Life Quotes

200 Best Quotes To Help You Live Your Best Life

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January 9th, 2018   |   Updated on June 30th, 2022

1. We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. -Anais Nin


2. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”-Ayn Rand


3. “A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.”-Albert Einstein


4. “Some people care too much. I think it’s called love.”-A.A. Milne


5. “What matters most is how well you walk through the fire”-Charles Bukowski


6. “We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.”-Charles Bukowski


7. “But luxury has never appealed to me, I like simple things, books, being alone, or with somebody who understands.”-Daphne du Maurier


8. “Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.”-Bob Marley

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9. “My ambition is handicapped by laziness”-Charles Bukowski


10. “You have to die a few times before you can reallylive.”-Charles Bukowski

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11. “None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are.”-Anne Rice


12.“Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you.”-Gayle Forman


13. “Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.”-Fyodor Dostoyevsky


14. “Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.”-Dan Brown


15. “I read so I can live more than one life in more than one place.”-Anne Tyler

16. “The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.”-Charles Bukowski


17. “Angry, and half in love with her, and tremendously sorry, I turned away.”-F. Scott Fitzgerald


18. “Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”-A.A. Milne


19. “People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.”-Harper Lee


20. “You know, one of the tragedies of real life is that there is no background music.”-Annie Proulx


21. “Books. Cats. Life is Good.”-Edward Gorey


22. “I wanted the whole world or nothing.”-Charles Bukowski


23. “Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.”-Friedrich Nietzsche


24. “My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?”-David Mitchell


25. “Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.”-David Foster Wallace


26. “There is a loneliness in this world so great that you can see it in the slow movement of the hands of a clock. People so tired mutilated either by love or no love. People just are not good to each other one on one. The rich are not good to the rich. The poor are not good to the poor.We are afraid.Our educational system tells us that we can all be big-ass winners. It hasn’t told us about the gutters or the suicides. Or the terror of one person aching in one place alone untouched unspoken to watering a plant.”-Charles Bukowski


27. “We all have our time machines, don’t we. Those that take us back are memories…And those that carry us forward, are dreams.”-H.G. Wells


28. “No, I’m just a very naughty boy. I do all sorts of bad things. I kick kittens. I make rude gestures at nuns.”-Cassandra Clare


29. “An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.”-Charles Bukowski


30. “There are worse things than being alone but it often takes  decades to realize this and most often when you do it’s too late and there’s nothing worse than too late”-Charles Bukowski


31. “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”-C.S. Lewis


32. “Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable.”-Clare Boothe Luce


33. “If you’re losing your soul and you know it, then you’ve still got a soul left to lose” -Charles Bukowski


34. “I realize now that dying is easy. Living is hard.”-Gayle Forman


35. “If you don’t like someone’s story, write your own.” -Chinua Achebe


36. “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” -Bill Nye


37. “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.” -Ernest Hemingway


38. “I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen.” -A.A. Milne


39. “Sometimes,’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” -A.A. Milne


40. “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end.” -Gilda Radner


41. “You’re alive only once, as far as we know, and what could be worse than getting to the end of your life and realizing you hadn’t lived it?” -Edward Albee


42. “Some lose all mind and become soul,insane. Some lose all soul and become mind, intellectual. Some lose both and become accepted”-Charles Bukowski


43. “Where there is love, there is often also hate. They can exist side by side.”-Cassandra Clare


44. “The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”-Audrey Hepburn


45. “And thus the heart will break, yet brokenly live on.”-George Gordon Byron

46. “Maybe some people just aren’t meant to be in our lives forever. Maybe some people are just passing through. It’s like some people just come through our lives to bring us something: a gift, a blessing, a lesson we need to learn. And that’s why they’re here. You’ll have that gift forever.”-Danielle Steel


47. “The helpful thought for which you look is written somewhere in a book.”-Edward Gorey


48. “We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.”-D.H. Lawrence


49. “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”-Albert Einstein


50. “Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.”-E.Y. Harburg


51. “Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.”-Alan W. Watts


52. “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.”-Deepak Chopra


53. “Time is the coin of your life. You spend it. Do not allow others to spend it for you.”-Carl Sandburg


54. “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you mad.”-Aldous Huxley


55. “Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.”-F. Scott Fitzgerald


56. “If you work really hard, and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”-Conan O Brien


57. “Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”-Confucius


58. “No book can be appreciated until it has been slept with and dreamed over.”-Eugene Field


59. “Whatever you’re meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.”-Doris Lessing


60. “The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind.”-H.P. Lovecraft


61. “Even the strongest and bravest must sometimes weep. It shows they have a great heart, one that can feel compassion for others.”-Brian Jacques


62. “Remember if people talk behind your back, it only means you are two steps ahead.”-Fannie Flagg


63. “It is never too late to be wise.”-Daniel Defoe


64. “Do not read as children do to enjoy themselves, or, as the ambitious do to educate themselves. No, read to live.”-Gustave Flaubert


65. “Sometimes, I feel the past and the future pressing so hard on either side that there’s no room for the present at all.”-Evelyn Waugh


66. “I get a warm feeling among my books.”-Anthony Powell


67. “When you play a game of thrones you win or you die.”-George R.R. Martin


68. “I will remember the kisses  our lips raw with love and how you gave me everything you had and how I offered you what was left of me, and I will remember your small room the feel of you the light in the window your records your books our morning coffee our noons our nights our bodies spilled together sleeping the tiny flowing currents immediate and forever your leg my leg your arm my arm your smile and the warmth of you who made me laugh again.”-Charles Bukowski


69. “A library is infinity under a roof.”-Gail Carson Levine


70. “As it has been said:Love and a cough cannot be concealed.Even a small cough. Even a small love.”-Anne Sexton


71. “I felt like crying but nothing came out. it was just a sort of sad sickness, sick sad, when you can’t feel any worse. I think you know it. I think everybody knows it now and then. but I think I have known it pretty often, too often.”-Charles Bukowski


72. “Nothing great in the world was accomplished without passion.”-Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel


73. “No one can construct for you the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of life, no one but you yourself alone.”-Friedrich Nietzsche


74. “Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve.”-Carol Shields


75. “Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you.”-Alex Haley

76. “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”-Albert Camus


77. “If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”-George S. Patton Jr.


78. “Boring damned people. All over the earth. Propagating more boring damned people. What a horror show. The earth swarmed with them.”-Charles Bukowski


79. “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”-Hal Borland


80. “You see I usually find myself among strangers because I drift here and there trying to forget the sad things that happened to me.”-F. Scott Fitzgerald


81. “I am only responsible for my own heart, you offered yours up for the smashing my darling. Only a fool would give out such a vital organ”-Anais Nin


82. “My life has a superb cast, but I cannot figure out the plot.”-Ashleigh Brilliant


83. “the free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.”-Charles Bukowski


84. “Very few of us are what we seem.”-Agatha Christie


85. “Those who escape hell howevernever talk about it and nothing much bothers them after that.”-Charles Bukowski


86. “Nobody gets everything in this life. You decide your priorities and you make your choices. I’d decided long ago that any cake I had would be eaten.”-Donald E. Westlake


87. “Only you can control your future.”-Dr. Seuss


88. “I wish I were a girl again, half-savage and hardy, and free.”-Emily Bronte


89. “For to know a man’s library is, in some measure, to know his mind.”-Geraldine Brooks


90. “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”-Dr. Seuss


91. “There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. ”-George Carlin


92. “In the world I am always a stranger. I do not understand its language.It does not understand my silence”-Bei Dao


93. “Be glad. Be good. Be brave.”-Eleanor H. Porter


94. “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that receives it.”-Edith Wharton


95. “I have for the first time found what I can truly love“I have found you. You are my sympathy“my better self“my good angel“I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you–and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.”-Charlotte Bronte


96. “To die, it’s easy. But you have to struggle for life.”-Art Spiegelman


97. “The unfed mind devours itself.”-Gore Vidal


98. “You have everything needed for the extravagant journey that is your life.”-Carlos Castaneda


99. “She looked at nice young men as if she could smell their stupidity.”-Flannery O Connor


100. “At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.”-Frida Kahlo


101. “A love like that was a serious illness, an illness from which you never entirely recover.”-Charles Bukowski


102. “One must dare to be happy. ”-Gertrude Stein


103. “Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it.”-Donna Tartt


104. “There are three questions every woman should be able to answer yes to before they commit to a man. If you answer no to any of the three questions, run like hell.””Does he treat you with respect at all times? That’s the first question. The second question is, if he is the exact same person twenty years from now that he is today, would you still want to marry him? And finally, does he inspire to be a better person? You find someone you can answer yes to all three, then you’ve found a good man.”-Colleen Hoover


105. “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.”-Edward Abbey

106. “We are surrounded by story.”-Alice McDermott


107. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: We all want everything to be okay. We don’t even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.”-David Levithan


108. “Ignorance killed the cat; curiosity was framed!”-C.J. Cherryh


109. “I’m afraid that sometimes you’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win ’cause you’ll play against you.”-Dr. Seuss


110. “What is right is not always popular and what is popular is not always right.”-Albert Einstein


111. “Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.”-Ernest Hemingway


112. “Life is a beautiful magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish.”-Charlie Chaplin


113. “People do not change, they are merely revealed.”-Anne Enright


114. “Remember this: Nothing is written in the stars. Not these stars, nor any others. No one controls your destiny.”-Gregory Maguire


115.  “I think you should be a child for as long as you can. I have been successful for 74 years being able to do that.”-Bob Newhart


116. “Love the world and yourself in it, move through it as though it offers no resistance, as though the world is your natural element.”-Audrey Niffenegger


117. “Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”-David Mitchell


118. “The finest of pleasures are always the unexpected ones.”-Erin Morgenstern


119. “If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.”-Emily Dickinson


120 .“Whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself.”-E.E. Cummings


121. “You will hear thunder and remember me,and think: she wanted storms…”-Anna Akhmatova


122. “I will take the sun in my mouth and leap into the ripe air alive with closed eyes
to dash against darkness”-E.E. Cummings


123. “There’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out but I’m too tough for him, I say, stay in there, I’m not going to let anybody see you.” -Charles Bukowski


124. “I don’t think there is any truth. There are only points of view. ”-Allen Ginsberg


125. “I am not interested in being original. I am interested in being true.”-Agostinho da Silva


126. “When I look at my life and its secret colours, I feel like bursting into tears.”-Albert Camus


127. “That was enterprising,” Will sounded nearly impressed.Nate smiled. Tess shot him a furious look. “Don’t look pleased with yourself. When Will says ‘enterprising’ he means ‘morally deficient.'” “No, I mean enterprising,” said Will. “When I mean morally deficient, I say, ‘Now, that’s something I would have done’.”-Cassandra Clare


128.  “I suspect the most we can hope for, and it’s no small hope, is that we never give up, that we never stop giving ourselves permission to try to love and receive love.”-Elizabeth Strout


129. “If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”-A.A. Milne


130. “I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.”-Audrey Hepburn

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131. “Not that I want to be a god or a hero. Just to change into a tree, grow for ages, not hurt anyone.”-Czesław Miłosz


132. “You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.”-Cormac McCarthy


133. “Question everything. Your love, your religion, your passion. If you don’t have questions, you’ll never find answers.”-Colleen Hoover


134. “Please believe that one single positive dream is more important than a thousand negative realities.”-Adeline Yen Mah

135. “And O there are days in this life, worth life and worth death.”-Charles Dickens


136. “Even when you have doubts, take that step. Take chances. Mistakes are never a failure they can be turned into wisdom.”-Cat Cora


137. “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger€“ something better, pushing right back.”-Albert Camus


138. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”-Albert Einstein


139. “There were always in me, two women at least, one woman desperate and bewildered, who felt she was drowning and another who would leap into a scene, as upon a stage, conceal her true emotions because they were weaknesses, helplessness, despair, and present to the world only a smile, an eagerness, curiosity, enthusiasm, interest.”-Anais Nin


140. “Laugh all you want and cry all you want and whistle at pretty men in the street and to hell with anybody who thinks you’re a damned fool!”-Armistead Maupin

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141. “In secret we met. In silence I grieve, That thy heart could forget, Thy spirit deceive.”-George Gordon Byron


142. “Laugh loudly, laugh often, and most important, laugh at yourself.”-Chelsea Handler


143. “I’m not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.”-A.A. Milne


144. “What I’ve come to learn is that the world is never saved in grand messianic gestures, but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft, almost invisible acts of compassion.”-Chris Abani


146. “Books fall open, you fall in.”-David T.W. McCord


147. “I’m glad we had the times together just to laugh and sing a song, seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.”-Dr. Seuss


148. “There’s something ugly about the flawless.”-Dennis Lehane


149. “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”-Amelia Earhart


150. “I used to believe in forever, but forever’s too good to be true”-A.A. Milne

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151. “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”-E.B. White


152. “How marvelous books are, crossing worlds and centuries, defeating ignorance and, finally, cruel time itself.”-Gore Vidal

153. “If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.” – Katharine Hepburn


154. “Always be true to your friends, just as you are to yourself.” – Meg Cabot


155. “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney


156. “To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.” -William Blake


157. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho


158. “Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.” – Jonathan Lockwood Hule


159. “Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each is to succeed.”– Corita Kent


160. “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”– Steve Jobs


161. “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – John Bunyan


162. “To hide feelings when you are near crying is the secret of dignity. “– Dejan Stojanovic


163. “Don’t worry what others are doing. Do you!” – Russell Simmons


164. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


165. “If you really want to do something you’ll find a way, if you don’t you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn


166. “Don’t allow your past or present condition to control you. It’s just a process that you’re going through to get you to the next level.”– T.D Jakes


167. “Never assume that the person you are dealing with is weaker or less important than you are. Some people are slow to take offense, which may make you misjudge the thickness of their skin, and fail to worry about insulting them. But should you offend their honor and their pride, they will overwhelm you with a violence that seems sudden and extreme given their slowness to anger. If you want to turn people down, it is best to do so politely and respectfully, even if you feel their request is impudent or their offer ridiculous.” – Robert Greene

168. “To risk life to save a smile on a face of a woman or a child is the secret of chivalry.” – Dejan Stojanovic


169. “Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.” – Aldous Huxley


170. “See the world as it is, not as you wish it would be.” – E. Lockhart


171. “The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil the good things and make them unimportant.” – Doctor Who


172. “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” – William Shakespeare


174. “Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.”– Walt Whitman


175. “The greatest lesson of life is that you are responsible for your life.” – Oprah Winfrey


176. “A good plan is like a road map: It shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there.”– H. Stanley Judd


177. “As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.”– Donald Trump


178. “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand. Most people listen with the intent to reply.” – Stephen R. Covey


179. “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill


180. “Humor and joy contribute to my total well-being.” -Louise L. Hay


181. “Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.” -George Carlin


182. “Often what may appear as a detour in life is actually the most direct and empowering path to your destination.” -James Arthur Ray


183. “Knowing is better than wondering, waking is better than sleeping, and even the biggest failure—even the worst—beats the hell out of not trying.” -Meredith Grey


184. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” -Albert Einstein


185. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle


186. “It’s not about how hard you can hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” – Rocky Balboa


187. “Our thoughts and imaginations are the only real limits to our possibilities.” – Orison Swett Marden


188. “Obstacles are those things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” – Henry Ford


189. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss


190. “Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, live truly and forgive quickly.”– Paulo Coelho


191. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg


192. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell


193. “What the mind can conceive, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill


194. “It is beautiful to express love and even more beautiful to feel it.” – Dejan Stojanovic


195. “If it isn’t a little scary it probably isn’t worth your time.” – Ted Murphy


196. “You choose the life you live. If you don’t like it, it’s on you to change it because no one else is going to do it for you.” -Kim Kiyosaki


197. “Everything you want should be yours: the type of work you want; the relationships you need; the social, mental, and aesthetic stimulation that will make you happy and fulfilled; the money you require for the lifestyle that is appropriate to you; and any requirement that you may (or may not) have for achievement or service to others. If you don’t aim for it all, you’ll never get it all. To aim for it requires that you know what you want.” -Richard Koch


198. “It’s less about learning new things and more about letting go of old things.” -Liza Miller

199. “I don’t need anyone. Because I can do every single thing that a person in a relationship can. Everything. Even zip up my own dress. You know, there are some things that are actually harder to do with two people. Such as monologues.” – Liz Lemon, 30 Rock


200. “Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.” – Theodore Roosevelt