Living Life Fully Quotes

This page named living Life Fully Quotes are intended to help us see things differently and perhaps more clearly, or at least view things from another perspective.


In work of love, the body forgets its weight. And once again with love and singing in mind, I come to what must come to me, carried as a dancer by a song. This grace is gravity.
– Wendell Berry

When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.
– Billy, age four. From Breathing Together, edited by Richard Kehl

Give Time Time.
(A recovery term.)

Image of children running on the beach

If it’s fifty miles into the woods it’s fifty miles out.
– (Recovery term)

Life is too short to experience everything, but the human heart is big enough to resonate with everything that any other human heart has experienced.
– Brother David Steindl-Rast

The future has many names. For the weak it is unattainable. For the fearful it is the unknown. For the bold it is opportunity.
– Victor Hugo

Perhaps the secret of living well is not in having all the answers but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company.
– Rachel Naomi Remen

Listen to your life…touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments and life itself is grace.
– Frederick Buechner

We have no idea what tomorrow will bring, but today is overflowing with potential.
– Allan Lokos

It is true that we are called to create a better world. But we are first of all called to a more immediate and exalted task: that of creating our own lives.
– Thomas Merton

To live without roads seemed one way not to get lost.
– Naomi Shihab Nye

How many times have you noticed that it’s the little quiet moments in the midst of life that seem to give the rest extra-special meaning?
– Fred Rogers

The most fortunate are those who have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy.
– Abraham H. Maslow

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
– Eckhart Tolle

Going nowhere … isn’t about turning your back on the world; it’s about stepping away now and then so that you can see the world more clearly and love it more deeply.
– Leonard Cohen

Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships.
– Charles Simic

It is true that we are called to create a better world. But we are first of all called to a more immediate and exalted task: that of creating our own lives.
– Thomas Merton

You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around — and why his parents will always wave back.
– William D Tammeus

Never be so focused on what you’re looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find.
-Ann Patchett

Be joyful even though you’ve considered all the facts.
– Wendell Berry

Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.
– john Lennon

This is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.
– Frederick Buechner

Life’s interruptions often turn out to be God’s opportunities.
– Douglas Steere

Good timber does not grow with the ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.
– J. Marriot

Don’t ask what the world needs.  Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
– Howard Thurman

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
– Diane Ackerman


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