Alain de botton Quotes

โ€œThe only people we can think o...

โ€œThe only people we can think of as normal are those we don't yet know very well.โ€ โ€• Alain de Botton
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โ€œThere is no such thing as work-life...

โ€œThere is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.โ€ - Alain de Botton
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โ€œA good half of the ...

โ€œA good half of the art of living is resilience.โ€ โ€• Alain de Botton
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โ€œBitterness: anger th...

โ€œBitterness: anger that forgot where it came from.โ€ โ€• Alain de Botton
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In a wiser, more self-aware society than our o...

In a wiser, more self-aware society than our own, a standard question on any early dinner date would be: โ€œAnd how are you crazy?โ€~ Alain de Botton
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"Wealth is not an absolute. It is relative to desire. Every time we yearn for something we c...

"Wealth is not an absolute. It is relative to desire. Every time we yearn for something we cannot afford, we grow poorer, whatever our resources. And every time we feel satisfied with what we have, we can be counted as rich, however little we may actually possess." - Alain de Botton
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โ€œAs adults, we try to develop the...

โ€œAs adults, we try to develop the character traits that would have rescued our parents.โ€ โ€” Alain de Botton
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"The only people we can think o...

"The only people we can think of as normal are those we donโ€™t yet know very well." -Alain de Botton
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"What is fascinating about m...

"What is fascinating about marriage is why anyone wants to get married." - Alain de Botton
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โ€œWork begins when the fear of doing ...

โ€œWork begins when the fear of doing nothing at all finally trumps the terror of doing it badly.โ€ - Alain de Botton
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"The best cure for one's bad tend...

"The best cure for one's bad tendencies is to see them fully developed in another person."-Alain De Botton
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โ€œIf cynicism and love lie at opposite ends of a spectrum...

โ€œIf cynicism and love lie at opposite ends of a spectrum, do we not sometimes fall in love in order to escape the debilitating cynicism to which we are prone?โ€ Alain de Botton
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โ€œAnyone who isnโ€™t embarrassed of ...

โ€œAnyone who isnโ€™t embarrassed of who they were last year probably isnโ€™t learning enoughโ€ -Alain de Botton.
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โ€œIf we are not regularly deeply embar...

โ€œIf we are not regularly deeply embarrassed by who we are, the journey to self-knowledge hasnโ€™t begun.โ€ Alain de Botton
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"Love is not just admiration for strengt...

"Love is not just admiration for strength, it is also tolerance for weakness and recognition of ambivalence." - Alain de Botton
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"We are silenced by ideas of wh...

"We are silenced by ideas of what it means to be normal which are entirely abnormal."-Alain De Botton
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"The people who most care about you wi...

"The people who most care about you will not especially admire your achievements; they like you anyway."-Alain De Botton
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"There is something at once sobering and absurd in...

"There is something at once sobering and absurd in the extent to which we are lifted by the attentions of others and sunk by their disregard"-Alain De Botton
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Sep 03
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"It's touching that almost everyone you meet, how...

"It's touching that almost everyone you meet, however outwardly accomplished, craves reassurance you like them and think they're doing OK."-Alain De Botton
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Sep 01
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โ€œBeing content is perhaps no less eas...

โ€œBeing content is perhaps no less easy than playing the violin well: and requires no less practice.โ€ - Alain de Botton
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Sep 25
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"The only people we can think ...

"The only people we can think of as normal are those we don't yet know very well."-Alain De Botton
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"We have to be wholly at peace with the prospect of many years of solitude in...

"We have to be wholly at peace with the prospect of many years of solitude in order to be appropriately picky; otherwise, we risk loving no longer being single rather more than we love the partner who spared us that fate." -Alain de Botton
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"There is no such thing as work-life...

"There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life." โ€“ Alain De Botton
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"We can only hope that, contrary to ...

"We can only hope that, contrary to surface amnesia, all we've read is still within us somewhere." -Alain de Botton
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