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The Pleasures
Special Collections #1-4


Wine is a successful effort to translate
the perishable into the permanent.
—John Arlott

Wine is the flower in the buttonhole of civilization. —Werumeus Buning

Wine is the Mozart of the mouth. —Gérard Depardieu

Preferences for wines vary just as much as those for art or music.
—Hubrecht Duijker

To take wine into our mouths
is to savor a droplet of the river of human history.
—Clifton Fadiman

Wine is sure proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
—Benjamin Franklin

Wine is sunlight, held together by water. —Galileo

God made only water, but man made wine. —Victor Hugo

Wine gives great pleasure,
and every pleasure is of itself a good.
—Samuel Johnson

Wine is the essence of civilization and the Art of Living. —Robert Mondavi

Wine gives courage and makes men apt for passion. —Ovid

Wine lets no lover unrewarded go. —Alexander Pope

A fine California chardonnay –
big, bold and buttery –
is the golden elixir of modern West Coast living.
—Robin Seer

What is the definition of a good wine?
It should start and end with a smile.
—William Sokolin

Wine is bottled poetry. —Robert Louis Stevenson



Nothing can match chocolate for drama, dazzle, and deep-down allure. —Nancy Baggett

Does the notion of chocolate preclude the concept of free will? —Sandra Boynton

If in fact you are what you eat, I am a 114-pound bar of bittersweet chocolate. —Lora Brody

Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go. —Truman Capote

Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get. —Winston Groom

Some say women are addicted to chocolate. I say we’re merely loyal. —Cathy Guisewite

Caramels are only a fad. Chocolate is a permanent thing. —Milton Hershey

She ate lots of chocolate but never got fat – a sure sign of demonic possession. —Erica Jong

Most chocolate chip cookies do not have enough chocolate chips in them. —Judith Olney

Fine Belgian chocolates – oral gratification or your tastebuds back. —Robin Seer

Chocolate makes otherwise normal people melt into strange states of ecstasy. —John West

The only thing better than sex is sex with chocolate on top. —Catherine Zeta-Jones



First love is a promise that will be kept by others. —Senta Berger

The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end. —Benjamin Disraeli

Love is the stepping stone to new beginnings. —Thomas Kinkade

Look for a sweet person. Forget rich. —Estée Lauder

There is a touch of two hands that foils all dictionaries. —Carl Sandburg

Love is a cunning weaver of fantasies and fables. —Sappho

You don’t need words – just one kiss, then another. —Kate Bush

Soul meets soul on lover’s lips. —Percy Bysshe Shelley

There’s no substitute for moonlight and kissing. —Barbara Cartland

Money is a powerful aphrodisiac. But flowers work almost as well. —Robert A. Heinlein

Love is the strongest poison and medicine of all. —Joni Mitchell

Faults are thick where love is thin. —James Howell

The course of true love never did run smooth. —William Shakespeare

Get your tongue out of my mouth, I’m kissing you good-bye! —Cynthia Heimel

Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop. —H.L. Mencken

No, I can’t escape; I’m a slave to love. —Bryan Ferry

Love demands all and has a right to it. —Ludwig van Beethoven

The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved. —Victor Hugo

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. —Charles Dickens

Love’s the crown of evolution – nothing further to be won! —Phyllis Gotlieb



Spring has returned. The earth is like a child that knows poems. —Rainer Maria Rilke

In the spring, a young man’s fancy turns pretty fancy. —William Inge

Spring – an experience in immortality. —Henry David Thoreau

Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment. —Ellis Peters

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. —Margaret Atwood

One swallow does not make a summer. —Aristotle

I have a Summer soul – that sings most freely in her warmth. —Emily Dickinson

The flowers are nature’s jewels,
with whose wealth she decks her summer beauty.
—George Croly

A good summer is healing and restorative. —Noel Richardson

Flies are the price we pay for summer. —Ann Zwinger

We come back to autumn, to zucchini that wilt like witches’ shoes. —Margaret Hasse

Autumn is the bite of a harvest apple. —Christina Petrowsky

Autumn wins you best by this:
its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
—Robert Browning

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. —Albert Camus

Autumn is marching on: even the scarecrows are wearing dead leaves. —Otsuyu Nakagawa

Winter is nature’s way of saying, “Up yours.” —Robert Byrne

Winter is a time of gray, velvet weather drifting toward us. —Jennifer James

There seems to be so much more winter than we need this year. —Kathleen Norris

In Alaska, we have just two seasons – this winter and next winter. —Leigh Wade

Sex at 84 is terrific, especially the one in the winter. —Milton Berle


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