Quotations About / On: LIFE

  • 51.
    Human life is beyond comprehension.
    (Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi, pt. I (1952).)
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  • 52.
    A life is more valuable than a penis.
    (Lisa Kemler, U.S. attorney. Newsweek, p. 19 (January 24, 1994). Lorena Bobbitt's attorney, arguing for her client who severed her husband's penis, which was later reattached.)
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  • 53.
    With renunciation life begins.
    (Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), Anglo-American novelist. All the Days of My Life, ch. 9 (1913).)
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  • 54.
    Ideas too are a life and a world.
    (G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook F," aph. 70, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).)
  • 55.
    The suburbs: signs of life, but no proofs.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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  • 56.
    Life's too short for chess.
    (Henry J. Byron (1834-1884), British dramatist. Talbot Champneys, in Our Boys, act 1.)
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  • 57.
    In this mortal life, nothing is blessed throughout.
    (François Rabelais (1494-1553), French author, evangelist. The potentate, in Fourth Book, ch. 44, p. 640, Pleiade edition (1995).)
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  • 58.
    What was life?
    (Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. Originally published as Der Zauberberg, Fischer (1924). The Magic Mountain, ch. 5, p. 274-275, trans. by Helen T. Lowe-Porter, The Modern Library, McGraw-Hill (1955). Hans Castorp's repeated question in his search for the primal matter and meaning of life.)
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  • 59.
    Life begins at forty.
    (Walter B. Pitkin (1878-1953), U.S. author. Life Begins at Forty (book title) (1932).)
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  • 60.
    The poorest He that is in England hath a life to live as the greatest He.
    (Thomas Raineborough (d. 1648), British Puritan soldier, politician. Speech, October 29, 1647, Putney, England, during the "Army debates.")
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