5.10.2009

DO YOU KNOW WHY YOU'RE SAD? IT'S BECAUSE YOU READ TOO MUCH DOSTOEVSKY

I have lived through much, and now I think I have found what is needed for happiness. A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbor--such is my idea of happiness. And then, on the top of all that, you for a mate, and children, perhaps--what more can the heart of man desire?

--Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness

2 comments:

davidboylan said...

you would ;)

Sam de Silva said...

The title of this post comes from something I heard during that epic night in Chicago with Christin.