Obscuring: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 324 pages
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Familiar Quotations ObscuringThe street to obscurity is paved with athletes who can perform great feats before friendly crowds.ndash;George AllenNever try to impress people with the profundity of your thought by the obscurity of your language. Whatever has been thoroughly thought through can be stated simply.ndash;AnonymousLike other occult techniques of divination, the statistical method has a private jargon deliberately contrived to obscure its methods from non-practitioners.ndash;G. O. AshleyMother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction, it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life. This is why they were invented in the first place.ndash;Angela CarterThe fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us.ndash;Gilbert ChestertonWhen we really worship anything, we love not only its clearness but its obscurity. We exult in its very invisibility.ndash;Gilbert ChestertonNothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.ndash;Tom ClancyHardship makes the world obscure.ndash;Don DelilloThe genius of any slave system is found in the dynamics which isolate slaves from each other, obscure the reality of a common condition, and make united rebellion against the oppressor inconceivable.ndash;Andrea DworkinNever be so brief as to become obscure.ndash;Tryon Edwards

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