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Life, Lady Stutfield, is simply a mauvais quart d'heure made up of exquisite moments.

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit

Our life's journey of self-discovery is not a straight-line rise from one level of consciousness to another. Instead, it is a series of steep climbs and flat plateaus, then further climbs. Even though we all approach the journey from different directions, certain of the journey's characteristics are common to all of us.

Author: Stuart Wilde

Profession: British Born American Author, Lecturer

If I had been present at creation, I would have given some useful hints.

Author: Alfonso The Wise


I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse's good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment.

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

Profession: Austrian Philosopher

Is this not the true romantic feeling; not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you.

Author: Thomas Wolfe (1931)

Profession: American Author, Journalist

The interest in life does not lie in what people do, nor even in their relations to each other, but largely in the power to communicate with a third party, antagonistic, enigmatic, yet perhaps persuadable, which one may call life in general.

Author: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

Profession: British Novelist, Essayist

Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.

Author: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

Profession: British Novelist, Essayist

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.

Author: Frank Lloyd Wright (1869-1959)

Profession: American Architect

I have an existential map; it has you are here written all over it.

Author: Steven Wright

Profession: American Humorist

Two babies were born on the same day at the same hospital. They lay there and looked at each other. Their families came and took them away. Eighty years later, by a bizarre coincidence, they lay in the same hospital, on their deathbeds, next to each other. One of them looked at the other and said, so. What did you think?

Author: Steven Wright

Profession: American Humorist

The purpose of life is the expansion of happiness.

Author: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Profession: Indian Spiritual Teacher, Founder of Transcendental Meditation

The continuous invention of new ways of observing is man's special secret of living.

Author: J. Z. Young