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Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Quotes


A Hungarian psychology professor, who emigrated to the United States.
(1934 - )

A business is successful to the extent that it provides a product or service that contributes to happiness in all of its forms.
[Business]
 

Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives . . . most of the things that are interesting, important, and human are the results of creativity . . . when we are involved in it, we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life.
[Creativity]
 

Pleasure is an important component of the quality of life, but by itself it does not bring happiness. Pleasure helps to maintain order, but by itself cannot create a new order in consciousness.
 

Strange as it may seem, life becomes serene and enjoyable precisely when selfish pleasures and personal success are no longer the guiding goals.