These are the finest quotations from the book The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking. “The Danish Way to Live Well,” as the book’s subtitle suggests. Denmark has often ranked among the world’s happiest countries. As a result, the book is a must-read for anybody interested in learning their secret to pleasure and well-being. What better way to learn than through the famous author Meik Wiking’s writings?

What is Hygge?

Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian term that refers to a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere that promotes emotions of well-being and satisfaction.

Quotes from The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

Live life today like there is no coffee tomorrow.

The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

The best predictor of whether we are happy or not is our social relationships.

We were silent, tired, and happy, and it was pure hygge.

Objects are more than their physical properties, they hold an emotional value and a story.

Link purchases with good experiences.

The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

We are not paying taxes, we are investing in our society.

It doesn’t cost money to light a room correctly—but it does require culture.

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Hygge is about giving your responsible, stressed-out achiever adult a break. Relax.

Hygge is about appreciating the simple pleasures in life and can be achieved on a shoestring budget.

Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom.

The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

The quality of our social relations has been shown to be one of the best predictors for our emotional well-being.

One of the most consistent patterns in happiness research is how little difference money makes.


The art of hygge is therefore also the art of expanding your comfort zone to include other people.

The key to surviving four seasons in one day is layers.

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Our words shape our actions.

Hygge is the art of enjoying the small things in life.

art of enjoying the small things in life

What better way of remembering the ones that we have lost, than by cooking their favorite meal.

Hygge is about creating magic in the midst of chaos.

To stand at our window, wrapped in the half-dark, and watch the day disappear… is a moment of hygge.

Perhaps it is not a coincidence that everything that has to do with hygge makes us feel happy, calm, and safe.

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