Old Monk Quotes in Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Old Monk Quotes:
Hector: You've been a fugitive. You've been in prison for your beliefs, you've lost family and loved ones. I mean, you've just been through so much. How is it you're so happy?
Old Monk: Because I've been through so much.
Hector: I mean, searching for happiness is one thing, but making it the goal, it just doesn't work, does it?
Old Monk: Higher than that, Hector. More important than what we are searching for is what we are avoiding.
Hector: Like unhappiness. So, don't make unhappiness *not* the goal?
Old Monk: Higher than that.
Hector: Avoiding unhappiness is *not* the road to happiness.
Old Monk: You hold all the cards, Hector.
Old Monk: Would you like to come in?
Hector: Yes, please. 'Cause I might not be around next week.
Old Monk: The moment of death is indeed uncertain. Come in.
Hector: I can't wait to tell my patients.
Old Monk: Tell them what?
Hector: We all, all of us have the capacity to be happy.
Old Monk: Higher than that Hector.
Hector: We all have a right to be happy?
Hector: I see. We all have an obligation to be happy.
Old Monk: Didn't you know beforehand how the world of men is? Sometimes we have to let go of the things we like. What you like, others will also like."
Old Monk: Lust awakens the desire to possess. And that awakens the intent to murder.
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