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Seriousness Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Seriousness.

Seriousness is a sickness; your sense of humor
makes you more human, more humble.
The sense of humor - according to me -
is one of the most essential parts of religiousness.
- Osho

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Run a home like you would a small business and treat
it with the same seriousness.
- Anthea Turner

Seriousness is stupidity sent to college.
- P. J. O'Rourke

First, Resolve upon, and daily endeavour to practise,
a life of seriousness and strict sobriety.
- David Brainerd

 

Men are convinced of your arguments,
your sincerity,
and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.
- Albert Camus

If you can get humor and seriousness at the same time,
you've created a special little thing,
and that's what I'm looking for, because if you get pompous,
you lose everything.
- Paul Simon

Advertising treats all products with the reverence
and the seriousness due to sacraments.
- Thomas Merton

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Go on, then, and let your intent be seriousness.
- Donald Cargill

The President is not squaring with the American people
as to the seriousness of our nation's fiscal condition.
It is time for people to stand up and tell the truth.
- Kent Conrad

Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
- Heraclitus

You can't think about how people will perceive you or your character.
All you can do is focus on your work.
The rest is up to the universe.
I've been acting for 16 years.
I've done 55 movies and, in all seriousness,
there's maybe five that are good and the rest are crap.
- Robert Patrick

It is not so important to be serious as it is to be
serious about the important things.
The monkey wears an expression of seriousness which
would do credit to any college student,
but the monkey is serious because he itches.
- Robert M. Hutchins

In the past week it has become clear that the vote
on the final healthcare bill will be very close.
I take this vote with the utmost seriousness.
I am quite aware of the historic fight that has lasted
the better part of the last century to bring America
in line with other modern democracies in providing
single payer health care.
- Dennis Kucinich

Living is no laughing matter: you must live with great
seriousness like a squirrel for example -
I mean without looking for something beyond and above living,
I mean living must be your whole occupation.
- Nazim Hikmet

In my view, there is nothing more vicious and outrageous than the abuse,
exploitation and harm of the most vulnerable members of our society,
and I firmly believe that our nation's laws and resources
need to reflect the seriousness of these terrible crimes.
- Bob Ney

A joke is a very serious thing.
- Winston Churchill

The moment you start seeing life
as non-serious, a playfulness,
all the burden on your heart disappears.
All the fear of death, of life,
of love - everything disappears.
- Osho

This is serious, get out your magic wand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is serious, get out your magic wand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is serious? Why?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Serious illness doesn't bother me for long
because I am too inhospitable a host.
- Albert Schweitzer

Feels good to try, but playing a father,
I'm getting a little older.
I see now that I'm taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.
- Adam Sandler

Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
- Charles de Gaulle

Humor is a serious thing.
I like to think of it as one of our greatest earliest natural resources,
which must be preserved at all cost.
- James Thurber

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious
liberty from a room of silent,
thoughtful schoolchildren.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill.
It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying,
and the consequences are serious.
- Oliver Stone

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
- Peter Ustinov

People make a big fuss over you when you're President.
But I'm very serious about doing everything I can
to make sure that it doesn't go to my head.
- Jimmy Carter

The one serious conviction that a man should have
is that nothing should be taken too seriously.
- Nicholas Murray Butler

To beat the market you'll have to invest serious bucks
to dig up information no one else has yet.
- Merton Miller

Who made the rule that life has to be so serious?
One would think that "life is serious" had been engraved
upon stone tablets to judge from how most lives are lived.
Get a life, smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat - dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.
- Alan Kay

A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances
must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically
necessary to protect her from serious physical harm.
- Barbara Mikulski

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
- Brendan Gill

Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and,
in its true sense, a noble one.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The concept of two people living together for 25 years
without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit
only to be admired in sheep.
- A. P. Herbert

If men are wont to play with swearing anywhere,
can we expect they should be serious and strict therein
at the bar or in the church.
- Isaac Barrow

I began as a boy with artistic talent...
as a visual artist...
I thought that was what I'd become and in my late teens
drifted into reading serious literature.
- Russell Banks

The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations
and cuts short the most weighty observations,
has a romance of its own.
- Virginia Woolf

Going to school and working for good marks,
indeed working for very good marks, was a serious business.
- Martin Lewis Perl

I didn't think I'd ever be able to do movies.
That was for serious actors.
- Steve Buscemi

I don't want to express alienation.
It isn't what I feel.
I'm interested in various kinds of passionate engagement.
All my work says be serious, be passionate,
wake up.
- Susan Sontag

In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.
- Julia Child

If we refuse to accept as inevitable the irresponsibility
and educational unconcern of the adolescent culture,
then this poses a serious challenge.
- James S. Coleman

Movies are a complicated collision of literature,
theatre, music and all the visual arts.
- Yahoo Serious

Great, big, serious novels always get awards.
If it's a battle between a great, big,
serious novel and a funny novel, the funny novel is doomed.
- Neil Gaiman

We have serious enemies and growing threats around the world.
Unfortunately, we have an administration whose idea
of a rogue state is Arizona.
- Mitt Romney

There seems to be this impression that if I really am a psychotherapist,
I can't be serious about it.
They think there must be something fishy going on.
- Pamela Stephenson

I think what we've learned is that the terrorist threat is serious,
but it shifts.
You cannot make a single person the sole focus of your counterterrorism.
- Paul Bremer

The search after the great men is the dream of youth,
and the most serious occupation of manhood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cindy Sheehan is a clown.
There is no real antiwar movement.
No serious politician, with anything to do with anything,
would show his face at an antiwar rally.
- Karl Rove

The President has a short time to let people know that
he is serious about getting spending under control.
- Paul Weyrich

Bankruptcy is a serious decision that people have to make.
- Herb Kohl

In politics, every day is filled with numerous opportunities for serious error.
Enjoy it.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.
- Philip K. Dick

It was tough to try to be serious in front of Halle
Berry and Pierce Brosnan with all this stuff in my face.
There's never been a character that's looked this extreme.
- Rick Yune

Everyone who's serious about what they're doing must
be in constant motion forward.
- Ed O'Brien

My own ideals for the university are those of a genuine
democracy and serious scholarship.
These two, indeed, seem to go together.
- Woodrow Wilson

Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning.
But for children play is serious learning.
Play is really the work of childhood.
- Fred Rogers

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans.
It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.
- Horace

Rock became an incredible commercial success,
people just became bored with serious music,
and it was forgotten.
- Henry Flynt

It is only the inadequacy of the criminal code that
saves the hackers from very serious prosecution.
- Ken Thompson

They think I'm being serious when actually I'm a very big clown.
But you have to know me to see that.
I'm constantly cracking up and cracking everybody else around me up.
- Lenny Kravitz

People say funny things all the time during really serious moments in life.
- Mark Ruffalo

The risk of racial prejudice infecting a capital sentencing
proceeding is especially serious in light of the complete
finality of the death sentence.
- Byron White

He only seems to me to live, and to make proper use of life,
who sets himself some serious work to do,
and seeks the credit of a task well and skillfully performed.
- Sallust

The city has become a serious menace to our civilization...
It has a peculiar attraction for the immigrant.
- Josiah Strong

Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys,
which distract our attention from serious things.
They are but improved means to an unimproved end.
- Henry David Thoreau

The Bush Administration claims there is a Social Security
crisis only to distract Americans from its serious
mismanagement of the federal budget.
- Mark Dayton

A lot of times when I sit down with the other comics and try to talk theory,
they say I'm being too serious.
- Joel Hodgson

I like serious films, the moneymaking blockbusters
that don't make any kind of sense and John Carpenter films.
- Pam Grier


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