Oblivion Quotes

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John Green
“I'm in love with you," he said quietly.

"Augustus," I said.

"I am," he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. "I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Banksy
“I mean, they say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.”
Banksy

Audrey Niffenegger
“Sleep is my lover now, my forgetting, my opiate, my oblivion.”
Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler's Wife

Holly Black
“Tell me again what you said at the revel,” he says, climbing over me, his body against mine.

“What?” I can barely think.

“That you hate me,” he says, his voice hoarse. “Tell me that you hate me.”

“I hate you,” I say, the words coming out like a caress. I say it again, over and over. A litany. An enchantment. A ward against what I really feel. “I hate you. I hate you. I hate you.”

He kisses me harder.

“I hate you,” I breathe into his mouth. “I hate you so much that sometimes I can’t think of anything else.”
Holly Black, The Wicked King

Clive Barker
“[Horror fiction] shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.”
Clive Barker

Haruki Murakami
“No matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away.”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Robert Macfarlane
“Those who travel to mountain-tops are half in love with themselves, and half in love with oblivion.”
Robert Macfarlane, Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination

Erik Pevernagie
“Thank you“ might be the hardest word to say. We may wonder, what can be so castrating about embracing gratitude? Some think it causes fear of loss, while it unleashes indistinct anxiety of losing independence or self-control. Gratefulness might come down to an undying struggle against oblivion. It could amount to a lasting burden for maintaining the infallibility of their memory. In short, for some, thankfulness is a box of Pandora. ("Thank God for the Belgian chocolate ")”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“When the ashes of the wildfire of love have been scattered in the hazy den of oblivion and emotions have gone out of commission, life gets unremittingly tangled up, if no inner voices emerge to enlighten the looming shadows of hesitant expectations, if no shimmer sparks the magic appeal of ‘Being in the world’. ("Fish for silence." )”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“If our thoughts are slumping down into a muddling pie of oblivion, we must empower our minds to go beyond vain details or useless conventions. Scanning the reach on the horizon and challenging our imagination can allow us to recognize the essentials of our human condition and achieve harmony in our lives.
("Dirty bike)”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“Do they not deserve our attention, those armies of small-minded and low-graded people, drifting on the waves of their unawareness or misfortune, suffocating in their caves of bewilderment and fading into oblivion? Imminent counteractions might unchain an avalanche of social fallouts if they feel ignored or disregarded. Sheeple’s rage is unpredictable and rampant. We must never fail to remember the lessons of history. (“Bread and Satellite”)”
Erik Pevernagie

Sorin Cerin
“Where I will find peace other than in oblivion?”
Sorin Cerin, Wisdom Collection: The Book of Wisdom

J.D. Stroube
“If the town were a black hole, I was the helpless star being sucked into oblivion. It was an oblivion I craved.”
J.D. Stroube, Caged in Darkness

Melina Marchetta
“The string slices into the skin of his fingers and no matter how tough the calluses, it tears.

But this beat is fast and even though his joints are aching, his arm's out of control like it has a mind of its own and the sweat tat drenches his hair and face seems to smother him, but nothing's going to stop Tom. He;s aiming for oblivion.”
Melina Marchetta, The Piper's Son

John Green
“so if the inevitability of oblivion worries you, than I suggest you ignore it. God knows that's what the rest of the world does.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Philip K. Dick
“but as he plodded along a vague and almost hallucinatory pall hazed over his mind; he found himself at one point, with no notion of how it could be, a step from an almost certain fatal cliffside fall—falling humiliatingly and helplessly, he thought; on and on, with no one even to witness it. Here there existed no one to record his or anyone else's degradation, and any courage or pride which might manifest itself here at the end would go unmarked: the dead stones, the dust-stricken weeds dry and dying, perceived nothing, recollected nothing, about him or themselves.”
Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Sorin Cerin
“Never let the meaning of your love light escape to the dark nothingness of oblivion.”
Sorin Cerin, Wisdom Collection: The Book of Wisdom

“A few names have survived oblivion. In time, oblivion will have them all.”
Marty Rubin

Dejan Stojanovic
“There is only as much space, only as much time,
Only as much desire, only as many words,
Only as many pages, only as much ink
To accept all of us at light-speed
Hurrying into the Promised Land
Of oblivion that is waiting for us sooner or later.”
Dejan Stojanovic

John Green
“And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Sorin Cerin
“There is no better guide to this world than oblivion.”
Sorin Cerin, Wisdom Collection: The Book of Wisdom

Carlton Mellick III
“Nowhere and oblivion were completely different things/places to Richard Stein. For
him, oblivion is when something goes into nothing and nowhere is the place where
something can come out of nothing.”
Carlton Mellick III, Satan Burger

Mihai Eminescu
“Much as oblivion is the death of sorrow
So death is life's forgetfulness”
Mihai Eminescu

Kathryn Schulz
“The brevity of our lives breeds a kind of temporal parochialism—an ignorance of or an indifference to those planetary gears which turn more slowly than our own.”
Kathryn Schulz

John Green
“I looked over at Augustus Waters, who looked back at me. You could almost see through his eyes they were so blue. "There will come a time," I said, "when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed for that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. ”
John Green

Reyes Mate
“El margen sabe lo que el centro olvida, seguramente porque la memoria es el poder del vencido. El triunfador sabe que, como decía Nietzsche, "para ser feliz hay que olvidar", pero ese olvido, aunque le haga feliz, no le hace verdadero.”
Reyes Mate, La herencia del olvido

Sadegh Hedayat
“I saw that pain and disease existed and at the same time that they were void of sense and meaning. Among the men of the rabble I had become a creature of a strange, unknown race, so much so that they had forgotten that I had once been part of their world. I had the dreadful sensation that I was not really alive or wholly dead. I was a living corpse, unrelated to the world of living people and at the same time deprived of the oblivion and peace of death.”
Sadegh Hedayat, The Blind Owl

Madeline Miller
“I come to say that you may go, and I will help you...”
Did he know how much those words cost me? I do not think he could. It is youth’s gift not to feel its debts.”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Jean Baudrillard
“Such is our intelligence, that intelligence that lives on the illusion of an exponential growth of our stock.
Whereas the most probable hypothesis is that the human race merely has at its disposal, today, as it had yesterday, a general fund, a limited stock that redistributes itself across the generations, but is always of equal quantity.
In intelligence, we might be said to be infinitely superior, but in thought we are probably exactly the equal of preceding and future generations.
There is no privilege of one period over another, nor any absolute progress - there, at least, no inequalities. At species level, democracy rules.
This hypothesis excludes any triumphant evolutionism and also spares us all the apocalyptic views on the loss of the 'symbolic capital' of the species (these are the two standpoints of humanism: triumphant or depressed). For if the original stock of souls, natural intelligence or thought at humanity's disposal is limited, it is also indestructible. There will be as much genius, originality and invention in future periods as in our own, but not more - neither more nor less than in former ages.
This runs counter to two perspectives that are corollaries of each other: positive illuminism - the euphoria of Artificial Intelligence - and regressive nihilism - moral and cultural depression.”
Jean Baudrillard, The Intelligence of Evil or the Lucidity Pact

D.H. Lawrence
“I consider this is really the heart of England,’ said Clifford to Connie, as he sat there in the dim February sunshine.
‘Do you?’ she said, seating herself in her blue knitted dress, on a stump by the path.
‘I do! this is the old England, the heart of it; and I intend to keep it intact.’
‘Oh yes!’ said Connie. But, as she said it she heard the eleven-o’clock hooters at Stacks Gate colliery. Clifford was too used to the sound to notice.”
D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover

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