"Sadness is a very interesting idea, this idea of sadness being some kind of default setting that artists will go into. And then I started thinking about this idea of sadness and happiness, and the idea that sadness is very loud, and happiness is quiet."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Glen Hansard on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Glen Hansard on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Glen Hansard 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."Glen Hansard on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Glen Hansard on Mahatma Gandhi
"You know, when I was a kid waiting on the bus, I remember that was when I imagined my life. I imagined everything that I was gonna be when I grew up and I imagined all of these amazing journeys and amazing people I'd meet. Of course, all of it has kind of come to fruition."
"My dad was quiet, angry, shut down. So my thing is: I express everything that's there. I want to get it all out."
"Our imagination just needs space. It's all it needs, that moment where you just sort of stare into the distance where your brain gets to sort of somehow rise up."
"The muse holds no appointments. You can never call on it. I don't understand people who get up at 9 o'clock in the morning, put on the coffee and sit down to write."
"If you don't mark your successes, the day your ship comes in could be just another day at the office, and there's no poetry in that."