Pleasure Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Pleasure

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To make pleasures pleasant shortens them.
~By Charles Buxton ~


Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.
~By Jane Austen ~


Some people wish above all to conform to the rules, I wish only to render what I can hear. There is no theory. You have only to listen. Pleasure is the law.
~By Claude Debussy ~


But what is drama? Broadly speaking, it is whatever by imitative action rouses interest or gives pleasure.
~By George P. Baker ~


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 ~


The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.
~By Joseph Addison ~


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


Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset.
~By Ann Landers ~


To the man who loves art for its own sake, it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived.
~By Arthur Conan Doyle ~


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


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 ~


True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures; but one can generally negotiate a compromise.
~By Moliere ~


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 ~


Just got back from a pleasure trip: I took my mother-in-law to the airport.
~By Henny Youngman ~


The act of conducting in itself, of waving my arms in the air and being in charge, I didn't miss. I missed the sensual pleasure of being in contact with music.
~By Esa-Pekka Salonen ~


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 ~


There is no more lively sensation than that of pain; its impressions are certain and dependable, they never deceive as may those of the pleasure women perpetually feign and almost never experience.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
~By Niccolo Machiavelli ~


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


A man's delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance. But this is afterward deducted, for the more we look forward to anything the less we enjoy it when it comes.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


A man of pleasure is a man of pains.
~By Edward Young ~


There is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know.
~By John Dryden ~


The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of pleasures.
~By Luc de Clapier ~


I felt the most intense pleasure in piercing the stone in order to make an abstract form and space; quite a different sensation from that of doing it for the purpose of realism.
~By Barbara Hepworth ~


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 ~


Man is not constituted to take pleasure in the same things always.
~By Sophocles ~


Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends.
~By John Stuart Mill ~


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 ~


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


To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement.
~By Joseph Addison ~


Not every song I write is ecstasy. And it can happen only one time. After that, when you sing the same melody and words, it's pleasure, but you don't get wiped out.
~By Paul Simon ~


I was never that much a focus of interest that I became a 'thing' at an earlier point in my career. I'm aware of having become a 'thing' now, which doesn't give me a lot of pleasure.
~By Matt Damon ~


By recollecting the pleasures I have had formerly, I renew them, I enjoy them a second time, while I laugh at the remembrance of troubles now past, and which I no longer feel.
~By Giacomo Casanova ~


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


The chariot was purchased by a private collector who took it home to New York. I take pleasure in knowing that it was built to last for at least a thousand years.
~By Kit Williams ~


I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure.
~By Nora Roberts ~


I went and took golf lessons so Dad would let me play with him. I was just terrible... but I was able to have a wonderful time just walking around with Dad. I can see the real pleasure of that game.
~By David Hyde Pierce ~


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


In the lexicon of the political class, the word "sacrifice" means that the citizens are supposed to mail even more of their income to Washington so that the political class will not have to sacrifice the pleasure of spending it.
~By George Will ~


Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


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


Lies are essential to humanity. They are perhaps as important as the pursuit of pleasure and moreover are dictated by that pursuit.
~By Marcel Proust ~


Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail.
~By Francis Quarles ~


As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.
~By Annie Dillard ~


I'm doing a book, 'Chasing Science,' about the pleasures of science as a spectator sport.
~By Frederik Pohl ~


Certainly it is wrong to be cruel to animals and the destruction of a whole species can be a great evil. The capacity for feelings of pleasure and pain and for the form of life of which animals are capable clearly impose duties of compassion and humanity in their case.
~By John Rawls ~


There exists, between people in love, a kind of capital held by each. This is not just a stock of affects or pleasure, but also the possibility of playing double or quits with the share you hold in the other's heart.
~By Jean Baudrillard ~


The pleasure of writing fiction is that you are always spotting some new approach, an alternative way of telling a story and manipulating characters; the novel is such a wonderfully flexible form.
~By Penelope Lively ~


Next to the pleasure of finding a new mistress is that of being rid of an old one.
~By William Wycherley ~


Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration.
~By DeWitt Clinton ~


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


Boundaries are to protect life, not to limit pleasures.
~By Edwin Louis Cole ~


Writers are in the entertainment business, and it gives me lots of pleasure to entertain my readers.
~By Brian Lumley ~


Pleasure that isn't paid for is as insipid as everything else that's free.
~By Anita Loos ~


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 never yet heard man or woman much abused that I was not inclined to think the better of them, and to transfer the suspicion or dislike to the one who found pleasure in pointing out the defects of another.
~By Jane Porter ~


Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.
~By Joseph Addison ~


Of course, there are many, many musicians whose music gives me pleasure, but until I make contact with them, musically or personally, I never assume that anything wonderful will happen.
~By Hugh Hopper ~


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 ~


Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


She is such a good friend that she would throw all her acquaintances into the water for the pleasure of fishing them out again.
~By Charles Maurice de Talleyrand ~


We tire of those pleasures we take, but never of those we give.
~By John Petit-Senn ~


Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness, riches, honours, and sensual gratifications, are infinitely worse than none.
~By David Brainerd ~


When men take pleasure in feeling their minds elevated with strong drink, and so indulge their appetite as to disorder their understandings, neglect their duty as members of a family or civil society, and cast off all regard to religion, their case is much to be pitied.
~By John Woolman ~


Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures.
~By Aristotle ~


It is one of man's curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them.
~By Joseph De Maistre ~


I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.
~By Thomas A. Edison ~


Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence.
~By Jean Baudrillard ~


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


Objects we ardently pursue bring little happiness when gained; most of our pleasures come from unexpected sources.
~By Herbert Spencer ~


The richness of the world, all artificial pleasures, have the taste of sickness and give off a smell of death in the face of certain spiritual possessions.
~By Georges Rouault ~


I wish thee as much pleasure in the reading, as I had in the writing.
~By Francis Quarles ~


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


Alexander at the head of the world never tasted the true pleasure that boys of his own age have enjoyed at the head of a school.
~By Horace Walpole ~


As a child, I read science fiction, but from the very beginnings of my reading for pleasure, I read a lot of non-fictional history, particularly historical biography.
~By Norman Spinrad ~


Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.
~By John D. Rockefeller ~


No one should ever say that it was my ignorance if I did or showed forth anything however small according to God's good pleasure; but let this be your conclusion and let it so be thought, that - as is the perfect truth - it was the gift of God.
~By Saint Patrick ~


There is no Pleasure like that of receiving Praise from the Praiseworthy.
~By Richard Steele ~


A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast alone with one's husband, but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it.
~By Anne Spencer ~


Finding people who get enormous pleasure from reading books is a more and more unusual experience, and so writers just so much want to be heard.
~By Susie Bright ~


Ah, the pleasure, the joy - a big news story that runs and runs, that is played down by some of our journalistic colleagues, saying 'it'll never happen', only to be confirmed by the Home Secretary.
~By Kamal Ahmed ~


Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality, we should have no other enjoyment than mere animal pleasure.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
~By Stanislaw Lec ~


The only pain in pleasure is the pleasure of the pain.
~By Anne Rice ~


This quality, I mean Geoffrey was with me, was very easy doing - he loved me very much, I loved him very much, and we understood each other so well that it was a pleasure to make music.
~By Victoria de los Angeles ~


It's just such a pleasure to bring a talent you respect to the world.
~By Tina Weymouth ~


I don't hate work, composing is not work for me, it's my pleasure; it's my life. So why should I stop? If something is pleasurable and exciting and rewarding, why should one stop?
~By Gunther Schuller ~


The career of a writer is comparable to that of a woman of easy virtue. You write first for pleasure, later for the pleasure of others and finally for money.
~By Marcel Achard ~


Business is always interfering with pleasure - but it makes other pleasures possible.
~By William Feather ~


Sex pleasure in woman is a kind of magic spell; it demands complete abandon; if words or movements oppose the magic of caresses, the spell is broken.
~By Simone de Beauvoir ~


Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others.
~By Francois Fenelon ~


Money gives me pleasure all the time.
~By Hilaire Belloc ~


My mother also had us take piano lessons, and this had a similar effect. I hated those lessons, but I now play regularly for pleasure and have even tried my hand at composing.
~By Robert B. Laughlin ~


For certainly there cannot be a higher pleasure than to think that we love and are beloved by the most amiable and best Being.
~By Mary Astell ~


We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.
~By Saint Augustine ~


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 ~


If people could understand how much pleasure they could have by themselves, I think everyone would be a lot saner. I think that people really need a dose of quality time with one's self.
~By Lydia Lunch ~


Yet, so far from laboring to know the forbidden tree of worldly pleasures and its various fruits, man gives himself up to a careless and thoughtless state of life, and yields to the lust of the flesh, not considering that this lust is really the forbidden tree.
~By Johann Arndt ~


Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
~By Thomas Aquinas ~

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January 28 ,2022
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