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Lighter Side Of Life Quotes


"Humans: The only animal who can laugh!/ We can enjoy the lighter side of life/ And we can also laugh at others/ And ridicule others!" - Kuruvilla Pandikattu

"Being Southern and being the guy I've been all my life, I've lived more on the lighter side of life. I have a dark side, but that's not where I come from. A lot of artists like to come from that." - Josh Holloway

"I do like playing the darker side of life but as much as the lighter side as well. They all resonate out of the same place, which is that everyone has a story to tell. Depending on their upbringing and their history, it determines who they are as an adult. My job is to take the role from there." - Michael Eklund

"I think I can only help to expose percussion to all sorts of people. The balance between the lighter and more serious side is important." - Evelyn Glennie

"I'm known as a kind of dramatic, serious, almost humorless actor and the fact is, I'm a funny guy, and I spend most of my life trying to find a lighter side of things, and on stage was given plenty of opportunity to do that." - Campbell Scott

"In the film world, and I know this from just talking to other people, that I'm known as a kind of dramatic, serious, almost humorless actor, and the fact is I'm a funny guy, and I spend most of my life trying to find a lighter side of things and on stage was given plenty of opportunity to do that." - Campbell Scott

"Women are but the toys which amuse our lighter hours-ambition is the serious business of life." - Walter Scott

"I never utter my real feelings about anything. My lighter, superficial side will always be too quick for the deeper side of me, and that's why it always wins." - Anne Frank

"Gentleness towards self and others makes life a little lighter." - Deborah

"I pity those born of the lighter side. They have no understanding of how seductive cruelty is. The music made out of screams and pleas for mercy. Mmmm. Nothing better. (Noir)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"The world is like an enormous set of scales. When evil begins to outweigh good, angels cram themselves in on the lighter side. You can't see them, but there they are, restoring the balance." - Ivan Klíma

"I like being involved in the lighter side of journalism because it serves a purpose, and it's fun. And I can keep my opinions off camera if I want." - Eleanor Mondale

"If you are on the side whence the wind is blowing you will see the trees looking much lighter than you would see them on the other sides; and this is due to the fact that the wind turns up the reverse side of the leaves which in all trees is much whiter than the upper side." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Avoidance of sin is lighter than the pain of remorse." - Umar

"I'm lighter now in a lot of ways." - Candy Crowley

"I'm interested in the gorgeous side of life, but also familiar with the dark side too." - Lana Del Rey

"If you cannot see the bright side of life, polish the dull side." - Christina Dodd

"The life of this world and the hereafter, in the heart of a person are like the two scales of a balance, when one becomes heavier, the other becomes lighter" - 'Abd Allah ibn 'Amr ibn al-'As

"I have spent the best years of my life giving people the lighter pleasures, helping them have a good time, and all I get is abuse, the existence of a hunted man." - Al Capone

"Looking on the bright side of life never killed anybody." - Jenny Han

"Outlaw all abortions; err on the side of life." - Mike Huckabee

"Human life begins on the far side of despair." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"I am attracted to the dark side of life!" - Famke Janssen

"Always look on the bright side of life." - Graham Chapman

"I've always enjoyed the communal side of Jewish life." - Thomas Friedman

"Life begins on the other side of despair." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"Life begins on the other side of despair." - Jeanpaul Sartre

"Life will continue on the other side of the veil." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"I've only been interested in the artistic side of life." - Elton John

"After my final Breaking Dawn scene, I felt like I could shoot up into the night sky and every pore of my body would shoot light. I felt lighter than I've ever felt in my life." - Kristen Stewart

"I want to take care of people. I want to help people. The maximum joy that I have is when I can create something that makes someone else's life lighter, brighter, or better." - Will Smith

"Trifles lighter than straws are levers in the building up of character." - Martin Farquhar Tupper

"When you delete pictures of your ex off your phone, it feels lighter." - Dane Cook

"There is no burden of the spirit but is lighter by kneeling under it." - F.B. Meyer

"Angels are men of a superior kind; Angels are men in lighter habit clad." - Edward Young

"No ashes are lighter than those of incense, and few things burn out sooner." - Walter Savage Landor

"There are lighter colors of granite and I like to break the rules." - Douglas Wilson

"It takes just as little time to see the positive side of life as it does the negative side." - Jimmy Buffett

"You can't see the glory of life if you haven't seen the dark side of life." - Bessel van der Kolk

"Life really changes. And it gets lighter, for the most part. You tolerate yourself and others better." - Kiki Smith

"I can feel the public side of my life and the private side of my life sort of drifting away from one another." - Eleanor Catton

"The heft of a life in the hands grows both lighter and weightier. Over time, my life has become more saturated with its shape and made-ness, while my poems have become more and more free. The first word of every poem might be "Yes." The next words: "And then."" - Jane Hirshfield

"Life - life - life! 'Tis the sole great thing This side of death, Heart on heart in the wonder of Spring!" - William Ernest Henley

"A greater Quantity of some things may be eaten than of others, some being of lighter Digestion than others." - Benjamin Franklin

"Forgiveness. It's one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, to forgive. Forgive everybody. You are relieved of carrying that burden of resentment. You really are lighter. You feel lighter. You just drop that." - Maya Angelou

"I suppose the daily disciplines are just a reflection of the qualities of my inner world - a mixture of paralysis and terror and a lighter, freer, kind of rebellious woman. So those are just constantly pushing against each other, and that's played out in every area of my life." - Miranda July

"Seeing the funny side of life is useful, and I've always had a sense of humour." - Henry Allingham

"The heyday of woman's life is the shady side of fifty." - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

"I think when people talk about lighter drama, they tend to use that term, not derogatorily, but 'lighter' means sort of less to a degree, but if you're an actor, light drama is often mistaken for easier drama." - Bruno Heller

"I wear makeup pretty much every day. For training, I usually do a lighter base, a lighter blush and I used the mascara and a little bit of the lip gloss." - Gabby Douglas

"Thou art the cause, O reader, of my dwelling on lighter topics, when I would rather handle serious ones." - Marcus Valerius Martial

"It beareth the name of Vanity Fair, because the town where 't is kept is lighter than vanity." - John Bunyan

"The moment we let go of our obsessive concern for our own welfare, our mind naturally relaxes and becomes lighter." - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

"It beareth the name of Vanity-Fair, because the town where 'tis kept, is lighter than vanity." - John Bunyan

"Yeah, Hitman I suppose is most of the time a lighter read than Preacher; it was always going to be." - Garth Ennis

"It's an odd fact of life that whichever side of the stream you're on, two-thirds of the best water is out of reach on the other side." - John Gierach

"I think my books are lighter and funnier than some of the big series out there. You may not walk away from my books having learned a life-altering lesson, but you will feel better for having laughed for a few hours. It's just a different style of writing." - Molly Harper

"In every aspect of my life, I tend to look for the deeper side." - Anoushka Shankar

"Birth, life, and death? each took place on the hidden side of a leaf." - Toni Morrison

"As if in the other side of his kiss there could ve a new life" - Alice Sebold

"How you live your life on this side of the grave determines what happens next." - Andy Stanley

"So always look for the silver lining And try to find the sunny side of life." - P G Wodehouse

"The most interesting things in life happen just on the other side of your comfort zone." - Michael Hyatt

"That which we call death, is but the other side of life." - William Walker Atkinson

"Birth, life, and death each took place on the hidden side of a leaf." - Toni Morrison

"I'm not gonna live my life on one side of an ampersand." - Amanda Palmer

"So always look for the silver lining And try to find the sunny side of life." - Buddy DeSylva

"Birth, life, and death- each took place on the hidden side of a leaf." - Toni Morrison

"....avoid roasted cabbage, do not eat earwax, and look on the bright side of life!" -Angela" - Christopher Paolini

"Your whole life is on the other side of the glass. And there is nobody watching." - Alan Bennett

"I would never write stories with only despair and defeat and the dark side of life." - Morris Gleitzman

"I always like to look on the optimistic side of life..." - Walt Disney

"I lean towards traditionally what people would consider the more negative side of life." - Josh Silver

"'Rocky' represents the optimistic side of life, and 'Rambo' represents purgatory." - Sylvester Stallone

"My view is that when in doubt, society should err on the side of life." - Mac Thornberry

"And I trusted someone to look after me on the business side of life." - Elton John

"I'm lucky because I have the ability to look at the brighter side of life." - Phaneesh Murthy

"Death is the side of life which is turned away from us." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"But a slow, deeply satisfied smile came over him, and his breath quickened. 'So softly it starts,' he whispered. 'Foolishly clever and with an unsurvivable trust. It just saved your miserable life, that questionable show of thought, my itchy-witch.' Al's smile shifted, becoming lighter. 'And now you will live to possibly regret it." - Kim Harrison

"In the offseason, why can't it be a little lighter? It's not life or death. I try to have a little fun, but all of my comments are true. I don't lie. If they get mad at me for saying something that isn't true, then tap me on my shoulder and say, 'That isn't true.'" - Steve Spurrier

"But a slow, deeply satisfied smile came over him, and his breath quickened. 'So softly it starts,' he whispered. 'Foolishly clever and with an unsurvivable trust. It just saved your miserable life, that questionable show of thought, my itchy-witch.' Al's smile shifted, becoming lighter. 'And now you will live to possibly regret it." - Kim Harrison

"(Such a life)engaged gross quantities of hope and despair and set them wildly side by side, like a Third World country of the heart." - Lorrie Moore

"The whole life story of Jesus, on the human side, is the life story of One who lived by faith." - G. Campbell Morgan

"Lighter is the wound foreseen." - Cato the Elder

"Left-handers have more enthusiasm for life. They sleep on the wrong side of the bed, and their head gets more stagnant on that side." - Casey Stengel

"Zen approaches it from the practical side of life-that is, to work out Enlightenment in life itself." - D.T. Suzuki

"Remember that life develops what it demands - the toughest path creates the strongest warrior. Pray not for a lighter load, but for stronger shoulders." - Dan Millman

"I have a split - of my real home-life side that's real-life, and then the creative side that is not necessarily real-life, but it intersects my real-life so much." - Frank Iero

"When you are on the bright side of life, do not forget the people who are on the dark side and remember that man can easily slip from one side to the other!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"You have to be able to sustain life. So moments are going to be lighter, but moments are also going to be heavier. I think just the understanding that life goes in a million different directions, and hopefully, if you find excitement by what these characters are experiencing and what they're living through, and you're impacted by them as human beings, then that's the sustainability of the show [This is Us]." - Milo Ventimiglia

"When painting the faces of young persons ... use the yolk of the egg of a city hen, because they have lighter yolks than those of country hens." - Cennino Cennini

"Commercials and sometimes other guests - it's the down side of TV. Other people - it's the downside of life in general." - Fran Lebowitz

"On every side, and at every hour of the day, we came up against the relentless limitations of pioneer life." - Anna Howard Shaw

"I think as you get older, there are things that there's just no light side to, but you know, I guess the more you empathise with people, the more empathy you have, the less you are able to see the lighter side." - Steve Toltz

"Too bad the freedom seemed like a prison. As his boots hit the mosaic floor at the bottom of the stairs, John Mellencamp's old-school, bic-lighter anthem echoed in his head-and though he'd always like the song okay, he'd never truly understood what it meant. Kind of wished that were still the case. Life goes on...long after the thrill of living is gone..." - J.R. Ward

"When you're chewing on life's gristle Don't grumble, give a whistle And this'll help things turn out for the best... And...always look on the bright side of life... Always look on the light side of life." - Graham Chapman

"There is simple ignorance, which is the source of lighter offenses, and double ignorance, which is accompanied by a conceit of wisdom." - Aristotle

"Talk not of comfort -'tis for lighter ills, I will indulge my sorrow, and give way To all the pangs and fury of despair." - Joseph Addison

"Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker series also shows the potential of lighter fantastic fiction. I read the first, and listened to a tape of a later one, and it's fun." - Piers Anthony

"Below us the Thames grew lighter, and all around below were the shadows - the dark shadows of buildings and bridges that formed the base of this dreadful masterpiece." - Ernie Pyle

"Every time is a time for comedy in a world of tension that would languish without it. But I cannot confine myself to lightness in a period of human life that demands light ... We all know that, as the old adage has it, "It is later than you think." ..., but I also say occasionally: "It is lighter than you think." In this light let's not look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around in awareness." - James Thurber

"For poetry, more than any other art, except music, has a compelling hold upon the spiritual side of life." - Lizette Woodworth Reese

"Christ never intended to cover up the dark side of life, but rather to illuminate a path through it." - Dan B. Allender

"If you enter the dark side of life, and come through it, you emerge with more strength and passion." - Nicole Kidman

"The life you want is on the other side of the labor pains it takes to birth it." - Iyanla Vanzant

"Perhaps sometimes life shows you a side of itself which leaves you with nothing more to say" - Alessandro Baricco

"Gratitude is looking on the brighter side of the life, even if it means hurting your eyes." - Ellen Degeneres

"It takes no more time to see the good side of life than to see the bad." - Jimmy Buffett

"When you've come face-to-face with the dark side of the school yard, life doesn't hold many surprises." - Eoin Colfer

"Whose happiness is so firmly established that he has no quarrel from any side with his estate of life?" - Boethius

"Run towards your fears. Embrace them. On the other side of your greatest fears lives your greatest life." - Robin S. Sharma

"What broke Mom's heart was realizing that her children knew nothing and cared nothing about the better side of life." - Ethel Waters

"There is no doubt that to walk with Jesus means to walk on the wilder side of life." - Alan Hirsch

"To throw oneself to the side of the oppressed is the only dignified thing to do in life." - Edwin Markham

"I always see the glass as half full and prefer to look on the bright side of life." - Alli Simpson

"Art is not to do with the practical side of making a living. It's to live a fuller human life." - Henry Moore

"It takes no more time to see the good side of life than it takes to see the bad." - Jimmy Buffett

"Nobody adopts antisocial behaviour unless they fear that they will fail if they remain on the social side of life." - Alfred Adler

"To me I've just really, really found a relaxed, peaceful side of my life and I'm enjoying it." - Greg Norman

"I have always been fascinated by structure and by exploring its possibilities. Throughout my life as a designer and maker, my structures have progressively become lighter and lighter, to the point now where I wonder how I can just sell the idea without any physical form. This seems to parallel human development where, as our bodies age, physicality is replaced by conceptualising and spirituality." - David Trubridge

"Of which all Europe rings from side to side." - John Milton

"Every side of a coin has another side." - Myron Scholes

"The whole Universe is on your side. Life is forever biased on the side of healing, on the side of overcoming, on the side of success. When you get yourself centered in the Universal flow you become synchronized with this divine bias for good." - Eric Butterworth

"Her feet along the dewy hills Are lighter than blown thistledown; She bears the glamour of one star Upon her violet crown." - Clinton Scollard

"The pictures achieve something rarely articulated about the metaphysical state of swimming: The body, immersed, feels amplified, heavier and lighter at the same time. Weightless yet stronger." - Leanne Shapton

"Fools are very often united in the strictest intimacies, as the lighter kinds of woods are the most closely glued together." - William Shenstone

"My definition of love is being full. Complete. It makes everything lighter. Beauty is something you see. Love is something you feel." - Sharon Tate

"You've got to break through this idea of being light as a ballerina. The heavier you'll feel, the lighter you'll look." - Gelsey Kirkland

"My hair got lighter, and I gradually went blonde. I liked it. Had more fun. But my image of myself in my head is this dark-haired person." - Lisa Kudrow

"What is it precisely, that feeling of 'returning' from a poem? Something is lighter, softer, larger - then it fades, but never completely." - Ian Mcewan

"I am trying to get my paintings a bit lighter in tone, as some of my recent oils have been mistaken for night scenes." - E. J. Hughes

"I felt old when I was young and I feel younger now. Maybe that's a trick of my mind, but I'm springier and lighter." - Jane Siberry

"Living is death; dying is life. We are not what we appear to be. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that citizens; on this side orphans, on that children; on this side captives, on that freemen; on this side disguised, unknown, on that disclosed and proclaimed as the sons of God." - Henry Ward Beecher

"I've explored the worship side, the pop side, and the film scoring side of me." - Michael W Smith

"What is lighter than the wind? A feather. What is lighter than a feather? Fire. What lighter than a fire? A woman. What lighter than a woman? Nothing." - Anonymous

"They say crying makes the heart lighter" - Simon Beaufoy

"Nothing weights lighter than a promise." - Proverbs

"And it can take a lifetime, a life of many years, to accept the incongruity of things: that a small moment can sit side by side with a big one, and become part of the same." - Rachel Joyce

"The web of marriage is made by propinquity, in the day to day living side by side, looking outward in the same direction. It is woven in space and in time of the substance of life itself." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Like many musicians, I can hear the weight in the sound. Sound is matter. We speak of the colour of an instrument, of transparency... We can demand more sombre or lighter colours, deeper playing and singing, heavier or lighter sound. And manipulating those means is like creating a painting." - Laurence Equilbey

"I want you to know there's nothing... nothing to be afraid of. On one side, there's life. And on the other...there's life, too." - John Dye

"I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter." - Walt Disney

"There are no plans that always work in life. For me, the secret to happiness is being positive and looking at the brighter side of my life." - Karisma Kapoor

"Throughout the book, she refers to herself as "the side effect," which is just totally correct. Cancer kids are essentially side effects of the relentless mutation that made the diversity of life on earth possible." - John Green

"Despair is the result of each earnest attempt to go through life with virtue, justice and understanding, and to fulfill their requirements. Children live on one side of despair, the awakened on the other side." - Hermann Hesse

"Being this side of 40 feels like what I should have felt being this side of 25: in my body, in my heart, happy with my life, and OK with whatever bumps in the road present themselves." - Jennifer Aniston

"Women are no longer victims. They have become leaders. They are at the forefront of the demonstrations. We will share a role in all aspects of life, side by side with men." - Tawakkol Karman

"More than life, I value vindication. When you are at peace with the truth and you know that you are on the side of the right and God is on your side, you are not afraid of anything, including jail." - Imelda Marcos

"I sketch the faces upside down because it's like drawing from the left side of the brain or the right side of the brain. I never took an art lesson in my life." - Stevie Nicks

"What is the life of man! Is it not to shift from side to side? From sorrow to sorrow? To button up one cause of vexation! And unbutton another!" - Laurence Sterne



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