LIFE QUOTES IX

quotations about life

Life is a warfare against the malice of others.

BALTASAR GRACIAN, The Art of Worldly Wisdom

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The realization that life is absurd and cannot be an end, but only a beginning. This is a truth nearly all great minds have taken as their starting point. It is not this discovery that is interesting, but the consequences and rules of action drawn from it.

ALBERT CAMUS, attributed, Albert Camus and the Philosophy of the Absurd

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Life compulsively dangled the possibility of life. Life, the dramatist on speed. Life, that couldn't stop with its foreshadows and ironies and symbols and clues, its wretched jokes and false endings and twists. Life with its hopeless addiction to plot.

GLEN DUNCAN, Talulla Rising

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We are meant to taste of life ... and drink the cup of it to the dregs, bitter and sweet alike.

JACQUELINE CAREY, Kushiel's Dart

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Life is not a bed of roses.

ENGLISH PROVERB

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Flirting with death is the spice of life.

MARGARET LOCK, Twice Dead

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Life is too transcendentally humorous for a man not to take it seriously. Compared with it, Death is but a shallow jest.

WILLIAM JOHN LOCKE, Simon the Jester

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Life, in a sense, is living and surviving. And all that makes for living and surviving is good. He who follows the fact cannot go astray, while he who has no reverence for the fact wanders afar.

JACK LONDON, The Kempton-Wace Letters

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I'd rather sing one wild song and burst my heart with it, than live a thousand years watching my digestion and being afraid of the wet.

JACK LONDON, The Turtles of Tasman

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The one thing life has taught me is that most people spend their lives bottled up inside their houses doing the things they hate.

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, Yerma

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Life is laughter amid a rosary of death.

FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA, attributed, Only Mystery: Federico García Lorca's Poetry in Word and Image

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Though not a participant in the Business of life; I am, like the character of Addison and Steele, an impartial (or more or less impartial) Spectator, who finds not a little recreation in watching the antics of those strange and puny puppets called men.

H. P. LOVECRAFT, letter to Kleiner, Cole, and Moe, October 1916

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All life is only a set of pictures in the brain, among which there is no difference betwixt those born of real things and those born of inward dreamings, and no cause to value the one above the other.

H. P. LOVECRAFT, "The Silver Key"

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As long as you live, keep learning how to live.

SENECA, Ad Lucilium Epistulae Morales

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Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.

SENECA, Ad Lucilium Epistulae Morales

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He whose daily life has been a rounded whole, is easy in his mind.

SENECA, Ad Lucilium Epistulae Morales

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Tell someone you love them because life is short, but shout it in Klingon because life is also terrifying and confusing.

ANONYMOUS

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Life is just a party, and parties weren't meant 2 last.

PRINCE, "1999"

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If life is a death sentence, then we all have plenty of time to kill.

GREGORY ADAMS, "Review: Life Is a Death Sentence", Exclaim, June 10, 2016

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Life is a merciless reflection of your own attitude.

DANIEL ASQUINO, "Asquino tells MWCC grads: 'Life is a merciless reflection of your own attitude'", Worcester Telegram, May 18, 2016

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