Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
— Albert Camus

All human beings are born with the same creative potential. Most people squander theirs away on a million superflous things. I expend mine on one thing and one thing only: my art.
Pablo Picasso expends quote

Expenditures rise to meet income.
— C. Northcote Parkinson

Death is the great hope of all life; the desire to expend itself; to be used and consumed by its own longing for itself.
— Bryant H. McGill

He who must expend his life to prolong life cannot enjoy it, and he who is still seeking for his life does not have it and can as little enjoy it.
— expends quotation by Max Stirner