George Vaillant Quotes.
Creativity can never be explained by appeal to reason alone. Like the birth of a child, creativity compels us not to explanation but to wonder and awe.
Anxiety and depression are the price you pay for a well-lived life.
Whether we live to a vigorous old age lies not so much in our stars or in our genes but in ourselves.
It’s very hard, for most of us to tolerate being loved.
It is all too common for caterpillars to become butterflies and then to maintain that in their youth they had been little butterflies. Maturation makes liars of us all.
The seventy-five years and twenty million dollars expended on the Grant Study points to a straightforward five-word conclusion: Happiness is love. Full stop.
Happiness is only the cart; love is the horse
The only thing that really matters in life are your relationships to other people.
It is not stress that kills us. It is effective adaptation to stress that allows us to live.
Our lives become the sum of all whom we have loved. It is important not to waste anyone. One task of living out the last half of life is excavating and recovering all of those whom we loved in the first half. Thus, the recovery of lost loves becomes an important way in which the past affects the present.
If you want to treat an illness that has no easy cure, first of all, treat them with hope.
The recent years of the Grant Study have shown that our lives when we are old are the sum of all of our loves.