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Dreams are, by definition, cursed with short life spans.
Candice Bergen

A strong hatred is the best lamp to bear in our hands as we go over the dark places of life, cutting away the dead things men tell us to revere.
Rebecca West

Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Life is a shit sandwich and every day you take another bite.
Joe Schmidt

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
Logan Pearsall Smith

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim.
John D Rockefeller

I prefer to commit 100 per cent to a movie and make fewer films, because it takes over your life.
Jodie Foster

The hallway of every man's life is paced with pictures; pictures gay and pictures gloomy, all useful, for if we be wise, we can learn from them a richer and braver way to live.
Sean O'Casey

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

Among our own people also the church sorely needs clergy in close touch with the ordinary life of the laity, living the life of ordinary men, sharing their difficulties and understanding their trials by close personal experience.
Roland Allen

Animation is about creating the illusion of life.
Brad Bird

The writer's life is full of frailty and defeat like any other life. What counts is the work. Yet the work can quite easily be buried, or half-buried, by the life.
Julian Barnes

Life is short, and time is swift;
Roses fade, and shadows shift
Ebenezer Elliott

As a dedicated and proud father of three, I am a strong advocate of life. I value life whether born or unborn.
Gresham Barrett

The world has lost a religious leader who was revered across people of all faiths and none. He was an inspiration, a man of extraordinary faith, dignity and courage.

Throughout a hard and often difficult life, he stood for social justice and on the side of the oppressed, whether as a young man facing the Nazi occupation in Poland or later in challenging the Communist regime.

He never wavered, never flinched, in the struggle for what he thought was good and right.
[on Pope John Paul II]
Tony Blair

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.
Pele

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
Emily Dickinson

You appreciate that it is very easy to die and you have to arrange your life to cope with that reality.
Niki Lauda

As to that leisure evening of life, I must say that I do not want it. I can conceive of no contentment of which toil is not to be the immediate parent.
Anthony Trollope

Marriage isn't a process of prolonging the life of love, but of mummifying the corpse.
P G Wodehouse

The fact that life evolved out of nearly nothing, some 10 billion years after the universe evolved out of literally nothing, is a fact so staggering that I would be mad to attempt words to do it justice
Richard Dawkins

I have tried too in my time to be a philosopher; but, I don't know how, cheerfulness was always breaking in. (In James Boswell Life of Samuel Johnson)
Oliver Edwards

There is great meaning in life for those who are willing to journey.
Jim England

Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to errors that counts
Nikki Giovanni

It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
Simone De Beauvoir

Until you know that life is interesting - and find it so - you haven't found your soul.
Geoffrey Fisher

For in itself a thought, a slumbering thought, is capable of years, and curdles a long life into one hour.
Lord Byron

I have spent the better part of my adult life insisting that government be open... that government be accessible... and that government be held accountable to people who voted us into office.
Roy Barnes

Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself, your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment. Your whole career will be modified, shaped, molded by your surroundings, by the character of the people with whom you come in contact every day...
Orison Swett Marden

Life is just one damned thing after another.
Elbert Hubbard

I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain.
Arthur Rimbaud

Mindful that it's running out, I am determined to have the time of my life.
Sheila Hancock

Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.
Samuel Smiles

Being a gentleman is the number one priority, the chief question integral to our national life.
Edward Fox

Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people and the world.
Barry Goldwater

If everyone really knew what a jerk I am in real life, I wouldn't be so adored in the slightest.
Christian Bale

Every person who knows how to read has it in their power to magnify themselves, to multiply the ways in which they exist, to make life full, significant, and interesting.
Aldous Huxley

Remember that as a teenager you are in the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear the phone is for you.
Fran Lebowitz

No man is fit to be a Senator... unless he is willing to surrender his political life
Henry Fountain Ashurst

Life's most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?
Martin Luther King

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
Simone De Beauvoir

As life goes on, don't you find that all you need is about two real friends, a regular supply of books, and a Peke?
P G Wodehouse

Criticism is a life without risk
John Lahr

My private life has nothing to do with my films
Fritz Lang

My hope is that one day America will return to our historic standards which were to respect the life of the unborn.
Tom Coburn

A life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age.
Cicero

The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life.
Charles Schwab

So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.
Gordon W Allport

Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication.
Lord Byron



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