Joy Quotes - Page 5

You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy.

– John Calvin

At present, I am mainly observing the physical motion of mountains, water, trees and flowers. One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body, of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants.

– Egon Schiele

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

– Percy Bysshe Shelley

Love is cheering and sharing and compassion and giving and receiving. Love is an action thing more than a word thing, that brings comfort or joy or relief to anyone or anything.

– Ziggy Marley

Jesus lived a life that was full of joy and contradictions and fights, you know? If they were to paint a picture of Jesus without contradictions, the gospels would be fake, but the contradictions are a sign of authenticity.

– Paulo Coelho

The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.

– Mark Twain

Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.

– Joseph Campbell

Whatever it is that I feel, I express it! I am free with my joy, my laughter, my pleasure, my pain, and I am blessed in that way as an actress that I can access those feelings within myself and not be ashamed to show whatever that is that’s appropriate for the character.

– Kimberly Elise

Carrying a grudge is a heavy burden. As you forgive, you will feel the joy of being forgiven.

– Henry B. Eyring

The real joy is in constructing a sentence. But I see myself as an actor first because writing is what you do when you are ready and acting is what you do when someone else is ready.

– Steve Martin

I’ve always associated the moment of writing with a moment of lift, of joy, of unexpected reward.

– Seamus Heaney

Musical composition should bring happiness and joy to people and make them forget their troubles.

– Horace Silver

It has been an ache and a joy both to look over this big shoulder of mine at all my yesterdays.

– Ethel Waters

Fearlessness is not only possible, it is the ultimate joy. When you touch nonfear, you are free.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference.

– Audre Lorde

There is that awful moment when you realize that you’re falling in love. That should be the most joyful moment, and actually it’s not. It’s always a moment that’s full of fear because you know, as night follows day, the joy is going to rapidly be followed by some pain or other. All the angst of a relationship.

– Helen Mirren

While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.

– Lewis Carroll

Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.

– Mahatma Gandhi

Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best.

– Bernard Meltzer

Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy and serenity.

– Thich Nhat Hanh