10 Celebrity quotes about being alive

Reader's Digest Editors 22 July 2022

Celebrities through the ages, including writers, scientists and inventors, offer some profound insights on what it means to be alive

The human condition has taunted us throughout history, with countless writers, philosophers and artists struggling to make sense of what it means to be alive

These celebrities have put their feelings about being alive into words so that you don't have to. The following quotes are sure to resonate with you and make you feel a little more at peace with life

1. Author, EB White

"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day" – EB White

2. Author, Ursula K Le Guin

“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next” – Ursula K Le Guin

3. Inventor, Thomas Edison

“We don’t know a millionth of one per cent about anything” – Thomas Edison

4. Poet, Maya Angelou

“I want all my senses engaged. Let me absorb the world’s variety and uniqueness” – Maya Angelou

5. Author, Philip K Dick

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away” – Philip K Dick

6. Author, Helen Keller

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature…Life is either a daring adventure or nothing” – Helen Keller

7. Scientist, Albert Einstein

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science” – Albert Einstein

8. Artist, Michelangelo

“My soul can find no staircase to heaven unless it be through earth’s loveliness” – Michelangelo

9. Poet, Walt Whitman

“If any thing is sacred, the human body is sacred” – Walt Whitman

10. Author, Albert Camus

“Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is” – Albert Camus

These quotes were sourced from the Reader's Digest book of Quotable Quotes

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