Quotations About / On:
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.)
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).)
Old age is the verdict of life.
(Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919), U.S. author; born in Scotland. All the Days of My Life, ch. 26 (1913).)
Life wants padding.
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 13 (1871-1872).
Said by the character in the novel named Mr. Vincy to his brother-in-law Mr. Bulstrode, a cautious eater.)
Children make your life important.
(Erma Bombeck (late 20th-century), U.S. humorist and author. Motherhood, the Second Oldest Profession, ch. 25 (1983).)
Life is the risk we cannot refuse.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Thirteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.
(Shirley Conran (b. 1932), British designer, journalist. Superwoman, epigraph (1975).)
Commitments, not feelings, hold life together.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
Without a little negligence, life would be intolerable.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
Life is always rich, thought only occasionally so.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Twelfth Selection, New York (1993).)