J. K. RowlingDo not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.
William ShakespeareI may neither choose who I would, nor refuse who I dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father.
Mark TwainDon’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Dr. SeussFantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.
Agatha ChristieI like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
William ShakespeareAnd why not death rather than living torment? To die is to be banish'd from myself; And Silvia is myself: banish'd from her Is self from self: a deadly banishment!
Oscar WildeSelfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.
John GrishamIn life, finding a voice is speaking and living the truth. Each of you is an original. Each of you has a distinctive voice. When you find it, your story will be told. You will be heard.
Mother TeresaLet no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.
Haruki MurakamiBut I didn't understand then. That I could hurt somebody so badly she would never recover. That a person can, just by living, damage another human being beyond repair.
F. Scott FitzgeraldIt was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.
There are no easy answers, there's only living through the questions.
Orhan PamukModernity means overabundance. We are living in the age of mass-produced objects, things that come without announcing themselves and end up on our tables, on our walls. We use them - most of us don't even notice them - and then they vanish without fanfare.
Henry Van DykeLove is not getting, but giving; It is goodness, and honor, and peace and pure living.
Margaret AtwoodVampires get the joy of flying around and living forever, werewolves get the joy of animal spirits. But zombies, they're not rich, or aristocratic, they shuffle around. They're a group phenomenon, they're not very fast, they're quite sickly. So what's the pleasure of being one?
David ByrnePerforming is a thing in itself, a distinct skill, different from making recordings. And for those who can do it, it's a way to make a living.
Oscar WildeThere are moments when one has to choose between living one's own life, fully, entirely, completely-or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands.
Paulo CoelhoLife is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Haruki MurakamiThe answer is dreams. Dreaming on and on. Entering the world of dreams and never coming out. Living in dreams for the rest of time.
AristotleThose who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
Audrey HepburnLiving is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering - because you can't take it in all at once.
Albert EinsteinOur task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty.
Nicholas SparksA living poem" had always been the words that came to mind when he tried to describe her to others.
Hans Christian AndersenJust living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Gordon B. HinckleyIn all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.
Kurt VonnegutWho is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?
Milan KunderaWe can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come.
Anne FrankI don't want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!
Johnny DeppThere are four questions of value in life... What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living "for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is same. Only love.
Aaron CoplandMost people use music as a couch; they want to be pillowed on it, relaxed and consoled for the stress of daily living. But serious music was never meant to be soporific.
Sylvia PlathLiving with him is like being told a perpetual story: his mind is the biggest, most imaginative I have ever met. I could live in its growing countries forever.
Haruki MurakamiWhat do you think? I'm not a starfish or a pepper tree. I'm a living, breathing human being. Of course I've been in love.
Albert SchweitzerUntil he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
Nelson MandelaThere is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Haruki MurakamiI realize full well how hard it must be to go on living alone in a place from which someone has left you, but there is nothing so cruel in this world as the desolation of having nothing to hope for.
Robert F. KennedyWe must continue to prove to the world that we can provide a rising standard of living for all men without loss of civil rights or human dignity to any man.
Robert F. KennedyLawyers have their duties as citizens, but they also have special duties as lawyers. Their obligations go far deeper than earning a living as specialists in corporation or tax law. They have a continuing responsibility to uphold the fundamental principles of justice from which the law cannot depart.
Thor HeyerdahlIt is also rarer to find happiness in a man surrounded by the miracles of technology than among people living in the desert of the jungle and who by the standards set by our society would be considered destitute and out of touch.
Albert EinsteinIt is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.
Charles DickensThe broken heart. You think you will die, but you just keep living, day after day after terrible day.
Bob MarleyBeginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.
August WilsonMost of black America is in housing projects, without jobs, living on welfare. And this is not the case in 'The Cosby Show,' because all the values in that household are strictly what I would call white American values.
Roseanne BarrI used to want to be a movie star so I wouldn't have to live in trailers anymore. And now that I make movies, I spend a lot of my life living in trailers.
Theodore RooseveltThe things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Ernest HemingwayWhen writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.
Martha GrahamAll that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.
Pablo NerudaIf suddenly you do not exist, If suddenly you are not living, I shall go on living. I do not dare, I do not dare to write it, if you die. I shall go on living.
Betty FriedanMen, also, have in them enormous capacities that they have to repress and fear in themselves, living up to this obsolete and brutal man-eating, bear-killing, Ernest Hemingway, crewcut Prussian sadistic, napalm all the children in Vietnam, bang-bang you're dead, image of masculinity, the image of all powerful masculine superiority that is absolute.
Roseanne BarrI will barnstorm American living rooms. Mainstream media will be unable to ignore me, but more importantly they will be unable to overlook the needs of average Americans in the run-up to the 2012 election.
Maya AngelouA woman who is convinced that she deserves to accept only the best challenges herself to give the best. Then she is living phenomenally.
Robert F. KennedyA high standard of living cannot remain the exclusive possession of the West - and the sooner we can help other peoples to develop their resources, raise their living standards, and strengthen their national independence, the safer the world will be for us all.
Maya AngelouLiving well is an art that can be developed: a love of life and ability to take great pleasure from small offerings and assurance that the world owes you nothing and that every gift is exactly that, a gift.
Barbra StreisandI remember when I was 5 living on Pulaski Street in Brooklyn, the hallway of our building had a brass banister and a great sound, a great echo system. I used to sing in the hallway.
Friedrich NietzscheTrue, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness.
Ayn RandWhat greater wealth is there than to own your life and to spend it on growing? Every living thing must grow. It can't stand still. It must grow or perish.
Bertrand RussellIt is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
Daisaku IkedaThe profound unity of subjective existence and objective environment leads naturally to the idea that the life-force of one human being can affect other living beings and even the fundamental being of humankind as a whole. Furthermore, the minds of humankind fuse into one and exert a continuous influence, both physical and spiritual, on other living beings and on the whole of nature.
Michael JacksonTo live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?
Kurt VonnegutI think you guys are going to have to come up with a lot of wonderful new lies, or people just aren't going to want to go on living.
Gerard WayI am not afraid to keep on living. I am not afraid to walk this world alone. Honey if you stay you'll be forgiven, nothing you can say will set me going home.
Susan B. AnthonyI 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.
Milan KunderaLiving is being happy: seeing, hearing, touching, drinking, eating, urinating, defecating, diving into the water and gazing at the sky, laughing and crying.
Carl SaganThe beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.
Angelina JolieI don't believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don't judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free
John UpdikeThe true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.
George Bernard ShawLiquor is the chloroform which enables the poor man to endure the painful operation of living.
Alan MooreVI VERI VENIVERSUM VIVUS VICI. By the Power of Truth, I, while living, have Conquered the Universe.
Andy RooneyOne of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly." ~ (1919-), American writer, producer, humorist.
Joseph StalinIt is difficult for me to imagine what “personal liberty” is enjoyed by an unemployed hungry person. True freedom can only be where there is no exploitation and oppression of one person by another; where there is not unemployment, and where a person is not living in fear of losing his job, his home and his bread. Only in such a society personal and any other freedom can exist for real and not on paper.
Bernie SandersOur job is to do two things - to defeat Donald Trump and to elect Hillary Clinton. It is easy to boo, but it is harder to look your kids in the face if we are living under a Trump presidency.
Robert F. KennedyWhen our forbears - yours and mine - came to America, they came because this country promised them something. It promised them an opportunity, nourished by education, not merely to grind for a bare living, but to strive for a good life.
John WayneI'd like to know why well-educated idiots keep apologizing for lazy and complaining people who think the world owes them a living.