Quotes about life
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?
W. H. Davies
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
My momma always said life was like a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re gonna get.
Spoken by Tom Hanks in movie Forrest Gump
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Andersen
When you’re chewing on life’s gristle
Don’t grumble, give a whistle
And this’ll help things turn out for the best…
And…always look on the bright side of life…
Always look on the light side of life.
Monty Python’s Life of Brian
The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth.
In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.
Life is a sexually transmitted disease and the mortality rate is one hundred percent.
R. D. Laing
Life’s a bitch and then you die.
Nas (Nasir Jones)
Life’s a Bitch, from American rapper’s debut album Illmatic.
The Best Things in Life are Free.
B.G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, and Ray Henderson
Song from the Musical ‘Good News’.
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules.
J. D. Salinger
The Catcher in the Rye, spoken by Mr. Spencer.
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Macbeth, 5. 5
Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.
Thunder on the Left
To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
Here’s to a long life and a merry one
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one
A cold beer and another one!
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
Henry David Thoreau
Life is what happens to you
While you’re busy making other plans.
Life is as tedious as a twice-told tale
Vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.
King John, 3. 4
Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering – and it’s all over much too soon.
The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.
From Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values.
Life is a fatal complaint, and an eminently contagious one.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The Poet at the Breakfast-Table
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
Lady Windermere’s Fan, Act I
Life is a zoo in a jungle.
Peter De Vries
The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.
Life is just a bowl of pits.
Life is just one damned thing after another.
Life is something that happens when you can’t get to sleep.
Life is something that everyone should try at least once.
Henry J. Tillman