Quotations About / On:
Live a fruitful life and not a long one because a fruitful life is always eternal but a long life may not be fruitful.
To live life well is to express life poorly; if one expresses life too well, one is living it no longer.
(Gaston Bachelard (1884-1962), French scientist, philosopher, literary theorist. "A Retrospective Glance at the Lifework of a Master of Books," Fragments of a Poetics of Fire (1988, trans. 1990).)
No matter what Aristotle and the Philosophers say, nothing is equal to tobacco; it's the passion of the well-bred, and he who lives without tobacco lives a life not worth living.
(Molière [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673), French comic playwright. Sganarelle, in Dom Juan, act 1, sc. 1 (1665).)
One lives for today, one lives on the spur of the momentone lives most irresponsibly: and it is precisely this that one calls "freedom."
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 6, p. 141, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Twilight of the Idols, "Skirmishes of an Untimely Man," section 39 (prepared for publication 1888, published 1889).)
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).)
Life folded Death; Death trellised Life; the grim god wived with youthful Life, and begat him curly-headed glories.
(Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Moby-Dick (1851), ch. 102, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 6, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1988).)
Life is to you what you see life to be
(Chris 'N' John)
Your life is about finding out what your life is about
Life is time, so those who waste time waste life.
(to my students)
You live life momentarily but your goodness lives forever