Obscure Quotes

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Vera Nazarian
“The desert and the ocean are realms of desolation on the surface.

The desert is a place of bones, where the innards are turned out, to desiccate into dust.

The ocean is a place of skin, rich outer membranes hiding thick juicy insides, laden with the soup of being.

Inside out and outside in. These are worlds of things that implode or explode, and the only catalyst that determines the direction of eco-movement is the balance of water.

Both worlds are deceptive, dangerous. Both, seething with hidden life.

The only veil that stands between perception of what is underneath the desolate surface is your courage.

Dare to breach the surface and sink.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Vladimir Nabokov
Lolita is famous, not I. I am an obscure, doubly obscure, novelist with an unpronounceable name.”
Vladimir Nabokov

“When shrouded meanings and grim intentions are nicely polished up and pokerfaced personae are generously palming off their fantasy constructs, caution is the watchword, since rimpling water on the well of truth swiftly obscures our vision and perception. ("Trompe le pied.")”
Erik Pevernagie

Sanhita Baruah
“I'd rather be not the light in your life
The bright day might make me obscure
I'd rather be the cold darkness
For it remains, unseen, uncertain and unsure”
Sanhita Baruah, The Farewell and other poems

Charlotte Brontë
“Am I a liar in your eyes?" he asked passionately. "Little skeptic, you shall be convinced. What love have I for Miss Ingram? None: and that you know. What love has she for me? None: as I have taken pains to prove; I caused a rumor to reach her that my fortune was not a third of what was supposed, and after that I presented myself to see the result; it was coldness both from her and her mother. I would not-I could not-marry Miss Ingram. You-you strange-you almost unearthly thing!-I love as my own flesh. You-poor and obscure, and small and plain as you are-I entreat to accept me as a husband.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

E.E. Cummings
“Awake,chaos:we have napped.”
E.E. Cummings, Complete Poems, 1913-1962

“The conventional use of words and of narrative structure is deliberately subverted in decadent fiction; language deviates from the established norms in an attempt to reproduce pathology on a textual level. With its emphasis on aberration and artifice, the decadents' approach to the language of fiction frequently leans towards the baroque and the obscure.”
Asti Hustvedt, The Decadent Reader: Fiction, Fantasy, and Perversion from Fin-de-Siècle France

Israelmore Ayivor
“Find your hidden talents, your hidden potentials, your hidden purposes and convert them into a better business for the benefit of the entire world.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Most sane human beings who have managed to attain and retain fame each uses it to dramatically increase their name’s chances of being remembered until Jesus comes back, since their heart cannot do what they consciously or unconsciously lust for, that is to say, for it to beat until Jesus returns.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Rebecca McNutt
“Super 8 film is the language of silence.”
Rebecca McNutt, Super 8: The Sequel to Smog City

Israelmore Ayivor
“You are a lamp to give light to people; you must mount the lamp stand and shine bright! Don't hide your gifts; expose and share them freely!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Alfred Hayes
“I made spasmodic efforts to work, assuring myself that once I began working I would forget her. The difficulty was in beginning. There was a feeling of weakness, a sort of powerlessness now, as though I were about to be ill but was never quite ill enough, as though I were about to come down with something I did not quite come down with. It seemed to me that for the first time in my life I had been in love, and had lost, because of the grudgingness of my heart, the possibility of having what, too late, I now thought I wanted. What was it that all my life I had so carefully guarded myself against? What was it that I had felt so threatened me? My suffering, which seemed to me to be a strict consequence of having guarded myself so long, appeared to me as a kind of punishment, and this moment, which I was now enduring, as something which had been delayed for half a lifetime. I was experincing, apparently, an obscure crisis of some kind. My world acquired a tendency to crumble as easily as a soda cracker. I found myself horribly susceptible to small animals, ribbons in the hair of little girls, songs played late at night over lonely radios. It became particularly dangerous for me to go near movies in which crippled girls were healed by the unselfish love of impoverished bellhops. I had become excessively tender to all the more obvious evidences of the frailness of existence; I was capable of dissolving at the least kind word, and self-pity, in inexhaustible doses, lay close to my outraged surface. I moved painfully, an ambulatory case, mysteriously injured.”
Alfred Hayes, In Love

Israelmore Ayivor
“Your dreams are like the market grounds; their locations really matter. If you keep hiding your potentials out of sight, you may be great but unknown! Your influence can travel long distances if only you give them the chances to go where they are needed! Rebrand yourself!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Israelmore Ayivor
“You can't be successful if you are good at hiding yourself! Be success minded; think about uncovering what you know, what you have, and what you have to know for the comfort, inspiration and enlightenment of others!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Israelmore Ayivor
“Obscurity makes success undefined because success is crowned by sharing what you have with people who need it; you can't share if you keep hiding!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Israelmore Ayivor
“You are like a global market. You can't hide yourself from global customers! Make a global exposure of your dreams and you will achieve global success!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

O. Henry
“I should like to be a periwinkle," said he, mysteriously, "on the top of a valley, and sing tooralloo-ralloo."
This was clearly too obscure, so I turned again to Coglan.”
O. Henry, The Complete Works of O. Henry

“I have only dark, obscure words of love—but it’s these that broke your heart”
John J. Geddes

Thomm Quackenbush
“I cannot deal with obscurity for more than a few decades before I get the worst ache in my chest.”
Thomm Quackenbush, Flies to Wanton Boys

Israelmore Ayivor
“Everyone has a kind of limitation respectively. Leaders don’t allow their own to obscure them in a small corner.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Ladder

Israelmore Ayivor
“You must always reserve a question for people who think you are proud when you talk about your dreams! The question is "how would they get to know that you are proud if you had not talked about your dreams?" How then should people get to know what you do if you take delight in hiding yourself?”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Maybe the truth of it all is that we’re just too fearful to give our faith enough running room to realize that this precariously thin path that led us to the end of this life is dwarfed to obscurity by the infinitely vast byway that begins immediately on the other side.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Israelmore Ayivor
“If you keep in secret what would have been used to help you, you will never be helped! Your gifts make way for you to lead; use them well!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Israelmore Ayivor
“When you are isolated and obscured, your achievements may be wonderful but unknown.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Shaping the dream

“Claiming that you are what you are not will obscure the strengths you do have while destroying your credibility.”
Tom Hayes

Israelmore Ayivor
“You are like a city on the hill; you can't be hidden out of sight in any way! Beautify your environment and your influence will be seen from afar!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“It was not fog, as you thought. It was smog.”
Mahrukh

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