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Existing Not Living Quotes


"A life without passion is not living, it's merely existing" - Leo Buscaglia

"Happiness and success come from living in the present, not from existing in the past." - Steve Maraboli

"Better rooms better furniture, better objects d'art can only be created for a society interested in living - not existing." - Van Day Truex

" is all about chances. You might be safer not taking any. But playing it totally safe means you're only existing. Not living. I want to live." - Ellen Hopkins

"To live without faith, without a patrimony to defend, without a steady struggle for truth, that is not living but existing" - Pier Giorgio Frassati

"All breathing, existing, living, sentient creatures should not be slain nor treated with violence, nor abused, nor tormented, nor driven away. This is the pure unchangeable law." - Proverbs

"I want every day to be life for the living, not just traipsing through it existing. I'm just interested in life and the world and exploring." - Queen Latifah

"Family living can go on existing. Very many are remembering this thing are remembering that family living living can go on existing. Very many are quite certain that family living can go on existing. Very many are remembering that they are quite certain that family living can go on existing." - Gertrude Stein

"A happening was looming. It was out there somewhere beyond the regular enclosed life that I had been living. It was out there, not waiting, but existing. Being. Perhaps it was only slightly wondering if I would come to it." - Markus Zusak

"Are You Living or Just Existing?" -Tyler Perry The Family That Preys" - Tyler Perry

"My life is existing. Cinema is certainly not my life" - Bruno Dumont

"Life consists not merely in existing, but in enjoying health." - Martial

"Judgment is not my business. Existing is my business." - Twyla Tharp

"Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people." - Thomas Jefferson

"I'm simultaneously terrified of the thought? of existing forever and not existing at all. Wherein is my peace?" - Hannah Hart

"I'm simultaneously terrified of the thought of existing forever and not existing at all. Wherein is my peace?" - Hannah Hart

"When you are fully present, you are truly living; the rest of the time, you are merely existing" - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"I was at this time living, like so many Atheists or Antitheists, in a whirl of contradictions. I maintained that God did not exist. I was also very angry with God for not existing. I was equally angry with Him for creating a world." - C S Lewis

"Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. To live a fulfilled life, we need to keep creating the "what is next", of our lives. Without dreams and goals there is no living, only merely existing, and that is not why we are here." - Mark Twain

"It is very easy to conform to what your society or your parents and teachers tell you. That is a safe and easy way of existing; but that is not living...To live is to find out for yourself what is true..." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"I think the evidence is just so overwhelming that Jesus existed, that it's silly to talk about him not existing. I don't know anyone who is a responsible historian, who is actually trained in the historical method, or anybody who is a biblical scholar who does this for a living, who gives any credence at all to any of this." - Bart D. Ehrman

"If I am not making music, I have no reason for existing." - Claude Debussy

"Imperfection is not our personal problem - it is a natural part of existing." - Tara Brach

"I make music to generate atmospheres, not to complement already existing ones." - Squarepusher

"I'm not inventing anything new, I'm just using existing material differently." - Shigeru Ban

"Men become richer not only by increasing their existing wealth but also by decreasing their expenditure." - Aristotle

"The law is rough. I'm not talking about new laws, the existing law is very rough." - Donald Trump

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing." - Albert Einstein

"I don't judge. Judgment is not my business. Existing is my business." - Twyla Tharp

"I make music to generate atmospheres, not to complement already existing ones." - Tom Jenkinson

"Agony is truth its our connection to the living I accept it as perfection and keep on existing in the now" - Eyedea

"When you stop just existing and you start truly living, each moment of the day comes alive with wonder and synchronicity." - Steve Maraboli

"Anything I've done up till May 27th 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life." - Johnny Depp

"I'm just here,existing at the surface of the water,not quite drowning but not quite able to breathe." - Jessica Sorensen

"Existing is plagiarism." - Emil Cioran

"Existing is plagiarism." - Emile M Cioran

"It is inconceivable that anything should be existing. It is not inconceivable that a lot of people should also be existing who are not interested in the fact that they exist. But it is certainly very odd." - Celia Green

"Is not living at all not better than living badly?" - Critias

"There is not a truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world." - Thomas Jefferson

"You should never apologize for existing, Lev. Not even to all those people out there who wish you didn't." - Neal Shusterman

"Our existing thinking habits are excellent, just as the rear wheels of a motor car are excellent, but not enough..." - Edward De Bono

"It is much easier to put existing resources to better use, than to develop resources where they do not exist." - George Soros

"nothing is so horrifying as the possibility of existing simply because we do not know how to die." - Madame De Stael

"The world is given to me only once, not one existing and one perceived. Subject and object are only one." - Erwin Schrodinger

"Some will say, Is not God alone the Prolific? I answer, God only Acts & Is, in existing beings or Men." - William Blake

"A man of spirit must not think of the word difficulty as so much as existing. Away with it!" - Georg C Lichtenberg

"Ingeniously, capitalism discovered that the economy may be moved not by satisfying existing needs, but by creating new ones." - Zygmunt Bauman

"Although personally I am quite content with existing explosives, I feel we must not stand in the path of improvement." - Winston Churchill

"I did not want to be depressed by the gap existing between my weakness and my ambition." - Ella Maillart

"I believe that the existing power structures in Europe and Northeast Asia are not sustainable through 2020." - John Mearsheimer

"It's not so much the dressing up, but I love the idea of moving and existing in a different time." - Francesca Annis

"Pre-existing conditions for those previously insured must not lead to someone being unable to get insurance." - Mitt Romney

"There is not a truth existing which I fear... or would wish unknown to the whole world." - Thomas Jefferson

"Yeah, well my name is Bai Ling. That means white spirit, and I really feel like sometimes I'm not existing." - Bai Ling

"Efficiency innovations arise in industries that already exist. They provide existing goods and services at much lower costs. They are not empowering. Efficiency innovators become the low cost providers within an existing framework." - Clayton Christensen

"I am conscious about myself and everything, and then suddenly, or slowly, my conscious fades out. Switches off. And it's not existing, and that's a marvelous feeling. That from existing, I am not existing. And at that moment, nothing can happen to me." - Ingmar Bergman

"If you're not living your truth, you're living a lie." - Joseph Curiale

"Life is not living, but living in health." - Martial

"Living in fear is not living at all." - Christopher

"Life is not living, but living in health." - Marcus Valerius Martial

"It is not living that matters, but living rightly." - Socrates

"Art is not living. It is the use of living." - Audre Lorde

"I want to protect everyone in the world, and I believe the way to protect them is to stop the killing universally. Create opportunity and better systems of living and existing, quality of life to humanity all over the world." - Mandy Patinkin

"Deepen your existing spiritual commitment." - Dan Buettner

"Has God no living church? He has a church, but it is the church militant, not the church triumphant. We are sorry that there are defective members, that there are tares amid the wheat. . . . Although there are evils existing in the church, and will be until the end of the world, the church in these last days is to be the light of the world that is polluted and demoralized by sin. The church, enfeebled and defective, needing to be reproved, warned, and counseled, is the only object upon earth upon which Christ bestows His supreme regard." - Ellen G White

"Beckett does not believe in God, though he seems to imply that God has committed an unforgivable sin by not existing." - Anthony Burgess

"Whether I sign a bill or not, is generally an expression of my personal view on the subject. It's not an interpretation of an existing law." - George Deukmejian

"Oh son, watch the illusory spectacle! All birth and death is projected by delusion, not existing in reality. I am beyond coming and going." - Dzongsar Khyentse Chokyi Lodro

"Science is the knowledge of constant things, not merely of passing events, and is properly less the knowledge of general laws than of existing facts." - John Ruskin

"The creative act does not create something out of nothing; it uncovers, selects, reshuffles, combines, synthesizes already existing facts, ideas, faculties, and skills." - Arthur Koestler

"Cruelty will continue existing on the face of the Earth as long as we have not learned to put ourselves in the place of others." - Samael Aun Weor

"Im not a techno-determinist. I believe we need to improve our existing human resources, and technology can only be a complement." - Shashi Tharoor

"Stories are artifacts, not really made things which we create and can take credit for, but pre-existing objects which we dig up." - Stephen King

"The main activity of programming is not the origination of new independent programs, but in the integration, modification, and explanation of existing ones." - Terry Winograd

"In the experience of yogins who do not perceive things dualistically, the fact that things manifest without truly existing is so amazing they burst into laughter" - Longchenpa

"An elementary particle is not an independently existing, unanalyzable entity. It is, in essence, a set of relationships that reaches outward to other things." - Henry Stapp

"I have risen to a body not yet born, existing like a light around a body through which the body moves like a sliding moon." - Robert Bly

"While perspective is a handy device to construct imagined spaces, it is not useful, and possibly detrimental, to sketching existing environments." - Paul Laseau

"For me, poetry has no point in existing if it's not to be a prompt or aid to political and ethical change." - John Kinsella

"There's a very fine line between pleasure and pain. They are two sides of the same coin, one not existing without the other." - E L James

"Speaking uses us up, speeds us up. Without prayer, that act of confession for merely existing, one might live forever and not know it." - Gregory Maguire

"What you hear depends on how you focus your ear. We're not talking about inventing a new language, but rather inventing new perceptions of existing languages." - Philip Glass

"I get totally out of myself. It's the closest I come to not existing, I think, which is the best - which is to me attractive." - Garry Winogrand

"This man, although he may not actually have committed the crime attributed to him, is nevertheless morally culpable, because he is the enemy of our existing institutions" - Donald E. Williams, Jr.

"The distinction between what is real and what is imaginary is not one that can be finely maintained ... all existing thing are ... imaginary." - Gregg Braden

"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiousity has its own reason for existing." - Albert Einstein

"I would like to see Russia not invade Ukraine or put pressure on and threaten Baltic states. But we live in the real and existing world." - David Remnick

"Friendship is something that creates equality and mutuality, not a reward for finding equality or a way of intensifying existing mutuality." - Rowan D. Williams

"The existing scientific concepts cover always only a very limited part of reality, and the other part that has not yet been understood is infinite." - Werner Heisenberg

"Sometimes it's just not practical to go through the effort of creating a new solution when an existing solution will do the job almost as well." - Tim Hurson

"Faith is something that comes out of the soul. It is not an information that is absorbed but an attitude, existing prior to the formulation of any creed." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one." - Albert Einstein

"The 1992 crisis proved that the existing system was unstable. Not moving forward to the euro would have set up Europe for even more disruptive crises." - Barry Eichengreen

"Any guitar solo should reflect the music that it's soloing over and not just be existing in its own sort of little world." - John Frusciante

"A fair question could be posed in this fashion: If people are not obeying existing laws, what makes us think they would obey any new laws?" - J D Hayworth

"If you get to a point where the existing institutions will not bend to the popular will, you have to eliminate the institutions." - Noam Chomsky

"It's not a good idea to always look for new frontiers, especially when you have opportunities in your existing businesses, in your own backyard." - Kumar Mangalam Birla

"Friendship is something that creates equality and mutuality, not a reward for finding equality or a way of intensifying existing mutuality." - Rowan Williams

"To rest satisfied with existing evils, as if we could do nothing, is not obedience; but neither is it obedience to imitate the actions of the apostles." - John Nelson Darby

"I'm not a techno-determinist. I believe we need to improve our existing human resources, and technology can only be a complement." - Shashi Tharoor

"Many dotcoms recruited people from existing companies who were quite experienced in finance, marketing, distribution and other disciplines but not necessarily experienced in the Web culture." - John Patrick

"Living is not breathing but doing." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"You are not living, you are surviving." - Michael Scott

"Life unexamined, is not worth living." - Democritus

"The dead should not rule the living" - Thomas Jefferson

"Writing thats not working for a living." - Robert Asprin

"Life without commitment is not worth living." - Abraham Joshua Heschel

"Life without risks is not worth living." - Charles Lindbergh

"Without love we are not truly living." - Dianna Agron

"If you're not busy living, you're dying." - Vince Flynn

"But a living is not a life." - Robin Hobb

"Life without enquiry is not worth living." - Socrates

"I'm not living under false delusions myself." - Rush Limbaugh

"Sailing is necessary, living is not necessary." - Fernando Pessoa

"The unexamined life is not worth living." - Socrates

"Writing that's not working for a living." - Robert Asprin

"I write about living, not dying." - John Diamond

"I can't imagine living and not running." - Paula Radcliffe

"Living with Tourette's is not easy." - Tim Howard

"I think that the whole experience of living, breathing, thinking, and being lost in wonderment is, for me, that of being an artist. And the idea of identifying as someone who is just living and existing and making objects or paintings-somehow I moved away from that years and years ago." - Tony Shafrazi

"People, I thought, wanted security. They couldn't bear the idea of death being a big black nothing, couldn't bear the thought of their loved ones not existing, and couldn't even imagine themselves not existing. I finally decided that people believed in an afterlife because they couldn't bear not to." - John Green

"The phenomenological world is not the bringing to explicit expression of a pre-existing being, but the laying down of being. Philosophy is not the reflection of a pre-existing truth, but, like art, the act of bringing truth into being." - Maurice Merleau-Ponty

"Having a love ethic, as opposed to simply being in love, or having a lover, means love is the way you actively choose to engage with the world - whether you're in a relationship or not. It's not about disappearing into existing structures, norms, and privileges. It's precisely about breaking with the existing structures, values, and norms that prohibit real love in our culture." - Masha Tupitsyn

"If you are not living this moment, you are not really living." - Eckhart Tolle

"C. S. Lewis pointed out that some people are angry with God for His not existing, and others for His existing but for failing to do as mortals would have Him do. Instead of such childishness, we are urged to know God and to learn of His attributes." - Neal A Maxwell

"Evolution is always the work of pioneers, and their followers are always small in number. This following is not a clique; it is the result of all the existing social forces; it is composed of all those who through innate or acquired capacity are ready to represent the existing degree of human revolution." - Piet Mondrian

"If you want to draw people into the story, you really have to write as if you're writing a novel and make these actually-existing people, including the actually-existing person with my name, into a believable person on the page. And that requires distance. That requires not being right up against the events you're talking about." - Salman Rushdie

"I considered the case and realized that if something can exist in opinion without existing in reality, or exist in reality without existing in opinion, the conclusion is that of the two parallel lives, only opinion is necessary - not reality, which is only a secondary consideration." - Machado de Assis

"Dying is not a sin. Not living is." - Jack Lemmon

"The life which is not examined is not worth living." - Plato

"If you are not learning, you are not living." - Kevin James

"Committees do harm merely by existing." - Freeman Dyson

"In terms of existing, everything is equal." - Donald Judd

"A play visibly represents pure existing." - Thornton Wilder

"Those who are troubled by our existing programs are not interested in a repeat of 9/11, and those who defend these programs are not dismissive of civil liberties. The challenge is getting the details right, and that's not simple." - Barack Obama

"After all, we are not promoting welfare. We are promoting work. We are not pushing for more entitlement programs. We are pushing for more enterprise. We are not trying re-distribute existing wealth." - Van Jones

"If you're not living I mean really living, you're dead already." - Martin Niemoller

"I am not living the American Dream; I am living the American fantasy." - Frank Mccourt

"Work is the means of living, but it is not living." - Josiah Gilbert Holland

"Living is not the story of your life. Living is the process of experiencing right now." - Werner Erhard

"Death comes not to the living soul, nor age to the living heart." - Phoebe Cary

"The world does not owe us a living, we owe the world a living, our own." - Forrest Church

"If you're living your life in fear, then you're just not living." - Demi Lovato

"We should be in the business of living, not making a living." - Lucien Bourjeily

"Life is for living, not living uptight, see ya somewhere up in the sky." - Jay-Z

"Writing is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living." - Catherine Drinker Bowen

"Tradition does not mean the living are dead, but that the dead are living." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"The most important part of living is not the living but the pondering upon it." - Sinclair Lewis

"Tradition does not mean that the living are dead, it means that the dead are living." - Harold Macmillan

"Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living." - John Dewey



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