— Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass
„“Will you write the story?”
“If there is one.”
“Happy ending or no?” He was serious.
She attempted a smile. “Fairy tales always have a happy ending.”
He leaned back in his chair. “That depends.”
“On whether you are Rumplestiltskin or the Queen.”“
— Jane Yolen American speculative fiction and children's writer 1939
Chapter 16 (p. 91)
„Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.“
— Dale Carnegie American writer and lecturer 1888 - 1955
As quoted in Plenty of Time to Sleep When You're Dead : A Compilation of Life-changing Quotes (2006) by Richard Caridi Variant: Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think. As quoted in Sprituality in a Materialistic World (2008) by Leslie Klein
„Some would argue, you know, in some of the books of the New Testament, the ending of the Book of Job is different. I think, if I'm not mistaken, there's one book where there's a more optimistic ending, which we believe was tacked on later.“
— Howard Dean American political activist 1948
January 3, 2004 http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2004/101/12.0.html
— Chinmayananda Saraswati Indian spiritual teacher 1916 - 1993
— Irving Caesar American composer and lyricist 1895 - 1996
"Sometimes I'm Happy".
„I just wanted to be the first one to fly for America, not because I'd end up in the pages of history books.“
— Alan Shepard American astronaut 1923 - 1998
Marcia Dunn, Associated Press Aerospace Writer (May 1, 1991) "Ex-Astronaut Recalls Thrill of 1st U.S. Space Flight", The Deseret News, p. A1.
— Heinrich Heine German poet, journalist, essayist, and literary critic 1797 - 1856
Almansor: A Tragedy (1823), as translated in True Religion (2003) by Graham Ward, p. 142 Variant translations: Wherever books are burned, men in the end will also burn. Where they burn books, at the end they also burn people. Where they burn books, they will also burn people. It is there, where they burn books, that eventually they burn people. Where they burn books, so too will they in the end burn human beings. Where they burn books, they also burn people. Them that begin by burning books, end by burning men.