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My guilty pleasure is elastic-waisted pants. And reruns of shows I've already seen 400 times on TV.
I confess that reading proofs is a pleasure. It stimulates and inspires me.
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.
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.
Eroticism has its own moral justification because it says that pleasure is enough for me; it is a statement of the individual's sovereignty.
Mario Vargas Llosa
I actually find a lot of pleasure in writing lyrics.
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.
It's rare for me to read any fiction. I almost only read nonfiction. I don't believe in guilty pleasures, I only believe in pleasures. People who call reading detective fiction or eating dessert a guilty pleasure make me want to puke.
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.
I do get pleasure from very inconsequential things, like shopping for clothes.
The pleasure of writing fiction is that you are always spotting some new approach, an alternative way of telling a story and manipulating characters; the novel is such a wonderfully flexible form.
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
Novelty is the great parent of pleasure.
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.
The industrial society... recognises nothing except the power to acquire... No other kind of hope or satisfaction or pleasure can any longer be envisaged within the culture of capitalism.
When I portray Stabler, I have to shave every day and cut my hair every week! And then, I really like to change my looks for films like 'Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle' where I have the pleasure of playing the ugliest man in the world.
Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent.
It is my pleasure to support a candidate who truly reflects our values and highest ideals.
Imagination is Reality Lite - a useful substitute when the real pleasure is inaccessible, too risky, or too much work.
A scientist worthy of his name, about all a mathematician, experiences in his work the same impression as an artist; his pleasure is as great and of the same nature.
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.
One should never learn from one's mistakes. Making the same mistakes, over and over again, is a source of unremitting pleasure.
I began directing episodes, which was a great light every couple of months. We never short-changed our audience, but it became something that you had to work at rather than something that was a pleasure.
Only where there is sentient life can there be feelings of pleasure and pain, sorrow or joy.
This object that we hold in our hands, a book... that tactile pleasure, it's just not going to go away.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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