Quotations About / On: LIFE
A man lives not only his personal life, as an individual, but also, consciously or unconsciously, the life of his epoch and his contemporaries.
(Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. The Magic Mountain, ch. 2, "At Tienappels'," (1924), trans. by H.T. Lowe-Porter (1928).)
Family life is an encroachment on private life.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
The Simple Life is not a simple life.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
We have two livesthe one we learn with and the life we live after that.
(Bernard Malamud (b. 1914), U.S. author. The Natural.)
From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life.
(Carl Jung (1875-1961), Swiss psychiatrist. repr. in Collected Works, vol. 8, para. 800, ed. William McGuire (1960). The Soul and Death (1934).)
His life was a sort of dream, as are most lives with the mainspring left out.
(F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. "Notebook C," The Crack-Up, ed. by Edmund Wilson (1945).)
Life is beset by many annoyances, and those that stand out above all are the life- insurance and advertising agents.
(Alice Foote MacDougall (1867-1945), U.S. businesswoman. The Autobiography of a Business Woman, ch. 6 (1928).)
For some men the power to destroy life becomes the equivalent to the female power to create life.
(Myriam Miedzian, U.S. author. Boys Will Be Boys, ch. 4 (1991).)
There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life.
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. Felix Holt, The Radical, ch. 3 (1866).)
The life of pleasure breeds boredom. The life of duty breeds resentment.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)