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Quotes: It Amused Me

Real Life

“Boredom is therefore a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it.”
Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

"It's my hobby. The thing I use to break the monotony of waiting for death is spreading misery by ruining the material goods of others. I enjoy it, and I do not understand why you do not sympathize, for my role is destroyer just as yours is to be destroyed."
Ed Crankshaft (as interpreted Chris Sims)

"What would you do if a stranger came up and offered to buy you a new wardrobe? ...Well, that's exactly what happened at a Burlington Coat Factory in Columbus, Ohio, where a woman named Linda Brown went to the cash register and announced she would pay for everyone's purchases. Customers predictably reacted to this generous offer by grabbing all the shit they could get their hands on, as well as calling friends and family members to come get a piece of the charity action. The result was that 500 people crammed into the store, along with up to three times as many outside trying to get in. Oh, and two dozen police officers also showed up to try to control the crowd and/or score some sweet new coats.
After about an hour of letting people shop, Brown hopped into her limo and disappeared. People stood around a bit, figuring she just headed to the bank to bring back some suitcases full of cash.
She never came back...no, she wasn't a millionaire, and the limo was rented. It turned out that it was hard for a pretend millionaire to pay for even a rented limo, so she was turned into the police. At least she got to travel there in style."

"The task of carrying out violence, of killing, leads to perversion. The seductiveness of violence, the fascination with the grotesque—th Bible calls it 'the lust of the eye'—the god-like empowerment over other human lives the drag of war combined, like the ecstasy of erotic love, to let our senses command our bodes. Killing unleashing within us dark undercurrents that see us desecrate and whip ourselves into greater orgies or destruction."
Chris Hedges, War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning

Fiction

Alan : We can't be friends anymore. When we get together, bad things happen and people get hurt.
Mr. Chow: (puzzled) Yeah, but that's the point. It's funny.
The Hangover Part 3

First Aid: I won’t betray the Autobots.
Vortex: Oh, you don’t have to. You have the honor of being the core of a new device that will harness your living energy into a weapon that will bring the end of the Autobots once and for all, and usher in a new era of Decepticon rule!
First Aid: You can’t be serious!
Vortex: ''[beat] No, you’re right, I’m not. I’m really just doing this for the fun of it.

Bob: Why, Megabyte? Why do this?
Megabyte: It Amused Me.
Reboot

Angie: (On Benny purposely trying to causing her entire marriage to fall apart) Why would you do that?
Benny: I was bored.

"But what were Voldemort's supporters -" Harry began. Everybody flinched - like most of the wizarding world, the Weasleys always avoided saying Voldemort's name. "Sorry," said Harry quickly. "What were You-Know-Who's supporters up to, levitating Muggles? I mean, what was the point?"
"The point?" said Mr. Weasley, with a hollow laugh. "Harry, that's their idea of fun. Half the Muggle killings back when You-Know-Who was in power were done for fun. I suppose they had a few drinks tonight and couldn't resist reminding us that all lots of them are still at large. A nice little reunion for them."

Wow.... Some people are upset....why devon.?? Why? Lol lol lol...that's why . Oooo... almost forgot testify lol
Devon via his Twitter account.

Mal: Why the act? All the seduction games, the dancin' about folk? There has to be an easier way to steal.
Saffron: You're assuming the payoff is the point.
Firefly, "Our Mrs. Reynolds"

Sherlock Holmes: "Why are you doing this?"
Jim Moriarty: "Why does anyone do anything? I'm bored!"

"Sokolov believes that there are specific words and acts that can compel me to appear before him. He searches old temples in Pandyssia and ruined subbasements in the Flooded district. He performs disgusting rituals beneath the Old Abbey. But if he really wants to see me, he could start by being a bit more interesting."
— The Outsider, Dishonored

Potter: I apologize for this, gentlemen. Can you imagine that idiot thinking we were a spy ring?
[Winchester laughs softly]
Hawkeye: Charles, did you have something to do with this?
Winchester: Of course not, wouldn't waste my time...unless I could get a good laugh out of it. [starts laughing uproariously]
Mash, "Rally 'Round The Flagg, Boys"

"I stepped aboveground for some other business, when I suddenly had the thought to entertain myself by seeing the face of an aristocrat who’d just found out that his own son was an arsonist. Nothing more, nothing less."
Fermet, Baccano!! 1711 - Whitesmile

"Well with things being as tense as they have been lately the entire school feels like it is on the edge of collapse. I think that Ruby's little plan might very well bring some levity to the situation and maybe prevent utter chaos when the actually tournament comes up." he sat back in his chair and waited for her response.
It was impossible to know what bothered Glynda Goodwitch more, the fact that what he said made perfect sense, or the fact that the sanity of the school now rested in the hands of a plan so insane that it might as well just be a bad dream. "Any other reason?" she asked.
A wry smile crossed the face of the headmaster. "Because sometimes even I need a good laugh."

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