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Reads tagged with “happiness”

18-Year-Old Sylvia Plath on Loving Everybody and Living with Curiosity
18-Year-Old Sylvia Plath on Loving Everybody and Living with Curiosity

“Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me.”

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Book Spine Poetry vol. 5: The Meaning of Life
Book Spine Poetry vol. 5: The Meaning of Life

Stumbling on happiness in pursuit of the unknown.

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5½ Timeless Commencement Speeches to Teach You to Define Your Own Success
5½ Timeless Commencement Speeches to Teach You to Define Your Own Success

The great and terrible truth of clichés, why success is a dangerous bedfellow, and how disappointment paves the way for originality.

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C.S. Lewis’s Advice to Children on Duty and the Only Three Things Worth Worrying About
C.S. Lewis’s Advice to Children on Duty and the Only Three Things Worth Worrying About

“Most of us need the crutch at times; but of course it’s idiotic to use the crutch when our own legs can do the journey on their own!”

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Alfred Hitchcock on the Secret of Happiness
Alfred Hitchcock on the Secret of Happiness

“…only things that are creative and not destructive… hatred is wasted energy.”

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The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaning
The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaning

“If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.”

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Joan Didion on Self-Respect
Joan Didion on Self-Respect

“Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life — is the source from which self-respect springs.”

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C. S. Lewis on the Secret of Happiness in a Letter to Child
C. S. Lewis on the Secret of Happiness in a Letter to Child

“A good toe-nail is not an unsuccessful attempt at a hair.”

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The Happiness of Pursuit: What Science and Philosophy Can Teach Us About the Holy Grail of Existence
The Happiness of Pursuit: What Science and Philosophy Can Teach Us About the Holy Grail of Existence

“When fishing for happiness, catch and release.”

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Denise Levertov Reads “The Secret”
Denise Levertov Reads “The Secret”

“Two girls discover the secret of life on a sudden line of poetry.”

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