Quotations About / On: LIFE

  • 51.
    It is not in the world of ideas that life is lived. Life is lived for better or worse in life, and to a man in life, his life can be no more absurd than it can be the opposite of absurd, whatever that opposite may be.
    (Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982), U.S. poet. repr. In "Return from the Excursion," Riders on Earth (1978). "Heaven and Earth and the Cage of Form," Rockefeller University Forum (January-February 1968).)
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  • 52.
    helping to keep my self calm and keep stupid thought's out of my head a new life changing act of my life is being changed from the one I am not to be in a mess I am changing my life around is for my self family and my friend's that I have left in my life I lost a lot of self respect and remorse from doing wrong that should not be done or thought of it's nobody's bar for my own so I tuse to live life for the better person than I know I can be a better person in my self and for others to see will be a grateful victory to get back to normality for my kid's is life and work harder to live free from drugs and gain faith this is the life I choose for me my kid's my family and friends and never to turn the clock back and look down but keep our heads high and move forward I will provide prove not words but a strong mind to show you all that thier is strength to be found to keep a m.p.a not just in one person but in all of us positive mental attitude thier is strength in us all to grait a better life and stronger love thier is only to combine or self and be come one in our self
    (Love your self for who you may become)
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  • 53.
    The trouble is that no devastating or redeeming fires have ever burnt in my life.... My life began by flickering out.
    (Ivan Goncharov (1812-1891), Russian novelist. Oblomov, in Oblomov, pt. 2, ch. 4 (1859), trans. by David Magarshak (1954).)
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  • 54.
    He who does not accept and respect those who want to reject life does not truly accept and respect life itself.
    (Thomas Szasz (b. 1920), U.S. psychiatrist. "Suicide," The Second Sin (1973).)
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  • 55.
    Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.
    (Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. "Modern Fiction," The Common Reader, First Series (1925).)
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  • 56.
    History not used is nothing, for all intellectual life is action, like practical life, and if you don't use the stuff—well, it might as well be dead.
    (A.J. (Arnold Joseph) Toynbee (1889-1975), British historian. Television broadcast, April 17, 1955, NBC-TV.)
  • 57.
    "Life is a dangerous adventure," says the American; and he is half right: life is dangerous, but it's not an adventure.
    (José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 55, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).)
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  • 58.
    ... if the production of any commodity necessitates the sacrifice of human life, society should do without that commodity, but it can not do without that life.
    (Emma Goldman (1869-1940), U.S. anarchist and author; born in Russia. Anarchism and Other Essays, 3rd rev. ed., ch. 3 (1917).)
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  • 59.
    Nothing in life possesses value except the degree of power—assuming that life itself is the will to power.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 12, p. 215, selection 5[71], eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished note dating to Summer 1886Fall 1887, series on "European Nihilism," section 10 (June 10, 1887).)
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  • 60.
    The destructive character lives from the feeling, not that life is worth living, but that suicide is not worth the trouble.
    (Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), German critic, philosopher. repr. In One-Way Street and Other Writings (1978). "The Destructive Character," Frankfurter Zeitung (Nov. 20, 1931).)
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