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Quotations About / On: JOY

  • 1.
    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)
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  • 2.
    The aftermath of joy is not usually more joy.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 3.
    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).)
    More quotations from: Dorothy L Nolte, joy, child
  • 4.
    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).)
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  • 5.
    Our goal should be to achieve joy.
    (Ana Castillo (b. 1953), Mexican-American poet, essayist, and feminist. Massacre of the Dreamers, ch. 7 (1994).)
    More quotations from: Ana Castillo, joy
  • 6.
    Energy falls just short of being joy.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 7.
    As night falls, every joy glows brighter.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
    More quotations from: Mason Cooley, joy, night
  • 8.
    Surely joy is the condition of life.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Natural History of Massachusetts" (1842), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 106, Houghton Mifflin (1906). A declaration inspired by Thoreau's contemplation of the sheer variety and liveliness of creatures in nature.)
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  • 9.
    We are superior to the joy we experience.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, December 22, 1853, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 225, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 10.
    Silence is the perfectest herald of joy.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Claudio, in Much Ado About Nothing, act 2, sc. 1, l. 306. Unable to express his happiness on being offered Hero in marriage.)
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