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A collection of quotes to motivate you to get more out of your life.

Inspiring Quotes About Living Life To The Fullest

Are you living the right kind of life, or are you simply going through the wheels of time? If you simply go to bed each night without cognizance of your day, is it a fulfilled life? Many people go through life without any thought. Some, however, choose to question their way of life and living. It simply means that their everyday living is being introspected. When they question this, they also understand that living simply does not mean surviving each day. It means doing what you want to do to the best of your abilities. Living can be at an individualistic level or at a community level. To achieve a sense of self, every person must question their way of living. It informs their way of life and being. When you can actively think about these things, you are sure to bring about the desired changes in your life. Here are some inspiring quotes to help you live life to the fullest.

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.

Dr. Seuss

Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.

J. K. Rowling

I 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.

William Shakespeare

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

Mark Twain

Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.

Dr. Seuss

I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.

Marilyn Monroe

The unexamined life is not worth living.


I 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.

Agatha Christie

And 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!

William Shakespeare

What's the good of living if you don't try a few things?

Charles M. Schulz

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.

Oscar Wilde

In 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.

John Grisham

Let 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.

Mother Teresa

But 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.

Haruki Murakami

Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.

John Lennon

It 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.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

There are no easy answers, there's only living through the questions.

Elizabeth George

Modernity 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.

Orhan Pamuk

Love is not getting, but giving; It is goodness, and honor, and peace and pure living.

Henry Van Dyke

Vampires 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?

Margaret Atwood

Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.

Mary Oliver

Performing 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.

David Byrne

There 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.

Oscar Wilde

Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.

Paulo Coelho

Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?

Bob Marley

The answer is dreams. Dreaming on and on. Entering the world of dreams and never coming out. Living in dreams for the rest of time.

Haruki Murakami

Those 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.


Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.

Steve Jobs

Living 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.

Audrey Hepburn

The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.


Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.

Anton Chekhov

Living is a horizontal fall.

Jean Cocteau

Our 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.

Albert Einstein

My feet will want to walk to where you are sleeping but I shall go on living.

Pablo Neruda

A living poem" had always been the words that came to mind when he tried to describe her to others.

Nicholas Sparks

Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

Hans Christian Andersen

I can't stand it to think my life is going so fast and I'm not really living it.

Ernest Hemingway

In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.

Gordon B. Hinckley

Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?

Kurt Vonnegut

We 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.

Milan Kundera

I 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!

Anne Frank

There 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.

Johnny Depp

Most 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.

Aaron Copland

Living 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.

Sylvia Plath

What 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.

Haruki Murakami

Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.

Albert Schweitzer

...[A]nything worth dying for ... is certainly worth living for.

Joseph Heller

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

Nelson Mandela

I 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.

Haruki Murakami

We 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. Kennedy

Lawyers 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.

Robert F. Kennedy

It 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.

Thor Heyerdahl

It 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.

Albert Einstein

The broken heart. You think you will die, but you just keep living, day after day after terrible day.

Charles Dickens

So much working, reading, thinking, living to do! A lifetime is not long enough.

Sylvia Plath

Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.

Bob Marley

Obscurity and a competence—that is the life that is best worth living.

Mark Twain

The practice of art isn't to make a living. It's to make your soul grow.

Kurt Vonnegut

What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying.

Albert Camus

Most 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.

August Wilson

One hour of right-down love is worth an age of dully living on.

Aphra Behn

I believe in living with the camera, and not using the camera.

Dorothea Lange

The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.

Bruce Lee

For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.

Elie Wiesel

I 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.

Roseanne Barr

The real loneliness is living among all these kind people who only ask one to pretend!

Edith Wharton

The 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.

Theodore Roosevelt

When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.

Ernest Hemingway

All 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.

Martha Graham

The best revenge is living well without you.

Joyce Carol Oates

If 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.

Pablo Neruda

Men, 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.

Betty Friedan

I 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.

Roseanne Barr

A woman who is convinced that she deserves to accept only the best challenges herself to give the best. Then she is living phenomenally.

Maya Angelou

A 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.

Robert F. Kennedy

Living 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.

Maya Angelou

I wish to go on living even after my death.

Anne Frank

I 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.

Barbra Streisand

True, 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.

Friedrich Nietzsche

What 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.

Ayn Rand

It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else that prevents us from living freely and nobly.

Bertrand Russell

The 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.

Daisaku Ikeda

We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.


To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?

Michael Jackson

I 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.

Kurt Vonnegut

I 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.

Gerard Way

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

Living is being happy: seeing, hearing, touching, drinking, eating, urinating, defecating, diving into the water and gazing at the sky, laughing and crying.

Milan Kundera

The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.

Carl Sagan

The difficult thing isn't living with other people, it's understanding them.

José Saramago

I 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

Angelina Jolie

The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.

John Updike

Liquor is the chloroform which enables the poor man to endure the painful operation of living.

George Bernard Shaw

VI VERI VENIVERSUM VIVUS VICI. By the Power of Truth, I, while living, have Conquered the Universe.

Alan Moore

We are always getting ready to live but never living.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

One 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.

Andy Rooney

It 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.

Joseph Stalin

Our 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.

Bernie Sanders

The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.

Charles Darwin

When 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.

Robert F. Kennedy

What am I living for and what am I dying for are the same question.

Margaret Atwood

I'd like to know why well-educated idiots keep apologizing for lazy and complaining people who think the world owes them a living.

John Wayne

I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.

E. E. Cummings