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Obvious Quotes

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The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

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

Be alert. The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward
what is arcane and concealed.
- Khalil Gibran

To say that authority, whether secular or religious,
supplies no ground for morality
is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.
- Joseph Addison

It looks to me to be obvious that the whole world cannot eat an American diet.
- Jerry Brown

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We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of
the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
- George Orwell

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached,
don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
- Confucius

It has become appallingly obvious that
our technology has exceeded our humanity.
- Albert Einstein

In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is
a living definition of the word "frustration".
- Alan Perlis

Jim Bakker spells his name with two k's because three would be too obvious.
- Bill Maher

All women are wonders because they reduce all men to the obvious.
- Daniel Mainwaring

The power of ads rests more in the repetition of obvious
exhortations than in the subtle transmission of values.
- Michael Schudson

The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.
- John Sculley

The music of language became extremely important to me,
and obvious to me.
By the time I was seven I was writing myself.
I was a poet.
- June Jordan

Art is about expressing the true nature of the human
spirit in whatever way one wishes to express it.
If it is honest, it is beautiful.
If it is not honest, it is obvious.
- Corin Nemec

Laying tracks gives you freedom without being too obvious.
- Claude Chabrol

I see no reason for recording the obvious.
- Edward Weston

Most of the research which is done is determined by
the requirement that it shall,
in a fairly obvious and predictable way,
reinforce the approved or fashionable theories.
- Celia Green

One of the most obvious facts about grown-ups,
to a child, is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.
- Randall Jarrell

Don't be too clever for an audience.
Make it obvious.
Make the subtleties obvious also.
- Billy Wilder

It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Republicans are not going to play I-told-you-so,
but it is pretty obvious that the tax reductions passed
in 2003 helped Americans dig out of a recession and get back to work.
- Marsha Blackburn

If interstellar travel is as time- or energy-
demanding as the above figures indicate,
it is far from obvious what the motive for colonization might be.
- Barney Oliver

With 3 percent of the world's resources and 25 percent of the world's demand,
it is pretty obvious this country cannot drill its way to energy security.
- Lois Capps

Nobody sees the obvious, nobody observes the ordinary.
There are more miracles in a square yard of earth than
in all the fables of the Church.
- Robert Anton Wilson

I've never set out consciously to write American music.
I don't know what that would be unless the obvious
Appalachian folk references.
- Carlisle Floyd

Drugs are merely the most obvious form of addiction in our society.
Drug addiction is one of the things that undermines traditional values.
- Christopher Lasch

Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the
restatement of the obvious.
- George Orwell

Ummm...
well, the only thing I want to do is stuff with people
who care about what they're doing,
which sounds obvious, but it's really not.
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt

It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion
to a person who has never experienced it than we can
explain light to the blind.
- T. S. Eliot

In a few decades, the relationship between the environment,
resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as
the connection we see today between human rights,
democracy and peace.
- Wangari Maathai

A new poll shows that Senator Kerry's support in the
South is strongest amongst blacks.
Kerry's appeal to Southern blacks is obvious.
He is a white man who lives far, far away.
- Dennis Miller

Yeah, I had gay friends.
The first thing I realized was that everybody's different,
and it becomes obvious that all of the gay stereotypes are ridiculous.
- Bruce Springsteen

It's obvious that they're going to want Ali's daughter
and Frazier's daughter to fight it out.
- Robert Goulet

To spell out the obvious is often to call it in question.
- Eric Hoffer

One thing is obvious: Our policy, which is directed
at making the country ungovernable,
has started to bear fruit.
The process that has been initiated is irreversible.
- Joe Slovo

Nobody understood better than Mr. Lincoln the obvious
truth that in politics it does not suffice merely to nominate candidates.
Something must also be done to elect them.
- John George Nicolay

It is obvious that when I shot him I intended to kill him.
- Ruth Ellis

I refused David Letterman's proposal of marriage for obvious reasons,
but thanks for asking.
- Teri Garr

The hidden harmony is better than the obvious.
- Pablo Picasso

That the state of knowledge in any country will exert
a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted in it,
is a principle too obvious to require investigation.
- Charles Babbage

So, that notion of hypertext seemed to me immediately
obvious because footnotes were already the ideas wriggling,
struggling to get free, like a cat trying to get out of your arms.
- Ted Nelson

It is perfectly obvious that no one nor any single
country can save the world from the horrors of tsunamis,
hurricanes, earthquakes and winged influenza.
- Richard Reeves

The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.
- Arthur Koestler

Now that copyrights can be just about a century long,
the inability to know what is protected and what is
not protected becomes a huge and obvious burden on the creative process.
- Lawrence Lessig

The goal, I submit, is obvious: subjugating the world (which is barbarian,
dangerous, envious and ungrateful) to US power for
the sake of America's interests.
- Breyten Breytenbach

Every once in while, a person will do something obvious
and direct that is no more than it appears to be.
I think they do it to throw you off.
- Steven Brust

In art, the obvious is a sin.
- Edward Dmytryk

If we win, someone else loses.
But if someone else loses, we lose.
Which is a point we're not getting.
The new spirituality will make this just painfully obvious.
- Neale Donald Walsch

The obvious issue is providing clean drinking water
and sanitation to every single human being on earth
at the cost of little more than one year of the Kyoto treaty.
- Bjorn Lomborg

At the same time, it is obvious that clinicians in
Haiti are faced with different,
and, in fact, greater, challenges when attempting to
treat complications of HIV disease.
- Paul Farmer

The payment of taxes is an obvious and insistent duty,
and its sanction is usually punitive.
- Joseph McKenna

Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections,
children tend to be sticky.
- Fran Lebowitz

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

I know people look at me and try to make conclusions about me immediately,
based on the obvious, let's say.
- John Lone

One could not have isolated this retrovirus without
knowledge of other retroviruses,
that's obvious.
But I believe we have answered the criteria of isolation.
- Luc Montagnier

Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them.
It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
- Alfred North Whitehead

But there is no obvious reason for holding that some
normal adults are entitled to make choices for other normal adults,
as paternalists of both left and right believe.
- Tom G. Palmer

I could have begged.
They made it obvious to me that if I wanted to come
back and be a good boy...
but I'd rather be in Roots than Good Times.
- John Amos

The dangers of a concentration of all power in the
general government of a confederacy so vast as ours
are too obvious to be disregarded.
- Franklin Pierce

It is obvious that the RUC is no longer accepted as
an impartial police force.
- Jack Lynch

My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious
throughout our society -
that women are now providing
all types of skills in every profession.
The military should be no exception.
- Jimmy Carter

I'm planning a different show, though for obvious reasons
some of the material will be the same,
and of course I will perform material from the new CD.
- George Duke

It is obvious that taking the country from a state
of war to being a lawful state won't be easy.
- Ahmed Ben Bella

The relation between practical and spiritual spheres in music is obvious,
if only because it demands ears, finger,
consciousness and intellect.
- Luciano Berio

It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
- Isaac Asimov

The fact that Stravinsky used the classics as a major influence is obvious.
What is interesting is how he used them,
how he turned Bach into Stravinsky.
- Lukas Foss

It is obvious that anything a scientist discovers or
invents is based on previous discoveries and inventions.
The same applies to the arts.
- Lukas Foss

There is perhaps no more obvious vanity than to write of it so vainly.
- Michel de Montaigne


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