"The wise old fairy tales never were so silly as to say that the prince and the princess lived peacefully ever afterwards. The fairy tales said that the prince and princess lived happily ever afterwards; and so they did. They lived happily, although it is very likely that from time to time they threw the furniture at each other."
— G.K. Chesterton
"Are you unhappy about something?’ Moominmamma asked.
‘No,’ answered Moomintroll.
‘Well, it’ll be another nice long day tomorrow,’ said Moominmamma. ‘And it’s all yours from beginning to end. Now isn’t that a lovely thought!"
— Tove Jansson, from her book Moominpappa at Sea (via allthingsmoomin)
"There is a kind of economy in life. You don’t spend more than you have, or say more than you know, or throw your your weight around more than necessary."
— Ross Macdonald, The Instant Enemy