— Nigel Cumberland British author and leadership coach 1967
Zdroj: Your Job-Hunt Ltd – Advice from an Award-Winning Asian Headhunter (2003), Successful Recruitment in a Week (2012) https://books.google.ae/books?idp24GkAsgjGEC&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIGjAA#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse, Managing Teams in a Week (2013) https://books.google.ae/books?idqZjO9_ov74EC&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIIDAB#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse, Secrets of Success at Work – 50 techniques to excel (2014) https://books.google.ae/books?id4S7vAgAAQBAJ&printsecfrontcover&dqnigel+cumberland&hlen&saX&ved0ahUKEwjF75Xw0IHNAhULLcAKHazACBMQ6AEIJjAC#vonepage&qnigel%20cumberland&ffalse, p.36
— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, kniha The Shadow of the Wind
Zdroj: The Shadow of the Wind
— Paulo Coelho, kniha Jedenáct minut
Varianta: Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Zdroj: Eleven Minutes
— Leo Strauss Classical philosophy specialist and father of neoconservativism 1899 - 1973
“What is liberal education,” p. 6
Liberalism Ancient and Modern (1968)
„Look. We both know life is short, Macy. Too short to waste a single second with anyone who doesn't appreciate and value you.“
— Sarah Dessen, kniha The Truth About Forever
Zdroj: The Truth About Forever
— Seneca the Younger, Moral Essays
De Brevitate Vitae ("On the Shortness of Life", trans. John W. Basore), Ch. 1
Originál: (la) Non exiguum temporis habemus, sed multum perdidimus. Satis longa vita.
„The virtuosos look to the students of the world to do their share in the education of the great musical public. Do not waste your time with music that is trite or ignoble. Life is too short to spend it wandering in the barren Saharas of musical trash.“
— Sergei Rachmaninoff Russian composer, pianist, and conductor 1873 - 1943
Extract from an interview by James Francis Cooke, as given in the 1999 edition of Great Pianists on Piano Playing (Mineola: Dover Publications, 1999) p. 217.
— Friedrich Nietzsche, kniha Beyond Good and Evil
Ist das Leben nicht hundert Mal zu kurz, sich in ihm— zu langweilen?
Beyond Good and Evil, Chapter VII, 227
„Life is a waste of time and time is a waste of life, so let's all get wasted and have the time of our lives.“
— Kurt Cobain American musician and artist 1967 - 1994
— Madonna American singer, songwriter, and actress 1958
„The sheer waste of human potential that was the New Republic’s raison d’être offended her sensibilities as badly as a public book-burning, or a massacre of innocents.“
— Charles Stross, kniha Singularity Sky
Zdroj: Singularity Sky (2003), Chapter 2, “Preparations for Departure” (p. 33)
„It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability. One has to get on with life and I haven't done badly. People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.“
— Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942 - 2018
As quoted in "Return of the time lord" in The Guardian (27 September 2005)
— David Gemmell, kniha Quest for Lost Heroes
Zdroj: Drenai series, Quest for Lost Heroes, Ch. 1
Kontext: By my lights, my son, you are a young man. [... ] there should be love in your life. Am I at fault in my thinking?''Not at fault, Senior Brother. I loved once, and in truth I could love again. But the pain of loss was too much for me. I would rather live alone than suffer for it.''Then you are here to hide, Charreos, and it is not a good reason. The gift of life is too great to waste in such a fashion...
„The truest lengthening of life is to live while we live, wasting no time but using every hour for the highest ends. So be it this day.“
— Charles Spurgeon British preacher, author, pastor and evangelist 1834 - 1892
Faith's Checkbook entry for June 22.
— Jane Austen, kniha Sense and Sensibility
Varianta: [I]f a book is well written, I always find it too short.
Zdroj: Sense and Sensibility