Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal…quote
Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal…quote

Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal…quote

Jenkin Lloyd Jones smThere are 2 different ways this quote is quoted, so I put both, I guess it just depends which way you want to use it!


 

“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just like people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is just like an old time rail journey … delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.”
Jenkin Lloyd Jones

“There seems to be a superstition among many thousands of our young who hold hands and smooch in the drive-ins that marriage is a cottage surrounded by perpetual hollyhocks, to which a perpetually young and handsome husband comes home to a perpetually young and ravishing wife. When the hollyhocks wither and boredom and bills appear, the divorce courts are jammed.

Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop. Most beef is tough. Most children grow up to be just ordinary people. Most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration. Most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. . . .

Life is like an old-time rail journey—delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.”
Jenkin Lloyd Jones


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Click HERE to see the original article in its entirety (“Big Rock Candy Mountains, ” Deseret News, June 12, 1973)

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=b0kOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Kn8DAAAAIBAJ&dq=Big%20Rock%20Candy%20Mountains&pg=5366%2C2877894

 

President Hinckley and President Bednar also used this quote in talks they gave, you can see those here