— Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862
— Barney Frank American politician, former member of the House of Representatives for Massachusetts 1940
Speaking of anti-abortion legislators
[Charles P., Pierce, http://www.boston.com/news/globe/magazine/articles/2005/10/02/to_be_frank/?page=4, To Be Frank, The Boston Globe, p. 4, October 2, 2005, 2008-03-05]
— Federico Fellini Italian filmmaker 1920 - 1993
Fellini on Fellini (1976) edited by Anna Keel and Christian Strich; translated by Isabel Quigly.
Variante: There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life.
— Albert Camus French author and journalist 1913 - 1960
Review of Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre, published in the newspaper Alger Républicain (20 October 1938), p. 5; also quoted in Albert Camus and the Philosophy of the Absurd (2002) by Avi Sagi, p. 43
Contexto: It is the failing of a certain literature to believe that life is tragic because it is wretched.
Life can be magnificent and overwhelming — that is its whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would be almost easy to live. And M. Sartre's hero does not perhaps give us the real meaning of his anguish when he insists on those aspects of man he finds repugnant, instead of basing his reasons for despair on certain of man's signs of greatness.
The realization that life is absurd cannot be an end, but only a beginning. This is a truth nearly all great minds have taken as their starting point. It is not this discovery that is interesting, but the consequences and rules of action drawn from it.
„The great mistake of the reformers is to believe that life begins and ends with health, and that happiness begins and ends with a full stomach and the power to enjoy physical pleasures, even of the finer kind.“
— Katharine Fullerton Gerould American writer 1879 - 1944
Fonte: Modes and Morals (1920), Ch. 1
„You'll change inside when you realize
The world comes to life and everything's bright
From beginning to end when you have a friend by your side.“
— Demi Lovato American singer, songwriter, actress, and author 1992
Gift Of A Friend
Lyrics, Here We Go Again (2009)
— D. S. Bradford musician 1982
A Call To The Stars II: A Home In The Sky, verse 2, lines 1-4
A Call To The Stars II: A Home In The Sky (2016)
— Enya Irish singer, songwriter, and musician 1961
"The Celts", from The Celts (1987) Translations for The Celts http://www.pathname.com/enya/celts.html#the-celts, from Enya: Translations and Lyrics. English translation by Fidelma McGinn, Daniel Quinlan, and Willie Arbuckle.
Original: (ga) Saol na saol, tús go deireadh. Tá muid beo go deo.
„In the beginning was the Word.
In the end…past honor, past life, past caring…
In the end will be the Word.“
— Dan Simmons, livro Hyperion
Fonte: Hyperion (1989), Chapter 3 (p. 233)
— Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865
This quote is often misattributed to Lincoln. The earliest instance that Quote Investigator could locate was "in an advertisement in 1947 for a book about aging by Edward J. Stieglitz, M.D". The advertisement for “The Second Forty Years” which ran in the Chicago Tribune newspaper read like this: The important thing to you is not how many years in your life, but how much life in your years! (Compare 1947 March 16, Chicago Tribune, “How Long Do You Plan to Live?”, [Advertisement for the book "The Second Forty Years" by Edward J. Stieglitz, M.D.], p. C7, Chicago, Illinois. (ProQuest)). Source of misattribution: It’s Not the Years in Your Life That Count. It’s the Life in Your Years - Abraham Lincoln? Adlai Stevenson? Edward J. Stieglitz? Anonymous? by Quote Investigator on July 14, 2012 http://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/07/14/life-years-count/
To my way of thinking it is not the years in your life but the life in your years that count in the long run.
Adlai Stevenson II, Address at Princeton University, "The Educated Citizen" (22 March 1954) http://infoshare1.princeton.edu/libraries/firestone/rbsc/mudd/online_ex/stevenson/adlai1954.html. This has also been paraphrased "What matters most is not the years in your life, but the life in your years" and misattributed to Abraham Lincoln and Mae West.
Adlai Stevenson II, "If I Were Twenty-One" in Coronet (December 1955).
Variante: It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts.
— Max Lucado American clergyman and writer 1955
Fonte: Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make A Difference
„There is, in short no end to the story of life. There are merely pauses. The end is the arbitrary intervention of the teller, but there can be no finality about the choice. Today’s end is, after all tomorrow’s beginning.“
— Shashi Tharoor, livro The Great Indian Novel
The Great Indian Novel (1989)
— Sadhguru, livro Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy
Fonte: Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy
— Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
Variante: This is your life and its ending one moment at a time.
Fonte: Fight Club
„If I begin my book with a review of the coup, it is only to show that my abiding interests for Australia did not end with it. They shall end only with a long and fortunate life.“
— Gough Whitlam Australian politician, 21st Prime Minister of Australia 1916 - 2014
Abiding Interests (1997), Foreword