Life quotes

  • Dreams are necessary to life.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Life #Happiness #Dream

  • It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Inspirational #Life #Art

  • The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Life #Truth #Character

  • There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Life #Time #Illumination

  • Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Love #Life #Marriage

  • Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Inspirational #Life #Break Up

  • I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Life #Moving On #Death

  • My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Life #Writing #Ideas

  • To withhold from living is to die ... the more you give of yourself to life the more life nourishes you.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Life #Giving

  • If one's conscious life is too rigid, too regimented, then the surface may crack at times, and we are unprepared for the strange emotions or sensations we experience.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Life #May #Cracks

  • Our culture made a virtue of living only as extroverts. We discouraged the inner journey, the quest for a center. So we lost our center and have to find it again.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Life #Journey #Culture

  • Last night I wept. I wept because the process by which I have become woman was painful. I wept because I was no longer a child with a child's blind faith. I wept because my eyes were opened to reality....I wept because I could not believe anymore and I love to believe. I can still love passionately without believing. That means I love humanly. I wept because I have lost my pain and I am not yet accustomed to its absence.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Life #Children #Pain

  • Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Love #Life #Inspiring

  • Destiny changes, fate changes, just believe in your inner self, your dreams and your strength
    -- Anamika Mishra

    #Life #Dream #Believe

  • Man's activity consists in either a making or doing. Both of these aspects of the active life depend for their correction upon the contemplative life (that is, the Hero).
    -- Ananda Coomaraswamy

    #Life #Hero #Men

  • To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
    -- Anatole France

    #Inspirational #Life #Motivational

  • In art as in love, instinct is enough.
    -- Anatole France

    #Love #Life #Art

  • The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.
    -- Anatole France

    #Life #Men #Average

  • All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
    -- Anatole France

    #Life #Change #Spirituality

  • Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
    -- Anatole France

    #Life #Happiness #Happy

  • To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
    -- Anatole France

    #Life #Beautiful #Business

  • The truth is that life is delicious, horrible, charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything.
    -- Anatole France

    #Life #Sweet #Literature

  • I cannot say to be glad or not glad to be on Everest. It is my life. I have opportunity to be here, so I am here.
    -- Anatoli Boukreev

    #Life #Opportunity #Everest

  • The Greeks are wrong to recognize coming into being and perishing; for nothing comes into being nor perishes, but is rather compounded or dissolved from things that are. So they would be right to call coming into being composition and perishing dissolution.
    -- Anaxagoras

    #Life #Greek #Would Be

  • Immortal and indestructible, surrounds all and directs all.
    -- Anaximander

    #Life #Immortal #Surround

  • Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Life #Loss #Empathy

  • Life will throw everything but the kitchen sink in your path, and then it will throw the kitchen sink. It's your job to avoid the obstacles. If you let them stop you or distract you, you're not doing your job, and failing to do your job will cause regrets that paralyze you more than a bad back.
    -- Andre Agassi

    #Life #Jobs #Regret

  • No one who has lived even for a fleeting moment for something other than life in its conventional sense and has experienced the exaltation that this feeling produces can then renounce his new freedom so easily.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Life #Feelings #Exaltation

  • All fear is imaginary, reality is its antidote.
    -- Andre Comte-Sponville

    #Life #Reality #Antidote

  • It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Love #Inspirational #Life

  • One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Inspirational #Life #Positive

  • Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Funny #Life #Beautiful

  • Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Inspirational #Life #Beautiful

  • The most decisive actions of our life - I mean those that are most likely to decide the whole course of our future - are, more often than not, unconsidered.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Life #Future #Mean

  • I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Life #Spring #Real

  • It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Life #Travel #Adventure

  • It is not always by plugging away at a difficulty and sticking to it that one overcomes it; often it is by working on the one next to it. Some things and some people have to be approached obliquely, at an angle.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Life #Work #Failure

  • One can fool life for a long time, but in the end it always makes us what we were intended to be.
    -- Andre Malraux

    #Life #Long #Fool

  • Between eigtheen and twenty, life is like an exchange where one buys stocks, not with money, but with actions. Most men buy nothing.
    -- Andre Malraux

    #Life #Business #Men

  • Often we allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. We lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a year's time, will be forgotten by us and by everybody. No, let us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affections and enduring undertakings.
    -- Andre Maurois

    #Life #Motivational #Real

  • Live as if you were eternal.
    -- Andre Maurois

    #Life #Eternal Life

  • The greedy search for money or success will almost always lead men into unhappiness. Why? Because that kind of life makes them depend upon things outside themselves.
    -- Andre Maurois

    #Life #Men #Kind

  • From an endless dream we have come. In an endless dream we are living. To an endless dream we shall return.
    -- Andrea Kushi

    #Love #Life #Dream

  • One of the things that I am happy about in my life as an artist is that I am not considered a Hispanic artist.
    -- Andres Serrano

    #Life #Artist #Hispanic

  • Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    #Inspirational #Life #Motivation

  • I shall argue that strong men, conversely, know when to compromise and that all principles can be compromised to serve a greater principle.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    #Life #Change #Being Strong

  • It is not good to have TOO MUCH of anything.
    -- Andrew Clements

    #Inspirational #Life #Too Much

  • Two wrongs don't make a right, but don't three lefts make a right? Two wrongs don't make a right, but don't two negatives make a positive?
    -- Andrew Clements

    #Life #Two #Three

  • What wondrous life is this I lead! Ripe apples drop about my head; The luscious clusters of the vine Upon my mouth do crush their wine; The nectarine and curious peach Into my hands themselves do reach; Stumbling on melons, as I pass, Ensnared with flowers, I fall on grass.
    -- Andrew Marvell

    #Life #Crush #Summer

  • I think human beings make life beautiful. There's a lot of beauty in everything. I think what makes life beautiful is the ability to acknowledge that.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Life #Beautiful #Carpe Diem

  • Humility is perfect quietness of heart. It is to expect nothing, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised. It is to have a blessed home in the Lord, where I can go in and shut the door, and kneel to my Father in secret, and am at peace as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and above is trouble.
    -- Andrew Murray

    #Inspirational #Life #Peace

  • Civil rights leaders are involved in helping poor people. That's what I've been doing all my life.
    -- Andrew Young

    #Life #Rights #People

  • I have committed my life to helping the poor, and I believe that if more companies followed Wal-Mart's lead in providing opportunity and savings to those who need it most, more Americans battling poverty would realize the American dream.
    -- Andrew Young

    #Life #Dream #Believe

  • I've learned that life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
    -- Andy Rooney

    #Life #Paper #Toilets

  • They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
    -- Andy Warhol

    #Inspirational #Life #Change

  • People need to be made more aware of the need to work at learning how to live because life is so quick and sometimes it goes away too quickly.
    -- Andy Warhol

    #Life #Positive #People

  • You don't have to gaze into a crystal ball when you can read an open book.
    -- Aneurin Bevan

    #Life #Book #Advice

  • We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run down.
    -- Aneurin Bevan

    #Inspirational #Life #Running

  • Virtue is its own punishment.
    -- Aneurin Bevan

    #Life #Punishment #Virtue

  • We do not go to bed in single pairs; even if we choose not to refer to them, we still drag there with us the cultural impedimenta of our social class, our parents' lives, our bank balances, our sexual and emotional expectations, our whole biographies-all the bits and pieces of our unique existences.
    -- Angela Carter

    #Life #Unique #Emotional

  • Fine art, that exists for itself alone, is art in a final state of impotence. If nobody, including the artist, acknowledges art as a means of knowing the world, then art is relegated to a kind of rumpus room of the mind and the irresponsibility of the artist and the irrelevance of art to actual living becomes part and parcel of the practice of art.
    -- Angela Carter

    #Life #Art #Mean

  • Four Rules For Life Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. Don't be attached to the results.
    -- Angeles Arrien

    #Life #Attention #Four

  • The only way to have a life is to commit to it like crazy.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Life #Crazy #Way

  • People say that you're going the wrong way when it's simply a way of your own.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Inspirational #Life #People

  • I need more sex, OK? Before I die I wanna taste everyone in the world.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Love #Life #Sex

  • The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can't have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I'd rather not be in a cage. I'd rather be dead. And it's real simple. And I think it's not that uncommon.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Love #Life #Freedom

  • There's something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now.
    -- Angelina Jolie

    #Life #Freedom #Appreciate

  • We have to remember that no matter how much hardship we go through in our life, there is always going to be that fragile place in our heart.
    -- Angie Martinez

    #Life #Heart #Hardship

  • Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV.
    -- Ani DiFranco

    #Life #Art #Inspire

  • i fight with love and i laugh with rage....you gotta live light enough to see the humor, and long enough to see some change...
    -- Ani DiFranco

    #Love #Life #Fighting

  • Life is a pilgrimage and if you don't play by the rules you don't find the Road to Damascus, you find the Crown of Thorns.
    -- Anita Brookner

    #Life #Play #Thorns

  • Over the past decades...while many businesses have pursued what I call 'business as usual', I have been part of a different, smaller business movement, one that tried to put idealism back on the agenda.
    -- Anita Roddick

    #Life #Change #Past

  • That I have no right to be jealous is irrelevant. It is a human passion: the sick, white underbelly of love.
    -- Anita Shreve

    #Life #Passion #Jealous

  • Parents were the only ones obligated to love you; from the rest of the world you had to earn it.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Life #Family #Love You

  • You think money can solve any problem, but all it s good for is buying the things it can, and leaving you free to pursue the things it can't.
    -- Ann Herendeen

    #Life #Thinking #Leaving

  • Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass.
    -- Ann Landers

    #Inspirational #Life #Motivational

  • Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.
    -- Ann Landers

    #Life #Success #Letting Go

  • When life's problems seem overwhelming, look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself fortunate.
    -- Ann Landers

    #Life #Motivational #Nurse

  • The real trick is to stay alive as long as you live.
    -- Ann Landers

    #Life #Real #Long

  • Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.
    -- Ann Landers

    #Inspirational #Life #Leadership

  • All life goes in a circle, around and around, you started at one place, and then came right back to it again.
    -- Ann Petry

    #Life #Circles

  • There is a lot more to this life than just the struggle to make money.
    -- Ann Richards

    #Life #Money #Struggle

  • You don't trade in the devil you know for the one you don't know.
    -- Ann Rinaldi

    #Life #Devil #Trade

  • There is a way to live the big of giving thanks in all things. It is this: to give thanks in this one small thing. The moments will add up.
    -- Ann Voskamp

    #Life #Giving #Add

  • Don't go looking for boys in the dark They will say pretty things then leave you with scars. Do go looking for boys in the park For that is where the true gentlemen are.
    -- Anna Godbersen

    #Life #Dark #Boys

  • Living too much in one's head can be dangerous.
    -- Anna Godbersen

    #Life #Too Much #Dangerous

  • The most characteristic mark of a great mind is to choose some one important object, and pursue it for life.
    -- Anna Letitia Barbauld

    #Life #Mind #Important

  • Life! we've been long together Through pleasant and through cloudy weather; Tis hard to part when friends are dear,- Perhaps 'twill cost a sigh, a tear. Then steal away, give little warning. Choose thine own time, Say not "Good-night," but in some brighter clime, Bid me "Good-morning."
    -- Anna Letitia Barbauld

    #Life #Good Night #Morning

  • God gives talent. Work transforms talent into genius.
    -- Anna Pavlova

    #Life #Motivational #Dance

  • I got a fortune cookie that said, "To remember is to understand." I have never forgotten it. A good judge remembers what it was like to be a lawyer. A good editor remembers being a writer. A good parent remembers what it was like to be a child.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Life #Children #Editors

  • I learned to love the journey, not the destination. I learned that this is not a dress rehersal, and that today is the only guarantee you get.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Life #Journey #Dresses

  • If an opportunity scares you, that's God's way of saying you should jump at it.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Life #Opportunity #Starting Over

  • Life is made up of moments, small pieces of glittering mica in a long stretch of gray cement. It would be wonderful if they came to us unsummoned, but particularly in lives as busy as the ones most of us lead now, that won’t happen. We have to teach ourselves how to make room for them, to love them, and to live, really live.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Life #Long #Would Be

  • The life you have led doesn't need to be the only life you have.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Inspirational #Funny #Life

  • I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Life #Beach #Ocean

  • Sometimes I remind myself that I almost skipped the party, that I almost went to a different college, that the whim of a minute could have changed everything and everyone. Our lives, so settled, so specific, are built on happenstance.
    -- Anna Quindlen

    #Life #Party #College

  • In the space age the most important space is between the ears.
    -- Anne Armstrong

    #Life #Space #Important

  • If we had not winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
    -- Anne Bradstreet

    #Life #Spring #Adversity

  • Wisdom with an inheritance is good, but wisdom without an inheritance is better than an inheritance without wisdom.
    -- Anne Bradstreet

    #Life #Inheritance

  • We must, therefore, be here as strangers and pilgrims, that we may plainly declare that we seek a city above.
    -- Anne Bradstreet

    #Life #Cities #May