Joy Quotes

(God is) always making little surprises and springing them on us.

Thursday, September 8th, 2011
Fall leaves

People think pleasing God is all God care about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.

Yeah? I say…

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Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air

Friday, June 18th, 2010
sunset beach kites

Where the star Canope shines in May,
Shepherds are thankful, and nations gay.
The music that can deepest reach,
And cure all ill, is cordial speech…

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There are few joys to compare with the telling of a well-told tale

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

“I just know it’s what I want to do,” she said, “but…”

Her voice trailed off, and for a time they walked in silence. The tang of the sea was in the air. The Otherworld stars wheeled and spun in constellations unfamiliar to Cat’s…

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The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost

Friday, February 12th, 2010
bird on one leg

All pessimism has a secret optimism for its object. All surrender of life, all denial of pleasure, darkness, all austerity, all desolation has for its real aim is this separation of something so that it may be poignantly and…

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Only when you are empty are you at standstill and balanced

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.”

But I say unto you, they are inseparable.

Together they come, and when one sits alone with…

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Through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
Greenway House

To be part of something one doesn’t in the least understand is, I think, one of the most intriguing things about life.

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly…

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