Quotes About Serious

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Terry Goodkind
“Once you place that crown of liar on your head, you can take it off again, but it leaves a stain for all time.”
Terry Goodkind, Soul of the Fire

Alexis de Tocqueville
“Society will develop a new kind of servitude which covers the surface of society with a network of complicated rules, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate. It does not tyrannise but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.”
Alexis de Tocqueville

Veronica Roth
“What did you do?” This time the question tears from my throat like a growl. I throw myself toward him… “What did you do?” I scream.

“You die, I die too…I asked you not to do this. You made your decision. These are the repercussions.”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent

Criss Jami
“Love may be harder to find in some people, but when they do love you know it must be something marvelous.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Werner Heisenberg
“There are things that are so serious that you can only joke about them.”
Werner Heisenberg

Koushun Takami
“You all have your own distinct personal backgrounds. Of course some of you come from rich families, some from poor families. But circumstances beyond your control like that shouldn’t determine who you are. You must all realize what you’re worth on your own.”
Koushun Takami, Battle Royale

J.K. Rowling
“Severus, please fetch me the strongest truth potion you posess, then go down to the kitchen and bring up the house elf called Winky. Minerva, kindly go down to Hagrids house where you will find a large black dog sitting in the pumpkin patch. Take the dog up to my office, tell him I will be with him shortly, then come back here.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

John  Adams
“The way to secure liberty is to place it in the people's hands, that is, to give them the power at all times to defend it in the legislature and in the courts of justice.”
John Adams

“Just because you know it [my past]... doesn't mean that my wounds are a weight you have to carry.

“I am that gadfly which God has attached to the state, and all day long …arousing and persuading and reproaching…You will not easily find another like me.”
Plato, Apology

Thomas Jefferson
“Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.”
Thomas Jefferson

Daniel Webster
“I regard it (the Constitution) as the work of the purest patriots and wisest statesman that ever existed, aided by the smiles of a benign Providence; it almost appears a "Divine interposition in our behalf... the hand that destroys our Constitution rends our Union asunder forever.”
Daniel Webster

Roman Payne
“I’ve only been to jail a few times, but in several different countries, at that. No, I've only been to jail a few times. But I still claim the ability to write a "serious" novel.”
Roman Payne

Charles Dickens
“There are only two styles of portrait painting: the serious and the smirk.”
Charles Dickens

Julio Cortázar
“Nothing is more comical than seriousness understood as a virtue that has to precede all important literature”
Julio Cortázar, Around the Day in Eighty Worlds

Jodi Picoult
“At home I was raped by a guy i thought I loved' Trixie said, because thats what it was to her and always would be.”
Jodi Picoult, The Tenth Circle

Dejan Stojanovic
“Serious affairs and history are carefully laid snares for the uninformed.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Charles Bukowski
“I like to prowl ordinary places.
I feel sorry for us all or glad for us
caught alive together
and awkward in that way.

there's nothing better than the joke
of us
the seriousness of us
the dullness of us”
Charles Bukowski, Play the Piano Drunk Like a Percussion Instrument Until the Fingers Begin to Bleed a Bit

“Those who are serious in ridiculous matters will be ridiculous in serious matters.”
Cato The Elder

Daniel Webster
“We are all agents of the same supreme power, the people”
Daniel Webster

Kamand Kojouri
“This is an ode to life.
The anthem of the world.
For as there are billions
of different stars that
make up the sky
so, too, are there billions
of different humans that
make up the Earth.
Some shine brighter
but all are made of
the same cosmic dust.
O the joy of being
in life with all these people!
I speak of differences
because they are there.
Like the different organs
that make up our bodies.
Earth, itself, is one large body.
Listen to how it howls
when one human is
in misery.
When one kills another, the
Earth feels the pang in its
chest. When one orgasms,
the Earth craves a cigarette.
Look carefully,
these animals are
beauty spots that make the
Earth’s face lovelier
and more loveable.
These oceans are the Earth’s
limpid eyes. These trees, its hair.
This is an ode to life.
The anthem of the world.
I will no longer speak of
differences, for the similarities
are larger.
Look even closer. There may be
distances between our limbs but
there are no spaces between
our hearts. We long to be one.
We long to be in nature and
to run wild with its wildlife.
Let us celebrate life and living,
for it is sacrilegious
to be ungrateful.
Let us play and be playful,
for it is sacrilegious
to be serious.
Let us celebrate imperfections
and make existence
proud of us, for tomorrow is
death, and this is an ode to life.
The anthem of the world.”
Kamand Kojouri

Yuna Kagesaki
“I want to be bullied.
But in again and you'll pay."

"She... wants to be bullied...?”
Yuna Kagesaki, AiON Volume 1

Kamand Kojouri
“I only wrote prose before I met you.
My musings were superfluous and serious as well.
But now the words dance with me.
I sing with them
and we create poetry.”
Kamand Kojouri

Mehmet Murat ildan
“When the situation is serious, don’t be funny; and when the situation is funny, don’t be serious!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“70% happens against your will/thinking.”
ali hussan

“Life is too serious and precious for it to be left to chance. You have to make it your project to discover your purpose in life. You have to be intentional about it.”
D.S. Mashego

Neil Gaiman
“Loki was trying to look serious, but even so, he was smiling at the corners of his mouth. It was not a reassuring smile.”
Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology

Israelmore Ayivor
“Serious people are not easily distracted!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

“Yeah we miss people that is why we live between people.”
ali hussan

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