"Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued." Socrates
"People living deeply have no fear of death." Anais Nin
"Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets."
"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself." Harvey Fierstein
"To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else."
"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." Henry David Thoreau
"This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it."
"There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last." Robert Louis Stevenson
"My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can." Cary Grant
"The purpose of life is a life of purpose." Robert Byrne
"Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious." Brendan Gill
"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it."
"Unbeing dead isn't being alive." E. E. Cummings
"We can't plan life. All we can do is be available for it." Lauryn Hill
"What we play is life." Louis Armstrong
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me"." Erma Bombeck
"When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained." Mark Twain
"While there's life, there's hope." Marcus Tullius Cicero
"You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave." Quentin Crisp
"You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life." Albert Camus