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All this fuss about sleeping together. For physical pleasure I'd sooner go to my dentist any day.
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.
A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish.
Who ever said that pleasure wasn't functional?
Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.
A little girl who finds a puzzle frustrating might ask her busy mother (or teacher) for help. The child gets one message if her mother expresses clear pleasure at the request and quite another if mommy responds with a curt 'Don't bother me - I've got important work to do.'
I just like art. I get pure pleasure from it. I have a lot of wonderful paintings, and every time I look at them I see something different.
There is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know.
My loving sister Mary has always shared the pain and pleasure of my heartbeat in a unique and special way. We have sung our sad and warm songs together.
John Henrik Clarke
Work is toil: what one does only to earn a living. If it gives pleasure, it is leisure.
I would like to go and dance in Palestine one day, with great pleasure, great pleasure.
Vampires get the joy of flying around and living forever, werewolves get the joy of animal spirits. But zombies, they're not rich, or aristocratic, they shuffle around. They're a group phenomenon, they're not very fast, they're quite sickly. So what's the pleasure of being one?
Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
All summer, I read fiction because you must read for the pleasure and beauty of it, and not only for research. I don't read thrillers, romance or mystery, and I don't read self-help books because I don't believe in shortcuts and loopholes.
Beauty is no dead thing. It is the manifestation of God in nature. There is not one object in nature untouched by man that is not beautiful, for God's manifestation is beauty. It shines through all His works, and not only in those that may give pleasure to man.
Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence.
You have to pretend that your life is a financial pleasure even when your autographs are bouncing.
As human beings, we are the only organisms that create for the sheer stupid pleasure of doing so. Whether it's laying out a garden, composing a new tune on the piano, writing a bit of poetry, manipulating a digital photo, redecorating a room, or inventing a new chili recipe - we are happiest when we are creating.
I get great pleasure from stuffed foods, from an apple strudel to a vegetable samosa, from a whole roasted bird with a sweet and savoury stuffing to a vine leaf filled with rice and spices.
I've had great pleasure meeting the likes of Newt Gingrich and having a chat with the fellow on a staircase. I found him completely dishonest and totally likeable, because he doesn't care! He knows what a politician is, and he's a perfect embodiment of one.
To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
There are a lot of people with a lot of money, and I'm amazed they don't understand what a great pleasure it can be to give.
Such truth, as opposeth no man's profit, nor pleasure, is to all men welcome.
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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