Quotations The Best Quotes About Existence  

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A list of the best existence quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous existence quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic existence quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational existence quotes from that same writer.

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In order to exist just once in the world, it is necessary never again to exist. Albert Camus

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It is living and ceasing to live that are imaginary solutions. Existence is elsewhere. André Breton

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There is no means of proving it is preferable to be than not to be. Emil Cioran

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To exist is equivalent to an act of faith, a protest against the truth, an interminable prayer. As soon as they consent to live, the unbeliever and the man of faith are fundamentally the same, since both have made the only decision that defines a being. Emil Cioran

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Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future. Susan Sontag

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Nothing exists except by virtue of a disequilibrium, an injustice. All existence is a theft paid for by other existences; no life flowers except on a cemetery. Remy de Gourmont

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The individual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself. Eric Hoffer

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Every life is its own excuse for being. Elbert Hubbard

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I can, therefore I am. Simone Weil

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Let us be moral. Let us contemplate existence. Charles Dickens

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We spend our lives talking about this mystery. Our life. Jules Renard

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The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness. Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

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Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve. Erich Fromm

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Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present. Friedrich Nietzsche

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"Change is one of the scariest things in the world and yet it is also one of those variables of human existence that no one can avoid." Aberjhani

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One is still what one is going to cease to be and already what one is going to become. One lives one's death, one dies one's life. Jean-Paul Sartre

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Being is the great explainer. Henry David Thoreau

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Existence itself does not feel horrible; it feels like an ecstasy, rather, which we have only to be still to experience. John Updike

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"As history has demonstrated many times over, change may arrive slowly or quickly but it is the one constant, in one form or another, on which we can all count." Aberjhani