“Humor is the antidote to over thinking. It’s a way of saying that life is paradoxical. Humor contains contradictions; it does not resolve them but revels in them. It says that the right way to exist among the contradictions, paradoxes, and absurdities of life is to cope with them through laughter.”
Bob Mankoff, How About Never: Is Never Good For You
“Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure.”
George Eliot, Middlemarch
“It has been well observed that the misery of man proceeds not from any single crush of overwhelming evil, but from small vexatious continuous repeated.”
Samuel Johnson, “Pope,” in Selected Writings
“Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation.”
The real affliction of old age is remorse.
You move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer.
writer and speaker
“At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.”
Christine Mason Miller