Pleasure Quotes

Krishna is a name of the Supreme. It means "all- attractive." Anything that might attract you has its source in the Supreme. Therefore the Supreme is also known as Rama (rhymes with "drama"). "Rama" means "the highest eternal pleasure.


Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.

Soren Kierkegaard

The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.

Germaine Greer

It is not known precisely where angels dwell - whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.


All natural goods perish. Riches take wings; fame is a breath; love is a cheat; youth and health and pleasure vanish.

William James

Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure.

William Congreve

... the use of our intelligence quite properly gives us pleasure. In this respect the brain is like a muscle. When we think well, we feel good. Understanding is a kind of ecstasy.

Dr. Carl Sagan

The pleasure of criticizing robs us of the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things

Jean de la Bruyere

The career of a writer is comparable to that of a woman of easy virtue. You write first for pleasure, later for the pleasure of others and finally for money.

Marcel Achard

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.


Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.

Lord Chesterfield

No man can be brave who thinks pain the greatest evil; nor temperate, who considers pleasure the highest god.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

It is not sex that gives the pleasure, but the lover.

Marge Piercy

All fits of pleasure are balanced by an equal degree of pain or languor; it is like spending this year part of the next year's revenues

Jonathan Swift

All pleasure in the world is a passing dream.

Francesco Petrarch
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