„If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.“

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„Trust your happiness and the richness of your life at this moment. It is as true and as much yours as anything else that ever happened to you.“

—  Katherine Anne Porter American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist 1890 - 1980

Zdroj: Letters of Katherine Anne Porter

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„Seeing things die makes you and your murderers happy, and you want to make them happier still!“

—  Harry Harrison American science fiction author 1925 - 2012

Zdroj: Deathworld (1960), p. 112
Kontext: The compartment was getting crowded as other Pyrrans pushed in. Kerk, almost to the door, turned back to face Jason.
"I'll tell you what's wrong with armistice," he said. "It's a coward's way out, that's what it is. It's all right for you to suggest it, you're from off-world and don't know any better. But do you honestly think I could entertain such a defeatist notion for one instant? When I speak, I speak not only for myself, but for all of us here. We don't mind fighting, and we know how to do it. We know that if this war was over we could build a better world here. At the same time, if we have the choice of continued war or a cowardly peace — we vote for war. This war will only be over when the enemy is utterly destroyed!"
The listening Pyrrans murmured in agreement, and Jason had to shout to be heard above them. "That's really wonderful. I bet you even think it's original. But don't you hear all that cheering offstage? Those are the spirits of every saber-rattling sonofabitch that ever plugged for noble war. They even recognize the old slogan. We're on the side of light, and the enemy is a creature of darkness. And it doesn't matter a damn if the other side is saying the same thing. You've still got the same old words that have been killing people since the birth of the human race. A 'cowardly peace,' that's a good one. Peace means not being at war, not fighting. How can you have a cowardly not-fighting. What are you trying to hide with this semantic confusion? Your real reasons? I can't blame you for being ashamed of them — I would be. Why don't you just come out and say you are keeping the war going because you enjoy killing? Seeing things die makes you and your murderers happy, and you want to make them happier still!"

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„Your success and happiness lie in you.“

—  Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968

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„There is no home here. There is no security in your mansions or your fortresses, your family vaults or your banks or your double beds. Understand this fact, and you will be free. Accept it, and you will be happy.“

—  Christopher Isherwood English novelist 1904 - 1986

"Los Angeles" p. 162
Exhumations (1966)
Kontext: An afternoon drive from Los Angeles will take you up into the high mountains, where eagles circle above the forests and the cold blue lakes, or out over the Mojave Desert, with its weird vegetation and immense vistas. Not very far away are Death Valley, and Yosemite, and Sequoia Forest with its giant trees which were growing long before the Parthenon was built; they are the oldest living things in the world. One should visit such places often, and be conscious, in the midst of the city, of their surrounding presence. For this is the real nature of California and the secret of its fascination; this untamed, undomesticated, aloof, prehistoric landscape which relentlessly reminds the traveller of his human condition and the circumstances of his tenure upon the earth. "You are perfectly welcome," it tells him, "during your short visit. Everything is at your disposal. Only, I must warn you, if things go wrong, don't blame me. I accept no responsibility. I am not part of your neurosis. Don't cry to me for safety. There is no home here. There is no security in your mansions or your fortresses, your family vaults or your banks or your double beds. Understand this fact, and you will be free. Accept it, and you will be happy."

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„As you live out your desolation, you can be either unhappy or happy. Having that choice is what constitutes your freedom.“

—  Milan Kundera, kniha Identity

Identity (1998)
Kontext: As you live out your desolation, you can be either unhappy or happy. Having that choice is what constitutes your freedom.<!-- (pg 146)

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„Old teenage hopes are alive at your door
Left you with nothing
But they want some more.“

—  Leslie Feist Canadian musician 1976

"1 2 3 4" (written with Sally Seltmann)
The Reminder (2007)
Kontext: One Two Three Four
Tell me that you love me more
Sleepless, long nights
That was what my youth was for Old teenage hopes are alive at your door
Left you with nothing
But they want some more.

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„You will never be happier than you expect. To change your happiness, change your expectation.“

—  Bette Davis film and television actress from the United States 1908 - 1989

Gerhard Gschwandtner, Great Thoughts to Sell By: Quotes to Motivate You to Success, McGraw-Hill Professional, 2007, ISBN 0071475990, p. 89.
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„When you look at your life the greatest happinesses are family happinesses.“

—  Joyce Brothers Joyce Brothers 1927 - 2013

As quoted in Three Hundred and Twenty-Five Prompts for Personal Journals (1995) by James A. Senn, p. 44

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