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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A life spent largely among books, and in the exercise
of a literary profession,
has very obvious drawbacks, as a subject-matter,
when one comes to write about it.
- Mary A. Ward

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

To balance China, the democracies will need new friends -
and India with its fast-growing economy,
youthful population, and democratic politics seems the obvious candidate.
- David Frum

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

Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned.
A widely- read man never quotes accurately,
for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.
- Hesketh Pearson

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

The most important things to say are those which often
I did not think necessary for me to say -
because they were too obvious.
- Andre Gide

A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar.
- Anita Brookner

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

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

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

When he asked me, with obvious self-satisfaction,
what I thought of the scenario, I hardly knew how to answer.
I asked if he had seen the play and was hardly surprised when he said no.
- Elmer Rice

I wanted to write songs which I think is a different thing.
I wanted to write music that is informed by folk music.
The chord progressions are obvious references.
- Joanna Newsom

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

I also tried to avoid doing obvious dance records.
- Boy George

Your battles inspired me - not the obvious material
battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead.
- James Joyce

The whole idea that the rescue was staged or the soldiers were shooting blanks,
that's just obvious stuff.
Why would you do that in the middle of a war? It's just crazy.
- Jessica Lynch

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

When you have a Senate that is 50 Democrats and 49
Republicans and one independent,
it's quite obvious that the only way we are going to
get something done is if we work together.
- John Breaux

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

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

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

It's obvious, but perhaps worth saying,
that happiness has virtually nothing to do with the state of your intellect.
- Daniel Keys Moran

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

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

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 think my books come out very visual,
which is an obvious consequence.
- Lee Child

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

I teach at USC, and it's obvious to anyone who teaches
college students that they don't cover much modern
history and certainly not the modern presidency.
- Robert Scheer

My other Main Man is Muhamed Ali, for the obvious reasons.
- Randy Castillo

The French had an obvious financial interest in Iraq.
That's been documented.
They were involved financially in Iraq and in some cases,
I think with weapons of mass destruction.
- Curt Weldon

In saying what is obvious, never choose cunning.
Yelling works better.
- Cynthia Ozick

The benefits of biomedical progress are obvious,
clear, and powerful.
The hazards are much less well appreciated.
- Leon Kass

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

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

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

Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and
flux and money is make by discounting the obvious and
betting on the unexpected.
- George Soros

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

Nothing can be more obvious than that all animals were
created solely and exclusively for the use of man.
- Thomas Love Peacock

I would never play any role in anything that involves
the United Nations for obvious reasons.
- Kojo Annan

A genius knows how to make himself easily understood
without being obvious about it.
- Jean Anouilh

The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.
- Khalil Gibran

It soon became obvious that we were but on the threshold of the discovery.
- Howard Carter

Sexiness is all in the eye of the beholder.
I think it should be.
Absolutely.
My sex appeal, whatever it might be,
isn't obvious...
at least to me.
- Sharon Tate

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

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

On several occasions President Kennedy encouraged me to take a lover,
an obvious sign he also had some himself.
- Pierre Salinger

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

Democracy is only an experiment in government,
and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting
votes instead of weighing them.
- Dean Inge

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

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

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

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

I wanted to use what I was, to be what I was born to be -
not to have a 'career',
but to be that straightforward obvious unmistakable animal,
a writer.
- Cynthia Ozick

It is obvious that the greatest and most important
service that is required of our agriculture under existing
conditions is an enlarged production of the staple food crops.
- David F. Houston

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

But Racine's extraordinary powers as a writer become
still more obvious when we consider that besides being
a great poet he is also a great psychologist.
- Lytton Strachey

Sides are being divided now.
It's very obvious.
So if you're on the other side of the fence,
you're suddenly anti-American.
It's breeding fear of being on the wrong side.
- Sam Shepard

"Obvious" is the most dangerous word in mathematics.
- E. T. Bell


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