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The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
I enjoyed the courtroom as just another stage but not so amusing as Broadway.
I confess I enjoy democracy immensely. It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing.
H. L. Mencken
I don't like to talk much with people who always agree with me. It is amusing to coquette with an echo for a little while, but one soon tires of it.
Criminals are never very amusing. It's because they're failures. Those who make real money aren't counted as criminals. This is a class distinction, not an ethical problem.
Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.
However my parents - both of whom came from impoverished backgrounds and neither of whom had been to college, took the view that my overactive imagination was an amusing quirk that would never pay a mortgage or secure a pension.
J. K. Rowling
When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her.
Michel de Montaigne
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 Anthony Froude
As I get older, all sorts of things become less funny. Once one has children, any cruelty involving children becomes far less amusing than when one was at the mercy of one's friends' and relatives' children.
P. J. O'Rourke
Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas.
The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.
At first, I only laughed at myself. Then I noticed that life itself is amusing. I've been in a generally good mood ever since.
Marilyn vos Savant
Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
Things people say strike me as amusing, and I am prone to saying out loud what everybody's thinking.
It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
Anybody, providing he knows how to be amusing, has the right to talk about himself.
Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history.
I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats: it was the girls I liked.
I tend to head for what's amusing because a lot of things aren't happy. But usually you can find a funny side to practically anything.
Now I can broadcast to an audience of several million people on the 'Today' programme. I can talk about the day's news. But on radio, believe it or not, we have notes and scripts. And while we might ad lib the odd wryly amusing asides, they come at the frequency of a suburban bus. About one every 90 minutes.
I don't do emoticons unless I'm making a big deal out of them. I'll type out, 'This is so amusing it makes me want to grin in pixels.' And then do it.
I was the youngest of my entire family so you are tap-dancing to try to get the attention of your older cousins. I really hit my social stride in 6th grade, but before that I was a pretty big dork. You learn how to be amusing and how to work for it.
Everyone has been in a social situation where you say something and it goes unnoticed, then someone else says the same thing and everyone laughs a lot. You learn how to be more creative and whacky and amusing.
I'd say I'm the opposite of someone that has the urge to stand in front of strangers and make them laugh, but the idea of getting up and telling a story and people finding it amusing always appealed to me.
Beautiful? It's all a question of luck. I was born with good legs. As for the rest... beautiful, no. Amusing, yes.
I mean I can do it when I'm very relaxed, and with good friends, then I think I can be amusing.
Funny things tend not to happen to me. I am not a natural comic. I need to think about things a lot before I can be even remotely amusing.
Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity.
I write and write and write, and then I edit it down to the parts that I think are amusing, or that help the storyline, or I'll write a notebook full of ideas of anecdotes or story points, and then I'll try and arrange them in a way that they would tell a semi-cohesive story.
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