If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?

6 Genius quotes about finding joy in the simplest things

Maria Marmo
Sep 16 · 7 min read
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“Moments before…” by koen_jacobs is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

“He said that when things are going really well, we should be sure to notice it. He was talking about very simple occasions, not great victories. Maybe drinking lemonade under a shade tree, or smelling the aroma of a bakery, or fishing, or listening to music coming from a concert hall while standing in the dark outside, or, dare I say, after a kiss. He told me that it was important at such times to say out loud, ‘If this isn’t nice, what is?”
― Kurt Vonnegut, If This Isn’t Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young

“All grown-ups were once children… but only few of them remember it.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Airman’s Odyssey

“If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.”
― Ludwig Boltzmann

“A common man marvels at uncommon things. A wise man marvels at the commonplace.”
― Confucius

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Dog refreshing himself on a hot day (bad resolution picture from several years ago)Author own image.

If you’re too busy to appreciate captivating moments like those, you’re too busy to live.

Marveling at simplicity will keep you stimulated and pleasantly surprised 24/7. Guaranteed.

“If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

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I’m from Uruguay. I was born in 1985. BA in Economics. Writer, poet, aspiring photographer, avid reader and traveler. A lone wolf.

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