Amusement Quotes

Quotes tagged as "amusement" (showing 1-30 of 51)
Coco Chanel
“You live but once; you might as well be amusing.”
Coco Chanel

Jane Austen
“And pictures of perfection, as you know, make me sick and wicked.”
Jane Austen

Aristotle
“...happiness does not consist in amusement. In fact, it would be strange if our end were amusement, and if we were to labor and suffer hardships all our life long merely to amuse ourselves.... 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

A.W. Tozer
“I believe that entertainment and amusements are the work of the Enemy to keep dying men from knowing they're dying; and to keep enemies of God from remembering that they're enemies.”
A.W. Tozer

John Piper
“America is the first culture in jeopardy of amusing itself to death.”
John Piper, Don't Waste Your Life

Kristin Cashore
“Nonetheless, when it finally ended and the hairdressers left and Tess insisted upon pulling her to the mirror, Fire saw, and understood, that everyone had done the job well. The dress, deep shimmering purple and utterly simple in design, was so beautifully-cut and so clingy and well-fitting that Fire felt slightly naked. And her hair. She couldn’t follow what they’d done with her hair, braids thin as threads in some places, looped and wound through the thick sections that fell over her shoulders and down her back, but she saw that the end result was a controlled wildness that was magnificent against her face, her body, and the dress. She turned to measure the effect on her guard - all twenty of them, for all had roles to play in tonight’s proceedings, and all were awaiting her orders. Twenty jaws hung slack with astonishment - even Musa’s, Mila’s, and Neel’s. Fire touched their minds, and was pleased, and then angry, to find them open as the glass roofs in July.

‘Take hold of yourselves,’ she snapped. ‘It’s a disguise, remember? This isn’t going to work if the people meant to help me can’t keep their heads.’

‘It will work, Lady Granddaughter.’ Tess handed Fire two knives in ankle holsters. ‘You’ll get what you want from whomever you want. Tonight King Nash would give you the Winged River as a present, if you asked for it. Dells, child - Prince Brigan would give you his best warhorse.”
Kristin Cashore, Fire

Anna Quindlen
“Since the age of five I had been one of those people who was an indefatigable reader, more inclined to go off by myself with a book than do any of the dozens of things that children usually do to amuse themselves. I never aged out of it.”
Anna Quindlen, Imagined London: A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City

Edith Wharton
“...It was one of the great livery-stableman's most masterly intuitions to have discovered that Americans want to get away from amusement even more quickly than they want to get to it.”
Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence

James Carlos Blake
“A man who can laugh at himself is truly blessed, for he will never lack for amusement.”
James Carlos Blake, Handsome Harry

Criss Jami
“Nothing amuses people more than a cocky guy who starts losing.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Kamand Kojouri
“I can sense your love,
why leave me in darkness?
Beguile me for your amusement,
stealing my soul without kisses.
You are the sun and I, the moon.
Your beauty is reflected in my eyes.
When we are apart, I am extinguished
in the blackness of these skies.”
Kamand Kojouri

Cassandra Clare
“Well, well. Kill the fatted calf and all that. The prodigals have returned.”
Cassandra Clare, Lady Midnight

Philip Zaleski
“Passion does not translate easily into good income.”
Philip Zaleski, The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams

William D. Burt
“Good day to you, Sister," Gannon grunted, gritting his teeth and clenching the reins in a white-knuckled grip. "May you live to see your great-grandchildren, and may your eyes never grow dim!" Rolin stifled a snicker. His spinster aunt was childless, and her eyesight was poor from years of needlework.”
William D. Burt, The King of the Trees

Edith Wharton
“His life, for years past, had been mainly a succession of resigned adaptations, and he had learned, before dealing practically with his embarrassments, to extract from most of them a small tribute of amusement.

("The Triumph Of The Night")”
Edith Wharton, The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton

James Rozoff
“Once art served to educate and edify, now it distracts and amuses.”
James Rozoff

Criss Jami
“The consequence model, the logical one, the amoral one, the one which refuses any divine intervention, is a problem really for just the (hypothetical) logician. You see, towards God I would rather be grateful for Heaven (which I do not deserve) than angry about Hell (which I do deserve). By this the logician within must choose either atheism or theism, but he cannot possibly through good reason choose anti-theism. For his friend in this case is not at all mathematical law: the law in that 'this equation, this path will consequently direct me to a specific point'; over the alternative and the one he denies, 'God will send me wherever and do it strictly for his own sovereign amusement.' The consequence model, the former, seeks the absence of God, which orders he cannot save one from one's inevitable consequences; hence the angry anti-theist within, 'the logical one', the one who wants to be master of his own fate, can only contradict himself - I do not think it wise to be angry at math.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Neel Burton
“Of all funny things, truth is the funniest.”
Neel Burton

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The modern man is usually in a hurry to get to a destination from which he will sooner or later suffer from and at times complain about boredom.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Hanna Abi Akl
“For man always looked to hire a fool to amuse him without knowing he was one all along.”
Hanna Abi Akl, A Road Away From Home

Bertrand Russell
“Socrates could enjoy a banquet now and again, and must have derived considerable satisfaction from his conversations while the hemlock was taking effect, but most of his life he lived quietly with Xanthippe, taking a constitutional in the afternoon, and perhaps meeting with a few friends by the way. Kant is said never to have been more than ten miles from Konigsberg in all his life. Darwin, after going round the world, spent the whole rest of his life in his own house. Marx, after stirring up a few revolutions, decided to spend the remainder of his days in the British Museum. Altogether it will be found that a quiet life is characteristic of great men, and that their pleasures have not been of the sort that would look exciting to the outward eye. No great achievement is possible without persistent work, so absorbing and so difficult that little energy is left over for the more strenuous kinds of amusement, except such as serve to recuperate physical energy during holidays, of which Alpine climbing may serve as the best example.”
Bertrand Russell

William D. Burt
“Fetch me the money box and some punkwood, will you, my boy?" Gannon asked him, licking the honey from his plate. (I fear table manners in the cabin-indeed, all manners-had suffered since Gannon and his son had been left to themselves.)”
William D. Burt, The King of the Trees

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Ha ha ha ha!
Tee-hee-hee!
Mwa-ha mwa-ha!
Kee kee kee!
Ho ho ho ho!
Haw-hee-haw!
Heh heh heh heh!
Gah guffaw!
Hoo hoo hoo hoo!
Hoi hoi-eee!
Ba ha ha ha!
Tsee tsee tsee!
Giggle, titter,
snicker, crow,
laughter makes
my 'happy' grow!”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

“Or was that fatalism another good move in design space? Did the universe evolve eyes and wings and sense organs and bitter amusement at the prospect of death all the same way?”
James S.A. Corey, Cibola Burn

Theodore Roosevelt
“You would be much amused with the animals round the ranch.”
Theodore Roosevelt, Letters to His Children

Anthony  Ryan
“Courage?" I gave a very soft laugh. "I find courage is just another of life's illusions. In the end, we all do what we must.”
Anthony Ryan, Queen of Fire

Michael Bassey Johnson
“The funny part of being funny is when you start seeing your fans writing funny words and attributing them to you.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Italo Calvino
“Amusement has always been the great moving force behind culture.”
Italo Calvino

Murray Bookchin
“Our modern cities have become in large part agglomerations of bedroom apartments in which men and women spiritually wither away and their personalities become trivialized by the petty concerns of amusement, consumption, and small talk.”
Murray Bookchin, From Urbanization To Cities: Toward A New Politics Of Citizenship

Reham Khan
“A grown-up man behaving like a baby was shocking and very embarrassing at the time. But finding amusement in the worst memories may be the best way to move on.”
Reham Khan

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