Your joys and sorrows. You can never tell them. You cheapen the inside of yourself if you do tell them.
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
I like to hide behind the characters I play. Despite the public perception, I am a very private person who has a hard time with the fame thing.
Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.
I'm a woman, a mother, a daughter, a sister. I'm a real person operating in the world. For me to discuss the most private thing feels wrong. It feels like I'm betraying myself and my children.
Even on a personal note, my dressing table downstairs is crowded with things, like a mini landscape. It's a city with buildings and towers and roads. There's a pool and a little park. When I move something around it becomes a different tableau.
People often say that 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder,' and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.
The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.
As long as one person lives in darkness then it seems to be a responsibility to tell other people.
Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow.
Whenever you meditate and you come upon beautiful spaces, immediately pray to existence:"Let my joy be showered over every being - conscious, unconscious. I don't want any personal claim over it."
Only do what your heart tells you.
When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet in his private heart no man much respects himself.
Logic is one thing, the human animal another. You can quite easily propose a logical solution to something and at the same time hope in your heart of hearts it won't work out.
Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
I know that. I'm having a ball. I'm not slap happy. I'm just filled up with joy and with peace and with all kinds of things that have eluded me for quite a few years. And they're back and they're thriving.
Words, yes, formulating things, creating something from your heart, it is something very necessary, yes.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.
To the person with a firm purpose all men and things are servants.
I don't believe in personal immortality; the only way I expect to have some version of such a thing is through my books.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
My boyfriend keeps telling me I've got to own things. So, first I bought this car. And then he told me I oughta get a house. 'Why a house?' 'Well, you gotta have a place to park the car.'
I was not a big drug person. I couldn't smoke pot because it made me so paranoid that I couldn't tell if I had to pee or I was really cold, so I just didn't enjoy it.
But, the thing is, since I always had my own little shop and direct access to the public, I've been able to build up a technique without marketing people ever telling me what the public wants.