Quotations About / On:
“Find a place inside where theres joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”
There is no greater joy in life than the joy of creating something.
(Abhay Kumar, Interview with Abhay K, by Bhaswati Ghosh on September 5, 2007)
The aftermath of joy is not usually more joy.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
Of all the joys that lighten suffering earth, what joy is welcomed like a newborn child?
(Dorothy L. Nolte (20th century), U.S. poet. The Last Word, ed. Carolyn Warner, ch. 16 (1992).)
How much better is it to weep at joy than to joy at weeping!
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Leonato, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 1, sc. 1, l. 27-9.
On Claudio's uncle, who weeps for joy that his nephew is safe.)
Your joy is my joy! And your laughter heals my soul.
There might you have beheld one joy crown another, so and in such manner that it seemed sorrow wept to take leave of them, for their joy waded in tears.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. 3rd Gentleman, in The Winter's Tale, act 5, sc. 2, l. 43-6.
On the reconciliation of Leontes and Polixenes.)
We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.
(Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Don Diègue, in The Cid, act 3, sc. 5 (1637).)
I wish you joy of your unhappiness, since you cling to it so.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
Work as joy, inaccessible to the psychologists.
(Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Prague German Jewish author, novelist. The Eighth Notebook, 1918. The Blue Octavo Notebooks, ed. Max Brod, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins. Exact Change, Cambridge, MA (1991). Dearest Father: Stories and Other Writings, trans. by Ernst Kaiser and Eithne Wilkins, New York, Schocken Books (1954).)