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When I became prime minister last September, I promised the Japanese people that I would not tolerate the politics of indecision. A propensity to delay difficult and weighty decisions has been hurting our country. It is detrimental to our economy, society and future, and it cannot be allowed to continue.
Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.
Henry Kissinger once told me he was very concerned about the Internet's impact on people's ability to absorb information in a concentrated way, because we've become accustomed to looking up something, getting a snippet and being satisfied with that - as opposed to reading through and considering a weighty tome that goes into great depth.
Light troubles speak; the weighty are struck dumb.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own.
But aesthetics is not religion, and the origins of religion lie somewhere completely different. They lie anyway, these roses smell too sweet and the deep roar of the breaking waves is too splendid, to do justice to such weighty matters now.
What Must I Do to Be Saved? It is impossible to ask a more weighty Question! It is deplorable that we hear it asked with no more Frequency, with nor more Agony.
If you are making money writing, you are doing great. If you can support yourself writing, you are a success. I don't care if you're writing textbooks or Pulitzer Prize-winning articles for weighty publications of world renown: If you're writing and it's paying the bills, consider yourself a successful writer.
Take it not amiss, O speech, that I borrow weighty words, and later try hard to make them seem light.
Among the many problems which beset the novelist, not the least weighty is the choice of the moment at which to begin his novel.
I wanted to write a battle song for the Judeans but so far I can think of nothing noble and weighty enough.
My relationship with my grandmother has gone from strength to strength. As a shy, younger man it could be harder to talk about weighty matters. It was: 'This is my grandmother who is the Queen, and these are serious historical subjects.'
I can remember picking up weighty tomes on the history of science and the history of philosophy and reading those when I was small.
We must nurture creative scientists in an environment that encourages interactions and collaborations across different fields, and support research free from weighty bureaucracies.
I'm drawn to dark characters, and to things that are really weighty.
Hardcovers will never completely disappear. They are delightful to hold; they feel weighty and substantial. But my anecdotal evidence suggests that the world is changing.
Christina Baker Kline
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