Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Stuart Cloete, fully Edward Fairly Stuart Graham

South African Novelist, Short Story Writer and Essayist

"Happiness is a hard thing because it is achieved only by making others happy."

"Fear had an anatomy. A curious thought. It had genitals, a bladder and bowls. That was where you felt fear. Not in your head. It was between your legs. It affected your excretion. It emptied you. It turned your bowls to water. It is disgusting"

"It is the strength of any emotion, not necessarily its pleasantness, which makes a place important."