Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain.
— John Selden

Make your life a mission-not an intermission.
Arnold Glasgow intermission quote

And I did laugh sans intermission an hour by his dial. O noble fool, a worthy fool -- motley's the only wear.
— William Shakespeare

I didn't have to think up so much as a comma or a semicolon; it was all given, straight from the celestial recording room. Weary, I would beg for a break, an intermission, time enough, let's say, to go to the toilet or take a breath of fresh air on the balcony. Nothing doing!
— Henry Miller

The theatrics of a concert hall are as much in the space of intermission and the space of arrival as when the concert starts.
— Liz Diller