A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
I don’t enjoy getting knocked about on a football field for other people’s amusement. I enjoy it if I’m being paid a lot for it.
To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement.
Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.
Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement.
To me, watching a movie is like going to an amusement park. My worst fear is making a film that people don’t think is a good ride.
My idea of an amusement park story is getting adventurers to go tour environmental disaster areas. After all, if the entire Great Barrier Reef gets killed, which seems like an extremely lively possibility, what are you going to do with all that rotting limestone?
We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience.
I’m too short to host a late-night talk show. It’s like the bar at an amusement-park ride. You have to be six foot two or over.
Since the printing press came into being, poetry has ceased to be the delight of the whole community of man; it has become the amusement and delight of the few.
I would rather write for the instruction, or even the amusement of the poor than for the amusement of the rich.
While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
We grew out of the superhero comics, but we still liked comics, so we started putting our own experiences in the stories we were doing for our own amusement.
Films have degenerated to their original operation as carnival amusement – they offer not drama but thrills.
One of the men attached to the prison was the occasion of great amusement on the part of the prisoners, as well as the spectators, by taking a large lump of ice to show these strangers from the tropics.
Looking at yourself through the media is like looking at one of those rippled mirrors in an amusement park.
The sportsman knows that a sport is a recreation, a game, an amusement and a pastime, but his eyes are fixed on a higher goal, on the most important thing in his life, which is his education or his vocation.
Painting is not for me either decorative amusement, or the plastic invention of felt reality; it must be every time: invention, discovery, revelation.
This is real human drama, we’re not creating some amusement park ride for the summer. Even though the movie is really exciting to watch, it’s got a real pathos behind it.
Romance, like the rabbit at the dog track, is the elusive, fake, and never attained reward which, for the benefit and amusement of our masters, keeps us running and thinking in safe circles.
Art is creative for the sake of realization, not for amusement… for transfiguration, not for the sake of play.
Death seems to provide the minds of the Anglo-Saxon race with a greater fund of amusement than any other single subject.
I was staying with my sister and messing around with the guitar every day for my own amusement. Then she took me around and introduced me to Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Little Walter, and the first time I saw that onstage, it inspired me to play. I thought that was the world.
I’m very good with technology, I always have been, and with machines in general. They seem not threatening like other people find them, but a source of fun and amusement.