Quotes: pleasurable

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  • Julie Burchill
    Julie Burchill
    British journalist, writer
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    A woman who looks like a girl and thinks like a man is the best sort, the most enjoyable to be and the most pleasurable to have and to hold.
  • John D. Rockefeller
    John D. Rockefeller
    American industrialist: founder Exxon 1839-1937
    John D. Rockefeller
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    I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
  • Novalis
    Novalis
    German poet, writer 1772-1801
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    Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.
  • Anton Chekhov
    Anton Chekhov
    Russian playwright and short story writer 1860-1904
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    Life does not agree with philosophy: There is no happiness that is not idleness, and only what is useless is pleasurable.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Of the significant and pleasurable experiences of life only the simplest are open indiscriminately to all. The rest cannot be had except by those who have undergone a suitable training.
  • Barry Eisler
    Barry Eisler
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    Psychologically, it's always more pleasurable to blame others for our problems than it is to acknowledge our own responsibility.
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    English poet and critic 1772-1834
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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    The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little soon forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment, and the countless infinitesimal of pleasurable and genial feeling.
  • Robert Wilson
    Robert Wilson
    American theater stage director and playwright 1941-
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    The more internal freedom you achieve, the more you want: it is more fun to be happy than sad, more enjoyable to choose your own emotions than to have them inflicted on you by mechanical glandular processes, more pleasurable to solve your problems than to be stuck with them forever.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    American author and political activist 1941-
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    The one regret I have about my own abortions is that they cost money that might otherwise have been spent on something more pleasurable, like taking the kids to movies and theme parks.
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    American short story writer 1804-1864
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    The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and lastly, the solid cash.
  • Heywood Broun
    Heywood Broun
    American Journalist, Novelist 1888-1939
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    The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice so pleasurable that I assume it must be evil.
  • William S. Burroughs
    William S. Burroughs
    American writer and artist 1914-1997
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    There is the pleasurable orgasm, like a rising sales graph, and there is the unpleasurable orgasm, slumping ominously like the Dow Jones in 1929.
  • Cate Blanchett
    Cate Blanchett
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    When you are proud of something you have done, and you have made a film you feel has merit, and it's found an audience and is critically well received, that's a pretty pleasurable place to be. I mean, you don't want it gathering dust at the bottom of someone's DVD collection.
  • C. K. Williams
    C. K. Williams
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    When you begin to write poems because you love language, because you love poetry. Something happens that makes you write poems. And the writing of poems is incredibly pleasurable and addictive.
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