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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

 

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

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

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

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

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

People are predominant in my paintings.
Although they are not obvious, you can feel their presence.
- Ralph Allen

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

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

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

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

I think the obvious answer is I was raised in New York City,
so growing up, not only myself but my family,
like my father, we would watch a lot of Scorsese films.
- Anthony Michael Hall

The idea that seeing life means going from place to
place and doing a great variety of obvious things is
an illusion natural to dull minds.
- Charles Horton Cooley

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

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

It's pretty simple, pretty obvious: that people's first
impressions of people are really a big mistake.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

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

That's the way things come clear.
All of a sudden.
And then you realize how obvious they've been all along.
- Madeleine L'Engle

The general fact of surplus value, namely that the
workmen does not get the full value of his labours,
and that he is taken advantage of by the capitalist,
is obvious.
- Edward Carpenter

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

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

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

Let us beware of common folk, of common sense,
of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious.
- Charles Baudelaire

It seems to be a law of nature that no man,
unless he has some obvious physical deformity,
ever is loth to sit for his portrait.
- Max Beerbohm

Sometimes I read a script and it's obvious from early
on that it's one where the suspension of disbelief
has to develop strongly from page one.
Some are more reality-based.
- Gillian Anderson

I don't know how anyone could vote Republican.
It's so obvious that their only interest is keeping the rich rich.
- Vivian Campbell

Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious
fact that it has no meaning.
- Henry Miller

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

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

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

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

Obvious enough that generalities work to protect the
mind from the great outdoors;
is it possible that this was in fact their first purpose?
- Howard Nemerov

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

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

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

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

When somebody says that all statements are false,
the obvious problem is that as an assertion it's self-defeating.
- Henry Flynt

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sometimes you could tell what it was about -
it was interesting -
and sometimes it was quite obvious that someone had
lost it and it was on an endless loop.
- Todd Rundgren

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

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

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

We came back right over the World Trade Center and could see,
even from that altitude, the devastation,
the smoke that was coming up.
It was obvious it was going to be horrible.
- Hugh Shelton

My main expertise is in the past, but if I have to
extrapolate into the future,
I would say: no good news any time soon and an obvious
exit strategy is not apparent to me.
- Juan Cole

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

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

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

Simple solutions seldom are.
It takes a very unusual mind to undertake analysis of the obvious.
- Alfred North Whitehead

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

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

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

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

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.
- Arthur Conan Doyle

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

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

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


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