Elation Quotes

Elation Quotes by Alfred North Whitehead, Virginia Postrel, Amy Lowell, Carol Bly, Adriana Trigiani, Cyril Connolly and many others.

Art heightens the sense of humanity. It gives an elation to feeling which is supernatural…A million sunsets will not spur us on towards civilization. It requires Art to evoke into consciousness the finite perfections which lie ready for human achievement.
Alfred North Whitehead
The mere existence of ‘Buffy’ proves the declinists wrong about one thing: Hollywood commercialism can produce great art. Complex and evolving characters. Playful language. Joy and sorrow, pathos and elation. Episodes that dare to be different – to tell stories in silence or in song. Big themes and terrible choices.
Virginia Postrel
Happiness, to some, elation; Is, to others, mere stagnation.
Amy Lowell
Emily was feeling the elation of conscientious hosts when they can temporarily escape a ubiquitous houseguest.
Carol Bly
Relief is a wonderful emotion, highly underrated. In fact, I prefer it to elation or joy. Relief lets the air out of the Tire of Pain.
Adriana Trigiani
It is after creation, in the elation of success, or the gloom of failure, that love becomes essential.
Cyril Connolly
When I was growing up, I’d study for days trying to get good grades. When I’d get an ‘A,’ I’d feel elation for about 30 seconds, and then a feeling of emptiness.
Andrew Yang
Of course, art in and of itself gives me some feeling of elation or power and is in some way curative. But actually what’s interesting at the end of the day is the various interpretations and conversations between us. Something that exists between us is probably better than you and better than me.
Sarah Morris
The stories of The End of Free Love mark a great beginning. They are seductive and migratory, tapped into our earliest sense of the world. Steinberg inhabits our first bewilderments, the terrors and the tenderness that shape our lives. To read her is to fall out of the daily into a fresh elation.
Noy Holland
Real elation is when you feel you could touch a star without standing on tiptoe.
Doug Larson
The reason you take antidepressants is to feel calm. And romantic love is not calm – it’s elation, it’s mood swings, and you’re killing all that when you take the drug.
Helen Fisher
Rather than writing about international events, I write about individual lives. There is elation and sadness, death and birth, love and jealousy, co-operation and betrayal. All the great emotional transactions that happen wherever people come together.
Tom Drury
I may be writing well, I may be writing poorly, but I enjoy the act of writing and sometimes when it turns out okay, I feel an elation that is incomparable.
James Lipton
When you see the fans all in together – elation and sadness sat next to each other, kids crying and the other half of the family up there, giving it all that – that’s just incredible.
Chris Kamara
I had a great dislike to the annoyances entailed by baggage; and it was always with some feeling of elation that I cut myself free from everything but what I could carry about me. Like children, portmanteaus and trunks are hostages to fortune.
Herbert Spencer
Running a marathon is appealing to runners for many reasons. It’s epic! A real test for your mind and body and a challenge that truly fills you with complete elation when you cross the finish line. But it is in no way a trivial undertaking.
A. J. Odudu
Beware the deadly fumes of that insane elation Which rises from the cup of mad impiety, And go, get drunk with that divine intoxication Which is more sober far than all sobriety.
William Rounseville Alger
You follow any family around, you’re going to see elation, you’re going to see disharmony.
Joan Jett
It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement. Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs, therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity or undue depression in adversity.
While we got hotter and thirstier as the heat beat down on us. The somebody would call in a voice full of elation
Arthur Godfrey
I do know that whenever a player hits the ball out of the park, I have a sense of elation. I feel as if I had done it.
Heywood Broun
Remember blessed children of men that the purpose of the real science should be to increase the happiness and to free the race from every external condition that would not be beneficial for the elation of man to the pristine greatness of his original cosmic destiny.
Count of St. Germain
I could be really sad and I start to cry; I feel alive then. I could be at a concert and I throw my hands up in the air and I feel elation; I feel alive then.
Michael Franti
There will be something anguish or elation that is peculiar to this day alone. I rise from sleep and say: hail to the morning! come down to me, my beautiful unknown.
Jessica Powers
In ’08, Barrack Obama was famously elected president. Even though I’d supported McCain and dreaded what I feared Barrack might do, I felt a surge of elation when the networks announced he’d won. I really hadn’t thought the U.S. would go for an African-American for a decade or so.
Orson Bean
When people hit on feeling a certain melancholy or elation, it’s a really exciting moment. I think making that connection is the goal, and what makes something great.
Craig Finn
Misery, depression, elation all mine, refine confinement all my design.
Henry Rollins
It’s difficult for me to be around anyone for longer than an hour. Love, death, elation, sorrow, I just don’t care all that much about any of it. I am at this point, more of an observer/journalist.
Henry Rollins
An athlete experiences the emotions of pain and elation through triumph and defeat, through teamwork and individuality, as nothing more than a human being…that is the true glory of sport.
Aimee Mullins
Gatsby turned out all right at the end; it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
People who have lived through a war know that as it approaches, an at first secret, unacknowledged, elation begins, as if an almost inaudible drum is beating … an awful, illicit, violent excitement is abroad. Then the elation becomes too strong to be ignored or overlooked: then everyone is possessed by it.
Doris Lessing
So far as the personal side is concerned, the victory was to him who lost and the defeat to him who won. I can say that never in the last fifteen years have I had the peace of mind that I
have since the election. I have almost a feeling of elation.
Herbert Hoover
There is a particular kind of pain, elation, loneliness and terror involved in this kind of madness… It will never end, for madness carves its own reality.
Kay Redfield Jamison
If I had to give up my life for anything, it would have to have the resilience of hope, the elation of new literacy, the brilliant life of a field of flowers, the elementary kindness of bread. Nothing short of that. It would have to be something as sure as love.
Barbara Kingsolver
You feel a sense of elation seeing yourself on a billboard.
Paloma Faith
Those moments before a poem comes, when the heightened awareness comes over you, and you realize a poem is buried there somewhere, you prepare yourself. I run around, you know, kind of skipping around the house, marvelous elation. It’s as though I could fly.
Anne Sexton
With each song, I’m trying to go after that feeling of elation, of euphoria. It’s not the only feeling in the world; it’s just the one I thought I should try to focus on and find the most effective way of getting there.
Andrew W.K.
That’s what’s great about the horror genre is that you’re getting a load of people together in the cinema at the same place and the same time, having them all experience extreme fear and come out alive at the end. It’s an uplifting experience, and there’s a sense of elation.
Wes Craven
Anywhere everywhere! Anything anyhow! just dance!
I was 14 and madly in love for the first time. He was 21. He made me suddenly, unaccustomedly beautiful with his kisses and mix tapes. During the year of elation and longing, he never mentioned that he had a girlfriend who lived across the street.
Daphne Gottlieb
With its leaves so rich and heavy with elation and its crimson face made brighter with visions of divinity the shadow of a certain rose looks just like an angel eating light.
To experience the unique sense of elation that you have when your child is sleeping on your chest in an incomparable emotion.
John Rhys-Davies
Work is the vessel into which we pour so much of ourselves hope and disappointment, elation and rage, satisfaction and frustration. Yet any damp display of these emotions is seen as weakness.
Lisa Belkin
It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us. It is the elation that comes of swift contact with tingling currents of thought.
Agnes Repplier
I think the mixture of pressure and elation after winning the world title took some getting used to and that impacted on my personal life big-time.
Adrian Lewis
The reason you take antidepressants is to feel calm. And romantic love is not calm -it’s elation, it’s mood swings, and you’re killing all that when you take the drug.
Helen Fisher
I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success … Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.
Nikola Tesla
Making a painting is like having sex for a month or something. Then I go through this period of elation at finishing the work. Then you drop off – you know, ‘post-coital man is sad,’ as the old saying goes.
Tim Zuck
To the winner, there is 100-percent elation, 100-percent fun, 100-percent laughter; and yet the only thing left to the loser is resolution and determination.
Vince Lombardi
The thing that strikes you most about being a soldier in a war zone and in action to the small extent that I was, when actually people start shooting, which happened to me a couple of times, everything goes on automatic and there’s a feeling of tremendous elevation and even elation.
Mark Helprin
Nowadays my brain no longer races compulsively in either elation, grandiosity, or depression. I have been given a quiet place in bright sunshine.
Bill W.
Riches expose a man to pride and luxury, and a foolish elation of heart.
Joseph Addison
Growth is a greater mystery than death. All of us can understand failure, we all contain failure and death within us, but not even the successful man can begin to describe the impalpable elations and apprehensions of growth.
Norman Mailer