Life is Short Quotes

Sooner or later, we are rudely intimated the fact that we are all mortal. Life is short. This should make us cherish each moment more. That’s what makes life so beautiful. We will never be as young as we are now. These quotes will make you look at the beauty of life more because of its brevity.

Life is short, yet sweet.


Life is short. Be of use.

Robin Sharma

Cease, cows, life is short.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Life is short, the art long.


Life is short and so is money.

Bertolt Brecht

Life is short and art is long.

Seneca the Younger

Time is long but life is short.

Stevie Wonder

Life is short, break the rules.

Mark Twain

Life is short, death is forever.

Chuck Palahniuk

Life is short. Eternity is long.

Bentley Little

Life is short (You need Python)

Bruce Eckel

Life is short. Help more people.

Robin Sharma

Life is short. Eat dessert first.

Jacques Torres

Life is short…eat dessert first!

Wendy Mass

Art is eternal, but life is short.

Evelyn de Morgan

Life is short and progress is slow.

Gabriel Lippmann

Life is short, have dessert first.

Wendy Mass

Life is short…Live to the fullest…

John Grisham

Life is short, but art lives forever.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Art indeed is long, but life is short.

Andrew Marvell

Life is short, but the years are long.

Robert A. Heinlein

Life is short. It’s God’s fault. Sorry.

David James

… life is short and the world is wide

Simon Raven

Life is short, I have no time for drama.

Caroline Manzo

Remember: Life is short, break the rules.

James Dean

Life is short, and it is here to be lived.

Kate Winslet

Life is short, so enjoy it to the fullest.

John Walters

Life is short. I’m gonna be happy with mine.

Allen Iverson

Because life is short but sweet for certain.

Dave Matthews

Life is short, and the Tour de France long.

Giles Smith

Life is short. But desire, desire is long.

Jane Hirshfield

You never know life is short but it’s wide.

Wendy Mass

Life is short. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly.

Robert Doisneau

My life is short. I can’t listen to banality.

V. S. Naipaul

Remember that life is short and death is long.

Fritz Scholder

Life is short, you better make the most of it.

Paul Ryan

Life is short, but its ills make it seem long.

Publilius Syrus

Life is short and love is over in the morning.

Ville Valo

Life is short, so live extra lives. Read books.

Shannon Hale

Life is short but it is wide. This too shall pass.

Rebecca Wells

Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet.

Sarah Louise Delany

Life is short but there is always time for courtesy.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’ll rest when I’m dead. I’m hungry and life is short!

Madonna Ciccone

Life is short, the art is long, the problems pressing.

Rene Dubos

Life is short, God’s way of encouraging a bit of focus.

Robert Breault

Life is short and unpredictable. Eat the dessert first!

Helen Keller

Life is short and you’ve got to get the most out of it.

Gwen Stefani

Life is short … so why waste it doing something dumb?

Aaron Swartz

Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it.

Orhan Pamuk

Life is short, youth is finite, and opportunities endless.

Justin Rosenstein

Life is short and I have some things I’d still like to do.

Mark Martin

Some say Life is short. I say; Life is tall-grab a straw!


Life is short so go on and live it cause the chicks dig it.

Chris Cagle

Art is long and life is short, and success is very far off.

Joseph Conrad

Life is short. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly, and love truly.

Mark Twain

Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind.

Shania Twain

People complain that life is short, for me, it seems very long.

Alija Izetbegovic

The bottom line for me is that life is short and art is long.

George Saunders

Life is short and the nights are long, and tonight I moved on.


Life is short and experiences with remarkable people are rare.

Diane Keaton

Life is short, and time is swift; Roses fade, and shadows shift.

Ebenezer Elliott

Life is short and there will always be dirty dishes, so let’s dance.

James Howe

Life is short and information endless: nobody has time for everything.

Aldous Huxley

Art is long, life is short; judgement difficult, opportunity transient.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The time of life is short; To spend that shortness basely were too long.

William Shakespeare

Man’s life is short, and therefore an honorable death is his immortality.

Publilius Syrus

Life is short and truth works far and lives long: let us speak the truth.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Life is short. Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly.

Paulo Coelho

Life is short, but it’s long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined.

Josh Billings

Life is short and we have scarcely begun to live when we are called to die.

Charles Spurgeon

Life is short. The sooner that a man begins to enjoy his wealth the better.

Samuel Johnson

Life is short. You have to be able to laugh at our pain or we never move on.

Jeff Ross

I believe that life is shorter; that is why we have to make experience longer.

Marina Abramovic

As days are numbered and life is short, why waste days feeling bad for yourself~?

Innocent Mwatsikesimbe

Life is short. You better get out there and do what you want to do while you can.

Tony Gonzalez

My advice to graduates is to stay positive. Life is short, and you’ll be dead soon.

Greg Giraldo

Life is short. Don’t miss opportunities to spend time with the people that you love.

Joel Osteen

I don’t make plans, because life is short and unpredictable – much like the weather!

Al Roker

There are jerks all over Washington. Life is short; being a jerk is just unnecessary.

Mona Sutphen

Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is.

Viggo Mortensen

There are things in life that are bigger than ourselves. Life is short, live it well.

St. Jerome

Unlived dreams often show up in your body as disease. Go for the Big Wow. Life is short!

Christiane Northrup

I’m 47, You learn life is short and it’s not worth doing something if you don’t enjoy it.

Trisha Yearwood

Since life is short and the world is wide, the sooner you start exploring it, the better.

Simon Raven

Life is short. Ricky and I realize how lucky we were. We want to be together all the time.

Christie Brinkley

Art is eternal, but life is short..I will make up for it now, I have not a moment to lose.

Evelyn de Morgan

Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment uncertain, and judgment difficult.


Life is short. Short, and not about anything except what you can touch and what touches you.

Woody Allen

I just wanna live the moment and just take every moment and embrace it because life is short.

Nonito Donaire

Life is precious, and in the grand song of the universe, life is short. There is much to be done.

Gloria Burgess

Youth is fleeting and life is short, you might as well strike hard. Anything else is just average.

Henry Rollins

Life is short is what some niggaz said; not if you measure life – by how one lives and what he did.


So, good news/bad news: good news that I’m progressing; bad news that life is short and art is long.

George Saunders

Life is short. That’s all there is to say. Get what you can from the present – thoughtfully, justly.

Marcus Aurelius

… class differences in health represent a double injustice: life is short where its quality is poor.

Richard G. Wilkinson

I believe that life is short, and there is too much time wasted bearing grudges, and I like to move on.

Sam Taylor-Johnson

Life is short, very short, and what are we doing here if not trying to become more generous and loving?

George Saunders

But life is short: while one lives, everything is lacking; when one is dead, everything is superfluous.

Lope de Vega

Sooner or later, we are rudely intimated the fact that we are all mortal. Life is short. This should make us cherish each moment more. That’s what makes life so beautiful. We will never be as young as we are now. These quotes will make you look at the beauty of life more because of…


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