pleasure

A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on action, comedy, literature, love, play, pleasure, and writing

I am writing a play which I probably will not finish until the end of November. I am writing it with considerable pleasure, though I sin frightfully against the conventions of the stage. It is a comedy with three female parts, six male, four acts, a landscape (view of the lake), lots of talk on literature, little action and tons of love.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on cosmetics, honesty, justice, newspapers, pleasure, virtue, and wishes

A litterateur is not a confectioner, not a dealer in cosmetics, not an entertainer. . . . He is just like an ordinary reporter. What would you say if a newspaper reporter, because of his fastidiousness or from a wish to give pleasure to his readers, were to describe only honest mayors, high-minded ladies, and virtuous railroad contractors.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

Source: The Personal Papers of Anton Chekhov, Lear, 1950.

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A Quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on pleasure and power

But games always cover something deep and intense, else there would be no excitement in them, no pleasure, no power to stir us.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900 - 1944)

Source: Airman’s Odyssey

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A Quote by Anne Scott-James on garden, paradise, and pleasure

There is more pleasure in making a garden than in contemplating a paradise.

Anne Scott-James

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A Quote by Anita Loos on pleasure

Pleasure that isn't paid for is as insipid as everything else that's free.

Anita Loos (1888 - 1981)

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A Quote by Andrew Marvell on garden, happiness, kindness, mind, pleasure, and thought

Meanwhile the mind, from pleasure less, Withdraws into its happiness; The mind, that ocean where each kind Does straight its own resemblance find; Yet it creates, transcending these, Far other worlds, and other seas; Annihilating all that's made To a green thought in a green glade . . . Such was that happy garden-state, . . .

Andrew Marvell (1621 - 1678)

Source: The Garden

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on pleasure

PLEASURE, n. The least hateful form of dejection.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on awards, buddhism, pleasure, religion, and understanding

NIRVANA, n. In the Buddhist religion, a state of pleasurable annihilation awarded to the wise, particularly to those wise enough to understand it.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on misfortune and pleasure

DEBAUCHEE, n. One who has so earnestly pursued pleasure that he has had the misfortune to overtake it.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on abstinence, pleasure, temptation, weakness, and yielding

ABSTAINER, n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention, and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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