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I still sing, but completely for my own pleasure. I play a nightclub singer in 'Sparkle,' but I'd like to pursue it a bit more. I sang at a friend's 60th at Claridge's the other month; I did 'Baby It's Cold Outside' with the actor Hilton McRae, and 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.'
Half the pleasure of solitude comes from having with us some friend to whom we can say how sweet solitude is.
You think 24-7 when you're a creative person. And I find pleasure in everything - if I'm in a flea market, I'm there on my downtime, but I'm also there searching for the collection. I don't separate the two.
Everyone says Oscar Wilde was a dandy, but he wasn't - he was an aesthete. He took pleasure in food and stuff like that. Dandyism is much more austere - much more Calvinistic, more neurotic - it oscillates between narcissism and neurosis.
I'm more of a handbag girl; my guilty pleasure is bags. I don't even have a clue how many I own.
Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
Henry David Thoreau
I have never been able to renounce the light, the pleasure of being, and the freedom in which I grew up.
Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.
The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride.
It is not known precisely where angels dwell whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.
Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love.
H. L. Mencken
Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.
Seemingly, man has learned to live without God, preoccupied and indifferent toward Him and concerned only about material security and pleasure.
Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.
Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.
There are not a few among the disciples of charity who require, in their vocation, scarcely less excitement than the votaries of pleasure in theirs.
The pleasure of work is open to anyone who can develop some specialised skill, provided that he can get satisfaction from the exercise of his skill without demanding universal applause.
It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.
To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure.
Honore de Balzac
Reading should be a pleasure, not a chore.
If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
Leonardo da Vinci
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