quotes about happiness

Here’s the secret to being happy: just pretend you are happy, and eventually you’ll forget you’re pretending.
—  BoJack Horseman
Sometimes you’ve got to bleed to know,
You’re alive and have a soul.
—  Twenty one pilots
Once men have tasted caviar, it baffles me how they settle for catfish.
—  Blair Waldorf, Gossip Girl

“Are you happy?” she asked me.

“I’m not sure. I wake up and I don’t exactly want to die anymore so I guess that’s good. I go through my day and something good or bad happens and I get the urge to text him. I want to tell him everything. The little things. And I do everything I can to avoid seeing him because my heart hurts to look at him but when I do see him I make sure to smile and laugh. I think he thinks I’m happy and I guess that’s what I’ve been trying to be. It’s just hard to feel happy when it feels like a whole half of you is missing. It’s hard speaking to someone every day for years and then never speaking to them again. It’s even harder to watch them move on. I don’t think I’m happy, I think a lot of me feels empty and I don’t know if I’ll ever feel fulfilled without him. I feel like our souls are connected and that no matter what I do or where I go, it won’t matter because he’s not here with me.”

—  s.c. (my best friend asked me if i was happy)
For the longest time I realised I was holding on to something that was already gone and that maybe I was a fool to even still care.But the truth is,I still do.
—  late night thoughts
It takes an incredible amount of mental and emotional stamina to recognize that you’re at a point in your life where a relationship would not be in your best interests. It takes even more willpower to resist the urge to fall into useless or even harmful flings with someone who would never love you the way you deserve, yet tells you they could. I used to have so much respect for those people who could accept that they weren’t ready for a relationship and then just simply not date. Now that I’m in that boat myself, I see how hard it is. I feel the pain, the loneliness. I see the empty bed at night and the empty spot beside me at the table when I’m drinking my morning coffee. And dammit, this shit is hard. It’s a lonely period of life. But I keep telling myself to focus on the here and now, to accomplish my goals, to just live life as it’s given to me, and before I know it five years will have passed and the right man will be at my doorstep with a bouquet of black-eyed-susan’s and an arm for me to hold. And it’ll be at that moment that I will look back at this season of life and be so thankful and proud of myself for not wasting my love on someone who didn’t appreciate it.
I know you are doing better without me…that’s all that really matters.
—  God I think too much
Don’t waste your time on someone who isn’t willing to waste their time on you.
—  Unknown