...all life is only a set of pictures in the brain, among which there is no difference betwixt those born of real things and those born of inward dreamings, and there is no cause to value one above the other.
- H.P. Lovecraft
My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those who are sad.
- Olive Schreiner
What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup.
- Boris Pasternak
At points of clarity, I realize that my life on earth is meaningless, and that I am merely a pawn in a bigger game. A game I cannot possible understand or have control of. Thankfully, before depression sets in, I drift back into my cloudy, bewildered daily routine.
- Joel Patrick Warneke
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
- Dwight Eisenhower, April 16, 1953
Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!
- Friedrich Nietzsche
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
- William James
The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives
- Albert Schweitzer