It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.
Submitted by pandorasinbox about 7 years ago
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Yet we have gone on living,
Living and partly living.
Submitted by Kaye11 about 7 years ago
You can exist without your soul, you know, as long as your brain and heart are still working. But you'll have no sense of self anymore, no memory, no... anything. There's no chance at all of recovery. You'll just exist. As an empty shell. And your soul is gone forever... lost.
Life should be lived on the edge of life. You have to exercise rebellion: to refuse to tape yourself to rules, to refuse your own success, to refuse to repeat yourself, to see every day, every year, every idea as a true challenge – and then you are going to live your life on a tightrope.
Submitted by nadeem about 7 years ago
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
Submitted by livngood about 7 years ago
You come into the world alone and you go out of the world alone yet it seems to me you are more alone while living than even going and coming.
Not living in fear is a great gift, because certainly these days we do it so much. And do you know what I like about comedy? You can’t laugh and be afraid at the same time—of anything. If you're laughing, I defy you to be afraid.
The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.
I'll tell you this — No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.
We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Submitted by bennynz over 7 years ago
For it would be better to die once and for all than to suffer pain for all one's life.
It's better to die upon your feet than to live upon your knees!
He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
Submitted by ArkAngel over 7 years ago
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives
— A. Sachs
Submitted by colmac over 7 years ago
In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular.
… something’s lost, but something’s gained, In living everyday.
Submitted by benjcaulfield over 7 years ago
The whole of life is just like watching a film. Only it's as though you always get in ten minutes after the big picture has started, and no-one will tell you the plot, so you have to work it out all yourself from the clues.
My ultimate vocation in life is to be an irritant, someone who disrupts the daily drag of life just enough to leave the victim thinking there's maybe more to it all than the mere hum-drum quality of existence.
Submitted by laura over 7 years ago