Life is simply a borrowed Time

“I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.”
--Joseph Campbell
“Life must be lived and curiosity kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”
--Eleanor Roosevelt
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
--Howard Thurman
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
--Marcus Aurelius
“If you're alive, there's a purpose for your life.”
--Rick Warren
“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”
--Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.”
--George Washington
“I want to feel passion, I want to feel pain. I want to weep at the sound of your name. Come make me laugh, come make me cry... just make me feel alive.”
--Joey Lauren Adams
“The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.”
--William Morris
“Keep hope alive!”
--Jesse Jackson
“To have the sense of creative activity is the great happiness and the great proof of being alive.”
--Matthew Arnold
“When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive. Call him a breathing corpse.”
“Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant.”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
“When God loves a creature he wants the creature to know the highest happiness and the deepest misery He wants him to know all that being alive can bring. That is his best gift. There is no happiness save in understanding the whole.”
--Thornton Wilder
“It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we're alive - to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are.”
--Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”
--Thornton Wilder
“I do it as a therapy. I do it as something to keep me alive. We all need a little discipline. Exercise is my discipline.”
--Jack LaLanne
“The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.”
--Oprah Winfrey
“Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.”
--Joseph Campbell
“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.”
--Eleanora Duse
“But what is the use of preaching the Gospel to men whose whole attention is concentrated upon a mad, desperate struggle to keep themselves alive?”
--William Booth
“I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.”
--Vincent Van Gogh
“The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can't have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I'd rather not be in a cage. I'd rather be dead. And it's real simple. And I think it's not that uncommon.”
--Angelina Jolie
“I work to stay alive.”
--Bette Davis
“One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive”
--Friedrich Nietzsche
“Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.”
--Robert H. Schuller
“I'm happy to be alive, I'm happy to be who I am.”
--Michael Jackson
“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”
“You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.”
--Indira Gandhi
“We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about.”
--Joseph Campbell
“One of the greatest sorrows of human exisence is that some people aren't happy merely to be alive but find their happiness only in the misery of others.”
--Dean Koontz
When I stop working the rest of the day is posthumous. I'm only really alive when I'm writing.
--Tennessee Williams
“I can tell you that God is alive because I talked to him this morning.”
--Billy Graham
“I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.”
--Henry Miller
“Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't.”
--Richard Bach
“The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover; it is kept alive by hope and fear, by childish faith, and by cowardice.”
--Clarence Darrow
“Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so indispensable, none so powerful, as hope. Without hope people are only half alive. With hope they dream and think and work.”
--Charles Sawyer
“In the name of the best within you, do not sacrifice this world to those who are its worst. In the name of the values that keep you alive, do not let your vision of man be distorted by the ugly, the cowardly, the mindless in those who have never achieved his title. Do not lose your knowledge that man's proper estate is an upright posture, an intransigent mind and a step that travels unlimited roads. Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won, it exists, it is real, it is possible, it's yours.”
--Ayn Rand
“Right now I'm just delighted to be alive and to have had a nice long bath.”
--Richard Branson
“It is very easy to take for granted the phenomenon that we are each alive, but we must try not to.”
--Alex Grey
“If you suffer, thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.”
--Elbert Hubbard
“The Lord doesn't like us to be dead. Be alive. Sometimes I dance to the glory of the Lord, because He said so.”
--Mahalia Jackson
“History is full of examples of people compromising their beliefs in order to keep themselves alive.”
--Francis Grimke
“From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life.”
--Samuel Johnson
“My mom said the only reason men are alive is for lawn care and vehicle maintenance.”
--Tim Allen
“The night is my companion...solitude my guide....and I would be the one to hold you down, kiss you so hard, I'll take your breath body aches to breathe your breath, your words keep me alive.”
--Sarah McLachlan
“To be alive at all involves some risk.”
--Harold McMillan
“If you're going to be alive and on this planet, you have to, like, suck the marrow out of every day and get the most out of it.”
--Drew Barrymore
“When we love anyone with our whole hearts, life begins when we are with that person; it is only in their company that we are really and truly alive.”
--William Barclay
“By respect for life we become religious in a way that is elementary, profound and alive.”
--Albert Schweitzer
“It's your life. Live it with people who are alive. It tends to be contagious.”
--Peter McWilliams
“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
“Music is what I breath, what I love to do. It keeps me alive.”
--Miley Cyrus
“I'm worth more dead than alive. Don't cry for me after I'm gone; cry for me now.”
--Marlene Dietrich
“Man is a piece of the universe made alive”
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
“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
“I acknowledge the privilege of being alive in a human body at this moment, endowed with senses, memories, emotions, thoughts, and the space of mind in its wisdom aspect.”
--Alex Grey
“Not truth, but faith, it is that keeps the world alive.”
--Edna St. Vincent Millay
“There's place and means for every man alive.”
--William Shakespeare

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