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    Do they [the publishers of Murphy] not understand that if the book is slightly obscure it is because it is a compression and thatto compress it further can only make it more obscure?

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    Experts always tend to obscure the obvious.

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    For after the subject is removed or the eye shut, we still retain an image of the things seen, though more obscure than when we see it...Imagination, therefore, is nothing more than decaying sense.

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    I'd rather hear an ugly truth, rather than an obscure lie.

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    Humanity unceasingly strives forward from a lower, more partial and obscure understanding of life to one more general and more lucid.

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    I always wanted to make a cover album consisting of obscure psychedelic music from the 1960s - all re-shaped and customized, Ulver style.

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    Humor, in one form or another, is characteristic of every nation; and reflecting the salient points of social and national life, it illuminates those crowded corners which history leaves obscure.

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    I always have directors who are somewhat frustrated because they'll reference a beautifully obscure film from the '50s or '60s or '70s, and I've not seen it.

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    I had been digging so much for my show, Minimal Wave - constantly finding fresh old material to play every week - that I ended up discovering all these obscure bands that no one had really heard here. It was very exciting to be able to play their records on the air for a new audience and be able to get instant feedback.

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    If I correctly understand the sense of this succinct observation, our poet suggests here that human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece.

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    I strive to be brief, and I become obscure.

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    I have a diverse audience, which is great, because I like doing things that are a bit more obscure, and I love doing things that are very popular as well. Each has its own bit of joy. So I try to mix it up.

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    In labouring to be brief, I become obscure.

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    I see woefully obscure poetry as simply a kind of verbal rudeness.

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    I strive to be brief, and become obscure.

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    I heard Tom Waits in this kinky shop on Belmont Street in Chicago. Considering the way I was raised, they were such obscure voices, but their music saved my life - I didn't know who I was before I heard Bob Dylan and Tom Waits.

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    In one case out of a hundred a point is excessively discussed because it is obscure; in the ninety-nine remaining it is obscure because it is excessively discussed.

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    I play popular songs. This is not some obscure, unusual music. This is popular music.

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    I still buy CDs and DVDs, but generally for more obscure material.

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    [John] Calvin treats experience as essentially visionary and revelatory from moment to moment, addressed to the individual perceiver, the individual soul. Where this is assumed preconceptions can only distract and obscure, though, of course, as human beings we can never wholly free ourselves of them.

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    It is better to be famous than notorious, but better to be notorious than obscure.

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    I've never been good at self-promotion. And my URL is really obscure. And for years and years, there was nothing about me on my website.

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    Lenin sensed that Tukhachevsky was a kindred spirit. He delegated the most responsible jobs to the obscure lieutenant.

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    Law has been called a bottomless pit, not so much because of its depth, as that its windings are so obscure nobody can see the end.

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    My strength has not equaled my mad ambition. I have remained obscure; I have done worse -- I have touched success, and allowed it to escape me.

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    Life never ceases. Life is an overflowing source, and death is only an obscure effect of illusions.

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    Never be so brief as to become obscure.

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    Nature has a counterpart, a representation of every interior mood and obscure perception of man.

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    One dark night the skeletons that they had carefully hidden in an obscure closet appeared, grabbed them around the throat, and strangled them.

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    Nihil est incertius vulgo, nihil obscurius voluntate hominum, nihil fallacius ratione tota comitiorum. (Nothing is more unpredictable than the mob, nothing more obscure than public opinion, nothing more deceptive than the whole political system.)

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    No verse which is unmusical or obscure can be regarded as poetry whatever other qualities it may possess.

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    Obscure, like muddy waters.

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    The function of a great library is to store obscure books.

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    Only the great masters of style ever succeed in being obscure.

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    Style is only the frame to hold your thoughts. It is like the sash of a window; if heavy, it will obscure the light.

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    Talent, like beauty, to be pardoned, must be obscure and unostentatious.

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    People used to say my music was too difficult or too obscure, and I never set out to be difficult or obscure. I just set out to write what I felt as honestly as I could, and I am delighted when other people feel a part of themselves in the music.

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    She was sad with an obscure sadness of which she had not the secret herself. There was in her whole person the stupor of a life ended but never commenced.

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    The most brilliant flashes of wit come from a clouded mind, as lightning leaps only from an obscure firmament.

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    The more obscure our tastes, the greater the proof of our genius.

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    The truth was obscure, Too profound and too pure, To live it you had to explode

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    The notion of the single man began in the 1950's. The idea of the bachelor as a separate life was new and obscure.

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    The pure playfulness of certain wholly whimsical portions of (Charles) Cros’s work should not obscure the fact that at the center of some of his most beautiful poems a revolver is leveled straight at us.

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    The whole purpose of propaganda is to make the obvious seem obscure, or offensive

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    To claim that wines should not be changed is a heresy; the palate becomes saturated and after the third glass the best of wines arouses nothing but an obscure sensation.

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    Everyone has a kind of limitation respectively. Leaders don’t allow their own to obscure them in a small corner.

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    When I was growing up, I was the most pretentious person I have ever met. I only read obscure books and watched obscure movies and only listened to obscure music.

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    Claiming that you are what you are not will obscure the strengths you do have while destroying your credibility.

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    Humble yourself before the Lord and he will lift you high. People who are gentle, humble and able always have a great ending no matter how small and where obscured they have started!

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    I have destroyed almost the whole race of frogs, which does not happen in that savage Batrachomyomachia of Homerr. For in the anatomy of frogs, which, by favour of my very excellent colleague D. Carolo Fracassato, I had set on foot in order to become more certain about the membranous substance of the lungs, it happened to me to see such things that not undeservedly I can better make use of that [saying] of Homer for the present matter— 'I see with my eyes a work trusty and great.' For in this (frog anatomy) owing to the simplicity of the structure, and the almost complete transparency of the vessels which admits the eye into the interior, things are more clearly shown so that they will bring the light to other more obscure matters.