„You've no idea how long life goes on and how many, many changes it brings. Young people seem to imagine that it's over in a flash, that they do this thing, or that thing, and then die, but I can assure you they are quite wrong.“
— Nancy Mitford British writer 1904 - 1973
Source: Love in a Cold Climate and Other Novels
Source: Tuck Everlasting
„However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. Where there's life, there's hope.“
— Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942 - 2018
„Life can be a challenge. Life can seem impossible. It's never easy when there's so much on the line.“
— Herman Cain American writer, businessman and activist 1945
As quoted in The Daily Beast http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/12/03/cain-quotes-pok-mon-movie-in-final-speech.html (2011).
Variant: Life can be a challenge. Life can seem impossible. It's never easy when there's so much on the line.
„Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.“
— Morarji Desai Former Indian Finance Minister, Freedom Fighters, Former prime minister 1896 - 1995
As quoted in Change your Body - Is your Body Acidic or Alkaline? http://books.google.co.in/books?id=n4iZAgAAQBAJ&pg=PT44 (2014) by Monica Wright, and Matt Thom, p. 44
— Milkha Singh Indian track and field athlete 1935
„You can either be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It all depends on how you view your life.“
Variant: I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
Source: Eleven Minutes (2003), p. 37.
Source: The Dream of a Ridiculous Man (1877), II
Context: It seemed clear to me that life and the world somehow depended upon me now. I may almost say that the world now seemed created for me alone: if I shot myself the world would cease to be at least for me. I say nothing of its being likely that nothing will exist for anyone when I am gone, and that as soon as my consciousness is extinguished the whole world will vanish too and become void like a phantom, as a mere appurtenance of my consciousness, for possibly all this world and all these people are only me myself.
Die Wahrheit kann warten: denn sie hat ein langes Leben vor sich.
Willen in der Natur (On the Will in Nature), 1836; in the chapter Einleitung (Introduction)
Variant translation by Karl Hillebrand:
Truth can bide its time, for it has a long life before it.
Source: Sonnets (1609), XVIII
Source: Shakespeare's Sonnets
„Immortality gets very, very boring. You'd be surprised at how interesting the small mundanities of life can seem after a few millennia.“
Source: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (2010), Chapter 9 (p. 103)
— Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935
„I can offer you my life, though it is a short life. I can offer you my heart, though I have no idea how many beats it shall sustain. But I love you enough to hope the rest of my life-whatever its length-happy, by spending it with you.-Jem.“
Source: Clockwork Prince
„In your life, you can talk about it. Oh in your life, you can live without. Can live without. ~ "Come Back Home"“
— Pete Yorn American musician 1974
— Marcello Mastroianni Italian actor 1924 - 1996
As quoted in "Latin Lover"? No? How About Lover Of Life?" in The New York Times (13 August 1999), p. 116
— Aurelius Augustinus early Christian theologian and philosopher 354 - 430
„Out of the cacophony of random suffering and chaos that can mark human life, the life artist sees or creates a symphony of meaning and order. A life of wholeness does not depend on what we experience. Wholeness depends on how we experience our lives.“
— Desmond Tutu South African churchman, politician, archbishop, Nobel Prize winner 1931