“But how much is happiness conscious? I remember one time as a kid in high school running across the parking lot, and I just loved to run, but I didn’t think of it as happiness then. So what part of happiness is the awareness of it and what part is not even thinking about happiness, but just doing it? I think happiness has a little self-consciousness, but it’s weird because it’s enough to tell you ‘This is a moment’ but not enough to say ‘I want to preserve it and hold on to it,’ because then it stagnates and dies.”
An interview with author John Haskell, Dec. 13, 2011. Sparks Steak House, East Forty-sixth Street.