Pleasure Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Pleasure

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Ever since I began to compose, I have remained true to my starting principle: not to write a page because no matter what public, or what pretty girl wanted it to be thus or thus; but to write solely as I myself thought best, and as it gave me pleasure.
~By Felix Mendelssohn ~


Oh absolutely. I had the pleasure to get to know a lot of really talented young actors before they even really hit it big. And yet what we all had and shared in common was a love for movies.
~By Chad Lowe ~


Buying is a profound pleasure.
~By Simone de Beauvoir ~


Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.
~By Salvador Dali ~


If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue.
~By Alice Duer Miller ~


If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.
~By Audrey Hepburn ~


There are a lot of people with a lot of money, and I'm amazed they don't understand what a great pleasure it can be to give.
~By Robert Mondavi ~


But if Shakespeare himself is maybe about meaning and truth, I don't know, then he is certainly about pleasure and interest, we start with pleasure and interest, but maybe eventually it gets to meaning and truth.
~By Stephen Greenblatt ~


The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


This was the first day of our beginning to take up plants: we had much pleasure in collecting them for the natives offered their assistance and perfectly understood the method of taking them up and pruning them.
~By William Bligh ~


Pleasure is none, if not diversified.
~By John Donne ~


The greatest pleasure of life is love.
~By Euripides ~


Passive pleasure is no pleasure at all.
~By Arthur Adamov ~


Pleasures are always children, pains always have wrinkles.
~By Joseph Joubert ~


The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acquaintances are his capital.
~By Honore De Balzac ~


Of course, I also gave him the ineffable pleasures of pipe smoking. And no children, because when this character was created I did not yet have the four children I later had. I must add I also gave him a certain taste for food.
~By Georges Simenon ~


Writing a novel is like making love, but it's also like having a tooth pulled. Pleasure and pain. Sometimes it's like making love while having a tooth pulled.
~By Dean Koontz ~


There is pleasure when a sore is scratched, But to be without sores is more pleasurable still. Just so, there are pleasures in worldly desires, But to be without desires is more pleasurable still.
~By Nagarjuna ~


Scientific understanding is often beautiful, a profoundly aesthetic experience which gives pleasure not unlike the reading of a great poem.
~By Paul Nurse ~


I confess that I listen to my own music for my own pleasure.
~By Herb Alpert ~


It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
~By Albert Einstein ~


Wisely used history can give pleasure and provide us with a useful tool; but we should not become its slaves.
~By Douglas Hurd ~


A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion.
~By Minna Antrim ~


There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


I think the writing of literature should give pleasure. What else should it be about? It is not nuclear physics. It actually has to give pleasure or it is worth nothing.
~By Stephen Greenblatt ~


Love consists in giving without getting in return; in giving what is not owed, what is not due the other. That's why true love is never based, as associations for utility or pleasure are, on a fair exchange.
~By Mortimer Adler ~


Back through the ages of barbarism and civilization, in all tongues, we find this instinctive pleasure in the imitative action that is the very essence of all drama.
~By George P. Baker ~


Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
~By Seneca ~


The pleasure that I take in writing gets me interested in writing a poem. It's not a statement about what I think anybody else should be doing. For me, it's an interesting tension between interior and exterior.
~By Marilyn Hacker ~


Solitude sharpens awareness of small pleasures otherwise lost.
~By Kevin Patterson ~


There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
~By Thomas Fuller ~


People of substance may sin without being exposed for their stolen pleasure; but servants and the poorer sort of women have seldom an opportunity of concealing a big belly, or at least the consequences of it.
~By Bernard de Mandeville ~


It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness, which are the faults of his nature.
~By Lord Melbourne ~


An artist is an artist only because of his exquisite sense of beauty, a sense which shows him intoxicating pleasures, but which at the same time implies and contains an equally exquisite sense of all deformities and all disproportion.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


It's the same thing that drives people to want to experience sexual pleasure or have one too many drinks. We all want to experience the other, and to get out of our daily existence.
~By Adam Arkin ~


In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
~By Khalil Gibran ~


The real pleasure in writing this, for me, was discovering how little you need.
~By Jonathan Franzen ~


When I was in Birmingham I used to go to a place called Redwood Field. I used to get there for a two o'clock game. Where can you make this kind of money playing sports? It was just a pleasure to go out and enjoy myself and get paid for it.
~By Willie Mays ~


The man of the house can destroy the pleasure of the household, but he cannot make it. That rests with the woman, and it is her greatest privilege.
~By Arthur Helps ~


Old age is the supreme evil, for it deprives man of all pleasures while allowing his appetites to remain, and it brings with it every possible sorrow. Yet men fear death and desire old age.
~By Giacomo Leopardi ~


Cynicism is tough. A cynic's point of view is really pitiful. I derive pleasure out of a lot of things in life. As long as I'm fairly healthy, it's hard to stay dismal for very long.
~By Shawn Colvin ~


It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
~By Jean de La Fontaine ~


I enjoy doing the research of nonfiction; that gives me some pleasure, being a detective again.
~By Joseph Wambaugh ~


The greatest part of the job was... that was for nine years it was a pleasure to go to work.
~By Jason Alexander ~


Just as a mother finds pleasure in taking her little child on her lap, there to feed and caress him, in like manner our loving God shows His fondness for His beloved souls who have given themselves entirely to Him and have placed all their hope in His goodness.
~By Alphonsus Liguori ~


Give them pleasure - the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
~By Alfred Hitchcock ~


I confess that reading proofs is a pleasure. It stimulates and inspires me.
~By Zane Grey ~


A man will renounce any pleasures you like but he will not give up his suffering.
~By G. I. Gurdjieff ~


The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
~By Jacques Barzun ~


Take pleasure in your dreams; relish your principles and drape your purest feelings on the heart of a precious lover.
~By Giotto di Bondone ~


All this fuss about sleeping together. For physical pleasure I'd sooner go to my dentist any day.
~By Evelyn Waugh ~


There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
~By George Byron ~


There is an element of autobiography in all fiction in that pain or distress, or pleasure, is based on the author's own. But in my case that is as far as it goes.
~By William Trevor ~


Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize.
~By James Joyce ~


Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.
~By William Butler Yeats ~


Too oft is transient pleasure the source of long woes.
~By Christoph Martin Wieland ~


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


The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
~By Jane Austen ~


I know that two and two make four - and should be glad to prove it too if I could - though I must say if by any sort of process I could convert 2 and 2 into five it would give me much greater pleasure.
~By Lord Byron ~


Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.
~By Walt Disney ~


My private measure of success is daily. If this were to be the last day of my life would I be content with it? To live in a harmonious balance of commitments and pleasures is what I strive for.
~By Jane Rule ~


He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
~By Margaret Fuller ~


Work is both my living and my pleasure.
~By Harlan Howard ~


I think a lot of people have a misconception of what the kitchen is about, but you know the grueling part of it is also the pleasure of it. That's why I think you have to have a certain mentality to understand what that is and be able to handle it.
~By Todd English ~


Throughout the human experience people have read history because they felt that it was a pleasure and that it was in some way instructive. The profession of professor of history has taken it in a very different direction.
~By Donald Kagan ~


To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due, not only to the beauty it can be clothed in, but also to its essential quality of being the present.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


Happy indeed is the scientist who not only has the pleasures which I have enumerated, but who also wins the recognition of fellow scientists and of the mankind which ultimately benefits from his endeavors.
~By Irving Langmuir ~


The same sort of thing happened in my dispute with the National Trust book: Follies: A National Trust Guide, which implied that the only pleasure you can get from Folly architecture is by calling the architect mad, and by laughing at the architecture.
~By Ian Hamilton Finlay ~


If we had no faults of our own, we should not take so much pleasure in noticing those in others.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


I made a habit always to hear the Indians; and although they very often lie to me, I do not show them any displeasure for it, for I do not believe them and I do not decide anything until I have found out the truth.
~By Antonio de Mendoza ~


If a site is done with pleasure and a fun attitude, it's a great way to communicate with your fans.
~By Christopher Lambert ~


I've learnt and I just want to be respected for what I've achieved on the pitch. I know I haven't achieved much off it but I do know I've given pleasure to people watching me play football over the years.
~By Paul Gascoigne ~


Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.
~By Voltaire ~


I enjoy my work. I haven't been an actor for 30 years without getting pleasure out of the profession.
~By Bela Lugosi ~


It is my pleasure to support a candidate who truly reflects our values and highest ideals.
~By Martin Sheen ~


You have to pretend that your life is a financial pleasure even when your autographs are bouncing.
~By Kinky Friedman ~


Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them.
~By Frank Moore Colby ~


A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted.
~By George Santayana ~


Justice Ginsburg is a very competent justice, and it is a joy to have her on the court, but particularly for me it is a pleasure to have a second woman on the court.
~By Sandra Day O'Connor ~


Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.
~By Jean Jacques Rousseau ~


Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.
~By Henry St. John ~


My whole life is geared to play guitar. I play what I want when I want and I hope the listener gets as much pleasure listening to the music as I get playing it.
~By Jim Sullivan ~


The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
~By Leonardo da Vinci ~


The ugly is very appealing to man. It's instinct. One shrinks from the ugly, yet wants to look at it. There's a devilish fascination in it. We extract pleasure from horror.
~By Sonya Levien ~


False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.
~By Charles Darwin ~


I listened to Kelley's record with pleasure. Great to hear real music with respect for the righteous roots. Her singing is outstanding - no frills, down to the bone and intense.
~By Jerry Wexler ~


Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish.
~By Balthus ~


My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
~By Tony Robbins ~


The gods look in pleasure on penitent sinners.
~By Theodor Adorno ~


My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed - my dearest pleasure when free.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ~


In 2003, I had the pleasure of acting in three films.
~By Janine Turner ~


The instinct to impersonate produces the actor; the desire to provide pleasure by impersonations produces the playwright; the desire to provide this pleasure with adequate characterization and dialogue memorable in itself produces dramatic literature.
~By George P. Baker ~


Business is difficult. But it could be approached two ways: Seriously, or with the same way you're doing your job, with entertainment aspect, with pleasure, with fun. And we decided to try to make it as fun that we do our creativity.
~By Guy Laliberte ~


God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
~By Francis Bacon ~


Marriage is the miracle that transforms a kiss from a pleasure into a duty.
~By Helen Rowland ~


Our sages of blessed memory have said that we must not enjoy any pleasure in this world without reciting a blessing.
~By Shmuel Y. Agnon ~


There are not a few among the disciples of charity who require, in their vocation, scarcely less excitement than the votaries of pleasure in theirs.
~By Charles Dickens ~

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