No-one is less able to sustain happiness than someone obsessed with feeling only happiness. A happy and meaningful existence depends on the ability to feel emotions other than happiness, as well as ones that compete with happiness.
- in context: The Happiness Consipiracy by John F. Schumaker
Today, the demand for triviality has never been higher and our tolerance for seriousness has never been lower.
- in context: The Triumph of Triviality by John F. Schumaker