Quotations About / On: JOY

  • 41.
    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).)
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  • 42.
    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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  • 43.
    True kindness presupposes the faculty of imagining as one's own the suffering and joys of others.
    (André Gide (1869-1951), French author. "Portraits and Aphorisms," Pretexts (1903).)
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  • 44.
    Every parent can imagine the joys of child abuse.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 45.
    Our goal should be to achieve joy.
    (Ana Castillo (b. 1953), Mexican-American poet, essayist, and feminist. Massacre of the Dreamers, ch. 7 (1994).)
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  • 46.
    It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
    (Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German-born U.S. physicist. Motto for the astronomy building of Junior College, Pasadena, California.)
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  • 47.
    When the affections so kindly break loose, Joy, is another name for Religion.
    (Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. Sermons, sermon 20, "The prodigal son" (1766), ed. Melvyn New, University Press of Florida (1996). Sterne's comment on the welcomed return of the prodigal.)
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  • 48.
    We should spread joy, but, as far as we can, repress sorrow.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Of Vanity," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. III, ch. 9, Abel Langelier, Paris (1588).)
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  • 49.
    What joy can the years bring half so sweet as the unhappiness they've taken away?
    (Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Last Words," All Trivia (1933).)
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  • 50.
    A good newspaper is never nearly good enough but a lousy newspaper is a joy forever.
    (Garrison Keillor (b. 1942), U.S. author. "That Old 'Picayune-Moon'," Harper's (New York, Sept. 1990).)
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