Quotations About / On: HAPPY

  • 1.
    I'm not happy. I'm not happy at all.
    (Billy Wilder (b. 1906), Austrian-born U.S. film director, producer, writer, and Charles Brackett (1892-1969), U.S. screenwriter. Phillips (Walter Abel), Arise My Love, after Augusta gets a plum assignment in Berlin, and four other times during the film (1940).)
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  • 2.
    If our condition were truly happy, we would not need diversion from thinking of it in order to make ourselves happy.
    (Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. repr. Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago (1952). Pensées, no. 165 (1670), trans. J.M. Dent & Sons, London (1931).)
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  • 3.
    This is going to be a happy day. Another happy day.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Winnie, in Happy Days, p. 23, Grove Press (1961).)
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  • 4.
    France may claim the happiest marriages in the world, but the happiest divorces in the world are "made in America."
    (Helen Rowland (1875-1950), U.S. journalist. "What Every Woman Wonders," A Guide to Men (1922).)
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  • 5.
    The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. The Mill on the Floss, bk. 6, ch. 3 (1860).)
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    When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Henry, in The Picture of Dorian Gray, ch. 6 (1891).)
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  • 7.
    Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.
    (Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), British poet. A Defence of Poetry (written 1821, published 1840).)
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  • 8.
    Happy the people whose annals are vacant.
    (Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish essayist, historian. History of the French Revolution, vol. 1, bk. 2, ch. 1 (1837). Quoting "a paradoxical philosopher" in reply to an aphorism of Montesquieu's, "Happy the people whose annals are tiresome.")
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  • 9.
    Happy Rome, born in my consulship!
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher. quoted in Satires, bk. 10, l. 122, Juvenal. satirized by Juvenal as an example of Cicero's lack of poetic style (O fortunatam natam me consule Romam!).)
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  • 10.
    The happy ending is our national belief.
    (Mary McCarthy (1912-1989), U.S. author, critic. "America the Beautiful: The Humanist in the Bathtub," pt. 1, On the Contrary (first published Sept. 1947, repr. 1962).)
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