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Copyright © 2014
by John Kremer

The Quotable Books Series ...

Life & Death:

It's Really a
Simple Matter


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(sample quotations from the book)

Life... is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast. — Douglas Adams, science fiction novelist

Love is how you stay alive, even after you're gone.... Death ends a life, not a relationship. — Mitch Albom, author

Joel Osteen on doing right

The less routine, the more life. — Amos Bronson Alcott, educator

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh, be swift to love, make haste to be kind! — Henri-Frédérick Amiel, poet and philosopher

I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life. — Maya Angelou, poet

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

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. — Lucille Ball, comedienne and actress

Sometimes you face difficulties not because you’re doing something wrong, but because you’re doing something right. — Joel Osteen, minister

Life is anything that dies when you stomp on it. — Dave Barry, humorist

So one thing I want to say about life is don’t be scared and don’t hang back, and most of all, don’t waste it. — Joan Blos, author

I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it. — Rita Mae Brown, playwright and feminist

Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it. — Pearl Buck, novelist

Life moves pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. — Ferris Bueller, character in Ferris Bueller's Day Off movie

Robert Frost on Life

I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead. — Jimmy Buffett, singer and songwriter

Don't wait for the last judgment. It takes place every day. — Albert Camus, existentialist

Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast. You also miss the sense of where you are going and why. — Eddie Cantor, singer and comedian

Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours. — Dale Carnegie, motivational author

There are only two laws: (1) Someday you will die. (2) If you are reading this, you are not dead yet. — Yvonne G. T. Devault

If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves. You can gain more control over your life by paying closer attention to the little things. — Emily Dickinson, poet

It doesn't interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.
— Oriah Mountain Dreamer, author, The Invitation

He not busy being born is busy dying. — Bob Dylan, singer and songwriter

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. — Albert Einstein, physicist


Here are the other three books in the Quotable Life Book series. Click on the titles to see sample quotations:

Children: A Quotable Guide for Parents

Senior Moments: On Growing Older and Wiser

The War Between Men and Women: On Men, Women, Sex, Love, Relationships, Dating, Marriage, Divorce, and Much, Much More …


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