Existence Quotes

Karl Lagerfeld

People who say that yesterday was better than today are ultimately devaluing their own existence.

Eric Micha'el Leventhal

Either nobody's perfect,
or everyone is.

Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.

Gabriel García Márquez

It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.. Gabriel
It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.

N.K. Jemisin

You are what your creators and experiences have made you, like every other being in this universe. Accept that and be done; I tire of your whining.

Henry Miller

The world around me is dissolving leaving here and there spots of time. The world is a cancer eating itself away.

Isidor Isaac Rabi

To me, science is an expression of the human spirit, which reaches every sphere of human culture. It gives an aim and meaning to existence as well as a knowledge, understanding, love, and admiration for the world. It gives a deeper meaning to morality and another dimension to esthetics.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Prove to the world that you are alive, let your words breathe life into the nostrils of the universe.

Sovereign Voice

Speak it into existence and your words, through your desires, will bring it into fruition.

Sameh Elsayed

For those who were born lovers, falling in love is neither an option nor a decision. it is a matter of existence.

Frances J. Woodward

To be ignorant of the future is a condition of mortal existence, with which one can make terms. To be ignorant of the present, where it concerns the life of those one loves, is an additional burden almost beyond endurance.

Czesław Miłosz

The bright side of the planet moves toward darkness
And the cities are falling asleep, each in its hour,
And for me, now as then, it is too much.
There is too much world.

Travis J. Dahnke

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.

Nick Harkaway

This is the world, he thought. And I am in it.

Jay Woodman

Sing the world into existence…..

Leigh Hershkovich

We sit together in the waiting room of one existence, waiting to be shuffled into the waiting room of the next. Not the existence of another lifetime, simply a different mindset, a different age, purpose, exile and a separate redemption. A separate world in which to wait.

Herbert Simon

The world is vast, beautiful, and fascinating… even awe-inspiring, but impersonal. It demands nothing of me, and allows me to demand nothing of it.

Albert Einstein

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom."

[Moral Decay (first published 1937)]

Rachel Carson

It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself.

Emil Cioran

The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live -moreover, the only one.

Kahlil Gibran

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; in one aspect of You are found all the aspects of existence.

Patrick Ness

You said we all want there to be more than this! Well, there's always more than this. There's always something you don't know.

Tom Robbins

Perhaps the most terrible (or wonderful) thing that can happen to an imaginative youth, aside from the curse (or blessing) of imagination itself, is to be exposed without preparation to the life outside his or her own sphere - the sudden revelation that there is a there out there.

Werner Erhard

Man keeps looking for a truth that fits his reality. Given our reality, the truth doesn't fit.

Lewis Thomas

Statistically, the probability of any one of us being here is so small that the mere fact of our existence should keep us all in a state of contented dazzlement.

Tiffany Madison

True art is thoughtful, emotional examination of how human themes impact the overall experience of existing. The rest is kitsch.

R. N. Prasher

When a lie makes a soft bed for everyone, may the truth lie low. God as commonly understood appears to be one such lie. God as non-existence is not everyone's cup of tea and He better remain so.

Rebecca McNutt

You don't understand," Alecto replied vacantly. "It isn't that I want to die... I just don't want to exist.

Yukio Mishima

Only knowledge can turn life's unbearableness into a weapon.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Philosophy ... is a science, and as such has no articles of faith; accordingly, in it nothing can be assumed as existing except what is either positively given empirically, or demonstrated through indubitable conclusions.


We can speak and think only of what exists. And what exists is uncreated and imperishable for it is whole and unchanging and complete. It was not or nor shall be different since it is now, all at once, one and continuous.

Roman Payne

Why do we mortals wonder if it is through 'human chaos' or through 'divine perfection' when the world guides us to some magical event? In either case, is not the result the same? Is the result not 'divine perfection?


Love is our most unifying and empowering common spiritual denominator. The more we ignore its potential to bring greater balance and deeper meaning to human existence, the more likely we are to continue to define history as one long inglorious record of man’s inhumanity to man.

E.A. Bucchianeri

To be, or not to be: what a question!

Jean Toomer

It takes a well-spent lifetime, and perhaps more, to crystalize in us that for which we exist.

A.J. Ayer

It is now generally admitted, at any rate by philosophers, that the existence of a being having the attributes which define the god of any non-animistic religion cannot be demonstratively proved... [A]ll utterances about the nature of God are nonsensical.

Piet Hein

Nature, it seems, is the popular name
for milliards and milliards and milliards
of particles playing their infinite game
of billiards and billiards and billiards.

Tomislav Sunic

Before man ventures into daydreams about his futuristic society, he should
first immerse himself in the nothingness of his being, and finally restore life to what it is all about: a working hypothesis.

Walpola Rahula

There is no unmoving mover behind the movement. It is only movement. It is not correct to say that life is moving, but life is movement itself. Life and movement are not two different things. In other words, there is no thinker behind the thought. Thought itself is the thinker. If you remove the thought, there is no thinker to be found.

Emil Cioran

Tristetea, ca si suferinta, ne revela existenta, deoarece în ele avem în constiinta separatia noastra de lumea obiectiva si nelinistea care da un caracter tragic vietuirii în existenta.
Daca ar exista un zeu al tristetii, lui nu i-ar putea creste decât aripi negre si grele, pentru a zbura nu înspre ceruri, ci în infern.

George Orwell

It struck him as curious that you could create dead men but not living ones

Aniekee Tochukwu

Blessed are the doubters: for they shall not be easily fooled.. Aniekee Tochukwu
Blessed are the doubters: for they shall not be easily fooled.

Swami Prabhavananda

That which is not comprehended by the mind but by which the mind comprehends - know that...

Swami Prabhavananda

I cannot say that I know Brahman fully.
Nor can I say that I know him not....
Nor do I know that I know him not.

Steven L. Peck

[Y]ou are here to learn something. Don’t try to figure out what it is. This can be frustrating and unproductive.

Richard Ronald Allan

Let me not anchor you to a bed of weary rocks, but let me be the kite’s string that guides you in your flight.

Sameh Elsayed

Happiness does not mean the absence of problems, but the existence of passion.

Richard Ronald Allan

Carry me like change in your pocket and spend me as you wish.

Neale Donald Walsch

You are afraid to die, and you’re afraid to live. What a way to exist.

Albert Camus

Because there is nothing here than invites us to cherish unhappy lovers. Nothing is more vain than to die for love. What we ought to do is live.

Hermann Hesse

Ich werde stehen und warten.
Ich werde müde werden.
Ich werde nicht einschlafen.
Ich werde sterben.


I was not, I was, I am not, I care not. (Non fui, fui, non sum, non curo)

Thornton Wilder

Either we live by accident and die by accident, or we live by plan and die by plan.

J. Courtney Sullivan

How could a person have and do all these stupid things-clip coupons and double lock the front door-and then one day just cease to exist?

James Jones

Fife... simply walked off by himself, into the jungle to look at all the things which would continue to exist after he had ceased to. There were a lot of them. Fife looked at them all. They remained singularly unchanged by his scrutiny.

Tom Conrad

In life one of Midnight’s favourite movies had been It’s a Wonderful Life, a touching story where a man called George Bailey is shown how poor the world would have been if he’d never existed, but now the young ghost of Midnight Merlot was sat imagining himself not as the kind hero of his own narrative, but, - but as the anti-George.

Peter Kreeft

If you place [your bet] with God, you lose nothing, even if it turns out that God does not exist. But if you place it against God, and you are wrong and God does exist, you lose everything.

A.W. Tozer

The fact of God is necessary for the fact of man. Think God away and man has no ground of existence.

Bill Gaede

Define the word exist, and you'll know whether God exists.

Stanisław Lem

What gave you this idea of an imperfect god?'

'I don't know. It seems quite feasible to me. That is the only god I could imagine believing in, a god whose passion is not a redemption, who saves nothing, fulfills no purpose-a god who simply is.

Cormac McCarthy

Men do not turn from God so easily. Not so easily. Deep in each man is the knowledge that something knows of his existence. Something knows, and cannot e fled nor hid from. To imagine otherwise is to imagine the unspeakable. It was never that this man ceased to believe in God. No. It was rather that he came to believe terrible things of him.

Kedar Joshi

Life is a question asked by God about the way he exists.

Thomas F. Torrance

God draws near to us in such a way as to draw us near to himself within the circle of his knowing of himself.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Appreciation for cultural diversity is essential for our co-existence.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Look: the trees exist; the houses
we dwell in stand there stalwartly.
Only we
pass by it all, like a rush of air.
And everything conspires to keep quiet
about us,
half out of shame perhaps, half out of
some secret hope.

Donna Woolfolk Cross

She did not care about anything very much. Hope was gone. She existed that was all.

Stephen Crane

A Man Said to the Universe

A man said to the universe:
“Sir, I exist!”
“However,” replied the universe,
“The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation.

Dominic Owen Mallary

Who will read these poems when the people are gone?

Cormac McCarthy

Whatever in creation exists without my knowledge exists without my consent.

Carl Sagan

I would suggest that science is, at least in my part, informed worship.

Marilynne Robinson

You can know a thing to death and be for all purposes completely ignorant of it. A man can know his father, or his son, and there might still be nothing between them but loyalty and love and mutual incomprehension.

J.T Abraham

The Structure is bigger than the concept.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Without hope we fail to exist.

Doug Dillon

The stars up there at night are closer than you think.

John Corey Whaley

Maybe we all just exist, all versions of us exist at times, and we have to figure out a way to get to each of them, to find each one and tell that version that it's okay, that it's all justthe way it works, a concept too powerful to ignore but too complicated to explain.

Doug Dillon

Coincidences give you opportunities to look more deeply into your existence.

Doug Dillon

Pay attention to the intricate patterns of your existence that you take for granted.

Nikki Rowe

there is a silent beauty hidden amongst pain, if you sit in it you may never find it; if you grow through it, You'll find the treasure.

Christos Yannaras

Every specific human being, however, thinks, judges, imagines, wills and expresses himself or herself in a unique, dissimilar, and unrepeatable mode-a mode of unpredictable difference, or otherness, which objectively defies description or delimitation.

Chris Matakas

If something’s existence is contingent upon the existence of another entity, can we truthfully call them separate beings?

Philip Pullman

One moment several things are possible, the next moment only one happens, and the rest don't exist. Except that other worlds have sprung into being, on which the did happen.

Dmitri Mendeleev

It is the function of science to discover the existence of a general reign of order in nature and to find the causes governing this order. And this refers in equal measure to the relations of man - social and political - and to the entire universe as a whole.

Avis J. Williams

Your reality is a reflection of yourself

Avis J. Williams

respond rather than react to situations, people or environment. Let go of limiting emotions such as fear, frustration and anger and start to express your emotions to others, this is essential to a healthy wellbeing.

Avis J. Williams

Without thoughts the mind cannot exist only consciousness

Avis J. Williams

you know things, without knowing how you know, but you know it is true

Alberto Caeiro

If science wants to be truthful,
What science is more truthful than the science of things without science?
I close my eyes and the hard earth where I’m lying
Has a reality so real even my back feels it.
I don’t need reason - I have shoulderblades.

Bryant McGill

Hopeful visions touch possibilities that only exist in the gaze of the faithful.

Fay Weldon

Books fashion nets to sustain and support the reader as he falls helplessly through the chaos of his own existence.

Avis J. Williams

Let go of how you perceive others and how others perceive you.

Avis J. Williams

The universe only exist within us. All of what is outside of us is also within us.

Kedar Joshi

It is impossible to imagine existence void of any intelligence.

Lionel Shriver

Casting my own eye down Fifth Avenue as my belly swelled, I would register with incredulity: Every one of these people came from a woman's cunt.

Amy Tan

All objects exist in a moment of time.

Khalid Masood

There are no walls at the edge of the universe. Absence of time is the limit of space existence.

Khalid Masood

Time is the element and prime cause of the universe and all existence.

Anthony Liccione

It takes time, or does time take it?

Michel Faber

What do you expect? This place is one big anti-climax.

A.J. Darkholme

Sometimes we exist long enough to lead the next generation; other times, only to plant a seed and let its resonations of our time here on Earth ripple into new waves.

Alberto Caeiro

I’m in no hurry: the sun and the moon aren’t, either.
Nobody goes faster than the legs they have.
If where I want to go is far away, I’m not there in an instant.

Alberto Caeiro

I’m in no hurry. What for?
The sun and moon aren’t in a hurry: they’re right.
Hurrying is believing people can get past their legs,
Or that, jumping, they can land past their shadow.
No; I don’t know how to hurry.

F.J. Dagg

With no one to fear him, it seemed at times as if he didn't exist at all.

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