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13 Author Quotes For This Year’s Day Of Happiness

This week we celebrate the International Day of Happiness, and the theme for this year is “Happier Together”.

 

Sometimes it can be a challenge to stay connected with one another, even if we do care. Here are some quotes from authors that inspire us to hold on tighter to the people that bring us happiness.

 

 

 

  1. Nicholas Sparks (author of The Notebook)

“If conversation was the lyrics, laughter was the music, making time spent together a melody that could be replayed over and over without getting stale.”

 

There are those people who you can just spend time with for hours upon hours and never get tired of them! Never forget those people, they are a big part of the happiness in your life. Just try to be kind when you tell them to stop talking.

 

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2. Criss Jami

To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.

-Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

 

Relationships, of all types, can be work and there will be issues in the beginning, but many times taking time for the people you love and sharing happiness in life, as best as you can, will be worth it in the end.

 

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3. Fred Rogers (a.k.a Mister Rogers)

Part of the problem with the word ‘disabilities’ is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren’t able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities.
― Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember

 

Some advice from everyone’s favorite neighbor Mister Rogers. Let’s be kind to one another, and never forget how to love and live happily.

 

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4. Christopher Pike

“Relationships are mysterious. We doubt the positive qualities in others, seldom the negative. You will say to your partner: do you really love me? Are you sure you love me? You will ask this a dozen times and drive the person nuts. But you never ask: are you really mad at me? Are you sure you’re angry? When someone is angry, you don’t doubt it for a moment. Yet the reverse should be true. We should doubt the negative in life, and have faith in the positive.”
― Christopher Pike, Remember Me

 

It’s a fact of life. Someone out there loves you. Believe in that, and in the positive, and you will find that happiness will come to you with more ease.

 

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5. Kurt Vonnegut

What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.
― Kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage

 

Loneliness should not be an option. Let’s all come together and share joy in each other’s company.

 

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6. John Donne

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.”
― John Donne, No man is an island – A selection from the prose

 

What John Donne is saying in these famous lines is that no one can live completely without others, and a loss of life is not just sad for the family, but human kind overall.

So let’s all be open to all people, not just our circle of people. That’s not to say I want everyone to befriend strangers at random, but it’s always good to have a community of people if possible.

 

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7. C.S. Lewis (wrote The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe)

Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another, “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .
― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

 

Life is meant to be shared with others, and who better to share it with than your friends.

 

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8. Mark Twain, author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
― Mark Twain

 

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

 

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9. Elbert Hubbard

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.
― Elbert Hubbard

 

No one is perfect, but everyone deserves someone.

 

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10. Helen Keller

I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.
― Helen Keller

 

Let’s try to be there for one another. Even in the darkest of times, when you’re with the people you love you can find happiness.

 

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11. E.B. White, from his book Charlotte’s Web

Why did you do all this for me?’ he asked. ‘I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.’ ‘You have been my friend,’ replied Charlotte. ‘That in itself is a tremendous thing.
― E.B. White

 

There are times when friendship is all that’s needed to make a difference in someone’s life.

 

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12. J. R. R. Tolkien, from his fantasy epic The Lord of the Rings

I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

 

You might not know everyone, but you can still care about them. Even if you’re shires apart.

 

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13. Rick Riordan from his novel Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters

“Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse…and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.”
― Rick Riordan

 

We can’t forget about family, even if they drive us mad. Immortal, mortal, or somewhere in between a loving family will always have your back!

 

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So go share some happiness with your loved ones today in celebration of this year’s Day of Happiness.

 

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10 Charles Dickens Quotes to Brighten Your Bleakest Days

The guy’s work may have been a buzzkill to read while trying to enjoy high school, but he did indeed have some facts of life to spit. (It’s pretty cool that A Tale of Two Cities was the narrative foundation for The Dark Knight Rises). Yet even as the bleakest of writers, Charles Dickens believed you could find lighter moments in darker times. Here are some quotes from the literary icon… aside from “please, sir, I want some more.”

Happy Birthday, Mr. Dickens.

 

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1. “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.”

 


 

2. “Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”

 


 

3. “There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.”

 


 

4. “We forge the chains we wear in life.”

 


 

5. “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”

 


 

6. “We need never be ashamed of our tears.”

 


 

7. “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.”

 


 

8. “The men who learn endurance, are they who call the whole world, brother.”

 


 

9. “This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.”

 


 

10. “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.”

 

 

 

 

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10 Enchanting Literary Quotes to Keep You Warm This Winter

December 21st marks the winter solstice, the very first day of winter. For those of you who are now in a state of dread and hibernation, don’t worry. The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year; it’s the day with the least amount of daylight. However, this also means that days will only grow longer from here, so cheer up!

 

There’s nothing quite as cozy and inspiring as watching snow fall on a quiet street or looking out at the flurries from inside a warm house. I’d say it’s one of the closest things to magic. If you’re still not ready for it, maybe these beautiful quotes about the season can convince you.

 

1. “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

 


2. “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
― Edith Sitwell

 


3. “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

 


4. “Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”
― Yoko Ono

 


5. “My old grandmother always used to say, Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows

 


 

6. “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

 


7. “Are the days of winter sunshine just as sad for you, too? When it is misty, in the evenings, and I am out walking by myself, it seems to me that the rain is falling through my heart and causing it to crumble into ruins.”
― Gustave Flaubert, November

 


8. “Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.”
― Sara Raasch, Snow Like Ashes

 


9. “If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”
― Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind

 


10. “In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.”
― Ben Aaronovitch, Broken Homes

 

 

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New Year Drinks

Quotes to Help You Kick Off 2019 With a Bang

The new year has begun and it’s time to take advantage of another fresh start. Hopefully these quotes will help you look ahead to new experiences and memories to come!

 

 

“Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” -Neil Gaiman

 


 

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier.'” -Alfred Tennyson

 


 

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.” -Maya Angelou

 


 

“There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made.” -Michelle Obama

 


 

“Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” -Malala Yousafzai

 


 

“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible!’” -Audrey Hepburn

 


 

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” -C.S. Lewis

 


 

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” -Joseph Campbell

 


 

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” -Albert Einstein

 


 

“You know, my motto is ‘Excelsior.’ That’s an old word that means ‘upward and onward to greater glory.'” -Stan Lee

 

 

 

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