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1. "Inspiring passion in family and friends has more enduring value than just staying alive for them."
Author: Alex Lowe
2. "He killed, his sword shearing, shield and horse a ram, pushing in, and further in, opening a space by force alone for the momentum of the men behind him. Beside him a man fell to a spear in the throat. To his left, an equine scream as Rochert's horse went down.In front of him, methodically, men fell, and fell, and fell.He split his attention. He swept a sword cut aside with his shield, killed a helmed soldier, and all the while flung out his mind, waiting for the moment when Touar's lines split open. The most difficult part of commanding from the front was this--staying alive in the moment, while tracking in his mind, critically, the whole fight. Yet it was exhilarating, like fighting with two bodies, at two scales."
Author: C.S. Pacat
3. "Since, in the long run, every planetary civilization will be endangered by impacts from space, every surviving civilization is obliged to become spacefaring--not because of exploratory or romantic zeal, but for the most practical reason imaginable: staying alive... If our long-term survival is at stake, we have a basic responsibility to our species to venture to other worlds."
Author: Carl Sagan
4. "Surviving is a basic thing. Getting by. Staying alive in whatever way we can. It doesn't mean we make right choices or drive fine cars or have good jobs. It means we found a way not to die. I survived."
Author: Carolyn Wall
5. "There are some four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Four million different solutions to the problems of staying alive."
Author: David Attenborough
6. "I am just working on staying alive."
Author: Frank Bruno
7. "Survival is staying alive one breath at a time. p. 251"
Author: Frank Herbert
8. "The life of the enemy . Whoever lives for the sake of combating an enemy has an interest in the enemy's staying alive."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
9. "The bad smell around the transfer of lucre was that it smacked of providing for her after my death. Neither of us could quite keep that out. Therefore we gave it its moment in the spotlight. I plan on staying alive, I said. But in case I don't you'll have what you need. Just promise me you'll always buy beautiful underwear. You drive a hard bargain, she said, but okay."
Author: Glen Duncan
10. "At the Hospital, everyone thinks about dying.And I'd never been much for romanticizing death-especially not suicide. I'd always been a fan of staying alive.After all, you basically do all you can not to die. All the time. The search for immortality isn't just from storybooks. every day you do it. You buckle your seat-belt, you take vitamin supplements, look both was before you cross the street. And you really think your doing all you can. Bullshit. We can lift weights for fucking hours and we're still going to die."
Author: Hannah Moskowitz
11. "[i]We were fighting so very hard and achieving so very little aside from staying alive. BUT THAT'S EVERYTHING, my father wrote to me, when I told him that in a letter.[/i]"
Author: Helen Oyeyemi
12. "I mean obviously, staying alive is pretty fucking important . . . but there's got to be something beyond that, right?"
Author: Isaac Marion
13. "Bad news, Harry. I've just been to see Professor McGonagall about the Firebolt. She – er, got a bit shirty with me. Told me I'd got my priorities wrong. Seemed to think I cared more about winning the Cup than I do about staying alive. Just because I told her I didn't care if it threw you off, as long as you caught the Snitch first."
Author: J.K. Rowling
14. "If watching television doesn't hasten death, it surely manages to make death very inviting; for television so shamelessly sentimentalizes and romanticizes death that it makes the living feel they have missed something - just by staying alive."
Author: John Irving
15. "The dreams now were simply of staying alive."
Author: John Marsden
16. "Each new thing he encountered in life impelled him in a direction that fully convinced him of its rightness, but then the next new thing loomed up and impelled him in the opposite direction, which also felt right. There was no controlling narrative: he seemed to himself a purely reactive pinball in a game whose only object was to stay alive for staying alive's sake."
Author: Jonathan Franzen
17. "The strength of a tree, the old ones say, comes not from growing thicker in the good years when there is water, but from staying alive in the bad, dry times."
Author: Joseph M. Marshall III
18. "The big man shrugged, "I don't know. You're pretty good with the cards. Tell me what the odds are."[She] shifted her gaze to Michael, then back at Hollis. "This isn't a question of odds. Of all the men in the world, that woman chose you. If she's still out there, she's waiting for you. Staying alive any way she can until you find her. That's all that matters."Everybody waited for what Hollis would next say. "You're a real ball-buster, you know that? ...Let me pack a few things."
Author: Justin Cronin
19. "This isn't a question of odds. Of all the men in the world, that woman hose you. If she's still out there, she's waiting for you. Staying alive any way she can until you find her."
Author: Justin Cronin
20. "Killing people is easier than it should be." Dad put on his beret. "Staying alive is harder."
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
21. "The trick to staying alive wasn't surviving forever without being broken; it was finding people to help with the sanding and smoothing, people with their own hidden broken places, people who knew to be gentle with yours."
Author: Layla M. Wier
22. "Taylor clapped her hands three times for attention. "Ladies! Ladies! My stars! That's enough. Now. We all know Miss Arkansas's girls are fake, miss Ohio's easier than making cereal, and Miss Montana's dress is something my blind meemaw would wear to bingo night. And Miss New Mexico -- aren't you from the chill-out state? Maybe you can channel up some new-age-Whole-Foods-incense calm right about now, because we have a big job ahead called staying alive."
Author: Libba Bray
23. "Men can imagine their own deaths, they can see them coming, and the mere though of impending death acts like an aphrodisiac. A dog or rabbit doesn't behave like that. Take birds -- in a lean season they cut down on the eggs, or they won't mate at all. They put their energy into staying alive themselves until times get better. But human beings hope they can stick their souls into someone else, some new version of themselves, and live on forever. As a species were doomed by hope, then?You could call it hope. That, or desperation.But we're doomed without hope, as well, said Jimmy.Only as individuals, said Crake cheerfully."
Author: Margaret Atwood
24. "As the show's executive producer, I envisioned something akin to "Gilligan's Island" meets Lord of the Flies meets Ten Little Indians mets "The Real World." "Survivor" marks a return to a core element of adventure: staying alive."
Author: Mark Burnett
25. "It's this or a short hospital stay," she said, greeting Scarlett with a raised glass of a deep red liquid with a celery stalk sticking out of the top. "Bloody Marys are one of the truly medicinal cocktails. The only way I can beat this jet lag is by staying up all day, and this is going to keep me alive. And who is this?"This was directed at Marlene, who was stalking along behind Scarlett like a wet cat."
Author: Maureen Johnson
26. "Staying alive was what we did to pass the time."
Author: Meg Rosoff
27. "Why is it acceptable to do such horrible things in the name of staying alive? Would it not have been better had I died with my innocence intact?"
Author: Michel Templet
28. "Energy and life go hand in hand. If you stop breathing, you will not be able to generate the energy you need for staying alive and you'll be dead in a few minutes. Keep breathing. Now the oxygen in your breath is being transported to virtually every one of the 15 trillion cells in your body, where it is used to burn glucose in cellular respiration. You are a fantastically energetic machine. Gram per gram, even when sitting comfortably, you are converting 10 000 times more energy than the sun every second."
Author: Nick Lane
29. "I've always done 20 things at once. It's my way of staying alive, not to keep one dish cooking, but several dishes going. And I'm pretty organized."
Author: Patrice Leconte
30. "One thing I'm not going to do is chase staying alive. You spend so much time chasing staying alive, you won't live."
Author: Patrick Swayze
31. "I drop the other Chest to the ground in shock. "What number are you? I'm Four." He squints at me and then offers his hand. "I'm Nine. Good job staying alive, Number Four."
Author: Pittacus Lore
32. "Who else is going?" I asked.He shrugged. "Just you and me."My mood promptly shot up past 'cheerful' and went straight to 'estatic.' Me and Dimitri. Alone. In a car. This might very well be worth a surprise test."How far is it?" Silently, I begged for it to be a really long drive. Like, one that would take a week. And would involve us staying overnight in luxury hotels. Maybe we'd get stranded in a snowbank, and only body heat would keep us alive."Five hours""Oh."A bit less than I'd hoped for. Still, five hours was better than nothing. It didn't rule out the snowbank possibility, either."
Author: Richelle Mead
33. "Yes, I'm alive," Mat said. "I'm usually pretty good at staying alive. I've only failed one time that I can remember, and it hardly counts."
Author: Robert Jordan
34. "You'll live for as long as you live, and once you stop living, you don't have to worry about staying alive any more because you'll be dead."
Author: Sebastyne Young
35. "Little Pessimism in life reminds of staying alive and not wandering in a fairy land."
Author: Vikram Adhikari

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