„Life can seem short or life can seem long, depending on how you live it.“

Source: The Devil and Miss Prym

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Brazilian lyricist and novelist 1947

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„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.

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„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

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„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.“

—  Paulo Coelho, book Eleven Minutes

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.

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„It seemed clear to me that life and the world somehow depended upon me now.“

—  Fyodor Dostoyevsky, book The Dream of a Ridiculous Man

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.

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„The truth can wait, for she lives a long life.“

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, book On the Will in Nature

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.
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„Life is short. Short, and not about anything except what you can touch and what touches you.“

—  Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935

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„When I was young, life seemed long and endless to me.“

—  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

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