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I don't take myself terribly seriously. It's why I can be incredibly honest about my life. My problems aren't so different from anybody else. I believe that everybody comes from pain and a certain amount of dysfunction
Mariel Hemingway

A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
Fred Allen

If a man has been his mother's undisputed darling he retains throughout life the triumphant feeling, the confidence in success, which not seldom brings actual success along with it.
Sigmund Freud

What would life be without arithmetic, but a scene of horrors?
Sydney Smith

Rome is the one great spiritual organisation which is able to resist and must, as a matter of life and death, the progress of science and modern civilization
Thomas Huxley

I had led a private life and wanted to die a private death.
Jean Harris

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.
Helen Keller

Life is wasted on the living.
Douglas Adams

It is an allegory of both the beauty and tragedy of human life [on gardening]
Roy Strong

Ducking for apples - change one letter and it's the story of my life.
Dorothy Parker

To burn always with this hard, gem-like flame, to maintain this ecstasy, is success in life.
Walter Pater

Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too.
Meryl Streep

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Scott Hamilton

We can act as if there were a God; feel as if we were free; consider Nature as if she were full of special designs; lay plans as if we were to be immortal; and we find then that these words do make a genuine difference in our moral life.
William James

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

He loved what he did, he loved being on Countdown - he just loved life [on Richard Whiteley]
Giles Brandreth

Such phantom blossoms palely shining
Over the lifeless boughs of Time
Edgar Lee Masters

The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

We are responsible for our own choices in this life I always have been and so have reporters.
Ken Livingstone

I was not looking for my dreams to interpret my life, but rather for my life to interpret my dreams.
Susan Sontag

Vicodin, I got addicted to that little pill. The reason I don't talk about it too much in the press is because it isn't funny, and I love to be funny in interviews. If you joke about that period in your life, it doesn't seem right.
Matthew Perry

What makes life dreary is the want of a motive.
George Eliot

Politics is a life sentence. It's an obsessive, all-demanding, utterly fascinating, totally committing profession - stimulating, satisfying, stretching.
Michael Heseltine

A poor life this if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare.
William Henry Davies

Friendship's the wine of life: but friendship new... is neither strong nor pure.
Edward Young

Basically, my life is so boring, it's embarrassing.
Hugh Grant

What a strange thing is the propagation of life! A bubble of seed which may be spilt in a whore's lap, or in the orgasm of a voluptuous dream, might (for aught we know) have formed a Caesar or a Bonaparte - there is nothing remarkable recorded of their sires, that I know of.
Lord Byron

If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.
Johnny Carson

It's your life. Live it with people who are alive. It tends to be contagious.
Peter McWilliams

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
Sylvia Plath

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

All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
Samuel Butler

A poor student and a social misfit, I tackled my problems by running away from them. [Sounds like a solid life strategy!]
Luke Ford

Life... is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast.
Douglas Adams

When people want to know about you and your life it invariably means that bad things have happened to you rather than good things.
Calamity Jane

I slept, and dreamed that life was beauty; I woke, and found that life was duty. (Beauty and Duty)
Ellen Sturgis Hooper

I find no quality so easy for a man to counterfeit as devotion, though his life and manner are not conformable to it; the essence of it is abstruse and occult, but the appearances easy and showy
Montaigne

When men are not regretting that life is so short, they are doing something to kill time.
Edgar Watson Howe

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
Kahlil Gibran

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

I've just sort of gone with the flow and I ended up here. Crazy. I'm not going to start planning anything, my life is way better than anybody could have planned it.
Rachael Ray

I think, in my life and in my experience, teens have stress, and everybody's stress is unique, and everybody's frame of reference is different
Chris Klein

Those who speak ill of the spiritual life, Although they come and go by day, Are like the smith's bellows: They take breath but are not alive.
William Hazlitt

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
George MacDonald

Revolution is a serious thing, the most serious thing about a revolutionary's life. When one commits oneself to the struggle, it must be for a lifetime.
Angela Davis

Life is just a bowl of cherries (title of song 1931)
Louise Brownstein

The life-fate of the modern individual depends not only upon the family into which he was born or which he enters by marriage, but increasingly upon the corporation in which he spends the most alert hours of his best years.
C Wright Mills

The ultimate end of all revolutionary social change is to establish the sanctity of human life, the dignity of man, the right of every human being to liberty and well-being.
Emma Goldman

Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.
Euripides

Music has brought me some of the highest moments of my life. I don't even hear the music. I don't even hear the notes.
Jane Seymour



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