"Happiness ain't a thing in itself--it's only a contrast with something that ain't pleasant.... And so, as soon as the novelty is over and the force of the contrast dulled, it ain't happiness any longer, and you have to get something fresh."
"One perceives that again and again she has destroyed her life when it was forming into shapes of happiness because of her loyaltyto the early misery, her conviction that that has the sanction of ultimate reality, and that beside it all other things are trivial."
"Hello, I must be going, I cannot stay, I came to say, I must be going. I'm glad I came, but just the same, I must be going! I'll stay a week or two, I'll stay the summer through, but I am telling you, I must be going!"
"You see, the sadness is that rainbows follow rainbows, and they last no longer than shooting starsif we knew that we would never come out of the gourd, would we have entered it? I say that God's wrath is on all creatures and, in the end, for him goodness and evil are the samehe kills you."