Some Famous Life Quotes in English





“How nice -- to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive.”

-Kurt Vonnegut





“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.”

-John Burroughs





“Because no one needs to live for ever. I think that sometimes you can outstay your welcome.”

-Gemma Malley





“Your beliefs affect your choices. Your choices shape your actions. Your actions determine your results. The future you create depends upon the choices you make and the actions you take today.”

-Roy T. Bennett





“I could just remember how my father used to say that the reason for living was to get ready to stay dead a long time.”

-William Faulkner





“The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success.”

-Brian Tracy





“Life is long, and sometimes cruel. Sometimes victims are needed. Someone has to take on that role. And human bodies are fragile, easily damaged. Cut them, and they bleed.”

-Haruki Murakami





“You are -- your life, and nothing else.”

-Jean-Paul Sartre





“Along with the idea of romantic love, she was introduced to another--physical beauty. Probably the most destructive ideas in the history of human thought. Both originated in envy, thrived in insecurity, and ended in disillusion.”

-Toni Morrison





“And meanwhile time goes about its immemorial work of making everyone look and feel like shit.”

-Martin Amis





“The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.”

-Tom Clancy





“Only the person who has experienced light and darkness, war and peace, rise and fall, only that person has truly experienced life.”

-Stefan Zweig





“Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.”

-Roy T. Bennett





“Strange, I thought, how you can be living your dreams and your nightmares at the very same time.”

-Ransom Riggs





“The past can teach us, nurture us, but it cannot sustain us. The essence of life is change, and we must move ever forward or the soul will wither and die.”

-Susanna Kearsley





“It’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn’t hurt you.”

-Harper Lee





“I had a dream about you last night.. you were holding a pine cone and introducing him as Gerald.”

-Nicole McKay





“The past can not be cured.”

-Queen Elizabeth I





“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.”

-Thomas Merton





“The trick. . .is to find the balance between the bright colors of humor and the serious issues of identity, self-loathing, and the possibility for intimacy and love when it seems no longer possible or, sadder yet, no longer necessary.”

-Wendy Wasserstein





“For everything in this journey of life we are on, there is a right wing and a left wing: for the wing of love there is anger; for the wing of destiny there is fear; for the wing of pain there is healing; for the wing of hurt there is forgiveness; for the wing of pride there is humility; for the wing of giving there is taking; for the wing of tears there is joy; for the wing of rejection there is acceptance; for the wing of judgment there is grace; for the wing of honor there is shame; for the wing of letting go there is the wing of keeping. We can only fly with two wings and two wings can only stay in the air if there is a balance. Two beautiful wings is perfection. There is a generation of people who idealize perfection as the existence of only one of these wings every time. But I see that a bird with one wing is imperfect. An angel with one wing is imperfect. A butterfly with one wing is dead. So this generation of people strive to always cut off the other wing in the hopes of embodying their ideal of perfection, and in doing so, have created a crippled race.”

-C. JoyBell C.





“I had a dream about you last night... you were a giant slinky and I watched you fall down the stairs.”

-Amy Summers





“When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”

-Haruki Murakami





“Nothing in life is worth,turning your back on,if you love it.”

-Albert Camus





“Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.”

-Hunter S. Thompson





“May all that have life be delivered from suffering”

-Buddha





“Whether it is good or evil, whether life in itself is pain or pleasure, whether it is uncertain-that it may perhaps be this is not important-but the unity of the world, the coherence of all events, the embracing of the big and the small from the same stream, from the same law of cause, of becoming and dying.”

-Hermann Hesse





“Tell me not in mournful numbers,Life is but an empty dream!For the soul is dead that slumbers,And things are not what they seem.Life is real! Life is earnest!And the grave is not its goal;Dust thou are, to dust thou returnest,Was not spoken of the soul.”

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow





“There are times I wish I were invisible. Which is silly, since I do everything I can to stand out.”

-Gena Showalter





“Life keeps throwing me lemons because I make the best lemonade...”

-King James Gadsden





“I simply regard romantic comedies as a subgenre of sci-fi, in which the world created therein has different rules than my regular human world.”

-Mindy Kaling





“The choices you make now, the people you surround yourself with, they all have the potential to affect your life, even who you are, forever.”

-Sarah Dessen





“Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.”

-Shannon L. Alder





“Sometimes you have to be a bitch to get things done.”

-Madonna





“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.”

-Graham Greene





“Come clean with a child heartLaugh as peaches in the summer windLet rain on a house roof be a songLet the writing on your facebe a smell of apple orchards on late June.”

-Carl Sandburg





“A mistake isn’t a mistake unless it can’t be put right.”

-Sophie Kinsella





“No matter how many people give me advice, I am going to do what my heart tells me to do”

-Lana Del Rey





“Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.”

-Bob Marley





“My mind then wandered. I thought of this: I thought of how every day each of us experiences a few little moments that have just a bit more resonance than other moments—we hear a word that sticks in our mind—or maybe we have a small experience that pulls us out of ourselves, if only briefly—we share a hotel elevator with a bride in her veils, say, or a stranger gives us a piece of bread to feed to the mallard ducks in the lagoon; a small child starts a conversation with us in a Dairy Queen—or we have an episode like the one I had with the M&M cars back at the Husky station. And if we were to collect these small moments in a notebook and save them over a period of months we would see certain trends emerge from our collection—certain voices would emerge that have been trying to speak through us. We would realize that we have been having another life altogether; one we didn’t even know was going on inside us. And maybe this other life is more important than the one we think of as being real—this clunky day-to-day world of furniture and noise and metal. So just maybe it is these small silent moments which are the true story-making events of our lives.”

-Douglas Coupland





“Get busy living or get busy dying.”

-Stephen King





“The dead do not hurt you; only the living do.”

-Tess Gerritsen





“Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.”

-Thomas Keneally





“Life is nothing without a little chaos to make it interesting.”

-Amelia Atwater-Rhodes





“You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

-Roy T. Bennett





“Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.”

-Amit Ray





“Guard well your thoughts when alone and your words when accompanied.”

-Roy T. Bennett





“People say that eyes are windows to the soul.”

-Khaled Hosseini





“Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living.”

-Mother Jones





“At the time, my life just seemed too complete, and maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves.”

-Chuck Palahniuk





“There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors.”

-Frank Herbert





“Some people are born with tornadoes in their lives, but constellations in their eyes. Other people are born with stars at their feet, but their souls are lost at sea.”

-Nikita Gill





“Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.”

-George Gordon Byron (Lord Byron)





“People tend to be generous when sharing their nonsense, fear, and ignorance. And while they seem quite eager to feed you their negativity, please remember that sometimes the diet we need to be on is a spiritual and emotional one. Be cautious with what you feed your mind and soul. Fuel yourself with positivity and let that fuel propel you into positive action.”

-Steve Maraboli





“Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it.”

-Mary Shelley





“In everybody’s life there’s a point of no return. And in a very few cases, a point where you can’t go forward anymore. And when we reach that point, all we can do is quietly accept the fact. That’s how we survive.”

-Haruki Murakami





“Life sucks, and then you die.Yeah, I should be so lucky.”

-Stephenie Meyer





“Would you like to know your future?If your answer is yes, think again. Not knowing is the greatest life motivator.So enjoy, endure, survive each moment as it comes to you in its proper sequence -- a surprise.”

-Vera Nazarian





“Sometimes you imagine that everything could have been different for you, that if only you had gone right one day when you chose to go left, you would be living a life you could never have anticipated. But at other times you think there was no other way forward--that you were always bound to end up exactly where you have.”

-Kevin Brockmeier





“Life would be unbearably dull if we had answers to all our questions.”

-Jim Butcher





“Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses.”

-Brian Tracy





“Humanity does not suffer from the disease of wrong beliefs but humanity suffers from the contagious nature of the lack of belief. If you have no magic with you it is not because magic does not exist but it is because you do not believe in it. Even if the sun shines brightly upon your skin every day, if you do not believe in the sunlight, the sunlight for you does not exist.”

-C. JoyBell C.





“Life is painful and disappointing. It is useless, therefore, to write new realistic novels. We generally know where we stand in relation to reality and don’t care to know any more.”

-Michel Houellebecq





“Amor Fati – “Love Your Fate”, which is in fact your life.”

-Friedrich Nietzsche





“If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.”

-Rainer Maria Rilke





“Dare I say I miss him? I do. I miss him. I still see him in my dreams. They are nightmares mostly, but nightmares tinged with love.I still cannot understand how he could abandon me so unceremoniously, without any sort of goodbye, without looking back even once. That pain is like an axe that chops at my heart.”

-Yann Martel





“See, as much as you want to hold on to the bitter sore memory that someone has left this world, you are still in it. And the very act of living is a tide: at first it seems to make no difference at all, and then one day you look down and see how much pain has eroded.”

-Jodi Picoult





“Never let hard lessons harden your heart; the hard lessons of life are meant to make you better, not bitter.”

-Roy T. Bennett





“Ten long trips around the sun since I last saw that smile, but only joy and thankfulness that on a tiny world in the vastness, for a couple of moments in the immensity of time, we were one.”

-Ann Druyan





“Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. Live it, feel it, cling to it. I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted.”

-Sylvia Plath





“Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.”

-Siddh?rtha Gautama





“The shortness of life, so often lamented, may be the best thing about it.”

-Arthur Schopenhauer





“He was unheeded, happy, and near to the wild heart of life. He was alone and young and wilful and wildhearted, alone amid a waste of wild air and brackish waters and the seaharvest of shells and tangle and veiled grey sunlight.”

-Jon Krakauer





“Never forget:we walk on hell,gazing at flowers.”

-Kobayashi Issa





“By the way, when Oprah Winfrey is suggesting you may have overextended yourself, you need to examine your fucking life.”

-Tina Fey





“Dreams are hopeful because they exist as pure possibility. Unlike memories, which are fossils, long dead and buried deep.”

-Shaun David Hutchinson





“Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go.”

-Roy T. Bennett





“Love changes things; hope allows us to endure until the change arrives.”

-Iimani David





“The reason why the universe is eternal is that it does not live for itself; it gives life to others as it transforms.”

-Lao Tzu





“But there must be some pleasure in condemning everything--in perceiving faults where others think they see beauties.'You mean there is pleasure in having no pleasure.”

-Voltaire





“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.”

-HP Lovecraft





“Those who have failed to work toward the truth have missed the purpose of living.”

-Buddha Siddhartha Guatama Shakyamuni





“No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.”

-haruki murakami





“believe that this way of living, this focus on the present, the daily, the tangible, this intense concentration not on the news headlines but on the flowers growing in your own garden, the children growing in your own home, this way of living has the potential to open up the heavens, to yield a glittering handful of diamonds where a second ago there was coal. This way of living and noticing and building and crafting can crack through the movie sets and soundtracks that keep us waiting for our own life stories to begin, and set us free to observe the lives we have been creating all along without ever realizing it.I don’t want to wait anymore. I choose to believe that there is nothing more sacred or profound than this day. I choose to believe that there may be a thousand big moments embedded in this day, waiting to be discovered like tiny shards of gold. The big moments are the daily, tiny moments of courage and forgiveness and hope that we grab on to and extend to one another. That’s the drama of life, swirling all around us, and generally I don’t even see it, because I’m too busy waiting to become whatever it is I think I am about to become. The big moments are in every hour, every conversation, every meal, every meeting.The Heisman Trophy winner knows this. He knows that his big moment was not when they gave him the trophy. It was the thousand times he went to practice instead of going back to bed. It was the miles run on rainy days, the healthy meals when a burger sounded like heaven. That big moment represented and rested on a foundation of moments that had come before it.I believe that if we cultivate a true attention, a deep ability to see what has been there all along, we will find worlds within us and between us, dreams and stories and memories spilling over. The nuances and shades and secrets and intimations of love and friendship and marriage an parenting are action-packed and multicolored, if you know where to look.Today is your big moment. Moments, really. The life you’ve been waiting for is happening all around you. The scene unfolding right outside your window is worth more than the most beautiful painting, and the crackers and peanut butter that you’re having for lunch on the coffee table are as profound, in their own way, as the Last Supper. This is it. This is life in all its glory, swirling and unfolding around us, disguised as pedantic, pedestrian non-events. But pull of the mask and you will find your life, waiting to be made, chosen, woven, crafted.Your life, right now, today, is exploding with energy and power and detail and dimension, better than the best movie you have ever seen. You and your family and your friends and your house and your dinner table and your garage have all the makings of a life of epic proportions, a story for the ages. Because they all are. Every life is.You have stories worth telling, memories worth remembering, dreams worth working toward, a body worth feeding, a soul worth tending, and beyond that, the God of the universe dwells within you, the true culmination of super and natural. You are more than dust and bones.You are spirit and power and image of God.And you have been given Today.”

-Shauna Niequist





“Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth — look at the dying man’s struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.”

-Soren Kierkegaard





“Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. How you treat yourself sets the standard for how others will treat you.”

-Steve Maraboli





“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.”

-Joseph Campbell





“Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.”

-Paulo Coelho





“The more you believed in yourself, the more you could trust yourself. The more you trust yourself, the less you compare yourself to others.”

-Roy T. Bennett





“dont be afraid of death, be afraid of the unlived life.”

-Natalie Babbitt





“My life isn’t theories and formulae. It’s part instinct, part common sense. Logic is as good a word as any, and I’ve absorbed what logic I have from everything and everyone… from my mother, from training as a ballet dancer, from Vogue magazine, from the laws of life and health and nature.”

-Audrey Hepburn





“This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before.”

-Maya Angelou





“When we set out on the path, we always have a fairly clear idea of what we hope to find. Women are generally seeking their Soul Mate, and men looking for Power. Neither party is really interested in learning. They simply want to reach the thing they have set as their goal.”

-Paulo Coelho





“Find someone who has a life that you want and figure out how they got it. Read books, pick your role models wisely. Find out what they did and do it.”

-Lana Del Rey





“I am a person who is unhappy with things as they stand. We cannot accept the world as it is. Each day we should wake up foaming at the mouth because of the injustice of things.”

-Hugo Claus





“There are some values that you should never compromise on to stay true to yourself; you should be brave to stand up for what you truly believe in even if you stand alone.”

-Roy T. Bennett





“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.”

-Charles Addams





“It’s a strange myth that atheists have nothing to live for. It’s the opposite. We have nothing to die for. We have everything to live for.”

-Ricky Gervais





“It is a very funny thing that the sleepier you are, the longer you take about getting to bed.”

-C.S. Lewis





“You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do everyday.”

-Jason Mraz





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