To feel envy is human, to savour schadenfreude is devilish

— Arthur Schopenhauer

Simplistic Savour quotations

I savour the adulation and love I have been getting from my fans and the blessings of elders in my family. Fourteen years have given me a lot and I can't thank God and the industry enough.

Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile; Filths savour but themselves.

Beck behaved himself, though it was really difficult, especially during the slow dances when they were so tantalizingly close. He savoured the feel of her against his body, the light scent of her perfume, the in her eyes that told him he was the center of her universe. It was a new and totally overwhelming experience.

To savour Istanbul's back streets, to appreciate the vines and trees that endow its ruins with accidental grace, you must, first and foremost, be a stranger to them.

the wise man should always follow the roads that have been trodden by the great, and imitate those who have most excelled, so that if he cannot reach their perfection, he may at least acquire something of its savour.

Any appellative at all savouring of arbitrary rank is unsuitable to a man of liberal and catholic mind.

Life is not a race, but a journey to be savoured each step of the way.

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift. That's why we call it the present.

Hapiness is as exclusive as a butterfly, and you must never pursue it.

If you stay very still, it may come and settle on your hand. But only briefly. Savour those moments, for they will not come in your way very often.

My happiest hours are those in which I think nothing, want nothing, when I do not even dream, but lose myself in some spurious vegetable torpor, moss growing on the surface of life. Without a trace of bitterness I savour my absurd awareness of being nothing, a mere foretaste of death and extinction.

Ultimately, time is all you have and the idea isn't to save it, but to savour it.

If I freely may discover What should please me in my lover, I would have her fair and witty, Savouring more of court than city; A little proud, but full of pity; Light and humorous in her toying, Oft building hopes, and soon destroying, Long, but sweet in the enjoying; Neither too easy nor to hard; All extremes I would have barr'd.

We do not enjoy a story fully at the first reading.

Not till the curiosity, the sheer narrative lust, has been given its sop and laid asleep, are we at leisure to savour the real beauties.

I know that in everybody's life must come days of depression and discouragement when all things in life seem to lose savour. The sunniest day has its clouds;but one must not forget the sun is there all the time.

Like most people who smoked umpteen cigarettes a day, I tasted only the first one. The succeeding umpteen minus one were a compulsive ritual which had no greater savour than the fumes of burning money.

I still feel childlike. Not childish - there's a difference. But to be childlike is to be savoured and treasured. I offer my books to those who like the things of childhood; the challenges, intrigue, joy and fun.

Savour your existence. Live every moment. Do not waste a breath.

Let us savour the swift delights of the most beautiful of our days!

One never took the time to savour the details;

one said: another day, but always with the hidden knowledge that each day was unique and fatal, that there never would be a return, another time.

His jest will savour but of shallow wit, When thousands weep, more than did laugh at it.

Slow travel now rivals the fly-to-Barcelona-for-lunch culture.

Advocates savour the journey, travelling by train or boat or bicycle, or even on foot, rather than crammed into an airplane. They take time to plug into the local culture instead of racing through a list of tourist traps.

A health to the nut-brown lass, With the hazel eyes: let it pass.

. . . . As much to the lively grey 'Tis as good i' th' night as day: . . . . She's a savour to the glass, And excuse to make it pass.

Floating, falling, sweet intoxication.

Touch me, trust me, savour each sensation. Let the dream begin, let your darker side give in.

Although wine when it is read somewhat lacks the savour of wine when it is drunk, wine remains a very pleasant thing both to read about and to chat about.

Words. I had always loved them. I collected them, like I had collected pretty stones as a child. I liked to roll words over my tongue like a lump of molten honeycomb, savouring the sweetness, the crackle, the crunch.

Digestion of words as well; I often read aloud to myself in my writing corner in the library, where no one can hear me, for the sake of better savouring the text, so as to make it all the more mine.

They were connoisseurs of boredom. They savoured the various bouquets of the subtly differentiated boredoms which rose from the long, wasted hours at the dead end of night.

Although there may be nothing new under the sun, what is old is new to us and so rich and astonishing that we never tire of it. If we do tire of it, if we lose our curiosity, we have lost something of infinite value, because to a high degree it is curiosity that gives meaning and savour to life.

The ultimate priority of humanity should not be to savour the power given to us, but rather to account for the according responsibility.

Life would pall if it were all sugar;

salt is bitter if taken by itself; but when tasted as part of the dish, it savours the meat. Difficulties are the salt of life.

Much as I love the northeast, I didn't want to spend my life there.

I wanted to experiment. Savour everything you can while you're here! Touring, seeing the world... That in itself gives you a different perspective.

If one lived for ever the joys of life would inevitably in the end lose their savour. As it is, they remain perennially fresh.

If I have free time I try and stay away from working at all.

I work so much that I savour every second that I have free and I try not to draw at all. You'll never see me draw when I'm having a coffee or something.

I regret that I didn't enjoy it all more.

I didn't savour it until the end because I was so hard on myself. Life goes by so quickly. A dancer's career goes by so quickly. You've got to enjoy those moments when you know you've done your best.

Social service that savours of patronage is not service.