Posts Tagged 'happiness'

Shadow & Claw by Gene Wolfe – III

I was miserable before I knew I was no longer happy, and bowed with responsibility when I did not yet fully understand I held it.

Wolfe, Gene. Shadow & Claw. New York: ORB, 1994.

Orthodoxy by G K Chesterton – II

The test of all happiness is gratitude; and I felt grateful, though I hardly knew to whom.

Sorrow by Ellen Kushner

If you find yourself saying, ‘I have no right to be sad; I have a home and enough to eat and a warm bed and good health….’

Yes, there is sorrow in the world. But don’t use others’ misfortune as a stick to beat yourself in your own discontent.

– Ellen Kushner