„In the sky there are always answers and explanations for everything: every pain, every suffering, joy and confusion.“
— Ishmael Beah, libro A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Fuente: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
— Nikos Kazantzakis, libro The Saviors of God
The Saviors of God (1923)
Contexto: From every joy and pain a hope leaps out eternally to escape this pain and to widen joy.
And again the ascent begins — which is pain — and joy is reborn and new hope springs up once more. The circle never closes. It is not a circle, but a spiral which ascends eternally, ever widening, enfolding and unfolding the triune struggle.
— Joseph Campbell American mythologist, writer and lecturer 1904 - 1987
Variante: Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
„To find the joy of living/ Is to experience the joy of dying/ Where the pain of parting/ Lads to still deeper joy of becoming.“
— Kuruvilla Pandikattu Indian philosopher 1957
Joy: Share it! p. 100
Joy: Share it! (2018)
— Martha Graham American dancer and choreographer 1894 - 1991
„Endure pain, find joy, and make your own meaning, because the universe certainly isn't going to supply it. Always be a moving target. Live. Live. Live.“
— Lois McMaster Bujold Science Fiction and fantasy author from the USA 1949
Vorkosigan Saga, Barrayar (1991)
Fuente: Cordelia's Honor
Contexto: Welcome to Barrayar, son. Here you go: have a world of wealth and poverty, wrenching change and rooted history. Have a birth; have two. Have a name. Miles means "soldier," but don't let the power of suggestion overwhelm you. Have a twisted form in a society that loathes and fears the mutations that have been its deepest agony. Have a title, wealth, power, and all the hatred and envy they will draw. Have your body ripped apart and re-arranged. Inherit an array of friends and enemies you never made. Have a grandfather from hell. Endure pain, find joy, and make your own meaning, because the universe certainly isn't going to supply it. Always be a moving target. Live. Live. Live.
„Why worry? There should be laughter after pain.
There should be sunshine after rain.
These things have always been the same.
So why worry now?“
— Mark Knopfler English guitarist 1949
Song lyrics, Brothers in Arms (1985)
— Robert Blair, The Grave
Part I, line 109.
The Grave (1743)
— David Nicholls, libro One Day
Fuente: One Day
„True Joy is not the absence of pain but the sanctifying, sustaining presence of the Lord Jesus in the midst of the pain“
— Nancy Leigh DeMoss American radio host 1958
Fuente: Lies Women Believe: And the Truth that Sets them Free
„Move out or grow in any dimension and pain as well as joy will be your reward. A full life will be full of pain.“
— M. Scott Peck American psychiatrist 1936 - 2005
Fuente: The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth
„I wake up thinking of yesterday. The joy is in remembering; the pain is in knowing it was yesterday.“
— David Levithan, libro Every Day
Fuente: Every Day
— Euripidés, Alcestis
Fuente: Alcestis (438 BC), l. 238