Quotes About Obviousness

Quotes tagged as "obviousness" (showing 1-11 of 12)
Arthur Conan Doyle
“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Boscombe Valley Mystery

J.K. Rowling
“Well, you can't break an unbreakable vow," said Ron.
"I figured that out myself, funnily enough.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

William Safire
“Never assume the obvious is true.”
William Safire

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Beyond the obvious facts that he has at some time done manual labour, that he takes snuff, that he is a Freemason, that he has been in China, and that he has done a considerable amount of writing lately, I can deduce nothing else.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Red Headed League

Josh Billings
“the squeeky wheel gets the grease.”
Josh Billings

“I am oblivious to the obvious – it is such a vulgar way to characterize things. I have too much subtlety to notice anything beneath my dignity.”
Bauvard, The Prince Of Plungers

Umberto Eco
“In the Middle Ages, cathendrals and convents burned like tinder; imagining a medieval story without a fire is like imagining a World War II movie in the Pacific without a fighter plane shot down in flames.”
Umberto Eco, Postscript to the Name of the Rose

“The only problem i had with literature that I simply couldn't figure out was that the correct answer was the first thing that comes to your mind after reading the question, the most obvious one.
I can only blame math for that.”
Blin Varfi

“Dark is dark in the darkness.”
Chet Williamson, Murder in Cormyr

Terry Pratchett
“Anyone with half a mind could see that," said Tiffany.
Miss Tick sighed. "Yes. But sometimes it's so hard to find half a mind when you need one.”
Terry Pratchett

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