Life Is Short Quotes

Life is a precious and fleeting journey, a delicate thread that weaves through the fabric of time. In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, we often forget just how short and unpredictable life can be. It’s easy to get caught up in the mundane routines, responsibilities, and distractions, losing sight of the moments that truly matter. That’s why we’ve gathered a collection of insightful and inspiring “Life Is Short” quotes to remind you to live every day to the fullest, cherish the people you love, and pursue your passions with unwavering enthusiasm.

On this page, you will find a curated selection of quotes that encapsulate the essence of this profound truth. These quotes are not just words on a page; they are profound reminders of the urgency to savor life’s moments, embrace opportunities, and cultivate a deep appreciation for the beauty that surrounds us. Whether you choose to use these quotes to inspire yourself, share them with loved ones, or adorn them with stylish fonts on captivating images, we hope they serve as a constant reminder that life is short, and every moment is a precious gift. So, without further ado, let’s explore these poignant “Life Is Short” quotes below, and may they inspire you to live your life with purpose and passion.

I don’t want to give people the wrong advice to follow their dreams no matter what, because it’s not fun to be a starving artist. But on the other hand, life is short, and if you are burning with a passion to do something, then do it. Work hard, study hard at it, and don’t give up. Marjorie Liu

Country people do not behave as if they think life is short; they live on the principle that it is long, and savor variations of the kind best appreciated if most days are the same. Edward Hoagland

My life is short. I can’t listen to banality. V. S. Naipaul

Life is short, and nobody knows what’s around the corner, but I’m up for lots of new challenges. Ashley Roberts

I think what we’re attracted to on the page is something that is very difficult to do in life, which is to examine in what seems like a moment. To examine what we can’t do in life very well, which is to be as present and accountable to what an experience is. That’s why life is short and art is very long. Hilton Als

Life is short, and we should respect every moment of it. Orhan Pamuk

I want to do everything. That’s my problem. Life is short, and I hate the idea of turning down anything. You never know what interesting experience might happen. Joshua Bell

If it’s going to make you happy, go for it – life is short. Tiffany Darwish

Life is short, so go for things you enjoy. Darcey Bussell

Life is short but love your loved ones. Love them, kiss them every day because you don’t know what’s going to happen. Angelina Pivarnick

I just don’t want to watch TV, and I know that life is short. I feel like I couldn’t do all the things I wanted to do if I had several lifetimes to do them in. Kyp Malone

Life is short, and every moment is precious. Gad Saad

Life is short and you’ve got to get the most out of it. Gwen Stefani

Art is eternal, but life is short. Evelyn de Morgan

I don’t think my life would be significantly poorer if I don’t impersonate Nick Clegg. Life is short enough without sitting up night after night listening to tapes of him. Rory Bremner

Life is short and if you’re looking for extension, you had best do well. ‘Cause there’s good deeds and then there’s good intentions. They are as far apart as Heaven and Hell. Ben Harper

I always say, ‘Man, the Creator is preparing me for something. He’s keeping the sun on me for some reason. He’s keeping me aligned with that generation.’ Because I genuinely love people, I love hip-hop, and I love using it as a tool to communicate and to create a better vibration. Life is short. I guess I’m lined up for a reason. Doug E. Fresh

Love who you want to love. Life is short. Nobody’s going to hate you for it. Shane Dawson

Life is short, but it’s long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined. Josh Billings

I wish for a world where people understand that life is short. So today’s the time to do big things. Robin S. Sharma

Life is short, the art long. Hippocrates

Life is short. You have to be able to laugh at our pain or we never move on. Jeff Ross

Time is short, life is short, there’s a lot to know. So I skip the entertainers in the newspaper now. I just haven’t got time. Tom Stoppard

Life is short. I’m 47 years old. I’ve got 10 years to go where I can be the best I can be. I want those 10 years to be precious, not like before, cranking two or three movies a year. I’ve made a ton of movies in my life, but so what? Jean-Claude Van Damme

Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is. People lose their capacity to walk, run, travel, think, and experience life. I realise how important it is to use the time I have. Viggo Mortensen

The art is long, life is short. Hippocrates

Life is short, and it is up to you to make it sweet. Sarah Louise Delany

Life is short, and if we enjoy every moment of every day, then we will be happy no matter what happens or what changes along the way. Gretchen Bleiler

I believe that life is short, and there is too much time wasted bearing grudges, and I like to move on. Sam Taylor-Johnson

I remember, growing up, losing a sister, and – life is short. Make the most of your opportunities. Clint Dempsey

People always say life is short. I’ve never been convinced of that – mine seems to have a tendency to go on and on. John Malkovich

Life is short, and, once somebody is gone, they’re gone. Roscoe Mitchell

As with most phobias, the fear of flying does make some sense, but if ever there was a fear worth quashing then this is it. After all, life is short, and there’s a great big world to explore out there. Beth Ditto

Life is short. Do whatever you can to help people – not for status, but because the 95-year-old you will be proud if you did help people and disappointed if you didn’t. Marshall Goldsmith

Life is short, tomorrow’s not promised, so to be there with my kids, and do things with them, and go on family vacations – this is more valuable than anything. Jadakiss

Life is short, and time just flies by, so I love those moments when we’re all sitting around the table together laughing and joking. Ainsley Earhardt

It seems older people maximize their well-being more – they start to realize that life is short. Robert J. Waldinger

I’m 47, You learn life is short and it’s not worth doing something if you don’t enjoy it. Trisha Yearwood

‘Be in’ is all about passion. Life is short. There are so many interesting things we can do in our life, and I feel like if someone is just kind of showing up, it’s not worth it for them or for us. Brad Garlinghouse

Life is short. Ricky and I realize how lucky we were. We want to be together all the time. Christie Brinkley

People say that life is short, but it isn’t short. It’s very long. Frank Abagnale

Life is short, so enjoy it to the fullest. John Walters

I learned through his death that, hey, life is short. You think you’re going to live to be 75 years of age, and Brian proved that you’re not going to live that long. Gale Sayers

Life is short, and it is here to be lived. Kate Winslet

Life is short and progress is slow. Gabriel Lippmann

Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind. Henri Frederic Amiel

Life is short, and you have to have fun with it, you know? Fabio Lanzoni

I feel that life is short, so we should be disciplined, but at the same time we should have a good time. Wyclef Jean

Life is short and the older you get, the more you feel it. Indeed, the shorter it is. Viggo Mortensen

When I was younger I probably didn’t understand something basic about tact, but I think it kept faint-hearted people at arm’s distance and that’s not such a bad thing, because life is short and I know the kind of people I want to work with. Debra Winger

I’d never taken a job purely for money – I felt that would kill me – but I was afraid that I was heading that way. Then, my brother passing away was the final thing that kicked me over. It reminded me that life is short, and you’d better do what you want while you have a chance. Mark Ruffalo

Life is short, youth is finite, and opportunities endless. Have you found the intersection of your passion and the potential for world-shaping positive impact? If you don’t have a great idea of your own, there are plenty of great teams that need you – unknown startups and established teams in giant companies alike. Justin Rosenstein

Life is short. Don’t do the same thing everyone else is doing – that’s such a herd mentality. And don’t do something that’s two percent better than the other person. Do something that changes the world. Oren Etzioni

My father worked on assembly lines in Detroit while I was growing up. Every day, I watched him do what he needed to do to support the family. But he told me, ‘Life is short. Do what you want to do.’ Anita Baker

I need to just give – everything that I do, every single day – my all. I just need to. Life is short. We have one life to live. And I need to be able to push for my kid. Jessica McDonald

Life is short, so there is no reason why you shouldn’t live it to the fullest expression of yourself. Coy Bowles

I don’t dwell, I’m not a dweller. I just like to keep moving forward, because life is short. Shirley Ballas

As far as I’m concerned, I want to do everything because life is short. So, when I did ‘The Red Violin’ film, I got to go to the Oscars, and I got to meet Samuel Jackson, and I got to do stuff that one wouldn’t normally do in my world. Joshua Bell

I’ve worked in many companies, and I think that, number one, if you are going to have a great environment, you produce great work… If people are happy, that’s what’s important. Life is short. Tory Burch

Life is short and so am I. Matt Serra

There are jerks all over Washington. Life is short; being a jerk is just unnecessary. Mona Sutphen

Life is short, and there’s something to be said for being true to yourself. Anohni

Time is long but life is short. Stevie Wonder

Yes, you can lose somebody overnight, yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind. Shania Twain

Life is short. You’ve got to live your dreams. Tiffany Darwish

Life is short, so I’m knowing exactly where I’m putting my time. I don’t want to do things that I don’t have to do. Mira Nair

I’ll just say this one: on each my shinguards, I’ll kiss them before I put them on, and I’ll put the names of the people I’ve loved and lost to remind myself that life is short and to take advantage of the opportunity. Clint Dempsey

Anton Usov
Anton Usov
I am Anton Usov, an educator with a passion for quotes that resonate with the human experience. Over many years, I have curated a collection that reflects wisdom and emotions across time. Join me in exploring the power of words to inspire and enlighten our paths.
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  1. Jada

    Lived by the motto “life is short, make it sweet”. Took risks, chased dreams, and found joy in the little moments. No regrets, only gratitude.

  2. Teagan

    Lived by “life is short” motto. Took risks, followed dreams, loved fiercely. No regrets, only memories. Live fully, love deeply, laugh often.