Live you life while you have it. Life is a splendid gift - there is nothing small about it.
- Florence Nightingale
No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.
- Agnes de Mille
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colors of life in all their purity.
- George Santayana
If I can stop one Heart from breaking I shall not live in vain If I can ease one Life the Aching, or cool one Pain, Or help one fainting Robin into his Nest again, I shall not live in Vain.
- Emily Dickinson
Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.
She used to drag her mattress besider her low window and lie awake for a long while, vibrating with excitement, as a machine vibrates from speed. Life rushed in upon her through that window - or so it seemed. In reality, of course, life rushes from within, not from without. There is no work of art so big or so beautiful that is was not once all contained in some youthful body, like this one which lay on the floor in the moonlight, pulsing with ardor and anticipation.
- Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark
Live life to the fullest.
- Ernest Hemingway
Where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live.
- Thomas Browne