40 Of The Best Quotes About Life In General

We’ve put together a list of 40 great quotes about life. About being alive. When you’re feeling down and need a pick me up, remember to come back to this page.

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss

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You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.

William W. Purkey

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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

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Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

Mark Twain

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I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.

Douglas Adams

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Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.

Jimi Hendrix

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Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can’t get any better, it can.

Nicholas Sparks

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We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.

Kurt Vonnegut

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If you don’t know where you’re going, any road’ll take you there.

George Harrison

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Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.

Jonathan Safran Foer

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I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.

Gilda Radner

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We’re all human, aren’t we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.

J.K. Rowling

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To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.

Arundhati Roy

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Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.

John Greenleaf Whittier

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My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you’re lucky.

Alan Moore

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When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.

John Lennon

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Life is to be enjoyed, not endured.

Gordon B. Hinckley

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Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.

Margaret Mitchell

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That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.

Emily Dickinson

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The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

E.E. Cummings

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Don’t you think it’s better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life?

Audrey Niffenegger

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I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.

Paul Simon

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It’s all in the view. That’s what I mean about forever, too. For any one of us our forever could end in an hour, or a hundred years from now. You never know for sure, so you’d better make every second count.

Sarah Dessen

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I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.

Jorge Luis Borges

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Don’t try to make life a mathematics problem with yourself in the center and everything coming out equal. When you’re good, bad things can still happen. And if you’re bad, you can still be lucky.

Barbara Kingsolver

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Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind.

Jeffrey Eugenides

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