Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 272
Aesthetic Imagine

There is a certain aesthetic pleasure in trying to imagine the unimaginable and failing, if you are a reader.

- A. S. Byatt

Business My Life

The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business.

- Aaron Burr

Other Same Thing

It's the same thing that drives people to want to experience sexual pleasure or have one too many drinks. We all want to experience the other, and to get out of our daily existence.

- Adam Arkin

Lives His

It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.

- Agnes Repplier

Fact Scientific

I take no pleasure in the fact that the scientific predictions I've relayed to popular audiences turn out to be true.

- Al Gore

Going Go

To make my meal, I go to the market and to the garden, and then I decide what I'm going to do. That's a great pleasure.

- Alain Ducasse

Wet Maybe

People don't understand that it was maybe my biggest pleasure to drive an F1 car when it's wet.

- Alain Prost

Business Handbags

We're in the business of selling pleasure. We don't sell handbags or haute couture. We sell dreams.

- Alain Wertheimer

Love Travelling

Nothing gives me as much pleasure as travelling. I love getting on trains and boats and planes.

- Alan Rickman

Modern Provides

Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.

- Aldous Huxley

Modern Provides

Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.

- Aldous Huxley


What we are only now beginning to fully realize is that in seeking material pleasure too constantly, the capacity for enjoyment or fulfillment decreases and eventually becomes exhausted.

- Alex Campbell

Been Ideal

Pleasure reading has long been an American ideal - generations of schoolchildren have headed home for the summer toting recreational reading lists. But try to pitch it to a group of non-readers, and they quickly become suspicious.

- Alexandra Petri

Night Read

Read everything. Write all the time. And if you can do anything else that gives you equal pleasure and allows you to sleep soundly at night, do that instead. The writing life is an odd one, to say the least.

- Alice McDermott

Work Famous

George Harrison was also a pleasure to work with. He was one of the most famous people I've ever known, but in spite of that fame, he was such a nice and friendly guy.

- Alvin Lee

Very Read

My mother was largely a housewife until she and my father were divorced. No one in the family read for pleasure - it was a very unintellectual household - but my mother did read to us when we were little, and that's how I started to read.

- Andrea Barrett

Doing Archives

I'm not precisely saying that a really good board meeting at the MLA (Museums, Libraries and Archives Coucil) makes me want to go and write poetry, but there is a pleasure in doing that sort of thing well.

- Andrew Motion

Because I Write

I write everything in Courier 12 because I write for publication, not pleasure.

- Andrew Vachss

Some Although

It's not a pleasure torturing actors, although some of them enjoy it.

- Ang Lee

Paid Else

Pleasure that isn't paid for is as insipid as everything else that's free.

- Anita Loos

Guilty Really

I really don't have a guilty pleasure.

- Ann Marie Buerkle

Never Human Being

I'd never had so much pleasure with another human being.

- Anne Bancroft

Lose Like

I like to watch MTV for escapist pleasure, but when I saw Snooki, I saw my twin. I couldn't lose myself in the show anymore because there I was.

- Anne Hathaway

Pain Only

The only pain in pleasure is the pleasure of the pain.

- Anne Rice

Were Likable

I've played parts that were just likable people, and there's a certain pleasure in that. And that's that.

- Annette Bening

Love Beauty

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

- Annie Dillard

Give Loves

Anyone who's a chef, who loves food, ultimately knows that all that matters is: 'Is it good? Does it give pleasure?'

- Anthony Bourdain

Work Enjoy

I believe scientists have a duty to share the excitement and pleasure of their work with the general public, and I enjoy the challenge of presenting difficult ideas in an understandable way.

- Antony Hewish

Soul Variety

Variety is the soul of pleasure.

- Aphra Behn

Love Secret

Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.

- Aphra Behn

Work Puts

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

- Aristotle


Passive pleasure is no pleasure at all.

- Arthur Adamov

Art Frequently

To the man who loves art for its own sake, it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived.

- Arthur Conan Doyle

Woman Destroy

The man of the house can destroy the pleasure of the household, but he cannot make it. That rests with the woman, and it is her greatest privilege.

- Arthur Helps

Pain Clear

It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.

- Arthur Schopenhauer

Always Center

I had the pleasure of working for 'The Late Show' with O'Brien when I was an NBC page at 30 Rockefeller Center, and it was always so much fun.

- Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

Year Half

I worked as President of House of Waris for a year and a half, and Waris is one of my favorite people. He is not only a talented designer but also a warm and genuine person and a pleasure to work with.

- Aslaug Magnusdottir

Escaping Means

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.

- Charles Baudelaire

Terror Cultivated

I have cultivated my hysteria with pleasure and terror.

- Charles Baudelaire

Ever Functional

Who ever said that pleasure wasn't functional?

- Charles Eames

Election Say

As an Englishman, permit me now to say with what pleasure I learnt of the election of Professor Planck and Professor Stark to the Nobel Prizes for the years 1918 and 1919.

- Charles Glover Barkla

Fishing Again

She is such a good friend that she would throw all her acquaintances into the water for the pleasure of fishing them out again.

- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Celebrate Frida

It is a real pleasure to collaborate with Frida Giannini and Gucci to celebrate one of the House's most elegant symbols: the horsebit.

- Charlotte Casiraghi

Wife Nothing

I do have hobbies - I garden and bike, for example - but there's nothing in the world that gives me even a fraction of the pleasure that I derive from hanging around with my wife and daughter.

- Chris Bohjalian

Young Some

Kristen Bell is one of my best friends. I've had the pleasure of working with some really great people, and Kristen is just a beautiful, talented young lady.

- Chris Lowell

Pain High

High heels are pleasure with pain.

- Christian Louboutin

Someone Always

It's always a pleasure to talk about someone else's work.

- Chuck Close

Always Follows

I always have this sense of food as triangular, in that one point is nourishment, one point is connection, and one point is pleasure, and I always come at it from the pleasure and connection points, and the nourishment follows.

- Crescent Dragonwagon

Art Essence

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.

- Dale Carnegie

Honest Working

I've got to be honest, there's no pleasure when you're working.

- Dana Plato

More Becomes

Pleasure becomes a value, a teleological end in itself. It's probably more Western than U.S. per se.

- David Foster Wallace

Art Alive

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.

- David McCullough

Love Doing

Nothing is my guiltiest pleasure. I love it. I love doing it. I love planning to do it, I love loafing and pottering and chilling and daydreaming.

- David Morrissey


I'm acting for the pleasure of it.

- David Morse

More Paying

When you eat mindfully, by paying attention to what you eat, you get more pleasure with fewer calories.

- Dean Ornish

Lucky Play

Fred Astaire was retired when he worked in 'The Pleasure of His Company.' They were lucky to get him to play the father part.

- Debbie Reynolds

Values Similar

Now I am married to a man who is a partner and friend. We come from similar backgrounds and share values and interests. It is a continual source of pleasure to talk to him.

- Deborah Tannen

Son Guilty

'Project Runway' was my guilty pleasure while my son was napping or nursing.

- Debra Messing

Listening Play

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.

- Jim Sullivan

Reading Should

Reading should be a pleasure, not a chore.

- Joan Rivers

Too Much Like

I am a gourmand. I like to eat. When I have something that I like, I tend to have too much of it. That is a guilty pleasure.

- Joel Robuchon

Humility Virtues

The great pleasure that comes from reading poets such as Mark Doty and Marianne Moore is the realisation that the essential virtues - compassion, wonder, humility, respect for the mysterious - are far from conventionally heroic.

- John Burnside

Finance See

Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in.

- John D. Rockefeller

Diversified None

Pleasure is none, if not diversified.

- John Donne

Change Having

Food is intensely pleasurable, and people are afraid that if they change the way they eat, they'll stop having pleasure.

- John Mackey

Extra Geriatric

There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.

- John Mortimer

Go League

It is now a pleasure to go to any of the Premier League grounds. They are so welcoming, not just to me but to all the broadcasters - all media, really, you have to say.

- John Motson

News Almost

It is with great pleasure that I see the political system of almost every power in Europe changing in our favor since the news of our late successes.

- John Paul Jones

Pain Else

Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain.

- John Selden

Freedom Pain

Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends.

- John Stuart Mill

Pain Proportion

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.

- John Stuart Mill

Smallest Before

Man is so muddled, so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes, that every day even the most submissive believer can be seen to risk the torments of the afterlife for the smallest pleasure.

- Joseph de Maistre

Simple Day To Day

I grew up around people that enjoyed life day to day and found pleasure in simple things.

- Josh Turner

Work T

Ice T was just a pleasure to work with. He was a smart gentleman.

- Judd Nelson

Work Dessert

Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert.

- B. C. Forbes

Painting Anguish

Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish.

- Balthus

Want Made

I want to thank all of the fans and media who made playing in the NFL such a wonderful experience. I have had the pleasure of meeting many of them.

- Barry Sanders

Deep Magic

When I'm in 'Man vs. Wild' mode, it's not pleasure. Every sensor is firing and I'm on reserve power all the time and I'm digging deep - and that's the magic of it as well, and that's raw and it's great.

- Bear Grylls

Guilty Sugar

My guilty pleasure is sugar.

- Behati Prinsloo

Bed Next

It's lonely to listen to the pleasure of others, not that I've made a habit of that kind of eavesdropping. There's joy and passion in the next room, in the next bed, but it's not yours.

- Ben Marcus

Buying Himself

Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.

- Benjamin Franklin

Large Lives

He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.

- Benjamin Franklin

Ahead Many

Now that I near 80, I realize with wistful pleasure that on many occasions I was 10, 20, 40, even 50 years ahead of my time.

- Benoit Mandelbrot

Most Ultimate

The ultimate pleasure of architecture lies in the most forbidden parts of the architectural act, where limits are perverted and prohibitions are transgressed.

- Bernard Tschumi

Knowledge Gained

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.

- Bertrand Russell

Work Some

The pleasure of work is open to anyone who can develop some specialised skill, provided that he can get satisfaction from the exercise of his skill without demanding universal applause.

- Bertrand Russell

Work Living

Work is both my living and my pleasure.

- Harlan Howard

Treat Like

It was such a pleasure to work with Eugene Levy. What a treat. That's a guy I grew up watching as a kid. Guys like that, they were hilarious and didn't have to be super vile or X-rated.

- Harland Williams

Desperate Here

In LA, I mean, here's this place full of desperate and sad people who take their only pleasure from destroying others for the purposes of their own self-aggrandizement.

- Heather Donahue

Love Game

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.

- Helen Wills Moody

Like Very

Working is actually a pleasure. It's just very time-consuming. It's a way of life. I find that I can work when I travel and work when I run. There is nothing like, on a rainy day, to work.

- Helmut Jahn

Side Like

I have, in my partner George Roberts, a person who is the most wonderful man in the world to me. He's like a brother to me. Creating with him, being side by side with him, in whatever we try to do, is a real pleasure to me.

- Henry Kravis

Hats Wearing

For me, it's just a pleasure to be out in the community wearing my Ducks logo on shirts and hats and so forth in representing the team.

- Henry Samueli

Health Individual

Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.

- Henry St. John

Book About

Child! Do not throw this book about; refrain from the unholy pleasure of cutting all the pictures out.

- Hilaire Belloc

Money Me

Money gives me pleasure all the time.

- Hilaire Belloc

Head Own

Alexander at the head of the world never tasted the true pleasure that boys of his own age have enjoyed at the head of a school.

- Horace Walpole

Will Happen

Of course, there are many, many musicians whose music gives me pleasure, but until I make contact with them, musically or personally, I never assume that anything wonderful will happen.

- Hugh Hopper

Purpose Very

It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.

- Hugo Black


I do have a childlike enthusiasm at times. I certainly enjoy life and get pleasure sometimes in childish things.

- Brian Baumgartner