“We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”
— C.S. Lewis (via jeremywatt)

Exemplified in my observation of others. But even more solidified in my introspection of my heart.

“Very few men acquire wealth in such a manner as to receive pleasure from it. Just as long as there is the enthusiasm of the chase they enjoy it; but when they begin to look around, and think of settling down, they find that that part by which joy enters is dead in them. They have spent their lives in heaping up colossal piles of treasure, which stands at the end like pyramids in the desert sands holding only the dust of kings.”
— Henry Ward Beecher, Life Thoughts, (1860) p. 144
“It has been said that the best cure for hedonism is an attempt to practice it.”
— Greg Laurie
“We want to use prayer and Bible reading for the purpose of retirement. We utilize God for the sake of getting peace and joy, that is, we do not want to realize Jesus Christ, but only our enjoyment of Him.”
— Oswald Chambers
“Do you take pleasure in God or make pleasure your god?”
— Holy Spirit on my car ride home.
“The surest way of spoiling a pleasure is to start examining your satisfaction.”
— C.S. Lewis