— Jean Webster, livro Daddy-Long-Legs
— Pierre Corneille, Polyeucte
Polyeucte (1642), Je vous aime, Beaucoup moins que mon Dieu, mais bien plus que moi-même. Polyeucte, act IV, scene iii.
„I would sooner read a time-table or a catalogue than nothing at all. … They are much more entertaining than half the novels that are written.“
— W. Somerset Maugham, livro The Summing Up
The Summing Up (1938), p. 1
— Gregory Peck American actor 1916 - 2003
On exposing antisemitism in Gentleman's Agreement. Gregory Peck: A Charmed Life by Lynn Haney (2003). page 148. ISBN 0786714735.
„I doubt whether any angel would find me very entertaining. As for myself, if ever I do entertain one it will have to be unawares. When people entertain others without an introduction they generally turn out more like devils than angels.“
— Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902
The Note-Books of Samuel Butler (1912), Part X - The Position of a HomoUnius Libri, Entertaining Angels
„So I certainly don’t regard myself as brave. I just see myself—if I want to indulge a little immodesty—as rather more honest and outspoken than some other people I know.“
— Tony Judt British historian 1948 - 2010
Thinking the Twentieth Century (2012), Ch. 4 : King’s and Kibbutzim: Cambridge Zionist
„I think an artist can fit under a few different categories depending on how much you explore your creativity. It can vary from artist to artist from musician to performer to vocalist. I thrive on creativity. So in the long run I want to be an all around entertainer.“
— Christina Aguilera American singer 1980
A Christina Aguilera interview to MSN Live Chat 2000 - Compiled by bignoise.com http://www.bignoisenow.com/christina/msn.html (2000)
— Dale Carnegie American writer and lecturer 1888 - 1955
— Herman Wouk Pulitzer Prize-winning American author whose novels include The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance 1915 - 2019
Book-of-the-Month Club News (May 1985).
„We live in a stage of politics, where legislators seem to regard the passage of laws as much more important than the results of their enforcement.“
— William Howard Taft American politician, 27th President of the United States (in office from 1909 to 1913) 1857 - 1930
Our Chief Magistrate and His Powers (Columbia University Press, 1916), Chapter 6.
„Kurt Schwitters is the inventor of Merz and I, and aside of himself, he recognizes no one as a Merz artist or an I artist with highest regards.“
— Kurt Schwitters German artist 1887 - 1948
1920s, In: 'Die Blume Anna', a poem of Kurt Schwitters, published in 'Consistent Poetry Art' contribution to 'Magazine G', No. 3, ed. Hans Richter, 1924
„I am interested in entertaining people, in bringing pleasure, particularly laughter, to others, rather than being concerned with "expressing" myself with obscure creative impressions.“
— Walt Disney American film producer and businessman 1901 - 1966
Quoted in "The man behind 'The Magic Kingdom'" in The Gazette [Colorado Springs http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4191/is_20050507/ai_n14625292/print (7 May 2005)]
— Nigel Lythgoe Executive producer and television director 1949
On why he never dances on So You Think You Can Dance Looseleaf, Victoria (August 2007), "A MAN, A PLAN, A WILDLY SUCCESSFUL TV SHOW". Dance Magazine. 81 (8):46
„The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.“
— Vincent Van Gogh Dutch post-Impressionist painter (1853-1890) 1853 - 1890
1880s, 1888, Quote in Vincent's letter, from Arles, Tuesday, 18 September 1888; as cited in Van Gogh : The Self-portraits (1969) by Fritz Erpel, p. 17 Variant translations: The more I think about it, the more I realize there is nothing more artistic than to love others. As quoted in Mary Engelbreit's Words To Live By (1999) by Mary Engelbreit I tell you the more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.
— Julie Taymor American film and theatre director 1952
Context: We have a ways to go in understanding the power of puppetry … Our problem is for too long we have thought of puppets being for children. … The appeal of puppetry to me is it's much more freeing for an artist … Puppetry is a completely controllable means to attack your characters in every possible way. The artist has the possibility to create a much larger landscape with puppetry. The human becomes more human in that sense. Another of the great things about puppetry is the ability to transform. As quoted in "New York at Work; Puppeteer Creates Shows for Grown-Ups" by N. R. Kleinfield The New York Times (2 July 1991) http://www.nytimes.com/1991/07/02/nyregion/new-york-at-work-puppeteer-creates-shows-for-grown-ups.html
— Vanna Bonta Italian-American writer, poet, inventor, actress, voice artist (1958-2014) 1958 - 2014
Shades of the World, by Vanna Bonta; quoted in American Chronicle. Vanna Bonta interview, Inventors Digest: New Meaning To Beautiful http://archive.is/20120718091208/www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/101039 May 02, 2009
„I finally felt myself lifted definitively away on the winds of adventure toward worlds I envisaged would be stranger than they were, into situations I imagined would be much more normal than they turned out to be.“
— Ernesto Che Guevara, The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey