"Optimism is not inherently a superior way of viewing the world. Certainly doctors will say it might be better for one's physical health to be an optimist. But, morally speaking it may not be appropriate in certain circumstances."
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."Todd Solondz on Buddha
"The wish for healing has always been half of health."Todd Solondz on Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."Todd Solondz on Tom Stoppard
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."Todd Solondz on John Muir
"'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes."Todd Solondz on Henry David Thoreau
"The ability to take pleasure in one's life is a skill and is a kind of intelligence. So intelligence is a hard thing to evaluate and it manifests itself in so many different ways. I do think the ability to know how to live a life and not be miserable is a sign of that."
"So far, at least, I haven't found a way to tell my kind of stories without making them both sad and funny."