There's no greater bliss in life than when the plumber eventually comes to unblock your drains. No writer can give that sort of pleasure.
I never climbed any ladder: I have achieved eminence by sheer gratification.
Oh, isn't life a terrible thing, thank God.
A Man's life of any worth is a continual allegory.
If you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out.
Life is falling sideways.
Life is made up of sobs, sniffles and smiles, with sniffles predominating.
Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.
I've looked at life from both sides now/ From win and lose and still somehow/ It's life's illusions I recall/ I really don't know life at all.
The unexamined life is not worth living for a human being.
<who said what & when>
- Victoria Glendinning, Observer (Jan. 1993)
- George Bernard Shaw, The Irrational Knot (1905)
- Dylan Thomas, Under Milk Wood (1954)
- John Keats, Letter to George & Georgiana Keats (1819)
- Timothy Leary, Politics of Energy (1968)
- Jean Cocteau, Opium (1930)
- O. Henry, The Four Million (1906)
- Shirley Conran, Superwoman (1975)
- Joni Mitchell, "Both Sides Now" (1968)
- Plato, Apology (attributed)