Obvious Quotes

β€œThe meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and obvious...

β€œThe meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.” -Alan Watts
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Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the le...

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
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"Simplicity is about subtr...

"Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful." --John Maeda
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"Sometimes the first duty of i...

"Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious." - George Orwell
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"... Want to hold a light to paradise and see if I could sleep, I want to feel the way our f...

"... Want to hold a light to paradise and see if I could sleep, I want to feel the way our fathers felt when it swept them off their feet, I want to know about that higher love you saw that can't be seen. The only obvious equation, you believe it or you don't." - Manchester Orchestra
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"One of the most obvious facts about grown...

"One of the most obvious facts about grownups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child." β€” Randall Jarrell
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" The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvio...

" The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves. " - Alan Watts
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β€œThe fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas cov...

β€œThe fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.” ― Douglas Adams
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"Ah, this is obviously some strange...

"Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of." β€” Douglas Adams
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"One of the most obvious facts about grown...

"One of the most obvious facts about grownups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child." β€” Randall Jarrell
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β€œThere’s nothing more elusive...

β€œThere’s nothing more elusive than an obvious fact.” - Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes
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"The correct and obvious soluti...

"The correct and obvious solutions to the dilemmas we face today often lies in our past experiences."
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I hate it when people act like t...

I hate it when people act like they are better than everyone else because I’m obviously better than them
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"People who get nostalgic ab...

"People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children." β€” Bill Watterson
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"If everything seems to be goi...

"If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something." - Steven Wright
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That's the way things come clear. All of...

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
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"Man is often lost in a technological, physiological, astrolog...

"Man is often lost in a technological, physiological, astrological lack of logical existence that can best be described as a whole lot of nothing lightly dashed with an obvious hint of Scotch."
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"It has become appallingly obvi...

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity." ~ Albert Einstein
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β€œThe meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvio...

β€œThe meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.” - Alan Watts
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β€œThe meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvio...

β€œThe meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.” - Alan Watts
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β€œAnd sometimes in life, I imagine, good things do happen. Most of the time, ...

β€œAnd sometimes in life, I imagine, good things do happen. Most of the time, it's the opposite, obviously. But I don't think you should rule out the possibility that just occasionally chance might deal you a good card” -Sebastian Faulks
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β€œThere is nothing more...

β€œThere is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.” β€” Sherlock Holmes
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The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvio...

The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves. -Alan Watts
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"It pays to be obvious, esp...

"It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety." β€” Isaac Asimov
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"An economist is a man who sta...

"An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible." β€” Alfred A. Knopf
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β€œDo not despair. To be friendless is indeed to be unfortunate, bu...

β€œDo not despair. To be friendless is indeed to be unfortunate, but the hearts of men, when unprejudiced by any obvious self-interest, are full of brotherly love and charity.” -Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
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"Many of you know that I got my name, Barack, from my father. What you may no...

"Many of you know that I got my name, Barack, from my father. What you may not know is Barack is actually Swahili for 'That One.' And I got my middle name from somebody who obviously didn't think I'd ever run for president." -Barack Obama
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"The more original a discov...

"The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards." β€” Arthur Koestler
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β€œThe instant I jumped, I saw clearly that every one of my p...

β€œThe instant I jumped, I saw clearly that every one of my problems had a simple and obvious solution…except the fact that I had just jumped" - one of the golden gate suicide survivors .
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"In art, the o...

"In art, the obvious is a sin." β€” Edward Dmytryk
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It has Become appallingly obvio...

It has Become appallingly obvious that our "Technology" has exceeded our Humanity - Albert Einstein
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β€œThe meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvio...

β€œThe meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves.” - Alan Watts
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"There Is Nothing More ...

"There Is Nothing More Deceptive Then The Obvious Fact." - Sherlock Holmes.
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"Where the industrial spirit overcomes military and aristocratic spirit, woman strives for...

"Where the industrial spirit overcomes military and aristocratic spirit, woman strives for economic and legal independence. She aspires to be "master" and inscribes "progress" on flags and banners. The very opposite reveals a terrible obviousness: woman retrograde." - Nietzsche
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"Obviously God was a solutio...

"Obviously God was a solution, and obviously none so satisfactory will ever be found again."
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β€œThe fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a g...

β€œThe fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.”
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"World is full of obvious ...

"World is full of obvious things which nobody by chance ever discovers." Grimm Quotes
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β€œGood design is obvi...

β€œGood design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” – Joe Sparano
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"The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvio...

"The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves." -Alan Watts
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A man who is protecting himself con...

A man who is protecting himself constantly through knowledge is obviously not a truth-seeker. Jiddu Krishnamurti
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"Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptin...

"Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness: Obviously your life cannot possibly be silly or trivial or meaningless if you are so busy, completely booked, in demand every hour of the day." -Tim Kreider
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A man who is protecting himself con...

A man who is protecting himself constantly through knowledge is obviously not a truth-seeker. Jiddu Krishnamurti
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A man who is protecting himself con...

A man who is protecting himself constantly through knowledge is obviously not a truth-seeker. Jiddu Krishnamurti
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"You know you have made a theoretical advance ...

"You know you have made a theoretical advance when you can no longer reconstruct why you failed for so long to see the obvious." - Daniel Kahneman
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"The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvio...

"The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves." - Alan Watts
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Ralph Waldo asked what we would do if the stars came out once in a thousand years. No one would s...

Ralph Waldo asked what we would do if the stars came out once in a thousand years. No one would sleep that night, obviously. The world would create religions overnight. We would be ecstatic, made rapturous by the glory of God. Instead, the stars come out every night and we watch TV - Paul Hawkens
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β€œI've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother t...

β€œI'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
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"Because equality isn't really obvious to most people. And I don't me...

"Because equality isn't really obvious to most people. And I don't mean to say the world is racist or sexist or homophobes. I mean to say: Everybody is always looking for the person they're better than." -A.S. King
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"The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas cov...

"The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be." - Douglas Adams
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"We have now sunk to a depth at which...

"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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β€œI've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother t...

β€œI'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
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"That's the way things come clear. All of...

"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
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"Sometimes in life we wander aimlessly, Searching for a purpose, searching for ourselves. And...

"Sometimes in life we wander aimlessly, Searching for a purpose, searching for ourselves. And yet, sometimes in life, we are so oblivious to the obvious, because everything is right in front of us. And we're missing the point of living...We're missing the point of living." -Foo Fighters
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Albert Einstein: It has become...

Albert Einstein: It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
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"The secret of all victory l...

"The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious. " - Oswald Spengler
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The most obvious, ubiquitous, important re...

The most obvious, ubiquitous, important realities are often the ones that are the hardest to see and talk about - David Foster Wallace
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β€œWhen it is obvious that the goals c...

β€œWhen it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” ― Confucius
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If you can keep your head when all about you a...

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, obviously you have no conception of the magnitude of the problem. -- Arthur Dent
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"It is perfectly obvious that the wholeworld is going to h...

"It is perfectly obvious that the wholeworld is going to hell. The only possible chance that it might not is that we do not attempt to prevent it from doing so." - Robert Oppenheimer
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β€œIf you hear that someone is speaking ill of you, instead of trying to ...

β€œIf you hear that someone is speaking ill of you, instead of trying to defend yourself you should say: "He obviously does not know me very well, since there are so many other faults he could have mentioned."” β€” Epictetus
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