Joy Quotes

It would no doubt be very sentimental to argue - but I would argue it nevertheless - that the peculiar combination of joy and sadness in bell music - both of clock chimes, and of change-ringing - is very typical of England. It is of a piece with the irony in which English people habitually address one another. A. N. Wilson

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I love everyone over at Netflix. They're all fantastic and an absolute joy to work with. Aaron Paul

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Reading was and still is my real joy. Ahmed Zewail

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I'm only... I'm only unhappy when the reviews are bad, but give me a good review and I'm a... I'm just screaming all over the place with joy. Alan King

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My literary heroes were mostly women writers and thinkers - Joy Williams, Joan Didion, Anne Sexton, June Jordan, Sarah Schulman, Audre Lorde, Cherrie Moraga, Christa Wolf - and much of this writing was political as well as literary. Alexander Chee

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Well, I'd say all of us are a combination of moods and emotions. In my day to day life I don't go around skipping, but at times one can feel sheer exhilarating joy at the world. Alexander McCall Smith

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It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it. Amelia Barr

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When I sing, I think mostly about the music. But I know that, through singing, my body shows everything that I am. I am a very passionate man and I suffer a lot and have a lot of joy also. In my opinion, it is very important for me to find this stimulus and motivation for singing. Andrea Bocelli

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I don't understand people whose gratification is a BMW. You don't know what joy is until you see a kid who was tortured get adopted by a family. Andrew Vachss

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Genuine happiness comes from within, and often it comes in spontaneous feelings of joy. Andrew Weil

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If you clean it up, get analytical, all the subtle joy and emotion you felt in the first place goes flying out the window. Andrew Wyeth

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I have a true love for the old style of Catskill comic. There's a joy in discovering a bad joke... and then there's the joy of delivering it like, 'Isn't this a hacky joke?' Andy Kindler

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What a joy it is to dance and sing! Angela Carter

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Let me tell you, when you're pregnant with the first one, it's great of course, all new and 'Yay!' With the second one it's still okay; you can pay attention to number one and she can share in the joy of the pregnancy. Angie Harmon

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Riding exhilarated me; it gave me a joy and a purpose. Ann Romney

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Who promised you that only for joy were you brought to this earth? Anna Freud

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I wanted to move away from Holland for my work because I felt that things would be better for me in England. But when I heard Joy Division's 'Unknown Pleasures', that pushed me towards making the move and making it real. I met them within 12 days of moving to England. Anton Corbijn

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I always enjoy the process, meeting somebody new and spending time with them and becoming friends with them. That has always been the joy of 'Strictly' for me, so I enjoy every year. Anton du Beke

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People who look for the first time through a microscope say, 'Now I see this, and then I see that,' and even a skilled observer can be fooled. On these observations I have spent more time than many will believe, but I have done them with joy, and I have taken no notice of those who have said, 'Why take so much trouble,' and, 'What good is it?' Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

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For pure joy, I look at a small painting by Arbit Blatas. An ocean liner is at the center of the composition, perhaps ready to depart. It holds the promise of discovery. Antonio Damasio

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Judgment is very easy, but I think, on the whole, professional critics maybe see too much, and compare too much, and forget the joy of actually looking and contemplating for its own sake. Antony Gormley

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Man's naked form belongs to no particular moment in history; it is eternal, and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages. Auguste Rodin

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I'll be singing with The Blind Boys of Alabama, which is a great joy to me. I've done some work with them before, and they truly are amazing. Aaron Neville

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There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief. Aeschylus

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One of the reasons I get so much joy out of my own children's childhoods is that I'm having my first childhood myself. Al Sharpton

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My greatest joy comes from creativity: from feeling that I have been able to identify a certain aspect of human nature and crystallise a phenomenon in words. Alain de Botton

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Joy is not the result of getting what you want; it is the way to get what you want. In the deepest sense, joy is what you want. Alan Cohen

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A lot of preconceived notions that I had about fame and status and money and joy and pain, and all of these things that I thought I knew, I didn't. Alanis Morissette

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Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity, and more absurdity. And maybe that's what gives us our joy for living, because the only thing that can defeat absurdity is lucidity. Albert Camus

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Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift. Albert Einstein

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