10 Great Quotations from Writers about Life

You ask ‘What is life?’ That is the same as asking ‘What is a carrot?’ A carrot is a carrot and we know nothing more. – Anton Chekhov

Live all you can – it’s a mistake not to. It doesn’t so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. – Henry James

Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope. – Edith Wharton

Life is a progress from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment. – Samuel Johnson

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

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In real life, the hardest aspect of the battle between good and evil is determining which is which. – George R. R. Martin

Life shrinks or expands according to one’s courage. – Anaïs Nin

To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life. – T. S. Eliot

Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay. – Simone de Beauvoir

Life begins on the other side of despair. – Jean-Paul Sartre

Image: George R. R. Martin speaking at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International, for ‘Game of Thrones’, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California (author: Gage Skidmore); available for reuse.

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22 thoughts on “10 Great Quotations from Writers about Life

  1. Pingback: Anais Nin on Life | Spirit in Politics

  2. Nice post!

    “Writing is easy. You just sit at the typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway

    “I don’t know what I think until I read what I’ve said.” – E.M. Forster

  3. Reblogged this on 1WriteWay and commented:
    Another interesting post from Interesting Literature: writers’ quotes about life. My favorite is one by T.S. Eliot. It is the way I am trying to live my life now. What is your favorite, dear Reader? Do any of these quotes reflect the way you live your life, or wish you lived your life?

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