„HAPPINESS ONLY REAL WHEN SHARED.“
Written on a page in his copy of Doctor Zhivago
He is attributed to have commented on this Doctor Zhivago passage: "And so it turned out that only a life similar to the life of those around us, merging with it without a ripple, is genuine life, and that an unshared happiness is not happiness..." (Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild, Pan Macmillan, 2011 p. 188; see also http://www.christophermccandless.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5479)
„The only real formula for real success is Work and Faith. All may achieve this sort of success for all may work and the only happiness, the only success, is in labor.“
— Antonio Moreno Spanish-American film actor and director 1887 - 1967
Other rewards do not count, comparatively. The joy of leisure is an illusion. The chief reason for my liking serials for as long as I did was because they kept me constantly at work, whereas feature pictures do permit of a week or more idleness in between.
The True Story of My Life http://www.public.asu.edu/~bruce/Taylor57.txt (November 8 - December 13, 1924)
„That was when I realized, as terrifying and painful as reality can be, it’s also the only place where you can find true happiness. Because reality is real.“
— Ernest Cline, kniha Ready Player One
Zdroj: Ready Player One
„It kills the pain. You go back until at last you are beyond its reach. Only the past when you were happy is real.“
— Eugene O'Neill, Long Day's Journey into Night
Page 107 (Act 3)
Long Day's Journey into Night (1955)
— Stephen R. Covey, kniha First Things First
First Things First (1994), Disputed
„I wrote somewhere once that the third-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking with the majority, the second-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking with the minority, and the first-rate mind was only happy when it was thinking.“
— A.A. Milne British author 1882 - 1956
War with Honour http://books.google.com/books?id=QmQDAAAAMAAJ&q="I+wrote+somewhere+once+that+the+third+rate+mind+was+only+happy+when+it+was+thinking+with+the+majority+the+second+rate+mind+was+only+happy+when+it+was+with+the+minority+and+a+first+rate+mind+was+only+happy+when+it+was+thinking", Macmillan War Pamphlets, Issue 2 (1940).
„A lot of people, they think, ‘Oh, I’m only going to be happy when I find a special person who is going to make me happy.’ No. In life, you have to be happy with yourself first, number one. When you’re happy with yourself, you have to find another person who is happy with herself so you can share your happiness.“
— Fabio Lanzoni Italian model, actor and author 1961
Fifteen hours with Fabio http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/style/2015/12/23/fabio/?utm_term=.55d4ac289b9c (December 23, 2015)
— George Orwell English author and journalist 1903 - 1950
— Dale Carnegie, kniha How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
Zdroj: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
— Anna Akhmatova Russian modernist poet 1889 - 1966
„we are human beings, we are born full of guilt; we feel terrified when happiness becomes a real possibility.“
— Paulo Coelho, kniha Jedenáct minut
Zdroj: Eleven Minutes
— David Levithan, kniha Will Grayson, Will Grayson
Zdroj: Will Grayson, Will Grayson
— Jack Vance, kniha Emphyrio
Zdroj: Emphyrio (1969), Chapter 5
„Sharing instructions about how to perform better for others is very different than sharing feelings about life experiences that make us happy or sad.“
— Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943
Women Can't Hear What Men Don't Say (2000)
„The world is so unhappy because it is ignorant of the true Self. Man's real nature is happiness. Happiness is inborn in the true Self. Man's search for happiness is an unconscious search for his true Self. The true Self is imperishable; therefore, when a man finds it, he finds a happiness which does not come to an end.“
— Ramana Maharshi Indian religious leader 1879 - 1950
Abide as the Self
„Justice is the only worship.
Love is the only priest.
Ignorance is the only slavery.
Happiness is the only good.
The time to be happy is now,
The place to be happy is here,
The way to be happy is to make others so.
Wisdom is the science of happiness.“
— Robert G. Ingersoll Union United States Army officer 1833 - 1899
„Only when the happiness is past and we look back on it we do suddenly realize — sometimes with astonishment — how happy we had been.“
— Nikos Kazantzakis, kniha Zorba the Greek
Zdroj: Zorba the Greek (1946), Ch. 6
Kontext: While experiencing happiness, we have difficulty in being conscious of it. Only when the happiness is past and we look back on it we do suddenly realize — sometimes with astonishment — how happy we had been.