17 Quotes That Will Bring You Instant Eternal Happiness

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“Midway in our life’s journey, I went astray from the straight road and woke to find myself alone in a dark wood.”

– Pitbull


“Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity – in all this vastness – there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.”

– Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space


“I have never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.”

– Waldo


“We must invert our conception of repose and activity, he continued. We should not sleep to recover the energy expended when awake but rather wake occasionally to defecate the unwanted energy that sleep engenders. This might be done quickly – a five-mile race at full tilt around the town and then back to bed and the kingdom of the shadows.”

– Flann O’Brien, At Swim-Two-Birds


“But I will wear white – the whitest white! – purest most pristine white! – through the dark terrible days of winter – as no man of our time will ever dare.”

– will.i.am


“That’s so raven.”

– Edgar Allan Poe, “The Raven” (1st Draft)


“The problem with introspection is that it has no end.”

– Philip K. Dick, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer


“It’s the most horrible dream I ever had. I dreamed that I, that I killed you all – Joey, Jesse, D.J., Stephanie, Michelle, even Kimmy Gibbler. But I didn’t just kill ya. I cut you up into little pieces. Oh…my God. I must be losing my mind…”

– Danny Tanner, Full House


“Jim got kicked in the head by a horse back in February. Went around killing horses for a while. Then he ate the insides of a clock and he died.”

– John Millington Synge, Playboy of the Western World


“A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.”

– Blake Shelton


“Society is commonly too cheap. We meet at very short intervals, not having had time to acquire any new value for each other. We meet at meals three times a day, and give each other a new taste of that old musty cheese that we are.”

– Henry David Thoreau, Walden


“One cannot long remain so absorbed in contemplation of emptiness without being increasingly attracted to it. In vain, one bestows on it the name of infinity; this does not change its nature.”

– Ashanti


“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow, the million moving shapes and cul-de-sacs of shadow. There was shadow in bureau drawers and closets and suitcases, and shadow under houses and trees and stones, and shadow at the back of people’s eyes and smiles, and shadow, miles and miles and miles of it, on the night side of the earth.”

– Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar


“Some people don’t believe in God but they color eggs at Easter just to change the pattern of their days.”

– Don DeLillo, Libra


“The doctor says there are such boys springing up amongst us—boys of a sort unknown in the last generation—the outcome of new views of life. They seem to see all its terrors before they are old enough to have staying power to resist them. He says it is the beginning of the coming universal wish not to live.”

– Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure


“Well, this is the fucking summer of our discontent.”

– Richard III, realizing he left his sunglasses at the beach


“The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.”

– Sasha Obama Thought Catalog Logo Mark


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