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    “I think it takes an amazing amount of energy to convince oneself that the Forever Person isn't just around the corner. In the end I believe we never do convince ourselves. I know that I found it increasingly hard to maintain the pose of emotional self-sufficiency lying on my bed and sitting at my desk, watching the gulls cartwheeling in the clouds over the bridges, cradling myself in my own arms, breathing warm chocolate-and-vodka breath on a rose I had found on a street corner, trying to force it to bloom.”

    A day ago by shinystar_696 in Life  ID#:631878
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    “A few years ago it dawned on me that everybody past a certain age ... pretty much constantly dreams of being able to escape from their lives. They don't want to be who they are any more. They want out.

    A day ago by shinystar_696 in Life  ID#:631877
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    “My secret is that I need God—that I am sick and can no longer make it alone. I need God to help me give, because I no longer seem to be capable of giving; to help me be kind, as I no longer seem capable of kindness; to help me love, as I seem beyond being able to love.”

    A day ago by shinystar_696 in Life  ID#:631876
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    “You know, I think the people I feel saddest for are the ones who once knew what profoundness was, but who lost or became numb to the sensation of wonder, who felt their emotions floating away and just didn't care. I guess that's what's scariest: not caring about the loss.”

    A day ago by shinystar_696 in Life  ID#:631875
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    “My mind then wandered. I thought of this: I thought of how every day each of us experiences a few little moments that have just a bit more resonance than other moments—we hear a word that sticks in our mind—or maybe we have a small experience that pulls us out of ourselves, if only briefly—we share a hotel elevator with a bride in her veils, say, or a stranger gives us a piece of bread to feed to the mallard ducks in the lagoon; a small child starts a conversation with us in a Dairy Queen—or we have an episode like the one I had with the M&M cars back at the Husky station.

    And if we were to collect these small moments in a notebook and save them over a period of months we would see certain trends emerge from our collection—certain voices would emerge that have been trying to speak through us. We would realize that we have been having another life altogether; one we didn’t even know was going on inside us. And maybe this other life is more important than the one we think of as being real—this clunky day-to-day world of furniture and noise and metal. So just maybe it is these small silent moments which are the true story-making events of our lives.”

    A day ago by shinystar_696 in Life  ID#:631874
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    “Time ticks by; we grow older. Before we know it, too much time has passed and we've missed the chance to have had other people hurt us. To a younger me this sounded like luck; to an older me this sounds like a quiet tragedy.”

    A day ago by shinystar_696 in Life  ID#:631873
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    “And then I felt sad because I realized that once people are broken in certain ways, they can't ever be fixed, and this is something nobody ever tells you when you are young and it never fails to surprise you as you grow older as you see the people in your life break one by one. You wonder when your turn is going to be, or if it's already happened.”

    A day ago by shinystar_696 in Life  ID#:631872
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    Imperfection is the best kind of beauty. It doesn't ask for much, it just wants to be loved.

    A day ago by P.J in Life  ID#:631868
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    A pen takes to the paper to complain.

    It writes of its pain and the life to remain.

    Paragraph after paragraph the message is clear.

    The pen writes of a life that was once so dear.

    Now the opportunities have disappeared.

    And the future is to be feared.

    Slowly but surely the pen is tiring.

    And the stories are no longer inspiring.

    The story ends and the pen rests.

    But the pain is strong and this life’s journey is only one of a few tests.

    A day ago by Engineer in Life  ID#:631858
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    Hard headed soft hearted.

    A day ago by The_True_Me in Life  ID#:631841

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