Simple Life Quotes

Quotes tagged as "simple-life" (showing 1-30 of 108)
Nora Ephron
“I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally

John Burroughs
“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring — these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”
John Burroughs, Leaf and Tendril

Dean Koontz
“Stay low, stay quiet, keep it simple, don't expect too much, enjoy what you have.”
Dean Koontz

Victoria Moran
“A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with—that’s poverty—but how efficiently we can put first things first. . . . When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar. (148)”
Victoria Moran, Lit From Within: Tending Your Soul For Lifelong Beauty

Henry David Thoreau
“It is desirable that a man live in all respects so simply and preparedly that if an enemy take the town... he can walk out the gate empty-handed and without anxiety.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Haruki Murakami
“There had to be something wrong with my life. I should have been born a Yugoslavian shepherd who looked up at the Big Dipper every night.”
Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Elaine St. James
“...there are often many things we feel we should do that, in fact, we don't really have to do. Getting to the point where we can tell the difference is a major milestone in the simplification process.”
Elaine St. James, Living the Simple Life: A Guide to Scaling Down and Enjoying More

Liu Cixin
“I’m a simple man without a lot of complicated twists and turns. Look down my throat and you can see out my ass.”
Liu Cixin, The Three-Body Problem

Shannon L. Alder
“Life is as simple as these three questions: What do I want? Why do I want it? And, how will I achieve it?”
Shannon L. Alder

“Well, all I need is the air I breathe and a place to rest my head.”
Hal Leonard Publishing Company, OneRepublic: Dreaming Out Loud

“The greatest challenge in life is to be our own person and accept that being different is a blessing and not a curse. A person who knows who they are lives a simple life by eliminating from their orbit anything that does not align with his or her overriding purpose and values. A person must be selective with their time and energy because both elements of life are limited.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Nâzım Hikmet Ran
“Haven't you ever thought of living
unconsciously like bears, sniffing the earth,
close to pears and the mossy dark,
far from human voices and fire?

- On İbrahim Balaban's Painting "Spring"
Nâzım Hikmet Ran, Poems of Nazım Hikmet

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Silent our body is a sacred temple,
A place to connect with other people.
Can't we just stay any younger?
Really, we might keep it stronger,
Elated, rather than so tilted or feeble!!”
Ana Claudia Antunes, ACross Tic

J.R. Rim
“Tell the truth. It's your duty to do so. It's up to them how they take in the information. Keep it real.”
J.R. Rim

“The simple life is an authentic life.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Banana Yoshimoto
“Looking out at the lake, drinking good tea. That's his only luxury.
And what an enormous luxury that was.”
Banana Yoshimoto, The Lake

Jaroslav Seifert
“Love is something huge
You’ll find out that
Even if there were revolution in the whole wide world
Still somewhere on green grass
Lovers would have time to hold hands
And lean their heads towards one another.”
Jaroslav Seifert

“A minimalist by intent, I live a beautiful life with fewer things—simple, yet full.”
Laurie Buchanan, PhD

“The mind provides a person with the mental fortitude to survive any physical or spiritual crisis. For the present time, I am satisfying myself by building a little shop in the back of my mind, a place where stillness resides and a jangle of thoughts can come and visit. I am building a room of my own, a room that I can retreat to when needed, a place where I am always welcomed regardless of the trappings of this ordinary and finite life. I do not need much as far as earthy rewards, but I certainly will not spurn food, drink, companionship, love, affection, friendship, or other physical, emotional, spiritual, aesthetic, and sensuous pleasures that find their way to my humble doorstep.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“هذا العالم أصبح مبالغاً فيه أكثر مما يجب، تعال يا صديقي نصنع من حبل بساطتنا أرجوحة تحلق نحو الحلم نحو الطموح من دون بهرجة كاذبة ؛ من دون تصفيق منافق من دون صعود للأسفل”
عائشة الجغيمان, خارج الطقس

“Life is lived in the moments of simplicity!”
Avijeet Das

Mehmet Murat ildan
“To realise the soothing power of simple life is to find the secret of happiness!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“For the modern solitary, the quest for silence has vastly broader boundaries than what one's predecessors faced. Solitude is real only when it is relative to the world in which it is lived. It is unreal if attempted in fantasy--as though telephones and fax machines, the Internet and E-mail did not exist. (36)”
Barbara Erakko Taylor, Silent Dwellers: Embracing the Solitary Life

Jason Medina
“Life would be simpler without paying bills and the common worries we have today, although I’m not so sure I like replacing them with the constant threat of zombies.”
Jason Medina, The Manhattanville Incident: An Undead Novel

Jackson Pearce
“They want me. I want them. I want this place. I want everything to be simple and beautiful and warm.”
Jackson Pearce, Cold Spell

“Life is truly beautiful in simplicity. When we lead a simple life we achieve an unknown happiness - a happiness that surpasses any other form of happiness.

And "Forest Gump" has always been one
of my all time favorite movies in life. So I yearn to lead a life like that of Forest Gump!

For me my ideal is Forrest Gump.

Hope I live upto my ideal.”
Avijeet Das

“I have a few thoughts to share with all of you:

Life is truly beautiful in simplicity. When we lead a simple life we achieve an unknown happiness - a happiness that surpasses any other form of happiness.

And "Forest Gump" has always been one
of my all time favorite movies in life. So I yearn to lead a life like that of Forrest Gump!

For me my ideal is Forrest Gump.

Hope I live up to my ideal.”
Avijeet Das

Эльчин Сафарли
“Интересно, что чье отражение, море - неба или небо - моря?”
Эльчин Сафарли, Расскажи мне о море

“Here Jesse Keyes has discussed about Developing Positive Thinking to Lead a Productive Life. Learn to trust yourself to make your life fulfilling and happy.”

Michael Zadoorian
“I thought that nothing enormously bad or good had happened to me during my life. All the normal things had occurred. I had lived a completely unremarkable life. I wanted only my home, and the love and safety of those around me, nothing else. I knew there was no particular reason why I was put on this earth, but here I was and I was glad to be here, awed by the beauty of it. It was a perfect moment. (p.99)”
Michael Zadoorian, The Leisure Seeker

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