Existing Quotes

Quotes tagged as "existing" (showing 1-30 of 50)
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
“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

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

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

Sarah Noffke
“Sometimes the best thing about us isn’t what we’re gifted with, but what we can make others feel just by our very nature of existing.”
Sarah Noffke, Defects

Bhavya Kaushik
“I believe there is no heaven or hell. There are no devils or angels. No afterlife or salvation. My soul won't be incarnated or lost in the oblivion. One day, I will just stop existing... and that's it!”
Bhavya Kaushik

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

Will Advise
“Flowers are evil, because they live just to die for the love of other people. You don’t believe me? Try it for yourself and see if you’ll be good afterwards. Undeath is a way of life, for some things. That doesn’t make it good or anything. Especially anything. Nothing makes anything anything. Because nothing is a serious matter, and anything just is.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Eiji Yoshikawa
“It's interesting, isn't it? Being in the world.”
Eiji Yoshikawa, Taiko: An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan

Dave Eggers
“Existing, period – that is what drives men to irrational acts.”
Dave Eggers, Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some people are still alive only because they find being dead more boring than being alive.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Will Advise
“Wonders amaze me. They can aim wanderlessly in any forest, be it of dark trees or lighted bushes. And apparently, as per what I’ve heard, they can buy stuff that’s on sale, but only if and when they feel wonderfully wonderful. Because otherwise they wouldn’t really be themselves, which would be a problem for them, because if they aren’t what they are - they can’t exist, and if they don’t exist – that makes them invisible and silent to all the wandering people, who may or may not be looking for them to sell themselves to.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Nadine Gordimer
“But a human being, she, she, cannot simply exist; she is a hurricane, every thought bending and crossing its coherence inside her, nothing will let her be, not for a moment. Every emotion, every thought, is invaded by another.”
Nadine Gordimer, The Pickup

Rich Shapero
“Would I be any less real if I lived only in your mind?”
Rich Shapero, Too Far

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“When my vision is numbed by apathy and narrowed by mediocrity, I can stand in the presence of great things and fail to see even the smallest of things.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Living is more than just existing. When you are living you feel emotions that you may not be able to decipher. You commit mistakes and learn from them and you will be carved in people’s hearts and souls with love and happiness so when you are gone you may not be able to exist anymore but you will still be living inside people’s heart and souls and your memory will forever be cherished by them.”
Perky Peppermint

Ahmed Mostafa
“Don't think you're living when you just exist!”
Ahmed Mostafa, Heartbreak & Other States

Munia Khan
“Gym is a sacred place which makes your life feel worth existing by putting effort of care into the home of your soul called body!”
Munia Khan

Henry Miller
“We ought to remind ourselves daily, repeat it like a litany, that in our being lies concealed the whole gamut of existence... Above all, we should cease postponing the act of becoming what in fact and essence we are.”
Henry Miller, Plexus

N'Zuri Za Austin
“even in death, his last breath was poetry
existing in the wind
and on the breeze of
"it used to be likes"
forever remembering,
yet never reliving
his life
will never be what it used to be like.”
N'Zuri Za Austin

Munia Khan
“We should learn to savor some moments to let time feel worth existing”
Munia Khan

Ljupka Cvetanova
“I improvise therefore I exist!”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If safety is my goal, living life is not.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Dan Groat
“As an adult I had mastered the art of looking without seeing and listening without hearing and eating without tasting and maybe even existing without living.”
Dan Groat, An Enigmatic Escape: A Trilogy

Kate Walbert
“The point is,” Sid Morris says. “This. Now. Paint on your brush, wind at your back, my crappy studio. This is the only certainty. Here: your sensations; your body existing for its moment in time. Everything else is crap.”
Kate Walbert, The Sunken Cathedral

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

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