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Happiness is the consequence of personal effort

2010_eat_pray_love_010.jpg“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestations of your own blessings. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. You must make a mighty effort to keep swimming upward into that happiness forever, to stay afloat on top of it.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

It’s what you’re part of

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“And me? I still believe in paradise. 

But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for. Because it’s not where you go.

It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something. And if you find that moment…

It lasts forever.”

–  Richard played by Leonardo Dicaprio in The Beach