— Gene Hill
August 20, 2014
"He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.) When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags. Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself. He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant. His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me… whenever… wherever – in case I need him. And I expect I will – as I always have. He is just my dog."
October 15, 2012
"There’s plenty of money out there. They print more every day. But this ticket, there’s only five of them in the whole world, and that’s all there’s ever going to be. Only a dummy would give this up for something as common as money. Are you a dummy?"
— Grandpa George (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 2005 Tim Burton)
October 6, 2012
"The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness."
— Michel de Montaigne
May 29, 2012
"I’ve wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I’m happy to state that I’ve finally won out over it."
— Elwood P. Dowd
March 14, 2012
"Do you know how unhappy you would be if you thought the way you are is not okay?"
— Bill Withers
December 13, 2011
"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 (via cronoo)
October 21, 2011
"I’ve learned that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while climbing it."
— Andy Rooney
July 19, 2011
"Whoever is happy will make others happy."
— Mark Twain
June 26, 2011
"Those who shun the whimsy of things will experience rigor mortis before death."
— Tom Robbins
June 25, 2011
"Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old."
— Franz Kafka