«The most wonderful inspirations die with their subject, if he has no hand to paint them to the senses.»

Ralph Waldo Emerson

«the price of creation»

Charles Bukowski

«What's the point of living if you don't feel alive?»

Leigh Hershkovich

«Any given moment—no matter how casual, how ordinary—is poised, full of gaping life.»

Anne Michaels

«What's the good of being alive if you don't do anything?»

Kirsten Hubbard

«The Looking Glass- Wish it bares abides in us.»

Adeosun Olamide

«None of us are ordinary – we just settle into ordinary lives.»

Dianna Hardy

«The joy of living is his who has the heart to demand it.»

Theodore Roosevelt

«I have leveled with the girls - from Anchorage to Amarillo.»

Ann Landers

«She's no longer afraid to die. What she's afraid of is living, accepting the status quo.»

Ellen Hopkins

«Give someone you wronged a chance to express their true feelings and learn about yourself and your shortcomings.»

Unarine Ramaru

«It’s time for a spring cleaning of your thoughts, it’s time to stop to just existing it’s time to start living.»

Steve Maraboli

«A journey begins with a single step»

Ricky Maye

«As long as you're alive, there's always a chance things will get better.»

Laini Taylor

«I was thinking, as I watched her, how little it mattered-- about her teeth, for instance. I know so many women who have kept all the things that she had lost, but whose inner glow has faded. Whatever else was gone, Antonia had not lost the fire of life.»

Willa Cather

«Living is art.»

Jacob Nordby

«Don't try to understand women.»

Manoj Vaz

«To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something; to be inspirational is to be crazy enough to live a little.»

Criss Jami

«There is more to life than just living.»

Ashok Kallarakkal

«If you truly want to pursue and achieve the success you were created for, you must recognize the role of vision, the significance of dreams and the power of actions without which you are just making a living.»

Israelmore Ayivor

«She knew there were only small joys in life--the big ones were too complicated to be joys when you got all through--and once you realized that, it took a lot of the pressure off.»

Lorrie Moore

«But we have to learn to be free. We have to, Nell. Doesn't mean happy all the time, or okay all the time. It’s okay not to be okay. I told you that, but I'm relearning it myself. But not being okay doesn't mean you stop living.»

Jasinda Wilder

«Everything seems different now. The room I am in looks no more familiar to me than it did this morning when I woke up and stumbled into it, trying to find the kitchen, desperate for a drink of water, desperate to piece together what happened last night. And yet it no longer seems shot through with pain, and sadness. It no longer seems emblematic of a life I cannot consider living. The ticking of the clock at my shoulder is no longer just marking time. It speaks to me.»

S.J. Watson

«I am not a finished poem, and I am not the song you’ve turned me into. I am a detached human being, making my way in a world that is constantly trying to push me aside, and you who send me letters and emails and beautiful gifts wouldn’t even recognise me if you saw me walking down the street where I live tomorrow»

Charlotte Eriksson

«If you are standing in one place waiting for something to change, you may be there for a while. You've got to move. Step up and take a swing. Make something happen»

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

«My best day ever. Got up. Had breakfast. Came to school. Bored, as usual. Wishing I wasn't there, like usual. Kids ignoring me, suits me fine. Sitting with the other retards—we’re so special. Wasting my time. Yesterday was the same, and it's gone, anyway. Tomorrow may never come. There is only today. This is the best day and the worst day. Actually it's crap.»

Rachel Ward

«If someone doesn't care to accept you, respect you, believe in you, don't hesitate to move on and let them go. There are many who love and appreciate you just the way you are.»

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

«If I have gained anything over these months, it is the knowledge there is no starting over- only living with the mistakes you've made.»

Jodi Picoult

«For each and every person, our Lord and Master provides sustenance. Why are you so afraid, O mind? The flamingos fly hundreds of miles, leaving their young ones behind. Who feeds them, and who teaches them to feed themselves? Have you ever thought of this in your mind?»

Guru Nanak

«People will doubt you, but do you doubt your own self? People will insult your integrity, but do you trust yourself? If you are at peace with yourself and with God, you can be at peace with the world.»

Nana Awere Damoah