Quotation Explorer - 'Amused'

She (historian Barbara Tuchman) draws on skepticism, not cynicism, leaving the reader not so much outraged by human ability as amused and saddened by human folly. - Robert K. Massie
When a man is not amused, he feels an involuntary contempt for those who are. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I am often amused and sometimes amazed by the free-reign constructs of my mind. That is why I converse regularly with myself - I am one of my better friends... - Gavin Mills
The world loves to be amused by hollow professions, to be deceived by flattering appearances, to live in a state of hallucination; and can forgive everything but the plain, downright, simple, honest truth. - William Hazlitt
I've never had inner turmoil about all this. You find a lot of people these days who cannot stand to be alone. You could lock me up in solitary for weeks on end, and I'd keep myself amused. - Keith Richards
While browsing in a second-hand bookshop one day, was amused to find a copy of one of his own works which he himself had inscribed for a friend: "To ----, with esteem, ."He immediately purchased the book and returned it to the friend with a second inscription: "With renewed esteem, . - George Bernard Shaw
There are 10,000 books in my library, and it will keep growing until I die. This has exasperated my daughters, amused my friends and baffled my accountant. If I had not picked up this habit in the library long ago, I would have more money in the bank today; I would not be richer. - Pete Hamill
Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves for we shall never cease to be amused. - Unknown
To be amused by what you read--that is the great spring of happy quotations. - C. E. Montague
Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns how to be amused rather than shocked. - Pearl S. Buck
Holy fu-" he starts then catches himself."Yes,this tithe will be most pleasing to her Goodness." Me and Magnus exchange amused glances. - Mari Mancusi
Their gazes locked and held for a long beat, like maybe he was taking her pulse from across the room, absorbing the fact that she was drenched and breathless. The corners of his mouth twitched. She’d amused him again. - Jill Shalvis
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