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American novelist, essayist, editor 1931-
Black literature is taught as sociology, as tolerance, not as a serious, rigorous art form.
English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
We are growing serious, and let me tell you, that's the next step to being dull.
American poet 1885-1972
A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
British poet 1731-1764
A joke's a very serious thing.
G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-1799
A man is never more serious than when he praise himself.
English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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.
American politician 1936-
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.
Austrian - English philosopher 1889-1951
A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.
American academic and social critic 1947-
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.
American writer 1899-1961
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
English actor 1942-2014
Actors are just entertainers, even the serious ones. That's all an actor is. He's like a serious Bruce Forsyth.
American political activist 1936-
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)
French priest, writer and lecturer 1866-1954
All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy.
American singer, songwriter 1941-
All serious daring starts from within.
American politician 1940-
And unless you think there is a serious chance you're going to jail, don't listen to your lawyer.
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