Quotations About / On: LIFE
My motto in life consists of two very simple, yet powerful words: POETRY LIVES! ! !
Life is to you what you see life to be
(Chris 'N' John)
Your life is about finding out what your life is about
Life is time, so those who waste time waste life.
(to my students)
You live life momentarily but your goodness lives forever
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).)
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).)
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).)
It's not the men in my life, but the life in my men.
(Mae West (1892-1980), U.S. screen actor, Harland Thompson, screenwriter, and Wesley Ruggles. Tira (Mae West), in I'm No Angel (film), rephrasing a reporter's questions (1933).)
Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.
(E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. Pharos and Pharillon, "The Poetry of C.P. Cavafy," in the Pharillon section (1923).)