„To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.“

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„Whoever did not live in the years neighboring 1789 does not know what the pleasure of living means.“

—  Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord French diplomat 1754 - 1838
Reported in Memoirs pour Servir a l'histoire de nous Temps by François Guizot, Volume I, p. 6.

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„Everything that gives pleasure has its reason. To scorn the mobs of those who go astray is not the means to bring them around.“

—  Charles Baudelaire French poet 1821 - 1867
"Quelques mots d'introduction," Salon de 1845 (May 1845) http://fr.wikisource.org/wiki/Salon_de_1845_%28Curiosit%C3%A9s_esth%C3%A9tiques%29#Quelques_mots_d.E2.80.99introduction

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„I take no pleasure in being Right in my dark predictions about the fate of our military intervention in the heart of the Muslim world.“

—  Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005
Context: I take no pleasure in being Right in my dark predictions about the fate of our military intervention in the heart of the Muslim world. It is immensely depressing to me. Nobody likes to be betting against the Home team. "Fast and Furious" (14 October 2003)

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„Real myths are often strange and startlingly unfamiliar, and don't always give up their meanings easily; you have to tease them out, and for me, that's one of the pleasures of reading older collections of lore.“

—  Elizabeth Hand American writer 1957
Context: I find that many modern fantasies explain things away far too easily, which makes a lot of it overly familiar (to me, anyway). Real myths are often strange and startlingly unfamiliar, and don't always give up their meanings easily; you have to tease them out, and for me, that's one of the pleasures of reading older collections of lore. "Elizabeth Hand on Mortal Love at HarperCollins (2004) http://www.harpercollins.com/author/authorExtra.aspx?authorID=4143&isbn13=9780060755348&displayType=bookinterview

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