Obviousness Quotes

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Arthur Conan Doyle
“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Boscombe Valley Mystery - a Sherlock Holmes Short Story

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 - a Sherlock Holmes Short Story

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

Umberto Eco
“In the Middle Ages, cathedrals 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

Pawan Mishra
“In the end, it’s not the obviousness or the complexity of the matters that’s deluding mankind. It’s man himself.”
Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

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

Germany Kent
“People will reveal who they are if you just pay attention.”
Germany Kent

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

Bryant McGill
“Something is reflecting our thoughts back to us in obvious and not so obvious ways.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

S.E. Zbasnik
“Hindsight isn’t a super power.”
SE Zbasnik, Dwarves in Space 2: Family Matters