Quotations on Entertainment

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In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment.
- George Ade
(Keywords: Country, Entertainment, Popular)

You have to look also to the media, where you have a vast majority of the loudest and most influential political voices in America media from people who came from the entertainment world.
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: People, America, Entertainment, Majority, Media, World)

My rejection of the idea of entertainment in its current form is based on the audience that comes with it.
- David Antin
(Keywords: Idea, Entertainment, Rejection)

From this entertainment industry, may the gods of language protect us.
- David Antin
(Keywords: Gods, Entertainment, Language, May)

Culture relates to objects and is a phenomenon of the world; entertainment relates to people and is a phenomenon of life.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Life, People, Culture, Entertainment, World)

Variety is more than a means of avoiding boredom, since art is more than an entertainment of the senses.
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Keywords: Art, Boredom, Entertainment, Senses, Variety)

The interest of my mother was more in the entertainment field. She loved to go to concerts and to the theatre.
- Leon Askin
(Keywords: Mother, Entertainment, Interest, Theatre)

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.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Art, Food, Entertainment, Media, Popular)

Michael Eisner let it be known last week that he had no intention of leaving the entertainment business once he steps down as CEO of Disney in October.
- Peter Bart
(Keywords: Business, Disney, Entertainment, Intention, October)

Rock gives children, on a silver platter, with all the public authority of the entertainment industry, everything their parents always used to tell them they had to wait for until they grew up and would understand later.
- Allan Bloom
(Keywords: Authority, Children, Entertainment, Parents, Public)

I think video games are a great kind of entertainment. They have replaced a lot of games people normally play with their friends and neighbours, like Monopoly.
- Uwe Boll
(Keywords: People, Entertainment, Friends, Games, Play)

Well, you know, in this crazy world of entertainment, I would say if you have a dream, you have to pursue it.
- Caprice Bourret
(Keywords: Dream, Entertainment, World)

I regard sports first and foremost as entertainment, so dry documentary narration is not for me.
- Jack Brickhouse
(Keywords: Sports, Entertainment, First)

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys, and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination - think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks
(Keywords: Imagination, Entertainment, Growing up)

Multinational corporations do control. They control the politicians. They control the media. They control the pattern of consumption, entertainment, thinking. They're destroying the planet and laying the foundation for violent outbursts and racial division.
- Jerry Brown
(Keywords: Control, Corporations, Entertainment, Media, Politicians, Thinking)

Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.
- Rita Mae Brown
(Keywords: Art, Entertainment, Passion, Propaganda, Television)

My taste in music and entertainment is quite eclectic.
- Yancy Butler
(Keywords: Music, Entertainment, Taste)

If you want to be in the automotive business, you go to Detroit, and you figure it out. If you want to be in entertainment, go to where it's at. Go to Hollywood, go to New York.
- Nick Cannon
(Keywords: Business, Entertainment, Hollywood, Want)

At its best, entertainment is going to be a subjective thing that can't win for everyone, while at worst, a particular game just becomes a random symbol for petty tribal behavior.
- John Carmack
(Keywords: Behavior, Entertainment, Symbol)

In California, of all places, entertainment is the key to a vibrant economy. If we do not develop young adults capable of entering that world, the financial base of this state is sure to suffer and impact all of us.
- David Cassidy
(Keywords: Financial, Economy, Entertainment, Key, State, World)

So, how to stay inside the world of entertainment without actually getting another job? I felt the only logical answer was to become a novelist. So I wrote the first book - driven by some very real feelings of desperation - and it worked.
- Lee Child
(Keywords: Feelings, Desperation, Entertainment, First, Job, World)

I was one of the first generations to watch television. TV exposes people to news, to information, to knowledge, to entertainment. How is it bad?
- Tom Clancy
(Keywords: People, Knowledge, Entertainment, First, Generations, Information, News, Television)

It's not an anti-sex trip. Like, we're taking sex, which is probably another half of American entertainment, sex and violence, and we're projecting it, and we're saying this is the way everything is right now.
- Alice Cooper
(Keywords: Sex, American, Entertainment, Now, Right, Saying, Violence)

I think people feel starved of nice, glamorous entertainment. They want to see costumes and gaiety and a singer; old-fashioned entertainment - it won't die easily.
- Ronnie Corbett
(Keywords: People, Entertainment, Old, Want)

Before machines the only form of entertainment people really had was relationships.
- Doug Coupland
(Keywords: People, Entertainment, Machines, Relationships)

We're making this as entertainment. But God willing, if this show stays on and people see a woman in that office for a while, I think it will help people become more used to it. It's certainly about time that we had a few female presidents.
- Geena Davis
(Keywords: Time, God, People, Entertainment, Help, Office, Will, Woman)

The entertainment industry is encouraging young people to defy and deceive their parents.
- Mike DeWine
(Keywords: People, Encouraging, Entertainment, Parents)

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.
- Walt Disney
(Keywords: Movies, Adulthood, Entertainment, Ideals, Influence, Objectives)

Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.
- Walt Disney
(Keywords: People, Animation, Entertainment, Information, Pleasure, World)

I realize that the majority of people in the entertainment business happen to be Democrats. I have no problem with that. And they should have no problem with the fact that I'm a Republican.
- Shannen Doherty
(Keywords: Business, People, Democrats, Entertainment, Fact, Majority, Republican)

A lot of our entertainment throws into detail the stagnation and illness of how we live today-it's sad and it's sick... and it's profitable.
- Heather Donahue
(Keywords: Detail, Entertainment, Illness, Today)

Fashion is entertainment. That's why these top models are so fascinating to kids. They're dying to know about Naomi and Christy, or whoever we've declared the new one this afternoon.
- Carrie Donovan
(Keywords: Dying, Entertainment, Fashion, Kids)

You really have to soak up the culture of the people to get it right. If you're making a fiction film, it's entertainment, but you want it to be as real as possible.
- Robert Duvall
(Keywords: People, Culture, Entertainment, Fiction, Film, Right, Want)

I think professional sports, football, to use it as an example, it's fundamentally a form of entertainment.
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Keywords: Sports, Entertainment, Example, Football)

We cannot escape that Hollywood is in the middle of a wave of technological change. The current angst over all the implications of new entertainment technology is nothing new.
- Michael Eisner
(Keywords: Technology, Change, Entertainment, Hollywood, Nothing)

Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.
- T. S. Eliot
(Keywords: Time, People, Entertainment, Television)

The delusion of entertainment is devoid of meaning. It may amuse us for a bit, but after the initial hit we are left with the dark feeling of desolation.
- Arthur Erickson
(Keywords: Delusion, Entertainment, Feeling, May, Meaning)

If you do things with a certain type of result and cause a certain type of reaction or effect, then you increase your market value. It's very much a competition for the entertainment dollar, and that's never been more clearly evident than in today's NBA game.
- Julius Erving
(Keywords: Cause, Competition, Effect, Entertainment, Result, Today, Value)

I learned a long time ago: You're in the entertainment business. You're not in the reality business. One has absolutely nothing to do with the other.
- Dennis Farina
(Keywords: Time, Business, Entertainment, Nothing, Reality)

I believe that science fiction is as profound as you want it to be or it can be very simple entertainment, and I'm all for very simple entertainment. Every now and then we all need to come home, veg-out, watch something and not think too deeply about it. It's what you want it to be. We tend to steer clear of being pedantic; it's entertainment first, otherwise we'd be on a lecture circuit.
- Joe Flanigan
(Keywords: Science, Home, Being, Entertainment, Fiction, First, Now, Want)

I think the Internet's been a tremendous tool in terms of breaking down the power structure of information and entertainment, particularly at a time when so much information and entertainment were in the hands of so few people, with multinationals owning everything.
- Dave Foley
(Keywords: Power, Time, People, Entertainment, Information, Internet)

We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience.
- Gary L. Francione
(Keywords: Amusement, Animals, Defense, Entertainment, Pleasure)

That's what Kiss is all about - not just music, but entertainment, y'know? We're there to take you away from your problems, and rock and roll all night and party every day for those two hours you're at the concert.
- Ace Frehley
(Keywords: Music, Kiss, Day, Entertainment, Night, Party, Problems)

Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment for spectators or employment for athletes.
- Milton Friedman
(Keywords: Knowledge, Ideas, Values, Athletes, Entertainment, Students, Understanding)

I don't like to be entertaining. I don't like the feeling of being entertaining. If there was a musical or a comedy that was not just for entertainment but was rooted in something I could relate to on a real level, then I think I would do it.
- Ryan Gosling
(Keywords: Being, Comedy, Entertainment, Feeling)

I believe in broken, fractured, complicated narratives, but I believe in narratives as a vehicle for truth, not simply as a form of entertainment, though I love entertainment, but also a way of conveying what needs to be conveyed about the works that I care about.
- Stephen Greenblatt
(Keywords: Love, Truth, Care, Entertainment, Needs)

And as I reinvent myself and I'm constantly curious about everything, I can't wait to see what's around the corner in newfound art and entertainment and exploration.
- Pam Grier
(Keywords: Art, Entertainment, Exploration)

I think it's even harder because I think as always, Hollywood is sort of glamour central for the world, and the entire world looks to it for not only entertainment, but the whole idea of the youth factor and youth being sold to our culture via young actors and actresses.
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Keywords: Idea, Actors, Being, Culture, Entertainment, Glamour, Hollywood, World, Youth)

So our films had a lot more to them than entertainment value, and I'm glad that a lot of people recognize that now. People realize now the value of them as educational.
- Ray Harryhausen
(Keywords: People, Entertainment, Now, Value)

When you look at what we spend on entertainment, whether it's on CDs, music, DVDs, there is so much money invested in that, people want to know a little more about the stars they're paying to see or hear.
- Mary Hart
(Keywords: Money, Music, People, Entertainment, Stars, Want)



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