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Meaning Of Life Quotes

Everywhere one seeks to produce meaning, to make the world signify, to render it visible. We are not, however, in danger of lacking meaning; quite the contrary, we are gorged with meaning and it is killing us.

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Profession: French Postmodern Philosopher, Writer

Just as all thought, and primarily that of non-signification, signifies something, so there is no art that has no signification.

Author: Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Profession: French Existential Writer

The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live --moreover, the only one.

Author: E. M. Cioran (1911)

Profession: Rumanian-born French Philosopher

This is it. There are no hidden meanings. All that mystical stuff is just what's so.

Author: Werner Erhard

Profession: American Entrepreneur, Scientologist

If you seek, how is that different from pursuing sound and form? If you don't seek, how are you different from earth, wood, or stone? You must seek without seeking.

Author: Fo-Yan


The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning -- in other words, of absurdity --the more energetically meaning is sought.

Author: Vaclav Havel (1936)

Profession: Czech Playwright, President

Search for meaning, eat, sleep. Search for meaning, eat, sleep. Die, search for meaning, search for meaning, search for meaning.

Author: Doug Horton


Darkness within darkness. The gateway to all understanding.

Author: Lao-Tzu

Profession: Chinese Philosopher, Founder of Taoism, Author of the ''Tao Te Ching''

The real being, with no status, is always going in and out through the doors of your face.

Author: Lin-Chi


The world is not to be put in order; the world is order, incarnate. It is for us to harmonize with this order.

Author: Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Profession: American Author

Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.

Author: Henry Miller (1891-1980)

Profession: American Author

The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.

Author: Walker Percy (1916-1990)

Profession: American Novelist

After reading all that has been written, and after thinking all that can be thought, on the topics of God and the soul, the man who has a right to say that he thinks at all, will find himself face to face with the conclusion that, on these topics, the most profound thought is that which can be the least easily distinguished from the most superficial sentiment.

Author: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1845)

Profession: American Poet, Critic, short-story Writer

Eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation.

Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)

Profession: Thirty-second President of the USA

How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on.

Author: Antoine De Saint-Exupery (1900-1944)

Profession: French Aviator, Writer