“The word ‘depressed’ is spoken phonetically as ‘deep rest’.
We can view depression not as a mental illness, but on a deeper level, as a profound, and very misunderstood, state of deep rest, entered into when we are completely exhausted by the weight of our own identity.”
“The mind acts like an enemy for those who do not control it.”
“Today I would like to talk with you about certain helps to happiness. The first is Determination. And by that I mean the will to be happy – for happiness is largely an interior matter. It is subjective; it does not depend on any particular environment, but depends solely upon our relation to the great currents of life. If we resist, there is friction and distress; if we fling ourselves boldly into the eternal tides, we are swept into every form of beauty and truth.
This does not mean that we should try to attain that sort of contentment which lets the world go by without an effort to change it for the better. When bad conditions may be changed, it is the imperative of all good people to be persistently discontented until they change them.”
“The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.”
“To make a difference in a someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care.”
“We have met the enemy and he is us.”
“Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely playoffs. This is the principle of lotteries, dating, and religion.”
“Thinking is difficult, that’s why most people judge.”
“Man is on the whole, less good than he imagines himself or wants to be.”
“There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.”