Quotes, Sayings and Thoughts

Lives are like chairs: Some are tufted and gimped more richly, some stiff and plumped up because they sit in shadowy corners unused; some hide broken springs, clotted balls of stuffing - the secrets of years covered and recovered by fancy fabric. Some lives are hard wooden chairs indented by years of body weight, smoothed by the touch of hands.

- Doris Schwerin


Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit, and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these.

- Susan B. Anthony


Life is not orderly. No matter how we try to make life so, right in the middle of it we die, lose a leg, fall in love, drop a jar of applesauce.

- Natalie Goldberg


Life is much too important a thing to talk seriously about it.

- Oscar Wilde

Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.

- George Santayana

Most people get a fair amount of fun out of their lives, but on balance life is suffering and only the very young or the very foolish imagine otherwise.

- George Orwell

Human life is only theatre, and mostly cheap melodrama at that.

- Malcolm Muggeridge

Human life is everywhere a state in which much is to be endured and little to be enjoyed.

- Samuel Johnson

Life is like an onion: you peel off layer after layer and then you find there is nothing in it.

- James Gibbons Huneker


Life is a hospital in which every patient is possessed by the desire to change his bed.

- Charles Baudelaire


Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.

- Woody Allen

Life is a concentration camp. You're stuck here and there's no way out and you can only rage impotently against your persecutors.

- Woody Allen

To repent, and then to start all over again, such is life.

- Victor Cherbuliez


Life is a maze in which we take the wrong turning before we have learnt to walk.

- Cyril Connolly

The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.

- Clarence Darrow

Life is a lease imposed upon the occupant without previous communication of the conditions in the contract.

- Guy Delaforest


Death is so final, whereas life, ahh, life is full of possibilities.

- Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones