Quotes about Life

"Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children. Life is the other way round."

David John Lodge (born 28 January 1935 , London, England) is an English author.


"Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets."

Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright and essayist. He was a prominent figure in American theatre.


"Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued."

Socrates (c. 469 BC–399 BC) was a Classical Greek Athenian philosopher. Credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy.


"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."

Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist.


"The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases."

Carl Gustav Jung (26 July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist, an influential thinker and the founder of analytical psychology.


"There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last."

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer. His best-known books include Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.


"Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself."

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama and he wrote more than 60 plays.


"We can't plan life. All we can do is be available for it."

Lauryn Noel Hill (born May 25, 1975) is an American recording artist, musician, producer and actress.


"To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else."

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet.


"You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life."

Albert Camus (7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French Algerian author, philosopher and journalist, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. He was a key philosopher of the 20th-century, with his most famous work being the novel L'Étranger (The Stranger).