Life Quotes


Just living is not enough.  One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.  ~Hans Christian Anderson

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”  ~Erma Bombeck

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.  ~Robert Byrne

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world.  This makes it hard to plan the day.  ~Elwyn Brooks White

Life is simple, it’s just not easy.  ~Author Unknown

A life without cause is a life without effect.  ~Barbarella

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.  ~Richard Bach

Life is not always fair.  Sometimes you get a splinter even sliding down a rainbow.  ~Terri Guillemets

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.  ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden

I hope life isn’t a big joke, because I don’t get it.  ~Jack Handey

Life is a foreign language:  all men mispronounce it.  ~Christopher Morley, Thunder on the Left

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee,
And I’ll forgive Thy great big one on me.
~Robert Frost, “Cluster of Faith,” 1962

In spite of the cost of living, it’s still popular.  ~Kathy Norris

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.  ~Emily Dickinson

Yes, I will try to be.  Because I believe that not being is arrogant.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Life is the hyphen between matter and spirit.  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

My life has a superb cast but I can’t figure out the plot.  ~Ashleigh Brilliant

I say, if your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.  ~Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes

You fall out of your mother’s womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave.  ~Quentin Crisp

As we struggle to make sense of things, life looks on in repose.  ~Author Unknown

I think I’ve discovered the secret of life – you just hang around until you get used to it.  ~Charles Schulz

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.  ~Arthur Miller

Life is like a blanket too short.  You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night.  ~Marion Howard

Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while.  ~Author Unknown

You can’t escape history, or the needs and neuroses you’ve picked up like layers and layers of tartar on your teeth.  ~Charles Johnson

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.  ~Danny Kaye

I have a simple philosophy:  Fill what’s empty.  Empty what’s full.  Scratch where it itches.  ~Alice Roosevelt Longworth

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