Theodor W. Adorno Quote
Indeed, happiness is nothing other than being encompassed, an after-image of the original shelter within the mother. But for this reason no one who is happy can know that he is so. To see happiness, he would have to pass out of it: to be as if already born. He who says he is happy lies, and in invoking happiness, sins against it. He alone keeps faith who says: I was happy.
Minima Moralia: Reflections on a Damaged Life (ed. Verso, 2005) - ISBN: 9781844670512