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Unless each day can be looked back upon by an individual as one in which he has had some fun, some joy, some real satisfaction, that day is a loss. Anonymous Author

To live exhilaratingly in and for the moment is deadly serious work, fun of the most exhausting sort. Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Fun does not come in sizes. Bart Simpson

If it isn't any fun, why bother? Ben Howell Davis

A bicycle does get you there and more - And there is always the thin edge of danger to keep you alert and comfortably apprehensive. Dogs become dogs again and snap at your raincoat; potholes become personal. And getting there is all the fun. Bill Emerson

Death is what makes life fun. Billy Collins in Sailing Alone Around the Room

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun. Charles R. Swindoll

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. Dale Carnegie

You go for it. All the stops are out. Caution is to the wind, and you're battling with everything you have. That's the real fun of the game. Dan Dierdorf

If you never have, you should. These things are fun and fun is good. Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go

Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it. Eileen Caddy

Fightin's outta style, fun's where it's at! Firesign Theater, I Think We're All Bozos on This Bus

Life does not cease to be funny when people die anymore than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. George Bernard Shaw

He who does not get fun and enjoyment out of every day...needs to reorganize his life. George Matthew Adams

... there is ... a big aspect of play in writing novels, and making the story more and more elaborate is just more and more fun. Gish Jen

That is the best -- to laugh with someone because you think the same things are funny. Gloria Vanderbilt

If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it. Herodotus

Living each day as a preparation for the next is an exciting way to live. Looking forward to something is much more fun than looking back at something and much more constructive. If we can prepare ourselves so that we never have to think, "Oh, if I had only known, if I had only been ready," our lives can really be the great adventure we so passionately want them to be. Hortense Odlum

Have fun even if it kills you! Howell Norfolk

You'd be surprised how much fun you can have sober. When you get the hang of it. J.P. (James Pinckney) Miller

The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself. James Thurber (1894 - 1961), in Edward R. Murrow television interview

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen. Jerome K. Jerome

Take it easy baby, take it as it comes - specialize in having fun! Jim Morrision, The Doors

PLAYING SHOULD BE FUN! In our great eagerness to teach our children we studiously look for "educational" toys, games with built-in lessons, books with a "message." Often these "tools" are less interesting and stimulating than the child's natural curiosity and playfulness. Play is by its very nature educational. And it should be pleasurable. When the fun goes out of play, most often so does the learning. Joanne E. Oppenheim Kids and Play, ch. 1 (1984)

When the fun goes out of play, most often so does the learning. Joanne E. Oppenheim (See above for fuller quotation)

Frances Stevens: Mother, this is why I've had to spend half my life running around the world after you to keep men like this away from you. Mrs. Stevens: Well after this, let me run my own interference. It looks like the blockers are having all the fun." John Michael Hayes

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. Katherine Hepburn

Time's Fun when you're having Flies. Kermit the Frog

I've grown to realize the joy that comes from little victories is preferable to the fun that comes from ease and the pursuit of pleasure. Lawana Blackwell, The Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, 1998

...the Creator put fun on the earth to mark out correct solutions. He said that if what you're doing isn't fun, it needs re-evaluation. When you have fun in it, chances are you're on the right path. Manitonquat aka Medicine Story

The I'm-going-to-win-no-matter-how-I-have-to-do-it attitude just doesn't seem to fit. For me, a contest isn't a success unless it was fun, whether or not I win. Margo Godfrey Oberg

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it. Mary W Little

"You hear that boy laughing? You think he's all fun; But the angels laugh, too, at the good he has done; The children laugh loud as they troop to his call, And the poor man that knows him laughs loudest of all." Oliver Wendell Holmes

"For a small child there is no division between playing and learning; between the things he or she does "just for fun" and things that are "educational." The child learns while living and any part of living that is enjoyable is also play." Penelope Leach

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. Peter Ustinov (1921 - 2004)

I have done my fiddling so long under Vesuvius that I have almost forgotten to play, and can only wait for the eruption and think it long of coming. Literally no man has more wholly outlived life than I. And still it's good fun. Robert Louis Stevenson

If you don't do it excellently, don't do it at all. Because if it's not excellent, it won't be profitable or fun, and if you're not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there? Robert Townsend

Fun is not a 4-letter word. Rocky De Koven

I've always had the notion that people go to spectator sports to have fun and then they grab the paper to read about it and have fun again. Walter Wellesley (Red) Smith

Man consists of two parts, his mind and his body, only the body has more fun. Woody Allen


Joy is prayer - Joy is strength - Joy is love - Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997)

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx