Quotations on Joy

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There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Grief, Joy, Memory, Pain, Present)

Ah, the pleasure, the joy - a big news story that runs and runs, that is played down by some of our journalistic colleagues, saying 'it'll never happen', only to be confirmed by the Home Secretary.
- Kamal Ahmed
(Keywords: Home, Joy, News, Pleasure, Saying)

The idea is that we're doing it just for the joy of the actual physical experience. We may record something just for the fun of it, but the idea is just to be truly joyful and truly fun, especially for me, because I take myself too seriously all the time.
- Lauren Ambrose
(Keywords: Time, Experience, Idea, Fun, Joy, May)

In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection of all love towards our neighbor.
- William Ames
(Keywords: Love, Contentment, Joy, Perfection)

Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Difficulty, Joy, Liberty)

Performance art is about joy, about making something that's so full of kind of a wild joy that you really can't put into words.
- Laurie Anderson
(Keywords: Art, Performance, Joy, Words)

Collecting is my joy; it gives me great satisfaction.
- Ursula Andress
(Keywords: Joy, Satisfaction)

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
- Barbara de Angelis
(Keywords: Love, Force, Joy, Possession)

Joy always came after pain.
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Keywords: Joy, Pain)

Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Joy, Man, Spiritual)

Music exalts each joy, allays each grief, expels diseases, softens every pain, subdues the rage of poison, and the plague.
- John Armstrong
(Keywords: Music, Grief, Joy, Pain, Poison)

Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying.
- Neil Armstrong
(Keywords: Flying, Joy, Walking)

I want ordinary people to enjoy a decent standard of living, with ever increasing security, comfort and joy.
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
(Keywords: People, Comfort, Joy, Living, Security, Want)

For me, the joy of doing it is doodling when I want to. But if I had to do it, I'd lose the joy.
- Matthew Ashford
(Keywords: Joy, Want)

Pleasure usually takes the form of me and now; joy is us and always.
- Marvin J. Ashton
(Keywords: Joy, Now, Pleasure)

Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare.
- Ed Asner
(Keywords: Joy, Kids)

There is no joy so great as that of reporting that a good play has come to town.
- Brooks Atkinson
(Keywords: Joy, Play)

I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own.
- Margaret Atwood
(Keywords: Time, People, Freedom, Joy, Youth)

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Being, Choices, Freedom, Humanity, Joy, Mistakes, Negativity, Pain, Today)

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.
- Richard Bach
(Keywords: Family, Life, Blood, Joy, Respect)

The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love. What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.
- Pearl Bailey
(Keywords: Love, Joy, Needs, World)

It is my hope that during my brief passage through this universe, that I may share with you the joy of hearing the music of the stars... knowing that the composer was from a distant place and the songs were written eons ago, which now fall gently on this place for all to hear.
- Richard H. Baker
(Keywords: Music, Hope, Hearing, Joy, May, Now, Songs, Stars, Universe)

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.
- Hosea Ballou
(Keywords: Joy, Rain, Summer, Tears)

Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow.
- Honore De Balzac
(Keywords: Excess, Joy, Sorrow)

It is only in the act of nursing that a woman realizes her motherhood in visible and tangible fashion; it is a joy of every moment.
- Honore De Balzac
(Keywords: Act, Fashion, Joy, Motherhood, Woman)

I am not finding pregnancy much of a joy. I am afraid of childbirth, but I am afraid I can't find a way of avoiding it.
- Brigitte Bardot
(Keywords: Joy, Pregnancy)

Nothing gives me quite so much joy as when people tell me they've had their pets spayed or neutered.
- Bob Barker
(Keywords: People, Joy, Nothing, Pets)

It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.
- Amelia Barr
(Keywords: Joy, Sorrow, Weather)

A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.
- Luis Barragan
(Keywords: Feeling, Garden, Joy, Serenity)

I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
- James M. Barrie
(Keywords: Joy, Youth)

It's a dream come true, and with this music, with this Rossini, it's unbelievable how to express the joy and express the joy of the situation and the joy to play this music, to sing this music, it's really fantastic.
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Keywords: Music, Dream, Joy, Play)

For me, the great joy is to watch an audience watching what I've made. To hear not a peep from the audience at the right moment, and then to hear the laughs and the cheers.
- Michael Bay
(Keywords: Joy, Right)

We don't make movies for critics. I've done four movies; there's millions upon millions upon millions of people who've paid to see them. Somebody likes them. My greatest joy is to sit anonymously in a dark theater and watch it with an audience, a paying audience.
- Michael Bay
(Keywords: Movies, People, Joy, Theater)

From labour health, from health contentment spring; contentment opes the source of every joy.
- James Beattie
(Keywords: Health, Contentment, Joy, Spring)

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Flowers, Joy, Sun, Trees, World)

Off with you! You're a happy fellow, for you'll give happiness and joy to many other people. There is nothing better or greater than that!
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Keywords: Happiness, People, Joy, Nothing)

I can tell you, dearest friend, that if it became known how much friendship, love and a world of human and spiritual references I have smuggled into these three movements, the adherents of programme music - should there be any left - would go mad with joy.
- Alban Berg
(Keywords: Love, Music, Friendship, Joy, Spiritual, World)

What matters poverty? What matters anything to him who is enamoured of our art? Does he not carry in himself every joy and every beauty?
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Keywords: Beauty, Art, Joy, Poverty)

The adoring crowds and overwhelming Democratic support in the 2008 election was based largely on joy at jettisoning Bush and the appeal of electing a superbly qualified charismatic African American leader.
- Mary Frances Berry
(Keywords: Leader, African, American, Crowds, Joy, Support)

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Imagination, Nature, Eyes, Joy, Man, Ridicule, Tears)

Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Joy, Sorrow)

He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity's sun rise.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Life, Eternity, Flies, Joy, Kisses, Sun)

I have no name: I am but two days old. What shall I call thee? I happy am, Joy is my name. Sweet joy befall thee!
- William Blake
(Keywords: Joy, Name, Old)

If the machines can take the drudgery out of it and just leave us with the joy of drawing, then that's the best of both worlds - and I'll use those computers!
- Don Bluth
(Keywords: Joy, Machines)

Those who remain unmoved by the wind of joy silently follow the Path.
- Bodhidharma
(Keywords: Joy, Wind)

All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions.
- Bodhidharma
(Keywords: Experience, Joy, Suffering)

Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Keywords: Gratitude, Joy, Memory)

Don't look for obscure formulas or mystery in my work. It is pure joy that I offer you. Look at my sculptures until you see them. Those closest to God have seen them.
- Constantin Brancusi
(Keywords: God, Work, Joy, Mystery)

When I'm on stage, I'm trying to do one thing: bring people joy. Just like church does. People don't go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it.
- James Brown
(Keywords: People, Church, Joy, Trouble, Trying)

There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness.
- John Buchan
(Keywords: Happiness, Peace, Joy, May)

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