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  • The oblique paradox of propaganda is that the lie in the throat becomes, by repetition, the truth in the heart. -- John Grierson
  • There never was a woman who did not prefer an oblique compliment to a straight truth - if the latter were unflattering. -- Minna Antrim
  • Pray always for all the learned, the oblique, the delicate. Let them not be quite forgotten at the throne of God when the simple come into their kingdom. -- Evelyn Waugh
  • There's always the pressure on the director of how to transition from one scene to another, especially when it can really be oblique on 'Game of Thrones.' -- Alex Graves
  • All that a city will ever allow you is an angle on it, an oblique, indirect sample of what it contains, or what passes through it; a point of view. -- Peter Conrad
  • Sport-based video games occupy an odd space within the sphere of modern home entertainment. Reliably enjoyed by millions, the sport-based video game stands at what sometimes feels like an oblique angle from the larger medium, and in ways that can be hard to articulate. -- Tom Bissell
  • The only thing that makes a book YA is that it is about teenagers, and it is written in a very conventional, non-artsy, non-pretentious way. YA is not the place for the oblique or the cryptic. If it is in any way experimental in form, it is not YA. -- Russell Smith
  • Writing for children, you do bear a responsibility to not include overt or graphic adult content that they are not ready for and don't need, or to address adult concepts or themes from an oblique angle or a child's limited viewpoint, with appropriate context, without being graphic or distressing. -- Garth Nix
  • I'm not a person who writes really abstract things with oblique references. I look at abstraction like I look at condiments. Give me some Tabasco sauce, some ketchup, some mayonnaise. I love all of that. Put it on a trumpet. I've just got to have the ketchup and Tabasco sauce. That's my attitude about musical philosophy. -- Wynton Marsalis
  • I am oblique; I think that has to do with my own nature. I like trying to do things which work on many levels, because I think it is terribly important to give an audience a lot of things they might not get as well as those they will, so that finally the film does take on a texture and is not just simplistic communication. -- Alan J. Pakula
  • All censure of a man's self is oblique praise. -- James Boswell
  • Our relations to each other are oblique and casual. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • I have a position of indirect respect and oblique power. -- Drew Carey
  • I think I'm on an angle. I'm on an oblique angle through all of existence. -- Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell
  • I'm fond of implied narratives, oblique angles, and leaving a little room for the viewer to finish a picture. -- Keith Carter
  • All censure of a man's self is oblique praise. It is in order to show how much he can spare. -- Samuel Johnson
  • There never was a woman who did not prefer an oblique compliment to a straight truth - if the latter were unflattering -- Minna Antrim
  • As lines, so loves oblique, may well Themselves in every angle greet; But ours, so truly parallel, Though infinite, can never meet. -- Andrew Marvell
  • It was always a false assumption that white American writers cannot write novels about race unless they're approaching it from a very oblique angle. -- Jess Row
  • Actions rare and sudden do commonly proceed from fierce necessity, of else from some oblique design, which is ashamed to show itself in the public road. -- William Davenant
  • An oblique angle,? Jack said, and his bout of jealousy was quickly replaced with glee. ??Ha! I told you I would work that in! -- Amanda Hocking
  • Remember the enemy of all painting is gray: a painting will almost always appear grayer than it is, on account of its oblique position under the light. -- Eugene Delacroix
  • I think the occasional appearance of the UFO is a very oblique pop-cultural reference that anyone who was alive and sentient in the late 1970s will get right away. -- Hank Stuever
  • That sinuous southern life, that oblique and slow and complicated old beauty, that warm thick air and blood warm sea, that place of mists and languor and fragrant richness... -- Anne Rivers Siddons
  • Criticism of others is thus an oblique form of self-commendation. We think we make the picture hang straight on our wall by telling our neighbors that all his pictures are crooked. -- Fulton J. Sheen
  • What will people say-in these words lies the tyranny of the world, the whole destruction of our natural disposition, the oblique vision of our minds. These four words hold sway everywhere. -- Berthold Auerbach
  • When the symbols are 'public' they usually act in an oblique manner, revealing themselves as archetypal symbols, which though familiar, have their central meanings obscured as is usual in esoteric imagery. -- Kenneth Coutts-Smith
  • All art is a kind of confession, more or less oblique. All artists, if they are to survive, are forced, at last, to tell the whole story; to vomit the anguish up. -- James A. Baldwin
  • Most of our censure of others is only oblique praise of self, uttered to show the wisdom and superiority of the speaker. It has all the invidiousness of self-praise, and all the ill-desert of falsehood. -- Tryon Edwards
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