The experience and behavior that gets labeled schizophrenic is a special strategy that a person invents in order to live in an unlivable situation.
— R. D. Laing unlived quote
I am prisoner of a gaudy and unlivable present, where all forms of human society have reached an extreme of their cycle and there is no imagining what new forms they may assume.
— Italo Calvino
The typical human life seems to be quite unplanned, undirected, unlived, and unsavored. Only those who consciously think about the adventure of living as a matter of making choices among options, which they have found for themselves, ever establish real self-control and live their lives fully.
— Karl Albrecht
We who were loved will never unlive that crippling fever.
— unlived quotation by Adrienne Rich
What is passion? It is surely the becoming of a person.
Are we not, for most of our lives, marking time? Most of our being is at rest, unlived. In passion, the body and the spirit seek expression outside of self. Passion is all that is other from self. Sex is only interesting when it releases passion. The more extreme and the more expressed that passion is, the more unbearable does life seem without it. It reminds us that if passion dies or is denied, we are partly dead and that soon, come what may, we will be wholly so.
The unlived life is not worth examining.
Sometimes when we weep in the movies we weep for ourselves or for a life unlived. Or we even go to the movies because we want to resist the emotion that's there in front of us. I think there is always a catharsis that I look for and that makes the movie experience worthwhile.
At the worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived.
The unexamined life is not worth living, but the unlived life is not worth examining.
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
Like so many women, I was living out the unlived life of my mother - so I wouldn't be her. But the price I paid was that I distanced myself internally.