Pleasure Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Pleasure

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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 ~


You need great passion, because everything you do with great pleasure, you do well.
~By Juan Manuel Fangio ~


The pains of disconcerted or frustrated habits, and the inherent pleasure there is in following them, are motives which nature has put into our wills without generally caring to inform us why; and she sometimes decrees, indeed, that her reasons shall not be ours.
~By Chauncey Wright ~


Pleasure resorts are like film stars and royalty... embarrassed by the figures they cut in the fantasies of people who have never met them.
~By Doris Lessing ~


Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid.
~By William Cowper ~


I enjoyed playing around with that guy, and it was a pleasure every three, four years, coming back seeing how the wardrobe is. Is he heavy? Is he thin? I had fun.
~By Burt Young ~


The man whose only pleasure in life is making money, weighs less on the moral scale than an angleworm.
~By Josh Billings ~


Incredulity robs us of many pleasures, and gives us nothing in return.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


After some time, with my eyes closed, I began to enjoy this wonderful play of colors and forms, which it really was a pleasure to observe. Then I went to sleep and the next day I was fine. I felt quite fresh, like a newborn.
~By Albert Hofmann ~


Who ever said that pleasure wasn't functional?
~By Charles Eames ~


Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent.
~By Francis Picabia ~


If you live for pleasure, your ability to enjoy it may pass away and your senses grow dim.
~By Matthew Simpson ~


The joy of giving is indeed a pleasure, especially when you get rid of something you don't want.
~By Frank Butler ~


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


To go back and read Swift and Defoe and Samuel Johnson and Smollett and Pope - all those people we had to read in college English courses - to read them now is to have one of the infinite pleasures in life.
~By David McCullough ~


Music can also be a sensual pleasure, like eating food or sex. But its highest vibration for me is that point of taking us to a real understanding of something in our nature which we can very rarely get at. It is a spiritual state of oneness.
~By Terry Riley ~


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 ~


I'm a total pleasure seeker. I pursue anything that satisfies me. I usually get it. I have specific needs and I know what they are so I can achieve satisfaction.
~By Lydia Lunch ~


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 ~


The good pleasure of God is an act of the divine will freely and effectively determining all things.
~By William Ames ~


Put this restriction on your pleasures, be cautious that they injure no being that lives.
~By John Zimmerman ~


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 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 ~


For Pleasure, Delight, Peace and Felicity live in method and temperance.
~By Margaret Cavendish ~


Half the pleasure of solitude comes from having with us some friend to whom we can say how sweet solitude is.
~By William Jay ~


What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


From this bestial view that the human mind consists of only sense certainty, pleasure and pain, Locke developed an equally bestial theory of the nation. Man originally existed in a State of Nature of complete liberty.
~By Robert Trout ~


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


If one could be friendly with women, what a pleasure - the relationship so secret and private compared with relations with men. Why not write about it truthfully?
~By Virginia Woolf ~


Climbing is unadulterated hard labor. The only real pleasure is the satisfaction of going where no man has been before and where few can follow.
~By Annie Smith Peck ~


The pleasure of jogging and running is rather like that of wearing a fur coat in Texas in August: the true joy comes in being able to take the damn thing off.
~By Joseph Epstein ~


They all hope I will go broke and I wouldn't like to cause them displeasure.
~By Florenz Ziegfeld ~


Nothing gives me as much pleasure as travelling. I love getting on trains and boats and planes.
~By Alan Rickman ~


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 ~


I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse.
~By Benjamin Spock ~


The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.
~By Germaine Greer ~


Real love is the love that sometimes arises after sensual pleasure: if it does, it is immortal; the other kind inevitably goes stale, for it lies in mere fantasy.
~By Giacomo Casanova ~


To torture a man you have to know his pleasures.
~By Stanislaw Lem ~


Learn the duty as well as taste the pleasure of original work.
~By Robert James Graves ~


I never went to a John Wayne movie to find a philosophy to live by or to absorb a profound message. I went for the simple pleasure of spending a couple of hours seeing the bad guys lose.
~By Mike Royko ~


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 ~


When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery.
~By Maxim Gorky ~


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


The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
~By Katherine Mansfield ~


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


Man is so muddled, so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes, that every day even the most submissive believer can be seen to risk the torments of the afterlife for the smallest pleasure.
~By Joseph de Maistre ~


How delicious is pleasure after torment!
~By Pierre Corneille ~


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 ~


They say that our sovereign is above his laws to his pleasure, and he may make it and break it as he pleases, without any distinction. The contrary is true, or else he should not have sworn to keep it.
~By Jack Cade ~


I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.
~By Emily Bronte ~


He invented this idea of telling the life story of a great writer through becoming his characters and becoming him. It was such a pleasure and I thought we must find another writer.
~By Simon Callow ~


For the most part, I have a very manageable celebrity. People recognize me from time to time, and they usually say very appreciative things. It affords me a great deal of pleasure.
~By Armistead Maupin ~


Pleasures flit by - they are only for yourself; work leaves a mark of long-lasting joy, work is for others.
~By Dmitri Mendeleev ~


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


In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision.
~By Italo Calvino ~


There is more difference in the quality of our pleasures than in the amount.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


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 ~


I don't gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn't give me great pleasure. But losing a hundred dollars pisses me off.
~By Alex Trebek ~


Our works and our play. All our pleasures experienced as the pleasure of love. What could be better that? To feel in one's work the tender and flushed substance of one's dearest concern.
~By Mary Richards ~


Variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something.
~By Jean Paul ~


The very gradual reductions in my weight which I am able to show, may be interesting to many, and I have great pleasure in stating them, believing that they serve to demonstrate further the merit of the system pursued.
~By William Banting ~


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


I just think it's fun to remind people that good television has exited and it can exist again and just to give them pleasure and enjoy it and make them laugh.
~By Jenna Elfman ~


I derive no pleasure from prosecuting a man, even though I know he's guilty; do you think I could sleep at night or look at myself in the mirror in the morning if I hounded an innocent man?
~By Jim Garrison ~


Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there.
~By Judith Viorst ~


After having won a scepter, few are so generous as to disdain the pleasures of ruling.
~By Pierre Corneille ~


Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!
~By Confucius ~


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


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


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


We wanted to meet him, for though we were neither of us naive people we had not wholly lost our belief that it is delightful to meet artists who have given us pleasure.
~By Robertson Davies ~


Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me.
~By Zora Neale Hurston ~


Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys.
~By Christian Nestell Bovee ~


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


The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself.
~By Percy Bysshe Shelley ~


However, the difficulties and pleasures of the writing itself are similar for a novel with a historical setting and a novel with a contemporary setting, as far as I'm concerned.
~By Helen Dunmore ~


It gives me pleasure to find that public liberty is effectually secured in each and all the policies of the United States, though somewhat differently modeled.
~By Ezra Stiles ~


I feel like there is always something trying to pull us back into sleep, that there is this sort of seductive quality in all the hedonistic pleasures that pull on us.
~By Bell Hooks ~


There cannot live a more unhappy creature than an ill-natured old man, who is neither capable of receiving pleasures, nor sensible of conferring them on others.
~By William Temple ~


Literature is my calling To hold up the mirror to my countrymen comes natural to me; and in the open field of invention I am not without hopes of giving them pleasure.
~By Thomas Edward Brown ~


Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
~By George Orwell ~


It might seem unfair to reward a person for having so much pleasure over the years, asking the maize plant to solve specific problems and then watching its responses.
~By Barbara McClintock ~


He who eats with most pleasure is he who least requires sauce.
~By Xenophon ~


Don't get me wrong, I think bikes are terrific. I own several of my own, including a trendy mountain style, and ride them for pleasure and light exercise.
~By Brock Yates ~


The pleasures of the imagination are as it were only drawings and models which are played with by poor people who cannot afford the real thing.
~By Georg C. Lichtenberg ~


It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives to all the miseries, but is dead to all the pleasures.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


I just don't want anyone messing around with my pure smoking pleasure.
~By Max Cannon ~


Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.
~By Laurence Sterne ~


We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to reach its fruit; but the same blunder is made by every person who is over eager and impatient in the pursuit of pleasure.
~By William Ellery Channing ~


I'd forget the piece just before I went out to do the concerto, the panic was too great. This was not anything that gave me pleasure. This was fulfilling somebody else's dream.
~By Linda Lavin ~


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


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


I also derive a great deal of pleasure from horses and dogs... the ocean... and love.
~By William Shatner ~


I was never that much a focus of interest in my career. I'm aware of that now, which doesn't give me a lot of pleasure.
~By Harrison Ford ~


I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man's pleasure when they come a cropper.
~By E. M. Forster ~


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


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


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


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 ~

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May 23 ,2024
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