quotes tagged with 'life'

Never say ‘no’ to adventures. Always say ‘yes,’ otherwise you’ll lead a very dull life

Author: Ian Fleming, Source: unknownSaved by l1nds4y in life choice enjoyment adventure descisions 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

There’s something to be said about a slightly plump person—you have just enough of too much

Author: Jamaica Kincaid, Source: unknownSaved by l1nds4y in life worth appearance appreciation 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

You swam in a river of chance and coincidence. You clung to the happiest accidents – the rest you let float by

Author: David Wroblewski, Source: unknownSaved by l1nds4y in life happiness accident chance deepquote 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them—a mother’s approval, a father’s nod—are covered by moments of their own accomplishments. It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives

Author: Mitch Albom, Source: The Five People You Meet in HeavenSaved by l1nds4y in success life perception parents age youth mom growingup dad 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

It is because the human spirit knows, deep down, that all lives intersect. That death doesn’t just take someone, it misses someone else, and in the small distance between being taken and being missed, lives are changed

Author: Mitch Albom, Source: The Five People You Meet in HeavenSaved by l1nds4y in life spirit fate people death 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

Had he known his death was imminent, he might have gone somewhere else. Instead, he did what we all do. He went about his dull routine as if all the days in the world were still to come

Author: Mitch Albom, Source: The Five People You Meet in HeavenSaved by l1nds4y in life world fate death routine 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

Stories are consoling, fiction is one of the consolation prizes for having lived in the world

Author: Don DeLillo, Source: unknownSaved by l1nds4y in life book world words comfort 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

Become major, Paul.  Live like a hero.  That’s what the classics teach us.  Be a main character.  Otherwise what is life for?

Author: JM Coetzee, Source: unknownSaved by l1nds4y in life book hero purpose 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

We live in a world where joy and empathy and pleasure are all around us, there for the noticing

Author: Ira Glass, Source: unknownSaved by l1nds4y in life world joy empathy observation 2 months ago[save this] [permalink]

...she had not been spoiled but spared, led to suppose that life was a sequence of agreeable events...

Author: Truman Capote, Source: In Cold BloodSaved by l1nds4y in ignorance life happiness ignoranceisbliss 3 months ago[save this] [permalink]

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