„Just when you thought that you already learned the way how to live, life changes - and you're left the same as you begun.“

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American writer 1937

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„You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.“

—  Joan Baez American singer 1941

Daybreak http://books.google.com/books?id=Imte1JcsQ64C&q=%22You+don't+get+to+choose+how+you're+going+to+die+Or+when+You+can+only+decide+how+you're+going+to+live+Now%22&pg=PA135#v=onepage (1968)
Variant or paraphrase: You can't decide how you're going to die. Or when. What you can decide is how you're going to live now.

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„You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.“

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Je ne sais point de plus grande finesse pour parvenir à aimer que d'aimer, comme on apprend à étudier en étudiant, à parler en parlant, à travailler en travaillant.
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„You care enough, that you want your life to be fulfilled in a living way, not in a painting way, not in a writing way…you really do want it to be involving in living, corresponding with other living objects, moving, changing, that kind of thing.“

—  Edie Sedgwick Socialite, actress, model 1943 - 1971

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