"To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life."
"My mother's love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters."
"There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away."
"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."
"The weak have remedies, the wise have joys superior wisdom is superior bliss."
"One of the accidental joys of my writing life has been that I've had some lovely, surprisingly good fortune with readers, and I've brought readers to my dad's work. I can't tell you the joy that gives me. Because my father's work was masterful."
"Your joys and sorrows. You can never tell them. You cheapen the inside of yourself if you do tell them."
"The joys of friendship inert the heart and fizzy home bouncing jubilantly with laughter-buttered love."
"What makes old age so sad is not that our joys but our hopes cease."
"An adolescent is somebody who is in between things. A teenager is somebody who's kind of permanently there. And so living with them through the various teenage hopes and sorrows and joys was curiously enough a maturing experience for me."