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Oblivion quotes by Ernest Becker
#1. Man's best efforts seem utterly fallible without appeal to something higher for justification, some conceptual support for the meaning of one's life from a transcendental dimension of some kind. As this belief has to absorb man's basic terror, it cannot be merely abstract but must be rooted in the emotions, in an inner feeling that one is secure in something stronger, larger, more important than one's own strength and life. It is as though one were to say: "My life pulse ebbs, I fade away into oblivion, but "God" (or "It) remains, even grows more glorious with and through my living sacrifice." At least, this feeling is belief at its most effective for the individual. #Quote by Ernest Becker
Oblivion quotes by Irvine Welsh
#2. I'm glad our slivers of existence intersected in a Venn diagram between the crushing slabs of oblivion on either side of them #Quote by Irvine Welsh
Oblivion quotes by Memphis Minnie
#3. What's the Matter with the Mill? #Quote by Memphis Minnie
Oblivion quotes by Stephenie Meyer
#4. I stared into her eyes, wide under the thick fringe of lashes, and yearned for sleep. Not for oblivion, as I had before, not to escape boredom, but because I wanted to *dream*. Maybe, if I could be unconscious, if I could dream, I could live for a few hours in a world where she and I could be together. She dreamed of me. I wanted to dream of her. #Quote by Stephenie Meyer
Oblivion quotes by Czesław Miłosz
#5. In Rome on the Campo dei Fiori
Baskets of olives and lemons,
Cobbles spattered with wine
And the wreckage of flowers.
Vendors cover the trestles
With rose-pink fish;
Armfuls of dark grapes
Heaped on peach-down.

On this same square
They burned Giordano Bruno.
Henchmen kindled the pyre
Close-pressed by the mob.
Before the flames had died
The taverns were full again,
Baskets of olives and lemons
Again on the vendors' shoulders.

I thought of the Campo dei Fiori
In Warsaw by the sky-carousel
One clear spring evening
To the strains of a carnival tune.
The bright melody drowned
The salvos from the ghetto wall,
And couples were flying
High in the cloudless sky.

At times wind from the burning
Would drift dark kites along
And riders on the carousel
Caught petals in midair.
That same hot wind
Blew open the skirts of the girls
And the crowds were laughing
On that beautiful Warsaw Sunday.

Someone will read as moral
That the people of Rome or Warsaw
Haggle, laugh, make love
As they pass by martyrs' pyres.
Someone else will read
Of the passing of things human,
Of the oblivion
Born before the flames have died.

But that day I thought only
Of the loneliness of the dying,
Of how, when Giordano
Climbed to his burning
There were no words
In any h #Quote by Czesław Miłosz
Oblivion quotes by Lee Sandlin
#6. War ends at the moment when peace permanently wins out. Not when the articles of surrender are signed or the last shot is fired, but when the last shout of a sidewalk battle fades, when the next generation starts to wonder whether the whole thing ever really happened. World War II ended as war always ends -- by trailing off into nothingness and doubt. Its final monument has never been seen by mortal eyes. It's a phantom image at the edge of a rumor: an unmarked grave in the depths of the South American jungle where a weird and decrepit old man, half forgotten by the world, at last entered the lists of oblivion. #Quote by Lee Sandlin
Oblivion quotes by Robert Jordan
#7. only the dead could afford oblivion. #Quote by Robert Jordan
Oblivion quotes by Pliny The Elder
#8. God has no power over the past except to cover it with oblivion. #Quote by Pliny The Elder
Oblivion quotes by Henri Bergson
#9. Materiality begets oblivion. #Quote by Henri Bergson
Oblivion quotes by Markus Zusak
#10. For a long time, she sat and saw.
She had seen her brother die with one eye open, on still in a dream. She had said goodbye to her mother and imagined her lonely wait for a train back home to oblivion. A woman of wire had laid herself down, her scream traveling the street, till it fell sideways like a rolling coin starved of momentum. A young man was hung by a rope made of Stalingrad snow. She had watched a bomber pilot die in a metal case. She had seen a Jewish man who had twice given her the most beautiful pages of her life marched to a concentration camp. And at the center of all of it, she saw the Fuhrer shouting his words and passing them around.
Those images were the world, and it stewed in her as she sat with the lovely books and their manicured titles. It brewed in her as she eyed the pages full to the brims of their bellies with paragraphs and words. #Quote by Markus Zusak
Oblivion quotes by Ophelia Callens
#11. - What's with this obsession over fire?
- It draws you into drunken oblivion. #Quote by Ophelia Callens
Oblivion quotes by D.R. Khashaba
#12. The ruinous abdication by philosophy of its rightful domain is the consequence of the oblivion of philosophers to a great insight first beheld clearly by Socrates and re-affirmed by Kant as by no other philosopher. Science, concerned solely and exclusively with objective existents, cannot give answers to questions about meanings and values. Only ideas engendered by the mind and to be found nowhere but in the mind (Socrates), only the pure transcendental forms supplied by reason (Kant), can secure the ideals and values and put us in touch with the realities that constitute our moral and spiritual life. Twenty-four centuries after Socrates, two centuries after Kant, we badly need to re-learn the lesson. #Quote by D.R. Khashaba
Oblivion quotes by Chris Erzfeld
#13. One book will often not change your life so dramatically that nothing will ever be the same again. But if you play the margin game to perfection, where you push the envelope ever so slightly, the right books over a lifetime will determine if you will lead an average life in oblivion; or if you will live a truly wonderful life worth reading about. #Quote by Chris Erzfeld
Oblivion quotes by Audre Lorde
#14. The principal horror of any system which defines the good in terms of profit rather than in terms of human need, or which defines the human need to the exclusion of the psychic and emotional components of that need - the principal horror of such a system is that it robs our work of its erotic value, its erotic power and life appeal and fulfillment. Such a system reduces work to a travesty of necessities, a duty by which we earn bread or oblivion for ourselves and those we love. But this is tantamount to blinding a painter and then telling her to improve her work, and to enjoy the act of painting. It's not only next to impossible, it is also profoundly cruel. #Quote by Audre Lorde
Oblivion quotes by Thomas Carlyle
#15. Without oblivion, there is no remembrance possible. When both oblivion and memory are wise, when the general soul of man is clear, melodious, true, there may come a modern Iliad as memorial of the Past. #Quote by Thomas Carlyle
Oblivion quotes by Terry Pratchett
#16. The Death of the Disc was a traditionalist who prided himself on his personal service and spent most of the time being depressed because this was not appreciated. He would point out that no one feared death itself, just pain and separation and oblivion, and that it was quite unreasonable to take against someone just because he had empty eye sockets and a quiet pride in his work. He still used a scythe, he'd point out, while the Deaths of other worlds had long ago invested in combine harvesters. #Quote by Terry Pratchett
Oblivion quotes by Bryant McGill
#17. For the vile human pigs in life; the sloppy, disheveled, uncaring dregs, the ungrateful, and especially for the vicious, negative emotional peasants - there will only continue to be the hard and painful lessons you so desperately need. The invisible hand will hold you in your wretched place until your last breath - unless you evolve. If you are cruel and ignorant the invisible fist will pound you into oblivion until you submit, humble yourself and soften your hard heart. #Quote by Bryant McGill
Oblivion quotes by Bernard Kelvin Clive
#18. The world is fast changing and until you learn to adapt and adjust to stand out from the masses, you will fade into oblivion #Quote by Bernard Kelvin Clive
Oblivion quotes by Jerry Stahl
#19. This was the history of the world. Recovery and collapse, despair and relief. The dialectic of clean and dirty. Every time is worse than the time before. The bad things come, days and nights and days and nights get so unbelievably fucked up, unbelievably fast, but in the end
if there is an end
everybody's best self just slogs forward, one stagger, one fall, one day, one 'what the fuck just happened?' moment of oblivion and soul-broken joy at a time. All we have to do is not die. #Quote by Jerry Stahl
Oblivion quotes by Alton Tobey
#20. I have, at times, been absorbed in my work to the point of complete self-oblivion. Once I worked for thirty-six hours without a break - to complete exhaustion; and while I was in the middle of it I didn't even notice. #Quote by Alton Tobey
Oblivion quotes by Ernest Becker
#21. He has no doubts, there is nothing you can say to sway him, to give him hope or trust. He is a miserable animal whose body decays, who will die, who will pass into dust and oblivion, disappear forever not only in this world but in all the possible dimensions of the universe, whose life serves no conceivable purpose, who may as well not have been born, and so on and so forth. #Quote by Ernest Becker
Oblivion quotes by Sufjan Stevens
#22. I love kissing. If I could kiss all day, I would. I can't stop thinking about kissing. I like kissing more than sex because there's no end to it. You can kiss forever. You can kiss yourself into oblivion. You can kiss all over the body. You can kiss yourself to sleep. And when you wake up, you can't stop thinking about kissing. Dammit, I can't get anything done because I'm so busy thinking about kissing. Kissing is madness! But it's absolute paradise, if you can find a good kisser. #Quote by Sufjan Stevens
Oblivion quotes by Veronica Roth
#23. This is how the Dauntless mourn: by chasing grief into the oblivion of alcohol and leaving it there. #Quote by Veronica Roth
Oblivion quotes by A.D. Miller
#24. From above you could see the chaos of entangled plots on the other side of the road, and a couple of tough tethered goats, and the glint of a frozen pond somewhere in the trees. Above them the sun was shining vaguely through the milky November sky, old but strong. In April – between the thaw and the jungly green explosion of summer – or in raw mid-October, I bet the same view would have been barren and depressing. But when we stood there all the bits of old tractors and discarded refrigerators, the shoals of empty vodka bottles and dead animals that tend to litter the Russian countryside were invisible, smothered by the annual oblivion of the snow. The snow let you forget the scars and blemishes, like temporary amnesia for a bad conscience. #Quote by A.D. Miller
Oblivion quotes by Sergio De La Pava
#25. Only the unimaginative fear death when it's oblivion that cuts deepest. #Quote by Sergio De La Pava
Oblivion quotes by Hans Erich Nossack
#26. Why go on? I mean, why record all this? Wouldn't it be better to surrender it to oblivion for all time? For those who were there certainly don't have to read it. And the others, and those who will come later? What if they read it only to enjoy something strange and uncanny and to make themselves feel more alive? Does it take an apocalypse to do that? Or a descent into the underworld? #Quote by Hans Erich Nossack
Oblivion quotes by Faiqa Mansab
#27. Poor Chameli. Born an anomaly and abandoned at birth. God knows what she must have gone through as a child. How many times must she have been molested, raped and abused while she struggled to make sense of her place in life? And then one day, just like that, she was butchered. The end.

Why did I even bother to get up every day? Whose dreams came true? Who found love? Which one of us was happy and secure?

Life is faithless. It is death alone that walks faithfully alongside us, from the day we are born until the day it finally takes us into its cool, dark embrace.

Life is exacting and cruel. Death is calm oblivion. Life betrays everyone while death, without fail, always finds us. #Quote by Faiqa Mansab
Oblivion quotes by Margaret Atwood
#28. Most of us will. We'll choose knowledge no matter what, we'll maim ourselves in the process, we'll stick our hands into the flames for it if necessary. Curiosity is not our only motive: love or grief or despair or hatred is what drives us on. We'll spy relentlessly on the dead: we'll open their letters, we'll read their journals, we'll go through their trash, hoping for a hint, a final word, an explanation, from those who have deserted us--who've left us holding the bag, which is often a good deal emptier than we'd supposed.

But what about those who plant such clues, for us to stumble on? Why do they bother? Egotism? Pity? Revenge? A simple claim to existence, like scribbling your initials on a washroom wall? The combination of presence and anonymity--confession without penance, truth without consequences--it has its attractions. Getting the blood off your hands, one way or another.

Those who leave such evidence can scarcely complain if strangers come along afterwards and poke their noses into every single thing that would once have been none of their business. And not only strangers: lovers, friends, relations. We're voyeurs, all of us. Why should we assume that anything in the past is ours for the taking, simply because we've found it? We're all grave robbers, once we open the doors locked by others.

But only locked. The rooms and their contents have been left intact. If those leaving them had wanted oblivion, there was always fire. #Quote by Margaret Atwood
Oblivion quotes by Ally Condie
#29. Life, Death, and Oblivion always at my fingertips #Quote by Ally Condie
Oblivion quotes by J.M. Coetzee
#30. If there were a way of putting an end to himself by some purely mental act he would put an end to himself at once, without further ado. His mind is full of stories of people who bring about their end - who methodically pay bills, write goodbye notes, burn old love letters, label keys, and then, once everything is in order, don their Sunday best and swallow down pills they have hoarded for the occasion and settle themselves on their neatly made beds and compose features for oblivion. Heroes all of them, unsung, unlauded. I am resolved not to be of any trouble. #Quote by J.M. Coetzee
Oblivion quotes by Lord Dunsany
#31. The witch approached it and pared its edges with a sword that she drew from her thigh. Then she sat down beside it on the earth and sang to it while it cooled. Not like the runes that enraged the flames was the song she sang to the sword: she whose curses had blasted the fire till it shrivelled big logs of oak crooned now a melody like a wind in summer blowing from wild wood gardens that no man tended, down valleys loved once by children, now lost to them but for dreams, a song of such memories as lurk and hide along the edges of oblivion, now flashing from beautiful years of glimpse of some golden moment, now passing swiftly out of remembrance again, to go back to the shades of oblivion, and leaving on the mind those faintest traces of little shining feet which when dimly perceived by us are called regrets. She sang of old Summer noons in the time of harebells: she sang on that high dark heath a song that seemed so full of mornings and evenings preserved with all their dews by her magical craft from days that had else been lost, that Alveric wondered of each small wandering wing, that her fire had lured from the dusk, if this were the ghost of some day lost to man, called up by the force of her song from times that were fairer. #Quote by Lord Dunsany
Oblivion quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#32. I helped you. I did! I put him where you told me to. (Basi)
You didn't do shit, except whine and piss me off! (Apollymi)
(Apollymi blasted her into oblivion.) #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Oblivion quotes by Mirza Tahir Ahmad
#33. It is extremely difficult for believers, if not impossible, to draw a clear line between the facts and fantasies of their beliefs. Most often they are raised as children in the cradle of faith and, before they ever become capable of judging the truth or falsehood of their beliefs, they already become an integral part of their system. The few who awaken from their mental state of lethargy and oblivion do so at the cost of their religion but seldom admit this fact publicly. They keep wearing the same garb under the same title so that despite the loss of faith their religion continues to survive merely as a symbol of identity. This, unfortunately, is the fate of all religions which deny rationality any instrumental role in judging the validity of their beliefs. #Quote by Mirza Tahir Ahmad
Oblivion quotes by Paul Harding
#34. But it's a curse, a condemnation, like an act of provocation, to have been aroused from not being, to have been conjured up from a clot of dirt and hay and lit on fire and sent stumbling among the rocks and bones of this ruthless earth to weep and worry and wreak havoc and ponder little more than the impending return to oblivion, to invent hopes that are as elaborate as they are fraudulent and poorly constructed, and that burn off the moment they are dedicated, if not before, and are at best only true as we invent them for ourselves or tell them to others, around a fire, in a hovel, while we all freeze or starve or plot or contemplate treachery or betrayal or murder or despair of love, or make daughters and elaborately rejoice in them so that when they are cut down even more despair can be wrung from our hearts, which prove only to have been made for the purpose of being broken. And worse still, because broken hearts continue beating. #Quote by Paul Harding
Oblivion quotes by Project Itoh
#35. To depart without giving a reason why is to leave a curse on those you leave behind. Questions linger: Why didn't i realize something was wrong? What could I have done differently? Was it my fault? And, of course, the dead don't reply. So there's basically no way to lift the curse. Time is a great healer, but an imperfect one, as anyone who has ever been assaulted in the dead of night by uneasy, shameful feelings knows. Even those memories consigned to oblivion by the conscious mind may still be in there somewhere, lurking, never completely forgotten by the unconscious mind. #Quote by Project Itoh
Oblivion quotes by V.S. Kemanis
#36. No name, no number, but she remembered him, his eyes the color of shadow, his arms the shape of oblivion, a voice lulling her, beckoning her into the surf. His name was Brad or Tom or Steve ... or was it Rick? Ten years ago his voice had been the same, supplicating and tender with the promise of fairytale. #Quote by V.S. Kemanis
Oblivion quotes by Margaret Cavendish
#37. Pain and Oblivion make mankind afraid to die; but all creatures are afraid of the one, none but mankind afraid of the other. #Quote by Margaret Cavendish
Oblivion quotes by Horace
#38. I have reared a memorial more enduring than brass, and loftier than the regal structure of the pyramids, which neither the corroding shower nor the powerless north wind can destroy; no, not even unending years nor the flight of time itself. I shall not entirely die. The greater part of me shall escape oblivion.
[Lat., Exegi monumentum aera perennius
Regalique situ pyramidum altius,
Quod non imber edax, non Aquilo impotens
Possit diruere aut innumerabilis
Annorum series et fuga temporum.
Non omnis moriar, multaque pars mei
Vitabit Libitinam.] #Quote by Horace
Oblivion quotes by Thomas Browne
#39. Oblivion is not to be hired: The greater part must be content to be as though they had not been, to be found in the Register of God, not in the record of man. #Quote by Thomas Browne
Oblivion quotes by M.A. George
#40. But you know as well as I do that anger won't solve anything."
"I beg to differ," he shrugged. "Anger can be quite rewarding ... at least for those of us who have the option of blasting our enemies to oblivion. #Quote by M.A. George
Oblivion quotes by Chloe Neill
#41. Together the magicks swirled and danced around us, invisible but tangible, like an breeze. This wasn't defensive or offensive magic. It wasn't used to gather information, for strategy or diplomacy, or to fight a war against supernatural enemy.
It simply was.
It was fundamental, inexorable. It was nothing and everything, infinity and oblivion, from the magnificent furnace of a star to the electrons that hummed in an atom. It was life and death and everything in between, the urge to fight and grow and swim and fly. It was a cascade of water across boulders, the slow-moving advance of mountain glaciers, the march of time. #Quote by Chloe Neill
Oblivion quotes by John Updike
#42. The universe is a pointless, self running machine, and we are insignificant by-products, whom death will tuck back into oblivion, with or without holy fanfare. #Quote by John Updike
Oblivion quotes by Ian McEwan
#43. I like to think that it isn't weakness or evasion, but a final act of kindness, a stand against oblivion and despair, ... #Quote by Ian McEwan
Oblivion quotes by Andy Irons
#44. I surf because it keeps my life at an even keel, without it I would tip into the oblivion. #Quote by Andy Irons
Oblivion quotes by Logan Pearsall Smith
#45. All my life, as down an abyss without a bottom. I have been pouring van loads of information into that vacancy of oblivion I call my mind. #Quote by Logan Pearsall Smith
Oblivion quotes by Pushpa Rana
#46. There was existence in oblivion; there is you in oblivion. #Quote by Pushpa Rana
Oblivion quotes by Jorge Luis Borges
#47. So my life is a point-counterpoint, a kind of fugue, and a falling away–and everything winds up being lost to me, and everything falls into oblivion, or into the hands of the other man. #Quote by Jorge Luis Borges
Oblivion quotes by Frederick Lenz
#48. You can just stay in oblivion, going through your days and your life and your experiences, staying with your friends, family. If that suits you, it's good. But for some people, it's not enough. #Quote by Frederick Lenz
Oblivion quotes by D.H. Lawrence
#49. Sing then the core of dark and absolute oblivion where the soul at last is lost in utter peace. #Quote by D.H. Lawrence
Oblivion quotes by Tessa Bailey
#50. Next time you bend over a table, I'm going to wrap all that hair around my fist and pull your head back. I want to watch your eyes glaze over when I fuck you into oblivion. #Quote by Tessa Bailey
Oblivion quotes by Yann Martel
#51. This tiny habitation on wheels, with bit parts of the living room, the washroom, and the fireplace, is a pathetic admission that human life is no more than this: an attempt to feel at home while racing towards oblivion. He #Quote by Yann Martel
Oblivion quotes by Roland Barthes
#52. The imperfect is the tense of fascination: it seems to be alive and yet it doesn't move: imperfect presence, imperfect death; neither oblivion nor resurrection; simply the exhausting lure of memory. From the start, greedy to play a role, scenes take their position in memory: often I feel this, I foresee this, at the very moment when these scenes are forming. - This theater of time is very contrary of the search of lost time; for I remember pathetically, punctually, and not philosophically, discursively: I remember in order to be unhappy/happy - not in order to understand. I do not write, I do not shut myself up in order to write the enormous novel of time recaptured. #Quote by Roland Barthes
Oblivion quotes by Jimmy Piersall
#53. I want the world to know that people like me who have returned from the half-world of mental oblivion are not forever contaminated. We have been sick. #Quote by Jimmy Piersall
Oblivion quotes by Plamen Chetelyazov
#54. I am going to add a cold beer. Why not a bottle of whiskey? Because my story is cheap and cannot afford such props. Goddamn, even my imagination is not wealthy enough to order a bottle of Jack! #Quote by Plamen Chetelyazov
Oblivion quotes by Lewis Black
#55. Americans continue to rapidly homogenize ourselves into a neutered oblivion. For a country founded on the protection of the unique, we relish our sameness. #Quote by Lewis Black
Oblivion quotes by Ottessa Moshfegh
#56. She was an expert at conflating canned advice with any excuse for drinking to oblivion. #Quote by Ottessa Moshfegh
Oblivion quotes by Nicole Brossard
#57. Yet the voice could take fright. This Kathy Kerouac foresaw only too well when syllables suddenly started coming out of her mouth like little fragments of oblivion giving her the impression she was contradicting herself. It was in these moments, when words were both true and false, solemn and light, on the tip of her tongue and deep in the throat, that space shrank in her mouth like a hard-felt blow. #Quote by Nicole Brossard
Oblivion quotes by Eugene Lim
#58. This time it was true death we heard - oblivion, void, the absolute - and the beauty of the experience was rooted in our sadness in acknowledging living within it. That's what True Death would say. Not I'm coming for you but You always dwell within me. #Quote by Eugene Lim
Oblivion quotes by John Marsden
#59. It struck me that Lee was in many ways our true hero. Lee was the one who did the dirtiest jobs, quietly, without fuss, without going into big emotional scenes. He was so efficient, so reliable, so brave. Whenever we fell short, he made up the gap. I'm not just talking about the red hot moments, when enemy soldiers were shooting at us, when we were within a moment of death. I'm talking about the sourer times too, when we were so tired we could hardly remember to breathe, or we were so bored we'd pick at each other just for something to do, or so distressed we'd wish a soldier would come along and blow us into oblivion with an M16. At all those times Lee stood strong. He was like the Wirrawee grain silo. You could see the grain silo from miles away, tall and reliable. It stood for Wirrawee, and it gave you a safe comforting feeling to know it was there. That was how I'd felt about Lee during the war. #Quote by John Marsden
Oblivion quotes by Kirsten Beyer
#60. Faith is not a crime. Blind obedience should be. Too many years wasted in strict adherence to fabricated laws could damn a religion to oblivion. #Quote by Kirsten Beyer
Oblivion quotes by Mason Cooley
#61. The ninety percent of human experience that does not fit into established narrative patterns falls into oblivion. #Quote by Mason Cooley
Oblivion quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#62. Why would Acheron care about any of this? (M'Adoc)
Not him, his mother. Remember her? Tall angry blond bitch who seriously spanked her whole family into oblivion over a hangnail? (Deimos) #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Oblivion quotes by Mihai Eminescu
#63. Much as oblivion is the death of sorrow
So death is life's forgetfulness #Quote by Mihai Eminescu
Oblivion quotes by Philip Larkin
#64. Beneath it all, desire of oblivion runs:
Despite the artful tensions of the calendar,
The life insurance, the tabled fertility rites,
The costly aversion of the eyes from death-
Beneath it all, desire of oblivion runs. #Quote by Philip Larkin
Oblivion quotes by Siri Hustvedt
#65. I had read my way not to knowledge but into an inscrutable oblivion. #Quote by Siri Hustvedt
Oblivion quotes by Irene Wendy Wode
#66. Is autism a disease?

If a woman asked me right now, "but wouldn't you rather be cured?" I'd reply, "would you like to be cured of being a woman?"

Autism, like womanhood, is painful, and difficult, and not made easy by the structure of our society. But it is who we are.

There are treatments that can make certain aspects easier, yes. But there is no whole cure because there is no whole disease.

Some women take birth control to reduce the effects of PMS or PMDD, to stop their bodies from being so at odds with the world, to make living just a little more easy, a little more comfortable. But it is not for every woman, it does not change the fact that they are a woman, and it does not change the sexism that they face every day, all the problems that result from the fact of society being built to serve people who are not them.

I'd like treatments for autistic people to be seen in the same light. Medicine's priority should be to improve quality of life, not to make a person more palatable to society.

Society must be forced to deal with these people because these people will not be easily consigned to oblivion. #Quote by Irene Wendy Wode
Oblivion quotes by Siri Hustvedt
#67. We all start out the same in our mothers' wombs. We, all of us, when floating in the amniotic sea of our earliest oblivion, have gonads. If the Y chromosome didn't swoop in to act on the gonads of some of us and make testes, we would all become women. In biology, the Genesis story is reversed: Adam becomes Adam out of Eve, not the other way around. #Quote by Siri Hustvedt
Oblivion quotes by Richard De Bury Translated By E.C.Thomas
#68. In books I meet the dead as if they were alive,
in books I see what is yet to come ...
All things decay and pass with time ...
all fame would fall victim to oblivion
if God had not given mortal men the book to aid them. #Quote by Richard De Bury Translated By E.C.Thomas
Oblivion quotes by Thomas Browne
#69. Darknesse and light divide the course of time, and oblivion snares with memory, a great part even of our living beings; we slightly remember our felicities, and the smartest stroaks of affliction leave but short smart upon us. Sense endureth no extremities, and sorrows destroy us or themselves. To weep into stones are fables. Afflictions induce callosities, miseries are slippery, or fall like snow upon us, which notwithstanding is no unhappy stupidity. To be ignorant of evils to come, and forgetfull of evils past, is a mercifull provision in nature, whereby we digest the mixture of our few and evil days, and our delivered senses not relapsing into cutting rememberances, our sorrows are not kept raw by the edge of repetitions. #Quote by Thomas Browne
Oblivion quotes by Tadeusz Konwicki
#70. There are no good or evil people. There is only a great, unfathomable mob trampling itself underfoot. The life-giving sources of the old morality have dried up and vanished in the sands of oblivion. There's no other source to draw from, no place to refresh oneself. There is no example, no inspiration. It is night. A night of indifference, apathy, chaos. #Quote by Tadeusz Konwicki
Oblivion quotes by Steve Hagen
#71. We have all sorts of stories about heaven and hell, about oblivion and nothingness, about 'coming back,' and so on. But they are all stories. #Quote by Steve Hagen
Oblivion quotes by Seneca The Younger
#72. The deep waters of time will flow over us: only a few men of genius will lift a head above the surface, and though doomed eventually to pass into the same silence, will fight against oblivion and for a long time hold their own. #Quote by Seneca The Younger
Oblivion quotes by Emmanuelle Soni-Dessaigne
#73. I write you from a miss
A train station and a farewell
I write from a seashell
The wave, the trace of its kiss

I write you from a space
A bud, under the light of spring
I write you from a ruin
This red flower, in my chest

I write you to say a silence
(The world is just an appearance)

I write you from the shadow
From oblivion, you remember?
I write you from a misty window
Your name, of breath and letters

I write you from my soul
This fire, and this scream

I write you to talk about me
This emptiness, embraced between your arms

-and for all that is missing
Another one will be saying. #Quote by Emmanuelle Soni-Dessaigne
Oblivion quotes by Barbara Bretton
#74. Sometimes the little voices in your head were all that stood between you and oblivion. #Quote by Barbara Bretton
Oblivion quotes by Jean-Christophe Valtat
#75. I didn't like what that word-'childhood'-conjured up, or rather, I didn't like the way most people use it: that presumption of innocence and starry-eyed wonder. The only good thing about childhood is that no one really remembers it, or rather, that's the only thing about it to like: this forgetting. What else could possibly lie beneath that blissful oblivion but shame: a dark knowledge of that terrible badge of weakness, that inescapable servitude (bearable only thanks to the slow revelation that we could inflict cruelty and evil on the weaker kids), a sickening awareness that just about everything there is to understand was beyond us, made even worse by the lies and inaccuracies that adults feel entitled to spread around, deliberately, or because they don't know any better, about themselves or about the nature of reality? #Quote by Jean-Christophe Valtat
Oblivion quotes by Jorge Luis Borges
#76. Thus my life is a flight and I lose everything and everything belongs to oblivion, or to him. #Quote by Jorge Luis Borges
Oblivion quotes by John Saul
#77. She stood a little straighter, closed her eyes, and raised her arms in embrace of her final act.

The she took a deep breath and dove, headfirst--face-first--into oblivion #Quote by John Saul
Oblivion quotes by Sergey Biryuzov
#78. We ceased to deal seriously with mobile combat. We relegated to oblivion the fundamentals of combat-in-depth tactics and of combined arms maneuvers which had been widespread before the Finnish campaign. #Quote by Sergey Biryuzov
Oblivion quotes by Georges Perec
#79. I would like there to exist spaces that are stable, unmoving, intangible, untouched and almost untouchable, unchanging, deep-rooted; places that might be points of reference, of departure, of origin:

My birthpalce, the cradle of my family, the house where I may have been born, the tree I may have seen grow (that my father may have planted the day I was born), the attic of my childhood filled with intact memories . . .

Such places don't exist, and it's because they do'nt exist that space becomes a question, ceases to be self-evident, ceases to be incorporated, ceases to be appropriated. Space is a doubt: I have constantly to mark it, to designate it, It is never mine, never given to me, I have to conquer it.

My spaces are fragile: time is going to wear them away, to destroy them. Nothing will any longer reseble waht was, my memories will betray me, oblivion will infiltrate my memory, I shall look at a few old yellowing photographs with broken edges without recognising them. The words 'Phone directory available within' or 'Snacks served at any hour' will no longer be written up in a semi-circle in white porcelain letter on the window of the little café in the Rue Coquillière.

Space melts like sand running through one's fingers. Time bears it away and leaves me only Shapeless shreds:

To write: to try meticulously to retain something, to cause something to survive; to wrest a few precise scraps from the void as it grows, #Quote by Georges Perec
Oblivion quotes by Thomas Carlyle
#80. Oblivion is the dark page, whereon Memory writes her light-beam characters, and makes them legible; were it all light, nothing could be read there, any more than if it were all darkness. #Quote by Thomas Carlyle
Oblivion quotes by H.P. Lovecraft
#81. In that shrieking the inmost soul of human fear and agony clawed hopelessly and insanely at the ebony gates of oblivion. #Quote by H.P. Lovecraft
Oblivion quotes by Itta Benhaiem-Keller
#82. I want to remember my past
To see before my eyes
The image of my parents
The house in which I grew up
The village in which my family lived for generations
I don't want to remember my past
I fear for what my memory
Might bring before my eyes
I wonder whether I can continue my life
If I'll rescue from oblivion
What I want to recall. #Quote by Itta Benhaiem-Keller
Oblivion quotes by Thomas Mann
#83. How good, he thinks, that she breathes in oblivion with every breath she draws! That in childhood each night is a deep wide gulf between one day and the next. #Quote by Thomas Mann
Oblivion quotes by Karen Marie Moning
#84. Lists had become my anchors. They got me through the days. The oblivion of sleep got me through the nights. #Quote by Karen Marie Moning
Oblivion quotes by Sophia Fermor
#85. There are some however more condescending, and gracious enough to confess, that many Women have wit and conduct; but yet they are of opinion, that even such of us as are most remarkable for either or both, still betray something which speaks the imbecility of our sex. Stale, thread-bare notions, which long since sunk'd with their own weight; and the extreme weakness of which seem'd to condemn to perpetual oblivion; till an ingenious writer, for want of something better to employ his pen about, was pleased lately to revive them in one of the weekly * papers, lest this age should be ignorant what fools there have been among his sex in former ones.

To give us a sample then of the wisdom of his sex, he tells us, that it was always the opinion of the wisest among them, that Women are never to be indulged the sweets of liberty; but ought to pass their whole lives in a state of subordination to the Men, and in an absolute dependance upon them. And the reason assigned for so extravagant an assertion, is our not having a sufficient capacity to govern ourselves. It must be observed, that so bold a tenet ought to have better proofs to support it, than the bare word of the persons who advance it; as their being parties so immediately concern'd, must render all they say of this kind highly suspect. #Quote by Sophia Fermor
Oblivion quotes by Ludwig Von Mises
#86. In their eagerness to eliminate from history any reference to individuais and individual events, collectivist authors resorted to a chimerical construction, the group mind or social mind.
At the end of the eighteenth and beginning of the nineteenth centuries German philologists began to study German medieval poetry, which had long since fallen into oblivion. Most of the epics they edited from old manuscripts were imitations of French works. The names of their authors - most of them knightly warriors in the service of dukes or counts - were known. These epics were not much to boast of. But there were two epics of a quite different character, genuinely original works of high literary value, far surpassing the conventional products of the courtiers: the Nibelungenlied and the Gudrun. The former is one of the great books of world literature and undoubtedly the outstanding poem Germany produced before the days of Goethe and Schiller. The names of the authors of these masterpieces were not handed down to posterity. Perhaps the poets belonged to the class of professional entertainers (Spielleute), who not only were snubbed by the nobility but had to endure mortifying legal disabilities. Perhaps they were heretical or Jewish, and the clergy was eager to make people forget them. At any rate the philologists called these two works "people's epics" (Volksepen). This term suggested to naive minds the idea that they were written not by individual authors but by the "people." The same #Quote by Ludwig Von Mises
Oblivion quotes by Iain M. Banks
#87. Well," the voice said, seemingly oblivious, "one thing that does happen when you live a long time is that you start to realise the essential futility of so much that we do, especially when you see the same patterns of behaviour repeated by succeeding generations and across different species. You see the same dreams, the same hopes, the same ambitions and aspirations, reiterated, and the same actions, the same courses and tactics and strategies, regurgitated, to the same predictable and often lamentable effects, and you start to think, So? Does it really matter? Why really are you bothering with all this? Are these not just further doomed, asinine ways of attempting to fill your vacuous, pointless existence, wedged slivered as it is between the boundless infinitudes of dark oblivion book-ending its utter triviality?" "Uh-huh, #Quote by Iain M. Banks
Oblivion quotes by Jen  Wilde
#88. Sometimes I see people at the supermarket or somewhere else, smiling and cheerfully making small talk with strangers and not looking tense or uncomfortable at all, and i just want to go up and ask them how they do it. How did they manage to do everything they need to do and go out in the world and be human without feeling the weight of it all questioning them into oblivion #Quote by Jen Wilde
Oblivion quotes by Hunter S. Thompson
#89. There was only one road back to L.A. - U.S. Interstate 15. Just a flat-out high speed burn through Baker and Barstow and Berdoo. Then onto the Hollywood Freeway, and straight on into frantic oblivion. Safety. Obscurity. #Quote by Hunter S. Thompson
Oblivion quotes by Kathryn Schulz
#90. The brevity of our lives breeds a kind of temporal parochialism - an ignorance of or an indifference to those planetary gears which turn more slowly than our own. #Quote by Kathryn Schulz
Oblivion quotes by Martin Prechtel
#91. Everything in Nature ran according to its own nature; the running of grass was in its growing, the running of rivers their flowing, granite bubbled up, cooled, compressed and crumbled, birds lived, flew, sang and died, everything did what it needed to do, each simultaneously running its own race, each by living according to its own nature together, never leaving any other part of the universe behind. The world's Holy things raced constantly together, not to win anything over the next, but to keep the entire surging diverse motion of the living world from grinding to a halt, which is why there is no end to that race; no finish line. That would be oblivion to all.
For the Indigenous Souls of all people who can still remember how to be real cultures, life is a race to be elegantly run, not a race to be competitively won. It cannot be won; it is the gift of the world's diverse beautiful motion that must be maintained. Because human life has been give the gift of our elegant motion, whether we limp, roll, crawl, stroll, or fly, it is an obligation to engender that elegance of motion in our daily lives in service of maintaining life by moving and living as beautifully as we can. All else has, to me, the familiar taste of that domineering warlike harshness that daily tries to cover its tracks in order to camouflage the deep ruts of some old, sick, grinding, ungainly need to flee away from the elegance of our original Indigenous human souls. Our attempt to avariciously conquer o #Quote by Martin Prechtel
Oblivion quotes by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
#92. Though I be shut in darkness, and become insentient dust blown idly here and there, I count oblivion a scant price to pay for having once had held against my lip life's brimming cup of hydromel and rue
for having once known woman's holy love and a child's kiss, and for a little space been boon companion to the Day and Night, Fed on the odors of the summer dawn, and folded in the beauty of the stars. Dear Lord, though I be changed to senseless clay, and serve the potter as he turns his wheel, I thank Thee for the gracious gift of tears! #Quote by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Oblivion quotes by Bliss Carman
#93. There is only one way in the world to be distinguished. Follow your instinct! Be yourself, and you'll be somebody. Be one more blind follower of the blind, and you will have the oblivion you desire. #Quote by Bliss Carman
Oblivion quotes by Euripides
#94. If a man rejoice not in his drinking, he is mad; for in drinking it's possible ... to fondle breasts, and to caress well tended locks, and there is dancing withal, and oblivion of woe. #Quote by Euripides
Oblivion quotes by Jonathan Aycliffe
#95. Oblivion, or an eternal sleep in which no pain could come to him again. #Quote by Jonathan Aycliffe
Oblivion quotes by Don DeLillo
#96. We feel a private thrill, admit it, at the sight of beauty in flames. We wish to blast all the fine old things to oblivion and replace them with tasteless identical
structures. #Quote by Don DeLillo
Oblivion quotes by Emmanuelle De Maupassant
#97. Forsaking all other thoughts, he rutted into her, in a fashion more animal than human. His eruption he held fast within, so that she squirmed against the sensation before accepting her own fall into oblivion, her walls pulsing to an echoing rhythm.

from The Gentlemen's Club #Quote by Emmanuelle De Maupassant
Oblivion quotes by J.K. Rowling
#98. Then she was kissing him as she had never kissed him before ... and it was blissful oblivion, better than firewhisky; she was the only real thing in the world. #Quote by J.K. Rowling
Oblivion quotes by Jeffrey Eugenides
#99. She kept her face to the floor, moving in her personal oblivion, her sunflower eyes fixed on the predicament of her life we would never understand. #Quote by Jeffrey Eugenides
Oblivion quotes by Patricia Gaffney
#100. I just tried to put myself in her place and figure out what would be the scariest thing. If I thought I might be dying. And it was being alone' ... 'To me,' she said, 'the scariest thing is oblivion. Being, and then not being. #Quote by Patricia Gaffney
Oblivion quotes by Garon Whited
#101. Sometimes, I think we're all idiots, rushing headlong into oblivion, shouting about how unfair it is while refusing to steer anywhere else. #Quote by Garon Whited
Oblivion quotes by Stephen L. Carter
#102. Depression is seductive: it offends and teases, frightens you and draws you in, tempting you with its promise of sweet oblivion, then overwhelming you with a nearly sexual power, squirming past your defenses, dissolving your will, invading the tired spirit so utterly that it becomes difficult to recall that you ever lived without it ... or to imagine that you might live that way again. With all the guile of Satan himself, depression persuades you that its invasion was all your own idea, that you wanted it all along. It fogs the part of the brain that reasons, that knows right from wrong. It captures you with its warm, guilty, hateful pleasures, and, worst of all, it becomes familiar. All at once, you find yourself in thrall to the very thing that most terrifies you. Your work slides, your friendships slide, your marriage slides, but you scarcely notice: to be depressed is to be half in love with disaster. #Quote by Stephen L. Carter
Oblivion quotes by Adi Alsaid
#103. I peered at the bowl, which was piled high with shrimp and vegetables, little cubes of what looked like meat or fish. The broth was a beautiful golden color, with little circles of orange oil floating on the surface, near the edge of the bowl. My heart rate slowed, oblivion averted. "More chances at wishes. But also, this looks damn good."
I realized I was still holding the spoon with the dumpling, the steam not wafting out like a volcano anymore. So I closed my eyes and readied myself for another bite.
This time the heat took a step back and allowed everything else to come forward. The savory richness of pork, a bite of ginger and scallions, the broth. Oh, man, the broth. I hadn't ever tasted anything quite like this before. I chewed the dumpling, which was starchy but also managed to melt away, letting its texture dominate. For a moment, I wanted to reach for something beyond the flavor, but failed. Would I recognize the taste of magic, if magic even had a taste? Then I let the flavor itself take over. #Quote by Adi Alsaid
Oblivion quotes by Anne Garréta
#104. Trying to forget through reading, I ended up forgetting everything, even reaching a state of self-oblivion, which alone is able to appease suffering: a blackout in the broken dream of this narrative. #Quote by Anne Garréta
Oblivion quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#105. I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom. #Quote by Chuck Palahniuk
Oblivion quotes by Plamen Chetelyazov
#106. Usually it`s like this: I sit down and drink with the idea of clarifying just where I am going with my life, and then, after a while, I am unable even to stand on my feet #Quote by Plamen Chetelyazov
Oblivion quotes by Clifford D. Simak
#107. This is written in the elder days as the Earth rides close to the rim of eternity, edging nearer to the dying Sun, into which her two inner companions of the solar system have already plunged to a fiery death. The Twilight of the Gods is history; and our planet drifts on and on into that oblivion from which nothing escapes, to which time itself may be dedicated in the final cosmic reckoning. #Quote by Clifford D. Simak
Oblivion quotes by Kate  Stewart
#108. I don't think you even know who you are anymore." I'm crying again, and I hate it, but I'm fighting for the love of my life, and he's lost in some oblivion I have no map for. He's the only one with the clues. "I miss you so much. #Quote by Kate Stewart
Oblivion quotes by Tahereh Mafi
#109. No one is ever close enough. I suck in my breath and wait for him to walk away like everyone else in my life. I want to smash this concrete world into oblivion. I want to be bigger, better, stronger. I want to be angry angry angry. #Quote by Tahereh Mafi
Oblivion quotes by Théodore-Agrippa D'Aubigné
#110. It's said that one must sink all execrable things
Closed in a sepulchre, deep in oblivion,
And that by written works, evil brought back to life
Will taint the moral will of our posterity.
But vice is mothered not by Knowledge, not at all,
And Virtue's surely not the child of Ignorance. #Quote by Théodore-Agrippa D'Aubigné
Oblivion quotes by Sorin Cerin
#111. There is no better guide to this world than oblivion. #Quote by Sorin Cerin
Oblivion quotes by Mary Kubica
#112. We fall into oblivion this way, into a world where nothing matters. Nothing but us. #Quote by Mary Kubica
Oblivion quotes by Rajneesh
#113. Pleasure is a sort of oblivion, a forgetfulness. Pain is remembrance, you cannot forget pain. #Quote by Rajneesh
Oblivion quotes by Shivanshu K. Srivastava
#114. Just like an actor's name sinks into oblivion when people stop watching his films, if we refuse to engage in any form of animal cruelty then these inhumane things can't survive long. #Quote by Shivanshu K. Srivastava
Oblivion quotes by Sherrilyn Kenyon
#115. Knock, knock. You have the day to hide. Come nightfall, we hunt. (Desiderius)
Yeah, yeah ... you and your little dog, too. (Kyrian)
You're not scared of his threats? (Amanda)
Chere, the day I fear something like him is the day I lie down at his feet and hand him the knife to cut my heart out. The only fear I have is getting you back to your sister and convincing High Queen Hard Head to leave off this matter until I can locate Desiderius and send his soul into oblivion where it belongs. (Kyrian) #Quote by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Oblivion quotes by Paulo Coelho
#116. That is why she had chosen suicide: freedom at last. Eternal oblivion. #Quote by Paulo Coelho
Oblivion quotes by Laura Wiess
#117. That's what innocence is, you know. A blissful oblivion of what's coming, of what you'll lose and what you'll gain, and what kind of person you'll grow up to be. #Quote by Laura Wiess
Oblivion quotes by Proclus
#118. This therefore is Mathematics:
She reminds you of the invisible forms of the soul;
She gives life to her own discoveries;
She awakens the mind and purifies the intellect;
She brings light to our intrinsic ideas;
She abolishes oblivion and ignorance which are ours by birth ... #Quote by Proclus
Oblivion quotes by Mary Charlton
#119. She now discovered amidst them, the poet's flights of fancy, and the historian's seldom pleasing - ever instructive page. The first may transmit to posterity the records of a sublime genius, which once flashed in strong, but transient rays, through the tenement of clay it was given a moment to inhabit: and though the tenement decayed and the spirit fled, the essence of a mind which darted through the universe to cull each created and creative image to enrich an ever-varying fancy, is thus snatched from oblivion, and retained, spite of nature, amidst the mortality from which it has struggled, and is freed. The page of the historian can monarchs behold, and not offer up the sceptre to be disencumbered of the ponderous load that clogs their elevation! Can they read of armies stretch upon the plain, provinces laid waste, and countries desolated, and wish to be the mortal whose vengeance, or whose less fierce, but fatal decision sent those armies forth! #Quote by Mary Charlton
Oblivion quotes by Tania Runyan
#120. Sometimes you must do things out of love
that devastate the senses.

This wasn't easy, Elymas. I know
blindness. I know how suddenly

the specks in the stones you can't see
become something you would die for.

From the way you grope this cloud of mist
I know you're trying to imagine

the color of the stars right now,
the blue-white shine that once

ignited your hands with power,
but can conjur only

the upturned bellies of poisoned frogs,
your mother's dying lips.

Don't you know how small
this life is? Even the stars

are just the sweat Christ shakes
from his brow. When you make crooked

the path to eternity, you send your brother
to oblivion, to the buried speck

in the midnight desert stone. This time,
no magic will save you. You

will have to find your life in the dark.
Today you will have to be led by the hand. #Quote by Tania Runyan
Oblivion quotes by Jeffrey Wright
#121. I'm not sure whether Los Angeles borders on the ocean or on oblivion. I always feel that I'm two steps away from the other side when I'm out there. It's more like a vacation place or a place to visit than a place to hunker down. #Quote by Jeffrey Wright
Oblivion quotes by Martin Laird
#122. Union with God is not something we acquire by a technique but the grounding truth of our lives that engenders the very search for God. Because God is the ground of our being, the relationship between creature and Creator is such that, by sheer grace, separation is not possible. God does not know how to be absent. The fact that most of us experience throughout most of our lives a sense of absence or distance from God is the great illusion that we are caught up in; it is the human condition. The sense of separation from God is real, but the meeting of stillness reveals that this perceived separation does not have the last word.

This illusion of separation is generated by the mind and is sustained by the riveting of our attention to the interior soap opera, the constant chatter of the cocktail party going on in our heads. For most of us this is what normal is, and we are good at coming up with ways of coping with this perceived separation (our consumer-driven entertainment culture takes care of much of it). But some of us are not so good at coping, and so we drink ourselves into oblivion or cut or burn ourselves "so that the pain will be in a different place and on the outside."

The grace of salvation, the grace of Christian wholeness that flowers in silence, dispels this illusion of separation. For when the mind is brought to stillness, and all our strategies of acquisition have dropped, a deeper truth presents itself: we are and have always been one wit #Quote by Martin Laird
Oblivion quotes by Basim Furat
#123. Friends depart
Sea is swallowing their moons
Airports are archiving them in the oblivion basket
Borders are exclamation marks in their lives
But they did not crook their cross
Their memories are still at the house
Courtyard rocking their childhood

Friends depart
Friends depart

Friends d e p a r t e d #Quote by Basim Furat
Oblivion quotes by Philip K. Dick
#124. But as he plodded along a vague and almost hallucinatory pall hazed over his mind; he found himself at one point, with no notion of how it could be, a step from an almost certain fatal cliffside fall - falling humiliatingly and helplessly, he thought; on and on, with no one even to witness it. Here there existed no one to record his or anyone else's degradation, and any courage or pride which might manifest itself here at the end would go unmarked: the dead stones, the dust-stricken weeds dry and dying, perceived nothing, recollected nothing, about him or themselves. #Quote by Philip K. Dick
Oblivion quotes by Auguste Renoir
#125. An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself, and listen only to his real master: Nature. #Quote by Auguste Renoir
Oblivion quotes by Courtney Cole
#126. Dedication

To anyone who has ever found comfort in oblivion. #Quote by Courtney Cole
Oblivion quotes by Amber Benson
#127. I'm not going to throw up or over-exercise myself into oblivion to look like a model. People tell me, 'You'd work all the time if you just lost twenty pounds.' What am I going to do, cut off my head?! #Quote by Amber Benson
Oblivion quotes by Sylvia Plath
#128. Then bed, and again the luxury of dark. Still the blood and flesh of me were electric and singing quietly. But it ebbed and ebbed and dark and sleep and oblivion came and came, surging, surging, surging inward, lapping and drowning with no-name, no-identity, none at all. Just nothing, yet the seeds of awakening and life slumbered there in the dark #Quote by Sylvia Plath
Oblivion quotes by James Thurber
#129. But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion? What is the matter with the soft Darkness, the Dreamless Sleep? #Quote by James Thurber
Oblivion quotes by Catrina Burgess
#130. I felt absolutely nothing, and that frightened me even more than the darkness of oblivion #Quote by Catrina Burgess
Oblivion quotes by Satyananda Saraswati
#131. Yoga is not an ancient myth buried in oblivion. It is the most valuable inheritance of the present. It is the essential need of today and the culture of tomorrow #Quote by Satyananda Saraswati
Oblivion quotes by Kelly Creagh
#132. Hush a-bye my little bird
Hush a-bye my child

I have lost a love so great
Oh, woe is me. #Quote by Kelly Creagh
Oblivion quotes by Various
#133. Solemnly, mournfully, Dealing its dole, The Curfew Bell Is beginning to toll. Cover the embers, And put out the light; Toil comes with morning, And rest with the night. Dark grow the windows, And quenched is the fire; Sound fades into silence, - All footsteps retire. No voice in the chambers, No sound in the hall! Sleep and oblivion Reign over all! Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. #Quote by Various
Oblivion quotes by Marcel Proust
#134. We say that we often see animals in our dreams, but we forget that almost always we are ourselves animals therein, deprived of that reasoning power which projects upon things the light of certainty; on the contrary we bring to bear on the spectacle of life only a dubious vision, extinguished anew every moment by oblivion, the former reality fading before that which follows it as one projection of a magic lantern fades before the next as we change the slide. #Quote by Marcel Proust
Oblivion quotes by Audrey Niffenegger
#135. Sleep is my lover now, my forgetting, my opiate, my oblivion. #Quote by Audrey Niffenegger
Oblivion quotes by Cormac McCarthy
#136. What do you believe?
I believe that the last and the first suffer equally. Pari passu.
Equally?
It is not alone in the dark of death that all souls are one soul.
Of what would you repent?
Nothing.
Nothing?
One thing. I spoke with bitterness about my life and I said that I would take my own part against the slander of oblivion and against the monstrous facelessness of it and that I would stand a stone in the very void where all would read my name. Of that vanity I recant all. #Quote by Cormac McCarthy
Oblivion quotes by Maggie Nelson
#137. The Oblivion Seekers, a collection one critic has described as "one of the strangest human documents that a woman has given to the world. #Quote by Maggie Nelson
Oblivion quotes by Srijita Sarkar
#138. The night sky alternated between black and bursts of colour. My stomach wanted food. My limbs wanted rest. My brain wanted sleep. My mind wanted oblivion. #Quote by Srijita Sarkar
Oblivion quotes by Douglas A. Blackmon
#139. How had so large a population of Americans disappeared into a largely unrecorded oblivion of poverty and obscurity? #Quote by Douglas A. Blackmon
Oblivion quotes by R. Buckminster Fuller
#140. The future is a choice between Utopia and oblivion. #Quote by R. Buckminster Fuller
Oblivion quotes by Doris Lessing
#141. Time is the River on which the leaves of our thoughts are carried into oblivion. #Quote by Doris Lessing
Oblivion quotes by Thomas Hobbes
#142. But all this language gotten, and augmented by Adam and his posterity, was again lost at the tower of Babel , when by the hand of God, every man was stricken for his rebellion, with an oblivion of his former language. #Quote by Thomas Hobbes
Oblivion quotes by Carlton Mellick III
#143. Nowhere and oblivion were completely different things/places to Richard Stein. For
him, oblivion is when something goes into nothing and nowhere is the place where
something can come out of nothing. #Quote by Carlton Mellick III
Oblivion quotes by Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
#144. All the great truths are basically trivial and so we have to find new ways, preferably paradoxical ways, of expressing them, in order to keep them from falling into oblivion. #Quote by Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Oblivion quotes by Haruki Murakami
#145. We were nearly boundless zeros, just pitiful little beings swept from one kind of oblivion to another. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Oblivion quotes by Annette Curtis Klause
#146. Gabriel pulled her over his body to lie on the bed beside him. His kisses pressed her down into the oblivion of the mattress as her hands explored his chest, his shoulders, his face.
"I want to lay my kill at your feet," he said, more growl than words, and held her tight by her hair as he marked her neck with his teeth.
She writhed against him. She wanted to bite him, she wanted to rip the flesh from his back, but most terrible of all, she didn't want him to stop. Her back arched, her body shattered, she howled. #Quote by Annette Curtis Klause
Oblivion quotes by Richard Matheson
#147. ... They think of suicide as a quick route to oblivion, an escape. Far from it. It merely alters a person from one form to another. Nothing can destroy the spirit. Suicide only precipitates a darker continuation of the same conditions from which escape was sought. A condition under circumstances so much more painful. #Quote by Richard Matheson
Oblivion quotes by Soren Kierkegaard
#148. Battle day and night against the guile of oblivion ... #Quote by Soren Kierkegaard
Oblivion quotes by Maggie Stiefvater
#149. It had been a long time since Ronan had gotten a proper Declan lecture. After their father died, Declan had become legally responsible for his brothers until they hit eighteen. He'd hectored Ronan constantly: Don't skip class, Ronan, Don't get another ticket, Ronan. Don't stay out late with Gansey, Ronan. Don't wear dirty socks twice in a row, Ronan. Don't swear, Ronan. Don't drink yourself into oblivion, Ronan. Don't hang out with those using losers, Ronan. Don't kill yourself, Ronan. Don't use a double Windsor knot with that collar, Ronan. #Quote by Maggie Stiefvater
Oblivion quotes by J.G. Ballard
#150. The human race sleepwalked to oblivion, thinking only of the corporate logos on it's shroud. #Quote by J.G. Ballard
Oblivion quotes by Akshay Vasu
#151. Love me like today is the last day we can see stars in the sky, let us sleep under them and throw ourselves into the oblivion and never again reach out for reality. #Quote by Akshay Vasu
Oblivion quotes by Lois Lowry
#152. She smiles, and her eyes look as if they can see back into her memory, into all the things that have gone into making a person what they are. #Quote by Lois Lowry
Oblivion quotes by Thomas Ligotti
#153. The worst fear of the race yes, the world suddenly transformed into a senseless nightmare, horrible dissolution of things. Nothing compares, even oblivion is a sweet dream. You understand why, of course. Why this peculiar threat. These brooding psyches, all the busy minds everywhere. I hear them buzzing like flies in the blackness. I see them as glow worms flitting in the blackness. They are struggling, straining every second to keep the sky above them, to keep the sun in the sky, to keep the dead in the earth-to keep all things, so to speak, where they belong. What an undertaking! What a crushing task! Is it any wonder that they are all tempted by a universal vice, that in some dark street of the mind a single voice whispers to one and all, softly hissing, and says: 'Lay down your burden.' Then thoughts begin to drift, a mystical magnetism pulls them this way and that, faces start to change, shadows speak... sooner or later the sky comes down, melting like wax. But as you know, everything has not yet been lost: absolute terror has proved its security against this fate. Is it any wonder that these beings carry on the struggle at whatever cost? #Quote by Thomas Ligotti
Oblivion quotes by Christopher McDougall
#154. The Neanderthals had it tougher; their long spears and canyon ambushes were useless against the fleet prairie creatures, and the big game they preferred was retreating deeper into the dwindling forests. Well, why didn't they just adopt the hunting strategy of the Running Men? They were smart and certainly strong enough, but that was the problem; they were too strong. Once temperatures climb above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, a few extra pounds of body weight make a huge difference - so much so that to maintain heat balance, a 160-pound runner would lose nearly three minutes per mile in a marathon against a one hundred-pound runner. In a two-hour pursuit of a deer, the Running Men would leave the Neanderthal competition more than ten miles behind. Smothered in muscle, the Neanderthals followed the mastodons into the dying forest, and oblivion. The new world was made for runners, and running just wasn't their thing. Privately, #Quote by Christopher McDougall
Oblivion quotes by Julia Quinn
#155. Don't tell me you've been harboring secret fantasies about the farm laborers.'
'Of course not,' she said, 'although ... '
There was no way he was going to let those words trail off into oblivion. 'Although?' he prompted.
She looked a bit sheepish. 'Well, they do look terribly ... *elemental* ... out there in the sun, toiling away.'
He smiled. Slowly, like a man about to feast upon his dream come true. #Quote by Julia Quinn
Oblivion quotes by Milorad Pavic
#156. And he gave me a few of the Xeroxed sheets of paper lying on the table in front of him. As he passed them to me, his thumb brushed mine and I trembled from the touch. I had the sensation that our past and our future were in our fingers and that they had touched. And so, when I began to read the proffered pages, I at one moment lost the train of thought in the text and drowned it in my own feelings. In these seconds of absence and self-oblivion, centuries passed with every read but uncomprehended and unabsorbed line, and when, after a few moments, I came to and re-established contact with the text, I knew that the reader who returns from the open seas of his feelings is no longer the same reader who embarked on that sea only a short while ago. I gained and learned more by not reading than by reading those pages ... #Quote by Milorad Pavic
Oblivion quotes by John Green
#157. The future will erase everything
there's no level of fame or genius that allows you to transcend oblivion. The infinite future makes that kind of mattering impossible. #Quote by John Green
Oblivion quotes by Robert Galbraith
#158. One of the earliest and most vivid memories of Robin's childhood was of the day that the family dog had been put down. She herself had been too young to understand what her father was saying; she took the continuing existence of Bruno, her oldest brother's beloved Labrador, for granted. Confused by her parents' solemnity, she had turned to Stephen for a clue as to how to react, and all security had crumbled, for she had seen, for the first time in her short life, happiness and comfort drain out of his small and merry face, and his lips whiten as his mouth fell open. She had heard oblivion howling in the silence that preceded his awful scream of anguish, and then she had cried, inconsolably, not for Bruno, but for the terrifying grief of her brother. #Quote by Robert Galbraith
Oblivion quotes by John Dryden
#159. Among our crimes oblivion may be set. #Quote by John Dryden
Oblivion quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#160. What we all dread most," said the priest in a low voice, "is a maze with no centre. That is why atheism is only a nightmare. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Oblivion quotes by Carolyn Murphy
#161. 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. #Quote by Carolyn Murphy
Oblivion quotes by Sophocles
#162. Oblivion - what a blessing ... for the mind to dwell a world away from pain. #Quote by Sophocles
Oblivion quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#163. Having then for the first time clearly understood that before every man, and before himself, there lay only suffering, death, and eternal oblivion, he had concluded that to live under such conditions was impossible; that one must either explain life to oneself so that it does not seem to be an evil mockery by some sort of devil, or one must shoot oneself.
But he had done neither the one nor the other, yet he continued to live, think, and feel, had even at that very time got married, experienced many joys, and been happy whenever he was not thinking of the meaning of his life.
What did that show? It showed that he had lived well, but thought badly. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Oblivion quotes by Aleksandar Hemon
#164. What would love be without mutually assured oblivion? #Quote by Aleksandar Hemon
Oblivion quotes by Astrid Lee Miles
#165. How about we never talk about what happened and why I feel the way I feel. We just pretend that everything is fine and I just scrub myself red every night, allowing my mind and body to retreat into oblivion. Yup sounds like the perfect plan. #Quote by Astrid Lee Miles
Oblivion quotes by Tacitus
#166. This I hold to be the chief office of history, to rescue virtuous actions from the oblivion to which a want of records would consign them, and that men should feel a dread of being considered infamous in the opinions of posterity, from their depraved expressions and base actions. #Quote by Tacitus
Oblivion quotes by Anna Akhmatova
#167. He never asks for endearment, all quiet,
Only gazes at me all the time,
And he bears with a blissful smile
This distressing oblivion of mine. #Quote by Anna Akhmatova
Oblivion quotes by Caroline Bock
#168. How do you tell someone like Pete that these kinds of friendships don't last, that they weren't made to last more than the summer even in the best of circumstances, and these certainly haven't been the best. That some friends aren't meant to be, except in stories, or books. You miss a penalty shot and no one wants to talk to you, and maybe you don't want to talk to them either. You want your own oblivion, and they don't understand. You don't answer their texts or even answer the messages of the one or two who venture to call. None of this has much to do with Peter, but you know you won't be friends with him past tomorrow. #Quote by Caroline Bock
Oblivion quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#169. The Americas were a great laboratory of evolutionary experimentation, a place where animals and plants unknown in Africa and Asia had evolved and thrived. But no longer. Within 2,000 years of the Sapiens' arrival, most of these unique species were gone. According to current estimates, within that short interval, North America lost thirty-four out of its forty-seven genera of large mammals. South America lost fifty out of sixty. The sabre-tooth cats, after flourishing for more than 30 million years, disappeared, and so did the giant ground sloths, the oversized lions, native American horses, native American camels, the giant rodents and the mammoths. Thousands of species of smaller mammals, reptiles, birds and even insects and parasites also became extinct (when the mammoths died out, all species of mammoth ticks followed them to oblivion). #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Oblivion quotes by Joseph Kosinski
#170. For me, I feel like, between 'Tron' and 'Oblivion,' I've gotten to fulfill my 'Star Wars' fantasies, in a way. #Quote by Joseph Kosinski
Oblivion quotes by Catherine Jinks
#171. Only because books are better than people, Father. ... Because they are masters who instruct without a rod. If you approach them, they are never asleep; if you are ignorant, they never laugh; if you make mistakes, they never chide. They give to all who ask of them, and never demand payment. ... All the glory of the world would be buried in oblivion, if God hadn't provided us with the remedy of books. #Quote by Catherine Jinks
Oblivion quotes by H.P. Lovecraft
#172. Madness rides the star-wind . . . claws and teeth sharpened on centuries of corpses . . . dripping death astride a Bacchanale of bats from night-black ruins of buried temples of Belial. . . . Now, as the baying of that dead, fleshless monstrosity grows louder and louder, and the stealthy whirring and flapping of those accursed web-wings circles closer and closer, I shall seek with my revolver the oblivion which is my only refuge from the unnamed and unnamable. #Quote by H.P. Lovecraft
Oblivion quotes by Gloria Steinem
#173. A man can be called ruthless if he bombs a country to oblivion. A woman can be called ruthless if she puts you on hold. #Quote by Gloria Steinem
Oblivion quotes by Anthony T. Hincks
#174. Sink not into oblivion, but sink into a nice hot spa. #Quote by Anthony T. Hincks
Oblivion quotes by Hamish Bowles
#175. Although I have lived in Manhattan since 1992, for the better part of two decades I have remained in blissful oblivion of all matters sportif. #Quote by Hamish Bowles
Oblivion quotes by Sean MacBride
#176. The big powers are traveling on the dangerous road of armament. The signpost just ahead of us is 'Oblivion.' Can the march on this road be stopped? Yes, if public opinion uses the power it now has. #Quote by Sean MacBride
Oblivion quotes by Oscar Wilde
#177. Most of our modern portrait painters are doomed to absolute oblivion. They never paint what they see. They paint what the public sees, and the public never sees anything. #Quote by Oscar Wilde
Oblivion quotes by J.K. Rowling
#178. And then she was kissing him as she never had before, and Harry was kissing her back, and it was blissful oblivion, better than firewhiskey; she was the only real thing in the world, Ginny, the feel of her, one hand at her back and one in her long, sweet-smelling hair ... #Quote by J.K. Rowling
Oblivion quotes by Doris Lessing
#179. Sleep is harder to reach and thinner, and sleeping is no longer the Drop into the black pit all oblivion until the alarm clock, no, sleep is thin and fitful and full of memories and reminders and the dark is never dark enough. #Quote by Doris Lessing
Oblivion quotes by Toni Morrison
#180. How come it can't fly no better than a chicken?' Milkman asked.
Too much tail. All that jewelry weighs it down. Like vanity. Can't nobody fly with all that [stuff]. Wanna fly, you got to give up the [stuff] that weighs you down.'
The peacock jumped onto the hood of the Buick and once more spread its tail, sending the flashy Buick into oblivion. #Quote by Toni Morrison
Oblivion quotes by Mervyn Peake
#181. As I see it, life is an effort to grip before they slip through one's fingers and slide into oblivion, the startling, the ghastly or the blindingly exquisite fish of the imagination before they whip away on the endless current and are lost for ever in oblivion's black ocean. #Quote by Mervyn Peake
Oblivion quotes by Richard Baxter
#182. What if you had once seen hell open, and all the damned there in their easeless torments, and had heard them crying out of their slothfulness in the day of their visitation, and wishing that they had but another life to live, and that God would but try them once again; one crying out of this neglect of duty, and another of his loitering and trifling, when he should have been labouring for his life; what manner of person would you have been after such a sight as this ? (284) #Quote by Richard Baxter
Oblivion quotes by John Green
#183. There will come a time', I said, 'when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this.'
I gestured encompassingly
'will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organis,s experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that's what everyone else does.' -Hazel Grace Lancaster #Quote by John Green
Oblivion quotes by Jose Eduardo Agualusa
#184. If I still had the space, charcoal, and available walls,
I could compose a great work about forgetting:
a general theory of oblivion. #Quote by Jose Eduardo Agualusa
Oblivion quotes by Victoria Aveyard
#185. Even through the haze of summer you can see the cleared pockets of land that were once forest, now logged into oblivion. They look like a disease, but to the north and west, the untouched hills are a calm reminder. #Quote by Victoria Aveyard
Oblivion quotes by Lionel Shriver
#186. And because when you die, the world dies, too, at least for you, they assume the world will die for everybody. It's a failure of imagination, in a way - an inability to conceive of the universe without you in it. That's why old people get apocalyptic: they're facing apocalypse, and that part, the private apocalypse, is real. So the closer their personal oblivion gets, the more certain geriatrics project impending doom on their surroundings. Also, there's almost a spitefulness, sometimes. I swear, for some of these bilious Chicken Littles, imminent Armageddon isn't a fear but a fantasy. Like they want the entire planet to implode into a giant black hole. Because if they can't have their martinis on the porch anymore then nobody else should get to sip one, either. #Quote by Lionel Shriver
Oblivion quotes by Leah Raeder
#187. Sometimes you feel things so much, so intensely, it becomes a new kind of numbness, the oblivion of overstimulation. #Quote by Leah Raeder
Oblivion quotes by Karen Marie Moning
#188. You're being a bloody fool." "As if you haven't been a time or two. Jericho, I'm holding your hand right up till the last. We'll sit up high on Dani's water tower, watch the world blink out and blink out with it. I'll be staring into your eyes at the end. And we'll smile. And I'm okay with that." I was more than okay with that. It felt right somehow. I'd found my soul mate. And whatever adventure was coming next, I was meeting it with him. Or drinking deeply of oblivion without him. I couldn't leave him. It was no longer possible. I wasn't sure it had ever been. #Quote by Karen Marie Moning
Oblivion quotes by Richard Brautigan
#189. The American humorist sat on his couch suffering thoughts of her, trying to figure out how to win back her affections, wondering what had happened between them or just tumbling head-over-heels down into romantic oblivion where the image of a remembered kiss provokes bottomless despair and makes death seem like the right idea.
He experienced the basics of love ended. #Quote by Richard Brautigan
Oblivion quotes by Pablo Neruda
#190. And what importance do I have in the courtroom of oblivion? #Quote by Pablo Neruda
Oblivion quotes by Ari Berk
#191. Most people give little enough real thought to their own mortality. Oh yes, they gabble on about heaven and the bosom of Abraham, but really, they are weary of life almost from the time they're born, and are only waiting for it all to end. They live their days quietly, obscurely, and underneath their daily toils, they long for oblivion. #Quote by Ari Berk
Oblivion quotes by Stephen King
#192. He was nothing but a conduit, after all, and there isn't a culvert in the world that remembers the water flowed through it once the rain has stopped. #Quote by Stephen King
Oblivion quotes by John Green
#193. Colin laughed as Hassan returned to counting the pennies of victory, but Colin's brain was spinning with the implications: if the future is forever, he thought, then eventually it will swallow us all up. Even Colin could only name a handful of people who lived, say, 2,400 years ago. In another 2,400 years, even Socrates, the most well-known genius of that century, might be forgotten. The future will erase everything - there's no level of fame or genius that allows you to transcend oblivion. The infinite future makes that kind of mattering impossible.
But there's another way. There are stories. #Quote by John Green
Oblivion quotes by Ernest Becker
#194. And this brings us to our final type of man: the one who asserts himself out of defiance of his own weakness, who tries to be a god unto himself, the master of his fate, a self-created man. He will not be merely the pawn of others, of society; he will not be a passive sufferer and secret dreamer, nursing his own inner flame in oblivion. He will plunge into life,
into the distractions of great undertakings, he will become a restless spirit ... which wants to forget ... Or he will seek forgetfulness in sensuality, perhaps in debauchery ...
At its extreme, defiant self-creation can become demonic, a passion which Kierkegaard calls "demoniac rage," an attack on all of life for what it has dared to do to one, a revolt against existence itself. #Quote by Ernest Becker
Oblivion quotes by John Green
#195. I fear oblivion. I fear it like the proverbial blind man who's afraid of the dark. #Quote by John Green
Oblivion quotes by Tabitha Suzuma
#196. He wants to run, but where? However far he goes, he will not escape, cannot escape his own loathsome self. He will always be trapped within his own body, his own mind. The emotional pain that comes with this realization is so strong, it feels physical. He senses it knotting and twisting inside his body, ready to destroy him from within. He is losing his grip, he is losing his mind. Does anyone else know what it is to be dead yet still alive? This is it. This is it . A half-world of torment, where memories frozen into oblivion slowly begin to thaw. A place where everything hurts, where your conscious mind has neither the strength to let you function in the real world, nor the power to return you to hibernation. #Quote by Tabitha Suzuma
Oblivion quotes by H.P. Lovecraft
#197. Personally, I would not care for immortality in the least. There is nothing better than oblivion, since in oblivion there is no wish unfulfilled. We had it before we were born yet did not complain. Shall we whine because we know it will return? It is Elysium enough for me, at any rate. #Quote by H.P. Lovecraft
Oblivion quotes by True Krishna Priya
#198. What is Intriguing to Wise, throws a Simpleton into Oblivion and an Eccentric into a BLACK HOLE! #Quote by True Krishna Priya
Oblivion quotes by Walter M. Miller Jr.
#199. Listen, are we helpless? Are we doomed to do it again and again and again? Have we no choice but to play the Phoenix in an unending sequence of rise and fall? Assyria, Babylon, Egypt, Greece, Carthage, Rome, the Empires of Charlemagne and the Turk: Ground to dust and plowed with salt. Spain, France, Britain, America - burned into the oblivion of the centuries. And again and again and again. Are we doomed to it, Lord, chained to the pendulum of our own mad clockwork, helpless to halt its swing? This time, it will swing us clean to oblivion. #Quote by Walter M. Miller Jr.
Oblivion quotes by John Milton
#200. Lethe, the river of oblivion, rolls his watery labyrinth, which whoso drinks forgets both joy and grief. #Quote by John Milton

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