Quotes about happiness
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„when your down on your luck and you've lost all your dreams theres nothing like a campfire and a can of beans“
— Tom Waits American singer-songwriter and actor 1949
„Philippe Durance:... How does one become Michel Crozier?
Michel Crozier: I'm going to give you an absurd answer. One becomes Michel Crozier by accident. I never had a vision of what I wanted to do, nor what I was going to become. I suppose there were a certain number of opportunities which presented themselves, but I hadn't expected any of them.
My first revelation was in America. I was living and working in United States with the aid of a scholarship which I hadn't really requested and just sort of fell into my lap by luck. There were even a few colleagues who said that there must have been an error. That was 1947 and at that time, I considered myself a poet. I didn't know anything about sociology, and I had a grant to study the labour movement in the United States. I discovered both. I forgot how to be a poet and I became passionate for what I had to do. Without any preparation, I interviewed heaps of union members. That allowed me to write a book on American labour unions  and pass my doctoral thesis... So, I found myself to be a sociologist.“
— Michel Crozier French sociologist 1922 - 2013
Michel Crozier in: " The Foresight Interviews Michel Crozier, sociologist and member of the Institute Philippe Durance http://en.laprospective.fr/dyn/anglais/memoire/interview_croziereng.pdf," at en.laprospective.fr, translated by Adam Gerber July 2007
„Here’s to the people we’ve met,
And to the people we’ve fucked,
And to those of us
Who’ve had no such luck.
Here’s to beer in the glass,
And vodka in the cup.
Here’s to pokin’ her in the ass
So she won’t get knocked up.
Here’s to all of you,
And here’s to me,
Together as friends
we’ll always be.
But if we should ever disagree,
Then FUCK ALL OF YOU, HERE’S TO ME!“
— Tucker Max Internet personality; blogger; author 1975
Approximately 26 minutes into the movie, when Tucker and his friends are talking up a bachelorette party.
„In time of crisis, we summon up our strength.
Then, if we are lucky, we are able to call every resource, every forgotten image that can leap to our quickening, every memory that can make us know our power. And this luck is more than it seems to be: it depends on the long preparation of the self to be used.“
— Muriel Rukeyser poet and political activist 1913 - 1980
Context: In time of crisis, we summon up our strength. Then, if we are lucky, we are able to call every resource, every forgotten image that can leap to our quickening, every memory that can make us know our power. And this luck is more than it seems to be: it depends on the long preparation of the self to be used. In time of the crises of the spirit, we are aware of all our need, our need for each other and our need for our selves. We call up, with all the strength of summoning we have, our fullness. Introduction
— Sophie Kinsella, Shopaholic Takes Manhattan
„Darwin's theory of evolution was simple, beautiful, majestic and awe-inspiring. But because it contradicts the allegorical babblings of a bunch of made-up old books, it's been under attack since day one. That's just tough luck for Darwin. If the Bible had contained a passage that claimed gravity is caused by God pulling objects toward the ground with magic invisible threads, we'd still be debating Newton with idiots too.“
— Charlie Brooker journalist, broadcaster and writer from England 1971
The Guardian 2 August 2008. http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2008/aug/02/television.television
— Mario Vargas Llosa Peruvian writer, politician, journalist, and essayist 1936
„A man can trust his luck, but a society can’t; and cultural change, like random mutation, may make things chancier. So they have gone very slowly. At any one point in their history a hasty observer would say that all technological progress and diffusion had ceased. Yet it never has. Compare the torrent and the glacier. Both get where they are going.“
— Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929
Chapter 8 “Another Way into Orgoreyn” (p. 98)
„Life is suffering, and suffering can make you resentful, murderous, and then genocidal, if you take it far enough. So you need an antidote to suffering. And maybe you think that you can build walls of luxury around yourself, and that that will protect you from the suffering. Good luck with that. That isn't going to work. Maybe you think that you could build a delusion and live inside that. Well, that's going to fall apart. What is there, then, that's going to help you fight against suffering? That's easy: It's the Truth. The Truth is the antidote to suffering. The reason for that is because the Truth puts reality behind you, so that you can face the reality that's coming straight at you without becoming weak and degenerating and becoming resentful and wishing for the destruction of Being, because that's the final Hell. The final Hell is your soul wishing for the destruction of everything, because it's too painful, and you're too bitter. And that happens to people all the time.“
— Jordan Peterson Canadian clinical psychologist, cultural critic, and professor of psychology 1962