152 Meaningless Life Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Meaningless Life Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Life is meaningless, but worth living, provided you recognize it's meaningless. — Albert Camus

The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning. — Stanley Kubrick

Life may be not only meaningless but absurd. — Thomas Nagel

Man cannot stand a meaningless life. — Carl Jung

Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning. — Henry Miller

If life has no meaning, why don't we create a meaning for it? — Naguib Mahfouz

Unless you assume a God, the question of life's purpose is meaningless. — Bertrand Russell

It was previously a question of finding out whether or not life had to have a meaning to be lived. It now becomes clear on the contrary that it will be lived all the better if it has no meaning — Albert Camus

It is only when we realize that life is taking us nowhere that it begins to have meaning. — P.D. Ouspensky

Meaning is man-created. And because you constantly look for meaning, you start to feel meaninglessness. — Osho

Short Meaningless Life Quotes

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  • The secret to life is meaningless unless you discover it yourself. — W. Somerset Maugham
  • I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life. — Corazon Aquino
  • It’s an incredibly exciting thing, this one, meaningless life of yours. — Tim Minchin
  • Was our life nothing more than a sequence of anonymous screams in a desert of indifferent stars? — Ernesto Sabato
  • God alone can deliver us from a life of meaningless activities. — T. B. Joshua
  • Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,Creeps in this petty pace from day to day — William Shakespeare
  • Slept, awoke, slept, awoke, miserable life. — Franz Kafka
  • A life without love, no matter how many other things we have, is an empty, meaningless one. — Leo Buscaglia
  • Life without music is meaningless, music without life is academic. — Leonard Bernstein
  • Life is too short for half-hearted connections and meaningless run-throughs. — Karen Kingsbury

Meaningless Life Image Quotes

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Meaningless life quote by Corazon Aquino

I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life. — Corazon Aquino

Meaningless life quote by Tim Minchin

It’s an incredibly exciting thing, this one, meaningless life of yours. — Tim Minchin

Meaningless life quote For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope yo
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.

Life Seems Meaningless Quotes

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So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. — Morrie Schwartz

Until we see love as the meaning of life, life seems to have no meaning at all. The sense of meaninglessness produces chaos, and the chaos produces fear. There is only one way out of this, and that is to see every moment and every situation as an invitation to love. — Marianne Williamson

Life, it seems, is not meaningless but, rather, so full of meaning that its meaning must be constantly murdered for the sake of cohesion and comprehension. For the sake of the storyline. — Steve Tesich

Meaningless life quote Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.

Only in sport? The qualification would seem meaningless to many Australians. What also is there that matters as much as sport? It is only in sport that many Australians express those approaches to life that are un-Australian if expressed in any other connection. — Donald Horne

I can see a version of my life where it all becomes meaningless. On a good day, writing seems noble. Other times, it's narcissistic and pointless. — Hari Kunzru

Ecstasy is what everyone craves - not love or sex, but a hot-blooded, soaring intensity, in which being alive is a joy and a thrill. That enravishment doesn't give meaning to life, and yet without it life seems meaningless. — Diane Ackerman

Meaningless life quote There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's bo
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.

Everything seemed meaningless to me. All of a sudden. My own life, the lives of others, of animals of plants, the whole world. It no longer fitted together. — Erlend Loe

Life Is Meaningless Quotes

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We should never, never be afraid or ashamed about dreams. The dreams won’t all come true; we won’t always make it; but where there is no vision a people perish. Where people have no dreams and no hopes and aspirations, life becomes dull and a meaningless wilderness. — Tommy Douglas

Ideas in a void have never appealed to me; action must follow thought or political life is meaningless. — Oswald Mosley

What is demanded of man is not, as some existential philosophers teach, to endure the meaninglessness of life, but rather to bear his incapacity to grasp its unconditional meaningfulness in rational terms. — Viktor E. Frankl

Meaningless life quote Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.
Never be a prisoner of your past. It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself. — Denis Waitley

The final heartbeat for the Christian is not the mysterious conclusion to a meaningless existence. It is, rather, the grand beginning to a life that will never end. — James Dobson

Life is the coexistence of all opposite values. Joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, up and down, hot and cold, here and there, light and darkness, birth and death. All experience is by contrast, and one would be meaningless without the other. — Deepak Chopra

Meaningless life quote Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choi
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.

Life is chaotic and meaningless, and you have to find your meaning. You must find the answer, you can't just live. That's the point of story: helping you find your meaning in life. — Robert McKee

Art is a criticism of society and life, and I believe that if life became perfect, art would be meaningless and cease to exist. — Naguib Mahfouz

When safety is our priority, we live our lives being very, very careful, and we wind up having no lives — Byron Katie

Life is meaningless only if we allow it to be. Each of us has the power to give life meaning, to make our time and our bodies and our words into instruments of love and hope. — Thomas Head Raddall

Life Has No Meaning Quotes

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No person who has not spent a period of his life in those 'stark and sullen solitudes that sentinel the Pole' will understand fully what trees and flowers, sun-flecked turf and running streams mean to the soul of a man — Ernest Shackleton

Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer. — Joseph Campbell

Before you come alive, life is nothing; it 's up to you to give it a meaning, and value is nothing else but the meaning that you choose. — Jean-Paul Sartre

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Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal. — Jean-Paul Sartre

Without God, life has no purpose, and without purpose, life has no meaning. Without meaning, life has no significance or hope. — Rick Warren

The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live --moreover, the only one. — E. M. Cioran

Meaningless life quote The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and
The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure.

No man can possibly know what life means, what the world means, until he has a child and loves it. And then the whole universe changes and nothing will ever again seem exactly as it seemed before. — Lafcadio Hearn

The clearest way to show what the rule of law means to us in everyday life is to recall what has happened when there is no rule of law. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right? — Charles M. Schulz

The meaning of life consists in the fact that it makes no sense to say that life has no meaning. — Niels Bohr

Meaningful Life Quotes

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Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. — Joshua J. Marine

Now is the time to understand more, so we fear less. — Marie Curie

Do silly things. Foolishness is a great deal more vital and healthy than our straining and striving after a meaningful life. — Anton Chekhov

Meaningless life quote Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest ste
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.

My life, my choices, my mistakes, my lessons- NOT YOUR BUSINESS. — Wiz Khalifa

This is a brief life, but in its brevity it offers us some splendid moments, some meaningful adventures. — Rudyard Kipling

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Life is relationships; the rest is just details. — Gary Smalley

Meaningless life quote Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.

When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other. — Margaret J. Wheatley

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It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit. — J. R. R. Tolkien

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think. — Horace

Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape. — Bell Hooks

Aimless Life Quotes

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The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose. — Myles Munroe

If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days. — Dorothy Canfield Fisher

I didn't want to be thirtysomething and not know what I was going to do. I was quite afraid of that, there were quite a lot of aimless kids around, in that 'other' side of my life, who didn't really know what to do because they always had a bank balance to fall back on and they were quite lost. — Stella McCartney

Meaningless life quote Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sad
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.

These struggling tides of life that seem In wayward, aimless course to tend, Are eddies of the mighty stream That rolls to its appointed end. — William C. Bryant

Must be out-of-doors enough to get experience of wholesome reality, as a ballast to thought and sentiment. Health requires this relaxation, this aimless life. — Henry David Thoreau

It was a pity that there was no radar to guide one across the trackless seas of life. Every man had to find his own way, steered by some secret compass of the soul. And sometimes, late or early, the compass lost its power and spun aimlessly on its bearings. Alan Bishop — Arthur C. Clarke

Meaningless life quote Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the
Don't compare your life to others. There's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it's their time.

Among the aimless, unsuccessful or worthless, you often hear talk about 'killing time.' The man who is always killing time is really killing his own chances in life. While the man who is destined to success is the man who makes time live by making it useful. — Arthur Brisbane

Over time, grit is what separates fruitful lives from aimlessness. — John Ortberg

Loneliness, when accepted, becomes a gift that will lead us to find a purpose in life. — Paulo Coelho

If I have a last wish, I want to remember you. In an aimless life, to not even have those memories would be hell. — Lee Hyung-chul

Meaning Of Life Quotes

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Ups and downs in life are very important to keep us going, because a straight line even in an ECG means we are not alive — Ratan Tata

The meaning of life is just to be alive. It is so plain and so obvious and so simple. And yet, everybody rushes around in a great panic as if it were necessary to achieve something beyond themselves. — Alan Watts

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. — Pablo Picasso

Meaningless life quote Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn
Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn you'll never change.

Everybody should be able to enjoy their life, because you only live once. So I just want to get it all out there and be the best role model that I can be, if people want to put me in that kind of predicament. I mean, I didn't ask to be a role model, because I'm not perfect. — ASAP Rocky

For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer. — Arnold Schwarzenegger

My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. — Maya Angelou

Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose. — Viktor E. Frankl

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive. — Joseph Campbell

Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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We are born to love, we live to love, and we will die to love still more. — Saint Joseph

Meaningless Quotes

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The independence of Ghana is meaningless unless it is linked-up with the total liberation of the African Continent — Kwame Nkrumah

Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one's thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down. — Frederick Douglass

African nationalism is meaningless, dangerous, anachronistic, if it is not, at the same time, pan-Africanism. — Julius Nyerere

Love alone is the only reasonable activity or pursuit of humankind....Fo r Love not only annihilates our fear of meaninglessness but empowers us to seek the happiness of others. And this indeed is our greatest happiness. — Leo Tolstoy

There is only one thing in this world, and that is to keep acquiring money and more money, power and more power. All the rest is meaningless. — Napoleon Bonaparte

Even the greatest idea can become meaningless in the rush to judgement. To gauge an idea as feasible we must cut our ties to the status quo and find the balance between constructive criticism and judgment. Within that balance we will uncover crucial input for making our ideas a reality. — Shigeo Shingo

If atheism is to be used to express the state of mind in which God is identified with the unknowable, and theology is pronounced to be a collection of meaningless words about unintelligible chimeras, then I have no doubt, and I think few people doubt. — Leslie Stephen

It’s meaningless to classify people by skin color. — Vivek Ramaswamy

Without an understanding of myth or religion, without an understanding of the relationship between destruction and creation, death and rebirth, the individual suffers the mysteries of life as meaningless mayhem alone. — Marion Woodman

Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper. — David Hilbert

Meaningless Things Quotes

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the problem is not suffering itself or oblivion itself but the depraved meaninglessness of these things, the absolutely inhuman nihilism of suffering. — John Green

It's not the imbalances of life that will get you down-it's doing meaningless things that aren't taking you where you want to go. — Danielle LaPorte

It's the pointless things that give your life meaning. Friendship, compassion, art, love. All of them pointless. But they're what keeps life from being meaningless. — Tim Winton

If man has been kicked up out of that which is only impersonal by chance , then those things that make him man-hope of purpose and significance, love, motions of morality and rationality, beauty and verbal communication-are ultimately unfulfillable and thus meaningless. — Francis Schaeffer

The point is that only one thing matters in this world, to prepare oneself for death. One can try to be as comfortable as possible until one dies... Because being comfortable does not have any meaning either. It just does not. Everything is only a big meaninglessness that one must bear. — Odd Nerdrum

To the Suprematist the visual phenomena of the objective world are, in themselves, meaningless; the significant thing is feeling, as such, quite apart from the environment in which it is called forth. — Kazimir Malevich

Chance doesn't mean meaningless randomness, but historical contingency. This happens rather than that, and that's the way that novelty, new things, come about. — John Polkinghorne

I would not want you to suppose that my rejection of Allen Forte's theory of pitch-class sets implies a rejection of the notion that there can be such a thing as a pitch-class set. It is only when one defines everything in terms of pitch-class sets that the concept becomes meaningless. — George Perle

I took to writing at an early age to escape from meaninglessness, uselessness, unimportance, insignificance, poverty, enslavement, ill health, despair, madness, and all manner of other unattractive, natural and inevitable things. — William Saroyan

The grand thing about the human mind is that it can turn its own tables and see meaninglessness as ultimate meaning. — John Cage

Worthless Life Quotes

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The purpose of life is a life with a purpose. So I’d rather die for a cause, than live a life that is worthless. — Immortal Technique

A warrior is worthless unless he rises above others and stands strong in the midst of a storm. — Yamamoto Tsunetomo

When one realizes that his life is worthless he either commits suicide or travels. — Edward Dahlberg

Worrying is worthless. When you stop focusing on what has already happened and what may never happen, then you'll be in the present moment. Then you'll begin to experience joy in life. — Brian Weiss

My mum always told me I was precious, while my dad always told me I was worthless. I think that's a good grounding for a balanced life. — Alan Cumming

One does not reflect on a point of honor - that is already dishonor. To submit to insult, to forget a humiliation, to quail before an enemy - all these are signs of a life become worthless and superfluous. — Oswald Spengler

Die before the one whom you love; to live after he dies is to live a worthless life in this world. — Guru Angad

Whenever you surrender the most precious areas of your life to GOD, it's like trading in a pile of worthless pebbles for a truckload of priceless jewels. — Leslie Ludy

Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human lives. — Albert Schweitzer

Complaining about your current position in life is worthless. Have a spine and do something about it instead. — Robert Kiyosaki

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More Meaningless Life Quotes

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The point is this: If God does not exist, then life is objectively meaningless; but man cannot live consistently and happily knowing that life is meaningless; so in order to be happy he pretends life has meaning. But this is, of course, entirely inconsistent—for without God, man and the universe are without any real significance. — William Lane Craig

We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing. — Charles Bukowski

Escape through travel works. Almost from the moment I boarded my flight, life in England became meaningless. Seat-belt signs lit up, problems switched off. Broken armrests took precedence over broken hearts. By the time the plane was airborne I'd forgotten England even existed. — Alex Garland

Most people work at keeping their job, rather than doing a good job. If you're the former, you're leading a meaningless life. If you're the latter, keep up the good work. — George Lois

And once you live a good story, you get a taste for a kind of meaning in life, and you can't go back to being normal; you can't go back to meaningless scenes stitched together by the forgettable thread of wasted time. — Donald Miller

The moment I realized God existed, I knew that I could not do othewise than to live for Him Alone...Faith strips the mask from the world and renders meaningless such words as anxiety, danger and fear, so the believer goes through life calmly and peacefully, with profound joy--like a child, hand and hand with his mother. — Charles de Foucauld

My life is absolutely meaningless. When I consider the different periods into which it falls, it seems like the word Schnur in the dictionary, which means in the first place a string, in the second, a daughter-in-law. The only thing lacking is that the word Schnur should mean in the third place a camel, in the fourth, a dust-brush. — Soren Kierkegaard

This life we live nowadays. It's not life, it's stagnation death-in-life. Look at all these bloody houses and the meaningless people inside them. Sometimes I think we're all corpses. Just rotting upright. — George Orwell

What gives life meaning is a form of rebellion, rebellion against reason, an insistence on believing passionately what we cannot believe rationally. The meaning of life is to be found in passion—romantic passion, religious passion, passion for work and for play, passionate commitments in the face of what reason knows to be meaningless. — Robert C. Solomon

Rather than feeling lost and unimportant and meaningless, set against galaxies which go beyond the reach of the furthest telescopes, I feel that my life has meaning. Perhaps I should feel insignificant, but instead I feel a soaring in my heart that the God who could create all this — and out of nothing — can still count the hairs of my head. — Madeleine L'Engle

Scientific naturalism is a story that reduces reality to physical particles and impersonal laws, [and] portrays life as a meaningless competition among organisms that exist only to survive and reproduce. — Philip Johnson

At birth man is offered only one choice --the choice of his death. But if this choice is governed by distaste for his own existence, his life will never have been more than meaningless. — Jean-Pierre Melville

Beautiful, ugly, impressive, disgusting, meaningless, grim, contradictory etc … It makes no difference, as long as it is life, vigorously pouring forth. — Asger Jorn

Love without action is meaningless and action without love is irrelevant. — Deepak Chopra

The theist can only find meaning by leaving this life for a transcendental world beyond the grave. The human world as he finds it is empty of 'ultimate purpose' and hence meaningless. Theism thus is an attempt to escape from the human condition; it is a pathetic deceit. — Paul Kurtz

We have created an industrial order geared to automatism, where feeble-mindedness, native or acquired, is necessary for docile productivity in the factory; and where a pervasive neurosis is the final gift of the meaningless life that issues forth at the other end. — Lewis Mumford

The great question of philosophy remains: If life is meaningless, what can be done about alphabet soup? — Woody Allen

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