Quotes about Life

"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."

Elwyn Brooks "E. B." White (July 11, 1899 – October 1, 1985) was an American writer. A long-time contributor to "The New Yorker" magazine,he also wrote many famous books for both adults and children.


"I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches."

Alice Roosevelt-Longworth ((1884-1980) American socialite. The daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, she was a favorite subject of the press because of her active social life and her caustic wit.


"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well."

Josh Billings (20 April 1818 – 14 October 1885) was the pen name of humorist born Henry Wheeler Shaw . He was perhaps the second most famous humor writer and lecturer in the United States in the second half of the 19thcentury after Mark Twain, although his reputation has not fared so well with later generations.


"I think I've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it."

Charles Monroe Schulz (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000) was an American cartoonist, whose comic strip Peanuts proved one of the most popular and influential in the history of the medium, and is still widely reprinted on a daily basis.


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

Sholem Aleichem (March 2, 1859 - May 13, 1916) was the pen name of Salomon Naumovich Rabinovich, a leading Yiddish author and playwright. The musical Fiddler on the Roof, based on his stories about Tevye the Milkman, was the first commercially successful English-language stage production about Jewish life in Eastern Europe.


"Life is half spent before we know what it is."

George Herbert (3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633) was a Welsh poet, orator and Anglican priest.


"Life is much shorter than I imagined it to be."

Abraham "Abe" Cahan (July 7, 1860 – August 31, 1951) was a Lithuanian-born American socialist newspaper editor, novelist, and politician.


"Life is never easy for those who dream."

Robert James Waller (born August 1, 1939) is an American author, also known for his work as a photographer and musician.


"My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can."

Archibald Alexander Leach (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986) better known by his stage name Cary Grant, was an English-American actor.


"Life is never easy for those who dream."

Robert James Waller (b. August 1, 1939) is an American author, also known for his work as a photographer and musician.