Pleasure Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Pleasure

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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 ~


The mind is but too naturally prone to pleasure, but too easily yielded to dissipation.
~By Frances Burney ~


God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
~By Eric Liddell ~


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


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


Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That valleys, groves, hills, and fields, Woods, or steepy mountain yields.
~By Christopher Marlowe ~


We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


The pleasure of those who injure you lies in your pain. Therefore they will suffer if you take away their pleasure by not feeling pain.
~By Tertullian ~


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


Being a Brady comes with it's pleasures and its baggage. I'm not one given to a lack of privacy and invasion.
~By Christopher Knight ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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. ~


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 have cultivated my hysteria with pleasure and terror.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.
~By Lydia M. Child ~


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


The imagination is the spur of delights... all depends upon it, it is the mainspring of everything; now, is it not by means of the imagination one knows joy? Is it not of the imagination that the sharpest pleasures arise?
~By Marquis de Sade ~


Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.
~By John Dryden ~


I love the feel of hitting the ball hard, the pleasure of a rally. It is these things that make tennis the delightful game that it is.
~By Helen Wills Moody ~


The greatest pleasure when I started making money was not buying cars or yachts but finding myself able to have as many freshly typed drafts as possible.
~By Gore Vidal ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


I'd never had so much pleasure with another human being.
~By Anne Bancroft ~


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 ~


A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.
~By Percy Bysshe Shelley ~


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


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


I give so much pleasure to so many people. Why can I not get some pleasure for myself?
~By John Belushi ~


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


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


Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.
~By Gottfried Leibniz ~


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


No one can read with profit that which he cannot learn to read with pleasure.
~By Thomas Hardy ~


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 ~


My kitchen linoleum is so black and shiny that I waltz while I wait for the kettle to boil. This pleasure is for the old who live alone.
~By Florida Scott-Maxwell ~


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 ~


With regard to my family as I said nothing upon the subject before I may tell you that I have six children living, 1 dead and before I have the pleasure of seeing you I expect another.
~By John Hawley ~


To me history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn't just part of our civic responsibility. To me it's an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is.
~By David McCullough ~


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 ~


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 ~


Business was his aversion; Pleasure was his business.
~By Maria Edgeworth ~


Problem solving is hunting. It is savage pleasure and we are born to it.
~By Thomas Harris ~


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


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 ~


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


Pleasure is the carrot dangled to lead the ass to market; or the precipice.
~By Robinson Jeffers ~


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 ~


Before I do a play I say that I hope it's going to be for as short a time as possible but, once you do it, it is a paradoxical pleasure. One evening out of two there are five minutes of a miracle and for those five minutes you want to do it again and again. It's like a drug.
~By Isabelle Huppert ~


Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
~By George Sand ~


The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride.
~By Martin Luther ~


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 ~


The British system denied any role for human creativity, and instead argued, that if man merely followed his hedonistic desires, pursuing pleasure and avoiding pain, objective laws would naturally guide society to achieve the best allocation of wealth.
~By Robert Trout ~


The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless. It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


There is some pleasure even in words, when they bring forgetfulness of present miseries.
~By Sophocles ~


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


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


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 ~


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


Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite are contrived to be constant companions.
~By Pierre Charron ~


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


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


Simple pleasures were all the pleasures that I knew as a child.
~By Willie Stargell ~


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


There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
~By Mary Wilson Little ~


Ordinarily pleasure and pain are regarded as different from sensations.
~By Ernst Mach ~


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


Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.
~By Samuel Richardson ~


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


The pleasures of the mighty are obtained by the tears of the poor.
~By Samuel Richardson ~


The best an American can look forward to is the lonely pleasure of one who stands at long last on a chilly and inhospitable mountaintop where few have been before, where few can follow and where few will consent to believe he has been.
~By George F. Kennan ~


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


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


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 ~


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


The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism, will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning, value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience.
~By Camille Paglia ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


That was my dream, to drive for Ferrari, but I am not a kid any more. If Ferrari is the best team and if I get the chance to drive for Ferrari, it would be with pleasure.
~By Jean Alesi ~


Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain.
~By John Stuart Mill ~


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 ~


If it doesn't work out there will never be any doubt that the pleasure was worth all the pain.
~By Jimmy Buffett ~


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 ~


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 ~

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