joy

A Quote by William Butler Yeats on blessings, remorse, surrender, escape, joy, openness, heart, laughter, and singing

When such as I cast out remorse
So great a sweetness flows into the breast
We must laugh and we must sing,
We are blest by everything,
Everything we look upon is blessed.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Jack Gilbert on joy, delight, risk, and music

We must risk delight.  We can do without pleasure,
but not delight.  Not enjoyment.  We must have
the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless
furnace of this world.  To make injustice the only
measure of our attention is to praise the Devil.
If the locomotive of the Lord runs us down,
we should give thanks that the end had magnitude.
We must admit there will be music despite everything.

Jack Gilbert

Source: Dancing with Joy: 99 Poems, Pages: 23 (A Brief For the Defense)

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Tony Hoagland on joy and beauty

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We're all attracted to the perfume
of fermenting joy,
we've all tried to start a fire,
and one day maybe it will blaze up on its own.
In the meantime, she is the one today among us
most able to bear the idea of her own beauty...

Tony Hoagland

Source: Dancing with Joy: 99 Poems, Pages: 28-29 (Grammar)

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on joy, sorrow, and non-duality

Joy and sorrow are inseparable... Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet: 26 poetic essays, Pages: 30 (On Joy and Sorrow)

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A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on joy, sorrow, and contradiction

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet: 26 poetic essays, Pages: 29 (On Joy and Sorrow)

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by oldman on love, awareness, creativity, joy, and living

If we allow the love within us to evolve naturally we generate new possibilities , nurture awareness and create a vehicle for joyous living.

Micheal

Source: Micheal Teal - Poet , Philosopher and Shaman

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A Quote by John Keats on beauty, joy, breathing, breath, sleep, and dreams

A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; but still will keep. A bower for us, and a sleep full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing

John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Erich Fromm on breathing, breath, life, suffering, love, and joy

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.

Erich Fromm (1900 - 1980)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Earon on risk, life, joy, fantasies, dreams, unconscious, balance, and challenge

The ultimate challenge in life is to neither allow our fantasies to bring us too much suffering nor to prevent us from living fully.

Earon Davis

Source: notes

Contributed by: Earon

A Quote by William Blake on imagination, joy, nature, and tree

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the Eyes of others only a Green thing that stands in the way.  Some See Nature all Ridicule & Deformity... & Some Scarce see Nature at all But to the Eyes of the Man of Imagination Nature is Imagination itself.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake

Contributed by: David

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