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It is not that the child lives in a world of imagination, but that the child within us survives and starts into life only at rare moments of recollection, which makes us believe, and it is not true, that, as children, we were imaginative?
Cesare Pavese

Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
William Cowper

I love sport because I love life, and sport is one of the basic joys of life.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko

In Alzheimer's [disease] the mind dies first: Names, dates, places-the interior scrapbook of an entire life-fade into mists of nonrecognition.
Matt Clark

We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.
Lauren Hutton

When I came here, I couldn't speak a word of English, but my sex life was perfect. Now my English is perfect but my sex life is rubbish.
Julio Iglesias

Abortion is inherently different from other medical procedures because no other procedure involves the purposeful termination of a potential life.
Potter Stewart

My life is spent in a perpetual alternation between two rhythms, the rhythm of attracting people for fear I may be lonely, and the rhythm of trying to get rid of them because I know that I am bored
C E M Joad

I am 100 percent in favor of the intelligent use of drugs, and 1,000 percent against the thoughtless use of them, whether caffeine or LSD. And drugs are not central to my life.
Timothy Leary

You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.
Zig Ziglar

A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain.
William James

'My life does not suck'
Tommy Lee

Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happy
Phyllis McGinley

I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was 'the man goes on top and the woman underneath.' For three years my husband and I slept in bunk beds.
Joan Rivers

It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Imannuel Kant

I'm really happy, she's a great person. And she's a great influence on people around her. But I think that anything that has changed in my life is because of me. I've gone through it, and I've learned to deal with it and I've made the decision to move forward [on Samantha Ronson]
Lindsay Lohan

Like a morning dream, life becomes more and more bright the longer we live, and the reason of everything appears more clear. What has puzzled us before seems less mysterious, and the crooked paths look straighter as we approach the end.
Jean Paul Richter

We need to work harder to ensure children in London are protected from the dangers of alcohol and are able to make the right life choices at a young age. The Mayor has failed to do this - I will make it a priority.
Boris Johnson

The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yogurt.
John Mortimer

The women's movement hasn't changed my sex life. It wouldn't dare.
Zsa Zsa Gabor

I detest life-insurance agents; they always argue that I shall someday die, which is not so
Stephen Butler Leacock

'What else should our lives be but a continual series of beginnings, of painful settings out into the unknown, pushing off from the edges of consciousness into the mystery of what we have not yet become, except in dreams that blow in from out there bearing the fragrance of islands we have not yet sighted in our waking hours...' (David Malouf, An Imaginary Life, p.135)
David Malouf

Life is wasted on the living.
Douglas Adams

The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for the rest of your life.
Henry Moore

I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 96% how I react to it.
Scipio Africanus

Custom, then, is the great guide of human life (An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding)
David Hume

Life's too short to be a Go-Go for twenty years.
Belinda Carlisle

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky.
Rabindranath Tagore

Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.
Anthony Trollope

No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
Joan Rivers

I am looking forward to my next game in a way that I have not looked forward to rugby in my life before!
Jonny Wilkinson

I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.
William Penn

My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.
George Washington

If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
Abraham Maslow

The mother is not dying exactly, but has reached a point in life where death is a familiar on the staircase.
Clive Barnes

I don't mean to sound grandiose, but there's something universal that you tap into with films like Feast of July and Schindler's List. You know they aren't make-believe. They illustrate something about life. This is my major concern whenever I select a film
Embeth Davidtz

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.
Erich Fromm

Before [being a model] I was bored out of my mind, now I can hardly believe how exciting my life has become.
Nicola T

I suspect there are few positions in public life in which it is easier to keep faith with an oath of office than the one I now occupy.
James L Buckley

In the arena of human life the honours and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities.
Aristotle

It's been hard the last few months but one must try having hope in life and love. That's the way I'm trying to look at things.
Ulrika Jonsson

This was a landmark year for me because I turned 21 in April. Everything at my party was silver, lilac and white and it looked so pretty, my party was one of the happiest days of my life.
Coleen Mcloughlin

There's no doubt about it, show business lures the people who didn't get enough love, attention, or approval early in life and have grown up to become bottomless, gaping vessels of terrifying, abject need. Please laugh.
Dennis Miller

I don't think that sculpture belongs in everyday life like a table does, or like a chair.
Anthony Caro

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

I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be agressive. I had to get out there and go for it... I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it's an illusion to me.
Michael Jordan

You learnt that, whatever you are doing in life, obstacles don't matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there, but if you want to do a job bad enough, you'll find a way to get it done.
Jack Youngblood

I've spent my whole life being told I have a face like a horse. You are just what you are, aren't you?
Jeremy Paxman

Definition of a victim: a person to whom life happens.
Peter McWilliams



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