Quotes and Sayings about Obvious
"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
(Related: Thought, Fact, Mind, Misleading, Obvious, Popular)
"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
(Related: Equality, Battle, Day, Deals, Eyes, Rights, Human rights, Key, Open, Patience, Republican, Will)
"There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live."
- James Truslow Adams
"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
(Related: Morality, Authority, Fact, Obvious, Religious)
"Movies, obviously, are a little more lucrative. The initial paycheck is better."
- Carlos Alazraqui
"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
(Related: Thoughts, Fact, Memories, Obvious, Practice, Sense)
"We're obviously going to spend a lot in marketing because we think the product sells itself."
- Jim Allchin
"People are predominant in my paintings. Although they are not obvious, you can feel their presence."
- Ralph Allen
(Related: People, Obvious)
"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
"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
(Related: Day, End, Obvious, Songs)
"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
(Related: Money, War, Borrowing, Tax, Iraq, Kids, Obvious, Tax cuts, Today, Years)
"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
"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
(Related: Obvious, Reality)
"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
(Related: Science, First, Harvest, Obvious, Stars, Writing)
"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
(Related: Food, Time, People, Obvious, Question, Relationships)
"I would never play any role in anything that involves the United Nations for obvious reasons."
- Kojo Annan
(Related: Nations, Obvious, Play, United)
"A genius knows how to make himself easily understood without being obvious about it."
- Jean Anouilh
(Related: Genius, Being, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Hope, Being, EnglFantasy, Light, Obvious, Trouble, Waiting, Writers)
"I'm here because of what I write. Obviously, I must know something."
- Fiona Apple
"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
(Related: Quality, Film, Now, Obvious, Will)
"Obviously, CGI in the last ten years has gone through such leaps and bounds that today, people are looking for these kinds of movies to wow audiences with technology."
- Avi Arad
(Related: Movies, Technology, People, Audiences, Today, Years)
"We love Cyclops and as you know, we love James. It's a great team and we'll continue the team, obviously."
- Avi Arad
"Spike Lee is obviously more stupid than anyone can be by accident."
- Dick Armey
"Well, I decided earlier this year that I would run for president, and obviously I needed something to run on."
- Craig Armstrong
"Obviously, you check tht she's safe, she's clean, got all the fingers and toes, like that's going to help them through life. It'll help them walk, but you can't pull them out and check their IQ or anything."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Life, Help)
"It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Obvious, Reputation)
"I don't even know what the odds are for one kid or one team to make it here. Obviously, being from Canada this is their Stanley Cup - they made it. It's hard enough to get here and it's hard enough to advance."
- John Atkinson
(Related: Being, Canada)
"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
(Related: Being, Care, Freedom)
"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
(Related: May, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Wife, Opportunity, Act, Adultery, Evil, Living, Man, Obvious, Passion, Reason)
"The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Victory, Lies)
"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
(Related: Truth, Progress, Interest, Taxes)
"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
(Related: Ideas, Debt, Economy, Help, Kids)
"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
(Related: Knowledge, Country, Influence, Investigation, Obvious, State, Will)
"Obviously I wouldn't have said that three or four years ago in the midst of it. But I really believe that. It's been a marvelous and important experience."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Experience, Years)
"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
(Related: Science, People, Knowledge, Fact, Mathematics, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Movies, People, Fact, Magic, Television, Trying)
"Obviously there are times with acting when exactly what is required is just going through the motions, and when doing nothing is the best thing. But at other times, you have to make that leap beyond the immediate environment of people putting up lights on the set."
- Christian Bale
(Related: People, Acting, Environment, Nothing)
"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
(Related: Time, Doctors, Mind, Right)
"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
(Related: Country, Myth)
"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
(Related: Idea, Fact, Obvious, Vertigo)
"It came to me then in a flash that obviously the temperature of the water was responsible for the nystagmus."
- Robert Barany
"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
(Related: Religion, Father, Now)
"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
(Related: God, Work, Body, Choice, Obvious)
"Obviously, I did a couple of things right on the old casting couch."
- Jason Bateman
(Related: Old, Right)
"Let us beware of common folk, of common sense, of sentiment, of inspiration, and of the obvious."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Inspiration, Common sense, Folk, Obvious, Sentiment)
"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
(Related: Men, Women)
"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
(Related: Country, Hate, Obvious, Trade, World)
"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
(Related: Nature, Law, Man, Obvious)
"The American people expect public servants to be able to police themselves. But instead of designing a system to enforce ethical conduct, Tom Delay and his cohorts have implemented a self protection system. Obviously, it wasn't good for democracy."
- Chris Bell
(Related: People, American, Delay, Democracy, Police, Protection, Public, Self)
""Obvious" is the most dangerous word in mathematics."
- E. T. Bell
(Related: Mathematics, Word)
"It is obvious that taking the country from a state of war to being a lawful state won't be easy."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: War, Being, Country, Obvious, State)
"Well, you know, Pudge Rodriguez, obviously is as good as it gets."
- Johnny Bench
"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
(Related: Economy, Hardship, Jobs)
"The relation between practical and spiritual spheres in music is obvious, if only because it demands ears, finger, consciousness and intellect."
- Luciano Berio
(Related: Music, Consciousness, Intellect, Obvious, Spiritual)
"I have about nine guitars in all, so obviously I'm into collecting."
- Daisy Berkowitz
"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
(Related: Peace, Thought, Confusion, Events, Fashion, Help, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Faith, Knowledge, Obvious, Punishment, Purity, Supernatural)
"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
(Related: Money, Comfort, Want)
"Obviously the biggest change is that it's me by myself. When you don't have another band interpreting your songs or playing them the way that they have, it's bound to sound different."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Change, Songs, Sound)
"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
(Related: Home, Opportunity, American, Americans, Blood, Cause, Community, Obvious, Service, Spirit, Trade, World)
"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
(Related: People, Popular, Vacation, Writer, Writers)
"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
(Related: Work, Americans, Tax, Obvious, Play, Pretty, Republicans)
"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
(Related: Family, Money, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Men, Wrong)
"Obviously I always wanted to do a contemporary piece."
- Orlando Bloom
"So I'm in quite the wrong profession obviously."
- Dirk Bogarde
(Related: Profession, Wrong)
"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
(Related: Financial, Cooperation, Crisis, Past, Years)
"Obviously, I have a lot of memories here... but at the same time I'm going to put all my energies into moving forward and doing my best for the Thrashers."
- Peter Bondra
(Related: Time, Memories)
"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
(Related: Action, May, Obvious, Right)
"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
(Related: Religion, Behavior, Consequences, Expectations, Rules, Want)
"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
(Related: Fact, Liberal, Majority, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Health, Work, End, Living)
"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
(Related: Funny, Thought, Results)
"And obviously, from our own personal point of view, the principal challenge is a personal challenge."
- Richard Branson
"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 H. Breasted
(Related: History, Now, Obvious, Old, University)
"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 H. Breasted
(Related: Civilization, Cities, Fathers, Land, Lonely, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Work, Democrats, Obvious, Republicans, Senate)
"Obviously if Gates turns out missing the first game because of this, that's disappointing for everyone in this locker room because he is big part of our team and we don't want to see that happen."
- Drew Brees
(Related: First, Want)
"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
(Related: Power, Goal, America, World)
"Obviously, you've never seen a woman skydiving in a hoop skirt."
- Chris A. Bridges
"Obviously everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world."
- Sergey Brin
(Related: Successful, Being, Difference, Want, World)
"I'd much rather do an obviously commercial writing project than get a day job."
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Day, Job, Project, Writing)
"A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Charm, Man, Obvious)
"It looks to me to be obvious that the whole world cannot eat an American diet."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Diet, American, Obvious, World)
"Then I obviously didn't understand what it all meant, but I do now."
- Louise Brown
"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
(Related: Hurt, Now, Tribute, Want)
"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
(Related: Obvious, Will)
"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
(Related: Action, Decision, Freedom, Necessity, Obvious, Options, Sense)
"The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle; it suggests the idea of one."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Idea, Draft, First, Opera)
"Obviously you have to have talent in order to play so you can't overlook that, but we won't overlook the character issue when it comes to talent because if they have talent and they don't have character, it's going to be very difficult to coach that person."
- Tim Buckley
(Related: Talent, Character, Coach, Order, Play)
"People often argue about this. Obviously one of the skills in performance is acting, and you can't expect every Romeo to really be in love with their Juliet!"
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Love, People, Performance, Acting)
"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
(Related: Love, People, Fire)
"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
(Related: Success, Failure, Hope, Ambition, Succeed, Washington)
"Obviously, I've seen what the press has done to my cousins. I would never let that rule my life, but I'm not the kind of person to rebel or do things. I don't know. I don't let the potential for bad press dictate who I am, but I keep that in mind. How can you not?"
- Lauren Bush
(Related: Life, Mind, Potential, Press)
"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
(Related: People, Commitment, First, Job)
"I don't know how anyone could vote Republican. It's so obvious that their only interest is keeping the rich rich."
- Vivian Campbell
(Related: Interest, Obvious, Republican, Vote)
"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
(Related: Policy, Control, Concern, Nation, Reason, states, United, Years)
"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
(Related: Business, Home, Safety, Santa claus)
"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
(Related: Country, Energy, Obvious, Pretty, Security, World)
"I mean, obviously, a lot of people know me around the world. Kids know me."
- Jennifer Capriati
(Related: People, Kids, World)
"Ulysses, obviously. It was an elaborate prank, and our supposed intellectual elite continue to fall for it."
- Orson Scott Card
"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
(Related: Travel, Earth)
"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
(Related: Sex, Effort, Lying, Pretty)
"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
(Related: Beauty, Ballet, Generations, Wonder)
"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
(Related: Fact, Obvious, Value)
"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
(Related: Character, Chance)
"It soon became obvious that we were but on the threshold of the discovery."
- Howard Carter
(Related: Discovery, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Women, Society, Decision, Military, Now, Obvious, Profession)
"My other Main Man is Muhamed Ali, for the obvious reasons."
- Randy Castillo
(Related: Man, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Forgiveness, Life, Obvious)
"I write my own quotes. Except this one. I obviously stole this from somebody really clever."
- Brian Celio
"Laying tracks gives you freedom without being too obvious."
- Claude Chabrol
(Related: Being, Freedom, Obvious)
"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
(Related: People, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Advertising, Country, Mind, Obvious, Pretty)
"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
(Related: Time, Pretty, Vote)
"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
(Related: Home, Problems, Respect, Want)
"I think my books come out very visual, which is an obvious consequence."
- Lee Child
(Related: Books, Obvious)
"Obviously I was disappointed when it fell into disuse, because it was my own track named after me, but I am sure all those youngsters we lost will be coming back, and I certainly intend to be down here as much as I can, coaching and advising."
- Linford Christie
(Related: Coaching, Will)
"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
(Related: Country, Russia)
"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
(Related: Concern, Reform, Russia, Self)
"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
(Related: Funny, Name, Pretty, School)
"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
(Related: America, Mystery, Nothing, Style)
"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
"Bush is good at stating the obviously untrue."
- Eleanor Clift
"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
(Related: American, Gain, Obvious, Workers)
"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
(Related: Time, Work, Jobs, Legislation, Nation)
"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
(Related: Time, Strategy, Expertise, Future, News, Obvious, Past)
"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
(Related: Women, People, Clothes)
"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps."
(Related: Action, Goals, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Life, Idea, Illusion, Obvious, Variety)
"If we think about the obvious long enough, it dissolves."
- Mason Cooley
"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
(Related: Care, Obvious, Problems, states, United)
"Obviously I got known for some other songs early on, and some of those were rock'n'roll songs. Some of them were melodic pop songs. And I've done lots of different things, as you know, but every so often I get drawn back."
- Elvis Costello
"Obviously the people that I admired, like the Beatles, were really into rock'n'roll, but it was already a little past rock'n'roll when I started listening and making my own choices about music."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Music, People, Choices, Listening, Past)
"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
(Related: Music, Artists, Country, Country music, Curiosity)
"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
(Related: Time, People, Name, Obvious, Provocative)
"Obviously, people in Texas have big hearts."
- Katie Couric
"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
(Related: People, Job, Obvious)
"Obviously, the most memorable has a lot to do with the time spent on the matter, and the Westerfield and Peterson cases are up at the top of the list."
- Catherine Crier
"If you put yourself in a group of people you cannot work with it's obviously going to be a disaster."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Work, People, Disaster)
"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
"The great discoveries are usually obvious."
- Phil Crosby
"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
(Related: First, Man, Woman)
"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
(Related: Love, Compassion, Leaders, Now, Understanding, World)
"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
(Related: Time, Mind, Theater)
"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
(Related: Effect, Evil)
"As the governor of this state, I obviously see the issue quite differently."
- Gray Davis
"I joined Walt Disney, went to work, December 2nd 1935, so obviously, I'm not too young!"
- Marc Davis
(Related: Work, December, Disney)
"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
"It's like our relationship is always about the other side that isn't the obvious side."
- Rosario Dawson
"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
(Related: Idea, Advertising, Evil)
"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
(Related: Music, American, EnglEnglish)
"Mr. Chairman, obviously a $60 million cut in the National Endowment for the Arts would be a disaster."
- Norm Dicks
"Obviously, for me, story is first and foremost, even in the face of the attractive idea of having all the cast there, or having a great piece of talent come to it."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Talent, Idea, First)
"The American public tunes in every night hoping to see two people screwing. Obviously, we can't give them that but let's always keep it in mind."
- Barry Diller
(Related: People, American, Mind, Night, Public)
"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
(Related: Driving, Kids, Now, Years)
"In art, the obvious is a sin."
- Edward Dmytryk
(Related: Art, Obvious, Sin)
"Obviously, overall infrastructure needs on the Southwest and Northern borders are mounting. We need a major push in Congress to remedy this."
- Pete Domenici
(Related: Congress, Needs)
"It's pretty simple, pretty obvious: that people's first impressions of people are really a big mistake."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: Mistake, People, First, Pretty)
"Having played an angel for so long, you can imagine that I've been asked to endorse any number of causes over the years. Obviously I have to limit my participation with any charity, so I decided to really concentrate on my love of children."
- Roma Downey
(Related: Love, Causes, Charity, Children, Participation, Years)
"There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Fact, Nothing, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Fancy, Man, Old, Want)
"Obviously in Art of Noise, I'm just part of the group, and when I do film scores, it's always in collaboration with the director and other people involved."
- Anne Dudley
(Related: Art, People, Collaboration, Film)
"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
(Related: Obvious, Planning, Will)
"So Liam and movies are obviously big passions, and I read and write."
- Faye Dunaway
"Obviously I faced the possibility of not returning when first I considered going. Once faced and settled there really wasn't any good reason to refer to it."
- Amelia Earhart
(Related: Possibility, First, Reason)
"I think the themes of belonging and parentage and love are obviously universal."
- Christopher Eccleston
"They say Formula One is a market which it can't be, obviously. Our market is independent, it's a sport."
- Bernie Ecclestone
"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
(Related: Expectations, Force, Months, Years)
"If you serve well, your volleys are going to be so much easier. It has got to do with confidence, obviously."
- Stefan Edberg
"I felt that I did have the crowd behind me. That obviously helps a lot."
- Stefan Edberg
"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
(Related: Time, Thought, Winning)
"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
(Related: Time, Audiences, Energy, Film, Reason)
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Technology, Humanity, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Character, Actor, Film, Projects)
"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
(Related: Blind, Light, Obvious, Passion)
"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
"It is obvious that when I shot him I intended to kill him."
- Ruth Ellis
"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
(Related: Confidence, Obvious, Overcoming, Resolution)
"The purpose cannot be creating self-styled democracies, but rather encouraging steps that are conducive to establishing democratic rule at universal standards. Obviously, this would be a formidable journey."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Encouraging, Purpose, Journey, Self)
"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
(Related: Time, People, Party, Republican)
"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
(Related: Father, Want)
"Here at Carolina, our World Cup opponents marked their calendars. Obviously the other nations wanted to win every game, but a big upset over the U.S. was something we knew other teams would cherish."
- Lorrie Fair
(Related: Nations, Opponents, World)
"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
(Related: People, Media, Obvious, Pretty)
"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
(Related: Truth, First, Potential)
"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
(Related: Time, Disease, Fact, Obvious)
"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
(Related: People, Famous, First, Name, Obvious, Tragedy)
"Obviously talent gets you to a certain point, but it's what you do with it, how you handle."
- Brett Favre
"Well family is obviously the most important. There was a time when I thought football was the most important."
- Brett Favre
(Related: Family, Time, Thought, Football)
"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
(Related: Character, Actor, Personality, Romantic)
"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
(Related: Key, Right, Songs, Voice, Yesterday)
"Obviously, I try to make the films work for an audience. That's the main point of making a film, and in retrospect, one can see that certain films, let's say Leaving Las Vegas, demonstrated its own success."
- Mike Figgis
(Related: Success, Work, Film)
"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
(Related: Music, American, Folk, Obvious)
"I obviously have a lot of love and affection for the people of Hamilton from playing there for so long."
- Darren Flutie
(Related: Love, People, Affection)
"When somebody says that all statements are false, the obvious problem is that as an assertion it's self-defeating."
- Henry Flynt
(Related: Obvious, Self)
"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
(Related: Fact, Influence, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Inventions, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Time, Death, God, First)
"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
(Related: Politics, People, Being, Comedy, Pressure)
"Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one's dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Dreams, Being, Content, Evil, Impulses, Spirits)
"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
(Related: Politics, Balance, Economy, Friends, Obvious, Population, Will)
"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
(Related: Encouraging, Disorder, Law, May)
"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
(Related: End, Football, Friends, Games, School, Spirit)
"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
(Related: Life, Glamour, Sleep)
"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
(Related: Job, Want)
"I refused David Letterman's proposal of marriage for obvious reasons, but thanks for asking."
- Teri Garr
(Related: Marriage, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Deep, Obvious)
"I also tried to avoid doing obvious dance records."
- Boy George
(Related: Dance, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Winning, Chance)
"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
(Related: Being, Cliches, Old, Writers)
"The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply."
- Khalil Gibran
"Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Art, Obvious)
"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
"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
(Related: People, Drugs)
"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
(Related: Change, Women, Policy, Abortion, Choice, Laws, Obvious, Poor, states, Will, Woman)
"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
(Related: Power, Freedom, Obvious, Office, Presidency, Respect)
"The way they were writing Christine as this older woman who got married, which she shouldn't have. Obviously got divorced right away. Reached the glass ceiling in the police precinct. So there is a part of her that died because she knows she couldn't go any farther."
- Sharon Gless
(Related: Police, Right, Woman, Writing)
"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
(Related: Building, Help, Opinion, Publicity, Will, Years)
"I was just watching baby videos of me and I was obviously an exhibitionist."
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt
"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
(Related: People, Care, Obvious, Want)
"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
(Related: Women, Obvious)
"Obviously the shift to gas and the need for large amounts of gas in the United States is going to be a major focus of attention on the part of producers."
- Andrew Gould
(Related: Attention, Focus, states, United)
"It's obvious that they're going to want Ali's daughter and Frazier's daughter to fight it out."
- Robert Goulet
(Related: Daughter, Fight, Obvious, Want)
"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
(Related: Life, Obvious, Spain, Today)
"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
(Related: Life, People, Fame, Want)
"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
(Related: Time, Behavior, Improvement, Obvious)
"Obviously we want to keep the jobs we've got."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Jobs, Want)
"Dali had a good sense of humor - obviously you could tell just looking at him; he was funny."
- Joe Grant
(Related: Funny, Humor, Sense)
"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
(Related: Obvious, Research, Theories)
"Obviously there will be a backlash. If you believe the hype you have to believe a backlash too. Any criticism we get, is always stuff we've already criticised ourselves."
- Johnny Greenwood
(Related: Criticism, Will)
"Obviously, people with low or even moderate incomes could not afford such savings rates, and even diligent savings from their low wages would not be enough to pay for either retirement or healthcare."
- William Greider
(Related: People, Healthcare, Retirement, Wages)
"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
(Related: Thought, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Work, People, Wrong)
"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
(Related: Company, Mission, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Idea, Obvious, Want)
"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
(Related: War, American, Trying)
"Obviously classical music tends to be stuff that is usually at least a hundred years old."
- Steve Hackett
(Related: Music, Old, Years)
"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
(Related: Time, People, Culture, Ego, Needs, Saying)
"When they brought Roth back into the picture, obviously I didn't go along with that too well."
- Sammy Hagar
"Obviously, the greater the length of a war the higher is likely to be the number of casualties in it on either side."
- Douglas Haig
"Obviously with the onset of cable and satellite, there are more opportunities for programming and original programming, so it creates more opportunities for actors and producers and directors and everything."
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Related: Actors, Programming)
"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
(Related: Family, Father, Growing up, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Man, Responsibility, World)
"Obviously Victoria and Mel B have become mothers and there is a part of me that wants to be a mum."
- Geri Halliwell
"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
(Related: Music, Composers, Writing)
"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
"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
(Related: Corporate, Global warming, Legislation)
"Obviously we're a consumer nation and you have the power to influence these big corporations who are running the world right now through what you chose to, or not to, purchase."
- Daryl Hannah
(Related: Power, Corporations, Influence, Nation, Now, Right, Running, World)
"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
(Related: Determination, Hollywood, Mind, Now)
"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
(Related: Experience, Imagination, Time, Talent, Individuality, Want)
"If the withdrawal from Gaza goes badly, obviously, that will set us back."
- Jane Harman
"Having seen war, you obviously learned to hate war."
- Mark Hatfield
(Related: War, Hate)
"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
(Related: Work, Success, Hope, Ability, Deep, Joy, Mind, Sense, State, World)
"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
(Related: Absurdity, Man)
"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
(Related: Technology, Age, People, Information, Will)
"My district includes the two urban centers of Charlotte and Fayetteville, as well as large rural areas. Obviously, these diverse segments of North Carolina require different approaches to meeting current and future transportation demands."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Future, Meeting)
"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
(Related: Success, First, Lonely, Man, Obvious, states, Support)
"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
(Related: Music, Light, Programming)
"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
(Related: Intelligence, People)
"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
(Related: Labor, Months)
"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
(Related: Thought, Positive, First, Law, Obedience, Relationships)
"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
(Related: Love, Priorities, Titles)
"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
(Related: Letters, Old)
"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 Hiferding
(Related: Society, Obvious, Production)
"To spell out the obvious is often to call it in question."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Obvious, Question)
"It seems to me that at this time we need education in the obvious more than the investigation of the obscure."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Education, Time, Investigation, Obvious)
"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
"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
(Related: Food, Agriculture, Obvious, Production, Service)
"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
(Related: Food, Importance, Leading, Obvious, Production, Quantity, states, United)
"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
(Related: Destiny, Duty, Obvious, Right, Wrongs)
"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
(Related: Money, Time, People, Dance)
"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
(Related: People, Fear, Reassurance, Sense)
"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
(Related: Public, World, Years)
"Democracy is only an experiment in government, and it has the obvious disadvantage of merely counting votes instead of weighing them."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Government, Democracy, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Editors, Information)
"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
(Related: Music, Successful, Entertainment, Will)
"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
(Related: Actors, Climate, Clothes, Help, Writer)
"Obviously I wouldn't be able to do it without the support of so many people."
(Related: People, Support)
"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
(Related: Time, Family, Baseball, Mind)
"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
(Related: Importance, Obvious)
"Obviously given good health, and a continuing audience and a record company that allows me to do music. So given those things yes, I'm introducing some new music that people haven't really heard me do in quite this fashion."
- Al Jarreau
(Related: Music, Health, People, Company, Fashion)
"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
(Related: Facts, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Agreement, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Time, Idea, Obvious, Trying)
"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
(Related: Music, Time, Work, Audiences)
"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
(Related: Love, Life, Clothes)
"We're not trying to top ourselves with each record, obviously."
- Bruce Johnston
"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
(Related: Life, Rest, Years)
"We are personalities in the making, limited, and grappling with things too high for us. Obviously we, at very best, will make many mistakes, but these mistakes need not be sins."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Mistakes, Will)
"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
(Related: Journey, Losing, Weight)
"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
(Related: Music, Time, Language, Obvious, Writing)
"Your battles inspired me - not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead."
- James Joyce
"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
(Related: Music, Family, People, Christmas)
"You're only dealing with whatever you know, which is a very small part of it and later on it'll look like it has something to do with the period. Obviously, the artists have something to do with one another. They tend to set up certain common qualities among themselves."
- Donald Judd
"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
(Related: Quality, Obvious, Popular, Woman)
"No, no, it is obvious that the ECU should act as a close alliance for the benefit of chess."
- Anatoly Karpov
(Related: Act, Alliance, Chess, Obvious)
"The benefits of biomedical progress are obvious, clear, and powerful. The hazards are much less well appreciated."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Progress, Benefits, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Artist, Man, Sensibility, Suffering, Understanding)
"A trip to space is a big motivator to give up some things in your personal life. Obviously, you can't give up everything and you don't want to."
- Mark Kelly
(Related: Life, Space, Want)
"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
(Related: Men, Dream, Obvious, Problems, World)
"It was obvious what kind of game they were playing on the set of Amityville."
- Margot Kidder
"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
(Related: Work, Quiet)
"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 King
(Related: God, People, Inspiration, Churches, Country, Spiritual, Support, Wrong)
"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
(Related: Lying, Writer, Writers)
"An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible."
- Alfred A. Knopf
(Related: Man, Obvious, states)
"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
(Related: Advertising, Deception, Irony, Politicians, World)
"The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards."
- Arthur Koestler
(Related: Discovery, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Family, Consequences, Expectations, Nation, Obvious, Right)
"Thus, we see that one of the obvious origins of human disagreement lies in the use of noises for words."
- Alfred Korzybski
(Related: Lies, Obvious, Words)
"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
(Related: Words, World)
"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
(Related: Choice, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Appearance, Hair, Makeup)
"Obviously, the difference between a game and actual training is you're using your whole body, so in that sense, maybe not, although maybe something to do with reaction, the speed of reaction, maybe that was of use during the training."
- Chiaki Kuriyama
(Related: Body, Difference, Sense, Training)
"Obviously, a skirt does present certain problems that I had to be aware of. But when it came to the shoot and we were rolling, I didn't really pay it any attention. It wasn't too bad."
- Chiaki Kuriyama
(Related: Attention, Present, Problems)
"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
"Obviously I am not the young man who came to Hollywood in 1946."
- Burt Lancaster
(Related: Hollywood, Man)
"Well, I don't think prisons are the answer to everything, obviously."
- Judge Mills Lane
"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
(Related: Music, People, Intention, Style)
"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
(Related: Memories, Years)
"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
(Related: People, Action, Golf, Play, Want)
"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
"Drugs are merely the most obvious form of addiction in our society. Drug addiction is one of the things that undermines traditional values."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Society, Values, Addiction, Drugs, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Work, Actors, Body, Obvious, Pretty)
"Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Children, Obvious)
"Lennon was very helpful. What he taught me seems completely obvious: he expected people to treat each other well."
- Annie Leibovitz
"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
"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
(Related: Power, Civilization, Man, Property, Right, Slavery)
"I am providing a service that many people obviously value."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: People, Service, Value)
"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
(Related: Burden, Now, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Work, Fiction, Information, Obvious)
"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
"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
(Related: Life, Experience, Calculations, Obvious, Participation, Statistics)
"Obviously crime pays, or there'd be no crime."
- G. Gordon Liddy
"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
(Related: Time, Life, Hope, Thinking, Tragedy)
"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
(Related: Life, Love, Women, Sea)
"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
"Obviously you don't want to be anonymous, but you don't want everyone to know your life."
- Alison Lohman
(Related: Life, Want)
"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
(Related: God, Mythology, Obvious, Personality, Reflection, Theology)
"Obviously any group that has to have funding also needs to get attention to their issues."
- Bjorn Lomborg
(Related: Attention, Needs)
"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
(Related: Being, Drinking, Earth, Obvious, Water)
"I know people look at me and try to make conclusions about me immediately, based on the obvious, let's say."
- John Lone
(Related: People, Obvious)
"It is obvious that the RUC is no longer accepted as an impartial police force."
- Jack Lynch
(Related: Force, Obvious, Police)
"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
(Related: War, Idea, Obvious, Soldiers)
"Obviously, in dealing with a relationship, sexuality has to be involved, and jealousy and emotions like that. And I don't know, I've always been intrigued by those emotions."
- Adrian Lyne
(Related: Emotions, Jealousy, Sexuality)
"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
(Related: Life, Values, American)
"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
(Related: Peace, Conflict, Connection, Democracy, Environment, Rights, Human rights, May, Obvious, Today)
"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
(Related: Children, Games, Obvious, Play)
"Obviously, every child should be given the best possible opportunity to acquire literacy skills."
- Hugh Mackay
"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
(Related: Money, Selling, Mind, Songs)
"I would love to try to win another game. Obviously, it's more fun when you win. I'd rather try and not win than not try at all."
- Greg Maddux
(Related: Love, Fun)
"Jim Bakker spells his name with two k's because three would be too obvious."
- Bill Maher
(Related: Name, Obvious)
"All women are wonders because they reduce all men to the obvious."
- Daniel Mainwaring
(Related: Men, Women, Obvious, Wonders)
"I can have incredible self-discipline. But see, I think it's obviously a form of stupidity."
- John Malkovich
(Related: Self, Stupidity)
"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
(Related: Life, Control, Day, Want)
"Obviously I'm not 21 anymore, but I think I can still throw with anybody."
- Dan Marino
"Everything we talk about is about beating the Packers, the Bears and the Vikings. Obviously there are other teams in the league, but if you can dominate and be on top of your division you are always in the playoff hunt. It's time for us to win that thing."
- Steve Mariucci
(Related: Time, Talk)
"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
(Related: People, Comedy, Needs, Taste, Will, World)
"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
(Related: Women, Character, Strength, Obvious, Weakness, Woman)
"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
(Related: Fans, World)
"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
(Related: First, Obvious, Sight)
"Our members are very much maligned. Obviously the average age is 60 something, but they all have children and grandchildren, they understand what we need to do, they want to win."
- Francis Maude
(Related: Age, Children, Want)
"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
(Related: Experience, Time)
"Obviously, I'm not a trained actress, and right now I'll come out and say I'm glad I'm not."
- Jenny McCarthy
(Related: Now, Right)
"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
(Related: Change, Countries, Obvious, Press, Pretty)
"The events with Henry III happened, obviously the way it happened, liberties were taken."
- Catherine McCormack
"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
(Related: Play, Right, states)
"Obviously Spawn was at the top of the charts at that point so you get a lot of opportunities."
- Todd McFarlane
"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
(Related: Idea, Mind, Obvious, Radical, Singing)
"The payment of taxes is an obvious and insistent duty, and its sanction is usually punitive."
- Joseph McKenna
(Related: Duty, Obvious, Taxes)
"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
(Related: Money, Now, Parents, Pretty, Struggle, Want)
"We all enjoyed the success of Rumours obviously."
- Christine McVie
"Terri and her mother arrived. She was obviously a dedicated stage mother because she was loaded down with camera equipment, looking like a Japanese tourist."
- Audrey Meadows
"I love comic book movies, and Marvel Comics obviously are the best."
- Maria Menounos
(Related: Love, Movies)
"Years ago, I thought up the name Queen. It's just a name. But it's regal, obviously, and -sounds splendid."
- Freddie Mercury
(Related: Thought, Name, Queen, Years)
"Obviously every one of them was special to that particular team, all the people that were involved with it."
- Mark Messier
"If I had to compare any of the two, I'd compare the first one in Edmonton, the first one here in New York because it had been so long in New York since we had won. Obviously, being the first time to ever win the cup in Edmonton, they were fairly similar in that regard."
- Mark Messier
(Related: Time, Being, First)
"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
(Related: People, Childhood, Fact, Obvious)
"That feeling is the same whether you're on either side of the hundredths. Obviously, it's great to win the world championship, but if you put down that kind of skiing, it's awesome either way."
- Bode Miller
(Related: Feeling, World)
"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
(Related: Man, Obvious, Support)
"Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Life, Fact, Meaning, Obvious)
"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
"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
(Related: Finance, Work, Class, Obvious, Students)
"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
(Related: Time, Idea, Character)
"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
(Related: Society, Law, Nation, Promise)
"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
(Related: Knowledge, Isolation, Obvious)
"There is perhaps no more obvious vanity than to write of it so vainly."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Obvious, Vanity)
"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
(Related: Time, Successful, Management, Fire, Obvious, Open)
"Obviously the more pucks you get to the net, the more the percentages go up."
- Greg Moore
"It's obvious, but perhaps worth saying, that happiness has virtually nothing to do with the state of your intellect."
- Daniel Keys Moran
(Related: Happiness, Intellect, Nothing, Obvious, Saying, State, Worth)
"They made me use an accent, which I wasn't thrilled about because a lot of us, obviously, don't have them."
- Rita Moreno
"When science and the Bible differ, science has obviously misinterpreted its data."
- Henry M. Morris
(Related: Science, Bible)
"I think some aspects of writing can be taught. Obviously, you can't teach vision or talent. But you can help with comfort."
- Toni Morrison
(Related: Talent, Vision, Comfort, Help, Writing)
"The press Yazoo were receiving were focused on the voice, This obviously was about trends."
- Alison Moyet
(Related: Press, Voice)
"Obviously one of the things that poets from Northern Ireland and beyond - had to try to make sense of was what was happening on a day-to-day political level."
- Paul Muldoon
(Related: Day, Ireland, Poets, Sense)
"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
(Related: Character, Environment, Information, Obvious, Play)
"I do try to let what is obviously unintended yet naturally good stay in."
- George Murray
"The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer."
- Edward R. Murrow
"Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
"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
(Related: Thought, People, America, Obvious, Will)
"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
(Related: Ideas, Obvious, Trying)
"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
(Related: Art, Nature, Obvious, Spirit, Wishes)
"Obvious enough that generalities work to protect the mind from the great outdoors; is it possible that this was in fact their first purpose?"
- Howard Nemerov
(Related: Work, Purpose, Fact, First, Mind, Obvious)
"Obviously, I'll keep fighting to uphold the Constitution."
- Michael Newdow
(Related: Constitution, Fighting)
"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
(Related: Music, Folk, Obvious, Songs)
"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
(Related: Politics, Truth, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Ability, Golf, Name)
"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
(Related: Control, Golf, Open, Pretty)
"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
(Related: Old, Pretty, Right, Tennis, Years)
"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
(Related: Work, Being, Responsibility, Sense)
"Obviously all of us have thought about Vietnam, particularly in my generation in Australia that were part of conscription and fought there. Our friends came back, forever changed. So there were a lot of questions."
- Phillip Noyce
(Related: Thought, Friends, Questions, Vietnam)
"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
"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
(Related: Development, Pretty)
"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
(Related: Travel, Time, Energy, Motive, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Life, Men, End, Obvious, Opponents, Opposition, Public)
"I discovered the Clash, the Pistols, obviously the Ramones, Blondie."
- Jerry Only
"We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men."
- George Orwell
(Related: Men, Duty, First, Now, Obvious)
"Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious."
- George Orwell
(Related: Men, Duty, First, Obvious)
"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
(Related: People, Facts, Future, Obvious, Past, Thinking, Wishes, Years)
"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
(Related: Obvious, Writer)
"In saying what is obvious, never choose cunning. Yelling works better."
- Cynthia Ozick
(Related: Cunning, Obvious, Saying)
"I think it was that we were really seasoned musicians. We had serious roots that spanned different cultures, obviously the blues."
- Jimmy Page
"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
(Related: Music, Thought, Idea, Pretty, Writers, Writing)
"There's a lot of history in Boston and a lot of history, obviously, in New York with all the championships."
- Rafael Palmeiro
(Related: History, Boston)
"Obviously, all of us have been influenced by those around us."
- Tom G. Palmer
"It is obvious that different individuals require different things to live good, healthy, and virtuous lives."
- Tom G. Palmer
"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
(Related: Choices, Obvious, Reason, Right)
"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
(Related: Time, Obvious, Originality, Pretty)
"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
(Related: Time, Funny, Music, Obvious, Order, World, Writing)
"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
(Related: Fact, Now)
"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
(Related: People, Heart, Jokes, Obvious, Want)
"Obviously, it gave me a chance to see Barcelona. I won't deny that. But I also had a chance to see something in another country in terms of recycling and reusing nuclear material."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: Chance, Country, Recycling)
"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
"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
(Related: Food, Leading)
"I do support enhanced interrogation techniques. Obviously their value is shining through with respect to the bin Laden killing."
- Tim Pawlenty
(Related: Killing, Respect, Support, Value)
"Nothing can be more obvious than that all animals were created solely and exclusively for the use of man."
- Thomas Love Peacock
(Related: Animals, Man, Nothing, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Age, Character, Circumstances, Man, Obvious, Old, Youth)
"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
(Related: Fact, Man, Obvious, Pride, Privilege, Quotes, Reason)
"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
(Related: Success, People, Nation, Nations, Obvious, World)
"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
(Related: Actors, Fortune, Fun, Mind, Obvious)
"In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is a living definition of the word "frustration"."
- Alan Perlis
(Related: Living, Obvious, Word)
"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
(Related: Life, Motivation, Grandparents)
"The hidden harmony is better than the obvious."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Harmony, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Government, Power, Obvious)
"As far as our fans are concerned, I'm the only one who counts; along with my teammates, obviously."
- Alessandro Del Piero
"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
(Related: Blood, Direction)
"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
(Related: Belief, Debt, Needs, Will)
"Theologians have a great problem because they're seeking to speak about God. Since God is the ground of everything that is, there's a sense in which every human inquiry is grist to the theological mill. Obviously, no theologian can know everything."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: God, Sense)
"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
(Related: Obvious, Tourists)
"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
(Related: Faces, Hair, Kids)
"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
(Related: Father, Temper)
"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
(Related: Marriage, Now, Right)
"You know, you know, obviously, if my daughter's happy, you know, then I don't have any problem."
- Priscilla Presley
"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
"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
(Related: Life, War, Danger, State)
"Obviously, there is diversity, but Europe is a union of diversity."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Diversity, Europe)
"Obviously it's critical that the three cars are able to contribute to the program. I think that certainly has given much of the reason as to why we did so well at Indy over the last several years."
- Bobby Rahal
(Related: Reason, Years)
"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
(Related: People, Being, Want)
"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
(Related: Country, Obvious, World)
"The nexus between terrorism and nuclear weapons, or even nuclear material, is obviously a current concern."
- Mitchell Reiss
(Related: Concern, Terrorism, Weapons)
"Obviously with every new album we make, we always have to believe in it and feel we've gone in the right direction."
- Nick Rhodes
(Related: Direction, Right)
"Obviously, a writer can't know everything about what she writes. It's impossible."
- Anne Rice
"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
(Related: Thought, Obvious, Play, Self)
"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
(Related: Musicians, Respect)
"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
(Related: Opportunity, Journalism, World, Writing)
"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
(Related: Experience, Fact, Obvious)
"Obviously, the person who had most influence on my career was Ken Thompson."
- Dennis Ritchie
(Related: Career, Influence)
"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
(Related: Hurt, Obvious, Woman)
"I really want to do the Olympics. Obviously, I can't let things out of the bag, so to speak."
- Mark Roberts
"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
(Related: Personality, Public, Want)
"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
(Related: End, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Caring, Right)
"Obviously the facts are never just coming at you but are incorporated by an imagination that is formed by your previous experience. Memories of the past are not memories of facts but memories of your imaginings of the facts."
- Philip Roth
(Related: Imagination, Experience, Facts, Memories, Past)
"There are obviously legal restrictions on what you can do on TV in the States, as there are everywhere."
- Dave Rowntree
(Related: Legal, states)
"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
(Related: People, Abuse, America, Army, Fact, Now, Scandal)
"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
(Related: Choice, Cooking, Obvious, Want)
"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
(Related: Being, End, Obvious)
"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
"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
(Related: Progress, Man, Opinion)
"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
"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
(Related: Act, Beginning, Direction, Obvious, Right)
"Never assume the obvious is true."
- William Safire
"On several occasions President Kennedy encouraged me to take a lover, an obvious sign he also had some himself."
- Pierre Salinger
(Related: Obvious, President)
"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
(Related: Film, Results)
"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
(Related: History, College, Obvious, Presidency, Students)
"Obviously, if the commander makes certain decisions that the reporter thinks is inhibiting his right to report a legitimate story, he has to appeal to the commander's boss to get that changed."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: Boss, Decisions, Right)
"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
(Related: Politics, Pretty, Public, Publicity)
"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
(Related: Life, Cowardice, Man, Nothing, Obvious, Suicide, World, Wrong)
"The power of ads rests more in the repetition of obvious exhortations than in the subtle transmission of values."
- Michael Schudson
(Related: Power, Values, Obvious, Repetition)
"Obviously, there has to be a profound change in direction. Otherwise, interest on the national debt will start eating up virtually every penny that we have."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Change, Debt, Direction, Eating, Interest, Will)
"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
(Related: Time, Work, Movies, Want)
"Yes, obviously, there's this degree of wanting people to accept other people faiths and philosophies."
- Ridley Scott
"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."
- Sean William Scott
(Related: Actor, Racing, World)
"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
(Related: Being, First, Office, Saying, Walking)
"Obviously, I'm not looking in the core of the reactor, but I am looking at what, at that time, was considered the source of the trouble, which was the water and where it was."
- William Scranton
(Related: Time, Trouble, Water)
"The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious."
- John Sculley
(Related: Future, Obvious, Possibilities)
"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
(Related: Minority, Research, World)
"No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Obvious, Question)
"Ernest Hemingway did a great deal toward making the writer an acceptable public figure; obviously, he was no sissy."
- Irwin Shaw
(Related: Public, Writer)
"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
(Related: Obvious, Right, Trade, World)
"Obviously I was challenged by becoming a Naval aviator, by landing aboard aircraft carriers and so on."
- Alan Shepard
"I didn't mind studying. Obviously math and the physical science subjects interested me more than some of the more artistic subjects, but I think I was a pretty good student."
- Alan Shepard
(Related: Science, Mind, Pretty)
"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
(Related: Fear, Being, Breeding, Now, Obvious, Wrong)
"Obviously this is the world descending into worse and worse standards of targeting civilians both in state violence in Iraq, Gaza and so on and the terrorist retaliation."
- Clare Short
(Related: Iraq, State, Violence, World)
"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
(Related: People, Validity)
"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 Simon
(Related: Wealth, Attention, Information, Poverty)
"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
(Related: Circumstances, Consequences, May, Pretty, Will)
"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
(Related: People, Ethics, Principles, Want)
"Obviously, if a director doesn't communicative a clear, relevant vision of the material, it will not succeed no matter how good the material."
- Tom Skerritt
(Related: Vision, Succeed, Will)
"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
(Related: Books, Gain, Weight)
"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
(Related: Work, Love, Money, Actors, Years)
"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
(Related: Policy, Country)
"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
(Related: Challenge, Want)
"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
"In my day, the players used to work their socks off. It's all changed now, obviously."
- Gordon Smith
(Related: Work, Day, Now)
"It became obvious in 1957 that I was endangering my health by carrying so much weight."
- Kate Smith
(Related: Health, Obvious, Weight)
"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
(Related: Music, Love, Politics, Fear, Confusion, Joy, Longing, Lust, Moods, Obvious, Writers, Yearning)
"It's nice to know about something as soon as it happens, and obviously a newspaper can't provide that."
- Tabitha Soren
"Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux and money is make by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected."
- George Soros
(Related: Money, Obvious, State, Uncertainty)
"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
(Related: Music, Balance, Obvious, Wind)
"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
(Related: Time, Control, Chess, Now, World)
"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
(Related: Achievement, Goals, Congress, states, Talking, Want)
"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
(Related: First, Friends, Gay, Obvious)
"Obviously my last two years in the NFL were not much fun at all."
- Steve Spurrier
(Related: Fun, Years)
"Obviously dunking on Horace Grant and Michael, in those circumstances, is just an incredible thing to happen. I'm happy I was able to make that play, and I'm fortunate I was in that position where I could make that happen for my team."
- John Starks
(Related: Circumstances, Play)
"Whether the story reflects the facts is obviously a different matter."
- Kenneth Starr
"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
(Related: Being, Obvious, Writer)
"I always have a lot of personal goals, but primarily my main goal each year is to obviously win a Super Bowl."
- Michael Strahan
(Related: Goal, Goals)
"Obviously I've spent most of my working life with men and they have this way of operating which seems a bit alien to me."
- Janet Street-Porter
(Related: Life, Men)
"I will always admit immediately to what's obvious, which is that Homo sapiens is inherently erotic or inherently sensual from birth."
- Jock Sturges
(Related: Obvious, Will)
"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 H. Sulzberger
(Related: Time, Negative, Obvious, Waste)
"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
(Related: Time, Decision, Babies, Machine)
"The most obvious thing you can't do with a guitar synthesizer is to really sound like a guitar."
- Andy Summers
(Related: Guitar, Obvious, Sound)
"Obviously the first sentiment is disappointment that we didn't get the car home and more disappointment that at the time that it stopped the car was in the lead."
- John Surtees
(Related: Car, Home, Time, Disappointment, First, Sentiment)
"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
(Related: Nature, Purpose, Illness, Name, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Fact, Obvious, Pursuit, Years)
"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
(Related: Sex, Eye, Obvious, Sex appeal)
"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
(Related: Ability, Obvious, Will)
"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
(Related: Athletes, Living, Will, World)
"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
"Obviously after such a long gap, one itches to get back to the game and score big runs."
- Sachin Tendulkar
"Religion obviously played a role in this book and the previous book, too."
- Studs Terkel
"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
(Related: Women, Causes, Needs, Obvious, Vote, Washington, Years)
"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
(Related: Country, Decisions, May, Now, Trade)
"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
(Related: Leading, Road, Self, Vote)
"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
(Related: Power, War, Effort, Enemies, Fighting, Nation, Obvious)
"Because obviously the whole purpose of putting records out is purely and simply to make money."
- Mel Torme
(Related: Money, Purpose)
"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
(Related: People, Linux, Nothing, Wrong)
"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
(Related: People, Appearance, Help, Quiet, Talk)
"Obviously, the hit singles get the biggest reaction - that's when you can see people really getting excited."
- Kathy Valentine
"I like to listen to mellow stuff on the road like Travis, as we are constantly surrounded by rock music on tour and so its nice listening to mellow stuff. Obviously back at home I listen to a lot more rock music."
- Ville Valo
(Related: Home, Music, Listening, Road)
"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
(Related: Obvious, Will)
"This autocue was obviously written for someone else and I've been brought in at the last minute."
- Johnny Vegas
"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
(Related: Now, Will)
"Obviously we will talk about doing everything we can to make our sport as safe as possible."
- Troy Vincent
(Related: Talk, Will)
"That Sid Vicious was obviously a schizophrenic, kind of a mean one too."
- Don Van Vliet
"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
(Related: People, Disease, Loneliness, Today)
"Obviously, our children, who have been playing with their computers since the age of five or six, don't have quite the same brain as those who were brought up on wooden or metal toys, whose brains are certainly atrophied by comparison."
- Claude Vorilhon
(Related: Age, Computers, Children)
"Obviously Mad TV, SNL are one kind of show, whereas The State belongs to the kind of show that is entirely conceived written and performed by a set group that existed before the TV show."
- David Wain
"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
(Related: Work, Poetry, People, Poems, Reading)
"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
(Related: Now, Public)
"Obviously an actor draws on his own experience."
- Christopher Walken
(Related: Experience, Actor)
"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
(Related: People, American, May, Obvious, Press)
"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
(Related: War, Decision, Being, Congress, End, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Obvious, Spirituality, Will)
"It'll become obvious that we've really been working against ourselves."
- Neale Donald Walsch
"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
(Related: Hope, Answers, Meetings, Questions)
"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 A. Ward
(Related: Life, Books, Exercise, Literary, Obvious, Profession)
"Obviously the first roles that you're proud of are the ones that everybody else liked too."
- Sam Waterston
"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
(Related: Growth, Metaphor, Now, Responsibility, Song)
"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
(Related: Technology, Computer, Film, Result, Will)
"I felt like an apostle of the obvious and people imagined that I was doing something daring."
- George Weinberg
(Related: People, Obvious)
"As for my country, I don't live there, but obviously I'm very proud to be Canadian."
- Mike Weir
"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
(Related: Financial, Destruction, Interest, Iraq, Obvious, Weapons)
"I see no reason for recording the obvious."
- Edward Weston
(Related: Obvious, Reason)
"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
(Related: Mankind, Mind, Obvious)
"It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Mind, Obvious)
"It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Intelligence, Obvious)
"Simple solutions seldom are. It takes a very unusual mind to undertake analysis of the obvious."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Mind, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Education, America, Countries)
"Don't be too clever for an audience. Make it obvious. Make the subtleties obvious also."
- Billy Wilder
"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
(Related: Mother, Thought, Excitement, Fun)
"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
(Related: Family, Marriage, First, Kids, Thinking, Want)
"Is the U.S. better or is the world better? Is the U.S. better off today than we were four years ago? Obviously not, economically not. I think our stature in the world is not the same."
- Montel Williams
(Related: Today, World, Years)
"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
(Related: Football, Now, Self)
"I'm quite obviously not the world's most handsome man - I'm the second world's most handsome man!"
- Robbie Williams
(Related: Man, World)
"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
"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
(Related: Life, Quality, People, Environment, Humanity, Key, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Church, Earth, Miracles, Obvious)
"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
(Related: Success, Want)
"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
(Related: Power, Time, Beach, Boys, Sound)
"Celebrity - I don't even know what that means. Obviously it's the same basic word as celebration, but I don't know what's being celebrated."
- James Woods
(Related: Being, Celebrity, Word)
"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 can't do everything obviously although sometimes I know that all of us wish that we could."
- Minoru Yamasaki
"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 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
(Related: Art, Music, Truth, Artist, Trying)
"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
"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
(Related: Music, Attention, Enjoyment, Holly)
"Obviously I'd love to work with any of these great directors because every time I've worked with them I've gained a tremendous amount as an actor. Each director has his own way of pushing you towards improving yourself."
- Zhang Ziyi
(Related: Love, Time, Work, Actor)