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Sayings about Life

You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave. - Quentin Crisp, quoted in Return of the Portable Curmudgeon

Live every day as if it were your last and then some day you'll be right.  --H.H. "Breaker" Morant

Life is a long lesson in humility. -- James M. Barrie, quoted in Return of the Portable Curmudgeon

Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead. --Scottish Proverb

Warning:  Dates in Calendar are closer than they appear.  ~Author Unknown

Work like no one is watching, love like you don't need the money and dance like you've never been hurt. -- John Nordin, adapting a popular saying.

Life is like a sewer: What you get out of it depends on what you put into it. – Tom Lehrer

We are born naked, wet, and hungry. Then things get worse.

When your life flashes before your eyes, make sure you've got plenty to watch.  ~Author unknown, from a television commercial

Life's a bleach and then you dye.

I've always been interested in people, but I've never liked them.- Somerset Maugham quoted in The 637 best things anybody ever said.

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.  ~Hector Berlioz

Life is complex. It has both real and imaginary parts.

We live in a society where pizza gets to your house before the police.

Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon. - Woody Allen

More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly. - Woody Allen

It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens. - Woody Allen

Last modified 8/7/07; posted 11/6/04; original content © 2007, 2004 John P. Nordin