Pleasure Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Pleasure

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I love making people laugh. It's an addiction and it's probably dysfunctional, but I am addicted to it and there's no greater pleasure for me than sitting in a theater and feeling a lot of people losing control of themselves.
~By Jay Roach ~


Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
~By Aristotle ~


Tomorrow is a thief of pleasure.
~By Rex Harrison ~


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


It was a pleasure to be a gay eyesore.
~By Lance Loud ~


Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
~By Baruch Spinoza ~


At Princeton I gained a great deal of pleasure from success in my classes. knowing that I could accomplish those things, and I realized that my success was directly proportionate to the work I put in.
~By Brooke Shields ~


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


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 consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


Simply enjoy life and the great pleasures that come with it.
~By Karolina Kurkova ~


I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


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


One of the great virtues, apart from the pleasure of performing these works, is that it's opened up an entirely new, expansive repertoire of American Jewish music.
~By Neville Marriner ~


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 ~


When I come into the theatre I get a sense of security. I love an audience. I love people, and I act because I like trying to give pleasure to people.
~By Vivien Leigh ~


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


Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence.
~By David Hume ~


In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.
~By Hugo Black ~


Pleasure usually takes the form of me and now; joy is us and always.
~By Marvin J. Ashton ~


It is love rather than sexual lust or unbridled sexuality if, in addition to the need or want involved, there is also some impulse to give pleasure to the persons thus loved and not merely to use them for our own selfish pleasure.
~By Mortimer Adler ~


Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


Pain adds rest unto pleasure, and teaches the luxury of health.
~By Martin Farquhar Tupper ~


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


I despise making the most of one's time. Half of the pleasures of life consist of the opportunities one has neglected.
~By Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. ~


The mere brute pleasure of reading the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


I drive a lot. Just for pleasure. Sometimes I'll get in the Cadillac and drive around the city or the country, kind of trying to get lost basically. Y'know, just see where roads lead.
~By Frank Black ~


Although all the good arts serve to draw man's mind away from vices and lead it toward better things, this function can be more fully performed by this art, which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure.
~By Nicolaus Copernicus ~


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 ~


Everything I do is for the pleasure of Allah.
~By Cat Stevens ~


I never learned anything at all in school and didn't read a book for pleasure until I was 19 years old.
~By Stanley Kubrick ~


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 are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win.
~By Muhammad Ali ~


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 ~


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


Captain Kirk has been a source of pleasure and income for a long time.
~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 ~


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 ~


First our pleasures die - and then our hopes, and then our fears - and when these are dead, the debt is due dust claims dust - and we die too.
~By Percy Bysshe Shelley ~


There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.
~By Ovid ~


No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting. She will not want new fashions nor regret the loss of expensive diversions or variety of company if she can be amused with an author in her closet.
~By Mary Wortley ~


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 ~


One of the pleasures of being a Jew, I don't have to tell you, it allows you anti-Semitism.
~By Joseph Epstein ~


It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


I get a fine warm feeling when I'm doing well, but that pleasure is pretty much negated by the pain of getting started each day. Let's face it, writing is hell.
~By William Styron ~


Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.
~By George A. Sheehan ~


I was always a great bundle of energy. As a child, instead of walking, I would run. And so running, which is a pain to a lot of people, was always a pleasure to me because it was so easy.
~By Roger Bannister ~


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


Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure. Emotion is easily transferred from the writer to the reader.
~By Joseph Joubert ~


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 ~


This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it.
~By Voltaire ~


Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains.
~By Democritus ~


Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.
~By Elsa Schiaparelli ~


There's only one test of a great children's book, or a great children's film, and that is this: If it can be read or viewed with pleasure by adults, then it has the chance to be a great children's film, or a great children's book.
~By Chuck Jones ~


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


Ice T was just a pleasure to work with. He was a smart gentleman.
~By Judd Nelson ~


The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust.
~By Diogenes ~


Passion is all but soft, it's not tender, it's violence to which you get hooked by pleasure.
~By Isabelle Adjani ~


The joy of viewing land, the hope of in a few days ranging through the long wished-for spot and the pleasure of again resuming my wonted employment may be readily calculated.
~By David Douglas ~


The value and rank of every art is in proportion to the mental labor employed in it, or the mental pleasure in producing it.
~By Joshua Reynolds ~


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 ~


When a man says he had pleasure with a woman he does not mean conversation.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


This moment in time, on this tour, you know, I'm discovering a lot of new things. And to be 45 and doing that, it's a mixture of pleasure and pain, I can assure you.
~By Eric Clapton ~


When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure, when I really enjoy my life.
~By Monica Bellucci ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


People who have been made to suffer by certain things cannot be reminded of them without a horror which paralyses every other pleasure, even that to be found in reading a story.
~By Stendhal ~


Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.
~By Pierre Bonnard ~


To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make.
~By Truman Capote ~


The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
~By Tony Robbins ~


Book love... is your pass to the greatest, the purest, and the most perfect pleasure that God has prepared for His creatures.
~By Anthony Trollope ~


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


To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
~By Jacob Bronowski ~


I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to the things which I have explained, but also to those which I have intentionally omitted so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery.
~By Rene Descartes ~


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


Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy.
~By Pope Paul VI ~


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


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 ~


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


Revision is one of the exquisite pleasures of writing.
~By Bernard Malamud ~


I was very influenced by Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, both of whom I had the pleasure of playing with and becoming friends with.
~By Mick Taylor ~


To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations - such is a pleasure beyond compare.
~By Kenko Yoshida ~


Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
~By Tony Benn ~


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 ~


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 ~


If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it?
~By Samuel Johnson ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


When I portray Stabler, I have to shave every day and cut my hair every week! And then, I really like to change my looks for films like 'Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle' where I have the pleasure of playing the ugliest man in the world.
~By Christopher Meloni ~


This bored fantastic woman, with her animal nature, giving herself the pleasure of seeing her enemy struck down, not a particularly keen one for her because she is so weary of having all her desires satisfied.
~By Gustave Moreau ~


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 ~


Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure.
~By William Congreve ~


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 ~


George Harrison was also a pleasure to work with. He was one of the most famous people I've ever known, but in spite of that fame, he was such a nice and friendly guy.
~By Alvin Lee ~


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 ~


If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual.
~By Robertson Davies ~


We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience.
~By Gary L. Francione ~

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