Quotes of Entertainment

“ And the weak soul, within itself unbless'd, Leans for all pleasure on another's breast. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ The play was a great success, but the audience was a disaster. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ I play in the low eighties. If it's any hotter than that, I won't play. ”

- Joe E. Lewis

“ Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations. ”

- Jane Austen

“ When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery. ”

- Maxim Gorky

“ At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year. ”

- Thomas Tusser

“ The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident. ”

- Charles Lamb

“ I'm tired of love; I'm still more tired of rhyme; but money gives me pleasure all the time. ”

- Hilaire Belloc

“ Oh, how cruelly sweet are the echoes that start when memory plays an old tune on the heart! ”

- Eliza Cook

“ No profit grows where is no pleasure ta'en; In brief, sir, study what you most affect. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression. ”

- Dr. Haim Ginott

“ Variety's the source of joy below,From whence still fresh-revolving pleasures flow,In books and love the mind one end pursues,And only change the expiring flames renews. ”

- John Gay

“ It's always a pleasure to talk about someone else's work. ”

- Chuck Close

“ No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor is any pleasure so lasting. ”

- Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

“ Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself. ”

- Charles Baudelaire

“ To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the music the words make. ”

- Truman Capote

“ It's been very important throughout my career that I've met all the guys I've copied, because at each stage they've said, "Don't play like me, play like you.". ”

- Eric Clapton

“ A wise man struggling with adversity is said by some heathen writer to be a spectacle on which the gods might look down with pleasure. ”

- Sydney Smith

“ Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word "satiety.". ”

- Francis Quarles

“ 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

“ There is a pleasure sure In being mad which none but madmen know. ”

- John Dryden

“ The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too. ”

- Samuel Butler

“ When our old Pleasures die,Some new One still is nigh;Oh! fair Variety! ”

- Nicholas Rowe

“ The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch, the lower your class. ”

- Paul Fussell

“ There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge. ”

- Bertrand Russell

“ The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction. - Michael Faraday. ”

- Michael Faraday

“ Don't play for safety — it's the most dangerous thing in the world. ”

- Sir Hugh Walpole

“ In a good play every speech should be as fully flavored as a nut or apple. ”

- J. M. Synge

“ Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, and to work, and to play, and to look up at the stars and sun. ”

- Henry Van Dyke

“ Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words. ”

- Plautus
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