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Oblivion Quotes

We’ve collected the best Oblivion Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Li Ziqi, Jonathan Kozol, Chuck Schumer, James Thurber, Billy Corgan. Use them as an inspiration.

There are so many ideas in my mind of old craftsmanship and food we have been enjoying for thousands of years. Some are on the verge of oblivion. I hope to preserve them through my small efforts.
Li Ziqi
The trouble is not that schools don’t work; they do. They’re excellent machines for achieving historically accepted purposes. In suburban schools are children of the rich, who grow up to privilege and anesthetic oblivion to pain – and who then use the servants produced by ghetto schools.
Do not let arguments of expediency persuade you. That is the slow road to oblivion. That is the tortured path to undoing step by step, bit by bit, as the river creates a canyon, the way of life that we love.
But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion? What is the matter with the soft Darkness, the Dreamless Sleep?
Most people are living lives of sort of survival. And constantly posing an existential crisis, either through fantasy or oblivion, really has been pretty much explored in rock and roll. At least in the western version of rock n’ roll.
If the Republican Party continues to ignore its conservative base, then the Party is headed to oblivion.
Jerome Corsi
We shot ‘Oblivion’ in Iceland; that was amazing. It’s so, so beautiful. They didn’t have any Waldorf Hotels there, though; we stayed in the middle of nowhere!
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.
For sure I once thought of myself as the poet who would save the ordinary from oblivion.
Philip Levine
Blue oblivion, largely lit, smiled and smiled at me.
William Rose Benet
We are born, we live, we disappear. One of the chilling aspects of history is the swiftness with which it carries us into oblivion.
I couldn’t live without Radio 1. They condemned me to oblivion, but they’re what I grew up with.
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.
My faith, inasmuch as I have any, is more like a kind of Joseph Campbell thing, and even that frequently finds itself tested to oblivion in siren waters.
David Knopfler
Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.
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.
You can’t keep letting people live their happy little lives in oblivion. To move forward they have to be uncomfortable.
We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.
Ignorance is not bliss – it is oblivion.
Philip Wylie
It takes a special, selfless person to make music that accommodates the universal need for mindless escapism – or what I call oblivion.
Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.
Horace Greeley
Winning a competition in architecture is a ticket to oblivion. It’s just an idea. Ninety-nine per cent never get built.
It is difficult to think of anything more important than providing the best education possible for our children. They will develop the next technologies, medical cures, and global industries, while mitigating their unintended effects, or they will fail to do these things and consign us all to oblivion.
The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives; history records the successes of the latter, while oblivion is the reward of the former.
Alfred A. Montapert
People come to music to seek oblivion: is that not also a form of deception?
Claude Debussy
After winning a medal, many athletes give up and go into oblivion, the reason being lack of encouragement.
We’re not planning for the future. If we continue to spend ourselves into oblivion, we are going to destroy this nation.
Ultimately life is disease, death and oblivion. It’s still better than high school.
You write about experiences partly to understand what they mean, partly not to lose them to time. To oblivion. But there’s always the danger of the opposite happening. Losing the memory of the experience itself to the memory of writing about it.
Sigrid Nunez
Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; riches take wings; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.
Horace Greeley