LIFE QUOTES VI

quotations about life

life quote

The secret of the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment of existence is: to live dangerously!

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE, The Joyful Wisdom

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Life is made up of marble and mud.

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, The House of the Seven Gables

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Life is measured by the rapidity of change, the succession of influences that modify the being.

GEORGE ELIOT, Felix Holt

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Life packed a clever one-two punch: cruelty and absurdity.

DEAN KOONTZ, Velocity

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Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth

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Living is a hazardous profession.

TOBSHA LEARNER, The Witch of Cologne

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Do not take life too seriously--you will never get out of it alive.

ELBERT HUBBARD, The American Bible

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Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
When you think everything's okay and everything's going right
And life has a funny way of helping you out when
You think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face

ALANIS MORISSETTE, "Ironic"

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Life is a skeleton-land over which are hovering reflections, past and future fulfillments, clinging raiments of old desires, spread in full blaze upon the bones of the dead.

ELISE PUMPELLY CABOT, "Arizona"

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Life is more sweet than I
Knew: the shifted scene
Less wavered, more trimmed with light,
Than the years before.
Look down. People pass over the ice
As a file of thin ghosts creep,
And fade beyond the hill.
You, and you, and you--
Small souls, shrinking away.

MARK TURBYFILL, "Journey"

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The great river-courses which have shaped the lives of men have hardly changed; and those other streams, the life-currents that ebb and flow in human hearts, pulsate to the same great needs, the same great loves and terrors. As our thought follows close in the slow wake of the dawn, we are impressed with the broad sameness of the human lot, which never alters in the main headings of its history--hunger and labour, seed-time and harvest, love and death.

GEORGE ELIOT, Romola

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Life is like a moustache. It can be wonderful or terrible. But it always tickles.

NORA ROBERTS, From the Heart

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Into each life some rain must fall.

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW, "The Rainy Day"

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And if sometimes, commingled with life's wine,
We find the wormwood, and rebel and shrink,
Be sure a wiser hand than yours or mine
Pours out this potion for our lips to drink.

MAY RILEY SMITH, "Sometime"

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Like a ghostly roll of drums remorselessly beat the measure of life.

VIRGINIA WOOLF, To the Lighthouse

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Life has a value only when it has something valuable as its object.

GEORG WILHELM FRIEDRICH HEGEL, Lectures on the Philosophy of History

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Life should be touched, not strangled.

RAY BRADBURY, Farewell Summer

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Life is a system of recurrent pairs, the poison and the antidote being eternally packaged together by some considerate heavenly druggist.

MARY MCCARTHY, The Hounds of Summer and Other Stories

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Why, what in the world should we care for if it's not our lives, the only gift the Lord never offers us a second time?

MARCEL PROUST, Swann's Way

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Life achieves its summit when it does to the uttermost that which it was equipped to do.

JACK LONDON, White Fang

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