Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment.
Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
Life is a predicament which precedes death.
If life is a checker game, someone else is moving the pieces. It isn't us. Don't be surprised by amazing coincidences. There are no accidents. Consider, as I learned to do, the incredible interconnectedness of all of life.
Human life is a combination of tragedy and comedy. The shapes and designs that surround us are the music accompanying this tragedy and this comedy.
If you get to my age in life and nobody thinks well of you, I don't care how big your bank account is, your life is a disaster.
Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure, so much to do, to see.
A woman's whole life is a history of the affections.
If you break things down to goodies and baddies, the baddies are always a bit more alluring in fiction, and that's true from a narrative point of view. But I wanted to write a novel about real life, and real life is a bit more nuanced than that.
Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.
You have to pretend that your life is a financial pleasure even when your autographs are bouncing.
A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
Life is a hideous thing, and from the background behind what we know of it peer daemoniacal hints of truth which make it sometimes a thousandfold more hideous.
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death.
Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow.
Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear.
My personal life is a source of incredible happiness for me, but it's personal, and it's not for me to hock or shop around to the highest bidder.