Daniel Klein Quotes.

1. "This, in the end, is the prime purpose of a philosophy: to give us lucid ways to think about the world and how to live in it."
- Quote by Daniel Klein

2. "I still take great pleasure in playing around with philosophical questions, the ones that [Bertrand] Russell is the first to admit have no unequivocal answers. . . . I guess this quality makes me a Cerebral Hedonist, although some would say it makes me a mental masochist."
- Daniel Klein, Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life

3. "I wonder if I have a problem. I definitely have a tendency to seek spiritual inspiration from super-rational thinkers rather than from rabbis and priests and theologians."
- Daniel Klein, Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life

4. "When my father-in-law, Jan Vuijst, a Dutch Reformed minister, was on his deathbed, I had a deeply intimate conversation with him - as it turned out, my last conversation with him. He said to me, 'It was a privilege to have lived.' The soulful gratitude of that simple statement will never leave me."
- Daniel Klein, Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life

5. "Companionship was at the top of Epicurus's list of life's pleasures. He wrote, 'Of all the things that wisdom provides to help one live one's entire life in happiness, the greatest by far is the possession of friendship."
- Daniel Klein, Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life

6. "To my surprise, I find the most relevant commentary on a marriage that continues into the sunset years comes from the radical German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, who, in an atypically practical frame of mind, wrote, 'When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everthing else in marriage is transitory."
- Daniel Klein, Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life

7. "Loving and being loved affirmed one's sense of self and conquered feelings of loneliness and alienation. It kept one sane."
- Daniel Klein, Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life

8. "With nothing meaningful in life, nothing is interesting. Enter boredom. A bored man even longs for longing. He has time to fill, but there is nothing compelling to do."
- Daniel Klein, Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life

9. "I am not looking for a thing; I am searching for a spiritual experience."
- Daniel Klein, Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life

10. "there is no rest for the striver. Just beyond the completion of each goal on our life-achievement bucket list looms another goal, and then another. Meanwhile, of course, the clock is ticking—quite loudly, in fact. We become breathless. And we have no time left for a calm and reflective appreciation of our twilight years, no deliciously long afternoons sitting with friends or listening to music or musing about the story of our lives. And we will never get another chance for that."
- Daniel Klein, Travels with Epicurus: A Journey to a Greek Island in Search of a Fulfilled Life

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