Pleasure Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Pleasure

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I loved the house the way you would any new house, because it is populated by your future, the family of children who will fill it with noise or chaos and satisfying busy pleasures.
~By Jane Smiley ~


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


The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
~By Walter Bagehot ~


But I don't read or listen for pleasure. I have too much else to do.
~By Piers Anthony ~


To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
~By Mohandas Gandhi ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.
~By Agnes Repplier ~


Rap is only one end of a whole spectrum of verbal play and virtuosity. Rap is geared for aural pleasure.
~By Rita Dove ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
~By Lord Byron ~


That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure.
~By Kingman Brewster, Jr. ~


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


The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
~By Aristotle ~


The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us - of becoming happy - is not attainable: yet we may not - nay, cannot - give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.
~By Sigmund Freud ~


It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world.
~By John Steinbeck ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


A painter must think of everything he sees as being there entirely for his own use and pleasure.
~By Lucian Freud ~


One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
~By Jane Austen ~


The real pleasure was having the chance to enjoy being weightless, and the other was to spend some time looking out at this beautiful Earth that we're all lucky to inhabit.
~By Robert Crippen ~


The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction.
~By Michael Faraday ~


The Pleasure Seekers eventually turned into Cradle, when we started writing our own material. My younger sister Nancy was brought in as singer and I kind of stepped aside as main lead singer and concentrated on my instrument.
~By Suzi Quatro ~


Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.
~By William Wycherley ~


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 ~


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 ~


Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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 ~


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 ~


Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


Every single pleasure I can imagine or have experienced is more delightful, more of a pleasure, if you take it in small sips, if you take your time. Reading is not an exception.
~By Amos Oz ~


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 ~


No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.
~By Mary Wortley Montagu ~


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


Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert.
~By B. C. Forbes ~


It is impossible to read for pleasure from something to which you are both father and mother, born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him.
~By Jim Bishop ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


No pleasure has any savor for me without communication.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


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 ~


As my career has progressed, I've had the pleasure of playing with the baddest jazz cats on the planet. But that doesn't change my desire to entertain folks. That's really who I am.
~By George Benson ~


I'm tired of love; I'm still more tired of rhyme; but money gives me pleasure all the time.
~By Hilaire Belloc ~


Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass.
~By William Congreve ~


All desirable things... are desirable either for the pleasure inherent in themselves, or as a means to the promotion of pleasure and the prevention of pain.
~By John Stuart Mill ~


One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter.
~By Joseph Addison ~


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 ~


I love good and pleasure, I hate evil and pain, I want to be happy and I am not mistaken in believing, that people, angels and even demons have those same inclinations.
~By Nicolas Malebranche ~


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 ~


I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.
~By Clarence Darrow ~


True artists are almost the only men who do their work for pleasure.
~By Auguste Rodin ~


Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.
~By Auguste Rodin ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
~By Aldous Huxley ~


What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
~By Madonna Ciccone ~


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 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 ~


Nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium: its pleasures even are of a grave and solemn complexion.
~By Thomas de Quincey ~


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


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


Having cakes as a business certainly changes things for me - I don't now sit at home doing a cake for the fun of it anymore. But it's an extremely happy and pleasureable business to run because people are generally buying cakes for celebrations.
~By Jane Asher ~


Men value things in three ways: as useful, as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent, or as intrinsically admirable or honorable.
~By Mortimer Adler ~


The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on her character.
~By George Santayana ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


Our pleasures were simple - they included survival.
~By Dwight D. Eisenhower ~


But I owe it to the subject to say, that it has long afforded me what philosophy is so often thought, and made, barren of - the fun of discovery, the pleasures of co-operation, and the satisfaction of reaching agreement.
~By J. L. Austin ~


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


There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.
~By John Mortimer ~

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