Quotes with alive
In my view, [Bette Davis] is one of the all-time great movie stars and actresses. I thought she was a great beauty, too. I just loved her looks. She is still quite a character, very determined and strong, and she refuses to concede an inch. I suppose that is what has kept her alive.
Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.
Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977)
He realized now that to be afraid of this death he was staring at with animal terror meant to be afraid of life. Fear of dying justified a limitless attachment to what is alive in man. And all those who had not made the gestures necessary to live their lives, all those who feared and exalted impotence—they were afraid of death because of the sanction it gave to a life in which they had not been involved. They had not lived enough, never having lived at all.
A Happy Death (1971)
There is enormous inertia -- a tyranny of the status quo -- in private and especially governmental arrangements. Only a crisis -- actual or perceived -- produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around. That, I believe, is our basic function: to develop alternatives to existing policies, to keep them alive and available until the politically impossible becomes politically inevitable.
Capitalism and Freedom (1962)
If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.
We must never surrender. America will get better and better. Keep hope alive. Keep hope alive.
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Were he alive today, it is telling that his message would still be essentially the same. It is troubling that unemployment is so high — indeed, far higher than it was in 1963 — and that we are so caught up in details of deficits and debt ceilings that we question whether government has any moral duty to serve the poor, help feed the hungry and assist the sick. Today, Dr. King would still be asking questions that reveal the moral meaning of our policies. And he would still challenge our leaders to answer those questions — and to act on their beliefs.
August 25, 2011
I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.
Tropic of Cancer (1934)
One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.
If he were alive today, I believe he would remind us that the unemployed worker can rightly challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonizing all who work there.
At King Memorial dedication (October 16, 2011)
Look at me, I'm getting defensive about something that happened so many years ago, somebody said. I'll have to find out who that was and if he's still alive.
Every business should have its biographer-not after its head is dead but to show that he’s very much alive.
To me, writing is a horseback ride into heaven and hell and back. I am grateful if I can crawl back alive. I'm grateful for the blood in the basin and the pursuit of integrity on the page, a small price to pay.
This quote was used in 1985 Esquire magazine article, however it's not clear who the author was.
In the history of education, the most striking phenomenon is that schools of learning, which at one epoch are alive with a ferment of genius, in a succeeding generation exhibit merely pedantry and routine.
Horace's Compromise: The Dilemma of the American High School (1984)
Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.