Top 924 Be Happy Quotes

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“Our fans want us to be happy and if that means being married or having a girlfriend, they are okay with that. Of course, in this industry it is a bit harder to have normal relationships, but it is possible.”

― A. J. McLean

“I’m probably more fiscally a Republican. But socially, I’m just accepting of everything. I want everyone to be happy; I want everyone to live a life that they’re proud of.”

― Abby Huntsman

“I will be happy with certainly when the corruption index improve.”

― Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

“I’ve done lots of stuff, but it’s rare for people to come up to you and be happy about the fact that it’s been put out there, that it’s something a bit different, something creative.”

― Adeel Akhtar

“I like looking nice, but I always put comfort over fashion. I don’t find thin girls attractive; be happy and healthy. I’ve never had a problem with the way I look. I’d rather have lunch with my friends than go to a gym.”

― Adele

“If I am constantly working, my relationships fail. So at least now I can have enough time to write a happy record. And be in love and be happy. And then I don’t know what I’ll do. Get married. Have some kids. Plant a nice vegetable patch.”

― Adele

“It’s never been an issue for me – I don’t want to go on a diet, I don’t want to eat a Caesar salad with no dressing, why would I do that? I ain’t got time for this, just be happy and don’t be stupid. If I’ve got a boyfriend and he loves my body then I’m not worried.”

― Adele

“Life is very short. Try to enjoy your ‘now.’ Many people think that when they become such-and-such then they will be happy. I personally don’t think it is healthy to postpone your happiness. My message is, ‘Enjoy the moment.’”

― Adina Porter

“I didn’t lose weight for my career or a relationship – I did it to be happy and, as Oprah says, to live my best life.”

― Adrienne C. Moore

“I always believed that I had to pretend to be happy. But what I’ve learned is that it doesn’t matter what race or class or demographic you come from. I truly believe that sadness is relative.”

― Adwoa Aboah

“He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another.”

― Aesop

“The only way you can be happy is if you be completely yourself. You have to be you. Don’t be what you think you should be.”

― Afrojack

“If you never lie to yourself, you’ll always be happy with yourself, and eventually the person you wake up with and the person you go to sleep with is yourself.”

― Afrojack

“I’d be happy if people said that I did a little bit to raise the dignity and recognition of the greatness of African-American music.”

― Ahmet Ertegun

“We see the tendency in the world to criticise democracy and sometimes even to say that authoritarian countries like China are more efficient. That is very short-sighted. China looks efficient only because it can sacrifice most people’s rights. This is not something the west should be happy about.”

― Ai Weiwei

“I think people should be proud of the work they do, whatever it is. I have this other arty side that loves creating homes. I can be happy going to the hardware store.”

― Aida Turturro

“You should learn to be happy with what you have. Besides, the fact that I’m not a huge star has allowed me to pick and choose the roles I want to do, not the ones some person sitting in a studio office thinks I should do.”

― Aidan Quinn

“Whatever you do, be happy with you. Don’t conform. You are who you are, and you shouldn’t change that for anybody.”

― Aimee Teegarden

“I do want everyone to be happy and safe.”

― Ainsley Earhardt

“Critics who complain that we don’t do anything new will hopefully be happy with ‘Oopiri.’”

― Akkineni Nagarjuna

“It isn’t necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It’s only necessary to be rich.”

― Alan Alda

“Well, here’s the thing with relationships on ‘True Blood’: Once they happen then you have to throw a monkey-wrench into them, because to have people be happy is not that exciting.”

― Alan Ball

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”

― Albert Camus

“It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.”

― Albert Camus

“To be happy we must not be too concerned with others.”

― Albert Camus

“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?”

― Albert Einstein

“A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him.”

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

“Yeah, I’d be happy to go back to Mexico or Japan to make another film.”

― Alex Cox

“I tell myself, ‘If I can wake up each day and be excited about what I’m doing, then I must be happy.’ But then again, maybe I’m in denial.”

― Alexandra Cassavetes

“If you’re doing what you do because you love it, you have room to be happy for others. And that’s a lot of fun, when you get down to it.”

― Alexandra Petri

“As long as I’m writing stuff and people are reading it, I’ll be happy.”

― Alexandra Petri

“Chemically, if you are not happy, your body will not look or be happy.”

― Alexis Ren

“I can’t be happy with drawing or losing a match. It actually makes me really sad when that happens.”

― Alexis Sanchez

“I’ve learnt so much from playing football: I love football, and that’s what I do. I enjoy myself, and I’m just trying to be happy.”

― Alexis Sanchez

“I just try to be happy playing my football.”

― Alexis Sanchez

“I’ve actually medalled in every single swimming meet except for the Olympics, so that’s the goal. I want to get on that podium – I really do. But for me, that’s not something I can control… so I will be happy with going out there and swimming a race that I’m proud of.”

― Alia Atkinson

“Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.”

― Alice Walker

“I wasn’t a great student. Just give me a school with no grades, and I’ll be happy.”

― Alison Elliott

“We had our first meeting yesterday, and we just laughed all the way through, so if we can bottle that, then I’ll be happy. We just get on, and that’s half the battle.”

― Allan Carr

“I was blessed enough to talk to my grandfather the night before he passed, and he told me that everything was going to be okay, and I know he wanted me continue and do my best, be happy, and that’s what keeps me going.”

― Ally Brooke

“My only intention is to be happy and be in a place where I feel wanted.”

― Alvaro Morata

“I don’t see why I should be happy scoring a goal against an opponent on a much lower level than we are.”

― Alvaro Morata

“You have to be happy with yourself first of all – that’s the most important thing.”

― Aly Michalka

“When I look for the next project, it’s always about, ‘Is it going to push me out of my comfort zone? Am I doing something different? Am I working with people who are passionate about what they’re doing?’ At the end of the day, if I’m going to be bored on set, then I’m not gonna be happy.”

― Amanda Crew

“If I can’t be happy, nobody can be happy.”

― Amanda Eliasch

“My dad came over from Ireland when he was 13 and lived on the streets, working on building sites, and has just retired from his job delivering furniture for John Lewis. My mum has had the same job for 30 years as a sales assistant at Marks and Spencer. They’ve always been really great; they just want me to be happy.”

― Amanda Hale

“My own personal conviction is that if I were writing without thinking about how images or how journalism is creating a world for us, I would not be happy about it.”

― Amitava Kumar

“I am someone who doesn’t say no to opportunities and, thus, would be happy to do something interesting on television.”

― Amruta Khanvilkar

“When you’re miserable, you don’t want anyone around you to be happy.”

― Amy Lee

“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always thought it very important to be happy inside. There’s a lot of bad things happening in the world, but it’s important to try to stay happy and appreciate what you’ve got, and don’t look externally for the happiness.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“Everyone wants to be happy – people find happiness in different ways. While you want to pursue your career 100 percent, I think it is very hard to give 100 percent in something else. It’s important to find this balance, and priorities change throughout life.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“You’re going to play good. You’re going to play bad. But as long as I stay healthy, I should be happy. Every player should feel the same way.”

― Anderson Varejao

“To be happy when you are travelling, you need to be happy inside before you leave. A positive frame of mind will definitely enhance your travelling experience. If I’m not in a positive frame of mind then the whole thing definitely becomes more of a challenge for me.”

― Andrea Bocelli

“If I could talk to my younger self, I would tell her that you will grow into the woman you’ve always wanted to be. You will find love. You will be successful. You will be happy.”

― Andreja Pejic

“If I’m breathing in 2016, I’ll be happy.”

― Andrew Cuomo

“The more people have, the less content they seem to be. In America, the cultural expectation that we’re to be happy all the time and our children are to be happy all the time is toxic, and I think that really gets in the way of emotional well-being.”

― Andrew Weil

“I’m the type who’d be happy not going anywhere as long as I was sure I knew exactly what was happening at the places I wasn’t going to. I’m the type who’d like to sit home and watch every party that I’m invited to on a monitor in my bedroom.”

― Andy Warhol

“I can choose to be happy, or choose to be miserable every day – waiting until I die.”

― Angel Haze

“I feel sorry sometimes for these sportsmen and women who put in just as much effort as the footballers. For example, athletes train at least as hard as footballers but have to be happy if they can earn enough to finance a decent education.”

― Angela Merkel

“I’ve realized that being happy is a choice. You never want to rub anybody the wrong way or not be fun to be around, but you have to be happy. When I get logical and I don’t trust my instincts – Thats when I get in trouble.”

― Angelina Jolie

“My life… I’m really happy with what I’ve got. If I get more things, I will be happy, but if not, I won’t be frustrated.”

― Anitta

“I remember when I was a kid, I could never find anything positive about chubby girls. If a girl was pudgy in books, she wasn’t okay. She couldn’t be happy or make friends unless she lost weight.”

― Ann Aguirre

“The poor wish to be rich, the rich wish to be happy, the single wish to be married, and the married wish to be dead.”

― Ann Landers

“As long as she is talented enough and passionate about doing it herself then I will be happy and support her. I think I will be sensible – my parents said I could only do it if I got my education and so I had something to fall back on.”

― Anna Friel

“I have given up trying to be happy. It is no use and leads to nothing.”

― Anna Held

“Some people just aren’t meant to be happy.”

― Anna Torv

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”

― Anne Frank

“If I am happy in my personal life, I will be happy in my profession.”

― Antoine Griezmann

“Every game, I have to make the best decision. I repeat: my players must be happy to stay in Chelsea and to play for Chelsea and to play for our fans. They must be happy if they start the game or if they stay on the bench and come on.”

― Antonio Conte

“Every coach has to put himself in his club and to try to become a really important coach for his club. The most important thing is that the club can be happy, the fans can be happy, and the players can be happy with your work. This must be our task. Then, if you are No. 4, No. 5, No. 6, this is not important.”

― Antonio Conte

“The great European dream was to diminish militant nationalism. We would all be happy Europeans together. But we are going to see the old monster of militant nationalism being awoken when people realise how little control their politicians have.”

― Antony Beevor

“I’ve gotten e-mails asking, ‘Are you taking students?’ Well, come visit and I’ll be happy to talk to you. But I’m not a degree-granting institution.”

― Antony Garrett Lisi

“Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are.”

― Ariana Grande

“When I get married, I think what matters is you should be happy with the person you are living with.”

― Arjun Kapoor

“Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.”

― Arnold Bennett

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.”

― Audrey Hepburn

“An ordinary man can surround himself with two thousand books and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy.”

― Augustine Birrell

“Life is like a roller coaster, live it, be happy, enjoy life.”

― Avril Lavigne

“You can have your cake and eat it too and follow your passions, have a family, and be happy.”

― Ayesha Curry

“I will be happy to deliver for my country as an all-rounder, for which I am working very hard in the nets.”

― Babar Azam

“I won’t be happy until we have every boy in America between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat.”

― Babe Ruth

“Henceforth, we shall be happy to be a free citizen in an independent country.”

― Bao Dai

“I wouldn’t be happy had I only been a teacher, if all I had done was help young people, frankly. I don’t get nearly the joy teaching as I do out of creation.”

― Barry Hannah

“I want people to be happy.”

― Bebe Rexha

“They think the banjo can only be happy, but that’s not true.”

― Bela Fleck

“So it doesn’t have to be happy music to be inspiring.”

― Bela Fleck

“If you are trying to be happy and trying to be kind, you’ve already won.”

― Ben Falcone

“When I’m old, I’d like to wake up in the morning and not really do anything – just be happy to exist. I’d like to look at my accomplishments and sit back and revel in my own achievement.”

― Ben Gibbard

“I want to be happy. I realized that being happy isn’t necessarily about getting there, it’s how you get there. It almost sounds like a cliche, but every entrepreneur I’ve talked to – every good entrepreneur – really enjoys the ‘how you get here.’”

― Ben Huh

“The Internet’s a big enough place for everybody to be happy.”

― Ben Huh

“The human spirit needs to accomplish, to achieve, to triumph to be happy.”

― Ben Stein

“I hope children will be happy with the books I’ve written, and go on to be readers all of their lives.”

― Beverly Cleary

“I can still feel unsure in myself, and l’m still insecure about certain things, but my desire to be happy and my desire to be free is very strong.”

― Bibi Bourelly

“At midnight every night, I would methodically leave the house for a couple hours’ walk, come back in, and record. And then the sun came up. If I had done something good, then I’d be happy and go to sleep.”

― Bill Callahan

“Entrepreneurs cannot be happy people until they have seen their visions become the new reality across all of society.”

― Bill Drayton

“If they’re committed to the mission statement of the RSC, they’re going to be happy with me as their chair. If they’re committed to another vision, then they may not be happy with me.”

― Bill Flores

“The popular notion is that Americans are addicted to fossil fuels, but I find that’s not true; most people would be happy to power their lives with anything else.”

― Bill McKibben

“I think when an actress marries she should leave the stage. She cannot be happy if she is married and remains on the stage. She must care more for her art or for her husband.”

― Billie Burke

“There’s not enough money in the world to get me singing ‘Because We Want To’ again. I wouldn’t do it. I think Beyonce Knowles got a couple of million for a private show but I would be happy to turn it down.”

― Billie Piper

“If I could be half of what Mike Sweeney was, I’ll be happy with it.”

― Billy Butler

“All you need to do is turn on the news, and in five minutes, you’re depressed with the state of the world. Choosing joy is a completely active choice. It doesn’t just happen. You can’t just say, ‘I want to be happy.’ You have to take action.”

― Billy Porter

“I am a positive person. I am not cynical. If you are born in this world, no matter who you are, negative things will happen. If you aren’t positive as a person, you’ll be very unhappy. It’s extremely important to be positive, to laugh, to be happy, to accept life as it comes.”

― Bipasha Basu

“As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all.”

― Blaise Pascal

“It may sound too good to be true, but once you’ve seen the happiest people in your life who have nothing, you really start rethinking what the world, and society, tells us that we need to be happy.”

― Blake Mycoskie

“You can’t be happy by doing something groovy.”

― Bob Dylan

“When you’ve seen a lot of bad stuff and just want to enjoy your life and be happy and have your kids happy and have your friends happy, you just have a value system where it raises the bar on what’s important.”

― Bob Saget

“One moment I can be happy and laughing, but then it comes over me. It’s my mom.”

― Bobbi Kristina Brown

“You can be happy when you feel happy from inside, and when you have worked, you are your happiest.”

― Bobby Deol

“I want London to be the most cycle-friendly city on Earth, and I want more people to be happy and safe on bicycles.”

― Boris Johnson

“I’ve got so much to be happy about.”

― Boy George

“There are still civil rights issues. There are still people who can’t be visited by their spouse in the hospital because they’re gay. These are humanitarian issues. At the end of the day, all you want is for people to be happy in the pursuit of life, love and liberty.”

― Brandi Carlile

“As a vulnerability researcher, the greatest barrier I see is our low tolerance for vulnerability. We’re almost afraid to be happy. We feel like it’s inviting disaster.”

― Brene Brown

“I think most artists would be happy to have bigger audiences rather than smaller ones. It doesn’t mean that they are going to change their work in order necessarily to get it, but they’re happy if they do get it.”

― Brian Eno

“For me, Domhnall is an acting teacher as much as anything. If I turn out to be half the actor he is, I’ll be happy.”

― Brian Gleeson

“I won’t do things for money. I can’t. So I’ll hold out and say, in my mind, ‘There’s a really cool diner down the street from my house. They make really good pancakes; I’d be happy doing that.’”

― Brie Larson

“I notice that if there are some times I’ve been stressed, because I’m human and stress about things, that affects your kids. So you have to make sure you’re a happy mom so they can be happy.”

― Britney Spears

“By the time I’m 35, I’ll probably want to have a family. I’d be happy doing that, teaching my kids to do the right things, to do good things.”

― Brittany Howard

“I’m a huge believer in you don’t really need anybody to make you feel validated or make you feel secure. When you go to sleep at night, you’re with yourself, and when you wake up, you’re with yourself. Be happy, just alone, regardless if you’re with somebody or not.”

― Brittany Snow

“I think it’s always a really stupid thing to base your achievement on someone else. I just want to base it on myself… do something that I can be proud of, and then I’ll be happy.”

― Bronte Campbell

“There was a point where there was a vision that we’ll get to a certain age, and then we’ll retire and be happy. Now that’s like, that’s being compromised every day. So I think we have to start living happy now and stop waiting for the forty years because by then you’ll be so sick, you wouldn’t enjoy it anyway.”

― Bruce Lipton

“If I had a place with a studio where I could paint I’d be happy.”

― Bruno Tonioli

“People are easily intimidated when they decorate their home. They think it has to be one way. But there’s no one way. It’s your way, your style. At the end of the day, you have to live there. It’s your cocoon, your nest. You have to be happy in it.”

― Bryan Batt

“Just celebrate who you are and be happy with you are. Take all the ups and downs together, as you’re only human.”

― Calum Scott

“I tried to surround myself with people who have accepted me for being me. And I want to create that image to my fans as well. And that’s the advice I give to them. To be happy for who you are, and to surround yourself with people who are happy for being you.”

― Calum Scott

“People do judge books by their covers, and the magazine editors deciding whether to include your book on their pages are working in a visual medium. So if you’re less than thrilled by the cover your publisher proposes, don’t be afraid to ask for an alternate version. Odds are that they want you to be happy with the final product, anyway.”

― Camille Perri

“I think when I was 12, I started reading Evelyn Waugh, and I loved Evelyn Waugh so much, and I thought: ‘This is how the world really is. If I could be Evelyn Waugh, then I would be happy.’”

― Candace Bushnell

“I worked hard to be accepted by the fashion community in ways beyond my physical appearance. In no time, though, I found myself surrendering to the industry’s approval process. I felt like I needed validation from everyone. As a result, I lost sight of myself and what it meant to be happy, what it meant to be successful.”

― Cara Delevingne

“When you are clinically diagnosed with depression as a teenager, sometimes people don’t understand it. You feel like you should be happy, especially when you have a very lucky upbringing, and you blame yourself.”

― Cara Delevingne

“I would never share my daughter’s wardrobe. Every five years you have to go through your wardrobe and say, ‘This is possible, this is not possible.’ But you have to be happy with yourself.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“I’d be happy to stay single now because I’ve always been in relationships. For the first time ever I can do what I want, when I want, with who I want, without answering to anyone.”

― Carol Vorderman

“I would be happy to be labeled as a writer of offbeat stories. I don’t know how to do anything else.”

― Caroline Thompson

“I want people to be happy and to enjoy Hong Kong.”

― Carrie Lam

“I think it’s okay to feel jealous, but it’s how you deal with it that’s the important thing. You have to be happy for your friends when they do well because you want them to do well. It’s not a competition.”

― Carrie Underwood

“The No. 1 question I get from everybody is, ‘How did you make it?’ I’m like, Don’t worry about making it. There is no making it. Just be happy.”

― Carson Daly

“I don’t need the NFL to be happy or successful.”

― Casey Wasserman

“What is the point of me changing? If I became another person, it would be bad. If I acted in a different way with my friends, they would not be happy. It’s important I stay the same.”

― Caster Semenya

“Sometimes I was sad, sometimes happy. Just on and off. Always I felt welcome. It’s just, you know, sometimes as a human being, you cannot always be happy. You do good things, you do bad things, people talk.”

― Caster Semenya

“The reality is, if you have a high-level-energy dog, it’s not going to be happy with a one-hour walk. Those types of dogs are going to require more than one hour of physical challenge in the outside world.”

― Cesar Millan

“People have sacrificed more to make me be happy than I could ever dream of.”

― Chad Kelly

“He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.”

― Chanakya

“’A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints’ was the first real actor-actor part I did, and I hope I to do more. Action movies are fun, but I’d be happy not to do them if there are better roles.”

― Channing Tatum

“Let us all be happy, and live within our means, even if we have to borrow the money to do it with.”

― Charles Farrar Browne

“A hundred years ago, concerts were far more come-what-may – people played cards, drank beer and appreciated the music. If we go some way towards restoring that spirit, I’ll be happy.”

― Charles Hazlewood

“A man will speedily sit down and sympathize with a friend’s griefs, but if he sees him honored and esteemed, he is apt to regard him as a rival and does not so readily rejoice with him. This ought not to be; without effort, we ought to be happy in our brother’s happiness.”

― Charles Spurgeon

“With every job I watch, I can’t find peace with what I’ve done. It’s never good enough in my mind. I will never be happy if I’m in that mindset, unless I get a review that starts: ‘Once in a generation.’”

― Charlie Cox

“Any fool can be happy. What I’m interested in is satisfaction. There’s got to be more to life than just being happy. You’ve got to be fulfilled. You’ve got to be satisfied; philosophically satisfied is what I mean.”

― Charlie Trotter

“I can’t hurt any more than I’ve been hurt, I can’t cry any more than I’ve cried. I’ve been to the highest of highs and lowest of lows, so one day I’m going to find my middle ground and be happy.”

― Cheryl Cole

“Obviously, I want my kids to be happy, and I believe that they can be super successful at whatever they want to do, but don’t make the successful part more important than the process of doing it. Especially if it’s an artistic endeavor.”

― Chris Cornell

“If I win, I’ll take my wife and buy her a whole new wardrobe. If she’s happy then I’ll be happy.”

― Chris Daughtry

“I have my own worries and concerns and frustrations, but I’m doing something I love to do. My wife and kids are in good shape. What is there not to be happy about?”

― Chris O’Donnell

“I will be happy if I am 60 because I was not supposed to be 60.”

― Chris Rea

“All I required to be happy was friendship and people I could admire.”

― Christian Dior

“In a creative business, if you’re happy, it will come out in your work. I don’t see how you can be happy if you don’t like the people you’re working with and if they aren’t a joy to have fun with.”

― Christian Louboutin

“I don’t give away my shoes to celebrities for free. I’m only happy when people like what I do and make the effort to buy them. I would not be happy to see people in my shoes if I knew that they had to be paid to do it, that they had to be pushed.”

― Christian Louboutin

“I’m terrified of dying because of everything being too unfinished. I would be happy being a ghost.”

― Christine and the Queens

“Basically, I would be happy with any profession where I got to be creative and make things.”

― Christopher Paolini

“I was always a happy kid. I’d play the piano fairly well. I did all sorts of things fairly well. But who the hell wants to be happy all the time? It’s a miserable state to be in permanently. Can you imagine how dreary that would be?”

― Christopher Plummer

“I always say to my students, ‘If you can do anything other than writing and be happy, then you should.’”

― Claire Messud

“Every player needs to be happy and proud to play for Cameroon.”

― Clarence Seedorf

“’Balthazar’ is very much about the title hero having to choose between his past and his future. For the first time in a long time, he has a chance to be happy – with Skye. But he has this terrible tendency to set himself up for heartbreak, in part because he punishes himself for his past.”

― Claudia Gray

“When I found out that I’m playing Nagini, I thought it was meaningful because it’s an important character in the ‘Harry Potter’ series. ‘Harry Potter’ is a franchise film with many Caucasian actors, so I thought many Korean viewers would be happy.”

― Claudia Kim

“What the purpose of my life is about is I want to become the kind of person that God wants me to become, and through my study of the scriptures I can articulate the kind of person that God would be happy if I become.”

― Clayton M. Christensen

“They’re inherently good people, every single person that I’ve ever worked with on an ‘Avengers’ film. I think they want to do good, and they want people to be happy, and they want to speak what they believe.”

― Cobie Smulders

“One thing I learned from my old man is that people are going to be happy for you, but not too happy. When the tables are turned and you’re hanging out on top with a guy like Randy Orton, who is in the main event at Wrestlemania, not all the guys are going to like you.”

― Cody Rhodes

“Who wouldn’t want to be wizard, at least for a day, as long as you didn’t have the dilemmas and the situations that Merlin was thrown into. I’d be happy if you could actually use the powers to have a bit of fun and do something good for the world and maybe for yourself, whereas Merlin’s kind of limited in that he has to look after Arthur.”

― Colin Morgan

“Writers are too neurotic to ever be happy.”

― Connie Willis

“I’m done with Everest. I did it three times, and I need to be good at that and be happy with it and focus on other climbs.”

― Conrad Anker

“I think videos are really hard. I’m yet to be happy with a video. It’s very weird watching yourself on camera, which I guess I’m going to have to get used to. I love the thought of being in them, but it’s one thing to say that and another to actually do it.”

― Conrad Sewell

“We need to stop thinking the grass is greener on the other side and be happy with the love we have.”

― Craig David

“I love music, and I love acting, so if I can just live and be able to do those two things, I can be happy, you know?”

― Craig Horner

“I don’t know how much time I have left, and there are certain things I’d like to do. I’ve got five kids. Kacy, the oldest, I’d like to see her be happy and fulfilled with her dreams. I want Junior, who gave me the two transplants, I want him to find his niche; I know he’s going to make a very big impact someday.”

― Craig Sager

“Gina Carano is a great athlete, and I’d be happy if she returns to MMA – doesn’t matter if it’s against Ronda.”

― Cris Cyborg

“Once I said to my mother: ‘You would be happy if I just kept well-dressed and had good manners,’ and she said: ‘What else is there?’”

― Cy Twombly

“We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament, and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy.”

― Cyril Connolly

“No matter how bad things are, you can at least be happy that you woke up this morning.”

― D. L. Hughley

“Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give – pleasure, possessions, power – but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy.”

― Dada Vaswani

“If you want to be happy, make others happy!”

― Dada Vaswani

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

― Dalai Lama

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”

― Dalai Lama

“Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will.”

― Dan Millman

“I didn’t want kids to think that to be happy, they had to be famous or rich or live in the big city.”

― Dan Savage

“Even if feminists tear down the bogeyman patriarchy and dominate men in all areas of life, they still won’t be happy because deep down, they’ll know it’s a false victory. Achievement obtained by lowering your opponent to your standard as opposing to rising and surpassing their standard of output isn’t achievement. It’s mediocrity.”

― Dana Loesch

“I think you can be happy and still be competitive. A good lesson for everybody is to think a bit before you speak and represent who you really are instead of the brash emotional you.”

― Danica Patrick

“If I can stay constantly busy, I’ll be happy.”

― Daniel Cudmore

“Well, here’s what I’ll say: The storytellers of ‘Lost’ have taken us on a pretty great journey, and there have been questions along the way, and criticisms along the way, but if you look at the totality of the show, or the experience of it as a whole, I think as long as you look at it from that perspective you’ll be happy.”

― Daniel Dae Kim

“If I die on a film set when I’m 80, I’ll be happy with that.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“The way I see it is if I can’t be happy doing this job, which is my dream job, then what’s going to make me happy in life?”

― Daniel Ricciardo

“I’m an open book. I speak to people all the time and generally have a smile on my face. I’m true to who I am, so you can never always smile and be happy.”

― Daniel Sturridge

“When you score, you’ve got to be happy. It’s only normal.”

― Danny Welbeck

“There is nothing wrong with having nice things, but when you are trying to buy nice things to be happy, you are going to hurt. It’s not going to work.”

― Dave Ramsey

“The art and culture that is New York, communications, finance, all these things help make up New York. The rest of the country should be happy that we are what we are.”

― David Dinkins

“I’ll never be satisfied in classical ballet. It’ll never be good enough. I’ll never be happy with most of my product.”

― David Hallberg

“You have to have a certain single-mindedness if you want to reach the top of the profession, and I’m not sure if I’ve got that cold-eyed egomania that perhaps is needed to get to the top. So as long as I can keep paying the mortgage and keep myself interested, I’ll be happy.”

― David Harewood

“I want to build something I’d be happy to be employed by 10 years out.”

― David Karp

“This hearing came about very quickly. I do have a few preliminary comments, but I suspect you’re more interested in asking questions, and I’ll be happy to respond to those questions to the best of my ability.”

― David Kay

“I have played in big clubs for many, many years. When you win, it is good, but when you lose, nobody is going to be happy, and the pressure is going to be there.”

― David Luiz

“My mom, she wasn’t like a baseball mother who knew everything about the game. She just wanted me to be happy with what I was doing.”

― David Ortiz

“I just want to be happy, have kids, enjoy my life, help others and create some good work.”

― David Walliams

“I don’t think I could be happy as an actor if there was a tyrant on the set.”

― David Warner

“We only have two things that we share in this life; we are born and we die. And what we do in between those times, we’ve got to be happy. I don’t let the outside world deter me.”

― Dawn Fraser

“You don’t get a script sent to you for two years, it crosses your mind, ‘Gee, what’s going on?’ Then five years pass, and pretty soon a decade has gone by. Finally, you say to yourself, ‘Well, if in fact that’s it, then let me be happy with 30 pictures that made about $460 million and pictures that made a lot of people laugh.’”

― Dean Jones

“I want happiness for my daughter – I want Carrie to be happy.”

― Debbie Reynolds

“I would be happy at a piano bar, singing. I just want to home in on being the best singer I can be.”

― Debby Boone

“I do not need a lot of money to be happy.”

― Debra Winger

“Research has shown that the best way to be happy is to make each day happy.”

― Deepak Chopra

“I am someone who can’t hold on to negativity or hold on to grudges. I might feel something at a certain point, but I get tired after that. I don’t carry it with me. I forgive and forget very easily, and that’s the only way to be happy and peaceful.”

― Deepika Padukone

“I’m going to keep working hard, and I will be happy to play anywhere for the country. I’m young and would like to play anywhere.”

― Dele Alli

“Want to raise children who will be happy adults? Teach them not to whine.”

― Dennis Prager

“I don’t pretend to be happy all the time. I think to be human is to be happy and unhappy by turns. But I have a great capacity to enjoy myself, and it seems to grow as I get older.”

― Diana Quick

“My father worked hard, but we were still very poor; and I didn’t want anybody arguing about money, so I became the entertainer – the one who wanted everyone to be happy. I didn’t want there to be any problems.”

― Diana Ross

“In my opinion, we’re here to be happy; we’re here to work hard; we’re here to do the right thing; and we’re here to save our planet. And I think that we can achieve it.”

― Diane Guerrero

“I’ll be happy if I can just stay out of Nebraska.”

― Dick Cavett

“I’d be happy to play in Sao Paulo. It would be a dream; that would be very exciting.”

― Diego Forlan

“You have to accept who you are in order to make someone happy and be happy.”

― Diego Luna

“I hope when I finish with football, I’ll be happy with what I’ve achieved.”

― Dimitar Berbatov

“Respect your partner. Be happy in your partner’s happiness.”

― Divyanka Tripathi

“Sure, one can always get the students to relax and be happy – entertained, but although being laid back and relax can also lead to creativity, mostly it means that nothing much gets done.”

― Donald Norman

“I never wanted to be rich or successful or famous. I just wanted to be happy and have fun.”

― Donna Leon

“I can be myself everywhere and be happy and confident and not feel that I am just what I do.”

― Donna McKechnie

“There is one thing in this good old world that is positively sure – happiness is for all who strive to be happy – and those who laugh are happy. Everybody is eligible – you – me – the other fellow. Happiness is fundamentally a state of mind – not a state of body.”

― Douglas Fairbanks

“Indeed it is possible to stand with one foot on the inevitable ‘banana peel’ of life with both eyes peering into the Great Beyond, and still be happy, comfortable, and serene – if we will even so much as smile.”

― Douglas Fairbanks

“We, Britain and Germany, can neither of us be happy about our handling of the Iraq war.”

― Douglas Hurd

“I don’t want to be stinky poo poo girl, I want to be happy flower child.”

― Drew Barrymore

“My opinion is always that players need to be happy. You cannot keep them in the squad if they are not happy.”

― Dusan Tadic

“Would I be happy just practicing law? No. Would I be happy just doing TV and speeches? No. I want to do all of these things and be as active as I can… but my main goal is to have some degree of influence on the public discussion.”

― Ed Rendell

“If I can put on my album in a car or on my headphones and listen to the whole thing and love it, that’s what I’m going to be happy putting out there.”

― Ed Sheeran

“I’ve got to be happy with myself when this ride is over.”

― Eddie Guerrero

“I’d be happy to be taken as a woman – and that’s what I was initially trying to do when I started throwing on dresses and stuff. But that wasn’t going to happen because everyone kept calling me sir. So I thought I’d change the method and just start wearing what I wanted to wear.”

― Eddie Izzard

“The only luck I had in my life was when I married you. I knew it wouldn’t last because I was too happy. I knew they would not let me be happy.”

― Eddie Slovik

“For the two and a half years in Italy, I can be happy with what I did.”

― Edin Dzeko

“If only we’d stop trying to be happy we’d have a pretty good time.”

― Edith Wharton

“If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue.”

― Edmund Burke

“God didn’t create the universe so that talented people would be happy.”

― Edward Conard

“I’ve never had the experience of 10 years at Unilever and five years at Coca Cola. But I’m not the marketing director who only wants 25 per cent a year on the revenues. In the old days, you sold something, and you would be happy. At Ajax, we thought we needed more from that than selling a seat and making five grand.”

― Edwin van der Sar

“Quite frankly I don’t know how to be happy. I have not a clue.”

― Elaine Stritch

“I have long maintained that each of us has three chances a day to be happy: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.”

― Elin Hilderbrand

“You know, everybody knows some of what politicians say is malarkey, and having somebody there to call them on it is good. I’d be happy to do that any time and any place.”

― Elizabeth Edwards

“It’s very hard to get the dynamics where two people can stimulate each other and be happy.”

― Elizabeth Hurley

“We focus so much on our differences, and that is creating, I think, a lot of chaos and negativity and bullying in the world. And I think if everybody focused on what we all have in common – which is – we all want to be happy.”

― Ellen DeGeneres

“Be happy with who you are, and know that being you is the best thing you can do for yourself.”

― Ellen Wong

“I’ll be happy if I can gain even the smallest place inside the literary imagination of U.S. readers.”

― Elliot Perlman

“I never see my bad guys as simply bad. They want pretty much the same thing that you and I want: they want to be happy.”

― Elmore Leonard

“I will never be happy without having someone. Going to sleep alone kills me.”

― Elon Musk

“If I’m not in love, if I’m not with a long-term companion, I cannot be happy.”

― Elon Musk

“I’m a wonderful disaster. So are you. We’re all a mess. We’re in this culture that says take this pill and you’ll be happy, go on this diet and you’ll be thinner, have your teeth whitened, people will love you more.”

― Emilio Estevez

“If I never saw another airport again, I’d be happy!”

― Emm Gryner

“One is a child when one has a child. No one says, ‘You will never be the same again.’ Which is the truth! And we’re all supposed to be happy all the time. What is that about?”

― Emma Thompson

“No politician in a European sense is happy with 26 million people unemployed. Nobody can be happy with 6 to 9 million young people unemployed. You have to give them hope and confidence and a sense of inspiration that the European process is actually about people, not about bureaucracy.”

― Enda Kenny

“Money is not necessarily, although it helps a lot for happiness, it’s not necessarily the best way to be happy, to be rich, you know.”

― Eric Ripert

“You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren’t happy in one place, chances are you won’t be happy anyplace.”

― Ernie Banks

“I love singing, so I want to see how far I can take it. I love the challenge, and I won’t be happy until I have a wall full of gold discs and seven huge world tours under my belt.”

― Estelle

“My songs are always about overcoming things, whether it’s breaking up with a guy or just trying to be happy. They’re always about being better.”

― Estelle

“It feels so good to be happy.”

― Etta James

“I never wanted to do something grotesque. I never wanted to shock. I wanted my audience to be happy, to be kind.”

― Eva Zeisel

“The Soul of man is made an article of merchandize by his fellow man and can such a land be happy? No! Happyness does not dwell in any land that is scard by the blighting curse of Slavery.”

― Ezra Cornell

“A lot of people, they think, ‘Oh, I’m only going to be happy when I find a special person who is going to make me happy.’ No. In life, you have to be happy with yourself first, number one.”

― Fabio Lanzoni

“I have all the things I can desire in life, but if I don’t have love from people, and if I don’t be able to give love to people and receive love, I will not be happy, even with all my success and all the money I make.”

― Fabio Lanzoni

“I’m a character actress. I’m the girl next door, the aunt, the quirky cousin. You have to innately know who you are and be happy with that.”

― Faith Prince

“The biggest misconception in the hip-hop industry is that people are only focused on the money. We should just be happy for everybody that is working in the hip-hop culture.”

― Fat Joe

“I’d be happy if, during my mandate, the Palestinian state existed.”

― Federica Mogherini

“I could go off into the wilderness and write fantasy novels for the rest of my life and probably be happy; but I always want to challenge myself.”

― Felicia Day

“I’ve done a lot of things in a business where you’re lucky to stay alive, so when the time comes, I’ll be happy to pass my knowledge along and help someone else.”

― Felix Baumgartner

“We live in a flat; my wife would be happy if we had a house with stairs. Or a little cottage in the country.”

― Fergus Henderson

“I would not be happy if I had many trophies at home and people think I don’t deserve them.”

― Fernando Alonso

“I’ve got massive respect for Marta, I’ve loved watching her play, and I love seeing what she does on the ball. If I can try and emulate that in any way, then I’m going to be happy with it.”

― Fran Kirby

“As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.”

― Fran Lebowitz

“Remember that as a teenager you are in the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear the phone is for you.”

― Fran Lebowitz

“I love watching Hollywood movies – I just don’t know if I’d be happy doing a ‘Jurassic Park.’”

― Frances O’Connor

“I’d be happy to have regular face-to-face meetings at Downing Street with David Cameron to argue the case for alternative economic policies.”

― Frances O’Grady

“We are more interested in making others believe we are happy than in trying to be happy ourselves.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“Be happy, be proud, be generous, be respectful, be proud to be French citizens.”

― Francois Hollande

“Living with only the bare essentials has not only provided superficial benefits such as the pleasure of a tidy room or the simple ease of cleaning, it has also led to a more fundamental shift. It’s given me a chance to think about what it really means to be happy.”

― Fumio Sasaki

“You know, God has a plan for me, and I’m going to follow in his footsteps and just rejoice and be happy.”

― Gabby Douglas

“My dream in a City shirt is to win titles, to be happy, and to make all Manchester City’s fans happy, too.”

― Gabriel Jesus

“I can’t laugh, be happy, present myself at any prize and also win on the centre court.”

― Gabriela Sabatini

“When your primary function is to be happy, then whatever comes to you is irrelevant. Happiness is your true manifestation.”

― Gabrielle Bernstein

“You can’t be happy in a place like London when you don’t have money.”

― Gael Garcia Bernal

“I was devastated when I got the review for my first book. The book came out a couple years before the women’s movement broke through, and people were putting it down, asking, ‘Why does the woman in this book need to get a divorce? Why can’t she just shut up and be happy?’”

― Gail Sheehy

“My hardest thing was to let go, to be happy for everybody and just to enjoy. And go back to being what you were before you became an artist, and that was just a fan.”

― Garth Brooks

“I don’t think you’ll ever be happy about anything unless you’ve done it.”

― Gary Barlow

“People are chasing cash, not happiness. When you chase money, you’re going to lose. You’re just going to. Even if you get the money, you’re not going to be happy.”

― Gary Vaynerchuk

“I always feel that it’s great when you can be happy when you’re by yourself. That’s not a bad thing.”

― Gene Pitney

“The sad thing is most people have to check with someone before they do the things that make them happy. We’re all passing through; the least we can do is be happy, and the only way to do that is by being selfish.”

― Gene Simmons

“I also learned that I love making money. Anyone who is not afraid of work will be happy with the money they make.”

― Gene Simmons

“I would urge all bands that say they only care about credibility and don’t care about money to send Gene Simmons every dollar that they don’t want. I’d be happy to take it off them.”

― Gene Simmons

“If something comes along that’s really good, and I think I would be good for it, I’d be happy to do it. But not too many came along. I mean, they came along for the first, I don’t know, 15, 18 films, but I didn’t do that many. But then I didn’t want to do the kind of junk I was seeing.”

― Gene Wilder

“Being a wife and a mother is very gratifying, but it’s not a creative expression and that’s something I need to be happy.”

― Genie Francis

“Most of my actor friends don’t believe it’s possible to let go of it and be happy, and for a while that was true for me. For the first two years I ached, every day. And I had such bad dreams. But then I made the decision to start working on my little shop and all that went away.”

― Genie Francis

“A lot of actors think they can’t be happy without the acting… But I think I couldn’t be happy with it anymore.”

― Genie Francis

“I don’t look at things goin’, ‘Oh, is this gonna make me rich? Is this gonna make me a star? Am I gonna win awards?’ If all that stuff happens, great. Who cares? I still have to wake up in the morning and go to work and be happy to do it.”

― Geoff Stults

“I did not know what it was to be happy for a whole day at a time, scarcely for an hour.”

― Georg Brandes

“There is an hour wherein a man might be happy all his life, could he find it.”

― George Herbert

“Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.”

― George Orwell

“I am much obliged by the favourable sentiments you express towards me, and shall be happy if I can be of service in carrying into execution your plans.”

― George Stephenson

“I’ve always wanted to do a horror film. I don’t know if my agent will be happy I said that when I get sent some crap horror films, but I’d like to do a good one, like ‘It Follows,’ or ‘The Babadook.’”

― Georgina Campbell

“Through our willingness to help others we can learn to be happy rather than depressed.”

― Gerald Jampolsky

“You can be right or you can be happy.”

― Gerald Jampolsky

“I want to play and be happy. I am not happy being on the bench, like most players.”

― Gerard Deulofeu

“It is nice to hear things said about you, but if I was to stay at Milan, then I’d be happy. It is a great club.”

― Gerard Deulofeu

“Be happy in what you do. Be respectful of yourself. Do good works for others, and the goodness will come back to you and make you a better person. I think that’s what happiness is all about.”

― Gerard Malanga

“It’s like you always think that when you get to a goal, you’ll be happy. But then there is always something else that interests you.”

― Gerry Cooney

“It’s a constant battle for everybody, but you need to be happy with yourself.”

― Gina Carano

“Even if there’s controversy, I’m going to make the decision, and people are going to be happy in one instance and unhappy in the next. But that’s the job I’ve been given and the job I’m going to embrace.”

― Gina McCarthy

“Just in any job, if you want to get ahead, take shorter lunch breaks, be happy to stay later, do the work, and finish it off well.”

― Gina Rinehart

“Parents just want their baby to be happy and healthy, and we’re giving every ounce of ourselves to do that.”

― Ginger Zee

“I would not be happy to do what I do unless I felt that the large audience wanted it.”

― Giorgio Moroder

“I love the energy, and I just love watching people lose their minds and be happy and exhilarated. There is nothing like it.”

― Glenn Danzig

“I think we should all live the moment. But you also have to think ahead. You have to think, ‘Am I going to be happy with this five, ten years from now? Is it going to let me evolve and grow, or am I going to grow to one day wish I had never done it?’ Sometimes you just have to think a little bit ahead.”

― Gloria Estefan

“It can get discouraging – ‘Oh, it didn’t work,’ or, ‘Oh, I lost the baby,’ or, ‘I can’t do this again.’ You can. And when you get the kid, you’ll be happy that you did. But it’s a very painful process for a lot of people. You just have to figure out how it’s gonna get done.”

― GloZell

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”

― Golda Meir

“At 11 years old, I made a very definitive decision, and my decision was that I wanted to be happy. Above and beyond anything I ever did in my life, I wanted to be happy.”

― Goldie Hawn

“My philosophy for football is to be happy with what you’re doing. When they say that you’re one of the strongest in the world, you need to carry on in the same way as you do when they say that you’re dead.”

― Gonzalo Higuain

“An artiste can only be happy when he is true to his art.”

― Govinda

“I mean, I can actually say goodbye to the game of golf, never hit another golf shot the rest of my life and I’d be happy because I can get back in life without any rotation.”

― Greg Norman

“We should be happy. We should be enjoying that there is all this bounty. Somebody can take an iPod and have all the world’s music at their beck and call in an instant. What an amazing thing!”

― Gregory Stock

“I’m not goal-oriented so much as I’m constantly aware of what I’m passionate about, and I’m constantly updating the list. I envision many possible futures for myself where I could be happy, so I just try to keep my passions alive.”

― Greta Gerwig

“Life is short, and if we enjoy every moment of every day, then we will be happy no matter what happens or what changes along the way.”

― Gretchen Bleiler

“I know, normally folks on TV wouldn’t readily admit their age, but since there’s nothing you can do about it, you might as well own it and be happy.”

― Gretchen Carlson

“I don’t need more money. I don’t need that to be happy.”

― GRiZ

“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”

― Groucho Marx

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”

― Guillaume Apollinaire

“We’re a very close family, and we’ve always been supportive of one another. But it’s definitely easier to be happy for the other person’s acting success when you’re doing okay yourself. Ultimately, when you’re all in the same competitive industry, it can be more hurtful to see the other succeed if you’re not doing as well.”

― Gustaf Skarsgard

“I have to be creative to be happy.”

― Gwen Stefani

“I sort of look at some peers of mine and I think, ‘No, you’ve got it all wrong!’ I just want to tell them all to have babies and be happy and not get sucked into that Hollywood thing.”

― Gwyneth Paltrow

“We’re constantly striving for success, fame and comfort when all we really need to be happy is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.”

― H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”

― H. L. Mencken

“Even if I just change one kid’s life in my time on Earth, my life is complete. I’ll be happy with that. I’ll be satisfied with that.”

― Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

“I don’t actually think I could be happy on one coast all year round. California is a sweeter lifestyle, but I need the energy of New York to keep me on my toes.”

― Hale Appleman

“Every body about me seem’d happy but every body seem’d in a hurry to be happy somewhere else.”

― Hannah Cowley

“If I never did another film after ‘Paris, Texas,’ I’d be happy.”

― Harry Dean Stanton

“Confidence, as a teenager? Because I knew what I loved. I loved to read; I loved to listen to music; and I loved cats. Those three things. So, even though I was an only kid, I could be happy because I knew what I loved.”

― Haruki Murakami

“I want to be able to fly like a superhero. I won’t be happy until I can fly across oceans and cities, saving people from being murdered.”

― Heather Graham

“I wouldn’t push my kids to do anything. I want them to be happy, healthy, and I want them to be who they want to be, you know?”

― Heidi Klum

“I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.”

― Helen Keller

“To be happy with a man you must understand him a lot and love him a little. To be happy with a woman you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.”

― Helen Rowland

“I just want my daughters and their families to be happy.”

― Hema Malini

“I’m not sure the Russians would be happy that their iconic wooly mammoth has North American origins.”

― Hendrik Poinar

“To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.”

― Henri Frederic Amiel

“If I could go upstairs and write every day, I would be happy. I don’t need recreation.”

― Henry Petroski

“The slave may be happy, but happiness is not enough.”

― Herbert Read

“If you’re good, you’ll get work. And if I’ve got food in my fridge and clothes on my back, I’ll be happy.”

― Hero Fiennes-Tiffin

“I am very happy in second-hand bookshops; would a gardener not be happy in a garden?”

― Hilary Mantel

“At the end of the day, you are in control of your own happiness. Life is going to happen whether you overthink it, overstress it or not. Just experience life and be happy along the way. You can’t control everything in your life, but you can control your happiness.”

― Holly Holm

“I think and hope and believe that the Japanese government and the people of Japan will be happy and content with the progress of justice in this case and that it will not become a great issue in the future.”

― Howard Baker

“If I’m home, I’ll be happy. And if I’m around family, and if I’m working on projects with friends, I don’t know what else I’d want to be doing.”

― Howard Warren Buffett

“I try to be happy. I try to face things without regret or make sure that I’m happy with things and leave nothing unsaid if I can.”

― Hozier

“As a real person, he wouldn’t last a minute, would he? But drama is about imperfection. And we’ve moved away from the aspirational hero. We got tired of it, it was dull. If I was House’s friend, I would hate it. How he so resolutely refuses to be happy or take the kind-hearted road. But we don’t always like morally good people, do we?”

― Hugh Laurie

“You must be happy in every moment – it might touch other people’s hearts and make them smile.”

― Huma Qureshi

“If I was on a march at the moment I would be saying to everyone: ‘Be honest with each other. Admit there are limitless possibilities in relationships, and love as many people as you can in whatever way you want, and get rid of your inhibitions, and we’ll all be happy.”

― Ian Mckellen

“I’m always looking for bigger audiences and bigger stages. Really, however I can reach my fans is what will make me happy – well, I’ll actually probably never be happy.”

― Iliza Shlesinger

“I don’t know what it’s like to be mocked because of your skin color. I don’t know what it’s like to feel overweight. All I can do as a woman is have compassion, treat other women with kindness, and allow them to just be happy and not judge them for it.”

― Iliza Shlesinger

“It is not God’s will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.”

― Immanuel Kant

“You see I found I didn’t have to act to be happy.”

― Irene Dunne

“It’s better to be happy than to be well-dressed.”

― Iris Apfel

“For me to get up and feel the urge to go to the set and all that, I have to feel there is something tremendously vibrating to achieve there. I need to lose sometimes a consciousness of the person and the reality in order to be happy to come back into the reality and happier to live it for this cause, to be an artist in this life.”

― Isabelle Adjani

“A person may rightfully be happy if in this life he could do a great favor for widows and orphans, could assist support than, and facilitate fate of people.”

― Islom Karimov

“What could an unsanctified man do in Heaven, if by any chance he got there? Let that question be fairly looked in the face and fairly answered. No man can possibly be happy in a place where he is not in his element and where all around him is not congenial to his tastes, habits and character.”

― J. C. Ryle

“If it hadn’t worked out professionally, I would be teaching music theory and composition in a small college somewhere and playing drums in a jazz trio at the Holiday Inn on weekends, and I’d be happy there, too.”

― J. D. Souther

“Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.”

― J. Donald Walters

“The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy.”

― J. Donald Walters

“Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment.”

― J. Donald Walters

“I read a very romantic book when I was young, when I was in college: Rilke’s ‘Letters to a Young Poet.’ And I’ve always felt that if you are in any kind of an artistic, creative endeavor, and you feel there’s something else you can do for a living and be happy, I think you should do something else.”

― J. K. Simmons

“The key is to be Zen-like and be happy with what one has.”

― Jackie Shroff

“More than 100 million women have worn my clothing and accessories,, and that’s so fulfilling. My skincare line proves you don’t have to spend a fortune to have beautiful skin. I’ve loved acting but if I never played another role and just focused on my business, I’d be happy.”

― Jaclyn Smith

“I just want the fans to be happy, and if they’re happy, I’m happy. And yes, most definitely, I am definitely a fan.”

― Jacob Batalon

“Some younger drivers didn’t grow up seeing racing as being dangerous. They break their little finger, and they are surprised. It’s like, ‘Be happy it’s only that.’”

― Jacques Villeneuve

“It’s like the old thing: The parents stay together for the kids, but the kids know that you don’t want to be together. The kids would rather you be happy – and separate – than together and miserable. I don’t want my kid to grow up around two parents who just don’t work.”

― Jaime Pressly

“I love Marvel. I’d be happy to do other projects with them at any time. They’re a great company – I love all the guys and girls over there – they always are able to get a really fun cast for almost every project they have, which is often. And, of course, who doesn’t want to be a superhero?”

― Jaimie Alexander

“I’ve probably spent a good year and half of my life watching movies. I love it. It was something I knew I’d be happy doing.”

― Jake McLaughlin

“I think that I’m doing my job, and it’s nice to be recognized, but I also know that a lot of the people who are happy with me now are not going to be happy with me in four to eight years and that I’m just going to keep doing what I’m doing.”

― Jake Tapper

“How great is it to just rest and be happy and not move when you don’t have to.”

― James Altucher

“People say: ‘Oh, but would you be happy for your show to go on BBC3 if it was just online?’ If I was sat here telling you I had just signed a huge deal with Netflix you’d be going: ‘Wow, that’s amazing.’ You can’t see it as ‘Oh, it’s no longer a channel because it’s not on TV.’”

― James Corden

“I have an odd theory on happiness, and it bothers people. My general theory is that happiness is a reward for an animal doing what it should be doing. So if a horse runs, it feels happy. Or if you are too thin, you can’t be happy, because evolution wants you to be tense and anxious, trying to wake up in the morning looking for food.”

― James D. Watson

“When I was younger, I was ambitious. Now I’m not ambitious anymore. I just want to be happy. Does that make sense?”

― James McBride

“I think I am someone who is happy playing football. It is just that. Whenever I go onto the pitch, I always try and be happy. That is the big motivation that I have always had. Nothing else.”

― James Rodriguez

“I can play as a No. 8, a No. 10, out wide. Wherever I play, I’ll be happy, I’m sure.”

― James Rodriguez

“I wrote for years before I was ever published, and I don’t think I could ever stop. That said, I was also a veterinarian before I sold my first book, and I still volunteer my time to help with animal welfare causes. So that is a career I would be happy to return to – while still secretly writing strange stories back in my doctor’s office.”

― James Rollins

“Pop music thrives on repetition. You know a song’s a hit when you’ve heard it so often that you’ll be happy never to hear it again.”

― James Surowiecki

“It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.”

― Jane Fonda

“I started to write as a child as soon as I could read, or even before, when my mother read me Beatrix Potter at bedtime. Writing seemed to me to be the only sensible way to live and be happy.”

― Jane Gardam

“A lot of people think they should be happy all the time. But the writer understands you need both. You need the whole piano: the richness of the whole human experience. Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.”

― Janet Fitch

“It’s hard to be happy when you are facing 120 to 140 degree temperatures and nothing seems to be moving in a direction that you think or they think or you’ve been told it’s supposed to be moving in.”

― Janis Karpinski

“Am I being typecast as a horrible person? I don’t know. I don’t think so. But if it happens, I’d rather get to play that, because there’s nothing fun about being sweet. Sweet can be so boring, so I’d be happy staying away from that.”

― January Jones

“I think I’m fairly laid-back. I like to have fun and kind of just be happy.”

― Jared Goff

“I’ll be happy to go anywhere that will take me, honestly.”

― Jared Goff

“I can be happy in the private sector, the non-profit sector, or the public sector.”

― Jared Polis

“If I had all the spotlight, that would be great. I’d be happy with that. If I didn’t have the spotlight, that would be great as well.”

― Jason Day

“I don’t think I’d be happy if I were satisfied. I enjoy challenge, and I wouldn’t say that I’m an ambitious person career-wise or financially, really. I would like to travel more comfortably, but that’s really about all I need.”

― Jason Isbell

“The more I travel around the world, the more I see people want the same thing – to be happy. We wouldn’t be in a monetary system if we didn’t have to work, so if my music can contribute to happiness, then that’s my main responsibility.”

― Jason Mraz

“We write and write and write until we think, ‘If we have to shoot this script, we’ll be happy, and it’s going to be a great movie.’ I meet with all the actors two weeks before, and I ask them, ‘What lines don’t work? What is uncomfortable for you? What jokes do you think aren’t good? If you’re not getting it, here’s what the joke is.’ You fix it.”

― Jay Chandrasekhar

“I want it to be that transgender is normal. Let us live our lives. Let us be happy. The world will be a better place when we have that freedom. I think I’m going to be alive to see it.”

― Jazz Jennings

“I think comfort, stability, and love are the things that really let me be happy. Deep down inside I’m a little boring, I guess.”

― Jeffrey Brown

“Don’t think you’re going to be happy when you get something. You have to be happy on your way to happy.”

― Jenifer Lewis

“I’m not the kind of person who sits off by myself and ignores everyone. I like to be happy!”

― Jenna Boyd

“If you try to hold on to something you don’t have anymore, you can’t be happy in the moment.”

― Jennifer Grey

“If I am still doing what I’m doing and I still have respect in this town, haven’t done anything completely and utterly stupid, then I’ll be happy with myself.”

― Jeremy London

“Whatever we try – to be rich, to be happy – death is unavoidable. It doesn’t matter how much money you have; it doesn’t matter how much love you have. At the end of the day, it’s all heading that way.”

― Jeremy Podeswa

“In general, you don’t want to move your kids when they’re teenagers. They’re not going to be happy with you.”

― Jeremy Sisto

“A lot of people would be happy that they got through a long career and had a chance to play as many times in the finals. To me, I wanted to win for the franchise and for the people. And when you can’t do that, it’s devastating, particularly for someone like me.”

― Jerry West

“There’s just so many things I wanna do. At the end of the day, I wanna be happy.”

― Jessica Lowndes

“I’m not really the party person. I don’t ‘become myself’ once I’m drunk. I don’t use alcohol to be happy.”

― Jessie J

“I married a woman who is much better than me, I’m very fortunate to be with her and I know I’ll be happy with her the rest of my life.”

― Jim Caviezel

“There’s a lot of people that think I’m a terrible basketball player, so it’s just gonna piss me off. And if it’s people who think I’m good, I’ll be happy. I’m just not gonna read it at all and stay content in my own mind.”

― Jimmy Butler

“I can’t rely on my money to be happy.”

― Jimmy Lai

“If you’d got a very conservative Republican in power, they might not be happy about some of the scientific research going on, because it conflicts with their fundamental beliefs.”

― Jocelyn Bell Burnell

“When you’ve been at the top of the sport for so many years, it’s your life, and it becomes very difficult just to quit boxing and find something else to be happy.”

― Joe Calzaghe

“It’s such a luxury to be able to be happy about going to work in the morning.”

― Joe Pantoliano

“Any of us can be happy and have a good attitude when everything is going our way. But I believe it’s the real test of your character and of your faith to say, ‘Things are not going our way, but I’m still being good to people; I’m still attending church; I still have a good attitude.’”

― Joel Osteen

“You can be happy where you are.”

― Joel Osteen

“I know it sounds corny, but I think the meaning of life is to do what you love and be happy.”

― John 5

“I think people really want to be happy.”

― John Astin

“We are really here to be happy and to make others happy.”

― John Burroughs

“My mom was a little weepy. My dad was very logical about it. Once they realized you can’t change, they wanted to know that you can be happy and be gay. Once they realized that, they were very cool about it.”

― John Cameron Mitchell

“I wish I had it in my power to furnish you with accommodation I should feel proud to do it, shall be happy to hear from you at anytime when you engagements will allow you an hour and remain with best wishes for yourself, family and circuit.”

― John Hawley

“Not one of us can rest, be happy, be at home, be at peace with ourselves, until we end hatred and division.”

― John Lewis

“Never become bitter, and in the process, be happy and just go for it.”

― John Lewis

“But, you know, I’d be happy just making music.”

― John Lurie

“I have dual citizenship; I would be happy to go to England. I would be very happy to go to America.”

― John McAfee

“If I laugh a couple of times a day, I’m doing good. People think it’s their God-given right to be happy, and it’s just not. It’s something you’ve got to work at. I like to paint the human condition, and the human condition is not smiles and happy people.”

― John Mellencamp

“Can I bond with people and live for 39 days without my Instagram account? Probably! But the real question for me is this: can I be happy doing that?”

― John Morrison

“I want romance; I want people to be happy in their relationships.”

― John Rocha

“The day I feel my clothes are no longer relevant, I will be happy to step down.”

― John Rocha

“In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it.”

― John Ruskin

“No mother wants to hear her son say he’s gay. Those two words rip the picture of a daughter-in-law and grandchildren into pieces. I felt sorry for my mom and wanted her to know everything was going to be all right. But then she said, ‘I don’t really care, Johnny, as long as I know that you are going to be happy.’”

― Johnny Weir

“I’m going to be a happy housewife. I’m going to be washing boxers and cooking and doing all those sorts of housewife duties. I just want to be happy and proud of every single day.”

― Johnny Weir

“I need freedom to be happy.”

― Johnny Weissmuller

“I don’t trust the Bee Gee’s because there’s no way they could always be happy.”

― Jon Crosby

“If you aren’t winning, we are not going to be happy.”

― Jon Gruden

“I have a great deal of joy in my life, and I’m very fortunate. That combination makes you aware of just how wonderful life can be on the one hand and how dreadful it can be for people on the other. You can’t be happy in isolation.”

― Jonathan Dimbleby

“In your twenties, you might want to be radical and change the world, but in your thirties, you might just want to be happy and ground yourself.”

― Jonathan Krisel

“I have a tattoo on my arm that says, ‘Would you be proud to die this way?’ And that’s my reminder to continue to treat people well and love people, and if I took my last breath right now, would I be happy with who I am?”

― Jordan Fisher

“Your parents would not be happy if you came home and said you wanted to grow up to be a chef or a rock star.”

― Jose Andres

“When I was a kid, I liked to enjoy the game. I play good when I enjoy the game. If I get too serious in the game, I won’t play the way I’m supposed to play. That’s the way I am, always. I like to be happy, and I have a lot of energy.”

― Jose Reyes

“Nobody likes to lose. I’m not going to be happy and excited about that, but I’m still going to be me because I know from the bottom of my heart there’s going to be a next game; maybe try to win the next game.”

― Jose Reyes

“I don’t think there’s a problem with being a teen idol, if that happens to me, I’ll be happy to deal with it.”

― Josh Hartnett

“I’m not going to pretend to be 50. I just want to be happy and enjoy the experiences I have and take advantage of every opportunity I’ve been given.”

― Josh Rosen

“My students often say, ‘My roommate read this story and really liked it,’ and it’s hard to convince them that there are things wrong with it. I say, ‘Well, people who love you want you to be happy. But I’m your professor and I’m supposed to be teaching you something.’”

― Joyce Carol Oates

“Feeling sorry for ourselves is the most useless waste of energy on the planet. It does absolutely no good. We can’t let our circumstances or what others do or don’t do control us. We can decide to be happy regardless.”

― Joyce Meyer

“If someone decides they’re not going to be happy, it’s not your problem. You don’t have to spend your time and energy trying to cheer up someone who has already decided to stay in a bad mood. Believe it or not, you can actually hurt people by playing into their self-pity.”

― Joyce Meyer

“Instead of being critical of people in authority over you and envious of their position, be happy you’re not responsible for everything they have to do. Instead of piling on complaints, thank them for what they do. Overwhelm them with encouragement and appreciation!”

― Joyce Meyer

“Our words will either bring life and victory or death and destruction. If we want to be happy, we have to be serious about speaking words of life that line up with God’s Word.”

― Joyce Meyer

“I used to let other people’s struggles affect my happiness. If they weren’t happy, there was no way I was going to be happy. The opposite was also true: If I wasn’t happy, I didn’t want anyone around me to be happy.”

― Joyce Meyer

“I think happiness is a goal all of us can agree on. Let’s face it – we all would like to be happy.”

― Joyce Meyer

“I respect every gay man and woman. They’re that way, and they just want to be happy.”

― Juan Pablo Galavis

“I am a father, and I know the feel of being a father. Why wouldn’t I want my gay friends to also be happy parents?”

― Juan Pablo Galavis

“When you play football, you want to see something like a trick play or something that is very exciting. You want to give the crowd something to be happy about.”

― JuJu Smith-Schuster

“You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.”

― Julia Roberts

“If there’s one thing that makes me cynical, it’s optimists. They are just far too cynical about cynicism. If only they could see that cynics can be happy, constructive, even fun to hang out with, they might learn a thing or two.”

― Julian Baggini

“I’m trying to do it my way. For me to be happy in the business means I have to do it myself.”

― Julian Cope

“I think it’s important to be happy before you can make anybody else happy.”

― Julianne Hough

“I look at ‘Friday Night Lights’ as one of my all-time favorite series finales, and that is what you want. After all the roads you’ve traveled with these people, you just want to know that they’re going to be happy. I’m a big believer in shows that make that choice.”

― Julie Plec

“If people love ‘TVD’ in 20 years the way they still love ‘Buffy’ today – on its 20th anniversary – I will be happy.”

― Julie Plec

“I think it’s the same simple thing for everyone – to be happy, and have love in your life.”

― Juliette Binoche

“You must understand, I don’t have to be happy to be happy.”

― Juliette Binoche

“As we depend upon our masters, for what we eat and drink and wear, and for all our comfortable things in this world, we cannot be happy, unless we please them.”

― Jupiter Hammon

“There are but two places where all go after death, white and black, rich and poor; those places are Heaven and Hell. Heaven is a place made for those, who are born again, and who love God, and it is a place where they will be happy for ever.”

― Jupiter Hammon

“It is a very happy feeling that a legend like Rahul Dravid talks highly about me. But I can’t just sit back and be happy about it. I have to back it up with my performances.”

― K. L. Rahul

“I do believe in soulmates and happy/successful marriages. No marriage can be happy 24×7 for 365 days. Both partners have to make the relationship work, is what I believe in.”

― Kajol

“I’ve never done anything for money. My first love is things of limited commercial appeal. I could be happy doing Shakespeare for the rest of my life.”

― Karen Allen

“You don’t know what’s going to happen to you in the next hour. So you just live your life, live to the best of your potential, and just be happy.”

― Karen Civil

“I wanted to get out in the world, have a great job, make my mark, and see how far I could go. And I wanted to make good on the philosophy my mother drilled into us with all the subtlety of a Lady Gaga performance. I got it loud and clear. I would need to succeed, and then I could possibly be happy.”

― Karen Finerman

“Instead of asking God to remove our problems so that our lives might be happy, we must purposefully try to learn as much as we can – and thereby become happier due to our insights and growth.”

― Karen Salmansohn

“There is always going to be someone who is not going to be happy with me and talk or gossip about me, no matter what I do.”

― Kartik Aaryan

“If you’re black, if you’re gay, if you’re Latin – we’re all the same. We’re all the same, and we all want the same: We want to be happy.”

― Kate del Castillo

“People are not happy with women in actual power, yet we seem to be happy to take women on as figureheads, objects, like queens. It’s a powerful yet politically powerless role.”

― Kate Williams

“I often look at women who wear great jeans and high heels and nice little T-shirts wandering around the city, and I think, ‘I should make more of an effort. I should look like that.’ But then I think, ‘They can’t be happy in those heels.’”

― Kate Winslet

“Sometimes people ask, ‘What do you wish for your children?’ and all I say is, ‘I want them to be happy being them.’”

― Kate Winslet

“I love the game of basketball, and as long as I can do that, keep playing and try to get some more championships with the organization, I’ll be happy.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“When I was growing up, we didn’t have much money. What was important in my house was to have food on the table, be happy, and have our family.”

― Kaya Scodelario

“If God is in a life, it doesn’t have to be big to be happy and to be important in His kingdom.”

― Keith Miller

“I’m happy with who I am inside. I’d hate to have accolades and all that and not really be happy with who I was. So I’m really thankful for my family and for the support system that I have for being the person that I am today. I’m proud of who I am.”

― Keke Palmer

“If I can wake up everyday before I die and know that I don’t have to serve anyone food or drinks, I will be happy!”

― Kelly Clarkson

“To me, acting is acting… I’d be happy working on a street corner in a mime troupe.”

― Kelly McGillis

“The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness. But if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions.”

― Kelsang Gyatso

“I’m definitely a people pleaser. I like people to be happy around me and be comfortable. I go out of my way, sometimes to a fault, to make sure everyone is okay.”

― Ken Jeong

“Give me the whole world to run and then I’ll be happy. If tomorrow I was told I had to sort out the whole world’s problems I’d sleep like a baby.”

― Ken Livingstone

“I’m a happy person, and I want everybody else to be happy. Nothing wrong with that.”

― Kenan Thompson

“I hate crowds of people pretending to be happy on one night of the year, where they get drunk and obnoxious by the end of the night.”

― Kenny Hickey

“I only ever get to work with Naito once a year. I’d love to wrestle him again. Yeah, he’s good, for sure. The person I’ve never worked before in a New Japan ring – and I’d be happy to get the chance and show the difference of styles – is Zack Sabre, Jr., so that’d be another one. Yeah, he’s one of my favorites.”

― Kenny Omega

“Most importantly, I want my kids to be happy. You’re only as happy as your saddest kid.”

― Kenya Barris

“It’s a conscious decision, a full-time job, to be happy.”

― Kerli

“Being with Kyra is so natural for me; it’s the easiest aspect of my life. I know that I don’t need a beach or room service to be happy.”

― Kevin Bacon

“I like to be happy when I’m writing. If not, then how will the reader manage?”

― Kevin Barry

“I don’t see how people are comfortable with seeing other people be great. You can be happy for anybody, but what is your excuse to not want to be great? These people are great because they just say, ‘I’ma do that,’ and they do it. That’s it. There’s no scientifical process.”

― Kevin Hart

“Many blue-collar families struggling to pay rent would be happy to skip paying optional union dues.”

― Kevin O’Leary

“I’ve realised I can be happy.”

― Kevin Pietersen

“Nobody’s perfect, so don’t go out there and try to act like you got to live a perfect life. Be yourself, and be happy with it.”

― Khris Middleton

“My personal goals are to be happy, healthy and to be surrounded by loved ones.”

― Kiana Tom

“I think the most important thing in life is to be happy. If you’re happy, it will show in everything that you do.”

― Kiara Advani

“I’m not a greedy man; there really is nothing I couldn’t live without. But if there was a fire, and I saved my child and my pets, I’d be happy.”

― Kid Rock

“My decision to end my marriage was such a risk to lose ratings and lose my fan base. I had to take that risk for my inner peace and to be happy with myself.”

― Kim Kardashian

“If we’re winning, that’s all that matters to me. If we’re winning, I’ll be happy. And that can help me grow.”

― Kristaps Porzingis

“I just want the fans of the book to be happy. I don’t necessarily care about anyone else.”

― Kristen Stewart

“If the movie is good then great, but if it’s not then God, I feel so bad for that person with their face fifty feet tall, all blown up. Some people would be happy with that, that as long as their face was out there they’re stoked about it. I’m not like that.”

― Kristen Stewart

“There are so many funny women in the world, and there has been for so many years, so I’ll be happy when people can just move on from that, and things can just be ‘comedies’ and not ‘female’ or ‘male,’ and everyone gets an equal opportunity.”

― Kristen Wiig

“To play this iconic character from this historically wonderful series of books – who wouldn’t take that opportunity and be happy about it? I’m happy to be Hodor forever.”

― Kristian Nairn

“Well, I think the golden rule I can think of is the fact that you must follow your passion and do something that’s close to your heart. And I think that that’s very important, well, to be successful and to be happy.”

― Kumar Mangalam Birla

“Doesn’t matter if you’re sad or happy. I can be sad, you can be happy; it’s all good. That’s all I’m saying – let’s just be us.”

― Kyle

“What’s important is that people never give up that fight to be happy, because when you do that, that’s when things really start to go wrong.”

― Kyle

“I don’t think I need a significant other to be happy because I always like to find that for myself, but I think that it makes me a lot happier when I’m sharing my life with somebody.”

― Kylie Jenner

“I know conventional wisdom has always been to go to Europe, and I did that early on, and I tried it, but I realised pretty quickly if I wasn’t playing, nothing else mattered – I wasn’t going to be happy.”

― Landon Donovan

“Fortunately, I don’t spend too much time reading or worrying about what people have to say, but the goal for me throughout this whole process – throughout my whole life – is to try to be happy.”

― Landon Donovan

“It’s my firm intention to whop cancer into submission and I truly believe I’ve given myself the best start possible by radically overhauling my diet and by staying true to my motto, which is: Don’t worry, be happy, feel good. The first thing I did when I was diagnosed was to turn vegan.”

― Larry Hagman

“I used to think drinking was the only way to be happy. Now I know there is no way to be happy.”

― Laura Kightlinger

“I want to be happy. We all want to be happy. I want to be treated like a normal human being, but I also want to be on stage in a fancy dress, so I’m trying to find a happy medium.”

― Lauren Alaina

“Find me a man who’s interesting enough to have dinner with and I’ll be happy.”

― Lauren Bacall

“There are times I wish I was more conventional. I would get a husband and a baby and a big SUV in the ‘burbs and be happy. But forging my own way – my career, my relationships with wonderful but troubled people – that’s who I am.”

― Lauren Oliver

“It’s just really important I think for fashion to be affordable, because everyone should have the opportunity to wear cute things and be happy and comfortable in what they are wearing. That’s definitely how I like to shop and how I like to think about clothes and fashion.”

― Lea Michele

“For the last few years, it’s been so chic for everybody to be miserable. Like if you’re in with the cool crowd, you can’t be happy.”

― Lenny Kravitz

“If you want to be happy, be.”

― Leo Tolstoy

“If everybody’d agree to quit using money, I’d be happy to play for free every day for awhile. But I don’t play benefits or any kind of fund-raisers. I prefer to play at hospitals, for people who otherwise can’t see us. But I can’t see playing for causes, whatever the cause may be.”

― Leon Russell

“If you can do what you do best and be happy, you’re further along in life than most people.”

― Leonardo DiCaprio

“For me, the times in my life when I’ve been single have been more formative and crucial than I could have imagined. I can cope, function and be happy on my own. I’m highly capable. That doesn’t mean I don’t like being with a partner, or that I don’t feel more rounded when I’m with someone. But the times on my own have been so good.”

― Lesley Manville

“I like college football, but I’m a huge college basketball fan. I could sit and watch every game of March Madness and be happy. That could be a vacation.”

― Lewis Black

“In my life I’ve gone through a lot of really hard times. I went through depression and had so many challenges that I overcame. And I overcame because I just decided to be happy.”

― Lilly Singh

“I’m by no means an expert at giving advice on depression, but I would say that a lot of my show is about making the decision to be happy. We all think that happiness is something that just falls into our lap. But it’s something you have to really work on.”

― Lilly Singh

“You have to be in love with yourself before anyone else can fall in love with you; to be happy with yourself.”

― Lily Allen

“If all else fails and you don’t know what to wear, put on a black dress, and you’ll be happy.”

― Lily Donaldson

“I’m overcritical, insensitive, and pushy when it comes to me. With everybody else, I’m a great listener, and all I want is for them to be happy.”

― Linda Perry

“Only be an actor if you can’t be happy doing anything else. I don’t think you should be an actor if you want to be actor. I think you should be an actor if you have to be an actor.”

― Linden Ashby

“’Ralph’s Party’ was a romantic comedy, and at the end of it, the two main characters, Ralph and Jen, kiss for the first time and think they’re going to be happy together. Then, 10 years later, I wrote a sequel in which they’ve been together for 10 years and are about to split up.”

― Lisa Jewell

“It’s hard for me to be happy because I’m always worried about something going awry or what could happen to screw it up. It’s hard for me to sit and look around, going, ‘Ah, I’m really happy.’ I’m not that kind of person.”

― Lisa Marie Presley

“Even if it’s not what you planned, you can make a life for yourself on your own and be happy.”

― Lisa Scottoline

“And when I look at my mother, I reflect on her strength and endurance. She’s cranky sometimes, but she is lovable and loving. I’d be happy to be there at 86.”

― Lisa Scottoline

“I need to learn to be happy and enjoy the achievement rather than already thinking about what I could have done better.”

― Lizzie Armitstead

“Just because you got money doesn’t mean you’re gonna be happy, and just ‘cuz you can buy everything in the world doesn’t mean you’re gonna find your purpose.”

― Logic

“You have to make difficult choices in your life, and you just have to be happy with them.”

― Lori Loughlin

“I live in Budapest and saw how the football helped the Hungarian people to be happy.”

― Lothar Matthaus

“No one can be happy who has been thrust outside the pale of truth. And there are two ways that one can be removed from this realm: by lying, or by being lied to.”

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“When I heard that there were artists, I wished I could some time be one. If I could only make a rose bloom on paper, I thought I should be happy! Or if I could at last succeed in drawing the outline of winter-stripped boughs as I saw them against the sky, it seemed to me that I should be willing to spend years in trying.”

― Lucy Larcom

“I joyfully hasten to meet death. If it come before I have had opportunity to develop all my artistic faculties, it will come, my hard fate notwithstanding, too soon, and I should probably wish it later – yet even then I shall be happy, for will it not deliver me from a state of endless suffering?”

― Ludwig van Beethoven

“I grew up with nothing, and I know that I don’t need anything to be happy. We were wearing second-hand clothing and eating leftovers, and I was so happy. Five-star hotels and private pick-ups hasn’t changed that.”

― Lukas Forchhammer

“For my part, if the audience wanted to see Dracula again, I would be happy to reprise the role. It is an immortal character that can appear anywhere because it lies beyond time. Possibilities are endless.”

― Luke Evans

“I’m going to be like Benjamin Button; I’m just going to grow younger. I will probably be happy, fat, with kids and looking back and thinking, ‘I was such a angry young woman.’”

― Lykke Li

“When you wake up each morning, you can choose to be happy or choose to be sad. Unless some terrible catastrophe has occurred the night before, it is pretty much up to you. Tomorrow morning, when the sun shines through your window, choose to make it a happy day.”

― Lynda Resnick

“The regulations keep on coming. And we are trying to make decisions that we will be happy with for decades.”

― Lynn Good

“This job forces you to ask yourself so many questions: Do you want money? Do you want power? Do you just want to be good at your craft? I don’t know what I’m doing. I just want to be happy. But I know I have to keep making music.”

― Maggie Rogers

“You hear horror stories about scary mothers who just want their kids to be famous. I could be waitressing in a restaurant, and my mum would be happy as long as I was happy.”

― Maisie Williams

“Have gratitude for all that you have, and you can be happy exactly as you are.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I want the people of the Philippines to be happy, even if they have nothing.”

― Manny Pacquiao

“I would be happy to go back to Spain at the right moment.”

― Manuel Pellegrini

“I dream to be happy.”

― Manushi Chhillar

“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be.”

― Marcel Pagnol

“When you’re insecure about your technique, you close yourself off. Your shoulders tighten. The first thing, you should open your body and sing. Be happy. Sing real vowels, real Italian vowels. When you’re learning a good way to sing technically, you find it’s very easy to sing well.”

― Marcello Giordani

“I think self-discovery is the greatest achievement in life, because once you discover yourself and accept what you are, then you can fulfil your true potential and be happy.”

― Marco Pierre White

“When you are 28, 29 years old… you are aware that this is going to be your last big contract of your career. You have to make up your mind: What is it that I want? Do I want to find something new, a new culture, a new league, a new language, new teammates, a new city? And what is it that I need to be happy? What is it that I need to perform?”

― Marco Reus

“I’d rather be happy than right.”

― Marcus Brigstocke

“I’m a big believer that if you’re happy and your employees are happy, your customers are going to be happy. If you’re unhappy and your employees are unhappy, there’s no way your customers are going to be happy.”

― Marcus Lemonis

“Phones and soundtracks and Muzak and fountains replace genuine and unpredictable human contact with a seamless soundtrack from a bad movie and a cliche that makes us believe we must all be happy.”

― Margaret Heffernan

“I don’t mind if the couple next to me is tense or the kids are whiny. I’d even be happy to hear an honest argument, evidence of thinking. I’d like to know these teeth-perfect families don’t just buy each other stuff but just occasionally can talk to one another.”

― Margaret Heffernan

“I think we can choose to be happy in our lives.”

― Margaret Trudeau

“It’s not right to believe that the only way you’re gonna get a job and the only way you’re gonna get a man or be happy is by being so skinny.”

― Maria Conchita Alonso

“It’s easy to impress me. I don’t need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I’m happy. I’m satisfied. I’m content.”

― Maria Sharapova

“I don’t need many things. I don’t need glamour and attention to be happy. I’m very happy being settled and working my butt off and trying to win grand slams.”

― Maria Sharapova

“I know I will never be happy, but I know I can be gay!”

― Marilyn Monroe

“I was brought up differently than the average American child because the average child is brought up expecting to be happy.”

― Marilyn Monroe

“Past leaders chose deregulated globalization. They said it would be happy; it turned out to be atrocious.”

― Marine Le Pen

“I could be shooting myself in the foot, but in some ways, I feel I’ve said all I’ve needed to say when to comes to, say, the ‘X-Men.’ I think I’ve hit the bright points, I think I’ve hit what I wanted to hit, and I can be happy moving on doing other things.”

― Marjorie Liu

“I’m not someone who feels that unless I am anxious or depressed, there will be no creative drive. My greatest desire in the world is that my desperation goes away, and I can be happy.”

― Mark Duplass

“I’m not a human interest story, man. I’m just a musician trying to make some small records and be happy, be peaceful.”

― Mark Lanegan

“Pain is important, and changing who you are is difficult, painful, and scary. Most of the self-help industry sees change as this euphoric, liberating thing and tells you that you can be happy all the time. I think the opposite.”

― Mark Manson

“If I ask you, ‘What do you want out of life?’ and you say something like, ‘I want to be happy and have a great family and a job I like,’ it’s so ubiquitous that it doesn’t even mean anything. Everyone wants that.”

― Mark Manson

“What is happiness other than a negotiation between reality and your dreams? It’s understanding that you give up something for something else. I feel like that’s been how I’ve been trying to be happy, although in my DNA there’s more of a depressed person.”

― Mark Ruffalo

“Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.”

― Mark Victor Hansen

“I think comics are really – superhero comics are at their best and most primal when they’re about joy and flying, and about escaping the gravity of the world. But, at the same time, that’s not to say all stories should be happy.”

― Mark Waid

“Be happy now. It’s a great Western disease that we’ll be happy in the future – when we get higher status or that BMW or that promotion or this project finished. Instead, be happy now.”

― Marshall Goldsmith

“Creating ways to be happy is your life’s work, a challenge that won’t end until you die.”

― Martha Beck

“If I tell a man he needs to quit his soul-sucking job, he has to go home and fight with his wife or fight with his parents and fight with his in-laws and fight with everybody, because men aren’t supposed to be happy; they’re supposed to do well.”

― Martha Beck

“To live a life that is wrong for you is a form of dying. There are people who have lives that look perfect. They try to be happy, they believe they should be happy, they are trying to like it, but if it’s off course from their north star, they aren’t satisfied.”

― Martha Beck

“To complete your daily mental hygiene, observe any part of you that is upset or anxious, and offer that part of yourself the following simple wishes: ‘May you be well. May you be happy. May you be free from suffering.’ Repeat this until you actually mean it.”

― Martha Beck

“There are people who read Tolstoy or Dostoevski who do not insist that their endings be happy or pleasant or, at least, not be depressing. But if you’re writing mysteries – oh, no, you can’t have an ending like that. It must be tidy.”

― Martha Grimes

“It doesn’t matter how tired I am; I will always still be happy. As soon as you go onstage, you get adrenaline. You hear the crowd: they’re screaming your name. They have posters. The energy gives you energy.”

― Martin Garrix

“One of the things psychologists used to say was that if you are depressed, anxious or angry, you couldn’t be happy. Those were at opposite ends of a continuum. I believe that you can be suffering or have a mental illness and be happy – just not in the same moment that you’re sad.”

― Martin Seligman

“My natural state is to be happy. I’m naturally buoyant. I wake up feeling, ‘What a great morning!’ I’ve had some tragedy in my life, absolutely, but I don’t know one human being who hasn’t. You either learn from it and become empowered by it, or you become a victim to it. It’s life, after all.”

― Martin Short

“It’s hard to say no to your kid. It’s hard for them to stomp off and not be happy with you for an hour.”

― Martina McBride

“I hope to live long and be happy. But I’d like to be remembered as somebody who did good rather than mischief.”

― Mary Archer

“To be happy is, I guess, the most important thing in life.”

― Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark

“I would trade any writerly success if it would mean my children would be happy.”

― Mary Gordon

“If you want to be happy for life, love what you do.”

― Mary Higgins Clark

“I can go out raw with nothing, and my fans would still be happy, but I feel that I owe it to them to give them almost like a Broadway musical at this point in my life. I have to give them something more, so I do have to think of different ways to do it.”

― Mary J. Blige

“It’s a really skewed part of our culture that happiness is the end-all be-all. The people that force themselves to be happy all the time often end up being the most broken.”

― Mary Lambert

“I am a genius. Then it amused me to keep saying so, but now it does not. I expected to be happy sometime. Now I know I shall never be.”

― Mary MacLane

“To be happy is only to have freed one’s soul from the unrest of unhappiness.”

― Maurice Maeterlinck

“All I wanted was to be straight so my parents could be happy. They never, never, never knew.”

― Maurice Sendak

“You can’t write masterpieces in your 80s and be happy too.”

― Maurice Sendak

“All I wanted was to be straight so my parents could be happy.”

― Maurice Sendak

“The best way to have your people be happy and satisfied is to earn the right to have them come back to work for you the next day, knowing that there are tons of other places.”

― Maynard Webb

“I feel like I’m as mischievous as you can be while still never wanting to hurt anyone’s feelings. I really want everyone to be happy all the time, but I do like seeing what new things you can talk about.”

― Megan Amram

“I have a very optimistic view of my future right now. I’m very excited to see where it goes, but I try not to make plans just because I know how unpredictable life can be. Especially the life of an actor, and especially the life of an actor on ‘Glee.’ I just want to be happy and healthy and surrounded by people I love, as cheesy as it sounds.”

― Melissa Benoist

“Having been let out of the barn once, I know I wouldn’t be happy if I were home all the time.”

― Meryl Streep

“I just want to act. And I want to be good. And I want to be happy, and I think that’s it.”

― Mia Goth

“When I first moved out to Los Angeles I was thinking, you know, I wanted to be an actor but I didn’t really know what acting was about. I thought if I could be a model, or even do commercials and stuff like that for the rest of my life, I’d be happy.”

― Michael Biehn

“I’d be happy to provide advice if anybody asked me no matter who the President is.”

― Michael Bloomberg

“I have to be happy in the here and now because every time you start focusing on your legacy you’re really setting yourself up for disappointment.”

― Michael Bolton

“I honestly think I’m just an actor. It doesn’t matter the medium. I can go on stage and be happy, I can be on TV and be happy.”

― Michael Ealy

“You want the actor to be happy with the movie. You really want the actor to think they did a good job and all that.”

― Michael Lehmann

“Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.”

― Michael Leunig

“If I bring back only one gold people are going to say it’s a disappointment. But not too many of them own an Olympic gold medal so if I get one I’m going to be happy.”

― Michael Phelps

“People who get to express their voice are paid by the people who make profit from it. So they’re going to make you believe you have to spend your money buying these products otherwise you won’t be happy. This is really wrong. Especially the implication it carries.”

― Michel Gondry

“I try to be happy as much as I can. I’m really not a downer; I hate victims. I hate needy people. I’m that person who always tries to make the best of any situation. I’m probably happiest when I’m with my kids or with a gaggle of gays.”

― Michelle Visage

“I mean, I am still such the-good-girl. I want everybody to like me. I want everybody to be happy.”

― Michelle Williams

“My allegiance was always to the act. I wanted them to be happy. I wasn’t owned by a magazine or a record label. And I was a very naughty boy to boot!”

― Mick Rock

“All I want is to live a peaceful life, to regain my life and be happy.”

― Mickey Rooney

“The Triple Crown, or any of that stuff, is not my focus. My focus is on winning. I just hope people can be happy with that.”

― Miguel Cabrera

“I’ve learned that I have to be happy with creating discussion and debate and that I shouldn’t be trying to write a book that appeals to the consensus.”

― Miguel Syjuco

“I think all actors, when they’re not working, say, ‘If I can get to this point where I’m working on a consistent basis, I’ll be happy.’ Of course, then, if that happens for you, and you’re lucky, you find some other reason to complain. There’s a joke: ‘If you want to hear an actor complain, give him a job.’”

― Mike Colter

“It’s an unhealthy habit to say that life is what you make of it, and if you want to be happy, then you can be happy. That’s just rubbish, basically.”

― Mike Leigh

“If you’re not gonna be happy, then it’s not worth doing anything.”

― Mike Portnoy

“There was a time when being loaded and loved and popular really mattered a lot to me. I’d say that when I was less popular, I learned to be happy without those things.”

― Mike Posner

“I wanted to see if I could be happy without a lot of stuff. And what I found out was, yeah, I really could.”

― Mike Posner

“What I advise clients is, sell, pay the tax and be happy. Don’t ask me to find a replacement unless it’s land.”

― Mike Simpson

“If I were to die today, I would be nervous about what people would say at my funeral. I would be happy if they said things like, ‘He was a nice guy’ or, ‘He was occasionally decent’ or, ‘Mike wasn’t as bad as a lot of people.’”

― Mike Yaconelli

“You cannot be happy with your family while being personally unhappy with your work. It’s a Catch-22 kind of thing.”

― Mikhail Baryshnikov

“What’s revolting is the body-positivity movement. What’s revolting is this idea now that you can tell women they’ll be happy and healthy at any size. Why? Because it tells women that you can be fat, and you can be unattractive, and you can be happy anyway. That’s a lie.”

― Milo Yiannopoulos

“I try not to get too ahead of myself. I try to be happy where I am.”

― Miranda Lambert

“I do not have any strong desire to remain in government. When my task is done, I shall be happy to leave and enhance my love life with my husband.”

― Miriam Defensor-Santiago

“I usually train twice a day, and Thursdays and Sundays are supposed to be my days off. But even on those days, I’m training at least once. I have to do at least one session each day to be happy.”

― Mirko Cro Cop

“The only way to be happy and be a more enjoyable person to be around is to embrace what you’ve got. Everyone has issues about their body, but I feel confident now. I’m healthy and happy.”

― Mischa Barton

“I’ve learnt to be happy by myself.”

― Missy Elliott

“Television is a very writer-driven business, and it’s one of the few parts of entertainment where writers are treated with respect, only because they need you. If they didn’t have to treat you with respect, they would be happy to dismiss you.”

― Mitchell Hurwitz

“I don’t think I’m alone in this: I’m obsessed with trying to not only be happy but maintain happiness, but my definition of happiness is skewed more towards ecstasy rather than contentment.”

― Mitski

“I would always be happy to serve my country in any way that I was called upon to do.”

― Mitt Romney

“I don’t even have a small boat. I don’t even have a toy boat in my bathtub. I don’t have a biplane, I don’t have anything. Those things are toys, and I don’t need them to be happy.”

― Mo Ibrahim

“I just wanted to be married and to be happy ever after.”

― Moira Kelly

“If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, and that is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are.”

― Montesquieu

“The necessary thing for anyone to be happy and contented as long as he lives is working for the ones who will come after him rather than working for himself… One can reach the true delight and happiness in the life only by working for the existence, honor, and happiness of the future generations.”

― Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

“Winning is very important to me. I wouldn’t be happy with anything less. And I work towards my goal.”

― Nafisa Joseph

“I prefer hanging out with my small group of friends, maybe head to the beach once in three months, pursue my hobbies, and just be happy with the small joys of life.”

― Naga Chaitanya

“After I can be happy with knowing that I did what I wanted to do.”

― Namie Amuro

“Be happy. Don’t make a Vine about, like, something not that happy.”

― Nash Grier

“I see it every day: People trying to create a home that somebody else tells them they should have. I don’t care if it’s a magazine or a bossy friend – when somebody says, ‘This is what’s elegant, this is what’s trendy,’ if it doesn’t represent you, you’re not going to be happy.”

― Nate Berkus

“There are people who have energy that say ‘don’t come near me, don’t get too close.’ There’s people like Adrienne Shelley who have the energy of ‘come over here and give me a hug and if you’re around me you’re going to be happy about it.’”

― Nathan Fillion

“I would be happy if people just called me an actor.”

― Nawazuddin Siddiqui

“To be happy about the fall of one powerful man is to know there are another 10 that need to follow.”

― Nell Scovell

“Above all, I want to be happy, and at Barcelona, I’m happy.”

― Neymar

“What I think about is my happiness, together with my family. I want us to be happy.”

― Neymar

“I play to be happy in the first place and then to help my colleagues and my team the best way I can, with the best football.”

― Neymar

“I do not play football to win the Ballon d’Or. I play football to be happy, because I love it and want to play football.”

― Neymar

“I would be happy living on a massive ranch in Montana and not seeing anyone except my friends and family.”

― Nick Frost

“I’d be happy doing anything on a film set.”

― Nick Frost

“Often people ask how I manage to be happy despite having no arms and no legs. The quick answer is that I have a choice. I can be angry about not having limbs, or I can be thankful that I have a purpose. I chose gratitude.”

― Nick Vujicic

“It’s a form of bullying, in my opinion, to make sure that your kid gets the best grades, the best jobs and all that sort of stuff. I just want my child to be happy. I want him to do his best and trust God in the rest, but I’m not going to bully him.”

― Nick Vujicic

“I was 39 when I did, essentially, a three-quarter sleeve on my left arm. It was very late in life, which is good: I can’t think of any decision I made at 19 that I’d be happy with at 39 or even now, at 51.”

― Nick Wooster

“I love good and pleasure, I hate evil and pain, I want to be happy and I am not mistaken in believing, that people, angels and even demons have those same inclinations.”

― Nicolas Malebranche

“’Eureka’ was very bad timing. The early 1980s: Reagan and Thatcher were in, greed was good, and here was a film about the richest man in the world who still couldn’t be happy. Politically and sociologically, it was out of step.”

― Nicolas Roeg

“I want to be happy and stable. My life is clearly going to slow down.”

― Nicole Richie

“The soul of a woman is so important to maintain given all that is on our plates. Figuring out how to do it can be a little tricky. My prayer was, ‘Lord, please help me. How can I do it all and not be overwhelmed? How can I do it all and still be happy?’ His answer: Find the stolen moments of joy in all you do.”

― Niecy Nash

“It’s my destiny to make a place where people can come and be happy: a garden of joy.”

― Niki de St. Phalle

“I think ratings are something that shouldn’t bother you. At the end of it, you should be happy with what you are doing.”

― Nikita Dutta

“I mostly eat plant-based, so give me an avocado or something, even late at night, and I’ll be happy.”

― Nikki Reed

“I go to the ocean to calm down, to reconnect with the creator, to just be happy.”

― Nnedi Okorafor

“We’ve been given the full spectrum of emotions for good reason, and it helps us be happy, in my opinion. I think it’s totally normal to be sad or angry or frustrated, hopeless at moments. I don’t think we would’ve been given these things if they were bad.”

― Noah Centineo

“Chefs are artists, and I couldn’t be happy with my art if I was forced to use cheap ingredients.”

― Nobu Matsuhisa

“I need to write to be happy.”

― Nora Roberts

“I don’t do a film with which I myself won’t be happy. More than believing in the script, it should be fun shooting it.”

― Nushrat Bharucha

“Nobody wants to sit there and study lyrics the whole time, driving back from work when they just got their check after a long shift. It’s not the same. Everybody just wants to be happy with life.”

― O. T. Genasis

“Be happy in your own skin.”

― Octavia Spencer

“My daughter’s still so tiny at the moment; she’s just a sweet little meaty thing. But of course, you always think about what you want for them, don’t you, and like any parent I want my children to be happy more than anything.”

― Olivia Colman

“If you want to be happy, live discreetly. Does that make sense in English?”

― Olivier Martinez

“I want just to be happy and peaceful. And that’s not always the case when you’re married.”

― Olivier Martinez

“I’m not going to do a song that’s really sad and thoughtful. Although I’ve done ballads like ‘Dear Darlin’,’ I want to make them dance and be happy.”

― Olly Murs

“Most of us are not real eager to grow, myself included. We try to be happy by staying in the status quo. But if we’re not willing to be honest with ourselves about what we feel, we don’t evolve.”

― Olympia Dukakis

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.”

― Omar Khayyam

“Even people who believe they deserve to be happy and have nice things often don’t feel worthy once they have them.”

― Oprah Winfrey

“How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.”

― Oscar Wilde

“A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.”

― Oscar Wilde

“I love making friends and make others happy. But I also love to be happy all the time. All that aggression that you see remains on the court only.”

― P. V. Sindhu

“When I think of my fellow members, I get a little choked up. I genuinely want for them all to succeed and be happy… Since we went through difficult periods together, I think it’s important for us to support each other’s endeavors… This is why I don’t want to associate the word ‘disbanded’ with ZE:A.”

― Park Hyung-sik

“Less make-up is better, and it’s always better to let your natural beauty shine. Essentially, be happy with your appearance.”

― Park Shin-hye

“I could be happy doing something like architecture. It would involve another couple of years of graduate school, but that’s what I studied in college. That’s what I always wanted to do.”

― Parker Stevenson

“I thought, ‘Write a hit, you’ll be rich and happy.’ Meet one of the most beautiful girls in the world, one of the most talented and I’ll be happy. All of that: I’m not happy.”

― PartyNextDoor

“If you’re talking about industry, I’ve never restricted myself to Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi, or Kannada. Whichever the language is, from Swahili to Marathi or Bhojpuri to Bengali, I would be happy to do it.”

― Parvathy

“I want to be happy, to look back and feel I danced well at the end of my career and didn’t dwindle off. It would be too sad.”

― Patricia McBride

“I love working! I’m a huge fan of TV and will be happy as long as I’m getting to be creative.”

― Patrick Labyorteaux

“You can’t be happy if you’re not tolerably happy with yourself. The addition of friends adds immeasurably to life.”

― Patrick O’Brian

“I don’t do impersonations. I can do a wounded elephant! I can do a really good cow! And because of the amount of time I spent in North Yorkshire, I do a variety of sheep. All of which I will be happy to roll out for you!”

― Patrick Stewart

“If my performance down the stretch lands me on the All-NBA, which I think I’m deserving of, then so be it. I’ll be happy.”

― Paul George

“I always would be happy to make a character even more unlikable, but you know, there’s a limit and if you go there, you get into a very different kind of movie, man.”

― Paul Giamatti

“There are so many things in life that make you sad, you have to be happy.”

― Paul Pogba

“I want to be happy; why do I do things that make me unhappy?”

― Paul Schrader

“I was kind of raised with the suggestion that I had a duty to do; that life was real, life was earnest. And I hated that, actually. I needed to be liberated, to be told that I could live the life that I wanted to live; that I didn’t need a job, or to be shouted at; that I could be myself; that I could be happy.”

― Paul Theroux

“It was a myth that’s often perpetuated at commencement that holds that only hope and promise lie beyond the halls of academe. Don’t worry, be happy. Everything is fine.”

― Paul Tsongas

“I would be happy with an Olympic bronze. What I don’t have is an Olympic medal.”

― Paula Radcliffe

“My ambition is to be happy.”

― Penelope Cruz

“Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim.”

― Percy Bysshe Shelley

“We all want happiness in our life. I mean, there are so many books on, like, how to be happy and what you need for happiness, and you want that for your kid, too; you want your kid to be happy.”

― Pete Docter

“I think my mom recognized that I liked people to be happy. I like people to get along. And I like to be a peacemaker. And I liked the church. So she was like, ‘You should be a youth pastor.’”

― Pete Holmes

“We’re human beings, and we want stories. We’re always going to be entertained and have our emotions touched by humanity and by things that we recognize in our own lives. So whilst every now and again we’ll be happy to watch a bubblegum film, it’s never gonna be the only things that get made.”

― Peter Jackson

“People think that it is important to learn by assisting the great photographers. I say that is a big mistake. Be happy; just learn from any little guy. Learn how to use the camera – you don’t need anything else. You can’t be taught the real skill anyway.”

― Peter Lindbergh

“I’ve found that when the market’s going down and you buy funds wisely, at some point in the future you will be happy. You won’t get there by reading ‘Now is the time to buy.’”

― Peter Lynch

“I’ve found that when the market’s going down and you buy funds wisely, at some point in the future you will be happy.”

― Peter Lynch

“I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire. In fact, I consider it integral to our success mechanism. Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble. If you must have it in order to be happy, then you are denying the happiness of the here and now.”

― Peter McWilliams

“When I dropped out of high school at age 16, I didn’t know I was going to become a writer – I just knew I’d never been happy in school, and I had this strong suspicion I’d be happy doing other things.”

― Philipp Meyer

“I’d be happy if I was part of a Liverpool side that kept winning titles, cups, and made history. I just want to win and carrying on winning for Liverpool.”

― Philippe Coutinho

“One misconception I think is wrong is that being a larger size means, somehow, that you’re neglecting your body, or you don’t look after yourself, or you don’t love yourself enough to lose weight. We’ve been saturated with the idea that to be happy you must be thin, or to be healthy you must be thin.”

― Philomena Kwao

“We’re not whole people if we’re just one emotion. On any given day, you can be happy, sad, angry, and so on… As you mature, you just learn to deal with each one of those emotions.”

― Phyllis Smith

“If we are to be happy, we must first react against our tendency to follow the line of least resistance, a tendency that causes us either to remain as we are, or to look primarily to activities external to ourselves for what will provide new impetus to our lives.”

― Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

“I have no definition of life. Just be happy and don’t think about the past.”

― Prabhu Deva

“When everyone recognizes Jehovah’s name, then everyone will be happy because everyone will know what to do and how to do it.”

― Prince

“The British do not expect happiness. I had the impression, all the time that I lived there, that they do not want to be happy; they want to be right.”

― Quentin Crisp

“I was on ‘Strictly’ because I was getting stage fright. I was taught that I had to imagine what a good outcome would be and be happy with it.”

― Rachel Riley

“I endeavour to read more, be more informed on gay rights. Whatever floats your boat is my outlook. It’s hard enough to be happy without having legislation against you, too.”

― Rachel Shelley

“My motivation and aspiration is the same, being number one or being number five. So that’s the truth. And my goal is the same – it’s to always be happy playing, it’s to enjoy the game and improve always.”

― Rafael Nadal

“I always had the theory that the most important thing is be happy, enjoy what are you doing, and be fresh mentally.”

― Rafael Nadal

“If people want to write about my mum’s bathroom in her house, all I have to tell you is that 15 years ago, we were cleaning toilets in Stonebridge and getting breakfast out of the vending machine. If anybody deserves to be happy, it’s my mum.”

― Raheem Sterling

“I’m lucky in that I can’t see myself doing an office job every day. I’m lucky that I can play my sport and go around the world without too much to worry about outside that. I think it’s good to be happy with what you’re doing.”

― Rajiv Ouseph

“I am trying to make the kind of film that I would be happy to see.”

― Rajkumar Hirani

“A message to women in general is be happy with yourself first. Be sure that you take care of yourself and find yourself. Be comfortable! And you will be way more appealing. Do what’s best for you, and everything will fall into place.”

― Raven Goodwin

“I’m going to give away a lot more than half my money. I’d be happy to give that to the government if the government put together programs that were like I’m giving away to charity, in which I believe the money is effectively used to help people.”

― Ray Dalio

“I think that women out there should just be happy with how they look, and they shouldn’t really try to conform to any stereotype. Just be happy and, hopefully, healthy.”

― Rebel Wilson

“I think over-seasoning it is something I tend to do. If it’s a good steak, salt, pepper, and butter are the three key ingredients. But just try not to overcook it, and you’ll be happy.”

― Ree Drummond

“I can understand how some women want to marry a rich man. They may be happy for the rest of their lives, but they will never be free.”

― Rei Kawakubo

“I think what I’m gonna do is keep being international and not being grounded to any one particular thing. As long as I’m entertaining people in one way or another and maintaining some sort of adventurous life with my family in tow, then I’ll be happy.”

― Rhys Darby

“Artists that are perfectionists? We find it hard sometimes to be happy a lot.”

― Rhys Darby

“The hallmark of a good comedy is that it can make you laugh, but it can also take you to the point where you’re in love with these characters, and you want to see them be happy, and you want to feel that emotion for them.”

― Rich Moore

“It is by not always thinking of yourself, if you can manage it, that you might somehow be happy. Until you make room in your life for someone as important to you as yourself, you will always be searching and lost.”

― Richard Bach

“Things don’t weigh me down any more. I confront things, and I move on. I don’t dwell on things; I don’t let things simmer under the surface. I am where it starts and where it ends. I have the power in my life to be happy.”

― Ricki-Lee Coulter

“I want to work and be happy.”

― Rickie Lee Jones

“I just want my children to be happy. I want my children to be healthy.”

― Ricky Martin

“I say to the young, be happy that you were born in Italy because of the beauty of the human capital, both masculine and feminine, of this country… No other country has such human capital.”

― Rita Levi-Montalcini

“Performing live actually thrills me. Just get me a stage, get me a mic, and I’m going to be happy.”

― Rita Wilson

“They say people live to be happy. If you actually think about what happiness is, it’s nothing much. When you get to eat ramen after feeling really, really hungry, that’s happiness.”

― RM

“Be happy or die.”

― Rob Cohen

“The battle goes on for me; as a gay man, I shall not be happy until I see equality across the board.”

― Rob Halford

“I want to be happy going to work. I want to do a show I’m proud of.”

― Rob Thomas

“The problem is, I don’t think I’ve got too much to offer at the minute. I’m busy working on myself. This sounds like real therapy talk, but it’s like, you’ve got to be happy with yourself before you can go out and get yourself a girl.”

― Robbie Williams

“My belief is that we were put into this world of wonders and beauty with a special ability to appreciate them, in some cases to have the fun of taking a hand in developing them, and also in being able to help other people instead of overreaching them and, through it all, to enjoy life – that is, to be happy.”

― Robert Baden-Powell

“I believe that God put us in this jolly world to be happy and enjoy life.”

― Robert Baden-Powell

“The time to be happy is now, and the place to be happy is here.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.”

― Robert Green Ingersoll

“It takes great wit and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish.”

― Robert Herrick

“I wouldn’t be happy to be a specialist. There are some very interesting artists in history who refused to be nailed down into a category, like Da Vinci or Jean Cocteau. You could say Cocteau was a great poet but also a film-maker, interested in theatre, sculpture, and could never identify with any of these forms exclusively.”

― Robert Lepage

“To forget oneself is to be happy.”

― Robert Louis Stevenson

“Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve.”

― Robert Staughton Lynd

“I always believed no matter where you are, as long as you’re doing what you love doing, you’re going to be happy.”

― Roberto Alomar

“If I would be happy, I would be a very bad ball player. With me, when I get mad, it puts energy in my body.”

― Roberto Clemente

“I’d be happy if I was part of a Liverpool side that kept winning titles, cups, and made history.”

― Roberto Firmino

“Only a fool expects to be happy all the time.”

― Robertson Davies

“One idea I explore in my stand-up show is whether, if you try looking at the universe rationally and avoid coping mechanisms like mysticism or religion, you can still be happy knowing you are going to die after a brief time on this spinning ball.”

― Robin Ince

“I have always wanted to play at clubs like Barcelona. It’s a great club. Any player would be happy for them to show an interest.”

― Robinho

“I am a special footballer, and I need to be happy when I’m playing.”

― Robinho

“You choose to be happy, and in life we have as many good days as bad days. I try to find and record those songs that pull you through the bad days, and keep you believing that the good days are just around the corner.”

― Rodney Atkins

“Tell me who you want to see on the Left, and I’ll hire them. If you give me a big name that’s out there, that’s floating around and wants work, I’d be happy to hire them.”

― Roger Ailes

“You can’t just tell actors, especially young ones, to ‘act happy’ and expect them to do it. They must in some essential way be happy.”

― Roger Ebert

“I don’t know if I’m ready to know what triggers my anger. I just feel like I figured out on my own how to stay calm, how to enjoy life, how to be happy.”

― Rolando McClain

“People deserve to be happy.”

― Ronan Keating

“If I can represent that body type of women that isn’t represented so much in media, then I’d be happy to do that.”

― Ronda Rousey

“I just want to get on stage and sing and be happy.”

― Ronnie Spector

“You need to be happy with or without an acting job.”

― Rory O’Malley

“You play football to enjoy the game and the manager wants to be happy on the sidelines watching unbelievable football.”

― Ross Barkley

“If everything could be like ‘Forrest Gump,’ I’d be happy.”

― Ross Butler

“Want nothing but the best for your friends because when your friends are happy and successful, it’s probably going to be easier for you to be happy.”

― Roxane Gay

“I don’t trip on that much. I just like to enjoy life and be happy.”

― Roy Ayers

“I translate Hawaii as a place where people make sure I’m having a great time, eating terrific food, without any expectation of anything in return. It’s a place for people to be happy. It sounds corny, but in Hawaii, it’s not; it’s uncorny.”

― Roy Choi

“It’s very hard to be happy when you’ve lost.”

― Roy Hodgson

“It’s an achievement I can be happy about – if you call getting old and still being in a job an achievement.”

― Roy Hodgson

“I sometimes wish I weren’t as logical as I am and I wish I weren’t as smart as I am, because I’d be happy.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“I recognize that I have the ability to be selfish, but I also recognize that you can’t be happy if you only care about yourself at the expense of other people.”

― Russell Brand

“Saints can be happy under every circumstance.”

― Russell M. Nelson

“The book ‘Do You!’ is about your inner voice. And when you connect to that voice then you – then the freedom comes. And we’re only here to be happy. So happy makes money. Money doesn’t make happy.”

― Russell Simmons

“For making music for myself, I just need to be happy. I’m the producer, the director, and the listener.”

― Ryuichi Sakamoto

“To make a film with Rajinikanth will be a dream come true for any director, and I’m not an exception. But I always believe that it’s the story that should drive you. If I come up with something like that, and if the story inspires me, I would be happy to work with him.”

― S. S. Rajamouli

“Indeed, man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible.”

― Saint Augustine

“The truth is, I just don’t have the drive to be the prettiest and the thinnest. I can be happy for other people for their beauty.”

― Salma Hayek

“Just try to be happy. Unhappiness starts with wanting to be happier.”

― Sam Levenson

“I don’t want to think about what I’m doing in 20 years. All I want is I want to be happy, and I hope my family are healthy. And that’s all, really.”

― Sam Smith

“After I win the Championship, I’ll be happy to take on anyone.”

― Samoa Joe

“I never say how many goals I’m going to score. My intention is to be happy and make sure that people around me are, too.”

― Samuel Eto’o

“It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.”

― Samuel Johnson

“To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution.”

― Samuel Johnson

“Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will they find?”

― Samuel Johnson

“My ambition is to stop showing off. I’d love to be a tweedy academic. I’d be happy living in a croft. I like making jam. So why am I a semi-public figure?”

― Sandi Toksvig

“Women should be happy with their bodies. Not being afraid of yourself is very empowering.”

― Sarah Hay

“You don’t have to have an eating disorder to be happy or successful.”

― Scarlett Pomers

“I got into this business because I like acting and I want to make movies. I would be happy living the rest of my life never famous.”

― Scott Eastwood

“I want my ex-wife and children to be happy.”

― Scott Weiland

“I’m going to make this T-Shirt up saying, ‘you can either be right or be happy.’”

― Seal

“I just want to be happy. You know what I’m saying? I just want to be happy, and I want to be able to make somebody else happy.”

― Sean Combs

“Ultimately, you choose to be happy or miserable. The reality is that although you are free to choose, you can’t choose the consequences of your choices. They’re preloaded. It’s a package deal.”

― Sean Covey

“I love what I do, I can’t imagine doing anything else, but ultimately, my goal is to be happy and have a family. That’s my life.”

― Selena Gomez

“I don’t see any of my colleagues as rivals. I don’t think our generation needs to do that. We are a chilled out lot, and we should all be happy.”

― Shahid Kapoor

“I don’t think there’s anybody in this world who should be required to make you feel good about yourself. Be happy on your own.”

― Shahid Kapoor

“I like film, and I like Broadway; I just love performing, so whatever God has for me, I’ll be happy to just try it and see what happens because no matter what, if I’m performing, I’ll be happy.”

― Shanice Williams

“We all want to be happy. We need to expand the notion of what that means, to make it bigger and wiser.”

― Sharon Salzberg

“To be happy, to make other people happy, to get into movie production more and probably to give some other people the chances that I had, to carry on enjoying being a mum and never to stop having flowers bought for me. I’ve still got a long way to go.”

― Sharon Stone

“I don’t take myself very seriously. I like to make people laugh. You know, it’s like, if a woman can’t be happy for another woman’s work, they have to go work on that.”

― Sharon Stone

“I don’t think I’ll ever feel perfectly balanced, but I feel like I’m figuring it out, and I’m surrounded by really wonderful people that want to see me succeed and be happy. Life is wild.”

― Sharon Van Etten

“Positive and engaged brains are a company’s greatest assets. More than time and even more than productivity, people must be happy.”

― Shawn Achor

“I’d be happy if anyone wore my fragrance. They don’t have to be famous.”

― Shawn Mendes

“I have so many e-mails from people who are like, ‘I never knew a family could be happy like this… My parents hate each other. I hate my brother. We fight all the time. I never wanted to have kids before I saw your family.’”

― Shay Carl

“I think our Savior wants us to be happy on this earth. That’s why we’re here is to have joy.”

― Shay Carl

“You can never be happy; you can never be satisfied with what you have. You always need to have that want to achieve more, and I definitely want that success.”

― Sheamus

“What is happy? I think happy’s in the moment. I don’t think everybody can be happy all the time.”

― Shelby Lynne

“People want to be happy, so they don’t want to feel as though they’re mired in this world of ugliness. I think that if people can recognize that you can actually help and change that ugliness, then you’ll feel a lot better about yourself as well, and that does create a certain amount of happiness.”

― Sheryl WuDunn

“I don’t know, I just want to be happy. I could be in a hole somewhere. Or I could completely lose it and be some hippy living in the woods with my dad.”

― Shia LaBeouf

“We all should be happy. We have got one life.”

― Shikhar Dhawan

“Psychologists say don’t expect your life to be happy all the time. I go with the philosophy that every day can’t be tops. Life is not like that – it’s up and down.”

― Shirley Eaton

“I would be happy to be a footnote in my dad’s bio. I don’t care about trying to be famous or prove that I didn’t need him. Even if they say I’m riding his coattails, I’m confident enough in my own music that I don’t worry about that.”

― Shooter Jennings

“Be happy. It’s one way of being wise.”

― Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

“Sometimes, it is precisely when you discover that you are living very happily that you suddenly find yourself in danger. To be happy means to discover that you are exposed to being hurt.”

― Siegfried Lenz

“I love all dots. I am married to many of them. I want all dots to be happy. Dots are my brothers. I am a dot myself.”

― Sigmar Polke

“I’m very ambitious. But my overall goal, above ambition, is that I want to be happy with what I’m doing, and I want to be happy with myself.”

― Sigrid

“I try to be happy, but I’m never happy. I don’t believe in happiness. I was happy yesterday, but today and tomorrow is a different story.”

― Sirio Maccioni

“Becoming a commercial scene? I don’t think people in grime would be happy about that.”

― Skepta

“There would be weeks when I’d just go to Paris on a cheap ticket, sleep on my friend’s floor, and just do a show because I knew I was going to do a show. Do it, get home, see it on my timeline, and be happy that I was just working.”

― Skepta

“I feel like I want to make everyone happy. I want everyone around me to be happy.”

― Slowthai

“When I am older, I don’t want to look at my films and not be happy about my choices.”

― Sobhita Dhulipala

“No one can be said to be happy until he is dead.”

― Solon

“In every country I’ve gone to, if you smile at people, they are going to be happy. This is my attitude.”

― Son Heung-min

“I would be happy to do ‘Sarfarosh 2’. The script should be as good as the first one. I don’t want to destroy the goodwill of the first one.”

― Sonali Bendre

“Like every mother, I also want Alia and Shaheen to be happy. Whatever they do, they should feel satisfied doing it. I’m not a paranoid mother who pushes them to settle down.”

― Soni Razdan

“It’s important to keep on keeping on, to feel good about yourself and be happy with who you are.”

― Sonia Rykiel

“You can be happy with work, you can be happy in other facets of life, but if you’re not happy in your personal life, and you’re not loving open and honestly, it sucks.”

― Sonya Deville

“To be happy, it first takes being comfortable being in your own shoes. The rest can work up from there.”

― Sophia Bush

“You’ve got to be happy when you play a sad character; otherwise, you just get depressed. Make your real life as fun as possible.”

― Sophie Turner

“What you feel inside reflects on your face. So be happy and positive all the time.”

― Sridevi

“Exercise, yoga, and systematic life definitely helps you, but basically, you have to be happy.”

― Sridevi

“I liked Rajamouli’s ‘Eega.’ He is a great technician, and I would be happy to get a chance to work with him.”

― Sridevi

“Most of us function under the model we have to get something in order to do something, in order to be something. If this happens, then I will be happy. And I’m suggesting to you that we live our entire lives based on that model, and that model is fundamentally flawed.”

― Srikumar Rao

“The question I wanted to answer was, could I train my mind to be happy the same way one trains one’s body?”

― Stefan Sagmeister

“My mother once said to me, ‘You must promise to be happy; it is the greatest favour you can do to others’. It has guided me throughout my life.”

― Stephane Hessel

“I’d be happy to do Star Trek again, if the writing was right.”

― Stephen Collins

“I am going to be happy regardless where I am at as long as I am playing basketball with some guys that have the same common goal that I have, and that is to win.”

― Stephen Jackson

“I would be happy to produce groups, like John Cale – he was in the Velvet Underground, and then he went on to produce these bands.”

― Stephen Malkmus

“I would be happy if not a single refugee foot ever again touched American soil.”

― Stephen Miller

“You can be happy, or you can be right. If you want to be part of a couple and win every argument, you’re in trouble.”

― Steve Harvey

“Most women would not be happy being me. People say, ‘But you’re alone.’ But I don’t feel alone. I feel very un-alone.”

― Stevie Nicks

“I just have so few sunrises left, and I want to be happy.”

― Stewart Rahr

“I would be happy not even being a supermodel. Being able to get a taste of everything that I want a taste of makes me happy.”

― Summer Altice

“I will absolutely admit that the feel and smell of sea spray and wind on my face will be very welcome. I will be happy to come back to Earth, our beautiful planet, when it is time.”

― Sunita Williams

“The goal isn’t to be successful; it’s to be happy. And so it doesn’t matter if I’m doing things in New York or teaching high school or I drop it altogether and sell coffee. The goal is to be happy, and people and relationships are what makes you happy.”

― Susan Egan

“Some people can only be happy being a star. What happens if and when the work dries up?”

― Susan Hampshire

“Borders had lousy management and made bad corporate decisions, so its fate is less like a terrible accident than a slow-motion slide into a ditch, but it’s hard to be happy about a bookseller’s demise.”

― Susan Orlean

“I do not think I am successful just because I have money. I’m successful because I love who I am and I have no regrets, and I’m successful because I have a great heart and I have compassion and I care and I would be happy with or without money.”

― Suze Orman

“Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy.”

― Swami Sivananda

“Remember that you have to be happy to make other people happy. Don’t get weighed down by duty, guilt, and responsibility all the time.”

― Swara Bhaskar

“I’m a hippie at heart – I always want everyone to be happy.”

― Sylvia Hoeks

“The moment in which you make somebody laugh, you’re only doing it to make them laugh and be happy. Then afterward you can be like, ‘Oh, I just want the attention. I feel so good that everybody’s listening to me and I got the approval that I need.’”

― T. J. Miller

“I always find a reason to be happy before I sleep. For me, happiness is a choice that is in your hands.”

― Taapsee Pannu

“I come from a generation that had no monitors on the sets. You had to go with the director’s conviction and be happy with it. I still work like that.”

― Tabu

“If I have 1% of my dad’s brain, I’ll be happy. He’s so quick.”

― Tamara Ecclestone

“If I grow older like my mum, I’ll be happy. She’s never touched her face. She has laughter lines but looks lovely.”

― Tamzin Outhwaite

“Through teaching myself how to be happy and get through things, I hope I can also do that for other people.”

― Taryn Manning

“I have this really high priority on happiness and finding something to be happy about.”

― Taylor Swift

“I can say I’d honestly rather be happy than have 30 to 40 songs that I’ve written about these thrilling, exciting, horrible, unhappy times.”

― Taylor Swift

“It is possible for a woman to be a romantic, but also to be single and to be happy.”

― Taylor Swift

“If readers, young and old, would take even a moment to reflect on our rapidly shifting culture and ideology, I would be happy. Many leaders of the older generation dismiss emerging culture. Those leaders are at risk of becoming a feeble voice-piece without followers. Most of the younger generation is going deaf to the truth.”

― Ted Dekker

“Sticking to our guns creatively is the only way we’ll ever survive as a band and be happy.”

― Ted Dwane

“To be happy in this world, first you need a cell phone and then you need an airplane. Then you’re truly wireless.”

― Ted Turner

“Having been raised overseas, I wanted to become a diplomat. But the State Department thought I was too ‘liberal’ to be happy with that job.”

― Thelma Schoonmaker

“It’s one of the central problems of American culture: telling you if you’re younger, more beautiful, more famous, whatever, that then you’ll be happy.”

― Theresa Rebeck

“There is no reason not to be happy at Chelsea.”

― Thibaut Courtois

“It is possible to live happily in the here and the now. So many conditions of happiness are available – more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don’t have to run into the future in order to get more.”

― Thich Nhat Hanh

“If the individual is to be happy in the contemporary order, he must be open-minded with respect to new values and new arrangements.”

― Thomas Cochrane

“No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy.”

― Thomas Fuller

“Some people are going to be happy with my decision, some people aren’t… But I must live my life.”

― Thomas Hearns

“You want to please society. You want to be happy. You want to be well liked. You want to be held in high esteem and be respected. These are real things. You want respect from your peers, respect from your loved ones; you want to be looked up to for your achievements and your accomplishments. All of this requires conformity in some form or another.”

― Thomas Jane

“I am not political. It is not my job. But I would be happy if politicians could read my work and draw some conclusions from it.”

― Thomas Piketty

“Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war.”

― Thucydides

“I always felt more comfortable doing what I wanted to do. Because at the end of the day, I’ll be happy.”

― Tierra Whack

“Everybody the same: We all got problems. We all want to be loved. We all wanna be happy.”

― Tiffany Haddish

“I want to do good, and I want people to be happy, and sometimes when you’re a people pleaser, you spread yourself too thin.”

― Tika Sumpter

“We need to be a party saying, ‘We are not going to be happy until we get those $30, $40, $50 an hour jobs back for working-class people.’”

― Tim Ryan

“We’re only here for so long. Be happy, man. You could get hit by a truck tomorrow.”

― Timothee Chalamet

“You could take everything off me tomorrow, I’ll still be happy. So long as my family are living very close together, that’s all that matters, really, for me.”

― Timothy F. Cahill

“There was a time when I doubted if I would find love again. But I was determined to be happy.”

― Tina Knowles

“I don’t think any child could really be happy between five and eight away from their parents.”

― Tina Louise

“There are times when you feel like you give a great effort, you have prepared properly, and you got less than what you wanted. So on the one hand, you should feel really good about that and just let the results be what they are. On the other hand, you can’t be happy with it when you finished 19th.”

― Tom Lehman

“As a culture, I think we need to redefine what it means to be happy.”

― Tom Shadyac

“My mother, Marnie Fahr Steyer, was a lifelong smoker – up to three packs of unfiltered cigarettes a day. I like to think that, if Mom were still with us today, she’d be happy with the strides we’ve made to protect our children from the ongoing health crisis of tobacco addiction.”

― Tom Steyer

“It’s no fun to be a struggling young actor. It’s a desperate thing, no way to be happy. If you have any alternative, you should take it.”

― Tommy Lee Jones

“When you were born, you cried and everybody else was happy. The only question that matters is this – when you die, will you be happy when everybody else is crying?”

― Tony Campolo

“If I can stand up when I’m 80, I’ll be happy to cruise around on a skateboard. If I feel like my skills are fading, I just won’t do it publicly.”

― Tony Hawk

“I’ve been with my husband for seven years. With my husband and my son, I get my second chance in life to be loved and be happy.”

― Tonya Harding

“You do the right thing even if it makes you feel bad. The purpose of life is not to be happy but to be worthy of happiness.”

― Tracy Kidder

“I believe gay, straight, anybody, everybody’s supposed to be happy in this world, man.”

― Tracy Morgan

“I’m most proud of my career as a touring comedian and musician. I love doing television, I love selling records, but when I’m at these venues with hundreds of people, and they’re all sitting listening to my music and my jokes, I feel like I could die that day, and I would be happy.”

― Trixie Mattel

“I just play music. That makes my whole day. I can practice and be happy.”

― Trombone Shorty

“I could just play my horn in my room for 20 minutes a day, and I will be happy.”

― Trombone Shorty

“I think people who are not rich can be extremely happy. And I think the chances to be happy in this new world – with many more opportunities to be creative, to be online, to educate yourself – there’ll be a lot more chances to be happy. It’s not to say everyone will take them, but there will be a lot of new paths to opportunity.”

― Tyler Cowen

“I like loud music. I like music that fills my ears. I’m just going to pull out my iPod and see what we got here. We’re always interested in new bands because we have a retail store in northern California. I think it’s got to be happy.”

― Tyler Florence

“Musical compositions can be very sad – Chopin – but you have the pleasure of this sadness. The cheap consolation is: you will be happy. The higher consolation is the pleasure and recognition of your unhappiness, the pleasure of having recognised that fate, destiny and life are such as they are and so you reach a higher form of consciousness.”

― Umberto Eco

“Everybody has an equal right to be on this earth and to be happy on this earth and to achieve on this earth. That’s kind of the way that I would like to try and go about living.”

― Uzodinma Iweala

“Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not.”

― Valerie Bertinelli

“My passion is doing movies, and as long as I keep doing that, I’ll be happy. I want to do movies, fun roles and dramatic ones. I love all of it.”

― Vanessa Hudgens

“My passion is doing movies, so as long as I keep doing that I will be happy.”

― Vanessa Hudgens

“You have a choice whether you want to be happy or not. I choose to be happy.”

― Vanessa Hudgens

“I am passionate about cinema in general. Eventually, I am making films for people to watch and enjoy, but somewhere, I have to be satisfied, too. I want to be happy after doing a film.”

― Varun Dhawan

“Do good ’cause God wants you to be happy. When you come to church, when you worship Him, you’re not doing it for God, really. You’re doing it for yourself because that’s what makes God happy.”

― Victoria Osteen

“If you have a meaty part to play, I don’t see the harm in being part of multi-starrers. Moreover, I will be happy to be a part of a good film than playing lead roles in some bad films.”

― Vijay Sethupathi

“When I listen to a script, it has to be entertaining. People who come to theatre should be happy and entertained.”

― Vijay Sethupathi

“As long as I bat well and as long as contribute to the team’s win, I will be happy.”

― Vijay Shankar

“To the European, it is a characteristic of the American culture that, again and again, one is commanded and ordered to ‘be happy.’ But happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue. One must have a reason to ‘be happy.’”

― Viktor E. Frankl

“One should always be happy, irrespective of what you achieve in a match or in life. That’s how I live my life.”

― Virender Sehwag

“I don’t usually talk about the social work I do because I don’t do it for publicity. If I can bring a smile to the face of a few children in this one lifetime, I’d be happy.”

― Vivek Oberoi

“Religion was instituted to make us happy in this life and in the other. What must we do to be happy in the life to come? Be just.”

― Voltaire

“To be happy, make other people happy.”

― W. Clement Stone

“Be happy that you’re growing older, that you’re maturing, that you’re smarter, that you’re wiser.”

― Walt Handelsman

“To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright.”

― Walter Benjamin

“I am very much interested in getting parents to read to children, and trying to get people mentoring children. If I can do both I’ll be happy.”

― Walter Dean Myers

“I would be happy if they just gave out nominations and there weren’t any Oscars. But winning them is definitely an experience – to get up there and make a speech. Every film is hard work, and a few lucky people do get Oscars for what they do, and it’s recognition for all that hard work on a certain level.”

― Walter Murch

“We cannot be contented because we are happy, and we cannot be happy because we are contented.”

― Walter Savage Landor

“I knew that I did not have to buy into society’s notion that I had to be handsome and healthy to be happy. I was in charge of my ‘spaceship’ and it was my up, my down. I could choose to see this situation as a setback or as a starting point. I chose to begin life again.”

― Warren Mitchell

“We only need so much to survive, but this world we live in tells us we need more stuff to be happy. We’re inundated with our televisions, the Internet and advertising that says in order to be happy you have to have these things. When you say, ‘Gimme, gimme, gimme,’ you will always be in short supply.”

― Wayne Dyer

“Until you can be happy, you can’t facilitate happiness for anybody else.”

― Wendy Raquel Robinson

“I want to play well; only then can I be happy.”

― Wesley Sneijder

“Happy is the small business that can hire additional employees besides the proprietor; rare is the indie-film enterprise that can be happy in this way. The norm is an unpaid principal with no employees between productions.”

― Whit Stillman

“I am happy because I’m grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy.”

― Will Arnett

“You don’t want a guy to be happy he’s not starting.”

― Will Muschamp

“Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won’t have to hunt for happiness.”

― William E. Gladstone

“There is an indescribable something that ties us to life. For this purpose, it is not necessary that we should be happy. Though our life be almost without enjoyment, we do not consent to part with it.”

― William Godwin

“To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us.”

― William Hazlitt

“We must be doing something to be happy.”

― William Hazlitt

“We shall not be happy unless we live like good animals, unless we enjoy the exercise of the ordinary functions of life: eating, sleeping, loving, walking, running, swimming, riding, sailing.”

― William Morris

“Football is something I enjoy doing, something I’m well-paid to do, and obviously that’s a great privilege, but I’m just trying to be happy, and if there’s an opportunity to do something fun, then I’ll just do it. I don’t hold back; I just want to be a regular guy.”

― Wojciech Szczesny

“I am not sure that it is of the first importance that you should be happy. Many an unhappy man has been of deep service to himself and to the world.”

― Woodrow Wilson

“My idea was to stay in Madrid. Then, when I heard of Munich’s interest, I said, ‘Xabi, think what you want and where you will be happy.’”

― Xabi Alonso

“Any writer will be happy and good only if they know what they’re doing and why they’re doing it.”

― Yann Martel

“When you get the respect of the fans, it’s very hard not to be happy.”

― Yaya Toure

“Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it, who never knew the price of happiness, will not be happy.”

― Yevgeny Yevtushenko

“I know that there’s people that have expectations of me, and I’m a people pleaser, so I want them to be happy.”

― Yvette Nicole Brown

“I didn’t like my hair and makeup one time on a photo shoot, and my publicist told me, ‘You should just be happy with it – they haven’t had a black girl on the cover since forever.’ She’s no longer my publicist.”

― Zendaya

“Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy because of what you have.”

― Zig Ziglar

“A productive employee who is kept busy working at his or her job is far more likely to be happy at that job and less likely to look for employment elsewhere.”

― Zig Ziglar
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