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Seriously Quotes

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Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde

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Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein

Consider a new beginning with your family -
choose to take them less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Surround yourself with people who
take their work seriously,
but not themselves,
those who work hard and play hard.
- Colin Powell

No matter what happens, someone will find a way
to take it too seriously.
- Dave Barry

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Life is far too important a thing
ever to talk seriously about.
- Oscar Wilde

I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache.
- Bette Davis

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

Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific
work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to
the gates of the temple of science are written the words:
'Ye must have faith.'
- Max Planck

I am a dreamer.
Seriously, I'm living on another planet.
- Eva Green

I sing seriously to my mom on the phone.
To put her to sleep, I have to sing "Maria" from West Side Story.
When I hear her snoring, I hang up.
- Adam Sandler

Do not take life too seriously.
You will never get out of it alive.
- Elbert Hubbard

Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.
- Mao Tse-Tung

Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs
the risk of looking ridiculous;
anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not.
- Vaclav Havel

It is notoriously true that the public mind is seriously
agitated with apprehensions of negroes insurrections
and that it is becoming more and more so.
- Thomas L. Smith

The following year, after I had prepared my draft,
the Conference of the Interparliamentary Union at The
Hague decided to set up a special commission to study the problem seriously.
- Ludwig Quidde

What do you think a stimulus is? It's spending -
that's the whole point!
Seriously.
- Barack Obama

It's good fun, yes, but when we play,
we take it seriously and want to do well.
- Hansie Cronje

If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force,
our purpose is clear.
We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's
weapons of mass destruction program.
- William J. Clinton

I think it would be very foolish not to take the irrational seriously.
- Jeanette Winterson

I started writing seriously about 1960,
at the fairly advanced age of 30.
- Fred Saberhagen

I seriously doubt I would ever have written the first
story had I not been a lawyer.
I never dreamed of being a writer.
I wrote only after witnessing a trial.
- John Grisham

Well, I've thought many times when my career was in the toilet,
that I was going to have to seriously consider getting another job,
I don't know what I'd do.
- Aaron Eckhart

Keep the circus going inside you, keep it going,
don't take anything too seriously, it'll all work out in the end.
- David Niven

Nothing will ensure war more certainly or entrench
rivalries more seriously than for or against thinking!
- Patricia Sun

I don't take myself terribly seriously.
It's why I can be incredibly honest about my life.
- Mariel Hemingway

Although a madman, Norton wrote letters to Abraham
Lincoln and Queen Victoria which they took seriously.
- Kerry Thornley

I guess if you take yourself seriously as an artist
there starts either the problem or the beauty of doing good artwork.
- Bill Griffith

I don't think Hollywood per se is supposed to be taken seriously,
otherwise, dear Lord, that would be frightening.
- Brittany Murphy

I began the process of recording myself seriously in the fall of 1999.
If I could finish an album of my own music,
I would.
Five years later I am happy to say I have.
- Jack Irons

Before Truman Capote, journalism and non-fiction weren't taken very seriously.
- Gerald Clarke

The right to be heard does not automatically include
the right to be taken seriously.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

Every milieu has something ridiculous about it -
film-making,
the music world, painting - because people who take
themselves seriously become funny pretty quickly.
- Rebecca Miller

Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could
get through Congress today? It wouldn't even get out of committee.
- F. Lee Bailey

I take all of my music seriously and personally.
- Trevor Dunn

The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest.
That would seriously interfere with business.
- Clarence Darrow

While I was doing these plays in the beginning,
I wasn't getting paid.
I thought of it more as a hobby.
Then I realized how seriously a lot of these people
took what they were doing.
- Tom Berenger

In America today, if your sensibilities are offended
by something that has happened,
you get an enormous amount of credibility and are taken very seriously.
- Brit Hume

For 25 years, I did take my responsibilities as a pleaser
of others sufficiently seriously.
- Joyce Maynard

Taking me seriously is a big mistake.
I certainly wouldn't.
- Ani DiFranco

When we can begin to take our failures seriously,
it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them.
It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves.
- Katherine Mansfield

I take the theater seriously in that I loathe it,
I'm bored by it.
- Fiona Shaw

I'm one who seriously hates human life and would kill again.
- Aileen Wuornos

If one is seriously interested in preventing reproductive cloning,
one must stop the process before it starts.
- Leon Kass

Major League Baseball is a national institution and
we take our responsibilities seriously when it comes
to how the game affects the lives of American youth.
- Bud Selig

Those theologians who are beginning to take the doctrine
of creation very seriously should pay some attention to science's story.
- John Polkinghorne

If one were to take the bible seriously one would go mad.
But to take the bible seriously, one must be already mad.
- Aleister Crowley

Take events in your life seriously, take work seriously,
but don't take yourself seriously, or you'll become affected,
pompous and boring.
- Shelley Duvall

Seriously, however, I learn a lot about my physical
life in the aging and changing of my body.
- Malcolm Boyd

I learned a valuable life lesson that summer.
You should find something in life that you really enjoy
and seriously consider making that your life's work.
- Jim Evans

I'm simply an accident.
Why take it all so seriously?
- Emile M. Cioran

And I don't believe that melodramatic feelings are laughable -
they should be taken absolutely seriously.
- Rainer W. Fassbinder

When I started writing this, I found that I simply
couldn't take fantasy seriously,
so it became humorous, and continued from there.
- Piers Anthony

I think now I'm being taken a little more seriously.
That's pure conjecture on my part.
- Tom Wopat

I can't take a well-tanned person seriously.
- Cleveland Amory

It was 1966 by the time I started taking pictures seriously and books,
newspapers and magazines of the time were full of great
pictures that helped to inspire me.
- Fay Godwin

We still haven't played Madison Square Garden.
That's a benchmark.
Something will have gone seriously wrong if we don't
play Madison Square Garden for this album.
- Dan Hawkins

Sexy at the millennium means having a solid sense of
self but never taking yourself too seriously.
- Rebecca Romijn

I find it hard to take rock groups very seriously or treat them with respect.
There is something absurd about these gloomy young
men getting together and banging away.
- Robert Wyatt

Mike Judge, who I've become friends with over the years
never took himself seriously as an artist.
- Bill Griffith

He explained how ridiculous the clowning was,
and there and then I decided to settle down and play seriously.
- Mary Lou Williams

A world in which others controlled the course of their own development,
would be a world in which the American system would be seriously endangered.
- Benjamin Cohen

It is not materialism that is the chief curse of the world,
as pastors teach, but idealism.
Men get into trouble by taking their visions and hallucinations too seriously.
- H. L. Mencken

I wouldn't take the Pope too seriously.
He's a Pole first, a pope second, and maybe a Christian third.
- Muriel Spark

I take the debate on the method of promoting democracy seriously.
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan

We take the hamburger business more seriously than anyone else.
- Ray Kroc

I seriously object to seeing on the screen what belongs in the bedroom.
- Samuel Goldwyn


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