We are always in a hurry to be happy; for when we have suffered a long time, we have great difficulty in believing in good fortune.
IF YOU CARE ABOUT SOMETHING, YOU HAVE TO PROTECT IT—IF YOU’RE LUCKY ENOUGH TO FIND A WAY OF LIFE YOU LOVE, YOU HAVE TO FIND THE COURAGE TO LIVE IT.
Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.
We’re brought up to expect a happy ending. But there are no happy endings. There’s only death waiting for us. We find love and happiness, and it’s snatched away from us without rhyme or reason. We’re on a deserted space ship careening mindlessly among the stars. The world is Dachau, and we’re all Jews.
Until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy.
There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.