Best Quotes About Oblivion

A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion. -Umberto Eco

The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives; history records the successes of the latter, while oblivion is the reward of the former. -Alfred A. Montapert

Apathy is a sort of living oblivion. -Horace Greeley

Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; riches take wings; the only earthly certainty is oblivion. -Horace Greeley

All my life, as down an abyss without a bottom. I have been pouring van loads of information into that vacancy of oblivion I call my mind. -Logan Pearsall Smith

Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion. -Richard M. Nixon

Ignorance is not bliss – it is oblivion. -Philip Wylie

We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion. -Fred Allen

The immense majority of human biographies are a gray transit between domestic spasm and oblivion. -George Steiner

Do not let arguments of expediency persuade you. That is the slow road to oblivion. That is the tortured path to undoing step by step, bit by bit, as the river creates a canyon, the way of life that we love. -Chuck Schumer

People come to music to seek oblivion: is that not also a form of deception? -Claude Debussy

For sure I once thought of myself as the poet who would save the ordinary from oblivion. -Philip Levine

Now I think poetry will save nothing from oblivion, but I keep writing about the ordinary because for me it's the home of the extraordinary, the only home. -Philip Levine

Blue oblivion, largely lit, smiled and smiled at me. -William Rose Benet

My faith, inasmuch as I have any, is more like a kind of Joseph Campbell thing, and even that frequently finds itself tested to oblivion in siren waters. -David Knopfler

A wholesome oblivion of one's neighbours is the beginning of wisdom. -Richard Le Gallienne

An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself, and listen only to his real master: Nature. -Auguste Renoir

I'm very happy to have a small, long, career instead of one big hit and then oblivion. -Susannah McCorkle

Winning a competition in architecture is a ticket to oblivion. It's just an idea. Ninety-nine per cent never get built. -Daniel Libeskind

I gratefully look forward to oblivion, but I must be sure of it. -Taylor Caldwell

Since fame is an illusion and death is in our future all we have is the next moment before we are swallowed into oblivion. -Al Goldstein

If the Republican Party continues to ignore its conservative base, then the Party is headed to oblivion. -Jerome Corsi

Man does find in Nature deliverance from himself, oblivion of his past, with peace and purity! -George A. Smith

I'm not sure whether Los Angeles borders on the ocean or on oblivion. I always feel that I'm two steps away from the other side when I'm out there. It's more like a vacation place or a place to visit than a place to hunker down. -Jeffrey Wright

I did what I could to inflate the rumor I was on my way to stardom. What I was on my way to, by any mathematical standards known to man, was oblivion, by way of obscurity. -Tallulah Bankhead

Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest. It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway. Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think in terms of emotions and sensations. -Raymond Chandler

It was easy to run around barefoot in oblivion in Costa Rica. But once I gave birth to my child, I didn't want to be oblivious to the obvious. -Carolyn Murphy

Ultimately life is disease, death and oblivion. It's still better than high school. -Dan Savage

We're not planning for the future. If we continue to spend ourselves into oblivion, we are going to destroy this nation. -Ben Carson

It is difficult to think of anything more important than providing the best education possible for our children. They will develop the next technologies, medical cures, and global industries, while mitigating their unintended effects, or they will fail to do these things and consign us all to oblivion. -Sam Harris

For me, each game is a new challenge, which has to be dealt with rationally and systematically. At that time, every other thought fades into oblivion. -Viswanathan Anand

Most people are living lives of sort of survival. And constantly posing an existential crisis, either through fantasy or oblivion, really has been pretty much explored in rock and roll. At least in the western version of rock n' roll. -Billy Corgan

The trouble is not that schools don't work; they do. They're excellent machines for achieving historically accepted purposes. In suburban schools are children of the rich, who grow up to privilege and anesthetic oblivion to pain – and who then use the servants produced by ghetto schools. -Jonathan Kozol

To combat the confusion and depression that assault me when I come off the road in the middle of a tour, I seek the most oblivionated music possible. When it's the 'way out there' that I seek, I go right to my stash of amazing music from Japan. -Henry Rollins

The state of Israel seems to owe its very existence to the American Jewish vote, while at the same time consigning the non-religious to political oblivion. -Richard Dawkins

Although I have lived in Manhattan since 1992, for the better part of two decades I have remained in blissful oblivion of all matters sportif. -Hamish Bowles

I think about fanaticism – oblivion awaits, especially for minor writers, so you have to be a fanatic; you have to be a crank to keep going, but on the other hand, what else would you do with the rest of your life? You gotta do something. -Cynthia Ozick

Total oblivion is the fate of almost everything in this world. I'm very likely to suffer that same fate; my work will probably not be remembered, and if any of it is, if any of those novels is fated to be one of those novels that is still being read 50 or 100 years after it was written, I've probably already written it. -Michel Faber

Because advertising and marketing is an art, the solution to each new problem or challenge should begin with a blank canvas and an open mind, not with the nervous borrowings of other people's mediocrities. That's precisely what 'trends' are – a search for something 'safe' – and why a reliance on them leads to oblivion. -George Lois

Personally, I would not care for immortality in the least. There is nothing better than oblivion, since in oblivion there is no wish unfulfilled. We had it before we were born yet did not complain. Shall we whine because we know it will return? It is Elysium enough for me, at any rate. -H. P. Lovecraft

I think personality correction is necessary for successful men, like prime ministers, businessmen, politicians… it's essential that one should keep an eye on one's own personality. You must have seen people in politics who become chief ministers and then pass into oblivion – how egotistical they became and how pathetic they look. -Dilip Kumar

I'm going into politics because I think that the kind of discourse taking place in Israel is leading this country to oblivion, and I want to change it. -Yair Lapid

We are born, we live, we disappear. One of the chilling aspects of history is the swiftness with which it carries us into oblivion. -David Ebershoff

There never was a democracy yet where the people didn't vote themselves into oblivion. -Mitt Romney

While silence can in some circumstances bespeak noble self-control, it can also signify suppression, oblivion or cowardice. -Ephraim Mirvis

Many actors come and disappear into oblivion. But not Salman Khan. -Nawazuddin Siddiqui

It takes a special, selfless person to make music that accommodates the universal need for mindless escapism – or what I call oblivion. -Greg Gutfeld

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

There is no answer. That's what Buddhism says. The Void, oblivion, no answer. To be in that state is an enlightened state. -Harry Dean Stanton

You write about experiences partly to understand what they mean, partly not to lose them to time. To oblivion. But there's always the danger of the opposite happening. Losing the memory of the experience itself to the memory of writing about it. -Sigrid Nunez

I've gotten into surfing a bit. I can't stand up for more than five seconds, but I like the fact that I can paddle out into oblivion. -Isaac Brock

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