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I definitely rediscovered reading for pleasure by devoting such a large swath of my time to sitting on airplanes. I am now painfully adept at removing my shoes so as to have the least amount of foot surface area touching an airport floor.
The years after 50 can be a time of great productivity, meaningful work, pleasure, creativity, and innovation. It's a huge opportunity.
Money gives me pleasure all the time.
Daniel Day-Lewis and Sean Penn to me are the two best actors of all time. I'm just glad to have the pleasure to be in an era that they're acting while I'm acting. They're probably the best actors in my mind.
My guilty pleasure is elastic-waisted pants. And reruns of shows I've already seen 400 times on TV.
I love good and pleasure, I hate evil and pain, I want to be happy and I am not mistaken in believing, that people, angels and even demons have those same inclinations.
The puritan hated bear baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
I derive no pleasure from prosecuting a man, even though I know he's guilty; do you think I could sleep at night or look at myself in the mirror in the morning if I hounded an innocent man?
I always cause those who are near to me more suffering than pleasure.
As a little kid in a sometimes hard place, I went to the movies as often as I could. Movies - making them, seeing them - is not something that could ever lose its pleasure for me. That puts them on a short list of things that eternally give me joy - love, family, food, movies.
The only pain in pleasure is the pleasure of the pain.
My guilty pleasure is Flamin' Hot Cheetos.
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 was always a great bundle of energy. As a child, instead of walking, I would run. And so running, which is a pain to a lot of people, was always a pleasure to me because it was so easy.
I didn't get excited by weight loss, and since I was already happy being fat, I couldn't see the point of it all. I'm 6 ft. and weigh about 18 st. or 19 st., but weighing myself is not something I do with much pleasure.
The function of intellect is to provide a means of modifying our reactions to the circumstances of life, so that we may secure pleasure, the symptom of welfare.
I actually find a lot of pleasure in writing lyrics.
It's a great pleasure having survived six generations of TV critics.
Novelty is the great parent of pleasure.
Imagination is Reality Lite - a useful substitute when the real pleasure is inaccessible, too risky, or too much work.
We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience.
Gary L. Francione
Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure.
I think there are different ways of being rigorous, and I am asking people to be as rigorous in their pleasure as in their criticism.
One should never learn from one's mistakes. Making the same mistakes, over and over again, is a source of unremitting pleasure.
If you write satire, the guilty pleasure these days is that there's just so much material about. On the other hand, if you have a family it can be depressing.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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