Serious Quotes

Quotes tagged as "serious" (showing 1-30 of 106)
Terry Goodkind
“That is the curse of lying, Sister. Once you place that crown of the liar upon 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

“People who don't smile are not serious”
Dhillon Lee MW

Oscar Wilde
“I suppose one must be serious sometimes.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

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

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

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

Deyth Banger
“Life is not about, fun at age 1-10,14, then time to start smoking, taking drugs and abuse alcohol which is at age 14-20-21... then serious relationship..., serious work... and then getting where most mediocre people end up.”
Deyth Banger, Brain on Porn

Jason Medina
“She then asked, ‘I guess as a cop, you’ve dealt with death a lot, huh?’
He stopped grinning, breathed deeply, and replied more seriously, ‘More times than I would have preferred.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Bianca Marconero
“Perché avere bisogno di qualcuno è una cosa seria.”
Bianca Marconero, Un altro giorno ancora

“When we laugh at the joy in everyday life we realise that the world is not such a serious place after all.”
Dee Waldeck

Deyth Banger
“Don't live so serious… if so you already wasted your time by thinking about how to take your life serious or not?”
Deyth Banger

Ehsan Sehgal
“I know nothing when you are in doubts situation, you see, take and feel just humour than to be, serious. It is up to you, in which way and how you express your inner feelings that lead to the proper way. Be wise, bold or leave your senseless activities.”
Ehsan Sehgal

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