Oblivious quotes:

  • It's difficult to believe that Al Gore was oblivious to the existing laws. He has to respond at some point. -- Barbara Olson
  • Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd. -- Louis Aragon
  • In my career I have never felt that my being a woman was an obstacle or an advantage. I guess I've been oblivious. -- Carole King
  • You, the actor, must be aware of when you're being funny, but the character you're playing should always be oblivious to the fact. -- Jon Lovitz
  • Part of it is living in Tennessee. I'm so out of the loop. And as a person, I'm out of the loop. I'm oblivious by nature. -- Ann Patchett
  • The difference between talking on your cell phone while driving and speaking with a passenger is huge. The person on the other end of the cell phone is chattering away, oblivious. -- Marilyn vos Savant
  • I think the industry is oblivious to the fact that most people listen to all kinds of stuff. I personally don't know of anyone who listens to only one genre of music. It's vanity because no one does. -- Keith Urban
  • We can do this the easy way,' Oblivious snarled. 'Or the hard way.' 'What's the easy way?' 'You leave immediately.' 'And what's the hard way?' 'We make you leave.' Skulduggery's head tilted. 'What was the easy way again? -- Derek Landy
  • In a sailboat I become oblivious to everything else in the world. -- Albert Einstein
  • The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose. -- Khalil Gibran
  • If only she could be so oblivious again, to feel such love without knowing it, mistaking it for laughter. -- Markus Zusak
  • The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return, the realignment with what had been before and now seemed a little worse. -- Ian Mcewan
  • How much longer will you go on letting your energy sleep? How much longer are you going to stay oblivious of the immensity of yourself? -- Rajneesh
  • The person who failed often knows how to avoid future failures. The person who knows only success can be more oblivious to all the pitfalls. -- Randy Pausch
  • The object of the novelist is to keep the reader entirely oblivious of the fact that the author exists - even of the fact he is reading a book. -- Ford Madox Ford
  • When you're sad, you're not sad. You are merely oblivious to the good things in your life. There is always a crack of light in the darkness. Find it. -- Dianna Agron
  • Gratitude requires awareness and effort, not only to feel it but to express it. Frequently we are oblivious to the Lord's hand. We murmur, complain, resist, criticize; so often we are not grateful. -- Bonnie D. Parkin
  • When you are completely absorbed or caught up in something, you become oblivious to things around you, or to the passage of time. It is this absorption in what you are doing that frees your unconscious and releases your creative imagination. -- Rollo May
  • They are always asking a writer why he does not write like somebody else, or a painter why he does not paint like somebody else, quite oblivious of the fact that if either of them did anything of the kind he would cease to be an artist. -- Oscar Wilde
  • I don't suppose anybody ever deliberately listens to a watch or a clock. You don't have to. You can be oblivious to the sound for a long while, then in a second of ticking it can create in the mind unbroken the long diminishing parade of time you didn't hear. -- William Faulkner
  • Children are often envied for their supposed imaginations, but the truth is that adults imagine things far more than children do. Most adults wander the world deliberately blind, living only inside their heads, in their fantasies, in their memories and worries, oblivious to the present, only aware of the past or future. -- Dara Horn
  • What is your personal carrying capacity for grief, rage, despair? We are living in a period of mass extinction. The numbers stand at 200 species a day. That's 73,000 a year. This culture is oblivious to their passing, feels entitled to their every last niche, and there is no roll call on the nightly news. -- Lierre Keith
  • We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one's own happiness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness. -- Dalai Lama
  • I don't ever really notice when guys are hitting on me. I'm oblivious. -- Krista Allen
  • I always thought George Bush was more oblivious than mean, but oblivious can quickly go to mean. -- Adam McKay
  • I don't read any reviews, so I'm oblivious to what they have to say. I'm completely unaware. It's fantastic. -- Kate Winslet
  • I always lived in old buildings, and I thought about who lived here before. You'd have to be oblivious not to. -- Ben Katchor
  • What doesn't confuse me about what women wear? When it comes to women's fashion I'm so oblivious. I have no idea what's going on. -- Paul Wesley
  • Americans have their issues with skin colour, even within the black community, with light and dark skin; it's crazy - but no one's oblivious to it. -- Estelle
  • It was easy to run around barefoot in oblivion in Costa Rica. But once I gave birth to my child, I didn't want to be oblivious to the obvious. -- Carolyn Murphy
  • I don't engage in social media, which has its good and bad sides, I guess - but the good side is when people hate my guts, I'm kind of oblivious to it. -- Hilarie Burton
  • I have always said that the best training to be a TV newsman or anybody on television is to do a children's show because you are oblivious to the fact that there is a camera there. -- Willard Scott
  • I'm not saying this just to be self-deprecating, but I have always taken delight in playing people who are oblivious, because I do think I have giant, giant blind spots. It's a very comfortable place to be. -- Ty Burrell
  • Neither James Madison, for whom this lecture is named, nor any of the other Framers of the Constitution, were oblivious, careless, or otherwise unaware of the words they chose for the document and its Bill of Rights. -- Diane Wood
  • I'm a conservative because I believe we're here on this earth to do a little more than crawl through life, comfortable in the cradle of government excess and oblivious to the duties required to keep this republic standing. -- Allen West
  • The first time I came to London on my own, I was 15. I was absolutely oblivious to so many things. I had no expectations, no fears. I just came to do a National Youth Theatre season one summer. It was just brilliant. -- Gina McKee
  • After coming from a major label, I realized the entire business has been decimated, and you can't look to labels to try to figure it out because they don't even use the technology, and they're oblivious to how people consume music these days. -- Trent Reznor
  • I hate people walking down the street listening to the soundtrack of their lives which responds to them but not their setting. I hate the overspill of sound which metro and subway riders are oblivious to because they notice no one and nothing around them. -- Margaret Heffernan
  • To me, this is from a Buddhist perspective or whatever, sometimes people who are working out their political beliefs, they can rage against the man, and yet at the same time can be oblivious to their own way of stepping on the foot of the person right next to them. -- Mike White
  • While we women dilly-dally, making decisions, leaving jobs half done, forgetting where we've put the house keys while we water the Hoover and leave the laundry in the dishwasher, men, like blinkered horses, look straight ahead, oblivious to peripheral vision, where a discarded pile of wet towels might have caught their eye. -- Mariella Frostrup
  • I don't think about becoming a head coach. I really don't. I'm not oblivious of people who mention it. When you are in any business, people expect to aspire to the top. I guess everyone is supposed to aspire to being the man at the top of the heap. But I never have. -- Joe Greene
  • It's not that I lead this oblivious life where I think I've got such a great personality that people want to spend time with me. If someone has a poster of you or asks for your autograph, clearly you can't take them out on a date. It's not that interesting if someone is just interested in you. -- George Clooney
  • The most oblivious people are often the happiest. -- George Meyer
  • The fool is often oblivious of his own gaucherie. -- Gore Vidal
  • In the West people are basically oblivious to power, solstices, enlightenment and everything that matters. -- Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell
  • I breathed the air of history all unaware, and walked oblivious through its littered layers. -- Annie Dillard
  • All imperfections are forced upon the imperfect, so the 'perfect' can live content and oblivious. -- Haruki Murakami
  • In the West people are basically oblivious to power, solstices, enlightenment and everything that matters. -- Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell
  • If you're oblivious to other people, chances are pretty good that you're going to hurt them. -- William Deresiewicz
  • The beautiful result often astonishes us when our mind becomes oblivious to the work done with our heart. -- Anuj
  • Man I wouldn't want to be in [MGK's] position right now ... He's just oblivious to what's going on. -- Fat Joe
  • I would rather die now than to live a life of oblivious ease in so sick a world. -- Nate Saint
  • The rose does not have a why; it blossums without reason, forgetful of self and oblivious to our vision. -- Angelus Silesius
  • I think MacGregor might be a genius. Anyone so oblivious to the horror of the human world must be. -- Susan Juby
  • Unless you are oblivious to your own suffering, you have no right to be oblivious to other people's suffering. -- Jaggi Vasudev
  • People tend to remember and mentally classify work according to how it looks, sometimes oblivious to the underlying intent. -- David Salle
  • [Marx] explicates ideology as socially determined, [Stirner] as psychologically determined: both accuse it of remaining oblivious to its own determinations. -- John Carroll
  • If we ignore our death, we end up just going around completely oblivious to why we do the things we do! -- Caitlin Doughty
  • It's weird, how much he's noticed me... And apparently, I have not been as oblivious to him as I imagined, either. -- Suzanne Collins
  • Humanity is cutting down its forests, apparently oblivious to the fact that we may not be able to live without them. -- Isaac Asimov
  • On a slightly unconnected note, I am sorry to report that babies, as a collective species, are largely oblivious to my charms." -- Amruta Patil
  • Elephants don't know anything about the world of ants; the peaks of mountains are oblivious of what is happening on the plains! -- Mehmet Murat ildan
  • It is a common observation that those who dwell continually upon their expectations are apt to become oblivious to the requirements of their actual situation. -- Charles Sanders Peirce
  • A lot of the things I find funniest about people are their shortcomings that they're oblivious to, but that they're constantly reminding everyone around them of. -- Emile Hirsch
  • My friends will be like, 'That bloke was chatting you up', and I'll go, 'What?' I'm so oblivious - I don't notice things like that. -- Eliza Doolittle
  • Jesus! Did I SAY that? Or just think it? Was I talking? Did they hear me? I glanced over at my attorney, but he seemed oblivious... -- Hunter S. Thompson
  • I'll tell you, there were only a few games in my career where I was totally oblivious to everything around me, where I was in the zone. -- Lawrence Taylor
  • Cities are gentrified by the following types of people in sequence: first the risk-oblivious (artists), then the risk-aware (developers), finally the risk adverse (dentists from New Jersey). -- Bill Kraus
  • It is only by closing the ears of the soul, or by listening too intently to the clamors of the sense, that we become oblivious of their utterances. -- Alexander Crummell
  • The conquistadors and their followers were very rough people, and they were fixated on gold and silver. They were oblivious to the astonishing achievements of the Inca civilisation. -- Peter Shaffer
  • Poetry is the guardian of love - constructed from truth it is a bridge that can be crossed from either side and it is oblivious of age or gender -- Rodney Compton
  • Human scrambled around, totally oblivious to the hell that burned beneath them. They were like children, so addicted to their toys they'd probably never notice the mortal world collapsing." -- Cecily White
  • It was easy to run around barefoot in oblivion in Costa Rica. But once I gave birth to my child, I didnt want to be oblivious to the obvious. -- Carolyn Murphy
  • The extent to which we live from day to day, from week to week, intent on details and oblivious to larger presences, is a gauge of our impoverishment in time. -- Robert Grudin
  • Sorry men, but I think boys are a little more oblivious in high school. Girls are just more sensitive. We're so concerned about how we look and how we're doing. -- Sigourney Weaver
  • I was in continual agony; I have never in my life been so tired as on the summit of Everest that day. I just sat and sat there, oblivious to everything.... -- Reinhold Messner
  • The greatest problem is not with flat-out white racists, but rather with the far larger number of Americans who believe intellectually in racial equality but are quietly oblivious to injustice around them. -- Nicholas Kristof
  • I'm very aware of the presence of a reader, and that probably is a reaction against a lot of poems that I do read which seem oblivious to my presence as a reader. -- Billy Collins
  • One of the strangest things about life is that it will chug on, blind and oblivious, even as your private world - your little carved-out sphere - is twisting and morphing, even breaking apart. -- Lauren Oliver
  • Most people are completely oblivious to eternity. They look at the sky at night and they think that's eternity; it is just the senses having contact in the sense world. There are other dimensions. -- Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell
  • the prudent business mind must not only think of competing with the prevailing giants in the market but must also not be oblivious of the latent deft of the masses who are yet to dare -- Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
  • Don't pretend that you can just be oblivious to politics. You can't. What you never do is break your personal code. Have a code and keep it. You should never compromise what your priorities are. -- Kamala Harris