Monday, March 15, 2010

Happiness and joy

What’s the difference?

The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid.

J.D. Salinger, “De Daumier-Smith’s Blue Period,” in Nine Stories (1953)
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comments: 1

Elaine Fine said...

And perhaps ecstasy would be the gas!