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1. "Or are "being" and "having" thoroughly inaccurate verbs in the twisted skein of desire, where having someone's body to touch and being that someone we're longing to touch are one and the same, just opposite banks on a river that passes from us to them, back to us and over to them again in this perpetual circuit where the chambers of the heart, like the trapdoors of desire, and the wormholes of time, and the false-bottomed drawer we call identity share a beguiling logic according to which the shortest distance between real life and the life unlived, between who we are and what we want, is a twisted staircase designed with the impish cruelty of M. C. Escher."
Author: André Aciman
2. "A life without risk, is a life unlived my friend."
Author: Big Time Rush
3. "The brave don't live forever but the cautious don't live at all. The only thing that's truly terrifying is the unlived life."
Author: Bill See
4. "His unlived life worried him, tortured him, turning round and round inside him like an animal in a cage. In Dodo's body, the body of a half-wit, somebody was growing old, although he had not lived; somebody was maturing to a death that had no meaning at all."
Author: Bruno Schulz
5. "Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent."
Author: C.G. Jung
6. "I will not die an unlived life.I will not live in fearof falling or catching fire.I choose to inhabit my days,to allow my living to open me,to make me less afraid,more accessible;to loosen my heartuntil it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise.I choose to risk my significance,to live so that which came to me as seedgoes to the next as blossom,and that which came to me as blossom,goes on as fruit."
Author: Dawna Markova
7. "Sometimes when we weep in the movies we weep for ourselves or for a life unlived. Or we even go to the movies because we want to resist the emotion that's there in front of us. I think there is always a catharsis that I look for and that makes the movie experience worthwhile."
Author: Edward Zwick
8. "But then, life is a constant withering of possibilities. Some are stolen with the lives of people you love. Others are let go, with regret and reluctance and deep, deep sorrow. But there is compensation for lives unlived in the intoxicating joy of knowing that the life you have - right here, right now - if the one you have chosen. There is power in that, and hope."
Author: Emily Maguire
9. "Guilt results from unused life, from the unlived in us."
Author: Ernest Becker
10. "I know now that when the loving, honest moment comes it should be seized, and spoken, because it may never come again. And unvoiced, unmoving, unlived in the things we declare form heart to heart, those true and real feelings wither and crumble in the remembering hand that tries too late to reach for them."
Author: Gregory David Roberts
11. "...the more unlived your life, the greater your death anxiety. The more you fail to experience your life fully, the more you will fear death."
Author: Irvin D. Yalom
12. "She hated being a nobody and like all children, adopted or not, I have had to live out some of her unlived life. We do that for our parents - we don't really have any choice."
Author: Jeanette Winterson
13. "May all that is unlived in you blossom into a future graced with love."
Author: John O'Donohue
14. "We are born haunted, he said, his voice weak, but still clear. Haunted by our fathers and mothers and daughters, and by people we don't remember. We are haunted by otherness, by the path not taken, by the life unlived. We are haunted by the changing winds and the ebbing tides of history. And even as our own flame burns brightest, we are haunted by the embers of the first dying fire. But mostly, said Lord Jim, we are haunted by ourselves."
Author: Jonathan Evison
15. "And oh, god, how could so much regret and so much sweetness and so much sadness all be present in that single moment. I was already dead and missing my unlived life. I was already dead and Tobias was mourning.I tried to smile. For him."
Author: Katherine Applegate
16. "So much to rue, but to what end? All unlived lives cancel one another out."
Author: Laini Taylor
17. "Whether through the patterns left in snow, or geese honking in the dark, or through the brilliant wet leaf that hits your face the moment you are questioning your worth, the quiet teachers are everywhere, pointing us to the unlived portion of our lives. When we think we are in charge, the lessons dissolve as accidents or coincidence. But when we're humble enough to welcome the connections, the glass that breaks across the room is offering us direction, giving us a clue to the story we are in."
Author: Mark Nepo
18. "History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again."
Author: Maya Angelou
19. "Do not fear death, but rather the unlived life. You don't have to live forever. You just have to live."
Author: Natalie Babbitt
20. "Time unlived grows old Like unworn robes in a locked chest."
Author: Oktay Rifat
21. "The only sadnesses that are dangerous and unhealthy are the ones that we carry around in public in order to drown them out with the noise; like diseases that are treated superficially and foolishly, they just withdraw and after a short interval break out again all the more terribly; and gather inside us and are life, are life that is unlived, rejected, lost, life that we can die of."
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
22. "At the worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived."
Author: Rose Macaulay
23. "Finally, I began to write about becoming an older woman and the trepidation it stirred. The small, telling "betrayals" of my body. The stalled, eerie stillness in my writing, accompanied by an ache for some unlived destiny. I wrote about the raw, unsettled feelings coursing through me, the need to divest and relocate, the urge to radically simplify and distill life into a new, unknown meaning."
Author: Sue Monk Kidd

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