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Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man
who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own.
- Sydney J. Harris

I've always had great respect for Paddington because
he is amusingly English and eccentric.
He is a great British institution and my generation
grew up with the books and then Michael Horden's animations.
- Stephen Fry

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

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

 

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

I confess I enjoy democracy immensely.
It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing.
- H. L. Mencken

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

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

When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not
amusing herself with me more than I with her.
- Michel de Montaigne

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

Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas.
- Laurence Sterne

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

Movies are usually difficult, often insane,
constantly challenging and always strangely amusing to make.
- Yahoo Serious

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

Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable
and amusing than much money without ingenuity.
- Arnold Bennett

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

Be amusing: never tell unkind stories;
above all,
never tell long ones.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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

Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason
that novels are more amusing than history.
- Nicolas Chamfort

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

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

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

Sometimes I have wondered whether life wouldn't be
much more amusing if we were all devils,
and no nonsense about angels and being good.
- William Hurlbut

There are few things more amusing in the world of politics
than watching moderate Republicans charging to the
right in pursuit of greater glory.
- Mario Cuomo

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

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

At first, I only laughed at myself.
Then I noticed that life itself is amusing.
I've been in a generally good mood ever since.
- Marilyn vos Savant

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

I can't forgive my friends for dying;
I don't find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

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

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

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

I enjoyed the courtroom as just another stage but not so amusing as Broadway.
- Mae West

I guess there's a certain amount of poking fun at certain characters,
but that's because there is something amusing about
them or about the way they behave,
so I guess you can say that that's poking fun at the character.
But the character is your own invention,
so who cares?
- Joel Coen

Churchill was one of the few men I have met who even
in the flesh give me the impression of genius.
George Bernard Shaw is another.
It is amusing to know that each thinks the other is overrated.
- David Low

I only went to one Star Trek convention and that was in the late '80s.
I hadn't gone to a convention before that.
It was quite amusing, with the people dressed up and all of that.
- Persis Khambatta

My reputation was a bit exaggerated.
Things were written in newspapers, then copied,
then doubled.
One of the reasons why I never disclaimed that,
was because I found it amusing.
But I also constructed such an image for myself in
order to gain more of a private life.
- Thomas Kretschmann

It's always amusing to look at how something early
in the 20th century was written in anthropology and how it's written now.
There's been an enormous shift in how it's done,
but yet you can't put your finger on someone who actually did it.
- Clifford Geertz

Paul Lucas had a particularly amusing accent,
so I chuckled.
That was terrible; I shouldn't have done that,
but he took it too big.
He got up and said he couldn't work with people who laughed at him!
- Fay Wray

St Michaels Mount is a favourite place of mine;
people will walk across to the Mount all day and assume
they will be able to walk home.
The spectacle of hundreds of people realising that
the path they walked over on is disappearing under
several feet of water is very amusing.
- John Dyer

In any war, the first casualty is common sense,
and the second is free and open discussion.
- James Reston

The aim of argument, or of discussion,
should not be victory, but progress.
- Joseph Joubert

For President Clinton, according to this discussion I had with him,
Rwanda was a marginal problem.
- Boutros Boutros-Ghali

The formation of character in young people is educationally
a different task from and a prior task to,
the discussion of the great, difficult ethical controversies of the day.
- William Bennett

In the late 1950s a major topic under discussion was
whether Canada should acquire nuclear weapons.
- John Charles Polanyi

I don't worry too much about the fundamentalist principles
that are in almost any discussion about jazz.
- Pat Metheny

Group discussion is very valuable; group drafting is less productive.
- Jon Postel

A new word is like a fresh seed sown on the ground of the discussion.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Discussion in America means dissent.
- James Thurber

There can be no settlement of a great cause without discussion,
and people will not discuss a cause until their attention is drawn to it.
- William Jennings Bryan

Let the poor man count as his enemy,
and his worst enemy,
every invader of the right of free discussion.
- Gerrit Smith

Films must all have the same structure.
All of this to guarantee box office bonanza,
which of course it never does, but that's another discussion entirely.
- Dirk Benedict

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge;
an argument an exchange of ignorance.
- Robert Quillen

Well, visual language is another boring discussion
about the nature of film.
- Alan Rudolph

If a teacher does not involve himself,
his values, his commitments, in the course of discussion,
why should the students?
- Paul Wellstone

The theoretical postulate of all diplomatic discussion
between nations is the assumed willingness of every nation to do justice.
- Elihu Root

I'd just as soon not get into a discussion about Jane and her politics.
I'd just as soon stick to what we're here for,
the picture.
- Henry Fonda

Discussion in class, which means letting twenty young
blockheads and two cocky neurotics discuss something
that neither their teacher nor they know.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice;
nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear
discussion and publicity.
- Lord Acton

I liked discussion and debate and thought that these
skills fit well with law.
I also had an interest in justice - and later learned
that sometimes law and justice actually agree!
- Harold H. Greene

Drafting a constitution is only the first step.
The constitution has to be granted legitimacy by open discussion and a fair,
representative referendum.
- Emma Bonino

I think that in the discussion of natural problems
we ought to begin not with the Scriptures,
but with experiments, and demonstrations.
- Galileo Galilei

Discussion is just a tool.
You have to aim; the final goal must be a decision.
- Harri Holkeri

I believe that as a nation we must have a bipartisan
discussion about how to best preserve and protect Social
Security for our seniors and for future generations of Americans.
- Steve Israel

Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion,
dissent, and debate.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

Avoid any specific discussion of public policy at public meetings.
- Quintus Tullius Cicero

We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war,
by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them,
by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will.
- Neville Chamberlain

To say that a thing has never yet been done among men
is to erect a barrier stronger than reason,
stronger than discussion.
- Thomas Reed

Human and moral factors must always be considered.
They must never be missing from policies and from public discussion.
- Herman Kahn

One good analogy is worth three hours discussion.
- Dudley Field Malone

A rattlesnake loose in the living room tends to end
all discussion of animal rights.
- Lance Morrow


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