Being Alive Quotes

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Eve Ensler
“I finally know the difference between pleasing and loving, obeying and respecting. It has taken me so many years to be okay with being different, and with being this alive, this intense. (xxvi)”
Eve Ensler, I am an Emotional Creature

Henry Cloud
“You aren't alive if you aren't in need.”
Henry Cloud, Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't

Haruki Murakami
“Tobacco’s a killer,” Kafuku said. “Being alive is a killer, if you think about it,” Misaki said.”
Haruki Murakami, Men Without Women: Stories

Michael Thomas Ford
“There’s not much point to being alive if you don’t do what you can to make life better for someone else, is there?”
Michael Thomas Ford, The Road Home

Arzum Uzun
“Take every breath as an event.”
Arzum Uzun

“It felt so amazing to be alive I could never think of anything else.”
Marty Rubin

Victoria Schwab
“Sydney's arms were beginning to ache from lifting the shovel, but for the first time in a year, she wasn't cold. Her cheeks burned, and she was sweating through her coat, and she felt alive.
As far as she was concerned, that was the only good thing about digging up a corpse.”
Victoria Schwab, Vicious

“I wish my whispers are heard and requited as a storm... Because, the storm is that keeps me alive!”
Lukhman Pambra

“All my life I felt so lucky to be alive i could scarcely think of anything else.”
Marty Rubin

Kamand Kojouri
“Wake up.
If your eyes are sleeping
then wipe them gently.
You need to be awake for this.
It is a matter of life and death.

Wake up!
If your mind is sleeping
then shake it quickly.
You need to be awake for this.
It is a matter of life and death.

Wake up, I said!
If your heart is sleeping
then beat your chest!
You need to be awake for life!
You need to be awake for love!
It is a matter of living and being alive.”
Kamand Kojouri

“Never apologize for being alive, find your purpose and embrace life.”
Gift Gugu Mona

“Live for nothing but the joy of being alive.”
Marty Rubin

Tamara Ireland Stone
“You do realize the message of this play, right?" Tyler asked.
"Sure." My arm was still over my eyes. "It's about life on a farm and falling in love and watching the people you love die. So, you know, that's awesome."
He ignored the sarcasm. "It's about being alive. About noticing all the little things, because no one ever knows if it's the last time they'll see them.”
Tamara Ireland Stone, Little Do We Know

Sharon Salzberg
“Kindness is really at the core of what it means to be and feel alive.”
Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

“Enlightenment is simply the moment you realize how amazing it is to be alive.”
Marty Rubin

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“It’s another day and I’m alive and so are you. Isn’t that wonderful?”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

Rainer Maria Rilke
“Yes, the Springs needed you. Many a star was waiting
for your eyes only. A wave swelled toward you
out of the past, or as you walked by the open window
a violin inside surrendered itself
to pure passion. All that was your charge.
But were you strong enough? Weren't you always distracted
by expectation, as though each such moment
presaged a beloved's coming? (But where would you keep her,
with all those big strange thoughts in you
going and coming and sometimes staying all night?)”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino Elegies

Laurie Halse Anderson
“Welcome to the only class that will teach you how to survive. Welcome to Art.”
Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak

“A tree that is never shaking by the wind is a dead tree!”
Lamine Pearlheart, To Life from the Shadows:

Merritt Tierce
“In quel ristorante eravamo tutti un po' sbagliati. Ammaccati. Sempre a rischio di essere battuti fuori a calci. Forse è lo stesso in un ufficio legale, in un salone di manicure, in qualunque posto di lavoro, prestigioso o umile.
Forse essere vivi vuol dire proprio questo, avere incastrato dentro un frammento di qualcosa, rotto e sudicio, che ti fa deviare sempre a sinistra.”
Merritt Tierce, Love Me Back

Alain de Botton
“It is not the contented or the glowing who have left many of the profound testimonies of what it means to be alive. It seems that such knowledge has usually been the privileged preserve of, and the only blessing granted to, the violently miserable.”
Alain de Botton, How Proust Can Change Your Life

Pragya Tiwari
“You are not a dead man. This is no time pass. Do not just play. Play for Life. Treat this game as Game for Life…”
Pragya Tiwari

“I don't get a lot out of life because I don't put that much into it.”
Anthony T.Hincks

Eileen Myles
“I hope you all find yourself sleeping with someone you love, maybe not all of the time, but a lot of the time. The touch of a foot in the night is sincere. I hope you like your work, I hope there's mystery and poetry in your life, not even poems, but patterns. I hope you can see them. Often these patterns will wake you up, and you will know that you are alive, again and again.”
Eileen Myles

Richard Powers
“Of course I'm ill, I'm alive aren't I?”
Richard Powers

“I don't need alcohol to see the world in its depths, I carry the sun in me. - On Being Inebriated.”
Lamine Pearlheart

“There's no such thing as a regimented friendship or love. - On the Spontaneity of Love and Friendship.”
Lamine Pearlheart

“A static conformist mind is hardly a creative mind, now a radiating mind, that is something worth gazing into for this is where great ideas leap from. - On Not Being Challenged Enough”
Lamine Pearlheart

“If you listen carefully you will hear a symphony of light being played, it is that of you and your partner. It also called love. - On Love”
Lamine Pearlheart

“There was an alchemy in this noise and exultation: spellbound in the sorcery of these songs, I became we, me became us. For there was an empowerment in this empathy, a catharsis in this energy, as if each man gathered the bare bones of his personal circumstances and was banging a rhythm out of them, a rhythm that sang with the ferocious energy of survival, a heartbeat that said they weren’t beat. Because singing was breathing and dancing was moving, and breathing and moving were for the quick and not the dead. And suddenly, the air was full of wet — damp with breath and sweat. Face were dripping, arms were flailing, kids were kissing, Pas were cussing, and Mas were laughing, and all were swaying in a way that had something to do with the homebrew, something to do with the music, with the way things are, with the way they should be, and the way they have always been.”
Nick Hayes, Woody Guthrie and the Dust Bowl Ballads

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