"Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Georges Bataille on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Georges Bataille on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Georges Bataille 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."Georges Bataille on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Georges Bataille on Mahatma Gandhi
"Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them."
"A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing."