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Nick Cave Quotes and Sayings

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I'm very happy to hear that my work inspires writers and painters.
It's the most beautiful compliment, the greatest reward.
Art should always be an exchange.
- Nick Cave

I've always had an obligation to creation,
above all.
- Nick Cave

People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because
I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
- Nick Cave

An artist's duty is rather to stay open-minded and
in a state where he can receive information and inspiration.
You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.
- Nick Cave

 

I'm a believer.
I don't go to church.
I don't belong to any particular religion,
but I do believe in God.
I couldn't write what I write about and be creative
without a certain form of belief.
- Nick Cave

I write a lot, and very often I write a couple of lines
that are particularly revealing in some kind of way.
And then as a few more lines get added and a piece gets added,
eventually the song pretty much takes over and you
can't really find a way to change those things.
- Nick Cave

At some point you start seeing the difference between what you really want,
and what is your priority order.
I feel that today I know what I want.
That's the problem with perspective,
as well as focus and concentration.
- Nick Cave

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Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did.
I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release,
that we have something more important than our separate selves,
and that is the marriage.
There's immense happiness that can come from working towards that.
- Nick Cave

I love rock-n-roll.
I think it's an exciting art form.
It's revolutionary.
Still revolutionary and it changed people.
It changed their hearts.
But yeah, even rock-n-roll has a lot of rubbish,
really bad music.
- Nick Cave

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama PHOTO

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous PHOTO

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank PHOTO

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie PHOTO

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh) PHOTO

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy PHOTO

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda PHOTO

The happiness of one's own heart alone
cannot satisfy the soul;
one must try to include,
as necessary to one's own happiness,
the happiness of others.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- e. e. cummings

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

The supreme happiness of life
is the conviction of being loved for yourself,
or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
- Victor Hugo

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
- George Bernard Shaw

Your success and happiness lies in you.
Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you
shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be happy for this moment.
This moment is your life.
- Anonymous

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy;
if you lose, you will be wise.
- Anonymous

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Today is a Happy Day because I say it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

The miracle is not that we do this work,
but that we are happy to do it.
- Mother Teresa

If you want to be happy,
put your effort into controlling the sail, not the wind.
- Anonymous

We deem those happy, who from the experience of life
have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
- Carl Jung

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

Life is to be taken lightly
by those who wish to be happy
and by those who wish to age gracefully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
- Anne Frank

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

It all comes to this:
the simplest way to be happy is to do good.
- Helen Keller

A happy person is not a person in a
certain set of circumstances,
but rather a person with a
certain set of attitudes.
- Hugh Downs

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

A happy life consists not in the absence,
but in the mastery of hardships.
- Helen Keller

If anyone is unhappy, remember that
his unhappiness is his own fault...
Nothing else is the cause of anxiety or loss of tranquility
except our own opinion.
- Epictetus

The successful and happy ones dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgive those who have injured you -
not because they deserve your forgiveness,
but because you can never be happy
until you release your anger and grant forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A Happy Day is a day I see all of life
with the eyes of compassion.
- Rory J. Corsiglia

Without a humble but reasonable
confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

It costs you nothing to make another happy -
and you gain your true self through the act of spreading joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your greatest gift to others is to be happy
and to radiate your happiness to the entire world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

Most folks are about as happy as they make their minds up to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

What are the proper grounds for joy?
Is it circumstance which will
determine the stature of my spirit?
Ah, no. It is choice. It is always a choice -
in the face of any event - for joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy
and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
- Helen Keller

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep,
so a life well spent brings happy death.
- Leonardo da Vinci

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way to happiness is what I call Zero-Based Gratitude.
Each day be happy and grateful for what you have,
independent of yesterday and of other people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Happiness is a choice.
You grieve, you stomp your feet,
you pick yourself up and choose to be happy.
- Lucy Lawless


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