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Pleasure Quotes

Pleasure and happiness are desired by one and all. We strive towards achieving enjoyment in our respective lives. Work ceases to be work when we experience joy performing it. Similarly a random relationship or a food item etc sometimes bring pleasure to our lives and make us cheerful. Pleasurable objects are our weak points since they are so attractive. Valuable wisdom is imparted in the following quotes on pleasure and delight. Read the next section carefully to understand the quotations.

Leonardo da Vinci

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

Aaron Burr

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

Omar Khayyam

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.

Nora Roberts

I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure.

Martin Sheen

It is my pleasure to support a candidate who truly reflects our values and highest ideals.

Andrew Jackson

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder

Kourtney Kardashian

Interior decor is my guilty pleasure. If I'm going to splurge on something, it's more for my home than for clothes.

Alan Watts

We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.

Helen Rowland

A man snatches the first kiss, pleads for the second, demands the third, takes the fourth, accepts the fifth - and endures all the rest.

Edinson Cavani

I play for pleasure, for the passion that I have as a football player.

Christian Bale

The only thing that I'm obsessed with is sleeping, and actually, it is more than an obsession, it is a pleasure.

Salvador Dali

Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.

John Dryden

There is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know.

William Butler Yeats

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.

John Belushi

I give so much pleasure to so many people. Why can I not get some pleasure for myself?

Bertrand Russell

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.

Omar Khayyam

Oh, the brave music of a distant drum!

I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.

Dominic Thiem

It was a big pleasure to play a Grand Slam match on my birthday.

Thomas Hobbes

Such truth, as opposeth no man's profit, nor pleasure, is to all men welcome.

Muhammad Ali

There are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win.

Stanley Kubrick

I never learned anything at all in school and didn't read a book for pleasure until I was 19 years old.

Omar Khayyam

My friend, let's not think of tomorrow, but let's enjoy this fleeting moment of life.

Bhagat Singh

L. Ram Saran Das was a member of the revolutionary party which was held responsible for many a violent deed. But this by no means proves that revolutionaries are bloodthirsty monsters, seeking pleasure in destruction.


The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.

Samuel Johnson

There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain.

Charles Lamb

The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.

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Rhea Chakraborty

It's always a pleasure and a blissful experience to work with Yash Raj Films banner.

Hillaire Belloc

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


Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

Hillaire Belloc

Money gives me pleasure all the time.

Charles Baudelaire

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.

Roman Reigns

It was an absolute pleasure just to be able to tell my grandkids, 'Yep. I Superman-punched Vince McMahon right in the face twice.' You can put that on my mantle.

John D. Rockefeller

I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.

John Stuart Mill

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

William S. Burroughs

Perhaps all pleasure is only relief.

Lord Byron

Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; men love in haste but they detest at leisure.

Groucho Marx

A woman is an occasional pleasure but a cigar is always a smoke.

Matt Damon

I was never that much a focus of interest that I became a 'thing' at an earlier point in my career. I'm aware of having become a 'thing' now, which doesn't give me a lot of pleasure.

Guy Ritchie

In fact, 95% of the people in my films have been nothing less than a pleasure to work with.

Walt Disney

Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.

Al Gore

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

Dale Carnegie

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

John Stuart Mill

All desirable things... are desirable either for the pleasure inherent in themselves, or as a means to the promotion of pleasure and the prevention of pain.

Samuel Johnson

Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.

Hermann Hesse

The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire.

Sigmund Freud

The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us - of becoming happy - is not attainable: yet we may not - nay, cannot - give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other.

John Stuart Mill

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.

Marcel Proust

Lies are essential to humanity. They are perhaps as important as the pursuit of pleasure and moreover are dictated by that pursuit.

Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree.

Charles Baudelaire

The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due, not only to the beauty it can be clothed in, but also to its essential quality of being the present.

Edgar Allan Poe

That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.

Martin Luther

The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride.

Simone Weil

A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams.

Marcel Proust

People can have many different kinds of pleasure. The real one is that for which they will forsake the others.

Mahatma Gandhi

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.

Kylian Mbappe

When I was younger, there were players who gave me pleasure, and now I'm in that role.

Harrison Ford

I was never that much a focus of interest in my career. I'm aware of that now, which doesn't give me a lot of pleasure.

George Santayana

The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on her character.

Rachael Stirling

I take pleasure in discovering resourcefulness inside me.

Celine Dion

When you're a parent, you sing better. It becomes a pure pleasure, rather than something I have to do.

Aldous Huxley

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

Samuel Johnson

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.

Charles Baudelaire

I have cultivated my hysteria with pleasure and terror.

Michel de Montaigne

No pleasure has any savor for me without communication.

Charles Dickens

There are not a few among the disciples of charity who require, in their vocation, scarcely less excitement than the votaries of pleasure in theirs.

Aldous Huxley

Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.

Ambrose Bierce

Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.

Honoré de Balzac

To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.

Gertrude Stein

One does not get better but different and older and that is always a pleasure.

Anne Hathaway

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.

Lord Byron

I know that two and two make four - and should be glad to prove it too if I could - though I must say if by any sort of process I could convert 2 and 2 into five it would give me much greater pleasure.

Charles Baudelaire

What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense.

Honoré de Balzac

In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.

William Gibson

I read a great deal of science fiction with consummate pleasure between, say, the ages of 12 and 16. Then I got away from it. In my mid- to late 20s, I started trying to write it.

I still derive immense pleasure from remembering how many hod-carrying brickies were encouraged to put on lurex tights and mince up and down the high street, having been assured by know-it-alls like me that a smidgen of blusher really attracted the birds.

Joseph Addison

To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement.

Eric Hoffer

There is probably an element of malice in our readiness to overestimate people - we are, as it were, laying up for ourselves the pleasure of later cutting them down to size.

Ernest Hemingway

Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure, only death can stop it.

Death Writing
Debbie Reynolds

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

Samuel Johnson

The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.

Angela Merkel

Whenever I was able to work with Hillary Clinton, it was a great pleasure.

Eric Hoffer

The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless. It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves.

Aldous Huxley

Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.

Victor Hugo

Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.

Yoko Ono

Having a son is not all pleasure.

Give a little love to a child and you will get a great deal back.

There is pleasure when a sore is scratched, But to be without sores is more pleasurable still. Just so, there are pleasures in worldly desires, But to be without desires is more pleasurable still.

Well pleaseth me the sweet time of Easter That maketh the leaf and the flower come out.