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Quotes for good times. Everyone likes to have a good time--and everyone's idea of a good time is different: fishing, golf, partying, dancing, loafing. Sometimes we need to remind others to go out (or stay in) and have some fun. Or thank them for having made fun for us. A quick quip shows your appreciation of what's to come, or what's been done.

There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.

You can have it all. You just can't have it all at one time.
The point of living, and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.
People do not live nowadays. They get about 10% out of life.
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
Drink, and dance and laugh and lie, love the reeling midnight through, for tomorrow we shall die! (But, alas, we never do.)
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found.
That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.
One way of getting an idea of our fellow-countrymen's miseries is to go and look at their pleasures.
Show business is the best possible therapy for remorse.
It is better to have loafed and lost than never to have loafed at all.
When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.
Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.
Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia.
My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate -- that's my philosophy.
I don't generally feel anything until noon, then it's time for my nap.
Laughter always forgives.
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn
Those who try to make life one long holiday find that they need a holiday from that too.
Happiness [is] prosperity combined with virtue.
Most people don’t know how to have a good time, any more than spoiled children. I show them. I spend their money for them, and they’re grateful for it. I’ve got nothing to lose, because I live by my wits. They can’t take that away from me.
Laughter isn’t even the other side of tears. It is tears turned inside out.
Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend, / Before we too into the Dust descend.
“Pleasing for a moment,” said Helen, smiling, “is of some consequence; for, if we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves, you know.”
Every generation finds the drug it needs.
Drugs are very much a part of professional sports today, but when you think about it, golf is the only sport where the players aren’t penalized for being on grass.
There’s nothing quite like tobacco: it’s the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn’t deserve to live.
Last year my husband decided a mere television was no longer enough for us. We needed surround sound. It was imperative we go into immediate debt over two side-speakers, a center speaker, and a subwoofer. A man who doesn’t listen to anything I say wanted to hear strangers talk to him from four different angles.
Tango is such torture that I was glad to discover the Texas two-step, which was much more fun.
The Oscars is really I guess the one night of the year when you can see all your favorite stars without having to donate any money to the Democratic Party.
One cannot have too large a party. A large party secures its own amusement.
Hostesses who entertain much must make up their parties as ministers make up their cabinets, on grounds other than personal liking.
Business was his aversion; pleasure was his business.
How pleasant to sit on the beach, / On the beach, on the sand, in the sun, / With ocean galore within reach, / And nothing at all to be done!
Cut if you will, with Sleep’s dull knife, / Each day to half its length, my friend,— / The years that time takes off my life, / He’ll take from off the other end!
Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough, / A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse—and Thou / Beside me singing in the Wilderness.
Everything that’s fun in life is dangerous.
Pleasure that isn’t paid for is as insipid as everything else that’s free.
… fun was all the truth we needed.
“A desire to have all the fun,” he says, “is nine-tenths of the law of chivalry.”
My candle burns at both its ends; / It will not last the night; / But oh, my foes, and oh, my friends / It gives a lovely light.
Fishing … is a sport invented by insects and you are the bait.
I will now choose among four good sports and honorable pastimes—to whit, among hunting, hawking, fishing and fowling. The best, in my simple judgment, is fishing, called angling, with a rod and a line and a hook.
No humane being, past the thoughtless age of boyhood, will wantonly murder any creature which holds its life by the same tenure that he does.
The motto of professional athletics has been clear for some time—it isn’t how you play the game, it’s whether you win.
I think most people think I am like the mother of modern sports … I happened to come along at a time when the world was ready for some change.
… in recent years it has sometimes seemed that [sports] officials might as well simply hang a calculator around the neck of the winner.
Life is like a mirror. Smile at it and it smiles back at you.
When life hands you lemons, make whisky sours.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.
God writes a lot of comedy … the trouble is, he’s stuck with so many bad actors who don’t know how to play funny.
What are the means and the causes that lead a man into a merry spirit! Truly, in my best judgment, it seems that there are good sports and honest games in which a man takes pleasure without any repentance afterward.
There is no such thing as "fun" for the whole family.
… I used to think that communing with nature was a healing, positive thing. Now, I think I’d like to commune with other things—like room service and temperature control.
Jamaica. They would never make an Atomic Bomb; they may make an Atomic Bong. But I’d rather fight a war with an Atomic Bong. Cuz when the Atomic Bomb goes off there’s devastation and radiation. When the Atomic Bong goes off there’s celebration!
Chemically induced hallucinations, delusions and raptures may be frightening or wonderfully gratifying; in either case they are in the nature of confidence tricks played on one’s own nervous system.
The seven dwarfs were each on different little trips. Happy was into grass and grass alone … Sleepy was into reds. Grumpy. Too much speed. Sneezy was a full blown coke freak. Doc was a connection. Dopey was into everything. Any old orifice will do for Dopey. He’s always got his arm out and his leg up. And then, the one we always forget, because he was, Bashful. Bashful didn’t use drugs. He was paranoid on his own. Didn’t need any help on that ladder.
When I was in England I experimented with marijuana a time or two—and didn’t like it—and didn’t inhale and never tried inhaling again.
I love to drink Martinis, / Two at the very most / Three, I’m under the table; / Four, I’m under the host.
Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.
You do too much. Go and do nothing for a while. Nothing.
They exchanged one or two universal if minor truths—pleasure was so often more exhausting than the hardest work ….
Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish—then it is disgusting.
When one is hunting, the air has another, more exquisite feel as it glides over the skin or enters the lungs, the rocks acquire a more expressive physiognomy, and the vegetation becomes loaded with meaning.
Karate is a form of martial arts in which people who have had years and years of training can, using only their hands and feet, make some of the worst movies in the history of the world.