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1. "She also considered very seriously what she would look like in a little cottage in the middle of the forest, dressed in a melancholy gray and holding communion only with the birds and trees; a life of retirement away from the vain world; a life into which no man came. It had its attractions, but she decided that gray did not suit her."
Author: A.A. Milne
2. "Most scientists will get serious media exposure about twice in their entire career. And they'll get that because they've actually done an experiment that was interesting."
Author: Aubrey De Grey
3. "As to rocket ships flying between America and Europe, I believe it is worth seriously trying for. Thirty years ago persons who were developing flying were laughed at as mad, and that scorn hindered aviation. Now we heap similar ridicule upon stratoplane or rocket ships for trans-Atlantic flights. (1933)[Predicting high-altitude jet aircraft for routine long-distance travel.]"
Author: Auguste Piccard
4. "Going to war against Iran - whether one calls such a move 'surgical' or 'total' - would be an extremely serious undertaking; with worldwide economic, military, diplomatic and human ramifications in both the short- and the long-term."
Author: Bob Barr
5. "In my view, there is nothing more vicious and outrageous than the abuse, exploitation and harm of the most vulnerable members of our society, and I firmly believe that our nation's laws and resources need to reflect the seriousness of these terrible crimes."
Author: Bob Ney
6. "Of Course God does not consider you hopeless. If He did, He would not be moving you to seek Him (and He obviously is)... Continue seeking Him with seriousness. Unless He wanted you, you would not be wanting Him."
Author: C.S. Lewis
7. "Fashion shows used to be more crazy. Now they've become a bit too serious."
Author: Carine Roitfeld
8. "But I try not to think with my gut. If I'm serious about understanding the world, thinking with anything besides my brain, as tempting as that might be, is likely to get me into trouble. Really, it's okay to reserve judgment until the evidence is in."
Author: Carl Sagan
9. "Scout released me, then wiped tears from beneath her eyes. Catharsis, I guessed. "I've said itbefore and I'll say it again—you seriously rock, Parker.""Tell me again, Green," I said as we switched on flashlights and headed through the tunnel."Seriously, you rock.""One more time.""Don't press your luck."
Author: Chloe Neill
10. "There is no human soul, and I am absolutely for sure seriously not going to fucking cry."
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
11. "The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business."
Author: Clarence Darrow
12. "Bands from Akron have a sense of humor and don't tend to take themselves too seriously."
Author: Dan Auerbach
13. "I seriously started drinking probably when I was about twelve. Kids are doing a lot of stuff very early."
Author: David Arquette
14. "The other more serious reason for the illusion of separateness is compulsive thinking. It is when we are trapped in incessant streams of compulsive thinking that the universe really disintegrates for us, and we lose the ability to sense the interconnectedness of all that exists."
Author: Eckhart Tolle
15. "What is this, Tom""It's the beginning, January.""Of what?" She asked me seriously."Well have all the time in the world to talk about that. It's too deep to get into it right now but know this, I'm tired of pretending. So weary of it. I forgot myself when I lost who I thought Kelly was to me, but you've shown me what I think, no, I know no one else could have shown me.""And what's that?""That I don't want to be lost anymore. I – I want you."
Author: Fisher Amelie
16. "Presidents have the right to nominate their own cabinet secretaries. But their nominees don't have a right to confirmation. Senators have a constitutional duty to advise and consent to the appointment of all Cabinet officials. They should take that duty seriously."
Author: Gary Bauer
17. "I became famous so quickly and so young - it was daunting. I was immature and I used to say some really stupid things in interviews. I never smiled on stage so I looked really serious, but it was because I hated my teeth and was incredibly nervous."
Author: Gary Numan
18. "I am not too serious about anything. I believe you have to enjoy yourself to get the most out of your ability. I can take the criticism with the accolades. Neither affects me."
Author: George Brett
19. "I'm serious about you, Avery. If you want me for real, you have me."
Author: J. Lynn
20. "Every president since George Washington has taken executive privilege seriously. Every Republican president has."
Author: Jacob Lew
21. "I blame it on Walt Disney, where animals are given human qualities. People don't understand that a wild animal is not something that is nice to pat. It can seriously harm you."
Author: James Cameron
22. "The Danes don't take themselves seriously at all and look for the joke in everything. Us Scots are on the same line of latitude and have the same amount of light, which may be why we have a similar sense of humour."
Author: Jamie Sives
23. "And now, Henry," said Miss Tilney, "that you have made us understand each other, you may as well make Miss Morland understand yourself—unless you mean to have her think you intolerably rude to your sister, and a great brute in your opinion of women in general. Miss Morland is not used to your odd ways.""I shall be most happy to make her better acquainted with them.""No doubt; but that is no explanation of the present.""What am I to do?""You know what you ought to do. Clear your character handsomely before her. Tell her that you think very highly of the understanding of women.""Miss Morland, I think very highly of the understanding of all the women in the world—especially of those—whoever they may be—with whom I happen to be in company.""That is not enough. Be more serious.""Miss Morland, no one can think more highly of the understanding of women than I do. In my opinion, nature has given them so much that they never find it necessary to use more than half."
Author: Jane Austen
24. "I have a great body, I really do. But I want to be taken seriously as an artist, and wearing anything that shows it off will be a distraction from the music. That's how my signature uniform, my tuxedo, came about. It's classic and timeless. You'll see me in black, white, and a pop of color on my lips. That pop adds a little magic."
Author: Janelle Monae
25. "CUSTOMER: I'm always on night shift at work.BOOKSELLER (jokingly): Is that why you're buying so many vampire novels?CUSTOMER (seriously): You can never be too prepared."
Author: Jen Campbell
26. "But if you look at teams that want to share more revenues, they're teams that don't have a lot on the table. They've long since not had any serious investment in their team."
Author: Jerry Jones
27. "How do you find your mount, Miss de Lacy?" Amy found it a slug. It was clear Rowanford had taken her caution too seriously. This horse would be ideal for a non-equestrian grandmother. "I feel very safe," she said. "Excellent. I shall take good care of you, Miss de Lacy. Have no fear." Amy sighed and wished there was a convenient piece of furniture to heft to prove she was not as fragile as she appeared."
Author: Jo Beverley
28. "I can't change overnight into a serious literary author. You can't compare apples to oranges. William Faulkner was a great literary genius. I am not."
Author: John Grisham
29. "Lilly was not crazy. She left a serious suicide note.'Sorry,' said the note.'Just not big enough."
Author: John Irving
30. "A true Englishman doesn't joke when he is talking about so serious a thing as a wager."
Author: Jules Verne
31. "I consider Bush's decision to call for a war against terrorism a serious mistake. He is elevating these criminals to the status of war enemies, and one cannot lead a war against a network if the term war is to retain any definite meaning."
Author: Jurgen Habermas
32. "Okay, well, we have to come up with an excuse. You needing to work and me needing a makeup change isn't going to cut it. We're seriously late."Baby, we don't need an excuse. Anyone who sees you in that dress and those shoes will know exactly why we're late."
Author: Kristen Ashley
33. "A State in the grip of neo-colonialism is not master of its own destiny. It is this factor which makes neo-colonialism such a serious threat to world peace."
Author: Kwame Nkrumah
34. "There is, however, a change going on in the world. There's far more interest in drawing now than there has been in a long, long time. Schools are beginning to teach drawing again in a serious and meaningful way."
Author: Leonard Baskin
35. "We take our endorsements seriously."
Author: Lincoln Diaz Balart
36. "Then how can you ever know about the beautiful goodness of Mud? How bad it wants to be things. How bad it wants to get on your legs and arms and take your footprints and handprints and how bad it wants you to make it alive! Mud is always ready to play with you. Seriously you should try it!"
Author: Lynda Barry
37. "The tragedy of mediocrity is that even mediocre people shake their heads and mull over how standard are falling.- Serious Men"
Author: Manu Joseph
38. "Jenna walked in between desks and plonked herself down behind hers, noticing AGAIN that the teacher hadn't graced the class with his zitty presence. She thought Mr. Kennan needed to get fired, which said a lot, because she rarely paid attention to ugly teachers. She'd discussed this with the principal two weeks back when she'd been sent to his office after getting caught sleeping. She'd told him that if he employed more hot teachers like Mr. Daniels then maybe she wouldn't pass out from boredom. The principal gave her a week's detention because of that comment, saying that she needed to take things more seriously. But she WAS being serious.Jenna Hamilton from Graffiti Heaven (Chapter 28)."
Author: Marita A. Hansen
39. "People say funny things all the time during really serious moments in life."
Author: Mark Ruffalo
40. "On 'Morning Joe' I can say what I think, be my sometimes unorthodox self, have fun, yet be serious as well."
Author: Mika Brzezinski
41. "I think I started toddler gymnastics when I was around 3 or 4, and I began taking it seriously when I was 6."
Author: Nolan Gerard Funk
42. "When she was settled in the car beside Tyler, Maddy folded her hands on her lap. "I've got twothings I want to ask you.""Sure. Shoot.""If I were, like, ten years older and had actual breasts, would you go for me?""Jesus, Maddy.""I don't have a crush on you or anything. I sort of did when we first moved here, but I got over it.You're too old for me, and I'm not ready for a serious relationship, or sex.""Damn right you're not.""But when I am ready, I want to know if a guy would go for me. Theoretically."
Author: Nora Roberts
43. "Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously."
Author: Norman Vincent Peale
44. "Seriousness is stupidity sent to college."
Author: P. J. O'Rourke
45. "Seth and I had broken up twice and while I usually accepted that he had moved on, I knew that I would love him forever. For me, forever was a serious matter" - Georgina about"
Author: Richelle Mead
46. "How do we exorcise one of the Jinn?" He shrugged. "You got Yellow Pages?""Seriously?"Jai snorted. "Yes, Ari. There are Aissawa Exorcists in the Yellow Pages."Huffing, Ari walked away from him. "You really need to work on intonation when you use sarcasm. That way people will know when you're being an asshole.""And you need to work on your gullibility.""Well, I was under the impression you have no sense of humour so forgive me for believing everything you say.""Well that should be fun.""See!" she threw over her shoulder. "No intonation."
Author: Samantha Young
47. "This has been one seriously fucked-up day, huh? (Wren)You might say that. This morning it was 2005 in New Orleans, I was staring at you wondering what it would be like to have the ability to change into a tiger. Now it's the day before I enter the world in 1981 and I can turn into a tiger. Yeah, just your average day...if you're in a Ted Raimi production. (Maggie)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
48. "I know I talk a lot of shit... but I'm serious." His warm thumb glides over my cheek and then across my bottom lip. "And since we can't be loud for your dad's sake, let me be gentle. Let me show you how much I care."
Author: Skyla Madi
49. "At a time when unbridled greed, malignant aggression, and existence of weapons of mass destruction threatens the survival of humanity, we should seriously consider any avenue that offers some hope."
Author: Stanislav Grof
50. "This hobble of being alive is rather serious, don't you think so?"
Author: Thomas Hardy

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