Happy birthday Elliott Smith! (August 6, 1969 - October 21, 2003)

" The thing is, I’m not really sadder than anyone else. I’m happy at times. I’m not always sad and I’m not always happy. After all, most people aren’t incredibly happy all the time. People have their own stuff that they constantly try and make better, and so I’m just trying to be a better person… The purpose of unhappiness is to point your life in a better direction, where you make things better. Otherwise there would be no point to being unhappy, it would just be a place that is brutal.”