I've always done 20 things at once. It's my way of staying alive, not to keep one dish cooking, but several dishes going. And I'm pretty organized.
You have to struggle to stay alive and be of use as long as you can.
'Be alive,' the land says, 'listen - this is your time, your world, your pleasure.'
If Casey Stengel were alive today, he'd be spinning in his grave.
It's getting harder just to feel alive.
Bring Me the Horizon
God just doesn't throw a life preserver to a drowning person. He goes to the bottom of the sea, and pulls a corpse from the bottom of the sea, takes him up on the bank, breathes into him the breath of life and makes him alive.
R. C. Sproul
I don't know (and I guess I never will while I'm alive) just how thick my old skull is, but I do know that it is pretty thick, or it would have been cracked many years ago, for I have been struck some terrible blows on my head with iron dray-pins, pokers, clubs, stone-coal, and bowlders, which would have split any man's skull wide open unless it was pretty thick. Doctors have often told me that my skull was nearly an inch in thickness over my forehead.
The fact that I am still alive after 100,000 laps is my championship.
It seems to me that at 19 or 20, a young man is burning to be great at something. I was. You have a vision that's beyond the neighborhood. You want to make a mark while you're alive. You don't know exactly your future, but you want to be great at it. And greatness is an important word. And you dare not tell anybody how extreme and how burning are your visions, because you don't want anybody to mess with them
Simon & Garfunkel
I have an over-attachment to precision, which is why I've sold more magazines than any man alive.
We choose to believe that the granite is alive. If life is movement, then rock - with its atoms flying around like stars in cosmos - is alive.
You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.