Quotes: life

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  • William R. Alger
    William R. Alger
    American writer 1822-1905
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    The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
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    The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret.
  • Lester Bangs
    Lester Bangs
    American music journalist, critic and author 1948-1982
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    The only questions worth asking today are whether humans are going to have any emotions tomorrow, and what the quality of life will be if the answer is no.
  • John Mortimer
    John Mortimer
    English barrister, dramatist, screenwriter, and author 1923-2009
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    The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yogurt.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound by shallows and in misery.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    To read well, that is, to read true books in a true spirit, is a noble exercise, and one that will task the reader more than any other exercise which the customs of the day esteem. It requires a training such as the athletes underwent, the steady intention almost of the whole life to this object.
  • We cannot cheat on DNA. We cannot get round photosynthesis. We cannot say I am not going to give a damn about phytoplankton. All these tiny mechanisms provide the preconditions of our planetary life. To say we do not care is to say in the most literal sense that ''we choose death.''
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
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    What makes saintliness in my view, as distinguished from ordinary goodness, is a certain quality of magnanimity and greatness of soul that brings life within the circle of the heroic.
  • Molière
    Molière
    French playwriter (ps. of J. B. Poquelin) 1622-1673
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    Without knowledge, life is not more than the shadow of death.
  • Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.
  • 'Bagdad Cafe' was a film that changed many, many people's lives... how they saw themselves and how they looked at their life situation. I thought I made a little movie. All the mail that I get is about how it changed lives, and that's wonderful.
  • Barbara Windsor
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    'EastEnders' has been wonderful to me and it's no secret that it changed my life all of those years ago. I'll be so sad to leave Peggy behind; she's such a wonderful character to play. I have had the pleasure of working with a marvelous cast and crew and have made many lasting good friends.
  • Carl Lewis
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    'm so fortunate to have done what I love to do for so long, but the day I retired was one of the best days of my life. Not because I was happy to get away from the sport, but because it was clear in my mind that I had done all I possibly could, and that it was time to go.
  • Campbell Brown
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    'Morning Joe' host Mika Brzezinski's personal life is a minefield. Her father is Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, and while one brother is an Obama appointee, the other advises Romney.