— John Irving, livro The Cider House Rules
„When the attack happened I was in Cuba, visiting my daughter, and I felt happiness. It didn’t hurt me at all, because, as I always say in my speeches, our dead children will be avenged the day when people, any people, are happy.“
— Hebe de Bonafini President of the Association of Mothers of Plaza de Mayo 1928
Source: Argentina: Hebe de Bonafini and "Las Madres…" (Carlos López, US; ex-Chile) http://cgi.stanford.edu/group/wais/cgi-bin/?p=8609; Some rights groups have misguided agendas http://www.cubanet.org/CNews/y01/oct01/15e9.htm (in spanish language: Los aplausos al terrorismo http://www.lanacion.com.ar/nota.asp?nota_id=343519, La Nación, 2001).
„Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections“
— Bob Marley Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician 1945 - 1981
„Deceive not thyself by overexpecting happiness in the married estate. Remember the nightingales which sing only some months in the spring, but commonly are silent when they have hatched their eggs.“
— Thomas Fuller English churchman and historian 1608 - 1661
The Holy State and the Profane State (1642), Of Marriage.
„It is the law of life that if you are kind to someone you feel happy. If you are cruel you are unhappy. And if you hurt someone, you will be hurt back.“
— Cary Grant British-American film and stage actor 1904 - 1986
— Jonathan Swift Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, and poet 1667 - 1745
„Marriage isn’t about the good days. Anyone can make a life with anyone else when you are having a good day. Marriage is about the bad days. When you have lost confidence. When you have been hurt. Or failed. Or gotten angry. Or made a terrible mistake. That is when the power of a marriage reveals itself.“
— Stephen Tobolowsky actor and writer 1951
Stephen Tobolowsky in a Facebook post on August 16, 2014 https://www.facebook.com/stephentobolowsky/photos/a.720745797941988.1073741825.113073725375868/922749314408301.
„Why is there evil in the world? Because sometimes you just wanna fuckin have it, and you don’t care who gets hurt.“
— Joe Hill Swedish-American labor activist, songwriter, and member of the Industrial Workers of the World 1879 - 1915
„Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!“
— William Hazlitt English writer 1778 - 1830
Table Talk: Essays On Men And Manners http://www.blupete.com/Literature/Essays/TableHazIV.htm (1821-1822), "On Living to One's-Self"