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My last album as J. Tillman, 'Singing Ax,' that was really a premeditated death rattle of the aesthetic precedent I had set. I realized I wasn't creating spontaneously; I was enforcing all these parameters. I was too self-loathing or something, and there was this obvious dissonance between my conversational voice and creative voice.
One layer was certainly 17th century. The 18th century in him is obvious. There was the 19th century, and a large slice, of course, of the 20th century; and another, curious layer which may possibly have been the 21st.
Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.
No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.
George Bernard Shaw
They criticize me for harping on the obvious; if all the folks in the United States would do the few simple things they know they ought to do, most of our big problems would take care of themselves.
Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.
It's perfectly obvious that there is some genetic factor that distinguishes humans from other animals and that it is language-specific. The theory of that genetic component, whatever it turns out to be, is what is called universal grammar.
To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.
What has 'theology' ever said that is of the smallest use to anybody? When has 'theology' ever said anything that is demonstrably true and is not obvious? What makes you think that 'theology' is a subject at all?
A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar.
There is perhaps no more obvious vanity than to write of it so vainly.
Michel de Montaigne
The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say - because they were too obvious.
If you start using a medication in a person with autism, you should see an obvious improvement in behavior in a short period of time. If you do not see an obvious improvement, they probably should not be taking the stuff. It is that simple.
People make jokes about my bosoms, why don't they look underneath the breasts at the heart? It's obvious I've got big ones and if people want to assume they're not mine, then let them.
Nobody sees the obvious, nobody observes the ordinary. There are more miracles in a square yard of earth than in all the fables of the Church.
Robert Anton Wilson
To spell out the obvious is often to call it in question.
One of the most obvious ways dogs can improve our physical and mental health is via daily walks.
It seems to me that at this time we need education in the obvious more than investigation of the obscure.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
If we weren't born with anti-social passions - narcissism, envy, lust, meanness, greed, hunger for power, just to name the more obvious - why the need for so many laws, whether religious or secular, that govern behavior?
God made a very obvious choice when he made me voluptuous; why would I go against what he decided for me? My limbs work, so I'm not going to complain about the way my body is shaped.
Never assume the obvious is true.
Jim Bakker spells his name with two k's because three would be too obvious.
It is very difficult for people to believe the simple fact that every persecutor was once a victim. Yet it should be very obvious that someone who was allowed to feel free and strong from childhood does not have the need to humiliate another person.
The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.
Edward R. Murrow
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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