Joy Quotes - Page 2

Nothing gives me quite so much joy as when people tell me they’ve had their pets spayed or neutered.

– Bob Barker

The deep joy we take in the company of people with whom we have just recently fallen in love is undisguisable.

– John Cheever

I hate this fast growing tendency to chain men to machines in big factories and deprive them of all joy in their efforts – the plan will lead to cheap men and cheap products.

– Richard Wagner

Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven.

– John Donne

So, I’m on ‘Sesame Street,’ walking around with all these monsters, Elmo and his buddies, a whole bunch of chickens, a whole bunch of penguins and a number four dancing about. It was just pure joy, simple, ridiculous fun, stupid joy. There’s no irony. ‘Sesame Street’ is just a crazy great place to be.

– Feist

In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.

– W. H. Auden

There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.

– Henry Ford

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.

– Ho Chi Minh

God loves us; the devil hates us. God wants us to have a fulness of joy as He has. The devil wants us to be miserable as he is. God gives us commandments to bless us. The devil would have us break these commandments to curse us.

– Ezra Taft Benson

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.

– Khalil Gibran

I’m no expert. I have no psychic powers, and I sure don’t possess any secret wisdom. I’m just Janet. I have strengths, weaknesses, fears, happiness, sadness. I experience joy and I experience pain. I’m highly emotional. I’m very vulnerable.

– Janet Jackson

It’s always wonderful to get to know women, with the mystery and the joy and the depth. If you can make a woman laugh, you’re seeing the most beautiful thing on God’s Earth.

– Keanu Reeves

We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.

– Pierre Corneille

I seem to be thinking rationally again in the style that is characteristic of scientists. However, this is not entirely a matter of joy as if someone returned from physical disability to good physical health.

– John Forbes Nash, Jr.

If you’re not having a good time, find something else that gives you some joy in life.

– Penny Marshall

Exercise your purchasing power as a consumer, volunteer and bring joy to those in need, and share your experiences, tell your stories, and inspire others along the way.

– Blake Mycoskie

Whenever any great song or album gets lost in the ether, someone is deprived of the joy of hearing it, and the great effort of those who created and recorded the work is damaged.

– Henry Rollins

Musicians from the beginning of time have been there to express the mood and the musical feelings in the air for whatever’s going on in that particular culture. It’s the greatest joy as a musician to be able to translate that, be part of something and watch the scenery around you.

– Trey Anastasio

I guess I write four or five hours a day, but I do it seven days a week. It’s very disciplined, yes, but it’s joy for me.

– James Patterson

Genuine happiness comes from within, and often it comes in spontaneous feelings of joy.

– Andrew Weil