Not joy but joylessness is the mother of debauchery.[Die Mutter der Ausschweifung ist nicht die Freude, sondern die Freudlosigkeit.]
We’re always experiencing joy or sadness. But there are lots of people who’ve closed down. And there are times in one’s life when one has to close down just to regroup.
He who binds to himself a joy, does the winged life destroy; but he who kisses the joy as it flies, lives in eternity’s sun rise.