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Amusement Quotes

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.

Author: Phaedrus

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