"Happiness for me is getting to write about the most important things I know."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Richard Ford on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Richard Ford on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Richard Ford 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."Richard Ford on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Richard Ford on Mahatma Gandhi
"America beats on you so hard the whole time. You are constantly being pummeled by other people's rights and their sense of patriotism."
"If I could have married my wife and been a sports writer for the past 30 years, I wouldn't be sitting here - but I don't think I'd be sitting someplace where I was sorry to be sitting."