Top 45 Seriousness Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Seriousness Quotes from famous people such as Kent Conrad, Mercedes Lackey, Shahid Afridi, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Terry Teachout, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

The President is not squaring with the American people

The President is not squaring with the American people as to the seriousness of our nation’s fiscal condition. It is time for people to stand up and tell the truth.
Kent Conrad
There’s more than enough seriousness in the world.
Mercedes Lackey
I have played with seriousness and in a professional way for my country.
Shahid Afridi
My seriousness as a politician will be seen from what I speak from a political stage and say in press conferences. If my comic flavor shows there, I cannot be taken as a serious politician.
Gurpreet Ghuggi
The smaller newspapers probably won’t have any critics at all. Maybe that’s not such a bad thing because there’s a certain level of seriousness that you can’t get with a small newspaper for critics.
Terry Teachout
I think almost every writer in the world would hope that books would be always talked about with respect and civility and depth and seriousness.
Dave Eggers
Go on, then, and let your intent be seriousness.
Donald Cargill
I love the characters not knowing everything and the reader knowing more than them. There’s more mischief in that and more room for seriousness, too.
Anne Enright
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
Oscar Wilde
That’s the great test: if you’re going to be a great comic writer, not a humorist, you’ve got to take it into the throat of grief. Can you make laughter and seriousness so close that they are the same thing?
Howard Jacobson
In the time we made ‘To the 5 Boroughs,’ there was a political seriousness because of what was happening in the world.
Mike D
In the New Yorker library, I have long been shelved between Nadine Gordimer and Brendan Gill; an eerie little space nestled between high seriousness of purpose and legendary lightness of touch.
Adam Gopnik
It may well be, of course, that America’s pop culture is on balance better than our high art. I don’t think so, but you can certainly make a case that the best of it aspires to a degree of aesthetic and emotional seriousness that is directly comparable to all but the very greatest works of high art.
Terry Teachout
When I talk about ‘apolitical’ or ‘nonpartisan’ change, I mean first and foremost exploring root causes with due seriousness and at least agreeing on what they are.
Bret Weinstein
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.
Bob Ney
In ‘Spinal Tap,’ there’s the fake historical quality of ‘Stonehenge.’ It’s something the musicians look at with a mystical reverence. In folk music, it’s the seriousness with which these people approach their ‘art.’
Christopher Guest
It is not so important to be serious as it is to be serious about the important things. The monkey wears an expression of seriousness which would do credit to any college student, but the monkey is serious because he itches.
Robert M. Hutchins
Even though I’m known as a pop musician, I have a seriousness about what I do.
Brian Eno
Two-thirds of people with diabetes don’t realize the seriousness that it can cause their hearts. They don’t realize they can have a stroke, drop dead of a heart attack. So you’ve got to get this thing under control.
Dick Clark
The FCC is a quasi-judicial body. It is supposed to undertake this period of public comment with a degree of seriousness and respect.
Brian Schatz
Notes on ‘Camp’ talks a lot about homosexuality and androgyny and performance and a false seriousness, nit-picking the trivial things and making them funny. And that’s exactly what drag does. Reading through the entire essay I couldn’t help but relate all of it back to drag.
Violet Chachki
Humor and seriousness are not in opposition to each other.
Al Franken
Run a home like you would a small business and treat it with the same seriousness.
Anthea Turner
Content films necessary don’t go by the content, they go by the emotions. Content films are about content whether you want to portray the content or sell it through humour, through seriousness, is a choice of the filmmaker.
Kay Kay Menon
I don’t put seriousness in Bollywood movies. Because in Bollywood, people want entertainment even if it has no meaning.
Living is no laughing matter: you must live with great seriousness like a squirrel for example – I mean without looking for something beyond and above living, I mean living must be your whole occupation.
Nazim Hikmet
A decision by the government to arm the rebels in Syria ought to be taken as carefully as one to commit British troops. It is akin to war, albeit by proxy, and must be treated with equal seriousness and meet the tests for a just war.
Jacob Rees-Mogg
Conservatives should insist that defense spending be examined with the same seriousness that we demand in examining the books of those government agencies that spend taxpayer money in the name of welfare, the environment, or education.
Grover Norquist
If you take anything I say with any seriousness whatsoever, go study Yang style tai chi. It will make you live longer.
Hal Sparks
I think when you see an aircraft fire, these angry, black puffs of smoke, knowing that one of them could kill you that you – you – you understand the seriousness of the mission. And you understand your own mortality.
George H. W. Bush
Sometimes you say punchlines or say things in music and you may not even know any seriousness behind it. You’re just trying to say something in the moment to catch attention.
If you can get humor and seriousness at the same time,

If you can get humor and seriousness at the same time, you’ve created a special little thing, and that’s what I’m looking for, because if you get pompous, you lose everything.
Paul Simon
There are very few movies in English about romantic obsession told with a seriousness of purpose.
James Gray
The problem is that rap is so often a caricature of its own image. Nobody comes to the table with the seriousness of the effect that it can have; nobody is prepared for that.
I wanted to do dance with the same seriousness as art was done and acknowledged, not with the entertainment factor that is always connected to theater and film.
Tino Sehgal
I grew up around so much new agey stuff. Part of me takes it lightly because I’m so used to it. It was my parents. It wasn’t some path I discovered and want to share with people. It’s just been a very natural part of my life. There’s humor to it and there’s seriousness to it, too.
Devendra Banhart
‘South Pacific’ has a definite heaviness that people don’t realize. It’s got a seriousness and a message.
Kelli O’Hara
As the Palestinian leadership never seems to pay any penalty for its words, America’s seriousness about the peace process is in doubt.
Elliott Abrams
In all seriousness, people think that it’s the ideas that are important. Well, everyone has ideas, all the time. I tend to write mine down and remember them, but at some point you have to apply the bum to the seat and knock out about sixty five thousand words – that’s how long a novel is.
Terry Pratchett
I think that coming to work every day and what we try and do and accomplish, there’s a seriousness to it.
Mike Budenholzer
Running your own business is a huge amount of fun, but there’s also a huge amount of seriousness, so actually, they level out.
James William Middleton
You’re trying to write about something that’s sacred. You’re trying to bring the seriousness of life and death to it, and you’re trying to find a way to dramatize it, and you’re trying to give language to it, which is inadequate. But it’s important to try.
Edward Hirsch
There is an overall seriousness in tone that pervades ‘To The 5 Boroughs.’
Mike D
There was a time when the conservative movement was led by the likes of Bill Buckley and Irving Kristol and Bob Bartley, men of ideas who invested the Republican Party with intellectual seriousness.
Bret Stephens
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.