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It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.
In labouring to be concise, I become obscure.
Never be so brief as to become obscure.
– Hosea Ballou
I strive to be brief, and I become obscure.
– Baltasar Gracian
I went for endless auditions for tiny parts in obscure plays, and never got one job until I was in ‘Four Weddings’.
– Anna Chancellor
Those quotations were really quite obscure. Anyone can see that he is a very well read man.
– Barbara Pym
I have always loved really dense, complicated stories with lots of layers, tons of obscure literary references, and a plethora of inside jokes.
– Alethea Kontis
‘Penthouse’ didn’t seem to concentrate as much on the girls’ faces, and I really wanted to see the girls’ faces. It seems like through the 1980’s, they almost went out of their way to obscure the girls’ faces.
– Chester Brown
Hardship makes the world obscure.
– Don DeLillo
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.
– Edgar Allan Poe
The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.
– Edward R. Murrow
Be obscure clearly.
– E. B. White
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
– The Bible
Sometimes people get passionate about the obscure jokes.
– Martin Short
Talent, like beauty, to be pardoned, must be obscure and unostentatious.
– Marguerite Gardiner
I do very few standards. Hardly any. Other people’s tunes that I do are usually obscure tunes, for the most part, although I do a couple of Duke Ellington tunes that are well known.
– Mose Allison
Obscure as still remains the origin of that ‘genre’ of romance to which the tales before us belong, there is little doubt that their models, if not their originals, were once extant at Constantinople.
– Joseph Jacobs
Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
I still buy CDs and DVDs, but generally for more obscure material.
– Julian Ovenden
A good catchword can obscure analysis for fifty years.
– Wendell Willkie
Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece.
– Vladimir Nabokov
I like what’s obscure.
– Steven Klein