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“Dear me! how happy and good we’d be, if we had no worries!”

– Louisa May Alcott

“As Venus within Eros does not really aim at pleasure, so Eros does not aim at happiness. We may think he does, but when he is brought to the test it proves otherwise… For it is the very mark of Eros that when he is in us we had rather share unhappiness with the Beloved than be happy on any other terms.”

– C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

“I think my quarry is illusion. I war against magic. I believe that, though illusion often cheers and comforts, it ultimately and invariably weakens and constricts the spirit.”

– Irvin D. Yalom

“Our purest form of joy comes when people we envy get hurt. That most genuine form of joy.”

– Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted

“Compassion is the signature of Higher Consciousness. Non-violence is the tool to evolve into the Higher Consciousness.”

– Amit Ray

“Happiness is a strange thing. It is something I tend to recognize only after it has passed, when I realize I miss it.”

– Claire Holden Rothman

“I’ve always believed that happiness is just around the corner. The trick is fining the right corner.”

– Eric Weiner

“If you’re not getting happier as you get older, then you’re fuckin’ up.”

– Ani DiFranco

“If you wait for a cake to be given to you so you will be happy- then you will be happy when someone gives you a cake. But if you buy a cake (or bake one) for yourself so you will be happy, you have found the way of happiness.”

– C. JoyBell C.

“A week feels like a year when you’re seventeen and in love. A twenty minute drive might as well be an ocean. But we were together again and the whole world was rejoicing, even the gravel crunched melodiously under our feet as we danced onward through the night.”

– Chloe Rattray, Sacré Noir