Best Quotes About Entertaining

Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors. -David Viscott

Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war – for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more. -John Lennon

If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He's not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he's really needed. -Vaclav Havel

I would sooner read a time-table or a catalogue than nothing at all. They are much more entertaining than half the novels that are written. -W. Somerset Maugham

Most women put off entertaining until the kids are grown. -Erma Bombeck

People may expect too much of journalism. Not only do they expect it to be entertaining, they expect it to be true. -Lewis H. Lapham

I was not able to understand how it could be right to pay an actor, or a singer, or an instrumentalist for entertaining the public and wrong to pay a ball player for doing exactly the same thing. -Al Spalding

But you can catch yourself entertaining habitually certain ideas and setting others aside; and that, I think, is where our personal destinies are largely decided. -Alfred North Whitehead

One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant. -John Locke

Spontaneity is such an entertaining facet of show business. -Chuck Barris

Women are more skilled than men at making gossip entertaining. -Kate Fox

Is adult entertainment killing our children? or is killing our children entertaining our adults? -Marilyn Manson

Let's not get too precious about it: actors are not heart surgeons or brain surgeons. We are just entertaining people. -Malcolm McDowell

What we ask of music, first and last, is that it communicate experience – experience of all kinds, vital and profound at its greatest, amusing or entertaining at another level. -Roger Sessions

When I was nine, we'd take a bus to the seaside. Coming back, we'd take turns entertaining, singing songs and the like. I tried some stand-up comedy. I had a captive audience in that bus. Then I realized I wanted to do more than that. -Jim Dale

When I was little, I always used to like to tell stories cuz it was entertaining to people. -Slick Rick

Because now it's the fans out there that are entertaining us, the developers, with their creations! -Will Wright

I'm like Cab Calloway: I love the entertainment, and I've loved entertaining people ever since I was little. -Wyclef Jean

I don't like to be entertaining. I don't like the feeling of being entertaining. If there was a musical or a comedy that was not just for entertainment but was rooted in something I could relate to on a real level, then I think I would do it. -Ryan Gosling

So ultimately I am looking for a story that has some value and is important and is entertaining. -Chad Lowe

The biggest thrill in the world is entertaining the public, there is no bigger thrill than that. -Vince McMahon

People know that they're going to see something which is entertaining but challenging as well because of the form it's in. It's dance theatre and it requires you to use your imagination – it's not straight forward. -Matthew Bourne

I love entertaining people and this is entertainment. -Jerry Bruckheimer

Once you get into entertaining a quarter of a million people, it's a very weird place to be. -Joe Cocker

It's good to go out and entertain these people, and you've got them on the edge of their seat, they're standing up. Then you know that you've done your job, you've entertained them. My way of entertaining them is going out and wrestling. Everyone's got their different ways. -Owen Hart

It's street theater. You have to make it entertaining so people don't get bored and walk away. -Jason Statham

People just want to watch movies that are entertaining, it doesn't matter what genre it is. -Matthew Vaughn

I kept thinking, 'Somebody has to make a food show that is actually educational and entertaining at the same time… a show that got down to the 'why things happen.' Plus, I hated my job – I didn't think it was very worthwhile. -Alton Brown

Grilling takes the formality out of entertaining. Everyone wants to get involved. -Bobby Flay

It may part of a one way evolution… or it may be we are currently on the downside of an innocence cycle where one day, with an up cycle, sweet will be entertaining again. -Christopher Knight

The essays are very solipsistic and self-absorbed, I'm totally conscious of that. To me, book writing is fun, and I basically just write about things that are entertaining to myself. -Chuck Klosterman

We are in the entertaining business, they want to get autographs, they want to take something home, whether it's a signed hat or, you know, program or whatever it might be. -Bernhard Langer

Ultimately, it is in fun. It is supposed to be highly entertaining. -Bill Hicks

I'm just trying to tell a good story and make thought-provoking, entertaining films. I just try and draw upon the great culture we have as a people, from music, novels, the streets. -Spike Lee

It gives us a look into a world that's very much like 'Traffic' was for drugs, this movie is for gun running. Dark at times, but I think Nic Cage is an incredible person to watch and very entertaining. -Jared Leto

I'm trying to be entertaining without being mean. -Tina Brown

People have become shallower. They view spending, entertaining, seeking leisure and enjoying as the main objectives of their life. -Zhang Yimou

Everybody did something. It was very entertaining. We had a lot of fun. Lot of fun. And there was no segregation, that I could see. I never saw any. -Cab Calloway

We really enjoy entertaining our children with characters. We'll act out all of The Wizard of Oz together. -Robin Wright

I enjoyed entertaining people since I was a little girl. There was nothing better than making people laugh. That, and the need to express myself in a safe environment. -Amy Weber

I am biased to my show as a whole but it is still very entertaining. -Rob Mariano

Robert Altman's 'Nashville' is my all-time favorite film because it covers all the bases – it's original, moving, and has something to say, but also funny and incredibly entertaining. -Douglas Wood

I'm not against vodka – they just asked us. They put out some story about us entertaining international celebrities with vodka, which of course wasn't true. -Robin Day

To know anything of a poet but his poetry is, so far as the poetry is concerned, to know something that may be entertaining, even delightful, but is certainly inessential. -John Drinkwater

I felt that as long as we were being honest, and that we didn't bend the truth to accomplish another goal, to be entertaining or to be a happy ending, I was confident that we'd be able to tell the story the way it happened. -Ted Demme

But I think theatre in a repressive society is an immensely exciting event and theatre in a luxurious old, affluent old society like ours is an entertaining event. -Janet Suzman

I just want to make pictures that are entertaining. I'll leave the scenery chewing to someone else. -Alan Ladd

If I had my way, I'd do all my entertaining on the front steps. -Alan Ladd

What you do as a policeman might be the right thing to do, but it's not entertaining. I left that behind me. -Dennis Farina

I think people really appreciate clever commercials, as do I. I think they're very entertaining. You just have to wade through all the garbage. That's one of the reasons people watch the Super Bowl. A lot of them watch it to see the commercials and not the actual game. -Kevin Nealon

The funny thing about commercials to me is that many of them now don't even mention the product until the very end. You don't really know what the commercial is all about. They're kind of like little movies, like shorts, and that's why I think they're so entertaining. -Kevin Nealon

And in down times it shakes a lot of the bad SF out, a lot the stuff that was bought for literary reasons, which is neither entertaining nor great literature. -Jerry Pournelle

I changed my mindset and figured, Why not try to be really entertaining instrumentally? -Brad Paisley

You have to take some dramatic license just to make it entertaining sometimes. -Chi McBride

Now, at this point, I can wrestle, I can go out there and cut an entertaining promo, I can also do the backstage stuff… and if you can contribute more to the show, you have more staying power. -Trish Stratus

It was endlessly entertaining, watching people beat each other up. All the little kids in the neighborhood would come and watch… and then we'd beat them up as well. -Wayne Coyne

I love entertaining and doing Martha Stewart stuff. -Laura Prepon

Good fiction must be entertaining, but what makes fiction special – and True – is that the realness of a novel allows it to carry a larger message. -Jerry B. Jenkins

I could write an entertaining novel about rejection slips, but I fear it would be overly long. -Louise Brown

Now, having had this experience, I can't say really what they were looking for. I don't know their minds. But every time I see a reality show, it seems that the most entertaining parts on other reality shows are when they make their guests look foolish. -Liza Minnelli

I did not make this a long film for its own sake. I wanted to make an entertaining film and offer it out there for those who want to see it. If word of mouth suggests there is an audience out there, hopefully their cinema will show it. -Kenneth Branagh

When I was a kid, there was no distinction between a movie about old people or young people. It was either funny or not. It was either entertaining or not. It was either exciting or not. It was either thrilling or not. -Joseph Bologna

This is something I love to do. I've never had any other job. I love singing and entertaining. -Stephanie Mills

My principal job is to make interesting and entertaining films, and I'm not proud of which format or which particular technique I use. I just wanted the film to look good. -Guy Ritchie

I got into film-making because I was interested in making entertaining movies, which I felt there was a lack of. -Guy Ritchie

I also wanted to express the strength of cinema to hide reality, while being entertaining. Cinema can fill in the empty spaces of your life and your loneliness. -Pedro Almodovar

With this silent film, I wanted to hide what was going on in the clinic. I wanted to cover it up in the best cinematic way and in an entertaining manner. -Pedro Almodovar

Then to have Brett come along and follow in the footsteps, it's so gratifying. I get as much enjoyment out of watching Brett play as I did of entertaining people myself. -Bobby Hull

What makes it all worthwhile is we just play for the sheer enjoyment of entertaining people and… make our families and the team we played on and the people watching, proud of what we did. -Bobby Hull

But if you have a point of view and you're an artist or a writer, it's kind of crazy to not take advantage of that, especially if you can do something that's entertaining as well. I've done a number of things like that over the years. -David Lloyd

And Garrison Keillor I think is a fascinating guy and really entertaining. -Woody Harrelson

Even though there's an entertainment value to the film, I think it's very important because you can't really separate the impact of that political message from it. It's rare that you get films like that I think; that really have an important message and are also entertaining. -Woody Harrelson

I like entertaining people. I really miss it. -Elvis Presley

So it's hard to be an artist and be true to the reality of the world you want to create and also make it entertaining and successful financially. -Antoine Fuqua

In the past, some of the songs that were the most fun, and the most entertaining and rocking, fell by the wayside because I was concerned with what I was going to say and how I was going to say it. -Bruce Springsteen

I'm not comfortable with just entertaining. Although I like entertaining, I also like bringing forward the truth of our times as minstrels used to in the old days. -Serj Tankian

Your baby only needs a lot of light at night if he's reading or he's entertaining guests. -Lawrence Kutner

I do what I do because of Walt Disney – his films and his theme park and his characters and his joy in entertaining. -John Lasseter

If you're sitting in your minivan, playing your computer animated films for your children in the back seat, is it the animation that's entertaining you as you drive and listen? No, it's the storytelling. That's why we put so much importance on story. No amount of great animation will save a bad story. -John Lasseter

I believe in the nobility of entertaining people and I take great, great pride that people are willing to give me two or three hours of their busy lives. -John Lasseter

What was important to me was entertaining the audience, and whether that meant winning, losing, singing, or whatever it was on the live show we were doing every week, which was awesome, I was game for it. -Dwayne Johnson

Wrestling was like stand-up comedy for me. Every night I had a live audience of 25,000 people to win over. My goal was never to be the loudest or the craziest. It was to be the most entertaining. -Dwayne Johnson

I don't know when acting came to be more about awards than about the work. Judging who's better than the other person shouldn't be part of why we're doing this job. It should be about entertaining people. -Anna Paquin

Sports without music is just a game. Music makes it entertaining. -Ice Cube

Now is a good time, 10 years ago would have been a good time, and 10 years from now it will still be a good time to see a dynamic, entertaining movie that's wall-to-wall Miles Davis where the music will hopefully spark some desire to know more about the man. -Don Cheadle

I want to get up there and tell entertaining stories but that are also to a certain extent clean. -Jon Heder

Just going on the road and entertaining the fans, that's amazing. -Jordan Knight

What I'm hoping to do and what I think I will do is make an entertaining enjoyable show where the whole family can sit down and watch. -Rosie O'Donnell

I don't write literary fiction – I write books that are entertaining, but are also, I hope, well-constructed and thoughtful and funny and have things to say about men and women and families and children and life in America today. -Jennifer Weiner

I don't really plan what comes out of my mouth, and that's what makes most of my lyrics entertaining. -Kesha

Everything I write is based on something I've personally experienced, or things that my friends have experienced that I just find horribly entertaining. -Kesha

'Content is King,' and with more screens needing entertaining content now than at any time in history, that statement is truer than ever. -Mark Burnett

I go from being hugely hopeful and entertaining to… really not. I'm not manic depressive, but I can really go to the darker side. -Selma Blair

My family isn't really all that different from anyone else's. Well, maybe they're a bit more entertaining. -David Sedaris

If you look back on all the teachers that you liked, I am sure you will find they were very entertaining. -Bill Nye

To me if you're going have a show, it should be a show. It should be entertaining and take you on a journey. -Anna Sui

My name is very often associated with parties and entertaining, but it's not true. I am not such a party person. -Roberto Cavalli

Cooking for people is an enormously significant expression of generosity and soulfulness, and entertaining is a way to be both generous and creative. You're sharing your life with people. Of course, it's also an expression of your own need for approval and applause. Nothing wrong with that. -Ted Allen

As I get older, I'm slowing down and, yes, calming down in my desire to be taken seriously. That I can be entertaining and funny and high nervous energy can work against me as a serious composer, slowly but surely you'll see me be quieter just so that people will listen. -Marvin Hamlisch

I want people to understand, gambling is not a bad thing if you do it within the framework of what it's meant to be, which is fun and entertaining. -Michael Jordan

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

Truth be told, I'm not an easy man. I can be an entertaining one, though it's been my experience that most people don't want to be entertained. They want to be comforted. -Richard Russo

What's most galvanizing for me is the opportunity to be topical and relevant and entertaining. That's the holy grail. -Kathryn Bigelow

I'm about caring, I'm about people, and I'm about entertaining people. I'm a family man. A husband. A father. I've been a lot of other things over the years, which we don't really want to talk about. -Ozzy Osbourne

I like men. They are hugely entertaining, but they have a lot of shortcomings and you just have to bear those in mind. -Jo Brand

One would think that it would be very easy, with an iconic character like James Bond, to keep making the films, but it hasn't been. But, it sure has been entertaining and rewarding. -Barbara Broccoli

I want to deal with somebody who comes from another country to the United States and has a family that comes. I don't care if it's a black family from Jamaica or a Hispanic family from Mexico. These issues need to be dealt with, but they need to be dealt with in the entertaining way. -Harvey Weinstein

Like Rodgers and Hammerstein, I'm not afraid to deal with themes about the ups and downs of life, yet which are still entertaining, and you still feel these stories. -Harvey Weinstein

I have zero interest in performing in films to try to convey any kind of message. My job is to be entertaining. There's a very different point of view about messages in films in Europe than there is in the States. Audiences rebel because they feel that they are being preached to. -Bruce Willis

I've thought for the last decade or so, the only actual place raw truth was seeping through in newspapers was on the Comics Pages. They were able to pull off intelligent social comment, pure truths not found elsewhere in the news pages, and had the ability to make it all funny, entertaining, and pertinent. -Elayne Boosler

I'm all about entertaining and keeping a reader on the edge of their seat, so to me, the social issues have to be meaningful and give the book what's really 'at stake,' but ultimately it's not about them – it's always a personal story of everyday people thrust into life-threatening situations and having to perform heroic acts. -Andrew Gross

We give the podium to a lot of people who shouldn't have the podium. The message that's delivered the loudest and in the most entertaining way is the one that we're going to put on because that's what we want. We want ratings more than we want to deliver information. That's just where the culture's gotten. -Dave Matthews

A lot of modern horror can leave me cold, and I'm not good with blood and gore and all that stuff. It's not fun for me. There's nothing entertaining about watching a film like that. -Daniel Radcliffe

My girlfriend Siri is a food blogger, and we both love to entertain and eat. This is what happens when you're in your thirties: what was once a passion and real appetite for nightlife in New York City manifests itself into other things, like entertaining at home. -Carson Daly

Snooki is really beautiful and looks quite like Elizabeth Taylor in 'Cleopatra.' She has the same bone structure. I'm kind of obsessed with 'Jersey Shore.' People don't give them enough credit for how entertaining they are. -Margaret Cho

The choices of roles I made had to do with educating and entertaining. And as a result I found myself working only every two or three years. -Cicely Tyson

I didn't have to win, and winning wasn't important to me. Being world champion wasn't important to me. What was important to me was entertaining the audience, and whether that meant winning, losing, singing, or whatever it was on the live show we were doing every week, which was awesome, I was game for it. -Dwayne Johnson

My goal was never to be the loudest or the craziest. It was to be the most entertaining. -Dwayne Johnson

I'm not against gifts that entertain, but I really believe that some of the most valuable gifts that we can give are the things that help us to develop a skill and be entertaining. -Mike Huckabee

A savage review is much more entertaining for the reader than an admiring one; the little misanthrope in each of us relishes the rubbishing of someone else. -Arthur Smith

Occasionally I find a travel book that is both illuminating and entertaining, where vivid writing and research replace self-indulgence and sloppy prose. -Arthur Smith

The most entertaining songs don't always come from a nice place. In songs where I think I'm being really sensitive, they seem quite boring actually. I've found that the songs that come out of nastier, more misanthropic places are better. -Jarvis Cocker

One of the things you're doing when you make art, apart from entertaining yourself and other people, is trying to see what ways of working feel good, what feels right. -Brian Eno

I used to do skits for my mom… and I was always entertaining as a kid. -Leah Remini

I think this show I'm going to do,' Awake,' if it's done well, will not only be provocative and entertaining, but help people. I want to do that. -Jason Isaacs

Even the 'Today' programme involves a balance between the worthy-but-heavy items with the worthless-but-entertainingly-light ones. -Evan Davis

I love entertaining. -Katharine McPhee

And, sure, if you have a political point of view, you have every right to share it. But you have to be careful not to get too self-important. You have to find the balance between being entertaining and being preachy. -Patrick Dempsey

It's amazing how I can just ramble on for hours, isn't it? And so unentertaining or uninteresting. But I can ramble on for hours. It's a sort of terrible gift, isn't it? -Graham Norton

My interest in food really began with a month's cookery course in Frome, Somerset, after my A-levels. I left the course not an incredible cook, alas, but a real enthusiast. Food and cooking is at the core of entertaining, and my passion grew and grew. -Pippa Middleton

When hosting a party, move any clutter from the space where you're entertaining. -Pippa Middleton

I believe in collaboration. I think that is the most entertaining and effective way to write for me, personally. -Jonah Hill

I was always the lead role in plays. I like entertaining people. I like when you're on stage doing crazy stuff and the audience gets it. -Vinny Guadagnino

I'd rather make an interesting film that gets people talking, that maybe some people hate, than make the kind of 'entertaining' film that everyone feels ambivalent about. -Emily Browning

Like baseball, food will never go out of style; we will always need to eat and we will always find it entertaining. I think of food TV this way – all the fun and none of the calories. -Gail Simmons

Many museums are drawing audiences with art that is ostensibly more entertaining than stuff that just sits and invites contemplation. Interactivity, gizmos, eating, hanging out, things that make noise – all are now the norm, often edging out much else. -Jerry Saltz

Sometimes you have to listen to other people, and see what the audiences want. That's what entertaining is about. -Joe Nichols

If I'm bringing joy to people and entertaining people as an actor, then I should be grateful for that and act accordingly, you know? -Ellen Pompeo

Rian Johnson's 'Looper' is inventive, entertaining, and thought-provoking in every way a movie can be. It is in fact the kind of movie that reminds us why we watch them and make them, a beautifully told story that deserves to be not only remembered, but acknowledged for its writing. -Jason Reitman

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

I love entertaining people and making them laugh. It's my favorite thing to do. -Miranda Cosgrove

I see myself as attempting to break ground. I definitely am trying to create my own genre here… I'm attempting to tell stories in a very new and entertaining way. -Ben Mezrich

'Lean on Pete' is the story of a boy and his horse, but it is never heart-warming – it ranges in tone from desperate to merely painful – and, while fascinating, it is never entertaining or redemptive. But if you want an unadorned portrait of American life (at least in some places) at the beginning of the 21st century, this is the book for you. -Jane Smiley

I saw myself as an outsider as a teen. I was home-schooled and got my G.E.D. when I was 16; I wasn't interested in high school at all and figured that college might be more entertaining. -Maggie Stiefvater

Animals are sentient, intelligent, perceptive, funny and entertaining. We owe them a duty of care as we do to children. -Michael Morpurgo

I've been acting my whole life. I have this huge imagination! I'm a dancer and my mom's a dance teacher, and I was always performing and entertaining people. I'd go to see live theatre or a movie, and I'd become the main character for a few days afterwards. I loved being somebody new for a temporary amount of time. -Natasha Calis

I remember in the first season going, 'This is retarded. I can't believe they're making chefs do this.' But then it actually does show off certain skills. And at the end of the day, this is entertainment and this stuff is very entertaining. Is a lot of it ridiculous? Of course it is. But that's what makes it interesting. -Tom Colicchio

Hollywood is great for entertaining people, it's a wonderful business but it's make-believe, you must remember that. That's one of the most important things to remember and the distinction in your own life, otherwise people get lost in their own fame, and it makes them unhappy. -Dolph Lundgren

Sci-fi conventions are probably the most fun, the most out-of-the-box, entertaining week or weekend you've ever had in your life. -Richard Hatch

One of the best moments of any Liars show is hearing the crowd squawk 'We're doomed! We're doomed!' on cue during 'We Fenced Other Houses with the Bones of Our Own.' Maybe not the most uplifting audience sing-along in the indie rock world, but one of the most reliably entertaining. -Rob Sheffield

I think TV has been a little bit irresponsible in how they portray these people because homicide detectives are not brooding, tortured souls who are stained with the stink of the city and who have blood on their hands. They are real, live people that are incredibly entertaining. -Nathan Fillion

In an amusement park, you can go on a roller coaster that carries you up and down, or you can go on another kind of ride that whirls you around in a circle. Similarly, there are different sorts of entertaining experiences in the theater. -Wallace Shawn

I don't like the word 'experiment' in the context of art in general. It implies something immature, unfinished, something entertaining for a moment before it becomes irrelevant. -Abel Korzeniowski

Well, it's not hard to be number one entertaining Jew. Some of them are quite bleeding bloody miserable, really. -Alan Sugar

Like, when I write a song, the song comes first before production. Everything is written on an acoustic guitar so you can strip away everything from it and have it be equally as entertaining and good without the bells and whistles. -Taylor Momsen

My family were great story-tellers. My mum was one of 12 and they were all fighting to tell stories. You have to tell a good tale or no one is going to listen. You have to make it entertaining and interesting. That's how I learned to tell stories. -Denise Mina

Ric Flair is one of the most entertaining guys to sit down with and by entertaining I don't mean he has catchy phrases, but that he's been through so much and his experiences are so genuine I could listen to him talk all day. -John Cena

I love Jesus Christ with all my heart and everything He stands for. I think that sums up everything that I want for my life, everything I want for my family, everything I want for my career. I want it to be entertaining. I want people to smile and tap their toes, but I want it to be meaningful when the day is done. -Josh Turner

People won't stop painting, just as they won't stop making music or dancing. This is a facility we have. Children don't stop doing it or having it. On the other hand, it seems we don't need painting anymore. Culture is more interested in entertaining people. -Gerhard Richter

When you're entertaining all day long and that's your work, you end up really very tired. You don't have a lot of energy left over for your loved ones. -Sia

Even a song on the radio that completely lacks substance is there for a reason. Sometimes, people need a break from cold reality; the song that you really don't have to put that much thought power into can be just as entertaining as something that might take you on a three- or four-minute cruise through the depth of reality. -Jamey Johnson

The best novels are those that are important without being like medicine; they have something to say, are expansive and intelligent but never forget to be entertaining and to have character and emotion at their centre. -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Rapping for me is more about being entertaining and giving something back to the fans. I want people to say, 'There goes Pooch holding his own with Consequence, Rick Ross, and Drake.' -Pooch Hall

I just love entertaining. I will do anything – stand-up comedy, video games, fencing, internet shorts – I just want to keep being lucky enough to entertain people anyway I can. I try never to limit my art to a medium. -Matthew Gray Gubler

Character is always my driving force. And to tell a good story and to provide an entertaining read. -Monica Ali

My goal is to teach readers how to treat and respect themselves and each other in an entertaining way. I do that in all of my books. -Lisi Harrison

The easiest way for readers to connect with characters and feel sympathy is to make the character entertaining, sympathetic and likeable. -Randa Abdel-Fattah

In modern American politics, being the right kind of ignorant and entertainingly crazy is like having a big right hand in boxing; you've always got a puncher's chance. -Matt Taibbi

Our democratic societies are in danger. In allowing ourselves to be infiltrated by fear, to be blinded by the passion of identity, we are entertaining the most serious illusions about our freedom. -Tariq Ramadan

As a storyteller, when you're writing a movie and when you're directing, you want to keep people entertained. That's the whole point, right? It has to be entertaining. -Fede Alvarez

I'm a fan of films in general; I mean, I don't think I've ever considered myself specifically a horror fan even though I do enjoy horror films, find them really entertaining. -Mary Elizabeth Winstead

I love entertaining and making people laugh. It's my favorite thing to do. -Miranda Cosgrove

'From Here to Eternity' happens to be fourteen-carat entertainment. The main trouble is that it is too entertaining for a film in which love affairs flounder, one sweet guy is beaten to death, and a man of high principles is mistaken for a saboteur and killed on a golf course. -Manny Farber

I think good art should always be entertaining, or at least give pleasure of some sort. And my chief goal as a writer has always been to tell a good story and give my readers a good time. -Kenneth Oppel

Reality TV is set up to make people entertaining. A good person with values and principles is not good television. -Ronda Rousey

I'm self-entertaining. My dialogue is with myself. -Michael Heizer

When we're discussing who to invite to a dinner party, my wife Chaz and I sometimes use the shorthand, 'good value for money,' which indicates guests expected to be entertaining. -Roger Ebert

It is universally agreed that Jean Renoir was one of the greatest of all directors, and he was also one of the warmest and most entertaining. -Roger Ebert

Once you've experienced the warmth of an audience, the achievement of getting your first laugh, and entertaining them, singing or playing piano, it just keeps it all going. -Bruce Forsyth

I love the grandiosity, how sweepingly entertaining films can be. And I think there's a place for films that pry more into the human condition. -Colin Farrell

As much as I am one for real human interaction, I also want to make a show that's entertaining and that people want to see. -Jake Gyllenhaal

I understand entertaining. You want people to walk out saying, 'I spent a night with interesting people.' -Aby Rosen

If you get satisfaction out of playing music and entertaining people and it makes you feel right, then go for it. -Joe Perry

I'm the know-nothing. I'm curious, I try to be entertaining, I try to translate the techno jargon, but in the end I'm the audience's representative. -David Pogue

When you're a kid, 'Star Trek' is a slower burn. It's funny, it's entertaining, but it also has a maturity about it – which is its universal appeal, I think. -Benedict Cumberbatch

Being a public servant, this is a serious job, not like a boxer, you're entertaining people. -Manny Pacquiao

It is a weird thing that actors have people applaud when they're done working. I still find that entertaining. -Val Kilmer

It's not a party unless I'm cooking. Some people find entertaining stressful, but it is therapeutic for me; I find it relaxing. -Eva Longoria

What I like about Broadway is that you are still entertaining. You're standing in front of an audience every night and the critics are not friends at all – and that's good for me as an entertainer because I want to grow. It also gives me the structure of remaining in one city so I can get creative in different ways. -Ricky Martin

I don't take modern hip-hop as real. It's entertaining, it's fake, like James Bond. -Emmanuel Jal

A faithful lifehacker would use technology to avoid dead time and move on to the entertaining, more gratifying activities as soon as possible. -Evgeny Morozov

My sincere hope is that 'The Da Vinci Code,' in addition to entertaining people, will serve as an open door to begin their own explorations. -Dan Brown

I grew up watching stand-ups and thought it was so entertaining and unique – you didn't see that as a job description anywhere. -Kevin Nealon

I've always had a niche for entertaining since I was a little girl. -Jana Kramer

At the end of the day, TV is supposed to be entertaining. But it's important for me that there's some take-away value from it. -Lisa Ling

Television has been very good to me. I grew up on it, and it had quite an impact on me. I'm entertaining opportunities that are coming my way. -Judy Reyes

Leave America and you'll find that the consumers in many other countries enjoy watching advertising. Not because the products are better, but because the ads are produced to be entertaining. Sometimes they are funny. Sometimes they are dramatic. Sometimes they are just beautiful. -Simon Sinek

For me, the most entertaining evening would be to go sit with entrepreneurs and talk with them about how they're building their companies and how we can help to make them better. That's the one thing in the world – well, I love doing that. -Ashton Kutcher

I know the one time I tried therapy, I did after a month or two, and I only lasted a few months, because I started to worry about being entertaining. I kept driving there once a week for an hour and I'm thinking 'What am I going to talk about today?' -Justin Kirk

I would rather be part of something that is entertaining than realistic. -Justin Kirk

Series Two of 'The Paradise' is meaty and thoroughly entertaining… and yeah, you're in for a good thrill ride! -Ben Daniels

I firmly believe that emotions are universal, and I know that when they connect with the audience, it works. There is no such thing as an entertaining or a serious film; there are good films and bad films. Good films will always find a vast audience. -Karan Johar

If you want to be a singer, you've got to concentrate on it twenty-four hours a day. You can't be a well driller, too. You've got to concentrate on the business of entertaining and writing songs. Always think different from the next person. Don't ever do a song as you heard somebody else do it. -Otis Redding

I tried singing. I tried playing a musical instrument. I really wanted to be a musician, but I never could quite pull that off. I liked entertaining, but I was always drawn to some kind of technical work – some kind of honest labor. -Bill Cobbs

Ever since I was 2 or 3, I loved to perform for people. I would walk up to another table in a restaurant and crack a joke, sing a song, do a dance, or something entertaining, and the 'audience' would almost always smile and laugh. -Maxim Knight

I just hate plugs. It just doesn't seem entertaining to me. I've never plugged anything in my life on a talk show ever. I understand people use that vehicle. It's just not very entertaining. -Norm MacDonald

I would definitely like to continue playing Aquaman. Playing a superhero is a lot of fun. Creating these stories is a lot of fun. I do what I love. And what I love is entertaining people. -Alan Ritchson

I usually go with roles that I find entertaining. But every once in a while, there comes along a film that has an important social message. As actors, we have a certain responsibility toward our audience. -Boman Irani

At the high school level, the coaches get these kids in revenue-driven sports and take them away from baseball. There's so much pressure on these kids to even play spring football. We need to get the African-American players back in the game, which I think would make it not only a better game, but more exciting and entertaining for everyone. -Pat Gillick

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

I started to work in television for three or four years, in 1954. There was one channel of television, black and white. But it could be entertaining and educational. During the evening they showed important plays, opera or Shakespeare's tragedies. -Umberto Eco

I think that a good movie creates its own world, and that world needn't refer to anything that's real. If it's consistent, if it's entertaining, if it's interesting, it justifies its being there. -Christopher Walken

Probably the biggest temptation that young writers face is to be entertaining, to show your bag of tricks and do a bit of tap dancing. I read a lot of things, and I keep seeing this brocade of voice where someone is trying to be too pally with you or ingratiating on the page. -Teju Cole

I thought Bill Bryson's 'A Short History of Nearly Everything' was remarkable. Managing to be entertaining while still delivering all that hard science was a pretty good trick to pull off. -Mark Haddon

I adore summer entertaining. For a dinner party at the farm, I might prepare homemade fettuccine with porcini mushrooms, soft-shell crabs, spinach from the garden, and lemon tarts with fraises des bois for dessert. -Martha Stewart

The first book really was kind of an entertaining textbook for the homemaker. I couldn't find a good book about entertaining in 1982, and neither could my friend, so I decided to write it. -Martha Stewart

I'm quite proud of some of the films I've done, but less for the acting than for the fact that they're unpretentious and entertaining. I'm proud of having made unpretentious choices. -Hugh Grant

That's one of my favorite things about Twitter: You can tweak your feed into a fabulous novelty engine. That's only one thing you can do with it, but it's one of the things I find most entertaining about it. -William Gibson

There was a time in the 1930s when magazine writers could actually make a good living. 'The Saturday Evening Post' and 'Collier's' both had three stories in each issue. These were usually entertaining, and people really went for them. But then television came along, and now of course, information technology… the new way of killing time. -Tom Wolfe

I work very hard at relationships. I've done the thing of being home. I worked all day and came home and did all the stuff at home that a woman is supposed to do, the cooking and the entertaining. I'm a perfectionist, and, besides, I loved all those things. -Jacqueline Bisset

Every year, the Friday before the new Saturday-morning shows would premiere, the networks would do this big preview special, and I was always glued to the TV. As horrible as they were, they were entertaining at the time. There was a lot of showmanship from the networks based around the new lineup. -Seth MacFarlane

I never think of access or good will. I just want a good interview. I want guests to be informative and entertaining. I've never been concerned about someone's liking me tomorrow. -Larry King

Winnie the Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood are among the most entertaining and beloved characters ever animated by Disney. -John Lasseter

Crankiness is at the essence of all comedy. My wife and I were discussing the different types of cranky. There's entertaining cranky, annoying cranky, angry cranky. -Jerry Seinfeld

If you're going to stay in the Olympics, you've got to be entertaining and get sponsorship. -Dan Gable

Rap has so many possibilities that need to be explored. There are different factions of rap, but some are in a rut. Rap doesn't have to be about boosting egos and grabbing your crotch and dissing women. There's a way to make political and social issues interesting and entertaining to the young rap audience. -Michael Franti

Every day, whether I am teaching or entertaining – I absolutely love bringing different people and cultures together. -Marcus Samuelsson

Gaga is an entertainer, so a hat for her is part of the illusion of entertaining. -Philip Treacy

I think surprises make TV entertaining. -Chris Lilley

Pope Francis has stressed humility and austerity – a far cry, according to many, from the predecessor's bling and Ferragamo shoes – those were pretty entertaining. And he's translating all of that into a policy agenda. -Ronan Farrow

I think it's a very dangerous game to play when you assume that just because someone's an entertainer, they're automatically a role model. Entertainers are there to entertain. They aren't there to teach your children the lessons that you haven't bothered to teach them at home yourself. They're just doing their own version of entertaining. -Wentworth Miller

I'm excited to watch slope style and halfpipe. And then, of course, when my events are done, I get to go to hockey, which is always entertaining. I also like figure skating. I think every girl grew up watching figure skating. -Julia Mancuso

There is no reason why a serious film, one about life, can't be enjoyable, maybe even fun. Emotions can be very entertaining, you know. I try to use them generously in my films. -John Cassavetes

Los Angeles is a good city in which to be a reporter. Always entertaining, always an incubator. -Dana Goodyear

Movies can provide tear-inducing or comically-entertaining representations of love, but many agree that its deeper conflicting complexities often seem unfathomable. -Aberjhani

I don't really do a big Saturday supper. I prefer entertaining in the daytime. -Nicholas Haslam

When you limit the length of the video to something under two minutes, it gives everyday people an opportunity to make something entertaining. It's harder to tell a story or create an entertaining piece of content that is based around the time slot model, television shows being 22 minutes long. -Chad Hurley

My plan was I just knew, I think the first time I was in a high school play, and I liked the feeling of that. Getting on the stage and entertaining and audience. Eventually, I went to New York and studied my craft, and I was in school for two years in the same class with Joanne Woodward and Steve McQueen. -David Hedison

One movie I think is just terrific is 'Bernie,' with Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine. That was a great surprise to me – so witty, so entertaining, a true story, and I'm not a great Jack Black fan, but he's great in it. I think it's a gem. -Robert Osborne

I want more job. I want to die entertaining. -Kumar Pallana

If one person is spending all of their income on clothes, travel, hobbies, and entertaining, and one person is saving it, that may not be quite fair if and when you guys split up, depending on what the law is and what you decided to do. -Laura Wasser

Whether you're a believer or not, a flawed biblical epic is going to be more entertaining than a remake of a Paul Verhoeven movie or some third-rate sci-fi flick. -David Harsanyi

Now, admittedly, Twitter can be entertaining on occasion, as it turns out that 140 characters offers a great chance to be misunderstood – and an even greater chance one will expose his inner troglodyte. -David Harsanyi

At the end, it's your movie and your performance that stands out. So if I am a good actor, and if am being part of good entertaining engaging films, audiences will like me. -Ranbir Kapoor

I do find violence entertaining, but that doesn't make me a bad person. I grew up watching all these action films when I was a kid. My dad would bring back 'Rambo' and whatever, and we'd watch it together. It's not affected me in any way other than I just appreciate the entertainment value of violence on film. -Scott Adkins

Films with female protagonists don't attract many eyeballs. Most of them are perceived as feminist films. If Bollywood starts giving women major roles in entertaining movies, then the audience, too, will open up to the idea of watching commercial films in which the actresses do more than just play the role of the hero's love interest. -Bipasha Basu

I want to do entertaining films, where a woman gets the respect of being an actor. -Bipasha Basu

I have been called 'Bongshell' the day I stepped into showbiz. So, any adjective coming my way, I take it positively. Sometimes it's also entertaining, but I don't feel bad about it. I'm a proud woman. -Bipasha Basu

I was not awesome at dancing. For a ballerina, I probably started too late. Plus I enjoyed entertaining people too much. -Judy Greer

'I Spy' represents the absence of the tension of the black man or black woman or anyone of that color walking in, so that the white racist person can become entertaining to a viewer. -Bill Cosby

I am influenced by books which don't have their eye on the endgame, but which try to be entertaining on each and every page. -Steve Toltz

The history of storytelling isn't one of simply entertaining the masses but of also advising, instructing, challenging the status quo. -Therese Fowler

I grew up pretty much entertaining myself. So I know what its like to be in a room by myself and having fun with something. -Cheri Oteri

I think the word for me is survival, not ambition. I'm really a lucky man. I've always accepted whatever I was in, whether it was driving a taxi or entertaining. The jet set might not enjoy what I do, but I deal with the average person. -Don Ho

If you're not offending one group of people, you're not entertaining the other. -Blake Shelton

I loved the 'Die Hard' films growing up and the 'Taken' movies. They're so entertaining, and I enjoy being on the edge of my seat. -Michelle Dockery

My mom did not have money. She was a single mom, on and off in periods between marriages. My husband, however, grew up on a wonderful farm in Tuscany, in Florence, and his family was so entertaining in terms of growing their own food and using the fruit of their land. We have very, very different experiences. -Debi Mazar

My husband, Gabriele, is a musician, and I love music, so you can bet it's a really important part of our home entertaining repertoire, even if it means Gabriele making a really good playlist for a dinner party. -Debi Mazar

Gossip can be entertaining: occasionally, I've heard the most fascinating things about myself I never knew. -Vanna Bonta

For me, the most exciting thing is to create good magic that's entertaining for an audience, and it would be lovely if a magician was fooled as well. -Ricky Jay

Silent pictures show us how we lived and what our attitudes were. And as an art form, they can be wonderfully entertaining and often inspirational. -Kevin Brownlow

Fiction is supposed to be immersive and supposed to be entertaining and narrative, so structures have to be buried a little bit. If they come foregrounded too much, it stops being fiction and starts being poetry – something more concrete and out of time. -Eleanor Catton

I think I'm a good writer. I think I have my own voice, which is unique to everyone – everyone has their own voice; if they would just write from a vulnerable embarrassing place, it's going to be universal, and it's going to be entertaining. Because everyone is the same, and everyone is unique. -Nicole Holofcener

I'm still one of those persons who prefers to wear pants, especially for at-home entertaining. -Babe Paley

The best critics do not worry about what the author might think. That would be like a detective worrying about what a suspect might think. Instead, they treat the reader as an intelligent friend, and describe the book as honestly, and as entertainingly, as possible. -Craig Brown

I was always enjoying the moment. Acting, writing, looking for roles and getting involved with people and trying to create something that would be entertaining to people. With 'E.R.,' we were all very lucky to get this combination of people together in the right story in the right way to take it to the level it has reached. -Anthony Edwards

When you're in the middle of writing a song, you can come up with this whole web of stuff only you know how to get through. That's very entertaining for me to do that. -Jakob Dylan

I can remember earning £5,000 a game playing for Hibs at the end of the Seventies. They let me commute from London, train on the Friday and play on Saturday. That lasted until my friends at the Inland Revenue decided to take two-thirds. That wasn't very entertaining for me. -George Best

It's entertaining to watch somebody break my music down or explain what he thinks I was thinking during the process of making these records. Because… he has no idea. -Dr. Dre

It's always weird when people approach me to make an investment. I tell them, 'I don't need any more money. I'm good.' Then I wait for their expression. That part is entertaining, because people look at you like you're crazy when you say you don't need any more money. Who says that? -Dr. Dre

I was the guy on the swim team entertaining the bus on the way to the meets. -Kevin Hart

Films can be entertaining without shying away from exploring something. They can be magical and have fantasy, but also can have enough reality that you can be really emotionally invested. -Paul Dano

Robots already perform many functions, from making cars to defusing bombs – or, more menacingly, firing missiles. Children and adults play with toy robots, while vacuum-cleaning robots are sucking up dirt in a growing number of homes and – as evidenced by YouTube videos – entertaining cats. -Peter Singer

I would have done well as a gypsy child, I think. A circus baby. I coulda played a great street urchin or ragamuffin. Or just been one. I certainly liked entertaining people and making jokes, but I don't know necessarily if that's what your child is prone to that you should necessarily put them in a real working industry at six years old. -Natasha Lyonne

With '10,000,' our aim was to make a film that was entertaining and a roller-coaster ride; it is what it is. It's an adventure film. -Steven Strait

I basically started performing for my mother, going, 'Love me!' What drives you to perform is the need for that primal connection. When I was little, my mother was funny with me, and I started to be charming and funny for her, and I learned that by being entertaining, you make a connection with another person. -Robin Williams

I'm not in the business of trying to be a celebrity. I like entertaining and being in movies. I like when people leave a movie and talk about it with friends. My biggest struggle is the press… its an odd thing and something I've had to learn a lot about. -Stephen Colletti

I want to create a body of work that is entertaining and speaks to people for a long time. Longer than my life span. -Jack O'Connell

We like to make the Marvel comics films because they're fun. Families can go see them together. They're entertaining. They aspire to inspire, and that is cool. -Djimon Hounsou

My mother loved entertaining, and I've followed suit, so we have big celebrations for New Year, Passover, Thanksgiving and birthdays. -Joan Rivers

A movie with nothing but violence is not a good movie. But one that is actually entertaining around the horror is one that people will remember and watch again and again. -Adam Green

When animals age, some humans see them as less valuable, less important and less entertaining. -Jenna Morasca

When it comes to acting, I've always had a passion for entertaining and for making people laugh. On the music side, I really want to come out as an artist because I want people to see who I really am… artistically, I tend to be drawn to the darker things. What the music will be able to do is show people that I am an adult now. -Tahj Mowry

I think a movie is a great date idea for younger couples. It takes the pressure off, since something else is entertaining you. It's also good for couples in a very comfortable relationship. -Chris Carmack

For decades, activist shareholders were an entertaining, but largely ignored, Wall Street sideshow. Disgruntled investors would attend annual meetings to harangue executives, criticize strategies – and protest that their complaints were being ignored. -Charles Duhigg

I like entertaining. I adore it. I feel I'm in the right place. Without question. -John Hurt

It doesn't matter the amount of gore, the amount of shocks that you can have in a movie if the movie's not entertaining, if the story's not entertaining. -Fede Alvarez

Oprah was famous for going to a garden party and ad-libbing. She could literally interview people for a half hour about nothing, and it was entertaining. She had her own show before she had her own show. -John Tesh

Indian cinema is entertaining, and what I love most about it is the songs and dances in the films. -Pierce Brosnan

I don't know what else I would do. I love entertaining people, I love communicating, I love an audience. I'm a real artist, right from the bottom of my toes to the top of my head. -Suzi Quatro

'Gravity' is a great example of a movie that we hope they're going to do more of. It's really entertaining, with a female star. It's not the kind of film you typically see, and gives me hope. -Callie Khouri

I'm not about either entertaining or instructing. The entertaining and instructing are secondary fallout from the fundamental thing, which is basically to create an aesthetic object. -Samuel R. Delany

Russia perhaps is still entertaining the possibility that the moons of Mars might have access to ice or water. -Buzz Aldrin

I have late onset ADHD. I take on too much and end up spinning plates, but it's entertaining, and it helps you make quick connections if you're a comedian, if you have a brain that can dance around too much. -Rory Bremner

If you listen to my tapes, you'd hear 14 different ways to arrange the rhythm guitar behind the harmony vocal, and then 14 different ways with a different vocal. You'd have to really be a music lover to sit through that and find it entertaining. I enjoy it, but I'm easy to please. -Tom Scholz

I really loved to sing all the time, and I was constantly entertaining. Finally, my dad saw an article in the local newspaper in Phoenix, and it was for a children's theater, an audition for 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.' -Kimiko Glenn

I'm all about the story. If I like the character and I think the story's entertaining, I'll do it. -Cynthia Stevenson

Since I'm not a journalist, I talk about issues that encourage an interchange of ideas through conversation while also being entertaining. -Thalia

I used to comfort myself when I became an actor that it was a useful job, entertaining people. And it was important to do it as well as you possibly can. -Ian Mckellen

I try to make a film that's very entertaining, very funny, but also gives you something to think about. And the strongest thing I have to offer is my point of view, to get across how I see the world in hopes that it can change the way other people see the world, hopefully for the better. -Terry Zwigoff

My first dream was to travel. I was attracted to different places, different colors of skin, different food. When I was 18 in 1977, I went to Europe with my accordion and discovered the pleasure of entertaining people. -Guy Laliberte

I'm not curing cancer. I'm not saving lives. It's my job. I'm an actor. It's a good, fun job. People enjoy it, but there are many other people who are doing so many things that are more worthwhile. I just don't see anything that special about it. I see it as entertaining. -Kurt Fuller

Truth be told, most financial television bores me. Two or more people discussing the latest economic trends or hot stocks is not especially entertaining. -Barry Ritholtz

The only thing I've cooked while entertaining is stir-fry. -Robert Webb

My job is to teach someone something they never knew, but it should not be like you're in a prisoner-of-war camp. I'm supposed to be teaching you but also entertaining you. You're giving me an hour of your time. It should be lively. We're on a hunt, it's a mystery, and it's amazing. -Bonnie Bassler

The only thing that matters to me about my stories is that they're entertaining and they're funny. And I tend to get bored easily, so I generally throw something supernatural in. I would say they're humorous novels that have a supernatural bent, but that's as close as you're going to get to fitting them all in the same basket. -Christopher Moore

Nothing's ever allowed to just be entertaining. We have to talk about it. -Lena Headey

It's the details and the human element that makes 'Recount' entertaining. Even though we know how the election ends, it plays like a thriller. It's also funny. -Kevin Spacey

I guess I'm entertaining; I guess I'm interesting. I guess the things that I say sell papers. I guess they sell magazines. I don't know. -Tracy Morgan

I've definitely always had a passion for entertaining. -Troye Sivan

Performers like to perform, and there's certainly no disgrace in entertaining people, in giving pleasure, you hope, through your singing. My work defines who I am. -Kiki Dee

I am not interested in entertaining people. I think being an actor provides an opportunity to give people an experience they can connect to, reflect on, learn from, laugh at. -Cory Michael Smith

Paranormal fiction offers authors – and readers – the chance to answer the question, 'What if?' All the different ways that question can be answered make for extremely entertaining reading. -Jeaniene Frost

I figured, 'Why not go into entertainment?' I love entertaining people. I always loved being extra loud. -Becky G

For most artists, you take what you have and who you are, and then you expand on it to make it more entertaining. Everyone knows actors aren't the same people that they play in movies, but people somehow expect musicians to be a certain way all the time! -Tinashe

I love entertaining people, and I want to pursue it. -Nash Grier

I was one of those annoying kids that loves singing and entertaining. -Imelda May

Every filmmaker's just going to keep trying to make it the best you can make it: make it as potent and interesting and entertaining and exciting and tough and sexy as you can. -Catherine Hardwicke

I like entertaining people. I want to make big entertainment. -Elizabeth Banks

Lots of people would say House doesn't have any charm at all. I would disagree, though: I find him immensely charming and endlessly entertaining. He has a sort of grace and a wit about him, and ultimately, I think he is on the side of the angels. -Hugh Laurie

I watch 'Shark Tank,' of course. It's very entertaining. I think it's actually good to help people think about the business they might start, and sometimes you get encouraged by looking at someone going into business and saying, 'Hey, I could do that.' -Fred DeLuca

I love entertaining people, I love playing music, and I love rocking like an animal. But at a certain point, you're playing gig after gig after gig, in town after town after town, and you're lying down, staring at another hotel-room ceiling, and it's like, 'I want to be home. I'm a dad. I've got kids.' -Flea

Mainly, I'm doing my thing, and I hope people like it. I don't say, 'I'm going to write something radical and hope it reverberates throughout society.' The goal is to write a solid, entertaining, engaging show. -Jenji Kohan

Success is boring… failure is exciting and more entertaining. -Anupam Kher

It was a challenge for me to do a plot because I'd been an essayist and a journalist. I had to be vigilant about moving things along and being entertaining. -Meghan Daum

I think that short films often contain an originality, a creative freedom, an energy and an invention that is inspiring and entertaining. I think they are, as Shakespeare put it, a good deed in a naughty world. -Kenneth Branagh

I'm motivated by entertaining people. -Ray William Johnson

I just try to write entertaining books that are easily identifiable. -J. A. Konrath

The goal, first and foremost, is to tell a satisfying – entertaining – story. -Marc Guggenheim

I'm slightly obsessed with drag queens and performers. Their quips and their one-liners, their style, their singing… I find it fascinating. And thoroughly entertaining. I'd love to play one. -Russell Tovey

I went to the opening of 'Sister Act,' and I had such a great time. I had no idea what it was about, and I had never seen the movies. But I heard the show went through some major last-minute craziness in previews, and man, opening night was really fun and really entertaining. -Aaron Lazar

The goal has been not to get pigeonholed. I like working in different genres. I'm gonna try to be entertaining and funny and do my usual thing. -Adam Mansbach

As much as I love creating entertaining visuals, I love toying with the pace of a movie and trying to perfect that. It's imperative to the impact: faster cuts, cuts at the right moments that meld with the tenor of a scene. Creating and maintaining that feeling. -Asif Kapadia

I was under the false impression that I could sing in high school, so I did a lot of musical stuff. I can't sing or dance, so that was entertaining for everyone. -Rachel Brosnahan

I'm such a fan of actors and also enjoy watching them work so that I can help their acting in any way I can. Sometimes it walks a tricky line because you want to be entertaining to some degree. But honesty is always entertaining to me. I'm a big Woody Allen and Spike Lee fan, and I find their films to be very honest. -Dito Montiel

The feeling of the early '90s… I think it was more… It was real. It was gutter. It was more entertaining. -Shameik Moore

There's not a whole lot to do in Athens. When I was 13, I just started entertaining myself by writing songs. I'd sit in my room for 10 hours playing the same song, stacking vocals, trying out different drum beats, realizing no one would ever hear this but having so much fun. I guess I got my voice from just doing that so often. -Brittany Howard

'Power Play' is a morality tale for our post-Enron world and – not incidentally – wildly entertaining. Nothing wrong with that. -M. J. Rose

'Top Chef' is always entertaining – it's hard to stop watching, like a good hockey fight, but no one gets hurt. It's great that the format is so inherently dramatic and can make cooking so entertaining to people who might not ordinarily be interested in a cooking show. Good for the industry all round. -Wylie Dufresne

In Haiti, as I understand it, storytelling and history itself are not a business of necessarily elucidating facts or the truth of an incident, but finding the version that is most entertaining and therefore will get retold and live in immortality. -John Edgar Wideman

I think writing is an extension of a childhood habit – the habit of entertaining oneself by taking interesting bits of reality and building upon them. -Zilpha Keatley Snyder

My siblings were a bit younger than me, and I was always entertaining them and making up stories. -Patti Smith

People just want to watch people live their authentic lives and share the good and the bad. You can have fun and be a positive influence and have a good impact. And it can still be entertaining. -Tyler Oakley

Every video I make, I want to make sure that it's doing something entertaining or hopefully inspiring or maybe teaching somebody something or sharing my mistakes so that they can learn from them or anything that will make a positive impact in the world. -Tyler Oakley

I think people need entertaining, and they like being entertained. That's all I do. I don't do anything important; I just work in entertainment. -Martin Clunes

Watching two men jib and jab for 12 rounds is not entertaining for me. I want action, knockouts, big shots, and people getting up off the canvas. That's my ideal fight. -Tyson Fury

At home, we're listening to TV or playing with our computers, so our entertaining is rusting. We don't know how to be good hosts and guests in business situations. -Letitia Baldrige

We have lost the art of conversation. People are shy and don't know how to approach other people, and they are missing opportunities for relationships. And no one's entertaining at home anymore. They're not having people over for dinner. -Letitia Baldrige

Administrations had come and gone in Pennsylvania Avenue, but many old entertaining traditions had survived – thru habit and not thru merit. -Letitia Baldrige

One of the nice things about writing is you can take essentially painful things in your life and turn them into something that might be useful, or at least entertaining, to somebody else. -Patrick deWitt

'Bag of Bones' was a big, distorted yet wonderfully entertaining novel that rode high on the bestseller lists in 1998. -Jay Parini

My manager and fellow YouTuber, Mike Lamond, encouraged me to start a YouTube channel as a way to practice speaking, entertaining, and being more comfortable in front of a camera. In the beginning, I used an $80 dollar flip-camera and edited every episode myself. -Rosanna Pansino

I'm definitely a perfectionist. I started entertaining so young. I think, naturally, my personality is that of a perfectionist, and then on top of that, growing up in the industry, I became very objective and analytical of myself early on, and I find myself doing that in everything. -Keke Palmer

In Mexico, audiences want to see a big discussion around a film – what we expect from Hollywood films worldwide is more of an entertaining show. 'Y Tu Mama Tambien' was a road movie and comedy, but it had a very strong political connotation that sparked a discussion in Mexico that is still going on. -Gael Garcia Bernal

Our mission is making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. Which people come to work at Yahoo to build on that mission? Those who are inspired by that, and you can feel that passion in the products. -Marissa Mayer

I love entertaining people; I strive to make them feel good, and they make me feel wonderful. To explain it simply, I like what I do, and my ambition is to get better as I get older. That's really what I'm all about. -Tony Bennett

I was like the family clown. The middle child entertaining. I was a lousy student, but interestingly, the nuns always let me write plays or do drawings, endless special projects. -Eileen Myles

Are you used to entertaining everyone with your tales of drama and conflict? Do you get attention and feel important every time you complain about how awful this man is? Stop settling for attention for the negative stuff in your life. -Karen Salmansohn

Both of my kids have my sense of humor – they're definitely entertaining. -Jodie Sweetin

MTV has a been a great partner over the years. I'm truly grateful for the platform they've provided for me to create and refine compelling, entertaining media at the highest level. -Rob Dyrdek

I think people are getting bored of parties, and hosts are terrified nobody's going to show up. So they have to start entertaining them before the party even starts. -Jerry Della Femina

Lucifer has a sense of fun about life; he just likes to play with people. But the sense of humor of the show is what makes the show entertaining as opposed to dark. -Tom Ellis

No matter how happy or hopeful I am, I always tend to drift back to that. It's underneath all the music I've ever written… An artist is trying to tell you how he's feeling. And if that accidentally becomes entertaining, it becomes a career. -Don McLean

Ezekiel Boone's books, starting with 'The Hatching' series, are meant to be big, sprawling, smart, entertaining books that are fun above all else; the literary novels written under my real name, Alexi Zentner, are certainly a little more quiet. -Alexi Zentner

My philosophy as a filmmaker is to inform and entertain at the same time. And when I went away from documentaries into miniseries like 'Roots,' I did the reverse. Instead of just entertaining, I want to inform at the same time. -David L. Wolper

All I thought about when I was a kid was getting my guitar and entertaining people. -Kenny Price

If you tell me there's something I can't do, I'll want to do it even more. Especially when it comes to entertaining. -Dwayne Johnson

I was a popular professor. My teaching ratings were usually good. I could take complicated subjects and explain them in an entertaining way. -Sebastian Thrun

I love Nicole Holofcener and Lynn Shelton, both for the same reasons: their films are funny without being forced, intimate and real while also being hugely entertaining. -Liz Tuccillo

I think what I'm gonna do is keep being international and not being grounded to any one particular thing. As long as I'm entertaining people in one way or another and maintaining some sort of adventurous life with my family in tow, then I'll be happy. -Rhys Darby

Sometimes if something is entertaining and amusing, people tend to think that it doesn't have the depth of something that's dramatic. I don't think that's true. -T. C. Boyle

I think that baseball is still the most entertaining game because it's the simplest to watch. -Joe Garagiola

'The Amazing Race' has always been the gold standard of reality television to me. It's smart, it's funny, and it's entertaining as hell. -Burnie Burns

In an age of never-ending health fads, it's comforting to learn that one of the healthiest activities you can do has existed for millennia. It's called reading. Yes, books are not just entertaining or educational: they can also improve your mental health. -Matt Haig

I cook often when I am at home but not in college. I do it alone. It is just very relaxing to me. Just about anything that I like to eat, I can cook – chicken, salmon, stir fry. I like to cook seafood or burgers the most when I am entertaining. -Simone Manuel

We're not doing brain surgery. We're not saving lives… Even if you're doing Shakespeare, it's still entertainment. We're just entertaining people. We're just doing the stuff that comes on in between the ads. -Julia Stiles

I like being involved with projects that are not only entertaining but are also thought provoking. Either that, or jobs that keep a roof over my head. A mixture of both is always nice. -Tanc Sade

Didn't you know I'm going to be the greatest, most entertaining author and artist in the world? Well, don't feel badly, I didn't either! -Sylvia Plath

I have to work with the team at Blizzard and the producers on the film and convince them that, as a fan, I have a unique and hopefully entertaining way of taking people through the first contact story, which is really what sets up 'Warcraft' for everyone else. -Duncan Jones

I'm following my interests, and there's something about investigating the world and creating a watchable, entertaining programme out of it that is deeply satisfying. -Louis Theroux

That's the thing about Michael Moore, when you read his stuff, he's so sure he's right about everything; even when he's wrong, he's entertaining. -Mike Binder

Everyone enjoys music and film. It just makes people happy or makes them feel things. We're not saving peoples' lives, but if we are entertaining them, that's as much as I can contribute in this life. -Riley Keough

The films that have influenced me most are: 'The Hustler', 'Badlands', 'Hud', 'Tender Mercies', 'Cool Hand Luke', 'A Perfect World', and 'Laurence of Arabia'. I also really like 'Fletch'. I feel like all of these films reached an honest place in regard to the human condition while also stringing together really entertaining stories. -Jeff Nichols

The Mitch Rapp novels are as thrilling and entertaining as they are relevant. I am delighted to be given the opportunity to translate them to the screen. -Edward Zwick

I have always loved creating and entertaining. It started with music, singing. I grew up in a household filled with music – not pop but old-school stuff, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong. -Cressida Bonas

I like YouTube; it's really entertaining. A lot of it is crappy stuff, but there are a couple diamonds in the rough there. -Kevin Nealon

The danger of the blogosphere is reading only those you agree with. While there are right-wing blogs that are entertaining freak shows, it's hard to find substantial journalism there. -Molly Ivins

I just serve others through entertaining. That's when I am happy. -Elaine Stritch

I don't see why a book shouldn't be intellectually sound, entertaining, and fun to read. Historians who write academic history, which is unreadable, are basically wasting their time. -Norman Davies

Michael Savage turns on a microphone and broadcasts his opinions to faithful followers who enjoy listening to his views on politics, social issues, and anything else that this colorful, provocative, entertaining guy comes up with. It doesn't matter which of his views I agree or disagree with. -Mike Gallagher

I've worked my entire career to try to broaden the perception of the WWE. A lot of folks think because we're so entertaining and oftentimes have such wild and well-defined characters that it's all we are. It has kind of been my life's work to tell the public that's not true. -John Cena

Dance is a universal language, and whether you know how to dance or grew up training in dance, you have a respect for people who love to dance, and it's also visually very entertaining to watch a great dancer. -Jenna Dewan

I'm not a huge TV person, but when I do watch, it's always after the fact because I like to binge watch. It's more entertaining for me to watch these characters fresh, after one episode, instead of waiting a whole week. -Alia Shawkat

Travel is hard, but entertaining is joy. -Debbie Reynolds

America's Next Shuffle Cat contest proved to be not only entertaining, but a rare chance for me to have an opportunity to host and judge some of the nation's cutest cats as they strutted the catwalk. -Hannah Simone

Writing nonfiction of various kinds has been instructive and entertaining as well as paying the rent. -Katherine Dunn

The great thing for me about 'The Resurrection of Gavin Stone' is it's a throwback to the old fashioned Hollywood movie that you can watch with your family, has a message, and is funny and entertaining. They didn't call them faith-based movies; they just called them good movies. -D. B. Sweeney

I feel like there's such a responsibility, when you make a film, to enlighten people, to make them think, to make them laugh, or even just to be entertaining. -Parker Posey

What is really important for a woman, you know, even more than being beautiful or intelligent, is to be entertaining. -Zsa Zsa Gabor

Any woman who diets all the time can't help but be grouchy. Nobody can be amusing or entertaining on a diet. -Zsa Zsa Gabor

At the end of the day, the job is to tell the story that you promised to tell and do it in the most entertaining and perhaps surprising way you can think of. -Timothy Olyphant

I just love being in front of the camera making people laugh, cry, entertaining them. It's the 'nasha' of performance that I enjoy. It's my calling, and I'm blessed to be able to do that for a living. -Ranveer Singh

On the sets, Ali Zafar was extremely entertaining… he would just start singing out of the blue. It was just great! -Yami Gautam

I laugh about it all the time, but, for whatever reason, a lot of people think that I wear a wig. I get emails and tweets about people commenting on my hair being a wig. It's one of the strangest but most entertaining things I've read about myself online. -Tamron Hall

The English have a special sense of humour. This I immediately experienced in the dressing room. As I walked with two plates while eating, suddenly a team-mate asked me, 'Basti, what time is it?' hoping I would automatically turn my hand to look at my watch. That's quite entertaining. -Bastian Schweinsteiger

Everyone looks at our films and thinks that we are somehow able to make movie after movie that does well and is entertaining, but there's an enormous amount of work that goes on under the hood and an enormous number of mistakes that are made along the way. -Lee Unkrich

YA does a fantastic job of being socially aware and, at the same time, entertaining. -Angie Thomas

Looking back, I do think one of the reasons 'Thirteen Reasons Why' has been so successful is not because it deals with serious issues but because I had a unique and interesting way to tell that story. I knew the issues were going to be dealt with in the book, but I felt my job was to write the story as entertainingly as possible. -Jay Asher

All the guys at Marvel are really passionate, and they love entertaining folks, and they really think about the story, and there's a lot of thought that goes into that. -Michael Pena

What I want to impart on any movie I work on is I want to make it entertaining. That's what I feel I do. -Kelly Asbury

I'm in the entertainment business, and I make commercially entertaining animated features. -Kelly Asbury

I don't approach my movies with a target audience in mind. I try to make something that's true to the subject matter as much as possible, while still being entertaining and fun. -Kelly Asbury

The realities are, there are – you can be entertaining and you can be fun, and you can say things that actually appeal to people. You still have to figure out a way to get to 270 electoral votes. Get votes in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. -Dana Perino

Normally, 'Saturday Night Live' is about as entertaining as an ocular migraine. -Greg Gutfeld

It's important, at least for me, that while we're entertaining, there's also something substantive to talk about. -Goldie Hawn

People ask if I feel pigeon-holed by always doing the same kind of humorous role. But my tool has always been humor because it's the most entertaining way to put any ideology across, and it's fun, and it's positive, and it's a healer. Laughter is God's gift. I feel privileged to be able to do it. -Goldie Hawn

I have never been able to pay attention to anything for more than a few minutes – the stories in my head have always been so much more entertaining. Only books could pull me out of my own imagination, and then it was only to plunge me into someone else's. -W. Bruce Cameron

Science fiction writers aren't in the prediction business; they're in the speculation business, using 'hasn't happened' or 'hasn't happened yet' to create entertaining scenarios that may or may not anticipate future realities. -James Gunn

Anyone can learn a trick, but to make it entertaining, to put a presentation twist on it, and then to take it out there and really amaze people is a whole different ball game. You have to have some kind of a natural ability to do that, I suppose. -Keith Barry

I thought I was going to be an actor. I liked entertaining. I was pretty much tap dancing for attention from a very early age. My family was kind of musical, and there were people in the circus next door and actors across the road. I just enjoyed messing around with music growing up, but I really thought I was going to be an actor. -Sia

The magic in performing as an entertaining ventriloquist happens when the characters come to life and the interaction between the separate personalities on stage becomes 'real.' Then don't forget that the act has to be funny, and to me, being funny and entertaining any given audience is more important than anything. -Jeff Dunham

Books should be both enlightening and entertaining. -Ravi Subramanian

The challenge is to stay true to the characters while also having them be entertaining every day, because it turns out that just watching someone be true to themselves isn't that rad to watch. -Ryan North

I think the live show is a different kind of catharsis. It's an event. It's supposed to be entertaining. To keep myself entertained, I like to play a rock n' roll show. I still kind of feel like I'm a rock n' roll musician anyway. -Jason Isbell

I'm not working on the Great American Novel. All I am doing, I hope, is entertaining readers. -Clive Cussler

I commend Chris Brown and Soulja Boy for going out there for so many years and entertaining the people. -Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

I think that winning the White House is about more than just entertaining a large audience. -Mitch McConnell

In the time I spent with him, Jurgen Klopp was enigmatic, larger than life, and extremely quick-witted. He is quite unique as a football manager in many ways, and that is what makes him so entertaining. -Gary Lineker

I spent a lot of time doing really unimportant work as an actor. It was important when I started writing that I obviously make it entertaining, or no one is going to go see it – but to really make you think, that is my goal. -Taylor Sheridan

I think commitment is inextricably linked with success, and rightly or wrongly, people with a fierce commitment to their goals – the Kanyes of this world – are really entertaining. -Katherine Ryan

You set out to tell a good story. You don't do it because there is a deep message involved, because the movie is almost always bad when you do that. Your job No. 1 is for it to be entertaining, and if it's inspiring, that is great, too. -John Lee Hancock

My favourite English player of my time was Paul Gascoigne. I interviewed him several times, always entertaining. -John Motson

I know what it is to be out entertaining millions and yet wanting to be home because you miss your loved ones. -Romeo Santos

I haven't seen any of the Cung Le movies, but I have seen the Cung Le Q&A that he did in San Jose, and I've got to say that was pretty hard to watch. That was pretty cringeworthy. Listen: stick to kicking; sticking to kicking eggs and setting Guinness World Records, because entertaining a crowd certainly isn't your thing. -Michael Bisping

You've got to sell fights; you've got to be entertaining. -Michael Bisping

Whether it's an inspiring song or whether it's an entertaining song – whatever it might be about it – I just want people to feel the emotion that I put into it because I think emotion… is everything. -Danny Gokey

We just want to see entertaining, exciting games, and we want the officials to do a good job. -Gary Bettman

When I listen to a script, it has to be entertaining. People who come to theatre should be happy and entertained. -Vijay Sethupathi

Flashy characters are more entertaining to people because you get it. You don't have to work to get someone who says what they mean and says what they think. They're out there. It's harder to play a quiet character because everything happens in their stream of consciousness. -Viola Davis

There is less difference than you would imagine entertaining little children and entertaining adults. -John Lithgow

My dream role would be a role that is entertaining and 'massy,' and it should be able to make people laugh and cry and make the audience scared of me and then make them fall in love with me again. -Varun Dhawan

I personally love grilling, but it's a 15- to 20-minute commitment in entertaining. -Zac Posen

Sci-fi works for me as a way of getting across a social conceit couched as entertainment. Social realist movies lost their way because they are just not that entertaining. -Miguel Sapochnik

People thought I was funny, so I kind of took entertaining for granted… it was inevitable that I'd start giving little performances. -Johnny Carson

I will admit that I often spend weekends after each 'House of Cards' season is released binge-watching the show for hours. But I watch it because it is entertaining, not because it reminds me of my day-to-day. -Valerie Jarrett

We were an entertainment brand, and if we were going to compete in an era of incredible growth in the cable industry, I felt we actually needed to be entertaining. -Nancy Dubuc

The memoirs of the Grand Duchess Olga are an entertaining record for anyone interested in the imperial family's home life during the last years of Russian autocracy. -Simon Sebag Montefiore

I love anything that really pushes the envelope as far as where it takes your mind. When it's well written and brings you into a world that possibly could be, I think that's the most entertaining for me – to see something that could actually take place and causes you to think. -Mekhi Phifer

I will entertain things that are entertaining and sound interesting and challenge me. But acting just doesn't come second-nature to me. -Sharon Van Etten

I don't believe people are interested in dates and facts. I don't think it is interesting to say what it is to be this person or that, but I do believe it is entertaining and perhaps even of value to express how it is to be that person. -Hisham Matar

I don't feel like a live set even seems super real for an electronic act like me. It's not really that entertaining. I've seen a lot of my favourite acts take it to a new level with a live band and stuff, which is amazing, but for me, a live set would be boring to watch. -Kaytranada

My goal was to leverage the power of movies and the reach they have and include important messages. Of course, they still have to be entertaining so that people will watch them, but I wanted to make sure there was a message, a takeaway. -Jeffrey Skoll

Jonathan Lethem's 10th novel, 'The Blot,' is engaging, entertaining, and sharp for its first two-thirds. Then it goes to hell. -Lionel Shriver

I think Britain is a little better at bringing intellectuals into discourse than America, where I'm from. Though I would say, perhaps, that the U.K. prefers its intellectualism to be entertaining. -Lionel Shriver

I know how to sell a brand and create excitement around something, and so when you combine those two together -entertaining and marketing – it's like things start to go crazy. -Jake Paul

We – America – have to move past the ideology, the tribalism, that grips this country. As ridiculous as this sounds, I believe 'Black Panther,' the film, could help us do that if it addresses issues of tribal polarization and, by extension, racism, xenophobia, and homophobia in an entertaining, non-preachy way. -Christopher Priest

Bill O'Reilly is smooth. He's one of very few broadcasters I know who can squeeze a weeks-long news cycle from one incident and make it entertaining regardless the time stamp. -Dana Loesch

With 'Utopia,' definitely it's more the idea of trying to put across a message rather than just entertaining the audience. It's entertaining as well, but there's also a lot of other things that are going on. -Adeel Akhtar

Airbnb is a trusted online marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world. From a private room to a private island, we offer an entertaining and personal way for travelers to unlock local experiences and see their surroundings through the eyes of a local. -Joe Gebbia

'Fruitvale' set the bar for what I wanted to do with my career, which was to make films that had consciousness and messaging in an entertaining package. Once I hit that mark, I never wanted to go back. -Rachel Morrison

I think that for the most part, black people specifically have sort of been used as props in TV shows as a way to move story along or as a way to make things more entertaining. -Lena Waithe

Anyone with a fondness for intricately flavored, carefully measured cocktails and entertaining at home knows how poorly the two mix. -Jonathan Miles

Vin brule is a version of mulled wine enjoyed in Piemonte, in northwestern Italy. It's a perfect choice for holiday entertaining because you can double or even triple the recipe and leave it over very low heat, ladling it out as your guests come in from the cold. -Lidia Bastianich

Uzo Aduba over at 'Godspell' is doing an even more entertaining Donald Trump than Donald Trump's Donald Trump. -Alice Ripley

'Human Target' was probably one of the best projects I ever worked on – that and 'Dr.Thirteen.' I just appreciated how smart Peter Milligan's writing is. It was smart and entertaining. -Cliff Chiang

'The Interceptor' has an excitement and grittiness to it, but it's also very entertaining. It lives in this sphere of a slightly heightened reality where, although you completely identify and recognise all the characters in it, they're fun and exciting to watch. -O. T. Fagbenle

'The Interceptor' is gritty but also entertaining. The action is great as well. -O. T. Fagbenle

There've been times I felt like, 'I don't know if I want to do this.' That maybe I should go back to school and become a special-education teacher. But I love entertaining. -Tiffany Haddish

With the exception of an occasional cocktail party with friends, my holiday entertaining mostly centers around smaller get-togethers with family. -Ree Drummond

I don't think the challenge is asking an audience to like a character; it's inviting them to try and understand them… then making that journey entertaining and worth their while. It's a classic trick, but it's human, and it allows characters to have more depth. -Phoebe Waller-Bridge

I put out some very entertaining material on social media! Check my Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat! I got jokes for days! -Lamorne Morris

'The Outsider' is a culmination of a lot of things I've been working diligently toward as a recording artist. Hopefully it will render my past pigeonholing obsolete while positioning me more solidly as a socially conscious American singer/songwriter. Wouldn't that be entertaining? -Rodney Crowell

Overhearing people's conversations about art – that's always entertaining. -Cynthia Rowley

My husband and I have very similar desires when we're entertaining. We want everybody to feel comfortable and welcome, to know they can kick off their shoes and be able to come right in. -Tiffani Thiessen

My love of entertaining and cooking truly came from traveling. -Tiffani Thiessen

I've always loved to cook, and then my love of it just grew as I got older and started traveling and started entertaining. -Tiffani Thiessen

It isn't enough for a book to be transporting or entertaining; it must also come from a place of knowledge and an understanding of aesthetics. Even where a longlisted book wears its craftsmanship lightly, the power of the writing shines through. -Amanda Foreman

We want Bellator to be a destination for not only the top-tier fighters in the sport, but the first-choice destination for fans to see the most entertaining fights in the sport. -Scott Coker

Spike is an entertainment company. So why not have entertaining fights when you can do them? -Scott Coker

We've made it to the 1000th episode of 'The Chase,' as the show is so entertaining and informative. I'm so lucky I get to be a part of such a great team and have a laugh at work; I even learn some things, too. -Bradley Walsh

For me, drag is all about making people happy and entertaining. -Aquaria

The truth is, when you want a great show, it's not 'entertaining' the audience – it's you sharing with them… an experience of communion. -Lizz Wright

When I started playing basketball, they always would have me at the block, and I'm like, 'Yo, I don't want to play down here. I want to do something else.' This is not entertaining to me, and whatever the guards do, I wanted to do. -Deandre Ayton

E-40 is another person I love working with because he is so entertaining. -Goapele

I think all the music I do, which ties together, as far as I'm concerned, is fun and entertaining. -Ry Cooder

I want to work with guys like Rey Mysterio, The Undertaker, Edge and have good feuds and do entertaining stuff, and I know I'm capable of it. -Randy Orton

I was always causing trouble in school. Doing impressions of Bart Simpson, interrupting class – I liked the attention and entertaining people. -Jermaine Fowler

People need to be true to themselves, and if entertaining and content-creating is something that does not come naturally and is really difficult, they should find something they are passionate about and love and do that instead. -Ninja

This isn't a competitive sport. Wrestling is not the NFL or the NHL. It's not really sports. It's entertainment. And in order to be entertaining, you have to create emotion. And you can't create emotion by simply having a wrestling match. -Eric Bischoff

It is my hope to teach my students how to work a match and at the same time put on an entertaining show that you aren't embarassed to bring your kids to. -Harley Race

I think that Gordon Ramsay is maybe one of the most entertaining people ever on television. And I would love to pretend to be Gordon Ramsay and walk into a restaurant uninvited and attempt to make them change their menu. It's just a personal fantasy of mine. -El-P

I think 'Empire' is entertaining. It's a soap opera. Does it touch on stereotypes? Sure, it does… I don't know if that's necessarily good or bad. -Regina King

We spent night after night out there learning the art of entertaining a crowd. -Jay DeMarcus

I think that anybody can go home, put the record on, and listen to it note for note, but there's very little entertainment value in that, I believe. When you give people something visually entertaining to watch along with presenting the music, I feel it makes it a lot more interesting. -Jay DeMarcus

The power that you have as a storyteller is to be able to tell stories that are at once entertaining but also never lose sight of what's going on in the real world. -Cheo Hodari Coker

The best thing about summer entertaining is it doesn't have to be fancy – and you can eat outdoors. You can use a tablecloth or just a piece of fabric you love. You can't go wrong with white candles; put them in jars or hurricane vases. -Katie Lee

I want my films to be entertaining: not comedy, but something which is gripping. -Prabhas

The concept of 'Dhan Dhana Dhan' is an entertaining one, and I am sure the audience will like it. -Shilpa Shinde

My one criticism of Vertigo Crime to date is that it's been a boys' club, reveling in violence that, while entertainingly lurid, lacks depth. Of course, the comics world is deliberately double-dimensional – and shouldn't apologize for being so. -Sarah Weinman

It's gratifying to see people come up to me and thank me for entertaining them. -Kane

When you're entertaining, and I still haven't accomplished this because I'm always stuck in the kitchen, but spend enough time actually with your guests. It allows you to chill with your friends and be an actual, normal human as opposed to being in the kitchen cooking all the time. -Antoni Porowski

I think a natural evolution for me would be to try to transfer over into the film and TV world and start playing different characters. Hopefully, that way, I can keep entertaining my fans that are fans of me, in different avenues and different spotlights. It's a natural evolution. -Big Show

You're not going to get a seven-star match or six or five in a seven-minute segment, but I always do the best I can to make that segment memorable and entertaining, and I think that's always the name of the game. -Kenny Omega

I can be multi-cultural, multi-lingual, work a physical style, push forward entertaining storylines, and be the more worldly entertainment that the company needs. -Kenny Omega

I'm as happy entertaining one person as I am entertaining a million people. -Matthew Gray Gubler

I believe in entertaining the audiences with whatever I do. -Neha Kakkar

Akshay Kumar is always on time. He is always disciplined and hard working but also always entertaining, fun behind the camera and also in front of it. -Aditi Rao Hydari

I just love making music and entertaining. I really do live for this culture. I don't think about the other stuff. -Jay Park

I don't consider myself an image-driven actor. I believe audiences come to watch my films because they are entertaining and not because of my image. -Nani

Of course I want to do films that I feel I like and I feel like are either entertaining or different sort of value attached to it which I personally lean towards, and that's how I make my choices. -Nushrat Bharucha

With 'Lucha Underground,' it's really tight, and you don't need to fast-forward. Everything you're watching is important and entertaining. -John Morrison

'Lucha Underground' is a combination of new psychology, new moves, and a new take on wrestling: an evolution of wrestling. In my opinion, it is entertaining. It is the kind of wrestling I want to watch. It is the kind of stories I want to tell, which is why I intend to be part of it. -John Morrison

If a film is entertaining, it will work irrespective of anything. It should be entertaining and engaging; otherwise, it becomes a documentary. -Ayushmann Khurrana

Lots of people expect 'Andhadhun' to be a dark film, given it's from Sriram Raghavan. But this film is fun, entertaining, thrilling, and while it has moments of darkness, overall it's not a dark film. -Ayushmann Khurrana

I would love to do realistic films that are entertaining. -Tamannaah

I'm in this to be the best fighter in the world, to put on entertaining shows, and to please the fans. -Colby Covington

I've been entertaining since I was kid. -Nick Kyrgios

I despise all those who fight for peace. It's only the bad guys and the troublemakers who create entertaining and history-changing events. -Ram Gopal Varma

A song like 'Kilimanjaro,' which is such a fun, entertaining track… Singing the song was an amazing experience. -Chinmayi

I think we're at a really critical time in terms of art, and I think it's totally possible to have a project that is entertaining but also moving the cultural needle forward. I think it's one of the reasons I'm so grateful to work on 'Billions.' -Asia Kate Dillon

Things change, although I believe that certain principles – of attacking, entertaining football – should always be protected. -Paul Scholes

Ever since we were little – and this goes from when we were babies through high school – everyone always said, 'The twins are so entertaining. Just sit down with them for five minutes, and you will see so much happen. They will fight, they will laugh, they will love each other, and then they will tell each other off.' -Brie Bella

I feel like I'm absolutely insane, and I don't think I could probably do anything else. I just love entertaining, and I feel like pretending to be people… and having that as a job is crazy. -Josie Totah

I love talking to people and entertaining people. -Josie Totah

Aging does not make women powerless objects of pity but colorful and entertaining individuals and, on occasion, fire-breathing dragons that wise people don't cross. -Florence King

Vlogging is something that's pretty entertaining. But like with a lot of social media, I just feel it's so easy to stop living your life, even though you're creating all these moments. -Peyton List

I'm inspired by day to day life, things that people go through, things that make people tick. Everybody has a story, so you try to put stories into songs and try to make it as entertaining as possible. -Shaggy

Any cinema has to be entertaining. Boring cinema won't work. If you want to make one, then screen it for free on TV. -Rishi Kapoor

If you want to show cinema, make entertainment films. Sometimes they are very good, sometimes very bad, but the intention is always to make entertaining films. -Rishi Kapoor

MMA is all about putting on a show and entertaining the fans, and that's the one thing I've known from the get-go. -Roy Nelson

I just like to be entertaining. -Roy Nelson

I have to admit to the occasional need for 'Come Dine with Me.' I am the most atrocious cook, and that's probably why I find it so entertaining. It looks exotic to me. -Nicola Walker

'One Minute Mentoring' is written in the parable style Spencer Johnson and I popularized in 'The One Minute Manager.' It's an entertaining story about the mentorship between a young salesperson, Josh, and a seasoned executive named Diane. As the characters learn about mentoring, so does the reader. -Ken Blanchard

I love entertaining people! It's who I am. -Diane Guerrero

I don't think you're ever ready to read your life back to yourself and try to make it entertaining for others. -Diane Guerrero

I didn't read a lot of comic books. But I was into 'Dandy and The Beano,' which were like a weekly pulp fiction that featured characters like Desperate Dan, Dennis the Menace, and Billy Whizz – pretty simplistic stuff but very entertaining. -Robert Sheehan

I don't work any different in Japan than I do in the U.S. Some guys do, but if you're entertaining, you're entertaining, and if you're not, you're not, and that plays worldwide. -Scott Hall

I like to try new stuff and experiment. That's why I think it's entertaining to watch my matches, because you never know what I'm going to do, and you see things that you've never seen before. -Cesaro

Reading and writing isn't supposed to be this exclusive club; it's just supposed to be entertaining. -Anna Todd

To this day, I continuously get social media people tweeting doing 'Glorious Bombs' from all over the world. You have little kids doing them. You have moms doing them who have no idea what they're doing, but they're doing it. It's become one of those entertaining things. -Bobby Roode

It's hard to dislike a guy who's spouting off funny comments when he grabs a guy in a hold, you know? It's hard to dislike that, because it's entertaining. -Ethan Carter III

I was really into more over-the-top, entertaining kind of characters, larger-than-life types of things. That's the part of wrestling that I really enjoyed. -Xavier Woods

I used to always like the tag teams because you can do, to me, more entertaining, cooler, crazier stuff when there's more bodies in the ring. -Xavier Woods

Even though MMA and pro wrestling are very different, at the end of the day, it's all about entertaining. They are amazing athletes who go out there and give 100 percent. -Alberto Del Rio

When the script of 'Nine' came along, I saw that there's a possibility of making something that is genuinely new and entertaining at the same time. -Prithviraj Sukumaran

When I was 14, I saw 'Terminator 2.' My mind was blown. What a beautiful movie. I found it really deep and also so entertaining. -Zal Batmanglij

A good story isn't preachy; a good story is always entertaining. -Zal Batmanglij

I love to see goals and attacking play; I want us to be entertaining. But it's no good if you're shipping goals. -David Moyes

I've built a career on evenly entertaining men and women. And I'm kind of known for not making either side feel bad. -Iliza Shlesinger

I've been entertaining men with my comedy for many, many years, and I don't plan on stopping. -Iliza Shlesinger

I will make a conscious effort to pick up roles which give a social message besides being entertaining. -Pankaj Tripathi

'Stree' is an entertaining film, but it has strong commentary about women. -Pankaj Tripathi

Just being around Salman Khan, who is so energetic and humorous at the same time, is always entertaining. -Himesh Reshammiya

Once I did a film like 'Verna,' which was emotionally draining, I knew I needed to do something lighter and entertaining. -Mahira Khan

I spent so many years in MMA waving the banner for pro wrestling, telling fighters they had to be more entertaining. -Shayna Baszler

I love performing and entertaining, but what I want to really share is a stronger voice to the people and empower women to show that women and girls can do anything. Don't ever let your gender stop you from chasing dreams. -Lana

I love telling stories, I love entertaining, and I love my job. -Ekta Kapoor

I don't attribute any 'luck' to 'Bol Bachchan''s success. It was an entertaining commercial film which was bound to do well, and I guess I have the knack of picking up such universally appealing, fun masala movies which turn to be successful. -Asin

The important thing is to win the title, and if we can do it with style and by entertaining, it's perfect. -Fernandinho

What is best to hope for and what everyone is working towards is to elevate the quality of women's sport and to bring it to a level where it is seen as something that is very entertaining, something to be admired, to be looked up to, to put it in that level playing field as a product to be sold equal to the men. -Johanna Konta

With 'Always Be My Maybe,' this has to be funny; this has to be entertaining. And then, when we stop for these moments with the characters that are emotional, you kind of feel it more because it's a little bit unexpected. -Nahnatchka Khan

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