Quotations About / On:
A budget takes the fun out of money.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
How time flies when one has fun!
(Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Vladimir, in Waiting for Godot, p. 49, Grove Press (1954).)
Dictionaries are always fun, but not always reassuring.
(M.F.K. Fisher (b. 1908), U.S. author and food expert. Dubious Honors, part 2 (1988).
From a 1984 book review of Square Meals, by Jane and Michael Stern.)
The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with peoplethat is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature.
(James Thurber (1894-1961), U.S. humorist, illustrator. Transcript of Ed Murrow's television show Small World, CBS-TV (March 25, 1959). New York Post.)
People must not do things for fun. We are not here for fun. There is no reference to fun in any act of Parliament.
(A.P. (Sir Alan Patrick) Herbert (1890-1971), British author, politician. Lord Light, in Uncommon Law, "Is it a Free Country?" (1935).)
Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth.
(William Blake (1757-1827), British poet, painter, engraver. letter, Aug. 23, 1799. The Letters of William Blake (1956).)
That was the most fun I've ever had without laughing.
(Woody Allen (b. 1935), U.S. filmmaker, Marshall Brickman, U.S. Alvy Singer (Woody Allen), in Annie Hall (film) (1977).
repr. In Four Films of Woody Allen (1982).)
...I've found out it's fun to go shopping. It's such a feminine thing to do.
(Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), U.S. actor. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 41 (August 1972).
Raised in very modest circumstances, Monroe had recently gained fame and wealth as a movie actress.)
The young break rules for fun. The old for profit.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
Lying just for the fun of it is either art or pathology.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fifth Selection, New York (1988).)