The Humans Quotes.

1. "Humans, as a rule, don't like mad people unless they are good at painting, and only then once they are dead. But the definition of mad, on Earth, seems to be very unclear and inconsistent. What is perfectly sane in one era turns out to be insane in another. The earliest humans walked around naked with no problem. Certain humans, in humid rainforests mainly, still do so. So, we must conclude that madness is sometimes a question of time, and sometimes of postcode. Basically, the key rule is, if you want to appear sane on Earth you have to be in the right place, wearing the right clothes, saying the right things, and only stepping on the right kind of grass."
- Matt Haig, The Humans

2. "Make sure, as often as possible, you are doing something you’d be happy to die doing."
- Matt Haig, The Humans

3. "No one will understand you. It is not, ultimately, that important. What is important is that you understand you."
- Matt Haig, The Humans

4. "Advice for a human. 81. You can't find happiness looking for the meaning of life. Meaning is only the third most important thing. It comes after loving and being. 82. If you think something is ugly, look harder. Ugliness is just a failure of seeing."
- Matt Haig, The Humans

5. "This was, I would later realise, a planet of things wrapped inside things. Food inside wrappers. Bodies inside clothes. Contempt inside smiles. Everything was hidden away."
- Matt Haig, The Humans

6. "If getting drunk was how people forgot they were mortal, then hangovers were how they remembered."
- Matt Haig, The Humans

7. "Let's not forget The Things They Do To Make Themselves Happy That Actually Make Them Miserable. This is an infinite list. It includes - shopping, watching TV, taking the better job, getting the bigger house, writing a semi-autobiographical novel, educating their young, making their skin look mildly less old and harboring a vague desire to believe there might be a meaning to it all."
- Matt Haig, The Humans

8. "Knowledge is finite. Wonder is infinite."
- Matt Haig, The Humans

9. "If you think something is ugly, look harder. Ugliness is just a failure of seeing."
- Matt Haig, The Humans

10. "A paradox: The things you don’t need to live—books, art, cinema, wine, and so on—are the things you need to live."
- Matt Haig, The Humans

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