We must quit living vicariously through the fictional lives of TV and movie characters, and become the stars of our own real-life stories of adventure and creativity.
— Bryant H. McGill

If you've been married for 400 years, as I have, it's nice to experience first love again and you can vicariously through a book.
E. L. James vicarious quote

Unable to create a meaningful life for itself, the personality takes its own revenge: from the lower depths comes a regressive form of spontaneity: raw animality forms a counterpoise to the meaningless stimuli and the vicarious life to which the ordinary man is conditioned. Getting spiritual nourishment from this chaos of events, sensations, and devious interpretations is the equivalent of trying to pick through a garbage pile for food.
— Lewis Mumford

Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.
— George Santayana

Sport in the sense of a mass-spectacle, with death to add to the underlying excitement, comes into existence when a population has been drilled and regimented and depressed to such an extent that it needs at least a vicarious participation in difficult feats of strength or skill or heroism in order to sustain its waning life-sense.
— vicarious quotation by Lewis Mumford