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entertainment Quotes

14 of the best book quotes about entertainment
  1. #1
    “Television is the command center of the new epistemology. There is no audience so young that it is barred from television. There is no poverty so abject that it must forgo television. There is no education so exalted that it is not modified by television.”
  2. #2
    “When news is packaged as entertainment, that is the inevitable result. And in saying that the television news show entertains but does not inform, I am saying something far more serious than that we are being deprived of authentic information. I am saying we are losing our sense of what it means to be well informed.”
  3. #3
    “We are by now well into a second generation of children for whom television has been their first and most accessible teacher and, for many, their most reliable companion and friend.”
  4. #4
    “How television stages the world becomes the model for how the world is properly to be staged.”
  5. #5
    “Everything in our background has prepared us to know and resist a prison when the gates begin to close around us . . . But what if there are no cries of anguish to be heard? Who is prepared to take arms against a sea of amusements? To whom do we complain, and when, and in what tone of voice, when serious discourse dissolves into giggles? What is the antidote to a culture’s being drained by laughter?”
  6. #6
    “There is nothing wrong with entertainment. As some psychiatrist once put it, we all build castles in the air. The problems come when we try to live in them.”
  7. #7
    “Tyrants of all varieties have always known about the value of providing the masses with amusements as a means of pacifying discontent. But most of them could not have even hoped for a situation in which the masses would ignore that which does not amuse.”
  1. #9
    “When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; a culture-death is a clear possibility.”
  2. #10
    “Hey man, it passes the time.”
  3. #11
    “MELINDA. (Calling to HOWARD across the courtroom) Which side won?
    HOWARD. (Calling back) I ain’t sure. But the whole thing’s over!”
  4. #12
    “The purpose of the salon was partly to entertain and partly to educate the guests. By sharing ideas and debating philosophical points, artists found new inspiration for their work.”
  5. #13
    ″[OASIS] was much more than a game or an entertainment platform.”
  6. #14
    “The sky held scattered clouds; at that instant the sun came out from behind one and a shaft of light hit him.
    His clothes vanished. He stood before them, a golden youth, clothed only in beauty—beauty that made Jubal’s heart ache, thinking that Michelangelo in his ancient years would have climbed down from his high scaffolding to record it for generations unborn. Mike said gently, ‘Look at me. I am a son of man.‘”

Books about culture

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Brothers Grimm book
Chapter book
7.0
The Secret Garden book
Chapter book
6.9
Emmeline Pankhurst book
Board book
6.6
Ada Lovelace book
Board book
6.6
Stone Soup book
Picture book
6.3

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