Ignorance Is Bliss (disambiguation)



"Ignorance is bliss" is a phrase coined by
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in his 1768 " Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College". The sentiment was already expressed by
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: In nil sapiendo vita iucundissima est. (In knowing nothing, life is most delightful.) Ignorance Is Bliss may also refer to:


* ''Ignorance Is Bliss'' (Face to Face album), a 1999 album by Face to Face * ''Ignorance Is Bliss'' (Skepta album), a 2019 album by Skepta * "Ignorance Is Bliss" (Tiddas song), a 1996 song by Tiddas * "Ignorance Is Bliss", a song by punk rock band Ramones, from their Brain Drain (album) (1989) * "Ignorance Is Bliss", a song by San Francisco '90s rock band Jellyfish, from the compilation album '' Nintendo: White Knuckle Scorin''' (1991) * "Ignorance Is Bliss", a song by American rock band Living Colour, from their
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(1992) * "Ignorance Is Bliss", a song by Swedish death metal band
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, from their album ''Reclaim the Beat'' (2005) * "Ignorance Is Bliss", a song by hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar, from his album '' Overly Dedicated'' (2010) * "Ignorance Is Bliss", a song by the American metalcore band Beartooth, from their album ''Disgusting'' (2014) * "Ignorance Is Bliss", a song by hip hop artist Reks from his album '' REBELutionary'' (2012)

Other uses

* ''Ignorance Is Bliss'' (film), a 2017 Italian film directed by Massimiliano Bruno * Ignorance Is Bliss (''House''), a 2009 episode of ''House'' * '' Alice: Ignorance Is Bliss'', a short 2014 documentary following the relationship between an 84-year-old woman diagnosed with dementia and her grandson * "Ignorance Is Bliss", a famous line said by the character
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from the movie ''The Matrix'' (1999) * ''Ignorance Is Bliss'', a BBC radio adaptation of the American comedy quiz ''
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'', which ran on the Light Programme from 1946 until 1950

See also

* Ignorance (disambiguation) * Bliss (disambiguation) * Blissful ignorance effect * "Ignorance is strength", a phrase used in the novel ''
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