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1. "Before her the stars were falling one by one and being snuffed out among the stones of the desert, and each time Janine opened a little more to the night. Breathing deeply, she forgot the cold, the dead weight of others, the craziness or stuffiness of life, the long anguish of living and dying. After so many years of mad, aimless fleeing from fear, she had come to a stop at last."
Author: Albert Camus
2. "I seek to trace the novel features under which despotism may appear in the world. The first thing that strikes the observation is an innumerable multitude of men, all equal and alike, incessantly endeavoring to procure the petty and paltry pleasures with which they glut their lives. Each of them, living apart, is as a stranger to the fate of all the rest; his children and his private friends constitute to him the whole of mankind. As for the rest of his fellow citizens, he is close to them, but he does not see them; he touches them, but he does not feel them; he exists only in himself and for himself alone; and if his kindred still remain to him, he may be said at any rate to have lost his country."
Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
3. "My dad was a diplomat and after living in America, where I was born, he was posted to Cairo."
Author: Arabella Weir
4. "So it is written - but so, too, it is crossed out. You can write it over again. You can make notes in the margins. You can cut out the whole page. You can, and you must, edit and rewrite and reshape and pull out the wrong parts like bones and find just the thing and you can forever, forever, write more and more and more, thicker and longer and clearer. Living is a paragraph, constantly rewritten. It is Grown-Up Magic. Children are heartless; their parents hold them still, squirming and shouting, until a heart can get going in their little lawless wilderness. Teenagers crash their hearts into every hard and thrilling thing to see what will give and what will hold. And Grown-Ups, when they are very good, when they are very lucky, and very brave, and their wishes are sharp as scissors, when they are in the fullness of their strength, use their hearts to start their story over again."
Author: Catherynne M. Valente
5. "Do some living and get yourself a typewriter."
Author: Charles Bukowski
6. "But the one thing my illness did make me realize is how necessary it is to ignore the dangers of living in order to live. And how much trouble you can get into if you can't. We all have to get up every morning and go outside and pretend we aren't going to die... We concentrate on having little thoughts so we don't have BIG THOUGHTS. It's like those days when you've got a really bad pimple but you still have to go to school. You've got to convince yourself it's not so bad just so you can leave the house and actually talk to people face to face. You've got to ignore the one big truth -- life is fatal."
Author: Deb Caletti
7. "Recently in mixed company...I ventured to make the claim ( not without some show of humility and modesty ) that I was the greatest living swine."
Author: Flann O'Brien
8. "We have become ninety-nine percent money mad. The method of living at home modestly and within our income, laying a little by systematically for the proverbial rainy day which is due to come, can almost be listed among the lost arts."
Author: George Washington Carver
9. "I remember the ecstasy of first going to a nightclub wearing eyeliner. Drenched in hairspray and glitter, dancing to Lou Reed records. I felt as if I was living on the outside, in a realm that most people could never enter. For so long I had felt completely alone, but makeup made my isolation feel special. The world came to life – the streets were no longer grey and cold, they sparkled with sordid possibility. But the most resonant pleasures in our lives are always individually defined. When you expect the world to appreciate them they simply expose their own bland uniformity. I learnt that the more unusual you are, the more personalised pleasures the world reveals to you."
Author: Guy Mankowski
10. "He knows different now. It's the living that chase the dead. The long bones and skulls are tumbled from their shrouds, and words like stones thrust into their rattling mouths: we edit their writings, we rewrite their lives. Thomas More had spread the rumor that Little Bilney, chained to the stake, had recanted as the fire was set. It wasn't enough for him to take Bilney's life away; he had to take his death too."
Author: Hilary Mantel
11. "Of everything that man erects and builds in his urge for living nothing is in my eyes better and more valuable than bridges. They are more important than houses, more sacred than shrines. Belonging to everyone and being equal to everyone, useful, always built with a sense, on the spot where most human needs are crossing, they are more durable than other buildings and they do not serve for anything secret or bad."
Author: Ivo Andric
12. "I wished I could explain it to those I loved, my mother, to Japhy, but there just weren't any words to describe the nothingness and purity of it. "Is there a certain and definite teaching to be given to all living creatures?" was the question probably asked to beetle browed snowy Dipankara, and his answer was the roaring silence of the diamond."
Author: Jack Kerouac
13. "There is a patience of the wild--dogged, tireless, persistent as life itself--that holds motionless for endless hours the spider in its web, the snake in its coils, the panther in its ambuscade; this patience belongs peculiarly to life when it hunts its living food;"
Author: Jack London
14. "Only by living at the edge of death can you understand the indescribable joy of life - Shogun."
Author: James Clavell
15. "All great art is the work of the whole living creature, body and soul, and chiefly of the soul."
Author: John Ruskin
16. "I felt shame for living in a nation of unprecedented prosperity-a nation that spends a smaller percentage of income on food than any other civilization has in human history-but in the name of affordability treats the animals it eats with cruelty so extreme it would be illegal if inflicted on a dog."
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
17. "Then light your candles to the living. Say your prayers for the living. Leave the stones where they are, but take your heart with you. Your heart is not a stone. True love demands that, like a bride with her bouquet, you toss your fragile glass heart into the waiting crowd of living hands and trust that they will catch it."
Author: Kate Braestrup
18. "I want to do a good job living today."
Author: Katerina Stoykova Klemer
19. "Cyn? Short for Cynric? (Callie)Nay. S-I-N. As in conceived, born in, and am currently living happily in. (Sin)"
Author: Kinley MacGregor
20. "The cherry poppin' conversation in your living room was the topic of conversation for days. Mace taped it and played it for the whole team." I was back to staring at him with my mouth open and I think my heart stopped beating. "Look at this as your way of getting even," he finished."That's it!" I declared. "No cooked for Mace. I don't care if he did beat someone up for me."
Author: Kristen Ashley
21. "I stopped living a long time ago, in order to simply exist. Now I am trying to leave existence, in order to step into nihility."
Author: Lionel Suggs
22. "To eat fruit is to welcome into oneself a fair living object, which is alien to us but is nourished and protected like us by earth; it is to consume a sacrifice wherein we sustain ourselves at the expense of things."
Author: Marguerite Yourcenar
23. "Tried living in the real world instead of a shell, but I was bored before I even began."
Author: Morrissey
24. "Rapid change, accommodating it can be one of the great human capacities. But living through it can be the stuff of stress and often suffering."
Author: Ron Suskind
25. "Success in life means living by your values."
Author: Russ Harris
26. "You must really know how powerful you are—so power-filled it's absolutely mind-boggling. Just like X-men, we just need to understand our powers, as humans, to be able to create consciously. We need a "Xavier" to direct it, sculpt it, and shed us from the world of living on accident. I'm no Xavier but I am here to guide you on living on purpose..."
Author: Saba Tekle
27. "Tragedy and adversary are the stones we sharpen our swords against so we can fight new battles."
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
28. "I didn't know who my daddy was until I was 10 or 12. Surprising as it may seem, he was living right across the street."
Author: Terrell Owens
29. "Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact."
Author: William James
30. "Not marble, nor the gilded monuments Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme;But you shall shine more bright in these contents Than unswept stone, besmear'd with sluttish time. When wasteful war shall statues overturn, And broils root out the work of masonry, Nor Mars his sword nor war's quick fire shall burnThe living record of your memory. 'Gainst death and all-oblivious enmityShall you pace forth; your praise shall still find roomEven in the eyes of all posterity That wear this world out to the ending doom.So, till the judgment that yourself arise, You live in this, and dwell in lovers' eyes."
Author: William Shakespeare

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Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit."
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