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).)
  • 5.
    Nothing in life is so fun as to hate yourself more than others do
    (Naldo Africa)
  • 6.
    Without Alcohol as adults, we can only rely on childishness to have fun.
  • 7.
    Be one have fun scatters rolling get none.
    (Once we United we can get all things. When we divided we lose everything.)
  • 8.
    form the fun and love we have, we suffer gruelingly the aftermath.
    (everything cause pain at the end - nothing is beautiful)
  • 9.
    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).)
  • 10.
    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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