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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.
There is a certain aesthetic pleasure in trying to imagine the unimaginable and failing, if you are a reader.
A. S. Byatt
More and more, I enjoy hearing people who are good at their instruments and who've found a distinctive voice. In death metal, a lot of guys are Eddie Van Halen disciples, but they take his style to really expressionistic places. It's a real pleasure for me to hear people pushing their craft.
I'm a big believer that you can try to change the world based on philosophy, doctrine, and belief. But I think the thing that really drives the world is hedonism, the pleasure factor.
Sometimes, early in their careers, chefs make the mistake of adding one too many things to a plate to get attention. If a chef is just coming up with wiz-bang gimmicks on their plate, that has nothing to do with bringing real pleasure to people.
The critic has to do more of what the book critics and art critics have done in the past. Which is give you a context for understanding the restaurant, give you a better way to appreciate it, give you the tools to go in there and be a more informed diner who can get more pleasure out of the experience.
I was brought up a Catholic, so I take no pleasure in guilt.
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.
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.
Ordinarily pleasure and pain are regarded as different from sensations.
I've got to be honest, there's no pleasure when you're working.
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.
Like everybody at that age, I read an awful lot of pulp fiction. But at the same time, I also read quite a bit of history and read that as much for pleasure as part of a curriculum.
It seems astonishing to be paid for indulging in pure pleasure. For me to go to Coburg is rather as if a trainspotter was sent for a few weeks to Swindon or a chocoholic asked on holiday by Green and Black.
A. N. Wilson
And going into my studio at night, particularly at night when everybody's asleep, is just a total pleasure for me.
Pleasure does not equal happiness; it's part of happiness.
Ian K. Smith
I'm acting for the pleasure of it.
Give yourself pleasure; see your friends; go to the movies.
Everything people say about grandparenthood is true - it is pleasure without responsibility. It is unquestioned love.
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.
Besides merely some pleasure that we get out of the combinations of pitches together and lines, I think that there is some satisfaction that we get in the fact of having this diffuse thing organized very concretely and put onto a frame and have it actually decided.
Part of the transaction between writer and reader is the pleasure of building a community and encouraging people to play along.
The great pleasure for me in writing short stories is the fierce, elegant challenge.
Sorry, but there is no pleasure in finding new ways of saying the same stuff about projects which tanked.
When I am reading for research and making notes, I use a cleverly designed curved lap-desk, and I sit up dutifully, mindful of ergonomics and suchlike concepts. When reading for pleasure, I take advantage of the 'recline' in recliner.
Guy Gavriel Kay
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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