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It's just life. Just live it.
(Terri Guillemets)

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
(Marcus Aurelius)

Why does a person even get up in the morning? You have breakfast, you floss your teeth so you'll have healthy gums in your old age, and then you get in your car and drive down I-10 and die. Life is so stupid I can't stand it.
(Barbara Kingsolver)

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.
(Jean de la Bruyère)

Paradise is exactly like where you are right now... only much, much better.
(Laurie Anderson)

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
(George Washington Carver)

Life wouldn't be worth living if I worried over the future as well as the present.
(William Somerset Maugham)

Take away the miseries and you take away some folks' reason for living.
(Toni Cade Bambara)

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
(George Bernard Shaw)

Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
(Woody Allen)

I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there.
(Herb Caen)

Do you know that places only yield up their secrets, their most profound mysteries, to those who are just passing through?  
(Salman Rushdie)

Every night, when I go to sleep, I die. Every morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.  
(Mohandas Gandhi)

In what other business can a guy my age drink martinis, smoke cigars and sing? I think all people who retire ought to go into show business. I've been retired all my life.  
(George Burns)

Even death is unreliable. Instead of zero it may be some ghastly hallucination, such as the square root of minus one.  
(Samuel Beckett)

A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.  
(Mao Tse-tung)

Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart.
(Erma Bombeck)

I'd hate to die twice. It's so boring.  
(Dr. Richard P. Feynman)

My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go.  
(Oscar Wilde, his last recorded words)

Luck can't last a lifetime unless you die young.
(Russell Banks)

You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
(Yogi Berra)

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
(Jerry Chin)

If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.
(Samuel Goldwyn)

It's like déjà vu all over again.
(Yogi Berra)

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
­ Walter Bagehot, submitted by Jason Goldsmith
­ Little Rock, AR via Internet in 2005

The overexamined life is not worth living.
­ Unattributed, submitted by Leslie
­ Santa Barbara, CA in 2005

People have time for what they want to have time for.
­ Bob Hough
­ San Francisco, CA in 2005

We make the path by walking on it.
­ Antonio Machado, submitted by Michael Frick
­ San Francisco, CA in 2005

So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.
­ Gordon William Allport, submitted by Porche Brown
­ Allentown, PA via Internet in 2005

Often the test of courage is not to die but to live.
­ Vittorio Alfieri, submitted by Jim Petterle
­ San Luis Obispo, CA in 2005

There is just one life for each of us: our own.

No matter how far a person can go the horizon is still way beyond you.
(Zora Neale Hurston)

If you come to a fork in the road, take it.
(Yogi Berra)

Not only is life a bitch, but it is always having puppies.
(Adrienne Gusoff)

My mother always told me I wouldn't amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said 'Just wait.'
(Judy Tenuta)

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
(Lao Tzu)

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
(Hans Christian Anderson)

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me."
(Erma Bombeck)

The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth.
(Chinese Proverb)

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
(Erich Fromm)

Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.
(Lillian Dickson)

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
(Friedrich Nietzsche)

God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled.Life is like a blanket too short. You pull it up and your toes rebel, you yank it down and shivers meander about your shoulder; but cheerful folks manage to draw their knees up and pass a very comfortable night.
(Marion Howard)

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
(Danny Kaye)

You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave.
(Quentin Crisp)

I think I've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it.
(Charles Schulz)

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
(Elwyn Brooks White)

In spite of the cost of living, it's still popular.
(Kathy Norris)

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
(Henry David Thoreau)

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't.
(Richard Bach)

I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it.
(Jack Handey)

For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.
(Albert Camus)

Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drive into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark.
(Samuel Johnson)

The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
­ Muhammad Ali, submitted by Sally Hughes
­ Santa Barbara, CA in 2005

If you don¹t look at the road so closely, all you see is gray, but if you look very closely, you see all the different colors.
­ Max Adler (age 9)
­ San Francisco, CA in 2005

Life proceeds according to a plan. Plan ³B².
­ Java Jerry
­ San Francisco, CA in 2005

When you fee like it¹s the end, open your eyes, keep looking, grab hold and fight on. Around the corner is the start of a whole new journey.
­ Anna Stokes
­ San Diego, CA in 2005

Live like you will die tomorrow, learn like you will live forever.
­ Mahatma Ghandi, submitted by Dean
­ San Francisco, CA in 2005

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