Quotations About / On: LIFE

  • 71.
    Life loves the liver of it.
    (Maya Angelou (b. 1928), U.S. author. (originally published Jan.-Feb. 1977). The Black Scholar Interviews Maya Angelou, Conversations with Maya Angelou, ed. Jeffrey M. Elliot (1989).)
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  • 72.
    Our life without love is coke and ashes.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 301, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 73.
    Life is a horizontal fall.
    (Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), French author, filmmaker. Opium (1929).)
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  • 74.
    Man's loneliness is but his fear of life.
    (Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953), U.S. dramatist. Lazarus, in Lazarus Laughed, act. 3, sc. 2.)
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  • 75.
    I love a broad margin to my life.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 123, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 76.
    Surely joy is the condition of life.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Natural History of Massachusetts" (1842), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 106, Houghton Mifflin (1906). A declaration inspired by Thoreau's contemplation of the sheer variety and liveliness of creatures in nature.)
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  • 77.
    Life is an incurable disease.
    (Abraham Cowley (1618-1667), British essayist, poet. To Dr. Scarborough, st. 6 (1656).)
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  • 78.
    Life is our dictionary.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Oration, August 31, 1837, delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Cambridge, Massachusetts. "The American Scholar," repr. In Emerson: Essays and Lectures, ed. Joel Porte (1983).)
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  • 79.
    All of life is a foreign country.
    (Jack Kerouac (1922-1969), U.S. author. Letter, June 24, 1949. The Beat Vision: A Primary Sourcebook, eds. Arthur Knight and Kit Knight (1987).)
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  • 80.
    Novels are longer than life.
    (Natalie Clifford Barney (1876-1972), U.S.-born-French author. quoted in Adam, no. 299, "On Writing and Writers," trans. by Ezra Pound (1962).)
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