Quotes by solemn

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  • Lionel Strachey
    Lionel Strachey
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    A brilliant epigram is a solemn platitude gone to a masquerade ball.
  • Queen Victoria
    Queen Victoria
    Queen of Great Britain 1819-1901
    Queen Victoria
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    A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.
  • 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
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    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.
  • Helen Rowland
    Helen Rowland
    American journalist 1875-1950
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    Call the bald man, ''Boy;'' make the sage thy toy; greet the youth with solemn face; praise the fat man for his grace.
  • Olive Schreiner
    Olive Schreiner
    South African author and anti-war campaigner 1855-1920
    Olive Schreiner
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    Everything has two sides - the outside that is ridiculous, and the inside that is solemn.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Feasts must be solemn and rare, or else they cease to be feasts.
  • Robertson Davies
    Robertson Davies
    Canadian novelist and journalist 1913-
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    He types his labored column - weary drudge! Senile fudge and solemn: spare, editor, to condemn these dry leaves of his autumn.
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
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    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.
  • Arthur Henderson
    Arthur Henderson
    British Labour politician
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    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.
  • Bill Owens
    Bill Owens
    American photographer 1938-
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    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.
  • Norman Douglas
    Norman Douglas
    British Author 1868-1952
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    Never take a solemn oath. People think you mean it.
  • John Ruskin
    John Ruskin
    English art critic 1819-1900
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    Of all God's gifts to the sighted man, color is holiest, the most divine, the most solemn.
  • Charlotte Brontë
    Charlotte Brontë
    British Novelist 1816-1855
    Charlotte Brontë
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    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
    G. C. Lichtenberg
    German writer and physicist 1742-1799
    G. C. Lichtenberg
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    There are people who believe everything is sane and sensible that is done with a solemn face.
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