„I really dread serious people. Especially serious, dogmatic people. I regard them as sort of what Reich called the emotional plague. I regard them as very dangerous.“

"Robert Anton Wilson on Wilhelm Reich" (March 1995) http://www.wilhelmreichinhell.com/rawonreich.htm
Kontext: I'm using myself as a typical 20th century model as I'm trying to make sense out of the world around me … typical in the sense of being one of the damn good models around these days. I am typical in the sense that... a lot of people are on the same wave length as me. I get fan mail from people that are absolutely stunned that there's somebody else besides themselves who thinks this way. So, we're a minority, but there are a lot of us. On a planet this overcrowded, a minority can have a few million numbers. … More scientific than religious. More open than dogmatic. More optimistic than pessimistic. More future oriented than past oriented. And more humorous than serious. I really dread serious people. Especially serious, dogmatic people. I regard them as sort of what Reich called the emotional plague. I regard them as very dangerous.

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US-amerikanischer Bestsellerautor, Philosoph und Anarchist 1932 - 2007

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Jason Biggs Foto

„Truth be told, I don’t really prepare much. I’m not a very serious actor in those regards. I learn my lines, I show up, I take direction.“

—  Jason Biggs American actor 1978

Interview with Larry Smith, basis for Bigg's character on the show Orange Is the New Black, interview excerpted in: — [December 4, 2014, http://popwatch.ew.com/2014/07/16/larry-smith-jason-biggs-orange-is-the-new-black/, Jason Biggs talks 'Orange is the New Black' with real-life Larry, Ariana Bacle, July 16, 2014, Entertainment Weekly]

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„Also, people seek targets for whatever hurts them, especially their own lack of success. Personally, I regard every knock as a boost.“

—  Cary Grant British-American film and stage actor 1904 - 1986

Love – That’s All Cary Grant Ever Thinks About (1964)
Kontext: It always amazes me that those who fight for the luxuries of life, are the first to resent those who have them. Also, people seek targets for whatever hurts them, especially their own lack of success. Personally, I regard every knock as a boost.

Oscar Wilde Foto

„I hate people who are not serious about meals. It is so shallow of them.“

—  Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Quelle: The Importance of Being Earnest

Martha Stewart Foto
William Joyce Foto

„I don't regard Jews as a class. I regard them as a privileged misfortune.“

—  William Joyce British fascist and propaganda broadcaster 1906 - 1946

Francis Selwyn, Hitler's Englishman (Penguin Books, 1987), p. 43
Speech at Chiswick, 1934.

George Marshall Foto

„I need not tell you that the world situation is very serious. That must be apparent to all intelligent people.“

—  George Marshall US military leader, Army Chief of Staff 1880 - 1959

The Marshall Plan Speech (1947)
Kontext: I need not tell you that the world situation is very serious. That must be apparent to all intelligent people. I think one difficulty is that the problem is one of such enormous complexity that the very mass of facts presented to the public by press and radio make it exceedingly difficult for the man in the street to reach a clear appraisement of the situation. Furthermore, the people of this country are distant from the troubled areas of the earth and it is hard for them to comprehend the plight and consequent reactions of the long-suffering peoples, and the effect of those reactions on their governments in connection with our efforts to promote peace in the world.

Noam Chomsky Foto

„A lot of the people who call themselves Left I would regard as proto-fascists.“

—  Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928

Quotes 1960s-1980s, 1980s, Talk at University of California, Berkeley, 1984

„I regard the judgment of people as a waste of time. I regard the judgment of behavior as imperative.“

—  Nathaniel Branden Canadian–American psychotherapist and writer 1930 - 2014

Interview by Alec Mouhibian in The Free Radical (November 2004) http://rebirthofreason.com/Articles/Mouhibian/Nathaniel_Branden_Interview,_Pt_3.shtml
Kontext: One of the mistakes that Rand makes is that after she condemns a belief or an action, she goes on to tell you the psychology of the person who did it, as if she knows. I focus my judgment on the action and not on the person. My primary interest is: do I admire or dislike this behavior? And there, judgment is important for me. People often attribute all kinds of things to another person, without ever knowing where that person’s coming from. Most of the time, I regard the judgment of people as a waste of time. I regard the judgment of behavior as imperative.

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„If only for this reason I regard the theater as a serious business, one that makes or should make man more human, which is to say, less alone.“

—  Arthur Miller playwright from the United States 1915 - 2005

Collected Plays (1958) Introduction, Section 2
Kontext: My conception of the audience is of a public each member of which is carrying about with him what he thinks is an anxiety, or a hope, or a preoccupation which is his alone and isolates him from mankind; and in this respect at least the function of a play is to reveal him to himself so that he may touch others by virtue of the revelation of his mutuality with them. If only for this reason I regard the theater as a serious business, one that makes or should make man more human, which is to say, less alone.

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„Well, in our society, we have things that you might use your intelligence on, like politics, but people really can't get involved in them in a very serious way -- so what they do is they put their minds into other things, such as sports.“

—  Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928

In Understanding Power, 2002.
Quotes 2000s, 2002
Kontext: ... another thing you sometimes find in non-literate cultures is development of the most extraordinary linguistic systems: often there's tremendous sophistication about language, and people play all sorts of games with language. So there are puberty rites where people who go through the same initiation period develop their own language that's usually some modification of the actual language, but with quite complex mental operations differentiating it -- then that's theirs for the rest of their lives, and not other people's. And what all these things look like is that people just want to use their intelligence somehow, and if you don't have a lot of technology and so on, you do other things. Well, in our society, we have things that you might use your intelligence on, like politics, but people really can't get involved in them in a very serious way -- so what they do is they put their minds into other things, such as sports. You're trained to be obedient; you don't have an interesting job; there's no work around for you that's creative; in the cultural environment you're a passive observer of usually pretty tawdry stuff; political and social life are out of your range, they're in the hands of the rich folks. So what's left? Well, one thing that's left is sports -- so you put a lot of the intelligence and the thought and the self-confidence into that. And I suppose that's also one of the basic functions it serves in the society in general: it occupies the population, and keeps them from trying to get involved with things that really matter.

Paul Smith (musician) Foto

„A common misperception of me is …
That I'm over-serious.
I wish that people would take more notice of …
Carbon emissions. I am over-serious!“

—  Paul Smith (musician) English rock singer 1979

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„It really is very dangerous to believe people. I never have for years.“

—  Agatha Christie, buch Sleeping Murder

Sleeping Murder (1976)

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„Survey most nations and most ages. Examine the religious principles, which have, in fact, prevailed in the world. You will scarcely be persuaded, that they are any thing but sick men's dreams: Or perhaps will regard them more as the playsome whimsies of monkies in human shape, than the serious, positive, dogmatical asseverations of a being, who dignifies himself with the name of rational.“

—  David Hume, The Natural History of Religion

Part XV - General corollary
The Natural History of Religion (1757)
Kontext: What a noble privilege is it of human reason to attain the knowledge of the supreme Being; and, from the visible works of nature, be enabled to infer so sublime a principle as its supreme Creator? But turn the reverse of the medal. Survey most nations and most ages. Examine the religious principles, which have, in fact, prevailed in the world. You will scarcely be persuaded, that they are any thing but sick men's dreams: Or perhaps will regard them more as the playsome whimsies of monkies in human shape, than the serious, positive, dogmatical asseverations of a being, who dignifies himself with the name of rational.

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Michael Ignatieff Foto

„I believe in Canadians. I believe in you. As I said at the beginning, we are a serious people.“

—  Michael Ignatieff professor at Harvard Kennedy School and former Canadian politician 1947

Canada in the World Speech, University of Ottawa (30 March 2006)

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„People or stars
Regard me sadly, I disappoint them.

From the poem "Sheep in Fog", 2 December 1962, 28 January 1963“

—  Sylvia Plath American poet, novelist and short story writer 1932 - 1963

Quelle: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

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