Quotations on Living
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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)
It seems difficult, sometimes, to believe that there was a time when sentiments now become habitual, sentiments that imply not only the original imperative of conduct, but the original metaphysic of living, were by no means altogether habitual.
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Keywords: Time, Living, Now)
When I began we did not really have a lot of First Amendment law. It is really surprising to think of it this way, but a lot of the law - most of the law that relates to the First Amendment freedom of the press in America - is really within living memory.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: America, First, Freedom, Law, Living, Memory, Press)
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life IS worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
- James Truslow Adams
(Keywords: Life, Belief, Fact, Help, Living, Will, Worth)
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Government, Power, Trust, Danger, Liberty, Living, Man, Maxim, Public)
Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish books and make a living from writing poetry. That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess.
- Robert Adamson
(Keywords: Poetry, Books, Living, Pretty, Writing)
Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.
- Jane Addams
(Keywords: Men, Civilization, Attitude, Living, Respect)
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Life, Living, Reading)
It is a rare American who does not have some story about how music has made our lives richer and more interesting, how it has changed our moods, brought out the best in our character and even sometimes helped us earn a living.
- Lamar Alexander
(Keywords: Music, Character, American, Living, Moods)
When I graduated college I needed to make money while I was pursuing acting, so I read screenplays and made a living writing coverage on them for studios.
- Sasha Alexander
(Keywords: Money, Acting, College, Living, Writing)
I confront the European elite's self-image as tolerant 'while under their noses women are living like slaves.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali
(Keywords: Women, Living, Noses, Self)
We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.
- Fred Allen
(Keywords: History, Time, Age, Comedy, First, Jokes, Living, Machine)
I loved living and breathing theatre so much that I decided I had to find a way to bring my desire to act and my ability to support myself together. I'd run through the possibilities in Washington, so that meant moving to New York.
- Karen Allen
(Keywords: Ability, Act, Desire, Living, Possibilities, Support, Theatre, Washington)
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)
Writing is not the easiest way to make a living. Your work long hours, usually all by yourself. It is not a way to make money.
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Money, Work, Living, Writing)
Trial by jury. Live wherever you can make a living. How could a government based on such principles fail?
- Stephen Ambrose
(Keywords: Government, Jury, Living, Principles)
For two years living in a neutral country I have been able to see through the haze of propaganda to reach something which my conscience tells me is the truth.
- John Amery
(Keywords: Truth, Conscience, Country, Living, Propaganda, Years)
So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Being, Living, Self)
Once every five hundred years or so, a summary statement about poetry comes along that we can't imagine ourselves living without.
- A. R. Ammons
(Keywords: Poetry, Living, Years)
I love to fly. I always wanted to fly. It's been one of my dreams since I was 3 years old. I remember saying to my mom, 3 years old, every day, 'I can fly!' Living on the ninth floor, it was dangerous.
- Elena Anaya
(Keywords: Dreams, Love, Mom, Day, Living, Old, Saying, Years)
Everything is just better in California - the wine, the food, fruits and vegetables, the comforts of living. Even the instrumentalists are generous and curious. Everything is wonderful.
- Beth Anderson
(Keywords: Food, Living, Wine)
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)
All of my work is based on nature. I grew up in a rural environment and living in the Bay Area allows for immediate access to wonderful natural environs. Basically nature is my Genus Loci, or the place where my spirit resides.
- Judith Anderson
(Keywords: Nature, Work, Environment, Living, Spirit)
Being a father, well, I don't know if this is a change, but it makes me want to get out of here faster. Get off the clock. Just 'cause the baby is my reason for living, my reason for coming to work.
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Keywords: Work, Change, Father, Baby, Being, Living, Reason, Want)
People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present. I've got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them. There's no future in it.
- Sparky Anderson
(Keywords: People, Faults, Future, Living, Past, Present)
I recognize my limits but when I look around I realise I am not living exactly in a world of giants.
- Giulio Andreotti
(Keywords: Giants, Limits, Living, World)
I have a problem with censorship by the lawyer - by legal people by the publishing firm, and I may be changing publishers. They don't seem to want to take too many risks with living people.
- Kenneth Anger
(Keywords: Legal, People, Censorship, Living, May, Publishing, Want)
Have a working spouse, because you won't earn a living from writing - not at first, if ever. My wife worked for years to support us.
- Piers Anthony
(Keywords: Wife, First, Living, Support, Writing, Years)
I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.
- Susan B. Anthony
(Keywords: Earth, Independence, Living, Security, Sense)
His struggle for a bare living left him no time to take advantage of the public evening school. In time he learned to read, to follow a conversation or lecture; but he never learned to write correctly; and his pronunciation remains extremely foreign to this day.
- Mary Antin
(Keywords: Time, Conversation, Day, Evening, Living, Public, School, Struggle)
The ultimate end of human acts is eudaimonia, happiness in the sense of living well, which all men desire; all acts are but different means chosen to arrive at it.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Happiness, Men, Desire, End, Living, Sense)
In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Death, Living, Order)
Rather than be asked to abandon one's own heritage and to adapt to the mores of the new country, one was expected to possess a treasure of foreign skills and customs that would enrich the resources of American living.
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Keywords: American, Country, Living, Treasure)
Sleep - death without dying - living, but not life.
- Edwin Arnold
(Keywords: Death, Life, Dying, Living, Sleep)
I want ordinary people to enjoy a decent standard of living, with ever increasing security, comfort and joy.
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
(Keywords: People, Comfort, Joy, Living, Security, Want)
John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.
- Isaac Asimov
(Keywords: War, Living, World, World war)
Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.
- Isaac Asimov
(Keywords: War, Living, World, World war)
It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
- David Attenborough
(Keywords: Life, Beauty, Excitement, Interest, Living, World, Worth)
I can scarcely manage to scribble a tolerable English letter. I know that I am not a scholar, but meantime I am aware that no man living knows better than I do the habits of our birds.
- John James Audubon
(Keywords: Birds, English, Habits, Living, Man)
I had an idea for a story about a young woman who was living with people who were different, not just superficially different - such as hair colour, or eye colour, or skin colour - but different in some significant way.
- Jean M. Auel
(Keywords: People, Idea, Eye, Hair, Living, Skin, Woman)
Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Wife, Opportunity, Act, Adultery, Evil, Living, Man, Obvious, Passion, Reason)
The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
- Marcus Aurelius
(Keywords: Art, Dancing, Living, Wrestling)
Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more: Peace in the hearts of all men living, peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving.
- Joseph Auslander
(Keywords: Men, Peace, Living, Thanksgiving, World)
It is like living in a wilderness of mirrors. No fact goes unchallenged.
- Bruce Babbitt
(Keywords: Fact, Living, Wilderness)
Happiness is the reward we get for living to the highest right we know.
- Richard Bach
(Keywords: Happiness, Living, Reward, Right)
For me, as a beginning novelist, all other living writers form a control group for whom the world is a placebo.
- Nicholson Baker
(Keywords: Control, Beginning, Living, World, Writers)
Probably people always feel that they are living in a time of transition, but we can hardly be mistaken perhaps in thinking that this is an era of particularly momentous change, rapid and proceeding at an ever quickening rate.
- Emily Greene Balch
(Keywords: Time, Change, People, Living, Thinking)
When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Habit, Living, Quotation)
I'm very focused on the world and my career and my Porsche turbo and making money and Stevie B. Inc. I'm just living according to the standards of the world.
- Stephen Baldwin
(Keywords: Money, Career, Living, World)
I have this theory that, depending on your attitude, your life doesn't have to become this ridiculous charade that it seems so many people end up living.
- Christian Bale
(Keywords: Life, People, Attitude, End, Living, Theory)