„Life is too short to read a bad book.“

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„Life is too short to live with any but the greatest books.“

—  Leo Strauss Classical philosophy specialist and father of neoconservativism 1899 - 1973
“What is liberal education,” p. 6

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„Life's too short to drink bad wine or smoke poor cigars.“

—  Don Johnson American actor and singer 1949
Cigar Aficionado: Life After Miami Vice http://www.cigaraficionado.com/Cigar/CA_Profiles/People_Profile/0,2540,182,00.html

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„Is this a book exhausted from too much reading? Or too little reading?“

—  Peter Greenaway British film director 1942
From the fourth book, "The Book of Impotence"

„Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books.“

—  Annie Barrows, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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„Life's too short to be bitter, I'm too short to be bitter.“

—  Madonna American singer, songwriter, and actress 1958
http://www.last.fm/user/helena_wanje.

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„Life's too short for chess.“

—  Henry James American novelist, short story author, and literary critic 1843 - 1916
Henry James Byron, Our Boys (1875), Act I

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„Life is too short to be little.“

—  Benjamin Disraeli, Coningsby, or, The New Generation

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„Life is too short, and Proust is too long.“

—  Anatole France French writer 1844 - 1924
Apparently an invention by ; see discussion in Quotes about Proust.

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„Life is too short to learn German“

—  Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900

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„Life's too short. Start with Dessert!“

—  Barbra Streisand American singer, actress, writer, film producer, and director 1942

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„Life is too short to be lived badly.“

—  Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return

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