Quotes about life
Lively quotes about life from famous writers, artists, musicians, shamans, psychiatrists, poets, entrepreneurs, and others.
JOSEPH CAMPBELL: All the time. It is miraculous. I even have a superstition that has grown on me as a result of invisible hands coming all the time — namely, that if you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss, and they open doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.
— Joseph Campbell in “Sacrifice and Bliss,” Part 4 of Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers
As Weeks retold this story, he shook his head in astonishment. “We did it in under six months,” he said. “We produced a glass that had never been made.”
“—until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”
WARREN ZEVON: Not unless I know how much— how much you’re supposed to enjoy every sandwich.
What is the purpose of life?
Trout plundered his pockets for a pen or pencil. He had an answer to the question. But he had nothing to write with, not even a burnt match. So he left the question unanswered, but here is what he would have written, if he had found anything to write with:
To be the eyes and ears and conscience of the Creator of the Universe you fool.
—Elvis Presley, recalling his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in If I Can Dream: Elvis’ Own Story, by Larry Geller, Joel Spector, and Patricia Romanowski