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Like ultraviolet rays memory shows to each man in the book of life a script that invisibly and prophetically glosses the text.
Walter Benjamin

Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; the best of life is but intoxication.
Lord Byron

I don't believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life.
Christiaan Barnard

The lioness giveth birth to cubs which remain three days without life. Then cometh the lion, breatheth upon them, and bringeth them to life.
William Of Normandy

Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
Socrates

Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Do not suffer life to stagnate; it will grow muddy for want of motion: commit yourself again to the current of the world.
Samuel Johnson

A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.
Camille Paglia

Riches are not an end of life, but an instrument of life.
Henry Ward Beecher

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Buddha

I had a horrible, horrible breakdown. It was just huge, like the worst period of my life, and it lasted for a couple of months.
Penelope Cruz

Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life.
Arthur Schopenhauer

It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

There is no wealth but life.
John Ruskin

It's about death as much as it is about life [on gardening]
Germaine Greer

The resultant tales from life are stirring reader interest, survivor passions and unease among Britons.
Francis X Clines

The wise man reads both books and life itself.
Lin Yutang

When you're the mother of small children, life becomes a holiday.
Kate Winslet

If I pop everyone who calls me a diva then I'm going to spend the rest of my life in prison.
Chaka Khan

Just as in earthly life lovers long for the moment when they are able to breathe forth their love for each other, to let their souls blend in a soft whisper, so the mystic longs for the moment when in prayer he can, as it were, creep into God.
Soren Kierkegaard

Our job is to bring the dead facts to life.
William Bernbach

No one is immune to the trials and tribulations of life.
Martin Lawrence

As far as my early days as a professional actor go, I'm no longer subsisting off a diet of Ichiban and Kraft Dinner... Life is good
Lexa Doig

The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yoghurt
Calvin Trillin

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

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

Keith has given me a reason to enjoy life again [on her husband]
Nicole Kidman

A child's eyes, those clear, wells of undefiled thought - what on earth can be more beautiful? Full of hope, love and curiosity, they meet your own. In prayer, how earnest; in joy, how sparkling; in sympathy, how tender! The man who never tried the companionship of a little child has carelessly passed by one of the great pleasures of life, as one passes a rare flower without plucking it or knowing its value
Caroline Norton

Some people dance through life, not having a steady job or a steady marriage, and this and that.
Nastassja Kinski

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

Modern Society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyles.
Pope John Paul II

As our life is very short, so it is very miserable, and therefore it is well it is short
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

Please don't make me out to be a cad [on revelations about his private life]
Mark Nicholas

To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind.
Wallace Stevens

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

The sin of pride may be a small or a great thing in someone's life, and hurt vanity a passing pinprick, or a self-destroying or ever murderous obsession.
Iris Murdoch

This was love at first sight, love everlasting: a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected - in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness; it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Thomas Mann

Probably the toughest time in anyone's life is when you have to murder a loved one because they're the devil.
Emo Philips

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

I've had many lovers and still have romances. I am very spoiled. All my life, I've had too many admirers.
Gina Lollobrigida

I object to people running down the future. I am going to live all the rest of my life there.
Charles Kettering

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
Kahlil Gibran

You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.
Zig Ziglar

I'd rather give my life than be afraid to give it.
Lyndon Johnson

You are the lens in the beam. You can only receive, give, and possess the light as the lens does.

If you seek yourself, you rob the lens of its transparency. You will know life and be acknowledged by it according to your degree of transparency, your capacity, that is, to vanish as an end, and remain purely as a means.
Dag Hammarskjold

Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
Stephen King

My life would be in danger if I return to Mexico.
Gloria Trevi

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
Anatole France

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw

A life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age.
Cicero



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