To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement.
Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)
Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman
If those who are the enemies of innocent amusements had the direction of the world, they would take away the spring, and youth, the former from the year, the latter from human life.
Author: Honore De Balzac (1799-1850)
Profession: French Novelist
Amusement to an observing mind is study.
Author: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)
Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister
The intellectual man requires a fine bait; the sots are easily amused. But everybody is drugged with his own frenzy, and the pageant marches at all hours, with music and banner and badge.
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Profession: American Poet, Essayist
Cards were at first for benefits designed, sent to amuse, not to enslave the mind.
Author: David Garrick (1717-1779)
Profession: British Actor, Playwright, Theater Manager
The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.
Author: Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937)
Profession: American Journalist, Author
You can't live on amusement. It is the froth on water -- an inch deep and then the mud.
Author: George MacDonald (1824-1905)
Profession: Scottish Novelist
When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her.
Author: Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592)
Profession: French Philosopher, Essayist
The mind ought sometimes to be diverted, that it may return the better to thinking.
Profession: Macedonian Inventor and Writer
Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.
Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist
Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas.
Author: Laurence Sterne (1713-1768)
Profession: British Author