Quotes: Joy

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Joy is distinct not only from pleasure in general but even from aesthetic pleasure. It must have the stab, the pang, the inconsolable longing.

C. S. Lewis

 

I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery – air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”

Sylvia Plath

 

“All joy reminds. It is never a possession, always a desire for something longer ago or further away or still “about to be”.

C. S. Lewis

 

“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 rampart, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars.

Jack London

 

There is pleasure in the pathless woods,

There is rapture on the lonely shore,

There is society, where none intrudes,

By the deep sea, and music in its roar,

I love not man the less,

But Nature more

George Lord Byron

 

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

Psalm 30:5  (NKJV)

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