Quotes on Happiness, RSS

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    “The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.” ~ Virginia Woolf
     
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    I couldn’t survive my own pessimism if I didn’t have some kind of sunny little dream. … Human beings will be happier — not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie — but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That’s my utopia. That’s what I want for me.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     
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    People hate it when they’re tickled because laughter is not pleasant, if it goes on too long. I think it’s a desperate sort of convulsion in desperate circumstances, which helps a little.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     
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    Where is home? I’ve wondered where home is, and I realized, it’s not Mars or someplace like that, it’s Indianapolis when I was nine years old. I had a brother and a sister, a cat and a dog, and a mother and a father and uncles and aunts. And there’s no way I can get there again.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     
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    [When Vonnegut tells his wife he’s going out to buy an envelope] Oh, she says, well, you’re not a poor man. You know, why don’t you go online and buy a hundred envelopes and put them in the closet? And so I pretend not to hear her. And go out to get an envelope because I’m going to have a hell of a good time in the process of buying one envelope. I meet a lot of people. And, see some great looking babes. And a fire engine goes by. And I give them the thumbs up. And, and ask a woman what kind of dog that is. And, and I don’t know. The moral of the story is, is we’re here on Earth to fart around. And, of course, the computers will do us out of that. And, what the computer people don’t realize, or they don’t care, is we’re dancing animals. You know, we love to move around. And, we’re not supposed to dance at all anymore.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     
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    I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, “If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.”

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     
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    We all only live once. So we are obligated to make good use of the time that we have, and to do something that is meaningful and satisfying. This is something that I find meaningful and satisfying. That is my temperament. I enjoy creating systems on a grand scale, and I enjoy helping people who are vulnerable. And I enjoy crushing bastards. So it is enjoyable work.

    Julian Assange, Wikileaks
     
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    When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others.

    Anais Nin
     
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    Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

    H Thurman
     
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    I should have drunk more champagne.

    John Maynard Keynes’ last words
     
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    Have as much fun, joy, and pleasure as you can while causing no harm to others.

    Lee Pulos, Psychologist
     
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    Be as curious and respectful of other people as you can, be inventive about how to bring more excitement into your interactions- be out there.

    Susan Samuels-Drake, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     
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    Listen to the voices inside of you, they will tell you what is right and what is wrong, they will bring you happiness and peace; if you don’t listen to them they can create anxiety, discontentment, and unhappiness.

    Bert Wilson, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     
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    Never dwell on the negative in your life, bad things happen all the time, even in bad situations look for the good and you will find it.

    Rufus Riggs, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     
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    Recognize that you are born with the capacity to be in the world and not dependent on the circumstances in which you find yourself; don’t take yourself seriously, don’t get trapped by the ideas in your head; they are not the same as the reality.

    Donald Klein, psychologist and author
     

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