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    Who forgets himself in love remembers the future. (Qui s'oublie dans l'amour - Se souvient du futur)

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    Why is my love for you, dyed in wool? What is the hindrance to moving on? Why in love have I been made a fool? What’s been causing this oblivion? Why is thought of you, ever-present? What’s keeping me from forgetting you? Why is the sight of you magnificent? What’s it you possess than others few? A slow fire burns deep within me, And keeps my curiosity at high I question these puzzles so direly, To philosophy, a pleasure – wry If all life has led me to this point, To make me but a mere proponent Then, from this day to my last moment, Just you and love, are my argument.

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    You loved her," Isobel said. "Worshipped," Scrimshaw corrected. "But more ludicrous than that, let us not forget, she loved me." He gave a short ironic laugh. "Not just him-the poet. But me as well. I, the epitome of our own penchant for self-destruction. Do you know how difficult...how impossible such a feat must have been?

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    And blind oblivion swallowed cities up.

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    You take me off my path As the wind exhausts the clouds You tell me not to try To hold your face But even if you're only A reflection on a wall -You make me live. And I know that your lips Will triumph from oblivion In the book of the world.

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    Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.

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    Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.

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    Do you really like a particular stock? Put 10% or so of your portfolio on it. Make the idea count … Good [investment] ideas should not be diversified away into meaningless oblivion.

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    Before we are forgotten, we will be turned into kitsch. Kitsch is the stopover between being and oblivion.

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    Death! It is rest to the aged, it is oblivion to the atheist, it is immortality to the poet!

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    I gratefully look forward to oblivion, but I must be sure of it

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    God has no power over the past except to cover it with oblivion.

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    Housework is a treadmill from futility to oblivion with stop-offs at tedium and counter productivity.

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    I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on, projecting trait and trace through time to times anon, and leaping from place to place over oblivion.

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    I respond, thoughts dropping away, like pebbles plopping one by one in water, sinking down, down into dark oblivion.

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    I have, at times, been absorbed in my work to the point of complete self-oblivion. Once I worked for thirty-six hours without a break - to complete exhaustion; and while I was in the middle of it I didn't even notice.

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    I surf because it keeps my life at an even keel, without it I would tip into the oblivion.

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    I wanted to make pictures that contradicted themselves. I wanted to put one picture on top of another so that there were times when both pictures disappear and other times when they were both manifest. That vibration is basically what the work was about for me - that space in the middle where there is no picture, rather an emptiness, an oblivion.

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    It distresses me, this failure to keep pace with the leaders of thought, as they pass into oblivion.

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

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    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. For what is enthusiasm but the oblivion and swallowing-up of self in an object dearer than self?

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    I was learning the importance of names - having them, making them - but at the same time I sensed the dangers. Recognition was followed by oblivion, a yawning maw whose victims disappeared without a trace.

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    Just because you're living in blissful oblivion doesn't mean you're not responsible.

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    Like a jar you housed the infinite tenderness, and the infinite oblivion shattered you like a jar.

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    Most of our modern portrait painters are doomed to absolute oblivion. They never paint what they see. They paint what the public sees, and the public never sees anything.

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

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    Oblivion waits without beckoning or threatening.

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    oblivion has been noticed as the offspring of silence.

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    OBLIVION, n. The state or condition in which the wicked cease from struggling and the dreary are at rest. Fame's eternal dumping ground.

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    On an overcrowded planet where more species slip toward extinction every day, should one species have the right to multiply and consume at will, even as it nudges others to oblivion?

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    Pleasure is a sort of oblivion, a forgetfulness. Pain is remembrance, you cannot forget pain.

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    Sleep is no longer a healing bath, a recuperation of vital forces, but an oblivion, a nightly brush with annihilation.

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    Precious things lost are transmutable. They refuse oblivion. They simply wait to be rendered into testimonies, into stories and songs.

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    ... the current of time slowing down in the gravitational field of oblivion.

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    The future is a choice between Utopia and oblivion.

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

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    We could either develop paradise on Earth or oblivion; wipe ourselves out, only the future will tell. It's what you do to make the future.

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    The panorama-city is a 'theoretical' (that is, visual) simulacrum, in short a picture, whose condition of possibility is an oblivion and a misunderstanding of practices.

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    There is no revenge like oblivion, for it is the entombment of the unworthy in the dust of their own nothingness.

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    Time is the River on which the leaves of our thoughts are carried into oblivion.

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    Time's stern tide, with cold Oblivion's wave, Shall soon dissolve each fair, each fading charm.

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

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    What's past and what's to come is strew'd with husks And formless ruin of oblivion.

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    What's the Matter with the Mill?

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    While obsession with one’s personal appearance is a sign of being a vacant prat, total oblivion to it is a sign of mental illness.

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    You can't be saved, oblivion is all you crave.

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    All things fade into the storied past, and in a little while are shrouded in oblivion.

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    And I try to remember if this happened before, because this is a memory I would want to keep. But there is no echo of it in my mind.

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    And she did seem then to go to sleep instantly: the quick flight into oblivion of the chronically unhappy person.

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    Because she needed ore than sleep. She needed oblivion.

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