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“There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy.”
“... ideas are never scarce; it is only one's panic sense of limitation that blocks the way.”
“I have a theory that I did most of my observing probably before I was twenty, stored it, and am still drawing on it.”
“I have come to believe that giving and receiving are really the same. Giving and receiving — not giving and taking.”
“He's a professional musician. I mean, he can do it even when he's not in the mood.”
“Progress everywhere today does seem to come so very heavily disguised as Chaos.”
“Let me give freely lest my giving take / With it freedom. Not the frailest strand / Of obligation must go with my gift ...”
“... the thing I would wish for anybody I loved would be the possibility of never coming to the end of discovery. I think it is what makes life worth living.”
“We can never lose anything that is good, never lose love or the memories of great happiness because they are true.”
Joyce Grenfell, English actor, comedian, monologist, singer-songwriter
(1910 - 1979)
Full name: Joyce Irene Phipps Grenfell, OBE.