it is a serious thing // just to be alive / on this fresh morning / in this broken world.— Mary Oliver
Bumbling Serious Things quotations
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.
Revolution is a serious thing, the most serious thing about a revolutionarys life. When one commits oneself to the struggle, it must be for a lifetime.
I was playing when I invented the aqualung. I think play is the most serious thing in the world.
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
I came seriously close to getting married four times, and each time I backed off in fear or for one reason or another. Each occasion was different, but in hindsight when I look at the people involved, it wasn't a bad thing what I did. I think it may have been more complex had the marriage taken place.
We need a plague. It's gotta happen. And don't worry, it's only gonna kill the weak. Seriously. Put on a sweater, take some vitamins, you're gonna be fine! We gotta let mother nature do her thing, man. She keeps trying to help us out and we won't let her do it.
As we come to know the seriousness of the situation, the war, the racism, the poverty in our world, we come to realize that things will not be changed simply by words or demonstrations. Rather, it's a question of living one's life in a drastically different way.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Don't take things too seriously, and just chill.
Under the urge of nature and according to the laws of development, though not understood by the adult, the child is obliged to be serious about two fundamental things ... the first is the love of activity... The second fundamental thing is independence.
There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them.
Before you heal someone, ask him if he's willing to give up the things that made him sick.
It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible Gods and Goddesses.
To remember that the dullest, and most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship.
We thought of life by analogy with a journey, a pilgrimage, which had a serious purpose at the end, and the thing was to get to that end, success or whatever it is, maybe heaven after you’re dead. But we missed the point the whole way along. It was a musical thing and you were supposed to sing or to dance while the music was being played.
I take things like honor and loyalty seriously. It's more important to me than any materialistic thing or any fame I could have.
Today I will go out with the flow of life and trust the process. I will not stress over things I can't control.
People go to Africa and confirm what they already have in their heads and so they fail to see what is there in front of them. This is what people have come to expect. Its not viewed as a serious continent. Its a place of strange, bizarre and illogical things, where people dont do what common sense demands.
Investing is not nearly as difficult as it looks.
Successful investing involves doing a few things right and avoiding serious mistakes.
A joke is a very serious thing.
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.
If you ever start taking things too seriously, just remember that we are talking monkeys on an organic spaceship flying through the universe.
Christianity asserts that every individual human being is going to live for ever, and this must be either true or false. Now there are a good many things which would not be worth bothering about if I were going to live only seventy years, but which I had better bother about very seriously if I am going to live for ever.
If he be really and seriously seeking to live a good life, the first thing from which he will abstain will always be the use of animal food, because ...its use is simply immoral, as it involves the performance of an act which is contrary to the moral feeling - killing.
If you eyes are opened, you'll see the things worth seeing.
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.
I do work too hard sometimes, but my mom is such an inspiration.
She tells me to 'chill out' and not take things so seriously. She will say: 'Go and have a massage.'
Few people take objectives really seriously.
They put average effort into too many things, rather than superior thought and effort into a few important things. People who achieve the most are selective as well as determined.
Two things you will never have to chase: true friends and true love.
Football fans share a universal language that cuts across many cultures and many personality types. A serious football fan is never alone. We are legion, and football is often the only thing we have in common.
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.
Words are to be taken seriously. I try to take seriously acts of language. Words set things in motion. I've seen them doing it. Words set up atmospheres, electrical fields, charges.
Sometimes, a break from your routine is the very thing you need.
Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious.
In Australian culture, people are just more laid back, people aren't as serious, they just take their time with things. It's just like, whatever, if I don't get it done I don't get it done.
Singing was my first love and I never even considered it after I started acting, but now I'm bringing it back into my life. I trained from the ages of 11 to 17. When I moved to New York and got into serious acting, I just kind of abandoned the whole singing thing. But when I grew up in Pennsylvania I went to voice lessons once a week.
Beautiful things don't ask for attention.
I'm known as a kind of dramatic, serious, almost humorless actor and the fact is, I'm a funny guy, and I spend most of my life trying to find a lighter side of things, and on stage was given plenty of opportunity to do that.
I think my dad is this great, wonderful.
.. man with a lot of integrity, who is fighting for things he believes in and is serious in what he wants to see happen and serious in helping people.
Apparently God takes reception of Holy Communion seriously.
Apparently some things are more sacred than politics. Apparently it's all or nothing when it comes to being Catholic.
The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.
By not having sex before marriage, you are insisting on your right to take these things seriously, when many around you do not seem to. By reserving a part of you for someone else, you are insisting on your right to keep something sacred.
Out of suffering comes the serious mind;
out of salvation, the grateful heart; out of endurance, fortitude; out of deliverance faith. Patient endurance attends to all things.
I am but too conscious of the fact that we are born in an age when only the dull are treated seriously, and I live in terror of not being misunderstood. Don't degrade me into the position of giving you useful information. Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
A lot of us don't want to be quite that serious about world problems.
Our life is there to enjoy, not to be an eternal dissident, eternally unhappy with how things are and with the state of mankind.
Having a baby is painful in order to show how serious a thing life is.