I am on the side of the unregenerate who affirm the worth of life as an end in itself, as against the saints who deny it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The natural rhythm of human life is routine punctuated by orgies.
Were the offer made true, I would engage to run again, from beginning to end, the same career of life. All I would ask should be the privilege of an author, to correct, in a second edition, certain errors of the first.
Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.
Thomas la Mance
The man who has no inner life is the slave of his surroundings.
Henri Frederic Amiel
People in the West are always getting ready to live.
You’ve got to keep fighting – you’ve got to risk your life every six months to stay alive.
Unless you can find some sort of loyalty, you cannot find unity and peace in your active living.
Life, as it is called, is for most of us one long postponement.
Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment.
Life as we find it is too hard for us; it entails too much pain, too many disappointments, impossible tasks. We cannot do without palliative remedies.
Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.
Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.
William Butler Yeats
You only live once – but if you work it right, once is enough.
Joe E. Lewis
Growth is the only evidence of life.
Life is a stranger’s sojourn, a night at an inn.
If you’re on the merry-go-round, you have to go round.
Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering and only the very sound or the very foolish imagine otherwise.