Amusement quotes

  • I take the most wrenchingly painful moments of my life, brush them off and present them for the amusement of others. Luckily for me, my childhood was torture.
    -- Aisha Tyler

    #Childhood #Amusement #Painful

  • In one book, CACHALOT, just for my own amusement, every character is based directly on someone I have known.
    -- Alan Dean Foster

    #Book #Character #Amusement

  • About California... "I thought it was an appalling place. Then I went through a period of being amused by it. Now it`s sort of both. Californians don`t have that marvelous British cynicism, but then the British can be so patronizing at times". Alex Kingston.
    -- Alex Kingston

    #California #Alex #Amusement

  • JESTER, n. An officer attached to the king's household to amuse the court by ludicrous actions and utterances . . . the king's own conduct and decrees [being] sufficiently ridiculous for the amusement not only of his court but of all mankind.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Kings #Utterance #Amusement

  • ENTERTAINMENT, n. Any kind of amusement whose inroads stop short of death by injection.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Death #Entertainment #Amusement

  • your body is not a temple, it's an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Food #Amusement #Body

  • The happy life is regarded as a life in conformity with virtue. It is a life which involves effort and is not spent in amusement.
    -- Aristotle

    #Happy Life #Effort #Amusement

  • ...Nefret said with a gusty sigh, 'Well, that's done it. We may as well join in, Ramses, family arguments are the favorite form of amusement here and this looks like being a loud one.
    -- Barbara Mertz

    #Looks #Done #Amusement

  • Nice costume," he said. "Ditto. I can tell you put a lot of thought into yours." Amusement curled his mouth. "If you don't like it, I can take it off.
    -- Becca Fitzpatrick

    #Nice #Amusement #Mouths

  • Every producer in Hollywood had set me down as a type. I was both amused and disappointed. Bela Lugosi.
    -- Bela Lugosi

    #Hollywood #Amusement #Type

  • Amusement to an observing mind is study.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Mind #Amusement #Study

  • To find recreation in amusements is not happiness; for this joy springs from alien and extrinsic sources, and is therefore dependent upon and subject to interruption by a thousand accidents, which may minister inevitable affliction.
    -- Blaise Pascal

    #Spring #Joy #Amusement

  • I'll just take amusement at being a paradox.
    -- Burgess Meredith

    #Amusement #Paradox

  • Il faut travailler sinon par go u" t, au moins par de  sespoir, puisque, tout bien ve  rifie  , travailler est moins ennuyeux que s'amuser. We should work: if not by preference, at least out of despair. All things considered, work is less boring than amusement.
    -- Charles Baudelaire

    #Despair #Amusement #Boring

  • The history of science is a record of the transformations of contempts amd amusements.
    -- Charles Fort

    #Science #Records #Amusement

  • If you allowed yourself to hear or feel amusement, you would hear and feel pain.
    -- Christine Feehan

    #Pain #Amusement #Feels

  • To me, watching a movie is like going to an amusement park. My worst fear is making a film that people don't think is a good ride.
    -- Darren Aronofsky

    #Thinking #People #Amusement

  • We live in God's amusement park.
    -- Dean Koontz

    #Amusement #Parks #Amusement Parks

  • How to read writers on writing: With respect, amusement, and skepticism. They will contradict one another-as they should-for each writer brings an individual history to the writing task. There is no single theology here.
    -- Donald Murray

    #Writing #Tasks #Amusement

  • Looking at yourself through the media is like looking at one of those rippled mirrors in an amusement park.
    -- Edmund Muskie

    #Mirrors #Media #Amusement

  • If you say to me: "Master, it would seem that you weren't too terribly wise to have written these bits of nonsense and pleasant mockeries," I respond that you are hardly more so in finding amusement in reading them.
    -- Francois Rabelais

    #Wise #Reading #Amusement

  • I would rather write for the instruction, or even the amusement of the poor than for the amusement of the rich.
    -- Frederick Marryat

    #Writing #Amusement #Rich

  • A contra dance is like an amusement park ride we make for ourselves.
    -- Gary Shapiro

    #Dance #Amusement #Parks

  • Should I pull on a shirt?" he asked with hint of amusement. I WILL NOT BLUSH. "No." He'd be doing the world a favor if he never wore a shirt again, but I wasn't going to tell him that part. "You're fine.
    -- Gena Showalter

    #Hints #World #Amusement

  • You can't live on amusement. It is the froth on water - an inch deep and then the mud.
    -- George MacDonald

    #Water #Amusement #Mud

  • The universe, as far as we can observe it, is a wonderful and immense engine.... If we dramatize its life and conceive its spirit, we are filled with wonder, terror and amusement, so magnificent is the spirit.
    -- George Santayana

    #World #Amusement #Spirit

  • ...learning chiefly in mathematical sciences can so swallow up and fix one's thought, as to possess it entirely for some time; but when that amusement is over, nature will return, and be where it was, being rather diverted than overcome by such speculations.
    -- Gilbert Burnet

    #Return #Overcoming #Amusement

  • Fortunately, I am accustomed to creating amusement inadvertently.
    -- Graeme Simsion

    #Creating #Amusement

  • Authorship has never been with me a matter of choice. I have not done it for amusement, or for money, or for fame, or for any reason but because I could not help it.
    -- Harriet Martineau

    #Choices #Done #Amusement

  • Poetry has been to me something more than amusement, it has been a cheering companion when I had no other to fly to, a delightful solace.
    -- Henry Kirke White

    #Cheer #Amusement #Companion

  • Men must read for amusement as well as for knowledge.
    -- Henry Ward Beecher

    #Reading #Men #Amusement

  • We worked on 'Fanny and Alexander' for seven months and it was an amusing production. Still, it was very long and heavy and so awfully complicated, .. And when the premiere was over and everything went well, I thought, 'That's that.' .
    -- Ingmar Bergman

    #Long #Amusement #Months

  • To read Wilson.. is to be instructed and amused in the highest sense - that is, to be educated.
    -- James Atlas

    #Amusement #Wilson #Educated

  • I'm the person who says every single thing she thinks, sometimes to others' amusement, and almost always to my detriment.
    -- Jen Lancaster

    #Thinking #Amusement #Sometimes

  • To me, as to Pythagoras, music is not merely entertainment or amusement...but therapy...for actuating...the healing power that exists within us all: Life Energy.
    -- John Diamond

    #Healing #Energy #Amusement

  • Far more disturbing than any spook house at an amusement park is a ride through the old hometown if you've been away for years.
    -- Jonathan Carroll

    #Years #House #Amusement

  • Rhetoric in serious discourses is like the flowers in corn; pleasing to those who come only for amusement, but prejudicial to him who would reap profit from it.
    -- Jonathan Swift

    #Flower #Amusement #Corn

  • Encourage innocent amusement.
    -- Joseph Addison

    #Amusement #Innocent

  • If we range through the whole territory of nature, and endeavour to extract from each department the rich stores of knowledge and pleasure they respectively contain, we shall not find a more refined or purer source of amusement, or a more interesting and unfailing subject for recreation, than that which the observation and examination of the structure, affinities, and habits of plants and vegetables, afford.
    -- Joseph Paxton

    #Vegetables #Interesting #Amusement

  • The couture is what a certain kind of clientele wears. But it's amusing to do because you do it piece by piece. It's another concept. It's much more work.
    -- Karl Lagerfeld

    #Pieces #Amusement #Kind

  • But, look, Washington is a town that creates myths for its own existence and its own amusement, and I was a subject of myth, sort of like Grendel in Beowulf - you know, not seen very often but often talked about.
    -- Karl Rove

    #Looks #Amusement #Towns

  • Adultery is not a crime, it's an amusement.
    -- Kathleen Winsor

    #Amusement #Adultery #Crime

  • I’m bored to death. Perhaps I should pillage one of my neighbors for my own amusement. It seems to work for Drowden.
    -- Kristin Cashore

    #Bored #Amusement #Neighbor

  • It has to be now,” he insisted, a flick of amusement in his voice. He nudged his burgeoning loins against her. “After all, you can’t allow me to go around like this all day.” “From what I’ve learned so far, this is your natural condition,” came her pert reply.
    -- Lisa Kleypas

    #Voice #Amusement

  • A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
    -- Logan Pearsall Smith

    #Love #Friendly #Amusement

  • Callan took a deep breath. “I never expected you.” He shook his head with an edge of amusement. “You are a dangerous woman, Merinus Tyler.” “Naw, just a determined woman.” She grinned against his shoulder. “I know a good thing when I see it jacking off.
    -- Lora Leigh

    #Amusement #Determined #Good Things

  • Still in Bed?" Thomas had asked with amusement, as Lissianna had blinked at them. "I am so glad you got at least a little rest today. I feared you'd work Greg to death while the rest of us tried to sleep.
    -- Lynsay Sands

    #Sleep #Bed #Amusement

  • A fondness for satire indicates a mind pleased with irritating others; for myself, I never could find amusement in killing flies.
    -- Madame Roland

    #Mind #Amusement #Killing

  • gossip, after it reaches a certain point of insult and falsehood, becomes a source of amusement to its victims.
    -- Margaret Deland

    #Gossip #Amusement #Insult

  • It is a good thing to write for the amusement of the public, but it is a far higher and nobler thing to write for their instruction, their profit, their actual and tangible benefit.
    -- Mark Twain

    #Writing #Benefits #Amusement

  • Painting is neither decorative amusement, nor the plastic invention of felt reality; it must be every time: invention, discovery, revelation.
    -- Max Ernst

    #Reality #Discovery #Amusement

  • And usually [the philosopher] philosophizes either in order to resign himself to life, or to seek some finality in it, or to distract himself and forget his griefs, or for pastime and amusement.
    -- Miguel de Unamuno

    #Grief #Order #Amusement

  • I was actually the manager of the games department of an amusement park when I was at college, so I understood the coin-op side of the games business very well.
    -- Nolan Bushnell

    #College #Games #Amusement

  • By amusing myself with all these games, all this nonsense, all these picture puzzles, I became famous... I am only a public entertainer who has understood his time.
    -- Pablo Picasso

    #Games #Amusement #Nonsense

  • Life in itself is short enough, but the physicians with their art, know to their amusement, how to make it still shorter.
    -- Petrarch

    #Art #Amusement #Physicians

  • If it [dabbling in art] didn't amuse me, I beg you to believe that I wouldn't do it.
    -- Pierre-Auguste Renoir

    #Art #Believe #Amusement

  • A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.
    -- Queen Victoria

    #Love #Marriage #Amusement

  • It has been a fortunate fact in the modern history of physical science that the scientist constructing a new theoretical system has nearly always found that the mathematics. . . required. . . had already been worked out by pure mathematicians for their own amusement. . . . The moral for statesmen would seem to be that, for proper scientific "planning", pure mathematics should be endowed fifty years ahead of scientists.
    -- R. B. Braithwaite

    #Years #Amusement #Fifty

  • Some day soon, reaper, your mouth is going to be the source of your own destruction." "That does seem likely, doesn’t it?" Tod glanced at me and shrugged. "Until then, it remains a source of my own amusement.
    -- Rachel Vincent

    #Amusement #Mouths #Doe

  • Storytelling and copulation are the two chief forms of amusement in the South. They’re inexpensive and easy to procure.
    -- Robert Penn Warren

    #Two #Amusement #Storytelling

  • I've told you before,” he said huskily. “I'll take you however I can get you.” “Whatever. Don't think I don't know you're topping from the bottom.” His mouth curved with unapologetic amusement.
    -- Sylvia Day

    #Thinking #Amusement #Mouths

  • If I ever had to be on an amusement park ride, I probably wouldn't get on one; I'm not a very adventurous person!
    -- Tammin Sursok

    #Parks #Amusement #Adventurous

  • I cannot live without books: but fewer will suffice where amusement, and not use, is the only future object.
    -- Thomas Jefferson

    #Book #Use #Amusement

  • I didn't have a Barbie doll, so I played with eternity.
    -- Vanna Bonta

    #Barbie #Dolls #Amusement

  • When I started on Disneyland, my wife used to say, 'But why do you want to build an amusement park? They're so dirty.' I told her that was just the point--mine wouldn't be.
    -- Walt Disney

    #Dirty #Wife #Amusement

  • Behind every great amusement park is a great fan site.
    -- Walt Disney

    #Amusement #Parks #Fans

  • In our benighted age, when films about amusement park rides and electronic fidgets scoop the honours, perhaps Hollywood redux is the best we can hope for.
    -- Will Self

    #Age #Amusement #Parks

  • The game of baseball is a clean, straight game, and it summons to its presence everybody who enjoys clean, straight athletics. It furnishes amusement to the thousands and thousands.
    -- William Howard Taft

    #Baseball #Games #Amusement

  • All amusements to which virtuous women are not admitted, are, rely upon it, deleterious in their nature.
    -- William Makepeace Thackeray

    #Amusement #Virtuous Woman #Virtuous

  • If I were invisible I'd go to the amusement park~
    -- Yunho

    #Amusement #Invisible

  • All the great amusements are dangerous for the Christian life.
    -- Madeleine de Souvre, marquise de Sable

    #Christian #Amusement #Danger

  • I don't enjoy getting knocked about on a football field for other people's amusement. I enjoy it if I'm being paid a lot for it.
    -- David Storey

    #Football #People #Amusement

  • I'm horrible at these things, 'cause I'm a horrible date.What's a good date? A nice dinner and a movie? I don't know. What are dates? An amusement park? What am I supposed to say? Hmm. I have no idea.
    -- Drake Bell

    #Nice #Ideas #Amusement

  • If you are animated by right principles, and are fully awakened to the true dignity of life, the subject of amusements may be left to settle itself.
    -- Thornton T. Munger

    #Principles #Amusement #May