33 Quotes About Simple Pleasures


Pleasure is derived from many areas of our life. Whether it is from food or other activities, these quotes about simple pleasures will remind us that it does not take much to be satisfied in life.

“A life alert to simple pleasures, with perception cultivated and attuned to beauty, and a large capacity for friendship can serve us well come what may.”

“Almost all men are over anxious. No sooner do they enter the world than they lose that taste for natural and simple pleasures so remarkable in early life.”

“As I’ve grown older, the simple pleasure of sitting on the couch with someone you love and watching a documentary is about as good as it gets for me.”

“Food has always been at the center of community bonding, of family life, and simple pleasure, but it is becoming more and more an obsession, a source of pain.”

“Free men must live simple lives and have simple pleasures.”

“Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”

“I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex.”

“I am a man of simple pleasures. The best suits me perfectly.”

“I place flowers in the very first rank of simple pleasures; and I have no very good opinion of the hard worldly people who take no delight in them.”

“If I have done anything, even a little, to help small children enjoy honest, simple pleasures, I have done a bit of good.”

“If the study to which you apply yourself has a tendency to weaken your affections and to destroy your taste for those simple pleasures in which no alloy can possibly mix, then that study is certainly unlawful, that is to say, not befitting the human mind.”

“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things.”

“In this age of getting what you want and getting it now, the simple pleasure of browsing is often forgotten.”

“Life always has an unhappy ending, but you can have a lot of fun along the way, and everything doesn’t have to be dripping in deep significance.”

“Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.”

“My dear girl, you must cultivate a taste for the finer things. Civilized pleasures give meaning to life.”

“My last refuge, my books: simple pleasures, like finding wild onions by the side of a road, or requited love.”

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.”

“Nothing in or of this world measures up to the simple pleasure of experiencing the presence of God.”

“Often in life the pleasure of the journey is only eclipsed by the ecstasy of the destination.”

“Perhaps the rare and simple pleasure of being seen for what one is compensates for the misery of being it.”

“Simple pleasures are the last healthy refuge in a complex world.”

“Simple pleasures were all the pleasures that I knew as a child.”

“Simply to have all the necessities of life and three meals a day will not bring happiness.”

“Tea is the only simple pleasure left to us.”

“The joys of theory are the sweetest intellectual pleasures of life.”

“The more obsessively we focus on what a particular food is going to do for us, the less healthy we’ve become. Simple pleasures become complicated.”

“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”

“There’s always a little bit of heaven, even in a disaster area.”

“Today, I choose awareness. I choose to be aware of the beauty of life and living. I choose to be aware of the simple pleasures in life. I choose awareness of joy, awareness of peace, and awareness of love.”

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

“We do not include the pleasures we enjoy in sleep in the inventory of the pleasures we have experienced in the course of our existence.”

“You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.”

Finding a way to be satisfied in a world full of societal pressures can lead to unique experiences.

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