-The Agony and the Ecstasy, Irving StoneHe knows about Saudade, a Portuguese condition that resists translation, composed of an unspecified yearning; a sense of displacement and solitariness, a longing for the familiar, with a knowledge of the immensity of distance and the fragility of human bonds. It is an ecstacy of nostalgia, an echo of waves beating on a distant shore. He knows what it is but he can never share it.
-Distant Music, Lee LangleyTomorrow I shall be happy...Happiness has no tomorrow; it has no yesterday either...It does not remember the past; it does not think of the future; it has the present, and that too, not a day, but an instance.
-Assya, Ivan Turgenev
It is not what we do in life that kills us. It is what we do not do that kills us.
Nessum maggior dolore che ricordarsi del temp felice nella miseria
Dante had said that the greatest sorrow was remembering past happiness, but Dante was wrong on that formulation - dead wrong. There are no happiness like our sad, regretfull ones.