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To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
Choreography is mentally draining, but there's a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music.
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.
Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
Although all the good arts serve to draw man's mind away from vices and lead it toward better things, this function can be more fully performed by this art, which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure.
If people do not know what is going to make them better off or give them pleasure, then the idea that you can trust people to do what will give them pleasure becomes questionable.
A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion.
As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.
This moment in time, on this tour, you know, I'm discovering a lot of new things. And to be 45 and doing that, it's a mixture of pleasure and pain, I can assure you.
Embrace good smells. No cost, no calories, no energy, no time - a quick hit of pleasure.
The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism, will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning, value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience.
Next to the pleasure of finding a new mistress is that of being rid of an old one.
Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
The book tour has been really interesting and very gratifying. I have not book toured before. I've never had quite as much pleasure, as much satisfaction.
A 'treat' is different from a 'reward,' which must be justified or earned. A treat is a small pleasure or indulgence that we give to ourselves just because we want it. Treats give us greater vitality, which boosts self-control, which helps us maintain our healthy habits.
Show me another pleasure like dinner which comes every day and lasts an hour.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
Mind you, I've always been a very off-message type of fat broad; one who gladly admits she reached the size she is now solely through lack of discipline and love of pleasure, and who rather despises people (except those with proven medical conditions) who pretend that it is generally otherwise.
What our children have to fear is not the cars on the highways of tomorrow but our own pleasure in calculating the most elegant parameters of their deaths.
J. G. Ballard
I guess my guilty pleasure would be listening to the British audio versions of the 'Harry Potter' books.
I never went to a John Wayne movie to find a philosophy to live by or to absorb a profound message. I went for the simple pleasure of spending a couple of hours seeing the bad guys lose.
Idleness allows you to turn a situation from boredom to pleasure.
The mere brute pleasure of reading - the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
I am happy now, to recall that I was not only his son but his companion, and whenever there was a hunting expedition or any other pleasure, I was always with him.
John Philip Sousa
Every single pleasure I can imagine or have experienced is more delightful, more of a pleasure, if you take it in small sips, if you take your time. Reading is not an exception.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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