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Alain de Botton

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After 40 (old age for most of man's history), one should strive to be more or less packed and ready to go were the end call to come.

— Alain de Botton


One rarely falls in love without being as much attracted to what is interestingly wrong with someone as what is objectively healthy.

— Alain de Botton

#health #love #pathology #right #wrong

The moment we cry in a film is not when things are sad but when they turn out to be more beautiful than we expected them to be.

— Alain de Botton

#film #humanity #philosophy #beauty

Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone - and finding that that's ok with them.

— Alain de Botton

#relationships #weirdness #weird

One of the best protections against disappointment is to have a lot going on.

— Alain de Botton

#disappointment #disappointment

It is in books, poems, paintings which often give us the confidence to take seriously feelings in ourselves that we might otherwise never have thought to acknowledge.

— Alain de Botton

#emotion #architecture

Not being understood may be taken as a sign that there is much in one to understand.

— Alain de Botton

#understanding #anxiety

What we seek, at the deepest level, is inwardly to resemble, rather than physically to possess, the objects and places that touch us through their beauty.

— Alain de Botton

#beauty #architecture

To one's enemies: "I hate myself more than you ever could.

— Alain de Botton

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A good half of the art of living is resilience.

— Alain de Botton

#living #resilience #art

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It was a bestseller in the US and UK. What's in a Marriage?: Argues that expecting one person to be a good partner lover and parent is almost asking the impossible. —The Independent

Negative reviews allege that de Botton tends to state the obvious from a position of privilege and have characterized some of his books as pompous and lacking focus.

In August 2008 he was a founding member of a new educational establishment in central London called The School of Life. In October that year de Botton was appointed an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in recognition of his services to architecture. His books and television programmes discuss various contemporary subjects and themes emphasizing philosophy's relevance to everyday life.

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