quote by Ludwig Wittgenstein

I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein

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Maybe some people just aren't meant to be in our lives forever.

Maybe some people are just passing through. It's like some people just come through our lives to bring us something: a gift, a blessing, a lesson we need to learn. And that's why they're here. You'll have that gift forever.


You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand

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I don't know the meaning of life. I don't know why we are here. I think life is full of anxieties and fears and tears. It has a lot of grief in it, and it can be very grim. And I do not want to be the one who tries to tell somebody else what life is all about. To me it's a complete mystery.

Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.

President Obama's reckless defense cuts that are hanging over our cloud, hanging over the horizon could put almost 44,000 jobs at stake right here in Pennsylvania. we are not going to let that happen. You know why? Because No. 1, national defense is the first priority of the federal government.


We are here to love each other. That is why you are alive. That is what life is for.

I've been on the planet for 40 years now, and I'm still none the wiser as to what it's all about really. I've never worried about life's big questions. People at my age sit about pondering, 'Why are we here?' The only time I ever asked myself that is when Suzanne booked us a surprise holiday to Lanzarote.

One day, a woman found herself standing at Heaven's gate.

The angels' only question to her was, "Zusai, why weren't you Zusai?" Within that simple question lies the heart of all our soul work. If you are David, why aren't you fully David? If you are Susan, why aren't you completely Susan? We are here on Earth to become who we are meant to be.

I believe that Brazil was prepared to elect a woman.

Why? Because Brazilian women achieved that. I didn't come here by myself, by my own merits. We are a majority here in this country.

We are not here merely to make a living. We are here to enrich the world.


We are experiencing a real confusion here in the United States, you know.

Why is it OK to drink, but it's not OK to take drugs? Blah, blah, blah. What's a crime? What's criminality? What can you do, what can't you do, and so forth. All these things are really confusing. A lot of it is really contradictory; it doesn't really make sense.

People need to know why we, as the Jewish people, have a right to be here.

We need to tell people what we are doing here... My tourism guidebook is the Bible.

It's daring to be curious about the unknown, to dream big dreams, to live outside prescribed boxes, to take risks, and above all, daring to investigate the way we live until we discover the deepest treasured purpose of why we are here.

Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here.

If someone is feeling out of sorts or detached it's a great time to bring them in and restate why we are here and what we are trying to do.


I believe love is what makes the world go round.

No matter how old or young, love is why we are here. It is the very essence of one's being.

Why not provoke some thought and get people talking about things? I like characters that are flawed because we all are. When people break up in a script, you think, Oh, right, there must be tears shed here. But maybe the fact of the matter is that they're both laughing.

Why are we here? Where do we come from? Traditionally, these are questions for philosophy, but philosophy is dead.

We are all affected by five things. But the most important thing that affects us is our dreams--our ability to see the future. But here's why we don't reach into the future. We're trapped either by regret of the past or the routine of the present. So make sure that the greatest pull on you is the pull of the future.

Tell me, why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?.


Worship helps us find who we are and why God has placed us here on the earth.

When we bow in God's presence with worship, only then are we made complete.

Remember then that there is only one important time, and that time is now.

The most important one is always the one you are with. And the most important thing is to do good for the one who is standing at your side. This is why we are here.

Why we are here: To tremble at the terrible beauty of the stars, to shed a tear at the perfection of Beethoven's symphonies, and to crack a cold one now and then.

We are in a race between knowledge and catastrophe.

If we keep track of what is important, never lower our standards or forget why we are here, we have the ability to determine the fate of the world.

I am convinced that both markets and free trade are good, but the traditional answer that we give to students to explain why they are good, the one based on perfect competition and Pareto optimality, is becoming untenable. Something much more interesting and more complicated is going on here


An interest in the brain requires no justification other than a curiosity to know why we are here, what we are doing here, and where we are going.

I don't care to analyze acting. On the other hand there is a fascination because distributors are putting out British films. You get films here with great performances you'll never see again. Why compare. We should go after the businessmen.

Why we are here is an impenetrable question.

Why we are here is important, but to know where we are going is imperative.

It's not what you've got, it's what you use, that makes a difference in how your life turns out.

Immigration keeps this country young, it keeps it dynamic, we have entrepreneurs and strivers who come here and are willing to take risks, and that's part of the reason why America historically has been successful.


In New York there are between four and six big designers, and the shows last one week. There is something wrong here. It's our fault. We can't stand up for it. They take our ads, don't they? Why don't they want to stay longer in Milan? Why do we have to comply? We have the most beautiful brands, they are Italians.

The most important question a human being has to face... What is it? The question, Why are we here?

There it is. It is useless to ask ourselves why it is we who are here. We are here. There is only us between the airfield and the Japs. If we don't hold, we will loose Guadalcanal.

Why exactly are we so frightened of death that we avoid looking at it altogether? Somewhere, deep down, we know we cannot avoid facing death forever. We know, in Milarepa's words: "This thing called 'corpse' we dread so much is living with us here and now."