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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.
I spent my entire Irish Catholic youth in a constant state of guilt over imaginary sins. I learned that nothing is a sin as long as you don't take pleasure from it.
We are washed both on coming into the world and on going out of it, and we take no pleasure from the first washing nor any profit from the last.
I might be like a conductor, or I collect the stuff together and I do a lot of my own writing. But what is a pleasure is the whole creative thing in which we're all excavating and trying to find something.
You have to give people the pleasure of giving you.
I'll still try to nail acting jobs, but with 'Eastbound,' creating it is what gives me the ultimate pleasure at the end of the day.
Finding people who get enormous pleasure from reading books is a more and more unusual experience, and so writers just so much want to be heard.
25 years ago, when I started in New York, I had the pleasure to cook for Andy Warhol. At the time, I could have traded art for food - I should have done so, because I could get his work for nothing!
I take so much pleasure at seeing customers who are happy: happy with what they eat, but happy with their friends and sharing a great moment together, and I think that is more important in life than the endless pursuit of perfection.
I'm not shy, not reclusive, not any of those things, but the idea of a day in front of me when I have nothing to do, is just, oh what pleasure!
Ordinarily pleasure and pain are regarded as different from sensations.
Cooking for my family is always a pleasure when I'm able to do it. My favorite thing to make is really whatever my kids ask for on any given day. It's more about being with them and doing something together.
Business is difficult. But it could be approached two ways: Seriously, or with the same way you're doing your job, with entertainment aspect, with pleasure, with fun.
My first dream was to travel. I was attracted to different places, different colors of skin, different food. When I was 18 in 1977, I went to Europe with my accordion and discovered the pleasure of entertaining people.
These are the people who do studies that your carry-out Chinese meals are saturated in fat. I'd just like to meet them! I mean, what do they do for pleasure?
Robert M. Parker, Jr.
What we are only now beginning to fully realize is that in seeking material pleasure too constantly, the capacity for enjoyment or fulfillment decreases and eventually becomes exhausted.
We all know we're going to die one day, but who wants to think about it? What's sustainable is joy, pleasure and freedom.
If you ask people if they enjoy crime novels, they'll say, 'Oh, my guilty pleasure is...' then name a really brilliant crime writer.
I work in a medium where I get to be totally invisible and I get great pleasure from that, being a pretty self-conscious person.
Watching 'Scandal' is a fun and exciting guilty pleasure, which is how I imagine most real scandals start out.
I write everything in Courier 12 because I write for publication, not pleasure.
I find pleasure in things that are simple.
It's a pleasure to play my sister because everything I've accused her of my whole life, I can now re-enact before her eyes.
In 2003, I had the pleasure of acting in three films.
To my great surprise and pleasure, I have had dinner with most of the people living with whom I would like to have dinner.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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