— Miriam Toews Canadian writer known for novels set in the Mennonite community 1964
„The songwriting style, to me, is superior... there was a certain amount of joy in it, no matter how sad the song is.“
— M. Ward singer-songwriter and guitarist 1973
Context: The songwriting style, to me, is superior... there was a certain amount of joy in it, no matter how sad the song is. You get joy in listening to these Buddy Holly or Roy Orbison sad lyrics. I'm attracted to songs that have balance between the darks and the lights and giving them all equal opportunity. On songwriting styles of the post-World War II era, in an interview with Bob Boilen on All Songs Considered (17 November 2006) http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15961159 (NPR)
— Kuruvilla Pandikattu Indian philosopher 1957
Joy: Share it! p. 36.
„I want more than anything for my children to be happy, and I love them because they are sad, and the erratic project of kneading that sadness into joy is the engine of my life“
— Andrew Solomon American journalist 1963
Context: I want more than anything for my children to be happy, and I love them because they are sad, and the erratic project of kneading that sadness into joy is the engine of my life as a father, as a son, as a friend—and as a writer. Ch. 12 Father, p. 701.
— Eknath Easwaran spiritual teacher, author of books on meditation and spiritual practice, and translator and interpreter of Indian lit... 1910 - 1999
„Followers of Jesus in our day will, by their compassionate concern for the victims of greed and blindness, be stimulated to search more diligently for means of increased persuasiveness of wrongdoers, on the one hand, and for ethical means of restraint, on the other. They will be prepared also to rely exclusively upon means which are consistent with the worthy ends sought, and to take consequences of following Jesus' way of life.“
— Kirby Page American clergyman 1890 - 1957
„Stress, loneliness, depression, boredom- the madness of everyday life. Ever-greater levels of sadness, implying a recognition, on the visceral level at least, that things could be different. How much joy is there left in the technological society, this field of alienation and anxiety.“
— John Zerzan American anarchist and primitivist philosopher and author 1943
"The Mass Psychology of Misery"
„The clouds, and not the stars, to them
The omen and the sign be given—
The clouds, the vapours of our soil,
Not stars, whose element is heaven.
The deepening shade, the flitting light,
Mark what each coming month will know—
The passing joy, the constant care,
Of life's sad pilgrimage below.“
— Letitia Elizabeth Landon English poet and novelist 1802 - 1838
„A honeymoon is such a special time in life when you just want to be alone. It is in this little bubble of emotion and joy and happiness over the wedding. To then be chased [actually, let’s be honest here, they were stalked] by someone who breaks the bubble made us very sad.“
— Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland Swedish princess 1982
„A lady who sets her heart upon a lad in uniform must prepare to change lovers pretty quickly, or her life will be but a sad one.“
— William Makepeace Thackeray, The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq. written by himself
„What I am really here to talk about is the central thing, the core, the nucleus—life itself. I’m not here to talk about what we should do in life. There are many options as far that is concerned and, of course, you can pick one, whatever suits you. But I’m talking about life itself without which nothing is wrong and nothing is right. Unbiased life. Maybe one day everything is going the right way for you and you’re incredibly happy. And you’re still breathing and you’re still alive. Then one day you’re really sad, and everything is terrible. And you’re still breathing; you’re still alive. That thing is never affected by what the outer circumstances are.“
— Prem Rawat controversial spiritual leader 1957
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia April 3, 1984