— Hugh Hefner American businessman and magazine publisher 1926 - 2017
— Nigel Cumberland British author and leadership coach 1967
Source: Your Job-Hunt Ltd – Advice from an Award-Winning Asian Headhunter (2003), Successful Recruitment in a Week (2012) https://books.google.ae/books?idp24GkAsgjGEC&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIGjAA#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse, Managing Teams in a Week (2013) https://books.google.ae/books?idqZjO9_ov74EC&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIIDAB#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse, Secrets of Success at Work – 50 techniques to excel (2014) https://books.google.ae/books?id4S7vAgAAQBAJ&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIJjAC#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse, p.36
Variant: Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Source: Eleven Minutes
— Madonna American singer, songwriter, and actress 1958
„Let's not allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. Remember "Life is too short to be little".“
Source: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
— Arthur Schopenhauer German philosopher 1788 - 1860
Source: The World as Will and Representation, Vol 1
Part of the secret "call and response" codewords by which members of the long-lived Howard Families can identify others:
: Life is short.
But the years are long.
Not while the evil days come not.
Methuselah's Children (1958)
„I made up my mind long ago that life was too short to do anything for myself that I could pay others to do for me.“
— W. Somerset Maugham British playwright, novelist, short story writer 1874 - 1965
"1941", p. 336
A Writer's Notebook (1946)
— Karen Salmansohn American writer
Source: The Enemy Stars (1959), Chapter 5 (p. 38)