Existence Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old existence quotes, existence sayings, and existence proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Existence itself is disconcerting and disorienting. Natasha Lyonne
Whatever in creation exists without my knowledge exists without my consent. Cormac Mccarthy
Existence is a series of footnotes to a vast, obscure, unfinished masterpiece. Vladimir Nabokov
Any existence deprived of freedom is a kind of death. Michael Aoun
The existence of other people is essentially awkward. Lionel Shriver
Existence for eternity could get a little boring... especially towards the end. Woody Allen
Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream. Anatole France
The meaning of existence is that you have simply existed at all. Christopher Charles Harris
Existence is larger than any model that is not itself the exact size of existence. Robert Anton Wilson
In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; in one aspect of You are found all the aspects of existence. Kahlil Gibran
Freedom is not to defy, it is to co-exist. It is a challenge for the imagination Ilyas Kassam
Sameness of existence. Conformity is inevitable. So is search Aporva Kala
The existence of virtue depends entirely upon its use. Marcus Tullius Cicero
Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present. Friedrich Nietzsche
Existence is not a mystery unless you think it has a meaning. Mason Cooley
Fight for your existence and when doing this, try to be just to others! You have no job other than this in this universe! Mehmet Murat ildan
In the wild struggle for existence, we want to have something that endures, and so we fill our minds with rubbish and facts, in the silly hope of keeping our place. Oscar Wilde
Existence itself is nothing if not an amazement. Good poems restore amazement. Jane Hirshfield
The mystery of existence is the connection between our wins and our losses. George Alexiou
Existence itself does not feel horrible; it feels like an ecstasy, rather, which we have only to be still to experience. John Updike
Existence was really very simple when you did what you were told. William Goldman
Every time a value is born, existence takes on a new meaning; every time one dies, some part of that meaning passes away. Joseph Wood Krutch
Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future. Susan Sontag
The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us. Quentin Crisp
The existence of things does not depend on the existence of words. Marty Rubin
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence. Norman Vincent Peale
The whole existence of man is a ceaseless duel between the forces of life and death. Mahatma Gandhi
Existence is where the soul goes to learn how to interpret itself again. Duncan McNaughton
Existence was not only absurd, it was plain hard work. Charles Bukowski
Existence is self-enjoyment, by means of some object distinct from ourselves. Johann Kaspar Lavater
And the existence is tedious, anyway; it is a senseless, dirty business, this life. Anton Chekhov
Existence in itself, taken at its least miraculous, is a miracle. Rebecca West
The existence of a majority logically implies a corresponding minority. Philip K. Dick
The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line H. L. Mencken
No existence can be validly fulfilled if it is limited to itself. Simone De Beauvoir
The continued existence of wildlife and wilderness is important to the quality of life of humans. Jim Fowler
Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit. Norman Mailer
Existence always helps those who live in tune with their nature! Ramana Pemmaraju
It is impossible to imagine existence void of any intelligence. Kedar Joshi
If your existence does not make any difference, you are no more than a dead body. M.F. Moonzajer
The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed. Swami Vivekananda
Existence is the end of endless eternity without a beginning or an end. Dejan Stojanovic
All that makes existence valuable to any one depends on the enforcement of restraints upon the actions of other people. John Stuart Mill
The simplicity of existence is that it is. The complexity of existence is that it is not. Réné Gaudette
The existence of forgetting has never been proved: We only know that some things don't come to mind when we want them. Friedrich Nietzsche
Existence is Identity, consciousness is identification. Ayn Rand
The existence of a man is so small a thing to take, so mighty a thing to employ. Robert Louis Stevenson
Existence must be asserted in the present if one does not want all life to be defined as an escape toward nothingness. Simone De Beauvoir
You only exist because of the agreements you made with yourself and with the other humans around you. José Luis Ruiz
Existence is a mystery , and one should accept it as a mystery and not pretend to have any explanation . Rajneesh