"The secret of happiness is: Find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Daniel Dennett on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Daniel Dennett on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Daniel Dennett on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Daniel Dennett on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Daniel Dennett on Mahatma Gandhi
"In short, we need to recover the courage we celebrate in our heroes, and in particular, the courage to tolerate, for the sake of a free society, a level of risk we hardly ever imagined in the past."
"Wherever there is a design that is highly successful in a broad range of similar environments, it is apt to emerge again and again, independently - the phenomenon known in biology as convergent evolution. I call these designs 'good tricks.'"
"The juvenile sea squirt wanders through the sea searching for a suitable rock or hunk of coral to cling to and make its home for life. For this task, it has a rudimentary nervous system. When it finds its spot and takes root, it doesn't need its brain anymore so it eats it!"