Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Top Quotes About Life

Top Quotes About Life



“Live to the point of tears.” 
― Albert Camus


“This is your life and its ending one moment at a time.” 
― Chuck Palahniuk



“Don't take life too seriously. Punch it in the face when it needs a good hit. Laugh at it.” 
― Colleen Hoover



“I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.” 
― Jorge Luis Borges



“That was the thing. You never got used to it, the idea of someone being gone. Just when you think it's reconciled, accepted, someone points it out to you, and it just hits you all over again, that shocking.” 
― Sarah Dessen



“If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:
THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED
FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
WAS MUSIC” 
― kurt vonnegut



“No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.” 
― haruki murakami



“For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured. And every young farmboy knows that the hardest and noblest wood has the narrowest rings, that high on the mountains and in continuing danger the most indestructible, the strongest, the ideal trees grow.

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.

A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternal life. The attempt and the risk that the eternal mother took with me is unique, unique the form and veins of my skin, unique the smallest play of leaves in my branches and the smallest scar on my bark. I was made to form and reveal the eternal in my smallest special detail.

A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live.

When we are stricken and cannot bear our lives any longer, then a tree has something to say to us: Be still! Be still! Look at me! Life is not easy, life is not difficult. Those are childish thoughts. Let God speak within you, and your thoughts will grow silent. You are anxious because your path leads away from mother and home. But every step and every day lead you back again to the mother. Home is neither here nor there. Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all.

A longing to wander tears my heart when I hear trees rustling in the wind at evening. If one listens to them silently for a long time, this longing reveals its kernel, its meaning. It is not so much a matter of escaping from one's suffering, though it may seem to be so. It is a longing for home, for a memory of the mother, for new metaphors for life. It leads home. Every path leads homeward, every step is birth, every step is death, every grave is mother.

So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness.” 
― Herman Hesse



“It was not the feeling of completeness I so needed, but the feeling of not being empty.” 
― Jonathan Safran Foer



“People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.” 
― Logan Pearsall Smith



“Don't you think it's better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life?” 
― Audrey Niffenegger



“Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.” 
― Mark Twain



“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” 
― Friedrich Nietzsche




“To say goodbye is to die a little.” 
― Raymond Chandler



“You couldn't relive your life, skipping the awful parts, without losing what made it worthwhile. You had to accept it as a whole--like the world, or the person you loved.” 
― Stewart O'Nan



“Life, he realize, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it's in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile.” 
― Nicholas Sparks



“Even death has a heart.” 
― Markus Zusak



“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” 
― Marcus Aurelius



“Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind.” 
― Jeffrey Eugenides



“Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not surprised some people prefer books.” 
― Julian Barnes




“That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.” 
― Emily Dickinson



“I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life. It's just been too intelligent to come here.” 
― Arthur C. Clarke



“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.” 
― Émile Zola



“Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” 
― Roy T. Bennett



“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” 
― Steve Maraboli



“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” 
― Roy T. Bennett



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