The best Quotes by William Goldman

The best Quotes by William Goldman

William Goldman (August 12, 1931 – November 16, 2018) was an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter.

Life's not fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all.
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Sometimes you must hurt in order to know, fall in order to grow, lose in order to gain. Because life's greatest lessons are learned through pain.
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The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That's guaranteed.
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Death is Peaceful, Life is Harder.
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Well you can't never let anything happen to him. Then nothing would ever happen to him!
Dory in Finding Nemo
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Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
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If no one in the entire world cared about you, did you really exist at all?
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Love the life you live.
Live the life you love.
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Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss
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If you can't find something to live for, you best find something to die for.
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You have to die a few times before you can really live.
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It's just that... I just think that some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic. It's the universe's way of providing contrast, you know? There have to be a few holes in the road. It's how life is.
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I love life. Yeah, I'm sad, but at the same time, I'm really happy that something could make me feel that sad. It's like... it makes me feel alive, you know. It makes me feel human. The only way I could feel this sad now is if I felt something really good before. So I have to take the bad with the good. So I guess what I'm feeling is like a beautiful sadness.
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Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
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We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
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If watching is all you're going to do, then you're going to watch your life go by without you.
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It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.
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When you were born you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you're the one wo is smiling and everyone else is crying.
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Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.
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I don't want to survive, I want to live!
Captain in WALL·E
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Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
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Live for yourself and you will live in vain;
Live for others, and you will live again.
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The happiest people don't worry too much about whether life is fair ot not, they just get on with it.
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Why am I fighting to live, if I'm just living to fight
Why am I trying to see, when there ain't nothing in sight
Why I am I trying to give, when no one gives me a try
Why am I dying to live, if I'm just living to die
2Pac - Runnin' feat. Notorious B.I.G.
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Sometimes to lose balance for love is part of living a balanced life.
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Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
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There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is.
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There is no normal life that is free of pain. It's the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus of our growth.
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life is but a draft, an endless rehearsal of a show that will never play.
Hipólito in Amélie
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Time goes faster the more hollow it is. Lives with no meaning go straight past you, like trains that don’t stop at your station.
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That's life. If nothing else, It's life. It's real, and sometimes it f*ckin' hurts, but it's sort of all we have.
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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
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Cause life is a lesson, you learn it when you're through
Limp Bizkit - Take a Look around, Album: Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water
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The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
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Walk until the darkness is a memory, and you become the sun on the next traveler's horizon.
Kobe Bryant in Training Camp
Humans had always been better at killing than any other living thing.
"And what if there's nothing in there?"
"You die and there's nothing beyond that. Nothing. Nothing remains. Someone might remember you for a little while after but not for long."
There's only one thing that can save a man from madness and that's uncertainty.
The number of places in paradise is limited; only in hell is entry open to all.
Do you know the parable about the frog in the cream? Two frogs landed in a pail of cream. One, thinking rationally, understood straight away that there was no point in resistance and that you can't deceive destiny. But then what if there's an afterlife – why bother jumping around, entertaining false hopes in vain? He crossed his legs and sank to the bottom. The second, the fool, was probably an atheist. And she started to flop around. It would seem that she had no reason to flail about if everything was predestined. But she flopped around and flopped around anyway . . . Meanwhile, the cream turned to butter. And she crawled out. We honour the memory of this second frog's friend, eternally damned for the sake of progress and rational thought.
There are some things that you don't want to do and you pledge to yourself that you won't do, you forbid yourself, and then suddenly they happen all by themselves. You don't even have time to think about them, and they don't make it to the cognitive centres of the brain: they just happen and that's it, and you're left just watching yourself with surprise, and convincing yourself that it wasn't your fault, it just happened all by itself.
The same species can't remain dominant forever. Humanity can't be the only ones to survive extinction. Do you think the ammonites and the dinosaurs resisted extinction like we do? Of course not! They graciously accepted their destinies. They weren't just unintelligent enough to avoid it. Humanity goes around recording and sharing our past to help us predict our future, and because of that we just assume that we can change our destiny. That we can overcome something like the Death Stranding. But it's all lies. This world doesn't need us anymore. It's trying to evict us to make room for the next species. And the harder we try and the harder we struggle against it, the more we sully it. Being holed up in here, I bet you have no idea how beautiful the outside world is, do you? How harsh it is? The world didn't change into what it is now for mankind's sake. It's trying to change for the life that comes next.
Hitori Nojima in Death Stranding - The Official Novelization - Volume 2
I soared above the song birds
And never heard them sing
I lived my life in winter
And then you brought the spring
War is a farmer's son from Kansas trying to kill a factory worker's son from Berlin, with neither of them knowing why.
Things can always be said later, but things can never be unheard.
They say you never know how someone will react when the grenade is thrown.
But life changes people. It smothers that kind of larger-than-life woman. Time quiets them down. That firecracker girl you knew in high school - where is she now? It didn't happen to men as much. Those boys often grew up to be masters of the universe. The super successful girls? They seemed to die of slow societal suffocation.
Death is so close, always, a breath away, so perhaps it was wise to introduce children to that concept at an early age.
"Semper paratus." "It's Latin," Shane said. "It means 'Always ready'."
Family and money is never a good mix. Someone is always going to feel resentful.

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