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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 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.
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 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.
Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure.
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
Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do.
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.
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.
It is one of man's curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them.
Joseph de Maistre
There's only one test of a great children's book, or a great children's film, and that is this: If it can be read or viewed with pleasure by adults, then it has the chance to be a great children's film, or a great children's book.
In fact, 95% of the people in my films have been nothing less than a pleasure to work with.
Several years ago, when I was about to start a novel, I thought I might get some mileage out of the idea of a civilization in which people somehow felt - that is, they shared - all the pain and all the pleasure they caused one another.
Octavia E. Butler
Now that I near 80, I realize with wistful pleasure that on many occasions I was 10, 20, 40, even 50 years ahead of my time.
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.
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.
Only where there is sentient life can there be feelings of pleasure and pain, sorrow or joy.
Pain adds rest unto pleasure, and teaches the luxury of health.
Martin Farquhar Tupper
I have never been able to read Agatha Christie - the pleasure is purely in the puzzle, and the reader is toyed with by someone who didn't decide herself who the killer was until the end of the writing.
A. S. Byatt
Poetry was one of the things that interested me most as I was growing up. I used to write it in my head all the time. I still think the very greatest pleasure in life is to write a poem.
The key to thrillers is vicarious pleasure.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
C. S. Lewis
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