Quotations on Life

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Nothing is as dangerous in architecture as dealing with separated problems. If we split life into separated problems we split the possibilities to make good building art.
- Alvar Aalto
(Keywords: Architecture, Art, Life, Building, Nothing, Possibilities, Problems)

Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together.
- Alvar Aalto
(Keywords: Art, Life, Building, Harmony, Thinking)

Does not the very word 'creative' mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act - rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life - not death.
- Berenice Abbott
(Keywords: Death, Life, Positive, Act, Living, Photography, Song, Word)

When they talk of ghosts of the dead who wander in the night with things still undone in life, they approximate my subjective experience of this life.
- Jack Henry Abbott
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Night, Talk)

Imagine a thousand more such daily intrusions in your life, every hour and minute of every day, and you can grasp the source of this paranoia, this anger that could consume me at any moment if I lost control.
- Jack Henry Abbott
(Keywords: Anger, Life, Control, Day, Paranoia)

A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death.
- Lucius Accius
(Keywords: Death, Life, Disgrace, Man)

I always had a larger view. I'm interested in real life - my family, my friends. I have tried never to define myself by my success, whatever that is. My happiness is way beyond roles and awards.
- Amy Adams
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Family, Success, Awards, Friends)

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
- Brooks Adams
(Keywords: Friendship, Life, Thought, Community, Needs, Rivalry)

There must be a day or two in a man's life when he is the precise age for something important.
- Franklin P. Adams
(Keywords: Age, Life, Day, Man)

One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
- Henry B. Adams
(Keywords: Friendship, Life, Thought, Community, Needs, Rivalry)

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Love, Hope)

Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Nature, Life, Calamity, Grief, Humanity, Treatment)

If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Brother, Genius, Friend, Hope, Perseverance, Caution, Succeed)

In the investigation of a neurotic style of life, we must always suspect an opponent, and note who suffers most because of the patient's condition. Usually this is a member of the family.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Family, Life, Investigation, Style)

The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction.
- Mortimer Adler
(Keywords: Education, Happiness, Life, End, Enjoyment, Possession, Satisfaction)

The actor cannot afford to look only to his own life for all his material nor pull strictly from his own experience to find his acting choices and feelings.
- Stella Adler
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Feelings, Acting, Actor, Choices)

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
- Stella Adler
(Keywords: Art, Life, Soul)

Sure, I suffered a lot. But it's not like the end of the world and it's not who I am. I lead quite a pleasant life and I'm able to divorce a perceived reality from my actual experience of life.
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Divorce, End, Reality, World)

I'm much more interested in what an actor has to say about something substantial and important than who they're dating or what clothes they're wearing or some other asinine, insignificant aspect of their life.
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: Dating, Life, Actor, Clothes)

Yes, for a long time but I admired her and respected everything that I could sort of see in her from a distance, the pillars of her life, the loyalties, the relationships. It all got my interest and also the looks.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: Time, Life, Interest, Relationships)

You know my dad pushed me to believe that I was going to be the best. I just never thought of life without tennis, even looking forward.
- Andre Agassi
(Keywords: Dad, Life, Thought, Tennis)

I decided to study special education and fell in love with working with individuals with autism. That's what I planned to do with my life.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: Education, Life, Love, Study)

This was Shakespeare's form; who walked in every path of human life, felt every passion; and to all mankind doth now, will ever, that experience yield which his own genius only could acquire.
- Mark Akenside
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Genius, Mankind, Now, Passion, Shakespeare, Will, Yield)

I oppose any attempt to grant homosexual unions the same legal privileges that civil government affords to traditional marriage and family life.
- Todd Akin
(Keywords: Family, Government, Legal, Life, Marriage)

Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.
- Louisa May Alcott
(Keywords: Age, Life, Success, Time, Work, Day, Old, Play, Will, Worth, Youth)

There's a need for accepting responsibility - for a person's life and making choices that are not just ones for immediate short-term comfort. You need to make an investment, and the investment is in health and education.
- Buzz Aldrin
(Keywords: Education, Health, Life, Choices, Comfort, Investment, Responsibility)

The purpose of human life and the sense of happiness is to give the maximum what the man is able to give.
- Alexander Alekhine
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Purpose, Man, Sense)

Such being the nature of mental life, the business of psychology is primarily to describe in detail the various forms which attention or conation assumes upon the different levels of that life.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Business, Life, Nature, Attention, Being, Detail, Psychology)

Hollywood looks to these young people now to say something to the world. I have nothing against that, I think a lot of people have things to say. But I think you need life experience.
- Sasha Alexander
(Keywords: Experience, Life, People, Hollywood, Nothing, Now, World)

No period of my life has been one of such unmixed happiness as the four years which have been spent within college walls.
- Horatio Alger
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, College, Years)

Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you.
- Muhammad Ali
(Keywords: Car, Life, People, Accidents, Day, Hurt, Will)

Old age is just a record of one's whole life.
- Muhammad Ali
(Keywords: Age, Life, Old)

We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last.
- Muhammad Ali
(Keywords: God, Life, Past, Will)

Newborn screening is a public health intervention that involves a simple blood test used to identify many life-threatening genetic illnesses before any symptoms begin.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Health, Life, Blood, Public)

Growing up in a violent home is a terrifying and traumatic experience that can affect every aspect of a child's life, growth, and development.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Experience, Home, Life, Development, Growth, Growing up)

Among our own people also the church sorely needs clergy in close touch with the ordinary life of the laity, living the life of ordinary men, sharing their difficulties and understanding their trials by close personal experience.
- Roland Allen
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Men, People, Church, Difficulties, Living, Needs, Sharing, Trials, Understanding)

When push comes to shove, it ain't the science that's going to lift you up-it's the belief, the spiritual side of life, that's going to lift you up, no matter what religion you are.
- Kirstie Alley
(Keywords: Religion, Science, Life, Belief, Spiritual)

Indians today are governed by two different ideologies. Their political ideal set in the preamble of the Constitution affirms a life of liberty, equality and fraternity. Their social ideal embodied in their religion denies them.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Equality, Life, Religion, Constitution, Liberty, Today)

Crazy Horse saw history as integrated in the present, incorporated into daily life.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: History, Life, Present)

Let us be true: this is the highest maxim of art and of life, the secret of eloquence and of virtue, and of all moral authority.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Art, Life, Virtue, Authority, Eloquence, Maxim)

Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Common sense, Measure)

We had common interests in the beauty of the French language. We both had a tremendous love of jazz. We shared dreams of getting married and having a family, living in the country, leading an idyllic life.
- David Amram
(Keywords: Beauty, Dreams, Life, Love, Family, Country, Jazz, Language, Leading, Living)

Aside from my work, in my everyday private life, I'm not a very adventureous person. I don't look for change.
- Namie Amuro
(Keywords: Change, Life, Work)

My mother speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her, that it is a living death, etc. By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives, telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus ease my mother's anxiety.
- Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
(Keywords: Home, Death, Mother, Life, Anxiety, Being, Duty, Letters, Living, Pain, Post, Relatives)

I have a tendency to go through my life at full speed and as a one-man band, and so I don't generally stop and take in other people enough to develop many relationships. I'm starting to regret that a bit. I want to change it.
- Gillian Anderson
(Keywords: Change, Life, People, Regret, Relationships, Want)

Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.
- Greg Anderson
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Love, Wisdom, Creativity, Wellness, Day, Expectations, Worth)

My dad is a bank president and my mom was an accountant and they didn't think that seeking the life of a freelance writer was very practical, you see. Of course, I was just as determined to do it.
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Keywords: Dad, Life, Mom, President, Writer)

As you look back at your life, there are just a million different things that have happened, just in the right way, to allow you to make your dreams come true. And you know, someone has all that under control.
- Michael P. Anderson
(Keywords: Dreams, Life, Control, Right)

My art will reflect not necessarily conscious politics but the unanalysed politics of my life.
- Carl Andre
(Keywords: Art, Life, Politics, Will)

As I suffer in the defence of my Country, I must consider this hour as the most glorious of my life -Remember that I die as becomes a British Officer, while the manner of my death must reflect disgrace on your Commander.
- John Andre
(Keywords: Death, Life, Country, Disgrace)



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