Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy
― Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
You do your best work if you do a job that makes you happy.
– Bob Ross
Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.
And all the books you’ve read have been read by other people. And all the songs you’ve loved have been heard by other people. And that girl that’s pretty to you is pretty to other people. and that if you looked at these facts when you were happy, you would feel great because you are describing ‘unity.’
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower