Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Life

Faith Baldwin:

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.

Emily Dickinson:

Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.

Emily Dickinson:

Dying is a wild night and a new road.

Eleanor Roosevelt:

When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die.

Ann Landers:

The real trick is to stay alive as long as you live.

Author unknown:

For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three.

Ann Landers:

The real trick is to stay alive as long as you live.

Annie Dillard:

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

Charolette Gilman:

Life is a verb, not a noun.

Diane Ackerman:

It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.

Dorothy Canfield Fisher:

You are dipped up from the great river of consciousness, and death only pours you back.

Dorothy M. Richardson:

Life is creation. Self and circumstances the raw material.

Edna St. Vincent Millay:

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

Eleanor Roosevelt:

Life was meant to be lived and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn one’s back on life.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross:

It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.

Elizabeth Bowen:

Life is a succession of readjustments.

Ellen Glasgow:

There are times when life surprises one, and anything may happen, even what one had hoped for.

Emily Dickinson:

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

Fran Lebowitz:

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

Gloria Naylor:

I don’t believe that life is supposed to make you feel good, or to make you feel miserable either. Life is just supposed to make you feel good.

Grandma Moses:

I look back on my life like a good day’s work, it was done and I feel satisfied with it.

Helen Keller:

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.

Jane Wagner:

At the moment you are most in awe of all there is about life that you don’t understand, you are closer to understanding it all than at any other time.

Joan Baez:

You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live. Now.

Joanna Field:

I began to have an idea of my life, not as the slow shaping of achievement to fit my preconceived purposes, but as the gradual discovery and growth of a purpose which I did not know.

Julia Child:

Life itself is the proper binge.

Julia Phillips:

Her life was like running on a treadmill or riding on a stationary bike; it was aerobic, it was healthy, but she wasn’t going anywhere.

Karen Kaiser Clark:

Life is change:

growth is optional.

Katherine Mansfield:

If you wish to live, you must first attend your own funeral.

Kathleen Norris:

Life is easier than you’d think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable.

Leonie Adams:

Never, my heart, is there enough of living.

Liv Ullmann:

I do not want to arrive at the end of life and then be asked what I made of it and have no answer:

“I acted.” I want to be able to say:

“I loved and I was mystified. It was a joy sometimes, and I knew grief. And I would like to do it all again.”

Lorene Cary:

I had not loved enough. I’d been busy, busy, so busy, preparing for life, while life floated by me, quiet and swift as a regatta.

Marcelene Cox:

Life is like a camel:

you can make it do anything except back up.

Margaret Millar:

Life is something that happens to you while you’re making other plans.

Margot Fonteyn:

If I have learnt anything it is that life forms no logical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return?

Maya Angelou:

Life seems to love the liver of it.

Pam Houston:

Life gives us what we need when we need it. Receiving what it gives us is a whole other thing.

Princess Margrethe of Denmark:

I have always had a dread of becoming a passenger in life.

Shira Milgrom:

If logic tells you that life is a meaningless accident, don’t give up on life. Give up on logic.

Sylvia Ashton-Warner:

It’s just as possible to live to the full in a narrow corner as it is in bigness.

Virginia Woolf:

Life’s bare as bone.

Zelda Fitzgerald:

You took what you wanted from life, if you could get it, and you did without the rest.

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