Joyful Quotes by Lewis Carroll, Albert Camus, Adriana Trigiani, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Katie Holmes, John Keats and many others.
Most joyful let the Poet
be, it is through
him that all men see.
When I pick
, right, I smile
. I smile when I pick the greens, and when I wash
the greens, I smile. Then when I cut them up
, I smile. And then
when I cook
them, I smile. They call
it joyful greens.
What I have come
to believe is that joy is the twin sister
of gratitude. I am most joyful when I am most grateful
Sometimes you have to smile by faith. If you’ll smile by faith, soon
the joy will follow
is that we’re doing it just for the joy of the actual physical
experience. We may record
something just for the fun of it, but the idea is just to be truly
joyful and truly fun, especially for me, because I take
myself too seriously
all the time.
Sustain a bright
and joyful spirit.
We should be so joyful from God’s grace that others would respond
, ‘I wish I had your God.
Even if your body
isn’t healthy, your soul
overcomes that, it doesn’t even care
, it worships anyway
, its joyful anyway. That’s what God wants
to give you in your life.
The more in harmony
with yourself you are, the more joyful you are and the more faithful you are. Faith is not to disconnect
you from reality
– it connects
you to reality.
HARK how all the Welkin rings
“Glory to the Kings
“Peace on Earth, and Mercy mild
“GOD and Sinners
Joyful all ye Nations rise
the Triumph of the Skies,
Universal Nature say
“CHRIST the LORD is born
Fair as the moon
and joyful as the light; Tot wan with waiting
, not with sorrow dim
; Not as she
is, but was when hope shone bright; Not as she is, but as she fills
See your later
years as becoming your treasure
years. Sit quietly
of all the times you were joyful, and let your body feel this joy.
Reading is not work, not a chore
, not a drudgery
; reading is the most joyful thing, yet, in the world.
i do it for the joy it brings
because i’m a joyful girl
because the world owes
and we owe
each other the world
When it’s allowed to be free, love is
life alive, joyful and new
Limitation of one’s freedom might seem
to be something negative
, but love makes it a positive, joyful and creative thing. Freedom exists
for the sake of love.
is as joyful and sweet as an untimely end.
Most of us experience a life full of wonderful moments
moments. But for many of us, even when we are most joyful, there is fear behind
If you think of something negative and you keep it in your head
, you are going to actually
live that. Now, if you think of something great and positive and joyful, you’re going to actually live that. You’ve got
to be careful
what you put
in your head. Basically
, I’ll call that: “Don’t ever play yourself.”
Most of us experience a life full of wonderful moments
moments. But for many of us, even when we are most joyful, there is fear behind
I think it’s scary to be alive, but also exhilarating
You can’t get around pain
, but you can try to be joyful in the trial
, and thank yourself for the trial, and thank God for the strength
to get through it.
To the extent
that your work takes into account
the needs of the world, it will be menaingful; to the extent that through it you express your unique talents
, it will be joyful.
Try to see the joyful side
of life. One must see the pain of life with clear eyes
, and help all he can; but there is also lots
of joy, and on should see that, too.
would end, and when they did, Ian and I would be together, partners in the truest sense. This was a promise
and an obligation
I had never had in all my lives. Thinking of it made me feel joyful and anxious
and desperately impatient
all at the same
timeвЂ”made me feel human.
Be joyful because it is humanly possible.
For me, music making
is the most joyful activity possible, the most perfect expression of any emotion.
Take it upon yourself where you live
to make people around you joyful and full of hope.
being on tour
with a group
of 50, but when one person gets sick
, it goes through the whole company
. We take care
of each other – we’re well stocked on Mucinex. When everything stays
healthy, it’s a joyful experience for everyone.
But all night
, Aslan and the Moon gazed upon each other with joyful and unblinking eyes.
I’ve always believed you’ve got to steal
the joyful moments when you can.
I have, like, two
and a half
years of failed jokes
that I know I wouldn’t repeat, but I certainly
have no comprehension
of what definitely works
. And the only gauge
that I can go by is, ‘This makes me laugh,’ and is joyful… I like to, if possible, do things that people can enjoy
and it doesn’t take anybody
This is my real secret
to being a joyful person: I make my life easy. I spend more time
being grateful for what I have instead of focusing
on what isn’t working
. I no longer
believe that people have to do things my way
and that I have to be perfect.
Joy:show joy & enjoy: then others will be joyful.
If you are joyful, do not worry
about lukewarmness. Joy will shine in your eyes and in your look, in your conversation
and in your countenance
. You will not be able to hide
it because joy overflows.
We must be bright and cheerful
. Long faces
do not make religion
. Religion should be the most joyful thing in the world, because it is the best.
There’s something quite
joyful about doing comedy which doesn’t really need much analysis
. I’m not elitist
. I like to do crowd-pleasing stuff which is a bit smart
, but is just about belly laughs
I’ve been a writer
for a long time
but I kind of had to get rid of a lot of the things I learned
but I kept some
of them too. And things I kept were: don’t be precious, kill your darlings is always good, give it dynamics
– you don’t want it to be all joyful, all sad.
Get rid of anything that isnвЂ™t useful
, beautiful or joyful.
of ‘The Big C’ is such an amazing group of people. They’re so joyful and just open their arms to you as an actor.
If you’re in a painful place, be there, feel it, but don’t stay stuck
there. Do what you’ve got to do to get out of there. And if you’re in a really joyful place, believe that that’s not going to last
There is that awful
moment when you realize that you’re falling in love
. That should be the most joyful moment, and actually it’s not. It’s always a moment that’s full of fear because you know, as night follows
day, the joy is going to rapidly
by some pain or other. All the angst
of a relationship.
When people are deeply
happy they bring a sense of purpose with them wherever
they go, whatever circumstances
they are in. So if they’re changing the oil
in the car, they bring a sense of joyful purpose even to that.
something that you want, become as joyful as you think that thing would make you.
Happiness and joy are not the same. For what does the fervent craving
for joy mean? It does not mean that we wish at any cost
to experience the psychic
state of being joyful. We want to have reason for joy, for an unceasing joy that fills us utterly
, sweeps all before it, exceeds all measure.
It is a very different feeling to be in a fat
body that is moving
a lot to one that hardly moves
at all. It feels like love
. As simple and as joyful as that.
For me as a writer, it’s so joyful to know that someone hears
and responds to what I write
Life teaches you the art of letting go
in every event
. When you have learnt
to let go
, you will be joyful and as you start
being joyful, more will be given to you.
When you think about me talking to Rick Santorum or Pat Buchanan or one of these old guys
of what makes that a joyful experience for me is that in my head I’m thinking, He has to talk to me
. Like, poor Pat Buchanan, all the things you’ve done
and you end up having to talk to me.
The best thing that you can do
to this world is to be joyous. Being joyful, is the greatest offering
you can make to the world.
Treat your eyeballs
to people who are truly joyful, escapist
or interesting for you.
Only if you are joyful, you can be free from the fruit
This is the most joyful day that ever I saw
in my pilgrimage
When we feel joyful, euphoric, happy, we are more open to life, more capable
and handling daily
I hope the doctrine
ought to be gloomy
will soon be driven
out of the universe. There are no people in the world who have such a right to be happy, nor have such cause to be joyful as the saints
of the living God.
I’d drown in a sea of tears if I lived my life ruminating on the past. I would undoubtedly revise memories
to be more joyful that they were, or ever have been.
The joy in what I do is mostly
creativity. I think creativity is an ecstatic impulse
that we all have. And there’s nothing more joyful than having a moment of creative insight
and actually creating, or rather manifesting or incarnating your creative insight into actual, physical reality.
I think it’s really hard to be joyful. I work hard
at it. I always feel like it’s a choice. You can be joyful or you can be depressed
, and there just doesn’t seem to be any future in depression
The certain pathway
to all things
that you want is through the corridor
of joy. Most of you say, ‘When I get that I will be joyful.’ And we say, until
you are joyful, you will not get that. You must start with the decision-with the determination-with the insistence that, ‘I will not settle
than feeling good
What we get from this adventure is just sheer
joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life
. We do not live to eat and make money.
, cleanest, most joyful way to break out
of your own box is by dancing
. I’m not talking
about doing the stand-and-sway. I’m talking about dancing so deep, so hard, so full of the beat
that you are nothing but the dance and the beat and the sweat
and the heat
A lot of people have experimented with hidden cameras
before. What I do, which I think is different from any other style
or hidden camera
, is that it’s all fun. It’s back to that kind of fun that ‘Candid
Camera’ was. It’s not mean-spirited at all. It’s a joyful kind of play with people.
Had they known
at these moments to be quietly joyful? Most likely not. People mostly did not know enough
when they were living life
that they were living it.
I think the source of our sorrow and the source of our joy are intimately entwined
. Our sorrow is that we have forgotten who we are
, we have forgotten we are one with that source of all life – absolutely indestructible
, perfect, joyful. The source of our joy is when we remember that.
on to love is not wrong
, but you need to learn to hold
, caressingly. Let it fly
when it wants. When it’s allowed to be free, love is what makes life alive, joyful, and new. As long as love is in my heart
, it’s everywhere.
I’ve been celebrating the Day of the Dead since I was 6 years old because my grandfather passed away
back then. The Day of the Dead was just a wonderful and joyful celebration
where I can be with him and connect
with him again.
Of all joyful, smiling, ever-laughing experiences, there are none
like those which spring from true religion
My childhood was happy, joyful but very difficult.
Two words: Love leads
. Listen to that ring of love within. If we follow that leading
of love we’ll be guaranteed
an adventurous, positive, joyful life.
Christ is Everything. He is joy, He is life, He is light. He is the true light who makes man
joyful, makes him soar
with happiness; makes him see everything, everybody; makes him feel for everyone, to want everyone with him, everyone with Christ.
The world is extremely
interesting to a joyful soul.
The ultimate goal
isn’t knowledge, but worship. If our learning and knowledge of God do not lead
to the joyful praise
of God, we have failed. We learn only that we might laud, which is to say that theology without doxology
. The only theology worth studying
is a theology that can be sung
There’s no destination
. The journey is all that there is, and it can be very, very joyful.
You cannot judge the value
of a life by its quantity
. It is by the joy that you are feeling. The more joyful you are, the longer you live. Let yourself relax and breathe
and be free and be joyous, and romp.
There is a better place
, the hard but joyful work beyond
struggle, beyond the shadow
of a doubt
. It is our real home, the long-remembered future when everything worked
and things made sense.
One, we [with Alison McGhee] laugh a lot – that was great. Two, I enjoy writing, but it’s a lonely undertaking
. To have someone in the room with me is an absolute delight and makes it seem less impossible
. It became
a kind of comforting
, joyful process.
I do an early
morning meditation from 4am to 6am, a yoga class
from 6am to 7am and then set an intention to feel joyful and energetic
in my body and loving and compassionate in my heart. For the rest
of the day, I just go with the flow.
I have everything I need. Our house is very joyful.
Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn
out the pain.
I try to be upbeat
. I read this book
you to write down everything that you’re grateful for each day
. Now I’m constantly noticing
all the little things that make me joyful.
My biggest pet
peeve is when you go to a fine restaurant
, and it’s like a mausoleum
inside. Good food should be joyful. There should be laughter
, not people sitting there like they’re in a funeral-parlor waiting room.
If I may trust the flattering
truth of sleep,
My dreams presage some joyful news at hand.
sits lightly in his throne
And all this day
an unaccustomed spirit
the ground with cheerful thoughts.
When our mind is calm
, weвЂ™re better able to find peace of mind and live a joyful life.
Prayer need not be a burdensome duty. It is meant to be a joyful and creative privilege
Isn’t joyful or painful this pain in which I rejoice
I always thought
feeling in life is when you’re dancing in a really joyful way and then you hit
your head on something.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward
When a child has a dream and a parent says
, “It’s not financially feasible
; you can’t make a living at that; don’t do it,” we say to the child, run away from home
… You must follow your dream. You will never be joyful if you don’t. Your dream may change, but you’ve got to stay after your dreams
. You have to.
We pray for
; we seek to persuade
those who hate
us without cause to live conformably to the goodly precepts of Christ, that they may become partakers with us of the joyful hope of blessings from God, the Lord of all.
When I began
looking into the Carter catalog
and came across ‘Will My Mother Know Me There,’ it seemed
like such a joyful number and such a song of the spirit that I could hear them all singing it together.
It’s a joyful, humbling feeling to be in different places
around the planet
and people have seen shows
that I’m proud
of being a part of, that do have things to say about the human condition
, the planet, and who we are and where we’ve come from, that will sustain
. Those ideas are universal and they work in any language
Gratitude is a mark
of a noble
soul and a refined
character. We like to be around those who are grateful. They tend to brighten
all around them. They make others feel better
about themselves. They tend to be more humble
, more joyful, more likable
Music is what makes you feel joyful and makes me feel like I’m not alone
. It’s everything.
Any dance of celebration must weave
both the sorrows and the blessings into a joyful step….To heal is to let the Holy Spirit call me
to dance, to believe again, even amid my pain, that God will orchestrate and guide
, all-loving, all-powerful, all-mighty, perfectly
peaceful and joyful Life of God is waiting to be ours. It is a priceless gift
that comes with only one condition: В His Life can only be had in exchange
for our own.
The real end of prayer
is not so much to get this or that single desire granted, as to put human life
into full and joyful conformity
with the will of God.
Know that you are part of a joyful Universe. Allow your romantic
, ecstatic, blissful emotions to appear
in your daily life
. When you feel joy, experience it and express it! As the New Testament
says, ‘Joy is the fruit of the Spirit.’
I think we have an obligation to put on a fun show and put on a concert
, that’s energetic and that spreads joy and open-mindedness. If being open-minded
and joyful is against your political beliefs
, then you know, f**k you.
O Come All Ye Faithful, Joyful and triumphant
. O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem. Come and behold
Him, Born the King of Angels
; O come, let us adore
Him, O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.
A certain joyful, though humble, confidence becomes us when we pray in the Mediator
‘s name. It is due
to Him; when we pray in His name it should be without wavering. Remember His merits
, and how prevalent they must be. ” Let us therefore
to the throne of grace.”
Joy is a very high frequency current
of energy with a great deal
of energy content. Somebody who is joyful has a lot of energy.
One of my favorite
experiences was ‘9 to 5,’ for one reason: Dolly Parton. I learned what it means to really work hard and do it with a sense of humor about yourself
. Every day was joyful.
is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently. So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent
, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving
Why should we need extra
time in which to enjoy ourselves? If we expect
to enjoy our life, we will have to learn to be joyful in all of it, not just at stated intervals
when we can get time or when we have nothing else to do.
of joy is gratefulness
…It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.
are evil, sorrowful, inequitable; and so they will always be. So if you really want to help this world, what you will have to teach is how to live in it. And that no one can do who has not himself learned how to live in it in the joyful sorrow and sorrowful joy of the knowledge of life as it is.
In 1970 I felt so lonely
that I could not give; now I feel so joyful that giving
seems easy. I hope that the day will come when the memory of my present joy will give me
the strength to keep giving even when loneliness
gnaws at my heart.
A lot of people don’t realize that about 98 percent
of the running
I put in is anything but glamorous
: 2 percent joyful participation, 98 percent dedication! It’s a tough formula
out in the forest
in the biting cold
and the flattening heat, and putting in kilometer after kilometer.
If you have done good, set your mind upon it so that it may be repeated
over and over again. Allow yourself to be pleased
by good. Accumulating good is joyful.
of a desire leads to the temporary
stilling of the mind and the experience of the peaceful, joyful Self, it’s no wonder
that we get hooked
on thinking that happiness comes from the satisfaction of desires. This is the meaning of the
If Donald Trump is our nominee
, it could be the end of the Republican
Party. It will split
us and splinter us in a way that we may never be able to recover
. And the Democrats
will be joyful about it. It’s not going to happen.
Do the work. Do the analysis. But feel your run. Feel your race
. Feel the joy that is running.
There’s nothing more joyful than when a player
, who you don’t know if they are going to be able to cut it at the top
level, gets their head down and puts
everything into their career
Not only do we cheat
ourselves and those around us if we are only glum or always wary
when it comes time to respond to divine
stirrings. No, we are then also being simply unfaithful
to the surrounding
reality. The one who purges gloom
has given occasions
, in the midst
of life’s sadness, to be joyful.
I`m the tortoise
in the race, but I`m a joyful tortoise.
Dad was joyful until the day he died, and I think that joy was deeply rooted in his love affair
is one of the most joyful pursuits a human can take up. But there’s no joy in a deadzone. If you’ve ever surfed in turds
and medical waste
you don’t want to repeat the experience.
to knowing joy is being easily
Go to the Scriptures
… the joyful promises
it contains will be a balsam to all your troubles.
I’ve always loved polka dots
. Ah, oui. It is a joyful shape
, the polka dot
. It is alive.
I’d say that I’m a really quite a joyful person in general
, but I think the idea of joy can be extremely complex
, and rich and varied
Begin now, as you read these words, as you sit
in your chair
, to offer
your whole selves, utterly and in joyful abandon
, in quiet, glad surrender to Him who is within. In secret ejaculations of praise, turn in humble wonder to the Light, faint
though it may be.
I have no use for cranks who despise
music, because it is a gift of God. Music drives
away the Devil and makes people joyful; they forget thereby
, unchastity, arrogance
, and the like. Next after theology, I give to music the highest
place and the greatest honor