My Favorite Quotes
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 Lewis Tappan - “One of the men attached to the prison was the occasion of great amusement on the part of the prisoners, as well as the spectators, by taking a large lump of ice to show these strangers from the tropics.”  
 Bruce Sterling - “My idea of an amusement park story is getting adventurers to go tour environmental disaster areas. After all, if the entire Great Barrier Reef gets killed, which seems like an extremely lively possibility, what are you going to do with all that rotting limestone”  
 Otis Rush - “I was staying with my sister and messing around with the guitar every day for my own amusement. Then she took me around and introduced me to Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, Little Walter, and the first time I saw that onstage, it inspired me to play. I thought that was the world.”  
 Johnny Rotten - “I'm not here for your amusement. You're here for mine.”  
 Orville Redenbacher - “The quality sold in the amusement business did not measure up, and that is how we got into the package business with our superior product.”  
 Armistead Maupin - “I've included these little jokes and mysteries in my writing for the amusement of readers.”  
 George MacDonald - “You can't live on amusement. It is the froth on water - an inch deep and then the mud.”  
 Dorothy L. Sayers - “Death seems to provide the minds of the Anglo-Saxon race with a greater fund of amusement than any other single subject.”  
 Gilbert Hernandez - “We grew out of the superhero comics, but we still liked comics, so we started putting our own experiences in the stories we were doing for our own amusement.”  
 Brian Eno - “I'm very good with technology, I always have been, and with machines in general. They seem not threatening like other people find them, but a source of fun and amusement.”  
 Alan Dean Foster - “In one book, CACHALOT, just for my own amusement, every character is based directly on someone I have known.”  
 Hernando Cortes - “As to the other remarkable things that the emperor had in his city for his amusement, I can only say that they were numerous and of various kinds.”  
 John C. Reilly - “This is real human drama, we're not creating some amusement park ride for the summer. Even though the movie is really exciting to watch, it's got a real pathos behind it.”  
 Max Beckmann - “Art is creative for the sake of realization, not for amusement for transfiguration, not for the sake of play. It is the quest of our self that drives us along the eternal and never-ending journey we must all make.”  
 Oscar Wilde - “The liar at any rate recognizes that recreation, not instruction, is the aim of conversation, and is a far more civilized being than the blockhead who loudly expresses his disbelief in a story which is told simply for the amusement of the company.”  
 Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - “The use of knowledge in our sex (beside the amusement of solitude) is to moderate the passions and learn to be contented with a small expense, which are the certain effects of a studious life and, it may be, preferable even to that fame which men have engrossed to themselves and will not suffer us to share.”  
 David Storey - “I don't enjoy getting knocked about on a football field for other people's amusement. I enjoy it if I'm being paid a lot for it.”  
 George Eliot - “He was at a starting point which makes many a man's career a fine subject for betting, if there were any gentlemen given to that amusement who could appreciate the complicated probabilities of an arduous purpose, with all the possible thwartings and furtherings of circumstance, all the niceties of inward balance, by which a man swings and makes his point or else is carried headlong.”  
 Ann Brown - “We all know that roller coasters and other amusement park rides are fun, fast and thrilling, ... They are supposed to create the illusion of danger, without putting people at risk. But the increased number of deaths and injuries tell a different story.”  
 Avery Brundage - “The sportsman knows that a sport is a recreation, a game, an amusement and a pastime, but his eyes are fixed on a higher goal, on the most important thing in his life, which is his education or his vocation.”  
 Bradley Hoggatt - “Almost anyone's who's in business. An amusement park in a summer that's enormously or unusually wet would most likely see gate revenues going down, so they may need to hedge against that.”  
 Dolly Parton - “I look just like the girls next door... if you happen to live next door to an amusement park.”  
 n Li - “The items are expensive in the amusement center, possibly blocking out its target consumers teenagers and travelers.”  
 Sean Penn - “tearing oneself apart for the amusement of the audience.”  
 Samuel Johnson - “While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.”  

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