Monday, 3 June 2013

Huge collection of Life Quotes 2

The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched. ☞ Henry David Thoreau,

Life is the sum of all your choices. ☞ Albert Camus

Out of a hundred years a few minutes were made that stayed with me, not a hundred years. ☞ Antonio Porchia,

If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, where X is work, Y is play, and Z is keep your mouth shut. ☞ Albert Einstein

I gave my life to learning how to live. Now that I have organized it all… It is just about over. ☞ Sandra Hochman

There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic. ☞ Anaïs Nin

Life is not fair, nor has it ever been, but the morning seems determined to dawn until it is. ☞ Robert Brault

[P]erhaps nothing ‘ud be a lesson to us if it didn’t come too late. It’s well we should feel as life’s a reckoning we can’t make twice over; there’s no real making amends in this world, any more nor you can mend a wrong subtraction by doing your addition right. ☞ George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans),

Only a few things are really important. ☞ Marie Dressler

We are like people with short-term leases on summer cottages; we can never seem to make our provisions come out even with our stay. ☞ Mignon McLaughlin,

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. ☞ Henry Miller

Life is like eating artichokes; you have got to go through so much to get so little. ☞ Thomas Aloysius Dorgan

Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth. ☞ Martin H. Fischer

Summing up, it is clear the future holds great opportunities. It also holds pitfalls. The trick will be to avoid the pitfalls, seize the opportunities, and get back home by six o’clock. ☞ Woody Allen, "My Speech to the Graduates,"

There is a lesson we learn early and harmlessly, or late and traumatically – that there are things we can break that our parents can’t fix. ☞ Robert Brault

Situated in some nebulous distance I do what I do so that the universal balance of which I am a part may remain a balance. ☞ Antonio Porchia,

Few of us write great novels; all of us live them. ☞ Mignon McLaughlin,

Life’s like a novel with the end ripped out. ☞ Danny Orton and Blair Daly

If you stop struggling, then you stop life. ☞ Huey Newton

Sometimes questions are more important than answers. ☞ Nancy Willard, quoted in

It is while you are patiently toiling at the little tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great whole of life dawn on you. ☞ Phillips Brooks

My quest for cosmic understanding is a book I have picked up and put down many times, always forgetting to insert a bookmark. ☞ Robert Brault

There is a strange reluctance on the part of most people to admit that they enjoy life. ☞ William Lyon Phelps

The great business of life is to be, to do, to do without, and to depart. ☞ John, Viscount Morley,

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

No man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through the world, giving and receiving offence. ☞ Thomas Carlyle,

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,

Puritans will never believe it, but life is full of disagreeable things that aren’t even good for you. ☞ Mignon McLaughlin,

‘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,

Life: It is about the gift not the package it comes in. ☞ Dennis P. Costea

…the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse. ☞ Walt Whitman, "O Me! O Life!",

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

I’ve learned never to be surprised if what must inevitably happen happens right now. ☞ Robert Brault

I have approximate answers and possible beliefs and different degrees of certainty about different things, but I’m not absolutely sure of anything, and many things I don’t know anything about, such as whether it means anything to ask why we’re here, and what the question might mean. I might think about it a little bit, but if I can’t figure it out, then I go on to something else. But I don’t have to know an answer…. I don’t feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in the mysterious universe without having any purpose, which is the way it really is, as far as I can tell, possibly. It doesn’t frighten me. ☞ Richard Phillips Feynman

Life is just a series of trying to make up your mind. ☞ Timothy Fuller

The history of man for the nine months preceding his birth would, probably, be far more interesting and contain events of greater moment than all the three score and ten years that follow it. ☞ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Perhaps we are looking at this from a wrong perspective; this search for the truth, the meaning of life, the reason of God. We all have this mindset that the answers are so complex and so vast that it is almost impossible to comprehend. I think, on the contrary, that the answers are so simple; so simple that it is staring us straight in the face, screaming its lungs out, and yet we fail to notice it. We’re looking through a telescope, searching the stars for the answer, when the answer is actually a speck of dirt on the telescope lens. ☞ Jason Q.

It’s just life. Just live it. ☞ Terri Guillemets

Life is little more than a loan shark: It exacts a very high rate of interest for the few pleasures it concedes. ☞ Luigi Pirandello

Life is a shit sandwich. But if you’ve got enough bread, you don’t taste the shit. ☞ Jonathan Winters

There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last. ☞ Robert Louis Stevenson

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line. ☞ H.L. Mencken

Almost everything in life is easier to get into than out of. ☞ Agnes’ Law

Chance is always powerful, let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish. ☞ Ovid

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run. The daily work – that goes on, it adds up. ☞ Barbara Kingsolver

Life is a series of collisions with the future. ☞ José Ortega y Gasset

To the student I would say, "Life is principally multiple choice, but at the end there’s a tough essay question." ☞ Robert Brault

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing. ☞ Marcus Aurelius,

Life is half spent before we know what it is. ☞ George Herbert,

Why does a person even get up in the morning? You have breakfast, you floss your teeth so you’ll have healthy gums in your old age, and then you get in your car and drive down I-10 and die. Life is so stupid I can’t stand it. ☞ Barbara Kingsolver

Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust – we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper. ☞ Albert Einstein, in

Jack Palance: "Do you know what the secret of life is? One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and everything else don’t mean shit." Billy Crystal: "Yeah, but what’s that one thing?" Jack Palance: "That’s what you’ve got to figure out." ☞ From the movie

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian. ☞ Dennis Wholey

Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like. ☞ Author Unknown

Why do critics make such an outcry against tragicomedies? is not life one? ☞ Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare,

What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. ☞ Crowfoot, 1890, as quoted in

Have you noticed that life, real honest-to-goodness life, with murders and catastrophes and fabulous inheritances, happens almost exclusively in the newspapers? ☞ Jean Anouilh,

God writes a lot of comedy… the trouble is, he’s stuck with so many bad actors who don’t know how to play funny. ☞ Garrison Keillor

The meaning of life is not an unquestionable answer; it is an unanswerable question. ☞ Terri Guillemet

Look, I don’t want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you’re alive you’ve got to flap your arms and legs, you’ve got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you’re not alive. ☞ Mel Brooks

Unbeing dead isn’t being alive. ☞ e.e. cummings

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious. ☞ Brendan Gill

When we are alone on a starlit night, when by chance we see the migrating birds in autumn descending on a grove of junipers to rest and eat; when we see children in a moment when they are really children, when we know love in our own hearts; or when, like the Japanese poet, Basho, we hear an old frog land in a quiet pond with a solitary splash – at such times the awakening, the turning inside out of all values, the "newness," the emptiness and the purity of vision that make themselves evident, all these provide a glimpse of the cosmic dance. ☞ Thomas Merton

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ☞ Hans Christian Anderson

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me." ☞ Erma Bombeck

The purpose of life is a life of purpose. ☞ Robert Byrne The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth. ☞ Chinese Proverb

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. ☞ Elwyn Brooks White

Life is simple, it’s just not easy. ☞ Author Unknown

A life without cause is a life without effect. ☞ Barbarella

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t. ☞ Richard Bach

Life’s not always fair. Sometimes you can get a splinter even sliding down a rainbow. ☞ Terri Guillemets

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. ☞ Henry David Thoreau,

I hope life isn’t a big joke, because I don’t get it. ☞ Jack Handey

Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it. ☞ Christopher Morley,

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, And I’ll forgive Thy great big one on me. ☞ Robert Frost

In spite of the cost of living, it’s still popular. ☞ Kathy Norris

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. ☞ Emily Dickinson

Yes, I will try to be. Because I believe that not being is arrogant. ☞ Antonio Porchia,

Life is the hyphen between matter and spirit. ☞ Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare,

My life has a superb cast but I can’t figure out the plot. ☞ Ashleigh Brilliant

I say, if your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life. ☞ Bill Watterson,

You fall out of your mother’s womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave. ☞ Quentin Crisp

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. ☞ T.S. Eliot,

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