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  • Toni Morrison
    Toni Morrison
    American novelist, essayist, editor 1931-
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    Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form.
  • Bernie Sanders
    Bernie Sanders
    American politician 1941-
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    If we are serious about moving toward energy independence in a cost-effective way, we should invest in solar energy. If we are serious about cutting air and water pollution and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we should invest in solar energy.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    We are growing serious, and let me tell you, that's the next step to being dull.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
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    A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
  • Charles Churchill
    Charles Churchill
    British poet 1731-1764
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    A joke's a very serious thing.
  • G. C. Lichtenberg
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
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    A man is never more serious than when he praise himself.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    A man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, humors and flatters them, as he does with a sprightly and forward child; but he neither consults them about, nor trusts them with, serious matters.
  • Barbara Mikulski
    Barbara Mikulski
    American politician 1936-
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    A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically necessary to protect her from serious physical harm.
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Austrian - English philosopher 1889-1951
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    A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    A serious writer is not to be confused 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.
    Source: Death in the Afternoon (1932) Ch. 16
  • Bob Hoskins
    Bob Hoskins
    English actor 1942-2014
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    Actors are just entertainers, even the serious ones. That's all an actor is. He's like a serious Bruce Forsyth.
  • Bobby Seale
    Bobby Seale
    American political activist 1936-
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    All I did in Chicago was to exercise my legal right to speak on my own behalf and I was given four years in jail as a result. But I think the most serious injustice perpetrated by the court system in America is the inability of a black man to get a jury of his peers.
    Source: Interview with The Guardian (February 1970)
  • Ernest Dimnet
    Ernest Dimnet
    French priest, writer and lecturer 1866-1954
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    All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy.
  • Joan Baez
    Joan Baez
    American singer, songwriter 1941-
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    All serious daring starts from within.
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