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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

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.
Henry Van Dyke

You can't spend your whole life apologising. Hopefully you move forward and learn not to do it again.
Jude Law

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

My goal is to goad people into saying something that ruins their life.
Don Imus

God has plans which mortals don't understand. He rests in the womb when the new baby forms. Whispers the life dream to infinitesimal cells. It is God who lies under the thoughts of man. He is cartilage. Memory.
Ellease Southerland

Do not learn more than you absolutely need to get through life
Karl Kraus

I've hear the diva rumours, they crack me up. I'm such a plain Jane. And my roots are so instilled in me that it's not that weird to go home. I think it depends on the kind of person you are; whether you're easily drawn to the superficial things, but that's not who I am. People driven by the money and fame, I've seen how it makes them and that life means nothing to me. [Elle UK March 2004]
Christina Aguilera

For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike
Margot Fonteyn

It is my aim, and every effort bent, that the sum and history of my life, which in the same sentence is my obit and epitaph too, shall be them both: He made the books and he died.
William Faulkner

There are but three events in a man's life: birth, life, and death. He is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.
Jean De La Bruyere

Variability is the law of life, and as no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike, and no two individuals react alike and behave alike under the abnormal conditions which we know as disease.
William Osler

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.
Ben Stein

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

Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Adlai Stevenson

In the life of every man there are influences of a far more real and penetrating character than those which come through the medium of schools or teachers.
Frederic Farrar

What is Human Life but a Game of Cricket?
Duke Of Dorset

Except for a few guitar chords, everything I've learned in my life that is of any value I've learned from women
Glenn Frey

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

Whatever happens in life is fine - just trust in that.
Orlando Bloom

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Amanda Cross

Loss of hope rather than loss of life is what decides the issues of war. But helplessness induces hopelessness.
B H Liddell Hart

A little love-in before the main event can do you more good than a rub-down with the Sporting Life.
John Conteh

You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
Erica Jong

Books say: she did this because. Life says: she did this. Books are where things are explained to you, life where things aren't.
Julian Barnes

All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life
Thomas Mann

The time of life is short; to spend that shortness basely were too long.
William Shakespeare

I like to behave in an extremely normal, wholesome manner for the most part in my daily life. Even if mentally I'm consumed with sick visions of violence, terror, sex and death.
Courtney Love

Turbulence is life force. It is opportunity. Let's love turbulence and use it for change.
Ramsey Clark

Don't be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
Richard Bach

You must not for one instant give up the effort to build new lives for yourselves. Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaning doorway to life.
Daisaku Ikeda

Superstition is the poetry of life.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

I may be revered or defamed and decried; But I tried to live my life right.
Tracy Chapman

I had never thought of advertising as a life work, though I had on the side, written some very successful copy.
Bruce Barton

Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.
Anatole France

My greatest achievement so far is that I've been able to continue with my normal life. I love what I do, but more so, I'm glad to have people who care about me close by.
Kim Smith

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
Aristotle

Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest.
Wilson Mizner

I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
Nancy Mitford

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

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

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

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The poor dog, in life the firmest friend. The first to welcome, foremost to defend.
Lord Byron

There is none to tell the rich to go on striving, for a rich man makes the law that hallows and hollows his own life.
Sean O'Casey

Topographically the country is magnificent - and terrifying. Why terrifying? Because nowhere else in the world is the divorce between man and nature so complete. Nowhere have I encountered such a dull, monotonous fabric of life as here in America. Here boredom reaches its peak.
Henry Miller

However constant the visitations of sickness and bereavement, the fall of the year is most thickly strewn with the fall of human life.
James Martineau

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
Truman Capote

How good is man's life, the mere living! How fit to employ all the heart and the soul and the senses forever in joy!
Robert Browning



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