Quotation Explorer - 'Seriously'

Life is too short to be taken seriously.
It is difficult to make a reputation, but is even more difficult seriously to mar a reputation once properly made --- so faithful is the public. - Arnold Bennett
Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out of it alive. - Elbert Hubbard
Life is too important to be taken seriously. - Oscar Wilde
Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves. - Rudyard Kipling
This isn't a game," he repeats. It's real. What you do here determines your survival. He pauses. "And the survival of every other person on this planet.I laugh.He doesn't. And that tells me he's either serious or seriously crazy. Please let him be crazy. - Eve Silver
They will turn you over, toss you about, fob you off, take you less seriously, because to get there, you must walk on your own feet. - Chinonye J. Chidolue
We are creatures taken seriously by the Earth, because we can severely affect the fate of the Earth, but we are in no way taken seriously by the Universe yet! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them. - Denis Watley
Oh for craps sake. You're not dying again, are you? It's seriously inconvenient when you do that." -Aphrodite - P.C. Cast
Children are not the people of tomorrow, but are people of today. They have a right to be taken seriously, and to be treated with tenderness and respect. They should be allowed to grow into whoever they were meant to be. 'The unknown person' inside of them is our hope for the future. - Janusz Korczak
I laugh at myself. I don't take myself completely seriously. I think that's another quality that people have to hold on to... you have to laugh, especially at yourself. - Madonna
You make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her. - Winston S. Churchill
Charge less, but charge. Otherwise, you will not be taken seriously, and you do your fellow artists no favours if you undercut the market. - Elizabeth Aston
PILGRIM, n. A traveler that is taken seriously. A Pilgrim Father was one who, leaving Europe in 1620 because not permitted to sing psalms through his nose, followed it to Massachusetts, where he could personate God according to the dictates of his conscience. - Ambrose Bierce
Normally, children learn to gauge rather accurately from the tone of their parent's voice how seriously to take his threats. Of course, they sometimes misjudge and pay the penalty.
If you cannot find an element of Humour in something, your not taking it seriously enough. - Ilyas Kassam
I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting. But it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously. - Douglas Adams
Pray sensibly.Pray scrupulously.Pray selflessly.Pray seriously. - Matshona Dhliwayo
We all need to be mocked from time to time, lest we take ourselves too seriously. - George R.R. Martin
The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. - Hubert H. Humphrey
A psychologist’s job (if it’s done well) is to get you to seriously laugh at yourself. - Clifford Cohen
A boddhisattva is someone who is on the way to becoming a buddha. All of us become boddhisattvas as soon as we start to take our Zen work seriously and the work we do contributes to creating a world in which all good actions become more efficacious. - David Brazier
Anarchism is democracy taken seriously. - Edward Abbey
We need courage to take ourselves seriously, to look closely and without flinching, to regard the things that frighten us in life and art with wonder. - Elizabeth Gilbert
Always remember rule #6... don't take yourself so damn seriously - Ben and Rosamund Zander
It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously. - Peter Ustinov
I want to change the pop world one sequin at a time. Artists tend to take themselves way too seriously and don't enjoy the fun of making an impact on culture. I just have a good time and sequins represent a good time. - Lady Gaga
Preventive war was an invention of Hitler. I would not even listen to anyone seriously that came and talked about such a thing. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
The great thing about writing fiction is that you can do whatever the fuck you want, go as far as you are willing to go, and laugh at the people who take it seriously. - Richard P. Denney
I was starting to hate my sixteenth birthday. A poufy white dress and a cake with roses made out of pink icing and awkward dancing with boys in awkward suits was starting to sound like a great alternative. Seriously. Sign my up, I wouldn't even complain. - Alyxandria Harvey
People who write about politics, whether on the left or the right, have a consistent bias: they take politics seriously. - Paul Graham
Humanity takes itself too seriously. It's the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, history would have been different. - Oscar Wilde
If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe. - Joe Rogan
Seriously, a thirty-something woman shouldn't be daydreaming about a fictional character in a two-hundred-year-old world to the point where it interfered with her very real and much more important life and relationships. Of course she shouldn't. - Shannon Hale
Go after a man's weakness, and never, ever, threaten unless you're going to follow through, because if you don't, the next time you won't be taken seriously. - Roy M. Cohn
Remember the 11th commandment. Thou shalt not take thyself to damn seriously. - Roy Mcconnell
The most important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative, and the second disastrous. - Margot Fonteyn
If you jot down every silly thought that pops into your mind, you will soon find out everything you most seriously believe. - Mignon McLaughlin
Each instant brought them, more momentous than the explosion of Krakatoa. It was only that no one noticed. We are to accustomed to the absurdity of existence. The loss of a universe is not worth taking seriously. - Yukio Mishima
I would like to take you seriously but to do so would affront your intelligence.
Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either. - Albert Einstein
This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication.
Not obedience or feelings or respect, there is only one thing which people take seriously at all time and its "money". - Amit Kalantri
After you've seen behind the facade of a stage set you can't take the play seriously any more. You can't go backwards and regain your ignorance; you have to move forward. - Zeena Schreck
So many people don't think seriously about the fact that Personal Responsibility is one of the most essential credentials in National transformation - Sunday Adelaja
Heresy is usually quite sophisticated, actually has a meaning, and is to be taken very seriously. It is therefore to be carefully distinguished from turgid, pretentious, badly-written Bullsgeshichte, to use the technical German theological term. - Carl R. Trueman
I can't take a well-tanned person seriously. - Cleveland Amory
If you're too serious to make life a laughing matter, then you seriously need to make laughter matter to you today and every day! - Jeannine M. Luby
It’s been easier to convince people to hand over half their income, their children to war, and their freedoms in perpetuity, than to engage them in seriously considering how roads might function in the absence of taxation. - Stefan Molyneux
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about. - Oscar Wilde
Part of the appeal of the fantastic is taking ridiculous ideas very seriously and pretending they're not absurd. - China Miéville
Seriously, what would you prefer? To stand out from everyone else, or disappear in the crowd? Because I call the latter 'sheep. - G.P. Burdon
Sunday lay so heavily in the air as to become almost nauseating. Maigret used to claim openly, half seriously, half in fun, that he had always had the knack of sensing a Sunday from his bed, without even having to open his eyes. - Georges Simenon
You know when 1 in 2 marriages ends in divorce, 1 in 42 boys have Autism, and safety complaints from the majority of whistle-blower's are not being upheld, that you are living in a seriously dysfunctional society. - Steven Magee
we need love thats why we love ,seriously we are slave of our needs and requirements - faamin
Life is too important to take seriously. - Corky Siegel
Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If cavemen had known how to laugh, history would have been different. - Chuck Klosterman
Welfare reforms and the whole happy exploitation movement are not baby steps. They are big steps–in a seriously backward direction. - Gary L. Francione
I never knew I liked to be outside so much. I never knew I liked lochs and views and that, but I could seriously handle living in a cottage by the side of somewhere like this."The Panopticon - Jenn Fagan
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them. - Denis Waitley
Words are to be taken seriously. I try to take seriously acts of language. Words set things in motion. - Toni Cade Bambara
Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun. - Alan W. Watts
An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously. - Charles F. Kettering
Seriously, this old woman had no idea how close she came to being squashed like a roach. -Sage Hannigan, Contingency - P.S. Martinez
Until we will be able to shape the universe the way we wanted, mankind will not be taken seriously by the universe and he shall remain as insignificant ants of the universe! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Don't take life to seriously, its not like you're going to get out alive! #Life - Hazim Bangwar
Don’t take life too seriously! Nobody gets out alive anyway. Smile. Be goofy. Take chances. Have fun. Inspire. - Dawn Gluskin
Nothing can do with PAST, but if you seriously thinking some good thing at PRESENT, then you can achieve anything in FUTURE. - Sivaprakash Sidhu
Pretend you are foolish to the foolish, and be yourself when you are alone or with others like you, because if you take the foolish seriously as your friend, you might be a fool yourself. - A Gentlemen
A good fight should be like a small play, but played seriously. - Bruce Lee
The ideology and philosophy of neo-Darwinism which is sold by its adepts as a scientific theoretical foundation of biology seriously hampers the development of science and hides from students the field’s real problems. - Vladimir L. Voeikov
I’ll promise to think twice before I take any important step you seriously disapprove of. - Anne Brontë
Oh sorry, I was taking life seriously. - Bill Hicks
Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not. - Vaclav Havel
You don't get to advertise all the good that your religion does without first scrupulously subtracting all the harm it does and considering seriously the question of whether some other religion, or no religion at all, does better. - Daniel C. Dennett
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. - Elbert Hubbard
When I see Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity baying across the television screen, I find it hard to take them seriously. I assume that they must be saying what they do primarily to boost book sales or ratings, although I do wonder who would spend their precious evenings with such sourpusses. - Barack Obama
You will make all kinds of mistakes but as long as you are generous and true and fierce you cannot hurt the world, or even seriously distress her.
Compassion constitutes a radical form of criticism, for it announces that the hurt is to be taken seriously, that the hurt is not to be accepted as normal and natural but is an abnormal and unacceptable condition for humanness. - Walter Brueggemann
First make yourself unpopular, then people will take you seriously.
I m not funny, really m not !!! I just tell people the truth, and then they start laughing and say haha you are funny...but seriously m not!!! - shashankbisht
This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.
Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously. - Hunter S. Thompson
Mankind will begin to recover the moment we take art as seriously as physics, chemistry, or money. - Ernst Levy
Its sometimes important to not take life so seriously, so life could woo you by showing you some good time. - Rupali Rajopadhye Rotti
A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
It's very hard to take yourself too seriously when you look at the world from outer space. - Thomas K. Mattingly II
If you should not take your thoughts seriously, then why the thoughts of others? - Matthew Donnelly
Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously. - G.K. Chesterton
No more shooting from anyone. Or I am going to get seriously cranky with everyone. Suddenly, and violently and all over the place. - Simon R. Green
Man had created God in his own image, not the other way around. He had done it through sheer terror, and who could blame him? Unfortunately he had made too good a job. The god he had invented was just as cruel and careless as man himself. Not a deity to whom one should seriously address a prayer. - Richard Herley
When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.
While the people retain their virtue, and vigilance, no administration, by any extreme of wickedness or folly, can very seriously injure the government, in the short space of four years. - Abraham Lincoln
Take care of your manners as seriously as your money. - Amit Kalantri
It was like passing the scene of a highway accident and being relieved to learn that nobody had been seriously injured.
The speaker indicts our unbelieving responses to Jesus' COMMAND not to worry. We take it less seriously than His commands about overt actions and justify ourselves that we would not worry if He kept us from any circumstance we might worry about. - Jim Savastio
Trace was just one of those guys who caught your attention no matter if you had a ring on your finger. He would be hot 'til the day he died. Seriously. - Chelsea Lynn Charters The Gossip Web
Each religion, by the help of more or less myth which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabline it to make its peace with its destiny. - George Santayana
One of the reasons God did not make a lover for Himself when He made one for Adam is because He knew that fewer people would take Him seriously once He had an ex. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
We don't yet know, above all, what the world might be like if children were to grow up without being subjected to humiliation, if parents would respect them and take them seriously as people. - Alice Miller
Even the simplest poemMay destroy your immunity to human emotions.All poems must carry a Government warning. WordsCan seriously affect your heart. - Elma Mitchell
I'm seriously laughing - Guy Harduf
The overriding reason why we should take other people's cultures seriously is because God has taken ours seriously. - John R.W. Stott
Leprechauns are not twee beings dreamed up by the tourist board, but warriors of legend. That name comes from the Celtic god of commerce and war, Lugh. Their mission, their life’s work, is to protect the gold. What better way to hide it than to become a joke, a story nobody takes seriously? - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
The spells are made up. I have met people who assure me, very seriously, that they are trying to do them, and I can assure them, just as seriously, that they don’t work. - J.K. Rowling
The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously. - Nicholas Butler
Take your work seriously but never take yourself seriously; and do not take what happens either to yourself or your work seriously. - Booth Tarkington
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