Daniel Gilbert Quotes

Why should I know Daniel Gilbert?

American social psychologist, professor at Harvard and writer known for Stumbling on Happiness.

Born November 05, 1957

Best 10 Quotes by Daniel Gilbert

“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished.”

Daniel Gilbert

“Research suggests that people are typically unaware of the reasons why they are doing what they are doing, but when asked for a reason, they readily supply one.”

Daniel Gilbert

"Stumbling on Happiness" Quotes

“If you are like most people, then like most people, you don't know you're like most people.”

Daniel Gilbert
Stumbling on Happiness

“Impact is rewarding. Mattering makes us happy.”

Daniel Gilbert
Stumbling on Happiness

“In short, we derive support for our preferred conclusions by listening to the words that we put in the mouths of people who have already been preselected for their willingness to say what we want to hear.”

Daniel Gilbert
Stumbling on Happiness

“Most of us appear to believe that we are more athletic, intelligent, organized, ethical, logical, interesting, open-minded, and healthy-not to mention more attractive-than the average person.”

Daniel Gilbert
Stumbling on Happiness

“My friends tell me that I have a tendency to point out problems without offering solutions, but they never tell me what I should do about it.”

Daniel Gilbert
Stumbling on Happiness

“Our brain accepts what the eyes see and our eye looks for whatever our brain wants.”

Daniel Gilbert
Stumbling on Happiness

“People want to be happy, and all the other things they want are typically meant to be a means to that end.”

Daniel Gilbert
Stumbling on Happiness

“The fact that we often judge the pleasure of an experience by its ending can cause us to make some curious choices.”

Daniel Gilbert
Stumbling on Happiness