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Taking Your Life Quotes


"Sport, like all of life, is about taking your chances." - Roger Bannister

"Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life." - William Blake

"Freedom is taking control of the rudder of your life." - Yukito Kishiro

"If you are not taking responsibility for your state of consciousness, you are not taking responsibility for life." - Eckhart Tolle

"Taking life seriously requires taking death seriously." - Studs Terkel

"Getting fit is a political act - you are taking charge of your life." - Jane Fonda

"Taking refuge means that you align and orient your life toward Buddha's example and toward enlightenment." - Reb Anderson

"Taking a digital holiday is a great way to start bringing balance back into your life." - Ian K Smith

"Taking responsibility for your own life is not a Left wing idea" - Dennis Prager

"NOTHING is worth hurting yourself over. NOTHING is worth taking your life over, DO YOU UNDERSTAND?!" - Gerard Way

"If your life is free of failures, you're not taking enough risks." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"Does taking the life of the perpetrator return your mom? No." - Desmond Tutu

"Taking charge of your own learning is a part of taking charge of your life, which is the sine qua non in becoming an integrated person." - Warren Bennis

"Taking charge of your own learning is a part of taking charge of your life, which is the sine qua non in becoming an integrated person." - Warren G. Bennis

"Peak performance begins with your taking complete responsibility for your life and everything that happens to you." - Brian Tracy

"Move every day. Like taking a shower and brushing your teeth. Make it a part of your everyday life." - Randy Jackson

"By taking elements you observe in life, you can develop qualities in your acting life that you don't ordinarily call upon in your personal life." - Stella Adler

"What changes your life is not learning more. What changes your life is making decisions & using your personal power & taking action." - Tony Robbins

"Doing what you're afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that- that's what life is." - Amy Poehler

"I mean, who wants to trudge through life, doing everything just right? Taking no chances means wasting your dreams." - Ellen Hopkins

"There's something very romantic about self-destruction and sabotaging your life, and taking a hammer to it." - Gerard Way

"The key is taking responsibility and initiative, deciding what your life is about and prioritizing your life around the most important things." - Stephen Covey

"If you leave the pool you have dug for yourself and go out into the river of life then life has an astonishing way of taking care of you, because then there is no taking care on your part." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Ignore the negativity in your life. Right now I'm taking bullets for other people and sometimes in life that's where courage comes from." - Cady Groves

"If you have no agenda of your own, life will work according to its agenda. Your personal agenda is taking you further and further away from that." - Jaggi Vasudev

"Your heart grows by giving out, but your mind grows by taking in; and both are necessary to a happy and balanced life of service." - Warren W. Wiersbe

"?Life is a series of highs and lows. The trick is to tip the balance in your favor by following your heart and taking some risks." - John Avery

"Taking responsibility and having faith in your own judgment will help you make good choices and decisions at the end of your pet's life." - Jon Katz

"It's like taking over This Is Your Life from Eamonn Andrews - you just open your mouth and hope you sound like yourself. That's all you can possibly do." - Michael Aspel

"The feeling of your baby taking nourishment from your body for the first time is amazing, and it remains the most touching moment of my life." - Laura Schlessinger

"Oh sorry, I was taking life seriously." - Bill Hicks

"Abortion is the taking of a life." - Mary Calderone

"Taking no chances means wasting your dreams.." - Ellen Hopkins

"It's a little bit annoying, because it feels like everybody's taking the power away from you. Everybody's taking your adult life away from you. On one level, I used to resent it." - Mara Wilson

"Every choice moves us closer to or farther away from something. Where are your choices taking your life? What do your behaviors demonstrate that you are saying yes or no to in life?" - Eric Allen

"Don't blame anyone or anything for your situation or problems. When you do that, you are saying that you are powerless over your own life-which is utter crap. An empowering step to reclaiming your life is taking responsibility." - Jillian Michaels

"Someone might steal your childhood, but they can't steal your will. There is a point where you're given the opportunity in life to stop blaming everyone else and start taking responsibility for your life." - Buck Brannaman

"Every choice moves us closer to or farther away from something. Where are your choices taking your life? What do your behaviors demonstrate that you are saying yes or no to in life?" - Eric Allenbaugh

"If you're not living a life on the edge you're taking up too much space! ... You learn the most when you're out of your comfort zone!" - Jim Whittaker

"You and you alone are responsible for taking actions to create the life of your dreams. Nobody else can (or will) do it for you." - Jack Canfield

"If your life is ever going to get better, you'll have to take risks. There is simply no way you can grow without taking chances." - David Viscott

"Taking chances on opportunities, even if they aren't right for you, gives you a clearer picture of where you want to go with your life and career." - Lauren Bush

"The best way to waste your life, is by taking notes. The easiest way to avoid living is to just watch. Look for the details. Report. Don't participate." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Life is about trusting your feelings and taking chances, losing and finding happiness, appreciating the memories, learning from the past, and realizing people change." - Jaimie Alexander

"I'm crazy enough to believe in taking chances in every way, in making choices and gambling with your life. That's the kind of gambling I believe in." - Lauren Bacall

"In order to do great things, you have to take on challenges in your life. Im doing nothing but taking on different challenges." - Tracy Mcgrady

"One thing that these Buddhists have certainly gotten right is that attention to attention is the key to taking control of your mental life." - Terence Mckenna

"Passion is taking such a bite out of life that when the juices run down your face, everyone licks their lips!" - Chuck Spezzano

"There's more to life than basketball. The most important thing is your family and taking care of each other and loving each other no matter what." - Stephen Curry

"I'm not saying that love always takes you to heaven. Your life can become a nightmare. But that said, it is worth taking the risk." - Paulo Coelho

"When you are writing a memoir, you have the advantage of knowing how it all ends. It's just taking your life apart and putting it together again." - Koren Zailckas

"When you play it too safe, you're taking the biggest risk of your life. Time is the only wealth we're given." - Barbara Sher

"I wouldn't call myself an actress, but I at the same time, if there is an opportunity... I believe in taking chances and living your life." - Gisele Bundchen

"Don't let your negative self beliefs haunt you out of taking action. You owe it to yourself to live the life that you desire." - Joel Brown

"Taking a life, is not worth getting life in prison." - Anthony Liccione

"Life begin at the end of your Comfort Zone. So if you`re feeling uncomfortable right now, know that the change taking place in your life is a begining, not an ending" - Neale Donald Walsch

"Taking ownership of your happiness has two aspects: Accepting that being happy is up to you and that you have the ability and power to be happier by changing your habits. Taking "response-ability": responding to all the events in your life in a way that supports your happiness." - Marci Shimoff

"Vagabonding is about refusing to exile travel to some other, seemingly more appropriate, time of your life. Vagabonding is about taking control of your circumstances instead of passively waiting for them to decide your fate." - Rolf Potts

"Take responsibility for your finances or get used to taking orders for the rest of your life. You're either a master of money or a slave to it. Your choice." - Robert Kiyosaki

"One thing I've learned: You never know where life is taking you, but it's taking you." - Hilary Swank

"Ballet is pure and demands that you serve something larger than yourself, whether it be beauty or art, or a combination of both. It requires discipline, taking care of yourself, taking care of your own body first. Then it allows you to give of that beauty, the beauty that you acquire by sculpting your own body all your life." - Peter Martins

"Well, I mean, taking time for your art is taking time for yourself, isn't it?" - Lana Del Rey

"the real stakes in the theater are high - they are life stakes. That's what I love about it. You gamble with your life, and that's a gamble worth taking." - Lauren Bacall

"Good ideas are a dime a dozen. What counts is completion. Look at your life and all the half finished projects sitting on your shelf. Commit to taking on one of these ideas and finishing what you started." - Yehuda Berg

"Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you're pretty sexy and you're taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with." - Sarah Jessica Parker

"Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?" - Anthony Robbins

"If men or women don't feel [the way I do], then don't live your life that way. Whatever works for your relationship. It's not just sex. I feel like that about dinner, about taking care of who you're with." - Chris Brown

"Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?" - Tony Robbins

"Give yourself permission to get the most out of your life. If you're spending all your time scrubbing corners with a toothbrush, you're kind of missing the point. Taking shortcuts doesn't mean shortcutting the end result." - Sandra Lee

"Justice is never advanced in the taking of human life." - Coretta Scott King

"In taking life for granted, we fail to notice it." - Stephen Batchelor

"Taking joy in life is a woman's best cosmetic." - Rosalind Russell

"You can't get anywhere in life without taking risks." - Esme Bianco

"Taking the life of another is always a moral crime." - Angelo Scola

"Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat." - Robert Frost

"One of the greatest challenges in creating a joyful, peaceful and abundant life is taking responsibility for what you do and how you do it. As long as you can blame someone else, be angry with someone else, point the finger at someone else, you are not taking responsibility for your life." - Iyanla Vanzant

"Why are you taking your breasts away?" -Dane "Cernunnos" Hearne" - Katie MacAlister

"Determine your future now by taking hold of every opportunity." - Debbye Turner

"Whatever your dreams are, start taking them very, very seriously." - Barbara Sher

"Little black horse. Where are you taking your dead rider?" - Federico Garcia Lorca

"You end up taking your sugar with your salt and your kicks with your kisses." - Kami Garcia

"Never give up on your dreams. No matter how many people say it's impossible, no matter how difficult your journey is, you can create your ideal life. Your heart's desires can become reality. Make things better now by taking steps every day to get closer to the life you want. And never, ever give up." - Susane Colasanti

"Never give up on your dreams. No matter how many people say it's impossible, no matter how difficult your journey is, you can create your ideal life. Your heart's desires can become reality. Make things better now by taking steps every day to get closer to the life you want. And never, ever give up." - Susane Colasanti

"Developing a good work ethic is a key [to success]. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you're a janitor or taking your first summer job, because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life." - Tyler Perry

"As you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life. It means fear is no longer a dominant factor in what you do and no longer prevents you from taking action to initiate change." - Eckhart Tolle

"Don't you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and you're not taking advantage of it? Do you realize you've lived nearly half the time you have to live already?" - Ernest Hemingway

"Being born is easy. So is taking your last breath. Everything in between, that's the hard part. Life is in between, and it will offer challenges and opportunities beyond measure." - Avery Johnson

"The social system is taking on a form in which finding out what you want to do is less and less of an option because your life is too structured, organised, controlled and disciplined." - Noam Chomsky

"It's important to just kind of get away from your sport until you miss it. It's about taking time to enjoy other aspects of life or learn new things. It helps rejuvenate." - Misty May-Treanor

"All of the sadness and drama you have lived in your life was rooted in the making of assumptions and taking things personally. The whole world of control between humans is based on that." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"No one's really taking it seriously enough, being more kind of careful and cautious in planning your life out and trying to reach a goal. It takes a great deal of effort - and this cannot be taught." - Robert Greene

"I hate your city. It has standardized all the beauty out of life. It is one big railroad station - with all the people taking tickets for the best cemeteries. ~ Ch. 7" - Sinclair Lewis

"By taking the time to contemplate where you are and where you want to be, you greatly empower yourself. It's a wonderful opportunity to finally set in motion the changes you want in your life." - Steve Maraboli

"Come, come, said Tom's father, at your time of life, There's no longer excuse for thus playing the rake- It is time you should think, boy, of taking a wife. Why, so it is father-whose wife shall I take?" - Thomas Moore

"Every strong conviction ends by taking possession of us; it overcomes and absorbs us, and tears us ruthlessly from everything else. Has the Cross so seized upon your life?" - L. E. Maxwell

"I'm always uneasy with messages. I think if there is a message, it's about taking control of your life. Not becoming a victim. Be true to yourself. In essence it's about love in the drug culture." - Neil Tennant

"I was taking care of people my age who were dying. The constant feeling, hearing from them, was that life is transient and can end very quickly, so don't postpone your dreams." - Abraham Verghese

"It's important to just kind of get away from your sport until you miss it. It's about taking time to enjoy other aspects of life or learn new things. It helps rejuvenate." - Misty Maytreanor

"What's taking place during stress is actually much simpler than a transaction between stressful life events and you. There aren't two parties involved in stress. There is only one - your own mind." - Andrew J Bernstein

"Life experience is what defines our character, even if it means getting your heart broken or being lied to. You know, you need the downs to appreciate the ups. Going on the adventure or taking that risk is important." - Nev Schulman

"I believe in taking chances and living your life. Sometimes doors open and others close and you have to figure out which one you're going to take. I'm always for the one that's challenging." - Gisele Bundchen

"Why is marriage the pinnacle for everyone? People get married for the wrong reasons. We need to start looking at different packages, whether it's living together, or being with six partners, or dedicating your life to taking care of flowers." - Sandra Bullock

"Growing up, the most important thing, after taking care of your family and getting a decent job of work, was having a laugh. That was the point to life." - Ricky Gervais

"There's always a possibility of richer maturation - of taking more and more responsibility for yourself and for your life...And this is what I make you understand how much you gain by taking re-sponsibility for every emotion, every movement you make, every thought you have...We touch each other by honestly being what we are, not intentionally making contact." - Frederick Salomon Perls

"What is being black? It's making the most of your life, not taking a single moment for granted. Taking something that's seen as a struggle and making it work for you, or you'll die inside. Not to say that my struggle is like the collective struggle of black America. But maybe my struggle is similar to one black dude's." - John Mayer

"What is missing from your life? Know that whatever you are missing, you are - most likely - not giving. Bring to your life what you want from it. If you don't think The Uni-verse is helping you, try trusting yourself and taking a risk. Listen to your intuition. Do what scares you... and the see the miracle that awaits." - Mastin Kipp

"Being an artist is not exactly the most universally respected, or secure thing to do with your life. It can be frightening and you can feel that you're taking a lot of risks just with your own life, and your family's security. But the rewards outweigh those things." - Joan Osborne

"This is how war starts. One day you're living your ordinary life, you're planning to go to a party, you're taking your children to school, you're making a dentist appointment. The next thing, the telephones go out, the TVs go out, there's armed men on the street, there's roadblocks. Your life as you know it goes into suspended animation. It stops." - Janine Di Giovanni

"I believe that one becomes stronger emotionally by taking life less personally. If your employer criticizes your report, don't take it personally. Instead, find out what's needed and fix it. If your girlfriend laughs at your tie, don't take it personally. Find another tie or find another girlfriend." - Marilyn Vos Savant

"Racing serves as a formal demonstration of your ability to ride the three-headed monster. The first monster is your physical preparation-lifting weights for strength, running for endurance, working on your technique. The second monster is your mental preparation-all our jabbering about humility, battling for your life, taking complete responsibility for the outcome. The last monster is your X Factor, your soul, your courage. Taken altogether, I call this three-headed monster the Process of Winning." - Brad Alan Lewis

"I cannot imagine any crime worse than taking a life, can you? -It'd depend whose life." - Brendan Behan

"The bottom line is a by-product of taking care of your main product - your customers." - Ron Kaufman

"You govern your surroundings by the nature of what is taking place in your consciousness." - Joel S. Goldsmith

"Your twenties is all about taking your childhood out on everyone that you run into." - Bill Burr

"Taking care of your body, no matter what your age, is an investment." - Oprah Winfrey

"Having a baby is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head." - Carol Burnett

"Taking control of your own creation, you can ultimately affect your future." - Dee Wallace

"Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head." - Carol Burnett

"Going for constant growth is not actually delivering a decent standard of living and the prospect of your children having a better life than you do. That is the key thing that politics needs to deliver: a better life for your children. That's why people are taking their lives in their hands and crossing the Mediterranean and the English Channel." - Billy Bragg

"It is necessary to bring our life in order, to examine each thing, and ask ourselves if it is bringing power into our life or if it is draining us. Ask yourself, is your life taking power from you or adding power to you?" - Frederick Lenz

"If life is no fun, it is because you are no fun. Your life is always a reflection of who you are... Try this: Stop taking things, including yourself, so seriously. Life is not as complicated as you have made it out to be." - Larry Winget

"Tell me what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? When it's over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride, married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. Instructions for living a life: pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it." - Mary Oliver

"As a woman you are better off in life earning your own money. You couldn't prevent your husband from leaving you or taking another wife, but you could have some of your dignity if you didn't have to beg him for financial support." - Ayaan Hirsi Ali

"I believe that you can, by taking some simple and inexpensive measures, extend your life and your years of well-being. My most important recommendation is that you take vitamins every day in optimun amounts, to supplement the vitamins you receive in your food." - Linus Pauling

"Optimism sprouts from the knowledge that you are in control of your own life, not your past and not those around you. Part of being in control is taking responsibility for how you feel. This means not just admitting to uncomfortable feelings but then examining your circumstances to see what can be done to change these feelings at the source." - Augusten Burroughs

"I tell my kids, "Look, your life is a video game, and I have to get you from level zero to 18 as an independent person with all your skills and limbs intact. Every time you hit your brother or throw food, you're taking us all back."" - Julie Bowen

"Life changes when you have a child, when you have your own family. You become more careful about what you do. You're not going to be out late, going out to clubs, hanging out with your friends. You're going to be at home, taking care of your daughter, playing with her." - Paul Pierce

"If you're a successful woman, chances are that you spend a ton of time working. You're probably on your email a lot, taking phone calls and going on regular business trips that don't involve your man. He can start to feel left out of a very important and very time-consuming part of your life." - Patti Stanger

"Yes, your kids should go to school. No, you shouldn't bankroll their degree whatever the cost. You've spent your life creating a sound financial plan; don't upend it by suspending your retirement savings or taking out a home equity line of credit to pay for a pricey college." - Suze Orman

"I am a big believer that orderliness begets wealth. A pile of bills and statements - whether paid or not - is a sign that someone is clueless about what's coming in and going out. When you consciously open, read, and file away your bills and statements, you are connecting with your money and taking control of your life." - Suze Orman

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

"God giving man life and taking it away is not nearly so bad as God taking away childhood and giving him life." - James Gunn

"God would love to piece together the shattered fragments of your life. But He is waiting ... graciously waiting until the time is right. Until you are tired of the life you are living ... until you see it for what it really is. Until you are weary of coping ... of taking charge of your own life ... until you realize the mess you are making of it. Until you recognize your need for Him ... He's waiting." - Charles R Swindoll

"Your entire life begins to change the day that you decide you will no longer accept mediocrity for yourself. When you decide that TODAY is the most important day of your life, and that NOW matters more than any other time, because it is who you're becoming in every moment, based on the choices you're making and the actions you're taking, that is determining who and where you are going to be for the rest of your life." - Hal Elrod

"Your life is your message." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Your Day Is Your Life" - John Spence

"Your life is your art." - Keri Smith

"Your life informs your writing." - Quintin Jardine

"Life is empty. Life is worthless. When we take a life, we aren't taking anything of value.- Durzo Blint" - Brent Weeks

"Life is not having, it's wanting. Life is not taking, it's giving. Life is not dying, it's living." - Heather Dorff

"Always make sure your jewelry isn't taking over you or your ensemble and keep everything in proportion to your frame" - Nina Garcia

"You don't just change your whole life in one big step. It's the small things you do every day that pull over to the big things, like taking yourself out for coffee and eating a really good dessert when you're depressed could be the start to living a fulfilled life." - Marcy Dermansky

"In the beginning [of my social media life], I started posting and someone I'm close to said, "you're only posting pictures of yourself in your grungy pajamas. You're an actress be aspirational." Then I was like, "I'm not living an aspirational life on a day-to-day basis." For a while after that I was only taking pictures of, like, objects." - Bryce Dallas Howard

"In one of my recent books, 'The Success Principles,' I taught 64 lessons that help people achieve what they want out of life. From taking nothing less than 100 percent responsibility for your life to empowering others, these are the fundamentals to success - and to great leadership." - Jack Canfield

"Reading changes your life. Reading unlocks worlds unknown or forgotten, taking travelers around the world and through time. Reading helps you escape the confines of school and pursue your own education. Through characters - the saints and the sinners, real or imagined - reading shows you how to be a better human being." - Donalyn Miller

"I've been thinking a lot lately about taking chances, and how it's really just about overcoming your fears. Because the truth is, everytime you take a big risk in your life, no matter how it ends up, you're always glad you took it." - Dr John

"If you expect perfection from people your whole life is a series of disappointments, grumblings and complaints. If, on the contrary, you pitch your expectations low, taking folks as the inefficient creatures which they are, you are frequently surprised by having them perform better than you had hoped." - Bruce Barton

"I've asked you fifty questions and still have no sense of your life, your family, what you care about. They want to know about you, Katniss." "But I don't want them to! They're already taking my future! They can't have the things that mattered to time in the past!" I say." - Suzanne Collins

"The most precious things of life are near at hand, without money and without price. Each of you has the whole wealth of the universe at your very door. All that I ever had, and still have, may be yours by stretching forth your hand and taking it." - John Burroughs

"The laws of Pluto's kingdom know small difference between king and cobbler, manager and call-boy; and, if haply your dates of life were conterminant, you are quietly taking your passage, cheek by cheek (O ignoble levelling of Death) with the shade of some recently departed candle-snuffer." - Charles Lamb



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