Quotations about Life 2

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

Here is the world.  Beautiful and terrible things will happen.  Don't be afraid.  ~Frederick Buechner

Life is like sailing.  You can use any wind to go in any direction.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Life is so largely controlled by chance that its conduct can be but a perpetual improvisation.  ~W. Somerset Maugham

In life we all have an unspeakable secret, an irreversible regret, an unreachable dream and an unforgettable love.  ~Diego Marchi

I count life just a stuff
To try the soul's strength on.
~Robert Browning

Today, fill your cup of life with sunshine and laughter.  ~Dodinsky, www.dodinsky.com

Life may have no meaning.  Or even worse, it may have a meaning of which I disapprove.  ~Ashleigh Brilliant

Life is an incurable Disease.  ~Abraham Cowley

Different shades of life make the painting more beautiful.  ~Mike Dolan, www.hawaiianlife.com

The philosophy of mine earth can be summed up as this:  Sunshine creates happiness, and I create myself.  Nights are long and life is predominantly good.  Wind is refreshing.  Tea is wisdom.  Do the best you can, and be good to yourself so that you can above all be good to others.  ~Jessi Lane Adams

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

I ask of life to shine meaning in everyone who is searching.  ~Aurora Hernandez

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 escaped my smile.
~Elinor Hoyt Wylie, Let No Charitable Hope

To succeed in life, you need three things:  a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.  ~Reba McEntire

The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer, but rather what they miss.  ~Thomas Carlyle

I say to my child, I will explain to you as much of life as I can, but you must remember that there is a part of life for which you are the explanation.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.  ~Havelock Ellis

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.  ~Joseph Addison

We tear life out of life to use it for looking at itself.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Fortunately analysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself remains a very effective therapist. ~Karen Horney, Our Inner Conflicts, 1945, referring to psychoanalysis

Give us Lord, a bit o' sun,
A bit o' work and a bit o' fun;
Give us all in the struggle and sputter
Our daily bread and a bit o' butter.
~From an inn in Lancaster, England

All human things hang on a slender thread, the strongest fall with a sudden crash.  ~Ovid

The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins.  ~Heywood Broun

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.  ~Author Unknown

When compiling his great dictionary, the young Noah Webster travels to the Himalayas, where he climbs to the cave of the world's wisest man.  "O, great sage," he says, "tell me the meaning of life."  The sage sits Noah at his feet and, with great solemnity, commences to unfold the meaning of life.  When finished, he places a hand on the young man's shoulder and says, "Do you have any other questions, my son?"  Noah flips a page in his notebook and says, "You wouldn't know the meaning of lift, would you?"  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Life is a long process of getting tired.  ~Samuel Butler

I really enjoy life I'm just not good at it.  ~Daniel, @blindedpoet

He who has nothing to die for has nothing to live for.  ~Moroccan Proverb

The kaleidoscope of colour which is my life, shows the interesting choices I've made along the way.  ~Antie Koekie

But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.  ~Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum

I wish to die knowing that I took a fleeting instant of eternity and fashioned from it a lifetime.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

God asks no man whether he will accept life.  That is not the choice.  You must take it.  The only question is how.  ~Henry Ward Beecher


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