quotes about joy

Joy is as thorny and sharp as any of the dark emotions. To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees—these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. When we lose our tolerance for discomfort, we lose joy.
—  Excerpt From: Brown, Brene. “The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.” iBooks. 
Comparison is the thief of joy.
—  Theodore Roosevelt
She was the hero,
the one to bring them all together. 
She was the villain, 
the one who lost all she ever had. 
She was the child, 
the one breaking apart under everything
     (i never wanted any of this)
—  and the lonely lost girl crumbled into dust (lost in the ravages of time) || e.q.
I’ve made tons of stupid mistakes, and later I regretted them. And I’ve done it over and over again, thousands of times; a cycle of hollow joy and vicious self-hatred. But even so, every time I learned something about myself
—  Misato Katsuragi
Hideaki Anno, Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion 1997
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And we’ll love again, we’ll laugh again, we’ll cry again and we’ll dance again.