Joyful Quotes

Joyful Quotes by Katie Holmes, Julie Garwood, Gary Zukav, Jack Kornfield, Dorothy Day, Betty Smith and many others.

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Definitely trust yourself. Work hard. Be honest with yourself. And life can be joyful. It is joyful. Just give it your all and it’s all going to work out.
Katie Holmes
Isabelle, it’s all right for you to be a little afraid, but you should also be very excited and joyful, too. You’re about to bring a new life into this world.” “I would rather Winslow do it.
Julie Garwood
A spiritual partnership is between people who promise themselves to use all of their experiences to grow spiritually. They use their emotions to show them how to create constructive and healthy and joyful consequences instead of destructive and unhealthy and painful consequences.
Gary Zukav
The aim of spiritual life is to awaken a joyful freedom, a benevolent and compassionate heart in spite of everything.
Jack Kornfield
It is not easy always to be joyful, to keep in mind the duty of delight.
Dorothy Day
I came to a clear conclusion, and it is a universal one: To live, to struggle, to be in love with life–in love with all life holds, joyful or sorrowful–is fulfillment. The fullness of life is open to all of us.
Betty Smith
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.
Gary Zukav
I am a joyful conservative, unafraid to articulate big ideas with an optimistic smile.
Kevin Cramer
Be joyful and experience pleasurable lives.
Christiane Northrup
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.
Esther Hicks
I kept listening to albums where I’d hear this very joyful sound – and it was always the glockenspiel. Then I ordered one online, and I figured out how to play it.
Rachel Boston
Industry, technology, and commerce can thrive only as long as an idealistic national community offers the necessary preconditions. And these do not lie in material egoism, but in a spirit of sacrifice and joyful renunciation.
Adolf Hitler
By forgiving, we are training ourselves to be strong, confident, joyful, peaceful, happy, and loving. These positive attributes end up affecting every part of our lives.
Paul J. Meyer
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.
Emma Hayes
Marriage is an ongoing thing, man. You continue to work at it. But it’s joyful. And joyous. I don’t care if people are living without a marriage certificate. It’s just about people, in some way, saying to each other, ‘I commit to you. I will help you in this life.’
James McAvoy
I hope that I will never forget the salvific power of joyful laughter.
Madeleine L’Engle
When I rise up, let me rise up joyful like a bird. When I fall, let me fall without regret like a leaf.
Wendell Berry
If we think we will have joy only by praying and singing psalms, we will be disillusioned. But if we fill our lives with simple good things and constantly thank God for them, we will be joyful, that is, full of joy.
Richard J. Foster
When we eat vegetarian foods, we needn’t worry about what kind of disease our food died from; this makes a joyful meal!
John Harvey Kellogg
I believe that the most joyful and intrinsic motivation human beings have for taking any action is the desire to meet our needs and the needs of others.
Marshall B. Rosenberg
Autumn is as joyful and sweet as an untimely end.
Remy de Gourmont
The very life within you is longing to be joyful because joyfulness is the nature of the source of creation.
Jaggi Vasudev
A house with a great wine stored below lives in our imagination as a joyful house, fast and splendidly rooted in the soil.
George Meredith
I look at my kids, who were born under a Black president, who hop around the living room naked and joyful, mimicking Simone Biles, and just think, Damn, they got some amazing role models of Black excellence.
Emily Raboteau
The soul has no other wish than to have an unlimited number of fearless, joyful playmates on the journey home.
Penney Peirce
One always treads with a joyful step when one has dropped the burden called the ego.
Anthony de Mello
It is a grief over the fate of the Earth that contains within it a joyful hope, that we might reclaim this Earth.
Susan Griffin
When I talk to Steve Martin, he’s joyful when he talks about comedy.
David Steinberg
Isn’t joyful or painful this pain in which I rejoice
Fernando Pessoa
Assured of your salvation by the unique grace of our Lord Jesus Christ” is the heartbeat of the gospel, joyful liberation from fear of the Final Outcome, a summons to self-acceptance, and freedom for a life of compassion toward others.
Brennan Manning
In trouble to be troubled, Is to have your trouble doubled! [People who get upset and worried at the first sign of misfortune are only making their situation worse and thereby doubling their troubles. Stay calm and happy. Cool and joyful heads are more likely to survive and prevail.]
Daniel Defoe
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 down.
Taran Killam
Joy:show joy & enjoy: then others will be joyful.
Sylvia Plath
Right now is the time for you to visualize and create your future. Make it as healthy and bright and joyful as you can. It’s your life, and you’re going to live it.
Louise Hay
The joyful news for anyone who desires to be rid of the consequences of past poor choices is that the Lord sees weaknesses differently than He does rebellion. Whereas the Lord warns that unrepented rebellion will bring punishment, when the Lord speaks of weaknesses, it is always with mercy.
Richard G. Scott
I hate hospitals. Even if it’s a joyful occasion when a friend gave birth. It’s like, ‘Oh, look at the beautiful baby…. and all the disease on the walls…’
Rob Huebel
I’m very organized – and the best thing – when you love your work, you don’t mind putting in 15 hour days. It’s joyful.
Adriana Trigiani
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 in Hollywood 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.
Maya Forbes
Always maintain a joyful mind. Appreciate the struggles as opportunities to wake up.
Jeff Bridges
My natural disposition is pretty joyful, but you know, I have bad days and sad moments like anybody else.
Tracee Ellis Ross
It’s joyful to give. But for people who want to take advantage of you, you’re kind of an easy mark.
Larry King
A joyful congregation is an attractive congregation.
T. B. Joshua
So it’s joyful to me, in my 71st year, to be able to be in a play that is absolutely right for my age and my experience, and that is a popular success. What more could you ask as an actor?
Ian Mckellen
And the dream we were conceived in will reveal a joyful face… and the world we once believed in will shine again in grace. Then why do we keep strangling life wound this Earth, crucify its soul. Though it’s plain to see, this world is heavenly. We could be God’s glow… Heal the world.
Michael Jackson
In the face of life’s difficulties, let us ask the Lord for the strength to remain joyful witnesses to our faith.
Pope Francis
The more we allow ourselves to enjoy, the more reasons we find to be joyful.
Marianne Williamson
Kamby Bolongo Mean River is an original and fearless fiction. It bears genetic traces of Beckett and Stein, but Robert Lopez’s powerful cadences and bleak, joyful wit are all his own.
Sam Lipsyte
This is what people have been missing: politics shouldn’t be about the dour cultishness and pomposity that dominated the left for decades – it should be joyful and exuberant.
Ash Sarkar
The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn’t simple.
Doris Janzen Longacre
There is no other relationship quite like that which can and should exist between a boy and his dad. It can be one of the most nurturing, joyful relationships in life, one that can have a profound impact on who boys become and also on who dads become.
M. Russell Ballard
The essence of all health begins through joyful living.
Jesse Dylan
Surfing 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.
Tim Winton
The sense of the joy in anything is the sense of Christ.
Caryll Houselander
For me as a writer, it’s so joyful to know that someone hears and responds to what I write.
Elizabeth Berg
I am very happy to be here in Manchester. It’s a real joyful moment for me. I’ve always dreamt of playing in English football. When Manchester United was mentioned I didn’t have to think twice.
Eric Bailly
I wanted to really delve into the idea of reckoning with difficult things in one’s past – and celebrating the joyful things, and honoring the stories that have made me who I am.
Arlo Parks
Music is what makes you feel joyful and makes me feel like I’m not alone. It’s everything.
Natalie Prass
Being a joyful vegan is the best way I know to contribute to the happiness of others, ultimately ensuring our own happiness.
Sharon Gannon
The power of this experience [fatherhood] can never be explained. It is one of those joyful codings that rumbles in the species far below understanding. When it is experienced it makes you one with all men in a way that fills you with warmth and harmony.
Kent Nerburn
I’m open to any project, but my joyful projects are those through which I can say something and through which I can speak to the an audience of people in the world, and I can be that vehicle through which something can be said, I find that entirely thrilling and joyful.
Ben Kingsley
Whatever happens in your life, joyful or painful, do not be swept away by reactivity. Be patient with yourself and don’t lose your sense of perspective.
Pema Chodron
With all the strength of my soul, I testify that God lives, that His
Beloved Son is the firstfruits of the Resurrection, that the gospel of
Jesus Christ is that penetrating light that makes of every hopeless
dawn a joyful morning.
Thomas S. Monson
If we can find ways to love life and be joyful without being wasteful or destructive–that’s what’s important.
Natalie Portman
Mistakes are joyful, truth infernal.
Albert Camus
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.
Ellen DeGeneres
Living big and joyful and content is almost always the result of our finding satisfaction in life’s ordinary day-to-day pleasures. And God must be fond of them, too, for He made so many of them for us to enjoy.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Style is joyful if you allow yourself to have joy.
Stacy London
Just from a psychological standpoint, it’s really helpful having films with a joyful message and positivity, so we try to do that with all our movies, really.
Christopher Miller
If someone analyzed your words today, what percentage would be tender, encouraging, uplifting, faith-building, and joyful? Would it match Christ’s proportions?
David Jeremiah
The holy, 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.
Eric Ludy
The world is extremely interesting to a joyful soul.
Alexandra Stoddard
I like to focus on stories that need to be told and are not told enough. When I get bit by that bug, and the story is saying, ‘You must tell me,’ I then go through a process which is often painful and arduous, and long – and joyful! – of submitting to the story until I prove a worthy enough vessel to get it out.
Danai Gurira
The true creator-self is a light at heart and free child, who accesses destiny as a simple act of joyful play.
Bryant H. McGill
Joyful is the accumulation of good work.
Gautama Buddha
The movement of the heart as we practice generosity in the outer world mirrors the movement of the heart when we let go of conditioned views about ourselves on our inner journey. Letting go creates a joyful sense of space in our minds
Sharon Salzberg
We must reflect the light of Christ through lives of prayer and joyful service to others.
Pope John Paul II
I always have a decompression period at the end of a film. Sometimes it joyful, because you’re just happy to be done. Or it can be melancholy.
Johnny Depp
A Life in Men is a joyful, ambitious novel that is also an adventure traversing three continents, as well as a meditation on love, sex, and, most important, friendship, which can overcome time, distance, and even death.
Bonnie Jo Campbell
O God, animate us to cheerfulness! May we have a joyful sense of our blessings, learn to look on the bright circumstances of our lot, and maintain a perpetual contentedness
William Ellery Channing
The world is terrified of joyful women. Make a stand. Be one anyway.
Marianne Williamson
I think making a good film shot is joyful.
William Shatner
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.
Deepak Chopra
[Loco De Amor is] a euphoric, melodic romp across the hemisphere… A joyful, fun musician’s record from a really good guitarist
Jon Pareles
Creative activity is not a superimposed, extraneous task against which the body, or brain protests, but an orchestration of … joyful doing.
Gyorgy Kepes
The fastest, 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.
Gabrielle Roth
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.
Scott Bakula
So loving is the universe, so joyful, so determined to give us everything we need and to love us and show us the way to live, too, that we are beaten to the ground, boiled by God’s waves, as we play in the surf.
Sophy Burnham
Today we bury his remains in the earth as a seed of immortality. Our hearts are full of sadness, yet at the same time of joyful hope and profound gratitude.
Pope Benedict XVI
I’ve been producing for 13 years. I’ve made a string of joyful movies with positive messages about comedy, love and romance.
Drew Barrymore
Limitation of one’s freedom might seem to be something negative and unpleasant, but love makes it a positive, joyful and creative thing. Freedom exists for the sake of love.
Pope John Paul II
I’ve had great experiences or joyful experiences making a movie that people found very disturbing.
Noah Baumbach
I’m a risk-taker. Most of my career has not been a joyful experience, but it has been challenging. I like the dangers.
Michael Douglas
I’ve always loved polka dots. Ah, oui. It is a joyful shape, the polka dot. It is alive.
Agnes Varda
At consignment shops, I can collect things reasonably, and it’s joyful. My dining room table was $75, and I’m so proud. It’s beautiful.
Lynn Whitfield
Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand!
Daniel Boone
Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful
Wendell Berry
It is that fery person for all the orld, as just as you will desire; and seven hundred pounds of moneys, and gold, and silver, is her grandsire upon his death’s-bed-Got deliver to a joyful resurrections!
William Shakespeare
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.
Naomi Alderman
I think people feel safer being sad than they do being joyful.
Sark
My main theme as a songwriter seems to be a feeling of homelessness, of being in motion. The feeling of being somehow unmoored, a radical internal freedom that is very painful and also joyful.
Ezra Furman
I’ve always believed you’ve got to steal the joyful moments when you can.
Jill Biden
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.
Richard Bach
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.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
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 be followed by some pain or other. All the angst of a relationship.
Helen Mirren
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.
Esther Hicks
Doing actual comedic material is just about the most joyful endeavor ever. That’s the truth. The only time it’s not funny is when business gets in the way.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
I am compelled to continuously see the bright side. It is in my DNA. My kids look at me and say: ‘Mom, you’re so happy!’ And I do feel happy. I feel joyful inside. I can’t explain it.
Goldie Hawn
Darkness was and darkness was good. As with light. Light and Darkness dancing together, born together, born of each other, neither preceding, neither following, both fully being, in joyful rhythm.
Madeleine L’Engle
Like the cellar-growing vine is the Christian who lives in the darkness and bondage of fear. But let him go forth, with the liberty of God, into the light of love, and he will be like the plant in the field, healthy, robust, and joyful.
Henry Ward Beecher
O come all ye faithful, Joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Frederick Oakeley
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 for less than feeling good.’
Esther Hicks
[I] never talk about gratitude and joy separately, for this reason. In 12 years, I’ve never interviewed a single person who would describe their lives as joyful, who would describe themselves as joyous, who was not actively practicing gratitude.
BrenГ© Brown
Prayer is the means that God has ordained for the supply of grace that is necessary to be joyful in hope.
Alistair Begg
There is nothing in nature quite so joyful as the very young and silly lamb – odd that it should develop into that dull and sober animal the sheep.
Esther Meynell
The greater the level of calmness of our mind, the greater our peace of mind, the greater our ability to enjoy a happy and joyful life.
Dalai Lama
When you … see our Father, you will see a being with whom you have long been acquainted, and He will receive you into His arms, and you will be ready to fall into His embrace and kiss Him. … You will be so glad and joyful. … When you are qualified and purified, … you can endure the glory of eternity.
Brigham Young
The dream we were conceived in will reveal a joyful face, and the world we once believed in will shine again in grace.
Michael Jackson
In all secrets there is a kind of guilt, however beautiful or joyful they may be, or for what good end they may be set to serve. Secrecy means evasion, and evasion means a problem to the moral mind.
Gilbert Parker
A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.
M. Scott Peck
In a society that worships love, freedom and beauty, dance is sacred. It is a prayer for the future, a remembrance of the past and a joyful exclamation of thanks for the present.
Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Seeing him again after so long awakened something inside me. I was surprised to find myself feeling sad rather than joyful, as I would have imagined.
Arthur Golden
Macrobiotic living is the process of changing ourselves so that we can eat anything we like without fear of becoming ill; it enables us to live a joyful life during which we can achieve anything we choose.
George Ohsawa
Go to the Scriptures… the joyful promises it contains will be a balsam to all your troubles.
Andrew Jackson
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.
Mother Teresa
The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning.
M. Scott Peck
You must be as joyful when you fail again and again as you are joyful when you succeed. It is often when you fail that you move toward the goal without being aware of it. You must feel joy even when you have not fully succeeded but only moved toward achievement of your goal.
B.K.S. Iyengar
When you live with an open heart, unexpected, joyful things happen
Oprah Winfrey
Of all joyful, smiling, ever-laughing experiences, there are none like those which spring from true religion.
Henry Ward Beecher
Treat your eyeballs to people who are truly joyful, escapist or interesting for you.
Natasia Demetriou
Walking into the studio making ‘Scared Hearts Club,’ it was important for us as artists to write a joyful record, but using joy as a weapon because joy is the best weapon against oppression; it’s the best weapon against depression.
Mark Foster
Each project is torturous and joyful, and it’s always an inspiration.
Elizabeth Diller
There is nothing more joyful to me than hearing a live audience laugh. Especially when I planned it that way!
Kelly Bishop
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.
Charles Bent
It’s the beginning of your day. You awake and look around you, feeling perhaps a joyful expectation, or perhaps an awful dread. No matter which, remember this: God loves you with an infinite love.
Marianne Williamson
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.
George Leigh Mallory
Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun.
Don Miguel Ruiz
The Day of the Dead is a joyful celebration when you can connect with and remember your ancestors.
Anthony Gonzalez
Why should God be limited? Even if you get Him as Krishna, He is not limited to that picture of Krishna. He can be the baby form, He can be Govinda and manifest in so many other well-known forms. You can see Krishna as a little boy, which is how I like to see Krishna. It’s a joyful relationship.
George Harrison
Gratitude produced the most purely joyful moments that have been known to man.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Laugh. Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful though you have considered all the facts.
Wendell Berry
Becoming like Jesus is as much as about having a relaxed and joyful heart as it is about believing and doing the right thing, as much about proper energy as about proper truth.
Ronald Rolheiser
I’m blessed with the fact that I’m a fighter. I’ve always known life was meant to be joyful.
Pattie Boyd
Only if you are joyful, you can be free from the fruit of action.
Jaggi Vasudev
My biggest life lesson is that the past is the past. I do my best not to bring history into my present. It ain’t ever easy, but it usually creates more opportunity for joyful experiences.
Dash Mihok
The goal of prayer is to live all of my life and speak all of my words in the joyful awareness of the presence of God. Prayer becomes real when we grasp the reality and goodness of God’s constant presence with ‘the real me.’ Jesus lived his everyday life in conscious awareness of his Father.
John Ortberg
If you go out and watch nature closely, you will find something so joyful that it will completely fill you.
Marjolein Bastin
Leadership is loud. It is quiet. It is thoughtful and emotional and cerebral and nerdy and goofy and joyful and motivating.
Julie Foudy
Holding on to love is not wrong, but you need to learn to hold it lightly, 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.
Michael Jackson
Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Guillaume Apollinaire
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 and reasons, in the midst of life’s sadness, to be joyful.
Martin E. Marty
Real learning, attentive, real learning, deep learning, is playful and frustrating and joyful and discouraging and exciting and sociable and private all the time, which is what makes it great.
Eleanor Duckworth
I am learning how to be angry and sad and lonely and joyful and excited and afraid and happy.
Laurie Halse Anderson
Your destiny 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 toward something.
Ralph Marston
Tantra is the hot blood of spiritual practice. It smashes the taboo against unreasonable happiness; a thunderbolt path, swift, joyful, and fierce. There is no authentic Tantra without profound commitment, discipline, courage, and a sense of wild, foolhardy, fearless abandon.
Chogyam Trungpa
Joyful, joyful, joyful, as only dogs know how to be happy with only the autonomy of their shameless spirit.
Pablo Neruda
I have the opportunity, once more to right some wrongs, to pray for peace, to plant some trees, and sing more joyful songs.
William Arthur Ward
When we are happy, those around us will be happy, and in turn, those around them will also start to feel the same way. We always have to start with ourself, and the best place to start is to do what makes you feel joyful.
Anita Moorjani
My childhood was happy, joyful but very difficult.
Maria das Gracas Silva Foster
Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun.
Miguel Angel Ruiz
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. Getting out in the forest in the biting cold and the flattening heat, and putting in kilometer after kilometer.
Robert de Castella
A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.
John Keats
Great oaks grow from little acorns. He has a green thumb. He has green fingers. He’s sowing his wild oats. Here Ceres’ gifts in waving prospect stand, And nodding tempt the joyful reaper’s hand.
Alexander Pope
Can one, seeing the sun with one’s sensuous eyes, not rejoice? But how much more joyful it is when the mind sees with its inner eye the Sun of justice, Christ! Then in truth one rejoices with angelic joy; of this the Apostle too said: ‘Our conversation is in heaven’ (Phil. 3:20).
Seraphim of Sarov
Acting is hard work. At times, it’s very energizing and enervating. It’s childish. It’s also responsible. It’s illuminating, enriching, joyful, drab. It’s bizarre, diabolical. It’s exciting.
Al Pacino
I felt like I was literally losing myself as being the joyful, spiritual, passionate, exciting woman that I naturally had been.
Tasha Smith
When I pick my greens, 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.
Tiffany Haddish
Writing about joyful experiences for just three days can improve people’s moods and decrease their visits to health centers a full three months later.
Sheryl Sandberg
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.
Jacob Collier
When we cling, often forever, to our old patterns of thinking and behaving, we fall to negotiate any crisis, to truly grow up, and to experience the joyful sense of rebirth that accompanies the successful transition into greater maturity.
M. Scott Peck
It suddenly struck me – I’m 70 years old. I wonder if I could possibly end my life the way I started it: doing the most joyful thing I ever did, which is to sing.
Polly Bergen
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.
Henri Nouwen
Just like medicine anywhere else, I get to walk through life with people in the midst sometimes of their most difficult and challenging circumstances they’ve faced – a terminal diagnosis, bad news, poor prognosis – and also the most joyful times with people, like the birth of a new baby.
Kent Brantly
What is peace? Is it war? No. Is it strife? No. Is it lovely, and gentle, and beautiful, and pleasant, and serene, and joyful? O yes!
Charles Dickens
There is something inspiring and sublime about the little forget-me-not flower. I hope it will be a symbol of the little things that make your lives joyful and sweet.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
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.
Elizabeth Strout
Stevie Wonder is obviously the master at political music that’s for everybody, that’s still joyful.
Natalie Prass
Although the season is joyful everywhere, / And mountain and valley are all verdant, / That would seem a truly small matter to him / Who has met mischance in love.
Hadewijch
Gratitude is the richest, most joyful feeling humans are privileged to experience.
Susan Wittig Albert
I have had playmates, I have had companions; In my days of childhood, in my joyful school days – All, all are gone, the old familiar faces.
Charles Lamb
Fundraising is a very rich and beautiful activity. It is a confident, joyful and hope-filled expression of ministry. In ministering to each other, each from the riches that he or she possesses, we work together for the full coming of God’s Kingdom.
Henri Nouwen
The ascetic remembrance of death is opposed to akedia, to anxiety, to depression, and becomes a powerful reminder of eternity, its joyful nostalgia.
Paul Evdokimov
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.
Deepak Chopra
Living with very limited expectations is a much more immediate way of living. You really do just make the best of everything you have. I guess kids have that ability; they wait in joyful anticipation of something rather than that sense of entitlement.
Natascha McElhone
What matters Death, if Freedom be not dead?
No flags are fair, if Freedom’s flag be furled.
Who fights for Freedom, goes with joyful tread
To meet the fires of Hell against him hurled.
Joyce Kilmer
Spend some time observing babies. They don’t work; they poop in their pants, and they have no goals other than to expand, grow and explore this amazing world. Be like that baby you once were, in terms of being joyful.
Wayne Dyer
To have a human form is a joyful thing.
Zhuangzi
All this world is but a play… be thou the joyful player.
Robin Williamson
You can change your emotion immediately .. by thinking of something joyful, or singing a song, or remembering a happy experience.
Rhonda Byrne
If you crossed Matthew Henry’s path, you would quickly realize that here was someone taking thankful notice of all God was doing for him, and doing so in an attractively joyful way that was infectious.
C. J. Mahaney
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
Gautama Buddha
Come, ye saints, look here and wonder, See the place where Jesus lay; He has burst His bands asunder; He has borne our sins away; Joyful tidings, Yes, the Lord has risen to-day.
Thomas Raymond Kelly
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.
Steve Coogan
It’s not that I’m a ‘Let’s hug and be joyful all the time’ boss. Or that I don’t, quote, ‘own my own power.’ I just never want to be that big, swingin’, rule-by-fear person.
Megyn Kelly
People create from different places. Some love to create from a tortured place, some from a joyful place. And when I feel like I’m a 5-year-old kid in my backyard playing pretend, that’s when I’m happiest.
Jonathan Groff
I’m really thankful to be alive. If you get to know me, I’m a person that’s always smiling and always joyful and I’ve been that way since I was born because of the struggles I went through. I was supposed to be number eight that died so I’m always thankful.
Dwight Howard
Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.
John Muir
I studied, I met with medical doctors, scientists, and I’m here to tell you that the way to a more productive, more inspired, more joyful life is: getting enough sleep.
Arianna Huffington
With sad music, or music that’s perceived as sad, there’s a sense of solidarity that can be really powerful. My songs are all joyful to me.
Josh Tillman
In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider.
King Solomon
Personally, I think four is the perfect number of children for our particular family. Four is enough to create the frenzied cacophony that my husband and I find so joyful.
Ayelet Waldman
A joyless Catholic is the devil’s best tool. A joyful Catholic is God’s greatest instrument.
Scott Hahn
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.
Marilyn Ferguson
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.
Marco Rubio
Come home to the affirmation that we have a dream. Come home to the conviction that we can move our country forward. Come home to the belief that we can seek a newer world. And let us be joyful in the homecoming.
George McGovern
At the soul level, we get precisely what we need in our lives for our spiritual growth. How we judge what we get determines whether we experience life as painful or joyful.
Colin Tipping
There was so much emotional response to ‘Dogfight.’ You just heard the audience: They were so horrified. They were sobbing. They were joyful at times.
Lindsay Mendez
It is wisest to be impartial. If you have health, but are attached to it, you will always be afraid of losing it. And if you fear that loss, but become ill, you will suffer. Why not remain forever joyful in the Self?
Paramahansa Yogananda
Everything in the world is beautiful, but Man only recognizes beauty if he sees it either seldom or from afar. Listen, today we are gods! Our blue shadows are enormous! We move in a gigantic, joyful world!
Vladimir Nabokov
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 all wrath, unchastity, arrogance, and the like. Next after theology, I give to music the highest place and the greatest honor.
Martin Luther
When you think about me talking to Rick Santorum or Pat Buchanan or one of these old guys, part 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.
Rachel Maddow
Among the most joyful people I have known have been some who seem to have had no human reason for joy. The sweet fragrance of Christ has shown through their lives.
Elisabeth Elliot
Adult characters are all the things they’ve encountered over time. But kids haven’t accumulated all the life experience, all the regrets. They tend to be more in the moment, more willing to play, to be joyful.
Viggo Mortensen
Definitely trust yourself. Work hard. Be honest with yourself. And life can be joyful. It is joyful. Just give it your all, and it’s all going to work out.
Katie Holmes
Sometimes you have to smile by faith. If you’ll smile by faith, soon the joy will follow.
Joel Osteen
Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
Joseph Campbell
I focus on spiritual wealth now, and I’m busier, more enthusiastic, and more joyful than I have ever been.
John Templeton
This is the most joyful day that ever I saw in my pilgrimage on earth.
Donald Cargill
Marriage is not a static state between two unchanging people. Marriage is a psychological and spiritual journey that begins in the ecstasy of attraction, meanders through a rocky stretch of self-discovery, and culminates in the creation of an intimate, joyful, lifelong union.
Harville Hendrix
God is a God of the present. God is always in the moment, be that moment hard or easy, joyful and painful.
Henri Nouwen
I still want to think long term on a strategical basis but I realise how much joy it brings to be a coach and I am fully concentrated on that now. It is more joyful to develop young players than worry about a budget.
Daniel Farke
One should either be sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers.
Eugene O’Neill
Dogs are a gift to mankind. They are happy and joyful and loyal by nature. They are pure, positive energy and teach by example. That is all that’s required of them.
Alyson Noel
The greater our present trials, the louder will our future songs be, and the more intense our joyful gratitude.
Charles Spurgeon
My music is about a joyful experience. I’ve learned that if you can affect other people, you should.
Cyndi Lauper
Music, great music, distends the spirit, arouses profound emotions and almost naturally invites us to raise our minds and hearts to God in all situations of human existence, the joyful and the sad. Music can become prayer.
Pope Benedict XVI
Most of us experience a life full of wonderful moments and difficult moments. But for many of us, even when we are most joyful, there is fear behind our joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
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.
Joe Mantello
I believe a joyful life is made up of joyful moments, gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude, inspiration, and faith.
BrenГ© Brown
When your real, effortless, joyful grateful nature is realized, it will not be inconsistent with the ordinary activities of life.
Ramana Maharshi
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
Jim Rohn
Being joyful isn’t what makes you grateful. Being grateful is what makes you joyful.
Ann Voskamp
To fully thrive, we must not only eliminate the stressors but also actively seek joyful, loving, fulfilling lives that stimulate growth processes
Bruce H. Lipton
I have both joyful and heartbreaking moments in life, even now. Stardom doesn’t give us everything.
Vijay Sethupathi
I don’t like Johannesburg, where I grew up. Everybody lives in ‘gated’ buildings, is paranoid about crime and is always talking about being mugged. It’s not a very joyful place.
Prue Leith
Hold up your head! You were not made for failure, you were made for victory. Go forward with a joyful confidence.
George Eliot
The most joyful part of writing, for me, is when I am 90% there, and suddenly the story clicks into place, and things finally start to make sense.
Jenny Han
I can become someone else, not out of pressure and desperation, but merely because a new life sounds fun or interesting or joyful.
Chuck Palahniuk
[Swiss Armi Man] was a super joyful film to go make. I mean, there was stuff that was, like, totally bananas. But it was kind of par for the course every day with that stuff.
Paul Dano
Tim Burton is an artist who has had a huge influence on me. I definitely share his sensibility. It’s a joyful approach to darkness.
Elizabeth Marvel
I try to be upbeat. I read this book which tells 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.
Naomie Harris
Most joyful let the Poet be, it is through him that all men see.
William Ellery Channing
When we truly understand what it means to love as Jesus Christ loves us, the confusion clears and our priorities align. Our walk as disciples of Christ becomes more joyful. Our lives take on new meaning. Our relationship with our Heavenly Father becomes more profound. Obedience becomes a joy rather than a burden.
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
I ask Thee for a thankful love,
Through constant watching wise,
To meet the glad with joyful smiles,
And to wipe the weeping eyes,
And a heart at leisure from itself,
To soothe and sympathize.
Anna Laetitia Waring
My memory bank has overflowed out of control forever. I’m surprised my smile hasn’t killed me yet. I have lived an indescribable joyful, adventurous, musical dream life and it just gets better every year.
Ted Nugent
To play is to listen to the imperative inner force that wants to take form and be acted out without reason. It is the joyful, spontaneous expression of one’s self. The inner force materializes the feeling and perception without planning or effort. That is what play is.
Michele Cassou
See your later years as becoming your treasure years. Sit quietly and think of all the times you were joyful, and let your body feel this joy.
Louise Hay
I think I’m probably a very sad man wrapped in a very joyful package, and I think I’m very resilient, and I think I’m quite generous, sometimes to a fault. And I’m very bad with money, but I don’t see that too much of a flaw.
Dave Matthews
The idea of the Bodhisattva is the one who out of his realization of transcendence participates in the world. The imitation of Christ is joyful participation in the sorrows of the world.
Joseph Campbell
I will probably always cry myself to sleep, but knowing this, someday the tears won’t be sad, or filled with regret. Maybe they will be joyful
Adriana Trigiani
Because gratification 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
Joan Z. Borysenko
I celebrated [my 50th birthday] by throwing a big bowl on the pottery wheel, then going for a water ski at the lake on our property in the Catskills, and that night, skinny-dipping under the stars. Just being free and joyful. And that’s how I [felt] about turning 50.
Marcia Gay Harden
There’s a lot of fun in life – and it’s not about being serious all the time either. But it is about simplifying one’s life to the level where one can be joyful, healthy and have gratitude for all that one has been given.
Rhea Pillai
The food of thy soul is light and space; feed it then on light and space. But the food of thy body is champagne and oysters; feed it then on champagne and oysters; and so shall it merit a joyful resurrection, if there is any to be.
Herman Melville
[Voicing a cartoon] feels like going down a mysterious but joyful black hole. Once you relax for 15 or 20 minutes, and really go, “I don’t care if I look like an ass,” it’s really fun to see what happens. You know that nothing is being visually judged.
Jim Parsons
Almost all the joyful things of life are outside the measure of IQ tests.
Madeleine L’Engle
The idea 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.
Lauren Ambrose
A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future.
Bruce Barton
I have a joyful life, and I attribute that to both of my parents.
Jeannette Walls
Acceptance is different than apathy. It is important to strive to be your best self, your healthiest, most productive, joyful self. But that is going to be a different answer to everyone.
Teri Hatcher
This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive.
Alice Waters
My job is trying to make people laugh. A room full of people laughing forget their worries, their issues, that’s why I find it so joyful.
John Bishop
All human beings have a right, and duty, to be joyful. Anything that thwarts this spiritual human right goes against the very purpose of human being. Spirituality mandates us to wage a relentless war to eradicate these forces of oppression and disempowerment.
Agnivesh
The more you have, the more you are occupied, the less you give. But the less you have the more free you are. Poverty for us is a freedom. It is not mortification, a penance. It is joyful freedom. There is no television here, no this, no that. But we are perfectly happy.
Mother Teresa
The adventurous state of mind is a high house… The joy of adventure is unaccountable. This is the attractiveness of artwork. It is adventurous, strenuous and joyful.
Agnes Martin
Happy music that is genuinely joyful is probably the hardest music to write. I think miserable stuff is more natural to the human condition and maybe more cathartic.
Peter Gabriel
In a moment comes either death or joyful victory.
[Lat., Horae
Momento cita mors venit aut victoria laeta.]
Horace
Yoga teaches us both to let go and to have exquisite awareness in every moment. We remember our essential spiritual nature and life becomes more joyful, meaningful, and carefree.
Deepak Chopra
Knowing how contented, free, and joyful is life in the world of science, one fervently wishes that many would enter its portals.
Dmitri Mendeleev
Towards himself a Christian should have a broken spirit, but towards God it should be one of rejoicing always in Him. He rejoices not for its own sake nor because of any joyful experience, work, blessing or circumstance, but exclusively because God is his center.
Watchman Nee
I think Pope Francis is a good shepherd and has great experience in following people in joyful, but also distressing situations and he knows what he is speaking about when he discusses how to accompany families in their lives toward joy and love.
Christoph Schonborn
Sound, sound the trump of Fame!
Let Washington’s great name
Ring through the world with loud applause;
Let every clime to Freedom dear
Listen with a joyful ear.
With equal skill, with god-like power,
He governs in the fearful hour
Of horrid war, or guides with ease,
The happier times of honest peace.
Joseph Hopkinson
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.
Porphyrios (Bairaktaris) of Kafsokalivia
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 his dreams.
Christina Rossetti
What I’m sowing today, I be reaping tomorrow
So here’s some joyful bars, to replace your sorrow.
LL Cool J
You can find the richness in any moment, even the most seemingly bleak. To try to do a movie about that was a joyful experience. So actually, it was really the context of it that made the experience so worthwhile, rather than the actual subject matter, if that makes sense.
Billy Crudup
I’m joyful in my religious belief.
George W. Bush
What the flamingo teaches a child, at that subliminal level where animal encounters work, is that gravity is not just a limitation, but also a possible partner in an intriguing, potentially joyful game.
John Burnside
I was like, wait a minute. When I hear my sisters’ names, I want to have a joyful feeling in my heart about it.
Alfre Woodard
Don’t worry about things. Don’t push. Just do your work and you’ll survive. The important thing is to have a ball, to be joyful, to be loving and to be explosive. Out of that comes everything and you grow.
Ray Bradbury
A joyful heart is more easily made perfect than a downcast one.
Philip Neri
Jamming a coin into a monopoly newspaper box or liberating a billboard in the middle of the night can be a rather honest and joyful thing to do.
Kalle Lasn
How wonderful it is to be surprised by God’s call, to embrace his word, and to walk in the footsteps of Jesus… Your life will become richer and more joyful each day!
Pope Francis
All societies 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.
Joseph Campbell
Endnotes, often confused with footnotes that live at the bottom of a page, is that lump of text at the end of the book, sometimes even relegated to a tiny font size. They’re often forgotten but, in nonfiction, particularly history books, can offer a fascinating footprint into the author’s research, a joyful, geeky abyss.
Mary Pilon
Even when it feels as if we are being crushed by earthly troubles, we can remain joyful. If we keep our focus on God, our spirit cannot be trampled.
Mary C. Neal
To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.
Pope John Paul II
Most of us experience a life full of wonderful moments and difficult moments. But for many of us, even when we are most joyful, there is fear behind our joy.
Nhat Hanh
I am a glorious child of God. I am joyful, serene, positive, and loving.
Marianne Williamson
Reading is not work, not a chore, not a drudgery; reading is the most joyful thing, yet, in the world.
James Patterson
When I’m creatively solving problems, I’m in my sweet spot, and nothing can take me out of that joyful present.
Maria Semple
Love is very light, very joyful, very simple and innocent.
Isha Judd
Pain can only feed on pain. Pain cannot feed on joy. It finds it quite indigestible.
Eckhart Tolle
O the eye’s light is a noble gift of Heaven! All beings live from light, each fair created thing; the very plants turn with a joyful transport to the light.
Friedrich Schiller
For me, life is about being positive and hopeful, choosing to be joyful, choosing to be encouraging, choosing to be empowering.
Billy Porter
We pray for our enemies; 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.
Justin Martyr
I think we have an obligation to put on a fun show and put on a concert that’s memorable, 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.
Mike Dirnt
When literature is discovered,
a revelation occurs: the joyful,
exultant knowledge that
anything can happen.
Alberto Manguel
Writing isn’t just a job that stops at six thirty… It’s a mad, sexy, sad, scary, ruthless, joyful, and utterly, utterly personal thing. There’s not the writer and then me; there’s just me. All of my life connects to the writing. All of it.
Russell T Davies
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 come boldly to the throne of grace.”
Nehemiah Adams
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.
Gautama Buddha
Being joyful is a choice.
Jonathan Jackson
Sustain a bright and joyful spirit.
Cornelia Connelly
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.
Paulo Coelho
Love is swift, sincere, pious, joyful, generous, strong, patient, faithful, prudent, long-suffering, courageous, and never seeking its own; for wheresoever a person seeketh his own, there he falleth from love.
Thomas a Kempis
To be quite honest, the joyful relief of the publication of my book was short-lived.
Amanda Knox
Good old grandsire … we shall be joyful of thy company.
William Shakespeare
You are going to fail, and failing, for me, is as joyful as succeeding. Failing means that there is something to learn, and we can improve and do it better next time.
Sebastian Thrun
Friendship is only friendship when it is real. Passionate and relentless. Forgiving and joyful. Don’t forget today to have real moments with your friends. Not a text, or a tweet, an Instagram– that’s all deceit. Hold real hands, kiss genuine lips, be a truly strong human force.
Lady Gaga
It is by God’s mercy that we are saved. May we never tire of spreading this joyful message to the world.
Pope Francis
The joyful will stoop with sorrow, and when you have gone to the earth I will let my hair grow long for your sake, I will wander through the wilderness in the skin of a lion
Michael Ondaatje
The will is not merely assertive, aggressive, and controlling. There is the accepting will, yielding will, the dedicated will. You might say that there is a feminine polarity to the will – the willing surrender, the joyful acceptance of the other functions of the personality.
Roberto Assagioli
Every time I hear anyone speak of the Sacred Heart of Jesus or of the Blessed Sacrament I feel an indescribable joy. It is as if a wave of precious memories, sweet affections and joyful hopes swept over my poor person, making me tremble with happiness and filling my soul with tenderness.
Pope John XXIII
Yes, sometimes I’m friendly and joyful, and sometimes I’m tough, and sometimes I’m straightforward.
Jen Psaki
The key to knowing joy is being easily pleased.
Mark Nepo
The point of the journey is not just healing. It’s also recovering the truest, most spontaneous, joyful, and creative core of ourselves.
Gloria Steinem
I die with a joyful heart in the knowledge of our infinite achievements and of a contribution unique in the history that bears my name.
Adolf Hitler
I don’t need to rely on my concealer to have a sense of myself. I should be able to go out without my concealer, without my makeup, and still be able to be joyful.
Carmen Carrera
In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider.
Solomon
Your life will be joyful and complete when you have a pure heart and your motives are unsullied.
Frederick Lenz
It was, at last, real life, with my heart safe and condemned to die of happy love in the joyful agony of any day after my hundredth birthday.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
When we feel joyful, euphoric, happy, we are more open to life, more capable of seeing things clearly and handling daily tensions.
Leo Buscaglia
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.
Richard Bach
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.
John Francis Wade
I was always interested in how to be more joyful. This goes all the way back to elemenatary school. I looked at what was going on around me and I wanted something better. Because my mother had so many ups and downs, I watned to know how to be “up” more often.
Bonnie St. John
Marriage is an ongoing thing, man. You continue to work at it. But it’s joyful. And joyous. I don’t care if people are living without a marriage certificate. It’s just about people, in some way, saying to each other, I commit to you. I will help you in this life.
James McAvoy
If you asked me if I wanted more joyful experiences in my life, I wouldn’t be at all sure I did, exactly because it proves such a difficult emotion to manage.
Zadie Smith
Be still, and the world is bound to turn herself inside out to entertain you. Everywhere you look, joyful noise is clanging to drown out quiet desperation.
Barbara Kingsolver
I don’t open the newspapers (to see what’s written about me). I don’t read them and you can see them hanging at the stand outside my hotel room. I focus on my game only. Last 21 years have been really special for me and I throughly enjoyed my joyful journey
Sachin Tendulkar
The ultimate goal of theology 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 is idolatry. The only theology worth studying is a theology that can be sung!
Sam Storms
Be joyful because it is humanly possible.
Wendell Berry
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.
Maximillian Degenerez
For me, music making is the most joyful activity possible, the most perfect expression of any emotion.
Luciano Pavarotti
Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. God loves a cheerful giver. She gives most who gives with joy.
Mother Teresa
A joyful life isn’t about others; it’s about the brightness that is associated with being alive. Your path to it is through anything that replaces thinking with pure flight, pure joy.
Martha Beck
Do not arouse disdainful mind when you prepare a broth of wild grasses; do not arouse joyful mind when you prepare a fine cream soup.
Dogen
I pledge allegiance to the soil
of Turtle Island,
and to the beings who thereon dwell
one ecosystem
in diversity
under the sun
With joyful interpenetratio n for all.
Gary Snyder
Success is… living a full and balanced life in partnership with others to create a joyful feeling of love, contribution, appreciation and abundance, despite how our endeavors may turn out.
Susan Jeffers
In the original language, ‘Fear the Lord’ doesn’t mean be afraid. It means sustaining a joyful, astonished awe, and wonder before Him.
Timothy Keller
The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world. Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice. But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice.
Henry Knox Sherrill
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 and chatter, not people sitting there like they’re in a funeral-parlor waiting room.
Jim Harrison
If my Michael Jackson routine left even one person feeling uncomfortable or less joyful, I felt like it was in everyone’s best interest to change the music to my routine.
Katelyn Ohashi
It’s very joyful to be in a productive, creative mood, but I find a lot of joy in learning and being told stories.
Evelyne Brochu
The Universe is not punishing you or blessing you. The Universe is responding to the vibrational attitude that you are emitting. The more joyful you are, the more Well-Being flows to you-and you get to choose the details of how it flows.
Esther Hicks
He who knows that all things are his mind, That all with which he meets are friendly, Is ever joyful.
Milarepa
Salvation, O the joyful sound!
‘Tis pleasure to our ears;
A sov’reign balm for ev’ry wound,
A cordial for our fears.
Isaac Watts
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.
Lacey Mosley
In coaching, you don’t ever really have that joyful fun, but there’s no question that it’s enjoyable.
George Karl
I think I’m led by spirit. I think I’m led by a sense of what is right and what feels good to me – what I accept, what is joyful, what is positive. I see my mission, in a way, as carrying that forward – not so much by preaching, but by embodiment.
Alice Walker
It was a chance meeting with a lady at Mariah Carey’s record company who was here in our office, actually. And I pulled her in here to this very office that we’re sitting in now, and I played her the clip of me and George Michael singing. And I was like, it’s joyful. And that’s what people want.
James Corden
I always thought the saddest feeling in life is when you’re dancing in a really joyful way and then you hit your head on something.
Lena Dunham
A joyful heart is like the sunshine of God’s love, the hope of eternal happiness.
Mother Teresa
You can’t get around pain and opposition, 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.
Mary J. Blige
Seattle’s Moraine not only make Washington State proud, but also the whole American progressive music scene joyful. … It’s simply an impressive dead on eleven song tour de force. … GET THIS! Highly Recommended!
Lee Henderson
I think you can be sceptical, and still do things that are in a joyful way, and ultimately you are on stage entertaining. If you let your philosophy get too much in the way of that, then you are failing as an entertainer.
Derren Brown
On my sets, everybody seems very relaxed. I always try to avoid any tension before it even begins. A shooting has to be like a party. The creative process must be joyful, even if the final result is meant to be sad or scary.
Gaspar Noe
The fall season brings Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season. Sharing meals with family and friends are a key element of this joyful time of the year. We are faced with an abundance of food, and can easily gain extra pounds as a result.
Margaret Cuomo
And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our own feet, and learn to be at home.
Wendell Berry
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.
Norman Vincent Peale
Be the holder of your own Nature. It is a joyful responsibility.
Eric Fischl
I find it hard to be joyful on screen because I’m so tense.
Lea Seydoux
It must not simply be taken for granted that a given set of ill-assorted people, for no other reason than because it is Christmas, will be joyful to be reunited and to break bread together.
M. F. K. Fisher
All, all are gone, the old familiar faces.
Charles Lamb
The cast 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.
Annaleigh Ashford
Loving myself and thinking joyful, happy thoughts is the quickest way to create a wonderful life.
Louise Hay
Have courage, be capable of loving…. Be happy in love. Be joyful in victory. Follow the dictates of your heart.
Paulo Coelho
We should be so joyful from God’s grace that others would respond by saying, ‘I wish I had your God.
Francis Chan
The rains 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 shy and desperately impatient all at the same time—made me feel human.
Stephenie Meyer
Synthesizers can be programmed with more imagination than a real, ‘human’ performance. It’s a joyful thing.
Joe Hisaishi
I have always wanted to do Broadway, my whole life, but I never knew I’d actually make it – it’s a dream; it’s never been in the realm of possibility. So to be doing ‘Hello Dolly!,’ it’s not just Broadway, but it’s the most joyful, sort of classic Broadway experience with the most extraordinary company.
Beanie Feldstein
I have everything I need. Our house is very joyful.
Mariska Hargitay
All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. However, a path without a heart is never enjoyable. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy – it does not make a warrior work at liking it; it makes for a joyful journey; as long as a man follows it, he is one with it.
Carlos Castaneda
Pride is not just any summer festival. It is a celebration – but it is also a manifestation of human rights. It is serious – and joyful. It is a reminder of the progress that has been made – but also of everything that still remains to be done.
Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
Children are not only innocent and curious but also optimistic and joyful and essentially happy. They are, in short, everything adults wish they could be.
Carolyn Haywood
I never think of this business as fun. I don’t know why. I think I’ve actually said something about it being fun, but I don’t think of it that way. It’s not fun, doing it. It’s joyful, it’s passionate, it’s rewarding, it’s a pursuit of truth, but I don’t think of it as fun. It’s not a game.
Donald Sutherland
A lot of people have experimented with hidden cameras and magic before. What I do, which I think is different from any other style of prank 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.
Michael Carbonaro
Having your spiritual radar up in constant anticipation of His presence- even in the midst of the joyful chaos and regular rhythms of your everyday living- is paramount in hearing God, because sometimes the place and manner you find Him is the least spectacular you’d expect.
Priscilla Shirer
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.
Anthony Gonzalez
I truly believe that my songs bring the answers and the solutions, as opposed to just talking about the problems. My music at its core is joyful.
Yolanda Adams
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.
Kate DiCamillo
The pathway to enlightenment is joyful. It may sound harsh. I suggest just the opposite. It is rather easy compared to the possibilities of staying in pain and illusion.
Frederick Lenz