On Enjoyment

‘The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.’
— Marcus Aurelius

‘The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.’
— Walter Bagehot

‘I’d work eighteen-hour stretches and fall asleep in my clothes. Then I’d wake up in the middle of the night, brew a pot of tea, and start work again. I was tired, but work had become pure enjoyment.’
— Trevor Baylis

‘Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.’
— Clarence Day

‘It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty.’
— Albert Einstein

‘It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.’
— Albert Einstein

‘He that fears not future may enjoy the present.’
— Thomas Fuller

‘If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.’
— Katherine Hepburn

‘When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.’
— Stanislaw Lec

‘First, you have to have fun. Second, you have to put love where your labour is. Third, you have to go in the opposite direction to everyone else.’
— Anita Roddick

‘Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.’
— Franklin D. Roosevelt

‘Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.’
— Bertrand Russell

‘The creative consequences of man’s imaginative strivings may never make him whole; but they constitute his deepest consolations and his greatest glories.’
— Anthony Storr

‘Art is the imposing of pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.’
— Alfred North Whitehead

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