Amusement Quotes

To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement.
Addison, Joseph
1672-1719 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.
Balzac, Honore De
1799-1850 French Novelist

Amusement to an observing mind is study.
Disraeli, Benjamin
1804-1881 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.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
1803-1882 American Poet Essayist

Cards were at first for benefits designed, sent to amuse, not to enslave the mind.
Garrick, David
1717-1779 British Actor Playwright Theater Manager

The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.
Howe, Edgar Watson
1853-1937 American Journalist Author

You can’t live on amusement. It is the froth on water — an inch deep and then the mud.
Macdonald, George
1824-1905 Scottish Novelist

When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
1533-1592 French Philosopher Essayist

The mind ought sometimes to be diverted, that it may return the better to thinking.
c1 Macedonian Inventor and Writer

Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.
Shaw, George Bernard
1856-1950 Irish-born British Dramatist

Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas.
Sterne, Laurence
1713-1768 British Author

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