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I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity.
If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.
Ignorance seldom vaults into knowledge, but passes into it through an intermediate state of obscurity, even as night into day through twilight.
Many things prevent knowledge, including the obscurity of the subject and the brevity of human life
Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood.
Art will never come except from some small disregarded corner where an isolated and inspired man is studying the mysteries of nature.
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
Whatever happens to the art world, art will go on regardless. As for obscurity, it looms just over the horizon beckoning us all. Why worry.
I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.
Piracy is not the problem, obscurity is.
There is enough light for those who only desire to see, and enough obscurity for those who have a contrary disposition
Permit us to labor on in obscurity, and at the end of twenty years you may hear from us again.
The problem for most artists isn't piracy, it's obscurity.
Avoid an unusual and unfamiliar word just as you would a reef.
When the artist ... intends from the beginning to be obscure and take obscurity as his objective or goal for its own sake and wishes to astonish, shock, and seem mysterious, that is a swindle.
A man will work and slave in obscurity for ten years and then become famous in ten minutes.
Philosophical reflection could not leave the relation of mind and spirit in the obscurity which had satisfied the needs of the naive consciousness.
Well has he lived who has lived well in obscurity.
Obscurity is dispelled by augmenting the light of discernment, not by attacking the darkness.
As touching the gods, I do not know whether they exist or not, nor how they are featured; for there is much to prevent our knowing: the obscurity of the subject and the brevity of human life.
Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality.
Should not every apartment in which man dwells be lofty enough to create some obscurity overhead, where flickering shadows may play at evening about the rafters?
I never knew how good it is to be unknown until now. The last time I was unknown I was too busy trying to become known to realize the advantages of obscurity.
The big problem isn’t piracy, it’s obscurity.
Celebrity is just obscurity biding its time.
He who has lived obscurely and quietly has lived well.
Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
I did what I could to inflate the rumor I was on my way to stardom. What I was on my way to, by any mathematical standards known to man, was oblivion, by way of obscurity.
Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
Artists are the best theologians. They feel things that are true before theologians can jargonize them into obscurity.
The production of obscurity in Paris compares to the production of motor cars in Detroit in the great period of American industry.
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen.
Time in its irresistible and ceaseless flow carries along on its flood all created things and drowns them in the depths of obscurity.
One must choose between obscurity with efficiency, and fame with its inevitable collateral of bluff.
The origins of poetry are clearly rooted in obscurity, in secretiveness, in incantation, in spells that must at once invoke and protect, tell the secret and keep it.
The line between greatness and obscurity is very, very small.
I was by birth a gentleman, living neither in any considerable height nor yet in obscurity.
When we really worship anything, we love not only its clearness but its obscurity. We exult in its very invisibility.
Some people find clarity threatening. They like muddle, confusion, obscurity. So when somebody does no more than speak clearly it sounds threatening.
It is not a question of skimming the surface of the art, it must be probed to its depths, for to seize upon superficial things only is to degenerate into mediocrity and obscurity.
Life is an ordeal, albeit an exciting one, but I wouldn't trade it for the good old days of poverty and obscurity.
I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works.
Obscurity can be a fire of ambition in those who have stalwart souls
Be wary of passing the judgment: obscure. To find something obscure poses no difficult, elephants and poodles find many things obscure.
It is better to be famous than notorious, but better to be notorious than obscure.
You need a platform upon which to release an orchestral record, otherwise it's just going to be an obscurity.
My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the decent obscurity of a learned language.
No simplicity of mind, no obscurity of station, can escape the universal duty of questioning all that we believe.
Obscurantism is the academic theorist's revenge on society for having consigned him or her to relative obscurity - a way of proclaiming one's superiority in the face of one's diminished influence.
As the pearl ripens in the obscurity of its shell, so ripens in the tomb all the fame that is truly precious.