— Morris West Australian writer 1916 - 1999
Source: The Clowns of God (1981), Ch. II (ellipses in original) <!-- p. 35 -->
This statement begins with a quotation from Horace, Odes, Book I, Ode ix, line 13.
Context: "Forbear to ask what tomorrow may bring" … If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine.
„Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.“
— John Grogan American journalist 1958
Source: Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog
„The cost of liberty is high, and young people should understand that before they start spending their life with all those gadgets.“
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
Rolling Stone #1078 (14 May 2009), p. 45
Context: It's peculiar and unnerving in a way to see so many young people walking around with cellphones and iPods in their ears and so wrapped up in media and video games. It robs them of their self-identity. It's a shame to see them so tuned out to real life. Of course they are free to do that, as if that's got anything to do with freedom. The cost of liberty is high, and young people should understand that before they start spending their life with all those gadgets.
— Sylvia Day American writer 1973
Source: Entwined with You
„It's not enough to believe! Don't you see that, you stupid girl? You could spend your whole life hoping and believing! If a love affair is one-sided, then it's only ever a question, never an answer. You can't live your life waiting for an answer.“
Source: Twenties Girl
„When you spend your whole life living in a hole, the only way you can go is up. (Zero/Hector Zeroni)“
Variant: Zero wasnt worried, " When you spend your whole life living in a shole", he said, "the only way you can go is up.
„He who spends life in remoteness is much better, for it was the practice of the foremost saintly people. They liked to live comely instead of grandeur.“
— Sufyan al-Thawri Muslim Scholar and founder of Thawri Madhhab 716 - 778
Source: The Sayings and Teachings of the Great Mystics of Islam (2004), p. 29
Source: Invisible Monsters
„Building a career or a company is about living a few years of your life like most people won't so that you can spend the rest of your life living at a level most people can't.“
— Jay Samit American businessman 1961
Source: Disrupt You! (2015), p. 55
— John Flanagan Irish-American hammer thrower 1873 - 1938
Source: Erak's Ransom
— Steve Maraboli 1975
Source: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 146
— Tom Stoppard British playwright 1937
Source: Lord Malquist and Mr Moon (1966), Ch. 2: A Couple of Deaths and Exits.
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.
„A new start," Pop said as they stopped at the corner and waited to cross over to where te horse and cart waited for them. "A new apartment, Thomas. A new life.“
— Patricia Reilly Giff American children's writer 1935
A new world to write about.
Source: Water Street (2006), Chapters 1-10, p. 17