You can get all A's and still flunk life.

Walker Percy

Life is like art. You have to work hard to keep it simple and still have meaning.

Charles De Lint

We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.

Che Guavara

I had an essence in my life that I was nothing.

Demi Moore

A little bit at which you persevere is better than a lot at which you are bored.

Imam Ali

Not only is life a bitch, but it is always having puppies.

Adrienne E. Gusoff

Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.

Gilda Radner

The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.

Ben Stein

Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.

Sarah Louise Delany

Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present to live better in the future.

William Wordsworth

The life history of the individual is first and foremost an accommodation to the patterns and standards traditionally handed down in his community.

Ruth Benedict

If you think back and replay your year, if it doesn't bring you tears either of joy or sadness, consider it wasted.

Ally Mcbeal

I'm still runnin' against the windWell I'm older now and stillAgainst the wind.

Bob Seger

Here, with whitened hair, desires failing, strength ebbing out of him, with the sun gone down and with only the serenity and the calm warning of the evening star left to him, he drank to Life, to all it had been, to what it was, to what it would be.

Sean O'Casey

I said I didn't want to spend most of my life in Holidays Inns, but I've checked and they've all been redecorated. They're marvelous places to stay and I've thought it over and that's where I'd like to be.

Walter F. Mondale

My audience was my life. What I did and how I did it, was all for my audience.

Cab Calloway

If we have freedom, we have life. Therefore to live, we must love our fellow man, or all will live with the chains of strife.

Donald D. Campbell

I went sky divin', I went rocky mountain climbin', I went 2.7 seconds on a bull name Fumanchu.And I loved deeper, And I spoke sweeter, And I gave forgiveness I've been denying, And he said someday I hope you get the chance,To live like you were dyin'.

Tim Mcgraw

We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life.

Sir William Osler

Art has two constant, two unending concerns: It always meditates on death and thus always creates life. All great, genuine art resembles and continues the Revelation of St John.

Boris Pasternak

Life begins when a person first realizes how soon it will end.

Marcelene Cox

Fear not of evilEveryday dem flesh it grow oldChanges of the time take the toll.

Damian Marley

Actually, all education is self-education. A teacher is only a guide, to point out the way, and no school, no matter how excellent, can give you education. What you receive is like the outlines in a child's coloring book. You must fill in the colors yourself.

Louis L'Amour

Life is denied by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece.

Nadia Boulanger

There's a balance in my life, there's reality and there's the part that looks really glamorous, but we're all just people in the end.

Olivia Newton john

By protracting life, we do not deduct one jot from the duration of death.

Titus Lucretius Carus

Freedom requires that you discover your own inner language - your own life rules - your own vision.

Zephyr Bloch jorgensen

After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It's better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.

Sophia Loren

Life is a fatal adventure. It can only have one end. So why not make it as far-ranging and free as possible?

Alexander Eliot

Did you know the pen is stronger than the knife: they can kill you once but they can't kill you twice.

Damian Marley

And Summers and Winters scattered like splinters And four or five years slipped away.

Jimmy Buffett

Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play it more by watching it than by consulting any book, including the holy book. Small wonder, then, that so many play dirty, that so few win, that so many lose.

Joseph Brodsky

We do not own this place, we are just passengers.

Robert Redford

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief... For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

Wendell Berry

A well-ordered life is like climbing a tower; the view halfway up is better than the view from the base, and it steadily becomes finer as the horizon expands.

William Lyon Phelps

"You are the only person alive who has sole custody of your life ...Your entire life ...Not just the life of your mind, but the life of your heart.Not just your bank account, but your soul."~ Anna Quindlen.

Anna Quindlen

All our work, our whole life is a matter of semantics, because words are the tools with which we work, the material out of which laws are made, out of which the Constitution was written. Everything depends on our understanding of them.

Felix Frankfurter

I want peace. I want to see if somewhere there isn't something left in life of charm and grace.

Margaret Mitchell

Life is short, wear tropical shirts.

Marc Lampe

Who soweth good seed shall surely reap; The year grows rich as it groweth old, And life's latest sands are its sands of gold!

Dorothy Canfield Fisher

In order to understand life it is not only necessary not to be indifferent to men, but not to be indifferent to flocks, to trees. One should be indifferent to nothing.

Remy De Gourmont

Through life's dark road his sordid way he wends; an incarnation of fat dividends.

Charles Sprague

Life is not over because you have diabetes. Make the most of what you have, be grateful.

Dale Evans Rogers

To see, and to show, is the mission now undertaken by Life.

Henry R. Luce

I've come to accept that the life of a frontrunner is a hard one, that he will suffer more injuries than most men and that many of these injuries will not be accidental.

Francisco Lepeley

Life is too large to hang out a sign: "For men Only.

Barbara Jordan

Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared.

Henri Nouwen

One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.

Joan of Arc

We are all in a race for dear life: that is to say, we are fugitives from death.

Theodor Reik

The richness of life lies in the memories we have forgotten.

Cesare Pavese

I live every day to its fullest extent and I don't sweat the small stuff.

Olivia Newton john

You can like the life you're living, you can live the life you like. you can even marry harry, but mess around with ike and that's good, isn't it grand? isn't it great? isn't it swell? in fifty years or so, it's gonna change you know, but oh it's heaven now a days.

Bob Fosse

As we advance in life, we learn the limits of our abilities.

James Anthony Froude

With a hundred ways to do a dozen things, why not try it all?

Julian Casablancas

Do not mix de galloping of your horse, my knight, with the beating of your heart.

Old Chinese Proverb

The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.

Thomas Wolfe

The purpose of life is to fight maturity.

Dick Werthimer

In life there are no problems, that is, objective and external choices; there is only the life which we do not resolve as a problem but which we live as an experience, whatever the final result may be.

Alberto Moravia

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.


Life is generally something that happens elsewhere.

Alan Bennett

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.

Charlie Chaplin

When one is anxious only to live, he easily, in this solicitude, forgets the enjoyment of life. If his only concern is for life, and he thinks "if I only have my dear life," he does not apply his full strength to using, i. e., enjoying, life.

Max Stirner

The great sadness of my life is that I never achieved the hour newscast, which would not have been twice as good as the half-hour newscast, but many times as good.

Walter Cronkite

Life - the way it really is - is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse.

Joseph Brodsky

I truly believe that we can overcome any hurdle that lies before us and create the life we want to live. I have seen it happen time and time again.

Gillian Anderson

Life is an error-making and an error-correcting process, and nature in marking man's papers will grade him for wisdom as measured both by survival and by the quality of life of those who survive.

Jonas Salk

We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.

Paulo Coelho

Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death.

Rosalind Russell

What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Build up your creditBuild up your self esteemBuild up your bank accountMoving up in the sceneEveryone's living the American Dream so we canBuild up an armyAnd SMASH it to pieces!

Christine Anderson

Life is rather like a tin of sardines, we're all of us looking for the key.

Alan Bennett

Life is a succession of moments, To live each one is to succeed.

Corita Kent

Raising children is an uncertain thing; success is reached only after a life of battle and worry.


Life is itself but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living. All things fall under this name. The sun itself is but the dark simulacrum, and light but the shadow of God.

Thomas Browne, Sr.

Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Utter happiness is a fallacy. The best most of us can hope for is that occasional span of time which occurs at irregular lengths and intervals throughout our lives wherein for an all too ephemeral period, nothing in particular sucks about living.

Anthony Beal

Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.

Jimmy Buffett

Make yourself necessary to somebody. Do not make life hard to any.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sooner or later that which is now life shall be poetry, and every fair and manly trait shall add a richer strain to the song.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the worst things that can happen in life is to win a bet on a horse at an early age.

Danny Mcgoorty

There is nothing certain in a man's life but that he must lose it.

Owen Meredith

In the life of each of us, I said to myself, 'There is a place remote and islanded, and given to endless regret or secret happiness.'

Sarah Orne Jewett

The outer conditions of a person's life will always be found to reflect their inner beliefs.

James Allen

Looking back you realize that a very special person passed briefly through your life- and it was you. It is not too late to find that person again.

Robert Brault

Property is unstable, and youth perishes in a moment. Life itself is held in the grinning fangs of Death, Yet men delay to obtain release from the world. Alas, the conduct of mankind is surprising.

Titus Maccius Plautus

Life is like a box of sardines and we are all looking for the key.

Alan Bennett

It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.

Henry James

If it were possible to talk to the unborn, one could never explain to them how it feels to be alive, for life is washed in the speechless real.

Jacques Barzun

Life is filigree work. What is written clearly is not worth much, it's the transparency that counts.

Louis Ferdinand Celine

Life's more amusing than we thought.

Andrew Lang

We might have been, these are but common words, and yet they make the sum of life's bewailing.

Letitia Landon

The secret of the magic of life consists in using action in order to attain non-action. One must not wish to leap over everything and penetrate directly.

Lu Yen

I guess sometimes the ground can shift between your feet. Sometimes your footing slips. You stumble. And sometimes you grab what's close to you and hold on as tight as you can.

The Wonder Years

There's more to life than cheek bones.

Kate Winslet

Life is about timing.

Carl Lewis

If life gives you lemons, make some kind of fruity juice.

Conan O'brien

Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations.

Herbert Spencer

In my soul, humanity is a single part, a big gentle bird whose song I use to sing every early morning in the silence of the Universe.

Mariana Fulger

Days go by like a hand out the window in the wind!

Keith Urban

In the time of your life, live - so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite variety and mystery of it.

William Saroyan

Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.

Cesare Pavese

He who must expend his life to prolong life cannot enjoy it, and he who is still seeking for his life does not have it and can as little enjoy it.

Max Stirner

Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing its absurdity...

Vaclav Havel

Life is so full of meaning and purpose, so full of beauty - beneath its covering - that you will find earth but cloaks your heaven.

Fra Giovanni Giocondo

Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Life is pain, highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something.

William Goldman

Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized.

Leo F. Buscaglia

Oh it is good to ride and run,To roam the greenwood wild and free;To hunt, to idle in the sun,To leap into the laughing sea.

Robert Service

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.

Anais Nin

But I live and I know that I burn as I grow.

Dar Williams

That eternally harassing, tantalizing future. Mystery! We will all eventually arrive there - willing or unwilling, with all our soul and body. And too often it proves to be a great despot. And so, in the end, I arrived too. Whether the future is a kind or a cruel god is, of course, its own affair. Humanity too often claps with just one hand.

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

Charles R. Swindoll

If I was mistaken in some way, please forgive me, but stop with this constant philosophy of forgiving and forgetting.

Mariana Fulger

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.

Greg Anderson

Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.

Fred Rogers

Beauty is everything. Love is innocent. A future with the perfect man is life.

Jorja Fox

I'd like to write what life could be like, instead of what it is like. I guess I haven't figured out enough on how to live to the best of my abilities to be able to be metaphorical or use similes about this apparent reality called "life" around me.

Martin Dansky

Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.

Rosalind Russell

The greatest work of art created first by god and then by man, is the creation of life. The whole process is an amazing art in itself. The fact that it takes two artists, man and woman, each bringing their own parts of a pallet to create a work of art that not only has a piece of both artists but is also a living, breathing, ever-changing, piece of art with an identity of it's own.

Bethany Jane Andrews Hoey

When you are young, you think.When you are old, you reflect.The very same but yet a life of difference.

Helene Lagerberg

Life is a zoo in a jungle.

Peter De Vries

Life is strange. Every so often a good man wins.

Frank Dane

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.

James Matthew Barrie

Life forms illogical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return?

Margot Fonteyn

The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn.

David Russell

Life is doubt, And faith without doubt is nothing but death.

Miguel de Unamuno

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Life is a sexually transmitted disease and the mortality rate is one hundred percent.

R. D. Laing

It's not true that life is one damn thing after another; it is one damn thing over and over.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

You're alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act.

Barbara Hall

Life is an operation which is done in a forward direction. One lives toward the future, because to live consists inexorably in doing, in each individual life making itself.

Jose Ortega y Gasset

Looking back, my life seems like one long obstacle race, with me as the chief obstacle.

Jack Paar

You have to count on living every single day in a way you believe will make you feel good about your life- so that if it were over tomorrow, you'd be content with yourself.

Jane Seymour

Even though I make those movies, I find myself wishing that more of those magic moments could happen in real life.

Jane Seymour

There is no certainty; there is only adventure.

Roberto Assagioli

My advice for posterity? Live by principle - that's all.

Steve Wallace

The purpose of human life is to serve and to show compassion and the will to help others.

Albert Schweitzer

A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.

Antoine de Saint Exupery

Be there next time happiness visits you.

Mariana Fulger

Life is all about timing... the unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable become available, the unattainable... attainable. Have the patience, wait it out It's all about timing.

Stacey Charter

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

Life is a tragedy full of joy.

Bernard Malamud

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.

Tony Benn

Life is obstinate and clings closest where it is most hated.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

I really feel like life will dictate itself. You should allow it to unfold as naturally as possible. Just go with the flow. When you're really desperate, you say a few prayers and hope for the best. That's the way I've always lived my life.

Shania Twain

The married state, with and without the affection suitable to it, is the completest image of heaven and hell we are capable of receiving in this life.

Richard Steele, Sr.

Life is a long lesson in humility.

James M. Barrie

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.

Mark Twain

Today, you have 100% of your life left.

Tom Landry

The secret of having a personal life is not answering too many questions about it.

Joan Collins

Wherever art appears, life disappears.

Robert Motherwell

In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy, struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles and inequities of life.

Albert Bandura

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.

Isaac Asimov

So long as we do not blow our brains out, we have decided life is worth living.

Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus

Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.

Denis Waitley

It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.

Pablo Picasso

Life would be stunted and narrow if we could feel no significance in the world around us beyond that which can be weighed and measured with the tools of the physicist or described by the metrical symbols of the mathematician.

Sir Arthur Eddington

When I'm living in the world of luxury and celebrity, which is where I found myself for a large part of my life, it's a walk-on part. Not a vital necessity, like it is for so many people. I enjoy it but I can see right through it!

Agnetha Faltskog

Life is not a continuum of pleasant choices, but of inevitable problems that call for strength, determination, and hard work.

Indian Proverb

Live life to the fullest, for the future is scarce.

Nick Carter

If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern.

Ursula K. LeGuin

Life is the only game in which the object of the game is to learn the rules.

Ashleigh Brilliant

There are three periods in life: youth, middle age and "how well you look.

Nelson Rockefeller

Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch.

Joseph Priestley

Hold it the greatest sin to prefer existence to honor, and for the sake of life to lose the reasons for living.


In life, as in chess, forethought wins.

Charles Buxton

Life is a series of commas, not periods.

Matthew Mcconaughey

Older and wiser voices can help you find the right path, if you are only willing to listen.

Jimmy Buffett

Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly, Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams go, Life is a barren field, Frozen with snow.

Langston Hughes

We are all artists creating every single second of our lives whether it be good or bad.

Bethany Jane Andrews Hoey

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

Doug Larson

Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.


We are all functioning at a small fraction of our capacity to live life fully in its total meaning of loving, caring, creating, and adventuring. Consequently, the actualizing of our potential can become the most exciting adventure of our lifetime.

Herbert A. Otto

All of life seems like that. Once we settle into some phase or other, and become attached to it, some unknown force makes us move on, only death obviously relieving us from these exhausting cycles.

Jill Johnston

One of life's gifts is that each of us, no matter how tired and downtrodden, finds reasons for thankfulness: for the crops carried in from the fields and the grapes from the vineyard.

J. Robert Moskin

Life isn't a matter of milestones but of moments.

Rose F. Kennedy

In the total expanse of human life there is not a single square inch of which the Christ, who alone is sovereign,does not declare,'That is mine!'

Abraham Kuyper

One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The morning after a death, we learned an avalanche of goodies about the renowned, some of which persuaded the reader that he should have cultivated the deceased in life.

Jim Bishop

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.

Robert Byrne

Dressing is a way of life.

Yves Saint Laurent

Life is short and full of blisters.

African American Proverb

Where life is possible at all, a right life is possible; life in a palace is possible; therefore even in a palace a right life is possible.

Marcus Aurelius

The unexamined life is not worth living.


Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake up and live!

Bob Marley

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.


Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?

Bob Marley

Life is not significant details, illuminated by a flash, fixed forever. Photographs are.

Susan Sontag

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.

Brendan Gill

Tell me, what is it you plan to dowith your one wild and precious life?

Mary Oliver

He had noticed that events were cowards: they didn't occur singly, but instead they would run in packs and leap out at him all at once.

Neil Gaiman

Life is a series of steps. Things are done gradually. Once in a while there is a giant step, but most of the time we are taking small, seemingly insignificant steps on the stairway of life.

Ralph Ransom

Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.

Oscar Wilde

For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men lived and worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives.

Amy Lowell

Life in the now, is gone tomorrow The only way to know is die Then to reveal its convenient lie.

Martin Dansky

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

Sir Winston Churchill

I am a friend of life, at 80 life tells me to behave like a woman and not like an old woman.

Chavela Vargas

When you love people and have the desire to make a profound, positive impactupon the world, then will you have accomplished the meaning to live.

Sasha Azevedo

An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.

George Orwell