Quotes and Sayings about Pleas



"The career of a writer is comparable to that of a woman of easy virtue. You write first for pleasure, later for the pleasure of others and finally for money."
- Marcel Achard
(Related: Money, Virtue, Career, First, Pleasure, Woman, Writer)

"Passive pleasure is no pleasure at all."
- Arthur Adamov
(Related: Pleasure)

"Free will is an illusion. People always choose the perceived path of greatest pleasure."
- Scott Adams
(Related: People, Free will, Illusion, Pleasure)

"Now being in such grace and favor by reason I learned him some points of geometry and understanding of the art of mathematics with other things, I pleased him so that what I said he would not contrary."
- Will Adams
(Related: Art, Being, Geometry, Grace, Mathematics, Now, Reason, Understanding)

"To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Amusement, Man, Pleasure)

"The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Life, Man, Question, Will, Yield)

"I have somewhere met with the epitaph on a charitable man which has pleased me very much. I cannot recollect the words, but here is the sense of it: "What I spent I lost; what I possessed is left to others; what I gave away remains with me.""
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Man, Sense, Words)

"Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Imagination, Soul, Idea, Curiosity, Pleasure)

"One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Life, Care, Laughter, Pleasure)

"Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, hast thou more of pain or pleasure! Endless torments dwell about thee: Yet who would live, and live without thee!"
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Love, Pain, Treasure)

"Do unto yourself as your neighbors do unto themselves and look pleasant."
- George Ade
(Related: Neighbors)

"Passion is all but soft, it's not tender, it's violence to which you get hooked by pleasure."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Passion, Pleasure, Violence)

"If one wants another only for some self-satisfaction, usually in the form of sensual pleasure, that wrong desire takes the form of lust rather than love."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Love, Desire, Lust, Pleasure, Self, Wrong)

"Love consists in giving without getting in return; in giving what is not owed, what is not due the other. That's why true love is never based, as associations for utility or pleasure are, on a fair exchange."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Love, Giving, Pleasure)

"It is love rather than sexual lust or unbridled sexuality if, in addition to the need or want involved, there is also some impulse to give pleasure to the persons thus loved and not merely to use them for our own selfish pleasure."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Love, Lust, Pleasure, Sexuality, Want)

"Men value things in three ways: as useful, as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent, or as intrinsically admirable or honorable."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Men, Pleasure, Value)

"The gods look in pleasure on penitent sinners."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Gods, Pleasure)

"Please all, and you will please none."
- Aesop
(Related: Will)

"Sure, I suffered a lot. But it's not like the end of the world and it's not who I am. I lead quite a pleasant life and I'm able to divorce a perceived reality from my actual experience of life."
- Ben Affleck
(Related: Experience, Life, Divorce, End, Reality, World)

"And I don't say that we didn't expect it, but we were pleasantly surprised to see the generosity of their foreign policy; and the generosity of their foreign policy at that moment was expressed through the Marshall Plan."
- Gianni Agnelli
(Related: Policy, Foreign policy, Generosity)

"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)

"Choreography is mentally draining, but there's a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music."
- Alvin Ailey
(Related: Music, Pleasure)

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

"Feedback is a pleasant thing. I get a lot of letters from unexpected people in unexpected places."
- Brian Aldiss
(Related: People, Letters)

"That was my dream, to drive for Ferrari, but I am not a kid any more. If Ferrari is the best team and if I get the chance to drive for Ferrari, it would be with pleasure."
- Jean Alesi
(Related: Dream, Chance, Pleasure)

"The greatest part of the job was... that was for nine years it was a pleasure to go to work."
- Jason Alexander
(Related: Work, Job, Pleasure, Years)

"There are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Fight, Pleasure)

"There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: People)

"If I have committed any culinary atrocities, please forgive me."
- Ted Allen
"I confess that I listen to my own music for my own pleasure."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: Music, Pleasure)

"The good pleasure of God is an act of the divine will freely and effectively determining all things."
- William Ames
(Related: God, Act, Pleasure, Will)

"There are three easy ways of losing money - racing is the quickest, women the most pleasant, and farming the most certain."
- Lord Amherst
(Related: Money, Women, Losing, Racing)

"There are, of course, all sorts of other unpleasant regimes outside the walls as well - the military dictators of Latin America and the apartheid regime of South Africa."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: America, Dictators, Military)

"The first draught serveth for health, the second for pleasure, the third for shame, and the fourth for madness."
- Anacharsis
(Related: Health, First, Madness, Pleasure, Shame)

"Richard Burton rang me up once and said, Do you know you're my only leading lady I've never slept with? I said, Well, please don't tell everybody, it's the worst image."
- Julie Andrews
(Related: Lady, Leading)

"This quality, I mean Geoffrey was with me, was very easy doing - he loved me very much, I loved him very much, and we understood each other so well that it was a pleasure to make music."
- Victoria de los Angeles
(Related: Music, Quality, Pleasure)

"But I don't read or listen for pleasure. I have too much else to do."
- Piers Anthony
(Related: Pleasure)

"A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: Fool, Indigestion, Pleasure)

"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)

"Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Friendship)

"The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain."
- Aristotle
(Related: Pain, Pleasure)

"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."
- Aristotle
(Related: Work, Job, Perfection, Pleasure)

"Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures."
- Aristotle
(Related: Temperance)

"It's the same thing that drives people to want to experience sexual pleasure or have one too many drinks. We all want to experience the other, and to get out of our daily existence."
- Adam Arkin
(Related: Experience, People, Drinks, Existence, Pleasure, Want)

"Whatever man uses without the fear of God, whatever he applies to the mere gratifying of his flesh, cannot fail to operate as a poison to the soul, however pleasant and salutary it may appear to be to the body."
- Johann Arndt
(Related: God, Soul, Fear, Body, Man, May, Poison)

"Yet, so far from laboring to know the forbidden tree of worldly pleasures and its various fruits, man gives himself up to a careless and thoughtless state of life, and yields to the lust of the flesh, not considering that this lust is really the forbidden tree."
- Johann Arndt
(Related: Life, Forbidden, Lust, Man, State)

"In short, all things that please the natural man in this world, are, to a true Christian, only so many crosses and temptations, allurements of sin and snares of death, that continually exercise his virtue."
- Johann Arndt
(Related: Death, Virtue, Christian, Exercise, Man, Sin, Temptations, World)

"Having cakes as a business certainly changes things for me - I don't now sit at home doing a cake for the fun of it anymore. But it's an extremely happy and pleasureable business to run because people are generally buying cakes for celebrations."
- Jane Asher
(Related: Business, Home, People, Buying, Fun, Now)

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

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Death, Life)

"For certainly there cannot be a higher pleasure than to think that we love and are beloved by the most amiable and best Being."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Love, Being, Pleasure)

"People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure."
- David Attenborough
(Related: People, Pleasure, World)

"Mathematics was hard, dull work. Geography pleased me more. For dancing I was quite enthusiastic."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Work, Dancing, Geography, Mathematics)

"Because my father was often absent on naval duty, my mother suffered me to do much as I pleased."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Mother, Father, Duty)

"I started writing to please myself, a story I would like to read, and that is still true."
- Jean M. Auel
(Related: Writing)

"We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Life, Action, Class, Pain, Pleasure)

"No man pleases by silence; many I please by speaking briefly."
- Ausonius
(Related: Man, Silence)

"An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Lady, Harm, May, Suspicion, Woman)

"It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study?"
- Jane Austen
(Related: Talent, May, Result, Study)

"I am afraid that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety."
- Jane Austen
"One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other."
- Jane Austen
(Related: World)

"Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Pleasure, Surprises)

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Lady, Gentleman, Pleasure)

"But I owe it to the subject to say, that it has long afforded me what philosophy is so often thought, and made, barren of - the fun of discovery, the pleasures of co-operation, and the satisfaction of reaching agreement."
- J. L. Austin
(Related: Thought, Agreement, Discovery, Fun, Philosophy, Satisfaction)

"O my God, what must a soul be like when it is in this state! It longs to be all one tongue with which to praise the Lord. It utters a thousand pious follies, in a continuous endeavor to please Him who thus possesses it."
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Related: God, Soul, Praise, Tongue)

"Even if you don't like a concert of mine, please, please applaud at the end anyway."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: End)

"No kidding. That's really true. You're paying your own bills through this. It's not a pleasant experience."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Experience)

"Well, it's not a pleasant experience. And it's a terribly political process, because that thing was initiated by the Congress and by, you know, our adversaries in the Congress."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Experience, Congress)

"It is an honor to be awarded with such a high rating from an organization as well respected as the NAACP. I am pleased that the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the nation, has recognized my voting record."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Civil rights, Honor, Nation, Voting)

"There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Events, Mistakes, Order)

"After the $700 billion bailout, the trillion-dollar stimulus, and the massive budget bill with over 9,000 earmarks, many of you implored Washington to please stop spending money we don't have. But, instead of cutting, we saw an unprecedented explosion of government spending and debt, unlike anything we have seen in the history of our country."
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: Government, History, Money, Country, Debt, Washington)

"Pictures and shapes are but secondary objects and please or displease only in the memory."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Memory)

"Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Nothing, Variety)

"God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: God, First, Garden)

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Life, People, Pleasure)

"A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Life, People, Pleasure)

"Nothing is more unpleasant than a virtuous person with a mean mind."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Mind, Nothing)

"The pleasure of one's effect on other people still exists in age - what's called making a hit. But the hit is much rarer and made of different stuff."
- Enid Bagnold
(Related: Age, People, Effect, Pleasure)

"I have seen the day, when, if a man made himself ridiculous, the world would laugh at him. But now, everything that is mean, disgusting, and absurd, pleases them but so much the better!"
- Joanna Baillie
(Related: Day, Man, Now, World)

"Naturally, business and pleasure can be readily combined, but a certain balance should exist, and the latter should not predominate over the former."
- Fredrik Bajer
(Related: Business, Balance, Pleasure)

"But what is drama? Broadly speaking, it is whatever by imitative action rouses interest or gives pleasure."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Action, Drama, Interest, Pleasure)

"Back through the ages of barbarism and civilization, in all tongues, we find this instinctive pleasure in the imitative action that is the very essence of all drama."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Civilization, Action, Drama, Pleasure)

"When the drama attains a characterization which makes the play a revelation of human conduct and a dialogue which characterizes yet pleases for itself, we reach dramatic literature."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Drama, Literature, Play)

"The instinct to impersonate produces the actor; the desire to provide pleasure by impersonations produces the playwright; the desire to provide this pleasure with adequate characterization and dialogue memorable in itself produces dramatic literature."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Actor, Desire, Instinct, Literature, Pleasure)

"Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity."
- Russell Baker
(Related: Events, Humanity, Misfortune, Pleasure, Reason, Rest, World)

"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)

"Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Work, Men, Enthusiasm, Effort, Labor)

"What our children have to fear is not the cars on the highways of tomorrow but our own pleasure in calculating the most elegant parameters of their deaths."
- J. G. Ballard
(Related: Fear, Children, Pleasure, Tomorrow)

"Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish."
- Balthus
(Related: Painting, Pleasure)

"The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acquaintances are his capital."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Business, Life, Fortune, Friends, Man)

"To kill a relative of whom you are tired is something. But to inherit his property afterwards, that is genuine pleasure."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Pleasure, Property)

"In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Pearls, Pleasure)

"I'd never had so much pleasure with another human being."
- Anne Bancroft
(Related: Being, Pleasure)

"I was always a great bundle of energy. As a child, instead of walking, I would run. And so running, which is a pain to a lot of people, was always a pleasure to me because it was so easy."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: People, Energy, Pain, Pleasure, Running, Walking)

"The very gradual reductions in my weight which I am able to show, may be interesting to many, and I have great pleasure in stating them, believing that they serve to demonstrate further the merit of the system pursued."
- William Banting
(Related: May, Merit, Pleasure, Weight)

"I was meant to be a composer and will be I'm sure. Don't ask me to try to forget this unpleasant thing and go play football - please."
- Samuel Barber
(Related: Football, Forget, Play, Will)

"Presidents with strong nerves are decisive. They don't balk at unpopular decisions. They are willing to make people angry. Bush had strong nerves. Clinton, who passed up a chance to eliminate Osama bin Laden, did not. Obama is a people pleaser, a trait not normally associated with nerves of steel."
- Fred Barnes
(Related: People, Chance, Decisions, Nerves, Osama bin laden)

"As it fell upon a day in the merry month of May, sitting in a pleasant shade which a grove of myrtles made."
- Richard Barnfield
(Related: Day, May)

"That men should live honestly, quietly, and comfortably together, it is needful that they should live under a sense of God's will, and in awe of the divine power, hoping to please God, and fearing to offend Him, by their behaviour respectively."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Power, God, Sense, Will)

"The arts are not just instantaneous pleasure - if you don't like it, the artist is wrong. I belong to the generation which says if you don't like it, you don't understand and you ought to find out."
- Ethel Barrymore
(Related: Artist, Pleasure, Wrong)

"Hills are unpleasant, so I like to get them over with as quickly as possible."
- Bob Bartlett
"Old books that have ceased to be of service should no more be abandoned than should old friends who have ceased to give pleasure."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Books, Friends, Old, Pleasure, Service)

"They eat the dainty food of famous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman's octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach."
- Luigi Barzini
(Related: Food, Beach, Deserted, Famous, Oil, Pleasure)

"The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind."
- Jacques Barzun
(Related: Education, Exercise, Man, Mind, Pleasure)

"I would have to say honestly I was very pleased to be in a film whether it was good or bad with De Niro, Norton and Brando even if I don't have any scenes with them, I thought it was pretty good company to keep."
- Angela Bassett
(Related: Thought, Company, Film, Pretty)

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

"No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a really nice man who wishes she were not."
- Mary Catherine Bateson
(Related: Man, May, Wishes, Woman)

"One of the most lasting pleasures you can experience is the feeling that comes over you when you genuinely forgive an enemy - whether he knows it or not."
- Orlando A. Battista
(Related: Experience, Enemy, Feeling)

"I have cultivated my hysteria with pleasure and terror."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Pleasure, Terror)

"We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Work, Time, Pleasure)

"What is exhilarating in bad taste is the aristocratic pleasure of giving offense."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Giving, Pleasure, Taste)

"The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due, not only to the beauty it can be clothed in, but also to its essential quality of being the present."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Beauty, Quality, Being, Pleasure, Present)

"An artist is an artist only because of his exquisite sense of beauty, a sense which shows him intoxicating pleasures, but which at the same time implies and contains an equally exquisite sense of all deformities and all disproportion."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Time, Beauty, Artist, Sense)

"There exists, between people in love, a kind of capital held by each. This is not just a stock of affects or pleasure, but also the possibility of playing double or quits with the share you hold in the other's heart."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Love, People, Heart, Possibility, Pleasure)

"Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Innocence, Language, Pleasure)

"While I would agree that I write about serious subjects, and that they're not necessarily the most pleasant subjects or even the most pleasant people, as a writer I just think about the humorous aspects of these things - that's what keeps me going when I'm writing a story."
- Ann Beattie
(Related: People, Writer, Writing)

"Sex pleasure in woman is a kind of magic spell; it demands complete abandon; if words or movements oppose the magic of caresses, the spell is broken."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Sex, Magic, Pleasure, Woman, Words)

"Buying is a profound pleasure."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Buying, Pleasure)

"Please stop teaching my children that everyone gets a trophy just for participating. What is this, the Nobel Prize? Not everybody gets a trophy."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Children, Teaching)

"I don't really care what the man on the street thinks. I never did anything to please him in the first place, and I'm not going to start now."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Care, First, Man, Now)

"To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased with the effect he produces on other people."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: People, Effect, Man)

"Variety is the soul of pleasure."
- Aphra Behn
(Related: Soul, Pleasure, Variety)

"Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret."
- Aphra Behn
(Related: Love, Pleasure)

"I would love it if every talk show let me say whatever I pleased."
- Chris Bell
(Related: Love, Talk)

"Money gives me pleasure all the time."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Money, Time, Pleasure)

"Child! Do not throw this book about; refrain from the unholy pleasure of cutting all the pictures out."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Pleasure)

"I'm tired of love; I'm still more tired of rhyme; but money gives me pleasure all the time."
- Hilaire Belloc
(Related: Money, Time, Love, Pleasure)

"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)

"I give so much pleasure to so many people. Why can I not get some pleasure for myself?"
- John Belushi
(Related: People, Pleasure)

"PLease, do not visualize that we exist above you such as in heaven. The concepts above and below are products of your mind. The soul does not swing upwards. It exists in the center and orients itself in every direction."
- Hans Bender
(Related: Soul, Direction, Heaven, Mind)

"Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure."
- Tony Benn
(Related: Life, Embarrassment, Moments, Photography, Pleasure)

"As my career has progressed, I've had the pleasure of playing with the baddest jazz cats on the planet. But that doesn't change my desire to entertain folks. That's really who I am."
- George Benson
(Related: Change, Career, Cats, Desire, Jazz, Pleasure)

"The old problems - love, money, security, status, health, etc. - are still here to plague us or please us."
- Shelley Berman
(Related: Health, Love, Money, Old, Problems, Security)

"The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope."
- Wendell Berry
(Related: Hope, Care, Earth, Responsibility)

"In LA I was watching At the Movies with Ebert and Roper, it was, nice to see them differentiate between the subject matter and the art form of making the film, and they both gave it thumbs up, and I was kind of pleased at their honesty as far as reviewers go."
- Michael Berryman
(Related: Art, Movies, Honesty, Film)

"This free will business is a bit terrifying anyway. It's almost pleasanter to obey, and make the most of it."
- Ugo Betti
(Related: Business, Free will)

"Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Pleasure, Temptation)

"Witticism. A sharp and clever remark, usually quoted and seldom noted; what the Philistine is pleased to call a joke."
- Ambrose Bierce
"The man whose only pleasure in life is making money, weighs less on the moral scale than an angleworm."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Life, Money, Man, Pleasure)

"I was very pleased, obviously, to have outsold such great writers. But I'm not insane - I do realize that I am a popular writer who people buy to take on vacation."
- Maeve Binchy
(Related: People, Popular, Vacation, Writer, Writers)

"It is impossible to read for pleasure from something to which you are both father and mother, born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him."
- Jim Bishop
(Related: Mother, Father, Pleasure, Writer)

"I drive a lot. Just for pleasure. Sometimes I'll get in the Cadillac and drive around the city or the country, kind of trying to get lost basically. Y'know, just see where roads lead."
- Frank Black
(Related: Country, Pleasure, Trying)

"It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self."
- Hugo Black
(Related: Happiness, Life, Purpose, First, Paradox, Pleasure, Self)

"I think the journey for a politician goes from wanting to please all the people all the time, to a political leader that realises in the end his responsibility is to decide. And when he decides, he divides."
- Tony Blair
(Related: Time, Leader, People, End, Journey, Responsibility)

"Today a racist is synonymous with race hatred. Hating someone is a pretty unpleasant thing and few people are capable of hating others. Long-term hatred is a pathological disorder."
- Steve Blake
(Related: People, Disorder, Hatred, Pretty, Race, Today)

"Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair."
- William Blake
(Related: Love, Care, Despair, Heaven, Hell)

"You can't be trying to make a film that pleases all people, you know, so it's not a concern of mine."
- Cate Blanchett
(Related: People, Concern, Film, Trying)

"I don't think men like a bad girl. Well, I haven't had a date in a year so I'm obviously doing something wrong. It's not that my standards are too high, I haven't even been asked out in a year. I have no standards, anyone, please!"
- Yasmine Bleeth
(Related: Men, Wrong)

"This was the first day of our beginning to take up plants: we had much pleasure in collecting them for the natives offered their assistance and perfectly understood the method of taking them up and pruning them."
- William Bligh
(Related: Beginning, Day, First, Pleasure)

"I think that we have to do our job well, investigate thoroughly and then describe very honestly what we see to the Security Council. And some of the things might please people there and other things may not please the people."
- Hans Blix
(Related: People, Job, May, Security)

"The process of putting the DVD and the CD together was great fun, because it provided a good excuse for the four of us to make time to get together again. I am especially pleased with the end result of these two projects."
- Dave Blood
(Related: Time, End, Fun, Projects, Result)

"I am pleased now that I have lived in a gay as well as a religious ghetto, though it hasn't been very comfortable. Taken together, their limitations cancel each other out and I have seen the world more kindly and more honestly."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Gay, Limitations, Now, Religious, World)

"I'm also very pleased that we were able to include a full orchestrated score for Dragon's Lair 3D. The 40 different music pieces blend with the action to make you feel more a part of the whole adventure."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Music, Action, Adventure)

"How can a doctor judge a woman's sanity by merely bidding her good morning and refusing to hear her pleas for release? Even the sick ones know it is useless to say anything, for the answer will be that it is their imagination."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Imagination, Pleas, Sanity, Will, Woman)

"That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong."
- William J. H. Boetcker
(Related: People, May, Right, Self, Wrong)

"And thought struggles against the results, trying to avoid those unpleasant results while keeping on with that way of thinking. That is what I call 'sustained incoherence."
- David Bohm
(Related: Thought, Results, Thinking, Trying)

"Villa Grande has in many ways symbolized an important, but less than pleasant, part of our history."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: History)

"Take pleasure in your dreams; relish your principles and drape your purest feelings on the heart of a precious lover."
- Giotto di Bondone
(Related: Dreams, Feelings, Heart, Pleasure, Principles)

"Color does not add a pleasant quality to design - it reinforces it."
- Pierre Bonnard
(Related: Design, Quality)

"Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly."
- Pierre Bonnard
(Related: Pleasure)

"Please know that my thoughts and prayers, as well as those of many, many others here in Alabama and around the country, are with each of you during this time."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Time, Thoughts, Country)

"I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does."
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Related: Memory, Night, Solitude, Thinking)

"For my own part I think no innocent species of wit or pleasantry should be suppressed: and that a good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation."
- James Boswell
(Related: Conversation, May, Wit)

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

"Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Example, Followers, Reason)

"I know from my constituency what is going on. Doctors that are told, begged, by mothers, 'Please don't write down that my child as asthma. Please lie and say it's bronchitis, because if you write down asthma, when my child turns 18 or 20 and has to get his or her own insurance, it will be a pre-existing condition.'"
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Lie, Doctors, Mothers, Will)

"It has never been, and never will be easy work! But the road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination."
- Marion Zimmer Bradley
(Related: Hope, Despair, Road, Will)

"A babe at the breast is as much pleasure as the bearing is pain."
- Marion Zimmer Bradley
(Related: Pain, Pleasure)

"Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction, and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases."
- Anne Bradstreet
(Related: Men, God, Affliction)

"Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness, riches, honours, and sensual gratifications, are infinitely worse than none."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Greatness)

"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)

"It gradually dawned upon me that there was no one more difficult to please than my mother."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Mother)

"We've always had a pretty competitive and pretty ferocious battle with British Airways... It's lasted now about 14 years, and we're very pleased to have survived it."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Battle, Now, Pretty, Years)

"So I've seen life as one long learning process. And if I see - you know, if I fly on somebody else's airline and find the experience is not a pleasant one, which it wasn't in - 21 years ago, then I'd think, well, you know, maybe I can create the kind of airline that I'd like to fly on."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Experience, Life, Learning, Years)

"I sat with him for three hours and we did not exchange a single word. At the end he handed me, as he had done before, an envelope with money in it. It would have been much nicer if he had enclosed a greeting or a loving word. I would have been so pleased if he had."
- Eva Braun
(Related: Money, End, Word)

"I am pleased to see that information campaigns, such as the America's WETLAND effort, are getting the message out, and people are beginning to realize that wetlands loss in Louisiana affects us all."
- John Breaux
(Related: People, America, Beginning, Effort, Information, Loss)

"While it's very hard to know exactly how to measure public opinion there, because there's no really good polling, the fact of the matter is that in all the polls I've seen the vast majority of the Iraqis prefer to be free and are pleased that the coalition freed them."
- Paul Bremer
(Related: Fact, Majority, Measure, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure."
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.
(Related: Examination, Risk, Will)

"Finding people who get enormous pleasure from reading books is a more and more unusual experience, and so writers just so much want to be heard."
- Susie Bright
(Related: Experience, People, Books, Pleasure, Reading, Want, Writers)

"Always try to do something for the other fellow and you will be agreeably surprised how things come your way - how many pleasing things are done for you."
- Claude M. Bristol
(Related: Will)

"Housework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark. But teaching is like climbing a mountain."
- Fawn M. Brodie
(Related: Cooking, Housework, Teaching)

"To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Being, Pleasure)

"I am always easy of belief when the creed pleases me."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Belief)

"The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Dreams, Heart, Thoughts, Silence)

"I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself."
- Emily Bronte
(Related: Society, Company, Country, Man, Now, Pleasure)

"Telling the community a serial killer is out there stirs up a lot of unpleasant attention."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Attention, Community)

"Literature is my calling To hold up the mirror to my countrymen comes natural to me; and in the open field of invention I am not without hopes of giving them pleasure."
- Thomas Edward Brown
(Related: Giving, Invention, Literature, Open, Pleasure)

"Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures."
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
(Related: Thoughts)

"I wonder if those people shown protesting the deployment of nuclear weapons to western Europe during the Reagan era are feeling appropriately stupid today. 'Please don't take away our precious Soviet Union! - We demand the annihilation of all life on Earth!'"
- Craig Bruce
(Related: Life, People, Europe, Feeling, Today, Weapons, Wonder)

"Yes, we have the freedom to do what we please, but it only works because we don't do everything we might please - we should exercise some degree of personal, and corporate, responsibility."
- Tammy Bruce
(Related: Corporate, Exercise, Freedom, Responsibility)

"The primary function of a theater is not to please itself, or even to please its audience. It is to serve talent."
- Robert Brustein
(Related: Talent, Theater)

"The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out of others. He who leaves your company pleased with himself and his own cleverness is perfectly well pleased with you."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Cleverness, Company, Conversation, Lies)

"The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Being, Pleasure)

"There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills."
- Buddha
(Related: People, Habit, Doubt, Nothing, Poison)

"When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear."
- Buddha
(Related: Feelings, Fear, Evil, Listening, Pleasure)

"Instinct taught me 20 years ago to pace a song or a concert performance. That translates into pacing a story, pleasing a reading audience."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Performance, Instinct, Reading, Song, Years)

"If it doesn't work out there will never be any doubt that the pleasure was worth all the pain."
- Jimmy Buffett
(Related: Work, Doubt, Pain, Pleasure, Will, Worth)

"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)

"It affords me sincere pleasure to be able to apprise you of the entire removal of the Cherokee Nation of Indians to their new homes west of the Mississippi."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Nation, Pleasure)

"To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Love, Men, Tax)

"The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Effect, Liberty, May, Risk, Will)

"The mind is but too naturally prone to pleasure, but too easily yielded to dissipation."
- Frances Burney
(Related: Mind, Pleasure)

"Insensibility, of all kinds, and on all occasions, most moves my imperial displeasure."
- Frances Burney
"I cannot be much pleased without an appearance of truth; at least of possibility I wish the history to be natural though the sentiments are refined; and the characters to be probable, though their behaviour is excelling."
- Frances Burney
(Related: History, Truth, Possibility, Appearance)

"I'm very pleased to be here. Let's face it, at my age I'm very pleased to be anywhere."
- George Burns
(Related: Age)

"The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure, and pleasure my business."
- Aaron Burr
(Related: Business, Life, Pleasure)

"Increased funding for the Weatherization Assistance Program is a priority for the Bush Administration, and I am pleased that many families in North Carolina will benefit from this increase."
- Richard Burr
(Related: Will)

"Perhaps all pleasure is only relief."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Pleasure)

"You may be as vicious about me as you please. You will only do me justice."
- Richard Burton
(Related: Justice, May, Will)

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

"A carefree quality is a whole aspect of life that I will never understand. I don't think I have ever been carefree and can't see the pleasure of it."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Life, Quality, Pleasure, Will)

"Please don't ask me to do that which I've just said I'm not going to do, because you're burning up time. The meter is running through the sand on you, and I am now filibustering."
- George H. W. Bush
(Related: Time, Now, Running)

"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)

"The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Fool, May, Pleasure, Will)

"Teaching was the most pleasant thing I did."
- Earl Butz
(Related: Teaching)

"To make pleasures pleasant shortens them."
- Charles Buxton
"Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; men love in haste but they detest at leisure."
- George Byron
(Related: Love, Men, Haste, Hatred, Leisure, Now, Pleasure)

"There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more."
- George Byron
(Related: Love, Music, Nature, Society, Deep, Lonely, Man, Pleasure, Sea)

"Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Wisdom, May, Pleasure, Treasure)

"'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print. A book's a book, although there's nothing in 't."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Name, Nothing)

"I know that two and two make four - and should be glad to prove it too if I could - though I must say if by any sort of process I could convert 2 and 2 into five it would give me much greater pleasure."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Pleasure)

"I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Christianity, May, Mind, Pleasure)

"For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Grief, Nothing, Past)

"The moment you say, 'Please, give me a reason for this', then you are being impossible and temperamental."
- Montserrat Caballe
(Related: Being, Reason)

"No matter how nice the company one might be with, however, it is never pleasant to have a rifle pointed at one's back."
- Meg Cabot
(Related: Company)

"They say that our sovereign is above his laws to his pleasure, and he may make it and break it as he pleases, without any distinction. The contrary is true, or else he should not have sworn to keep it."
- Jack Cade
(Related: Laws, May, Pleasure)

"If you study the Talmud you please God even more than you do by praying or fasting."
- Abraham Cahan
(Related: God, Study)

"He invented this idea of telling the life story of a great writer through becoming his characters and becoming him. It was such a pleasure and I thought we must find another writer."
- Simon Callow
(Related: Life, Thought, Idea, Pleasure, Writer)

"I took pleasure when I could. I acted clearly and morally and without regret. I'm very lucky."
- Jeanne Calment
(Related: Pleasure, Regret)

"In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision."
- Italo Calvino
(Related: Love, Gluttony, Pleasure)

"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)

"I'm always trying to do the impossible to please people. It comes from not being secure in myself and not looking at the things within I have to fix. Sometimes you keep going because you don't want to face the truth."
- Naomi Campbell
(Related: Truth, People, Being, Trying, Want)

"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)

"I just don't want anyone messing around with my pure smoking pleasure."
- Max Cannon
(Related: Pleasure, Smoking, Want)

"To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make."
- Truman Capote
(Related: Music, Pleasure, Words, Writing)

"I mean, I can look back with great pleasure on what has happened in Sudan, and our commitment to people who are persecuted in that kind of way."
- George Carey
(Related: People, Commitment, Pleasure)

"Reform is not pleasant, but grievous; no person can reform themselves without suffering and hard work, how much less a nation."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Work, Hard work, Nation, Reform, Suffering)

"The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure."
- Dale Carnegie
(Related: Art, Giving, Pleasure)

"I was quite pleased that Prince Philip didn't say anything like, I hate queers! He was quite well behaved."
- Allan Carr
(Related: Hate)

"What I have in common with the character in 'Truman' is this incredible need to please people. I feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to. And I have felt this way ever since all this success started."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Success, People, Character, Care, Guilt, Want)

"I look forward to these confrontations with the press to kind of balance up the nice and pleasant things that come to me as president."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Balance, President, Press)

"A woman asking "Am I good? Am I satisfied?" is extremely selfish. The less women fuss about themselves, the less they talk to other women, the more they try to please their husbands, the happier the marriage is going to be."
- Barbara Cartland
(Related: Marriage, Women, Husbands, Talk, Woman)

"I was so pleased to be at university to do physics and mathematics."
- John Henry Carver
(Related: Mathematics, Physics, University)

"Real love is the love that sometimes arises after sensual pleasure: if it does, it is immortal; the other kind inevitably goes stale, for it lies in mere fantasy."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Love, Fantasy, Lies)

"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)

"Man is free; yet we must not suppose that he is at liberty to do everything he pleases, for he becomes a slave the moment he allows his actions to be ruled by passion."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Actions, Liberty, Man, Passion)

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

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

"I'll take a redrum with a rellik please."
- Brian Celio
"Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors that they are ready to repeat their lessons as often as we please."
- Robert Chambers
(Related: Books)

"On that road of the informer, it is always night. I cannot ever inform against anyone without feeling something die within me. I inform without pleasure, because it is necessary."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Feeling, Night, Pleasure, Road)

"Love is more pleasant than marriage for the same reason that novels are more amusing than history."
- Nicolas Chamfort
(Related: History, Love, Marriage, Reason)

"It is commonly supposed that the art of pleasing is a wonderful aid in the pursuit of fortune; but the art of being bored is infinitely more successful."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Art, Successful, Being, Fortune, Pursuit)

"A good wife is one who serves her husband in the morning like a mother does, loves him in the day like a sister does and pleases him like a prostitute in the night."
- Chanakya
(Related: Mother, Sister, Wife, HusbDay, Night)

"Science is a perception of the world around us. Science is a place where what you find in nature pleases you."
- Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
(Related: Nature, Science, Perception, World)

"Your first duty as a writer is to write to please yourself. And you have no duty towards anyone else."
- Iris Chang
(Related: Duty, First, Writer)

"We smile at the ignorance of the savage who cuts down the tree in order to reach its fruit; but the same blunder is made by every person who is over eager and impatient in the pursuit of pleasure."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Ignorance, Order, Pleasure, Pursuit, Smile)

"When I'm depressed and I feel low thinking that good movies are not made any more, then I put on his movies and I watch them. I laugh and I cry and I have great pleasure."
- Geraldine Chaplin
(Related: Movies, Pleasure, Thinking)

"Death can really absorb a person. Lik most people, I would find it pleasant not to have to go, but you just accept that it's more or less inevitable."
- Graham Chapman
(Related: Death, People)

"Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite are contrived to be constant companions."
- Pierre Charron
(Related: Pain, Pleasure)

"Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Happiness, Life, Idleness)

"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)

"I am not generally regarded as a pleasant or socially minded fellow."
- Caryl Chessman
"I am very sure that any man of common understanding may, by culture, care, attention, and labor, make himself what- ever he pleases, except a great poet."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Attention, Care, Culture, Labor, Man, May, Understanding)

"Pleasure is a necessary reciprocal. No one feels, who does not at the same time give it. To be pleased, one must please. What pleases you in others, will in general please them in you."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Time, Pleasure, Will)

"He makes people pleased with him by making them first pleased with themselves."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: People, First)

"Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Pleasure)

"The mere brute pleasure of reading - the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Pleasure, Reading)

"The mere brute pleasure of reading the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Pleasure, Reading)

"Being "contented" ought to mean in English, as it does in French, being pleased. Being content with an attic ought not to mean being unable to move from it and resigned to living in it; it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Being, Content, English, Living)

"There were different challenges along the way. Certainly the food shortage was unpleasant."
- Leroy Chiao
(Related: Food)

"You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy."
- Lydia M. Child
(Related: People, Battle, Effort, Pleasure)

"He greatly valued his possessions, chiefly because they were his, and derived genuine pleasure from contemplating a painting, a statuette, a rare lace curtain - no matter what - after he had bought it and placed it among his household gods."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: Gods, Painting, Pleasure, Possessions)

"You're never able to please everybody, especially when you're transforming a country like Russia."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Country, Russia)

"Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: Man, Poor)

"We forget our pleasures, we remember our sufferings."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Forget)

"If you pursue good with labor, the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure, the pleasure passes away and the evil remains."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Evil, Labor, Pleasure)

"The greatest pleasures are only narrowly separated from disgust."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Disgust)

"Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Power, Force, Freedom, Law, Man)

"As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Body, Man, May, Mind, Old, Youth)

"If I err in belief that the souls of men are immortal, I gladly err, nor do I wish this error which gives me pleasure to be wrested from me while I live."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Men, Belief, Error, Pleasure)

"In everything, satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
"The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of pleasures."
- Luc de Clapier
(Related: Labor)

"This moment in time, on this tour, you know, I'm discovering a lot of new things. And to be 45 and doing that, it's a mixture of pleasure and pain, I can assure you."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: Time, Pain, Pleasure)

"I have the Pleasure to assure you Congress pay particular Attention to the Defence of New Jersey, and hitherto have denied us nothing which we have Asked for that Purpose."
- Abraham Clark
(Related: Purpose, Attention, Congress, Nothing, Pleasure)

"Our fates are in the hands of An Almighty God, to whom I can with pleasure confide my own; he can save us, or destroy us; his Councils are fixed and cannot be disappointed, and all his designs will be Accomplished."
- Abraham Clark
(Related: God, Pleasure, Will)

"Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree."
- Frank Howard Clark
(Related: Christmas, Kisses, Pleasure)

"If you go forward in the spirit of the original apostles and followers of Jesus Christ, trusting not in man but in the living God, he will enable you to pull down the strong holds of sin and Satan, and that work by which he is pleased will prosper in your hands."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Work, God, Christ, Followers, Living, Man, Satan, Sin, Spirit, Will)

"I will never forget my beautiful days with you in Shanklin, they are certainly the most pleasant ones of my life. Look, I have tears in my eyes just to think about it. I am furious to be here, it is the end of happiness for a whole year."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Happiness, Life, End, Eyes, Forget, Tears, Will)

"I thank you for your kind invitation to introduce me to the president of the Republic. Since I have not been out of my atelier for two months, I have no appropriate costume for this circumstance. Please excuse me."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Circumstance, Months, President)

"I took all my wax studies and threw them in the fire... that's the way it is when something unpleasant happens to me. I take my hammer and I squash a figure."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Fire)

"I am in no mood to be deceived any longer by the crafty devil and false character whose greatest pleasure is to take advantage of everyone."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Character, Devil, Pleasure)

"I just read that Time magazine cover story with all this information about how you have to have your kids by the time you're 12 or it's all over. Please."
- Jill Clayburgh
(Related: Time, Information, Kids)

"Children should learn that reading is pleasure, not just something that teachers make you do in school."
- Beverly Cleary
(Related: Children, Pleasure, Reading, School, Teachers)

"This sense of power is the highest and best of pleasures when the belief on which it is founded is a true belief, and has been fairly earned by investigation."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Power, Belief, Investigation, Sense)

"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)

"One of the pleasant duties of America's most famous announcers during the relatively short swing era of the big bands was to host late-night remotes from some of the most famous ballrooms throughout the country."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: America, Country, Famous)

"It's always a pleasure to talk about someone else's work."
- Chuck Close
(Related: Work, Pleasure, Talk)

"If you ever need anything please don't hesitate to ask someone else first."
- Kurt Cobain
(Related: First)

"Please your eye and plague your heart."
- William Cobbett
(Related: Heart, Eye)

"At the end of the day I'm pleased with the site I created."
- Benjamin Cohen
(Related: Day, End)

"Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them."
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Life, People, Pleasure, Questions)

"The man who seeks to please God is the man who people are pleased with. The man who seeks to please others won't satisfy anyone."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: God, People, Man)

"Boundaries are to protect life, not to limit pleasures."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Life)

"Look for a long time at what pleases you, and a longer time at what pains you."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Time)

"Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases."
- Jeremy Collier
"I'm pleased the administration is endorsing the need for legislation dealing with the chemical sector. In the past, the administration's position has been ambiguous."
- Susan Collins
(Related: Legislation, Past)

"I am not solicitous to examine particularly everything here, which indeed could not be done in fifty years, because my desire is to make all possible discoveries, and return to your Highnesses, if it please our Lord, in April."
- Christopher Columbus
(Related: April, Desire, Years)

"Cynicism is tough. A cynic's point of view is really pitiful. I derive pleasure out of a lot of things in life. As long as I'm fairly healthy, it's hard to stay dismal for very long."
- Shawn Colvin
(Related: Life, Cynic, Cynicism, Pleasure)

"Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!"
- Confucius
(Related: Man, Motives)

"Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator."
- Confucius
(Related: Age, Old)

"Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools: they have need of 'em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation, and let father Time shake his glass."
- William Congreve
(Related: Business, Time, Wisdom, Father, Occupation, Pleasure, Wit)

"Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure."
- William Congreve
(Related: Grief, Haste, Leisure, Pleasure)

"There are men here and there to whom the whole of life is like an after-dinner hour with a cigar; easy, pleasant, empty, perhaps enlivened by some fable of strife to be forgotten - before the end is told - even if there happens to be any end to it."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Life, Men, End)

"Some loves are like a vice that has ceased to give pleasure."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Pleasure, Vice)

"Mind and body obstruct one another's pleasures."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Body, Mind)

"The bank told us we ought to sell this house to pay off our overdraft. Riders saved the day. I was so pleased when it got to number one, I went all around the fields crying and crying."
- Jilly Cooper
(Related: Day)

"Although all the good arts serve to draw man's mind away from vices and lead it toward better things, this function can be more fully performed by this art, which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Art, Man, Mind, Pleasure, Vices)

"The professional world was much more unpleasant than I thought. I was always wishing I could get back that enthusiasm I had when I was doing shows at college."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Thought, Enthusiasm, College, Wishing, World)

"I always found the film world unpleasant. It's all about the schedule, and never really flew for me."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Film, World)

"I associate my motion picture career more with being unhappy and scared, or being under the gun, than with anything pleasant."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Being, Career)

"After having won a scepter, few are so generous as to disdain the pleasures of ruling."
- Pierre Corneille
"How delicious is pleasure after torment!"
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Pleasure)

"It's always a pleasure to find something that matters."
- Don Cornelius
(Related: Pleasure)

"I am pleased to report that Texas is known for having one of the strongest set of open government laws in our Nation. And ever since that experience, I have long believed that our federal government could use 'a little Texas sunshine.'"
- John Cornyn
(Related: Government, Experience, Laws, Nation, Open)

"We are protecting civilians. We are unarmed. We are no threat to you. Please do not shoot."
- Rachel Corrie
"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."
- Bill Cosby
(Related: Success, Failure, Key, Trying)

"I'm glad movies aren't going to please everybody, they can't. But what they have to be is recognisable. I don't equate myself with a master painter, but I think you can recognise my films."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Movies)

"All my ambition is, I own, to profit and to please unknown; like streams supplied from springs below, which scatter blessings as they go."
- Charles Cotton
(Related: Ambition, Blessings, Profit)

"You can't please everyone, and you can't make everyone like you."
- Katie Couric
"Remorse, the fatal egg that pleasure laid."
- William Cowper
(Related: Pleasure, Remorse)

"The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged."
- William Cowper
(Related: Change, Earth, Man, Mind, Novelty)

"Sorry, but there is no pleasure in finding new ways of saying the same stuff about projects which tanked."
- Alex Cox
(Related: Pleasure, Projects, Saying)

"When we went to cover it I thought we would change it to a song of loving and longing instead of the sex machine song Kylie turned it into. I've met Kylie and told her we were covering her song and she was pleased."
- Wayne Coyne
(Related: Change, Sex, Thought, Longing, Machine, Song)

"Our farmers round, well pleased with constant gain, Like other farmers, flourish and complain."
- George Crabbe
(Related: Gain)

"To the house of a friend if you're pleased to retire, You must all things admit, you must all things admire; You must pay with observance the price of your treat, You must eat what is praised, and must praise what you eat."
- George Crabbe
(Related: Friend, Praise)

"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)

"Nothing shortens a journey so pleasantly as an account of misfortunes at which the hearer is permitted to laugh."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Journey, Nothing)

"Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Euphemisms)

"I recommend limiting one's involvement in other people's lives to a pleasantly scant minimum."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: People)

"We have the right as individuals to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a dollar of the public money."
- Davy Crockett
(Related: Money, Charity, Congress, Public, Right)

"I'm relatively physically adept and I like throwing myself around. Once, twice, but then you get to nine, ten, eleven and to try and make it look realistic all the time, that's not very pleasant."
- Marton Csokas
(Related: Time)

"The Barks of Trees are best gathered in the Spring, if it be of great Trees, as Oaks or the like, because then they come easiest off, and so you may dry them if you please, but indeed your best way is to gather all Barks only for present use."
- Nicholas Culpeper
(Related: May, Present, Spring, Trees)

"Some people lose all respect for the lion unless he devours them instantly. There is no pleasing some people."
- Will Cuppy
(Related: People, Respect)

"I have no dress except the one I wear every day. If you are going to be kind enough to give me one, please let it be practical and dark so that I can put it on afterwards to go to the laboratory."
- Marie Curie
(Related: Day, Dress)

"A lot of times black folks look for love in all the wrong places. You're always looking for somebody to love you, be accepted, and there's the insecurities that are even transmitted through rap. Everyone is trying to aim to please too much."
- Chuck D.
(Related: Love, Rap, Trying, Wrong)

"Film is fragmented and gets into lots of other people's hands. There are a lot of pleasures that theatre gives me. You get to perform uninterrupted."
- Willem Dafoe
(Related: People, Film, Theatre)

"One of the pleasures of being an actor is quite simply taking a walk in someone else's shoes. And when I look at the roles I've played, I'm kind of amazed at all the wonderful adventures I've had and the different things I've learned."
- Willem Dafoe
(Related: Actor, Being)

"Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Experience, Being, Pleasure)

"I don't like Tommy on Broadway at all. I like the music, I'm pleased with Pete's success but I don't like what they've done to it."
- Roger Daltrey
(Related: Success, Music)

"I was never that much a focus of interest that I became a 'thing' at an earlier point in my career. I'm aware of having become a 'thing' now, which doesn't give me a lot of pleasure."
- Matt Damon
(Related: Career, Focus, Interest, Now, Pleasure)

"I commonly went ashore every day, either upon business, or to recreate myself in the fields, which were very pleasant, and the more for a shower of rain now and then, that ushers in the wet season."
- William Dampier
(Related: Business, Day, Now, Rain)

"I phoned this number and said, Please, sir, I want to be an actor."
- Charles Dance
(Related: Actor, Want)

"Growing up, I wanted desperately to please, to be a good girl."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Growing up)

"We Hoosiers hold to some quaint notions. Some might say we 'cling' to them, though not out of fear or ignorance. We believe in paying our bills. We have kept our state in the black throughout the recent unpleasantness, while cutting rather than raising taxes, by practicing an old tribal ritual - we spend less money than we take in."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Money, Fear, Ignorance, Old, Ritual, State, Taxes)

"I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: Pleasure)

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: Man, Pleasure)

"False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Science, Progress, Facts, Harm, Pleasure)

"I'm easy driving, But I'm not a person who loves living pleasantly above all else. I'm not that way at all. I might think I'm that, but I'm not really that."
- Ray Davies
(Related: Driving, Living)

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

"If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Love, Common sense, Passion)

"I discovered that in a story I could safely dream any dream, hope any hope, go anywhere I pleased any time I pleased, fight any foe, win or lose, live or die. My stories created a safe experimental learning place."
- Donald Davis
(Related: Time, Dream, Hope, Fight, Learning)

"Dogs are very, very pleasant with people that they're connected to."
- Kristin Davis
(Related: People, Dogs)

"We don't often look into these unpleasant details of our great struggle. We all prefer to think that every man who wore the blue or gray was a Philip Sidney at heart."
- Rebecca H. Davis
(Related: Heart, Man, Struggle)

"It has pleased and interested me to see how I could get along under difficult circumstances and with so much discomfort but as I say I was not sent out here to improve my temper or my health or to make me more content with my good things in the East."
- Richard H. Davis
(Related: Health, Circumstances, Content, Temper)

"Some people wish above all to conform to the rules, I wish only to render what I can hear. There is no theory. You have only to listen. Pleasure is the law."
- Claude Debussy
(Related: People, Law, Pleasure, Rules, Theory)

"Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains."
- Democritus
(Related: Moderation)

"I hope that posterity will judge me kindly, not only as to the things which I have explained, but also to those which I have intentionally omitted so as to leave to others the pleasure of discovery."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Hope, Discovery, Pleasure, Posterity, Will)

"Then trust me there's nothing like drinking, So pleasant on this side of the grave: It keeps the unhappy from thinking, And makes e'en the valiant more brave."
- Charles Dibdin
(Related: Trust, Drinking, Nothing, Thinking)

"It distresses me that parents insist that their children read or make them read. The best way for children to treasure reading is to see the adults in their lives reading for their own pleasure."
- Kate DiCamillo
(Related: Children, Parents, Pleasure, Reading, Treasure)

"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!"
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Childhood, Christmas, Man, Old, Quiet, Youth)

"There are not a few among the disciples of charity who require, in their vocation, scarcely less excitement than the votaries of pleasure in theirs."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Charity, Excitement, Pleasure, Vocation)

"It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Baby, World)

"I want you all to stand; will you do that for me, please?"
- James Dickey
(Related: Want, Will)

"One declaims endlessly against the passions; one imputes all of man's suffering to them. One forgets that they are also the source of all his pleasures."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Man, Suffering)

"If you like it, let it be, and if you don't please do the same."
- Ani DiFranco
"There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable."
- Annie Dillard
(Related: Age, English, Speech)

"As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker."
- Annie Dillard
(Related: Beauty, Religion, Love, Pleasure)

"Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music."
- Diogenes
(Related: Music, Virtue, Neglect, Practice, Sound)

"The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust."
- Diogenes
(Related: Disgust, First, Pleasure)

"Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world."
- Walt Disney
(Related: People, Animation, Entertainment, Information, Pleasure, World)

"I was pleasantly surprised after the book came out. It was like, hey, the home team put down a nice score."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Home)

"Something unpleasant is coming when men are anxious to tell the truth."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Men, Truth)

"Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few; and that, too, at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Life, Power, Health, Men, Conscience, Fame, Pleasure)

"The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Life, Lie, Moderation)

"Low-income taxpayers deserve the same rights as everyone else. It was wrong of the IRS to target low-income taxpayers, and I am please by the decision to correct this unfair practice."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Decision, Rights, Practice, Wrong)

"I was very pleased to find that once I had records out music videos were starting to happen, so I directed some of my own music videos and got to experiment in other areas of expression."
- Thomas Dolby
(Related: Music, Expression)

"In LA, I mean, here's this place full of desperate and sad people who take their only pleasure from destroying others for the purposes of their own self-aggrandizement."
- Heather Donahue
(Related: People, Pleasure, Self)

"And from a military school which taught me that to fit into society, you can't just do anything you damn well please because it will suit you. And that it's much better to be with the winners than it is with the losers."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Society, Military, School, Will)

"Pleasure is none, if not diversified."
- John Donne
(Related: Pleasure)

"The two most common charges against the older fiction, that it pleased wickedly and that it taught nothing, had broken down before the discovery, except in illiberal sects, that the novel is fitted both for honest use and for pleasure."
- Carl Clinton Van Doren
(Related: Discovery, Fiction, Nothing, Pleasure)

"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)

"To conquer the command of the air means victory; to be beaten in the air means defeat and acceptance of whatever terms the enemy may be pleased to impose."
- Giulio Douhet
(Related: Victory, Acceptance, Defeat, Enemy, May)

"Rap is only one end of a whole spectrum of verbal play and virtuosity. Rap is geared for aural pleasure."
- Rita Dove
(Related: End, Play, Pleasure, Rap)

"To the man who loves art for its own sake, it is frequently in its least important and lowliest manifestations that the keenest pleasure is to be derived."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Art, Man, Pleasure)

"The rare pleasure of being seen for what one is, compensates for the misery of being it."
- Margaret Drabble
(Related: Being, Misery, Pleasure)

"There is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know."
- John Dryden
(Related: Being, Pleasure)

"Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are."
- John Dryden
(Related: Love)

"Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun."
- John Dryden
(Related: Beauty)

"Our pleasance here is all vain glory, This false world is but transitory."
- William Dunbar
(Related: Glory, World)

"However, the difficulties and pleasures of the writing itself are similar for a novel with a historical setting and a novel with a contemporary setting, as far as I'm concerned."
- Helen Dunmore
(Related: Difficulties, Writing)

"The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here."
- Finley Peter Dunne
(Related: Past)

"My father knew the charming side of my mother, and my mother thought that he was attentive and pleasant and was an architect, which was a respectable profession, but I don't think that they actually got to know one another deeply."
- Christopher Durang
(Related: Mother, Father, Thought, Profession)

"I used to own a dingy and can still sail one if pushed, but I like the pleasure boats."
- John Dyer
(Related: Boats, Pleasure)

"I cannot tell you what it means when children recognize. This is about the third generation for me. And when kids that small recognize me, it really pleases me, very gratifying."
- Dick Van Dyke
(Related: Children, Kids)

"Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: Habit, Being, Culture)

"In architecture the idea degenerated. Design allows a more direct and pleasurable route."
- Charles Eames
(Related: Architecture, Design, Idea)

"Who ever said that pleasure wasn't functional?"
- Charles Eames
(Related: Pleasure)

"Please know that I am aware of the hazards. I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be a challenge to others."
- Amelia Earhart
(Related: Men, Women, Failure, Challenge, Want)

"The strength in our third-quarter financial results is cause for excitement. I'm particularly pleased that we continue to demonstrate impressive growth at the same time we are engaged in important merger discussions."
- Bernard Ebbers
(Related: Time, Financial, Growth, Strength, Cause, Excitement, Results)

"Business was his aversion; Pleasure was his business."
- Maria Edgeworth
(Related: Business, Pleasure)

"One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But... I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Money, Success, Work, Invention, Man, Pleasure, Reward, Value, World)

"I find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success."
- Thomas A. Edison
(Related: Success, Work, Pleasure, Reward, World)

"I've always had a kind of visual eye, and it was a pleasant exercise for that."
- Adrian Edmondson
(Related: Exercise, Eye)

"Any outfit that has to beg its listeners for money is an organization that has to constantly please its listeners or it will dry up and go away. It shouldn't work when you think about it."
- Bob Edwards
(Related: Money, Work, Will)

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

"Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end."
- Tryon Edwards
(Related: Death, Appetite, End, Forbidden, May)

"The one regret I have about my own abortions is that they cost money that might otherwise have been spent on something more pleasurable, like taking the kids to movies and theme parks."
- Barbara Ehrenreich
(Related: Money, Movies, Kids, Regret)

"It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Pleasure)

"Our pleasures were simple - they included survival."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Survival)

"Doing Tim's film is always going to be the most pleasure. Let me just put it that way. So, without drawing favorites one way or the other, getting back with him and doing Mars Attacks! was certainly a special treat."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Film, Pleasure)

"It was the most pleasurable thing I've ever done, playing this character, and I just remember feeling so at home and so - I don't know, I was just happy - and it just wasn't ever work! It was like a sandbox for me, and I would crack myself up rehearsing."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: Home, Character, Feeling)

"It's such a pleasurable experience to look back, and all of the fun I had just comes rushing back."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: Experience, Fun)

"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)

"To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it."
- Elizabeth I
"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 husband - by primitive instinct partly, certainly by ancient tradition - regards himself as the active partner in matters of love and his own pleasure as legitimately the prime motive for activity."
- Havelock Ellis
(Related: Love, Husband, Instinct, Motive, Pleasure, Tradition)

"There is more difference in the quality of our pleasures than in the amount."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Quality, Difference)

"It pleases me that people can be interactive."
- Tracey Emin
(Related: People)

"It seems unpleasantly refined to put things off till someone knows."
- William Empson
"I'm very pleased with the job President Bush is doing and he's off to a terrific start."
- John Engler
(Related: Job, President)

"I think a lot of people have a misconception of what the kitchen is about, but you know the grueling part of it is also the pleasure of it. That's why I think you have to have a certain mentality to understand what that is and be able to handle it."
- Todd English
(Related: People, Kitchen, Pleasure)

"It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them."
- Epictetus
(Related: Nature)

"If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please."
- Epictetus
(Related: Moderation)

"I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding."
- Epicurus
(Related: Understanding)

"It is impossible to live a pleasant life without living wisely and well and justly. And it is impossible to live wisely and well and justly without living a pleasant life."
- Epicurus
(Related: Life, Living)

"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)

"One of the pleasures of being a Jew, I don't have to tell you, it allows you anti-Semitism."
- Joseph Epstein
(Related: Being)

"Great eagerness in the pursuit of wealth, pleasure, or honor, cannot exist without sin."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Wealth, Honor, Pleasure, Pursuit, Sin)

"Whatever it is your heart desires, please go for it, it's yours to have."
- Gloria Estefan
(Related: Heart)

"The greatest pleasure of life is love."
- Euripides
(Related: Life, Love, Pleasure)

"You mentioned the Free Trade Agreement and yes I can't tell you how pleased we are that Morocco is one of the countries that our country is going to begin negotiating a Free Trade Agreement with."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Agreement, Countries, Country, Trade)

"I will stay very focused on my responsibilities as Secretary of Commerce and the economy's doing well. I mean, you asked about some of the challenges that we have or what is going on in the world and you know I, I'm pleased to report that the economy is doing extremely well."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Commerce, Economy, Will, World)

"I, of course, wanted to do something with Drew Barrymore. Please. So we were reading scripts back and forth and then we found this script, Fever Pitch."
- Jimmy Fallon
(Related: Reading)

"You need great passion, because everything you do with great pleasure, you do well."
- Juan Manuel Fangio
(Related: Passion, Pleasure)

"The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction."
- Michael Faraday
(Related: Pleasure, Reason)

"The Sunday School teacher talked too much in the way our grade school teacher used to when she told us about George Washington. Pleasant, pretty stories, but not true."
- Frances Farmer
(Related: Pretty, School, Washington)

"Business is always interfering with pleasure - but it makes other pleasures possible."
- William Feather
(Related: Business, Pleasure)

"Cinema is an old whore, like circus and variety, who knows how to give many kinds of pleasure. Besides, you can't teach old fleas new dogs."
- Federico Fellini
(Related: Cinema, Dogs, Fleas, Old, Pleasure, Variety)

"Had we not faults of our own, we should take less pleasure in complaining of others."
- Francois Fenelon
(Related: Complaining, Faults, Pleasure)

"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)

"One of the pleasantest things about book writing is that sometimes it brings one in touch with old friends."
- Rachel Field
(Related: Friends, Old, Writing)

"I was condemned to be beheaded, or burnt, as the king pleased; and he was graciously pleased, from the great remains of his love, to choose the mildest sentence."
- Sarah Fielding
(Related: Love)

"But I can only write what the muse allows me to write. I cannot choose, I can only do what I am given, and I feel pleased when I feel close to concrete poetry - still."
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Related: Poetry)

"The same sort of thing happened in my dispute with the National Trust book: Follies: A National Trust Guide, which implied that the only pleasure you can get from Folly architecture is by calling the architect mad, and by laughing at the architecture."
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Related: Architecture, Trust, Folly, Pleasure)

"If the work is pure then you have to think it could be understood. If it is not understood it doesn't mean that your work is not accessible. It doesn't worry me, but, of course, I would be pleased if people liked my work."
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Related: Work, People, Worry)

"I went up a straight crooked lane and, I said 'No thanks, yes if yer please."
- Jack Finney
"We have all examined our past critically and are very much aware of even the unpleasant things. Now, we need to look at what we plan to do with the lessons we have learned from the past."
- Heinz Fischer
(Related: Now, Past)

"The process is very gradual, you see. At first there's the tainted stage; they know what will eventually happen to them if they go on but they say, 'Oh God, don't do it to me do it again, please, please.'"
- Terence Fisher
(Related: God, First, Will)

"Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Related: Happiness, Life, Defeat, Pleasure, Struggle)

"Is any man free except the one who can pass his life as he pleases?"
- Aulus Persius Flaccus
(Related: Life, Man)

"The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours."
- Peggy Fleming
(Related: Love, First)

"Peoples will be as before, the sheep sent to the slaughterhouses or to the meadows as it pleases the shepherds."
- Henri La Fontaine
(Related: Sheep, Will)

"It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Pleasure)

"It is impossible to please all the world and one's father."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Father, World)

"It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Pleasure)

"Work is the meat of life, pleasure the dessert."
- B. C. Forbes
(Related: Work, Life, Pleasure)

"It looks like business, and people are much pleased."
- William Cameron Forbes
(Related: Business, People)

"I was never that much a focus of interest in my career. I'm aware of that now, which doesn't give me a lot of pleasure."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Career, Focus, Interest, Now, Pleasure)

"I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man's pleasure when they come a cropper."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Men, Blood, Distrust, Man, Pleasure)

"A goal is a goal no matter which end it goes in. I'm pleased to get off the mark again."
- Robbie Fowler
(Related: Goal, End)

"We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience."
- Gary L. Francione
(Related: Amusement, Animals, Defense, Entertainment, Pleasure)

"The pleasant surprise for me is that when I look into Tony's eyes, he's still 100% present, sharing everything that's going on. Acting with him is like a beautiful dance."
- Genie Francis
(Related: Dance, Acting, Eyes, Present, Sharing)

"While I was pleasantly surprised by the relatively high number of jobs created in April, the fact is that job creation during this recovery period has significantly lagged both historical experience in recovery, and the projections of the Bush Administration."
- Barney Frank
(Related: Experience, April, Creation, Fact, Job, Jobs)

"Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Dress)

"He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Family, Pleasure, Sorrow)

"Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Selling, Buying, Man, Pleasure)

"The real pleasure in writing this, for me, was discovering how little you need."
- Jonathan Franzen
(Related: Pleasure, Writing)

"I used to think it was hard to write, and I still find the process more or less unpleasant, but if I know what I'm doing it rattles along, then the rewrite whips it into shape rather quickly."
- Jonathan Franzen
"Burroughs was never really that pleased with the way popular culture and society treated his character. He tried to make a few movies of his own as a result, but they weren't very good."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Movies, Society, Character, Culture, Popular, Result)

"My people and I have come to an agreement which satisfied us both. They are to say what they please, and I am to do what I please."
- Frederick II
(Related: People, Agreement)

"The greatest and noblest pleasure which we have in this world is to discover new truths, and the next is to shake off old prejudices."
- Frederick II
(Related: Old, Pleasure, World)

"A painter must think of everything he sees as being there entirely for his own use and pleasure."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Being, Pleasure)

"The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us - of becoming happy - is not attainable: yet we may not - nay, cannot - give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Goal, May, Pleasure)

"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)

"You have to pretend that your life is a financial pleasure even when your autographs are bouncing."
- Kinky Friedman
(Related: Life, Financial, Pleasure)

"Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Being, Pleasure, Popular)

"There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Being, Pleasure)

"I was scared I was going to have some weird shape to my head and I was pleased that I didn't."
- Edward Furlong
"I've been actually really very pleased to see how much awareness was raised around bullying, and how deeply it affects everyone. You know, you don't have to be the loser kid in high school to be bullied. Bullying and being picked on comes in so many different forms."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: Awareness, Being, School)

"I hope that what you take away from my album is not just the music - which I did want to be fun, and I did want it to be about individuality, but please also take away from it that there's no dream that's too big."
- Lady Gaga
(Related: Music, Dream, Hope, Fun, Individuality, Want)

"I thought you were supposed to be flying this thing, not pleasuring it."
- Paul Gallagher
(Related: Thought, Flying)

"To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Heart, Act, Pleasure, Prayer)

"It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Work, Quality, God, Quantity, Will)

"A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Conviction, Trouble)

"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)

"I performed in Sydney some years ago for the Sydney Festival and I am just so pleased to be returning to the wonderful Sydney Opera House and also performing in Melbourne for the first time."
- Lesley Garrett
(Related: Time, First, Opera, Years)

"I derive no pleasure from prosecuting a man, even though I know he's guilty; do you think I could sleep at night or look at myself in the mirror in the morning if I hounded an innocent man?"
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Man, Night, Pleasure, Sleep)

"I've learnt and I just want to be respected for what I've achieved on the pitch. I know I haven't achieved much off it but I do know I've given pleasure to people watching me play football over the years."
- Paul Gascoigne
(Related: People, Football, Play, Pleasure, Want, Years)

"In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Friendship, Heart, Dew, Laughter, Sharing, Sweetness)

"Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: People, Act, Advice)

"Audiences are always better pleased with a smart retort, some joke or epigram, than with any amount of reasoning."
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(Related: Audiences)

"She never envisioned a legal career for me, but she did think it was very important that I be able to support myself, and I think she would be pleased to see what has become of me."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Related: Legal, Career, Support)

"You will be pleased to know I stand obediently for the national anthem, though of course I would defend your right to remain seated should you so decide."
- Ira Glasser
(Related: Right, Will)

"When I became more involved in music, I had to give up some of my writing in the literary sense. However, on occasion, I would write something for my own pleasure or I would write notes and introductory remarks in the songbooks I put together."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: Music, Literary, Pleasure, Sense, Writing)

"And in that I cannot send unto you all my businesses in writing, I despatch these present bearers fully informed in all things, to whom it may please you to give faith and credence in what they shall say unto you by word of mouth."
- Owen Glendower
(Related: Faith, May, Present, Word, Writing)

"I had years of therapy to recover from this. A lot of it had to with being a people pleaser, being the ultimate good girl. I wanted everyone to like me. I didn't really have a voice. I was afraid of growing up."
- Tracey Gold
(Related: People, Being, Growing up, Therapy, Voice, Years)

"If any movie people are watching this show, please, for me, have some respect. You wanna sell some tickets, act like you know what you're talking about."
- Jeff Goldblum
(Related: People, Act, Respect, Talking)

"Could a man live by it, it were not unpleasant employment to be a poet."
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Man)

"The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowded with fruition."
- Oliver Goldsmith
"Please write music like Wagner, only louder."
- Samuel Goldwyn
(Related: Music)

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

"God be praised for his gracious long suffering towards me in sparing my life so long. Grant, gracious God, that I may make a good use of the time that thou mayest be pleased yet to grant me for repentance."
- Patrick Gordon
(Related: Life, Time, God, May, Repentance, Suffering)

"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)

"I was a bit worried coming back to the Premiership from America, but I have been pleased with my form, and the interest I have received has been good for my ego. I have no worries about my fitness, and I am really looking forward to the season starting now."
- Richard Gough
(Related: Fitness, America, Ego, Interest, Now)

"For God's sake, if you sin, take pleasure in it, and do it for the pleasure."
- Gerald Gould
(Related: God, Pleasure, Sin)

"If the secret of being a bore is to tell all, the secret of pleasing is to say just enough to be - not understood, but divined."
- Remy de Gourmont
(Related: Being)

"Man associates ideas not according to logic or verifiable exactitude, but according to his pleasure and interests. It is for this reason that most truths are nothing but prejudices."
- Remy de Gourmont
(Related: Ideas, Logic, Man, Nothing, Pleasure, Reason)

"Learn the duty as well as taste the pleasure of original work."
- Robert James Graves
(Related: Work, Duty, Pleasure, Taste)

"Though pleas'd to see the dolphins play, I mind my compass and my way."
- Matthew Green
(Related: Mind, Play, Pleas)

"But if Shakespeare himself is maybe about meaning and truth, I don't know, then he is certainly about pleasure and interest, we start with pleasure and interest, but maybe eventually it gets to meaning and truth."
- Stephen Greenblatt
(Related: Truth, Interest, Meaning, Pleasure, Shakespeare)

"I think the writing of literature should give pleasure. What else should it be about? It is not nuclear physics. It actually has to give pleasure or it is worth nothing."
- Stephen Greenblatt
(Related: Literature, Nothing, Physics, Pleasure, Worth, Writing)

"First of all, Shakespeare is about pleasure and interest. He was from the first moment he actually wrote something for the stage, and he remains so."
- Stephen Greenblatt
(Related: First, Interest, Pleasure, Shakespeare)

"The essence of pleasure is spontaneity."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Pleasure, Spontaneity)

"Although it hath pleased God to hasten my death by you, by whom my life should rather have been lengthened, yet can I patiently take it, that I yield God more hearty thanks for shortening my woeful days."
- Jane Grey
(Related: Death, Life, God, Yield)

"Pray God in the bowels of his mercy to send you his Holy Spirit; for he hath given you his great gift of utterance, if it pleased him also to open the eyes of your heart."
- Jane Grey
(Related: God, Heart, Eyes, Mercy, Open, Spirit)

"The crown is not my right, and pleaseth me not. The Lady Mary is the rightful heir."
- Jane Grey
(Related: Lady, Heir, Right)

"All their sport in the park is but a shadow to that pleasure that I find in Plato; alas good folk, they never felt what true pleasure meant."
- Jane Grey
(Related: Folk, Pleasure, Shadow)

"I confess that reading proofs is a pleasure. It stimulates and inspires me."
- Zane Grey
(Related: Pleasure, Reading)

"It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato."
- Lewis Grizzard
(Related: Thoughts, Eating)

"You call to a dog and a dog will break its neck to get to you. Dogs just want to please. Call to a cat and its attitude is, 'What's in it for me?'"
- Lewis Grizzard
(Related: Attitude, Dogs, Want, Will)

"Exhort all your household often that all those who serve you shall know to serve God and you, faithfully and painstakingly, and for the will of God to prefer in all things to do your will and pleasure in all things that are not against God."
- Robert Grosseteste
(Related: God, Pleasure, Will)

"And with the money from your corn, from your rents, and from the issues of pleas in your courts, and from your stock, arrange the expenses of your kitchen and your wines and your wardrobe and the wages of servants, and subtract your stock."
- Robert Grosseteste
(Related: Money, Kitchen, Pleas, Wages)

"A man will renounce any pleasures you like but he will not give up his suffering."
- G. I. Gurdjieff
(Related: Man, Suffering, Will)

"I was aware that there is an expectation that writers inevitably falter at this stage, that they fail to live up to the promise of their first successful book, that the next book never pleases the way the prior one did. It simply increased my sense of being challenged."
- David Guterson
(Related: Successful, Being, Expectation, First, Promise, Sense, Writers)

"The pleasure that I take in writing gets me interested in writing a poem. It's not a statement about what I think anybody else should be doing. For me, it's an interesting tension between interior and exterior."
- Marilyn Hacker
(Related: Pleasure, Tension, Writing)

"Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend."
- Thomas Chandler Haliburton
(Related: Friend, Hope, Acquaintance)

"When you retire, it's a place in life, a part of the journey. You just don't quit work; you develop an attitude where you can do what you please."
- Tom T. Hall
(Related: Life, Work, Attitude, Journey)

"If I like it, it's gonna be on my album. You can't please everyone."
- Natasha Hamilton
"If a servant strives to please his master and studies and takes pains to do it, I believe there are but few masters who would use such a servant cruelly."
- Jupiter Hammon
"As we depend upon our masters, for what we eat and drink and wear, and for all our comfortable things in this world, we cannot be happy, unless we please them."
- Jupiter Hammon
(Related: World)

"It is our duty to be faithful, not with eye service as men pleasers."
- Jupiter Hammon
(Related: Men, Duty, Eye, Service)

"Nature should have been pleased to have made this age miserable, without making it also ridiculous."
- Elizabeth Hardwick
(Related: Age, Nature)

"No one can read with profit that which he cannot learn to read with pleasure."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Pleasure, Profit)

"Singing is not indulged in by Rotary clubs of some countries and all clubs are given full privilege to do as they please about including it in their programs."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Countries, Privilege, Singing)

"The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure."
- Sydney J. Harris
(Related: Education, Purpose, Leisure, Liberal, Mind)

"Problem solving is hunting. It is savage pleasure and we are born to it."
- Thomas Harris
(Related: Hunting, Pleasure)

"Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality; they are also dress rehearsals, plans. All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination."
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Related: Imagination, Dress, Reality, World)

"No other people have a government more worthy of their respect and love or a land so magnificent in extent, so pleasant to look upon, and so full of generous suggestion to enterprise and labor."
- Benjamin Harrison
(Related: Government, Love, People, Labor, Land, Respect)

"I thought, frankly, that it would be more pleasant to write a memoir than it was."
- Jim Harrison
(Related: Thought)

"Tomorrow is a thief of pleasure."
- Rex Harrison
(Related: Pleasure, Tomorrow)

"I am pleased to see that many of the world's leaders have publicly recognized that the crisis in the Middle East was deliberately incited by terrorist organizations."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Crisis, Leaders, World)

"With regard to my family as I said nothing upon the subject before I may tell you that I have six children living, 1 dead and before I have the pleasure of seeing you I expect another."
- John Hawley
(Related: Family, Children, Living, May, Nothing, Pleasure)

"The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and lastly, the solid cash."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Family, First, Friends, Literature, Writing)

"It's a fun day, a day which kicks off the start of our tour, it's got great tradition - Australian cricketers just love tradition - and it's been a really pleasant day."
- Matthew Hayden
(Related: Love, Day, Fun, Tradition)

"There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our firends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is, we think of them as we please, that is, as they please or displease us."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Truth, Quackery)

"The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Soul, Journey, Liberty)

"The art of pleasing consists in being pleased."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Art, Being)

"The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure, and quit with most regret, never did me the smallest favor."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Pleasure, Regret)

"Some people break promises for the pleasure of breaking them."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: People, Pleasure, Promises)

"Y'know, you can't please all the people all the time... and last night, all those people were at my show."
- Mitch Hedberg
(Related: Time, People, Night)

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Men, Women, Idea, Cats, Dogs, Relax, Will)

"Please do not ask me to talk about my divorce. Mr. Ziegfeld and I are such very good friends. It is only a little matter quite between ourselves."
- Anna Held
(Related: Divorce, Friends, Talk)

"I wish to please the people, but I want to make them cry, perhaps. There, I have said it."
- Anna Held
(Related: People, Want)

"Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth."
- Lillian Hellman
(Related: Truth, Cynicism, Saying)

"The man of the house can destroy the pleasure of the household, but he cannot make it. That rests with the woman, and it is her greatest privilege."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Man, Pleasure, Privilege, Woman)

"People repeat behaviour that leads to flooding their brains with pleasurable chemicals. The short-term reward loop acts over hours to years, and the long-term reproductive success loop over generations."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Success, People, Generations, Reward, Years)

"If anyone wonders why the airlines are not doing well it is because flying has been made such an unpleasant and degrading experience."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Experience, Flying, Wonders)

"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)

"If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased."
- Katharine Hepburn
"I felt the most intense pleasure in piercing the stone in order to make an abstract form and space; quite a different sensation from that of doing it for the purpose of realism."
- Barbara Hepworth
(Related: Purpose, Order, Pleasure, Realism, Space)

"The career of a politician mainly consists in making one part of the nation do what it does not want to do, in order to please and satisfy the other part of the nation."
- Auberon Herbert
(Related: Career, Nation, Order, Want)

"When I go abroad I always sail from Boston because it is such a pleasant place to get away from."
- Oliver Herford
(Related: Boston)

"When you deal with your brother, be pleasant, but get a witness."
- Hesiod
(Related: Brother)

"The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Comfort, Fire, Liberty, Pleasure)

"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)

"Sometimes we deny being worthy of praise, hoping to generate an argument we would be pleased to lose."
- Cullen Hightower
(Related: Argument, Being, Praise)

"Okay, the experience itself was a pleasant experience."
- Betty Hill
(Related: Experience)

"I don't need anybody to market or promote me. If people don't want to hear this music, then it's not for them. You cannot please everybody."
- Lauryn Hill
(Related: Music, People, Want)

"I race to win, not to please people."
- Bernard Hinault
(Related: People, Race)

"It's not been a pleasant life."
- Benny Hinn
(Related: Life)

"When I got a lap dance, because I was 17, they had to put a massive pillow between me and the girl when she was grinding me. It was weird, yet pleasurable."
- Emile Hirsch
(Related: Dance)

"Give them pleasure - the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare."
- Alfred Hitchcock
(Related: Pleasure)

"Such truth, as opposeth no man's profit, nor pleasure, is to all men welcome."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Men, Truth, Man, Pleasure, Profit)

"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)

"The Reformers, therefore, as instruments in the hands of God, in delivering the Church from bondage to prelates, did not make it a tumultuous multitude, in which every man was a law to himself, free to believe, and free to do what he pleased."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: God, Church, Law, Man)

"Many children work hard to please their parents, but what I truly longed for was good times that were about us, not about me. That is the real hole the Dodgers filled in my life."
- Gil Hodges
(Related: Life, Work, Children, Parents)

"There is probably an element of malice in our readiness to overestimate people - we are, as it were, laying up for ourselves the pleasure of later cutting them down to size."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: People, Malice, Pleasure)

"When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: People)

"A nation without dregs and malcontents is orderly, peaceful and pleasant, but perhaps without the seed of things to come."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Nation)

"The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless. It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Favors, Feeling, Pleasure)

"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)

"They tend to be civil servants, often diplomats drawn from the Foreign Office, who may be very pleasant, intelligent people, but once they get inside the Palace they're riveted to the status quo and they lose track of public opinion in the real world."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: People, May, Office, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, World)

"Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Friendship, Praise)

"Fresh air is good if you do not take too much of it; most of the achievements and pleasures of life are in bad air."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Life)

"I despise making the most of one's time. Half of the pleasures of life consist of the opportunities one has neglected."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Life, Time)

"To have a great man for an intimate friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it."
- Homer
(Related: Fear, Friend, Man)

"I feel like there is always something trying to pull us back into sleep, that there is this sort of seductive quality in all the hedonistic pleasures that pull on us."
- Bell Hooks
(Related: Quality, Sleep, Trying)

"I always knew in my heart Walt Whitman's mind to be more like my own than any other man's living. As he is a very great scoundrel this is not a pleasant confession."
- Gerard Manley Hopkins
(Related: Heart, Confession, Living, Man, Mind)

"God saw fit, for wise reasons to allow the people of Israel thus to make and possess slaves; but is this any license to us to enslave any of our fellow-men, to kill any of our fellow-men whom we please and are able to destroy, and take possession of their estates?"
- Samuel Hopkins
(Related: God, People, Israel, Possession)

"Of course, there are many, many musicians whose music gives me pleasure, but until I make contact with them, musically or personally, I never assume that anything wonderful will happen."
- Hugh Hopper
(Related: Music, Musicians, Pleasure, Will)

"He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful."
- Horace
(Related: Approval)

"To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it."
- Horace
(Related: Fear, Friend, Man)

"Poets wish to profit or to please."
- Horace
(Related: Poets, Profit)

"No verse can give pleasure for long, nor last, that is written by drinkers of water."
- Horace
(Related: Pleasure, Water)

"No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers."
- Horace
(Related: Poems, Water)

"Conservatives, please. Let's not duplicate the manias of the Left as we figure out how to deal with Mr. Obama. He is not exactly the anti-Christ, although a disturbing number of people on the Right are convinced he is."
- David Horowitz
(Related: People, Right)

"Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out... Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure."
- A. E. Housman
(Related: Poetry, May, Meaning, Pleasure, Understanding, Will)

"But it has also enabled me to find my feet as a lecturer and a reader of my own plays to audiences who like to hear them; and that experience of immediate appreciation gives greater pleasure and more stimulus towards further activity than even the most laudatory of reviews."
- Laurence Housman
(Related: Experience, Appreciation, Audiences, Feet, Pleasure)

"The race problem in the United States is the type of unpleasant problem which we would rather do without but which refuses to be buried."
- Charles Hamilton Houston
(Related: Race, states, United)

"Work is both my living and my pleasure."
- Harlan Howard
(Related: Work, Living, Pleasure)

"And when I stopped doing that and started thinking about what feels natural and what feels right to me and started pleasing myself, then it became good."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Right, Thinking)

"The only thing that really matters in the initial part of my career, the worst mistake I've ever made was try to do things to please the audience thinking how the audience is going to respond if I do this."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Mistake, Career, Thinking)

"If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Anticipation, Trouble)

"Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Care, Day, Rest, Will)

"Nothing is as irritating as the fellow who chats pleasantly while he's overcharging you."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: Nothing)

"Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Thought, Intellect, Labor, Pleasure, Reverie)

"It is most pleasant to commit a just action which is disagreeable to someone whom one does not like."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Action)

"Please let me assure you, however, that the keen disappointment and regret which I feel in this regard serve only to enhance my profound appreciation of the great honor which you have done me; and my sincere gratitude for your generous action."
- Cordell Hull
(Related: Gratitude, Action, Appreciation, Disappointment, Honor, Regret)

"Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence."
- David Hume
(Related: Death, Friend, Company, Influence, Nothing, Pleasure, Sorrow)

"Like everybody at that age, I read an awful lot of pulp fiction. But at the same time, I also read quite a bit of history and read that as much for pleasure as part of a curriculum."
- John Hume
(Related: History, Age, Time, Curriculum, Fiction, Pleasure)

"If there is dissatisfaction with the status quo, good. If there is ferment, so much the better. If there is restlessness, I am pleased. Then let there be ideas, and hard thought, and hard work. If man feels small, let man make himself bigger."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Work, Thought, Ideas, Hard work, Man)

"My parents were very pleased that I was in the army. The fact that I hated it somehow pleased them even more."
- Barry Humphries
(Related: Army, Fact, Parents)

"It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young, and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old."
- Leigh Hunt
(Related: Books, Old, Satisfaction)

"I think it's because it was an emotional story, and emotions come through much stronger in black and white. Colour is distracting in a way, it pleases the eye but it doesn't necessarily reach the heart."
- Kim Hunter
(Related: Heart, Emotions, Eye)

"I had the trade minister in China sit down as we were preparing for trade negotiations. He said, 'Please don't let people in the United States lose their confidence because when you lose your confidence, the rest of the world suffers'."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: People, Confidence, Rest, states, Trade, United, World)

"Before I do a play I say that I hope it's going to be for as short a time as possible but, once you do it, it is a paradoxical pleasure. One evening out of two there are five minutes of a miracle and for those five minutes you want to do it again and again. It's like a drug."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Time, Hope, Evening, Play, Pleasure, Want)

"Wisely used history can give pleasure and provide us with a useful tool; but we should not become its slaves."
- Douglas Hurd
(Related: History, Pleasure)

"Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Company, Pleasure)

"Will it please you to answer me this and to give me a rule for then I will willingly submit to any truth."
- Anne Hutchinson
(Related: Truth, Will)

"The Lord knows that I could not open scripture; he must by his prophetical office open it unto me. So after that being unsatisfied in the thing, the Lord was pleased to bring this scripture out of the Hebrews."
- Anne Hutchinson
(Related: Being, Office, Open, Scripture)

"But after he was pleased to reveal himself to me I did presently, like Abraham, run to Hagar. And after that he did let me see the atheism of my own heart, for which I begged of the Lord that it might not remain in my heart."
- Anne Hutchinson
(Related: Heart, Atheism)

"We measure very carefully what the positives are and I think it is less than one tenth of one percent, so we are very pleased with the accuracy of our biometric checks and we continue to monitor that."
- Asa Hutchinson
(Related: Accuracy, Measure)

"Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Pleasure)

"Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Pleasure)

"Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Importance, Laughter, Misery, Pain, Pleasure)

"Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Boredom, Freedom, Liberty, Pleasure, Symbol)

"Look into any man's heart you please, and you will always find, in every one, at least one black spot which he has to keep concealed."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Heart, Man, Will)

"A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased, which is more than can be said for human beings."
- Dean Inge
"Public opinion, a vulgar, impertinent, anonymous tyrant who deliberately makes life unpleasant for anyone who is not content to the average person."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Life, Content, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention."
- Molly Ivins
(Related: Time, Attention, President, states, United)

"My fake Japanese was smooth enough to earn me the title of 'The Emperor of Pleasing Graciousness' in that country."
- Wolfman Jack
(Related: Country)

"There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Fun, Nothing, Pleasure)

"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 am pleased to tell you that he is finally getting some rest and is regaining his appetite as well."
- LaToya Jackson
(Related: Appetite, Rest)

"I'm never pleased with anything, I'm a perfectionist, it's part of who I am."
- Michael Jackson
"Please keep an open mind and let me have my day in court."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: Court, Day, Mind, Open)

"Please God, let me hit one. I'll tell everybody you did it."
- Reggie Jackson
(Related: God)

"One of the last episodes was all about a flood. We were working in the rain till all hours, and it was muddy and it was cold and it was damp, and it was hours under the hoses. That was not pleasant. That was not pleasant."
- Derek Jacobi
(Related: Rain)

"We want our buildings to work like a machine that will create a pleasurable environment."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Work, Environment, Machine, Want, Will)

"May we be saved from evil thoughts and deed of enemies of world peace who find pleasure in creating havoc and perpetrating all forms of carnage."
- Yahya Jammeh
(Related: Peace, Thoughts, Deed, Enemies, Evil, May, Pleasure, World)

"Please be assured that as we move along through the implementation of health insurance reform, making sure that we find efficiencies within the existing system, is foremost on the President's mind."
- Valerie Jarrett
(Related: Health, Mind, President, Reform)

"Half the pleasure of solitude comes from having with us some friend to whom we can say how sweet solitude is."
- William Jay
(Related: Friend, Pleasure, Solitude)

"Pleasure is the carrot dangled to lead the ass to market; or the precipice."
- Robinson Jeffers
(Related: Pleasure)

"I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Mind, Pleasure)

"My theory has always been, that if we are to dream, the flatteries of hope are as cheap, and pleasanter, than the gloom of despair."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Dream, Hope, Despair, Theory)

"Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Pleasure)

"I find pleasure in things that are simple."
- Stephan Jenkins
(Related: Pleasure)

"I'm always pleased with my work. Absolutely."
- Tom Jenkinson
(Related: Work)

"I shall endeavour still further to prosecute this inquiry, an inquiry I trust not merely speculative, but of sufficient moment to inspire the pleasing hope of its becoming essentially beneficial to mankind."
- Edward Jenner
(Related: Trust, Hope, Mankind)

"It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Love, People, Being)

"Among all his creatures in heaven or earth, God hath not made any like unto the sun in the firmament, the beams whereof are beautiful and pleasant, and do give comfort in all places to all things."
- John Jewel
(Related: God, Comfort, Earth, Heaven, Sun)

"I'm a big fan of huge populations of people, so you'd think with 300 million people in the country, you don't even have to please 1% to be phenomenally successful."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: People, Successful, Country)

"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)

"It just makes everything more pleasurable when you've got someone that emotionally is there to rely on."
- Daniel Johns
"The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered, but a general effect of pleasing impression."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Impression, Conversation, Effect, Nothing)

"The mind is never satisfied with the objects immediately before it, but is always breaking away from the present moment, and losing itself in schemes of future felicity... The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Hope, Future, Losing, Mind, Pleasure, Present)

"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)

"The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Hope, Mind, Pleasure)

"There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Gratitude, Inferiority, Benefits, Obligation, Pain, Pleasure, Revenge)

"Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Art, Poetry, Truth, Pleasure)

"When a man says he had pleasure with a woman he does not mean conversation."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Conversation, Man, Pleasure, Woman)

"What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Effort, Pleasure)

"Wine makes a man more pleased with himself; I do not say it makes him more pleasing to others."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Man, Wine)

"A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Wife, Man)

"Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Life, Success, Difficulties, Pleasure, Wishes)

"If pleasure was not followed by pain, who would forbear it?"
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Pain, Pleasure)

"There's only one test of a great children's book, or a great children's film, and that is this: If it can be read or viewed with pleasure by adults, then it has the chance to be a great children's film, or a great children's book."
- Chuck Jones
(Related: Chance, Children, Film, Pleasure)

"I will tell the truth wherever I please."
- Mary Harris Jones
(Related: Truth, Will)

"I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword. I will tell the truth wherever I please."
- Mother Jones
(Related: Truth, Pen, Will)

"It's the opposite journey from what I've usually done with films. I find it very easy to go from, say, a lit, pleasurable environment, like what you see outside there, to a very dark place. But the opposite journey, which is what this movie takes, is much more complicated."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: Environment, Journey)

"Pleasures are always children, pains always have wrinkles."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Children)

"Never write anything that does not give you great pleasure. Emotion is easily transferred from the writer to the reader."
- Joseph Joubert
(Related: Emotion, Pleasure, Writer)

"Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize."
- James Joyce
(Related: Art, Pleasure, Schools)

"Throughout the human experience people have read history because they felt that it was a pleasure and that it was in some way instructive. The profession of professor of history has taken it in a very different direction."
- Donald Kagan
(Related: Experience, History, People, Direction, Pleasure, Profession)

"If you ever want to get the facts straight about me or the Batman, please write to the original source, myself, for the truth, instead of second guessing."
- Bob Kane
(Related: Truth, Facts, Want)

"There's that thing about the '80s, the '40s and the '60s, and the '30s, the '50s and the '70s. Something about those odd decades in this century that weren't too pleasant."
- Paul Kantner
"I urge people to learn from the mistakes of others. Please drink responsibly and it's never acceptable to drink and drive!"
- Kim Kardashian
(Related: People, Mistakes)

"This one, even though it called for San Francisco, I think they wanted to initially shoot part of the film up here, you know get the exteriors and then go back to L.A. We really fought to get it up here and I think Paramount was really pleased."
- Philip Kaufman
(Related: Film)

"People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant."
- Helen Keller
(Related: People)

"We were on the cover of Women's Wear Daily, which was hardly rock 'n' roll, but it pleased me."
- Gary Kemp
(Related: Women)

"The best an American can look forward to is the lonely pleasure of one who stands at long last on a chilly and inhospitable mountaintop where few have been before, where few can follow and where few will consent to believe he has been."
- George F. Kennan
(Related: American, Lonely, Pleasure, Will)

"Dear God, please take care of your servant John Fitzgerald Kennedy."
- Jackie Kennedy
(Related: God, Care)

"We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Truth, People, Ideas, Values, American, Facts, Falsehood, Nation, Open)

"It's about the pleasure of being in the mountains, traveling efficiently over the terrain, having that sense of dynamic motion which you don't get when you're on foot."
- Michael Kennedy
(Related: Being, Mountains, Pleasure, Sense, Traveling)

"Skiing is the pleasurable part of alpinism - way more pleasurable and fun than alpine climbing."
- Michael Kennedy
(Related: Fun)

"It's our money, and we're free to spend it any way we please."
- Rose Kennedy
(Related: Money)

"It has an air about it of having strolled in from the street with a few tricks up its sleeve, and if everybody would relax, please, it would do its best to pass the time whimsically."
- Walter Kerr
(Related: Time, Relax)

"If you like your brother and he's prospering, you'll be pleased for him."
- Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
(Related: Brother)

"Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Men, Haste, Past, Pleasure)

"I think it's doing very well. I'm pleased to see the concentration on semiconductors. I think this will help."
- Jack Kilby
(Related: Help, Will)

"Well, to be honest with you, yes there is and there is not. But as I am a fan of this kind of music as well as the rest of the guys naturally are - and being a fan, we kind of get pleased by our music as fans and as being in SLAYER."
- Kerry King
(Related: Music, Being, Fans, Rest)

"It's pleasant and bothersome and embarrassing all at once. Especially when you haven't done much and are a celebrity."
- Nastassja Kinski
(Related: Celebrity)

"Today's business and health care climate may not be pleasant. Cutbacks, pay cuts and layoffs do not make anyone's job easy. But that does not mean that the humor need stop."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Business, Health, Humor, Care, Climate, Job, May, Today)

"Being a Brady comes with it's pleasures and its baggage. I'm not one given to a lack of privacy and invasion."
- Christopher Knight
(Related: Being, Privacy)

"Prada is extremely directed in terms of communicating what they like and what they don't like. That is actually extremely pleasant because it clarifies very easily what you can do and what you need to do."
- Rem Koolhaas
"Influence is a very unpleasant subject and I deal with it in a maybe irresponsible way, which is to really ignore it. It would be a nightmare if we started to really think about it; it would tie our hands, it would tie everyone else's hands."
- Rem Koolhaas
(Related: Influence)

"Some days I'm lucky to squeeze out a page of copy that pleases me, but I get as many as six or seven pages on a very good day; the average is probably three pages."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Day)

"Writing a novel is like making love, but it's also like having a tooth pulled. Pleasure and pain. Sometimes it's like making love while having a tooth pulled."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Love, Pain, Pleasure, Writing)

"Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you desire from what you do. If you are in a job you hate, face the fact squarely and get out."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Success, Desire, Fact, Hate, Job, Pleasure)

"I have, in my partner George Roberts, a person who is the most wonderful man in the world to me. He's like a brother to me. Creating with him, being side by side with him, in whatever we try to do, is a real pleasure to me."
- Henry Kravis
(Related: Brother, Being, Man, Pleasure, World)

"The end is the beginning of all things, Suppressed and hidden, Awaiting to be released through the rhythm Of pain and pleasure."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Beginning, End, Pain, Pleasure)

"Many people today don't want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing, They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety."
- Louis Kronenberger
(Related: People, Answers, Anxiety, Today, Want)

"I think there are different ways of being rigorous, and I am asking people to be as rigorous in their pleasure as in their criticism."
- Barbara Kruger
(Related: People, Being, Criticism, Pleasure)

"I never learned anything at all in school and didn't read a book for pleasure until I was 19 years old."
- Stanley Kubrick
(Related: Old, Pleasure, School, Years)

"With God's help and guidance, we shall soon see the end of this most unpleasant chapter in our history."
- John Agyekum Kufuor
(Related: History, God, End, Guidance, Help)

"A dog is like a liberal. He wants to please everybody. A cat really doesn't need to know that everybody loves him."
- William Kunstler
(Related: Liberal)

"Music is another great pleasure of life. I like all sorts."
- Karolina Kurkova
(Related: Music, Life, Pleasure)

"Simply enjoy life and the great pleasures that come with it."
- Karolina Kurkova
(Related: Life)

"The knowledge and understanding of the world which science gives us and the magnificent opportunity which it extends to us to control and use the world for the extension of our pleasure in it has never been greater than it now is."
- Polykarp Kusch
(Related: Science, Knowledge, Opportunity, Control, Pleasure, Understanding, World)

"Business is difficult. But it could be approached two ways: Seriously, or with the same way you're doing your job, with entertainment aspect, with pleasure, with fun. And we decided to try to make it as fun that we do our creativity."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: Business, Creativity, Entertainment, Fun, Job, Pleasure)

"The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident."
- Charles Lamb
(Related: Action, Accident, Pleasure)

"If a site is done with pleasure and a fun attitude, it's a great way to communicate with your fans."
- Christopher Lambert
(Related: Attitude, Fans, Fun, Pleasure)

"I met Roy's father once... And I think that Roy's relationship with his father is still at the heart of what Roy does. But at the end of the day, he's trying to prove himself to a father he'll never really please."
- Jim Lampley
(Related: Father, Heart, Day, End, Trying)

"Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset."
- Ann Landers
(Related: Marriage, Sunset)

"Happy indeed is the scientist who not only has the pleasures which I have enumerated, but who also wins the recognition of fellow scientists and of the mankind which ultimately benefits from his endeavors."
- Irving Langmuir
(Related: Benefits, Mankind, Scientists)

"Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good."
- Lucy Larcom
"My mother also had us take piano lessons, and this had a similar effect. I hated those lessons, but I now play regularly for pleasure and have even tried my hand at composing."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Mother, Effect, Now, Play, Pleasure)

"I claim for Canada this, that in future Canada shall be at liberty to act or not act, to interfere or not interfere, to do just as she pleases, and that she shall reserve to herself the right to judge whether or not there is cause for her to act."
- Wilfrid Laurier
(Related: Act, Canada, Cause, Future, Liberty, Right)

"I'd forget the piece just before I went out to do the concerto, the panic was too great. This was not anything that gave me pleasure. This was fulfilling somebody else's dream."
- Linda Lavin
(Related: Dream, Forget, Pleasure)

"The Inhabitants of Carolina, thro' the Richness of the Soil, live an easy and pleasant Life."
- John Lawson
(Related: Life, Richness)

"Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes, the big ones don't really mean anything."
- Norman Lear
(Related: Happiness, Life)

"Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Love, Illness, Reality, Romantic)

"The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books."
- Stanislaw Lec
(Related: Books, Pleasure, Reading)

"George Harrison was also a pleasure to work with. He was one of the most famous people I've ever known, but in spite of that fame, he was such a nice and friendly guy."
- Alvin Lee
(Related: Work, People, Fame, Famous, Pleasure)

"Not taboo - it's just that straight actors still risk their careers commercially and economically. They have to please the crowd - they're movie stars; their image is their industry. It goes beyond acting."
- Ang Lee
(Related: Acting, Actors, Careers, Risk, Stars)

"I like to be able to come and go as I please, and I don't really like having my face and name plastered around. I think it's a bit weird to have your name plastered on every page in a magazine, where in each case you're using a different piece of equipment."
- Geddy Lee
(Related: Name)

"Get correct views of life, and learn to see the world in its true light. It will enable you to live pleasantly, to do good, and, when summoned away, to leave without regret."
- Robert E. Lee
(Related: Life, Light, Regret, Will, World)

"The greatest pleasure of reading consists in re-reading."
- Vernon Lee
(Related: Pleasure, Reading)

"I had hoped you would protest, but please don't argue."
- Lotte Lehmann
(Related: Protest)

"Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting."
- Gottfried Leibniz
(Related: Music, Being, Mind, Pleasure)

"When I come into the theatre I get a sense of security. I love an audience. I love people, and I act because I like trying to give pleasure to people."
- Vivien Leigh
(Related: Love, People, Act, Pleasure, Security, Sense, Theatre, Trying)

"To torture a man you have to know his pleasures."
- Stanislaw Lem
(Related: Man)

"When you're drowning, you don't say 'I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,' you just scream."
- John Lennon
(Related: Foresight, Help)

"Old age is the supreme evil, for it deprives man of all pleasures while allowing his appetites to remain, and it brings with it every possible sorrow. Yet men fear death and desire old age."
- Giacomo Leopardi
(Related: Age, Death, Men, Fear, Desire, Evil, Man, Old, Sorrow)

"Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself."
- Doris Lessing
"Pleasure resorts are like film stars and royalty... embarrassed by the figures they cut in the fantasies of people who have never met them."
- Doris Lessing
(Related: People, Film, Pleasure, Royalty, Stars)

"You must pay for your sins. If you have already paid, please ignore this notice."
- Sam Levenson
"The ugly is very appealing to man. It's instinct. One shrinks from the ugly, yet wants to look at it. There's a devilish fascination in it. We extract pleasure from horror."
- Sonya Levien
(Related: Horror, Instinct, Man, Pleasure, Ugly)

"I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Joy, Wonder)

"Great numbers of the Indians pass our camp on their hunting excursions: the day was clear and pleasant, but last night was very cold and there was a white frost."
- Meriwether Lewis
(Related: Day, Hunting, Night, Numbers)

"I'm looking forward to providing the men of Seattle with an evening where they can kick back, light up a cigar and enjoy a night to themselves. Women, we can't technically keep you out, but please stay at home."
- Tom Leykis
(Related: Home, Men, Women, Evening, Light, Night)

"The pleasures of the imagination are as it were only drawings and models which are played with by poor people who cannot afford the real thing."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Imagination, People, Poor)

"God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure."
- Eric Liddell
(Related: God, Pleasure)

"Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values."
- Joshua L. Liebman
(Related: Values, Maturity)

"What grieves me most in my past offenses, O my loving God, is not so much the punishment I have deserved, as the displeasure I have given You, Who are worthy of infinite love."
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Related: Love, God, Infinite, Past, Punishment)

"God is displeased at the diffidence of souls who love Him sincerely and whom He Himself loves."
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Related: Love, God)

"Just as a mother finds pleasure in taking her little child on her lap, there to feed and caress him, in like manner our loving God shows His fondness for His beloved souls who have given themselves entirely to Him and have placed all their hope in His goodness."
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Related: God, Mother, Hope, Goodness, Pleasure)

"With such thoughts in your mind, now that you have resolved to love Him and please Him with all your strength, your only fear should be to fear God too much and to place too little confidence in Him."
- Alphonsus Liguori
(Related: Love, God, Fear, Strength, Thoughts, Confidence, Mind, Now)

"Will some reporter, or some Republican on the Sunday shows, please ask why tax cuts raid the non-existent Social Security Trust Fund but all the Democrats' new spending doesn't? Will someone please ask that?"
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Trust, Democrats, Tax, Republican, Security, Tax cuts, Will)

"If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Coffee, Tea)

"Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: War, Purpose, May, Nation, Pleasure, President)

"The best servants of the people, like the best valets, must whisper unpleasant truths in the master's ear. It is the court fool, not the foolish courtier, whom the king can least afford to lose."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: People, Court, Fool, Whisper)

"There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it."
- Mary Wilson Little
(Related: Fun, Nothing, Pleasure)

"The pleasure of writing fiction is that you are always spotting some new approach, an alternative way of telling a story and manipulating characters; the novel is such a wonderfully flexible form."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: Fiction, Pleasure, Writing)

"Toil and pleasure, dissimilar in nature, are nevertheless united by a certain natural bond."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Nature, Pleasure, United)

"Eroticism has its own moral justification because it says that pleasure is enough for me; it is a statement of the individual's sovereignty."
- Mario Vargas Llosa
(Related: Justification, Pleasure)

"The day that I ever become hip... please shoot me and put me outta my misery!"
- Meat Loaf
(Related: Day)

"No one will ever shine in conversation, who thinks of saying fine things: to please, one must say many things indifferent, and many very bad."
- Francis Lockier
(Related: Conversation, Saying, Will)

"The house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not. The work is a private matter for the artist. The house is not."
- Adolf Loos
(Related: Art, Work, Artist)

"Pleasure that isn't paid for is as insipid as everything else that's free."
- Anita Loos
(Related: Pleasure)

"It was a pleasure to be a gay eyesore."
- Lance Loud
(Related: Gay, Pleasure)

"Identifying and overcoming natural fear is one of the pleasing struggles intrinsic to climbing."
- Alex Lowe
(Related: Fear, Overcoming)

"Oh absolutely. I had the pleasure to get to know a lot of really talented young actors before they even really hit it big. And yet what we all had and shared in common was a love for movies."
- Chad Lowe
(Related: Love, Movies, Actors, Pleasure)

"Incredulity robs us of many pleasures, and gives us nothing in return."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Incredulity, Nothing)

"Pleasant it to behold great encounters of warfare arrayed over the plains, with no part of yours in peril."
- Lucretius
"Pleasant it is, when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters, to gaze from shore upon another's great tribulation; not because any man's troubles are a delectable joy, but because to perceive you are free of them yourself is pleasant."
- Lucretius
(Related: Joy, Man, Sea, Trouble)

"I enjoy my work. I haven't been an actor for 30 years without getting pleasure out of the profession."
- Bela Lugosi
(Related: Work, Actor, Pleasure, Profession, Years)

"Writers are in the entertainment business, and it gives me lots of pleasure to entertain my readers."
- Brian Lumley
(Related: Business, Entertainment, Pleasure, Writers)

"If people could understand how much pleasure they could have by themselves, I think everyone would be a lot saner. I think that people really need a dose of quality time with one's self."
- Lydia Lunch
(Related: Time, Quality, People, Pleasure, Self)

"I'm a total pleasure seeker. I pursue anything that satisfies me. I usually get it. I have specific needs and I know what they are so I can achieve satisfaction."
- Lydia Lunch
(Related: Needs, Pleasure, Satisfaction)

"The God of this world is riches, pleasure and pride."
- Martin Luther
(Related: God, Pleasure, Pride, World)

"It's human nature to keep doing something as long as it's pleasurable and you can succeed at it - which is why the world population continues to double every 40 years."
- Peter Lynch
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Population, Succeed, World, Years)

"Daddy was real gentle with kids. That's why I expected so much out of marriage, figuring that all men should be steady and pleasant."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Men, Marriage, Kids)

"At the end of the day I have to please myself. And I've made a record to please myself."
- Jeff Lynne
(Related: Day, End)

"I am pleased to be considered a 'denier' in this cause if this puts me in the class with those who defied prevailing 'scientific consensus' that the earth was flat and that the earth was the not the center of the universe."
- William Lyons
(Related: Cause, Class, Earth, Universe)

"The puritan hated bear baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Pain, Pleasure)

"The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators."
- Thomas Macaulay
(Related: Pain, Pleasure)

"When I'm writing a song, it gives me more actual pleasure to hear someone else sing it than do it meself."
- Shane MacGowan
(Related: Pleasure, Song, Writing)

"Ordinarily pleasure and pain are regarded as different from sensations."
- Ernst Mach
(Related: Pain, Pleasure, Sensations)

"It is double pleasure to deceive the deceiver."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Pleasure)

"Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages."
- James Madison
(Related: Country, Journey, Medicine)

"Please don't retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them."
- Anna Magnani
"Iraq now says that it will, after all, destroy its missiles. President Bush said, 'Please, I used to pull the same trick. There'd be an intervention, I'd make a big show of pouring out the liquor and then there was a case under the floorboards.'"
- Bill Maher
(Related: Iraq, Liquor, Now, President, Will)

"Of course there are big differences in length and character and vocabulary, but each level has its particular pleasures when it comes to the words one can use and the way one uses them."
- Margaret Mahy
(Related: Character, Vocabulary, Words)

"I don't think I prefer writing for one age group above another. I am just as pleased with a story which I feel works well for very small children as I do with a story for young adults."
- Margaret Mahy
(Related: Age, Children, Writing)

"It is one of man's curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them."
- Joseph De Maistre
(Related: Difficulties, Man, Pleasure)

"Man is so muddled, so dependent on the things immediately before his eyes, that every day even the most submissive believer can be seen to risk the torments of the afterlife for the smallest pleasure."
- Joseph de Maistre
(Related: Afterlife, Day, Eyes, Man, Pleasure, Risk)

"Revision is one of the exquisite pleasures of writing."
- Bernard Malamud
(Related: Writing)

"In this connection, faith and experience teach us many truths by means of the short-cut of authority and by the proofs of very pleasant and agreeable feelings."
- Nicolas Malebranche
(Related: Experience, Faith, Feelings, Authority, Connection)

"I love good and pleasure, I hate evil and pain, I want to be happy and I am not mistaken in believing, that people, angels and even demons have those same inclinations."
- Nicolas Malebranche
(Related: Love, People, Angels, Evil, Hate, Pain, Pleasure, Want)

"I beg of you always to dwell upon the necessity of a thorough understanding of principles, in order to stop the vivacity of his mind, and please do not forget to meditate upon the subject of our discussion."
- Nicolas Malebranche
(Related: Forget, Mind, Necessity, Order, Principles, Understanding)

"There are not fifty ways of fighting, there's only one, and that's to win. Neither revolution nor war consists in doing what one pleases."
- Andre Malraux
(Related: War, Fighting, Revolution)

"I left because I could no longer make records that sounded less and less like me. I tried to please people instead of believing in my own strength, until the only thing I could do was walk away."
- Melissa Manchester
(Related: People, Strength)

"Now that I near 80, I realize with wistful pleasure that on many occasions I was 10, 20, 40, even 50 years ahead of my time."
- Benoit Mandelbrot
(Related: Time, Now, Pleasure, Years)

"People of substance may sin without being exposed for their stolen pleasure; but servants and the poorer sort of women have seldom an opportunity of concealing a big belly, or at least the consequences of it."
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Related: Women, People, Opportunity, Being, Consequences, May, Pleasure, Sin)

"1972 was a year of many pleasant and rewarding experiences for me:"
- Chuck Mangione
"The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books."
- Katherine Mansfield
(Related: Books, Pleasure, Reading)

"I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered my father as somebody I wanted to please."
- Robert Mapplethorpe
(Related: Father)

"This year, as we celebrate the 230th anniversary of America's independence, please remember the symbols that are sacred to this country. Fly Old Glory high and show your respect and admiration for this great nation and the values we hold dear."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Values, Admiration, America, Country, Independence, Glory, Nation, Old, Respect)

"Beware the cute, hot guy who kind of reminds you of the parent you don't get along with: your cold, distant father who left when you were a kid or your hot-tempered mother whom you could never please."
- Merrill Markoe
(Related: Mother, Father, Cute)

"Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That valleys, groves, hills, and fields, Woods, or steepy mountain yields."
- Christopher Marlowe
(Related: Love, Will)

"When I'm writing a novel, I'm dealing with a double life. I live in the present at the same time that I live in the past with my characters. It is this that makes a novelist so eccentric and unpleasant."
- John Phillips Marquand
(Related: Time, Life, Past, Present, Writing)

"One of the great virtues, apart from the pleasure of performing these works, is that it's opened up an entirely new, expansive repertoire of American Jewish music."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: Music, American, Pleasure)

"Editing is the only process. The shooting is the pleasant work. The editing makes the movie, so I spend all my life in editing."
- Garry Marshall
(Related: Life, Work)

"May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right."
- Peter Marshall
(Related: Opportunity, Freedom, May, Right)

"A woman is an occasional pleasure but a cigar is always a smoke."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Pleasure, Woman)

"Please accept my resignation. I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member."
- Groucho Marx
(Related: Care, Resignation, Will)

"I assure you, it would be much more pleasant for me to be an ordinary voter in peaceful Chechnya than the president of a republic at war."
- Aslan Maskhadov
(Related: War, President)

"Each year we look for a big name that is attractive to the public and pleasant for the girls."
- Marcello Mastroianni
(Related: Girls, Name, Public)

"Sometimes if you have very confident people, you have to tell them please, be polite, there are other players are good enough as you and you should never speak out of an orchestra."
- Kurt Masur
(Related: People)

"I have made the choices that work best for me. I know I cannot please everyone, and that's fine."
- Marlee Matlin
(Related: Work, Choices)

"Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Age, Old, Youth)

"Considering how foolishly people act and how pleasantly they prattle, perhaps it would be better for the world if they talked more and did less."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: People, Act, World)

"For the most part, I have a very manageable celebrity. People recognize me from time to time, and they usually say very appreciative things. It affords me a great deal of pleasure."
- Armistead Maupin
(Related: Time, People, Celebrity, Pleasure)

"Many women my age have known the experience of giving up crucial parts of themselves to please the man they love."
- Joyce Maynard
(Related: Age, Experience, Love, Women, Giving, Man)

"It is not the task of a reader to please her subjects."
- Joyce Maynard
"For 25 years, I did take my responsibilities as a pleaser of others sufficiently seriously."
- Joyce Maynard
(Related: Years)

"When I was in Birmingham I used to go to a place called Redwood Field. I used to get there for a two o'clock game. Where can you make this kind of money playing sports? It was just a pleasure to go out and enjoy myself and get paid for it."
- Willie Mays
(Related: Money, Sports, Pleasure)

"Barbara Boxer is the most bitterly partisan, most anti-defense senator in the United States Senate today. I know that because I've had the unpleasant experience of having to serve with her."
- John McCain
(Related: Experience, Senate, states, Today, United)

"But please know, whether you believe campaign contributions are speech or property, that I learned to love very dearly the right of free expression when I lived without that freedom for a while a long time ago."
- John McCain
(Related: Love, Time, Expression, Freedom, Property, Right, Speech)

"I'm pleased the committee recommended no action, as I know I did nothing wrong."
- Karen McCarthy
(Related: Action, Committee, Nothing, Wrong)

"Nothing pleases me more than to go into a room and come out with a piece of music."
- Paul McCartney
(Related: Music, Nothing)

"It might seem unfair to reward a person for having so much pleasure over the years, asking the maize plant to solve specific problems and then watching its responses."
- Barbara McClintock
(Related: Pleasure, Problems, Reward, Years)

"I know my corn plants intimately, and I find it a great pleasure to know them."
- Barbara McClintock
(Related: Plants, Pleasure)

"Please believe that I do this because I am convinced that my illness cannot be helped for any length of time and I cannot bear to be a burden on anyone any longer."
- Susannah McCorkle
(Related: Time, Burden, Illness)

"To go back and read Swift and Defoe and Samuel Johnson and Smollett and Pope - all those people we had to read in college English courses - to read them now is to have one of the infinite pleasures in life."
- David McCullough
(Related: Life, People, College, English, Infinite, Now)

"To me history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn't just part of our civic responsibility. To me it's an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is."
- David McCullough
(Related: Art, Experience, History, Music, Being, Literature, Pleasure, Responsibility)

"Please to put a nickel, please to put a dime. How petitions trickle in at Christmas time!"
- Phyllis McGinley
(Related: Christmas)

"What is my task? First of all, my task is to be pleasing to Christ. To be empty of self and be filled with Himself. To be filled with the Holy Spirit; to be led by the Holy Spirit."
- Aimee Semple McPherson
(Related: Christ, First, Self, Spirit)

"We are worried about the size of the deficit, which is why the president is pleased that the House and Senate have followed his lead in cutting the deficit in half over the next five years."
- Ken Mehlman
(Related: President, Senate, Years)

"Well, because I have twin seven-year-old boys, I enjoy the gift giving stuff a great deal. We do both Hanukkah and Christmas, so it is a costly, though extremely pleasing proposition."
- Fred Melamed
(Related: Boys, Christmas, Giving)

"It wounds a man less to confess that he has failed in any pursuit through idleness, neglect, the love of pleasure, etc., etc., which are his own faults, than through incapacity and unfitness, which are the faults of his nature."
- Lord Melbourne
(Related: Love, Nature, Faults, Idleness, Man, Neglect, Pleasure, Pursuit, Wounds)

"When I portray Stabler, I have to shave every day and cut my hair every week! And then, I really like to change my looks for films like 'Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle' where I have the pleasure of playing the ugliest man in the world."
- Christopher Meloni
(Related: Change, Day, Hair, Man, Pleasure, World)

"Say what you will about the ten commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Fact, Will)

"No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Man, May, Wishes, Woman)

"Women have simple tastes. They get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Love, Men, Women, Children, Conversation, Pleasure)

"If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Thought, Eye)

"Pleasures flit by - they are only for yourself; work leaves a mark of long-lasting joy, work is for others."
- Dmitri Mendeleev
(Related: Work, Joy)

"Ever since I began to compose, I have remained true to my starting principle: not to write a page because no matter what public, or what pretty girl wanted it to be thus or thus; but to write solely as I myself thought best, and as it gave me pleasure."
- Felix Mendelssohn
(Related: Thought, Pleasure, Pretty, Public)

"Instead, it appears to be a particular mark of beauty that it is considered with tranquil satisfaction; that it pleases if we also do not possess it and we are still far removed from demanding to possess it."
- Moses Mendelssohn
(Related: Beauty, Satisfaction)

"I made a habit always to hear the Indians; and although they very often lie to me, I do not show them any displeasure for it, for I do not believe them and I do not decide anything until I have found out the truth."
- Antonio de Mendoza
(Related: Truth, Lie, Habit)

"Tonight, I am pleased to announce that I have secured $1 million from the Convention Host Committee to fund the beautification of Boston's neighborhoods."
- Thomas Menino
(Related: Boston, Committee)

"We say to the British government: you have kept those sculptures for almost two centuries. You have cared for them as well as you could, for which we thank you. But now in the name of fairness and morality, please give them back."
- Melina Mercouri
(Related: Morality, Name, Now)

"'Project Runway' was my guilty pleasure while my son was napping or nursing."
- Debra Messing
(Related: Son, Pleasure)

"Please accept a promise from me in his name that I will always live in the religion in which he died."
- Giacomo Meyerbeer
(Related: Religion, Name, Promise, Will)

"If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master."
- Michelangelo
(Related: Death, Life)

"Of two pleasures, if there be one which all or almost all who have experience of both give a decided preference, irrespective of any feeling of moral obligation to prefer it, that is the more desirable pleasure."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Experience, Feeling, Obligation, Pleasure)

"Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Freedom, Pain, Pleasure)

"The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of the pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplaces, but which all experience refutes."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Experience, Men, Truth, Persecution)

"Actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness; wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of happiness. By happiness is intended pleasure and the absence of pain."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Happiness, Absence, Actions, Pain, Pleasure, Right, Wrong)

"All desirable things... are desirable either for the pleasure inherent in themselves, or as a means to the promotion of pleasure and the prevention of pain."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Pain, Pleasure, Prevention, Promotion)

"Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it."
- Edna St. Vincent Millay
(Related: Advice, Promise)

"If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends - you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue."
- Alice Duer Miller
(Related: Time, Friends, Pleasure, Tongue)

"I'm very pleased with being a part of the Bean Pole family. It's a relationship that makes sense to me. I'm very pleased to have my name associated with Bean Pole Jeans."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Family, Being, Name, Sense)

"Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery."
- Spike Milligan
(Related: Happiness, Money, Misery)

"Love-quarrels oft in pleasing concord end."
- John Milton
(Related: Love, End)

"Youth is in a grand flush, like the hot days of ending summer; and pleasant dreams thrall your spirit, like the smoky atmosphere that bathes the landscape of an August day."
- Donald G. Mitchell
(Related: Dreams, Day, Ending, Spirit, Summer, Youth)

"A young sailor boy came to see me today. It pleases me to have these lads seek me on their return from their first voyage, and tell me how much they have learned about navigation."
- Maria Mitchell
(Related: First, Navigation, Today)

"There just isn't any pleasing some people. The trick is to stop trying."
- Robert Mitchum
(Related: People, Trying)

"Surely a King who loves pleasure is less dangerous than one who loves glory?"
- Nancy Mitford
(Related: Glory, Pleasure)

"Please call your second witness, and then call your mother, she worries."
- Colin Mochrie
(Related: Mother)

"I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue."
- Moliere
(Related: Virtue, Vice)

"It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures, but a compromise can usually be found."
- Moliere
(Related: Compromise, Heaven)

"True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures; but one can generally negotiate a compromise."
- Moliere
(Related: Compromise, Heaven)

"There are a lot of people with a lot of money, and I'm amazed they don't understand what a great pleasure it can be to give."
- Robert Mondavi
(Related: Money, People, Pleasure)

"I am invariably late for appointments - sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing."
- Marilyn Monroe
(Related: Change)

"If I had my choice, I'd pick a song that tells a story every time. There is a great deal of pleasure in doing the vocal on a number that you can put feeling into."
- Vaughn Monroe
(Related: Time, Choice, Feeling, Pleasure, Song)

"Well, we like to let down our hair and pep it up at the dances, but we keep it slower when we broadcast. We have to please everybody, and that softer music appeals to the larger amount of people. It's like eating too much cake. You have to have your steak too."
- Vaughn Monroe
(Related: Music, People, Eating, Hair)

"No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting."
- Mary Wortley Montagu
(Related: Entertainment, Pleasure, Reading)

"There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Thought, Mind, Pleasure)

"'Tis the sharpness of our mind that gives the edge to our pains and pleasures."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Mind)

"No pleasure has any savor for me without communication."
- Michel de Montaigne
(Related: Communication, Pleasure)

"There are so many unpleasant things in the world already that there is no use in imagining any more."
- Lucy Maud Montgomery
(Related: World)

"You know, you don't please everybody."
- Ronnie Montrose
"I love the feel of hitting the ball hard, the pleasure of a rally. It is these things that make tennis the delightful game that it is."
- Helen Wills Moody
(Related: Love, Pleasure, Tennis)

"Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself is almost sure to please others."
- Marianne Moore
(Related: Writer)

"I am still being recognized as Joanie and probably will as long as Happy Days is playing on TV and remembered by Happy Days fans. It has and will always be a pleasure and a honor for me to be a part of it."
- Erin Moran
(Related: Being, Fans, Honor, Pleasure, Will)

"This bored fantastic woman, with her animal nature, giving herself the pleasure of seeing her enemy struck down, not a particularly keen one for her because she is so weary of having all her desires satisfied."
- Gustave Moreau
(Related: Nature, Enemy, Giving, Pleasure, Woman)

"I've been working on my autobiography, just pecking away in longhand. The more you write, the more you remember. The more you remember, the more detail you recall. It's not all pleasant!"
- Pat Morita
(Related: Autobiography, Detail)

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

"I became a Communist because I fell in love with a man who was a Red and entered the Army to take care of the Fascists, and I knew it would please him if I became one."
- Karen Morley
(Related: Love, Army, Care, Man)

"I do remember, though, when I discovered the third! I was about five years old - it was a very pleasing sound. I remembered that if I hit one note, then skipped one and played the next, I could get this really good sound."
- Robert Morris
(Related: Old, Sound, Years)

"All of us who are convinced that our military needs all the support the government and public will provide are pleased that he will have his chance to do just that."
- Alex Morrison
(Related: Government, Chance, Military, Needs, Public, Support, Will)

"Teach your children how to behave with animals. Adopt a pet. Don't go buy one. Please. That's a sin. Let's get these puppy mills out of business."
- Shelley Morrison
(Related: Business, Pet, Animals, Children)

"I'm acting for the pleasure of it."
- David Morse
(Related: Acting, Pleasure)

"Home wasn't a pleasant place to live, growing up."
- David Morse
(Related: Home, Growing up)

"If you're trying to please everyone, then you're not going to make anything that is honestly yours, I don't think, in the long run."
- Viggo Mortensen
(Related: Trying)

"There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward."
- John Mortimer
(Related: Pleasure, Worth, Years)

"I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward."
- John Mortimer
(Related: Life, Pleasure, Worth, Years)

"When the new ownership came in, they made some decisions I wasn't pleased with. And when they changed the whole aspect of it, I just totally lost interest."
- Alonzo Mourning
(Related: Decisions, Interest, Ownership)

"Stay with us, please remain in this country and constitute a nation based on national unity."
- Robert Mugabe
(Related: Country, Nation, Unity)

"One of the many pleasures of old age is giving things up."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Age, Giving, Old)

"I am 55 years old now. It takes three years to write one book. I don't know how many books I will be able to write before I die. It is like a countdown. So with each book I am praying - please let me live until I am finished."
- Haruki Murakami
(Related: Books, Now, Old, Will, Years)

"I am pleased that the President has signed an Executive Order this week requiring federal agencies to disclose information about prices and quality of healthcare services."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Quality, Healthcare, Information, Order, President)

"If anyone ever asked me what I had to complain about it would not have taken long to tell them. Maybe I was just easily pleased."
- Len G. Murray
"There is pleasure when a sore is scratched, But to be without sores is more pleasurable still. Just so, there are pleasures in worldly desires, But to be without desires is more pleasurable still."
- Nagarjuna
(Related: Pleasure)

"I was worried people would laugh at me when I started to talk the language, but they were just pleasantly surprised that I could. The sense of humour here is great - once I could have a giggle, I settled down."
- Parminder Nagra
(Related: People, Language, Sense, Talk)

"I am sure that no man can derive more pleasure from money or power than I do from seeing a pair of basketball goals in some out of the way place."
- James Naismith
(Related: Money, Power, Goals, Basketball, Man, Pleasure)

"I wasn't thinking of the longevity of any of my songs, but I am extremely pleased with the lasting effect."
- Graham Nash
(Related: Effect, Longevity, Songs, Thinking)

"My father was always anxious to give pleasure to his children. Accordingly, he took me one day, as a special treat, to the top of the grand old tower, to see the chimes played."
- James Nasmyth
(Related: Father, Children, Day, Old, Pleasure)

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

"Solitude is pleasant. Loneliness is not."
- Anna Neagle
(Related: Loneliness, Solitude)

"To my great surprise and pleasure, I have had dinner with most of the people living with whom I would like to have dinner."
- Holly Near
(Related: People, Living, Pleasure)

"Arnold Palmer has what I call an 'Eisenhower smile'. Those two men, they'd smile and their whole faces would look so pleasant; it was like they were smiling all over."
- Byron Nelson
(Related: Men, Faces, Smile)

"I'm rather pleased with the new manuals. I see Inform now as a gauche young adult, having got past the stage of growing out of his shoes every few months."
- Graham Nelson
(Related: Months, Now, Past)

"Ice T was just a pleasure to work with. He was a smart gentleman."
- Judd Nelson
(Related: Work, Gentleman, Pleasure)

"You can't please everyone so you gotta please yourself."
- Ricky Nelson
"Is marijuana addictive? Yes, in the sense that most of the really pleasant things in life are worth endlessly repeating."
- Richard Neville
(Related: Life, Sense, Worth)

"Virtue is its own reward, and brings with it the truest and highest pleasure; but if we cultivate it only for pleasure's sake, we are selfish, not religious, and will never gain the pleasure, because we can never have the virtue."
- John Henry Newman
(Related: Virtue, Gain, Pleasure, Religious, Reward, Will)

"It's totally different. I usually don't tell people about the Pleased if they know me from the harp. And if they are there to see the Pleased, I usually don't tell them about the harp. I am nervous that these people will expect something similar."
- Joanna Newsom
(Related: People, Will)

"It's valid that the Strokes and the Pleased have been influenced by some of the same bands. But it's invalid in the sense that we listen to the Strokes and try to sounds like them. I think that they are a good band."
- Joanna Newsom
(Related: Sense)

"Yeah, she's a maverick! And I'm going to say this, and please don't take it the way it sounds. But, Sarah Palin to the GOP, this is what I've got to say: She is very much like herpes - she's not going away. Okay? That's it."
- Chuck Nice
"The book tour has been really interesting and very gratifying. I have not book toured before. I've never had quite as much pleasure, as much satisfaction."
- Leonard Nimoy
(Related: Pleasure, Satisfaction)

"Books are standing counselors and preachers, always at hand, and always disinterested; having this advantage over oral instructors, that they are ready to repeat their lesson as often as we please."
- Louis Nizer
(Related: Books)

"It's not pleasant when you lose your whole football team."
- Chuck Noll
(Related: Football)

"Beauty and brains, pleasure and usability - they should go hand in hand."
- Donald Norman
(Related: Beauty, Pleasure)

"Perhaps it should only be added that the Gorean master, though often strict, is seldom cruel. The girl knows, if she pleases him, her lot will be an easy one."
- John Norman
(Related: Will)

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

"A visit to a cinema is a little outing in itself. It breaks the monotony of an afternoon or evening; it gives a change from the surroundings of home, however pleasant."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: Change, Home, Cinema, Evening, Visit)

"Scientific understanding is often beautiful, a profoundly aesthetic experience which gives pleasure not unlike the reading of a great poem."
- Paul Nurse
(Related: Experience, Pleasure, Reading, Understanding)

"I am pleased with the direction we are moving in."
- Jim Nussle
(Related: Direction)

"Justice Ginsburg is a very competent justice, and it is a joy to have her on the court, but particularly for me it is a pleasure to have a second woman on the court."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Court, Joy, Justice, Pleasure, Woman)

"However, please allow me to say that the fundamental style of my writing has been to start from my personal matters and then to link it up with society, the state and the world."
- Kenzaburo Oe
(Related: Society, State, Style, World, Writing)

"It was all so far away - there was quiet and an untouched feel to the country and I could work as I pleased."
- Georgia O'Keeffe
(Related: Work, Country, Quiet)

"I'm always pleased when people respond to the work."
- Edward James Olmos
(Related: Work, People)

"Larry Kasdan has made some of my favorite movies of all time so just to be working with him was a pleasure. Now that I have, I not only respect his work but I just love and respect him as a person."
- Timothy Olyphant
(Related: Love, Movies, Time, Work, Favorite, Now, Pleasure, Respect)

"Besides merely some pleasure that we get out of the combinations of pitches together and lines, I think that there is some satisfaction that we get in the fact of having this diffuse thing organized very concretely and put onto a frame and have it actually decided."
- Leo Ornstein
(Related: Fact, Pleasure, Satisfaction)

"America wasn't founded so that we could all be better. America was founded so we could all be anything we damned well pleased."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: America)

"There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Consequences, Duty, Right)

"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting."
- George Orwell
(Related: War, Hatred, Jealousy, Nothing, Play, Pleasure, Rules, Violence, Words)

"It has pleased no less than surprised me that of the many studies whereby I have sought to extend the field of general chemistry, the highest scientific distinction that there is today has been awarded for those on catalysis."
- Wilhelm Ostwald
(Related: Today)

"MAY it please your Honors: I was desired by one of the court to look into the books, and consider the question now before them concerning Writs of Assistance."
- James Otis
(Related: Books, Court, May, Now, Question)

"There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it."
- Ovid
(Related: Anxiety, Pleasure)

"What makes men indifferent to their wives is that they can see them when they please."
- Ovid
(Related: Men, Wives)

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

"The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism, will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning, value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Art, Beauty, Emotion, Meaning, Pleasure, Terror, Value, Will)

"I have been extremely pleased to support the Trust's work in the Lupus Unit ever since. Personal experience also motivated me to become involved to help raise the awareness of the disease and hopefully thereby improve the speed of diagnosis."
- Elaine Paige
(Related: Experience, Work, Trust, Awareness, Disease, Help, Support)

"God has been pleased to prescribe limits to his power and to work out his ends within these limits."
- William S. Paley
(Related: Power, Work, God, Limits)

"These are the people who do studies that your carry-out Chinese meals are saturated in fat. I'd just like to meet them! I mean, what do they do for pleasure?"
- Robert M. Parker, Jr.
(Related: People, Pleasure)

"Part of life is to live it, and enjoy it, and seize the moments that you find particularly pleasing."
- Robert M. Parker, Jr.
(Related: Life, Moments)

"No sane man can afford to dispense with debilitating pleasures; no ascetic can be considered reliably sane."
- Robert M. Parker, Jr.
(Related: Man)

"Thank you for allowing me to use colors as rich and deep as you please. I had always wanted to do so, yet was never allowed because of the color capabilities of our lithographers. Now that I have done it, I don't think I'll ever go back."
- Maxfield Parrish
(Related: Colors, Deep, Now)

"The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Cause, Consciousness, Ignorance, Present, Vanity)

"The last act is bloody, however pleasant all the rest of the play is: a little earth is thrown at last upon our head, and that is the end forever."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Act, Earth, End, Play, Rest)

"The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Victory, Struggle)

"Continuous eloquence wearies. Grandeur must be abandoned to be appreciated. Continuity in everything is unpleasant. Cold is agreeable, that we may get warm."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Eloquence, May)

"It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory."
- Blaise Pascal
(Related: Victory, Fight)

"No one should ever say that it was my ignorance if I did or showed forth anything however small according to God's good pleasure; but let this be your conclusion and let it so be thought, that - as is the perfect truth - it was the gift of God."
- Saint Patrick
(Related: God, Truth, Thought, Ignorance, Pleasure)

"Solitude sharpens awareness of small pleasures otherwise lost."
- Kevin Patterson
(Related: Awareness, Solitude)

"Variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Pleasure, Variety)

"Please remember we all come from the same one and we will all return to that one, so there is no reason for fighting."
- Sean Paul
(Related: Fighting, Reason, Will)

"The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Family, Society, Life, People, Comfort, Danger, Fact, Independence, Idols, Lies, Pleasure)

"Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy."
- Pope Paul VI
(Related: Society, Difficulty, Joy, Pleasure)

"It's always good to have no expectations when you see a film. Then you can be pleasantly disappointed or surprised."
- Bill Paxton
(Related: Expectations, Film)

"Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful."
- Norman Vincent Peale
(Related: Successful, Day, Mind, Speech, State, Will)

"I can always remember that experience in Hawaii pleasantly on account of Elvis."
- Minnie Pearl
(Related: Experience)

"I have worked in a very close and cordial way with Norwegian representatives at many international meetings, and the pleasure I felt at those associations was equaled only by the profit I always secured from them."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Meetings, Pleasure, Profit)

"Climbing is unadulterated hard labor. The only real pleasure is the satisfaction of going where no man has been before and where few can follow."
- Annie Smith Peck
(Related: Labor, Man, Pleasure, Satisfaction)

"When you please others in hopes of being accepted, you lose you self-worth in the process."
- Dave Pelzer
(Related: Being, Self)

"Nothing is more pleasing and engaging than the sense of having conferred benefits. Not even the gratification of receiving them."
- Ellis Peters
(Related: Benefits, Nothing, Sense)

"We tire of those pleasures we take, but never of those we give."
- John Petit-Senn
"Witticisms please as long as we keep them within boundaries, but pushed to excess they cause offense."
- Phaedrus
(Related: Cause, Excess)

"There are few things more pleasing than the contemplation of order and useful arrangement."
- Arthur Phillip
(Related: Contemplation, Order)

"Please don't quote me."
- Mike Piazza
"Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent."
- Francis Picabia
(Related: Pain, Pleasure)

"Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time."
- Pablo Picasso
(Related: Happiness, Time, Work, Life, Hate, Pleasure, Will)

"I went and took golf lessons so Dad would let me play with him. I was just terrible... but I was able to have a wonderful time just walking around with Dad. I can see the real pleasure of that game."
- David Hyde Pierce
(Related: Dad, Time, Golf, Play, Pleasure, Walking)

"It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the lover."
- Marge Piercy
(Related: Sex, Pleasure)

"I even scored Monaco's goal too. Please, put it down as an own goal for me!"
- Alessandro Del Piero
(Related: Goal)

"I imagine a child. That child is me. I can reconstruct and vividly remember portions of my own childhood. I can see, taste, smell, feel, and hear them. Then what I do is, not write about that kid or about his world, but start to think of a book that would have pleased him."
- Daniel Pinkwater
(Related: Childhood, Taste, World)

"I've got to be honest, there's no pleasure when you're working."
- Dana Plato
(Related: Pleasure)

"The process of building a part doesn't really stop."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Building)

"It's gotten to the point where it's big news when I don't do a horror film."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Film, Horror, News)

"John and I had a few meetings about what direction the sequel should take. I made some real insane suggestions. True to what you'd expect, he ignored them all and just picked up Halloween II where the original left off."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Direction, Meetings)

"John Carpenter created the idea of Halloween, so his vision remains the most focused and intelligently directed of the series. The directors that have followed have kept the original intent of the concept."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Idea, Vision)

"Loomis has always felt himself responsible for the fact that he did not stop Michael when he first murdered his sister, and so he's got that guilt to live with."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Sister, Fact, First, Guilt)

"The first Halloween was very well made. The second one was also well made, though I didn't like it as well as the first one. The third one had nothing to do with the series at all and perhaps shouldn't have been made at all."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: First, Nothing)

"The play is on top of me all the time, and I am constantly thinking about it. Even when I leave the theatre, I'll mumble the lines to myself or think about the way the character walks or holds himself."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Time, Character, Play, Theatre, Thinking)

"What can I tell you about things like Circus of Horrors except that I get killed by the bear?"
- Donald Pleasence
"The process of creation goes on all the time. When I get through, I feel I know what the character will do in every situation. But the building up of the part is not mechanical or deliberate. It grows out of the text."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Time, Character, Building, Creation, Will)

"I'm the sort of actor who likes to talk about what we're going to do."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Actor, Talk)

"All the real work is done in the rehearsal period."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Work)

"The idea of dying and coming back is what makes the Halloween films work."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Work, Idea, Dying)

"I believe you can frighten people without showing their heads caved-in."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: People)

"I'm hardly physically right for the hero parts, now am I?"
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Now, Right)

"At this point in my career, it doesn't bother me much that I'm probably hopelessly typecast. I like to work, and horror films definitely keep me working."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Work, Career, Horror)

"At the end of the first Halloween, when I shot 6 bullets into Michael Myers, John Carpenter said, Let's get a shot of you looking out of the window and seeing no one lying there."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: End, First, Lying)

"I am not one of those actors who believes he has to live the part he is playing. I can turn it on and off."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Actors)

"I do not use any set methods, not even The Method. The character after all is in the lines."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Character)

"I do think the story in Halloween 5 is a bit stupid, and there's a lot more blood. They're obviously going to take the Halloween series in a different direction."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Blood, Direction)

"I don't really know how many films I've done, and I don't look at this as a race that I necessarily want to win. Nor is it a race that I want to stop running."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Race, Running, Want)

"I loved working with Jamie Lee Curtis, and I felt she was a wonderful actress even that early in her career."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Career)

"I think people have a tendency to read into more than there is."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: People)

"I was offered a choice of a flat salary up front or a percentage of the film's future earnings. I took the up front money. Nobody could have figured what Halloween would ultimately become."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: Money, Choice, Film, Future)

"Continental directors, as opposed to British and American, tend to be somewhat high-handed in their approach."
- Donald Pleasence
(Related: American)

"It is also one of the pleasures of oral biography, in that the reader, rather than editor, is jury."
- George Plimpton
(Related: Biography, Jury)

"That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Contemplation, Pleasure)

"I'm doing a book, 'Chasing Science,' about the pleasures of science as a spectator sport."
- Frederik Pohl
(Related: Science)

"A scientist worthy of his name, about all a mathematician, experiences in his work the same impression as an artist; his pleasure is as great and of the same nature."
- Henri Poincare
(Related: Nature, Work, Impression, Artist, Name, Pleasure)

"Beauty is produced by the pleasing appearance and good taste of the whole, and by the dimensions of all the parts being duly proportioned to each other."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Beauty, Appearance, Being, Taste)

"There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technicians."
- Georges Pompidou
(Related: Women, Gambling, Ruin)

"Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw."
- Alexander Pope
(Related: Nature, Law)

"I never yet heard man or woman much abused that I was not inclined to think the better of them, and to transfer the suspicion or dislike to the one who found pleasure in pointing out the defects of another."
- Jane Porter
(Related: Man, Pleasure, Suspicion, Woman)

"We must learn to understand humanity better so that we can create an environment that is more beneficial to people, more rewarding, more pleasant to experience."
- John Portman
(Related: Experience, People, Environment, Humanity)

"I always ask myself, would I want someone to do something that wasn't comfortable for them just to please me? And the answer is no."
- Natalie Portman
(Related: Want)

"We're basically after Joe's beer money, and Joe likes his beer, so you better make sure that what you give him is at least as pleasurable to him as having his six-pack of beer would be."
- Jerry Pournelle
(Related: Money, Beer)

"It is in vain to hope to please all alike. Let a man stand with his face in what direction he will, he must necessarily turn his back on one half of the world."
- George Dennison Prentice
(Related: Hope, Direction, Man, Will, World)

"You do get some weirdos, but if there are any nice people out there who want to write to me pleasantly, then they'll get a pleasant reply back!"
- Katie Price
(Related: People, Want)

"I do not ask, O Lord, that life may be a pleasant road."
- Adelaide Anne Procter
(Related: Life, May, Road)

"People don't understand that it was maybe my biggest pleasure to drive an F1 car when it's wet."
- Alain Prost
(Related: Car, People, Pleasure)

"There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Life, Consciousness, Man, Memory, Youth)

"People can have many different kinds of pleasure. The real one is that for which they will forsake the others."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: People, Pleasure, Will)

"Lies are essential to humanity. They are perhaps as important as the pursuit of pleasure and moreover are dictated by that pursuit."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Humanity, Lies, Pleasure, Pursuit)

"My pleasure was to copy, not to create."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Pleasure)

"Your purpose, then, plainly stated, is, that you will destroy the Government, unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please, on all points in dispute between you and us."
- George Haven Putnam
(Related: Government, Purpose, Constitution, Will)

"I wish thee as much pleasure in the reading, as I had in the writing."
- Francis Quarles
(Related: Pleasure, Reading, Writing)

"Luxury is an enticing pleasure, a bastard mirth, which hath honey in her mouth, gall in her heart, and a sting in her tail."
- Francis Quarles
(Related: Heart, Luxury, Mirth, Pleasure)

"The Pleasure Seekers eventually turned into Cradle, when we started writing our own material. My younger sister Nancy was brought in as singer and I kind of stepped aside as main lead singer and concentrated on my instrument."
- Suzi Quatro
(Related: Sister, Pleasure, Writing)

"Nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium: its pleasures even are of a grave and solemn complexion."
- Thomas de Quincey
(Related: Deals, Grave, Will)

"I was coerced into taking piano lessons in the early '50s. It was a quite unpleasant experience."
- Robert Quine
(Related: Experience)

"Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately; when lawful, they do not excite desire."
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian
(Related: Desire, Forbidden)

"Bach and Beethoven, all of them, they had to write something to please the upper structure, those with money and power."
- Sun Ra
(Related: Money, Power)

"The principal rule of art is to please and to move. All the other rules were created to achieve this first one."
- Jean Racine
(Related: Art, First, Rules)

"A tragedy need not have blood and death; it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy."
- Jean Racine
(Related: Death, Blood, Pleasure, Sadness, Tragedy)

"When I did it, I was a starving musician in London in a basement flat, but a simple tune with the right singer or the right situation can become very well liked and accepted. I'm only too pleased to say it happened with that one."
- Mick Ralphs
(Related: London, Right)

"I am pleased to launch the Friends of Thailand Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Friends)

"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Government, History, Act, Force, May)

"How can I go on with this? Please God, let me win a football pool."
- Simon Raven
(Related: God, Football)

"Certainly it is wrong to be cruel to animals and the destruction of a whole species can be a great evil. The capacity for feelings of pleasure and pain and for the form of life of which animals are capable clearly impose duties of compassion and humanity in their case."
- John Rawls
(Related: Life, Feelings, Animals, Compassion, Destruction, Evil, Humanity, Pain, Pleasure, Wrong)

"Diseases are the tax on pleasures."
- John Ray
(Related: Tax)

"My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Americans, Legislation, Russia)

"Please don't ask me any questions about the politics of 30 years ago."
- Helen Reddy
(Related: Politics, Questions, Years)

"I've been pleased to work with so many wonderful stars through the years. This has been an amazing journey. I hope it continues."
- Keanu Reeves
(Related: Work, Hope, Journey, Stars, Years)

"I remember my wife and I used to get on plane and see everybody else with their babies. They'd be putting strollers and car seats up above, and we'd think: Oh, please Lord, don't make us go through that."
- Paul Reiser
(Related: Car, Wife, Babies)

"It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self."
- Agnes Repplier
(Related: Leisure, Man, Pleasure, Self)

"The value and rank of every art is in proportion to the mental labor employed in it, or the mental pleasure in producing it."
- Joshua Reynolds
(Related: Art, Labor, Pleasure, Rank, Value)