Alive quotes

  • Jealousy is a useless, time-wasting emotion that's eating me alive.
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Alive #Useless #Emotion

  • You compose because you want to somehow summarize in some permanent form your most basic feelings about being alive, to set down some sort of permanent statement about the way it feels to live now, today.
    -- Aaron Copland

    #Feelings #Alive #Want

  • Staying with him. Letting him touch you, hold you, GOD. It's eating me alive. You may be keeping Sawyer from hating me but you're only making me hate him
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Hate #Alive #May

  • For peace and brotherhood, I am ready to serve the Turkish state, and I believe that for this end I must remain alive.
    -- Abdullah Ocalan

    #Believe #Brotherhood #Alive

  • Someone once defined humor as a way to keep from killing yourself. I keep my sense of humor and I stay alive.
    -- Abe Burrows

    #Laughter #Alive #Way

  • Man has his future within him, dynamically alive at this present moment.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Inspirational Life #Men #Alive

  • Literature is a beautiful way of keeping the imagination alive, of visiting worlds you would never have time to in your day-to-day life. It keeps you abreast of a wider spectrum of human activities.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Beautiful #Imagination #Alive

  • It was all I had, all I've ever had, the only currency, the only proof that I was alive. Memory.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Memories #Stories #Alive

  • A name isn't a person,' Ga said. 'Don't ever remember someone by their name. To keep someone alive, you put them inside you, you put their face on your heart. Then, no matter where you are, they're always with you because they're a part of you.
    -- Adam Johnson

    #Heart #Names #Alive

  • Comforters for our todays / Guardians of memories / Keeping our youth and yesterdays alive / Comrades with one history.
    -- Adele Faber

    #Memories #Yesterday #Alive

  • You really have to act your pants off to stay alive. I thrive on that; I rise to the occasion of the circumstances.
    -- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

    #Alive #Pants #Circumstances

  • I believe we lose immortality because we have not conquered our opposition to death; we keep insisting on the primary, rudimentary idea: that the whole body should be kept alive. We should seek to preserve only the part that has to do with consciousness.
    -- Adolfo Bioy Casares

    #Believe #Ideas #Alive

  • Remember to keep yourself alive, there is nothing more important than that.
    -- Afeni Shakur

    #Important #Alive #Remember

  • And when someone else speaks your name you feel pleased. You feel wanted. You feel there. Alive. Even if they're saying your name with dislike, at least you know you're you, that you exist.
    -- Aidan Chambers

    #Names #Alive #Speak

  • The love of Christ both wounds and heals, it fascinates and frightens, it kills and makes alive, it draws and repulses. There can be nothing more terrible or wonderful than to be stricken with love for Christ so deeply that the whole being goes out in a pained adoration of His person, an adoration that disturbs and disconcerts while it purges and satisfies and relaxes the deep inner heart.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Heart #Relax #Alive

  • When you have abandoned all past and future, it is as if you have come alive. You are here, mindful...the nature of all types of consciousness reveals itself.
    -- Ajahn Brahm

    #Past #Alive #Consciousness

  • The films an audience really enjoys are the ones that were enjoyable in the making. Yet pleasure in the work can’t be achieved unless you know you have put all of your strength into it and have done your best to make it come alive. A film made in this spirit reveals the hearts of the crew.
    -- Akira Kurosawa

    #Heart #Done #Alive

  • We have a planetary emergency. We have to find a way to create, in the generation of those alive today, a sense of generational mission.
    -- Al Gore

    #Live For Today #Generations #Alive

  • I am more alive in the theater than anywhere else, but what I take into the theater I get from the streets.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Alive #Theater #Streets

  • Perhaps it is true that we do not really exist until there is someone there to see us existing, we cannot properly speak until there is someone who can understand what we are saying in essence, we are not wholly alive until we are loved.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Essence #Alive #Speak

  • Spending a weekend with Hitler would have been boring in the extreme, although you would have had a greater certainty in coming back alive.
    -- Alan Bullock

    #Weekend #Alive #Boring

  • The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Simple #Meaning Of Life #Alive

  • For unless one is able to live fully in the present, the future is a hoax. There is no point whatever in making plans for a future which you will never be able to enjoy. When your plans mature, you will still be living for some other future beyond. You will never, never be able to sit back with full contentment and say, "Now, I've arrived!" Your entire education has deprived you of this capacity because it was preparing you for the future, instead of showing you how to be alive now.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Contentment #Alive #Able

  • Charles II once invited the members of the Royal Society to explain to him why a dead fish weighs more than the same fish alive; a number of subtle explanations were offered to him. He then pointed out that it does not.
    -- Alasdair MacIntyre

    #Numbers #Doe #Alive

  • He seemed so certain about everything, didn't he? And yet none of his certainties was worth one hair of a woman's head. He wasn't even sure he was alive, because he was living like a dead man.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Men #Hair #Alive

  • I am alive again, now that I can no longer stand to live.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Life #Despair #Alive

  • Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they're alive and human.
    -- Albert Ellis

    #Love #Acceptance #Alive

  • The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Men #Texture #Alive

  • This thought strengthened in me my belief that all men, without exception, deserve to be pitied, if only because they are alive.
    -- Alberto Moravia

    #Men #Alive #Belief

  • A million million spermatozoa, All of them alive: Out of their cataclysm but one poor Noah Dare hope to survive.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Sex #Alive #Poor

  • Being cared for when one is dead is less satisfactory than being cared for when one is alive.
    -- Aldous Huxley


  • Share your presence with others, no boundaries, completely, openly, lovingly. Love is what makes us alive.
    -- Alex Grey

    #Love Is #Alive #Boundaries

  • It is very easy to take for granted the phenomenon that we are each alive, but we must try not to.
    -- Alex Grey

    #Trying #Alive #Granted

  • In my world, I am one of the luckiest humans alive.
    -- Alexander Dale Oen

    #Alive #World #Humans

  • I'm the only American alive or dead who presided unhappily over the removal of a vice president and a president.
    -- Alexander Haig

    #President #Vices #Alive

  • When I die, I should be ashamed to leave enough to build me a monument if there were a wanting friend above ground. I would enjoy the pleasure of what I give by giving it alive and seeing another enjoy it.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Giving #Alive #Charity

  • Everyone I used to work with is still alive and can afford expensive lawyers.
    -- Alexei Sayle

    #Alive #Lawyer #Used

  • To change is to be vulnerable. And to be vulnerable is to be alive.
    -- Alexis De Veaux

    #Change #Alive #Vulnerable

  • A classic is a book that survives the circumstances that made it possible yet alone keeps those circumstances alive.
    -- Alfred Kazin

    #Book #Alive #Classic

  • Singing is a form of admitting that I'm alive.
    -- Alfredo Kraus

    #Singing #Admitting #Alive

  • The days of life pass away like clouds, so do good while you are alive.
    -- Ali ibn Abi Talib

    #Clouds #Passing Away #Alive

  • Lead such a life, that, when you die, the people may mourn you, and while you are alive they long for your company.
    -- Ali ibn Abi Talib

    #Long #People #Alive

  • I ain't no veggie, like my flesh to the bone, alive and licking on your ice cream cone.
    -- Alice Cooper

    #Sex #Ice Cream #Alive

  • While you’re alive there’s no time for minor amazements.
    -- Alice Fulton

    #Alive #Amazement #Minors

  • It's certainly true that when I was young, writing seemed to me so important that I would have sacrificed almost anything to it ... Because I thought of the world in which I wrote -- the world I created -- as somehow much more enormously alive than the world I was actually living in.
    -- Alice Munro

    #Writing #Important #Alive

  • Activism pays the rent on being alive and being here on the planet.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Peace #Alive #Pay

  • If you don’t have ambition, you shouldn’t be alive
    -- Aliko Dangote

    #Ambition #Alive

  • We need history, not to tell us what happened or to explain the past, but to make the past alive so that it can explain us and make a future possible.
    -- Allan Bloom

    #Past #Needs #Alive

  • Tell me Cameron Ann Morgan, what do you want to be when you grow up?... Alive
    -- Ally Carter

    #Growing Up #Alive #Want

  • Joy is a flame which association alone can keep alive, and which goes out unless communicated.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Flames #Joy #Alive

  • Every canvas that can awaken us more exquisitely and accurately to the infinite and various surface of our experience does that much to sharpen life, and thereby render it more alive.
    -- Alton Tobey

    #Doe #Alive #Canvas

  • We all waited on an afterlife. Only I planned to be alive for mine.
    -- Amanda Lindhout

    #Afterlife #Alive

  • A defeated argument that refuses to be obliterated can remain very alive.
    -- Amartya Sen

    #Alive #Argument #Defeated

  • You are not alive unless you know you are living.
    -- Amedeo Modigliani


  • Life is still as never was, One Seems dead yet still is alive. Man frets for things, things he can buy, All's for sale but not life. Life is there when a friend is there, A friend like you worth more than life.
    -- Amit Abraham

    #Men #Alive #Life Is

  • We can only die in the future, I thought; right now we are always alive.
    -- Amy Hempel


  • if it's true your life flashes past your eyes before you die, then it is also the truth that your life rushes forth when you are ready to start to truly be alive.
    -- Amy Hempel

    #Eye #Past #Alive

  • Wear your heart on the page, and people will read to find out how you solved being alive.
    -- Amy Hempel

    #Heart #People #Alive

  • I'm turning left. Look, everyone, my blinker is on, and I'm turning left. I am so happy to be alive, driving along, making a left turn. I'm serious. I am doing exactly what I want to be doing at this moment: existing on a Tuesday, going about my business, on my way somewhere, turning left.
    -- Amy Krouse Rosenthal

    #Tuesday #Looks #Alive

  • Failure to shed tears is a failure to live life fully. And the one thing that life requires of us all is to live it. Never be embarrassed by your ability to be alive.
    -- Amy Neftzger

    #Live Life #Tears #Alive

  • Life is so fluid that one can only hope to capture the living moment, to capture it alive and fresh ... without destroying that moment.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Alive #Life Is #Moments

  • Keep the inspiration alive and reach for what you want
    -- Anamika Mishra

    #Inspiration #Alive #Want

  • There is no use being alive if one must work. The event from which each of us is entitled to expect the revelation of his own life’s meaning - that event which I may not yet have found, but on whose path I seek myself - is not earned by work.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Events #Use #Alive

  • Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for - sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive or quiet and calm.
    -- Andre Kostelanetz

    #Sound #Alive #Calm

  • Without truth I feel ashamed to be alive.
    -- Andrei Platonov

    #Alive #Ashamed #Feels

  • You'll swoop from incredible highs when you're just glad to be alive, to those lows when you wish you were dead. And just when you start thinking that you've accepted who you are, that changes, too. Because who you are is not permanent
    -- Andrew Davidson

    #Thinking #Wish #Alive

  • Jenni Fagan is the real thing, and The Panopticon is a real treat: maturely alive to the pains of maturing, and cleverly amused as well as appalled by what it finds in the world.
    -- Andrew Motion

    #Pain #Real #Alive

  • Blogging is to writing what extreme sports are to athletics: more free-form, more accident-prone, less formal, more alive. It is, in many ways, writing out loud.
    -- Andrew Sullivan

    #Sports #Writing #Alive

  • I think a person permeates a spot, and a lost presence makes the environment timeless to me, keeps an area alive. It pulsates because of that.
    -- Andrew Wyeth

    #Thinking #Alive #Environment

  • I'd like to think, that were he alive today, Warhol would be painting the Housewives.
    -- Andy Cohen

    #Thinking #Would Be #Alive

  • My ***** is doing as much to keep me alive as my brain.
    -- Andy Weir

    #Brain #Alive

  • I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one.
    -- Aneurin Bevan

    #Sympathy #War #Alive

  • You are alive today, and no matter what your condition, make a mark here and now. Opportunity is at every moment, seizing it is pleasure.
    -- Angelo Sotira

    #Opportunity #Live For Today #Alive

  • I have yet to discover a dish that will not come alive in the presence of champagne.
    -- Anistatia R. Miller

    #Alive #Champagne #Dishes

  • The other reason women wanted daughters was to keep their memories alive.
    -- Anita Diament

    #Daughter #Memories #Alive

  • She was alive, and they were dead. She had to try to make her life big. As big as she could. She promised Bailey she would keep playing.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Trying #Alive #Bigs

  • Already she could feel the stunning weight of a lifetime of regret for letting him go, and she knew that it was enought to bury her alive.
    -- Anna Godbersen

    #Regret #Alive #Weight

  • There are about as many ways to be dead as there are to be alive. People linger in different ways, both publicly and privately.
    -- Anne Enright

    #People #Different #Alive

  • .... "death turns all men into great lovers. Would that they were equally ardent while the lady was still alive!
    -- Anne Fortier

    #Men #Alive #Lovers

  • Because this business of becoming conscious, of being a writer, is ultimately about asking yourself, How alive am I willing to be?
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Asking #Alive #Becoming

  • It's a great time to be alive.
    -- Anne Lamott


  • I get to tell my truth. I get to seek meaning and realization. I get to live fully, wildly, imperfectly. That's why I'm alive. And all I actually have to offer as a writer is my version of life. Every single thing that has happened to me is mine.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Realization #Alive #Offers

  • Life is really pretty tricky, and there's a lot of loss, and the longer you stay alive, the more people you lose whom you actually couldn't live without.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Loss #People #Alive

  • For it is indeed consciousness that makes the body fully alive, and the body that gives consciousness a place to live.
    -- Anodea Judith

    #Giving #Alive #Body

  • I learn poetry, learn text, and that really keeps you alive.
    -- Anthony Hopkins


  • The fetus, in many cases, dies just as a human adult or child would: It bleeds to death as it is torn from limb from limb. The fetus can be alive at the beginning of the dismemberment process and can survive for a time while its limbs are being torn off.
    -- Anthony Kennedy

    #Children #Alive #Adults

  • It is better to fall in with crows than with flatterers; for in the one case you are devoured when dead , in the other case while alive .
    -- Antisthenes

    #Fall #Crow #Alive

  • Night, when words fade and things come alive.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Night #Alive

  • Art is the means by which we communicate what it feels like to be alive.
    -- Antony Gormley

    #Art #Mean #Alive

  • Poetry is the art of understanding what it is to be alive.
    -- Archibald MacLeish

    #Art #Understanding #Alive

  • a masterpiece doesn't so much transcend its time as perpetuate it; it keeps its moment alive.
    -- Arlene Croce

    #Excellence #Genius #Alive

  • Only the words of love kept alive are worthy of not being wasted.
    -- Arlo Guthrie

    #Cute #Cute Love #Alive

  • I could only relax when there was just one tiny white last spot left. I could see more clearly. I could grasp the shape of the picture again... The pictures are alive because of the white remnant, the almost concealment.
    -- Arnulf Rainer

    #White #Relax #Alive

  • I became a hero to everyone because I didn't take dialysis and was still alive.
    -- Art Buchwald

    #Hero #Alive #Dialysis

  • On the whole I woke up in the morning and was happy to be alive.
    -- Art Buchwald

    #Morning #Alive #Happy To Be Alive

  • I had to do what I had to do to keep my family alive. Period.
    -- Art Modell

    #Alive #My Family #Periods

  • Society, dead or alive, can have no charm without intimacy and no intimacy without an interest in trifles.
    -- Arthur Balfour

    #Society #Alive #Intimacy

  • If you can't protect yourself with talk, you won't be alive to protect yourself with guns.
    -- Arthur Boyd

    #Gun #Alive #Protect

  • Behind every man now alive stand thirty ghosts, for that is the ratio by which the dead outnumber the living.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Men #Alive #Ratios

  • If you had killed Watson, you would not have got out of this room alive.
    -- Arthur Conan Doyle

    #Alive #Rooms