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Serious Quotes and Sayings
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Life is serious? Why?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

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

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

 

A joke is a very serious thing.
- Winston Churchill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My wife Mary and I have been married for forty-seven
years and not once have we had an argument serious
enough to consider divorce;
murder,
yes, but divorce, never.
- Jack Benny

I try to deal with my serious reading before work.
- Donna Shalala

Working with Sturges was like working with a guy who
wanted to have a party all the time.
He was very serious about his work, but in between shots,
he was fun and we would play games.
- Eddie Bracken

Woody Allen has done some excellent serious movies,
too, like Crimes And Misdemeanors.
Very overlooked movie, I think, and really his best.
And currently I like Big Fish!
- David Zucker

This double burden of disease is rapidly putting a
serious brake on the development efforts of many countries.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

In the process of telling the truth about what you feel or what you see,
each of us has to get in touch with himself or herself in a really deep,
serious way.
- June Jordan

I'm a quite serious actor who doesn't mind being ridiculously comic.
- Alan Rickman

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

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

Today we see a human population of over 6 billion people,
many of whom have serious medical conditions,
which either can't be treated or cannot be treated economically.
- Ralph Merkle

Serious poetry deals with the fundamental conflicts
that cannot be logically resolved:
we can state the conflicts rationally,
but reason does not relieve us of them.
- Allen Tate

I think all phases of one's career are serious if you
take it seriously no matter if you are doing high profile dramatic pieces or not.
- Bill Murray

One cannot escape the harsh fact that as a ministerial profession,
the priesthood has very serious problems.
They are not new.
They did not develop yesterday or last year.
- Andrew Greeley

I'm not a very serious person.
You know how they say that clowns are very funny in
public and are really sad at home? I'm really kind
of stupid at home and more serious in public.
- Roland Joffe

Satire is fascinating stuff.
It's deadly serious, and when politics begin to break down,
there is a drift towards satire, because it's the only
thing that makes any sense.
- Ben Nicholson

However, when Java is promoted as the sole programming language,
its flaws and limitations become serious.
- Bjarne Stroustrup

So we are fulfilling our task in preventing serious
armament stocks in Iraq within our possibilities.
- Bulent Ecevit

In a time of serious budget deficits,
immense war costs and a sluggish economy,
we cannot afford to grant such outlandish subsidies
to some of our Nation's largest corporations.
- Ron Kind

If you are truly serious abut preparing your child for the future,
don't teach him to subtract teach him to deduct.
- Fran Lebowitz

We must recognize that we're all part of a web of life around the world.
Anytime you extinguish a species, the consequences are serious.
- Gaylord Nelson

There is a serious, immediate and extraordinarily grave
threat to the continued existence of this country.
- James Forrestal

When you are seventeen you aren't really serious.
- Max Lerner

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

All serious daring starts from within.
- Eudora Welty

We must take away the government's credit card.
With limits on both tax revenue and borrowing,
the Federal government would finally be forced to get
serious about spending cuts.
- Alan Keyes

War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men.
- Georges Clemenceau

All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like
that of religion which binds us in partnership in the
serious work of the world.
- Benjamin Franklin

I do a lot of serious stuff, but I'm not a very serious guy.
- Bruce Greenwood

If a man insisted always on being serious,
and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation,
he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.
- Herodotus

I also found child's play - stuff that was not considered serious,
but goofy - was the stuff I liked to do,
so I still do it as an adult.
- Matt Groening

In those days I was mortified, because I was a serious actor in my own mind,
and then all of a sudden I'm this hunk.
- Harry Hamlin

I love no woman, for love is a serious business,
not a jest.
- Marie de France

I've become a much more serious young insect.
- Andrew Denton

The advent of a new religion, making serious and impressive
claims to embody a new revelation from on high,
is not a frequent occurrence.
- Robert Rainy

Anyone who relies exclusively on television for his
or her knowledge of the world is making a serious mistake.
- Steve Powers

One of the things that has always motivated me to write
is the desire to get it out and look at it in an objective way,
so that it doesn't cause me any serious pain by staying inside.
- Carly Simon

I'm super serious about that stuff.
I mean, it's rare that I sit down at a drum set when I'm not touring,
because we tour so much.
- Travis Barker

Art is too serious to be taken seriously.
- Ad Reinhardt

Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic.
- Derek Walcott

War is much too serious a matter to entrust to military men.
- Georges Clemenceau

To be deeply committed to negotiations,
to be opposed to a particular war or military action,
is not only considered unpatriotic, it also casts serious doubt on one's manhood.
- Myriam Miedzian

No serious-minded man should have time for the mediocre
in any phase of his living.
- James Cash Penney

So I was surprised at the notion that I might have
brought anthrax to my home,
and would have been even amused if it was not for the
fact that this matter is so grave and serious.
- Steven Hatfill

My father described me as the oldest baby he'd ever seen.
I apparently was very serious and reflective.
- Tim Robbins

The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron,
isn't it? Like 'Republican party' or 'airplane food.'
- Johnny Depp

A State in the grip of neo-colonialism is not master of its own destiny.
It is this factor which makes neo-colonialism such
a serious threat to world peace.
- Kwame Nkrumah

Most of the locks and dams on the upper Mississippi
River system are over 60 years old and many are in
serious need of repair and rehabilitation.
- Ron Kind

If an American audience is given a serious musical
theater piece that is well produced,
dramatically gripping and wonderfully acted,
they'll respond to it.
- Carlisle Floyd

Politics begin where the masses are,
not where there are thousands,
but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.
- Vladimir Lenin

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

I think the state has some serious problems.
Just look at the layoffs going on across the state,
not just in Chicago.
It affects the middle class.
It pushes people down.
- Richard M. Daley

I don't ever try to make a serious social comment.
- Paul McCartney

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

I have come to the conclusion that politics are too
serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
- Charles de Gaulle


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