Endure pain, find joy, and make your own meaning, because the universe certainly isn’t going to supply it.
Peter Noever is a pain in the ass and a joy in the heart.
Work and leisure are complementary parts of the same living process and cannot be separated without destroying the joy of work and the bliss of leisure.
It is of the small joys and little pleasures that the greatest of our days are built.
What power there is in our service when our actions line up with our mission, skills and joy.
Manage the remarkable balance between acting from your heart and close to your gifts with completing the obligations that your labor and tasks require of you. Leverage opportunity AND seize joy.
It takes courage to reinvent joys, to reinvent opportunities, to reinvent dreams, to reinvent connections, to reinvent hopes that you have set aside.
In choosing joy, the finish line dissolves into a different matter altogether.
We laugh to survive. Then, with joy we thrive.
What are the proper grounds for joy? Is it circumstance which will determine the stature of my spirit? Ah, no. It is choice. It is always a choice – in the face of any event – for joy.
A dog wakens your heart to joy and companionship.
It’s fine to have talent, but talent is the last of it. In an acting career, as in an acting performance, you’ve got to have vitality. The secret of successful acting is identical with a woman’s beauty secret: joy in living.
Poor worms, they hiss at me, whilst I at home Can be contented to applaud myself, . . . with joy To see how plump my bags are and my barns.
True gladness doth not always speak; joy, bred and born but in the tongue, is weak.
We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.
The conventionality of the English is something I find unattractive – the whole lack of joy in the physical.
The joy of motherhood: what a mother experiences when all her children are in bed
We are destined for joy no matter how difficult our daily life. Something in us responds to the happiness other people experience, because we glimpse life as God intended it to be.
You have to look for the joy. Look for the light of God that is hitting your life, and you will find sparkles you didn’t know were there.
If you can forgive the person you were, accept the person you are, and believe in the person you will become, you are headed for joy. So celebrate your life.
When we begin to believe that there is greater joy in working with and for others, rather than just for ourselves, then our society will truly become a place of celebration.
The joys of marriage are the heaven on earth, Life’s paradise, great princess, the soul’s quiet, Sinews of concord, earthly immortality, Eternity of pleasures.
As a singer, the biggest joy I have are the arrangements.
God’s purpose for my life was that I have a passion for God’s glory and that I have a passion for my joy in that glory, and that these two are one passion.
Amazingly, we take for granted that instinct for survival, fear of death, must separate us from the happiness of pure and uninterpreted experience, in which body, mind, and nature are the same. This retreat from wonder, the backing away like lobsters into safe crannies, the desperate instinct that our life passes unlived, is reflected in proliferation without joy, corrosive money rot, the gross befouling of the earth and air and water from which we came.
Long ago I lost the joy in living. The only joy I have is in my giving.
When love brings so much joy, why must it bring so much pain?
So much in life seems inflexible and unchangeable, and part of the joy of running and especially racing is the realization that improvement and progress can be achieved.
What was time itself but the bloom, the sheath enfolding experience? Within time, and with time alone, there was life – the gleam, the quiver, the heartbeat, the immeasurable joy and anguish of being.
The year has held its ups and downs for me; I’m sure it has for you, too. I’m counting on the year ending on a note of joy (and gingerbread!) and look forward to a new year brimming with promise and peace.
The beating heart of the universe is holy joy.