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Quotes About Enjoyment

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J.M. Barrie
“Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.”
J.M. Barrie

Jarod Kintz
“The most enjoyable book in the world is the phone book, because think of all the sex that went into creating the content.”
Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense

Dale Carnegie
“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”
Dale Carnegie

Ilona Andrews
“you might want to decide fast. We live in a dangerous world. If you see a chance to be happy, you have to fight for it, so later you have no regrets.”
Ilona Andrews, Magic Bleeds

Roald Dahl
“Life is more fun if you play games.”
Roald Dahl, My Uncle Oswald

Miley Cyrus
“Life's a climb. But the view is great.”
Miley Cyrus

Criss Jami
“When a poet digs himself into a hole, he doesn't climb out. He digs deeper, enjoys the scenery, and comes out the other side enlightened.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

John Stuart Mill
“It is indisputable that the being whose capacities of enjoyment are low, has the greatest chance of having them fully satisfied; and a highly endowed being will always feel that any happiness which he can look for, as the world is constituted, is imperfect. But he can learn to bear its imperfections, if they are at all bearable; and they will not make him envy the being who is indeed unconscious of the imperfections, but only because he feels not at all the good which those imperfections qualify.

It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied. And if the fool, or the pig, is of a different opinion, it is only because they only know their own side of the question.”
John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism

“If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don't, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way.”
Matt D. Miller

Benjamin J. Carey
“At the end of the day your ability to connect with your readers comes down to how you make them feel.”
Benjamin J. Carey, Barefoot in November

Erin McCarthy
“Honey, nobody ever knows someone completely. You have to just enjoy what you do know and have faith in the rest.”
Erin McCarthy, Hard and Fast

Never force yourself to read a book that you do not enjoy. There are so
“Never force yourself to read a book that you do not enjoy. There are so many good books in the world that it is foolish to waste time on one that does not give you pleasure.”
Atwood H. Townsend, Good Reading

Leo Tolstoy
“But that's the whole aim of civilization: to make everything a source of enjoyment.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Jack Gilbert
“We must risk delight. We can do without pleasure,
but not delight. Not enjoyment. We must have
the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless
furnace of this world. To make injustice the only
measure of our attention is to praise the Devil.”
Jack Gilbert, Refusing Heaven

Ernest Dowson
“They are not long, the days of wine and roses. Out of a misty dream, our path emerges for a while, then closes, within a dream.”
Ernest Dowson, The Poems and Prose of Ernest Dowson

Sei Shōnagon
“Pleasing things: finding a large number of tales that one has not read before. Or acquiring the second volume of a tale whose first volume one has enjoyed. But often it is a disappointment.”
Sei Shōnagon, The Pillow Book

Jane Austen
“[I]f a book is well written, I always find it too short.”
Jane Austen, Catharine and Other Writings

Rodolfo Costa
“Erase from your vocabulary the word “someday.” Do not save things for “special occasions.” Take into account the fact that every day is special. Every day is a gift that we must appreciate and be thankful for. Wear your attractive clothes, wear your nice perfume, use your fine silverware and dishes, and drink from your expensive crystal glasses … just because. Live every day to the fullest and savor every minute of it.”
Rodolfo Costa, Advice My Parents Gave Me: and Other Lessons I Learned from My Mistakes

C.S. Lewis
“Walking and talking are two very great pleasures, but it is a mistake to combine them. Our own noise blots out the sounds and silences of the outdoor world; and talking leads almost inevitably to smoking, and then farewell to nature as far as one of our senses is concerned. The only friend to walk with is one who so exactly shares your taste for each mood of the countryside that a glance, a halt, or at most a nudge, is enough to assure us that the pleasure is shared.”
C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy: The Shape of My Early Life

Marcus Tullius Cicero
“We must not only obtain Wisdom: we must enjoy her.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero, Selected Works

Sydney Smith
“The main question to a novel is -- did it amuse? were you surprised at dinner coming so soon? did you mistake eleven for ten? were you too late to dress? and did you sit up beyond the usual hour? If a novel produces these effects, it is good; if it does not -- story, language, love, scandal itself cannot save it. It is only meant to please; and it must do that or it does nothing.”
Sydney Smith, The Edinburgh Review, Or Critical Journal

Elizabeth von Arnim
“[Walking] is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things. It is the one way of freedom. If you go to a place on anything but your own feet you are taken there too fast, and miss a thousand delicate joys that were waiting for you by the wayside.”
Elizabeth von Arnim, The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen

Katie Kacvinsky
“I could hear the boy cheering in the back seat and Justin had a huge smile on his face, his dimples standing out. I squeezed my eyes shut. Maybe I lacked the necessary testosterone levels to be enjoying this.”
Katie Kacvinsky, Awaken

“When Americans say it was great, I know it was good. When they say it was good, I know it was okay. When they say it was okay, I know it was bad.”
Laura Klos Sokol

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
“These examples suggest what one needs to learn to control attention. In principle any skill or discipline one can master on one’s own will serve: meditation and prayer if one is so inclined; exercise, aerobics, martial arts for those who prefer concentrating on physical skills. Any specialization or expertise that one finds enjoyable and where one can improve one’s knowledge over time. The important thing, however, is the attitude toward these disciplines. If one prays in order to be holy, or exercises to develop strong pectoral muscles, or learns to be knowledgeable, then a great deal of the benefit is lost. The important thing is to enjoy the activity for its own sake, and to know that what matters is not the result, but the control one is acquiring over one’s attention.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Finding Flow: The Psychology Of Engagement With Everyday Life

Jane Austen
“...the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

“A harmless hilarity and a buoyant cheerfulness are not infrequent concomitants of genius; and we are never more deceived than when we mistake gravity for greatness, solemnity for science, and pomposity for erudition.”
Charles Caleb Colton

Habeeb Akande
“It is sad that people need alcohol to make them happy.”
Habeeb Akande

Anne Brontë
“I possess the faculty of enjoying the company of those I - of my friends as well in silence as in conversation.”
Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Alain de Botton
“Though it may feel otherwise, enjoying life is no more dangerous than apprehending it with continuous anxiety and gloom.”
Alain de Botton

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