Quotations About / On: LIFE

  • 71.
    I believe that a man is converted when first he hears the low, vast murmur of life, of human life, troubling his hitherto unconscious self.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. letter, Dec. 3, 1907. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 1, ed. James T. Boulton (1979).)
  • 72.
    Truth is the kind of error without which a certain species of life could not live. The value for life is ultimately decisive.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 11, p. 506, selection 34[253], eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980); The Will to Power, p. 272 (number 493), trans. by Walter Kaufmann and R.J. Hollingdale, ed. Walter Kaufmann, New York, Random House (1967). Unpublished fragments dating to AprilJune 1885.)
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  • 73.
    Man lives two lives, woe, were it otherwise! One is seized by death, the other one, his honor, remains.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. "Book of Memory," Poems (1839).)
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  • 74.
    You know, there's a certain irony in the fact that our lives and perhaps the lives of everyone on Earth may depend on Captain Patterson's sex appeal.
    (Charles Beaumont (1930-1967), U.S. screenwriter, and Edward Bernds. Prof. Conrad (Paul Birch), Queen of Outer Space, as Capt. Patterson goes off for a private audience with the queen (1958). From a story by Ben Hecht (1893-1964); real name Charles Nutt.)
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  • 75.
    Thrillers are like life—more like life than you are ... it's what we've all made of the world.
    (Graham Greene (1904-1991), British novelist. Arthur Rowe, in The Ministry of Fear, bk. 1, ch. 5 (1943).)
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  • 76.
    Spirit is the life that itself cuts into life: with its own torment it increases its own knowledge. Did you already know that?
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 134, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Second Part, "On the Famous Wise Men," (1883).)
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  • 77.
    He is a man of one idea: that life has a symbolic significance. Which is to say that life and art are one.
    (Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "Creative Death," The Wisdom of the Heart (1947).)
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  • 78.
    Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
    (Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist and social philosopher. Capital, vol. 1, ch. 10 (1867).)
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  • 79.
    The life of man in this world is like the life of a fly in a room filled with 100 boys, each armed with a fly-swatter.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 618, Knopf (1949).)
  • 80.
    Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering, and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.
    (George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. "Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool," Shooting an Elephant (1950).)
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