"Appreciation of life is not easy. I have known people who have sat for years in the cafes of Bohemia, who never once tasted of the spirit which has made life in Bohemia a magnet. These people were not in Bohemia — they were simply present. Really bored to death although they did not know it, and poisoned too by the food and drink — being inert they were open prey to it. They and their kind, are in hot pursuit of something they are not fitted to attain. It takes wit, and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish, and spirits must flow. There must be courage. There are no easy ruts to get into which lead to happiness.” - Robert Henri, 1916

"Appreciation of life is not easy. I have known people who have sat for years in the cafes of Bohemia, who never once tasted of the spirit which has made life in Bohemia a magnet. These people were not in Bohemia — they were simply present. Really bored to death although they did not know it, and poisoned too by the food and drink — being inert they were open prey to it. They and their kind, are in hot pursuit of something they are not fitted to attain. It takes wit, and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish, and spirits must flow. There must be courage. There are no easy ruts to get into which lead to happiness.” - Robert Henri, 1916