• Noun: the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities; example: "he could no longer cope with the complexities of life"
• Noun: people who are still living; example: "save your pity for the living"
• Noun: the condition of living or the state of being alive; examples: "while there's life there's hope", "life depends on many chemical and physical processes"
• Noun: the financial means whereby one lives; examples: "each child was expected to pay for their keep", "he applied to the state for support", "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
• Adj: pertaining to living persons; example: "within living memory"
• Adj: true to life; lifelike; example: "the living image of her mother"
• Adj: dwelling or inhabiting; often used in combination; examples: "living quarters", "tree-living animals"
• Adj: (informal) absolute; examples: "she is a living doll", "scared the living daylights out of them", "beat the living hell out of him"
• Adj: still in existence; examples: "the Wollemi pine found in Australia is a surviving specimen of a conifer thought to have been long extinct and therefore known as a living fossil", "the only surviving frontier blockhouse in Pennsylvania"
• Adj: still in active use; example: "a living language"
• Adj: (used of minerals or stone) in its natural state and place; not mined or quarried; example: "carved into the living stone""
The action carries a sense of incompleteness and frustration, but not of guilt. Victorious living does not mean perfect living in the sense of living without flaw, but it does mean adequate living, and that can be consistent with many mistakes.
Living is no laughing matter: you must live with great seriousness like a squirrel for example - I mean without looking for something beyond and above living, I mean living must be your whole occupation.
Every time we give a musician the advice to give away the music and sell the T-shirt, we're saying, 'Don't make your living in this more elevated way. Instead, reverse this social progress, and choose a more physical way to make a living.' We're sending them to peasanthood, very much like the Maoists have.
Since I do not believe that there should be different recommendations for people living in the Bronx and people living in Manhattan, I am uncomfortable making different recommendations for my patients in Boston and in Haiti.
It's easier to do Shakespeare than Spelling, and I know that sounds crazy, because the challenge of Shakespeare is living up to Shakespeare, living up to that word, not failing, you know, where with Aaron Spelling it's like, just try to look good. Or maybe don't use Spelling there, that's bad. No - you can. He's dead.
Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with him.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.