Quotes About Pleasures

Quotes tagged as "pleasures" (showing 1-30 of 41)
John Green
“Without pain, how could we know joy?' This is an old argument in the field of thinking about suffering and its stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries but suffice it to say that the existence of broccoli does not, in any way, affect the taste of chocolate.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

L.M. Montgomery
“After all," Anne had said to Marilla once, "I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

Jane Austen
“Why not seize the pleasure at once? -- How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!”
Jane Austen, Emma

Roman Payne
“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, Rooftop Soliloquy

Marcel Proust
“She poured out Swann's tea, inquired "Lemon or cream?" and, on his answering "Cream, please," said to him with a laugh: "A cloud!" And as he pronounced it excellent, "You see, I know just how you like it." This tea had indeed seemed to Swann, just as it seemed to her; something precious, and love has such a need to find some justification for itself, some guarantee of duration, in pleasures which without it would have no existence and must cease with its passing.”
Marcel Proust, Swann's Way

John Green
“Why are you looking at me like that?"
Augustus half smiled. "Because you`re beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to deny myself the simpler pleasures of existence.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Amaka Imani Nkosazana
“Idolatry happens when you worship or praise anything excessively to the point of causing you to believe it reigns supreme. All things on this earth are temporal, even your very own desires. Be careful that you do not create idols to worship.”
Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Sweet Destiny

Charles Bukowski
“the pleasures of the damned
are limited to brief moments
of happiness:
like eyes in the look of a dog,
like a square of wax,
like a fire taking city hall,
the county,
the continent,
like fire taking the hair
of maidens and monsters;
and hawks buzzing in peach trees,
the sea running between their claws,
Time
drunk and damp,
everything burning,
everything wet,
everything fine.”
Charles Bukowski

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Far more important than the tribulations and heartaches, the thrills, merriment, and pleasures of life is what you learn from it all. It isn't the tunnel we pass through that matters, it's what emerges on the other side.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

Arthur Schopenhauer
“It is really most absurd to wish to turn this scene of misery into a pleasure spot and set ourselves the goal of achieving pleasures and joys instead of freedom from pain, as so many do. Those who, with too gloomy a gaze, regard this world as a kind of hell and, accordingly, are only concerned with procuring a fireproof room in it, are much less mistaken. The fool runs after the pleasures of life and sees himself cheated; the sage avoids evils.”
Arthur Schopenhauer, Parerga and Paralipomena

Thomas McGuane
“They were unironic enthusiasts for all the mass pleasures the culture offered: television, NASCAR, cruises, Disney World, sports, celebrity gossip, and local politics. Szabo often wished that he could be as well adjusted as Melinda's family, but he would have had to be medicated to pursue her list of pleasures.”
Thomas McGuane

“There are so many ways to seek and find pleasure, but only one way to search and gain happiness; which is through your mind.”
Edmond Mbiaka

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The vanities of life:pleasure, possession, position and power.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Stefan Zweig
“A well-chosen tie could make me almost merry; a good book, an excursion in a motor car or an hour with a woman left me fully satisfied. It particularly pleased me to ensure that this way of life, like a faultlessly correct suit of English tailoring, did not make me conspicuous in any way. I believe I was considered pleasant company, I was popular and welcome in society, and most who knew me called me a happy man.”
Stefan Zweig, The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig

Linda Tirado
“I will never not be poor, so what does it matter if I don't pay a thing and a half this week instead of just one thing? It's not like the sacrifice will result in improved circumstances; the thing holding me back isn't that I blow five bucks at Wendy's. It's that now that I have proven that I am a Poor Person that is all that I am or ever will be. It is not worth it to me to live a bleak life devoid of small pleasures so that one day I can make a single large purchase. I will never have large pleasures to hold on to. There's a certain pull to live what bits of life you can while there's money in your pocket, because no matter how responsible you are you will be broke in three days anyway. When you never have enough money it ceases to have meaning. I imagine having a lot of it is the same thing.”
Linda Tirado, Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America

Vladislav Krapivin
“- Людям кажется, что они достигли желанных высот бытия, у них всё есть и теперь настала эра удовольствий... И всё отдётся в жертву удовольствиям: науки, открытия, смысл жизни. Любовь стала развлечением на час... Нормальные семьи настолько редки, что скоро их будут заносить в Красную книгу.
(Кантор - Ёжики - Матвею Радомиру)”
Vladislav Krapivin, Застава на Якорном поле. Крик петуха.

Ron Baratono
“I’m surrounding by beautiful sounds, my son singing in his room and a gentle rain. There are so many simple pleasures God gives us we just have to listen for them.”
Ron Baratono

Harold Bloom
“Reading well is one of the great pleasures
that solitude can afford you, because it is
at least in my experience, the most healing of pleasures.”
Harold Bloom

“Happiness is a mystery in the minds of many because they keep expecting to attain it from experiences that create pleasures.”
Edmond Mbiaka

Girdhar Joshi
“He had learnt how to feign pleasure in a state of pain; how to feign a rosy picture if there was a gloomy affair; how to feign profits when there were losses. And the art of feigning benefited him in his life, at least in business...”
Girdhar Joshi, Some Mistakes Have No Pardon

Israelmore Ayivor
“People lose their pleasures because they "don't care". Others misuse their treasures because they "care less". If you'll win, you must care!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Let go of temporary pleasures for a permanent joy.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Sammy Sutton
“The World has not evolved into what it is today to specifically meet my pleasures.”
Sammy Sutton

Ljupka Cvetanova
“The wind is blowing. Don’t bend if you want to please him.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

“There is no pleasure that I haven't made myself sick on.”
Philip Seymour Hoffman

Torron-Lee Dewar
“Robbing ourselves of the great pleasures in life only makes us perform worse. We need to be happy, and do things we like doing if we want to excel in whatever it is we're focusing on.”
Torron-Lee Dewar, 50 Ways to Become a Better Choreographer

“Tel est toujours le plaisir :
Il excite ceux qui en jouissent
Et comme un essaim d'abeilles,
Une fois répandu son doux miel,
Il disparaît et blesse les cœurs
D'une piqûre sans douceur.”
Boèce, Consolation de La Philosophie

“One of the pleasures of adulthood is saying nothing when you have nothing to say.”
Mary-Claire van Leunen, A Handbook for Scholars

Israelmore Ayivor
“The world will lose its treasures if everyone depends on someone to think for him/her! The world will lose its pleasures if everyone depends on someone to make him/her happy!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

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