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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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Be wary of passing the judgment: obscure. To find something obscure poses no difficulty: elephants and poodles find many things obscure.
~ Georg C. Lichtenberg - [Obscurity]

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Darkness is to space what silence is to sound, i.e., the interval.
~ Marshall Mcluhan - [Obscurity]

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Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
~ Thomas Hardy - [Obscurity]

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More significant than the fact that poets write abstrusely, painters paint abstractly, and composers compose unintelligible music is that people should admire what they cannot understand; indeed, admire that which has no meaning or principle.
~ Eric Hoffer - [Obscurity]

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Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life... is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret.
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley - [Obscenity]

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Obscurantism is the academic theorist's revenge on society for having consigned him or her to relative obscurity -- a way of proclaiming one's superiority in the face of one's diminished influence.
~ David Lehman - [Obscurity]

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Obscurity and competence: That is the life that is worth living.
~ Mark Twain - [Obscurity]

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Obscurity brings safety.
~ Aesop - [Obscurity]

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Shocking writing is like murder: the questions the jury must decide are the questions of motive and intent.
~ E(lwyn) B(rooks) White - [Obscenity]

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That you may please others you must be forgetful of yourself.
~ Ovid - [People]

 

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