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A am a great friend of public amusements, they keep people from vice.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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Americans don't spend billions for entertainment. They spend it in search of entertainment.
~ Anonymous

 

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Compare the cinema with theatre. Both are dramatic arts. Theatre brings actors before a public and every night during the season they re-enact the same drama. Deep in the nature of theatre is a sense of ritual. The cinema, by contrast, transports its audience individually, singly, out of the theatre towards the unknown.
~ John Berger

 

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Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy gets the Catholic Church. America gets Hollywood.
~ Erica Jong

 

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Fun can be the dessert of our lives but never its main course.
~ Rabbi Harold S. Kushner

 

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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

 

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I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
~ Walt Disney

 

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The essential is to excite the spectators. If that means playing Hamlet on a flying trapeze or in an aquarium, you do it.
~ Orson Welles

 

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The Miss America contest is the most perfectly rendered theater in our culture, for it so perfectly captures what we yearn for: a low-class ritual, a polished restatement of vulgarity, that wants to open the door to high-class respectability by way of plain middle-class anxiety and ambition.
~ Gerald Early

 

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The only way to entertain some folks is to listen to them.
~ Kin Hubbard

 

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The reason I'm in this business, I assume all performers are -- it's ''Look at me, Ma!'' It's acceptance, you know -- ''Look at me, Ma, look at me, Ma, look at me, Ma.'' And if your mother watches, you'll show off till you're exhausted; but if your mother goes, Ptshew!
~ Lenny Bruce

 

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The ultimate sin of any performer is contempt for the audience.
~ Lester Bangs

 

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