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Work is both my living and my pleasure.
– Harlan Howard
I think happiness is a combination of pleasure, engagement and meaningfulness.
– Ian K. Smith
Pleasure does not equal happiness; it’s part of happiness.
It was such a pleasure to work with Eugene Levy. What a treat. That’s a guy I grew up watching as a kid. Guys like that, they were hilarious and didn’t have to be super vile or X-rated.
– Harland Williams
But what is drama? Broadly speaking, it is whatever by imitative action rouses interest or gives pleasure.
– George Pierce Baker
In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
– Honore de Balzac
Child! Do not throw this book about; refrain from the unholy pleasure of cutting all the pictures out.
– Hilaire Belloc
Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.
– Jean-Jacques Rousseau
I was brought up a Catholic, so I take no pleasure in guilt.
– Imelda Staunton
Pleasure is the only thing one should live for. Nothing ages like happiness.
– Oscar Wilde
Reading should be a pleasure, not a chore.
– Joan Rivers
Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends.
– John Stuart Mill
Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize.
– James Joyce
Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.
– Jane Austen
The only pleasure in redecorating or moving house comes from stumbling across books that I’d almost forgotten I owned.
– John Burnside
I took pleasure when I could. I acted clearly and morally and without regret. I’m very lucky.
– Jeanne Calment
It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver.
– Jean de La Fontaine
The pleasure we feel in criticizing robs us from being moved by very beautiful things.
– Jean de la Bruyere
There is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know.
– John Dryden
Pleasure is none, if not diversified.
– John Donne
Everything I do is for the pleasure of Allah.
– Cat Stevens
Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
– Aldous Huxley
Passive pleasure is no pleasure at all.
– Arthur Adamov
I’d never had so much pleasure with another human being.
– Anne Bancroft
I have cultivated my hysteria with pleasure and terror.
– Charles Baudelaire
My guilty pleasure is ‘Britain’s Next Top Model’.
– April Pearson
Pleasure that isn’t paid for is as insipid as everything else that’s free.
– Anita Loos
Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
– Ambrose Bierce
Painting is a source of endless pleasure, but also of great anguish.
Variety is the soul of pleasure.
– Aphra Behn