Quotations About / On: HAPPY

  • 51.
    "Poor but happy" is not a phrase invented by a poor person.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 52.
    I begin to see that a man's got to be in his own heaven to be happy.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. 1907. Eli Stormfield, in "Extracts from Capt. Stormfield's Visit to Heaven," p. 835, Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays, 1891-1910, Library of America (1992).)
  • 53.
    You are as happy as you think you are, but not necessarily as miserable as you imagine.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 54.
    One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood.
    (Agatha Christie (1890-1976), British mystery writer. As quoted in Wit and Wisdom for the Peanut Butter Gang, by H. Jackson Brown (1994).)
  • 55.
    It is not every man who can be exquisitely miserable, any more than exquisitely happy.
    (James Boswell (1740-1795), Scottish author. repr. In vol. 1, pp. 136-37, Stanford University Press (1928). The Hypochondriack, No. V (Feb. 1778).)
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  • 56.
    The American Dream, the idea of the happy ending, is an avoidance of responsibility and commitment.
    (Jill Robinson (b. 1936), U.S. novelist. As quoted in American Dreams, book 1 part 1, by Studs Terkel (1980). The daughter of movie producer Dore Schary, Robinson had grown up in Hollywood and was referring obliquely to the movie industry's preference for happy endings.)
  • 57.
    Perhaps the happiest moment of my life was then, when I saw that our line didn't break and that the enemy's did.
    (Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. II, p. 551, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Hayes to Sardis Birchard (December 20, 1864). Hayes's reaction to the success of the crucial charge he led at Opequon.)
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  • 58.
    To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright.
    (Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), German critic, philosopher. repr. In One-Way Street and Other Writings (1978). "Fancy Goods," One-Way Street (1928).)
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  • 59.
    Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.
    (Seneca (c. 5-65), Roman writer, philosopher, statesman. Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 90.)
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  • 60.
    Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.
    (Hunter S. Thompson (b. 1939), U.S. journalist. letter to The Champion, repr. In Songs of the Doomed (1991). The Champion (July 1990). The Champion is a publication of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.)
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