Quotation Explorer - 'Amusing'

What happiness to sit in intimate conversation with someone of like mind, warmed by candid discussion of the amusing and fleeting ways of this world ... but such a friend is hard to find, and instead you sit there doing your best to fit in with whatever the other is saying, feeling deeply alone. - Kenkō Hōshi (Yoshida Kenkō)
It is amusing that a virtue is made of the vice of chastity; and it's a pretty odd sort of chastity at that, which leads men straight into the sin of Onan, and girls to the waning of their color. - Voltaire
I cannot forgive my friends for dying; I do not find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing. - Logan Pearsall Smith
I often find human behavior amusing. Like having a full refrigerator of food to eat yet buying fast food instead. If you learn to conquer the two big "N" words. Niceties vs Necessities. You might actually have some funds for the hard times that come. - Stanley Victor Paskavich
I thought it was a novel.It is.What’s it about??You’ll have to buy it to find out, but it’s got everything: love, death and an amusing dog.This one’s got a recipe for apple crumble, I said.Don’t you love that about the novel? The capaciousness? he said. - Marcel Theroux
I would have been glad to agree to let them all proceed henceforth in complete ignorance of psychology, if they would forget my opinion of chocolate sodas or the story of the amusing episode on a Spanish streetcar. - B.F. Skinner
It's not by amusing oneself that one learns. - Anatole France
Only amateurs say that they write for their own amusement. Writing is not an amusing occupation. It is a combination of ditch-digging, mountain-climbing, treadmill and childbirth. Writing may be interesting, absorbing, exhilarating, racking, relieving. But amusing? Never! - Edna Ferber
And lucky indeed is the writer who has grown up in Ireland, for the English spoken there is so amusing and musical. (How to Write with Style. Essay, 1985) - Kurt Vonnegut
Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself. - James A. Froude
It's only by amusing oneself that one can learn.
It's amusing how people express the fact that they're speechless by speaking.
Ennui had more distractions far more amusing than the automatons of a watchmaker in Mühlenberg. - Steven Millhauser
You live but once; you might as well be amusing. - Coco Chanel
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. - Voltaire
It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself. - Charles Baudelaire
The choices that women make sometimes seems provoking and at the same time amusing. I once met a lady who said she liked my amusing facial expression. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Sometimes absurd logic can be amusing and heart-touching. - Debasish Mridha
Homicide is not a sin. It is sometimes a necessary violence on resistant and ossified forms of existence which have ceased to be amusing. In the interests of an important and fascinating experiment, it can even become meritorious. Here is the starting point of a new apologia for sadism. - Bruno Schulz
All this twaddle, the existence of God, atheism, determinism, liberation, societies, death, etc., are pieces of a chess game called language, and they are amusing only if one does not preoccupy oneself with 'winning or losing this game of chess. - Marcel Duchamp
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