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When we cannot be delivered from ourselves, we delight in devouring ourselves.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman.
~By George Santayana ~


Our days and nights have sorrows woven with delights.
~By Francois de Malherbe ~


War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.
~By Desiderius Erasmus ~


The only problem was that I couldn't communicate with Dario. He speaks Italian and I don't. We had a translator the whole time. I just felt that something was lost with the go between. He was a delightful man, but I wish we could have spoken the same language.
~By Kim Hunter ~


All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.
~By Francois Fenelon ~


Saw a wedding in the church. It was strange to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition.
~By Samuel Pepys ~


Imagination, the supreme delight of the immortal and the immature, should be limited. In order to enjoy life, we should not enjoy it too much.
~By Vladimir Nabokov ~


Innocence is thought charming because it offers delightful possibilities for exploitation.
~By Mason Cooley ~


Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight.
~By William Safire ~


Not only that, but when I first met Joe, to my intense delight, he showed me that he was a collector. He was collecting some of the early Tarzan pages by Hal Foster, and, later, early Flash Gordons; and I found that we were both absolutely interested in the same type of thing.
~By Joe Shuster ~


I was delighted to have lines when they came - learning lines for film isn't a problem, but television is a little different, because we shot those shows the whole way through.
~By David Selby ~


But the delights of solitude don't only consist of dreaming. Next in enjoyment, I think, comes planning.
~By Anna Neagle ~


The imagination is the spur of delights... all depends upon it, it is the mainspring of everything; now, is it not by means of the imagination one knows joy? Is it not of the imagination that the sharpest pleasures arise?
~By Marquis de Sade ~


To know anything of a poet but his poetry is, so far as the poetry is concerned, to know something that may be entertaining, even delightful, but is certainly inessential.
~By John Drinkwater ~


Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.
~By Emily Dickinson ~


The Indians gave up the land of their own free will, and for it received brass kettles, blankets, guns, shirts, flints, tobacco, rum and many trinkets in which their simple hearts delighted.
~By Patrick Gordon ~


Any one reflecting upon the thought he has of the delight, which any present or absent thing is apt to produce in him, has the idea we call love.
~By John Locke ~


My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels white, In the gardens of the night.
~By Robert Bridges ~


Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination the most powerfully and delightfully.
~By William C. Bryant ~


We're just delighted that management has come around to my way of thinking.
~By Paula Zahn ~


My disorder has been attended with several symptoms of a consumption; and I have been at times apprehensive that my great change was at hand: yet blessed be God, I have never been affrighted; but, on the contrary, at times much delighted with a view of its approach.
~By David Brainerd ~


My parents were absolutely delighted that I knew what I wanted to do.
~By Vivien Leigh ~


I'm delighted by how Nobody's Fool turned out. It was a rare movie.
~By Richard Russo ~


It is the most delightful thing that ever happens to me, when I hear something coming out of my guitar and out of my mouth that wasn't there before.
~By James Taylor ~


Watching everyone root through their psyche, it just delights me. Especially R. Crumb's stuff.
~By Alison Bechdel ~


The Goddess of Old Europe and Ancient Crete represented the unity of life in nature, delight in the diversity of form, the powers of birth, death and regeneration.
~By Carol P. Christ ~


Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, controls youth, and delights old age.
~By Lactantius ~


Books have become our dearest companions, yielding exquisite delights and inspiring lofty aims.
~By George Henry Lewes ~


I'm a citizen of the world. I like it that way. The world's a wonderful. I just think that some people are pretty badly represented. But when you speak to the people themselves they're delightful. They all want so little.
~By Billy Connolly ~


I had gained the summit of a commanding ridge, and, looking round with astonishing delight, beheld the ample plains, the beauteous tracts below.
~By Daniel Boone ~


No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food; sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites.
~By Henry Fielding ~


And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
~By Khalil Gibran ~


As we read the school reports on our children, we realize a sense of relief that can rise to delight that thank Heaven nobody is reporting in this fashion on us.
~By Joseph Priestley ~


We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


Really, we don't know what to make of it except that we're delighted about it. We have all these fans thirty years later and they're still around and will probably be around for a long time to come.
~By Russell Johnson ~


Nature was here a series of wonders, and a fund of delight.
~By Daniel Boone ~


We are all, in a sense, experts on secrecy. From earliest childhood we feel its mystery and attraction. We know both the power it confers and the burden it imposes. We learn how it can delight, give breathing space and protect.
~By Sissela Bok ~


Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use.
~By John Denham ~


France is delighted at this new opportunity to show the world that when one has the will one can succeed in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
~By Francois Mitterrand ~


Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful.
~By Charles Simmons ~


Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature.
~By Albert Einstein ~


Unless you have been to boarding-school when you are very young, it is absolutely impossible to appreciate the delights of living at home.
~By Roald Dahl ~


But I am delighted to be a Dodger, I grew up a Dodger fan and now my dreams have really come true.
~By Milton Bradley ~


I am delighted to have had students, friends and colleagues in so many nations and to have learned so much of what I know from them. This Nobel Award honours them all.
~By John Pople ~


If venereal delight and the power of propagating the species were permitted only to the virtuous, it would make the world very good.
~By James Boswell ~


Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people.
~By Charles Dickens ~


Men long for an afterlife in which there apparently is nothing to do but delight in heaven's wonders.
~By Louis D. Brandeis ~


Just after I entered my teens I suddenly entertained an insatiable enthusiasm for the delightful habit of criticizing others.
~By Loretta Young ~


There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight.
~By Gertrude Jekyll ~


However, without considering this connection, there is no doubt but that more good than evil, more delight than sorrow, arises from compassion itself; there being so many things which balance the sorrow of it.
~By Joseph Butler ~


Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
~By Herodotus ~


As for our garments, my Mother did not only delight to see us neat and cleanly, fine and gay, but rich and costly: maintaining us to the heighth of her estate, but not beyond it.
~By Margaret Cavendish ~


But it is a delightful challenge to try to depict interesting aliens.
~By David Brin ~


And so my militant philosophy is this: to make with a brush on canvas is a simple direct delight-to make with the movie is the same.
~By Norman McLaren ~


No jealousy their dawn of love overcast, nor blasted were their wedded days with strife; each season looked delightful as it past, to the fond husband and the faithful wife.
~By James Beattie ~


Alchemy is the art of far and near, and I think poetry is alchemy in that way. It's delightful to distort size, to see something that's tiny as though it were vast.
~By Robert Morgan ~


Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save.
~By John Gay ~


What a delightful thing is the conversation of specialists! One understands absolutely nothing and it's charming.
~By Edgar Degas ~


To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood.
~By George Santayana ~


Children will not pretend to be enjoying books, and they will not read books because they have been told that these books are good. They are looking for delight.
~By Helen Dunmore ~


Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.
~By Louisa May Alcott ~


Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.
~By Nora Roberts ~


I have two delightful sons, who I love dearly.
~By Charles Keating ~


Work is the order of the day, just as it was at one time, with our first starts and our best efforts. Do you remember? Therein lies its delight. It brings back the forgotten; one's stores of energy, seemingly exhausted, come back to life.
~By Boris Pasternak ~


My children are delightful people, whom I would love even if they weren't my children.
~By Toni Morrison ~


This visible world is wonderfully to be delighted in, and highly to be esteemed, because it is the theatre of God's righteous Kingdom.
~By Thomas Traherne ~


As for plenty, we had not only for necessity, conveniency and decency, but for delight and pleasure to superfluity.
~By Margaret Cavendish ~


Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
~By Aristotle ~


The mind conceives with pain, but it brings forth with delight.
~By Joseph Joubert ~


I don't understand people who like to work and talk about it like it was some sort of goddamn duty. Doing nothing feels like floating on warm water to me. Delightful, perfect.
~By Ava Gardner ~


Idle is the day and lantern the hour as I delight in the splendor of your kiss grog.
~By Isabel Yosito ~


Delight at having understood a very abstract and obscure system leads most people to believe in the truth of what it demonstrates.
~By Georg C. Lichtenberg ~


Of course I was delighted the flight was over, but I still had to worry about cleaning up inside the cabin, I had to worry about the hatch, how to get in the sling, and so on.
~By Alan Shepard ~


Books minister to our knowledge, to our guidance, and to our delight, by their truth, their uprightness, and their art.
~By George Henry Lewes ~


I delight in what I fear.
~By Shirley Jackson ~


Of all the species of literary composition, perhaps biography is the most delightful. The attention concentrated on one individual gives a unity to the materials of which it is composed, which is wanting in general history.
~By Robert Hall ~


Lyrics are very different. There is a clear line between that and a poem. Something that has been a source of great excitement and delight for me is this idea that I get to rhyme.
~By Joanna Newsom ~


Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.
~By George MacDonald ~


I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


There is much boasting among the young men about their teams as their horse and carts in Cleveland. Most of the Yorkshire men take as much delight in their ox draught as they used to do in their Horse Draught.
~By Nathaniel Smith ~


It is work, work that one delights in, that is the surest guarantor of happiness. But even here it is a work that has to be earned by labor in one's earlier years. One should labor so hard in youth that everything one does subsequently is easy by comparison.
~By Ashley Montagu ~


There is always a delightful sense of movement, vibration and life.
~By Theodore Robinson ~


Donald had reached its further edge, and could hear the rush of the stream from the deep obscurity of the abyss below, when there rose from the opposite side a strain of the most delightful music he had ever heard.
~By Hugh Miller ~


An honorable Peace is and always was my first wish! I can take no delight in the effusion of human Blood; but, if this War should continue, I wish to have the most active part in it.
~By John Paul Jones ~


Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
~By Rose Kennedy ~


And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge, so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee, the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face.
~By Venerable Bede ~


Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometimes, though, it's just pure, unthinking delight.
~By Barbara Schapiro ~


Thy love is singular when all thy delight is in Jesus Christ and in no other thing finds joy and comfort.
~By Richard Rolle ~


Verse is not written, it is bled; Out of the poet's abstract head. Words drip the poem on the page; Out of his grief, delight and rage.
~By Paul Engle ~


Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.
~By Martin Luther ~


There are some persons in this world, who, unable to give better proof of being wise, take a strange delight in showing what they think they have sagaciously read in mankind by uncharitable suspicions of them.
~By Herman Melville ~


Among the delights of Summer were picnics to the woods.
~By Georg Brandes ~


Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful.
~By Helen Keller ~


When it moved to Friday night it disappeared, when they find another show that can do what The Simpsons does, they will be delighted to do cancel The Simpsons.
~By Harry Shearer ~


Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
~By George Eliot ~


I don't get recognized much, and am very happy with that. The fans I have met have all been delightful.
~By David Walliams ~


It's a delight to trust somebody so completely.
~By Jeff Goldblum ~

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