Top 115 Enjoyment Quotes

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“With the greater part of rich people, the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches.”

― Adam Smith

“What we are only now beginning to fully realize is that in seeking material pleasure too constantly, the capacity for enjoyment or fulfillment decreases and eventually becomes exhausted.”

― Alex Campbell

“That my philosophy of life is, as far as possible, one of enjoyment. I’m not nihilistic.”

― Alexander McCall Smith

“The lesson adults can learn here is that the world is filled with things for our enjoyment.”

― Allen Klein

“But the delights of solitude don’t only consist of dreaming. Next in enjoyment, I think, comes planning.”

― Anna Neagle

“I don’t want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!”

― Anne Frank

“The habit of reading is the only enjoyment in which there is no alloy; it lasts when all other pleasures fade.”

― Anthony Trollope

“Concentration, Confidence, Competitive urge, Capacity for enjoyment.”

― Arnold Palmer

“The right honourable gentleman caught the Whigs bathing, and walked away with their clothes. He has left them in the full enjoyment of their liberal positions, and he is himself a strict conservative of their garments.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“God created the heavens and the earth, the oceans and the waves for our enjoyment. Surfing is just my way of worshipping Him.”

― Bethany Hamilton

“Then to have Brett come along and follow in the footsteps, it’s so gratifying. I get as much enjoyment out of watching Brett play as I did of entertaining people myself.”

― Bobby Hull

“What makes it all worthwhile is we just play for the sheer enjoyment of entertaining people and… make our families and the team we played on and the people watching, proud of what we did.”

― Bobby Hull

“When something is well-crafted, you know it, and the enjoyment comes from experiencing it.”

― Brian Azzarello

“What young men nowadays don’t realise is that ballroom dancing can be such a source of enjoyment.”

― Brian Clough

“We allow each other so little enjoyment or even tolerance for our individualities, our uniquenesses, and yet to me, that’s what it’s all about.”

― Buffy Sainte-Marie

“It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.”

― Carl Friedrich Gauss

“Football was always a deal we made with ourselves. We adopted it for its brutality, which was embedded in a context that happened to be perfectly suited to television and to gambling, but which we could convince ourselves was only incidental to our enjoyment because it was only incidental to the game itself.”

― Charlie Pierce

“The enjoyment of life would be instantly gone if you removed the possibility of doing something.”

― Chauncey Depew

“Individual statistics, plate time and everything tend to come, but the most enjoyment I get out of baseball is actually winning.”

― Chili Davis

“A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning.”

― Chuck Noll

“Beauty must appeal to the senses, must provide us with immediate enjoyment, must impress us or insinuate itself into us without any effort on our part.”

― Claude Debussy

“I do not let a bad score ruin my enjoyment for golf.”

― Darrell Royal

“I didn’t want to stay until I had used up all the enjoyment because that’s too long to stay anywhere.”

― Darrell Royal

“I’m wallowing in the whole idea of just being a guy out there with a band, with songs. It’s a real enjoyment.”

― David Bowie

“Enjoyment of the landscape is a thrill.”

― David Hockney

“If you want to get out of medicine the fullest enjoyment, be students all your lives.”

― David Riesman

“My family is a part of my life and everything is all a mixture of enjoyment.”

― Davy Jones

“I’ve come to find more satisfaction and enjoyment in writing screenplays over the years because that’s what I do primarily now.”

― Diablo Cody

“Those who know me, my really close friends, know that I play for enjoyment and to entertain the fans.”

― Dimitar Berbatov

“I had actually been going to Hawaii for quite a while before I ever picked up the uke. I think with anything new you’re going to get more enjoyment out of it if it comes to you quickly, and the uke facilitates that.”

― Eddie Vedder

“All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.”

― Edmund Burke

“It is a religious duty for those who cook to learn how to prepare food in different ways, hygienically, for the table, so that it may be eaten with enjoyment.”

― Ellen G. White

“Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.”

― Epictetus

“I’m a goal setter, but in broad strokes. I don’t have a by-October-2009-I-want-to-be-here plan. All I do is work with an element of challenge and an element of enjoyment. With that, anything can happen.”

― Eric Dane

“Like the ‘little emperors’ of one-child China, too many Boomers were taught early that the world was made (or saved) for their comfort and enjoyment. They behaved accordingly, with a self-indulgence that was wholly rational, given their situation.”

― Eric Liu

“The right of conscience and private judgment is unalienable, and it is truly the interest of all mankind to unite themselves into one body for the liberty, free exercise, and unmolested enjoyment of this right.”

― Ezra Stiles

“There is no age limit on the enjoyment of sex. It keeps getting better.”

― Florence Henderson

“All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.”

― Francois Fenelon

“There’s no judgment on bands that continue on who aren’t popular; some people get enjoyment out of it. I’m just not one of those people.”

― Fred Armisen

“I want to destroy ownership in order that possession and enjoyment may be raised to the highest point in every section of the community.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Heaven would indeed be heaven if lovers were there permitted as much enjoyment as they had experienced on earth.”

― Giovanni Boccaccio

“What it all boils down to for me is having the enthusiasm to do something for enjoyment and being stimulated by what’s around you. That’s what photography does for me.”

― Graeme Le Saux

“I never wanted to be like anyone growing up. It’s always been about the enjoyment, and I’ve just never wanted to imitate anyone.”

― Gugu Mbatha-Raw

“Certainly, for younger guys, Superman is this mythological character that they’ve thought about and explored in their imaginations… But one thing I really like about Superman fans is that they’re so open-minded and excited and honest. There’s something beautiful about their enjoyment of it – something very Superman-like.”

― Henry Cavill

“Thought is a key to all treasures; the miser’s gains are ours without his cares. Thus I have soared above this world, where my enjoyment have been intellectual joys.”

― Honore de Balzac

“Only mediocrity of enjoyment is allowed to man.”

― Hugh Blair

“The average person is gregarious; there is something in the spirit of the crowd that adds to the enjoyment of entertainment.”

― Ivor Novello

“What looks like enjoyment is the sneer of contempt. That’s not a smile.”

― Jack Kevorkian

“To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.”

― Jane Austen

“I studied piano for seven years and play for my own enjoyment.”

― Janet Yellen

“I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described.”

― Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“I tell the truth where it’s the ethical thing to do, but in terms of entertainment, there’s a certain fun and enjoyment that can be added to the experience by a few judicious lies.”

― Jed Mercurio

“We are shifting into an enjoyment-based economy. And who knows more about making enjoyment than game developers?”

― Jesse Schell

“I don’t live in the past. I just live in the enjoyment of the game.”

― Joe Montana

“He, who cannot forgive a trespass of malice to his enemy, has never yet tasted the most sublime enjoyment of love.”

― Johann Kaspar Lavater

“I take a lot of enjoyment out of imagining myself as… I dunno… a wall. I keep adding bricks to my wall or little house.”

― Johanna Konta

“Enjoyment is an incredible energizer to the human spirit.”

― John C. Maxwell

“The Gen. Commanding, takes this means of informing the people that he has not come among them to disturb them in the enjoyment of their rights, either of person or property.”

― John Hunt Morgan

“I believe the right question to ask, respecting all ornament, is simply this; was it done with enjoyment, was the carver happy while he was about it?”

― John Ruskin

“The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.”

― Joseph Addison

“As this world was not intended to be a state of any great satisfaction or high enjoyment, so neither was it intended to be a mere scene of unhappiness and sorrow.”

― Joseph Butler

“Staying fit is all about trying to find enjoyment in something physical, because that’s the only way you’re gonna get results.”

― Kaley Cuoco

“There is so much people hate about Kim Kardashian, it sometimes seems as though her critics get as much enjoyment out of her as her fans.”

― Kim Brooks

“In the East, the main object is to have a well-ordered society so that everybody can have maximum enjoyment of his freedoms. This freedom can only exist in an ordered state and not in a natural state of contention and anarchy.”

― Lee Kuan Yew

“It’s learning how to negotiate to keep both sides happy – whether it’s for a multi-million dollar contract or just which show to watch on TV, that determines the quality and enjoyment of our lives.”

― Leigh Steinberg

“I have always enjoyed explaining physics. In fact it’s more than just enjoyment: I need to explain physics.”

― Leonard Susskind

“It’s a real conflict for me when I go to a concert and find out somebody in the audience is a Republican or fundamental Christian. It can cloud my enjoyment. I’d rather not know.”

― Linda Ronstadt

“I get the biggest enjoyment from the random and unexpected places. Linux on cellphones or refrigerators, just because it’s so not what I envisioned it. Or on supercomputers.”

― Linus Torvalds

“The metalcore has been left behind. It’s not something that any of us find enjoyment in listening to, so it’s obviously not the direction we would write songs in.”

― M. Shadows

“Without the element of enjoyment, it is not worth trying to excel at anything.”

― Magnus Carlsen

“It’s satisfying and gratifying to make your own music, but I personally don’t get the same enjoyment out of the music that I make as I do from somebody else’s music that I like.”

― Mark Lanegan

“The exercise of natural rights has no limits but such as will ensure their enjoyment to other members of society.”

― Marquis de Lafayette

“Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment (that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies (mechanical and political) of expression.”

― Marshall McLuhan

“Fastidious taste makes enjoyment a struggle.”

― Mason Cooley

“Cartoons have always been an enjoyment to me… a relaxation… I get my ideas from everyday events.”

― Matthew Ashford

“Black music has increased my enjoyment of what I do. It has increased my range, my ability to reach into myself and accept myself.”

― Michael Bolton

“Definitely in voice-over, you have to be completely uninhibited. More than that, you have to put yourself back into the enjoyment of pretending.”

― Molly Quinn

“I don’t get that much enjoyment out of saying ‘I own it.’”

― Nicolas Berggruen

“The dynamics of capitalism is postponement of enjoyment to the constantly postponed future.”

― Norman O. Brown

“Learning is pleasurable but doing is the height of enjoyment.”

― Novalis

“The true doctrine is that labor – systematic, effective, congenial labor – is not only a necessity, but is the source of the highest enjoyment.”

― Orison Swett Marden

“It is my belief that many who think they dislike poetry are really poetical in their natures and are indebted to it, more than they imagine, for the success they may have achieved, even in practical pursuits, and for the enjoyment their lives have afforded them.”

― Orson F. Whitney

“There’s no enjoyment to losing money.”

― Paul Allen

“Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity.”

― Paul Goodman

“A game of soccer induces more than enjoyment, more than entertainment.”

― Rabih Alameddine

“We learn best when we’re intrinsically motivated – that is, when we try something new for the sheer enjoyment of the experience.”

― Rachel Simmons

“With my human rights advocacy, that’s always been through my writing. I’ve always tried to write articles and contribute to journals and a lot of online journals – about human rights, especially Palestinian human rights. I find the time to do things to do things I’m passionate about, because I find enjoyment in them. I just have to juggle.”

― Randa Abdel-Fattah

“For anyone who works in front of an audience there is no thrill quite like that of feeling and hearing the evidence of the audience members’ enjoyment. Laughter and applause really are powerful.”

― Randy West

“There is scarcely anything to which I am so feelingly alive as the honour and welfare of my country, and, as a poet, I have no higher enjoyment than singing her sons and daughters.”

― Robert Burns

“Give us equality of enjoyment, equal right to expansion – it is as necessary to our prosperity as yours.”

― Robert Toombs

“I’m a normal girl. I don’t go out much, and I don’t know what is enjoyment.”

― Saina Nehwal

“Hence, in desiring, the more the enjoyment is delayed, the more fancy begins to weave about the object images of future fruition, and to clothe the desired object with properties calculated to inflame the impulse.”

― Samuel Alexander

“It may be added, to prevent misunderstanding, that when I speak of contemplated objects in this last phrase as objects of contemplation, the act of contemplation itself is of course an enjoyment.”

― Samuel Alexander

“Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment.”

― Samuel Johnson

“Subordination tends greatly to human happiness. Were we all upon an equality, we should have no other enjoyment than mere animal pleasure.”

― Samuel Johnson

“Lord of the Rings was just so much enjoyment. It was over about the space of a year that I was filming. It’s one of the most enjoyable things I’ve ever done, so emotional.”

― Sean Bean

“Clubs are so lame. Nobody even dances at these clubs. They stand around and get drunk and they schmooze. There is no enjoyment factor.”

― Shia LaBeouf

“Then I came in twice a week – for my own enjoyment as well as to be a guide. And then we started to apply some of the splinters of the ideas back into the piece.”

― Siobhan Davies

“I think women should inspire. It is our duty to inspire young girls to play a sport, whether it’s just for enjoyment and keeping fit or to actually go on and try and make a career out of it.”

― Steph Houghton

“People shouldn’t go broke making a haunted house. Or, we should pay for our enjoyment, definitely.”

― Stephen Graham Jones

“It is downright mockery to talk to women of their enjoyment of the blessings of liberty while they are denied the use of the only means of securing them provided by this democratic-republican government: the ballot.”

― Susan B. Anthony

“There’s definitely a negative correlation between the higher the profile and the enjoyment of the gig.”

― Ted Dwane

“Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.”

― Thomas Otway

“Truthfully, I don’t like the binge-watching model. I think that if you give everybody everything all at once, there’s very much a law of diminishing returns as far as their enjoyment of them.”

― Timothy Simons

“I read for interest and enjoyment, and when I cease to enjoy it I stop.”

― Tom Stoppard

“The real thing is, you should be seeing these plays in the Theatre. That’s what they were written for. That’s where the enjoyment is. Studying them is no enjoyment whatsoever.”

― Tony Randall

“The millions who watch ‘Downton Abbey’ do so neither relating to the Granthams nor hating them. It’s an amused enjoyment of spectacle.”

― Victoria Coren Mitchell

“I kind of almost get enjoyment out of adversity in life.”

― Vincent Kompany

“Find something that thrills you, and when you finish reading it for enjoyment, read it again line by line, paragraph by paragraph to see what you liked about it.”

― W. P. Kinsella

“A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment.”

― Walter Bagehot

“The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form, the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion.”

― Walter Benjamin

“I mean, I haven’t been completely lacking in some enjoyment of Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly. But I just didn’t pay attention to that period of music, obviously.”

― Warren Zevon

“Hope is in some respects a thing more brilliant, more vivifying, than fruition. What we have looked forward to with eager and earnest aspiration is never in all respects equal to the picture we had formed of it. The very uncertainty enhances the enjoyment.”

― William Godwin

“The Imperial German Government will not expect the Government of the United States to omit any word or any act necessary to the performance of its sacred duty of maintaining the rights of the United States and its citizens and of safeguarding their free exercise and enjoyment.”

― William Jennings Bryan

“Love grows. Lust wastes by Enjoyment, and the Reason is, that one springs from an Union of Souls, and the other from an Union of Sense.”

― William Penn
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