The soul's joy lies in doing.
The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.
Music was my joy, my home, the one place I felt happy and secure.
The source of one's joy is also often the source of one's sorrow.
We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.
I don't think of myself as a role model. I do try to live in a compassionate, considerate and positive way. The only advice I can offer is to find what you love to do, find the joy in it, and express yourself through your passion.
There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life's sores the better.
The Church is the new creation, it is life and joy, it is the sacramental fellowship in which we share the ultimate purpose of God, made real for us now in our hearing the Word and sharing the Sacrament.
A sense of humor... is needed armor. Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life.
If you live for any joy on earth, you may be forsaken; but, oh, live for Jesus, and he will never forsake you!
We ourselves can die with comfort and even with joy if we know that death is but a passport to blessedness, that this intellect, freed from all material chains, shall rise and shine.
Meditation is painful in the beginning but it bestows immortal Bliss and supreme joy in the end.
It appears to me impossible that I should cease to exist, or that this active, restless spirit, equally alive to joy and sorrow, should be only organized dust.
The joy we get as actors is out of transforming ourselves into something that's not necessarily anything true to ourselves. And it's a power - not being yourself, and being in the role; it's just like another prop.
There's a joy in writing short stories, a wonderful sense of reward when you pull certain things off.
Another night I dreamed I heard heavenly music sounding in my ears, and a flock of sheep was gathering round it. When the music ceased, the sheep leaped for joy, and ran together, shaking their heads; and one shook his head almost off, and seemed to have nothing but ears.
Yet, it ought to be obvious that good music generally occupies a higher plane that mere politics. Great writers can express moods through melody and capture experiences we share most powerfully - love, lust, longing; joy, rage, fear; triumph, yearning and confusion.
If you clean it up, get analytical, all the subtle joy and emotion you felt in the first place goes flying out the window.
Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life.
With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
I would say that the surest measure of a man's or a woman's maturity is the harmony, style, joy, and dignity he creates in his marriage, and the pleasure and inspiration he provides for his spouse.
The man of genius is he and he alone who finds such joy in his art that he will work at it come hell or high water.
I'd like to do Harvey again. I did it two years ago with Helen Hayes in New York. It was a joy. I was so glad to do it again because I never thought I did it right the first time.
A great free joy surges through me when I work... with tense slashes and a few thrusts the beautiful white fields receive their color and the work is finished in a few minutes.