"To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own - this is happiness."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."J. B. Priestley on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."J. B. Priestley on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."J. B. Priestley 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."J. B. Priestley on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."J. B. Priestley on Mahatma Gandhi
"We pay when old for the excesses of youth."
"There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age, I missed it coming and going."
"Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch."
"The greatest writers of this age... are aware of the mystery of our existence."
"The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate."