100 Entertainment Quotes And Sayings

Some people just want to be entertained. Whether it’s our favorite TV show, movie, book, or music, there are some people who can’t get enough of them. To these people, the only thing better than entertainment is the quality of entertainment. Watching good movies and reading great books are some of our favorite pastimes Read more

But for other people, the best entertainment comes from the people around us. Now you can share your own thoughts on great entertainment with these great quotes about entertainment.

You are my life now.
You are my life now. Stephenie Meyer
My shoulder will never be the same. I expect you...
My shoulder will never be the same. I expect you to nurse me back to health. Cassandra Clare
Entertainment is temporary happiness, but the real happiness is permanent...
Entertainment is temporary happiness, but the real happiness is permanent entertainment. Amit Kalantri
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. Unknown
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. . Suzy Kassem
Don't be cool. Like everything.
Don't be cool. Like everything. Shaky Kane
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. Judith Martin
Stories exist to entertain and inspire us. They’re merely veils...
Stories exist to entertain and inspire us. They’re merely veils of hope for when we see the ugliness of the world. Felix Alexander
Loneliness tortures many if not most of the elderly more...
Loneliness tortures many if not most of the elderly more intensely and more frequently than it torments many if not most of us who will never be or have not yet been pushed or pulled into old age. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Boredom is probably more frequent and more tormenting if you...
Boredom is probably more frequent and more tormenting if you do not have sight or hands. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Being bored is the price we pay for not being...
Being bored is the price we pay for not being insane. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
There is no such thing as a boring person when...
There is no such thing as a boring person when you are lonely or extremely bored. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Routine ruins the life, variety vitalise the life.
Routine ruins the life, variety vitalise the life. Amit Kalantri
[I]f a book is well written, I always find it...
[I]f a book is well written, I always find it too short. Jane Austen
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. . Michael Richardson
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. T.C. Boyle
[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. Alan Bennett
It is usually unbearably painful to read a book by...
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. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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. Michel De Montaigne
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something...
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained Walt Disney Company
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. Aaron Swartz
A happy childhood can fortify one against the ravages of...
A happy childhood can fortify one against the ravages of life, and part of that happiness is found in books, which become our constant companions for the rest of our lives. Suzy Davies
In Hollywood if you don't have a shrink, people think...
In Hollywood if you don't have a shrink, people think you're crazy. Johnny Carson
Liberace was certainly master and commander of the ivories ~...
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'. E.a. Bucchianeri
A sex worker deserves a billion times more respect, than...
A sex worker deserves a billion times more respect, than the mystical fraudsters of the society, such as astrologers, psychics and tarot card readers. Abhijit Naskar
In 1994, the average person spent $79 on books as...
In 1994, the average person spent $79 on books as compared to $56 on recorded music. Richard L. Brandt
His chief form of entertainment was reading. The last moments he was in a cabin were usually spent scanning bookshelves and nightstands. The life inside a book always felt welcoming to Knight. It pressed no demands on him, while the world of actual human interactions was so complex. Conversations between people can move like tennis games, swift and unpredictable. There are constant subtle visual and verbal cues, there's innuendo, sarcasm, body language, tone. Everyone occasionally fumbles an encounter, a victim of social clumsiness. It's part of being human. To Knight, it all felt impossible. His engagement with the written word might have been the closest he could come to genuine human encounters. The stretch of days between thieving raids allowed him to tumble into the pages, and if he felt transported he could float in bookworld, undisturbed, for as long as he pleased. Michael Finkel
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") . David J. Schow
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. Robert Hughes
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. Robert Hughes
A book is the only vehicle that can take you...
A book is the only vehicle that can take you around the world in one hour. Matshona Dhliwayo
Modern culture anesthetizes the mind while mainlining the soul with...
Modern culture anesthetizes the mind while mainlining the soul with emotional experiences that keep the worldling believing he is really living. Jim Berg
In a world full of lions and tigers entertaining the masses, have you ever seen a wolf performing in a circus? Akilnathan Logeswaran
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? Robert Hughes
Entertainment is business: the business of fucking art in the face. Eugene Mirman
Art helps you connect to the world, not escape from it. That is the difference between art and entertainment. James Rozoff
A heart favours love, a head favours work, a heart and head both favours hobby. Amit Kalantri
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. Anna Quindlen
Let our information and social technologies raise awareness and not propaganda, build connections and not passive-aggression. Criss Jami
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 fun Umberto Eco
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. Richie Norton
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. Criss Jami
I’m not who you think I am. I’m an actor. Just like all of you. I’m improvising, shooting from the hip. It’s all a lie. I’m a lie. You’re a lie. The lights–they don’t lie. But when they shine, they only tell half the story. Chris DiCroce
Every category has its snobs: music, books, movies. There are so many things a man is only pressured into liking or disliking. Criss Jami
We need conscious entertainment that engage and influence its consumer to rational thinking. Unarine Ramaru
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 Amit Kalantri
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! Katie MacAlister
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. Rebecca McNutt
Foolish minds will entertain you, but confuse minds will irritate you. Amit Kalantri
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. Criss Jami
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. Thich Nhat Hanh
I read not for entertainment but to feel what the writer has felt while writing even though if it was fiction. Pushpa Rana
Stories serve multiple purposes. At a basic level they are great entertainment, which is essential for living a happy and healthy life, but on a deeper level stories help us explore issues that are otherwise difficult to address. On one hand a good book helps us escape our troubles, and on the other hand it can help us face up to those troubles by bringing real issues to the fore, often in a more manageable way, since the problems are experienced vicariously through the eyes of another. Dean F. Wilson
I try not to speak to critics. It only encourages them.- Snagglepuss Mark Russell
The world is on fire, young man. As writers, it is only proper that we do what we can to warn people. But in telling the truth to the world, don't lie to yourself. Write whatever you want. Tell the truth. Just don't imagine that you are changing anything. Like I said, people just want to have a good time. -Snagglepuss Mark Russell
Son, in life you do not fight battles because you expect to win......you fight them merely because they need to be fought.- Snagglepuss Mark Russell
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. Aberjhani
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. Sara Sheridan
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. Thomas Szasz
Be so free that nothing more than your future can distract your attention. Michael Bassey Johnson
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. J. Ross Clara
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. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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! Israelmore Ayivor
Our imaginations are so stilted. The very thought of being like Jesus is breathtaking. Billy Graham
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. Billy Graham
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! Billy Graham
God is concerned with our imaginations, for they in a large measure determine what kind of persons we are to be. Billy Graham
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. Billy Graham
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. Billy Graham
Never has there been a time when men tried so desperately to have fun as they do today. Billy Graham
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. Billy Graham
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 John Mark Reynolds
To buy women things, some men entertain. To entertain women, some men buy things. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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. Susan Elizabeth Phillips
When the business people get done with the arts, all that’s left will be entertainment. Daniel R. Thorne
Money amplifies what type of person you are in the world. Sam Joseph Haim
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! Israelmore Ayivor
Never entertain anger. Great people do not become angry over unnecessary issues. Israelmore Ayivor
On no account should you entertain being a victim of your own circumstances. When unexpected failure occurs, you can turn it into success. Israelmore Ayivor
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. Loren Weisman
A magician reveals himself not only by the magic he presents but also by the respect and entertainment he gives to his audience. Amit Kalantri
Robert Kennedy was inspired to take on organized crime by watching the landmark movie On the Waterfront. David Talbot
Life entertains humble men by giving men with below average looks (intellect, knowledge, etc.) an above average self-esteem. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
If those who cause destruction have come to be ‘newsworthy’, and those who heal the devastation of that destruction have come to be less than ‘noteworthy’, has our thirst to be entertained become the truly destructive thing? Craig D. Lounsbrough
Luck is the bastard child of Fate and Destiny. Carroll Bryant
If you want to keep people happy, just keep the food and entertainment rolling. E.a. Bucchianeri
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. Robert M. Pirsig
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. Michael Bassey Johnson
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. Bob Dylan
Murder was a fascination as always. Erik Larson
These days people call entertainment capturing someone at their lowest moment and then posting it for the world to see. Cedar Cove
Japan is the first nation in the world to accord 'comic books'--originally a 'humorous' form of entertainment mainly for young people--nearly the same social status as novels and films. Frederik L. Schodt
Pages entertain me more than pictures do. Amit Kalantri
A healthy man watched what he ate. An intelligent man watched what he watched. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Nothing amuses people more than a cocky guy who starts losing. Criss Jami
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. John Cage
Fame is simply an imbalance between inbound and outbound attention. Clay Shirky
A novel is a writer's rant disguised as entertainment... James Minter
... And I wondered if we had disappointed God so much, that he wrote us off as pets, just alive to entertain. Bethany Brookbank
America is the first culture in jeopardy of amusing itself to death. John Piper