Alain de Botton Quotes (Author of The Course of Love )- Read 45 Inspirational Alain de Botton Quotes on Sucess and Love

By | March 29, 2021

Alain de Botton is a Swiss -boen philosophers and author, Alain de Botton was born on 20 December 1969, Alain de Botton is the founder and chairman of the school of life. Alain was born in Zurich switzerland and now lives in London. He is a frequent contributer of numerous newspaper, journal and Magazines and is a member of the arts council of England’s literatuture panel. He has published three novels, Essay in love A Novel in 1993, a perceptive modern love story. The Romantic Movement Sex, Shopping and the Novel 1994.

His first book, Essay in Love titled as the Love in the Us, minutley analysed the process of falling in and out of love . The Style of the book was unusual because it mixed elements of a novel together, with reflection and analyses normally foung in a piece of non- fiction, Its a book of which has many readers are stil foundest.

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Some famous Books by Alain de Botton

  • The Consolations of Philosophy in 2000
  • On Love in 1993
  • How Proust Can Change Your Life: Not a Novel Alain de Botton in 1997
  • The Course of Love in 2016
  • Status Anxiety Alain de Botton in 2004
  • The Architecture of Happiness in 2006
  • The Art of Travel in 2002
  • Religion for Atheists in 2011
  • The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work in 2008
  • How To Think More About Sex in 2012
  • Art as therapy in 2013
  • The News: A User’s Manual in 2014
  • A Week at the Airport: A Heathrow Diary in 2009
  • The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping, and the Novel in 1994
  • Kiss and Tell: A Novel Alain de Botton in 1995
  • On Seeing and Noticing in 2005
  • Do Humankind’s Best Days Lie Ahead? in 2016
  • Curso Do Amor, O Alain de Botton in 2017

Alain de Botton Inspirational & Motivational Quotes

  • What bothers me is that there is so much emphasis on food, rather than gathering and meeting – so that there is all this effort in creating the right food, whereas the food is only a small part of whether the encounter is successful or not. – Alain de Botton
  • What is fascinating about marriage is why anyone wants to get married. – Alain de Botton
  • The Arab-Israeli conflict is also in many ways a conflict about status: it’s a war between two peoples who feel deeply humiliated by the other, who want the other to respect them. Battles over status can be even more intractable than those over land or water or oil. – Alain de Botton
  • I’m fascinated by Comte’s clear-eyed analysis of what was wrong with modern society, which is that you’ve got industrial capitalism on one side and romantic love on the other. Those, along with non-instrumental art, are supposed to get you through the day? – Alain de Botton
  • I feel that the great challenge of our time is the communication of ideas. – Alain de Botton
  • Katie Price is no exception. She, too, is – in a distinctive way – a philosopher. Partially, Katie Price’s philosophy is one of extraordinary confidence. She is remarkable not for her looks or antics but because of her tremendous self-assurance and her unwillingness to be intimidated by criticism or failure. – Alain de Botton
  • I am not a foodie, thank goodness. I will eat pretty much anything. A lot of my friends are getting incredibly fussy about food and I see it as a bit of an affliction. – Alain de Botton
  • I passionately believe that’s it’s not just what you say that counts, it’s also how you say it – that the success of your argument critically depends on your manner of presenting it. – Alain de Botton
  • On paper, being good sounds great but a lot depends on the atmosphere of the workplace or community we live in. We tend to become good or bad depending on the cues sent out within a particular space. – Alain de Botton
  • It’s almost a blessing when we meet people who naturally want to do the sort of things that are in high demand in society. What a gift to do that, as opposed to other people who would say, ‘I want to be a novelist but actually I have to be an accountant.’ – Alain de Botton
  • Where is instruction in relationships, in the management of career, in the raising of children, in the pursuit of friendship, in the wise approach to anxiety and death? All this sort of stuff I craved to learn about when I was a student and down to this day. – Alain de Botton
  • It’s very hard to respect people on holiday – everybody looks so silly at the beach, it makes you hate humanity – but when you see people at their work they elicit respect, whether it’s a mechanic, a stonemason or an accountant. – Alain de Botton
  • The arrogance that says analysing the relationship between reasons and causes is more important than writing a philosophy of shyness or sadness or friendship drives me nuts. I can’t accept that. – Alain de Botton
  • A city like London is sociable in a sense that there are people gathering in bars and restaurants, concerts and lectures. Yet you can partake of all these experiences and never say hello to anyone new. And one of the things that all religions do is take groups of strangers into a space and say it is OK to talk to each other. – Alain de Botton
  • We may seek a fortune for no greater reason than to secure the respect and attention of people who would otherwise look straight through us. – Alain de Botton
  • I like the values associated with a medical family – common sense, being practical but also thoughtful. – Alain de Botton
  • Travel is a lot like love. – Alain de Botton
  • I’m also interested in the modern suggestion that you can have a combination of love and sex in a marriage – which no previous society has ever believed. – Alain de Botton
  • Learning to give up on perfection may be just about the most romantic move any of us could make. – Alain de Botton
  • The thing is that love gives us a ringside seat on somebody else’s flaws, so of course you’re gonna spot some things that kinda need to be mentioned. But often the romantic view is to say, ‘If you loved me, you wouldn’t criticise me.’ Actually, true love is often about trying to teach someone how to be the best version of themselves. – Alain de Botton
  • If you are pro love, you have to be a little bit disloyal to the romantic feelings that propel you in the early days. – Alain de Botton
  • Fantasies can be great, but we shouldn’t make the wedding a fantasy, because the wedding is the gateway to married life. It shouldn’t be a moment of illusion; it should be a moment of preparation. – Alain de Botton
  • The solution as consumers is – perhaps surprisingly – to take adverts very, very seriously. We should ask ourselves what it is that we find lovely in them – the visions of friendship, togetherness, repose, or whatever. And then consider what would actually help us find these qualities in our lives. – Alain de Botton
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  • There’s a constant tension between the excitement of new people and security with one person. If you go with excitement, you create chaos; you hurt people. There’s jealousy, and it gets very messy. If you have security, it can be boring, and you die inside because of all the opportunities missed. – Alain de Botton
  • The romantic person instinctively sees marriage in terms of emotions, but what a couple actually gets up to together over a lifetime has much more in common with the workings of a small business. They must draw up work rosters, clean, chauffeur, cook, fix, throw away, mind, hire, fire, reconcile, and budget. – Alain de Botton
  • I do think that travel can be part of a journey of inner maturation, but you’ve got to do it right. – Alain de Botton
  • I was foreign and Jewish, with a funny name, and was very small and hated sport, a real problem at an English prep school. So the way to get round it was to become the school joker, which I did quite effectively – I was always fooling around to make the people who would otherwise dump me in the loo laugh. – Alain de Botton
  • I learnt to stop fantasising about the perfect job or the perfect relationship because that can actually be an excuse for not living. – Alain de Botton
  • Status anxiety definitely exists at a political level. Many Iraqis were annoyed with the US essentially for reasons of status: for not showing them respect, for humiliating them. – Alain de Botton

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