Quotes about joy

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„We don't make mistakes; we just have happy accidents. And that's when you really experience the joy of painting.“

—  Bob Ross American painter, art instructor, and television host 1942 - 1995
Bob Ross: Beauty Is Everywhere. Collection 1: Ep. 8 "Wintertime Blues"; The Joy of Painting Season 20: Episode 3 Bob Ross: Winter in Pastel.

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„When the interests of mankind are at stake, they will obey with joy the man whom they believe to be wiser than themselves. You may prove this on all sides: you may see how the sick man will beg the doctor to tell him what he ought to do, how a whole ship’s company will listen to the pilot.“

—  Xenophon, book Cyropaedia
Cyropaedia, 4th Century BC, Context: That... is the road to the obedience of compulsion. But there is a shorter way to a nobler goal, the obedience of the will. When the interests of mankind are at stake, they will obey with joy the man whom they believe to be wiser than themselves. You may prove this on all sides: you may see how the sick man will beg the doctor to tell him what he ought to do, how a whole ship’s company will listen to the pilot. Bk. 1, ch. 6; as translated by Henry Graham Dakyns in Cyropaedia (2004) p. 29.

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„Those who know the joys and miseries of celebrity when they have passed the age of forty know how to defend themselves.“

—  Sarah Bernhardt French actress 1844 - 1923
My Double Life (1907), Context: Those who know the joys and miseries of celebrity when they have passed the age of forty know how to defend themselves. They are at the beginning of a series of small worries, thunderbolts hidden under flowers, but they know how to hold in check that monster advertisement. It is a sort of octopus with innumerable tentacles. It throws out to right and left, in front and behind, its clammy arms, and gathers in, through its thousand little suckers, all the gossip and slander and praise afloat, to spit out again at the public when it is vomiting its black gall. But those who are caught in the clutches of celebrity at the age of twenty two know nothing. Ch. 28 <!-- p. 324 -->

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„I found a joy in myself, coming from the awareness that I want to fight.“

—  Witold Pilecki World War II concentration camp leader and resistor 1901 - 1948

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„I've been trying to live my life so that in the hour of my death I would rather feel joy, than fear.“

—  Witold Pilecki World War II concentration camp leader and resistor 1901 - 1948
After the announcement of the death sentence. Source: Bartłomiej Kuraś, Witold Pilecki – w Auschwitzu z własnej woli, „Ale Historia”, w: „Gazeta Wyborcza”, 22 kwietnia 2013.

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„Anyone who has ever been privileged to direct a film also knows that, although it can be like trying to write War and Peace in a bumper car in an amusement park, when you finally get it right, there are not many joys in life that can equal the feeling.“

—  Stanley Kubrick American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and editor 1928 - 1999
Video acceptance speech of the D.W. Griffiths Lifetime Achievement Award (1999) - video and transcript http://www.indelibleinc.com/kubrick/kubrick-dga.html

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„….. joy runs deeper than despair.“

—  Corrie ten Boom Dutch resistance hero and writer 1892 - 1983

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„Work is a wonderful regulator of mind and body. I forget all sorrow, grief, bitterness, and I even ignore them altogether in the joy of working.“

—  Camille Pissarro French painter 1830 - 1903
undated quotes, In a letter to his son, Lucien; as quoted in: Brother Thomas (O.S.B.), ‎Rosemary Williams (1999) Creation Out of Clay: The Ceramic Art and Writings of Brother Thomas. p. 45

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