From the page: Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder...
Or, in some instances, it's more like being hit over the head with a brick to get your attention.
(metaphorically, NOT literally :)
I have to wash my eyes!
Aphorisms are beautiful, we would like to think that life is that easy.
But that's just wrong.
Life is always more beautiful in literature that it is in reality.
Thoreau simply was a genius.
I remember seeing this quote a few times over the years. In my opinion it really does relate to real life.
Very nice, the website really gave me an idea how brilliant and intelligent these people were. Pardon my ignorance, but I wouldn't even have the slightest of ideas who these people are if this site didn't help me. Speaking from somebody who comes from a third-world country
This is a beautiful quote!
I love it
I love when guys talk like that. I know for certain that if any guy I know said anything near this, the others would just be all, "wtf dude! ur ghey".
Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder...
- Henry David Thoreau
word like light
Thanks HDT. I used to think happiness was a full tub of Ben and Jerrys cookie dough, but thanks to you i now realise where ive been going wrong all these years...
key to happiness... great quote