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A cigarette is the perfect type of a perfect pleasure. It is exquisite, and it leaves one unsatisfied. What more can one want?
Spanish Film Director 1900-1983
In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival.
English writer 1881-1958
A hot bath! I cry, as I sit down in it! Again as I lie flat, a hot bath! How exquisite a pleasure, how luxurious, fervid and flagrant a consolation for the rigors, the austerities, the renunciation of the day.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
French writer 1873-1954
But just as delicate fare does not stop you from craving for saveloys, so tried and exquisite friendship does not take away your taste for something new and dubious.
French Catholic philosopher 1882-1973
Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
American basketball player 1956-
In aristocratic societies, rich people used to commission exquisite paintings for their walls.
American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas... If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you... On the other hand, if you are open to the point of gullibility and have not an ounce of skeptical sense in you, then you cannot distinguish the useful ideas from the worthless ones.
Welsh author and mystic 1863-1947
It was better, he thought, to fail in attempting exquisite things than to succeed in the department of the utterly contemptible.
Life, Lady Stutfield, is simply a mauvais quart d'heure made up of exquisite moments.
French cartografist 1725-1793
Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions.
English moviedirector 1899-1980
Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic, performed with tenderness in simple, homey places like the kitchen table.
The exquisite art of idleness, one of the most important things that any University can teach.
American spiritual teacher, psychologist and author 1931-2019
The most exquisite paradox… as soon as you give it all up, you can have it all. As long as you want power, you can't have it. The minute you don't want power, you'll have more than you ever dreamed possible.
American novelist 1914-1986
There is in the darkness a unity, if you will, that cannot be achieved in any other environment, a blending of self with what the self perceives, and exquisite mystical experience.
American humoristic writer 1893-1967
Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.
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