A Quote by Brendan Gill on existence, ideas, life, and seriousness

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.

Brendan Gill (1914 - 1997)

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A Quote by Aristotle on humor, seriousness, suspicion, and wit

Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on action, emotion, fear, imitation, pity, seriousness, and tragedy

A tragedy is the imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself . . . with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Anthony Dymoke Powell on assumptions, life, rest, seriousness, and words

On the stage . . . masks are assumed with some regard to procedure; in everyday life, the participants act their parts without consideration either for suitability of scene or for the words spoken by the rest of the cast: the result is a general tendency for things to be brought to the level of farce even when the theme is serious enough.

Anthony Dymoke Powell (1905 - 2000)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on character, imitation, incompetence, play, popularity, and seriousness

ZANY, n. A popular character in old Italian plays, who imitated with ludicrous incompetence the "buffone", or clown, and was therefore the ape of an ape; for the clown himself imitated the serious characters of the play.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Albert Camus on death, men, seriousness, sincerity, and skepticism

Men are never convinced of your reasons, of your sincerity, of the seriousness of your sufferings, except by your death. So long as you are alive, your case is doubtful; you have a right only to their skepticism.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Alan Watts on awareness, danger, environment, seriousness, and unity

Lack of awareness of the basic unity of organism and environment is a serious and dangerous hallucination.

Alan Watts (1915 - 1973)

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