Quotes about life

Blake Lively
Blake Lively
American actress, model, director, and advocate
You can't really go wrong as long as you're true to yourself.
Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
American singer and actress
Loneliness comes with life.
Dhani Jones
Dhani Jones
American football linebacker
If you're passionate about life, and you love what you do, you learn how to organize yourself and switch your various sides on and off.
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist
Tune out the naysayers, tune into your own courage, and take a bold step toward the passion-filled life you really want.
Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope
English poet, translator, and satirist of the Augustan period
On life's vast ocean diversely we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale.
Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
Canadian actor
In New York, you're forced to deal with life; it's there in front of you on a daily basis.
Ludwig von Mises
Ludwig von Mises
Austrian School economist, historian, logician, and sociologist
If we live our lives as a gift it is possible to reach a blissful state of eternal happiness. It is those who live their life with a sense of entitlement that undermine peace , freedom and liberty. Know that every breath is a miracle and every moment a blessing and you will achieve your dreams. Planning other people's actions means to prevent them from planning for themselves, means to deprive them of their essentially human quality, means enslaving them.
Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
American actress
I've had happy moments in my life, but I don't think that happiness-- being happy-- is a perpetual state that anyone can be in. Life isn't that way.
George Allen
George Allen
American football coach
Health, happiness and success depend upon the fighting spirit of each person. The big thing is not what happens to us in life, but what we do about what happens to us.
Eknath Easwaran
Eknath Easwaran
Indian-born spiritual teacher, author and translator and interpreter of Indian religious texts
Every human heart has a deep need to love - to be in love, really, with all of life. This is the kind of love that comes when the mind is still. . . . Be still and know that we are all God’s children; then you will be in love with all.
Aisha Tyler
Aisha Tyler
American actress, comedian, director, and talk show host
I don't think of myself as a role model, but I do feel like, for women out there who are trying to figure out who they are, the most important choice to make is to live a life that's true to who you are inside. And let your ideas and your heart and your mind drive your fashion choices.
Suzy Kassem
Suzy Kassem
Writer, director, philosopher, poet, and citizen of the world
If man could write his own fate, he would have designed his journey to be without obstacles. Yet all obstacles come with valuable lessons designed just for you and only you. Suffering is imposed on us time and again so that one day we would become brave wise masters. That is, a strong being who is confidently aware of their intended direction in life, and fearlessly adding value to the world and their future.
Gabrielle Bernstein
Gabrielle Bernstein
New York Times Bestselling author, motivational speaker, spiritual leader, and podcast host
When you choose to perceive Love over fear, life begins to flow.
Jon Foreman
Jon Foreman
American musician, the lead singer, guitarist, main songwriter and co-founder
Darkness cannot cast out darkness. You need a light for that. Fear cannot cast out fear. You're gonna need hope for that death warrants more death. But I believe life wants more life and I'm convinced that the greatest weapon we've got is LOVE! And maybe, in a world full of fighters, in a world imploding with hate, maybe to be a lover, you gotta be a fighter. Maybe that's the biggest fight, the only fight worth fighting, the fight you're gonna be in for the rest of your life.
Jeri Smith-Ready
Jeri Smith-Ready
Author of young adult, contemporary fantasy, and paranormal romance.
I think we get the world we deserve. People who love get love back, and people who hate, or fear, they get those back too.
Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato
American singer, songwriter, and actor
Life is precious and it's what you do with it that keeps you alive on the inside.It's not enough just to live and take that gift for granted.Each one of us has fears,but the more we work to overome them,the more we are able to enjoy our lives.
Carmen Dell'Orefice
Carmen Dell'Orefice
American supermodel and actress
The key to overcoming adversity is to be ready to understand that you have enough, no matter what rug is pulled out from under you. You can't live in fear, or thinking "I'll never figure it out." The more consciously we can understand what we're experiencing, the more that is our protection. So, we run into adversity, but we don't have to stay there if we have imagination and a way to help ourselves change course. Sometimes we can't - knowing the difference is wisdom and the acceptance that we have enough.
Algernon Charles Swinburne
Algernon Charles Swinburne
English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic
For the crown of our life as it closes Is darkness, the fruit thereof dust; No thorns go as deep as a rose's, And love is more cruel than lust. Time turns the old days to derision, Our loves into corpses or wives; And marriage and death and division Make barren our lives.
John Gray
John Gray
English political philosopher and author
Life is filled with rhythms-day and night, hot and cold, summer and winter, spring and fall, cloudy and clear. Likewise in a relationship, men and women have their own rhythms and cycles.
Herman Melville
Herman Melville
American novelist, short story writer
To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.
Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson
American actress
Being active and good health is the most important beauty regime because that will affect you for the rest of your life.
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
Australian actor
We can live tough lives, but the human spirit is stronger, seemingly, than anything. There is redemption, hope, and love. All different forms of heartbreak, but beyond all that there is hope, there is love. There is beauty and bliss.
Italo Calvino
Italo Calvino
Italian writer and journalist
...and every Wednesday the perfumed young lady slips me a hundred-crown note to leave her alone with the convict. And by Thursday the hundred crowns are already gone in so much beer. And when the visiting hour is over, the young lady comes out with the stink of jail in her elegant clothes; and the prisoner goes back to his cell with the lady's perfume in his jailbird's suit. And I'm left with the smell of beer. Life is nothing but trading smells.
Denise Austin
Denise Austin
American fitness instructor, author, and columnist, and a former member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Life is pulled by goals and pushed by drive. Make sure you have both!
Brian Jacques
Brian Jacques
English novelist
There is no greater evil than killing. I don't care whether they call it war or justice. Life is precious.
Bethany Mota
Bethany Mota
American video blogger
I rarely deal with boredom these days. I used to spend a lot of time saying I was bored until I realized there is always something I could be doing. Whenever I have free time, I love using that time to improve myself in different ways. If you think about it, there are tons of things we still don't know much about.
Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent
French fashion designer
I'd really like to be in closer contact with life. I'm a little too distant, I guess. I like to place myself outside.
Gianni Versace
Gianni Versace
Italian fashion designer, socialite and businessman
In those days, when I was a little kid, I met the truer more authentic people of my life. The men were so pure, strong, honest, and faithful unto death - with an incredible sense of respect for a boss.
Donna Air
Donna Air
English actress, television presenter and media personality
Life experiences can, at times, be quite humbling, but you learn from them. But I like the changes in my life and what kind of person they've made me into. I'm very open, not as judgmental as I was in my twenties, and a lot more compassionate.
Chavela Vargas
Chavela Vargas
Costa Rican Musician
I am a friend of life, at 80 life tells me to behave like a woman and not like an old woman.
Charles J. Givens
Charles J. Givens
American Businessman
Achieve success in any area of life by identifying the optimum strategies and repeating them until they become habits.
Charles Duhigg
Charles Duhigg
American Journalist
A huge amount of success in life comes from learning as a child how to make good habits. It's good to help kids understand that when they do certain things habitually, they're reinforcing patterns.
Colin Powell
Colin Powell
American Statesman
In other words, don't expect to always be great. Disappointments, failures and setbacks are a normal part of the lifecycle of a unit or a company and what the leader has to do is constantly be up and say 'we have a problem, let's go and get it'.
Bret Michaels
Bret Michaels
American Musician
I believe you must find the things in life that you love, and don't let anybody or anything stop you. There may be lesser successes, but you're never a failure unless you choose not to do something. I don't fail unless I quit. You must believe to receive.
Bob Feller
Bob Feller
Athlete
Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is.
Beth Moore
Beth Moore
American Author
I think that what women need to hear is that there is life after failure.
Asin
Asin
Indian Actress
I believe that if you acheive success, you will also experience failures in life.
Arthur C. Brooks
Arthur C. Brooks
American Author
The more control you have over your life, the more responsible you feel for your own success - or failure.
Arnold J. Toynbee
Arnold J. Toynbee
British Historian
A life which does not go into action is a failure.
Arnold Bennett
Arnold Bennett
English Novelist
Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.
Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma
Indian Actress
Having failures in life is important to understand where, exactly, you stand.
Anne Baxter
Anne Baxter
American Actress
It's best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.
Ann Cotton
Ann Cotton
Welsh Businesswoman
Be greedy for social change, and your life will be endlessly enriched. The only failure lies in not trying, or giving up.
Amy Morin
Amy Morin
American Author
Rather than make excuses for their failures, resilient people learn from each mistake. They identify skills, ideas, and life lessons that can be gained from each failed opportunity.
Alice James
Alice James
American Writer
The success or failure of a life, as far as posterity goes, seems to lie in the more or less luck of seizing the right moment of escape.
Alice Dreger
Alice Dreger
American Scientist
You can't go into new life experiences without the understanding that yeah, you may fail, but knowing you might fail can't stop you from trying.
Ali Larter
Ali Larter
American Model
When it comes down to it, at the end of the day, I need more out of my life and I need to push myself harder. And if at the end of the day I don't have it, then I don't have it, but at least I'm going to put myself out there. If I fail, I'm going to fail terrifically.
Alfred P. Sloan
Alfred P. Sloan
American Businessman
The greatest real thrill that life offers is to create, to construct, to develop something useful. Too often we fail to recognize and pay tribute to the creative spirit. It is that spirit that creates our jobs.
Adrienne Rich
Adrienne Rich
American Poet
Life on the planet is born of woman.
Abby Johnson
Abby Johnson
American Activist
If Disney wants ideas for a princess, make her an independent woman, one who is not afraid to face the daily struggles of life, and refuses to wear expensive dresses. Because we all know life is messy, and those dresses are too pretty to get dirty.
A. S. Byatt
A. S. Byatt
English Novelist
When I was a child - in wartime, pre-television - books were my life.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
My work, my goal, my life, it’s like a treadmill. And there’s no stop-button on my treadmill. Once I get on, I just keep going.
David Crosby
David Crosby
American singer-songwriter and musician
Generally we don't really consciously do it as a purpose-driven thing. ... It's really just a response to life.
Blake Lively
Blake Lively
American actress, model, director, and advocate
If you ever want something badly, let it go. If it comes back to you, then it's yours forever. If it doesn't, then it was never yours to begin with.
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist
Every day, passion speaks to us through our feelings. That's why when you allow yourself to become anesthetized by what others think, you literally block yourself from living the life you were called to live. I promise you that if you make a choice that doesn't please your mate, your friends, your mother, or whoever, the world will not fall apart. The people who truly love you want you to love yourself.
Ludwig von Mises
Ludwig von Mises
Austrian School economist, historian, logician, and sociologist
Whoever prefers life to death, happiness to suffering, well-being to misery must defend without compromise private ownership in the means of production.
Eknath Easwaran
Eknath Easwaran
Indian-born spiritual teacher, author and translator and interpreter of Indian religious texts
An unhurried mind brings the capacity to make wise choices every day - choices of how we use our time, of where we place our resources and our love. I am not just talking about avoiding the rat race, but about a life full of an artistic beauty - a life that has almost vanished from modern civilization, but is quite within the reach of everyone.
Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato
American singer, songwriter, and actor
If you're living your life in fear, then you're just not living.
Jon Foreman
Jon Foreman
American musician, the lead singer, guitarist, main songwriter and co-founder
I used to think that great art happened without argument, and maybe that’s not the case. Maybe the things that are most important in this life, you have to fight for.
Carmen Dell'Orefice
Carmen Dell'Orefice
American supermodel and actress
You know, Italian-Hungarian - no matter how linear and cool I look on the outside, I have all that energy trying to find its way through life.
Algernon Charles Swinburne
Algernon Charles Swinburne
English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic
Before the beginning of years There came to the making of man Time with a gift of tears, Grief with a glass that ran, Pleasure with pain for leaven, Summer with flowers that fell, Remembrance fallen from heaven, And Madness risen from hell, Strength without hands to smite, Love that endures for a breath; Night, the shadow of light, And Life, the shadow of death.
Gianni Versace
Gianni Versace
Italian fashion designer, socialite and businessman
I try to contrast; life today is full of contrast... We have to change.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
My work, my goal, my life, it’s like a treadmill. And there’s no stop-button on my treadmill. Once I get on, I just keep going.
Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent
French fashion designer
Dressing is a way of life. It brings you joy. It can give you freedom and liberation, help you to find yourself and to move without restraint. Isn't elegance forgetting what one is wearing?
Blake Lively
Blake Lively
American actress, model, director, and advocate
Scents evoke very, very powerful memories, whether it's the scent of someone that you know and someone that you love, or if it's a meal that your mother made.
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist
Live life and take chances. Believe that everything happens for a reason and don't regret. Love to the fullest and you will find true happiness in life. Realize that things go wrong and people change, but things do go on. Sometimes things weren't meant to be. What is supposed to happen will work its way out.
Jon Foreman
Jon Foreman
American musician, the lead singer, guitarist, main songwriter and co-founder
I'm continually wrestling with the idea that there are certain things in this world that simply don't fit. The idea that I have this longing for beauty and truth, and yet I'm also attracted to things that are very dark the lies that exist within me and outside of me.
Carmen Dell'Orefice
Carmen Dell'Orefice
American supermodel and actress
I'm doing the best I can with the ravages of time on my body and I'm a work in progress. I can't write a memoir because I can't do it this week or next week... I try to be an inspiration to the young to respect their older people; we can't stay the same, but we do the best we can with what's left. You can't whine about stuff, you have to learn to eat humble pie along the way and keep going, because the alternative is going to happen.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
Training for me is a metaphor for life, period. The dedication, the determination, the desire, the work ethic, the great successes and the great failures – I take that into life.
Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent
French fashion designer
Dressing is a way of life.
Blake Lively
Blake Lively
American actress, model, director, and advocate
My greatest passion is my personal life.
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
American talk show host, television producer, actress, author, and philanthropist
I believe everyday your life speaks to you - through every experience, through the people you meet, and even through pain, fear and self-doubt.
Jon Foreman
Jon Foreman
American musician, the lead singer, guitarist, main songwriter and co-founder
The life, when we're aware of beauty, is kind of a bittersweet thing, it's a transient reminder of eternal beauty, which someday we will be face to face with.
Carmen Dell'Orefice
Carmen Dell'Orefice
American supermodel and actress
The money I've earned has enabled me to keep my life in my own hands. I had a terrific body, and I got paid for using it.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson
American actor, producer, retired professional wrestler and former American football and Canadian football player
When life puts you in tough situations, don’t say ‘Why me?’ just say ‘Try me’