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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

Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children; life is the other way round
David Lodge

Read as you taste fruit or savour wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.
George Herbert

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

My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife.
Steve Irwin

Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his friends for his life (On Harold Macmillan sacking 7 cabinet members)
Jeremy Thorpe

Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. And this is all that life really means.
Robert Louis Stevenson

'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

If you live your life with very great caution, your most exciting experience may happen when your mother gives you milk and cookies.
John A Marshall

Melbourne is the kind of town that really makes you consider the question 'Is there life after death?'
Bette Midler

A belief may be larger than a fact. A faith that is overdefined is the very faith most likely to prove inadequate to the great moments of life.
Vannevar Bush

Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic societies and destroy the basic rules of international life
Jacques Chirac

Design is not for philosophy - it's for life
Issey Miyake

Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
Eric Hoffer

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

I'm so thankful that I'm actually paid to do this thing that I've loved all my life.
Bob Ezrin

With the breast-feeding, I really love the bonding. Real life is more important to me.
Debi Mazar

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

We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.
Iris Murdoch

Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it charm.
Jean Paul Richter

'Tisn't life that matters! 'Tis the courage you bring to it (Fortitude)
Sir Hugh Walpole

I learned at a very early age that life is a battle. My family was poor, my neighborhood was poor.
Susan Hayward

The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.
Gustav Flaubert

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
Roger Caras

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
Virginia Woolf

The unexamined life is not worth living.
Socrates

If Glenn Hoddle is right then I must have been a failed football manager in a previous existence. [Hoddle had commented on a link between disability and sins in a past life]
David Blunkett

I live a normal life, I take care of our baby, I cook, and I look forward to the weekend so I can spend some time with my husband. It's the kind of change we all secretly dream of, but which isn't always easy to deal with.
Angela Lindvall

Once you fully apprehend the vacuity of a life without struggle, you are equipped with the basic means of salvation.
Tennessee Williams

If there is one thing in life that I have learned about life it is... it goes on.
Robert Frost

This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Why should I live my whole life where I don't want to be. [it's a good point - pretty hard to argue with that sort of logic really isn't it!]
Terry Goodkind

Woman embroiders man's life - Embroider is to beautify - The embroidery of cleanliness - Of a smile - Of gentle words.
Mary Wood Allen

There are some good points about being on the radio, but like all things in life it carries with it some negatives too.
Ira Glass

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

You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyse your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success - or are they holding you back?
W Clement Stone

Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality. (Man for Himself)
Erich Fromm

When his life was ruined, his family killed, his farm destroyed, Job knelt down on the ground and yelled up to the heavens, 'Why god? Why me?' and the thundering voice of God answered, 'There's just something about you that pisses me off.
Stephen King

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

I canít wait to bring Jekyll and Hyde to life. They are the equivalent of a cinematic Hamlet.
Matt Keeslar

It is a little remarkable, that - though disinclined to talk overmuch of myself and my affairs at the fireside, and to my personal friends - an autobiographical impulse should twice in my life have taken possession of me, in addressing the public.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Life all comes down to a few moments. This is one of them.
Charlie Sheen

Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect
Margaret Mitchell

How do I describe myself? I'd have to say that I'm an easy-going and funny person. I like everyone I meet. I tend to be a romantic and an idealist, though, and sometimes it's frustrating because it's a vision that's almost impossible to live up to in real life
Natassia Malthe

Cultivated men and women who do not skim the cream of life, and are attached to the duties, yet escape the harder blows, make acute and balanced observers
George Meredith

I couldn't commit suicide if my life depended on it.
George Carlin

And the cold marble leapt to life a God
H H Milman

I've dreamed about scoring on Sunday. I do like to visualise goals but it's not something I do every night - I do have a life you know! [he didn't score in the play off final]
Rob Hulse

There are many different kinds of radioactive waste and each has its own half-life so, just to be on the safe side and to simplify matters, I base my calculations on the worst one and that's plutonium.
David Brower

I sing from the heart... I sing the words of a song and really feel them, from the top of my head to the tip of my toes... I sing as though my life depends on it, and if I ever stop doing that then I'll stop living
Mario Lanza



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