Happiness and Misery
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I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities. It is the only pleasure I have left.
So go for the jump, and chase all your dreams.
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow.
Be good and you will be lonesome.
Sloppy, raggedy-assed old life. I love it. I never want to die.
When the world has once begun to use us ill, it afterwards continues the same treatment with less scruple or ceremony, as men do to a whore.
Man is only happy as he finds a work worth doing, and does it well.
The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.
Don't underestimate the value of doing nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.
What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease.
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four. If that is granted, all else follows.
If what Proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, then I will never know happiness. For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation.
Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you will cease to be so.