Best Quotes About Happy

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore. -Ogden Nash

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. -Abraham Lincoln

Prudent people are very happy; 'tis an exceeding fine thing, that's certain, but I was born without it, and shall retain to my day of Death the Humour of saying what I think. -Mary Wortley Montagu

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble? -Benjamin Spock

When unhappy, one doubts everything; when happy, one doubts nothing. -Joseph Roux

Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy. -Robert Anthony

I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. -J. D. Salinger

You all look like happy campers to me. Happy campers you are, happy campers you have been, and, as far as I am concerned, happy campers you will always be. -Dan Quayle

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies. -Erich Fromm

When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age. -Victor Hugo

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. -Hugh Downs

It's the most unhappy people who most fear change. -Mignon McLaughlin

You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy. -Eric Hoffer

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. -Marcel Proust

If you want to be happy, be. -Leo Tolstoy

Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. -Saint Augustine

We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all. -Jean de la Bruyere

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. -Dalai Lama

The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not. -George Bernard Shaw

We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier. -Walter Savage Landor

People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy. -Anton Chekhov

If you are not happy here and now, you never will be. -Taisen Deshimaru

In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you're happy? -Leslie Caron

The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so. -William Inge

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. -Albert Camus

Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow. -James M. Barrie

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! -Charles Dickens

A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance. -Anatole France

We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person. -W. Somerset Maugham

How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being. -Oscar Wilde

I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her own way. And second, let her have it. -Lyndon B. Johnson

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. -Henny Youngman

No married man is genuinely happy if he has to drink worse whisky than he used to drink when he was single. -H. L. Mencken

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. -Paul Dudley White

It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. -Lucille Ball

As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you. -Fran Lebowitz

A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts. -Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. -Andre Maurois

The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it. -Mother Teresa

The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don't give a damn. -Agatha Christie

I'm the type who'd be happy not going anywhere as long as I was sure I knew exactly what was happening at the places I wasn't going to. I'm the type who'd like to sit home and watch every party that I'm invited to on a monitor in my bedroom. -Andy Warhol

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. -Friedrich Nietzsche

I'm so happy because today I found my friends – they're in my head. -Kurt Cobain

In Hollywood, all marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes the problems. -Shelley Winters

If you are as happy in entering the White House as I shall feel on returning to Wheatland, you are a happy man indeed. -James Buchanan

I'm not suggesting that the play is without fault; all of my plays are imperfect, I'm rather happy to say-it leaves me something to do. -Edward Albee

I prefer to remember the happy things over 10 years, the things that went well. Let me see, what did go well? -Rudolf Bing

I am perfectly happy to believe that nobody likes us but the public. -Rudolf Bing

Writers seldom choose as friends those self-contained characters who are never in trouble, never unhappy or ill, never make mistakes and always count their change when it is handed to them. -Catherine Drinker Bowen

I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world. -Helen Keller

I think writing about unhappiness is probably the source of my popularity, if I have any-after all, most people are unhappy, don't you think? -Philip Larkin

One night some short weeks ago, for the first time in her not always happy life, Marilyn Monroe's soul sat down alone to a quiet supper from which it did not rise. -Clifford Odets

Don't wish me happiness – I don't expect to be happy it's gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor – I will need them all. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us. -William Hazlitt

To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy, the true empire of beauty. -Samuel Butler

Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

The more refined one is, the more unhappy. -Anton Chekhov

A happy family is but an earlier heaven. -George Bernard Shaw

The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end and beginning of his life. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If thou be industrious to procure wealth, be generous in the disposal of it. Man never is so happy as when he giveth happiness unto another. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowded with fruition. -Oliver Goldsmith

It is the mind that maketh good or ill, That maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor. -Michel de Montaigne

We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament, and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy. -Cyril Connolly

Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet. -Earl Nightingale

We don't develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity. -Barbara De Angelis

No one could be more happy than a man who has never known affliction. -Fay Weldon

A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it. -John Galsworthy

Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight. -Mark Victor Hansen

One can be very happy without demanding that others agree with them. -Ira Gershwin

If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be. -John Heywood

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others. -Robert A. Heinlein

Only a fool expects to be happy all the time. -Robertson Davies

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing. -William Butler Yeats

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. -Henry Ward Beecher

Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life. -Arnold Bennett

If a man is happy in America, it is considered he is doing something wrong. -Clarence Darrow

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. -Anne Frank

I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like child stringing beads in kindergarten, – happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another. -Brenda Ueland

Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so. -Robert Green Ingersoll

The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. -H. L. Mencken

He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed. -Hector Hugh Munro

The word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. -Carl Jung

Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought. Count up, if you can, the treasure of happiness that you would dispense in a week, in a year, in a lifetime! -Lawrence G. Lovasik

I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire. In fact, I consider it integral to our success mechanism. Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble. If you must have it in order to be happy, then you are denying the happiness of the here and now. -Peter McWilliams

Take care of him. And make him feel important. And if you can do that, you'll have a happy and wonderful marriage. Like two out of every ten couples. -Neil Simon

There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors… But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity. -Claude Adrien Helvetius

Sometimes I find that in my happy moments I could not believe that I had ever been miserable. -Marion Milner

If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work. -Thich Nhat Hanh

Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy. -Wayne Dyer

There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again. -Clint Eastwood

Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I'm using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I'm happy with that. -Aretha Franklin

Women's Lib? Poor little things. They always look so unhappy. Have you noticed how bitter their faces are? -Joan Crawford

I don't get angry very often. I lose my temper rarely. And when I do, there's always a legitimate cause. Normally I have a great lightness of being. I take things in a very happy, amused way. -Julia Roberts

I enjoy money. Not enough people in this world are happy. I'm determined to be contented, and having plenty of money from working makes it easier for me. -Karen Carpenter

Find me a man who's interesting enough to have dinner with and I'll be happy. -Lauren Bacall

I have been very happy with my homes, but homes really are no more than the people who live in them. -Nancy Reagan

I love that quiet time when nobody's up and the animals are all happy to see me. -Olivia Newton-John

I'm happy, and I think being happy keeps you looking young. -Olivia Newton-John

I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that. -Princess Diana

Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and numbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me – I am happy. -Hamlin Garland

I want to be an artist that everyone can relate to, that's young, happy and fun. -Britney Spears

No one's ever happy with their position in Hollywood. You hear that from people you'd never dream would complain. -Yasmine Bleeth

If you can do what you do best and be happy, you're further along in life than most people. -Leonardo DiCaprio

Sometimes I think my husband is so amazing that I don't know why he's with me. I don't know whether I'm good enough. But if I make him happy, then I'm everything I want to be. -Angelina Jolie

All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy. -Spike Milligan

My parents wanted me to be a lawyer. But I don't think I would have been very happy. I'd be in front of the jury singing. -Jennifer Lopez

I have stepped off the relationship scene to come to terms with myself. I have spent most of my adult life being 'someone's girlfriend', and now I am happy being single. -Penelope Cruz

My ambition is to be happy. -Penelope Cruz

I don't think there's a problem with being a teen idol, if that happens to me, I'll be happy to deal with it. -Josh Hartnett

I don't want to be stinky poo poo girl, I want to be happy flower child. -Drew Barrymore

Let us all be happy, and live within our means, even if we have to borrow the money to do it with. -Charles Farrar Browne

I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, and I'm happy, Doctor, I finally won out over it. -James Stewart

It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich. -Alan Alda

One thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve. -Albert Schweitzer

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation. -George Bernard Shaw

No one can be happy who has been thrust outside the pale of truth. And there are two ways that one can be removed from this realm: by lying, or by being lied to. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The companies that survive longest are the one's that work out what they uniquely can give to the world not just growth or money but their excellence, their respect for others, or their ability to make people happy. Some call those things a soul. -Charles Handy

It isn't necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy. -Groucho Marx

Peace is the happy natural state of man; war is corruption and disgrace. -James Thomson

Remember that as a teenager you are in the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear the phone is for you. -Fran Lebowitz

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. -Benjamin Franklin

There must be a happy medium somewhere between being totally informed and blissfully unaware. -Doug Larson

Brotherhood is not just a Bible word. Out of comradeship can come and will come the happy life for all. -Heywood Broun

He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden. -Plato

In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it. -John Ruskin

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. -Norman Vincent Peale

Use, do not abuse… neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy. -Voltaire

Come, let us have some tea and continue to talk about happy things. -Chaim Potok

The purpose of our lives is to be happy. -Dalai Lama

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve. -Albert Schweitzer

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be. -Anne Frank

My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right? -Charles M. Schulz

The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty-stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man. -George Bernard Shaw

Most successes are unhappy. That's why they are successes – they have to reassure themselves about themselves by achieving something that the world will notice. -Agatha Christie

To lose one's self in reverie, one must be either very happy, or very unhappy. Reverie is the child of extremes. -Antoine Rivarol

The palace is not safe when the cottage is not happy. -Benjamin Disraeli

Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness. -Maurice Maeterlinck

It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality. -Samuel Johnson

Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be. -Marshall McLuhan

The worst part of success is to try finding someone who is happy for you. -Bette Midler

All marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes all the problems. -Shelley Winters

If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy. -Thomas Jefferson

We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest. -Horace

Only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. One is to let her think she is having her own way, and the other is to let her have it. -Lyndon B. Johnson

The only really happy folk are married women and single men. -H. L. Mencken

Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention. -Simone Weil

We are so happy to advise others that occasionally we even do it in their interest. -Jules Renard

It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it. -W. Somerset Maugham

Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter. -Paul Klee

All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. -Leo Tolstoy

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself. -Publilius Syrus

No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy. -Thomas Fuller

Luckier than one's neighbor, but still not happy. -Euripides

Italy, and the spring and first love all together should suffice to make the gloomiest person happy. -Bertrand Russell

There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one – keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy. -Mark Twain

When I was a child people simply looked about them and were moderately happy; today they peer beyond the seven seas, bury themselves waist deep in tidings, and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad. -E. B. White

The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit. -Jonathan Swift

Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so. -Edgar Allan Poe

I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago. -Edgar Allan Poe

You don't seem to realize that a poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money would help. -Jean Kerr

No one can look back on his schooldays and say with truth that they were altogether unhappy. -George Orwell

Fans tend to get too excited by streaks of either kind and I think the press does too. There should be a happy medium. -Walter Alston

When we win, I'm so happy I eat a lot. When we lose, I'm so depressed, I eat a lot. When we're rained out, I'm so disappointed I eat a lot. -Tommy Lasorda

When it was over, I was so happy, I felt like crying. I wanted to win this one for Casey. After what I did in Brooklyn, he could have forgotten about me and who would blame him? But he gave me another chance and I'm grateful. -Don Larsen

I'm a lucky guy and I'm happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary. -Yogi Berra

Let's face it. Umpiring is not an easy or happy way to make a living. In the abuse they suffer, and the pay they get for it, you see an imbalance that can only be explained by their need to stay close to a game they can't resist. -Bob Uecker

I won't be happy until we have every boy in America between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat. -Babe Ruth

It took us three years to build the NeXT computer. If we'd given customers what they said they wanted, we'd have built a computer they'd have been happy with a year after we spoke to them – not something they'd want now. -Steve Jobs

You can usually tell when I'm happy by the fact that I've put on weight. -Christy Turlington

All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. -Charles Kingsley

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about. -Dale Carnegie

Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will they find? -Samuel Johnson

To tell you the truth, in my work, love is always in opposition to the elements. It creates dilemmas. It brings in suffering. We can't live with it, and we can't live without it. You'll rarely find a happy ending in my work. -Krzysztof Kieslowski

Whenever I get happy, I always have a terrible feeling. -Roman Polanski

At times in my life the only place I have been happy is when I am on stage. -Bob Dylan

Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale. -Elsa Schiaparelli

Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes. -Bertolt Brecht

I had a Christian upbringing – it was all about sin and guilt. I was very happy just kissing people. I was like the make-out queen – not even second base. -Mira Sorvino

A happy childhood… is the worst possible preparation for life. -Kinky Friedman

Whoever is happy will make others happy too. -Anne Frank

I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful, much adulated, very famous and very unhappy. -Brigitte Bardot

Money doesn't make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

None think the great unhappy, but the great. -Edward Young

The truest greatness lies in being kind, the truest wisdom in a happy mind. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

No one can be great, or good, or happy except through the inward efforts of themselves. -Frederick William Robertson

It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy. -John D. Rockefeller

To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all. -Helen Rowland

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have. -Woody Allen

To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy. -Henri Frederic Amiel

Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate. -W. H. Auden

A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings. -James Allen

Call no man happy before he dies, he is at best but fortunate. -Solon

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy? -Albert Einstein

If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires. -Epicurus

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship. -Epicurus

Personally, I can't see why it would be any less romantic to find a husband in a nice four-color catalogue than in the average downtown bar at happy hour. -Barbara Ehrenreich

Whoever does not regard what he has as most ample wealth, is unhappy, though he be master of the world. -Epictetus

No man is happy without a delusion of some kind. Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities. -Christian Nestell Bovee

If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude that to be good from whence good is derived. -Edmund Burke

If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue. -Edmund Burke

Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy. -Francis Bacon

The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied. -Francis Bacon

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are. -Honore de Balzac

I have no name: I am but two days old. What shall I call thee? I happy am, Joy is my name. Sweet joy befall thee! -William Blake

People who are in a fortunate position always attribute virtue to what makes them so happy. -John Kenneth Galbraith

He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Do not give in too much to feelings. A overly sensitive heart is an unhappy possession on this shaky earth. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil – or else an absolute ignorance. -Graham Greene

When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy. -Samuel Goldwyn

One seeks to make the loved one entirely happy, or, if that cannot be, entirely wretched. -Jean de la Bruyere

Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness. -William E. Gladstone

There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order. -William E. Gladstone

We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we are contented. -Walter Savage Landor

If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear; if it is happy it is horrible to lose, So the one is pretty equal to the other. -Jean de la Bruyere

Neither wealth or greatness render us happy. -Jean de La Fontaine

A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else. -John Locke

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man. -Benjamin Franklin

Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune. -R. Buckminster Fuller

The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us – of becoming happy – is not attainable: yet we may not – nay, cannot – give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other. -Sigmund Freud

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same. -Anne Frank

I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy. -Franz Kafka

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. -Franz Kafka

It is not God's will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy. -Immanuel Kant

Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness. -Immanuel Kant

Sad people dislike the happy, and the happy the sad; the quick thinking the sedate, and the careless the busy and industrious. -Horace

There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it. -Ernest Hemingway

Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience. -Ludwig van Beethoven

Sensual pleasures have the fleeting brilliance of a comet; a happy marriage has the tranquillity of a lovely sunset. -Ann Landers

This is true enough, but success is the next best thing to happiness, and if you can't be happy as a success, it's very unlikely that you would find a deeper, truer happiness in failure. -Michael Korda

That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain, the happy highways where I went and cannot come again. -A. E. Housman

He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance. -David Hume

There cannot live a more unhappy creature than an ill-natured old man, who is neither capable of receiving pleasures, nor sensible of conferring them on others. -William Temple

Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable. -Tacitus

We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched. -Tacitus

Happiness was not made to be boasted, but enjoyed. Therefore tho others count me miserable, I will not believe them if I know and feel myself to be happy; nor fear them. -Thomas Traherne

Happy the man, and happy he alone, he who can call today his own; he who, secure within, can say, tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today. -John Dryden

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death. -Leonardo da Vinci

Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect. -Hunter S. Thompson

Except for the young or very happy, I can't say I am sorry for anyone who dies. -William Makepeace Thackeray

There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair. -Friedrich Schiller

A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Precepts or maxims are of great weight; and a few useful ones on hand do more to produce a happy life than the volumes we can't find. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Let no man be called happy before his death. Till then, he is not happy, only lucky. -Solon

The world is full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings. -Robert Louis Stevenson

The best advice on the art of being happy is about as easy to follow as advice to be well when one is sick. -Sophie Swetchine

Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly. -Jonathan Swift

Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever; no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described – and will be, after our deaths – by each of the family members who believe they know us. -Gloria Steinem

Communists are people who fancied that they had an unhappy childhood. -Gertrude Stein

Lead the life that will make you kindly and friendly to everyone about you, and you will be surprised what a happy life you will lead. -Charles M. Schwab

I know that I've got big ears and a big forehead and that my hair sticks up. But I'm happy with myself. I'm not necessarily trying to win a beauty pageant here. -Clay Aiken

It is a vain hope to make people happy by politics. -Thomas Carlyle

To be happy we must not be too concerned with others. -Albert Camus

Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery. -Albert Camus

The person is always happy who is in the presence of something they cannot know in full. A person as advanced far in the study of morals who has mastered the difference between pride and vanity. -Nicolas Chamfort

We don't laugh because we're happy – we're happy because we laugh. -William James

We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them. -Carl Jung

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity. -Carl Jung

To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution. -Samuel Johnson

Were it not for imagination a man would be as happy in arms of a chambermaid as of a duchess. -Samuel Johnson

By taking a second wife he pays the highest compliment to the first, by showing that she made him so happy as a married man, that he wishes to be so a second time. -Samuel Johnson

You can be right or you can be happy. -Gerald Jampolsky

Through our willingness to help others we can learn to be happy rather than depressed. -Gerald Jampolsky

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. -Groucho Marx

Alimony – the ransom that the happy pay to the devil. -H. L. Mencken

Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy. -Karl Marx

You needn't tell me that a man who doesn't love oysters and asparagus and good wines has got a soul, or a stomach either. He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed. -Hector Hugh Munro

The loss of wealth is loss of dirt, as sages in all times assert; The happy man's without a shirt. -John Heywood

If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life. -Abraham Maslow

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored. -Earl Nightingale

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for. -Ogden Nash

Not necessity, not desire – no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything – health, food, a place to live, entertainment – they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness. -George Orwell

I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow-creatures happy. -Thomas Paine

As happy a man as any in the world, for the whole world seems to smile upon me! -Samuel Pepys

If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal. -Norman Vincent Peale

How happy is the blameless vestal's lot? The world forgetting, by the world forgot. -Alexander Pope

Flowers are happy things. -P. G. Wodehouse

Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age. -Booth Tarkington

If you were happy every day of your life you wouldn't be a human being, you'd be a game show host. -Gabriel Heatter

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition. -Martha Washington

A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it. -John Galsworthy

America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy. -John Updike

From the happy expression on their faces you might have supposed that they welcomed the war. I have met with men who loved stamps, and stones, and snakes, but I could not imagine any man loving war. -Margot Asquith

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. -Bill Gates

Be happy. It's one way of being wise. -Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not. -George Bernard Shaw

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy they are, who already possess it. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

All marriages are happy. It's the living together afterward that causes all the trouble. -Raymond Hull

We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us. -William Butler Yeats

If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story. -Orson Welles

Sometimes we are less unhappy in being deceived by those we love, than in being undeceived by them. -Lord Byron

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. -Golda Meir

Acting is happy agony. -Jean-Paul Sartre

The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy. -Ben Stein

Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. -Guillaume Apollinaire

By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. -Socrates

Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again. -Samuel Johnson

I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores to the greatest flights of art. -Edith Sitwell

The happy man is not he who seems thus to others, but who seems thus to himself. -Publilius Syrus

You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace. -Ernie Banks

No one is happy all his life long. -Euripides

Hell is of this world and there are men who are unhappy escapees from hell, escapees destined ETERNALLY to reenact their escape. -Antonin Artaud

To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright. -Walter Benjamin

Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants. -Benjamin Franklin

The best way to make happy money is to make money your hobby and not your god. -Scott Alexander

Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

No man is happy; he is at best fortunate. -Solon

I'm happy wherever I go, whatever I do. I'm happy in Iowa, I'm happy here in California. -Ashton Kutcher

It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money. -Albert Camus

The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy. -Albert Camus

Life is not always not always what one wants it to be., but to make the best of it as it is the only way of being happy. -Lady Randolph Churchill

I invested in many companies, and I'm happy this one worked. This is capitalism. You invest in stock, it goes up, it goes down. You know, if you don't like capitalism, you don't like making money with stock, move to Cuba or China. -Terry McAuliffe

If you die you're completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I'm not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I've got. -Kurt Cobain

I'll probably pursue doing more movies, but not horror or movies with killers in them. I'll try to stick to happy movies. I want to act and direct like Jodie Foster. I admire her because she went to college and she's still doing the same thing. -Lindsay Lohan

I'm happy being myself, which I've never been before. I always hid in other people, or tried to find myself through the characters, or live out their lives, but I didn't have those things in mine. -Angelina Jolie

If I can wake up everyday before I die and know that I don't have to serve anyone food or drinks, I will be happy! -Kelly Clarkson

There's always pressure, from other people and yourself. If you're happy with the looks you're born with, then what are you going to do your whole life? We keep thinking up new things and finding better ways of doing things because we're not happy with what we're given. -Natalie Portman

I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain; What a wonderful feeling, I'm happy again. -Arthur Freed

Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life. -Aphra Behn

Weight doesn't matter as long as you're happy with yourself. -Billie Piper

When I was twelve, I went hunting with my father and we shot a bird. He was laying there and something struck me. Why do we call this fun to kill this creature who was as happy as I was when I woke up this morning. -Marv Levy

I've found that when the market's going down and you buy funds wisely, at some point in the future you will be happy. You won't get there by reading 'Now is the time to buy.' -Peter Lynch

It's all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family. -Philip Green

To be happy in this world, first you need a cell phone and then you need an airplane. Then you're truly wireless. -Ted Turner

Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years. -Warren Buffett

An ordinary man can surround himself with two thousand books and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy. -Augustine Birrell

For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy. -Boethius

I don't believe in happy endings, but I do believe in happy travels, because ultimately, you die at a very young age, or you live long enough to watch your friends die. It's a mean thing, life. -George Clooney

You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness. -Julia Roberts

The goal is to have to do the shot again because the camera guy shook a little bit as he was laughing. Without that happening, I'm not happy because there's nothing better for me than a world that everybody's just trying to make each other laugh. -Matthew Perry

The key to sitcom success is miserable people. If you see a happy couple, it's just gone, like when Sam and Diane got together on Cheers. -Matthew Perry

I don't get recognized much, and am very happy with that. The fans I have met have all been delightful. -David Walliams

If I was on a march at the moment I would be saying to everyone: 'Be honest with each other. Admit there are limitless possibilities in relationships, and love as many people as you can in whatever way you want, and get rid of your inhibitions, and we'll all be happy. -Ian Mckellen

I figured out, I guess, that the job just makes me happy if it's not number one. So if it all works, great. If it doesn't, I still go home, look at my kids, and I have a big smile on my face. -Thomas Kretschmann

I'm obsessive about the kind of melodrama of getting through the days and trying to make them good and funny and a happy experience. But my feeling towards the fans is that they delivered me from darkness. -Tom Baker

I'm very happy at home. I love to just hang out with my daughter, I love to work in my garden. I'm not a gaping hole of need. -Uma Thurman

I enjoy being happy every day, and hopefully you can hear my happiness in my music. Life is beautiful. -Christina Milian

It brings up happy old days when I was only a farmer and not an agriculturist. -O. Henry

The last few years have been my happiest. I'm happy in the years that most people are blue and sad and waiting to die. I don't feel that a bit. Smiling has a lot to do with it. You can just lift your spirits by smiling a little bit. -William Proxmire

That's something I think is growing on me as I get older: happy endings. -Alice Munro

To what purpose is it to be artificially happy on the surface? -Anne Parillaud

My main mission when I became Prime Minister, was to keep Singapore going and Singapore has been kept going. So, I'm happy with what I've done for Singapore. -Goh Chok Tong

Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that. -Michael Leunig

I'm always happy when I'm cleaning, and besides, I had just found out that I was going to have a baby. -Peggy Lee

Yeah, if someone's selling downloads and collecting money for our songs I would be unhappy about that but if they're trading it I don't mind, obviously if I make a thousand records or CDs or whatever, I like to sell a thousand. -Ian MacKaye

I am just happy to be part of the Nike family. -LeBron James

The biggest threat to McDonald's lies within – and that is us as a company becoming complacent. There are a lot of companies that get fat, dumb and happy and take their eye off the ball and forget about serving customers. -Charlie Bell

I am very happy to be signing for the best team in the world and especially proud to be the first Portuguese player to join United. -Cristiano Ronaldo

I was saluted by Alex Ferguson when I was subbed and that made me very happy. -Cristiano Ronaldo

The moral backbone of literature is about that whole question of memory. To my mind it seems clear that those who have no memory have the much greater chance to lead happy lives. -W. G. Sebald

I had a happy marriage and a nice wife. I accomplished everything you can. What more can you want? -Max Schmeling

Looking back, I'm almost happy I lost that fight. Just imagine if I would have come back to Germany with a victory. I had nothing to do with the Nazis, but they would have given me a medal. After the war I might have been considered a war criminal. -Max Schmeling

Men don't know much about women. We do know when they're happy. We know when they're crying, and we know when they're pissed off. We just don't know in what order these are gonna come at us. -Evan Davis

I certainly wasn't happy. Happiness has to do with reason, and only reason earns it. What I was given was the thing you can't earn, and can't keep, and often don't even recognize at the time; I mean joy. -Ursula K. Le Guin

I am happy to play the bad man. -Amrish Puri

More than forty years of Communist rule in Central and Eastern Europe resulted in an unhappy and artificial division of Europe. It is this dark chapter of European history that we now have the opportunity to close. -Anders Fogh Rasmussen

A person may rightfully be happy if in this life he could do a great favor for widows and orphans, could assist support than, and facilitate fate of people. -Islom Karimov

We need to reach that happy stage of our development when differences and diversity are not seen as sources of division and distrust, but of strength and inspiration. -Josefa Iloilo

To live forever should not be an obligation. In fact, eternal life should only be for those who wish for it, because if we are depressed and unhappy with our lives, just the idea of living forever is an unbearable source of suffering. -Claude Vorilhon

There must have been something in my nature – I believe, with all my heart, that I have conquered it now – which prevented me from being perfectly happy or making a woman perfectly happy. -Conrad Veidt

There have been loads of times I have regretted meeting Paul because I was so happy in my old life. -Heather Mills

Music is something that always lifts my spirits and makes me happy, and when I make music I always hope it will have the same effect on whoever listens to it. -Aaron Carter

I can never make up my mind if I'm happy being a flute player, or if I wish I were Eric Clapton. -Ian Anderson

Just like other illnesses, depression can be treated so that people can live happy, active lives. -Tom Bosley

Kant and Hegel are interesting thinkers. But I am happy to insist that they are also terrible writers. -Alain de Botton

I thought that my movie career was finished. I was quite happy to dedicate myself 100% to the theater. Surprisingly enough, I've never gotten so many work offers. It's so exciting, this feeling of a new beginning after 40. -Amy Irving

I have to say that I have no regrets about my decision to become a priest or about the major directions my ministry has taken me… I have been and am happy as a priest, and I have never been lonely… I could have used a bit more solitude. -Andrew Greeley

I had one nanny who made me sit in front of a bowl of porridge for three or four days running when I refused to eat it. I remember being very unhappy about that. -Anjelica Huston

Our fans want us to be happy and if that means being married or having a girlfriend, they are okay with that. Of course, in this industry it is a bit harder to have normal relationships, but it is possible. -A. J. McLean

I am happy and content because I think I am. -Alain Rene Le Sage

Learning disabilities cannot be cured, but they can be treated successfully and children with LD can go on to live happy, successful lives. -Anne Ford

Of course, I want to be number one. But being happy and healthy is the most important thing. -Venus Williams

You need to eat normally and healthfully, and you need to exercise. I'm so passionate about this because I think people spend their lives not happy in their bodies. -Courtney Thorne-Smith

If you optimize everything, you will always be unhappy. -Donald Knuth

Programming is not a zero-sum game. Teaching something to a fellow programmer doesn't take it away from you. I'm happy to share what I can, because I'm in it for the love of programming. -John Carmack

About 30 million people see me every week – I'm a happy man. -Richard Dawson

A lost but happy dream may shed its light upon our waking hours, and the whole day may be infected with the gloom of a dreary or sorrowful one; yet of neither may we be able to recover a trace. -Walter de La Mare

I finally realized the happy medium, 'honey blonde' was the correct color and line for me. -Ann Sothern

It was a joy to be a part of the team that created Round The Horne. I was involved with the show at a time of my life when I was very happy., and that happiness overflowed into the scripts. -Barry Took

Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment. -J. Donald Walters

Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances. -J. Donald Walters

The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy. -J. Donald Walters

People sometimes ask me if it is a sin in the Church of Emacs to use vi. Using a free version of vi is not a sin; it is a penance. So happy hacking. -Richard Stallman

If you're always battling against getting older, you're always going to be unhappy, because it's going to happen anyhow. -Mitch Albom

I used to think drinking was the only way to be happy. Now I know there is no way to be happy. -Laura Kightlinger

I enjoyed my life when I had nothing… and kinda like the idea of just being happy with me. -Joey Ramone

I was happy, I wasn't beaten, and I lacked nothing. But it wasn't what people expect – it was very much sort of pinching and scraping. I don't know how my mother did it. -Kristin Scott Thomas

And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper. I have an affection for it, for it was the offspring of happy days, when death and grief were but words, which found no true echo in my heart. -Mary Shelley

You can't get real happy or real depressed when you play baseball. Baseball is a great sport in that it offers a player a lot of opportunities for atonement. -Mike Piazza

You only get one life so you might as well make it a happy one, and that's why I tend to just jump into things. I'm sort of a fearless idiot that way. -Nia Vardalos

You know, all that really matters is that the people you love are happy and healthy. Everything else is just sprinkles on the sundae. -Paul Walker

It takes great wit and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish. -Robert Herrick

I'm a person that doesn't have that many goals or plans. I feel like I'm the wind and I blow through life; it's whatever comes to me. I very much respect nature. Whatever happens to me, I'm happy and I embrace it. -Bai Ling

I have the happy circumstance of either being accused of political grandstanding on the one hand or cover-ups on the other. -Ben Chandler

Acting gave me the opportunity to do outrageous things. It allowed me to be sad, happy, angry and lustful, even if it was just vicariously. -Joan Allen

They see me wheeling around in a beautiful gown, and they realize you can look elegant, and you can lead a happy life in a wheelchair. I know I've helped handicapped people, because I've received many comments. -Anna Lee

I lived rough, by my wits, was homeless, lived on the streets, lived on friends' floors, was happy, was miserable. -Ben Okri

I'm a typical middle child. I'm the mediator. The one that makes everything OK, puts their own needs aside to make sure everybody's happy. It's hard to change your nature, even with years and years of therapy. -Jennifer Jason Leigh

I could have been an architect, but I don't think I'd have been very happy. Nearly all modern architecture is a silly game as far as I can see. -Roger Waters

I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters. It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward. Art should always be an exchange. -Nick Cave

Many things have been said about what happened, but I don't know either. Maybe someday. One thing I'm sure of is that all the things that have happened to me, good and bad, happy and sad, have made me what I am today. -Pete Best

It almost hurts me to walk down a road and have people grab my hand and ask for my autograph and not sit and talk. When I'm finished I'm not going to be on the front page, but I'm going to be just as happy without the publicity. -Terry Fox

Our privacy is starting to be invaded and we can't get anything done. I'm happy with the fundraising but upset we don't have time to talk and meet with people. -Terry Fox

I've never missed a gig yet. Music makes people happy, and that's why I go on doing it – I like to see everybody smile. -Buddy Guy

Well, again working strictly to the film, where you had this lovely, lovely land of brightness and color. And everybody is smiling and happy and butterflies flitting around and it was that kind of image that, it was like a dream world, really. -George Martin

Anybody who thinks money will make you happy, hasn't got money. -David Geffen

People genuinely happy in their choices seem less often tempted to force them on other people than those who feel martyred and broken by their lives. -Jane Rule

I'm closer to being happy. I'm doing things that make me happy. In football I loved to practice and I loved to play, but I hated to be in meetings, hated to talk to the media, hated to have cameras in my face, hated to sign autographs. I hated to do all those things. -Ricky Williams

Over all our happy country – over all our Nation spread, Is a band of noble heroes – is our Army of the Dead. -Will Carleton

I suffer from Irish-Catholic guilt. Guilt is a good reality check. It keeps that 'do what makes you happy' thing in check. -Edward Burns

A happy home is one in which each spouse grants the possibility that the other may be right, though neither believes it. -Don Fraser

I'm just grateful to be on this planet. I have no enemies that I know of. I'm just the guy who makes happy. -Chubby Checker

My mother's father drank and her mother was an unhappy, neurotic woman, and I think she has lived all her life afraid of anyone who drinks for fear something like that might happen to her. -John Hurt

From today I am no longer a racing driver. I'm retired and I am very happy. -Jackie Stewart

I went into acting because I had to make a good living. I had a child now and I had to support him any way I could… I wasn't happy, but I wasn't unhappy. I was just doing what I had to do to survive. -David Soul

The problem is, I don't think I've got too much to offer at the minute. I'm busy working on myself. This sounds like real therapy talk, but it's like, you've got to be happy with yourself before you can go out and get yourself a girl. -Robbie Williams

The summer of 1943 at Exeter was as happy a time as I ever had in my life. -John Knowles

I don't think I could be happy as an actor if there was a tyrant on the set. -David Warner

Now listen lads, I'm not happy with our tackling. We're hurting them but they keep getting up. -John B. Keane

I won't say I wouldn't be grateful and happy and delighted and thrilled to bits to receive a nomination. But I wouldn't be suicidal if it didn't happen. -Tom Wilkinson

It's a terrible thing to say I know. I've only done what I wanted to do. It's a real luxury. I only made the pictures I wanted to make and lived in the places I've wanted to live. I'm very, very happy. -George Sidney

I think everybody has a bent, and the key is to follow that bent. So much human wastage comes from people who are doing things with their lives that they really aren't happy with. -J. Carter Brown

It was really really neat to make the movie because there were mentally challenged actors in the movie. So that was really really cool to work with them and they were always really happy, and they made everybody really happy on the set too. -Dakota Fanning

In the happy scenes there were really fun times. Sean would say really funny stuff because he likes to improv. I would want to laugh, but you are not allowed to do that during the take. -Dakota Fanning

Brimstone was great. That was another occasion when they called me in to do the pilot and it turned into a regular job, which made me quite happy. It was another really good experience and we were all so surprised when they pulled the plug on it. -John Glover

When I first arrived in Los Angeles I became a little bogged down in the whole success thing. Now I'm at a place in my life and career where I just want to work. It's what I do and it makes me very happy. -John Glover

While teaching, I also worked undercover in the lower courts by saying I was a young law teacher wanting experience in criminal law. The judges were happy to assist me but what I learned was how corrupt the lower courts were. Judges were accepting money right in the courtroom. -Samuel Dash

I would roll up pennies to take the subway to work in Times Square. I was broke, but I was happy. -Jennifer Garner

Once upon a time the world was sweeter than we knew. Everything was ours; how happy we were then, but then once upon a time never comes again. -Johnny Mercer

I walk into the studio and we're all so happy to see each other. -Kylie Minogue

I came on to the film with a very happy-go-lucky attitude which I think my character, Charlie, did when she went into the house. I expected it to be good, and then slowly things started to change for us all. -Jennifer Sky

I always thought I'd go to university and then get a real job, you know. Now I want to do stuff that really makes me happy. Although I'm still trying to work out what that is. But for me there are always constants. -Martin Henderson

I've never done anything for money. My first love is things of limited commercial appeal. I could be happy doing Shakespeare for the rest of my life. -Karen Allen

I would be happy at a piano bar, singing. I just want to home in on being the best singer I can be. -Debby Boone

If the money's right, I'm happy to bust up the other side of his face… No problem. -Lennox Lewis

If you want to be happy for life, love what you do. -Mary Higgins Clark

I… was not too happy to suddenly take on this public role thrust upon me. They just assumed I was the Joan of Arc of the women's movement. And I wasn't at all. It put a lot of unnecessary pressure on me. -Bea Arthur

What's the challenge in writing a novel that few people will read? I'm more than happy writing what I do and have no plans to change that. -Nicholas Sparks

I got caught up on drugs for a few years, I'm off it, I'm very happy, got two kids and a family and everything. And like I said I'm making the underground music, and keeping it real. -Vanilla Ice

The hardest situation to stay happy in, I think, is when you're trying to find love, and yourself at the same time. It just doesn't seem to fit well. -Sophia Bush

Mornin' ladies, my goodness don't you look happy. Must be cuttin' somebody up pretty good. -Andy Griffith

I just want to be healthy and happy. I don't want to hurt anybody or make them mad. If that's a philosophy then that's my philosophy. -Chad Michael Murray

The '20s ended in an era of extravagance, sort of like the one we're in now. There was a big crash, but then the country picked itself up again, and we had some great years. Those were the days when American believed in itself. I was happy and proud to be painting it. -Norman Rockwell

There was never anything like it before in history. It was a different kind of joyous, happy screaming. -Jo Stafford

Listen, I'm out of this system, man, I'm out… I'm doing better than ever. I couldn't be more happy. -Aimee Mann

I'm just not interested in selling out to get on the charts and make people happy. -Lisa Marie Presley

I love dogs. They live in the moment and don't care about anything except affection and food. They're loyal and happy. Humans are just too damn complicated. -David Duchovny

Trees love to toss and sway; they make such happy noises. -Emily Carr

I'm very happy to sing whatever I'm singing. I've always enjoyed any role I've been given at a certain time. They've all been favourites, they've all been wonderful pieces to play. -Joan Sutherland

They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody? -Princess Diana

When you are happy you can forgive a great deal. -Princess Diana

You know, who cares about seeing the girls when everybody wants to see the band. That's what's important, KISS is important. I think we look great, and the attitude is there, and I'm real happy with it. -Eric Carr

I have now reached the happy age of 23. No, happy is not quite the right word. At this particular moment I am certainly not happy. -Eva Braun

I am so infinitely happy that he loves me so much, and I pray that it will always be like this. It won't be my fault if he ever stops loving me. -Eva Braun

I think and hope and believe that the Japanese government and the people of Japan will be happy and content with the progress of justice in this case and that it will not become a great issue in the future. -Howard Baker

You listen to a piece of music and it will remind you of something – it might make you happy, it might make you sad, but it is very emotive. And I think that Duran Duran have always understood that. -Nick Rhodes

Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others. -Charles William Eliot

I travel the world, and I'm happy to say that America is still the great melting pot – maybe a chunky stew rather than a melting pot at this point, but you know what I mean. -Philip Glass

Writers are too neurotic to ever be happy. -Connie Willis

Unhappy, let alone angry, religious people provide more persuasive arguments for atheism and secularism than do all the arguments of atheists. -Dennis Prager

There is little correlation between the circumstances of people's lives and how happy they are. -Dennis Prager

Human it is to have compassion on the unhappy. -Giovanni Boccaccio

If happy I and wretched he, Perhaps the king would change with me. -Charles Mackay

Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see. -Henri Rousseau

I'm just sittin here trying not to be unhappy. -Lars Ulrich

I'm a happy-go-lucky character. I'm not that miserable. But I can never let anyone into my world. -Noel Gallagher

You want people to feel something when you tell a story, whether they feel happy or whether they feel sad. -Harry Dean Stanton

I don't think any child could really be happy between five and eight away from their parents. -Tina Louise

There are many ways you can make money. Certain ways will make you happy, certain other ways will make other people happy. But if you go in because there's money in there, you're bound to fail, bound to fail! -Joan Chen

I am happy that women can relate to my songs, and hopefully men can too. -Martina McBride

Everybody's just been spilling their guts all over records and talking about how hard it is to be an entertainer and how much we get hated on and what we have to go through. But I ain't really got it that bad. I'm just happy to be here. -Sean Combs

I was as happy doing theater in New York for little or no money as I am now doing television for more money. The happiness, I guess, comes out of it being a good job. The success has to do with the fact that it's a good job that will continue. -David Hyde Pierce

As long as you do the best work that you can and not make it bland… because you're going down a lane that is trying to make everybody happy. You have to take an angle on these things. -Gerard Butler

Follow thy fair sun, unhappy shadow. -Thomas Campion

The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings. -Robert Louis Stevenson

To forget oneself is to be happy. -Robert Louis Stevenson

There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world. -Robert Louis Stevenson

The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions. -Robert Louis Stevenson

There is an idea abroad among moral people that they should make their neighbors good. One person I have to make good: Myself. But my duty to my neighbor is much more nearly expressed by saying that I have to make him happy if I may. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy. -Swami Sivananda

I've never been one to say that Britain was joining a happy band of brothers. -James Callaghan

I know that sounds selfish, but you have to look at what it's doing to you personally – are you frustrated because of the way people perceive you, or are you happy enough about the things you've realized about yourself that you can tolerate the way people perceive you? -Shannon Hoon

People happy in love have an air of intensity. -Stendhal

I think if I could have a boyfriend like my brothers I'd be really happy. But without the brother thing. -Patricia Velasquez

We might be workers, but we are not happy go-lucky jungle bunnies. -Slick Rick

Little Odessa. Of all my movies, it's the one that I still really love when I watch it and I'm pretty happy with what I didn in that. -Edward Furlong

This is not a happy time for this kind of music in this country. -George Crumb

I'm one of those unlucky people who had a happy childhood. -Jonathan Coe

I live a perfectly happy and comfortable life in Blair's Britain, but I can't work up much affection for the culture we've created for ourselves: it's too cynical, too knowing, too ironic, too empty of real value and meaning. -Jonathan Coe

It is the harmony of the diverse parts, their symmetry, their happy balance; in a word it is all that introduces order, all that gives unity, that permits us to see clearly and to comprehend at once both the ensemble and the details. -Henri Poincare

I have no complaints on any level. I'm pretty happy about the way everything has turned out. -Martin Milner

I was happy that I was drafted, and then it was the Yankees and that just made it even better. -Nick Johnson

In the absence of that, I am happy to play solo, but I don't think there is any comparison. -Derek Bailey

That the work involved, the willingness to take chances, the commitment, the opportunity to get on stage and make people happy, was more important than becoming famous, or even what I was dancing. -Suzanne Farrell

When I was pregnant, I felt filled with life, and I felt really happy. I ate well, and I slept well. I felt much more useful than I'd ever felt before. -Suzanne Vega

The happy combination of fortuitous circumstances. -C. P. Scott

If God is pleased in making you sick and unhappy, I hate God. -Ernestine Rose

I'm happy out of my mind. I like beating a lot of people. -Michelle Wie

Some people can only be happy being a star. What happens if and when the work dries up? -Susan Hampshire

My hobby is gardening, I love it, it's my main hobby. I like being at home and I'm very happy being in my house, I love cooking. -Susan Hampshire

I love good and pleasure, I hate evil and pain, I want to be happy and I am not mistaken in believing, that people, angels and even demons have those same inclinations. -Nicolas Malebranche

A society deadened by a smothering network of laws while finding release in moral chaos is not likely to be either happy or stable. -Robert Bork

No burden is so heavy for a man to bear as a succession of happy days. -Max Planck

I like to express certain things that happen in my life, the joy of spring, the birds singing and young babies coming into the world. You know, the whole thing as well as the part I'm not happy with, the sad part. -Roy Haynes

I'd like my records to reach as many people as possible, but I'm also thinking in terms of how I can keep from getting jaded or unhappy with the process. -Will Oldham

I have never met a happy atheist. I believe in separation of church and state, but I think we have gone so far over in the other direction of separating church and state. -Dixie Carter

No, I'm happy doing this. Five sweaters and a pair of dirty pants, you can make pretty good money. -McLean Stevenson

Here's kind of my motto – if you're not happy at home, you're not happy anywhere else. -Angie Harmon

I'm a pretty happy camper. Look a little more like Paul Newman, maybe. Haha. -John Warnock

I'm really happy that I got to work with such fresh talent. In a day when record companies are not particularly good at encouraging young, talented songwriters to come forward and get exposure, I think it's important to give tomorrow's songwriters the opportunity. -Robin Gibb

Even colors were important to me. If it was a somber scene, the colors were muted and dark. If it was a happy or seductive scene, the colors were brighter. -Donna Mills

You do the right thing even if it makes you feel bad. The purpose of life is not to be happy but to be worthy of happiness. -Tracy Kidder

If you had an essentially happy childhood, that tends to dwell with you. -Tracy Kidder

From dear, dear Gloria Swanson, I learned how to live long, happy and free of health problems. I owe her my life. -Dirk Benedict

The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book? -David Attenborough

In fact, in more cases than not, when we are rational, we're actually unhappy. Emotion is good; passion is good. Being into what we're into, provided that it's a healthy pursuit, it's a good thing. -Frank Luntz

I'm happy that I'm alive. I feel like someone coming back from Vietnam, you know; I'm sure that later on I'll start killing people in a square somewhere, but right now, I just feel happy to be alive. -Lars von Trier

You have to make difficult choices in your life, and you just have to be happy with them. -Lori Loughlin

I'm not saying it isn't frustrating that my films haven't gotten a bigger release, but I'm really happy with them and if you just keep cranking and eventually, if you have a certain sensibility, some of your movies will hit and some just won't. -Alex Winter

However, I must say that I am very happy to see that we have such a positive result for our first referendum in our history and that gives me more confidence in Taiwan's democracy. -Chen Shui-bian

But I had promised my husband never to accept another engagement. It was not a very happy time for me. -Dinah Sheridan

It was a small provincial place with great people and I had a happy childhood growing up in Queens. -Fran Drescher

I'm there to make a kind of theatrical music that is desperately missing in my life. And if other people don't like it, I'm very unhappy, but I can't do anything about that. -Richard Foreman

I'm happy, I would say that I'm one of the happiest people I know but I've certainly had periods of profound sadness, depression and heartache and those are the kind of things that are interesting to me to write about. -Richard Marx

I was happy in Dublin because it is very cosmopolitan. -Rick Allen

At the end of the day, they're happy if you do the obvious songs towards the end of the set and you've got to try and make yourself happy by doing certain songs at the front end of the set. -Rick Allen

I think my perception of my own life is different and the fact that Lauren and myself are together. I've never felt this free or happy and so that permeates onto my onstage persona and to my working environment. -Rick Allen

But it's funny that now I'm in such a happy situation, I look more objectively at my own past and see what others have seen for a long time and I'm just so glad I've been able to get to this point. -Rick Allen

There are a lot of personal things that take place when becoming governor and I am happy to work with him should he ask. I will give him the best advice I can give. -Scott McCallum

I was never really comfortable doing comedy. Though it was good the first couple of years, there were problems, and it became a stifling experience. I was happy it ended. -Ricky Schroder

I was lucky enough to know exactly what I wanted to do when I was growing up. I think one of the hardest things to figure out in life is what your calling is, and what truly makes you happy – not what you want to work at, but what you want to do. -Scott Foley

I really like the Observer. I think I'd love to have a column with a broad reach that would enable me to do some proper reporting, but keep it on sort of a humorous level. I've always had a very happy experience writing for them. -Toby Young

I knew that I did not have to buy into society's notion that I had to be handsome and healthy to be happy. I was in charge of my 'spaceship' and it was my up, my down. I could choose to see this situation as a setback or as a starting point. I chose to begin life again. -Warren Mitchell

It's never too late to have a happy childhood. -Berkeley Breathed

I lost some of my friends because I got so famous, people who just assumed that I would be different now. I felt like everyone hated me. That is the most unhappy time of my life. -Haruki Murakami

They have an understanding regime; they work hard and get results, they are a happy team. -David Gower

It is my happy privilege to be able to stand here and tell you that if you elect me you will have elected a governor who has made no promises of preferment to any man or group. -Charles Edison

I am reasonably happy. I didn't find Jesus or anything like that. Part of it is that I just feel that I could go home. I did not feel like that for a long time, but I could go back now. -Craig Ferguson

When it came to the music that we produced, I am pretty happy with what we did. -Dave Blood

Jake Roberts has a hard enough time being Jake Roberts. The truth is a brutal thing, I just hope that the kids take the time to learn about each of the wrestlers in the game, and if the kids can learn from our mistakes, that would make me a happy man. -Jake Roberts

I ain't heard anyone play like I do in my band and I am very happy about that. -John Entwistle

If the individual is to be happy in the contemporary order, he must be open-minded with respect to new values and new arrangements. -Thomas Cochrane

There are a couple of teachers I have had without whose influence I would not be as happy with who I am. -Mackenzie Astin

I've been around racing a fairly long time, but when it comes to the important issues, I'm happy to let others make the big decisions. -Mats Sundin

The saddest songs are written when a person is happy. -Merle Travis

I just wanted to be married and to be happy ever after. -Moira Kelly

I'm here today because I refused to be unhappy. I took a chance. -Wanda Sykes

But I would make it unambiguously clear that we are going to withdraw, and if Iraq falls into civil war and if all these unhappy things occur, we're just going to have to accept them. -William Odom

I am happy with what I've done. -Hanoi Hannah

I'm sure that my mom would have been happy with any path I chose. -Joely Fisher

I am not unhappy that my contribution was not recognized. I am sure it helped my career. -John Cameron

As far as my solo record, I don't want a gold record or anything, I'm happy to be small and to have the people appreciate the music who really like me for being me. -John Frusciante

But, you know, I'd be happy just making music. -John Lurie

Yes, the future certainly looks brighter now. I'm very happy with my group. -Johnny Kidd

With an open trade in corn and a fixed duty we should have every man in the country fully fed and happy, instead of our present situation in which so much distress exists – distress of our own producing. -Joseph Hume

At the Isle of Wight, the sound went out and kind of kept on going. And I wasn't… when I came off stage I was kind of unhappy about how we had played. But now, I listen back to those recordings and it's not bad. -Keith Emerson

The American people are sheep. They're comfortable, rich, working. It's like the Romans, they're happy with bread and their spectator sports. The Super Bowl means more to them than any right. -Jack Kevorkian

At the time, nobody knew what it was. It had no name. When everything else is out of your control, you can control your eating. You end up cutting a lot of things off. Nothing reaches you. I was very happy then – that was the oddity. -Susan Dey

But I'm very happy to work within tight parameters, and when you know you have an actor for two days, and you have to get that work done in two days, that focuses the mind wonderfully. -John Crowley

I'm always happy to have the President visit North Carolina. Unfortunately, the citizens of North Carolina who could be most adversely affected by the President's plan have not been invited to the discussion. -Mel Watt

I feel happy to terrify kids. -R. L. Stine

One day I think it's the greatest idea ever that I'm working on. The next day I think it's the worst that I've ever worked on – and I swing between that a lot. Some days I'm very happy with what I'm doing, and the next day I am desperate – it's not working out! -Eric Carle

All my life I wanted to be a bank robber. Carry a gun and wear a mask. Now that it's happened I guess I'm just about the best bank robber they ever had. And I sure am happy. -John Dillinger

My father was a very unhappy person, very sarcastic, and my mother was very nervous and worried about what people thought. They weren't monsters, but it wasn't a good childhood. -Paula Danziger

I deal with unhappy marriages a lot. I've never been married, I'm single. -Paula Danziger

James Cotton is a real blues guy, and he played with Muddy Waters, and it surprised me that they would want me to make a record with them, that he called me to do this record. I'd never done anything like that before. But I love blues, so I was very happy. -Charlie Haden

I am the most well-adjusted human being I know. I started out this investigation as a very happy man with a great career. I've got the life people dream about: I am rich, I am famous, I've got a fabulous marriage to an absolutely, spell-bindingly brilliant woman. -James Ellroy

A man with a million dollars can be as happy nowadays as though he were rich. -Ward McAllister

I didn't know that you were supposed to tune the guitar to an open chord, and I learned to play slide with a normal tuning. I think it's a little more melodic that way and doesn't sound so bluesy. Of course, if I could play like David Lindley or Ry Cooder, I'd be a happy man! -Ken Hensley

I know why I am here and my only real focused goal is to live each day to the fullest and to try and honor God and be an encouragement to others. What the future holds is firmly in God's hands, and I am very happy about that! -Ken Hensley

A library book, I imagine, is a happy book. -Cornelia Funke

We, Britain and Germany, can neither of us be happy about our handling of the Iraq war. -Douglas Hurd

Besides a happy policy as to civil government, it is necessary to institute a system of law and jurisprudence founded in justice, equity, and public right. -Ezra Stiles

I married a woman who is much better than me, I'm very fortunate to be with her and I know I'll be happy with her the rest of my life. -Jim Caviezel

The scene was not a happy one yet we looked upon it in the cold stoical spirit of a soldier; a slight chilling pang and then a return soul and body to the enemy before us. -Knute Nelson

I'm happy when I'm doing what I do best. -Lita Ford

But I don't bet the farm on any of those possibilities, either. I'm also preparing, intelligently, to walk away from this, and walk away from it happy to have had the experience. -Michael Shanks

I'm just happy to be working consistently. -Morris Chestnut

I was married to Margaret Joan Howe in 1940. Although not a scientist herself she has contributed more to my work than anyone else by providing a peaceful and happy home. -Frederick Sanger

There are lots of people I admire and respect, but I don't necessarily want to be like them. I'm too happy being myself. -James D'arcy

It is only to the happy that tears are a luxury. -Thomas Moore

The blues tells a story in itself. It can make you happy or give you a feeling to swing. -Jimmy Rushing

The guys on the stunt team are really fantastic. It's really funny, because for all the aggression they have to display on screen, they're actually really happy, good- natured people. -Miranda Otto

I don't trust the Bee Gee's because there's no way they could always be happy. -Jon Crosby

I'm really happy with Elektra, I don't have anything bad to say about them at all. I always knew a major label was the right place for me to be. I never really had an opportunity to go to an independent label anyway. -Jon Crosby

Ever since the first 'American Pie,' I've always been happy to just have an opportunity, I just didn't think it was going to be with comedies. Now I really like it. -Seann William Scott

People who've had very unhappy childhoods are pretty good at inventing themselves. If nobody invents you for yourself, nothing is left but to invent yourself for others. -John le Carre

Having cakes as a business certainly changes things for me – I don't now sit at home doing a cake for the fun of it anymore. But it's an extremely happy and pleasureable business to run because people are generally buying cakes for celebrations. -Jane Asher

Obviously dunking on Horace Grant and Michael, in those circumstances, is just an incredible thing to happen. I'm happy I was able to make that play, and I'm fortunate I was in that position where I could make that happen for my team. -John Starks

I've had 60 years of ups and downs, and all of the downs that I've had, I'm happy that I've had them because it's taught me to appreciate all the ups. -Patti LaBelle

I think the things I wanted answered have been answered by people in the know that we can't talk about, so I'm perfectly happy with how Chewie came to be where he is and what is going on in Episode III. -Peter Mayhew

Let me be content with being happy, without sighing that I am not distinguished. -Anna Seward

Those who have happy homes seldom turn out badly. -Daniel H. Hill

For almost thirty years I repeatedly saw one and the same dream: I would arrive in Vienna at long last. I would feel really happy, for I was returning to my serene childhood. -Alfred Schnittke

Hey, we've all been to high school We've seen the in-crowds. Most of us have been in the outer crowds, the people who weren't in. Although I was never in, I was selling records and was very happy. -Bobby Vinton

I'm happy here, and why change when you love the club and the club's in a really good position right now. -Frank Lampard

I'm really happy here. I think anyone who knows me well, and the fans too I hope, they know that I love the area, and the bond that I've had with the fans has been fantastic. -Frank Lampard

People keep saying, 'Oh, you're getting all these great reviews, that must make you really happy.' I guess it does, but mostly it's just a relief. -Michael Chabon

Like Jermaine was saying, it's a beautiful day, and we're just glad all of this is behind us. We can go on with our lives. And Michael can go on with his life and do what he does best, and that's making good music, making his fans happy, people happy all over the world. -Tito Jackson

We haven't been happy with the way the war has been handled. The president has changed his reasons for being over there every time a reason is proven false or an objective reached. -Cindy Sheehan

You want to have fun but you also want to work well. Sometimes I was quite happy at Ferrari, because we would have fun, but then they could not stop having fun and go back to the real work. -Alain Prost

I wrote a novel for my degree, and I'm very happy I didn't submit that to a publisher. I sympathize with my professors who had to read it. -David Eddings

I began the process of recording myself seriously in the fall of 1999. If I could finish an album of my own music, I would. Five years later I am happy to say I have. -Jack Irons

I would be very happy doing movies. I love to work and I think I'm a little different. -Victoria Pratt

I think the people who did well, or are happy, in a youth industry, they define themselves out of the business after a decade or so. -Robert Wyatt

Some movies get rushed out right after you make them and I'm not always happy with that. -Aaron Eckhart

My experiences have taught me a lot and I'm happy with my learnings, if not with what I went through to learn. -Ally Sheedy

One of the things that I am happy about in my life as an artist is that I am not considered a Hispanic artist. -Andres Serrano

I'm happy with the way everyone presents themselves onstage. -Daisy Berkowitz

If I were going to stay in coaching, I would have stayed right there because I was totally happy. -Darrell Royal

I have always considered that choosing a companion for life was a very important affair and that my happyness or misery in this life depended on the choice. -Ezra Cornell

The Soul of man is made an article of merchandize by his fellow man and can such a land be happy? No! Happyness does not dwell in any land that is scard by the blighting curse of Slavery. -Ezra Cornell

Who cares who comes out of the closet or not, so long as you're happy? -Christopher Atkins

If I am still doing what I'm doing and I still have respect in this town, haven't done anything completely and utterly stupid, then I'll be happy with myself. -Jeremy London

If I died snowboarding, you could honestly tell everybody in the world that Jeremy London died happy. -Jeremy London

Once everyone else around you starts to become incredibly comfortable – if anything, quite happy with what you are doing – then I start to settling in and trusting all those choices that I've made up to that point. -Josh Lucas

If God is in a life, it doesn't have to be big to be happy and to be important in His kingdom. -Keith Miller

I'm honestly as happy writing Superman Adventures as I am writing Wanted. -Mark Millar

To receive this award from an organization I admire so much makes me totally happy and grateful. -James Welch

I think people really want to be happy. -John Astin

As early as the autumn of 1862, I was made very happy by being sent to school. -John Sergeant Wise

I've always felt happy at Newcastle. But things have gone a bit differently for me since we got a new manager. -Robert Laurent

Nobody told Don Henley or me that we were going to make it as solo artists, but I can speak for Don when I say that we are both really happy now that the band is not together. -Glenn Frey

Just give me a good role that allows me to hone my craft, and I am a pretty happy camper. -Jimmy Smits

I'm very happy with my body. -Alicia Keys

Simplicity makes me happy. -Alicia Keys

But I was very, very unhappy because my mother was very charming and generous, but to me, very dominating. -Beatrice Wood

I looked below and saw my people there, and all were well and happy except one, and he was lying like the dead – and that one was myself. -Black Elk

Felicity, the companion of content, is rather found in our own breasts than in the enjoyment of external things; and I firmly believe it requires but a little philosophy to make a man happy in whatever state he is. -Daniel Boone

I was happy in the midst of dangers and inconveniences. -Daniel Boone

I think I am basically a happy person. -David Rockefeller

But if each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings – then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life. -George Cadbury

Although many seniors are happy with the generous drug coverage they have from their former employers, the number of companies offering that kind of coverage has decreased by one-third since the mid-1980s. -Jim Gerlach

I'm very happy that the New York Times has spoken well of my stuff; who wouldn't be? But it's not a choice I made. -John M. Ford

In regards to the reaction to Life Is Killing Me, I would say that I'm never happy about anything. -Josh Silver

Well, as you know, I'm really only happy when I'm on stage. -Larry David

Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life. -Marilu Henner

I had a really happy childhood – my siblings were great, my mother was very fanciful, and I loved to read. But there was always financial strife. -Patti Smith

I never could have planned this, and now I'm in my ideal situation career-wise and just sort of where I am in my life, and I'm super happy with how everything's going. -Shawn Ashmore

We've just learned how to balance ourselves a little better so that we're happier way more of the time than not, and, you know, being happy is a radical and desirable act if you ask me. -Anthony Kiedis

Our deal always was that we did one as scripted always, we got it like we thought we needed – so we were all happy with it as written. Then I'd let him play as long as we had time. -Blair Underwood

I'm doing 5000 seat theaters and audiences are going nuts, it's fantastic and it makes me very happy. I'm dirty, but not like this; I just do comedy that I find funny. I'm working on a new tv show for cable and it's not set up yet. -Bob Saget

I thought I saw him for what he was-or what I thought he was. And he was talented, no doubt about that. But, he thought his talent was based on misery and that if he became happy it would just go. He believed that. -Fay Wray

I think to have done 'Titanic' would have been a tortuous experience altogether. I feel good about where my life is, now. I feel free and joyous and happy and more liberated than I have ever been. -Fay Wray

While it was a very interesting period in my life, I was happy to get back to more direct contact with students in the classroom and in my research projects. -Jerome Isaac Friedman

This is the first time in my life I've ever been happy, not completely happy, but happier than I've ever been. -LaToya Jackson

Working on the accent helped, enormously. I will tell you that when I brought Michael a correct 'British' accent, one that my dialect coach was happy with, he hated it. -Madeleine Stowe

I like 'Bewitched' off the first album because it's one of the happiest songs I've ever written and, as any writer will tell you, happy songs are a million times more difficult to write than sad songs. -Malcolm Wilson

Everyone has to find their own way, it's just that I don't want to go that way myself. If a band likes being on a major and feels happy there, good luck to them. -Malcolm Wilson

Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you, you will be neither successful nor happy. -Napoleon Hill

Until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire, you will be neither successful nor happy. -Napoleon Hill

Until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy. -Napoleon Hill

It always weirds me out and makes me unhappy that some people think I'm Justin. I'm not. People can be talking to me and I know they think they are talking to Justin. It's hard to explain. -Randy Harrison

I hope that they are finding satisfaction. I'm in no way making a judgment. I know it doesn't make me happy. -Randy Harrison

I think my parents were happy that I'd gone to university and gotten a degree in history so they thought, 'Well if acting doesn't work for him, he can always become a history teacher or something.' Fortunately, the acting worked out. -Derek Jacobi

Yeah, I'd be happy to go back to Mexico or Japan to make another film. -Alex Cox

But I think the guys are very happy to accommodate the people and that's part of golf in general. -Bernhard Langer

And if I can take part in it by transforming my own consciousness, then someone else's, I'm happy to do it. -Bill Hicks

I mean, I'm not unhappy, but there's still so much I want to do. -Chaka Khan

Sure, one can always get the students to relax and be happy – entertained, but although being laid back and relax can also lead to creativity, mostly it means that nothing much gets done. -Donald Norman

I'm a happy camper because by doing this I have an opportunity to be on the cutting edge of research. -Geraldine Ferraro

The slave may be happy, but happiness is not enough. -Herbert Read

Well, I am very happy that I was able to play a part in bringing music from the streets onto the radio and into modern culture, I worked very hard and always believed in the sounds I was creating. -Ice T

Ultimately I am happy that everybody is embracing hip hop and the sounds from the streets. -Ice T

I'm happy with what I've done but it's a challenge to try to win more. -Jennifer Capriati

After I can be happy with knowing that I did what I wanted to do. -Namie Amuro

You know when something feels so good but you're afraid to feel good about it? So you kinda hold back? Everyone says, Congratulations, you must be so happy. And you say something stupid like, I'm just doing what little I can with what little I have. -Vin Diesel

I'd be perfectly happy never to have to answer anything again about how I work with Ethan, or whether we have arguments, or… you know what I mean? I've been answering those questions for 20 years. I suppose it's interesting to people. -Joel Coen

I've known Tiger since he was 18. Tiger is a great guy. I am so happy for him right now. -Darius Rucker

Rookies are also coming in from college programs as big stars, whereas when we came in, we were just happy to be there. We were happy to be playing in a big gym, to be on television, to be playing in America. -Sue Wicks

For me, the money isn't a big issue. I'm at the end of my career and I'm just happy to play. -Sue Wicks

Of course, I grew up in Communist Romania, but I am happy to say that now our country is democratic, and prospering, since the revolution in 1989. -Nadia Comaneci

I haven't had that good a time in ages. Since September 11, really. I just felt so happy, it was like the sun came out of the clouds for me. I love Italy. -Bruce Sterling

I feel very privileged to be part of this mission, and when my nomination was announced, I was really very, very happy to be selected for this mission. -Claude Nicollier

You just feel comfortable with him, and he certainly makes sure that you're comfortable. He makes sure that you feel good and that you're happy with what you're doing. -Albert Finney

Success is just being happy. And I try so many different things. I do a lot of different things. Because I think God has helped me to love myself. I know who God is, and I love God. -Herschel Walker

I think I was a good student, because I jumped over a school. My main interest was basically history and literature. Sports were basically basketball and swimming at a pool. I was so happy. -Shimon Peres

I have known lots of adults who enjoyed similar enthusiasms as a kid and weren't encouraged and then didn't go anywhere with it and so they're unhappy in their jobs as adults. -William Joyce

I think people stop themselves from doing the things they want to do. I just think you never know how long you're going to be around so you might as well do the things that are intriguing. Nobody really cares anyway so you have to do what makes you happy. -Gina Gershon

I was so happy that it filmed in New York not only because it's an amazing city, but also because a lot of people across the world somehow started to think about New York as a dangerous place to be and envisioned it as some war zone after that happened. -Alicia Witt

When I was a kid, my dream was to be a farmer and marry Charlie Brown. I wanted to rescue him and make him happy. Besides, he was always lusting after the little redhead girl. -Alicia Witt

I can't comment on any outside perception. I'm happy to come out and talk about movies that I've worked on in a setting like this. Otherwise, I have my own life that I live which is very different and private. -Jennifer Connelly

I'm so happy in the projects that I'm able to make, to be involved in projects like this. This isn't always where it was at for me, I started working when I was a kid. I'm just a different person now, I'm 30. I started working when I was 11 and it's a different ballgame. -Jennifer Connelly

I felt for a long time that this is what I want to do so I'm happy at this point to just take my time and work on projects that I feel strongly about, and the rest of the time just live my life. -Jennifer Connelly

What are we blaming? Is this Vietnam? We made a movie, it didn't make much money. I'm gonna be really happy if somebody watches it in 10 years' time and really enjoys it. -Kevin Costner

I am happy to know that my husband regards me as a woman and a person. -Katherine Dunham

That was the impetus for me to do music or art, because I knew if I didn't try when I was young, then I would get to be in my 40's and I'd be really unhappy that I hadn't. -Debbie Harry

It is not because I do not love my adopted land – it is the natural feeling of one far from home, who remembers those happy, carefree days when life flowed at full tide, without responsibility, flashing past one like the drama in a fascinating story of adventure and romance. -Erich von Stroheim

Whenever I felt happy about having discovered something, the first encounter, not only with the public, with other musicians, with specialists, etc, was that they rejected it. -Karlheinz Stockhausen

The labs were happy that I was brave enough to attempt to program it and the $5 million computer was left entirely to my use. I was their human guinea pig. -Philip Emeagwali

All I know is that my best work has come out of being committed and happy. -William Hurt

I said, look, do you think you could bring Gerry through, and they said yeah, absolutely, they thought that. Joel was very keen to cast him. If all my music team were happy, I was happy. -Andrew Lloyd Webber

I thought I had gotten second, but I didn't, so I was really happy. -Carly Patterson

She said I did good and I think she was happy with what I did. She just wants me to get my higher Start Value vault, which I'll be competing at Trials and, hopefully, the Olympics. -Carly Patterson

Then after I saw the scoreboard that we were tied, I was really happy, because I really wanted to win. -Carly Patterson

This hearing came about very quickly. I do have a few preliminary comments, but I suspect you're more interested in asking questions, and I'll be happy to respond to those questions to the best of my ability. -David Kay

A completely disrespectful photographer was asked to stop taking photographs, and then said, 'I've got what I want. What are you going to do about it?' How would you feel if somebody walked up and started taking your photograph? I don't think you'd be very happy. -Gabriel Byrne

If someone is not happy with one thing we either tweak it until they're happy with it. We all know where that line is, where you have to be three hands up. -Brandon Thomas

Christmas makes me happy no matter what time of year it comes around. -Bryan White

Not being able to work would make me very unhappy. -Ian Hart

China is more prosperous than before. The people have better lives but they are not happy and confident because the scars are still there. -Jung Chang

I think because of their terrible past, particularly this century, the Chinese have come to accept cruelty more than many other people, which is something I feel very unhappy about. -Jung Chang

I'm happy to say that I'm a lesbian in the world. I know there are people who don't want to be called women comedians, but I think it gives a path to the fact that we live in extremely patriarchal times. -Kate Clinton

I'm really happy that I was raised Catholic because it's given me years of material. -Kate Clinton

We are all happy when U.S. soldiers are killed week in and week out. The killing of U.S. soldiers in Iraq is legitimate and obligatory. -Walid Jumblatt

I'm one of those people who thinks you can have a happy life and still be an artist. -Shelley Duvall

So, sometimes, when I'm not happy with my performance and I have to think, I will think in English. -Sophie Marceau

The Bible is proved to be a revelation from God, by the reasonableness and holiness of its precepts; all its commands, exhortations, and promises having the most direct tendency to make men wise, holy, and happy in themselves, and useful to one another. -Adam Clarke

Also minimalism is a term that all of us who share so little in common and who are lumped together as minimalists are not terribly happy with. -Ann Beattie

I feel lucky, happy and philosophical about it all. -Greta Scacchi

I'm basically a very happy person and I don't have to be anybody else. -Jilly Cooper

But after that, I was extremely happy with the story and the look of the show at the beginning of season two – everything was working together. I felt like it was finished conceptually. -Joel Hodgson

You know, you know, obviously, if my daughter's happy, you know, then I don't have any problem. -Priscilla Presley

And when Elvis was unhappy, believe me, everyone was unhappy. -Priscilla Presley

My character had been in the chair for seven years. He had gone through his anger, depression, drug and alcohol abuse. He had gone through everything, now he was up, he was happy, he was filled with his dream. -Gregory Hines

I hope that in 5 years from now I'll be working and doing what makes me happy. Whatever that may be. -Kim Smith

She's not happy about the life she is living but to jump through the hoop would mean to succumb to death. -Kit Williams

My earlier poems were sadder than my poems are today, perhaps because I wrote them in confusion or when I was unhappy. But I am not a melancholy person, quite the contrary, no one enjoys laughing more than I do. -Anne Stevenson

What it was at the time was literally a plea for, to get the pressure off for a while, to give her space to breathe. She was very unhappy. She was feeling pretty claustrophobic. -Anthony Holden

We would have been happy if we could have assigned just three categories, large, medium, and small; the point is, we wanted to avoid personal judgments. It actually turned out to be quite a finely tuned scale. -Charles Francis Richter

Being happy is very important. We won our second championship last season and we have our entire team coming back to try and defend our title again. I'm very proud of that. -Larry Dixon

You don't have to find out what someone's mechanical abilities are. All those factors are already a known commodity. I've seen teams win championships and have their entire team quit the next day because they weren't happy. -Larry Dixon

In the span of my own lifetime I observed such wondrous progress in plant evolution that I look forward optimistically to a healthy, happy world as soon as its children are taught the principles of simple and rational living. -Luther Burbank

I was happy she got it and I have to sort of – and one of the reasons I did Third Watch is because I wanted to break that thing of just being the pretty girl and play it down and let it be about the work. -Nia Long

I'm not going to live my life unhappy and why should he and we talk about it and I think what's great about the film is that it shows is the meaning of family doesn't have to be as traditional as it once was, like you can make a family. -Nia Long

I guess I'm happy that I'm getting the attention. Otherwise, I'd just be playing in a local bar in front of my family members, and I'm sure they'd get sick of that in no time. -Gavin DeGraw

But all the money in the world cannot make you happy either, so there has to be a balance. -Heidi Klum

Well, I was already so happy being chosen to do the issue itself, that when I got on the cover, it was even more of a surprise and even more amazing to me. -Heidi Klum

They were, I doubt not, happy enough in their dark stalls, because they were horses, and had plenty to eat; and I was at times quite happy enough in the dark loft, because I was a man, and could think and imagine. -Hugh Miller

I am happy now, to recall that I was not only his son but his companion, and whenever there was a hunting expedition or any other pleasure, I was always with him. -John Philip Sousa

My purpose… to go on with my heart and soul, devoting all my energies to Girl Scouts, and heart and hand with them, we will make our lives and the lives of the future girls happy, healthy and holy. -Juliette Gordon Low

I think by being happy it actually affects the way that you look too. -Kelly Preston

To create well I have to be in a good mood, happy and cool. -Marc Newson

I think you never forget your childhood, whether it was happy or unhappy. -Marcel Carne

And basically I always said when I was little that if I ever became successful or a celebrity, I would buy her this huge house and she would never have to work anymore. And I've done that. So I feel happy about doing that. -Missy Elliott

I need to write to be happy. -Nora Roberts

As much as most of the actors were kind of curious to know what their character meant in relation to the script and to the plot, they really were quite happy to be part of the adventure of not knowing. -Radha Mitchell

If you're happy, if you're feeling good, then nothing else matters. -Robin Wright

Sean's a better person when he's directing. He becomes a queen when he's an actor. And he's so unhappy when he's acting. -Robin Wright

We only have two things that we share in this life; we are born and we die. And what we do in between those times, we've got to be happy. I don't let the outside world deter me. -Dawn Fraser

Just stop for a minute and you'll realize you're happy just being. I think it's the pursuit that screws up happiness. If we drop the pursuit, it's right here. -James Hillman

Often I look back and see that I had been many kinds of a fool-and that I had been happy in being this or that kind of fool. -Carl Sandburg

I don't want to be famous famous. I'm happy on the second tier, where I have autonomy on a professional level but I can still go out to the movies without being recognized. -Gabrielle Reece

You can be happy where you are. -Joel Osteen

Boston is an oasis in the desert, a place where the larger proportion of people are loving, rational and happy. -Julia Ward Howe

I never could be good when I was not happy. -Julia Ward Howe

I am happy at Leeds and I want to stay. There has been talk that Leeds might sell some players, but all the players believe we can win some silverware next season and it is important that we are all kept together. -Robbie Keane

Last, in restaurants you spend a lot of time dealing with people who are very unhappy. Soup has been spilled on their laps, they've waited 10 minutes to get their check so they can leave, and you learn how to listen, I think, in a much more proactive way than government does. -John Hickenlooper

They think the banjo can only be happy, but that's not true. -Bela Fleck

So it doesn't have to be happy music to be inspiring. -Bela Fleck

So, once I've written a song, you know, I'm pretty happy with what the song is on its own terms. -Duncan Sheik

But I am not allowed to speak to foreigners and I am not allowed to leave the country. So I'm not so happy. -Mordechai Vanunu

You cannot say that you are happy when you don't win. -Arsene Wenger

I will be happy with certainly when the corruption index improve. -Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

I WAS born a slave; but I never knew it till six years of happy childhood had passed away. -Harriet Ann Jacobs

So, I'm happy to do that because it's a wonderful working relationship but I will be going out for pilot season for half hour work and that's the gamble I'm taking. -Charisma Carpenter

I was very happy sitting alone at a dining room table, writing a script. -Conrad Hall

It's learning how to negotiate to keep both sides happy – whether it's for a multi-million dollar contract or just which show to watch on TV, that determines the quality and enjoyment of our lives. -Leigh Steinberg

Home life's great, man. The kids are great, happy and healthy. I've reached this sort of wonderful precipice. -Ryan Phillippe

I've been in this business for a long time at my age, I've just turned 30, and I feel like my wife's career is going incredibly well, my kids are happy and healthy in schools, we've both been able to buy a house for our parents, respectively, in the places they live. -Ryan Phillippe

I'm very picky, and I'm never 100% happy with the work I do; I hate watching myself and hearing my voice. -Samantha Mumba

There's a picture of Christopher and the real Ken Titus and myself in my dressing room. He's a great guy, by the way. I just think the real Ken is just super. And he's so happy for his son's success. -Stacy Keach

What it meant to me: a happy life, of course, companionship, of course. A common objective, I think. -Denis Thatcher

I really liked doing a number of the projects and directors, and etc., etc., I knew about half-way through that I would never be doing that again. It's just not me. I really am happy as a part-time film composer, not a full-time film composer. -Danny Elfman

When I'm in love, I wake up happy. -Enrique Iglesias

I am much obliged by the favourable sentiments you express towards me, and shall be happy if I can be of service in carrying into execution your plans. -George Stephenson

I have worked enough and I am happy to be touring the country speaking about living with MS to give people inspiration and motivation to help themselves. -Teri Garr

It's such a luxury to be able to be happy about going to work in the morning. -Joe Pantoliano

I knew I was happy when I was dancing. -Ajay Naidu

As a head-hunter I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing my candidates do well and therefore my clients happy. I want to work with clients more as a partner than simply a head-hunter. -Bruce Bennett

If a band is really good and the chemistry is unique, it should continue. But I guess David is just very happy doing his solo career. He's got a different band every time he goes out. -Chris Frantz

I know a lot of people didn't understand why I came back, and people are still going to say it was stupid and it was the wrong decision. But I'm happy. -Cobi Jones

I think people with open minds will observe the way we do things and realize that our goal is to have successful, happy, productive adults, and they will take our ideas and implement them elsewhere for their own children. -Daniel Greenberg

I go out with white women. This makes a lot of people unhappy, mostly black women. -Dennis Rodman

We were very happy when a South African court, which had previously ruled against us, took another look and decided that this material was not obscene and allowed it into the country. -Gilbert Hernandez

I am happy to receive any items of jewelry. -Katie Price

I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless. -James Broughton

The kids really enjoy what they do. I check with them constantly to make sure that they're really happy to be there. -Jock Sturges

The art and culture that is New York, communications, finance, all these things help make up New York. The rest of the country should be happy that we are what we are. -David Dinkins

My personal goals are to be happy, healthy and to be surrounded by loved ones. -Kiana Tom

We had our first meeting yesterday, and we just laughed all the way through, so if we can bottle that, then I'll be happy. We just get on, and that's half the battle. -Allan Carr

I'm happy with the coach we have. I think any one of the ones I asked them to consider would've been good. -Bear Bryant

I was actually perfectly happy when I had no money, which lasted right up until we had a hit with Killer Queen, in 1974. I never wanted for anything. -Brian May

I could be happy doing something like architecture. It would involve another couple of years of graduate school, but that's what I studied in college. That's what I always wanted to do. -Parker Stevenson

Pain was something we were expected to endure. But I doubt very much if you would be entirely happy today if a doctor threw a towel in your face and jumped on you with a knife. -Roald Dahl

If we don't stop somewhere, if we don't accept an unhappy compromise, unhappy for both sides, if we don't learn how to unhappily coexist and contain our burned sense of injustice – if we don't learn how to do that, we end up in a doomed state. -Amos Oz

People try to make a Greek tragedy of my life, and they can't do it. I'm too happy. -Curt Flood

We've all been around love enough to know how lucky we are. I've never seen anybody have a cross word on the set, and I'm there a lot. All the women just got brand-new trailers, so they're happy. -James Denton

I wish I had it in my power to furnish you with accommodation I should feel proud to do it, shall be happy to hear from you at anytime when you engagements will allow you an hour and remain with best wishes for yourself, family and circuit. -John Hawley

I am happy to make money. I want to make more money, make more music, eat Big Macs and drink Budweisers. -Kid Rock

I want as many people as possible to hear my music. I'm happy to entertain people by being a star. -Kid Rock

Idolizing is a strong word, though. I'm happy that people respond well to the work I'm doing now. If anyone admires what I'm doing in any way, then I'm really proud of it. -Scott Wolf

I'd be happy to do Star Trek again, if the writing was right. -Stephen Collins

I had a director who told me a story about a fan who had commented on how nice it was to see her sister laughing and how happy the show made her. I like to make people happy and make them laugh. -Will Estes

I really live a simple life and don't need very much to feel good and happy. Don't get me wrong; I believe you should get what you earn. Sometimes you have to fight for it. -Kevin Eubanks

With any group of people in life, sad things happen, and crazy things, and happy things. When you're in the public eye, it's just amplified, that's all. -Margot Kidder

A lot of people want to make films and do photography and things, but I'm quite happy doing what I'm doing. -Syd Barrett

Henceforth, we shall be happy to be a free citizen in an independent country. -Bao Dai

It's a whole other ball game and I am glad that I fit into that space where, whatever it is that you want to do and you are doing as long as you are happy with it, then you know What the Heck! -Bootsy Collins

I enjoy working with Melissa a great deal. We're always looking for projects to do together. I was happy to have her do the show, because she doesn't normally do episodic unless she's starring, and I was very happy with the results. -Bruce Boxleitner

Well, my constituents are happy that the Republican Party has finally gotten off its duff, seeing that we do control the House and the Senate and the presidency, and taken up the issue of illegal immigration. -Dana Rohrabacher

These happy endings all express the weak and sly promise that the world is not rotten and out of joint but meaningful and ultimately in excellent condition. -Douglas Sirk

The only luck I had in my life was when I married you. I knew it wouldn't last because I was too happy. I knew they would not let me be happy. -Eddie Slovik

Artists like Bach and Beethoven erected churches and temples on the heights. I only wanted… to build dwellings for men in which they might feel happy and at home. -Edvard Grieg

I am very happy because motor racing is very important outside the states, very big all over the world. -Emerson Fittipaldi

Fame an fortune are nothing if you're not happy and healthy. -Erika Slezak

The first object of my endeavours was the means to become perfect and happy. -Johann Heinrich Lambert

My best chance is that, in a happy moment, I hit upon St Francis as the subject for a series of plays. Others might have written them better: but, as I have written them, the advantage will probably remain mine. -Laurence Housman

Some days I would be there at ten in the morning and wouldn't leave till ten at night, and the others would waltz in for a couple of hours and then leave, because I was doing that painting thing. And they were happy to see that being done. -Lindsey Buckingham

The 12 years I was in Fleetwood Mac before were not particularly happy years. I was not in a very good place, psychologically, when I left. I didn't have a lot of confidence in what I was doing. -Lindsey Buckingham

And still I'm not completely happy with my skating. I always feel I can do more and climb higher. -Oksana Baiul

I felt that as long as we were being honest, and that we didn't bend the truth to accomplish another goal, to be entertaining or to be a happy ending, I was confident that we'd be able to tell the story the way it happened. -Ted Demme

We had our unhappy moments but they got channelled into the kind of sadness that was necessary for singing a song about going nowhere. So it worked out very well I think. -Tina Weymouth

Anyone's life truly lived consists of work, sunshine, exercise, soap, plenty of fresh air, and a happy contented spirit. -Lillie Langtry

I am happy as happiness goes, for a woman who has so many memories and who lives the lonely life of an actress. -Lillie Langtry

Brenda did some little vocal arrangements for us and she got to sing as well. So, we're happy to be able to work together and that's another reason why we look forward to doing more of these. -Rick Derringer

And what makes me happy now has changed as well… Its one thing to play in a bar or at a biker festival, and hear a guy who's been drinking beer all day come up and tell you how good you are. For a long time in your life that will make you happy. -Rick Derringer

Most of us are not real eager to grow, myself included. We try to be happy by staying in the status quo. But if we're not willing to be honest with ourselves about what we feel, we don't evolve. -Olympia Dukakis

I didn't want to get into acting. I was very happy doing MTV, it took up my time, I was content. -Nafisa Joseph

I don't think success arrives and you're suddenly happy. It's not like that. If people think that they'll be very disappointed. -Michael Hutchence

But then, you know, I'm very happy, I've got to this stage in my life and I'm not dead. I haven't got married and divorced and done all that palimony business, you know all that mess. -Michael Hutchence

I'm always happy when I'm left alone, but if somebody comes and is nice, then we talk. -Maximilian Schell

I hope to live long enough to see my surviving comrades march side by side with the Union veterans along Pennsylvania Avenue, and then I will die happy. -James Longstreet

The happy story right now is the full page in Vanity Fair, which gives me a great deal of exposure. -Jackie DeShannon

You see I found I didn't have to act to be happy. -Irene Dunne

I am much more happy doing what I know I can do than what I am not sure I could do. -Giorgio Moroder

The only time that I am really truly happy – when I feel at my best – is when I'm on the stage. -Etta James

I am so happy that I am alive and can walk. -Etta James

Let us hope that for many it does mean the end of trouble so far as earning a livelihood is concerned, that it means happy and comfortable home living honestly earned. But there are other troubles ahead for her, and plenty of hard work. -Florenz Ziegfeld

Yes, there is plenty of hard work for them in addition to that which they do when they appear, smiling and happy, when the curtain goes up. Giving a performance is the least of their worries. -Florenz Ziegfeld

At no period of our political existence had we so much cause to felicitate ourselves at the prosperous and happy condition of our country. -James Monroe

If we look to the history of other nations, ancient or modern, we find no example of a growth so rapid, so gigantic, of a people so prosperous and happy. -James Monroe

Painters were also attorneys, happy storytellers of anecdote, psychologists, botanists, zoologists, archaeologists, engineers, but there were no creative painters. -Kazimir Malevich

I don't really make plans and I just want to be happy and continue with my business and take care of my wife and kids. I want to sit back, relax and enjoy life. -Larry Holmes

Michael Sunday and I are the original members of the band. We first did it just for charities and benefit concerts. It was very ad-hoc, and before we knew it, we were really a band. We went through several drummers and guitarists before we were happy with the line up. -Peter Tork

I've slept with a couple of people and made some poor choices and put things in jeopardy with… what I was happy with, and that's my own fault. I've got no one else to blame about that stuff. -Shane Warne

I'm very lucky, I'm happy with life because my experiences led me to do what I had to do. I don't have any regrets whatsoever. -Van Morrison

When I was 15, I made a solo record. It made Artie very unhappy. He looked upon it as something of a betrayal. -Paul Simon

I would be willing to do almost anything to make Art happy. I care about our friendship. The only thing I won't do is change the essence of my work. -Paul Simon

I don't feel any pressure from fans. But I'm always in some kind of state of emotional turmoil. I would not describe myself as happy-go-lucky. That's not to say that I'm not happy. -Paul Simon

Winning is very important to me. I wouldn't be happy with anything less. And I work towards my goal. -Nafisa Joseph

The new fashion is to talk about the most private parts of your life; other fashion is to repent of your excesses and to criticize the drugs that made you happy in the other times. -Mick Jagger

I've always been full of nervous energy, but I'm not really as happy as I seem. -Loretta Lynn

I don't like to talk about things where you're going to gt one side or the other unhappy. My music has no politics. -Loretta Lynn

I store away my experiences and don't feel really happy until I've found a way to write about them. -Len Deighton

Music was my joy, my home, the one place I felt happy and secure. -Lawrence Welk

I binge when I'm happy. When everything is going really well, every day is like I'm at a birthday party. -Kirstie Alley

I need freedom to be happy. -Johnny Weissmuller

I would not be happy to do what I do unless I felt that the large audience wanted it. -Giorgio Moroder

I am not so complicated or intelligent a composer, nor am I very interested in becoming so. I am much more happy doing what I know I can do than what I am not sure I could do. -Giorgio Moroder

I associate my motion picture career more with being unhappy and scared, or being under the gun, than with anything pleasant. -Francis Ford Coppola

George Lucas doesn't have the most physical stamina. He was so unhappy making Star Wars that he just vowed he'd never do it again. -Francis Ford Coppola

Who's happy these days? -Ethel Merman

I wish to lead a life free from care, and I see that I shall be unhappy if I cannot always work at my art. -Clara Schumann

I do not want horses or diamonds – I am happy in possessing you. -Clara Schumann

I'm not playing for other musicians. We're trying to reach the guy who works all day and wants to spend a buck at night. We'll keep him happy. -Nat King Cole

How ridiculous I was as a Marionette! And how happy I am, now that I have become a real boy! -Carlo Collodi

The Unhappy may, possibly, by indulging Thought, hit on some lucky Stratagem for the Relief of his Misfortunes, and the Happy may be infinitely more so by contemplating on his Condition. -Eliza Haywood

Hatred, in the course of time, kills the unhappy wretch who delights in nursing it in his bosom. -Giacomo Casanova

In my solitude, many miles from men and houses, I am in a childishly happy and carefree state of mind, which you are incapable of understanding unless someone explains it to you. -Knut Hamsun

I, I don't think anybody's continually happy, uh, except idiots, you know. You know, you have to have little moments of depression. -Rube Goldberg

In my experience, it is rarer to find a really happy person in a circle of millionaires than among vagabonds. -Thor Heyerdahl

It was a time when only the dead smiled, happy in their peace. -Anna Akhmatova

How happy I am to go to the front at last. To do my bit. To prove with my life what I think I feel. -Ernst Toller

As we depend upon our masters, for what we eat and drink and wear, and for all our comfortable things in this world, we cannot be happy, unless we please them. -Jupiter Hammon

There are but two places where all go after death, white and black, rich and poor; those places are Heaven and Hell. Heaven is a place made for those, who are born again, and who love God, and it is a place where they will be happy for ever. -Jupiter Hammon

A lot of us don't want to be quite that serious about world problems. Our life is there to enjoy, not to be an eternal dissident, eternally unhappy with how things are and with the state of mankind. -Robert Sheckley

I'm very happy. I like my work and the various aspects of it – going around the world, teaching the gospel according to St. Albert. -Albert Ellis

Millions of people thought Archie was a happy hero. -Carroll O'Connor

As a kid, before I could play music, I remember baseball being the one thing that could always make me happy. -Garth Brooks

I am the baby in the family, and I always will be. I am actually very happy to have that position. But I still get teased. I don't mind that. -Janet Jackson

I had years of partying, and I was kind of surprised and happy I survived it all. Now, being a parent, I look back on it thinking, Oh God, the things you did! -Jeff Bridges

I'm happy with the Arena Football League right now. I'm happy in Denver. -John Elway

There can be many different views of what Heaven is like, because Heaven is whatever makes each person eternally and fully happy. -Mattie Stepanek

Having good health, being able to breathe and be happy, that's one of the most beautiful gifts. On top of that, I have the gift to play music and make people happy through that. I'm just telling you from my heart, I'm so in love with life. -Roy Ayers

I don't trip on that much. I just like to enjoy life and be happy. -Roy Ayers

Not that I wouldn't have been equally happy to see the old buddies and see it all start up again that way. But this was more of a work situation, and a very good one. -Andreas Katsulas

I think when an actress marries she should leave the stage. She cannot be happy if she is married and remains on the stage. She must care more for her art or for her husband. -Billie Burke

So this is why I'm always say happy that somebody mentions Rwanda, because behind Rwanda, we have Africa. -Boutros Boutros-Ghali

The things that make me happy most are my family and working. -Damon Albarn

I went to Sunday School and liked the stories about Christ and the Christmas star. They were beautiful. They made you warm and happy to think about. But I didn't believe them. -Frances Farmer

It's kind of scary sometimes, I've seen this a lot in Asia. Children are given music lessons, very intensively I might add and involving great technical expertise sometimes, but you can tell that they have been told only to play happy pleasant music. -Michael Tilson Thomas

Oh, definitely and I talk about all the things that I really needed to make me happy at that point in time were outside of Mississippi, and now all the things that I need to make me happy are back there. -Sela Ward

Music for me is an emotional thing and it really does make me happy. It's not a tool for me to get fame or see my face in the papers or anything like that. It's about the fact that I really do enjoy it. -Ville Valo

I'm very happy with this new record. It's dealing with different aspects of love-it's me making a statement about people doing something with their lives. It is about caring for others. -Barry White

I created a production company. Right now I am so happy in my work. -Marla Maples

I'm happy to have had everything healed. We're fine. -Marla Maples

Basically, people are never happy enough because they want more money. -Suge Knight

I ordered gold in the meantime to be showered down without ceasing among the happy multitude. -Adelbert von Chamisso

I'm just really happy, because I think we're a great band, and I really like great bands. -Krist Novoselic

I'm perfectly happy when I look out at an audience and it's all women. I always think it's kind of odd, but then, more women than men, I think, read and write poetry. -Diane Wakoski

In the life of a singer, it's not all triumphs and happy memories; there are days you have to go out there when it's the last thing you feel like doing. -Mireille Mathieu

So fantasy was fine early on, and when I discovered science fiction, I was very happy with it, because my first interest in science fiction came with an interest in astronomy. -Octavia E. Butler

Why the hell can't people just write nice happy stories about people having happy sex? That's what I want, and I bet a whole bunch of other people want it too. -Phil Foglio

The truth is, I could no more dictate her nature than she could dictate mine. Kinsey's happy as she is and she doesn't need to be rescued, improved, or saved. -Sue Grafton

With Fellini, the fear dropped out of my work because it was such a happy experience… hanging out with Fellini, having pasta on the set with Fellini, and going out with Fellini! -Terence Stamp

I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with. -Zinedine Zidane

I suggested that we had experience in helping other countries build their military forces, and we would be willing and happy to do the same for Afghanistan, together with the United States. -Bulent Ecevit

I know I'm happy and can't wait to see where my career will go next. This isn't the end for any of us. I can understand why they are upset but I want them to move forward and look for the future. -LaToya London

Management don't really have any problem at all with firing people. It's a powerful idea that, If I'm not happy, I'll quit. I'll try something else! -Ron Livingston

What I realized was how difficult an hour show is and how miserable you can be if you're not happy doing it. -Victor Garber

I am now in that happy comfortable state that I do not hesitate to indulge in any fancy in regard to diet, but watch the consequences, and do not continue any course which adds to weight or bulk and consequent discomfort. -William Banting

It's not always been a happy marriage. I guess I wanted a quick fix. -David Byrne

You believe happiness to be derived from the place in which once you have been happy, but in truth it is centered in ourselves. -Franz Schubert

One day you are happy and laughing and the next you are crying. -Grete Waitz

I am not always happy with the compliments Estonia has received. -Lennart Meri

I'm very happy to have a small, long, career instead of one big hit and then oblivion. -Susannah McCorkle

I feel sorry sometimes for these sportsmen and women who put in just as much effort as the footballers. For example, athletes train at least as hard as footballers but have to be happy if they can earn enough to finance a decent education. -Angela Merkel

No, I'm happy to go on living the life I've chosen. I'm a university teacher and I like my job. -Antonio Tabucchi

I married a wonderful doctor, and I was very happy – period. -Claudette Colbert

The few men who possess the wealth of the material things of the earth at the present time are not truly happy. -Joseph Franklin Rutherford

Personally I'm very happy to be behind the scenes. I like collaboration, I like working with directors. -Mark Mothersbaugh

I am reasonably happy, providing I keep busy. -Burt Lancaster

I wanted to write a happy song. I didn't know how. -Fiona Apple

If the gig's going really well, I'm incredibly happy on stage and really feel good about my life and things. -James Taylor

We've been in that situation where you're just so happy to be doing what you love to do that you get taken advantage of. -Justin Timberlake

It's cool to go places where working people are happy. -Neil Young

If a hit came along, I wouldn't be unhappy about that. But I'm a bit too old for that now-doing videos and all those types of TV shows. I've kind of done all that, in the '70s. -Nick Lowe

If anyone comes along, I'm more than happy to welcome them, but I'm not interested in world domination. -Nick Lowe

Actors love mental disorders, dialects, and corsets. Give them one of the three and they're happy. -Robin Tunney

I can't say I was unhappy as a child actor in films. I had a particularly wonderful time. -Roddy McDowall

I've made a lot of people a lot of money, and I've made a lot of people really happy. I've entertained millions and millions of people. -Steve Guttenberg

If you pray enough for things, I am proof that they can happen. I feel like a kid on Christmas day now, every day. It's something I have wanted for a long time and I am as happy as anyone to be here. It is great to be back at my first love. -Robbie Fowler

I want a new contract. I'm happy at United and I see my future here. -Rio Ferdinand

I have very happy memories of fairy tales. My mother used to take me to the library in Toronto to check out the fairy tales. And she was an actress, so she used to act out for me the different characters in all these fairy tales. -Mike Myers

I'm really happy to be a mom, and I'm proud of the phase I'm in. -Liz Phair

I look at my father, who was in many ways an unhappy person, but who, not long before he got sick, said that the greatest source of satisfaction in his life had been going to work in the company of other workers. -Jonathan Franzen

's one of the perversities of the age: I'm embarrassed by its success, but I'm happy it's selling. -Jonathan Franzen

I know when I started I would have been happy to sound like the Beatles or Joe Tex or whoever. You want to sound like most bands, you want to sound like their records and that's how you learn your chops. -Jon Anderson

But I do know focusing on the exterior doesn't make me happy. If I want peace and serenity, it won't be reached by getting thinner or fatter. -Elle Macpherson

Predicting has a spotty record in science fiction. I've had some failures. On the other hand, I also predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise of fundamentalist Islam… and I'm not happy to be right in all of those cases. -David Brin

You cannot be happy with your family while being personally unhappy with your work. It's a Catch-22 kind of thing. -Mikhail Baryshnikov

A happy wife is a happy life. -Gavin Rossdale

I'm incredibly happy to be doing my own thing in New York. -Sherry Stringfield

A lot of times I go back to record and to make a tour, but I'm very happy to do it, because it gives me an opportunity to dig and hear what's going on. -Dexter Gordon

I don't think I would have stayed for the second season if I hadn't been happy. -Sarah Sutton

To be honest, I am not happy about all the publicity. -Jean Alesi

Am I calm all the time? That is a question to ask my mother. I am very happy in my home. I have a good family, that gives me something extra. -Jean Alesi

I keep the bad-boy image just to make my fans happy. -Sanjay Dutt

Working lives are for the state to influence. Unemployment makes people unhappy. So does instability. -Polly Toynbee

Inequality makes everyone unhappy, the poor most of all, and that is well within the remit of the state. More money gives less extra happiness the richer we get, yet we are addicted to earning and spending more every year. -Polly Toynbee

I've been to the studio several times, and it's not that I'm not happy with what I've got, but each time I come away, I feel that I've learned something that I want to work on. -Evan Parker

Fortunately, I've also been an electrician, and that's a happy memory for me. -James MacArthur

I am happy to have now as Danny finally a more difficult role, in which I can shoot and fight. -James MacArthur

It was the most pleasurable thing I've ever done, playing this character, and I just remember feeling so at home and so – I don't know, I was just happy – and it just wasn't ever work! It was like a sandbox for me, and I would crack myself up rehearsing. -Jenna Elfman

I just think that it's such a good show and timeless and still very funny, and that just makes me happy to have that whole first season in one concentrated space for people to enjoy so that it's not hit and miss trying to find it in syndication always. -Jenna Elfman

I am not that thrilled about the way our records sound anyway. Don't get me wrong, I work hard on them and I want them to sound fantastic but I'm happy to have another interpretation of them anyway. -Wayne Coyne

For the last few years, it's been so chic for everybody to be miserable. Like if you're in with the cool crowd, you can't be happy. -Lenny Kravitz

Folks who are getting their strokes in the South are not as unhappy with Howard Dean. You don't see anybody starting any movement to get him out of office. -Gwen Ifill

I would have been happy to have waited till I was in my mid- to late-30s before I got married, but you don't choose when these things happen, and when they do, there's no doubt in your mind. -Natalie Imbruglia

I don't think there's more than half-a-dozen cartoons that I've been really truly happy with in all the time I've been doing it. -Pat Oliphant

I think beauty comes from within. If you're happy and look at life in the best way you can, even when there are problems, it can make you beautiful on the outside. -Faith Hill

Even when there are times that we're not happy, happiness will creep in. -Dyan Cannon

I really always expected to somebody to make me happy and I don't think you can really enter into a relationship until you are happy. -Dyan Cannon

Have you ever noticed when you start getting happy, you say, uh-uh, I'd better watch out. I feel too good. Something's going to happen. -Dyan Cannon

Why does the rest of the world put up with the hypocrisy, the need to put a happy face on sorrow, the need to keep on keeping on?… I don't know the answer, I know only that I can't. -Elizabeth Wurtzel

I'm very happy for the Contreras family. They're out. Now they've got a chance to experience life the way I did as a kid. You know, his kids are going to have a real chance in life now, and the same way that I had it. -Rafael Palmeiro

The basic answer is that I wasn't happy or fulfilled by the job I had and I wanted my life to mean something to me, so I searched my life experience and realized that acting and performing were activities that I enjoyed all aspects of. -Gil Gerard

It's hard to be happy when you are facing 120 to 140 degree temperatures and nothing seems to be moving in a direction that you think or they think or you've been told it's supposed to be moving in. -Janis Karpinski

If Solomon counts the day of one's death better than the day of one's birth, there can be no objection why that also may not be reckoned amongst one's remarkable and happy days. -John Aubrey

When I perform Strauss, it is as if the music fits me like a glove. My voice seems to lie in a happy area in this music, which is lyrical and passionate at the same time. -Kiri Te Kanawa

Nothing the desert produces expresses it better than the unhappy growth of the tree yuccas. -Mary Hunter Austin

If you want to be happy, live discreetly. Does that make sense in English? -Olivier Martinez

I want just to be happy and peaceful. And that's not always the case when you're married. -Olivier Martinez

I had tried to get focused on other things. But I always ended up back in the same place, and it wasn't making me happy. I needed to get the focus back. -Kate Moss

Do you know what a blessing it is to make movies that make people happy? -Kate Hudson

I am extremely shy. I am not happy in crowds of people. -Glenn Close

A song must move the story ahead. A song must take the place of dialogue. If a song halts the show, pushes it back, stalls it, the audience won't buy it; they'll be unhappy. -Dorothy Fields

And then I graduate two years later, in 1998, with my class. And, since then I've been here in Houston for training basically. And I was very happy to be assigned to this mission. -Umberto Guidoni

Even if you have a bad game, you have to swallow your pride and sign. It takes a little time, but it makes the kids happy. And it makes you feel good, too. -Lorrie Fair

I can't say I'm happy to be talking about John Ritter and his passing. In my 21 years of Entertainment Tonight, this really was one of the most shocking and sad things to have happened. -Mary Hart

I think of myself as a really happy person. -David Guterson

If, on occasion, the knowledge brought by science leads to an unhappy end, this is not to the discredit of science but is rather an indication of an imperfect ability to use wisely the gifts placed within our hands. -Polykarp Kusch

It doesn't take much to make me happy. -Lexa Doig

Most of them are pretty down records, pretty unhappy, pretty confused. Which only reflects how people in general were feeling, I mean really the sense that you get is society running down. -Lester Bangs

I know that. I'm having a ball. I'm not slap happy. I'm just filled up with joy and with peace and with all kinds of things that have eluded me for quite a few years. And they're back and they're thriving. -Liza Minnelli

The great thing about Stephen is that he sees the movie as a separate thing, I think. He wants it to capture the essence of the book, and if he feels that's been done, then he's not too particular about the details. I think that's why he's happy. -Lawrence Kasdan

But, I think that the reason I responded to this book, sort of paradoxically, is that it starts out like The Big Chill, sort of. Four friends, who are not quite happy with their life, and every year they get together for a week and look for some comfort from each other. -Lawrence Kasdan

Since the composer has said everything, if you discover everything, it will be enough and you will be a happy man. Don't try to say it's your taste, and because of that you are changing this or that. And I must say this respect is still there. -Kurt Masur

I loved Peg Bundy. I am so happy that I got to do that. It was really fun. -Katey Sagal

It's true, I did a lot of great movies, and I'm happy. It was what it was, and now I think all of that has fed into where I am now, and I think it has taught me a lot. -Faye Dunaway

I have been steadily exchanging a rock audience who were nervous about what they had just bought for a jazz audience who not only were happy with their purchase, but are increasingly coming again. -Bill Bruford

The Amateur Marriage grew out of the reflection that of all the opportunities to show differences in character, surely an unhappy marriage must be the richest. -Anne Tyler

Our last jam session was this past Christmas. Dad played his harmonica, mom sang in English and Italian, and I played guitar. I'm so happy that we could share that musical experience for one last time. -Tony Visconti

I just want to get on stage and sing and be happy. -Ronnie Spector

The accident was a horrible thing – but that horrible thing made Chris, at the end of his life, Superman. It's a happy irony if there is such a thing. I'm proud to have known him. -Morgan Freeman

So for me, anything that has to do with animals, and I'm a happy camper. -Maria Menounos

Great music does not just make me feel good. It means something. It makes us understand. It makes us happy. -Lukas Foss

And I'm happy to say that I'm able to find people wherever I go that are not black, not white – they're just human beings. That's where I am, where I've been and where I intend to stay. -Chico Hamilton

I look back to a happy childhood. -Catherine Helen Spence

Don't ignore the past, but deal with it, on your own pace. Once you deal with it, you are free of it; and you are free to embrace your life and be a happy loving person because if you don't, the past will come back to haunt and keep coming back to haunt you. -Boris Kodjoe

I have so much satisfaction in my life. I have a beautiful wife and the great stimulation of an interesting career. I'm the most happy fellow that I know. -Brendan Fraser

Through teaching myself how to be happy and get through things, I hope I can also do that for other people. -Taryn Manning

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