Quotations About / On: FUN

  • 1.
    I've always had the notion that people go to spectator sports to have fun and then they grab the paper to read about it and have fun again.
    (Walter Wellesley (Red) Smith (1905-1982), U.S. author, sports columnist, reporter. A personal recollection that originally appeared in No Cheering in the Press Box by Jerome Holtzman. The Red Smith Reader, "I'd Like to Be Called a Good Reporter," Random House (1982).)
  • 2.
    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 people—that 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.)
  • 3.
    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).)
  • 4.
    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).)
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  • 5.
    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).)
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  • 6.
    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).)
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  • 7.
    A budget takes the fun out of money.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 8.
    Haute Couture should be fun, foolish and almost unwearable.
    (Christian Lacroix (b. 1951), French fashion designer. Quoted in Observer (London, December 27, 1987).)
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  • 9.
    Remember the fun we had when you poisoned me?
    (Robb White, and William Castle. Frederick Loren (Vincent Price), House on Haunted Hill, to his wife (1958).)
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  • 10.
    How time flies when one has fun!
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Vladimir, in Waiting for Godot, p. 49, Grove Press (1954).)
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