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1. "The 'well-informed citizenry is in danger of becoming the 'well-amused audience'."
Author: Al Gore
2. "The absence of a muse can be even more inspirational than its presence"
Author: ALAgrApHY
3. "We used to build temples, and museums are about as close as secular society dares to go in facing up to the idea that a good building can change your life (and a bad one ruin it)."
Author: Alain De Botton
4. "I was not born to amuse the Tsars."
Author: Alexander Pushkin
5. "I'm a contemporary artist and I show in art galleries and museums. I show a number of photographs and films, but I also make television programs, books and some appetizing, all with the same concept."
Author: Alison Jackson
6. "We talk about our assholes. We talk about our cocks. We talk about who we fucked last night, or who we're gonna fuck tomorrow…Everyone tells one's friends about that, right? So the question is, what happens when you make a distinction between what you tell your friends and what you tell your muse? The trick is to break down that distinction, to approach your muse as frankly as you would talk to yourself, or to your friends. It's the ability to commit to writing, to write the same way you are."
Author: Allen Ginsberg
7. "She is my inspiration. My muse. My obsession."
Author: Amy Plum
8. "If there are frightful monsters in fairy tales, they do not frighten you now, because that kind of monster is no longer going about the world, whatever he may have done long, long ago. He has been turned into stone, and you may see his remains in museums."
Author: Andrew Lang
9. "His wide mouth falls into amused lines. "Everything dies. There's no way to stop that tide. In the end, all we have is the pleasure we take from life. For my people, it's not long. I can spend my time crying or I can live . I can seek wonder. Haven't you ever noticed that people tend to find what they're looking for, my friend?"
Author: Ann Aguirre
10. "Her green eyes flutter all the way open, and she looks amused. It pricks his ego slightly. After that kiss, shouldn't she be fainting at his feet? But she's grinning."
Author: Cassandra Clare
11. "He gazed amusedly down the table at Tessa. "You're the shape-changer, aren't you?" he said. "Magnus Bane told me about you. No mark on you at all, they say." Tessa swallowed and looked him straight in the eye. They were discordantly human eyes, ordinary in his extraordinary face. "No. No mark." He grinned around his fork. "I do suppose they've looked everywhere?" "I'm sure Will's tried," said Jessamine in a bored tone."
Author: Cassandra Clare
12. "Miles Davis was a master. In every phase of his career, he understood that this music was a tribute to the African muse."
Author: Cassandra Wilson
13. "For all intents and purposes, we'll pretend this is a date. We're going out to dinner and I suppose the place has a dance floor." He gestured to the bare bit of carpet next to the front door, where she already stood. "Will we have fake names too?"It was hard not to be amused when her eyes danced with the reflection of the candlelight. Oh, hell, they might as well have fun with it. It might help. "Sure, you can be Gwenivere and I can be—""Harry."He scrunched an eye at her. "Why do I have to be a Harry?" The brat feigned an innocent look. "I happen to like the name Harry.""Fine, your name is Belulah."She gaped at him. "That sounds like a cow!""Good. Now, Belulah, shall we?"
Author: Dee Tenorio
14. "You're not celibate, then?" I breathe. Amusement lights up his eyes."No, Anastasia, I'm not celibate."
Author: E.L. James
15. "If you're middle aged... where're you going to go to meet someone? You're not going to go to a bar, you're not going to go to a night club; and there are the museums."
Author: Elizabeth Perkins
16. "...Nefret said with a gusty sigh, 'Well, that's done it. We may as well join in, Ramses, family arguments are the favorite form of amusement here and this looks like being a loud one."
Author: Elizabeth Peters
17. "I've traveled all over the world for the Institute, but I never dreamed I'd meet someone like you.""Strong?"A chuckle escaped her. "Yes.""Handsome?""Of course.""Sharp of wit and skilled with a sword?""Absolutely." An other chuckle. "But I mean a man… friend… guy. Oh, I don't know what to call you!"He savored her amusement—and her earnest words. "Just call me yours. That is all I want to be."(Ashlyn and Maddox)"
Author: Gena Showalter
18. "Why did the warrior cross the road? [Koldo]That's easy. To kill the guy on the other side. [Nicola]A bud of amusement had her smiling.Knock, knock. [Koldo]Who's there? [Nicola]Donut.Donut who?Donut run from me, puny girl."
Author: Gena Showalter
19. "Fortunately, I am accustomed to creating amusement inadvertently."
Author: Graeme Simsion
20. "Museums are not normally presenting the works on the walls as provocations to work. It's more like going to a Jacuzzi."
Author: Hans Haacke
21. "... I muse again on the dogmatic assertion which I often make that the countryman's relation to Nature must never be anything else but an alliance... When we begin to consider Nature as something to be robbed greedily like an unguarded treasure, or used as an enemy, we put ourselves in thought outside of Nature of which we are inescapably a part."
Author: Henry Beston
22. "On the whole, lying is a cheerful affair. Embellishments are intended to give pleasure. People long to tell you what they imagine you want to hear. They want to amuse you; they want to amuse themselves; they want to show you a good time. This is beyond hospitality. This is art."
Author: Isabel Fonseca
23. "The best thing, though, in that museum was that everything always stayed right where it was… The only thing that would be different would be you."
Author: J.D. Salinger
24. "You'd never care to plant some roots insociety, I suppose," mused the other."
Author: Jack Kerouac
25. "I was always amused by the prayers of the saintly. "God do this, God don't do that." I thought God probably laughed at them too, unless He was a little annoyed by their temerity."
Author: Jean Plaidy
26. "I don't need to be asking for money for local museums and other projects just to make me look good back home."
Author: Jim DeMint
27. "In his extreme youth Stoner had thought of love as an absolute state of being to which, if one were lucky, one might find access; in his maturity he had decided it was the heaven of a false religion, toward which one ought to gaze with an amused disbelief, a gently familiar contempt, and an embarrassed nostalgia. Now in his middle age he began to know that it was neither a state of grace nor an illusion; he saw it as a human act of becoming, a condition that was invented and modified moment by moment and day by day, by the will and the intelligence and the heart."
Author: John Edward Williams
28. "Do I have any recommendations for a Sadiri boys' night out?" I shrugged, smiled, and allowed myself a laugh. "I can come up with something."I did, too. The Ministry of Culture has all kinds of programmes, and I got someone to put together a package that even the Sadiri might enjoy. But people, this is Cygnus Beta. Yes, we have a few large cities and several towns -- we're not all country bumpkins, vagabonds and adventurers -- but there are few professional artists and actors, few galactic-standard museums and theatres. We simply can't afford them."
Author: Karen Lord
29. "A smirk curved its sensual lips. "But then, women never have been able to keep their eyes off me.""Oh, you are so arrogant. I just couldn't figure out if you were a fairy or not," Gabby snapped.A dark eyebrow arched. "And you thought the answer to that question might be found in my pants? That's why you were looking there?" Its dark gaze shimmered with amusement."The only reason I looked there," she said, flushing, "was because I couldn't believe you would just so blatantly... re-rearrange your— your..." She trailed off, then hissed, "What is it with men? Women don't do things like that! Move their... their personal parts about in public.""Mores the pity. I, for one, would find it quite fascinating".Its gaze dropped to her breasts."
Author: Karen Marie Moning
30. "You could run, and I could stay to fend them off," the vampire offered. "For some reason, I feel amazingly refreshed." He swung an amused look at Declan that made him grind his teeth. "And it seems I'm quite handy against them."----Natalya tossed away her busted TEP-C. "So, Lothaire, you're going to fight them out of the blackness of your heart?"
Author: Kresley Cole
31. "Oh my God, you're huge." She struggled to get her hands to the ends of the long sleeves. The garment hung to her knees. She glanced up to see his lips pressed together, like he was choking on a laugh. The corners of his eyes wee crinkled and amusement flickered in his heated gaze."
Author: Krystal Shannan
32. "I'll stab him," offers Jaden as she makes a stabbing motion."You expect me to play along?" Rob scoffs, gripping his arm protectively."Pretty much," replies Landon earnestly."You're serious?""As a heart attack.""No," argues Rob. "I'm not going to let Jaden—or anyone else—skewer me." He's greeted with an amused silence. "Bleedin' crime is what it is," he mutters. "Why can't someone else go all noble sacrifice-y? It's because I'm English, ain't it?"
Author: Laura Kreitzer
33. "Silence reigned for half a minute, then she said, "Heck of a shiner you've got there."Again his mouth quirked with a grin. "It'll probably look worse in a few more hours." One thing about Priss, she would always amuse him. "You took me by surprise so it was a direct shot."Subdued, she hung her head. "Pure reaction to realizing I'd been drugged. Sorry."Pure reaction? Meaning she was trained enough to react by instinct? Every hour he learned something new about her. If she was trained, that would be a good thing. Not that she could possibly have enough instruction to deflect the likes of Murray. "I'm fine, Priss. Don't worry about it.""I won't."
Author: Lori Foster
34. "From the passenger seat, Ronan began to swear at Adam. It was a long, involved swear, using every forbidden word possible, often in compound-word form. As Adam stared at his lap, penitent, he mused that there was something musical about Ronan when he swore, a careful and loving precision to the way he fit the words together, a black-painted poetry. It was far less hateful sounding than when he didn't swear.Ronan finished with, "For the love of … Parrish, take some care, this is not your mother's 1971 Honda Civic."Adam lifted his head and said, "They didn't start making the Civic until '73."
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
35. "Of all the various kinds of sexual intercourse, this has the least to recommend it. As an amusement, it is too fleeting; as an occupation, it is too wearing; as a public exhibition, there is no money in it. It is unsuited to the drawing room, and in the most cultured society it has long been banished from the social board. It has at last, in our day of progress and improvement, been degraded to brotherhood with flatulence. Among the best bred, these two arts are now indulged in only private--though by consent of the whole company, when only males are present, it is still permissible, in good society, to remove the embargo on the fundamental sigh."
Author: Mark Twain
36. "It's only very recently that women have succeeded in entering those professions which, as Muses, they typified for the Greeks."
Author: Mary Ritter Beard
37. "Kingdoms were often handed over to adolescents, whose absolute power fascinated them as might a game. Hardly grown out of the age in which it is fun to tear the wings from flies, they might now amuse themselves by tearing the heads from men. Too young to fear or even imagine death, they would not hesitate to distribute it around them."
Author: Maurice Druon
38. "You're jealous of a bird?" she asks."What? No!" I snap. I just don't think I like peacocks very much. "You're jealous of a bird," she says, a glint of amusement coming into her eyes. She glances back at her phone. "He IS gorgeous. Goddddd, soooo gorgeous," she moans out the words, throwing her head back. "Hilarious," I say, trying not to smile now at my own ridiculousness. "That bird was trying to move in on my territory. I know a brazen male threat when I see one."
Author: Mia Sheridan
39. "Television, radio, and all the sources of amusement and information that surround us in our daily lives are also artificial props. They can give us the impression that our minds are active, because we are required to react to stimuli from the outside. But the power of those external stimuli to keep us going is limited. They are like drugs. We grow used to them, and we continuously need more and more of them. Eventually, they have little or no effect. Then, if we lack resources within ourselves, we cease to grow intellectually, morally, and spiritually. And we we cease to grow, we begin to die."
Author: Mortimer J. Adler
40. "I assume you have a reason for manhandling my mate?" Cool words but his amusement was apparent. "Riley likes Mercy," she stage-whispered, trying to twist around to look at her mate. "But she told him that h—oomph." Riley set her on her feet without warning. She swayed, but Judd's hands on her hips kept her upright. Pushing her hair off her face, she leaned into her sexy Psy mate and smirked at Riley. "Sooo..." "Judd." Riley ignored her. "You're obviously not interesting enough for my sister—she's got way too much time to poke her nose into other people's business." Judd wrapped his arms around her from behind, his chin on her hair. "I'm more interested in you and Mercy."
Author: Nalini Singh
41. "In the king's bed is always found, just before it becomes a museum piece, the droppings of the black sheep."
Author: Nathanael West
42. "Ma doare tot ce iubesc acum, pentru ca presimt in orice frumusete sfarsitul, dar poate ca asa arata adevarata iubire. Bucura-te de acest dar vremelnic, striga o voce in mine. Caci nu exista decat daruri vremelnice."
Author: Octavian Paler
43. "One must be serious about something, if one wants to have any amusement in life."
Author: Oscar Wilde
44. "Designers shouldn't design for museums any more than mummies should die for them."
Author: Ralph Caplan
45. "I was following my muse and I was very fortunate in having good people around me and it turned out to be a pretty good recording in my opinion."
Author: Ronnie Montrose
46. "Also-and this is critical-you are not ugly." She blinked.Nick's eyes danced with amusement."Remember, Isabel. It was your brother who said it. I would not dare to take credit for such pretty words. I would have said something more pedestrian. It takes a great orator to come up with -""Not ugly." She gave a little shake of her head."What a lovely compliment."
Author: Sarah MacLean
47. "Although the art world reveres the unconventional, it is rife with conformity. Artists make work that "looks like art" and behave in ways that enhance stereotypes. Curators pander to the expectations of their peers and their museum boards. Collectors run in herds to buy work by a handful of fashionable painters. Critics stick their finger in the air to see which way the wind is blowing so as to "get it right". Originality is not always rewarded, but some people take real risks and innovate, which gives a raison d'être to the rest."
Author: Sarah Thornton
48. "The poor we have always with us, and the purpose of the Lord in providing the poor is to enable us of the better classes to amuse ourselves by investigating them and uplifting them and at dinners telling how charitable we are. The poor don't like it much. They have no gratitude. They would rather be uplifters themselves. But if they are taken firmly in hand they can be kept reasonably dependent and interesting for years."
Author: Sinclair Lewis
49. "Looking upwards, she speculates still more ambitiously upon the nature of the moon, and if the stars are blazing jellies; looking downwards she wonders if the fishes know that the sea is salt; opines that our heads are full of fairies, 'dear to God as we are'; muses whether there are not other worlds than ours, and reflects that the next ship may bring us word of a new one. In short, 'we are in utter darkness'. Meanwhile, what a rapture is thought!"
Author: Virginia Woolf
50. "Fifty percent of all meaningful education takes place in the home. What do you share with your child? You share your interests. I was a book person. I read with my son. My wife is an artist. She dragged his little butt around to museums. He's an illustrator of children's books."
Author: Walter Dean Myers

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