Carpe diem Quotes


Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Forever is composed of nows.

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.

Carpe diem    Future    Past    Present    Time

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.

The future depends on what you do today.

Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.

I am not a teacher, but an awakener.

You live but once; you might as well be amusing.

Set wide the window. Let me drink the day.

Carpe diem    Day    Daytime    Window

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.

When you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love ...

Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don’t want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here. Believe in kissing.

Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.

Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.

Do anything, but let it produce joy.

Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman

Leaves of Grass

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.

Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.

Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.

Action    Blessings    Carpe diem    Dance    Enthusiasm    Express    Inspiration    Live    Love    Motivation    Music    Share    Sing    Talk    Truth    Walk

Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.

We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.

Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.

Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.

What I'm not sure about, is if our lives have been so different from the lives of the people we save. We all complete. Maybe none of us really understand what we've lived through, or feel we've had enough time.

Never Let Me Go

Ishiguro Kazuo

Never Let Me Go

The future starts today, not tomorrow.

Carpe diem    Future    Present    Time

My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus."
[
The Science of Second-Guessing
(
New York Times Magazine Interview
, December 12, 2004)]

Don't count the days, make the days count.

Live each day as if it's your last', that was the conventional advice, but really, who had the energy for that? What if it rained or you felt a bit glandy? It just wasn't practical. Better by far to simply try and be good and courageous and bold and to make a difference. Not change the world exactly, but the bit around you. Go out there with your passion and your electric typewriter and work hard at...something. Change lives through art maybe. Cherish your friends, stay true to your principles, live passionately and fully and well. Experience new things. Love and be loved, if you ever get the chance.

I will not wait to love as best as I can. We thought we were young and that there would be time to love well sometime in the future. This is a terrible way to think. It is no way to live, to wait to love.

What Is the What

Dave Eggers

What Is the What

Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.

We are the change we have been waiting for.

It’s not that we have to quit
this life one day, but it’s how
many things we have to quit
all at once: music, laughter,
the physics of falling leaves,
automobiles, holding hands,
the scent of rain, the concept
of subway trains... if only one
could leave this life slowly!

Automobiles    Beauty    Carpe diem    Dying    Holding hands    Laughter    Leaves    Life    Loss    Music    Rain    Regret    Sorrow    Subway    Trains

Carpe diem."
(Odes: I.11)

Nothing is worth more than this day.

You look ridiculous if you dance
You look ridiculous if you don't dance
So you might as well
dance.

Three Lives

Gertrude Stein

Three Lives

Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretence.

The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.

Leave the problems of God to God and karma to karma. Today you're here and nothing you do will change that. Today you are alive and here and honored and blessed with good fortune. Look at this suset, it's beautiful, neh? This sunset exists. Tomorrow does not exist. There is only now. Please look. It is so beautiful and it will never happen ever again, never, not this sunset, never in all infinity. Lose yourself in it, make yourself one with nature and do not worry about karma, yours, mine, or that of the village.

If a man is to live, he must be all alive, body, soul, mind, heart, spirit.

We are all dying, every moment that passes of every day. That is the inescapable truth of this existence. It is a truth that can paralyze us with fear, or one that can energize us with impatience, with the desire to explore and experience, with the hope- nay, the iron-will!- to find a memory in every action. To be alive, under sunshine, or starlight, in weather fair or stormy. To dance with every step, be they through gardens of flowers or through deep snows.

Carpe diem    Life    Passion    Truth

Death twitches my ear;
'Live,' he says...
'I'm coming.

I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.

Your hand can seize today, but not tomorrow; and thoughts of your tomorrow are nothing but desire. Don’t waste this breath, if your heart isn’t crazy, since "the rest of your life" won’t last forever.

Carpe diem    Desire    Future    Life    Present    Thoughts    Time    Today    Tomorrow    Wasting time

The life you have left is a gift. Cherish it. Enjoy it now, to the fullest. Do what matters, now.

Carpe diem    Death    Important    Inspiration    Life    Priorities    Urgency    Wisdom

Why not just live in the moment, especially if it has a good beat?

When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection.

There is only one day left, always starting over: It is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.

At least I carpe'd that one diem.

Paper Towns

John Green

Paper Towns

Given that we can live only a small part of what there is in us -- what happens with the rest?

Night Train to Lisbon

Pascal Mercier

Night Train to Lisbon

‎Today is a new day. It's a day you have never seen before and will never see again. Stop telling yourself the 'same crap, different day' lie! How many days has that lie stolen from you? Seize the wonder and uniqueness of today! Recognize that throughout this beautiful day, you have an incredible amount of opportunities to move your life into the direction you want it to go.

Whether it is the best of times or the worst of times, it is the only time we have.

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