Happy Dreams Quotes

Pingwa, Jia
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And I carried on, explaining to him that writing a name was like writing a charm, and saying a name aloud was like chanting a spell, it had the power to shape your destiny.
-- Happy (chapter 4)

Importance: Happy changes his name from Hawa to Happy to reflect his true nature and the future that he desires. Throughout the novel, Happy believes that possessing lucky objects will attract good outcomes. For this reason, he keeps women's red high heeled shoes in his apartment, with the hopes that it will be an omen that attracts a woman fit to fill those shoes. Happy's optimism and philosophy of life is reflected in his name. Even in the face of inequality and injustice, Happy finds comfort in a dream of a better life he believes will come.

Wufu, they always say you need something precious to give a house good feng shui. Some people get antiques, some...
-- Happy (chapter 8)

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