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Before Truman Capote, journalism and non-fiction weren’t taken very seriously.
– Gerald Clarke
I take the definition and title of my job – Representative – seriously. That’s what I will be above and beyond everything else.
– Grace Meng
Nobody seriously believes in the social philosophies of the immediate past.
– Herbert Read
There are so many issues in our oceans – like the near extinction of blue fin tuna – that should be taken more seriously worldwide.
– Heston Blumenthal
I take the work seriously, just not myself in it.
– Henry Rollins
I try not to take myself too seriously.
– Greg Laswell
I take everything very seriously, but I also take it lighthearted to recognize that you can’t control it.
– Guy Fieri
Poets take themselves very seriously.
– Grace Paley
The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
– Hubert H. Humphrey
I learned a lot about critics, not to really take them too seriously about movies.
– Gina Gershon
I take things too seriously.
– Helen Slater
No one will ever accuse James Carville of taking himself seriously.
– James Carville
Acting is a very limited form of expression and those who take it seriously are very limited people. I take it seriously.
– Judy Holliday
President Obama and Hillary Clinton most definitely signaled to Islamic State leaders that they had no intention of seriously challenging them, or even of calling radical Islamic terrorism by its name.
– Jerry Falwell, Jr.
I take comedy very seriously, and I feel very competitive.
– Jeff Kinney
I started to write when I was eighteen or nineteen. However, until I was about twenty-three, I didn’t take it that seriously.
– Joseph Brodsky
Protestations of indifference to higher office are hard to take seriously when the ‘non-candidate’ is busily engaged in testing the waters.
– Jeff Greenfield
I take my role seriously as a pastor.
– Jesse Jackson
I could never take the idea of religion very seriously.
– Joyce Carol Oates
In the three years since our nation began operations in Iraq, more than 2,500 Americans have been killed and more than 18,000 Americans have been seriously wounded.
– Ike Skelton
Do I take care of my body and take conditioning seriously? Yes.
– Jake Gyllenhaal
Who names themselves ‘The Situation?’ I do not take myself seriously like that – not in the least bit – that would be so pretentious.
– Isaiah Mustafa
I’ve been recording since 1993. It was a hobby for six of those years. In 1999, I decided to do it full time and take it seriously.
– Jenni Rivera
Journalists can get very pompous, especially in the formalized days of ‘Meet the Press,’ when they took themselves so damned seriously.
– John McLaughlin
I know fashion can be intensely goofy, but it is something I’ve always taken pretty seriously.
– John Malkovich
Human affairs are not serious, but they have to be taken seriously.
– Iris Murdoch
Seriously, who doesn’t want to slap a 27-year-old movie star?
– J. K. Simmons
I took religion much too seriously, however, and its overall effect was depressing. I would have really liked to discard it, but somehow I couldn’t.
– Jack Dee
People are treating the Stewart case as seriously as Enron when it’s really over trivia.
– Allan Sloan
Marines dying or being seriously wounded is commonplace in combat.
– John F. Kelly