Pleasure Quotes And Sayings


Pleasure Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of pleasure quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”
– E.B. White

“You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.”
– Jane Austen

“Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken.”
– Neil Gaiman

“I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.”
Oscar Wilde

“My God, a moment of bliss. Why, isn’t that enough for a whole lifetime?”
– Fyodor Dostoevsky

People go on marrying because they can’t resist natural forces, although many of them may know perfectly well that they are possibly buying a month’s pleasure with a life’s discomfort.”
– Thomas Hardy

Americans have an inability to relax into sheer pleasure. Ours is an entertainment seeking-nation, but not necessarily a pleasure-seeking one….This is the cause of that great sad American stereotype- the overstressed executive who goes on vacation, but who cannot relax.”
– Elizabeth Gilbert

“Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.”
– Alfred Hitchcock

Laughter is more than just a pleasurable activity…When people laugh together, they tend to talk and touch more and to make eye contact more frequently.”
– Gretchen Rubin

“Many of us pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that we hurry past it.”
– Soren Kierkegaard

“I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.”
– Rita Mae Brown

“…when pain is over, the remembrance of it often becomes a pleasure.”
– Jane Austen

“Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad.”
– Victor Hugo

“Every moment has its pleasures and its hope.”
– Jane Austen

“Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn–that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness–that season which has drawn from every poet worthy of being read some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.”
– Jane Austen

“So she thoroughly taught him that one cannot take pleasure without giving pleasure, and that every gesture, every caress, every touch, every glance, every last bit of the body has its secret, which brings happiness to the person who knows how to wake it. She taught him that after a celebration of love the lovers should not part without admiring each other, without being conquered or having conquered, so that neither is bleak or glutted or has the bad feeling of being used or misused.”
– Hermann Hesse

“I’ve wanted to feel pleasure to the point of insanity. They call it getting high, because it’s wanting to know that higher level, that godlike level. You want to touch the heavens, you want to feel glory and euphoria, but the trick is it takes work. You can’t buy it, you can’t get it on a street corner, you can’t steal it or inject it or shove it up your ass, you have to earn it.”
– Anthony Kiedis

“And yet it takes only the smallest pleasure or pain to teach us time’s malleability.”
– Julian Barnes

“He that loves pleasure must for pleasure fall.”
– Christopher Marlowe

“I set out to discover the why of it, and to transform my pleasure into knowledge.”
– Charles Baudelaire

“I was surrounded by friends, my work was immense, and pleasures were abundant. Life, now, was unfolding before me, constantly and visibly, like the flowers of summer that drop fanlike petals on eternal soil. Overall, I was happiest to be alone; for it was then I was most aware of what I possessed. Free to look out over the rooftops of the city. Happy to be alone in the company of friends, the company of lovers and strangers. Everything, I decided, in this life, was pure pleasure.”
– Roman Payne

“He went to the church, and walked about the streets, and watched the people hurrying to and for, and patted the children on the head, and questioned beggars, and looked down into the kitchens of homes, and up to the windows, and found that everything could yield him pleasure. He had never dreamed of any walk, that anything, could give him so much happiness. (p. 119)”
– Charles Dickens

“The pleasure of living and the pleasure of the orgasm are identical. Extreme orgasm anxiety forms the basis of the general fear of life.”
– Wilhelm Reich

“It is only by enlarging the scope of one’s tastes and one’s fantasies, by sacrificing everything to pleasure, that the unfortunate individual called Man, thrown despite himself into this sad world, can succeed in gathering a few roses among life’s thorns”
– Marquis de Sade

“The pleasure of criticizing takes away from us the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things.”
– jean de La Bruyere

“Pleasure cannot be shared; like Pain, it can only be experienced or inflicted, and when we give Pleasure to our Lovers or bestow Charity upon the Needy, we do so, not to gratify the object of our Benevolence, but only ourselves. For the Truth is that we are kind for the same reason as we are cruel, in order that we may enhance the sense of our own Power….”
– Aldous Huxley

“Pleasure is the only thing one should live for, nothing ages like happiness.”
– Oscar Wilde

“I care not that this moment’s lot was thin and sparsely dealt; all pleasures sweet can be forgot the instant they are felt.”
– Roman Payne

“If the portraits of our absent friends are pleasant to us, which renew our memory of them and relieve our regret for their absence by a false and empty consolation, how much more pleasant are letters which bring us the written characters of the absent friend.”
– Heloise d’Argenteuil

“What destroys a man more quickly than to work, think and feel without inner necessity, without any deep personal desire, without pleasure – as a mere automaton of duty?”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

“The art of living has no history: it does not evolve: the pleasure which vanishes vanishes for good, there is no substitute for it. Other pleasures come, which replace nothing. No progress in pleasures, nothing but mutations.”
– Roland Barthes

“?Pleasure is wild and sweet. She likes purple flowers. She loves the sun and the wind and the night sky. She carries a silver bowl full of liquid moonlight. She has a cat named Midnight with stars on his paws. Many people mistrust Pleasure, and even more misunderstand her. For a long time I could barely stand to be in …the same room with her…”
– J. Ruth Gendler

“The world looks like something God had just imaged for his own pleasure, doesn’t it?”
– L.M. Montgomery

“If you have done something meritorious, you experience pleasure and happiness; if wrong things, suffering. A happy or unhappy life is your own creation. Nobody else is responsible. If you remember this, you won’t find fault with anybody. You are your own best friend as well as your worst enemy. (99)”
– Swami Satchidananda

“May a man live well-enough and long-enough, to leave many joyful widows behind him.”
– Roman Payne

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5

Follow this site

Related Posts


Share This

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>