Quotes on Futility Of Life

Playing the game I have learned the meaning of humility. It has given me an understanding of futility of the human effort. Abba Eban

When I was a fairly precocious young man I became thoroughly impressed with the futility of the hopes and strivings that chase most men restlessly through life. Moreover, I soon discovered the cruelty of that chase, which in those years was much more carefully covered up by hypocrisy and glittering words than is the case today. By the mere existence of his stomach everyone was condemned to participate in that chase. The stomach might well be satisfied by such participation, but not man insofar as he is a thinking and feeling being. Albert Einstein

It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury; signifying nothing. William Shakespeare

Futility is the defining characteristic of life. Stephen R Donaldson

I am alive again, now that I can no longer stand to live. Albert Camus

The fatal futility of Fact. Henry James

The effort you put forth to anything transcends yourself, for there is no futility even in death. Monty Oum

Solitude is for me a fount of healing which makes my life worth living. Talking is often a torment for me, and I need many days of silence to recover from the futility of words. Carl Jung

The thought that really crushes us is the thought of the futility of life of which death is the visible manifestation. Giacomo Leopardi

Since all life is futility, then the decision to exist must be the most irrational of all. Emile M Cioran

Life itself was only futility, vain words, a squabble of cap and bells. Michel Foucault

Futility has become a great subject, full of opportunities. Mason Cooley

The mind lives through more, and the more cannot be fulfilled; that is impossible. IT ENDS IN TEARS. Every desire ends in frustration, because every expectation is the beginning of frustration. Why does every desire end in frustration? There are only two alternatives: either you achieve your object of desire or you don`t achieve it, but in both cases it will end in tears. If you achieve it you will see the utter futility of it all. Rajneesh

Married life had taught him the futility of arguing with a female in a dark-brown mood. Isaac Asimov

Very few of the people who accentuate the futility of life remark the futility of themselves. Perhaps they think that in proclaiming the evil of living they somehow salvage their own worth from the ruin - but they don't, even you and I... F Scott Fitzgerald

Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established. George Carlin

It was the masterful and incommunicable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life. It was the Wild, the savage, frozen-hearted Northland Wild. (Ch.1) Jack London

The part of life which we really live is short. Seneca the Younger

He is useless on top of the ground; he ought to be under it, inspiring the cabbages. Mark Twain

What is hope but futility for moments stood on end. Sydney Lee

Name, no, nothing is nameable, tell, no, nothing can be told, what then, I don't know, I shouldn't have begun. Samuel Beckett

I gave up before birth. Samuel Beckett

Happiness is living by inner purpose, not by outer pressures. Happiness is having a sense of meaning, not a feeling of futility. David W Augsburger

you must not use wood to put out the fire. Bette Lord

When I was still a rather precocious young man, I already realized most vividly the futility of the hopes and aspirations that most men pursue throughout their lives. Albert Einstein

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. T S Eliot

Oregano is the spice of life. Henry Tillman

By doubting we come at truth. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Everything in life is most fundamentally a gift. And you receive it best and you live it best by holding it with very open hands. Leo J. O'Donovan

The purpose of life is to live it. Clarence Darrow

The significance of life is living. Jiddu Krishnamurti

The meaning of life is to create meaning for your life. Tucker Max

We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life. Viktor E Frankl

Housework is a treadmill from futility to oblivion with stop-offs at tedium and counter productivity. Erma Bombeck

Life, it is true, can be grasped in all its confused futility merely by opening one's eyes and sitting passively, a spectator on the stands of history - but to understand the social processes and conflicts, the interplay between individual and group, even the physicality of human experience, we have need of small-scale models. Will Self

I used to tweet, but it's an act of futility. You're not really making any impact, and if you find yourself in a mood when you wanna be a bit controversial and you post something, you suddenly realise, 'Oh my God!' because you've opened yourself up to a bunch of criticism from strangers. Sylvester Stallone

Worry compounds the futility of being trapped on a dead-end street. Thinking opens new avenues. Cullen Hightower

As the situation developed, the futility of attempting suicide in the middle of a hospital became apparent. Steig Larsson

A man who is afraid of death will be afraid of life also, because life brings death. If you are afraid of the enemy and you close your door, the friend will also be prohibited. Rajneesh

Nature has given man no better thing than shortness of life. Pliny The Elder

A man of quality is never threatened by a woman of equality. Jill Briscoe

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Paul Gauguin

For this beauty, beauty without strength, chokes out life. Hilda Doolittle

To live is to experience things, not sit around pondering the meaning of life. Paulo Coelho

The only incontrovertible fact of my work is the importance of life. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Life is full of surprises, isn't it? Charlton Heston

I have finally figured out that the purpose of life is to enjoy it. Rita Mae Brown

Convert life into truth. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If. A two-letter word for futility. Sidney Sheldon

A vast silence reigned over the land. The land itself was a desolation, lifeless, without movement, so lone and cold that the spirit of it was not even that of sadness. There was a hint in it of laughter, but of laughter more terrible than any sadness-a laughter that was mirthless as the smile of the Sphinx, a laughter cold as the frost and partaking of the grimness of infallibility. It was the masterful and incommunicable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life. It was the Wild, the savage, frozen-hearted Northland Wild. Jack London

The great end of life is not knowledge but action. Thomas Huxley

The quality of life is determined by its activities. Aristotle

Every life is its own excuse for being. Elbert Hubbard

The beauty of life is, therefore, geometrical beauty of a type that Plato would have much appreciated. John Desmond Bernal

The meaning of life is found in openness to being and "being present" in full awareness. Thomas Merton

The purpose of life is to bring forth goodness. Now, in this life. Leo Tolstoy

Stress is the spice of life. Hans Selye

You don't need the fame to be vital. Herbie Hancock

Having a vision for your life allows you to live out of hope, rather than out of your fears. Stedman Graham

Money comes, money goes. But your story stays with you the rest of your life. Andy Stanley

Worrying is a necessary part of life. Mary Tyler Moore

Goodness begins simply with the fact of life itself. Gwendolyn Brooks

What's the meaning of life? Other people. John Green

In this life and the next, you're my only hope at happiness. Lisa Kleypas

Animation isn't the illusion of life; it is life Chuck Jones

All of a sudden you realise that you are the person who has control of your life. Jim Henson

What we do with the things we have makes the biggest difference in the quality of life Jim Rohn

You won't find the truth of life in morbidity, only in hope. Dean Koontz

The web of life both cradles us and calls us to weave it further. Joanna Macy

Make sure you're doing something that you love, that you're willing to do for the rest of your life. If you're doing it for money, that's the only thing you won't make. Daymond John

Only by owning who and what you are can you step into the fullness of life. Oprah Winfrey

Live the law of love. We encourage obedience to the laws of life when we live the laws of love. Stephen Covey

Death is a very important part of life Gg Allin

maybe the meaning of life lies in looking for it David Mitchell

No theory of life seemed to him to be of any importance compared with life itself Oscar Wilde

Change is the essence of life. Anatole France

Get out on the stage of life. Cliffie Stone

Beauty lives with kindness. William Shakespeare

Stupidity is a fact of life, but unmentionable. The new Prudery. Mason Cooley

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