Quotations About / On: LIFE

  • 1.
    “ Oh, love that lives its life with laughter Or love that lives its life with tears Can die—but love that is never spoken Goes like a ghost through the winding years. . .”
    (Sara Teasdale, Love Songs )
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  • 2.
    'Wisdom is the life we live, vision is the life we need, insight is the interpretation of the life we live and the life we need'
    (Lucky Sunday Penner)
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  • 3.
    In a sense, childhood lives in heaven, youth lives here, and old age lives in hell.
    (to my friends)
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  • 4.
    'Life, answers, life, answers, life, answers: it is like an eternal golden braid.'
    (- -Nathan Coppedge, March 2018)
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    'For someone who lives an unwise life, but didn't have a choice, then the limit is choice. For someone who lives an unwise life, but had a choice, the limit is the perception of wisdom. For someone who lives a wise life, but doesn't have a choice, the limit again is choice. For someone who lives a wise life, but has a choice, there is no definite limit. Therefore, the limit of wisdom is the limit upon choice and the limit upon the perception of wisdom.'
    (- -Nathan Coppedge, February 2017)
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  • 6.
    Life folded Death; Death trellised Life; the grim god wived with youthful Life, and begat him curly-headed glories.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Moby-Dick (1851), ch. 102, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 6, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1988).)
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  • 7.
    A man lives not only his personal life, as an individual, but also, consciously or unconsciously, the life of his epoch and his contemporaries.
    (Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. The Magic Mountain, ch. 2, "At Tienappels'," (1924), trans. by H.T. Lowe-Porter (1928).)
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  • 8.
    One lives for today, one lives on the spur of the moment—one lives most irresponsibly: and it is precisely this that one calls "freedom."
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 141, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Twilight of the Idols, "Skirmishes of an Untimely Man," section 39 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889).)
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  • 9.
    No matter what Aristotle and the Philosophers say, nothing is equal to tobacco; it's the passion of the well-bred, and he who lives without tobacco lives a life not worth living.
    (Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Sganarelle, in Dom Juan, act 1, sc. 1 (1665).)
  • 10.
    To live life well is to express life poorly; if one expresses life too well, one is living it no longer.
    (Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962), French scientist, philosopher, literary theorist. "A Retrospective Glance at the Lifework of a Master of Books," Fragments of a Poetics of Fire (1988, trans. 1990).)
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