The life force is vigorous. The delight that accompanies it counter-balances all the pains and hardships that confront men. It makes life worth living.
William Somerset Maugham, The Summing Up, 1938
The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
Henry Miller, "Creative Death," The Wisdom of the Heart, 1941
Life imitates art more than art imitates life.
Oscar Wilde, "The Decay of Lying," Intentions, 1891