Obvious Quotes

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Steve Martin
“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”
Steve Martin

John Green
“I figured something out. The future is unpredictable.”
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines

Ronald Reagan
“I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”
Ronald Reagan

Shannon L. Alder
“The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie.”
Shannon L. Alder

Stephenie Meyer
“The right thing isn't always real obvious. Sometimes the right thing for one person is the wrong thing for someone else. So...good luck figuring that out.”
Stephenie Meyer, Twilight

Sarah Dessen
“There's just something obvious about emptiness, even when you try to convince yourself otherwise. ”
Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key

Shannon L. Alder
“Accomplishments don’t erase shame, hatred, cruelty, silence, ignorance, discrimination, low self-esteem or immorality. It covers it up, with a creative version of pride and ego. Only restitution, forgiving yourself and others, compassion, repentance and living with dignity will ever erase the past.”
Shannon L. Alder

Martin Heidegger
“Making itself intelligible is suicide for philosophy.”
Martin Heidegger

L. Frank Baum
“How very wet this water is.”
L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz

Timothy Zahn
“If you don't want to be noticed, you don't use a Star Destroyer.”
Timothy Zahn, Heir to the Empire

Shannon L. Alder
“Often people that say they “don’t care” actually do. The moment they discuss you with their friends and family, compete with you, bad mouth you to others or react to anything you do or say is when they give themselves away. You can either be saddened or flattered that you effected someone so much. The perspective is yours to determine.”
Shannon L. Alder

Sam Harris
“Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of the world; it is simply an admission of the obvious. In fact, 'atheism' is a term that should not even exist. No one needs to identify himself as a 'non-astrologer' or a 'non-alchemist.' We do not have words for people who doubt that Elvis is still alive or that aliens have traversed the galaxy only to molest ranchers and cattle. Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make in the presence of unjustified religious beliefs.”
Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation

Yogi Berra
“I wish I had an answer to that because I'm tired of answering that question.”
Yogi Berra

Shannon L. Alder
“An open Facebook page is simply a psychiatric dry erase board that screams, “Look at me. I am insecure. I need your reaction to what I am doing, but you’re not cool enough to be my friend. Therefore, I will just pray you see this because the approval of God is not all I need.”
Shannon L. Alder

Rodman Philbrick
“Bean finds the best apple in our tree and hands it up to me. "You know what this tastes like when you first bite into it?" she asks.
"No, what?"
"Blue sky."
"You're zoomed."
"You ever eat blue sky?"
"No," I admit.
"Try it sometime," she says. "It's apple-flavored.”
Rodman Philbrick, The Last Book in the Universe

Scott Westerfeld
“I expect that you must receive top marks at school, young lady."
Madeleine smiled as she stirred her tea. "There are always rewards for those who state the obvious frequently and with conviction.”
Scott Westerfeld, Touching Darkness

“the problem at this point is that there is a problem.”
Captain Obvious

Terry Pratchett
“See a pin and pick it up, and, all day long, you'll have a pin.”
Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

Michael   Lewis
“Everything, in retrospect, is obvious. But if everything were obvious, authors of histories of financial folly would be rich . . .”
Michael M. Lewis, Panic!: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity

Mo Willems
“I always say, 'Books beat boredom,' said Amanda wisely.”
Mo Willems, Hooray for Amanda & Her Alligator!

“Genna: “My straw has a hole in it!”
Tim: *gives her a Really? look*
Genna: “One that it’s not meant to have!”
Timmothy Radman

William Goldman
“You're alive!" Fezzik cried.
The man in black sat immobile, like a ventriloquist's dummy, just his mouth moving. "That is perhaps the most childishly obvious remark I have ever come across...”
William Goldman, The Princess Bride

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

Gary   Hopkins
“Never put yourself in a position to be made an example of.”
Gary Hopkins

Dorothy L. Sayers
“But it is the mark of all movements, however well-intentioned, that their pioneers tend, by much lashing of themselves into excitement, to lose sight of the obvious.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Are Women Human? Astute and Witty Essays on the Role of Women in Society

Charlie Fletcher
“You know what you are, young 'un? You're the grand bloody panjandrum of the painfully bleeding obvious.”
Charlie Fletcher, Silvertongue

Christina Engela
“What would Jesus do? One thing is obvious, if there is one thing Jesus would NOT do - is to behave like his followers.”
Christina Engela, Blachart: Galaxii Series Book 1

Sariah Wilson
“It’s not an airport. You don’t have to announce your departure.”
Sariah Wilson, The Paid Bridesmaid

Frank Sonnenberg
“If most answers seem obvious in retrospect, maybe we’re not spending enough time searching for the obvious.”
Frank Sonnenberg

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