Sometimes I wore smiles but didn't feel them. Sometimes I felt them and didn't wear them.
—Penelope Douglas in Rival
I saw you happy. Happier than you've been in a long time. With someone you like that much, the lows are as low as the highs are high.
—Simone Elkeles in Perfect Chemistry
When you're grieving, the times you're happy are so much more tragic than the times that you aren't. Because being happy feels fake and it feels temporary and it feels meaningless.
—Hannah Moskowitz in Invincible Summer
The happier you are, the less you need.
—Francesca Lia Block in Ecstasia
Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults.
The secret to happiness…be satisfied and be grateful.
—Mitch Albom in Have a Little Faith
She knew that this was happiness, this was living as she had always wished to live.
—Daphne du Maurier in Frenchman's Creek
How easy to be amiable in the midst of happiness and success.
—William Ellery Channing
Money can't buy you happiness, but happiness sure is a hell of a lot easier to find when you're not worried about where your next meal is coming from.
Nobody has ever been happy in a job they obtained by first handing in a resumé.
What if I came here and I ended up loving it? What if, after a year, I didn't want to leave? What then? But wouldn't it be great if I loved it? Isn't that the whole point? Why bet on not loving a place? Why not take a chance and bet on happiness?
—Jenny Han in Lara Jean
One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
—Rita Mae Brown