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I really feel free and not as serious as I have been in the past.

Tags: Free, Past  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

A joke is a very serious thing.

Tags: Humor, Joke  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

I was ten when I got my first serious beating. It was rough.

Tags: Rough, Ten  ✍ Author: David Bailey

Serious journalism need not be solemn.

Tags: Journalism, Solemn  ✍ Author: Russell Baker

If anyone would have been paying serious attention to my puppet shows, I would have been sent to therapy very young.

Tags: Attention, Young  ✍ Author: Bob Balaban

I had a serious childhood illness - sort of like spinal meningitis - that led to a three-month hospitalization. Afterward, I couldn't be insured because of a pre-existing condition.

Tags: Childhood, Illness  ✍ Author: Tammy Baldwin

How serious can a movie about time-traveling robots be? You want it to be cool and fun.

Tags: Cool, Fun  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

The most serious film can be the most fun. The one that's supposed to be fun can be the most serious.

Tags: Film, Fun  ✍ Author: Eric Bana

I think that comedy is one of the more serious things that you can do in our day, especially in the world that we're living in.

Tags: Comedy, Living  ✍ Author: Antonio Banderas

The first mistake of art is to assume that it's serious.

Tags: Art, Mistake  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

I began as a boy with artistic talent... as a visual artist... I thought that was what I'd become and in my late teens drifted into reading serious literature.

Tags: Become, Thought  ✍ Author: Russell Banks

When I think about moguls, I think like Donald Trump who... owns NYC practically. That's a mogul. I feel like I'm on my way to a lot more, but mogul is a really serious thing. I think it's a word that gets thrown around easily.

Tags: Thrown, Word  ✍ Author: Tyra Banks

I'm not a serious person, and I don't like serious people.

 ✍ Author: Ray Bradbury

I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are, on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores as in these United States. No man can form an adequate idea of the real meaning of the word, without coming here.

Tags: Here, Real  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.

Tags: Seriously, Taken  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

If the world market believed that we were serious about energy independence and we were going to utilize all of our own existing resources, the speculators would stop speculating up they start speculating down as we get our own oil out of the ground.

Tags: Energy, Start  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

I am not an angel and do not pretend to be. That is not one of my roles. But I am not the devil either. I am a woman and a serious artist, and I would like so to be judged.

Tags: Artist, Woman  ✍ Author: Maria Callas

And we've got to ask ourselves some very serious questions as to whether or not certain religious leaders, in terms of raising money - I hate to bring this up - are pushing hot buttons.

Tags: Hate, Money  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide.

Tags: Problem, Truly  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

I'm very serious about no alcohol, no drugs. Life is too beautiful.

Tags: Beautiful, Life  ✍ Author: Jim Carrey

All my pictures are built around the idea of getting in trouble and so giving me the chance to be desperately serious in my attempt to appear as a normal little gentleman.

Tags: Chance, Giving  ✍ Author: Charlie Chaplin

I think the state has some serious problems. Just look at the layoffs going on across the state, not just in Chicago. It affects the middle class. It pushes people down.

Tags: Problems, State  ✍ Author: Richard M. Daley

I never understood that if you sweat as much as I used to every night, you drain your body of salts. So I got very, very, seriously ill. I got to the stage where I was almost hospitalized with serious problems.

Tags: Night, Problems  ✍ Author: Roger Daltrey

But ya have to make videos in the States. Usually ours just look too serious. We haven't got it together.

Tags: Ours, Together  ✍ Author: Evan Dando

Just because I've got blonde hair and haven't been to Bosnia doesn't mean I'm a bimbo. I am still a serious journalist.

Tags: Hair, Mean  ✍ Author: Jill Dando
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The state of our state needs serious attention.

Tags: Attention, State  ✍ Author: Mitch Daniels

I was a very serious young man, very committed to saving the world.

Tags: Committed, Young  ✍ Author: Samuel Dash

It's much easier for me to be silly than it is to be serious on soap opera.

Tags: Opera, Silly  ✍ Author: Doug Davidson

Inflation is not always the main problem, or indeed a problem at all. Sometimes, though rarely, deflation is a more serious threat, and we need to shelve many of the orthodoxies we have held so dear.

Tags: Problem, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Gavyn Davies

If you catch me saying 'I am a serious actor,' I beg you to slap me.

Tags: Actor, Saying  ✍ Author: Johnny Depp

The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? Like 'Republican party' or 'airplane food.'

Tags: Food, Republican  ✍ Author: Johnny Depp

There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk.

Tags: Painting, Portrait  ✍ Author: Charles Dickens

'Green' issues at last are attracting serious attention, owing to critically important links between the environment and the economy, health, and our security.

Tags: Between, Health  ✍ Author: Sylvia Earle

So we are fulfilling our task in preventing serious armament stocks in Iraq within our possibilities.

Tags: Iraq, Within  ✍ Author: Tamara Ecclestone

I guess the more serious you play something, if the context is funny, then it will be funny and it doesn't really require you to be necessarily, explicitly humorous, or silly.

Tags: Funny, Silly  ✍ Author: Jesse Eisenberg

Politics is a profession; a serious, complicated and, in its true sense, a noble one.

Tags: Politics, True  ✍ Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower

I love doing comedy - I get a laugh out of it, it's not so serious.

Tags: Laugh, Love  ✍ Author: Carmen Electra

When it comes to exercise, I don't like anything that's too serious.

Tags: Exercise  ✍ Author: Lindsay Ellingson

My work is a game, a very serious game.

Tags: Game, Work  ✍ Author: M. C. Escher

I like to see people laugh who are normally serious.

Tags: Laugh, Normally  ✍ Author: Jimmy Fallon

Silicon Valley is constantly saying that the government is irrelevant and powerless. But that's because most people there have never seen it get serious.

Tags: Government, Saying  ✍ Author: Dan Farmer

There is a computer disease that anybody who works with computers knows about. It's a very serious disease and it interferes completely with the work. The trouble with computers is that you 'play' with them!

Tags: Computers, Work  ✍ Author: Richard P. Feynman

I am a serious guy.

Tags: Guy  ✍ Author: Stefano Gabbana

Starting in '98 when I was researching 'Traffic,' I got to meet really serious people in Washington, which for a screenwriter was kind of a great gift. And I really valued these guys; I stayed in touch with them, and I find their point-of-view quite interesting.

Tags: Great, Touch  ✍ Author: Stephen Gaghan

I love doing theaters, cracking people up, hearing them physically roll in the aisles. But we need to get serious. These are serious times. No joke. No joke.

Tags: Joke, Love  ✍ Author: James Gandolfini

One day, we were doing a serious scene and fast talking like we do and we could not stop laughing and the director had to stop the production. We had to go to our trailer and calm down and do it all again.

Tags: Again, Calm  ✍ Author: Victor Garber

I'm very serious about acting.

Tags: Acting  ✍ Author: Victor Garber

Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that very serious person we are when we are not an artist.

Tags: Artist, Means  ✍ Author: Jose Ortega y Gasset

I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.

Tags: Matter, Politics  ✍ Author: Charles de Gaulle

Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.

Tags: Matter, Politics  ✍ Author: Charles de Gaulle

As economists have often pointed out, we pay doctors for quantity, not quality. As they point out less often, we also pay them as individuals, rather than as members of a team working together for their patients. Both practices have made for serious problems.

Tags: Together, Working  ✍ Author: Atul Gawande

With the marketing pressures driving the book world today, it's much easier to get the author of a memoir on a television show than a serious novelist.

Tags: Book, Today  ✍ Author: David Halberstam

I guess I strike people as very serious, or very intense.

Tags: Guess, Intense  ✍ Author: Deidre Hall

In those days I was mortified, because I was a serious actor in my own mind, and then all of a sudden I'm this hunk.

Tags: Days, Mind  ✍ Author: Harry Hamlin

A serious writer is not to be confounded 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.

Tags: May, Writer  ✍ Author: Ernest Hemingway

Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans. It is lovely to be silly at the right moment.

Tags: Lovely, Moment  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

To think of shadows is a serious thing.

Tags: Shadows  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

Really to sin you have to be serious about it.

Tags: Sin  ✍ Author: Henrik Ibsen

American literature had always considered writing a very serious matter.

Tags: American, Writing  ✍ Author: Guillermo Cabrera Infante

More generally, I made an effort to leave out things that weren't relevant to the main narrative themes of the book, namely that there were two sides to Steve Jobs: the romantic, poetic, countercultural rebel on one side, and the serious businessperson on the other.

Tags: Book, Romantic  ✍ Author: Walter Isaacson

I've always found it easier to be funny than to be serious.

Tags: Found, Funny  ✍ Author: Molly Ivins

I just like to do different things. What is more important than the name is that people know that I really like acting, I enjoy it and I want people to know that I am serious.

Tags: Acting, Enjoy  ✍ Author: LL Cool J

What is more important than the name is that people know that I really like acting, I enjoy it and I want people to know that I am serious. The name thing: I will always be L.L. Cool J.

Tags: Cool, Enjoy  ✍ Author: LL Cool J

I was having serious issues with becoming a diabetic.

Tags: Becoming, Issues  ✍ Author: Randy Jackson

There must be something solemn, serious, and tender about any attitude which we denominate religious. If glad, it must not grin or snicker; if sad, it must not scream or curse.

Tags: Attitude, Sad  ✍ Author: William James

I do not espouse the unitarian position. President Clinton's assertion of directive authority over administration, more than President Reagan's assertion of a general supervisory authority, raises serious constitutional questions.

Tags: President, Questions  ✍ Author: Elena Kagan

Ukraine had quite serious impact on the many Russians. They could see that ordinary people in Ukraine which is a bordering state, very close to Russia, the people of this state are, they didn't want to tolerate anymore the power abuse by Ukrainian officials.

Tags: Power, State  ✍ Author: John Kasich

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.

Tags: Software, Technology  ✍ Author: Alan Kay

Play is the work of children. It's very serious stuff.

Tags: Children, Work  ✍ Author: Bob Keeshan

Hardly any actor objects to press. It's a question of it being done in the way they like to see it done, meaning to get down to the serious interview what the profession is so we can reach out to the people to help them get along.

Tags: Done, Help  ✍ Author: Harvey Keitel

We've switched from a culture that was interested in manufacturing, economics, politics - trying to play a serious part in the world - to a culture that's really entertainment-based.

Tags: Politics, Trying  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

I think there ought to be some serious discussion by smart people, really smart people, about whether or not proliferation of things like The Smoking Gun and TMZ and YouTube and the whole celebrity culture is healthy.

Tags: Smart, Whole  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February.

Tags: Against, England  ✍ Author: Joseph Wood Krutch

There's only so far you can take a relationship before you got to get into things that are too serious or over the top.

Tags: Far, Top  ✍ Author: Shia LaBeouf

I would rather die than be a serious artist, or a fake artist.

Tags: Die, Fake  ✍ Author: David LaChapelle

I think the inflation prospects for the U.S. over the next five or six, seven years, are quite serious. You cannot have a bumper crop in apples without the value or the price of each apple falling. The Fed has had the largest increase in the monetary base in the history of the U.S., from colonial times to the present, times ten.

Tags: Cannot, History  ✍ Author: Arthur Laffer

In the restaurant it's much more serious.

Tags: Restaurant  ✍ Author: Emeril Lagasse

I've always been known for bold flavors and rustic cooking, but there is another side to me. As you evolve as a cook, you understand life and how serious it is. There comes a point where there's got to be a better balance.

Tags: Life, Understand  ✍ Author: Emeril Lagasse

I started cooking when I was about 10. I have memories like when I was 6 or 7 with my mom, and when I was 12 I started getting real serious about cooking.

Tags: Mom, Real  ✍ Author: Emeril Lagasse

The idea of doing a children's film is different, but quite honestly I like doing anything - any genre. I've only made one Western, which was 'Three Amigos,' but I would love to make a serious Western. I'm just wide open.

Tags: Children, Love  ✍ Author: John Landis

If Baltimore's view, that scientists who do not take the words of authorities are far removed from the ordinary behavior of scientists, prevails in the scientific community, then something fundamental, very serious, and very disturbing is happening to the scientific community.

Tags: Far, Words  ✍ Author: K. D. Lang

We are the greatest country in the world but we are facing serious issues.

Tags: Country, Greatest  ✍ Author: Rick Larsen

For a long period of history, you were what people said about you, and if your reputation was stained, you were in very serious trouble. People fought duels over this. Then it fades away historically.

Tags: History, Said  ✍ Author: Christopher Lasch

If you are truly serious abut preparing your child for the future, don't teach him to subtract teach him to deduct.

Tags: Future, Him  ✍ Author: Fran Lebowitz

Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin.

Tags: Begin, Politics  ✍ Author: Vladimir Lenin

Knee replacement is serious stuff. And it actually could have made me worse.

Tags: Actually, Stuff  ✍ Author: Lee Majors

Any serious airline has to look at a worldwide network.

Tags: Network, Worldwide  ✍ Author: Vijay Mallya

The United States has made serious mistakes in the conduct of its foreign affairs, which have had unfortunate repercussions long after the decisions were taken.

Tags: After, Mistakes  ✍ Author: Nelson Mandela

For truly it is to be noted, that children's plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.

Tags: Children, Sports  ✍ Author: Michel de Montaigne

Once you don't vote your ideals... that has serious undermining affects. It erodes the moral basis of our democracy.

Tags: Democracy, Vote  ✍ Author: Ralph Nader

We must recognize that we're all part of a web of life around the world. Anytime you extinguish a species, the consequences are serious.

Tags: Life, Web  ✍ Author: Gaylord Nelson

Influenza is a serious disease. Kids die of influenza, both in Japan and the United States, and if you give a drug to people who are at risk of dying, there will be people who die who got the drug,... There is no signal the drug is doing it as opposed to the disease.

Tags: Die, Give  ✍ Author: Robert Nelson

Ever since the '70s, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo were the godfathers of Scandinavian crime. They broke the crime novel in Scandinavia from the kiosks and into the serious bookstores.

Tags: Crime, Since  ✍ Author: Jo Nesbo

I wouldn't, a little bit frightened but throughout my life I'd learnt that when you're in the serious situations, you've got to try to stay calm. Because that's the way you get out of them.

Tags: Life, Try  ✍ Author: John Newcombe

Satire is fascinating stuff. It's deadly serious, and when politics begin to break down, there is a drift towards satire, because it's the only thing that makes any sense.

Tags: Politics, Sense  ✍ Author: Ben Nicholson

Leonardo DiCaprio is a very serious young actor.

Tags: Actor, Young  ✍ Author: Anais Nin

Everyone who's serious about what they're doing must be in constant motion forward.

Tags: Everyone, Forward  ✍ Author: Ed O\'Brien

It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious liberty from a room of silent, thoughtful schoolchildren.

Tags: Liberty, Politics  ✍ Author: Sandra Day O\'Connor

Writing a novel is an act of self-annihilation as much as self-discovery. You can kill whole appetites and flood whole depths while plumbing them, but if you are serious about it you also get to put something into the world that wasn't quite there before.

Tags: Put, Writing  ✍ Author: Paul O\'Grady

I was a serious poet for quite a while and had little notebooks filled with poetry.

Tags: Poetry, While  ✍ Author: Denis O\'Hare

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