Love Of Life Quotes

Quotes tagged as "love-of-life" (showing 1-23 of 23)
Dianna Hardy
“We all have a sea inside us; can you hear it? Can you hear the ocean roaring?”
Dianna Hardy, Cry Of The Wolf

Joanna Macy
“Active Hope is not wishful thinking.
Active Hope is not waiting to be rescued . . . .
by some savior.
Active Hope is waking up to the beauty of life
on whose behalf we can act.
We belong to this world.
The web of life is calling us forth at this time.
We’ve come a long way and are here to play our part.
With Active Hope we realize that there are adventures in store,
strengths to discover, and comrades to link arms with.
Active Hope is a readiness to discover the strengths
in ourselves and in others;
a readiness to discover the reasons for hope
and the occasions for love.
A readiness to discover the size and strength of our hearts,
our quickness of mind, our steadiness of purpose,
our own authority, our love for life,
the liveliness of our curiosity,
the unsuspected deep well of patience and diligence,
the keenness of our senses, and our capacity to lead.
None of these can be discovered in an armchair or without risk.”
Joanna Macy

Paul Celan
“Wer auf dem Kopf geht, der hat den Himmel als Abgrund unter sich.”
Paul Celan

“Culture is like a giant mirror which enables us to see who we are
more clearly. The various facets of a culture also provide us with the means to change what we do not like in the mirror, and retain what we cherish most.”
Dr Robin Lincoln Wood, The Trouble with Paradise: A Humorous Enquiry Into the Puzzling Human Condition in the 21st Century

“Sudden singing was the only type I really missed. When sudden singing happened it came out of the blue and made me feel so good that my toes curled up and I got goose bumps all over my body and tears in my eyes.”
Karen Foxlee, The Anatomy of Wings

Alaric Hutchinson
“Eventually, it boils down to two choices – do I wish to experience this physical reality primarily through joy or do I want to experience it through suffering? That’s all there is to it. And since each person eventually works their way toward the realization that conscious expansion can happen through joy rather than suffering – enlightenment is a natural byproduct.”
Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace: Essential Teachings for Enriching Life

Lolo Mayaya
“Solo me queda decir que amo a esta mujer más que a mi vida, y pase lo que pase, haga lo que haga nunca voy a dejar de amarla. Ella fue, es y siempre será el amor de mi vida.”
Lolo Mayaya, Play With Me

Friedrich Nietzsche
“O happiness! O happiness! Wilt thou perhaps sing, O my soul? Thou liest in the grass. But this is the secret, solemn hour, when no shepherd playeth his pipe.

Take care! Hot noontide sleepeth on the fields. Do not sing! Hush! The world is perfect.

Do not sing, thou prairie-bird, my soul! Do not even whisper! Lo—hush! The old noontide sleepeth, it moveth its mouth: doth it not just now drink a drop of happiness—

—An old brown drop of golden happiness, golden wine? Something whisketh over it, its happiness laugheth. Thus—laugheth a God. Hush!

"For happiness, how little sufficeth for happiness!" Thus spoke I once and thought myself wise. But it was a blasphemy: that have I now learned. Wise fools speak better.

The least thing precisely, the gentlest thing, the lightest thing, a lizard's rustling, a breath, a whisk, an eye-glance—little maketh up the best happiness. Hush!”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Darrell Calkins
“Forgiveness is really about absolution: to set free. But if you look carefully at the dynamic, the one you’re setting free is yourself.”
Darrell Calkins

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“even so did you feel yourself swept away by that inward migration about which no one had ever said a word to you…A great wind swept through and delivered from the matrix the sleeping prince you sheltered- man within you. You are the equal of the musician composing his music, of the physicist extending the frontier of knowledge…you have reached an altitude where all loves are of the same stuff.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars

“Hope is only the love of life.”
Sally Brampton, Shoot the Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression

“Oh, well, I know that Libby." He rolls his eyes. "I've never met anyone more committed to, well, life that you are."
"Really?" I swallow rather hard. "Even though I keep on screwing my life up?"
"Sweetheart, precisely because you keep screwing your life up! I mean look at you. You had the crappiest career eve in the world before you turned everything around and became this shit-hot jewellery designer. You set your head on fire with a cigarette and ended up being utterly adored by the guy who had to put you out... And I do adore you, by the way," he adds, in a nonchalant sort of way, "in case you ever had wondered. Oh, and then there's your love of life. Loads of girls would have just sunk...”
Lucy Holliday, A Night in with Grace Kelly

Carlos Wallace
“To be fearlessly vulnerable with someone…One of the deepest, most desirable paradoxes of love.”
Carlos Wallace, The Other 99 T.Y.M.E.S: Train Your Mind to Enjoy Serenity

Pat Conroy
“I wish nights like this weren't so fragile and slippery and impossible to nail down for study in one's leisure. But the really great nights pass through you like whispers or shadows. They shimmer, but don't adhere.”
Pat Conroy, A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life

“What should be boundless is one's love of life, not one's love of art or knowledge.”
Marty Rubin

“Sometimes you look around the world, to see the dazzling walls and showering fountains of it, and feel like that today is the end and beginning at the same time. That's the moment you discover something new of yourself. That's love, cause and life.”
Sami Babar

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“If your taste, and therefore the taste buds of your soul, have grown accustomed to the flavor of bitterness—and consuming it to the last drop, your playful spirit has run completely dry—do this, and you’ll discover the highly sought but rarely found fountain of youth.

Push far out from the populated shore, then stretch out over the side of your canoe, and peer down into the deep deep waters. When the shark begins to emerge within your reflection, don’t be afraid, let it completely devour your big head, as you have also taught the beast to consume others. Fear not! You will no longer need it on your odyssey. The humiliating disfiguration will kill you but it won’t hurt you.

Rather, it will make space for your heart to turtlehead as an old, wise, and happy sage with an insatiable thirst for the drunkenness of good spirits, that can be found in every home, temple, and tavern that litters the shore, and brings cheer and love of life to the rigid bitter bones.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones, Giants At Play: Finding Wisdom, Courage, And Acceptance To Encounter Your Destiny

“It's when you turn your dreams into reality, that you should never lose sight of them.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“It's you who puts the love into my heart, and the essence into my dreams.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Know that love would stick no matter how hard you are to break into, know that love would stick no matter how protective you have become of your own self. Love would find its way like nothing ever has.”
Suchet chaturvedi

“Sometimes, life will take you to the edge, but love of life will bring you back again.”
Anthony T. Hincks