"San Francisco isn’t in the same country as Lakeside anymore than New Orleans is in the same country as New York or Miami is in the same country as Minneapolis." "Is that so?" said Shadow, mildly. "Indeed it is. They may share certain cultural signifiers money, a federal government, entertainment it’s the same land, obviously but the only things that give it the illusion of being one country are the greenback, The Tonight Show, and McDonald’s."
We cannot keep thieves from looking in at our windows, but we need not give them Entertainment with open doors.thomas adam
We like to have a point of view in our stories, not an obvious moral, but a worthwhile theme. ...All we are trying to do is give the public good Entertainment. That is all they want.walt disney
For the mere purpose of Entertainment and the excitement of wonder, a display of brilliant electric experiments, even when performed in the most promiscuous and confused order, never fail to afford ample gratification to the curiosity. The studious observer, however, whose business is to inquire into the true beauties of the science, requires the most judicious arrangement of the phenomena that can possibly be devised, in order to facilitate his acquaintance with them, and with the laws by which they are displayed and associated with each other.william sturgeon
News, Opinion and Advertisment must all come under the head of Entertainment to a reasonable extentor they will not be read.People do not read to be bored. Unless a newspaper can make its material in every department interesting it simply is not read.Publicity handout for the Daily Express, quoted in A J P Taylor Beaverbrook (1972), ch.8.
What is art is not likely to be decided for decades or longer after the work has been producedand then is often redecidedso we must not think badly if we regard literature as Entertainment rather than as transcendent enlightenment.Richard Condon
Americarather, the United Statesseems to me to be the Jewamong the nations. It is resourceful, adaptable, maligned, envied, feared, imposed upon. It is warm- hearted, overfriendly; quick-witted, lavish, colorful; given to extravagant speech and gestures; its people are travellers and wanderers by nature, moving, shifting, restless; swarming in Fords, in ocean liners; craving Entertainment; volatile.Edna Ferber
We've dominated sports and we've dominated Entertainment, but our problem has been we've never been able to dominate money.We still don't own our share of business, and it's killing us. It's killing our communities.2003 On African Americans. Quoted in Los Angeles Magazine, Oct.
The hired journalist, I thought, ought to realize that he is partly in the Entertainment business and partly in the advertising business – advertising either goods, or a cause, or a government. He just has to make up his mind whom he wants to entertain, and what he wants to advertise.claud cockburn
When Steve McClaren said that he wasn't in the Entertainment business, I asked him what he was doing in football, because the game is all about Entertainment. Fans go to watch their team win, sure, but they also want to enjoy the game while they're about itstuart hall
I’m a movie star. Can I talk to my Entertainment lawyer?natasha lyonne
[T]he job of mass Entertainment is to cajole, seduce and flatter consumers to let them know that what they thought was right is right, and that their tastes and their immediate gratification are of the utmost concern of the purveyor. The job of the artist, on the other hand, is to say, wait a second, to the contrary, everything that we have thought is wrong. Let's reexamine it."Inteview by Richard Covington, Salon, October 25, 1997". Retrieved on 2013-06-17.
The analysis of character is the highest human Entertainment.Isaac Bashevis Singer
It's mind-boggling to consider that movies this bad are actually committed to film. The poor quality of The Pest in almost every category humor, intelligence, creativity, and just plain Entertainment value ranks it somewhere between a bad infomercial and a local cable newscast. Rarely do I consider the act of seeing a movie to be a chore, but this kind of experience is the exception - Directed By Paul Miller.james berardinelli
Looking back at Batman from a distance after all the hype has dried up and the franchise has at least temporarily been abandoned it's easy to see the movie for what it is: a moderately diverting motion picture that should have been shorter and better paced. There are a lot of things wrong with Batman , but it still makes for decent Entertainment in the fine tradition of the typical low-intelligence summer movie. The best thing that can be said about Batman is that it led to Batman Returns , which was a far superior effort.james berardinelli
The more we learn of the true nature of non-human animals, especially those with complex brains and corresponding complex social behavior, the more ethical concerns are raised regarding their use in the service of man whether this be in Entertainment, as "pets," for food, in research laboratories, or any of the other uses to which we subject them.jane goodall
What initially attracted me to The Seventh Seal was that it had values and characteristics which I was familiar with in other art forms, most notably, the European novel and certain forms on English drama, and indeed, in relation to my rather academic interest in history -- not "history" in the normal sense, but history as a form of Entertainment . It might be a very unfashionable view but I believe that history is an amazing bank or reserve area of plots, characterisations, extraordinary events, etc.Peter Greenaway
There's some Entertainment value in watching people juggle nitroglycerin.larry wall
The Information age is well upon us in seven major fields learning, diagnostics, management, physical planning, finance, Entertainment and communication.Ramesh Kundra, ?Usha Mujoo Munshi (2002) Information Management in the New Millennium. p. 643
Hollywood no longer offers Entertainment. Instead, activism has replaced acting, and sermons have supplanted stories. Instead of a good yarn, you get a yawn."2 Movie Gems Amid a Lot of Hollywood Hooey," WorldNetDaily.com, July 6, 2007.
An exotic and irrational Entertainment, which has been always combated, and always has prevailed.samuel johnson
Wherever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of liturgy has totally disappeared and been replaced by a kind of religious Entertainment. Such attraction fades quickly - it cannot compete in the market of leisure pursuits, incorporating as it increasingly does various forms of religious titillation.The Spirit of the Liturgy, 2000
We cannot keep thieves from looking in at our windows, but we need not give them Entertainment with open doors.Thomas Adam; reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895). p. 582
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