We have collected the best Amuse Quotes by famous authors including Blaise Pascal, Howard Jacobson, George Henry Lewes, Joseph Howe, Gina Rinehart and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
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’ve always liked older women. One sad thing about being my age is that there are no older women. I used to amuse my mother’s friends even at five or six with witty turns of phrase. Somehow, I just knew how to be funny.
The object of Literature is to instruct, to animate, or to amuse.
George Henry Lewes
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.
I think when you grow up – cement floors, tin roofs, having to amuse yourselves… you know, the importance of work – I think these are benefits that I’ve had.
Born of the impossibly varied options we have to amuse ourselves, cutting-edge companies are finding innovative ways to tailor our entertainment choices to who we are, relieving us of the burden of finding the diamond in the rough of 500 TV channels or thousands of movies and music albums released every year.
My sister is older than me and would often go off, so I grew up alone in a sense. I had to amuse myself and developed a wonderful fantasy world and quite happily lived in it. I think, in adulthood, that helped me. I love pottering on my own.
To this day I over prepare. I draw storyboards for every scene – chicken scratches so crude that they amuse and horrify the crew. I send out shot lists, act out the scenes, and search for a theme that I can relate to. It’s my favorite time of the process.
I think stories get better the more people try to amuse themselves.
If I go to Germany, I learn something in addition. The German television is very precise and respectable. One has never stress. In Italy it is more dynamic. But I amuse myself madly in both countries.
We only ever write jokes that amuse us.
Kids can amuse themselves with almost anything.
Even when I was living below the poverty line as a novelist, I was still living better than 99.5% of the human population of the world. But in my little, soft realm of trying to amuse a few dozen middle-class people with my books and articles, I did struggle to survive in my own way.
Before I got through high school I had attended 22 different schools. In the time before I was well acquainted with the latest school, I would amuse myself by drawing and found that I was pretty good at it.
Beauty can’t amuse you, but brainwork – reading, writing, thinking – can.
Helen Gurley Brown
Rap bores me, and all the glamour rock groups like Bon Jovi just amuse me. They obviously have a place, but they all sound like they use the same guitar player to me.
It now costs more to amuse a child than it once did to educate his father.
I like to amuse myself.
I have severe ADD, and I’m constantly looking to amuse myself.
What is important, I think, is to reach as many people as you can and do it as well as you can. Reach them and inspire them or amuse them, or maybe in some odd moments help them to discover something they hadn’t thought of before.
Max von Sydow
I’ve been a storyteller all my life. When I was in high school, I used to amuse myself by driving through the woods at night and see how long it would be before I scared the pants off my friends – and if I could do it before I scared myself.
It would astonish if not amuse the older citizens to learn that I (a strange, friendless, uneducated, penniless boy, working at ten dollars per month) have been put down as the candidate of pride, wealth, and aristocratic family distinction.
In an attempt to amuse my friends and family, I would do impressions of Dean Martin, singing Everybody Loves Somebody. I secretly really enjoyed singing the song.
I do films that amuse me and I can enjoy watching.
To design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit: it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, to clarify, to modify, to dignify, to dramatize, to persuade, and perhaps even to amuse. To design is to transform prose into poetry.
In those of us who have the mysterious ability to amuse others, it is usually the case that even before we were aware of our own abilities, we had become practiced at laughing more than other children in our social circle.
Back when Jerry Seinfeld was just another comedian hanging around the clubs, I’d imitate him to amuse myself and the other comics. The club owners would say, ‘What are you doing that for? Nobody knows him.’
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.
Liberals amuse me. I am a socialist.
‘And for my part, Gentlemen,’ said I, ‘that I may put in for a share, and guess with the rest; not to amuse myself with those curious Notions wherewith you tickle and spur on slow-paced Time; I believe, that the Moon is a World like ours, to which this of ours serves likewise for a Moon.’
Cyrano de Bergerac
The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.
E. W. Howe
Small things amuse small minds.
When an artist leaves his work to amuse people, he loses his time and their respect. If people are to be amused by artists, it must be by employing them in their legitimate occupation.
William Morris Hunt
If ever I want to amuse myself with an idiot, I have not far to look for one. I laugh at myself.
Frederic William Farrar
I write the books to amuse myself.
I certainly know all about the Jersey jokes that amuse the rest of the country. You’ve probably heard them. Our state bird is the mosquito. Our state tree is dead. It doesn’t help that we are represented on television by Tony Soprano and ‘Jersey Shore.’
Sharon Kay Penman
There’s ways to amuse yourself while doing things and thats how I look at efficency.
There was one theory put forth by a journalist recently. I have a lot of friends that have died prematurely and a lot of friends that have died of natural causes. I’ve lost a lot of people over the years. This journalist basically recommended to me that God keeps me around because I amuse him.
I live my life in a very peculiar way where nothing gets my goat as such. I don’t look at things in a manner where they offend me. I look at things in a manner where they amuse me.
You make ’em, I amuse ’em.
My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.
Now, all writing – all the arts – are a form of ‘Pay attention to me,’ but there’s also the flip side. Like, I want to give something. Let me entertain you, let me amuse you, let me try to please you with this thing I’ve made. And then pay attention to me.
It only works because we still amuse each other. After we have been working with other people, it is so refreshing to laugh unreservedly when we are back together again.
I grew up reading not-serious literature, like comic books and pulp novels, so my instinct is to amuse the reader and entertain.