We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for our ability to amuse them.
I'm undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair.
I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It's totally for myself. I never in my wildest dreams expected this popularity.
We never respect those who amuse us, however we may smile at their comic powers.
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The delusion of entertainment is devoid of meaning.
It may amuse us for a bit, but after the initial hit we are left with the dark feeling of desolation.
Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork -- reading, writing, thinking--can.
Keep myself amused and others confused.
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.
Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuse himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.
Young man, there is America, which at this day serves for little more than to amuse you with stories of savage men and uncouth manners.
You make 'em, I amuse 'em.
We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them.
My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.
America is said to have the highest per capita boredom of any spot on earth! We know that because we have the greatest number of artificial amusements of any country.People have become so empty that they can't even entertain themselves. They have to pay other people to amuse them, to make them laugh, to try to make them feel warm and happy and comfortable for a few minutes, to try to lose that awful, frightening, hollow feeling--that terrible, dreaded feeling of being lost and alone.
Its proper use is to amuse the idle, and relax the studious, and dilute the full meals of those who cannot use exercise, and will not use abstinence.
Men first feel necessity, then look for utility, next attend to comfort, still later amuse themselves with pleasure, thence grow dissolute in luxury, and finally go mad and waste their substance.
Education is not to reform students or amuse them or to make them expert technicians. It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight, if possible.
True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
Here there is no hope, and consequently no duty, no work, nothing to be gained by praying, nothing to be lost by doing what you like. Hell, in short, is a place where you have nothing to do but amuse yourself.
People who make puns are like wanton boys that put coppers on the railroad tracks. They amuse themselves and other children, but their little trick may upset a freight train of conversation for the sake of a battered witticism.
Be simple in words, manners, and gestures.
Amuse as well as instruct. If you can make a man laugh, you can make him think and make him like and believe you.
Cards were at first for benefits designed, sent to amuse, not to enslave the mind.
One set of messages of the society we live in is: Consume.
Grow. Do what you want. Amuse yourselves. The very working of this economic system, which has bestowed these unprecedented liberties, most cherished in the form of physical mobility and material prosperity, depends on encouraging people to defy limits.
It can only be by blinding the understanding of man, and making him believe that government is some wonderful mysterious thing, that excessive revenues are obtained. Monarchy is well calculated to ensure this end. It is the popery of government; a thing kept up to amuse the ignorant, and quiet them into taxes.
Unintelligent persons are like weeds that thrive in good ground;
they love to be amused in proportion to the degree in which they weary themselves.
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.
We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience.
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.
I don't personally try to balance my work because I operate under the assumption that anyone reading or watching my stuff isn't having a particularly balanced day anyway. But negative attitudes just amuse me more than positive ones.
Films have degenerated to their original operation as carnival amusement - they offer not drama but thrills.
Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness... and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him.
I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused.
It's a naive domestic Burgundy without any breeding, but I think you'll be amused by its presumption.
Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.
I don't get angry very often. I lose my temper rarely. And when I do, there's always a legitimate cause. Normally I have a great lightness of being. I take things in a very happy, amused way.
While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
The sportsman knows that a sport is a recreation, a game, an amusement and a pastime, but his eyes are fixed on a higher goal, on the most important thing in his life, which is his education or his vocation.
I look just like the girls next door... if you happen to live next door to an amusement park.
You can't live on amusement. It is the froth on water - an inch deep and then the mud.
The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.
Looking at yourself through the media is like looking at one of those rippled mirrors in an amusement park.
I make the most money, I think, in Russia and Paris, for the people of those countries are so willing to be amused, so eager to see something new and out of the ordinary.
I amused myself playing with the journalists.
I could have made money this way, and perhaps amused myself writing code.
But I knew that at the end of my career, I would look back on years of building walls to divide people, and feel I had spent my life making the world a worse place.
Painting is not for me either decorative amusement, or the plastic invention of felt reality; it must be every time: invention, discovery, revelation.
My books are very few, but then the world is before me - a library open to all - from which poverty of purse cannot exclude me - in which the meanest and most paltry volume is sure to furnish something to amuse, if not to instruct and improve.
There's ways to amuse yourself while doing things and thats how I look at efficency.
It now costs more to amuse a child than it once did to educate his father.
To be amused at what you read - that is the great spring of quotation.
She and my uncle were very sociable and would have a lot of people over at night to play cards or whatever. The high spot of those evenings was when we kids got dressed up to do a skit or something to amuse the guests. I loved it.