Best Quotes About Pier

Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier. -Albert Schweitzer

Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body. -George Santayana

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. -George Bernard Shaw

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. -George Santayana

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

Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage – they've experienced pain and bought jewelry. -Rita Rudner

The violinist must possess the poet's gift of piercing the protective hide which grows on propagandists, stockbrokers and slave traders, to penetrate the deeper truth which lies within. -Yehudi Menuhin

I don't need a man. But I'm happier with one. I like to have someone I can touch and squeeze and kiss. But I don't fold up and die if I don't have a man around. -Cher

I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry. -Rita Rudner

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. -Mother Teresa

He that respects himself is safe from others. He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life. -Pythagoras

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust. -Samuel Johnson

Human beings will be happier – not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia. -Kurt Vonnegut

I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it. -Thomas Jefferson

Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults of those beloved. He has wings, he comes quickly and flies away the same. -Voltaire

What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust. -Salvador Dali

No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other. -Frank Lloyd Wright

I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer. -Brendan Behan

Once the Xerox copier was invented, diplomacy died. -Andrew Young

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. -Saint Augustine

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams. -Hosea Ballou

A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times. -Alfred Lord Tennyson

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen. -Mark Twain

Many possessions, if they do not make a man better, are at least expected to make his children happier; and this pathetic hope is behind many exertions. -George Santayana

If women believed in their husbands they would be a good deal happier and also a good deal more foolish. -H. L. Mencken

Motivated more by partisan politics than by national security, today's Democratic leaders see America as an occupier, not a liberator. And nothing makes this Marine madder than someone calling American troops occupiers rather than liberators. -Zell Miller

I don't want to pierce anything. I think it's outdated. Belly rings and all are, like, old. -Britney Spears

It was wrongly assumed that I wished to become some sort of leader among gay activists, whereas in reality I was happier to be a foot soldier. -Ian Mckellen

There's a very specific thing you can do to get in magazines. I'm much happier to just show up and do the job. I haven't taken the active approach to making myself a star. I haven't been in a blockbuster. -Paul Rudd

I see my purpose in life as making the world a happier place to be in . -David Niven

I felt the most intense pleasure in piercing the stone in order to make an abstract form and space; quite a different sensation from that of doing it for the purpose of realism. -Barbara Hepworth

I'd like to play every type of character, but only once. I like to expierence things. -River Phoenix

The Cross is the approbation of our existence, not in words, but in an act so completely radical that it caused God to become flesh and pierced this flesh to the quick; that, to God, it was worth the death of his incarnate Son. -Pope Benedict XVI

Jordan seeks to play only one role, that of a model state. It is our aim to set an example for our Arab brethren, not one that they need follow but one that will inspire them to seek a higher, happier destiny within their own borders. -Hussein of Jordan

The Nautilus was piercing the water with its sharp spur, after having accomplished nearly ten thousand leagues in three months and a half, a distance greater than the great circle of the earth. Where were we going now, and what was reserved for the future? -Jules Verne

I am never at my best in the early morning, especially a cold morning in the Yorkshire spring with a piercing March wind sweeping down from the fells, finding its way inside my clothing, nipping at my nose and ears. -James Herriot

Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then by my example, how dangerous is the pursuit of knowledge and how much happier is that man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow. -Mary Wollstonecraft

Artists aren't really people. And I'm actually 40 per cent papier mache. -Morrissey

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. -Margaret Young

Sometimes the only thing we women want is a dick and no arguments. What could make us happier? -Linda Fiorentino

I myself never feel that I'm sexy. If people call me cute, I am happier. -Coco Lee

The best thing is being able to perform in front of people and to express my feelings, whatever they may be at the time. Just to be able to make the world a happier place to be. -Tanya Tucker

Robespierre, however, was not the type of leader finally destined to emerge from the Revolution. -Irving Babbitt

I just had that conversation this morning with my doctor. I just got back from the hospital a half-hour ago, and nothing will make me happier than to replicate the DNA of my amazing husband. I'm optimistic. -Karen Duffy

All that money stuff was so strange; all it ever meant to me was freedom from worry. I'm happier now than I've ever been but I still wish I had that money. -Dana Plato

The fact is that we like each other very much, and we of course see each other on stage all the time, but this means more time to spend together, and that's great. We couldn't be happier. -Bill Irwin

Unimaginative people are spared quite a lot. They're often much happier, because they don't go through all the variety of conceptions of the person they love. -Mary Wesley

I've fallen back on this periodically, although I must say that getting out of the grocery business ranked right up there with getting out of the army as one of the happier experiences of my life. -David Eddings

The Vichy government was under occupation and carried out the orders of the German occupier. -Jean-Marie Le Pen

I am too old for an eyebrow piercing but too young for an eyebrow lift. -Max Cannon

I had a happier experience of the city as an actress than I had had as a model. -Saffron Burrows

I couldn't be happier that President Bush has stood up for having served in the National Guard, because I can finally put an end to all those who questioned my motives for enlisting in the Army Reserve at the height of the Vietnam War. -Larry David

The first things I did when I got out of school in '65 was to buy a pair of Levis and pierce my ears. -Mink Stole

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

I can honestly say that I am happier now than I have ever been. For the first time in my life I feel free. -LaToya Jackson

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

For the first two weeks of filming, I remember bristling at some of the occurrences on the set, none of which directly involved me. Then I surrendered to the environment, to Michael's method, and became much happier, even though no one knew what to expect. -Madeleine Stowe

I also hope that with the assistance and expertise of Dome Records, that I will be able to further pierce the UK and European market. I really like playing there and I want to do more! I've found that the audiences get quite involved and really listen to what's happening. -George Duke

I couldn't have been happier with the relationship we had with Disney, it couldn't have been easier. -Joel Coen

No one should suffer from the great delusion that any form of communism or socialism which promotes the dictatorship of the few instead of the initiative of the millions can produce a happier or more prosperous society. -Charles E. Wilson

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. -Luther Burbank

I have more perspective now, and am happier now. It's not that I don't want success, but I now know I can have success at a lower level and make much more money doing it by myself. I make $6 or $7 bucks a record vs. nothing off those other records. -Matthew Sweet

Words began to appear in English and to make some kind of equivalent. For what satisfaction it is hard to say, except that something seems unusually piercing, living, handsome, in another language, and since English is yours, you wish it to be there too. -Robert Fitzgerald

If you come into success too soon, you'll burn out and be finished before you know it. If you let the maturation process happen naturally, you'll be happier with yourself in the end. -Lucinda Williams

I really, really love being a mum and I absolutely love being a singer so I couldn't be happier. -Jamelia

The future is hidden by a dark impenetrable veil, and yet we struggle to pierce through it. -Joseph Barber Lightfoot

I was happier before, when I lead a normal life. -Enrique Iglesias

In my own mind, we are a much happier and much more functional family and a much more well balanced group of individual s both off and on the stage – in the current incarnation. -James Young

People live longer today than they ever have. They live happier lives, have more knowledge, more information. All this is the result of communications technology. How is any of that bad? -Tom Clancy

Copiers do not collaborate. -Antoni Gaudi

Many people secretly think that gays are a lot happier than they are, and want to punish them. -George Weinberg

Experience, already reduced to a group of impressions, is ringed round for each one of us by that thick wall of personality through which no real voice has ever pierced on its way to us, or from us to that which we can only conjecture to be without. -Walter Pater

I became much happier when I realized I shouldn't depend solely on my career for my sense of self. So I developed other interests and surrounded myself with a small group of friends I could trust. -Douglas Wood

Destiny smiles upon me but without making me the least bit happier. -Gustav Mahler

I have become a different person. I don't know whether this person is better, he certainly is not happier. -Gustav Mahler

I wasn't really into body piercings until I found that about half my female students had them. -Kathy Acker

I cannot help feeling I would have been happier with a husband and chidren of my own. -Ethel Waters

I am now a turtle. Virtually everything I own is on my back and suffice it to say I am one ton lighter and therefore 2,000 pounds happier. All houses are gone. -Bobby Darin

A mere copier of nature can never produce anything great. -Joshua Reynolds

I'm always happier and a better actor when I can really lose myself in a character and become somebody else. -Kevin Bacon

My mother couldn't have been happier when I said I was moving to New York. -Victor Garber

It would make me a lot happier if I could meet up again next year with as many friends as possible from all over the world who I've met during my career. That's where the great opportunity lies, for me personally, in our role as World Cup host. -Franz Beckenbauer

Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife. -Franz Schubert

I've reached a point in my life where it's the little things that matter… I was always a rebel and probably could have got much farther had I changed my attitude. But when you think about it, I got pretty far without changing attitudes. I'm happier with that. -Veronica Lake

When people meet me, many times they're very surprised because they expect someone who is kind of wacky with seven piercings and very hip and cool and New York City, and I'm not. -Augusten Burroughs

Well, I'm never happier than when I'm acting. -Jason Biggs

Our own State Department polls say that 80 percent of Iraqis view the United States as an unpopular occupier. -Marty Meehan

Nothing would make me happier if Peter Falk would finally win his Oscar for this. Not just as the writer but as a fan and a friend. It would be so great. -Paul Reiser

When you first get money, you buy all these things so no one thinks you're mean, and you spread it around. You get a chauffeur and you find yourself thrown around the back of this car and you think, I was happier when I had my own little car! I could drive myself! -Paul McCartney

We hope that this honor you have done us will bring the time of further realization of these benefits closer and will help all mankind to live better and be happier through the atom and isotopes. -Willard Libby

I think everything worked out the way it was supposed to. Mark's happier. I'm sober. There are still phone calls to be made, people I need to say something to. But everyone from Creed who I've offended or hurt, I ask for their forgiveness. -Scott Stapp

It's your body and you're going to have a much better life, you are going to have a quality life, better lifestyle, you're going to be healthier, you're going to be happier, you're going to enjoy the people around you and they're going to enjoy you more. -Mike Ditka

Oprah is so bright, and her intelligence is so piercing that I don't think anyone who spends a few minutes with her isn't struck by that. -Victoria Principal

If you're interested or like it, but could be just as happy living in a regular town, having a regular job, maybe doing little theatre, you're better off and you'll be a happier person. This is too gut-wrenching and heartbreaking. -Delta Burke

I wanted to write something that would be a comedy in the sense of making people feel happier when they finish it than they did when began it. -Neil Gaiman

Well, I'm getting happier all the time, which is very nice. -Ringo Starr

If only every man who sees my films did not get the impression he can make love to me, I would be a lot happier. -Brigitte Bardot

Money doesn't matter on a deeply personal level. It doesn't make you feel any happier. But of course I am very aware that I don't have to worry about earning a living or about those very important practical things that most people have to worry about on a very real level. -Winona Ryder

We feel much happier and more secure when we think we know precisely what to do, no matter what happens, then when we have lost our way and do not know where to turn. -William Kingdon Clifford

The long days are no happier than the short ones. -Philip James Bailey

I am happier now than I have ever been. -David Beckham

He who has no wish to be happier is the happiest of men. -William R. Alger

Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous. -Bill Moyers

Just try to be happy. Unhappiness starts with wanting to be happier. -Sam Levenson

The censor's sword pierces deeply into the heart of free expression. -Earl Warren

The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak. -Baruch Spinoza

I'm getting grumpier all the time. -Ned Beatty

Everyone couldn't be happier and more terrified. -Allison Janney

Writing, producing and directing, I must say, is incredibly satisfying and gratifying. I've never been happier. -Jennifer Jason Leigh

The man who radiates good cheer, who makes life happier wherever he meets it, is always a man of vision and faith. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Words easy to be understood do often hit the mark; when high and learned ones do only pierce the air. -John Bunyan

We really feel happier when things look bleak. Hope is endurance. Hope is holding on and going on and trusting in the Lord. -Michael Novak

I always wanted to be a singer, it's what I wanted to do since I was little. I'm doing it now and I couldn't be happier. -Britney Spears

If everyone could learn that what is right for me does not make it right for anyone else, the world would be a much happier place. -William Glasser

When I drank, I had a very different attitude towards my playing. It was sloppier but I kind of liked it that way. It was like the alcohol was telling my mind what to do. -Mick Mars

You have to pay attention to the moment and make it the best it can be for you. I've been trying to do that. It's really made a major difference for me. I'm a happier person. -Tracy Chapman

The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts, and we grow happier as we grow older. -William Lyon Phelps

If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, and that is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are. -Montesquieu

It is undeniable that a woman's ability to stretch and pursue her total competence outside the home and get paid what she's worth for it makes for happier and more fulfilled women. -Kyle D. Pruett

It is our people who are sitting in the dark because of these cowardly and treacherous attacks, not our occupiers. -Iyad Allawi

The citizen's job is to be rude – to pierce the comfort of professional intercourse by boorish expressions of doubt. -John Ralston Saul

A woman asking 'Am I good? Am I satisfied?' is extremely selfish. The less women fuss about themselves, the less they talk to other women, the more they try to please their husbands, the happier the marriage is going to be. -Barbara Cartland

Somehow, it seems that the sadder a song is, the happier I feel. The release of emotions that many would label as 'negative' is actually a liberating process for me. -Grey DeLisle

The more you trust your intuition, the more empowered you become, the stronger you become, and the happier you become. -Gisele Bundchen

I don't really belong to that world and I don't think anyone's going to miss me. I'm much happier just to write myself out of the script entirely. -Phil Collins

Being grown up and in a serious relationship, I've learned so much. I'm happier than I've every been. -Paris Hilton

I couldn't be happier about being a part of 'Hunger Games' and to play Katniss. I have a huge responsibility to the fans of this incredible book and I don't take it lightly. I will give everything I have to these movies and to this role to make it worthy of Suzanne Collins' masterpiece. -Jennifer Lawrence

I didn't even have pierced ears. They put four holes in each ear, and, weirdly, that hurt the most. -Rooney Mara

Things don't go on forever, and the quicker you accept that change is inevitable, the happier you're gonna be. -Trey Anastasio

Every age, after all, must have its own aisling and dream of a better, kinder, happier, shared world. -Michael D. Higgins

I'm happier in my career now than I've ever been. -John Stamos

Even if some days I feel like I'm ready to fall apart, I am ultimately happier than I've ever been. My family gives me more joy than I thought possible, and my career fulfills me tremendously. All in all, I feel like am in the exact place I am supposed to be in, doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing. -Ali Landry

It's trippy to think we have an album that's 10 years old. It's even trippier to think we have a couple of albums older than that. -Ben Gibbard

We're not going to pierce everything that we have and paint our faces trying to get a different market. We'll grow with our audience. We're just going to keep doing what we do. -Chris Kirkpatrick

Even on the worst days I am without a doubt still happier doing this than I am doing anything else. On acting. -Anna Chlumsky

I was a prefect at school, I never had a tattoo, got a detention or pierced my ears more than once. -Amanda Holden

I couldn't be happier. -Leighton Meester

We have not forgotten the occupier. We remain a resistance. -Muqtada al Sadr

We continue to resist the occupier militarily, culturally and by all means of the resistance. -Muqtada al Sadr

Our rejection of the occupier at heart is resistance. -Muqtada al Sadr

Let the whole world hear that we reject America. No, no to the occupier. -Muqtada al Sadr

We don't kill Iraqis – our hands do not kill Iraqis. But we target only the occupier with all the means of resistance. -Muqtada al Sadr

I am confident that you brothers in parliament will champion the will of the people over that of the occupier. -Muqtada al Sadr

I repeat my demand that the occupier leave the land of our beloved Iraq unconditionally, without retaining bases or signing agreements. -Muqtada al Sadr

I don't normally do shoots in bikinis – I'm just not that kind of girl. But for 'Maxim' I was like, 'Bring it on!' I wanted to wear the higher heels and the skimpier bathing suit. I figured I'd go for it! -Krysten Ritter

Things are better now that the attention has subsided a bit, and I'm happier. Now I can concentrate on what I'm supposed to do, that is, training and running. Despite everything that's happened, I feel like I'm still the same person. -Liu Xiang

I was a punk rocker when I was a teenager. I wanted to look like Nancy Spungen. I had dyed blonde hair and lots of piercings. -Noomi Rapace

Loki in 'Thor' is the most incredible springboard into a sort of excavation of the darker aspects of human nature. So that was thrilling, coming back knowing that I'd built the boat and now I could set sail into choppier waters. -Tom Hiddleston

I have an awesome church home and an awesome Pastor down in L.A., and I couldn't be happier. -Jonny Lang

To this day, nothing makes me happier than finding a TV show I really love. -Shawn Ryan

I'm a new mum who spends her days making baby food and cooking for her man. And I couldn't be happier. -Rebecca Loos

When I was growing up, I thought I'd be a lot happier if I was famous and successful and if I had money. -Russell Brand

The desperate things seem to require attention, the lovely things seem to elicit celebration. If I had to choose, I would go to the awful in the hope that doing something could yield a happier result. -Jenny Holzer

Kids are more genuine. When they come up and want to talk to you, they don't have an agenda. It's more endearing and less piercing to your aura. -Alan Cumming

Medication can help us live a happier life. -Carnie Wilson

I am definitely as happy as I've ever been. Happier, I would say, than I've ever been. -Cynthia Nixon

I don't know what any individual should do about crossing her own borders. I only know that I live a happier, more adventurous life, by crossing borders. -Sherman Alexie

I think the more diversity that one has in his life, the happier he can be, as long as he is able to do whatever he chooses to do at that given time well. -Steven Seagal

My mother had all these maxims – like, classy girls never chew gum, never read comic books, never get their ears pierced, never get their hair dyed. -Jennifer Tilly

Religious people are happier. -Deborah Norville

Informed consent is required for every invasive medical procedure, from getting your ears pierced to having an abortion. -Bob McDonnell

Number of people have said to me, after hearing your thinking, their mind becomes much more happier. -Dalai Lama

I think there's every reason this 21st century will be much happier. -Dalai Lama

Many original occupiers believe the political system has become so corrupt that even participating in it, engaging with it, corrupts the movement. I understand what they are saying. But often, change does come more quickly from the inside rather than the outside. My advice: try both. But don't try violence. -Jennifer Granholm

I'm for the Wall Street Occupiers. But will they accept me when they find out I sell packaged mortgage default instruments to children? -Steve Martin

If I go into a restaurant there's a very good chance that I'm going to spend my time being the mayor. If I want to have a good time, I'm happier having dinner here. -Jack Nicholson

I felt audiences are happier to take comedy people who play darker people because there's a link between the psychosis of comedy and the psychosis of being a twisted character. -Eddie Izzard

When you have a regime that would be happier in the afterlife than in this life, this is not a regime that is subject to classic theories of deterrence. -John Bolton

Could I be in a better place and happier than I am today? I don't think so. -Hugh Hefner

I'm much happier behind the camera. -Andrea Arnold

Marriage has made me a lot happier and I'm deeply in love with my wife, and I thank God for her every day. -Harry Connick, Jr.

My goals were last year to win the world champs and this year to win the Olympic Games and I've done that and I couldn't be happier. -Sally Pearson

Well, I'm happier talking about other people than me. -Clive Anderson

As a woman, I have an inherent need to be all things to all people, to make certain everybody's taken care of. I know I can't sustain that level all the time, so I'm finding the proper balance and it's made me infinitely happier. -Sarah Jessica Parker

Sleep makes people calmer, more alert, less fearful – just plain happier, or so I see around me and in me. I am sure that if this great nation were to concentrate on getting more sleep, we would be a happier, more confident people, and that by itself would be a major achievement. -Ben Stein

The simpler things are, the happier they are. -Gwyneth Paltrow

I've run the Boston Marathon 6 times before. I think the best aspects of the marathon are the beautiful changes of the scenery along the route and the warmth of the people's support. I feel happier every time I enter this marathon. -Haruki Murakami

Artists aren't really people. I'm actually 40 per cent papier mache. -Morrissey

I know there are writers who feel unhappy with domesticity and who even manufacture domestic turmoil in order to have something to write about. With me, though, the happier I feel, the better I write. -Paul Theroux

In no relationship at the top of any walk of life is it always easy, least of all in politics which matters so much and which is conducted in such a piercing spotlight. -Tony Blair

People gravitate toward information that implies a happier outlook for them. -Nate Silver

I always figure hey, look, I'm not a rock star, I'm an actor. I'm somebody who's meant to be other people and I'm not meant to be here representing myself. I'm happier when I'm presenting myself as other characters. -Christian Bale

Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent. -Dennis Prager

I've had everything pierced at some point. -Amy Winehouse

I do not think that marriage is one of my talents. I've been much happier unmarried than married. -Doris Lessing

People who are pierced should not be snickered at, should not become the object of ridicule, should not be singled out for special and uneven and unequal treatment. They should be respected just like everybody else. -Gloria Allred

I was never upset that I did not get an Emmy. That I did get an Emmy nomination, I couldn't be happier and prouder. -Kyle Chandler

Study after study has demonstrated that people are better off financially, healthier, happier if they are married, and indeed, I repeat, if they are formally married as opposed to simply living together. -Malcolm Turnbull

I want to make movies that pierce people's hearts and touch them in some way, even if it's just for the night while they're in the cinema; in that moment, I want to bring actual tears to their eyes and goosebumps to their skin. -Russell Crowe

I've seen a fair bit of the States and the rest of the world, and I'm convinced that there's nowhere I'd be happier, there's nowhere I'm missing out on because I'm in N.Y. -Garth Ennis

I do like having my ears pierced, because there's a lot more choice in pierced earrings than there is with clip-ons, and they're a lot more comfortable to wear – Sometimes I completely forget I've got them in and end up going to sleep wearing them. -Jennifer Garner

I think I'm happier, not just because of winning Grammys and selling records, but because it's really fulfilling to have all these things happen with something you love to do. -John Legend

The Bill of Rights isn't some legalistic fine print. It was written to make our lives freer, more prosperous, and happier. By forsaking it, America has become no better than any other country in the world. -Harry Browne

I've never been happier to be born in this time than when I was wearing a corset. -Mia Wasikowska

Exercise makes me a better parent. I'm calmer and happier. -Poppy Montgomery

When I was young, my mother would not let me get my ears pierced because I used to get into too many fights. -Kelly Hu

A society in which there are high levels of voluntary activity will simply be a better, happier place than one where there are not. -Jonathan Sacks

I'm thrilled to start my family with a little girl! My boyfriend and I couldn't be happier! -Holly Madison

I can't believe it's been four years now, and from watching that pilot, we really all looked like babies. It's unbelievable just how far everything has come. I'm happier now than I've ever been on the show and in my life. I really owe so much of my happiness to 'Glee.' -Lea Michele

I've always believed fitness is an entry point to help you build that happier, healthier life. When your health is strong, you're capable of taking risks. You'll feel more confident to ask for the promotion. You'll have more energy to be a better mom. You'll feel more deserving of love. -Jillian Michaels

Once you get to that point when you can just be yourself and relax, I just think that you're so much happier in general. -Jacqueline Emerson

To see your friend's dreams come true, there's really nothing that can make you happier. -Josh Hopkins

I was a really bad teenager and I got my tongue pierced. I don't even remember where I did it, but it was under very surreptitious circumstances. -Lucy Alibar

I'm trying to figure myself out through my movies. Whether it's big stuff like what we're doing here, or little stuff like, 'Why aren't I happier?' With every film I feel like I'm apologising for something. I feel I'm most successful when I'm looking for something that embarrasses me about my character that I'd like to expose. -Jason Reitman

I've got four piercings in my left, so we've dubbed my right one the 'period drama ear.' I have to be filmed from that side when I do emotional close-ups in 'Downton.' -Jessica Brown Findlay

I think everybody has something that takes them away or makes them happier. To some people it's baseball or sports or knitting or the movies. -Sutton Foster

I've had to learn and discipline myself that I'm much happier and much less depressed if I give myself a project. It's just that simple. -Nick Offerman

Swag defines an artist, period. Lil Wayne has his super-tattooed pierces and dreads swag. Jay-Z has his New York, grown man, Beyonce and 40/40 Club swag. -Soulja Boy

I'm a believer that the more I'm giving, the happier I am, and the more beautiful my exterior will be. -Janelle Monae

Even when I was a kid, I had a good thing with kids. To this day, if I go to a birthday party with one of my kids, I swear to you, I am so much happier hanging out with my kids and their friends than talking to the grown-ups. -Shawn Levy

I'm a better person in a relationship, and I'm a happier person. I need to come home at the end of the day and have it not be about me and my freaking hair and makeup and character motivations anymore. And I think my work is more inspired when home is safe and sound and solid, because what I do for a living is so bananas and so insecure. -Ginnifer Goodwin

I started to be much happier in my relationships when I realized that I can only control myself. That way, you don't worry about people and don't waste your time thinking, 'What if he cheats on me?' You can't control that. -Crystal Reed

I was happier going back to my roots: training like men do in my hometown of Pittsburgh. Back home the guys in the gyms don't lift to look good; they're lifting to lift. They do it because they want to squat more and bench more. -Joe Manganiello

Forty is brilliant and I love it. I'm happier now than when I was 20. -Richard Hammond

I guess I watch movies to make myself happier a lot. -Mike Mills

For a long time I was trying to be poppier and younger. I didn't want to be on public radio or do any of that stuff for older people. Then I realized that that is exactly what I listen to. -Teddy Thompson

Show business is part of a larger culture, a world-wide culture that must make up to the fact that the accumulation of things doesn't make a life necessary any happier or purposeful. -Tom Shadyac

I instinctively dress a bit tougher because I've spent a lot of time in the U.S. and I realised there was a certain image projected of me here. I've always been an absolute rebel. When I was in my teen years I had piercings and wore all black. -Ellie Goulding

The awards world can be ridiculous, but I'm not one to bash it. I love awards! When I've been nominated for Emmys and when I won my DGA Award, I couldn't have been happier. I always liked getting a gold star in class. -Paul Feig

I couldn't be happier to not be acting. I miss it, but I don't miss the auditioning or trying to get work. -Paul Feig

I tend not to wear accessories. I'm not one of those gals with a drawerful of amazing jewelry. I don't even have my ears pierced! But I have one bracelet that never comes off my wrist. -Rachael Taylor

Possibly I've become less funny as I've been happier. -Wendy Cope

I'm never happier than when I'm not working. The strip is a job – that's why I take money for it. It's a job I'm passionate about, but it's a job I totally leave in the studio when I walk out of here, unless I'm late and I have to work at home. I never think of the strip unless I'm compelled to. -Garry Trudeau

I used to refer to myself as a 'theoretical anorexic,' just as crazy when it came to body image, but saved by a lack of self-discipline. My daughters do everything better than I do – they're smarter, more beautiful, happier. What if they end up better at anorexia, too? -Ayelet Waldman

Nothing would make me happier than to train the next winner on 'The Biggest Loser' because it means the world to me. Everybody has a fighter inside them, they just don't realize it. -Cara Castronuova

But doing 'Parenthood,' I've never ever been happier in 35 years. I drive to work and I drive home. I'm like a factory worker and that is in my DNA. I love having a steady job with the same people. It's made me so much calmer and more content. Now I just hope the series goes on for 15 years. -Dax Shepard

I kind of grew up on the East Coast, lived in New York for a while, then moved to L.A. So I'm not a New Yorker at all, but I'm much happier in New York; I've always liked it better. -Dylan Walsh

I don't do all that well in the writerly world. I'm happier being outside the flow. -Nicholson Baker

Sometimes I wish I lived more in the day, but I'm happier thinking about tomorrow or the day after. The way I see it, there's always a new or next thing. -Les Wexner

Even the classics that we read to our young children are full of wolves' fangs and burning ovens and bloody feet and ice shards piercing hearts. Even the New Testament climaxes with an act of unspeakable torture. Might as well just read to our kids from the Amnesty Annual Report and be done with it. -Geraldine Brooks

I loved being away from school. I didn't really fancy school that much when I was little; it wasn't until I was in third or fourth grade that I really settled down at school and I was much happier at home with my mum and she was very creative and sort of fostered all my interests. -Geraldine Brooks

When I first played '1234' it was on stage in San Francisco at some kind of, like, sticky-floored club. And it felt like a punk song. I mean it's ridiculous to say that now, but it had that kind of, like, piercing straight melody. And then this fist-pumping ending, you know that pa-dap-pada. -Feist

I have a Rolex, but no diamonds. Rappers wear diamonds to compensate for a lack of fashion sense. I don't even have pierced ears – I'm not into that; it's too much. -ASAP Rocky

I'm never happier than when I'm being creative, whether that's with Coldplay or other artists. I just love being in the studio. -Guy Berryman

Everyone knows that exercise can improve your health. Exercise is a key part of managing your weight and maintaining healthy hearts, lungs, and other bodily systems. But did you know that exercise can make you more productive? The latest research shows that a regular exercise routine can make you happier, smarter, and more energetic. -Robert Pozen

Studies have shown that people who are physically active sleep better than those who are sedentary. The more energy you expend during the day, the sleepier you will feel at bedtime. -Andrew Weil

Yes, I'm a New Yorker, born and bred. While I'm not quite the L.A. snob that Woody Allen is, I do find myself happier in New York. -Corey Stoll

I took a break after 'Confessions.' I was real picky. And then I suddenly realized I hadn't worked in a year. And I was sort of, like, not really happy. I think people are happier when they have structure, you know? You realize that as you get older. You have to have rituals and structure. -Sam Rockwell

I have to admit I've rarely been happier in my life. I have been absolutely thrilled to be back in New York and living a block from where I grew up. Just to be back in New York and, quite honestly, away from Hollywood has been an absolute thrill for me. I feel like I'm a real actor again. -Richard Schiff

People are always fascinated by infidelity because, in the end – whether we've had direct experience or not – there's part of you that knows there's absolutely no more piercing betrayal. People are undone by it. -Junot Diaz

A photocopier is a camera in its own right. I was fortunate to grow up in the time and culture that I did. I was allowed to develop an awareness that the art that really moves me is actually based on an original image. -Wolfgang Tillmans

I think a lot of kids get scared by 'E.T.' Sometimes when I do the science-fiction conventions, I'll have a 35-year-old guy with tatts and piercings all over, and he comes up and says, 'You know, it scared me so much I still can't watch it.' -Dee Wallace

I'm better when I'm busy. I am happier. I am a bit useless when I'm not busy. I start thinking too much, which is never a good thing. When I'm busy I have a better perspective on what really matters – the priorities. -Richard Coyle

I've lived a slower and less expensive life going off the grid, and I'm happier because of it. -Ed Begley, Jr.

I think that, if the world was a bit more like Comic-Con, we'd all be a little happier. -Matt Smith

When I was 19 years old, both of my parents died in the same year; my mom of cancer and my dad in a car accident. Through the next two or three years and a series of bad decisions – all my own, I might add – I ended up literally homeless, before that was even a word. I even slept occasionally under a pier on the Gulf Coast. -Andy Andrews

I never imagined I would have one fan, and there seems to be a few. I just couldn't be happier that people seem to like what I'm doing and seem to respond to it. If they weren't there, I don't know what I'd be doing right now. -Matthew Gray Gubler

We know when children have a place to play they live healthier, happier lives. -Darell Hammond

It's only recently that we've discovered that the artist's inner self is somehow more important than the public world. I'm happier to create exterior pieces for the world rather than to express something I deeply feel or wish to say. -Peter Ackroyd

Though women begin their lives more fulfilled than men, as they age, they gradually become less happy. Men, in contrast, get happier as they get older. -Marcus Buckingham

The Buddha taught that we're not actually in control, which is a pretty scary idea. But when you let things be as they are, you will be a much happier, more balanced, compassionate person. -Pema Chodron

Conventional wisdom tells us we'll only be happier after a divorce if the marriage itself was a war zone. -Ariel Gore

I'd probably still be a financial journalist now if it weren't for writing novels. Mmm. Fun! I'm much happier writing novels! -Sophie Kinsella

I'm happier and a better person when I work out, especially if I work out outdoors. -Amy Jo Martin

People have the right to defend their country from foreign occupiers, and people have the right to defend their country from invaders who are destroying their country. -Norman Finkelstein

We can do little things for God; I turn the cake that is frying on the pan for love of him, and that done, if there is nothing else to call me, I prostrate myself in worship before him, who has given me grace to work; afterwards I rise happier than a king. -Brother Lawrence

We all put obstacles in our own path toward personal style, myself included. If we understood why we constructed these practical and emotional obstacles, we might move beyond it to healthier, happier perceptions of ourselves and, ideally, a better sense of self-esteem. -Stacy London

Believe it or not, we will actually be better and happier workers if we are allowed to be better parents. We might even rediscover our capacity for fun. -Anne-Marie Slaughter

Certainly, for time out of mind, an obsessive dwelling on happier former days has been synonymous with getting older, while it was the juvenescent who rushed with open arms to embrace the future. -Will Self

Being an occupier is not good for anybody's global standing. It is a catalyst for terrorist recruitment. -Samantha Power

One's appearance bespeaks dignity corresponding to the depth of his character. One's concentrated effort, serene attitude, taciturn air, courteous disposition, thoroughly polite bearing, gritted teeth with a piercing look – each of these reveals dignity. Such outward appearance, in short, comes from constant attentiveness and seriousness. -Yamamoto Tsunetomo

I've been a much happier person in my early thirties than I was in my twenties. -Jake Shears

I was naive in that I thought I could just sing and perform and do what I had always wanted to do all my life. But I wasn't ready for all the added dramas that came along. There were times I fell out of love with music and thought about walking away. I thought I was happier when I was that girl at home in my bedroom singing into my hairbrush. -Rebecca Ferguson

A city is where you can sign a petition, boo the chief justice, fish off a pier, gaze at a hippopotamus, buy a flower at the corner, or get a good hamburger or a bad girl at 4 A.M. A city is where sirens make white streaks of sound in the sky and foghorns speak in dark grays. San Francisco is such a city. -Herb Caen

Summer has always been my favorite season. I feel happier. -Zooey Deschanel

Women, with their sure instincts, realized that my intention was to make them not just more beautiful but also happier. -Christian Dior

I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. -Roger Ebert

I'm much happier talking with people than I am flirting with them. -Anne Hathaway

The purpose of money is to trade for things that make you happy. So if you can bypass money and get directly to the happy, you've saved a lot of trouble. And it makes others happier, too, when you organize your business around non-monetary things. -Derek Sivers

The bottom line: if you want a happier family, create, refine and retell the story of your family's positive moments and your ability to bounce back from the difficult ones. That act alone may increase the odds that your family will thrive for many generations to come. -Bruce Feiler

The bottom line: If you want a happier family, bring those skeletons out of the closet. -Bruce Feiler

I was happier when pursuing success than I was when savoring its fruits; the attraction, perhaps the addiction, was in the process, as much as in its end. -Michael Steinhardt

I think there's nothing that makes you happier than to be really involved in something. I can't imagine a totally idle life. -Lee Radziwill

David Lynch is my friend, and I love his movies and his art and his music. Few things make me happier than working with him. -Moby

If you have the feeling of choice, if you feel free, you will be better off. And when I say better off I mean that if people feel they have control over their lives, they call in for fewer sick days from work. They have a lesser probability of having a heart attack or stroke. They live longer. They're happier. -Sheena Iyengar

After a show, I'll get the 16-year-old white kid whose lip is pierced, his head is shaved and his parents hate him, and the young gangster from the screwed-up 'hood, and they say that now they realize there's someone out there who thinks like they do. -Michael Franti

As unique as we all are, an awful lot of us want the same things. We want to shake up our current less-than-fulfilling lives. We want to be happier, more loving, forgiving and connected with the people around us. -Brene Brown

Always wear a smile sometime during the day – it makes you feel happier and look younger. -Kylie Bax

I look forward to the day when half our homes are run by men and half our companies and institutions are run by women. When that happens, it won't just mean happier women and families; it will mean more successful businesses and better lives for us all. -Sheryl Sandberg

I believe if we had half our companies and half our countries run by women, and half our homes run by men, things would be better. We know our companies would be more productive. If you use the full talents of the population, you're more productive. We know our homes would be happier. -Sheryl Sandberg

I went to SXSW in 2011. God, that was awful. I mean, I only went because my publisher wanted me to promote the book and the organizers invited me and it seemed silly not to go, especially for a relatively unknown first-time author. This is just not my cup of tea; the fewer such events I do on an annual basis, the happier I feel. -Evgeny Morozov

Maybe there's a perception of me as grumpy old bugger who suffers from depression. It's a total misconception. I don't think of myself as any grumpier than the next person. I'm not even grumpy first thing in the morning. -Paul Merton

My wife says I'm much happier when I'm not a regular on a TV show. -Alan Dale

I'll never have a tattoo – I just don't like them, and when you're old they can look a disaster. As for piercings, I don't like them on men. -Rafael Nadal

The earlier you learn that you should focus on what you have, and not obsess about what you don't have, the happier you will be. -Amy Poehler

In the dining room, next to my collection of colorful papier-mache Mardi Gras float art, hang draperies made of the New Orleans toile fabric that I designed pre-Katrina for Hazelnut. -Bryan Batt

I came out to my parents as gay, and then I realized, you know, four or five years later, that I wasn't really happy, no relationships were working, and there was something missing in my life, and you know, I was doing drag, performing and stuff, and I realized through that arc that I was much happier doing that. -Candis Cayne

The majority of Afghans do not see the Americans as foreign occupiers who must be defeated. Instead, they are hungry for the Americans to step up and help them make their country safer, their government cleaner and their economy stronger. They are disappointed because the international community has done too little, not too much. -Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

For most of human history, the main goal of states has been to conquer land and to achieve glory for their rulers, usually at others' expense. Then in recent decades it was all about GDP. It's only in very recent history that rulers have been willing to commit themselves to helping their citizens live happier lives. -Geoff Mulgan

I think you will find that with divorce will come happier remarriages. -Helen Fisher

The man you married is yours to have and to hold for the rest of ever, even if he starts chewing tobacco or decides to pierce his hairy nipple and buy a Corvette, because you very plainly said – or at least implied – you were in it for better or for worse. -Jenna McCarthy

Many people are never happier than when they get the opportunity to complain, while others are deeply unhappy with how things are but just accept the fact. Complaint occurs when we refuse to accept that things are wrong and we do something about it, even if that something is simply articulating our unease. -Julian Baggini

Feminism, unlike almost every other social movement, is not a struggle against a distinct oppressor – it's not the ruling class or the occupiers or the colonizers – it's against a deeply held set of beliefs and assumptions that we women, far too often, hold ourselves. -Kavita Ramdas

The people in my life are friends I have by choice. I've made a conscious effort to have them in life. I only have the time and energy for so many people, which has cut down my friend group to a handful, but I'm so much happier with fewer good people, who really do know me. -Gillian Zinser

There's nobody who loves being around actors working more than David Mamet, especially actors bringing his tremendous dialogue to life. I've never seen a movie director who was happier to be directing a movie than Dave. -Clark Gregg

Because I am married to a surgeon, I do Botox and I do some fillers. But I truly believe that the best beauty secret is happiness. I know that sounds sappy, but I'm just telling you it comes from the inside and spreads out. The happier and more satisfied you are living your life, the better you will look. -Heather Dubrow

God wants to use you to make other people happy! And the happier you make others, the happier you will be because you reap what you sow. -Joyce Meyer

The more you love a person, you more you should respect that person. Encourage her to be the best she can be, and you'll both be happier. -Kelsey Chow

Working out makes me feel good. When I don't work out for a few days, I start feeling grumpy. When I'm at the gym, it wakes me up. My spirits are higher. I just feel happier and more motivated to do things. -Elisabeth Harnois

I'm not very good at time off. I'm happier when I'm working. It's something to do with not knowing what the next job is, so you appreciate it while it's there. I thrive on it, actually. But now I do it to please myself. -Emilia Fox

Older men are wiser and that is much cooler to me. I've never been one for going out clubbing or getting off my head, so I always gravitated to men who were similar. They just tended to be older. I think you have more of an adventure with an older man. And a happier journey. -Emilia Fox

There is a huge wave of interest in happiness among researchers. There is a lot of happiness coaching. Everybody would like to make people happier. -Daniel Kahneman

People are really happier with friends than they are with their families or their spouse or their child. -Daniel Kahneman

There's no happier person than a truly thankful, content person. -Joyce Meyer

The less I work, the happier I am. I discovered that, as most people discover at some point. -Robert Sean Leonard

I seldom feel comfortable in a theatre. I always feel like I own a cinema. I feel equally happy in an empty one as a full one. Probably happier in an empty one! -Martin McDonagh

I always knew that I wanted to do voiceovers as part of my career. I just kind of didn't expect it to take off the way it did. I couldn't be happier. I love the chance to play so many different characters every day. -Kari Wahlgren

I was mad until I was about 25. Completely out of control with my emotions. Everything that happened to me was a tragedy. I've been much happier over 25. -Romola Garai

I've always had my ear pierced with a diamond stud. I did it myself when I was 16. -Vinnie Jones

I'm never going to forget Wellston. It's where I grew up. It's my heart and my pride. The people are great here. I'm going to give back. I was born and raised here. I'm a humble person. The community knows that. I want to build it back to how it was and be a happier place than it was. -Ben McLemore

I am never happier than when I am on set and getting to act. And I can't wait for what is yet to come. -Bitsie Tulloch

I think there are things that you look for when you're younger, and you think they are going to make you happier or make you feel complete. That's not going to happen, and it's really about living the moments. Eventually, you reach a point when you're at ease with your life and don't have any unrealistic expectations. -Kangana Ranaut

A lot of nerds aren't aware they're nerds. A geek has thrown his hands up to the universe and gone, 'I speak Klingon – who am I fooling? You win! I'm just gonna openly like what I like.' Geeks tend to be a little happier with themselves. -Patton Oswalt

As you get older, stuff starts to wear down. I can't play four basketball games a week anymore. It takes me three days to recover from one. I'm a little older, a little scrappier. So now I do yoga instead. And whatever else happens in the day, I'm set up in the best way possible. I feel great. I'm so flexible. -Stephen Lang

I have very few friends. I have a handful of close friends, and I have my family, and I haven't known life to be any happier. -Brad Pitt

Growing up I always felt like I was living on the other side of the tracks. I knew the people on the other side had more resources, more money, happier families. -Howard Schultz

When I was a kid I was much happier watching old movies than kids' TV, and I ended up watching all the old Ealing comedies. -Ewan McGregor

The more socially intelligent you are, the happier and more robust and more enjoyable your relationships will be. -Daniel Goleman

Body piercing and baggy clothes express identity among black youth, and not just beginning with hip-hop culture. Moreover, young black entrepreneurs like Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs and Russell Simmons have made millions from their clothing lines. -Michael Eric Dyson

If women just got into it a little more, then the world would be happier. Instead of stabbing each other behind the back, just get into a fight, and then everything is out in the open. -Odette Annable

Owners sometimes think their dogs have already suffered so much that they couldn't possibly inflict any more criticism. Yet it's that very firm, effective training that would make those dogs happier and more secure. -Jon Katz

It's like, the more you commit, the happier the animators are; if you're at all iffy and concerned, then it doesn't free them up to do as much fun stuff, so you have to just go for it and, again, trust the people around you and not be seemingly guarded and numb. Throw caution to the wind a bit. -Neil Patrick Harris

I am happier when I love than when I am loved. I adore my husband, my son, my grandchildren, my mother, my dog, and frankly, I don't know if they even like me. But who cares? Loving them is my joy. -Isabel Allende

I would love for the world to be happier. -Ellen DeGeneres

I grew up without a father, who was kept a mystery to me. There was a sense of uprootedness, things being one day here and the next day not; a sense anything could happen. Then, all of a sudden, my mother met my stepfather, and her life became happier, and my life changed, my name changed. -John Irving

To be completely honest, I think if I hadn't been bullied into the band, I would have been happier as an art student. I would have been happier in a Brian Eno world. -Pete Townshend

I'm a big believer in to-do lists. I think of five things in the shower. I set goals and get my work done, but I have to plan for fun things, too. I'm always thinking about what will make my family happier. So I set up playdates and trips. -Heidi Klum

Childfree women are actually great assets to the planet. Our carbon footprint is smaller than a mom's! And we have enough money to write checks to organizations that help kids get vaccinations, vitamins, and educations yet have plenty of free time to advise your daughter that one day she will regret piercing her lip. -Jen Kirkman

The media is convincing people that if you have that 'next thing,' that diamond, the right car, then you'd be happier. -Hill Harper

The more centuries that I am able to score, the happier I will be. -Virat Kohli

I am a much happier 27-year-old than I was at 20 years old. I am so fortunate because I have an amazing family, amazing friends and a great support system. -Meryl Davis

The quickest way to be a little bit happier and more engaged in your job is to spend some time thinking about developing closer friendships. -Tom Rath

I'm happier about my friends than I am about my work. I still have a long way to go with work. My friends, that's the one thing I'm sure about. -Azzedine Alaia

The darker and the sadder the song, the happier it makes me feel. It's just this, ah. I'm in the moment. I'm part of this beautiful world, and it's fantastic, and I don't really know how else to describe it. -Sarah McLachlan

I grew up in New Mexico, and the older I get, I have less need for contemporary culture and big cities and all the stuff we are bombarded with. I am happier at my ranch in the middle of nowhere watching a bug carry leaves across the grass, listening to silence, riding my horse, and being in open space. -Tom Ford

I went to a fashion show, and this silver-haired guy was staring at me with these piercing water-blue eyes. It scared me because I absolutely saw and knew my entire future. -Tom Ford

The real difference between literature and pulp is the kind of emotional responses they elicit. Dan Brown can't pierce your heart. Patricia Cornwell can't make you read a sentence twice and then look sightlessly out of the window. -Peter Temple

Even if he was happier in Asia than he'd been in Latin America, the wanderlust still worked on my father's insides like a disease. One of the most recurrent memories of my childhood is of him sitting in his armchair in the evenings, poring over atlases the way other fathers read newspapers or books. -Scott Anderson

Many people keep photos in their homes, in their office, or in their wallet, and happy families tend to display large numbers of photos at home. In 'Happier at Home,' I write about my 'shrine to my family' made of photographs. -Gretchen Rubin

In 'Happier at Home,' I write a lot about my struggle to create an unhurried atmosphere at home. -Gretchen Rubin

One thing that makes me very happy is to have a complicated idea and to feel that I've expressed myself clearly. I remember writing the ending to 'Happier at Home.' I wrote the entire book to build to that ending 'now is now,' and what I had to say was very abstract, and yet I felt satisfied that I managed to say what I wanted to say. -Gretchen Rubin

Putting myself into categories is fun, and I think it also gives me insight into my own nature. When I see myself more clearly, I can more easily see ways that I might do things differently, to make myself happier. Categories can be unhelpful, however, when they become too all-defining, or when they become an excuse. -Gretchen Rubin

I'm constantly on the hunt for insights about happiness or ideas about how to be happier – which probably makes me a somewhat tiresome companion at times. -Gretchen Rubin

Although we often assume that feelings inspire actions, in fact, actions also inspire feelings. By pushing myself to act happier, I make myself feel happier. -Gretchen Rubin

Our grandparents' generation never expected too much out of life and, paradoxically, were happier for it. It never occurred to my granddad that he would enjoy work. He hated it from the day he walked through the factory gates at 14 to when he left at 65. -Mark Barrowcliffe

I couldn't be happier teaming up to make the feature with a company as innovative as VICE. There is so much the world doesn't know about piracy in Somalia and the people involved, and I'm excited to be telling a story of piracy in Somalia from a different perspective. -Cutter Hodierne

I was a happy person before marriage. I'm definitely happier after marriage. -Vidya Balan

Whether it is an ad or a business, it must be something I believe in. I cannot do something simply for the money. It must connect with me because I want to be a catalyst to make people's lives happier. -Shilpa Shetty

English food writer Elizabeth David, cook and author Richard Olney and the owner of Domaine Tempier Lulu Peyraud have all really inspired the way I think about food. -Alice Waters

I don't have much positive to say about motor neuron disease, but it taught me not to pity myself because others were worse off, and to get on with what I still could do. I'm happier now than before I developed the condition. -Stephen Hawking

Almost immediately, I remember right when Tikrit even fell, a few days after Baghdad fell, there was talks of insurgency, there was talks of jihad and of resisting the American occupiers, and slowly this turned into an organized movement. -Farnaz Fassihi

I'm generally happier and more easy going when it's warm outside. -Cecily Strong

Exercising will make you look better, feel stronger, and fill you with boundless energy. Staying fit will even make you happier. -Robin S. Sharma

I was a very happy banker, but I feel happier as an author. -Amish Tripathi

If the limit of age 80 is at the summit of Mt Everest, the highest place on Earth, one can never be happier. -Yuichiro Miura

Economics is everywhere, and understanding economics can help you make better decisions and lead a happier life. -Tyler Cowen

In the end, you have to forgive in order to heal and move forward with your life. For people who hurt you very deeply, you don't have to forgive them for their sake but for your sake, so that you can move forward and have a healthier and happier life. -Dominique Moceanu

I feel so lucky to have lived the life that I did and to be surrounded by the people I love. I've got eight kids, and they're always laughing all the time. It's like music to my ears. I think that my frame of mind these days is probably happier than I've ever been, which is kind of odd, coming close to the finish line. -Kris Kristofferson

When I was young, I was trained in stage fighting and rapier and dagger for several years. -Suzanne Collins

My message is that happiness is the first principle of life. But you must choose it. We all have pain, but suffering is a choice. You can be happier if you make some changes in your life. -Alexandra Stoddard

I love people and care about them, and I felt I had a gift to cheer people up. If I could get into their homes and make their environment more attractive, they'll be happier, and it would be very rewarding for me. -Alexandra Stoddard

That's what I think our jobs as parents are, to educate as much as possible… I tell them to follow their bliss. The people who follow their bliss in this world tend to be the more happier people. -Art Alexakis

Growing up in the '70s, it was only a few years before that when men started to grow their hair long. And in the '70s, people were pushing the envelope a little farther, with men having even more style and piercing both their ears and wearing makeup. -Nikki Sixx

Who needs a bullet piercing, armor piercing bullet to go hunting? Who needs an assault rifle to go hunting? You can't even use the prey that you kill with an assault rifle if you indeed do it. -Don Lemon

Success has nothing to do with box office as far as I'm concerned. Success has to do with achieving your goals, your internal goals, and growing as a person. It would have been nice to have been connected with a couple more box office hits, but in the long run, I don't think it makes you happier. -Alan Arkin

Humans are social beings, and we are happier, and better, when connected to others. -Paul Bloom

I don't save people. God saves people. I can point them in the right direction. I can say, 'There's that door. I think if you walked through it, you'd be happier than you are.' -Greg Boyle

In spite of discouragement and adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser and happier as a result. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

We've all met those who seem to radiate happiness. They seem to smile more than others; they laugh more than others – just being around them makes us happier as well. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

Few American presidents have been unhappier or lonelier in office than Woodrow Wilson. -Jill Lepore

I smoke as much as I want and chew tobacco a good deal of the time. I don't pay any attention to the rules for keeping in physical condition. I think they are a lot of bunk. The less you worry about the effect of tea and coffee on the lining of your stomach, the longer you will live, and the happier you will be. -Zack Wheat

I was the only child, and I know my father had certain thoughts about me. He was a lawyer and extremely literary, but he would have been much happier if I had wanted to be a lawyer, a scientist, an engineer. But what I wanted to do was read. -Robert Gottlieb

If you are ever wondering, 'If I have thinner thighs and shinier hair will I be happier?' you just need to meet a group of models because they have the thinnest thighs and the shiniest hair and the coolest clothes and they're the most physically insecure women on the planet. -Cameron Russell

I'm a truly loved kid, and hopefully it will make me a happier adult. -Clara Mamet

If you want, you can have a coffin made out of cardboard or wicker or papier mache. There's one like a seed pod, or you could buy one that doubles as both a bookcase and a coffin. During your life, you stand it in your living room, and then after you die, the books are taken out and your body put in their place and the whole thing buried. -Laura Wade

The truth is, I like my body more when it's thinner. I have a range of jeans, and I'm happier in the smaller ones. But I don't have the same drive to get into those jeans. I'm not going to change my day to get there, whereas I used to. -Brooke Shields

People should pursue what they're passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else. -Elon Musk

Fencing is a funny sport. Competitive fencing is not really very applicable to the stage world unless you're fighting with a rapier during the Renaissance, you know? -Kris Holden-Ried

Around New York City, samples collected at dozens of beaches or piers have detected the types of bacteria and other pollutants tied to sewage overflows. Though the city's drinking water comes from upstate reservoirs, environmentalists say untreated excrement and other waste in the city's waterways pose serious health risks. -Charles Duhigg

I wouldn't say I was bullied, but I was definitely a bit of an outcast. It was more the kids thinking I thought I was cool. I started homeschooling in fifth grade, and I was much happier. -Kaley Cuoco

I love 'Love Actually.' 'Love Actually,' there's, like, nine stories in that movie. Three of them are good. But watching that movie, I get emotional, I get choked up, my wife makes fun of me. I don't know if as you get older you get sappier and sentimental. -Ike Barinholtz

I think there is some truth to the fact that yeah, okay, cool, obviously the more mainstream kind of easier-to-grasp-onto dance music has become popular, but that holds true with almost any genre. It wasn't like the Sex Pistols hit the radio. It was poppier versions of that is what hit. It's never, like, the true core stuff. -Kaskade

You're going to be way happier doing what you actually love and finding other people that love the same thing than doing something that other people love so you're just cooler and you have cool friends. -Afrojack

The way I ought to measure my life is in terms of the others I helped to become better and happier people. That's the biggest thing to think about if you're not happy. -Clayton M. Christensen

I'm getting better, happier, and nicer as I grow older, so I would be terrific in a couple of hundred years time. -Maeve Binchy

I would trade everything I have to have had a happier childhood. -Louie Anderson

I'm part of the tribe who have said goodbye to one parent and are feeling a sense of responsibility for the one who remains – in my case, my mother. How do I make her time smoother, happier? How do I try to ease her, a widow, away from the dark well of grief without dishonoring the necessity of that grief? -Patti Davis

We see and hear about Israelis and Palestinians only when they are defined by the global media as 'occupiers,' 'terrorists,' and 'victims.' But we forget that they are fathers and mothers and sons and daughters and neighbors and doctors and shop-owners and farmers and students. -Jason Alexander

I do good in the world – at least I try to. I speak on behalf of women, and I know I have made the lives of women happier as a result of teaching them what I have learned relative to true health rather than disease care. -Suzanne Somers

I'm an atheist, I always thought, 'This is it.' If there is going to be a heaven, it should be on earth. I feel much happier than most people. I'm fairly stoic about death, but I'm not keen on dying if it's going to be long and protracted. I don't have dark nights of the soul, except occasionally. I'm such a little busy bee. -Edmund White

The fact is that viewers are fickle and it's rare that such a large group of people can be categorized in any type of way. There's enough content to go around, and if we stop focusing on numbers and start focusing on the quality of the project, then I think everybody – viewers and artists alike – is going to be a lot happier. -Natalie Zea

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.' -Alfred Lord Tennyson

I love when people laugh. I love when they cry, I like a story to say something, and I hope the audience feels happier leaving the theatre than when it came in. -Leo McCarey

One industrial age belief is that GDP or GNP is a measure of progress. I don't care if you're the President of China or the U.S., if your country doesn't grow, you're in trouble. But we all know that beyond a certain level of material need, further material acquisition doesn't make people happier. -Peter Senge

Because I once became so distraught watching the film 'Watership Down,' my parents were happier to let me watch action adventures featuring humans and warriors rather than cute animals. -Rhianna Pratchett

I'm never happier than when I'm part of an ensemble. The rhythm of working in a group and the dynamic of each individual relationship within that group coming together is such a special thing. -Sarah Baker

The real thing young people should fear is missing out on those few, true, long-term friendships that make for a richer, happier life. -Robin Marantz Henig

My instruction to my parents is that I would rather they enjoy their retirement than leave me anything when they go. I am much happier watching them enjoying life. -Richard C. Armitage

To say that a family is happy I think is to diminish it, taking out what is interesting. Growing up, I don't think my family was any happier or unhappier than anyone else's. My mother and father should have been divorced or never even married. On the other hand, I remember many moments of happiness. -Per Petterson

I wrote 'My Name is Red' just to remember painting, where the hand does it before the intellect. When I'm captive to it, I'm a happier person. Kierkegaard tells us that a happy person is someone who lives in the present; the unhappy person, someone who lives either in the past or the future. -Orhan Pamuk

I lived a dual life, and when my dual life exploded, I began to feel much happier. -James Nesbitt

One of the happier ironies of recent history is that even as Tibet is being wiped off the map in Tibet itself, here it is in California, in Switzerland, in Japan. All over the world, Tibetan Buddhism is now part of the neighborhood. In 1968, there were two Tibetan Buddhist centers in the West. By 2000, there were 40 in New York alone. -Pico Iyer

I often put any project I write in a different decade just to roll the thought around in my head. There's a thriller I've written that I think would be nice to set in the '70s or '80s, just to take cell phones away from the movie. There's nothing like the piercing ring of an old-school telephone to really scare an audience. -Joel Edgerton

I'm never happier than when I'm on set. -Margot Robbie

Italians have always had a high savings rate. They love putting their money into their own government bonds – even more than in houses, stocks and gold. The higher rates climb, the happier they are to invest. So if austerity plans drive rates up, it's music to Italian ears. -Kenneth Fisher

I'm happier not pretending I know anything about El Cid in Spain. He's a Spanish national hero. I'd rather invent a character inspired by him but clearly not identical to him. And then I feel liberated creatively. -Guy Gavriel Kay

Perhaps the single most robust fact across many surveys is that married people are happier than anyone else. -Martin Seligman

When people are infected by my charm, they don't see my size. My piercing deep blue eyes are distracting. -Peter Dinklage

We live in a culture that is much happier talking about organic brain disease than about psychic illness because the former suggests that something that is physically wrong in a brain is wholly unrelated to that person's upbringing or experiences in the world, but that is not necessarily true. -Siri Hustvedt

My career is a burden, but I can't just fade out like a pathetic sore loser. More often than not, I'm just making a fool of myself for the hundredth time, and that wasn't part of the plan, initially. I'd be happier not having any kind of public presence whatsoever and just hiding behind the sleeves of the CD. -Ariel Pink

So you might say, 'Why do you end up making theatre in a world in which there is already too much of that? Creating layer upon layer of artifice?' Perhaps the function is to pierce through that cloud and show reality – so the function of art is to make things – to show: 'Hang on, this is real.' -Simon McBurney

'Snowpiercer' is a little bit more experimental, I think, and crafted for a slightly different audience. 'The Giver' is more about teen angst. -Marco Beltrami

I believe the only thing that we really have control over is our attitude. If we focus on the positive things in our lives and learn how to cope with all the surprises, we will be happier people. -Brandon Jenner

I could be a lot happier. I could be the senator from Aerospace taking bribes, and be quite happy. -Gore Vidal

I guess, for me, I've always thought that there was humor everywhere. And as a kid, I just, you know, I grew up an only child, and I – sort of nothing made me happier than to make my parents laugh. I remember I had costumes and things laying around the house that I was, you know, anything that I could do to make my parents laugh. -Justin Timberlake

I am often asked the question: 'What is your favorite type of food?' Although I always answer Japanese, the real response should be and is pierogi, the delectable Polish dumplings that my mother, Big Martha, made so well in many incarnations: potato, sweet cabbage, blueberry, peach, plum, and apricot. -Martha Stewart

I thought of my father and felt a deep sorrow that he should no longer be alive, and that I could not go to him and tell him that I had been awarded the Nobel Prize. I knew that no one would have been happier than he to hear this. -Selma Lagerlof

I always like balance. If I'm playing rock music all the time, chances are I'll start craving some lighter, poppier stuff, both to listen to and to play. I compare music to massage. If someone's been working on your back for a long time, you really want them to move down to your legs or something. -Rivers Cuomo

The grittier, the dirtier, the worse I can look, the happier I am. It takes the pressure off. -Douglas Booth

If you were writing a short ghost story, I would say start very quietly and go, 'One, two, three jump.' Or start with a jump and make it jumpier. But with a long story, it must have rises and falls. -Susan Hill

In retrospect, I'm grateful for the break-up of my marriage because it forced me to deal with all the buried issues I probably wouldn't have otherwise faced. I'm a better, kinder, happier person today because of the spiritual and emotional growth I've experienced. -Alana Stewart

The smart way to build a literary career is you create an identifiable product, then reliably produce that product so people know what they are going to get. That's the smart way to build a career, but not the fun way. Maybe you can think about being less successful and happier. That's an option, too. -Karen Joy Fowler

In December of 2001, after September 11th, my wife, Jane Rosenthal, and Robert DeNiro asked me if I would help them create the Tribeca Film Festival. The idea was to revitalize lower Manhattan. We would show films on piers, in high schools. It was all about the community. We wanted it to be accessible to everybody. -Craig Hatkoff

We're all happier when we know less, because the details are frightening and haven't really improved much. The more you pay attention, the more horrifying the world is. -Paolo Bacigalupi

The older I get, the happier my childhood becomes. -John Burnside

I found that I was much more interested in writing and that I didn't like the illustrating at all. I had always been the hardest on myself when I drew and painted. I am not hard on myself when I write. I like what I write, so it is a much happier process. -Gail Carson Levine

There comes a time when people get tired of being pushed out of the glittering sunlight of life's July and left standing amid the piercing chill of an alpine November. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

If somebody wants to sing my songs after I'm gone, nobody will be happier than my dead body. -Richard Rodgers

All the uncontrollable and unpredictable parts of my life – from the actual creation to my emotional responses to the finished book – I've succeeded in banishing to the office. And I think I'm happier for it. -Jim Crace

Now that I'm 50 and respectably settled in New England and markedly happier and more contented than I was in my youth, I modestly hope there's time to realize some of my youthful goals before I croak, but I'll take what I can get. -Kate Christensen

Prior to 'Snowpiercer,' I've done many other international project that forced me to be in an environment where I had to converse in English. -Go Ah-sung

When you have a creative business and ideas generated from people working together, I think you can work happier together. -Diane Nelson

It is the little things that pierce and burn and prick for years to come. -Algernon Blackwood

I got my ears pierced when I was 12. I looked up to my older cousin, and he had earrings. Will Smith on 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' had the left earring. So I started with the left earring, and then two years later, I got the other one pierced. -Shameik Moore

I often wonder, with my hand on my heart, if 'The Dying Hours' was made into the biggest movie franchise in history, would I pick up my pen again? Wouldn't I be happier spending the rest of my life travelling around with my wife? -Mark Billingham

The reality is the technology exists now to extend life and have people live healthier, happier lives. Not to be kind of immortal – that's not what I'm talking about. -Bill Maris

Films have become shorter in length, jumpier in style, and simpler in story so that they can be more easily transferred to once under-exploited international markets. -Matthew Pearl

I love animals; I've always loved animals. It's how I identified myself for so long, but I didn't know that in so many ways, I was living my life not in alignment with that. And once I learned about those ways I could be loving animals better, I made those changes, which made me happier and had me living a life that had me contributing. -Rory Freedman

Old-school viewers remain adamant that 'The Real World' has deteriorated, as if the original enterprise were some pristine experiment that got sullied as the conditions in the lab got sloppier. -Andrea Seigel

Regulatory failings mean that the cost of breaking the law is far below that of obeying it – businesses are happier to pay fines than to control pollution. -Ma Jun

My main characters are the most sunny, happy, optimistic, loving creatures on the face of the Earth. I couldn't be happier that's where I start. I can put as many flawed people in the dog's world as I like, but the dog doesn't care. Dog doesn't judge. Dog doesn't dislike. Dog loves. That's not so bad. -W. Bruce Cameron

Flannery O'Connor's brief life and slim output were nonetheless marked by piercing powers of observation. -Floyd Skloot

Scorpions like holes. We had to put our arms in the holes to dig out the smelting residues. We always performed critter checks before an excavation, but one morning, I put an arm in and felt a sharp pierce. When I brought my hand out, it was red and already swelling. -Sarah Parcak

I've been playing sports since I was five. For me, there's no happier moment than when I'm out in the woods on a bike or a run. I feel on top of the world, and nothing else makes me feel that way. -Daniel Humm

When I go into 'You're the Worst,' I'm very glammed up, and my hair and makeup is va-va-voom. Now what I'm having fun with in 'Grease' is, honestly, I go to rehearsals with zero makeup. When I get pimples, I get excited about it, like 'Yay! It helps the character!' The frumpier and uglier and grosser, the better with Jan. -Kether Donohue

I'm definitely happier dancing in Germany; in the U.S., there's a different level of competition. I find in general that I try to get my voice heard about protecting women. It comes from everything I've been through personally – I'm opinionated, and that doesn't make it that easy. -Sarah Hay

'Snowpiercer' was out of this world. It gave me a chance to do something I'd never done before, to create a whole new world. -Kelly Masterson

I watch the news, which is its own reality show. I love 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.' I love it because it's funny and because I realize that I'm happier than Larry David. -Garry Shandling

People who play are happier people. And people who don't have access to play tend to be depressed. -Brian Sutton-Smith

It takes a long time to get a reputation for quality. There are people in our industry, they're basically copiers. Look at the cars on the streets. They all look alike. But if you put quality into a product, then have it validated, you have huge credibility. -Mickey Drexler

Since I began my practice of Forgiveness Therapy, it's now instinctual for me to choose to eat like I love myself – instead of eating like I wanted to punish myself. Plus I've not only lost weight, I've lost the anger and anxiety I was feeling, and so I feel happier and calmer within. -Karen Salmansohn

Volunteering is a great way to look outside your own problems. Giving back to makes you happier by both giving you a sense of purpose and helping to put your problems in perspective. -Karen Salmansohn

Instead of asking God to remove our problems so that our lives might be happy, we must purposefully try to learn as much as we can – and thereby become happier due to our insights and growth. -Karen Salmansohn

You must remind yourself: The #1 reason to merge your life with a man is that he makes you feel happier – not more anxious and depressed. -Karen Salmansohn

I just feel like, for whatever reason, female playwrights don't really ask me to do their plays. Nothing would make me happier than finding the sisterhood, but I can't make them. -Anna D. Shapiro

I think if you talk to anybody who ever went from not having much to having enough to buy what they wanted, they're always happier. Now I get that whole '$75,000 a year is some kind of magic number,' but my experience is 'more is better, up to a point.' Then there's a point where it doesn't make any difference. -Scott Adams

When l write my own stuff, that's my only alone time. From wake-up to going to bed, I'm with someone. I don't like to do anything alone. I guess it's insecurity. When I travel, I won't go anywhere without people to go do something. I'm happier around people; the more people the better. -Tobias Jesso, Jr.

Our employees chose SK on belief that they will be happier working here and that the company will make the society happier. -Chey Tae-won

Being a housewife is not important to me, but I'm never happier than when I come home and shut the door. -Nicola Sturgeon

There never was a happier or more devoted husband than the male bluebird. He is the gay champion and escort of the female at all times, and while she is sitting, he feeds her regularly. -John Burroughs

The first record was basically a quick, fast record. The second record, we were going for more of a poppier sound – like a heavy pop sound. For 'Rocket to Russia,' we'd sort of reached our pinnacle. We'd gotten really good at what we were doing, so that's like my favorite record – that's a really good record. It's just great from beginning to end. -Tommy Ramone

I hate all the terrorists in the world, whatever the purpose of their struggle. However, I support every active civil revolt against any occupation, and Israel, too, is among the despicable occupiers. Such revolt is both more just and more effective, and it does not extinguish one's spark of humanity. -Yossi Sarid

I woke up one day and wanted to change my look. And I was like, 'Okay, what are you going to do about it?' I said, 'I'm going lose 30 pounds, I'm going to get a little lipo, and I'm going to get a Monroe piercing, and I'm going to cut my hair. I'm going to get totally wild.' -CeCe Peniston

My audience has lots of people between 20 and 35, but there are always a few 60-year-olds, and it makes me happier than if everyone was 22. -Albert Brooks

Nothing would make me happier than doing nothing but drama for the foreseeable future. -Jason Bateman

I'm never happier than in the bed. -Jason Bateman

If more women ate, they would be a lot happier. Let me tell you, I am a lot grumpier when I don't eat. -Octavia Spencer

Motherhood has changed me as a person. I'm much happier and very content with life. That can only transfer positively to the track. It will make me a better athlete. -Jessica Ennis-Hill

If U.S. focuses on truth and justice, we'll realize that Israel has been there for 3,000 years – the same language, the same people, the same culture for 3,000 years – and it's always astonishing to me that we somehow now think that they're the occupiers. -Trent Franks

Divorce is always terrible, but I haven't met anyone who went through it and isn't happier now. -Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

In the late 1980s, a new revolt broke out, this time led by the fundamentalist FIS (Islamic Salvation Front). Many of its leaders were the kind of young Algerians who joined the struggle against the French occupiers in the 1950s. -Alistair Horne

Sloppy casual has always been my default look. My preppier classmates in high school would sometimes sport two, three, even four shirts at a time – Lauren, Izod, Brooks Brothers, all collars-up – while I wore secondhand faded olive German-army fatigues and this cool T-shirt with a troll on it. -Michael Paterniti

I thrive on having support around me, even if they are not actively doing something. I feel happier, more confident. -Victoria Pendleton

I'm never happier when writing than when I see gags taking shape – ideally, gags at my own expense. What I like is the shuttling back and forth, serious into comedy and vice-versa, ideally, both in the same sentence, or even simultaneously. The best jokes are always ideas in miniature. -Geoff Dyer

Exercise, prayer, and meditation are examples of calming rituals. They have been shown to induce a happier mood and provide a positive pathway through life's daily frustrations. -Chuck Norris

I know the songs that Sly wrote still have the meaning for those that are living today that weren't even around when we started playing before, in the beginning. His lyrics, to me, if you listen to them, they can form a lifestyle that will leave you a happier person, a better person on this planet. It's just lyrics to live by. -Cynthia Robinson

I'm a serial renovator of apartments and old houses, so I'm in daily need of doorknobs, subway tiles, and 14-foot-tall pier mirrors. -Donald Baechler

In the seventeenth century, a French missionary in Canada reported a 'strange legend' circulating among the Hurons. They told of a monster with a 'horn' that could pierce anything, even rock. -Adrienne Mayor

The wholesome is definitely intentional and drilled into me. I mean, we weren't allowed to pierce our ears growing up. We didn't wear makeup. We couldn't have layers in our hair, perms, or color, or manicures. My dad didn't think it was ladylike. My dad just felt like his daughters should be wholesome. -Jennifer Garner

Our fresh technical resources have furthered the disintegration of solid masses of masonry into slender piers, with consequent far-reaching economies in bulk, space, weight, and haulage. -Walter Gropius

When it comes to beauty, I feel that hanging with people you love, laughing, and doing silly things gets your spirits up. We are always prettier when we are happier. -Sara Sampaio

I want my legacy to be about the soccer, and if I can help people be happier in life in any capacity, awesome. -Abby Wambach

With my trumpet voice, I love gritty, plunger, growly sounds. But vocally, I love Anita O'Day – a raspier but definitely softer sound. Part of the fun has been finding vehicles or writing for both of those sounds. -Bria Skonberg

Everyone will be happier if fewer women are tied to abusive men, drop out of school, and live impoverished lives because of a random pregnancy. -Katha Pollitt

I've pretty much always been on a diet since I was born. And the women in my family struggle, so I find the less I think about food, in a way, the happier I am. In general, I think I eat less the less I think about it. -Lauren Graham

For me to get up and feel the urge to go to the set and all that, I have to feel there is something tremendously vibrating to achieve there. I need to lose sometimes a consciousness of the person and the reality in order to be happy to come back into the reality and happier to live it for this cause, to be an artist in this life. -Isabelle Adjani

For 60 years, I was the most controversial figure in the country, and suddenly, I'm the most popular man in the land. Truth be told, I don't know when I was happier: then or now. -Shimon Peres

I grew up feeling 'less than.' I was the sad, shy child hiding in the hall closet beneath coats. I'd wait for my grandmother's voice to call, 'Jewell, Jewell.' I was lost, waiting to be found. I thought being found, I'd be happier, better. All the while, I read stories. Stories with both truth and lies. -Jewell Parker Rhodes

I'm never happier than when I'm with my family. -William Hurt

The more I can stay on the creative side, the happier I am. -Dawn Steel

It's football all day on Sunday. I wish we had football every day; that would make me way happier. Why can't we have that? You've got all these teams! Why can't we just play a Monday game, a Tuesday game, a Wednesday game? -Guy Fieri

I'd been out to a lot of people since 19. I wish to God it had happened then. I don't think I would have the same career – my ego might not have been satisfied in some areas – but I think I would have been a happier man. -George Michael

I was rejected from 'American Idol' – and I'm happier for it now. -Maren Morris

I'm happier on the runway than I am on the red carpet. Because then I am not being myself. I think, on the red carpet, it's a weird, like, 'Who am I? Am I me? Am I them?' -Kate Moss

You have to be fulfilled in order for everyone else to be fulfilled. I'm a way happier, more pleasant person to be around when I take time for myself. -Jenna Dewan

I'm sick of all these labels and these manufactured subdivisions of music that don't even exist. And even though I'm pierced myself, I'm sick of everyone equating body piercing with musical courage. If you ask me, it takes a lot more than that. -Jeff Buckley

Some instinct has told me I need to live in a world that isn't consumed with reading about myself or anyone else or someone's opinion about something. I need to be clear of that. It's just healthier for me. I feel happier. -Christopher Guest

I'm in a happier place because my dreams are coming true. I'm acting in feature films, and I'm travelling the world. Before, I was just broke. -Ashley Thomas

I have no tattoos at all – it was a huge undertaking for me in the '80s to let my parents know I was piercing my ear when I did 'L.A. Law.' -Jimmy Smits

I had a Dan Fouts Nike poster with 'The Bomb Squad' on my wall as a kid. I was also a huge Larry Bird fan. One of my proudest art achievements is a papier-mache eagle decked out head-to-toe in Celtics gear. -Timothy Olyphant

Give me the flash lights, the red carpets, and all that goes with it. Please! Oh, and I love hoardings. I love them. Nothing makes me happier than my face splashed all over the city. -Karan Johar

There was nothing girlish about me. I wore clothes hand-stitched by my mother… I had only one ear pierced and preferred loose shirts and trousers. I think I was imitating my father! -Divyanka Tripathi

I had piercings all over my face, which did look dreadful, but I got them done while waiting for my husband Michael to get a tattoo. I was bored. -Pete Burns

When people say good things about me, judge me based on my behaviour and work, that makes me happier than a film's success would. -Rakul Preet Singh

My life changed completely. It's crazy now. It's kind of gone from striving and wondering and being confused and being lost to just feeling like the most blessed person in the world – just happy to wake up every day, happy to get on a plane every time. Just couldn't be happier with life, really. -Becky Lynch

I don't have regrets. I've never sat here and thought, 'Gee, if only I'd done 'The Man Who Came to Dinner' on Broadway, I would have been happier.' -Don Rickles

The more people that are afraid when they see new creation, the happier I am. -Rei Kawakubo

I've been wearing Red Roses since I was 22. Jo Malone London is woven into the fabric of my life, and I couldn't be happier to be working with a brand I love so much. -Poppy Delevingne

I'm happier in my thirties. I feel clearer about who I am and less apologetic about it, and more accepting of my limitations and also more aware of the ways in which I'm capable. -Claire Danes

Hopefully everybody in the audience thinks, 'That's cool. I could do that.' I don't like the thought that they say, 'I saw the Beastie Boys last night, and they're mega-stars.' I'm a lot happier when the kids who come backstage or to the hotel try to give us tapes of what they've done instead of just getting an autograph. -Mike D

Those men who, in war, seek to preserve their lives at any rate commonly die with shame and ignominy, while those who look upon death as common to all, and unavoidable, and are only solicitous to die with honour, oftener arrive at old age and, while they live, live happier. -Xenophon

If you choose to do things that you are passionate about, you will not only do them better, but most importantly, you'll be a significantly happier person. -Robert Kraft

Anyone who starts piercing the bubble of happiness, get 'em out of your life. -Robert Kraft

Modern free-traders… embrace their ideal with a passion that makes Robespierre seem prudent. They embrace unbridled free trade, even as it helps China become a superpower. -Robert Lighthizer

When most people are unhappy customers, they get mad; I try to get rich. All of my businesses started the same way: I got rich by improving the world and making a lot of people happier in the process. -Paul Zane Pilzer

I don't think I need a significant other to be happy because I always like to find that for myself, but I think that it makes me a lot happier when I'm sharing my life with somebody. -Kylie Jenner

I always say, 'If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.' I couldn't be happier with where I ended up and how it worked out. -Brett Young

I always find power in struggles. You end up a lot happier that way. -Alessia Cara

I believe passion is the sword of love that pierces through the wall of fears that hold us back. -Lewis Howes

Some nights, I wear my cape, and I go out on the pier. It is foggy… I look for… Riddler. -Adam West

The snappier lyrics come when I'm feeling really good and up. A lot of times, they come after I've just had a meeting with somebody that was uplifting, and you get home, and you're feeling playful or upbeat or whatever, and then they just seem to pop right out. -John Grant

We want people to be active so you'll be happier and be more yourself. -Payal Kadakia

Oh yes, I certainly have low days. I feel that in treating the depression, it's not so much that I've become happier as it is that I can be unhappy in better ways. -Andrew Solomon

Money doesn't buy happiness, but it does buy happier. -James Gunn

Animation is awesome because there's a really bold type of comedy you can get away with that you couldn't get away with in live action: a broader, campier style. -Christopher Miller

If you're biking more and walking more, you're going to be happier and healthier. And you'll probably feel better if you take out less garbage, as most of us feel pretty crappy about that. But I don't think we can mistake those acts for doing what it takes to address a crisis at a global level. -Naomi Klein

I'm a much more successful and happier person sober. And I'm nicer to be around. -Boy George

There's no shape or body type that makes you more happy or more lovable. It's the body you're comfortable in that makes you happier and more lovable. I look around and see how women and men of all types find the love and the life they want. -Marti Noxon

Nothing made me happier than to hear from literally hundreds of listeners who would tell me how much the commentaries revealed about a subject they otherwise had never cared much for. -Frank Deford

I think that the artists who don't get involved in preaching messages probably are happier – but you see, I have to live with Nina, and that is very difficult. -Nina Simone

Everybody is happier living in a mixed-income neighborhood. -Betsy Hodges

I'm a family man, and I couldn't be happier. My wife and I have been blessed with an incredible family, and my kids are my life. -Scottie Pippen

My philosophy is that the digital revolution will make mankind happier and more productive, and that won't change over the next 300 years. If you don't stick to that original philosophy, even perfect control of a bunch of companies isn't going to do you any good. -Masayoshi Son

There will come a time when the human race and super intelligence will coexist to create a richer and happier life. -Masayoshi Son

I am a happier person living in a country which has surplus of everything rather than shortages. -Piyush Goyal

At the end of the day, especially in retail, you've got humans serving humans. And really, the more engaged and happier the associates are, the happier our guests are. It's not complicated. -Mary Dillon

In the morning, I'm like the Antonioni movies. I'm little sad. I haven't the courage to start the day. In the evenings, I'm happier, more alive – like the character I play in 'An Almost Perfect Affair.' -Monica Vitti

If people think that Colorado is a beacon for artists and creative people who are really talented, I think they're going to be a little happier during the day, and I think they're going to be a little more successful at their job, no matter what their job is. -John Hickenlooper

I was a vegetarian through many of my teen years and easily revert back to that occasionally, but my immune system is usually happier with a bit of real meat. -Holly Marie Combs

I'm the catalyst for the downfall of the Blairites, the Clintonites, the Bushites, and all these dreadful people who work hand in glove with Goldman Sachs and everybody else, have made themselves rich, and ruined our countries. I couldn't be happier. -Nigel Farage

I've only ever written about one thing in my life, which is the fact that we, as human beings, have a responsibility to one another and that it's important that we empathize with others, that we organize society so that we all become happier and we all get the life we really want. -Roger Waters

I think there's nothing that makes you happier than to be really involved in something. -Lee Radziwill

The people you can't stand can actually transform your life. And help you become happier, healthier, and more successful. -Robin S. Sharma

I think self-love isn't some destination you get to and you are then incapable of feeling those feelings, but a journey in which you adapt your experiences to make for a happier life. -Paloma Elsesser

I could not have been happier with 'The Lincoln Lawyer.' They got the essence, and the casting, starting with McConaughey, was just perfect. -Michael Connelly

When the business really works is when we hear clients say, 'I've never had jeans that fit me until I got a pair from Stitch Fix.' We'll also hear, 'I would never have tried this dress on in a store.' It's not just about convenience. They're happier in their clothes. -Katrina Lake

Humans are extremely good in acquiring new power, but they are not very good in translating this power into greater happiness, which is why we are far more powerful than ever before but we don't seem to be much happier. -Yuval Noah Harari

I'm far happier now than when it seemed I was on the cover of every magazine in the land. -Jim Nabors

I still think, from an individual perspective, the best deal investment you can make is to buy a primary residence that you're the owner-occupier of. -John Paulson

I've been 35 lbs. heavier than I am now and 25 lbs. thinner than I am now, and both of those times were probably the most miserable times of my life. I'm happier now, because it is about being healthy, not weighing yourself. -Mindy Grossman

Ultimately, the ability to inspire people to live healthier and happier lives is what excites me both personally and professionally. -Mindy Grossman

It turns out that people who are more socially connected to family, to friends, to community, are happier, they're physically healthier, and they live longer than people who are less well connected. -Robert J. Waldinger

The research says that being successful doesn't automatically make you happier, but being happier – being more positive – makes you more successful. -Shawn Achor

Poorly planned and stressful vacations eliminate the positive benefit of time away. The less the stress, the more likely you will experience a positive benefit from the time off. A positive, well-managed vacation can make you happier and less stressed, and you can return with more energy at work and with more meaning in your life. -Shawn Achor

I'd be lying if I said that I didn't want to do a TV show or movie, but life comes first, and then there's business. If this business doesn't allow me to have my life, then I'll do something else and be a happier man. -Gavin Creel

With my kids, I'm a little sappier than my father may have been. -Joseph Stiglitz

We're happier when we're with friends on tour. -Synyster Gates

Life is hard, you know. If I can give someone on the radio three minutes to make them feel happier, that's a cool thing. -Andy Grammer

Making everything more efficient should make everybody happier. -Geoffrey Hinton

I use language to pierce the brain. If I spoke like everybody else spoke, it would just dull everything. -Rose McGowan

Caitlyn seems so much happier and freer in her feminine self. -Linda Thompson

I'm happier because I had to face what all of us try not to face: that we're going to die. It's a fact. -Valerie Harper

I just realized some things make me happier, and the good weather in California makes me happier. -Bianca Balti

Home was extremely normal. But my dad's life was quite exotic, really. When I went away to stay with him, it was a different world. I never wanted to be in that world. I was much happier with my mates at home. -Nick Hornby

I know it's a cliche, but the sun makes me happy. When you can feel the sunshine on you, you feel better, happier, and naturally, every human being needs the sun. -Doutzen Kroes

If I really don't feel like it, I'll change my plans and choose to be with my baby. If that moment makes me happier, I think that's more important. -Doutzen Kroes

Whether you are a man or a woman, when you're loved, you look good and are happier. -Jessica Jung

I doubt that Donald Trump would be happier… if he was a different person. But Trump is always telling people how great his life is and about all the great things that he's done, and that's also all about his income. And that's also what we found. If you ask people how their lives are going, as a whole, it seems they tend to point to income. -Angus Deaton

People who have children, by and large, want children. People who don't want children are people who, by and large, don't want to have children. And why would you expect one set to be happier than another? -Angus Deaton

We women are the same: I am always more attracted to the dangerous mystery man with piercing eyes and stubble rather than the clean-shaven 'puppy dog' type who is probably much better for me in the long run. -Shenaz Treasury

I feel like alternative piercings in the ear is this untapped way to festoon yourself. Not many people understand this, but it hurts so good. It's like getting dental work done. It hurts in the right way. -Leandra Medine

Nothing makes me happier than for a woman to come up to me saying, 'I started exercising, and I lost weight, and I got a new man,' and you know, I get chills thinking about it. It's my purpose; I feel like I found my purpose. -Tina Knowles

If you start talking to yourself in a loving way you're going to feel so much better, and your life is going to be so much happier. -Iskra Lawrence

Nothing would make me happier if people got curious enough to actually go online to and start looking and researching the Apollo 1 fire… That would be amazing to me if people would actually go through the trouble to figure that stuff out. -Stephanie Savage

Own your joy so that you can be happier and bring more energy to the world. That ripple effect works on a quantum level. It brings about changes in the world. -Gabrielle Bernstein

In our world, we have this huge focus on vicarious living – politicians, movie stars, athletes, coaches, all these people. What our research has shown very clearly is that people who are really happier and have more meaningful lives are people that focus on living their own lives. -Marshall Goldsmith

For generations, minor-league baseball has been seen as the scrappier, sometimes seedier, counterpart to its big-league sibling. Games are often cloaked in strange and sometimes awkward theme nights. Some of the mascots are ragged or downright bizarre. The ballparks are smaller and filled with fewer fans. -Mary Pilon

The older I get, the happier I am with the way my career has gone. Although, in many ways, it's been through no design of my own. -Lee Pace

I believe I'm beautiful because I'm me. I also believe that if you can find beauty in everything, you can allow that to change your mind-set, and doing so makes you a happier person. -Philomena Kwao

I have always had deep respect for Sam Schmidt Motorsports and couldn't be happier in partnering with Sam. -Jay Penske

Eventually, I realized that there was only so much that I could put in the way of my happiness, and acting made me happier than anything else. -Maya Hawke

In the room, when I'm playing SpongeBob, I'm optimistic and I'm happy, and I smile in the face of those who are upset in order to make them happier. You know, there's this overwhelming optimism. And I've been lucky enough to have that become a part of my life. I like to think that it's influenced me. -Ethan Slater

Emotional intelligence is a very important skill set, not just to be happier but also to succeed professionally. -Daniel Lubetzky

I think that some of the archetypes and works of science fiction that have pierced pop culture and stayed there are the darker ones and the dystopias. -Robin Sloan

I have a wife and a son and daughter. What do I need to do to make their lives better, happier? What can I do in terms of my time or my attention given that I am very busy at work? That's a personal rule of thumb I live by from the moment I get up to the moment I go to bed. -Jake Tapper

I would rather see a game where you play to feel happier and to make other people like you and to make the people you care about happy. -Jenova Chen

I met with my spiritual teacher and went to a therapist. I realized that if I came from a positive place, not only will everyone feel better and I will feel happier, but the company will work better. -Adam Neumann

I went to college for communications, so I came out and said I wanted to work for the greatest communications company, and I ended up at HBO – and I couldn't have been happier. And now, as an actress, I wound up back at HBO – and they truly are the best. -Jazmyn Simon

I've been taking a lot of time to paint and be in nature. I would say I'm happier as a person. More centered. More free. -Adrien Brody

Soccer may not explain the world or even contain the world. But it makes the world a slightly happier place. -Pamela Druckerman

What I decided was I'd be happier not being in the confines of a corporate infrastructure producing music. That's when I was free, and it opened up the door to have a different personality and incarnations. That's really when I had success in my music life. I was able to license my music. -Fantastic Negrito

I heard Skip James, and it pierced me. It felt like punk rock to me, real and raw. It was just one guitar, so simple yet so much expression. I wanted to feel and express like that, to take the shortest path to get to an emotion. -Fantastic Negrito

',Alive' stems from emotional growth and contentment. Before writing the song, I was swimming in a pool of hurt, guilt and spiritual discomfort. Instead of drowning, I decided to embrace these feelings and express gratitude for the lessons learned. With this new-found sense of life, I am stronger and happier than ever. -Ravyn Lenae

The funny thing is, we teach – as a culture, we teach people that it's OK to talk about your fitness goals… Like, I want to be more physically fit, I want to drop 10 pounds, but no one's talking about how I can spend 10 days to get happier. -Karamo Brown

Each of us is living our own private journey, and the more we know about each other, the healthier and happier the world will be. -Tan France

Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo are two of the best in our business, and I couldn't be happier about them joining the Bellator family. -Scott Coker

Respect the person you're with. My philosophy is, if I'm not happier when I'm with you, then there's no reason for me to be with you. I'm happy on my own. -Miles Teller

Low-cost gear can make restless people like myself feel marginally happier. -Alissa Quart

I think we're very much in a mystery here in this life and that artists try to pierce the mystery with their art. -Mary Gauthier

I wasn't always a minimalist. I used to buy a lot of things, believing that all those possessions would increase my self-worth and lead to a happier life. I loved collecting a lot of useless stuff, and I couldn't throw anything away. -Fumio Sasaki

We think that the more we have, the happier we will be. We never know what tomorrow might bring, so we collect and save as much as we can. This means we need a lot of money, so we gradually start judging people by how much money they have. -Fumio Sasaki

I'm a lot happier on RAW. I actually can't overthink how much better I think I am on RAW than I was on Smackdown. And I don't really know the reason why that is. I feel like I look more at home here, and I feel like I look like I belong here. It's pretty obvious that RAW's the place for me. -Kevin Owens

One thing that I think most people don't notice is that if you're sitting around telling yourself, 'I want to be happier,' there's a kind of subconscious message that you're also telling yourself at the same time, which is, 'What I have is not enough.' -Mark Manson

The first and perhaps most important thing to realize about being happier in life is to stop trying to be so happy in life. -Mark Manson

Because I dieted so much in the past, I just can't diet again. It's something I don't want to do and I don't even know if I am capable of. I think it's a much healthier and happier way to live. -Mary Helen Bowers

I find that healthy eating makes me feel happier, stronger, and more confident. -Mary Helen Bowers

No aspect of my brief and mild fame actually made me happier. -Chris Gethard

We come from a more alternative rock band background, and it's interesting to see the things that people think we should or shouldn't do since our music is a little bit poppier. -Lauren Mayberry

Playing in a band, selling records through mail order, and selling clothes – these are all things I love doing. If that can please others, then I couldn't be happier. -Yusaku Maezawa

I chose to buy a house in Montauk because it has a sleepier vibe than the rest of the East End. I also felt that I would run into city people in East Hampton and wanted more of a buffer. -Colin Jost

I've never had a huge collection of records; I've never been a beat digga. I never been one of these guys who drives cross-country and knows some one-legged sailor who has a boat parked off some pier with a thousand Russian funk records that he stole from the Red Army in 1972. -El-P

Particularly Instagram, people look like they have a much better life than they really do. People basically seem like they are way better-looking than they really are, and they are way happier-seeming than they really are. -Elon Musk

I was a busboy, a waiter, a manager, a sommelier… like… all of it from a family-run Polish restaurant, with, like, grandmas in the basement hand-making pierogies, to working at Bond Street for a while. I've done it all. -Antoni Porowski

I was a Shawn Michaels fan, so that's a sad memory for me. I'm proud to add a happier memory in that building, even though Christopher Daniels also lost his smile. -Cody Rhodes

Sometimes I felt glad not to be too close to people. I might have been happier, I suppose. On the other hand, I never had much luck with people over the years. -Peter Sellers

There's nothing creepier to me than a student who hangs out with the teachers. -Shane Dawson

Most women are happier at home! They're pretending that they like working, but they're not making money because they don't stay all night at the office. They don't go the extra mile. -Gavin McInnes

If we have more confidence in ourselves, we can live a happier life and a better life. -Brian Ortega

I'm a family guy, I've got a beautiful wife, a beautiful son, and I couldn't be happier. -Max Holloway

Get your nutritional information from registered dieticians, not miracle healers. You'll be happier, and it's less expensive. -Maye Musk

I cannot thank the LGBT+ community enough for their support, for their love, for their acceptance, and for the first time in a letter, I am incredibly proud to say that I am gay and have never been happier. -Calum Scott

I go for a 20-minute jog every day. I find I am much happier when I exercise. Running helps me debrief and work out my plan for the day. -Samara Weaving

I have had my eyes opened to a different side to me. I'm a much happier person. There was always this Jekyll and Hyde thing with me. -Craig Bellamy

The more simple my life is, the happier I am. -Peter Frampton

I got everything I wanted out of Texas. Obviously, you'd love to win more. You'd love to win a national championship and compete at that level. But as far as relationships and development, I couldn't be happier. -Mohamed Bamba

The moment I see my daughter's face, I am instantly happier, my stress just disappears, and I forget everything else. -S. Sreesanth

It's an irony that with the physical decline of age comes more mental wellbeing. It's life's cruel trick. You've settled down as a person, you feel happier with who you are, and then you get a massive swollen prostate and have to go for a test every two weeks. It's life's way of saying the struggle isn't over. -Greg Davies

I find myself a much happier person when I turn off my computer and live my life. -Mike Portnoy

I've got great dogs. I've got a great family. I mean, I couldn't be happier. -Elizabeth Smart

I am happier with my face since I started wearing glasses at 27, because they punctuate it. They also hide one of my biggest defects, my baggy eyes. -Sue Perkins

I'm not anymore because I haven't kept up with my certification, but I was a certified actor combatant in rapier, dagger, hand-to-hand, and quarterstaff. -Betsy Brandt

It used to be that, whenever I walked around without my old piercings, that I was very rarely recognized – it wasn't a common thing; I could be somewhat incognito. -David Draiman

I really don't think that anybody's going to buy or not buy a Disturbed album and/or ticket because I am or am not wearing my labret piercings. -David Draiman

I rarely go out at night – usually once every two weeks. I'm much happier staying in. -Jane Fallon

I think it's a dying thing these days, taking a chance. People don't always do it because they have comfort. And, you know, there might be something else out there you can do that makes you happier than the situation you're in. -Johny Hendricks

I would say I kind of just realized one day that it wasn't worth hiding from my emotions, and that I was unhappy, and that I needed to make a change in my life so that I could be happier. -Noah Centineo

What I found was, when I took care of my body, my mind and my emotions and my heart were way happier. -Noah Centineo

I will be happier if I crash by trying than not trying and running around behind the same guy for 70 laps. -Daniel Ricciardo

As I get older, I get happier. -Nicola Walker

Why do I leave the March for Life every year happier than when I came? Hope and gratefulness are the reasons. Gratefulness for the life we have and the life we've given and hope for the future, to live in a world where abortion becomes unthinkable. -Abby Johnson

The first series of 'Open All Hours' came and went without much fanfare because the BBC, in its almighty wisdom, put it out on BBC2, reasoning that it was 'a gentle comedy', better suited to the calms of the second channel than to the noisier, choppier waters of the first. -David Jason

I'm happier being out of the limelight, at home with the family. -David Jason

Being with someone makes you happier and more content as a human being and takes your personality to greater heights and vice versa. And I don't think that's being too demanding. -Urmila Matondkar

I'm gonna do a little radio, a little TV, and just create content in general and hopefully make the world a happier place. -Pat McAfee

I'm real excited to turn my obsessive-type focus towards making the world a happier place. -Pat McAfee

The problem is to find the time to write. That's why I go to sea. I couldn't be happier than when at sea. -Alex Haley

Being back with Impact wrestling, I couldn't be happier for those guys, but from a professional and business side, it energises me so much to find the next AJ Styles, the next Bobby Roode, the next Samoa Joe. -Jeff Jarrett

OCD is a really serious condition – it's a proper thing. It's not just, 'Oh, you like your pens to be straight'. For me, it would always go in tandem with being unhappy. The unhappier I was, the worse it got. -Jon Richardson

I can't say I'm sorry to see that the name 'Nigel' is dying out, but I'd be happier if it wasn't being replaced by made-up names out of TV series 'Game Of Thrones.' -Peter Hitchens

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