31 Best Seriousness Quotes And Sayings

Are you having a hard time staying serious and focused on the task at hand? Are you constantly distracted and losing sight of your goal? Don’t worry — we've got you covered! These serious quotes about life will help you stay focused and keep you moving forward in spite of life's challenges.

Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original...
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Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the cave-man had known how to laugh, History would have been different. Oscar Wilde
She couldn't avoid being serious about things she cared for,...
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She couldn't avoid being serious about things she cared for, and happiness made her grave at the thought of all the things which might destroy it. Graham Greene
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This showed once again that everyone had something different to lose in this battle. Some were concerned for their lives, and some for those they cared most about: rays, sea horses, even the chickens that ran free in the streets of the city because they couldn't all be caught in time. Kai Meyer
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Every novel which is truly written contributes to the total of knowledge which is there at the disposal of the next writer who comes, but the next writer must pay, always, a certain nominal percentage in experience to be able to understand and assimilate what is available as his birthright and what he must, in turn, take his departure from. If a writer of prose knows enough about what he is writing about he may omit things that he knows and the reader, if the writer is writing truly enough, will have a feeling of those things as strongly as though the writer had stated them. The dignity of movement of an ice-berg is due to only one-eighth of it being above water. A writer who omits things because he does not know them only makes hollow places in his writing. A writer who appreciates the seriousness of writing so little that he is anxious to make people see he is formally educated, cultured or well-bred is merely a popinjay. And this too remember; a serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl. . Ernest Hemingway
The one serious conviction that a man should have is...
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The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously. Nicholas Butler
What? Why are you making the glee nose? The death...
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What? Why are you making the glee nose? The death of my world is funny? The final vengeance of my people? I will kill you. Jackson Lanzing
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This is an ode to life. The anthem of the world. For as there are billionsof different stars thatmake up the skyso, too, are there billions of different humans thatmake up the Earth.Some shine brighter but all are made ofthe same cosmic dust. O the joy of beingin life with all these people! I speak of differencesbecause they are there. Like the different organsthat make up our bodies. Earth, itself, is one large body. Listen to how it howlswhen one human isin misery. When one kills another, the Earth feels the pang in itschest. 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 similaritiesare larger. Look even closer. There may bedistances between our limbs butthere are no spaces betweenour hearts. We long to be one. We long to be in nature andto 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 sacrilegiousto be serious. Let us celebrate imperfectionsand make existenceproud of us, for tomorrow isdeath, and this is an ode to life. The anthem of the world. Kamand Kojouri
The first step towards true enlightenment is to lighten up...
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The first step towards true enlightenment is to lighten up on yourself. Bashar
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I like to prowl ordinary places. I feel sorry for us all or glad for us allcaught alive togetherand awkward in that way.there's nothing better than the jokeof usthe seriousness of usthe dullness of us Charles Bukowski
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The men who made the joke saw something deep which they could not express except by something silly and emphatic. G.k. Chesterton
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It is the tendency of deep feeling to subdue the manner rather than to render it too energetic. Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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When your madness is creative and necessary, people will not notice the fact that you are crazy. Michael Bassey Johnson
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Seriousness is too boring to the playful human condition. A heart of stone that has a long face can never express love. Michael Bassey Johnson
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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
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Who put the S in comic to make cosmic? / The Self, which is the self of all beings - / choosing to disguise from themselves / that everything is just a game. // With a laugh we could turn / from all the seriousness we learned / and connect with every atom to create / breathtaking beauty with graceful ease. Jay Woodman
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But a generation that does not aspire to seriousness, to meaning, is unworthy to walk in the shadow of those who have gone before, I mean those who have struggled and surmounted, I mean those who have aspired, I mean Rembrandt, I mean Turner, I mean Michelangelo and Matisse … I mean obviously Rothko. John Logan
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Those who are weak, never suck the blood of the enemy, as it is to be done with strength. Auliq Ice
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And where, " Socrates smiled, "is the universe?"" The universe is well, there are theories about how it's shaped.."" That's not what I asked. Where is it?"" I don't know - how can I answer that?"" That is the point. You cannot answer it, and you never will. There is no knowing about it. You are ignorant of where the universe is, and thus, where you are. In fact, you have no knowledge of where anything is or of What anything is or how is came to be. Life is a mystery." My ignorance is based on this understanding. Your understanding is based on ignorance. This is why I am a humorous fool, and you are a serious jackass. Dan Millman
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If a writer of prose knows enough about what he is writing about he may omit things that he knows and the reader, if the writer is writing truly enough, will have a feeling of those things as strongly as though the writer had stated them. The dignity of movement of an ice-berg is due to only one-eighth of it being above water. A writer who omits things because he does not know them only makes hollow places in his writing. A writer who appreciates the seriousness of writing so little that he is anxious to make people see he is formally educated, cultured or well-bred is merely a popinjay. And this too remember; a serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl. Ernest Hemingway
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During the whole time consumed in the slow growth of this family tree, the house of Smallweed, always early to go out and late to marry, has strengthened itself in its practical character, has discarded all amusements, discountenanced all story-books, fairy-tales, fictions, and fables, and banished all levities whatsoever. Hence the gratifying fact that it has had no child born to it and that the complete little men and women whom it has produced have been observed to bear a likeness to old monkeys with something depressing on their minds. Charles Dickens