Quotations About / On: LIFE

  • 31.
    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).)
  • 32.
    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).)
  • 33.
    Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death.
    (Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. Wise Children, ch. 4, Chatto & Windus (1991).)
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  • 34.
    The Simple Life is not a simple life.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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  • 35.
    But eternal liveliness is what counts: what does "eternal life" matter, or life at all?
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 533, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 408 (1879).)
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  • 36.
    All good things are strong inducements to life, even that good book written to attack life.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 386, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 16, "Good Things Seduce Us to Life," (1879).)
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  • 37.
    Political life at Washington is like political life in a suburban vestry.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. "The American Invasion," Court and Society Review (March 1887).)
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  • 38.
    One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead.
    (Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Rose-Leaf and Apple-Leaf: Envoi.)
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  • 39.
    Life and death have been lacking in my life.
    (Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentinian author. Prologue, Discussion [Discusión] (1932).)
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  • 40.
    'What is the source of morality? Perhaps the following: •A long life is more valuable than a short life. •A short life can be forgiven. Using this principle, the only way to be blamed is if one lives a medium-size life. But such is ridiculous by any standard! Therefore, if we have a standard (longevity or forgiveness) , we are forgiven. But there is no getting rid of the standard. Hence morality.'
    (- -Nathan Coppedge, the key to morality and ethics (contained in Spiritual Writings Entry #169) , May 2016.)
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