Monday, May 02, 2005

Life Quotes

The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without, and to depart.  ~John, Viscount Morley, Address on Aphorisms Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.  ~Erich Fromm My formula for living is quite simple.  I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night.  In between, I occupy myself as best I can.  ~Cary Grant To live remains an art which everyone must learn, and which no one can teach.  ~Havelock Ellis Living involves tearing up one rough draft after another.  ~Author Unknown My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn.  ~Louis Adamic Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire.  I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drive into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl.  Let him come out as I do, and bark.  ~Samuel Johnson Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told:  "I am with you kid.  Let's go."  ~Maya Angelou Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery Why torture yourself when life'll do it for you?  ~Author Unknown Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.  ~George Bernard Shaw, The Doctor's Dilemma, 1906 Puritans will never believe it, but life is full of disagreeable things that aren't even good for you.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 'Tis all a chequer board of nights and days, Where destiny with men for pieces plays; Hither and thither, and mates, and slays. ~Edward Fitzgerald, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám, 1859 You cannot discover the purpose of life by asking someone else - the only way you'll ever get the right answer is by asking yourself.  ~Terri Guillemets ...the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse.  ~Walt Whitman, "O Me! O Life!", Leaves of Grass Don't go around saying the world owes you a living.  The world owes you nothing.  It was here first.  ~Mark Twain Life is the game that must be played.  ~Edwin Arlington Robinson You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of.  You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.  ~Albert Camus There is no wealth but life.  ~John Ruskin I know what things are good:  friendship and work and conversation.  These I shall have.  ~Rupert Brooke Life will always remain a gamble, with prizes sometimes for the imprudent, and blanks so often to the wise.  ~Jerome K. Jerome The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.  ~Henry David Thoreau Eating, loving, singing and digesting are, in truth, the four acts of the comic opera known as life, and they pass like bubbles of a bottle of champagne.  Whoever lets them break without having enjoyed them is a complete fool.  ~Gioacchino Rossini We mourn the transitory things and fret under the yoke of the immutable ones.  ~Paul Eldridge I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.  ~T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Life was a damned muddle - a football game with everyone offside and the referee gotten rid of - everyone claiming the referee would have been on his side.  ~F. Scott Fitzgerald Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.  ~Anton Chekhov Following straight lines shortens distances, and also life.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin Life is so largely controlled by chance that its conduct can be but a perpetual improvisation.  ~W. Somerset Maugham I count life just a stuff To try the soul's strength on. ~Robert Browning Life may have no meaning.  Or even worse, it may have a meaning of which I disapprove.  ~Ashleigh Brilliant Human life is purely a matter of deciding what's important to you.  ~Anonymous For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.  ~Albert Camus Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique, and not too much imagination.  ~Christopher Isherwood The only way to have a life is to commit to it like crazy.  ~Angelina Jolie Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.  ~Bruce Crampton Life is a mixed blessing, which we vainly try to unmix.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 In masks outrageous and austere The years go by in single file; But none has merited my fear, And none has quite esc


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