Obscured quotes:

  • On the periscope . . . . What a beautiful view. Cloud cover over Florida - three to four tenths near the eastern coast. Obscured up to Hatteras . . . I can see [lake] Okeechobee. Identify Andros Island. Identify the reefs. -- Alan Shepard
  • The truth about Pearl Harbour is obscured to this day. But it has been much studied. -- Gore Vidal
  • I feel sad when I realize how much truth is being changed or obscured in the American media. -- Sharon Stone
  • Beelzebub is the isolated part of the human being. This part or this real human being has been obscured by religious structures. -- Youssef Ziedan
  • Wherever you go in the history of America, there have been Black people making contributions, but their contributions have been obscured, lost, buried. -- Henry Louis Gates
  • The fatal metaphor of progress, which means leaving things behind us, has utterly obscured the real idea of growth, which means leaving things inside us. -- Gilbert K. Chesterton
  • We're using satellites to help map and model cultural features that could never be seen on the ground because they're obscured by modernization, forests, or soil. -- Sarah Parcak
  • The Sino-Indian War in 1962 has fundamentally shaped and distorted Indian attitudes towards China. It also obscured a great deal of what has happened in China since 1962. -- Pankaj Mishra
  • We live in a twilight sort of world where, unfortunately, the perception of the seriousness of abortion - has grown progressively obscured in the minds of many of our contemporaries. -- Sean Brady
  • I'm so intrigued by women throughout history where the significance of what they were representing at that time is obscured by the fact a man saved them or they were prostitutes. -- Zoe Saldana
  • I see a lot of movies. I love films as a spectator, and that's never obscured by the part of me that does the work myself. I just love going to the movies. -- Daniel Day-Lewis
  • My favorite scene in all of movies is Gregory Peck in 'To Kill A Mockingbird': You see him where he's on the porch, and his face is almost completely obscured. I don't want to see his face. -- Mary-Louise Parker
  • This commitment to truth is something one senses more and more Americans yearning for, just as they are becoming more and more sophisticated at knowing when the truth is being obscured - an irony that seems to elude most of today's elected officials. -- Michael Musto
  • From my perspective, I think the question of how we build a better future is an extremely important overarching question, and I think it's become obscured from us because we no longer think it's possible to have a meaningful conversation about the future. -- Peter Thiel
  • One of the most important things liberals don't understand about conservatism, obscured by too much lazy talk about conservatism's various 'wings,' is that its tenets form a relatively organic base for its adherents, where 'traditional morality' serves the interests of laissez-faire economics and vice-versa. -- Rick Perlstein
  • The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power. -- Alexander Hamilton
  • Love is - OK, it's 20 things, but it isn't 19. And I think that love reaches for something which is very, very deep in us and is very easily obscured, and is also very easily denied, which is the instinct towards the other person, other than toward the self. -- Tom Stoppard
  • The rumor is Chu Hing really wanted the 'Green Turtle' to be Chinese American, but the publisher didn't think that would sell. If you read those books, the hero almost always has his back facing the camera so you can't see his face. When he turns around, his face is obscured. -- Gene Luen Yang
  • The truth of faith is a slender, glowing element that runs through even the seemingly ordinary and undramatic moments of existence. Even at low intensity, it is a steady source of illumination. Such religious truth is powerful even when it seems faint, even when it seems obscured by the larger events of history. -- Eugene Kennedy
  • The medium obscured the message. -- Christopher Moore
  • Many of the ugly pages of American history have been obscured and forgotten -- Martin Luther
  • Hope was always out ahead of fact, possibility obscured the outlines of reality. -- Wallace Stegner
  • There is someone warming up in the Giants' bullpen, but he's obscured by his number. -- Jerry Coleman
  • The past is a palimpsest. Early memories are always obscured by accumulations of later knowledge. -- Pat Barker
  • Even the brightest sun can be obscured by clouds, this is the power of nature. -- Aditya Ajmera
  • Truth, like the sun, submits to be obscured; but, like the sun, only for a time. -- Christian Nestell Bovee
  • An excellent conception can be quite obscured by faulty technical execution or clarified by faultless technique. -- Edward Weston
  • Naturally, when life's lessons knock at the door of our life, happiness can be momentarily obscured. -- Michael Beckwith
  • Thought began to take over and obscured the simple yet profound joy of connectedness with being. -- Eckhart Tolle
  • When the Sun Clearest shineth Serenest in the heaven, Quickly are obscured All over the earth Other stars. -- Alfred the Great
  • One thing I love about politicians; they won't allow the truth to be obscured by a bunch of facts. -- Quentin R. Bufogle
  • Our exclusive dependence on rational thought and language has obscured our natural ability to sense the flow of energy. -- Ilchi Lee
  • For the recognition of private property has really harmed Individualism, and obscured it, by confusing a man with what he possesses. -- Oscar Wilde
  • I know that at the core of each religion there is the truth, heavily obscured in some cases, but it's there. -- Eckhart Tolle
  • ...yes, in the obscured sky a moon does float, newly, a wishing moon, a sliver of ancient rock, a goddess, a wink. -- Margaret Atwood
  • Politics deals with a common-sense approach to the imponderables of history, that I think are obscured by a certain kind of rationalism. -- Reinhold Niebuhr
  • It is always a sad thing to understand those who were once obscured by the mystery and intangibility of the thoughtlessly loved. -- Howard Spring
  • I cross out words so you will see them more; the fact that they are obscured makes you want to read them. -- Jean-Michel Basquiat
  • The emotion of beauty is always obscured by the appearance of the object. Therefore, the object must be eliminated from the picture. -- Piet Mondrian
  • Dealing with Hollywood and commercial entertainment, you always have to worry that the political message is going to be skewed or obscured. -- Cleve Jones
  • I like having some things very clear while other things are obscured...so that it kind of keeps coming into and out of focus. -- Jonathan Meiburg
  • She continued weeping until the heat of her tear water, the sheer velocity of its flow, finally obscured the already vague circumstances of its origins. -- Tom Robbins
  • Sometimes I wore a fringe so deep it obscured the way ahead. This hardly mattered. There were always others to look where I was going. -- Quentin Crisp
  • There is a light within each of us that can never be diminished or extinguished. It can only be obscured by forgetting who we are -- Deepak Chopra
  • Fanciful spiritualizing, so far from yielding God's meaning, actually obscured it. The literal sense is itself the spiritual sense, coming from God and leading to Him. -- J. I. Packer
  • Homeschool history tells of more than two centuries of home-teaching influence on American education, although it has been largely obscured by the drawn curtains of conventional bias. -- Raymond S. Moore
  • Though Rome's gross yoke Drops off, no more to be endured, Her teaching is not so obscured By errors and perversities, That no truth shines athwart the lies. -- Robert Browning
  • When you think of how a child experiences a series of events, it feels, for so long, like she's looking at everything from behind this glass and it's obscured. -- Jacqueline Woodson
  • 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
  • The experience of going to the other side to nirvana clarifies and simplifies your view of all things. You see the world with greater clarity, because it is not obscured by illusions. -- Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell
  • Childhood memories are sometimes covered and obscured beneath the things that come later, like childhood toys forgotten at the bottom of a crammed adult closet, but they are never lost for good. -- Neil Gaiman
  • Humble yourself before the Lord and he will lift you high. People who are gentle, humble and able always have a great ending no matter how small and where obscured they have started! -- Israelmore Ayivor
  • He who approaches the temple of the Muses without inspiration, in the belief that craftsmanship alone suffices, will remain a bungler and his presumptuous poetry will be obscured by the songs of the maniacs." -- Plato