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It's a pleasure that you don't outgrow the anthology. (M. H. Abrams)

One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter. (Joseph Addison)

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. (Aristotle)

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. (Jane Austen)

Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety. (Sir Francis Bacon)

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. (Walter Bagehot)

In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls. (Honore de Balzac)

Art rides in on pleasure. (Darby Bannard)

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure. (Mikhail Baryshnikov)

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)

I'm tired of Love: I'm still more tired of Rhyme. / But Money gives me pleasure all the time. (Hilaire Belloc)

pleasure, n. The least hateful form of dejection. (Ambrose Bierce)

The soul of sweet delight, can never be defiled. (William Blake)

Every age has its pleasures, its style of wit, and its own ways. (Nicolas Boileau)

Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly. (Pierre Bonnard)

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

Pleasures / First look from morning's window / The rediscovered book (Bertolt Brecht)

Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures. (H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)

A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

One of the delights known to age, and beyond the grasp of youth, is that of Not Going. (Anthony Burgess)

Perhaps all pleasure is only relief. (William S. Burroughs)

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods. (Lord Byron)

Pleasure must be found in study. (Paul Cezanne)

Those whose work and pleasures are one are fortune's favorite children. (Winston Churchill)

-in first century BC...
There is something pleasurable in the calm remembrance of a past sorrow. (Cicero)

It's always a pleasure to talk about someone else's work. (Chuck Close)

There's no greater bliss in life than when the plumber eventually comes to unblock your drains. No writer can give that sort of pleasure. (Salvador Dali)

Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure – that of being Salvador Dali. (Salvador Dali)

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

The choicest pleasures of life lie within the ring of moderation. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Pleasure is none, if not diversified. (John Donne)

Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are. (John Dryden)

Rich the treasure, Sweet the pleasure, Sweet is pleasure after pain. (John Dryden)

- The Count of Monte Cristo...
When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever. (Alexandre Dumas)

Take your pleasure seriously. (Charles Eames)

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

I spit upon luxurious pleasures, not for their own sake, but because of the inconveniences that follow them. (Epicurus)

I can't keep from fooling around with our irrefutable certainties. It is, for example, a pleasure knowingly to mix up two and three dimensionalities, flat and spatial, and to make fun of gravity. (M. C. Escher)

The daily act of writing remains as demanding and maddening as it was before, and the pleasure you get from writing - rare but profound - remains at the true heart of the enterprise. (Jeffrey Eugenides)

-on John Singer Sargent...
The conspicuously worked, physically appealing surfaces of his pictures are the visible remains of the pleasure he derived from wielding his brushes. (Trevor Fairbrother)

Business is always interfering with pleasure - but it makes other pleasures possible. (William Feather)

I like doing things where I can get dirty, work with my hands, and use power tools. (Nathan Fillion)

Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it. (Benjamin Franklin)

The point is not to intend a great painting but to intend a great experience. Look for pleasure, not results. Get to the pleasure and the amazing thing called art will follow. (Jerry Fresia)

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Half of the pleasure of painting and feeling the joy of the creative act is sharing it with others and the feeling of connection. It could just be the colour. But it is something that someone other than you has seen and felt. It is momentous. It is magic. (Sara Genn)

The price we pay for our irresponsible explanatory urge is that we often spoil our most pleasant experiences by making good sense of them. (Daniel T. Gilbert)

How come pleasure never makes it on to... a dutiful list of do's and don'ts? Doesn't joy also get soft and flabby if you neglect to exercise it? (Ellen Goodman)

Do pleasant things yourself, but unpleasant things through others. (Baltasar Gracian)

No one can read with profit that which he cannot learn to read with pleasure. (Thomas Hardy)

Pleasure is always derived from something outside yourself, whereas joy arises from within. (David R. Hawkins)

The art of pleasing consists in being pleased. (William Hazlitt)

Sweet spring, full of sweet days and roses, a box where sweets compacted lie. (Frank Herbert)

I have always believed that art should be a deep pleasure. I think there is a contradiction in an art of total despair, because the very fact that the art is made seems to contradict despair. (David Hockney)

...not everything in life is unpleasant, but most of it is, and certainly all the things that lead to real and lasting pleasure are. (John Hodgman)

Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad. (Victor Hugo)

The apprentice realist uses line as a net to capture his prey, an imitation of reality. But soon he becomes enchanted with line as a thing. It becomes a servant of his pleasure. (Rene Huyghe)

Whatsoever things are plastic to his hands, those he must remodel into shapes of his own, and the remodelling, however useless it may be, gives him more pleasure than the real thing. (Will James)

Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought; our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks. (Samuel Johnson)

It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us ever to call hunting one of them. (Samuel Johnson)

Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize. (Pauline Kael)

I do what I feel, that's all. I am an ordinary photographer working for his own pleasure. That's all I've ever done. (Andre Kertesz)

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. (Soren Kierkegaard)

There is delight in singing, though none hear beside the singer. (Walter Savage Landor)

A Home for the Soul...
The pleasure of the soul appears to be found in the journey of discovery, the unfolding revelation of expanded insight and experience. (Anthony Lawlor)

...the pleasure of working with forms, with materials, and with, perhaps, the pure geometry of visible things. (Jacques Lipchitz)

Our pleasures and our discontents, / Are rounds by which we may ascend. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Who loves not wine, women and song, remains a fool his whole life long. (Martin Luther)

My next book - each one while I'm working on it - dances in my mind and thrills me at every turn. If it didn't, why would I write it? (Yann Martel)

Enjoy art, it is one of life's pleasures. (Billie F. Mathis)

What we learn with pleasure we never forget. (Alfred Mercier)

It's the pleasure of picking up the brush and seeing what happens. (Henry Miller)

I still have a lot of pleasure doing them, but as time goes by I come to appreciate more clearly which paintings are good and which should be discarded. (Claude Monet)

My pleasure and vocation are to share with you the transcendent aspects of my experience visually through my paintings. The imprint of what I receive psychically becomes part of the painting, interwoven with the paint itself. (Leslie Montana)

Take pleasure in the impact of one sound on another. (George Orwell)

There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it. (Ovid)

The pleasure derived from viewing the achievements of others, coupled with a true appreciation of nature, sharpens the desire to express pictorially. (Edgar A. Payne)

I care not that this moment's lot was thin and sparsely dealt; all pleasures sweet can be forgot the instant they are felt. (Roman Payne)

If I live near a dancer or a painter, or a clarinet player comes from my neighborhood, I take some pleasure in that, feel a little more as if I come from someplace in particular. (Robert Pinsky)

Pleasure for one hour, a bottle of wine. Pleasure for one year a marriage; but pleasure for a lifetime, a garden. (Chinese proverb)

A little of what you fancy does you good. (English proverb)

I wish thee as much pleasure in the reading, as I had in the writing. (Francis Quarles)

Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o'clock, warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed, curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor, whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without. (Thomas de Quincey)

-The Function of the Orgasm, 1927...
The pleasure of living and the pleasure of the orgasm are identical. Extreme orgasm anxiety forms the basis of the general fear of life. (Wilhelm Reich)

What has pleased and continues to please, is likely to please again; hence are derived the rules of art, and on this immovable foundation they must ever stand. (Sir Joshua Reynolds)

Our works and our play. All our pleasures experienced as the pleasure of love. What could be better that? To feel in one's work the tender and flushed substance of one's dearest concern. (M. C. Richards)

Variety of mere nothings gives more pleasure than uniformity of something. (Jean Paul Richter)

My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain - and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain. (Tony Robbins)

If we had no faults, we would not take so much pleasure in noting those of others. (Francois de La Rochefoucauld)

When our old Pleasures die, / Some new One still is nigh; / Oh! fair Variety! (Nicholas Rowe)

When you love, whatever you do is because you want to do it. It becomes a pleasure, it's like a game, and you have fun with it. When you love, you don't expect something to happen; whatever happens is okay, and hardly anything disappoints you. (Don Miguel Ruiz)

You are quaffing drink from a hundred fountains: whenever any of these hundred yields less, your pleasure is diminished. But when the sublime fountain gushes from within you, no longer need you steal from the other fountains. (Rumi)

The real purpose of painting is to give pleasure. (Robert Ryman)

The use of our intelligence quite properly gives us pleasure. In this respect the brain is like a muscle. When we think well, we feel good. Understanding is a kind of ecstasy. (Carl Sagan)

- Okay for Now...
There's no pleasure in getting to be an old coot unless you have some fun along the way. (Gary D. Schmidt)

Pleasure is the least consequential... engagement and meaning are much more important. (Martin Seligman)

The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself. (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

Man is not free to refuse to do the thing which gives him more pleasure than any other conceivable action. (Stendhal)

Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it. (Stendhal)

I know what pleasure is, for I have done good work. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Pain is filtered in a poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure. (Mark Strand)

People understand the meaning of eating lies in the nourishment of the body only when they cease to consider that the object of that activity is pleasure... People understand the meaning of art only when they cease to consider that the aim of that activity is beauty, i.e., pleasure. (Leo Tolstoy)

Pleasure was not the principle of our home. I learned early in life that to laugh before breakfast was to cry before dinner. (Diana Trilling)

There is probably no pleasure equal to the pleasure of climbing a dangerous Alp; but it is a pleasure which is confined strictly to the people who can find pleasure in it. (Mark Twain)

The shortness of life cannot dissuade us from its pleasures, nor console us for its pains. (Marquis de Vauvenargues)

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding. (Leonardo da Vinci)

To really enjoy pleasures, you must know how to leave them. (Voltaire)

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. (Voltaire)

We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain. (Alan Watts)

Simple pleasures are the last refuge of the complex. (Oscar Wilde)

I derive much pleasure from looking at the world – from staring across miles and miles of space and seeing a full moon. (William Woodward)

Pleasure is spread through the earth in stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find. (William Wordsworth)

The exhilaration of flying is too keen, the pleasure too great, for it to be neglected as a sport. (Orville Wright)