The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February.
Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
There are things that are so serious that you can only joke about them.
A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.
That is the curse of lying, Sister. Once you place that crown of the liar upon your head, you can take it off again, but it leaves a stain for all time.
Actions defined a man; words were a fart in the wind.
If a writer of prose knows enough about what he is writing about he may omit things that he knows and the reader, if the writer is writing truly enough, will have a feeling of those things as strongly as though the writer had stated them. The dignity of movement of an ice-berg is due to only one-eighth of it being above water. A writer who omits things because he does not know them only makes hollow places in his writing. A writer who appreciates the seriousness of writing so little that he is anxious to make people see he is formally educated, cultured or well-bred is merely a popinjay. And this too remember; 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.
I only wrote prose before I met you. My musings were superfluous and serious as well. But now the words dance with me. I sing with them and we create poetry.
It's a trap!
Nothing is more comical than seriousness understood as a virtue that has to precede all important literature
When a dementia like sickness prevented me from writing books, I started writing short quotes in an attempt to delay the onset of serious mental illness.
Just because you know it [my past]... doesn't mean that my wounds are a weight you have to carry. ~Kurogane-san
It is better to be consistent in small things and build momentum rather than try to conquer the world in one day. (Natasha John-Baptiste, 2020)
When we laugh at the joy in everyday life we realise that the world is not such a serious place after all.
We take life so serious at times, worrying about the little things, until we get to the end of our lives and wonder why we did.
Based on what I saw over a decade of medical treatment, you may be in serious trouble if you do not have knowledge of human health and biomedical systems.
Power when wielded by abnormal energy is the most serious of facts.
Elimination of illiteracy is as serious an issue to our history as the abolition of slavery.
But I think it is a serious issue to wonder about the other platonic absolutes of say beauty and morality.
Creating whole departments of ethnic, gender, and other 'studies' was part of the price of academic peace. All too often, these 'studies' are about propaganda rather than serious education.