„We call “happiness” a certain set of circumstances that makes joy possible. But we call joy that state of mind and emotions that needs nothing to feel happy.“
“An Unprejudiced Mind,” p. 326
Pretexts: Reflections on Literature and Morality (1964)
„Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings.“
— Rollo May US psychiatrist 1909 - 1994
Fonte: Man’s Search for Himself (1953), p. 67
Contexto: Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity, who is able to affirm his being, if need be, against all other beings and the whole inorganic world.
„We don't make mistakes; we just have happy accidents. And that's when you really experience the joy of painting.“
— Bob Ross American painter, art instructor, and television host 1942 - 1995
Bob Ross: Beauty Is Everywhere. Collection 1: Ep. 8 "Wintertime Blues"; The Joy of Painting Season 20: Episode 3 Bob Ross: Winter in Pastel.
„There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.“
— Henry Ford American industrialist 1863 - 1947
— John Buchan British politician 1875 - 1940
Pilgrim's Way (1940), p. 117
Memory Hold-The-Door (1940)
„Children at once accept joy and happiness with quick familiarity, being themselves naturally all happiness and joy.“
— Victor Hugo, livro Os Miseráveis
Fonte: Les Misérables
„The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid.“
— Jerome David Salinger, livro Nine Stories
Nine Stories (1953), De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period (1952)
„The day you are happy for no reason whatsoever, the day you find yourself taking delight in everything and in nothing, you will know that you have found the land of unending joy called the kingdom.“
— Anthony de Mello Indian writer 1931 - 1987
The Way to Love (1995)
Contexto: If you want to know what it means to be happy, look at a flower, a bird, a child; they are perfect images of the kingdom. For they live from moment to moment in the eternal now with no past and no future. So they are spared the guilt and anxiety that so torment human beings and they are full of the sheer joy of living, taking delight not so much in persons or things as in life itself. As long as your happiness is caused or sustained by something or someone outside of you, you are still in the land of the dead. The day you are happy for no reason whatsoever, the day you find yourself taking delight in everything and in nothing, you will know that you have found the land of unending joy called the kingdom.
„Joy. That is one of the main blessings of the All-Powerful. If we are happy, we are on the right road.“
— Paulo Coelho, livro Manuscrito Encontrado em Accra
Manuscript Found in Accra (2012), Afraid to Change
„There was so much joy in the making of this film, despite the fact that it’s about such a sad, traumatic experience…We all felt like we were part of something so real and so necessary. It was a joy to go on set every day and tell these real people’s story. Doing this movie, I discovered that joy is not the negation of pain, but rather acknowledging the presence of pain and feeling happiness in spite of it.“
— Lupita Nyong'o Mexican-Kenyan actress and film director 1983
On making the film 12 Years a Slave in “LUPITA NYONG’O” https://www.interviewmagazine.com/film/lupita-nyongo in Interview Magazine (2013 Nov 5)
„Live. Breathe. It is not fear that we need to live by, but joy, hope. Inside you, in your ocean, maybe it seems barren; maybe it feels as if there is no hope, no kindness, no reason for happiness. But deep within you, undeniably, something rumbles, cries out, wants to be born. Allow the joy to come forward. Allow the hope to exist.“
— Prem Rawat controversial spiritual leader 1957
Madrid, Spain September 1990
— Eknath Easwaran spiritual teacher, author of books on meditation and spiritual practice, and translator and interpreter of Indian liter… 1910 - 1999
[The end of sorrow <nowiki>[vol 1 of the Bhagavad Gita for daily living]</nowiki>, Easwaran, Eknath, w:Eknath Easwaran, 1993, Nilgiri, Tomales, CA, 9780915132171, http://books.google.com/books?id=3S4fEjh40AUC&pg=PA109&dq=%22We+all+need+joy,+and+we+can+all+receive+joy+in+only+one+way,+by+adding+to+the+joy+of+others.%22&hl=en&ei=4qmfTuKjO4LliALiucFt&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22We%20all%20need%20joy%2C%20and%20we%20can%20all%20receive%20joy%20in%20only%20one%20way%2C%20by%20adding%20to%20the%20joy%20of%20others.%22&f=false] (p. 109). (work originally published 1975)
„But in our ignorance we emotionalise joy, beauty and love. We make feelings of them, personal interpretations based on our old emotions. We put our personal past on the present with the result that joy, beauty and love don't seem to last. But it's our emotional substitutes that don't last and we become bored, discontented and unhappy again. The sensation or knowledge of joy, beauty and love is of course still there but it's overwhelmed by these coarser feelings.“
— Barry Long Australian spiritual teacher and writer 1926 - 2003
Love is not a feeling ~ The Article (1995)
— Sai Baba of Shirdi Hindu and muslim saint 1835 - 1918
Eleven important sayings
— James Russell Lowell American poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819 - 1891
Prelude to Pt. I, st. 7
The Vision of Sir Launfal (1848)
Contexto: Joy comes, grief goes, we know not how;
Everything is happy now,
Everything is upward striving;
'Tis as easy now for the heart to be true
As for grass to be green or skies to be blue,—
'Tis the natural way of living:
Who knows whither the clouds have fled?
In the unscarred heaven they leave no wake;
And the eyes forget the tears they have shed,
The heart forgets its sorrow and ache;
The soul partakes the season's youth,
And the sulphurous rifts of passion and woe
Lie deep 'neath a silence pure and smooth,
Like burnt-out craters healed with snow.
— Harun Yahya Turkish author 1956
"Don’t Look Far For The Reason For Unhappiness: The Cause Is Hearts Turning Aside From Allah" in BLITZ (18 January 2015) http://www.weeklyblitz.net/2015/01/dont-look-far-reason-unhappiness-cause-hearts-turning-aside-allah/.
Contexto: Allah is the only source of happiness, joy, peace and tranquility. We can only be happy and at peace if Allah so desires. Yet if Allah so desires we can also delight in good things. But it is impossible for us to attain that by any other means than faith in Allah.
„“Joy is not based on circumstances. You can experience a deep, abiding joy no matter what you have to be happy or unhappy about in your world. Joyful people radiate something deeper, something based in their heart and will. Others sense this joy and feel uplifted. I realized that’s what the phrase Scatter Joy is all about—reflecting that deep and abiding joy to the world. ““
— Don Soderquist 1934 - 2016
Don Soderquist “ Live Learn Lead to Make a Difference https://books.google.com/books?id=s0q7mZf9oDkC&lpg=pg=PP1&dq=Don%20Soderquist&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false, Thomas Nelson, April 2006 p. 61.
On Choosing to be Joyful