To live will be an awfully big adventure.

“Life is short, and time just flies by, so I love those moments when we’re all sitting around the table together laughing and joking.” -Ainsley Earhardt

“There is a correlation between how foolish a man is and how tolerant he is of people who waste his time.”  -Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Life is short, and it’s up to you to make it sweet.” -Sarah L. (Sadie) Delany

“As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do.” -Zachary Scott

Oh, the things you can find, if you don’t stay behind.

“Life is short, and if we enjoy every moment of every day, then we will be happy no matter what happens or what changes along the way.” -Gretchen Bleiler

“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.” -Charles Richards

“Our time in this life is limited. And how we respect that time will create a greater possibility for fulfillment.” –Ruben Papian

“If you want something, don’t wish for it. Life is too short to wait.” -Stephen Hines

“I don’t have a bad relationship. I’m 48 years old. I think life is too short for that. To me, life is… you open the shutters, you see the dogs outside, you look left, you look right, in, what, a second and a half? And that’s a life.” –Jean Claude Van Damme

Time is free, but it's priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.

“I want to do everything. That’s my problem. Life is short, and I hate the idea of turning down anything. You never know what interesting experience might happen.” -Joshua Bell

“What consumes your mind controls your life.” –Unknown

“As short as life is, your decisions and actions could still make it shorter. Always think about consequences before taking actions.” –Edmond Mbiaka

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.” –John Burroughs

“Life is a first impression. You get one shot at it. Make it everlasting.” –J.R. Rim

“Nothing lasts forever but at least we got these memories.” –J. Cole

“Life is too short for long term grudges.” -Elon Musk

Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream.

“Life is short. Do whatever you can to help people – not for status, but because the 95-year-old you will be proud if you did help people and disappointed if you didn’t.” -Marshall Goldsmith 

“How many millions of times the sentence ‘Life is short’ has been repeated in the human history? But nevertheless we all live as if we have millions of years! Oh, how silly!” -Mehmet Murat ildan

“Life is too short. Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Laugh when you can. Apologize when you should and let go of what you can.” -Unknown

“We only have one life and one body to care of, and we better do it right. You never know what tomorrow may bring and so we better live this life the best we can and be grateful for everything we have.” -Novak Djokovic

“Enjoy life while you can. It can be taken in a heartbeat.” -Jasmin Morin

Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?

“’Be in’ is all about passion. Life is short. There are so many interesting things we can do in our life, and I feel like if someone is just kind of showing up, it’s not worth it for them or for us.” -Brad Garlinghouse 

“Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing.” -Eric Davis

“I remember, growing up, losing a sister, and – life is short. Make the most of your opportunities.” -Clint Dempsey 

“Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.” -Shirley Conran

“Determine your priorities and focus on them.” -Eileen McDargh

“Live honestly to a higher note. Life is too short. So, do the best you can and live your life to a higher note.” -Kimora Lee Simmons

Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.

“Country people do not behave as if they think life is short; they live on the principle that it is long, and savor variations of the kind best appreciated if most days are the same.” -Edward Hoagland

“Seeing pictures of other places around the world makes me feel more important. Reminds me, even though life is short, there’s so much to do.” -Travis Jeremiah Dahnke

“Like life is short,” he said. “Like you don’t know when it’s going to end. Like some things, left unsaid, can’t ever be said.” -Jim Butcher

“Life is short. Don’t do the same thing everyone else is doing – that’s such a herd mentality. And don’t do something that’s two percent better than the other person. Do something that changes the world.” -Oren Etzioni

“Every day has been so short, every hour so fleeting, every minute so filled with the life I love that time for me has fled on too swift a wing.” -Aga Khan III

Have enough courage to start and enough heart to finish.

“I just don’t want to watch TV, and I know that life is short. I feel like I couldn’t do all the things I wanted to do if I had several lifetimes to do them in.” -Kyp Malone 

“Every moment spent on impressing others, makes one’s life shorter than it already is.” -Edmond Mbiaka

“Seeing pictures of other places around the world makes me feel more important. Reminds me, even though life is short, there’s so much to do.”  -Travis J. Dahnke

“Life is short. You have to be able to laugh at our pain or we never move on.” -Jeff Ross

Don't be afraid to make mistakes. But if you do, make new ones. Life is too short to make the wrong choice twice.

“There comes a time in your life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama and the people who create it and surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard that you forget the bad and focus solely on the good. After all, life is too short to be anything but happy.” -Karl Marx

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today” -James Dean

“The brevity of our lives breeds a kind of temporal parochialism—an ignorance of or an indifference to those planetary gears which turn more slowly than our own.” -Kathryn Schulz

“Life is short, and every moment is precious.” -Gad Saad

“I am 1,324,512,000 seconds old. In the cosmic blink of an eye, I will become once again cosmic dust.” –Bangambiki Habyarimana

“Art is eternal, but life is short.” -Evelyn de Morgan

“Life is transitory it doesn’t last forever, but with the time that is given you can find some sort of purpose.” -Jeremy Limn

If there's even a slight chance at getting something that will make you happy, risk it. Life's too short and happiness is too rare.

“Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is. People lose their capacity to walk, run, travel, think, and experience life. I realize how important it is to use the time I have.” -Viggo Mortensen

“Life is so short, transient, and beautiful that there is not enough time to get old.” -Debasish Mridha

“I think life is far too short to concentrate on your past. I rather look into the future.” -Lou Reed

“This is exactly the sort of thing that makes traveling wonderful for me, the reason I defied everyone. The two of us together like we have always been, not saying anything, not doing anything special, just on vacation. I know nothing lasts, but even when you know that things are just about over, sometimes you can run back and take a little bit more and no one will notice.” -Michael Zadoorian

“Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.” -Michael Leboeuf

“Life is short, so go for things you enjoy.” -Darcey Bussell

“Life is short, youth is finite, and opportunities endless. Have you found the intersection of your passion and the potential for world-shaping positive impact? If you don’t have a great idea of your own, there are plenty of great teams that need you – unknown startups and established teams in giant companies alike.” -Justin Rosenstein

Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk but no flowers grow.

“Why just work and live for a happy retirement? Why not work and live for a happy life?” -Jonathan Anthony Burkett

“I have nothing to lose but something to gain.” -Eminem 

“So have adventures. Go exploring. Drive around at midnight. Feel the wind running through your hair. Life is so short, my darling. And there’s no day like today.” -Morgan Matson

“Life is short; love is longer.” -Kamand Kojouri

“We are constantly reminded about how short life is. Please try to leave your best positive impression on everyone that you meet.” -Edmond Mbiaka

You’re always one decision away from a totally different life.

“Some people would not waste any part of today if they knew that by this time tomorrow they will be dead.” -Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.” -Stephen Vincent Benét

“Love who you want to love. Life is short. Nobody’s going to hate you for it.” -Shane Dawson

“I’m thankful that everything sweet is sweet because it is finite.” -Anthony Doerr

“Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.” -Henri Frederic Amiel

Every moment is a fresh beginning.

“Life would not seem short if we valued time as much as we value money.” -Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Yes, you can lose somebody overnight, yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind.” -Shania Twain 

“Life is too short to hate anything. I am too busy to love and enjoy everything.” -Debasish Mridha

“Life is short and if you’re looking for extension, you had best do well. ‘Cause there’s good deeds and then there’s good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell.” -Ben Harper

Selling your time is slightly better than selling your body.

“I don’t want to give people the wrong advice to follow their dreams no matter what, because it’s not fun to be a starving artist. But on the other hand, life is short, and if you are burning with a passion to do something, then do it. Work hard, study hard at it, and don’t give up.” -Marjorie Liu

“Tomorrow is promised to no one. Prioritize today accordingly.” -Gina Greenlee

“Life is so transient and ephemeral; we will not be here after a breath. So think better, think deeply, think with kindness, and write it with love so that it may live a little longer.” -Debasish Mridha

“Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it.” -Orhan Pamuk 

“Life is short, and it is here to be lived.” -Kate Winslet 

“Life is too short for souvenirs.” -Gandhar Katre

“Life is short, but it’s long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined.” -Josh Billings 

“The brevity of our lives makes watching TV seem like a symptom of insanity.” -Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Never regret anything that made you smile.

“Life is short. You’ve got to live your dreams.” -Tiffany Darwish 

“The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” -Eminem

“Aspire to inspire before we expire.” -Unknown

“Distractions make life seem way shorter than it is.” -Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“The art is long, life is short.” -Hippocrates 

“Teddy taught me about kindness, about love that is unconditional; a sentiment not dependent on acceptance, approval, or the expectation of something in return. It was the first time I would ever feel this from a man who wasn’t my grandfather. And I didn’t know what to do with it at all. If only I’d embraced our differences sooner. I didn’t know it then, but we had so little time left.” -Padma Lakshmi

“Life is short, and, once somebody is gone, they’re gone.” -Roscoe Mitchell 

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” -Robert H. Schiuller

Die with memories, not dreams.

“Time is long but life is short.” -Stevie Wonder 

“Not having to eat my daily lunch on a tupperware is a much stronger deciding factor for choosing my occupation than a mere high salary” -Rodolfo Peon

“Begin doing what you want to do now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand, and melting like a snowflake.” -Marie Ray

“I wish for a world where people understand that life is short. So today’s the time to do big things.” -Robin S. Sharma 

“Enjoy every moment you have. Because in life, there are no rewinds, only flashbacks.” -Anmol Andore

“Life is short, so I’m knowing exactly where I’m putting my time. I don’t want to do things that I don’t have to do.” -Mira Nair

All limitations are self-imposed.

“Why do they not teach you that time is a finger snap and an eye blink, and that you should not allow a moment to pass you by without taking joyous, ecstatic note of it, not wasting a single moment of its swift, breakneck circuit?” -Pat Conroy


“Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is.” -Viggo Mortensen 


“Life is too short as we all know it to be. So why dare to spend it trying to live up to other people’s worldly expectations of you?” -Edmond Mbiaka


“Life is short and you’ve got to get the most out of it.” -Gwen Stefani 


“You have started, whether you recognize that fact or not. We foolish mortals sometimes live through years of not realizing how short life is, and that TODAY is our life. The day comes when we die.” -Edith Schaeffer


“I think what we’re attracted to on the page is something that is very difficult to do in life, which is to examine in what seems like a moment. To examine what we can’t do in life very well, which is to be as present and accountable to what an experience is. That’s why life is short and art is very long.” -Hilton Als 

The meaning of life is to give life meaning.

“Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.” -Michael Leboeuf

“The sad truth is, John and I and the kids only took Route 66 once on our trips to Disneyland. Our family, like the rest of America, succumbed to the lure of faster highways, more direct routes, higher speed limits. We forgot about taking the slow way. It makes you wonder if something inside us knows that our lives are going to pass faster than we could ever realize. So we run around like chickens about to lose our heads. Which makes our little two- or three-week vacations with our families more important than ever… As for the time that elapsed between those vacations, that’s another thing altogether. It seems to have all passed breathlessly, like some extended whisper of days, months, years, decades.” -Michael Zadoorian

“Life is short, and there’s something to be said for being true to yourself.” -Anohni 

“Everything living on earth is temporary”  -Sunday Adelaja

“As with most phobias, the fear of flying does make some sense, but if ever there was a fear worth quashing then this is it. After all, life is short, and there’s a great big world to explore out there.” -Beth Ditto 

“At some point your candle will go out, so make use of the light.” -Shaun Hick

Embrace your uniqueness. Time is much too short to be living someone else's life.

“Living my best life consists of inner peace, happiness, laughter, creating memorable memories with my family, genuine friendships, good health, and being my authentic self. My life is priceless!” -Stephanie Lahart

“Whenever we buy something we do not need, we waste not only money but also time.” -Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.” -Unknown

“Life is short, and nobody knows what’s around the corner, but I’m up for lots of new challenges.” -Ashley Roberts 

“Most of us love timesavers because they give us more time to waste.” -Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Art is long and life is brief and mortality looms.” -Margaret Atwood

We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves.

“I believe life is too short to wait and see.” -Paige Toon

“Life is short. Stop worrying so much. Have fun. Be grateful. Be yourself. Don’t allow others to bring you down. Life is a one time offer. Life to your fullest.” -Karen Salmansohn

“Life is too short to work so hard.” -Vivien Leigh

“My life is short. I can’t listen to banality.” -V. S. Naipaul 

“Life is too short to spend hoping that the perfectly arched eyebrow or hottest new lip shade will mask an ugly heart.” -Kevyn Aucoin

“But maybe it is worth it. You never know how long you have with people.” -Jenny Han

“Life is short. Write naked.” -A.D. Posey

“People always say life is short. I’ve never been convinced of that – mine seems to have a tendency to go on and on.” -John Malkovich

Change the game, don’t let the game change you. Macklemore

“Life is short and progress is slow.” -Gabriel Lippmann 

“Life is too short not to be happy. So make the most of simple moments. Appreciate kindness. Let go of negativity and people who bring you down.” -Helene Lerner

“I’d never taken a job purely for money – I felt that would kill me – but I was afraid that I was heading that way. Then, my brother passing away was the final thing that kicked me over. It reminded me that life is short, and you’d better do what you want while you have a chance.” -Mark Ruffalo 

“I’m 47, You learn life is short and it’s not worth doing something if you don’t enjoy it.” -Trisha Yearwood 

“Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.” -Benjamin Disraeli

Life is too short to be sharing its precious moments with the crowd.

“All things that live, die. This is why you must find joy in the living, while the time is yours, and not fear the end. To deny this is to deny life. To fear this… is to fear life.” -Joe Kelly

“All days will pass, all moments will last, each friend will part, it’s a journey too fast.” -Senora Roy

“Life is short, and you have to have fun with it, you know?” -Fabio Lanzoni 

‘I’ll just say this one: on each my shinguards, I’ll kiss them before I put them on, and I’ll put the names of the people I’ve loved and lost to remind myself that life is short and to take advantage of the opportunity.” -Clint Dempsey 

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” –Aristotle

‘Life is short. Ricky and I realize how lucky we were. We want to be together all the time.” -Christie Brinkley 

“Life is too short to worry about anything. You had better enjoy it because the next day promises nothing.” -Eric Davis

Life is too short to wait for happiness... Create your own… Find happiness in every little thing you come across.. & see the magic…

“The cabman looked at the pieces of silver, which, appearing very minute in his big, grimy palm, symbolized the insignificant results which reward the ambitious courage and toil of a mankind whose day is short on this earth of evil.” -Joseph Conrad

“Time is short, life is short, there’s a lot to know. So I skip the entertainers in the newspaper now. I just haven’t got time.” -Tom Stoppard 

“If you want something, don’t wish for it. Life is too short to wait.” -Stephen Hines

“In this week I see such a picture of life, hard and joyful pressed up together and sleeping in the same bed. They come knit together. The lines of pain run through the joy and remind us to go all in, because life is short. The joy edges the pain and gives us a reason to rise.” -Anna White

“No! Life isn’t short. It’s you who decided to have plans longer than what life would allow you. Life is what it is. You can’t take or add. What you can only do is to live it.” -Nesta Jojoe Erskine

“Life is a flash of lightning in the dark of night. It is a brief time of tremendous potential.” -B. Alan Wallace

“Life is too short to blend in.” -Paris Hilton

Expect an early death – it will keep you busier.

“Time flies, whether you’re wasting it or not.” -Crystal Woods

“Yes, life is short, the roads are very difficult, but our love for life is greater than all these negativities!” -Mehmet Murat ildan

“There are jerks all over Washington. Life is short; being a jerk is just unnecessary.” -Mona Sutphen 

“Look around. It’s almost gone. If only someone had told me that before. About life. If only I had understood.” -Marisha Pessl

One clear moment, one of trance, One missed step, one perfect dance, One missed shot, one and only chance, Life is all...but one fleeting glance.

“I always say, ‘Man, the Creator is preparing me for something. He’s keeping the sun on me for some reason. He’s keeping me aligned with that generation.’ Because I genuinely love people, I love hip-hop, and I love using it as a tool to communicate and to create a better vibration. Life is short. I guess I’m lined up for a reason.” -Doug E. Fresh 

“Life is too short not to start something stupid.” -Richie Norton

“Life is too short, time is too precious, and the stakes are too high to dwell on what might have been.” -Hilary Clinton

“Life is short, so enjoy it to the fullest.” -John Walters

“I blame my dad for my sweet tooth. His motto was ‘Life is short; eat dessert first.’ How can I argue with that?” -Wendy Mass

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

“When I was younger I probably didn’t understand something basic about tact, but I think it kept faint-hearted people at arm’s distance and that’s not such a bad thing, because life is short and I know the kind of people I want to work with.” -Debra Winger 

“Life is too short and memories are forever!” -Regulo Zapata Jr.

“Life is short. Be silly. Have fun. Love the people who treat you right. Forget the ones who don’t. Regret nothing. Believe everything happens for a purpose…and seek that purpose.” -Karen Salmansohn

“Life is short, don’t waste time worrying about what people think of you Hold on to the ones that care, in the end they will be the only ones there.” -Unknown

“Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.” -Phillips Brooks

Live as you will wish to have lived when you are dying.

“If losing Sam had taught me anything, it was to seize life-seize everything it had to offer, including the tears, the anger and loss, but most of all, the laughter and the love. To just seize life. Because it was fleeting and it was fickle, and no one, not me or anyone I knew, had another day, let alone another second promised to them.” -Jennifer L. Armentrout

“Let’s not allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. Remember ‘Life is too short to be little’” -Dale Carnegie

“Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained.” -Stendhal

“My father worked on assembly lines in Detroit while I was growing up. Every day, I watched him do what he needed to do to support the family. But he told me, ‘Life is short. Do what you want to do.’” -Anita Baker 

“We would not deem life too short if we always remembered that we do not have to watch TV.” -Mokokoma Mokhonoana

I don’t need it to be easy, I need it to be worth it.

“I feel that life is short, so we should be disciplined, but at the same time we should have a good time.” -Wyclef Jean 

It seems older people maximize their well-being more – they start to realize that life is short. Robert J. Waldinger 

“It occurred to Anita that hatred and dislike and even indifference were all luxuries, born of the mistaken belief that anything could last forever.” -Tommy Wallach

“If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.” -Larry McMurtry

“No matter what happens, life is too short to be anything but happy. Live fully. Have fun. Love lots. Learn lots. Take chances. Let go. Face forward. Don’t let people bring you down.” -Karen Salmansohn

“Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don’t hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people.” -Zig Ziglar

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.

“Life is too short to cry for anything so smile and do what makes you happy with morals.” -Abdel Rahman Sabry

“Live every day as if it were going to be your last; for one day you’re sure to be right.” -Harry Morant 

10 Ways to Approach a Joyful Life

  1. Life is short so don’t pretend like you’ll have time later.
  2. Design your work so have freedom of geography, income and time.
  3. Don’t care about stuff. 
  4. Own your life.
  5. Own your time.
  6. Own your contribution to humanity on a deep level.
  7. Be cool (kind) to other people.
  8. Don’t take yourself too seriously.
  9. Sacrifice.
  10. Choose happiness.

Bonus: Bad stuff will happen. Move forward and don’t blame God for the bad stuff.” –Richie Norton

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