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There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.
Joseph Conrad

I'm not the callow youth of yesteryear. I'm a man of steel, honed on the handle of life. [Reg in Corrie]
Ken Morley

It's like being on Death Row in an American jail. You are waiting for the door handle to turn, not knowing whether it's a reprieve or just your final breakfast before being executed. [enjoying life at Notts County!]
Howard Wilkinson

If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place
Orison Swett Marden

Being on American Idol has been a life changing experience, I can't believe how far I've come from where I was just those couple of months back at the start of the show! It's awesome.
Blake Lewis

There are many times during life when you have to make tough choices, but you just have to get on and plough on through it.
William Forbes

The unexamined life is not worth living.
Socrates

Sinatra created a kind of magic. You want those people to be part of your life.
Gloria Vanderbilt

To do evil is more within the reach of every man, in public as in private life, than to do good.
Samuel Parr

Death cannot come
To him untimely who is fit to die;
The less of this cold world, the more of heaven;
The briefer life, the earlier immortality
H H Milman

Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.
George Bernard Shaw

It pays no matter what comes after it, to try and do things, to accomplish things in this life and not merely to have a soft and pleasant time.
Theodore Roosevelt

Sometimes life is pretty mundane isn't it, but we shouldn't be afraid of that - we all need normality from time to time.
Ben Jackson

Certainly it is wrong to be cruel to animals and the destruction of a whole species can be a great evil. The capacity for feelings of pleasure and pain and for the form of life of which animals are capable clearly impose duties of compassion and humanity in their case. [A Theory of Justice]
John Rawls

Brotherhood is not just a Bible word. Out of comradeship can come and will come the happy life for all.
Heywood Broun

When you start writing the magic comes when the characters seem to take on a life of their own and write the words for themselves.
Alice Hoffman

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

When I look back on it now, I am so glad that the one thing that I had in my life was my belief that everything in life is a learning experience, whether it be positive or negative. If you can see it as a learning experience, you can turn any negative into a positive.
Neve Campbell

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

My life has been a series of emergencies.
Lana Turner

What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow? To view each loved one blotted from life's page, And be alone on earth, as I am now.
Lord Byron

Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope
Edith Wharton

Life was a damned muddle - a football game with everyone offside and the referee gotten rid of - everyone claiming the referee would have been on his side.
F Scott Fitzgerald

I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be art.
Carrie Fisher

I have a normal life. I go away for a weekend. I do a shoot. I come back, which is the best part of my life, like, the normal everydayness.
Lauren Bush

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

The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
David Russell

Christ would be a national advertiser today, I am sure, as He was a great advertiser in His own day. He thought of His life as business.
Bruce Barton

What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself - life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose.
Willa Cather

"There was a weird, innate kind of understanding between me and Christina (Ricci). A psychic told us we were sisters in a past life."
Michelle Williams

I've often wondered about people that come to the profession [acting] late in life. I've wanted to be an actor since the first grade. I watched a play being performed by the third grade class, and it was... magic.
William Christopher

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
Christopher Morley

A lot of the evidence and some of the events you see in LA Justice are loosely based on real-life cases.
Christopher Darden

Life for both sexes is arduous, difficult, a perpetual struggle. More than anything... it calls for confidence in oneself... And how can we generate this imponderable quality most quickly? By thinking that other people are inferior to oneself.
Virginia Woolf

Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.
Herman Melville

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.
John Mortimer

If you look for only one dimension in your life, you'll be sad when it all stops and there is nothing else.
Jean-Pierre Garnier

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

I used to trouble about what life was for - now being alive seems sufficient reason.
Joanna Field

Sixty-three years ago the unemployment figure was 29 percent. Last November it was 28 percent. A rather sad end to one's life.
Harold McMillan

Our whole life is like a play
Ben Jonson

About ten years ago I appeared on Wogan as myself. The next day a man came up to me in the street and said, 'You're Harry Enfield, aren't you? I love your characters! Stavros cracks me up and as for Loadsamoney - he's the biz! But I saw you on Wogan last night - you're a right prat in real life, aren't you?'
Harry Enfield

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Lao Tzu

Madam, Life's a piece in bloom death goes dogging everywhere: She's the tenant of the room he's the ruffian on the stair.
William Henley

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

My love life is nobody's business... if I give it to 40 million people to read, what do I have left when I go home? I'm protective of my personal life that way.
Julianna Margulies

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

There's a lot more to life than just winning a championship.
Larry Coker

I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value. Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them.
Boris Pasternak

Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.
Lord Byron



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