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A Quote by Walter Brueggemann on transformation, play, entertainment, reality, text, and interpretation

We now know that human transformation does not happen through didacticism or through excessive certitude, but through the playful entertainment of another scripting of reality that may subvert the old given text and its interpretation and lead to the embrace of an alternative text and its redescription of reality.

Walter Brueggemann

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A Quote by David Fincher on movies and entertainment

I don't know how much movies should entertain. To me, I'm always interested in movies that scar. The thing I love about Jaws is the fact that I've never gone swimming in the ocean again.

David Fincher

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A Quote by William Somerset Maugham on entertainment

I would sooner read a timetable or a catalog than nothing at all. They are much more entertaining than half the novels that are written.

William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)

Source: The Summing Up, 1938

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on adoption, blessings, borrowing, character, day, entertainment, familiarity, farewells, friendship, generosity, habits, judgment, memory, seasons, soul, thought, and vulgarity

And these few precepts in thy memory Look thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue, Nor any unproportion'd thought his act. Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar; The friends thou hast, and their adoption tried, Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel; But do not dull thy palm with entertainment Of each new-hatch'd, unfledg'd comrade. Beware Of entrance to a quarrel; but, being in, Bear't that th' opposed may beware of thee. Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice; Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment. Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy; For the apparel oft proclaims the man, And they in France of the best rank and station Are most select and generous, chief in that. Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry, This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. Farewell; my blessing season this in thee!

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Hamlet (Folger Shakespeare Library), Pages: Act I Scene iii

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A Quote by William Raspberry on ability, anticipation, cinema, entertainment, life, and time

Our growing ability to eliminate the slow-moving aspects of entertainment and go hopping from one peak to another is not without cost. Stand-up comics, movie-makers and others who earn their living entertaining no longer "waste" time with setups and plot development, lest we reach for the remote and click them off our screen. The result is a loss of subtlety, anticipation and nuance and, in the process, a coarsening of our discourse.

William Raspberry

Source: Washington Post

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A Quote by William R. Bradford on entertainment, fatherhood, home, learning, people, worth, and path

Young people must learn that none of the exciting and entertaining fun things are worth it if they take you off the path that will lead you back home to your Heavenly Father.

William R. Bradford (1933 -)

Source: Friend June, 1992, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by William L. Bogan on blessings, education, entertainment, leisure, and world

Leisure may prove to be a curse rather than a blessing, unless education teaches a flippant world that leisure is not a synonym for entertainment.

William L. Bogan

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A Quote by unknown on entertainment and gossip

Gossip: entertaining oneself and others by talking about the personal affairs of others.

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A Quote by Thomas Frank on acting, advertising, civilization, culture, entertainment, fortune, legacy, machines, popularity, revolution, rules, and soldiers

In contemporary American public culture, the legacy of the consumer revolution of the 1960s is unmistakable. Today, there are few things more beloved of our masses than the figure of the cultural rebel, the defiant individualist resisting the mandates of the machine civilization. Whether he is an athlete decked out in a mowhawk and multiple-pierced ears, a policeman who plays by his own rules, an actor on a motorcycle, a soldier of fortune with explosive bow and arrow, or a rock star in leather jacket and sunglasses, the rebel has become the paramount cliché of our popular entertainment, and the pre-eminent symbol of the system he is supposed to be subverting. In advertising especially, he rules supreme

Thomas Frank

Source: (The Conquest of Cool)

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A Quote by Thomas Clothier on advice, belief, entertainment, gifts, and nature

My advice to gardeners is to believe what you see as temporal entertainment; a gift from nature. Do not pass on your interpretation as gospel. Do not seek interpretation from others.

Thomas Clothier

Source: Garden Walk and Talk

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