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Alain de Botton quotes and sayings

Writer | Born: December 20, 1969
Alain de Botton motivational quote : There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.
Alain de Botton motivational quote : The only people we can think of as normal are those we don't yet know very well.
Alain de Botton motivational quote : As victims of hurt, we frequently don't bring up what ails us, because so many wounds look absurd in the light of day.
Alain de Botton motivational quote : The media insists on taking what someone didn't mean to say as being far closer to the truth than what they did.
Alain de Botton motivational quote : If you're understood in maybe, I don't know, 60% of your soul by your partner, that's fantastic. Don't expect that it's going to be 100%. Of course you will be lonely.
Alain de Botton motivational quote : Every adult life could be said to be defined by two great love stories: the story of our quest for sexual love and the story of our quest for love from the world.
Alain de Botton motivational quote : Our responses to the world are crucially moulded by the company we keep, for we temper our curiosity to fit in with the expectations of others.
Alain de Botton motivational quote : Often we think love is a feeling: that you spontaneously experience it.
Alain de Botton motivational quote : Why, then, if expensive things cannot bring us remarkable joy, are we so powerfully drawn to them?
Alain de Botton motivational quote : There may be significant things to learn about people by looking at what annoys them most.
Alain de Botton motivational quote : Maturity: knowing where you're crazy, trying to warn others of the fact and striving to keep yourself under control.
Alain de Botton motivational quote : We accept the need to train extensively to fly a plane; but think instinct should be enough for marrying and raising kids.
Alain de Botton motivational quote : For paranoia about 'what other people think' : remember that only some hate, a very few love - and almost all just don't care.