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I do not take any pleasure whatsoever in being a famous person.
– Donna Leon
Pleasure becomes a value, a teleological end in itself. It’s probably more Western than U.S. per se.
– David Foster Wallace
Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.
– Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
I do work-related stuff on airplanes. Then, when I’m in the hotel room or just vegging out, I read for pleasure.
– Nathaniel Philbrick
For Pleasure, Delight, Peace and Felicity live in method and temperance.
– Margaret Cavendish
I’m acting for the pleasure of it.
– David Morse
I do get pleasure from very inconsequential things, like shopping for clothes.
– Graham Norton
The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley
As for plenty, we had not only for necessity, conveniency and decency, but for delight and pleasure to superfluity.
Professionally I’ve evolved with what’s required, but the pictures I do for pleasure haven’t changed, except for the cars in the background, the clothing. I haven’t changed at all.
– Elliott Erwitt
I think I get certain pleasure from writing what I’m performing.
– Ellie Kemper
Business was his aversion; Pleasure was his business.
– Maria Edgeworth
Wisely used history can give pleasure and provide us with a useful tool; but we should not become its slaves.
– Douglas Hurd
The pleasure lies not in the cookies, but in the pattern the crumbs make when the cookies crumble.
– Michael Korda
It is a real pleasure to collaborate with Frida Giannini and Gucci to celebrate one of the House’s most elegant symbols: the horsebit.
– Charlotte Casiraghi
I don’t want to watch ‘Newsnight.’ I just don’t understand those politicians who genuinely want to watch it for pleasure.
– George Osborne
The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.
– Germaine Greer
The vine bears three kinds of grapes: the first of pleasure, the second of intoxication, the third of disgust.
The vocabulary of pleasure depends on the imagery of pain.
– Marina Warner
I don’t feel guilty in having pleasure!
– Paula Radcliffe
Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly.
– Pierre Bonnard
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.
Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent.
– Francis Picabia
It’s a great pleasure having survived six generations of TV critics.
– Geraldo Rivera
My guiltiest pleasure is… chocolates with strawberry cream and trashy television – ‘Geordie Shore,’ ‘Katie,’ etc.
– Ellie Goulding
Too oft is transient pleasure the source of long woes.
– Christoph Martin Wieland
My guilty pleasure, to be frank with you, is ‘The Monkees.’
– Edward Kitsis
A man of pleasure is a man of pains.
– Edward Young
I was very influenced by Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, both of whom I had the pleasure of playing with and becoming friends with.
– Mick Taylor
The mere brute pleasure of reading – the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.