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#1. They never reminisced about the time they had to drive halfway back to Indianapolis because I'd left Dexter Poindexter, my terry-cloth penguin (threadbare, ravaged by love - as who amongst us is not) - Author: Karen Joy Fowler
Joy quotes by Karen Joy Fowler
#2. Sometimes sorrow, sometimes joy. But beneath it all remember the innate perfection of your life unfolding. That is the secret of unreasonable happiness. - Author: Dan Millman
Joy quotes by Dan Millman
#3. This bread I break was once the oat,
This wine upon a foreign tree
Plunged in its fruit;
Man in the day or wind at night
Laid the crops low, broke the grape's joy. - Author: Dylan Thomas
Joy quotes by Dylan Thomas
#4. Eugenie, you're a woman without equal, and no matter how much you annoy the hell out of me and no matter how much I try to get you out of my head - and believe me, both occur regularly - I can't stay away from you. Even if you were barren, I'd take you as my consort in an instant and spend the rest of my life with you - childless, so long as it meant you'd be by my side. I would gladly bring you to my bed with no other thoughts than taking joy from your body. It would be enough.
- Dorian - Author: Richelle Mead
Joy quotes by Richelle Mead
#5. So, like a treasure found at home, That I have gained without fatigue, My enemies are helpers in my Bodhisattva work And therefore they should be a joy to me. 108. Since I have grown in patience Thanks to them, To them its first fruits I should give, For of my patience they have been the cause. - Author: Santideva
Joy quotes by Santideva
#6. I don't think anyone in this family knows how lonely I feel sometimes. Just once I wish Daddy would look at me with the same gleam in his eyes he does with Joy and Chastity or even poor Hope. - Author: Eldonna Edwards
Joy quotes by Eldonna Edwards
#7. Love can't mature in one room. It has to come out of the full sharing of everything: joys, aspirations, downfalls, all of it. That's the only real path to love. - Author: Leon Uris
Joy quotes by Leon Uris
#8. When I was a nursemaid at the home of the landowners, a nun who happened to pass once gave me something square and white.Timidly I licked it and discovered that it was sweet and delicious. I realize now that it must have been a sugar cube;but still, more than twenty years later, I remember clearly the joy I felt then. It's not just children; everyone seems to be deeply touched by unexpected joy brought to them by others and is unable to forget it.
That child will be grown up by now, and if he hasn't forgotten me, whenever he sees a crying child he'll want to say a kind word and wipe the kid's nose. And when that kid grows up, he'll do the same. To do something kind for another is never a bad feeling; it fosters a spirit of caring for other people. And who knows,after a hundrend years, human beings may even learn to cooperate with one another...Yes, that was it: I'd try to teach children that if they felt glad when someone gave them a single piece of candy,then they in turn should give to others. - Author: Sayo Masuda
Joy quotes by Sayo Masuda
#9. Imagine yourself being happy, unburdened, and filled with joy. That is how God wants you to be. 'Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about.' (1 Peter 5:7 NLT). - Author: Stephen Arterburn
Joy quotes by Stephen Arterburn
#10. Just follow your joy. Always. I think that if you do that, life will take you on the course that it's meant to take you. - Author: Jonathan Groff
Joy quotes by Jonathan Groff
#11. The most rapturous delights you have ever had - in the beauty of a landscape, or in the pleasure of food, or in the fulfillment of a loving embrace - are like dewdrops compared to the bottomless ocean of joy that it will be to see God face-to-face (1 John 3:1-3). That is what we are in for, nothing less. And according to the Bible, that glorious beauty, and our enjoyment of it, has been immeasurably enhanced by Christ's redemption of us from evil and death. - Author: Timothy Keller
Joy quotes by Timothy Keller
#12. The joy of life is in new creations, new adventures, and new feelings. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Joy quotes by Debasish Mridha
#13. Longing for God's love help us to earn peace, joy and strength that educates us how to pull through vicious storms of life. - Author: Euginia Herlihy
Joy quotes by Euginia Herlihy
#14. When the eye is unobstructed, the result is sight. When the ear is unobstructed, the result is hearing. When the mind is unobstructed the result is truth. When the heart is unobstructed, the result is joy and love. - Author: Anthony De Mello
Joy quotes by Anthony De Mello
#15. Take a deep breath. Now feel the joy of life. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Joy quotes by Debasish Mridha
#16. For who but I should understand love, with all its sorrow and joy? - Author: Walt Whitman
Joy quotes by Walt Whitman
#17. Finally an evangelizing community is filled with joy; it knows how to rejoice always. - Author: Pope Francis
Joy quotes by Pope Francis
#18. Serving throughout the world is a great missionary force going about doing good. Missionaries teach truth. They dispel darkness. They spread joy. They bring precious souls to Christ. - Author: Thomas S. Monson
Joy quotes by Thomas S. Monson
#19. Joy rul'd the day, and Love the night. - Author: John Dryden
Joy quotes by John Dryden
#20. Ever since there have been men, man has given himself over to too little joy. That alone, my brothers, is our original sin. I should believe only in a God who understood how to dance. - Author: Henri Matisse
Joy quotes by Henri Matisse
#21. Striving is stealing our joy, our moments. - Author: Jennie Allen
Joy quotes by Jennie Allen
#22. The gospel of grace is glad tidings of great joy to all people, not condemning, miserable, hopeless pills we can't swallow. - Author: Paul Silway
Joy quotes by Paul Silway
#23. If you're not careful to think and speak words of faith, worry will creep in, and it will not only steal your peace and joy, it will steal your 'today.' The present is the greatest gift God ever gives us. So hold on to the peace that's yours in Christ. Don't let it go. - Author: Joyce Meyer
Joy quotes by Joyce Meyer
#24. The butterfly lures us not only because he is beautiful, but because he is transitory. The caterpillar is uglier, but in him we can regard the better joy of becoming. - Author: Cynthia Ozick
Joy quotes by Cynthia Ozick
#25. You're coming with me, poor thing. You don't know how to listen. You don't know how to speak. You don't know how to sing. I will teach you. I followed poetry. - Author: Joy Harjo
Joy quotes by Joy Harjo
#26. If I have known much trouble in my youth, I have also known much joy. - Author: Clara Schumann
Joy quotes by Clara Schumann
#27. And I know that God made the heart the most fragile and resilient of all organs, that a lifetime of joy and pain might be encased in one mortal chamber. - Author: Tosca Lee
Joy quotes by Tosca Lee
#28. There is scarcely a single joy or sorrow within the experience of our fellow-creatures which we have not tasted; yet the belief, in the good and beautiful has never forsaken us. It has been medicine to us in sickness, richness in poverty, and the best part of all that ever delighted us in health and success. - Author: Leigh Hunt
Joy quotes by Leigh Hunt
#29. It's not my job to make you happy. It's your job to learn that only those who quit selfishly seeking their own happiness find it. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
Joy quotes by Richelle E. Goodrich
#30. If you have a big idea or plan that you desire to execute, don't depend solely on others to appreciate your efforts. You must have the ability to encourage yourself. At times seeking encouragement from others can lead to disappointment which sometimes leads you to neglect your obligation. Never build your hopes and dreams based primarily on the accolades from others. You may discover a rude awakening. - Author: Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Joy quotes by Amaka Imani Nkosazana
#31. The whole world awake and wild with joy. - Author: Emily Bronte
Joy quotes by Emily Bronte
#32. The issue is fear. But the deeper issue is trust. Can we trust our lives, our futures, and the lives of those we love to God? Can we trust a God we can't control? Can we trust this God whose take on life and death and suffering and joy is so very different from our own? Yes. Yes, we can. Because we know him. And we know he is good. - Author: Stasi Eldredge
Joy quotes by Stasi Eldredge
#33. Network marketing is the only industry that allows common people to earn millions with a minimal investment and zero overhead, coupled with total time freedom and the joy of global travel. There are three magic words that worked for all of us who have made it to the pinnacle and they'll work for you: 'Just don't quit.' - Author: Mark Yarnell
Joy quotes by Mark Yarnell
#34. The deepest poverty is the inability of joy, the tediousness of a life considered absurd and contradictory. This poverty is widespread today, in very different forms in the materially rich as well as the poor countries. The inability of joy presupposes and produces the inability to love, produces jealousy, avarice - all defects that devastate the life of individuals and of the world. This is why we are in need of a new evangelization - if the art of living remains an unknown, nothing else works ... this art can only be communicated by [one] who has life - he who is the Gospel personified. - Author: Pope Benedict XVI
Joy quotes by Pope Benedict XVI
#35. Music written by teams makes the authorship of a piece indistinct. Could it be that when hearing a song written by a team, a listener can sense that they aren't hearing an expression of a solitary individual's pain or joy, but that of a virtual conjoined person? Can we tell that an individual singer might actually represent a collective, that he might have multiple identities? Does that make the sentiments expressed more poetically universal? Dan eliminating some portion of the authorial voice make a piece of music more accessible and the singer more empathetic? - Author: David Byrne
Joy quotes by David Byrne
#36. Joy come and go like pleasant breeze. It's the miseries that stick in you like thorns - until you realize that it's all your doing. - Author: Sadghuru
Joy quotes by Sadghuru
#37. Teaching children the joy of honest labor is one of the greatest of all gifts you can bestow upon them. Let us also teach our children to see that the work assigned is carried to its completion and to take pride in what they accomplish. - Author: L. Tom Perry
Joy quotes by L. Tom Perry
#38. To be wise was to be above joy and sorrow, fear and pity, ambition and humiliation. It was to hate nothing and to love nothing, and above all to be utterly indifferent to the love and hate of others. - Author: Michael Ende
Joy quotes by Michael Ende
#39. The unwavering truth is life is good all the time. For even in the darkest valley of your life, if you stay still, life will whisper hope to you. In the calmness of your heart, it tosses an inkling of joy. It introduces favors and births opportunities where you expect them the least. - Author: Naide P Obiang
Joy quotes by Naide P Obiang
#40. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.
Matthew 2:10 - Author: Matthew 2 10
Joy quotes by Matthew 2 10
#41. If you say, "I'm bursting with joy," a scientist could analyze your skin and find it loaded with neuropeptides that may have antidepressant effects and that may modulate the immune system. If you say, "I feel exhilarated, unbounded, and joyful," and I were to examine your blood, I would find high levels of interleukin and interferon, which are powerful anticancer drugs. - Author: Deepak Chopra
Joy quotes by Deepak Chopra
#42. The immense joy in welcoming back the lost son hides the immense sorrow that has gone before. The - Author: Henri J.M. Nouwen
Joy quotes by Henri J.M. Nouwen
#43. Everything happens for a reason. Life. Death. Suffering and joy. There is a frightening beauty in all this that I don't want to lose, even if there's pain, too. - Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Joy quotes by Elizabeth Hunter
#44. No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
Joy quotes by Thomas Carlyle
#45. A thousand recollected lives were passing through her, a thousand stories - of love and work, of parents and children, of duty and joy and grief. Beds slept in and meals eaten, and the bliss and pain of the body, and a view of summer leaves from a window on a morning it had rained; the nights of loneliness and the nights of love, the soul in it's body keeping always longing to be known. - Author: Justin Cronin
Joy quotes by Justin Cronin
#46. I know that my voice has entered into the hearts of many people and has caused beautiful reactions. Some, hearing me sing, have become more religious; some who were ill felt joy; friends, while in hospital, played my tapes whenever they felt ill; they all said that my voice gave them the strength needed to stand the pain. Therefore, how can I not be thankful for this great gift? - Author: Renata Tebaldi
Joy quotes by Renata Tebaldi
#47. It is always a joy to meet an American, Mr. Moulton, for I am one of those who believes that the folly of a monarch and the blundering of a minister in far-gone years will not prevent our children from being some day citizens of the same world-wide country under a flag which shall be a quartering of the Union Jack with the Stars and Stripes. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Joy quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle
#48. When we live apart from God, our lives get out of tune - out of harmony with others and with God. But if we live in tune with the Master, we, too, will find ourselves surrounded by His beautiful music. As this new year begins, ask God to help you tune your life every day to His Word, so you can bring harmony and joy to those around you. - Author: Billy Graham
Joy quotes by Billy Graham
#49. One thing I do believe is I'm a believer in the presence of God. I believe that God is close. Whether it's in joy, pain or personal failure, I believe that God is close. That much I feel in my life. - Author: David Gregory
Joy quotes by David Gregory
#50. When I saw the plane, I was absolutely astonished! Two emotions crashed over me: surging joy and crazy fear. - Author: Abby Sunderland
Joy quotes by Abby Sunderland
#51. Carrying my babies was a marvelous mystery, lives growing unseen except by the slow swelling of my belly. Death is an even greater mystery ... The God I cry out to in anguish or joy can neither be proved nor disapproved. The hope I have that death is not the end of all our questions can neither be proved nor disproved. - Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Joy quotes by Madeleine L'Engle
#52. Lazy people are some of the most exhausted, dissatisfied, and ill-tempered folks around because the joy-backed promises of laziness our lies. - Author: Matt Chandler
Joy quotes by Matt Chandler
#53. We all have need to be trained to see, and to have our eyes opened before we can take in the joy that is meant for us in this beautiful life. - Author: Charlotte Mason
Joy quotes by Charlotte Mason
#54. So much of our early gladness vanishes utterly from our memory: we can never recall the joy with which we laid our heads on our mother's bosom or rode on our father's back in childhood. Doubtless that joy is wrought up into our nature, as the sunlight of long-past mornings is wrought up in the soft mellowness of the apricot, but it is gone for ever from our imagination, and we can only BELIEVE in the joy of childhood. - Author: George Eliot
Joy quotes by George Eliot
#55. Thus hand in hand through life we 'll go; Its checker'd paths of joy and woe With cautious steps we 'll tread. - Author: Nathaniel Cotton
Joy quotes by Nathaniel Cotton
#56. From my years of teaching I know it's the children who say nothing who are in trouble more than the ones who complain. - Author: Joy Kogawa
Joy quotes by Joy Kogawa
#57. When you sit in meditation, feel the joy in your soul. - Author: Ma Jaya
Joy quotes by Ma Jaya
#58. A bolt of warmth, fierce with joy and pride and gratitude, flashed through me like sudden lightning. I don't care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching - they are your family. And they were my heroes. - Author: Jim Butcher
Joy quotes by Jim Butcher
#59. When Godric banished Fairweather and Tune, they all three bled for it, and part of Godric snaked off too, nevermore to come again. And it's Godric's flesh that Ailred's cough cleaves to like an axe. And when brave Mouse went down off Wales, he bore to the bottom the cut of Godric's sharp farewell. And when Gillian vanished in a Dover wood, she took with her all but the husk of Godric's joy. - Author: Frederick Buechner
Joy quotes by Frederick Buechner
#60. TWENTY SMALL GRAVES

There was a woman who bore a child almost every year, but the children never lived longer

than six months. Usually after three or four months they would die. She grieved long and

publicly. "I take on the work of pregnancy for nine months, but the joy vanishes quicker

than a rainbow." Twenty children went like that, in fevers to their small graves. One night

she had a revelation. She saw the place of unconditional love, call it the garden or source

of gardens. The physical eye cannot see its unseeable light. Lamp, green flower, these

are just comparisons, so that some of the love-bewildered may catch a fragrance. The woman

saw pure grace and, drunk with the seeing, fell to the ground. Those who have the vision said

then, "This morning meal is for those who rise with sincere devotion. The tragedies you've

had came from other times when you did not take refuge." "Lord, give me more grief.

Tear me to pieces, if it leads here." She said this and walked into the presence

she had seen. Her children were all there, "Lost to me," she cried, "but not to you."

Without this great grieving no one can enter the spirit. - Author: Rumi
Joy quotes by Rumi
#61. It is now possible to quantify people's levels of happiness pretty accurately by asking them, by observation, and by measuring electrical activity in the brain, in degrees from terrible pain to sublime joy. - Author: Polly Toynbee
Joy quotes by Polly Toynbee
#62. The objects you decide to keep, the ones that gave you the spark of joy? Treasure them from now on. When you put things away, you can actually audibly say, 'Hey, thank you for the good work today ... ' By doing so, it becomes easier for you to put the objects away and treasure them, which prolongs the spark of joy environment. - Author: Marie Kondo
Joy quotes by Marie Kondo
#63. It is not the quantity of your thoughts but the quality of your thoughts that make the difference. Thoughts can either be productive or a hindrance. But, when we focus our attention on faithfulness and truthfulness the restoration process begins. - Author: Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Joy quotes by Amaka Imani Nkosazana
#64. Of the good things given between man and man, I say that a neighbor, true and loving in heart, to neighbor is a joy beyond all things else. - Author: Pindar
Joy quotes by Pindar
#65. Why do we protect children from life? It's no wonder that we become afraid to live. We're not told what life really is. We're not told that life is joy and wonder and magic and even rapture, if you can get involved enough. We're not told that life is also pain, misery, despair, unhappiness, and tears. I don't know about you, but I don't want to miss any of it. I want to embrace life, and I want to find out what it's all about. I wouldn't want to go through life without knowing what it is to cry. - Author: Leo Buscaglia
Joy quotes by Leo Buscaglia
#66. I had a strange feeling that Fate had in store for me exquisite joys and exquisite sorrows. - Author: Oscar Wilde
Joy quotes by Oscar Wilde
#67. Make time for one another. Don't forget about those date nights. Put on a sexy dress and some sexy high heels and have a great night and enjoy each other. Also, incorporate your husband. Get him involved and let him know how important he is with taking care of your joy. - Author: Tia Mowry
Joy quotes by Tia Mowry
#68. But by reading them again and again finally I was able to grasp the essential part. What emotion, enthusiasm, enlightenment and confidence they communicated to me! I wept for joy. - Author: Ho Chi Minh
Joy quotes by Ho Chi Minh
#69. Poor human nature cannot bear such strains as heavenly triumphs bring to it; there must come a reaction. Excess of joy or excitement must be paid for by subsequent depressions. While the trial lasts, the strength is equal to the emergency; but when it is over, natural weakness claims the right to show itself. - Author: Charles Spurgeon
Joy quotes by Charles Spurgeon
#70. Live your best sacred-life.
It is only one-time in history. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Joy quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#71. Musical composition should bring happiness and joy to people and make them forget their troubles. - Author: Horace Silver
Joy quotes by Horace Silver
#72. The music was so mournful and emotional that it seemed like the only suitable thing to play. - Author: Deborah Curtis
Joy quotes by Deborah Curtis
#73. Good news from heaven the angels bring,
Glad tidings to the earth they sing:
To us this day a child is given,
To crown us with the joy of heaven. - Author: Martin Luther
Joy quotes by Martin Luther
#74. I give you this to take with you:
Nothing remains as it was. If you know this, you can
begin again, with pure joy in the uprooting. - Author: Judith Minty
Joy quotes by Judith Minty
#75. The radio is playing jazz, and I listen to the sound of the trumpet playing a solo until I become that sound. - Author: Joy Harjo
Joy quotes by Joy Harjo
#76. The winter is cold, is cold.
All's spent in keeping warm.
Has joy been frozen, too?
I blow upon my hands
Stiff from the biting wind.
My heart beats slow, beats slow.
What has become of joy?

If joy's gone from my heart
Then it is closed to You
Who made it, gave it life...

Elusive, evasive, peace comes
Only when it's not sought.

Help me forget the cold
That grips the grasping world... - Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Joy quotes by Madeleine L'Engle
#77. If God would but give me strength to strangle him in my last agony, I'd go to hell with joy, - Author: Emily Bronte
Joy quotes by Emily Bronte
#78. There is no entrance that joy cannot enter, no door that faith cannot open, no bridge that patience cannot cross, and no wall that love cannot breach. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
Joy quotes by Matshona Dhliwayo
#79. My mother is so full of joy and life. I am her child. And that is better than being the child of anyone else in the world. - Author: Maya Angelou
Joy quotes by Maya Angelou
#80. Here is the truly Christian life, here is faith really working by love, when a man applies himself with joy and love to the works of that freest servitude in which he serves others voluntarily and for nought, himself abundantly satisfied in the fulness and riches of his own faith. - Author: Martin Luther
Joy quotes by Martin Luther
#81. The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul. - Author: Robert Wyland
Joy quotes by Robert Wyland
#82. No clouds gathered in the skies and the polluted streams became clear, whilst celestial music rang through the air and the angels rejoiced with gladness. With no selfish or partial joy but for the sake of the law they rejoiced, for creation engulfed in the ocean of pain was now to obtain release. - Author: Gautama Buddha
Joy quotes by Gautama Buddha
#83. What a joy to know where one is, and where one will stay, without being there. Nothing to do but stretch out comfortably on the rack, in the blissful knowledge you are nobody for all
eternity. A pity I should have to give tongue at the same time, it prevents it from bleeding in peace, licking the lips. - Author: Samuel Beckett
Joy quotes by Samuel Beckett
#84. I am overflowing with love, peace, joy, happiness and abundance." Let this be your morning prayer. - Author: Debasish Mridha
Joy quotes by Debasish Mridha
#85. To be at one with God is to be at peace. The child simplicity is the greatest agency in bringing this full and complete realization, the child simplicity that recognizes its true relations with the Father's life. There are people I know who have come into such a conscious realization of their oneness with this Infinite Life, this Spirit of Infinite Peace, that their lives are fairly bubbling over with joy. - Author: Ralph Waldo Trine
Joy quotes by Ralph Waldo Trine
#86. The end for which we are created invites us to walk a road that is surely sown with a lot of thorns, but it is not sad; through even the sorrow, it is illuminated by joy. - Author: Pier Giorgio Frassati
Joy quotes by Pier Giorgio Frassati
#87. We don't like to hurt. And there is no worse pain for fallen people than facing an emptiness we cannot fill. To enter into pain seems rather foolish when we can run from it through denial. We simply cannot get it through our head that, with a nature twisted by sin, the route to joy always involves the very worst sort of internal suffering we can imagine. We rebel at that thought. We weren't designed to hurt. The physical and personal capacities to feel that God built into us were intended to provide pleasures, like good health and close relationships. When they don't, when our head throbs with tension and our heart is broken by rejection, we want relief. With deep passion, we long to experience what we were designed to enjoy. - Author: Larry Crabb
Joy quotes by Larry Crabb
#88. The coming and going of the seasons give us more than the springtimes, summers, autumns, and winters of our lives. It reflects the coming and going of the circumstances of our lives like the glassy surface of a pond that shows our faces radiant with joy or contorted with pain. - Author: Gary Zukav
Joy quotes by Gary Zukav
#89. I understand that you have an urgent task for me."
"I do."
"What is it?"
"I want you to go to the coffee shop and get me something to eat."
"That-" Lauren choked. "That's your idea of urgent?"
"Very urgent," Nick replied imperturbably. "I happen to be starved."
Lauren clenched her hands into fists. "To you I may mrely be some frivolous, amusing sexual object, but downstairs I have an important job to do, and Jim needs me."
"I need you,honey.I've been here since-"
"Don't you dare call me honey!" she burst out, reeling with unwanted joy at the casual endearment.
"Why not?" he cajoled, a smile lighting his face. "You're sweet."
"You won't think so if you call me honey again," Lauren promised.
His brows drew together at her tone, and Lauren had to remind herself that he was still her boss. "Oh all right!" she capitulated ungraciously. "What do you eat for breakfast?"
"Irritating secretaries," he mocked. - Author: Judith McNaught
Joy quotes by Judith McNaught
#90. Betsy was so full of joy that she had to be alone. She went upstairs to her bedroom and sat down on Uncle Keith's trunk. Behind Tacy's house the sun had set. A wind had sprung up and the trees, their color dimmed, moved under a brooding sky. All the stories she had told Tacy and Tib seemed to be dancing in those trees, along with all the stories she planned to write some day and all the stories she would read at the library. Good stories. Great stories. The classics. Not Rena's novels. - Author: Maud Hart Lovelace
Joy quotes by Maud Hart Lovelace
#91. My Dearest Allie. I couldn't sleep last night because I know that it's over between us. I'm not bitter anymore, because I know that what we had was real. And if in some distant place in the future we see each other in our new lives, I'll smile at you with joy and remember how we spent the summer beneath the trees, learning from each other and growing in love. The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds, and that's what you've given me. That's what I hope to give to you forever. I love you. I'll be seeing you. Noah - Author: Nicholas Sparks
Joy quotes by Nicholas Sparks
#92. Wolf took Scarlet's hands into his, as tenderly as he would pick up an injured butterfly, and slid the band onto her finger. His voice was rough and wavering as he recited - "I, Ze'ev Kesley, do hereby claim you, Scarlet Benoit, as my wife and my Alpha. Forevermore, you will be my mate, my star, my beginning of everything." He smiled down at her, his eyes swimming with emotion. Scarlet returned the look, and though Wolf's expression teetered between proud and bashful, Scarlet's face contained nothing but joy. "You are the one. You have always been, and you will always be, the only one.
Scarlet took the second ring - a significantly larger version of the same unadorned band - and pressed it onto Wolf's finger. "I, Scarlet Benoit, do hereby claim you, Ze'ev Kesley, as my husband and my Alpha. Forevermore, you will be my mate, my star, my beginning of everything. You are the one. You have always been, and you will always be, the only one."
Wolf folded his hands around hers. From where she sat, Cinder could see that he was shaking.
Kai grinned. "By the power given to me by the people of Earth, under the laws of the Earthen Union and as witnessed by those gathered here today, I do now pronounce you husband and wife." He spread his hands in invitation. "You may kiss your - "
Wolf wrapped his arms around Scarlet's waist, lifting her off the floor, and kissed her before Kai could finish. Or maybe she kissed him. It seemed mutual, as her hands wound through his dis - Author: Marissa Meyer
Joy quotes by Marissa Meyer
#93. ...We are truly human when we live for a purpose far above ourselves; but most people prefer to identify with an entity for the sake of belonging; thereby subjecting themselves to the spirit of collective selfishness that is only found in groups... - Author: Janvier Chouteu-Chando
Joy quotes by Janvier Chouteu-Chando
#94. Continuing to tell stories of shortage only continues to contradict your desire for abundance, and you cannot have it both ways: You cannot focus upon unwanted and recieve wanted. You cannot focus upon stories about money that make you feel uncomfortable and allow into your experience what makes you feel comfortable. A different story will bring different results: My thoughts are the basis for the attraction of all things that I consider to be good, which includes enough money, and health, for my comfort and joy. - Author: Abraham Hicks
Joy quotes by Abraham Hicks
#95. You are the ruler of my heart. There is no measure greater than this. - Author: Truth Devour
Joy quotes by Truth Devour
#96. Those who know the joys and miseries of celebrities when they have passed the age of forty know how to defend themselves. - Author: Sarah Bernhardt
Joy quotes by Sarah Bernhardt
#97. To know your mind, to see your heart,to taste your pain, to touch your dreams, to trace your scars, and to worship your joy...is my sole interest. - Author: Beth McGirt Adams
Joy quotes by Beth McGirt Adams
#98. The Buddha, in recovering his capacity for nonsensual joy, learned that this joy was limitless. He found that if he got himself out of the way, his joy completely suffused his mindful awareness. This gave him the confidence, the stability, the trust, and the means to see clearly whatever presented itself to his mind. In the curious bifurcation of consciousness that meditation develops, where we can be both observer and that which is being observed, the quality of joy that he recovered did not remain an internal object. It was not only a memory or merely a feeling to be observed; it was also a quality of mind that could accompany every moment of mindfulness. The more he accepted the presence of this feeling and the more it toggled between being object and subject, the closer the Buddha came to understanding his true nature. - Author: Mark Epstein
Joy quotes by Mark Epstein
#99. What is it that wells up so suddenly and menacingly under my heart, swallowing the soft air of melancholy? Are you pleased with us, dark night? What is it you conceal under your mantle, that grabs invisibly and powerfully at my soul? A rich balm drips off your fingers from a bundle of poppies. You raise up the heavy wings of the soul – darkly and inexpressibly we are moved. I see an earnest face startled with joy – softly and reverently it inclines toward me, and under endlessly entangled locks
appears the cherished face of our Mother. How poor and childish the light seems to me now − how welcome and
blessed is the day's departure. - Author: Novalis
Joy quotes by Novalis
#100. The greatest joy is the joy of discovery. Followed closely by the joy of a discovery that doesn't kill you. - Enid Healy - Author: Seanan McGuire
Joy quotes by Seanan McGuire
#101. Jump for joy as we accomplish the dreams we adore. - Author: Patch Adams
Joy quotes by Patch Adams
#102. Simplicity, clarity, singleness: These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art. They seem to be the purpose of God for his whole creation. - Author: Richard Holloway
Joy quotes by Richard Holloway
#103. Harry's extremities seemed to have gone numb. He stood quite still, holding the miraculous paper in his nerveless fingers while inside him a kind of quiet eruption sent joy and grief thundering in equal measure through his veins. Lurching to the bed, he sat down.

He read the letter again, but could not take in any more meaning than he had done the first time, and was reduced to staring at the handwriting itself. She had made her "g's" the same way he did: he searched the letter for every one of them, and each felt like a friendly little wave glimpsed from behind a veil. The letter was an incredible treasure, proof that Lily Potter had lived, really lived, that her warm hand had once moved across this parchment, tracing into these letters, words about him, Harry, her son. - Author: J.K. Rowling
Joy quotes by J.K. Rowling
#104. A virtuous abstinence from the joys of pederasty comes most easily to those who have no taste for it. - Author: Oscar Wilde
Joy quotes by Oscar Wilde
#105. You erased my famine, unpicked my anger
Your energy charges my voice, it radiates my heart;
Now I am alive with the ore of words pouring
From my lips like molten lava glittering with joy. - Author: Rumi
Joy quotes by Rumi
#106. There was pain, but there was also joy. It was in the tension between the two that life happened. Imperfect as it was, this world was real. Illusion was no substitute. I'd rather live a hard life of fact than a sweet life of lies. - Author: Karen Marie Moning
Joy quotes by Karen Marie Moning
#107. The years of disillusion, the long debate of who-belongs-to-who, gathered at the mighty feet of the Bangladesh Liberation War like flood waters rising, gathering thick weeds and crusty dirt and pulling it all in one direction. At times, when the body count was high and the air tasted like bloody ash, the way mass graves smell, Sariyah had wondered what progress was supposed to taste like. Often it tasted like unanswered questions, stuck in the teeth. Bangladesh had given her the true answer, though: progress at its best is home-grown. It should taste like joy – pure, unhindered joy. Like the freshest sun-ripened mango on a tree, a little sunrise in her palm. - Author: Katherine Russell
Joy quotes by Katherine Russell
#108. This is the basis for the joy of love when there is joy; we feel that our existence is justified. - Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Joy quotes by Jean-Paul Sartre
#109. The loneliest, most down-on-his-luck person can have a dog who adores him. The most bitter, sour person can light up with joy when he sees his dog. It is magical, and as 'The Dog Master' reveals, it is biological - we evolved together. - Author: Bruce Cameron
Joy quotes by Bruce Cameron
#110. If my joy hung in the balance of having everything I wanted, I would always wrestle with unhappiness. There - Author: Tessa Afshar
Joy quotes by Tessa Afshar
#111. Yaroo!" I shouted, and I didn't give a beetle's bottom who heard me. "Ya-rooo! - Author: Alan Bradley
Joy quotes by Alan Bradley
#112. In my joy I thrust my hand into the live embers, but quickly drew it out with a cry of pain. How strange, I thought that the same cause should produce such opposite effects. - Author: Mary Shelley
Joy quotes by Mary Shelley
#113. The glance embroiders in joy, knits in pain, and sews in boredom.
When indifferent, the eye takes stills, when interested, movies.
Laughter is regional: a smile extends over the whole face. - Author: Malcolm De Chazal
Joy quotes by Malcolm De Chazal
#114. I laugh at him, and behind us, several Inquisitors stir in surprise at the sound. Only Magiano can coax joy out of me so easily. - Author: Marie Lu
Joy quotes by Marie Lu
#115. Any body can laugh in Joy, but the bold ones also smile in pain ... knowing that pain is just like a zooming train, that will soon pass by.-RVM - Author: R.v.m.
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#116. God did not intend the Sabbath to be a burden, but rather a time of joy. The Bible says that blessings come when we honor the Sabbath and call it a delight (Isaiah 58:13). Yeshua said the Sabbath was made for our benefit (Mark 2:27). So enjoy it and give thanks to God for giving us rest. - Author: David Wilber
Joy quotes by David Wilber
#117. The joy of 'Crash' was that it was all about the work. It was my first real part. Before that, it was a line here and there, maybe a scene. 'Crash' was five scenes, a beautiful arc, a little vignette of my own. It really meant something. - Author: Michael Pena
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#118. The joy at the dramatic return of the younger son in no way means that the elder son was less loved, less appreciated, less favored. The father does not compare the two sons. He loves them both with a complete love and expresses that love according to their individual journeys. - Author: Henri J.M. Nouwen
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#119. Sometimes I look at this world and it moves me to tears. The joy and terror and the mad bloody drama of it all. I wonder why they never seem to really see it. Maybe one lifetime just isn't enough. Or maybe it's too much. I can't say. But the truth, to be perfectly plain, is that people are always looking for magic in all the wrong places. - Author: Brian Holguin
Joy quotes by Brian Holguin
#120. There is another reason also why the soul has traveled safely in this obscurity; it has suffered: for the way of suffering is safer, and also more profitable, than that of rejoicing and of action. In suffering God gives strength, but in action and in joy the soul does but show its own weakness and imperfections. And in suffering, the soul practices and acquires virtue, and becomes pure, wiser, and more cautious. - Author: San Juan De La Cruz
Joy quotes by San Juan De La Cruz
#121. Obedience, responsibility, rules and safety are loyal, inseparable playmates. But Love is their wise mother, who knows there are times to break them up, at least for a bit, lest they get into some kind of arrogant, bullish, mischief or completely shut out their other siblings - joy, common sense, and compassion. - Author: Connie Kerbs
Joy quotes by Connie Kerbs
#122. time is better for you. - Author: Joy
Joy quotes by Joy
#123. Both the ancestry and posterity of Grief go further than the ancestry and posterity of Joy. - Author: Herman Melville
Joy quotes by Herman Melville
#124. The joy of Christmas causes hundreds of radio stations around the country to play Christmas music all day, and people will exchange millions of gifts to remember the first gift of Christmas, the infant Jesus. - Author: James Lankford
Joy quotes by James Lankford
#125. It is perhaps true that that sort of sexual energy wanes over time - as the original impetus loses its luster. And then, I suppose, it's on to the next thing. But eros is eternal, like joy. - Author: Micheline Aharonian Marcom
Joy quotes by Micheline Aharonian Marcom
#126. Still, Connell went home that night and read over some notes he had been making for a new story, and he felt the old beat of pleasure in his body, like watching a perfect goal, like the rustling movement of light through leaves, a phrase of music from the window of a passing car. Life offers up these moments of joy despite everything. - Author: Sally Rooney
Joy quotes by Sally Rooney
#127. Eternity, so understood, is not an extension of time, not even an indefinite time. It is, rather, a vertical dimension cutting through time at each of its moments. It is the confrontation with the full moon through the trees dark with the day's rain. It is the goodness of an act or the truth of a witness which avail nothing in the order of time, yet are still irreducibly good. It is the awareness of the intensity of the blue sky on a summer day.

The pain of the grief suffered by a loved one has a similar quality. It once was, and it is no more. There were events which led up to it, and events which followed it, and, for practical purposes, it makes every kind of sense to think of it in those terms, in the order of time. Yet there is another perspective that will not be denied: recognizing that grief in its purity, in its eternal validity before God. So, too, the beauty of the trillium or the goodness of a moral act which changed nothing and yet, for all eternity, stands out in its nobility. Humans are beings capable of perceiving all that. They are capable of perceiving the creation not only in the order of time but in the order of eternity, lifting up its moments out of time's passage into eternity in the eternal validity of truth, goodness, and beauty of their joy and sorrow. - Author: Erazim V. Kohák
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#128. If you spend enough time reading or writing, you find a voice, but you also find certain tastes. You find certain writers who when they write, it makes your own brain voice like a tuning fork, and you just resonate with them. And when that happens, reading those writers - not all of whom are modern ... I mean, if you are willing to make allowances for the way English has changed, you can go way, way back with this - becomes a source of unbelievable joy. It's like eating candy for the soul. So probably the smart thing to say is that lucky people develop a relationship with a certain kind of art that becomes spiritual, almost religious, and doesn't mean, you know, church stuff, but it means you're just never the same. - Author: David Foster Wallace
Joy quotes by David Foster Wallace
#129. Why not celebrate what you had had rather than spend your time mourning its passing? There
could be joy in things that ended. - Author: Ann Brashares
Joy quotes by Ann Brashares
#130. Love's over brimming mystery joins death and life. It has filled my cup of pain with joy. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
Joy quotes by Rabindranath Tagore
#131. I knew well enough how slow the heart is to catch up with the brute facts. One looks forward to a joy: it is snatched away at the last minute: and, hours later, there are darts of illusory delight when one still feels that it is to come. Such moments cheat one and pass sickeningly away. So, - Author: C.P. Snow
Joy quotes by C.P. Snow
#132. The sweetness of reunion is the joy of heaven. - Author: Richard Paul Evans
Joy quotes by Richard Paul Evans
#133. Here: an exercise in choice. Your choice. One of these tales is true.
She lived through the war. In 1959 she came to America. She now lives in a condo in Miami, a tiny French woman with white hair, with a daughter and a grand-daughter. She keeps herself to herself and smiles rarely, as if the weight of memory keeps her from finding joy.
Or that's a lie. Actually the Gestapo picked her up during a border crossing in 1943, and they left her in a meadow. First she dug her own grave, then a single bullet to the back of the skull.
Her last thought, before that bullet, was that she was four months' pregnant, and that if we do not fight to create a future there will be no future for any of us.
There is an old woman in Miami who wakes, confused, from a dream of the wind blowing the wildflowers in a meadow.
There are bones untouched beneath the warm French earth which dream of a daughter's wedding. Good wine is drunk. The only tears shed are happy ones. - Author: Neil Gaiman
Joy quotes by Neil Gaiman
#134. Hope elevates, and joy
Brightens his crest. - Author: John Milton
Joy quotes by John Milton
#135. The old rule about how a thing of beauty is a joy forever, in my experience, even the most beauteous thing is only a joy for about three hours, tops. After that, she'll want to tell you all about her childhood traumas. Part of meeting these jail girls is it's so sweet to look at your watch and know she'll be behind bars in half an hour. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Joy quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#136. The more you create authentic power, the more the characteristics of authentic power become yours, and the more meaning, purpose and joy enter your life. - Author: Gary Zukav
Joy quotes by Gary Zukav
#137. We do express our emotions, our reactions to events, breakups and infatuations, but the way we do that - the art of it - is in putting them into prescribed forms or squeezing them into new forms that perfectly fit some emerging context. That's part of the creative process, and we do it instinctively; we internalize it, like birds do. And it's a joy to sing, like the birds do. - Author: David Byrne
Joy quotes by David Byrne
#138. 13Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. - Author: Anonymous
Joy quotes by Anonymous
#139. You dont make music for immortality you make music for the moment of capturing the sheer joy of being alive on planet earth, WOW! is this fun ... this is just the greatest everybody should live it that way. - Author: Ray Manzarek
Joy quotes by Ray Manzarek
#140. Here we are, all these years later, standing back and watching our grown children have their lives - through ordinary times, through heartbreak and anguish. But even after horrible events, we are sometimes blessed with a moment of unexpected joy. We learn to grasp, to hold tightly to these moments for the short time they exist. - Author: Frances Itani
Joy quotes by Frances Itani
#141. The bad stuff will be there. If we want to fight it, we have to find joy where we can. We have to find beauty. We have to take our moments to be happy. Because the joy is what keeps us strong, and reminds us we have something to fight for. - Author: Tehlor Kay Mejia
Joy quotes by Tehlor Kay Mejia
#142. One last mystery: on one of the little ponds, this morning, I saw wind riffling the first of the waterlily leaves. They haven't all emerged yet, but new circles tattoo the water, here and there, a coppery red. When the wind lifted their edges, each would reveal a little shadowy spot, a dot of black which seemed to flash on the water, and so across the whole surface of the pond there was what could only be described as the inverse of sparkling; a scintillant blackness. Shining blackly, black but rippling, lyrical: the sheen and radiance of death-in-life.
Is that my work, to point to the world and say, See how darkly it sparkles? - Author: Mark Doty
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#143. It was like dying a little every day. It was like being alive, too. It was joy so complete it was pain. It destroyed me and unmade me and forged me - Author: Sarah J. Maas
Joy quotes by Sarah J. Maas
#144. O thou who passest through our valleys in Thy strength, curb thy fierce steeds, allay the heat That flames from their large nostrils! Thou, O Summer, Oft pitchest here thy golden tent, and oft Beneath our oaks hast slept, while we beheld With joy thy ruddy limbs and flourishing hair. - Author: William Blake
Joy quotes by William Blake
#145. We just ask a person, before they engage in a conversation with someone else, visualize someone they deeply love, or recall an event that brought them deep satisfaction and joy. - Author: Andrew Newberg
Joy quotes by Andrew Newberg
#146. The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it - Author: James Bryce
Joy quotes by James Bryce
#147. Don't overwork! Enjoy the sacred existence. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Joy quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#148. It is looking for the joys that come in small, precious packages and making the most of them, knowing that big packages of joy are few and far between. - Author: Wilferd Peterson
Joy quotes by Wilferd Peterson
#149. 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. - Author: William Blake
Joy quotes by William Blake
#150. And yet to possess a young soul that has barely developed is a source of very deep delight. It is like a flower whose richest perfume goes out to meet the first ray of the sun. One must pluck it at that very moment and, after inhaling its perfume to one's heart's content, discard it along the wayside on the chance that someone will pick it up. I sense in myself that insatiable avidity that devours everything in its path. And I regard the sufferings and joys of others merely in relation to myself, as food to sustain my spiritual strength. Passion is no longer capable of robbing me of my sanity. My ambition has been crushed by circumstances, but it has manifested itself in a new form, for ambition is nothing but lust for power, and my greatest pleasure I derive from subordinating everything around me to my will. Is it not both the first token of power and its supreme triumph to inspire in others the emotions of love, devotion and fear? Is it not the sweetest fare for our vanity to be the cause of pain or joy for someone without the least claim thereto? And what is happiness? Pride gratified. Could I consider myself better and more powerful than anyone else in the world, I would be happy. Were everybody to love me, I'd find in myself unending wellsprings of love. Evil begets evil; one's first suffering awakens a realization of the pleasure of tormenting another. The idea of evil cannot take root in the mind of man without his desiring to apply it in practice. Someone has said th - Author: Mikhail Lermontov
Joy quotes by Mikhail Lermontov
#151. I know that if I said today, "How many of you would like to have me pray for you to have self control?" I could stay here and pray for people to have self control until midnight tonight. How many of you would stay if I would just lay hands on you and pray for you to have self control? Well, you know what, it would be a waste of time! Because, you are not going to have self control because somebody prays for you to have self control. You aready have self control. It is in you as a fruit of the spirit, but it's a little teeny tiny little seed. And, nobody else can develop your fruit of the spirit. Nobody can develop your peace but you. Nobody can develop your joy but you. Nobody can develop your patience butyou. Nobody can develop your discipline and self control but you. - Author: Joyce Meyer
Joy quotes by Joyce Meyer
#152. Jesus displaced himself that we might know him. This is incarnational ministry, and it's the life we're called to. - Author: Alia Joy
Joy quotes by Alia Joy
#153. Joy is always an integral part of loving. There is joy in every act of life, no matter how menial or repetitive. To work in love is to work in joy. To live in love is to live in joy ... Why not choose joy? ... Why not live in joy? - Author: Leo Buscaglia
Joy quotes by Leo Buscaglia
#154. Did any artist ever bring more pure joy to more people than Fred Astaire? - Author: Jack Kroll
Joy quotes by Jack Kroll
#155. Joy, it is, which I've never known before, only pleasure or excitement. Joy is a different thing, because its focus exists outside the self-delight in something external, not satisfaction of some inner craving. - Author: Mary Karr
Joy quotes by Mary Karr
#156. Choosing joy involves spiritual surrender, and sometimes we would rather hold on to the pain than surrender our egos. - Author: Marianne Williamson
Joy quotes by Marianne Williamson
#157. [S]ervants of darkness had no lasting joy in their service. In all of them the will for darkness was a perversion of the will for the light. In all but a few maniacs the satisfaction of the will for darkness was at all times countered by a revulsion which the unhappy spirit either dared not confess even to itself, or else rejected as cowardly and evil. - Author: Olaf Stapledon
Joy quotes by Olaf Stapledon
#158. Can you really have thought that love and joy would always be at the mercy of frowns and sighs? - Author: C.S. Lewis
Joy quotes by C.S. Lewis
#159. The closer you come to your core, the greater is your joy. - Author: Torkom Saraydarian
Joy quotes by Torkom Saraydarian
#160. When excitement and passion are evident, people want to be around you - including prospects. Prospects will want to do business with you because your joy is contagious. - Author: Michelle Moore
Joy quotes by Michelle Moore
#161. Our two first parents, yet the only two Of mankind, in the happy garden placed, Reaping immortal fruits of joy and love, Uninterrupted joy, unrivalled love In blissful solitude. - Author: John Milton
Joy quotes by John Milton
#162. Nobody can be happy. You could have moments of happiness, moments of joy. But life is very difficult. Unless you're a total idiot. Then you can be happy. - Author: Irvin Kershner
Joy quotes by Irvin Kershner
#163. In the old days, Christmas lights had come in short strings that were wired serially. If a single bulb burned out or even just loosened in its socket, the circuit was broken and the entire string went dark. One of the season's rituals for Gary and Chip had been to tighten each little brass-footed bulb in a darkened string and then, if this didn't work, to replace each bulb in turn until the dead culprit was found. (What joy the boys had taken in the resurrection of a string!) By the time Denise was old enough to help with the lights, the technology had advanced. The wiring was parallel, and the bulbs had snap-in plastic bases. A single faulty light didn't affect the rest of the community but identified itself instantly for instant replacement ... - Author: Jonathan Franzen
Joy quotes by Jonathan Franzen
#164. Pondering all this down in Reva's black room under her sad, pilly sheets, I felt nothing. I could think of feelings, emotions, but I couldn't bring them up in me. I couldn't even locate where my emotions came from. My brain? It made no sense. Irritation was what I knew best - a heaviness on my chest, a vibration in my neck like my head was revving up before it would rocket off my body. But that seemed directly tied to my nervous system - a physiological response. Was sadness the same kind of thing? Was joy? Was longing? Was love? - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
Joy quotes by Ottessa Moshfegh
#165. No." Her voice was a winter storm. "Understand life. You have lived, loved, lost and now live again. You are young and have suffered but you do not understand. You have the chance to live for hundreds of years, if you desire it. You have the spirit to do so. You will love and suffer again. You will know joy and heartache, trust and betrayal, the good and bad of all life. - Author: G.R. Matthews
Joy quotes by G.R. Matthews
#166. The intuitive connection children feel with animals can be a tremendous source of joy. The unconditional love received from pets, and the lack of artifice in the relationship, contrast sharply with the much trickier dealings with members of their own species. - Author: Frans De Waal
Joy quotes by Frans De Waal
#167. To live a hard life was to make solid and impregnable every way in, until no openings remained and the soul hid in darkness, and no one else could hear its screams, its railing at injustice, its long, agonizing stretches of sadness. Hardness without created hardness within.

Sadness was, she well knew, not something that could be cured. It was not, in fact, a failing, not a flaw, not an illness of spirit. Sadness was never without reason, and to assert that it marked some kind of dysfunction did little more than prove ignorance or, worse, cowardly evasiveness in the one making the assertion. As if happiness was the only legitimate way of being. As if those failing at it needed to be locked away, made soporific with medications; as if the causes of sadness were merely traps and pitfalls in the proper climb to blissful contentment, things to be edged round or bridged, or leapt across on wings of false elation.

Scillara knew better. She had faced her own sadness often enough. Even when she discovered her first means of escaping it, in durhang, she'd known that such an escape was simply a flight from feelings that existed legitimately. She'd just been unable to permit herself any sympathy for such feelings, because to do so was to surrender to their truth.

Sadness belonged. As rightful as joy, love, grief and fear. All conditions of being.

Too often people mistook the sadness in others for self-pity, and in so doing revealed their own ha - Author: Steven Erikson
Joy quotes by Steven Erikson
#168. For a few minutes the anxiety that tormented him had vanished, leaving his mind as serene as the beauty he looked at. Very lovely, he thought, are the sudden moments of relief that come in the midst of strain, those moments of forgetfulness when we are "teased out of thought" by a bird or a flower or the sight of old roofs in the sun; lovely though so transient, the reversal of those brief moments of misery that visit us even in the midst of joy. - Author: Elizabeth Goudge
Joy quotes by Elizabeth Goudge
#169. Darcy rolled the quill between his fingers and looked with benign pity upon his cousin. "You should, you know. It's a wonderful feeling to be the head of your home, with a wife who adores you and whom you adore in return."

Fitzwilliam whipped out his pocket watch. "Oh, look at that. I have to run."
Ignoring him, Darcy turned his face to the fire, a besotted look in his eyes and a smile on his lips. "It's a good feeling to care for your family and their well-being. It makes you finally grow up, I can tell you." He sighed deeply and began attacking his figures once more, his mind filled with unlimited love and joy, thinking on his upcoming paternal responsibilities. "I myself find women to be unbelievably wonderful creations."

"I suppose you will continue with this treacle even as I beg you to stop."

"Well, think about it…" Darcy continued, looking up from his work.

Fitzwilliam groaned.

"They give back to you double and triple whatever little you hand them."

"I think I'm going to be ill, Darcy. Please stop."

"You hand them disparate items of food, and they give you back a wonderful meal. You provide them with four walls and a floor, and they give you back a loving home. You give them your seed," Darcy's eyes misted, his voice choked with emotion. "You give them your seed, and they give you back the most precious thing of all - a child…" They sat in silence together.

"And God help you if - Author: Karen V. Wasylowski
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#170. People with no experience of God tend to think that leaving the faith would be a liberation, a flight from guilt, rules, but what I couldn't forget was the joy I'd known, loving Him. - Author: R.O. Kwon
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#171. In large part, we are teachers precisely because we remember what it was like to be a student. Someone inspired us. Someone influenced us. Or someone hurt us. And we've channeled that joy (or pain) into our own unique philosophies on life and learning and we're always looking for an opportunity to share them - with each other, our students, parents, or in our communities. - Author: Tucker Elliot
Joy quotes by Tucker Elliot
#172. There's no greater joy than being able to touch People's hearts. - Author: Ana Claudia Antunes
Joy quotes by Ana Claudia Antunes
#173. My heart is filled with gladness. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Joy quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#174. Can there be joy and laughter when always the world is ablaze? Enshrouded in darkness, should you not seek light? - Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Joy quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh
#175. The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary. It is the only art which can be practiced at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness. - Author: Holbrook Jackson
Joy quotes by Holbrook Jackson
#176. America is particularly boastful of her great power, her enormous national wealth. Poor America, of what avail is all her wealth, if the individuals comprising the nation are wretchedly poor? If they live in squalor, in filth, in crime, with hope and joy gone, a homeless, soilless army of human prey. - Author: Emma Goldman
Joy quotes by Emma Goldman
#177. The birds, the poets of the animal creation - what though they never get beyond the lyrical! - awoke to utter their own joy, and awake like joy in others of God's children. - Author: George MacDonald
Joy quotes by George MacDonald
#178. There is such joy in a good ship, and a greater joy to have the ship's belly fat with other men's silver. It is the Viking joy, driving a dragon-headed hull through a wind-driven sea towards a future full of feasts and laughter. The Danes taught me that and I love them for it. - Author: Bernard Cornwell
Joy quotes by Bernard Cornwell
#179. Feminist art may ... though perhaps our imaginations are so mutilated now that we are incapable even of the ambition, introduce a new theme ... should we call it 'joy'? - Author: Andrea Dworkin
Joy quotes by Andrea Dworkin
#180. Time is the most valuable resources. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Joy quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#181. in heavenly realms of hellas dwelt
two very different sons of zeus:
one, handsome strong and born to dare
--a fighter to his eyelashes--
the other,cunning ugly lame;
but as you'll shortly comprehend
a marvellous artificer

now Ugly was the husband of
(as happens every now and then
upon a merely human plane)
someone completely beautiful;
and Beautiful,who(truth to sing)
could never quite tell right from wrong,
took brother Fearless by the eyes
and did the deed of joy with him

then Cunning forged a web so subtle
air is comparatively crude;
an indestructible occult
supersnare of resistless metal:
and(stealing toward the blissful pair)
skilfully wafted over them-
selves this implacable unthing

next,our illustrious scientist
petitions the celestial host
to scrutinize his handiwork:
they(summoned by that savage yell
from shining realms of regions dark)
laugh long at Beautiful and Brave
--wildly who rage,vainly who strive;
and being finally released
flee one another like the pest

thus did immortal jealousy
quell divine generosity,
thus reason vanquished instinct and
matter became the slave of mind;
thus virtue triumphed over vice
and beauty bowed to ugliness
and logic thwarted life:and thus--
but look around you,friends and foes

my tragic tale concludes herewith: - Author: E.E. Cummings
Joy quotes by E.E. Cummings
#182. 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. - Author: John Green
Joy quotes by John Green
#183. Experience everything;
Times of sorrow, times of Joy.
Times of darkness, times of light.
Times of lost heart, times of hope.
Times of hate, times of love.
Times of pain , times of peace.
Times of distress, times of dancing.
Times of sickness, times of recover of strength.
Times of lost, times of finding the way.
Times of wandering, times of wonder.
Times of failure, times of success.
Times of fall, times of rise.
Time of sowing, times of harvesting.
Times of injury , times of healing.
Times of waiting, times of fulfilled wish.
Times of praying, times of receiving the promise.
Times of ploughing, times of planting.
Times of dreaming, times of working to achieve the dream.
Times of doubt, times of Faith. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
Joy quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#184. Scholar George Myerson has recently written a study of happiness. After 250 pages tracking moments of joy throughout history, he concludes that humans are happiest hanging with friends, gathered around tables with good food and conversation and laughter. If you can get that table out of doors, so the sun can kiss the skin - if as you dine together you can also provide help for others - then, according to Myerson, you've won the lottery of life.[36] - Author: Leonard Sweet
Joy quotes by Leonard Sweet
#185. What does one person give to another? He gives of himself, of the most precious he has, he gives of his life. This does not necessarily mean that he sacrifices his life for the other - but that he gives him of that which is alive in him; he gives him of his joy, of his interest, of his understanding, of his knowledge, of his humor, of his sadness
of all expressions and manifestations of that which is alive in him. In thus giving of his life, he enriches the other person, he enhances the other's sense of aliveness by enhancing his own sense of aliveness. He does not give in order to receive; giving is in itself exquisite joy. But in giving he cannot help bringing something to life in the other person, and this which is brought to life reflects back to him. - Author: Erich Fromm
Joy quotes by Erich Fromm
#186. I can see myself sitting all day in my chair, immersed in lives, plots, and sentences, intoxicated by words and chimeras, paralyzed by satisfaction and contentment, reading until the deepening twilight, until I can no longer make out the words, until my mind begins to wander, until my aching muscles are no longer able to keep the book aloft. Joy is the anticipation of joy. Reading a fine book for the first time is as sumptuous as the first sip of orange juice that breaks the fast in Ramadan. - Author: Rabih Alameddine
Joy quotes by Rabih Alameddine
#187. We love to learn because learning feels good. It both satisfies and stimulates curiosity. Reading a good book, having a meaningful conversation, listening to great music - just doing these things make us happy. They have no extrinsic purpose. To give them one takes away from their joy. - Author: Zander Sherman
Joy quotes by Zander Sherman
#188. More than whimsy, joy is a weapon we use to fight life's battles. - Author: Margaret Feinberg
Joy quotes by Margaret Feinberg
#189. Don't chase after your thoughts as a shadow follows its object. Don't run after your thoughts. Find joy and peace in this very moment . - Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Joy quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh
#190. Chronos is clocks, deadlines, watches, calendars, agendas, planners, schedules, beepers. Chronos is time at her worst. Chronos keeps track ... Chronos is the world's time. Kairos is transcendence, infinity, reverence, joy, passion, love, the Sacred. Kairos is intimacy with the Real. Kairos is time at her best ... Kairos is Spirit's time. We exist in chronos. We long for kairos. That's our duality. Chronos requires speed so that it won't be wasted. Kairos requires space so that it might be savored. We do in chronos. In kairos we're allowed to be ... It takes only a moment to cross over from chronos into kairos, but it does take a moment. All that kairos asks is our willingness to stop running long enough to hear the music of the spheres. - Author: Sarah Ban Breathnach
Joy quotes by Sarah Ban Breathnach
#191. Give me passion.
Flash.
Give me joy.
Flash.
Give me youth and energy and innocence and beauty.
Flash. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
Joy quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#192. Great things are wrought through simple and small things. Like the small flecks of gold that accumulate over time into a large treasure, our small and simple acts of kindness and service will accumulate into a life filled with love for Heavenly Father, devotion to the work of the Lord Jesus Christ, and a sense of peace and joy each time we reach out to one another. - Author: M. Russell Ballard
Joy quotes by M. Russell Ballard
#193. She died that night. Her last breath took her soul, I saw it in my dream. I saw her soul leave her body as she exhaled, and then she had no more needs, no more reason; she was released from her body, and being released, she continued her journey elsewhere, high in the firmament where soul material gathers and plays out all the dreams and joys of which we temporal beings can barely conceive, all the things that are beyond our comprehension, but even so, are not beyond our attainment if we choose to attain them, and believe that we truly can. - Author: Garth Stein
Joy quotes by Garth Stein
#194. He was part of the night, the creatures known to him, the restless, untamed land matching his hungry soul. Beau watched him,observing the utter stillness marking the dangerous predator, the merciless eyes moving constantly,missing nothing.The powerful, well-muscled body was deceptively relaxed but ready for anything. The face,harshy sensual, beautifully cruel, was etched with hardship and knowledge,rish and peril. Gregori stayed in the shadows,but the silver menace of his gaze glowed with a strange iridescent light in the dark of the night.
Beau took the opportunity to study Savannah. She was everything up close that she had been on the stage, even more. Ethereal, mysterious, sexy. They very stuff of men's fantasies. Her face was flawless, lit up with joy, her eyes clear,like beautiful blue star sapphires. Her laughter was musical and infectious. She was small and innocent beside the predator in his boat. She would touch Gregori's arm, point to something on the embankment, her body brushing his lightly,and each time it happened,those pale eyes would warm to molten mercury and caress fer face intimately,hungrily. - Author: Christine Feehan
Joy quotes by Christine Feehan
#195. It seems that laughter needs an echo. - Author: Henri Bergson
Joy quotes by Henri Bergson
#196. Though the clown is often deadpan, he is a connoisseur of laughter. - Author: Mel Gussow
Joy quotes by Mel Gussow
#197. Sometimes grace is having the strength to persevere through the storm.
Sometimes it's having the guts to rebuild, to take a chance, to follow your nose and your heart rather than your head.
Sometimes grace is finding out that your preconceived notions are dead wrong.
Sometimes it's being surprised by joy.
Sometimes grace is something you can feel even if you can't see it.
And sometimes it's a bowl of watermelon gazpacho when you were expecting Taco Bell. - Author: Cathleen Falsani
Joy quotes by Cathleen Falsani
#198. Listen to a conversation of judgment. How easy it is, and how wonderful these two people feel, with each word, their life feels just a little bit better. How sad they walk away with no conscience instead joy. - Author: Ron Baratono
Joy quotes by Ron Baratono
#199. The paths we take in our lives are also in the hands of God, and He can guide our steps. Elder Richard G. Scott said, "The Lord has a purpose for you, individually. . . . Discover it and fulfill it. It will likely not be revealed all at once but will be unfolded line upon line. As you pray and work hard, you will find threads of understanding that will lead you to the path the Lord wants you to follow for the greatest enduring, meaningful attainment, contribution, joy, and peace of mind. Faithfully and courageously follow those threads of understanding and direction."2 - Author: Brad Wilcox
Joy quotes by Brad Wilcox
#200. Every cloud has a silver lining. The edge of light that shines brightest holds a sliver of hope for a bright today & an even better tomorrow. - Author: Truth Devour
Joy quotes by Truth Devour

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