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The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
It's always amusing to look at how something early in the 20th century was written in anthropology and how it's written now. There's been an enormous shift in how it's done, but yet you can't put your finger on someone who actually did it.
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
Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history.
The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.
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
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.
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.
When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her.
Michel de Montaigne
Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity.
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 confess I enjoy democracy immensely. It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing.
H. L. Mencken
I enjoyed the courtroom as just another stage but not so amusing as Broadway.
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.
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.
You re-watch 'Napoleon Dynamite', and there's a lot of thrift shopping that goes on in that movie; there's a lot of funny stuff. It's definitely amusing, and paying 99 cents for a samurai sword is amazing.
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.
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?'
Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.
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.
Anybody, providing he knows how to be amusing, has the right to talk about himself.
It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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