I shall seize fate by the throat.
~ Ludwig van Beethoven
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.
Pleasure is the bait of sin.
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
No pleasure endures unseasoned by variety.
Perhaps all pleasure is only relief.
William S. Burroughs
Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear the burden of great joys.
Christian Nestell Bovee
In everything satiety closely follows the greatest pleasures.
In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
Honore de Balzac
The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice is so pleasurable, that I assume it must be evil.
Heywood Campbell Broun
We can often endure an extra pound of pain far more easily than we can suffer the withdrawal of an ounce of accustomed pleasure.
Sydney J. Harris
Hark ye of little pleasure! See your way clearly as your destiny reveals its truth! Seek not completion lest your touch be forever dismissed!
Why not seize the pleasure at once, how often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparations.
Human beings need pleasure the way they need vitamins.
Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth.
There is something self-defeating in the too-conscious pursuit of pleasure.
Men may scoff, and men may pray, but they pay every pleasure with a pain.
I take it as a prime cause of the present confusion of society that it is too sickly and too doubtful to use pleasure frankly as a test of value.
Flesh goes on pleasuring us, and humiliating us, right to the end.
Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume.
Jean de Boufflers