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Best Joy Quotes:

I don’t care about the gold records and all of that stuff. I care about what we do onstage, and the joy that we bring to people.

Clarence Clemons

When a fan says, ‘Man, you saved my life; I heard ‘Jungleland’… and I cried… and I felt joy in my life again,’ that’s my hall of fame.

Clarence Clemons

Tom Brady has given a tremendous amount of happiness joy and amazement to people all over New England and to fans outside New England as well.

Charlie Baker

That’s the joy of making a movie: watching all the elements come together.

Taron Egerton

I get great joy from creating the perfect Norman Rockwell holiday. This is why I think I might be Martha Stewart’s brother from another mother.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

It’s such a joy to be able to have friendships free from worry. It’s so lovely to live without fear.

Pattie Boyd

I hope they’re reminded that joy is very easy to access if you just put down your phone, look at another person, and make a human connection. You’ll find a new experience that you wouldn’t have had otherwise.

Phillipa Soo

It’s human nature: for most investors, the pain of stocks going down is more tangible than the joy of when they go up. The common impulse is to do something – anything – to minimise the pain.

Whitney Tilson

Cars bring me sheer joy.

Evan Spiegel

God created you to honor Him, find joy, and serve others. Don’t sleep on that.

Trip Lee

‘Botanicula’ tells the story of a group of twigs, nuts, and leaves trying to escape with the life essence of a tree in tow before nasties from another world destroy them and everything else in their path. Yes, it’s a point-and-click adventure game, but behind every click, there’s a bit of joy to be found. Bugs sing. Bees dance.

Rob Manuel

As an actor, you just like to be able to play as much range. I just want to be invisible. I want to be able to be perceived as an artist as opposed to ‘a black actor’: that’s the joy.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

The joy of making a genre film is that you have audiences in that place, and it’s a perfect place to start because all it takes is finding ways to startle them out of that complacency and encourage a different kind of engagement.

Ari Aster

Most people in the Western world grow up with the received wisdom that Mozart was a genius. But few people necessarily know why. More than anyone else, he captured this something which is the human condition, the fine line that we all constantly dance between joy and pain, between absolute happiness and absolute heartbreak.

Charles Hazlewood

Cooking is one of those things that is universal to people. And any time you can teach somebody a way to connect with all people, there’s so much joy in it. And it is always going to be exciting.

Damaris Phillips

That joy of a creative environment, without any restrictions, is hard to leave.

Powers Boothe

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

Ethel Waters

I write about art out of gratitude to painters for the joy and spiritual uplift they have given me. Painters interpret for us the visual glories of God and, in this way, bring us closer to Him.

Susan Vreeland

I’m from New Orleans, which is all about direct engagement out in the street with all the parades and Mardi Gras Indians and jazz funerals. I’m trying to take that and put it into my generation, a group that doesn’t have enough joy and celebration in their lives.

Jon Batiste

If the machines can take the drudgery out of it and just leave us with the joy of drawing, then that’s the best of both worlds – and I’ll use those computers!

Don Bluth

I could have had someone else take care of my child but I did it because that was my moral obligation and also it was a joy and I felt it was in the best interests of the child.

Gloria Allred

We often think about happiness as trying to increase our joy, but it’s also about decreasing our worry. So what you get for paying those high taxes is, if you’re a parent thinking about putting your child through school, you don’t have to worry about it, because all education through college is free.

Dan Buettner

I think any critic that takes a swipe at ‘Full House’ is like taking the family dog. The dog brings you joy and happiness and makes you forget your problems, and that’s all ‘Full House’ does. Literally, taking a potshot at that show is like taking the family dog.

Lori Loughlin

Now that I’m acting, I’ve realized that I don’t have a lot of barriers. Certain actors have a hard time with anger or with joy or with whatever, and, I don’t know, I don’t seem to have those barriers.

Jay Duplass

Make choices that bring love and joy to your body. It’s not about perfection; it’s about love and gratitude for an amazing body that works hard and deserves your respect.

Alysia Reiner

When your arms are out wide, you’ll capture love and joy and golden moments but other things, too. Mistrust will sneak in on a wave of that joy, and complications will ride the backs of the golden moments, and there will be both love and the risks of love. That’s the way it is. That’s the design.

Deb Caletti

Find joy and solace in the simple, and cultivate your utopia by feeling the Tao in every cubic inch of space.

Wayne Dyer

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I’ve always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It’s been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It’s a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.

Michael Jordan

Well, your greatest joy definitely comes from doing something for another, especially when it was done with no thought of something in return.

Michael Jordan

If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.

Audrey Hepburn

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

I believe enlightenment or revelation comes in daily life. I look for joy, the peace of action. You need action. I’d have stopped writing years ago if it were for the money.

Paulo Coelho

I believe God’s keeping the records, and I believe you will be rewarded even in this life. Somehow, some way, God will make it up to you. It may be He protected you from an accident you never knew. You can’t give God something without God giving you more in return, whether it’s peace or joy or satisfaction.

Joel Osteen

I’m not a big believer in trying to jam stuff down somebody’s throat: ‘You’re going to do it my way.’ I’d rather show by example and live my life and have people say, ‘You know what, I want to live like Joel has. He’s got peace and joy, and he seems content.’

Joel Osteen

When we tell the story of our own conversion, I would have it done with great sorrow, remembering what we used to be, and with great joy and gratitude, remembering how little we deserve these things.

Charles Spurgeon

The revealed Word awakened me, but it was the preached Word that saved me, and I must ever attach peculiar value to the hearing of the truth, for by it I received the joy and peace in which my soul delights.

Charles Spurgeon

After many years of great mercy, after tasting of the powers of the world to come, we still are so weak, so foolish; but, oh! when we get away from self to God, there all is truth and purity and holiness, and our heart finds peace, wisdom, completeness, delight, joy, victory.

Charles Spurgeon

The exercise of benevolence is joy to loving hearts: the more pain it costs, the more joy it is. Kind actions make us happy, and in such joy we find communion with the great heart of Jesus.

Charles Spurgeon

Let not a libation of tears be the only offering at the shrine of Jesus; let us also rejoice with joy unspeakable. If we have need to lament our sin, how much more to rejoice at our pardon!

Charles Spurgeon

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

Thich Nhat Hanh

We fear that this moment will end, that we won’t get what we need, that we will lose what we love, or that we will not be safe. Often, our biggest fear is the knowledge that one day our bodies will cease functioning. So even when we are surrounded by all the conditions for happiness, our joy is not complete.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Most of us experience a life full of wonderful moments and difficult moments. But for many of us, even when we are most joyful, there is fear behind our joy.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Thich Nhat Hanh

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

Thich Nhat Hanh

Whatever I do is done out of sheer joy; I drop my fruits like a ripe tree. What the general reader or the critic makes of them is not my concern.

Henry Miller

Instead of asking ‘How much damage will the work in question bring about?’ why not ask ‘How much good? How much joy?’

Henry Miller

With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.

William Wordsworth

There are, as is known, insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life’s highest, most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death.

Soren Kierkegaard

Joy’s smile is much closer to tears than laughter.

Victor Hugo

Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.

William Butler Yeats

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

William Butler Yeats

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.

Rabindranath Tagore

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.

Aeschylus

A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.

Bertrand Russell

There are those who believe Black people possess the secret of joy and that it is this that will sustain them through any spiritual or moral or physical devastation.

Alice Walker

Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

Mother Teresa

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

Henry Ford

Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity, and more absurdity. And maybe that’s what gives us our joy for living, because the only thing that can defeat absurdity is lucidity.

Albert Camus

Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.

C. S. Lewis

Real joy seems to me almost as unlike security or prosperity as it is unlike agony.

C. S. Lewis

Joy is the serious business of Heaven.

C. S. Lewis

Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.

Joseph Campbell

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

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness – great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.

Jim Rohn

I’ve never had a divorce, but I’ve seen so many of my friends, my sister, my family go through that stuff, so I try to write for the people that can’t write about it. I take on their sorrow, so I’m able to kind of express it, or their joy.

Dolly Parton

Jazz, to me, is one of the inherent expressions of Negro life in America: the eternal tom-tom beating in the Negro soul – the tom-tom of revolt against weariness in a white world, a world of subway trains, and work, work, work; the tom-tom of joy and laughter, and pain swallowed in a smile.

Langston Hughes

To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.

Eckhart Tolle

Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor’s nose.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.

William Blake

I have no name: I am but two days old. What shall I call thee? I happy am, Joy is my name. Sweet joy befall thee!

William Blake

Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.

William Blake

Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.

William Blake

No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the joy of discovering something no one knew before.

Stephen Hawking

Some people would claim that things like love, joy and beauty belong to a different category from science and can’t be described in scientific terms, but I think they can now be explained by the theory of evolution.

Stephen Hawking

My three children have brought me great joy.

Stephen Hawking

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.

Lao Tzu

We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.

Helen Keller

We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.

Buddha

Joy, feeling one’s own value, being appreciated and loved by others, feeling useful and capable of production are all factors of enormous value for the human soul.

Maria Montessori

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.

William Arthur Ward

I believe that a trusting attitude and a patient attitude go hand in hand. You see, when you let go and learn to trust God, it releases joy in your life. And when you trust God, you’re able to be more patient. Patience is not just about waiting for something… it’s about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting.

Joyce Meyer

The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy.

Henri Nouwen

It appears to me impossible that I should cease to exist, or that this active, restless spirit, equally alive to joy and sorrow, should be only organized dust.

Mary Wollstonecraft

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

Mark Twain

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

Albert Einstein

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.

Leonardo da Vinci

The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.

Jim Rohn

He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity’s sun rise.

WILLIAM BLAKE

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.

William Blake

We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time, and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves. And we’ll also have a lot more joy in living.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.

Leo Buscaglia

Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one’s identity as a being of worth and dignity.

Rollo May

I am a writer. I suppose I think that the highest gift that man has is art, and I am audacious enough to think of myself as an artist – that there is both joy and beauty and illumination and communion between people to be achieved through the dissection of personality.

Lorraine Hansberry

Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom.

Erik Erikson

Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of a good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles.

Pierre de Coubertin

I have no doubt that the digital immersion of our children will provide a rich life of entertainment and information and knowledge. My concern is that they will not learn, with their passive immersion, the joy and the effort of the third life, of thinking one’s own thoughts and going beyond what is given.

Maryanne Wolf

The people of Southwest have always been my pride, my joy and my love. Their indomitable dedication and esprit de corps have taken Southwest from a three-airplane dream to a 500-airplane reality.

Herb Kelleher

Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.

Rosalind Russell

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.

Eleonora Duse

In South Korea, they believe that when you turn 60, you’ve become a baby again and the rest of your life should be totally about joy and happiness, and people should leave you alone, and I just think that that’s the height of intelligence.

Alice Walker

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.

Charles R. Swindoll

And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves ‘It’s pretty, but is it Art?’

Rudyard Kipling

Disney, who brought joy, arguably, to billions of people, was, perhaps, or had some… racist proclivities. He formed and supported an/anti-Semitic industry lobby. And he was certainly, on the evidence of his company’s policies, a gender bigot.

Meryl Streep

True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Whoever loves above all the approach of love will never know the joy of attaining it.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Man cannot live without joy; therefore when he is deprived of true spiritual joys it is necessary that he become addicted to carnal pleasures.

Thomas Aquinas

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

Duke is an ugly word in Kentucky. Nothing in the world compares to the joy of beating those hateful swine from Duke.

Hunter S. Thompson

Love is the expression of one’s values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another.

Ayn Rand

Be good, keep your feet dry, your eyes open, your heart at peace and your soul in the joy of Christ.

Thomas Merton

Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life.

Virginia Woolf

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

Charles Dickens

The ineffable joy of forgiving and being forgiven forms an ecstasy that might well arouse the envy of the gods.

Elbert Hubbard

The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.

Rumi

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.

Emily Dickinson

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a Twin.

Lord Byron

It is only in the act of nursing that a woman realizes her motherhood in visible and tangible fashion; it is a joy of every moment.

Honore de Balzac

Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow.

Honore de Balzac

The only history is a mere question of one’s struggle inside oneself. But that is the joy of it. One need neither discover Americas nor conquer nations, and yet one has as great a work as Columbus or Alexander, to do.

D. H. Lawrence

When I took the habit, the Lord immediately showed me how He favours those who do violence to themselves in order to serve Him. No one saw what I endured… At the moment of my entrance into this new state I felt a joy so great that it has never failed me even to this day; and God converted the dryness of my soul into a very great tenderness.

Saint Teresa of Avila

My dad would go to work every day and write in a room full of funny people. He enjoyed it. I know great writers who find the process agonising but to me, writing has always been sheer joy.

Joss Whedon

Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace.

Pope Francis

Now, when I hear that Christians are getting together in order to defend the people of Israel, of course it brings joy to my heart. And it simply says, look, people have learned from history.

Elie Wiesel

I guess I don’t think there’s any reason to feel guilty about having joy in your life, regardless of how bad things are in the world.

Jeff Tweedy

I write to satisfy the story or poem or piece of fascinating research that speaks to me. To rub a sore, to resonate with joy, to answer a question no one else has satisfactorily answered for me.

Jane Yolen

My beloved husband goes through radiation, and a book of sonnets is my passionate response. And then after he dies, I write another book of poems as a farewell. The two keywords here are passion and joy. I simply have a passion for writing, and I do it with joy.

Jane Yolen

I was able to shoot a movie like ‘Tree of Life’ because I had done ‘Y Tu Mama Tambien.’ The camera needed to capture that sense of freedom and joy and life you have when you’re young.

Emmanuel Lubezki

Talk of joy: there may be things better than beef stew and baked potatoes and home-made bread – there may be.

Ray Stannard Baker

I like to smile. I try to bring happiness on and off the pitch. I don’t understand how you can play football without joy.

Santi Cazorla

Do not be afraid that joy will make the pain worse; it is needed like the air we breathe.

Goran Persson

There is no joy so great as that of reporting that a good play has come to town.

Brooks Atkinson

Laughter and joy are part of the beauty of life.

Diogo Morgado

From my point of view, there is a lot of joy in stage work.

George Peppard