Joy Quotes


They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.

Happiness    Hope    Joy    Love    Wishing

Without pain, how could we know joy?' This is an old argument in the field of thinking about suffering and its stupidity and lack of sophistication could be plumbed for centuries but suffice it to say that the existence of broccoli does not, in any way, affect the taste of chocolate.

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

God    Joy    Life    Spirituality

Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.

Buddhism    Gratitude    Joy    Mindfulness    Zen

I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.

Beauty    Hope    Inspirational    Joy

Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.

Man can never know the loneliness a woman knows. Man lies in the woman's womb only to gather strength, he nourishes himself from this fusion, and then he rises and goes into the world, into his work, into battle, into art. He is not lonely. He is busy. The memory of the swim in amniotic fluid gives him energy, completion. Woman may be busy too, but she feels empty. Sensuality for her is not only a wave of pleasure in which she is bathed, and a charge of electric joy at contact with another. When man lies in her womb, she is fulfilled, each act of love a taking of man within her, an act of birth and rebirth, of child rearing and man bearing. Man lies in her womb and is reborn each time anew with a desire to act, to
be
. But for woman, the climax is not in the birth, but in the moment man rests inside of her.

Climax    Ecstasy    Fulfillment    Joy    Love    Men    Passion    Sensuality    Sexuality    Women

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

Joy    Smile

I have drunken deep of joy,
And I will taste no other wine tonight.

Part of the problem with the word 'disabilities' is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can't feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren't able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities.

I'd like to repeat the advice that I gave you before, in that I think you really should make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
If you want to get more out of life, Ron, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty. And so, Ron, in short, get out of Salton City and hit the Road. I guarantee you will be very glad you did. But I fear that you will ignore my advice. You think that I am stubborn, but you are even more stubborn than me. You had a wonderful chance on your drive back to see one of the greatest sights on earth, the Grand Canyon, something every American should see at least once in his life. But for some reason incomprehensible to me you wanted nothing but to bolt for home as quickly as possible, right back to the same situation which you see day after day after day. I fear you will follow this same inclination in the future and thus fail to discover all the wonderful things that God has placed around us to discover.
Don't settle down and sit in one place. Move around, be nomadic, make each day a new horizon. You are still going to live a long time, Ron, and it would be a shame if you did not take the opportunity to revolutionize your life and move into an entirely new realm of experience.
You are wrong if you think Joy emanates only or principally from human relationships. God has placed it all around us. It is in everything and anything we might experience. We just have to have the courage to turn against our habitual lifestyle and engage in unconventional living.
My point is that you do not need me or anyone else around to bring this new kind of light in your life. It is simply waiting out there for you to grasp it, and all you have to do is reach for it. The only person you are fighting is yourself and your stubbornness to engage in new circumstances.

Into the Wild

Jon Krakauer on the Mayor of Hippie Cove

Into the Wild
Adventure    Conformity    Joy    Life    Security

Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.

Joy    Rumi    Sorrow    Transformation

The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.

Nicholas Nickleby

Charles Dickens

Nicholas Nickleby
Friendship    Joy    Pain

To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.

Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens

Abundance    Balance    Better    Book    Change    Empowerment    Expression    Freedom    Fulfillment    Fun    Greater    Happiness    Health    Help    Hope    Improvement    Joy    Life    Love    Meditation    Money    More    Peace    Perfect    Power    Relaxation    Self    Self expression    Self help book    Self improvement book    Self realization    Success    Wealth    Your

He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars.

Joy    Life    Nature

Some of you say, Joy is greater than sorrow, and others say, Nay, sorrow is the greater.
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.

النبي

Kahlil Gibran

النبي
Joy    Poetry    Sorrow

Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.

God    Joy

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

Beauty    Happiness    Joy

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...

Dance    Flowers    Happiness    Happy    Joy    Summer    Sun    Wild

If I can see pain in your eyes then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes then share with me your smile.

Eyes    Joy    Pain    Poetry    Share    Smile    Tears

According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don't bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous. (quoted by Carol Lynn Pearson in
Consider the Butterfly
)

Enlightenment    Faith    Joy    Miracles    Synchronicity    Trust    Worry

There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.

Joy    Memories    Sadness    Time

I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud. And I don't want to get to the end, or to tomorrow, even, and realize that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and errands and receipts and dirty dishes. I want to eat cold tangerines and sing out loud in the car with the windows open and wear pink shoes and stay up all night laughing and paint my walls the exact color of the sky right now. I want to sleep hard on clean white sheets and throw parties and eat ripe tomatoes and read books so good they make me jump up and down, and I want my everyday to make God belly laugh, glad that he gave life to someone who loves the gift.

God    Joy    Life

Oh, Lizzy! do anything rather than marry without affection.

Affection    Duty    Feelings    Integrity    Joy    Love    Marriage    Matrimony    Romance    Self determination

If we can just let go and trust that things will work out they way they're supposed to, without trying to control the outcome, then we can begin to enjoy the moment more fully. The joy of the freedom it brings becomes more pleasurable than the experience itself.

Experience    Faith    Joy    Release    Trust

Joy multiplies when it is shared among friends, but grief diminishes with every division. That is life.

Exile

R.A. Salvatore

Exile

When you feel someone else's pain and joy as powerfully as if it were your own, then you know you really loved them.

Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood

"My Name Is Memory" by Ann Brashares

Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood
Friendship    Joy    Love    Pain

Music... will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.

Pan, who and what art thou?" he cried huskily.
"I'm youth, I'm joy," Peter answered at a venture, "I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.

Birds    Joy    Youth

Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.

But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise on your lips.

Desire    Joy    Love

...But the Mahommedan religion increases, instead of lessening, the fury of intolerance. It was originally propagated by the sword, and ever since, its votaries have been subject, above the people of all other creeds, to this form of madness. In a moment the fruits of patient toil, the prospects of material prosperity, the fear of death itself, are flung aside. The more emotional Pathans are powerless to resist. All rational considerations are forgotten. Seizing their weapons, they become Ghazis—as dangerous and as sensible as mad dogs: fit only to be treated as such. While the more generous spirits among the tribesmen become convulsed in an ecstasy of religious bloodthirstiness, poorer and more material souls derive additional impulses from the influence of others, the hopes of plunder and the joy of fighting. Thus whole nations are roused to arms. Thus the Turks repel their enemies, the Arabs of the Soudan break the British squares, and the rising on the Indian frontier spreads far and wide. In each case civilisation is confronted with militant Mahommedanism. The forces of progress clash with those of reaction. The religion of blood and war is face to face with that of peace.

Arabs    British    Civilization    Creeds    Death    Ecstasy    Emotional    Fear    Fear of death    Fighting    Force    Fury    Generous    Hope    Indian    Influence    Intolerance    Islam    Joy    Mad dogs    Madness    Militant    Mohammedan    Muslim    Peace    Plunder    Progress    Prosperity    Religious bloodthirstiness    Religious violence    Soudan    Turks    Weapons

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.

We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious. If we smile at someone, he or she will smile back. And a smile costs nothing. We should plague everyone with joy. If we are to die in a minute, why not die happily, laughing? (136-137)

Change    Death    Freedom    Happiness    Joy    Laughter    Serenity    Smile    Tranquility

You're insane!" she shouted.
"Pretty cool, huh?"
"No!"Tally yelled. "Why didn't you tell me it was broken?"
Shay shrugged. "More fun that way?"
"More fun?" Her heart beating fast,her vision strangely clear. She was full of anger and relief and...joy.
"Well, kind of. But you suck!

Uglies

Scott Westerfeld

Uglies
Anger    Coaster    Funny    Insane    Joy    Relief    Roller    Shay    Tally

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. (21)

words are like nets - we hope they'll cover what we mean, but we know they can't possibly hold that much joy, or grief, or wonder.

Change of Heart

Jodi Picoult

Change of Heart
Grief    Joy    Limits    Wonder    Words

When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.

There are random moments - tossing a salad, coming up the driveway to the house, ironing the seams flat on a quilt square, standing at the kitchen window and looking out at the delphiniums, hearing a burst of laughter from one of my children's rooms - when I feel a wavelike rush of joy. This is my true religion: arbitrary moments of of nearly painful happiness for a life I feel privileged to lead.

The Art of Mending

Elizabeth Berg

The Art of Mending

Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.

If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.

Choices    Different    Joy    Self    Self care    Self esteem    Self expression    Self love    Self talk    Unique    Uniqueness    Wonder

If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse.

Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.

you might want to decide fast. We live in a dangerous world. If you see a chance to be happy, you have to fight for it, so later you have no regrets.

Decision    Enjoy life    Enjoyment    Fight    Happy    Joy    Life    No regrets

Joy is to fun what the deep sea is to a puddle. It’s a feeling inside that can hardly be contained.

A Hat Full of Sky

Terry Pratchett

A Hat Full of Sky

A flower blossoms for its own joy.

Beauty    Flowers    Happiness    Joy

Happiness is part of who we are. Joy is the feeling

Abundance    Balance    Better    Book    Change    Empowerment    Expression    Freedom    Fulfillment    Fun    Greater    Happiness    Health    Help    Hope    Improvement    Joy    Life    Love    Meditation    Money    More    Peace    Perfect    Power    Relaxation    Self    Self expression    Self help book    Self improvement book    Self realization    Success    Wealth    Your

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