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A brilliant epigram is a solemn platitude gone to a masquerade ball.
Queen of Great Britain 1819-1901
A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.
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
Lord George Byron
English poet 1788-1824
And having wisdom with each studious year, in meditation dwelt, with learning wrought, and shaped his weapon with an edge severe, sapping a solemn creed with solemn sneer.
American journalist 1875-1950
Call the bald man, ''Boy;'' make the sage thy toy; greet the youth with solemn face; praise the fat man for his grace.
South African author and anti-war campaigner 1855-1920
Everything has two sides - the outside that is ridiculous, and the inside that is solemn.
English writer 1894-1963
Feasts must be solemn and rare, or else they cease to be feasts.
Canadian novelist and journalist 1913-
He types his labored column - weary drudge! Senile fudge and solemn: spare, editor, to condemn these dry leaves of his autumn.
American writer and criticus 1925-
In America, the race goes to the loud, the solemn, the hustler. If you think you're a great writer, you must say that you are.
British Labour politician
In short, it may be said that on paper the obligations to settle international disputes peacefully are now so comprehensive and far-reaching that it is almost impossible for a state to resort to war without violating one or more solemn treaty obligations.
American photographer 1938-
It is the solemn obligation of a leader always to be a leader. Even when - perhaps especially when - you don't feel like being a leader.
British Author 1868-1952
Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.
English art critic 1819-1900
Of all God's gifts to the sighted man, color is holiest, the most divine, the most solemn.
British Novelist 1816-1855
One does not jump, and spring, and shout hurrah! at hearing one has got a fortune, one begins to consider responsibilities, and to ponder business; on a base of steady satisfaction rise certain grave cares, and we contain ourselves, and brood over our bliss with a solemn brow.
G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-1799
There are people who believe everything is sane and sensible that is done with a solemn face.
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