Quotations About / On: HAPPINESS

  • 11.
    Happiness is always a coincidence.
    (José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 53, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).)
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  • 12.
    Happiness is often hard-hearted.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 13.
    Pleasure usually comes when called, but not happiness.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Seventh Selection, New York (1990).)
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  • 14.
    A good education is another name for happiness.
    (Ann Plato (1820-?), U.S. teacher and author. As quoted in Black Women in Nineteenth-Century American Life, part 2, by Bert James Loewenberg and Ruth Bogin (1976). Plato, a free African American who was a schoolmistress in Hartford, Connecticut, said this in 1841.)
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  • 15.
    Like the man said, can happiness buy money?
    (Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Vincent Rapallo (Frank Silvera), Killer's Kiss, to a woman rejecting him for the poorer man she loves (1955).)
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  • 16.
    So far as laws and institutions avail, men should have equality of opportunity for happiness; that is, of education, wealth, power. These make happiness secure. An equal diffusion of happiness so far as laws and institutions avail.
    (Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822-1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. IV, p. 607, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Diary (October 19, 1890).)
  • 17.
    We have lived through the era when happiness was a warm puppy, and the era when happiness was a dry martini, and now we have come to the era when happiness is "knowing what your uterus looks like."
    (Nora Ephron (b. 1941), U.S. author and humorist. Crazy Salad, ch. 7 (1972). On the feminist medical self-help movement. "Happiness is a warm puppy" was an earlier saying, originating with Charles Schulz, Peanuts cartoonist.)
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  • 18.
    Desire is happiness: satisfaction as happiness is merely the ultimate moment of desire. To be wish and wish alone is happiness, and a new wish over and over again.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 211, selection 5[1], number 209, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to November 1882February 1883.)
  • 19.
    The idea that happiness could have a share in beauty would be too much of a good thing.
    (Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), German critic, philosopher. repr. In Illuminations, ed. Hannah Arendt (1968). The Image of Proust, sct. 1 (1929).)
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  • 20.
    Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
    (Anatole France (1844-1924), French author. "The Log, November 30, 1859," The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard (1881).)
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