Quotes and Sayings about Joy



"What I enjoy most is travelling to different places and meeting new people. For me, it's all about life experiences, and I'm very grateful that acting allows me so many interesting and fulfilling ones."
- Jensen Ackles
(Related: Life, People, Acting, Meeting)

"The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities."
- John Acton
(Related: Country, Security)

"Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it."
- Richard Adams
(Related: Feeling, Proof, Winter)

"Since we humans have the better brain, isn't it our responsibility to protect our fellow creatures from, oddly enough, ourselves?"
- Joy Adamson
(Related: Responsibility)

"The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Life, Friendship, Enjoyment)

"A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Man, Mind, World)

"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)

"The time to enjoy a European trip is about three weeks after unpacking."
- George Ade
(Related: Time)

"There has also been much love, joy, evidence of admiration, there has never been one without the other."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Love, Admiration, Joy)

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

"Ultimately, we wish the joy of perfect union with the person we love."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Love, Joy)

"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)

"There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Grief, Joy, Memory, Pain, Present)

"People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves."
- Aesop
(Related: People)

"I'm not the type of guy who enjoys one-night stands. It leaves me feeling very empty and cynical. It's not even fun sexually. I need to feel something for the woman and entertain the vain hope that it may lead to a relationship."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Hope, Feeling, Fun, May, Woman)

"They wanted me to do Scream 2, and I hate talking about movies I turned down, because it sounds judgmental. There's nothing wrong with horror movies. I enjoy watching them. The main reason I turn a part down is if I think I won't be good."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Movies, Hate, Horror, Nothing, Reason, Talking, Wrong)

"I think one of the greatest joys I have now in my career and in my profession is to be playing at an age where I can appreciate it more than I used to... It's a whole different lens you look through the older you get."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Age, Career, Now, Profession)

"A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government."
- Spiro T. Agnew
(Related: Government)

"Our sages of blessed memory have said that we must not enjoy any pleasure in this world without reciting a blessing."
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Related: Memory, Pleasure, World)

"Ah, the pleasure, the joy - a big news story that runs and runs, that is played down by some of our journalistic colleagues, saying 'it'll never happen', only to be confirmed by the Home Secretary."
- Kamal Ahmed
(Related: Home, Joy, News, Pleasure, Saying)

"I have witnessed how education opens doors, and I know that when sound instruction takes place, students experience the joys of new-found knowledge and the ability to excel."
- Daniel Akaka
(Related: Education, Experience, Knowledge, Ability, Sound, Students)

"Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys, and eagerly pursues imaginary joys."
- Mark Akenside
(Related: Trifles)

"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)

"I don't really care how I am remembered as long as I bring happiness and joy to people."
- Eddie Albert
(Related: Happiness, People, Care, Joy)

"For less than the cost of a Big Mac, fries and a Coke, you can buy a loaf of fresh bread and some good cheese or roast beef, which you will enjoy much more."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Will)

"Many rock musicians are excellent cooks, I've found, and those that are prefer to eat their own cooking in the studio. I encourage this behavior as I also enjoy the benefits of fresh food."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Food, Behavior, Benefits, Cooking, Musicians)

"Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Books, Friends)

"I would work with any one of them again in a heartbeat because it was joyous and incredibly easy."
- Jason Alexander
(Related: Work)

"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)

"I am just a person who is human, down to earth enjoying life... whatever god blesses you with. Enjoying life for me is just normal."
- Mohamed Al-Fayed
(Related: Life, God, Earth)

"Right now, more people enjoy movies, music, television and movies than they do video games."
- J Allard
(Related: Movies, Music, People, Games, Now, Right, Television)

"During the Samuel Johnson days they had big men enjoying small talk; today we have small men enjoying big talk."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Men, Talk, Today)

"Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts inevitably bring about right results."
- James Allen
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Results, Right)

"Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results."
- James Lane Allen
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Results, Right, Will)

"A Bush Administration will, I believe, enjoy a better relationship with the new Congress, although President-elect Bush will be faced with real challenges in getting along with the Congress."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Congress, President, Will)

"But the irony is that because the band isn't the focus any more, it allows me the chance to enjoy being a member of Def Leppard much more."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Being, Chance, Focus, Irony)

"You know the great irony is that people think you have to have money to enjoy fine food, which is a shame."
- Ted Allen
(Related: Money, Food, People, Irony, Shame)

"It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more."
- Woody Allen
(Related: People, Waking, World)

"It's a pity that I can never really enjoy my movies because, after the mixing, your capacity as a spectator just disappears. I have to think about what I felt just before the mixing."
- Pedro Almodovar
(Related: Movies, Pity)

"I don't enjoy being a celebrity, I don't want any part of that or any part of that fame for fame... i'd actually rather die than be a celebrity slime!!!"
- Marc Almond
(Related: Being, Celebrity, Fame, Want)

"I look at myself as someone who has been very lucky - my job is also what I enjoy most in the world, and I can make my life doing it."
- Fernando Alonso
(Related: Life, Job, World)

"We are united in the hope that every individual will someday enjoy at least the intellectual privileges we have had, if not always the material advantages."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Hope, United, Will)

"We are very fortunate to be recognized here in such an extraordinary manner for work that we enjoy."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Work)

"The idea is that we're doing it just for the joy of the actual physical experience. We may record something just for the fun of it, but the idea is just to be truly joyful and truly fun, especially for me, because I take myself too seriously all the time."
- Lauren Ambrose
(Related: Time, Experience, Idea, Fun, Joy, May)

"In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection of all love towards our neighbor."
- William Ames
(Related: Love, Contentment, Joy, Perfection)

"Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Difficulty, Joy, Liberty)

"The New England conscience does not stop you from doing what you shouldn't-it just stops you from enjoying it."
- Cleveland Amory
(Related: Conscience, England)

"I enjoyed the opportunities, but there was no time to think."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Time)

"We simply write the kind of music we enjoy most and hope that our audience will enjoy it too."
- Benny Anderson
(Related: Music, Hope, Will)

"Many Americans don't have an understanding of the freedoms they regularly enjoy."
- Dave Anderson
(Related: Americans, Understanding)

"Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it."
- Greg Anderson
(Related: Focus, Journey, Joy)

"Performance art is about joy, about making something that's so full of kind of a wild joy that you really can't put into words."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: Art, Performance, Joy, Words)

"Fortunately, I got called down to NASA for an interview. And one thing led to the next, and one day I got that call. I've been here about seven years now and am really enjoying it."
- Michael P. Anderson
(Related: Day, Now, Years)

"We're never so vulnerable than when we trust someone - but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy."
- Walter Anderson
(Related: Love, Trust, Joy)

"One of the things I enjoyed the most is just working as an actor."
- Wes Anderson
(Related: Actor)

"I take care of my flowers and my cats. And enjoy food. And that's living."
- Ursula Andress
(Related: Food, Care, Cats, Flowers, Living)

"Collecting is my joy; it gives me great satisfaction."
- Ursula Andress
(Related: Joy, Satisfaction)

"Garry Marshall is a joy. I feel so utterly safe in his hands."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Joy)

"I adored my birth father and constantly worried that I was being disloyal to him and his schoolteacher roots if I spent too much time performing and enjoying it."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Time, Father, Being)

"I was always in trouble from an early age. I had a fraught relationship with my parents, who were very traditional. Doing plays at school was a joyous release."
- Naveen Andrews
(Related: Age, Parents, School, Trouble)

"Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Love, Force, Joy, Possession)

"TV is like theater. You can't enjoy it without a program."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Theater)

"Some people find an interest in making money, and though they appear to be slaving, many actually enjoy every minute of their work."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Work, Money, People, Interest)

"I go on giving interviews because I've been brought up to support the projects I'm involved in. When you've enjoyed working on a production, you want to do them a favour."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Giving, Production, Projects, Support, Want)

"Joy always came after pain."
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Related: Joy, Pain)

"Contention is inseparable from creating knowledge. It is not contention we should try to avoid, but discourses that attempt to suppress contention."
- Joyce Appleby
(Related: Knowledge, Contention)

"Our sense of worth, of well-being, even our sanity depends upon our remembering. But, alas, our sense of worth, our well-being, our sanity also depend upon our forgetting."
- Joyce Appleby
(Related: Sanity, Sense, Worth)

"Being a mum has made me a lot more responsible, it's not just me anymore. But it's also brought me the most joy ever!"
- Nicole Appleton
(Related: Being, Joy)

"Music video directors, who conceive, write and direct these works, enjoy no creative rights, receive no ongoing financial benefit from the sale of our work, and many times are not even credited."
- Michael Apted
(Related: Music, Work, Financial, Rights)

"That the saints may enjoy their beatitude and the grace of God more abundantly they are permitted to see the punishment of the damned in hell."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: God, Grace, Hell, May, Punishment, Saints)

"Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Joy, Man, Spiritual)

"I love Daredevil. I thought it was enjoyable. Okay? There were critical issues with it, and that's why I wear black, some people wear red - we are entitled to our opinions."
- Avi Arad
(Related: Love, Thought, People, Opinions)

"I don't enjoy the boo scare when you're watching a movie and then suddenly there's a big shark on the screen. The only thing they're doing is catching you off guard."
- Sergio Aragones
"We just bought a new house, so my wife's been doing all the moving and other stuff, so I would like to go home and just sit and enjoy all that for a couple months before I gotta start playing again."
- Tom Araya
(Related: Home, Wife, Months)

"I respect the game that goes on of putting this against that, but I don't respect, nor do I enjoy, an awful lot of the actual programs that go on the air."
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Respect)

"One of them would definitely be the Nelson Mandela gig, when I played the tribute song for him. He was up and dancing, and he really enjoyed it. It was a really lovely occasion."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Dancing, Song, Tribute)

"I sort of enjoy the fact that I'm misunderstood most of the time. That's fine."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Time, Fact)

"I really enjoy being single again. I spent a lot of time in a relationship and the nearer we came to the end, the more difficult it got. You don't see things clearly as long as you're still involved."
- Dido Armstrong
(Related: Time, Being, End)

"Music exalts each joy, allays each grief, expels diseases, softens every pain, subdues the rage of poison, and the plague."
- John Armstrong
(Related: Music, Grief, Joy, Pain, Poison)

"It's a great event to get outside and enjoy nature. I find it very exciting no matter how many times I see bald eagles."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Nature, Eagles)

"Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Flying, Joy, Walking)

"Although I enjoyed writing Film Music it was always a means to an end, in that it enabled me to keep a wife and family and write my classical music, which has always been my passion."
- Malcolm Arnold
(Related: Family, Music, Wife, End, Film, Passion, Writing)

"It is so small a thing to have enjoyed the sun, to have lived light in the spring, to have loved, to have thought, to have done."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Thought, Light, Spring, Sun)

"I liked the premise of this material. I love the marriage relationship. They kind of keep each other honest, and they enjoy each other's sense of humor. Kind of a sexy but boring relationship."
- Patricia Arquette
(Related: Love, Marriage, Humor, Sense)

"I want ordinary people to enjoy a decent standard of living, with ever increasing security, comfort and joy."
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
(Related: People, Comfort, Joy, Living, Security, Want)

"I'm looking at working with people I get on with, that respect me, that don't just see me as a piece of ass. Which I have experienced as well. I've nearly walked off very big films before, and I would, because I don't want that in my life. I want to enjoy the work I do."
- Gemma Arterton
(Related: Work, Life, People, Respect, Want)

"I'd never even been to Wrigley Field. I never even enjoyed baseball that much, but I loved being there, the crowd was lovely, and they all sang with me!"
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Baseball, Being)

"I enjoy the crafts on the show enormously, too, when we have experts in showing how to make things. You watch them thinking you'll go home and do the things yourself, which is fun. Some I have done myself later on."
- Jane Asher
(Related: Home, Experts, Fun, Thinking)

"I have very much enjoyed being in the music business in different roles through five different decades."
- Peter Asher
(Related: Business, Music, Being)

"For me, the joy of doing it is doodling when I want to. But if I had to do it, I'd lose the joy."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Joy, Want)

"After doing this, going away, trying other things and working on other shows, this character, and working within Days of Our Lives, has been one of the most enjoyable experiences in my career."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Character, Career, Trying)

"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)

"Pleasure usually takes the form of me and now; joy is us and always."
- Marvin J. Ashton
(Related: Joy, Now, Pleasure)

"Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare."
- Ed Asner
(Related: Joy, Kids)

"I think people enjoy reading about money, but the people who are in charge of giving me guidance tell me not to talk about it in interviews. Why not? That's what everybody thinks about."
- Sean Astin
(Related: Money, People, Giving, Guidance, Reading, Talk)

"People everywhere enjoy believing things that they know are not true. It spares them the ordeal of thinking for themselves and taking responsibility for what they know."
- Brooks Atkinson
(Related: People, Responsibility, Thinking)

"There is no joy so great as that of reporting that a good play has come to town."
- Brooks Atkinson
(Related: Joy, Play)

"Marketing is what gets you noticed, and that side of it something - this side of it, if you like, doing interviews - is the side of it that I least enjoy, and yet is 50% of the project."
- Rowan Atkinson
(Related: Marketing, Project)

"I don't much enjoy Back and Forth. I mean, I think it has its own particular qualities, but I think it's inferior to any of the half-hour ones we did."
- Rowan Atkinson
"I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Time, People, Freedom, Joy, Youth)

"Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: Happiness, Life, Being, Choices, Freedom, Humanity, Joy, Mistakes, Negativity, Pain, Today)

"Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can't put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're doing it from a position of correction."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: Beauty, Perception, Beginning, Correction, Dress, Fun, Hair, Joy)

"In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Joy)

"After all, I long to be in America again, nay, if I can go home to return no more to Europe, it seems to me that I shall ever enjoy more peace of mind, and even Physical comfort than I can meet with in any portion of the world beside."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Home, Peace, America, Comfort, Europe, Mind, World)

"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)

"I have been a reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy for a long time, since I was 11 or 12 I think, so I understand it and I'm not at all surprised that readers of the genre might enjoy my books."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: Science, Time, Books, Fantasy, Fiction)

"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Love, Privilege)

"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)

"I'll be 65 in September and I work as much as I want to, take cruises with Kay, relax with my family, do everything in moderation, because I want to enjoy my life."
- Frankie Avalon
(Related: Life, Work, Family, Moderation, Relax, Want)

"I don't trip on that much. I just like to enjoy life and be happy."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Life)

"Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Life, Love, Sacrifice, Dream, Challenge, Play, Song)

"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)

"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."
- Roger Babson
(Related: Future, Present, Waste)

"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Family, Life, Blood, Joy, Respect)

"The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it."
- Richard Bach
"I am looking forward to going to Dubai because it gives us an opportunity to interact with each other. We can sit and enjoy each other's company. We can go out for a walk without worrying about shooting schedules."
- Amitabh Bachchan
(Related: Opportunity, Company)

"The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Parents)

"From then on, I realized this is what I want to do, what I'm supposed to do: Giving energy and receiving it back through applause. I love it. That's my world. I love it. I enjoy it. I live for it."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Love, Applause, Energy, Giving, Want, World)

"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)

"The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love. What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork."
- Pearl Bailey
(Related: Love, Joy, Needs, World)

"I want kids to enjoy skating and I think it's a great workout."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Kids, Want)

"It is my hope that during my brief passage through this universe, that I may share with you the joy of hearing the music of the stars... knowing that the composer was from a distant place and the songs were written eons ago, which now fall gently on this place for all to hear."
- Richard H. Baker
(Related: Music, Hope, Hearing, Joy, May, Now, Songs, Stars, Universe)

"People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure."
- Russell Baker
(Related: People, Pleasure)

"You can't enjoy light verse with a heavy heart."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Heart, Light)

"I went into show business because I love to work with people, and what I enjoy most about acting is rehearsing and getting to know people and their talents, forming relationships. Working in this business, barriers drop and you get into people real quickly."
- Scott Bakula
(Related: Business, Love, Work, People, Acting, Relationships)

"It was never the fame or fortune that drove me to act. It was something I love and enjoy doing it. A lot of people identify who they are by what they do and that's not me. It's what I do but not who I am. Who I am is a parent. I'm a family man."
- Adam Baldwin
(Related: Family, Love, People, Act, Fame, Fortune, Man)

"In terms of the romantic kind of lead, I just never enjoy those movies very much. Maybe they'll come to interest me more as I get older. I doubt it, but maybe. Romantic comedies tend to be, for me, an oxymoron."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Movies, Doubt, Interest, Romantic)

"But I enjoyed getting sick, I didn't mind it at all. So in that short amount of time, I did actually go from 121 right back up to 180, which is way too fast obviously. And that resulted in some doctors visits to get things sorted out."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Time, Doctors, Mind, Right)

"Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Joy, Rain, Summer, Tears)

"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)

"A mother's life, you see, is one long succession of dramas, now soft and tender, now terrible. Not an hour but has its joys and fears."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Life, Mother, Now)

"Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Excess, Joy, Sorrow)

"It is only in the act of nursing that a woman realizes her motherhood in visible and tangible fashion; it is a joy of every moment."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Act, Fashion, Joy, Motherhood, Woman)

"I don't quite jump for joy, but I am awfully glad to see him."
- Anne Bancroft
(Related: Joy)

"I enjoy doing fashion shows and transforming myself into different looks for photo shoots."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Fashion)

"I love food and feel that it is something that should be enjoyed. I eat whatever I want. I just don't overeat."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Food, Love, Want)

"I enjoy singing, and the instruments which truly move me are the horn, the trumpet and the cello."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Singing)

"I do enjoy film. The more I do it the more I learn."
- Christine Baranski
(Related: Film)

"When I see myself on film it makes me smile, I mean making a good living doing what I enjoy is soo much fun. I just hope that everyone has the chance to enjoy life like I do."
- Adrienne Barbeau
(Related: Life, Hope, Chance, Film, Fun, Living, Smile)

"Here in England we live at a slower pace, have more time to enjoy things - like good jazz."
- Chris Barber
(Related: Time, England, Jazz)

"Parents look at me like I'm somebody pretty important, and say, We were raised on your characters, and now we're enjoying them all over again with our children."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Children, Now, Parents, Pretty)

"I don't know anyone who enjoys going to the hospital. To help remedy this, I got an idea to create what a Laugh Room in the pediatric ward of hospitals."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Idea, Help, Hospitals)

"I enjoy my job as long as I can create a character, otherwise it's boring."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Character, Job)

"I am not finding pregnancy much of a joy. I am afraid of childbirth, but I am afraid I can't find a way of avoiding it."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Joy, Pregnancy)

"I am really not interested in the cinema. I loathed it when I started six years ago, and I don't enjoy it even now."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Cinema, Now, Years)

"There is a vast difference between games and play. Play is played for fun, but games are deadly serious and you do not play them to enjoy yourself."
- Maurice Baring
(Related: Difference, Fun, Games, Play)

"Nothing gives me quite so much joy as when people tell me they've had their pets spayed or neutered."
- Bob Barker
(Related: People, Joy, Nothing, Pets)

"I think that age as a number is not nearly as important as health. You can be in poor health and be pretty miserable at 40 or 50. If you're in good health, you can enjoy things into your 80s."
- Bob Barker
(Related: Age, Health, Poor, Pretty)

"I enjoyed doing the gag covers better than the story ones because they were usually simpler. A cover based on an incident in the plot took a great deal of staging to tell a little story that was still part of the book. And it had to make sense on its own."
- Carl Barks
(Related: Sense)

"That is the great mistake about the affections. It is not the rise and fall of empires, the birth and death of kings, or the marching of armies that move them most. When they answer from their depths, it is to the domestic joys and tragedies of life."
- Amelia Barr
(Related: Death, Life, Mistake, Kings)

"It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it."
- Amelia Barr
(Related: Joy, Sorrow, Weather)

"A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy."
- Luis Barragan
(Related: Feeling, Garden, Joy, Serenity)

"I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg."
- James M. Barrie
(Related: Joy, Youth)

"Going on Letterman is like going off the high dive. It's exhilarating, but after a while it wasn't the kind of thrill I enjoyed."
- Lynda Barry
"I liked the koala, wallaby, and I chilled with a kangaroo a bit. There was a wombat that I quite enjoyed also."
- Todd Barry
"And the goal really is to make the audience laugh, to bring them some joy."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Goal, Joy)

"You must learn day by day, year by year to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens."
- Ethel Barrymore
(Related: Love, Day)

"Joy is the simplest form of gratitude."
- Karl Barth
(Related: Gratitude, Joy)

"I think, first of all, you need to love what you're doing, and then this helps in the comedian for its part in everything-but the moment you enjoy what you're doing, you try to express yourself, to find your way, and every time is different, of course."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Love, Time, First)

"It's a dream come true, and with this music, with this Rossini, it's unbelievable how to express the joy and express the joy of the situation and the joy to play this music, to sing this music, it's really fantastic."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Music, Dream, Joy, Play)

"It's such a joy to work with different ensembles and create a collaboration. Rehearsing and building a performance is very interesting for me."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Work, Performance, Building, Collaboration, Joy)

"The more a woman likes her job, the better her self-image and the more she enjoys her life."
- Grace Baruch
(Related: Life, Job, Self, Woman)

"I was just a lot smarter about not getting caught. I mean, I never stuck anything in my arm, but I certainly enjoyed my youth."
- Jason Bateman
(Related: Youth)

"The joy late coming late departs."
- Lewis J. Bates
(Related: Joy)

"The poet enjoys the incomparable privilege of being able to be himself and others, as he wishes."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Being, Privilege, Wishes)

"For me, the great joy is to watch an audience watching what I've made. To hear not a peep from the audience at the right moment, and then to hear the laughs and the cheers."
- Michael Bay
(Related: Joy, Right)

"We don't make movies for critics. I've done four movies; there's millions upon millions upon millions of people who've paid to see them. Somebody likes them. My greatest joy is to sit anonymously in a dark theater and watch it with an audience, a paying audience."
- Michael Bay
(Related: Movies, People, Joy, Theater)

"I'm going to try to enjoy the All-Star break, hope my players reflect on what happened the first half of the season, come back with a different attitude, try to find our solution on how to win it."
- Don Baylor
(Related: Attitude, Hope, First, Solution)

"I genuinely enjoy talking one-to-one. I have no shyness about that."
- Stephanie Beacham
(Related: Shyness, Talking)

"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)

"Those who sit at the feast will continue to enjoy themselves even though the veil that separates them from the world of toiling reality below has been lifted by mass revolts and critics."
- Mary Ritter Beard
(Related: Reality, Will, World)

"From labour health, from health contentment spring; contentment opes the source of every joy."
- James Beattie
(Related: Health, Contentment, Joy, Spring)

"As much horror as we have always created, we are a species that keeps moving forward, seeing new sights in new ways, and enjoying the journey."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Horror, Journey)

"James Joyce was a synthesizer, trying to bring in as much as he could. I am an analyzer, trying to leave out as much as I can."
- Samuel Beckett
(Related: Trying)

"The reward is every night. The 90 minutes is such a payoff for us every night; it makes it all worth it to us. The fans who come to the shows know how much we enjoy this."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Fans, Night, Reward, Worth)

"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)

"There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Birds, Nothing)

"The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Flowers, Joy, Sun, Trees, World)

"In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Shadows, World)

"No matter what looms ahead, if you can eat today, enjoy today, mix good cheer with friends today enjoy it and bless God for it."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: God, Friends, Today)

"Clothes should be as interesting on the inside as on the outside. Even if you enjoy it totally alone, it's important."
- Geoffrey Beene
(Related: Clothes)

"Off with you! You're a happy fellow, for you'll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that!"
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Related: Happiness, People, Joy, Nothing)

"Shakespeare said pretty well everything and what he left out, James Joyce, with a judge from meself, put in."
- Brendan Behan
(Related: Pretty, Shakespeare)

"I have enjoyed all the artists I've worked with."
- Adrian Belew
(Related: Artists)

"This is not to be cocky, but, I go over real well at Comic-Con. I've done quite a few Comic-Cons, and I enjoy the hell out of them. They are so much fun, and so bizarre. I've done the FX Show in Florida, Wizard-World in Chicago, Comic-Con in San Diego, Wonder-Con in San Francisco, the Comic-Con in New York, and I've done them numerous times."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Bizarre, Chicago, Fun, Hell, Wonder)

"I don't want to be pigeonholed into doing just romantic comedies. But they're fun, and especially for women, it's nice to go to see them and enjoy that breath of fresh air."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Women, Fun, Romantic, Want)

"I don't want to be pigeonholed into doing just romantic comedies. But they're fun, and especially for women, it's nice to go to see them and enjoy that breath of fresh air."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Women, Fun, Romantic, Want)

"This is not to be cocky, but, I go over real well at Comic-Con. I've done quite a few Comic-Cons, and I enjoy the hell out of them. They are so much fun, and so bizarre. I've done the FX Show in Florida, Wizard-World in Chicago, Comic-Con in San Diego, Wonder-Con in San Francisco, the Comic-Con in New York, and I've done them numerous times."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Bizarre, Chicago, Fun, Hell, Wonder)

"When I eat with my friends, it is a moment of real pleasure, when I really enjoy my life."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: Life, Friends, Pleasure)

"These guys were the best. They were the best at their positions and made playing the game easier. And at the same time it made it so much more enjoyable."
- Johnny Bench
(Related: Time)

"At fifteen one is first beginning to realize that everything isn't money and power in this world, and is casting about for joys that do not turn to dross in one's hands."
- Robert Benchley
(Related: Money, Power, Beginning, First, World)

"Life has never been easy. Nor is it meant to be. It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Life, Being, Sorrow)

"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)

"Success is about enjoying what you have and where you are, while pursuing achievable goals."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Success, Goals)

"The real end of prayer is not so much to get this or that single desire granted, as to put human life into full and joyful conformity with the will of God."
- Charles Bent
(Related: Life, God, Conformity, Desire, End, Prayer, Will)

"I wrote a script. I actually enjoyed writing it more than acting. It's about the Irish rebellion of 1920, which is a fascinating period and place for me."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Acting, Irish, Rebellion, Writing)

"I can tell you, dearest friend, that if it became known how much friendship, love and a world of human and spiritual references I have smuggled into these three movements, the adherents of programme music - should there be any left - would go mad with joy."
- Alban Berg
(Related: Love, Music, Friendship, Joy, Spiritual, World)

"I've never felt more comfortable in my skin, I've never enjoyed life as much and I feel so lucky."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Life, Skin)

"There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Life, Creation, Feeling, Joy)

"It's great, because different groups of kids can laugh at each other and still enjoy the show."
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Related: Kids)

"I enjoy doing nothing."
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Related: Nothing)

"What matters poverty? What matters anything to him who is enamoured of our art? Does he not carry in himself every joy and every beauty?"
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Beauty, Art, Joy, Poverty)

"The adoring crowds and overwhelming Democratic support in the 2008 election was based largely on joy at jettisoning Bush and the appeal of electing a superbly qualified charismatic African American leader."
- Mary Frances Berry
(Related: Leader, African, American, Crowds, Joy, Support)

"If we wish our nature to be free and joyous, we should bring our activities into same order."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Nature, Order)

"If we could only snap the fetters of the body that bind the feet of the soul, we shall experience a great joy. Then we shall not be miserable because of the body's sufferings. We shall become free."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Experience, Soul, Body, Feet, Joy)

"Insurance - an ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Chance, Conviction, Man)

"But I did have two months off between Loser and the start of Prozac Nation. So, it was supposed to be Jason time, right? My time to enjoy myself away from movies."
- Jason Biggs
(Related: Movies, Time, Months, Nation, Right)

"I'm still blowing alright, and I still enjoy it which is the main thing."
- Acker Bilk
"About the only difference between the poor and the rich, is this, the poor suffer misery, while the rich have to enjoy it."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Difference, Misery, Poor)

"There's a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Health, Time, People, World)

"There are people who are always anticipating trouble, and in this way they manage to enjoy many sorrows that never really happen to them."
- Josh Billings
(Related: People, Trouble)

"If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Man, Perfection, World)

"I call for a collective adventure in generalized joy and freely interdependent exuberance."
- Bob Black
(Related: Adventure, Joy)

"I did smoke a joint once but I did not enjoy it."
- Cilla Black
"I was hoping for it to be possibly a movie career as I still would like to see that happen. I enjoyed making 200 Motels and did try out for a few things when I lived in LA, but nothing ever happened. I'm still hoping though."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Career, Nothing)

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

"Of joys departed, not to return, how painful the remembrance."
- Robert Blair
(Related: Remembrance)

"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself."
- William Blake
(Related: Imagination, Nature, Eyes, Joy, Man, Ridicule, Tears)

"Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps."
- William Blake
(Related: Joy, Sorrow)

"He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity's sun rise."
- William Blake
(Related: Life, Eternity, Flies, Joy, Kisses, Sun)

"In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy."
- William Blake
(Related: Time, Harvest, Winter)

"I have no name: I am but two days old. What shall I call thee? I happy am, Joy is my name. Sweet joy befall thee!"
- William Blake
(Related: Joy, Name, Old)

"I think it's more important to be fit so that you can be healthy and enjoy activities than it is to have a good body."
- Rachel Blanchard
(Related: Body)

"I don't enjoy traveling in America. I don't like the food, the cars. It is not exotic enough. It all tastes a bit like airline food."
- Carla Bley
(Related: Food, America, Traveling)

"I don't enjoy the life of an actress, but I don't want to go into that."
- Claire Bloom
(Related: Life, Want)

"My mother enjoyed old age, and because of her I've begun to enjoy parts of it too. So far I've had it good and am crumbling nicely."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Age, Mother, Old)

"But most is all to do with work. There are aspects of work that are enjoyable, that you could call a hobby."
- Heston Blumenthal
(Related: Work)

"If the machines can take the drudgery out of it and just leave us with the joy of drawing, then that's the best of both worlds - and I'll use those computers!"
- Don Bluth
(Related: Joy, Machines)

"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)

"Those who remain unmoved by the wind of joy silently follow the Path."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Joy, Wind)

"All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Experience, Joy, Suffering)

"The more you learn what to do with yourself, and the more you do for others, the more you will learn to enjoy the abundant life."
- William J. H. Boetcker
(Related: Life, Will)

"The kind of acting I used to enjoy no longer exists because your prime consideration is the budget, running time, the cost - and whether they'll understand it in Milwaukee."
- Dirk Bogarde
(Related: Time, Acting, Consideration, Running)

"In life, so many things are taken for granted, but one thing I can honestly say is that I took every day, enjoyed the game of putting on that uniform and playing the great game of baseball."
- Wade Boggs
(Related: Life, Baseball, Day)

"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)

"But since independence, Gabon is one of the few countries in Central Africa that enjoys peace and stability."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Peace, Countries, Independence, Stability)

"Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Related: Gratitude, Joy, Memory)

"Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand!"
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Peace, Blessings, Commerce, Heaven, Nations, Spring)

"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)

"We could spend time together during the day and just kind of talk and enjoy each other and enjoy the moment. But it was interesting we both knew that once you walk through the gates of that stadium, then it was on, the game was on."
- Ralph Boston
(Related: Time, Day, Talk)

"I suppose no person ever enjoyed with more relish the infusion of this fragrant leaf than did Johnson."
- James Boswell
"Our success in this matter is important to all Americans. Whether you are in the forest land business or just enjoy the shade of a majestic oak gracing your lawn, we all have an interest in this important issue."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Business, Success, Americans, Interest, Land, Oak)

"To me, it doesn't matter how good you are. Sport is all about playing and competing. Whatever you do in cricket and in sport, enjoy it, be positive and try to win."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Positive, Cricket)

"Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Burden)

"I enjoy working with Melissa a great deal. We're always looking for projects to do together. I was happy to have her do the show, because she doesn't normally do episodic unless she's starring, and I was very happy with the results."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Projects, Results)

"I live myself with my cat Pebbles. She isn't enjoying the attention as much as me - she ran off up the stairs as soon as the film crew for the show came into the house. She didn't come down for hours. But I have the support of all my brothers and sisters and my neighbours and friends - everyone thinks it's just great."
- Susan Boyle
(Related: Attention, Brothers, Film, Friends, Sisters, Stairs, Support)

"If you enjoy living, it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Living, Sense, Wonder)

"The biggest difference between Kennedy and Nixon, as far as the press is concerned, is simply this: Jack Kennedy really liked newspaper people and he really enjoyed sparring with journalists."
- Ben Bradlee
(Related: People, Difference, Nixon, Press)

"I enjoyed so much working with the guys from Wilco, and riffing off of them, and having someone come up to me with ideas, because normally in the studio it's me who has to come up with all the ideas."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: Ideas)

"Those who enjoy their own emotionally bad health and who habitually fill their own minds with the rank poisons of suspicion, jealousy and hatred, as a rule take umbrage at those who refuse to do likewise, and they find a perverted relief in trying to denigrate them."
- Johannes Brahms
(Related: Health, Hatred, Jealousy, Rank, Suspicion, Trying)

"Ardent love or desire introduced, as passionately longing to please and glorify the Divine Being, to be in every respect conformed to him, and in that way to enjoy him."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Love, Being, Desire, Longing, Respect)

"Don't look for obscure formulas or mystery in my work. It is pure joy that I offer you. Look at my sculptures until you see them. Those closest to God have seen them."
- Constantin Brancusi
(Related: God, Work, Joy, Mystery)

"I was a town child, it is true, but that did not prevent me enjoying open-air life, with plants and animals."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Life, Animals, Open, Plants)

"Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won't make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa - and it's about getting a balance."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Life, Money, Work, People, Balance)

"I find myself enjoying a deeper love than I ever imagined was possible in the form of my daughter and certainly in the union with my wife. It makes everything else, including work, which is one of the things I'm most passionate about, pale by comparison."
- Benjamin Bratt
(Related: Love, Work, Wife, Daughter)

"I worked with people I admire; Josh Lucas, who I'd worked with many many years ago on a pilot called The Class of 61 and Kurt Russell, and so there were a variety of different people that I enjoyed working with."
- Andre Braugher
(Related: People, Class, Variety, Years)

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."
- Robert Brault
(Related: Day, May)

"Because of my faith and my imagination, I was able to enjoy my childhood, even though it was tough."
- Donna Brazile
(Related: Faith, Imagination, Childhood)

"The things I enjoy most as I watch the movie are the things that came through without even thinking."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Thinking)

"My favorite roles usually have to do with the story, if it's a good story I usually enjoy doing the character."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Character, Favorite)

"But on the other hand I believe I'm a private person too, and I enjoy that aspect of my life as well."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Life)

"Sure, I get the blues. But what I try to do, is apply joy to the blues, you know? I don't know if it's a technique, or just being bent that way, being raised by the folks I was raised by."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Being, Joy)

"I don't think I ever went down that movie star path. I always enjoy taking a 90-degree turn from the last thing I did."
- Jeff Bridges
"Anything can happen to anyone at any time and you shouldn't just live through the days, or you lose them. You should do what you can to enjoy every moment."
- Sarah Brightman
(Related: Time)

"Mostly I enjoy the restaurants (my husband is a chef), though I wish we had a wider diversity of ethnic food."
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Food, HusbDiversity, Restaurants)

"I like visiting people's homes on Saint Joseph's Day, when people set up altars, serve food as a tribute to the saint, and invite the public - I enjoy that much more than Mardi Gras."
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Related: Food, People, Day, Public, Tribute)

"I believe in the Wal-Mart school of business. The less people pay, the more they enjoy it."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Business, People, School)

"I felt that I had to write. Even if I had never been published, I knew that I would go on writing, enjoying it and experiencing the challenge."
- Gwendolyn Brooks
(Related: Challenge, Writing)

"There is such a thing as bad publicity."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Publicity)

"The world at large does not judge us by who we are and what we know; it judges us by what we have."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Judges, World)

"The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Success, Failure)

"The best proof of love is trust."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Love, Trust, Proof)

"Virginity is such a personal thing. You can't judge anyone on it. A lot of young women feel they want to save themselves for the man who they think they'll love forever."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Love, Women, Man, Virginity, Want)

"Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Trust, Facts)

"No matter how love-sick a woman is, she shouldn't take the first pill that comes along."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Love, First, Woman)

"Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you've become a comfortable, trusted element in another person's life."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Life, Being, Compliment)

"Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Marriage, Spiritual)

"As a celebrity, you get a certain number of free passes. You're actually in a better position if you're a celebrity because people care."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: People, Care, Celebrity)

"A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Success, Positive, Preparation, Self)

"Credit buying is much like being drunk. The buzz happens immediately and gives you a lift... The hangover comes the day after."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Being, Buying, Credit, Day)

"For men to be virgins, we think it's negative. We think that there's something wrong with them."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Men, Negative, Wrong)

"I don't give advice. I can't tell anybody what to do. Instead I say this is what we know about this problem at this time. And here are the consequences of these actions."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Time, Actions, Advice, Consequences)

"If Shakespeare had to go on an author tour to promote Romeo and Juliet, he never would have written Macbeth."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Shakespeare)

"Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Flattery, Imitation, Listening, May)

"Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Love, Manipulation)

"Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can and surely will at times fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk."
- Joyce Brothers
(Related: Love, Being, Hurt, Risk, Will)

"The quietest poetry can be an explosion of joy."
- James Broughton
(Related: Poetry, Joy)

"The most astonishing joy is to receive from the muses the gift of a whole lyric."
- James Broughton
(Related: Joy)

"There I was limited to what happened the same way I am with Riel. It doesn't feel like a great burden to have your story, to some degree, set. I am enjoying figuring out what I think is the most dramatic way of telling this set of historical facts."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Burden, Facts)

"I was looking to do something non-fiction because I had done a strip, 'My Mom Was a Schizophrenic.' I really enjoyed the process of doing that strip, despite its subject matter. To do it I'd had to do a lot of research and reading and I figured I'd like to do that again."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Mom, Reading, Research)

"I represent central Florida, which depends on tourists for its economic survival. We need people to be able to get to the State and enjoy it."
- Corrine Brown
(Related: People, Survival, State, Tourists)

"When I'm on stage, I'm trying to do one thing: bring people joy. Just like church does. People don't go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it."
- James Brown
(Related: People, Church, Joy, Trouble, Trying)

"I listen to some of the comments on WIP - they're playing parts of the press conference - and I can see where people would read into things. But if anyone was at the press conference, I think would sense how much I enjoyed Philly and how I loved working for those people."
- Larry Brown
(Related: People, Press, Sense)

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

"I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Reason)

"So I had a couple of years of playing trumpet. I really enjoyed it, but it was not the kind of instrument you could whip out at a party. Let's face it."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Party, Years)

"How good is man's life, the mere living! How fit to employ all the heart and the soul and the senses forever in joy!"
- Robert Browning
(Related: Life, Soul, Heart, Man, Senses)

"Some people like going to the pub; I enjoy going to the gym."
- Frank Bruno
(Related: People)

"Since creation of the E.U. a half century ago, Europe has enjoyed the longest period of peace in its history."
- John Bruton
(Related: History, Peace, Creation, Europe)

"Children enjoy the present because they have neither a past nor a future."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Children, Future, Past, Present)

"Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Children, Future, Past, Present)

"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)

"None so little enjoy themselves, and are such burdens to themselves, as those who have nothing to do. Only the active have the true relish of life."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Life, Nothing)

"There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by."
- William C. Bryant
(Related: April, Eye, Glory, Joy)

"I don't plan to write another science book, but I don't plan not to. I do enjoy writing histories, and taking subjects that are generally dull and trying to make them interesting."
- Bill Bryson
(Related: Science, Trying, Writing)

"There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness."
- John Buchan
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Joy, May)

"The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Work, Excellence, Joy, Word)

"To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Heart, Joy, Mind)

"To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Work, Joy, Youth)

"Coming from a farming background, I saw nothing out of the ordinary in running barefoot, although it seemed to startle the rest of the athletics world. I have always enjoyed going barefoot and when I was growing up I seldom wore shoes, even when I went into town."
- Zola Budd
(Related: Growing up, Nothing, Rest, Running, World)

"To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him."
- Buddha
(Related: Happiness, Peace, Wisdom, Family, Health, Control, Discipline, Virtue, First, Man, Mind, Will)

"We are formed and molded by our thoughts. Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts give joy when they speak or act. Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them."
- Buddha
(Related: Thoughts, Act, Joy, Shadow)

"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."
- Buddha
(Related: Thoughts, Joy, Mind, Shadow)

"The program should know if someone is at the keyboard or joystick or if it is just sitting there idle. It should know if someone is proficient in its use or a novice."
- Bill Budge
"Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too."
- Frederick Buechner
(Related: Peace, Knowledge, Compassion, Feeling, Joy, Skin)

"We enjoy the process far more than the proceeds."
- Warren Buffett
"At the moment I'm enjoying a new challenge at the Royal Opera House, but I'm also keen to pursue my interest in television and particularly in science."
- Deborah Bull
(Related: Science, Challenge, Interest, Opera, Television)

"I've enjoyed it, I have seen it once at the premiere in London and it was very nice to be invited there. But I do want to see it again now. I want to sit and watch it as a fan rather than being there at the premiere with all the lights and such."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: Being, London, Now, Want)

"All conventions are very enjoyable. The more variety you do, the better."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: Variety)

"Be it jewel or toy, not the prize gives the joy, but the striving to win the prize."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Joy)

"A woman who looks like a girl and thinks like a man is the best sort, the most enjoyable to be and the most pleasurable to have and to hold."
- Julie Burchill
(Related: Man, Woman)

"An actress who has the gift of swaying the emotions of an audience, of compelling tribute of tears, or of moving the public to joyous merriment, cannot always be satisfied to set aside her whole career, in the work that she loves, simply because she is married."
- Billie Burke
(Related: Work, Career, Emotions, Merriment, Public, Tears, Tribute)

"For me, it's like biking around the neighborhood, the walks and stuff, because I have never enjoyed the gym. Or I'll do, since I used to dance a lot, all the old dance exercises."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Dance, Biking, Old)

"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)

"I cannot sleep - great joy is as restless as great sorrow."
- Fanny Burney
(Related: Joy, Sleep, Sorrow)

"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)

"I enjoy total creative control right now. Nobody tells me to make it longer, shorter, better, sexier, more violent, whatever."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Control, Now, Right)

"Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all - that has been my religion."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Religion, Curiosity, Joy, Universe)

"A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles."
- Richard Burton
(Related: Gold, Man)

"I write music to please myself. Hopefully the director's enjoying it too."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Music)

"On Being John Malkovich and the cinema of the absurd, I do enjoy it. I wish there were more like it. The very fact that there can't be more like it is one of the reasons it's admirable."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Being, Cinema, Fact)

"Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Joy, Sorrow, Today, Tomorrow, Worry)

"Florida has its own rhythm, too. People go to work, they watch their children learn and grow and start families of their own. They play in the sun and pass their lives enjoying the outsized blessings that make our state unique."
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Work, People, Blessings, Children, Play, State, Sun)

"I enjoy getting riled up, and nothing's gonna do that for you like a good scary movie."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Nothing)

"The joy of giving is indeed a pleasure, especially when you get rid of something you don't want."
- Frank Butler
(Related: Giving, Joy, Pleasure, Want)

"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)

"Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Life, People)

"People are always good company when they are doing what they really enjoy."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: People, Company)

"He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most. God will take care that we do not enjoy it any more than is good for us."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Life, God, Care, Will)

"All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Business, Life, Animals, Man)

"Success soon palls. The joyous time is when the breeze first strikes your sails, and the waters rustle under your bows."
- Charles Buxton
(Related: Success, Time, First)

"I really enjoyed doing the voice of Nose Marie on the cartoon series Pound Puppies. Fun, FUN cast."
- Ruth Buzzi
(Related: Fun, Voice)

"I think there's a bit of the devil in everybody. There's a bit of a priest in everybody, too, but I enjoyed playing the devil more. He was more fun."
- Gabriel Byrne
(Related: Devil, Fun)

"When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Joy, Voice, Wit)

"All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Happiness, Joy)

"To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Happiness, Joy)

"Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it."
- Eileen Caddy
(Related: Life, Work, Forget, Fun, Play)

"Let there be more joy and laughter in your living."
- Eileen Caddy
(Related: Joy, Laughter, Living)

"Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you."
- Eileen Caddy
(Related: Life, Gratitude, Joy, Laughter)

"In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed."
- Sid Caesar
(Related: Life, Goals)

"Passion is very important to me. If you stop enjoying things, you've got to look at it, because it can lead to all kinds of depressing scenarios."
- Nicolas Cage
(Related: Passion)

"I enjoy doing both of them very much, concert work particularly, and the division varies from season to season."
- Sarah Caldwell
(Related: Work)

"I've always enjoyed poor health."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Health, Poor)

"Learning should be a joy and full of excitement. It is life's greatest adventure; it is an illustrated excursion into the minds of the noble and the learned."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Life, Adventure, Excitement, Joy, Learning)

"What I enjoy most about being on stage is that the natural instruments give you a greater freedom with texture. When you use natural instruments they have their own resonance."
- John Cale
(Related: Being, Freedom)

"I was always too mature for my age - and not very happy. I had no young friends. I wish I could go back to those days. If I could only live it all again, how I would play and enjoy other girls. What a fool I was."
- Maria Callas
(Related: Age, Fool, Friends, Girls, Play)

"All the blessings we enjoy are Divine deposits, committed to our trust on this condition, that they should be dispensed for the benefit of our neighbors."
- John Calvin
(Related: Trust, Blessings, Neighbors)

"You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy."
- John Calvin
(Related: Completion, Joy, Order, Suffering)

"I guess by taking lessons early on, and really trying to play all the rudimentary stuff, and try to have it sound as good as my teacher. It took a lot of practice, which I enjoyed, and still do."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Play, Practice, Sound, Trying)

"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)

"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Joy, Pain, Will)

"Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Cure, Joy, World)

"From my earliest days I have enjoyed an attractive impediment in my speech. I have never permitted the use of the word stammer. I can't say it myself."
- Patrick Campbell
(Related: Speech, Word)

"Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves."
- Elias Canetti
(Related: Children, Deception, Pleasure, Practice)

"It is enjoyable to make things visible which are invisible."
- Eric Cantona
"Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going to fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why."
- Eddie Cantor
(Related: Life, Sense)

"Success is following the pattern of life one enjoys most."
- Al Capp
(Related: Life, Success)

"I'll tell you what's helped me my entire life. I look at baseball as a game. It's something where people can go out, enjoy and have fun. Nothing more."
- Harry Caray
(Related: Life, People, Baseball, Fun, Nothing)

"That's the great thing about having your friends around you. I've known these guys forever. I really enjoy their company just as people. You couldn't ask for a better work environment."
- Drew Carey
(Related: Work, People, Company, Environment, Friends)

"And, one thing I definitely enjoyed personally, from a selfish point of view, was exploration and going to places that I had never been to before and learning, you know, meeting the people and getting to know, new sights and sounds, etc."
- Duane G. Carey
(Related: People, Exploration, Learning, Meeting)

"An office boy in London was the lowest of the low. The office boy was the tea boy. He would be the dog's body: It means someone who would do anything at all. I was quite prepared for that and enjoyed it."
- George Carey
(Related: London, Office, Tea)

"A novel points out that the world consists entirely of exceptions."
- Joyce Carey
(Related: World)

"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)

"THIS is the most joyful day that ever I saw in my pilgrimage on earth."
- Donald Cargill
(Related: Day, Earth, Pilgrimage)

"It will shock many - I've lived a full life and really enjoyed my time as a pop star."
- Belinda Carlisle
(Related: Life, Time, Will)

"As a columnist, I realize that whatever amount of corruption I expose, half my readers will block it out, although they may get a frisson of joy in the process."
- Margaret Carlson
(Related: Corruption, Joy, May, Will)

"The one thing I'm convinced George W. Bush is good at is bipartisanship. It's clearly something he enjoys personally."
- Tucker Carlson
"A laugh, to be joyous, must flow from a joyous heart, for without kindness, there can be no true joy."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Heart, Joy, Kindness)

"Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer; it is joy; it is art."
- Bliss Carman
(Related: Art, Joy, Self)

"One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Nature, Garden, Human nature, Living, Roses, Today, Windows)

"I really wanted there to be something in my life that I enjoy just for the beauty of it."
- Robert Caro
(Related: Beauty, Life)

"The road Cordelia has travelled, the journey she has taken up to now has been such a joy to play as an actress, because there have been so many chances to do so many different emotions."
- Charisma Carpenter
(Related: Emotions, Journey, Joy, Now, Play, Road)

"I enjoy money."
- Karen Carpenter
(Related: Money)

"I enjoy money. Not enough people in this world are happy. I'm determined to be contented, and having plenty of money from working makes it easier for me."
- Karen Carpenter
(Related: Money, People, World)

"I don't care if people think I am an overactor, as long as they enjoy what I do. People who think that would call Van Gogh an overpainter."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: People, Care)

"While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit."
- Lewis Carroll
(Related: Life, Amusement, Danger, Harmony, Joy, Laughter, Learning, Spirit, Wit)

"Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined."
- Johnny Carson
(Related: Success, Health, Peace, Job, Will)

"It helps if you really enjoy your jobs. If you don't, then just think about the money."
- Lisa Nicole Carson
(Related: Money, Jobs)

"What a joy it is to dance and sing!"
- Angela Carter
(Related: Dance, Joy)

"I enjoy those small chats you have when people come up and talk to you about your work. It only involves a few seconds of effort to be nice to those people, and I am very grateful for the kind words that people have taken the trouble to express to me in person."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Work, People, Effort, Talk, Trouble, Words)

"It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Love, Peace, Nature, Children, Earth, Gifts, Honor, Will)

"To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
(Related: Joy, Reality)

"Tell me not of joy: there's none Now my little sparrow's gone; He, just as you, Would toy and woo, He would chirp and flatter me, He would hang the wing awhile, Till at length he saw me smile, Lord! how sullen he would be!"
- William Cartwright
(Related: Now, Smile)

"The will is never free - it is always attached to an object, a purpose. It is simply the engine in the car - it can't steer."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Car, Purpose, Will)

"A novel should be an experience and convey an emotional truth rather than arguments."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Experience, Truth, Arguments)

"For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Change, Creation, Evil, Insecurity, Man, Spirit, World)

"God is a character, a real and consistent being, or He is nothing. If God did a miracle He would deny His own nature and the universe would simply blow up, vanish, become nothing."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Nature, God, Character, Being, Nothing, Universe)

"I look upon life as a gift from God. I did nothing to earn it. Now that the time is coming to give it back, I have no right to complain."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Life, Time, God, Nothing, Now, Right)

"It is a tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn't know - the less a man knows, the more sure it is that he knows everything."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Man, Tragedy, World)

"Love doesn't grow on trees like apples in Eden - it's something you have to make. And you must use your imagination too."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Imagination, Love, Apples, Trees)

"Religion is organized to satisfy and guide the soul - politics does the same thing for the body."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Politics, Religion, Soul, Body)

"Remember I'm an artist. And you know what that means in a court of law. Next worst to an actress."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Artist, Court, Law)

"By recollecting the pleasures I have had formerly, I renew them, I enjoy them a second time, while I laugh at the remembrance of troubles now past, and which I no longer feel."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Time, Now, Past, Remembrance)

"I enjoyed high school and college, and I think I learned a lot, but that was not really my focus. My focus was on trying to figure out what businesses to start."
- Steve Case
(Related: College, Focus, School, Trying)

"And I kind of said to myself if I get my voice back I'm not going to take back the old anxiety about it and just focus on the limitations. I'm really going to enjoy it."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Anxiety, Focus, Limitations, Old, Voice)

"For the first time in 23 years I'm enjoying the process of supporting it, of going out and doing shows, and doing the interviews, and doing everything."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: Time, First, Years)

"I'm not cynical about marriage or romance. I enjoyed being married. And although being single was fun for a while, there was always the risk of dating someone who'd owned a lunch box with my picture on it."
- Shaun Cassidy
(Related: Dating, Marriage, Romance, Being, Fun, Risk)

"I always enjoyed writing. I did playlets in high school, I did radio shows in college. That's one of the reasons I went down to Second City, because you could do acting and writing."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Acting, College, School, Writing)

"Our goal should be to achieve joy."
- Ana Castillo
(Related: Goal, Joy)

"Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Men, Family, Friends)

"Chuck Norris doesn't need to understand the work of James Joyce; James Joyce needs to understand the work of Chuck Norris."
- Brian Celio
(Related: Work, Needs)

"People can really have an impact on a campaign and learn an awful lot. It can be an enjoyable experience."
- Steve Chabot
(Related: Experience, People)

"At first it was a bit daunting, but once I started to do it, the more I got into it, the more I started enjoying it and being able to say things lyrically that I would normally have to say musically."
- Jimmy Chamberlin
(Related: Being, First)

"Fashion is always of the time in which you live. It is not something standing alone. But the grand problem, the most important problem, is to rejeuvenate women. To make women look young. Then their outlook changes. They feel more joyous."
- Coco Chanel
(Related: Time, Women, Fashion)

"It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds. In the best books, great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Books, Talk)

"Well there are two things: Number one is, make sure you always enjoy yourself, because when you enjoy yourself, you'll learn, you'll want more information, you'll push yourself."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Information, Want)

"The deep joy we take in the company of people with whom we have just recently fallen in love is undisguisable."
- John Cheever
(Related: Love, People, Company, Deep, Joy)

"As an actress I find the most enjoyable part of acting is really just to please the director. I just want to please my director."
- Joan Chen
(Related: Acting, Want)

"Half the joy of life is in little things taken on the run... but let us keep our hearts young and our eyes open that nothing worth our while shall escape us."
- Victor Cherbuliez
(Related: Life, Eyes, Joy, Nothing, Open, Worth)

"Inferiority is what you enjoy in your best friends."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Inferiority, Friends)

"Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Time, Idleness, Laziness, Today, Tomorrow, Value)

"It is as healthy to enjoy sentiment as to enjoy jam."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Sentiment)

"I enjoy what I do, but it's more challenging than people think."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: People)

"I enjoyed my grandparents very much. My mother and father would always allow me to stay with them."
- Dominic Chianese
(Related: Mother, Father, Grandparents)

"When the doctors came they said she had died of heart disease - of joy that kills."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: Heart, Disease, Doctors, Joy)

"I regret that I wasn't the kind of person who could enjoy celebrity. It embarrassed me too much."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Celebrity, Regret)

"Some people enjoy celebrity. I admire those who do, because if you're going to go through it, you might as well enjoy it."
- Julie Christie
(Related: People, Celebrity)

"We tell them that we believe it will be beautiful because that is our specialty, we only create joy and beauty. We have never done a sad work. Through the drawings, we hope a majority will be able to visualize it."
- Christo
(Related: Beauty, Work, Hope, Joy, Majority, Will)

"Therefore we have to go over the fact that all human beings are afraid by what is new. It is our work to convince them that they will enjoy it, and even if they don't, to allow us just for 14 days to create that work of art."
- Christo
(Related: Art, Work, Fact, Will)

"Despite the demands of this job, one of the things my wife and I try to do is to spend time together alone. And one of the things we really enjoy doing together is seeing a good movie."
- Warren Christopher
(Related: Time, Wife, Job)

"I enjoy doing press for something that I like, and I think the movie is very fun and charming and clever."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Fun, Press)

"I invested, and I protected myself, so I enjoy that freedom."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Freedom)

"I made a comfortable living for several years. I invested, and I protected myself, so I enjoy that freedom."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Freedom, Living, Years)

"Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Friendship, Happiness, Grief, Joy, Misery)

"No one can enjoy freedom without trembling."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Freedom)

"Leave bands, go back to obscurity if I choose to, without a great sense of loss of security because it's all been based on the fact that I did it on my own or was doing, enjoying doing it on my own in the first place."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: Fact, First, Loss, Obscurity, Security, Sense)

"Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he's too busy to enjoy."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Man, Trying)

"We've put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Age, Effort, Old)

"All gut strings. That's just the first kind of guitar I played, it was a nylon string guitar. And to me, it's the purest form of guitar making, and I just enjoy doing it."
- Guy Clark
(Related: First, Guitar)

"Everyone that I've talked to who's been to space has thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and what you often hear them say is: It was great, but we just had to come home."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Home, Experience, Space)

"I've always enjoyed traveling and having experience with different cultures and different people. But it's also a wonderful thing to be able to benefit and enable research, not only in our country but around the world."
- Laurel Clark
(Related: Experience, People, Country, Research, Traveling, World)

"I think I've grown a lot in the last few years, and I needed to express myself as an artist on this. It wasn't necessarily about going in and making an album chocked full of hit singles... there were a lot of things I did out of the joy and the want to do it."
- Terri Clark
(Related: Artist, Joy, Want, Years)

"I enjoy writing for third and fourth graders most of all."
- Beverly Cleary
(Related: Writing)

"Kids enjoy laughing and are seldom bored when they find something funny. They also ask questions, often to adults, because they understand that the more words they can comprehend about a funny story or a joke, the more they'll enjoy it."
- Brian P. Cleary
(Related: Funny, Kids, Questions, Words)

"The student body was huge at UT and you had to mature pretty quick, very quick actually. I enjoyed it and it helped me a lot in my life in general - not only in the classroom but on the baseball field as well."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Life, Baseball, Body, Classroom, Pretty, Quick)

"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)

"I'll keep working as long as I live because singing has taken on the feeling of joy that I had when I started, when my only responsibility was to sing well."
- Rosemary Clooney
(Related: Feeling, Joy, Responsibility, Singing)

"Part of the joy of looking at art is getting in sync in some ways with the decision-making process that the artist used and the record that's embedded in the work."
- Chuck Close
(Related: Art, Work, Decision, Artist, Joy)

"Pharmaceutical companies are enjoying unprecedented profits and access with this Administration. Yet the Republicans' prescription drug plan for seniors has been a colossal failure, and over 43 million Americans wake up every morning without health insurance."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Health, Failure, Americans, Republicans)

"I make a living doing what I love doing, and it's what brings me joy."
- Tom Cochrane
(Related: Love, Joy, Living)

"Commissions suit me. They set limits. Jean Marais dared me to write play in which he would not speak in the first act, would weep for joy in the second and in the last would fall backward down a flight of stairs."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Act, First, Joy, Limits, Play, Stairs)

"I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Love, Soul, Home, Cats)

"Joy is not the result of getting what you want; it is the way to get what you want. In the deepest sense, joy is what you want."
- Alan Cohen
(Related: Joy, Result, Sense, Want)

"I am a technological activist. I have a political agenda. I am in favor of basic human rights: to free speech, to use any information and technology, to purchase and use recreational drugs, to enjoy and purchase so-called 'vices', to be free of intruders, and to privacy."
- Bram Cohen
(Related: Technology, Drugs, Free speech, Information, Privacy)

"I want to be as honest as I can about the things I've been through - the sorrows and joys, victories and defeats - and to use those experiences as a well to draw from. Hopefully, the songs that result from that kind of writing will be songs that mean something to others."
- Jim Cole
(Related: Result, Songs, Want, Will, Writing)

"Every night is a joy; you get an hour and a half of all these hits. It's a lot of fun."
- Phil Collen
(Related: Fun, Joy, Night)

"Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: People, Liberty, Will)

"I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Presence."
- Christopher Columbus
(Related: Purpose, Grace, Mercy)

"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)

"There are only two guidelines in good sex, Don't do anything you don't really enjoy and find out what are your partner needs and dont balk them if you can help it."
- Alex Comfort
(Related: Sex, Help, Needs)

"For the amount of talent I had - and I couldn't dance, act, or tell a joke - I enjoyed a tremendous career."
- Perry Como
(Related: Talent, Dance, Act, Career)

"Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another."
- Marquis de Condorcet
(Related: Life)

"Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing."
- William Congreve
(Related: Life, Expectation, Security, Uncertainty)

"Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Gossip)

"People enjoy sitting back knowing they won't hear a lot of four-letter words."
- Tim Conway
(Related: People, Words)

"I've never really taken anything very seriously. I enjoy life because I enjoy making other people enjoy it."
- Tim Conway
(Related: Life, People)

"I'm always going to be someone that people enjoy watching."
- Dane Cook
(Related: People)

"I wish people would turn off their computers, go outside, talk to people, touch people, lick people, enjoy each other's company and smell each other on the rump."
- Tre Cool
(Related: Computers, People, Company, Talk)

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

"I get letters from readers who say that they have always hated reading, but somebody suggested one of my books, they actually finished the book and enjoyed it, and they're going on to read another book. I'm thrilled that they have figured out that reading is fun."
- Caroline B. Cooney
(Related: Books, Fun, Letters, Reading)

"I suppose if you've never bitten your nails, there isn't any way to explain the habit. It's not enjoyable, really, but there is a certain satisfaction - pride in a job well done."
- Anderson Cooper
(Related: Habit, Job, Pride, Satisfaction)

"When I was a young man, I had a mentor on women and he said when you meet a woman that you think you like, don't ask her for a drink. Take her out for a bowl of soup. Because a woman who can enjoy a bowl of soup is bound to be more interesting."
- Art Cooper
(Related: Women, Man, Woman)

"Slavery is no more sinful, by the Christian code, than it is sinful to wear a whole coat, while another is in tatters, to eat a better meal than a neighbor, or otherwise to enjoy ease and plenty, while our fellow creatures are suffering and in want."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Christian, Slavery, Suffering, Want)

"The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy."
- Kenneth H. Cooper
(Related: Life, Quality, Exercise, Reason)

"It's very difficult for me to dislike an artist. No matter what he's creating, the fact that he's experiencing the joy of creation makes me feel like we're in a brotherhood of some kind... we're in it together."
- Chick Corea
(Related: Artist, Brotherhood, Creation, Fact, Joy)

"I enjoy playing the band as the band. I 'be' the whole band and I'm playing the drums, I'm playing the guitar, I'm playing the saxophone. To me, the most wonderful thing about playing music is that."
- Chick Corea
(Related: Music, Guitar)

"We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Joy, Sadness, Taste)

"Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Father, Being, Children, Nothing)

"Then there is a still higher type of courage - the courage to brave pain, to live with it, to never let others know of it and to still find joy in life; to wake up in the morning with an enthusiasm for the day ahead."
- Howard Cosell
(Related: Life, Courage, Enthusiasm, Day, Joy, Pain)

"What are we blaming? Is this Vietnam? We made a movie, it didn't make much money. I'm gonna be really happy if somebody watches it in 10 years' time and really enjoys it."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Time, Money, Vietnam, Years)

"I enjoy sports. I get a real joy from playing sports but I don't look for those movies. Oliver Stone wanted to know if I would do Any Given Sunday and it just didn't appeal to me."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Sports, Movies, Joy)

"I'm getting those familiar feelings, and I'm just going to enjoy the process of getting to know someone again."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Feelings)

"May joy and good fellowship reign, and in this manner, may the Olympic Torch pursue its way through ages, increasing friendly understanding among nations, for the good of a humanity always more enthusiastic, more courageous and more pure."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Humanity, Joy, May, Nations, Understanding)

"Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of a good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles."
- Pierre de Coubertin
(Related: Life, Effort, Example, Joy, Principles, Respect, Value)

"Salad bars are like a restaurant's lungs. They soak up the impurities and bacteria in the environment, leaving you with much cleaner air to enjoy."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Environment)

"But, you know, they don't enjoy the dinner hour together. It's just not as much of a ritual at night and it's interesting. I think the ritual is taking place perhaps more in the morning."
- Katie Couric
(Related: Night, Ritual)

"Advise for anybody - enjoy what you are doing, enjoy the process of learning and don't be impatient."
- Robin Cousins
(Related: Learning)

"In a sense I feel very much a part of the cinema now in a way where when I come back to the theater now I feel like a visitor. The cinema is really what I enjoy. I want to do more independent movies."
- Brian Cox
(Related: Movies, Cinema, Now, Sense, Theater, Want)

"But live shows are cool. I just got back into the idea of enjoying it live."
- Graham Coxon
(Related: Idea)

"With eye upraised his master's looks to scan, The joy, the solace, and the aid of man; The rich man's guardian, and the poor man's friend, The only creature faithful to the end."
- George Crabbe
(Related: Friend, Eye, Joy, Man, Poor)

"We wanted to create an environment where if a game player enjoyed the "writing style" of a particular game designer, he or she could look for the next game by that same author and not be disappointed."
- David Crane
(Related: Environment)

"The letters were universally complimentary, and we designers loved hearing that our games were being enjoyed, but if they weren't sending us a picture of their screens most of those writers would have spent their time playing the game rather than writing letters."
- David Crane
(Related: Time, Being, Games, Hearing, Letters, Writers, Writing)

"I always enjoyed politics. I worked at the White House recently, primarily for the First Lady. Because of my experience running my travel agency, I was in charge of the files she kept on the Travel Office."
- Joseph Force Crater
(Related: Experience, Travel, Politics, First, Lady, Office, Running)

"But I try to steal other moments. Sometimes I get up very early in the morning and enjoy a quiet house and cup of tea before the craziness begins. Other times, I'll take a quick walk on the beach. You can find peace in a few minutes."
- Cindy Crawford
(Related: Peace, Beach, Moments, Quick, Quiet, Tea)

"I enjoy Augusta. I enjoy its challenges. There's no other golf course like this anywhere. Its greens and its challenges on and around the greens are just super, super tough. So the greens are fun to play in sort of a morbid way."
- Ben Crenshaw
(Related: Fun, Golf, Play)

"The real pleasure was having the chance to enjoy being weightless, and the other was to spend some time looking out at this beautiful Earth that we're all lucky to inhabit."
- Robert Crippen
(Related: Time, Being, Chance, Earth, Pleasure)

"One of the greatest joys in my life was giving a lecture in French at the College de France."
- James Cronin
(Related: Life, College, France, Giving)

"In addition to the research, I enjoyed learning French and assimilating the culture of another country."
- James Cronin
(Related: Country, Culture, Learning, Research)

"It's a very nice thing to be able to give joy to people."
- Jon Crosby
(Related: People, Joy)

"I can enjoy a vacation as well as the next person, as long as I know it's a vacation and not a premature retirement."
- Mary Crosby
(Related: Retirement, Vacation)

"I'm not much of a partier anymore. I enjoy clarity much more."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Clarity)

"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)

"That's what I always enjoyed about acting, the real adrenalin rush. My heart - still before I go on stage - crashing out of my chest. That's thrilling to me."
- Billy Crudup
(Related: Heart, Acting)

"I guess I didn't enjoy drawing very much. It was like homework."
- Robert Crumb
"I'm doing it by enjoying what I do in the gym, really enjoying my foods."
- Warren Cuccurullo
"I enjoyed seven years at Wimbledon and there were high and low points."
- Kenny Cunningham
(Related: Years)

"I enjoy being recognized whatever environment I'm in."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Being, Environment)

"I'm world famous, everywhere I go there are people who love me because of I've been able to bring them some joy from the movies I've made."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Love, Movies, People, Famous, Joy, World)

"I don't think there is really a favorite, I'm very fond of film making as a whole and as a medium and of course, there are some that I've enjoyed making more than others but I've enjoyed making all of them."
- Peter Cushing
(Related: Favorite, Film)

"The joy about the recording is that you are your own boss. You don't have a director telling you how to do it."
- Jim Dale
(Related: Boss, Joy)

"I enjoy getting things done. My philosophy is the edge, the edge of something. There's where we have to go in local government, in not only the philosophy but the creativity in people around you. They have to go to the edge."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: Government, People, Creativity, Philosophy)

"I'd had people say, "You'll enjoy being famous for a week, and you'll never enjoy it again". But I don't think I had that week. I may have been working and missed that moment."
- Matt Damon
(Related: People, Being, Famous, May)

"For me, it's all about The Dubliners by James Joyce. I love The Dead."
- Evan Dando
(Related: Love)

"I think I was perceived in one fashion. A video is based on a song. I think you can get glimpses of people's presence within that. There's some people you enjoy watching more than others."
- Taylor Dane
(Related: People, Fashion, Song)

"Life is meant to be enjoyed, not endured."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Related: Life)

"I just thank God I can make a living doing something I enjoy as much as I do playing music."
- Charlie Daniels
(Related: Music, God, Living)

"I don't particularly have any magical ambitions, but then, I never did. I just enjoyed the game."
- Paul Daniels
"The planet will survive. Whether we get to be here and enjoy it, or enjoy life as we've known it, is what's questionable."
- Ted Danson
(Related: Life, Will)

"I'm more interested in enjoying my life and looking after my family than being hugely successful."
- James D'arcy
(Related: Family, Life, Successful, Being)

"I don't enjoy being in Europe for weeks on end, so I just skip it."
- Lindsay Davenport
(Related: Being, End, Europe)

"I love playing live now more than ever. I enjoy it, I think it keeps you young."
- Dave Davies
(Related: Love, Now)

"As a youngster, I enjoyed sport and my ambition was to be a great sportsman."
- Lynn Davies
(Related: Ambition)

"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)

"I like to work. I enjoy once a year, doing a film."
- Hope Davis
(Related: Work, Film)

"It's not a country of articulate people, sophisticated people. There's too little subtlety. Men and women don't enjoy each other very much in Australia. I don't find very many men sexy in Australia. Of course, I'm married and out of it, but still."
- Judy Davis
(Related: Men, Women, People, Country)

"I'm sure that Elvis was happy for me. I think he was the kind of guy that enjoyed other people's success, especially if he had something to do with it."
- Mac Davis
(Related: Success, People)

"I find, in being black, a thing of beauty: a joy; a strength; a secret cup of gladness."
- Ossie Davis
(Related: Strength, Being, Joy)

"Granted, prostate exams aren't the most enjoyable things in the world, but they only last about 10 seconds. It's well worth it. Just think of the possible consequences if you don't get it done."
- Len Dawson
(Related: Consequences, World, Worth)

"Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts."
- Clarence Day
(Related: Curiosity, Facts)

"That's really my goal now. I'm trying to be a positive role model to my kids and to just enjoy this ride, because it's hard. It's hard to enjoy it when you're in it."
- Taylor Dayne
(Related: Goal, Positive, Kids, Now, Trying)

"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)

"In recent years, breweries and brew pubs have flourished across the Nation. And, as the Representative from Oregon's fourth district, I have enjoyed seeing the diversity that craft brewery has fueled across the Nation."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Diversity, Nation, Years)

"I love being on stage or in front of the camera. My work brings me a lot of joy. It helps me figure out who I am. I'm really lucky that I get to make a living at acting."
- Dana Delany
(Related: Love, Work, Acting, Being, Joy, Living)

"If I were a writer, how I would enjoy being told the novel is dead. How liberating to work in the margins, outside a central perception. You are the ghoul of literature. Lovely."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Work, Perception, Being, Literature, Writer)

"I felt Joyce was an influence on my fiction, but in a very general way, as a kind of inspiration and a model for the beauty of language."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Beauty, Inspiration, Fiction, Influence, Language)

"The joys of my life are my granddaughters. They are beautiful. You don't have to believe me. You can ask my wife. She'll tell you."
- Dom DeLuise
(Related: Life, Wife)

"I don't enjoy. I suffer from enjoying. It's very Christian."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Christian)

"Freedom does not come without a price. We may sometimes take for granted the many liberties we enjoy in America, but they have all been earned through the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of the members of our armed forces."
- Charlie Dent
(Related: Sacrifice, America, Freedom, May)

"We in the United States should be all the more thankful for the freedom and religious tolerance we enjoy. And we should always remember the lessons learned from the Holocaust, in hopes we stay vigilant against such inhumanity now and in the future."
- Charlie Dent
(Related: Freedom, Future, Now, Religious, states, Tolerance, United)

"Today films are made to cater to commercial markets created by multiplexes, not for those who enjoy good cinema."
- Sunny Deol
(Related: Cinema, Today)

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

"I think the thing to do is enjoy the ride while you're on it."
- Johnny Depp
"Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Joy, Sorrow, Worth)

"And I have to credit David Jacobs with the opportunities he gave me. He was totally into sharing the creation of characters. David put together a show that told the story of people over many years' time and that was greatly enjoyable. Though nowadays that is frowned upon."
- William Devane
(Related: Time, People, Creation, Credit, Sharing, Years)

"I don't see the risk, I enjoy performing stunts, and I don't get scared."
- Ajay Devgan
(Related: Risk)

"Shirley Maclaine once said that she didn't want to be a big star, just a long star. That's what I want too."
- Joyce DeWitt
(Related: Want)

"If that's the way the game is played, I don't want to play anymore."
- Joyce DeWitt
(Related: Play, Want)

"I still need practice in enjoying the fruits of success."
- Neil Diamond
(Related: Success, Practice)

"I'm someone who loves to enjoy life and tries to focus on real things and real friendships. That's why I live very simply. I'm a jeans and T-shirt kind of girl. I don't spend much time fixing myself up or trying to look cool. I live like a normal person and even though I'm in a very high-profile business, I really don't let it affect the way I live."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Life, Time, Business, Focus, Trying)

"I don't want to go to work and get into bed with someone else, not even Tom Cruise. It's not like I enjoy it."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Work, Bed, Want)

"The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Joy, Meeting, Nothing, Pain, Parting)

"I enjoy making solo albums because over the years it's evolved into more of a genuine personal expression of story-telling and day dreams, and I work in a way that has more control."
- Bruce Dickinson
(Related: Work, Dreams, Control, Day, Expression, Years)

"Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Life, Ecstasy, Joy, Living, Sense)

"I, more or less, love camping out, so I dug it, but I didn't enjoy other people's pain."
- Casper Van Dien
(Related: Love, People, Camping, Pain)

"I am flattered that they think that many people would enjoy my work. I don't approach any genre a different way than I may approach another one. I treat every role I do like a role worthy of applying whatever kind of tactic, process and talent I have."
- Vin Diesel
(Related: Work, Talent, People, May)

"I never enjoyed working in a film."
- Marlene Dietrich
(Related: Film)

"I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself."
- Marlene Dietrich
(Related: Love, Thoughts, Authority, Joy, Quotations)

"Teaching to unsuspecting youngsters the effective use of formal methods is one of the joys of life because it is so extremely rewarding."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Life, Teaching)

"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)

"It's your body and you're going to have a much better life, you are going to have a quality life, better lifestyle, you're going to be healthier, you're going to be happier, you're going to enjoy the people around you and they're going to enjoy you more."
- Mike Ditka
(Related: Life, Quality, People, Body)

"But since we've been fighting for first or second place, it's grabbed the media's attention. I enjoy racing them. They are a good team and when you beat them it's something to be proud of."
- Larry Dixon
(Related: Attention, Fighting, First, Media, Racing)

"Short stories are wonderful and extremely challenging, and the joy of them, because it only takes me three or four months to write, I can take more risks with them. It's just less of your life invested."
- Anthony Doerr
(Related: Life, Joy, Months)

"I quite enjoy science fiction."
- Lexa Doig
(Related: Science, Fiction)

"If we had been less reliant on technology and the security that we enjoy in being divorced from what we used to know, maybe things would have turned out differently."
- Heather Donahue
(Related: Technology, Being, Security)

"Oprah is more than an institution. Oprah is a very special star in the firmament. I can't imagine a greater success than she's enjoyed."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: Success)

"At first, I thoroughly enjoyed being famous."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: Being, Famous, First)

"I was a typical farm boy. I liked the farm. I enjoyed the things that you do on a farm, go down to the drainage ditch and fish, and look at the crawfish and pick a little cotton."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Fish)

"I wanted to be in this business, and once I got into the business I knew I enjoyed it, and I liked it, and I wanted to continue, but I never had a five year plan."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Business)

"Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven."
- John Donne
(Related: Despair, Heaven, Hell, Joy, Serenity)

"Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Man)

"Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it."
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
(Related: Happiness, Man)

"The joy of viewing land, the hope of in a few days ranging through the long wished-for spot and the pleasure of again resuming my wonted employment may be readily calculated."
- David Douglas
(Related: Hope, Joy, Land, May, Pleasure)

"I enjoy my relationship with straight men. It's very nurturing. It's very validating to hang out with straight guys and be accepted. So many of us, we were not accepted when we were younger by straight persons in high school."
- Kyan Douglas
(Related: Men, School)

"In working on a poem, I love to revise. Lots of younger poets don't enjoy this, but in the process of revision I discover things."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Love, Poets)

"The joy of working at something to find out what it means to me is what I grew up with."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Joy)

"Wooing the press is an exercise roughly akin to picnicking with a tiger. You might enjoy the meal, but the tiger always eats last."
- Maureen Dowd
(Related: Exercise, Press, Wooing)

"But I will agree that I think that things happen with people in relationships, that you might have been able to enjoy Morocco, say, if you weren't getting out of a bad marriage. You know what I mean?"
- Robert Downey, Jr.
(Related: Marriage, People, Relationships, Will)

"And remember, it's also very funny, because side by side with grief lies joy."
- Fran Drescher
(Related: Funny, Grief, Joy, Lies)

"People think that if you are a scientist you have to give up that joy of discovery, that passion, that sense of the great romance of life. I say that's completely opposite of the truth."
- Ann Druyan
(Related: Life, Romance, Truth, People, Discovery, Joy, Passion, Sense)

"Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more; if future fortunes were known before!"
- John Dryden
(Related: Fate, Future, Joy)

"When I think about my new CD, the word "joy" comes to mind. I sincerely hope that each listener will feel the earth, spirit, and aggressive creativity emanating from this album."
- George Duke
(Related: Creativity, Hope, Earth, Mind, Spirit, Will, Word)

"Americans often have trouble enjoying the present moment."
- Alan Dundes
(Related: Americans, Present, Trouble)

"I enjoy research; in fact research is so engaging that it would be easy to go on for years, and never write the novel at all."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: Fact, Research, Years)

"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)

"Asked why they wanted to fight, the young women said they enjoyed it, just as some men and boys do."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Men, Women, Boys, Fight)

"I never thought I was funny, but I enjoy being funny."
- Nora Dunn
(Related: Funny, Thought, Being)

"If you want music that speaks to you, that LISTENS to you, you have to go out of your way, which I enjoy actually. I'm constantly on a private-eye kick to find the totally obscure."
- Trevor Dunn
(Related: Music, Want)

"For us artists there waits the joyous compromise through art with all that wounded or defeated us in daily life; in this way, not to evade destiny, as the ordinary people try to do, but to fulfil it in its true potential - the imagination."
- Lawrence Durrell
(Related: Art, Imagination, People, Life, Artists, Compromise, Destiny, Potential)

"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if the simplest things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive."
- Eleanora Duse
(Related: Nature, Soul, Joy, Sight)

"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive."
- Eleonora Duse
(Related: Nature, Power, Soul, Joy, Sight)

"We live from day to day and get as much joy out of experiencing as we can."
- Shelley Duvall
(Related: Day, Joy)

"My mind to me a kingdom is, such present joys therein I find, that it excels all other bliss."
- Edward Dyer
(Related: Mind, Present)

"Painting is really good fun, I have always enjoyed it. As long as I paint what I want with the freedom that I enjoy, I never tire."
- John Dyer
(Related: Freedom, Fun, Painting, Want)

"My great love is my home county of Cornwall, I love to sit and watch people enjoying themselves on the beaches and in the harbour towns of Cornwall."
- John Dyer
(Related: Home, Love, People)

"I really enjoy squeezing out a big lump of paint directly onto the canvas and leaving it; fresh, immediate and sometimes shocking."
- John Dyer
"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Dance, Purpose)

"Enjoy failure and learn from it. You can never learn from success."
- James Dyson
(Related: Success, Failure)

"I enjoy Saturday night racing."
- Dale Earnhardt
(Related: Night, Racing)

"Growing up, I've enjoyed hunting with my father."
- Dale Earnhardt
(Related: Father, Growing up, Hunting)

"Until women learn to want economic independence, and until they work out a way to get this independence without denying themselves the joys of love and motherhood, it seems to me feminism has no roots."
- Crystal Eastman
(Related: Love, Women, Work, Feminism, Independence, Motherhood, Want)

"We are supposed to enjoy the good stuff now, while we can, with the people we love. Life has a funny way of teaching us that lesson over and over again."
- Sheena Easton
(Related: Funny, Life, Love, People, Now, Teaching)

"I had to help to coax the performances and I really enjoyed that extra responsibility."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Help, Responsibility)

"It's like spicy food - sometimes you have to tone it down so more people can enjoy it."
- Kenneth Edmonds
(Related: Food, People, Spicy)

"I enjoy music that is commercial."
- Kenneth Edmonds
(Related: Music)

"I'm still excited at being at a microphone and talking to listeners. I love that. It's the most basic element of what I do and I still enjoy it very much."
- Bob Edwards
(Related: Love, Being, Talking)

"You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces - my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined."
- Elizabeth Edwards
(Related: Faith, Life, Power, Family, Hope, Friends, Joy)

"To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here."
- Jonathan Edwards
(Related: God, Heaven)

"Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Nature, Joy)

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Art, Knowledge, Expression, Joy)

"The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Health, Life, Soul, Devil)

"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Music, Mistake, Contempt, Rank)

"The joy of acting for me is to be able to experience emotions in a safe environment. You can't scream and cry in the street because everybody will look. If you do it on a movie set, you get applauded."
- Jesse Eisenberg
(Related: Experience, Acting, Emotions, Environment, Joy, Will)

"I think I enjoy working obviously as a lead, but also you know I feel I'm also a character actor as well, so I enjoy approaching various projects in all sort of capacities. Any film I have been able to do I feel very fortunate to have been a part of."
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
(Related: Character, Actor, Film, Projects)

"I enjoy doing everything, comedy and drama. I just look for the characters really and what they offer."
- Chiwetel Ejiofor
(Related: Comedy, Drama)

"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)

"You can't be what you don't see. I didn't think about being a doctor. I didn't even think about being a clerk in a store, I'd never seen a black clerk in a clothing store."
- Joycelyn Elders
(Related: Being)

"We really need to get over this love affair with the fetus and start worrying about children."
- Joycelyn Elders
(Related: Love, Children)

"We decided to play the NEC because we were asked to, and because we actually rather like the place: we've always enjoyed doing it before. We don't often get sensible offers to play in the UK, so most years we just play on the mainland, with the occasional exotic detour."
- Andrew Eldritch
(Related: Play, Years)

"I don't enjoy British shows as a rule because British audiences are strange."
- Andrew Eldritch
(Related: Audiences)

"I'm not sure it pays to do anything remotely public in Britain. It's such a spiteful society. People seem to enjoy making your life hard for the sake of it."
- Andrew Eldritch
(Related: Life, Society, People, Public)

"And I'm so excited to remind people and even gain new fans who find out about Dharma - a new generation who could find out about Dharma and enjoy her and all the characters on the show."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: People, Fans, Gain)

"I just think that it's such a good show and timeless and still very funny, and that just makes me happy to have that whole first season in one concentrated space for people to enjoy so that it's not hit and miss trying to find it in syndication always."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: Funny, People, First, Space, Trying)

"I just think it's fun to remind people that good television has exited and it can exist again and just to give them pleasure and enjoy it and make them laugh."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: People, Fun, Pleasure, Television)

"For what is love itself, for the one we love best? An enfolding of immeasurable cares which yet are better than any joys outside our love."
- George Eliot
(Related: Love)

"I many no longer depend on pleasant impulses to bring me before the Lord. I must rather response to principles I know to be right, whether I feel them to be enjoyable or not."
- Jim Elliot
(Related: Impulses, Principles, Right)

"The average husband enjoys the total effect of his home but is usually unable to contribute any of the details of work and organisation that make it enjoyable."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Home, Work, HusbEffect)

"Donner likes what he does and enjoys being on a set. He doesn't have to do it, its not like he has to make the rent. When I get to be his age and still enjoy what I'm doing like him, I'd be lucky."
- Ethan Embry
(Related: Age, Being)

"America's largest trade deficit is with China, a nation that enjoys Permanent Normal Trade Relations with the U.S. and ties its currency to the dollar to make it a more competitive trading partner."
- Jo Ann Emerson
(Related: America, Nation, Trade)

"I don't care who I play to, as long as they enjoy listening to what I play."
- Keith Emerson
(Related: Care, Listening, Play)

"Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Change)

"The Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act expires at the end of this year. Thus, we must act quickly to ensure our constituents continue to receive the services they enjoy."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Home, Act, End, Improvement)

"It's nice to be in a situation where the two books that I write for a sort of regular monthly income are also works that I enjoy immensely, rather than them being some kind of bread and butter, do it because you have to do it."
- Garth Ennis
(Related: Being, Books, Income)

"I suppose that Heartland, Unknown Soldier and Pride and Joy represent not a quieter side but more of a serious side to my work, something I've been getting into recently."
- Garth Ennis
(Related: Work, Joy, Pride)

"I enjoy working with complicated equipment. A lot of my things started just with a rhythm box, but I feed it through so many things that what comes out sounds very complex and rich."
- Brian Eno
"I enjoyed the two years I was with Clannad. I enjoyed touring. We toured a lot in Europe."
- Enya
(Related: Europe, Years)

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

"Not what we have But what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance."
- Epicurus
(Related: Abundance)

"The pleasure of jogging and running is rather like that of wearing a fur coat in Texas in August: the true joy comes in being able to take the damn thing off."
- Joseph Epstein
(Related: Being, Joy, Pleasure, Running)

"Everyone knows that by far the happiest and universally enjoyable age of man is the first. What is there about babies which makes us hug and kiss and fondle them, so that even an enemy would give them help at that age?"
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Age, Kiss, Babies, Enemy, First, Help, Man)

"Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom."
- Erik Erikson
(Related: Love, Mistake, Failure, Accomplishment, Children, Joy, Want)

"I liked the game, I enjoyed the game, and the game fed me enough, and gave me enough rewards to reinforce that this is something that I should spend time doing, and that I could possibly make a priority in my life, versus other sports."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Sports, Time, Life)

"I reached the point where I actually enjoyed the umpiring more than playing."
- Jim Evans
"I learned a valuable life lesson that summer. You should find something in life that you really enjoy and seriously consider making that your life's work."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Life, Work, Summer)

"I attribute my success to my mental approach to the game. I have always been a serious student of umpiring. I enjoy studying rules, situations, and positioning."
- Jim Evans
(Related: Success, Rules)

"Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts."
- Walker Evans
(Related: Feelings, Thoughts, Artist, Eye, Reason)

"The gifts of God should be enjoyed by all citizens in Mississippi."
- Medgar Evers
(Related: God, Gifts)

"Each mind is pressed, and open every ear, to hear new tidings, though they no way joy us."
- Edward Fairfax
(Related: Joy, Mind, Open)

"There were a lot of times I wondered if I was deluding myself. I had nothing else to fall back on, but I never enjoyed anything else."
- Edie Falco
(Related: Nothing)

"Freedom from care and anxiety of mind is a blessing, which I apprehend such people enjoy in higher perfection than most others, and is of the utmost consequence."
- William Falconer
(Related: People, Anxiety, Care, Freedom, Mind, Perfection)

"When I'm living in the world of luxury and celebrity, which is where I found myself for a large part of my life, it's a walk-on part. Not a vital necessity, like it is for so many people. I enjoy it but I can see right through it!"
- Agnetha Faltskog
(Related: Life, People, Celebrity, Living, Luxury, Necessity, Right, World)

"I did sketch comedy for years. I've always enjoyed it."
- Jamie Farr
(Related: Comedy, Years)

"If we don't make earnest moves toward real solutions, then each day we move one day closer to revolution and anarchy in this country. This is the sad, and yet potentially joyous, state of America."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: America, Anarchy, Country, Day, Revolution, State)

"You don't learn from a situation where you do something well. You enjoy it and you give yourself credit, but you don't really learn from that. You learn from trial and error, trial and error, all the time."
- Suzanne Farrell
(Related: Time, Credit, Error)

"I get it now; I didn't get it then. That life is about losing and about doing it as gracefully as possible... and enjoying everything in between."
- Mia Farrow
(Related: Life, Losing, Now)

"You should approach Joyce's Ulysses as the illiterate Baptist preacher approaches the Old Testament: with faith."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Faith, Old)

"Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it."
- William Feather
(Related: Happiness, People)

"Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days that they aren't enjoying today's sunshine."
- William Feather
(Related: People, Preparation, Today)

"No man is a failure who is enjoying life."
- William Feather
(Related: Life, Failure, Man)

"I love hockey, and I don't love it for any other reason than when I get out there and play, I enjoy it."
- Brendan Fehr
(Related: Love, Play, Reason)

"God may not play dice but he enjoys a good round of Trivial Pursuit every now and again."
- Federico Fellini
(Related: God, May, Now, Play, Pursuit)

"Yes I still enjoy playing him. He's the best person to play isn't he?"
- Tom Felton
(Related: Play)

"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)

"I enjoyed debate on the floor but it's not really debate in the same way."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Debate)

"If life were just, we would be born old and achieve youth about the time we'd saved enough to enjoy it."
- Jim Fiebig
(Related: Life, Time, Old, Youth)

"Great joy, especially after a sudden change of circumstances, is apt to be silent, and dwells rather in the heart than on the tongue."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Change, Heart, Circumstances, Joy, Tongue)

"I've never felt like I was in the cookie business. I've always been in a feel good feeling business. My job is to sell joy. My job is to sell happiness. My job is to sell an experience."
- Debbi Fields
(Related: Experience, Business, Happiness, Feeling, Job, Joy)

"It was great to do and it's exciting to do those things. That's another thing, that one enjoys the game."
- Albert Finney
"They have to exist or not in their own right. I mean, with kids, you don't say, 'Which is your favourite,' or 'Which did you enjoy bringing up the best?'"
- Albert Finney
(Related: Kids, Right)

"That is one of the reasons one enjoys acting. Now and again, you get scenes where you work with somebody really good and you have a good time trying to make it really work and really work well."
- Albert Finney
(Related: Time, Work, Acting, Now, Trying)

"I thought I would reflect here on a theme most scientists enjoy recalling: the part luck played in their accomplishments."
- Edmond H. Fischer
(Related: Thought, Accomplishments, Luck, Scientists)

"Certainly Dracula did bring a hell of a lot of joy to a hell of a lot of women. And if this erotic quality hadn't come out we'd have been very disappointed."
- Terence Fisher
(Related: Women, Quality, Hell, Joy)

"Caught up in life, you see it badly. You suffer from it or enjoy it too much. The artist, in my opinion, is a monstrosity, something outside of nature."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Nature, Life, Artist, Opinion)

"Life had stopped for her a long time ago. She was so out of touch with her feelings that she had no joy in her life and no concept of the fact that she could be wrong. She delivered her care of her insane patients in a killing manner, but she was convinced she was right."
- Louise Fletcher
(Related: Life, Time, Feelings, Care, Fact, Joy, Killing, Right, Wrong)

"It is hard for power to enjoy or incorporate humour and satire in its system of control."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Power, Control, Satire)

"Now that I'm older, I like almost anything that's done well, even surf music and instrumentals; I really enjoyed the interviews with the Ventures in your magazine."
- John Fogerty
(Related: Music, Now)

"I enjoy learning technical details."
- Ken Follett
(Related: Learning)

"But I'm able to just keep going, and that's the challenge. It's the next song. And then just enjoying the shows and people who come out to the shows. It's pretty organic, really."
- Steve Forbert
(Related: People, Challenge, Pretty, Song)

"Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it; those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: Authority, Responsibility)

"The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy."
- Malcolm Forbes
(Related: Life, Mistake, People, Living, Trying)

"I expect the Republicans will enjoy a large bounce out of their convention. They're here wrapping themselves in the 9/11 flag, which I think is inappropriate in many ways, but it's their choice."
- Harold Ford
(Related: Choice, Republicans, Will)

"I think the country is very settled in a lot of ways, and we saw that after the Democratic Convention. I think a lot of the bump that we enjoyed came when John Kerry selected John Edwards as his running mate."
- Harold Ford
(Related: Country, Running)

"I think retirement's for old people. I'm still in the business, thank you. I have a young child of nine years old, and I want to live as long as I can to see him grow up. I'm enjoying my life and I want to stick around for as long as I can."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Life, Business, People, Old, Retirement, Want, Years)

"I enjoyed carpentry, and it was very good to me for 12 years."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Years)

"There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Happiness, Work, Joy)

"You should just enjoy it, but as soon as you decide that it is going to be your career, no matter whether you want to be a doctor or an architect or anything else, you need to work 5 hours a day."
- Guy Forget
(Related: Work, Career, Day, Want)

"When you work with Sir Anthony there are days when he will do a lot of takes if he's really enjoying a scene."
- Claire Forlani
(Related: Work, Will)

"Those who prepared for all the emergencies of life beforehand may equip themselves at the expense of joy."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Life, Joy, May)

"I didn't think Comfort and Joy was going to be a box-office smash."
- Bill Forsyth
(Related: Comfort, Joy)

"It means that if they misunderstood Comfort and Joy, they misunderstood my other films."
- Bill Forsyth
(Related: Comfort, Joy)

"I don't really enjoy filming."
- Bill Forsyth
"I enjoy listening to classical music and heavy metal. I play basketball and try to go diving at least once a year. I don't really have hobbies in the traditional sense... I engage in too many activities already through the actions of my characters."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: Music, Actions, Basketball, Hobbies, Listening, Play, Sense)

"I'm the biggest nerd - I love comic books and stuff like that! I don't have any friends who are actresses. I only had one girlfriend when I was growing up. Most of my friends were boys. I was such a tomboy. I enjoyed doing guy things."
- Megan Fox
(Related: Love, Girlfriend, Books, Boys, Friends, Growing up)

"I really enjoy having sex, and that's offensive to some people. Women are the quickest to call other women sluts, which is sad. I haven't met a lot of men who've said, "You like having sex? What a dirty whore you are!". That's because they wish their wives or girlfriends would have more sex with them."
- Megan Fox
(Related: Men, Women, Sex, People, Girlfriends, Wives)

"I always enjoyed going into the holodeck."
- Jonathan Frakes
"Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom."
- Anatole France
(Related: Wisdom, Irony, Joy, Reflection)

"It was a fun ride. I've enjoyed my time on the ice and I've enjoyed more and more people getting interested in the game of hockey."
- Ron Francis
(Related: Time, People, Fun)

"Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Wealth)

"It's just a matter of writing the kind of book I enjoy reading. Something better be happening at the beginning, and then on every page after, or I get irritated."
- Jonathan Franzen
(Related: Beginning, Reading, Writing)

"I really enjoy doing both, but I didn't write nonfiction until 1994."
- Jonathan Franzen
"I like looking feminine and I enjoy being a role model. I enjoy being a woman. It all comes down to having the confidence to be who you are."
- Cathy Freeman
(Related: Being, Confidence, Woman)

"One thing I love to do is produce. I've produced a couple of bands. I mean, nothing ever really happened with 'em, but I enjoy getting a young band into the studio and guiding them, and making them feel at ease."
- Ace Frehley
(Related: Love, Nothing)

"I had a feeling it was gonna work out because not only did I enjoy the music and hit it off with the guys, but I was into theatrical rock and was willing to wear makeup and do anything to make it."
- Ace Frehley
(Related: Music, Work, Feeling, Makeup)

"Who promised you that only for joy were you brought to this earth?"
- Anna Freud
(Related: Earth, Joy)

"How one can live without being able to judge oneself, criticize what one has accomplished, and still enjoy what one does, is unimaginable to me."
- Anna Freud
(Related: Being)

"Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Complaint, Pain, Pleasure, Reality)

"America enjoys the best health care in the world, but the best is no good if folks can't afford it, access it and doctor's can't provide it."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Health, America, Care, World)

"One of the things I particularly enjoyed doing was taking raw sound from locations during the film, like the candy machine, and writing pieces of music to go with them, which is totally unnecessary within the context of the film, because they have their own logic."
- Fred Frith
(Related: Music, Film, Logic, Machine, Sound, Writing)

"Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Life, Love, Effort, Joy, Suffering, Walking, Will, Worth)

"Moving from chair to chair, from coffee machine to coffee machine is the limit of my action in most films. But I enjoy being cast in them because I love watching them."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Love, Action, Being, Coffee, Machine)

"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)

"I enjoy playing people that are totally different than me."
- Edward Furlong
(Related: People)

"I travel light. I think the most important thing is to be in a good mood and enjoy life, wherever you are."
- Diane von Furstenberg
(Related: Travel, Life, Light)

"The average housewife goes to the restaurant to relax and enjoy the food. But when Eva walks in, she becomes the center of attention."
- Eva Gabor
(Related: Food, Attention, Housewife, Relax)

"I couldn't do anything else, I enjoy it so much. But I find it tough."
- Charlotte Gainsbourg
"This work is a torture on the rump but a joy to the heart."
- Eduardo Galeano
(Related: Work, Heart, Joy)

"In an attempt to amuse my friends and family, I would do impressions of Dean Martin, singing Everybody Loves Somebody. I secretly really enjoyed singing the song."
- Peter Gallagher
(Related: Family, Friends, Martin, Singing, Song)

"There's room for the Gap, but the joy of dressing is an art."
- John Galliano
(Related: Art, Joy)

"Youth, however, can afford to enjoy even its melancholy; for the ultimate fact of which that melancholy is a prophecy is a long way off."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Fact, Melancholy, Prophecy, Youth)

"I constantly try to reinvent my sensibilities and my ideas. I enjoy some of the satisfaction that I get when I feel good about what I've done. But the process is quite lonely and quite painful."
- Vincent Gallo
(Related: Ideas, Lonely, Satisfaction)

"Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Joy, Nothingness, Possessions, Service, Spirit)

"We, some cast members and I, even went on a weekend trip together and spent the weekend at an inn, because we enjoy each other's company so much, and it was so cool."
- Victor Garber
(Related: Company, Weekend)

"There are many things in your heart you can never tell to another person. They are you, your private joys and sorrows, and you can never tell them. You cheapen yourself, the inside of yourself, when you tell them."
- Greta Garbo
(Related: Heart)

"Your joys and sorrows. You can never tell them. You cheapen the inside of yourself if you do tell them."
- Greta Garbo
"I teach well. I used to really like teaching a lot. I enjoyed it a lot and I was good at it."
- Art Garfunkel
(Related: Teaching)

"Take a step back, evaluate what is important, and enjoy life."
- Teri Garr
(Related: Life, Evaluate)

"I do hope that our spring will be starting shortly and we will all be able to enjoy some sunshine again."
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: Hope, Spring, Will)

"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)

"We will not support returning Fannie and Freddie to the role they played before conservatorship, where they fought to take market share from private competitors while enjoying the privilege of government support."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Government, Privilege, Support, Will)

"Certainly, I think being depressed is absolutely part of the human condition, it has to be, if there's joy there's its opposite, and it's something you ride if you possibly can."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Being, Joy)

"The girls are a complete joy and I love their passion. They argue with me like mad and I love that too."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Love, Girls, Joy, Passion)

"If I practised sex, out of moral conviction, that was one thing; but to enjoy it... seemed a defeat."
- Martha Gellhorn
(Related: Sex, Conviction, Defeat)

"The basic answer is that I wasn't happy or fulfilled by the job I had and I wanted my life to mean something to me, so I searched my life experience and realized that acting and performing were activities that I enjoyed all aspects of."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Experience, Life, Acting, Job)

"I've now returned to the business again because I finally realised that I really enjoy the creative process."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Business, Now)

"I've just got into the convention circuit in the last couple of years and it's great to see all these people who are still interested in the show. It's so gratifying to hear that so many people enjoyed the work that Erin and I have done."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Work, People, Years)

"I think every player listens out for his name being sung and it's something I really enjoy."
- Steven Gerrard
(Related: Being, Name)

"But I think the Champions League Final puts a massive pressure on every player and the manager, but we're enjoying the pressure and hopefully we can go there and win it."
- Steven Gerrard
(Related: Manager, Pressure)

"Of course life is bizarre, the more bizarre it gets, the more interesting it is. The only way to approach it is to make yourself some popcorn and enjoy the show."
- David Gerrold
(Related: Life, Bizarre)

"My kids and my family are number one; I enjoy them the most."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Family, Kids)

"I have always enjoyed the company of women and have formed deep and long-lasting friendships with many of them."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Women, Company, Deep)

"We enjoy change and freshness, and disco was only one area we've delved into."
- Barry Gibb
(Related: Change)

"People who enjoy what they are doing invariably do it well."
- Joe Gibbs
(Related: People)

"You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Abundance, Joy)

"Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Love, Work, Temple, Joy)

"Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Poetry, Joy, Pain, Wonder)

"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)

"There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Joy, Reward)

"We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Experience)

"Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize that tomorrow's joy is possible only if today's makes way for it; that each wave owes the beauty of its line only to the withdrawal of the preceding one."
- Andre Gide
(Related: Beauty, Joy, Loyalty, Mind, Past, Today, Tomorrow)

"Life seemed so simple and joyous when I was growing up."
- Kathie Lee Gifford
(Related: Life, Growing up)

"We were excited when we sold our first 10 records. I always felt that if we could get the music out there, and if people became accustomed to it, then a substantial number of them would enjoy it."
- Greg Ginn
(Related: Music, People, First)

"To love the one who loves you, To admire the one who admires you, In a word, to be the idol of one's idol, Is exceeding the limit of human joy; It is stealing fire from heaven."
- Delphine de Girardin
(Related: Love, Fire, Heaven, Joy, Word)

"Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future."
- Arnold H. Glasgow
(Related: Future, Past, Present)

"In terms of the character itself, I can't really say that I find anything really difficult. I enjoy the character so much I don't perceive difficulty in trying to be him. It's just a matter of how do we get there."
- Ron Glass
(Related: Character, Difficulty, Trying)

"Star Wars was not a very big part but I enjoyed doing it and I get more fan mail for that than anything else I've ever done. It's quite extraordinary, it comes in every day, unbelievable."
- Julian Glover
(Related: Day, Mail)

"I hope that they enjoy the movie. Don't be critical. Don't expect to get the same feelings you got when you watched the series when you were 10 years old. Let your kids see it and experience it on their own."
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Experience, Feelings, Hope, Kids, Old, Years)

"I hardly teach. It's more like a gathering of minds looking at one subject and learning from each other. I enjoy the process."
- Fay Godwin
(Related: Learning)

"What indeed is life, unless so far as it is enjoyed? It does not merit the name."
- William Godwin
(Related: Life, Merit, Name)

"Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Destiny, Joy, Sorrow)

"If you modestly enjoy your fame you are not unworthy to rank with the holy."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Fame, Rank, Unworthy)

"He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Everywhere across whatever sorrows of which our life is woven, some radiant joy will gaily flash past."
- Nikolai Gogol
(Related: Life, Joy, Past, Will)

"You can't enjoy life if you're not nourishing your body."
- Tracey Gold
(Related: Life, Body)

"I enjoy working in a quiet and subversive way."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Quiet)

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

"So, to really execute design in its highest form and making people feel joy, that's a great reward."
- Genevieve Gorder
(Related: Design, People, Joy, Reward)

"I've worked with very few that I considered unpleasant. Dennis the Menace was a joy to work on."
- Gale Gordon
(Related: Work, Joy)

"I had admired Richard Burton for years and years before I had ever worked with him. He was a great, great actor. It was a joy to get to know him as a person."
- Gale Gordon
(Related: Actor, Joy, Years)

"I will be the focal point for however long I decide to play. Half of me likes that idea and half of me doesn't, but once the adrenaline kicks in, I'll probably really enjoy it."
- Martin Gore
(Related: Idea, Play, Will)

"When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery."
- Maxim Gorky
(Related: Life, Work, Duty, Pleasure, Slavery)

"We must return optimism to our parenting. To focus on the joys, not the hassles; the love, not the disappointments; the common sense, not the complexities."
- Fred G. Gosman
(Related: Love, Parenting, Optimism, Common sense, Disappointments, Focus)

"A lot of fun stuff happens when you go out on a bike compared to when you're in a car. You're more in the environment. It's enjoyable. Even when It's raining It's still fun."
- Stone Gossard
(Related: Car, Environment, Fun)

"I really enjoy not getting in a car and running errands on bikes."
- Stone Gossard
(Related: Car, Running)

"That may be a factor because we are the older show; we have been on the air for a while. Is it our day? Is it time to hang it up? But it seems that the show still continues, and we still enjoy being here. And that's a very important element."
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Related: Time, Being, Day, May)

"When they do bring on new people, it's good for the show. It's like getting a new toy. The writers enjoy it because it's a whole new character that they can write for, one that they aren't used to writing for. They can try different things."
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Related: People, Character, Writers, Writing)

"Actors are not all there when it comes to things like relationships. The thing about us is we still greatly enjoy each other. If it weren't for her support it would be hard for me to do what I am doing now."
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Related: Actors, Now, Relationships, Support)

"Half the world does not know the joys of wearing cotton underwear."
- Phil Gramm
(Related: World)

"It takes a very strange person to enjoy fame, with all the by-products that come with it. It's not necessarily a thrill."
- Kelsey Grammer
(Related: Fame)

"Fame obviously has become a premium in everybody's life. Everybody thinks they deserve it, everybody thinks they want it and most people really don't enjoy it once they get it."
- Kelsey Grammer
(Related: Life, People, Fame, Want)

"For most of the 20th century, we didn't just enjoy economic success in Michigan, we defined it. Our innovators and entrepreneurs created the world's most productive companies, and our unions made sure that productivity led to broad middle class prosperity."
- Jennifer M. Granholm
(Related: Success, Class, Entrepreneurs, Middle class, Productivity, Prosperity, World)

"The fact of the matter is, when I'm on tour, I'm juggling so hard to keep all the balls in the air that I don't often get to really enjoy what I'm out there doing."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Fact)

"I just think people should find the music that helps them through the day and enjoy that. I've never felt like, if somebody does or doesn't like what I'm doing, it's a morality issue."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Music, Morality, People, Day)

"The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity."
- Ulysses S. Grant
(Related: Trust, Friend, Adversity, Prosperity)

"As long as we're in a democracy, I have to give what I think the majority of people will enjoy."
- Norman Granz
(Related: People, Democracy, Majority, Will)

"Yes. I was the first female colonel. I enjoyed being that kind of role model for young women watching the show. A woman can be a colonel! A woman can be in charge! Those were new ideas then."
- Erin Gray
(Related: Women, Ideas, Being, First, Woman)

"Talk of joy: there may be things better than beef stew and baked potatoes and home-made bread - there may be."
- David Grayson
(Related: Home, May, Talk)

"An adolescent is somebody who is in between things. A teenager is somebody who's kind of permanently there. And so living with them through the various teenage hopes and sorrows and joys was curiously enough a maturing experience for me."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Experience, Living, Teenage)

"I wouldn't say the world is my parish, but my readers are my parish. And especially the readers that write to me. They're my parish. And it's a responsibility that I enjoy."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Responsibility, World)

"We have fun, we listen to one another, we challenge one another, we trust one another. We're doing what we enjoy, and we're not just playing for each other, we're playing for the people."
- Benny Green
(Related: Trust, People, Challenge, Fun)

"Like Russell, I enjoy the fact that when I'm playing solo, if I want to do something completely spontaneous, I don't have to worry about how I'm going to cue the other musicians, or if it's something that's rehearsed."
- Benny Green
(Related: Fact, Musicians, Want, Worry)

"It was really like waking up one morning and going, Wow, I enjoy being with this person more than anybody else in my life, and it just turned out to be mutual."
- Brian Austin Green
(Related: Life, Being, Waking)

"I'm sometimes critical about other artists who come out with something different until maybe I hear the music. If the music is there, then they did their job, and I'll enjoy the CD."
- Brian Austin Green
(Related: Music, Artists, Job)

"Quite a few, actually, are involved in education. They have had the same experience Hanna and I had: when they started having their own kids, they didn't want them to have a poor educational experience; they wanted them to enjoy school."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Experience, Education, Kids, Poor, School, Want)

"I enjoyed the administrative work because it involved working with Congress, city council, and the mayor. I had never been a politician so it was fun - learning political maneuvering."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Work, Congress, Fun, Learning)

"The surest guide to the correctness of the path that women take is joy in the struggle. Revolution is the festival of the oppressed."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Women, Revolution, Joy, Struggle)

"The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: Commitment, Country, Military, Veterans)

"I am really enjoying the new Martin Luther King Jr stamp - just think about all those white bigots, licking the backside of a black man."
- Dick Gregory
(Related: Man, Martin)

"Happiness is the sublime moment when you get out of your corsets at night."
- Joyce Grenfell
(Related: Happiness, Night)

"Progress everywhere today does seem to come so very heavily disguised as Chaos."
- Joyce Grenfell
(Related: Progress, Chaos, Today)

"There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy."
- Joyce Grenfell
(Related: Happiness, Discovery, Joy, Pursuit)

"They look quite promising in the shop; and not entirely without hope when I get them back into my wardrobe. But then, when I put them on they tend to deteriorate with a very strange rapidity and one feels so sorry for them."
- Joyce Grenfell
(Related: Hope)

"Don't have a favorite subject, I think I want to carry on doing this because I really enjoy it."
- Rupert Grint
(Related: Favorite, Want)

"Sex hasn't been the same since women started enjoying it."
- Lewis Grizzard
(Related: Women, Sex)

"I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I will do it again."
- Matt Groening
(Related: Will)

"One of the things I would like to do is make up stories that I would have enjoyed when I was a kid. So, if I'm thinking about an audience, it's usually a younger version of myself."
- Matt Groening
(Related: Thinking)

"Peace was declared, but not all of us were drunk with joy or stricken blind."
- George Grosz
(Related: Peace, Blind, Joy)

"I am also working on a couple of short stories for anthologies. This is new to me and I'm enjoying it."
- Judith Guest
"Imagine my surprise when, after a lifetime of teaching me to keep personal things to myself, Mom insisted my drawings were the start of a comic strip for millions of people to enjoy."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Mom, People, Teaching)

"I enjoy watching Fear Factor, Newlyweds and American Idol as far as reality TV shows go."
- Natalie Gulbis
(Related: Fear, American, Reality)

"I think most men, heterosexual and homosexual, enjoy being considered sexual objects."
- Thom Gunn
(Related: Men, Being)

"If you enjoy math and you write novels, it's very rare that you'll get a chance to put your math into a novel. I leapt at the chance."
- Mark Haddon
(Related: Chance)

"I've worked in television long enough to know that when you stop enjoying that type of thing you go home and do something else."
- Mark Haddon
(Related: Home, Television)

"It's a good thing I don't read everything Eddie says, or I'd be up in arms and not enjoying my life."
- Sammy Hagar
(Related: Life)

"But I think there's a genuine joy, too, a sense that no matter what, even if my stomach's growling, I'm going to dance. That's what I want to leave people with at the end of the play. After all this, people still know how to live."
- Jessica Hagedorn
(Related: People, Dance, End, Joy, Play, Sense, Want)

"Maybe the one I enjoyed playing most was A Month in the Country."
- Uta Hagen
(Related: Country)

"I enjoy the videos with the sound off, where you can look at the belly buttons and everything. Really some pretty girls, but I don't know about the music."
- Merle Haggard
(Related: Music, Girls, Pretty, Sound)

"When you look at what I've done here, you see a consistent theme of reforms which is not driven by any dogma from across the water, but a radical agenda to make sure Northern Ireland's people enjoy equal opportunities, driven by the values of social justice."
- Peter Hain
(Related: People, Values, Ireland, Justice, Radical, Water)

"Like any show, I think some episodes are going to be stronger than others, but I think it's a good show that people enjoy and I hear the reactions too."
- Anthony Michael Hall
(Related: People)

"I'd always enjoyed acting, but modeling was so time-consuming - and lucrative - that I didn't pursue it."
- Jerry Hall
(Related: Time, Acting)

"He has the common feeling of his profession. He enjoys a statement twice as much if it appears in fine print, and anything that turns up in a footnote... takes on the character of divine revelation."
- Margaret Halsey
(Related: Character, Feeling, Profession)

"I don't really think they saw anything in me, except the fact that I was interested in it. Some of the kids would miss a week here and miss a week there, I think they could see that I really enjoyed it."
- Dorothy Hamill
(Related: Fact, Kids)

"Readers respond to every genre intensely, if it's a genre that appeals to them. Again, who can say why anyone enjoys horror and dark fantasy? If I can't answer the question for myself, I wouldn't dream of trying to answer it for others."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Dream, Fantasy, Horror, Question, Trying)

"Anytime you get an audience that's paying attention, you enjoy it more."
- Natasha Hamilton
(Related: Attention)

"I think people enjoyed LA Law so much, because it was the first show that delved into current events through the prism of the law."
- Harry Hamlin
(Related: People, Events, First, Law)

"I suppose I have had more advantages and privileges than most of you, who are slaves have ever known, and I believe more than many white people have enjoyed, for which I desire to bless God, and pray that he may bless those who have given them to me."
- Jupiter Hammon
(Related: God, People, Desire, May)

"I was able to get along with everybody. I really enjoyed all of those guys. They were unique in their own ways, and I think that's what made the sport fun. We had a great time laughing and having fun."
- Lee Haney
(Related: Time, Fun)

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."
- Nhat Hanh
(Related: Joy, Smile)

"There is something basic about protecting land by taking it off the market. People should be able to enjoy where they live while at the same time protect the plants and animals around them."
- Tom Hanks
(Related: Time, People, Animals, Land, Plants)

"I don't think anyone enjoyed it. Apart from the people who watched it."
- Alan Hansen
(Related: People)

"I enjoyed making this album a lot because of the knowledge we acquired over the last 3 years."
- Isaac Hanson
(Related: Knowledge, Years)

"Rome is my most favorite city, so I really enjoy to stay here and the whole tournament."
- Daniela Hantuchova
(Related: Favorite, Rome)

"I really enjoyed every minute of it. I mean, I've learned so much in the last week, I mean, just the way to play a real, real doubles. It was a great experience for me, and we had a lot of fun."
- Daniela Hantuchova
(Related: Experience, Fun, Play)

"To say that we mutually agree to coercion is not to say that we are required to enjoy it, or even to pretend we enjoy it."
- Garrett Hardin
"Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile his friends are everything."
- Warren G. Harding
(Related: Men, Friendship, Family)

"I am a woman who enjoys herself very much; sometimes I lose, sometimes I win."
- Mata Hari
(Related: Woman)

"I don't know of any cases where as a result of religious precepts a population have found themselves enjoying less food than they would have if they didn't follow this particular religion."
- Marvin Harris
(Related: Food, Religion, Population, Religious, Result)

"I have to own something before I can say it, and I have to own it before I can sing it as well, emotionally. I only enjoy acting and singing if I am believing what I am doing."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Acting, Singing)

"I enjoy about 1 out of 100 movies, it's about the same proportion to books published that I care to read."
- Jim Harrison
(Related: Movies, Books, Care)

"I should add that I very much enjoy certain cities especially Paris, New York and Chicago."
- Jim Harrison
(Related: Chicago, Cities, Paris)

"We wanted to enjoy what we were doing and we had business things we had to straighten out and personnel problems and it sort of took a little time to do it."
- Debbie Harry
(Related: Business, Time, Problems)

"I find too often in the wrestling business, you just wrestle, get to the hotel, make your money. Sometimes I have to stop and remind myself to enjoy my life and not just rush through."
- Owen Hart
(Related: Life, Business, Money, Wrestling)

"I'm quiet, and I don't enjoy watching horror flicks, so am I like Zeke? No way."
- Josh Hartnett
(Related: Horror, Quiet)

"In the over two centuries since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, millions of Americans have bravely served our nation in uniform so that all generations can continue to enjoy those same liberties."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Americans, Independence, Generations, Nation)

"Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Work, Success, Hope, Ability, Deep, Joy, Mind, Sense, State, World)

"Always leave enough time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous. That has more of an effect on economic well-being than any other single factor."
- Paul Hawken
(Related: Life, Time, Effect)

"We have to be thankful considering our number as a family we enjoy very good health generally but you may be sure me and my partner have quite enough to exercise our minds and occupy our attention."
- John Hawley
(Related: Family, Health, Attention, Exercise, May)

"We have to embrace obstacles to reach the next stage of joy."
- Goldie Hawn
(Related: Joy, Obstacles)

"Our Creator would never have made such lovely days, and have given us the deep hearts to enjoy them, above and beyond all thought, unless we were meant to be immortal."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Thought, Deep)

"If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears."
- Isaac Hayes
"One of the great joys this year and the year before has been how all of the people in this body, men and women, Republicans and Democrats, have worked together so well with our chairman and the chairman of the full committee to address the issues of housing for our soldiers."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Men, Women, People, Body, Committee, Democrats, Republicans, Soldiers)

"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)

"I like to express certain things that happen in my life, the joy of spring, the birds singing and young babies coming into the world. You know, the whole thing as well as the part I'm not happy with, the sad part."
- Roy Haynes
(Related: Life, Babies, Birds, Joy, Singing, Spring, World)

"Recent economic data shows that our economy is robust, growing and headed in the right direction. The numbers don't lie. Americans are currently enjoying falling gas prices, low unemployment, increased job creation, and a stock market that has reached an all-time high."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Lie, Americans, Creation, Direction, Economy, Job, Numbers, Right, Unemployment)

"I always liked circuses, so I would have enjoyed that."
- Lee Hazlewood
"So anyway, I really enjoyed the European audiences."
- Lee Hazlewood
(Related: Audiences)

"The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Art, Life)

"The perfect joys of heaven do not satisfy the cravings of nature."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Nature, Heaven)

"I've always associated the moment of writing with a moment of lift, of joy, of unexpected reward."
- Seamus Heaney
(Related: Joy, Reward, Writing)

"I have to keep reminding myself: If you give your life to God, he doesn't promise you happiness and that everything will go well. But he does promise you peace. You can have peace and joy, even in bad circumstances."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Happiness, Life, Peace, God, Circumstances, Joy, Promise, Will)

"Before we had the kids, my husband and I were traveling a lot and working and really enjoying our lives and each other. We both love the theater and books and travel and so we were really having a lot of fun."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Love, Travel, HusbBooks, Fun, Kids, Theater, Traveling)

"Not only did I enjoy the creative side of Playboy and enjoy being surrounded by people who are curious about life, but I also love the analytical and hard business side of it."
- Christie Hefner
(Related: Business, Love, Life, People, Being)

"I came to Playboy not expecting to stay. But after five years, I found myself really enjoying the business world, and I realized I had some skill."
- Christie Hefner
(Related: Business, Skill, World, Years)

"We used to lift weights a couple of times a week, we did a lot of running. I enjoyed the variety."
- Eric Heiden
(Related: Running, Variety)

"In general, I enjoy athletes who have a strong character who let their abilities speak for themselves."
- Eric Heiden
(Related: Character, Athletes)

"One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Life, Being, Fortune)

"He knew everything about literature except how to enjoy it."
- Joseph Heller
(Related: Literature)

"Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Strength, Deep, Joy, Silence)

"I enjoyed doing Lipstick, but it scared me. I was very nervous. I couldn't wait for it to be over. It was very real, and I was just a kid."
- Mariel Hemingway
"Because, you know, it's never a hard work when you enjoy yourself. Look, I've been here since 57 years, and I don't have to explain why I've stayed so long. I always enjoyed it."
- John Hench
(Related: Work, Hard work, Years)

"I was trying to do too many things at the same time, which is my nature. But I was enjoying it, and I still do enjoy it."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Nature, Time, Trying)

"I could stand out front and sing Eagles songs that I sing in my set, but I think people enjoy watching me sing and play the drums. It seems to fascinate people. I don't know why."
- Don Henley
(Related: People, Eagles, Play, Songs)

"I definitely enjoy being in front of people which gives me that exciting immediate rush."
- Marilu Henner
(Related: People, Being)

"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: Home, Father, Joy, Sadness, Tomorrow, Will, World)

"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: People, Day, Future, Past, Present, Want)

"The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: Life)

"The Englishman never enjoys himself except for a noble purpose."
- A. P. Herbert
(Related: Purpose)

"An Englishman never enjoys himself, except for a noble purpose."
- A. P. Herbert
(Related: Purpose)

"Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life."
- George Herbert
(Related: Life, Love, Friendship, Taste, Wine)

"The difference of the degrees in which the individuals of a great community enjoy the good things of life has been a theme of declaration and discontent in all ages."
- William Herschel
(Related: Life, Community, Difference, Discontent)

"So I was always passionate about it and felt that it was sort of the golden thread inside me in terms of what I was supposed to do in terms of work but I think I have relaxed a lot in terms of the actual experience and actually enjoy it more and enjoy the people more."
- Barbara Hershey
(Related: Experience, Work, People)

"It was morning; through the high window I saw the pure, bright blue of the sky as it hovered cheerfully over the long roofs of the neighboring houses. It too seemed full of joy, as if it had special plans, and had put on its finest clothes for the occasion."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Clothes, Houses, Joy, Sky)

"I believe scientists have a duty to share the excitement and pleasure of their work with the general public, and I enjoy the challenge of presenting difficult ideas in an understandable way."
- Antony Hewish
(Related: Work, Ideas, Challenge, Duty, Excitement, Pleasure, Public, Scientists)

"Children should enjoy the few years they have just being a kid."
- Dwayne Hickman
(Related: Being, Children, Years)

"Some couples could not work together but we enjoy working on our projects and building our art business."
- Dwayne Hickman
(Related: Art, Business, Work, Building, Projects)

"I enjoy seeing young people being interested in what they can do."
- Billy Higgins
(Related: People, Being)

"The real duty of man is not to extend his power or multiply his wealth beyond his needs, but to enrich and enjoy his imperishable possession: his soul."
- Gilbert Highet
(Related: Power, Soul, Wealth, Duty, Man, Needs)

"I can never really enjoy being famous."
- Utada Hikaru
(Related: Being, Famous)

"For in the theoretical field bourgeois economics no longer engages in blithe and joyous fights."
- Rudolf Hilferding
(Related: Economics)

"My goal as an artist is to always be true to who I am and give my fans music they will enjoy for a lifetime."
- Faith Hill
(Related: Music, Goal, Artist, Fans, Will)

"Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited."
- Napoleon Hill
(Related: Work)

"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)

"Anyway, he and I worked on the script together, and I must say he was a joy to work with. Very enthusiastic."
- Arthur Hiller
(Related: Work, Joy)

"This job certainly doesn't win you a huge amount of friends, I accept that, but it is very enjoyable, and deep down I think it's probably quite a worthwhile job."
- Ian Hislop
(Related: Deep, Friends, Job)

"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog."
- Edward Hoagland
(Related: Possibility, Open, Order)

"I've always felt that you can't do much wrong in a garden providing you enjoy it."
- David Hobson
(Related: Garden, Wrong)

"I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow."
- David Hobson
(Related: Soul, Challenge, Eye, Joy, Nostalgia, Novelty, Patience, Plants)

"I enjoy the cleaning up - something about the getting of things in order for winter - making the garden secure - a battening down of hatches perhaps... It just feels right."
- David Hobson
(Related: Garden, Order, Right, Winter)

"Smoking calms me down. It's enjoyable. I don't want politicians deciding what is exciting in my life."
- David Hockney
(Related: Life, Politicians, Smoking, Want)

"Caring for our seniors is perhaps the greatest responsibility we have. Those who walked before us have given so much and made possible the life we all enjoy."
- John Hoeven
(Related: Life, Caring, Responsibility)

"I really feel like the gift is also the curse. It's always half-and-half. Whatever brings you the most joy will also probably bring you the most pain. Always a price to pay."
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Joy, Pain, Will)

"Life stinks, but that doesn't mean you don't enjoy it."
- Dustin Hoffman
(Related: Life)

"That was the big lesson for all of us. Everything was going great on paper, but we all became miserable because we were so caught up in the machinery of how you make that happen, it took away the sheer joy."
- Susanna Hoffs
(Related: Joy)

"We worked so hard we almost stopped enjoying it."
- Susanna Hoffs
"After some time, with my eyes closed, I began to enjoy this wonderful play of colors and forms, which it really was a pleasure to observe. Then I went to sleep and the next day I was fine. I felt quite fresh, like a newborn."
- Albert Hofmann
(Related: Time, Colors, Day, Eyes, Play, Pleasure, Sleep)

"I enjoy being part of the entertainment industry, although I'm the laziest person that I've met yet in this business."
- Paul Hogan
(Related: Business, Being, Entertainment)

"What career? A man's got a body of film of about four movies in about 10 years or something. I do it because I think I can do a good job of something and I'll enjoy it, do it, and sort of vanish. I don't want to be an actor for hire."
- Paul Hogan
(Related: Movies, Actor, Body, Career, Film, Job, Man, Want, Years)

"Joys divided are increased."
- J. G. Holland
"Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art. They seem to be the purpose of God for his whole creation."
- Richard Holloway
(Related: Power, Art, God, Purpose, Clarity, Creation, Joy, Simplicity)

"I don't really make plans and I just want to be happy and continue with my business and take care of my wife and kids. I want to sit back, relax and enjoy life."
- Larry Holmes
(Related: Business, Life, Wife, Care, Kids, Relax, Want)

"The rule of joy and the law of duty seem to me all one."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Duty, Joy, Law)

"A rich man cannot enjoy a sound mind nor a sound body without exercise and abstinence; and yet these are truly the worst ingredients of poverty."
- Henry Home
(Related: Abstinence, Body, Exercise, Man, Mind, Poverty, Sound)

"But then I quite enjoy when something goes wrong, because when I watch DJs that take it very seriously, it's nice when you make a mistake and laugh about it."
- Peter Hook
(Related: Mistake, Wrong)

"We all enjoy the band and what we're doing, but we know this isn't gonna last forever."
- Shannon Hoon
"I really enjoy the therapeutic value of writing songs."
- Shannon Hoon
(Related: Songs, Value, Writing)

"I love music and I enjoy creating sounds. I got into making music when I was a child, starting with the spoons and the koto before moving onto the piano."
- Tobe Hooper
(Related: Love, Music)

"The thing I enjoyed most were visits from children. They did not want public office."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Children, Office, Public, Want)

"I don't know what acting is, but I enjoy it."
- Anthony Hopkins
(Related: Acting)

"Drive slow and enjoy the scenery - drive fast and join the scenery."
- Douglas Horton
"I think that in a year I may retire. I cannot take my money with me when I die and I wish to enjoy it, with my family, while I live. I should prefer living in Germany to any other country, though I am an American, and am loyal to my country."
- Harry Houdini
(Related: Money, Family, American, Country, Germany, Living, May)

"You find that you have peace of mind and can enjoy yourself, get more sleep, and rest when you know that it was a one hundred percent effort that you gave - win or lose."
- Gordie Howe
(Related: Peace, Effort, Mind, Rest, Sleep)

"The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Gods, Being, Ecstasy, Envy, Joy)

"When you stop comparing what is right here and now with what you wish were, you can begin to enjoy what is."
- Cheri Huber
(Related: Now, Right)

"Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Joy, Laughter, Smile, Tears)

"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)

"I see myself playing as long as I am partially enjoying the game and partially successful and they are paying me. But honestly, two more years is about all I can take."
- Brett Hull
(Related: Successful, Years)

"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)

"A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow real poverty."
- David Hume
(Related: Fear, Hope, Joy, Poverty, Sorrow)

"You have five seconds to enjoy it and then you remember who you didn't thank."
- Helen Hunt
"I enjoy what I do every minute of the day, even when the going gets tough. When I first began writing, I used to work at a desk in the bedroom, of a small development house. My three sons all under the age of 3 would come running in and out of the room every minute."
- Evan Hunter
(Related: Age, Work, Development, Day, First, Running, Sons, Writing)

"A lot of more modern films seem to just be out for violence or sex or what have you, without relating it to what's going within human beings. But every now and then one comes along that does that, and it's a joy."
- Kim Hunter
(Related: Sex, Joy, Now, Violence)

"We must admit that history is enjoyable to a large extent because it enables us to pass judgement on the past."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: History, Past)

"Few enjoy noisy overcrowded functions. But they are a gesture of goodwill on the part of host or hostess, and also on the part of guests who submit to them."
- Fannie Hurst
(Related: Goodwill, Guests)

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

"What with making their way and enjoying what they have won, heroes have no time to think. But the sons of heroes - ah, they have all the necessary leisure."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Time, Heroes, Leisure, Sons)

"I take it that the good of mankind means the attainment, by every man, of all the happiness which he can enjoy without diminishing the happiness of his fellow men."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Happiness, Men, Man, Mankind)

"Honestly, a lot of people thought that I was on top of the world selling so many millions of records, and that this is the life that everybody would want, but I never got to enjoy any of my success."
- Vanilla Ice
(Related: Life, Success, Thought, People, Selling, Want, World)

"The best way of removing negativity is to laugh and be joyous."
- David Icke
(Related: Negativity)

"When I write, I enjoy myself so much that what is being written really needs no reader."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: Being, Needs)

"A good government remains the greatest of human blessings and no nation has ever enjoyed it."
- Dean Inge
(Related: Government, Blessings, Nation)

"We must never forget that many around the globe are denied the basic rights we enjoy as Americans. If we are to continue enjoying these privileges and freedoms we must accept our mission of expanding democracy around the globe."
- James Inhofe
(Related: Americans, Democracy, Forget, Rights, Mission)

"Americans enjoy uniformity in a way that the British don't; they wanted everybody of a sort of nice chorus line height and here I was, this person who was a good three inches taller than anyone else on the end of the line."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Americans, End)

"We all want to thank Emmitt for allowing us to enjoy every yard."
- Michael Irvin
(Related: Want)

"Those people who want to express their religious beliefs on public property should enjoy the same rights that we provide to those protesting the war in Iraq."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: War, People, Beliefs, Rights, Iraq, Property, Public, Religious, Want)

"Words are less needful to sorrow than to joy."
- Helen Hunt Jackson
(Related: Joy, Sorrow, Words)

"The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary. It is the only art which can be practiced at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness."
- Holbrook Jackson
(Related: Art, Health, Time, Day, Illness, Joy, Night, Reading, Sorrow)

"I think PSP is going to be the most successful handheld entertainment device ever. What it will do in terms of the versatility, obviously you can download music to it, and you'll be able to enjoy all your great tunes on it."
- Ian Jackson
(Related: Music, Successful, Entertainment, Will)

"To have someone to relate to and hopefully enjoy the music and get a positive message out of it, to make the best music that we possibly could, those were the goals."
- Janet Jackson
(Related: Music, Goals, Positive)

"If there are occasions when my grape turned into a raisin and my joy bell lost its resonance, please forgive me. Charge it to my head and not to my heart."
- Jesse Jackson
(Related: Heart, Joy)

"I've had more of an opportunity to work with Katie Holmes, which is incredibly enjoyable. I think she is really one of the best actresses on the market right now. She forces you to bring your best stuff to the table, because if you don't, she just completely overpowers you."
- Joshua Jackson
(Related: Work, Opportunity, Now, Right)

"Everything that I love is behind those gates. We have elephants, and giraffes, and crocodiles, and every kind of tigers and lions. And - and we have bus loads of kids, who don't get to see those things. They come up sick children, and enjoy it."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: Love, Children, Kids)

"There was a lot of Southern Baptist preachers and some yelling ones but mostly we had a pastor who didn't scream and I found a lot of comfort and joy and peace as a child hearing the Bible."
- Victoria Jackson
(Related: Peace, Bible, Comfort, Hearing, Joy)

"I enjoyed listening to it, but I didn't think I could do it."
- Wanda Jackson
(Related: Listening)

"The journalism school helped me develop writing skills, and I had been enjoying cartooning from a very young age. My interest in puppetry, however, came much later."
- William Jackson
(Related: Age, Interest, Journalism, School, Writing)

"The poet's expression of joy conceals his despair at not having found the reality of joy."
- Max Jacob
(Related: Despair, Expression, Joy, Reality)

"I shall miss all the people in it and the great fun we had doing it. I enjoyed playing the character very much. It was a very, very special character and a very special series. And the camaraderie of it all. I loved it."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: People, Character, Fun)

"I've enjoyed doing Wolf Blitzer's program, and I even enjoyed having a heated debate with Bill O'Reilly. I will do it any time."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Time, Debate, Will)

"During the first 10 years of my life, while my parents were married, I enjoyed a privileged upbringing. After their divorce, my life was difficult."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Life, Divorce, First, Parents, Years)

"There is an organic affinity between joyousness and tenderness, and their companionship in the saintly life need in no way occasion surprise."
- William James
(Related: Life, Companionship, Tenderness)

"Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results."
- William James
(Related: Men, Success, Successful, Attitude, Failure, Positive, Act, Reality, Results, Will)

"Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed."
- Storm Jameson
(Related: Happiness, Life, Risk)

"It has worked great good in other communities in the state where it has been honestly and faithfully tried, and I feel confident it will do the same in Pitt, if we faithfully administer the law, and that it will bring gladness and joy into the homes of the people."
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis
(Related: People, Joy, Law, State, Will)

"So when you enjoy the beats, the rock music - maybe even toned down with an orchestra - you are enjoying the spirit of the black race. And that's what I emphasize to the students."
- Warren Jeffs
(Related: Music, Race, Spirit, Students)

"I have written about the dispossessed, immigrants, the condition of women who do not enjoy the same legal rights as men, the Palestinians who are deprived of their land and condemned to exile."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: Legal, Women, Rights, Land)

"There is something of the freshness of mind, of the lightness of spirit in Linne which for centuries has been linked in people's minds with the mountains of Sweden and Swedish joy in nature."
- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
(Related: Nature, People, Joy, Mind, Mountains, Spirit)

"It is hard to describe the thrill of creative joy which the artist feels when the conviction seizes her that at last she has caught the very soul of the character she wishes to portray, in the music and action which reveal it."
- Maria Jeritza
(Related: Music, Soul, Action, Character, Artist, Conviction, Joy, Wishes)

"I can see the humorous side of things and enjoy the fun when it comes; but look where I will, there seems to me always more sadness than joy in life."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Life, Fun, Joy, Sadness, Will)

"It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Work)

"One we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Life, Values)

"I like to dance and sing when there's no one around, but, if I'm out, I'm really shy about it. So it takes a lot to get me going, but I enjoy being around music."
- Derek Jeter
(Related: Music, Dance, Being)

"There are times not to flirt. When you're sick. When you're with children. When you're on the witness stand."
- Joyce Jillson
(Related: Children)

"As we embrace the American dream and the freedoms it represents, we must also ensure that those who wish to enjoy those freedoms become a part of our society and learn to speak our language."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Society, Dream, American, Language)

"Making the City Of Joy gave me the best political education of my life. It became a wrestling match between an Englishman who had gradually ceased to be a Marxist, and a culture that was becoming more Marxist by the day."
- Roland Joffe
(Related: Education, Life, Culture, Day, Joy, Wrestling)

"People enjoy our meat and our poultry, as I do as a consumer."
- Mike Johanns
(Related: People)

"Sex is... perfectly natural. It's something that's pleasurable. It's enjoyable and it enhances a relationship. So why don't we learn as much as we can about it and become comfortable with ourselves as sexual human beings because we are all sexual?"
- Sue Johanson
(Related: Sex)

"Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society."
- Henry St. John
(Related: Happiness, Health, Society, Body, Liberty, Man, Pleasure)

"Ironically, it is not until we are prepared to let go of something that we can really enjoy it."
- Darren L. Johnson
"I really enjoy writing novels. It's like the ocean. You can just build a boat and take off."
- Denis Johnson
(Related: Ocean, Writing)

"It's a joy to be recognized and to have people that are interested in what you do. That can pick up your whole day."
- Don Johnson
(Related: People, Day, Joy)

"If I had to describe myself to an alien I'd say I was bigger than the average human, enjoy a drink or two with a good meal and have a bigger head than most. I'd also say I'm really handsome - especially if they were a female alien."
- Dwayne Johnson
"I hope to be with you as a writer for a very long time, and I hope that you will enjoy reading my work, because readers are the highest form of life on this planet."
- Guy Johnson
(Related: Life, Time, Work, Hope, Reading, Will, Writer)

"But I must own that I also felt stirred by an unselfish desire to voice all the joys and sorrows, the hopes and ambitions, of the American Negro, in classic musical form."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: American, Desire, Voice)

"I had enjoyed life in Paris, and, taking all things into consideration, enjoyed it wholesomely."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Life, Consideration, Paris)

"In Berlin I especially enjoyed the orchestral concerts, and I attended a large number of them. I formed the acquaintance of a good many musicians, several of whom spoke of my playing in high terms."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Acquaintance, Musicians)

"Shortly after this I was made a member of the boys' choir, it being found that I possessed a clear, strong soprano voice. I enjoyed the singing very much."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Being, Boys, Singing, Voice)

"Since my induction into the Sports Hall of Fame, I have wanted to have my No. 3 Chevy on exhibit for sports fans to see. I hope others will enjoy the car as much as I have."
- Junior Johnson
(Related: Car, Sports, Hope, Fame, Fans, Will)

"This is a moment that I deeply wish my parents could have lived to share. My father would have enjoyed what you have so generously said of me-and my mother would have believed it."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Mother, Father, Parents)

"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)

"There is no private house in which people can enjoy themselves so well as at a capital tavern... No, Sir; there is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Happiness, People, Man, Nothing)

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

"Human life is everywhere a state in which much is to be endured, and little to be enjoyed."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Life, State)

"He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Coolness, Will)

"All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Travel, Countries, Fortune, May)

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

"When Kate was born, she was born into a world of joy and happiness and confidence. The difference between the children is night and day. She's happy, she's thriving, she's full of self-confidence. I tell her she's beautiful every day before I send her off to school."
- Lynn Johnston
(Related: Happiness, Children, Confidence, Day, Difference, Joy, Night, School, Self, World)

"Once you have heard a strange audience burst into laughter at a film you directed, you realize what the word joy is all about."
- Chuck Jones
(Related: Film, Joy, Laughter, Word)

"I don't know if my hairstyles reflect that, but I am someone who enjoys change."
- Cobi Jones
(Related: Change)

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

"So I was determined to use my last two years in college doing something I thought I would enjoy, which was acting. And it was probably because there was girls over in the drama school too, you know?"
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Thought, Acting, College, Drama, Girls, School, Years)

"I mean, on the television, I've got to continue to be Star Jones Reynolds. And I enjoy that. But in my real life, I'm a wife now. You can't really be bossy when you're married."
- Star Jones
(Related: Life, Wife, Now, Television)

"Winning the Outstanding Contribution award is great, because you know you have won in advance. Previously, I have been really nervous during the ceremony because you have no idea if you are going to get called up on stage. This time I could relax and enjoy myself."
- Tom Jones
(Related: Time, Idea, Winning, Ceremony, Relax)

"Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game."
- Michael Jordan
(Related: Fun, Play)

"I do enjoy working with writers."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: Writers)

"Everyone reaches their point in time where either they die or they get sick of doing drugs. It started getting debilitating. I enjoy my music a lot better than my drugs."
- Al Jourgensen
(Related: Music, Time, Drugs)

"The reason I use ed is that I don't want to lose what's on the screen."
- Bill Joy
(Related: Reason, Want)

"I think the wonderful thing about vi is that it has such a good market share because we gave it away."
- Bill Joy
"I was surprised about vi going in, though, I didn't know it was in System V."
- Bill Joy
"I wish we hadn't used all the keys on the keyboard."
- Bill Joy
"Interleaf is based on the formatting process."
- Bill Joy
"It is formatted, and I'm tired of using vi. I get really bored."
- Bill Joy
"Systems are going to get a lot more sophisticated."
- Bill Joy
"That lack of programmability is probably what ultimately will doom vi. It can't extend its domain."
- Bill Joy
(Related: Will)

"The point is that you want to have a system that is responsive."
- Bill Joy
(Related: Want)

"Well, limbo is not a good place to be."
- Bill Joy
"Interleaf is very nice. I expect there to be a lot of competition for programs like that."
- Bill Joy
(Related: Competition)

"I think the Macintosh proves that everyone can have a bitmapped display."
- Bill Joy
"The fundamental problem with vi is that it doesn't have a mouse and therefore you've got all these commands."
- Bill Joy
(Related: Mouse)

"I had almost rewritten all of the display code for windows, and that was when I gave up."
- Bill Joy
(Related: Windows)

"I think the hard thing about all these tools is that it takes a fair amount of effort to become proficient."
- Bill Joy
(Related: Effort, Tools)

"So Chuck and I looked at that and we hacked on em for a while, and eventually we ripped the stuff out of em and put some of it into what was then called en, which was really ed with some em features."
- Bill Joy
"But no, I don't generally have trouble with spelling mistakes."
- Bill Joy
(Related: Mistakes, Spelling, Trouble)

"But with Interleaf I don't even have a spell program."
- Bill Joy
"I got tired of people complaining that it was too hard to use UNIX because the editor was too complicated."
- Bill Joy
(Related: People, Complaining, Unix)

"I just don't like to lose what's in the window."
- Bill Joy
"I think it killed the performance on a lot of the systems in the Labs for years because everyone had their own copy of it, but it wasn't being shared, and so they wasted huge amounts of memory back when memory was expensive."
- Bill Joy
(Related: Performance, Being, Memory, Years)

"I think one of the interesting things is that vi is really a mode-based editor."
- Bill Joy
"Document preparation systems will also require large screen displays."
- Bill Joy
(Related: Preparation, Will)

"I think multiple levels of undo would be wonderful, too."
- Bill Joy
"I remember right after Carter got elected, I was sitting in my apartment in Albany, CA, on a Saturday listening to people call Carter and ask stupid questions while I designed the screen editor."
- Bill Joy
(Related: People, Listening, Questions, Right)

"I think editors have to come out of a certain kind of community."
- Bill Joy
(Related: Community, Editors)

"I started to write a new editor not too long ago and had it about half done after two days."
- Bill Joy
"Bitmap display is media compatible with dot matrix or laser printers."
- Bill Joy
(Related: Media)

"The artist, like the God of the creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails."
- James Joyce
(Related: God, Artist, Creation, Existence)

"Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why."
- James Joyce
(Related: English, Public, Reading, Reason, Writing)

"Nations have their ego, just like individuals."
- James Joyce
(Related: Ego, Nations)

"Poetry, even when apparently most fantastic, is always a revolt against artifice, a revolt, in a sense, against actuality."
- James Joyce
(Related: Poetry, Sense)

"Satan, really, is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment."
- James Joyce
(Related: Romantic, Satan, Youth)

"Shakespeare is the happy hunting ground of all minds that have lost their balance."
- James Joyce
(Related: Balance, Hunting, Shakespeare)

"The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts."
- James Joyce
(Related: Men, Thoughts, Actions)

"No pen, no ink, no table, no room, no time, no quiet, no inclination."
- James Joyce
(Related: Time, Pen, Quiet)

"The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole Life to reading my works."
- James Joyce
(Related: Life, Reading)

"The men that is now is only all palaver and what they can get out of you."
- James Joyce
(Related: Men, Now)

"There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being."
- James Joyce
(Related: Church, Being, Heresy, Philosophy)

"Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home."
- James Joyce
(Related: Home)

"Well and what's cheese? Corpse of milk."
- James Joyce
"My words in her mind: cold polished stones sinking through a quagmire."
- James Joyce
(Related: Words)

"When I die Dublin will be written in my heart."
- James Joyce
(Related: Heart, Will)

"Ireland sober is Ireland stiff."
- James Joyce
(Related: Ireland)