LIFE QUOTES X

quotations about life

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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Human life is a pilgrimage from the unknown to the unknown. No one knows whence he emanated or whither he is bound.

FEMI ABBAS, "A decade of royalty and faith", The Nation, September 2, 2016

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The purpose of life is a life of purpose.

BONG R. OSORIO, "The purpose of life is a life of purpose", The Philippine Star, June 20, 2016

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Life is a constant series of new and familiar challenges, adversities that wax and wane until the end.

ANDREW PASCHAL, "Singles Going Steady", PopMatters, September 1, 2016

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The greatest philosophy of life should be to live for the benefit of others as much as one lives for the benefit of self. And that is what philosophers call a footprint on the sands of time.

FEMI ABBAS, "A decade of royalty and faith", The Nation, September 2, 2016

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This is the strange contract between life and language: language keeps naming and life, like a woman seductively escaping her seducer's caress, keeps just a little beyond its names.

GLEN DUNCAN, By Blood We Live

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To live is to war with trolls.

HENRIK IBSEN, dedicatory lines, Peer Gynt

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Brief and powerless is man's life; on him and all his race the slow, sure doom falls pitiless and dark.

BERTRAND RUSSELL, Philosophical Essays

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One Moment in Annihilation's Waste,
One Moment, of the Well of Life to taste--
The Stars are Setting and the Caravan
Starts for the Dawn of Nothing -- Oh, make haste!

EDWARD FITZGERALD, Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

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All of life is a foreign country.

JACK KEROUAC, letter, June 24, 1949

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In the chequered area of human experience the seasons are all mingled as in the golden age: fruit and blossom hang together; in the same moment the sickle is reaping and the seed is sprinkled; one tends the green cluster and another treads the wine-press. Nay, in each of our lives harvest and spring-time are continually one, until Death himself gathers us and sows us anew in his invisible fields.

GEORGE ELIOT, Daniel Deronda

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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life -- It goes on.

ROBERT FROST, attributed, A New Treasury of Words to Live By

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So it is with all life. A tedium that includes the expectation of nothing but more tedium; a regret, right now, for the regret I'll have tomorrow for having felt regret today.

FERNANDO PESSOA, The Book of Disquiet

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To what can one compare our life on earth?
To a flock of geese
Waddling about in the snow
Leaving a faint trace of their passage.

SU SHI, "Remembrance"

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I have not wasted life, but life hath wasted me.

BHARTRHARI, "Against the Desire of Worldly Things"

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Mortal! that cull'st the flowers of life,
Think not to escape the thorn.

WILLIAM B. TAPPAN, "The Thorn of Life"

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Life is a garden forever in flower.

ELLA WHEELER WILCOX, "Entre-Acte Reveries"

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