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It is no wonder that people are so horrible when they start their life as children.
Kingsley Amis

Let a man who has to make his fortune in life remember this maxim: Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world yields, or if it beats you sometimes, dare it again and you will succeed.
William Makepeace Thackeray

Life exists in the universe only because the carbon atom possesses certain exceptional properties. (The Mysterious Universe)
Sir James Jeans

Life is a ticklish business; I have resolved to spend it in reflecting upon it
Arthur Schopenhaeur

Rob the average man of his life-illusion and you rob him also of his happiness
Henrik Ibsen

I donít know, I guess life came in and put me in front of the camera before I could really make a decision about what I (wanted) but I think I probably would have gravitated to film.
Elisabeth Rohm

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
Virginia Woolf

There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared: Twins.
Josh Billings

I have lived my life - my adult life - like, what I would consider - an international popstar. You know what I mean by that? I've always had fun.
Paul Clarke

And I hereby distinctly and emphatically declare that I consider myself, and earnestly desire to be considered by others, as utterly divested, now and during the rest of my life, of any such rights, the barbarous relics of a feudal, despotic system.
Robert Dale Owen

Having Australia to come back to keeps you sane. It's this clarity which gives Australian models an edge overseas. They have a positive mental outlook on life, and get out there and do things other models would freak out about.
Tanya Linney

The conscience of the dying belies their life.
Luc De Vauvanargues

I can die when I wish to: that is my elixir of life.
Ernest Renan

Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man's life if he has the weight and cares about the words.
Archibald MacLeish

Be yourself, fill your life with good people, and don't get a big head. It can all be gone tomorrow.
Molly Sims

'Life itself is the most wonderful faery tale.'
Hans Christian Andersen

Spending one's life behind a desk is surely the most depressing of all lifestyles that there is.
John Gilpin

An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house.
Maria Callas

To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed - that can make life a garden.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Nirvana saved my lizard. I bought an iguana and for two days it didnít move. Then I put on Smells Like Teen Spirit and it came to life. Thatís when I knew this was a great record.
Mark Owen

Life is wasted on the living.
Douglas Adams

Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman

After 13 years of life on the half shell in Hollywood, I have made a trip where I wasn't a tourist.
Edgar Bergen

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.
Ernest Hemingway

As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior

Life is a battle between faith and reason in which each feeds upon the other, drawing sustenance from it and destroying it.
Reinhold Niebuhr

It's not that I feel that school is a good idea gone wrong, but a wrong idea from the word go. It's a nutty notion that we can have a place where nothing but learning happens, cut off from the rest of life.
John Holt

There are many confusing things in life, and many things that may not obviously appear so are in fact a paradox.
Vittorio Gassman

Most of a modest woman's life was spent, after all, in denying what, in one day at least of every year, was made obvious.
Virginia Woolf

Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning.
Samuel Butler

Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.
Amelia Earhart

The actor becomes an emotional athlete. The process is painful - my personal life suffers.
Sir Arthur Helps

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
Anthony Robbins

Your life story would not make a good book. Don't even try.
Fran Lebowitz

Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds
Zig Ziglar

The thing that is incredible is life itself. Why should we be here in this sun-illuminated universe? Why should there be green earth under our feet?
Edwin Markham

This horror of pain is a rather low instinct and... if I think of human beings I've known and of my own life, such as it is, I can't recall any case of pain which didn't, on the whole, enrich life.
Malcolm Muggeridge

With Adelaide bursting at the seams with England supporters - many of whom are on the trip of a lifetime - there will be no shortage of animated encouragement for Andrew Flintoffís men over the next five days. But the question is whether or not the team can deliver.
Jonathan Agnew

The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and fair; but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and be loved.
Emma Goldman

To take away life is a power which the vilest of the earth have in common; to give it belongs to gods and kings alone
Metastasio

When I was doing 'This Boy's Life' I wanted to be as old as Robert DeNiro and as experienced as him and have the same respect as he did in that movie.
Leonardo Dicaprio

We have employment assigned to us for every circumstance in life. When we are alone, we have our thoughts to watch; in the family, our tempers; and in company, our tongues
Hannah More

Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
Lord Byron

He it was that first gave to the law the air of a science. He found it a skeleton, and clothed it with life, colour, and complexion; he embraced the cold statue, and by his touch it grew into youth, health, and beauty.
Barry Yelverton

Much as I love acing, there needs to be more to life!
Imogen Poots

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
John Gardner

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.
Henry David Thoreau

I soon found all those great british progressive and classic 1970s rock bands which have formed the soundtrack to my life.
Martin Darvill

Green Eggs and Ham was the story of my life. I wouldn't eat a thing when I was a kid, but Dr. Seuss inspired me to try cauliflower!
Jim Carrey

Life is a mission. Every other definition of life is false, and leads all who accept it astray. Religion, science, philosophy, though still at variance upon many points, all agree in this, that every existence is an aim.
Giuseppe Mazzini



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