Sunday, May 01, 2005

Carpe Diem Quotes

  ~Hazel Lee We die daily.  Happy those who daily come to life as well.  ~George MacDonald Gather ye rose-buds while ye may; Old Time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles today, Tomorrow will be dying. ~Robert Herrick Most of us spend our lives as if we had another one in the bank.  ~Ben Irwin If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.  ~Larry McMurtry, Some Can Whistle When your life flashes before your eyes, make sure you've got plenty to watch.  ~Author unknown, from a television commercial In theory one is aware that the earth revolves, but in practice one does not perceive it, the ground upon which one treads seems not to move, and one can live undisturbed.  So it is with Time in one's life.  ~Marcel Proust, The Past Recaptured, 1927 Our time consumes like smoke, and posts away; Nor can we treasure up a month or day: The sand within the transitory glass Doth haste, and so our silent minutes pass. ~Rowland Watkyns If I could only remember that the days were, not bricks to be laid row on row, to be built into a solid house, where one might dwell in safety and peace, but only food for the fires of the heart.  ~Edmund WilsonIf we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days.  ~Dorothy Canfield Fisher Every day of our lives we are on the verge of making those slight changes that would make all the difference.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 The word "now" is like a bomb through the window, and it ticks.  ~Arthur Miller, After the Fall, 1964 Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out.  That is what it is for.  Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself.  ~George Bernard Shaw The clock talked loud.  I threw it away, it scared me what it talked.  ~Tillie Olsen, Tell Me a Riddle Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it.  If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information.  ~Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Here I am trying to live, or rather, I am trying to teach the death within me how to live.  ~Jean CocteauWhen you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.  Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.  ~Indian Saying Warning:  Dates in Calendar are closer than they appear.  ~Author Unknown Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got.  ~Art Buchwald If you woke up breathing, congratulations!  You have another chance.  ~Andrea Boydston though love be a day and life be nothing, it shall not stop kissing.  ~e.e. cummings There are many To-morrows, my Love, my Love, - There is only one To-day. ~Joaquin Miller Life is always walking up to us and saying, "Come on in, the living's fine," and what do we do?  Back off and take its picture.  ~Russell Baker Stop waiting.  Twenty years is the first bomb of the future.  ~Terri Guillemets, Dream Quotes: The Imprisoned Writer Speaks at Night There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.  ~Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes To-morrow - oh, 'twill never be, If we should live a thousand years! Our time is all to-day, to-day, The same, though changed; and while it flies With still small voice the moments say: "To-day, to-day, be wise, be wise." ~James Montgomery, To-day I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it.  I want to have lived the width of it as well.  ~Diane Ackerman Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.  ~Dion Boucicault Is there life before death?  ~Author Unknown If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say?  And why are you waiting?  ~Stephen Levine The fear of death follows from the fear of life.  A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.  ~Mark Twain What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Time wears all his locks before; Take thy hold upon his forehead; When he flies, he turns no more, And behind his scalp is naked.~Robert Southwell Time is painted with a lock before, and bald behind, signifying thereby that we must take time by the forelock; for, when it is once past, there is no recalling it.  ~Jonathan Swift Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain.  ~William Hazlitt, On the Love of Life, 1815 Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.  ~Jean de La Bruyère It's a mere moment in a man's life between an All-Star Game and an Old-timers' Game.  ~Vin Scully Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. ~William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, 1600 When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.  ~Maurice Maeterlinck, Wisdom and Destiny, 1901, translated by Alfred Sutro When it comes time to die, make sure all you got to do is die.  ~Author Unknown I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth - I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace.  ~Henry James When a man knows he is


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