If you can get humor and seriousness at the same time, you've created a special little thing, and that's what I'm looking for, because if you get pompous, you lose everything.
Undermine their pompous authority, reject their moral standards, make anarchy and disorder your trademarks. Cause as much chaos and disruption as possible but don't let them take you ALIVE.
I think my mission is to become the greatest human I can. I know that sounds pompous, but what else do we have?
People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.
Clutter is the disease of American writing. We are a society strangling in unnecessary words, circular constructions, pompous frills, and meaningless jargon.
Take events in your life seriously, take work seriously, but don't take yourself seriously, or you'll become affected, pompous and boring.
Clergymen tend to be unreliable and pompous figures. Seldom Jewish rabbis, less often Catholic priests, but Protestant ministers tend to be... not really very admirable. Not necessarily evil, but silly. And wrong, of course.
That's what's so great about the Internet. It allows pompous blow-hards to connect with other pompous blow-hards in a vast circle-jerk of pomposity.
Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance.
A man sufficiently gifted with humor is in small danger of succumbing to flattering delusions about himself, because he cannot help perceiving what a pompous ass he would become if he did.
Take your work seriously, but don't take yourself seriously
What I don't like are pompous, pretentious movies.
I hate elitists. I hate conceited people. I hate pompous people.
Life is a pure flame and we live by an invisible sun within us.
Clutter is the disease of American writing.
The human heart concerns us more than the poring into microscopes, and is larger than can be measured by the pompous figures of the astronomer.
Career is too pompous a word. It was a job, and I have always felt privileged to be paid for doing what I love doing.
At risk of sounding foully pompous I think that writers' groups are probably very useful at the beginning of a writing career.
I don't want to make pompous, serious films.
I hope this doesn't sound pompous but I don't think of myself as famous, whatever fame I've got has come through what I've done and associations of things I've done.
Maxwell is serious, dedicated, awkward, forgetful, pompous to a certain degree, sentimental.
I don't want to make pompous, serious films; I like films that have a kind of vivacity about them.
Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave.
Here's something pompous - you take your day and artistically create it, so every moment has an artistic flavor.
I wrote the book because I wanted to be able to share some things that I had learned and as pompous as that may sound, as you get to a certain point in life, you figure so what am I doing?
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