Life is Short Quotes Part 2

The average person spends about one-third of their life asleep. They spend another third working and a small amount socializing. The rest is spent eating and resting. Most people have an average lifespan of 80 years old which means they will spend about 20% or less of their life actually living it! What does that mean for you? That’s 40 years on this earth, out of the total 120 (or so) in your lifetime. You have to make sure to enjoy every moment because time flies by much quicker than you think!

So, how do you make the most of your time? You should start by figuring out what you want to do with your life. What are your passions? What makes you happy? Once you know that, it’s time to set some goals and start working towards them. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it in the end. And don’t forget to take some time for yourself as well! Relax and enjoy your free time; you’ve earned it!

Here are a few more life is short quotes.

Life is short, science is long; the opportunity is elusive, experiment is dangerous, judgment is difficult.


Why not? Life is short, life is dull, life is full of pain – and this is a chance for something special.

Woody Allen

I feel that life is short, so we should be disciplined, but at the same time, we should have a good time.

Wyclef Jean

Life is short. If you doubt me, ask a butterfly. Their average life span is a mere five to fourteen days.

Ellen DeGeneres

Life is short, so fall in love, dear maiden, before your youthful ardor cools off, for there is no tomorrow.


I blame my dad for my sweet tooth. His motto was ‘Life is short; eat dessert first.’ How can I argue with that?

Wendy Mass

Life is short And pleasures few And holed the ship And drowned the crew But o! But o! How very blue the sea is.

Clive Barker

Life is short and often stingy; feast the heart with what it craves, short of cruelty, and let the world wonder.

Reynolds Price

Life is short, do not hesitate! Enjoyed and lived Now because Yesterday is gone, and tomorrow is only an illusion!

Ebelsain Villegas

Life is short if you don’t notice it’ll pass you by, That’s why my head is in the clouds trying to pass the sky.


In Kali-yuga, the duration of life is shortened not so much because of insufficient food but because of irregular habits.

Radhanath Swami

People always say life is short. I’ve never been convinced of that – mine seems to have a tendency to go on and on.

John Malkovich

I get on with all my exes, so there’s nothing I need to forget about. I don’t know – life is shorter than it seems.

Agyness Deyn

Art is long. Life is short. A picture can become for us a highway between a particular thing and a universal feeling.

Lawren Harris

Your days pass like rainbows, like a flash of lightning, like a star at dawn. Your life is short. How can you quarrel?

Gautama Buddha

Life is short, and we are dull, and eternal things are necessary, and the souls that depend on our teaching are precious.

Richard Baxter

Life is short. Do not forget about the most important things in our life, living for other people and doing good for them.

Marcus Aurelius

Look. We both know life is short, Macy. Too short to waste a single second with anyone who doesn’t appreciate and value you.

Sarah Dessen

Life is short. Make the most of it. Put God first. Love deeply. Forgive quickly. Laugh a lot. Find and live out your purpose.

Nicky Gumbel

If a man wants to read good books, he must make a point of avoiding bad ones; for life is short, and time and energy limited.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Time is short, life is short, there’s a lot to know. So I skip the entertainers in the newspaper now. I just haven’t got time.

Tom Stoppard

Life is as short as breathing! Forget Yesterday, Focus today to enjoy tomorrow!”The purpose of life is to live it, not destroy it.

Ebelsain Villegas

Life is short. You die before you think you’re going to. Don’t waste it in college unless you’re doing something real. My view.

Tucker Carlson

Life is short enough, there is nothing worth here to take your life, and those things we do gain can never be taken to our grave.

Anthony Liccione

Because life is short but sweet for certain We’re climbing two by two To be sure these days continue These things we cannot change

Dave Matthews

You come to realize that life is short, and you have to step up. Don’t feel sorry for me. Much is expected of those who are strong.

Arthur Ashe

Remember… life is short. Each moment you have is precious. Treasure every second. Don’t spend them doing anything you don’t love.

Meg Cabot

Life is short. You can’t afford to put off what God has put in your heart. You don’t have time to live with things holding you back.

Joel Osteen

There is someone out there that will love you.They’ll want you for you.Don’t settle for less.Life is short and I’m tired of wasting it

Abbi Glines

The only certainty is that we never know what tomorrow holds. We live for today, life is short, so let’s enjoy it together while we can.


Life is short, fragile, and does not wait for anyone. There will never be a perfect time to pursue your dreams and goals other than right now

Rachael Bermingham

Seeing pictures of other places around the world makes me feel more important. Reminds me, even though life is short, there’s so much to do.

Travis J. Dahnke

Life is short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss SLOWLY. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably And never regret ANYTHING That makes you smile.

Mark Twain

Scars heal, glory fades, and all we’re left with are the memories made. pain hurts, but only for a minute. life is short, so go on and live it.

Chris Cagle

Time is old. Life is short. Only this moment is guaranteed to you. Fight hard to do the things you dream of. You may not have another chance.

Heather Dorff

I think life is short, and you can’t spend time doing things just to be on set to reassure yourself that people are not going to forget about you.

Vincent Cassel

Yes, you can lose somebody overnight, yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind.

Shania Twain

I struggle for what I believe in. Life is short, it’s impossible to repeat something; you have to take advantage of things when you can reach them.

Kate Winslet

Life is short, so don’t waste any of it carrying around a load of bitterness. It only sours your life, and the world won’t pay any attention anyway.

Pat Dye

Nobody’s life is perfect and in the grand scheme of things, life is short. I think it’s so important to live life to its fullest and choose to smile.

Tia Mowry

Life is short, and I’d rather be sitting in the poor house doing what I love doing than making a lot of money and being miserable. Life is very short.

Amber Benson

Life is short. People are not easy to know. They’re not easy to know, so if you don’t tell them how you feel, you’re not going to get anywhere, I feel.

Nina Simone

Life is short. Life is uncertain. But we know that we have today. And we have each other. I believe that for each of us, there is a place on the frontlines.

Eric Greitens

Life is short, youth is finite, and opportunities endless. Have you found the intersection of your passion and the potential for world-shaping positive impact?

Justin Rosenstein

I just don’t want to watch TV, and I know that life is short. I feel like I couldn’t do all the things I wanted to do if I had several lifetimes to do them in.

Kyp Malone

There comes a moment when we all must realize that life is short, and in the end the only thing that really counts is not how others see us, but how God sees us.

Billy Graham

You realize that life is short and fragile; and when you are facing walls of water, you understand your own mortality can change and how quickly things could change.

Larry Ellison

O gentlemen, the time of life is short! To spend that shortness basely were too long, If life did ride upon a dial’s point, Still ending at the arrival of an hour.

William Shakespeare

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.

Henri Frederic Amiel

Life is short, he thought. Art, or something not life, is long, stretching out endless, like [a] concrete worm. Flat, white, unsmoothed by any passage over or across it.

Philip K. Dick

I don’t think my life would be significantly poorer if I don’t impersonate Nick Clegg. Life is short enough without sitting up night after night listening to tapes of him.

Rory Bremner

Life is short; this being so, who would pursue great things and not bear with what is at hand? These are the ways of madmen and men of evil counsel, at least in my judgment.


Life is short and if you’re looking for an extension, you had best do well. ‘Cause, there’s good deeds and then there’s good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell.

Ben Harper

All that is not eternal is eternally out of date. C. S. LEWIS, The Four Loves Life is short. Eternity is long. BENTLEY LITTLE, His Father’s Son What we do now echoes in eternity.

Marcus Aurelius

Country people do not behave as if they think life is short; they live on the principle that it is long, and savor variations of the kind best appreciated if most days are the same.

Edward Hoagland

If I can get a day to myself, I won’t answer the phone, I’ll read or go for a walk. Simple, basic things. People think there’s always time to do that but there isn’t. Life is short.

Viggo Mortensen

Life is short. Time is short. As we get older, time does quicken. It’s long, and it’s long pertaining to that thought, that the past is not done with you because you can’t rid of it.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Busy, curious, thirsty fly, Drink with me and drink as I! Freely welcome to my cup, Could’st thou sip and sip it up; Make the most of life you may; Life is short and wears away.

William Oldys

Follow your own particular dreams. We are handed a life by peers, parents and society, you can do that or follow your own dreams. Life is short, be a dreamer but be a practical person.

Hugh Hefner

Your life is short, your duties many, your assistance great, and your reward sure; therefore faint not, hold on and hold up, in ways of well-doing, and heaven shall make amends for all

Thomas Brooks

Life is short. Time is fleeting. Realize the Self. Purity of the heart is the gateway to God. Aspire. Renounce. Meditate. Be good; do good. Be kind; be compassionate. Inquire, know Thyself.


I don’t think that life happens by sitting back and waiting. People hold their cards so tight to their chest. Life is short. Tell people you love them. What’s the worst that’s going to happen?

Drew Barrymore

My father worked on assembly lines in Detroit while I was growing up. Every day, I watched him do what he needed to do to support the family. But he told me, ‘Life is short. Do what you want to do.’

Anita Baker

Life is short if we are only said to live when we enjoy ourselves; and if we were merely to count up the hours we spent agreeably, a great number of years would hardly make up a life of a few months.

Jean de la Bruyere

Life is short, and potential studies infinite. We have a much better chance of accomplishing something significant when we follow our passionate interests and work in areas of deepest personal meaning.

Stephen Jay Gould

As with most phobias, the fear of flying does make some sense, but if ever there was a fear worth quashing then this is it. After all, life is short, and there’s a great big world to explore out there.

Beth Ditto

Thirty-nine years of my life had passed before I understood that clouds were not my enemy; that they were beautiful, and that I needed them. I suppose this, for me, marked the beginning of wisdom. Life is short.

Iimani David

A man’s longest purposes will be his best purposes. It is true, life is short and uncertain; but it is better to live on the short arc of a large circle than to describe the whole circumference of a small circle.

Charles Henry Parkhurst

Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is. People lose their capacity to walk, run, travel, think, and experience life. I realize how important it is to use the time I have.

Viggo Mortensen

Every once in a while we remember that life is short, and to appreciate the time with your friends and family, and to be open to have beautiful exciting moments in your days and stop worrying about what’s pulling you down.

Garrett Hedlund

Life is short. I’m years old. I’ve got years to go where I can be the best I can be. I want those years to be precious, not like before, cranking two or three movies a year. I’ve made a ton of movies in my life, but so what?

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Life is short. I’m 47 years old. I’ve got 10 years to go where I can be the best I can be. I want those 10 years to be precious, not like before, cranking two or three movies a year. I’ve made a ton of movies in my life, but so what?

Jean-Claude Van Damme

Do not work primarily for money; do your duty to patients first and let the money follow; our life is short, we don’t live twice; the whirlwind will pick up the leaves and spin them, but then it will drop them and they will form a pile.

John Hersey

“When writing, always hook the reader with your first sentence “in love, never settle”value yourself first and this will help you to value others”life is short, so enjoy it to the fullest”everyone in the world is different, and that’s ok”

Spider Robinson

Life is short. From here to that old car you know so well there is a stretch of twenty, twenty-five paces. It is a very short walk. Make those twenty-five steps. Now. Right now. Come just as you are. And we shall live happily ever after.

Vladimir Nabokov

When I was younger I probably didn’t understand something basic about tact, but I think it kept faint-hearted people at arm’s distance and that’s not such a bad thing, because life is short and I know the kind of people I want to work with.

Debra Winger

Life is short, and the Art long; the occasion fleeting; experience fallacious, and judgment difficult. The physician must not only be prepared to do what is right himself, but also to make the patient, the attendants, and externals cooperate.


We are all, in the private kingdom of our hearts, desperate for the company of a wise, true friend. Someone who isn’t embarrassed by our emotions, or her own, who recognizes that life is short and all that we have to offer, in the end, is love.

Steve Almond

Life is short. Life goes fast. And what I really want to do in my life is to bring something new, something beautiful and something filled with light into the world. I try to think of that every day so that I can remember why I am coming to my studio.

Ross Bleckner

Empty night, Harry. Didn’t your little adventure in the lake teach you a damned thing?”I scowled some more. “Like what?” “Like life is short,” he [Thomas] said. “Like you don’t know when it’s going to end. Like some things, left unsaid, can’t ever be said.

Jim Butcher

He is different, and there will be many people you love who will be unhappy with you. You don’t want them to feel you’ve dishonored them. Yes, I know how it is. But life is short. A chance for great happiness doesn’t come along all that often.

Dean Koontz

Then a hundred sad voices lifted a wail, And a hundred glad voices piped on the gale:’Time is short, life is short,’ they took up the tale: ‘Life is sweet, love is sweet, use today while you may; Love is sweet, and to-morrow may fail; Love is sweet, use to-day.

Christina Rossetti

One can never read too little of bad, or too much of good books: bad books are intellectual poison; they destroy the mind. In order to read what is good one must make it a condition never to read what is bad; for life is short, and both time and strength are limited.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Life is short, and therefore, one thing being certain, death, let us take up a great ideal, and give up the whole life to it. For what is the value of life, this vegetating little low life of man? Subordinating it to one high ideal is the only value that life has.

Swami Vivekananda

Life is short and far too fragile. Whatever you dream of doing, begin. Put a first step or a “down payment” on your schedule and make it happen. Create memories. Have fun. Have an adventure. Take a (reasonable) risk. Be audacious. Laugh out loud. See what happens.

John Bernard Philip Humbert, 9th Count de Salis-Soglio

Life is short – while we speak it flies; enjoy, then, the present, and forget the future; such is the moral of ancient poetry, a graceful and a wise moral – indulged beneath a southern sky, and all deserving, the phrase applied to it – the philosophy of the garden.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

Probably “I love my life” would be something I would say out loud to the planet – just that positive affirmation. And also, “Life is short,” “Don’t take yourself so seriously,” and “Lighten the f – k up.” And if that offends you, you really need to lighten the f – k up.

John Feldmann

In this week I see such a picture of life, hard and joyful pressed up together and sleeping in the same bed. They come knit together. The lines of pain run through the joy and remind us to go all in, because life is short. The joy edges the pain and gives us a reason to rise.

Anna White

Life is short and the time of death is uncertain; so apply yourself to meditation. Avoid doing evil, and acquire merit, to the best of your ability, even at the cost of life itself. In short: Act so that you have no cause to be ashamed of yourselves and hold fast to this rule.


“You want a piece of advice?” said Ripred. “Don’t bother. I know what you’ll say. The whole thing’s stupid,” said Gregor. “Quite the contrary. I was going to say that life is short. There are only a few good things in it, really. Don’t pretend that one isn’t happening.” said Ripred.

Suzanne Collins

Have you any old grudges you would like to pay, Any wrongs laid up from a bygone day? -Gather them now and lay them away When Christmas comes. Hard thoughts are heavy to carry, my friend, And life is short from beginning to end; Be kind to yourself, leave nothing to mend When Christmas comes.

William Haines Lytle

You know, some people say life is short and that you could get hit by a bus at any moment and that you have to live each day like it’s your last. Bullshit. Life is long. You’re probably not gonna get hit by a bus. And you’re gonna have to live with the choices you make for the next fifty years.

Chris Rock

Our life is what our thoughts make it. Do every act of your life as if it were your last. In a word, your life is short. You must make the most of the present with the aid of reason and justice. Since it is possible that you may be quitting life this very moment, govern every act and thought accordingly.

Marcus Aurelius

Because life is short. I feel we’re made of a hunger, a desire for life ““ if that can be described as a material. As I get older, I’m trying to open that channel more. If you don’t, if you close off desire and get complacent, life loses its freshness and sweetness, and that’s what I crave. That’s my bliss.

Sarah Slean

Life is short, youth is finite, and opportunities endless. Have you found the intersection of your passion and the potential for world-shaping positive impact? If you don’t have a great idea of your own, there are plenty of great teams that need you – unknown startups and established teams in giant companies alike.

Justin Rosenstein

You can not bring back the past. But you certainly can not repeat it. Life is short, even if live to ninety. Live to the fullest – that’s how I feel. Appreciate every moment, every hour, every day, because they do not blink of an eye, all over. I am absolutely sure that for most people their death comes as a surprise.

Bruce Willis

I always say, ‘Man, the Creator is preparing me for something. He’s keeping the sun on me for some reason. He’s keeping me aligned with that generation.’ Because I genuinely love people, I love hip-hop, and I love using it as a tool to communicate and to create a better vibration. Life is short. I guess I’m lined up for a reason.

Doug E. Fresh

The average person spends about one-third of their life asleep. They spend another third working and a small amount socializing. The rest is spent eating and resting. Most people have an average lifespan of 80 years old which means they will spend about 20% or less of their life actually living it! What does that…


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