Top 32 Obscure Quotes

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“Billions have been spent for one purpose and one purpose only: to obscure and distract from the fact that Mitt Romney is backing the identical agenda George W. Bush did.”

― Adam McKay

“I went for endless auditions for tiny parts in obscure plays, and never got one job until I was in ‘Four Weddings’.”

― Anna Chancellor

“I strive to be brief, and I become obscure.”

― Baltasar Gracian

“I read a lot of obscure books and it is nice to open a book.”

― Bill Gates

“Human affairs are so obscure and various that nothing can be clearly known.”

― Desiderius Erasmus

“Hardship makes the world obscure.”

― Don DeLillo

“Be obscure clearly.”

― E. B. White

“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 obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.”

― Edward R. Murrow

“Dave Van Ronk is not an obscure figure. He’s the biggest figure on an obscure scene, playing a kind of niche music that we knew and liked.”

― Ethan Coen

“Simplicity, for reasons that are a little bit obscure, is almost not pursued, at least in the academic world.”

― George M. Whitesides

“The bands I like are not obscure at all. Far from it.”

― Greg Gutfeld

“It’s quite an obscure notion for a kid, no? To want to be a curator. But even then, I knew that I would do this.”

― Hans-Ulrich Obrist

“Action is coarsened thought; thought becomes concrete, obscure, and unconscious.”

― Henri Frederic Amiel

“I strive to be brief but I become obscure.”

― Horace

“In labouring to be concise, I become obscure.”

― Horace

“It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.”

― Horace

“Never be so brief as to become obscure.”

― Hosea Ballou

“It flourished with the Saracens, and suffered in the obscure and fanatical days of the Middle Ages.”

― Isaac Mayer Wise

“I still buy CDs and DVDs, but generally for more obscure material.”

― Julian Ovenden

“We don’t want it to be obscure music. We’re not trying to be indie. We want to be popular.”

― Kelela

“Contempt for men pervades the most obscure strata of our society.”

― Lawrence Wright

“Talent, like beauty, to be pardoned, must be obscure and unostentatious.”

― Marguerite Gardiner

“There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.”

― Maya Angelou

“I do very few standards. Hardly any. Other people’s tunes that I do are usually obscure tunes, for the most part, although I do a couple of Duke Ellington tunes that are well known.”

― Mose Allison

“A Constitution should be short and obscure.”

― Napoleon Bonaparte

“More people are troubled by what is plain in Scripture than by what is obscure.”

― Roy L. Smith

“I like what’s obscure.”

― Steven Klein

“Elections should highlight principled disagreements, but they must not obscure our capacity to cooperate for the common good.”

― Todd Young

“I want my books to sell, to be read. I’m not interested in being obscure.”

― Vikram Seth

“Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.”

― Vladimir Nabokov

“A good catchword can obscure analysis for fifty years.”

― Wendell Willkie
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