Quotations About / On: LIFE
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).)
It's not the men in my life, but the life in my men.
(Mae West (1892-1980), U.S. screen actor, Harland Thompson, screenwriter, and Wesley Ruggles. Tira (Mae West), in I'm No Angel (film), rephrasing a reporter's questions (1933).)
A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
(George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. "The Technical Problem," preface, The Doctor's Dilemma (1911).)
Either life entails courage, or it ceases to be life.
(E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. Pharos and Pharillon, "The Poetry of C.P. Cavafy," in the Pharillon section (1923).)