lives Quotes

40 of the best book quotes about lives
“Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well. It’s about getting up, getting well, and getting over. Getting happy, okay? Getting happy.”
“In wretched little lives like that, someone must intervene. Or at least mark their sad comings and goings. Mark and if possible permanently record, so they’ll be remembered. For a better day, later on, when people will understand.”
“Nia learned that our self-identity and connection to our roots is so powerful it can impact not only the course of our lives but also that of generations to come.”
“To compensate for the difficulties in their lives, people spend a lot of their time daydreaming, imagining a future full of adventure, success, and romance. If you can create the illusion that through you they can live out their dreams, you will have them at your mercy.”
“Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest.”
“So when he found Sammy he would simply call him into his truck and drive him home. In this way, he lived a long and happy life, with many friends.”
“Our business in the Universe is not to deny its existence, but to LIVE,”
“Dee Dee knew that what happened to one happened to most of us. Our lives were not so different – even though we liked to think so.”
“They lived and laughed and loved and left.”
“Most men and women lead lives at the worst so painful, at the best so monotonous, poor and limited that the urge to escape, the longing to transcend themselves if only for a few moments, is and has always been one of the principal appetites of the soul.”
“Such amusing fiction, these stories they tell. It always comes to this. If they really had a desire to live, they would’ve been more aware of how easy it is to die, would’ve chosen their actions more wisely. In these moments, you can tell they’re not regretting having hurt you, they regret doing it to your face.”
“If you lived today as if it were your last, you’d buy up a box of rockets and fire them all off, wouldn’t you?”
“That longing in the heart of a woman to share life together as a great adventure-that comes straight from the heart of God, who also longs for this. He does not want to be an option in our lives. He does not want to be an appendage, a tagalong. Neither does any woman. ”
“You need this armor to stop any onslaught of the enemy’s destructive arrows into your life and the lives of those you care about—both now and in the future.”
“Ole Golly says there is as many ways to live as there are people on the earth and I shouldn’t go round with blinders but should see every way I can. Then I’ll know what way I want to live and not just live like my family.”
The people of ‘The Tree’ see a new threat on the horizon but wait what are they in reality, friend or foe?This is revealed to Toby as he observes and then later lives the fragile life of the ‘Grass’.But even as Toby begins a new life and leaves the tree and his grief behind something Elisha had said naggs at him:You have only one life Toby
“I thought how you could never tell just by looking at them what they were thinking or what was happening in their lives.”
“The valley down there was nice to look at, but he wasn’t so sure he wanted to live there. It was so far away.”
Over ten days, between Sunday 11 April 1954 and Easter Tuesday 20 April 1954, this story introduces big events into the lives of three sisters on the outskirts of Sydney.
“The bear family didn’t always live in the big tree house down a sunny dirt road deep in Bear Country.”
After their mother passes away, Retta, Johnny, and Roy don’t have much parenting in their lives. Their dad is a country singer who keeps them well fed but isn’t around much. Older sister Retta takes control, leading her brothers on all sorts of unwise adventures and promising that one day they’ll have money, safety, and a nice home.
“They became the closest possible friends. They told each other about their lives, their ambitions. They shared their deepest secrets with each other. The whale was very curious about life on land and was very sorry that he could never experience it. Amos was fascinated by the whale’s accounts of what went on deep under the sea.”
“We can only learn so much and live.”
“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.”
“Some lives are not ours to hold on to; God makes His choices without us.”
“I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, “aw shit, he’s up!”
Historians estimate that this act of selflessness, by preventing the spread of plague, saved hundreds of thousands of lives throughout England. It also tells us that for the next year, people from the surrounding villages left food and supplies outside the town so that Eyam would not starve.
“Why live if you can’t help others and make the world a better place?”
“And into Will’s mind, whirling him up on a wind blowing through and around the whole of Time, came the story of the Old Ones. He saw them from the beginning when magic was at large in the world; magic that was the power of rocks and fire and water and living things, so that the first men lived in it and with it, as a fish lives in the water.”
“We can live until we are three hundred years old; but when we die, we become the foam on the ocean. We cannot even bury our loved ones. We do not have immortal souls. When we die, we shall never rise again… But men have souls that live eternally, even after their bodies have become dust.”
“We all live in Busytown and we are all workers. We work hard so that there will be enough food and houses and clothing for our families.”
“The longer I live on this Crumpetty Tree the plainer than ever it seems to me that very few people come this way, that life on the whole is far from gay!”
“Little Tommy Tittlemouse, Lived in a little house; He caught fishes In other men’s ditches.”
When people look back on their lives, it is the things they have not done that generate the greatest regret...People’s actions may be troublesome initially; it is their inactions that plague them most with long-term feelings of regret.
“The narrower their lives, the wider their hips.”
“Jeffy, I hope I never have to hear another gun go off, as long as I live.”
“And that is how it came to pass that Nicholas and Tina, for the first time in their lives, did not see each other for the whole day. Only at night, in the dark closet, did they meet again.”
“If the weather were not too wet, one was expected to “save the penny and walk.” Saving the penny and walking was a great feature of their lives.”
“Even though we were all two who lived as one in the beginning, even though we were all connected, so humans are severed from the cord and fall into this life.”
“All say, ‘how hard it is that we have to die’ -- a strange complaint to come from the mouths of those who have had to live.”

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