachers. But heaven help anyone daring to express such heretical views. - J. Paul Getty
You can learn a lot from a professional baseball player, if you can get one, which obviously you can't. - Dimitra Ekmektsis
Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of. - Douglas Adams
Obviously crime pays, or there'd be no crime. - G. Gordon Liddy
I think some aspects of writing can be taught. Obviously, you can't teach vision or talent. But you can help with comfort. - Toni Morrison
Pride has traditionally been regarded as the foremost of the Seven Deadly Sins, but it has rather obviously been overtaken by Greed. - James Carlos Blake
After the original rapture of conversion had settled in, (Bob) Dylan backed away from his obviously Christian lyrics and returned to his more metaphorical use of language. - Ron Jacobs
They say the world is a stage. But obviously the play is unrehearsed and everybody is ad-libbing his lines.""Maybe that’s why it’s hard to tell if we’re living in a tragedy or a farce.""We need more special effects and dance numbers. - Bill Watterson
There seems a general rule that, the more obviously one’s work benefits other people, the less one is likely to be paid for it. - David Graeber
To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability. - Oscar Wilde
The question, "Who ought to be boss?" is like asking "Who ought to be the tenor in the quartet?" Obviously, the man who can sing tenor. - Henry Ford
We're wired to expect the world to be brighter and more meaningful and more obviously interesting than it actually is. And when we realize that it isn't, we start looking around for the real world. - Lev Grossman
There is a moment of sheer panic when I realize that Paul's apartment overlooks the park... and is obviously more expensive than mine. - Patrick Bateman
Commitments are obviously made by people who can keep their word not like the losers who just keep promising… - - - Cocoy McCoy
Obviously something slipped through here.
If you were standing in the path of the beam, you would obviously die pretty quickly. You wouldn't really die of anything, in the traditional sense. You would just stop being biology and start being physics. - Randall Munroe
The great thing about fantasy is that you can drag dreams and longings and hopes and fears and strivings out of your subconscious and call them 'magic' or 'dragons' or 'faeries' and get to know them better. But then I write the stuff. Obviously I'm prejudiced. - Robin McKinley
Your function as a critic is to show that it is really you yourself who should have written the book, if you had had the time, and since you hadn't you are glad that someone else had, although obviously it might have been done better. - Stephen Potter
Anybody who says they are a good liar obviously is not, because any legitimately savvy liar would always insist they're honest about everything. - Chuck Klosterman
The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot. - Salvador Dali
Furious and wild with fear, the potatoes flailed the air with their leaves and stamped their roots, but obviously this got them nowhere. - Stanisław Lem
There are two ways of constructing a piece of software: One is to make it so simple that there are obviously no errors, and the other is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious errors. - Tony Hoare
When you can, always advise people to do what you see they really want to do, so long as what they want isn't dangerously unlawful, stupidly unsociable or obviously impossible. Doing what they want to do, they may succeed; doing what they don't want to do, they won't.
Obviously no country can claim a special place in God's heart, yet we are better as a people because He has a special place in ours...I want to thank you for helping America, as Christ ordained, to be a light unto the world...
Whoever said 'Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting' obviously never licked one. - John Alejandro King
Read at least one book a month. This is self-serving, obviously. It's a proven fact that people who read buy more books than people who don't read. In truth, I wish you'd read ten books a month, or at least buy that many. - Randy Pausch
For obviously the advantage for most writers is that no one sees them. The writer is invisible, which confers power. - Joyce Carol Oates
The existence of the writer is an argument against the existence of the soul, for the soul has obviously taken flight from the real ego, but not improved itself, only become a writer. - Franz Kafka
I know it's painful growing,I bet the changes was painful too.But nothing is as painful as being somewhere you don't belong. Obviously. - Touaxia Vang
I still notice the burned house, mornings, when I walk along the beach. "Well, obviously I do not notice the house. What I notice is what remains of the house. One is still prone to think of a house as a house, however, even if there is not remarkably much left of it. - David Markson
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children. - Bill Watterson
Genealogy is based on the obviously silly idea that there is no such thing as a bastard.
If you aren't hurting after a good workout then obviously you haven't done something right - Mark W. Boyer
Sometimes, you have to shot block a friend's prayer because she's asking God to bless an obviously bad dating relationship. - jonathon acuff
Obviously, there must be some connection between the subordination of actual individuals and the grotesque exaltation of symbolic ones like Kim Il Sung. - Christopher Hitchens
I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't. - Marilyn Monroe
Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for .success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good. - Vaclav Havel
OBVIOUSLY YOU STRIKE OUTAGAINST PEOPLE WITHIN RANGE.IT'S CATHARTIC TO AFFECTSOMEONE WHEN YOU'RE ANGRY.ALTERNATIVELY, CHOOSEENEMIES IMPOSSIBLY FAR AWAYSO YOU NEVER HAVE TO FIGHT. - Jenny Holzer
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