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The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
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.
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
Beautiful? It's all a question of luck. I was born with good legs. As for the rest... beautiful, no. Amusing, yes.
The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.
I confess I enjoy democracy immensely. It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing.
H. L. Mencken
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
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.
Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity.
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.
I love funny people, and when I'm with funny people, or people who are amusing in their weirdness, I love it. Because that to me is funny, as opposed to someone who stops and says, 'Hey let me tell you a joke.'
I enjoyed the courtroom as just another stage but not so amusing as Broadway.
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.
When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her.
Michel de Montaigne
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
Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.
I find it amusing that I'm on the Internet now, because I've criticized it, but mainly I've criticized it on the basis of, 'What are you going to do with it?'
Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas.
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
Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
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.
I love Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart because they're bringing irony back into American humor, which is a delicious treat. The entire Colbert persona of being extreme right-wing when he's not at all is highly amusing. He does it so well, but sometimes a little too well. My wife is convinced he's completely that way.
I've been told to speed up my delivery when I perform. But if I lose the stammer, I'm just another slightly amusing accountant.
I'm amusing and crazy on Twitter. I talk about important things, stupid things.
John F. Kennedy
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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