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1. "Whenever the masses seized political power, then it was happiness rather than truth and beauty that mattered."
Author: Aldous Huxley
2. "For nothing bestializes a being like the taste for eternal happiness, the search for eternal happiness at any price, and mademoiselle Lucifer is that slut who never wanted to abandon eternal happiness."
Author: Antonin Artaud
3. "All my life I was fascinated by memory," Squire told me. "Then I met E.P., and saw how rich life can be even if you can't remember it. The brain has this amazing ability to find happiness even when the memories of it are gone."
Author: Charles Duhigg
4. "But 'tis a sad thing that all one's happiness is only that the world does not know you are miserable."
Author: Dorothy Osborne
5. "It is quite an old-fashioned fallacy to suppose that our objection to scepticism is that it removes the discipline from life. Our objection to scepticism is that it removes the motive power. Materialism is not a thing which destroys mere restraint. Materialism itself is the great restraint."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
6. "[I]t is well to have as many holds upon happiness as possible."
Author: Jane Austen
7. "The pause was to Elizabeth's feelings dreadful. At length, with a voice of forced calmness, he said: "And this is all the reply which I am to have the honour of expecting! I might, perhaps, wish to be informed why, with so little endeavour at civility, I am thus rejected. But it is of small importance.""I might as well inquire," replied she, "why with so evident a desire of offending and insulting me, you chose to tell me that you liked me against your will, against your reason, and even against your character? Was not this some excuse for incivility, if I was uncivil? But I have other provocations. You know I have. Had not my feelings decided against you— had they been indifferent, or had they even been favourable, do you think that any consideration would tempt me to accept the man who has been the means of ruining, perhaps for ever, the happiness of a most beloved sister?"
Author: Jane Austen
8. "All those who prefer peace to power, and happiness to glory should thank the colonized people for their civilizing mission. By liberating themselves, they made Europeans more modest, less racist, and more human. Let us hope that the process continues and that the Americans are obliged to follow the same course. When one's own cause is unjust, defeat can be liberating."
Author: Jean Bricmont
9. "I've excluded happiness as one of those possibilities we seek for ourselves. Oh, I still want it, but that's beside the point. Contentment - they say it's the ultimate, but I can't even wish for that. I don't even want the desire to be content. I can only hope for silence."
Author: Jhonen Vasquez
10. "Listening to the sound of the water, her sound, her lovely body glistening through the room a moment from now. There are only moments. Live in this one. The happiness of these days."
Author: Kate Millett
11. "Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal. The winged fairies of Grimm and Andersen have brought more happiness to childish hearts than all other human creations."
Author: L. Frank Baum
12. "Why is it that happiness can disappear in an instant but sadness stays around forever?"
Author: Marsha Qualey
13. "Good cheer is a state of mind or mood that promotes happiness or joy... With God's help, good cheer permits us to rise above the depressing present or difficult circumstances. It is a process of positive reassurance and reinforcement. It is sunshine when clouds block the light."
Author: Marvin J. Ashton
14. "When I look into your eyes all I can see is a soulless silhouette of a person who found happiness in being a pincushion."
Author: Michael Kloss
15. "The weak fear happiness itself. They can harm themselves on cotton wool. Sometimes they are wounded even by happiness"
Author: Osamu Dazai
16. "I see that any materialism in life coarsens the soul, and that the hunger of the body and the appetites of the flesh desecrate always, and often destroy."
Author: Oscar Wilde
17. "That sense of happiness just out beyond my reach - I'm not sure I'd grasped that exactly, but I'd got something close to it, contentment maybe, or at least a functioning routine with regular rewards."
Author: Sebastian Faulks
18. "I'll have a cup full of Happiness and a pocket full of Rainbows to go."
Author: Stanley Victor Paskavich
19. "Contentment and Happiness didn't exist in my life for more than a few moments at a time, and they were really only illusionary."
Author: Sylvia Day
20. "I became aware of just how fleeting the sense of happiness was, and how flimsy its basis: a warm restaurant after having come in from the rain, the smell of food and wine, interesting conversation, daylight falling weakly on the polished cherrywood of the tables. It took so little to move the mood from one level to another, as one might push pieces on a chessboard. Even to be aware of this, in the midst of a happy moment, was to push one of those pieces, and to become slightly less happy."
Author: Teju Cole

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In the outside world, he told me, there was no real silence."
Author: Chuck Palahniuk

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