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Aimless Life Quotes


"Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life. This life in the present." - Henry David Thoreau

"An objective is an ambition, and life without ambition is ... well, aimless wandering." - Alfred Wainwright

"There is nothing so unpardonable as to consent to a senseless, aimless, purposeless life." - Robert Browning

"Nowadays, her life is more like a newspaper: aimless, up-to-date and full of meaningless events" - Michel Faber

"This span of life was lent for lofty duties, not for selfishness; not to be wiled away for aimless dreams, but to improve ourselves, and serve mankind." - Aubrey De Vere

"These struggling tides of life that seem In wayward, aimless course to tend, Are eddies of the mighty stream That rolls to its appointed end." - William C Bryant

"Must be out-of-doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality, as a ballast to thought and sentiment. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life." - Henry David Thoreau

"The best kept secret in America today is that people would rather work hard for something they believe in than live a life of aimless diversion." - John W Gardner

"If I have a last wish, I want to remember you. In an aimless life, to not even have those memories would be hell." - Lee Hyung-chul

"These struggling tides of life that seem In wayward, aimless course to tend, Are eddies of the mighty stream That rolls to its appointed end." - William Cullen Bryant

"Aimless drifting also fulfills an intention." - Mason Cooley

"Intelligence in isolation turns to aimless marauding." - Mason Cooley

"without music he felt aimless and adrift." - Nicholas Sparks

"Even aimless journeys have a purpose..." - Tony Horwitz

"They aimless halt, who halt for others." - Swami Vivekananda

"He who parades his virtues seldom leads the parade. He who puts up with insult invites injury. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life. This life in the present." - Henry David Thoreau

"But my dreaming self refuses to be consoled. It continues to wander, aimless, homeless, alone. It cannot be convinced of its safety by any evidence drawn from my waking life." - Margaret Atwood

"An absolutely devastating ridicule of all that is false, primitive, and vicious in current American life: the abuses of power, hero worship, aimless violence, materialistic obsession, intolerance, and every form of hypocrisy." - Terry Southern

"you feel a little bit lost right now about what to do with your life, a bit rudderless and oarless and aimless but that's okay that's alright because we're all meant to be like that at twenty-four." - David Nicholls

"If you do everything as if it were the last thing you were doing in your life, and stop being aimless, stop letting your emotions override what your mind tells you, stop being hypocritical, self-centered, irritable." - Marcus Aurelius

"Without a goal analytics is aimless and worthless." - Michael Porter

"Let's enjoy the aimless days while we still can." - Don Delillo

"Jesus reminds us that the good life combines the toughness of the serpent and the tenderness of the dove. To have serpent-like qualities devoid of dovelike qualities is to be passionless, mean, and selfish. To have dovelike without serpent-like qualities is to be sentimental, anemic and aimless. We must combine strongly marked antitheses." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are a part of the universe, and are connected with each other to form one whole unity. This idea helps the mind of the child to become fixed, to stop wandering in an aimless quest for knowledge. He is satisfied, having found the universal centre of himself with all things." - Maria Montessori

"Thus, in a middle course between these heights and depths, they drifted through life rather than lived, the prey of aimless days and sterile memories, like wandering shadows that could have acquired substance only by consenting to root themselves in the solid earth of their distress." - Albert Camus

"Among the aimless, unsuccessful or worthless, you often hear talk about 'killing time.' The man who is always killing time is really killing his own chances in life. While the man who is destined to success is the man who makes time live by making it useful." - Arthur Brisbane

"To the Taoist mentality, the aimless, empty life does not suggest anything depressing. On the contrary, it suggests the freedom of clouds and mountain streams, wandering nowhere, of flowers in impenetrable canyons, beautiful for no one to see, and of the ocean surf forever washing the sand, to no end." - Alan Watts

"While we pay lip service to the virtues of reading, the truth is that there is still in our culture something that suspects those who read too much, whatever reading too much means, of being lazy, aimless dreamers, people who need to grow up and come outside to where real life is, who think themselves superior in their separateness." - Anna Quindlen

"If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days." - Dorothy Canfield Fisher

"I didn't want to be thirtysomething and not know what I was going to do. I was quite afraid of that, there were quite a lot of aimless kids around, in that 'other' side of my life, who didn't really know what to do because they always had a bank balance to fall back on and they were quite lost." - Stella Mccartney

"An aimless life is always a troubled life. Every individual should have an aim. But do not forget that the quality of your aim will depend the quality of your life. Your aim should be high and wide, generous and disinterested; this will make your life precious to yourself and to others. Whatever your ideal, it cannot be perfectly realized unless you have realized perfection in yourself." - Sri Aurobindo

"I always tried to make clear that basketball is not the ultimate. It is of small importance in comparison to the total life we live. There is only one kind of life that truly wins, and that is the one that places faith in the hands of the Savior. Until that is done, we are on an aimless course that runs in circles and goes nowhere." - John Wooden

"The Spaniards have been reduced to aiming aimless balls into the box." - Ron Atkinson

"Imagination is essential and it comes first, for without imagination we are aimless." - C Northcote Parkinson

"Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances." - Susan Cain

"May the days be aimless. Do not advance action according to a plan." - Don Delillo

"The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate." - O Henry

"Maybe you could be mine / or maybe we'll be entwined / aimless in this sexless foreplay." - Jess C Scott

"I was a teenager, and I went to see the Superman movie, and up to the point I walked into that movie, I was a kid with no direction and no real purpose and no strong parental figures, and kind of aimless. I walked out of that movie knowing that whatever my life was going to be from then on, it had to have something to do with Superman, because something touched me emotionally with Christopher Reeve's performance." - Mark Waid

"Deep within the individual is a vast reservoir of untapped power awaiting to be used. no person can have the use of all this potential until he learns to know his or her own self. the trouble with many people is that they got through life thinking and writing themselves off as ordinary commonplace persons. having no proper belief in themselves they live aimless and erratic lives largely because they never realize what their lives really can be or what they can become" - Norman Vincent Peale

"Life as we know it is fundamentally unsatisfying. I think most folks feel this to be true. They know that a life of aimless consumption isn't much of a life. And work offers us very little satisfaction. Plus our work and consumption is destroying the environment. And this is in the rich countries. Add starvation, etc. to the mix, and you have a lot of people in the world pretty unhappy with things as they are. Modern communications make all of this known to people far and wide, and we see the fundamental unfairness of it all." - Michael Yates

"And if they thought her aimless, if they thought her a bit mad, let them. It meant they left her alone. Marya was not aimless, anyway. She was thinking." - Catherynne M Valente

"Being truly aimless is like being dead. It may even be the same thing, or worse. It is the aimless who find the wrong roads, and drive down them, simply because they have nowhere else to go." - Michael Marshall Smith

"Man does not drift into goodness...the chance port of an aimless voyage. He must fight ever for his destination." - William George Jordan

"Korea. The name reminded him of a disease, chorea, characterized by aimless jerky movements of the body: St.Vitus Dance." - Richard Selzer

"Nature without learning is blind, learning apart from nature is fractional, and practice in the absence of both is aimless." - Plutarch

"Without a goal [maneuvering is] aimless. You might be a master tactician, but you'll have no sense of strategy." - Garry Kasparov

"It's funny how aimless a person can feel at times, even when they know God is in control." - Chris Fabry

"a perfect piece of architecture kindles that aimless reverie, which bears the soul we know not whither." - Madame De Stael

"Weeks passed like boats waiting to sail into the starless dawn, we were full of aimless endless darkness." - Jonathan Safran Foer

"I never justify, sustain, or in any way or to any extent uphold this cruel, heartless, aimless unnecessary war." - Franklin Pierce

"Work seemed something fundamental for man, something which enabled him to endure the aimless flight of time." - Kobo Abe

"You love the accidental. A smile from a pretty girl in an interesting situation, a stolen glance, that is what you are hunting for, that is a motif for your aimless fantasy. You who always pride yourself on being an observateur must, in return, put up with becoming an object of observation. Ah, you are a strange fellow, one moment a child, the next an old man; one moment you are thinking most earnestly about the most important scholarly problems, how you will devote your life to them, and the next you are a lovesick fool. But you are a long way from marriage." - Soren Kierkegaard

"Though logic-choppers rule the town, And every man and maid and boy Has marked a distant object down, An aimless joy is a pure joy...." - William Butler Yeats

"Far away, our dreams have nothing to do with what we do. The wind carries the night, and passes on, aimless." - Mahmoud Darwish

"We all know them - the unstructured person whose every action seems aimless and the totally organized person whose every action defeats some purpose." - Robert Breault

"For me, faith means that what is right will win out one day. It means that the universe is not aimless but moves by some positive design." - Sarah Ferguson

"Purge your mind of all aimless and idle thoughts, especially those that pry into the affairs of others or wish them ill." - Marcus Aurelius

"Her mind traveled crooked streets and aimless goat paths, arriving sometimes at profundity, other times at the revelations of a three-year-old." - Toni Morrison

"America's greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive." - John W Gardner

"Life delights in life." - William Blake

"Life attracts life." - Paulo Coelho

"Appreciation of works of art requires organized effort and systematic study. Art appreciation can no more be absorbed by aimless wandering in galleries than can surgery be learned by casual visits to a hospital." - Albert C. Barnes

"The spirit of our American radicalism is destructive and aimless; it is not loving; it has no ulterior and divine ends; but is destructive only out of hatred and selfishness." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I always felt that the problems of the world would never ever be solved until people came to terms with the deeper issues [spiritual] - that there would be an aimless reshuffling of world leaders and governments and programs." - Woody Allen

"When love flies it is remembered not as love but as something else. Blessed are the uneducated, who forget it entirely, and are never conscious of folly or pruriency in the past, of long aimless conversations." - E M Forster

"The ellipse is as aimless as that, Stretching invisibly into the future so as to reappear In our present. Its flexing is its account, Return to the point of no return." - John Ashbery

"Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us. We need hours of aimless wandering or spates of time sitting on park benches, observing the mysterious world of ants and the canopy of treetops." - Maya Angelou

"The white people were as thick and numerous and aimless as grasshoppers, moving always in a hurry but never seeming to get to whatever place it was they were going to." - Dee Brown

"Sloths have low metabolisms, so they have to move slowly in order to conserve energy. However, they aren't aimless or "lazy" and they actually move around quite a lot - just very, very slowly." - Ann Burton

"The right art is purposeless, aimless! The more obstinately you try to learn how to shoot the arrow for the sake of hitting the goal, the less you will succeed in the one and the further the other will recede." - D.T. Suzuki

"Idolatry, then, is always polytheism, an aimless passing from one lord to another. Idolatry does not offer a journey but rather a plethora of paths leading nowhere and forming a vast labyrinth." - Pope Francis

"Aimless extension of knowledge, however, which is what I think you really mean by the term curiosity, is merely inefficiency. I am designed to avoid inefficiency." -R. Daneel Olivaw" - Isaac Asimov

"Like a fierce wind roaring high up in the bare branches of trees, a wave of passion came over me, aimless but surging . . . I suppose it's lust, but it's awful and holy like thunder and lightning and the wind." - Marion Milner

"Do not let habit, born from experience, force you along this road, directing aimless eye and echoing ear and tongue; but judge by reason the much contested proof which I have spoken." - Parmenides

"I goggled. Her words did not appear to make sense. They seemed the mere aimless vapouring of an aunt who has been sitting out in the sun without a hat." - P G Wodehouse

"The spirit of our American radicalism is destructive and aimless: it is not loving, it has no ulterior and divine ends; but is destructive only out of hatred and selfishness." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Adults forget the depths of languor into which the adolescent mind decends with ease. They are prone to undervalue the mental growth that occurs during daydreaming and aimless wandering" - E O Wilson

"The cows in Stella Gibbons's immortal 'Cold Comfort Farm' are named Graceless, Aimless, Feckless and Pointless, and that more or less is the verdict on 'Ocean's Kingdom,' the wildly hyped and wildly uninteresting collaboration between Peter Martins and Paul McCartney." - Robert Gottlieb

"In place of an intensive cooperation among artists, there is a battle for goods. Hatred, partisanship, cliques, jealousy, and intrigues are the natural consequences of an aimless, materialist art." - Wassily Kandinsky

"Life - life - let there be life!" - William Ernest Henley

"Life alone can rekindle life." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"Art is life, life is life, but to lead life artistically is the art of life." - Peter Altenberg

"Life is sacred. Life is art. Life is sacred art." - Gabrielle Roth

"All life is dying life - including the life of God." - Don Cupitt

"Blood for life. Life for life. Changeling justice." - Nalini Singh

"It is heroic to prepare for war with a tyrant power. Patriots will always win the admiration of mankind for daring to meet the bloodshed of battle for their country's liberty. But the patriot who is willing to go to that sacrifice will be the first to condemn the aimless and secret shedding of blood in time of peace." - John Boyle O'Reilly

"He had married (as most young men did) because he had met a perfectly charming girl at the moment when a series of rather aimless sentimental adventures were ending in premature disgust; and she had represented peace, stability, comradeship, and the steadying sense of an unescapable duty." - Edith Wharton

"In our large cities, the population is godless, materialized,-no bond, no fellow-feeling, no enthusiasm. These are not men, but hungers, thirsts, fevers, and appetites walking. How is it people manage to live on,-so aimless as they are? After their peppercorn aims are gained, it seems as if the lime in their bones alone held them together, and not any worthy purpose." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There?'s a land where the mountains are nameless, And the rivers all run God knows where; There are lives that are erring and aimless, And deaths that just hang by a hair; There are hardships that nobody reckons; There are valleys unpeopled and still; There'?s a land ?oh, it beckons and beckons, And I want to go back? and I will." - Robert W Service

"The hand of God never tires, nor are its movements aimless. It makes all things subservient to its designs, and, at every turn, disappoints the calculations of man, causing the most insignificant events to expand to the mightiest consequences, while those that have the appearance of mountains vanish into nothing." - John Lanahan

"Her mind traveled crooked streets and aimless goat paths, arriving sometimes at profundity, other times at the revelations of a three-year-old. Throughout this fresh, if common, pursuit of knowledge, one conviction crowned her efforts: ...she knew there was nothing to fear." - Toni Morrison

"It is imperative that the past of the pilgrims' progress be intentionally carried forward into the present as we work into our future. Without it we cannot know who we are, why we are here, or where we can go. Without a common past to live out of we become aimless and wandering individuals instead of a pilgrim people." - H. Richard Niebuhr

"It is a world completely rotten with wealth, power, senility, indifference, puritanism and mental hygiene, poverty and waste, technological futility and aimless violence, and yet I cannot help but feel it has about it something of the dawning of the universe. Perhaps because the entire world continues to dream of New York, even as New York dominates and exploits it." - Jean Baudrillard

"Existence was given us for action, rather than indolent and aimless contemplation; our worth is determined by the good deeds we do, rather than by the fine emotions we feel. They greatly mistake who suppose that God cares for no other pursuit than devotion." - Elias Lyman Magoon

"The time and thought which most persons waste in aimless effort would accomplish wonders if properly directed with some special object in view. In order to do this, it is necessary to center your mental force upon a specific thought and hold it there, to the exclusion of all other thoughts." - Charles F. Haanel

"The concept of unlimited expansion that alone can fulfill the hope for unlimited accumulation of capital, and brings about the aimless accumulation of power, makes the foundation of new political bodies - which up to the era of imperialism always had been the upshot of conquest - well-nigh impossible." - Hannah Arendt

"[Richard Avedon's] camera dwells on the horrible things that age can do to people's faces - on the flabby flesh, the slack skin, the ugly growths, the puffy eyes, the knotted necks, the aimless wrinkles, the fearful and anxious set of the mouth, the marks left by sickness, madness, alcoholism, and irreversible disappointment." - Janet Malcolm

"Existence was given us for action, rather than indolent and aimless contemplation; our worth is determined by the good deeds we do, rather than by the fine emotions we feel. They greatly mistake, who suppose that God cares for no other pursuit than devotion." - Elias Lyman Magoon

"A ragged urchin, aimless and alone, Loitered about that vacancy: a bird Flew up to safety from his well-aimed stone: That girls are raped, that two boys knife a third, Were axioms to him, who'd never heard Of any world where promises were kept Or one could weep because another wept." - W H Auden

"The universe is random. It's not inevitable. It's simple chaos. It's subatomic particles in endless, aimless collision. That's what science teaches us, but what is this saying? What is it telling us, when on the very night that this man's daughter dies, it's me who's having a drink with him? How can that be random?" - Walter White

"A man has no reason to be ashamed of having an ape for his grandfather. If there were an ancestor whom I should feel shame in recalling it would rather be a man who plunges into scientific questions with which he has no real acquaintance, only to obscure them by an aimless rhetoric...." - Thomas Huxley

"The streets of a modern city are depressing. They are so aimless and so weak in their lines and their masses, that the mind and senses jog on their way like passengers in a train with blinds down in an overcrowded carriage." - Wyndham Lewis

"It is heroic to prepare for war with a tyrant power. Patriots will always win the admiration of mankind for daring to meet the bloodshed of battle for their country's liberty. But the patriot who is willing to go to that sacrifice will be the first to condemn the aimless and secret shedding of blood in time of peace." - John Boyle Oreilly

"The point of mythology or myth is to point to the horizon and to point back to ourselves: This is who we are; this is where we came from; and this is where we're going. And a lot of Western society over the last hundred years - the last 50 years really - has lost that. We have become rather aimless and wandering." - J Michael Straczynski

"Painting keeps me occupied in those moments when travel can be aimless and even disorienting. Mainly it is a way to register at least some of the new impressions of a foreign place, when its thrilling barrage can sometimes overwhelm you." - Susan Minot

"I'm not really sure where it comes from, but every time I meet someone who says 'I really want to be an entrepreneur' but has no idea what they want to do, I really just think: 'This person is totally aimless.'" - Dustin Moskovitz

"Life! Don't talk to me about life!" - Douglas Adams

"Life hath quicksands, Life hath snares!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"A busy life is a wasted life." - Francis Crick

"Joy is the life of man's life." - Benjamin Whichcote

"A shared life is a great life." - Casey Neistat

"Part of my life is saving life." - Dith Pran

"Life imitates art but art intimidates life." - Dana Gould

"While we wait for life, life passes" - Seneca the Younger

"A life without LOVE is' a life." - Rumi

"It's just life. You can't beat life." - Alice Munro

"It's just life. You ca' beat life." - Alice Munro

" without coffee is not really life." - Michael O'Brien

"Life is love and love is life." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"A planned life is a dead life." - Lauren Bacall

"A life without LOVE isn't a life." - Rumi

"Life is weather. Life is meals," - James Salter

"Pro-life includes improving life after birth." - Mike Huckabee

"An exile's life is no life." - Leonidas of Tarentum

"You can buy life only with life." - Austin O'Malley

"It takes life to love life." - Edgar Lee Masters

"Life is life, and kind is kind" - Jack Kerouac

"The meaning of life is life." - Alan Alda

"Life creates conditions conducive to life." - Janine Benyus

"My private life is my private life." - Julie Gayet

"Don't go through life, grow though life" - Eric Butterworth

"In England, your life is your life." - Eric Cantona

"Don't go through life, grow through life." - Eric Butterworth

"Art imitates life. Life imitates high school." - Brad Holland

"Life is our dictionary." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Life never forgives weaknesses." - Adolf Hitler

"Everybody's life matters." - Oprah Winfrey

"Postpone not your life." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Life [had] replaced logic." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"No one survives life." - Sarah Kane

"Convert life into truth." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Life reflects, life resounds, life echoes whatsoever you throw at life." - Rajneesh

"Life is moral responsibility." - Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

"Life is an irritation." - Christopher Moore

"Proceed calmly in life." - Pope Francis

"Life experience is priceless." - Amanda Seyfried

"Spiritual life is contractual." - Christina Baldwin

"Life is mostly freehand." - Ivan Doig

"Life has no friend ..." - Edna St Vincent Millay



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