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152 Best Quotes To Help You Live Your Best Life

Live life to the fullest

January 9th, 2018   |   Updated on March 18th, 2020

Live life to the fullest
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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

131. “Not that I want to be a god or a hero. Just to change into a tree, grow for ages, not hurt anyone.”-CzesÅ‚aw MiÅ‚osz

 

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

 

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

 

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