Life quotes and sayings

Life: A Dance to the Music of Time.
Anthony Powell

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
John W. Gardner

Life itself is a mystery which defies solution.
John Mortimer

Life is a sexually transmitted disease and there is a 100% mortality rate.
R.D. Laing

Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave.
Quentin Crisp

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
Samuel Butler

It is not true that life is one damn thing after another – it’s one damn thing over and over.
Edna St. Vincent Millay

Life is one long process of getting tired.
Samuel Butler

Life is something to do when you can’t get to sleep.
Fran Lebowitz

Only a life lived for others is a life worth while.
Albert Einstein

Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it.
Tom Lehrer

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Charlie Chaplin

Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.
Lillian Dickson

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure its worth watching.

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
Abraham Lincoln

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.
John Lennon

Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.
Carl Sandburg

Life is just a chance to grow a soul.
A. Powell Davies

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a fatal complaint, and an eminently contagious one.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
Albert Einstein

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
Maria Robinson

Where there is love there is life.
Mahatma Gandhi

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Charles Darwin

It is only in the microscope that our life looks so big. It is an indivisible point, drawn out and magnified by the powerful lenses of Time and Space.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.
Corita Kent

If you wait to do everything until you’re sure it’s right, you’ll probably never do much of anything.
Win Borden

Life to me is like boarding-house wallpaper. It takes a long time to get used to it, but when you finally do, you never notice that it’s there. And then you hear the decorators are arriving.
Derek Marlowe

Life is perhaps best regarded as a bad dream between two awakenings.
Eugene O’Neill

Life is a gamble, at terrible odds – if it was a bet, you wouldn’t take it.
Tom Stoppard

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
Grandma Moses

The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.
Tom Bodett

Life is a maze in which we take the wrong turning before we have learnt to walk.
Cyril Connolly

Life is just one damned thing after another.
Elbert Hubbard

Life is never easy for those who dream.
Robert James Waller

Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror.
Byrd Baggett

We are always getting ready to live but never living.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
Ashley Smith

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
Henry Miller

Life is for each man a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors.
Eugene O’Neill

There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.
Christopher Darlington Morley

Life is a progress, and not a station.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lift not the painted veil which those who live, call life.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein

The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
Lord Byron

Life is a succession of lessons, which must be lived to be understood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.
Amelia Burr

Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
Sholom Aleichem

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.
Peter Marshall