Top 50 Amused Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Amused Quotes from famous people such as Denis Norden, Vivek, Patricia Marx, Joel Grey, William Ellery Channing, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Almost all comedy is of its time. You can't expect audi

Almost all comedy is of its time. You can’t expect audiences now to laugh at what amused people 60 years ago.
Denis Norden
My inspiration for film comedy comes from here. Spend a day on the Madurai streets and you will be amused at the way these people speak and behave. They have an inherent ability to be hilarious.
Though the male can be noble in reason and infinite in faculties, he is also easily amused by shiny toys, especially ones that do dumb things on his desk.
Patricia Marx
I was totally delighted, interested in, and amused by my stint on ‘Voyager.’
Joel Grey
Life has a higher end, than to be amused.
William Ellery Channing
Interviewing Michael Jordan is like playing him one on one. If he respects you and especially your media platform and he’s amused by your college try, he’ll let you get off a shot or two. Then he’ll go behind his back, give you a head fake and leave you wondering exactly what he meant by this and that.
Skip Bayless
Yesterday morning I amused myself with an exercise of a talent I once possessed, but have so neglected that my performance might almost be called an experiment. I cut out a dress for one of the women.
Fanny Kemble
I am a genius. Then it amused me to keep saying so, but now it does not. I expected to be happy sometime. Now I know I shall never be.
Mary MacLane
To be five years old is to be surprised by life. I’m amused by my children’s awe at quotidian things – a toy helicopter, a bubble bath, the visible tentacles on a plate of calamari. And I’m envious of their ability to attain something I often can’t: a state of transcendence induced by art.
Rumaan Alam
Don’t give up or give in in the face of patronising ridicule, amused disdain, or being ignored.
Meryl Streep
It once amused me that it took me three tries to pass my driver’s test and that my driving instructor told my mother that I was the least talented person behind the wheel that she had ever taught.
Jane Smiley
I became frustrated early on as a playwright by a kind of smug smallness in modern drama. There was a lack of what I now understand as courage in the work of others as well as in my own work, and I found I was mildly amused or interested by such plays but not deeply engaged or enlightened.
Ellen McLaughlin
I became intrigued with colour theory. The absurd pronouncements of the Colour Institute, a group that decides what colours are hot each year or season, amused me.
John Barton
I’m just very amused by five-year-old humor.
I like to just hear people talking and TV is a quick way to hear different periods and genres. It’s just interesting to me. I’m pretty easily amused with that kind of stuff.
Aesop Rock
Tarantino’s ‘Django’ amused me very much. It is as made by an adult that was still a child.
Alejandro Jodorowsky
When I read, I don’t need a character to look like me, act like me, or think like me. I don’t need to have my heart broken. I don’t need to be surprised or amused or challenged, and I don’t need to swoon.
Becky Albertalli
It’s not only teenagers who think they look good in pre-holed jeans, and I doubt it’s only the superannuated who are amused by Ant and Dec.
Howard Jacobson
My dad was always fascinated and amused by Trump, so I learned to be fascinated and amused by Trump.
Willie Geist
I sometimes feel I have met everyone he ever met, but I never met him. I am afraid to say I have always been – the word I would have to use is – amused by Howard Hughes.
Warren Beatty
I was a huge fan of comedy and movies and TV growing up, and I was able to memorize and mimic a lot of things, not realizing that that meant I probably wanted to be an actor. I just really, really amused myself and my friends with memorizing entire George Carlin or Steve Martin albums.
Hank Azaria
I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused.
Elvis Costello
We’ve ignored audiences all these years. We’ve just amused ourselves and hoped enough people would want to eavesdrop to make it all viable.
Bob Mortimer
The superhero is a really popular figure in the West. In Asia or Korea, the young viewers are amused by the figure, but it is not really so sensational.
Bong Joon-ho
Of course I want to have a deliciously seductive story on the surface which will keep people engaged and amused, but primarily, I’m interested in other things. It’s the texture of any given moment that fascinates me: what is really going on between people or in somebody’s mind.
Deborah Eisenberg
One can see the professionals and intellectuals talking to their rural brethren with an amused and condescending smile. They forget that but for the toiling rural masses, all their professional training and erudition would collapse like a castle of cards.
Sanjay Gandhi
You cannot exercise and be amused about it. You cannot integrate the dying bug into your core workout and hold to the position that you are a spiritual being. In this way, the body and the mind are each other’s opposite unto death, which is why you have to choose which of them you are going to follow.
Howard Jacobson
I am amused when somebody tries to illustrate the first email using a modern keyboard and a finger reaching for the ‘2’ key. Wrong key! The @ was on the ‘P’ key.
Ray Tomlinson
I make the most money, I think, in Russia and Paris, for the people of those countries are so willing to be amused, so eager to see something new and out of the ordinary.
Harry Houdini
Le Carre’s voice – patrician, cold, brilliant and amused – was perfect for the wilderness-of-mirrors undertow of the Cold War, and George Smiley is the all-time harassed bureaucrat of spy fiction.
Alan Furst
You will be amused when you see that I have more than once deceived without the slightest qualm of conscience, both knaves and fools.
Giacomo Casanova
Unintelligent persons are like weeds that thrive in goo

Unintelligent persons are like weeds that thrive in good ground; they love to be amused in proportion to the degree in which they weary themselves.
Honore de Balzac
The love of Louis XVI for mechanical works is well known. He had a little workshop at Versailles where he amused himself making locks, assisted by Francois Gamain, to whom he was much attached and with whom he spent many hours in projecting and executing mechanical contrivances.
Sabine Baring-Gould
It’s a naive domestic Burgundy without any breeding, but I think you’ll be amused by its presumption.
James Thurber
I’m from Cleveland, Ohio. And I’ll tell you a real quick thing: we didn’t have a pro hockey team when I was growing up, so I adopted the Red Wings as my hockey team just so I could, you know, be amused and enjoy playoff hockey every single year. I really get into it. Detroit is my team.
Dolph Ziggler
I did Our Daily Bread for King and that made me popular in the Soviet Union; King was amused by that.
Karen Morley
On one occasion I saw a banner where my name read ‘Sarvasri Bharat Balachandra Menon.’ I was amused and decided to find out the reason for this coinage. One of the organizers confessed rather sheepishly that they were sure about me getting the Bharat award but were doubtful if I was a Padma Shri awardee.
Balachandra Menon
I am in the representational business, a portraitist. I have tried to walk an amused line amid hyperbole, documentary detail, cruel characterisation, occasional affection, some good punchlines and anthropological social insight. It’s been a good living.
Michael Wolff
It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.
W. E. B. Du Bois
A good memory is surely a compost heap that converts experience to wisdom, creativity, or dottiness; not that these things are of much earthly value, but at least they may keep you amused when the world is keeping you locked away or shutting you out.
Michael Leunig
I should have been a much better artist if I could have studied more and amused myself less.
Ida Rentoul Outhwaite
I am amused by cricket because it seems to take longer than baseball and I like that. It seems like a sport I could have made up it – it takes several days to play and everyone wears sweaters. I can’t confess to knowing what’s going on at all.
John Hodgman
I read with some amusement my reputation as a ladies’ man. My friends are amused by that, too, because they know my life.
Leonard Cohen
I knew more about produce from the sea than any of my schoolmates, and my reports in school, from kindergarten on, amused and shocked my classmates and teachers. I told them how we ate with chopsticks, had rice and seaweed for breakfast, raw fish, octopus, and sea urchin eggs for supper, and cakes made from sharks.
Eugenie Clark
I had no idea that ‘Less Than Zero’ was going to be read by anyone outside of Los Angeles, and it’s – believe me, as the writer of the book I’m somewhat amused and intrigued by the idea that 25 years later it’s still out and people are still reading it.
Bret Easton Ellis
Iggy Pop has a voice that’s somehow simultaneously self-mocking, wild, precise, amused, righteous, cool, contained and bold. I don’t know how he does what he does.
Kate Christensen
I feel amused when women in Indian films are unfailingly shown screaming at their kith and kin who are involved in nefarious activities. Please, let’s get real! How can a woman react so dramatically to something that has been happening under her nose ever since her marriage?
Supriya Pathak
I’ve always felt the man is king of the house and should be amused and treated well.
Jerry Hall
I am amused with the love people are showing for my songs. I am really happy to see my fans enjoying my music and loving the music I make.
Guru Randhawa
When an artist leaves his work to amuse people, he loses his time and their respect. If people are to be amused by artists, it must be by employing them in their legitimate occupation.
William Morris Hunt