"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson (via feellng
"Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind."
"I am in general a very pessimistic person with an optimistic, day-to-day take on things. The bare facts of life are utterly terrifying. And yet, one can laugh. Indeed, one has to laugh precisely because of the darkness…"
— Alain de Botton, Interview by Andrea Lawless, Three Monkeys Online