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Sometimes, idealistic people are put off the whole business of networking as something tainted by flattery and the pursuit of selfish advantage. But virtue in obscurity is rewarded only in Heaven. To succeed in this world you have to be known to people.
Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
It is human nature to instinctively rebel at obscurity or ordinariness.
The mind's passion is all for singling out. Obscurity has another tale to tell.
If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.
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.
Life is an ordeal, albeit an exciting one, but I wouldn't trade it for the good old days of poverty and obscurity.
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
I think it's important to have had at least a few years of obscurity, where people treat you like everybody else.
Robert De Niro
I didn't want to be known. People say, 'I didn't want to toil in obscurity.' I like toiling in obscurity.
I only hope that one day, America will recognize what the rest of the world already has known, that our indigenous music - gospel, blues, jazz and R&B - is the heart and soul of all popular music; and that we cannot afford to let this legacy slip into obscurity, I'm telling you.
David Lynch plucked me from obscurity. He cast me as the lead in 'Dune' and 'Blue Velvet,' and people have seen me as this boy-next-door-cooking-up-something-weird-in-the-basement ever since. I was 23 when I first met him, in his bungalow on the Universal lot, and could never have predicted we would have such an enduring relationship.
Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity.
I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.
My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the decent obscurity of a learned language.
When we really worship anything, we love not only its clearness but its obscurity. We exult in its very invisibility.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another.
W. H. Auden
Comedy has to be done en clair. You can't blunt the edge of wit or the point of satire with obscurity. Try to imagine a famous witty saying that is not immediately clear.
I always knew that it was going to be an uphill climb to replace Letterman from complete obscurity with no experience, but I think I had to go through it to know exactly what a titanic effort that was going to be.
Obscurity is the realm of error.
Luc de Clapiers
The street to obscurity is paved with athletes who can perform great feats before friendly crowds.
George Allen, Sr.
I had a great time on News Radio, I got to make tons of money in relative obscurity and learn a lot about the TV biz and work on my standup act constantly. It was a dream gig.
Philosophical reflection could not leave the relation of mind and spirit in the obscurity which had satisfied the needs of the naive consciousness.
Modernism in other arts brought extreme difficulty. In poetry, the characteristic difficulty imported under the name of modernism was obscurity. But obscurity could just as easily be a quality of metrical as of free verse.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.
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