Quotes and Sayings about Enjoyment



"True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Friendship, Happiness, Conversation, Enjoyment, First, Self)

"We measure our enjoyments by the sum expended."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Measure)

"The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Education, Happiness, Life, End, Enjoyment, Possession, Satisfaction)

"The whole period has taught me that I enjoy being part of an ensemble rather than just a front man. Don't get me wrong - I enjoy that too, but I get more enjoyment out of really listening to everyone."
- Damon Albarn
(Related: Being, Enjoyment, Listening, Man, Wrong)

"Hence, in desiring, the more the enjoyment is delayed, the more fancy begins to weave about the object images of future fruition, and to clothe the desired object with properties calculated to inflame the impulse."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Enjoyment, Fancy, Future)

"It may be added, to prevent misunderstanding, that when I speak of contemplated objects in this last phrase as objects of contemplation, the act of contemplation itself is of course an enjoyment."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Act, Contemplation, Enjoyment, May)

"Cartoons have always been an enjoyment to me... a relaxation... I get my ideas from everyday events."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Ideas, Cartoons, Enjoyment, Events, Relaxation)

"To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Being, Enjoyment, State)

"Since every man desires happiness, it is evidently no small matter whether he conceives of happiness in terms of work or of enjoyment."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Happiness, Work, Enjoyment, Man)

"A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Civilization, Climate, Enjoyment, Luxury, Unconscious)

"Thought is a key to all treasures; the miser's gains are ours without his cares. Thus I have soared above this world, where my enjoyment have been intellectual joys."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Thought, Enjoyment, Key, Miser, World)

"Lord of the Rings was just so much enjoyment. It was over about the space of a year that I was filming. It's one of the most enjoyable things I've ever done, so emotional."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Enjoyment, Space)

"It was so wonderful outside that even the wild senselessness of this enormous death, whose music I hear again and again, could not disturb me from my great enjoyment!"
- Max Beckmann
(Related: Music, Death)

"The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form, the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Art, Criticism, Enjoyment, Public)

"Only mediocrity of enjoyment is allowed to man."
- Hugh Blair
(Related: Enjoyment, Man, Mediocrity)

"Heaven would indeed be heaven if lovers were there permitted as much enjoyment as they had experienced on earth."
- Giovanni Boccaccio
(Related: Earth, Enjoyment, Heaven, Lovers)

"Black music has increased my enjoyment of what I do. It has increased my range, my ability to reach into myself and accept myself."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Music, Ability, Enjoyment)

"Felicity, the companion of content, is rather found in our own breasts than in the enjoyment of external things; and I firmly believe it requires but a little philosophy to make a man happy in whatever state he is."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Content, Enjoyment, Man, Philosophy, State)

"The dynamics of capitalism is postponement of enjoyment to the constantly postponed future."
- Norman O. Brown
(Related: Capitalism, Enjoyment, Future)

"The Imperial German Government will not expect the Government of the United States to omit any word or any act necessary to the performance of its sacred duty of maintaining the rights of the United States and its citizens and of safeguarding their free exercise and enjoyment."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Government, Performance, Act, Duty, Enjoyment, Exercise, Rights, states, United, Will, Word)

"All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Government, Virtue, Act, Compromise, Enjoyment)

"A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition; to curb that, is the first step to contentment, since to diminish expectation is to increase enjoyment."
- Frances Burney
(Related: Ambition, Contentment, Enjoyment, Expectation, First, Mind)

"Happiness or satisfaction consists only in the enjoyment of those objects which are by nature suited to our several particular appetites, passions, and affections."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Happiness, Nature, Enjoyment, Satisfaction)

"Every one of our passions and affections hath its natural stint and bound, which may easily be exceeded; whereas our enjoyments can possibly be but in a determinate measure and degree."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: May, Measure)

"As this world was not intended to be a state of any great satisfaction or high enjoyment, so neither was it intended to be a mere scene of unhappiness and sorrow."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Enjoyment, Satisfaction, Sorrow, State, Unhappiness, World)

"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."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Beginning, Enjoyment, Fulfillment, Now, Pleasure)

"Farewell all relations and friends in Christ; farewell acquaintances and all earthly enjoyments; farewell reading and preaching, praying and believing, wanderings, reproaches, and sufferings."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Christ, Friends, Preaching, Reading)

"Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration."
- DeWitt Clinton
(Related: Power, Knowledge, Wealth, Enjoyment, Pleasure, Shadow, Space, Vanity)

"The friends whom I have are invaluable, and although not numerous they are sufficient for my enjoyment; and the texture of my own mind renders me very indifferent to the rest of the world."
- George Combe
(Related: Enjoyment, Friends, Mind, Rest, World)

"Fastidious taste makes enjoyment a struggle."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Enjoyment, Struggle, Taste)

"The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Life, Change, Experience, Mistake, Growth, Enjoyment, Exercise, Mankind)

"Then I came in twice a week - for my own enjoyment as well as to be a guide. And then we started to apply some of the splinters of the ideas back into the piece."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: Ideas, Enjoyment)

"Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part."
- Claude Debussy
(Related: Beauty, Effort, Enjoyment, Senses)

"The enjoyment of life would be instantly gone if you removed the possibility of doing something."
- Chauncey Depew
(Related: Life, Possibility, Enjoyment)

"The right honourable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Clothes, Conservative, Enjoyment, Gentleman, Liberal, Right)

"This is going to sound completely absurd, but I do sometimes feel like the enjoyment of an awards ceremony or the pride in the finished article hasn't ever surpassed the joy of doing the work, of making it. The doing it is really the bit I'm there for."
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
(Related: Work, Awards, Ceremony, Enjoyment, Pride, Sound)

"Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire."
- Epictetus
(Related: Desire, Enjoyment, Freedom)

"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)

"In our excessive involvement in the affairs of other countries, we are not only living off our assets and denying our own people the proper enjoyment of their resources; we are also denying the world the example of a free society enjoying its freedom to the fullest."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Society, People, Countries, Enjoyment, Example, Freedom, Living, World)

"It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment."
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
(Related: Knowledge, Act, Enjoyment, Learning, Possession)

"Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity."
- Paul Goodman
(Related: Goal, Enjoyment, Feeling)

"In avoiding the appearance of evil, I am not sure but I have sometimes unnecessarily deprived myself and others of innocent enjoyments."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Appearance, Evil)

"Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Success, Work, Enjoyment, Man, Mind)

"Then to have Brett come along and follow in the footsteps, it's so gratifying. I get as much enjoyment out of watching Brett play as I did of entertaining people myself."
- Bobby Hull
(Related: People, Enjoyment, Footsteps, Play)

"What makes it all worthwhile is we just play for the sheer enjoyment of entertaining people and... make our families and the team we played on and the people watching, proud of what we did."
- Bobby Hull
(Related: People, Enjoyment, Play)

"True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united."
- Wilhelm von Humboldt
(Related: Body, Enjoyment, Exercise, Mind, United)

"Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Habit)

"Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality, we should have no other enjoyment than mere animal pleasure."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Equality, Happiness, Enjoyment, Pleasure)

"Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desires and his enjoyments."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Man, Poor)

"Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Life, Progress, Enjoyment, Want)

"My family is a part of my life and everything is all a mixture of enjoyment."
- Davy Jones
(Related: Family, Life, Enjoyment)

"What looks like enjoyment is the sneer of contempt. That's not a smile."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Contempt, Enjoyment, Smile)

"There are, as is known, insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life's highest, most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Death, Life, Enjoyment, Insects)

"Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth - look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Birth, Dying, Enjoyment, Giving, Labor, Man, Struggle, Woman)

"The lesson adults can learn here is that the world is filled with things for our enjoyment."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Enjoyment, World)

"Clubs are so lame. Nobody even dances at these clubs. They stand around and get drunk and they schmooze. There is no enjoyment factor."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Enjoyment)

"I'd rather see you drink a glass of wine than a glass of milk. So many people drink Coca-Cola and all these soft drinks with sugar. Some of these drinks have 8 or 9 teaspoons of sugar in them What's the good of living if you can't have the things that give a little enjoyment?"
- Jack LaLanne
(Related: People, Drinks, Enjoyment, Living, Wine)

"He, who cannot forgive a trespass of malice to his enemy, has never yet tasted the most sublime enjoyment of love."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Love, Enemy, Enjoyment, Malice)

"This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God."
- William Law
(Related: Wisdom, Life, God, Christianity, Actions, Devotion, Holiness, Piety, Spirit, Temper, World)

"The day is past when schools could afford to give sufficient time and attention to the teaching of the ancient languages to enable the student to get that enjoyment out of classical literature that made the lives of our grandfathers so rich."
- James Loeb
(Related: Time, Attention, Day, Enjoyment, Literature, Past, Schools, Teaching)

"Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity."
- Horace Mann
(Related: Education, Quality, Enjoyment, Infinite, Quantity)

"Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment (that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies (mechanical and political) of expression."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Action, Appetite, Enjoyment, Expression, Will, World)

"I am just learning to notice the different colors of the stars, and already begin to have a new enjoyment."
- Maria Mitchell
(Related: Colors, Enjoyment, Learning, Stars)

"The Gen. Commanding, takes this means of informing the people that he has not come among them to disturb them in the enjoyment of their rights, either of person or property."
- John H. Morgan
(Related: People, Enjoyment, Rights, Property)

"Among the American contemporaries I read with most enjoyment are several North Carolinians. I think the best poetry being written these days is being written by Southerners."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Poetry, American, Being, Enjoyment)

"It is a common temptation of Satan to make us give up the reading of the Word and prayer when our enjoyment is gone; as if it were of no use to read the Scriptures when we do not enjoy them, and as if it were no use to pray when we have no spirit of prayer."
- George Muller
(Related: Enjoyment, Prayer, Reading, Satan, Spirit, Temptation, Word)

"From a very early period of my life I have derived the highest enjoyment from listening to music, especially to melody, which is to me the most pleasing form of composition."
- James Nasmyth
(Related: Life, Music, Enjoyment, Listening)

"But part of the enjoyment I take in it is finding the most efficient way to do it, which doesn't mean the corrections aren't made. I like to have a feeling of the whole task before I start, even if it changes."
- Bruce Nauman
(Related: Enjoyment, Feeling)

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

"As years passed away I have formed the habit of looking back upon that former self as upon another person, the remembrance of whose emotions has been a solace in adversity and added zest to the enjoyment of prosperity."
- Simon Newcomb
(Related: Habit, Adversity, Emotions, Enjoyment, Prosperity, Remembrance, Self, Years, Zest)

"A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning."
- Chuck Noll
(Related: Life, Winning, Coach, Enjoyment, Frustration)

"Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment."
- Novalis
(Related: Enjoyment, Learning)

"The average person is gregarious; there is something in the spirit of the crowd that adds to the enjoyment of entertainment."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: Enjoyment, Entertainment, Spirit)

"The cinema is an institution nowadays, with its roots sunk deep in the hearts of the millions of people who find enjoyment and entertainment in going to the pictures."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: People, Cinema, Deep, Enjoyment, Entertainment)

"Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment."
- Thomas Otway
(Related: Ambition, Enjoyment, Lust)

"Concentration, Confidence, Competitive urge, Capacity for enjoyment."
- Arnold Palmer
(Related: Confidence, Enjoyment)

"As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Age, Eternity, May, Old, Winter)

"Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic."
- Cesare Pavese
(Related: Life, Love, Enjoyment, Pain)

"Love grows. Lust wastes by Enjoyment, and the Reason is, that one springs from an Union of Souls, and the other from an Union of Sense."
- William Penn
(Related: Love, Enjoyment, Lust, Reason, Sense)

"Maybe it's because I'm getting older, I'm finding enjoyment in things that stop time. Just the simple act of tasting a glass of wine is its own event. You're not downing a glass of wine in the midst of doing something else."
- David Hyde Pierce
(Related: Time, Act, Enjoyment, Wine)

"And I used to assemble the family to hear because I thought that they were so good that even from the point of view of enjoyment people shouldn't miss them, and I got every word of his that I could, and I could see by hard argument there was only the one way for it."
- Ruth Pitter
(Related: Family, Thought, People, Argument, Enjoyment, Word)

"Temper your enjoyments with prudence, lest there be written on your heart that fearful word "satiety.""
- Francis Quarles
(Related: Heart, Prudence, Temper, Word)

"A tendency could not but arise to reconcile with Christian profession a good many modes of life, enjoyments, occupations, social actions and customs, from which the first Christians had recoiled."
- Robert Rainy
(Related: Life, Christian, Actions, First, Occupations, Profession)

"For the standard of Christian life was to be strained to a higher pitch; more fasting was required, and more careful separation from the manners and enjoyments of the world; celibacy and martyrdom had great value set upon them, and second marriages were prohibited."
- Robert Rainy
(Related: Life, Christian, Celibacy, Manners, Separation, Value, World)

"The real thing is, you should be seeing these plays in the Theatre. That's what they were written for. That's where the enjoyment is. Studying them is no enjoyment whatsoever."
- Tony Randall
(Related: Enjoyment, Theatre)

"If you want to get out of medicine the fullest enjoyment, be students all your lives."
- David Riesman
(Related: Enjoyment, Medicine, Students, Want)

"I think of art as the highest level of creativity. To me, it is one of the greatest sources of enjoyment."
- David Rockefeller
(Related: Art, Creativity, Enjoyment)

"My passion and great enjoyment for architecture, and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it, is because I believe we - architects - can effect the quality of life of the people."
- Richard Rogers
(Related: Life, Architecture, Quality, People, Effect, Enjoyment, Passion, Reason)

"It's a real conflict for me when I go to a concert and find out somebody in the audience is a Republican or fundamental Christian. It can cloud my enjoyment. I'd rather not know."
- Linda Ronstadt
(Related: Christian, Conflict, Enjoyment, Republican)

"For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Success, Achievement, Children, Enjoyment, Importance, Interest)

"I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Enjoyment)

"I didn't want to stay until I had used up all the enjoyment because that's too long to stay anywhere."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Enjoyment, Want)

"I do not let a bad score ruin my enjoyment for golf."
- Darrell Royal
(Related: Enjoyment, Golf, Ruin)

"I believe the right question to ask, respecting all ornament, is simply this; was it done with enjoyment, was the carver happy while he was about it?"
- John Ruskin
(Related: Enjoyment, Question, Right)

"Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Change, Happiness, Hope, Enjoyment, Man, Needs)

"Well, my wife always says to me, and I think it's true, it's very difficult for us to understand the Elizabethan understanding and enjoyment and perception of form as it is to say... it would be for them to understand computers or going to the moon or something."
- Mark Rylance
(Related: Computers, Wife, Perception, Enjoyment, Moon, Understanding)

"I quit because I didn't feel like the Detroit Lions had a chance to win. It just killed my enjoyment of the game."
- Barry Sanders
(Related: Chance, Enjoyment)

"What it all boils down to for me is having the enthusiasm to do something for enjoyment and being stimulated by what's around you. That's what photography does for me."
- Graeme Le Saux
(Related: Enthusiasm, Being, Enjoyment, Photography)

"Health is the soul that animates all the enjoyments of life, which fade and are tasteless without it."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Health, Life, Soul)

"With the greater part of rich people, the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches."
- Adam Smith
(Related: People, Enjoyment)

"I see no reason to keep silent about my enjoyment of the sound of my own voice as I work."
- Muriel Spark
(Related: Work, Enjoyment, Reason, Sound, Voice)

"It's learning how to negotiate to keep both sides happy - whether it's for a multi-million dollar contract or just which show to watch on TV, that determines the quality and enjoyment of our lives."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Quality, Enjoyment, Learning)

"The right of conscience and private judgment is unalienable, and it is truly the interest of all mankind to unite themselves into one body for the liberty, free exercise, and unmolested enjoyment of this right."
- Ezra Stiles
(Related: Body, Conscience, Enjoyment, Exercise, Interest, Judgment, Liberty, Mankind, Right)

"Give us equality of enjoyment, equal right to expansion - it is as necessary to our prosperity as yours."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Equality, Enjoyment, Prosperity, Right)

"Your enjoyment of the world is never right, till every morning you awake in Heaven: see yourself in your Father's palace; and look upon the skies, the earth, and the air as celestial joys: having such a reverend esteem of all, as if you were among the angels."
- Thomas Traherne
(Related: Father, Angels, Earth, Enjoyment, Right, World)

"The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy; it lasts when all other pleasures fade."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Habit, Enjoyment, Reading)

"For anyone who works in front of an audience there is no thrill quite like that of feeling and hearing the evidence of the audience members' enjoyment. Laughter and applause really are powerful."
- Randy West
(Related: Applause, Enjoyment, Feeling, Hearing, Laughter)

"Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: Art, Experience, Enjoyment)

"But quality of work can be expected only through personal satisfaction, dedication and enjoyment. In our profession, precision and perfection are not a dispensible luxury, but a simple necessity."
- Niklaus Wirth
(Related: Work, Quality, Dedication, Enjoyment, Luxury, Necessity, Perfection, Profession, Satisfaction)

"I mean, I haven't been completely lacking in some enjoyment of Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly. But I just didn't pay attention to that period of music, obviously."
- Warren Zevon
(Related: Music, Attention, Enjoyment, Holly)