Existing Quotes

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Steve Maraboli
“When you stop existing and you start truly living, each moment of the day comes alive with the wonder and synchronicity.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

John Connolly
“There's a difference between living and just surviving. Do something you love, and find someone to love who loves that you love what you do.
It is really that simple.
And that hard.”
John Connolly, The Infernals

Steve Maraboli
“When you are just EXISTING, life happens to you… and you manage; when you are truly LIVING, you happen to life… and you lead.”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Steve Maraboli
“Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Instead, shake things up today! Live through today. Don’t just exist through it - LIVE through it!”
Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Yasmina Khadra
“Basically, being alive means keeping yourself ready for the sky to fall in on you at any time. If you start from the assumption that existence is only an ordeal, a test we have to pass, then you’re equipped to deal with its sorrows and its surprises. If you persist in expecting it to give you something it can’t give, that just proves that you haven’t understood anything. Take things as they come; don’t turn them into a drama. You’re not piloting the ship, you’re following the course of your destiny.”
Yasmina Khadra, Swallows of Kabul

Ursula K. Le Guin
“The daily hummingbird assaults existence with improbability.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, No Time To Spare: Thinking About What Matters

Markus Zusak
“A happening was looming. It was out there somewhere beyond the regular enclosed life that I had been living. It was out there, not waiting, but existing. Being. Perhaps it was only slightly wondering if I would come to it.”
Markus Zusak, Underdog

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Unlike existing, living requires effort.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“It’s not dying I’m afraid of. It’s dying without ever having lived that I’m afraid of.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Life is full of running. The key to a life lived or an existence tolerated is held in the single decision as to the direction in which we will run.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, The Eighth Page: A Christmas Journey

Nicki Pau Preto
“Magic had always been a part of the empire—for some people it was like breathing. How was it okay to make existing illegal?”
Nicki Pau Preto, Crown of Feathers

Laura Chouette
“To keep holding onto something
that is long gone -
is like existing
inside a void of emptiness
that could have been
an entire universe by now.”
Laura Chouette

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Far too often we miss life by doing something that we call ‘life.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Alain Bremond-Torrent
“Rolling a cigarette is like telling your mum you exist.”
Alain Bremond-Torrent, running is flying intermittently

“*The difference between living and existing!

Running for the life, running away from the Life!”
Bharath Mamidoju

Iris Murdoch
“Is your father writing a book?" said Alison.

"No. He's existing. Some people live, like the rest of us, like the people in your plays. He just exists.”
Iris Murdoch, The Message to the Planet

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“We spend far too much time working to get through the moment to understand that life is a collection of moments. And if we don’t come to see the confluence of moments as the fabric of life, we will miss life while living the very moments that were supposed to create it.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I admire animals, for they don’t question life. Rather, they just live it. And on that rare occasion when I reach that enviable place, I realize that I’ve been living a ‘task’ rather than living a life.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

فايز غازي، Fayez Ghazi
“-القصص الحقيقية ترويها الجثث، أما التصورات والتخيلات فيخبرها أولئك الصراصير الجبناء الذين عاشوا وهم يراقبون الأحداث من بعيد، يختبئون من عين العاصفة ويتتبعون الحياة تلصصاً.”
فايز غازي، Fayez Ghazi

Shilo Niziolek
“She felt time in the lean muscles in her thighs and rounded bottom when she pushed herself off the ground. She felt time in the way her arms and legs pumped when she walked into the river, bathed herself in the cool reflected surface of the dark pool under the waterfall. Josephine felt the possibility of time the night she watched the couple bend, release, break, and come back together on the trunk of the hundred-year-old tree. -The Girl with Dragonfly Wings”
Shilo Niziolek, The Gateway Review: A Journal of Magical Realism

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Life is not something to be “done.” Rather, it is something to be “lived.” And to confuse the former with the latter is to squander both.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Awdhesh Singh
“When we see the reality which can’t be explained by our existing faith and beliefs, we drop or modify our beliefs and try to understand the world by using our renewed beliefs. Our faith is not hard-coded but changes with time like a living entity.”
Awdhesh Singh, Myths are Real, Reality is a Myth

Steven Magee
“High altitude workers are typically recruited from all over the world and relocated to the remote astronomical observatory area. The downside to this is that it isolates them from their existing friends and family.”
Steven Magee

H.G. Parry
“Things in writing exist. They are not always true. But they exist.”
H.G. Parry, The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep

Steven Magee
“By mid-March, I was on COVID-19 lock down in my home due to being a high risk individual with pre-existing conditions.”
Steven Magee

“Amid historic isolation, we should unlock our potentials and become more creative to be able to continue existing and coexisting.”
Nadine Sadaka Boulos

“Existing in this physical form, in this particular moment, is nearly unbearable.”
Meg Fee, Places I Stopped on the Way Home: A Memoir of Chaos and Grace

Jess Walter
“I realized, as all survivors must, that being alive isn’t the same thing as living.”
Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins

“Find a cause you truly believe in, and then be prepared to live and die for it. That is the exact way to live and not exist. - Seun Ayilara”
Seun Ayilara

Sarah J. Maas
“I don't have a natural-born affinity, if that's what you're asking. I don't clean everything in sight or lure mortals to a watery death or grant you answers to whatever questions you might have if you trap me. We just exist- to rule.”
Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses

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