"Life is more than love and pleasure, I came to dig for treasure. If you want to play, you gotta pay, You know it's always been that way We all came digging for treasure." ― Stephen King, Duma Key

"People don't think when they're enjoying themselves. Thinking is a sign of disturbance." ― Marty Rubin

Curious fact

"The Christian doctrine of suffering explains, I believe, a very curious fact about the world we live in. The settled happiness and security which we all desire, God withholds from us by the nature of the world: but joy, pleasure, and merriment He has scattered broadcast...The security we crave would teach us to rest our hearts in this world and oppose an obstacle to our return to God...Our Father refreshes us on the journey with some pleasant inns, but will not encourage us to mistake them for home." ― C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

Mere asetics

"But let no one imagine that we were mere ascetics. There is no more complex pleasure than thought, and it was to thought that we delivered ourselves over." ― Jorge Luis Borges, The Aleph and Other Storie.


"Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." ― Oscar Wilde, The Critic as Artist.

Nature of happiness

"...A mother is the one who fills your heart in the first place. She teaches you the nature of happiness: what is the right amount, what is too much, and the kind that makes you want more of what is bad for you. A mother helps her baby flex her first feelings of pleasure. She teaches her when to later exercise restraint, or to take squealing joy in recognizing the fluttering leaves of the gingko tree, to sense a quieter but more profound satisfaction in chancing upon an everlasting pine. A mother enables you to realize that there are different levels of beauty and therein lie the sources of pleasure, some of which are popular and ordinary, and thus of brief value, and others of which are difficult and rare, and hence worth pursuing." ― Amy Tan, Saving Fish from Drowning

The idea

The idea makes a lot of people uncomfortable. [...] It's hurt a great many people and been responsible for a great deal of misery. But, to my mind at least, that doesn't mean it can't now bring pleasure to someone." ― Manna Francis, Quis Custodiet

"The pleasures arising from thinking and learning will make us think and learn all the more." ― Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

"We two make banquets of the plainest fare In every cup we find the thrill of pleasure... For us life always moves with lilting measure We two, we two, we make our world, our pleasure" ― Ella Wheeler Wilcox


""Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one." ― Terry Pratchett

A man without pleasure

"A man without pleasure is a man without any idea what life is about" ― Michael Grant, BZRK


"Enjoy the rainbow while it lasts and don't chase it when it's gone." ― Marty Rubin

"People argue themselves out of their pleasures" ― Jude Morgan, Indiscretion

"Each one of us is left to choose our own quality of life and take pleasure where we find it with the understanding that, like Mom used to say, sooner or later something's gonna get you." ― David Sedaris, Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays.

Chasing dreams

"It is easier for one to take risks and to chase his dreams with a mindset that he has nothing to lose. In this lies the immense passion, the great advantage of avoiding a materialistic, pleasure-filled way of life." ― Criss Jami, Killosophy


"... food is not simply organic fuel to keep body and soul together, it is a perishable art that must be savoured at the peak of perfection." ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly.

Senses empower limitations, senses expand vision within borders, senses promote understanding through pleasure." ― Dejan Stojanovic...

"Man was designed in a way in which he must eat in order to give him a solid reason to go to work everyday. This helps to keep him out of trouble. God is wise." ― Criss Jami, Killosophy

A great good

Pleasure represents a great good but also a grave danger." ― Philip Yancey, The Bible Jesus Read

"Freedom, where are you? Who holds you back? [...] The mother of wit and pleasure, Oh freedom!" ― Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage, Antologia Poética

Without pleasure there is no sight or measure." ― Dejan Stojanovic.


"The simple rule to abide by and become excellent is that "Don't see what you have achieved yesterday with the same pleasure eyes you used to see it when it was done by you". Look forward and do better than you did earlier!" ― Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quote

If we don't do the last mile, it doesn't matter what we did on the backend.


"To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves." ― Federico García Lorca, Blood Wedding and Yerma



Desires are but pain and torment, and enjoyment is sweet because it delivers us from them." ― Giacomo Casanova, The Story of My Life

Train of thought

It won't break the train of thought, they will notice there is a pause but they won't be frustrated


"Happiness is pleasure without regret" ― Leo Tolstoy

"You are if the pleasure were one thing and the memory another. It is all one thing... what you call remembering is the last part of the pleasure." ― C.S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet

"The stoic contemplates fallen leaves; the epicure rakes them into a loveseat." ― Bauvard, Some Inspiration for the Overenthusiastic

"But it turns out Joy is a house built from the same bricks as Sorrow. Pleasure is a poem, and it uses the same words as Pain." ― Julio Alexi Genao, Taking the Long Way Home

  • "Sure, I eat because I have to. But I also eat because I want to. It is one of life's few pleasures." ― Tony DiTerlizzi, The Search for WondLa
  • "The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." ― Walter Bagehot
  • "Don't listen to anyone. Trust what gives you pleasure. Trust the emotions. If you love something but can't explain why, that's enough" ― Calice Becker


"Every moment has its pleasures and its hope." ― Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

  • "Let My worship be in the heart that rejoices, for behold, all acts of love and pleasure are My rituals." ― Doreen Valiente
  • "We live in one of the few epochs of humanity where life isn't just a painful cycle of toil, fatigue, and collapse. Now pleasure gyrates us through those stages." ― Bauvard, Some Inspiration for the Overenthusiastic
  • "I set out to discover the why of it, and to transform my pleasure into knowledge." ― Charles Baudelaire
  • "We must risk delight. We can do without pleasure, but not delight. Not enjoyment. We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this world. To make injustice the only measure of our attention is to praise the Devil." ― Jack Gilbert, Refusing Heaven
  • "A pleasure is full grown only when it is remembered." ― C.S. Lewis, Out of the Silent Planet