A Quote by Joseph Addison on mortality, mystery, and morality

The union of the Word and Mind produces that mystery which
is called life...Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery, for
their-in lies the secret of mortality.

Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

Source: Joseph Addison

Contributed by: Monk

A Quote by Paulo Coelho on earth, mortality, celebration, and sacredness

Our time on this earth is sacred, and we should celebrate every moment.

Paulo Coelho

Source: The Witch of Portobello, Pages: 11

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on unhappiness, greatness, infinity, mortality, and human condition

Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. on humanity, mortality, and curiosity

And Lot's wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned to a pillar of salt. So it goes.

Kurt Vonnegut (1922 -)

Source: Slaughterhouse-Five

Contributed by: Heather Mac

A Quote by leonard maltin on life, film, mortality, and imortality

it says something about the curious nature of film, that someone can be so alive on screen, when we're all too aware that they've passed. it underscores how we're mortal, and films are immortal (commenting on the death of Heath Ledger)

leonard maltin

Contributed by: florecita

A Quote by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross on living, life, full-living, abundance, now, living for the moment, mortality, time, and earth

It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Contributed by: Naumadd

A Quote by Laurence Sterne on adventure, discovery, exploration, mortality, curiosity, interest, life, and living

A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.

Laurence Sterne (1713 - 1768)

Contributed by: Naumadd

A Quote by Robert Augustus Masters on ego, mortality, self-transcendence, and awakening

The sense of being somebody special (a legend in our own mind!) helps immunize “I” against the bare facticity of its own mortality, here-and-now instability, and innate insubstantialness.

Even when “I” dreams of transcending itself - as in those programs that have (or advertise) as their central agenda the eradication of ego - it is still an “I” who has now achieved the incomparable goal of self-transcendence! “Look, Ma, no ego!” we announce as we unicycle past our rapt inner audience, too proud to notice our pride, forgetting that self-conceit persists well into advanced transpersonal stages of development.

In our craving to be somebody special - and don't forget that we may find our specialness through being “nobody” - we bypass exploration of that very craving, committing far more of our passion to fulfilling our dreams than to actually awakening from them.

-Robert Augustus Masters, Darkness Shining Wild, p.58

Robert Augustus Masters

Source: Darkness Shining Wild: An Odyssey to the Heart of Hell & Beyond: Meditations on Sanity, Suffering, Spirituality, and Liberation, Pages: 58

Contributed by: adastra

A Quote by Achilles on life, mortality, and humanity

The gods envy us. They envy us because we're mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.


Contributed by: Frances

A Quote by Robinson Jeffers on robinson jeffers, mortality, republic, life, and decay

You making haste on decay: not blameworthy; life is good, be it
long or suddenly
A mortal splendor: meteors are not needed less than mountains:
shine, perishing republic.

Robinson Jeffers (1887 - 1962)


Contributed by: Medea

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