Selected Joy Quotes

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy

Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet

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

Find joy in everything you choose to do. The soul’s joy lies in doing

If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment. Let your joy be in your journey—not in some distant goal

The joy that isn’t shared dies young

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

We have to embrace obstacles to reach the next stage of joy

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy

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

Laughter is wine for the soul – laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness – the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living

To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with

Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens

Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God. A thing of beauty is a joy forever

Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair…

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

Every tear has a smile behind it

Out of the fullness of the heart, the mouth speaks

The person who gets stuck on petty happiness, will not attain great happiness

Sorrow doesn’t kill, reckless joy does

Virtue and happiness are mother and daughter

A person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are

Woman’s Joy:

“Man can never know the loneliness a woman knows. Man lies in the woman’s womb only to gather strength, he nourishes himself from this fusion, and then he rises and goes into the world, into his work, into battle, into art. He is not lonely. He is busy. The memory of the swim in amniotic fluid gives him energy, completion. Woman may be busy too, but she feels empty. Sensuality for her is not only a wave of pleasure in which she is bathed, and a charge of electric joy at contact with another. When man lies in her womb, she is fulfilled, each act of love a taking of man within her, an act of birth and rebirth, of child rearing and man bearing. Man lies in her womb and is reborn each time anew with a desire to act, to be. But for woman, the climax is not in the birth, but in the moment man rests inside of her.”
― Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

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