Top 555 Entertainment Quotes of 2020

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“I grew up in a small town in Alabama, and there wasn’t much in the way of entertainment, so like our older siblings before us, we drove our pickup trucks out into the hayfield and lit a bonfire.”

― Abbi Glines

“Any time guys move to ‘Raw’ and ‘SmackDown,’ I think that is what has kept NXT so relevant and has kept the fans so invested because they are now conditioned that whoever leaves or comes in, NXT, as a product, is going to give really exciting sports entertainment every time.”

― Adam Cole

“I think everyone knows the news has become ridiculous. It’s entertainment driven.”

― Adam McKay

“I have a J.D., but I’m not a practicing attorney as far as entertainment law goes.”

― Adrian Younge

“My aim is to do all genres, both entertainment and art.”

― Aishwarya Rajesh

“In Chennai, we have the beach for entertainment, but in places like Trichy, Salem, and Coimbatore, movies are the only entertainment.”

― Aishwarya Rajesh

“I believe that comics are entirely for entertainment.”

― Akira Toriyama

“I always wanted to be on the radio. But my background is more entertainment than journalism.”

― Alan Colmes

“I try to do things in comics that cannot be repeated by television, by movies, by interactive entertainment.”

― Alan Moore

“We’re trying to be a content destination for viral images and to be an entertainment destination in general.”

― Alan Schaaf

“I always said I was never gonna be an entertainer, Suicide was never supposed to be entertainment.”

― Alan Vega

“Most entertainment is trying to get you. It’s tested, like toothpaste.”

― Albert Brooks

“I attempt to create a form of seriocomic entertainment to either delight, enlighten, or disgust, whichever you’d like. In terms of making motion pictures, I write and direct and act. I guess you’d say I’m a filmmaker.”

― Albert Brooks

“Sadly, I’ve learnt that prejudice still exists in parts of the entertainment industry – I did an interview with a magazine once, and the journalist quite openly said they wouldn’t put a black person on the front cover because the magazine wouldn’t sell.”

― Alesha Dixon

“What I loved about ‘Strictly’ as a viewer and contestant was that it was warm, family entertainment. So it is a shame for the show when controversy surrounds it. That is not what we like about ‘Strictly.’”

― Alesha Dixon

“For more than two decades, Barry Diller has been among the most respected – and feared – figures in the entertainment industry.”

― Alex Berenson

“People get used to more complex forms of entertainment, and they become bored by simpler forms. Television has become more complex in order to feed our demand.”

― Alex Tabarrok

“When you’re in the entertainment industry, you have to be more mature, be able to hang with the adults.”

― Alexander Gould

“DivX Plus Streaming provides secure streaming delivery of a feature rich premium digital entertainment experience to connected devices including HDTVs, Blu-ray players, smartphones, game consoles, PCs, Max and cable set-top boxes.”

― Alfred Amoroso

“I want my films to offer wholesome entertainment and not be my personal showreels.”

― Allu Arjun

“What do you actually need? Food, clothing and shelter. Everything else is entertainment.”

― Aloe Blacc

“People can take, take, take from you. There are people whose profession is to do that. It’s entertainment at the cost of human lives.”

― Amanda Knox

“I’ve always wanted to work in entertainment. My family moved to Orlando when I was 15 so I could make it.”

― Amanda Latona

“Watching my dad go through all of the different career paths in the entertainment industry that he has, has absolutely influenced me.”

― Amber Stevens

“My feeling for reality TV isn’t ironic, guilty, or apologetic. Reality TV is one of the few remaining modes of popular entertainment in which characterization is permitted as plot.”

― Andrea Seigel

“In fine arts, when you make a painting, it’s just a painting. But if you make a painting in the entertainment industry, it can be an album cover or a t-shirt or a logo.”

― Andrew W.K.

“The entertainment industry is so vast; that’s why I got into it the first place.”

― Andrew W.K.

“Suddenly, the screens were dominated by American entertainment to the extent of something like 95 percent. As a result, audiences turned away from the kinds of films that we used to make.”

― Andrzej Wajda

“In the first years after the systemic transition, our screens showed American entertainment that had not been available before, or had been available only sporadically.”

― Andrzej Wajda

“I think I’d like to be a lion tamer, actually. That – that would provide the most audience entertainment if something went really badly.”

― Andy Serkis

“Music is escapism, it’s entertainment.”

― Andy Taylor

“The entertainment business remains a business of blockbusters, and increasingly so.”

― Anita Elberse

“The entertainment industry isn’t secure.”

― Anita Hassanandani Reddy

“Art is difficult. It’s not entertainment.”

― Anselm Kiefer

“Entertainment’s definition has been reduced to making people happy.”

― Anurag Kashyap

“Films are never meant as solutions; they just provide entertainment value.”

― Aparshakti Khurana

“Let’s stop playing with ourselves and get on with the entertainment, shall we?”

― April Winchell

“Humans are complex, and I think in entertainment in general, it’s very easy to put people in boxes.”

― Ari Graynor

“There is no physical activity. All entertainment is happening in phone. Films can also be seen in laptop, so no one is visiting cinema halls.”

― Armaan Malik

“The delusion of entertainment is devoid of meaning. It may amuse us for a bit, but after the initial hit we are left with the dark feeling of desolation.”

― Arthur Erickson

“When I made the switch from strictly entertainment news to more of these natural world documentaries, it’s really been all about wanting to make saving the world cool.”

― Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

“Entertainment, really, is a dying industry.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“Katalyst is a merger of three industries. A piece of us is connected to ad agencies. Because we get the complex overlay of the social Web, we know how to engage an audience and how to make entertainment for the social Web. And we know how to gain and activate and retain an audience. So we create social networks for brands.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“Sport must be amateur or it is not sport. Sports played professionally are entertainment.”

― Avery Brundage

“I actually fear appearing on entertainment shows a bit.”

― Bae Suzy

“As I plotted ‘Blueprints,’ I realized that ageism against women is most obvious in the field of entertainment – and that I needed a TV show in my book.”

― Barbara Delinsky

“The entertainment business hasn’t had a new idea in years.”

― Barry Diller

“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.”

― Ben Harney

“People are attracted to entertainment, for sure, or jokes, excitement and romantically heightened stories that might be false, but are still attractive fantasies.”

― Bennett Miller

“Mark Ruffalo is Mark Ruffalo – no explanation needed. He has the biggest heart of anyone I’ve ever met, and he’s sort of the Dave Schultz of the entertainment industry.”

― Bennett Miller

“I’m interested in telling stories that add up to more than the entertainment of the story. That’s what does it for me.”

― Bennett Miller

“From early on… we really looked at the Internet as a whole new way to provide storytelling and entertainment.”

― Benny Fine

“We are, in the comics, the last frontier of good, wholesome family humor and entertainment.”

― Bil Keane

“E.T.’ and ‘Extra,’ they are too salacious. They go, Oooh, Katie Couric just broke up with X. ‘Access Hollywood’ is really good entertainment news. It’s not dirty, and we don’t get cheap.”

― Billy Bush

“All I wanted to do as a kid was go to the post-Oscar parties I was seeing on ‘Entertainment Tonight.’”

― Billy Eichner

“Entertainment, Hollywood, award shows – these are the things that really captivated me.”

― Billy Eichner

“The 1980s was a time of the great recession of interactive entertainment. When Atari fell in 1982, until Nintendo launched its console, video games were an outcast for five years.”

― Bing Gordon

“When we started EA in 1982, our goal was to make games as big a media as visual entertainment or movies. That was how big we dreamed at the time.”

― Bing Gordon

“I have been working professionally in the entertainment industry since I was six.”

― Blake McIver Ewing

“When you run the Walt Disney Co., you gain a fair amount of experience in customer-facing businesses, particularly in site-based entertainment. I have a lot of experience in marketing, a lot of experience in selling, particularly tickets to site-based entertainment or movies or whatever.”

― Bob Iger

“Being able to evolve great franchises over time is the foundation of world-class entertainment companies.”

― Bobby Kotick

“The WWE is the be-all and end-all of sports entertainment. They just do things right.”

― Bobby Roode

“I enjoy shooting. Around where I live, it’s something you do for entertainment once in a while, you go out and shoot targets.”

― Bonnie Jo Campbell

“Pro wrestling is entertainment, but people get hurt all of the time.”

― Booker T

“My folks would have parties and all I wanted was to be the entertainment.”

― Borns

“I’ve never been in the studio world; TV is as close as I get to the more corporate approach to making entertainment.”

― Brad Anderson

“Standup is really the only thing in the entertainment business that you do totally alone.”

― Brad Garrett

“Writers are in the entertainment business, and it gives me lots of pleasure to entertain my readers.”

― Brian Lumley

“I’m the chairman of the board of the Actor’s Fund. It’s an incredible organization. It helps anybody that has made their living in the performing arts and entertainment: actors, singers, dancers, film producers, agents, managers, ticket takers, writers, anybody in times of need or crisis.”

― Brian Stokes Mitchell

“Loving entertainment but having our athletic talent, WWE seemed like the perfect fit for us.”

― Brie Bella

“I don’t want to ever intentionally hurt someone, because it is pure entertainment.”

― Brock Lesnar

“In the heart of the desert and founded by the first Spanish Conquistadores, Las Vegas has become the entertainment capital of the world, with more than 30 million visitors a year.”

― Brunello Cucinelli

“In the entertainment industry, careers don’t last very long – and online, careers last an even shorter amount of time.”

― Burnie Burns

“Considering the popularity of soaps with the African-American audience, it’s grotesque that the entertainment industry, for all its vaunted liberalism, is lagging so far behind social changes in the United States. And why has there never been an all-black daytime network soap? It would probably blow the white soaps off the map.”

― Camille Paglia

“It wasn’t always easy at times, having grown up on television and being in the entertainment industry.”

― Candace Cameron Bure

“KISS is Las Vegas entertainment. A musician doesn’t need the mask.”

― Carlos Santana

“Fashion is entertainment. That’s why these top models are so fascinating to kids. They’re dying to know about Naomi and Christy, or whoever we’ve declared the new one this afternoon.”

― Carrie Donovan

“It seems that entertainment is what most excites us and what we value above everything else.”

― Carroll O’Connor

“YouTube is becoming much more than an entertainment destination.”

― Chad Hurley

“Consumers are increasingly programming their own entertainment and content experiences.”

― Chad Hurley

“If you’re creating an entertainment site, you want the content to be the star.”

― Chad Hurley

“I hope to see more programming, more shows, more actors of mixed ethnicity, more young kids of mixed ethnicity choosing to be in the entertainment industry.”

― Charles Michael Davis

“The institutions of college athletics exist primarily as unreality fueled by deceit. The unreality is that universities should be in the business of providing large spectacles of mass entertainment. The fundamental absurdity of that notion requires the promulgation of the various deceits necessary to carry it out.”

― Charlie Pierce

“I feel like I am in turbo mode as a student of entertainment.”

― Charlie Worsham

“Let’s be real: It’s just TV; it’s just entertainment.”

― Chi McBride

“In the entertainment business, the biggest gift you could ever get is not an Oscar, it’s not a Grammy, it’s longevity.”

― Christian Kane

“I’ll bet Shakespeare compromised himself a lot; anybody who’s in the entertainment industry does to some extent.”

― Christopher Isherwood

“From Julia Child to ‘The Galloping Gourmet’ and the Food Channel and Cooking Channel, our fascination with the spectacle of cooking has been a mainstay of TV entertainment.”

― Chuck Norris

“Today’s terrorists are pursuing a distinct route. They are increasingly attacking civilians in symbolic targets, such as those of economic importance, or venues of bustling life like public transportation or entertainment, like nightclubs.”

― Cliff Stearns

“Being on set is the thing I love the most, and a lot of the things that come alongside acting and entertainment are the things I despise, to be quite honest.”

― Cole Sprouse

“The ‘Donny and Marie’ show is incredible. It’s not a musical, but for sheer entertainment value and energy, it’s a real 10 out of 10.”

― Colm Wilkinson

“Working in the entertainment industry exposes me to every current cosmetic fad.”

― Connie Sellecca

“I had very much wanted to be the very first black female editor-in-chief of ‘Vogue.’ Barring that, I wanted to work at ‘Entertainment Weekly.’”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“It’s certainly no coincidence that big bands became the entertainment of the army in WWI and WWII, and that jazz drumming style is very military influenced. The snare drum comes from the military and becomes the core kind of sound of jazz drums.”

― Damien Chazelle

“The entertainment business is not the be-all and end-all for me.”

― Dan Aykroyd

“The creative works of the entertainment industry belong to the millions of people who make them and are not for others to steal or unlawfully distribute.”

― Dan Glickman

“The movie industry is committed to working with the technology sector to find innovative new ways to deliver entertainment to consumers.”

― Dan Glickman

“Entertainment seems to be the only arena where children who pursue the work of their parents, which is an inherently natural thing to do, is met with a lot of skepticism.”

― Dan Levy

“I think the best entertainment tackles social issues in a sort of seamless way.”

― Dana Walden

“I got into the entertainment world and started modelling when I was 15. When I told my parents that was what I was going to do for a living, it was very shocking for them.”

― Dania Ramirez

“The Sophists’ paradoxical talk pieces and their public debates were entertainment in 5th century Greece. And in that world, Socrates was an entertainer.”

― David Antin

“My rejection of the idea of entertainment in its current form is based on the audience that comes with it.”

― David Antin

“From this entertainment industry, may the gods of language protect us.”

― David Antin

“I want to make films and write films, which will happen, I’m just taking a different route right now. I’m a bit of a chameleon with the whole entertainment industry so to speak.”

― David Boreanaz

“I’m a bit of a chameleon with the whole entertainment industry so to speak.”

― David Boreanaz

“In California, of all places, entertainment is the key to a vibrant economy. If we do not develop young adults capable of entering that world, the financial base of this state is sure to suffer and impact all of us.”

― David Cassidy

“For hundreds of years, that was the major form of entertainment: The grown-ups sat around and watched the kids play. Now they sit around and watch the television. The actors are the kids.”

― David Duchovny

“Entertainment has to come hand in hand with a little bit of medicine.”

― David Fincher

“Beyond its entertainment values, ‘Baywatch’ has enriched and in many cases helped save lives.”

― David Hasselhoff

“I love London. I love the variety, the entertainment, the restaurants and concerts. It’s different from what we have in South America.”

― David Luiz

“Art and mass entertainment and propaganda, they can all be plotted on the same graph, but there is a difference.”

― David Mamet

“Movies were never an art form, they were entertainment. It just evolved into an art form from there, and it’s still evolving in different ways.”

― David Mamet

“I think the story is the most ancient form of human entertainment.”

― David Mitchell

“There are too many fawning entertainment shows out there and not one of them is making fun of it all.”

― David Spade

“It wasn’t until I saw ‘Rocky’ that I realized movies could affect people beyond mere entertainment.”

― Dawn Steel

“It’s such a high-pressure form of live entertainment that I found, once I got out there, being on a movie set isn’t that different from being on ‘Monday Night RAW.’ It’s all stuff that I was prepared for.”

― Dean Ambrose

“I just go out there and be myself and turn up the voltage a little bit for entertainment value.”

― Dean Ambrose

“WWE prepares you for so much other stuff in entertainment.”

― Dean Ambrose

“The days of family entertainment seem to have left us.”

― Dean Devlin

“I like to get emotional when I watch my entertainment.”

― Dean Devlin

“There is a renaissance of really great genre entertainment happening. But it’s become incredibly audience-specific.”

― Dean Devlin

“Is the opposite of light entertainment meant to be dark and heavy?”

― Denis Norden

“I work hard for the audience. It’s entertainment. I don’t need validation.”

― Denzel Washington

“When I was 14 or 15, our teacher introduced us to Dickens’ ‘A Tale of Two Cities.’ It was just for entertainment – we read it aloud – and all of a sudden it became a treasure.”

― Dermot Healy

“My job was to entertain. I’ve always seen myself in the entertainment realm.”

― Desiigner

“I don’t want to spoil this for anybody but wrestling, sports entertainment, is ‘pre-determined.’”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“Our goals were and are to be sure that we set up DC Entertainment to be more integrated and more cooperative within DC as well as in Warner Bros.”

― Diane Nelson

“I don’t think it’s about entertainment. I think it’s about being ourselves.”

― Diane Sawyer

“I’ve actually gotten so I don’t associate television with entertainment very much.”

― Dick Cavett

“I’ve never relegated the lip-synch to a lower form of entertainment. Lip-synching is an art unto itself. A lot of people can’t do it.”

― Dick Clark

“It is frustrating to be a Black woman in the entertainment industry.”

― Dionne Warwick

“Kids in the entertainment industry are at a risk of developing depression, as they see glamour at an early age.”

― Divyanka Tripathi

“Las Vegas is the boiling pot of entertainment.”

― Don Rickles

“I think in a weird way that the entertainment industry is strangely more brutally honest than any other.”

― Donal Logue

“Before machines the only form of entertainment people really had was relationships.”

― Douglas Coupland

“I look at each episode in two ways – from a design standpoint and from an entertainment standpoint – this is TV, after all. We usually succeed on at least one of the levels.”

― Douglas Wilson

“Mary Hart says she meant to stay on ‘Entertainment Tonight’ for three years. She was on for 29.”

― Drew Lachey

“I’ve always been inspired by retail entertainment, whether Ralph Lauren or the Disney Store or Niketown.”

― Dylan Lauren

“Generally the whole entertainment business now is bland.”

― Eartha Kitt

“I’m not prepared to be governor of New York. I’m a radio guy; I do a radio show. A radio show is entertainment. You need to move it along. When does a politician move anything along?”

― Ed Schultz

“I am an entertainment juggernaut.”

― Edge

“The makers of entertainment must try, in our field, to be honest and grown-up.”

― Elia Kazan

“I want to be known as a triple threat. I have aspirations to win an Oscar and a Grammy, and I also want to win a Tony. I want to be one of those guys like Frank Sinatra or Sammy Davis Jr. that crossed all those barriers of entertainment.”

― Elijah Kelley

“I like entertaining people. I want to make big entertainment.”

― Elizabeth Banks

“If women ran Hollywood, ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ would have a ‘Men in Entertainment’ issue every year, and those jerks would have to write something.”

― Elizabeth Meriwether

“Yes, I don’t read books for entertainment.”

― Elizabeth Olsen

“People love gossip. It’s the biggest thing that keeps the entertainment industry going.”

― Ellen DeGeneres

“I want to expand and not ignore the late 20th-century additions to filmed entertainment.”

― Elvis Mitchell

“Sports entertainment in general, it’s a very competitive business.”

― Eric Bischoff

“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

“Gambling is entertainment. People go to casinos to be entertained.”

― Eric Schneiderman

“I am not in the entertainment business; I am in the justice business.”

― Eric Schneiderman

“The circus itself is my personal ideal entertainment venue.”

― Erin Morgenstern

“I’m kind of big on performance in general. I like the sort of entertainment where you can go in and be fully immersed in it.”

― Erin Morgenstern

“I try to find influences in not only wrestling but all facets of entertainment.”

― Ethan Carter III

“When Richard Nixon came to Beijing in the winter of 1972, China was still in the throes of the Cultural Revolution, so it had a limited array of entertainment to provide.”

― Evan Osnos

“Russian young people spend countless hours online downloading videos and having a very nice digital entertainment lifestyle, which does not necessarily turn them into the next Che Guevara.”

― Evgeny Morozov

“We should be able to have a little more fun. I think it’s entertainment to the fans.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“I feel that entertainment happens when fact and fiction is balanced.”

― Fahadh Faasil

“I don’t know if anybody wants to mix their politics with their entertainment.”

― Fiona Apple

“I am a crazy Maverick fan. I would go there if Dallas was a great entertainment center.”

― Flula Borg

“My dream has always been to be in entertainment.”

― Franchesca Ramsey

“A funeral was a great form of entertainment. A wake was a great form of entertainment.”

― Frank McCourt

“I don’t know what drives me. I need to work. I wanted to be in the entertainment field, but I didn’t know what.”

― Frank Vincent

“Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.”

― Frank Zappa

“My background is that I’ve spent a lot of time marketing entertainment. One of the old saws in package goods is you can take something that is popular and you can make it more popular. But if you take something less popular, you can’t automatically market it into the same success as something that’s already popular.”

― Fred Seibert

“We founded RocketJump for two reasons: to provide quality entertainment and to reach as many different audiences as possible.”

― Freddie Wong

“Writers since at least the heyday of Gore Vidal have bemoaned their audience’s defection to other forms of entertainment.”

― Garth Risk Hallberg

“I love the States and their attitudes about entertainment.”

― Gary Carr

“In entertainment, there’s a theory that you should be lunching and dinnering and going to some kind of power breakfast.”

― Gary Goetzman

“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

“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.’”

― Gary Ross

“I just want fiction to remain a vital force for entertainment and not just for contemplation. Both things can exist.”

― Gary Shteyngart

“In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment.”

― George Ade

“The sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie.”

― George Lucas

“Sports is entertainment.”

― George Stroumboulopoulos

“I grew up in the age of radio. That was my main boyhood form of entertainment: lying on the living room floor with my ears affixed to the radio. I loved shows like ‘The Phantom,’ ‘Cisco Kid,’ and even ‘Happy Theater’ when I was younger.”

― George Takei

“Football is entertainment in which the audience is expected to delight in gladiatorial action that a growing portion of the audience knows may cause the players degenerative brain disease.”

― George Will

“I have so much entertainment going on in my house that I don’t need to go out.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“I had been laid off from ‘Entertainment Weekly ‘right before I started writing ‘Gone Girl.’”

― Gillian Flynn

“If I’m going to invest the time in a novel, I want something more than the entertainment you get out of most genre fiction.”

― Glen Duncan

“A country is made not by policy alone, but by its music, its entertainment shows, all of it.”

― Glenn Beck

“I want to be associated with good entertainment.”

― Govinda

“I mean, I think in the early days we were pretty… pretty British in our entertainment leads.”

― Graeme Murphy

“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.”

― Greg Fitzsimmons

“Academic scientists aren’t generally interested in books for the public. So when one comes out, the authors can’t expect much praise from scientists. My goal both as a singer and an instructor is to educate through provocation and entertainment.”

― Greg Graffin

“The industry sees animation as a genre rather than a medium. It has been pigeonholed into being just for kids’ entertainment, and that’s it.”

― Greg Tiernan

“I wanted to understand the business side of entertainment, and that’s why I decided to complete my MBA while I was in Delhi.”

― Guru Randhawa

“There are days when any electrical appliance in the house, including the vacuum cleaner, seems to offer more entertainment possibilities than the television set.”

― Harriet Van Horne

“We’re the only dance in town. We don’t compete with any professional teams for the entertainment dollar.”

― Hayden Fry

“I am with the entertainment industry since the age of 12.”

― Hazel Keech

“In MMA, it’s a sport, but it’s entertainment, too.”

― Henry Cejudo

“We’re in the entertainment business.”

― Henry Cejudo

“I golf for my own entertainment and my teammates’ entertainment.”

― Hilary Knight

“Without writers, none of the entertainment would exist. It starts with writers. Writers are the most important piece of the entire puzzle.”

― Hill Harper

“I’m not interested in entertainment.”

― Howard Barker

“The world is a stage, the stage is a world of entertainment.”

― Howard Dietz

“Let discernment in matters of fashion and entertainment determine who should get the vote, and half the country would be disenfranchised.”

― Howard Jacobson

“You walk into a retail store, whatever it is, and if there’s a sense of entertainment and excitement and electricity, you wanna be there.”

― Howard Schultz

“I’ve been chased. I’ve been pushed. I’ve been screamed at. I’ve been verbally abused. I’ve been afraid for my safety. But I did it all in the name of entertainment.”

― Howie Mandel

“In the entertainment industry, there remains one constant: change.”

― Ian Ziering

“We’re in this entertainment business really to give the audience what they want.”

― Ice Cube

“I always knew I wanted to work in entertainment, but I actually really wanted to be a singer more than an actress.”

― India de Beaufort

“Today, I marvel at the vegan foods in the supermarket, at the cruelty-free clothing choices in stores, and at the fantastic alternatives to dissection in schools, the modern ways to test medicines without killing rabbits and beagles, the many forms of entertainment involving purely human performers.”

― Ingrid Newkirk

“I think the novel is at one end of the art-entertainment continuum – the play in the middle – while TV and cinema veer a bit more towards entertainment.”

― Irvine Welsh

“The analysis of character is the highest human entertainment.”

― Isaac Bashevis Singer

“Actually, 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.”

― Israel Broussard

“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.”

― Israel Broussard

“People are willing to support and watch web series as a legitimate form of entertainment.”

― Issa Rae

“The average person is gregarious; there is something in the spirit of the crowd that adds to the enjoyment of entertainment.”

― Ivor Novello

“We were asked to believe that the variety and the novelty of even the crude films of the early days would provide a means of entertainment which would cut out the stage.”

― Ivor Novello

“There’s a whole lot more to the African-American community than entertainment and sports.”

― J. C. Watts

“The entertainment medium of film is particularly tuned to the present imaginations of people at large. A lot of fiction is intensely nostalgic.”

― J. G. Ballard

“I regard sports first and foremost as entertainment, so dry documentary narration is not for me.”

― Jack Brickhouse

“All kinds of gambling, from bingo to baccarat, are benign entertainment for most people, dangerously addictive to a few, and capable of breeding unwanted side effects for society.”

― Jacob Weisberg

“I want to become an entertainment, tech, and business mogul just in general.”

― Jake Paul

“It’s the sad thing about entertainment, it’s not always about who is the best.”

― Jake Roberts

“In entertainment, zombies are so played out. I have a gut sense that people are getting tired of apocalyptic scenarios.”

― Jamais Cascio

“There’s no question that the Internet generally, and Netflix specifically, upended the traditional content-distribution supply chain and caused profound changes in the entertainment industry.”

― James B. Stewart

“I wasn’t a guy built to write about entertainment.”

― James McBride

“I don’t think anybody in the entertainment industry or in politics is surprised by the fact that those worlds are rife with promiscuity and irresponsibility – certainly a lack of accountability.”

― James Spader

“I come from L.A. where there’s a sense of show. But that’s not a bad word in my mind. We say art ‘show,’ don’t we? ‘Show’ implies entertainment.”

― James Turrell

“I just grew up loving acting and loving entertainment.”

― James Wolk

“It was in college that I learned the basics of theater, the entertainment industry, and various mediums.”

― Jamie Brewer

“In entertainment, we have a comfort level with crisis.”

― Jane McGonigal

“Using animals for entertainment is big business, plain and simple.”

― Jane Velez-Mitchell

“What I enjoy as entertainment is what I enjoy writing.”

― Janet Evanovich

“’The Rachel Maddow Show’ is a piece of sleight of hand presented as a cable news show. It is TV entertainment at its finest.”

― Janet Malcolm

“David Bendeth was introduced to me by an entertainment lawyer friend.”

― Jann Klose

“The necessity for ‘professionals’ in the entertainment industry is being constantly challenged.”

― Jason Alexander

“I want to direct, write, produce… y’know, I love the entertainment industry.”

― Jason Marsden

“Los Angeles is a one-horse town. It’s entirely driven by the entertainment business and that’s what it is.”

― Jason Priestley

“Creating a wonderful drama is an art form, while comedy is just entertainment.”

― Jason Reitman

“PMC’s constellation of multi-platform entertainment brands continues to be a leader in entertainment news.”

― Jay Penske

“The nicest notes I’ve received from readers are those that tell me I’ve gotten them back into reading for entertainment. For me, there is no greater compliment.”

― Jeff Abbott

“In the wrestling industry and the entertainment industry, weekends you never have off.”

― Jeff Jarrett

“I think, as a woman and as somebody in the entertainment industry, we have to be careful what we’re putting out there and what we’re trying to say.”

― Jenny Mollen

“Thatgamecompany was founded with the philosophy that games are a form of entertainment, and entertainment is the food for emotion.”

― Jenova Chen

“It’s supposed to be entertainment. It’s not supposed to be a documentary.”

― Jeri Ryan

“In entertainment, if you have a message in a film, no one wants to be spoon-fed the message. No one wants to be told how to feel. At least, I don’t.”

― Jermaine Fowler

“I love entertaining people and this is entertainment.”

― Jerry Bruckheimer

“There are two kinds of people in the entertainment industry: Those that close deals and those that don’t.”

― Jerry Heller

“People regard Yahoo as a platform for essential services, and it’s had a profound impact on the way people obtain information, communicate, and their entertainment.”

― Jerry Yang

“I never believe anything in the world of entertainment until it actually happens and the check clears the bank.”

― Jesse Ventura

“I never said I was leaving the entertainment industry.”

― Jessica Jung

“I don’t need to do only one thing, you know? Even in the entertainment industry, nobody’s ‘just a singer.’”

― Jessica Jung

“I’m all about risque – I love that stuff. I love to be creative – that’s what the entertainment business is about.”

― Jessica Sanchez

“News events cannot be controlled, nor can newscasts be mapped out like entertainment shows.”

― Jessica Savitch

“I write about characters that interest me. And I don’t think of my books as being forms of entertainment.”

― Jhumpa Lahiri

“Yes, Marvel Entertainment has treated me very well and generously. Them, I like.”

― Jim Starlin

“In the entertainment business, everybody is desperately insecure, and the guys in Silicon Valley seem to be slightly overconfident.”

― Jimmy Iovine

“I don’t look at Spotify or Rdio or any of these guys as a direct competitor: I look at other forms of entertainment as the competitor.”

― Jimmy Iovine

“WWE is the epitome of Sports Entertainment; it gets no bigger than this. So, whether you are on ‘Raw’ or on ‘SmackDown,’ the level of talent that we have on both sides is second to none.”

― Jinder Mahal

“Comedy is not the first choice in Vegas for entertainment.”

― Jo Koy

“I always wanted to build something in Vegas, especially off The Strip. I know how it is for locals. They don’t like going to The Strip for entertainment or even to eat.”

― Jo Koy

“It used to be such a stigma, making that transition to various entertainment medias. There are a couple of actresses who have cut it quite well, and I consider myself one.”

― Joanna Cassidy

“As entertainment, fiction may offer momentary relief from the stresses of reality.”

― Joanna Scott

“I’ve done a variety of projects in different areas of the entertainment industry.”

― Jodi Benson

“Politics has become entertainment.”

― Joe Eszterhas

“Often, entertainment goes deeper, in terms of ideas, than the newspapers.”

― Joel Grey

“All art at a certain level is entertainment. We go to a tragedy by Sophocles to be entertained.”

― John Banville

“Neil Patrick Harris is a superman of entertainment.”

― John Cameron Mitchell

“I really do think VR is now one of the most exciting things that can be done in this whole sector of consumer electronic entertainment stuff.”

― John Carmack

“I hate entertainment.”

― John Cassavetes

“Entertainment is often a medium in which you can put yourself front and center.”

― John Cena

“I don’t know if I trust entertainment to teach anyone anything.”

― John Cho

“As far as entertainment, ‘The Right Stuff’ is a good movie. As far as a documentary of the early space days, which they purported it to be, it is not at all.”

― John Glenn

“In dire economic times, movies are relatively inexpensive entertainment for the whole family.”

― John Lasseter

“The entertainment is in the presentation.”

― John McTiernan

“There are a lot of actors who try to get records made and try to make record deals, and everybody goes, ‘Ugh.’ It used to be expected in the entertainment business. I mean look at Sinatra, Bing Crosby. All these guys started out as singers.”

― John Mellencamp

“I think the reason that I’ve been able to succeed is that I was a fan of sports entertainment when I was a kid – that’s what I wanted to do.”

― John Morrison

“The entertainment industry is as it always has been. It’s a rough bunch of people and a rough industry.”

― John Perry Barlow

“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.’”

― John Ridley

“I’d like to do a television show that is encouraging, useful, and clean, and I’d like to go up against Entertainment Tonight and beat it.”

― John Tesh

“Sports, entertainment and aviation are three of the most exciting professions in the world; you are dealing with the same magnitude.”

― John Travolta

“I’ve been lucky to combine my two loves quite frequently: that of Marvel Superheroes and Sports Entertainment.”

― Johnny Gargano

“Anyone who regards poetry as an entertainment, as a ‘read,’ commits an anthropological crime, in the first place against himself.”

― Joseph Brodsky

“Supermarket tabloids and celebrity gossip shows are not just innocently shallow entertainment, but a fundamental part of a much larger movement that involves apathy, greed and hierarchy.”

― Joseph Gordon-Levitt

“I’m not built for war. I’m built for entertainment. I’m built for jokes – either telling them or being the butt of them.”

― Josh Peck

“There’s a difference between art and entertainment. Entertainment is really about forgetting about your life, and art is about remembering your life.”

― Josh Tillman

“I’m against escapist entertainment.”

― Joshua Oppenheimer

“Much of everyday life is filled with opportunities to be distracted. Our possessions… entertainment… cares and anxieties… and even the passionate desire and pursuit of things, some good and not so good, can keep our minds and hearts caught up in a flurry of activity.”

― Joyce Meyer

“This is government. There is no entertainment.”

― Judy Davis

“They weren’t interested in entertainment. They were tough. I learned one trick, which was to be quieter than they were until they had to look at you. It took a lot of agressiveness.”

― Judy Holliday

“Wayfarer is built on the idea that we can actually make a huge difference by creating entertainment and television and digital and branded content with a message. It doesn’t always have to be really, really inspiring or really earnest. We call it chocolate-covered broccoli.”

― Justin Baldoni

“If entertainment years were dog years, man, I’d be like Gandhi. I’d be, like, 250 years old.”

― Justin Timberlake

“You got to learn when to be the bigger person, especially in the entertainment business.”

― Justine Skye

“My music is not just about entertainment. It is about enlightenment also.”

― Kailash Kher

“I joined Red Chillies entertainment right after I returned from the London School of Economics in 2007.”

― Kanika Dhillon

“Sports and entertainment are the only places where inner-city kids see themselves being able to succeed. Their intellectual development is something they don’t relate to.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“The entertainment industry is vast and is a reflection of the society we live in.”

― Karrine Steffans

“There’s nothing experimental about ‘Kaashmora,’ as it’s a blend of fantasy and entertainment. The only experiment we did was with my makeover in the film.”

― Karthi

“Having spent five years in the technological domain, I see the experiences in the entertainment industry from a technological perspective.”

― Karthik Subbaraj

“To be employed in the entertainment industry is a miracle.”

― Kate McKinnon

“We’re not curing cancer, people. I wish we were, but we’re not. It’s entertainment.”

― Katee Sackhoff

“Entertainment is such a non-reality.”

― Katharine McPhee

“We’re living in a high-tech world. So much of our stimulus and entertainment comes from things that are quite abstract and disembodied.”

― Katherine Dunn

“Anything that needs to be labelled ‘The Entertainment’ usually isn’t – especially when it is provided by the endlessly enthusiastic Joel or Nadia wearing trainers and a whistle.”

― Katie Hopkins

“I’m in the entertainment business, and I make commercially entertaining animated features.”

― Kelly Asbury

“The fans are most important… when it comes to the entertainment industry. They are the ones that matter most, and they should be heard.”

― Ken Shamrock

“Gambling is entertainment… Financial markets, what one often refers to as speculation, is really the force by which we move capital to the best and highest use.”

― Kenneth C. Griffin

“From the time I signed on to ‘The Following,’ things have already vastly changed in the entertainment world in general. It’s an adjustment for me.”

― Kevin Bacon

“Entertainment shows make a living on behind-the-scenes stuff that can now be doled out socially. When we see it, we’re like, ‘Uh oh.’”

― Kevin Frazier

“I don’t know how the rap game is, because I’m a fan of reality, and the rap game’s entertainment.”

― Kevin Gates

“The one thing about the business of entertainment is that you have to learn patience.”

― Kevin Hart

“Florida has tons of entertainment opportunities because Walt Disney World and Universal Studios are there.”

― Kevin Richardson

“We’re going to see a lot of companies that have been portals of entertainment become producers.”

― Kevin Spacey

“A platform is the base from which something big happens. In our case, we’re an entertainment platform in the sense that there are people signing up like MTV, Burberry, folks like Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber. And why? Because it’s their channel to control their entertainment to their fans.”

― Kevin Systrom

“’Instagram’ is definitely becoming a new entertainment source for people day after day.”

― Kevin Systrom

“I love the fact that Atlanta has given the entertainment industry an additional and growing hub. The opportunities personally and professionally have been a wonderful blessing.”

― Kim Fields

“When we are on the road, we do a real horror show – and it’s pure entertainment. That’s it.”

― King Diamond

“I grew up in the New Zealand countryside. We didn’t have television until I was 14, so sing-alongs were our only entertainment.”

― Kiri Te Kanawa

“I don’t think that growing up in the entertainment industry is the healthiest place for kids. The track record kind of shows that.”

― Kirk Cameron

“I’ve been famous for years through my entertainment programs, through my show business activities and my business.”

― Ksenia Sobchak

“This is fun. This is entertainment, right guys?”

― Kurt Busch

“Of course I worry about whitewashing, and I feel very strongly that whitewashing was, is, and continues to be a problem in entertainment.”

― Laeta Kalogridis

“We joke about it in the entertainment industry: Every actor wants to be a musician, and every musician wants to be an actor.”

― Lance Bass

“The African American community is so under-served in the entertainment industry.”

― Lance Reddick

“What I loved about country music when I was a kid was the Grand Ole Opry, was ‘Hee Haw,’ was 360 degrees of entertainment.”

― Laura Bell Bundy

“The entertainment industry is terrified of silence.”

― Laura Linney

“I never wanted to end up in entertainment; that wasn’t the goal.”

― Lauren Conrad

“For me, a dancer is part of an artist’s entertainment – ‘backup dancer’ isn’t even in my vocabulary.”

― Laurieann Gibson

“I’m not setting ‘Jericho’ up to be anything other than what it is, which is, you know, a piece of good, well thought-out, well put-together TV and entertainment.”

― Lennie James

“The interest of my mother was more in the entertainment field. She loved to go to concerts and to the theatre.”

― Leon Askin

“I started using the Internet heavily right around the time when memes started to become their own form of entertainment. I started to get into every side of the Internet around 13-ish.”

― Lil Nas X

“When I was younger, I always wanted to be someone in the entertainment industry.”

― Lilly Singh

“Entertainment is a great form of being able to tell a story and to spread a message.”

― Lily Collins

“’Ebony”s Power 100 list highlights African-Americans who exemplify brilliance in the fields of entertainment, arts, business and others.”

― Linda Johnson Rice

“None of my friends are in the entertainment industry.”

― Lizzy Caplan

“Pro wrestling is so physical and taxing and just hurts your body; it’s very aggressive entertainment.”

― Luke Harper

“Literary readings aren’t going to shake their reputation as the added-fibre of our entertainment diet until the people who organize and participate in them snap out of this mentality.”

― Lynn Coady

“As a professional, I get in a dilemma between sport and entertainment. There’s these two sides.”

― Lyoto Machida

“On all open platforms, regardless of whether it’s Facebook or the Apple App Store, the largest segment is entertainment and games. It’s the largest revenue segment. And it’s the same for Tencent.”

― Ma Huateng

“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 hairstyle trends.”

― Madhur Bhandarkar

“Life isn’t all about entertainment.”

― Mahesh Bhatt

“Cinema is not part of my entertainment.”

― Mahesh Bhatt

“There is no denying that entertainment industries are insular, but you can’t generalise that statement and apply it to everyone.”

― Mahesh Bhatt

“I am in the business of entertainment.”

― Mahesh Bhatt

“I would say that, of course, it is wrong to objectify women. But at the same time, entertainment should not be inter-mingled with commodification.”

― Malaika Arora Khan

“Earlier films were meant only for entertainment, but now filmmakers, who are products of these times, do not compromise on real stuff. That is why storytelling has become more convincing.”

― Manoj Bajpayee

“When a common man is discouraged to buy a movie ticket, it becomes a concern for the entire film industry. I think entertainment tax is too steep.”

― Manoj Bajpayee

“I think Tupac was more someone who was trying to inform us about what was going on, and he did it through entertainment.”

― Marco Rubio

“My solo novel ‘Icons’ was optioned by Alcon Entertainment, the folks who made the ‘Beautiful Creatures’ movie, and that’s gotten as far as a script, but no news yet.”

― Margaret Stohl

“No one in my family had ever done anything acting-wise or entertainment industry-wise.”

― Margot Robbie

“Is adult entertainment killing our children? or is killing our children entertaining our adults?”

― Marilyn Manson

“I’ve been able to watch and to weather a lot of different periods in entertainment, politics and life.”

― Marilyn Manson

“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.”

― Marina Sirtis

“And yet, in a culture like ours, which is given to material comforts, and addicted to forms of entertainment that offer immediate gratification, it is surprising that so much poetry is written.”

― Mark Strand

“It just runs through my family, to be honest. I come from a very big musical, entertainment background.”

― Marsai Martin

“As more delivery systems for entertainment producers come on board, you have all these different formats where people are compensated.”

― Marsha Blackburn

“The producer is at the center of entertainment. The producer is being forgotten, and producers must seize the center of activity.”

― Marshall Herskovitz

“Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn’t know the first thing about either.”

― Marshall McLuhan

“Entertainment and art are not isolated.”

― Martin Kippenberger

“Entertainment is in art like color in pictures.”

― Martin Kippenberger

“Politics are well past logic. It’s entertainment.”

― Martin Shkreli

“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.”

― Mary Hart

“No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.”

― Mary Wortley Montagu

“Bands in the Nineties seem to forget the entertainment aspect of rock music.”

― Matt Bellamy

“In sports entertainment, you can be larger than life.”

― Matt Riddle

“No one wants to give up time with their family or entertainment, so they give up sleep instead.”

― Matthew Walker

“For me, at a very young age, I knew I wanted to be in the entertainment industry; I wanted to be an announcer. I was very smitten at an early age with the voice I heard coming from a radio.”

― Mauro Ranallo

“I love pop culture. I love sports. I love entertainment. The fact that I get paid to be a part of this is like, ‘Woah.’”

― Mauro Ranallo

“I’m a huge sports fan, and I’m a huge entertainment fan.”

― Mauro Ranallo

“Except here it’s more power, more energy, younger and also in Europe it’s still not only entertainment. Theater or films are looked at as a moral institution. That’s why maybe they’re so poetic. Here it’s clear entertainment.”

― Maximilian Schell

“’Pleasure’ is a word I think about a lot, as opposed to ‘entertainment.’ They are very, very different.”

― Meg Wolitzer

“We use our gadgets for distraction and entertainment. We use them to avoid work while giving the impression that we’re actually working hard.”

― Meghan Daum

“In the entertainment industry, especially, is a total different environment then working in a corporate setting.”

― Meghann Fahy

“Acting, it’s hit or miss. Make them laugh, make them cry; hopefully they have a little entertainment.”

― Melissa Leo

“I never read any fairy tales or classics until I was an adult; all we ever had was comics… No television, either. If we wanted entertainment, we hung around the fish shop.”

― Michael Foreman

“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.”

― Michael Lynton

“The Internet is the greatest thing that ever happened to the entertainment industry.”

― Michael Ovitz

“Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer. Rush Limbaugh’s whole thing is entertainment. Yes, it is incendiary. Yes, it is ugly.”

― Michael Steele

“There are a lot of queers starved for entertainment from their own community.”

― Michelle Tea

“The entertainment industry is encouraging young people to defy and deceive their parents.”

― Mike DeWine

“Little pieces of advice like that can provide us with months’ worth of entertainment.”

― Mike Shinoda

“At HSN, entertainment has quickly become a core part of who we are and is a key differentiator from others in the retail landscape.”

― Mindy Grossman

“Consumers are looking for experiences, whether that’s travel, whether that’s entertainment. They’re looking for differentiated products, things that are going to have meaning.”

― Mindy Grossman

“I grew up in the industry, so this whole entertainment thing is my world. If I had to leave it, maybe I’d be a race-car driver. That’d be awesome.”

― Mitchel Musso

“The entertainment industry is humungous, and people have so many choices right now – they can watch web series, movies, stand-up comedies, and plays.”

― Mohanlal

“Good thing we’ve still got politics in Texas – finest form of free entertainment ever invented.”

― Molly Ivins

“Everybody loved ‘The A-Team’ because it was entertainment, pure and simple.”

― Mr. T

“I’m not very particular about the commercial angle in my films, but entertainment is very important.”

― Naga Chaitanya

“The purpose of making a successful film is to blend entertainment with social content.”

― Nana Patekar

“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

“Each generation wants their own form of entertainment and their own form of storytelling.”

― Nancy Dubuc

“I get to see the different sides of skating now which involves not only competing, but entertainment.”

― Nancy Kerrigan

“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.”

― Nancy O’Dell

“A lot of news is just entertainment masquerading as news.”

― Nate Silver

“I still think what the consumers are looking for is, number one, entertainment. They want to be entertained. It can be a liberal, a libertarian, or a conservative. It can be far-left or far-right. If they are entertained, they are going to tune in.”

― Neal Boortz

“Once a person has all the things they need to live, everything else is entertainment.”

― Neal Stephenson

“For me, TV had always been a medium for entertainment.”

― Nell Scovell

“It’s great to see men enjoying seeing female wrestlers and the entertainment that we’re providing.”

― Nia Jax

“Our world is enriched when coders and marketers dazzle us with smartphones and tablets, but, by themselves, they are just slabs. It is the music, essays, entertainment and provocations that they access, spawned by the humanities, that animate them – and us.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“I do show violence as entertainment. Clearly, I’d be a liar if I said I didn’t.”

― Nick Love

“People are watching GoPro content not to decide whether they should buy it or not – they’re watching it for the entertainment.”

― Nick Woodman

“’Bigg Boss’ is not my zone of entertainment.”

― Nikita Dutta

“When I worked for Entertainment Tonight I got to emcee Paul McCartney’s press conference.”

― Nina Blackwood

“’Survivor’ is one of CBS’s signature series and symbol of enduring quality and entertainment on prime time television.”

― Nina Tassler

“Ever since I was really little, I loved performing and being up on stage, and being the entertainment.”

― Olivia Holt

“Cinema is not just a medium of entertainment. Yes, it should entertain, but cinema is made to convey a message, to say something.”

― Pankaj Tripathi

“I took the antiquated, outdated, passe role of the wrestling manager, and I upgraded it into the upper echelon of sports entertainment to be known as an advocate.”

― Paul Heyman

“I didn’t get into entertainment until I was like 31. I didn’t star in a movie until I was 46.”

― Paul Hogan

“I enjoy being part of the entertainment industry, although I’m the laziest person that I’ve met yet in this business.”

― Paul Hogan

“We had no electricity, no gas. Food was probably our greatest entertainment – the most fun thing that we could do was food.”

― Paul Prudhomme

“I like the idea of bringing people together and making great entertainment.”

― Paula Patton

“Magic is the Special Olympics of entertainment.”

― Penn Jillette

“Performers have the right to say what they want to, and anyone paying money has the right to accept or reject the art and entertainment that’s available.”

― Penn Jillette

“The entertainment industry is loaded with extraordinarily talented people. But the true, genuine originals, they’re rare.”

― Peter Falk

“The entertainment options for young people are a lot broader now, and the quality of films is slumping a little bit.”

― Peter Jackson

“I don’t want to be someone’s entertainment.”

― Priscilla Presley

“I sang in church, but growing up in the neighborhood, music was more of an expression of relief or entertainment.”

― Q-Tip

“The climate in the ’50s and ’60s for black performers or black people in the entertainment business was atrocious. It was atrocious.”

― Quincy Jones

“A game of soccer induces more than enjoyment, more than entertainment.”

― Rabih Alameddine

“We really owe it to our world to infuse our entertainment with messaging.”

― Rachel Morrison

“It’s been quite the experience for two brothers who were Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn, who had no idea that they were going to end up in the entertainment industry. To be where we are now, making features, TV shows and getting a hundred million views online is kind of an amazing thing.”

― Rafi Fine

“Film stars and players can be sources of entertainment but never ideals.”

― Rajnath Singh

“I’ve come up in the scripted world, and I have wished there were more time slots for us to tell compelling scripted stories and not fill the airwaves with a lot of fluff and tabloid entertainment.”

― Ralph Macchio

“In the business of entertainment, either I am able to create an effect that impresses people or not.”

― Ram Gopal Varma

“If, for people, Instagram is just entertainment, for me, it’s an additional burden.”

― Ramzan Kadyrov

“So our films had a lot more to them than entertainment value, and I’m glad that a lot of people recognize that now. People realize now the value of them as educational.”

― Ray Harryhausen

“I like to take things one step at a time, because the entertainment industry is very uncertain.”

― Rebel Wilson

“We’ve always been an entertainment company.”

― Reggie Fils-Aime

“We respect all of our competitors, and when I talk about our competitors, all of our competitors for entertainment time and leisure time.”

― Reggie Fils-Aime

“Nintendo prides itself in being a technology-driven, mass-market, entertainment company.”

― Reggie Fils-Aime

“As we’ve come along, we’ve educated our audience, getting them to understand that brands do not compromise entertainment. For us, they enhance it. They enable it.”

― Rhett McLaughlin

“A lot of celebrities promote their films to entertainment reporters and feel like they need to entertain them.”

― Rich Eisen

“I read novels for entertainment rather than for edification, so I tend not to read the sort of novels that are said to illuminate the human condition.”

― Richard Dawkins

“The supernatural is ubiquitous in children’s entertainment, from Grimm and Hans Andersen to Disney and ‘Harry Potter.’”

― Richard Dawkins

“I definitely saw ‘The Kill,’ when I started it, as an entertainment.”

― Richard House

“There’s a thin line between narcissism, even if it’s a healthy narcissism, and entertainment.”

― Richard Lewis

“It’s disappointing to see films become pure entertainment, so that it’s not an art form.”

― Richard Linklater

“Well, first of all it’s entertainment. That stops us becoming too pretentious or thinking we’re great artists.”

― Richard Thompson

“I started The McCoys in 1962, so I’m approaching my 40th year in the entertainment business.”

― Rick Derringer

“Mobile entertainment is a huge opportunity. We are committed to mobile just as much as we are to PCs.”

― Rob Glaser

“We’ve had a steady diet of that PG-13 entertainment. It’s the best vanilla you can buy. It’s delicious, but it’s getting kind of samey.”

― Rob Liefeld

“Anyone in the entertainment business, respectively, is a show-off.”

― Rob Van Dam

“I think it is good escapist entertainment even though it’s bad.”

― Rob Zombie

“I moved further and further away from mass entertainment. The sexual element became increasingly sinister and bizarre. Don’t blame me! The bastards drove me to it! They all backed off after that!”

― Robert Crumb

“The Bible was not written for entertainment purposes, so it’s a real hodgepodge and a compendium of all kinds of stuff.”

― Robert Crumb

“Yes, horoscopes still persist in popular newspapers, but they are there only for the severely scientifically challenged, or for entertainment; the idea that the stars determine our fate has lost all intellectual currency.”

― Robert J. Shiller

“I’m not good at entertainment. I don’t give myself to all the interviews, game shows, or talk shows.”

― Robert Lepage

“Theatres are built because they were the boards for entertainment.”

― Robert Plant

“I hardly ever listen to any of our old stuff now. Once the songs have been recorded and put on to vinyl they become someone else’s entertainment, not mine.”

― Robert Smith

“To be in the wonderful world of entertainment, you have to be optimistic.”

― Robert Stigwood

“The demand for entertainment is insatiable.”

― Roberto Civita

“Entertainment and escapism – those are the bigger money-making films today.”

― Robin Wright

“Entertainment that is fact-based is, I think, where people really learn the most, because they’re leaning in, their curiosity is stimulated and they’re being entertained.”

― Ron Howard

“I’m not a snob… there’s room for entertainment that reaches a lot of people and can be really good, but you don’t just have to be one kind of actor.”

― Rory Kinnear

“I work in the entertainment industry, and I like to be entertained.”

― Rosamund Pike

“I moved to L.A. I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do, but I really like the entertainment industry. I started to make videos on YouTube to get more comfortable being in front of the camera. The first video I filmed was with my sister.”

― Rosanna Pansino

“We performers sacrifice so much for your entertainment.”

― Rose McGowan

“We’re in the entertainment business. As much as people would like to say it’s sport, it’s definitely entertainment.”

― Roy Nelson

“We handle it from both sides of the coin: from the sport aspect and the entertainment aspect. You gotta have both because we’re if not doing solid ratings, we’re not going to be on TV.”

― Roy Nelson

“In general, both in Spanish and English, the quality of the entertainment media is horrible.”

― Ruben Blades

“Variety is more than a means of avoiding boredom, since art is more than an entertainment of the senses.”

― Rudolf Arnheim

“The news as entertainment is the real danger, because the truth or accuracy of what it is reporting becomes irrelevant.”

― Ryan Holiday

“If the United States is the melting pot of the world, you need entertainment – you need visuals that represent that.”

― Ryan Potter

“I have love for the entertainment side of the world.”

― Rza

“What is entertainment? Entertainment is the master of defence in Europe – Simeone.”

― Sam Allardyce

“If you want to learn about America, watch ‘The Wire.’ It’s a profound piece of entertainment.”

― Sam Neill

“The entertainment industry, in particular, is all about communication and being aware of what’s going on, which can take over an actor’s life.”

― Sam Palladio

“Pictures are for entertainment, messages should be delivered by Western Union.”

― Samuel Goldwyn

“Ever since ‘Bigg Boss’ happened, a lot of entertainment and movie offers poured in.”

― Sangram Singh

“Wonderful characters rotate around and through bookshops on a daily basis, competing with and possibly even triumphing over fiction when it comes to entertainment, strangeness and inspiration.”

― Sarah Hall

“In England, entertainment by and for Indians is huge.”

― Sarita Choudhury

“Of course, no single entertainment device can enjoy eternal popularity.”

― Satoru Iwata

“One thing about the entertainment industry – it’s not something that people need to survive.”

― Satoru Iwata

“We really want to change the structure of home entertainment.”

― Satoru Iwata

“Nintendo is an entertainment company, but I think we need to broaden the definition of entertainment.”

― Satoru Iwata

“Spike is an entertainment company. So why not have entertaining fights when you can do them?”

― Scott Coker

“Nothing in my decade-plus entertainment career has meant more to me personally and professionally than my involvement with HQ.”

― Scott Rogowsky

“I know that movies are basically meant to be entertainment, but I’m not that interested in entertainment.”

― Scott Rudin

“Bad Boy Entertainment did not shoot anybody. I didn’t shoot anybody.”

― Sean Combs

“My style is to service my community through entertainment and products.”

― Sean Combs

“I’m lucky that a lot of my friends are in the entertainment industry.”

― Sean Lennon

“In India, the films are not looked upon just as entertainment. They’re a way of life.”

― Shah Rukh Khan

“Youngsters are the most discerning audience. They want entertainment, they want issues.”

― Shah Rukh Khan

“I loved entertainment and acting, performing. I just liked the stage and having the spotlight and stuff.”

― Shawn Mendes

“Providing new means of entertainment is the important thing.”

― Shigeru Miyamoto

“I’m very expressive, but I’m also a very private person. It is so hard to be private in the entertainment business.”

― Shirley Eaton

“Everybody in the entertainment industry is insecure.”

― Sia

“When I set out to write ‘Sanctus,’ all I wanted to do was craft a piece of high quality entertainment.”

― Simon Toyne

“The only thing that doesn’t drop in a down market is entertainment money.”

― Sir Mix-a-Lot

“Most writers of entertainment fiction tend to receive controversial reviews.”

― Sonny Mehta

“Rock and roll has become entertainment that just says what the consumer wants to hear. There’s no more edge or rebellion that sets it apart from the norm.”

― Sonny Sandoval

“The entertainment industry has an effect on social consciousness.”

― Sonoya Mizuno

“What attracted me to wrestling was the entertainment factor. I loved watching how into the show the fans get, and also how physical it is.”

― Sonya Deville

“’The X Factor’ is great entertainment, but it doesn’t prepare people for getting chewed up and spat out by the music industry.”

― Sophie Ellis-Bextor

“A career in entertainment has a lifespan, like one in sport.”

― Sophie Ellis-Bextor

“I love making documentaries. But I do like other factual entertainment as well, and I like doing the lighter stuff.”

― Stacey Dooley

“I’ve been in the entertainment industry since I was five and it has always been something that has been in my blood.”

― Stacy Keibler

“Spielberg may have intended ‘Schindler’s List’ as the opposite of entertainment, but the film grossed $321 million and engaged audiences as only entertainment can, coaxing them to cry and shudder, leaving their hearts more heavy than broken.”

― Stephen J. Dubner

“With any sort of entertainment, you hope people are entertained.”

― Sterling K. Brown

“The best businesses that all of us have in the entertainment business are cable content channels, which have a dual revenue stream.”

― Steve Burke

“’Rapper’s Delight’ came from the TV entertainment show ‘Good Times,’ but when the times called for a shift in the narrative, artists answered, covering brutal truths in their rhymes that were uncomfortable for society to confront.”

― Steve Stoute

“I’d like to be the next Oprah financially, but I’m not a TV actor. I’m not someone with an entertainment background, I’m a cop. And I’m not afraid to go anywhere and get down and dirty.”

― Steve Wilkos

“The topic of Sarah Palin has been open season to the media, entertainment industry, and club comics alike.”

― Steven Crowder

“I am old enough to have grown up glued to a screen offering only three alternatives, each of which was an all-powerful national network that seemed permanently ensconced in the entertainment stratosphere.”

― Steven Levy

“We should become an all-encompassing entertainment and information destination.”

― Subhash Chandra

“I watched Ali, studied Ali, and I studied Sugar Ray Robinson. I watched them display showmanship. I watched them use pizzazz, personality, and charisma. I took things from them and borrowed things from them because boxing is entertainment.”

― Sugar Ray Leonard

“Entertainment can be a more powerful driver than poverty.”

― Sugata Mitra

“I am an entertainer. Cinema is entertainment. It is nothing more than that.”

― Sunny Deol

“People can have a variety of concerns at the same time. Even those undergoing grave or traumatic experiences will acknowledge the need for lightness or even entertainment.”

― Susan Minot

“There was no entertainment industry at all in Spokane, Washington, where I was raised. When I was 12, this movie came to town randomly, and I begged my parents to let me audition.”

― Sydney Sweeney

“If we lose sight of the fact that writing is entertainment, then writing is doomed.”

― T. C. Boyle

“I don’t think it’s an unnatural thing at all for my collaborations or projects to be seen as art but entertainment at the same time.”

― Takashi Murakami

“For me, films have always meant entertainment.”

― Tamannaah

“I have always been inspired by Hrithik, and he’s the very reason I got into the entertainment industry. I am an avid dancer, and Hrithik is a demigod when it comes to dance.”

― Tamannaah

“I’ve never dreamt of being on TV; I had never tried to be in the entertainment business at all.”

― Tan France

“I didn’t really care about the entertainment industry. That wasn’t my life.”

― Tan France

“I have always really liked creating family entertainment, and Disney does that really well.”

― Teri Hatcher

“I plan on having the credibility and integrity of being a part of an entertainment news program like ‘E!,’ in addition to being on the actor side as well.”

― Terrence J

“When I was a kid, we had to rely on our imaginations for entertainment.”

― Terry Brooks

“I need to be highlighted. I need to be the main attraction of entertainment.”

― The Miz

“When I got my record deal, my mum was still struggling a little bit, so the entertainment industry took advantage of that. My mum needed money, and so she signed a contract.”

― Tiffany Darwish

“Everyone’s heard the same joke a million times and knows the setups. They are tired of the mass-marketed entertainment served on the networks.”

― Tim Heidecker

“I have been skeptical and not trusting of traditional models of the entertainment industry. I never got a manager.”

― Tim Heidecker

“I need that on stage. I need a burst of life. That’s entertainment for me.”

― Tina Turner

“Acting is definitely put at the back of my mind, if it’s there at all right now. It’s all entertainment.”

― Tina Yothers

“There are so many entertainment options – Netflix, Amazon, Hulu – and especially for younger people, who are Internet-savvy and video game fans.”

― Toby Emmerich

“Americas are, for a variety of reasons, the most adept at producing the kind of entertainment that delivers easy satisfactions.”

― Todd Gitlin

“Our secular culture is adrift in a sea of relativism, escapism, and self-indulgent inanities, with our media and entertainment elites leading the parade.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The mutating virus of multiculturalism has escaped its breeding ground in elite universities and is now running rampant across popular culture, entertainment, and politics.”

― Tom Tancredo

“The Left wants Islam not only tolerated across the globe but invited and welcomed inside the gates and into our schools, our entertainment, our military our legislatures, and yes, the White House.”

― Tom Tancredo

“They just wanted to show the entertainment world that we’re vulnerable.”

― Tommy Chong

“I was never one for the passenger seat. I have always wanted my level of entertainment and showmanship to be the same as a frontman.”

― Tommy Lee

“Lady Gaga is the Picasso of the entertainment world. She’s very intelligent.”

― Tony Bennett

“We aren’t in an information age, we are in an entertainment age.”

― Tony Robbins

“Anything that reflects the human condition back on humans in the entertainment medium is art.”

― Tucker Max

“Entertainment is such a great job to have.”

― Two Chainz

“After aircraft production, the entertainment industry is America’s largest source of trade surplus.”

― Tyler Cowen

“Most entertainment careers aren’t going to end in fame.”

― Tyler Hilton

“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

“There’s a huge demand for my entertainment, and I can’t meet the need. So I decided to try a TV show to reach as many of my fans as possible.”

― Tyler Perry

“The thing I hate about mixed martial arts is that it’s no longer a sport. It’s a big-money business, and it’s an entertainment industry.”

― Tyron Woodley

“Violence has been a part of films since the beginning of time. It’s been a form of entertainment.”

― Vanessa Hudgens

“Music is entertainment, and we need that in order not to fall into the pit of despair.”

― Varg Vikernes

“Sports is a huge entertainment now, and we need to provide that entertainment for the fans because that’s what they’re looking for.”

― Victoria Azarenka

“Maybe entertainment is not supposed to be reality.”

― Victoria Jackson

“That crossover of whether it’s entertainment or news is the biggest crock of b.s. in television today, because it’s all entertainment.”

― Vince McMahon

“I had given up the theater and everything propelled me into entertainment. And I didn’t resist it.”

― Vincente Minnelli

“Entertainment is needed, and so I do think escapism is needed.”

― Ving Rhames

“Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood.”

― Walt Disney

“Everyone at Junction Point has been inspired by the creative folks at Pixar and Disney Feature Animation to make ‘entertainment for everyone.’”

― Warren Spector

“I believe in the paramount importance of entertainment, but I have something to say.”

― Wendelin Van Draanen

“The women at all levels of the entertainment industry – from interns to Oscar winners – who kept quiet to protect their careers should be a lesson to every CEO and HR department.”

― Whitney Wolfe Herd

“You know, the Super Bowl is so fresh that every single commercial is even on, you know, some next-level entertainment.”

― will.i.am

“Singing and entertainment are now my first priority.”

― William Hung

“Ads need to be little pieces of entertainment.”

― William Shatner

“For us music is mainly part of the entertainment world and is often a luxury.”

― Wim Wenders

“I loved reading magazines about the entertainment world.”

― Winnie Harlow

“I’m like Cab Calloway: I love the entertainment, and I’ve loved entertaining people ever since I was little.”

― Wyclef Jean

“My taste in music and entertainment is quite eclectic.”

― Yancy Butler

“I don’t consider myself just a rapper or just a singer. I’m a music producer, lyricist. I’m a poet as well, and acting is also a part of big entertainment.”

― Yo Yo Honey Singh

“Entertainment has this way of resetting itself.”

― Zachary Levi
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