Quotes and Sayings about Delight



"That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?"
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Father, Man, Misery, Motive, Will)

"That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Delight, Expectation, Profit)

"Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Age, Life, Success, Time, Work, Day, Old, Play, Will, Worth, Youth)

"I know not if the dark or bright shall be by lot; if that wherein my hopes delight be best or not."
- Henry Alford
(Related: Delight)

"Only when your consciousness is totally focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Consciousness, Delight)

"As we moved along in a little procession, I was delighted with the illumination of the streets. So many lamps, and they burned until morning, my father said, and so people did not need to carry lanterns."
- Mary Antin
(Related: Father, People)

"A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: Soul, Eye, Understanding, Woman)

"Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Peace, Delight, Desire, Mind)

"Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god."
- Aristotle
(Related: God, Solitude)

"Well, in the sense that we do not tour or record together anymore - then I suppose not. But if our old recordings get heard more we shall be delighted."
- Peter Asher
(Related: Old, Sense)

"The true delight is in the finding out rather than in the knowing."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Delight)

"Every one knows, that the mind will not be kept from contemplating what it loves in the midst of crowds and business. Hence come those frequent absences, so observable in conversation; for whilst the body is confined to present company, the mind is flown to that which it delights in."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Business, Body, Company, Conversation, Crowds, Mind, Present, Will)

"I don't write for publishers, certainly not for critics, and not for readers, But I am delighted that so many people have found my books enjoyable and want to continue to read them."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: People, Books, Want)

"Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Change, Nature, Delight, Loss, Nothing)

"To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Beauty, Life, Delight, First, Pretty, Years)

"Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul."
- Johannes Sebastian Bach
(Related: Music, God, Soul, Harmony, Honor)

"Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: God, Solitude)

"Studies serve for delight, for ornaments, and for ability."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Ability, Delight)

"Look at Christ, my dear friend: His life was divine through and through, full of self-denial, and He did everything for mankind, finding His satisfaction and His delight in the dissolution of His material being."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Life, Being, Christ, Delight, Mankind, Satisfaction, Self)

"We help people to begin truly healthful diets, and it is absolutely wonderful to see, not only their success, but also their delight at their ability to break old habits and feel really healthy for a change."
- Neal Barnard
(Related: Change, Success, People, Ability, Delight, Habits, Help, Old)

"Money is the sovereign queen of all delights - for her, the lawyer pleads, the soldier fights."
- Richard Barnfield
(Related: Money, Queen)

"Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock."
- John Barrymore
(Related: Love, Meeting)

"My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves, chearful meadows, and high distant forests, which in grand order presented themselves to view."
- William Bartram
(Related: Progress, Elegance, Order)

"Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison."
- Georges Bataille
(Related: Happiness, Pleasure, Poison)

"The unique and supreme voluptuousness of love lies in the certainty of committing evil. And men and women know from birth that in evil is found all sensual delight."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Love, Men, Women, Certainty, Delight, Evil, Lies)

"No jealousy their dawn of love overcast, nor blasted were their wedded days with strife; each season looked delightful as it past, to the fond husband and the faithful wife."
- James Beattie
(Related: Love, Wife, HusbDawn, Jealousy, Past)

"Watching everyone root through their psyche, it just delights me. Especially R. Crumb's stuff."
- Alison Bechdel
"And I pray thee, loving Jesus, that as Thou hast graciously given me to drink in with delight the words of Thy knowledge, so Thou wouldst mercifully grant me to attain one day to Thee, the fountain of all wisdom and to appear forever before Thy face."
- Venerable Bede
(Related: Wisdom, Knowledge, Day, Delight, Words)

"I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight."
- Venerable Bede
(Related: Discipline, Church, Delight, Singing, Study, Teaching, Writing)

"My wife was delighted with the home I had given her amid the prairies of the far west."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Home, Wife)

"The soul of sweet delight, can never be defiled."
- William Blake
(Related: Soul, Delight)

"For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life."
- William Blake
(Related: Life)

"Energy is an eternal delight, and he who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence."
- William Blake
(Related: Delight, Energy)

"We are all, in a sense, experts on secrecy. From earliest childhood we feel its mystery and attraction. We know both the power it confers and the burden it imposes. We learn how it can delight, give breathing space and protect."
- Sissela Bok
(Related: Power, Burden, Childhood, Delight, Experts, Mystery, Secrecy, Sense, Space)

"When I heard about the first Tomb Raider, I was very interested and I would have liked to have directed that. When I was approached for the second film, I was delighted."
- Jan de Bont
(Related: Film, First)

"Nature was here a series of wonders, and a fund of delight."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Nature, Delight, Wonders)

"I had gained the summit of a commanding ridge, and, looking round with astonishing delight, beheld the ample plains, the beauteous tracts below."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Delight)

"If venereal delight and the power of propagating the species were permitted only to the virtuous, it would make the world very good."
- James Boswell
(Related: Power, Delight, World)

"But I am delighted to be a Dodger, I grew up a Dodger fan and now my dreams have really come true."
- Milton Bradley
(Related: Dreams, Now)

"My disorder has been attended with several symptoms of a consumption; and I have been at times apprehensive that my great change was at hand: yet blessed be God, I have never been affrighted; but, on the contrary, at times much delighted with a view of its approach."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Change, God, Disorder)

"Men long for an afterlife in which there apparently is nothing to do but delight in heaven's wonders."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Men, Afterlife, Delight, Heaven, Nothing, Wonders)

"Among the delights of Summer were picnics to the woods."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Summer)

"Right now I'm just delighted to be alive and to have had a nice long bath."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Now, Right)

"My delight and thy delight Walking, like two angels white, In the gardens of the night."
- Robert Bridges
(Related: Angels, Delight, Gardens, Night, Walking)

"But it is a delightful challenge to try to depict interesting aliens."
- David Brin
(Related: Challenge)

"How delightful to find a friend in everyone."
- Joseph Brodsky
(Related: Friend)

"Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination the most powerfully and delightfully."
- William C. Bryant
(Related: Art, Imagination, Poetry, Thought)

"One of the delights known to age, and beyond the grasp of youth, is that of Not Going."
- Anthony Burgess
(Related: Age, Youth)

"However, without considering this connection, there is no doubt but that more good than evil, more delight than sorrow, arises from compassion itself; there being so many things which balance the sorrow of it."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Balance, Being, Compassion, Connection, Delight, Doubt, Evil, Sorrow)

"I am acquainted with no immaterial sensuality so delightful as good acting."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Acting, Sensuality)

"Evil borders upon good, and vices are confounded with virtues; as the report of good qualities is delightful to a well-disposed mind, so the relation of the contrary should not be offensive."
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Related: Evil, Mind, Vices)

"The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention."
- Julia Margaret Cameron
(Related: Attention, Delight)

"From heav'nly thoughts all true delight doth spring."
- Thomas Campion
(Related: Thoughts, Delight, Spring)

"I think in my own country, at the way we've seen through the ordination of women to the priesthood, which I'm delighted about, and that will move on to another level before very long."
- George Carey
(Related: Women, Country, Will)

"Hatred, in the course of time, kills the unhappy wretch who delights in nursing it in his bosom."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Time, Hatred)

"For Pleasure, Delight, Peace and Felicity live in method and temperance."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Peace, Delight, Pleasure, Temperance)

"As for plenty, we had not only for necessity, conveniency and decency, but for delight and pleasure to superfluity."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Decency, Delight, Necessity, Pleasure)

"As for our garments, my Mother did not only delight to see us neat and cleanly, fine and gay, but rich and costly: maintaining us to the heighth of her estate, but not beyond it."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Mother, Delight, Gay)

"So it was scary, but that's how it goes. To my great delight, I discovered that it did all belong."
- Michael Chabon
(Related: Delight)

"He believes in romance. He isn't merely going through the mechanical movements of a man in an exciting situation. He is, vitally and positively squeezing the last drop of delight from living the best life he knows in the best way he can."
- Leslie Charteris
(Related: Life, Romance, Delight, Living)

"The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague."
- Stuart Chase
(Related: Advertising, First, Law, Promise)

"The Goddess of Old Europe and Ancient Crete represented the unity of life in nature, delight in the diversity of form, the powers of birth, death and regeneration."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Death, Life, Nature, Delight, Diversity, Europe, Old, Unity)

"When we cannot be delivered from ourselves, we delight in devouring ourselves."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Delight)

"Intelligence is nothing without delight."
- Paul Claudel
(Related: Intelligence, Delight, Nothing)

"You will find truth more quickly through delight than gravity. Let out a little more string on your kite."
- Alan Cohen
(Related: Truth, Delight, Gravity, Will)

"All thoughts, all passions, all delights Whatever stirs this mortal frame All are but ministers of Love And feed His sacred flame."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Love, Thoughts)

"I think that new communications are wonderful and I am delighted to be a part of the Internet generation."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Internet)

"If there's delight in love, 'Tis when I see that heart, which others bleed for, bleed for me."
- William Congreve
(Related: Love, Heart, Delight)

"I'm a citizen of the world. I like it that way. The world's a wonderful. I just think that some people are pretty badly represented. But when you speak to the people themselves they're delightful. They all want so little."
- Billy Connolly
(Related: People, Pretty, Want, World)

"I loved Japan. I used to read a lot about it when I was a child. And I always wanted to go. And it was delightful. I absolutely loved it. What a smashing place."
- Billy Connolly
"Innocence is thought charming because it offers delightful possibilities for exploitation."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Thought, Exploitation, Innocence, Possibilities)

"Critic's delight: scolding the Mighty Dead."
- Mason Cooley
"The first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise... and cultivate the delightfully vague."
- John C. Crosby
(Related: Advertising, First, Law, Promise)

"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Experience, Curiosity, Delight, Risk, Spirit, Wonder)

"Unless you have been to boarding-school when you are very young, it is absolutely impossible to appreciate the delights of living at home."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Home, Living)

"I am absolutely delighted to get back into football with Livingston."
- Kenny Dalglish
(Related: Football)

"We wanted to meet him, for though we were neither of us naive people we had not wholly lost our belief that it is delightful to meet artists who have given us pleasure."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: People, Belief, Artists, Pleasure)

"What a delightful thing is the conversation of specialists! One understands absolutely nothing and it's charming."
- Edgar Degas
(Related: Conversation, Nothing)

"Books should to one of these fours ends conduce, for wisdom, piety, delight, or use."
- John Denham
(Related: Wisdom, Books, Delight, Piety)

"I'm delighted to be Number 1, but next week I don't want people to buy my record, I want them to buy Band Aid."
- Jim Diamond
(Related: People, Want)

"Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: People, Taste)

"Iron Maiden is an institution, and I'm delighted that I'm involved in it, but there was a time that I wasn't delighted so I quit."
- Bruce Dickinson
(Related: Time)

"Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Truth)

"Look thy last on all things lovely, Every hour - let no night Seal thy sense in deathly slumber Till to delight Thou hast paid thy utmost blessing."
- Austin Dobson
(Related: Delight, Night, Sense)

"To know anything of a poet but his poetry is, so far as the poetry is concerned, to know something that may be entertaining, even delightful, but is certainly inessential."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Poetry, May)

"Children will not pretend to be enjoying books, and they will not read books because they have been told that these books are good. They are looking for delight."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: Books, Children, Delight, Will)

"What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible."
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(Related: Beauty)

"Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Solitude)

"Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking."
- George Eliot
(Related: Agreement)

"We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Beauty, Happiness, Heart, Body, Children, Delight)

"Verse is not written, it is bled; Out of the poet's abstract head. Words drip the poem on the page; Out of his grief, delight and rage."
- Paul Engle
(Related: Delight, Grief, Words)

"War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Experience, War)

"All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation."
- Francois Fenelon
(Related: Enjoyment, Expectation, Spiritual)

"Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle."
- Edna Ferber
(Related: Death, Being, Old, Struggle)

"LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food; sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Food, Delight, Favorite, Word)

"I was delighted to become a popular-culture reference point. I'm still delighted about it actually, and I still find it to be weird."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Popular)

"If Mr. Selwyn calls again, show him up; if I am alive I shall be delighted to see him; and if I am dead he would like to see me."
- Henry Fox
"The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom... in a clarification of life - not necessarily a great clarification, such as sects and cults are founded on, but in a momentary stay against confusion."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Life, Wisdom, Confusion, Delight)

"A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Wisdom, Delight)

"I do not question the power of our weapons and the efficiency of our logistics; I cannot say these things delight me as the y seem to delight some of our officials, but they are certainly impressive."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Power, Delight, Efficiency, Question, Weapons)

"I don't understand people who like to work and talk about it like it was some sort of goddamn duty. Doing nothing feels like floating on warm water to me. Delightful, perfect."
- Ava Gardner
(Related: Work, People, Duty, Nothing, Talk, Water)

"The brave love mercy, and delight to save."
- John Gay
(Related: Love, Delight, Mercy)

"Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save."
- John Gay
(Related: Love, Cowards, Delight, Mercy)

"When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Truth, Heart, Deep, Delight, Giving, Joy, Sorrow, Weeping)

"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Truth, Heart, Delight, Weeping)

"And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Earth, Feet, Forget, Hair, Play)

"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Earth, Feet, Forget, Hair, Play)

"I wanted to do an hour-long show, and I wanted to something that was dramatic and sometimes funny and humorous, as well. I'm just delighted to have this opportunity to be a part of this project."
- Ron Glass
(Related: Funny, Opportunity, Project)

"It's a delight to trust somebody so completely."
- Jeff Goldblum
(Related: Trust, Delight)

"The Indians gave up the land of their own free will, and for it received brass kettles, blankets, guns, shirts, flints, tobacco, rum and many trinkets in which their simple hearts delighted."
- Patrick Gordon
(Related: Free will, Land)

"Riches do not delight us so much with their possession, as torment us with their loss."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Delight, Loss, Possession)

"Of all the species of literary composition, perhaps biography is the most delightful. The attention concentrated on one individual gives a unity to the materials of which it is composed, which is wanting in general history."
- Robert Hall
(Related: History, Attention, Biography, Literary, Unity)

"Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men."
- Herodotus
(Related: Death, Men)

"I delight not in spreading any thing mysterious, for I consider it all lost time; but the things that all of us can see and know if we will."
- Elias Hicks
(Related: Time, Delight, Will)

"It was delightful but, of course, it was pretty insulting to my professional reputation."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Pretty, Reputation)

"The universe must exist for the self-expression of God and the delight of God."
- Ernest Holmes
(Related: God, Delight, Self, Universe)

"There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends."
- Homer
(Related: Wife, People, Enemies, Eye, Friends, Man, Nothing)

"The only problem was that I couldn't communicate with Dario. He speaks Italian and I don't. We had a translator the whole time. I just felt that something was lost with the go between. He was a delightful man, but I wish we could have spoken the same language."
- Kim Hunter
(Related: Time, Language, Man)

"I've been delighted by Cannes and Toronto but I keep saying I don't know how good we're going to be received in America because that's where it's most challenging."
- William Hurt
(Related: America, Saying)

"We're delighted to be working with Apple to offer fans a new and innovative way to experience our wildly popular shows."
- Robert Iger
(Related: Experience, Fans, Popular)

"There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Soul)

"I delight in what I fear."
- Shirley Jackson
(Related: Fear, Delight)

"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Culture, Earth, Garden, Occupation)

"There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight."
- Gertrude Jekyll
(Related: Beauty, Impression, Delight, May, State, Ugly)

"Really, we don't know what to make of it except that we're delighted about it. We have all these fans thirty years later and they're still around and will probably be around for a long time to come."
- Russell Johnson
(Related: Time, Fans, Will, Years)

"You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets and wonder when you are done that they do not delight in your company."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Company, Daughters, Delight, Wonder)

"No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Autumn, Flowers, Man, Spring, Taste)

"An honorable Peace is and always was my first wish! I can take no delight in the effusion of human Blood; but, if this War should continue, I wish to have the most active part in it."
- John Paul Jones
(Related: Peace, War, Blood, Delight, First)

"Vice Is like a fury to the vicious mind, And turns delight itself to punishment."
- Ben Jonson
(Related: Delight, Mind, Punishment, Vice)

"The mind conceives with pain, but it brings forth with delight."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Delight, Mind, Pain)

"How can one take delight in the world unless one flees to it for refuge?"
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Delight, World)

"So I think the fans will be totally interested in the new developments and delighted that the old developments are still there and that they can still see some of the old characters maybe reappear."
- Andreas Katsulas
(Related: Fans, Old, Will)

"I have two delightful sons, who I love dearly."
- Charles Keating
(Related: Love, Sons)

"Of all the senses, sight must be the most delightful."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Senses, Sight)

"Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same."
- Helen Keller
(Related: Love, Delight, Garden, May)

"It hasn't been smooth or delightful every minute, there were lean years and rough years, but it's been exciting and good and I'm thrilled to be an actress and a singer and to have spent my life this way."
- Sally Kellerman
(Related: Life, Years)

"So I was very close to ordination. I was delighted to be ordained a deacon, which is the last step between, before becoming a priest. But then it all fell apart."
- Thomas Keneally
"Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?"
- Rose Kennedy
(Related: People, Birds, Delight)

"The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Love, Heart, Delight, Ecstasy, Will, World)

"Mysticism and exaggeration go together. A mystic must not fear ridicule if he is to push all the way to the limits of humility or the limits of delight."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Fear, Delight, Exaggeration, Humility, Limits, Ridicule)

"Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, controls youth, and delights old age."
- Lactantius
(Related: Age, Adversity, Memory, Old, Prosperity, Youth)

"There is delight in singing, though none hear beside the singer."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Delight, Singing)

"One of the principal goals in my life has been to avoid embarrassing my children by doing the job I do. I hope I've managed to do that, and I hope that, with the job I'm in now, they are, if not proud, at least unembarrassed by it. I must say, my three are most agreeable children, who do nothing but delight me."
- Hugh Laurie
(Related: Life, Goals, Hope, Children, Delight, Job, Nothing, Now)

"My parents were absolutely delighted that I knew what I wanted to do."
- Vivien Leigh
(Related: Parents)

"Books have become our dearest companions, yielding exquisite delights and inspiring lofty aims."
- George Henry Lewes
(Related: Books, Inspiring)

"Books minister to our knowledge, to our guidance, and to our delight, by their truth, their uprightness, and their art."
- George Henry Lewes
(Related: Art, Truth, Knowledge, Books, Delight, Guidance)

"Delight at having understood a very abstract and obscure system leads most people to believe in the truth of what it demonstrates."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Truth, People, Delight)

"Since His delights are to be with you, let yours be found in Him."
- Alphonsus Liguori
"Not only is there no need of an intermediary through whom He would want you to speak to Him, but He finds His delight in having you treat with Him personally and in all confidence."
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Related: Confidence, Delight, Want)

"Any one reflecting upon the thought he has of the delight, which any present or absent thing is apt to produce in him, has the idea we call love."
- John Locke
(Related: Love, Thought, Idea, Delight, Present)

"The world's as ugly as sin, and almost as delightful."
- Frederick Locker-Lampson
(Related: Sin, Ugly, World)

"I always think that the most delightful thing about traveling is to always be running into Americans and to always feel at home."
- Anita Loos
(Related: Home, Americans, Running, Traveling)

"I'm delighted. I don't know of anybody who had a statue built of them while they were living. It's a great feeling."
- Al Lopez
(Related: Feeling, Living)

"Death is delightful. Death is dawn, The waking from a weary night Of fevers unto truth and light."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Death, Truth, Dawn, Light, Night, Waking)

"From the heart of the fountain of delight rises a jet of bitterness that tortures us among the very flowers."
- Lucretius
(Related: Heart, Bitterness, Delight, Flowers)

"Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us."
- Martin Luther
(Related: Art, Music, God, Soul)

"Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly."
- George MacDonald
(Related: Trust)

"I was absolutely delighted that those shows have been preserved."
- Patrick Macnee
"Our days and nights have sorrows woven with delights."
- Francois de Malherbe
"We were delighted to have Nigel as a producer. The only problem is that Nigel is so famous that he seems to dominate most interviews without being there."
- Stephen Malkmus
(Related: Being, Famous)

"When Tim Allen made The Santa Clause, I thought that was a delightful film. It took a modern sensibility but layered onto it a kind of sentiment."
- Leonard Maltin
(Related: Thought, Film, Sensibility, Sentiment)

"We are driven by the usual insatiable curiosity of the scientist, and our work is a delightful game."
- Murray Gell Mann
(Related: Work, Curiosity)

"She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them."
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(Related: Friendship, Love, Children, Delight)

"Since the printing press came into being, poetry has ceased to be the delight of the whole community of man; it has become the amusement and delight of the few."
- John Masefield
(Related: Poetry, Amusement, Being, Community, Delight, Man, Press, Printing)

"Not by appointment do we meet delight Or joy; they heed not our expectancy; But round some corner of the streets of life they of a sudden greet us with a smile."
- Gerald Massey
(Related: Life, Delight, Joy, Smile)

"I'm growing old, I delight in the past."
- Henri Matisse
(Related: Delight, Old, Past)

"And so my militant philosophy is this: to make with a brush on canvas is a simple direct delight-to make with the movie is the same."
- Norman McLaren
(Related: Delight, Philosophy)

"Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Age, Religion, Sex, People, Opportunity, Being, Children, Class)

"It is a great mystery that though the human heart longs for Truth, in which alone it finds liberation and delight, the first reaction of human beings to Truth is one of hostility and fear!"
- Anthony de Mello
(Related: Truth, Heart, Delight, First, Mystery)

"There are some persons in this world, who, unable to give better proof of being wise, take a strange delight in showing what they think they have sagaciously read in mankind by uncharitable suspicions of them."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Being, Delight, Mankind, Proof, World)

"There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination."
- Mencius
(Related: Delight, Self, Sincerity)

"From such a gentle thing, from such a fountain of all delight, my every pain is born."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Delight, Pain)

"Donald had reached its further edge, and could hear the rush of the stream from the deep obscurity of the abyss below, when there rose from the opposite side a strain of the most delightful music he had ever heard."
- Hugh Miller
(Related: Music, Deep, Obscurity)

"France is delighted at this new opportunity to show the world that when one has the will one can succeed in joining peoples who have been brought close by history."
- Francois Mitterrand
(Related: History, Opportunity, France, Succeed, Will, World)

"It is work, work that one delights in, that is the surest guarantor of happiness. But even here it is a work that has to be earned by labor in one's earlier years. One should labor so hard in youth that everything one does subsequently is easy by comparison."
- Ashley Montagu
(Related: Work, Happiness, Labor, Years, Youth)

"To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight."
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Related: Love, Delight)

"I can remember when, as a beginner, I was delighted with any ball as long as it would bounce."
- Helen Wills Moody
"I love the feel of hitting the ball hard, the pleasure of a rally. It is these things that make tennis the delightful game that it is."
- Helen Wills Moody
(Related: Love, Pleasure, Tennis)

"Alchemy is the art of far and near, and I think poetry is alchemy in that way. It's delightful to distort size, to see something that's tiny as though it were vast."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Art, Poetry, Alchemy)

"The short English miles are delightful for walking. You are always pleased to find, every now and then, in how short a time you have walked a mile, though, no doubt, a mile is everywhere a mile, I walk but a moderate pace, and can accomplish four English miles in an hour."
- Karl Philipp Moritz
(Related: Time, Doubt, English, Now, Walking)

"My children are delightful people, whom I would love even if they weren't my children."
- Toni Morrison
(Related: Love, People, Children)

"Imagination, the supreme delight of the immortal and the immature, should be limited. In order to enjoy life, we should not enjoy it too much."
- Vladimir Nabokov
(Related: Imagination, Life, Delight, Order)

"But the delights of solitude don't only consist of dreaming. Next in enjoyment, I think, comes planning."
- Anna Neagle
(Related: Enjoyment, Planning, Solitude)

"Lyrics are very different. There is a clear line between that and a poem. Something that has been a source of great excitement and delight for me is this idea that I get to rhyme."
- Joanna Newsom
(Related: Idea, Delight, Excitement)

"The members of the court were just delighted to have a ninth member - male or female. They were all kind and welcoming."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Court)

"Whether they give or refuse, it delights women just the same to have been asked."
- Ovid
(Related: Women)

"Every single pleasure I can imagine or have experienced is more delightful, more of a pleasure, if you take it in small sips, if you take your time. Reading is not an exception."
- Amos Oz
(Related: Time, Pleasure, Reading)

"She belongs to a race of delightful women, who never do any harm, whom everybody calls good, and who are very severe on those who do not pretend to be good."
- Gilbert Parker
(Related: Women, Harm, Race)

"I'm delighted about the track's success in the sports world, but the frustrating thing is, I don't think I got rich on it. The labels and publishers did very cheap deals on our songs."
- Alan Parsons
(Related: Sports, Success, Deals, Songs, World)

"Work is the order of the day, just as it was at one time, with our first starts and our best efforts. Do you remember? Therein lies its delight. It brings back the forgotten; one's stores of energy, seemingly exhausted, come back to life."
- Boris Pasternak
(Related: Life, Work, Time, Day, Delight, Energy, First, Lies, Order)

"When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away."
- Anna Pavlova
(Related: Happiness, Success, Thought, Wrong)

"Saw a wedding in the church. It was strange to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition."
- Samuel Pepys
(Related: Wedding, People, Church, Delight, Fools, Poor)

"Strange, to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition, every man and wife gazing and smiling at them."
- Samuel Pepys
(Related: Wife, People, Delight, Fools, Man, Poor)

"The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful."
- Henri Poincare
(Related: Nature, Study)

"The applause is a celebration not only of the actors but also of the audience. It constitutes a shared moment of delight."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Actors, Applause, Delight)

"I am delighted to have had students, friends and colleagues in so many nations and to have learned so much of what I know from them. This Nobel Award honours them all."
- John Pople
(Related: Friends, Nations, Students)

"It's delightful, it's delicious, it's de-lovely."
- Cole Porter
"Frankly, writing poetry for children is plain old fun, and I consider myself blessed to have such a delightful career."
- Jack Prelutsky
(Related: Poetry, Career, Children, Fun, Old, Writing)

"I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: Day, Magic, Waiting)

"To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own - this is happiness."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: Happiness, Delight)

"As we read the school reports on our children, we realize a sense of relief that can rise to delight that thank Heaven nobody is reporting in this fashion on us."
- Joseph Priestley
(Related: Children, Delight, Fashion, Heaven, School, Sense)

"True education flowers at the point when delight falls in love with responsibility."
- Philip Pullman
(Related: Education, Love, Delight, Flowers, Responsibility)

"Pay-per-view would deprive many kids of the delight of seeing the Olympics."
- Mary Lou Retton
(Related: Delight, Kids)

"While F.D.R. once told Americans that we have nothing to fear but fear itself, Mr. Ashcroft is delighted to play the part of Fear Itself, an assignment in which he lets his imagination run riot."
- Frank Rich
(Related: Imagination, Fear, Americans, Nothing, Play, Riot)

"The World, thinking itself affronted by superior merit, takes delight to bring it down to its own level."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Delight, Merit, Thinking, World)

"One can become enthusiastic over anything. For a time I was delighted with bomb throwing. It gave me a tremendous pleasure to bomb those fellows from above."
- Manfred von Richthofen
(Related: Time, Pleasure)

"Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice."
- Nora Roberts
(Related: Love, Soul, Heart, Delight, Magic, Practice)

"And I was asked if I would come and help with the recovery of this great British company, Cable and Wireless, and I'm delighted to become part of the new and very talented management that have been brought in to that company as well."
- Lord Robertson
(Related: Management, Company, Help)

"There is always a delightful sense of movement, vibration and life."
- Theodore Robinson
(Related: Life, Sense)

"Thy love is singular when all thy delight is in Jesus Christ and in no other thing finds joy and comfort."
- Richard Rolle
(Related: Love, Christ, Comfort, Delight, Joy)

"God created me to delight people with my goals."
- Romario
(Related: God, People, Goals, Delight)

"The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Poetry, Being, Delight, Excellence, Man, Mathematics, Sense, Spirit)

"The infliction of cruelty with a good conscience is a delight to moralists. That is why they invented Hell."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Conscience, Cruelty, Delight, Hell)

"A lot of my characters in all of my books have a self-destructive urge. They'll do precisely the thing that they know is wrong, take a perverse delight in doing the wrong thing."
- Richard Russo
(Related: Books, Delight, Self, Wrong)

"I'm delighted by how Nobody's Fool turned out. It was a rare movie."
- Richard Russo
(Related: Fool)

"Think it not hard if you get not your will, nor your delights in this life; God will have you to rejoice in nothing but himself."
- Samuel Rutherford
(Related: God, Life, Nothing, Will)

"The imagination is the spur of delights... all depends upon it, it is the mainspring of everything; now, is it not by means of the imagination one knows joy? Is it not of the imagination that the sharpest pleasures arise?"
- Marquis de Sade
(Related: Imagination, Joy, Now)

"Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight."
- William Safire
(Related: Work, Appreciation, Delight)

"Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out."
- Carl Sagan
(Related: History, Life, Death, Chance, World)

"He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life."
- George Sand
(Related: Life, Poetry)

"To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman."
- George Santayana
(Related: War, Quality, Positive, Crime, Delight, Merit)

"To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood."
- George Santayana
(Related: Blood, Deep, Delight)

"Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometimes, though, it's just pure, unthinking delight."
- Barbara Schapiro
(Related: Delight, Laughter)

"Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Food, Delight, Despair, End, Murder, Revenge)

"A man's delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance. But this is afterward deducted, for the more we look forward to anything the less we enjoy it when it comes."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: Delight, Man, Pleasure, Satisfaction)

"I was delighted to have lines when they came - learning lines for film isn't a problem, but television is a little different, because we shot those shows the whole way through."
- David Selby
(Related: Film, Learning, Television)

"It is also very engaging - and a delight - to go back to Bangladesh as often as I can, which is not only my old home, but also where some of my closest friends and collaborators live and work."
- Amartya Sen
(Related: Work, Home, Delight, Friends, Old)

"There is no delight in owning anything unshared."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Delight)

"He shall sit solitary by avoiding the company of men, he shall hold his peace by meditating upon the joys of heaven, and he has risen above his state by tasting celestial delights."
- Saint Bonaventure Sequoyah
(Related: Peace, Men, Company, Heaven, State)

"When it moved to Friday night it disappeared, when they find another show that can do what The Simpsons does, they will be delighted to do cancel The Simpsons."
- Harry Shearer
(Related: Night, Will)

"The delights of self-discovery are always available."
- Gail Sheehy
(Related: Self)

"War is the statesman's game, the priest's delight, the lawyer's jest, the hired assassin's trade."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: War, Delight, Jest, Trade)

"Tragedy delights by affording a shadow of the pleasure which exists in pain."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Pain, Pleasure, Shadow, Tragedy)

"Of course I was delighted the flight was over, but I still had to worry about cleaning up inside the cabin, I had to worry about the hatch, how to get in the sling, and so on."
- Alan Shepard
(Related: Worry)

"Not only that, but when I first met Joe, to my intense delight, he showed me that he was a collector. He was collecting some of the early Tarzan pages by Hal Foster, and, later, early Flash Gordons; and I found that we were both absolutely interested in the same type of thing."
- Joe Shuster
(Related: Delight, First)

"Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful."
- Charles Simmons
(Related: Habit, Attention, Duty, Energy, Fortune, Influence, Manners, Reputation, Usefulness, Will)

"Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition."
- Alexander Smith
(Related: Love, Delight, Discovery)

"There is much boasting among the young men about their teams as their horse and carts in Cleveland. Most of the Yorkshire men take as much delight in their ox draught as they used to do in their Horse Draught."
- Nathaniel Smith
(Related: Men, Delight)

"To business that we love we rise bedtime, and go to't with delight."
- Sydney Smith
(Related: Business, Love, Delight)

"Beauty is the bait which with delight allures man to enlarge his kind."
- Socrates
(Related: Beauty, Delight, Man)

"Twins are usually hailed with delight, because they swell the power of the family, though in some instances they are put to death."
- John H. Speke
(Related: Death, Power, Family, Delight, Twins)

"So is the savage buffalo, especially delighting in dark places, where he can wallow in the mud and slake his thirst without much trouble; and here also we find the wild pig."
- John H. Speke
(Related: Trouble)

"What more felicity can fall to creature, than to enjoy delight with liberty?"
- Edmund Spenser
(Related: Delight, Liberty)

"Count Dracula had directed me to go to the Golden Krone Hotel, which I found, to my great delight, to be thoroughly old-fashioned, for of course I wanted to see all I could of the ways of the country."
- Bram Stoker
(Related: Country, Delight, Old)

"Love consists in desiring to give what is our own to another and feeling his delight as our own."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Love, Delight, Feeling)

"They say that shadows of deceased ghosts Do haunt the houses and the graves about, Of such whose life's lamp went untimely out, Delighting still in their forsaken hosts."
- Joshua Sylvester
(Related: Life, Houses, Shadows)

"It is the most delightful thing that ever happens to me, when I hear something coming out of my guitar and out of my mouth that wasn't there before."
- James Taylor
(Related: Guitar)

"As your faith is strengthened you will find that there is no longer the need to have a sense of control, that things will flow as they will, and that you will flow with them, to your great delight and benefit."
- Emmanuel Teney
(Related: Faith, Control, Delight, Sense, Will)

"This visible world is wonderfully to be delighted in, and highly to be esteemed, because it is the theatre of God's righteous Kingdom."
- Thomas Traherne
(Related: God, Theatre, World)

"How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men?"
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Men, Victory, Delight, Man)

"I don't get recognized much, and am very happy with that. The fans I have met have all been delightful."
- David Walliams
(Related: Fans)

"I am, of course, delighted but there was never any doubt about Sol staying."
- Arsene Wenger
(Related: Doubt)

"I am for those who believe in loose delights, I share the midnight orgies of young men, I dance with the dancers and drink with the drinkers."
- Walt Whitman
(Related: Men, Dance, Midnight)

"I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Society, Tragedy)

"I won't say I wouldn't be grateful and happy and delighted and thrilled to bits to receive a nomination. But I wouldn't be suicidal if it didn't happen."
- Tom Wilkinson
"If kind parents love their children and delight in their happiness, then he who is perfect goodness in sending abroad mortal contagions doth assuredly direct their use."
- John Woolman
(Related: Love, Happiness, Children, Delight, Goodness, Parents)

"Well-building hat three conditions. Commodity, firmness, and delight."
- Henry Wotton
(Related: Delight, Firmness)

"And I feel that we in our society should not be held by any such myth; that we should do everything we can to gain a delight and joy in our society with all the available parts of the palette."
- Minoru Yamasaki
(Related: Society, Delight, Gain, Joy, Myth)

"Idle is the day and lantern the hour as I delight in the splendor of your kiss grog."
- Isabel Yosito
(Related: Kiss, Day, Delight)

"Just after I entered my teens I suddenly entertained an insatiable enthusiasm for the delightful habit of criticizing others."
- Loretta Young
(Related: Enthusiasm, Habit)

"We're just delighted that management has come around to my way of thinking."
- Paula Zahn
(Related: Management, Thinking)

"We're still working out the details, but I'd be delighted to do the film. The problem at the moment is my busy schedule. Shooting on this film has been extended by a month, but I need to be in the U.S. by Dec. 20."
- Zhang Ziyi
(Related: Film)