19 Quotes For Your Existential Crisis

Thought Catalog

Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts. –Wendell Berry
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Struggle is what it means to be alive and free. –David Budbill
The very meaninglessness of life forces man to create his own meaning. Children, of course, begin life with an untarnished sense of wonder, a capacity to experience total joy at something as simple as the greenness of a leaf; but as they grow older, the awareness of death and decay begins to impinge on their consciousness and subtly erode their joie de vivre, their idealism – and their assumption of immortality. As a child matures, he sees death and pain everywhere about him, and begins to lose faith in the ultimate goodness of man. But, if he’s reasonably strong – and lucky – he can emerge from this twilight of the soul…

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