Quotes of Divert

“ The mind ought sometimes to be diverted, that it may return the better to thinking. ”

- Phaedrus

“ Must not I then entertain the saints because I must keep my conscience. ”

- Anne Hutchinson

“ The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly. ”

- Stendhal

“ You make 'em, I amuse 'em. ”

- Dr. Seuss

“ You make 'em, I amuse 'em. ”

- Dr. Seuss a.k.a. Theodore Giesel

“ My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain. ”

- Helmut Newton

“ No man has a right to do what he pleases, except when he pleases to do right. ”

- Charles Simmons

“ Don't try to talk anyone out of concentrating his hatred on Ayn Rand or any other dead person. It can't harm the dead. Diverted to a living person, it might actually do harm. ”

- John McCarthy

“ Writing novels preserves you in a state of innocence — a lot passes you by — simply because your attention is otherwise diverted. ”

- Anita Brookner

“ While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till grief be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ Our trouble is that we drink too much tea. I see in this the slow revenge of the Orient, which has diverted the Yellow River down our throats. ”

- J. B. Priestley

“ No longer diverted by other emotions, I work the way a cow grazes. ”

- Käthe Kollwitz

“ Melancholy, indeed, should be diverted by every means but drinking. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ Do not let spacious plans for a new world divert your energies from saving what is left of the old. ”

- Winston Churchill

“ Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ So never try to manage time. It will beat you at every turn. Never try to plan your days and nights minute by minute. Do schedule your time, but never schedule 100 percent of it. You'll kill your creative impulse if you do. Never try to organize every minute of your time weeks in advance, or you'll be bored to death… ”

- Nicolas Hayek

“ The pretty fellows you speak of, I own entertain me sometimes, but is it impossible to be diverted with what one despises? I can laugh at a puppet show, at the same time I know there is nothing in it worth my attention or regard. ”

- Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

“ He that loves a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter. By study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently divert and pleasantly entertain himself, as in all weathers, as in all fortunes. ”

- Arthur Helps

“ The mind is refrigerated by interruption; the thoughts are diverted from the principle subject; the reader is weary, he suspects not why; and at last throws away the book, which he has too diligently studied. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ The man whose whole activity is diverted to inner meditation becomes insensible to all his surroundings. If he loves, it is not to give himself, to blend in fecund union with another being, but to meditate on his love. His passions are mere appearances, being sterile… ”

- Emile Durkheim

“ The great attraction of fashion is that it diverted attention from the insoluble problems of beauty and provided an easy way — which money could buy… to a simply stated, easily reproduced ideal of beauty, however temporary that ideal. ”

- Theodore Zeldin

“ It is impossible to read the daily press without being diverted from reality. You are full of enthusiasm for the eternal verities — life is worth living, and then out of sinful curiosity you open a newspaper. You are disillusioned and wrecked. ”

- Patrick Kavanagh

“ I have always thought that one man of tolerable abilities may work great changes and accomplish great affairs among mankind if he first forms a good plan, and cutting off all amusements or other employments that would divert his attention, make the execution of that same plan his sole study and business. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ A dramatic experience concerned with the mundane may inform but it cannot release; and one concerned essentially with the aesthetic politics of its creators may divert or anger, but it cannot enlighten. ”

- David Mamet
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