Best Quotes About Obvious

Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky. -Fran Lebowitz

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed. -Khalil Gibran

The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say – because they were too obvious. -Andre Gide

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good. -Vaclav Havel

Whether one eats a cat or not is a personal choice, and I don't want to sway anyone one way or another. But if you do, there is one obvious cooking tip: Always remember to remove the bell from the cat's collar before cooking. -Mike Royko

No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious. -George Bernard Shaw

Overall the fundamentals seem to be there and he's obviously got a very mature head on his shoulders. He's got a kind of presence. -Nick Price

It is pretty obvious that the debasement of the human mind caused by a constant flow of fraudulent advertising is no trivial thing. There is more than one way to conquer a country. -Raymond Chandler

The power of ads rests more in the repetition of obvious exhortations than in the subtle transmission of values. -Michael Schudson

They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice… that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person. -Arthur Schopenhauer

The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer. -Edward R. Murrow

Jim Bakker spells his name with two k's because three would be too obvious. -Bill Maher

That's the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they've been all along. -Madeleine L'Engle

No further evidence is needed to show that 'mental illness' is not the name of a biological condition whose nature awaits to be elucidated, but is the name of a concept whose purpose is to obscure the obvious. -Thomas Szasz

Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious. -George Orwell

My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious throughout our society-that women are now providing all types of skills in every profession. The military should be no exception. -Jimmy Carter

The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious. -Oswald Spengler

To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction. -Joseph Addison

The hidden harmony is better than the obvious. -Heraclitus

Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists. -Edward de Bono

It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry 'I could have thought of that' is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too. -Douglas Adams

I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure. -George W. Bush

People make jokes about my bosoms, why don't they look underneath the breasts at the heart? It's obvious I've got big ones and if people want to assume they're not mine, then let them. -Dolly Parton

God made a very obvious choice when he made me voluptuous; why would I go against what he decided for me? My limbs work, so I'm not going to complain about the way my body is shaped. -Drew Barrymore

I want to take roles that challenge me and I want to like the script and obviously feel connected with the director because the director to me is so important. -Amy Smart

The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards. -Arthur Koestler

We're obviously going to spend a lot in marketing because we think the product sells itself. -Jim Allchin

The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious. -John Sculley

The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were. -John F. Kennedy

Never assume the obvious is true. -William Safire

Men who are engaged in public life must necessarily aim at reducing opposition to a minimum, and one of the most obvious means to that end is by misrepresenting, discrediting or ruining their opponents. -Frederick Scott Oliver

We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men. -George Orwell

Spike Lee is obviously more stupid than anyone can be by accident. -Dick Armey

Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux and money is made by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected. -George Soros

A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar. -Anita Brookner

What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured. -Kurt Vonnegut

When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. -Confucius

I see no reason for recording the obvious. -Edward Weston

When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without. -Ansel Adams

What has 'theology' ever said that is of the smallest use to anybody? When has 'theology' ever said anything that is demonstrably true and is not obvious? What makes you think that 'theology' is a subject at all? -Richard Dawkins

An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible. -Alfred A. Knopf

The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply. -Khalil Gibran

One layer was certainly 17th century. The 18th century in him is obvious. There was the 19th century, and a large slice, of course, of the 20th century; and another, curious layer which may possibly have been the 21st. -Clement Attlee

Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. -Alfred North Whitehead

There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. -James Truslow Adams

Purity is not imposed upon us as though it were a kind of punishment, it is one of those mysterious but obvious conditions of that supernatural knowledge of ourselves in the Divine, which we speak of as faith. Impurity does not destroy this knowledge, it slays our need for it. -Georges Bernanos

Modern man must descend the spiral of his own absurdity to the lowest point; only then can he look beyond it. It is obviously impossible to get around it, jump over it, or simply avoid it. -Vaclav Havel

To spell out the obvious is often to call it in question. -Eric Hoffer

The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot. -Salvador Dali

One can't relive one's life. Forgiveness is not what's difficult; one's always too ready to forgive. And it does no good, that's obvious. -Louis-Ferdinand Celine

A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties. -Karl Marx

Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act. -Saint Augustine

A new poll shows that Senator Kerry's support in the South is strongest amongst blacks. Kerry's appeal to Southern blacks is obvious. He is a white man who lives far, far away. -Dennis Miller

When George Bush asked me to sign on, it obviously wasn't because he was worried about carrying Wyoming. We got 70 percent of the vote in Wyoming, although those three electoral votes turned out to be pretty important last time around. -Dick Cheney

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. -Unknown

Our writers are full of cliches just as old barns are full of bats. There is obviously no rule about this, except that anything that you suspect of being a cliche undoubtedly is one and had better be removed. -Wolcott Gibbs

All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome. -George Orwell

It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety. -Isaac Asimov

Simple solutions seldom are. It takes a very unusual mind to undertake analysis of the obvious. -Alfred North Whitehead

In saying what is obvious, never choose cunning. Yelling works better. -Cynthia Ozick

Nothing can be more obvious than that all animals were created solely and exclusively for the use of man. -Thomas Love Peacock

One of the most obvious facts about grown-ups, to a child, is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child. -Randall Jarrell

I wanted to use what I was, to be what I was born to be – not to have a 'career', but to be that straightforward obvious unmistakable animal, a writer. -Cynthia Ozick

Here at home, when Americans were standing in long lines to give blood after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we squandered an obvious opportunity to make service a noble cause again, and rekindle an American spirit of community. -Joe Biden

I don't think men like a bad girl. Well, I haven't had a date in a year so I'm obviously doing something wrong. It's not that my standards are too high, I haven't even been asked out in a year. I have no standards, anyone, please! -Yasmine Bleeth

I will entertain anything; it doesn't matter. You know, it's not obviously about the price, it's not about who, it's kind of about when and what. It's material, that's all. -Tom Hanks

Syria and Iran have always had a pretty tight relationship, and it looks to me like they just cooked up a press release to put out to sort of restate the obvious. They're both problem countries; we know that. And this doesn't change anything. -Mitch McConnell

It's obvious that the key problem facing humanity in the coming century is how to bring a better quality of life – for 8 billion or more people – without wrecking the environment entirely in the attempt. -E. O. Wilson

The whole idea that the rescue was staged or the soldiers were shooting blanks, that's just obvious stuff. Why would you do that in the middle of a war? It's just crazy. -Jessica Lynch

I was always drawn to Broadway musicals, and obviously composers like Gershwin, Rodgers, Berlin and Porter were writing music that I found wildly impressive. -Marvin Hamlisch

In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is a living definition of the word 'frustration'. -Alan Perlis

Yeah, if someone's selling downloads and collecting money for our songs I would be unhappy about that but if they're trading it I don't mind, obviously if I make a thousand records or CDs or whatever, I like to sell a thousand. -Ian MacKaye

When drawings of the main buildings I have designed in the last five years are juxtaposed, the fact that they all involve the pursuit of certain configurations is obvious to anyone. -Yoshio Taniguchi

The great discoveries are usually obvious. -Phil Crosby

They think my life is glamourous. It's not true. I obviously get to come in and do radio interviews. That's the glamour. But other than that, I eat and sleep and that's it. Eat, sleep and do shows. -Adam Garcia

As far as our fans are concerned, I'm the only one who counts; along with my teammates, obviously. -Alessandro Del Piero

Our nation's immigration policy has been of top concern in recent years, and for good reason. With between eight and twelve million illegal aliens in the United States, it is obviously a problem out of control. -Chris Cannon

This technology will obviously become more prevalent. Who knows what will result? One thing is certain, computer technology will revolutionize the way we tell stories as much as movie film has. -Chris Wedge

If I said to most of the people who auditioned, 'Good job, awesome, well done,' it would have made me actually look and feel ridiculous. It's quite obvious most of the people who turned up for this audition were hopeless. -Simon Cowell

What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it. -Herbert A. Simon

They say Formula One is a market which it can't be, obviously. Our market is independent, it's a sport. -Bernie Ecclestone

The relation between practical and spiritual spheres in music is obvious, if only because it demands ears, finger, consciousness and intellect. -Luciano Berio

Sexiness is all in the eye of the beholder. I think it should be. Absolutely. My sex appeal, whatever it might be, isn't obvious… at least to me. -Sharon Tate

If I ever loved a woman, the more I loved her, the more I wanted to hurt her. Frida was only the most obvious victim of this disgusting trait. -Diego Rivera

I don't know where Bush is going – yet. But, Sharon obviously – I wrote somewhere in the last several months, that Sharon has adopted, essentially, the position of the Labor Party: that the Palestinians are here to stay. -Arthur Hertzberg

Torture has been privatized now, so you have obviously the whole scandal in America about the abuse of prisoners and the fact that, army people might be made to pay a price, but who are the privatized torturers accountable too? -Arundhati Roy

If somebody plans to carry out a series of murders… then this is obviously an evil and pre-meditated attack and in that case, there could be a deterrent effect. -David Davis

Between now and then and I just felt it was ready and it was a long enough period gone by. I obviously didn't want to hurt anybody, you know. It was done out of a genuine memorial or tribute whatever you want to call it. -Jack Bruce

It looks to me to be obvious that the whole world cannot eat an American diet. -Jerry Brown

I think it was that we were really seasoned musicians. We had serious roots that spanned different cultures, obviously the blues. -Jimmy Page

I've let a lot of things go, and obviously football is one of them. I think the hardest thing to let go is your self-image. That's what I'm working on now. -Ricky Williams

It seems obvious to me that the notion of God has never been anything but a kind of ideal projection, a reflection upward of the human personality, and that theology never has been and never can be anything but a more and more purified mythology. -Alfred Loisy

We obviously need more love in the world. And we obviously need more compassion and understanding. Our leaders need to really address these issues properly now. -Dave Davies

I only made two studio movies, that was a long time ago and obviously I removed myself. I think some of that is geographical. I live in New York and I want to work there, it's as simple as that. -Campbell Scott

I'm quite obviously not the world's most handsome man – I'm the second world's most handsome man! -Robbie Williams

This autocue was obviously written for someone else and I've been brought in at the last minute. -Johnny Vegas

Sides are being divided now. It's very obvious. So if you're on the other side of the fence, you're suddenly anti-American. It's breeding fear of being on the wrong side. -Sam Shepard

All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon. -Roger Bacon

My Cape women are generally true to type – big hearted, motherly women who love the sea. My other characters, with the exception of the Portuguese, who I occasionally mention as Cape dwellers, are obviously drawn from the city types one sees in everyday life. -Joseph C. Lincoln

We obviously want to produce things that people want. We are going to continue to do that in an environmentally responsible way, while still being aware of the physical, scientific, and practical issues that we have to deal with. -Lee R. Raymond

Heath, I believed in him when I first met him, and helped and supported him. He went on to obvious success in the States and then I had him support me. It can be a lonely, horrible, hard place. It's great just to have someone to call to say 'I know, man, I was there' -Martin Henderson

I had one year of struggle. My parents were always there, but I didn't want to rely on them. Now it's moving pretty fast. I'm not rich, but obviously this is fantastic. All I know to do with money is put it in a shoebox anyway. -Ben McKenzie

When science and the Bible differ, science has obviously misinterpreted its data. -Henry M. Morris

When I go to a concert, I can't believe that people pay lots of money to see a band that they obviously like and then they dance the whole time. -John Hughes

I can't beleive I'm here to tell the tale, this was my first brush with death, and God must have been looking after us and obviously, it wasn't our time. -Samantha Fox

Each man has an equal social right to multiply his power of motion by all the social factors of civilization. Private property in any of these factors is inconsistent with this fundamental right; it must, obviously, prove a source of economic despotism and industrial slavery. -Daniel De Leon

I was quite the spoiled brat. I have quite a temper, obviously inherited from my father, and I became very good at ordering everyone around. I was the princess; the staff were absolutely terrified of me. -Lisa Marie Presley

I'm not eager to jump into marriage again. I'm in the corner right now, wearing my dunce cap. That area is obviously a nightmare. -Lisa Marie Presley

Well, we've made huge strides since the 1990 World Cup, USA '94, and obviously since '98. Unfortunately, those strides only register with the public once every four years. -Lamar Hunt

Several of the actors I've had the good fortune of working with stand out in my mind as 'ultimate'. I guess the obvious would be Tom Hanks, because he really is as fun and as genuine as he comes across in his films and interviews. -Barry Pepper

All respect for the office of the presidency aside, I assumed that the obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty, not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review, spoke for itself. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Certainly, it seems true enough that there's a good deal of irony in the world… I mean, if you live in a world full of politicians and advertising, there's obviously a lot of deception. -Kenneth Koch

But once you allow yourself to recognize necessity, you find two things: One you find your options so restricted that the only course of action is obvious, and, two, that a great sense of freedom comes with the decision. -Steven Brust

Every once in while, a person will do something obvious and direct that is no more than it appears to be. I think they do it to throw you off. -Steven Brust

Women's strong qualities have become despised because of their weakness. The obvious remedy is to create a feminine character with all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman. -William Moulton Marston

If the withdrawal from Gaza goes badly, obviously, that will set us back. -Jane Harman

The nexus between terrorism and nuclear weapons, or even nuclear material, is obviously a current concern. -Mitchell Reiss

They made me use an accent, which I wasn't thrilled about because a lot of us, obviously, don't have them. -Rita Moreno

I don't know how anyone could vote Republican. It's so obvious that their only interest is keeping the rich rich. -Vivian Campbell

I wish I could go to the school where my close friends go, but I obviously can't. The good thing is, they're really good about inviting me to all the football games and all that stuff. So I end up having an adopted team spirit for a school I don't go to. -David Gallagher

We all enjoyed the success of Rumours obviously. -Christine McVie

I mean, I'm obviously not one of those people who's so beautiful women take their clothes off when I walk into the room. I didn't become a star overnight. -Robbie Coltrane

I like working with actresses, and I like women a lot, not for obvious reasons, but just in that that there's so much about what they bring to the scene that keeps it so interesting. Their instincts are so different, and they never explain them to you. -Ryan Gosling

When somebody says that all statements are false, the obvious problem is that as an assertion it's self-defeating. -Henry Flynt

Well, I decided earlier this year that I would run for president, and obviously I needed something to run on. -Craig Armstrong

What I do is draw but if you make an animated feature obviously it takes a whole team of people, and Zippy is my work. I felt that turning it over to a team of people would be wrong. -Bill Griffith

At the end of the day, they're happy if you do the obvious songs towards the end of the set and you've got to try and make yourself happy by doing certain songs at the front end of the set. -Rick Allen

I think at that time I obviously wasn't aware of what I really needed. But conversely, my wanting to prove something to everyone was beneficial 'cause if I hadn't done it then, maybe I'd never have done it. -Rick Allen

It is obvious that when I shot him I intended to kill him. -Ruth Ellis

Going from Flip to Kev, obviously you don't want to see someone ever lose their job. For me it's probably a little more difficult, because other than Bill Blair, Flip is all I knew. -Kevin Garnett

Fame obviously has become a premium in everybody's life. Everybody thinks they deserve it, everybody thinks they want it and most people really don't enjoy it once they get it. -Kelsey Grammer

Mr. Chairman, obviously a $60 million cut in the National Endowment for the Arts would be a disaster. -Norm Dicks

So I went to Miami in '74 with my family and while I was there it became obvious that we needed money and we needed to do something, because my family, we left without anything really, and we didn't have any money to begin with. -Ruben Blades

This club is all about winning trophies and we've got a chance of bringing the greatest trophy of them all back to Anfield, so it means a great deal obviously. -Steven Gerrard

It is not a mystical thing, however, it is obvious and practical and I think that what the performer does is to try to get to that point with every choice you make from the phrasing in a tune to the choice of tunes. -Leo Kottke

Well, obviously I wanted it to sound as original as possible. I suppose the influences that we had were probably from the actual power point of view we wanted to be like the Who. Vocally we wanted to be like the Beach Boys, whatever was good at the time. -Roy Wood

At least believe this many humans, who are interested obviously in this topic. Many of them visited me after lectures and meetings, in hope that I can give concrete answers to their questions. For it was clear: If that does not know it, who is to then know it? -Ulrich Walter

Political and social events must also be effective, but not in a very obvious fashion. But political confusion and prolonged peace undoubtedly affect creative thought but whether they respectively hinder or help it is not at all certain. -John Desmond Bernal

I know it's popular to say this because she's the woman of the moment, but Halle Berry. Not only does she have obvious audience appeal and star quality, but she's a damn good actress too. -Paul Kane

People are predominant in my paintings. Although they are not obvious, you can feel their presence. -Ralph Allen

The events with Henry III happened, obviously the way it happened, liberties were taken. -Catherine McCormack

There was a war crimes trial because an American prisoner had been shot trying to escape. He had obviously been recaptured and shot, and that violated the Geneva Convention. -Charles Guggenheim

I was very pleased, obviously, to have outsold such great writers. But I'm not insane – I do realize that I am a popular writer who people buy to take on vacation. -Maeve Binchy

Well, you have absolutely no idea what a nightmare it was to be on a set, trying to figure out how I was going to find out what time it is, how I was going to get my meds, and at the same time not have it be obvious to someone. -Michael Jeter

It all comes back to the same place, whether she does well, I do well, or we both do well, which is obviously what we're hoping for. It's all good. You know? We're definitely pull for each other. -Nick Lachey

Most people don't know who Ken Mehlman is. He's the chairman of the Republican Party, obviously, but what he's doing that Howard Dean isn't doing is spending a lot of time on the nuts and bolts of putting the party together. -Susan Estrich

The most obvious thing you can't do with a guitar synthesizer is to really sound like a guitar. -Andy Summers

If interstellar travel is as time- or energy- demanding as the above figures indicate, it is far from obvious what the motive for colonization might be. -Barney Oliver

It's obvious, but perhaps worth saying, that happiness has virtually nothing to do with the state of your intellect. -Daniel Keys Moran

And, obviously as a, as one who likes to travel around myself a lot, I think the Earth is a beautiful place. And, I'm looking forward to some new perspectives. -Duane G. Carey

Still, most of those effects occur in the context of harmless play and it is patently obvious that children are not normally turned into aggressive little monsters by TV or video games, since most children do not become aggressive little monsters. -Hugh Mackay

I had some of the students in my finance class actually do some empirical work on capital structures, to see if we could find any obvious patterns in the data, but we couldn't see any. -Merton Miller

Everyone recognizes that's a joke because obviously the number and shape of the pieces doesn't affect the size of the pizza. And similarly, the stocks, bonds, warrants, etc., issued don't affect the aggregate value of the firm. -Merton Miller

These kids understood what is not immediately obvious; that they were going to pay the bills for tax cuts that had been passed today or in the last 4 years, and for the war in Iraq, because essentially we are borrowing money to do those things. -Tom Allen

It was obviously a pretty hectic development schedule and we put a huge team on to it but it paid off because we continuously get complemented on the finished product. -Andrew Oliver

The obvious types of American fascists are dealt with on the air and in the press. These demagogues and stooges are fronts for others. Dangerous as these people may be, they are not so significant as thousands of other people who have never been mentioned. -Henry A. Wallace

I think my books come out very visual, which is an obvious consequence. -Lee Child

An athlete must have ability to reach the top, but many who have ability and who do not live clean lives never have and never will be champions for obvious reasons. -Major Taylor

Clean living is the cardinal principle in the lives of the world's greatest athletes, as the phenomenal performances of these outstanding characters will obviously show. -Major Taylor

At the descriptive level, certainly, you would expect different cultures to develop different sorts of ethics and obviously they have; that doesn't mean that you can't think of overarching ethical principles you would want people to follow in all kinds of places. -Peter Singer

They tend to be pretty abstract ones then, like doing what will have the best consequences; obviously you wouldn't specify what consequences are best, they may be different in some circumstances, so at a lower, more specific level, you may well get differences. -Peter Singer

We have the best driver in the world in drifting and best guy in rally racing and stuff like that. So obviously there's a lot of stuff that I didn't do, but there's a lot of really incredible things that I don't think we've ever seen an actor do. -Seann William Scott

We're not trying to top ourselves with each record, obviously. -Bruce Johnston

We want to obviously foster a relationship that we're a partner with states; that we all share the same goals of closing the achievement gap, just as the Congress does; and that we're practical and sophisticated enough to understand what they're talking about. -Margaret Spellings

There was always a lot of American music in England until, obviously when the Beatles came around, then there was a shift towards English music, but before then American music was the main thing. -John Deacon

I know people look at me and try to make conclusions about me immediately, based on the obvious, let's say. -John Lone

Comedy is obviously a matter of personal taste and the world always needs a clown and some people have no taste at all and any clown will do. -Marc Maron

If we win, someone else loses. But if someone else loses, we lose. Which is a point we're not getting. The new spirituality will make this just painfully obvious. -Neale Donald Walsch

It'll become obvious that we've really been working against ourselves. -Neale Donald Walsch

I don't go to clubs and stuff like that, so I don't have to put up with it in there. And normally, because obviously I could hurt somebody, and if I look at it that way, I have to back off. -Bubba Smith

Dali had a good sense of humor – obviously you could tell just looking at him; he was funny. -Joe Grant

I really liked them, not just Syd, but all of them. Roger was very important, I thought, his contribution. And so was Rick's organ playing. It was a good band. It became something else completely, obviously. -Robert Wyatt

I have about nine guitars in all, so obviously I'm into collecting. -Daisy Berkowitz

In historical and constitutional terms, the recent political status vote in Puerto Rico was a necessary but obviously not decisive step on the road of self-determination leading to full self-government. -Dick Thornburgh

Many individual growers now are growing organic fruit, and many are taking it upon themselves to market their own products to the public, as opposed to necessarily going through big processors, although, obviously, the bulk of the fruit still is dealt with that way. -Greg Walden

After all, you're not exactly a nation like all the other nations. You are unique, if only because you are such an ancient people, and because of the way you are spread all over the world and your obvious success in many fields. -Jean-Marie Le Pen

Look, very clearly there are things that need to be done urgently in relation to climate change, and of those the most obvious is to have an enforceable and equitable arrangement delivering deep cuts in emissions into the middle of the century. -Peter Garrett

So something about that touched me, obviously, when I was young and it just stayed with me. I'm always amazed by that, because my experience seems to be so much different than what I'm told, so much of the time. -Andrew McCarthy

When he asked me, with obvious self-satisfaction, what I thought of the scenario, I hardly knew how to answer. I asked if he had seen the play and was hardly surprised when he said no. -Elmer Rice

I could have begged. They made it obvious to me that if I wanted to come back and be a good boy… but I'd rather be in Roots than Good Times. -John Amos

I never expected this to catch on in the way it did! Of course similar observations have been made by any number of people, and the distinction is obvious to anyone who thinks about the subject a little. -David Chalmers

I started when I was 8 years old, which is obviously nowadays pretty late, but I guess in my generation it was all right. I had plenty of other interests and I didn't do only tennis. -Jana Novotna

I mean, before this, I would have said playing Bill Gates, because I'm playing someone obviously who is alive and is the richest man in the world. That was a heavy responsibility. -Anthony Michael Hall

I think the obvious answer is I was raised in New York City, so growing up, not only myself but my family, like my father, we would watch a lot of Scorsese films. -Anthony Michael Hall

But obviously, we can't afford to make some bad long-term decisions with regard to basic commitments our country has – trade those away for some short-term assistance that may or may not be there a month from now. -Fred Thompson

Apparently, there's this whole set of disgruntled people but obviously it's not my intention to offend anyone by changing the style of music that I've done. -Jonny Lang

I am providing a service that many people obviously value. -Matthew Lesko

Look, obviously that was – created quite a firestorm, but Newsweek editors have made clear that this was a situation where, you know, a solid, well-placed source provided some information. -Michael Isikoff

I'd much rather do an obviously commercial writing project than get a day job. -Poppy Z. Brite

It's obvious that they're going to want Ali's daughter and Frazier's daughter to fight it out. -Robert Goulet

Yet, it ought to be obvious that good music generally occupies a higher plane that mere politics. Great writers can express moods through melody and capture experiences we share most powerfully – love, lust, longing; joy, rage, fear; triumph, yearning and confusion. -Tony Snow

Now, the impact on export markets – we export about 10 percent of what we produce, so obviously that will probably have some impact on the market. At this point it's too early to determine how much. -Ann Veneman

Anybody who says they are a good liar obviously is not, because any legitimately savvy liar would always insist they're honest about everything. -Chuck Klosterman

Anyone who claims to be good at lying is obviously bad at lying. Thus – as a writer myself – I cannot comment on whether or not writers are exceptionally good liars, because whatever I said would actually mean its complete opposite. -Chuck Klosterman

You have to pretend to live in those clothes that they lived in, to live within the climate that they had then. You have to imagine with the help, obviously, of all the other technicians that are around – the writer, the director, the other actors. -Derek Jacobi

Flower was a good metaphor for growth. The song is obviously about sexual responsibility, so that was the main metaphor. Also, it's like knowing who someone has been and remembering and appreciating that, but really appreciating what they are now even more. -Jody Watley

I always start with characters rather than with a plot, which many critics would say is very obvious from the lack of plot in my films – although I think they do have plots – but the plot is not of primary importance to me, the characters are. -Jim Jarmusch

It's pretty simple, pretty obvious: that people's first impressions of people are really a big mistake. -Vincent D'Onofrio

You know, it was a small, independent movie and with Paramount becoming involved, it was obviously a good thing, but you can't put a round peg in a square hole. -Ray Liotta

Yes, obviously, there's this degree of wanting people to accept other people faiths and philosophies. -Ridley Scott

It's tedious to watch something very obvious being worked out, like a movie that's not particularly good and after about half an hour you know how it's going to end. -Rudy Rucker

Well, the memories were obviously – every match is important, every point counts, especially the last sort of 18, 20 years when the matches have been so tight. -Bernhard Langer

Wherever we play golf, people come out here to get autographs. They obviously come out to watch us play and see us in action, but they also want to interact with us. -Bernhard Langer

I'm planning a different show, though for obvious reasons some of the material will be the same, and of course I will perform material from the new CD. -George Duke

But it is obvious that our fathers, whose efforts have planted these great and prosperous cities along the once lonely trails of our own broad land, received all the fundamentals of civilization as a heritage from their European ancestors. -James Henry Breasted

This recognition of the earlier human background, now so obvious to us, did not come all at once, for the inclusion of history itself in university instruction is an event less than two centuries old. -James Henry Breasted

I mean, obviously, a lot of people know me around the world. Kids know me. -Jennifer Capriati

A life spent largely among books, and in the exercise of a literary profession, has very obvious drawbacks, as a subject-matter, when one comes to write about it. -Mary Augusta Ward

It was a mystery to me, how the tuning was, or the style seemed to come out of nowhere, it obviously had roots in America going way back, there was nothing like it for me I'd ever seen before. -Eric Clapton

Sometimes you could tell what it was about – it was interesting – and sometimes it was quite obvious that someone had lost it and it was on an endless loop. -Todd Rundgren

Though I am still very vulnerable to audiences – and it happens all the time – where for some reason the energy doesn't connect and, since the film is very personal, obviously I am made to feel very vulnerable by that. -Atom Egoyan

As the governor of this state, I obviously see the issue quite differently. -Gray Davis

No, writing musicals is the hardest thing in the world. And it was really funny, because I remember when the South Park movie came out, there were some critics that said, 'Well it's obvious that in order to get it to be 90 minutes they filled some time with music.' -Trey Parker

What I loved about playing the corpse is that obviously somebody else got to do the physical part. It appeals to the part of me that likes playing character parts and getting the chance to get away from my own physicality. -Helena Bonham Carter

I always have a lot of personal goals, but primarily my main goal each year is to obviously win a Super Bowl. -Michael Strahan

We do a lot of light classical programming with that, too… obviously… a lot of Tchaikovsky music, Grieg, things like that which have become less classical with classical concerts. -Skitch Henderson

I think PSP is going to be the most successful handheld entertainment device ever. What it will do in terms of the versatility, obviously you can download music to it, and you'll be able to enjoy all your great tunes on it. -Ian Jackson

If the markets had behaved badly, that would obviously add to people's sense of alarm… but there has been a lot of reassurance coming, particularly in the way the Brits handled all this. There seems to be no great fear that something like that is going to happen here. -Brit Hume

It is perfectly obvious that no one nor any single country can save the world from the horrors of tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes and winged influenza. -Richard Reeves

And there are certain things, and they are evident, obviously, without being boring about it, but I mean obviously, the two evident and easy ones being Gandhi and Cry Freedom, there are things which I do care about very much and which I would like to stand up and be counted. -Richard Attenborough

But there is no obvious reason for holding that some normal adults are entitled to make choices for other normal adults, as paternalists of both left and right believe. -Tom G. Palmer

It is obvious that different individuals require different things to live good, healthy, and virtuous lives. -Tom G. Palmer

There is some reason, obviously, that you are drawn to your material, but the way in which you explore it might come to be quite different from what you would expect. -Ann Beattie

Women are obviously much more discriminated against than men in many ways. -Ann Beattie

Well, I know I worked for Governor Rockefeller the last time he ran for his fourth term, and I obviously ran against Governor Cuomo the time he ran for his fourth term. -George Pataki

You know, you know, obviously, if my daughter's happy, you know, then I don't have any problem. -Priscilla Presley

The thing I thought about doing it was it's Comic Relief and you've got to be funny. So although I did try to sing properly it obviously has hilarious results when you can't sing. -Jo Brand

Most of the research which is done is determined by the requirement that it shall, in a fairly obvious and predictable way, reinforce the approved or fashionable theories. -Celia Green

As seismologists gained more experience from earthquake records, it became obvious that the problem could not be reduced to a single peak acceleration. In fact, a full frequency of vibrations occurs. -Charles Francis Richter

When you've been driving in the top category for 10 years, you're obviously not a kid any more. You know, I'm married now and I've got two kids. That let's you know you're getting older. -Larry Dixon

But my answer to that question would have to be, aside from the obvious, which is the people and the relationships that you garner over a long period of time but the catering. The catering. They're the best. So it's the food. -Richard Dean Anderson

Religion obviously played a role in this book and the previous book, too. -Studs Terkel

There is much modern music that is better adapted to a wind combination than to a string, although for obvious reasons originally scored for an orchestra. If in such cases the interpretation is equal to the composition the balance of a wind combination is more satisfying. -John Philip Sousa

Well, obviously I was excited by the idea that Woody Allen was going to direct it. But at the same time, the script itself and the character was really interesting. -Radha Mitchell

When they brought Roth back into the picture, obviously I didn't go along with that too well. -Sammy Hagar

It's like our relationship is always about the other side that isn't the obvious side. -Rosario Dawson

I think the themes of belonging and parentage and love are obviously universal. -Christopher Eccleston

I hadn't given much thought to the prospect of a Hugo nomination at the time it happened, but obviously once you're nominated, winning one seems a bit less far-fetched than before. -Greg Egan

The benefits of biomedical progress are obvious, clear, and powerful. The hazards are much less well appreciated. -Leon Kass

If you start using a medication in a person with autism, you should see an obvious improvement in behavior in a short period of time. If you do not see an obvious improvement, they probably should not be taking the stuff. It is that simple. -Temple Grandin

So many people say that obviously my game has changed since I arrived here and I say that it's good that it changed, otherwise it would show a lack of intelligence. -Thierry Henry

The great artist is the man who most obviously succeeds in turning his pains to advantage, in letting suffering deepens his understanding and sensibility, in growing through his pains. -Walter Kaufmann

The first one, obviously, was walking into my office at eight o'clock in the morning on Wednesday, and being told there was a telephone call saying that there was an incident at Three Mile Island, and that it had shut down and that beyond that we didn't know. -William Scranton

Because, if we understand how a building is to be produced and we find a way that it can be more simply produced, then obviously we are contributing to building better buildings more easily. -Minoru Yamasaki

I can't do everything obviously although sometimes I know that all of us wish that we could. -Minoru Yamasaki

Edible substances evoke the secretion of thick, concentrated saliva. Why? The answer, obviously, is that this enables the mass of food to pass smoothly through the tube leading from the mouth into the stomach. -Ivan Pavlov

I read a whole bunch of bits and pieces over the years, obviously from the fan magazines and the rest of the stuff, and I just wanted to give a little more insight into what's happening in my personal life. -Davy Jones

But quite honestly, personally, I was much more concerned – I mean, there's not much I can do about my appearance obviously other than spending four hours in hair and makeup. -Diane Kruger

Musicians don't respect a lot of the stuff that is on TRL and a lot of musicians think that stuff on the radio is not good musically so when musicians say that they like us it obviously feels good. -Adam Rich

It's always obvious to me when someone is looking at me with an idea of who I am and hoping that that's the person I'm going to be. No matter how subtle it is, it's there, and you want to give them who they really want. But it ain't me. -Judith Guest

I will always admit immediately to what's obvious, which is that Homo sapiens is inherently erotic or inherently sensual from birth. -Jock Sturges

I refused David Letterman's proposal of marriage for obvious reasons, but thanks for asking. -Teri Garr

If it's really so wonderful that both partners have to work to make a living to pay for their house, for health insurance, someone is obviously going to get the short end of the stick. -Eric Braeden

I discovered the Clash, the Pistols, obviously the Ramones, Blondie. -Jerry Only

My fiction has been influenced by the visual arts, though not in obvious ways, it seems to me. I don't offer tremendous amounts of visual information in my work. -Jonathan Lethem

The French had an obvious financial interest in Iraq. That's been documented. They were involved financially in Iraq and in some cases, I think with weapons of mass destruction. -Curt Weldon

Art is about expressing the true nature of the human spirit in whatever way one wishes to express it. If it is honest, it is beautiful. If it is not honest, it is obvious. -Corin Nemec

I do think the story in Halloween 5 is a bit stupid, and there's a lot more blood. They're obviously going to take the Halloween series in a different direction. -Donald Pleasence

Corn is the leading food and feed crop of the United States in geographic range of production, acreage, and quantity of product. The vital importance of a large acreage of this crop, properly cared for, therefore, is obvious. -David F. Houston

It is obvious that the greatest and most important service that is required of our agriculture under existing conditions is an enlarged production of the staple food crops. -David F. Houston

I do try to let what is obviously unintended yet naturally good stay in. -George Murray

I felt like an apostle of the obvious and people imagined that I was doing something daring. -George Weinberg

At the same time, it is obvious that clinicians in Haiti are faced with different, and, in fact, greater, challenges when attempting to treat complications of HIV disease. -Paul Farmer

The New York City Ballet is obviously speaking to a whole new generation and bringing it the same wonder and beauty that it brought previous generations. -Robert Caro

Nick and Simon had come to a natural end of their working relationship with Warren, which obviously opened the door for a reunion of the original five. -Roger Andrew Taylor

I would never play any role in anything that involves the United Nations for obvious reasons. -Kojo Annan

Bush is good at stating the obviously untrue. -Eleanor Clift

You know, you want everything you do, obviously, to be a success critically and commercially. But what you find out as you go along is that everything won't. -Lee Ann Womack

I'm fairly in control and I don't like to flirt particularly. I mean, obviously if I meet someone who I think is hot, of course I'll want to flirt with him, But in general I don't use it in day-to-day life. -Shirley Manson

This is a very important relationship we have with Russia, the relationship over the nuclear arsenal that they have obviously is important. They're a very powerful country. -Warren Christopher

We see considerable strain in Russia, and that's obviously a matter of concern to us. It's in the very strong self-interest of Russia to continue on the reform path. -Warren Christopher

I like Soderbergh, Spielberg, Lucas. There's a lot of talented guys out there obviously, and if you're a fan of films, you have to look at that stuff and learn from them. -David R. Ellis

Previously people were treated anonymously particular on a drugs situation which is obviously highly emotive. They have been treated anonymously even after the verdict had been reached. -David Gill

So I'm in quite the wrong profession obviously. -Dirk Bogarde

I thought this must be obvious to everyone else, as it seemed obvious to me; and that, if once it became apparent that we were on the edge, all the Great Powers would call a halt and recoil from the abyss. -Edward Grey

Years ago, I thought up the name Queen. It's just a name. But it's regal, obviously, and -sounds splendid. -Freddie Mercury

I joined Walt Disney, went to work, December 2nd 1935, so obviously, I'm not too young! -Marc Davis

Magazines and advertising are flogging the idea that you have to keep changing things and get something new. I think that's balls – evil. But obviously that's your livelihood. -Robin Day

When we come to images or memories or thoughts, speculation, while always closely related to practice, is more explicit, and it is in fact not immediately obvious that such processes can be described in any sense as practical. -Samuel Alexander

I had started losing weight. I mean he didn't know anything about the journey that I was on at that point obviously but from my highest weight of just over 300 pounds I lost about 45 pounds. -Star Jones

So, that notion of hypertext seemed to me immediately obvious because footnotes were already the ideas wriggling, struggling to get free, like a cat trying to get out of your arms. -Ted Nelson

It was obvious what kind of game they were playing on the set of Amityville. -Margot Kidder

I obviously prefer writing novels but I take my journalism very seriously, and I enjoy doing it between novels. It gives me an opportunity to move in the outside world. -Mordecai Richler

On several occasions President Kennedy encouraged me to take a lover, an obvious sign he also had some himself. -Pierre Salinger

The goal, I submit, is obvious: subjugating the world (which is barbarian, dangerous, envious and ungrateful) to US power for the sake of America's interests. -Breyten Breytenbach

Laying tracks gives you freedom without being too obvious. -Claude Chabrol

In art, the obvious is a sin. -Edward Dmytryk

I've obviously made a very nice amount of money. I have a very nice lifestyle. I get to do what I love. Very few actors get to do that, and even fewer are lucky enough to work steadily for 24 years. -Erika Slezak

From the point of the view of the nation's power, it was obvious that while we were fighting the Sino-Japanese war, every effort was to be made to avoid adding to our enemies and opening additional fronts. -Hideki Tojo

One thing is obvious: Our policy, which is directed at making the country ungovernable, has started to bear fruit. The process that has been initiated is irreversible. -Joe Slovo

I think no artist can claim to have any access to the truth, or an authentic version of an event. But obviously they have slightly better means at their disposal because they have their art to energize whatever it is they're trying to write about. They have music. -Thom Yorke

It is obvious, moreover, that the formation of price in capitalist society must differ from the formation of price in social conditions based upon the simple production of commodities. -Rudolf Hilferding

Let us assume that the ideal were reached; let us imagine a state of international life in which the danger of war no longer exists. Then no one would dare to demand a penny for obviously completely superfluous armaments. -Ludwig Quidde

That the state of knowledge in any country will exert a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted in it, is a principle too obvious to require investigation. -Charles Babbage

And obviously, when I started out, I had a little bit more curiosity than some, and went seeking out the original artists, or in some cases searching up country music. -Elvis Costello

I'd been to Memphis before, but we stayed out of Memphis early on in the late 70s for obvious reasons. People were very sensitive about Elvis Presley, and my stage name obviously would be provocative to some people in that area at that time. -Elvis Costello

At this level, the individual perceives the maintenance of the expectations of his family, group, or nation as valuable in its own right, regardless of immediate and obvious consequences. -Lawrence Kohlberg

Judging from the letters I've received from obviously feeble-minded persons who wish I would write another These Old Shades, it ought to sell like hot cakes. -Georgette Heyer

The press Yazoo were receiving were focused on the voice, This obviously was about trends. -Alison Moyet

It soon became obvious that we were but on the threshold of the discovery. -Howard Carter

I think the toughest part for me was when Herschelle said that he obviously looked up to his Captain, and he felt if his Captain could do it, then so could he, and that to me was when it really struck home. -Hansie Cronje

I can have incredible self-discipline. But see, I think it's obviously a form of stupidity. -John Malkovich

Well, obviously, as soon as I'd finished the script I read a lot of books on Winston Churchill, and started to gain weight and really prepare emotionally, mentally and physically for the role. -Christian Slater

Republican patience with how unionism deals with the political institutions, and with key issues like equality and human rights, will be tested because, obviously, there will be a battle a day on these matters. So lets face up to all of this with our eyes wide open. -Gerry Adams

My other Main Man is Muhamed Ali, for the obvious reasons. -Randy Castillo

Ronald has had bicycle safety and safety in the home. Yes, Ronald is McDonald's, second most recognised figure after Santa Claus, and there's an element of obviously benefiting your business. -Jim Cantalupo

I've never set out consciously to write American music. I don't know what that would be unless the obvious Appalachian folk references. -Carlisle Floyd

As for my country, I don't live there, but obviously I'm very proud to be Canadian. -Mike Weir

Now obviously the propositions of the system have reference to matters of empirical fact; if they did not, they could have no claim to be called scientific. -Talcott Parsons

There was expectations that the fights there, the operation there might be extended for several months, even for several years. But within a few weeks it ended, because obviously the Taliban wasn't a real force. -Bulent Ecevit

I think I'm a very good reader of poetry, but obviously, like everybody, I have a set of criteria for reading poems, and I'm not shy about presenting them, so if people ask for my critical response to a poem, I tell them what works and why, and what doesn't work and why. -Diane Wakoski

Asean is obviously a very important association for us. Over the past 30 years Asean has made great strides in regional cooperation covering a number of areas, although recently it has been under strain because of the financial crisis and other challenges. -Hassanal Bolkiah

And it is because a series of elements in Spanish life which operate today the same way as they did in the times of Blanco White made obvious my relationship with him, based on a similarity in Spain's condition. -Juan Goytisolo

John Glenn craved the publicity. I think even John would admit that. When he went into politics, that became pretty obvious! He knew how to do public relations. -Wally Schirra

The general fact of surplus value, namely that the workmen does not get the full value of his labours, and that he is taken advantage of by the capitalist, is obvious. -Edward Carpenter

Even such an obvious idea as to observe an animal with vertigo or to rotate an animal did not occur to him, in spite of the fact that he conducted numerous vertigo experiments with human subjects and made frequent use of animal experiments. -Robert Barany

It came to me then in a flash that obviously the temperature of the water was responsible for the nystagmus. -Robert Barany

When we violate the law ourselves, whatever short-term advantage may be gained, we are obviously encouraging others to violate the law; we thus encourage disorder and instability and thereby do incalculable damage to our own long-term interests. -J. William Fulbright

We came back right over the World Trade Center and could see, even from that altitude, the devastation, the smoke that was coming up. It was obvious it was going to be horrible. -Hugh Shelton

Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely- read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely. -Hesketh Pearson

But obviously as television began, it so undercut movies that he was trying to think of a way to combine seeing these special things, and the fact that people were just captivated by the magic box. -Bob Balaban

The obvious issue is providing clean drinking water and sanitation to every single human being on earth at the cost of little more than one year of the Kyoto treaty. -Bjorn Lomborg

And of course there's so much music in and around our family. I had a piano during Christmas because it's obviously useful through the season. There are so many people, songwriters, who are around. -Ashley Judd

Certainly after the tragedy in Neil's life, we were holding out hope for his recovery. It wasn't too promising at the time and obviously you get to the point of thinking that that is it. -Alex Lifeson

It's certainly not just a spot opinion; it's something that obviously has been building up for years. It is also very good for publicity, and it is the kind of recognition that maybe will help financially, also. -Dexter Gordon

We've had a problem finding a vocalist. We have not been lucky yet to find the one. I think the problem is that the three of us have such a pedigree of vocalist, that if we come out with someone that's not good we'll obviously be slated! -Peter Hook

I'm obviously very keen on the theater and I think it's inevitable that some of the orchestral and chamber pieces have got dramatic elements which might even suggest an unspecified dramatic plot of some kind or other, even though it's not in my mind at the time. -Peter Maxwell Davies

We were both very much the same. We were both very impulsive. We both loved life. We both loved shopping. We both had a love of clothes, obviously, because he was the designer that I kind of wore forever and ever. -Elton John

I think it's a great document of John Stevens' originality. At that time he was already much more fully formed in his conception than I was. I was sort of struggling to keep up, and sometimes it's pretty obvious. -Evan Parker

It is obvious that the RUC is no longer accepted as an impartial police force. -Jack Lynch

Now that copyrights can be just about a century long, the inability to know what is protected and what is not protected becomes a huge and obvious burden on the creative process. -Lawrence Lessig

I think it's pretty obvious to most people that Napster is not media specific, but I could see a system like Napster evolving into something that allows users to locate and retrieve different types of data other than just MP3s or audio files. -Shawn Fanning

He said this has the potential to be the first broadband killer application, and it has sort of become the truth because obviously it's so bandwidth intensive. I mean, it has been an issue. -Shawn Fanning

I always thought that the badge a cop has was more like the shield that Captain America has. It's an obvious sign of good and something you'll protect other people with, but it will also protect you. -Judd Nelson

I remember Tim telling me that he had an idea for a musical and he said to me that he was hoping that ABBA would be writing the music, which I thought was a pretty wild idea because they were obviously known very much as pop writers. -Elaine Paige

With everything it has to offer, Las Vegas is an obvious destination for tourists, as proven by the over 40 million visitors the city welcomes per year. -Jon Porter

There's a lot of history in Boston and a lot of history, obviously, in New York with all the championships. -Rafael Palmeiro

My main expertise is in the past, but if I have to extrapolate into the future, I would say: no good news any time soon and an obvious exit strategy is not apparent to me. -Juan Cole

Now that I can edit the whole thing on AVID and edit the whole thing on tape, maybe I will do the next digitally, because maybe the quality will become less obvious between tape and film. -Michael Apted

I don't use sex to sell records, obviously, but I'd be lying if I said that I don't feel like I have to make an effort to look good when I go out onstage, to wear something pretty. -Vanessa Carlton

I would be terribly disappointed if anything would get in the way of my being cast in something, or if performances were canceled. It was a fix that I obviously needed. -Trevor Nunn

When certain branches of the economy become obsolete, as in the case of the steel industry, not only do jobs disappear, which is obviously a terrible social hardship, but certain cultures also disappear. -Peter L. Berger

No I don't think it was a myth at all, anymore than what the recession that the whole country was experiencing was a myth, which obviously seems like it's going to get worse and worse. -Lester Bangs

One could not have isolated this retrovirus without knowledge of other retroviruses, that's obvious. But I believe we have answered the criteria of isolation. -Luc Montagnier

Then I obviously didn't understand what it all meant, but I do now. -Louise Brown

One girl was helped from my appearance on the show, and I swore I would not keep quiet again. When you talk about things that are embarrassing or devastating, obviously you can help people when you do. -Hunter Tylo

It was fairly obvious to anyone who studied the situation that China was dumping bedroom furniture in the U.S. to the detriment of our American workers and manufacturers to gain market access and share. -Howard Coble

At a time when we have much work to do to address our Nation's critical infrastructure, and, as I said, which is currently in dire need of upgrade and repair, this legislation is also a jobs bill and is obviously a jobs creator. -Howard Coble

So Liam and movies are obviously big passions, and I read and write. -Faye Dunaway

Nobody wants you to stop, obviously because you're a moneymaking machine. But you have to make the decision and you have to move forward. So I took time off to have babies and do all that. -Donna Summer

I bring other constituencies – I also have ties to minority communities. And obviously, to the world of world-class research universities. So I can bring some constituencies that I'm used to working with. -Donna Shalala

And then of course, obviously as far as issues such as global warming, something has to be done on the corporate side, there has to be some mandate or some legislation. -Daryl Hannah

Life it is not just a series of calculations and a sum total of statistics, it's about experience, it's about participation, it is something more complex and more interesting than what is obvious. -Daniel Libeskind

Just like Tim Robbins is very political – and obviously, Arnold Schwarzenegger must be – I want to be able to have this public personality that's considered authoritative. -Christy Romano

That Sid Vicious was obviously a schizophrenic, kind of a mean one too. -Captain Beefheart

I mean, I haven't been completely lacking in some enjoyment of Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly. But I just didn't pay attention to that period of music, obviously. -Warren Zevon

The only positive finding which could be drawn from the first series, was the conclusion that the relationships obviously had a more complicated lay-out than had been thought, for the effects were so varied that no obedience to any law could be discovered. -Walter Rudolf Hess

Because when you have millions of people with this kind of need for gratification, and the culture is saying that it's possible for everyone to satisfy all of their needs and desires all of the time, there are obviously going to be clashes – clashes of ego. -Taylor Hackford

As I learn more and more about the six-year extension of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, it's obvious to me that NFL owners understood that they were going to get a new deal done at all costs. -Ron Jaworski

You want to do something that shows some type individuality and talent and imagination – at the same time, you want to be truthful to the predecessors, because obviously the audience liked something about them and you have to replicate that experience to a certain extent. -Renny Harlin

I've continued to always keep in mind having a healthy does of that in Hollywood, now that I am part of the system and obviously have to follow the way the system works – you still have to have that crazy determination. -Renny Harlin

You always try to work for your audience, to entertain them, but that being said, obviously, within the studio system you feel the sense of responsibility to the bank. -Phillip Noyce

And, I think, as a kid, I had a strong motivation to do something of my life. And, I think that's the strongest motivation I really got. And, that came obviously from my parents and my grandparents. -Philippe Perrin

Second, there are two problems with respect to mobile homes in particular. One is we obviously don't want to put them in a flood plain, because if there's another flood, you're going to lose the mobile home. -Michael Chertoff

I love comic book movies, and Marvel Comics obviously are the best. -Maria Menounos

But Racine's extraordinary powers as a writer become still more obvious when we consider that besides being a great poet he is also a great psychologist. -Lytton Strachey

The fact that Stravinsky used the classics as a major influence is obvious. What is interesting is how he used them, how he turned Bach into Stravinsky. -Lukas Foss

It is obvious that anything a scientist discovers or invents is based on previous discoveries and inventions. The same applies to the arts. -Lukas Foss

Lennon was very helpful. What he taught me seems completely obvious: he expected people to treat each other well. -Annie Leibovitz

I hate to say it but I think it has become very obvious that our system for devising trade agreements, so very important to this country's functioning around the world, has not only broken, but it has broken completely. -Xavier Becerra

I teach at USC, and it's obvious to anyone who teaches college students that they don't cover much modern history and certainly not the modern presidency. -Robert Scheer

When you have a Senate that is 50 Democrats and 49 Republicans and one independent, it's quite obvious that the only way we are going to get something done is if we work together. -John Breaux

My father could have been deported because on his immigration application he said that he was a printer, obviously because he didn't want them to be checking his writings. -Joe Eszterhas

It became obvious in 1957 that I was endangering my health by carrying so much weight. -Kate Smith

Because obviously the whole purpose of putting records out is purely and simply to make money. -Mel Torme

At boarding school you had to wear your name across your chest and your back, and obviously I had a pretty funny name. It wasn't Brown or Smith or Hughes. -Diane Cilento

I obviously have a lot of love and affection for the people of Hamilton from playing there for so long. -Darren Flutie

As a German citizen, as a German professor, and as a political person, I hold it to be not only my right but also my moral duty to take part in the shaping of our German destiny, to expose and oppose obvious wrongs. -Kurt Huber

The music of language became extremely important to me, and obvious to me. By the time I was seven I was writing myself. I was a poet. -June Jordan

Just because something has tubes doesn't mean it's the best. I mean, tubes are obviously good, but the circuit of this thing is designed well and it sounds good. -Dweezil Zappa

It's obvious that if you're going to play a character you need to amass information about that person and about their environment or their era that they're in and use as little or as much as necessary. -Cillian Murphy

I feel a little schizophrenic because my life is so totally different from here, obviously. And the French values are so different from American values. -Adrian Lyne

So with the end of the Cold War, it became increasingly obvious that there was no basis upon which any decision was being made, not in the White House, and certainly because of that, not in the Congress. -Malcolm Wallop

Movies, obviously, are a little more lucrative. The initial paycheck is better. -Carlos Alazraqui

While there are no easy solutions to this problem, the Deficit Reduction Act gets us started in the right direction by beginning with the most obvious, commonsense reforms to save taxpayer dollars. -Jim Ryun

Nobody understood better than Mr. Lincoln the obvious truth that in politics it does not suffice merely to nominate candidates. Something must also be done to elect them. -John George Nicolay

I was working with Bill Graham management at the time and it was obvious to everyone concerned that albums like Open Fire, while they were good for me creatively, were not going to be commercially successful. -Ronnie Montrose

No, no, it is obvious that the ECU should act as a close alliance for the benefit of chess. -Anatoly Karpov

We love Cyclops and as you know, we love James. It's a great team and we'll continue the team, obviously. -Avi Arad

I also tried to avoid doing obvious dance records. -Boy George

Well family is obviously the most important. There was a time when I thought football was the most important. -Brett Favre

Well I would say that we're regular people first of all and we're normal and it's obvious by some of the things that have happened just because our name is famous we're not immune to tragedy. -Brett Favre

There's obviously some validity to it. But I think it also points out that you obviously can do it on your own because people have been doing it long before they had the stuff. -Frank Shorter

I mean, you have to be able – you have to have made the commitment within yourself to do whatever it takes to get the job done and to try to inspire other people to do it, because obviously the first rule is you can't do it by yourself. -James Cameron

I always believe that most people could do it. I mean obviously I didn't just sit and stand. I used to love cradling the gun and just posing with the hand cocked ready to fire the gun, and the costume helped a great deal. -Jeremy Bulloch

Def Leppard is obviously a different band that we are, but the music work well tighter. And the audiences seem work well together too. We are opening, but we're having a good time. -Joan Jett

Without sounding too pretentious, I was sort of a slave to the narrative. When the narrative cracks in, I have to go where it takes me. I had to go to the Bohemian Grove. It was the obvious end to the book. -Jon Ronson

Well, I don't think prisons are the answer to everything, obviously. -Judge Mills Lane

I certainly know that this relationship could not have continued the way it did, when I was at the Pentagon and the president was obviously at the White House, without Betty. -Monica Lewinsky

It is quite true – in fact, obvious on the surface – that the vast majority of dramatic shows and comedies, as well, advocate a liberal and humanistic and relativistic lifestyle and concept. -Pat Boone

So obviously, any religion embodies some form of rules and expectations for behavior, and even sometimes consequences, and they don't want to hear any of that. -Pat Boone

People are naming it the Third Wave, the Information Age, etc. but I would say those are basically technological descriptions, and this next shift is not about technology – although obviously it will be influenced and in some cases expressed by technologies. -Paul Hawken

I hope to read a Harry Potter novel soon, to see what it's all about. I admit to being annoyed that many good light fantasy writers have had trouble getting published, in England and elsewhere, when it is obvious the readers were waiting for us all along. -Piers Anthony

Nobody sees the obvious, nobody observes the ordinary. There are more miracles in a square yard of earth than in all the fables of the Church. -Robert Anton Wilson

I felt that I did have the crowd behind me. That obviously helps a lot. -Stefan Edberg

If you serve well, your volleys are going to be so much easier. It has got to do with confidence, obviously. -Stefan Edberg

On the other hand, chess is a mass sport now and for chess organisers shorter time control is obviously more attractive. But I think that this control does not suit World Championship matches. -Boris Spassky

It's nice to know about something as soon as it happens, and obviously a newspaper can't provide that. -Tabitha Soren

I never felt that the naming issue was all that important, but I was obviously wrong, judging by how many people felt. I tell people to call it just plain Linux and nothing more. -Linus Torvalds

Sometimes I read a script and it's obvious from early on that it's one where the suspension of disbelief has to develop strongly from page one. Some are more reality-based. -Gillian Anderson

If you put yourself in a group of people you cannot work with it's obviously going to be a disaster. -David Cronenberg

But actually just yesterday we raised the key of one of my songs two steps up, so my voice is obviously responding. It's a muscle, and the more you use it, the more you use it right, the more you should get out of it. So yes, I sing. -Harvey Fierstein

You know, I always got offered other stuff. Not the romantic leads, obviously. But very often it's a role that's underwritten, where the character has no personality at all. And they need a character actor who can fill it in. -Harvey Fierstein

It means a lot to be back in New York. Particularly since one of the last senior event scheduled in the States was supposed to be here in New York. We were supposed to play in Central Park right after 9-11 and when 9-11 happened obviously things changed. -John McEnroe

Well, a lot of politics is communicating with people, and obviously comedy has something to do with that. I've been a producer and led people. Also, being a comedian, you're under pressure. -Al Franken

Ernest Hemingway did a great deal toward making the writer an acceptable public figure; obviously, he was no sissy. -Irwin Shaw

Well, you know, Pudge Rodriguez, obviously is as good as it gets. -Johnny Bench

Obviously it's my second senior event, and I'm tired obviously coming back from the British Open, from surgery, which was priority No. 1, did that successfully, and each week since the British Open I've felt in pretty good control of my golf game. -Greg Norman

So my game is solid. So that obviously makes me feel confident, that like anybody else in this field, you name them, I feel like I've got the ability to win the golf tournament just as much as they have, and that's the way I'm going to take it. -Greg Norman

Yeah, I had gay friends. The first thing I realized was that everybody's different, and it becomes obvious that all of the gay stereotypes are ridiculous. -Bruce Springsteen

And obviously, from our own personal point of view, the principal challenge is a personal challenge. -Richard Branson

But I enjoyed getting sick, I didn't mind it at all. So in that short amount of time, I did actually go from 121 right back up to 180, which is way too fast obviously. And that resulted in some doctors visits to get things sorted out. -Christian Bale

Then I came up with this crazy idea just to walk out on the stage with no band at all and just start singing whatever came to mind. I actually fought the idea for a while because it seemed almost too radical, but it became obvious what I was supposed to be doing. -Bobby McFerrin

What can I do, I asked myself, that is so spectacular that no one will be able to say he had seen it before? The answer was perfectly obvious. I would send a midget up to bat. -Bill Veeck

Republicans are not going to play I-told-you-so, but it is pretty obvious that the tax reductions passed in 2003 helped Americans dig out of a recession and get back to work. -Marsha Blackburn

Ulysses, obviously. It was an elaborate prank, and our supposed intellectual elite continue to fall for it. -Orson Scott Card

I wrote the first book, Harvest of Stars, and as I was writing it, I saw that certain implications had barely been touched on… It's perfectly obvious that two completely revolutionary things are going on, with cybernetics, and biological science. -Poul Anderson

I married him for a green card. We had a really great, caring relationship; it just obviously wasn't right for me. -Portia de Rossi

It is obvious that taking the country from a state of war to being a lawful state won't be easy. -Ahmed Ben Bella

The Phil Spector that I would meet has always been a nice, quiet, little guy who's very serious about his work; obviously you can tell that because each and everything he's ever done has always been charted. -Ben E. King

There are obviously legal restrictions on what you can do on TV in the States, as there are everywhere. -Dave Rowntree

Digital has obviously changed things a lot, but not all for the better as far as I'm concerned. Of course it's much more convenient and you're getting instant results, but to me it just lacks the finesse of a roll of film and it has a slightly superimposed feel. -Graeme Le Saux

I wanted to write songs which I think is a different thing. I wanted to write music that is informed by folk music. The chord progressions are obvious references. -Joanna Newsom

The rule which should guide us in such cases is simple and obvious enough: that the aggregate testimony of our neighbours is subject to the same conditions as the testimony of any one of them. -William Kingdon Clifford

During the mission, Walter Jones, a team member was given a package containing bone fragments by a Lao. The source said they were from a crash site. He presented photographs showing himself in company with others digging around obvious aircraft debris. -Bo Gritz

With 3 percent of the world's resources and 25 percent of the world's demand, it is pretty obvious this country cannot drill its way to energy security. -Lois Capps

It is obvious that putting the Arab-Israeli dispute on a resolution track would be an important element of overcoming the confidence problem in the region. -Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Whether the story reflects the facts is obviously a different matter. -Ken Starr

It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious. -Alfred North Whitehead

It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. -Alfred North Whitehead

Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning. -Henry Miller

A genius knows how to make himself easily understood without being obvious about it. -Jean Anouilh

Don't be too clever for an audience. Make it obvious. Make the subtleties obvious also. -Billy Wilder

It seems to me that at this time we need education in the obvious more than investigation of the obscure. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Having seen war, you obviously learned to hate war. -Mark Hatfield

Thus, we see that one of the obvious origins of human disagreement lies in the use of noises for words. -Alfred Korzybski

Your battles inspired me – not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead. -James Joyce

When Peter Gabriel left, we obviously lost a very strong stage performer. Phil hasn't replaced him; Phil's done a different thing. -Mike Rutherford

I was just watching baby videos of me and I was obviously an exhibitionist. -Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The idea that seeing life means going from place to place and doing a great variety of obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds. -Charles Horton Cooley

Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them. -William Inge

The dangers of a concentration of all power in the general government of a confederacy so vast as ours are too obvious to be disregarded. -Franklin Pierce

If we are to fulfill the promise of this great Nation that everybody in our society has equal access to the law, obviously having the resources to have access to the law is extremely important. -Alan Mollohan

Ummm… well, the only thing I want to do is stuff with people who care about what they're doing, which sounds obvious, but it's really not. -Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Women have had the vote for over forty years and their organizations lobby in Washington for all sorts of causes; why, why, why don't they take up their own causes and obvious needs? -Dorothy Thompson

If we think about the obvious long enough, it dissolves. -Mason Cooley

To balance China, the democracies will need new friends – and India with its fast-growing economy, youthful population, and democratic politics seems the obvious candidate. -David Frum

There is perhaps no more obvious vanity than to write of it so vainly. -Michel de Montaigne

Coldplay fans are the best in the world. If you like Coldplay then you're obviously very intelligent and good looking and all-around brilliant. -Chris Martin

But you've got to have money for comfort, which obviously doesn't matter as much when you're young, but even so. I always like to bloody eat well and be warm. Have a drink when I want it. -Jeffrey Bernard

In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace. -Wangari Maathai

I really fancy Harrison Ford. I've got to say I think he's really divine. He's, like, an older man, I guess, although he's not really that old, obviously. I don't want to offend him. -Minnie Driver

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. -Arthur Conan Doyle

It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind. -T. S. Eliot

All women are wonders because they reduce all men to the obvious. -Daniel Mainwaring

If a foreign country doesn't look like a middle-class suburb of Dallas or Detroit, then obviously the natives must be dangerous as well as badly dressed. -Lewis H. Lapham

A process which led from the amoeba to man appeared to the philosophers to be obviously a progress though whether the amoeba would agree with this opinion is not known. -Bertrand Russell

It seems to be a law of nature that no man, unless he has some obvious physical deformity, ever is loth to sit for his portrait. -Max Beerbohm

A man's character never changes radically from youth to old age. What happens is that circumstances bring out characteristics which have not been obvious to the superficial observer. -Hesketh Pearson

They criticize me for harping on the obvious; if all the folks in the United States would do the few simple things they know they ought to do, most of our big problems would take care of themselves. -Calvin Coolidge

Speakers are not supposed to waste time on platitudes, but the capacity of this generation for ignoring the obvious and concentrating on the negative and the obscure is immense. -Arthur Hays Sulzberger

Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious. -Charles Baudelaire

If you know somebody is going to be awfully annoyed by something you write, that's obviously very satisfying, and if they howl with rage or cry, that's honey. -A. N. Wilson

The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle; it suggests the idea of one. -Jean de la Bruyere

I do have a family, and obviously I spend as much time as I can with them. Though even when I'm with my family, my mind tends to drift toward baseball. -Bill James

You always love playing in finals at any tournament. The grand slams and stuff like that are obviously the priorities but any titles go on your record. -Lleyton Hewitt

In my day, the players used to work their socks off. It's all changed now, obviously. -Gordon Smith

If words are not things, or maps are not the actual territory, then, obviously, the only possible link between the objective world and the linguistic world is found in structure, and structure alone. -Alfred Korzybski

It is very difficult for people to believe the simple fact that every persecutor was once a victim. Yet it should be very obvious that someone who was allowed to feel free and strong from childhood does not have the need to humiliate another person. -Alice Miller

I write my own quotes. Except this one. I obviously stole this from somebody really clever. -Brian Celio

Reproductive choice has to be straightened out. There will never be a woman of means without choice anymore. That just seems to me so obvious. The states that changed their abortion laws before Roe are not going to change back. So we have a policy that only affects poor women, and it can never be otherwise. -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Because if you don't have a great workforce, a great higher education system, you're not going to have the next eBay, the next AmGen, the next, you know, Miasole, and not only California but America is going to fall behind a whole new competitive context which is obviously China, India, and other countries. -Meg Whitman

I think I enjoy working obviously as a lead, but also you know I feel I'm also a character actor as well, so I enjoy approaching various projects in all sort of capacities. Any film I have been able to do I feel very fortunate to have been a part of. -Chiwetel Ejiofor

It's my mother's engagement ring so I thought it was quite nice because obviously she's not going to be around to share any of the fun and excitement of it all – this was my way of keeping her close to it all. -Prince William

We'll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids. But obviously we want a family so we'll have to start thinking about that. -Prince William

But obviously, we're looking for all good ideas to help deal with our long-term debt problem. This is something that is going to affect our economy. It affects our kids. And we need to deal with it. -David Axelrod

The truth is that as we move forward, if one side says we can't raise any taxes on anybody or any interest, and the other side says we can't cut anything, we're obviously not going to make progress on this. And our interest is in making progress on this. -David Axelrod

I support mosques, obviously. We need churches, temples, mosques. Whatever people use to speak with their god or to receive spiritual inspiration is good for the country. But the symbolism of it at ground zero, within two blocks or three blocks, I believe is wrong. -Peter T. King

I was, like, a total cliched '80s child. I had Barbies, obviously, as well as My Little Ponies and Cabbage Patch Kids, but I used to destroy them. I used to draw all over their faces and cut off their hair. -Natalie Portman

But I remember the moment when my father died. I wasn't a very committed Catholic beforehand, but when that happened it suddenly all felt so obvious: I now believe religion is our attempt to find an explanation, for us to feel more protected. -Javier Bardem

I'm not Tom Cruise. Very few British actors are. If you look at the body of work I've done it's pretty obvious I'm not going to make a 'Mission: Impossible.' -Jude Law

But the debt limit obviously is something that needs to and will be passed. That is not inconsistent with a process and a belief that we have to get significant deficit reduction. -David Plouffe

Look, I think the worst case scenario is obvious. I think first of all it doesn't work for very long. It's an unstable government that raises taxes and destroys the image we're building for Canada as a strong place to invest. -Stephen Harper

After you do a joke a few times, you have material that you know works. Although sometimes I have a joke that has worked a bunch of times and then one night it'll flop. And that's when I really take a hard look at myself and say: 'Well, that crowd is obviously wrong. That crowd has absolutely no idea what it's talking about.' -Aziz Ansari

Lifting weights is obviously important, because you want to be strong and fast and all of that, but it's not one of those things you gotta go and try to bench as much as you can every day. A bench press isn't going to help you throw a 15-yard out or a deep comeback. It's not about that. It's about training right. -Mark Sanchez

It's an unfortunate situation. After such a great play I felt like I got hit late, no flag, broke my hand. That's it. That's pretty much been the story for the past three weeks, and obviously at some point something catastrophic was going to happen, and I broke my hand. -Michael Vick

Now, the president would like to do tax reform, which would obviously lower rates for most people in America and make the tax code fair and get rid of loopholes and special treatment. But absent tax reform, the president believes the right way to get our fiscal house in order is ask the wealthy to pay their fair share. -David Plouffe

I said, yet again, for Germany, Europe is not only indispensable, it is part and parcel of our identity. We've always said German unity, European unity and integration, that's two parts of one and the same coin. But we want, obviously, to boost our competitiveness. -Angela Merkel

The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries. -Barack Obama

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things. -Steve Jobs

Being rich is a good thing. Not just in the obvious sense of benefitting you and your family, but in the broader sense. Profits are not a zero sum game. The more you make, the more of a financial impact you can have. -Mark Cuban

I obviously have a knack for getting on paper what a lot of people have thought and didn't realize they thought. And they say, 'Hey, yeah!' And they like that. -Andy Rooney

I don't like lyrics that are just thrown together, that were obviously written as you went along, or the song was already written and the guy made up the lyrics in five minutes. -Neil Peart

I regard myself as an actress but, obviously, not in the Dame Judi Dench league. That isn't a problem because I don't think we are ever likely to be up for the same part! -Kelly Brook

I used to look back at pictures and cringe but actually I'm quite proud that I've had fun with fashion and don't always look perfect. The only regret I have is when I look at something I wore when I was very young and it obviously looks like it belonged to someone else. -Emma Watson

I take office during the most difficult moment in the country's recent history. The country can be saved – it's up to us. I think it is obvious for those who support this government to undertake the commitment and ensure that our country's euro membership is not endangered. -Lucas Papademos

In Canada you grow up – we're next to the United States. We're watching whatever you're watching. We're following your news. It's obvious that we are inundated with American cultural information and political information. Whereas the opposite is not true. -Rick Mercer

I obviously take a lot of pride in what I do on the football field, because that has the ability to influence a lot of people. That puts smiles on people's faces. That gives people a pep in their step on Monday morning when they go back to work. -Drew Brees

I grew up in Texas, obviously a huge football state. -Drew Brees

I thought 'The Artist' was a perfect way to find a good balance. The artistic challenge is obvious because the film is black-and-white and its silent, but I did my best to make the movie accessible and easy to watch. I really don't want to make elitist movies. I really try hard to work for the audience. Audiences are smart. They get everything. -Michel Hazanavicius

And people are always saying he deceptively quick, deceptively athletic, and I don't know if that's just because I'm Asian or what it is, but obviously there's going to be stereotypes that you have to fight. -Jeremy Lin

It's obviously nerve-wracking, because I don't know the ropes really, William is obviously used to it, but I'm willing to learn quickly and work hard. -Kate Middleton

They're still working on the script – they've got to get that nailed down and they want the first movie to come out obviously, not get too ahead of themselves. But yeah, it's looking good. I love the second book a lot as well, so kind of diving into that is awesome. -Josh Hutcherson

Wes Craven is obviously a horror film icon so I was definitely very interested in bringing something back to life that Wes had created. -Aaron Stanford

I watch what I eat obviously. I'm not a regular gym-goer but I'm conscious of it. -Elisha Cuthbert

The nativism behind the push to repeal or amend the Fourteenth is ugly and obvious. -Eric Liu

There are obviously peaks and valleys in everyone's career. This business can be a roller-coaster ride, and it's really hard to stay on top all the time. Very few people do. -Chris O'Donnell

My older siblings and I all work in 'the industry'. So obviously we have hectic schedules, but we make it work. -Lily Collins

The deeper you get into the playoffs, obviously the better the opponent is. Which means they'll be better defensively, they'll rebound better, they don't turn the ball over. -Eric Snow

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

You never know until a song comes out and becomes what it becomes, obviously you can't predict how the masses will react. -Nelly

I think when you've played at the level that I've played, anything outside the top 10 in certain aspects is just a number, unless you're obviously trying to get into tournaments and stuff. -Michael Chang

I remember one of my last shows, the Final Jeopardy! clue was something like 'These two boys' names are top 10 boys' names in the U.S., they both end with the same letter, and they're both names of Jesus' apostles.' Now, obviously that's not a knowable fact. -Ken Jennings

Guys are much more obvious than they think they are. -Katherine Heigl

I've had cats all my life and obviously loved them, but the litter box, and the having to always get a house sitter, they're just too – they're too rigid. Cats are too needy somehow. -Martha Plimpton

Depending on the season, between 20 and 30 percent of my collections contain some sort of eco or sustainable element, whether it's a beautiful organic fabric or a natural dye. And obviously I don't use animal skins or fur of any kind. -Stella McCartney

While legislation obviously is political, we now have allowed regulation to become politicized, which we believe will likely lead to some bad outcomes. -Jamie Dimon

JP Morgan always has higher capital liquidity, that is partially to make up for mistakes and problems and obviously it's a tough economy. We support an oversight committee, we supported some of the compensation, new compensation rules, though we already follow most of them. We support a lot of it. -Jamie Dimon

I think that a lot of players and a lot of teams don't think of contact lenses as being a part of that essential gear but it truly is. You want every competitive advantage you can find and obviously having great vision is one of those advantages. -Heather O'Reilly

I think in terms of me shying away from modelling, I would like to clarify in some way that I was taking a break from many things in my life and obviously what people in the public see is that I'm pulling away from what is more public. -Gemma Ward

I think musicians oftentimes have the right skill set to be good actors. And with Rihanna, I noticed her and knew of her obviously, and was very taken with her charisma and her confidence. -Peter Berg

What first caught my eye about Rihanna was an interview she did with Diane Sawyer after the Chris Brown incident, where she was very articulate, very poised, obviously a smart girl who talked about a very traumatic experience. -Peter Berg

I have two sisters and a mother, obviously, so I grew up with a household of girls. Maybe I have a greater respect for women because of it. -Hayden Christensen

I don't care if you're Republican or a Democrat or a Liberal, getting crucified for the way you think or believe, obviously if it's not hurting anyone, it's just Un-American. -Angie Harmon

I obviously have a great love and appreciation of jewelry, thanks to my mother, much to the dismay of both my father and my boyfriends. -Ivanka Trump

I'm more like my father, personality-wise. But my mom and I get alone really well – obviously, because my mom and my dad get along so well. -Jenna Bush

Tennis is my life, obviously; I need to focus, I need to win. But it's not the only thing. I'm not going to play forever. -Novak Djokovic

Imitation is obviously a great form of flattery. -Peyton Manning

I've said things and meant them, but I'm obviously a very confused person who has no idea how they feel about things. -Sienna Miller

I felt like I was living in some sort of video game and people pre-empting every move I made, obviously as a result of accessing my private information. -Sienna Miller

Having children is life-changing, to state the obvious. It's a gigantic shift in your life and I welcomed it. -Thandie Newton

I love Motown, but I've obviously always been more of a Memphis soul fan. If it's Stax or Motown, I go Stax. -Justin Townes Earle

You know, sometimes the little victories that I have throughout the season are not necessarily obvious on the track. Maybe they're another aspect of what I'm doing, winning little victories here and there to get everything in line to be able to perform from top to bottom on race day. -Danica Patrick

I've never asked for special treatment along the way. And I'm never going to hide the fact that I'm a girl, ever. That's obvious, isn't it? -Danica Patrick

I think there's a lot of deep-rooted history in England with racing. Lots of Formula One teams are based there. Formula One is obviously a huge sport over in England and Europe. -Danica Patrick

I know about investment. It's really obvious – you buy property, let it sit for a couple of years and then sell it and reinvest. -Mel B

The thing with Bill Shatner is he brings something unique to everything he does. He's not the obvious choice for anything, but he always brings something special to it. -Justin Halpern

I would obviously like to have been arriving in Valencia with the title still up for grabs, let's not kid ourselves, but even though Valentino has won, the season is not over for me. -Sete Gibernau

Multiple Sclerosis is obviously close to my heart and I'm determined to make a difference in the lives of people who suffer from the disease by raising the profile of MS, as well as raising funds for advocacy and research. -Ann Romney

I just always expect the best because I'm a competitor and if I'm competing, then obviously I'm trying to be better in everything. -Lil Wayne

There's a lot of times that both myself and my brother wish, obviously, that we were just completely normal. -Prince Harry

Conversations with my mother, father, my grandparents, as I've grown up have obviously driven me towards wanting to try and make a difference as much as possible. -Prince Harry

I think I think in the moment. So when I'm in character, I'm in character, and I'm obviously thinking about what's going on around me, but it's easier to do stuff when you're in character. -Sacha Baron Cohen

I've played some gangster roles, but that's obviously not me. When you're an Italian-American New York actor, it's just an easy way to get cast. -Michael Imperioli

You're obviously conscious of being brash or big-headed but I always knew I was going to be a footballer when I was seven or eight. I didn't just think I wanted to be one, I knew I was going to be one. Nothing ever surprised me really. -Michael Owen

I was proper, proper fast at one point, and obviously I'm not now, so I've lost certain things, but when I was that fast I didn't need to do certain other things in a game. It was such a potent weapon. -Michael Owen

So to compare the Beatles, obviously the Beatles are the Beatles, but in hip-hop terms, Tribe is the Beatles. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five are the Beatles. Big Daddy Kane is Jimi Hendrix. It means that much to people that grew up with it. -Michael Rapaport

Well, obviously I'm not Mark Wahlberg – I have much better abs and I look much better in a pair of Calvin Kleins but when I saw Mark Wahlberg interacting with the world, I realised that his stardom was sort of a result of the movies he had done and the publicity that he had got and the work that he did. -Adrian Grenier

Bin Laden comes out of a business background – he studied public administration and economics at university, and he worked for his family company, which was obviously a rather successful enterprise. -Peter Bergen

I really think that there was a great advantage in many ways to being a woman. I think we are a lot better at personal relationships, and then have the capability obviously of telling it like it is when it's necessary. -Madeleine Albright

Jewelry and pins have been worn throughout history as symbols of power, sending messages. Interestingly enough, it was mostly men who wore the jewelry in various times, and obviously crowns were part of signals that were being sent throughout history by people of rank. -Madeleine Albright

All I want to know is that I can keep this house for the rest of my days and I want to make good music… and have the odd sports car in the garage, obviously! -Jay Kay

I mean, the country was founded on free enterprise. There's good things about it, and there's obviously bad things about it. -Joan Cusack

I now find magic in the mundane. I'm also more creative – better able to look beyond the obvious and come up with new story angles. -Deborah Norville

It makes me feel kind of weird, but obviously the Man Upstairs gave me something and it touches people, and I'm just so blessed. -Eddie Van Halen

My career was obviously cut shorter than I wanted it to be. -Eliot Spitzer

It's obvious you shouldn't steal, kill or be cruel. -Frank Black

Honestly, I just think we all have special gifts, everyone. You know, obviously, some are more noticeable than others and that's why there's the limelight. Everybody's in it. -Kelly Clarkson

I still watch 'Idol,' and it's still the No. 1 show, so obviously I'm not the only one who loves to sit at home and be entertained. -Kelly Clarkson

In terms of work, obviously acting is such a job that is very in the flesh kind of thing. It's your work, but it's your life, in a way. You can get so mixed up. -Gael Garcia Bernal

The journalists have obviously failed to capture my innate magnetism, humour and charisma, and they all need to be fired from their newspapers right away. -Alexei Sayle

I'm obviously an American citizen. My parents are American citizens. But I'm not looked at as an American. -Ana Castillo

People would react to books by authors like James and Austen almost on a gut level. I think it was not so much the message, because the best authors do not have obvious messages. These authors were disturbing to my students because of their perspectives on life. -Azar Nafisi

I always just wanted to be the singer or the bass player in the band. I'd love to have a band, where I was obviously the singer, but where it wasn't me, it wasn't my name. -Bryan Adams

When your results are good, you are obviously going to have a lot of press. And when you start to falter a little bit, you are going to have some criticism, and there is nothing abnormal in that. -Carlos Ghosn

I grew up in a household where reading was encouraged. My mother believed in the power of words, and my father obviously did too. -Caroline Kennedy

The visceral experience of seeing a movie in three dimensions, coming at you in the theater, is obviously here to stay, because it is a unique experience. I think that kind of format is only appropriate for some genres, but I'm all for it. -Cary Elwes

There's theater in life, obviously, and there's life in theater. -Charlie Kaufman

Obviously, I have been a pro-choice candidate for my entire political career, and obviously there is controversy always surrounding this issue. -Claire McCaskill

If you're playing the a historical character that's in the public consciousness, then obviously you've got to make an effort to look like that person and there's a huge amount of historical record there that you have to kind of comply to. -Colm Meaney

I love watching the Bond movies obviously and I grew up reading the books as a kid. I've always loved them because of that. -Danny Boyle

With the sugar market hysteria, the people are obviously worried and expect higher inflation. When this hysteria subsides, which we're probably observing, then I hope that people will also get less worried about the future of inflation. -Marek Belka

I'm changing lineups obviously to give everybody their best opportunity to show what they can do. Just giving everybody their fair chance to assess that properly. -Michael Cooper

Race and sexual preferences are two different things. One is a behavior-related and preference-related and one is something inherently – skin color, something obvious, that kind of stuff. -James Lankford

Am I allowed to call myself working-class now? Because obviously I'm now very rich. -Paul Merton

Everybody's life has these moments, where one thing leads to another. Some are big and obvious and some are small and seemingly insignificant. -Peter Jackson

When Edward Gibbon was writing about the fall of the Roman Empire in the late 18th century, he could argue that transportation hadn't changed since ancient times. An imperial messenger on the Roman roads could get from Rome to London even faster in A.D. 100 than in 1750. But by 1850, and even more obviously today, all of that has changed. -Walter Russell Mead

I was actually pretty shy in school. My defense mechanism was to be the class clown. I remember getting into a lot of trouble for being disruptive, and I was brought in front of the headteacher, who said: 'What's going to happen to you; what are you going to do when you grow up?' and I said: 'Well, I'm obviously going to be a comedian.' -Adam Clayton

When I look at designer books I am sometimes puzzled why they don't share their inspiration, when it's obvious somebody had such great inspiration. -Anna Sui

When you're thrust into litigation, you obviously have to make sure you're prepared to deal with that. -Roger Goodell

I think belief is like having the first Microsoft Windows – it's so rudimentary, in the human brainwork, it's so obviously a sham. -Rupert Everett

Bowie's obviously my biggest influence. -Scott Weiland

In orthodox film-making, you never shoot sequentially – but with improv, obviously every move you make has a knock-on effect; it is a cumulative process. I have improvised, on the non-scripted 'Timecode.' It can become entirely indulgent: actors smashing crockery and competing verbally. -Saffron Burrows

No one really knows what I'm really like, and you won't unless you spend a day with me, or if you're my friend. No one ever knows what anyone is really like. Read all the interviews you want on them, it's just the media talking and you can't really get to know someone that way, obviously. -Avril Lavigne

People buy a game because they like the game and they want to play the game. And there are certain characters in games that people like, obviously. I don't know if a certain character's voice or lack of a certain character's voice can cause somebody to buy or not buy a game. -Michael Gough

And obviously, with hindsight now, now knowing what went on in the company, it would have been absolutely appropriate back then for us to have the chief executive of the company, most senior person in the United Kingdom, come and answer for the policy they were pursuing. And we ducked that, and frankly that's a failure of Parliament. -Tom A. Watson

I have to say obviously it is not illegal for people to go to dinner and to socialise and take hospitality off members of the media organisations, but it was the scale and the timing and the frequency of contact that I thought was shocking. -Tom A. Watson

We obviously would like to get unemployment as low as we possibly can. -Jack Lew

When new cooks come to work for me, they obviously make mistakes at the beginning or there's some messiness to the presentation. What I always say to them is: 'If you were cooking this for your mother or your girlfriend, would you make those mistakes?' -Joel Robuchon

My concern about Barack Obama is he ran a campaign in 2008 where he said we're going to bring people together and solve big problems. And he specifically talked about the need to reach across the aisle and deal with issues like the economy, which was obviously the top issue in 2008. It has not happened. -Rob Portman

The obvious objective of video games is to entertain people by surprising them with new experiences. -Shigeru Miyamoto

Making the solution seem so completely inevitable and obvious, so uncontrived and natural – it's so hard! -Jonathan Ive

One of the things I like about the computer that I use is that I can write a program on it or I can download a program on to it and run it. That's kind of important to me, and that's also kind of important to the whole future of the internet… obviously a closed platform is a serious brake on innovation. -Tim Berners-Lee

Not everybody agrees on what's funny, obviously. -Tim Meadows

There are a lot of famous comedians from Liverpool, then obviously the Beatles, and the football club. That's what people in Liverpool are passionate about. -Ian Rush

I think that three-act fundamentalism in film culture is a problem sometimes, because it's almost too obvious, or it's too expected. And it's not the only way to fill two hours, or to phrase things, or to order thoughts, or order ideas. -Jane Campion

I gave guitar lessons. I tried to join bands. My mom always said it was obvious that nothing was going to stop me. -Janis Ian

I'd been thinking I'd have to learn how to play really well, but obviously the message of punk was that you just learn three chords in a week and you're away. -Jarvis Cocker

You obviously don't really forget how to play the old songs; you just don't have to spend so much time convincing yourself that you remember them. Way less mental energy is spent swimming around in lyrics you've already written and chords you've already played. -Jeff Tweedy

The vegan diet is obviously lacking whatever essential nutrient it is that makes people likeable. -Jim Goad

It doesn't bother me to work with so much green screen. I prefer real settings obviously. -Joe Flanigan

My mom obviously had a problem. -Dave Pelzer

I've decided to listen to my doctors and get the procedure I need on my knee. USA Basketball said I had to do what was best for me. They want me to be obviously as healthy as possible so I can continue to play this game at a high level. -Dwyane Wade

I don't think the objective of an abortion clinic is to try to talk women out of having the procedure. That obviously would not be positive for their bottom line. -Bob McDonnell

One thing I want to make clear, as far as my own rebirth is concerned, the final authority is myself and no one else, and obviously not China's Communists. -Dalai Lama

It's perfectly obvious that there is some genetic factor that distinguishes humans from other animals and that it is language-specific. The theory of that genetic component, whatever it turns out to be, is what is called universal grammar. -Noam Chomsky

I've got some news… I'm delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we're over the moon. -Adele

I want to go to college, obviously go to London and just kind of figure out the rest of my life. -Shawn Johnson

I try to avoid saying 'fantastic' too often and 'obviously' is a dangerous word for all broadcasters. -Gary Lineker

I think Daily Kos is a really great example of where it's really worked in terms of putting the opinions of a larger group of people forward. And Kos has obviously had a huge impact on politics. -John Byrne

When you see Major League Baseball putting academies in other countries, obviously that throws up a red flag. You wonder why they ain't going up in our neighborhood. Bottom line, what I see, I talk about… I see it over and over. If anybody can show me I'm wrong, then show me. -Gary Sheffield

Tori Amos had a major influence on how I craft words in a song. Until I heard 'Little Earthquakes' all my lyrics used really obvious analogies like rain for tears. -Hal Sparks

When I was a Republican governor, he was obviously a Democratic president, but on issue after issue after issue, President Obama was very helpful to us in education, in the environment, with the handling of the BP oil spill. -Charlie Crist

Because we spoke so loudly, opponents of reproductive health access demonized and smeared me and others on the public airwaves. These smears are obvious attempts to distract from meaningful policy discussions and to silence women's voices regarding their own health care. -Sandra Fluke

Money is a good thing and it's obviously useful, but to work only for money or fame would never interest me. -Annie Lennox

Anybody can be specific and obvious. That's always been the easy way. It's not that it's so difficult to be unspecific and less obvious; it's just that there's nothing, absolutely nothing, to be specific and obvious about. -Bob Dylan

I do want people to know that the songs that I wrote when I was with women were really about women. And the songs that I've written since have been fairly obvious about men. -George Michael

One of the things it was obvious you could do with an online store is have a much more complete selection. -Jeff Bezos

The United States, and the president's made this clear, does not want Iran to develop a nuclear weapon. That's a red line for us. And it's a red line obviously for the Israelis so we share a common goal here. -Leon Panetta

It's obvious that my brain isn't what it used to be. -Terry Bradshaw

When you meet the love of your life, it's just obvious and natural and easier. -Vanessa Paradis

Well, my type is obviously creative. Creative, with burning eyes and a pretty mouth. -Vanessa Paradis

Sometimes I say things that I think are obviously sarcastic and people take them quite literally. -Megan Fox

There's obviously a correlation between an economically empowered woman and the investments she makes. That leads to her social and moral conscience for bettering her community. -Andrea Jung

'Snow White' is an old fairy tale, so obviously the idea of vanity and obsession with youth is long-standing. With today's science, people have become crazy with trying to move their face around. It's bizarre. -Julia Roberts

Every community has its own specialty and it's not just for clothing obviously, but for the home, etc. -Tracy Reese

The only one I feel pressure from is myself to go and give my all for every match and, obviously, I'm a competitor. -Caroline Wozniacki

I don't know, I always get the question 'how do you feel after the game today?' and, of course, if you're winning you feel great and if you lose you don't feel good. I think that's a pretty obvious question. -Caroline Wozniacki

And frankly, I don't understand – I mean, I'm obviously a card-carrying Democrat – but I can't understand why any woman would want to vote for Mitt Romney, except maybe Mrs. Romney. -Madeleine Albright

I'm obviously not a rapper, and I don't have any claims to be one, really. -Al Yankovic

Rest is obviously a key in the offseason. -Jamie Moyer

I'm obviously aware that people are quite focused on the economy rather than foreign policy issues, but that is something that should and can be altered as people see the nature of the threats around the world that we face. -John Bolton

I am very outspoken, obviously, and I should say that I can't judge anyone for doing anything. -Kat Dennings

I actually failed my first license test. I got an automatic fail. I guess I had been doing well but she had to pull the emergency brake so obviously there was a problem. I remember them handing me my fail paper and me just bursting into tears. -Jane Levy

I'm into 'The Walking Dead,' 'Shaun of the Dead,' obviously, and I've seen all the Romero movies. I am a classic zombie queen. And I love the White Walkers on 'Game of Thrones.' Weirdly, it wasn't until pretty late in life that I found my entry point into horror films. -Anna Kendrick

I've made a career writing about fictitious anti-heroes. To create these worlds, I've spent a lot of time with active members on both sides of the law. And if I had to pick the most interesting of the two, the choice is obvious – we all love the guys in black. -Kurt Sutter

The comedians I liked were Bill Cosby and Steven Wright, like just always as a comedic actor. I always liked Gary Larson, who's really funny for a cartoonist, obviously. -Demetri Martin

I have to say that when you tour the world, obviously, the jetlags and different hours and ways of living and traveling, a lot of hours in the plane, and you wake up in the morning and you're not quite sure where you are, and it is very tiring. -Celine Dion

I am not really certain how original my contribution to music is as I am obviously an amateur. -Patti Smith

Someone had to change the world. And obviously I was the one for the job. -Joan Baez

When you're the presidential nominee you get to pick whomever you choose to be on the ticket, and that person gets to say yes or no because, obviously, it's a very important decision. -Hillary Clinton

Well obviously the economy is critical to everything we do and we need to get the economy back in shape, the deficit down, the debt paid off, so that the economy can grow again and grow properly. -Iain Duncan Smith

The wonderful thing about age is that your knees don't work as well, you can't run down steps quite as easily and obviously you can't lift heavy weights. But your mind doesn't feel any different. -Roger Moore

It would have been impossible to get 'The Verdict' off the ground without Paul Newman obviously, but today without any star, kind of a dramatic piece would be very tough. -Richard D. Zanuck

I can say when it comes to championships it's a tactical race and normally you don't have a pacesetter who can set a pace for fast times. That is why you see that obviously we fall around 1:43 because that is the most favorable one can run from the front. -David Rudisha

I've also said you don't rule any options out, because if you are in public life because you want to make a difference… obviously, you have to be open to those kind of possibilities. -John Thune

I just try to live a really simple, natural life, because obviously, life has an impact on your voice. -K. D. Lang

Research gathered over recent years has highlighted the countless benefits to people, wildlife and the environment that come from planting trees and creating new woodland habitat. It's obvious trees are good things. -Clive Anderson

People say history is boring, and that is true because people are boring. We haven't changed since time began. We're still the same. We've obviously made some changes. When we started, it was all about food, clothing and shelter. Now we watch 'Top Chef', 'Project Runway', and 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.' -Colin Hay

Haiti is always talking about decentralization and nothing has been so obvious, perhaps a weakness, as the centralized nature of Haitian society as being revealed by the earthquake. I mean, they lost all these medical training programs because they didn't have them anywhere else. -Paul Farmer

Jazz has been such a force in music, that any musician, including classical composers, have been influenced, and obviously performers, also. -Yo-Yo Ma

My teacher, my great cello teacher Leonard Rose, was such a great cellist, and nurturing man, very patient. But I grew up not only admiring him, but obviously Casals, Rostrotovich, Jacqueline du Pre, and many others, including many of my peers and contemporaries. -Yo-Yo Ma

The oil companies are regulated by the federal government. They can't drill on land nor in American waters without permission from the feds. Many Republicans want to drill baby drill but what's the point if all the oil goes to China? Increased production obviously doesn't mean lower prices for us. -Bill O'Reilly

My mother had a rule, obviously, that I couldn't go across the street by myself, but I had to find a way of doing it. -Stevie Wonder

It was really cool to work with Dakota Fanning. I've watched her grow up and I've always loved her films, loved her. It was amazing working with someone who was American as well, because obviously it's going to be a different energy straightaway. We got on really well; she's so professional and hardworking. -Kaya Scodelario

'Red Knot' is a film that I shot in Antarctica almost three years ago on a boat. It was a film that was improvised and it had very interesting circumstances while making the film, obviously. We were on a small boat bobbing around in Antarctica. It was a really remarkable experience. -Olivia Thirlby

If I do something, it's always 90% obvious and 10% unknown. -Felix Baumgartner

The only poll obviously that matters is the last one, the one that's counted after all the votes are cast. -Mario Diaz-Balart

If you love animals, obviously it doesn't make sense to hurt them. -Morrissey

To play Hillary Clinton? I'm kind of winging it. No, are you kidding me? I prepared obsessively. I mean, as much as I could in the time that I was given. Of course, with someone like Hillary Clinton, obviously, anything you want is on YouTube and at your fingertips there. -Hope Davis

My focus is always on the day. What I've done behind me, I try to have respect for it, and keep an eye on it, and make sure it isn't abused, and obviously be thoughtful about it, because it's all real to me. I'm basically in every band I ever was in, and the songs, I still mean them all. -Ian MacKaye

I think in politics, in Congress, you often do things that are Republican, or you do things because you're a Democrat. Sometimes that's good, obviously, and sometimes that's obviously bad. But in the news business, there's no such thing as Republican or Democratic news. News is news. -J. C. Watts

I think the form, the Hollywood movie, I think the quality is obviously always going to be there and I think that the question of taste, there's always a question of taste. -Keanu Reeves

I'm a little bit perverse, and I just hate doing the thing that's the most obvious. -Daniel Day-Lewis

People see me as someone who doesn't take any crap from anyone – which I don't – but it's my shtick, and I obviously don't act like that all the time. -Miranda Lambert

Women's roles are diminished for obvious reasons. It's the men whose names are on the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and who were generals and soldiers. -Cokie Roberts

A man writing a letter is a man in the act of thinking, and it was an exercise Reagan obviously enjoyed. After his first meeting with Gorbachev, for example, he sent a 'Dear Murph' letter about it to his old friend George Murphy, a former senator and actor who had once played Reagan's father in a film. -Russell Baker

The number of vacations me and my husband have canceled… if you really want a job, book a non-refundable vacation. But obviously we're blessed too. -Melissa Rosenberg

No, actually 'The Host' was totally a palate-cleanser for me. I wanted to do something a little bit different than romantic love. Romantic love is in there, obviously, because I enjoy writing about that and living it a lot. -Stephenie Meyer

The best pop music is the songs that a group of people can dance to, but you can also listen to in your bed and cry. That's something obviously that The Beatles started and… so having that darkness there opens another door. -Andrew Dost

The best pop music is the songs that a group of people can dance to, but you can also listen to in your bed and cry. That's something obviously that The Beatles started and… so having that darkness there opens another door. -Jack Antonoff

Our parents are obviously proud, but they're still trying to get used to the fact that we're in a band. I have a feeling my mom would actually like One Direction if I wasn't in it! -Zayn Malik

Of course, the ideal scenario for parenting is obviously two parents of a mature age. -Jennifer Aniston

Individually the poor are not too tempting to thieves, for obvious reasons. Mug a banker and you might score a wallet containing a month's rent. Mug a janitor and you will be lucky to get away with bus fare to flee the crime scene. -Barbara Ehrenreich

Getting revenge on a guy is just not worth it to me. I mean, it definitely sucks at the time, but obviously you're not supposed to be with that person. -Carrie Underwood

Given that I can't sing like Freddie Mercury, obviously I'm not going to pursue it as a career. What would be the point? -Kate Beckinsale

You know, I've had Botox. The woman who does it is very good, obviously. Very conservative. -Janeane Garofalo

I would say just in general, in life, I'm more willing to be animated as a person, and so obviously onstage as well. -Janeane Garofalo

Obviously people want social calm, but if you do not let clever and ingenious people to participate, obviously there must be some dormant volcano that will erupt, sooner or later. -Lech Walesa

Remember, I'm a doctor's daughter. So obviously I'm interested in all medical things. -Nancy Reagan

Music was always the distraction, so it was the obvious choice to pursue. My dad always said to find a job I love to do, that way it wouldn't feel like a job. So I did that. -Jason Mraz

My first influence obviously was Picasso. -David Bailey

It's tough to figure out how do we compete in Europe and North America, when obviously a living wage for us is very different than a living wage in Indonesia. -John Malkovich

When men or women make their work their top priority and become hostile to the normal, natural needs of their children and spouse – obviously, something is wrong. -Laura Schlessinger

I apologize for being obvious, but every time I watch the curtain come down on even a halfway decent production of a Shakespeare play I feel a little sorrowful that I'll never know the man, or any man of such warm intelligence. -Ian Mcewan

We go through the whole season working on next season's car and developing the car and making sure we fit in the car and all that sort of stuff. And we obviously give ideas of what we would hope next year's car would have even if it's small things like buttons on the steering wheel and different positions and whatever. -Jenson Button

I've had a lot of different responses to my films. I got a lot of support from 'The Piano,' the obvious one, but it feels like an ocean, with a lot going on – the goal is to keep alive. -Jane Campion

My son has been known to throw a book at the television set when he called for me to come play and I was obviously busy in the box. But I'm told that children of television performers grow up thinking that all mommies or daddies work on TV and that it's no big deal. -Jane Pauley

Photography obviously lends itself so well towards fashion. It's capturing that moment and that inspiration, and as a designer you are constantly walking through the world assimilating those visual references you have and so being able to solidify that into a photograph and keep it on your mood board is essential to creating a collection. -Georgina Chapman

Injuries obviously change the way you approach the game. -Brett Favre

You either believe that people respond to authority, or that they respond to kindness and inclusion. I'm obviously in the latter camp. I think that people respond better to reward than punishment. -Brian Eno

I've been asking myself: 'Why put together these things – CDs, albums?' The answer I came up with is, well, sometimes it's artistically viable. It's not just a random collection of songs. Sometimes the songs have a common thread, even if it's not obvious or even conscious on the artists' part. -David Byrne

I like to think I've done a lot of different kinds of roles, but obviously I have done quite a lot of comedies. -Luke Wilson

I mean, look, teachers don't do their job for the money, obviously, because we pay them ridiculously little amounts for what they put in. Most of them come out of their own pocket for materials and things to help the children and all that. -Phil McGraw

As a young girl, there were the obvious messages about what girls could and couldn't achieve. And to compound the limitations I felt being leveled upon me, I realized at the age of nine, that I was gay. -Chely Wright

To some, a cap-and-trade system might sound like a neat approach where the market sorts everything out. But in fact, in some ways it is worse than a tax. With a tax, the costs are obvious. With a cap-and-trade system, the costs are hidden and shifted around. For that reason, many politicians tend to like it. But that is dangerous. -Bjorn Lomborg

When thinking about the future, it is fashionable to be pessimistic. Yet the evidence unequivocally belies such pessimism. Over the past centuries, humanity's lot has improved dramatically – in the developed world, where it is rather obvious, but also in the developing world, where life expectancy has more than doubled in the past 100 years. -Bjorn Lomborg

When we started Skype, if you look at analyst reports, no one forecasted it as a big business. Also when Google started, it was not fashionable to be in search. It's not trying to do the obvious – that's the hard part. -Niklas Zennstrom

When I was a kid, I was at a bowling alley and I ran into a soda machine. I still have the scar on my right eyebrow obviously. -Luke Perry

Allowing myself to love God completely has obviously shed light on my self-love because he loves me more than I could ever love myself. -Angie Stone

I listened to all types of music, and obviously when I got to Seattle I was very much aware of the music scene there. -Randy Johnson

If you really wanted to settle down the Middle East, if what you wanted was change in the Middle East, it is perfectly obvious that the first step is resolving the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. -Molly Ivins

Well, I think it's kind of interesting how the Osmond name has been really seen on both sides of the pendulum. There's obviously the bubblegum side, but for people who really know about music, it's clear on the other side. As a matter of fact, I find it quite ironic that Metallica used to cover 'Crazy Horses.' It was a cutting-edge album. -Donny Osmond

You always draw from your roots. I'm influenced by everything I hear and see, and that includes music today, but obviously I go back to my early influences: Stevie Wonder, Parliament, Earth, Wind & Fire, Ohio Players, Average White Band. Those kind of artists are what I look to. When I hear that stuff on the radio, I turn it up! -Donny Osmond

Jerry Bruckheimer really is an executive producer, who obviously is the most successful producer in the history of film and television. -Dylan McDermott

I think we all realize that anyone can – and has – gotten AIDS. So there's obviously still a lot to be done. -Eric McCormack

We all know that Americans love their statistics – in sport, obviously. And in finance too. -Evan Davis

I mean, in 'Big' and 'Pleasantville,' it's a journey that the characters go on where I think they come to kind of meet themselves at the end and who they actually are and give full voice to who they actually are. And that, you know, obviously fascinates me for some reason. Maybe I didn't adequately grow up. -Gary Ross

Early on, a story's meaning and rationale seem pretty obvious, but then, as I write it, I realize that I know the meaning/rationale too well, which means that the reader will also know it – and so things have to be ramped up. -George Saunders

I feel like obviously the standard for what TV looks like changes all the time. -J. J. Abrams

There are only a few TV networks that really invest in production in the way that I think they should. HBO, obviously, is one of them. -James Purefoy

My favourite superhero is obviously Batman because he's the sexiest. But I can't imagine myself as Batman. -Jamie Bell

I love Portland. I think it's one of the best cities – I obviously haven't been to very many places, but I had one of the best times I've had on a set there. -Mia Wasikowska

Divorce was very sad, obviously, but now I've gotten over it. -Natalie Imbruglia

Anybody who has a problem with 'Skins' obviously doesn't understand teenage life. -Nicholas Hoult

I remember doing my SATs on a film set; you had to complete the tests in a certain time and, obviously, you couldn't be interrupted. I think I did pretty well; it wasn't too difficult. -Nicholas Hoult

I'm a very private person, so obviously I don't enjoy talking about more personal matters. -P. J. Harvey

As obvious as it sounds, I strongly recommend shopping at a specialty bike store. They are the experts, and they will be able to help you decide which bike is best for you. -Patrick Dempsey

When I was growing up, I was obviously gay, and I got heckled every day of my life. The only way I knew how to survive was to make people laugh. If I could make them laugh, I wouldn't get hung in a locker for two hours. That's a blessing. -Carson Kressley

American conservatism depends on its continued dominance and even for its very existence on people never making connections about the world, connections that until recent were treated as obvious or self-evident everywhere on the planet. -Thomas Frank

We have become a society that can't self-correct, that can't address its obvious problems, that can't pull out of its nosedive. And so to our list of disasters let us add this fourth entry: we have entered an age of folly that – for all our Facebooking and the twittling tweedle-dee-tweets of the twitterati – we can't wake up from. -Thomas Frank

There are few things in politics more annoying than the Right's utter conviction that it owns the patent on the word 'freedom' that when its leaders stand up for the rights of banks to be unregulated or capital gains to be untaxed, that it is actually and obviously standing up for human liberty, the noblest cause of them all. -Thomas Frank

I've never been much of a computer guy at least in terms of playing with computers. Actually until I was about 11 I didn't use a computer for preparing for games at all. I was playing a bit online, was using the chess club mainly. Now, obviously, the computer is an important tool for me preparing for my games. -Magnus Carlsen

People innately have lots of solutions. It sounds like an obvious thing, but everyone thinks that they can be prime minister; everyone thinks that they can do a better job. -Mark Thomas

I obviously bring all of my insecurities along with me to any role that I tackle. -Aubrey Plaza

Too many times I've heard records from bands who were obviously, like, 'Well, we're at least gonna do half as well as we did on our last record. At least we can count on that.' You really have to keep that initial hunger that made some of your first best songs your first best songs. You have to keep that fire in the belly. -Chad Kroeger

Where I get bored is when I show up for a shoot and they want me to wear a feather boa. Too obvious a thing for a poof on the telly to do. -Graham Norton

Olympic gold is obviously right up there with a grand slam. It's a big win. You can say it's more, you can say it's less, you can say it's equal. It's very much up there. -Ivan Lendl

I think neuroscience is obviously very esoteric, but I think there are aspects of it that can absolutely be brought down to the level of an interested 11-, 12-, 13-year-old easily. -Mayim Bialik

The first thing you should know about me is when I was three years old my mother left me and my father. And that was traumatic obviously for my father – he suffered a nervous breakdown at that time in his life. -Robert Carlyle

Yes, with Le Mans, obviously, the approach needs to be different. You have a race only once a year, so in the whole focus, the whole energy, you know that you cannot change the world and have a race two weeks later. -Tom Kristensen

I'm a big online everything. But for me, shopping online started with music, obviously, then it went onto books, meditation CDs, and I just recently bought these electronic cigarettes. My husband is trying to quit smoking, so I went online and I bought those BluCigs cigarettes in every flavor for him. -Fergie

I feel it is obvious when someone has thought too much about what they're wearing. -Elizabeth Olsen

But obviously you don't want to just be the guy who comes in and sort of spices up every movie. So yeah, definitely moving into more of a leading man role would be great, but on my own terms. -Danny McBride

I obviously read and adore traditional fiction. I teach traditional fiction; I also teach all kinds of not-so-traditional fiction. -Heidi Julavits

The thing is, any time anyone invades anyone on stage, the invader always looks really bad no matter what point they're proving – obviously that applies to myself too. -Calvin Harris

I always say three things make a writer: inspiration, obviously; perspiration, doing the work. But the third is desperation. I'm not really fit for anything else, or to have a real job. That fear drives me. The pressure has always been self inflicted. -Harlan Coben

Writers obviously have to bear witness to the harsh face of the age. -Alexander McCall Smith

I have a lot of younger fans, obviously the choices I make often influence them. But having said that, it's kind of the best motivation in the world to stay positive and make good choices. -James Maslow

A lot of my time is spent watching films and reading scripts. And it can be all-consuming. And it's obviously something I'm fortunate that is both my work and my hobby. It's what I would naturally be doing anyway. -Felicity Jones

I did math in school, obviously. And I loved all my math teachers. -Jayma Mays

Everybody knows that I'm not a snob when it comes to pop culture, obviously. I love reality shows. -Diablo Cody

The idea that there aren't mistakes made constantly in the judicial system is too obvious even to need to mention. -James Toback

Sometimes we're at hotels, and I'll answer the phone. They'll say, 'Mr. Ripa, your breakfast is coming upstairs.' And I'm like, Is my father-in-law here? But, obviously, I'm proud either way – Ripa or Consuelos. -Mark Consuelos

I think that the Information Age is great, but there's a downside to it obviously as well, and it's that false information can be perpetuated so quickly. And it's sad that so many people will believe it. -Josh Hopkins

What's great about comedy, obviously, is that you set up a situation that people assume one thing and then you break the assumption. That's basically the backbone to comedy. You set up a situation, let people make an assumption, and then you break the assumption. -Bryan Cranston

I came from a divorced mother and father, obviously mixed race. -Giancarlo Esposito

Medicine really matured me as a person because, as a physician, you're obviously dealing with life and death issues, issues much more serious than what we're talking about in entertainment. You can't get more serious than life and death. And if you can handle that, you can handle anything. -Ken Jeong

That's a hobby of mine – to do whatever I can for unusual for-hire creative projects. I am waiting for someone to really challenge me – obviously I'm often approached to do film related work, but I would be very happy to design a bar or an amusement park ride. I would love to be an imagineer! -Roman Coppola

With 'Brick,' the style with language and the way it was shot was to create a world obviously elevated from the very first frame above a typical high school. -Rian Johnson

So I think I'll say the obvious thing: theater is ephemeral. When a production is done, it's gone forever. You can take pictures of it. You can make a film of it. But it's not the production. It's not the same thing. -Tony Kushner

Famously, the CIA is somewhere where marriages hardly ever last because it's obviously such a strange lifestyle. -Chris Terrio

The music that I've had out so far was obviously very pop, but when I signed with Hollywood Records, I was like, 'I know that's the music you're familiar with, but that's not what I want to sing. I want to do country.' They were on board with it! -Lucy Hale

Men like to provide for women and their families. It's in their DNA. I'm obviously no scientist, but I bet if you could hear a Y-chromosome talk, it would say, 'I want to provide and hunt.' When the woman is the primary breadwinner, it's going against nature. I'm not saying that it's bad or wrong, I'm just saying that it can feel off. -Patti Stanger

'She's Country' obviously changed a lot of things for us and pretty much, I think, doubled our crowd size in just a few months time. -Jason Aldean

Records are one thing, and obviously, without hit songs, you don't have the opportunity to do your shows. But my live show has always been my selling tool. -Jason Aldean

Since I'm a story-oriented critic, sometimes it's difficult to discuss issues without defining them. At the same time, I try not to give away anything that hasn't been given away in first half, in TV commercials, or that isn't obvious from the set-up of the movie. My editors are aware of this tendency of mine and read carefully for spoilers. -Stephen Hunter

I've done some TV and I've done a lot of theater, obviously, and the last character I played on Broadway was a very fast-talking broad. I'm used to learning material and words. -Sutton Foster

When actors get pigeonholed, that's their own doing to a large degree. Because if you do something that people like, obviously they're going to ask you to do it again. It's up to you to say no. If you're that insecure about working, you'll probably do what you're known to do. -John Larroquette

My choices in projects have all been character or role-based, and on a financial level, it's obvious: as an actor on a TV series, I get a wonderful paycheck, and a consistent paycheck, which doesn't always happen when you're doing theater or movies. -Jim Parsons

I think it's obvious when you're watching a movie, and there's people fighting or someone's slipping on the side of the building, that it's fake and it really removes you from it. -Ellen Page

There's obviously a lot of tragedy in comedy; I really enjoy the paradox of what a really good comedy is. -Ellen Page

I'm a good Canadian girl. I miss all that good stuff. I miss tobogganing and I miss snowboarding, but I've also learned to surf and I've become a water baby which I used to be relatively terrified of the water and I kayak all the time now and I'm able to run year round on the beach which you can't obviously do in Canada. -Evangeline Lilly

Corporations do a lot of things well, but not run nations, for obvious reasons. -Michael Ian Black

I'm obviously very involved with my own charity and foundation that I work with. Obviously, I'm very passionate about that. -David Nail

As an actor you get categorized by other people, but it's not like I arrange myself into comedy mode or serious mode. If it's good writing you just have to play it true – if it's funny, it's funny. But obviously you don't want it to be amusing if you're playing Hedda Gabler! -Sophie Thompson

I went into college undeclared. I had no idea what I wanted to do, but I knew that music was obviously this central big important thing in my life that I was gonna keep doing. -Kina Grannis

I'm kind of feeling like I don't mind being open with the random details of my life, like I'm at a coffee shop or my toe hurts or something, but obviously other more personal areas of life where I will just never really go there. -Kina Grannis

I feel like I'm creeping closer to finding the situation that triggers songwriting, which is obviously an extreme of an emotion. -Laura Marling

I measure the amount of shows I should do by my hair. If my hair isn't good for campaigns and editorials, then obviously I am not going to look good. -Lindsey Wixson

It is obviously no secret that I earn a lot of money. But it is also no secret that I give most of it away. I don't live a luxurious life. I drive a small second-hand Fiat. I don't have to worry about money, which is itself a privilege. But I never had any anxiety that I would lose my identity. -Henning Mankell

I think a lot of L.A. is something like USC – this incredible white culture living in the midst of color, and no obvious reaction to it at all. I mean, they have guards at the gate at USC – guards at the gate of a major university! And the guards chase young black boys away – I've seen it, chasing 8-year-old boys. -Anna Deavere Smith

Sometimes I think that creativity is a matter of seeing, or stumbling over, unobvious similarities between things – like composing a fresh metaphor, but on a more complex scale. -David Mitchell

The great thing about 'Friday Night Lights,' unlike so many other shows and movies, is that it doesn't take the obvious beats to pull your heartstrings or manipulate you. -Scott Porter

When I write, I'm sort of old-fashioned in the sense that I like to write something that I feel I could just perform alone, obviously, because I do that a lot in concert. -Sondre Lerche

I'm not sure why I like cats so much. I mean, they're really cute obviously. They are both wild and domestic at the same time. -Michael Showalter

I say that virtue is really all about enjoying yourself, living fully; but of course it is far from obvious what living fully actually means. -Terry Eagleton

Perhaps the best motivation for going to Mars is political. It is obvious that no single nation currently has either the will or the resources to do it alone, but a consortium of nations and space agencies could achieve it within 20 years. -Paul Davies

So how can we test the idea that the transition from nonlife to life is simple enough to happen repeatedly? The most obvious and straightforward way is to search for a second form of life on Earth. No planet is more Earth-like than Earth itself, so if the path to life is easy, then life should have started up many times over right here. -Paul Davies

When I was living in China, I learned to make things hyper-explicit because often they were being read by people whose command of English kept them from picking up what I thought were obvious signals. -James Fallows

Shout out to Daryl Hall. He is the best. One of my true musical heroes. He comes from the Philly area so when it comes to true soul, the guy obviously is the expert. -Mayer Hawthorne

I used to love the 'Star Trek' movies, 'Wrath of Khan' and stuff like that. Loved those movies when I was a kid. And 'Star Wars' obviously was hands-down probably – I mean I had the sheets. I was a big fan of that. -Michael Ealy

It's obviously a lot harder to try and be a good guy than it is to be a bad guy. The world is a fundamentally evil place, it seems like. So in order to be a good person, you have to fight temptation and vice. -Michael Shannon

I used to be a workout fiend and I was so unhappy because I wanted to eat what I wanted to eat. So now if I know I have to be in a bikini, I'll obviously watch what I eat for a week. -Naya Rivera

I love hot yoga. I go to a sculpt class with weights. That's really good for the core and it's obviously super hot. I love cardio bar. I'm not a big gym fan, so I like to go to classes. -Naya Rivera

Some of the best opportunities in the world are the most obvious ones. -Thomas G. Stemberg

My mom didn't ever think I would take to acting because I was a very shy, very reserved kind of child. But obviously, something changed! -Abigail Breslin

You don't smear somebody as a racist when there is obviously nothing there. -Bernard Goldberg

I said that liberals think people who live in the middle of the country are a bunch of jerks, and obviously all liberals don't think that. But I will tell you what, an awful lot of liberal elites think that. -Bernard Goldberg

People are not trying to get into China, they're trying to get out of China. The United States is the only great country where people are trying to get into to this country for obvious reasons. -Chuck Hagel

I think national issues play into gubernatorial races less than, obviously, in Senate and Congressional races. Much less. They tend to be more decided by personality, leadership qualities and by state or local issues. They still have some effect, no question about it, but not as much as Senate and Congressional races. -Ed Rendell

A lion is called a 'king of beasts' obviously for a reason. -Jack Hanna

I think that obviously, there is a perverse attraction to a fundamentally changed world or the end of the world. There is a death wish, a perverse death wish. Not just for ourselves, not just for the movie 'Death Wish,' but for the end of all human life. -John Hodgman

Not as many people watch 'Doctor Who' as watch the Super Bowl, obviously, but the tropes that attract nerds are no longer a secret cult. It's a much larger culture, in the specific sense. -John Hodgman

Most people get their politics, obviously, from TV shows about senators or movies about them or… all the day-to-day press and the talk shows. -Judd Gregg

I love going to Africa and stuff. I love going anywhere, really, but I've been to Africa a bunch of times and it's just a beautiful place that needs help, obviously, but helping people that are really thankful is really easy to do. And the people out there always seem so thankful. -Kris Allen

'SNL' is probably one of the premiere outlets that a musician can perform on that isn't obviously a music outlet. -Miguel

The idea of allowing corporations to have unlimited influence on our democracy is very dangerous, obviously. -Russ Feingold

My life hasn't been conventional and it hasn't been linear. I've had to make it up as I've gone along, which has taught me a lot. If you don't accept the obvious options that are laid out for you, it's up to you to work out where you're going and to create your own specific rules and goals. -Beth Ditto

Nobody walks this earth thinking he's better than I think I am – I think I'm great. At the same time, it's so obvious to me that I'm nobody. -Gary Vaynerchuk

I'm a big fan of Mashable and TechCrunch and other outlets like that, but TechMeme obviously does an amazing job of aggregating. -Gary Vaynerchuk

'Nuclear' is nothing but trouble. Do you say 'new-clear' or do you say 'nuke-you-ler'? Whoever invented that word had obviously never studied the human mouth. We don't have enough muscles in our face to make that group of letters come out smoothly. The word is missing a middle syllable, for cryin' out loud. -Paul Feig

No hard guy's not scared when another hard guy's knife is coming at you. You're scared, obviously, but you've to act less scared than he is. It's who is going to act less scared. -Peter Mullan

For most of my life I've liked to pretend I live in a starship. Punching in fake codes to get into doorways that obviously are not secure. I love that idea of living on a spaceship. Because essentially we are: a gigantic thing floating in some infinite darkness that's running on principles that we don't even understand. -Reggie Watts

As a quarterback, obviously, you're going to be put in the forefront whether you like it or not, and if you're not then you're not doing your job. -Robert Griffin III

People didn't know until I said it publicly that I had a nasty side. It was never obvious to the fans. I never lost my head, you see. Never got sent off. -Johnny Giles

I think Michael Caine is a perfectly good actor but it's obvious he's not going to be in one of my films. -Mike Leigh

I don't want to sound disingenuous here – controversy is obviously good for business, especially if your business is satire. And it does amplify the discussion – in my view, a good thing. -Garry Trudeau

It is an obvious and blatant stupidity beyond my ability to articulate how dumb it is for us not to teach our children how to run the government. -Richard Dreyfuss

As the First World War made painfully clear, when politicians and generals lead nations into war, they almost invariably assume swift victory, and have a remarkably enduring tendency not to foresee problems that, in hindsight, seem obvious. -Adam Hochschild

The most obvious drawback of social media is that they are aggressive distractions. -Bill Keller

Well, Israel, obviously, thinks of the Iranian nuclear program as an existential threat to Israel. -Robert M. Gates

I had a second trimester abortion. I was pregnant with a much-wanted child who was diagnosed with a genetic abnormality. I made a choice to terminate the pregnancy. It was my third pregnancy, and I was very obviously showing. More important, I could feel the baby move. -Ayelet Waldman

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is just perfect in 'Veep.' She gets to show off the spiky claws beneath her patrician finesse. The obvious way to play 'Veep' would be to make Louis-Dreyfus a folksy heroine, one with more common sense or populist heart than her enemies. But she isn't one. -Rob Sheffield

In the old days, when a star left a still-thriving hit show, they'd celebrate by killing him or her off. But 'The Office' dispatched Michael Scott in a crueler and more final way: they made him normal. Since we're talking about Michael Scott, 'normal' might be stretching it, obviously. -Rob Sheffield

The key thing about LCD Soundsystem is that people always wanted this band to exist. For years, it was glaringly obvious that a band like this should exist, and people were impatiently waiting for them to show up. -Rob Sheffield

I want my job to include a little adventure, a little more of a heightened reality than what I'm actually living. And 'Castle' has that. He gets this opportunity to tail these homicide detectives, and he's driven by that. He's a little immature, but he's obviously loving life. -Nathan Fillion

It is crazy. It's our first kid, and all of a sudden, she identifies letters as what they are, and you go, 'This kid is a genius – she's obviously some sort of savant!' -Max Greenfield

There are a lot of women screenwriters, but they are obviously outnumbered by men. And it still is a very much male-dominated industry. -Elizabeth Meriwether

One of the great things about a TV series is that it's different to a movie – in a movie you obviously know the beginning, the middle and the end of what you're going to do. With a TV series it's unfolding, and you're discovering with every episode. -Dylan Walsh

'Evita' obviously would always be very special to me because it was the first major musical that I did on stage and created in the U.K. with Hal Prince directing. -Elaine Paige

I guess what I'm really saying is something obvious – that there's a unique pride in watching a home team from rival turf, especially when we're not supposed to be any good. -Serge Schmemann

Different directors offer you different things, and it's not necessarily the most obvious things. -Malcolm McDowell

I had asthma when I was a kid, asthma so bad that it would turn into pneumonia and I almost died several times. Nobody knew why back then, but now it's obvious. -Don McLean

My smartest move was joining Google. It wasn't obvious at the time that it would be a good decision. A lot of people, many of my friends, advised me against it. -Susan Wojcicki

People used to say that advertising wasn't in Google's DNA, and that's obviously not true anymore. They used to say that display advertising isn't in Google's DNA, and that's not true any more. -Susan Wojcicki

Nowhere has the political power of coal been more obvious than in presidential campaigns. -Jeff Goodell

The Marshall Plan was after destruction, and the U.S. came to our help and obviously this was very, very important for the future of Europe. I think now we have all the capabilities of doing it on our own and, in a sense, we have to. -George Papandreou

You obviously want the results but you must do your job in every at-bat and deal with what every situation dictates. -Anthony Rizzo

When I'm painting and drawing I only do people. Acting is obviously portraiture – and writing is as well. -Antony Sher

My career divides in two: before and after 9/11. In the first part I was trying to show that Islam is relevant to political concerns. If you want to understand Muslims, I argued, you need to understand the role of Islam in their lives. Now that seems obvious. -Daniel Pipes

My experience is that if the military didn't want to use force and was confronted with a president that did, the military would come back with what I would call the 'bomb Moscow' scenario. They would say it had to be done with conditions that were so extreme, you obviously wouldn't do it. -George P. Shultz

There is an obvious connection, on the declining Roman empire's bread and circuses model, between political enthusiasm for public spectacles and the periods when we are least able to pay for them. -Iain Sinclair

I've obviously used fans – I wouldn't say all my life, because we couldn't afford them when I was young, but from my 20s and onwards we've had to use fans. And I've always loathed them. Everything about them. The way you adjust them, getting them at the angle you want. Carrying them. Cleaning them. The danger of putting your finger in them. -James Dyson

'Hamlet' is obviously a role a lot of actors want to portray or be involved with in some way and that I'd like to be involved in. -Jamie Campbell Bower

Being able to do lead roles in pictures or onstage or whatever it is that you're doing in acting is obviously what you strive for because you want to better yourself as an actor and you want to better yourself as a person as well. But that does come with a lot of responsibility and a great deal of weight. -Jamie Campbell Bower

Anybody who makes an outlandish salary obviously attracts attention. -Jerry Buss

I'd love to do a film like 'Chicago.' Something musical because I've obviously come from that background. -Leona Lewis

I wasn't good enough to be a professional soccer player obviously but that was my first goal in life. -Sean Durkin

Growing up, my sisters and I would always talk stories. One of my frustrations was I didn't know anything about cameras. I didn't know how to make a film and I obviously didn't have a special effects budget. I was a kid. So I was learning to draw to get down the stuff that was in my head, that I couldn't afford to actually do. -Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Barry White seemed so filled with self-parody at first that it was easy to dismiss him. But it is becoming increasingly obvious with every additional release that he is a very talented man. -Jon Landau

The early Stones were adolescent rockers. They were self-conscious in an obvious and unpretentious way. And they were committed to a musical style that needed no justification because it came so naturally to them. As they grew musically the mere repetition of old rock and blues tunes became increasingly less satisfying. -Jon Landau

Nowadays people talk about PayPal's founders as prescient geniuses who would inevitably change the world. It was, however, not so obvious that PayPal would taste its first major success by helping people sell Beanie Babies on eBay. But they had a vision, a hope, and the perseverance to try multiple iterations until they got it right. -Eric Ries

I have full confidence in the ability of Foo Fighters' audiences to distinguish between questioning HIV and the obvious value of safe-sex practices. -Nate Mendel

At the beginning of my career I was going through a really weird phase of dressing in boys clothes. I would only wear one American Apparel T-shirt and shorts and brogues the whole year round. Not the same T-shirt, obviously, but one style of American Apparel T-shirt. I think I was going through a tomboy stage. -Florence Welch

There's obviously nothing wrong with selling your art – only an idiot with a trust fund would tell you otherwise. But it's confusing to know how far you should take it. -Banksy

Success can be obviously a two way street. -Chris Noth

I don't think the 9/11 attacks taught us anything we didn't already know about religion. It has long been obvious – even to the deeply religious – that religious fanaticism is an extremely dangerous deranger of otherwise sane and goodhearted people. -Daniel Dennett

One of the most obvious ways dogs can improve our physical and mental health is via daily walks. -Andrew Weil

We need to accept the seemingly obvious fact that a toxic environment can make people sick and that no amount of medical intervention can protect us. The health care community must become a powerful political lobby for environmental policy and legislation. -Andrew Weil

For a long time, I've had to hustle. If a film role is obviously great, then it's been difficult for me to get a look-in. -Rufus Sewell

I recognize myself to a lesser or greater extent in everything I read, good and bad, and that's part of being a human being if you're honest enough. And obviously the darker parts are the things you don't let control you. -Rufus Sewell

The English are good at bad guys – the James Bond-style villain, cunning, slow-burning. The Americans are much more obvious about it. -Idris Elba

I wanted to wash off the experience of Africa but obviously I couldn't because that's who I was. -Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Obama's economic policies obviously have not worked, and have left the American market place with enormous uncertainty and anxiety. -Bob Beauprez

Coming from an African background, obviously the foundation of the family home is education, probably because my parents had to work a lot harder for everything that they've got in this country. -Tinie Tempah

I think Paul Weitz is a really amazing director, obviously with tons of acclaim and stuff, but I still think he is underrated. And I think he's amazing to work with, so I was super lucky. -Nat Wolff

I'm always showing pictures off. I have to be careful who I show them to because of who I am, obviously, but I'm a proud father. -Josh Turner

It's obvious that the rest of the world loves high African culture – African culture, period. -Hugh Masekela

America's demographic shift was obvious to everyone in the 2010 Census – but Republicans stubbornly rejected math, facts, and polls to their electoral peril. While Republicans tailored their platform by and for the pale stale and male, among us, Obama and Democrats are embracing America's diverse mosaic. -Christine Pelosi

We can't any longer have the conventional understanding of genetics which everybody peddles because it is increasingly obvious that epigenetics – actually things which influence the genome's function – are much more important than we realised. -Robert Winston

What helps writers, and ultimately, obviously, helps the actors – who should serve the words that the writer puts on the page – is if the character has damages, because then the writers can cultivate and excavate, like a dentist going into a tooth. -John C. McGinley

I've always thought Ed Burns was a profoundly underrated actor. He's a great director, obviously. A great director/writer. But I think he's a stunning actor, too. -John C. McGinley

President Obama has repeatedly urged Congress to let the Bush tax cuts expire for those earning more than $250,000 a year. Increasing rates on top earners is an obvious way to raise revenue from those who can afford it most. -Christina Romer

My father's generation's crisis was fighting fascism. Ours is fighting climate change. It is much harder because you can't see it, it is not an obvious threat. But the solution is in our hands. -Nicholas Stern

I usually do get to play the very sweet, charming roles… but I'm not an obvious kind of villain. -Jacki Weaver

That's a different side of the brain going into the studio, as opposed to doing a live show, obviously. -Charles Kelley

I think that the process of trying to become somebody else, and obviously the director/actor relationship in trying to do that, is such a weird, undefinable thing. -Rupert Friend

I think that the best things that governments can do for productivity is not whack on new taxes and, if we can get institutions like schools and hospitals functioning better, well that's obviously good for the overall productiveness of our society. -Tony Abbott

I obviously irritate people. I obviously antagonise them. -Peter Greenaway

I know a lot of people think L.A. and they see a picture in their head, but those people obviously don't know me, because I sit on a couch every day. That's my idea of a good time – just being in a sweat suit. -Hayley Williams

Performing is the craziest workout for me, because I feel like, on the first day of tour, I'm going nuts. Halfway through, I'm just so tired but obviously you keep pushing yourself because you have fans watching you. -Hayley Williams

I'm obviously not a guy who focuses on weight too much. But for certain jobs, you have to gain or lose weight. -Adam Pally

People who assume my books are only about quilts obviously haven't read them! I've always known that my books are about quilters – in other words, people – rather than quilts or quilting. -Jennifer Chiaverini

We've really got to stop looking to Washington to fix our problems. It obviously doesn't have the ability to do that. People who are successful are not successful because of the president. -Dave Ramsey

It's obviously funny to be a meme, so I could be down with it in that regard, but it also belittles one's art. -Grimes

I love catching, being involved in every pitch of the game; obviously, it beats you up both mentally and physically. -Joe Mauer

Once I found professional happiness, it gave me time to think about other areas in my life in which I wasn't happy. The next obvious candidate for introspection was my marriage. -Megyn Kelly

My mum is Croatian, and obviously she's female and she's very emotional, very hot-blooded, very touchy-feely, whereas I think my dad's quite British. -Tamara Ecclestone

It was a free-for-all with music when I was growing up. My mother was a huge music fanatic so I was listening to everything from country to heavy metal to Indigo Girls to Elton John. I guess when I was really young I didn't like Willie Nelson, and she obviously loved him. Now I do too, I'm so thankful to her for playing his music nonstop. -Tig Notaro

Big waves are a whole different ball game. You're riding a wave with an immense amount of speed and power, generally over 10 meters. On the face of the wave, obviously life and death thoughts start to happen. -Kelly Slater

It's hard, because when you talk about process or your characters ruling your narrative, it sounds like you have no control, but obviously you're ultimately the author, so you do have control. -Alice Sebold

In Britain, the great hidden secret of talking animals and children's literature is how political it was in its bones, beneath the obvious cuteness. -Andrew O'Hagan

I was 10 when I realised I couldn't stand football. I'd tried, obviously, before this – no one wants to give in to social pariah-hood without a fight. I had stood frozen on pitches, done some running about and shouted a lot, as though I cared. -Andrew O'Hagan

I'm very interested, in all my books, in community, what binds people together, which I think is an obvious consequence of being the fourth of six children. -Beth Gutcheon

Today there is a division between those who write about literature and those who create it. I, obviously, don't think that should be there. -Alistair MacLeod

The way that I approached numbers, think about them, the same as for language as well-acquiring vocabulary, understanding the grammar, the structures of languages, the rhythm, the music and so-on – these things obviously evolved. -Daniel Tammet

Logic obviously is important. You need to be able to figure things out, to go to the end of a particular problem. But intuition is very important because it references things that logic alone cannot. -Daniel Tammet

It's obvious we can't all be a Gully Foyle, but most of us energize at such a low level, so far short of our real capabilities, we could all be more, do more. -Alfred Bester

I grew up in Berkeley and my parents were hippies, obviously, since my name's 'Jorma.' I didn't watch much television growing up because they weren't into it at all. -Jorma Taccone

I'm a little younger than these guys, but I would say all of us are huge fans of the original 'MacGyver' series, and obviously we found that inspiration for the original pitch for 'MacGruber.' -Jorma Taccone

When given age-appropriate challenges, children tend to take them very seriously; in fact, the more obvious the risk is, the more cautiously a child will proceed. -Darell Hammond

I definitely think that, for a woman, the biggest turn-on is the mind. Otherwise, obviously you want someone who keeps up with himself and has self-respect and self-confidence. -Jennifer Nettles

Before cancer, I was obviously disconnected. I had a tumor the size of a mango inside me and didn't do anything about it. It wasn't like I didn't know something was wrong. -Eve Ensler

Sometimes I have thought that a song should look disappointing on the page – a little thin, perhaps, a little repetitive, or a little on the obvious side, or a mixture of all of these things. -James Fenton

After immersing myself in the mysteries of the Electoral College for a novel I wrote in the '90s, I came away believing that the case for scrapping it is less obvious than I originally thought. -Jeff Greenfield

We all obviously need others to look up to, and be inspirational to us. Ford did a great job as far as putting the presidency back where it belonged, getting the trust back after Nixon. And President Reagan has been one of the most influential presidents. -Steve Garvey

The subtle generational cues that make one thing cool and another uncool aren't always obvious to a parent. My children are my dinner-table sounding board. I've come up with some wonderful ideas that they universally dismissed as 'lame.' -Nolan Bushnell

One of the most obvious parts of my character is the smile, and if I wasn't comfortable in myself then I wouldn't be able to smile so much. -Max Walker

Our democratic values also include – and our national security demands – open and transparent government. Some information obviously needs to be protected. And since his first days in office, President Obama has worked to strike the proper balance between the security the American people deserve and the openness our democratic society expects. -John O. Brennan

Climate change is obviously happening and there is obviously a man-made contribution. -Owen Paterson

Being unemployed is even more disastrous for individuals than you'd expect. Aside from the obvious harm – poverty, difficulty paying off debts – it seems to directly affect people's health, particularly that of older workers. -James Surowiecki

I have a particular disdain for Islamic extremism, and of course, in both 'The Kite Runner' and 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' that's obvious. -Khaled Hosseini

I believe there is true expertise in some endeavors, and not in others. There is obviously no such thing as expertise in predicting the results of coin tosses, but there is expertise in predicting the behavior of lasers. -Leonard Mlodinow

The idea of withholding a massive secret is obviously quite exciting to some people. It is also the basis of much classic drama, of course, from Sophocles onwards. -Lynne Truss

Emphasize your strengths on your resume, in your cover letters and in your interviews. It may sound obvious, but you'd be surprised how many people simply list everything they've ever done. Convey your passion and link your strengths to measurable results. Employers and interviewers love concrete data. -Marcus Buckingham

In the end I do respond to my own instincts. Sometimes they're successful, and obviously sometimes they're not. But you have to, I think, remain true to what you believe in. -Anna Wintour

Human beings are social creatures. We are social not just in the trivial sense that we like company, and not just in the obvious sense that we each depend on others. We are social in a more elemental way: simply to exist as a normal human being requires interaction with other people. -Atul Gawande

I don't take much notice of reviews now – obviously you'd like to have straight worship but you're never going to get that. -Tibor Fischer

It's pretty obvious that Western lifestyles which rely on gigantic amounts of electricity use up far more resources than a subsistence-based life. A little more poverty would be a good thing. -Tom Hodgkinson

Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of the world; it is simply a refusal to deny the obvious. Unfortunately, we live in a world in which the obvious is overlooked as a matter of principle. -Sam Harris

Despite the obvious damage now visible in the entropic desolation of every American home town, Wal-Mart managed to install itself in the pantheon of American Dream icons, along with apple pie, motherhood, and Coca Cola. -James Howard Kunstler

The Spirit works through community. Somebody will have a stupid, screwy idea. That's okay. The point of having creeds and confessions and traditions is to keep us in touch with the obvious errors. -Eugene H. Peterson

None of us got to where we are alone. Whether the assistance we received was obvious or subtle, acknowledging someone's help is a big part of understanding the importance of saying thank you. -Harvey Mackay

The best way to counter-attack a hater is to make it blatantly obvious that their attack has had no impact on you. -Tim Ferriss

Microsoft could help Facebook with one of the biggest challenges, namely monetizing its traffic without reducing the user's experience. It's obvious that Microsoft needs traffic and Facebook needs search. -David Einhorn

I interned at Miramax and subsequently at Paramount because I was really curious about the future of entertainment – how were we going to get films online? While the inspiration for Box didn't come from that experience directly, it was very obvious that bigger businesses had a lot of slow processes and cumbersome technology. -Aaron Levie

If I get angry, it's obvious. I don't have to say much. -Stephen A. Schwarzman

My dad was a very conservative Republican businessman, so obviously I considered it a problem when I realized I was a lesbian. -Catherine Opie

The majority of photographers focus on the obvious. They believe and accept what their eyes tell them, and yet eyes know nothing. -Duane Michals

The print magazine and print journalism industry is obviously in a great deal of trouble, and one of the things that happened when this business started to give way to the Internet and to broadcast television is that a lot of organizations started cutting specifically investigative journalism and they also started cutting fact-checkers. -Matt Taibbi

I didn't know Michael Hastings very well, but one thing about him was always obvious – he was born to be in the news business, he loved it, he was made for it. He wrote about Iraq and Afghanistan as places he had always been destined to visit. -Matt Taibbi

The only reason investors haven't run screaming from an obviously corrupt financial marketplace is because the government has gone to such extraordinary lengths to sell the narrative that the problems of 2008 have been fixed. -Matt Taibbi

It obviously matters who gets to be president. And it's perfectly valid for us media types to advocate for the candidate we think is more qualified, based on our reporting. But the hype has gotten so out of control, it's become bigger than the presidency itself. -Matt Taibbi

My parents often wondered why I would grow so indignant at the falsification and exploitation of the Nazi genocide. The most obvious answer is that it has been used to justify criminal policies of the Israeli state and U.S. support for these policies. -Norman Finkelstein

I'm obviously not an advocate of Christian America or a simplistic view of America as 'a city on a hill.' -Os Guinness

I think you have to be much more secure and much less angry to trust the simple. You've got to be in a pretty good place to trust those simple, obvious answers and, most important, to use them. -Spencer Johnson

I think obviously there's a core of who you are, and as you get older, you become more aware of what behavior is immutable. For a long time, I felt there was a deep separation between the person I was as a teenager and the person I was in my 20s and early 30s . -Seth

I love studying folklore and legends. The stories that people passed down for a thousand years without any sort of marketing support are obviously saying something appealing about the basic human condition. -Tim Schafer

I think the Emmy obviously is very prestigious and is the gold standard obviously in terms of television. But the Oscars go beyond that. I believe children, when they're growing up, dream of holding that Oscar. -Brad Grey

It's obviously unfair to paint with a broad brush here, but the germ of an idea for a breakthrough in technology doesn't come out of a business school curriculum. It comes out of a laboratory or a math lecture or a physics tutorial. -Michael Moritz

Tablets generally have made it pretty obvious that magazines have a new lease on life. -Jeff Bewkes

It's obvious nonsense, but it makes nice people feel good about themselves to do their bit for the planet. It's vanity of a grotesque kind to believe that mankind, and our 'carbon footprint', has more impact on the future of Earth than Nature, which bends our planet to its will, as it sees fit. -Charles Saatchi

This is the paradox for me: in failure alone is there any possibility of success. I don't think I'm alone in this – nor do I think it's an attitude that only prevails among people whose work is obviously 'creative'. -Will Self

I don't watch any television, hardly ever because I'm so busy. I always obviously watch my shows because I blog about it and talk about it, but no, I can watch the news in the morning and that's it. -Lisa Vanderpump

As a dancer, obviously, we are all inspired by Michael Jackson, and I always looked up to Gene Kelly. He was a bigger version of Fred Astaire, and he was amazing as well. -Maksim Chmerkovskiy

'Pulp Fiction' was probably one of the first films I ever saw that really kind of took effect on me. I was about four years old – obviously wasn't supposed to be seeing that film; my sister kind of sneaked it out and we got to see it. She's older than me. That was something I always used to watch. -Aaron Taylor-Johnson

I've definitely had the experience where I was pursuing someone for a long time that I just obviously did not connect with, so I was always, kind of altering myself for her, But then you realize it's just not worth it. What's the point? -Logan Lerman

All we talk about is 'Islamic terrorism.' If the two words are associated for long enough it's obviously going to have an effect on how people think about Muslims. -Samantha Power

They love 3-D. It's fun to watch a movie in 3-D with your children or with a group of children because you see the kids in front of you from time to time reaching up. You see little hands reaching up to grab things that they think are right there. I think it's remarkable and it does obviously, literally, add another dimension to the movie. -Steve Carell

Some actors learn the habit of promoting themselves as a brand – by dressing in a certain way, by going out with a certain person – it gives them what they obviously want, which is to keep a level of fame. I'm not putting it down. -Viggo Mortensen

Further devastation of the air, land and sea is obviously a very real possibility, unless the attitudes of politicians and all who irresponsibly exploit our natural resources change significantly in the very near future and all collaborate and sacrifice for the good of the planet. -Viggo Mortensen

In pageants, you are evaluated from head to toe and it's obviously all about looks, and as vain as that is, they can also bring you lots of opportunities to do amazing things. -Katherine Webb

I don't cheer for anyone because my job is obviously more important, but the reason why I got into sports is because of my father. He's a giant sports fan and we are from New England, so he cheered for the Celtics and the Red Sox. -Erin Andrews

I think there's something in people where they often want to describe their personal experiences, but when it's regarding wealth, they're obviously very guarded. -Jamie Johnson

Readers are made by readers – it is so obvious it is almost banal to say it. -Aidan Chambers

You know, people have actually changed the way they think about nuclear weapons now, post-Cold War, post-9/11. The threat of nuclear weapons is not so much Russia attacking the United States, China. It's not a state-to-state – it's obviously terrorism; it's proliferation. -Lawrence Bender

I question the political judgement of those who would have the nerve to paint Christ white with his obvious African nose, lips and wooly hair. -John Henrik Clarke

I do not think that having children – I have three teenagers – keeps you young. The reverse. It thrusts you into a full-frontal confrontation with your own all-too-obvious maturity. -Rachel Johnson

I don't think it ever does any harm in any business to feel that there is someone there who cares about it. If you look at any business, fashion being the most obvious, the aura, or the reality of the designer, is part of what creates it. It's true in luxury goods stores and in good food stores. It leaves a palpable sense that someone cares. -Andre Balazs

One my favorite things is to go to the provinces of Russia and see the 18th century wood churches with the onion dome architecture. These humble wonders of incredible imagination of architects that were obviously not living in places like Paris or London, but they've created these amazing churches. -Andre Leon Talley

I was bought an electric guitar when I was 12, but my guitar teacher beat me up. I didn't like guitar lessons and I got quite bored. My teacher was obviously bored giving me lessons, and one day I offered him a liquorice toffee, but he didn't answer. So I threw it at him, it hit him in the face, and he sort of beat me up. -Simon Cowell

Britain's got talent, enormous talent; that's very obvious. -Simon Cowell

I've always been really picky about roles and make a point of reminding myself that it's not about the money – because, obviously, there's a lot of money to be made in this business if you're willing to do anything. -Zooey Deschanel

The Bible is obviously a mixed book. Literary and nonliterary (expository, explanatory) writing exist side by side within the covers of this unique book. -Leland Ryken

Winning the Super Bowl was obviously a great one, but the joy I felt of going to the Super Bowl, it was what I felt about the Pittsburgh Steelers and where we came from, the history of us to that point. -Joe Greene

The first thing that is not obvious to people is global warming is a less-than-1% effect. It's like being shortchanged at the bank by a penny every dollar. Over a long period of time with lots of transactions, that piles up. -Nathan Myhrvold

One of the really fascinating areas is marketplaces that take advantage of mobile devices. Ridesharing is the obvious example, but that's just the start of it, of selling goods and services with lightweight mobile apps. -John Collison

Growing up in California, I obviously knew about our deep connections with the Japanese. -John Roos

First and foremost, my involvement within the Olympic pursuit and Games were obviously surrounded by only putting the absolute best nutrients into my body. -Apolo Ohno

Goal scoring is a recurring theme. If you aren't scoring then you aren't going to win games. That's obvious. -Gary Speed

If you've got aspirations to be a manager or coach, obviously coaching your country would be a great honour. -Gary Speed

It was easy to get wrapped up in some of the negative stuff, but obviously I chose not to. I didn't want to get in trouble and end up in prison where I can't play football. It was as simple as that. -Jermain Defoe

I feel like every role you take, there's a part of you that obviously feels like you can do it. I don't know if perfect is the right word because I don't believe in perfection. I don't think it exists. -Mila Kunis

I obviously want to give a healthy body image to my own daughter. I think having good examples, eating properly, that's all one can do – and just be really loving around her. I've tried to give her confidence in who she is. I think she's all right in the confidence department. -Geri Halliwell

We are a global sport. I mean, golf is obviously played all around the world. But when you have your National Championship, of course, everybody in America is rooting for an American. -Paula Creamer

An American champion, obviously being here in the states, is something that we all look at with the U.S. Open. But golf is played all over the world, and there are so many great golfers from other countries, and we're lucky enough that this is our home base to be able to play out of. -Paula Creamer

Every race is not perfect; there are obviously a lot of things I can improve on at the end of the race. -Maurice Greene

My last album as J. Tillman, 'Singing Ax,' that was really a premeditated death rattle of the aesthetic precedent I had set. I realized I wasn't creating spontaneously; I was enforcing all these parameters. I was too self-loathing or something, and there was this obvious dissonance between my conversational voice and creative voice. -Josh Tillman

Typing with your fingers or thumbs is sooooo 2012. I tweeted that earlier in the year. I type with my eyes. Not only that, I navigate my computer, create and play music, keep a calendar, conference call, lead web X meetings, text and, obviously, tweet with my eyes. -Steve Gleason

My father is a Japanese-American and my mother is a Caucasian. So obviously, New Year's Day is big for our family, you know, oshogatsu. We had obon festivals every year. All those things. -Scott Fujita

There are three or four places in the country where people think of fashion: One is L.A., obviously. Another is New York. And I think Atlanta has to be in the top five cities where fashion is very big. -Cam Newton

A person that says, 'Losing is not difficult,' I don't even want to be around that person. And obviously, that person has never won anything relevant in their life. -Cam Newton

Television has the obvious benefits of regularity and intimacy. -Graydon Carter

In the past, if a homeowner with a mortgage had a problem making the payment, often he'd get together with a lender and strike a deal, because foreclosures are very expensive to the lender and obviously not good for the homeowner and the community. -Henry Paulson

In writing for movies, you obviously want to resolve things and have a sense of completion at the end – in an ideal way. -Mitch Glazer

Most of the time, your risk management works. With a systemic event such as the recent shocks following the collapse of Lehman Brothers, obviously the risk-management system of any one bank appears, after the fact, to be incomplete. We ended up where banks couldn't liquidate their risk, and the system tended to freeze up. -Myron Scholes

I think you're kind of seeing the real me as far as seeing what I post on social media, because I am very much into cooking, and my dogs, and obviously my son, and my lifestyle in Santa Cruz is very laid-back. -Marisa Miller

I design all of my costumes. I like to go out there and feel like I have contributed to every part of what I do. I choose the music, the choreographer, I've obviously chosen my coach, my costumes – all if that falls under my realm of power, my realm of influence. -Johnny Weir

The health benefits of paid sick days policies are obvious. They prevent the spread of disease. But the impact is wider. If a working mom or dad loses a job because of sickness, the family may slip into poverty. -Madeleine M. Kunin

I have some pretty forceful ideas about the world – obviously I do. But I suppose I can only really speak about them from within the protection of a literary form. -Rachel Cusk

Mr. Obama would be a disheartening president even during a super boom, with his grim demeanor and empty rhetoric, as well as his obvious hatred of business bravado. -Paul Johnson

If you see a man who is so obviously impressed with his own appearance, then you wonder what his priorities are. -Edward N. Ney

Everybody goes up and does something in the private sector that they feel that they can do, and obviously I'm a musician and feel that one of my experiments – because I think there are many that you can do and that you're helped with the ideas of what you could do – yes, would be to see how I would sing in zero gravity. -Sarah Brightman

I've always found music that is carnal very attractive but not in the most obvious way. -Brian Molko

I mostly eat healthy. I just do. I'm not a vegan for health reasons – although obviously I'm 20 pounds lighter than when I started. I stayed 20 pounds lighter. I feel better. My friends say I look better. All that's true. But I'm a vegan for compassionate reasons. -Russell Simmons

Going back and forth between Western Arabic and African countries clearly created the various musical backgrounds I could have and obviously influenced my professional attitude, my way of approaching both music composition and singing, particularly phrasing. -Rokia Traore

I increasingly fear that nothing good can come of almost any adaptation, and obviously that's sweeping. There are a couple of adaptations that are perhaps as good or better than the original work. But the vast majority of them are pointless. -Alan Moore

I don't try and be dark, but there are obviously darker emotions that I want to capture sometimes. -Bruno Mars

When you're 16 or 17, I think like most people that age, the first time you experience certain things in life, whether it's heartbreak or death or love, obviously it's going to seem like a much bigger deal. -Conor Oberst

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