Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Quotesplosion: What is the meaning of life?

Quotesplosion is where I compile a random list of quotes about a certain topic.  Mostly it is to showcase the multiplicity of opinions that humanity has to offer but I hope it does spark some honest thought as well.  The point this week is to have some fun and think a little about what matters.

The quotesplosion question is is: What is the meaning of life and how do you live a good one?

"In the end it is not going to matter how many breaths you took but how many moments took your breath away" -  Xiong Sheng

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss

"Life has no meaning.  Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life.  It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer." - Joseph Campbell

"The best things in life make you sweaty" - Edgar Allan Poe

"What is best in life? To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women" - Conan the Barbarian

"He who has a 'why' can bear almost any 'how'" - Friedrich Nietzche

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

"Life must be lived as play" - Plato

"The purpose of life is to stay alive. Watch any animal in nature--all it tries to do is stay alive. It doesn't care about beliefs or philosophy. Whenever any animal's behavior puts it out of touch with the realities of its existence, it becomes extinct." - Michael Crichton

"What keeps me going? Gloating over the misfortunes of others.  It doesn't always work but it never completely fails." - Christopher Hitchens

"42" - Douglas Adams

"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." - Prophet Micah

"If there is meaning in life at all then there must be meaning in suffering." - Viktor Frankl

"Life is anything that dies when you stop it." - Dave Barry

"When we remember that we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained" - Mark Twain (Twain gets two because he is the most quotable man ever.)

So what do you think the good life is?  How do we get it?

Talk amongst yourselves.

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