365 Days of Whatever

I just came across a website on happiness quotes for every day of the year. As expected, some were… what’s the word… generic? Vapid? Meaningless? I had to keep looking. Had to. Some were cool. Some were way out of date. One read “daily quote of the day.” OK.

The quote of the day from goodreads.com: “A single person is missing for you, and the whole world is empty.” ~Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking. I have no idea what that’s supposed to mean. Actually, I do, but it sounds needy.

From the Facebook page Best Quotes of the Day: “Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. How can anyone see how awesome you are if you can’t see it yourself?” 351 awesome people liked it.

From dailyinspirationalquotes.in: “I respect a person that respects me when I’m not around.” How would you know?

From mydailyinsights.com: “It’s not your job to like me—it’s mine.” ~Byron Kate. Doesn’t get more self-helpy or irritating than that.

From eduro.com: “Every man dies, but not every man really lives.” ~William Wallace. True. Trite, but true.

From superkids.com: “Religion is the opiate of the masses.” ~Karl Marx, Critique of the Hegelian Philosophy of Right, 1844. Finally one that makes sense.

From links2love.com: “I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.” ~Hobbes. Kill me.

From socksonanoctopus.com: Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary (1911). Yup. And what is The Devil’s Dictionary? I might have to look that up.

From illinoispolicy.org, this one is worth it just for the praise-worthy use of the word “vexatious:”


And from funnyhappyquote.com. What. The. Hell. Not kidding.


Written by Anne Clendening
Anne Clendening was born and raised in L.A. She's a yoga teacher, a writer and occasionally slings cocktails in a Hollywood bar. She could eat chocolate cake for every meal of the day. She has a huge fear of heights and flying. And fire. She wishes she could speak French, play her guitar better and make cannoli. She's probably listening to The Dark Side Of The Moon right now, kickin’ it with her boxer dog and her hot Australian husband ★