Happyness Quotes

Quotes tagged as "happyness" (showing 1-30 of 31)
David Foster Wallace
“Am I a good person? Deep down, do I even really want to be a good person, or do I only want to seem like a good person so that people (including myself) will approve of me? Is there a difference? How do I ever actually know whether I'm bullshitting myself, morally speaking?”
David Foster Wallace, Consider the Lobster and Other Essays

Tucker Max
“If people try to judge you or shame you for doing safe, consensual things that make you happy, I can guarantee you they're bad people.”
Tucker Max, Assholes Finish First

Rasheed Ogunlaru
“While you'll feel compelled to charge forward it's often a gentle step back that will reveal to you where you and what you truly seek.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

Rasheed Ogunlaru
“People will ask you the question 'how is life treating you?' But my question is 'how are you treating life?' On that your happiness rests”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

Thich Nhat Hanh
“We talk about social service, service to the people, service to humanity, service to others who are far away, helping to bring peace to the world - but often we forget that it is the very people around us that we must live for first of all. If you cannot serve your wife or husband or child or parent - how are you going to serve society? If you cannot make your own child happy, how do you expect to be able to make anyone else happy? If all our friends in the peace movement or of service communities of any kind do not love and help each other, whom can we love and help?”
Thich Nhat Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“It is not our level of prosperity that makes for happiness but the kinship of heart to heart and the way we look at the world. Both attitudes lie within our power, so that a man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy, and no one can stop him.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Cancer Ward

“As we grow up we learn that even the person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it gets harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You'll fight with your best friend. You'll blame a new love for things an old one did. You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone you love, so take many pictures, laugh too much and love like you've never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is one minute of happiness you'll never get back.”
Andy Biersack

“It is useless to cry over a thing which is not belong to you....”
Jawad Khalid

Rasheed Ogunlaru
“You won't ever build your confidence from a perception of lack. For it grows and evolves from realising who you are and what you already have.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

“- Você nasceu em dia-de-sexta com os pés no sábado: quando está alegre por dentro é que está triste por fora...”
Guimarães Rosa João

Adam Gidwitz
“She looked up, over the bandage that was nestled under her chin, and saw that the big-belly man with the red beard was starting at her, shaking his head. He looked like he was crying.
"I got ya this time," he whispered, as if to himself. "This time, I got ya.”
Adam Gidwitz, In a Glass Grimmly

“Dear Healer
I do not want to hear "beautiful stories"
about "wonderful" energies.
I want to see the result
Slobodan Boban Manic”
Slobodan Boban Manic

Gustave Flaubert
“..She still was not happy, she never had been. What caused this inadequacy in her life? Why did everything she leaned on instantaneously decay?..”
Gustave Flaubert

“Teachers should teach people
about the laws of the Universe,
love, healthy life
My VISION
about the FUTURE
No Healers, No Doctors, Teaches only”
Slobodan Boban Manic

Thomas Brussig
“Quien de verdad quiera conservar en la memoria lo sucedido, no debe entregarse a los recuerdos. El recuerdo humano es un proceso demasiado agradable como para retener el pasado; es lo contrario de lo que pretende ser. Porque el recuerdo puede más, mucho más: realiza con tenacidad el milagro de concertar la paz con el tiempo ido, en la que se volatiliza cualquier asomo de rencor y el blando velo de la nostalgia se deposita sobre todo lo que se percibió como duro y acerado.
Las personas felices tienen mala memoria y hermosos recuerdos.”
Thomas Brussig, Am kürzeren Ende der Sonnenallee

She S. Rutan
“Kugelrund wirst du sicher nicht. Eher glücklich. In Schokolade sind Delfine, nein Endrophine drin. Ist wie Ecstasy, nur schlimmer. Glaub ich jedenfalls." Sunday lutschte genüßlich seine Schokolade.”
She S. Rutan, Die Akte Daniel

“Faith is the virtue of the storm, just as happiness is the virtue of sunshine.”
Ruth Fulton Benedict

Pascal Bruckner
“Станете собствения си най-добър приятел, спечелете уважението към себе си, мислете положително, осмелете се да живеете хармонично и т.н.": многобройните книги на тази тема ни карат да мислим, че това не е така лесно. Щастието заедно с пазара на духовността представлява не само най-голямата индустрия на времето, то е и съвсем определено новия морален ред: оттук започва разпространението на депресията, оттук всеки бунт срещу угнетителния хедонизъм постоянно напомня за нещастието и за отчаянието. Ето ни виновни, че не се чувстваме добре - зло, за което трябва да отговаряме пред всички останали и пред вътрешната си юрисдикция.”
Pascal Bruckner

Ray Bradbury
“Nuk e di. I kemi të gjitha ç’duhen për të qenë të lumtur, e prapë s’jemi dot të lumtur. Diçka mungon. Kërkova përreth dhe pashë se e vetmja gjë që më mungonte ishin librat, ata që unë i kisha djegur gjatë gjithë këtyre dhjetë a njëzet vjetve të fundit. Dhe atëherë mendova se ndoshta janë librat ata që do të më ndihmojnë.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

“Glück ist ein Geheimnis, es ist still, persönlich und jenseits aller Worte. Man kann es nicht beschreiben, und entgegen allen anders lautenden Behauptungen kann es auch nicht geteilt werden. Sieht man zwei Menschen, die zusammen glücklich sind, weiß man, dass jeder für sich das Glück mitgebracht hat – sie haben es nicht gemeinsam gefunden, denn wie Frieden oder den Heiligen Geist kann man Glück nur finden, wenn man allein ist.”
Burnside, John

Louisa May Alcott
“Friedrich, why didn't you..."

"Ah, heaven, she gifs me the name that no one speaks since Minna died!" cried the Professor, pausing in a puddle to regard her with grateful delight.

"I always call you so to myself––I forgot, but I won't unless you like it."

"Like it? It is more sweet to me than I can tell. Say 'thou', also, and I shall say your language is almost as beautiful as mine."

"Isn't 'thou' a little sentimental?" asked Jo, privately thinking it a lovely monosyllable.

"Sentimental? Yes. Thank Gott, we Germans believe in sentiment, and keep ourselves young mit it. Your English 'you' is so cold, say 'thou', heart's dearest, it means so much to me," pleaded Mr. Bhaer, more like a romantic student than a grave professor.”
Louisa May Alcott

Donna Tartt
“Who knew it was in my power to make anyone so happy? Or that I could ever be so happy myself?”
Donna Tartt

“Do you want to live happily ever after? Stop waiting for something good in life.”
Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

“When you walk and smile at all of those around you, you will find that your smile is as contagious as the common cold but much more welcome.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“And love is two misfortunes which together do an happiness .(Et l’amour, c’est deux malheurs - Qui ensemble font un bonheur)”
Charles de Leusse

Ankit Rawat
“The secret of happiness lies in the lifestyle of a child who lives in present; past and future are only the grammar thing for him.”
Ankit Rawat

Paulo Coelho
“Laimė kartais esti dovana - bet dažniausiai tai kovoje pasiekta pergalė.”
Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

Hermann Hesse
“I do want something more. I’m not content to be happy, that’s not what I’m cut out to be, not what fate intended for me. I’m destined to be the very opposite. I had more than my fair share of unhappiness but my unhappiness was stupid, barren... Because if I wanted to die, and I did, I ought not to have been so afraid of death. The unhappiness I’m in need of and longing for is different. It’s of a kind that will make me hunger for suffering and lust for death. That’s the sort of unhappiness, or happiness, I am waiting for.
There is nothing wrong with this happiness. On the contrary, I love it, feel grateful for it. It’s as beautiful as a sunny day in a summer of rain. But I sense that it can’t last, so it is barren too, this happiness. It is satisfying, but satisfaction is not the nourishment I need. It’s enough to fill Steppenwolf’s stomach and send him to sleep, but it’s not the kind of happiness to die for.

I am very satisfied with my happiness. It’s something I can live with for quite a while yet, but if it occasionally deserts me for an hour or so, allowing me to wake from my sleep and experience a longing for something, what I long for with all my being is not this happiness, not that it should last for ever. Rather, I long to experience suffering again, only more exquisitely, more richly this time. What I yearn for are the kinds of suffering that will make me ready and willing to die.”
Hermann Hesse

Tove Jansson
“Mari hörte nicht so genau zu, ein abenteuerlicher Gedanke begann Form anzunehmen: die Möglichkeit eines ganz eigenen Alleinseins in Frieden und Erwartung, fast eine Art Jux, den man sich erlauben kann, wenn man mit Liebe gesegnet ist.”
Tove Jansson, Fair Play

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