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my life Quotes

26 of the best book quotes about my life
  1. #1
    “And hunting, remember, had been my life. I have heard that in America businessmen often go to pieces when they give up the business that has been their life.”
  2. #2
    “You may influence, direct, and eventually control your own environment, making your life what you want it to be - or, you may neglect to exercise the privilege which is yours, to make your life to order, thus casting yourself upon the broad sea of ‘circumstance’ where you will be tossed hither and yon, like a chip on the waves of the ocean.”
  3. #3
    “It is with a kind of fear that I begin to write the history of my life.”
  4. #4
    “You have this one, precious life and you alone dictate the colorful resplendence of your mural. You decide the spectacular spectrum of shades and brush strokes you’ll use to illustrate your story. And while I can’t fathom what life has in store for any of us, I do know that life is not too short, but rather, far too long for you to waste another day not seeking out every adventure calling your name.”
  5. #5
    “There was the woman I was before my mom died and the one I was now, my old life sitting on the surface of me like a bruise.”
  6. #6
    “I felt like a Tinkertoy kid building my own self out of one of those toy building sets; for as she laid her life before me, I reassembled the tableau of her words like a picture puzzle, and as I did, so my own life was rebuilt.”
  7. #7
    “The first day of the rest of my life, and I’m not sure I want to be here. I know I should be thanking somebody for this, but I really don’t feel like it. Instead, I wish they hadn’t bothered.”
  8. #8
    “I do remember my Jewish name: Ruchel Dwarja Zylska. My parents got rid of that name when we came to America and changed it to Rachel Deborah Shilsky, and I got rid of that name when I was nineteen and never used it again after I left Virginia for good in 1941. Rachel Shilsky is dead as far as I’m concerned. She had to die in order for me, the rest of me, to live.”
  1. #9
    “Begin to see your life as a blueprint that others we need to navigate through their lives.”
  2. #10
    “That my complicated life could be made so simple was astounding.”
  3. #11
    “Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.”
  4. #12
    “Encourage yourself. Don’t speak defeat over your life.”
  5. #13
    “I was going to live my life my way, however short-lived it may be, and I wasn’t asking for permission anymore.”
  6. #14
    “Alone had always felt like an actual place to me, as if it weren’t a state of being, but rather a room where I could retreat to be who I really was.”
  7. #15
    “I know that my life will only ever be a battle against the darkness - a darkness that is infinite and eternal in its very nature - and it will remain that way until the inevitable day when the darkness takes my last breath.”
  8. #16
    “It didn’t matter. She was not happy and never had been. Why was life so inadequate, why did the things she depended on turn immediately to dust?… Yet if somewhere there existed a strong, handsome being, with a valorous nature, at once exalted and refined, with the heart of a poet in the shape of an angel, a lyre with strings of brass, sounding elegiac epithalamiums to the heavens, then why mightn’t she, by chance, find him?”
  1. #17
    “My life is for itself and not for a spectacle. I much prefer that it should be of a lower strain, so it be genuine and equal, than that it should be glittering and unsteady.”
  2. #18
    “I’m just trying to live my life, but it seems as if sadness always piles itself up around me. It’s in my bed, the toothbrush in my bathroom, and the memory of my cellphone.”
  3. #19
    “Mine has been a life of much shame. I can’t even guess what it must be to live the life of a human being.”
  4. #20
    “My life is like a lone, forgotten Q-Tip in the second-to-last drawer.”
  5. #21
    “Life is a cruel, horrible joke and I am the punch line.”
  6. #22
    “You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life.”
  7. #23
    “Who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combination of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined? Each life is an encyclopedia, a library, an inventory of objects, a series of styles, and everything can be constantly shuffled and reordered in every way conceivable.”
  8. #24
    “You only get one life so dream big. Dream bold. Dream in color.”
  9. #25
    “Wasn’t this what he had wanted…from this relationship? To be so indispensable to another person that that person couldn’t even comprehend his life without him? And now he had it, and the demands of the position terrified him. He had asked for responsibility without understanding completely how much damage he could do. Was he able to do this?”
  10. #26
    “Life is too short to cower.”