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Alive Quotes and Sayings
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Please enjoy these Alive Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

 

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 is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

Life was meant to be lived,
and curiosity must be kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason,
turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

By having a reverence for life,
we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.
By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake
is to be continually thrown out of the nest.
- Pema Chodron

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
- Richard Bach

Don't ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Howard Thurman

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

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Every creature is better alive than dead,
men and moose and pine trees,
and he who understands it aright
will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
- Henry David Thoreau

I'm half alive but I feel mostly dead.
- Jewel

By respect for life we become religious in a way
that is elementary, profound and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

What can you say about a society that says that God
is dead and Elvis is alive?
- Irv Kupcinet

The poet is one who is able to keep
the fresh vision of the child alive.
- Anais Nin

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

If Botticelli were alive today he'd be working for Vogue.
- Peter Ustinov

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.
- Edward W. Howe

You hurt because you're alive.
- the 2010 movie Charlie St. Cloud

We who engage in nonviolent direct action
are not the creators of tension.
We merely bring to the surface
the hidden tension that is already alive.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I figure that if the children are alive when I get home,
I've done my job.
- Roseanne Barr

I have no money, no resources, no hopes.
I am the happiest man alive.
- Henry Miller

Unbeing dead isn't being alive.
- e. e. cummings

I get bored very easily, ...
I have a voracious appetite and I do not feel alive
if I'm repeating something I'm good at.
So I'm always looking for new challenges.
- Jewel

My mom said the only reason men are alive is for lawn
care and vehicle maintenance.
- Tim Allen

The satirist shoots to kill while the humorist brings
his prey back alive and eventually releases him again for another chance.
- Peter De Vries

Society is based on the assumption that everyone is
alike and no one is alive.
- Hugh Kingsmill

To be a Christian without prayer
is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I often think that the night is more alive and more
richly colored than the day.
- Vincent Van Gogh

People need a sacred narrative.
They must have a sense of larger purpose,
in one form or another, however intellectualized.
They will find a way to keep ancestral spirits alive.
- E. O. Wilson

If you give a character room to breathe,
they come alive.
- Catherine Keener

I still can't believe I won the Olympics.
That's what I feel right now - completely alive as a human being.
It's a really beautiful moment.
- Clara Hughes

Right now I'm trying to do a fragrance called Natalie.
She's very, very much alive for us.
- Robert Wagner

I love the tradition of Dickens, where even the most
minor walk-on characters are twitching and particular and alive.
- Donna Tartt

Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for -
sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive or quiet and calm.
- Andre Kostelanetz

Journalism largely consists of saying "Lord Jones is
Dead" to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I think reading Shakespeare's plays when I was young was extremely important.
He had the ability to make utter strangers come alive.
- Rita Dove

If you have a child, I said, you have a responsibility at least to stay alive.
- Christiane Amanpour

All of us have moments in our childhood where we come
alive for the first time.
And we go back to those moments and think,
This is when I became myself.
- Rita Dove

Those who speak ill of the spiritual life,
although they come and go by day, are like the smith's bellows:
they take breath but are not alive.
- William Hazlitt

I had to do what I had to do to keep my family alive.
Period.
- Art Modell

No one knows exactly where thought comes from,
but it can be said that thought comes from the same
place as whatever it is that beats our heart...
it comes from being alive.
- Richard Carlson

When a man has lost all happiness, he's not alive.
Call him a breathing corpse.
- Sophocles

I'm not altogether certain that a fundamentalism of
necessity has to argue that it is the only reading
of the human experience in order to stay alive.
- Chaim Potok

Designis a revelation to me.
It's like taking something that is not alive and giving it form,
shape, substance, and life.
- Geoffrey Beene

I like going to New York.
I like the galleries and the theatre and the restaurants and bars and music.
I think that city is more alive than Los Angeles.
- Sara Gilbert

If Attila the Hun were alive today, he'd be a drama critic.
- Edward Albee

I would say that I would do the same thing with any
other members of the rascals that are still alive.
- Tommy Bond

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 haven't seen or spoken to Ray Collins in at least
10 years so I don't even know if he's alive.
I hope so.
- Jimmy Carl Black

The only one who is alive today and still being talked about is Pierre Cardin.
- Pierre Cardin

To be alive, to be able to see, to walk,
to have houses, music, paintings - it's all a miracle.
I have adopted the technique of living life miracle to miracle.
- Arthur Rubinstein

I can throw out any man alive.
- Johnny Bench

Death is not the biggest fear we have;
our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive -
the risk to be alive and express what we really are.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz

Fashion is not frivolous.
It is a part of being alive today.
- Mary Quant

Can I throw harder than Joe Wood? Listen mister,
no man alive can throw any harder than Smokey Joe Wood.
- Walter Johnson

My family, you know, are all still, you know,
very close.
We're all still very close.
Mom and Daddy are still alive.
So, what more can you ask for? Your kids are healthy.
- Reba McEntire

Open a magazine from the 1930s and '40s and look at the illustrations in it.
There's nobody alive that could touch the way they could draw back then.
- John Kricfalusi

Spending a weekend with Hitler would have been boring in the extreme,
although you would have had a greater certainty in coming back alive.
- Alan Bullock

If the Christians who were alive in the 1770s behaved
and believed like the Christians of today,
there wouldn't be an America as we know it.
- Randall Terry

When you use words, you're able to keep your mind alive.
Writing is my way of reaffirming my own existence.
- Gao Xingjian

When I did that interview with Hepburn,
the only ground rule was, you did not discuss Spencer Tracy.
Spencer Tracy's widow is still alive,
and she respected that.
- Morley Safer

The fact to which we have got to cling,
as to a lifebelt, is that it is possible to be a normal
decent person and yet be fully alive.
- Allen Ginsberg

If I stay alert, then I can challenge myself,
and by challenging myself, that helps me to stay alive
and to hopefully take something away from the experience.
- Thomas Jane

I was in my yard and thought that the tree was a living being.
We take trees for granted.
We don't believe they are as much alive as we are.
- Ziggy Marley


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