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Quotations About / On: LIFE

  • 1.
    A man lives not only his personal life, as an individual, but also, consciously or unconsciously, the life of his epoch and his contemporaries.
    (Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. The Magic Mountain, ch. 2, "At Tienappels'," (1924), trans. by H.T. Lowe-Porter (1928).)
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  • 2.
    Family life is an encroachment on private life.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 3.
    The Simple Life is not a simple life.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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  • 4.
    We have two lives—the one we learn with and the life we live after that.
    (Bernard Malamud (b. 1914), U.S. author. The Natural.)
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  • 5.
    From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life.
    (Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. repr. in Collected Works, vol. 8, para. 800, ed. William McGuire (1960). The Soul and Death (1934).)
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  • 6.
    His life was a sort of dream, as are most lives with the mainspring left out.
    (F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. "Notebook C," The Crack-Up, ed. by Edmund Wilson (1945).)
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  • 7.
    Life is beset by many annoyances, and those that stand out above all are the life- insurance and advertising agents.
    (Alice Foote MacDougall (1867-1945), U.S. businesswoman. The Autobiography of a Business Woman, ch. 6 (1928).)
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  • 8.
    For some men the power to destroy life becomes the equivalent to the female power to create life.
    (Myriam Miedzian, U.S. author. Boys Will Be Boys, ch. 4 (1991).)
    More quotations from: Myriam Miedzian, power, life
  • 9.
    There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. Felix Holt, The Radical, ch. 3 (1866).)
  • 10.
    The life of pleasure breeds boredom. The life of duty breeds resentment.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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