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To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement.

Joseph Addison (1672-1719) English essayist, poet, and dramatist.

If those who are the enemies of innocent amusements had the direction of the world, they would take away the spring, and youth, the former from the year, the latter from human life.

Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) French novelist.

Amusement to an observing mind is study.

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.

The intellectual man requires a fine bait; the sots are easily amused. But everybody is drugged with his own frenzy, and the pageant marches at all hours, with music and banner and badge.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

When I play with my cat, who knows whether she is not amusing herself with me more than I with her.

Montaigne (1533-1592) French philosopher and essayist.

Life would be tolerable but for its amusements.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

Nothing is so perfectly amusing as a total change of ideas.

Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) British writer.