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Quentin Crisp

“You fall out of your mother’s womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave.” – Quentin Crisp

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James M. Barrie

“Life is a long lesson in humility.” – James M. Barrie

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Ogden Nash

“Life is not having been told that the man has just waxed the floor.” – Ogden Nash

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Life Quotes

“We are born wet, naked, and hungry. Then things get worse.” – Unknown

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Roman Gary

“Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man’s superiority to all that befalls him.” – Roman Gary

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Life is Simple

“Life is simple, it’s just not easy.” – Unknown

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Louis Adamic

“My grandfather always said that living is like licking honey off a thorn.” – Louis Adamic

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Havelock Ellis

“To live remains an art which everyone must learn, and which no one can teach.” – Havelock Ellis

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Danny Kaye

“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.” – Danny Kaye

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Ashleigh Brilliant

“My life has a superb cast but I can’t figure out the plot.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

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Hans Christian Anderson

” Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Anderson

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Robert Louis Stevenson

“A great part of life consists in contemplating what we cannot cure.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

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Joseph Wood Krutch

“Anxiety and distress, interrupted occasionally by pleasure, is the normal course of man’s existence.” – Joseph Wood Krutch

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Luigi Pirandello

“Life is little more than a loan shark: It exacts a very high rate of interest for the few pleasures it concedes.” – Luigi Pirandello

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Robert Louis Stevenson

“There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

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H.L. Mencken

“The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line.” – H.L. Mencken

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Mignon McLaughlin

“In life, as in restaurants, we swallow a lot of indigestible stuff just because it comes with the dinner.” – Mignon McLaughlin

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José Ortega y Gasset

“Life is a series of collisions with the future.” – José Ortega y Gasset

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Dennis Wholey

“Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.” – Dennis Wholey

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Albert Camus

“Life is the sum of all your choices.” – Albert Camus