quotations abote life

You're alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act.
Barbara Hall, A Summons to New Orleans, 2000
The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.
Ben Stein
Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
Brendan Gill
Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.
Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957)
The purpose of life is to fight maturity.
Dick Werthimer
Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
A medley of extemporanea;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
And I am Marie of Romania.
Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967), Not So Deep as a Well (1937), "Comment"
It's not true that life is one damn thing after another; it is one damn thing over and over.
Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)
Life is just one damned thing after another.
Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)
Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
Fran Lebowitz (1950 - )
Life is something that everyone should try at least once.
Henry J. Tillman
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)
Life is a long lesson in humility.
James M. Barrie (1860 - 1937)
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.

John Lennon (1940 - 1980), "Beautiful Boy"
The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values.
Norman Thomas (1884 - 1968)
Life is a fatal complaint, and an eminently contagious one.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894), "The Poet at the Breakfast-Table", 1872
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act I
Life is a zoo in a jungle.
Peter De Vries
Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
R. D. Laing
The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.
Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988), "Job", 1984
Life is just a bowl of pits.
Rodney Dangerfield (1921 - 2004)
Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902)
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Socrates (469 BC - 399 BC), in Plato, Dialogues, Apology
Life is an unbroken succession of false situations.
Thornton Wilder (1897 - 1975)
Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
Truman Capote (1924 - 1984)
Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you.
Wally 'Famous' Amos (1936 - )
Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all.
William Goldman, "The Princess Bride"

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