In this post, you will find great Entertainment Quotes from famous people, such as Dr. Disrespect, Kevin Spacey, Jon Anderson, Paul Feig, Eugenie Bouchard. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
Not necessity, not desire – no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything – health, food, a place to live, entertainment – they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.
I like entertainment and think mastery is good, though I don’t feel like a master. If a theme means having a story that’s legible, then that’s certainly what we do. But we don’t treat design as an add-on layer.
I wanted to be a musician, either a guitarist or a drummer. I guess my dreams were in the entertainment industry, and I landed somewhere along there.
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.
Since I’m in the entertainment business, I think I have to hold a mirror up to myself and say, ‘Am I complicit in miseducating and misinforming our youth by participating in this business, or can I use this business to re-educate and uplift?’
After a while, no matterhow much you love any pop song, you’re going to get tired of it. That’s the way it is with any entertainment. It’s good when you first hear it or see it, you like it for a while, then it gets old. It gets chewed up and spit out and it’s done.
When it came to ‘Binge,’ it wasn’t my intention to get on a littlesoapbox and have a teaching moment. It was more, ‘Here are things that have happened to me; here’s what I’ve learned from it. If you’d like to learn from it too, great; if you just like the entertainment aspect, that’s fine too.’
It took me a few years to explain to my colleagues and my mentors and the people that I looked up to and I wrestled that I’m not in wrestling anymore. I’m in sports entertainment. Pro’ wrestling doesn’t mean that we’re saying we’re a step up aboveamateur wrestling, because there’s nothing above Olympic wrestling.
Being young is an advantage. You’ve grown up with games as the dominant entertainment. You have a lot of experience of video games. So what do you want to see that’s not been done? Innovation is really low cost for you. You can afford to take risks and fail to executenew ideas.
The easiest way to propagandize people is to let a propaganda theme go in through an entertainment picture when people do not realize they are being propagandized.
I was a very happy child, so to speak. But, since we didn’t have video games or television, and very little radio, in terms of a form of entertainment, I used to read a lot and I would draw a lot, and those two things used to occupymy time.
I do a film if it interests me, has a connect with the audience and some entertainment value. The rest doesn’t matter.
It seems to me so much technology could be applied to entertainment. Augmented reality, and even just the iPad – touch-screen technology, it was, you know, it still is extremely underused by entertainment.
You have to be a mindfuleater. There has to be intention in what you do in your life if you’re going to be happy and authentic. Food isn’t supposed to be entertainment in the way that your kids, your work, and your relationship are.
It’s too bad that there aren’t as many light comedies around in the movies as there were when I was making pictures like ‘The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer.’ The boys are just not writing them. Many writers are more serious now than they used to be, and that’s showing up in all phases of entertainment.
If there is any message in the ‘Wimpy Kid’ books, it is that reading can be and should be fun. As an adult reader, when I see an obvious moral lesson to be taught, I run in the other direction… Kids can sniff out an adult agenda from an early age. I’m writing for entertainment, not to impressliteraryjudges.
All my films have some kind of statement about something – but I have to coat it with entertainment to make it palatable. Otherwise it becomes a polemic, and people don’t want to see it. If you’re trying to get a message out to people, you’ve got to entertain them at the same time.
You know, entertainment is just a curtain at the end of the day.
When entertainment was begun, during the Depression, it was supposed to take people’s minds off reality. People could sing, dance, act or do anything. It was the type of entertainment that was available.
I like to work; I like to be creative. I work in the entertainment industry where work may come up, and it may not, so I wanted to do something proactive. I’ve got a brain; I don’t want to just sit at home – I want to do as much as I can.
I’m in the entertainment business, where you’re only as good as your last show.
The African American community is so under-served in the entertainment industry.
Television is a very writer-driven business, and it’s one of the few parts of entertainment where writers are treated with respect, only because they need you. If they didn’t have to treat you with respect, they would be happy to dismiss you.
Hacking was the only entertainment that would occupy my mind – like a huge video game, but with real consequences. I could have evaded the FBI a lot longer if I had been able to control my passion for hacking.
My life has always been compartmentalized into different aspects. I have my speedskating Olympic pursuits, I have my personal life and have my business life and have my entertainment – TV – Hollywood – whatever have you – always compartmentalizing every aspect of my life.
People start panicking because they think it’s the end of everything. But the fact is, you know, books survived movies; books survived TV. Books are survivingmanga and anime. Books will always be there in one form or another. You just have a largerpalette of entertainment options.
Sometimes it’s interesting to see something that you’re not used to seeing, which is the main ingredient of life, and it’s removed from the usual entertainment. I think it’s important to give the opportunity to people to witness the life of somebody who was not public.
‘Biutiful’ is a tough film. It doesn’t make concessions to the vulgarity of light entertainment. It’s not the kind of film that you see every day in the Cineplex. But as an artist, it’s the thing that I needed to do.
‘Winter’s Bone’ really suited having a lowerbudget. It would be so hard rolling into a rural setting, a place where people are poor, and to be thinking you’ve got $10 million to make a piece of entertainment.
Stand-up was my entree into the entertainment world. I didn’t have to act out somebody else’s words. I could just stand there with a microphone, and nobody would interrupt me. It’s the most narcissistic thing you could probably do.
Medicine really matured me as a person because, as a physician, you’re obviously dealing with life and death issues, issues much more serious than what we’re talking about in entertainment. You can’t get more serious than life and death. And if you can handle that, you can handle anything.
Let’s put it this way: I don’t have a good work ethic. I have a real casual relationship with hours. I don’t understand why, in entertainment, the hours are as long as they are. It seems like everything takes forever, and no one can tell you why, exactly.
I don’t want my writing to be work to read. My main goal is completely shameless entertainment. I want people to smile and giggle and enjoy the book. I’m not trying to save the world through literature.
One of the things about being on Twitter, for me, is mostly about just being on the pulse of what people are interested in, what people are doing and what people are looking for. I look at entertainment projects and storytelling, and I really try to think about what people want.
I think fun is an important part of the entertainment industry, and it should be. Anybody who’s not incorporating some of that into their work needs to take a break, go away, and have an attitude adjustment.
I welcome newcomers to cons, or ‘con-virgins’ as I like to call them, by saying ‘Welcome to the ‘Supernatural‘ Circus,’ and I mean it. We take pride as a cast to deliver a show that not only entertains the fans but ourselves, Creation Entertainment, and everyone involved on both sides.
Rhythm and bluesstarted even before phonograph records were being produced because black people entertained themselves. It wasn’t done for money. It was done for entertainment. Most white people didn’t know anything about this because prejudice kept them from ever seeing what was going on.
I grew up in the entertainment industry, and I think being around that gave me a different perspective on people and what’s real and what’s fake. I think about that a lot, and it comes out in my songs.
There’s nothing in the world like live entertainment. With TV, you have to wait for your results; with live entertainment, people let you know right then and there. That relationship is established in 30 seconds. The first 30 seconds, they’ll let you know whether they like you or not.
What do you actually need? Food, clothing and shelter. Everything else is entertainment.
You realize, as time goes on, there is a certain expectation now in 2018 where fans want to see cool, exciting, hard-hitting sports entertainment or hard-hitting pro wrestling, and there are ways to give them that without necessarily putting yourself in the hospital that night or not being able to move the next morning.
Europe is scooters. Europe is five young people on one benchsharing a chocolatebar. Their idea of entertainment and fun is so much different than ours, which is exactly why a movie about them would be funny.
There’s so much of a desire in the entertainment industry for newness, a desire to build somebody up and then treat them as old news within six months. I think you’d be naive if you didn’t try to hold on to your own way of doing things.
Some films are pure entertainment of course, but what interests me and what I want to do are projects that really make you think, that move you, that will bring you something that will stay with you for a while. I think films are essential to the intellectualawakening of people.
News has become entertainment. Once that happens, a whole series of horrific events start to happen, whether it’s the lack of dissemination of something that can inform you or something that actually negatively impacts society.
Television is much better crafted today then in the 70s. The content is less positive but I’m one of those that feel our entertainment reflectsour world, it’s not a driver – art imitates life.
You’ve got to honor your relationship with your audience – that they sit down because they want to be entertained. And that doesn’t mean you can’t provoke them and antagonize them and challenge them in the course of the entertainment as long as you keep the entertainment part of the equationalive.
If you are writing a story and trying to draw an audience to come and hear you tell it, it’s got to in some way relate to them. Who wants to come and hear about your specific problems? It’s not therapy – it’s supposed to be a communal piece of entertainment.
We’re seeking out such grossness in human behavior and want such mindless entertainment. ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘ and some of these other shows are more racist. Or ’16 and Pregnant.’ Getting rewarded for being pregnant when you’re a teenager? Are you serious?
The reporting I did was mostly entertainment or lifestyle. I took a very different approach than most reporters. I approached it more casually than you would think a reporter would. Now I’m a morning radio personality, and radio is really casual.
For the past 32 years, I’ve done nothing outside the entertainment business. I’ve had some real highs and some real lows, but I love the work so much that I never once thought of quitting.
It was darn nigh impossible for women in rock in the ’70s. There wasn’t a mold if you were a woman and you were in the entertainment in the ’70s. You were probably a discodiva or a folk singer, or simply ornamental. Radio would play only one woman per hour.
I have no doubt that the digital immersion of our children will provide a rich life of entertainment and information and knowledge. My concern is that they will not learn, with their passive immersion, the joy and the effort of the third life, of thinking one’s own thoughts and going beyond what is given.
In America, there’s more of the question, should music be political or should it just be for entertainment purposes, whereas around the world that’s not even an issue. I think people just assume that music should be everything.
My family was amazing; they exposed me to the world of show business, and, boy, it was the ’70s and I got to spend a lot of time backstage at theaters and see the inner workings of how this entertainment industry is really put together.
I think that the entertainment industry itself has a history of chasing success. Any time a hit product comes out, all the other companies start chasing after that success and trying to recreate it by putting out similarproducts.
We’re the only dance in town. We don’t compete with any professional teams for the entertainment dollar.
Pure entertainment is not an egotisticallady singing boring songs onstage for two hours and people in tuxes clapping whether they like it or not. It’s the real performers on the street who can hold people’s attention and keep them from walking away.
Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.
I have so many strongopinions on the entertainment industry, but if I’m in a deli somewhere, and someone says they love that Adam Sandler movie where he dresses up as his twinsister – well, I don’t want to make people feel bad for how they feel about things. I’m always courteous, not mean.
When I walk for a designer, I walk the ramp as Vijender Singh, the boxer. I believe that by doing so, boxing will at least, in some way, get promoted in our entertainment industry. Plus, if cricketers can, why can’t I?
I see apostasy in many ways occurring in Evangelicalchurches that really aren’t teaching the truth of God’s word. I do believe that some churches have become entertainment centers and a teaching a type of prosperityGospel rather than teaching God’s word.
Men will shop, but they only shop when they need something. Women shop with passion and because it’s enjoyable, and for some, it’s even entertainment. All you have to do is step into a mall and see how many stores are geared towards men and how many are geared towards women, and you’ll get the picture.
The world is a stage, the stage is a world of entertainment.
I feel like skateboarding is as much of a sport as a lifestyle, and an art form, so there’s so much that that transcends in terms of music, fashion, and entertainment.
The public doesn’t know what to believe anymore. We don’t know what stories are supposedly true, this idea of ‘fake news.’ We watch it on what I guess you would call a split-focus. It’s half entertainment and half mystery.
There’s a hardening of the culture. Reality TV has lowered the standards of entertainment. You’re left wondering about the legitimacy of relationships. It’s probably harder to entertain the same people with a more classic form of writing, and romantic comedies are a classic genre.
Well, I think that when I perform on the road I always thank the audience for buying a ticket because it’s a big deal to buy a ticket for a live entertainment, get a baby-sitter and pay for the meal, the parking, whatever.
I’m aware families sit around the telly to watch ‘Vera’, which is making entertainment out of murder. But I don’t enjoy reading about people’s pain. I tend to put myself in that position, and it’s not somewhere I want to be.
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.
I enjoy shooting. Around where I live, it’s something you do for entertainment once in a while, you go out and shoottargets.
Bonnie Jo Campbell
When I first got into the entertainment industry, I would always watch Rihanna and all those people, so I was like, ‘Ooh, I have to be this.’ So my mom was like, ‘Just be yourself.’
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.
I can’t say I’m happy to be talking about John Ritter and his passing. In my 21 years of Entertainment Tonight, this really was one of the most shocking and sad things to have happened.
Pure Flix makes evangelistic films, but we also make family films. I think the viewer wants to see quality entertainment that the whole family can watch, and many nonbelievers watch our films because they can watch with their family and young kids.
I am urging Americans to be more careful about the kinds of media we support with our consumerspending. We’ve got to invest less in the media that glorifies violence and more in entertainment that lifts up the values of love, compassion, and the best in human nature.
Honesty works against you in the entertainment field. I try to be a journalist and a documentarian, but that doesn’t mean that people are going to embrace it at the moment. The point is I’m leaving the mark of my hysteria and the political hysteria, and that’s it… I can only do what I do.
As parents and as consumers, we have the right and the power to pressure the entertainment industry to respond to our needs. Americans, after all, should insist that every corporate giant – whether it produceschemicals or records – accept responsibility for what it produces.
My reasons for getting into the entertainment business weren’t entirelyselfless. Hollywood as an industry can at times be insular and doesn’t understand the market very well. I saw an opportunity in that fact.
I started off as a rapper from ThunderBay, Ontario, believe it or not. There was a little group of 10 or 12 of us that would get together and copy each other’s cassettes. So I was a rapper first, and it was that music that got me into this great entertainment world and got me out of Thunder Bay.
Wrestling is like any form of drama or pretty much any form of entertainment – some people understand this about forms of entertainment really intuitively when they’re younger, and others would have to be really not very intelligent for a long time until we realize that every human mood is an art.
Well, you know, in this crazy world of entertainment, I would say if you have a dream, you have to pursue it.
As the entertainment industry became more corporate and MBA-driven, Harvey Weinstein remained an unreconstructed specimen of the worst and most compelling character traits of a truer Hollywood. Harvey, and in a sense only Harvey, continued to embody the Hollywood self.
All reading should be pleasurable! I don’t like people who keep reeling out the ‘books are so important’ line. First and foremost, reading is about entertainment, the same as movies, video games and music.
We’ve defineddecency down now that we look at the entertainment value of it, whether the acting is good, the writing is good, the story is good, no matter the depravity, we’ll watch it.
I remember when I got to 16, my mum was like, ‘No, now you’ve got to go and get a proper job. We’ve indulged you long enough.’ I don’t think they ever thought I was going to be successful in entertainment at all.
Life is hard, and a lot of people come home tired from work. If they’re gonna spend half an hour reading, they want some entertainment and a sense of achievement. So that’s what I give them. That’s all I’m trying to do. Is that really so wrong?
I want to direct, write, produce… y’know, I love the entertainment industry.
A good commentator is someone who obviously people like listening to, who gets the blend between description, entertainment and accuracy of conveying the event right. If you can do that in an interesting way, you are a good commentator.
I’m so excited and honored to be part of ‘Entertainment Tonight!’ ‘E.T.’ was the show that started all the entertainment news, so I couldn’t be more thrilled.
We’re making this as entertainment. But God willing, if this show stays on and people see a woman in that office for a while, I think it will help people become more used to it. It’s certainly about time that we had a few female presidents.
Growing up in the entertainment industry, I’ve had a lot of people tell me I’m not good enough.
Having one’s image, and effectively, life, democratized, dehumanizes and sometimes objectifies it into an entertainment product. What sort of valuation of the ego would one have once you’ve let it been preyed upon by the public for years and years? Perhaps, it becomes truly just skin and bones.
In Fargo, they say, well, that’s a job. How well do you get paid? For example, for this book I was written about in Entertainment Weekly, and it was kind of cool because my mom asked me if Entertainment Weekly was a magazine or a newspaper.
I think people like to be thrilled and excited. And a scary movie is a safe way to do that because you’re not actually doing it. It’s entertainment. You know that you’re in the confines of this two-hour space of safety in the movie house.
My belief is that if I can achieve that level of entertainment by making the audience happy or sad or angry, then I have succeeded as an actor and have done my job. The profits and the fame as an actor will eventually surface, but first and foremost comes the work as an actor.
If I or any other black can deliver at the box office, I’ll get a lot of work. Too many young actors, regardless of their color, try to play an attitude on camera and fail to remember their job is to fit into an entertainment.
Mario Van Peebles
My brother Cody is 19. He wants to stay out of the limelight and become a lawyer. I want him to be an entertainment lawyer, so he can help me out!
The worst thing would be for a Canada to develop a Hollywood. This is an industry we are going to have to fight to defend. We have to compete now so productions stay here. We don’t want entertainment to be like the steel industry.
When I was producing on my own, I was doing it in order to – in a very patriarchal entertainment industry, let aloneplanet – very much hell-bent on trying to prove to myself, if nothing else, that I could do it as a woman.
I will say that equityoverall is an important issue and one we are constantly looking at. In a perfect world, the entertainment and media industry and the content on our screens would reflect the true American scene.
I think that Oprah‘s on a mission to improve the lives of the average American in various ways. And one of them is to bring literature to people who would normally not be quite as demanding in their reading tastes, to show them writing that can be more than just entertainment.
We spend more time at cinemas, theaters, art galleries and theme parks than we do at churches, and they have become our new cathedrals. We can spend hours at any of these places of entertainment but if church service goes on too long we get impatient.
If the American public is so into morality in movies, why don’t they throw more of their disposableincome at religious-themed entertainment? For every ‘Passion of the Christ,’ there’s a ‘Fireproof’ that comes and goes with no notice.
The game has kept faith with the public, maintaining its old admissionprice for nearlythirty years while other forms of entertainment have doubled and tripled in price. And it will probably never change.
If you’re creating an entertainment site, you want the content to be the star.
I needed to step away from music because the truth was I couldn’t be the dad I wanted to be to my kids. My truth was that I could not reconcile the two worlds – the entertainment world and being the dad I wanted to be in the present. You can’t substitute time, you just can’t.
Entertainment today constantly emphasises the message that things are wonderful the way they are. But there is another kind of cinema, which says that change is possible and necessary and it’s up to you.
Everybody takes breaks, and I decided to take mine. I wanted a chance to wake up at two in the afternoon and not be a subject of entertainment. I wanted to be a human being. At certain times and certain years, I felt like the Energizer bunny. That gets old very quickly.
My job was to entertain. I’ve always seen myself in the entertainment realm.
Every piece of entertainment is made with the idea that ‘This is going to be terrific‘ and ‘This is the best thing I’ve ever done’ and then it hits the public and then the public tells you whether it’s good or bad.
I realize that the majority of people in the entertainment business happen to be Democrats. I have no problem with that. And they should have no problem with the fact that I’m a Republican.
I’m happy to see the United States and China cooperating more and more with movies. The entertainment industry in China is developing very fast. I hope there can be a bridge for actors to work in both places.
But I grew up in a place where no one knew anyone in the entertainment business, I never knew it was an actual career. The closest I ever got to movies was going to watch them, and I thought that’s the way it would be, so I never considered working in this business.
I think people do want to relate their entertainment to what’s going on in their lives. Not everything.
Reggae has a philosophy, you know? It’s not just entertainment. There’s an idea behind it, a way of life behind the music, which is a positive way of life, which is a progressive way of life for better people.
I guess my mission statement is now to let the world know on a global scale that WWE certainly is a wonderful form of entertainment, but its superstars are more than just superstars inside the ring. They do so much more outside the ring and have so much more to offer.
People say child stars have a hard time ‘because of the entertainment business,’ but I think there’s a dysfunction before all that. I use the analogy, ‘If you’re a fool without money, you’ll be a fool with money.’
My dad couldn’t connect to my wanting to be a filmmaker. He was very connected in entertainment, and through him I metStevenSpielberg and got rides on his private plane to California. I’d see Spielberg’s people reading scripts. I was like, ‘That’s what I want to be when I grow up.’
I’m not against entertainment: if someone wants to read nonsense-mongers, let them, but I resent the appearance of parity between two articles on an issue as serious as climate change when one article is actually gibberish masked in pseudoscience and the other is well informed and accurate.
Allowing alternative narrative modes in popular entertainment may seem obvious, yet when you turn a pilot into the people upstairs and the main character isn’t after what she wants by the top of page two, you get treated as if you’ve failed at writing.
I was very much an only child who was raised by the television and movies, and I grew up in New York. We weren’t, like, rich people, but we were middle-class people and my parents supported this love I had for entertainment.
The compulsion to do the opposite of what you are told does not lend itself to many occupations outside the entertainment industry. Within the industry, it is unlikely that you will be very successful without it.
‘Instagram’ is a media company. I think we’re about visual media. I explain ourselves as a disruptive entertainment platform that enables communication through visual media. I don’t think it’s just photos.
When you look at what we spend on entertainment, whether it’s on CDs, music, DVDs, there is so much money invested in that, people want to know a little more about the stars they’re paying to see or hear.
The interest of my mother was more in the entertainment field. She loved to go to concerts and to the theatre.
I’m lucky that a lot of my friends are in the entertainment industry.
Exactly when people are in turmoil is the time that the entertainment business has always been at its best. Because people don’t want to be reminded every day that they are under siege, or that they’re not having a great time of life.
Some of the History Channel’s documentaries involve docudrama segments and are highly speculative – but there seems, on the part of the producers, to be a real determination to get at the history behind our past – not the sex, which is left to drama shows and entertainment channels.
When I first started out in the entertainment business, I made a list of people I thought it would be good to meet. Not people who could give me a job or a deal, but people who could shake me up, teach me something, challenge my ideas about myself and the world.
For me, there was no great myth around the movies when I was a young child. My father was very simple about the whole thing. He did not consider cinema an art. Cinema was entertainment. Literature and music were art.
Thriller novelists get asked – berated, sometimes – about whether their work glorifies bad behavior, even, exploits human tragedy for entertainment.
I like making movies that people feel inspired by, a film that they will think about a few days after seeing it, and not entertainment that is completely forgettable the moment you walk out of the theater.
What I look for in a project or partner is integrity and character; I love the concept of family entertainment and crosses over the generations, where you can sit kids with their grandparents and everyone has a good time. Those are the qualities that I want to bring to viewers.
Once a person has all the things they need to live, everything else is entertainment.
I left acting in the summer of 1988 because I was unhappy with a lot of the irresponsibility that was going on in the entertainment industry.
‘American Sniper’ is a film that erases history, spectacularizes violence, and reduces war and its aftermath to cheap entertainment, with an underexplained referent to the mental problems many vets live with when they return home from the war.
You go to LA, or you go to New York, and it’s really fun to go there. But they’re not grounded. Everybody is just competing all the time for the limelight. It’s too much entertainment industry. There are too many choices. And it’s distracting to me.
We’ve finally told the world that this is sports entertainment, and I think one of the best forms of entertainment is anything that’s fun or funny, something that you really enjoy watching or listening to.
I view music as entertainment. When I’m on stage, I don’t look at that as a platform for sharing ideology. Otherwise I’d be a zealot myself. That’s why, when people ask me, ‘Do you think you can change the world through your music?’ I say, ‘I doubt it.’
Business is difficult. But it could be approached two ways: Seriously, or with the same way you’re doing your job, with entertainment aspect, with pleasure, with fun. And we decided to try to make it as fun that we do our creativity.
There remains a degree of anti-black intellectualism in entertainment. Middle and upper-middle class blacks have often been portrayed as buffoons in popular culture; witness the characters of Carlton Banks on ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ and Braxton P. Hartnabrig on ‘The Jamie Foxx Show.’
I think it’s even harder because I think as always, Hollywood is sort of glamourcentral for the world, and the entire worldlooks to it for not only entertainment, but the whole idea of the youth factor and youth being sold to our culture via young actors and actresses.
I wouldn’t tell you anything about anybody I cared about because it becomes entertainment for other people, and it sort of just cheapens everything in your life. I would never tell you if I was dating anybody.
Rock gives children, on a silverplatter, with all the public authority of the entertainment industry, everything their parents always used to tell them they had to wait for until they grew up and would understand later.
My biggest dream for this company is to restore it – to bring Time Warner back to the position that I think it once had and, even better than that, to make it the greatest company in the media and entertainment world.
To fund major culturalefforts, we must not rely alone on government and foundation patronage; if the farmer can spend for beer, he can pay for good entertainment which he can understand, which he can identify with and which will fortify his spirit.
Since I was 9 years old, I’ve been in the entertainment business, and everyone is always telling me what – and what not – to do… you just get a tough skin and have to not care about what people think, or you will not end up in a good place.
The entertainment industry at large has pretty much given away high definition to consumers. They haven’t really charged a premium for it on television. That makes consumers more likely to buy Blu-ray but less likely to pay a premium for it.
I never contemplated any kind of existence or identity after my career. I never thought at some point the entertainment industry is going to be through with me. And when it first occurred to me that my career was going to cease to be ascendant, then I freaked out.
We are being entertained all the time – in the bathroom, on the train, in our beds. Sure, there is a smaller audience for theater. But we know from radio that entertainment never goes away, it just changes. And more power to it.
I think a lot of food shows, especially when we started ‘Good Eats’ back in the late ’90s, they were still really about food. ‘Good Eats’ isn’t about food, it’s about entertainment. If, however, we can virally infect you with knowledge or interest, then all the better.
The primary goal is to entertain people because… Fortunately, the kind of movies I have been doing have a certain message, they break taboos, and they are socially relevant. So it’s a great mix of content and entertainment.
We have a habit of turning to scientists when we want factualanswers and artists when we want entertainment, but where are the facts about the nature of the self? Neurologists peering at PET scans and fMRIs know they aren’t seeing the soul in there.
Everyone I know who is successful has issues with their father, regardless of whether it was sports or business or entertainment.
Bret Easton Ellis
I grew up in the age of radio. That was my main boyhood form of entertainment: lying on the living roomfloor with my ears affixed to the radio. I loved shows like ‘The Phantom,’ ‘Cisco Kid,’ and even ‘Happy Theater’ when I was younger.
My opinion is that you cannot really blame cinema for the result of what is somebody’s mindset. I think it’s just entertainment. For me, I’ve always believed in doing things that I can sit and watch with my family. So far I think I’ve stuck to that, and I will also in the future.
I’ve always believed my success in the entertainment business is an inevitability. You have to believe that; you have to be an optimist.
I wasn’t a ‘Star Trek‘ fan, yet I knew who all the characters were. that goes to show what an impact the show had not just in entertainment but in life. I knew who Chekhov was and I knew who Kirk and Spock were, although I probably had never seen the show.
I love New York, it’s always been my home. It has everything – music, fashion, entertainment, impressive buildings, huge parks, street cafes. And it’s very international, with people from all over the world.
A television chat show is light entertainment, so it is trivial by its very nature. It is hardly the place to get people to reveal their innermost thoughts. Then it becomes sensationalism, and you lower yourself to the level of the popular newspapers.
It’s so funny: whenever there’s a new technologyintroduced, there’s always this fear it’s going to end entertainment as we know it. When records came around, they were going to be the end of live music. Nobody would ever want to go see live music again.
I know when I’m not dancing, and I go home, I usually work with my dad, who’s an electrician. So I do stuff like that. I used to be a landscapegardener. I loved that job. But I’d like to be involved with entertainment. Singing or something, I guess.
We started Wayfarer Entertainment to create content that we felt could actually inspire people to be the best version of themselves. We take life for granted so often, and we don’t realize that tomorrow isn’t guaranteed.
I hadn’t watched any Hitchcock movies when I made ‘Tom at the Farm,’ except for ‘Vertigo‘ when I was 8 years old. I don’t have a sophisticated film knowledge, but I have seen the legacy of classic movies in broader entertainment.
I wasn’t going to make a slick, glossy over-produced piece of entertainment because then I would be doing what the Capitol did. Then I’m actually putting on the Hunger Games and not making a movie of the ‘Hunger Games.’
The Internet is all about accessing entertainment. Realistically, 50 to 80 percent of all traffic is people downloading stuff for free. If you can turn that huge market share into something that you can monetize, even if it is just with ads, you will end up making more money than with all other revenuestreamscombined.
We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience.
Gary L. Francione
Celebrity is absolutely preposterous. Entertainment seems to be inflating. It used to be the punctuation to your life, a film or a novel or a play, a way of celebrating a good week or month. Now it feels as if it’s all punctuation.
Listen, acting is not surgery, it’s entertainment. You’re doing something to hopefully move people, to make them laugh, to transport them. But actors are vulnerable, and the reason we’re vulnerable is that we’re always trying to recreate human behaviour.
My #1 job as a thriller author is to give readers the best white-knuckle thrill ride I am capable of. I am first and foremost in the entertainment business. If that suspenseful ride is also terrifying because it hits really close to home, then I am once again doing what I am supposed to do as a thriller author.
Friends are hard to come by in L.A., especially in the entertainment industry. I’ve known a lot of people who hang out with someone because they’re working on a show, and as soon as that show gets canceled, they find someone new.
I think there’s a lot of anesthesia being – that’s been pumped into American culture, the mass media television, various forms of entertainment, and the illusion of wealth that we now understand to be an illusion as well as the illusion that America is a world power.
We are in the entertainment business and we all know if you are top of the tree you get the big money. Those of us who have been in it are the fortunate ones but we understand that we probably don’t deserve it as much as the nurses or teachers.
The people that live in these districts, they don’t want to watch it. They don’t want to see their children die or killing other people. The only people that it is entertainment to are the people in the capital that have been brainwashed and are misguided and living in a completely unrealistic kind of world.
I learned that the first technology appeared in the form of stonetools, 2.6 million years ago. First entertainment comes evidence from flutes that are 35,000 years old. And evidence for first design comes 75,000 years old – beads. And you can do the same with your genes and track them back in time.
There are many different styles of, and approaches to, tap. My own leans towards a more intellectual view: tap dancing not just for the sake of entertainment but to educate and spark emotion.
Everybody wants all of our businesses to have no restrictions in any country, but even in Canada, in order to distribute home entertainment, you need to follow the Canadianrules, and it’s just about as hard to do business there as it is in China.
A good commentator is someone who obviously people like listening to, who gets the blend between description, entertainment and accuracy of conveying the event right. If you can do that in an interesting way, you are a good commentator.
As a producer, as a CEO of Hartbeat Productions, I am making deals to put my company in place to win, to put my staff to work so that while all this stuff is going on, they’re in the kitchen cooking. So it’s understanding the longevity of the entertainment business; you get out of it what you put into it.
So, how to stay inside the world of entertainment without actually getting another job? I felt the only logical answer was to become a novelist. So I wrote the first book – driven by some very real feelings of desperation – and it worked.
The heart of the theater is the play itself, how it dramatizes life to make it meaningful entertainment. To achieve depth and universality, the playwright must subject himself to intense critique, to know human character and behavior, and finally to construct art from the most mundane of human experience.
I really feel like ‘True Blood‘ is a big, giant slice of cake for the audience every week; it’s offering people 60 minutes of sometimes thought-provoking entertainment. If you’re gonna give an Emmy out, you should probably give it to the audience of ‘True Blood.’
Rose was sexy. It was my fantasy about her. She accomplished so much and came from so little in terms of a background that would have prepared her for the world, let alone the world of entertainment.
Acting is definitely put at the back of my mind, if it’s there at all right now. It’s all entertainment.
I had people in ‘Entertainment Weekly’ talking about how they wanted to throttle me because they thought I was too disgustingly cute, as if that were my fault, you know, as if that was my fault, not the fault of directors and producers and such.
Listen, I think movies serve many different purposes, from those movies that are frivolous and just an entertainment, to movies that just go to exploring the complexities of the human soul. Everything is valid if it’s done with honesty and dignity, and I actually do both of those types of movies in my career.
The idea of taking what people call the ‘entertainment culture’ as a focus of study, including historical perspective, is not a bad idea.
We’re really building, at the highest level, the future of entertainment. And we’re involved in the convergence of social communication and storytelling and we’re doing it in immersive, 3D, social environment.
A lot of people say, ‘What set the Attitude Era up?’ or, ‘What started the Attitude Era?’ To me – and I was allegedly the leader of it – sports entertainment, pro wrestling, whatever you want to call it has always had an attitude. So, why that particular generation got labeled, I don’t know.
Think of the sushitrend that started in the ’80s. It was as much about the Nintendo entertainment system in your living room as it was about the availability of good-quality raw fish. The Japanese food trend rose as the world of Japanese business and culture was becoming a bigger part of American life.
On a scale of the United States, the Hollywood influence on what comes out, that’s not the majority views of across the country. What we read in Us Weekly or People magazine, or Entertainment Tonight, it’s not what the majority of the country is thinking.
I am an entertainer. Cinema is entertainment. It is nothing more than that.
I rely on my iPad for on-the-go entertainment. I stock it with TV shows, like ‘Parks and Recreation‘ and the British version of ‘The Office.’ I’m reading a Charles Manson biography on it too, since I’m weirdly into true crime.
I got started acting by going to auditions that my mom found in the entertainment section of our local news paper. Then, I got a manager and started going out on more auditions.
Tyler James Williams
Writers are in the entertainment business, and it gives me lots of pleasure to entertain my readers.
The fans have what they want. They want entertainment, they want passion and they want commitment.
I think the films we see, the Hollywood films, which are basically entertainment, will still be there, but they’ll be in a totally different category. People won’t take them seriously. They’ll kind of end up the way comic books have. A side view of things.
That’s what Kiss is all about – not just music, but entertainment, y’know? We’re there to take you away from your problems, and rock and rollall night and party every day for those two hours you’re at the concert.
Roles constantly have to be redefined in any form of entertainment. Look back at the gangster pics of the 1930s and 1940s and the way James Cagney or Humphrey Bogart would play the part. These roles were redefined in the 1970s by Al Pacino and Rober DeNiro. And again in the 1990s by Gary Oldman and Anthony Hopkins.
Mary Hart says she meant to stay on ‘Entertainment Tonight’ for three years. She was on for 29.
I really believe at the end of the day, regardless of how noble you are or how patriotic the film might be, it has to serve as entertainment in order for your audiences to come into the theatre and watch it. Otherwise, audiences will wait and see it a few months later when it is premiered on television.
Well, politics is much more severe than entertainment. You have to hit those points, in politics, word for word. You have to remember the date. You have to remember the website. You have to rehearse stories that might be asked, have anecdotesready for questions that might come up.
I’ve long wanted to find a charitable cause to really get involved with and be passionate about. I get invited to a lot of charity events to sing, and I am happy to help and bring a source of entertainment, but I’m sort of disconnected from them.
Maybe the biggest award show of the largest entertainment importer in the world needs an economic incentive to embrace diversity. Indeed, maybe we should boycott the show and pressure advertisers to do the same. Or maybe the Academy should learn the lesson of history and change because it’s the right thing to do.
WWE prepares you for everything in entertainment. It’s the truth. You need a host? Get a WWE Superstar. You need someone for an action movie, a comedy movie, a drama movie, you get a WWE Superstar. Because these guys are the most well-versed, well-trained, and hardest working guys out there.
‘Downton Abbey‘ didn’t have the impact it had just because it was a good story about people. It was something about that period and that world that was fascinating to people on a level that wasn’t just as an entertainment.
Avoid demonizing television, computer games, and new technologies. Electronic media may compete for kids’ attention, but we’re not going to get kids reading by badmouthing other entertainment. Admit that TV and games can do things books can’t.
There’s still a lot of investors wondering what to invest in. And, of course, I think entertainment looks attractive when you read the few films that make these insane amounts of money. What they don’t know is they don’t always do that.
Whereas money is a means to an end for a filmmaker, to the corporate mind money is the end. Right now, I think independent film is very confused, because there’s excess pressure in the marketplace for entertainment to pay off.
If the United States is the melting pot of the world, you need entertainment – you need visuals that represent that.
People think it’s funny that I enjoy dreaming so much. I just use it as a form of entertainment. It’s very private. I don’t see my dreams as separate. I mean, half the time I’m wandering around dreaming anyway.
The thing that makes a great genre movie is one that’s not just entertainment, not just horror or sci-fi or whatever. The ones I love are the genre pictures with some subversive message underlying it all.
I think the Internet’s been a tremendous tool in terms of breaking down the power structure of information and entertainment, particularly at a time when so much information and entertainment were in the hands of so few people, with multinationals owning everything.
I work hard for the audience. It’s entertainment. I don’t need validation.
Films are meant solely to provide entertainment. There are no lessons to be learnt and and inferences to be drawn. Has anyone become dutiful and law abiding after seeing a film that espouses these very virtues? Films can do no more than influence fashion, decor, and hairstyletrends.
My mom and dad – they were always there. They were always on the set. They focused on our family life. The entertainment business wasn’t the end-all. They weren’t out to get the next big paycheck or the next big movie. It was about ‘What can we do as a family.’
The NFL is such a large, multibillion dollar enterprise with fan loyalty because they have provided not only entertainment for sports fans, but memories, good memories, family memories to these fans, that can only bring about good will.
I think it’s very dangerous, the idea of celebrity – you have to be constantly controversial to maintain the status of celebrity. Reality TV is the death of entertainment – it’s just mindless TV but popular because of its voyeuristic nature, and people are very voyeuristic.
The ‘EU in a Nutshell‘ is a miscellany of facts and anecdotes about the system which rules us. It’s a book you can delve into in pursuit of a particular fact, or crack open for entertainment at virtually any page.
Modernism has a reputation for being a forbidding phenomenon: its visual arts disconcertingly non-representational, its literary efforts devoid of the consolations of plot and character – even its films, it’s argued, fall well short of that true desideratum: entertainment.
It’s not an anti-sex trip. Like, we’re taking sex, which is probably another half of American entertainment, sex and violence, and we’re projecting it, and we’re saying this is the way everything is right now.
I don’t know if I have good habits, but I’m very devoted to writing. I’m very compulsive about having a project, at least one, and trying to follow the business as much as I can. I keep on top of all the entertainment business news.