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Creative people are, on the whole, happy, despite the common caricature of the manic-depressive artist. The joys of bringing something into existence are why people work long and hard through the dark days.

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‘The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.’

Marcus Aurelius

‘The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.’

Walter Bagehot

‘I’d work eighteen-hour stretches and fall asleep in my clothes. Then I’d wake up in the middle of the night, brew a pot of tea, and start work again. I was tired, but work had become pure enjoyment.’

Trevor Baylis

‘Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.’

Clarence Day

‘It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty.’

Albert Einstein

‘It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.’

Albert Einstein

‘He that fears not future may enjoy the present.’

Thomas Fuller

‘If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.’

Katherine Hepburn

‘When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.’

Stanislaw Lec

‘First, you have to have fun. Second, you have to put love where your labour is. Third, you have to go in the opposite direction to everyone else.’

Anita Roddick

‘Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.’

Franklin D. Roosevelt

‘Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change.’

Bertrand Russell

‘The creative consequences of man’s imaginative strivings may never make him whole; but they constitute his deepest consolations and his greatest glories.’

Anthony Storr

Art is the imposing of pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.’

Alfred North Whitehead



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