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Feel Very

The main objective of our cinema is to entertain. If you can pass on a message at the same time, that is fantastic, but if the audience does not feel they are going to be entertained by the film, they are not going to watch it. There are many examples of very responsible and great films that are being made, but nobody goes to watch them.

- Abhishek Bachchan

Always Felt

I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.

- Abigail Adams

Feel Deal

I have to be entertained by what I'm writing, so a lot of my stuff has a goofiness or scatological quality. If these characters can entertain me, then I feel like I can deal with the darker or more serious stuff.

- Adam Rapp

Like Comfortably

I like to entertain at home, to live beautifully but comfortably.

- Aerin Lauder

College Very

I acted out a lot. I was very nerdy. I was very isolated, which I made up for by kind of talking and trying to entertain people and get them to like me, so I did theatre and improv in high school and college, but always as a hobby.

- Aisha Tyler


I've always wanted to entertain people, and when I was in school, I was interested in creative writing, but wrestling was always there. When I ran into financial problems, I just figured when life gives you lemons, you have to make lemonade.

- AJ Lee

Climb Whenever

Whenever I climb I have to also entertain.

- Alain Robert

Fiction Means

I am there to entertain. I call my work high escape fiction; it's high, it's good - but it's escape, and I have no delusions about that. I have no ambition to be a serious writer, whatever that means.

- Alan Furst

Away Communicate

I saw music as a way to entertain people and take them away from their daily lives and put smiles on their faces, as opposed to what I see it being now, which is a way for me to actually communicate, and a way for me to tap into my subconscious.

- Alanis Morissette

Love About

But I love to entertain. My vocation is to accrue all these experiences, to write about them, to get them out of my system, to not get sick, and then to share them publicly.

- Alanis Morissette

Thought Occupy

I never thought about writing a novel until I was 13, and that happened by chance. I was on school holidays, and I was bored, and I thought I just wanted to do something to occupy myself instead of asking, 'What can I do, mum? Entertain me.' I started, and it really just took over, and I realised, 'Wow, this is an amazing experience.'

- Alexandra Adornetto

Here Deal

Here is just the beginning of a list of skills that exam results cannot possibly hope to reflect: interpersonal skills, the ability to entertain, how articulate we are as speakers, our ability to work as part of a team, the ability to deal with challenges and invention.

- Alexandra Adornetto

Pass Other

People talk to pass the time, share information, and entertain each other.

- Alexandra Petri

Woman Very

There are very few record companies who will entertain a middle-aged woman coming to them with original material.

- Alison Moyet

Other Delicate

I was recently asked about the business side of 'Biggest Loser,' but as long as we entertain people, we can keep coming back and making a difference. It's a delicate balance, but one feeds off the other. I feel so good about the show - it's uplifting and inspiring and entertaining at the same time.

- Alison Sweeney

Give Very

My mantra was to educate people - to actually give them the know-how they could use - and to do it in a very subversive kind of way. I would entertain them, and I was going to teach them whether they knew it or not.

- Alton Brown

Want Need

I'm definitely one of those chicks who want to be in a relationship. I need somebody who can make me laugh and entertain me.

- Aly Michalka

Attached Bigot

Bigot: One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain.

- Ambrose Bierce


I like to entertain in all aspects. When you're with somebody and you're out, you want to be entertained. I like to be around entertaining people. Even if they're bored, and you're in a convalescent home, there's something entertaining about that, in a way.

- Amy Sedaris

Candy Serve

When I do entertain, in the summer, which is rare, I receive my guests on the front porch, set up wicker trays found at Pottery Barn, and serve iced beverages. Anytime I do welcome friends, it's always a tray of canapes or Planters peanuts, jellied candy from Paris, and a good bottle of Sancerre.

- Andre Leon Talley

I Think Use

I think there are people who use classical music to say, 'I am better than you, because I know all the rules and you don't.' You're not allowed to have fun or entertain.

- Andre Rieu

Thoroughly Movie

If you're going to be an entertainer, entertain thoroughly. If you're going to make a scary movie, scare people well.

- Andrew Bryniarski

Good Dead

You get way better from playing to the passing public. You learn how to entertain. But it took me a good three years out on the promenade to figure that out. You also learn what makes them stop dead in their tracks and what doesn't.

- Andy Grammer

Trying Except

I'm not trying to do anything except entertain America.

- Andy Kindler

Dragon Against

I especially don't like the graphic violence against women and children often depicted in novels such as 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' and others. I'm not sure if it's being done just to entertain or whether it really is necessary for the characters involved.

- Ann Cleeves

Discover How

You instinctively discover how to entertain an audience.

- Anna Held

Conscience Keep

Must not I then entertain the saints because I must keep my conscience.

- Anne Hutchinson

Love I Love

I love to entertain. I love being able to make people laugh.

- Anneliese van der Pol

Always Feels

I always entertain the notion that I'm wrong, or that I'll have to revise my opinion. Most of the time that feels good; sometimes it really hurts and is embarrassing.

- Anthony Bourdain

Viewers TV

With anything, and especially with the pallet of viewers in watching anything on TV and film, you have to entertain them.

- Anthony Hemingway

Important Making

Making a movie to entertain people, that's just as important as telling people about our stories.

- Antoine Fuqua

Movies Firmly

I am a fairytale person and firmly believe that movies are made to entertain.

- Anushka Shetty

Education Mind

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

- Aristotle

Think Always

While growing up, I always had to depend on foreign authors for page-turners. I think of myself as a commercial writer, and my job is simple to entertain you.

- Ashwin Sanghi

Audience Chant

A western audience might not appreciate 'Chanakya's Chant' because of its dependence on history and ancient statecraft. My book is a modern-day thriller that draws on a bedrock of history. My primary object is to entertain, not educate.

- Ashwin Sanghi

Over Made

We try to entertain first, advertise second. When you find out that it's sponsored, we've already won you over. We try to make it obvious that the brand has made it better.

- Charles Lincoln Neal


It's so easy to become obsessed with the film industry and recognition that we can forget that we are not saving the world. We are just actors trying to entertain people.

- Charlie Cox

Music Take

No, I do a bunch of things to entertain myself. I paint, I make music, I take photographs.

- Charlie Hunnam

Audience Till

One wants to entertain the audience till the end. Sometimes, the desire is never-dying, as ANR garu once said. The caveat is that one has to be watchful of public reception.

- Chiranjeevi

Extension Movie

I have to understand how we are going to market the movie. We view marketing as an extension of content creation... Every time a consumer sees our movie, in whatever form, our obligation is to entertain the audience.

- Chris Meledandri

Doing I Think

I think I always resented the fact that people thought I was trying to entertain them with my multifaceted, chameleonlike character changes. Although I liked doing that, I wasn't out to fool people and say 'Guess which one is me.'

- Cindy Sherman

Get Readers

It's a job. I entertain my readers. I get up in the morning, and I start typing.

- Clive Cussler

Like Gotten

My job is to entertain the readers in such a manner that, when they reach the end of the book, they feel like they've gotten their money's worth.

- Clive Cussler

I Think Before

I think the challenge is going out in front of a paying audience with absolutely nothing and trying to entertain them for two hours. Thankfully, I only think about that right before we go on, and then once we're out there, everything's fine.

- Colin Mochrie

Reward Move

The reward is that you can actually create a world separate from reality with a story, actors, music, and camera design. When it works it can entertain, move people and teach us all.

- Colleen Atwood

Maybe Inform

As far as what readers can expect with 'Maybe Someday,' I'm not the type of writer who writes to educate or inform my readers. I simply write to entertain them.

- Colleen Hoover

Rome Seventies

From the early Seventies to the mid-Eighties, I approached Rome at a snail's pace. Having concluded that God existed, I could not seriously entertain the thought of not trying to be in contact with Him.

- Conrad Black

Love Move

I love to entertain, I love to make people laugh, cry, and move them, perhaps moving them in their lives.

- Corbin Bernsen

Faith Enjoy

Our goal at Home Theater Films is to inspire and entertain our audience. We want to make great movies that everyone can enjoy and elevate them with contemporary, relatable characters that naturally demonstrate their faith in real world situations.

- Corbin Bernsen

Morals Right

I have my ethics and morals. I have my anchor point of what is right and wrong in real life, but I'm not afraid to entertain any and every aspect of personality in relationship to creating a character.

- Corin Nemec

Them Your

I try to find what is closest to me in the character. There's many sides to personality, but it's a matter of, do you entertain those specific areas of your personality, or are you afraid to entertain them?

- Corin Nemec

Purpose Well

Our purpose is to educate as well as to entertain.

- Curtis Mayfield

Trying Think

I do think I was trying to entertain the reader more than I was trying to purge myself.

- Curtis Sittenfeld

Through Here

The thing running through me is the same thing that writes songs. It's the fighter about to get into the ring. It's like, I'm not here to entertain you; I'm here to get this out, whatever it is.

- Damien Rice

About Whole

My whole thing is to entertain, make people laugh and to forget about the real world for awhile.

- Dan Aykroyd

Generation Movie

I know it's surprising, but there is a generation of people who haven't seen a Bond movie. They have no idea what it is. I want to entertain them as much as anyone else.

- Daniel Craig

Work Shows

I'm glad that I'm able to entertain and be a part of people watching shows and enjoying the work.

- David Boreanaz

Want Thrilling

The essential gesture of the contemporary novel is to get people to turn the page, to entertain them, and I hate that. I want a novel where the gesture is towards existential investigation on every page. That, to me, is thrilling.

- David Shields

Always Show

I always loved to entertain and show off in front of the neighbors. I would sing and dance at their houses.

- Debbie Reynolds

College Singing

I started singing in college just as a fun thing to entertain.

- Jim Nabors

Country Making

It's people, not possessions, that make home for me. It's not that I get much time to entertain, or any of that, what with the television production schedule and, now, singing concerts all around the country and making recordings.

- Jim Nabors

Star Became

If you come up to me in the street, I am going to be delighted to meet you. I became a television star to entertain people, to spread goodness into the world.

- Joanna Garcia

Crowd I Think

Every time I get in front of an audience, I do the best I can. I really don't look at it like, you know, 'This is gonna be this crowd, or that crowd.' If anything, I think about the demographics only because of what songs will entertain more than others.

- Joe Perry

Love Some

I think for me, as far as cooking, some of it came naturally just from watching my dad. My dad was more of the cook than my mom was, so it's just handing it down from generation to generation. I just love to cook and have fun. And as performers, we love to cook, and we love to entertain people.

- Joey Fatone

Want Touch

I don't want to just entertain people. I want to touch them.

- John Denver

My Life Play

Writing 'Hoop Roots' was a substitute or a surrogate activity. I can't play anymore - my body won't cooperate - so in the writing of the book, I was looking to tell a good story about my life and about basketball, but I was also looking to entertain myself the way that I entertain myself when I play.

- John Edgar Wideman

Wait Next

When you go into the theatre and the lights dim, you want to entertain people from beginning to end. You want them to be swept up in your story, on the edge of their seats, unable to wait to see what happens next, be blown away and afterwards just go, 'Wow!'

- John Lasseter

Always Audience

It's a delightful thing to do, to entertain kids. They're a completely different audience because of their total lack of irony. You're always after a total suspension of disbelief, but the only people you can really achieve it with is children.

- John Lithgow

Song Think

I'm the guy who wrote The Authority Song. Did they think I was kidding? Did they think it was only a song to entertain?

- John Mellencamp

Doing Extent

When you're doing stand-up, you want to stand onstage and, to the extent that you can, uncomplicatedly entertain.

- John Oliver

Smarter Confuse

Labels only confuse people. The smarter people recognize artists who transcend categories. But I always try to entertain. It's in my nature; writers are born to entertain. If that means working ostensibly within a genre, fine.

- John Shirley

Books Like

I don't laugh that much, but I do like humorous books, and I like to entertain readers that way.

- Jonathan Ames

Now Amuse

Now, all writing - all the arts - are a form of 'Pay attention to me,' but there's also the flip side. Like, I want to give something. Let me entertain you, let me amuse you, let me try to please you with this thing I've made. And then pay attention to me.

- Jonathan Ames

Nature Play

Teach a child to play solitaire, and she'll be able to entertain herself when there's no one around. Teach her tennis, and she'll know what to do when she's on a court. But raise her to feel comfortable in nature, and the whole planet is her home.

- Joyce Maynard

Cartoon Boo

I was an only child and was obviously really bored, so I would entertain my parents by imitating cartoon voices like Scooby Doo, Boo Boo and others.

- Justin Timberlake

Love Reader

When I was little, I was a voracious reader, and that really led me to acting as well. I loved being transported into someone else's life, and that's what reading provided me. I also really love to entertain people.

- Autumn Reeser

Writing Me

To me, there's no point in writing merely to entertain.

- Bebe Moore Campbell

Journey Mind

I have to entertain, because if I don't entertain you, you're not going to continue reading. But if I'm not out to enlighten, or change your mind about something, or change your behavior, then I really don't want to take the journey.

- Bebe Moore Campbell

Woman Very

I'm not the type of guy who enjoys one-night stands. It leaves me feeling very empty and cynical. It's not even fun sexually. I need to feel something for the woman and entertain the vain hope that it may lead to a relationship.

- Ben Affleck

Doing I Think

When I look up at the screen and see myself I always have to laugh. Not because I think I'm doing a horrible job, quite the contrary, I just feel it's so surreal to feel like one person can entertain so many at one time.

- Ben Affleck

Still Certainly

I am blessed for what I have, but I believed in it from the beginning. Today, the dream is the same: I still want to travel, I still want to entertain, and I most certainly still want to have fun.

- Guy Laliberte

Always Mine

I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine.

- Bertrand Russell

Love Profession

I hope to keep entertaining in some way until I can't physically entertain any longer. It's what I was born to do, and I love this profession.

- Bette Midler

Shut Suspected

I wrote books to entertain. I'm not trying to teach anything! If I suspected the author was trying to show me how to be a better behaved girl, I shut the book.

- Beverly Cleary

Job Amuse

My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.

- Helmut Newton

Own Them

It is hard that people don't just let you do your job for them and entertain, and then carry on your own life.

- Blake Lively

People Satisfied

You entertain people who are satisfied. Hungry people can't be entertained - or people who are afraid. You can't entertain a man who has no food.

- Bob Marley

Wake Up One Day

I have a feeling I'm going to wake up one day and say 'I can't do dirty stuff anymore, I want to go all clean.' I'll do clean stuff too, I like to entertain people. Then they egged me on; we shot it at The Laugh Factory.

- Bob Saget

Optimism Dislike

I am not a prophet in any sense of the word, and I entertain an active and intense dislike of the foregoing mixture of optimism, fatalism, and conservatism.

- Herbert Croly

Audience Turned

Miles Davis turned his back to the audience when he came out on stage, and he offended people. But, he wasn't there to entertain; he was all about the music. I kind of do that.

- Bobby McFerrin

Play Audience

To me, there was nothing greater than to play for an audience and to entertain people and that has stayed with me all these years.

- Bobby Vinton

Here Splitting

We're not splitting atoms here; we're trying to entertain people.

- Boomer Esiason

Deep Some

Gosh, for me, when I was 15 or 16 years old, I was just starting to understand ideas and film and things like that. And then, you go see a movie like 'The Matrix' that absolutely blows your mind. It's not just trying to entertain you, but it's also trying to explore something about human nature and ask some really deep questions.

- Brian J. Smith

Artist Roles

I only get involved with roles that I find intriguing, in top quality productions regardless of the medium. I try not to focus on the format itself and concentrate instead, on finding roles that challenge and entertain me as an artist.

- Brian J. White

Only Even

The only time I even entertain the tiniest element of religion is for Christmas carols.

- Ian Watson

Always Singers

I always considered myself being an organizer. I'm very good at teaching singers, I'm very good at staging a show, to entertain people. But I never included myself. I never applied this to me as an artist.

- Ike Turner

Think May

Silence may be golden, but can you think of a better way to entertain someone than to listen to him?

- Brigham Young

I Am Will

I will do my best to entertain. That's what I am: an entertainer.

- Britt Ekland

Gypsy Wanting

I've always seen myself as one of those 'show people.' My earliest memories are wanting and needing to entertain people, like a gypsy traveler who goes from place to place, city to city, performing for audiences and reaching people.

- Brittany Murphy

Watching Direct

When we were trying to get the money for Driving Miss Daisy, everyone kept saying no one could direct it well enough to entertain an audience for 100 minutes essentially watching three people chatting in the kitchen.

- Bruce Beresford