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Some Dylan quotes

In happiness on April 7, 2009 at 11:14 am

Further to Bob Dylan’s favourite songs on the theme of happiness, here are a few of my favourite things he said during his most recent show:

Can’t promise I’m gonna make you happy, but I’ll do my darndest

Everyone you know can make you happy. Some do it by arriving and some do it by leaving.

Richard Gere once told me something the Dalai Lama once said: ‘If you want others to be happy, practise compassion. If you want to be happy, practise compassion.’

Some people have to get high to make other people happy.

When talking about feng shui and its importance in a happy home: Los Angeles zoo spent $4500 to a feng shui expert to make three monkeys from China feel more at home. I don’t think it was the feng shui that made them feel happy. I think the monkeys just liked the fact that they can make zoo keepers spend $4500 on them.

Some people like to sweat in the hot sun. Some like to lie in the shade in a hammock. Who’s to judge which is better?

According to research, do you know what makes people happy? Money, religion, friends and marriage. How much did they spend on this research? I could’ve told them that. And people who earn over $80,000 are happier than people who earn less than that. Do you know who’s really happy? The guy who got paid to do this research.

Also, Gretchen Rubin – who blogs about happiness – found a really nice quote from Bob Dylan in his memoir Chronicle.

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