Feeling Alive Quotes

Quotes tagged as "feeling-alive" (showing 1-30 of 37)
V.E. Schwab
“Everyone thinks I have a death wish, you know? But I don't want to die - dying is easy. No, I want to live, but getting close to death is the only way to feel alive. And once you do, it makes you realize that everything you were actually doing before wasn't actually living. It was just making do. Call me crazy, but I think we do the best living when the stakes are high.”
V.E. Schwab, A Gathering of Shadows

Vera Nazarian
“Close your eyes and turn your face into the wind.

Feel it sweep along your skin in an invisible ocean of exultation.

Suddenly, you know you are alive.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Richard Wright
“I didn't know I was really alive in this world until I felt things hard enough to kill for 'em...”
Richard Wright, Native Son

Amy Poehler
“Let's end by pointing out all the positive ways you can scare yourself and feel alive. You can tell someone you love them first. You can try to speak only the truth for a whole week. You can jump out of an airplane or spend Christmas day all by your lonesome. You can help people who need help and fight real bad guys. You can dance fast or take an improv class or do one of those Ironman things. Adventure and danger can be good for your heart and soul.”
Amy Poehler

Benjamin Alire Sáenz
“That was the first time I did coke.
My body, it was electric. For the first time in my life I felt as if I had a real heart and a real body and I knew that there was this fire in me that could have lit up the entire universe. No book had ever made me feel that way. No human being had ever made me feel like that.”
Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Last Night I Sang to the Monster

Gina Greenlee
“The next time someone tries to make you feel bad about feeling good,
respond by continuing to live well.”
Gina Greenlee, Postcards and Pearls: Life Lessons from Solo Moments on the Road

Wes Adamson
“We talk a lot about the five senses: vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. I would add one more…imagination.”
Wes Adamson

Jeane Westin
“Pain was the only sign to her that she was alive and could feel emotion.”
Jeane Westin, His Last Letter: Elizabeth I and the Earl of Leicester

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

Shannon L. Alder
“The purpose of any healthy relationship is to find someone that will magnify your life's experiences, not tolerate it or become a spectator of it.”
Shannon L. Alder

Ufuoma Apoki
“And then, that feeling comes again when you seem invincible and totally awesome. You simply can't hold it in and you just smile to everyone you come across; infectiously, they have no choice but to smile back. You are more than convinced in your guts that something beautifully indescribable is coming your way. You just drown yourself in the feeling of awesomeness. Faith, probably . . . or the hands of providence?”
Ufuoma Apoki

“Happiness: the feeling of being alive.”
Marty Rubin

Maria Semple
“Maybe that's what religion is, hurling yourself off a cliff and trusting that something bigger will take care of you and carry you to the right place. I don't know if it is possible to feel everything all at once, so much that you think you're going to burst.”
Maria Semple, Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Bev Flynn
“People, like us
we feel... too deeply
consumed, in shadow
this game of chance.
Together, surviving
we unending dreamers.
People... like us.”
Bev Flynn, Pieces of Poet: Word-Weaver. An Introspective Journal of a Reticent Poet... and her Collected Poems

Erich Maria Remarque
“How beautiful it is when one lives completely and not with just a part of oneself. When one is full to the rim and calm because there is nothing more to get in.”
Erich Maria Remarque, Arch of Triumph: A Novel of a Man Without a Country

“My Life can be summed up under three 'C's
Jasz Gill

“Choosing the wrong way makes us feel different and ensured you to take right decision”
Nitesh Nishad

“I don't need a priest or a philosopher to tell me how to feel alive.”
Marty Rubin

Amit Abraham
“I feel therefore I am.”
Amit Abraham

Alaya Dawn Johnson
“In the dark, I seem to stretch. Without a body to witness, I grow and grow with my pleasure. I feel like a constellation, a concept hung on a scattering of stars.”
Alaya Dawn Johnson, The Summer Prince

Jonathan Safran Foer
“It was not the feeling of completeness I so needed, but the feeling of not being empty.”
Jonathan Safran Foer

Jojo Moyes
“Nell walks what feels like the length of Paris. She walks through the numbered arrondissements, meandering through a food market, gazing at the glossy produce, both familiar and not at the same time, accepting a plum at a stallholder's urging and then buying a small bag in lieu of breakfast and lunch. She sits on a bench by the Seine, watching the tourist boats go by, and eats three of the plums, thinking of how it felt to hold the tiller, to gaze onto the moonlit waters. She tucks the bag under her arm as if she does this all the time and takes the Metro to a brocante recommended in one of her guidebooks, allowing herself an hour to float among the stalls, picking up little objects that someone once loved, mentally calculating the English prices, and putting them down again. And as she walks, in a city of strangers, her nostrils filled with the scent of street food, her ears filled with an unfamiliar language, she feels something unexpected wash through her. She feels connected, alive.”
Jojo Moyes, Paris for One

Matt Padwick
“He was attracted to this edge of unknowing, of hope and fear, he instinctively knew that surfing it was precondition for growth and transformation. And for feeling alive. Waking up and going out into the world not knowing what each day would hold, taking life as it comes, relinquishing any illusion of control. That's fresh, that's a good morning!”
Matt Padwick, Transpose - a self-styled revolution

John Keats
“But this is human life: the war, the deeds,
The disappointment, the anxiety,
Imagination’s struggles, far and nigh,
All human; bearing in themselves this good,
That they are still the air, the subtle food,
To make us feel existence.
-Keats, Endymion

This is the ‘goal’ of the soul path – to feel existence; not to overcome life’s struggles and anxieties, but to know life first hand, to exist fully in context. (Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul, p.260)”
John Keats

Dan Wells
“This was it. This was what I had never felt before--an emotional connection to another human being. I'd tried kindness, I'd tried love, I'd tried friendship. I'd tried talking and sharing and watching, and nothing had ever worked until now. Until fear. I felt her fear in every inch of my body like an electric hum, and I was alive for the first time. I needed more right then or the craving would eat me alive.”
Dan Wells, I Am Not a Serial Killer

Mimi Novic
“You must always do what you feel is right
As you will have to live with your decisions for the rest of your life”
Mimi Novic

Mira Grant
“No, it's the best time for jokes,' said Olivia. She forced a weak smile. 'Jokes remind us that we're alive. And that your sense of humor is terrible.”
Mira Grant, Into the Drowning Deep

Joseph Conrad
“Well, you know, that was the worst of it - this suspicion of not being inhuman. It would come slowly to one. They howled and leaped, and spun, and made horrid faces; but what thrilled you was just the thought of their humanity - like yours - the thought of your remote kinship with this wild and passionate uproar.”
Joseph Conrad

Amit Abraham
“Being alive is not a miracle, feeling alive is.”
Amit Abraham

“All i know is this: when i am with you i feel completely alive. When i am with you i get a feeling which i can never get with anyone else. When i look into your eyes, i feel an unusual serenity. When i talk with you i feel a beautiful calmness that engulfs me. I feel i have reached my destination. And when i hug you, i feel home!”
Avijeet Das

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