“Scatter joy!” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Stevie Ray Vaughan – Pride and Joy

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you1000509261001_1592338608001_BIO-Classroom-Helen-Keller-The-World-I-See-SF-FIX shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”


Pride and Joy make a difference!


“The melancholy river bears us on. When the moon comes through the trailing willow boughs, I see your face, I hear your voice and the bird Virginia Woolfsinging as we pass the osier bed. What are you whispering?  Sorrow, sorrow. Joy, joy. Woven together, like reeds in moonlight.”
Virginia Woolf

let joy be unconfined…
George Gordon Byron



Percy Bysshe Shelley

“I have drunken deep of joy,
and I will taste no other wine tonight.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley


Mark Twain

“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”

Mark Twain


“With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.”

~William Wordsworth



A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, 
as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked.”

~Anais Nin




He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars.”

Jack London, The Call of the Wild 



“A tJohn Keatshing of beauty is a joy forever.”

John Keats


Deepak Chopra

“...There are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous.”

Deepak Chopra molieredioscurescanalblogcom


“It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love.”





In South Korea, they believe that when you turn 60, you’ve become a baby again and the rest of your life should be totally about joy and happiness, and people should leave you alone, and I just think that that’s the height of intelligence.”

~Alice Walker


Hubert Selby Jr.


The voice so filled with nostalgia that you could almost see the memories floating through the blue smoke, memories not only of music and joy and youth, but perhaps, of dreams. They listened to the music, each hearing it in his own way, feeling relaxed and a part of the music, a part of each other, and almost a part of the world.

Hubert Selby Jr., Requiem for a Dream



We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”




“A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love.
She gives most who Mother Teresagives with joy.”

― Mother Teresa

Edna St. Vincent Millay


“Beauty is whatever gives joy.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay



“The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.”

Rabindranath Tagore


Robert G. Ingersoll


“Like the most of you, I was raised among people who knew – who were certain. They did not reason or investigate. They had no doubts…

“We can be as honest as we are ignorant. If we are, when asked what is beyond the horizon of the known, we must say that we do not know. We can tell the truth, and we can enjoy the blessed freedom that the brave have won. We can destroy the monsters of superstition, the hissing snakes of ignorance and fear. We can drive from our minds the frightful things that tear and wound with beak and fang. We can civilize our fellow-men. We can fill our lives with generous deeds, with loving words, with art and song, and all the ecstasies of love. We can flood our years with sunshine — with the divine climate of kindness, and we can drain to the last drop the golden cup of joy.”

Robert G. Ingersoll, The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol 1: Lectures


“A flower blossoms for its own joy.”

Oscar Wilde

Frederick William Faber
There are souls in this world who have the gift of finding joy everywhere, and leaving it behind them when they go.”

Frederick William Faber


“The bond that links your true family is not one of 1346663793563blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.”

Richard Bach


Painting of William Wordsworth



With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.”


“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.”

Langston Hughes


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