"My parents were not very happy. They were very worried about me pursuing a career that even if I had talent might not give me the happiness and the success that they - any parent hopes for their child."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Emmylou Harris on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Emmylou Harris on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Emmylou Harris 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."Emmylou Harris on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Emmylou Harris on Mahatma Gandhi
"Animals have a much better attitude to life and death than we do. They know when their time has come. We are the ones that suffer when they pass, but it's a healing kind of grief that enables us to deal with other griefs that are not so easy to grab hold of."
"I have just enough people paying attention that I have the freedom to be in charge. And I have a great record company - Nonesuch understands what I'm about."