Quotations About / On: HAPPY

  • 71.
    Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
    (Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1845), U.S. poet, critic, short-story writer. repr. In The Centenary Poe, ed. Montagu Slater (1949). "Re-Living the Old Life," Marginalia (1844-1849).)
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  • 72.
    A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.
    (Marlene Dietrich (1904-1992), German-born U.S. film actor. "Unmade Bed," Marlene Dietrich's ABC (1962).)
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  • 73.
    I know it does make people happy, but to me it is just like having a cup of tea.
    (Cynthia Paine (b. 1934), British housewife, brothel-keeper. remark, Nov. 8, 1987. quoted in Sunday Correspondent (London, Dec. 24, 1989). After Paine was acquitted of running a brothel in Streatham, South London, in the "sex-for-luncheon-vouchers" case.)
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  • 74.
    I read less and less. I have not forgiven books for their failure to tell me the truth and make me happy.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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  • 75.
    Literary tradition is full of lies about poverty—the jolly beggar, the poor but happy milkmaid, the wholesome diet of porridge, etc.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 76.
    ... but I do not remember ever having seen a newspaper in the house; and, most certainly, that privation did not render us less industrious, happy, or free.
    (William Cobbett (1762-1835), British author, publisher, Member of Parliament. Life and Adventures of Peter Porcupine, p. 22, London, The Nonesuch Press (1927).)
  • 77.
    A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 78.
    The class of citizens who provide at once their own food and their own raiment, may be viewed as the most truly independent and happy.
    (James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. "Republican Distribution of Citizens" (March 3, 1792). W.T. Hutchinson et al., The Papers of James Madison, vol. 14, p. 246, Chicago and Charlottesville, Virginia (1962-1991).)
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  • 79.
    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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  • 80.
    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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