Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder.
The quote has been regularly attributed to both Hawthorne and Thoreau, but an investigation by the Quote Investigator suggest the origins should remain anonymous.
ZenPencils.com is an Australia based website featuring the comics-style artwork of Gavin Aung Than combined with make-you-think quotes. Prints and posters as well as an upcoming book are available on his website.
originally published on The Minot Voice: January 9, 2015