Quotations About / On: LIFE

  • 71.
    The intellectual life may be kept clean and healthful, if man will live the life of nature, and not import into his mind difficulties which are none of his.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Spiritual Laws," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 72.
    Now ... that you are going to marry, do not expect more from life, than life will afford."
    (Samuel Johnson (1704-1784), British author, lexicographer. (Originally published 1791). Boswell's Life of Johnson, Nov. 10, 1769, p. 430, Oxford University Press (1980). Said to Boswell.)
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  • 73.
    Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers another.
    (Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. "On the Cryptic and the Elliptic," All Things Considered (1908).)
  • 74.
    It is our less conscious thoughts and our less conscious actions which mainly mould our lives and the lives of those who spring from us.
    (Samuel Butler (1835-1902), British author. The Way of All Flesh, ch. 5 (1903).)
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  • 75.
    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).)
  • 76.
    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 Unpublished fragments dating to AprilJune 1885.)
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  • 77.
    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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  • 78.
    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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  • 79.
    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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  • 80.
    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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