Quotes About Short Life

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Quotes About Short Life

Picture a thirteen-year-old boy sitting in the living room of his family home doing his math assignment while wearing his Walkman headphones or watching MTV. He enjoys the liberties hard won over centuries by the alliance of philosophic genius and political heroism, consecrated by the blood of martyrs; he is provided with comfort and leisure by the most productive economy ever known to mankind; science has penetrated the secrets of nature in order to provide him with the marvelous, lifelike electronic sound and image reproduction he is enjoying. And in what does progress culminate? A pubescent child whose body throbs with orgasmic rhythms; whose feelings are made articulate in hymns to the joys of onanism or the killing of parents; whose ambition is to win fame and wealth in imitating the drag-queen who makes the music. In short, life is made into a nonstop, commercially prepackaged masturbational fantasy.
— Allan Bloom —

A decent life, even a short life, will always be far better than an exceptionally long life lived in ruin.

— Steven J. Carroll

Why not? Life is short, life is dull, life is full of pain - and this is a chance for something special.

— Woody Allen

She glanced over at the twisted wreckage of the chair - (a nice, Swedish chair that had done nothing in its short life to hurt anyone

— Sylvain Reynard

So it is: we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not Ill-supplied but wasteful of it.

— Seneca

Dreams are, by definition, cursed with short life spans.

— Candice Bergen

In this short life
that only lasts ah hour
how much-how little-is
within our power.

— Emily Dickinson

Where the real sex feeling begins, timidity and distrust are its companions, heritage from old wicked days when love and violence went often hand in hand. The bent head, the averted eye, the faltering voice, the wincing figure-these, and not the unshrinking gaze and frank reply, are the true signals of passion. Even in my short life I had learned as much as that-or had inherited it in that race memory which we call instinct.

— Arthur Conan Doyle

When you are in your twenties, even if you're confused and uncertain about your aims and purposes, you have a strong sense of what life itself is, and of what you in life are, and might become. Later.. later there is more uncertainty, more overlapping, more backtracking, more false memories. Back then, you can remember your short life in its entirety. Later, the memory becomes a thing of shreds and patches.

— Julian Barnes

I like to remind my friends frequently how short life is. This is the important message of death: not a day to waste, not a day to quarrel, not a day to brood upon yourself. This is not losing the joy of life; this is gaining the joy of life.

— Eknath Easwaran

The only things that interested me were sports, girls, adventures, celebrities - in short, life.

— Porfirio Rubirosa

One who contends with immortals lives a very short life.

— Homer

A long life or a short life are of equal importance to God.

— Jack Black

How short life is for fools.

— Orson Scott Card

The blessings of one mountain day, whatever his fate, long life, short life, stormy or calm, he is rich forever.

— John Muir

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