LIFE QUOTES

quotations about life

life quote

My mistakes are my life.

SAMUEL BECKETT, How It Is

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Life is hard, but it's harder if you're stupid.

MICHAEL CRICHTON, Next

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Most important thing in life ... is learning how to fall.

JEANNETTE WALLS, Half Broke Horses

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We can smile, breathe, walk, and eat our meals in a way that allows us to be in touch with the abundance of happiness that is available. We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.

THICH NHAT HANH, Peace is Every Step

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The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross, and which to burn.

DAVID RUSSELL, attributed, Good Morning: 365 Positive Ways to Start Your Day

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Life is like walking through Paradise with peas in your shoes.

CHARLES EDWARD JERNINGHAM, The Maxims of Marmaduke

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The fine art of Life is to make
Another Soul vibrate with a song of joy.

EDWIN LEIBFREED, "The Song of the Soul"

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Inch by inch. Life is a cinch. Yard by yard. Life is hard.

JOHN UPDIKE, Rabbit Redux

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You're pretending this isn't your life. You think it's going to happen some other time. When you're dead you'll realize you were alive now.

CARYL CHURCHILL, Mad Forest

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Life is a long lesson in humility.

J.M. BARRIE, The Little Minister

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Life is all memory except for the one present moment that goes by so quick you can hardly catch it going.

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore

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One word
Frees us of all the weight and pain of life:
That word is love.

SOPHOCLES, Oedipus at Colonus

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Life itself, too, is forever turning an infinitely vacant, dispiriting blank side towards man on which nothing appears, any more than it does on a blank canvas. But no matter how vacant and vain, how dead life may appear to be, the man of faith, of energy, of warmth, who knows something, will not be put off so easily.

VINCENT VAN GOGH, letter to Theo van Gogh, Oct. 1884

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Life is hard. After all, it kills you!

KATHARINE HEPBURN, attributed, Katharine Hepburn Once Said...

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I live in a room and I go to work and I play a game called getting through the day while you wait for the night.

LILLIAN HELLMAN, The Autumn Garden

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Time
Like a petal in the wind
Flows softly by
As old lives are taken
New ones begin
A continual chain
Which lasts throughout eternity
Every life but a minute in time
But each of equal importance

CINDY CHENEY, "Time"

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Life don't owe you nothing.

AUGUST WILSON, Fences

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Live on, survive, for the earth gives forth wonders. It may swallow your heart, but the wonders keep on coming. You stand before them bareheaded, shriven. What is expected of you is attention.

SALMAN RUSHDIE, The Ground Beneath Her Feet

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The road is life.

JACK KEROUAC, On the Road

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You must learn to deal with the odd and even in life, as well as in figures.

GEORGE ELIOT, Adam Bede

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