Simple Pleasures Quotes

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Nora Ephron
“I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally

Emma Goldman
“I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.”
Emma Goldman

Walt Whitman
“A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.”
Walt Whitman

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Sometimes, the simple things are more fun and meaningful than all the banquets in the world ...”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

“The greatest challenge in life is to be our own person and accept that being different is a blessing and not a curse. A person who knows who they are lives a simple life by eliminating from their orbit anything that does not align with his or her overriding purpose and values. A person must be selective with their time and energy because both elements of life are limited.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Amor Towles
“Uncompromising purpose and the search for eternal truth have an unquestionable sex appeal for the young and high-minded; but when a person loses the ability to take pleasure in the mundane--in the cigarette on the stoop or the gingersnap in the bath--she had probably put herself in unnecessary danger.”
Amor Towles, Rules of Civility

Alan Bradley
“Simple pleasures are best.”
Alan Bradley, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Cassandra Clare
“Magnus had been alive hundreds of years himself, and yet the simplest things could turn a day into a jewel, and a succession of days into a glittering chain that went on and on. Here was the simplest thing: a pretty girl liked him, and the day shone.”
Cassandra Clare, Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale

Thea Devine
“...Tea. There is nothing saner than tea, he thought. ... Tea was the great leveler. It brought calm, quiet, contentment, warmth. And it was something to do.
.....Tea-- so normal, so mundane, so hot...
...The heat and scent of it permeated his head and cleared his mind. He understood completely the attraction of ceremonies grounded in the ritual of drinking tea.
It required both caution and abandonment of the senses. It demanded that you move into it slowly and savor the moment. And it rewarded you with warmth and delicacy of taste and refreshment.
And after you were done, it could parse out your future.”
Thea Devine

Mackenzi Lee
“I think I want a house of my own," I start, the words a discovery as they leave my mouth. "Something small, so I don't have much housework, but enough room for a proper library. I want a lot of books. And I wouldn't mind a good old dog to walk with me. And a bakery I go to every morning where they know my name.”
Mackenzi Lee, The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy

Thomas Lloyd Qualls
“The simplest things are overlooked. And yet, it is the simplest things that are the most essential.”
Thomas Lloyd Qualls, Painted Oxen

Romain Gary
“For a few minutes I tried to empty my mind entirely, to concentrate solely on breathing: sometimes it’s useful to rediscover simpler pleasures of life.”
Romain Gary

Avijeet Das
“The simple pleasures of life give us lasting satisfaction.”
Avijeet Das

Margaret H. Oliver
“The most pleasurable things we do
Are not always priced so high
Like listening to a young child laugh
Or looking at the sky”
Margaret H. Oliver, A Woman's Place: The Complete Poetry Collection of Margaret Oliver

Lisa Kleypas
“Mr. Severin smiled, tiny constellations of reflected chandelier lights glinting in his eyes. "Since I've told you about my tastes... what are yours?"
Cassandra looked down at her folded hands in her lap. "I like trivial things, mostly," she said with a self-deprecating laugh. "Handiwork, such as embroidery, knitting, and needlepoint. I sketch and paint a little. I like naps and teatime, and taking a lazy stroll on a sunny day, and reading books on a rainy afternoon. But I would like two have my own family someday, and... I want to help other people far more than I'm able to now. I take baskets of food and medicine to tenants and acquaintances in the village, but that's not enough. I want to provide real help to people who need it." She sighed shortly. "I suppose that's not very interesting. Pandora's the exciting, amusing twin, the one people remember. I've always been... well, the one who's not Pandora.”
Lisa Kleypas, Chasing Cassandra

“Shopping is a wonderful stress reliever, so take your loved ones shopping.

Shop for experience;
Shop for knowledge;
Shop for awe;
Shop for memories that will last you a lifetime.”
Erwin D. Maramat

Avijeet Das
“And we will lie down on the ground and have conversations with the grasses and the flowers.”
Avijeet Das

Lynne Ewing
“This is heaven- sunshine, coffee, and muffin."
"You're so different from everyone else," he teased.
"How so?" she asked, and took another eager bite.
"Other girls are so worried about the way they look."
"What?" She sprayed out part of the muffin and coffee. "What's wrong with the way I look?"
"Nothing," he answered, but there was amusement in his eyes. "You look great."
She handed back the muffin and the coffee, wiping her mouth with the back of her hand. "Then why did you say I don't worry about the way I look?"
"I just mean other girls spend hours in front of the mirror and you obviously don't. You seem like the right kind of person to go on adventures with," he answered in a dreamy kind of way. "That's what I want to do. Go on a dig, maybe. Wouldn't you like to uncover mummies or discover an unknown temple in the jungles of Cambodia?"
"Why?" she asked with a rising sense of uneasiness. "When you're safe and at home, adventures might seem like fun, but when you're living them, they're not."
"I thought you'd enjoy roughing it," he explained. "You don't seem to care about appearances.”
Lynne Ewing, The Lost One

Marisa de los Santos
“It was what Joseph had missed most during the war, all the small, scattered pieces of the precious and luminous ordinary, evidence that life insists on continuing.”
Marisa de los Santos, I'll Be Your Blue Sky

Liz Braswell
“Some readers might well be curious: was Nana upset at being left home from all these adventures- school, Never Land, doings with pirates and pixies?
No, she was a dog, with dog dreams. Few things made her happier than the stories in her own head when she was hunkered down in front of a warm fire with a full belly.
She would have appreciated some gratitude, however, for time well served. Perhaps a nice juicy steak on her birthday and Christmas- and maybe the occasional Tuesday as a welcome surprise.”
Liz Braswell, Straight On Till Morning

Jo Jakeman
“She ventured out of the village that morning for what her mum would have called life's little luxuries. A soft gray dressing gown, a matching towel, and bubble bath promising the healing properties of sea kelp. Charlie knew there wasn't a big enough bottle enough to heal her wounds, but she was willing to begin the process. Penderrion was getting to her if she thought that anything with "sea" in the title could be soothing instead of threatening.”
Jo Jakeman, Safe House

Jocelyn Green
“For a few moments, the women sat together in companionable quiet, the only sounds that of birdsong and hoofbeats and wagon wheels from outside. The dough rounding between Vienne's palms was smooth and soft, and the sight of the rolls filling the pan Paulette set on the table offered a certain satisfaction. Life remained complex and unreliable, but this was simple and predictable. A comfort.”
Jocelyn Green, A Refuge Assured

Kate Morton
As a side note- don't you find it remarkable, Katy, that the whole world can be involved in this madness we call war, and all the while the flowers and the bees and the seasons keep on doing what they must, wise but never weary in their wait for humanity to come to its senses and remember the beauty of life? It is queer, but my love and longing for the world are always deepened by my absence from it; it's wondrous, don't you think, that a person can swing from despair to gleeful hunger, and that even during these dark days there is happiness to be found in the smallest things?
Kate Morton, The Secret Keeper

“Every pleasure I’ve had, I owe in some way to the sweetness of fruits.”
Marjory Sheba

“Every pleasure I’ve had, I owe, in some way to the sweetness of fruits.”
Marjory Sheba

“Every pleasure I’ve had I owe, in some way, to the sweetness of fruits.”
Marjory Sheba

Anthon St. Maarten
“Without the simple joys there can be no gratitude.”
Anthon St. Maarten

“The only difference between an extraordinary life and an ordinary one is the extraordinary pleasures you find in ordinary things.”
Veronique Vienne, The Art of Imperfection: Simple Ways to Make Peace with Yourself

“Be concerned trading the simple way of life for the popular - popularity can betray the best of us.”
Bert McCoy

Krupa Ge
“I have been hiding. I have called it waiting so
far. But waiting is really hiding. Some days I worry that I
will die in hiding. That I will go, not even having lived the
glorious richness of an ordinary life filled with routines.”
Krupa Ge, What We Know About Her

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