There is a brief but nice article at the Washington Post's website about a recent visit to Washington DC by the Dalai Lama, where he spoke to several different groups.
Here's a piece of it that's particularly like him and his Teaching --
"I like shopping centers," the monk, in gold and crimson robes, confessed in his stilted English, smiling as his audience roared. "Beautiful. When I go [to] these areas, I want this, I want that, I want that," he said, jabbing a finger in the air as though on a spree at Tysons Corner.
"Then, [I] ask myself, you really need that? The answer is no."
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A parallel quote attributed to Nisargadatta, as best I recollect.
You're always unhappy, you don't have what you want, and have what you don't want. Happiness is yours for the taking. Just want what you have and not want what you don't have. It's so simple.