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50 Best Quotes About Life

Updated on October 14, 2012

50 Quotes to Inspire You in Life

Everyone needs to be inspired now and then. If you're looking for words to live by, look no further. These 50 quotes about life will motivate, inspire, make you think and make you laugh. If you are looking for a quote for your facebook, your Picnik, or your life, find the perfect quote here.

50 Best Quotes About Life

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."

- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

"I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to."

- Jimi Hendrix

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving."

- Albert Einstein

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

- John Hughes, Ferris Bueller's Day Off

"Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead."

- Hans Christian Andersen

"It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the telly and treat life as if it goes on forever."

- Philip Adams

"It's a hard life sometimes and the biggest temptation is to let how hard it is be an excuse to weaken"

- Walter Dean Myers, Scorpions

"I have noticed that even those who assert that everything is predestined and that we can change nothing about it still look both ways before they cross the street"

- Stephen Hawking

"Live life with a purpose and live it full out."

- Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

"We do not remember days, we remember moments. The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten"

- Cesare Pavese, The Burning Brand: Diaries, 1935-1950

"There are no conditions to which a person cannot grow accustomed, especially if he sees that everyone around him lives in the same way."

- Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

"It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. "

- Anthony Robbins

"Live for each second without hesitation"

- Elton John

"Life, it turns out, goes on. There is no cosmic rule that grants you immunity from the details just because you have come face-to-face with a catastrophe. The garbage can still overflow, the bills arrive in the mail, telemarketers, interrupt dinner."

- Jodi Picoult, Perfect Match

"In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back."

- Charlie Brown

"When it rains it pours. Maybe the art of life is to convert tough times to great experiences: we can choose to hate the rain or dance in it."

- Joan Marques

"You can't have living without dying. So you can't call it living, what we got. We just are, we just be, like rocks beside the road."

- Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

"No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals."

- Brian Tracy

"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."

- Angela Schwindt

"To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone."

- Reba McEntire

"We never know when our last day on earth will be. So, love with full sincerity, believe with true faith, and hope with all of your might. Better to have lived in truth and discovered life, than to have lived half heartedly and died long before you ever ceased breathing. "

- Cristina Marrero

"I said "Somebody should do something about that." Then I realized I am somebody."

- Lily Tomlin

"It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power."

- David Brin

"I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again."

- Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button screenplay

"It doesn't matter who you are, or where you come from, or how much money you've got in your pocket. You have your own destiny and your own life ahead of you."

- Lady Gaga

"To me, history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn't just part of our civic responsibility. To me, it's an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is."

- David McCullough

"It's not that we have to quit this life one day, it's how many things we have to quit all at once: holding hands, hotel rooms, music, the physics of falling leaves, vanilla and jasmine, poppies, smiling, anthills, the color of the sky, coffee and cashmere, literature, sparks and subway trains... If only one could leave this life slowly!"

- Roman Payne, Hope and Despair

"The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs."

- Joan Didion

"Just keep moving forward and don't give a shit about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do, for you."

- Johnny Depp

"No one ever does live happily ever after, but we leave the children to find that out for themselves."

- Stephen King, Wolves of the Calla

"Never compete with someone who has nothing to lose."

- Baltasar Gracián

"I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves."

- Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections."

- Gerard Way

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."

- Steve Jobs

"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours."

- Wayne W. Dyer

"Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure. "

- Oprah Winfrey

"Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes."

- Eleanor Roosevelt

"If there's a thing I've learned in my life it's to not be afraid of the responsibility that comes with caring for other people. What we do for love: those things endure. Even if the people you do them for don't"

- Cassandra Clare

"Death is Peaceful, Life is Harder"

- Stephenie Meyer, Twilight

"I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles"

- Audrey Hepburn

"All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair."

- Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

"It is not the length of life, but the depth."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Live simply so others may simply live."

- Mother Teresa

"It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime..."

- Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

"A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved."

- Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan

"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"

- Hunter S. Thompson

"Tis' better to live your own life imperfectly than to imitate someone else's perfectly."

- Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life."

- John Lennon

"This is your life and its ending one moment at a time."

- Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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