Quotes and Sayings about Entertainment



"You have to look also to the media, where you have a vast majority of the loudest and most influential political voices in America media from people who came from the entertainment world."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: People, America, Entertainment, Majority, Media, World)

"My rejection of the idea of entertainment in its current form is based on the audience that comes with it."
- David Antin
(Related: Idea, Entertainment, Rejection)

"The Sophists' paradoxical talk pieces and their public debates were entertainment in 5th century Greece. And in that world, Socrates was an entertainer."
- David Antin
(Related: Entertainment, Greece, Public, Talk, World)

"From this entertainment industry, may the gods of language protect us."
- David Antin
(Related: Gods, Entertainment, Language, May)

"I don't know if anybody wants to mix their politics with their entertainment."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Politics, Entertainment)

"Culture relates to objects and is a phenomenon of the world; entertainment relates to people and is a phenomenon of life."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Life, People, Culture, Entertainment, World)

"Variety is more than a means of avoiding boredom, since art is more than an entertainment of the senses."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Art, Boredom, Entertainment, Senses, Variety)

"The interest of my mother was more in the entertainment field. She loved to go to concerts and to the theatre."
- Leon Askin
(Related: Mother, Entertainment, Interest, Theatre)

"What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Art, Food, Entertainment, Media, Popular)

"And being as I'm somebody who loves movies like The Machinist, I also love going along to big mass entertainment movies. I get in the mood for all kinds of movies, and so I like to try each of them."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Love, Movies, Being, Entertainment)

"Michael Eisner let it be known last week that he had no intention of leaving the entertainment business once he steps down as CEO of Disney in October."
- Peter Bart
(Related: Business, Disney, Entertainment, Intention, October)

"A mind at liberty to reflect on its own observations, if it produce nothing useful to the world, seldom fails of entertainment to itself."
- George Berkeley
(Related: Entertainment, Liberty, Mind, Nothing, World)

"Actually, one of the TSA guys showed me the Entertainment Weekly with the poster from the original in it, which also mentioned they were doing a remake. Caught me totally by surprise."
- Michael Berryman
(Related: Entertainment)

"When I worked for Entertainment Tonight I got to emcee Paul McCartney's press conference."
- Nina Blackwood
(Related: Entertainment, Press)

"Rock gives children, on a silver platter, with all the public authority of the entertainment industry, everything their parents always used to tell them they had to wait for until they grew up and would understand later."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Authority, Children, Entertainment, Parents, Public)

"I think video games are a great kind of entertainment. They have replaced a lot of games people normally play with their friends and neighbours, like Monopoly."
- Uwe Boll
(Related: People, Entertainment, Friends, Games, Play)

"I want to make films and write films, which will happen, I'm just taking a different route right now. I'm a bit of a chameleon with the whole entertainment industry so to speak."
- David Boreanaz
(Related: Entertainment, Now, Right, Want, Will)

"Well, you know, in this crazy world of entertainment, I would say if you have a dream, you have to pursue it."
- Caprice Bourret
(Related: Dream, Entertainment, World)

"I regard sports first and foremost as entertainment, so dry documentary narration is not for me."
- Jack Brickhouse
(Related: Sports, Entertainment, First)

"As an actor, I travel around a lot and live in a lot of hotels, and many times I've been in a town where the only entertainment to be had is what you find in the hotel bar or lobby."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Travel, Actor, Entertainment)

"It's funny how a chubby kid can just be having fun, and people call it entertainment!"
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Funny, People)

"When I was a kid, we had to rely on our imaginations for entertainment."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Entertainment)

"Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys, and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination - think up a story and go live it for an afternoon."
- Terry Brooks
(Related: Imagination, Entertainment, Growing up)

"Multinational corporations do control. They control the politicians. They control the media. They control the pattern of consumption, entertainment, thinking. They're destroying the planet and laying the foundation for violent outbursts and racial division."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Control, Corporations, Entertainment, Media, Politicians, Thinking)

"Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Entertainment, Passion, Propaganda, Television)

"Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Art, Entertainment, Passion, Propaganda, Television)

"I love entertaining people and this is entertainment."
- Jerry Bruckheimer
(Related: Love, People, Entertainment)

"Sport must be amateur or it is not sport. Sports played professionally are entertainment."
- Avery Brundage
(Related: Sports, Entertainment)

"It's tourists in New York. Everything is geared towards that. It's so hard on Broadway now for them to get people in there. They have to compete with so many other entertainments, so they have to bring a star in which puts people there out of work."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Work, People, Now, Tourists)

"My taste in music and entertainment is quite eclectic."
- Yancy Butler
(Related: Music, Entertainment, Taste)

"It is better to make a piece of music than to perform one, better to perform one than to listen to one, better to listen to one than to misuse it as a means of distraction, entertainment, or acquisition of "culture.""
- John Cage
(Related: Music, Entertainment)

"I was experiencing all the success the entertainment industry has to offer, but I knew there had to be something more. It was sort of through that God prepared me to hear about His great plan."
- Kirk Cameron
(Related: Success, God, Entertainment)

"If you want to be in the automotive business, you go to Detroit, and you figure it out. If you want to be in entertainment, go to where it's at. Go to Hollywood, go to New York."
- Nick Cannon
(Related: Business, Entertainment, Hollywood, Want)

"At its best, entertainment is going to be a subjective thing that can't win for everyone, while at worst, a particular game just becomes a random symbol for petty tribal behavior."
- John Carmack
(Related: Behavior, Entertainment, Symbol)

"If I had to put a name to it, I would wish that all my books were entertainments. I think the first thing you've got to do is grab the reader by the ear, and make him sit down and listen. Make him laugh, make him feel. We all want to be entertained at a very high level."
- John Le Carre
(Related: Books, First, Name, Want)

"In California, of all places, entertainment is the key to a vibrant economy. If we do not develop young adults capable of entering that world, the financial base of this state is sure to suffer and impact all of us."
- David Cassidy
(Related: Financial, Economy, Entertainment, Key, State, World)

"So, how to stay inside the world of entertainment without actually getting another job? I felt the only logical answer was to become a novelist. So I wrote the first book - driven by some very real feelings of desperation - and it worked."
- Lee Child
(Related: Feelings, Desperation, Entertainment, First, Job, World)

"They just wanted to show the entertainment world that we're vulnerable."
- Tommy Chong
(Related: Entertainment, World)

"I was one of the first generations to watch television. TV exposes people to news, to information, to knowledge, to entertainment. How is it bad?"
- Tom Clancy
(Related: People, Knowledge, Entertainment, First, Generations, Information, News, Television)

"It's not an anti-sex trip. Like, we're taking sex, which is probably another half of American entertainment, sex and violence, and we're projecting it, and we're saying this is the way everything is right now."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Sex, American, Entertainment, Now, Right, Saying, Violence)

"I think people feel starved of nice, glamorous entertainment. They want to see costumes and gaiety and a singer; old-fashioned entertainment - it won't die easily."
- Ronnie Corbett
(Related: People, Entertainment, Old, Want)

"Before machines the only form of entertainment people really had was relationships."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: People, Entertainment, Machines, Relationships)

"I'd be curious to find out, but I don't think people in the entertainment industry are proportionally more or less serious politically than anyone in the landscaping industry."
- David Cross
(Related: People, Entertainment)

"I moved further and further away from mass entertainment. The sexual element became increasingly sinister and bizarre. Don't blame me! The bastards drove me to it! They all backed off after that!"
- Robert Crumb
(Related: Bizarre, Blame, Entertainment)

"Bad Boy Entertainment did not shoot anybody. I didn't shoot anybody."
- Puff Daddy
(Related: Entertainment)

"We're making this as entertainment. But God willing, if this show stays on and people see a woman in that office for a while, I think it will help people become more used to it. It's certainly about time that we had a few female presidents."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Time, God, People, Entertainment, Help, Office, Will, Woman)

"This is government. There is no entertainment."
- Judy Davis
(Related: Government, Entertainment)

"I started The McCoys in 1962, so I'm approaching my 40th year in the entertainment business."
- Rick Derringer
(Related: Business, Entertainment)

"The entertainment industry is encouraging young people to defy and deceive their parents."
- Mike DeWine
(Related: People, Encouraging, Entertainment, Parents)

"The world is a stage, the stage is a world of entertainment."
- Howard Dietz
(Related: Entertainment, World)

"Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Movies, Adulthood, Entertainment, Ideals, Influence, Objectives)

"It's no secret that we were sticking just about every nickel we had on the chance that people would really be interested in something totally new and unique in the field of entertainment."
- Walt Disney
(Related: People, Chance, Entertainment)

"Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world."
- Walt Disney
(Related: People, Animation, Entertainment, Information, Pleasure, World)

"I never called my work an 'art' It's part of show business, the business of building entertainment."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Business, Work, Building, Entertainment)

"I realize that the majority of people in the entertainment business happen to be Democrats. I have no problem with that. And they should have no problem with the fact that I'm a Republican."
- Shannen Doherty
(Related: Business, People, Democrats, Entertainment, Fact, Majority, Republican)

"A lot of our entertainment throws into detail the stagnation and illness of how we live today-it's sad and it's sick... and it's profitable."
- Heather Donahue
(Related: Detail, Entertainment, Illness, Today)

"Fashion is entertainment. That's why these top models are so fascinating to kids. They're dying to know about Naomi and Christy, or whoever we've declared the new one this afternoon."
- Carrie Donovan
(Related: Dying, Entertainment, Fashion, Kids)

"For hundreds of years, that was the major form of entertainment: The grown-ups sat around and watched the kids play. Now they sit around and watch the television. The actors are the kids."
- David Duchovny
(Related: Actors, Kids, Now, Play, Television, Years)

"You really have to soak up the culture of the people to get it right. If you're making a fiction film, it's entertainment, but you want it to be as real as possible."
- Robert Duvall
(Related: People, Culture, Entertainment, Fiction, Film, Right, Want)

"I think professional sports, football, to use it as an example, it's fundamentally a form of entertainment."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Sports, Entertainment, Example, Football)

"We cannot escape that Hollywood is in the middle of a wave of technological change. The current angst over all the implications of new entertainment technology is nothing new."
- Michael Eisner
(Related: Technology, Change, Entertainment, Hollywood, Nothing)

"Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Time, People, Entertainment, Television)

"If did go back to school, I would want to learn another aspect of the entertainment industry like to become a producer or an agent, you need a law degree."
- Ethan Embry
(Related: Entertainment, Law, School, Want)

"The delusion of entertainment is devoid of meaning. It may amuse us for a bit, but after the initial hit we are left with the dark feeling of desolation."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Delusion, Entertainment, Feeling, May, Meaning)

"If you do things with a certain type of result and cause a certain type of reaction or effect, then you increase your market value. It's very much a competition for the entertainment dollar, and that's never been more clearly evident than in today's NBA game."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Cause, Competition, Effect, Entertainment, Result, Today, Value)

"Politics has become entertainment."
- Joe Eszterhas
(Related: Politics, Entertainment)

"I learned a long time ago: You're in the entertainment business. You're not in the reality business. One has absolutely nothing to do with the other."
- Dennis Farina
(Related: Time, Business, Entertainment, Nothing, Reality)

"I believe that science fiction is as profound as you want it to be or it can be very simple entertainment, and I'm all for very simple entertainment. Every now and then we all need to come home, veg-out, watch something and not think too deeply about it. It's what you want it to be. We tend to steer clear of being pedantic; it's entertainment first, otherwise we'd be on a lecture circuit."
- Joe Flanigan
(Related: Science, Home, Being, Entertainment, Fiction, First, Now, Want)

"I think the Internet's been a tremendous tool in terms of breaking down the power structure of information and entertainment, particularly at a time when so much information and entertainment were in the hands of so few people, with multinationals owning everything."
- Dave Foley
(Related: Power, Time, People, Entertainment, Information, Internet)

"We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience."
- Gary L. Francione
(Related: Amusement, Animals, Defense, Entertainment, Pleasure)

"That's what Kiss is all about - not just music, but entertainment, y'know? We're there to take you away from your problems, and rock and roll all night and party every day for those two hours you're at the concert."
- Ace Frehley
(Related: Music, Kiss, Day, Entertainment, Night, Party, Problems)

"Universities exist to transmit knowledge and understanding of ideas and values to students not to provide entertainment for spectators or employment for athletes."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Knowledge, Ideas, Values, Athletes, Entertainment, Students, Understanding)

"We're the only dance in town. We don't compete with any professional teams for the entertainment dollar."
- Hayden Fry
(Related: Dance, Entertainment)

"In our show you have to pay attention and know what happened before. I think it's very intelligent entertainment. It makes demands of viewers that a lot of shows don't."
- Victor Garber
(Related: Attention, Entertainment)

"Our career path has tended to be the most perverse and contrary approach to the entertainment industry imaginable, while at the same time doing the kinds of things that you have to do, the videos, the photos and all that sort of stuff."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Time, Career, Entertainment)

"Americas are, for a variety of reasons, the most adept at producing the kind of entertainment that delivers easy satisfactions."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Entertainment, Variety)

"Mobile entertainment is a huge opportunity. We are committed to mobile just as much as we are to PCs."
- Rob Glaser
(Related: Opportunity, Entertainment)

"The movie industry is committed to working with the technology sector to find innovative new ways to deliver entertainment to consumers."
- Dan Glickman
(Related: Technology, Entertainment)

"The creative works of the entertainment industry belong to the millions of people who make them and are not for others to steal or unlawfully distribute."
- Dan Glickman
(Related: People, Entertainment)

"Pictures are for entertainment, messages should be delivered by Western Union."
- Samuel Goldwyn
(Related: Entertainment)

"I don't like to be entertaining. I don't like the feeling of being entertaining. If there was a musical or a comedy that was not just for entertainment but was rooted in something I could relate to on a real level, then I think I would do it."
- Ryan Gosling
(Related: Being, Comedy, Entertainment, Feeling)

"I believe in broken, fractured, complicated narratives, but I believe in narratives as a vehicle for truth, not simply as a form of entertainment, though I love entertainment, but also a way of conveying what needs to be conveyed about the works that I care about."
- Stephen Greenblatt
(Related: Love, Truth, Care, Entertainment, Needs)

"And as I reinvent myself and I'm constantly curious about everything, I can't wait to see what's around the corner in newfound art and entertainment and exploration."
- Pam Grier
(Related: Art, Entertainment, Exploration)

"Outside of the mindless sitcoms that the networks thrive on, people able to think generally consider most entertainment is escape in one form or another."
- Gary Gygax
(Related: People, Entertainment)

"I think it's even harder because I think as always, Hollywood is sort of glamour central for the world, and the entire world looks to it for not only entertainment, but the whole idea of the youth factor and youth being sold to our culture via young actors and actresses."
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Related: Idea, Actors, Being, Culture, Entertainment, Glamour, Hollywood, World, Youth)

"Even though there's an entertainment value to the film, I think it's very important because you can't really separate the impact of that political message from it. It's rare that you get films like that I think; that really have an important message and are also entertaining."
- Woody Harrelson
(Related: Entertainment, Film, Value)

"So our films had a lot more to them than entertainment value, and I'm glad that a lot of people recognize that now. People realize now the value of them as educational."
- Ray Harryhausen
(Related: People, Entertainment, Now, Value)

"When you look at what we spend on entertainment, whether it's on CDs, music, DVDs, there is so much money invested in that, people want to know a little more about the stars they're paying to see or hear."
- Mary Hart
(Related: Money, Music, People, Entertainment, Stars, Want)

"People magazine had been around for a short period of time, but nobody had thought about putting entertainment news on a nightly basis on television."
- Mary Hart
(Related: Time, Thought, People, Entertainment, News, Television)

"I can't say I'm happy to be talking about John Ritter and his passing. In my 21 years of Entertainment Tonight, this really was one of the most shocking and sad things to have happened."
- Mary Hart
(Related: Entertainment, Talking, Years)

"I'd just like to inspire people to be themselves and do what they want and not conform to the rigid guidelines of the music or entertainment business."
- Juliana Hatfield
(Related: Business, Music, People, Entertainment, Want)

"I didn't get into entertainment until I was like 31. I didn't star in a movie until I was 46."
- Paul Hogan
(Related: Entertainment)

"I enjoy being part of the entertainment industry, although I'm the laziest person that I've met yet in this business."
- Paul Hogan
(Related: Business, Being, Entertainment)

"They weren't interested in entertainment. They were tough. I learned one trick, which was to be quieter than they were until they had to look at you. It took a lot of agressiveness."
- Judy Holliday
(Related: Entertainment)

"There are days when any electrical appliance in the house, including the vacuum cleaner, seems to offer more entertainment possibilities than the television set."
- Harriet Van Horne
(Related: Entertainment, Possibilities, Television)

"Now we're doing it for different reasons. We're doing it to bring back the families to the game, people who love the game, and make it an affordable night's entertainment."
- Bobby Hull
(Related: Love, People, Entertainment, Night, Now)

"I'll bet Shakespeare compromised himself a lot; anybody who's in the entertainment industry does to some extent."
- Christopher Isherwood
(Related: Entertainment, Shakespeare)

"Good thing we've still got politics in Texas - finest form of free entertainment ever invented."
- Molly Ivins
(Related: Politics, Entertainment)

"I think PSP is going to be the most successful handheld entertainment device ever. What it will do in terms of the versatility, obviously you can download music to it, and you'll be able to enjoy all your great tunes on it."
- Ian Jackson
(Related: Music, Successful, Entertainment, Will)

"I think you can expect Sony, in the case of PSP specifically, to deliver a technology that is going to reinvent and change handheld entertainment, and take it to a brand new level."
- Ian Jackson
(Related: Change, Technology, Entertainment)

"Maybe entertainment is not supposed to be reality."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Entertainment, Reality)

"I'm like Cab Calloway: I love the entertainment, and I've loved entertaining people ever since I was little."
- Wyclef Jean
(Related: Love, People, Entertainment)

"To me, thoughts are fun and art is fun. The strength of our society should not be idle entertainments but the joy of pursuing ideas."
- Philip Kaufman
(Related: Art, Society, Ideas, Strength, Thoughts, Fun, Joy)

"The makers of entertainment must try, in our field, to be honest and grown-up."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Entertainment)

"I get to see the different sides of skating now which involves not only competing, but entertainment."
- Nancy Kerrigan
(Related: Entertainment, Now)

"When we, through our educational culture, through the media, through the entertainment culture, give our children the impression that human beings cannot control their passions, we are telling them, in effect, that human beings cannot be trusted with freedom."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: Impression, Control, Children, Culture, Effect, Entertainment, Freedom, Media)

"I think the act of condensing months or years of work down to a couple hours of entertainment is pretty wild and extremely rewarding."
- Richard King
(Related: Work, Act, Entertainment, Months, Pretty, Years)

"Entertainment is in art like color in pictures."
- Martin Kippenberger
(Related: Art, Entertainment)

"Entertainment and art are not isolated."
- Martin Kippenberger
(Related: Art, Entertainment)

"This is where you see the truth of entertainment, because it is not edited. You see it on stage as it is happening. Even if we fall down or forget our words, it's a part of live entertainment."
- Eartha Kitt
(Related: Truth, Entertainment, Forget, Words)

"In Fargo, they say, well, that's a job. How well do you get paid? For example, for this book I was written about in Entertainment Weekly, and it was kind of cool because my mom asked me if Entertainment Weekly was a magazine or a newspaper."
- Chuck Klosterman
(Related: Mom, Entertainment, Example, Job)

"Television is much better crafted today then in the 70s. The content is less positive but I'm one of those that feel our entertainment reflects our world, it's not a driver - art imitates life."
- Christopher Knight
(Related: Art, Life, Positive, Content, Entertainment, Television, Today, World)

"If something in your writing gives support to people in their lives, that's more than just entertainment-which is what we writers all struggle to do, to touch people."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: People, Entertainment, Struggle, Support, Writers, Writing)

"The bulk of my set is instrumental and you have to give yourself and the audience some relief because a performance is not about great guitar playing it's really about entertainment."
- Leo Kottke
(Related: Performance, Entertainment, Guitar)

"Business is difficult. But it could be approached two ways: Seriously, or with the same way you're doing your job, with entertainment aspect, with pleasure, with fun. And we decided to try to make it as fun that we do our creativity."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: Business, Creativity, Entertainment, Fun, Job, Pleasure)

"Writing detective stories is about writing light literature, for entertainment. It isn't primarily a question of writing propaganda or classical literature."
- Steig Larsson
(Related: Entertainment, Light, Literature, Propaganda, Question, Writing)

"Crime stories are, as you know, one of the most popular forms of entertainment that exist. If you then try to have something to say... that I have, of course."
- Steig Larsson
(Related: Crime, Entertainment, Popular)

"In dire economic times, movies are relatively inexpensive entertainment for the whole family."
- John Lasseter
(Related: Family, Movies, Entertainment)

"Rose was sexy. It was my fantasy about her. She accomplished so much and came from so little in terms of a background that would have prepared her for the world, let alone the world of entertainment."
- Linda Lavin
(Related: Entertainment, Fantasy, World)

"We've finally told the world that this is sports entertainment, and I think one of the best forms of entertainment is anything that's fun or funny, something that you really enjoy watching or listening to."
- Jerry Lawler
(Related: Sports, Funny, Entertainment, Listening, World)

"I'm lucky that a lot of my friends are in the entertainment industry."
- Sean Lennon
(Related: Entertainment, Friends)

"I probably worked every single entertainment medium, including some that don't exist. I worked the circus, carnival, I had my own medicine show, I worked 18 years of radio."
- Al Lewis
(Related: Carnival, Entertainment, Medicine, Years)

"It's disappointing to see films become pure entertainment, so that it's not an art form."
- Richard Linklater
(Related: Art, Entertainment)

"For the past 32 years, I've done nothing outside the entertainment business. I've had some real highs and some real lows, but I love the work so much that I never once thought of quitting."
- Meat Loaf
(Related: Love, Work, Business, Thought, Entertainment, Nothing, Past, Quitting, Years)

"I think in a weird way that the entertainment industry is strangely more brutally honest than any other."
- Donal Logue
(Related: Entertainment)

"My brother Cody is 19. He wants to stay out of the limelight and become a lawyer. I want him to be an entertainment lawyer, so he can help me out!"
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Brother, Entertainment, Help, Want)

"Writers are in the entertainment business, and it gives me lots of pleasure to entertain my readers."
- Brian Lumley
(Related: Business, Entertainment, Pleasure, Writers)

"The game has kept faith with the public, maintaining its old admission price for nearly thirty years while other forms of entertainment have doubled and tripled in price. And it will probably never change."
- Connie Mack
(Related: Change, Faith, Entertainment, Old, Public, Will, Years)

"I was a very happy child, so to speak. But, since we didn't have video games or television, and very little radio, in terms of a form of entertainment, I used to read a lot and I would draw a lot, and those two things used to occupy my time."
- Mako
(Related: Time, Entertainment, Games, Television)

"I've been chased. I've been pushed. I've been screamed at. I've been verbally abused. I've been afraid for my safety. But I did it all in the name of entertainment."
- Howie Mandel
(Related: Entertainment, Name, Safety)

"Is adult entertainment killing our children? or is killing our children entertaining our adults?"
- Marilyn Manson
(Related: Children, Entertainment, Killing)

"I want to direct, write, produce... y'know, I love the entertainment industry."
- Jason Marsden
(Related: Love, Entertainment, Want)

"I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot."
- Steve Martin
(Related: Art, Entertainment)

"First and foremost, I would like to start off by saying that just because my husband is an entertainer, that does not mean that our personal business is for everyone's entertainment purposes."
- Kim Mathers
(Related: Business, HusbEntertainment, First, Saying)

"Let's be real: It's just TV; it's just entertainment."
- Chi McBride
(Related: Entertainment)

"I have never read for entertainment, but rather for understanding and to satisfy my eager curiosity."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Curiosity, Entertainment, Understanding)

"Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Education, Entertainment, First)

"That crossover of whether it's entertainment or news is the biggest crock of b.s. in television today, because it's all entertainment."
- Vince McMahon
(Related: Entertainment, News, Television, Today)

"The stated mission at the time was simply to use the influence of the entertainment industry to do an accurate portrayal of drug and alcohol abuse. We all admit that we're not trying to censor anybody."
- Gerald McRaney
(Related: Time, Abuse, Alcohol, Entertainment, Influence, Mission, Trying)

"The entertainment is in the presentation."
- John McTiernan
(Related: Entertainment)

"The standard entertainment industry reaction to Hollywood's box office slump reveals the same shallow, materialistic mindset that helped create the problem in the first place."
- Michael Medved
(Related: Entertainment, First, Hollywood, Office)

"I had given up the theater and everything propelled me into entertainment. And I didn't resist it."
- Vincente Minnelli
(Related: Entertainment, Theater)

"No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting."
- Mary Wortley Montagu
(Related: Entertainment, Pleasure, Reading)

"When I was producing on my own, I was doing it in order to - in a very patriarchal entertainment industry, let alone planet - very much hell-bent on trying to prove to myself, if nothing else, that I could do it as a woman."
- Alanis Morissette
(Related: Entertainment, Hell, Nothing, Order, Trying, Woman)

"I'm very lucky to work in so many different arenas of the entertainment industry and I do enjoy them all, but making music - original music - in the studio or live onstage is definitely my favorite thing to do."
- Bill Mumy
(Related: Music, Work, Entertainment, Favorite)

"I mean, I think in the early days we were pretty... pretty British in our entertainment leads."
- Graeme Murphy
(Related: Entertainment, Pretty)

"Europe is scooters. Europe is five young people on one bench sharing a chocolate bar. Their idea of entertainment and fun is so much different than ours, which is exactly why a movie about them would be funny."
- Mike Myers
(Related: Funny, People, Idea, Entertainment, Europe, Sharing)

"It's very easy to confuse Sean Connery with James Bond. Sometimes in the entertainment industry, people believe the cake is more real than the baker."
- Judd Nelson
(Related: People, Entertainment)

"Not necessity, not desire - no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything - health, food, a place to live, entertainment - they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Love, Power, Food, Health, Men, Desire, Entertainment, Necessity, Will)

"The average person is gregarious; there is something in the spirit of the crowd that adds to the enjoyment of entertainment."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: Enjoyment, Entertainment, Spirit)

"The cinema is an institution nowadays, with its roots sunk deep in the hearts of the millions of people who find enjoyment and entertainment in going to the pictures."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: People, Cinema, Deep, Enjoyment, Entertainment)

"There is an atmosphere about the picture theatre that speaks of entertainment and relaxation. The charming surroundings, good music, and the fact that each visitor is determined to enjoy a few hours of holiday all exert an influence on the mind."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: Music, Entertainment, Fact, Holiday, Influence, Mind, Relaxation, Theatre)

"We were asked to believe that the variety and the novelty of even the crude films of the early days would provide a means of entertainment which would cut out the stage."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: Entertainment, Novelty, Variety)

"It seems that entertainment is what most excites us and what we value above everything else."
- Carroll O'Connor
(Related: Entertainment, Value)

"I do not regard advertising as entertainment or an art form, but as a medium of information."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: Art, Advertising, Entertainment, Information)

"Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Business, Being, Care, Entertainment, Man, Nothing, Passion, Rest)

"We will emerge stronger as a diverse community; the area will be rebuilt with life around the clock, new buildings, restaurants, places of entertainment."
- George Pataki
(Related: Life, Community, Entertainment, Restaurants, Will)

"There's a huge demand for my entertainment, and I can't meet the need. So I decided to try a TV show to reach as many of my fans as possible."
- Tyler Perry
(Related: Entertainment, Fans)

"I think there's always a call for people who are bucking the norm. But I don't expect it to happen now because I think that more than ever the entertainment industry is trying to serve as a distraction, to keep people from thinking too hard."
- Guy Picciotto
(Related: People, Entertainment, Now, Thinking, Trying)

"Movies and television shows based on comic books constitute the worst single genre in the history of filmed entertainment (with the exception of porn)."
- John Podhoretz
(Related: History, Movies, Books, Entertainment, Television)

"I mean, certainly it's the single biggest event, I think, in terms of popular entertainment, or art even, if you say that, of the 20th Century. It's been film. It's the 20th Century's real art form."
- Sydney Pollack
(Related: Art, Entertainment, Film, Popular)

"Age is very important in the entertainment industry."
- Rajendra Prasad
(Related: Age, Entertainment)

"I don't want to be someone's entertainment."
- Priscilla Presley
(Related: Entertainment, Want)

"We had no electricity, no gas. Food was probably our greatest entertainment - the most fun thing that we could do was food."
- Paul Prudhomme
(Related: Food, Electricity, Entertainment, Fun)

"Whereas money is a means to an end for a filmmaker, to the corporate mind money is the end. Right now, I think independent film is very confused, because there's excess pressure in the marketplace for entertainment to pay off."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Money, Corporate, End, Entertainment, Excess, Film, Mind, Now, Pressure, Right)

"Florida has tons of entertainment opportunities because Walt Disney World and Universal Studios are there."
- Kevin Richardson
(Related: Disney, Entertainment, World)

"Exactly when people are in turmoil is the time that the entertainment business has always been at its best. Because people don't want to be reminded every day that they are under siege, or that they're not having a great time of life."
- Lionel Richie
(Related: Business, Life, Time, People, Day, Entertainment, Want)

"We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age."
- Tony Robbins
(Related: Age, Entertainment, Information)

"It's the sad thing about entertainment, it's not always about who is the best."
- Jake Roberts
(Related: Entertainment)

"Modern Carpet Designs may provide endless entertainment for your guests."
- William Heath Robinson
(Related: Entertainment, Guests, May)

"On a scale of the United States, the Hollywood influence on what comes out, that's not the majority views of across the country. What we read in Us Weekly or People magazine, or Entertainment Tonight, it's not what the majority of the country is thinking."
- Kid Rock
(Related: People, Country, Entertainment, Hollywood, Influence, Majority, states, Thinking, United)

"Music is the one part of the entertainment business where you can't fool anybody into buying a record."
- Nile Rodgers
(Related: Business, Music, Buying, Entertainment, Fool)

"You could not receive a young man in your room; you might be permitted to have him to tea in one of the public reception rooms, but you could accept no invitation from young men to tea or other entertainment without a chaperone from the College."
- Dora Russell
(Related: Men, College, Entertainment, Man, Public, Tea)

"It's supposed to be entertainment. It's not supposed to be a documentary."
- Jeri Ryan
(Related: Entertainment)

"I'd like to see myself married with a child and hopefully still involved in the entertainment business as an actor who is also able to write a bit and direct some projects."
- Fred Savage
(Related: Business, Actor, Entertainment, Projects)

"News events cannot be controlled, nor can newscasts be mapped out like entertainment shows."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Entertainment, Events, News)

"I don't think it's about entertainment. I think it's about being ourselves."
- Diane Sawyer
(Related: Being, Entertainment)

"Except here it's more power, more energy, younger and also in Europe it's still not only entertainment. Theater or films are looked at as a moral institution. That's why maybe they're so poetic. Here it's clear entertainment."
- Maximilian Schell
(Related: Power, Energy, Entertainment, Europe, Theater)

"You go to LA, or you go to New York, and it's really fun to go there. But they're not grounded. Everybody is just competing all the time for the limelight. It's too much entertainment industry. There are too many choices. And it's distracting to me."
- Bob Seger
(Related: Time, Choices, Entertainment, Fun)

"Working in the entertainment industry exposes me to every current cosmetic fad."
- Connie Sellecca
(Related: Entertainment)

"I can pretty much call anyone, whether at the White House, in a company or in the media. I have access, because of the silliness of the entertainment world and how people react to it. It gave me an enormous opportunity to do anything I really want to."
- Andrew Shue
(Related: People, Opportunity, Company, Entertainment, Media, Pretty, Want, World)

"Sports is the only entertainment where, no matter how many times you go back, you never know the ending."
- Neil Simon
(Related: Sports, Ending, Entertainment)

"The analysis of character is the highest human entertainment."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
(Related: Character, Entertainment)

"I hardly ever listen to any of our old stuff now. Once the songs have been recorded and put on to vinyl they become someone else's entertainment, not mine."
- Robert Smith
(Related: Entertainment, Now, Old, Songs)

"After the Rodgers and Hammerstein revolution, songs became part of the story, as opposed to just entertainments in between comedy scenes."
- Stephen Sondheim
(Related: Comedy, Revolution, Songs)

"It's important to remember that, first and foremost, if not only, this is entertainment. "The West Wing" isn't meant to be good for you."
- Aaron Sorkin
(Related: Entertainment, First)

"There are too many fawning entertainment shows out there and not one of them is making fun of it all."
- David Spade
(Related: Entertainment, Fun)

"I am a professional performer and I only appear on TV for entertainment or for philanthropic organizations, and I consider this a very serious matter that doesn't fit into either category."
- Lionel Stander
(Related: Entertainment)

"Today's terrorists are pursuing a distinct route. They are increasingly attacking civilians in symbolic targets, such as those of economic importance, or venues of bustling life like public transportation or entertainment, like nightclubs."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: Life, Entertainment, Importance, Public, Today)

"Once a person has all the things they need to live, everything else is entertainment."
- Neal Stephenson
(Related: Entertainment)

"I'm an entertainer in the military-entertainment complex."
- Bruce Sterling
(Related: Military)

"In this business, you just never know from day to day. It's one reason I held off getting too involved in entertainment. I like being able to plan, I like to know what I'm going to be doing."
- Parker Stevenson
(Related: Business, Being, Day, Entertainment, Reason)

"I wouldn't tell you anything about anybody I cared about because it becomes entertainment for other people, and it sort of just cheapens everything in your life. I would never tell you if I was dating anybody."
- Kristen Stewart
(Related: Dating, Life, People, Entertainment)

"And yet, in a culture like ours, which is given to material comforts, and addicted to forms of entertainment that offer immediate gratification, it is surprising that so much poetry is written."
- Mark Strand
(Related: Poetry, Culture, Entertainment)

"Sports and entertainment have always been windows of opportunity for African Americans, when other doors were closed."
- Lynn Swann
(Related: Sports, Opportunity, African, Americans, Entertainment, Windows)

"Music is escapism, it's entertainment."
- Andy Taylor
(Related: Music, Entertainment, Escapism)

"I'd like to do a television show that is encouraging, useful, and clean, and I'd like to go up against Entertainment Tonight and beat it."
- John Tesh
(Related: Encouraging, Entertainment, Television)

"Well, first of all it's entertainment. That stops us becoming too pretentious or thinking we're great artists."
- Richard Thompson
(Related: Artists, Entertainment, First, Thinking)

"All I have is my performance, I try to feed in the best of everything that I could possibly do into those 90 minutes and to make a live entertainment show out of it."
- George Thorogood
(Related: Performance, Entertainment)

"I was always looking ahead. I used to do all kinds of things for entertainment. When I was young, we had no radio, no TV. We were 30 miles from the public library, out in the sticks in Western Kansas, and so I'd do arithmetic exercises."
- Clyde Tombaugh
(Related: Arithmetic, Entertainment, Public)

"I need that on stage. I need a burst of life. That's entertainment for me."
- Tina Turner
(Related: Life, Entertainment)

"Whether you've done anything wrong or not people will write whatever they want, so it's just a matter of not reading it, not buying into it, and hopefully the people that do read it realise that it's just fictional stories for entertainment."
- Holly Valance
(Related: People, Buying, Entertainment, Reading, Want, Will, Wrong)

"I always said I was never gonna be an entertainer, Suicide was never supposed to be entertainment."
- Alan Vega
(Related: Entertainment, Suicide)

"The whole format of entertainment that I did seems to be fading away. The music business of today is completely different when you see the videos and the music."
- Bobby Vinton
(Related: Business, Music, Entertainment, Today)

"Suddenly, the screens were dominated by American entertainment to the extent of something like 95 percent. As a result, audiences turned away from the kinds of films that we used to make."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: American, Audiences, Entertainment, Result)

"Why does there exist a global American entertainment industry, but there isn't an equivalent coming from France or Italy? This is the case simply because the English language opens the whole world to the American cinema."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: American, Cinema, English, Entertainment, France, Italy, Language, World)

"In the first years after the systemic transition, our screens showed American entertainment that had not been available before, or had been available only sporadically."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: American, Entertainment, First, Years)

"It is frustrating to be a Black woman in the entertainment industry."
- Dionne Warwick
(Related: Entertainment, Woman)

"In a cruel and evil world, being cynical can allow you to get some entertainment out of it."
- Daniel Waters
(Related: Being, Entertainment, Evil, World)

"Entertainment today constantly emphasises the message that things are wonderful the way they are. But there is another kind of cinema, which says that change is possible and necessary and it's up to you."
- Wim Wenders
(Related: Change, Cinema, Entertainment, Today)

"Everything is entertainment; criticism is now entertainment and it seems that the French directors have woken up one day and suddenly realised that they were not backed up any more."
- Wim Wenders
(Related: Criticism, Day, Entertainment, Now)

"For us music is mainly part of the entertainment world and is often a luxury."
- Wim Wenders
(Related: Music, Entertainment, Luxury, World)

"It was darn nigh impossible for women in rock in the '70s. There wasn't a mold if you were a woman and you were in the entertainment in the '70s. You were probably a disco diva or a folk singer, or simply ornamental. Radio would play only one woman per hour."
- Ann Wilson
(Related: Women, Entertainment, Folk, Play, Woman)

"I look at each episode in two ways - from a design standpoint and from an entertainment standpoint - this is TV, after all. We usually succeed on at least one of the levels."
- Douglas Wilson
(Related: Design, Entertainment, Succeed)

"Let's stop playing with ourselves and get on with the entertainment, shall we?"
- April Winchell
(Related: Entertainment)

"No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused with an author in her closet."
- Mary Wortley
(Related: Company, Entertainment, Loss, Pleasure, Reading, Regret, Variety, Want, Will)

"I've never considered myself a celebrity or even part of the entertainment business. I'm a cooking teacher."
- Martin Yan
(Related: Business, Celebrity, Cooking, Entertainment)

"When entertainment was begun, during the Depression, it was supposed to take people's minds off reality. People could sing, dance, act or do anything. It was the type of entertainment that was available."
- Tina Yothers
(Related: People, Dance, Act, Depression, Entertainment, Reality)

"Acting is definitely put at the back of my mind, if it's there at all right now. It's all entertainment."
- Tina Yothers
(Related: Acting, Entertainment, Mind, Now, Right)

"Politics is the entertainment branch of industry."
- Frank Zappa
(Related: Politics, Entertainment)

"I think it is good escapist entertainment even though it's bad."
- Rob Zombie
(Related: Entertainment)