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Random quote of the day:

“All the hardest, coldest people you meet were once as soft as water. And that’s the tragedy of living.”

—Iain S. Thomas, “I Wrote This For You,” March 2, 2009

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Random quote of the day:

“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”

—William James, “Is Life Worth Living?” The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy

 

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Random quote of the day:

“I promise to make you so alive that
the fall of dust on furniture will deafen you…”

—Nina Cassian, “Ordeal” (tr. Michael Impey and Brian Swann)

 

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Random quote of the day:

“The fact remains that getting people right is not what living is all about anyway. It’s getting them wrong that is living, getting them wrong and wrong and wrong and then, on careful reconsideration, getting them wrong again. That’s how we know we’re alive: we’re wrong.”

—Phillip Roth, American Pastoral

 

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Random quote of the day:

“My grandfather always said that living was like licking honey off a thorn.”

—attributed to Louis Adamic

 

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Random quote of the day:

“The trouble is if you don’t spend your life yourself, other people spend it for you.”

—Peter Shaffer, Five Finger Exercise: A Play

 

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Random quote of the day:

“The paradox of human life is precisely that one tries to be and, in the long run, merely exists.”

—Simone de Beauvoir, The Paris Review, Spring-Summer 1965, No. 34

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Disclaimer: The views expressed in this random quote of the day do not necessarily reflect the views of the poster, her immediate family, Lucy and Ethel, Justin Bieber, or the Kardashian Klan. They do, however, sometimes reflect the views of the Cottingley Fairies.

 

Random quote of the day:

“Try to learn to breathe deeply, really taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”

—William Saroyan, Preface, The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze and Other Stories

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Random quote of the day:

“There are only three things which make life worth living: to be writing a tolerably good book, to be in a dinner party of six, and to be travelling south with someone whom your conscience permits you to love.”

—Cyril Connolly, in a Daily Express symposium, quoted by Alec Waugh in “Self-Portrait – Nearing Sixty,” My Brother Evelyn & Other Profiles

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Random quote of the day:

“Life is a maze in which we take the wrong turning before we have learnt to walk.”

—Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave

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