'Cricket,'said Raffles,'like everything else, is a good enough sport until you discover a better. As a source of excitement it isn't in it with other things you wot of Bunny, and theinvoluntarycomparison becomes a bore. What's the satisfaction of taking a man's wicket when you want his spoons?' 414 E(rnest) W(illiam) Hornung
The Amateur Cracksman.
I can't get no satisfaction I can't get no girl reaction. 432 Mick and Richards, Keith Jagger
'(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction'.
Nay, good sir, be not so violent; with speed I cannot render satisfaction Unto the dear companion of my soul, Virginity, whom I thus long have lived with, And part with it so rude and suddenly. Can such friends divide, never to meet again, Without a solemn farewell? Thomas Middleton
The Changeling (with William Rowley), act1, sc.1.
In the final analysis, all architecture reveals the application of human ingenuity to the satisfaction of human needs. And among these needs are not only shelter, warmth and accommodation, but also the needs, felt at every moment in every part of the world in endlessly different ways, for something more profound, evocative and universal, for beauty, for permanence, for immortality. Patrick Nuttgens
'The Nature of Architecture', in Ben Farmer and Hentie Louw (eds) Companion to Contemporary Architectural Thought (1993).
Alle Befriedigung, oder was man gemeinhin Glu« ck nennt, ist eigentlich und wesentlich immer nur negativ und durchaus nie positiv. All satisfaction, or what iscommonlycalled happiness, is really and essentially always negative only, and never positive. Arthur Schopenhauer
DieWelt alsWille undVorstellung (TheWorld asWill and Representation), vol.1, bk.4, ch.58 (translated by E F J Payne).
If a man has a talent and cannot use it, he has failed.If he has a talent and uses only half of it, he has partly failed.If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded, and won a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever know. Thomas Clayton WolfeSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
TheWeb and the Rock (published1939), ch.29.
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