40 Inspirational Quotes About LifeBy Follow Me On Twitter Here Do you ever find yourself wondering about the meaning of life? Have you had those days when you’re consumed by the nihilistic feeling that your particular life has no purpose? I think we all go through times when we question our reason for being – when we wonder why we must endure suffering or unhappiness. Sometimes it feels as though our experience of life is out of our control. We simply endure, waiting for the next shoe to drop. Or we assume uninterrupted happiness is our birthright, and when something bad happens, we’re thrown for a loop. One of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received was the realization that I alone have control over my experience of life. Good and bad things will continue to happen, but it is my choice how I wish to respond and the attitude I decide to foster. This realization was a slow awakening that developed after reading the inspiration and wisdom of many great thinkers like Eckhart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Rumi. Here are 40 inspirational quotes about life from some deep thinkers: 1. “Life is beautiful, as long as it consumes you. When it is rushing through you, destroying you, life is gorgeous, glorious. It’s when you burn a slow fire and save fuel, that life’s not worth having.” D. H. Lawrence 2. “Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.” ~Rumi 3. “If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” ~Lao Tzu 4. “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” ~Harvey Fierstein 5.