Quotations About / On: HAPPY

  • 61.
    An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. I am happy to be both halves, the watcher and the watched.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. Notebooks (1935-42) (1962).)
    More quotations from: Albert Camus, happy
  • 62.
    The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "The Myth of Sisyphus," The Myth of Sisyphus (1942, trans. 1955). Last words of this work.)
    More quotations from: Albert Camus, imagine, happy, heart
  • 63.
    But my deepest and most secret love belongs to the fair-haired and the blue-eyed, the bright children of life, the happy, the charming and the ordinary.
    (Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. originally published in Tristan. Sechs Novellen, Fischer (1903). Tonio Kröger, ch. 9, p. 192, trans. by David Luke, Bantam Classic (1988). Tonio Kröger's decadent yearning for an Aryan ideal.)
  • 64.
    Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
    (Marcel Proust (1871-1922), French novelist. "Regrets, Reveries, Changing Skies," no. 12, Pleasures and Regrets (1896, trans. 1948).)
    More quotations from: Marcel Proust, happy, people
  • 65.
    This mother needs happy, reputable children, and that one needs unhappy ones: otherwise she cannot show her kindness as a mother.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 267, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Woman and Child," aphorism 387, "Maternal Kindness," (1878).)
  • 66.
    It is said, proverbially, that happy is the doctor who is called in when the disease is on its way out.
    (François Rabelais (1494-1553), French author, evangelist. Bridoye, in Third Book, ch. 41, p. 481, Pleiade edition (1995).)
    More quotations from: François Rabelais, happy
  • 67.
    I never meet anyone nowadays who admits to having had a happy childhood. Everyone appears to think happiness betokens a lack of sensitivity.
    (Jessamyn West (1907-1984), U.S. novelist and autobiographer. The Life I Really Lived, part 1 (1979).)
  • 68.
    Marriage is the highest state of friendship: If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Clarissa, in Clarissa, vol. 3, p. 288, AMS Press (1990).)
  • 69.
    Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. The Old Curiosity Shop, ch. 12, p. 93 (1841).)
  • 70.
    Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. The Old Curiosity Shop, ch. 12, p. 93 (1841).)
[Hata Bildir]