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1. “Whether we consider hip-hop as an evolved manifestation of the Harlem Renaissance or something completely new under the sun, it clearly has moved beyond the stage of just entertaining lives to that of informing and empowering lives.”

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Author : Aberjhani
Source : Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

2. “Every category has its snobs: music, books, movies. There are so many things a man is only pressured into liking or disliking.”

Tags : Absolutism Be Yourself Critics Culture Dislikes Elitism Entertainment Force Inferiority Influence Insincerity Likes Media Music Opinion Personality Pop Culture Preference Pressure Purists Rebels Sincerity Snobs Superiority Taste
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

3. “There are three possible parts to a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food, and affection. It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food, and the merest suggestion of affection. As the amount of affection increases, the entertainment can be reduced proportionately. When the affection IS the entertainment, we no longer call it dating. Under no circumstances can the food be omitted.”

Tags : Affection Dating Eating Entertainment Etiquette Food Romance
Author : Judith Martin

4. “In Hollywood if you don't have a shrink, people think you're crazy.”

Tags : Craziness Entertainment Funny Hollywood Humor Insanity Psychotherapy Psycology Therapy
Author : Johnny Carson

5. “Is adult amusement killing our children, or is killing our children amusing adults?”

Tags : Adult Child Entertainment Killing

6. “When someone has a problem wih you or dislikes you. They will always find something wrong with you. Until they decide to cross their border gate of hate. You will never be right or good enough to them.”

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7. “When someone has a problem wih you or dislikes you. They will always find something wrong about you. Until they decide to cross their border gate of hate. You will never be right or good enough to them.”

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8. “People are sheep. TV is the shepherd.”

Tags : Dark Humor Entertainment Herd Mentality Humor Hype Mainstream Media Mass Media Media Mindlessness Pop Culture Sheep Sheep Mentality Sheeple Television
Author : Jess C. Scott
Source : Literary Heroin (Gluttony): A Twilight Parody

9. “What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.”

Tags : Consumerism Entertainment Mass Media Television
Author : W.H. Auden
Source : The Dyer's Hand

10. “I had no songs in my repertoire for commercial radio anyway. Songs about debauched bootleggers, mothers that drowned their own children, Cadillacs that only got five miles to the gallon, floods, union hall fires, darkness and cadavers at the bottom of rivers weren't for radiophiles. There was nothing easygoing about the folk songs I sang. They weren't friendly or ripe with mellowness. They didn't come gently to the shore. I guess you could say they weren't commercial.Not only that, my style was too erratic and hard to pigeonhole for the radio, and songs, to me, were more important that just light entertainment. They were my preceptor and guide into some altered consciousness of reality, some different republic, some liberated republic. Greil Marcus, the music historian, would some thirty years later call it "the invisible republic."Whatever the case, it wasn't that I was anti-popular culture or anything and I had no ambitions to stir things up. i just thought of popular culture as lame as hell and a big trick. It was like the unbroken sea of frost that lay outside the window and you had to have awkward footgear to walk on it.I didn't know what age of history we were in nor what the truth of it was. Nobody bothered with that. If you told the truth, that was all well and good and if you told the un-truth, well, that's still well and good. Folk songs taught me that.”

Tags : Bob Dylan Commercial Culture Dylan Entertainment Folk Lyrics Radio Songs
Author : Bob Dylan
Source : Chronicles, Vol. 1

11. “One of the world's most popular entertainments is a deck of cards, which contains thirteen each of four suits, highlighted by kings, queens and jacks, who are possibly the queen's younger, more attractive boyfriends.”

Tags : Boyfriends Cards Entertainment Queens

12. “The modern man is usually in a hurry to get to a destination from which he will sooner or later suffer from and at times complain about boredom.”

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13. “A book is the only vehicle that can take you around the world in one hour.”

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14. “Never judge someone's character based on the words of another. Instead, study the motives behind the words of the person casting the bad judgment. An honest woman can sell tangerines all day and remain a good person until she dies, but there will always be naysayers who will try to convince you otherwise. Perhaps this woman did not give them something for free, or at a discount. Perhaps too, that she refused to stand with them when they were wrong — or just stood up for something she felt was right. And also, it could be that some bitter women are envious of her, or that she rejected the advances of some very proud men. Always trust your heart. If the Creator stood before a million men with the light of a million lamps, only a few would truly see him because truth is already alive in their hearts. Truth can only be seen by those with truth in them. He who does not have Truth in his heart, will always be blind to her.”

Tags : Deceased People Guilty Guilty Conscience Hung Jury Inestigators Innocence Investigate Jury Hearing Lamps Law Lie Misjudge Opinion Press Recognize Truth Reputation Rumors Rumours Tangerines Trial Truth Truth Telling Women
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

15. “The problem is politics is made a sport, almost as much a sport as football or baseball. When it comes to politics, adults and politicians do more finger-pointing and play more games than children ever do. Too often are we rooting for the pride of a team rather than the good of the nation.”

Tags : Athletics Baseball Basketball Chaos Childish Competition Conflict Conservative Country Democrat Division Economy Entertainment Fingerpointing Nation Parties Partisan Peace Politicians Politics Republican Separation Soccer Solidarity Sport Triviality Unity War
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

16. “You are my life now.”

Tags : Bella Edward Cullen Entertainment Love
Source : Twilight

17. “My shoulder will never be the same. I expect you to nurse me back to health.”

Tags : Cassandra Clare City Of Bones Entertainment Funny Humor Jace Wayland Love Mortal Instruments
Source : City of Bones

18. “I don't judge or believe in any religion, I'm just learning from their divine esoteric stories.”

Tags : Apology Apostate Apostle Bible Confession Confusion Divinity Doubt Entertainment Esoteric Estimation Fanatic Fiction God Michael Bassey Johnson Neophyte Novice Panic Preacher Prophet Religion Saints School Of Thought Skeptical Spiritual Stories

19. “Is it just me or is this like a bad TV sci-fi show?”

Tags : Bad Books Entertainment Sci Fi Self Deprecation
Author : John Ringo
Source : When the Devil Dances

20. “You cannot enjoy true love in relationship if you don't add honest flavours to it. You can genuinely maintain what you can sincerely entertain!”

Tags : Be Truthful Dating Enjoy Enjoy Love Enjoyment Entertain Entertainment Flavor Flavour Food For Thought Genuine Honest Honesty I Love You Israelmore Ayivor Love Lovers Maintain Marriage Marry Relationship Sincere Sincerely Tell The Truth True Truthful
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

21. “It is usually unbearably painful to read a book by an author who knows way less than you do, unless the book is a novel.”

Tags : Accomplishment Be Versed In Cultured Distress Expertness Humour Knowledgable Manageable Mastery Men Of Letters Nonfiction Novel Schooling Torment Torture Uninformed Unmanageable Via Dolorosa Well Educated Well Read

22. “I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained”

Tags : Education Entertainment

23. “I'm just a musical prostitute, my dear.”

Tags : Art Entertainment Music Performance Prostitution

24. “I really didn't realize the librarians were, you know, such a dangerous group.They are subversive. You think they're just sitting there at the desk, all quiet and everything. They're like plotting the revolution, man. I wouldn't mess with them. You know, they've had their budgets cut. They're paid nothing. Books are falling apart. The libraries are just like the ass end of everything, right? ”

Tags : Entertainment
Author : Michael Moore

25. “My loathings are simple. stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. My pleasures are the most intense known to man: writing and butterfly hunting.”

Tags : Entertainment
Source : Strong Opinions

26. “Fine art is something wonderful that's left long into the future ... eternal beauty.”

Tags : Entertainment Humor Naruto Sasori

27. “America is the first culture in jeopardy of amusing itself to death.”

Tags : America Amusement Entertainment Excess
Author : John Piper
Source : Don't Waste Your Life

28. “[B]riefing is not reading. In fact it is the antithesis of reading. Briefing is terse, factual and to the point. Reading is untidy, discursive and perpetually inviting. Briefing closes down a subject, reading opens it up.”

Tags : Books Briefing Entertainment Expansion Information Inspiration Learning Reading
Author : Alan Bennett
Source : The Uncommon Reader

29. “[I]f a book is well written, I always find it too short.”

Tags : Books Craft Enjoyment Entertainment Writing
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Catharine and Other Writings

30. “I read that Monica Seles got stabbed. And although I have nothing against Monica Seles, I'm glad somebody in sports got stabbed. I like the idea of it; it's good entertainment. If we're lucky, it'll spread through sports. And show business, too! Wouldn't you like to see a guy jump up on stage and stab some famous singer? Especially a real shitty pop singer? Maybe they'll even start stabbing comedians. Fuck it, I'm ready! I never perform without my can of mace. I have a switchblade knife, too. I'll cut your eye out and go right on telling jokes.”

Tags : Entertainment Humor Sports
Author : George Carlin
Source : Brain Droppings

31. “Since the age of five I had been one of those people who was an indefatigable reader, more inclined to go off by myself with a book than do any of the dozens of things that children usually do to amuse themselves. I never aged out of it.”

Tags : Amusement Children Entertainment Readers Reading Solitude
Author : Anna Quindlen
Source : Imagined London: A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional City

32. “Luck is the bastard child of Fate and Destiny.”

Tags : Comedy Entertainment Humor Humorous

33. “She couldn't disappoint the whole village. There were no wallscreens here, no newsfeeds or satellites bands, and touring soccer teams were no doubt few and far between. (...), that made stories a valuable commodity, and it probably wasn't very often that a stranger dropped in from the sky.”

Tags : Entertainment Storytelling
Source : Pretties

34. “Don't be cool. Like everything.”

Tags : Art Entertainment Perception Taste Wisdom
Author : Shaky Kane

35. “As far as I'm concerned, men like you were put on this world to entertain women like me.”

Tags : Entertainment Men Women
Source : Fancy Pants

36. “When mind stuck, entertain your heart.”

Tags : Entertainment Heart Mind Stuck
Author : Toba Beta
Source : Master of Stupidity

37. “Real love involves a foundation of respect, honesty, and trust, concepts wholly missing from the pale imitations hawked to us by the folks who script 'unscripted' entertainment.”

Tags : Entertainment Love Reality Television
Source : Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV

38. “Friday night was the night most people thought they were supposed to have fun. Trouble was most people didn't know what fun was or how to have it, so things usually ended up pretty ugly.”

Tags : Entertainment Humour People
Source : A Case of Lone Star

39. “I think deeply about things and want others to do likewise. I work for ideas and learn from people. I don’t like excluding people. I’m a perfectionist, but I won’t let that get in the way of publication. Except for education and entertainment, I’m not going to waste my time on things that won’t have an impact. I try to be friends with everyone, but I hate it when you don’t take me seriously. I don’t hold grudges, it’s not productive, but I learn from my experience. I want to make the world a better place.”

Tags : Better Deeply Education Entertainment Experience Friends Grudges Ideas Impact Inspirational People Perfectionist Productive Publication Think Time Waste World
Author : Aaron Swartz

40. “Truth is a naked and open daylight, that does not show the masques, and mummeries, and triumphs of the world, half so stately and daintily as candle-lights. . . A mixture of a lie doth ever add pleasure”

Tags : Entertainment Lies Truth
Author : Francis Bacon

41. “Entertainment is temporary happiness, but the real happiness is permanent entertainment.”

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Author : Amit Kalantri

42. “Panem et circenses.”

Tags : Entertainment
Author : Juvenal
Source : The Satyrs Of Decimus Junius Juvenalis And Of Aulus Persius Flaccus

43. “When it come to music. I am not there to compete but I am there to entertain.”

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44. “Absorption in ease and entertainment is a sure sign of dissipation and decline.”

Tags : Decline Dissipation Ease Entertainment

45. “Thank's God is friday, Party people lets meet at the dance floor.”

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46. “In this part of Canada, it was assumed that the passengers would provide each other with entertainment.”

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Source : Twin Loyalties: From the Chronicles of Tar Ponds City

47. “The Government set the stage economically by informing everyone that we were in a depression period, with very pointed allusions to the 1930s. The period just prior to our last 'good' war. ... Boiled down, our objective was to make killing and military life seem like adventurous fun, so for our inspiration we went back to the Thirties as well. It was pure serendipity. Inside one of the Scripter offices there was an old copy of Doc Smith's first LENSMAN space opera. It turned out that audiences in the 1970s were more receptive to the sort of things they scoffed at as juvenilia in the 1930s. Our drugs conditioned them to repeat viewings, simultaneously serving the ends of profit and positive reinforcement. The movie we came up with stroked all the correct psychological triggers. The fact that it grossed more money than any film in history at the time proved how on target our approach was.''Oh my God... said Jonathan, his mouth stalling the open position.'Six months afterward we ripped ourselves off and got secondary reinforcement onto television. We pulled a 40 share. The year after that we phased in the video games, experimenting with non-narcotic hypnosis, using electrical pulses, body capacitance, and keying the pleasure centers of the brain with low voltage shocks. Jesus, Jonathan, can you *see* what we've accomplished? In something under half a decade we've programmed an entire generation of warm bodies to go to war for us and love it. They buy what we tell them to buy. Music, movies, whole lifestyles. And they hate who we tell them to. ... It's simple to make our audiences slaver for blood; that past hasn't changed since the days of the Colosseum. We've conditioned a whole population to live on the rim of Apocalypse and love it. They want to kill the enemy, tear his heart out, go to war so their gas bills will go down! They're all primed for just that sort of denouemment, ti satisfy their need for linear storytelling in the fictions that have become their lives! The system perpetuates itself. Our own guinea pigs pay us money to keep the mechanisms grinding away. If you don't believe that, just check out last year's big hit movies... then try to tell me the target demographic audience isn't waiting for marching orders. ("Incident On A Rainy Night In Beverly Hills")”

Tags : 1980S 80S Blockbusters Cinema Conspiracy Entertainment Hollywood Movies Politics Star Wars Video Games War
Source : Seeing Red

48. “the Chicago Tribune said on February 8, 1937: . . . . there is entertainment in erudition.”

Tags : Entertainment Erudition
Source : Radio: The Fifth Estate

49. “A heart favours love, a head favours work, a heart and head both favours hobby.”

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Author : Amit Kalantri

50. “Be so free that nothing more than your future can distract your attention.”

Tags : Disturbance Diversion Entertainment Freedom Future Hindrance Interference Leisure Mental Distress Michael Bassey Johnson Perturbation Prospect Prospects Pursuit Recreation Time Time Ahead Time Management Time To Come

51. “Pages entertain me more than pictures do.”

Tags : Book Book Reading Books Entertain Entertaining Entertainment Hobby Of Reading Human Humans Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Leisure Motivation Motivational Movies Page Pages Philosophy Photo Photos Pictures Reading Wisdom
Author : Amit Kalantri

52. “Fiction writers, magicians, politicians and priests are the only people rewarded for entertaining us with their lies”

Tags : Entertainment Fiction Fiction Vs Reality Fiction Writing Lie Lies Politics Lies We Tell Ourselves Magic Magician Politician Priest
Source : The Great Pearl of Wisdom

53. “...the real junk food is what Frank Lloyd Wright called light entertainment - bubblegum for the eye ...”

Tags : Bubblegum For The Eye Entertainment Frank Lloyd Wright Inspiration Junk Food
Author : John Geddes
Source : A Familiar Rain

54. “Let our information and social technologies raise awareness and not propaganda, build connections and not passive-aggression.”

Tags : Advancement Awareness Building Communication Connection Entertainment Future Ignorance Information Information Technology Intelligence Internet Knowledge Lies Media News Passive Aggression Passive Aggressive Passive Aggressiveness Propaganda Purpose Social Media Social Technology Understanding Usefulness Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

55. “I believe that entertainment and amusements are the work of the Enemy to keep dying men from knowing they're dying; and to keep enemies of God from remembering that they're enemies.”

Tags : Amusement Entertainment Evangelism
Author : A.W. Tozer

56. “A funny person is funny only for so long, but a wit can sit down and go on being spellbinding forever. One is not meant to laugh. One stays quiet and marvels. Spontaneously witty talk is without question the most fascinating entertainment there is.”

Tags : Comedy Conversation Entertainment Talk Talking Wit Witty
Source : D.V.

57. “Foolish minds will entertain you, but confuse minds will irritate you.”

Tags : Confuse Entertain Entertaining Entertainment Fool Foolish Foolishness Fools Irritated Irritation Mind Minds Wit Witty Witty Quotes
Author : Amit Kalantri

58. “Ah! good Sir! no Whores before Dinner, I beseech you."[Love's Last Shift]”

Tags : Comedy Dinner Entertainment Humor Satire Whores
Author : Colley Cibber
Source : The Plays of Colley Cibber

59. “You maintain hope for humanity as an infinite skeptic of gossip and slander. In all mankind's desires for entertainment and exaggeration and sensationalism, when it comes to gossip, the individual always sounds worse than he really is. This is why adhering to gossip subtly affects the mental state of the listener - he goes on holding shady opinions regardless of where the realities of their lights and darknesses may stand.”

Tags : Bias Cynicism Exaggeration Facts Falsehood Gossip Hope Humanity Libel Light Mentality News Opinions Peace Prejudice Psychology Racism Reality Sexism Shade Shady Skepticism Subtlety Truth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

60. “[T]o read was precisely to enter another world, which was not the reader's own, and come back refreshed, ready to bear with equanimity the injustices and frustrations of this one. Reading was balm, amusement -- not incitement.”

Tags : Amusement Books Diversion Entertainment Fortification Reading Refreshment Solace
Author : Susan Sontag
Source : The Volcano Lover: A Romance

61. “Most of the so-called experts on a prime time news-hour are so talented that by the time they finish their discussion on one problem without finding its solution, they have another topic of the same national importance ready to merely debate upon to entertain the audience of another channel.”

Tags : Analysts Anchor Broadcast Charcteristics Debate Discussion Entertaining Filmy Fooling Oneself Foolishness Group Discussion Guest Speaker Idling Time Inspirational Quote Inspiring Intellectual National Importance News Hour Ostentatious Panel Discussion Panelist Pretentious Self Seekers Selfish Telecast Time Management True Mentor True Motivational Speaker Wasting Time
Author : Anuj Somany

62. “Entrepreneurs don't have weekends or birthdays or holidays. Every day is my weekend, my birthday, my holiday. OR, every day is my work day. Mostly it's a choice.”

Tags : Be Proactive Birthday Choice Choices And Consequences Entertainment Enthusiasm Entitlement Entrepreneur Entrepreneur Quotes Entrepreneurial Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship Quotes Happiness Proactive Progress Rich Rich Life Richie Norton Startup Life Startup Quote Wealth Weekend Werk Work Work Day
Author : Richie Norton

63. “The restoration of man’s inner eyes can hardly be expected in this day and age — unless, first of all, one were willing and determined simply to exclude from one’s realm of life all those inane and contrived but titillating illusions incessantly generated by the entertainment industry.”

Tags : Entertainment Human Nature Humanity Inspirational Truth Wisdom
Author : Josef Pieper

64. “Modern culture anesthetizes the mind while mainlining the soul with emotional experiences that keep the worldling believing he is really living.”

Tags : Culture Emotions Entertainment Lies Life Living Mind Music Soul Video Games
Author : Jim Berg
Source : Changed Into His Image

65. “Ticketmaster saying that their fee is a "convenience" is like a rapist calling his raping a "favor”

Tags : Band Concert Entertainment Etiquette Music Ticketmaster
Author : A.O. Storm
Source : An A-Hole Goes To A Concert

66. “Garry Shandling has always been a pioneer of… meta entertainment. He's always been a defender of the creative right to use the frame as part of the painting.”

Tags : Art Community Creative Entertainment Garry Shandling Pioneer
Author : Dan Harmon

67. “We are in the same tent as the clowns and the freaks-that's show business.”

Tags : Entertainment Media News Show Business Television

68. “Liberace was certainly master and commander of the ivories ~ he is the only pianist I can watch or listen to without suffering a case of 'Stagefright Sympathy Sickness'.”

Tags : Classical Music Concerts Entertainers Entertainment Funny Gifted People Humor Humorous Humour Liberace Master Mastery Music Musician Musicians Pianist Pianists Piano Show Business Showbiz Stage Stagefright Talented People

69. “On no account should you entertain being a victim of your own circumstances. When unexpected failure occurs, you can turn it into success.”

Tags : Account Circumstance Circumstances Difficult Difficulties Entertain Entertainment Fail Failure Food For Thought Israelmore Ayivor Positive Positive Attitude Predicarment Problems Succeed Success Successful Suffering Victim
Source : Shaping the dream

70. “Though you can get smart from reading everything that a smart person writes, you cannot get famous from reading about everything that a famous person does or is said to have done.”

Tags : Advertising Amusement Celebrities Celebrity Culture Celebrity Gossip Distraction Entertainment Fame Famous Gossip Tabloids Trivia
Source : N for Nigger: Aphorisms for Grown Children and Childish Grown-ups

71. “Fifteen years ago, a business manager from the United States came to Plum Village to visit me. His conscience was troubled because he was the head of a firm that designed atomic bombs. I listened as he expressed his concerns. I knew if I advised him to quit his job, another person would only replace him. If he were to quit, he might help himself, but he would not help his company, society, or country. I urged him to remain the director of his firm, to bring mindfulness into his daily work, and to use his position to communicate his concerns and doubts about the production of atomic bombs.In the Sutra on Happiness, the Buddha says it is great fortune to have an occupation that allows us to be happy, to help others, and to generate compassion and understanding in this world. Those in the helping professions have occupations that give them this wonderful opportunity. Yet many social workers, physicians, and therapists work in a way that does not cultivate their compassion, instead doing their job only to earn money. If the bomb designer practises and does his work with mindfulness, his job can still nourish his compassion and in some way allow him to help others. He can still influence his government and fellow citizens by bringing greater awareness to the situation. He can give the whole nation an opportunity to question the necessity of bomb production.Many people who are wealthy, powerful, and important in business, politics, and entertainment are not happy. They are seeking empty things - wealth, fame, power, sex - and in the process they are destroying themselves and those around them. In Plum Village, we have organised retreats for businesspeople. We see that they have many problems and suffer just as others do, sometimes even more. We see that their wealth allows them to live in comfortable conditions, yet they still suffer a great deal.Some businesspeople, even those who have persuaded themselves that their work is very important, feel empty in their occupation. They provide employment to many people in their factories, newspapers, insurance firms, and supermarket chains, yet their financial success is an empty happiness because it is not motivated by understanding or compassion. Caught up in their small world of profit and loss, they are unaware of the suffering and poverty in the world. When we are not int ouch with this larger reality, we will lack the compassion we need to nourish and guide us to happiness.Once you begin to realise your interconnectedness with others, your interbeing, you begin to see how your actions affect you and all other life. You begin to question your way of living, to look with new eyes at the quality of your relationships and the way you work. You begin to see, 'I have to earn a living, yes, but I want to earn a living mindfully. I want to try to select a vocation not harmful to others and to the natural world, one that does not misuse resources.'Entire companies can also adopt this way of thinking. Companies have the right to pursue economic growth, but not at the expense of other life. They should respect the life and integrity of people, animals, plants and minerals. Do not invest your time or money in companies that deprive others of their lives, that operate in a way that exploits people or animals, and destroys nature.Businesspeople who visit Plum Village often find that getting in touch with the suffering of others and cultivating understanding brings them happiness. They practise like Anathapindika, a successful businessman who lived at the time of the Buddha, who with the practise of mindfulness throughout his life did everything he could to help the poor and sick people in his homeland.”

Tags : Buddhism Business Management Training Businesspeople Companies Compassion Entertainment Fame Happiness Life Mindfulness Politics Power Sex Sufferings Thich Nhat Hanh Understanding Wealth Work Zen
Source : Creating True Peace: Ending Violence in Yourself, Your Family, Your Community, and the World

72. “The US traded its manufacturing sector’s health for its entertainment industry, hoping that Police Academy sequels could take the place of the rustbelt. The US bet wrong. But like a losing gambler who keeps on doubling down, the US doesn’t know when to quit. It keeps meeting with its entertainment giants, asking how US foreign and domestic policy can preserve its business-model. Criminalize 70 million American file-sharers? Check. Turn the world’s copyright laws upside down? Check. Cream the IT industry by criminalizing attempted infringement? Check. It’ll never work. It can never work. There will always be an entertainment industry, but not one based on excluding access to published digital works. Once it’s in the world, it’ll be copied. This is why I give away digital copies of my books and make money on the printed editions: I’m not going to stop people from copying the electronic editions, so I might as well treat them as an enticement to buy the printed objects. But there is an information economy. You don’t even need a computer to participate. My barber, an avowed technophobe who rebuilds antique motorcycles and doesn’t own a PC, benefited from the information economy when I found him by googling for barbershops in my neighborhood. Teachers benefit from the information economy when they share lesson plans with their colleagues around the world by email. Doctors benefit from the information economy when they move their patient files to efficient digital formats. Insurance companies benefit from the information economy through better access to fresh data used in the preparation of actuarial tables. Marinas benefit from the information economy when office-slaves look up the weekend’s weather online and decide to skip out on Friday for a weekend’s sailing. Families of migrant workers benefit from the information economy when their sons and daughters wire cash home from a convenience store Western Union terminal. This stuff generates wealth for those who practice it. It enriches the country and improves our lives. And it can peacefully co-exist with movies, music and microcode, but not if Hollywood gets to call the shots. Where IT managers are expected to police their networks and systems for unauthorized copying – no matter what that does to productivity – they cannot co-exist. Where our operating systems are rendered inoperable by “copy protection,” they cannot co-exist. Where our educational institutions are turned into conscript enforcers for the record industry, they cannot co-exist. The information economy is all around us. The countries that embrace it will emerge as global economic superpowers. The countries that stubbornly hold to the simplistic idea that the information economy is about selling information will end up at the bottom of the pile. What country do you want to live in?”

Tags : Copyright Entertainment Information Economy Jobs Manufacturing
Author : Cory Doctorow
Source : Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future

73. “Why is is that all people in Hollywood think, oh short, black and tattoos, ohhh he's in the music industry? No motherfucker, I'm an Author.”

Tags : Blacklivesmatter Entertainment Hollywood Slicktor Victor Slicktorvictor White People

74. “In a world full of lions and tigers entertaining the masses, have you ever seen a wolf performing in a circus?”

Tags : Authenticity Circus Entertainment Inspiration Leader Leaders Leadership Lion Masses Performance Tiger Wolf

75. “Routine ruins the life, variety vitalise the life.”

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Author : Amit Kalantri
Source : Wealth of Words

76. “In my life, I have been told that as a gay man I am a threat to the American family. I have been told that to accept me as an equal is an insult to God. I have been told that I am no better than a pedophile. I have been told that I cannot serve in the military because my presence will undermine unit cohesion. I have had bottles thrown at me when I gathered with others to protest for marriage equality. I have been told that I am sick, that I am damaged, and that I am damage and sickness incarnate.Let the record show that what finally made me snap is the suggestion that I was supposed to have chemistry with Tori Spelling.”

Tags : Entertainment Equality Gay Stereotypes
Author : Dave Holmes

77. “If you want to keep people happy, just keep the food and entertainment rolling.”

Tags : Dinner Dinner Party Entertainment Food Fun Funny Happiness Happy Happy Quotes Humor Humorous Parties Party People
Source : Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

78. “Demetrius the grammarian finding in the temple of Delphos a knot of philosophers set chatting together, said to them, “Either I am much deceived,or by your cheerful and pleasant countenances, you are engaged in no very deep discourse.” To which one of them, Heracleon the Megarean, replied: “ ’Tis for such as are puzzled about inquiring whether the future tense of the verb Ballo be spelt with adouble L, or that hunt after the derivation of the comparatives Cheirou and Beltiou, and the superlatives Cheiriotou and Beliotou, to knit their brows whilst discoursing of their science; but as to philosophical discourses, they always divert and cheer up those that entertain them, and never deject them or make them sad.”

Tags : Discourse Enjoyment Entertainment Gaiety Grammatics Knowledge Philosophy Relaxed Science Wisdom
Source : The Complete Essays

79. “A magician reveals himself not only by the magic he presents but also by the respect and entertainment he gives to his audience.”

Tags : Applause Conjurer Conjuring Entertainment Illusion Illusionists Magic Magician Magicians Mentalism Mentalist Respect Wizard Wizardry Wizards
Author : Amit Kalantri

80. “If you drink the good wine of the noble countess, you have to entertain her less desirable friends.”

Tags : Entertainment Life Socializing Society

81. “Nothing amuses people more than a cocky guy who starts losing.”

Tags : Amusement Arrogance Athletics Cocky Competition Entertainment Funny Funny But True Haters Humility Humor Justice Karma Losing Narcissism Pride Sports Winning
Author : Criss Jami

82. “If by any chance a playwright wishes to express a political opinion or a moral opinion or a philosophy, he must be a good enough craftsman to do it with so much spice of entertainment in it that the public get the message without being aware of it.”

Tags : Craft Drama Entertainment Opinion Philosophy Surreptitious Meaning Writing
Author : Noël Coward
Source : A Talent To Amuse: A Biography Of Noël Coward

83. “What does one prefer? An art that struggles to change the social contract, but fails? Or one that seeks to please and amuse, and succeeds?”

Tags : Art Artists Creativity Entertainment Revolution
Author : Robert Hughes
Source : The Shock of the New

84. “It seems obvious, looking back, that the artists of Weimar Germany and Leninist Russia lived in a much more attenuated landscape of media than ours, and their reward was that they could still believe, in good faith and without bombast, that art could morally influence the world. Today, the idea has largely been dismissed, as it must in a mass media society where art's principal social role is to be investment capital, or, in the simplest way, bullion. We still have political art, but we have no effective political art. An artist must be famous to be heard, but as he acquires fame, so his work accumulates 'value' and becomes, ipso-facto, harmless. As far as today's politics is concerned, most art aspires to the condition of Muzak. It provides the background hum for power.”

Tags : Art Artists Capitalism Consuemrism Creativity Entertainment Fame Politics Revolution
Author : Robert Hughes
Source : The Shock of the New

85. “It is hard to think of any work of art of which one can say 'this saved the life of one Jew, one Vietnamese, one Cambodian'. Specific books, perhaps; but as far as one can tell, no paintings or sculptures. The difference between us and the artists of the 1920's is that they they thought such a work of art could be made. Perhaps it was a certain naivete that made them think so. But it is certainly our loss that we cannot.”

Tags : Art Artists Creativity Entertainment Politics Revolution
Author : Robert Hughes
Source : The Shock of the New

86. “Kill Piracy; Save Creativity"!”

Tags : Bollywood Copyrights Entertainment Legal Piracy Pirates Thriller
Source : Pirates of Bollywood

87. “Create a Piracy Free World fora Creative Tomorrow”

Tags : Bollywood Copyrights Entertainment Legal Piracy Pirates Thriller
Source : Pirates of Bollywood

88. “I came, I saw, I copied, and I left”

Tags : Bollywood Copyrights Entertainment Legal Piracy Pirates Thriller
Source : Pirates of Bollywood

89. “I am a Pirate, A Pirate of Bollywood”

Tags : Bollywood Copyrights Entertainment Legal Piracy Pirates Thriller
Source : Pirates of Bollywood

90. “I am Not a Pirate, I merely watch movies and delete them. Never store them on my computer.”

Tags : Bollywood Copyrights Entertainment Legal Piracy Pirates Thriller
Source : Pirates of Bollywood

91. “Copyright Promotes Creativity by Proscribing the Right to Copy”

Tags : Bollywood Copyrights Entertainment Legal Piracy Pirates Thriller
Source : Pirates of Bollywood

92. “Pirates of Bollywood, or Bollywood of Pirates? - Tough to say.”

Tags : Bollywood Copyrights Entertainment Legal Piracy Pirates Thriller
Source : Pirates of Bollywood

93. “There is a Pirate in each of us"!”

Tags : Bollywood Copyrights Entertainment Legal Piracy Pirates Thriller
Source : Pirates of Bollywood

94. “Piracy begins where creativity ends".”

Tags : Bollywood Copyrights Entertainment Legal Piracy Pirates Thriller
Source : Pirates of Bollywood

95. “Thinking minds doesn't get bored.”

Tags : Bore Bored Boredom Entertainment Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Love Mind Mind Power Minds Motivation Motivational Motivational Quotes Think Thinking Thinking Mind Thinking Minds Thoughts
Author : Amit Kalantri

96. “We didn't come to the world just to entertain, we came to play remarkable roles, and our reward is to see you doing more than us.”

Tags : Achievement Art Arts Attainment Change Deeds Extra Miles Fulfilment Good Seed Little Things More Role Roles Trying Trying Hard Wake Up Work World

97. “You don’t need to travel far to make people happy. When you make people nearer to you happy, people farther away from you will surely come. Keep doing it!”

Tags : Cheer Cheerful Entertain Entertainment Feel Happy Food For Thought Happiness Happy Happy People I Am Happy Impact Influence Israelmore Ayivor Make People Happy Tolerance
Source : Daily Drive 365

98. “People say that a time machine can’t be invented, but they’ve already invented a device that can stop time, cameras are the world’s first time machines.”

Tags : Camera Darkroom Digital Disposable Entertainment Family Free Friend Grief Home Video Joy Knowledge Kodak Loss Love Memories Nikon Nostalgia Photography Photos Science Power Snapshot Super 8 Time Time Machine Time Travel World
Source : Smog City

99. “I read not for entertainment but to feel what the writer has felt while writing even though if it was fiction.”

Tags : Admiration Appreciation Entertainment Feel Feelings Felt Fiction Love Writer Writing
Author : Pushpa Rana
Source : Just the Way I Feel

100. “It could be argued that there is an element of entertainment in every pie, as every pie is inherently a surprise by virtue of its crust.”

Tags : Entertainment Pastry Pie
Source : Pie: A Global History

101. “At the behest of the criterion of authenticity, much that was once thought to make up the very fabric of culture has come to seem of little account, mere fantasy or ritual, or downright falsification. Conversely, much that culture traditionally condemned and sought to exclude is accorded a considerable moral authority by reason of the authenticity claimed for it, for example, disorder, violence, unreason.”

Tags : Art Authenticity Criticism Entertainment Genuine Sincerely Social Convention Social Norms Sociology
Source : Sincerity and Authenticity

102. “If your dream is all about winning an ‪#oscar‬, a ‪‎grammy‬, an ‪#emmy‬, or another award, give up and quit now!Why dream for accolades, awards, recognition or celebrity status?Dream to learn, achieve, grow, sustain and succeed.You will be a happier person in life over trying to define your success or your dream by what others think of you.”

Tags : Awards Celebrity Dream Emmys Entertainment Grammies Oscars
Author : Loren Weisman

103. “Artists of today can be inspired by the past, but they have to apply present methods if they want a future in music.”

Tags : Artists Business Quotes Careers In Art Entertainment Inspirational Motivational Quotes Music Business Music Industry
Author : Loren Weisman

104. “...but sometimes mindless entertainment was a release of its own. Most important, mindless entertainment didn’t come with complications.”

Tags : Entertainment Life Philosophy Relax Yourself Release
Author : Larissa Ione
Source : Chained by Night

105. “God is looking for gifted people to send to the world of entertainment, to reveal himself there.”

Tags : Entertainment Gifted People Looking Reveal Send

106. “In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of entertainment. ”

Tags : City Country Entertainment Funeral Traffic
Author : George Ade

107. “Audiences see personalities on shows interacting with wild animals as if they were not dangerous or, at the other extreme, provoking them to give viewers an adrenaline rush. Mostly, the animals just want to be left alone, so it’s not surprising that these entertainers are seriously hurt or even killed on rare occasions. On one level, it’s that very possibility the shows are selling.”

Tags : Animals Entertainment Television Tv Wildlife
Author : Chris Palmer
Source : Shooting in the Wild: An Insider's Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom

108. “A healthy man watched what he ate. An intelligent man watched what he watched.”

Tags : Diet Entertainment Food Intellect Intellectuals Television Tv

109. “The last generations's worst fears become the next one's B-grade entertainment.”

Tags : Entertainment Fears Generations
Source : Flight Behavior

110. “I Love LA, It has Beautiful Weather, Beautiful Women and Beautiful Weed; the three W's you need.”

Tags : Books Dispensary Entertainment Hollywood La Los Angeles Slicktor Victor Slicktorvictor The Best Four Year Vacation Ever Weed

111. “From a genuine performers heart comes passion, to get there, he must first love his audience above himself.”

Tags : Entertainment Illusionists Magic Magician Passion Scottbray Scottwolf

112. “Entertainment in its broadest sense- popular ballads, vaudeville, films, sculptures, plays, paintings, pornography, pulp novels-- has not only been a primary mode of expression of LGBT identity, but one of the most effective means of social change. Ironically, the enormous political power of these forms was often understood by the people who wanted to ban them, not by the people who were simply enjoying them.”

Tags : Entertainment Lgbt Lgbtq Representation
Source : A Queer History of the United States

113. “Most of the movies are working like, 'Information, cut, information, cut, information, cut' and for them the information is just the story. For me, a lot of things [are] information - I try to involve, to the movie, the time, the space, and a lot of other things - which is a part of our life but not connecting directly to the story-telling. And I'm working on the same way - 'information, cut, information, cut,' but for me the information is not only the story.”

Tags : Camera Cinema Cinematography Entertainment Film Theory Filmmaking Inspirational Movies Philosophy Plot Story The Arts
Author : Béla Tarr

114. “There is nothing wrong with entertainment. As some psychiatrist once put it, we all build castles in the air. The problems come when we try to live in them. The communications media of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with telegraphy and photography at their center, called the peek-a-boo world into existence, but we did not come to live there until television. Television gave the epistemological biases of the telegraph and the photograph their most potent expression, raising the interplay of image and instancy to an exquisite and dangerous perfection. And it brought them into the home. We are by now well into a second generation of children for whom television has been their first and most accessible teacher and, for many, their most reliable companion and friend. To put it plainly, television is the command center of the new epistemology. There is no audience so young that it is barred from television. There is no poverty so abject that it must forgo television. There is no education so exalted that it is not modified by television. And most important of all, there is no subject of public interest—politics, news, education, religion, science, sports—that does not find its way to television. Which means that all public understanding of these subjects is shaped by the biases of television.”

Tags : Education Entertainment Epistemology Ideology Public Discourse Television
Author : Neil Postman
Source : Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

115. “The conversation had been so lacking in quality that it actually made Toddlers and Tiaras look like good entertainment by comparison.”

Tags : Entertainment Geek Humor Humor Toddlers And Tiaras Tongue In Cheek
Author : Sorin Suciu
Source : The Scriptlings

116. “In America, applause is won only by physical exertion.”

Tags : Appreciation Arts Entertainment Sports
Source : The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

117. “When the business people get done with the arts, all that’s left will be entertainment.”

Tags : Arts Business Entertainment

118. “We need conscious entertainment that engage and influence its consumer to rational thinking.”

Tags : Arts Engage Entertainment Influence Music Rational Thinking

119. “There is a jarring disconnect between what I want my real-life intelligence officers to be doing versus what I want my fake TV intelligence officers to be doing.”

Tags : 24 Entertainment Torture
Author : Sarah Vowell

120. “The desire to “do more in less time” is not a neutral force in our culture; it is the handmaiden of miserable experts, specialists, and leaders. Not everyone has rushed to become efficient. Something else exists on the periphery: an inefficient utopia, a culture of consensus, collectives, and do-it-yourself ethics. A place where time is not bought, sold, or leased and no clock is the final arbiter of our worth. For many people in North America, the problem is not just poverty but lack of time to do the things that are actually meaningful. This is not a symptom of personal failures but the consequence of a time-obsessed society. Today, desire for efficiency springs from the scarcity model, which is the foundation of capitalism. Time is seen as a limited resource when we get caught up in meaningless jobs, mass-produced entertainment, and – the common complaint of activists – tedious meanings.”

Tags : Anarchism Anarchy Capitalism Collective Consensus Crimethinc Efficiency Entertainment Time

121. “The old Televisions had an off switch.”

Tags : Entertainment Humor Irony Television Tv

122. “Of course, in television's presentation of the "news of the day," we may see the Now...this" mode of discourse in it's boldest and most embarrassing form. For there, we are presented not only with fragmented news but news without context, without consequences, without value, and therefore without essential seriousness; that is to say, news as pure entertainment.”

Tags : Context Discourse Embarrassing Entertainment Fragment News News Of The Day Presentation Technology Television
Author : Neil Postman
Source : Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

123. “Millie? Does the White Clown love you?”

Tags : Entertainment Television
Author : Ray Bradbury
Source : Fahrenheit 451

124. “By eroding their sense of shame we've made immorality normal, not only in the world but also in the forbidden squadron. ...their new Christian friends recommended some of the movies Fletcher had been wondering if he should now avoid. I was delighted one of them said, "This is a great movie--only one sex scene, and the f-word's only used a few times." 'Titanic' is one of my favorites. How many Christian young people have watched it in their own homes? Think of it, Squaltaint. Suppose someone in the youth group said to the boys, 'There's an attractive girl down the street. Let's get together and go look through her window and watch her undress and lay back on a couch and pose naked from the waist up. Then this girl and her boyfriend will get in a car and have sex--let's get as close as we can and listen to them and watch the windows steam up.' The strategy would never work. They'd know immediately it was wrong. But you can get them to do exactly the same thing by using a television instead of a window. That's all is takes! Think of it, Squaltaint. Every day Christians across the country, including many squadron leaders, watch women and men undress and commit acts of fornication and adultery the Enemy calls an abomination.We've made them a bunch of voyeurs! Churches full of peeping toms.”

Tags : Christianity Entertainment Faith Movies Sex Television Truth
Author : Randy Alcorn
Source : Lord Foulgrin's Letters

125. “It is better to read one intellectually challenging book every 12 months … than to read 12 entertaining books every month.”

Tags : Books Entertainment Independent Thinking Intellect Reading

126. “Never entertain anger. Great people do not become angry over unnecessary issues.”

Tags : Anger Angry Entertain Entertainment Food For Thought Great Great People Israelmore Ayivor Issues People Unnecessary
Source : Shaping the dream

127. “Don't entertain fear; it does not entertain you either; it only scares you!”

Tags : Afraid Entertain Entertainment Fear Fearful Food For Thought Israelmore Ayivor Scare Scaring Terrified Terrify
Source : Shaping the dream

128. “...we have entertained ourselves with the pornography of violence and inflamed passions that might otherwise have slumbered...”

Tags : Entertainment Passions Pornography Slumbered Violence Wise Words
Author : John Geddes
Source : A Familiar Rain

129. “I prefer truth-based entertaining idealism.”

Tags : Entertainment Idealism Truth
Author : Toba Beta
Source : Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

130. “In our modern world, this elemental quality of storytelling is denied. We live today in a world in which everything has its place and function and nothing is left out of place. Storytelling is thus at a discount and like everything else in a world ruled by the laws of exchange value, literature is required to submit itself to the requirements of the market and must learn, like any other commodity, to adapt and serve needs that lie outside of itself and its concrete value. It is forced to stand not for itself but for an ideological cause of one sort or another, whether it be political, social or literary. It cannot exist for itself: like everything else it has to be justified. And for this very reason the power of storytelling is automatically devalued. Literature is reduced to the status of complimentary utilitarian functions: as a pastime to provide distraction and entertainment, or as a heightened activity that would claim to explore 'great truths' about the human condition.”

Tags : Art Commodity Entertainment Literature Stories Surrealism Writers Writing
Source : Dedalus Book of Surrealism 2: The Myth of the World

131. “As a general man I tried watching movies, playing sports, going to picnics and other entertainments but I still got bored, then I tried heroism and now I am hero, and I never get bored.”

Tags : Entertainment Hero Heroes Heroism Hobbies Hobby Inspiration Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Motivation Motivational Motivational Quotes Work
Author : Amit Kalantri

132. “And I was a Child again, watching the bright World. But the Spell broke when at this Juncture some Gallants jumped from the Pitt onto the Stage and behaved as so many Merry-Andrews among the Actors, which reduced all to Confusion. I laugh'd with them also, for I like to make Merry among the Fallen and there is pleasure to be had in the Observation of the Deformity of Things. Thus when the Play resumed after the Disturbance, it was only to excite my Ridicule with its painted Fictions, wicked Hypocrisies and villainous Customs, all depicted with a little pert Jingle of Words and a rambling kind of Mirth to make the Insipidnesse and Sterility pass. There was no pleasure in seeing it, and nothing to burden the Memory after: like a voluntarie before a Lesson it was absolutely forgotten, nothing to be remembered or repeated.”

Tags : Audience Audiences Crowds Entertainment Play Plays
Author : Peter Ackroyd
Source : Hawksmoor

133. “Deanna Durbin's movies are about innocence and sweetness. They're from a different time and a different place. Outside the movie house, there was Depression, poverty, war, death, and loss. Audiences then were willing to pretend, to enter into a game of escape. No one really thought that the world was like a Deanna Durbin movie, they just wanted to pretend it was for about an hour and a half.”

Tags : Classic Film Deanna Durbin Entertainment Escape
Source : The Star Machine

134. “God gives us a glimpse of what heaven will be like for the believer. It will have the characteristics of a happy home, a holy city, a glorious garden, and a beautiful bride. This staggers the imagination!”

Tags : Billy Graham Entertainment Fun Imagination
Author : Billy Graham
Source : Billy Graham in Quotes

135. “Our schedules are so hectic we can’t get everything done, or else we are bored and restless, constantly looking for something to amuse us. We are the most frantic generation in history—and also the most entertained. The Bible tells us that both extremes are wrong.”

Tags : Billy Graham Entertainment Fun Imagination
Author : Billy Graham
Source : Billy Graham in Quotes

136. “Our imaginations are so stilted. The very thought of being like Jesus is breathtaking.”

Tags : Billy Graham Entertainment Fun Imagination
Author : Billy Graham
Source : Billy Graham in Quotes

137. “Never has there been a time when men tried so desperately to have fun as they do today.”

Tags : Billy Graham Entertainment Fun Imagination
Author : Billy Graham
Source : Billy Graham in Quotes

138. “We have arrived at the point where we are flippant about God. We tell jokes about Him. God’s name is used so often in profanity in the entertainment world that sometimes it is embarrassing to watch television.”

Tags : Billy Graham Entertainment Fun Imagination
Author : Billy Graham
Source : Billy Graham in Quotes

139. “All transgressions begin with sinful thinking . . . guard against the pictures of lewdness and sensuality that Satan flashes upon the screen of your imagination, select with care the books you read, choose discerningly the kind of entertainment youattend, the kind of associates with whom you mingle, and the kind of environment in which you place yourself.”

Tags : Billy Graham Entertainment Fun Imagination
Author : Billy Graham
Source : Billy Graham in Quotes

140. “Jesus invited us not to a picnic, but to a pilgrimage; not to a frolic, but to a fight. He offered us not an excursion, but an execution.”

Tags : Billy Graham Entertainment Fun Imagination
Author : Billy Graham
Source : Billy Graham in Quotes

141. “God is concerned with our imaginations, for they in a large measure determine what kind of persons we are to be.”

Tags : Billy Graham Entertainment Fun Imagination
Author : Billy Graham
Source : Billy Graham in Quotes

142. “In fiction: we find the predictable boring. In real life: we find the unpredictable terrifying.”

Tags : Entertainment Fear Fiction Phobia Predictability Reality Unpredictability Unpredictability Of Life

143. “It is the lot of mankind to feel not only insecure but also bored. To combat that experience, people long to be passively entertained, which requires less effort than assuming responsibility for self-improvement.”

Tags : Boredom Boredom And Attitude Entertainment Responsibility Self Improvement
Author : Thomas Szasz
Source : Cruel Compassion: Psychiatric Control of Society's Unwanted

144. “Borkin: Ladies and gentlemen, why are you so glum? Sitting there like a jury after it's been sworn in! ... Let's think up something. What would you like? Forfeits, tug of war, catch, dancing, fireworks?”

Tags : Boredom Entertainment Fireworks
Author : Anton Chekhov
Source : Ivanov

145. “Sex is not merely an entertainment; it is a courtesy and affability.”

Tags : Affability Courtesy Entertainment Merely Sex

146. “If you can't bring yourself to applaud because the performance was lousy, then applaud because it's over. They tried.”

Tags : Boyer Caring Entertainment Inspirational Quotes Mark Boyer Performance Truth
Author : Mark W. Boyer

147. “Life entertains humble men by giving men with below average looks (intellect, knowledge, etc.) an above average self-esteem.”

Tags : Arrogance Arrogant Entertainment Humble Intellect Knowledge Life Looks Self Esteem

148. “... And I wondered if we had disappointed God so much, that he wrote us off as pets, just alive to entertain.”

Tags : Disappointment Entertainment Existence Futile God Irony Pets Sarcasm Self Doubt Spirituality
Source : Write like no one is reading

149. “A novel is a writer's rant disguised as entertainment...”

Tags : Author Entertainment Novel Rant Writing
Author : James Minter

150. “Amusement and annoyance are, perhaps, both forms of denial.”

Tags : Curiosity Emotion Entertainment Openness
Author : Paul C. Nagel
Source : John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, a Private Life

151. “A man may follow vanity as truly in the counting-house as in the theatre. If he be spending his life in amassing wealth, he passes his days in a vain show.”

Tags : Anxiety Entertainment Materialism Worry
Source : Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

152. “Everyone now agrees that a physics lacking all connection with mathematics ... would only be an historical amusement, fitter for entertaining the idle than for occupying the mind of a philosopher.”

Tags : Amusement Connection Entertainment History Math Mathematics Philosopher Physics Science

153. “To some people, employment is a distraction. To all entertainers, distraction is employment.”

Tags : Distraction Employment Entertainers Entertainment

154. “Entertainment is business: the business of fucking art in the face.”

Tags : Art Business Entertainment Humor
Author : Eugene Mirman
Source : The Will to Whatevs: A Guide to Modern Life

155. “As a novelist it is my job to tell stories that inspire and entertain but I am increasingly mindful that many of these historical tales (which of themselves are fascinating) relate directly to our issues in society today.”

Tags : Author Entertainment History Issues Novelist Present Society Stories Writer
Author : Sara Sheridan

156. “Robert Kennedy was inspired to take on organized crime by watching the landmark movie On the Waterfront.”

Tags : Calling Culture Entertainment Job Media Vocation
Author : David Talbot
Source : Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years

157. “For how many generations now had his people been turning their backs on things? How long had they sat in their living rooms and watched other people die?”

Tags : Entertainment Game Shows Media Reality Television War
Source : The Sky Inside

158. “In 1994, the average person spent $79 on books as compared to $56 on recorded music.”

Tags : Books Entertainment Media

159. “What is in mind is a sort of Chautauqua...that’s the only name I can think of for it...like the traveling tent-show Chautauquas that used to move across America, this America, the one that we are now in, an old-time series of popular talks intended to edify and entertain, improve the mind and bring culture and enlightenment to the ears and thoughts of the hearer. The Chautauquas were pushed aside by faster-paced radio, movies and TV, and it seems to me the change was not entirely an improvement. Perhaps because of these changes the stream of national consciousness moves faster now, and is broader, but it seems to run less deep. The old channels cannot contain it and in its search for new ones there seems to be growing havoc and destruction along its banks. In this Chautauqua I would like not to cut any new channels of consciousness but simply dig deeper into old ones that have become silted in with the debris of thoughts grown stale and platitudes too often repeated.”

Tags : America American History Awareness Chautauqua Consciousness Enlightenment Entertainment Media Philosophy
Source : Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

160. “They want to see their expectation... Entertainment has nothing to do reality. Entertainment is antithetical to reality.”

Tags : Entertainment Lies Media
Source : Jurassic Park

161. “Books are like horcruxes--without all the evil--because a piece of the author goes into each one.”

Tags : Books Entertainment Publishing Writing Writing Life

162. “I do feel that literature should be demystified. What I object to is what is happening in our era: literature is only something you get at school as an assignment. No one reads for fun, or to be subversive or to get turned on to something. It's just like doing math at school. I mean, how often do we sit down and do trigonometry for fun, to relax. I've thought about this, the domination of the literary arts by theory over the past 25 years -- which I detest -- and it's as if you have to be a critic to mediate between the author and the reader and that's utter crap. Literature can be great in all ways, but it's just entertainment like rock'n'roll or a film. It is entertainment. If it doesn't capture you on that level, as entertainment, movement of plot, then it doesn't work. Nothing else will come out of it. The beauty of the language, the characterisation, the structure, all that's irrelevant if you're not getting the reader on that level -- moving a story. If that's friendly to readers, I cop to it.”

Tags : Creative Process Enjoyment Entertainment Literature Writing
Author : T.C. Boyle

163. “There should be more to writing than entertaining an already-brain-dead society and making money. If not,then you miss the point of writing.”

Tags : Authors Entertainment Writing
Author : Carol Morgan

164. “I haven't been to a movie for three months of Sundays. I gather from what Carolyn reports that Hollywood now produces false entertainment: unmitigated violence on the screen; snickering, laughter in the audience.”

Tags : Attitude Entertainment Films Hollywood Hollywood Culture Movies Violence
Author : John Cage
Source : M: Writings '67-'72

165. “Fame is simply an imbalance between inbound and outbound attention.”

Tags : Communication Entertainment Popculture
Author : Clay Shirky
Source : Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations

166. “Oooh, dinner and a show! How come you never take us to dinner and a show?"He smiled at Roxy. "I would spend the entire evening fending off the hordes of your admirers."She fanned herself and grinned back at him. "You gotta love all that suave debonairness!”

Tags : Christian Comedy Debonair Entertainment Suave
Source : Sex and the Single Vampire

167. “So many people have the TV or radio constantly turned on "for company," or spend their time reading trashy novels, aimlessly surfing the Net, and so on. Then suddenly one day you are old or sick and you realize you have done nothing with your life. All your thoughts are other people's thoughts and you have no idea who you really are or what the purpose of your life might be.”

Tags : Entertainment Ideas Purpose Of Life Radio Thoughts Tv
Source : Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui

168. “But an inferior talent can only be graceful when it's carrying inferior ideas. And the more narrowly you can look at a thing the more entertaining you can be about it.”

Tags : Entertainment Humor Narrowness Perspective
Source : The Beautiful and Damned

169. “This is a perfect example of how entirely out of hand the women in this country have gotten. You act like men aren't anything more than extraneous amusements, little toys to keep you entertained.”

Tags : Amusements Entertainment Men Toys Women
Source : Fancy Pants

170. “Prestidigitation? You've got to be joking. No one says that.”

Tags : Entertainment Humorous Quotes Magic Scifi
Author : Les Lynam
Source : ...Before You Leap

171. “Performing magic in the live show thrills me. Just get me a deck of cards and some attentive audience, and I have made my day and theirs too”

Tags : 52 Audience Card Tricks Casino Friend Magic Magic Prop Magic Wand Magician Blog Magicians Mentalist Misdirection Mutual Friends Parties Professional Magician Quotes On Card Magic
Author : Amit Kalantri
Source : Wealth of Words

172. “What they (Americans) do, they want to be in a hurry.”

Tags : Americans Entertainment Impatience

173. “On the rare occasions on which a movie was shown, there was as much suspense in the audience over whether the electricity would hold out to the end of the film as there was in the film itself.”

Tags : Adaptation Entertainment Technology
Source : The Path to Power

174. “I guess sometimes the truth just isn't worth believing... Personally, I've always felt that life's too short for truth. I'm just here to be entertained.”

Tags : Belief Death Entertainment Life Truth Truthfulness
Author : J. Ross Clara
Source : Citations: A Brief Anthology

175. “To buy women things, some men entertain. To entertain women, some men buy things.”

Tags : Dating Entertainment Materialism Men Women

176. “Vergnügen ist Mangelware, aber an Schmerz ist heute überall ranzukommen.”

Tags : Entertainment Pain
Author : J.M. Coetzee
Source : In the Heart of the Country

177. “Is there a notion of hope (and of our responsibility to the future) that could be shared by believers and nonbelievers? What can it be based on now? Does an idea of the end, one that does not imply disinterest in the future but rather a constant examination of the errors of the past, have a critical function?If not, it would be perfectly all right to accept the approach of the end, even without thinking about it, sitting in front of our TV screens (in the shelter of our electronic fortifications), waiting for someone to entertain us while meantime things go however they go. And to hell with what will come.”

Tags : Atheism End Of The World End Of Time Entertainment Future History Hope Life Past Religion Responsibility
Author : Umberto Eco
Source : Belief or Nonbelief?

178. “Movies, vaudeville, burlesque, the local stock companies—all survived together. Then radio came in. For the first time people didn’t have to leave their homes to be entertained.”

Tags : Entertainment Radio
Source : The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels, and the History of American Comedy

179. “One English nobleman and statesman read and reread a particular work of literature because it was "the only book which allowed him to forget politics.”

Tags : Entertainment Perspective
Source : The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914

180. “A party, isn't party without an a entertainment!”

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Author : Deyth Banger

181. “On solemn festivals, Julian, who felt and professed an unfashionable dislike to these frivolous amusements, condescended to appear in the Circus; and, after bestowing a careless glance on five or six of the races, he hastily withdrew with the impatience of a philosopher, who considered every moment as lost that was not devoted to the advantage of the public or the improvement of his own mind.”

Tags : Entertainment Leasure Philosophy
Author : Edward Gibbon
Source : The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume II

182. “He left not knowing where he was going, he got there not knowing where he was, and he came back not knowing where he had been. But history books will point out Columbus as the person who made the Americas available for exploitation. I guess I can make the same kind of ridiculous claim.”

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183. “Let your fuel be Education rather than Entertainment.”

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Author : Dhaval Gajera

184. “My good friend the Governor said I could settle down at Port Stanley and take things quietly for a few weeks. The street of that port is about a mile and a half long. It has the slaughterhouse at one end and the graveyard at the other. The chief distraction is to walk from the slaughterhouse to the graveyard. For a change one may walk from the graveyard to the slaughterhouse.”

Tags : Entertainment Falkland Islands Port Stanley Travel

185. “I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man. I was lying to the press.”

Tags : Entertainment Media Sports
Author : Roger Kahn
Source : Good Enough to Dream

186. “Truth is for life; lies are for entertainment.”

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Author : M Chapman

187. “If there’s one good thing to be said about opera, it’s that it makes a man appreciate all other forms of entertainment so much more.”

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Author : Mark Lawrence
Source : Prince of Fools

188. “It is in your interest', said the dancer Pylades to Augustus, 'that the people should devote their spare time to us entertainers - if they do so, they will not bother about subversive politics.”

Tags : Entertainment
Author : Michael Grant

189. “It is pretty clear from Facebook we can enjoy entertaining each other as much as we enjoy surfing the experts' expressions.”

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Author : Joe Lambert

190. “Baseball is too much of a sport to be called a business, and too much of a business to be called a sport.”

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191. “Even in crisis, people need entertainment.”

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Author : Kenneth Eade
Source : Terror on Wall Street, a Financial Metafiction Novel

192. “Murder was a fascination as always.”

Tags : Culture Distraction Entertainment Mortality Violence
Author : Erik Larson
Source : Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

193. “Some printed pages are medical plasters to extract pain, others are tourists' tickets out of boredom or loneliness to exhilarating adventures, still others are diplomas for promotion and drilling ideas into a quick-step.”

Tags : Education Entertainment Reading
Source : When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II

194. “Money amplifies what type of person you are in the world.”

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195. “There are no distinctions at all any more, as far as entertainments are concerned, it's big and beautiful everywhere where we are. It would be a great help to us, if we could be everywhere at the same time. And here it is already, your entertainment!”

Tags : Entertainment
Source : Greed

196. “We live in a very entertaining world, but the sad fact is that so much of that entertainment is fruitless and empty. Only building nothing but failure and sadness.”

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Author : Auliq Ice

197. “The Romans were a strong power before Virgil, but the Greeks had captured their imaginations. While Rome conquered physical Greece, Greek mythology had enveloped Rome. The Empire coul be confident in itself until a Roman poet matched Homer and harmonized Greek civilization with Roman ideals”

Tags : Culture Entertainment Imagination
Source : The Great Books Reader: Excerpts and Essays on the Most Influential Books in Western Civilization

198. “What ever doesnt kill you makes you stranger”

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199. “Laughter and Enjoyment is the Key to Entertainment.”

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200. “Movies lost their appeal when people realized their real lives were more interesting.”

Tags : Curiosity Engagement Entertainment Friendship