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1. "Fame, money and the size of the market are not very important to me. What is, is writing a book that is worth doing and then publishing it. I don't write books for entertainment, for people to pass the time then throw away."
Author: Aidan Chambers
2. "Oh look, yet another Christmas TV special! How touching to have the meaning of Christmas brought to us by cola, fast food, and beer.... Who'd have ever guessed that product consumption, popular entertainment, and spirituality would mix so harmoniously?"
Author: Bill Watterson
3. "I enjoy shooting. Around where I live, it's something you do for entertainment once in a while, you go out and shoot targets."
Author: Bonnie Jo Campbell
4. "If we can expect another journey tomorrow, we should secure horses," Ferrin went on. "And if the sun will be shining, perhaps a goat for Aram.""Keep it up," Aram dared him through clenched teeth."Is a goat too large and unruly?" Ferrin asked? "Maybe we should saddle a raccoon.""Odd how these taunts tend to fade after sundown," Aram growled, taking a large bite of bread."But a new day always dawns," Ferrin replied. "And we can all use some entertainment."Aram glowered. "Then perhaps tonight I should pull you apart and let the others puzzle you back together.""That's the spirit!" Ferrin applauded. "Taunt back! I get the sense you've seldom had to deal with ridicule."Aram appeared to be resisting a pleased little smile."
Author: Brandon Mull
5. "In a sense, the first (if not necessarily the prime) function of a novelist, of ANY artist, is to entertain. If the poem, painting, play or novel does not immediately engage one's surface interest then it has failed. Whatever else it may or may not be, art is also entertainment. Bad art fails to entertain. Good art does something in addition."
Author: Brigid Brophy
6. "I'm an entertainer in the military-entertainment complex."
Author: Bruce Sterling
7. "To have all those noble Romans alive before me, and walking in and out for my entertainment, instead of being the stern taskmasters they had been at school, was a most novel and delightful effect."
Author: Charles Dickens
8. "This is that moment in the hangover in which you discover that your keys are in your hat, the cat is in the sink, and you attempted late the previous night to make stew out of a pot holder. Things are in the wrong place. Religion is in the box where science used to be. Politics is on the shelf where you thought you left science the previous afternoon. Entertainment seems to have been knocked over and spilled on everything."
Author: Charles P. Pierce
9. "May the IRS find that you deduct your pet sheep as an entertainment expense."
Author: Christopher Moore
10. "In Fargo, they say, well, that's a job. How well do you get paid? For example, for this book I was written about in Entertainment Weekly, and it was kind of cool because my mom asked me if Entertainment Weekly was a magazine or a newspaper."
Author: Chuck Klosterman
11. "I needed to step away from music because the truth was I couldn't be the dad I wanted to be to my kids. My truth was that I could not reconcile the two worlds - the entertainment world and being the dad I wanted to be in the present. You can't substitute time, you just can't."
Author: Corey Hart
12. "She wasn't entertainment for him. Hedidn't need her to make him laugh or bolster his ego or to figure him out so he wouldn't have to. A lot of men who said they were looking for a relationship really wanted a combination sex buddy, therapist, and mirror."
Author: Eileen Wilks
13. "We attach to most of our chapels a cultural hall so that our youth may have a place to dance, to perform their talents in musicals and other uplifting entertainment, and we hope our youth leaders as trustees of the building will see to it that only wholesome, uplifting activities are performed in this building. Should you have any reservations whether or not an activity, a style of dancing or tempo of music is in accord with Church standards, may I suggest this guide: Does it uplift and inspire one to higher ideals? Does it develop wholesome relationships between young men and women, or appeal to and arouse their baser instincts? Will it cause one to be a better Latter-day Saint and lead one closer to the Savior? Avoid all activities and dances which bring the world's demoralizing standards into this sacred meeting place."
Author: Ezra Taft Benson
14. "A mind at liberty to reflect on its own observations, if it produce nothing useful to the world, seldom fails of entertainment to itself."
Author: George Berkeley
15. "The stated mission at the time was simply to use the influence of the entertainment industry to do an accurate portrayal of drug and alcohol abuse. We all admit that we're not trying to censor anybody."
Author: Gerald McRaney
16. "I welcome viagogo's fresh approach to the entertainment industry and I look forward to helping them build more innovative partnerships in the future."
Author: Guy Oseary
17. "If it were advertised that a troupe of men of easy virtue were to appear half-clothed upon a public stage, exposing their chests, thighs, arms and calves, the only women who would go to the entertainment would be a few delayed adolescents, a psychopathic old maid or two, and a guard of indignant members of the parish Ladies Aid."
Author: H.L. Mencken
18. "There are days when any electrical appliance in the house, including the vacuum cleaner, seems to offer more entertainment possibilities than the television set."
Author: Harriet Van Horne
19. "We're the only dance in town. We don't compete with any professional teams for the entertainment dollar."
Author: Hayden Fry
20. "Actually, I wanted to be a musician, either a guitarist or a drummer. I guess my dreams were in the entertainment industry, and I landed somewhere along there."
Author: Israel Broussard
21. "The nicest notes I've received from readers are those that tell me I've gotten them back into reading for entertainment. For me, there is no greater compliment."
Author: Jeff Abbott
22. "Any pile of stunted growth unaware that entertainment is just that and nothing more deserves to doom themselves to some dank cell somewhere for having been so stupid!! Movies, books, T.V., music - they're all just entertainment, not guidebooks for damning yourself!"
Author: Jhonen Vasquez
23. "My name is Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Conjure by it at your own risk. I'm a wizard. I work out of an office in midtown Chicago. As far as I know, I'm the only openly practicing professional wizard in the country. You can find me in the yellow pages, under "Wizards." Believe it or not, I'm the only one there. My ad looks like this:HARRY DRESDEN — WIZARDLost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations.Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates.No Love Potions, Endless Purses, Parties, or Other EntertainmentYou'd be surprised how many people call just to ask me if I'm serious."
Author: Jim Butcher
24. "Is everybody in? Is everybody in? Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin. The entertainment for this evening is not new, you've seen this entertainment through and through you have seen your birth, your life, your death....you may recall all the rest. Did you have a good world when you died? -enough to base a movie on??"
Author: Jim Morrison
25. "If you can find it in you to love how stupid the entertainment industry is, you can have a great career."
Author: Jon Cryer
26. "I'm not built for war. I'm built for entertainment. I'm built for jokes - either telling them or being the butt of them."
Author: Josh Peck
27. "If the city of London was a body, Whitechapel would be the groin; a great unwashed area that only showed itself under the cover of darkness, and only for the most salacious of entertainments. No one of "proper" birth ever admitted to going there, but they all did at one time or another—or at least they wanted to. Slumming was very popular these days."
Author: Kady Cross
28. "For me, a dancer is part of an artist's entertainment - 'backup dancer' isn't even in my vocabulary."
Author: Laurieann Gibson
29. "I'm not setting 'Jericho' up to be anything other than what it is, which is, you know, a piece of good, well thought-out, well put-together TV and entertainment."
Author: Lennie James
30. "She didn't even know that he'd turned the shed in the back into a detention cell. Now that he thought about it, he really had made this house into a home. He just needed Charlie to pick out shit like curtains. Should he put curtains in his detention cell?Blake, Lexi (2013-10-01). Love and Let Die (Masters and Mercenaries) (Kindle Locations 3156-3158). DLZ Entertainment, LLC. Kindle Edition."
Author: Lexi Blake
31. "Whatever had happened, she wondered, to the concept of reading as entertainment? Now it appeared to be an endurance contest as to how many pages the reader could get through without throwing up.(Lorinda, chapter 1)"
Author: Marian Babson
32. "Entertainment and art are not isolated."
Author: Martin Kippenberger
33. "The attention for bad literature is symptomatic: they pretends its the most normal thing in the world to fill an entire newspaper page with talk about a bad book, and good books are silenced to death. This mechanism is exactly the same formula as used in the Eurovision Songfestival: to present monoculture, and the proverbial hatred for that monoculture is only ritualistic, intended to give the reader the impression that the newspaper is on their side. Its the formula of entertainment: present things the reader can feel superior to."
Author: Martinus Hendrikus Benders
34. "No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting."
Author: Mary Wortley Montagu
35. "For the past 32 years, I've done nothing outside the entertainment business. I've had some real highs and some real lows, but I love the work so much that I never once thought of quitting."
Author: Meat Loaf
36. "Once a person has all the things they need to live, everything else is entertainment."
Author: Neal Stephenson
37. "Sports is the only entertainment where, no matter how many times you go back, you never know the ending."
Author: Neil Simon
38. "We rest in the hands of a fickle god. He plays on our behalf only for entertainment, and he will close his eyes and sleep if we fail to engage his intellect."
Author: Paolo Bacigalupi
39. "The religion of one age is the literary entertainment of the next."
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
40. "You're my light, Ori. Really.""Oh, no. We're too damned for secret love, Leo. I do not support love triangle.""Not that, silly. I mean you're my source of entertainment here."
Author: Rea Lidde
41. "It's disappointing to see films become pure entertainment, so that it's not an art form."
Author: Richard Linklater
42. "The Bible was not written for entertainment purposes, so it's a real hodgepodge and a compendium of all kinds of stuff."
Author: Robert Crumb
43. "People can get information - on entertainment, politics, finance - much easier than before. That will change the way people do business, the way people live."
Author: Robin Li
44. "Teenagers read millions of books every year. They read for entertainment and for education. They read because of school assignments and pop culture fads. And there are millions of teens who read because they are sad and lonely and enraged. They read because they live in an often-terrible world. They read because they believe despite the callow protestations of certain adults that books-especially the dark and dangerous ones-will save them."
Author: Sherman Alexie
45. "I have successfully avoided enjoying opera all my life.-quoted in Entertainment Weeky, http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20548..."
Author: Stephen Sondheim
46. "I have been skeptical and not trusting of traditional models of the entertainment industry. I never got a manager."
Author: Tim Heidecker
47. "Animal abuse is rampant in the U.S., right under everyone's eyes, for the entertainment of the public. The brutal confinement and pain of training methods of wild animals in the circus, the aquatic and theatrical shows, leads to retaliation by the animals. Eventually they find the right time to strike out, and they will."
Author: Tippi Hedren
48. "What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish."
Author: W.H. Auden
49. "As kids, we always sat at the table with my parents and grandparents, and they would tell stories. We were very poor, so that was our entertainment - getting good at telling stories. So if you were a kid and you told a story, it better be good because you're holding the audience there. I really think that's how we learned and shaped our charisma."
Author: Willie Robertson
50. "... don't ever underestimate people, don't ever underestimate the pleasure they receive from viewing pain that is not their own... Pain by itself is just Pain. But Pain + Distance can = entertainment, voyeurism, human interest, cinéma vérité, a good belly chuckle, a sympathetic smile, a raised eyebrow, disguised contempt."
Author: Zadie Smith

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At a certain stage in his evolution, man himself had been able to lay hold upon a higher order of things, which raised him above the level of the beasts that perish, and enabled him to see, at least in the distance, the shining towers of the City of God."
Author: Alfred Noyes

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