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Amused Quotes

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Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves
for they shall never cease to be amused.
- Anonymous

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Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns
to be amused rather than shocked.
- Pearl S. Buck

You will be amused when you see that I have more than
once deceived without the slightest qualm of conscience,
both knaves and fools.
- Giacomo Casanova

I became intrigued with colour theory.
The absurd pronouncements of the Colour Institute,
a group that decides what colours are hot each year or season,
amused me.
- John Barton

 

It's a naive domestic Burgundy without any breeding,
but I think you'll be amused by its presumption.
- James Thurber

Life has a higher end, than to be amused.
- William Ellery Channing

I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused.
- Elvis Costello

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I should have been a much better artist if I could
have studied more and amused myself less.
- Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

Happy is the person who can laugh at himself.
He will never cease to be amused.
- Habib Bourguiba

So I was surprised at the notion that I might have
brought anthrax to my home,
and would have been even amused if it was not for the
fact that this matter is so grave and serious.
- Steven Hatfill

I am a genius.
Then it amused me to keep saying so,
but now it does not.
I expected to be happy sometime.
Now I know I shall never be.
- Mary MacLane

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.
- Honore de Balzac

I amused myself playing with the journalists.
- Brigitte Boisselier

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.
- Harry Houdini

James Bond is quite serious about his drinks and clothing
and cigarettes and food and all that sort of thing.
There is nothing wry or amused about James Bond.
- Ken Follett

A person who knows how to laugh at himself will never ceased to be amused.
- Shirley MacLaine

I did Our Daily Bread for King and that made me popular in the Soviet Union;
King was amused by that.
- Karen Morley

To be amused at what you read - that is the great spring of quotation.
- Charles Edward Montague

No entertainment is so cheap as reading,
nor any pleasure so lasting.
She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss
of expensive diversions or variety of company if she
can be amused with an author in her closet.
- Mary Wortley

Yesterday morning I amused myself with an exercise
of a talent I once possessed,
but have so neglected that my performance might almost be called an experiment.
I cut out a dress for one of the women.
- Fanny Kemble

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.
- Julia Roberts

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.
- Richard Stallman

It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness,
this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others,
of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that
looks on in amused contempt and pity.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste,
and amuse himself by applying it, triumphantly,
wherever he travels.
- Henry B. Adams

I'm undaunted in my quest to amuse myself by constantly changing my hair.
- Hillary Clinton

I not only played and sang blues, but I also had to
toss the piano around a bit to amuse the patrons.
- Hope Emerson

There's ways to amuse yourself while doing things and
thats how I look at efficency.
- Donald Knuth

Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself,
or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction.
No, read in order to live.
- Gustave Flaubert

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.
- Peter Gallagher

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.
- Arthur Erickson

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.
- Blaise Pascal

We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us,
but for ours to amuse them.
- Evelyn Waugh

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.
- Alfred E. Smith

The object of Literature is to instruct,
to animate, or to amuse.
- George Henry Lewes

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

It now costs more to amuse a child than it once did to educate his father.
- Vaughn Monroe

You make 'em, I amuse 'em.
- Dr. Seuss

The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.
- Edgar Watson Howe

Small things amuse small minds.
- Doris Lessing

In college, before video games, we would amuse ourselves
by posing programming exercises.
- Ken Thompson

Kids can amuse themselves with almost anything.
- Allen Klein

Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork -
reading,
writing, thinking - can.
- Helen Gurley Brown

We never respect those who amuse us,
however we may smile at their comic powers.
- Marguerite Gardiner

My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce,
amuse and entertain.
- Helmut Newton

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.
- Adrian Edmondson

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.
- Louise Fletcher

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.
- Michelle Hunziker

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.
- Marc Davis

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.
- Robert M. Hutchins

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.
- Joseph Howe

The only joy I had was writing what was.
That book was.
It no longer amuses me to be all the things I was when I wrote that.
But it is my story as I was then.
- Mary MacLane

The advantages found in history seem to be of three kinds,
as it amuses the fancy, as it improves the understanding,
and as it strengthens virtue.
- David Hume

A discussion of philosophy is like a cat chasing its tail -
it may be an amusing diversion but
it has no chance for a satisfying conclusion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is necessary to work, if not from inclination,
at least from despair.
Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
- Charles Baudelaire

What we ask of music, first and last,
is that it communicate experience - experience of all kinds,
vital and profound at its greatest, amusing or entertaining at another level.
- Roger Sessions

It's rather amusing at my advanced age to become a sex symbol.
- John Forsythe

The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.
- Moliere

I left the table where there were important people
and had lunch with my husband and a few friends.
The reception was organised in my honour,
so it was rather amusing.
- Nana Mouskouri

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient
while nature cures the disease.
- Voltaire

I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats:
it was the girls I liked.
- David Bailey

Anybody, providing he knows how to be amusing,
has the right to talk about himself.
- Charles Baudelaire

I die pretty much every year.
I find it amusing.
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Criminals are never very amusing.
It's because they're failures.
Those who make real money aren't counted as criminals.
This is a class distinction, not an ethical problem.
- Orson Welles

I don't like to talk much with people who always agree with me.
It is amusing to coquette with an echo for a little while,
but one soon tires of it.
- Thomas Carlyle

Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
- Charles Baudelaire

This is one of his most human and most amusing and witty novels.
The characters are very Indian.
I decided that I wanted to do a comedy,
so this was just the right one.
- Ismail Merchant

I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion
is interesting or helpful or amusing.
- Cliff Fadiman

Life's more amusing than we thought.
- Andrew Lang

I mean I can do it when I'm very relaxed,
and with good friends, then I think I can be amusing.
- Rowan Atkinson

Wild animals never kill for sport.
Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of
his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
- James Anthony Froude

Beautiful? It's all a question of luck.
I was born with good legs.
As for the rest...
beautiful, no.
Amusing, yes.
- Josephine Baker


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