Living gives you a better understanding of life. I would hope that my characters have become deeper and more rounded personalities. Wider travels have given me considerably greater insight into how cultural differences affect not only people, but politics and art.
– Alan Dean Foster
You have to pay the price. You will find that everything in life exacts a price, and you will have to decide whether the price is worth the prize.
– Sam Nunn
I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
– Diane Ackerman
Listen, are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?
– Mary Oliver
It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth — and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up — that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Everything you now do is something you have chosen to do. Some people don’t want to believe that. But if you’re over age twenty-one, your life is what you’re making of it. To change your life, you need to change your priorities.
– John C. Maxwell
Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more.
– David Steindl-Rast
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
– Marie Curie
You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live. Now.