Amusement Quotes

The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.

Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.

Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves for we shall never cease to be amused.

An ass climbed up to the roof of a building, and frisking about there, broke in the tiling. The owner went up after him and quickly drove him down, beating him severely with a thick wooden cudgel. The Ass said, “Why, I saw the Monkey do this very thing yesterday, and you all laughed heartily, […]

If those who are the enemies of innocent amusements had the direction of the world, they would take away the spring, and youth, the former from the year, the latter from human life.

Inasmuch as the routine alone does not succeed in this, man overcomes his unconscious despair by the routine of amusement, the passive consumption of sounds and sights offered by the amusement industry; furthermore by the satisfactions of buying ever new things, and soon exchanging them for others. Modern man is actually close to the picture […]

The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.

Most amusements only mean trying to win another person’s money.

When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her.

The mind ought sometimes to be diverted, that it may return the better to thinking.