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Wail: Dorothy Parker

  Love has gone a-rocketing. That is not the worst; I could do without the thing, And not be the first. Joy has gone the way it came. That is nothing new; I could get along the same — Many … Continue reading

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Creativity and Joy: W B Yeats

The miserable man may think well and express himself with great vehemence, but he cannot make beautiful things, for Aphrodite never rises from any but a tide of joy. W B Yeats quoted in ‘The Poet’s Work’ by John Holmes … Continue reading

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Reality: Simone Weil

A test of what is real is that it is hard and rough. Joys are found in it, not pleasure. What is pleasant belongs to dreams. Simone Weil 1909-1943 Gravity and Grace 1952 The image is copyright: sniegirova mariia via … Continue reading

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Joy: Mark Twain

To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with. Mark Twain 1835-1910 The illustration is copyright: altanaka via Shutterstock Even if that someone is your own shadow…

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Joys And Sorrows: Kahlil Gibran

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. The deeper that sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in … Continue reading

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Everyone Suddenly Burst Out Singing: Siegfried Sassoon

Everyone suddenly burst out singing; And I was filled with such delight As prisoned birds must find in freedom, Winging wildly across the white Orchards and dark-green fields; on–on–and out of sight. Everyone’s voice was suddenly lifted; And beauty came … Continue reading

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