Zest Quotes

Nothing else matters much -- not wealth, nor learning, nor even health -- without this gift: the spiritual capacity to keep zest in living. This is the creed of creeds, the final deposit and distillation of all important faiths: that you should be able to believe in life.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Man has lost one quality, the quality of zestfulness. And without zest, what is life? Just waiting for death? It can't be anything else.


Nothing quite brings out the zest for life in a person like the thought of their impending death

Jhonen Vasquez

Think excitement, talk excitement, act out excitement, and you are bound to become an excited person. Life will take on a new zest, deeper interest and greater meaning. You can think, talk and act yourself into dullness or into monotony or into unhappiness. By the same process you can build up inspiration, excitement and surging depth of joy.

Norman Vincent Peale

Indulgence rare to pleasures lendeth zest


If things don't come easy, there is no premium on effort. There should be joy in the chase, zest in the pursuit.

Branch Rickey

Persian pussy from over the sea demure and lazy and smug and fat none of your ribbons and bells for me ours is the zest of the alley cat

Don Marquis

Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.

Christian Dior

What hunger is in relation to food, zest is in relation to life

Bertrand Russell

It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Forbid a man to think for himself or to act for himself and you may add the joy of piracy and the zest of smuggling to his life

Elbert Hubbard

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done the zest of creating things new.

Antoine de Saint

When anything gets freed, a zest goes round the world.

Hortense Calisher

What hunger is in relation to food, zest is in relation to life.

Bertrand Russell

Life is enthusiasm, zest.

Sir Laurence Olivier

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