It's not my responsibility to be beautiful. I'm not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.— Warsan Shire
Most Powerful I'm Alive quotations
Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost.
I Don't Think There's A Good Excuse For Being Unhappy.
I'm Not Particularly Unhappy, But I Know What Pain Is. I think That Life Is Characterized By Pain, Partly. Part Of The Way You Can Tell You're Alive Is By How Much Pain You're Experiencing, Or How Little.
What I've always said is that I'm opposed to institutional racism, and I would've, had I've been alive at the time, I think, had the courage to march with Martin Luther King to overturn institutional racism, and I see no place in our society for institutional racism.
I lost myself trying to please everyone else. Now I'm losing everyone while I'm finding myself.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say.
I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.
People think I am dead because they haven’t seen me around for awhile.
I’m not dead, I’m very much alive, as you can see. Although, there are two things I do before I get up every morning. I look around and if I don’t smell flowers or see candles flickering I go ahead and get up.
You must tell yourself "No matter how hard it is, or how hard it gets, I'm going to make it".
What I'm trying to do is to tell young people that I teach them how to breathe before I teach the haiku. That one breath, that one breath, because the haiku keeps you alive. It keeps you going. If you learn how to breath the haiku, you learn how to breathe. If you learn how to breathe, you're much healthier.
I wake up saying, I'm still alive; a miracle. And so I keep on pushing.
I am always saying "Glad to've met you" to somebody I'm not at all glad I met.
If you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff, though.
Spend time with those you love. One of these days you will say either: "I wish I had" or "I'm glad I did".
I'm the luckiest man alive, this is the best day of my life.
I wouldn't change it," Simon said. "I wouldn't give up loving you. Not for anything. You know what Raphael told me? That I didn't know how to be a good vampire, that vampires accept that they're dead. But as long as I remember what it was like to love you, I'll always feel like I'm alive.
Excuse me? I'm alive too.
I'm only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand.
I'm alive today, therefore I'm just as much a part of our time as everybody else. The times will just have to enlarge themselves to make room for me, won't they, and for everybody else.
Singing is a form of admitting that I'm alive.
My motto is: I'm alive, so that means I can do anything.
I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down.
The only time I feel alive is when I'm painting.
Look, I want to love this world as though it's the last chance I'm ever going to get to be alive and know it.
I love living. I love that I'm alive to love my age. There are many people who went to bed just as I did yesterday evening and didn't wake this morning. I love and feel very blessed that I did. I love, too, that I know a little more today than I did yesterday, or I simply know it more profoundly.
Some people think I'm unhappy, but I'm not. I just appreciate silence in a world that never stops talking.
An older guy, he's going to show you things that a young man can't show you.
He's going to show you how to stay alive. He's going to show you how to turn corners where your young friends will show you how to turn right into that wall, you know what I'm saying?
I'm going to win it for my country. I'm the first Aboriginal to win this. Isn't that something? I wish my Dad was alive to see it. He'd be as proud as I am.
I'm turning left. Look, everyone, my blinker is on, and I'm turning left. I am so happy to be alive, driving along, making a left turn. I'm serious. I am doing exactly what I want to be doing at this moment: existing on a Tuesday, going about my business, on my way somewhere, turning left.
I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way !
The spirit of the drum is something that you feel but cannot put your hands on, It does something to you from the inside out . . . It hits people in so many different ways. But the feeling is one that is satisfying and joyful. It is a feeling that makes you say to yourself, ' I'm glad to be alive today! I'm glad to be part of this world!
Let ourselves be seen, deeply seen, vulnerably seen, to love with our whole hearts, even though there's no guarantee... to practice gratitude and joy in those moments of terror, to be this vulnerable means that we’re alive.
That's when I feel most alive, when I'm helping people.
I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening.
All the commercials on TV today are for antidepressants, for Prozac or Paxil.
And they get you right away. "Are you sad? Do you get stressed, do you have anxiety?" "Yes, I have all those things! I'm alive!"
Nothing has to happen for me to feel good! I feel good because I'm alive! Life is a gift, and I revel in it.
Music has touched me deeply, sometimes to tears.
But at the same time it's been life-affirming, because I've been grateful for the fact that I'm alive and human and capable of being so moved.
You say you love rain, but you use an umbrella to walk under it. You say you love sun, but you seek shade when it is shining. You say you love wind, but when it comes you close your window. So that's why I'm scared when you say you love me.
I never feel more alive than when I'm in great pain, struggling against insurmountable odds and untold adversity. Hardship? Suffering? Bring it!
However , it’s over, and I’ll take no revenge on his folly – I can afford to suffer anything, hereafter! Should the meanest thing alive slap me on the cheek, I’d not only turn the other, but I’d ask pardon for provoking it – and, as proof, I’ll go make my peace with Edgar instantly – Good night – I’m an angel!
I put my hand on my chest. I can feel my heart beating. My heart is working. I'm pleased. I'm still alive.
Nothing is more precious than being in the present moment. Fully alive, fully aware.
Every morning I wake up with the news of bloodshed.
I feel my body, desperate to know whether I'm still alive.
I'm passionately involved in life: I love its change, its color, its movement.
To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings - it's all a miracle.
I'm not afraid of being dead, that's to say there's nothing to be afraid of.
I won't know I'm dead, would be my strong conviction. And if I find that I'm alive in any way at all, that'll be a pleasant surprise. I quite like surprises.
I'm still here, I'm still alive, I'm still blessed, on my way to my destiny, because the favor of God is on my life.
I got my red dress on tonight Dancing in the dark in the pale moonlight Done my hair up real big beauty queen style High heels off, I'm feeling alive