Quotes about obscurity

Avoid an unusual and unfamiliar word just as you would a reef. ...

Julius Caesar obscurity words

What we know partakes in no small measure of the nature of what has so happily been called the unutterable or ineffable, so that a ny attemp ...

Samuel Beckett knowledge language obscurity

As between these two, the need that in its haste to be abolished cannot pause to be stated and the need that is the absolute predi cament of ...

Samuel Beckett art literature obscurity

The time is perhaps not altogether too green for the vile suggestion that art has nothing to do with clarity, does not dabble in t he clear ...

Samuel Beckett art literature obscurity

The obscure only exists that it may cease to exist. In it lies the opportunity of all victory and all progress. Whether it call it self fata ...

Henri-Frédéric Amiel obscurity

Do they [the publishers of Murphy] not understand that if the book is slightly obscure it is because it is a compression and that to compres ...

Samuel Beckett obscurity writers and writing

The eye by long use comes to see even in the darkest cavern: and there is no subject so obscure but we may discern some glimpse of truth by ...

George Berkeley truth obscurity

What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care. ...

William Blake obscurity

I am grown old, and have possibly lost a great deal of that fire, which formerly made me love fire in others at any rate, and howe ver atten ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl literature obscurity poetry poets

The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been ...

George Eliot obscurity